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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION r VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 8 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 155 I First Census Disaster Followed In Wake of First Nose Counting By CHAIJLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 7 CPAJ Ask the U S census folk how they explain the disaster which befell Israel as a result of King Davids enumer ation of his sub jects in the ninth century B C or thereabouts and they will net give you a jocular answer On the con trary they will treat your ques tion as a per 2H fectly proper se rious problem to put up to their particular bureau which is supposed to know all about census and has made an especial study of Davids as perhaps the most noLworthy in history on account of the peculiar circumstances attending or rath er immediately following it However the census bureau visi tor who reminds officials there of the psalmistmonarchs count of his people generally has a notion that he is suggesting to them au idea which they never thot as naive a fancy as the assumption would be on the part of a war de partment caller Lhat Genera Charles P Summerall never had heard Alexander the Great men tioned as an early military com mander TUST at this an enumeration of their own in prog census experts do not like discuss King Davids lally of Ihe Israelites It seems there are plenty of peo pie of fundamentalistic views who believe that what happened to Israel f still stands as a warning against Turn lu rage Column IP ASIORS VIEWS IRE QUESTIONED Arkansas Minister Figures in Inquiry Into Evolution Beliefs OSCEOLA Ark April 8 The Arkansas Presbytery today was prepared to hear a report of I a commission appointed to inquire the soundness of faith of the Rev Hay Writson Smith pastor of the Second Presbyterian church of Rock Ijf Dr Smiths views on the theory ot organic evolution as contained JV in a widely distributed pamphlet caused the general assembly of the Presbyterian church in session at JiV Montreal N Car last summer to the inquiry Ill Y The ciuestion of whether Ihe in 11 i quiry was to be made into Dr If I Smiths belief on the subject of evo ijjllution or his soundness of faith plunged the presbytery into a heat ed debate which lasted thruout an entire day A compromise resolution provided that the inquiry should upon the question of his j views on evolution as related to the basic principles of Ihe church I Charles B Coleman Litlle Rock y attorney who spoke for Dr Smith t charged that the general assem t blys action was prompted by dis gruntled theologians He also said the minister when he firsl entered the Arkansas pres bytery IS years ago submitted his beliefs on evolution and other mat ters to the presidency and that he was admitted to full fellowship Dr Smith is more than 60 years old AUNT HET By Robert QuiJJen Pa always thinks Im jokin when I say hes too generous to other folks but I notice he takes it serious when I say I can get along without a new coat AT POLLS uitor Slays Iowa Girl Then Himself TO LEAVE Shooting Occured in Car Outside of Girls Home BLUFFS April 8 A rejected suitor who had trailed his former affinity here from Minnesota fatally wounded the man and then took his own lite as the pair sat in a car in front of her residence here late yesterday Miss Eleanor Lohde 25 chief x ray technician at a local hospital was the victim of gun fire directed at her by Frank Porter 30 St Paul Minn who had been here since Sun day in a vain effort to win the pretty nurses favor Soon after the fatal shooting George Baker a salesman to whom Miss Lohde had recently become en gaged arrived at Die womans resi dence to keep a date for the eve ning J W Kelly at whose home Miss Lohde had been staying related Lo police that Porter had called on the young woman Sunday after his ar rival here that the two quarreled and that the nurse had asked him not to visit lhe home again Baker told police that while he and the young woman had been out Turn to Pago 5 Column KAYE DON IS TO TRY AGAIN British Speed Demon May Make Attempt at Rec ord Wednesday DAYTONA BEACH Fla April S many delays Kaye Don veteran British racing driver hopes lo make an attempt to lower the world speed record for auto mobiles here tomorrow An inspec Lion of the beach course today af ler low tide was the guiding factor in Dons plans PILOT KNOB FIR ATTRACTS Forest on State Park Is Damaged Forest City Firemen Called FOREST CITY April crowds visiled Pilot Knob Stale park Sunday afternoon drawn there to see the results of a forest fire which broke out there Friday eve ning Custodian Taylor called the For est City fire company which re sponded quickly and they together with the American Legion and the Boy Scouts and other friends worked until 2 a m Saturday morning before they succeeded in getting it under control The fire which was of unknown origin seemed to have started in the slough grass along the courtly road al Ihe north side of the mound and Iraveled inlo the underbrush and among the trees for half a mile GUSHER SHUT IN FOR THIRD TIME Indian Turns Robber So He Could Play on Prison Baseball Team EUREKA Cnl April 8 nas Grant 19 year old Indian was being held here today on robbery and arson charges as a result of his confession that he robbed the home of Charles Marsh a rancher and burned down a barn in the hope that he would be sent to San Queulin prison and given an opportunity lo play on the convict baseball team Grant said he had been unable to find a place on the Redwood Creek Cal nine and hod heard from an exconvict that the San Qncntin team was one of Ihe best in tho state DRYS ASK ALL TO JOIN FIGHT AGAINST MIS Mellon Scored and De fended in Senate Speed ies The task of ptucinj u third rap or control gate on Hit workls wildest oil and gas gusher the No 1 Mary Sudik is completed Photo shows workmen in heir iiltempts CUD the well which is seviiii miles from the business center of City Okln Hindu Shops Close in Sympathy With Gandhi Strike Is Protest to of Leaders Sup porter BOMBAY lBdiaApril 8 Most of the Hindu and Porsi shops in Bombay City suspended business today in response to the strike call of the Bombay congress committee of the India national congress The strike order is in protest at arrusi of K F Nariman and Jamanlal Na jaj for their activities in behalf at Mahatma Gandhis salt law violat ors Nariman who is a most promi nent Swarajist or Indian national ist was sentenced to one months simple imprisonment for infringing salt laws Most of the local shops closed but a number of muslin shops remained open Two thousand school boys threw down their books and joined the strike A message from Jalalpur today said that Gandhi Thursday waulil commence a tour of the villages about him and urge the inhabitant to show mass disobedience of the salt laws which is Hie first step in Gandhis campaign of civil disobedi ence by which the nationalists hope lo obtain independence Gandhi is due tomorrow at Bhimrad where his son Ram Das Gandhi was ar rested Sunday Tripartite Agreement on Navies Is Thot Certain I ONDON April S big three of the London disarma ment chiefs oC the American British and Japanese del raised Lhe banner oC a tripartite naval agreement Tor the world to sec Secretary Slimsoii Prime Miu isler MacDonald and Reijiro Wakat suki at noon went into conference and it was understood they began discussing the outlines of a pact to bind their three countries in a new effort towards disarmament and peace Heretofore their meetings have been for the purpose of trying Lo achieve a five power agreement which wouldinclude Prance and Italy They still cling to the hope even tho it may be slight lhat these two neighbors may see their n IT Lo KSn witl the rest But observer Jliry KetlimS Indict considered it significant thru for the April 8 plea that dry members of con gress unite for the testing hour of prohibition is the outgrowth of the senates Intesl discussion of Ihe antiliquor laws a debate which saw Secretary Mellon accused of con ducting a campaign against the eighteenth amendment The author of this charge was Brookhart of Iowa an ardent cham pion of prohibition It was answered by Senator Fess of Ohio who de fended the cabinet officer tind called upon the drys to leave off their bickering over enforcement and iftute for the crucial period which he believes is just ahead This law is at its testing point he asserted We dare not go to sleep We must not be divided Brflokhnrt Accuses Mellon Brookhart said that Secretary Mellon is not in sympathy with the dry laws and has been conducting a campaign against them thru VV W ALterbury he republican nation ill committeeman from Pennsyl vania and the Union League club oC New oYrk Atterbury is a director of the as sociationagainst the amendment and as a wet witness in the hearings of the house judiciary committee He is the president of the Pennsylvania George Huckins Given 7Year Term for Fraud Appeal Notice Is Filed CEDAR RAPIDS April S Huckins was sentenced today to an indeterminate term of not to exceed seven years in the state peni tentiary on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses from Emil Lcvsen former major league baseball pitcher Judge F O Ellison pre viously overruled a motion for a new trial Walter J Burngrover Huckins attorney filed notice of an appeal to the supreme court Judge Ellison fixed bond at which must be furnished by to morrow unless the alleged financial wizard wishes to go to jail The charge on which a jury convicted Huckins March 21 was one of three brot against him in connection with a mysterious business en terprise which he and ins father Elmer S Huckins are accused of operating Investors testified lit the trial that George Huckins told Ihem the venture involved wholesale disposal of defective cigars Levson who in vested said he had never received the 52 per cent interest he had been promised nor had he recovered the principal The state introduced witnesses to prove that Hiickins was not in the wholesale cigar business County Attorney Carl Hendrickson labeling the enterprise a Ponzi racket Elmer Huckins is in jail here on similar charges having been brol lo Linn county after Governor Kohler granted extradition from Wisconsin Scandals in Postoffice Leases Claimed byNye St Paul Affair Smells WARD SAYS SENATOR I to High Heaven Senator Charges IP centum UA mi j vimtty i Ytiiiia t railroad The Union League club re1 LODDV LOlTimiflPP cently look a noil on ils members UUUJ FARNUM ARSON CASE IN COURT cently look a poll on ils members which showed wet sentiment to be i in the majority I Fess contended Lhat it was unfair to link Secretary Mellon with At Lerburys activities nor with any aclion taken by the Union League club He added lhat he had no sym pathy wilh Atteibury Cor going mil of his way lo work with lhe anti pruliibUion orgrnnlzation Scores Knslioh TOD Brookhart in addition attacked John 1 liaskob chairman of the democratic national committee tor his contributions of S05000 to the Association Against lhe Prohibition i ible cur Amendment and leriued him as a Fiery Argument at Hearing WASHINGTON April S a session marked by the most hit ler personal exchanges that occurred since it began sessions members of the senate lobby com mittee today heard a senator call a wilness a coward rind the witness an Alabama newspaper editor re tort thai the senator Black of Ala htiinn was a liar and a colitempl WASHINGTON April 8 Scandals in the leases oE posloffic buildings thruout the country sal to be costing the government mi lions annually were charged to Senator Nye republican NbrtBCa kota in a speech today in the sen ate assailing the St Paul commer cial station lease Senator Elaine republican cousin offered a resolulion calliu for a senale investigation of the postoffice leases His resolution charged that fraud misrepresenta tion and corruption hac entered in to Lhe negotiations for Lhe leases Senator Nyc called upon lhe scn ute Lo adhere lo a provision in Lhe have i house appropriation bill for the post MCORICK DENEEN VOTER Chicago Candidate Re ports Attempt at Kidnaping HICAGO April S men with pistols strapped oul de their blue coats patrolled Ihe ily today under orders for special igilance Delcclives in squad cars quipped with riol guns toured lhe own Thousands of civilian voltin eers stood watch over polling laces 11 was another election clay i Chicago An attempt to kidnap Aldenmui Iheldon W Govier candidate for emocratic commilteeman in the oventh ward was frustrated by olicc early today in the first at empt at violence Three men were rrested Govier signed complaints barging them with assault with ntent Lo kill To Be Held Without Hail Seven men several carrying Mstols attempted Lo take Govier rom his automobile which had been crowded to the curb by the others machine Govicrs nephew Benja min had knocked one of the al ackers down and Lhe others had surrounded Govier when a cruising detective squad cur arrived The seven fled bill three were arrested shortly afterward They were Harvey Tones a backer of Goviers commilteeman opponent Joseph P Spikor Stanley Beckman and Elsworth Wacle These fellows were seeking1 to run me out of my ward on trTern held without lielngf booked to insure against gunplay or kidnaping at the polls which might occur if they were turned out on bail Ixnvis AVatchhiR Election Downstate where Congresswoman Ruth Hanna McCormick and U S Senator Charles S Deneen have pulled at opposite ends of the world court issue in their lugowar for the republican senatorial nomina tion special precautions against Turn lo IIKC T Column Til Turn In Column ment Against Chickasaw Druggist NEW HAMPTON April K Farnum of Fredericksburg lowi was indicted on three separate charges by lhe grand jury of the district court of Chickasaw county The jury brot in their decision to Judge H E Taylor of Waukon He was indicted on lhe charge of ar son and bonds were placed at S2 500 The second indictment was on conspiracy to commit aivl bonds were placed at Thy third was on the charge of arson ol the dwelling of Floyd K Farnum and bonds were placed at Sr000 Farnum has been held in jail in default of appearance bonds and was brot into court for arraign menl and took time to plead He is accused of selling fire to the buildings on his farm on the morn ing of March 3 and was arrested on Lhe charge of arson on March 13 He has been held in lhe county jail rince that dale first time the big three today were closeted in order to debate the actual terms of a tripartite treaty Three on Trial for Murder of Sheriff EADS Colo April 8 Charged with the murder of Sheriff E A Hickman of Eads three men who have confessetl the slaying and the robbery of the State hank of Manter Kans today were srie duled to go on trial here for Lheii lives Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April London dispatch said we were to sink three ships anil FCnglnnd five Sunday Gibson o v e r the radio said its three apiece now I Ihoi Lhat firsl was a typo graphical and not nn English diplo matic error He didnt menion parity the thing we went over to get Thats one characteristic of our country We can get all lathering nt the time over some political campaign promise or some con ference pledge but if Lhe thing just drags along long enough we forgot what it was that was originally promised The short memories of the American voler is what keeps our pnliti clans in office Yours WILL US CONVICTIONS SHOW INCREASE North Iowa Cases Handled Are Great er Says Report ISV KAUFOUU 1C MOmKY Cor respondent W A S H INGTON Prohibidn cases instituted and of violations of the dry laws boUi in creased in the northern Iowa nidi cial district during the sixmouths period from July 31 to the first of the current year Lhe de partment of justice announced Lo tiay The increases were shown in comparison wilh corresponding cases during the same period of IB2S The number of prohibition csisiiK initialed during the hisl six moiiths ol lJii was us compared with cigiil the last six months of JJ2a In Ihe same time convictions in cluding pleas of guilly entered of prohibition violation shifted from in to in 102J Fines HH sessed totaled in 102 us against S7300 in J02S The district is of special interest at this lime in view of the pending transfer of the prohibition bureau to the department of justice This will involve sweeping reorgamxa lion of dry enforcement directly affecting United Stales Attorney Bennett E Rhinehart Prohibition Administrator K C Yellowley and Iheir respeclive staffs For the United Stales as a wiiole the number of convictions increased from lo 21213 in the respec tive six months period under consid eration while the number of uiwcs instituted on the other hand droned from 27075 the last hdt of to 215811 the last half of 1029 Fines assessed in the country as a whole increased from i3222 JI6 to The committee room was crowded wilh spectators drawn by Ihe ap pearance of Josephus Daniels North Carolina newspaper publisher and democratic leader Stiirls Fiery Argument It was the appearance of another newspaperman J K Pierce editor of the Huntsvillc Ala Times which developed into 1 fiery argument n that threalcued to end in a personal rrohibmon clash Pierce appeared before Daniels testified WHS excused while Lhe for mer navy secretary snid he wrote an editorial appearing in his paper demanding the resignation of John 1 Raskob as chairman of the demo cratic national committee and then the Alabama editor resumed Ihe stand Senator Black democrat Ala bama who is not a committee mem ber again began inquiries about a check for that had been senL to Pierce by J W Worlhington secretary of Ihe Tennessee River Improvement association Pierce ex plained that the money had been sent him for expenses incurred in MERGER MEETING IN ADJOURNMENT Inspectors Named to Can vass Proxies in Steel Combine YOUNGSTOWN Ohio April 8 The meeting of the Ktockhold era of Lhe Voungstown Sheet nnd Tube company to vote on meger with the Bethlehem Steel corpora tion was convened at Ktambsuigii auditorium here a I p m The stockholders immediately be ban voting on Die election of three inspeclors to canvnsH Ihe mcrgei vote After electing the inspectors I he meeting ndjournal until 8 p m to night to permit time Lo count prox office department which struck oul lhe 120000 fund for rental of the St Paul commercial office The story at St Paul smells lo high heaven Nye told the senate If all other posloffice building leases are on a par with that at St Paul the situation is rotten and unconscionable It is a story that possibly rivals the Teapot Dome and other naval oil reserve leases I remember a Mr Fisher who was investigator for the senate lands committee who lold me fre quently thai if congress would go into Lhe leases il would uproot a scandal that has fastened ilself upon the government over a period of administrations Mr Fish er died suddenly about two years ago and under circumstances which some people believed very suspici ous DENIES ECKENER IS TO BE FIRED Captain Lehmann Insists Air man Will Command S A Trip PRIKDRICHSH A FKN Germany April S from Brazil thai Dr Hugo Eckcncr had been re moved from command of lhe giant dirigible Oaf Zeppelin for her com ing Brazilian flight were denied by Capt lOrnst Lehmann at Lhe zop pelin works today There never was the slightest doubt about Dr Fckcners com manding lhe Soulli American flight said Captain Lehmann Somebody apparently has an in terest in throwing a monkey wrench into our machinery but hr will not succeed Dr Eckener will be in charge of the South America flight just as be has been our lend er on all other Graf OIL WELL TO BE DRILLED IN IOWA High Capitalized Company Leases Land in Four Counties BOONK April S Prom ising to have a well down in two weeks a group of i men capital ized at SlSOOOOO nre leasing land in n rough circle taking in parts of Boone Dallas iind Greene and Gulhrie counties following reports Lhnl oil was struck Kt J feet neur Bayard Spokesmen for the group stale thai no slock will be sold Leases L is reported are being obtained easily A geological survey of the area has already been made by the group Fox Is Removed as Head of Film Company NICW YORK April S The financial wnr within the Fox mov ing picture enterprises was ended today with the removal from the presidency of William Fox who had built up the 3000000no corporation from a IGGSGG investment in one theater IOWA WEATHER Fair Tursclay night uilil prob ably Wednesday Somewhat warmer Tuesday nijjiit and in rast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazelle weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Warmest Monday 5lj Coolest in Night 2H At 8 A SI Tuesday I Monday nights maximum was 13 degrees below lhal of Sunday and the nights minimum was 6 degrees lower bill the S oclock tempcratuie Tuesday morning was a degree high er than at a corresponding time Monday This fact plus a south wind and a bright sun augiirod for a maximum temperature of 00 or higher for the day ;