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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                t 4 North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FiVB CENTS PER COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 115 Contrasting Iowa Solons Tivolfdwkeyes Very Different Says Stewart By CflAKLES P STEWART ASKINGS ON Feb 20 CPAl Senator Daniel F Steck term expires in March 1931 has announced h i s candidacy t o succeed hiraselC Which focuses ones attention up o n Senator Stock long enough to reflect a fleeting moment what an extrao r d i n a r y contrast he pre sents to Senator Smith W Brook hart his Iowa colleague in the upper house of congress If two utterly dissimiliar individ uals ever did represent the same state at the same time in the Unit ed States senate two such individ uals represent Iowa now in the persons of Dan Steck and Smith Wildmari Brookhart V IN FACT the contrast Is so violent that ordinarily dno fails to see it Brookhart stands out so ve hemently that he throws Steck in to complete obscurity A Sioux brave in full warpaint screeching his batllecry would not attract much notice in competition with Colonel Brookhart in action in the senate And Sleek is not even as notice able as a Sioux brave in full war paint Inasmuch as he never says anything either one forgets most of tiie time that there is any Sen ator Daniel F Steck from Iowa TJriii mere circumstance that Steck calls himself a democrat and that Brookhart a republican the regular republicans froth at the mouth and turn pur ple every time he does so but he r but a demo lican staces have mixed repub ry U democratic representation IS NEW PREMIER Hannah He Killed Melvin Horst Year Ago i A nJmocratic senator is more of a Curiosity from Iowahowever than he would be from many other state Normally Iowa is so persis tently republican by such heavy majorities that Steck is the first democrat it has conferred a toga on since anteCivil war days truth is it looked doubtful 1 for a while if the Hawkeye folk had meant to send Stock himself to Washington The count of votes in 1024 showed a majority for Brookhart who was Dans opponent that year but a mixup concerning the marking of a lot of the ballpU led to a contest andSteck won it It may have been only a coincidence that the senate election committee consisted main ly of conservative republicans who preferred Stecks kind of a demo crat to Bropkharts brand of re publicanism There evidently wag considerable ill feeling over it Because when Brookhart really was elected two years later it was duly noted thai Steck failed to chaperon him as he took the oath of office according to custom Senator Hubert D Ste phens of Mississippi did it I never could learn whether Brookhart re fused to stand for Stock or Steck refused to stand for Brookhart but It looked awful who profess pro Ll gressive principles elsewhere la the country express small sym pathy for the Iowa democrats al hard luck at the polls during so many decades The progressiye democrats say that every time the Iowa demo Turn o Trtge 5 Column 2 EIELSQNS BODY IN SNOW NEAR HIS SHIP Rescuers Await Chance to Fly Back to Nanuk FAIRBANKS Alaska Feb 26 UK closing chapter of a series of daring polar adventures was be ing written today in Arctic Siberia as rescue workers awaited an op portunity to fly out of the treacher ous norlhland with the bodies of two aerial heroes Carl Ben Eielson and his mechanic Earl Borland Word that Eielsons body had been recovered Tuesday from the spot 90 miles southeast of North Cape Siberia where his plane was wrecked last Nov 9 was wirelessed to Fairbanks last night by Joe Crosson one of the American pilots engaged in the long hunt for the missing birdmen Borlands body was found last Thursday Crosson at the ice bound fur trading motorship Nanuk near North Cape to which Eielson and Borland were flying when they crashed reported that Eielsons body had been found more than 200 feet from the fuselage of his wrecked plane and under less than one foot1 ofSnow the wind having spothearty E pay Awaslocatedv about 150 place where that of Borland layindicatingthat their ship crashed with terrific impact Wreckage of the plane located Jan 25 by Crosson and Pilot Harold Gil lam after a long and discouraging bunt was scattered over a wide area The motor near which Bor lands body found was hurled 100 feet beyond the fuselage while one wing was found from where the main portion of the plane crashed AUNT HET By Robert Quillen These dangerous limes a woman aint got no InisincsH leavin home in a corset shed be ashamed to have took off by atrarfge doctors YOUTH SAYS HE HAS POISONED 8 IN FOUR YEARS Gave Him Funny Satis faction Confession States s DETROIT Feb 20 Baker 25 a former employe of the Guggenheim laboratory New York was being held here today for New York police after he was said to have confessed the killing of eight men in the past four yenrs Bakers eight victims were dis patched by the methods of the Bor and their homes were widely scattered about the world Bombay Hamburg New York Houston the Phillippines and aboard a ship enroute to South America according to confession said to have been obtained by De troit police Arrested on Farm Baker was arrested last night on a farm three miles wost of Karm ington a suburb He hail been work ing on the farm since last summer and was arrested when police learned that he was wanted in New York Taken to police headquar ters Baker made his confession to John D Watts assistant prosecut ing attorney The killings Baker stated in his confession gave him a funny sort of mental The specific charge on which Baker is held is thepoisoning of Henry S Gaw a night watchman at Turn o 1ngc 5 Column 2 Bntt Farmer Loses Stock by Smothering BR1TT Feb was sustained by Clifford Schaefet farmer by the upsetting of a large straw stack on his stock on the Schuefor farm two miles east ol here Tuesday night Three gonrl horses and hearl of hogs ivern smothered by the stack before they could bo rescued Officers Still In Search of Childs Body Murder Suspect After Long Series of Questions Tells of Crime WOOSTER Ohio Fen 20 signed confession by Charles Hanifah that he killed Melvin Horst 4 year old Orrville boy missing since Dec 27 1928 was in the possession of authorities today The easy going 61 year old driv er of a bakery wagon and banjo player in a country orchestra who for a full week had held his ques tioners at bay finally declared he slew the child on the day of his dis appearance and dropped asleep for the first time in more than 30 hours Want 3 Bootleggers Hannah did not tell what he did with the body but his statement resulted in the dispatching of spe cial deputies to Akron to arrest two alleged bootleggers and a hasty trip to Orrville by another person Only the terse statement that Hannah once numbered among the friends of the Horst family had vcome clean was given out by Wayne County Prosecutor Marion Graven Special Prosecutor Ora Slater said to reveal more would spoil our case Special Prosecutor Walter J Mougey however revealedthat the confessionwasincomplete except that it diiliriot i wasL dpne with th body Tiie pprtigns ofvttierjrev iousstatepjentsofHannahand Earl Conald that they were inthe Orr ville garage of Frank Fey when Melvin was brot to them by Han nahs 10 son Junior were reiterated Mougey said Further than that none of the officials would tell what the confession con tained v Conald Exonerated The confession was believed to have exonerated Conald whom Hannah had heretofore insisted was the slayer Conalds attorneys ex pected to take steps to obtain his release today Officials implied by their sending of deputies to Akron and Orrville that Hannah had charged others with hiding Melvins body but Grav en would say nothing more than we expect to clean up the case today Whether charges would be filed against Hannah today was doubtful Officials have hoped to find the body so that murder charges may be placed but if necessary they will hold Hannah on child stealing and perjury charges FUGITJVEFOrT 17 YEARS BACK Man Who Ran Away From Insane Hospital Gives Himself Up YANKTON S Dak Feb 20 fT age realization of the stain which stands against his name lind a seeming desire to clean the slate before the final call comes ap parently prompted the return to Yankton of William F Hinz 83 who ran away from the state hos pital for the insane here 17 years ago Hinz returned two days ago to surrender himself to Dr G S Adams superintendent of the insti tution The story of Hinz reads like a bit ot fiction In 1911 a murder was committed in Stanley county Hinz was charged with the crime but pleaded insanity He changed the plea to guilty when a jury found him sane and was committed to tht state penitentiary at Sioux Falls tor life Within a few months he showed such marked signs of mental dis turbance that he was transferred on executive order to the state hos pital here That was in September 1911 In August 1913 he ranaway and altho wide search was made by both hospital anrl penitentiary au thorities no trace was found Recently Dr Adams received a tetter from a son of Hinz who lives in Iowa saying that his father had come to his home and expressed a wish to return to Yankton where he might be found sane and recommit ted to the penitentiary and thus be come eligible for a pardon So a diet makes the muscle more active Well the tongue is a venportTinicB CONFESSES TO SLAYING Charles Hannah right who police say has confessed to the sluying of Melvin Horst 4 year old Orryllle Ohio boy who hus been missing several weeks The body Itas riot yet been found Earl Con aid who Hannah first accused is exonerated of the murder NINE ALLEGED BURGLARS HELD Iowa Indicted LA puossE Wis Feii ao Nine youmr men alleged to have engaged in hijacking and burglary in Western Wis consin and Northeastern Iowa today were under federal charges of conspiracy to forge worth of registered liberty bonds and treasury notes stolen from the garage of O J Moe Watervllle Iowa last Dec 27 WATERVILLE Feb 207 When robbers entered the O J Moe garage last Dec 27 the owner reported as stolen Today fed eral officers are holding fdur men in jail at Milaukee Wis charged with taking in liberty bonds from the garage safe at the same time Moe did not report loss of the bonds to Allamakee county authori ties but wired the treasury depart ment at Washington where the bonds were registered Two of the suspects were said to have given the names Charles Voss and An drew Shafts Local officials did not know the other names Coolidges Off for Catalina After Day in Picture Studios HOLLYWOOD Cal Feb 20 UP with them happy mem ories of Hollywoods movieland Mr and Mrs Calvin Coolidge today planned to foresake the mainland for colorful Santa Catalina Island They may hunt mountain goats and catch a tuna or two and may be on hand to welcome the Chicago Cubs when they arrive at the island tomorrow former president and first lady were made welcome among the cameras and micro phones yesterday The studios they visited suspended activities to en tertain them Movie personages studio res taurant waitresses and machine shop workers rubbed elbows with extras property men and elec tricians in the throng that followed the Coolidge party on a tour per sonally conducted by Will H Hays motion pictureland dictator Decorah Businessmen Discuss Chain Stores 100 at Mass Meeting DECORAH Feb moss meeting was held in the K P hall Tuesday evening Feb 18 composed of businessmen and other citizens of Decorah numbering over 100 to discuss the chain store question and its effect on the independent mer chant It was decided to get in touch with Attorney E G Dunn of Mason City and have him come to Decorah and address an audience on this subject Many of the businessmen signed up nt the meeting for the Merchants Minute Men club IOWA FUGITIVE BEING SOUGHT at Spencer li Accused of Shooting in Minnesota DEXTER Minn Feb 20 Ed Munn of Sioux Falls S Dak said to be wanted at Spencer Iowa for an auto theft wasbeing sough here today for the slaying of Al bert Drake 14 and the wounding O Drakes sister Rika 18 and mother Mrs Charles Drake last night The shootings occurred on the Charles Drake farm after Munn is said to have been ordered awai from the farm for attentions t Rikas sister Catherine Rika altho shot thru the abdo men struggled to the John Conwai farm a half mile away crawling half the way on her hands an knees She told persons at the Con way home that Munn had done rh shooting Mrs Drake wounded in the ankle and wrist corroborates her story DECORAH POISON CASE REOPENED Coroners Jury to Question Parents of Roirielda Casten Again DECORAH Feb 20 cor oners investigation into the death of 14yearold Romelda Casten wa resumed here today for the fourth time Miss Casten was found dead b her parents late last Novembei when they returned to their horn near Locust after spending the day in Decorah where they were reno yating a house into which they in tended to move They had prev iously held a public sale of thei farming machinery and livestock and had announced their intention of moving to Decorah so the gir could attend high school When tlie external examination revealed no apparent cause fo death the stomach was remove and sent to Iowa City for examina tion which revealed a quantity o poison Sheriff Frank Christen Cor oner J M Boehm and County Attor ney E P Shea immediately startec an investigation which has already been adjourned three times So fa the proceedings have been secret About five months before th girls death an insurance policy wa taken out on her life for55000 n fa vor of her parents Mr and Mrs Walter Casten Belmond Man Seriously Injured in Fall on Ic BELMOND Feb Hill of the Variety store fell on th ice with seeminly no serious injury Later it was found an artery hac broken in the fall and he was grow ing weaker from internal hcmorr hage His son from Guthrie Cente came Tuesday accompanied by hi wife Mr Hill is in a very critica condition LEGISLATION ON POWER BODY IS TO BE HURRIED ouzens Told by Hoover He Wants FullTime Commission WASHIGTON Feb 20 V 13 Bonner executive secre tary ot tho federal power com mission today was ordered to prepare detailed answers to charges of maladministration iigiiinst him at the end of u three hour hearing before tho senate interstate commerce committee Feb 20 President Hoover took a hand in the federal power commission controversy today by urging Sena tor Couzens republican Michigan to push legislation making the power commission a permanent body Hoover had Senator Couzens who has been the leader In the senate for a unified power commission with a supervisory control as a guest for breakfast at the white house today and discussed tha subject The president in his message to congress recommended that a full time and permanent said that the present coiiim is a ion which is composed of three cabinet officers had neither the time nor the power to control properly power matters President Hoover told the Michi gan senator that the power commis sion as it is now constituted was of no particular value either as an ad visory or as a regulatory body Such being the case it was said at the white house the president desired early legislation to remedy a situa tion which in his opinion should re ceive prompt attention Money Crisis in Chicago Is Near End CHICAGO Feb 20 mil lions available for a pool to operate the debtburnec local governments until July 1 at which time 1928 tax money will begin trickling into the treasury the financial crisis in Chi cago and Cook county was adjudged at an end today Whether the estimated as necessary operating expenses will be fully subscribed was still an uncertainty today but with approxi mately assured efforts were doubled to get long overdue salary checks ready by Saturday for the thousands of patient teachers firemen policemen nurses and other city and county employes The conference arranged by Silas HStrawn chairman of the Citizens Relief committee and Lewis E Myerg millionaire school trustee and representative of Mayor William Hale Thompson solved the problem of how the relief funds were to be obtained Eightyfive bankers businessmen railroad and utility heads and man ufacturers poured out their millions to be used in purchasing tax an ticipation warrants thru the medium of the Gook county taxpayers war rant trust warrants will be pur chased only as needed The total subscribed varied in the neighborhood of fifty millions de pendent upon the final sum to be taken by Chicago and Cook county banks Both Strawn and Myers in dicated that pledges from concerns i t represented at tho conference were expected to swell the total close to the 571000000 mark Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb where the disarma ment conference adjourned for a week Thats the second time they have ad journed The first adjourn ment was for five weeks now this one for only one The lone democrat come thru Wednes day Joe RobinWILL KOOEKS son informed em that we wasnt over there to guarantee anybodys safety that we was over to try and save everybody some taxes but if they saw fit to go out and match a war with somebody to not count on us being a member of the cast just a bleacher seat would do us the next time Mr Hoover is making an aw ful big mistake He feeds the regular republican leaders for breakfast The ones he wants to feed is the democrats and the Sons of the Wild Jackasses Yours WILL ROGERS BYRD AND HIS TARDIEU IS NOT TO ACCEPT POST KNEXT CABINET oumergue Requests So cialist Party Leader to Take Charge BULLETIN1 1AUIS Feb 20 Premier Tardieu late today def initely refused to accept u post in tho cabinet which Camillo Chimtenips radical socialist leader has been trying to form ARIS Feb 20 A Chautemps president of tho radical socialist party was called upon today by President Gaston Joumergue to form a new govern ment replacing the Tardieu minls ry which resigned Monday The new premierdesignato spent nearly an hour with tho president discussing possible combinations of men which would bring him the support he needed He spent most ofyesterday and lost night sourid ng out various leaders as to whom they would support He told President Doumergue hat he would report about 6 Chautemps also in accordance with custom immediately after leaving the president went to call on tho presidents of the senate an d chamber and then on M Tardieit to got their counsel M Chautemps besides boirtg president of the radical spcialiatq lthainostimp6rtantvVgtoup of itlj6 LONG TRIP Planes and Some Equip ment Left Behind by Admiral MEW YORK Feb 20 IX New York Times the St Louis Dubuque Teachers May Get Annuity Rewards DUBUQUE Feb 20 tion of a retirement annuity plan for teachers of the Dubuque public schools is expected to be submitted to the voters at the regular school election March 10 The teachers have voted by a large majority in favor of establishing such a fund and the school hoard has indicated willingness to place the matter on the ballot PostDispatch and newspapers affil iatcd with them in publishing re ports from Rear Admiral Richan E Byrds Antarctic expedition an riounce that Admiral Byrcl and thi members of his expedition afte spending more than a year on thi ice barrier of Ross sea broke cam and sailed homeward from the Ba of Whales aboard the barque th City of New York at oclock a m yesterday Antarctic time which was approximately oclock Wednesday New York time They are bringing back essentia papers and gear but their airplane and much other material it has been necessary to leave behind By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Byrd expedition is expectei to require about 21 days for thi voyage out of polar waters t Dunedin New Zealand on the firs stage of its homeward trip Thi estimate is based on the time re quired last year for the expedition ship City of New York to reac Dunedin from the base at Littl America The expedition headed by Rca Admiral Richard E Byrd and in eluding in its personnel aviators scientists mechanics and exper dog team drivers left the Unite Spates in three ships late in 1928 Arrived Jnn 0 The little fleet consisted of th barque City of New York th Turn In Inxc 5 Cnlinmi II FERGUSON WILL BE CANDIDATE Deposed Texas Governo Will Try for Come back AUSTIN Tex Feb 20 1J James R Ferguson impeached an removed as governor of Texas i 1917 will try a comeback HP lia announced his candidacy for gov crnor subject to the democratic pr mary in July Since his impeachment Ferguso lias been a candidate for Unit States senator and ran for preslden on the American party ticket party of his own Fergusons wife Mrs Miriuni Ferguson became tho first worm governor of Texas in 1024 bccomin a candidate after Fergusons narr was refused a place on tho ball because ol hia impeachment ouard Herriot as leader of the en tire left side which Monday voted down Premier Tardieu and his min ister of finance Henri Citiron Political observers thot the chances of M Chaptemps were slim because of disagreement within his own party He was promised the support of the socialists second largest group in the chamber on condition that hia program must be satisfactory a demand which may contain many jokers Served in 4 Cabinets Camille Chautemps is a deputy from Blois in the heart of Touraine and is 45 years old He was admitted to the bar when he was only 19 being one of the youngest lawyers in France His practice was success ful and afteT he entered politics he served in four cabinets Under medium height he is slender rather thin faced and has a small dark moustache always dressed well but conservatively and rather repressed in manner M Chautemps is married and has three children His father Emile Chautemis was vice president of the senate and Turn to Pniro 5 Colii r York Jury Still Out SIOUX CITY Feb 20 district court jury fate of Ray Hughes charged with first degree murder in connection with tne death of William York had not reached a verdict this morning York was killed in a fight with Hughes whose plea was self de fense Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Thursday night probably followed by rain Fri day continued mild LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday iS Abnvo Minimum in Night Alinvn At 8 A M Above It will not be surprising at all if somebody blossoms out with aiclaim of having taken the first plunge in Clear Lake Why not Wednesdays maximum the highest of the winter season was within 7 degrees of what is considered summer heat in Iowa Interestingly enough the S oclock temperature Thursday waa 2 degrees higher than on the previ ous morning But the sun was handicapped in its labors by a thin layer of clouds which nt times diminished the rays from the sun   

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