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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 9, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CTTY TOWA TLTnTjn A V nrriTTUppP A I IUWA fflUMUAY DECEMBER 9 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL HOME EDITION NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JsfO 52 CHIEF DICTATION SIGNS FOR U S Envoy at Berne STATUTES WERE REVISED TO LET AMERICANS JOIN Seriate However Must Pass on Move to Make It Binding BULLETIN GENEVA Switzerland Dec B Plerrepont American charjre daffaires at Berne today signed in behalf of the United States government the protocol for the adhesion of the United States to the world court WASHINGTON Dec 9 erica today stood upon the threhold of the world court with the statutes of that famous tribunal re vised to facilitate her entry By the authority of President Hoover a diplomatic representative of the Washington government was directed tp sign at Geneva a proto col of adherence on behalf of the United States The next step and the one which will caitry the Washington govern ment formally into the permanent court of international justice will be ratification by the senate which ap proved such a step in 1926 but with reservations of such a nature as to with refuse sto admit the i PonaUlqhs Protocol forS Jay Plerrepont Moffat charge daffaires at Berne Switzer land who authorized by Presi dent Hoover signed the pro tocol for the adhesion of the United States to the ivorld court TERRIFIC WINDS STILL LASHING AS PIRATESTRYTO CONTROL VESSEL American Women Watch Bloody Fight in Chi nese Waters TTONGKONG Dec 9 persons were killed about 60 native passengers drowned and 40 or more wounded last night when a swarm of Chinese pirates fought with the crew of theBritish steam ship Hatching for its possession Three American women witness ed the bloody conflict and spent hours of terror aboard the ship be fore British destroyers the Sterling and the Sirdar came to its aid Much of the superstructure of the vessel was burned It finally made port here from Swatow Carried 300 Passengers The Hatching left Swatow for Hongkong Saturday with 300 pas sengers including an Englishman and three American women Early Sunday morning 50 or 60 pirates who had shipped as passengers sprang upon the decks with terrify ing yells and attempted to seize the ship They first stormed the bridge firing revolvers One of their shots killedThird Officer Woodward The the atatiites1 under whlch the court operates has been affected designed I to obvitite the difficulties which the J senate three years ago sow aa i standing in the way of American j T ONDON Dec 9 Service Halted adherence Winds of TWO BURNED TO BEAffiiNPlANE in Pilot and Passenger Die Wreck of Plane in Texas STAMFORD Texan Dec 9 Pilot Cotton Hansen 30 and his passenger Miss Winnie Williams 20 an orphan were burned to death in the wreck of Hansens plane here yesterday while Miss Williams es cort who had pleaded with her to forego the ride watched the plunge Spectators said the plane was flying low when it fell Hansen taxied down the field at a high rate of speed they said before taking err Ho then circled low over the field As the plane flew near the crowd It went into a tail spin turned over and crashed on its nose Pilot and passenger were strapped in hurricane force still swept across tiie British Isles leaving death and destruction both on lake i and sea in their wake There were indications there would be no cessa tion for many hours The weekend was the wildest in the history of British weather bureau records Night steamship services SRt Weal IOWA FORECAST Rain sleet or snow Monday night and Tuesday no decided change in temperature f LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for Zi hour period ending at 8 oclock If on day morning Highest Sunday 33 Lowest in Night 12 At 8 A M Monday 18 Trace of Sleet Figures for like period ending state 8 oclockSunday morning wmcli meets HJghest Saturday 33 Lowest in Night 19 Trace of Snow storm thebridge after a brief lull in combat but the accourate fire of the officers and guards picked oft the pirate leaders and they with drew leavingdead and wounded on the deck No other frontal attack was made but considerable sniping followed in which an Indian guard was killed another wounded and Chief Officer Perry wounded Radio Brings Aid The Stealing and the Sirdar abou1 this time answered radio distress signals of the young Chinese oper ator The Sterling drew near as the pirates using kerosene set f ire to the bridge and decks The Chinese passengers from be low rushed above panic stricken as the vessel filled with smoke ana about 60 of them jumped overboard The Cunard steamer Alaunia from iand were drowned Mothers with New York went out of its9oursetgabes in arms were among those assist the steamer Tynebridgoheaping pell moll overboard Others which was in distress iruthe channel I 24 miles west of Bishops RockIts bridge was p rptected by barbed wire eiccliBiige suspended all airplane service stopped and hotels at ports were crowded with passengers waiting to cross to the continent Wireless dis tress signals from the seas told of more than DO vessels in dire need Estimates of loss of life ran into acores SteeringGear Disabled radio said the steering gear was disabled and three men were in jured The British steamer Britannic went ashore between Linney Heac and Saint Govvans Pembroke Wales A lifeboat from Milford Hav en reported the ship was in no dan ger Cargo Boat Sinks The Hoiueric arrived from New York 20 hours late withreports of TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 8 TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN HAMMILL ASKS TUITION BOOST State Board to Consider In crease Sought by Governor Sunday were not aa warm as their three predecessors Nor were they nearly as cold aa the corresponding day last week A trace of filmy snow Saturday night and a visitation of sleet Sunday night left tbe streets of Mason City more slippery than they havebeen thus far in the season COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec J board of education neets here tomorrow 13 ex pected to take up the report at a committee on Gov John HamniiUs proposal that tuition the throe state schools be increased one tliirc The toard also may consider in formally the suspension of the Uni versity of Iowa from the Big Ten conference Governor Hammill made the pro posal for increasing the fees while the legislature was In session last or during his attempt to find a solution for the rise in state tax levies The committee named to study tbe proposal consisted of C C Shnakley of New Hampton uid Henry C Shull of Sioux City George Godfrey of Algona board member is expected to continue the attack upon the proposal which ho began n an address duringthe country life nssociation meetings at Ames recently VESSELS RESCUE FOREIGN WOMEN Rebel Troops Expected to Capture Ichang U S Boats Stand By SHANGHAI Dec 9 for eign gunboats lying oft Ichang a city in Western Hupeh provinca toda evacuated foreign women and children and took them aboard a capture of the city by rebel troops impended Foreign naval dispatches to Shanghai said the situation wag serious Among1 the gunboats were tW American vessels tbe Guam and Luzon with the commander the Yangtze patrol Rear Admiral Thomas T Craven aboard The rebel troops were said to have surrounded the city Nearer Shanghai other mutineers today for a second time cut tbc ShanghaiNanking railway wreck ing a freight train by removing ths rails A previous break was repaired only last night Th British cruiser Suffolk enroute for Nanking today and will stand by to remove Britishresi dents altho it was not sure tiia this emergency measure would lie required British destroyers lett Hongkong for Shanghai the cruiser Berwick coming from Hongkong will remain here but the smaller ves sels will proceed up the Yangtze It appeared the revolt against the budding nationalist regime of Gen Chiang KaiShek was perhaps ni tlonwide altho hardly concerted servers considered it the most dsn gerous threat the Chinese president Uias hadyet U S MARINES RUSHED TO HAITI With U S marines being rushed to Haiti to supplement 100 id ready there Brig Gen John It Russell left American hijrh com missioner reports riots quieted lojlowlng the establishment of mar tial law Announcement of President Louis Borno risht that he would not run for reelection in April after first announcing the election would be culled off lias helped to pacify the citizenry which large decree resents American jiarticioatlon OFFICER SHOOTS FORMER JUDGE rOUNG ROBBER Humboldt Boy Fatally Wounded by Ft Dodge was fatally Patrolman Everett Mericld yesterday Ward discovered taking a bag pi money from the cupbeard was ordered to come out Mericle saW Instead of complying Ward divad headlong thru a window as Mericle shot escaped A fw minutes lat er Mericle and two other officers heard three shots Tuacing the repon tucy found Ward lying on the roof of a small building He said he had fired the shots to bring aid Wuvd recently came here from Humliaklt where his parents Mr and Mrs O J Ward live Before his ciiath police said Ward con fessed to the robbery of 15 places in the last few weeks JURY TO IGNORE BEOOKH ART TALE Senators Testimony of Wall Street Party Passed Up WASHINGTON Dec B The grand jury today decided to ignore testimony by Senator BrooJthart of Iowa relative to the Street booze party given by Walter Fahy New broken to new members of cciigrcss in 1926 at which Brookhart said liquor wag served Prior to his appearance the grand jury Brookhart had said iu the senate that he sat at the din ncf between Otto Kahn New York financier and E E Loomis presi deot of the Lehigrh Valley railroad and tnat the latter poured some alcoholic stuff from a glass and drank it Loomis was also called before the grand jury just as was the manager of New Willard hotel where LliK dinner tool1 place The grand jury in its report it was deemed that the lack of evi dence together with the extraor dinary lapse of time between thj allegec violations and the revela tion of the facts relating to this affair make it impracticable for the prand jury to consider the mat ter further Pipneer Resident of Forest City Dies at Home 3 Sons Living FOREST CITY Dec Eliason 80 a resident of this com munity for 50 years died this morn ing at his home here at Mr Eliason is survived by his sec ond wife and three sons Andrew and Ed of Forest City and Nels i f St Peter Minn Funeral arrange ments have not been made LINDSEYOUSTED Court Disbars Noted Jurist for Alleged Professional Misconduct HAITI QUIET AS MARINES SPEED TO QUELL RIOTS Sc his d u 1 e d Demonstra tions Have Failed to Materialize BULLETIN WASHINGTON Dec Tinfirst utteranco In congress ontlie disturbed silimlion hi Haiti was made in the housu today by Representative Hml Ile5ton democrat Alubutnu snid that President Hoov er hnl made a mess in hand ling matters tivsre ultho Jus hud Inherited the tsituufoii from OooiWge udniiiiistratlon pORTAUPRINCE Haiti Dec 9 JPi Complete quiet turnout Haiti wcs reported to government qiuir i UI1V1CI LAJC LUL11C4 GIIUC ILllta tc Uctay from all districtsTucre leam is permittcd to schedule ath have been no disturbances IM Mnntiiciort Board to Map NQ OUTSIDER TO future Plans Wednesday Hawks to Be Barred From Meeting Big Ten Teams Till Reinstated IOWA CITY Dec board in control of athletics at the univer sity has been called to a meeting in the old capitol here Wednesday afternoon A policy to be pursued by the institution in the light its failure to gain reinstatement iu the Big Ten conference will be shaped at the meeting which Is regarded as the most important gathering of this body in its history The board consists of Dean C C Williams chairman Director E H Lauer secretary Professors Pelzer Kuever HoiHolt Beye Fenton Bates and Rush Butler Chicago F G Higbee Iowa City and W Earl j Hall of Mason City the last three representatives of the alumni Iowato Taint CHICAGO Dec 9 Uni versity of Iowa can never engage in athletic competition with a western conference school until it is re turned to good standing it was offi cially announced today Under the conference rules no lust 48 hours contests with a blacklisted I member If a school such as IOWR Trie arrival of the detachment of decides to withdraw from the con 50 niEiiines at Jacmel and the imference it automatically becomes a pending arrival of hundreds more forbidden opponent as well as reassuringstatements in the newspaper La Presse have con triouted to a feeling of stability Three threatened demonstrations which had been scheduled for last night and this morning failed to materialize TheHaitians wounded during Fri day af ternpoas ciasn vfitb marines courtjudgej todaywas disbarred by1 the Colorado su preme court on charges of pro fessional miscon duct embracing acceptance of fees while he was judge The decision of the court1 was unanimous The c h a r g e against Lindsay w h o won wide fame for his ad ministration o f BEN B LINDSEY the Denver juvenile court was that he accepted 537000 from Mrs Helen Elwood Stokes prominent Denver and New York society woman who was attempting to establish the rights of hertwo children for a set tlement of the W E D Stokes es tate He was charged with taking from Samuel Untermeyer New York attorney in the same case Lindsey was judge of the Denver juvenile court while the Stokes case was pending In his defense he said his connection in the Stokes case was disinterested from the work the juvenile court and that he act ed merely as arbitrator and media iVeahaeiit of Tnaval medical off ic e ra Outposts at Cliantel Torbeck and PortaPriment in the Aux Cayes district which had been threatened today reported that conditions were quiet More Marines on Way WASHINGTON Dec 9 the disturbed Haitian sit uation apparently unabated the ad ministration today eagerly awaited receipt of additional dispatches from he island republic A detachment of oOO marines was on its wny to reinforce the TOO al TUKX TO PAGE II COLUMN 6 ROLFE STUDENT RHODES SCHOLAR Gordon C Siefkin Chosen to Attend University in England IOWA CITY Dec C Sicfkn of Rolfe has been selected as the recipient of the Rhodes scholarship from Iowa Following hisgraduation from the University of Iowa next June he will enter the famous Oxford university in En land Mr Siefkin has been uncommonj iy notive on the campus here He has been cadet colonel in the mili tary organization commander of tlie Mjfma Nu fraternity and held numerous other posts of honor Thr new Rhodes scholar is the son o a dentist at Rolfe By corn ciiienv tbe last University of Iowa student who received the Rhodes scholarship Virgil Hancher was a Rolfe boy too SELECTION OF SOLON DELAYED Indications Point to Naming of Grundy to Seat in Senate HARRISBURG Pa Dec 9 P Appointment of a senator from Pennsylvania to fill the vacancy cause by rejection of William S Vare by the upper branch of con gress will be delayed until after Ihe fnneial tomorrow of Congressman W W Griest of Lancaster it was announced at the executive offices today AU indications pointed to ap pointment of Joseph R Grundy president of the Pennsylvania man ufacturers association aa junior senator Whether he will accept re mained in doubt Day Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec 9 With Mr Hoover pleading with every body to spend all this money I won der what a little gentleman in a rented frame house in North ampton is think ing The idea of such spending will make him turn over in his bed of magazine WILL ROGERS manuscripts This Ramsay Mac Donald on his peace mission visit ed the wrong country It was Haiti where he belonged There is a tremendous movement on to get lower taxes on earned in cqmes then will come the rcnl problem Who among us on sal Rt3five earning our income VourH WILL KOGKKS If a member withdraws from the conference it is automatically Uarred from competing with other members until it regains member ship the rule states Boiird Will PoOperftte DAVENPORT Dec 9 T Eakerv clmtrman of v the state education a aid today the board p Superior Judge L vMcKinleypf Cuicago consideration if it sented at the meeting in Council Bluffs tomorrow Iam interested he said in knowing such an inti mation has been made and can say thal the board will cooperate to clear up the situation The McKinley statement accused President Walter Jessup of the uni versity of being responsible for Iowas trouble with the Big Ten Opinions of other board members indicated the majority held Jessup in high esteem and discounted the McKinley charges New Hampton Man Backs Jessup C C Sheakley of New Hampton said Theres nothing there for an nvestigation The university has been conducted in an honest effi cient and straightforward manner He also said the statement would lie considered William R Boyd chairman of the boards finance committee and Mrs TUKiV TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 HAWKS HE SAYS Lauer Williams Talk to Mass Meeting of Students By THEODOKE F HOOP Associated press Staff Writer TOWA CITY Dec 9 sity of Iowa athletic officials toii day set about shapingtheir future course unanimous in the that management of their internal organization should not be dictated by outside forces The schools third ouster from the BigTen Saturday brot statements from President Walter A Dean C C Williams chairman of the athletic board and E H athletic director that Iowa will con tiuue to follow the policies set up by the new athletic administration last June It never has nor will It allow any outside body to dictate the ship of its staff President Jessup said last night after conferring with Williams and Lauer He referred to statements made by Lauer that the Jig Ten faculty committee had ret fused Iowas reinstatement plea be cause the athletic control boards jersonnel had not been changed and hat George T Bresnahan had been retained as track coach Will Keep Going Lauer addressing a mass meeting of nearly 1000 students yesterday asserted keep i 1 Fingerprints Scant Clews to Murderer nOCKFORD 111 Dec 9 JP Fingerprints on the short length nf pipe used to kill her were the most important clews police had today to the slaying of Miss Cordelia Gummersheimer 30 school teacher Miss Gummersheimer was clubbed to death Saturday night Friends seeking her after she had failed to keep an appointment last night dis covered the body clad in pajamas lying across the bed of her third floor apartment Police today were looking back over Miss Gummershelmers life in quest of a possible motive The youngwoman hadnot been at tacked physicians said and noth ing in the apartmenthad been dis turbed Had Wide Miss Gummersheimer had been a teacher of German and dramatic art here for eight years and had a wide circle of friends Neighbors said she had frequent callers both men and women and police found letters and telegrams showing she correspond ed with several men Voices of a man and woman ap parently In friendly conversation were heard between 8 and 9 oclock Saturday night The light in the apartment went out about 11 oclock coroners physicians said the teacher met death shortly after ward Entered Thru Window A book lay open beside the bed as tho she had read until tired A screen had been removed from a window overlookinga rear porch rvnd it was by this means police TO 8 COLUMN S on goiugJ In tao slatted We wilt time ihe vsaij The Iowa to change the membership of its athletic board was aKsUfd ihe claimed Iowa will continue to exercise scrupulous care in certifyingthe members of its teams Williams said regardless of who may be its opponents on the field He intimated that unnamed ron may have been behind the Hawkeje ouster saying the im iacable opposition displayed by thp athletic departments of certain in fititutions lends color to the oft ex iressed suspicion that those instiLu ions are seeking games where gate will be larger Will He Interesting The college world will watch vith deep interest the elections of institutions to fill the vacancies re sulting from the elimination of Towa I venture to predict that piir ty of athletics will not be the pri mary consideration he continued President Jessup expressed con idence in the efforts of Williams Lauer and the athletic council They will have full support in n orogram calling for vigorous ad icrence to the highest educational standards he said The university liinks first ot its own integrity and ts responsibility to the state Returning late yesterday froma Dusiness trip to New Washington President Jessup held a jrief conference with ajtliletic offi cials preparatory to the calling of an athletic council meeting Tuesday or Wednesday A pep meeting of students ulty members and townspeople around the steps of old capitol seat oC Iowas first legislature yesterday TIJKV TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen It aint much of a com plinicnt when a woman lets a man pet her It means she wouldnt have him per manent an dont much care what lie thinks of her   

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