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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas ULY PAI Edited for the Home HOME VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKVIUE NO 116 Norris9 Prediction Solon Predicts Fall of Big Busi ness By CHARLES P STEWAIIT ASH TNG TON Feb fw more victories like Charles Evans Hughes elevation to the United States su preme court chief justiceship and Senator George W Norris pre dicts that Ameri can big busi ness will be un done The next thing big b u s i s s knows prophe sies the Ne braskan the county will adopt public ownership And for a fact no one would have believed in advance in the pos jSibility of such a fight as the pro gressive group put up to prevent the senate from confirming v the Hughes appointment by President Hoover Two or three votes against it were the most that reasonably could have been foreseen Yet on the final showdown there were For one while there seemed to be some prospect that the presi dential choice would be rejectee out right The administration Itiders were thoroly scared It would have been a terrific slap at Mr Hoover and a rightful humiliation for Mr Hughes Even an adverse vote of more than 20 was anything but flat tering IN reality the attack was rather on Mr Hoover than on Mr Hughes for it was Mr Hooker by im pliration was accused of making a bad selection Mr Hughes was rec ognized able honest man in his way The truth is an analysis of Mr Hughes career does not reveal him as quite as total a conservative as the progressives called him He rose to legal fame as some of a His tieialjiietiipcia the insurance companies of a aeration ago He took a crack at eejit gas monopoly next A direct pri m law was passed in New York during his term as governor On the federal supreme bench in the 191016 period he was not known as especially liberal but neither was he considered reactionary Whileno progressive like Justice Oliver Wen dell Holmes he was anything but an ultraconservative of the type of the present Justice Pierce Butler ex railroad attorney or even retiring Chief Justice Taft Indeed out of more than 1000decisions in which he had a voice with Justice Holmes he disagreed with the latter only twice V1R HUGHES certainly was a highly conservative secretary of state However he was dealing then with issues of international policy for a very conservative presi dent Mr Coolidge and could plead that he was influenced of necessity by white house ideas Conservatism unquestionably char acterized all his arguments thruout his subsequent five years of private legal practice He even went to the length of claiming a vested interest in the air for radio licenses Still this was as a paid lawyer He waa not occupying a judicial position but cloinfa his best for his customers as he had a right to do Altho it was not emphasized in the senate debate the principal count against him was that he was appointed by President Hoover and appointed in such a hurry as to hint some senators implied at an ef Turn li Pasrc 5 Column 1 AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn suffer more than if the tele phone rings an theyre in the bath tub an cant an swer it i ARIZONA WOMAN IS HANGED I Britten S Policy at London Conference dB V HOUSE HEARING ON LIQUOR NOT TO BE LIMITED Testimony Will Be Re sumed by Wets on Wednesday i WASHINGTON Feb 21 house judiciary commitLee will resume its hearings on measures to repeal the Eighteenth amendment next Wednesday with the wets still presenting their side of the argu ment The plan to limit the hearings to four days for the wets an equal period of the drys and brief rebuttal testimony has been abandoned so that opponents of the dry laws may present witnesses vho could not be heard in the four days that the in quiry has already been in progress However Representative Linthi cum democrat Maryland chairman of the unofficial house wet bloc who is in charge of the antiprohibition side of the case expects his testU mony to be completed in one more day Hundreds of prominent people he says have asked for an oppor tunity to appear in support of re peal measures Liggett Staris Tempest Before the house groups returns to its inquiry the senate judiciary committee will again consider Chair man Norris resolution for a gen eral investigation of prohibition en foremcnt Norris said late yester day that Kearins on the advisability of un dertaking the investigation The committee is scheduled to meet Monday and Norris intends to pre sent at that time some evidence on violations of the dry laws that has been sent to him Walter K Liggetts testimony be fore the house committee that crime is rampant in Boston was assailed late yesterday by Representative Luce republican Massachusetts as a foul and vicious libel He re ceived unanimous consent to insert in the Congressional Record the re port of a federal grand jury that he claimed proved that none of Lig getts charges was of being sustained Green In Denial Liggetts testimony also had an echo last night in the publication of a communication forwarded to the house committee by G D Eaton editor of Plain Talk a magazine for which Liggett writes This had to do with charges Liggett made against Governor Green of Mich igan and four Detroit circuit court judges Liggett said they attended a party at which liquor was served Green has denied this assertion Eaton challenged Greens denial with the assertion that the governor had declined to go before the com mittee and be questioned He and Liggett he said were ready to swear to the details about the party BYRD EXPECTED HOME IN JUNE City of New York Already on Its Way From Antarctic NEW YORK Feb 21 ships of the Byrd Antarctic expedi tion bringing Admiral Richard E Byrd and his men home from their base on the Ross ice barrier are ex pected to arrive here the first week in June The barque Oity of New York bearing the members of the expedi tion left Little America Wednesday She is expected to reach the ice pack in the Ross sea about Sunday The City of New York and the steamer Elinor Bojling the other ships of the expedition will proceed to Dunedin New Zealand 2300 miles from Little America They are expected to reach that port in about 21 days From Dunedin the ships will go 2712 miles to Tahiti take on more fuel and head for the Panama canal 4500 miles distant At their rates of steaming they are expected tnere about May 15 The last stage of the voyage from the canal to New York is 2211 miles ChasK Kinleys Place at Illinois U URBANA 111 Feb 21 Harry Woodburn Chase head of the University of North Carolina for the last ten years was elected president of the University of Illinois yester day succeeding Dr David Kinley Dr Kinley offered his resignation a year ago after reaching the retire ment age of 68 but has held office since pending selection of a succes sor Born in Groveland Mass 47 years ago Dr Chase was graduated with the bachelors degree from Dartmouth in 1904 and received Ms masters there in 1908 In 1910 ne was given the degree of doctor of philosophy from Clark university Since then he has received the de gree of doctor of laws from Dart mouth the University of Georgia Lake Forest college and Leuoir Rhyne college During the last year Dr Chase served as president of the National Association of State Universities Dr Chase has been president of the University of North Carolina since 1919 and his regime was marked with a heavy increase in both registration and appropriations from the state legislature He in itiated many activities and re searches and established the Uni versity of North Carolina Press known internationally He is a trus tee of both the general education board of New York City and the Rosenwald fund of Chicago Dr Kinley has been president of the University of Illinois since the retirement of Dr Edmund J James in 1920 A native of Dundee Scot land Dr Kinley came to the United States educated at Yala and Harvard and joined the facul ty 37 years ago Persons still enjoy roughing it at times hut their idea of primitive hardship is drawing their own bath Inn Tribune WEST GREETS COOLIDGES Crowds in Los Angeles streets acclaim former President ami Mrs Calvin Coolidgc on their arrival from New Orleans With the Coolidgcs is Postmaster P P OBrien i personal fricnil JOBLESS STAGE CITY HALL RIOT POLICE CALLED Chicago Unemployed Dispersed Without Injury rHICAGO Feb 21 mob of j unemployed men and women marched on the city hall at noonto day but were repelled by a detail of mounted police officers and forced to disperse before any disturbances occurred The mounted policemen rode into the midst of the marchers ordering them to keep moving Several arrests were made Hun dreds of persons stood around the city hall in various groups but the officers rode constantly among them Traffic was delayed considerably Had Held Mass Meeting The march on the city hall started after a mass meeting at Redhifer hall on North Wells street called at a m to fight unemploy ment Squads of mounted officers warned of their approach spurred their horses to the sidewalks strik ingright and left with clubs and knocking several persons down Ringleaders who climbed to boxes on the corners and started address ing their followers were rushed down and beaten The disturbances broke out sim ultaneously on all four sides of the city hall which with the county building occupies the entire block surrounded by Clarlt Randolph La Salle and Washington streets Girl Is Persistent When the throng gathered at the Clark street entrance to the county building four policemen rode abreast down the sidewalk and scattered all pedestrians The boldest of the marchers was a young girl who bobbed up on a city refuse box every time she was pulled down by the police She was one of the dozen or more herded into a patrol and taken away Handbills urging the unemployed to join the international demon stration against unemployment on Thursday March 6 were tossed about How a district must suffer when it isnt bonded to the limit and cant think of anything else to spend money Rapids ICE IN RIVER CAUSES JAM Dynamiting N e c e s s a r y to Prevent Damage to Des Moines Bridge DES MOINES Feb in the Des Moines river here broke up suddenly this causing a huge jam above the Sixth avenue bridge which was partially broken up by dynamiting The breakup here was reported to have released the ice fdrnlilcs northward River Open Earlier DAVENPORT Feb21 a result of unusually mild tempera ture the Mississippi river at the TriCities was open today at least two weeks ahead of the schedule of movement which government weather observers had reason to expect from records of other years The ice began moving out lete yesterday between Rock Island and Davenport and at today was running under the government bridge from above that point Muscatine reported a rapid move ment of ice yesterday with the re sult that the river was practically clear along that sector With the river open downstream the danger of gorging her is less probable of ficials said Coolidges Guests of Wrigleys at Catalina AVALON Santa Catalan Island Cal Feb 21 motor trip thru Santa Catalina Island was on todays vacation program for Mr and Mrs Calvin Coolidgc of North ampton Mass For the most part as guests of William Wrigley Jr they will do as they please The former president and first lady came to the island primarily for a rest and to renew their friend ship with Mr and Mrs Wriglry Burns Fatal to lowitu WATERLOO Feb 21 suffered Wednesday when stove polish with which she was cleaning a hot stove exploded caused the death early today of Mrs Everett Corsetius EXPERTS FEARFUL FORCONFERENCE Paris Crisis Puts Outcome o Naval Parley in Doubt LONDON Feb 21 currents of apprehension with re gard to possible consequences of UK French political situation were dis cernible today among delegates lo the five powcjr naval conference who remained in London over the weekend The question uppermost in most minds was what will hap pen to the conference if the govern ment crisis is not settled by next Wednesday when the present weeks recess will be concluded London Hoped Camille Chautemps would be able to obtain a majority in the French chamber for the cab inet which he was forming today Altho the chiefs of the delega tions at least publicly show no dis position to view the future with any great glo9m it is said that Secre tary Stinison and Prime Minister MacDonald in conversation yes terday discussed their fears of fur ther prolongation of the conference and probable effect upon world opinion It is possible that if the French situation has not cleared up defi nitely by the first of the week that MacDonald may call a meeting of the chief delegates even before next Wednesday in an attempt to dis cover some solution There has been no public estimate of the cost of the conference day by day but no one contradicts the fact that each weeks delay will cost a huge sum Evidence that even the British are feeling the strain was shown in the house of commons last night when there was a somewhat caustic debate on an appropriation of 9000 pounds for entertainment and other expenses of the confer ence NOT NECESSARY TO BUILD MORE NAVAL TONNAGE airman Opposes Meeting Strength of British WASHINGTON Feb 21 Chairman Britten of the house naval committee contends that the American representatives at the London naval conference shoull accept the advice of their techni cal advisors against agreeing to build for American use the type oi cruisers the British want us lo have He denounces as ridiculous the suggestion that the United States build 77000 tons of small cruisers at a cost of 5130000000 merely to meet the British expansion propo sal America needs he says large cruisers of extensive steaming ra dius Governments Increase Moreover Britten asserts that if the London conference fails and he believes it will it will be the third one that has been a fizzle be cause of British obstinacy The fall of the Tardicu cabinet in France he interprets as indicat ing that America is dickering with a group of governments whose stability is most insecure and become politically bank rupt at a days jnotice Speaking last night before the 11 liriois Manufacturers association Britten mfcde these assertions urg ing at the same time n limitation of armaments with reduction rath er than expansion But he added fllust Protect Commerce There must be no diplomatic victory at the expense of our na val defense There must be no agreement that docs not insure ac tual naval fighting parity with England ton for ton and each na tion to build the kind of cruisers it deems best suited forits position in domestic and world peace If the British admiralty are the friends they pretend to be let Lliem make a friendly gesture aimed at world peace forget that Britannia rules the waves and give thot to the worlds overburdened taxpay ers He referred to fifteen billion dollars worth of American mer chandise which found its way into every seaport on earth last year anci added that to protect that commerce we require cruisers of the greatest steaming radius be cause we do not possess bases all over the world as England does OVERTHREW TARDIEU NOTE TO RURAL SUBSCRIBERS Because there is no rural de livery Saturday Washingtons birthday GlobeGazette sub scribers living in the country are receiving this Friday home edi tion instead of the customary early mail edition The latest world and home news will be found in the Sundny early mail edition which will be delivered with this issue on the rural routes Monday forenoon AUTO RACER FOUND DEAD Authorities Unable to Ex plain Cause of Accident LITTLETON Colo Feb Ml T mysterious crash of his speeding racing car brot death to Joe Unser auto racer who for the last four years in succession drove his machine to second place in the annual Pikes Peak auto race Unser died at a hospital here last night four hours after he was found unconscious and badly crushed at the wheel of his car which stood upright beside the near a railroad underpass so ith of here No one flaw the accident and au thorities were at a loss to deter mine how it occurred Bond Set at SoOOOO SIOUX CITY Feb 21 ing it highly improbable that a sec ond suspect in the Leeds bank rob bery might jump a bond Judge C C Hamilton in district court today set 550000 as bail for Freddie Dunn pending his trial on a charge of bank robbery Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Feb Was out to Mr Harry Chand lers to dinner Wednesday Just his family and Mr and Mrs Coolidge Had a long talk with M r Coolidge and have a beat on all the other newspapermen M r Coolidge what is your impression a f the general condition of our VVIIL ROC Kits country Mr Coolidge Yes How longdo you think the dis armament conference will last No Is this tinkering with the tariff good for the country as a whole Mebby What do you think of the way the sen ate hns formed this obstructive coalition Uh Whats the president going to do about this prohibition situation Huh Who is the logical candidate in case Mr Hoover dont care for another term Uhhuh Will you have another biscuit Mr Coolidgc Probably Yours WILL ROGFRS Associated Iresa tlialo Camille Chautemps radical suciallst leader ami new French premier was n prime mover of the left wing opposition that overthrew Premier Tardieu MILLIONS TO BE AVAILABLE FOR Randolph Says Chicag Businessmen Will Provide Funds CHICAGO Feb 21 for prosecution not one cent fo tribute wasthe answer of Chicag business today to the encroachment oe the gangster and the racketeer Revelation of the anticrime pro grum prepared by Col Robert Ishan Randolph president of the Chicag association of commerce and hi secret committee of six disclose that an organization of investiga tors indictment experts and specia prosecutors will be used to aid po lice to rout the bomber racketed extortionist and gangster The program will be financed b ti i millions that racketeers hav squeezed heretoforefrom business men by threats of bombing nri abduction Randolphs committe was summoned for a conference to day to swing the program into acl ion If the sum needed be 000 or the businessme of Chicago will furnish it Randolp said The program it was learned wi call for investigators known onl to the secret committee and wh will be unknown to each other J system of cross investigation i planned to make corruption impo sible Unpaid police still continued the drive on the criminal and close t 800 were arrested in the 16 hoi period ending last midnight In eluded in these was Frank Foste gunman and reputed lieutenant f George Bugs Morans sic KILLER SMILING UNMOVED WHILE AWAITINGDEATH VIrs Dugan Pays With Her Life for Slay ing Rancher LORBNCE Ariz Feb 21 Mrs Eva Dugan the first woman o be executed legally in Arizona ociay paid with her life for the slay ng in 1927 of A J Mathis Tucson ancher The trap was sprung at ill oclock a m As the trap clanged and she ropped more than six feet the noose tightened severing her head and the body catapulted to the floor Dr L A Love prison physician nonounccd her dead immediately Six women witnessed the execution UnshaUen Mrs Dugan unshaken calmly climbed the 13 steps to the gallows ind smiled as the black hoot was idjustecl over her hcaii She said she had no statement to make Warden Wright clasped her hand and said God bless you Eva Mrs Dugan smiled and said Good aye Daddy Wright A few seconds later the steel trap ivas sprung Warden Wright a few minutes be fore the hanging revealed to news paper men the discovery of what he believed was a plot by Mrs Dugan to cheat the gallows by taking poison before she was removed to the death chamber Actingon a tip that the woman had procured poison Wright said he transferred her her prison cell to the condemned chamber about 1 oclock a m A search of led tothedlscbvery inat tress of a twoounce bottle of a poison The bottle he said bore the label of a Florence drug store Itcuuivcs Telegram A telegram delivered to the wom an last night revealed for the first time the identity of her daughter Mrs Cecil Loveless of South Bend Ind The message read Dear mother Bu brave Goct is with you AH my love I will pray for you always Cecil Mrs Dugan refused to disclose the name of her son and prison of ficials said no word had been re ceived from him The condemned womans father William McDaniels 82 of Ceres Cal was not able to grant her wish Turn to Pace 5 Column 2 Japanese Ship Is Aground Off Alaska SEATTLE Wash Feb 21 Grounding of the Japanese steam ship Koshun Maru near Scotch Cap Light in Unimak Pass in the Aleu tian Islands southwestern Alaska was reported to the Washington Alaska military cable office here last night by the signal corps op erator at Squaw Harbor about 200 miles from the wreck CHICAGO POLICE ARREST SUSPEC Vagrant May Be Man Who Killed Woman on Rail way Track CHICAGO Feb 21 suspect in connection with the slaying of Mrs Agnes Lavaniler 35 year old mother who was iitnt to death near Forest Glen station Monday night was arrested early today He is William Luckner 26 a vagrant found sleeping in aboxca near the stockyards Belief that he might be the slayer of Mrs Lavnn der was based on Luckners admis sion that he had cadged a diine from si woman at the Forest Glen station about the time the killing occurred Luckner said the wormn who gave him the dime looked like the pictures of Mrs LavanJer but said he knew nothing of the attack and shooting IOWA WEATHER Unsettled rain Friday night ami in cast and central portions Saturday colder Saturday auit in northwest and extreme west portion Friday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday fia Above Minimum in Night 48 Above i At 8 A M Friday 1U Above About two more days such as tin past four have been and Masoii Cityans are going to start bidding home George Penson Will Musa and other expatriates of the warm er climates Thursdays maximum was 62 1 degree lower than on the previous day and the nights low mark was 13 3 degrees above the previous night and a new seasonal record What can California and Texas offer that is better than this   

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