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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 113 Hard Luck Dogs Watson GO P Senate Chief Has Had Bad Breaks By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb James E Wat eon of Indiana Is under some thing of a cloud As leader of the socalled ma jority of his fel low senators he has had hard luck It was not his fault His leadership begin ning when con gress met in ex tra session last April got off at a particularly bad time On paper the G O P bad 56 votes to the op positions 39 be sides one independent True two or three of Watsons 56 were unreli able At worst however the Hoover generalissimo appeared to have the rival forcesoulclassed by a margin of nine or ten even if they all com bined against him The very fact that every indica tion seemed to favor him was what made the collapss of his hopes which speedily only more noticeable THE first disaster to overtake him was the secession from his banner not of a mere two or three J progressives but of 14 of them I They not only quit him but they joined the enemy for the time be tt As a majority leader with a ma Ijority of a dozen against him he I vwas in an embarrassing situation I vi Yet it was not embarrassini as it has become since the detachment of the Hoover bloi from his 16 mor of his henchmen who have repudi ated his authority To be sure they not flop clear over like the first but they no longer recognize Watson HOOVE ASKS FOR SPEED French President Begins Hunt for New Premier LEADER who loses more than his command by desertion actually is raging haveViriadcsj of his leadership Nevertheless Watson has not so badly The desertions he has sustained ty were inevitable The cause he serves is the or ganizations not age 8 Column I YOUNG MOTHER FOUND BEATEN SHOT TO DEATH Another Killing Second in Day Reported to Police CHICAGO Feb 18 the midst of its drive on crime Chi cago today was presented with a new brutal murder tangle the vic tim a young mother The body of Mrs Agnes Lavan der 35 was found in a lumber yard adjoining the tracks of the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railway on the northwest side of the city She had been slTot thru the head and beaten Her wouritied right hand indicated she had a fu tile attempt to defend herself She had not been attacked Police believe Mrs Lavander was waylaid as she was on her way to the Forest Glen suburban station about 7 oclocklast night to catch a train and join ther husband Stan ley Layauder who waited in the loop to take her to a theater Before leaving her home last night Mrs Lavander left her 2 year old daughter in charge of her mother Chinaman Murdered CHICAGO Feb 18 China town murder and the arrest of two of the three surviving Genna brptn ers Sam and Peter were overnight developments in Lhevcrlme sittia IOWA SLEUTHS ARE DROPPED RIVERAS SON IS DEPORTED Has Xoo Much Tendency to Challenge Officers to Duels MADRID Feb 18 Primo de Rivera 26 second son of the former dictator has been ex pelled f rom NSpain because of in clination to challenge detractors of his father to duels Spanish police yesterday placed him on a train for Irun and Hen daye ad accompanied him to the French border An official explana tion of the deportation said it was to prevent his fighting duets with army officers in Madrid who he said had insulted his father Miguel Is a lieutenant in the army reserve corps Last week he boxed the ears of Gen Queipo De Llano in a fashionable cafe and chal lenged him to a duel for sending an insulting letter to the resigned dictator Gen Primo de Rivera the father of the young man until a day or so was in Paris himself with his two daughters He since has gone to San Remo Italian riviera 24 hour period ending at 11 p m last night only seven petty burglaries no robberies and no shootings were reported During that period 628 arrests were made carrying the total in the continuing drive against crooks toward the 6 000 mark The murder of Dong Poy 22 Chi nese occurred early today shortly after the police report had been Is sued Found in The arrest of the Gennas who with another brother Jim are the last of the brothers once known as Gargantuas of the gangs was made in a flat building on Blue Island avenue The flat was furnished only with a few chairs a battery of re cently installed telephones and desk on which police found books eading them to believe the place was headquarters for an alcoho syndicate Sam Genna who was seated at the desk when the raiders entered ave his age as 43 while his broth er gave his as one year younger Three Others Killed The names of three other Gennas are listed among the gang war dead Angelo Genna was the first to all going down under a rain o bullets May 26 1925 Mike enna followed weeks later a victim of a gun fight with police men but a shot from his own pisto took a police officer to death witi lim Tony Genna was killed a month after Mike He was one o the first gang victims to name hi Tony The Cavalier Spano the man he named diet from a gang attack a year later AUNT HET By Robert QuiJIen I nevei1 had a hired much When we was first married I couldnt afford an then by the time we could alford it I was scared to have one around TARDIEUS FALL COMES IN VOTE ON TAX MATTER C C Watts Chosen Manager of North Iowa Shippers To Manage Shipping of 20 Livestock Associations Around Mason City CHOSEN MANAGER C C Watts manager of the 1 Clear Lake CoOperative Livestock M PomCare Mentioned hiPPnS association since Its or m 1 UUltcUe mCUUUllCU anization eight years ago was ap ointed manager of the North Iowa livestock Marketing association at meeting of the board of directors as Possible Sue Charles upper and Koy Moon upper prohibition agents of Des JMpincs who were suspended by 1rohlbitlon Commissioner Dpran pending investigation of he shooting of Nellie Church lell Knoxvllle nurse The men claim they shot at the ground the Inillet glancing thru the rear window Of the nurses auto Probe Is Moved to Des Moines Special Investigators Are Probe SOVIETS REPLY TO VATICAN CITY Manifesto Scores Pope fo Attack on Religious Edicts LENINGRAD U S S R Feb 18 us as much as yo pleasewe will never turn from th path shown us by Lenin says a fiery manifesto issued by the union of militant atheists today dealing with the recent papal denunciation of the Soviets for their attitude re garding religion There will come a time when the atheistic workers of the entire world will convert the valican into a museum says the manifesto The mummy Roman Pope will be Interred with the mummy Siberian medicine man as a monument to the thousand years old religious delu sion and deceit The manifesto also urges aJJ workers to join the ranks of the atheists and march forward toward new triumphs and social ism REPORT BABY WAS BRANDED Hot Poker Used to Mark Atlanta Child Police 1 Hunt Fiend ATLANTA Feb 18 ties today were investigating a re port that a 10months old child was branded on the face with a poker severely bruised and placed under a pile of coal in a fuel bin while mem bers of its family were absent from home The child Flora Bell daughter of Mr and Mrs R E Beebout was left in charge of a half sisterMary Lou 12 late yesterday Mary Lou went out of the house for a short time to search for her 8 year old When she returned she said she heard the baby screaming and locat ed it in the coal box She said the child apparently had been burned across the right side of the face with the poker and scratched with a pin on the floor An unidentified man seen in the neighborhood frequently was sought for questioning FIVE DEAD IN HOTEL BLAZE Several Persons Injured in Fire That Destroys 3 Buildings MANIWAKI Quo Feb 18 persons were burned to death and an unknown number in jured today as fire destroyed the Galarineau hotel and two adjacent buildings Efforts definitely to fix the num ber of casualties were made diffi cult by the fact that the injured were carried to scattered houses in the town as they were rescued from the burning hotel The fire broke out at a m and soon had converted the hotel into a roaring inferno Manlwaki is a small lumber town 85 miles northeast of Ot tawa at the end of the Gatineau line of the Canadian Pacific rail way DES MOINES Feb IS the fcdaral investigation of the shooting and wounding of Mis6 Nellie Church nurse at the Knox ville veterans hospital by Charles Hindley prohibition agent was transferred toDes Moines today in dication was gixrcn that if an indict ic ment is returned against Hindley by the Marion county grand jury tria would be shifted to federal court Assistant United States Attorney Ray Fountain pointed out that thi federal law provides that when a federal employe is indicted for an offense committed in the line o duty the case shall be transferred to federal court Hindley and Roy Moon anothe dry agent had been conduptlng raids at Knoxville when Hindley fired the shot which passed thru the rear window of the car in which Miss Church was riding and which had touched fenders with the agents car Carl F Dewey chief inspector of the special intelligence unit of the federal prohibition department and an investigator from Chicago prohi bition headquarters named took up the inquiry here late yester day but indicated they would have nothing to announce until they re port to higher prohibition officials The federal men questioned Miss Church and Willard Wolford of Des Moines who drove the car in which Miss Church was riding when struck in the head by a bullet fired by Hindley a week ago last Satur day Wolfords car hap touched fen ders with that in which the dry agent and Roy Moon a fellow offi er were driving Fired as Warning Claim The dry agents suspended while the investigation proceeds have said the shot was fired toward the ground as a warning but Charles Ganzley DCS Moines motorcycle policeman who examined the Wol foid car told the grand jury it was his opinion the shot did not ricochet The grand jury returned Its regu lar January report iipon recessing yesterday but indications were il would not return a finding in the shooting until Friday cessor Feb IS Dotmicrgues search for a new French premier began this morn ing with customary consultations with political chiefs and party eaders Former President Poincare vas among the first summoned to he Elysee palace the president wishing his views on the situation created by defeat of Premier Tar dieu and his government in the chamber of deputies yesterday Paul Doumer president of lhe senate according to tradition was the first sent for He was followed Fernancl Eouissou president of he chamber After them carne Senators Etienne Clementel and Victor Beravd and Deputies Loins Malvy and Paul Boncour presi dents of the senates and cham oers commissions of finances and foreign affairs Broke Over Trivial Mutter Camille Chautemps radical so cialist leader and others of the lefl wing opposition which last night overthrew Premier Tardieu also were included in the list of callers In some quarters reception thi visitors was regarded as merely i Being asked again to form a governmen and would accept Yesterdays defeat was inflictc with only a triviality nt stake whether a storekeeper should b allowed to deduct his wifes salar for calculation ot income tax was one item of the budgetary le islalion which the strong left win opposition had fought detail by de tail Turdien May Reform Cabinet Premier Tardieu in touch with finance minister Clieron by tele phone from his bed agreed that the time had come lo make a stand against the growing opposition The question of confidence was raised and the cabinet was beaten by five votes The ministers went immediately to M Tardieus home where resignation was decided up on If M Tardieu does reform the ministry his government it was Turn to PrtRO B Column 5 n the assembly room of the court ouse Monday afternoon Mr Watts vill start his duties March 1 and ill have his office in Mason City he exact location not having been etermined Mr Watts will act as selling gent for the individual livestock hipping association members of he North Iowa concern 18 to 20 if whom have signified their inten ion of shipping thru the pool It will be his task to find the proper outletfor various grades of hogs Pool selling of this character ac cording to figures compiled by a neutral agency benefits shippers at east 30 cents a hundred it was stated Since May 1 Mr Watts has acted as manager of a tool in the organi zation in which eight or ten as sociations took part at intermit tent periods The success of this Lrial of the project convinced the uoard Chat more extensive pool sell ing could be carried on until the physical concentration point is es tablished at Mason City Until that time Mr Watts will only direct where hogs are to be shipped but no concentration to Mason City will take place In the short time the pool has been in operation a mil IJQI ol were handled1 During the time Mr Watts was manager of the Clear Lake associa tion said to be the largest In the state he handled on he average 5750000 worth of livestock a year Previous to that time he was live stock buyer for the Decker packing plant and before that assistant lo the general superintendent of the Union Stockyards Chicago Prior to that he traveled as livestock agent foi nc Chicago railroad and Union tockyards and Transit company He was born in Cerro Gordo county and in the early yearn of his life was associated with bis father in the livestock business C C WATTS Continuance Is Granted Tom Mix Cowboy Star LOS ANGELES Feb 18 continuance has been granted Tom Mix cowboy film actor charged with defrauding the government of 5100000 In hie Income tax returns for 1925 1928 and 1927 United State Attorney Samuel W McNabb announced last light The continuance McNabb said followed negotiations by the actor for a compromise settlement with the government The officer said all criminal pro ceedings necessarily will be held up until the commissioner of internal revenue has passed on the com promise offer Al Smiths Club Is Damaged by Blaze NEW YORK Feb IS three upper floors of the six story building at Madison avenue and Twentysixth street occupied by the Manhattan club whose membership includes Alfred E Smith Afayoi James J Walker and other prom inent men wore damaged by fire to day Will Rogers PHOENIX Ariz Feb had always figured this southern flying route down by way of El Paso ought to have fine weather condi tions and it sure has This has been a won derful from El Paso here in three hours Now lunch and will be in Bev erly Hills by 1 oclock If you want lo see a part of our country that is sky broke and not cloud shy go to Oklahoma Kansas and Texas Last Friday Tulsa airport handled in am1 out of there 354 passengers handled 6500 last year and not an accident I had always hollered for lower rates on these thing Now we have em It cost just what your rail road fare plus your sleeper would cost I tried to catch up with Mr Coolidge and give him a real ride Yours WILL ROGERS ttlll ROGKKS KILLER SUSPECT IS BEING HELD AFTER SPEARS NAVAL EXPERTS TO MARK TIME Paris Political Situation Will Cause Slowup of Con ference Work LONDON Feb IS Leygues French minister f Marine acting on behalf of the French delegation to the naval con ference called on Ramsay MacDon ald British premier this morning and informed him that pending a solution of the French polilicnl crisis the French delegation would have to mark time here While this political monkey wrench has damaged the conference machinery there were still parts of it running today tho greatly retard ed Prime Minister MacDonald asked Secretary Stimson and For eign Minister Grandl lo meet him this afternoon in the house of com mons for a consultation Interest attached to this meeting particular ly because it has been generally understood that Grand has been preparing to publish a statement of Italys position This statement would be in effect an answer to Frances claims for a tonnage of 724000 The American delegation met thi morning and reviewed last nights conversations with the Japanese re garding naval ratios The Ameri cans also considered the position o the conference as affected by the fall of the French cabinet It is understood that Americans take the view that progress of the confer encc will not be seriously interfere with since it is anticipated tli French will be in a position to re sume activities within a few days One of the first effects of the French crisis was the cancellation of a scheduled FrancoAmerican conference Finally Bring Case to Trial HIGH POINT N Car Feb 13 vow a local attorney took as a youth to taring to justice if humanly possible the slayers of his uncle has resulted In the arrest in Starke Fla of John Morgan charged with the murder of Francis Tally in Stanly county N Car 68 years ago Tally an aged and wealthy bach elor who lived alone was hacked to death with an axe in November 1892 by two men who ransacked his home in a vain attempt to obtain gold he was reputed lo have kept hidden Vowed Hed Find Killer Details of the crime were im pressed upon the mind of Young J Allen Austin a nephew now a prac ticing attorney here While a law student at the University of North Carolina he vowed that some day he would find out who killed his uncle After lie had completed his law course he located here and carried on a tireless Investigation into the iiystery He almost had given up lope of solving the crime until a ccent visit to his old home in Stnn ly county While there he learned rom a friend that an old man living in the county had declared he took the two men who killed Mr Tally out of the state The old man told the story in n crowd that had gathered to swap yarns Cause Mans Arrcsl I was just a boy the old man was quoted as saying but I had enough sense to keep that thing quiet This is the first time I have ever told the story He mentioned the names if lwr men who lived in Stanly county years ago Armed with this information Austin resumed his investigation and after a vigorous inquiry brot about the arrest of Morgan He hopes to gather sufficient evidence to bring about other arrests Morgan asserts he is innocent ami is resisting efforts of authorities to bring him back to North Carolina to face trial EXECUTIVE TOLD TARIEF BILL IS UP TO COALITION louse Leaders Blame Senate for Lack of Action WASHINGTON Feb IS President Hoover after a week of quiet contemplation in fishing off the Florida coast has asked for a speeding up of the legislative ma chinery of the government especially as it affects the tariff bill and has been tokl by his party leader that the nominal republican majority in the senate is at the mercy of the coalition K The coalition is that group democrats and republican independ ents who have been busy for weeks in paring down tates in the Hawley Smoot bill already passed by the house but which has been so changed in the lonj senate consid eration ttit it would hardly be rec ognized by its authors The president feeling that busi ness leaders were disturbed by the delay In enacting some sort of a tariff bill and that other legisla tion was being held up summoned enate and house leaders to an in timate breakfast conference today No Tariff Until March 10 He was advised that there prob ably could be no tariff legislation until about March 10 Senator Wat son of Indiana republican leader frankly informed the president that the coalition in charge ot matters affecting such legislation Representative Tilson republican leader blamed the senate for crea tlnf hampering economic progress of the country Tilson with Watson Speaker Longwortb Chairman Hawley of the house ways and means committee Chairman Snell of the house rules committee Shairman Smoot of the senate finance committee Senator McNary ot Oregon and Walter New ton one of the presidents secre taries attended the breakfast The call for the conferenco Indi cated the concern of administration leaders with the jam of legislation facing the senate which includes action upon various appropriation bills prohibition questions and other matters With the entire member ship of the house and one third of the senate to come up for reelection this year there has been an anxiety on Capitol Hill also for a speeding up so that adjournment might be taken early In the spring Senate Gets Blame After the breakfast today Repre sentative Snell said there seems to be nothing that the republican lead ers in the senate can do about the situation They are in the minority The house leaders made it plain at the breakfast said Tilson that the house takes the position that the continued delay in action on the tariff bill has created a situation of Tin ii PHRC tl Column 3 ea Commander Eyrd and President Hoover will fill a unique place in history During the rule of the one and the adventures of the other they will always be known as the two people who conquered tbc solid Commercial Airport to Cost Million Will Be Built Near Omaha OMAHA Feb 18 will begin on a million dollar airport on a 400 acre tract 10 miles south of here as soon as weather permits Ellery R Hume Omaha realtor tins announced The property is to be furnished by local men the capital by a na tional aviation company whose iden tity was not disclosed Hume siirl he received definite assurance from the company yesterday it WoulO back the project financially and operate the fieUl IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Tuesday night anil Wednesday sommvlinl warmer in cast and central portions Tunsday nielli uou imijid mild v LOCAL STATISTICS GlciheGazctte weather figures for 24 hour periodending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 41 Above Minimum in 30 Above At X A M Tuesday Above All of the 3 inches of snow which have descended within the past four or five days vanished Monday un der the influence of a temperature far above the freezing point and the layer of ice along the street curb ings in Mason City was appreciably reduced The 8 oclock temperature Tuesday was degrees higher than at a corresponding hour Monday and another day of heavy melting was in prospect By 2 oclock the mercury had mounted to the 50 degree mark s record for JD30   

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