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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 11, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home J VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 11 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 158 Census Queries Questions to Elicit Information U S Wants By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 150 years ever since the U S government made its first count of this countrys inhabitants cen sus officials have been arriving at their latest con clusion concern ing the sum to tal ofthe infor mation which Uncle Sam most urgently requires relative to the present s t a t us and future pros pects of all his nephews and nieces young and old great and small good bad and in the strangers within their various reasons The questions which 100000 enu merators have just been asking on Uncle Samuels behalf are the superrefined quintessence of all the interrogations believed by these ex perts best calculated to elicit tne very nub of the information thus desired IF ever a set of questions were threshed and winnowed to get the last atom of chaff out of them the questions put by Uncle Sams latest staff of enumerators were threshed and winnowed and then examined under a microscope to guarantee that nothing but the ob solutely indispensible remained in cluded among them Of course the count automatically takes care of itself and in turn its classification by states takes care oi the matter of congressional appor is what tne orig inal census was mainly intended to provide for It serves numerous oth er purposes also but those are de tails which pertain to the count not to the questions asked AS to the name 1 The starting point peg to hang each subsequent Tcfrn to Page22 Column TOSWMCT NEXTTHURSDAY ThreePart Five Power Naval Agreement Is Completed LONDON April 11 big five delegates to the naval confer ence today decided to hold a plenary session on Monday for the purpose of receiving the completed work of tbe conference Another plenary session will be held Thursday for signing if it is possible to prepare the prospective treaty by that time Should it be impossible to get the treaty ready by Thursday the signing probably will be deferred until after Easter In any event it is hoped that the heads of all the delegations will be in London for the signing whenever it occurs The treaty will take the form of a threepart fivepower agreement in which the backbone will be a complete agreement between the United States Great Britain and Japan on the limitation and reduc tion of all categories of sea arma ments and a supplementary agree ment including France and Italy concerning matters upon which ail the powers are in accord Approved hy Congress WASHINGTON April U 7 Curtailment of the big cruiser building program already approved by congress was foreseen today a Turn to Page 5 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Cold an grippe is about the same except its just a little touch o cold if Ive got it an a bad spell o grippe if its Ta SHOOT UP KTNT Toky6 Economic Status Low Close Stock Market LAY CRISIS TO LONG PERIOD OF SLUMP IN TRADE Value of Shares orr Ex change Decline Four and Half Billion TOKYO April 11 eco 1 nomic difficulties reached a crit ical stage today witn the suspension of trading on the Tokyo stock ex change The bear ridden market opened well below yesterdays closing and the resulting confusion caused the directors to announce a one hour suspension which later was extend ed At 1 oclock p m the exchange attempted to open again but when a selling stampede was threatened it closed for the day Result of Long Decline Kyucho Hijikata president of the Bank of Japan and the heads of other official banks conferred dur ing the afternoon on the economic situation Despite the flesr panic here the Osaka exchange continued orderly trading thruout the day the lead ing stocks dropping slightly Cabinet members interviewed on the subject asserted that the condi tion of the market was Hue to man ipulation in which the political op position was concerned The economic crisisis the result of along period of decline in trade and industry which recently was accentuated owing to several ad verse elements in the export mar ket Decreased Markets Among these elements was the decreased American demand for raw silk causing a slump in Japans most important export commodity Indias augmented tariff on cotton fabrics a heavy blow to Japans second largest export item a slump in silver bullion hurting Japans markets in India declining specie reserves owing to tne removal on Jan 11 of the embargo on gold ex ports and the prospect of serious labor trouble efforts of cotton spinners to reduce wages The financial editor of Rengo news agency wrote that within two years the value of shares listed on the Tokyo stock exchange had de clined 30 per cent meaning a paper loss of 9000000000 yen nearly EXPLOSION KILLS FOREST CITYAN George Napper 55 Dies From Injuries Received at Hampton HAMPTON April Napper about 55 Forest City work man died here yesterday from in juries received while blasting stumps with dynamite on the farm of Ray Jones eight miles east of here Mr Napper who was an employe of the Fox Construction company was severely injured when a charge of dynamite exploded after a pro longed wait Napper approached the spot to inspect the charge just as it exploded The charges were being laid preparatory to grading highway No 10 for paving Mr Napper suffered injuries to his face and is believed to have diet from internal injuries which were not located at first Funeral ser vices will be held Sunday in Forest City Mrs Marie Tenill of the Globe Gazette business office and her bro ther Victor Napper of the Pfaff Baking company in Mason City are niece and nephew of Mr Napper N A T Control Will Stay m Same Hand WILMINGTON Del April 11 X fight for control of the Na tional Air Transport Inc was settled early today when it was an nounced that the present manage ment had been retained The battle was waged between two groups of the company the CurtiflsWrightKcyes group which now controls the directorate of the corporation and the United Aircraft corporation which sought to elect a new board of directors REOPENS OLD MURDER MYSTERY A murder mystery eight years old was revived in Ios Angeles when Herman Shapiro attorney rijrhi tolil police that Otto Sanhuher center luid shot Friil DeMerreiclt wealthy garment nmmiiaiiturir in from a secret closet in the hitters home Sanliuber IIP said was the Illicit lover Mrs Oesterrcich the widow who is shown on tin left TAKEN E MAN IS KILLED Employe of Nebraska House Is Slugged by Robber TTWO gangs of bank bandits in I widely separated sections of the country Friday were responsible for one death the wounding of three others and the theft of a total of in two robberies A banking house in Schuylcr Nebr yielded 55500 an dduring the holdup an employe was wounded The second robbery occurred at Piqua Ohio in which one man was killed two hurt and in cur rency taken The bandits in both cases made rood their escape in automobiles Train Hits Bus 19 Dead ATTIC MAN IS TO BE QUERIED Woman Too Will Be Asked Her Part in Secret Hideout LOS ANGELES April 11 PJ The strange romance of Otto Ban huber whose love for Mrs Walburga Oesterreich kept him penned for 18 years in attic hideouts today formed the basis upon which Dis trict Attorney Buron Fitts sought to obtain grand jury indictments in the eight year old mystery of the murderof Fred Oesterreich wealthy garment manufacturer the wom ans husband Sanhuber today was under or ders to appear before the inquisi torial board for questioning in con nection with his confession that lie shot Oesterreich to save her from possible harm during a quarrel with her husband Sanhuber was expect ed to tell about his existence in dingy garret retreats where he lived in slavelike devotion to be constant ly near the woman he loved and how he came from his secret com partment in the Oesterreich home here when aroused by angry voices to kill the garment maker Mrs Oesterreich widow of the slain man was asked to appear again in the district attorneys of fice for questioning in connection with charges made by the attic man The widow yesterday de clined to discuss the case pleading a highly nervous condition Unless she answers Sanhubers charges that she assisted him in hiding in secreted nooks after the slaying the district attorney indi cated that than one indict ment might be returned ORDER PROBE OF CAMPAIGNS Johnson Asked to Head Committee to Inquire Into Expenses WASHINGTON April 11 A special senate committee will in vestigate the campaign expenditures of all senatorial candidates in the coming elections Senator Johnson republican Cal ifornia has been appointed chair man of the committee and its mem bers will be Goldsborough of Mary land and Patterson of Missouri re publicans and Pittsman of Nevada and Wagner of New York demo crats Johnson however has expressed some doubt as to whetner he can find time to undertake the exten sive investigation as he is chairman of the senate commerce committee which is particularly busy just now His fiiends are urging him to ac cept i Record Heat Spell Visits Middle West April 11 Baking bred in Texas blew like a furnace upon the middle west yes terday and today People who wear flannel under wear were caught entirely unpre pared Earlier this week the tem peratures bad been around freezing and as recently as 1G days ago Chi cago had one of its worst snow storms Readings in the nineties were nu merous Cedar Rapids Iowa had a 94 St Louis Mo a 93 and Peoria 111 a 92 all record temperatures for April 10 Hovers Near 90 Degrees Chicago officially was twotenths of a degree better than 90 degrees late yesterday afternoon and was headed back that way early today Prospects of showers and clouds however augured more moderate temperatures for the day here and thruout the middle west Simultaneous with the bent wave occurred the first drowning ot the season in the Chicago territory Bruno Gizona swimming in Lake Calumet went down from the shock of the cold water and cramps The Chicago beaches especially the Oak Street beach of Lake Mich igan along the gold coast had its quota of people in bathing suits but nothing nearer bathing than a few timid touches of tender toes to icy water was attemped A Real Heat Wave Kansas City Omaha Little Rock and Des Moines were among cities Turn to 1 Column MINISTER SAYS HES INNOCENT Former Faribault Pastor Denies Liquor Posses sion Charge ST PAUL April 11 PiStill maintaining his innocence or any wrongdoing the Rev William F Dichl minister of Faribault Minn today awaited action by a federal grand jury which was expected to return a nobill in his case The Rev Diehl was arrested with four other men when federal prohibition agenls raided a downtown hotel and seized a quantity of liquor Appearing before the grant jury yesterday the minister repeated a statement that ne made earlier lo the effect thnt he had gone to the hotel to arrange for the sale of some furniture for a member of his congregation nnd while he was there the agents arrived Another nice thing about this fad of repainting the furniture ia Itii lovely polknrlnL effect on the kitchen Inn Tribune GROSSING CRASH Engineer Maintains Accident Was Unavoid able BULLETIN ISLETA N Alex April II passengers of an Riislliound Pickwick Greyhound Ims were killed iind eight ser iously injured today when tlic bus was struck hy a west hound Simla Fc last iiuiil train near here ALBUQUERQUE N Mex April 11 persons were killed and eleven injured this morning when a Santa Fe train struck a Pickwick transcontinental bus at Isleta N Mex said reports to rail road officials here The accident occurred seven miles south of Albuquerque The bus was eastbound and the train west bound reports said Every avail able ambulance from surrounding towns was sent to the scene The driver of the bus was reported among those killed The bus was demolished and the wreckage burned Farts were strewn along the track for a half a mile Many of the bodies were uble Bus Wiis Demolished There were 27 persons on the hufc Eight were brot to a hospital here One passenger who was only slightly injured and who refused to give his name to officers or go to a hospital was put under arrest and brot lo I he sheriffs Office here George Irwin engineer of the train said he saw the bus on the crossing and slowed down the speed of the train to 38 miles an hour but said the accident was unavoidable Bus Burst Into Flames LOS ANGELES April 11 Reports received from Albuquerque by Santa Fe officials here regarding the bos accident at Isleta N today said tlie motor car hurst into flames and was demolished when struck by westbound Santa Fe train No 7 Nineteen persons were report ed lulled Train No 7 is a fast mail train of 10 cars Pickwick officials who receiveu first word of the crash from The Associated Press said they had no list of passengers It was explaneJ that the passengers after signing the tickets they purchased retained them so that no record was left at the offices here to show their iden tity The driver of the bus was identi fied as F B Williams oi Albu querque LOOT IS SCHUYLER Nebr April 11 i bandits held up tbe banking house F Folda here today slug ged Jay Folda one of the employes and escaped with in cur rency Folda was knocked down by one of the bandits when he was slow to obey a command to lie down on th flo o r JEou r o tber employ estof th Turn to Page 5 Column Drys Gainers in Literary Digest Poll NEW YORK April drys makea slight gain in the fifth weeks return of The Literary Di gests nationwide prohibition poll as four new states are represented and over a half million additional votes are tallied according to to morrows issue of the periodical The minor change for strict en forcement which amounts to slight ly less than onehalf of one per cent is taken from the vote for re peal Also a rather minute increase is noted for modification Colorado Idaho Montana and Utah are the states from which first returns are tabulated this week Of the grand total of 2516072 votes in this fifth report 712519 or over 28 per cent of tlie total are for trict enforcement almost 0 per cent are for modification while 1049257 or 417 per cent vote or repeal Kansas Still Dry Kansas still registers a heavy ma ority vote for strict enforcement ind is the only state that is classi ied as bone dry in sentiment in this report Tennessee which last weel showed a majority vote for enforce ment loses its classification as bone dry in current tally showiii a vote of less than 50 per cent fo enforcement In the wet division Connecticut Maryland New Jersey New York and Rhode Island eacb show ovet 50 per cent of their respective votes Turn fo Page S Column IS UNINJURED IN ATTACK Three Men Fire Shots j Into Muscatine Studio j April 11 lice at all towns in Iowa and IIi linois where bridges span the Mis siSsippi river were on the loookut j for three men who fired upon the operator of radio station KTNT j Norman Baker a few minutes after j he had signed off at 1 oclock this morning i Muscatine police broadcast tha varning after Baker reported the ttack which was verified by C E Vhite keeper of the toll bridge who aw the shooting from his shanty ess than 100 feet from the scene One Man Wounded White said he saw flashes of fire of a gun exploding and loud re jorts an instant later at thr back of the building where Baker and Sarry Hoxey oC Gerard 111 were having a conference in an upstairs room from which Baker had been broadcasting by remote control He saitl there were four shots in aU Hoxey told police he jumped to the window oa hearing the shots and fired at the three men whom he could dimly see on the ground be low He believed he wounded one of the men The victims two compan ions then dragged him around the building supposedly to a Awaiting automobile aji New Arrives KLEMME April The base ment for the new Reformed church is being completed The furnace ia the largest here weighing 3OOU pounds Opponents of Combine Get Temporary Verdict Foes of Steel Merger Proposal Tied Up in Courts YOUNGSTOWN Ohio April 11 legal weapons of Cyrus S Eaton have forced the proposed con solidation of Youngstown Sheet and Tube and Bethlehem Steel into a standstill and opened a possible path to victory Whether the merger proponents obtained the necessary two thirds majority of the vote of Sheet and Tube stockholders is expected to be revealed late today but even if the count favors the merger the deal admittedly is indefinitely post poned First there is a decision tn come from Common Pleas Judge C S Turnbaugh which will determine whether more than 51000 shares carrying the balance of power were voted legally Judge Turnbaugh yes terday decided to allow unofficial announcement of the result of thu voting but declared that it must not be recorded until he has made his decision After that a long series of litiga tions is in prospect which attorneys for both sides expect ultimately to Turn lo Iafifi 5 Column 81 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April the papers get thru raving about Mrs McCormick being elected on Dont Enter the W o r 1 d Court maybe somebody v ill a c c i d e n lly give her elec tion the real credit It the woman her self She could have won rn Dont E n t e ROfiERS the World Series just as easy But how we will pay for her elrc tion Every woman that can fill out an application blank will start running for something Tt will take 10 years to prove to women that it takes more than a kimono and an ambition to make a statesman Yours WILL ROGERS P S Yours for a return of old Jeffersonian democracy when men chewed tobacco and women could bake real biscuits TRIO CONVICTED IN EADS MURDER Trio Facing Death for Slay iny of Deputy Sheriff EADS Colo April 11 victed of the murder of a deputy sheriff during their attempted es cape following the robbery March 14 of the Manter Kans state bank three men today faced a probable tlip to the state prison death house where three other bank robbers similarly arrested and convicted al ready await death by hanging Arrest and trial of the sextet was a demonstration of justice executed in the old western manner with the aid of hundreds of volunteer posse men combined with use of airplanes automobiles and other new develop ments of criminology Cornered in a shack on the Kan sas prairie the Manter robbers Claude Ray Andrew Halliday anil John Walker gave themselves up two days after the looting of the bank Following their arrest they admitted slaying Carol A Hickman Eads deputy sheriff who engaged them in a gun battle when their flight carried them into Colorado Yesterday a district court jury found the trio guilty of the murder of the officer and recommended the death penalty White said he ran ifrbmithe shan ty to the bridge to headoff the men if they should try to escape across the river His view on the bridge was obstructed and he could not tell whether they left in an automobile or which direction they took ex cept that they did not cross the river Bob Hunter merchant policeman and first officer to arrive at the scene said he saw blood on tho grass where the wounded man had fallen Hoxey and Baker both have legal permits to carry guns Owns Station Baker is head of the Baker insti tute a cancer hospital here He also owns the radio station situated four or five blocks distant from the hos pital on the waterfront where Hoxey and Baker were at the time of the shooting Ten minutes before the encounter Baker bad called the night sergeant at the local police station and re ported the presence of three suspi cious looking strangers about the hospital Thursday asking police to investigate and pick them up for questioning Attacked hy Doctors The Baker station was attacked by the American Medical associa tion thru its official journal a few days ago as a quack outfit Shortly atter the shooting at the radio station Baker got the office Turn In PHRU T Column Wea Chicago Residents to Vote on Subways CHICAGO April 11 a plan agreed upon yesterday Chicago is at last to have subways provid ing the people give their approval of the plan in a referendum planned for this summer Representatives of the city the surface and elevated lines and finan cial interests involved formulated a program calling for 10 years build ing and extension to be introduced in the city council next Tuesday Duchess of Bedford Continues Her Flight ORAN ALGERIA April 11 The Duchess of Bedford Gt year Id British noblewoman who is flying from Knglnml to Capetown ami re turn took off here at a m Ior Tunis She hopes to nmkc the round trip in 19 days Two men are flying with her IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy nncl xomcwhnt Ilieiitening Friday night and Saturday possibly showersin southeast portion Coolers in smith mid pxtriinu cast portions Friday night in southeast portion Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Miivimum Thursday Minimum In Night 50 At 8 A M Friday f3 With n maximum temperature of n strong BO Thursday April 10 carved itself a place in weather his tory This was within a few degrees of the maximum temperature re canted all of last year There was a 40 degree drop in the night and the first rain of April a brief shower insufficient to make a mensurable showing in the GlobeGazettes rain gauge fell shortly before 8 oclock Friday morning ;