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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                IVI ft HI M North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MARCH 14 1930 PHESS AND INTERNATIONAL MOWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 134 Influence of Toga Uncle Joe Grundy Realizes Advan tages GUARDED CASH fKV By CHAKLES Pi STEWART ASHINGTON March Joe Grundy of Pennsylvania has discovered that a man in a sena torial toga is more influential than he imag ined 6ld Joe always recognized the utility of a staff of stuffed togas for him Until re cently however he evidently felt that the right place for a real politician was in the background pulling strings for the stuffed togas to dance to When heallowed Governor Fish er of Pennsylvania to appoint him personally last December tu serve for a congressional session as a togas stuffing it was not because he had any ambitions of that sort It was because one of Pennsyl vanias togas had become unstuffed and had to be padded out some how and no readymade stuffing that suited old Joe being availablb un short notice he simply had to step into the garment temporarily thot then to keep it occu picu u t UNDOUBTEDLY the experience U humiliated old Joe at first and yet it taught him a couple of les sons Firstly it taught him that no stuffed toga can perform as effec tively us a toga with an able reso lute hardboiled human being inside it Second it taught him that a human being even of the admirable HuUuian type aforesaid can get away with certain desirable stunts in a toga that the same individual clad in a sack suit is apt to fail at So old Joe has decided to hang on to his permitting Naval Try Again to Keep Parley in Session paid fany at to a speech old Joe BRIAND CLAIMS THERE IS STILL CHANCE FOR CUT WeekEhd to Be Devot ed to Efforts to Save Conference T ONDON March 14 at atempt will be made this week end to salvage the five power nava conference from the stalemate into which it has fallen Delegates nope to find the way for a limitatior treaty which will not involve sucl high figures as in reality Will con stitute a building program agree ment Golf matches and other weekend engagements are being canceled in the belief that conversations seek ing solution of the problems pres ented by French demands wi1 be continued tomorrow Sunday A new factor will be present with ar rival of Andre Tardieu French premier Efforts Begun Already Intensive efforts to lead the con ference out of its difficulties actual ly began yesterday with a round ot private meetings and later a state ment by Premier MacDonald that he was encouraged by the days events Aristide Briand French for eign minister announced also thar He was not discouraged and that he had been misunderstood when qutecl as saying lie was leaving the con HEADS REICHSBANK Associated Press iliolo Dr Huns Luther is the new president of Rclchs bunk He succeeds Dr Hjalmar Sclincht political acumen He did it in a sack suit hence without a particle of eclat Then in due course as Senator Grundy old Joe donned his toga Immediately all the newspapers cug up this very identical speech Turn In 8 Column HANSELL MAYOR GIRL DISAPPEAR SEEK JURY FOR WOMANS TRIAL Mrs Tilda Miner to Throw Herself on Mercy of Court ANAMOSA March 14 paneling of a jury to hear the first degree murder trial of Mrs Tilda Miner of Olin charged with poison ing her husband was expected to start in district court here to day Attorneys of the woman have in dicated she will throw herself upon the mercy of the court in view of the report of University of Iowa psycho analysts who reported her mentality equal to that of a child of less than 10 years They denied earlier re ports that she had decided to plead guilty Uncertainty exists as to whether Albert Hartwig 64 year old alleged e paramour of Mrs Miner who is al leged to have provided the poison P placed in Miners headache medicine t will be tried at the present term c or before a special jury to be called at the May term ference In an explanation of statements made Wednesday to French jour nalists M Briand declared that con trary to reports he was not in a bar humor He said be was not suffi ciently naive to get into a bad hu mor over the work of the confer ence It was regarded as significant that he did not issue the statement of French position which he had intimated would be forthcom ing last night On the other hand he told newspapermen he still was con fident the parley would accomplish something in the general interacts of peace Observers believed that Uiis statement hee referred to the previ ously slated French idea that the five powers could reach an agree ment on a battleship holiday hu manization of submarines and cer tain technical phases of limitation method leaving the more important work of limitation for a later con ference sponsored by the league of nations at Geneva Gnindl Central Fflgure The Italian delegation head Di no Grandi seemed to be the central figure in yesterdays round of con ferences Grandi has been it Turn to Pngc 8 Column Police Have No Trace Either Three Run Away in Week of AUNT HET By Robert Quillen D I used to ask Pas opin ion when I couldnt decide between two coats until I noticed he alwajs liked the one that was cheapest Bodies of 3 French Airmen Are Located PARIS March 14 Brus sels dispatch to the newspaper In transigeant says that the bodies of three French airmen Roux Caillot and Dodemont who left Madagascar last January for Paris have been found beside their wrecked plane in the Belgian Congo The men left Madagascar on Jan 10 and were last seen Jan 13 near Port Franqui fighting high winds HAMPTON lin1 county officeraihaye neither C W ttobklHansoll mayor and contractor nor Miss Florence Christ 16 housemaid in the Dclos Molt home east of Hampton aince their disappearance Monday even ing With the disappearance oC Air Cook and Miss Christ the total for strange disappearances in the coun ty for the past two weeks was brot up U three Mrs William A Wright SO Morgan township woman disap peared just as mysieriously Tuca day night of last week but was found Monday in a rooming house in Cedar Rapids Miss Christ who was under pa role Irom the Iowa Juvenile Home at Toledo ran from the Mott farm residence about 1045 oclock Mon day night and was picked up and whisked away in a automo bile The girl had previously threat ened to run away Mv Cook wrote a letter to his wife and dropped itin the postof fice at Hampton telling her that he wouli return in two weeks He left plenty of money for her use during his absence In his short note he said I cant stand it any longer Mrs Cook and other relatives be lieve that he had worried over bus iness and financial affairs until he became momentarily demelited CROSS COUNTRY RAILROAD LINE IS BEING FORMED Van Sweringens at Head of Giant Coastto Coast Hookup Ohio March 14 JT of Americas first transcontinental railroadsystem un der control of O P and M 1 Van Sweringen is near completion it was learned in financial circles here today Only one more railroad is needed to complete the Van Swer ingen coast to coast chain accord ing to the information of various railroad financial observers Already in control of a large railroad system covering northern states from the Atlantic ocean to the Mississippi river the Van Swer ingens according to good authority have acquired recently a working control of the Missouri Pacific sys tem which covers important trunk lines as far west as Salt Lake City as far southwest as El Paso Texas and connecting with the Interna tional Great Northern railroad from Mexico to Laredo Texas The Missouri Pacific control has been acquired financial observers said thru quiet buying of its com mon stock and convertible bonds The only remaining link believed 1 necessary to join the Atlantic and Pacific by a railroad system under the Van Sweringen management is tne Western Pacific from Salt Lake City ON TRIAL Insurgent Delegates May Face Expulsion by Union Delegates Continue Relating George HncUins Ceuar Kapiils financial wizard1 who in on trial hi that cityfor obtaining ntonoy under fnlse pretenses in connection with a scheme re puted to pny investors 53 per CCIlt 40 Per Cent Asks Repeal of Rum Law SURGEON LOSES HIS LICENSE Plastic Expert Shorn of Title of Doctor by Illinois CHICAGO March 14 state of Illinois has stripped the title of doctor from Henry J Schircson selfstyled greatest of plastic surgeons An order revoking Schiresons li cense signed yesterday by Michael F Walsh director gf education and registration culminated charges brot by Miss Sayde Holland that induced her to submit to an operation to straighten her bow legs As a result of the operation it was necessary to amputate both legs Among the celebrities SJchireson iisled as patients Fannie Brice Peaches Browning Truly Shattuck and Sophie Tucker ARE SENTENCED Robbers at Shambaugh Both Given Life Terms in Ft Madison NEW YORK March returns from the Literary Digests nationwide poll on prohibition an nounced today show that approxi mately 40 per cent of the first tabu lated favor repeal of the cighteentl amendment The vote received fftom cities in 10 states shows the total for re peal greater than for either en forcement or modification 20 Million Ballots Sent Twenty million ballots are being distributed thruout the Unitei States the publication states to oh tain areferendum on the three fol lowing questions 1 Do you favor the continuanci and strict enforcement of the eigh teenlh amendment and Volsteac law 1 Do you favor b modification o the Volstead law to permit 1 winea and beers 3 Do you favor a repeal of tlic prohibition amendment Of the total of 291588 votes re ceived for this first tabulation 30 739 expressed their favor for en forcement 01915 voted for modifi cation and 118931 were for repeal Ten States Represented The 10 states iepresented in the first returns of the poll include Illi nois Indiana Iowa Kansas Minne sota Missouri Nebraska New Jer sey New York and Ohio In this first tabulation Kansas seems to indicate a pronounced EAGLE GROVE LOSES DEBATE High Des Moines Takeis Honors in Gtass A Division DES MOINES March 14 jincoln high school of DCS Moines oday defeated Eagle Grove in the eighth annual Drake university de bate tournament It upheld the af irmative in class A competition Elkader negative defeated Guth rie Center and Rockwell City neg ative eliminated Monroe in class B East high of Des Moines was de feated in class A by Council Bluffs while Newton defeated Ames and ihenandoah eliminated Fort Dodge Newton and Thomas Jefferson were paired this afternoon and Lin coln high of DCS Moines faced Shen andoah in the semifinals In class B Elkader was to meet Hampton Finals in both classes will be held Saturday morning Grievances Against Lewis Faction BULLETIN INDIANAPOLIS Ind Murun 14 that John L Lewis resign immediately as in termitional president of the United Mine Workers of Amer ica were contained in resolu tions submitted to the thirty first constitutional convention litre lodny INDIANAPOLIS Ind March M from Illinois coal fields neared completion of their stories of grievances against offi cials of District 12 at the thirty second constitutional convention of the United Mine Workers of Am erica here today Delegates predicted that some action on the party of the conven tion in regard to the Illinois in surgents who are meeting at Spring field might be expected late todav altho John L Lewis international president has announced his inten tion of permitting the Illinois dele gates to discuss their alleged abuses as long as they desire Just what action the convcntior will take regarding the insurgent is uncertain Lewis has indicatei they will be expelled John T I provisional president ji of District 12 declared last night that action even to the extent of EARLY DECISION ON NEW JUDGE WILL BE SPEAS HAD HIS EYE ON MONEY FOR ONE WEEK Elder Huckins Later Took Part of Funds Away C Long List of Applicants for Sanfords Place Before Hoover expulsion of the entire group would not bring relief in Illinois to a great extent Jones said he anticipated that William Green president of the Am erican federation of Labor wil make known the federations atti tude toward John H Walker presi dent of the Illinois federation whei Green addresses the convention here charges brot out yester day by delegates was the allegation that Illinois partisan politics had played a part in the district affairs and that local union officer5 had been offered Illinois political posi tions in return for support in sub district elections By FRANCIS M STElHKNSON Associated Press Stuff Writer WASHINGTON March 11 V President Hoover is prepared to make an early decision on the choice of a successor to the late Associate Justice Edward T Sanford of the supreme court Confronted with a host of names the president is believed by those who have conferred with him still to have an open mind They also lean to the belief that he is scanning the southland first Justice Sanfon1 came from Tennessee There have been several who have gone to the white house this week with recommendations and they have left with the impression that the president will not confme the field of eligibles to eithci poli tical party Kcnyon Is Menlloiieii Justice Sanford was a republican even should a diifciocfat Monday Amon CLARINDA March 14 James Rowe and James Davis con victed of the robbery of the Sham baugh Savings bank last November today were sentenced to indeter minate terms of not to exceed life by Judge Earl jeters Both men had filed motions for new trials but the attorney of neither was in court to argue the motion and it was overruled Davis wife and mother were not present After each man had stated that he knew of no legal reason why the sentence should not be pronounced Judge Peters gave the sentences Neither showed much emotion evi dently expecting the verdict Accompanied by State Agents Scott and Johnson they left im mediately by automobile for the state penitentiary at Fort Madison to begin their sentences The men were brot here from Des Moines where they had been kept in the Polk county jail to receive their sentences James M Parsons of Des Moines attorney for the Iowa Bank ers association insisted County At torneyPaul Millhonc in prosecuting the cases Turn in 1iiKC 8 Column RECLUSE SLAYER IS ARRAIGNED Greenhalgh Issues Not Guilty Plea in Court at Knoxville KNOXVILLE March 14 William Greenhalgh confessed slay er of Peter Donkersloot aged re cluse pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder today when he was ar raigned before Justice of the Peace Brobat He was bound over to the county grand jury of the May term of dis trict court without bond Greenhalgh who has maintained almost complete silence since tell ing officers he killed Donkersloot because I got mad refused give any fmlhcr reason for lh slaying altho officers hctievu thcr IN an unrevcaled motive LAUDS DRY LAW Head of Famous Rescue Mis sion Sees Great Change for Better WASHINGTON March 14 The lights of New Yorks great white way may shine as brightly as they did a decade ago but there has been a big change for the bet ter under prohibition in the opin ion of John Callahan sometimes known as the Bishop of the Bow ery who testified today before the house judiciary committee in sup port of the eighteenth amendment For years Callahan as chap lain of the famous Tombs prison has seen much of the life of those who do not stroll down Fifth avenue in fashionable clothing A quarter of a century as director of the Hartley rescue mission has afforded oppor tunity for observation His story today before the com mittee was Dint an amazing change had taken place He assert ed it was a change for Uie better Great good lie testified has been brot about in the bowery by the dry law Ten years ago there were 44 sa loons in the Bowery next year they dwindled to six he said The witness told in picturesque language of McGurks suicide hall the Tub of and similar places on the Bowery which he said had now disappeared He said hundreds of men he knew 10 years ago had lived without God and without hope nowhad homes families autos and radios aH a result of prohibition I hope to God the dry law will stay on the books and be more consistently en forced he declared Mr Fords SJOO000000 for cdti uling American ynulh nujhl to ho for nt leasthHlf n sla Jiuris Journal STASI FACING MURDER CHARGE Des Moines Italian Confesses to Slaying Older Man DES MOINES March 14 AM information charging Joe Stasi 29 with first degree murder for the confessed slaying yesterday i Frank Crivaro 52 another member of the local Italian colony was to be filed here today by County At torney Carl Missildine The coroners jury last night urged that the Polk county grand jury make a thoro investigation into the case Concensus of stories told by witnesses was that Crivaro had erroneously believed Stasi waa re sponsible for the loss of an inherit ance in Italy and that Stasi was afraid of the older man Stasi maintained he knew noth ing of the realty deal which was said to have grieved Crivaro Hi told officers he shot Crivaro be cause he feared the other was go ing to get me named in his place it would leave tihe makeup of the court five re publicans and four democrats Several names are before the president from the south including Senator George of Georgia Judge Samuel Sibley of the federal court for the northern district of Georgia Walter C Stacy justice of the North Carolina supreme court and Judge John J Parker of the fed eral circuit court of appeals fourth district AH of these are democrats except Parker There are prospects of strong movements for both Senator Borah of Idaho and Judge William S Ken yon of the federal circuit court and a former republican senator froir lowa Both are identified with tlu liberal class Davis May Get Call The name of John W Davis dem ocratic presidential nominee of 192 and prominent lawyer continues to be heard in the discussion Mr Davis comes from West Virginia altho much of his practice has been in New York of recent years Another section believed to be re ceiving the presidents attention is the third circuit including tlv states of New Jersey Pennsylvania and Delaware This area is now without representation Mr Hoover has let it be known that before reaching a decision hu Hy iTHKODOKlO I KOOP Associated Tress Staff Writer KDAR RAPIDS March 14 William Spcas testified today in George Huckins trial on a charge of obtaining money under false pre tenses that last August he guarded a quarter million dollars in Huckins home here He said he was told tha money was to pay investors in Wis consin who had demanded cash after a flarcup in Wisconsin Speas said that last August ha received a telephone call askiug him to come to George Huckins home to guiml the 5250000 He said lie stayed in the house about a week They gave me a big gun whictl they said belonged to Mr Barngrov er he said Walter J BanigroveL is one of George Huckins attorneys The crowded courtroom Igreetert this statement with rounds of laughter which stopped further tea timony for nearly five minutes Even Huckins changed his facial qx pression from its visual calmness to indulge in n hearty chuckle Didnt Count Money Speas said he did not count tha money but that he saw several packages of bills and United States government bonds Elmer Huckins Georges father was in the house at the time he said and took some of he funds back with him to Wiscon sin y Speas asserted that bottj George and Elmer HuclrinsVtQW WmvtJf tf t j 1 will confer with Chief Hughes and Attorney Mitchell Justice General only way their business could fall was for all the banks railroads and express companies to go broke at once He said that altho he first discussed an investment with George Huckins the latter turned him over to his father saying that Elmer Huckins had more openings for investors at that time Speag former manager of theCe dar Rapids baseball club of the Mis sissippi Valley league while it waa owned by George Huckins said he had invested flS750 with Huckins father Elmer S Huckins of Han cock Wis who took some of the back to Wisconsin with him Speas said that on four different occasions between October 1927 and September 1929 he invested a sum with Elmer Huckins for which lie received promissory notes Ha asserted the principal on none of them had been paid and added that ITurn to THRO 8 Column Condition of Balfour Not So Satisfactory VVOK1NG England March 14 Un A medical report issued by Lord Balfours physicians said Lord Balfours condition was not quite so satisfactory today The noted statesman has been ill during the past week suffering from a chill He is 82 years old Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal March wet papers better get their editorials in this week See Thursday morn ing by the American Bal lot Box Week ly that the national poll from just a few states shows the repeat of the amend ment leads by 38000 Thirty one thousand of WIM IMK4KKS this is due to New York City and the other to Hoboken New ler sey and Chicago But boy wait till the returns from America start coming in Yours ROGEKS QUIZ BUTCHER IN GIRLS DEATH Unidentified Body May Have 1 Been From Mil waukee CHICAGO March 14 of Mellewood near here last night questioned Rudolph Kein butcher of that place concerning his acquain tance with Miss Edna Pastrig miss ing Milwaukee Wis girl in an ef fort to identify the dismembered body found last Saturday in the ruins of a burned cottage near An tioch 111 Sergeant Reginald Cox of the Mil waukee detective force had in formed Sheriff Lawrence Doolittle of Lake county that he believed that the body wag that of Miss Pastrig who disappeared three weeks ago after seeking police protection from a loo earnest suitor Klein told the officers he had not seen Miss Pastrig since New Years eve when he attended a party with her in Milwaukee Steve Jurawicz at whose home Klein boards related however that Klein had received letters from the Pastrig girl fre quently and had been absent from j home often for three r four divs t a lime police said Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy Fri day nlsht and Saturday Ruin Saturday in north west portion slowly rising temperature LOCAL STATISTICS weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 38 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A SI Friday 30 Once more the efficacy of a north wind was demonstrated After a day on which the mercury here soared to 6f for a seasons record a northwind took control of the situation Thursday and the days maximum was 3S a difference of some 27 degrees Thursday nights minimum of 2o was the lowest recorded in a week Friday morning the wind was back in the south with a bright sun helping to warm things   

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