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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 26, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 26 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SBHVIUE NO 171 t Wet or 99 Politicians Hair Parted in the Middle Is By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON April gress is predom i n a n t 1 y dry Strongly so Drys do not aggregate when they make that assertion It when they lay claim to a two thirds or three quarters or any other more or less definite con gressional ma jority that one realizes they are only and wildly The ordinary unofficial indi vidual is so free to express his views on the subject of prohibition that it is natural to assume that senators and representatives are equally out spoken In reality nothing could be far ther from the truth except as to senators and representatives from unmistakably wet or dry states and districts QN no other issue are politicians V so anxious to straddle as on prohibition unless they are mighty positive how their respective con stituencies feel concerning it It is a desperately ticklish ques tion It means votes one way or the other The average elector is apt to be muddled on the tariff but he knows Turn to 1iiRe 8 Column HOUSF VOTES HARBORS BILL Battle Over Parker Appointment Looms BOTH SIDES ARE CLAIMING VOTES ENOUGH TO WIN Mohawks Win in 880 Relay to NPAYS LAND VISIT Giant Dirigible Will Pick Up Eckener for Home Journey BUIXEXIN FufiiT w Zep pleih since the war today with therpnssage of the great dir igible Graf Zeppelin over Brigh ton at p m enroute to London and Cardington FRTEDRICHSHAFEN Germany April 26 Retracing in peace the route flown with deadly inlint during the war by the imperial army Zeppelins the dirigible Graf Zep pelin today cruised northwestward from Friedrichshafen to pay Lon don a visit The giant airship left its hangar here at a m p m Fri day c s t in brilliant sunshine for the 450 mile trip to London and from there to Cardington where grounding momentarily her master Dr Hugo Eckener will be picked up and brot back to Germany Twentytwo passengers were aboard the dirigible among them Lady Grace Drummond Hay Ot ers were to be picked up for the re turn trip at Cardington where the R100 which transcends the Graf in size and which will fly to Canada next month is housed Factions Will Come Grips in Senate on Monday WASHINGTON April 26 Enough votes to reject the nomination of Judge John jj Parker as an associate justice of the su preme court were claimed today by the senate group which is opposing his confirmation Administration leaders refused to admit defeat but frankly conceded that a hard uphill battle was in prospect A move to have President Hoover withdraw the nomination to which vigorous objection has been raised by labor and Negro organi zations was supported by some members of the regular republican bloc Taking up the Parker case on Monday opposing forces in the sen ate will come to grips with a su preme court nomination at stake for their second time within a few months In February a bitter battle was waged over the appointment of Charles Evans Hughes as chief jus tice and a vote of confirmation was obtained only after a rapidly grow ing opposition had threatened to bring about the rejection of the nomination The fundamental of the Parker Airmail Flyer Lands With His Parachute After His Motor Dies CLEVELAND April 26 UP Pilot Henry J Brown flying the night mail from Cleveland to New York stepped over the side and safely dropped 2000 feet in his parachute when the motor of his plane went dead near Clearfield Pa early today that which1 underlay contest over Chief Justice liberal against conservative opinion Parkers opponents claim that he showed a disposition to favor prop erty rights as opposed to human rights in upholding an injunction which restrained the unions from attempting to organize the employes of a large West Virginia coal min ing company The workers had signed the socalled yellow dog contract under which they agreed not to affiliate themselves with the unions while in the employe of the company AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Emmie is the upan comin kind o giii that would make some nice little man a mighty good hus band Governor to Place Blame in Ohio Fire COLUMBUS Ohio April 26 The task of determining where to place responsibility for the loss of 320 lives in the Ohio penitentiary fire was faced by Gov Myers Y Cooper today His decision will be made known early next Monday he has studied a report of the states official investigation which ended yesterday four days from the time flames and smoke mace a death trap of a portion of the old prison At the same time the governor is expected to reveal his attitude regarding a proposal by Attorney General Gilbert Bettman that War den Preston E Thomas be sus pended temporarily Bettman who directed the investigation suggested thig action as a means of averting disorders at the prison where the convicts declared an open revolt and threatened to kill guards unless Thomas was removed In striking contrast to the genera bedlam that followed the ghastlj scenes Monday night the prison was quiet today altho the convicts maintained their opposition to Thomas The investigation failed to un cover anything that would indicate the cause of the fire which had its origin in the roof of G and H ceil block The governor in studying the tes timony will have only the contra dicting statements of prison offi cials guards and convicts concern ing efforts to rescue the smothering men Some of the witnesses gavt the opinion that most if not all ol the men could have been saved hue the cage door leading to the cells opened promptly and others blamed arguments between the guards for the delay The final witness Guard Hubert L Richardson however startled questioners with the statement that the door was never kept locked TO INAUGURATE NEW AIR MAIL Mark Set by Local H S Athletes BULLETIN DBS MOINES April The Mason City 880 ynrd relay i team took first place in the I event this afternoon negotla ting the distance In Moore Parrot Kohl nnd Kenney ran for the Mason Citynns Jefferson was second North High of DCS Moines third Dav enport fourth By STAFF HEPRE SENT ATI VE DES MOINES April Citys Mohawks qualified for the finals in the 440 and 880 yard re lays at Drake stadium this morn ng breaking the Drake record in the quarter mile They won the fourth heat of the mile relay beating North Des Moines but failed to qualify iu the finals Moore Parrott Kohl and Kenney formed the team that broke the 440 relay record Davenport and Cedar Rapids both beat Mason Citys time Davenport taking the first heat in 445 while Associated Iresj Photo EingthenoVv bt Airways between New York and Buenos Aires Col Charles A Lindbergh will fly the inaugural niail planes both ways on the long over water hopsbetvveen Miami and Christotral Canal zone He has already started on his journey 2 ATTORNEYS ARE SENTENCED Pair Convicted of Attempt ing to Bribe Juror in Utah Trial NEW YORK April 26 tences of two years each in the Fed eral penitentiary at Atlanta Ga were pronounced today on Arthur N Sager and Joseph Shalleck de fense lawyers in the Utah lead trial who were convicted of conspiring to bribe a juror Edward H Reynolds the third defense lawyer was sen tenced to 18 months Sager a former circuit attorney in St Louis and former assistant United States attorney general also was convicted of bribery The oth ers were convicted merely of the conspiracy charge The verdicts against them were found on April 5 as a result of the investigation of the hung jury in the Utah lead mail fraud trial One juror John Cruz who held out for acquittal told United States Attor ney Charles H Tuttle that lie re ceived 5310 for his efforts to clear the defendants in the Utah lead case U S STEAMER IN COLLISION British Vessel Sinks After Colliding With Presi dent Harding HAMBURG April 26 American liner President Harding inward bound and making for the mouth of the Elbe river collided in a fog off Heligoland this morning with the British collier Kirkwood which sank The President Harding rescued all of the Kirkwoods crew with the exception of one fireman who was missing The President Harding proceed ing to Hamburg found the fog so dense that she was compelled to an chor off Elbe light ship No No one was injured aboard the American liner and the United States lines later stated that the damage to ner was of very slight nature The President Harding was able to continue under her own steam toward Hamburg where she was expected to arrive later in the afternoon CONVICTION OF PASTOR ASKED Minister Held in Shooting Faces 14YearTerm in Prison OTTAWA 111 April 26 kiss of Judas of Biblical Lore was brot into the trial of James A Wil son Methodist preacher today as the states attorney made an im passioned plea for conviction of the cleric on charges of shooting with intent to kill the sexton of his church Amos Elliott Wilson shot Elluiott as he strug gled with him for possession of a letter the preacher had written to Mrs Emma Wagner a widow of his Mendota 111 letter asking forgiveness for an un stated offense He testified he was friendly with Elliott and that he went to ask for the letter In friend ly spirit If it was friendliness shouted the prosecutor holding up Elliotts bloodstained shirt it was the friendliness of Judas kissing Christ The convictionfor which th state asks would carry with it a prison term of from one to 14 years The prosecutor pointed out the bullet which struck Elliott was in the region of the heart He Wilson said things had gone black to him the prosecutor argued but they werent so black but that he could distinguish the heart of a human being Defense attorneys were to close the argument and the case was ex pected to go to the jury by 4 oclock INDIA FRONTIER IN UPHEAVAL AS INSURGENTS DIE Rebels Attack Policemen Near Calcutta Fear More Outbreaks COMPLETE RESULTS At oclock Saturday night the GlobeGazettes edition will carry conipleto results it the relays Mason City placed second in the third heat with 449 The old record was 45 Moore Parrott Kohl and Kenney won the first heat of the 880 yard relay in The Drake record is Cedar Rapids was the only team crowding them but the final runner for Cedar Rapids strained his hip and is out for the finals Olson Jones Vasey and Schropor were the runners that ran the mile relay Newton turned in the best lime for the class A mile relay qualifying for the final with Havelock Nebr Fort Dodge Grant high of Cedar Rapids Muscatine Roosevelt of DCS Moines and Storm Lake Texas university was the only college entry to run this morning its mile relay team qualifying for the finals in a special race against time because they were unable to arrive Friday Mason City will not enter the two mile relay WEATHER FINE THIEF STEALS DOPE IN G G Office of Dr W L Grippen Entered Doctor Disturbs Man in Act CHARLES CITY April prowler in the office of Dr W L Griffin made away last evening with a small amount of narcotics and a sum of money upon which no estimate has been announced The man who was medium in neight and wore a gray topcoat was chased about half a block down the street by Dr Griffin Authorities took fingerprints of the prowler from some of the equip ment in the office today The raid on the office was made by the thief at about 8 oclock in the evening By CHARLES DUNKLEY Associated Tress Sports Writer DRAKE STADIUM Dea Moines April 26 a track lightning fast and with a field firm and dry Drake relays started their onslaught on existingrecords in the windup of the two day carnival this after noon It was figured that more rec ords in addition to the five that fell yesterday would tumble The athletes were favored with a cloudless sky and a warm sun in contrast to the downpour of roin that drenched spectators and ath letes Jast year There was a stiff breeze however blowing from the south directly in the of the sprinters and hurdlers Holly Campbell of the Univeraitj of Michigan won the hammer throw first of the special events to be con tested with a toss of 118 feet inches AT PHILADELPHIA BULLETIN LAHORE India April 20 members of the nll Incthi national congress com mittee of Peshawar said tluit casualties in Wednesdays rioting totaled 65 with per sons wounded An official gov ernment statement put the to tal casualties at a little over HO und snid that military forces hud the situation under con trol DOMBAY India April 26 D Further disorders at Peshawai Increased apprehension here today that grave events may be shaping hsmselves in the buffer northwest frontier province Lahore dispatches to the Londor Daily Mail said a mob paraded th streets yesterday and taunted troop on guard A British officer facing the ring leaders with a drawn re volver tried in vain to persuacl them to disperse their followers When an armored car which ha been sent for arrived a maolilne gv was trained on the mob which the scattered Earlier the Indians had parade with corpses of those slain Wednesdays rioting in which it said now there were SO casualtie Upon investigation it proved the In dians seekingto enlarge the deal reports had placed live men in th coffins Arrival of two companies of Bril ish infantry and two machine gu sections created a feeling of securit among European residents of th frontier city Signalers on the cllj walls kept constantly on the aler and maintained communication with headquarters Slain Woman Formerly in Albert Lea LACUNA BEACH Cal April U8 Mrs Doris Murray Calmer wealthy divorcee and form r wife of Dr Clinton F Palmer Ubert Lea Minn anticipated odily harm some time before he met death here in a double ragedy involving Adele Ritchie rstwhile musical comedy star and ivorced wife of Guy Bates Post vas disclosed by investigating au Von Hindenburg Is Celebrating Fifth Year as President BERLIN April 2Q dent Paul Van Hindenburg today spent quietly the fifth anniversary of his election to the presidency o the Reich He was not returned here yet from Gross Schwuelper in Hano ver an estate belonging to Enron ess Mahrenholz mother of his daughterinlaw No official cele brations of any kind were planned in honor of the event altho the Prus sian mint struck off a medal in gold silver and bronze inscribet Reichspresident Von Hindenburg 1925 to 1930 FRANKLIN FIELD PHILADEL PHIA April 26 much improved and warmer weather con ditions an army of 3000 school boy and college athletes began their final attack on records today in the thirtysixth annual Pennsyl vania relay carnival E F Flanagan of Holy Cross won the first special event by toss Ing the iron ball 158 feet 2 inches six feet short of the carnival rec ord Starting his attempt to capture the special 300 yard dash for the third successive year George Simp son of Ohio State romped home a winner In the first heat in ten seconds flat Simpson pulled up after shooting into a bier lead and was not pressed to outfoot Dear Tiirn to IiiRC 8 Column Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal April Mayo and his accom plices held spring practice on the body of Knute Rockne the Notre Dame coach They ex tracted some of his poison and gave it to rab bits and waited to see their death Instead the rabbits went into a huddle came out with an Easter et Irish cottontail named Gonn solovitch started heaving for ward passes with this egg to a Belgian hare called for gate re ceipts purposes Murphy Eight rabbits run in terference for him Mayo then took a larger dose of this poison from Knutes in fected leg and gave it to 11 little baby guinea pigs They immedi ately defeated the rabbits J8 to 0 Then both teams wound up by going to mass to Father Duffy Yours WILL ROGERS horities today Officers said they had learned hat Mrs Palmer had telephoned to Irs John Morrison a Chicago viM or at Pasadena asking Mrs Morri on to hurry to Laguna Beach and aying she Mrs Palmer was in erious trouble and needed help Irs Morrison said Mrs Palmer was cry excited during the telephone onversation and seemed badly Tightened Was Shot Twice A coroners jury yesterday de ided that Miss Ritchie fired the ihots which killed Mrs Palmer in icr fashionable home here Thursday afternoon and then committed sui Anntber dramatic incident in the dual tragedy was disclosed when an autopsy showed that Mrs Palmei had been shot twice Police in re constructing the crime believes that Mrs Post aroused to a jealous heat due to loss of social prestige first shot her friend in the back with a bullet that did not instantly kill Realizing that Mrs Palmers lif could not be saved investigators be Turn to Pngo 8 Column TO 111 MILLION IS PLANNED TO AID INLAND STREAMS Mississippi and Missouri Improvements Are In cluded WASHINGTON April 26 rivers and harbors improve ment program including improve ments on the upper Mississippi and Missouri authorizing an expenditure next year of more than twice the amount approved by the budget bu reau today awaited senate action before being sent along to the white house and a process of elimination intended to keep the outlay within the budget estimates Anxious to avoid a deficit at the close of the fiscal year of 1931 the administration plans to defer the execution of projects not deemed nmediately necessary and in this ay prevent the years expenditures or this purpose from exceeding the um 3et apart for it fussed by House This was announced nuthorita ively lute yesterday just before the louse placed its approval on the program in a session which heard barges of deception bribery and cirt barrel legislation As passed by he house the measure included the provision that the federal govern nent take over the ErleOswego oarge which had been vigor ously opposed by western members The bill would provide an expend IVILL ICCXiFHS g A little COED POET IS 1SSING AGAIN Girl Clad in Pajamas and Bathrobe Wandering in Woods WILLIAMS BURG Va April 26 only in red pajamas and a purple bathrobe Miss Maud Nes selrodt 21 year old school teach er and former coed poet today was believed to be wandering alone in nearby woods for the second time in two years victim of a desire to escape the ties of home or school Ill af her home she broke a two day fast yesterday with a cup of coffee and 20 minutes later disap peared leaving a note for her fos ler parents which said Maud is tiead tiiey call me Maud but MauO is dead Thruout the night organized par ties searched for the girl who two years ago slipped away from St Lawrence university N Y and fot four months eluded police of the northern United States and Canada before returning home of her own volition Relatives believed the girl was obsessed with the idea that she should do charitable work in the New York East side and that she might attempt to reach the metropolis She attended William and Mary here and East Radford State Teachers college where she wou distinction as a poet often writing in a strain of melancholy and lat er St Lawrence university iture as opposed to the budget bureaus estimate of E3000000 It makes provision for 154 projects and 346 in eluding for deepening the channels iu the great lakes for beginning the develop ment of a 27 foot channel of the St Lawrence river between Lake Ontario and Ogdensburg New York and for the com pletion of the Illinois waterways The administration plans to sep arate the projects and surveys into three considered necessary and urgent those held to be necessary but not urgent and Turn o Jugi R Colunm Five Liquor Violators Sentenced at Dubuque DUBUQUE April liquor law violators were arraigned in federal court here yesterday and fines or short sentences imposed One of those arraigned was Mrs El la Hicks of Wuukon nearly 70 She was fined and costs on a charge of selling intoxicating liquor Paul J Wilson of Waterloo was sentenced to SO days in the Black Hawk county jail for possession and sale of liquor and maintenance of a nuisance and then paroled for one year Wea Hope for 16 Seamen Lost on Burned Ship Is Almost Abandoned STAMFORD Conn April 26 for safety of 16 members of the crew of the freighter Thames burned in Long Island sound off Sound Beach Thursday night was abandoned today Ten members were saved including Capt Robert Sherman A number of those who lost their lives were drowned when two small boats capsized Body of Poet Laureate Is Cremated Secretly LONDON April 26 body of Robert Bridges poet laureate cf England was cremated yesterday at Golders Green with such secrecy that even the closest friends of the family were unaware of it The poets widow and daughter were among the few who were present There were no flowers He died Mon day IOWA WEATHER Cloudy probably Sunday in west and ev tnmn south porons Saturday night Not much change in tcmpirnturi LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning j Maximum Friday T8 I Minimum in Night 30 At 8 A M Saturday 48 The number of rainless days was increased to six Friday and Satur day opened with prospects for fur ther addition to the string The wind turned into the south during the day Friday and the result was a maximum temperature unsurpassed since the afternoon of April 17 WEEKS FORECAST I Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday April 28 For the upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri valleys and the northern and central great plains Considerable cloudiness with occasional showers rising temperature i ;