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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 15, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FVE CENTSPER COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 15 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 161 Objects to Alliance Consultative Treat ies Are Dis couraged HOOM FOR WORLD COURT By CHARLES P STEWAIIT Central Press SJaff Writer ASHINGTON April 15 The young woman philo s o p h 1 z e s Senator Henrik Shipstead who while seemingly adamant against some ardent suit ors importunities to elope with him nevertheless i s willing to discuss a n elopement may fairly be expected to land at Gretqa Green sooner or later in that wooers com pany Personally admitted the Minnesota states man I have a prejudice against these clandestine affairs They cloud the wholefuture with uncertainty Those nearest and dearest to the girl ought to have an opportunity to meet the individual who is promising tt make her so look him investigate his antecedents thoroly He may have a past not at all In his favor T HAVE the same feeling con 1 tinued the Mlnnesotan con cerning consultative pacts in the realm of international matrimony I object to an alliance tying the United States to any other country I even object to having the Unit ed States agree to consult with any other country on the subject an alliance for I am afraidthat an ali llance is what a consultation will lead us Into IN fact said the senator I am suspicious of the company that our American representatives have been keping lately When a group of delegations get STtpdiscuss naval limitation Tinkham Attacks AntiSaloon Leagues Expenses fcfttie interests or World peaceriand their s of possible for shalVi sky probable V futare it does not sound peaceful to me I go so far as to ques tion the desirability even of a peace Turn to Pnge 2 Column HAITI OFFICIAL WARNED BY US Washington Will Recognize No One as President but Eugene Roy WOMAN AID IN BANK ROBBERY GETS SENTENCE Mildred Dunn Sioux City Given 2Year Term DRITTON S Dak April 15 Granted the clemency of the court Mra Mildred Dunn 20 year old confessed bank bandit today en ters the state penitentiary at Sioux Falls to commence a two year sen tence imposed upon her by Circuit Judge Howard Babcock here yes terday Subject to a 15 year sentence the Sioux City girl pleaded guilty to first degree robbery as an accom plice in the robbery of the First State bank of Eden Nov 7 Her pro fessed husband Eddie Dunn Is serv ing a life sentence for a bank rob bery at Sioux City Leo Lamoreaux alleged accomplice In the Eden robbery is serving a l5 year sen tence at the South Dakota peniten tiary In passing sentence Judge Bab cock spoke of giving a maximum sentence but in reconsidering said No youwould be 35 years of age when you received your freedom again andthat is too old for anyone to begin over a new life Consider togf your age1 am going to give you a sentence in thev Tiope lliaf you may come out of prison and start anew by leading a different life than you ever led be fore j STRIKING RAIL EMPLOYES AID GANDHIS REVOLT SPENT SEVERAL Striking railway employes at Byculla India do not threaten nor rlof Instead they lie rtown in front of the car of on official preventing him from golne to work Thoso shown in tjre photo are taking part in Mahatina Gandhis disobedience program against ruin In India WASHINGTON April 15 The state department has warned President BornX of Haiti that it will recognize Eugene Roy and no one else as provisional president of the island republic Roy was selected as a compromise candidate by the Hoover commission which formu lated the administrations new Haitian policy The warning followed the indef inite adjournment of the Haitian council of state by Borno and the publication of a proclamation from him urging the election as tempor ary president of the honorable citizen designated by the chief of state from a list of opposition groups He did not mention Roy in this connection Dispatches from Port au Prince said Bornos political opponents have grown suspicious of the presi dent and are watching his move ments closely Hutchins Woman Hurt in Fall From Porch Right Thumb Injured HTJTCHINS April Car rie Earp fell from a cement step and broke the eiJuf her thumb open also unjointing the thumb Saturday A doctor was called but she had tobe takehto the office jortrjatrrient It She will worltfor siir to definite time as it is her right hand Miss Earp is a sister of Mrs Ren Smiths and she makes her home with them Canadian Minister Is Held for Ransom of by Bandits PEIPLING China April 15 Chinese bandits today captured a Canadian C A Bridgeman of the United Church of Canada and the Chinese pastor at Changchow on the Yangtze Kiang 60 miles below Chungking and conveyed them in land Ransome of 200000 was asked The British consul at Ichang is making representations to the au thorities demanding jtnelr immediate release There Is yet time for some scien tist to win fame by showing the umpire how to warm up his eye be fore the AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Some folks say Jane aint engaged but a woman dont act that selfsatisfied an cocksure an independ ent for nothin CLAIMS BUILDERS ARE IN COMBINE Des Moines Suit Says Group Monopolizes Paving Contracts DES MOINES April 15 The Larson Construction company of Des Moines today had on file a million and a half dollar damage suit In Polk county district court charging a combine of contractors and construction companies has been formed to monopolize the con tracts for Iowas 1930 pavingpro gram Having recently obtained the award of several paving projects from the state highway commis sion the company alleges that sev en contractors and 10 other defen dants have cut its credit and hin dered the fulfillment of contract The plaintiff asks actual and exemplary damages from the following defendants named in the suit The Associated General Contractors of Des Moines and its head O W Crowley the bureau of contract information Washington the Bryant Paving corporation Waterloo the Con crete Materials corporation Water loo and Harry Betlamy C E Old ham Frank W Wright asso ciated with it the Capital Con atruction company Des Moinea nnd Its president and treasurer CharleK W Wagner the Hawkcye Portland Cement company Harrison lown the Engineering Construction com pany Omaha the Klaucr Manufac turing company Duhuque the C V Lytle Paving company Sioux City the ORourke Construction com pany Sioux City the ORourke Construction company Des Moines the ORourke Construction com pany Des Moines the Southern Surety company New York ami Keith Merrill a Des Moines Surely and Insurance agent JAKEWADAY IN BOSTON NOW Fifty Persons Afflicted After Drinking Jamaica Ginger BOSTON April 15 means of combating cases of paraly sis believed caused by drinking Ja maica ginger were sought here to day with the toll over the state dur ing the having risen to two score and more Sixteen persons havo been taken to hospitals in Worcester 13 ir Newburyport nine in Lawrence am three in Westford Two women are among the six cases reported at the JBoston city hospital The victims all are suffering from partla paralysis of the limbs No J deaths have occurred and none are believed to be In a serious condition Study of symptoms of tlie cases Dr George H Blgelow state health commissioner said indicated thrv they were not caused by wood or grain alcohol A search for highei alcohols of specialtoxicity or ppls onous constituents wis begun SAFETY CLAUSE IS AGREED UPON American British Delega tions Settle Protective Measure LONDON April 15 Am erlcan and British naval delegation today reached agreement regarding the so called safeguarding or es calator clause for the naval treaty by which powers signing the trl lateral limitation pact may protec themselves against competitlv building by nonsignatories Six voluminous and technical re ports of the first committee of th conference were issued this mornlnf These reports comprise all the wor done at the conference and contai practically all the material which will form the treaty They were giv en formal approval at yesterdays plenary session The clause it was understood will be considerably broader thin article XXI of the Washington treaty designed for a similar pur pose By Its provisions the navy of any of the three signatory powers may be increased to meet increases in navies of nonsignatory powers with resulting raising of the levels of the other two signatory powers An American spokesman de scribed the agreement as virtually completed ACCUSE 29 FOR STCLOUD FRAUD SCHEME I ri v Eleven States Fleeced of Millions ST PAUL Minn April 15 secret indictment in which 29 persons were reported named was returned today by a federal grand jury in connection with the investi gation of the Diamond Motor Parts company of St Cloud Minn Investigation of stock selling activity of the Diamond Motor was alleged to have revealed that 5QUO investors in 11 states were fleeced of about The firms physical assets are owned by the Aluminum Industries Inc of Cincinnati The firms operations extended into North and South Dakota Mon tana Washington Wyoming Colo rado Utah Nevada Kansas and Missouri postoffice inspectors saicJ LAPKEDENIES KILLING MOTHER Circumstantial Evidence Fought by South Dakota Defendant MILLER S Dak April 15 Testifying in his trial of first de gree murder charges Alphons Lapke today denied the main point of the circumstantial evidence b which the state has sought to con vict him of stabbing to death hi mother Mrs Anton Lapke last De cember Alphonse testified that he ha never quarreled with his mother bu that he sometimes had trouble with Conrad a younger brother and tha his mother always asked him to tak her on trips to Miller or on visit with neighbors in preference to th other brothers The defendant denied state testi many that he had been drinkint Dec 14 when he took the mother t Miller Alphonse said they had no quarreled after returning home an that he did not follow her from th farm house when she left It the las time Mrs Lapke disappeared that nigh and her body bearing knife wounds was tound two days later on a pile some distance from their farn home north of here Alphonse th oldest son was arrested two week later iheyille Marshal Is on Trial for Slaying of Youth Last Fall PRINCETON Mo April 15 Elven Hartley 40 marshal of Linevllle Iowa was on tria today in circuit court on a charg of killing Bayard Hubbard 26 In quarrclat a filling station in Line ville on the Missouri side of th state line Sept 16 The tiHal had been set twice be fore but each time Mr and Mrs Maurice OKeefe state witnesses were They returned from Bell Cal last week Hartley has been in the county jaii without bond since his indict ment SCORE YEARS Claim Group Has Violat ed Corrupt Practices Act WASHINGTON April 15 charge that the AntiSaloon league has repeatedly violated the federal corrupt practices act was made today before the senate lobby ommittee by Representative Tink am republican Massachusetts Saying the league had collected nd expended from 18BJ o 1925 inclusive Tinkham testi led that only nominal returns lad been made to the clerk of the louse of representatives of the urns used for political purposes Tinkham a wet demanded that the committee obtain the names of at least the larger contributors He said these had never been made lublic He also requested the committee J to summon Bishop James Cannon mm SYSTEM IS DISGRACE W DECKER Northwest Depression Is Due to Inadequate Facilities Says Financier WASHINGTON April 15 Terming the banking system a na tional disgrace E W Decker of the Northwest Bancorporation Minneapolis today testified to the house banking committee that the agricultural depression in the north west was the direct result of inade quate banking facilities The bank failures of our section are not the direct result of agricul tural depression he said but the distress amongthe farmers is the result of inadequate banking facili ties Taking the stand as the commit tee began the group banking phase of Its investigation the Minncsotan said the unit system of banking was antiquated and that a new banking structure was needed to care for the needs of farmers and commercial Interests He recommended the group sys tem under which the various banks in the system retain their separate entities but have available the assis tance of other members of the sys tem when needed as the best rem edy for the situation Jr of the Methodist Episcopa church South and the books and papers of the Southern Methodis board of temperance and social ser vice of which Cannon is chairman Cannon has Informed the com mittee he would be glad to appea and furnish any informationdp sired Tinkham already has requeste that the committee investigate th board of temperance prohibitio and public morals of the Methodist Episcopal church and the Federal Council of Churches Witness Presents Table The witness presented the com mittee with a table intended to show how the money collected and expended by the national antisa loon league and 37 state leagues from 1920 to 1925 inclusive Total receipts were given as 116433 and expenditures as 065313 The estimated figure for 1926 disbursements was It maintains a political organi zation in every state of the unfon and in some states New York find Illinois notably it maintains expen sive and extensive headquarters No returns are made of the ex penses of these establishments as required by law nor of the expenses Turn io Puce 2 Column Dispute Over Identity of Planet Looms BERKELEY April 15 Identity of the new astral body dis covered by Lowell observatory as tronomers in Arizona last January aa the long sought transNeptunian planet waa challenged today by Di rector A O Leuschner of the Uni versity of California student obser vatory While agreeing with the discov erer that the object is beyond Nep tune Professor Leuschner declined to accept it as the ninthmember of the planetary family after further orbit computation received from Swarthmore university observatory and preliminary computation if mass just completed at the student observatory here Professor Leuschner said the new kywanderer might be a large as eroid a long period planetary ob ect or possibly a comet adding lowever that its discovery was of jreat significance because it ex ends the limits of the solar sys tem The computations of mass made lore Professor Leuschner ex plained Indicate the object is too small to have caused the deviation in Neptunes orbit which originally led to the suspicion that a trans Neptunian planet exists Sllphers Opinion Unchanged FLAGSTAFF Ariz April 15 to the contrary Dr V M Slipher director of the Lowell ob servatory here believes evidenceIn dlcatesUmt the recently dlscoyere Planet X is the long sought trans Neptunian planet and is not a comet Commenting on articles appear ing in current issues of scientific publications Dr Slipher said mis interpretation of his announcement of the discovery was evident No announcement of the dis covery was made until Lowell as tronomers were sure that it was the transNcptunlan planet he said And I have at no time inten tionally at least intimated that there was any doubts In Lowell ob servatory officials minds Including my own that the point of light Is anythingbut a transNeptunian planet Any inference to the con trary is a misinterpretation of tech nical terms PRESIDENT SAYS UNITED STATES OUGHT TO JOIN Has Demonstrated Its Three Are Freed in Shenandoah Bank Suits CRESTON April 15 Field Shenandonh seed man Earl Sheets and J L Gwynn also of Shenandoah were free today from connection in the suit against for mer directors of the First National bank of Shenandonh The trio agreed to pay J1000U and take over certain und liens of the defunct hank and the settlements were approved by Judge Charles A Dowey The suit amounting Lo nearly 5500000 was brot in federal court I by H J Sptirwny receiver for the bank Two officers Thomas H Read and his son Elbert A remain ns defendants Seek Indictment of U S Army Officer TOPEKA April 15 a day of preliminary examination of witnesses United States District At torney Sardius M Brewster went he fore a federal grand jury today seeking a murder indictment against Maj Charles A Sliepard 59 year old army mcdicnl officer licensed of j pretend to give service and thry proisoning his year old seconrll never even look to see if ynur ton wife at Fort Riley Kans last sumsils are nil Star mer Courier US CHAPLAINS ARE ATTACKED Coolidge Former Pastor Re sents Remarks of Balti more Minister WASHINGTON April 15 The Rev Jason Noble Pierce Calvin Coolidges former pastor today made public a letter to the Rev Peter Alnslie Baltimore minister calling on him to account for re marks made In Dr Plerces church yesterday insulting en masse the chaplains of the army and navy Dr Ainslie pastor of the Chris tian Temple Baltimore was quoted by listeners ns having said before a lenten service in the Congregational church that there is no more justi fication fnr being a chaplain in the army or navy than there Is for be inpr a cnapiain in a speakeasy Dr Pierce a former chaplain In the army nnd the chief of army chaplains Col Julian E Yates were present during Dr Ainslies sermon Colonel Yates today Joined Dr Pierce In denouncing the remarks by the Baltimore pastor In addition to his stern letter to Dr Ainslie calling for an explana tion Dr Pierce today expressed a wish to give the Maryland church man a punch in the eye for his Capacity for Peace Says Executive WASHINGTON April 15 IflV With the world court question rapidly assuming the proportions of a foremost political issue especial significance was attached today to a renewed and vigorous plea for American adherence voiced by Pres ident Hoover From the chief executives em phatic espousal of the entry of this country coming soon after the out burst of opposition which followed the Illinois primaries of a week ago was drawn the inference that Mr Hoover is prepared to wage a deter mined and aggressive fight for Am rican membership In the interna ional tribunal Avoid National Emotion The presidents appeal was ex pressed in an address delivered last night before the Daughters of the American Revolution Asserting that the causes of fric ion between the nations are ever present thruout the world Mr Hoo ver said that the remedy and the preventive of war lay In the crea tion of appropriate agencies for regular methodical disposal and so lution of these controversies so as to assure justice and avoid arousing of national emotions He went on to tell of the steps that have been these means of amicably adjusting International disputes and then said Has Done Well Statesmen over a generation have realized that with this growth of International law and precedent another method can be contributed to the pacific settlement of a vast number of incidental controversies of justifiable character if the world Turn io Pace Column Hoover Signs Bill for Missouri Bridges WASHINGTON April 15 President Hoover Monday signed the bill authorizing construction of not more than three bridges over the Missouri river between Omahn Nebr and Council Bluffs Iowa The authorization is given to the two cities and to their respective coun ties Douglas county Nebr and Pottawattamie county Iowa The bridges may be cither toll or free David Wnrflcld Better NEW YORK April 15 Warfield noted actor was recuper cting at the PostGraduate hospital today from a minor operation per formed two weeks ago His condition was announced as good Huh These swell filling station d to r in Search for Flyer CHICAGO April 15 T Search by air having been of no avail coastguard cutters have been naked to assist in the hunt for Ralph Fish er Sltellon Chicago artistaviator missing since Thursday on a flight I from Ann Arbor lo Chicago Russian Poet Killed Himself Over Love of Two Famous Actresses MOSCOW April 15 love of two widely known Russian actresses drove Vladimir Mayakov sky leading proletariat poet and playwright to shoot himself thru the heart his friends believed today Despondent U failure of his last two plays Bed Bug and Bat House which were criticized as Ideologically unsound the poet who was 36 years old found himself unable to choose between the two beautiful women and took Instead a quick effective way out In a dramatic farewell letter ad dressed to everybody he begged his mother sister and comrades to forgive him Lily Brik one of the two actresses then is mentioned and a plea made to her to love him Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April Mr Hoover appoint ed Judge Parker to the supremo court it was an unanimously popular ap pointment An able man Now find he de cided a case against some body one time So there is a likely rhance of him bclnp Im peached for WILL ROGERS treason indlcte dfor bigamy and subpoenaed for crossing a boulevard stop Its Secretary Hughes case river again You give us Innn enough Jo argue over something and we will bring you in proofs to show that the 10 commanil ments should never he ratified It 1 was Mr Hoover in my next appointment I would keep the name anonaymous till after he had been rallfiyl Yours WILL IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain In cast and cen tral portions Tuesday night possibly In extreme east portion Wednesday morning cooler in extreme nrthwest portion Tues day night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocl Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 63 Minimum in Night 36 At 8 A M Tuesday 38 Rainfall 82 of an Inch Without crops in the ground and reflecting the benefits directly few will appreciate how valuable the rain was which began falling a bit before midnight Monday It was the heaviest of the spring season and it fell In such a way that virtually every bit of it was assimilated by the dusty enrth Ruin conditions were continuing Tueslay with tem perature slightly above the freezing mark and chilly wind out of the cast ;