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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 20, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 20 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 191 Turbulent India Fine Field for Seeds of Communism Says Stewart iA r By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May has had poor luck trying to communize China all ac counts agree The Chinese consider the fam ily the proper social and eco nomic unit They consider it the proper govern mental unit too and resist gov ernment on any larger scale all they can Coop eration even on a small commun ity basis is repugnant to them This philosophy is rooted in Chi nese tradition thousands of years old Religion is mixed up in it also Naturally communistic teachings do not take readily in such a country DUT India Nothing in particular has been suggested yet to connect the Gandhi movement with Russian act tivities nevertheless the Hindus are in a violent state of unrest and 300 00000 people in such a frame of mind furnish a fine field for soviet missionaries to work they can get among them And India is so easy of access to the Russians that the British have been afraid of them for generations A COMMUNIZED Indian ooviously would be of incalculable advan tage to the Moscow regime In fact it would serve the Soviets purposes about as well as China It has numbers for one thing It is geographically just right likewise Soviet Russia needs a warm water outlet as much as czarist Russia did fought Japan for under the l czarfand failed to get it Russians are were in the dayjjrtiey had Riga then now tlrey have lost it The port of Leninr grad is frozen solid in witer So is the port of Vladivostok So of course is the whole north coast Ships from Odessa can leave the vBlack sea only upon others suf france and even then are bottled up in the Mediterranean But the Indian com munism prevailed from Cape Chel yuskin to Cape Comorin IT may sound like a large order but there need be nothing impossible about it if the people of India can be won by vanquished brot into close alliance with soviet Russia as a soviet republic of the southland The British have long recognized that they could not possibly hold India against a united native revolt Until lately however the British have considered a united revolt there highly improbable Now they are uneasy An alarming degree cohesion is developing under Gand his teaching If someone should put some military ginger into it and it held 300000000 peo ple are hard to handle in a state of even unorganized rebellion OF course the British depend In great part on the good will of the native princes for maintenance of their strength in India These potentates feel safer with Englands forces back of them and holding them together than they think they would be on an Inde pendent basis With their troops acting as a kind of national guard and the British as a regular army the country has been kept quiet enough heretofore but it has been Turn to Pago 2 Column Fate of Gruridy Davis Before Pennsylvania Voters WET DRY ISSUE MAKES RESULT AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn Im afraid Ella May wont enjoy Heaven much if they dont let her make the other women mad by rear rangin things like she was the only one knowecl how State G 0 P Organiza Facing Hardest Battle PHILADELPHIA May 20 A Candidates in the bitter factional fight that has divided Pennsylvania republicans as seldom before await ed the decision of the electorate at the polls today While the republicans were en gaged in one of the hardest strug gles that has ever engulfed the par ty the democrats were without a contest on the state wide ticket Candidates to be voted for at the November election are to be nomin ated for United States senator gov ernor and other state offices Both major parties will choose nominees for congress in every district The polls close at 7 p m eastern stand ard time Result in Doubt The big contests centered on the candidates for United States sena or and governor with the wet is sue cutting into the calculations m i way that led seasoned observers o hesitate about forecasting the re sult For the senatorship Joseph R 3rundy is to retain the seat to which he was appointed by Gov ernor Fisher whenWilliam S Vare was rejected by the senate bppos ng Grundy are Secretary of Labor James J Davis backed by the Phil ndelphia and Pittsburgh organiza tions and Francis H Bohlcn pro fessor in the law school of the Uni ersity of Pennsylvania Grundy and Davis are standing on he enforcement plank adopted at the last republican national conven tion and are listed as drys Bohlen advocates repeal of the eighteenth amendment the Volstead act and the state enforcement law All stand for a protective tariff the three Grundy is running without public Turn to c 2 Column HOpVERREVEWS BATTLE FLEET Naval Vessels Pass Before President on 10Mile Stage By KIRKE L SIMPSON Associated Press Staff Writer ABOARD U S S SARATOGA AT SEA OFF VIRGINIA CAPEs May 20 Over the blue waters of the Atlantic the massed nava power of the nation mobilized today to march in stately parade under the eyes of the commanderinchief President Hoover and then deploy in battle maneuvers of sea and air far off shore Ships of the surface from ponder ous battleships to slender destroy ers giants of the underseag forces the fleet of submarines V2 and V3 ships of air from the vast silvery bulk of the noncombatant Zeppelin Los Angeles to the tiny oneman fighting planes and the thronging air squadrons aboard the great car riers Saratoga and Lexington were included in the great sea muster Stage 10 Miles Long A 10mile sweep of blue ocean was the stage over which the navy for the first time in history assem bled to play its mimic warfare with the chief executive of the nation looking on Its focal point was the new eightinch gun cruiser Salt Lake City which put into Hampton roads early in the day to take the chief executive and his party on board The fleet itself combining the United States fleet and the scout ing fleet at sea with Admiral Wil liam V Pratt commanderinchici in personal command again utter months of London naval conference work and committee appearances in Washington on the proposed new treaty was specially organized for review and maneuvers Pratts flag flew from the batlle ship Texas and 10 other gray ships of the line under Admiral L M Nulton aboard the California rolled and surged behind him to the select ed reviewing ground Among them Turn to 1ngc 2 Column 1 Man Awakening Others in Blazing Home Burned Injuries Received By M C Mason in Fire Are Not Serious In his efforts to save others in the house M C Mason received several burns in a fire which caused damage estimated at 2500 at 405 West State street early Tuesday morning Mason was taken to Park hospital for treatment but is not confined to bed The flames started in the kitchen of the Mason apartment on the sec ond floor When Mr Mason was awakened by the noise of the fire the kitchen was a mass of flames his wife and small baby out of the house and then returned to awaken two roomers v After they went down the stairs the flames broke out on the steps and prevented his escape He dashed thru the blazing kitchen and out a window where he stood on the roof of the front porch Taken Down hy Ladder He was found there by firemen Since he was roused from his sleep and had no time to dress he had only his nightclothes on Firemen placed a ladder on the roof so he could climb down The fire is believed to have origi nated in the Mason apartment from defective wiring When firemen ar rived this was a mass of flames and the fire was shooting high in tha air The walls the Mason kitchen were badly charred Much damage was also done to furhl turel The apartments of Mrs E Somers on the first floor on the east side of the house and H H Chase on the west side of the house were damaged by smoke and water E L Ankron lives in tbe basement Mr Mason was burned on his right arm to the shoulder and on his left arm1 to the elbow His hair was scorched and he breathed con siderable smoke Baby Hot Awakened The baby of Mr and Mrs Mason Dwah Roger 6 months of age was not awakened when he was carried out of the house Roomers in the Mason apartment who were awakened by Mr Mason are Gladys Durriger and Irene Ward Firemen were called to the blaze at oclock Tuesday morning and worked for four hours at the house The structure is frame and 13 owned by O T Smith who is in California Capt James Kelley received a slight gash on his ear and neck from flying glass He was injured when the glass of a door broke as he was entering the house The in juries were minor and did not pre vent him from working at the fire SEEiUlYf DEGORAH TRIAL Almost All of Panel Has Been Eliminated by Objections DECORAH May 20 gress in selecting a jury to try Wal ter Casten on a charge poisoning his daughter Romelda was slow this morning Attorneys were examining each prospective juror at length and three were excused for having ex pressed opinions on the case Peremptory challenges were be gun just beforethe noon recess but counsel believed a jury would not be chosen finally before tomorrow morning Three women remained in the box at noon C N Houck examined the talea men on behalf of the defense re placing Frank OConnor who ques tioned them yesterday The court room was crowded Official investigation into the death was started when it was re vealed that the parents had taken out a insurance policy short ly before her death An investiga tion of the girls vital organs show ed they contained poison The courtroom buzzed with at torneys county officials and pros pective jurors today but out of the original SO who were drawn for this May term of court only 38 remain ed The court stressed the impor tance of the case and asked those drawn on the jury not to seek to be excused unless absolutely ne cessary The attorneys do not ex Turn to 3 Column 1 INJURED HENRY N HALVEKSON H N HALVERSON STRUCK BY CAR Hit by Raskop Machine While Talking to r i rnends TTENRY N HALVERSON presi of the First National bank at Clear Lake suffered a broken leg and other injuries when he was struck by an automobile driven by Joseph Raskop 106 Seventeenth street northeast along the pave ment on the western outskirts of Mason City Tuesday morning Mr Halverson was on his way back to Clear Lake after appear ing as a witness in the trial of G W Moeller former Clear Lake clerk when the accident oc cured The bankers automobile ran out of gas and Mr Halverson started walking to the Highway Oil company plant west of the city On the way he stopped to talk with Pat McGuire steward of the county home and V J Hudson of Clear Lake whose automobiles stood abreast on the pavement It was at this time that the Ras kop car approached Passing around the two cars which stood on the pavement the Raskop ma chine struck Mr Halverson The banker was taken to the Park hos pital in Mason City His left leg is broken just below knee and his left wrist was frac tured He suffered many bruises on his body It is expected that he will be confined to the hospital some time Police investigated the accident BAND IS READY TO COMPETE IN FLINT CONTEST Soloists Leave in First Contingent Students Are Organized A rousing sendoff for the Mnson City high school bund which leaves at 9 oclock Tues dny night on a special train at tho Milwaukee depot for the national contest ixt Flint Mich is planned by the American Legion Students und backers of the band are urged to meet at the armory at oclock Tuesday night The procession headed by tho Legion drum and buglo corps will then go to the Milwaukee depot WITH the same thoro organization of personnel and musicianship as characterized the trip to Iowa City the Mason City high school band and soloists have prepared for the trip to Flint Mich to partici pate in the national music contest The first contingent left Monday night and the special train leaves at 9 oclock Tuesday night on the Mil waukee railroad Soloists accompanists and the clarinet quintet left Monday night Robert soloist anc theclariuet quintet composedo Roger Sanborn Milton Marti Eimer Bruna HowardRoss and rell are winners of the state contest at Iowa City Soloists and small groups play Wednesday Several other soloists who placed in the contest at Iowa City and who will participate in the national con test because the winners of the state contest are not competing are Sidney Sanborn trombonist Ray mond Hughes oboist who qualified iast year Artemus Brown French lorn player Ernest Zerble baritone lorn William Rae flutist Donald Woods tuba player and Arleoe Bentz bassoonist Miriam Mar ston and Dorothy Bambcr are ac companists Arlcne Powell also went with the first contingent Director I R Prescott Mrs James Rae and Mrs W G C Bagley accompanied the soloists Have Train Physician The main group will leave for Flint at 9 oclock Tuesday night on the Milwaukee railroad The stu dents will arrive in Chicago Wed nesday morning and then go on the Grand Trunk railway to Flint Mrs W E Atkinson and Miss Genevieve Brown are chaperons on this train and Dr George M Crabb is physi Turn to Tnge 2 Column WHALEN QUITS AS COMMISSIONER Citys Police Department Head Will Return to De partment Store NEW YORK May 20 er A Whalen resigned today as po lice commissioner of New York He will retire from the office at noon tomorrow Mr Whalen told reporters he was returning to the John Wanamaker department store in an executive ca pacity He left a a year job as general manager of the store to accept a 510000 a year commission ership Renowned as the citys official greeter Mr Whalen gardenia in buttonhole moustache freshly wax ed was drafted for the police com missionership a year ago last De cember while the department was under fire for failure to solve the Rothstein murdur Edward P Mulrooney assistant chief inspector in charge of tho de tective division was named police commissioner to succeed Mr Whal en INJURIES FATAL TO C L MAN Man Who Fell From Ladder Suffers Relapse in Hospital After apparently rallying some from injuries received when he fell 30 feet Saturday Bertcl Bertelsen 30 suffered a relapse and died at a local hospital Tuesday afternoon internal injuries to his chest are be ieved by physicians to have caused ila death Mr Bertelsen suffered a broken wrist a broken elbow anu a dislo cated shoulder Besides the injuries 10 his chest his back was hurt and he suffered several minor bruises Mr Bertelsen was painting a able at the Dr C E Wright home Saturday morning and was about 30 feet in the air In order to givi lis ladder the proper slant he placed the base in a driveway Not realizing that the ladder was n the driveway which was private Guy Thomas backed his car out and struck it Mr Bertelsen crashed to the ground He was unconscious ami did not recover consciousness until two hours afterward The body of Mr Bertelsen has been taken to Clear Lake for burial Betty Compson Gets Divorce LOS ANGELES May 20 Betty Compson film actress today was granted an interlocutory decree of divorce from James Cnize motion picture director She charged mental cruelty Cruze did not con test the action Graf Zeppelin Begins South Atlantic Flight Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal May is reviewing our whole American fleet It looks awful unneces sary to see all those ships and not a war booked But taxpapers they are our spare tire The coun tries that have no navies are standing by tlie roadside fixing a flat England WILL ROGKUS without her navy would be an other Checko Slovakia America has a unique record We never lost a boat in a battle but we have had many a one shot from under us at a conference Did you ever figure it out had we never conferred we wouldnt have to be conferring now to try and get parity Yours WILtTROGERS MC GLEE CLUB GREETING TO ST ANSGAR Message of Good Will Contained in Musi cal Offering ANSGAR May Mason Citys singing apostles of good vill the Chamber of Commerce glee club appeared here last night in a concert at the auditorium of the tine new high school Under the direction of Harry B Keeler known icre because he led the community band tor several seasons the singers nt on an enjoyable hour and a half of entertainment Assisting artists were Mrs Agnes i Bennett contralto Charles Dalin jaritone Miss Adela Hansen read er and the Denison troubadours a nale quartet consisting of Milton Sidney Stott Mr Dalin and L Crosen Begun With Chorus The program was started with he chorus singing of Rachmanin offa Hymn of Creation Then fol owed a baritone group by Mr 3alin The Night Has a Thousand Eyes composed by Director Keeler Three for Tack and On the Road to Mandalay The club returned vith a varied group The Galway Piper Creole Song and The Sleigh Miss Hansen added a vari ety by reading four dialect numbers 0 an appreciative audience Sword of Ferrara was the clubs last number before the intermission Mrs Bennett opened the second mrt of the program with two num ers Invictus and Spirit Flow er She was received with special cordiality by the St Ansgar audi ence and responded with a pleasing ittle encore number A group of Russian numbers Volga Boat Song Fireflies and At Fathers Door was the next offering of the chorus The quartets group opened with Olc Speaks Morning and tapered off with a scries of popular numbers with Mr Keeler supplying a spariding background on the liano A trio of fast moving selec ions Silver Sleigh Bells De 7amptown Races and a Bohemian oik song brot the program to a inalc Visitors Served n Lunch The Rev Olis Moore who had directed arrangements for the ccn ert expressed the communitys ratitude for the Mason Cityans isit and further evidence of it was contained in a lunch served in the ligh school culinary quarters after he concert Director Keeler spoke n behalf of the musicians and bankers Lund and Halverson added a word to the friendly expression rom Mr Moore Transportation to St Ansgar was furnished by mem irrs of the Masnn City Rotary club The singers will appear in Garner hursday Journey of 3700 Miles to South America Facing Travelers BULLETIN FR1ED1UCHSHAFEN May 20 Graf Zeppelin re porting her position about 400 miles southwest of Cudiz this nftcrnoon wirelessed her home port that she was proceeding in tho direction of Madeira to uvold a storm threat neur the Canaries und to pick up favor able trado winds more quickly SEVILLE Spain May 20 Retracing the course of the Spanish conquistadors of four cen turies ago the Graf Zeppelin giant German dirigible left the airport here at oclock a m a m C S T on a 3750 mile jour ney to Pernambuco and Rio Jan eiro Brazil The departure was more than an hour delayed from the oclock a m starting time which had been set originally It had been hoped to get the ship away shortly after dawn and thus eliminate taking into the air in the intense heat which de velops here later in the day Has 3750 Mile Course Aboard it were IB passengers in eluding an American woman Mrs Mary Pierce New York Prince A fonso of Orleans a cousin of th Kingof Spain and Colonel Emili Herrera one of the heads of th Spanish military air service Ahead of the Graf Zeppelin lay course of 3700 miles to Pernam buco or Recife Brazil the next sto on its trip which is its first south o the equator To Drop Mail sucks Plans were to fly over the four land groups which lie between the Iberian peninsula and Brazil altho weather conditions might cause al teration of the route It was ex ected to drop a bag of mail at Ten rife Canary islands 750 miles from here and at Sao Vicente Cape Verde islands 845 miles further south west Between the Cape Verde islands and Pernambico there are two small islets Saint Paul and Fer nando Do Noronlia both near the Brazilian const It was expected that the Graf would pass over both using about three days more or less depending upon the weather between hero and Pernambuco From Pernambuco south to Rio Janeiro is another 200 miles Drench Crowd Below The Zeppelin arrived here at oclock p m yesterday after a trip of 25 hours and 22 minutes from Friedrichshafen Aboard the Graf as she sailed to day was a large quantity of last minute mail which arrived in two planes from Germany These planes took off this forenoon and escorted the Kcppelin when she left the field After thoro tests had been made of the motors Dr Eckener signalled to Capt Ernest A Lehmann who gave the word to begin the voyage The Zeppelin soared away from her ground position and presently dumped her water ballast in a great shower This gave impetus to her rise but drenched the crowd below The people laughed it off as the price of seeing the historic event ONE KILLED TWO HURT IN CRASH Injured lowans Held After Liquor Is Found in Automobile AMES May 20 Quinn 23 Des Moines was killed and diaries C Quinn 21 his broth er and M L Cavanaugh 21 re ceived broken shoulders and severe cuts when their automobile skidded off the pavement and crashed Into a ditch near here early today The two injured men are hold at Nevada by Sheriff J R Mattery for investigation Two bottles of al leged alcohol were found inthe car officers said Fulgenthis Quinn who was driv ing worked as a bellhop at Hotel Randolph DCS Moincs Cavanaugh who lives at Gilmore City is on a furlough from the navy The housewife walks from 3 to 8 miles a day hut what of it She doesnt have to yell fore at inter Times BARS TO ACTION ELIMINATED VOTE BY SENATE onferees Permitted to Continue Minus Re strictions V ASHINGTON May 20 Fine from restrictions which ad threatened to bring the Smoot awley bill to an untimely death le tariff conferees of the senate oday sought a compromise adjust lent of their disputes with the ouse A meeting of both house and sen te managers was called for late n the afternoon to take up anew he task of settling the differences f the two branches of congress Tnal congressional action before le end of the week was predicted Another Difficulty Present Two disagreements remained to ic composed These concerned the enates amendments attaching the export debenture plan to the bill and revoking the authority of the to make emergency changes in customs rates The republican leaders favored a plan under which the former would be abandoned and a compromise worked out on the latter However the flexible provision adopted by the house is much broader in its scope than that Of the existing law and a new difficulty presented itself In in dications that the house conferees might insist upon the retention the clauses approved by that branch of congress Bill Would Have picdyv v The death of the bill wasjayerted by the narrowest of possible margin late yesterday when Vice President Curtis broke a 4242 tie and voted to free the senates conferees from a previous agreement binding them not to recede from the senates flexible amendments A few minutes before the senate 43 to 41 to release its con crces from a similar restriction Iith respect to tho debenture mendments Had cither vote had the opposite esult all were agreed that the tar ff bill would have died in confer nce as the house managers hat ecline to continue negotiations nlcss the senate conferees were iven a free hand President Has Power The senates action was regarded s a victory for President Hoover has been open and vigorous In is opposition to both of the senate mendmcnts which were written nlo the bill hy the democraliciri ependent republican coalition Under tlin flexible provisions of he present law the president Is mpowered upon the recommenda on of the tariff commission to in rease or decrease customs rates a limit of 50 per cent in or er to equalize costs of production he house bill would make an equal ation of competitive conditions the asis of such executive rate changes The way bridge is eclipsing all the ther card games they ought to ave four or five oldfashioned pok r players for the Smithsonian In Wea IOWA WEATHER fnlr Tuesday night nml Wednesday Warmer Tues day night and in cast und south portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fo 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock ucsday morning Maximum Monday 50 Minimum In Night VI At 8 A Tuesday ifl Not since the first few days of lay has there been as warm a norning as Tuesday The 8 oclock cmperaturc was warmer than the laximum for Monday and with a outhwest winil in charge of the slt ation an ascension to 75 degrees r possibly SO appeared to be with n the possibilities   

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