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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 17, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FTVECENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 17 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 112 Fate Smiles on Latins Small Lands Have Smart Diplomats By CHABLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb is ironical for a fact Otherwise why did it be stow a regular galaxy of won derful diplomats upon some of the smallest coun tries on earth with only penny ante diplomacy to play while denying to the big powers with their per fectly enormous internat ional stakes a single diplomat hoot Dr Carlos Sal azar of Guate mala and Mariano Vasquez of Hon duras are engaged in a diplomatic game in Washington just now and all the experts who can possibly get to see it are looking on with bated breath NOT that the jackpot amounts to to the two pe wee republics which Don Carlos and Dcn Mariano respectively represent A few Eijuare milgs of borderland jungle is alF Hick district courts in the United Ctates settle more important real estate controversies every week or so But Dr Salazars maneuvering Dr Vasquezs finesse The whole exhibition is an educa tion to the experts say An ordinary spectator cannot grasp intricate Yet competent spe cialists testify that less skillful handling has marked the transfer of entire peoples elsewhere many a time THE real diplomatic experts in Washington are hot the big na tions like Great Britains the Ger mans and the French who doubt less are better than ours but not so very much gey are the Dutch the Scandina CXiJtbe litt rnotably the Latin Americans Especially the most insignificant of the Latin American republics A This group of rather under a dozen is generally recognized by ITurn to 1apc 2 Column 3 II S DRY AGENT IS ACQUITTED Emmet J White Returns to Duty in Duluth District DULUTH Minn Feb 17 Acquitted of a slaying charge Em met J White suspendedUnited States customs patrolman returns to duty in the Duluth district today White was freed by a jury in federal court here Saturday night trial on an indictment re turned in a state court charging second degree murder for the death of Gust Henry Wirkkula Big Falls Minn Wirkkula was killed on a country road near Little Fork Minn when White fired at the formers automo bile last June as Wirkkula failed to stop promptly at a command of officers who had intended to search for contraband liquor No liquos was found While White was charged wltfr second degree murder Judge W A Cant held the evidence was Insuffi cient to pupport this charge and in structed the jury to return one of three verdicts guilty of third de gree murder second degree man slaughter or acquittal AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Id like to die before Pa does if I knew he wouldnt be fool enough to go cointin again at his age FIND FLYERS BODY All Passengers Jlaken Off Stranded Coast Vessel EARL BORLAND PARIS DEMANDS MAY FORCE NEW SHIP BUILDING Tardieu 111 in Paris Briand Heads Dele gation LONDON Feb 17 five power naval conference today entered its fifth week minus an all important figure Andre Tardieu French premier whose demand of 725000 naval tons for his govern ment has threatened serious possi bilities for the outcome of the con ference M Tardieu will remain in Paris possibly for a week getting over an attack of grippe which developed from a severe cold which he had when he left here for his capital Friday His condition also probably complicated internal political condi tions which havethreatened his government at home while he was in London French Demands Important Replacing him temporarily at the head of the French delegation was Aristide Briand French foreign minister M Briand is a past master at diplomacy and international dickering but he is neither the highly nationalistic M Tardieu nor French premier and he cannot re place his chief in the conference network Officially the delegations ex pressed no particular pessimism be cause of M Tardiaus but some observers put it baldly that very little work may be done on reconciling the French naval de mands with what the other nations think fit and proper France should have until M Tardieu returns As matters stand the French demands represent the crux of the confer ence negotiations that phase of the parley which largely will determine the naval building programs of the five powers for the next few years May Have to Build The situation briefly is that France in asking for a total naval tonnage as of 193S of just less than 725000 tons has set a figure involv ing about 240000 tons of building in that time The figure is so close to that which Great Britain has asked for herself and ergo that of America that the British government may have to build beyond it proportion ally unless France agrees to a re duction Great Britain if forced to build more ships than she and America tentatively had agreed upon would compel the United States to do the same Japan consequently also might have to rearrange any set ting of figures shemay have done The outcome would be naval build ing programs as contrasted with Turn to Page 2 Column WEST UNION MAN IS HELD Orchestra Leader and Com panion Facing Mann Act Charges WEST UNION Feb Pringle 31 West Union dance or chestra leader and Verdis Coniifh 18 Randalia are held at Den ver Colo on Mann act charges Sheriff A A Robertson and the girls mother left this afternoon for Denver to them back Local Man to Speak on Humboldt Program HUMBOLDT Feb will be hosts to the members of the Rural Mail Carriers association and the womens auxiliary of the tenth district at the annual session which will be held in the Legion hall Feb 22 Among the speakers on the pro gram will be C B Letts Mason City secretary of the state associa tion A professor says the respect chil dren used to have for their parents 50 years ago is not in evidence to day Maybe its because Ihe old folks MV so Mornine Her ald EACH OTHER IN HORST MYSTERY POLICE DIG SIX HOURS IN VAIN TO FIND BODY Suspect Said Horst Lad f Was Buried in Back Yard WOOSTER Ohio Feb 17 Expectation of finding the body of Melvin Horst 4 by digging in the backyard of the former Orrville nome of Charles Hanna was aban doned at a m The enure DacK yard had been dug up to a depth averaging six feet on the strength of a story told early today by Hanna that Melvin was buried there by Earl Conald Dec 27 1928 the day he mysteriously disap peared Both Hanna and Conald are held in jail at Wooster They signed statements Friday accusing each other of having killed Melvin in a garage near his home in Orrville Each denied the others accusation and steadfastly maintained they did not know what was done with the body Today however Hanna told De tective Ora Slater that Conald after allegerily killing the boy buried the body in Hannas back yard at night Workers dug in the backyard of Hannas former home for six hours and then convinced the body was not there ordered the hole filled in Officers said Hanna probably told the story of the burial to gain tem porary respite from the hammering of questioning to which he has been subjected the past three days Early solution is hoped for ot ilio mysterious disappearance of 4ycnrold Mclviu Horst OrrviMc Ohio who Iiiis been cone from his homo for weeks Two suspects ciicli accusing tho otherof iiiur derinc Mm boy luive linen detained mid nro beinif nlvon rigid exam ination Ihoto above shows Charles who declares Ulelvln was murdered by Earl Conald in the garage in Orrville shown to the right Conald in turn hus accused Hnnna of dolnu mvny with the boy To the right above Is Junior Hanna and his mother NEW ALTITUDE MARK IS SET Marshall Mo Flyer Be lieved to Have Estab lished Record ST LOUIS Feb 17 liminary checking of the barographs carried by B S Barney Zimmer ley marshall Mo in his flight for a worlds altitude record for light planes today indicated that a new mark had been set Maj Luke Christopher official observer for the National Aeronau tic association sealed the instruments and they will be taken to Washington for scientific measurement of error in the read ings One barograph indicated an alti tude of 27000 feet while the other registered 2GOOO feet a mean height of 27350 feet The present record of 22250 feet for planes of the light class is held by Paul Baumer of Germany Shorts rusti to cover says a European stock exchange note Its because they know they look taller in the long Ite vlexv FIND 4 SAILORS DEAD IN BOAT Barge Carried Out to Sea When Tow Lines Break CAPE MAY N J Feb 17 An all night search thru the storm swept Atlantic for four seamen the crew of the foundered coal barge Merrill ended at 7 a m when they were found dead in a lifeboat ac cording to a radio message received at the coastguard station here The barge was one of three being towed by the tug Montrose bound for New York out of Norfolk Va Running into the severe storm op posite Cape May the Montrose headed for shelter of Delaware bay Unable to stand the strain of the heavy seas the tow lines snapped leaving the three barges with their crews 12 men in all at the mercy of the storm The coastguard cutter Tampa succeeded in recapturing two or the barges but the Merrill was carried out to sea OSAGE STATION BANDITS TAKEN One of Trio That Attempted HoIdUp Still Free 2 Others Captured OSAGE Feb Ho vind alleged oil station robber was arrested here last night when he cameto Osage to sec a girl Hovind was one of a trio that at tempted to hold up the employes ot the Standard Oil station here Satur day morning Earl Olson one of the group was arrested at his rooming house traced thru an automobile which was abandoned by the rob bers in making a getaway Clifford Hosteller the third member of the gang is still al liberty WOMAN NAMED CANADA SENATOR Mother of Eight Children Receives Appointment to Parliament OTTAWA Feb 17 first woman senator will be Mrs Norman Wilson of Ottawa mothe of eight children Appointed by Premier Mackenzie King she will be sworn in when par Hament opens Friday The appointment of Mrs Wilson ends a long fight by women for a representative in the national par liaraent About two years ago the supremi court decided that the word per in the part of the BritishNorth American pact providing for repre sentation meant only male Bu after recent agitation the judicla committee of the privy council re versed the finding of the high court ILLNESSFATAL TO PROF FORD University of Iowa Faculty Member on Leave Is Dead IOWA CITY Feb 17 Arthur H Ford 56 on leave of ab sence from Lbe Universjty of Iowa eleclrical engineering department died Sunday from tuberculosis Hi was inventor of a glareless auto mobile light Professor Ford had been a mem her of the faculty for 25 years Hi did much research work on electri cal rales ana the interference be tween Mgh tension wires and rura telephones He received his bachelor of scl ence degree from the University o Wisconsin and a higher degree fron Columbia university He formerly was a member o tbe faculty at the Georgia Institute of Technology and at the Univer sity of Colorado His widow am Ihree children survive CREW IS STILL ON BOARD SHIP HELD IN SAND Steamer Goes Aground at Mouth Colum bia River BULLETIN FORT CANBY Wash Feb 1 removal of another lumlloiut ot passengers from the Admiral Benson It wus believed that all the passengers had been taken from tho 1aclflc Steam ship companys cousttil liner nground off ilie mouth of the Columbia river The ship went aground Saturday night ASTORIA Ore Feb 17 tempts will be made again today U rescue the crew of 65 and seven or eight passengers aboard the sleamship Admiral Benson fasl ashore on the sands of Peacock Spit off the mouth of the Columbia river Thirtyfour passengers were tak en ashore yesterday by lifeboats and a breeches buoy before rising seas forced coast guardsmen lo hal the rescue operations The Admiral Benson from California ports lo Porlland went ashore Saturday night in dense fog Altho the exact cause o the wreck was not determined some of the rescued passengers re latcd gossip that the wreckage o the steam schooner Laurel on Pea buoy which guides Vessels into the river The Laurel went on the Spit last summer and broke amidships with the loss of one life Itellcvo Lives din Be Saved Hope thai the Admiral Benson could be floated was expressed by Carl Strout district superintendent of the Pacific Coast Steamship company owners of the vessel Strout said the ship valued at was fully insured Thruout the night while the coastguardsmen maintained watcli beside bonfires Ihe crew aboard the Admiral Benson signalled inter mittently that all was well Caught on the Spit considered tho graveyard of the Pacific Ihe combined freight and passenger steamer was at the mercy of the ele ments during the night Altho a comparatively calm sea rocked the vessel in its cradle of sand Cape Disappointment weather observers predicted southeast gales on the coast W M Rohbins commander of the Point Adams station be Turn lo Pago 2 Column 3 VETERAN DIES COL It H SPENCER IS LOCATED IN 5 FEET OF SNOW Search Resumed for Eiel son After Three Day Halt POINT BARROW Alaska Feb 17 fate of Carl Ben Eiel sou noted Arctic flyer and Earl Borland his companion was def initely established today with the receipt of radio advices telling the finding ofBorlands body bur ied in the snow at the spot near North Cape where their plane crashed Nov 9 Recovery of Borlands body re moved any doubts that the men had perished altho death of the flyers had been accepted as a certainty following the finding of the scatter ed wreckage of the plane Advices relayed from Pilot Har old Gillam who had been at tha scene of the wreckage said Bor lands body was located laat Thurs day under five feet of snow It lay near the engine which has been hurled 100 feet from the wrecked ship Was Killed Instantly Indications were that Borland was killed instantly when the plane struck the tundra and searchers said Eielson also must have been killed outright Borlands body was removed to the camp of tents and snow houses maintained by the 19 men conduct ing the search and will be sent to morrowto the icebound motor Bhip Nanuk atNorth Cape The hunt for Blelspns body ALGONAPIONEER DIES FOLLOWING SHORT SICKNESS Burial of Col R H Spen cer 89 Will Be held on Tuesday JVLGONA Feb sery TWpfrnnnisf1 hofa Captain Orlebar this British speed demon who recently flew in that wonderful new plane at the rate of 368 miles an hour is sakl to be about the best croquetplayer in England We knew there wag a wild streak in him Los Angeles Times Will Rogers CLAREMORE Okla Feb 17 sure used to envy General Grant and Jesse James when they had smokeless cigars named after em but here I am sit ting in the brand new most up to date hotel in the soulh vvcst the VVlll Rogers holelln Claremore Its six stories high Thats higher than any hotel in London and WILL UOOKltS its got more baths in one room than Buckingham palace where the king lives has all put to gether Got more elevators than tbe Rice hotel in Houston had during the democratic convention and these run cracked ice and White Rock in eacn room Thats standard equipment here in the town that you take those won derful baths that cure you ot everything but being a democrat 1 know now how proud Christo pher Columbus must have felt when he Heard they had named Columbus Ohio after him Yours WILL ROGERS Methodist church here Tuesday aft ernoon for Col R H Spencer 89 who until hiH death yesterday had been the only remaining veteran of the Civil war in the community Services at the church and at Riverview cemetery where burial will be made are to be under the direction ot the local post of the American Legion Colonel Spencers death followed a comparatively short illness of three days He served as assistant secretary of state from 1864 to 1870 and was representative from Kossuth county to the general assembly In 1885and 1886 From 1872 to 1885 he served as postmaster in Algona and was elected county treasurer for Kossuth county in 1893 Colonel Spencer was a former commander of the local post of the G A R and was a member of the Masonic lodge He is survived by his wife and two sets of twin boys William and Robert 14 and James and John 7 U SAIDS WORK ON 36 MILES Value of FederalAid Road Work in Iowa Is Put at By RADFORD E MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Feb eralaid highways are under con struction in Iowa to the value of according to the bureau of public roads in a statement show ing the status of road construction as of the first of the current year On Jan l it was stated construc tion of 151 miles of new federalaid roadswas under way in Iowa in addition to which 185 miles of ex isting roads were being improved by providing a higher type of sur facing a total of 336 miles The estimated total expenditure of 5830 23101 in the state includes the allotment federal money provided by law it was shown In addition to this sum 5D62 78675 of federalaid roads has already been approved for construc tion and is assured at a later date of which estimate 5417295 consti tutes the federal money allotted to the state This will provide for 359 miles of initial construction and im provements The figures were produced by Thomas H McDonald chief of the bureau when he appeared before the house appropriations committee to explain the need for a additional appropriation for public road construction over the country They have just been made public in the record of the hearings held on the bill which was reported to the house of three gaysduelb stiifms It was while flying to the Nanuk to transport passengers and furs to Nome that the plane crashed last Nov 9 Wreckage of the plane was found Jan 25 by Pilots Joe Crosson and Harold Gillam operating1 from the Nanuk Parts of the plane were scattered over a wide area and were nearly covered with ice and snow The workmen sent to the scene by airplane and dog team to clear away the snow in a search for the bodies have encountered se vere hardships from the frequent blizzards Kusslans in Search The searchers included a party of Russians from the soviet ship Stavropol which is also icebound at North Cape Accompanied by Pilot Frank Dor forandt in another plane Eielson and Borland had made onetrip to1 the Nanuk conveying six passen gers and a quantityof furs to Nome On the second projected flight Dorbrandt turned back on account of bad weather shortly after leaving Teller Alaska while Eielson and Borland continued They encountered foggy weather and were lost The condition of the plane when found indicated the craft had struck the tundra while traveling at high speed WeWrt IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night nml Tuesday not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sundiiy M Above Minimum in Night 17 Above 8 A M Monday 22 Above Precipitation 13 of an Inch Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Muximum Saturday 8 Above Minimum In Night 5 Above Precipitation 02 of an Inrh A rain early Monday morning left a coat of ice over Norfh Iowa that made navigation by vehicle or on foot a hazardous activity A south wind and a bright sun however op erated lo remove the glare before noon   

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