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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FTVG CENTS PERO HIS MFM ART DEPT OF IOWA I A OPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VV1KE SEKVIUE NEWSPAPER THAi MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS EDIT AUGUST 131930 ONMO Approval Is Good Test Railroad Groups Set Their Stamp on Progressives By CHAKLES P STEWART A S III N G T O N Aug The ra i 1 r o a broth e r h o o d s opinion of a pol itical candidate is about as reliable a test as any As between re publi cans and democrats these brotherhoods are a non partisan or bi partisan crowd By an overwh e 1 m i n g majority they also are progres sive as the term is used these times to desie Inate what virtually is an independ lent party most of whose members I however profess either republican lor democratic affiliations Thus it Isometimes is hard to tell regular and democrats from pro ressives but the railroad folk have r politically important ones lasmed and whenever a new one licomes prominent they investi ftehim thoroly With local organizations scattered Iiruout the whole country their fcihties for obtaining information re excellent and the conclusions arrive at are exceedingly likely e corect in every particular THE railroaders own idea is that L in rendering a progressive ver iict upon a candidates qualifica tions they have declared in his whereas if they list him Imong the stand patters they con fer that they have decided against Of coures this is because the fethren being themselves so gen taii progressive feel that way Nevertheless there is no reason n a votPr outside the brother Ls ranks while accepting the mens findings as accurate Turn to Page g Column LElERS MEET IN PRISON fcuss Possibilities of End ing Activities With Gandhi OONA India Aug 13 jst prominent leaders in the civil obedience movement in India met Yeroda jail today and discussed ih Mahatma Gandhi the possibil Jes of ending their activities pend Sg the forthcoming round table inference in London Mrs Sarojini Naidu foremost oman leader in the congress lovement was Called in today to in the deliberations With the Mahatma and Mrs were Pandits Motilal and Awarhalal Nehru Sir Tej Bahadur pru and Mr Jayakar Sir Tej and his companions class li as moderates joined the pandits hd Gandhi and later Vallabhai ptel also a prisoner in Yeroda iil came into the conference iMrs Naidu who was arrested py 21 when she was in command the salt raiders as Gandhi No was summoned to the meeting fnly half an hour before the con Sion of todays session Her ad in the deliberations was re eled as extremely significant Dies in California SWEA CITY Aug juncement the death of Mrs hn Cain at tho home oj her aughter Mrs Maude Sherman lendale Cal nan been received y Miss Lulu Haghmd NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKV1UI8 NO 265 Primary Testhi FivelSates MM M M I AUNT HET By Kobert Quillen i natorl to do it out Id been chasin that fly for ten minutes an no fly is goin outwit me by liglitin on i mans bald spot TAKES LEAD IN NEBRASKA RACE Robinson Seems Certain of Nomination in Arkansas WASHINGTON Aug 13 UF Leading figures in Tuesday five state primaries appeared on th basis of the steadily mounting count of ballots today to have safely weathered the test Senator George W Norris the Nebraska republican insurgent who supported Alfred E Smith in 1928 vas gaining an increasing lead over William M Stebbins candidate of he regular faction in the party Gilbert M Hitchcock former sena tor apparently was nominated by the democrats to oppose Norris Added returns today increased the margin of lead held by Senator Nor ris over Stebbins 1465 precincts giving the progressive candidate 80 133 and Stebbins 57674 This left 565 precincts to hear from Aaron Read wet had 5247 Former Senator Hitchcock was likewise increasing his commanding position 1420 precincts giving him 46608 and Dr Jennie M Callfas 12 337 Concedes Nomination On the face of returns report ed by the press I conceded your nomination and offer congratula tions Stebbins wired the senator At the same time however Steb bins manager Walter Kiechel is sued a statement attributing the defeat to the wholesale entrance of democrats into the republican primary for the distinct purpose of voting for Senator Norris Without question Kiechel said the republicans of Nebraska by their vote yesterday expressed their preference for w M Stebbins as Turn to Pnsc 2 Column IS SET AFIRE BY MEN Children Sleep in Next Room While Mother Is Attacked ERIE Pa Aug 13 men broke in the home of Mrs E W Meyers 15 miles south of here late lost night and after tying the woman with ropes set her clothing afire touched lighted matches to carpets and curtains and fled The woman fought herself free and was found writhing in the street by neighbors Today Mrs Meyers was reported in a critical condition in St Vin cents hospital here while authori ties searched Erie county for the assailants The Meyers home was little damaged by the fire While their mother was being at tacked Mrs Meyers three small children slept in another room FLYERS BREAK RECORD OF HUNTER BROTHERS tho raBhoo tholj vt Louis pilot have no intention of coming downlmmedlatcl have pwed in the City of Chicago The St 79 Missing After Ships Crash in Fog Chinese Vessel Sinks Immediately After Collision TOKYO Aug 13 nina persons passengers and crew were missing as a result of a colli sion between the Chinese steamers Tung On and Lien Hsiang in a fog off tha tip of tho Shantung penin sula Rengo newn agency dispatchea from Dairen said today Tho Tung On a twin screw steamer oj British registry sank mmediately after the collision All lassengern and crew wero believed ost The Lien Hsiang was disabled n thn crash Tho Tung On wan bound from singtao to Newchwang Sho was 25 feet long 42 feet abeam and vaa built in 1924 at Hongkong Available shipping records list a teamer Llenhsing but not Lien Hsiang Lloyds registry of ship ing said the Lienhsing of Chinese egistry is 250 feet long and 36 eet abeam PILOT ADMITS MINE BOMBING llaims He Maneuvered His Plane to Protect People MURPHYSBORO HI Aug 13 Montgomery local avia or confessed today to special in estigators that he flew over Prov dence Ky coal fields Monday morning in his airplane from which wo men dropped nine bombs Mont omery asserted the investigators aid that he maneuvered his plane o protect the people at the mines 16 U S Citizens Chosen to Run for World Conn W Are Nominated by France Finish Term of Hughes GENEVA Aug 13 Unit ed States citizens have been nomin ated for election to the bench of the world court regulac term and 10 others for the remainder of the term of Charles Evans Hughes who re signed to become chief justice of the United States The lista were pub lished today by the secretariat of the leagueof nations The Americans nominated for the full term and the national groups which nominated them are Roscoe Pound dean of the law school of Harvard university by Australia Great Britain and Siam Elihu Root Nicaragua James Brown Scott author of In ternational Law Authority by Cuba Frank B Kellogg former secre tary of state by Denmark George W Wickersham former John H Wigmor dean of the jaw school of Northwestern University by the Dominican republic Among those suggested to com plete the term of Chief Justice Hughes and their sponsors are Newton D Baker former secre tary of war by Siam Roland William Boyden banker and lawyer of Beverly Mass by Austria Charles Cheney Hyde Northwest ern University law school professor and diplomat by Holland Election of the full bench of the tribunal will take place during the sessions of the league council and assembly next month and the choice of a successor to Mr Hughes to sit until the terms of the present jus tices expire at the end of this year would be made at the same time The list has not yet closed and nominations of the American group are still being awaited Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD I know is just what I read in the papers and thats an alibi for my ignorance But Tuesday I read where there has been 5125000000 spent on tnese premature golf courses Thats great While it hasnt helped any body s golf game or given any body any exercise its a won derful help to labor And the sellers of material And its bene fits have been distributed all over the whole country So bring on some more nut ideas if they will do that much good Yours WILL ROGERS ACTRESS ADMITS TRYING SUICIDE Lina Basquette Takes Poison Because She Is Denied Child LOS ANGELES Aug 13 Lina Basquette stage and film actress and widow of Sam Warner motion picture executive was treated for a slight case of poiscn mg at the receiving hospital here late last night after police said she admitted a suicide attempt Miss Basquette was registered at the hospital as Eleanor Copcland but later admitted her identity police said after her maid Irene Zastro had broken down under questioning and given her employ ers trua name Police surgeons found the actress bad not been seriously poisoned and later released her to her personal physician and allowed her to go home They said she told them the act was prompted by her failure to obtain the custody of her fouryear old daughter Lita Warner The child was adopted by a brother of Sam Warner following the latlers death As Miss Basquette was being treated for minor burns about the face and arms her present husband Peverell Marley a cameraman called at the hospital He seemed much affected but the actress saia she didnt care to see him Attend ants said she ordered him from the room They have been separated since last June Rites for Pioneer Frost Farmer Held FROST Minn Aug fu neral of Louii Erdahl 79 pioneer farmer who died lato Thursday while sitting in a chair In his home here wan held at tha Bethany church with tho Rev Mr Oakei uncl officiating Burial was in the church lot He is survived by his widow six sons and a daughter Hankow Gets Prepared to Defend City Rebels Are Reported to Have Entered Changsa HONG KONG Aug 13 The French Catholic mission at JVannfng capital of Kwangs province was virtually de stroyed yesterday by Cantonese military aviators who bombed tho city seeking to oust the in surgents who held it Delayed telegrams from French mission aries there told of the bombing HANKOW Aug 13 WPKHan kow took on the appearance of a beleaguered city today an author ities tightened up their defense against the threatened communistic attack Unverified but persistent reports aid the redn had reentered Chang sha wealthy capital at Hunan Province which recently was aack d and burned by communist bands Sandbag defensen wero erected at all strategic points in the native section of Hankow and machine runs were mounted for action giv ng rise to the belief authorities vere anticipating a heavy commun st thrust Thousands refugees from the surrounding countrysido poured In o Hankow The evacuation from Wuchang and Hanyang nearby cities was especially heavy Han cow wan considered the safect of hree cities because of the presence iere of many foreign gunboats The roundup and of alleged reds continued unabated Many were put to death Foreigners here were not con sidered in great danger because in case of disorders they would be easily evacuated by the foreign fun boats Scores of commercial vessels also were available American In Danger WASHINGTON Aug 13 Red forces surrounding Kanchow hina recently abandoned by na ionalist troops were believed today o have placed in grave danger Bishop J A OShea of the Catholic mission there He is said to be the mly American remaining in the city NAME GUARDIAN FOR P B GILES Plans Laid to Sell Store Operated by Victim of Sleeping Sickness WAVERLY Aug A Giles has been appointed guar dian of her husband P B Giles Waverly merchant who has been 11 with sleeping sickness since April 15 by Judge M F Edwards n district court Plans arc being made to sell the Giles Style Shop vith Robert Hall of Iowa Falls con sidered n probabln purchaser The Tail organization preceded Mr Gileu in business here NEWYDRK PRICE OF VEGETABLES Hoover Asked to Confer With Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON Aug 13 complaint of an undue in crease in prices of fresh vegetables in New York City as a result of the brought waa laid before President Hoover today by Representative La of New York La Guardia a republican said the president requested him to take up the matter with the department of agriculture The representative made an appointment with Secre tary Hyde for later in the day Drastic Action Promised He said unless some immediate action were taken to prevent un necessary price increases very drastic steps will be taken by con sumers Secretary Hyde said before La Guardias protest that no specific in stances of profiteering in food stuffs had been called to his attention bu the agriculture department was on the alert He asserted there was n cause for alarm among housewives Shortage in Corn The only crop shortage Hyd said was in corn hay and pasture for cattle Out of a normal produc Tum la TUB Column PARDON TRIAL IS CONTINUED Testimony in Corn Beef Hash Stage Says Justice SAN FRANCISCO Aug 13 With three justices insisting they vere wasting their time members of the state supreme court contin ued with their hearing today on the application of Warren K Billings convicted preparedness day bomber a pardon A day of bitter crossexamination ind clashes between Billings attor ney and the bench was climaxed estcrday when Associate Justice reston said he had heard enough and moved for an immediate ad ournment Testimony has reached the corn beef hash stage he said I am ready to take a vote the court con clude this hearing right now Associates Curtis and Richards were in accord with Preston Chief Tustice Waste announced Only the intervention of Associate ustice Shcnk who said he found he testimony very enlightening prevented the vote on adjournment The interrupation was one of a dozen during the day which enliv ned the attempt of Edwin V Mc fenzie Billings counsel to show irosecution witnesses perjured hemselves in identifying Billings and Thomas J Mooney as the pre mrdeness day bombers Each is erving a life term for the bombing vhich killed 10 persons and injured 10 in 1916 50 Pei Freight Rate Cut 1st Step Drought Relief Plans Await Meeting of Governors Aug 13 W immediate 50 per cent slash in railroad freight rates on hay feed vater and livestock In the drought ireas stood out today as the first arge scale action for relief of larched agricultural lands Government relief plans mean while marked time until tomorrows conference of governors President Hoover wants their suggestions ana lans before proceeding with any jroad relief measures An idea of what line the governors recom mendations may take came in dis mtches from capitals of some of the affected states Hammill Favors Aid Governor Hammill of Iowa leav ng Dos Moines for Washington said he favored immediate aid to the farmers in need together with arrangements thru the farm boarc for seed for next years planting and financing by the board of a transfer of grains ffom surplus sec lions to the drought areas In Kentucky the agricultura branch of the state bankers asso elation formulated with Governo Sampson a plan based on underwrit ing the tax bills of droughtsuffer ing farmers thru federal nssistanc Expectations of relief continue concentrated on government agen cies as weather forecasts altho In dicaHcg showers for parts of th dry area promised no soaking rains Change to Be Immediate The railroad rates are to go into effect immediately on roads operat ingto and from drought areas north of the Ohio and east of the Missis sippi rivers Within a day or two hey are expected to be extended to he remainder of the dry regions Apart from the apparently grow ng need of many farmers for as istance to tide them over the win er considerable study was being given to the set up of machinery or giving the sufferers a new start lext spring with feed supplies and lie necessary financing to carry liem thru the growing season FLYING TEAM IS BEYOND RECORD Markets at a Glance Aug 13 rT NEW YORK Stocks irregular leaders rally fter touching new lows on move ment Bonds Irregular Investment is ues fluctuate narrowly Curb irregular active shares ral y after early decline Foreign exchanges irregular anadian easier Sugar steady Cuban support Coffee easy European selling Butter strong CHICAGO Wheat weak bearish government weather report Corn weak good rains in Kansas Cattle steady Hogs higher Fess Appoints New Head of Women on Committee West Virginian Made Successor to Iowa WornuTi YELLOW SPRINGS Ohio Aug 13 States Senator Simeon D Fess chairman of the re nibllcan national committee today innounced the appointment of Mrs Sllis A Yost of Clarksburg W Va as head of the womens division of he republican national committee ucceeding Louise Dodson resigned Mrs Yost Washington represen ative of the W C T U will work losely with the new chairman Sen itor Fess of Ohio She attended Antioch college in Ohio while ha professor there before either ntered politics Mrs Dodson assumed the post at he beginning of the Hoover admin istration At that time Mrs Alvin T Hert of Kentucky tendered her resignation as vice chairman Later however she rescinded It with the arrangement that Mrs Dodson would take over the active duties of the office Mrs Dodson said she would leave for her home in Shicksliinny Pa as soon as Mrs Yost comes in Her resignation followed a long career in party and political activi ties She was state campaign man ager for the suffrage referendum in Iowa In 1015 and later helped create an organization of republican wom en in the state She was the first woman to sit as an officer on a na tional convention committee and wan secretary on the committee on permanent organization Hawks Starts Break Lindberghs Record CT LOUIS Aug 13 J Jackson and Forest OBrlnc who recaptured the worlds record for sustained flight today settled down this afternoon to the grind of piling more hours on to the new mark At p m they had flown for nearly 55S hours and had ex ceeded the old record by three hours A downpour of rain deluged the field and soaked the scant crowd of 2000 persons who had assembled when the record was broken As a burst of sirens aerial bombs automobile horns and cheers went up Jackson and OBrine dropped down low over the field and dis charged a green Clare Then they ame clown to within a few hundred eet of the crowd and waved Ilano Workers Parade A crowd of about 50 airplane fnc ory workers paraded across the carrying a banner which read Again Red and Obie Factory whistles in industrial St Louis also heralded the return of the flight rec ord to St Louis witti a chorus of shrieks The flyers monoplane appeared to the observers and the ground crew to be functioning perfectly The wives of the flyers were among those who stood la tho rain to watch the record broken They were showered wJth congratulations The noise continued about 20 min utes Message Not Heard It appeared that Jackson and OBrine were attempting to speak to the crowd over their short wave ength transmitter but apparently he rainstorm interfered as they were not heard Jackson had said yesterday how ver they would stay up 1000 hours the motor did not quit The flyers lis time were their own managers nd masters Last years flight idcd at 420 hours short of the aviators SOO hours goal whan they were called down by the flight spon sor an airplane manufacturingcom pany HAWKS TAKES OFF INDIANAPOLIS Aug 13 W Frank Hawks reached1 Indhiimpolis at p m C S T on his attempt to set n new west to wist transcontinental air record Hawks took off for New York at p m C S T Hawks horiicd off from Wichita at oclock arriving here In 2 hours and 47 minutes GLENDALE Ca Aug 13 Frank Hawks holder of the east west transcontinental speed mark for airplanes took off from Grand Central air terminal at a m CST today in an effort to better the PacifictoAtlantic speed record held by Colonel and Mrs Charles A Lindbergh Driving down the long runway with terrific speed Hawks red and Turn to Pncn 2 Column IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy showers In cnst jirul soiitli central portions Wednesday night and possibly Thursday niorningg slightly warmtT in Nnnlliciifit portion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 75 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A M Wednesday GO Trace of rain ;