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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 23, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE CITYj IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL 23 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 1C8 White House Boom Hear Talk of Run ning Ruth Hanna McCormick By CHAKLKS P STEWART A S H I N GT O N April Mrs Ruth Hanna Mc Cormick already is mentioned as a republican presidential pos sibility This is prema ture Supposing she is elected to the senate then will be time enough to begin consid ering Mrs Mc Cormicks presi dential prospects But if she is elected Well fully half or twothirds of the senators are more or less presidential possibil ities and nearly all consider them selves so MORE particularly any man who is elected to the U S senate from as important a state as Il linois automatically becomes just Jihe the governor of New STork Any man Also any woman Why the truth is the very slick est politicians cannot answer that question because there is not a single precedent to draw the slight est conclusion from Mrs Rebecca Latimer Peltons case did not furnish a precedent She was only a oneday senator She was not elected either The gov ernor of Georgia appointed her It was a nice little gesture but it had no political significance Of course Mrs Felton did not become a presi dential S IV Mrs McCormick were a man there is no doubt whatever that he it is rather difficult to decide which pronoun to use in this t JJllril lo 1agc 8 Column AUTO LOCAL Osage Man Among Victims of Ohio Prison Blaze IOWA CAMPAIGN Dickinson Scouts Possibility of Expenditure In vestigation By RADFOKD E IMOBIEV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON April 23 Representative L J Dickinson in Washington today on a flying trip from his senatorial campaign scouted the suggestion that the elections investigating committee might gro into the Iowa expendi tures There never has neen enough money spent in an Iowa campaign to dot an i in Pennsylvania he said Dickinson declined to express an opinion to reporters as to his pros pects for nomination but he today told members of the house he is confident of success With regard to his vote on tue HawlcySmoot tariff bill Dickinson was equally noncommital He stated however that before leaving for Iowa he would leave with the clerk of the house his pairs on the items which will be voted on separately He is unable yet to decide what he will do as regards the bill as a whole he said Dickinson returned to Washing ton both to handle tne department of agriculture appropriation bill in conference and to attend the wed ding tomorrow of his daughter Ruth He will leave here Sunday to resume his campaign UNREST SPIRIT DISAPPEARS AS PROBE GOES ON Conflicting Statements of Fires Cause Are Heard BULLETIN COLUMBUS Ohio April death toll in tlie Ohio penitentiary fire disaster WHS increased to 818 today when KlUvurcl Wills succumbed in the prison hospital Death was caused by suffocation Wills had been serving from five to seven years from Cuyahogu county for larceny Ohio April 23 A spirit of unrest among the thousands of convicts early today in Ohio state penitentiary scene of j the tragic fire Monday night when SIS prisoners were burned to death or suffocated disappeared at dawn and the fears of guards that there would be trouble was dissipated The fact that GOO Negro convicts housed in wooden barracks in the yards were not locked in and that several thousand men in the idle house cell blocks were restless and at times almost defiant caused guards to fear a break for liberty between 4 a m and 6 a mTbe because prison officials feared fire Towns farm income was perfarm income of 160 AUNT NET By Robert Quillen Bein rich wont keep Jane from hein common Shell have satin com forts hut shell use the sanifi little squirt can for insect powder CONVICT GETS CHECK NEW YORK April 23 check for S500 has been forward ed by William S Paley president of the Columbia Broadcasting system to prisoner X46812 at the Ohio State penitentiary in recognition of the graphic ac count of the prison fire he broad cast During the height of the fire on Monday night the Colum bia system hastily assembled a coasttocoast hookup and the prisoner gave an impromptu de scription of the catastrophe in the wooden buildings The men in the idle house which is known as the white city were locked in be hind steel cages but were not in their cells Coffuy Proves Life Saver At 4 a m when cell block guards reported the unrest and the defiant attitude of some of the men act ing Capt H E Lockhardt in chaige in place of Capt John Hall who was off duty called national guard officers into conference He JTeared a break for liberty over the stockade and over the idle house Lockhardt reported that much to his surprise the prisoners quieted down at dawn and retired to their cells Coffee is proving a life saver to the guards Time and again when Turn to KIRC 8 Column AGREEMENTS TARIFF REACHED Conferees Ready to Present Measure to House and Senate WASHINGTON April 23 The conferees on the tariff bill to day reached a complete agreement on all but eight controversies ba tween the senate and house and signed a partial report The measure agreed upon repre senting a compromise tlie bills passed by both branches is considerably higher in average rate of protection than the senate bill but stil below the measure ap proved by the house The provisions still in disagree ment and subject lo votes in branches embrace rates on sugar cement lumber shingles and silver and the senate export debenture legislative flexible tariff and tariff commission reorganization amend ments The conferees settled their re maining secondary differences ii a brief session today the scuttle I group receding in both RESCUERS FIGHT TO SAVE PRISONERS Scenes like the crass while this dotted the Ohio penitentiary yard as conviots overcome Ivy were stretched on tlieir rescuers attempted to Aflrtltlnrial pictures wlUlae found on irnpe 15 CRISTOBAL NEXT Flyer Will Inaugurate Fast Mail Service to Canal Zone NEW YORK April22 auguration of the worlds fastest in ternational airmail service is the next task to which Col Charles A Lindbergh will bend his flying skill He will fly to Miami Fla tomor row in the plane in which he set a transcontinental speed record last Sunday There he will take over the controls of a PanAmerican airways mail plane for a flight to Havana Cuba and thence across the Carib bean sea 1200 miles to Cristobal canal zone Expectations were that Mrs Lindbergh would not accompany him us has been her custom on all important flights since their mar riage The flight from Havana to Cris tobal will mark the first stage of a new fast mail service between North and South America which will pro vide a schedule of one week between New York and Montevideo aivl Buenos Aires Plans announced by J T Trippe president of the PanAmerican air ways call for Colonel Lindberghs flight to Havana Saturday with mnil which will bear a special cachet commemorating the occasion and will include letters of congratula tion from governmental and diplo matic officials in Washington Mr Trippe aaid the company planned to offer passenger service later but that only mail would be carried un til athoro study had been made of the route and flying conditions pn Ship Bound Back to US COUTHAMPTON England April 23 Leviathan sailed from Southampton harbor at oclock a ni today taking with it Colonel Henry L Stimson American secretary of state and others of the American delegation to the London naval conference Departure of the steamer was de layed more than 19 hoursin order that the naval delegates might com plete the work of the conference with signing of the treaty They came aboard at midnight after a rail trip from London But the ship had to await better tide conditions before attempting the difficult har bor channel Accompanying Colonel Stimson are Ambassador Morrow Senator Robinson and Secretary Adams what was left of theclerical staff of the delegation the naval experts and American newspapermen as signed to the conference Senator Reed remained for a visit with Am bassador Gibson in Brussels Am bassador Dawes is remaining in London The departing delegation brot with them a certified copy of The London Naval Treaty of 1930 which they signed yesterday at the final plenary session of the confer ence at St James palace The docu ment was placed in the ships safe for keeping until the liner nears New York probably next Tuesday The original of the treaty remains with the British government PAIR SHOT TO DEATH IN BED No Date Is Set for Trial of Policeman and Former Officer1 Woman Estranged From Husband and Boarder Are Killed April 23 I date has been set for the trial i of John F Glassco former chief of 1 police and C F Whnlen former policeman who are free on bonds each They pleaded not guilty yesterday to charges of conspiracy The pair was indicted by a grand jury on allegations Ibat they ac cepted bribes from rum runners Glassco was returned hoic Mon day from Montpelier VI where he had gone on a leave of absence while still in the employment of the city JONES THOT TO BE TURCK ONCE MITCHELL MAN Victim Had Daughter With Whom He Com municated rvSAGE April Arthur Jones listed among those who erished in the Ohio penitentiary ire is believed by Osage residents o be John Turck who until about hree years ago was proprietor of ne of the leading billiard parlors i town Mr Turck hud been in comior abie circumstances financially hru inheritance and had coCUuctcd flourishing business His affiits ook a turn for the worse however ic became estranged from his fam y and finally left town He had been corresponding with lis little daughter here under the name oE Arthur Jones from the hio penitentiary Local residents lad understood that he had been sentenced to 20 years in the Ohio nstitution following indictment 01 a bank robbery charge Jones or Turck was listed on the rolls of the penitentiary as Arthur Jones Fulton county Ohio Turck is survived by his small daughte here It is planned to get intocom muuication with the officialsat Oh to trace down the tru DRIVES DEATH CAR Hcturns to Chicago VENTURA April Edith Hocum who has been here on busi ness for the past I wo weeks re lumed lo her home in Chicago Sunday evening WORCHKSTER Mass April U3 Mary Montville 31 and Fabian Spitalonis 39 a boarder in the Montville home were shot to death some time last night and the police are working on the theory that it is a double murder Raymond Montville husband ol the woman reported that when IIP reached home from his work in a steel mill he found the couple dead in bed together with a revolver on Mrs Montvilles breast Police investigation showed bloocl spots on the kitchen floor Spitalouis had been separated from his wife for four years PROHIBITION LAW Industrial Magnate Says U S Has Lived in Sin for 144 Years WASHINGTON April 23 Pierre S dii Pont Wilmington Del industrial magnate testified today before thehouse judiciary commit tee that if legalized traffic in liquor is sin our country was born n sin and lived in sin for 144 years Wet rebuttal testimony before the judiciary committee was begun by Representative Tinkham republi can Massachusetts a wet who pre sented statistics which he said re fute completely the reiterated asser tion that prohibition has increased saving in the United States Tinkham presented a letter from Prof Irving Fisher of Yale univer sity dated July 9 192a in which the economist said that he found evidence that prohibition has ma terially helped the United States but I do not think it as important a factor as several others Tinkham had written Fisher ask ing to what he attributed prosperity in countries where there was no prohibition particularly Canada and New Zealand The Bay stater presented a table of statistics prepared by the American Bankers association which he said showed that per cap ita savings in this country follow ing prohibition was 14 per cent less than a similar period preceding prohibition MOB EXECUTES NEGROSLAYER Two Hundred Shots Fired Into Body of Missis sippi Man GUNNISTON Miss April 23 Ml crowd of several hundred men today shot and killed Dave Harris 35 year old Negro accused of slay ing Clayton Funderburg 17 year old farm boy Deputy Sheriff T L Courtney said the men took Harris to n levo along the Mississippi river near here handcuffed him to a tree and shot him Lo death William H Thompson planter near whose rarm the Negro was killed said several hundred shols were fired into the body may lie brot ADMiTS AIDING MURDER PLOT Missourian Confesses He Helped Kill Columbia Mechanic LINN Mo April 23 ter Tillman 35 of Osage county has confessed Sheriff Petci Schmitzler announced today to participation with Dr A J Bass of Columbia Mo in the murder of William R Pearman Columbia Mo automobile salesman and it the disposition of Pearmans body found near Gravette Ark Acting on a tip from Boyle G Clark attorney for Dr Bass who already has confessed slaying ol Pcarmajiin a 5200000 insurance plot Boone county officer asked for the arrest of Tillman Dr Bass yesterday called John R Duty Arkansas attorney lo his cell at Bentonville Ark and admittec that Tillman assisted him Duty notified Clark and Tillmanr arrest followed Tillman admitiec he fired at least two shots inli the body of Pearman and that he had agreed to kill Mnchir J Dorse of Hammond Ind in a previous in surance plot The confession wa made to George J Gove prosecu tor and Sheriff Schmitzler of Osage county in the presence of Boom county officers and Clark Gove indicated that a fiVst dc rrot murder charge would be filed igiiinst Tillman in Osnge ccjinly Canada is going to help Uncle Sam keep liquor out of this country but then you cant blnmn Canndn for looking after its busi ness uytcm News Will Rogers PONCA CITY Okla April 23 Oklahoma had a great day here yesterday Mr Hoover opened our ceremonies from Washington in repayment for the slate going republican the last election Then Pat Hur ley our1 unani mously most popular Okla and sec retary of war from a sick bed in Washington KOIiRKS made a radio talk to us Hint would have done credit to a dem ocrat It was a wonderful gath ering All our present and im peached governors were there There was a tremendous crowd Ah folk you can act and talk and do siunts all over the world but the applause of a home audi ence is sweeter to your ears than anything in the world Now if I only had Anne Lindbergh to fly me back Yours WILL IIOGKIS CAR DRIVEN BY W STRAND HITS J E MOSS W M Strand Uecorah at torney untl camlhliLtc for repub lican nomination for United States representative drove a car which struclc iiml killed Mrs 1 ID Moss M Luhigh addi tion Wednesday noon Benson Flays Bloc Method Law Making Opponent of Haugen Gives Wieivs in Talk Before Lions Bloc government was criticized by Senator Charles A Benson of Clayton county candidate for the fourth district republican congressional nomination in an ad dress Wednesday noon before the Lions club The principal need of present day legislation is for law makers who will analyze each and every measure and make their de cision on a basis of independent judgment he contended The senator however explained that he was not pointing a finger at the particular group or class wliich bands itself together to advance the interests of some certain act of proposed legislation such for in stance as an agricultural program That he said in necessary and Ihe logical thingfor human nature to do National Good Forgotten But he continued what I do disapprove of is the banding to ether of groups on any and nil questions for an obviously selfish io H Column Accident Occurs as De corah Attorney Turns to Avoid Trolley At 8 oclock Wcdmsduyaf ternoon I In jury hud not reached i verdict following tlm presentation of testimony in a coroners inquest conducted in the assembly room of tin courthouse liy Dr W E HER neck broken and her chest crushed Mrs J E Moss 40 years of age 44 Lehigh addition died shortly after she was struck at Sixteenth street and North Fed eral avenue by an automobile driven y W M Strand Decorah attorney Wednesday noon The acciUent oc curred when Mr Strand turned to the left side of the street to avoid lilting a streetcar which was going ironnd the corner Mrs Moss was rushed to a hos pital taut died soon after she was taken there The body was then taken to the Patterson funeral home Is Office Ciindtdutc Alena Pennsylvania avenue northeast was also struck by the car driven by Mr Strand who is a candidate for the republi can nomination of fourth district representative but was onlyalight y injured Mrs Mary INDIAN HELD ON ASSAULT CHARGE Wanderer Attacked Algona Telephone Operator To Face Grand Jury ALGONA April Mar shal F W Green and Marshal F C Newville have arrested James W Evans 30 an Indian for attacking a telephone operator as she was going home The girl resisted and fol away He was identified by a iiundle he was carrying with a red suing tied around it which he throw nway as the girl escaped He claims to have taken sonic canned heat and says that he was in a dazed and stupid condition when he attacked the girl He has an honorable discbarge from the World war and a card of admission lo the Western Branch hospital for dis abled veterans and says he was there last winter He wns brot be fore Mayor Albert Ogrcn for pre liminary hearing and was held to the grand jury for investigation Lehmann Continues to Plan for Zep Flight e Criticism ginia L Trigillo both oE 1613 sylvatua avenue northeast were Mrs Moss but were notsttuck Dr W E Liang CerrdjOlciriJo juries received by the automobile He saW shersuf fcred a broken neck a crushed chest a bad scalp wound and internal in juries V Mr Strand was driving south on North Federal avenue when the streetcar began to make the curve accordingto a report by police In order to avoid hitting the streetcar he turned to the left side of the street at the intersection MrsMoss hud just stepped off the east curb of Federal avenue on the south side of the intersection when she was H ruck Parked cars contributed to Mr Strands difficulties in driving at the intersection police state According to Mr Strand he was not drivinghis Chevrolet coach more than 10 or lu miles an hour when Hie accident occurred Mrs Moss was struck and thrown to the curb Mrs Strand waa with her husband at the time of the accident j lias Seven Children Mrs Moss is survived by her hus band who works in the crusher building of Hie Lehigh Portland Ce ment company and seven children Alfred and Lester who work at Jacob E Decker and sons and Mar CUK Robert Verda Olivia and Mar ion Jean Marion Jean who is the youngest is 3 years of age Mr Strand has no liability insur ance on his car he told officers County Attorney Roe Thompson iyas notified of the accident and investi gated In the meantime Mr Strand is being held at the police station Mrs Moss was born Jan 1 1888 at Wasecn Minn She had lived in Mason City for 20 years and was a member of Grace Fvangeical church Besides her husband and children she has one brother J F Davis Minneapolis who came to Mason City Wednesday to visit her but did not sec her before she was killed IOWA WEATHER Mostly Wednesday night and TlinrMhiy nol nmohclutrigV in Ivmpcnilurp frost in cast ind mitral poritious Wednes day IliRtll LOCAL STATISTICS CilobeCiaxellc weather figures1 for 21hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning IViiixiiiiinu Tuesday Minimum in At H A M UViliifiXliiv t Despite FRIE D R 1C H S A F EN Ge r many April 23 Ernst Lehrnann first officer of the Graf Zeppelin is continuing his preparations to start the Grafs projected South Amer ican trip May 10 despile urging by i some in the Zeppelin coiipiny to postpone the flight until May IS i j A ;