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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1930, Mason City, Iowa COMP MARION E R H I S WCM ART DEPT f F IOWA MO IN ES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICES MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER5 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 50 Ritchie Thot 2nd Choice Democrats See Him as Next Best Bet to Roosevelt HOLDUPS THOT SOLVED By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 5 Gov Albert C Ritchie of Mary land is second on the list of 1932s democratic presi dential possibili ties just as un mistakably a s Gov Franklin D Roosevelt of New York is at the top of it This means the list of today sub ject to unlimited modifications Even the strongest d r y s hardly will dis pute that Governor Roosevelt looks most like 1932s Jeffersonlan nom inee Maybe they will claim second place for the dry Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas but there would be no logic in that If Joe is entitled to second place he is entitled to first and he certainly isnt All rational calculations point to a wet democratic choice two years hence It was demonstrated in 1928 that a wet democrat can obtain his partys nomination no matter how extensively he may be bolted later Thus we do know that the dry dem ocrats will yield somewhat It is un imaginable that the northern wets will do so in 1932 in the light of what happened at the last congres sional election Ritchie as automatically takes second If there be any doubt about it examine the roll of other pbsslbili 4 Column McNary Expects for Drought Relief 1 v HUNTING DEATH MAY BE MURDER i an Bebered KiUedm Battle With JDeer Was Slam r by Bullet MILFORD Pa Dec 5 mysterious tragedy of the deer hunting grounds of Pike county was under investigation today What at first was believed to have been a battle to death between a wounded deer and Wellington de Groat of Natamoras N Y now is viewed by police as a possible murder The body of de Groat a hunting knife in his hand and his gun at his side was found last Tuesday A few feet away a big buck lay dead shot thru the breast De Groats companions in recon structing the supposed battle be tween the hunter and the deer said de Groat apparently had been crushed by the wounded animal as he ran forward to deliver thedeath blow with his knife But a post mor tem examination revealed that the hunters death had been caused by a bullet wound thru the body The land on which de Groats body was found was owned by Mrs Bertha Armbrusteri Witnesses at an inquest testified that the woman had threatened to shoot the first hunter she found on her property Authorities learned that Mrs Armbrustcr was taken toa Scran ton hospital Wednesday and that she underwent a majot operation yesterday Scarville Man Hurt as Derrick Falls on Foot SCARVILLE Dec Hellie who has been working with a bridge construction crew North wood suffered an injury when a derrick fell on his foot crushing the bones He is at the home of his parents Mr and Mrs John Hellie CERTAIN SENATE WILL AGREE ON LARGER AMOUNT Hoover Asks 25 Million House Postpones Work Bill WASHINGTON Dec 5 pite the administration recom mendation for allotting to drought relief Chairman Mc Nary of the senate agricultural committee said today he favored putting 560000000 up for the pur pose and expected the senate to pass a bill calling for that amount next week The chairmans expression was coincident with the appearance be fore his committee of several demo cratic senators testifying on behalf of the measure spon sored originally by McNary He subsequently introduced the 000000 measure as well in line with the budget bureau recommen dation McNary said he wanted the com mittee to complete its consideration of the bill today or tomorrowso he could submit the report to the senate Monday and ask for its im mediate the advocatea the budget figure Prelim inary to tomorrows vote by the house agriculture committee on the administration bill Representa tive Aswell served notice he would makethe vote public It will be taken in closed session Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec D The president delivered a mes sage to congress but none Of the papers on the coast had room for it on ac count of it be ing atthe same time the Notre Dame football team was arriving out here Talk about business depression the stadium they play insouthern California was built just for Iowa picnics and seats about an eighth of a million Talk about getting in why I paid 510 a ticket just for space to hear over the radio Yours WILL ROGERS where DIRECTORS HEARD WASHINGTON Dec 5 house appropriations committee to day postponed until tomorrow final action on President Hoovers request for to be used for pub lic works to relieve unemployment Major General Brown chief of army engineers under whom 500000 of the fund would be ex pnded for rivers and harbors and flood control work and Thomas MacDonald director of the Federal Highway Aid Bureau who would di rect the expenditure of were heard today U OF IOWA CAGE STAR KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT TROUBLE FOUND IN GETTING JURY IN MURDER CASE Most of Veniremen Have Read Statement by Shepard KANSASCITY Kans Dec 50V statements concern ing the case have proved a handicap in selecting a jury for the trial of Major Charles A Shepard army tuberculosis specialist charged with the poison murder of his second wife A panel of 25 veniremen was un der eleventh hour summons to ap pear in federal court today to re place those excused yesterday be cause they had read newspaper ac counts of the case Judge Richard J Hopkins declared the defendant could not put his statement in a newspaper then be tried by jurors who had read it The remark was forthcoming from the bench wben it became ap parent thru examinatipn of venire men that a recently published state ment of his case by Major Shepard had been widely read by prospective jurors Eleven men who professed no bias relative to capital punishnieut adr THEY KEEP WORLD GUESSING Shaw Terry Letters Will Be Published Playwright and Act ress Met Only Once in 30 Years BUTLER SHERIFF TO BRING BACK 3 HELD IN TEXAS North lowans Charged With St Benedict Robberies Reports that they were to be married in Cleveland Ohio after an airplane flight from New Yorlc City were vigorously denied by Miss Amelia Earhartfamous girl llyer and George rutnam New York publisher Tliey made n second fligiit together Thursday NEW YORK Dec 5 dearing letters of George Bernard Shaw and the late Ellen Terry who met but once in 30 years of corre spondence areto be published Elbridge L Adams of the Foun tain Press lias permitted a repre sentative of the New York Times o view the correspondence com prising 100 epistles from Shaw and nany more from Miss Terry but declined to permit quotations from hose of the dramatist Shaw frankly adored Miss Ter ry says the Times and the letters contain Shaws philosophy of love sometimes tender and sometimes ardent as he eloquently expressed t again and again to the woman he loved Shaw Writes Preface Shaw has written a preface to the correspondence in which he warns that the letters must not be interpreted as one might interpret letters similarly intimate in pbrase Between a man and woman of ALLISON Dec H W Burma of Butler county and James Day state agent left today for San Antonio Texas to bring back three young men wanted here on charges of robbing the St Bene dict Peoples Savings bank and an attempt to rob the Austlnville Sav ings bank James E Risden chief of the bureau of investigation be lieved the apprehending of the three would clear up between 15 and 20 holdups and thefts in North Iowa The three arrested were Clarence Perry Clarion Harris Damon 18 Holmes and Myron Martin 31 who has lived several places in Iowa but whose home is at Reii wick Sheriff Burma was notified this morning of their arrest which followed several days investigation by local county officers and stale authorities Kellie Hancock 23 Clarion was arrested with the three but is not being held in connection with the robberies Officers stated she would Crushed in Night Collision AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Its no wonder Sue looks poorly She aint took no ex ercise since they got rich except countin her pulse CANADIAN FLYER POSSIBLY ALIVE Searcher Finds Message Carved on Tree Near Burkes Plane JTJNEAU AlaskaDec 5 Hope that Captain E J A Burke Canadian flyer and two compan ions missing in the upper Liard district of northern British Colum bia since Oct 11 may be found alive was renewed here today with the return of Pilot E L Wasson who visited Burkes abandoned piane in that area Wasson and his guide Joe Walsh returned yesterday after inspecting Burkes plane and reported finding a message carved on a tree saying th missing trio had abandoned the plane and headed for Wolf lake 50 miles distant after their food had run low The two searchers then flew over thecountry between the abandoned plane and Wolf lake but found no trace of Burke or his companions EmilKading and Robert Marten RAPIDS Dec 5 V Robert Spradling of Frankfort Ind University of Iowa basketball star was killed near Shueyville about midnight last night in an automobile collision Spradling who was returning to Iowa City from Cedar Rapids col lided with an automobile driven by Louis Langhurst of Fairfax Bright lights were blamed for the accident Langhurst and a companion were slightly injured Spradlings skull was crushed Spradling who was on the Iowa basketball team in 1929 and 1930 was a brother of Sjeorge Spradling prominent Purdue athlete Senior lit TJ Spradling a senior in the uni versity had not reported to Coach Rollie Williams of the basketball team this year He was not expected to participate in the cage sport his only athletic activity His sophomore year Spradling played forward but last season when Iowas basketball squad was reduced measurably by Big Ten slush fund charges he was used both at forward and center In Iowas 17 games he scored 107 points the most of any Iowa cage player Spradling with Frank F Frost a theater operator at Iowa City had gone to Cedar Rapids to obtain Tarn In Pago 4 Column Doumergue Receives Poincare Herriot on Cabinet Question PARIS Dec 5 President Doumergue received Raymond Poin care and Edouard Herriot at the Elysee palace in response to a pres idential invitation Both men have served as premier and it was assumed that they dis cussed the cabinet crisis with the president Neither would make any statement had remaining one arid this defense nine peremptory challenges Miss Grace Brandon blond 22 year old San Antonio Texas sten ographer to whom the accused 59 year old medical officer said he be came engaged five months after his wifes death was not in the court room yesterday She is regarded as an important government witness Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular pivotal indus trials recover in last hour Bonds irregular rails dip sharply Curb heavy investment trusts soft Foreign exchanges irregular French franc steady Cotton quiet and steady Sugar steady trade support Coffee easy lower Brazilian cables Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat steady unfavorable Ar gentine weather Corn easy predictions increased receipts Cattle steady to strong Hogs lower Strike of 70000 Men in Scotch Mines Ends LONDON Dec 5 strike in the Scottish coal fields of 70000 men which was called Dec 1 was ended today when a conference of union delegates ordered the men back to the pits Monday Line Work Completed CORWITH Dec 5 Workmen for the Central States Power and Electric company have completed tearing down the old electric line and poles between Corwith and Lu verne 1 STE AfllE City Police State Troopers Sheriffs Forces Scour New York NEW YORK Dec 5 for seven maniacconvicts who fled from the state hospital for the criminally insane at Matteawan after overpowering guards was in tensified today City police state troopers and sheriffs forces were scouring New York and patrolling the 60mile roadway from Beacon N Y Special guards watched the con victs former homes here in Brook lyn on Long Island and in Roches ter N Y and plainclothes men sought them in their known haunts Two of the fugitives were sen tenced for slaying one for arson one for assault two for burglary and one for violating a parole Frank Vanderkuylen who was committed for killing his bigamous wife with acid appeared twice in the city yesterday He called at Ills first wifes apartment several hours aEter the escape but was refused ad mittance and talked to a priest In the rectory of a church a short time later William Nelson 22 year old in sane burglar who escaped Nov 19 engineered the bieak early yester day morning He returned to the hospital with two unidentified gun men and surprised the guards one by one Four of the inmates were dressed for the escape but two oth ers left in their They fled toward New York in two motor cars Supreme Court Is Likely to Dismiss Bankers Life Suit WASHINGTON Dec 5 Chief Justice Hughes has indicated dismissal of the appeal of asses ment policyholders of the Bank ers Life company of Des Moines from a decision of the Iowa supreme court upholding insurance assess ments levied against them L H Sallinger of Carrol finished arguments for the protesting mem bees and the chief justice said he had no desire to hear lawyers for the Bankers Life indicating thereby missal of the aoDeal ALL FOR FRANCHISE 77 Cast Ballots at Goodell in Favor of Central West Company Dec special election was held here when 77 voters voted yes for the renewal of a 25 year franchise for the Cen tral West Public Service Telephone company There were no opposing votes and no spoiled ballots This is the first election in thehistory this town when everyone voted What uou want SHOPPING PAYS TILL 48 Dead in Belgium From Mysterious Gas MiXed Up With Fog BRUSSELS Belgium Dec 5 persons are dead in the vicinity of Engia near Liege apparently poisoned by a myster ious gas mixed with a fog which swept over the region last night anc today Cattle have also been affected by this strange malady of the mist anc many of them have died Today frightened and bewildered farmers drove as many as possible of their cows and horses into warm dry kitchens to shield them from the the death outside House Rejects Bill to Prohibit Use of Funds for Poisoning Alcoho WASHINGTON Dec 5 house today rejected an amendmen to the treasury supply bill pro hibiting use of government funds for poisoning industrial alcohol The vote was 10G to 14 A appropriation for cdu cational in prohibition en struck out WRECK STORES Beloit Blaze Does Damage of in Heart of City BELOIT Wis Dec 5 explosion and fire in the heart of the city early today destroyed sev eral stores and caused damage esti mated at more than 5500000 The explosion of a gas main orj West Grand avenue near the Rock river bridge started the conflagra tion at 0 a m the blast shattering windows within an area of a half mile Lester Sheehan policeman walk ing his beat near the scene was thrown thru a plate glass window and severely cut The Webber Mills Clothing com pany Universal grocery and J A Andersons jewelry store were de stroyed and only the walls remain of the E L Chester department store and Perrys ice cream parlor then musical critic on the World In Turn o rnso 4 Column 1 FRIDAY IN CONGRESS WOMAN UNABLE TO TELL STORY Denver Murder Trial Brot to Halt by Collapse of Defendant DENVER Colo Dec 5 lapse of Pearl OLoughlin on the witness stand last night brot to an abrupt halt her trial on a charge of murdering her 10 year old step daughter With the jury excluded from the courtroom Mrs OLoughlin was called to the stand to testify of her treatment while in custody of police following the finding of the girls body in a city park lake While the defense claimed all statements made previously by Mrs OLoughlin were obtained by threats Albert T Clark chief of de tectives testified they were volun tary Leo OLoughlin father of the slain child testified against hfs wife yesterday saying she had threatened suicide and the slaying of her own son and that he based his suspicion of his wife on these facts SENATE Senate in recess until Monday Interstate commerce committee considers power commission ap pointees Agriculture committee begins hearings on drought relief legisla tion Thursday Review Recommitted motor bus regula tion bill to committee Made Jones bill for aid of mothers and infants unfinished business Received favorable report on nomination of William N Doak to be secretary of labor Inquiry into increase in steel prices demanded by Senator Norris republican Nebraska Naval committee reported 530 000000 battleships modernization bill HOUSE Reading of treasurypostoffice bill begins Appropriation committee consid ers presidents request for 5150 000000 unemployment fund Agriculture committee continues with drought relief legislation Immigration committee formu lates plans for further restriction Fish committee to hear com munists leaders Thursday Review Debated treasurypostoffice sup ply bill Received presidents request for Agriculture committee debated Immigration am unemployment re lief measure Military affairs considered Muscle Shoals deadlock the first automobile Participants Arc Named Day said that Perry Damon and Virgil Stuart 19 Webster City were alleged to have made the st tempt to rob the Austinville bank Martin had lived in several northwest Iowa communities during the last few months according to tn Pago t Column German Minister Quits to Widen Cabinet Rift BERLIN Dec 5 Bredt minister of justice yielding to party pressure today resigned bis portfolio in the cabinet widen ing to an open breach the tween Chancellor Bruening and the economic party Storm Lake Youths Arrested in Robbery STORM LAKE Dec 5 20 year old Storm Lake men Ly mnn Potter and John Mathkorvich were held in jail here today follow ing Potters confession to robbing TClizabeth Kracmcr owner yesterday restaurant Australian Airwoman Near Victim of Gale Taken Back to Miami MIAMI Bla Dec 5 J M KeithMiller Australian flyer who reporte3 she was blown far but of her course to barren Andros Is land on a projected HavanaMiami flightlast Friday was brot to Miami today in a chartered sea plane With her were Capt W N Lancaster her flying associate and John Liggett III Pittsburgh Officers Are Elected by Clarksville 0 E S Dec tion of officers in the O E S re sulted as follows Hazel Waugh W M II W Holman W P R N Waugh associate patron Naomi Stevenson conductress Sophia Rcs sler associate conductress Lucile Roberts secretary Hestjr Roberts suburban viewpoint The endear1 probably ne brot back to Iowa to merits be says are an expression i her parents more outspoken and perhaps i Xemder more fundamentally tecent atmovl Risden tfcat the Jjacquaintance begaS Jfor several 1890 when Miss Terry wrotei Shaw monthS holding up filling stations and stores as well as banks State Agents Day and P J Grif fin who have been working on the Austinville and St Benedict rob beries charged today that Martin told youths who have been impli cated that he had been connected with Al Capones gang in Chicago and that he was planning to adopt similar methods in Iowa Martin is alleged to have directed the robberies without actually par ticipating in them He is said to have remained near the scene in a second car to which the robbers would be transferred IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy Friday Suturcluv preceded ly Friday night in the extreme cnst portion slightly colder Friday in extreme southenstr portion Somewhat warmer Saturday afternoon in extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS V GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday S3 Above minimum in Night 2fi Above At 8 A M Friday 30 Above Rainfall 11 of an Inch The falling of a heavy fog fol lowed by a tenth of an inch of rain which froze as it hit the ground gave North Iowa its worst road conditions of 1930 Cars were slid ing about every which way Friday morning opened cloudy with a tem perature just below the freezing point ;