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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 5, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION US Loses Critics Claim Loss at London Con ference By CHARLES P STEWART June 5 A hug navy may be a national liabit ity not an asset Some folk say s prepar edneas is on a par with pack ing a likelier to go the averagf man shot than he would be un armed Still the in dividual w h docsinvest in a piece of artillery is no more than ever unchristian if he chooses the weapon with a view to the use lie thinks he may need to put it to On the theory that his callingas a moonshiner requires him occasion ally to pick off a prohibition agent from across a milewide valley he is not a bit influenced by the fact that some other chap whose trade is highway robbery finds a short barrelled revolver with a sixfoot effective range his most convenient armament Conversely the stickup artist knows better than to try to lug a highpowered rifle around with him it would be extremely unhandy farther the Jestimony goes 1 at the senate foreign relations committees investigation of the naval limitation agreement reached at the recent Conference in London the plainer it becomes that Uncle Sam was argued into accepting for Trirn lo fuse 2 Column II CHICAGO G 0 P IEYES WET VOTES to Get Repeal QuestioiTon t Ballots t CHICAGO June 5 county reiterating thru its central committee its op position to prohibition now pro poses to go into the November elec tion fathering a wetordry refer endum The committee today was circu lating petitions to get on the No vember ballots the following ques tions Shall the eighteenth amendment be repealed ShalMhe Volstead act be modi fied or repealed Shall the Illinois search and seizure act be repealed The Cook county democratic or ganization began agitation for sim ilar action several weeks ago but it failed to gain unanimous support Chairman Anton J Cermak speak ing for the wet faction of the democratic party said today that the republican action was a sub terfuge intended to save for the republican candidates wet votes that might be otherwise deflected to the democratic candidate for United States senator James Ham ilton Lewis Mrs Rutji Hanna McCormick the republican senatorial candidate is a dry Cermak said The repub lican organization in advocating a wetordry referendum Is trying to fool the voters into believing they can register opposition to the pro hibition law and at the same time vote for republican candidates Mrs McCormick is a dry and the refer endum will not change her attitude Lewis on the other hand is openly opposed to the dry law LINCOLN Indian Natiei MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 5 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 205 LANGE WILL BE BROOKHART FOE IN SENATE RACE Defeated Gubernatorial Candidate to Run as Wet in 1932 TYUBUQUE June 5 V Lange defeated candidate for the republican nomination for gov ernor today announced he will be a candidate for the senatorial nomi nation in 1932 on a platform asking modification of prohibition laws Lange who trailed Dan Turner and Ed Smith in the gubernatorial race said he would be in the field against Senator Smith W Brook hart whose term expires in two years Brookhart is an avowed dry For four years Lange has been state senator from Dubuque county In the primary campaign he sought the nomination for governor on platform opposing a state income tax asking a high license for chain stores and urging a state referen dum on prohibition The prohibition question did not enter the campaign actively how ever Langes plank failed to draw a response from the oilier two can didates V AUNT MET By Robert Quiilen MarryirT money wont niako Jane happy Shes moved so far off she cant enjuy the envy of her old friends STILSOM WOMAN HURT AS FREIGHT STRIKES HER CAR BRITT June Ed Oxlcy who resides on a farm three and onehalf miles south of Stilson had a narrow escape from death or ser ious injury shortly after noon today when her car stalled on the M 3 L tracks at Stilson was struck by a northbound freight train Mrs Oxley who is the mother of four Children left her home this morning to take produce to Stilson market Just as she was about to rosa the tracks the motor stalled n the path of the oncoming freight The train which was traveling ilowly struck the car and carried t a few feet Mrs Oxley was at first hot to be seriously hurt but after being examined by a physician here where she had been taken on the rain her injuries were pronounced only slight aud she was taken to her farm lotne The car was quite badly damaged Five Passengers Hurt SPENCER June 5 pas sengers were injured when a bus of the interstate transit line over turned yesterday on the highway about six miles south of here The injuries were not serious and the passengers were able to continue their trip Those hurt included Randolph Crawford Las Vegas N Mex Mrs Mary Nesbit St Paul Minn and Mr and Mrs T B Barnard The name of the fifth passenger was not learned Conference Is Not Expected to Be Success Revolters Wont Be Represented at Parley BULLETIN PESHAWAR India June 5 Afridi Lushkar body of men which advanced oil Peshawar in the night cutting wiro fences and blocking roads wns repelled by troops which engaged them this forenoon Tho greater part of the Lash kar retired across the bonier LONDON June 5 patches from India today stressed seriousness of the political unrest there where nationalists are wag ing a campaign of civTl disobedi to gain Indian independence The Bombay correspondent the Caily Herald said that the prospect of arranging the projected round ta ble conference in London in October to settle affairs in India did not seem very hopeful as long as exist ing conditions obtained Conference Not Wanted It was said that the viceroy Lord Irwin had communicated duringthe past few days with leading moder ate politicians with a view prepar ing the ground for the October con ference One of these conferees de scribed by the correspondent as a man with an Indian and European reputation for caution and honesty frankly informed the viceroy that it was useless to discuss the confer ence in the present grave situation This unnamed informant told the correspondent that not only the alt India Nationalist congress but the liberals also would refuse to be rep resented at the conference unless the government was prepared tc give a pledge that the conference BISHOP CANNON ON STAND Hin is Lisbon Tim c nmnn Ir of V irgmu us IIL appeared on the ivifnrss sfnnrt before fhc senate InMH committee in ton He rcfisrt to loll the senntc nbout his southern antiSmith earn t I vuu 3 mui 1 j tit i dim m nnd left the committee room not to return until sub poenaed Turn to tm Scouting Planes in Charge of Fight on Ontario Forest Fires PORT ARTHUR Ont June 5 rTi by three scouting planes to direct their movements a small army of fire fighters was dis patched into the forests northwest of here today to subdue the flames which have ravaged the country for a week Taking advantage of the respite offered by scattered rains nnd dry ing winds the forestry department planned to seek out and extinguish the fires burning in remote sections before they again assume menacing proportion Flames which had burned their way to the outskirts of this town and had for several days threatened the destruction of sioux lookout have been extinguished Plan Scrips of Fairs MINNEAPOLIS June 5 Minnesota county fair officials will meet for their annual summer con ference here Friday to discuss plans for the series of fairs which will get underwHv in midsumnior MRSGASTEN TO BE GIVEN TRIAL Mother of Decorah Girl Who Was Found Dead to Face Jury DECORAHJune At torney E P Shea will prosecute Mrs Walter Casten on charges of poisoning her 14 year old daughter Romelda Judge H E Taylor an nounced that the trial will start July Mrs Castens husband was re cently acquitted of charges relative to the death of the girl last No vember when she was found dead at the Casten farm home after the par ents had returned home from a bus iness trip to Decorah It is expected that the county at torney will have additional legal talent with which to prosecute Mrs Casten Named on Pardon Board WASHINGTON June 5 thur D Wood commissioner of par dons for Michigan has been se lected as one of the three members of the new federal parole board MILL IOGERS says BEVERLY HILLS June rah for Ruth Bryan Owen She is going back into congress irom une ofour insular possessions Political ly bred she is a thorobred She was born at a national convention weaned on unfermcntcd grape juice and raised to womanhood on cam paign speeches She should have run for the senate With two real purebred political Ruths in there they might have revived that olu body to some of its past glory She defeated a wet in Florida They just let me count these Literary Digest votes at these reg ular elections Yours MNider Backers Await Return of Brookhart By KADFORU K MOBLKV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON June ft Ths return of Senator Smith W Brook hart from a more or less mys terious trip to the southern states is being eagerly awaited here by those interested in the fate of Han ford MacNidcr former assistant secretary war who has beer nominated by President Hoover to be the new minister to Canada The prolonged enmity of tjie two Inwans involving even MaeNiders father has caused thd MacNider nomination In assume the spotlight here this week Hronkhart Out of Town When the nomination went to the senate from lie white house last week Brookhart was out of town Inquirers at his office were met with the statement that the sena tors whereabouts was not known that be was expected back tins week and that he had not requested Turn lo Iiicr 2 nhinin 1930 Ucttiuiht Syadktu Ion CANNON QUITS SENATE PROBERS Bishop Refusing to Answer Questions Leaves Room in Disgust WASHINGTON June 5 Still defiant of senatorial authority Bishop Cannon informed the senate lobby committee today he would withdraw as a witness and would answer no more questions unless subpoenaed He then left the committee room Up to this time he has been ap pearing voluntarily having asked for a hearing His refusal on two sticccssivc days to answer questions about his expenditures in the Virginia anti Smith campaign in lOZS already has presented the committee with H poser The members are divider on the question of prosecuting him for contempt Today at the outset of tlio hear ings the hishop broadened his re fusal to cover any nnd all ques tions which might be asked while he remained in hir status of volun tary witness He announced his po sition in a prepared statement which he read from the witness stand Iowa Benefited by General Heavy Rain DES MOINES June a general rain thriiout Iowa last night Albia received the heaviest precipitation the weather bureau reported today Its rainfall passed the 2 inch mark Cedar Rapids re ceived 102 inches of rain Creston 181 Davenport 110 Webster City lfil Boone Wat 118 and Keokuk a light fall KILLS ONE INJURES 2 Centerville Woman Is Dead Father and Daughter Hurt CENTERVILLK Junn r TV While putting away clothes in a closet Mrs Madge Lee Gerrard 17 and the mother of a 7 months old baby was struck by lightning last night and killed in the home of her father John Lee The father was paralyzed by the holt nnd his daughter Florence 14 vyas unconscious for a considerable time Their injuries arc not expect ed to prove fatal The lightning did little damage to the home breaking only a front window and smashing three light bulbs Mason City Carpenter Tumbles 500 Feet Off Water Tower TTERMAN WETTKRLING 920 i Ninth street northeast chief carpenter for the George Peterson Construction company of Clear Lake was fatally injured Wednes day evening when he fell f0 feet from the concrete water tower at Park Rapids Minn on which he was working Mr Wettcrling who was 51 years old plunged to the bottom of the lower when a brace on the scaffold ing gave way find landed on his head in a concrete elevator bucket Word qf his death was not re ceived by his family here until Thursday morning altho two mes sages were sent Wednesday eve ning one statinghe was badly hurt and the other that he was dead The body was expected to arrive in Mason City Thursday accompan ied by Mr Peterson who had the contract for the erection of the wa ter tower at Park Rapids Funeral narrangcments however have not been completed word being nwaiter from a daughter Mrs James Bird well Alamogrodo N Mex Besides the daughter Mr Wetler by Mrs Wetterling andtwo sons Pail arid Bernard Mr Wetterling had been a resident of Mason City for many years and for a time was employed by the Mason City Brick and Tile company IP AFIRE 200000 Battleship Colorado Is Or dered to Brooklyn for Repairs WASHINGTON June 5 ter a 200OOC fire the balMeslnp Colorado today had been ordered lo proceed from the Panama canal to the Brooklyn navy yard Cor repiirs Kirc in the plotting room from which Ihe firing of the battleships eight incli Runs is controlled damaged nnd destroyed many or Ihe delicate instruments Mondav To quench the fire the room was flooded wilh sea water damigint other instruments that cscapcti the fire Giant Airliner Halts at Span ish Port Only Few Minutes vSIA II Spain Juno 5 Graf Zeppelin left Seville for lindrichshafon at ji a m C S T after spending only a half hour hcrr after her seventh trip across Hie Atlantic Tho hurried pariuro was just 31 min utes after the Graf hail landed hern IICCIHISR of the threat of stormy weather LISBON Portugal June 5 The Graf Zeppelin buffeted by an cast Atlantic storm passed to the south of this city at n m a m C S T over Setabul across the Tagus river from here Her direction was southeast to Seville which was to be the next port of call enroute to Friefl Seville is about ISO miles distant and the Graf at Us irevailing rate of speed of more than r0 miles an hour could be ex pected to reach there in about hree and onehalf hours or at 2 p n 8 a m C S T The Graf hours behind schedule completed its seventh Atlantic crossing nt n m a m J S T when it passed over Cabo la Roca westernmost point of the European continent and about 20 miles from Lisbon It crossed over the Tagus river which forms Lis bons harbor and avoiding Lisbon headed southeast toward Seville where a water soaked landing field awaited it The Zeppelin left Lnkehurst N 7 Monday night N Y Gunmen Are Figures in Gang War CHICAGO June 5 of further gang carnage rather than the solution of recent killings occupied police today as word grapevined to them that crack gun ners from the eastern ganglands were being recruited in the local war Extra squads were detailed early today into the Little Italics of the north and west sides to prevent further outbreaks Officers were sure the gang conflict was by no means ended with its death list of ten in less than a week Not one but two gang wars arc mder way as police see it On the one hand is the battle between fac tions among Sicilian gang leaders for supremacy in the liquor and ex tortion traffic which has fed the purse of certain groups for years On the other police said is the enmity between the Moran and Druggan gangs accentuated by the triple murder of Druggan men at Fox Lake early Sunday Hope of new clews in the latest of Thomas Somncrio Tuesday today when police admitted they had learned little from the pretty blond they questioned last night Tne young woman known as Mabel1 was said by Somnerios widow to have been the sweetheart of ner hus band Mrs Somncrio believed the girl had Somnerio put on the spot iOWAN AT HELM New Property Is Ranked Among Best Papers of Middle West T INCOLN Nebr June nouncemcnt is made here today by the Lincoln Star the leading eve ning newspaper of this city of its purchase by the Lee Syndicate with headquarters in Davenport Iowa The purchase price is SI250000 The purchase of the stock was made from H E Gooch and L B Tobin who for almost 0 years have been publisher and business manager of The Star building it up from a small paper to its present commanding position in the state of Nebraska The Star will be the big gest paper in the Lee Syndicate group and is the first acquisition in Nebraska GONE CHINESE CHICAGO June 5 gunnery went Chinese last night A group of celestials armed wit pistols anri a machine gun swept thru Chinatown raking the territory in the neighborhood of Archer ave nue and TwentySecond street Their purpose police learned was to as sassinate Frank Chin but in this they failed Chin told police he was a repre ientative of the Chin Oak Tin ton i national organization devoted he Turn lo Iaizt 2 Column English Missionary Is Slain in China SHANGHAI June i nuirdrr of an English missionary Dr Clifford Slubbs of the Snooty of Friends was reported today from Cnangtufn sHechwan He wnf riding in a rickshaw when he was slabbed in lie back and died later in a hospital Stubhs was a nauve of NewcfislleonTync and had been in China since 1DJ3 His assaiiiin was described by the police as a communist from Chungking H appears that the United Stales hurried the signing of that peace pact in order to get busy building those new Ledg erDispatch MRS HOOVER IS MUCH IMPROVED Presidents Wife Will Ac company Party to Rapi dan Camp WASHINGTON June 5 Mrs Herbert Hoover will be able this weekend to make her first rip of the summer to the presidential camp in the mountains of Virginia Since she wrenched her back ear ly in the spring the first lady ha been confined to the white house almost entirely except for brief nu tomobile rides and the presidents parties on the weekend trips to the lodge have been composed only of men Mrs Hoover is as fond of thn camp life and the automobile ride to Virginia and hack as is the prcs ident and on most oC the excurs ions last year she and wives of the other guests generally accom panied the chief executive Capt Joel T Boone the while house physician said today trim Mrs Hoover has sufficiently recov ered to undertake the automobile ride altho last weekend she was unable to accompany the prcsidem on his trip to Pennsylvania Tinr week Mrs Hoovnr presided at her first formal white house dinner in several months and yesterday able to visit the home of Ma James 7 Davis wife of the secre tary of labor The other papers in the Lee Syn dicate are the Davenport Times Davenport Democrat Ottumwa Courier Muscatine Journal and Mason City GlobeGazette in Iowa the Kcwance III StarCourier the Madison State Journal and La Crossc Tribune in Wisconsin and the Hannibal Mo CourierPost Thronp to lie Publisher The new publisher of the Lincoln Star will be Frank D Throopivvcs president Lee Syndicate and for the past 15 years publisher of the Davenport Democrat The paper will be taken over July 1 Messr Gooch cind Tobin retain a consideiy stock interest in the newspaper nnd will remain on Its board of directors while Mr Tobin willcon tinue as business manager of The Star On he board of directors in addi tion to the above will be Lee P Lnomis of the Masnn City Glohr GazeUe and Philip D Adlnr of the Kewnnse StarCourier K P Adlcr iresident of the Lee Syndicate will ic president of the new corporation which will publish The Star Lee P jOomis will be vice president and Vrank D Thronp secretary find reasurer Mr Gooch is a man of arge interests in Lincoln being lead of the Gonch Milling company md numerous other institutions in his interesting and growing oily Has Population of RdOOO Lincoln together with its suburbs s 1 community of mnre than SOfldn icople the capital of the state anri most of the state institutions nrc ocaled here It is the seat of the Jnivcrsity of Nebraska ns well as everal other schools nnd colleges vhich enroll more nan lRnOO stu ients It is surrounded by the best arm land of Nebraska and is the Van Alstine Defeated in Humboldt Recount for Iowa Senatorship DLK MO1NKS Junn n recount in Humboldt county todfiv gave W R Ritchie of Marathon the republican nomination to the state senate from BiiPna Visln Ilumboldl anrl Pocahontas counties over H S Vnn Alstine The latter hail been leaijinj by 1 voles but the new totals for nil Jhrce counties gnvo Ritchie 5114 nnd Van Alstine Vnn Alstine was formerly in the stale senate IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursday night and Friday except tliumier shouprs Thursday aflornoon or Thursday nichl In extreme oast portion Thursilav night LOCAL STATISTICS GloheGaxeUe weather for 2 hour period ending n S oclock Thursday morning iMavimiim Wednesday 75 Minimum in lif At 8 A M Thursday i Rainfall 227 Inches On only two or three occasions n recent years has there boon a hard er rainfall than descended Wednes day Starting with a sprinkle just aftrr S oclock in the morning slnrm worked up lo a crescendo about noon and at oclock whin I he downpour had reaped almrist twn and a quarter inches of wnltr had been deposited in the Gluae Gaxetles rain gauge mi River heights In three the tnul rainfall has been 170 inches iiih slanlially the same amount as fjlf in the entire month of May More over I he sky was overcast Thur sday forenoon and there was LO certainty that the sponge had ocpti wrung dry
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