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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 2, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for tfie Home FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSodlATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION JVIASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 2 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENT Demon Debater Caraway U nb eat able in Argument Says Stewart CAPTURE NO 150 By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 2 CPA Judging from what the Con gressional Record quotes him as saying or to read about him in the newspapers any one naturally would conclude that Senator Thaddeus H Car away of Arkan sas is simply din bolical However one should bear in mind that the senators fiend rS ish deeds are the only ones in his repertory that Washington chroniclers ever bother to mention Like many a bad man Senatoi Caraway isj a mild individual except on BritishFren ONE BARRIER TO 5PQWER PACT LIQUOR CHASE A CALLER dropping in on the Arkansas lawmaker at his of fice across a corner of the plaza In front of the Capitol building on peaceful business is apt to wonder if he really is conversing with the same statesman who presently tie coldbloodedly sniping opposition solons in the senate chamber or heartlessly torturingwitnesses in some committee room Indeed the Arkansan is more af fable and friendly than the average until aroused Then of courselook out for him Not but that Senator Caraway is picturesque and interesting even in his moments of relaxation His wit is as nimble as a deadshots trigger finger nevertheless he can use it harmlessly as well as mercilessly just as the frontier city marshal used to entertain his acquaintances Turn to Page 2 Column YANCEmTANE IS FORCED DOWN Ship Anchored Short Dis tance From Bermuda Port No Help Needed HAMILTON Bermuda April 2 airplane ol Captain Lew is A Yancey and his two compan ions which left New York yesterday for this island group anchored to day off North Rock aboutfive miles from St Georges The wea ther was slightly overcast but visi bility was good Members of the board of trade and various residents stood at the docks iu Hamilton awaitingarrival ol the plane there It was expected to fly the remain ing distance momentarily During the night the steamship Lady Somers bound for Halifax established contact with the air plane Shortly after midnight the Lady Somers wirelessed Passed white light 9 p m 52 miles north of Bermuda To save them am re turning to investigate will be back there 2 a m Please advise if any ship due Bermuda tonight Can only return to save life Reply urgent J P Hand member of the House of assembly and chairman of tne Bermuda board of trade sent a wireless to Captain Armit of the Lady Somers thanking him Inform ing him that no ship was due at Bermuda and askinghim to go to the assistance of the plane Later advices said the Lady Somers had located the plane and had been ad vised that no aid was necessary Telephone messages from St Georges said that the plane which had been anchored off North Rock for an hour or more was enroute to Hamilton It was flying low about 100 feet above the water Italys Demands for Par ity Last Chief Ob stacle T ONDON April 2 formula the way for Franco British agreement on French naval tonnage was under consideration to day by the five power naval con ference If agreement should eventuate the second of the three principal barriers to a fivepower limitation treaty will have been removed leav ing only one the Italian demand to naval parity with France Japa nese acceptance of the ReedMat sudaira compromise schedule cov ering the JapaneseAmerican rela tionship removed the first America Is Involved Altho apparently regarded favor ably by the delegation themselves there was question as to what view point British opposition would take to the formula which it was under stood France accepts as makin more definite British military coirf mitments under the league of na tions covenant Conference observers believed that the American delegation would be called upon ii line with its re cent offer to consider withan open to enter a pact to consult with the other signatory na tions in the event of a threat of war Discussion of this phase revived per ceptibly today after languishing during the weekend pessimism League Note Studied As understood here the Franco British accord is being approached thru definition of article XVI of the covenant of the league of nations in the light of annex F of the Locar no treaties This annex a letter to Germany by Great Britain France Italy SrechoSlovakia Poland and Belgium interpreting the article said The German delegation has re quested certain explanations wit regard to article XVI of the cove nant of the league of nations We are not in a position to speak the name of the league but in view of the discussion which already ha taken place in the assembly and in the commission of the league of na tions and after explanations which have been exchanged between our solves we do not hesitate to inform you of the Interpretation which as far as we are concerned we place on article XVI Each Must CoOperate In accordance with that inter pretation obligations resulting from the said article on members of the league must be understood to mean that each state member of the league is bound to cooperate loyal Turn o Page 2 Column reement on Tonnage Looms finish Testimony at Rum Hearing WASHINGTON April 2 cent for rebuttal testimony the extended hearings by the house ju diciary committee on measures pro posing repeal of the eighteenth amendment were terminated unex pectedly today just as representa tives of organizations supporting prohibition were about to take the stand and present closing argument in behal of the dry statute Today the last session allotted to the drys had been set aside for the workers of dry organizations to round out the picture The antiprohibitionists had given their testimony designed to show that prohibition had failed before the drys began telling their side of j the story Chairman Graham announced his decision to close todays session im mediately after J Weston Allen of Boston a former attorney general of Massachusetts had testified on the legal aspects of solution of the vexing problem McBride Waits to Appear F Scott McBride superintendent of the antisaloon league was waiting to appear next McBride and Turn to Page 1 Column OKLAHOMA GUSHER RUNS WILD FEUD BETWEEN MAYOR EDITOR ENDS IN AUNT HET By Robert Quilien I dont want Bill tellin me how long I can park He may be a policeman to other folks but hes just Cousin Janes matrimonial mistake to me ROBBERY MAY BE AN INSIDE JOB Von Buelow Holdup Still Under Investigation by Police CHICAGO April 2 po theorv that ths Von Buelow 550000 jewelry robbery Mondav night was an inside job brot Mrs Lottie Brenner Von Buelow her estranged husband Enrique Dechow von Buelow and others to detec tive headquaters last night to re tell their version ot the affair Detective chiefs announced afici the conference that they had gained bttle additional information about the robbery rut tnat they had defi nitely discounted the story that Von Buelow is a German count The Von Buelowa and four othe members of the household and guests were bound gagged and blindfolded by three men posing as census takerp who ransacked the mansion and escaped with Mrs Von Buelows jewelry A week ago Mrs Von Buelow filed suit for divorce from her hus band 20 years her junior Mrs Von Buelow denied that her husband ever told her he was a count The Abendpost a German news paper said tney had learned Von Buelow was Henry Dechow of Ber 1m Newspaperman Dies As Result of Bullet Wounds BULLETIN YAZIOO CITY Aliss April 2 n liinlsull editor of the Scnflnel am member of the state tax commission died early today of bullet wounds inflicted yesterday by Mayor J T Srickui whoconi inlttecl suicide soon after the shooting YA55OO CITY Miss April 2 J O Stricklin committee suicide here vesterday after shoot ing F R Birusall 65 year old editor of the Yazoo Sentinel who opposed his candidacy in the mayoralty campaign Physicians held little hope for Birdsalls recovery He was struck by three bullets While physicians worked to save Birdsalls life arrangements were made for the funeral of Stricklin who after shooting the editor on Yazoo Citys main street drove to his sons undertaking establishment and ended his life Last night just before being on the operating table Birdsall with journalistic instinct uppermost in isted that all newspapers for which lie was correspondent be supplied with facts of the shooting and urged that the accounts be fair and impartial The editor was shot while stand ing on a street corner with Dr R E Hawkins a dentist defeated by Stricklin in the last mayoralty campaign Sticklin approached the two and opened fire on both Hawk ns ran into n building and escaped njury Birdsall fell to the ground wounded In the campaign for mayor Bird supportPd Dr Hawkins and rinted references to the one time Charge of calt stealing filed against Stricklin of which the latter was icquitted Bitter feeling had existed between the two men for some Jime PlfKj IltWU Gnshpr No I Mary Sudiclc iu theOklahoma City nil fields defied si scorn nf workman who to luilt its flow and shot v stream of petroleum eafiimifcil al barrels an hour hitrh into the air It is one of the largest wells nf its kind in flic world HAWKS HEADING FOR OKLAHOMA FOUR KIDNAPERS SHOT TO DEATH Glider Expert and Tow Plane j Mexican Troops Surround Remainder of Gang Hold ing American Nearly Half Way toN Y BULLETIN WICHITA FALLS April a Frank Hawks curatitu from San Die go to New York in a jrfider towed by jinairplane landed at Slaley field here at a in after i flight from Sweolwaler Texas He soared over the field for 25 iiunnfcs after cutting loose from the tow plane SWEETWATER Texas April 2 completed a two days scheduled flight in one nml Burns Prove Fatal to Indianola Youth INDIANOLA April 2 Burns resulting from an explosion of a stove proved fatal to Krel Smith 20 His father D E Smith and a younger brother were se verely burned in the accident Krell died in a Des Moines hosnltal six hours after the explosion The accident occurred when Krell picked up and uncapped a kerosene can containing a snrall quantity of oil As he passed the stove in which a fire was blazing the oil fumes ignited and exploded flight in one and cecded in nrgot fating one of ths most difficult laps of his proposed San Diego to New York glider trip Capt Frank Hawks continued his aerial journey today With J D Jernlgan Jr at the controls of a towing ship Captain Hawks planred today to fly Tulsa Okla where the journey will be more than half completed inter mediate stops were planned for Wichita Falls Texas and Oklahoma City Yesterday flying from Tucson Ariz the pair encountered a squall over Lordsburg N Alex which Captain Hawks described as ter rible When the airships landed here they had traveled 710 miles in six hours and 35 minutes and had negotiated n total distance of 11w miles from Sar Diego In crossingthe Davis mountains m Texas an altitude of 307r0 feet was reached by the glider and its towingcraft The high altitude was attained in ai effort to find better wind conditions between Pecox Texas and Sierra Blanca Damage to the glider was averted by its skillful pilot nt the Midluml Texas airport when he was forced to land on a flat lire during a re fueling stop Brief exhibition fliglilF with the glider are being made by Captain Hawks at each field wheie he lands TEP1C Nayarit Mexico April 2 members of the bandit gang holding J E Bristow oil opur ator of San Angelo Texas prison er were killed in a clash with fed eral troops south of Ixtlan Nayarit Tuesday Others of the gang es caped with the prisoner who is be ing held for 30000 pesos ransom about SloOOO The troops headed by Gen Jose Lacarm had been pursuing the bandits for several days They final ly caught up with them and in a bit ter fight routed them The bandits tn escape were believed to have tak en to n hill which now is entirely surrounded by the soldiers Bristow was kidnaped about the middle of March by bandits while making oil explorations in the heart of Nayarit Convicted Bank Bandit Planned Escape Claim COUNCII BLUFFS April 2 Mj officials expressed the belief here last night that James Rowe convicted Shumbaugh bank robber had planned to break jail and had carried instruments to effect the escape while an overnight prisoner here recentlv A steel wire and n jack knifp were found on nnothcr TROOPS HOLD MOB IN CHECK Officers Feared Attempt Would Be Made to Get Negro Suspect TROY Ala April 2 ed by a company of national tiards u disorderly crowd that for several hours threatened to storm he Pike county jail dispensed early today and Sheriff R A Galloway and deputy sheriffs took Robert Rigles Negro charged with attack ing a 17 year old white girl to Kilby prison at Montgomery The crowd began congregating near the jail and courthouse late yesterday after the Negros arrest Until well past midnight the crowd kept vig11 outside an area which Sheriff Galloway and the guard officers had roped off but made no concerted effort to move on the jail National guardsmen pa trolled the inside of the area and kept the crowd back Approves Separate Schools QUEBEC April a vote of r2 to n the Quebec legislative as semhly last night approved of giv priftoner who told jailers tllat they In separate schools to the Jewiu had been given Him by Rowu I population of the island of Montreal 120000 CENSUS WORKERS BEGIN COUNTING NOSES Complete Tabulation of American People Under Way WASHINGTON April 2 army of 120000 census enumer ators enter energetically today upon the gigantic task of counting the American population Ringing front doorbells tapping brass knockers along the hallways of city apartment houses driving thru the gates of farmsteads searching out obscure families in the mountains and on the plains they embarked upon what is intended to be the most complete tabulation rf the American people and their eco nomic conditions ever accomplished Covers Many Problems Each worker carried a bigport folio containing dozens of copies of the long questionnaire that is put to everyone inthe country Im portant among their equipment was a detailed specially prepared map of their territory showing every street every alley and every tuckedaway corner where a human habitation had been placed The questions asked are intended to produce a valuable store of sta tistical information including no only the extent of population but th extent of unemployment illiteracj and home ownership There ar questions too which are expected t produce important data on the Am erican farm problem Altho the 1930 census chore is th biggest ever attempted by the cen sus bureau modern accounting ma chicory trill make it a speedy job For months the bureau has been making its preparations and is read to tabulate the results of the ques tinning with greater rapidity than ever before Hoover Submits A I the head of the vast organiza tion is William M Steuart the di rector of the census He delivered a radio address last mght calling upon the people to cooperate will the census takers and pictured Uncle Sam as a solicitous persona visitor in their homes Like his fellow citizens President Hoover too was faced with the prospect of answering the census Lakers questions But unlike them ie had a definite engagement with Lho enumerator This was for one oclock today when it was arranged hat the latter should call at the white house and ask the president the same questions that are being put to more than 120000000 others FIFTY MONTICELLO VOTERS WANT AL CAPONE AS MAYOR MONTICBLLO April 2 tho he did not file any nomination papers Al Capone Chicagos notorious gangster was a strong candidate for the mayoralty office of this small Iowa town Puzzled election clerks gasped in astonishment when they read bal lots marked for Capone They won dered if Monticello was trying to imitate Rapid City S Dak the Black Hills city which recently in vited the underworld leader to live there Since Mayor B 12 First was un opposed for reelection 50 voters wrote the name of Capone in theii ballots whicn is the closest race a republicuu has been given for years i m this stronghold of the C O P From the start of counting votes for Cajione appeared with regular ity and the clerks wondered what was going trhappen They were certain that Al had never been in their town on any sort of business and they could not explain why HO many persons voted for him Some suggested it was onlv tin work of practical jokers who did no want First to get all the votes Bu low 50 persons got the idea at th same time to vote for the same man could not be understood ugitive Banker Is Denied Extradition DENVER Colo April 2 pplication for extradition of Jo E Weir to Nebraska to face i charge of violating state banking aws was denied yesterday by Gov irnor Adams Weir was president of X bank at Superior At hearing he contended churgefe were filed for Dolitical purposes by the attorney general of Nebraska Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April looks like my friend Jim Davis is going to beat Uncle Jr Grimily for his seat in the stn ate Uncle Joe dont eare Staying in tlijrc after the tariff is over would bs like a burglar remaining in a bank after he had already sent all the loot out Bach state is r ROGERS lowed two statues in the Capitol Hall nt Fame The old Keystone state put William Penn in there for what hj took away from the Indians for Pennsylvania Now Grundy gets the other statue for what he has taken away from the white people for Pennsylvania Tours WILL ROGERS SATIN RIBBON IS CHIEF CLEW TO WOMANS DEATH Husband Unable to Give Reason for Murder of Wife CHICAGO April 2 blacl satin ribbon today was the lates addition to the list4 of instruments of death and the chief clew in the strange slayingof Mrs Mildred Helsing Mrs Helsings body was found h her husband Reuben C Helsing when he returned homo from work ast night Around her neck was knotted a black satin ribbon he had never seen before No Suspects Found Several things including bruises on the face and wrists and the ab sence of her pocketbook indicated she had been strangled by a thief vhom she surprised at work But here were several other points vhich tended o disprove this theory nd which puzzled police in their earch for a solution today No sounds of a struggle were card by othtr tenants in the apart nent building in which the Helsings even by the woman in he apartment below who said she vas nome all day This neighbor Irs Sarah Hanlon told policesne neard the water running in the lelsing apartment about 2 oclock nd tliot Mrs Helsing was wash ng clothes Huir Was Still Noat The only persons Mrs Hanlon saw Lfp the back stairs were the Ne ro janitor George Riley who was leld by police altho he said he nerely collected the garbage and aw nothing suspicious There were many signs of a truggle including bruises on the omans face and neck and on ner Titm toPace 2 Column e Valeras Party Breaks at Crisis DUBLIN Irish Free States April break occurred within the ranks of Eamonn De Valeras own party today in the hour pre ceding convening of the dail when a new Irish president was to be elected to succeed William T Cosgrove who resigned last week Sean Timass strongly urged the fianna fail and entire opposition to support Thomas J OConnell labor party candidate for the office as an alternate to either Mr De Valera or Mr Cosgrave who was gener ally expected to be reelected He based his altitude on a state ment by William Davin of the la borites that they would not in any circumstances support De Valera because they accepted the lush treaty with England BOOZE AND COMPANION LODGED IN JAIL Agents Pursue Liquor Laden Car Along Lin coln Highway TAMA April 2 130 mile A chase thru the dark of night during which both pursuer and pur sued at times drove 75 miles an hour ended in the wee hours today with the arrest here of Miss Edith Mabbitt ID of Clinton and C V Chapman of Jefferson They were charged with transporting ISO gal lons of liquor which officers sale they confiscated A hail of bullets at times was sent alter the fleeing Chapman car officers said as it eluded its pur suers several Limes The chase started at Clinton soon after State Agent Arney and a dry agent received a tip that Chapman was leaving with a carload of liquor Almost Eluded Them Thru town after town the cars roared along the Lincoln highway At Lit Vernon Chapman nearly threw off his pursuers by taking side street but the dry agents sight ed him when he returned to the highway As the car roared into Cedtir Rapids Chapman again eluded the dry agents by crossing a little useu bridge but when he again returned to the Lincoln highway west of Ce dar Rapids the agents notified offi cers at Belle Plaine AtCoYnpanifd by Marshal Sliiejd and H L dry agent started toward Cedar Rapids to head off Chapman outof Belle Plnine the Chapman car spsd by at 73 miles an hour officers said Sheriff J F Whelan of Benton county tcolc up the chase Near Chelsea he said he hooked fenders with Chapmans car in an effort to Ialt it At Chelsea Whelan ordered the marshals to open fire ISIght Shots Fired Eight bullets were fired three striking the rear bumper the oth ers mining Whelan then ordered one of the marshals to remain in Chelsea and notify authorities at Tama Whelan was but short way be lind as they neared Tama Chap man ho said attempted lo elude ilm by running around a filling sta tion and taking a side road rVhelan accused Chapman of at tempting to run his car down Chapman after his arrest said he ntended to surrender Whelan said he could have shot Jhapman at any time during the hase but did not wish to Chapman and Alias Mabbitt were odged in jail at Vinton charged vith illegal transportation and il cgal possession of liquor A hearing vug held before Mayor Ruhl of Belle Plaine and Chapman held in 2000 bonds and Miss Mabbitt in 1000 bonds Officers said true in ormatlon would be filed against hem 9Kt Wea IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday Somewhat warmer Wednesday night In oust nnd central portions and In extremu enst portion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Vcdnesday morning Maximum Tuesday 46 Minimum In Night 8 A M Wednesday 35 For the first time In a week and half the wind Wednesday forenoon ras out of the southwest and bore 1th it the prospect of balmier tem eratures in the Immediate future uesday nights minimum of 20 the warmest in a week and the ays maximum of 16 has not been xceeded since March 23 when the nercury rose to 52 VS   

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