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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 29 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 96 OldJoe Is Unusual Queer Exception as Cara way Finds SUB WARFARE UP TO PARLEY By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan hear Senator T h a d deus H Caraway tell it one would think putting a match to a bunch of currency was only the second silliest way of getting rid of the 100 per cent sil liest way was to spend it on lobby ists in an effort to influence con gressional legis lation The Arkansas senator doubtless is right as to money spent on the sort of lobby ists his Investigating committee has had most of its fun with re cently What he evidently forgets is that the lobbyists did furnish him and his fellow inquisitors with so such entertainment were the kind who had no rnore sense than to be caught which in itself was suffi cient proof that they wore not very slick lobbyists TRUE as someone is sure to re mark old Joe Grundy was one of the Caraway committees wit old Joe is a smooth article if ever there was one Indeed yes but the committee had no fun with old Joe Old Joe had fun with the committee Ordinary rules do not apply to old Joe Grundy anyway The type of lobbyists concerning whom Senator Caraway speaks so scornfully really are not worth a picayune They even lack the acu men to cover up their own tracks and avoid smearing everything up with thumbprints High class lobby ists are too clever to be recognized as lobbyists otherwise they could not properly be described as high caas lobbyists Inasmuch as Sen ator Caraway himself cannot spot them for what they are how can he much influence they are 1 Premier Selecting Cabinet Members OFFICER DIES OF GUN WOUNDS Sheriff Shot by Fugitive Pennsylvanians Succumbs in Phoenix PHOENIX Ariz Jan 29 Deputy Sheriff Lee Wright of Chandler Ariz died today from wounds received in a gun battle two weeks ago with Mrs Irene Schroeder W Glenn Dague and Vernon Ackerman near Chandler Mrs Schroeder and Dague recently were returned to New Castle Pa where they are held on a murder charge in connection with the slay ing of Corp Brady Paul of the Pennsylvania state police former lowan Screen Actress to Wed Movie Director HOLLYWOOD Cal Jan 29 IF license has been issuet in San Bernardino Cal to Virginia Browns Faire film actress anc Howard B Wornc Jr motion pic ture director Miss Faire is the for mer wife of Jack Daugherty screen actor In applying for her license yesterday she used her off screen name Virginia Cecilia Labuna and stated her age as 25 Worne gave his age at 41 AUNT HEX By Robert Qtiillen I learned Cousin Ben not to put cigaret butts in my best china cups I gave him coffee in one Id been savin since he et here last week GEN BERENGUt IS SELECTED TO SUCCEED PRIMO Mew Dictator Himself Takes Over War Portfolio MADRID Jan 29 Da maso Berenguer who has suc ceeded Primo de Rivera as head of the Spanish government be gan conferences with King Alfonso on the personnel of the new cabinet The new ministry General Beren guer told newspapermen at the pal ice was not yet fully decided hut may be announced during the day The Duke of Alba has been selec ted for the education portfolio Gen eral Berenguer intends to take over the army ministry himself as well as the presidency of the council of ministers Former Finance Minister Arguelles is being considered again for that post while Baron de Viver mayor of Barcelona has been sug gested for the ministry of labor Finds Favor With Populace In general Spain thus far has re acted favorably to the change of government altho minor disordeis have been reported most of them have been in the nature of demon strations General Berenguers appointment is viewed as signifying the first step of the kings policy to restore con Turn to Page 5 Column 400 M FACING TRIAL IN WEST ON CONSPIRACY Government Drive Nets 4 Rebellions in Western States By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A LMOST 400 persons including many public officials today were under federal indictment for conspiracy to violate the prohibition laws in four gigantic rum rebely lions in western states Alleged liquor rings in Idaho Wyoming Oklahoma and Texas were objects of the governmental drive Trial of 102 persons accused of conspiracy was to be started today in federal district court in City while trial of 23 including for mer state law enforcement commis sioner W C Irving was continued in Cheyenne Wyo Gov Frank C Emerson appeared as a witness in Cheyenne yesterday and former Gov Henry S Johnston was sub poenaed to testify in the Oklahoma City case A federal grand jury in Galveston adjourned yesterday after indicting about 120 residents of south in several liquor conspiracy cases Its last act was an indictment of a Galveston group which included former coast guardsman and two policemen Local governments of the city o Mullan and Shoshone county Idaho were disrupted by conviction re cently of virtually all principal of fice holders on liquor conspiracj charges and the same fate faces Wallace Ida Fortyfour of approxi mately 200 persons indicted in Turn o Page 5 Column 2 Rum Feud Blamed for New Yorkers Death NEW YORK Jan 29 rum feud was believed by the police to day to underlie an attack on Nath an Gordon 40 years old who was shot and mortally wounded while seated in an automobile parked on lower Fifth avenue last night Hi refused to discuss the shooting be fore he died Train Kills Motorist NEWTON Jan 29 Flora of Baxter farmer was kille last night when his automobile wa struck by a Chicago and Grea Western freight train FIND PLANE OF MISSING FLYERS Assuciatcd Ircs3 Ilioto The wrecked plane of Carl Ben Eielson inset and his me chanic Earl Borland who have been missing since Nov 9 was found along the coast Siberia by Pilots Joe Crosscm left und Harold Gillani A search of the deep snow which has drifted over the wreck age revealed no trace of the flyers Arrow points to spot on const where plane was found The Russians however maintain that the plane announced as Elelsons may lie a Soviet ship reported Jost some months ago ft esitimpjiy oxi Inf iltratipiv Charles City Heads Select City Manager Ordinance Plan Passed by Council Curtis Appointed CHARLES CITY Jan A modified form of city managership has been adopted by Charles City with the passing by the city coun cil of an ordinance creating the office of city manager and prescrib ing his duties City managership can be achieved under one section of the code thru an election but the plan used by the city under what is called city man agership by ordinance is said to be well suited to smaller municipali ties Under it the city has a right thru its council to place the manager in charge of certain departments and reserve other departments for other officials and in the present instance under the socalled short form the new manager will have charge of all work and improvements in the streets and alleys sewers and public grounds and buildings of the city and take over the work of the street commissioner having full authority over all employes placed under his jurisdiction The salary is fixed by ordinance at a month bub the city council reserves the right to change it at any time J H Curtis former county engi neer has been appointed to the of fice arid the former office of street commissioner has been thereby abolished Mr Curtis had declined reappointment as county engineer under the terms arid conditions offered by par dofjsu ill ewers iven mrrie GILDNER S U I GAME CANCELED Shift in Examinations at Iowa Makes Thursday Game Impossible Shifting of examination sched ules by the administration at the State University of Iowa has re sulted in the canceling of the bas ketball game here between Gildner brothers and a group of athletes from the university It was to have taken place Thursday evening in the squad which was to have made an appearance on the localboards with the leaders in the Y M C A city league were Leo Jensvold Oliver Sansen Carl Pigr natelli Pete Westra Dennie Myers and Lawrence Reedquist all of whom were distinct threats on the football field last fall The wire advising members of the local team of the unavoidable cancelation received here Wed nesday afternoon MISSING MANS BODY IS FOUND Wealthy California Archi v tect Found in Unmarked Grave YUMA Ariz Jan 29 mysterious death of W Paul Love lead wealthy Pasadena Cal archi tect and sportsman whose body was found in an unmarked grave by the side of a Mexican irrigation canal was being investigated today by police authorities of Arizona and Mexico Lovelands body was found and removed yesterday from its make shlft burial place near Cuervos Mexico south of the international line and identified by Sheriff J C Hunter and Chief of Police Henry Levy of Yuma Loveland had baen missing since shortly after Christ mas Members of Crew Are Rescued BIARRITZ France Jan 29 Fourteen members of the crew ot the British steamer Knebwogth marooned inthe forepart of the vessel which had broken in two af ter going aground yesterday were rescued this afternoon The vessel is a total loss HEARINGS OVER REPEAL OF RUM LAW SCHEDULED Measures Are to Come Before Judiciary Group Feb 12 WASHINGTON Jan 20 Chairman Graham of the house judiciary committee announced to day that hearings would begin be fore his group Feb 12 on seven mea sures for the repeal of the eighteenth amendment This will be the first time since the enactment of the eighteenth amendment that such a course has been taken by the ju ciary committee Many efforts have been made by the wet bloc in the house to have hearings opened on measures to re peal the amendment but heretofore they have failed The announcement was made after the move by some congression al wets looking to a concentrated drive for 275 per cent beer had een met by notice from the cirys hat they were not interested in iiat as an issue and the test would ie only on the major question or no prohibition Senator Borah Idaho one of the dry leaders dropped his warfan with the prohibition enforcemen officers long enough today to con demnthe movement by some nous wets for 275 beer as failing to mee the issue That wouldnt helpthe Bituatiq MARRIAGE ANNULLED Webster City Engineer on Witness Stand for P G and E of heavy infiltration i into the Mason City sewer sys tem featured the evidence in John Kelroys action for flood damages from the Peoples Gas and Elec tric company Wednesday The chief witness was Clare H Currie of the Currie Engineering com pany Webster City who made an investigation of the sewage dis posal system of the city in 192S Mr Currie in answer to ques tions concerning his qualifications stated he was a former president of the Iowa Engineering society and now chairman of the board of engineer examiners He had de signed among numerous other dis posal systems the one recently built at the J E Decker and Sons company plant Infiltration Heavy Mr Currie who was questioned by Park Chamberlain of Anamosa defendant attorney gave detailed facts concerning the amount of in filtration into the sanitary sewers at various sections and particuarly along the Willow Creek main He had estimated the total infiltra tion into the Willow creek main at gallons a day in dry weather With the dam out Mr Currie estimated this infiltration would be reduced by 34050 gal lons which would be 84 per cent of the total infiltration in Willow creek Under such conditions as the March flood the Webster City en Turn o VXKO 5 Column 3 FATSSDEATH AVENGED BY SON Convicted Slayer Killed as He Lay in Barber Chair TEMPLE Okla Jan 29 Having avenged the slaying of his father with a gesture reminiscent of old time mountain feuds Jim Graham was in the Cotton county Jail at Walters Okla today held without bond pending arraignment in connection with the killing of Harry Adair convicted killer of young Grahams father The elder Graham was slain last April in a pool hall after he had ordered Adair to leave the place Adair who it was said was intoxi cated at the time departed but re turned soon afterward and without warning killed Graham with a shot srun J H Dawsbn was then appointed and now holds the office of county engineer Mr Curtis the newly appointed city manager has had extensive ex perience in all phases of civil engi neeringand in the manufacture of drainage materials and it is fortu nate that a way is opened to retain his services in the community GIRLS ATTACKER IS CONVICTED Tennessee Negro Faces Elec tric Chair on March 14 BOLIVAR Tenn Jan 29 Convicted of attacking a 15 year old white girl by a jury which de liberated less than 10 minutes Carey Gunn 21 a Negro today faced death in the electric chair on March 14 Brot here from Memphis whfe he had been held for safe keeping Gunn was guarded by a detachment of 100 national guardsmen during his brief trial yesterday After he had been sentenced the troops re turned him to Memphis Gunn according to authorities confessed to the crime upon his ar rest last month Associated Press Pltalo Jlrs Opal Hunz 80 continues to run the house and ho the family chauffeur even tlio her marriage to Dr G F Kiinz 73 was annulled last fall FEDERAL AGENT IS ABDUCTED BY LIQUOR DEALERS we now have before us It woul merely add a little aroma to you drinks Representative Dyer Missouri republican wet is one of those spon soring a bill for beer of 275 alcoho content He already has asked th Hoover law enforcement commls sion members to appear before th house judiciary committee and tes tify on his measure Woman Sues Minister for Because of Stolen Kiss KANSAS CITY Kan Jan 29 Rev James Cornish pas tor of the First Christian church here today faced a damage suit filed by Mrs Bertha Thomas 35 who asserts that the minister forcibly kissed her in a small room at the church where she is in structor in religion and music Mr Cornish denied the charge before elders of the church and offered his resignation which was refused At times it aeems that the first seventeen amendments have reason to complain of gross Indianapolis Star STIMSON HOPES TO SEE SLASH IN SUBMARINES Humanization of Warfare Likely to Be Dis cussed By BYUON PRICE Associated Press Staff Writer T ONDON Jan 29 JLi of a humanitarian code for the conduct of sea warfare with par ticular reference to submarines was under consideration today as one of the possible tasks of the naval con ference As converations between the na tional delegations proceeded in preparation for tomorrows plenary session it was disclosed there was a strong disposition in some quarters to include discussion nf humanizing naval warfare in the conference agenda Reference of Col Henry L Stim son American secretary of state and delegation head in his radtoj address last night to the United States to this subject attracted wide attention Colonel Stimson said that ir abolition of the submarine was impossible the United Slates hoped to restrict its use It was understood the French would like to go even further and draft a code covering other types of warships Cant 13e Abolished There was no exception in in formed circles that the abolition of submarines would be possible pr that any code of sea conductbroad enough to deal comprehensively with question of freedom of seas could be adopted Centerville Man Is Third in Race for Secretary of State DES MOINES Jan three way battle for the republican nom ination as secretary of state became apparent yesterday when Charles E Hindley of Centerville requested nomination papers W E G Saun ders of Emmetsburg and J M Haz lett of Mason City previously had announced their candidacies Hind ley sought the republican nomina tion as eighth district representa tive to congress in the 1926 primary taut was defeated by Lloyd Thurston of Oaceola present representative Saunders is chairman of the state board of conservation and Hazlett is in the office supply business in Mason City to what class of the animal kingdom do I belong dont know teacher Pa says youre an old hen and ma says youre an old C o M A G TIME Will Rogers LONDON Jan are happy times in England The whole country is celebrating the victory of King George over Big Bill Thomp son and Chica go Its espec ially gratifying Vver here for it one time things looked very bad for theking as Big Bill had told him to keep his WILL ROGERS snoot out of Chicago affairs which was a terrific blow to his majesty as he had always taken such a personal interest and pride in Chicago It was really one of his most cherished munic ipalities and to find that they are still loyal to him tho even out of funds pleases his royal bighness beyond measure Well thhe conference met Tuesday and appointed a com mission to meet Wednesday and appoint a delegation who will eventually appoint a subcom mittee to draw up ways and means of finding out what to start with first Yours WILL ROGERS eteers SEATTLE Jan 29 federal prohibition agent D Dunning was abducted by a gang of alleged liquor racketeers here early today and was found in the south end ot the city an hour and a half later badly beaten and wandering about in a daze Dunning was reported to have had one eye gouged out but au ex amination of the organ later showed it was not as badly hurt as was first believed Two Met Knckelecrs R Ginn another undercover fed eral agent who said he had been working with reported to police that they had been working on a deal with bootlegger sus pects and met the racketeers by prearranged plans Ginn said he and Dunning corn Meted the deal and that Dunning who had seen the racketeers car flashed a pair of handcuffs and snapped them on the wrist of one of the men The bootleg suspect Ginn said swung hig free hand knocked him into the street Ginn said bhe man then jumped out and kicked him several times leaped back in the car and informing Dunning that they were going to take him for a ride sped away Ginn also badly beaten managed to spread the alarm All available police officers were called to hunt for the car which authorities said was registered to James Williams of Seattle Women Strangled Him Dunning was taken to the city hospital where he was given emer gency treatment He said one of two women in the car strangled him and that the three men In the machine all took turns beating him Dunning said he snapped his re volver in their faces several times but it missed fire They merely laughed he said and continued the beating He escaped when the car stalled temporarily at Duwamish south of here om the i off paval yesselsVijeiiig written into interna tional law at the piesent conference The Americans were unwilling to enlarge upoa what the secretary of state said in his radio address Colonel and Mrs Stimson had a luncheon engagement with Prime Minister MacDonald and Miss Ishbel MacDonald at No 10 Downing street Neither committee meeting1 Turn d Column 5 Iowa Cities Given Another Touch of SubZero Weather DBS MOINES Jan 29 North central and eastern Iowa got another touch of subzero tempera tures last night Thermometers reg istered 16 below at Charles City 11 below in Des Moincs 10 below in Dubuque 2 below in Davenport and 4 below in Keokuk the weather bu reau reported In the west Council Bluffs had 8 above and Sioux City 2 above The mercury will not go so low tonight the bureau predicted with the rise continuingin eastern and southern Iowa tomorrow County Agents Convene in Mason City to Heat State Farm Bureau Man O W Beeler state organization director for the Iowa Farm Bureau federation and Murl McDonald as sistant director of the extension service of Iowa State college were in charge of a meeting of county agents from North Iowa Wednes day in the Chamber of Commerce rooms in Mason City The group was addressed Tues day by R H Porter extension plant pathologist on weed eradication and control About 15 county agents are in attendance It has been demonstrated that Wnl Street can make a monkey out of a Telegraph IOWA WEATHER Fair with incrniislngcloudi ness not so cold Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy to cloudy rising temperatures in oust and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Above Minimum in Night 18 Below At 8 A m Wednesday 15 Below Fifteen consecutive nights of sub zero weather That means that Jan uary ia going to be a close runnerup to January of last year which ranked as the coldest first month in history save one the January of 1912 The wind Wednesday morning had taken a shift into the south and with the assistance of a bright sun it ought to warm things up perceptibly But will it m   

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