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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home EDIT VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SKKVKUC MASON CITY IOWA 22 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKViUB NQ 16 DEATH FIRE 317 I II1L Delegates Sign EpSchMaking Limitation FIVE COMES REE TO LIMIT STRE1TH Americans Are First to Sign Document in Historic Room An abstract of tho naval treaty will be found on page 14 By MACKENZIE Associated Press Staff Writer T ONDON April 22 tatives of the five dominant naval powers of the world America Great Britain Japan Ifrance and Italy this afternoon affixed their signa tures to an epochmaking treaty limiting and reducing the navies ot three of them and restricting the navies of the other two Col Henry L Stimson American secretary of state and his col leagues on the American delegation were the first to sign the historic document M Briand French fov eign minister J Ramsay MacDon ald British prime minister and Ad miral Giuseppe Sirianni with their delegations followed Reijiro Wakatsuki a former prime minister of Japan and those of the Tokyo delegation who worked with him thru the three months and one day of long difficult negotiations were the last of the five power representatives to affix their signatures A Settingfor nn Artist The unpretentious but dramatic ceremony which marked the cul mination of the greatest disarma ment conference of all time took place shortly after midday in the ancient and royal palace of St Janes The setting was one for an artist the final plenary session of the parley being held in Queen An nes drawing room with its rich red tapestries from the midst of which looked down the portraits of a long line of English Kings Fourteen weeks ago the confer ence was ushered into being in the midst of dense fog which pervaded the house of lords in a ghostlike blanket There was that same fog early today taut shortly after the plenary session convenedthe April sunshine broke thru the mists anfl glinted from the golden trappings of Queen Annes favorite room The treaty signed definitely lim its the navies in all categories uf America Great Britain and Japan and provides reduction in ships al ready under construction in at least one category capital ships France and Italy could not compose their differences and so today adhered only to other sections of the pact which important enough in them selves prescribe a capital ship hol iday limitation 011 sizes ot sub marines Immunization of their use and record agreement on other technical phases of the conference work Occupied Half un Hour Formal signing of the treaty oc cupied less than half an hour Ad journment was taken at p m lafter a less than three hour meet ing in which the chief delegates in formal addresses had expressed their gratification in their liauffi Tiirn lo Pngc Column AUNT HET By Eobert Quillen Parker Has No Idea of Withdrawal SCENE OF ATTEMPTED PRISON BREAK WASHINGTON April 22 Judge John J Parker has in formed his friends here that he has no intention of withdrawing as a nominee for the supreme court be cause of the opposition of labor and Negro organizations or because of the senate judiciary committees action in opposing his confirmation He is now considering the ad visability of requesting that the committee give him an opportunity to appear before it and answer the objections that have been raised against him His supporters in the senate believe that such a course will be followed Has 2 Opponents Some members of the committee have said that if Judge Parker wants to be heard they will be glad to hear him but this question if the request is made must be settled by a vote on the committee Yesterday a motion that Judge Parker be asked to appear was de feated At the same time the com mittee voted to disapprove his nom ination Objection to the confirmation of Judge Parkers nomination was raised by the American Federation of Labor and the Association for the Advancement of Colored People Had No Choice The former argued that Parkei was biased in favor of property rights as opposed to human rights and based this contention upon a eaty Prison GuardjOHIO CONVICTS ME TRAPPED IN State and County in Clash Over Investigation of Prison Tragedy The youngman Sue mar ried is called a good fellow so that will make two women on this block takin in washin decision of the nominee as Der of the federal circuit bench which upheld the socalled Yellow Dog contract under which em ployes bind themselves not to join labor unions The decision restrained the United Mine Workers from soliciting employes of a large West Virginia coal mining company Later the justice department issued a statement saying that Judge Parker had no freedom of action in the consideration of this case and that in his decision he necessarily followed the previous action of the supreme court CANMATESlN IOWA ARE AIDED Wet Organization Supported Three WouldBe Con gressmen By RADFORD E iMOBLKV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON April 22 Reve lation that the Association Against the Eighteenth Amendment sup ported candidates against three present Iowa congressmen includ ing Representative Ed H Campbell in the last campaign has aroused much speculation as to the activity of the organization in the elections this summer and fall Henry H Curran president of the association testified before the senate lobbycommittee that his or ganization had supported 50 candi dates in the elections last year In cluded among them were Finch op ponent of Representative Campbell Tierney opponent of Representative Robinson in the third district and Burke opponent of Representative Swanson in the ninth district All of the associations candi I dates during the last campaign failed of election Indications snre however that the group expected as much and that It regards that work as educational in preparation for future possible victories Curran intimated so much when he wag twitted by Senator Walsh Montana with the fact that but 1 of the 56 candidates supported by Here is an air view of Rhode IsUmcJ state prison nt Ilurwooil snapped during tin outbreak when two prisoners slain a prison guunl seriously injured ami Jwo otlnr prisoners wmmiled One of tlic in jureil convicts is shown in circle being carried thru the prison yard At right is Ihelnui MuseoU daughter of Warden diaries Iinscott gave the first alarm inthe attempted jail brculi She estaiitu uninjured tho in tile path of mutineers bullets tlurln p this riot COLUMBUS Ohio April 22 A clash between county and state authorities in the investigation of the disastrous Ohio penitentiary fire here last night and the suspension of a prison guard who was charged with having refused to give up Her range keys to cells in which 317 con victs perished today marked the progress of the inquiry into the tragic blaze The clash came early in the day when after Franklin conn v prose cutor John 7 Chester Jr had rec ommended suspension of Warden Gov Myers Y Cooper stepped in and upset the prosecutors plans The states chief executive took the investigation out of the bunds of Chester by naming his state direc tor of welfare and the attorney gnu oral to conduct the inquiry Wouldnt Give Keys After the governor acted Chester said Mr Cooper had taken all pow er out of his hands and placed com plete power with state officials He took a part in the hearings however investigation FORMER NORTH IOWANISSHOT Mrs Marie Bates 25 Killed by Jealous Husband in Coast Hotel MALLARD April Marie Bates daughter of Thomas Flaherty of Mallard was shot and killed by her husband Earl Bates in the lobby ot a fashionable hotel at Santa Barbara Cal early Easter morning He then turned the gnu on himself firing a bullet thru his forehead and died instantly Bates who was an automobile mechanic had been estranged from his wife for some time He claimed that her demands for money were greater than lie could supply and he objected to her going to dances with other men A week ago they were reconciled and Us left for San Francisco to get a job Late Saturday night he returned to Santa Barbara and fount that his wife was at a dance with an other man He waited in the lobby Bremer Men Uninjured When Automobile Hits Guard Rail on Bridge d WAVERLY April timber which crashed thru the radiator of the car in which they were riding saved Elmer Mathias and Oscar Kries from crashing downward 25 feet to the Great Western railroad tracks below the elevated crossing on No 50 north of Denver The two men were crossing the bridge when blinding lights of an approaching car caused Matthias to drive his sedan against the bridge railing The front fenders ami both head lights were smashed up in the crash which left the car balance on the edge of the nridge Neither Matthias nor Kries were injured president president until she returned WlSCOHSin Governor If Con British Police Assail morning and shot 117 D Ul victed Faces Possible Ouster of the hotel early Sunday morning her four times as she walked to wards the desk She died almost instantly He then shot himself Mrs Bates before her marriage five years ago lived between iial lard and Pocahontas and was well and favorably known Bates whose father lives in Winnipeg known here They had is not recently moved to California from Denver tices act SHEBOYGAN April 22 I Pi right to office challenged Contributed 1 1000 to Campaign of Wiscon sin Senator UTASHINGTON April 22 Henry H Curran president of the Association Against the Prohibi tion Amendment testified before the senate lobby committee today that his organization bad contributed lo the campaign of Senator Blaine republican Wiscon sin a member of the committee and a wet Detailing activities of the associa tion during his fourth day on the stand Cmran also said that had been spent in advocating repeal of the state prohibition enforcement laws in Wisconsin The witness gave the membership of the association as U038 with the majority of its members in New York Massachusetts Pennsylvania and other eastern states ISlaine Hears Testimony Blaine was present when Curran testified that funds had been con tributed to aid in his election to the senate Curran said he thol the Wisconsin senator could have won without us A charge that the lobby commit teehad violated the spirit of the fourth amendment to the constitu tion in searching records of his as sociation was made by Curran as the end of the session was approaching Questioned by Blaine the witness said the money was not contributed directly to Blaine or to his campaign committee but was spent independ ently He added that he thot it was spent for advertising in behalf nf the Blaine caimpagn In Wisconsin Curran said the organization had spent S29000 in advocating repeal of the state prohibition enforcement laws in Wisconsin last year J J Seal man represented the as sociation nt the legislature for he added The witness also said Walter G Hooke representing the association had been present at the Illinois leg islature session last year and that nine votes were needed in the sen ate to repcn Uie state enforcement I death row night when 1llw fire in Ohio penitentiary claiming We got only four more than 275 lives When the blaze Robinson read letters from Seal man who is from Milwaukee winch told of the legislative progress of the repeal bill He asked if the associa tion contributed tn the campaign of Senator Blaine n member nf the lobby committee in 1926 reading a newspaper report which said S11000 Followers of Gandhi hiul contributed I think that is right Curran given a shotgun as soon as the said but 1 think he uuitld win withi alarm became general and scores out us i of prisoners were released from BLAZING CELLS Survivors Liberated by Guards Start Riot in Prison Yard Ohio April 22 ruins of tho Oltio pen itentiary nll block where tun lives of 317 men weresnuffed out by firo last uight brolio into flames again this morn ing A fire company quickly quenched tliu Preston E Thomas pending investpOLUMBUS Ohio April 22 fPi gation and had ordered telephones Approximately 317 Ohio state removed from the wardens office penitentiary convicts lay dead in a NOYES RENAMED P PRESIDENT Kent Cooper ReElected Sec retary of News Gathering Organization NEW YORK April 22 Frank B Noyes of Washington president of the Associated Press since T900 was reelected today by the board of directors Mr Noycs is publishcr of the Washington Star John Cowles of the DCS Muiiies PvCgister and formerly second vice was elected first vice to succeed Col Robert Flwing of the New Orleans States Paul Patterson of the Baltimore Sun waselected second vice preji dent Kent Cooper was reelerled secretary Jackson S Elliott as sistant secretary and f R Youatt treasure The directors followed the annual luncheon of the organi nation yesterday The most startling bit of testi mony adduced came from the war den He said guards intent upon rescuing the trapped men had heen refused entrance to the burning ranges by Guard Thomas Walkin son and that they were forced to take a Icey from ilm before they could open any the cell doors The heat drove them back before they finished the task and 317 convicts died in the inferno of barred cells Governor Cooper arrived at the penitentiary duringthe morning and went to the wardens residence where the investigation launched last night was continued temporary morgue here today mute testimony of the disastrous fire which swept thru partsof four prison cell blocks last night Trap ped behind their locked cell doors the men had no chance to escape the flames and the dense smoke which raced thru thetiers Counts of the dead varied from 276 by prison attaches to by hospital attendants counted bodies As the dead were being prepared tor burial in the coliseum ot the Jtate fairgrounds by corps of un dertakers stale officials headed by Warden Preston E Thomas and Director of Welfaio H H Griswokl continued their investigation of the fire which ull agreed was In cendtavy origin Discovered in TCvnnlng About 150 prisoners Turned Into Courtroom State Welfare Director H H Griswold had already turned the Turn f Page Column Sidelights of Fire COLUMBUS Ohio April 22 By some irony of chance all the prisoners awaiting execution in menaced their cells they were transferred to the solitary confine ment section BOMBAY India April 22 T nritish police made an unsuccessful attempt to break thru a nationalist volunteer cordon around Gov Walter J Kohler of Wisconsin mns fll Bliatiii Baas today Three went on trial today charged with j people weie injured during Hie violation of the state corrupt prac icuffle A hero of one prison break and one of the foremost trusties of the penitentiary Tacks Latimer former major league baseball player serv ing a life sentence for murder was As Robinson continued to read from correspondence of the associa cells Latimer who hns been guard at and Mrs Bates was employed as cashier in the hotel cafe Turner to Speak Over Waterloo Radio Thursday UES MOINEC April 22 Dan Turner candidate for the re publican nomination for governor said today he will deliver one of the principal addresses of his cam paign over radio station WMT at Waterloo Thursday evening He will speak at i p m for a half hour preceding a banquet tendered him by Waterloo war veterans the association were clecrfd in the last campaign The associations activity in Iowa Iowa Farm Managers to was regarded as significant of its confidence Altho its principal penditurcfl and speechmaking was Convene at Iowa State AMES April 22The second in Pennsylvania and Illinois it also semiannual farm managers confer is attempting to break ground in once for professional managers op erating two or more farms will be held at Iowa State college May 9 following the annual noil and iand valuation conference May 7 and 8 which many of the managers will attend It is believed therefore that its invasion of Iowa last year is only preliminary to even stronger activ ity in the coming campaign and succeeding ones Since it has al ready done work in the eleventh third and ninth districts it may be expected that the association will concentrate on those Iowa this year localities in ALLIANCE Ohio April 22 The Peoples bank third largest here was closed today on orders of the state banking department Accord Anothcr thing wed like tn sec ing lo state bank examiners shorl j again is a good fivecent i ages have been found luialintr 865 000 Ohio Bank Closed Climaxing two years of turbulent political dispute between the oppos ing progressive and conservative factions of the republican party in Wisconsin todays trial marked another step in what Kohlers at forneys indicated a battle of appeals tn Ibe highest courts Led by Phil LaFollette indicated choice of progressives as their can didate for governor against the mil lionaire executive in the coming Septembers primary election the complainants base their complaint on the charge thai Kohler spent more lhan S80000 in his successful 1928 cpmpnign The state corrupt practices act sets SIOOO as u maxi mum The first chief executive lo come lo trial in Wisconsin within Hie last Tfi years Kohler faces ouster from office if he loses He was not present as court opened this morning and the examination of talesmen in the venire of S2 began with Circuit Judge Gustave G Gchrz Milwau kee presiding Lils Congregation Dccidu GUUNDY CENTTPrt April 22 T Rev R B Fisher puslor of the First Presbyterian church lots the young people in his parish se lect his iiermon titles He Hsibmitioi a list of topics and accepted the four receiving the most votes bis sermons during April Will Rogers POKCA CITY Aiiril Ii2 Having the higtyosi colcbraliin the slate ever had here today Unveiling a statue in The Pio neer Uoniim Its to the wosl what one In Wasli ington was fti tlie east llau breakfast i L Beverly Hills and dinner heie in Ponca Thai not a Luicl bergli but H pretty good for inn I didnt have any wife to do the navigating for me You know a wife can be either a big help or hindrance to a man in his business The way that little woman has taken that fellow and made an aviator out of him is wonderful It used to take him two clays to get across this coun try If she had been with him go ing to Paris they would hinc got ticrc for lunch Yours WILL ROtaCRS tion Curran charged that the spirit lnc uler door for several years of the fourth amendment to the con vigil thru the night stitution had been violated by the Turn to j Ciilmiui Kl Bancroft Man Faces Statutory Charge Has Admitted Guilt A L G O N A April I Henry Oerdes Jr is being held here for H hearing tomorrow in the tiourt of Justice A Henderson on a statutory j poise and level head during the dls aster which swept the penitentiary here last night Cool from the first she directed the work in the office of the penitentiary On netcheeks i however were the signs of weeping i Scores of telegrams clicked over the wires to all portions of the United today as prisoners who escaped the tragedy at Ohio penitentiary here communicated with their family Im was the gist of evcrv message sent Fcrhnps Ine most outstanding hero of the fire was Miss Amanda Thomas daughter of Warden Pres ton T5 Thomaswho maintained her the lower ranges of the cell blocks when the fire broke out were in the penitentiary hospital today many of them heriously injured The fjamcs ivere discovered short ly before oclock p jii Within several hours the fire had been brot under control but the suffocating smoke continued to take its toll among the convicts In the adjoin ingcell blocks men screamed to be released And when the prison of ficials capitulated to their demands the wide penitentiary yard became j a streaming mass of gray clothed I men I 1ollco Aro Called Before two hours had passed I his mass of men picking their way j amongcountless bodies spread over the yard became a threatening menace Some of them cut the fife hose which continued to play upon flames that spread to the prison cotton and woolen mills Others hurled stones and slugged the guards that were trying to main Lain order In the dining hall dishes and tables were upset Every available policeman in Co lumbus was summoned for duty both within the prison and on the outside A submachine gun in the Turn lo 1iiRO Column President Emeritus of Missouri U Dies COLUMBIA Mo April 22 Dr John Carl ton Jones president emeritus of the of Mis souri died today at Daytona Beach Fla relatives here were advised Wea charge He WHS arrested Monday by j Sheriff II K Hnvey following com plaint Tiled by relatives of a 11 i yearold girl living between Ban ernfi and Lakota Those bringing the charge slated that the offense was committed j The scene of the disaster assumed Sunday afternoon who is Hie aspect of a naltlc field Firr j married and is llio father of H small peered thru the gate and child hiis signed a confession found the ground strewn with guilt His present marriage is his bodies second He is the father of two old Among the dead and dying went cr children by a previous marriage two chaplains of the prison I aided by volunteer ministers of all The Rev 1C TO Wall protestant clmplain and the Flev Father Albeit i lOUth Held lOr Iowa i r1 TJ r I I cmpan an the Flev Father Albeit I Farm nOUSe KobbeiV worked hand in nand to r it n Dominican sisters from IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Tuesday iinri Wednesday possibly light frost Tuesday nlglil sfghtly warm er in mist mill north portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday CJ Minimum lu Night 5 At 8 A M Tuesday 36 April waited until its twentyfirst day to turn loose a cold wave which is another way of saying that Mon day night was the coldest night since the last night of March The wind remained in the north Tuesday and offset the efforts of a brigh sun to restore balmincss to the air on a charge ot breaking ami mg Fin bond was fixed at S 1 000 Material damage and loss of lilc were grot csrmelv out of proportion ro Porter is charged with entering Ihc in the Ohio penitentiary fire While r inrmliouse of 1 K Mantling of lavin vvhilthe family was nt church Sunday hundreds of convicts lay dead offi cials announced the damage was only 5llOOP 1 ;