Wednesday, January 28, 1931

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas HBAILY PAPER V Edited for the Home L r ff r I G f l A R T Cffi OF 10WA S MO N A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ATLL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBOKS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JAN 28 1931 PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 96 Opposition Unites Trio t J AntiLucas Senators j f Present Immense Contrast BLISS GIVES PLAN By CHAKLES P STEWART Jan 28 Senators Bronson Cutting of New Mexico J a me s Couzens of Mich igan and Hiram W Johnson of California hap pened to have the same inspiration about the same time one day re cently It was an in spiration to give Hail Columbia to Executive Direc tor Robert H Lu cas of the Rcpub t lean national committee 11 In drumfire order they yielded it Listening to them in such rapid succession one naturally took espe jl cial note of their contrasting per K sonalitiesthree outstanding poli tical liberals and yet as oddlyas sorted a trio as probably it would j be possible to pick out of the 525 or 530 lawmakers in Washington If it had not been for Bob Lucas so good an opportunity for the Hi comparison might not have been af IV forded which is however all that i he and his G O P activities have to do with the story CENATOR CUTTING has perhaps O the most thoroly cerebrated iden why he is a liberal of any man in the most so of jj anyone in the senate It is customary to speak of pro gressives as advanced thinkers The truth is that quite frequently they Spencer Men Charged With Kidnaping ij arrive in the van by other than men Jtal processes It is no reflection on fli Senator Norris for example to sur Turn to 8 Column 5 IPNNOLLY CASE MQUIRE CLAIMS CONFESSIONWAS SOUGHT BY PAIR Asks Damages for His Alleged Torture PENCER Jan 28 J McQuire postoffice employe oday filed suit for against Rush C Smith automobile dealer and Dr R W Remer dentist He alleged that on the night of Jan 5 they kidnaped him as he stepped from the postoffice and took him to a hunting shack 12 miles from here in an effort to force a confession from him that he had written a letter to Smiths wife The petition charged that Smith and Remer placed a heated iron bar against McQuires face and threat ened to brand him unless he signed a confession they had written Incriminated Husband The letter to Smiths wife was said to have incriminated her hus band in connection with the di vorced wife of an assistant bank cashier McQuire it was stated refused to the paper and finally broke away running across a plowed field to a fanners home Smith chased him de Payne Rejects Senate Fund for Red Cross Mellon Against Cash Payment on Soldier Bonuses IP Broker Accusedo Selling Stolen Bonds Thru Mail i NEW YORK Jan 28 A Connolly former twin Cities po lice reporter and now an investmea ii broker in St Paul went on trial in court today charged with having sold thru the mails liZZds a number of middle banks On the ground that Connolly bought tiie bonds in good faith and that therefore his sale of them thru vthe mails was legal his attorney entered a demurrer to the indict Iment as the trial opened Federal Judgre John C Knox de inied the motion and selection of a jury proceeded Connolly is wanted for quzstion ing in connection with the 90000 holdup of the Ottumwa Savingd iank Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak U S steel falls r more than three points Bonds easy long term govern ments weak Curb heavy all groups under pressure Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat easy bearish Kansas re ports and beneficial rains Texas a deputy sheriff The farmer was not named hithe petition be came suspicious and started to drive both Smith and McQuire to a neigh boring farm intending to notify the sheriff Remer drove up however and with Smiths aid removed McQuire from the farmers car and returned him to the shack Became Nauseated Under further attempts to force a confassion from him McQuire said he became nauseated and ill Smith and Remer then returned him to Spencer warning him not to reveal the incident under threat of punish ment The petition alleged that Smith later submitted the letter and a sample of McQuires handwriting to an expert who said the two were not written by the same person It also was set rth that McQuire was under theare of a physician for more than a week from nervous shock caused by the incident and that the suit was for damages for physical injuries and mental shock suffered at the hands of the two men Gilbert S James county attor ney said he had ordered Sheriff Fred E Erickson to make an in vestigation of McQuire charges Upon the result of the investiga tion he said would depend whether he would submit the case for the consideration of the county grand jury at the March term WASHINGTON Jan 2S 3 Congressional attention today cen tered on the opposition of Secre tary Mellon to cash payment of the bonus and of John Barton Payne Red Cross chairman to the 000000 voted by the senate for drought relief Paynes statement before the house appropriations committee that the Red Crosp central committee had voted not to accept the 000000 caused a lively discussion in the senate accompanied by the suggestion of Senator Robinson democrat that congress set up its own relief agencies The senate had before it the war department appropriation bill but it heard also reverberations from Secretary Mellous testimony Favor Payment Senator Harrison democrat Mis sissippi said he believed a major ity of the finance committee fav ored some form of cash payment to veterans Indian affairs were before the house A promised lively session on wire tapping by prohibition agents was postponed because of the ill ness of Attorney General Mitchell Seymour Lowman assistant treasury secretary indicated before the house ways and means commit tee that he did not favor a bill to IN SPENCER KIDNAPING CASE author Representative Kendall Corn weak lower larger Ohio offerings Cattle lower Hogs lower cables and AUNT HET it By Robert Quillen I hated to talk that way hfto Pa but he knowed better to set an make that nose with his teeth when my nerves was on edgafter a days irrmin Pennsylvania republican had saicl it was aimed at Russian product1 Lowman said he thot there was ample safeguard In the new tariff bill Appropriation Arotcd An appropriation of 5500000 for an immediate increase of 250 men for the border patrol was voted by he senate appropriations commit ee It was added to a pending sup ply bill The house agriculture committee decided to postpone consideration of bills making farm board wheat available for relief distribution ending disposition of the senates appropriation MGUIRES STORY SPENCER Jan J Mc Quire who today filed 545000 suit against Rush C Smith and Dr R W Demer for kidnaping him stated that on the night of Jan 5 he checked off duty at the postof fice at a few minutes after 8 oclock and leaving the building by the real door with a friend Charles Hobbs he was met by Smith who tolc him he wanted to talk to him Smith and McQuire walked down an alley running alongside the postoffice a few feet and were met by Remer Asking what they wanted Ale Quire was told that they wanted to ask him something was requested to get into Remers car McQuire believing that both men were friendly to him and having no cause for suspicion of what they intended climbed into the car It immediately started off and Mc Quire who had an appointmenf with Hobbs asked that Smith and Remer stop to tell Hobbs how long they would be gone Hobbs was told by Smith that they would be gone for about 20 minutes Go to Hunting Shack With Remer driving the car the i three men headed north from Spen cer toward Langrdon and while rid ing McQuire stated they all talked over various things such as hunt ing1 They drove thru Langdon cast to the northeastern part of the countand about four milea east of Langdon turned off the main road and drove to a hunting shack owned by Remer and Smith The MASKED BANDITS ROB LOCAL MAN Decker Pay Check Stolen From Overturf on Way Home Two masked men with guns held up Edward Overturf 812 Tenth street northeast about 6 oclock Tuesday evening near the stone quarry at Fourteenth street anc Carolina avenue northeast as he was on his way home from work The men obtained a pay check from Decker and Sons packing plant The men stopped Overturf on the bridge near the plant and demandec his money according to his story He declared he had no cash but ad mitted having the check The ban dits he said dragged him off thi bridge into a pasture where the held him in a hole and demanded hi sign the check No pencil or pen could be founc among the men however After a time one of them took the check and telling the other to hold Over turff until the check was cashed went away Overturf was coverei with a gun at all times After about 15 minutes the ban dit told Overturf to walk straigh down the creek After he could n longer see anyone Overturf turnef and went home Police were calle at once but found no trace of th bandits The holdup men were both shor Mexicans according to the descrip tion given police by Overturf judged them to be about five fee tall One wore a brown overcoat an the other a light overcoat Probate Court Powered to Appoint Conservator for Stanley McCormicl OWAROADBOND ACT IS INVALID SAYS FLETCHER State Attorney General Lists Objections to Proposal VES MOINES Jan 28 torney General John Fletcher in in opinion to the Iowa house of rep resentatives today held that the roposed constitutional amendment or a primary road jond issue was invalid The amendment was passed yes crday by the state senate and the louse was to consider it today The proposed amendment was passed by the fortythird general issembly and if approved by this legislature would be submitted to the voters of the state in a special election Too Many Subjects The attorney generals principal argument against the legality of the amendment was that it con tained nine different subjects while the constitution itself provides that only one subject can be submitted to the voters at one time Fletcher listed these nine subjects as follows repeals temporarily a gener al debt provision of the constitution provides for contracting an indebtedness to improve certain U S Gunner Drunk Claim of Canadians Threat of Vengeance Is Revealed at Inquiry NEW YORK Jan 28 mony that Boatswain Karl Schmidt of the CG145 who fired the shot that killed Captain William P Clu ett was intoxicated when he boarded the Canadian power boat ELEVATORS CAN AID BUYER AND SELLER HE SAYS Interest Is Centered on Business Session Thursday RUSH SMITH LEO fllcQUIKE THESE three pictures arc of special interest in connection with the filing Wednesday forenoon of a 545000 damage suit at Spencer The upper picture shows the hunting shack twelve miles northeast of Spencer where Rush Smith prominent garage proprietor and Dr R W Remer dentist are alleged to have held Leo captive for several hours in anendeavor to make him admit authorship of a letter received by the wife of Mr Smith McQuires story which involves threats of branding a show of guns a chase across a plowed field and eventual collapse on his part is presented in the extended story ap pearing in this issue Turn to 2 Culiuua CHICAGO Jan 28 ap pellate court today reversed the de cisions of two probate judges and ruled that the probate court has jurisdiction to appoint a conservator for the person of Stanley McCor tnick incompetent millionaire of 1 Santa Barbara Cal 2 Capitals Wait for General to Explain Speech WASHINGTON Jan 28 Two capitals today waited for a righter and orator Major General Smedley D Butler of the Marines to explain his recent speech in Philadelphia Washington wanted it to give the explanation to Rome and re marks attributed to the marine of ficer are true Rome wants an apology General Butler was quoted as saying that Premier Mussolini re marked after his motor car ran over a child What is one life in the af fairs of a state A formal protest was made to the state department yesterday by the Italian ambassador Giacomo da Martlno Not His First It was not the first speech that General Butler has been asked to explain In Pittsburgh in 1929 he was quoted as saying the activities marines during Nicaraguan elections The opposition candidates be came bandits when it became neces sary to elect our man to office Earlier he caused a bit of excite ment when at Oakland Cal he was quoted as saying the fool Volstead act was supported only to keep liquor away from persons without influence He had been director of public safety in Philadelphia shortly be fore His stay was turbulent and exciting and he fought the liquor traffic as vigorously as he ever did bandits in Haiti or China Got Tablet Anyway The law enforcement league of Philadelphia was about to put up a tablet to him when they heard about the Oakland speech and asked for an explanation I dont care whether you put up the monument or not the general wrote back I guess it would be better not to do so as I intend to be myself the rest of my life and not have strings tied to me by any body or be put in a position wlere constantly have to keep earnin my own epitaph The league decided to put up a tablet anyhow ROGERS SAN ANGELO Tex Jan Nothing doing on the flying Tues day If you think this Texas aint some size you just try to drive from one part of it to anoHier in a car Here is San Angelo the real heart of the cow business but its so poor that these old cattlemen are eating their own beef and the bread lines in these towns are composed of inde pendent oil men They are worse off than the cotton farmer Yours Establishes Highways 3 It provides for a state indebt edness to retire county obligations 4 It establishes certain highways as primary roads 5 It prescribes how these roads shall be improved G It seeks to delegate power to some unnamed authority to deter mine what other roads shall become Josephine K after its capture Sat urday and that lie continued to drink during the night in the fore castle of the Josephine 1C was giv en before a const guard inquiry to day by members of the crew of the Canadian vessel The board of inquiry was in formed previously that one member of the crew threatened vengeance for the killing of Captain Cluett The threat the board was told came from Alfred Cluett cook aboard the Josephine K and brother of the captain Brother Quoted Bennett Walker cook of the coast guard cutter 161 which arrived at the scene of the shelling in the wake of cutter 145 the boat which made the capture told the board the threat was made while Captain Cluett was being taken to a liospita on Staten island If our captain dies your skipper will die too Walker quoted the brother of the mortally wounded captain Walker1 was the first coast guards men aboard to Josephine K He assigned to guard the members o the crew He said so far as h could tell there were no firearm aboard the rum runner Speejl ImpoirSatrtt Memb ers of the bb ard ask e d Cap tain Cecil M Gabbett commander of base 2 Staten island to run off a speed test of the Josephine K as soon as possible The speed of the rum runner is an important point in the proceedings because Gerald Campbell British consul general in New York has asked whether it would not have been possible for the PROGRAM for makingthe ele vators of Iowa of greater ser vice to the farmers of the state and mrticularly to the buyer as well as he seller was outlined by R K Bliss director of the extension ser vice of Iowa State college at Ames n his address before the convention of the Grain Dealers association Iowa at the armory Wecluesday The fact that Iowa consumed nearly all ot the coarse grains pro duced made its grain marketing problem entirely different from that of the wheat marketing farm er Mr B i s 3 stated The extension director was one of three speakers appearing before the convention Wednesday fore noon the others R K UMSS being G c o r g e Godfrey Algona member oE the slate board of education and T P primary highways 7 It repeals unnamed provisions of the constitution affecting crea tion of an indebtedness 8 It repeals unnamed provision affecting the improvement of high ways D It prohibits counties from issu ing bonds for primary road pur poses Has Other Faults The sweeping aside of every con stitutional restriction that might stand in the way of the amend ments operation affects even the procedure under which the legisla ture might seek to carry out the mandates of its provisions the cutter to capture the rum ship with out resorting to shelling Coast guard records produced as evidence showed the Josephine K had been under suspicion as a rum runner since 1928 She was trailed by patrols 20 times and twice the records said was seen by guards men in the act of transferring li quor Both times she got away Turn to 8 CoIuVnn 4 Proposed U Investigation to Wait to Allow Time for Study DES MOINES Jan 28 proposed investigation of the Uni versity of Iowa administration will not be considered by the Iowa house today Representative Byron G Allen chairman of the house com mittee on education institutions said this morning He explained that the senate com mittee on educational institutions had asked for time in which to study the resolution asking such an investigation with theview possibly to offer a minor amendment FOUR WOUNDED IN CHICAGO HOLDUP Two Negro Bandits Cap tured After Sensational Gun Battle CHICAGO Jan 28 JP In a spectacular gun battle that followed the attempted robbery of the Bas kin clothing store on Michigan boulevard four men were wounded today and the two Negro holdup men were captured The two men held up the store took all the money out of the cash register and tied up several em ployes and a customer David Brown one of the clerks followed them as they ran from the store and shouted to the traffic officer at Michigan boulevard and Wacker drive The officer Francis Stanton opened fire on the Negroes and in the exchange that followed he and three bystanders were wounded All of the wounded men were shot in the leg and none of the injuries was believed to be serious Jewel Bandit Facing Capture Shoots Self LAUREL Md Jan 28 of three bandits who obtains about 51000 in jewelry in a holdit here shot ami killed himself todn as a posse of police and resident were about to capture him His tw companions fled across Ihc frozen Patuxent river INCOME TAX WELL SUPPORTED Farm Bureau Labor Group and Farmers Union Sup port Iowa Law DES MOINES Jan 28 resentatives of the Iowa Farm Bu reau federation the Iowa Federa tion of Labor and the Iowa Farmed union today reiterated their support of the state income tax In the first public hearing of the tax commit tees of both houses The house of representatives was crowded with more than 500 persons when Senator C F Clark of Cedar Rapids chairman of the joint legis lative committee which drafted an income tax bill opened the hearing George Leffler of Stockport member of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation executive committee en dorsed the bill while J C Lewis president of the Iowa Federation of Labor said his organization favored the income tax principle but had not yet studied the proposed bill Lew Mighell of Washta repre senting the Iowa Farmers union de clared that if farmers could make money they would be willing to pay an income tax He warned how ever that it must he a replacement tax CONVENTION VKOGKVM WEDNESDAY NIGHT p ban C Jt Group singing and entertain ment by Rusty Hinge quartet Banquet address by Dr A Raymond Grant pastor M E church Vinton T1IURSIMV IAX 1081 a at ar armory Call lo order by president Community singing led by Dr Raymond F A n cl c r s o n Thompson Town S Bctz Editor Farmers Elevator Guide later In ternal revenue depart m c n t Washington Business meeting Heading of minulcs Report of auditor Report oi Unfinished business Election of directors New business Adjournment Chicago Gangsters at Work in California Claims Coast Paper Smith Omaha assistant collector of internal revenue The chief interest oT the conven tion is in the election of officers Thursday morning when committees also will make their repot t Vstd for Iowa produces nuch ouuinujus amounts of meat and milk prod ucts that most of the grain grown in the state is utilized for livestock feeding piujiofiCK within lhc stiile Turn t Wea Man and Six Children Are Burned to Death Mother and Two Saved WILLIAMSPORT Pa Jan 28 Smith 53 and six chil dren ranging in ages from 4 to 17 years were burned to death when fire destroyed their home at Powys near here early today The mother escaped badly burned with a two months old infant A SOP LOS ANGELKS Jan 28 The Times said today the activities of Chicago gangsters in southern California believed to point to the organization of a monster system n alao made his wa to satety of alien and narcotic smuggling had been disclosed by police i nm Is injured The names of Al Scarface CaI PLYMOUTH Jan Cora lone Franltie Foster Ralph Shelj Ward slipped nnd fell on the ice in rlon and others asserted racketeers j front of the Methodist church anil were linked by police in the plans j injured her left hip She is confined i the newspaper said to her bed IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Momeivlmt colder in the north central and extreme west portions Wednes day night Thursday fair Kontewliiil colder in thu and Mouth portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2i hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 37 Above Minimum in Night 20 Above At 8 A M Wednesday SO Above With January about ready to take its final bow the temperature con tinues high Tuesday nights mini mum was 8 degrees below that the previous night but only 6 de grees helow the melting point The days maximum lacked 10 degrees of reaching that of Monday Wed nesday began with skies overcast and wind out the northwest