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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                w Nortti Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI PrVB CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 24 1930 UNITED PKESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL BEKViCE NO 118 Progressives Suspicious Senators Dont Ap prove of John sons Act By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 24 Of tho 11 repub lican s e na t or s who voted to keep Charles E v a ns Hughes out of the chief justiceship of the United Statessu preme court Senator Hiram W Johnson of California was one It was i n thoroly progres sive company that Senator Johnson voted thus Indeed it would not be ex aggerating t o call It a radical group on thnt for the G O P mod erate liberals deserted to the con servative faction when it came to a question of fighting the white house on so impoitant an appoint ment HOWEVER Senator Johnson showed no qualms whatever but lined up boldly with the left wing1 Not that anyone was surprised The California senator only die what he usually does He evidently reasons consistently along progres sive lines His nerve is good too When he chooses to be he is as de fiant of trie G O P organization as Senator George W Norris of Ne braska himself True he did not actually bolt the G O P ticket in 1928 as Uncle Georgedid but he is not afraid to bolt any time he sees fit He bolted in 1912 it will be re to run for vice president on the progressive ticket I with Colonel Roosevelt TRAIN WRECK 130 Persons Poisoned at Salvation Army Banquet peculiar thing is that despite e many proofs he has given of genuineness of his progressive in the together with jcternonstrations of his cour does hot stand very to Page 5 Colo mil J I SWEDISH QUEEN NEAR DEATH Suffering From Pul monary Trouble in HOOVER URGES NO MORE FUNDS FOR THIS YEAR President Warns Leaders Against Further Ap propriations WASHINGTON Feb U President Hoover called con gressional leaders to the white house this morning and told them that the limit had been reached this year in appropriations other than those contained in budget esti mates After the conference at the white house breakfast table Sen ator McNary of Oregon one of the republican leaders said that word had been given that the limit had been reached in the spending of money and that the treasury had warned that any increase in ap propriations beyond the bounds set might mean a deficit It was said a formal statement from the white house would be is sued later in the day fcy Walter Newton one of the presidents sec retaries At the conference the congres sional leaders were given detailed information concerning the state of the treasury by Secretary Mellon and Under Secretary of the Treas ury Mills Those attending the gathering in administration felt that aniple provision govern ments running expenses had been made in xthe regular supply bills npw consideration at the capitol Most of these bills have been passed by the house and are awaiting senate consideration Rome ROME Feb 24 Queen of Sweden who has been seriously ill here today had sunk so low that her life was despaired of It was said that Queen Victoria who for many years suffered t f rohi pulmonary trouble appeared Jon the point of death altho it was I possible that she might survive for several weeks l Her second son Prince Wilhelm J Duke of Soedermanland arrived There today King Gustave has been here for some time Police Investigate DesMoines Robbery DES MOINES Feb 24 lice investigatingthe robbery of the Winnick department store here ear ly Sunday in which was re ported taken expressed doubt that thieves gained entrance thru a rear door as first believed The door which had been opened after a screen was cut opened into an ele shaft in which the only of further ingress a block and tackle showed no signs of hav ing been used officerssaid AUNT HET By Robert tjuillen Pa always seemed a kind o hero to me even in his sock feet until the first time I seen him scratchin1 his back against the door cas RUM PROBE UP TO COMMITTEE Norris Gathers Great Vol ume of Evidence for Hearing WASHINGTON Feb 24 proposal that the senate make a farreaching and thoro investigation of prohibition enforcement and con ditions today carried the capitals incessant discussion of the anti liquor laws into the senate judiciary committee The committee chairman Norris of Nebraska a dry sponsor of the proposed inquiryhad at hand a vol ume of evidence f npresentation to the committee in support of his claim that the investigation should be made The proposition has produced various reactions among the drys of the senate Some like Norris are dissatisfied with present conditions and favor it The administration drys are considering the question and for the most part have come to no final conclusion The wets o course are for it Norris has introduced a resolution to provide for the inquiry It would be conducted by tbe judiciary com mittee and would include the activi ties of the prohibition bureau an investigation of whether the drj laws have been faithfully fairh and honestly enforced the determi nation of whether any lack of en forcfement that might be discovere was due to inefficient or dishones officials or to tho lack of any legis lation that congress could provide the determination of whether pol itics has interfered with enforce ment and the determination U what extent if any the real inten of the dry law has been pervertcc or nullified by incompetency o prejudice on the part of executiv officials the committee would bi father empowered to make any ad ditional investigation it might think advisable AlabamaPublisher to Run for Senate ROUT UNEMPLOYED AT CHICAGO CITY HALL FRI MANY CHILDREN ARE TO RECOVER An unemployment demonstration sit the Chicago city hall was broken up liy mmmteil ioltai rnile thru the crowd cracking heads their stick s Some or tho cracked heads those ol noun hour luncheon jrocrs Police blumcd communists POLICE LOCATE WOMANS BODY Husband Takes Own Life After Questioning by Police BULLETIN NILES Mich Fell 34 The body of Mrs Philip Bovic who has been missing from her home here since last Thanks giving day wus found buried beneath 20 inches of soil In the back yurd of tho Bovie home at a ni NILES Mich Feb 24 basement of the home of Philip Plovie 42 wealthy contractor who shot and killed himself yesterday after police questioned him about the disappearance of his wife Rosella was being excavated today in an at tempt to find the body of the woman A short time after they had ques tioned him Deputy Sheriff Chester Overcash and Patrolman GustHut son of the state police broke into Plovics home and found his body behind the furnace in the basement a bullet wound in the head A re volver lay beside the body Plovies wife disappeared last Thanksgivingday Two weeks later Plovie reported her absence Rela tives of the woman requested a po lice investigation and Plovie was questioned several times the last yesterday If excavation of the basement yielded no clews police said they in tended to dig up the rear yard at the Plovie home Previously strands of Mrs Plovies hair were reported found in an ash heap on the plot The couple had been married 12 years Plovie was the womans third husband and she was his second wife He divorced his first wife and has two children by this marriage HughesTakes Chief Justice WASHINGTON Feb 24 Charles Evans Hughes became chief justice of the United States today taking the oath of office at a m Only a short and severely sim ple ceremony in the historic old chambers of the highest court at tended his induction into office He took a preliminary oath of al legiance to the constitution in the court robing room shortly before noon with only members of the court present Then as the black robed justices assembled on the bench for the be ginning of a new term he stood at the clerks desk in a crowded court chamber and recited the pledge to sit in judgment impartially and do equal right to tbe poor and the That ended the ceremony The court proceeded with the days work In all the highest tribunal had interrupted its routine for just six minutes to mark the transition from the tenth to the eleventh chief jus tice of the United States TARBIEU GROUP PREMIER Republican Wing Wont Grant Confidence Vote IAIUS 31 Tiic left republican group 04 strong of uliich former Premier Turdlcu is leader today deckled iinnni iiiuusly not to grant confidence to the new Cliuutctniis govern ment In accordance with in structions of the former pre micr Ala Feb 24 ill Frederick I Thompson Mobil publisher and former member o the United States shipping board today formally declared himseif a candidate for the United States senate seat now held by J Thomas Heflin Thompson will oppose John H Banhcad of Jaapcr in the demo cratic primary to be held Aug 12 SIX INJURED BY DRUNKEN DRIVER Car Ploughs Into Group in Street Car Safety Zone LOS ANGELES Feb 24 persons were near death here today from injuries received when they were bowled over last night by a drunken driver who sent his car ploughing Into them as they stood in a safety zone about to board a streetcar Thomas Bell 36 the driver who erjdcd his wild plunge by ramming his machine into the side of the streetcar was arrested and cnarged with driving while intoxicated The six persons injured all ol whom may die physicians said were George Lento 49 Mrs Char lotte Lento 42 his wife Rose Len to 32 his daughter Ray Bentley 43 Mrs Ira Hamilton 54 and J T Bailey 60 A throng of pedestrians gathered quickly and threatenetd to lynch Bell but police avertei violence CHICAGO CITY DETECTIVE SLAIN Officer Shot by Robber Sus pect Hiding in Sky light CHICAGO Feb 24 tive John J Ryan became the first police casualty today in Chicagos drive on crime Ryan was killed in a gun battle with a robber suspect he sought to arrest The suspect Joseph Fallen fled after being as sisted into an automobile by two women He was believed wounded Ryan was stationed in tbe apart ment house where Fallen lived to await his return Police earlier had surrounded the place on a tip that Fallen was at home Fallon was hiding in a skylight When the other policemen departed he ahot at Ryan from above and then leaped to the floor Ryan at tempted to seizehim and was shot again fatally The two men struggled for sev eral minutes and emptied their re volvers at each other Witnesses who saw the suspect flee said be was wounded in the leg The two women who called a taxicab and assisted Fullon to es cape lived in the apartment with him Ilnziir Makes RUDD Feb 24 The annual ctery bazar was held in the M IS church parlors Saturday Chicken dinner and supper served PARIS Feb 21 Chautemps new French premier will stake the life of his untried ministry on a reform in budgetary methods and probably will retain almost without alteration the naval policy of his predecessor M Andre Tardieu The statement of ministerial pol icy was ready today in rough draft for presentation to the cabinet council At 3 p m tomorrow it will be read the chamber of deputies and a vote of confidence asVcit There was some doubt as to the outcome of the poll on rvmfidenee in the new government was improbable unless a great nany op posing deputies shouM abstain from voting A more prevalent impression to be that M would emerge from tomorrows bat tle with a slender majority of about 20 votes as compared with 50 or 70 M Tardieu usually mustered Inhis treatment of the oudget M Chautemps proposed to employ money to be paid by Germany to France to balance the budget and reduce taxation proportionally M Cheron minister of finance in the Tardieu cabinet refused to do this and on a trival detail of policy brot about the fall cf the entire cabinet Investigation Started to Determine Cause of Near Tragedy SAN FRANCISCO Feb 21 Poisoned by food served at a Salvation Amy banquet here nearly 130 persons most of them children were recovering with few exceptions today as authorities began a three fold investigation to determine the cause of the near tragedy At least a dozen were still in a serious condition at the San Fran cisco hospital Among them was Col A W Crawford second in command of the Golden Gate division of the Salvation Army and father of Rheba Crawford former Salvation Army angel of Broadway 50 Delegates 1rcsonl City health officers began an analysis of food served at the ban quet yesterday in an effort to de termine the nature of the poisoning Emergency hospital physicians said the symptoms resembled those of botulinus poisoning but withheld a definite statement pending the analysis More than DO persons attended the banquet as delegates to the annual young peoples conference of the Golden Gate the Salva tion Army The menu included vea and chicken commercially preserved corn potatoes cranberries a gela tine desert milk tea and coffee Many Were Stricken The first of the stricken diners arrived at the Central Emergency hospital two hours after the meal Some bad been seized with convul sions and others were talten ill while motoring to their home in nearby towns In a short time the Central Emer gency hospital had treated 50 and when the situation became more serious every available doctor and nurse on the staff was called Am bulances were summoned to all James Bilker 25 who run away from home to go to sea boasts of killing 10 persons dur ing his wanderings Police while taking him to New York from Detroit found that lie had two revolvers and a knife on his per son und had planned to shoot his vvav to victory parts of the city and returned with full loads Sightseeing busses were finally utilized lo bring in the suf ferers Investigations Begin Warnings were broadcast over all radio stations and instructions for first aid treatment given because scores of visitors from San Joue Santa Cruz Oakland and other points had partaken of the food Major Adolph Krantz divisional commander of the Golden Gate di vision of the army said the food had been purchased from reliable deal ers and had been prepared by an ex perienced cook Dr J J Carroll who attended many of the vicitims said a prelim inary investigation indicated the chicken had poisoned the banquet ers He pointed out Mrs Arthur Hopkins one of those stricken had eaten no other food at the meal PRISONER GETS GUNS W IN JAM DETROIT Confessed Slayer of Ten Planned to Kill Officers NEW YORK Feu M James Baker 25 self confessed slayer of 10 by poison and shooting was in jail here today after detec tives bringing him from Detroit frustrated a plan to kill them by SPEEDING CARS PILE UP AFTER AUTO IS STRUCK Scores Injured When Interurban Leaves Rails KENOSHA Wic Feb 21 Eleven persons were killed and at least 100 were injured when a Chicago bound passenger train on the Chicago North Shore and Mil waukee Electric railroad struck automobile at a grade crossing just north of here late last night and was derailed The automobile was hurled direct ly into the path of a northbound freight train as the five cars of the passenger train left the track and piled into an eight foot ditch The first car of the passenger train which was traveling nearly 60 miles an hour buried its nose for many feet in the soft mud of the ditch Others Tiled Up The car behind piled into it The three rear cars also went into the ditch but their passengers wero more fortunate than those in the two forward cars The dead Frank Buday Milwaukee driver of the automobile Norman E Shimicrs Milwaukee a passonger in tho automobile James B Poteous Racine Wia E F Reibc Milwaukee George Brofka Chicago James Fitzgerald Manistique Mich Disarming knife him of two guns and a About was realized from he bazar FORMER PASTOR IS CONVICTED Voelpel Faces Prison Term for Accident That Cost Life CLINTON Feb 24 VV Voelpel former minister once convicted violating the Volstead act faced a sentence on a conviction of manslaughter today A jury found him guilty Saturday The trial was the third connected with the death of Mrs Ella P Dan iels Seymour Wis who was killed when Voelpels automobile raimed the Daniels machine from the rear overturning it Fire enveloped the machine and Mrs Daniels perished in the flames Her husbaml escape Voelpel was found guilty at the first trial but appeal resulted in a new trial which was nullified by i deadlocked jury Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Feb 24 I imagine its been said before and I dont claim this as an en tirely new ob servation but radio is a great thing I believe its our great est invention Far greater than the auto mobile For it dont kill any body it dont cost us millions for roads When we are too lazy or too old to do anything else we can listen in Heard a lovely talk by Lady Astor from away over In London She is in favor of womans suff rage for Japan Italy and France I dont know what she has got it in for those countries for Poor misguided woman I dont know where she gets the idea that women are peaceful We give em the vote over here nnd they declared a war the next day The more you see of civiliza tion the more you feel that those old cavemen about had the right dope Yours WILL Baker who told Detroit police and authorities here he had pois oned eight men in various parts ol the world during his wanderings as a sailor and had shot his stepfather and a Detroit railroad detective to death was booked on a charge of homicide for the killing of Henry S Gaw night watchman in the Gug genheim Laboratories 14 months ago Detectives George Fitzpatrick nnd Arthur M Harey arrived from De tioit with their prisoner yesterday after an all night vigil which fol lowed their discovery that Baker was armed Found Two Guns Altho he had been in jail in De troit several days and police there assured the New York officers that the prisoner had been searched when time came to retire they searched him as a special precau tion and found a 38 caliber pistol in his coal pocket a 45 caliber gun Turn lit IJIRC 5 Column 3 Miss Betty Shema Chicago Mfg1 Evelyn Metzger Chicago women one a Negro There were 59 men women and children under treatment at two Kenosha hospitals Their injuries included broken arms legs and ribs skull fractures internal injuries and bruises The condition of at least 10 was pronounced critical At least 50 other passengers of the train were treated at the hos pitals and then released It was the first time in 10 years that a passenger on the North Shore line had met death in an acci dent the company said The line has been awarded national recogni tion both for speed and safety in recent years Hit Car Squarely The Buday automobile was north bound when the passenger train bore down along the straightaway stretch The train struck the car squarely just as the 16 car freight train was approaching from the south The machine was momentar ily wedged between the two trains before the passenger train left the rails Several freight cars were de railed but they remained upright The horror of the scene was greater because of the darkness the Turn lo rage 5 Column 5 Wea COOLIDGE GETS WARNING LETTER Eastern Gunman in West to Slay Former President Says Missive LOS ANGELES Feb IM Former President Calvin Coolidge received a letter here today warn ing him that an eastern gunman had come west with the intention of taking his life The letter asked Mr Coolidge to be careful and protect yourself and added I will pray for you and remain your friend The letter was turned over to i bodyguard who stood beside the for mer president as he opened his mail He and Mrs Coolidge returned here last night from a weekend trip to Santa Barbara Coolidge showed no concern over the letter associates said He merely raised his eye brows and said to the bodyguard I guesu this belongs to you Two initials composed the signa ture Police withheld them from publication pending investigation They believed the missive Wiis the work of a crank The arc visiting in southern California as tourists IOWA WEATHER Unsettled and colder Monday night ruin probiiblc In cast and north portions Tuesday cloudy md colder much colder in cnsfc and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sundny 55 Above Minimum in Night ti Above At 8 A HI Monday U Aliove Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maxiiunni Saturday 58 Above Minimum In Night 20 Above The week of rainlessHnowless weather was broken Monday fore noon when for a brief time about oclock a light sprinkle occur red The temperature appeared to be on the downward swing too In tact it has been for the past five days the successive maximum readings being as follows 63 62 61 08 fi5 Saturday nights minimum of 29 was the first freezing temperature recorded in a week Hows that for an Iowa February   

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