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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home E EDITION r XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPg ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 18 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 60 100 Per Cent ThaVs How Stewart Sizes Up War Secretary By CHARLES P STEWART Dec Judged i on points like an animal in a bench show Patrick J Hurley looks almost 100 per cent perfect for his new job as v secretary of war Ho is Mars of an up to date type to be sure The old model was of the knock down anddrag out style of con struction strong doubtless but bulky Thick skulled Built for wear and tear i not for speed Activitiy is the keynote of Secretary Hurleys pat tern Np hint of fragility however steel rather than solid ma sonry BOTH HUCKINS ARE MISSING 1 57 Hilt es Ot Recovered From Oklahoma Mine RESCUERS STILL i HUNT VICTIMS OF MINE BLAST Inspector Unable to Give Reason for Ex new war secretary is a fine 1 erect figure of a man with a handsome face Reckoning him cis 47 which he s not by afew weeks he is half a dozen years the junior of Secretary of Agriculture Hyde hitherto the baby of President Hoovers cabinet 28 years Secretary Mellons junior nearly 12 years under the average age of the entire cabinet Just over each of his ears is a speck of gray otherwise not a streak of it in his thick brown hair or clipped mustache Clipped but thank heaven not in the tooth brus hfashion which some military men still affect a dire aftermath of the War and wiry the latest ad ditiori to the official presidential family is broad of shoulderand deep of chest but carries no superfluous i about with him At a guess hewould tip the beam all osion BULLETIN McALESTEK Okla Dec 18 Fiftyseven uouies had been recovered at 10 oclock this morning from the Old Town Coal compaAy mine in North McAIester where yesterday 63 miners were trapped by an ex plosion in one of the lower levels McALESTER Okla pec 18 Braving thedread menace of ire rescue workers who had tolled thru the tight today continued their jrini task of removing bodies from the lower levels of the Old Town toal companys mine in North McAIester where yesterday 62 min ers weretrapped by an explosion Treacherous gas which drifted thickly thru the lower levels of the mine hampered the rescue squad of more than 200 and much of the ef fort during the night was directed at curtaining off sections of this danger area and in attempts to ventilate the mine This was a tedi ous process and it was probable that it would not be completed until late thiSr it Wel s ought to youtlt and evi in bio he vwoulcl for the late 30s and his poise and carriage are an athletes BESIDES Pat they call him P Colonel He was a cavalry captain in the Indian Territory militia and later in the Oklahoma national guard but rose to a lieutenant colonels rank in the A E F The colonel then i6 bold and vaquiline cf feature but his expres sion is fact humorous It Is an expression which does not belie him Have you hail many telegrams asked one of his callers at his initial audience to the newspaper boys fi lowing his elevation to a full secre tarys post in the congratulatory telegrams of course Yes Lots Condolingwith the government said Pat with a wide grin PAT HURLEY does not give the impression of beingparticularly a politician Maybe he really is not It is quite a custom with presi dents to appoint the members of their cabinets for political and their first assistants to do the actual work Tha late Secretary of War Good certainly was chosen for his political acumen so perhaps it was deemed especially essential i to provide him with amore than usually able as as the country knows Colonel Hurley got the job At any rate the war department speaks of it as a happy augury that TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen JLM SEEK GANGSTER AS SLAYER OF POLICEMAN burlap bad beentrundled out of the mine shaftandtaken to improved morgues where fellow workershad identified 37 of them Three men had been uncon scious from the fifth entry of the 19 others still were listed as They too had died their lives snuffed out by gas in the opinion of Miller D Hay chief state mine inspector who said that four hours spent in the lower levels of the mine had convinced him that none of the men would be found alive His nspection did not reveal the cause of the explosion Hay said but miners familiar with the workings were inclined to blame sparks from an electric cutting machine for the blast They believed the machine uncovered a pocket of gas which exploded This explosion they con tinued probably caused dust which in turn caused the greater explosion The mine suffered only slight damage Hay said after his inspec tion but the broken and twisted condition of many of the bodies brot to the surface told a mute story of the great force of the blast Many of the bodies were found with sfrms pand legs broken while others were horribly bruised or burned Identification in many cases was difficult one mans identity was established only thru the fact that he was known to have a broken toe Three Groped Way Out Joe Ponsella Arnold Kessinger and Frank Gpnzales the three men taken from the mine alive all told stories ofvaterrific concussion which left them dazed and deafened Working much nearer the e trance than the others in the mine TURN TO FACE 8 COLUMN 1 Police have heen combingChicagos badlands in an effort to arrest Fred Burke left aliovc Chi cago gangster believed to be the Fred Dane who shot Policeman Charles Skclloy center St Joseph Mich policeman todeath when the latter interfered in an argument after a minor traffic smash At near Bcnton Harbor police found an arsenal shown below and in bonds identified as loot from a Jefferson Wis bank robbery On the riirht is Mrs Viola Dane who wus living with the killerinthe Benton Harbor house and who has been charged by police with receiving stolen property Police believe they can link Burke with St Valentines day massacre in Chicago last February A woman puts in half her life hopin for a perfect man an the other half try in to improve the one she got BRITISH FLYERS ARE UNREPORTED London Foreign Officer Fear ful for Safety of Long Distance Flyers LONDON Dec 18 passed today without word from the two royal air force officers who yes terday at dawn began an attempt to make a nonstop flight to Cape town South Africa about 6000 miles The two men if all went well should have been on the most haz ardous lap of their journey and there was some feeling something may have happened to them since they had promised to communicate thru their radio every four hours The air ministry said this morn ing it had received no message from the two Squadron Leader A G TonesWilliams and Flight Lieuten ant A H Jenkins since yesterday afternoon when they reported the plane 50 miles northwest of Sar dinia ZERO WEATHER IS IN PROSPECT Temperature Gradually Will Rise by Christinas Says Reed DES MOINES Dec 18 will feel the grip of zero tempera tures for a couple of days and then will be greeted with gradually rising temperatures until Christmas the government weather bureau here said today The western portion of the state felt subzero temperatures this morning while the eastern sector was enjoying fcomparatively warm Sioux City reported 4 be low Charles D Reed meteorologist said while Council Bluffs was 2 degrees warmer Otherwise the official government recarding stations reported abovii zero readings with Bes Moines 8 above Charles City 6 above Du buque 16 Davenport 22 and Keo kuk 26 But the mild temperatures were only temporary for from the north west came reports of temperatures as low as 34 which Reeil predicted would send icy blasts across the agricultural middlewest and give it a touch of subzero weather for a couple of days Little snow accompanied the drop in temperatures last Reed said He predicted little snow in sight but gave the cheering word that clearing weather was in pros pect after 11 days in which Iowa has not seen a trace of the sun Jowan Killed by Car SIOUX CITY Dec 18 Citys 1929 automobile death toll was increased to 24 today when Tom Norris 79 died in a hospital of injuries suffered Tuesday when struck by an automobile driven by H Holmes Shoppinp Day Verse Urges Donations to Holiday Fund I look into the windows and see the beauties there And I begin to wonder is nil this display fair My mind can see in it a humble pair One is the sweet Mndonnn who did the Christchild bear do WE make of Christ inns with nil this pomp and show Do we forget the spirit nnd do we really know What privilege we forfeit and whnt tho foarful blow That we inflict on needy ones whose finances are low Oil dont load down the wealthy with all you caii bestow Just think of those whose Christmas sox aro only filled with woe And get the Christmas spirit deposit plenty dough In GlobeGazettes old Christ mas fund and feel your pulses glow This bit of verse accompanied a contribution from J W Tuesday It states the case well Christmas is going to have an added note of satisfaction for those who have shared their joy in the day with some boy or girl who otherwise would have seen little of the happy side of the day No gifts arc too large or too small Mrs T T Blaiae Social Wel fare league director will sec that every penny is spent to the best advantage Address your Christmas Cheer offering to the Fund GlobeGa zette Mason City Here is the Jist of subscriptions compiled to include donations re ceived up to noon Wednesday Previously reported A Friend Mrs K 1 Just a Friend J Mcservey Helper 1 Lord Pliisliboltom 10 Mrs L D Cookiiian 3 Han ford Friend 1 From n Frlcml I FORMS GIANT STEEL COMPANY Merger Creates Third Larg est of Its Kind in World CLEVELAND Ohio Dec 18 third largest steel corpora tion in the United States was in existence in this midwest center of coal and iron ore distribution today thru the genius of Cyrus S Eaton of Cleveland who led the way to approval of a merger by directors of four companies The merger announced here last night creates a vast system of oper ations centered in northern Ohio with Great Lakes fleets bringing down iron ore from the fields of Minnesota Wisconsin and Michigan and coal pouringin from Pennsyl vania West Virginia Ohio and Ala bama Financial leaders see the merger as only the forerunner to further HOOVER LINKED WITH FIGHT TO GET LOW TARIFF Lakin Claims President Ordered Contact Effected BULLETIN WASHINGTON Dec 18 fPl Hull demo crat Tennessee today charac tertzed as ridiculously absurd testimony of H C Lakin which sajd he might have obtained the information that President Hoo ver had instructed one of his secretaries to establish contact between members of the house vwnys nnd means committee unrt those working for lower sugar rates from Hull WASHINGTON Dec 18 letter saying President Hoover had instructed Walter Newton one of his secretaries to establish a contact between members of the house ways and means committee and Cuban sugar people was read today before senate lobby commit tee The letter written by H C Lakin president of the Cuba company to Mason Starring of New York said several members of the committee had appealed to the president who had directed Newton to establish a contacFbetween the committee and ourselves Lakin who was on the witness stand said he did not believe any thing had been done about it You mean the president instruc ted his secretary to do something and it was not done Senator Walsh democrat Montana asked I am not sure what was asked Lakin answered I dont believe anything was done Senator Smoot of Utah chairman of the senate finance committee was called the real spokesman for the beet sugar interests of the United States in a letter written by H C Lakin president of the Cuba company which was also read into the record Lakin recalled to testify about his efforts to have the tariff rate on Cuban sugar lowered writing to the head of an association on sugar mill owners in Cuba said Smoot was the spokesman for the remolacheros which was interpreted as meaning the beet sugar interests The letter added that it was dif ficult in talking to Smoot to draw any distinction between his posi tion as senator and his function as the leader of the romolachcros Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec Its not often that a woman scorned can be big hearted But Mary McCor mic the singer certainly was Pol a Negri had among her old husbands a n amateur prince That is he was a prince but he had nothing to be prince of He was sup pose d to be WILL ROGERS Prince of Georgia so I suppose his mother was Empress of At lanta and his father kingof CocaCola Well it seems that Pola had asked waiver on him but when she heard that Mary would take up his option why Pola feline like reconsidered and started feeding him again Well did Mary rave She did not She said Thats a gal Mary cheer up we will dig you up Duke of Hollywood Yours WILL ROGERS WARRANTSSTILl UNSERVED SON LEAVES RESORT Facing YOUTH INSISTS HE IS CONNIE Arkansas Witness Details His Movements Since Alleged Killing MOUNTAIN VIEW Ark bee combinations with the Youngstown j IS man who claims to be Sheet and Tube of Youngstown and Connie Franklin went on the wit the Inland Steel of Chicago forming Father and Son Arrestin Finance Scheme BULLETIN CEDAR RAPIDSDec 18 tff Barngrrovcr attor ney for Elmer S Huckins nnd his son George E Huckins for whom warrants were issued on charges of obtaining money un der fulse pretenses said today he would iirtvlse them to remain out of the stale unlil 26 the lust duy of service for the January term of Liiiu county district court Bnrngrovcr salil lie did not buiicve tho Hucklns luul gone into hidingwith the or iirrost KAPIDH Dec 18 Whereabouts of George K Huckins ofCedar Rapids and his ather Elmer S Huckins of Han cock Wis were unknown today as authorities here armed with war ants for theirarrest on a charge if obtaining money under false pre tenses attempted to follow their trail George Huckius who yesterday was reported registered at an Ex celsior Springs Mo hotel checked out of the hotel last night and dis appeared it was learned here Ce dar Rapids officials had telegraphed the police at the Missouri resort town asking his arrest A dispatch lastnight from HuckiusIllccwise had after the slioilff theie had asked to arrest him Suit Filet By Spcits Attendants at he estate of the elder Huckins said he had leftfor a conference at Hartford Wis with E T Rippey The latter denied anythingabout it i The informations agaiust the i Huckins were filed by Carl Hen CHICAGO Dec IS Idrlckson county attorney after cities today cut new pages had been started here by Wil thc book of crime imputed to Fred Burke as the search for the reputed killer kidnaper and bank robber be came more intense The man hunt for the former lieutenant of Scarface Al Capons was still centered in Chicago with I police seekingdefinitely to connect Burke with the massacre of the seven Moran gangsters last St Val CHICAGOCENTER OF SEARCH FOR REPUTED KILLER Acquaintance Says He Saw Burke in Hotel Lobby liam Speas of the Gednr Rapids baseball club of the Missis sippi Valley league seeking to i e he invested in tha 570200 TO IAGE 8 COLUMN 3 Hold Trap Shoot BURT Dec American Legion and the businessmen held a cntines day but many other chap taP shoot Monday afternon the ters were written elsewhere businessmen winning the shoot by In Detroit Burke was described Ione Point The LcSion treated the a corporation which would rank in production above Bethlehem Steel and second only to the United States steel corporation The new organization to be known as the Republic Steel cor poration will have combined sales of f2iiO000000 and a producing capacity of 4900000 tons annually as the man who taught the gunman to become the machine gunner the man who gave lessons in kidnaping made a million from ransoms and robberies Inspector Henry 1 Garvin of the Detroit crime bomb squad called Burke the head of the most desperate band of out laws in the not one ofj Ihem I believe will ever be taken i alive i Is Seen in Chicago j From St Louis the inspector 1 added came gunmen from the rem nants of Egans Rats once a no torious gang Others came from else roster containing thei names of the followingleaders Garvinsaid Ray Crane Neck gent of Hamilton Ohio and Gus Winklej Bob Newberry and Ray mond McGinnis alias Shocker all from St Louis Meanwhile recognition of Burke in ness stand here this morningandta Chicago hotel by a man testified that he is the same person wha used to cards vvilh ntra lour men now on trial are charged with torturing and burning to death The witness said his real name was Marion Franklin Rogjrs but in recent years ho had gone under the name of Connie Franklin He said he was an inmate of the businessmen to an oyster supper at Marvin hotel Tuesday evening ing Wea Patients in Hospital for Insane Removed When Fire Breaks Out steel ingot state hospital for nervous diseases for a few months and escaped in 1027 Worked as Farm Hnnd He described hisarrival in the in St Joseph Mich where Burke posed as a gentleman of means only bore out previous beliefs of Chicago police that Burke would seek hiding in this city where po lice said he was once the expert ma chine gunner for the Capone gang and as such was in command at the Moron massacre The Experts Are Culled identification was made by William Hutchinson of New Buf falo Mich I could not have been St James community last January I mistaken the Michigan man said staying the first night at the home of S H Greenway father of Her ants first job as n farm hand he undetermined origin broke out in one of the ward buildings of the Dunning state hospital for the in sane last night Seventyfive pa tients all men were saved by guards who took them to another building before the fire had gained headway S5 Mid was with Joe White another Few anniversary celebrations ob1 serve the correct date and doubt1 less the real thanksgiving of the Puritans came a week later when defendant Next he worked for Her iran Greenway he claimed We just sparked a little the witness said when asked if he had v love affair with Tillar Kumminer the states star Then he began relating the story ot his movements on the day Frank lin was reputed to have been slain He and Herman Greenway Hu bert Hosier and Alex all de fenclantH started to Mountain Viiw 1 the last of the hash I Fonntnin Inn Triliunc j TURN TO 1AGK K COLUMN 1 I know him well His eyes lighted on me and I knew in a flash that he recognized me I got the impres sion he held a weapon and wag pre pared to shoot me if I tried to have him arroated All of the science of the experts in criminology was put in use by Chicago authorities to show that in cluded in the arsenal found in the Burke Lake Front home in St Jos eph was the machine gun used to massacre the Moran gangsters as they stood lined up against their death wall Maj Calvin Goddard ballistic expert from New York was expect ed here today to determine if bul j TLKN TO IYGK 8 COLUMN Z IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday except pos sibly snow Wednesday night in extreme southeast portion colder Wednesday night in east and central portions coid wavn n cast portion temperature ycro in south portion to 5 or 10 below in north not quite so cold Thursday afternoon In extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday U3 Above NightH Minimum 2 Above At 3 A M Wednesday 2 Above Snowfnll 1 Inch Ircntpltiition 01 After almost two weeks in com plete seclusion Old Sol showed his face for just a few moments early Wednesday morning and received a big hand Later in the forenoon the thin layer of clouds which dimmed his smile at first melted somewhat nnd North lowans were privileged to a real honesttogoodness look at the jolly old gentleman This re turn of the sun however was not an unmixed blessing for it was ac companied by a precipitous move ment of the mercury from 25 Tues day forenoon to 2 above zero Wednesday morning
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