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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 31, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 31 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 98 MELLONS ARMY Secretary Tries to Dodge 10000 Men Plan I ilH By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 31 England has the worlds strong est navy There really is no doubt about it Ours is en titled to parity with it but we have not kept it there Ours is sec ond Some folks say Japans is nearly on a par with us but that is an ex aggeration Ja pans is third v F r a n c c is fourth Italy is entitled to parity with France just as we are entitled to parity with the British but even the Fascist 1 have been unable to keep up the I pace So Italys is fifth AND wliose is sixth Why the United Stales coast guards to be sure This is no joke Since the augmen tation of his fleet to fight rum run ning RealAdmiral Frederick C Billard has commanded the sixth strongest navy in the world Here and there one or another of the minor sea powers has a bigger individual ship to show than any I which flies the U S treasury pen ant but in point of personnel num Iber of vessels total tonnage weight metal uptodateness and all Jround efficiency Admiral Billards has them all backed off the tacean In fact he could lick two or three of most of them at once FLYERS FOUND Big 10 Reopens University of Iowas Ouster Case i ND now it looks as if the treas ury department is about to be provided with an army equal to quite a few little countries elenvious too i thousandmen nSis theforce which congress ine to atop ismugglera SECRET SESSION OF COMMITTEE DUE SATURDAY Called Meeting to Con sider Conference Ex pulsion Case By OHAULESxW DUNKLEV Associated Press Sports Writer Jan 31 AP western conference faculty committee will meet in secret session here to morrow to consider again tlie reinstatement of the Univer sity of Iowa athletic standing Altho members of the com mittee refused to discuss the matter it was indicated all around that a favorable vote for reinstatement was prob able to take effect around March 1 Postponed Celebration One strong indication that Iowa is virtually assured of reinstate ment by March is the Jact that Iowa has postponed its annual na tional Iowa night celebration from Feb 26 the founders day anniver sary to March 10 1 One conference leader who asked that cated ARE IOWA CHAMPIONS USAGE Jan the fourth consecutive year the Lybnrgcr Fivrm Bureau orchestra composed of 31 musicians from Mitchell county farms has won the state championship In orchestra compe tition at the Farm and Home week contest at Iowa State college Ames Bruce JLybarger inset Mitchell county farmer is director May Charge Minister With Murder Attempt Action Awaits Condition One of Pastors Victims 3Beople i vvJf riitWV standing army mustered only two and a half times that In dian warfare days at that The king of Denmark gets along with an army of 10640 The Irish Free States military establishment is 8 655 Conditions are so troubled in I A central South America that Bolivia i is on a war footing with 8750 con scripts under arms s seem as if any redblooded I cabinet member would be proud to have a fine little army like this wished on to him Strange to say the situation is otherwise Secretary Mellon is understood to have made a number of sugges tions designed to sidestep having the 10000 dumped on his hands How ever his cabinet brethren younger and more active have sidestepped even faster Indications are that Mr Mellon is stuck with the job AT first it was proposed to place the new legion under the war secretarys jurisdiction but the screech which that department let out rent the air The navy depart ment hastily pointed out that it can have no possible interest in activi ties ashore Justice department offi cials plead that thjs necessarily will be a military unit and that soldier ingis out of their legal line Secretary of Labor Davis altho concerned in shooing off unautlior izied immigration also represents that he is unfamiliar with troop movements Secretary Hyde had toput up a pretty warm argument in opposition Turn to Pngc 5 Column I uencj j north central body it has been reported has named a committee to investigate athletic conditions at Iowa It ia a case of the conference sticking together he said Information on tomorrows se cret meeting the third to consider reinstatement since Iowa was black mailed came rrom Prof J F A Pyre Wisconsins member of the conference faculty committee He refused to comment Sentiment for Iowa Grows since the December meet ing when the committee advised Iowa it had more cleaning up to do In its athletic house the senti ment toward reinstatement has been known to he growing The committee was no little pleased when Iowa leaders followed up the unsuccessful plea by barring 14 athletes and bowing completely to the committees demands The Western conference severed athletic relations witu Iowa effec tive last January 1 on a charge the school had Violated conference rules subsidizing and proselytingath letes Pyre Doesnt Know Purpose MADISON Wis Jan 31 While refusing to deny that the AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Tnrn to Page 5 Column 5 Cross State Paved Road Up to Adams Dont ever ask a man for money until you get him in a good humor by askin foi advice CORNING Jan31 county stood as the keystone today thai will make or break the first all paved highway U S No 34 across Iowa With the passage by Mills county yesterday of a 5375000 bond issue to finance the paying of No 34 there every county along the high way except Adams has now voted to pave the few remaining patches The voters of Adams were to go to the polls today to decideon a bond issue that would cdm plete the work in this county Mills county the mostdoubtful of the several which have recently voted because of its comparatively heavy rural population cast a 3 to 1 ballot for the issue which will surface the unpaved portion of No 34 from Hastings to the Montgom ery county line and also primary No 4 north from Hastings Aneight mile stretch in Adams county from the Union county line to within 8 miles of Corning is the remaining stretch of tHe highway which would b5 paved with funds derived from the issue voted upon today A previous bondIssue had covered the rest of the work on No 31 in this county murder today awaited word of the condition of Amoa Elliott church janitor shot and wounded by the pastor Wilson wounded Elliott and his wife in a dispute Wednesday at the Elliott home m Mendota then re turned to hia home and attempted suicide Wounds MoreSerious Altho the wounds of none of the three at first were regarded as serious States Attorney Russell O Hanson of LaSalle county said to day that Elliotts condition was worse and that arraignment on the formal charges filed yesterdaj would be held up pending a report froni Elliotts physician The states attorney said he would bring the case before the grand jury Details of the letter written by Wilson to a widow in his congrega tion and obtained by Elliott wen made public byStates Attornej Hanson It waa Wilsons demand of this letter from Elliott that re sulted in the shooting Vague as to subject matter the letter in part followed This asks your forgiveness The matter hfJs worried me more than anything else in my life I have made a mistake Pnstor Taken to Jail I wouldnt have been human I had not and I wont he right wiUi my God until youforgive me I have gone to Chicago to see a phy sician While there I intended to end it all but couldnt face by Mak er without youf forgiveness It was signed Wilson Removed from the Mendota hos pital Wilson was in the county jail His two scalp wounds were not ser ious 2 MEMBERS OF FOREST C1TYANS HEAR GOVERNOR AT GRAIN SHOW Winnebago and Hancock to Join Forces in 1931 Exhibit FOREST CITY Jan tural prosperity is directly tied up with a constructive tariff policy just as industrial prosperity is con nected with the tariff stated Gov John Hammill wiio addressed a crowd of 200 farm persons and businessmen at the banquet climax ing the first annual corn show here last night He believes that the agricultural regions of the United States are facing an era of prosperity and that the key to this era of better times rests in possession of the farmer by cooperating with the federal farm board Iowa Best Investment If agriculture is not placed on a parity with other industry said the governor we will find ourselves destroying the best market in the world We must have prosperous agriculture in order to be able to sell the product Treat the cause of the farm problem rather than the symptom and some progress will be made I know we have met with much discussion of low farm values here Jurors Given Paras Case to Consider HELMET GLOVES OF BORLAND ARE LOCATED IN ICE Senator C A Benson of Clayton county chairman of the agricultural committee in the upper house of the legis lature Jet it be known on a visit to Mason City this week that he was considering enter ing the race for fourth district congressman against Gilbert N Haugcn of Northwoofl Mr Ben sons is In his second term in the assembly He is an Ames trained farmer nnd a leader in Farm Bureau activities I shall not go into the contest until Im convinced that I have a reasonable chance to win Mr Bchson At 3 oclock Friday afternoon the jury was still deliberatingon the case of the State of Iowa vs Chris Paras charged with a third viola tion of the state liquor laws The case was placed in the hands of the jurors shortly before noon Friday after arguments were made by County Attorney Roe Thomp Kon prosecutor and W G Henlcc of Charles City attorney for the de fendant The jurors came hack for addi tional instructions immediately after the noon lunch The question of the identity or presence of the defend ant at the alleged second conviction of Paraa was raised during the trial W P Butler former county attorney testifying that this Paras was the person who pleaded guilty to a violation of the liquor laws at hat time Paras however denied hat he was present at that time In this connection the judge brot out in his additional instructions that it is necessary for the defend ant to be present in event he pleads niilty The judge brot out further in hi instructions that the jury must de termine not only whether the de fendant is guilty but also whethe it is the first second or third of fense If Paras is found guilty of iearchers Convinced Eielson and Compan ion Are Dead N STILL UNNAMED Parley Plans Sidetracked Until Great Britain Selects Pair Portland Community Church to Observe Victory Day Rites PORTLAND Jan victory meeting of the Portland Community church and the W C T U will be held on next Sunday at 2 oclock At the conclusion of the regular morning service a get together picnc luncheon will be held at the hall and the victory service will follow The Rev C W Hicks will address the afternoon service LONDON Jan 31 of the naval conference to let a special committee consider the two methods of measuring global and side tracked today at least for the pres ent Faced with an apparent hitch in the British effort to choose com mittee members to speak for both Great Britain and the dominions the full conference itself continued today with the work previously as signed the committee and decided to hold another meeting on the same subject Tuesday There was no indication the pecial committee plan had been fficlally abandoned but neither vas there anything to show that ar ahgementa had been made for it to unction Meantime the two British laces on it remained unfilled The understanding after adjourn ment of todays session which asted an hour was that the whole onference sitting as a committee if the whole probably will fully su percede the special committee A long meeting between Prime Minister MacDoualc and the Do minion representatives who speak for Canada Australia India New Turn o Page 3 Column 0 RESGUEIOWAN3 NEAR Ml AMI FLA Sigourney and Thornburg the third offense he will be sen tenced to the state penitentiary come Drugg Is Winner President L W Boe of St Olafs college Northfield Minn formerly head of Waldorf college at Forest City also addressed the crowd B J Thompson local attorney acted as toastmaster By winning the highest number of points having the largest at tendance and the most winnings Forest township waa awarded the B J Thompson township loving cup Charles Drugg Mt Valley township had the best exhibit of corn Charles Drugg Mt Valley township best 10 ears Rudolph Biernert Madison township best single ear Russell Lewis best corn judge Adolph Keil showed the best single white ear Charles Drugg the best 10 ears of yellow corn Rudolph Biernert Madison best single ear of yellow corn Thero were 2083 ears of corn showed at the exhibit which is one of the largest com munity shows to be held in the state thus far About 5300 was awarded in prize money Present Trophies With the unusual success of the corn show this year it is planned by members of the organization to Column 51 BENEFICIAL IS IN OME Alaska Jan 31 couraged at finding an aviators elmet and a pair of gloves search rs digging in the snow and ice H0 miles aoulheast of North Cape Si jeria for the bodies of Carl Bea Eielson and Eurl Bohland went on vith their tasic today The helmet ami gloves unearthed from the ice strewn wreckage of the ilielson plane were identified yes terday as thoKC useu by Borland ND trace of the bodies waa found buU the searchers still were convinced that Eielson and Borland died in the wreckage last Nov 0 The plane wrecked while Eielson was attempting a flight to the fur trading ship Nantik icebound at North Cape wag located Saturday by Pilots Joe Crosson and Harold Gillam while on an aerial scouting trip from the Nanuk Seven men were dispatched to tne scene of the wreck from the NauuLc to begin digging away the ice and hard packed snow which all but cov ered the wreck Two more men were taken to the scene yesterday from the Russian supply ship Stavropol which also is locked In the ice at North Cape The firmness of the ice and snow has made it impossible to rush the searching operations The theory was advanced hereby f i Wheat Yield Turn o Inge Saved by Coastguard When Motor Fails MIAMI Fla Jan Lucas Sigourney Iowa and A Robison Thornburg Iowa returned to Miami today after their rescue from a small boat that wallowed helplessly in the gulf stream from Wednesday afternoon to Thursday morning C Butters Miami was a third member of the boat party They were rescued by the coastguard cut ter Humphrey The boat owned by Lticas was u 2S foot cabin cruiser It became dis abled thru distributor trouble at a point south of Miami The rescue was accomplished by the coast guard cutter when the craft am paasengers were towed to Caryford light reef and left pending the at rival of a tow from Key Largo Lu caa said the party suffered from cold and exposure WUl Rogers LONDON Jan meeting Thursday It looked pretty vacant without the king Everybody made a speech and finished by pro posing a resolution none of which was adopted Ev erybody spoke 3f what a dif ficult task was in front of them but that they felt equal WILL ROGERS to the occasion France and Italy do most the talking Their oratory in out of all proportion to their naval tonnage but the Japs never say a word or miaa a word I met Admiral Takhira one of their principal delegates out at Am bassador Dawes Wednesday night and on leaving I shook hands with him very warmly and said Admiral I am going right home to America and I want to aay that I have shook hands with the winner Yours WILL ROGERS P Robinson said to me Will the whole thing ia no different from old Arkansas politics only the food ia a little fancier FORTS OPINION Congressman Sees No Need for Change in Statutes WASHINGTON Jan 31 resentative Franklin Fort re publican New Jersey today bal anced the benefits of prohibition against its evils declared the for mer to be preponderant and pleaded for a calm and rational considera tion of the problem of the dry laws No question which moves its partisans to fanatical emotionalism will ever he solved by their efforts he said in a prepared address de livered in the house his first speech on this subject as a member of coh gress Fort is prominent in the ranks of his party Until a few days ago he was secretary of the republican national committee Sees No Need for Change Summing up conditions under the prohibition laws he found little need for any change in the statutes as they exist at present but suggested a clarification of the Volstead act as Turn to Page a Column 3 AGENTDENifS DRINK CHARGE Iowa Fingerprint Expert Says No Liquor Was i Served to Officers DES MOINES Jan 31 trial of Harry Passno state finger print expert on a charge of driving an automobile while intoxicated neared its end today as defense at torneys presented their closing ar guments Yesterdays session was marked by testimony by Arthur Hamilton bulletin clerk at the city jail that Passno and a group of state agents in conference with their chief James Risden drank intoxicating liquor at the Franklin hotel during 1926 The accusation was denied by Passno when he took the stand He declared there was no liquor In evidence during the conference re ferred to by Hamilton He also stated that he had not been on good terms with the Des Moinea police department for a number of years and cited instances which caused the bad feeling BjTRADFOBD E MOBLEY Staff Correspondent Jan Reduc tion oE about 10 per cent in the pro duction of American wheat is needed to produce a beneficial effect on the i market for growers Chairman Alexander Legge of the federal farm board said here today Legge indicated he wants to see a reduc tion of this amount in 1930 spring wheat in carrying put the farm boards policy of urging a decreased acreage as the first step in the re adjustment of the American farm aviatorVia expected in Seattle today from Hatton N Dak He has not decided whether to wait there for the recovery of the body or to pro ceed to Fairbanks Alaska ers economic status m m TURNER TO TALK AT SHEFFIELD Senatorial Candidate Is on Program for Creamery CoOp Meeting 1931 Prospects Good With prospects for the 1931 win ter wheat crop good Legge pointed out that the visible American wheat supply is still about 30000000 bush els higher than last year He predicted that present price levels would maintain an even keel with perhaps a moderate gain until the next crop stating that there will not be 5155 wheat or 75 cent heat In this country before the next harvest This aummarizes the firststate ment the chairman of the board has made here since S R McKelvie wheat member of the board pre dicted some time ago in Kansaa that if prospects for the next crop did not change he was glad he had ac cepted membership on the board for only one year Chairman Leggea statementis taken here as considerably mini mizing the McKelvie statement altho the board is extremely careful not to make predictions at present as to future pricea of grain Lessened His Statement Mr McKelvie following his re cent statement also considerably lessened its force in a statement on his return to Washington It is be lieved that this action was taken after conferring with other board members McKelvie emphatically stated that he did noj intend to fore see any precipitate drop in wheat prices at any future time He took care however to reiterate the boards warning in connection with overacreage It is believed here that the board will continue to emphasize this angle of its policy during the next few months SHEFFIELD Jan Dan Tur ner candidate for United States senator from Iowa will be the chief speaker at the annual meeting of the Sheffield CoOperative Cream ery association to bo held in the Memorial hall Feb 5 The morning session of the organ ization will be devoted to business matters of the concern In the afU crnoon followinga lunch served by the patrons of the creamery Mr Turner will head the program with an address Entertainment numbert are being arranged by local per sons Weai Sons of Norway Plan Festival at Albert Lea Tuesday Evening ALBERT LEA Minn Jan The Sons of Norway annual Jnid winter festiva which is to be held Feb 4 promises to have a larger attendance than ever More than 50 persons are going to take part in the program and the furnishing of music for the several halls IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy Fri day night and Saturday not quiet so cold Friday night and in oust and central portions Sat urday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foe 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday night Maximum 31 Above Minimum in Night 3 Above At 8 A M Friday 4 Above The mercury in the GlobeGa zettes maximum thermometer touched the highest point Thursday that has been registered in Mason City since Jan 14 and the nights minimum of 3 above zero equaled the mark of the previous night The westerly wind Friday morning in clined a bit to the south and with the assistance of a warm sun the temperture was being pushed up with some rapidity Melting temper atures may be just around the coi ner Who knows
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