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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILY PA Edited for the Home EDIT VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 17 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 163 Liquor Chief Issue Illinois Race Brings Old Question to Fore itc By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April 17 Mrs Ruth Hanna Mc Cormick is a po litical big game hunter for fair When a man goes hunting he has to bag some unusually form idable monster to attract much at tention Instead of congratulating him upon a mere ly mediocre per f ormanee we consider him a dub unless he does at least that r3 well A woman However can knock over quite an tordinary critter and yet win a lot of because of anything re Tlriarkable in the trophy but because jit was a woman who laid the var fcnilnt low But a quarry of such exceptional and ferocity as the Nimrod might glory In Jbeingin a position to a Diana to bump off as rare a prize all that is a wonderful stunt for jjyone whether in petticoats or ilus four In fact we incline to think first of kthe magnificence of the jand secondarily of the identity of the Edeadshot some museum will owe Bt to IRS MeCORMICK is the first womari to score a nomination jfor the United States senate This nvould be an event of capital interest un itself but the item of interest In Mrs McCormicks senate vindidacyj las a woman really pales into insig nificance in comparison with the im portance of the outcome of the fight which her nomination involves ler does as politicians view it any Frivolous folk may see in it only Initial campaign by a woman to Into the upper house of con rurnto Pajfell Column ILICE HUNTING LETTER WRITER ove Nqtes Best Clew to Slaying of Washington Girl WASHINGTON April17 man who wrote love letters to Mary frequent letters of unre f trained ardor was sought by the olice today as a figure of the great est importance in the mystery that J surrounds her death He has not been seen ia Washing ton recently The authorities are that he has left the city whether in flight or not They have Jhis name but they decline to make public Today they wete tryingto deter Jniine if he was one of Miss Bakers Quests at a hotisewarming party on 31 when she and her two jcompanions Miss Mildred Sperry and Miss Olga Skinner moved into their new house in Lyon park Va Miss Baker was assaulted and I then murdered in a lonely road near National cemetery on Frl day night The next day her body Kywas found stuffed into a culvert and her automobile was discovered Jvstreaked with blood half a mile away GAS HERE BY FALL Gandhi Asks Followers for More Resistance MAHATMA TELLS HIS REVQLTERS TO STAND FIRM Indian Cities Are Quiet After Clashes With Police BoMBAY April 17 Gandhi Indian nationalist leader called upon his fellowswarajists to day for an even more intense non violent resistance to British author ity if independence for India is to bs won If we are to stand the final heat of battle he said we must learn to stand our ground in the face at cavalry and baton charges We must allow ourselves to be trampled un der horse hoofs and bruised with baton charges His appeal was contained in an editorial in Young India his news paper under the head A Survey He declared The mass manifestation salt in Gujerat ex ceeded all expectations Bombay and its suburbs have done no less Re ports coming to me from all over India are fully encouraging That mass nonviolence is a perfect pos slbility has been sufficiently demon atrated during the past eight days Quiet After Fighting KARACHI India April 17 This city was quiet today after bit ter fighting yesterday in which British trpops firedon a mobi thousands gathered outside th courthouse in protest against arres and trial of six of the civil disobedi ence campaign leaders A check today showed that on was killed in the fighting 11 seri ously injured and 46 others injure so as to seek treatment at the hoE pitals These included 17 police Th dead man was an Indian civilian The government health lauoratorj with apparatus valued at thousand of pounds was destroyed during thi rioting Both the treasury office am another government office were ser iously damaged Criticize Mob Handling Considerable criticism of govern ment handling of the mob wa heard It was said that the impend ing demonstration was a matter o common knowledge but that the au thorities In pursuance of the gov ernments conciliatory policy die nothing to forestall possible trouble Opponents of the government polifi were indignant that the mob wa allowed to gather and said that sen sible handling of the situation woul have prevented the outbreak Reports here were that Calcut was quiet yesterday after sanguin ary rioting Tuesday Poona also wa quiet Anxiety however continue that troops soon may have to b employed in earnest with conse quences which cannot be foreseen Humboldt Teacher Resigns HUMBOLDT April H Miller president of the board of has announced that all Smerabers of the school faculty were ireUected Howard JIathews agri jculture teacherhas resigned AUNT BET By Robert Quillen I wouldnt want a girl o mine to be as popular with he boys as Ittary is if I had o lie like that when some Dody asked what kind oys they was Mail Broken Lnto at Clear Lake Station 3arcels Are Found Opened in Milwaukee Railroad Waiting Room A small quantity of mail in the Milwaukee station at Clear Lake vas rifled late Wednesday night or early Thursday morning according o a report to officials Sheriff G E 2ress and A R Peterson Clear Lake policeman were notified and started investigating A M Shaw postal inspector with jeadquarters at Mason City is in vestigating the case but has nolh ng official to report as yet on his Endings When Ralph Anderson clerk came to work at 4 oclock Thurs day morning he some dresses and shoes and the wrapping of par cels scattered on the floor A sack of first class mail had also been opened but as far as could be earned nothing had been taken Because of the electrical storm thelights at Clear Lake were out When Mr Anderson arrived the sta Uou was in darkness and for a while afler the investigations were started the lights remained out The office of the railroad station was not entered Entrance to the waiting room had been gained thru a window The mail had been placed in the stajtion following the departure of the train at oclock Wednesday night The station was then locked Glass on a candy vending ma chine was broken butno money was taken froin thtsylstate railway employes SeveralsackV bi mail were in the waiting room bul only a small portion of the parcels were rifled 10 Carloads of Mexicans Brot to M C ATTIC MAN TO MAKE PLEA Grand Jury Continues Inves tigation of Garment Mans Death LOS ANGELES April 17 Otto Sanhuber atticman slayer ot Fred Oesterreich wealthy retired garment manufacturer today was summoned before Superior Judgo Walton J Wood to plead to a charge of murder Sanhuber recently svaa indicted by the county grand jury after be had confessed Inhilling the garment maker nearly cijfht years ago His attorneys indicated that their client would enter pleas of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity Meanwhile the grand jury con tinued Us iuvestlgation of various phases of the case Sanhuber who confessed that he lived in secret at tic rooms in various Oesterreich homes in Milwaukee Wis and Los Angeles over a period of IS years said he killed Oeslerreich on the night of Aug 22 1922 when he feared that Sirs Walburga Oester reich the garment makers wife would be slain during a violem quarrel with her husband Mrs Oesterreich to date has refused to make any statement inhuoer aad his love for Mrs Oesterreich hfU prompted him to live in the attic of the various Oesterreich homo Several hundreds of Mexicans have been arriving in Mason City recently or passing thru here on their way north to work in the beet fields They are arriving about n month earlier this year than usual Wednesday night and Thursday morning 27 carloads or about 70U individuals arrived on the M and St L railroad and 75 came up on the Rock Island lines Only about 10 carloads of these will remain in Mason City or Eelmond and the others will work farther north Have Come Sleiidlly The 700 who arrived on the Al and St L railroad Wednesday night and Thursday morning came in two special trains Another special train with nine cars of Mexicans is ex pected on this same railroad Friday night For the past two weeks the Mexicans have oeen coming stead ily in large numbers According to Earl O Moore manager of the Mason City nnd Belmond plants of the American Beet Sugar company approximate ly 4000 laborers will be employed in the fields of these two plants the coming season He estimates that 75 per cent of this total remained here from last year Many Whites Employed About 30 per cent of the men employed in tne beet fields arc white states Mr Moore The pro portion would be larger he declares if more white labor was available He states it Is impossible to get sufficient while labor on the farm to satisfy the needs of the industry The coming of the Mexicans is earlier this year be stales because the compan3 wants to make cer tain that enough labor will be avail able The laborers come from Texas Kansas Convict Gets an Additional Sentence TOPEKA Kans April 17 Dallas Gammon now serving a16 year sentence in the Leavenworth penitentiary for using the mails to defraud jnust serve an added year arid a day as a result of his convic tion before Judge Richard J Hop kins in the United States district court on a similar charge He was convicted the first time in Des Moines The district attorneys office here said Gammon advertised pure bred bulls for sale but really only had BOOTLEG SLAYING FEARED A series of slayings similar to that of District Attorney Clinton Price at Mauston Wls planned by liquor interests of Jimcjin county in reprisal for a recent conviction in a bootleg conspiracy ease Is feared by Wisconsin authorities Top the parapet behind Irlces liomo where his assassin staqd below the river at rear of the Price home which was crossed by the slayer who left n sholjrtm in ilie houthouse In foreground Inset wlfn ot the murdered district attorney for whose murder IVall Wright ousted sheriff has been held Capoiie Morgan Gangs In Merger to Swell Profits Merger of Gangland Forces Expected to Decrease Killings CHICAGO April 17 union of Chicagos warring gangs un der the single leadership of Al Scarface Capone was understood today to have been effected The amalgamation of the Capone and George Bugs Moran factions heretofore at odds with each other over liquor gambling and vice traf fic has for its reported purposes The ending of gang gunnery which has been responsible for hun dreds of deaths in Chicago during recent years and The coordinating of all ma jor gang enlerprises for purposes of increased power and profils Celebrated Ieacc Pact The peace agreenicnl was re ported by the Herald and Examiner as having been secretly signed fol lowing conferences at Capone head quarters at Twentysecond street and Michigan avenue Last night the agreement bind ing members of several warring groups into one large gang was celebrated at numerous places where the more prominent gang members congregale The Herald and Examiner said Ihese parlies were atlended by lesser lighls of both the Capone and Moran gangs with Capone men in the majority The Moran celebralion of Ihe rati fication is planned for a later date Loop Has Been Ciiponc Altho the amalgamation brings under one leadership the most im portant gang men of Chicago it is not entirely representative Neither William Klondike ODonnel nor Ralph Sheldon each mentioned fre quently in west side affairs is included in the gang union The theory of Capone and Moran men however was reported as being thai the new organization because of its greater power would be Turn n Injfc 11 Column Hi U S Concerned About Alleged Radio Trust Accountant Dies After Being Wounded Three Times Ind April 17 J Enemies within the church were jlamed by cuunly authorities today or tlie slaying oC Edward D Piev on ChicagoNegro and auditor foi he NationalBaptist convention Picrson was found iu the Muscat ituck river near Scottsburg Ind Three fishermen heard lis faint cries for help and found lim feebly clinging to the branches of a tree He died soon after he ivas rescued There six bid et wounds in his body his hnrds and feet were bound and two trav eling bags were weighted about his neck Brief Case Members of the family said Tier son had frequently found Irregular ilies in accounts of the Negro churches comprising the Nat Baptist convention and expresse someone was hire to kill him Scottsburg is on a main Louis villeIndianapolis highway It is ue lieved by Chicago police that Pier Turn in Iiigc II Column Investigation of R C A Combine With Large Concerns WASHINGTON April 17 department of justice is malt ing a careful examination of the proposed acquisition of the radio manufacturing aclivilies and facili ties of the General and Westing house Electric companies by the Radio Corporation of America An announcement lo Ihis effect was issued after Senator Dill demo crat Washington who has long been interesled In radio legislation ailed the atlention of the senate to le proposed combination terming t a new trust monopoly To Be Huge Combine The departments announcement ssued late yesterday said that it fully advised regarding the iroposed affiliation was investi gating it fully and was cousider bly concerned about it Meanwhile David Sarnoff the rcsident of the Radio corporation ssued a statemcul in New Yorl TED LIGHT IN LARGE NETWORK Hanlon Announces Plans to Pipe Gas From Southwest O R M A L announcement that Mason City is to be included in the initial nat ural gas system into Iowa was made Thursday by Hanlon president Frank J of the LIFE TERMER GETS NEW TRIAL Amended Law in Michigan Grants Another Chance for Convict FLINT Mich April 17 PI Channie Tripp the first man in Michigan to go to prison for life on the basis of four liquor law vio lations was free today His sen tence under the habitual criminal clause of the state criminal code was quashed by Judge James S Parker yesterday Tripp was prepared to appear for giving the details of the proposed He said the niitlior zcd common radio stock would be ncretised from 7500000 shares to 10000000 snares with G580370 ssued to General Electric and West nghouse in return for royalties manufacturing rights and tangible assets An increase in the B pre ferred radio stock from 813355 to 1500000 shares also is planned he said with a part the increoset stock being given over to Westing house and General Electric Charges Radio Trust Tn bringing up the subject in th senate Dill read a newspaper ite saying that the result would be t give Westlnghotise and Genera Electric control oC the Radiu corp oration which he added has bui up subsidiaries controlling the man ufacture and dislribulion of radi acts If the department of justice hai gone ahead in Ihe prosecution of Lh radio Irust he continued till new trust monopoly would not hav been formed I hope thai the de partment of justice will take no lice of this enormous organization wbich is being formed to dominate the entire manufacture and distri bution business in the radio world another trial granted by the Worth of Gems Found in Trunk in Hotel Room NEWTON Mass April 17 T Jewelry valued at was held by police today and Fred G Hughes 47 who gave his address us the Hotel Sherman Chicago was arrested on suspicion Hughes talked freely at the police station and told officers to investi gate his room at the Motel Statlcr in Boston They found three trunks contain ing1 a large assortment of pearls watches antique jewels bracelets and necklaces They es timated the value of the jewelry at Authorities from nearby cilice where robberies have been accom plished recently were summoned to day to attempt to identify the jew elry slate supreme court on a writ of error Judge Parker expunged the case against Tripp and 33 other law violators from the records on the motion oC Prosecutor Ghulcs D Beagle The way for Tripps release was paved by the last state legislature which amended the habitual crim inal code to remove liquor offenses from the classification of felonies Under the code convicllion of four felonies makes a life sentence mandatory ILINDBERGH Pauline Frederick to Marry for 4th Time NEW YORK April 17 ino Frederick stage and screen star is about to undertake lier fourth matrimonial venture friend learned today after a marringe li cense hnd been issued to her and Hugh Chisholm LeiglUon president of the Interstate News company After obtaining the license yes terday the couple hurried away from the municipal building with out saying when or where the cor cmony would taitc place Inmates of Irish Insane Hospital Rescued From Fire BELFAST Northern Ireland April 17 of inmaler of the Antrim insane asylum 2 miles from Belfast had lo be re moved last night when the builrlin caught afire More than once pnnii threatened but attendants accom plished the difficult task of shifting the patients without a life bcm lost Peoples Gas and Electric com pany Plans are now being made to lay the pipe lines to Mason City Dew Moines and Fort Dodge this summer HO that natural gaswill be available ere by fall according to Mr Hau In this project Mason Ciy will be ome a part of a giant natural gas clworlc that will include three rgc public utility coinjviuies one C the dominant ones of which is the Jnitcd Light and Power company f which the Peoples Gus and ISlec ric company Is a subsidiary Gets Announcement The following announcement wtis eueived by Mr Hanlon from the Jhicago office of the United Light md Power company An announcement of far rench ng importance concerning fuel sit uation in Nebraska Kansas and western and central Iowa was made today O R Seagravc the Moody Seagrave company announces that Missouri Valley Gas company which is at present constructing a 24 inch pipe line from Stevens county Kansas toward Lincoln and Omaha Kebr has reached an agreement with a group controlling artificial and natural gas plants in central Kansas eastern Neb raska and western and central Iowa It ia the intention of this group which comprises the United Light and Power company North American Light and Power com pany and Lone Star corporation to expand their marketing facilities thruout this territory Otvtifl fllnny The United Light and Power company now owns manufactured gas plants in Lincoln and Beatrice Nebr Red Oak Shenandoah Fort Dodge Mason City and Clear Lake find other cities in Nebraska and western and centra Iowa The North American Light and Power company owns manufac tured gas plants in DCS Moines Iowa and territory adjacent thereto The North American Light nnd Power company thru its subsidiar ies the Nebraska Natural Gas com pany has franchises in a number of communities in eastern Nebraska It also owns n very extensive natur al gas system in Kansas tapping Turn In IIIRC II Column Will Assist Famous Husband in Flight to New York LOS ANGELES April 17 Mrs Charles A Lindbergh the for mer Anne Morrow will actively as sist her liushnnd the famous Flying Colonel in the couples contemplat ed oneslop experimental high alti tude transconiinenlal air Irip to New York While preparing for Ihe fligul ex peeled lo begin wilhin a few days Colonel Lindbergh said that his wife would be his navigating assistant If we encounter storm areas at high altitudes Colonel Lindbergh said we plan to continue by celes trial navigation We are equipped for that with an aviation sextant Mrs Lindbergh will make the ob servations Free balloon tesls of high alti tude wind currenls arc being made dully Ihc colonel said by T A T Maddux air lines and government weather and radio stations at scat tered points along the route Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April reading these late census reports and il shows thnt the small town is pasHing We not only ought to regret it we ought to do some thing to remedy it It was the incuba tor that hatched all our big men and thats why we havent as many bigWIII IKKHlfe men today us we used to have Start to have a presidential elec tion nowadays and have to post pone Neither side got anybody big enough lo run Take every small town that raised big men out of business and you would have nobody left running it but vicepresidenls You can kid about the old rubes thai sal around the cracker barrel spit in the stove but they were all doing their own think ing They didnt have their minds made up by some propagandist speaker al Ihc nowhere luncheon club Yours for more small tovn rubes WILL ROGERS 9Ke Weatfier IOWA WEATHER Iurtly cloudy cooler In ex treme south portion Possibly frost in extreme southwest por tion Showers in rxtrtmn north portion Tliuridiiy niRht Friday fair slightly warmer in west iul north viitnil portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobcGazclte weather figures for M hour period ending at S oclock u m Thursday Wcclnnscliiy 11 Minimum in Night ifi At 8 A M Thursday 3D Kiinfull 15 of nn Inch Precipitation for the first half of the current week was brot to 150 inches by the additional rain and mist which fell Wednesday and Wednesday night A thunderstorm early Thursday morning with the temperature only a few degrees above the freezing point was a phenomenon for the weather sharks to explain ;