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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 11, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATEDPRESS M3ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITYriOWA WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 11 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 54 RESCUE WARDEN IN PRISON RIOT Iowas 1929 Crops Are Valued at j f EXPECTS PRICE OF CORN TO BE ADVANCED SOON Estimate Shows Gain of 13 Millions Over Preceding Year MOINBS Dec 11 U isS 1929 harvested crops valued at Dec 1 prices at Charles D Reed director of the weather and crop bureau to day told the Iowa Annual agricul tural convention His estimate also was based on forecasts for acreage yield an and total production 1C was 51300000 higher than for 1923 There seems to be no good reason why the price of corn should remain as low as it is at the present time for very long Reed said adding a steady and iu thetotal value of crops during the past four years had been noted 437760000 Bushels ot Corn The total production of corn Is placed at 437760000 bushels which at the Dec 1 farm price of 69 cents a bushel would give a total of 302 054000 he said Ihls total pro Suction is 27000000 bushels less the final revision of the 1928 j fp fvm usual rule should have been valued at more dollars than the 1928 crop There are reasons for believing that the price of 69 cents a bushel is somewhat lowerthan It should consideringthe total United States crop which is somewhat deficient It seems probable that recent finan cial difficulties in the east may have had some effect on this price With Iowa far above all other states in corn production this year and the other states generally de ficient as compared with their past record there seems to be no good reason why the price of corn should remain as low as it is at the present time for very long Of course the usual seasonal rush to market dur ingthe next 90 days will prevent any large rise in price but there Is TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 5 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec VVhen Mr Morrow went to Mex ico Just two years ago every paper doubted his future and were even fear ful for his life Now he is going to the seiate and nobody of fers one word of warning The worst that can happen in Mex vvnT wnrsuc ico is you can WELL ROGERS be shot But the exact day of your passingfrom public life is known to all but1 in the senate if you are not you are continually pass ing to the cemetery with not even your own family knowing the exact date of your demise Of course I can understand his alibi will be it was either return to Wall street or the senate and I picked the lesser of the two evils One of his sad constitutents Yours WILL ROGERS IOWA MURDERER GIVEN 10 YEARS Homer Edwards Ordered to Ft Madison for Kill ing Farmer SIBLEY Dec 11 10 year sentence to Fort Madison peniten tiary was given Homer Edwards 25 late yesterday for the killing of George Louscher 45 farmer of which he was convicted by a jury Oct 27 Judge C C Bradley over ruled motion for a new trial Lou scher was killed at his home three miles west of Harris early July 8 How wicked the doomed world seems if everybody else is dancing and you have rheumatism stngers Review Kes Weatti IOWAFORECAST Probably rain or snow Wed nesday night or Thursday no decided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 33 Coldest in Night 30 At 8 A M Wednesday 26 Precipitation 05 Streets and highways continue to be in a precarious condition making automobile traffic uncomfortable Repair men report a number oC broken wheels have resulted from the slippery pavement HAITI LAWYERS IN PROTEST OF ACTION BY U S Dispatch of Troops Is Called Brutal Inter vention XITASHINGTON Dec 11 Many attorneys of PortAu Prince Haiti have signed a state ment charging that the deployment of armed American forces has thrown the city into a condition ol agitation and asserting that they will refrain from pleading in the island courts until a new order has been instituted This was reported to the state department last night by Brig Gen John H Russell the American high commissioner who simultaneously made a vigorous denial of the charges of the lawyers He said that quiet prevailed with indications of an improved condition thruout the island and quoted prominent resi dents of Cape Hatien as saying they would welcome a firm orderly government whether administered by Americans or by their own peo ple All assertions of the attorneys Russell characterized as farcical and directly contrary to the facts In addition to charging that armed forces had caused agitation in Port LOBBY PROBERS WILL QUESTION JULIUS BARNES Report Attempt to Inter fere With Farm Board Dec 11 Senator Caraways lobby inquiry committee is to look into reports that commission grain dealers have attempted to interfere with the fed eral farm board in its effort to es tablish a grain marketingorgani zation owned and controlled by the farmers The investigation to be begun Friday will hear testimony by Julius Barnes chairman of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States who at present is engaged in or ganizing a national economic coun cil as part of President Hoovers business stabilization campaign Charges that Barnes had inter vened with the president in opposi tion to the farm boards plans were vigorously denied late yesterday at the white house and it was also as serted that there was no difference ofopinion between the board and the chief executive First reports of the alleged efforts of the grain dealerswerft brot to the senate by Nye of North Dakota a republican of i the independent western faction He asserted that Barnes was at the head of agroup of grain dealers who appeared in protest before the farm board last week Dispatches from Memphis quoted Alexander H Legge chairman of the farm board as denying that Barnes had criticized any of the plans of the board He too denied reports of friction between the board and President Hoover The federal farm board he said has had the most whole hearted cordial and sympathetic support from the president at all times AuPrince the statement the lawyers said that they were ab staining from court appearances be cause they believe what they termed thia brutal intervention to be of such a nature as to disturb the serenity of the Haitian people be cause machine guns are trained on the palace of justice and because of a belief that the state of agita TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 1 BANK OFFICER TAKES OWN LIFE Grief Over Fathers Death Blamed lor Cleveland Mans Suicide CLEVELAND Ohio Dec 11 7IJ man identified asJames 2 Naughton assistant cashier of the U S Fidelity and Guaranty com pany leaped to his death from the high level bridge here today Ke plunged 110 feet downward to a pavement below Thomas Mclntyre a friend of the cashier had driven his automobile to the curb to invite Naughton to ride with him Just as I was about to open the door of my machine Mclntyre said I saw Naughton i grasp the iron rail at the center of the bridge swing himself over and drop Mclntyre expressed the belief Naughtons suicide was the result of his grief over tho death ot his father Patrick J Naughton 10 DIE IN NEW YORK FIRE TEACHERS DEATH PUZZLES POLICE Authorities Turn to School Records to Murder ROCKFORD 111 Dec 11 Investigation ofthe slaying of Miss Cordelia Gummershelmer apparent ly falling iu all other channels turned today to the high school where she taught Police admittedly defeated so far in the attempts to learn who beat the school teacher to death In her apartment last weekend searched school records in an attempt to find some student who might have har bored a grudge against the teacher Homer Reed assistant chief of police said the killing might have been the work of a student who failed in MissGummersheimera language class perhaps one whoso failure kept him from participation in athletics or it might have been a youth who had fallen in love with the teacher and whose advances had been repulsed Dr FJoyd D Leach dentist the only suspect who had been taken into custody was released yester day Miss Gummersheimers body was released last night to her broth er August who took it to family home n Belleville III the Artist and Bride Are Shot to Death in Suicide Pact NEW YORK Dec 11 Grew Crosby 32 and Mrs Josephine Rotch Bigelow 22 a bride both socially prominent in Boston were found shot to death in an artists studio last night in what police said was a suicide pact The bodies fully clothed were found facing1 each other on a bed Crosbys left arm was about the womans neck and in his right hand was a 25 caliber pistol Mrs Blge low was shot in the left temple and Crosby in the right no notes and while police were convinced the couple dipd in a suicide pact they were at loiia to ascribe a motive LATEST MINERS UNION EFFECTS ILLINOIS STRIKE 100 Per Cent Shutdown Achieved in Coal Mines 111 Dec 11 The fledgling workers who have This Associated Press tclephotp nas takenduringa fire inthe Manhattan studios arid Patlio film in New York in which 10 liveswere lost Seventyrfivepersons were trapped in the building YOUTH19MtS FATHER MOTHER Texan Wanted to Harvest Crops Himself to Get Start in Life WAXAHACHIE Texas Dec 11 Riley 19 was held here today on a charge of murder ing his mother and father and at tempting to kill his brother in or der that he might harvest the pro duce of their farm and get a start in life District Attorney A D Emerson said theboy had confessed that he shot his parents and brother in hopes of making the crops my self ilr and Mrs Riley were shot to death Friday and their younger son Walter wounded Walter was shot in the nose and the older boys con fession indicated the district attor ney said that only the fact that Herman believed him dead saved the boys life Umpire Asks Chance for Shires Bout DAVENPORT Dee 11 Arthur the Great Shires is just a paluka when it comes to fighting according to the word Eouie Kolls Pacific coast league umpire who today broadcast a challenge to meet the White Sox ball player in a six round bout in Davenport I can beat shires with one hand tied behind me Kolls declared when he instructed his FrankSmith to telegraph his chal lenge to Jim Mullen at Chicago Ive fought lots of hall players in my time and havent lost a de cision on or off the diamond I beat George Trafton and made him run for cover when the Rock Island in dependents played the Chicago Bears so if I cant beat C Arthur Ill quite umpiring Promoter C J Henaghan of Dav enport is trying to land a Shires Koll bout REPORT CANTON DRIVE CHECKED British and Japanese War ships Proceed to Take Nationals Aboard BULOGTIN CANTON Dec It rebels initial attempt to cap ture Canton appeared today to have been temporarily checked by nationalist government troops after a heavy engage ment since Monday nifflit with many thousands of cixiiuulties on each side SHANGHAI Dec 11 Wounded began to arrive in Nan king today from a battle in progres 50 miles north of Fulcow betweei loyalist soldiers and the revolving Pukow garrison Fighting is de scribed as intense British and Japanese warship were on their way up the Yangtsi Kiang to aid in evacuating their na tionals in case events force tha move An American flotilla is ex pected here tomorrow with like in tent A rebel victory it was thot might conceivably initiate a train of j events ending in fall of Nanking j and the nationalist government Serious disorders affecting foreign ers in the central capital in event of its fall were feared here State Troops Rush Auburn as Convicts Threaten Lives of 8 Three Convicts and Guard Killed as Soldiers Storm Prison During Riot Jennings Offered His Life If Convicts Were Set Free set themselves up against the United Mine Workers of America and organized as the National Min ers union had accomplished a 100 per cent shutdown of coal mines in Christian county today Members of the new union strik ng for better working conditions shorter hours and a weekly minimum wage as well as to break he older union had their eyes to day on mines at Nokomis Staun on and in the Springfield district Their leaders said 3000 men were out in this county and that tlie in ention was to make the strike statewide and possibly nationwide Rumor Communistic Influence Calling out the National guard to protect the four Peabody Coal com pany mines in this county yester day served as an indirect aid to ttu strikers Several hundred member of the United Mine Workers ap peared ready to enter the miifes bii refused to do so ai long as th troops were there Many expressei the opinion that to work under th protection of the state military would put them in the positiono strikebearers The miners for tin most part later went over to thi new union There has been much talk hen and at Springfield that the presen strike is financed by the communis party of America in the belief tha1 this is an opportune time and an opportune place to bid for powe in the banks of American labor Ni foundation for this belief has been found in statements of strike lead ers nor have any such affiliation been claimed by the union Schism In Ranks Caused Rather the trouble appears to bi the culmination of the schism iu th ranks the United Mine workers Illinois members of the U M W long have been divided one grouj supporting John J Lewis nationa president the other backing Harry Fishwick U M W leader in IIU nols At present legal action is un der way to determine which of th two factions actually represent the union in Illinois Into this division ot union miner the National Miners union hn stepped With the th strike Monday organizers and pick ets of the new union became active and because of the internal trouble of the United Mine Workers the N M U found its task of recruiting members lightened State soldiers with machine guns and fixed bay onets continued to guard the Pea body mines here and at Kincnid to day AUBURN N Y 11 the second vithin six months a desperate group of long term convicts he Auburn state prison mutinied today and spread death andl error throut the prison shooting down the principal keepers md seizing the warden and seven guards whom they held jostages for their safe conduct to freedom Within four hours Warden Edgar B Jennings and all aeveii uards had been snatched to safety by state troopers ehind a barrage of tear gas and three convicts including tlyp spokesman for the mutineers had been slain j Kobbed of their last means of purchasing safe conduct frorrtt he prison remaining convicts prepared to make a last desper ate stand in the main hali while troopers and national men armed with tear gas and machine guns and bombs Dared to rush the barricades in the few hours remaining m in I ore darkness would throw the entire prison into pandemoniunf and enable the main body of prisoners to escape y Henry Sullivan spokesman for the mutineers and other convicts not yet identified were Wiled during the attack by state troopers Under Cover of Tear Bomb Attack The rescue of the warden and seven prison guards was made Til cover a tear gaa attack A detail troops hurled tear gas bombs thru the inner the mam hall and waiting until the gas had taken effect flungr th4 gatesopen V V Warden Jennings and the men rushed thru followed by a fire of revolver shots r r Guard George E Atkins was shot thru the neck guard J F Van1I Housen tumbled thru the opening with his eye gouged outThe two remainingto escape as well as Warden Jennings were sufferingtempor arily from the gas attack The two Claude Dempsey and Milton Riker were sent to thehospital with Jennings Atkins and Van Housen Riker was wounded in the outbreak of last summer A hasty check after the escape of the group revealed that three or four guards remained in the hands of the convicts Prisoners Quieted Down The main gate of the prison which was held against rioting con victs in July by the action of one guard who flung the key over the wall into the street was opened by prison authorities The action was taken it was aid to assure the mutineers that Warden Jennings was willing to release them The 20 mutineers who included Ernest Paves Joseph Bravata and Steven Pawlak convicted last week at taking part in the break last July were barricaded in the back main hall where they also held the warden and seven keepers The main body of prisoners about 1500 in number was in the prison yard with only the guns of state trooeers city police and guardsmen between them and freedom bul was said to be orderly at present m GUARD SHOT DOWN GREEKS MAY NAME ZAIMIS Former Premier May Be come President of Republic ATHENS Greece Dec 11 Premier Venizelos today announced he and his party would support Alexander Zaimis former premier and now president of the senate for the presidency succeesing Admiral Kondouriotis who resigned yester day It was believed the premiers ac tion insured election M Zaimis pre ceded M Venizelos as premier and has been close to political events in Greece for the last 20 years Venizelos as a formality when he submits M Zalmls name to parlia ment Monday will submit resigna tion of his own cabinet which prob ably then will be reorganized with M Gonatas minater of communica tions Costello 60 Stage Star Sued by Girl LOS ANGELES Dec 11 Maurice Costello one time idol of Broadway and now gray haired member of the Hollywood motion picture veterans ranks today pre pared to combat in superior court a breach of promise suit filed yesterday by Miss Vivienne Seng ler youthful musician author and artist Declaring he was astonished at the suit which he termed an ab surd attempt to shake me down the father of Mrs John Barrymore and Helene Costello prominent film actresses denied there ever had been an understanding between him and Miss Sengler He said she had proposed to him but said his reaction was such that he had not seen her since The girl however declared Costello proposed to her in Stockton Cal Sept 16 1928 and they mutually agreed to be married last April 22 As the wedding date approached her com plaint cited his attitude changed and he refused to go thru with their plans The stage veteran nearlng has lived alone in Hollywood when not on theatrical tours AUBQRN N Y Dec 11 Armed with guns smuggled into the prison from outside the walls ac cordingto prison officials approxi mately 1580 convicts in the Auburn state prison revolted today shot down Principal Keeper George A Durnford seized Warden Edgar S Jennings and several other keepers and held them as hostages for the 12 ringleaders of erior of the prison buildings if the convicts make no move soon At noon the interior of the prison vas quiet No convicts had made heir appearance within the view of hose gathered outside Troops Surround Prison Warden Jennings was reported as Barricaded in the south hall of the orison dining quarters with the con victs making desperate efforts to ct their hands on him 3 Mayor Charles Osborne requested troops to surround prison Fortyfive state troopers front the Onelda barracks were rushed to the prison in automobiles and on motor cycles Guards verified the report that Principal Keeper George Durnford had been shot and killed by tha rioters Shortly after 12 oclock the ing convicts thru a spokesman named Sullivan who figured in tha TURN TO VAGK 12 COLUMN f Pauline Frederick III of Ptomaine Poisoning 11 release of about the mutiny Thirty men from the Syracuse po lice force were dispatched to Au burn at oclock in charge of Deputy Chief George S Peacock They were armed with riot guns and tear bombs With the walls entirely surround ed by national guard soldiers with loaded guns city officials ordered the front gate of the prison openec at noon and sent word to the con victs to file out 1000 Men on Guard More than 1000 armed men in cluding guardsmen troopers police nnd private citizens formed a hol low square in front of the gates at the foot of Wall street prepared to stage a pitched battle if the convicts obey the order and attempt to get away All traffic had been stopped for a mile on either side of the prison and the prison area was literally filled with armed men Virtually every citizen of Auburn who owned a gun had joined one Cf the volunteer posses The convicts so far as was known had only what weapons they con fiscated when they captured the warden and the 12 guards Because of fear that Warden Jennings nnd the 12 guards would ie killed Ihe authorities hesitated to attack but it seomcci probable they would be compelled to storm the in LOS ANGELES Dec Pauline Frederick stage and motion picture actress was suffering today from ptomaine poisoning which caused her to become violently Jll last night just before she was to appear in a Los Angeles theater AUNT HET By Robert Quillen You neednt think mod ern girls is lazy just because they dont spend their lives embroiderin linen until its loo fancy to ever use i ;