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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 17, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                DEPT OF IOWA OES MOIHES 1A f North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER IHA 1 MAKES ALL NOHlH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 17 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 7 Logic Rales for Britten Naval Board Head Never Lets Theory Sway Him READY By CHARLES P STEWAKT ASHINGTON Oct 17 Chairman Fred A Britten of the naval affairs committee of the house of repre sentatives is so logical a reason er along strictly practical lines that it is ade light to listen to him What ought to be does not inter est him thats theory Few if any other congress men however can see what is with the microscopic clearness of the ninth Illinois dis trict representatives vision For instance Contrast the Chicagoans mental processes on the subject of naval limitation with those of Representa tive George Huddleston of Birming ham Ala I suggest Congressman Huddle ston for the comparison because lie seems me to he the foremost ex ponent of what might be described as the spiritual school of thot on Capitol Hill whereas Congressman Britten preeminently is of the ma terial school enough Representa lives Britten and Huddleston are in a certain sort of agreement on the naval I doubt whether they know it That is to say tho he obviously abhors the very idea of war the southern lawmaker is not a blind r naval reductionist For one thing be has told me he is no believer theody that a lack of military rcent is any guaranty against Turn to rage 3 Column ERECORDS ST IN BLAZE Washington Hampers estimation of Power Utilities WASHINGTON Oct 17 The destruction of records in the re cent fire at the federal trade com mission has so hampered the inves tigation of power utilities that it will not resume hearings until some time in November Tho commission advised the sen ate today that a checkup of the damage showed reports prepared for use in hearings on eight com panies had been destroyed altogeth er These concerns were to have been examined publicly in the near future The commission also lost ex hibits and field reports concerning five other companies When the hearing are resumed next month the affairs of one of the larger holding companies not named in thereport to the senate will be examined Since the fire at the end of August the commission has held one series of hearings on affairs of the Carolina Power and Light com pany and the Minnesota Power and Light company both operating con cerns of the electric bond and share group Field accountants the commis sion said how are examining the books of five holding companies and six operating concerns They have completed studies on one holding company and eight important op erating groups The lost documents are being replaced but this work was said to be consuming much time as well as being expensive Three Killed and Four in Train Wreck 2 MAIL TRAINS OF BIG 4 ROAD SMASH HEADON JAKE FLEAGLE BEATEN TO DRAW Membersof Grew Die in Collision Within Cleveland CLEVELAND Oct 17 mail trains of the big four rail road smashed headon within the city early today killing three of their crews and injuring four oth ers Thru some mixup a westbound train departing for St Louis was on the same track as another train coming to the station from the di visional yards at Linndale They collided rounding a curve near the Fulton Road bridge Decline to Comment Engineer Henry Sprouse of the eastbound train and Fireman Charles Graff 60 and Conductor Jerry Dickson 50 of the westbound train were killed Engineer Frank McCarthy of the westbound and Fireman Clarence Sheffield 35 of the eastbound train were seri ously scalded Thomas Henahan 59 fireman on the eastbound train and WHIiam F Lee flagman on the westbound train suffered minor in juries All were from Officialsof the road declined to comment 6r the accident and wit nesses were unable to explain hqw it happened Each locomotive was pulling two mail coaches i Sprouse and Graff were scalded to death in escaping steam while Dickson was pinned between the Jake Fleasle lust ypf the Lnmur Colo lanc bandits and leader of the hand wns beaten to the draw by nostoffice inspectors and police detectives in the vestibule of railroad couch ut Branson Fatally woundert the desperado whose trail of crime and blood lil across half the continent wns helped to the sta tion platform where these pictures were tnken as hu waited for transportation to a hospital Jukes brother Ralph and eorge J Alishicr and Howard L Koyston jiaifl with their lives in Colorado for four murders in connection with tho Isimai robbery In May 1928 The actual killing hurt been attributed to Jake CLAIMS NEGROE cab and the tender trying to junip McCarthy and Sheffield were too seriously injured to tell how the wreck occurred Knocked Unconscious Henahan whose left arm was par alyzed said fihe eastbound train was rounding the curve at a slow rate of speed There was no warning of the crash he said and he had only a glimpse of the headlights of the oncoming locomotive before the im pact Dee saved his life by jumping and was knocked unconscious The two locomotives telescoped then sank back with their noses buried into each other MILITARY FIGHTS LIBRARY FOR MEN ONLY Daughter of Woman Hater Writes Postscript to Last Will AUNT HET By Robert Quillen It always makes me hun gry to watch Hiram singin in tho choir He opens his mouth so wide it gets me to thinkin about a club sand wich LEMARS Oct 17 UP His daughter today had written a post script to what T M Zink donor of the worlds first1 womanless library had indited as his final word on his favorite antipathy Thru attorneys Mrs Margaret Becker petitioned that her fathers will bequeathing for the li brary be denied probate She termed the final testament of her father an Insult to the womanhood of America a libel and a slander against public morals and said that Zinks hatred of femininity had grown into a partial insanity Zinka will provided that his for tune be placed in trust for 75 years when the accumulated sum 000 should be given Thirty City or another which would build a library in accord with hia stipulations These barred the shelves of the li brary to tomes by women autno and opened the institution to men and boys only The rift in domesticity caused by the announcement of the will and the many arguments winch followed in this city of 5000 were gradually narrowing The women were in en tire agreement with Mrs Becker while the strong silent sex were un animous in agreeing that Zink had done well to save his bombshell til after hia death The city council in the meantime has delayed action on the benefaction awaiting the re sult of the court contest Student Leads in Fight AgainstCompulsory Training DES MOINES Oct 17 ter McGrath University of Iowa student today told the state board of education at its hearing on mil itary drill at state institutions that Negro students at Iowa were ex cused from drill whereas other male students were compelled to enroll McGrath said he asked a Negro boy Louis White to sign a pati against compulsory drill and was told we dont have to take military White told him McGrath said that when he enrolled at the univer sity he went to a sergeant at the military trainingdepartment and asked about taking drill Negroes Excused The Negro hoy quoted the ser geant as saying Youve got flat feet or something havent you You dont want to take military training do you McGrath said White told him that other Negro boys had signed sim ilar disability cards and been ex cused He acted as spokesman for 1500 students who signed a petition last spring against compulsory drill He argued that what he termed this farce of a mans army is in stilling in the young Americans who are compelled to drill and who do not want to a feeling of unpa triotism a feeling of cynicism to ward their government Editor Spcalcs Ronald White editor of the Daily lowan said that freshmen physical education and various educational courses at the state university had beenpared down to lighten the sche dule but that military training re mained the same The Rev R M Shipman superin intendent of the Des Moines dis trict of the Methodist Episcopal church told of the adoption of a resolution of opposition to compul sory training at the last general conference of the church Letters from Fred Biermann Decorah edi tor and Legionnaire Dean John S Noilen of Grinnell college and Pres ident Harlan McCracken of Penn college alao were read Village Hall of Alfred Tenslow De corah Burned to Death in Jail LAMOTTE Oct 17 town hall of this village was the funeral pyre of Alfred Tenslow Tenslow 32 Decorah waa locked up in the hall on a disorder ly conduct charge Last night fire razed the building an adjoining barn and several sheds Intense smoke withered the efforts of im promptu fire brigades and fire fighters from Dubuque to opening the door of the room confining Tenslow His body was later found in the ruins No evidence in the debris was found to substantiate a suspicion that Tenslow had started the fire An inquest was set for today to investigate the death Tenslow ati employe of the H L Leaf Road Construction company had been jailed at 9 p m Fortyfive minutes later the flames were discovered but had gained such headway that the volunteer brigade was powerless to save either Tenslow or the buildings The hall an adjoining barn and several sheds on the edge the business district had burned before the Dubuque fire department could reach the scene Identification of the body was made by Leaf Tenslow was unmar ried Efforts to locate relatives have been unsuccessful Lamotte is a town of 400 popu lation 15 miles south of Dubuque COPY OF TREATY Distribute Flngerlings MADISON Wis Oct 17 UP Approximately 2000 cans of finger ling brook trout each can contain ing 200 fish have been distributed from six hatcheries since Aug 1 it waa announced by the state con servation commission Brewers Get Ready to Make Real Beer Again MILWAUKEE Wis Oct 17 WP of new bottling equip ment in the belief that manufacture of real beer soon will be permitted is being made by the Fred Miller Brewing company it was said to dfty by W H Kraft manacer Effort to Hurry Ratification of Japan East Costs Life of Aviator NEW YORK Oct 17 official text of Japans ratificatio of the London naval treaty was her today brot across the continent b air courier on its way from Tokyi to London Lieut Irving A Woodring landei at Mitchell field last night cndin the last stage of a dash from Vic toria B C with the documen which was brot from Japan on fast steamship Pierre De L Baol assistant chie of the division of western Europea affairs of the state department wi board the Leviathan with it tomoi row to deliver it to Ambassado Matsudaira in London The effort to hurry transmissio of the document by airplane cost th life of Lieut William V Caldwel 27 years old who was killed Wee nesday when his escort plan crashed near Lookout Wyo dur ing n blizzard His body was foun yesterday Federal and Rebel Claims Are Opposed Both Sides Announce Victory in Siege of City By ASSOCIATED PRESS Brazilian federal and revolution ary authorities Friaay continued to make conflicting claims regarding the progress of the revolt in the United States of Brazil The claimed to have re pulsed an attack on the city of It arare important railhead on a line leading to the rebel goal of Sao Paulo city taking 300 prisoners Revolutionary officials at Porto Alegre announced capture of the town insurrctionaries under General Miguel Costa wtio declared that the federals had been demoral ized in half a dozen encounters thus far and should give up the war He predicted that the capture of Sao Paulo leading to an attack on Rio de Janeiro was not far off Tbe rebels also claimed the delet ion of two federal infantry regi ments in the state of Minas Geraes while federal communique asserted overnment troops were advancing on all fronts in the same state Capture of Aracaju capital of the state oE Sergipe in tlie north was also reported Friday Vy the revoVu tionlsts who now are planning state of Bariia on to the federal capital abor Dispute May Have Caused Setting of Blast Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct you think we are doing bad in the U S do you Well lets look around and see what our com panions are doing China is in a mess not only again but yet Russia is starving her own people in order to feed propaganda to the rest of the world A guy named Hitler has Germany like Capone has Chica go France has plenty of gold but short on friendship England has her fine diplomats but no work markets Spain is trying to get a republic They think one is great That shows their ignorance Italy has black shirts but no pants to go with em Brazil has got cof fee but no president So before you think of giving up your citizenship here you bet ter think it over Yours WILL SOCIALIST PARTY NEAR ELMER HUMS ORDERED TO BRAZIL OS ANGELES Oct 17 tween 40 and 50 persons wen njured in an explosion which recked the Garment Capital build ng about m today Only ne of the victims was reported in critical condition With the re ultant fire under control an hour nd a half later no bodies had been ound in or about the shattered teel and concrete 11 story struc lire By 9 oclock 40 persons had been aken to the police emergency hos ital tor treatment for culs and urns Several others had been aken to other hospitals Strike in Progress Hyman Schulman 46 garment manufacturer was the most ser ously hurt of those rescued at that lour The building had been fairly veil searched He suffered second ind third degree burns on the head ace hands and legs A strike of the international gar ment workers union has been in rogress for seven weeks and po ice have been watching the gar ment capital building for two weeks Capt William J Hynes of he police red squad disclosed following the explosion Police added they had reports of frequent trouble between the em ployers and the workers prior to the strike Cignrct May Be Cause Fire Chief Scott emerging from the wrecked building said he had information there had been a bad labor dispute involving employers and workers of several firms The blast occurred in the rooms of the Beverly Hills Frocks Incor porated on the fifth floor where police said there had been labor trouble consequent to a strike a month ago They expressed the belief the ex plosion had been caused by an ac cumulation of gas but were inves tigating the manner in which it was set off They gave consider able credence to reports the gas ha been ignited when a Mexican youth employed in the shop lit a cigaret WASHINGTON Oct 17 The American cruiser Pensacola was ordered to Brazilian waters today precautionary measure for the removal of any Americans who might desire to leave The cruisers orders are to stop at Para Pernanbuco and Bahia Secretary Stimson announcing the order for the cruiser to proceed from Trinidad said further direc tions would be issued later FACE TRIAL IN ZUTA SLAYING Emmerson Grants Extradi tion of Danny Stanton and Edgar Smith SPRINGFIELD 111 Oct 17 Ixtradition of Danny Stanton and dgar Smith to Wisconsin for trial for the murder of Jack Zuta Chicao Time baron was approved today by Gov Louis L Emmerson Zuta waa killed by a gang of Chi cago gunmen on Aug 1 while hav ng a party with friends in a Wau tesha county roadhouse Stanton was said to have been the leader of he slayings A few daya after the killing Stanton and Smith arrived in Chi cago In their car waa found a gun from which one of the bullets that killed Zuta was fired police said Wisconsin authorities based their plea for extradition entirely upon the finding of the gun in the car At the hearing on the requisition last week Wisconsin authorities saic that they have witnesses who will testify that Stanton and Smith were in the vicinity of the roadhouse on the night that Zuta waa killed They refused to name the wit nesses howeverfearing that Stan tons friends would kill them Stan ton and Smith insist that they were in Illinois attending a fish fry at Stantons home on the night of the shooting Nora Springs Man Tells of European Agriculture PORTLAND Oct 17 E C Moody Nora Springs delivered an address to the members at the Oc tober meeting of the Farm Bureai at the hall on Thursday evening He told of the impressions he received with regard to the agricultural con litions while on his trip thru th countries of the old world which h took recentlv Markets at a Glance Stocks NEW YORK Weak 1 to 4 points losse in slow decline Latin America strong convertibles weak oils weak CHICAGO Canadian clamag reports and steadier cables small receipts an bullish weather report YEARSPRISON Attorneys Plan Appeal in Swindle Charge Conviction German Calls Peace Treaty Immoral and Hence Void BERLIN Oct 17 spokes man for the fascist party read ing a carefully prepared manu script to the reichstag today em phasized his partys belief that Ger manys salvation lies in abrogation of the treaty of Versailles which he said was immoral and hence void His pronouncement followed hours of bedlam during which it was necessary for government and other speakers to bellow their words few of which reached their listeners Socialists angered threatened to throw the fascists out the plenary hall and were dared to come ahead by the threatened deputies Heady for War Giegor Strasser fascist spokes nan declared that the fascists vere not Keeking to embroil their nation in war but wont shrink rora it if it should become the last neans of restoring German inde endence and social freedom It would be a crime Strasser said first to set Germanys house in order and tben attempt to ob tain revision ol the Young plan Once our finances are adjusted the world will whistle he declared The fascist also saicf his party wanted universal military ing and compulsory work by every citizen Regarding antiSemitism ho added Omening Leaves Hall We do not want persecution of the Jews but we do demand elimin ation of Jews from German life We want leadership without Jewish spirit without Jewish gobetweens EDAR RAPIDS Oct 17 Elmer S Huckins of Hancock Vis today was sentenced to a max mum of seven years in the state enitentiary at Fort Aladison on his onviction on a charge of obtaining noney by false pretense from El Royster of Cedar Rapids Previously Judge John T Moffit verruled a motion by Huckins at orneys for a new trial and after renouncing sentence the attorneys nnounced they would file an ap eal Judge Moffit set the appeal ond at 515000 which was fur ished by W J Bryson of Davcn ort Before his trial recently luckins was free on bond of 10000 Huckins son George E Huckins low has an appeal before the state upreme court on his conviction last larch on a similar charge preferred y Emil Levsen of Springville for mer major league baseball pitcher The supreme court is expected to rule on the appeal soon The conviction of both the father and son grew out of the operation of a mysterious business venture AThich investors testified at the trials paid dividends of 26 and 02 er cent At neither trial was the exact na attire of the business revealed The state introduced testimony that the Huckinses had told investors they ld the exclusive rights for the sale in wholesale lots of socalled defec tive cigars and that the immensity of their business required that they obtain additional capital at once 1roflts Quick The profits the investors quotec them as saying were quick am Turn to IaKft 2 Column FAYETTE BANKS to Be Presented to Person Capturing Bank Robber WEST UNION Oct ette County Bankers association i annual meeting in West Unio Thursday night voted to offer SI 000 reward for capture of any pel son robbing a bank in Fayette coun ty New officers elected arc Piss ident George W Kalk OeKveir vice president F B Claxton Fay ctlc secretary Benjamin Riuin gartner Elgin and treasurer A 11 Blunt Maynard 1 Turn to race Column ONLY HOLE REMAINS WHERE HUNTLY HID LIFETIME SAVINGS MILFORD 111 Oct 17 orge Huntly worked ail his life nd today had nothing to show for but an empty hole in the ground Fearing a bank ever took his life avings of S540 had it converted nto gold pieces and buried it in a ar near his home Yesterday he to inspect his reaKure and found nothing but an mpty hole IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy and eonlnucd colil Friday night am Saturday wllli frrwring Icmpcratures Fri day night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Zfj At 8 A M Friday 21 Trace of snowfall Thursday was by all odds the chilliest and most disagreeable day of the autumn thus far altho it did clear off nicely for the football game in the evening The seasons fall of snow was inaugurated between 10 and 11 oclock in the forenoon when a few stray flakes floated down upon Mason City The nights min imum of 26 was the lowest yet re corded and the first real freeze of the fall At almost the same hour as on the previous day a flurry of large snow flakes filled the air Friday forenoon The sun continued to shine however At oclock Friday afternoon the temperature was 33 degrees above zero   

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