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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home DAELX EIMES HOME EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 19 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 165 IOWA LEGISLATURE ADJOURNED SIX EDUCATORS SUGGEST MORAL HOUSECLEANING Speakeasies Cars Beer Flats Blamed for Immorality pHICAGO April 19 prom V inent educators sitting as a coroners jury have evolved from the investigation into George Luxs death last Sunday a series of recom mendations for a moral house cleaning of modern youth for solu tion their verdict said of a problem seems to be becoming all too general for the public good Lux 23 was suffocated under an automobile in which he was rjding with young men and women follow ing a tour of roadhouses We recognize that the automo bile the roadhouse the beer flat and the speakeasy have been sources of social and moral deterior ation and urge that every effective 1 means of control be employed to regulate or eliminate as the case requires those sources of corruption the life of youth I Use All Agencies jj The jury believes that when not fonly schools but all other social In jfstltutlons as well develop ways and means of making character ideals effective a large part of the prob lem will be sqlved We are convinced that the prob lems and conditions which face youth are not of their own making They are not responsible for the ct that social conditions are un ble and unfavorable to the dcvel iiavlor arid the use the young peo le are going jto malie of existing Circumstances rests Withtheyoung igeneration The jury recommends that youth Incept and makeuse of whatever Ithey may receive from parents social and that Xy evaluate thataidinthe1 light Wheir deeds and aspirations fin the age of the automobile and intoxication has no VMust Bo Protected tyry feels that law enforce ought to be encour Xh individuals and social Uo fulfill with great Vligations School chil dren young men and la be protected as much the blighting Influ yir regular unlawful and so places Jas with the jurys recommen Sj on a statement was issued by Ji Bam J Bogan superintendent of S pSo schools In which on behalf jiture citizenship he appealed I1 ithers to give this town a mor y jusecleaning i i Appointed Tax Appraiser HARION April D Sul Belmond has been appotnt theritarice tax appraiser for it county by Judge Garfield ullivan succeeds J H Reese Belmond who resigned on pt of ill heajth lIOWA FORECAST iiowers Friday night and nirday slightly warmer Fri night in east and central tlong and In extreme east tlon Saturday OCAL STATISTICS oeGazette weather figures for ur period ending at 8 oclock hest Thursday 59 Degrees vest in Night 43 Degrees 18 A M Friday 47 Degrees jinfall 02 of an Inch fursdays maximum was 4 de higher than that of Wednes 2 degrees less than that of ilay The slight rainfall which red Thursday night or early y morning was the eleventh in rst 19 days of April Of course auld be remembered April is Honth of showers L J Will Roger BOSTON Mass April This city of Boston has a holiday tomorrow Its Clarence De Mar day He cele brates Paul Re vere day by running tiie same course quickeron foot than Paul did on a hoes e I see where the democratic campaign defic it department has called a meeting to be held at the Ritx in New York WILL ROGERS We nevfi thot we would ever see the day that we would Bee democrats meeting at a Ritz hotel They are just living abuve their means thats alls the matter with them Yours WILL Copyright 1920 Is Out for U S Senate MEXICAN REBELS IN PRISON WAITING TRIAL KIDNAPING CASE INFORMER SHOT 1IF JT 1 f Lalked loo Much Is Police Theory of Murder TOLIET Aprl 19 im J portant tho sub rosa ftgurp in the Ranieri kidnaping case of last December has been assassinated in his own dooryard probably police said because he talked too much Joseph Perconti 37 slain by shot gun killers shortly before last mid night is the man generally believed to have given police information on which they found the kidnapers of 10 year old Billy Ranieri He was arrested with the kidnapers and when the case against him later was dismissed the understanding was that It was in consideration of In formation which resulted in the con viction of two men Fire Shotguns at Perconti Perconti had just put away his automobile in the garage at the rear of his home last night when two or more men from a curtained automobile discharged sawed off at him at close range Tho two weapons later were found 150 feet away Among those being sought today for the slaying was Percontia broth er Tony one of those charged with tha actual kidnaping of the Ranieri boy but who never was apprehended Police believe Tony may have killed his brother in the belief that Joe Percontis story to officers had in volved him In the abduction Threatened His Life Mrs Joe Perconti said she re ceived a phone call late yesterday threatening her husbands life un less he turned over a large sum of money to the caller who when asked his identity said Joe will know who When she told her husband of the call he merely shrugged his shoul ders Mrs Perconti said and made no comment Joe Percent had a dubious repu tation with Jpliet police who con nected him with various liquor en terprises They considered it possible that a liquor feud may have been the cause of his assassination but they gave greater credence to the dead mans connection with the Ranieri case Another figure In the Ranieri case Ole Scully was killed while the trial of the kidnapers was in progress Former Iowa Falls Man Will Explore in Africa IOWA FALLS April and Mrs Harold Bingham formerly of this city leave June 15 for Africa to be gone nine months Professor Bingham has for the past four years been identified with Yale uni versity and ia being sent to the dark continent by that institution to study the habits of the gorilla Mr and Mrs Bingham will visit Eng jland and France enroute to the Bel gian Congo Some of tho rebels captured pending trial In federal drlvo to quell Mexican revolution being held In prison REBEL FRIENDS SHOOT AVIATOR Flyer Attempted to Tear Down AntiGil and Mor MEXICO April 19 CffVA Mexican army aviator has lost his life In prevention of an Insult to his countrys president Emilld Fortes Gil and United States Ambassador Dwight W Morrow By a peculiar twist of irony the insult which he sought to avert materialized anyway as his life he came extinct Wednesday night Lieut Joaquin arcia Bolauos 22 saw a group of men pasting some posters to walls on the outskirts of Mexico City He stopped to read one and saw on it the statement that President For tes Gil and Ambassador Morrow were conniving to destroy Mexico a subsequent sentence describing Morrow as the enemy of this coun try Lieutenant Bolanos remonstrated attempting to take the posters from the men One drew a pistol and shot the aviator inflicting wounds from which he died early today The entire group escaped Police at about the time he was dying discovered walls about the city had been covered with hun dreds of the posters and set about removjng them Ambassador Morrow said nothing of the affair at his usual week day press conference Thursday evening It was not until late last night that the reference to him and to Presi dent Portes Gil was revealed by the police Night Clubs Hostess Cries on Acquittal Helen Morgan Is Another ivT TV ure ralaces NEW YORK April 19 Helen Morgan actress and enter tainer acquitted by a federal Jury of maintaining a common nuisance by the sale of liquor in a night club is thru with night clubs for ever After hearing the verdict which ended her trial last night she said T dont want ever to think of it again I have been thru such a terrible day that I want to forget all about it I am night clubs forever She was paleand tremlillng when the jury came in at nC ter having been out four hours and 5S minutes When she heard the verdict she seemed about to faint She began to weep softly and fi nally broke down and cried with out restraint Her acquittal was the second de feat suffered by the government in two weeks in cases against broad way night club hostesses Last week Texas Guinan was found not guilty of maintaining nuisance at the Salon Roy ale In each case WILL H HAYS SEEKS DIVORCE Incompatibility Czar of GERMAN FINDS U S FRIENDLY Streserrfan Says Nowhere Has Germany Received as Much Cooperation BiERLINVipril 18 mariysforeign minister Dr Strese manri finds that nowhere has Ger mariyo foreigu policy of peaceful re construction and conciliatory co operation met with so much appre ciation as in the United States In a preface to a record of the countrys political developments during the last decade published un der the title of Zehn Jahre Deutsche Geschichte Ten Years of German Dr Strcsemann writes As America la destined to play a significant role in the political developments of the near future the rapprochement between Germany and America in such a comparative ly short time must be considered one of the most gratifying results ol Germanys foreign policy auguring well for our future May this tend tt bring the conviction to the German people that despite all reverses anc checks their goals have been wel chosen and help to give us strength to pursue them with all the means at our disposal ALGONAN WILL BASE CAMPAIGN ON HIS RECORD Wants Seat While He Is Young Enough toGive Good Service By I C KARTACK Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES April 19 didacy of Congressman L J Dickinson of Algona for United States senator from Iowa is defi nitely announced in letters received friends here this week Dickinson in these communica ions stated his purpose to make a constructive aggressive cam laign One letter received by J H Strief member of the state board of con rol declares I have definitely decided to be a candidate for the United States sen ate in the June primary of 1030 It s my purpose to make a construc Ive aggressive campaign I wil jase my campaign upon my li years of service as a member of the louse during which time I have made every effort to faithfully rep resent the interests of the people of my district and of the state of Iowa If my apprentice snip as the rep resentative entitles me to a promo yfpuldllke to secure such promotion while X am yet young enough to render good service a special prosecutor came from Washington Miss Morgan did not testify The only defense witness was her manager Myron S Nentham who said she was only an employe of the club known as Helen Mor gans summer home and had a contract calling for a salary of a week Texas Gutnan yesterday was de nied an injunction to restrain the police from enforcing the 3 a m curfew law on the Club Intime She maintained that the club as a part of the Hotel Harding was exempt from the regulation Movies Claims in His Complaint SULLIVAN Ind April 19 Will H Hays popularly known as Czar of the movies filed a petition in circuit court yesterday for di vorce from Helen Thomas Hays of this city and for custody of their 14 year old son The petition states that Mr and Mrs Hays were married in 1902 but separated because of the incompati bility of their temperaments and have not lived together for years County Home Inmate 71 TO BE CANDIDATE Congressman L J Dickinson of Algonn Friday announced his candidacy for the United States senate in letters received by Des Molnes friends REVELSTOKE OF BRITAIN DIES OF HEART DISEASE Conference Fails as Ger mans Refuse to in ALBERT LEA Minn April The body of Nick Mundohl 71 an inmate of the county home was found In the creek early Wednesday morning by Clifford Dahl son of the caretaker It is believed that the man wan dered away from the home during the night and in the fog fell off the bank into the creek where he was drowned Mrs Williams of this city is the only relative so far as is known The funeral arrangements have not jbeen made THOMPSONBACKS HOOVER STAND Tariff Adjustments of Presi dent Suit Farm Bureau Head CHICAGO April 19 H Thompson head of theAmerican Farm Bureau Federation in a statement issued here last night de fended President Hoovers proposals for securing farm relief thru tariff j adjustments a policy provocative j of congressional criticism The nature of some of the argu ment advanced against the presi dents remarks on tariff Thompson said warrant raising the question of why a tariff on agricultural pro ducts is necessary It seems that the purpose of an agricultural tariff is to encourage crop expansion while at present we are not producing a sufficient quan tity to meet domestic demand This Increase in quantity will re result in a reduction in those crops of which we are now producing a surplus Thus our surplus crop problem wil be met in some meas ure PIONEER DEAD AT IOWA FALLS Arthur Altshuler 66 Is Vic tim of Heart Disease IOWA FALLS March thur Altschuler 65 pioneer merch ant here died early Friday morning of heart disease He had been in poor health since his retirement from business a few years ago He is sur vived by his widow two sons in Kan sas City and a aaughter in Chicago Mrs N F Popham 35 Rockford Dies After Long Illness ROCKFORD April N F Popham 35 died here this morn ing following an illness which had lasted for two years Dropsy and diabetes were the cause Mrs Popham who had lived here since her marriage 10 years ago died at the home of Mr Pophams parents Mr and Mrs Popham She is survived by her husband twin daughters Alma and Erma 9 and her mother Mrs Straiten of Cedar Rapids No funeral arrange ments have been made TO FILE MOTION FOR NEW TRIAL Case Against Red Ball Firm Is Not Finished Say Attorneys WAVERLY April motion for a new trial in the suit of Ella B Wood vs G B Luck and the Red Bail Transportation company will be filed sometime within the 30day limit set by Judge M H Kepler at torneys for the plaintiff saidhere today It is not known when such a mo tion in the damage suit would be ruled on as work in the March term of court has been com pleted and the next term does not open until September In the first trial in which the verdict was for the defendants jury balloting from the first was 9 to 3 in their favor it was learned here DEADLOCK ENDS FOLLOWINGVOTE ON TAX SCHEME rlouse Concurs in Reso lution Asking for Ex tra Session 4 By I C KARTACK Associated Press Staff Write DES MOTNES April 19 The fortythird Iowa genera assem bly officially passed into history at p m yesterday following a break in a six day deadlock betweeu bouse and senate over the question of taxation and of voting a state tax levy for governmental expendi tures in the next two years Clocks which had been stopped on the half hour before noon of Friday April 12 the time fixed for adjourn ment sine die were set in motion The session closed amid customary ceremonies with Speaker Johnson and Lieutenant Governor McFar lane each in hia rostrum facing each other down a lane formed by legislators and extending across the statehouse rotunda The gavels fell simultaneously as the presiding offi cers of the legislature spoke the words that proved in this case to be both armistice and benediction on ne of the greatest legislative bat les in Iowas history Call Battle Draw Many observers called the deci sion a draw since the Insurgent gained Important concessions by legislation aimed at tax revision and possible revenue accrument Cedar Rapids Woman Takes Her Own Life CEDAR RAPIDS April 19 Mrs Lilia Worthington 60 widow of J M Worthington committed suicide here last night by turning on the gas in the kitchen stove after stuffing ths cracks with rags A note gave no hint as to the reason Coroner R A Vorpahl said an in quest was unnecessary promise PARIS April 19 and tired by the1 failure of the repara tions conference to arrive at a satis factory settlement Lord Revelstoke distinguished British banker died in his apartment at a m Heart disease was given as the cause His brother the Honorable Cecil Baring was at his side when the end came The plenary session of the reparations experts commitee which was to hearhis report this morning on the breakdown of the conference negotiations convened and immediately adjourned Intimates said the famous Brit isher who shared with Sir Josiah Stamp the leadership of the British delegation had been under an in tense strain thruout yesterdays session of his subcommittee At this session the German tlelc ation refused a compromise with the allies making Imminent its ad journment and failure He was believed to have held at the end some hope the reparations conference might still emerge with some sort of settlement this belief being based on comments to his brother when he arrived at the apartment he maintained at Fau borg Saint Honore He complainec of being tired and then said Dont suppose that this thing has gone beyond repair It may be patched up yet may mean John Baring Revelstoke or Lord Revelstoke the second baron of that name was one of Britains most dis tinguished bankers a director in the TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 6 Investigate Attempt to Rob Bank of Dana DANA April 19 An unsuc cessful attempt was made to break into the vault of the Bank of Dana last night Employes this morning discovered the front door pried open and evidences of an effort to open the vault with a torch Fingerprint experts working with the sheriff t investigated Allison Man Sells Interest ALLISON April Joseph Matzke has sold his stock in the Butler County Oil company to Frank Fisher His future plans have not been made known Resigns After CRESCO April S3 Years RADIO TIPS OFF HOUSE BURGLAR Broadcast to Squad Cars Picked Up by Robber at His Work April 19 is a great invention the burglar said A woman observing a man lei surely looting a third floor apart ment telephoned police Police no tified station WGN to flash word to touring squad cars equipped with receiving sets A moment later listeners to WG N heard this Detective squads attention Theres a burglar on the third floor at 5737 Prairie avenue The squad of Lieut Walter Storms heard the call and sped to ward the address The men entered the apartment and found the robber gone In a corner n radio was going full blast Tucked under the lid 33 years of service as clerk in the this note Cresco postoffice Miss Stella I Dear radio man Thanks for the OBrien has resigned and been I tipoff Youre a swell annovmcel placed on the retired list jrm now signine off1 Jor thecedTng of tha eoritestetfpoiht on voting of a tax levy for the next biennium The disintegration of the legisla tive session started with a break in the senate which capitulated on bouse joint resolution No D a meas ure providing for appointment of a legislative committee to study reve nue and taxation problems for a re port to either a special session of he general assembly or to the next regular session The senate which had been holding up consideration of this resolution pending action by he house on the tax levy authoriza tion finally adopted the conference report paving the way for other conceding processes As finally agreed to by senate nnd house this resolution requires the legislative committee either to make separate or Joint taxation and revenue surveys with the state tax commission for a joint report to the legislature After adoption the fol lowing were named as committee members Senators Rlgby Clark of Linn county and Patterson Repre sentatives Lovrien Green and Kline all republican excepting Kline Asks Special Session After the senate break in thn deadlock the following events hap pened in rapid order house a3opted senate con current resolution No 16 asking Governor Hammill to call a special session for taxation reform as soon as the state tax commission and the legislative revenue committee has made a report concurred in senate 509 amending the tax commission bill to give the governor the ap pointing of commissioners without restriction other than confirmation by the senate House had held out for appointment by the governor TURN TO PAGE S COLUMN 3 Decorah Church Will Dedicate New Organ DECORAH April The con gregation of the F N E L church has set May 26 as the date for the dedication of its new organ now under construction by the Hinners Organ company Peorla 111 Prof Theodore Nickel is arrang ing an elaborate program for the day He has invited Dr Herman Preus of Our Saviours church at Minneapolis to deliver the Sun day morning acrmon The Rev T A Hoff of Luther college will have charge of the Liturgical part of the service AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Women dont fool their selves no more than men do except I aint never seen one that didnt blame hei fat on somethin else besides eatin too much ;