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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1930, Mason City, Iowa MARLON E R HiS MEM ART DEPT OF fFS MO I NES t A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OVVANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPT 24 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 300 New Seats AntiSaloon League Frank to Admit Losses ARMS WILL MEET By CHARLES T STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 24 CPA Straddlers are insisting that wets and drys broke about even on this years nominations f o r the senate and the house of rep resentatives Competent sta tisticians at the AntiSaloon leagues W a s h ington headquar ters make no such claim They freely ad mit net dry losses Without quire pretending to con gratulate thpiMselves oh these re verses they dn say that they prob ably will prove to have their com pensations Two years ago the AntiSaloon leaguers explain there was a dry landslide more drys got into the na tional itgislatuie than can expect to stay there Since they have tobe weeded out the leaguers observe the present is a much better time than two years hence when the presidency will he at stake A set back now it ia added will throw a scare into the dry rankandfile and make them htstle they were get ting overconlident TT always has seemed to me that congress appears to be dryer than it is in reality As I estimate the lawmakers their total nuriber includes about 10 per cent of genuine drys 10 per cent of genuine wels and 80 per cent who stand ready to legalize carbolic acid for beverage purposes on the one hand or on the other hand to prohibit peacn melbas If either one of these two extremes should be comenecessary to insure their re HIthetto a strongly pre dominant fraction of this 80 per in a ma Coroners Verdict Says Vice President Shot Chief Turn to 14i 1 OSAGEBOY IS SHOT IN SPINE Loren Meister Is Injured as Brother 4 Accidentally Discharges Gun Lorcn Meister 12 years of age son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Meister who live three miles southwest of Oaage was brot to Park hospital Tuesday evening suffering from in juries received when a gun was ac cidentally discharged Monday night The bullet entered Lorens spine An xray photograph taken of the boys back indicated that the bullet from the 22 caliber rifle entered the Vertebrae in the lower part of his back passed thru his spine and lodged in the front part of his body Physicians will not attempt to re move the bullet until Loren is im proved physically The accident occurred while Daisey Meister 6 years of age daughter of Mr and Mrs Meister was holding the gun Edwin Meis tcr 4 years of age son of Mr and Mrs Meiater was playing with her and pulled the trigger of the gun while Lorens back was turned to them The parents did not see the acci dent Physicians stated that Lorens condition is serious but it is ex pected he will recover Whether or not he may suffer paralysis in his legs cannot be determined until later Loren was taken to Osage for treatment and later brot to Mason City RAILROAD HEAD CHASED AROUND ROOM WITH GUN Eight Bullets Found in One Body and Two in Other DALTIMORB Sept 24 The JJ shooting to death of the presi dent of the Western Maryland railways by a vice president of the road who then took his own life was ascribed today to friction over mat ters of policy in connection with tho road A coroners verdict declared Dud ley G Gray vice president in charge of traffic shot and killed Maxwell C Byers the president and fatally wounded himself The two men were found in the presi dents office a pistol lying at Grays side Tried to Escape Gray had been with the road 17 years He was 61 years old Byers who was 52 years old became presi dent in 1920 Until 1926 when By ers also became chairman of the board Gray made his reports di rectly to the board of directors but after that the reports were handled by Byers alone facts of the drama of the doubles tragedy came to light today with information Byers made a des perate effortto escape running about his office as Gray fired shot after shot after htm No Witnesses But the door was locked and he finally fell his body punctured by eight bullets one of which had pierced his heart Two bullets were found in the body of Gray one close to the heart It was that wound physicians said caused his death four and a half hours later in a nearby hospital Business officials who knew them told police there had been a notice able antagonism between the presi dent and the vice president There were no actual witnesses to the shooting but the shots were heard by clerks and stenographers in a room separated from the office by a partition Mrs Byers Collapsed Mrs Byers was taken to the hos pital and when told of the death of her husband collapsed and was placed under the care of a doctor No one was permitted to communi cate with her Mrs Gray was at her former home in Columbus Ohio and start ed for Baltimore when informed of the tragedy Her husband died however before she left the city Mondays score in the Gang Gun ners league Chicago 8 Detroit 5 Salina Journal Three Probes Started Over WheatSelling Secretary Hyde Back in Capital Ready to Start WASHINGTON Sept 24 Three separate investigations of he Russian governments specu ative wheat transactions in the Chi cago pit sought fresh impetus today Lhni the return to the capital of Secretaiy Hyde The department of agriculture was to push its survey of the Rus sian wheat operations in this coun try to cover all transactions pos sibly extending back over a period of months The Chicago board of trade officials awaited Secretary Hydes data before proceeding with their examination of the transac tions To Hear Officials Plans were all laid meanwhile for the by the house communist committee of which Representative Fiah of New York is chairman In New York Saturday the com mittee will hear the officials of the AllRussia Textile Syndicate which sold the wheat short and representa tives of New York brokerage houses which placed the orders The follow ing Monday 1 he committee will sil in Chicago to question officers of the board of trade who have prof fered their cooperation in reply to Chairman Fishs request for their appearanceThe officers include John A Burinell president of the board of trade Joseph W Badenock chairman of the boards business conduct committee and Fred S Glutton secrtuary May Exclude Products Hyeg return from Ann Arbor cut short a trip which it hat been expected might extend to Chi cago for peresonal conferences with the board of trade officials He re turned to Washington instead to maintain a close watch on develop ments A legislative proposal to prohibil speculation or short trading in com modities on American exchanges by the Russian government and its agencies was advanced yesterday by Senator Oddie republican Nevada He expressed he view that it migh be necessary to incorporate such a provision in a bill he plans to intro duce at the next session of congress to exclude all soviet manganese coal lumber wood pulp gelatin wheat and filue from the United States Builds Addition WESLEY Sept Lander operator of the East End garage began the construction of a 30 by 30 foot addition to the build ing The addition will be of hollou brick constriction and will be de voted to car repair work AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I hate to be gettin ab sentminded especially in church But that stranger in front o ma had a bald head so much like Pas that I swatted the fly before I thot Veteran Reed Begged to Return to Public Life Missourian Asked to Seek Presidential Nomination WASHINGTON Sept 24 Friends of the veteran James A Reed of Missouri sought word from him here today on pleas that he re turn to public life Two propositions confronted the silver haired Missourian as ht came to the capital from a trip thru Europe One is that he run again for the democratic presiden tial nomination the other that he geek reelection to the senate two years hence Ed Villmoare Kansas City inti mate friend of Reed and treasurer of his 1928 presidential campaign came here to meet the fiery former senator Villmoare said friends of the Missourian were him both for the presidency and the senate The way has been opened for Reed to run again for the senate by the announcement of Senator Hawes democrat Missouri that he Intended to retire at the expiration of hig term in 1032 Reed is an old foe of President Hoover He attacked Hpover as food administrator under Wilson while the Missourian was a member of the senate He renewed his assault on the republican presi dent in a radio speech last spring Therefore his friends argue the JAMES A REED Missourian is the natural opponen of the administration for the 193 campaign But they concede the are talking without authority s far for no one has received a wor from Reed that he would conside to public life PROBE SOVIET WHEAT DEALS Press Photo John A Bunnell president of the Chicago board of trade left has promised to cooperate with Secretary Hyde in investigating nl leged Soviet speculation on the Chicago grain exchange Representa tive Hamilton Fish New York who heads the congressional commit tee investljjatitiK communistic activities which has also interested it self in the probe has been condemned to death by Russian sen trans port workers at Navorossick Clara Bow Denies Claim of Gambler Against Her Resort O to ne r Pay Checks Were Stopped LOS ANGELES Sept 21 Having issued a statement deny ng anyone had a rightful claim against her Clara Bow film act ress remained silent Awhile attor neys for a Lake Tahoeresort pro prietor today sought to collect at eged gambling debts totaling J13 900 which they said were incurred a girl with flaming1 red hair who md been introduced as the it girl of the screen Miss Bow isSued the statement after attorneys for James McKay operator of a gambling resort on the Nevada shore of the fashionable Lake Tahoe announced they had appealed to B P Schulberg pro duction manager of the studio em ploying the actress McKay said the girl introduced by a man known as Will Rogers and accompanied by a woman assumed to be Marie Dressier gave four checks for losses at roulet and other games last week and that the checks had been returned to him marked payment stopped The checks were said to have been given in amounts of 56000 and two for 5300 each drawn on a Hollywood bank The actress after hearing of Mc Kays statement gave out the fol lowing statement yesterday If anyone in the world feels he has a rightful claim against me for any sum of money whatsoever which I deny I will gladly accept service of any legal documents I always pay every honest debt promptly Immediately afterward she was not to be found and no elaboration of the statement was obtainable Schulberg said yesterday he had received no communication from McKays attorneys It was pointed out however that the letter prob ably had not yet reached Los An geles Markets at a Glance NEW YORK leaders fall 3 to nearly 15 points before rallying foreign list shows improved torn Electric Bond and Share touches new 1930 low Foreign Ger man documents strong vJuban buying European selling CHICAGO farm board buying and rally Winnipeg forecast frost north west Convention Will Be Held in January 2000 Expected DBS MOINES Sept City was selected today as the ce for the 1931 convention of the farmers Grain Dealers association at a meeting of the board of direc ors in the Y M C A auditorium iere this afternoon The convention will be held in Lhe latter part of January the date to be selected later An attendance of at least 2000 delegates from the 605 elevators in the association is assured according to members of the board Ed Dunn of Mason City is a mem ber of the board and will have an active part in formulating conven tion plans At least one and pos sibly two nationally known authori ties in the field of farm marketing will be on the Mason City program it was stated Because of the size of the con vention sessions undoubtedly will be held in the armory MRS TRIPLET TESTIFIES SHE HAD NO MALICE Other Cases Filed by by Mrs Lauritzen Are Evidence admission as evidence of the 1 files of 12 other actions insti tuted by Mrs Venice Lauritzen against officers and members of the Clear Lake Rebekah lodge all of which had been settled by stipula tion was accomplished Wednesday y Mrs Millie Triplett defendant n a slander action brot by Mrs Lauritzen The introduction of the petitions original notices and stipulation for settlements in each of the 12 actions took place immediately before the defendant took the witness stand to testify in her own behalf at oclock Wednesday Similar to Triplett Case The actions were similar to the one pending against Mrs Triplett and were filed shortly after Mrs Lauritzen was ousted from the Clear Lake Rebekah lodgefor con duct unbecoming a Rebekah pro ceedings of which were the basis or the slander charges In the other actions as in the one against Mrs Triplett Mrs Lauritzen al leged the circulation and publica tion of slanderous and infamous re marks about her moral character Williams Objected The other cases which contained the stipulation of settlement in their files and which were admitted as evidence by Judge C H Kelley over the vigorous objections of J E Williams leading counsel for the plaintiff had been filed by Mrs Lauritzen against F M Stewart grandmaster of the Odd Fellows lodge and the three members 06 the inquiry committee Mrs Addie Bemis Mrs Marian Cassidy and Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Gal Sept old St Louis You dont beer it very often But every ones in a while Lind bergh leaves there or the Cardinals win a pennant I knew the Chicago Cubs wasnt going to win the mm uta they knew Connie Macks Athletics would be their opponents nobody can blame em much If I had a team that had to meet the Ath letics I would just find out how much second money was draw it and go home a week earlier And speaking of cities Atlan ta is making the first page this week by the aid of a putter If Bobby Jones wins this one Georgia will be the nineteenth hole Yours WILL ROGERS Mrs Triplett against Mr Stewart and the members of the trial com mittee Mrs Dora Olson Mrs Ruby Peterson and Mrs Grace Nelson as well as against the following indi vidually Mrs Ruby Peterson Edna Bohning Mrs Nelson Mrs Oline Comstock Mrs Bemis Mrs Cassidy Mrs Gladys Peterson Mrs Dora Olson C F Bemis and C A Comstock After the cases had been identi fied by Mrs Arlien Harris deputy Turn tn Page t Colnmn GASTEN PLEA IS DENIED BY JUDGE Decorah Poisoning Case to Reach Jury Defense Finishes DECORAH Sept Judge H E Taylor today overruled a defense motion to dismiss the case of Mrs Walter Casten who is be ing tried on a charge of poisoning her daughter Romelda The caso is expected to go to the jury late this afternoon The defense finished its testimony this morning after which W A Smith counsel for Mrs Casten presented the motion He claimed the states case was founded only on suspicion and that the state had presented no evidence to bear up a charge of mistreatment made in tho opening statement After Judge Taylor ordered the case to continue County Attorney E P Shea began the states closing argument He said that witnesses had shown the 14 year qld girl died from the effects of poison which he charged was administered by her mother in order to collect n 5000 insuranco policjf WOMAN SHOOTS MAN IN COURT FIRES IT JUDGE Suit Dismissal Angers Eccentric Oklahoma Widow COLONELS BEAT ROCHESTER 73 Association Champions Hit Timely in Little World Series Opener RED WING STADIUM ROCH ESTER N Y Sept 24 six run rally in the fourth inning re sulting from four timely hits com bined with two errors and as many walks gave the Louisville Colonels American association champions a 7 to 3 victory over Rochester Inter national league standard bearers in the first game of the little world series here today Louisville 9 2 Rochester001 000 11 2 Weinert and Barnes Derringer Carleton Ira Smith and Florence Jonnard Discrepancies Seen in Tale of Alleged TJ Cedar County Bandit TIPTON Sept 21 At Cedar county authorities today were in vestigating discrepancies they said existed in the story told by Wain Kile held in connection with the slaying of R G Sproat Tipton vigi lante Officers indicated yesterJay that they were not satisfied with Kiles assertion that his companions Jack and Roy Mercer fired the shots that killed Sproat when he at tempted to halt their car last Aug 8 Belief was expressed that Kile had not told all he knew about the case Kile was identified by R H Moore Cedar county farmer who was kidnaped by the bandit trio as they escaped after the shooting of tho vigilanU Okla Sept 24 J Dolly Douthitt eccentric 60 yearold widow shot and seriously wounded H C Wedgwood attorney and a United States commissioner and fired another shot to Judge Arthur G Sutton of Alva in court here today The second shot did not take effect Wedgwood was defendant in one of the seven suits in which Mrs Douthitt was involved as either plaintiff or defendant The suit in which Mrs Douthitt sought dam ages from Wedgwood just had been dismissed by Judge Sutton Courtroom In Panic Mrs Douthitt also attempted to fire at Roy Elam a young attorney but was disarmed by Elam Joe Porter court bailiff and Harry Kirkendall another attorney The 30 odd court attaches attor neys and spectators were thrown into a panic when Mrs Douthitt who had been acting as her own attorney arose from the counsel table whipped a pistol from her dress and fired The seven cases were being heard on a special docket by Judge Sutton cf the nineteenth district who was sitting after the local judges had been disqualified Refused to Pay Tax One of the twentieth district judges O C Wybrant was defend ant in a suit brot by Mrs Douthitt for 5200000 damages She had claimed the local court was preju diced against her Mrs Douthitt is the owner o valuable property here and severa of Athe cases arose out of her al leged failure to pay taxes She had long been involved in litigation aris ing from her financial affairs In her damage suit against Wedgwood Mrs Douthitt claimed the commls sioner had persecuted her TO FINISH WORK SO CONFERENCE CAN BE CALLED Amendment to Covenant of League Expected to Fail Sept 24 Lou J don chairman of the prepara ory disarmament commission an nounced today that the commission which has been summoned for No vember 3 will meet determined to complete its work at that session and leave the way clear for a gener al disarmament conference next year The judicial committee of the aa scmbly of the league of nations to day debated further the project of an amendment to the league cove nane to harmonize it with the Kel loggBriand peace pact and as the debate progressed the chances of such an amendment materializing lessened Ito of Japan returned to tack and repeated his challenge as to desirability of modifying Ithe covenant He pointed out that in article 16 the covenant provides for sanctions while the KelloggBrlanrt agreement altho denouncing war relies only upon moral force May Strengthen Sanctions The Japanese suggested that It would be difficult if not impossi ble to put the Kellogg pact into the leagues charter without weakening the organizations fafiSet in execuHng an award against offending state Sweden and Por tugal already have taken a some what similar postion While a group which these dete ctions represent fears that put ting the KelloggBriand pact into he covenant may weaken posslbil ty of using sanctions another jrroup which does not wish thM cague to have a strong secular arm fears that the proponed amendments may have the effect of strengthening and extending em loyment of sanctions This group which is said to be n accord with authoritative Snow Falls as Canada Gets Touch of Winter WINNIPEG Sept 24 prairies shivered today under th first touch of winter Snow fel overnight in Saskatchewan and temperatures at halfadozen points edged down to the freezing mark In southeast Saskatchewan an inch of snow covered the ground during tha night The forecast is colder r 2 Column 1 75 Russians Die and 300 Are Hurt in Earth Shocks MOSCOW Sept 24 One hundred and Hcvcntyfivn pcr sonn reported killed and 300 injured in an earthquake near Stallnnbiul in hn Soviet socialist republic of Tajiltlshn Seven villages destroyed and 10 others partially wrecked About 1200 were rrmda homeless Weath IOWA WEATHER Mostly unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday possibly shoxvers In central and cast por tions Cooler Thursday and in northwest and north central portions Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 87 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Wednesday 73 The exceptional heat of Tuesday afternoon and tha high minimum of the equalling tho records set in July and August when the mercury was soaring to 300 as unseasonable for this season of the year as freezing weather would be Wednesday morning the sun was obscured by clouds as on the previous morning and rain apeared likely By mid forenoon however the clouds had broken away quite definitely Boone Youth Confesses to Robbing Oil Station DES MOINES Sept 2t DCS Moincs officers went to Boonc today to return Glen Ross IS who is said to have admitted holding up a downtown gasoline service sta tion here Monday
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