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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 24, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Iowas DAILY PAPER J Edited for the Home EDIT VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASEU WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 24 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 169 No Comfort for GOP Democrats Likely to Be Split on Pro hibition K By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April the prospect that tho democratic parly will be split wide open over the wet and dry question in 1932 there is small comfort for re publican politi cians this year Thruout a con siderable portion of the G O Ps normally most dependable terri tory their crowd is split wide open right now In at least five Rhpde Island New Jersey Delaware and senators and representatives chances look doubt ful or worse becauseof this pesti ferous issue It is causing trouble in ther stajtes too Pennsylvania for nstance 13 too onesided to be lost o the G O P but G O P candi Jacies there are twice as scrambled is any egg by reason of the prohi bition problem Governorships also ire jeopardized by it f SOUTHERN democratic candidates are not worried by the prohibi fion issue in their area Not yet at my rate They do not seriously insofar as Dixie is concerned They exoect to run as 3ry democrats as usual and be Jlected Senator Simmons to be sure is sncountering serious difficulties in lis renomination campaign in Vorth Carolina and Senator Shep rd they say a trifle of opposition Hi Texas and Senator Heflin has to run as an independent in Alabama i However these complications frpwout of a good many other jeart burnings left over from the i Page 28 Column fJiPUftilRJFFT BANDIT SLAIN Officer Was Lying in Wait L for WouldBe Motorist Robbers ST LOUIS April 24 cplity sheriff and a wouldbe rob were slain in a pistol duel in St louis county shortly before mid aight when two men approached tho jfficer who with a companion was along the highway to trap jandits who havo perpetrated a lumber of holdups of motorists re ently William Goericke 25 the deputy sheriff was fatally wounded anil Jhe bandit about 35 unidentified vas found when other deputies vent to the shore Chief Deputy Sheriff Arnold Will Wan who was with Goericke said two men approached them and ord ercd them to throw up their hands Willman said they told the pair ithey were ofiicers and one of the highwaymen immediately opened fire the bullet striking Goericke Willman returned the fire and the pair fled Willmann immediately ftook his companion to a hospital where he died early today To Improve Field 9i GRINNELL April L Ni Ijibeck of Independence and George r Walsh of Des lloines have been named caretakers at the Grinnell Bairport A new office building which jiwill cost between and Uis to be erected soon Teletype ma Schines and an anampmotor tor the velocity of the wind 1thas been installed JAUNT HET By Eobert Quiilen HT Im suspicious o folks too easy shocked The pflpnly ones thats ashamed to IJjftalk about the itch is them pjthats got it NEW Indian Clashes With RITES FOR CAR VICTIM WILL BE HELD SATURDAY Coroners Jury Frees W M Strand of Criminal Guilt in Death rUNERAL services for Mrs J E A Moss 44 Lehigh addition who was killed Wednesday noon when she was struck by a car driven by W M Strand Decorah attorney at Sixteenth street and North Federal avenue will be held at oclock Saturday morning at the Patterson funeral home The Rev P W Pfaltzgraff pastor of Grave Evan gelical church will be in charge The body will then be taken over land to Waseca Minn for burial Mrs Moss is a former resident of Waseca The body will remain at the funeral home until the services are held At an inquest which lasted four hours the coroners jury late Wednesday afternoon freed Mr Strand of committing a crime in connection with the death of Mrs Moss Dr W E Long county cor oner conducted the inquest as sisted by County Attorney Roe Thompson Jury Returns Verdict thejury read After viewing the body we the jury fmd that Hazef Bermece Moss received a skull fracture and chest bruises and from testimony of witnesses we find she was struck by an automobile driven by W M Strand of Decorah such injuries re sulting in her death And we further do find that she did not come to her death feloniously and no crime was committed Jurors on the case were George W Hill R Green and Charles E Cook The inquest was held in the assembly room of the courthouse Evidence introduced at the inquest indicated that Mrs Moss had just stepped off the curb previous to boarding a streetcar which had stopped altho it had not completely rounded the turn witnesses testified Three other women Mrs Mary Lo pez Virginia L Tregillo and Alena Lopez all of 1643 Pennsylvania ave Tiim lo Page 2 Column PROCEDURE ON TARIFF PLANNED House and Senate Leaders Hold Breakfast Confer ence With Hoover WASHINGTON April 21 Congressional repubiican leaders de cided at a breakfast conference with President Hoover today to have the house first consider the conference report on the tariff The report will be ready by next Tuesday but will not be taken up in the house until a week from today The white house conference was called at the request of the house and senate leaders The only purpose was to discuss the procedure on the tariff bill it was said later at the white house It was announced orally at the white house that there was no dis cussion of rates or administrative provisions of the complex and vo luminous bill Troops Are Increasing First Census Figures Give Slight Slump DES MOINES April 24 Census reports for 1B30 had been received today from more than one fourth of the 965 towns in Iowa Supervisors have made preliminary reports on nearly 250 of the towns and cities and on approximately 100 rural townships The first 237 cities and towns for which reports were received showed a 1930 population of 138410 com pared with 159575 in 1920 a de crease of approximately seven tenths of 1 per cent Included in tho group however were only four cities of more than 5000 each all of which showed increases an indica tion supervisors believed that the city population would more than offset tho decrease for small towns and rural communities The total population for the first eighty rural townships reported on was 42370 compared with 43315 o decrease of slightly more than one per cent Supervisors believed how ever that the final court for rural communities would show a smaller percentage of decrease than for the decade 1910 to 1920 Of 26 towns of between 1000 and 5000 population 14 have shown in creases since 1920 of 08 towns be tween 500 and 1000 36 have de creased while of 153 towns rt less than 500 persons 89 have de creased IN COLLISION Giant Steamship Hits British Tanker in Fog No One Lost DOVER Eng April 24 giant German liner Bremen sister ship of the recordbreakingEuropn was in a slight collision with the tanker British Grenadier just off Dungenness in the English channel this morning The Bremen which was outward bound was reported to have pro ceeded on her way to Southampton after a search for the tanker in a dense fog in which the crash occur red and was apparently little if any damaged The tanker however was badly battered 011 her port side and altho not reqxiiring assistance wirelessed that she was putting into Deal to land a man requiring immediate medical attention The tanker in addition to damage on her port side lost large quan tities of oil the sea over a wide area being covered with crude oil The tanker was reported late this after noon anchored in the Deal roads 2 WouldBe Candidates Too Late With Filings DBS MOINES April I 24 Nomination papers of two wouldbe candidates at the June primaries were sent to the secretary of slatea office this morning too late for acceptance L B Eickelberg of Waterloo sub mitted papers for the republican nomination for United States sena tor and F D Augustine of Benton sent in papers for Ringgold county state representative on the demo cratic ticket Both sets were refused it being announced that all papers were to have been in the statehouse yester day Leviathan Hurries U S Delegation Home I S S LEVIATHAN April 21 lT Leviathan today was set on tho most direct course for New York in an effort to land the Am erican delegation to the London na val conference on home soil as quickly as possible Most of the delegation refused to be disturbed even by the fast ac cumulating wireless messages of congratulation and remained in their rooms All anticipated reaching the warm gulf stream tomorrow with its probable benevolent effect on tho weather Buys Nesv Plane CLARINDA April Fidler who lives east of here has I purchased a Lincoln Paige from the I Southern Airways Inc of CIm Don Blue 68 Will Be Bunedm Eagle Grove RAGLE GROVE April Blue 68 a pensioned engineer of the Chicago and Northwestern rail way died at his residence on Tuesday Funeral services will be heldat the home on Friday after noon He is survived by the widow and two sons Robert Wright coun ty attorney and Russell material clerk at the Northwestern shops here One brother Alex Blue also survives living at South Pekin 111 Mr Blue had not arrived at the pension age but was retired sev eral years ago on account of phy sical disability WHERE 4 CONVICTS DIED Photo shows 11 colt in ifio Ohio State penitentiary at Columbus ivhero four of HID SIR prisoners died during the fire Monday night Tvole the fire scarreil walls and the blackened bedding Thursdays dispatches reported threats ot u fresli riot in the penitentiary RECTOR FACES Kentucky Minister Weds Catholic in Violation of Agreement WASHINGTON April 24 he married a Catholic the ceremony being performed by a Catholic priest the Rev Julius Ar nold Velasco rector of St Johns Episcopal church at Dayton ICy faced trial today before an ecclesi astical court of Lexington diocese The rector it is charged by a standing committee of the diocese which will prosecute him violated an agreement he had made with the committee It was charged that he promised to resign ns rectorU he should contract such a mar riage but the Rev Mr Velasco has contended that the agreement was annulled by the committee The rector married Miss Cather ine Rogers of Howard county Maryland at Kllciott City Md on January 25 the ceremony being performed by leather Michael ORyan rector of St Pauls Cath olic church a Ellicott City The charga against the rector is styled for conduct unbecoming a clergyman and violation of his oral word to his bishop and his written promise to the church that he would resign his orders if he mar ried a Roman Catholic The bishop is the Right Rev H P Almon Ali hott formerly of Chicago installed last year To Give Piny COULTRR April senior class play Welcome Home Jim mie directed by Supt F B El ledge will be given in the near fu ture idWesterners Back Proposal to Eliminate Oswego Canal Projects WASHINGTON April 24 Representatives of six middle and northwestern states agreed today to support a move to strike out the ErieOswego canal project when the omnibus rivers and harbors hill is taken up in the house tomorrow If this motion fails the group will seek to have the entire measure carrying about for river and harbor development referred back to committee for elimination of the Erie canal provision which would authorize the federal govern ment to take over that projectfrom New York stnte PZ WOMAN IN PLOT Husband Son and Daughter All Died Under Mysterious Circumstances LONG BEACH Cal April 24 T Mary Hartman whose hus band son and daughter died under circumstances which police de scribed as mysterious was held in technical custody today pending an investigation Mrs Hartmans de tention followed discovery by iiu lopsy surgeons yesterday of a poison invital organs of Ruth Hartman 14 who died April 14 Coroner Frank Nance of Los An geles county ordered the bodies of O B Hartman 47 the womans husband who died two years ago following a mysterious attack in which his head injured and Henry A Hartman her son who died last year apparently of pto maine poisoning exbumed for fur ther examination The husbands death was accred ited to he attack but attending physicians reported he was on the road to recovery when he had a sud den relapse and died Police said the three dead mem bers of the family carried life in surance policies totaling 54700 in which Mrs Hartman was named beneficiary TENDED Marvin Hench Given Ten Years for Writing Worth less Check VINTON April 21 Hench 23 University of Iowa stu dent arrested by Sheriff R L Whelan several days ago after a 12 mile chasetoday was sentenced to 10 years in the Anamosa reforma tory on a charge pf passing a forged check by Judge Clarence Nichols Hench had several other forged checks drawn on banks at Iowa City and Brill when arrested Whelan said The sheriff also today received a message from Fowler Ind indicating that the car that Hench who Is a son of S B Hench of Eritt was driving when arrested I was stolen there SCORE DEAD AS TO RIFL Gandhi Meanwhile Con tinues His Passive Resistance Order BOMBAY April 21 authority in India was confront ed with an increasingly grave situa tion today With spread of the anti fovernmerit movement serious riot ng and fighting with troops was in widely separated sec tions of the empire At Peshawar important outpost city near the entrance to Khyber Pass one or more British soldiers and 20 native rioters were killed re lorts said when a mob protested irrest of several antigovernment igitators Storm Prison Gates A Lahore dispatch said the out break was suppressed only when Gurkha troops poured machine gun and rifle fire into the mob which had held up an armored car poured kerosene on it and burned it Both occupants were burned to death On the other side of the empire in Calcutta a crowd heard that Mayor J M Sen Gupta imprlsonet for six months as a conscience o his activity In behalf oMihe civi disobedience movement Sad died o been killed in prison They stormer the gates of the prison demanding to be shown Sen Gupta dead or alive Fighting at Calcutta The authorities refused to do this altho issuing a statement that he was alive and was not undertaking a hunger strike Mrs Sen Gupta British wife of the imprisonec mayor maintained a vigil outside the prison thruotit the night Police ultimately dispersed the mob Beyond Calcutta in the Chitta gong neighborhood troops continued their pursuit of the insurgents who Friday night attacked the police arsenal killing six of the de fenders In a skirmish yesterday Burma Valley Light horse killed 12 of the insurgents seriously wound ed two and arrested 14 Troops sought also the four suspects who while being searched for weapons at Fenl pulled guns and shot five police Gandhi Still Preaching Meanwhile Mahatma Gandhi leader of the civil disobedience movement continued to preach his doctrine of passive nonviolent re sistance in Gujerat At Karachi several people were sent to hospitals after eating con traband salt taken from creeks The health officer found the salt had been contaminated with ferrous oxide and was unfit for human con sumption He ordered it destroyed New Type S premier GRISWOLD April plane was pressed into service here to spread oldfashioned fertilizer on the farm of Charles Parks and Van Druff joint owners Will Rogers WINSLOW Ariz April Been going so fast since I left Ponca City Okla Wednesday morning havent got a hold of a morn ing paper I will have to pull a Brisbane n o w and describe the desert coun try and esti mate h o w much it will raise when it all has water ILL ROGERS and the proper name news papers Say this air travel la sure pickingup This line had n doubleheader Wednesday each carrying 12 Arrived in Los An geles Wednesday afternoon ut and speaking of Arthur as he gets older and his time commences lo get valuable we will land him on one of these airnlanes yet and I want to be with him and hold his hand Yours WILL ROGERS Prohibition Is Hurt by Dry WASHINGTON April 24 W W Roper head football coach at Princeton toldthe house judi ciary committeetoday that his op position to the drystatute ns it ex ists was because feel that the cause of temperance is being hurt Roper head football coach at Princeton told thecommittee he was alarmed overdrinking among young men and women In this he said he spoke as the father of a boy and girl He added he hesitated to send his boy tocollege It seems now that to drink is he smart thing to do he went on A boy will think hes not in the if he doesnt drink Im wondering whether the reakdown of this prohibition has not caused a disrespectfor laws Roper said he felt the break down has originated with the old r people He himself he saidwas a teetotaler Uoper Thinks It Foolish Just before and just after the war said the witness there had been less drinking in colleges I think that anyone is foolish to either drink or smoke he said But young people are impressionable If you dont give them right ideals they will get wrong ones The most alarming part is drink ing by girls In the days gone by it a girl was asked to a college fair and some one offered her drink her escort would have fe that she had beeninsulted Now girls drink openly The seem to think ita big thing to do Drinldng In High Schools There also is drinking in high schools I could give you the names of several young men from promi nent families who have been ex pelled from schools for drinking I do not however propose to give the names As chairman of the football coaches association Roper said he had observed conditions at many schools Representative Moore republican Ohio asked if under a dispensary system the youth would not be able lo obtain liquor Roper answered he assumed a dispensary plan would be operated with some judgment 4 LOSE LIVES AS HOME BURNS Quartet Trapped in House in N Y One Occupant Missing BOONVILLE Is Y April 24 T persons were burned to death and a fifth was missing in a fire which destroyed the large co lonial home of Bert Cronk coal dealer here early today Mr anrl Mrs Cronk and Mrs Paul Ann and ier young daughter were said by firemen to have died in the flames Annl was missing Clifford young son of the Cronks leaped from a window to safety He was suffering from effects of the smoke Cronk was found in the dining room and his wife in a doorway leading from that room Mrs Anni and her grandchild were burned to death in their bed The house was enveloped in flames when firemen arrived Group in White City Send Up Mighty Cry for Freedom pOLUMBUS Ohio April 21 v Two thousand Ohio penitentiary convicts in the White City idle house caused great disturbance in the prison today when they sent up a mighty shout to be released from the cages They threatened In kill all the guards unless the cage doors were opened at once The convicts demanded that Com pany K Ihe bad men of the peniten tiary be turned loose The man in the K outfit shouted back that tucy did not want to be loose Warden Preston Thomas suicl that guard lines were rjoiiig tightened about the white city and that if iccessary soldiers wuiild be called n to quiet the men Atjout J guards vere on duty in the block Houses Condemned Men In the while city iu adflilion lo he idle house and company K are the death cells where eight con demned men are now confined They are in the extreme southeast wing of the block The general spirit of unrest in the penitentiary caused state offi cials to move immediately to rem edy the situation by reducing the population thru tranafeiibl erato other Two ministers well known to the prisoners went into the white city when the bedlam continued They were Father Goswin Menge of Cin cinnati a Catholic priest and the Rev T A Reed of Columbus for mer prison chaplain Some of cha prisoners quieted as they entered and immediately the ministers started to talk to them stressing the horrors of a prison riot and ap pealing to them to go to ilieir cells and quiet down Hurry Call for Soldiers Before the disorder began seme of the soldiers at the penitentiary were demobilized When he priHim cra became unruly however a hurry call was sent out for headquarters company ofthe One Hundred Sixty Sixth infantry Ohio national guarn Turn to Column British Dirigible R100 Is Damaged LONDON April 21 fTiH was reported from Cardington that tnc huge Critish dirigible R100 ivai damaged while being broc out ot her shed today one of her starboard fins catching against the side the shed and buckling slightly It was stated that the authorities were considering whether she should be taken back to her sued The R100 which is scheduled to make a flight to Canada next month was taken from her shed thin morning In order to make a test flight preliminary to her Cana dian voyage Plans for a flight to day were abandoned CarltonBeh Company Purchaser of Algona School Bond Issue ALGONA April Carl tonBeh Company o Des Moitus was the successful bidder for tho 5185000 bond issue sold here last night by the school board for the erection of a new high school aii ministrativc and junior college building Three other Dklcers were present all Irom Davenport They are the GlaspellVcigh company the George M Bechtcl company and the White Phillips company The bonds were sold to come due from one to 20 yearn and will bear 4 i per cent A premium of was granted by the CarltonBch company Four Killed in Blast LIEGE Belgium April 24 Four workmen perished today in tho explosion of a reservoir containing ammonia in u factory near hero Seventy persons suffered from the effects of the ammonia funies 1071 of them scriouslv IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursday uiplit and Friihiy showers In rxtrrmc west portion Fridiiy Light lo licavy frosls in cusl n ml CKiitrnl portions Thursday night Somewhat warmer in ex treme portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather fiffitrtf for 24 hour period ending ut oclock Thursday morning Warmest 51 Coolrst in Night At K M Tliursrlav t ;