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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Slostly cloudy tonight and Tues day probatily snow or rain by Tues day warmer tonight In south and southeast portion somewhat colder Huesday in northwest portion AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT NOKTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DEC 12 1927 UNITED PRES3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE CENTRAL TRUST A3 INSURANCE Case Settled Out of Court Thru Instrumentality of Judge Scott The receivership of the Central Trust company of Mason City wis awarded from five insurance companies in a settlement made out ot court while the case was being tried before Judge George C Scott in tho federal court at Dubuque The scttlemen was made Saturday shortly after the defendant companies had started their evidence in tho case Judge Scott himself was chiefly in strumental In making an agreement between the Sued Five Companies The plaintift was suing the five companies for the amount for which the Central Trust building wag insured The companies whose case was handled by the Western Ad just company contended the building was not worth this much The case started beforeJudge Scott Wednesday plaintift had put In its evidence and the defense begun when Judge Scott called thelawyers in for n conference Meeting the counsel for each side he acted as mediator and told each what they should settle for Tho settle nTcnt was finally made ajid judgment entered against the defendants for was to pay its costs Will Be Divided Judge Scott toW the receiver that In his ju tment It was a good settle ment ana YJhe that Iio coild1not af ford to refuse The Insurance be used ns it djviilenrl from the Central Trust of which C oTiifikinson is expyiiner In chargR The case are JTranklin Fire company Insurance company North America New Hampshire Fire Insurance company and the Phoenix Fire Insurance company The plaintiff in tho case was re presented by two Mason City Jaw firms Smith and Feeney and Blythe Markley Rule and Clough together with Ben Gibson former attorney 5911 eral The insurance companies were represented by Senneff Bliss WiUver and Senneff enate Radio Prize Is Given to Denver Girl Philadelphia Youth Also Places in National tion Contest ICEW YORK Dee girl from Denver ana a young man from Philadelphia today were looking for ward to two years study of music ana the spending of each first prizes in a national radio audition Miss Agnes Davis 24 lyric soprano ot Denver and Wilbur W Evans 22 bass baritone of West Phil adelphia last night were declared winners of tho national contest as they sang Into the microphone of W EAP and 33 associated statios to a radio audience estimated at 000 persons Winners in their respective districts they competed with eight other dis trict winners for cash prizes totaling and a combined tuition of eight years ot music study The prizes were awarded by the Atwaler Kent Westerners Arc Second Miss Emilia De Prato 20 of South San Francisco lyric soprano A Roy 22 tenor of Corvallis were winners of the second prizes of in cashand one years tuition In a conservatory of Third prizes of in cash and a years tuition In a music school were won by Marie Brormrzyk IS colora turn soprana Chicago and Ben P Deloachc Aslievllle N C Tho ludges were Mme Louise Ho mer Reinald Werrenrath Yeatman Griffith George Ferguson T Tcrtlus Xobte Vladimir Rosing W G Hay and V R Key The voice first prize winner Miss Davis was described as a lyric soprano or great natural beauty which wlil In time betiome BpthAre Teachers Delight overtlio possibility of a ca reer in Brand opera Instead of a job as school tenchei was expressed by Miss Davis when her victory was an nounced Her lifelong1 ambition has been to sing the role of Alda she said She intends to stay in New York and to train in an eastern conservatory Evans also a school teacher said he would ask the foundation to give him I his scholarships at tho Curtis insti i tuto of musio in Philadelphia POT BACK Fort Des Moines Man Is Found on Street With Skull Fracture DES MOINES Dec Theories oC foul play In connection with the death of Oscar Brown 30 year old soldier stationed at Fort DCS Moines were being investigated by while a woman and two Xrgro men were hnld for questioning Brown was found unconscious on a street here yesterday ami died in a hospital without regaining conscious ness Police declared his skull had been fractured by a blow with a blunt in strument Read and Sons Are to Be Arraigned on New Bank Law Indictments COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec H Read and his sons El bert A and Henry former officers oC the First National bank of Shen andoah are expected here early this week to be arraigned and released on bonds on indictments charging violations of federal banking laws Appearance bonds for the Reads were filed hero last week The hearing for arraignment will bo before O C niismusscn United States commis sioner Visits in Kansas NORA SPRINGS Dec Ada Trevett left for Kansas City to spend the winter with her brothei Ralph Trevett has been one of tho postoffice clerks there for a num ber years AUNT HET By Robeit Guillen Cliris loolcutl Pa wears llml look when ho giLs a nocfllc an llirnnd nu scls down in IVoni rue lo sow on n I over Is Murdered in Paris PARIS Dee Paul Rillet 2ii described as an American citizen whose father is a professor at New York was shot and killed today during a scuffle with his brotherinlaw Diilctdoux hna called at bis brotherinIiwa house to obtain identity papers for starting a suit for divorce Tammany Sells Historic Wigwam No 38 and to Start Operating to Mar quette Dec 19 Two trains between Ma son City and Marciuette suspended lost spring wilt be put into operation again Dec 19 It was Mon day by W F Ingraham division su perintondent It is understood tho itrains will op erate at least until next April and longer if the traffic warrants it No 38 wiil leave Mason City at 1 p m and arrive at at p m No 33 Trtll leaTe Marquetto at p m and arrive in at p m Both trains will run dally ex cept Sundays Schedule Is Announced The schedule for tho trains an nounced by Mr Insraham may be subjected to some minor changes he Tho train leaving Mason City at 1 oclock will reach Nora Junction at Nora Springs Rucld Charles City Ionia New Hampton Lawler Jefferson Junction connecting with train going south to Cedar Rap Ida FortTAtkinsan Calmar 30 Ossian Post vllle Luana Monona Beulah Marquette At Mar quette the train will connect Tvlth an other to Bubuque and Savannah The westbound train will have the following achedxile Marquette Beulah Monona Luana Poslvllle Castalia OB Calmar FoftKft son U32 Jackson Junction Lawler Kew Hampton Ionia Bassett Charles City Rudd Nora Springs Nora Junction Mason City Hearing Cancelled The trains were put on chiefly be cause of tho failure of motor carriers to take care of the traffic during bad1 weather according to Mr Ingraham A hearing on tho case had been set for Dec 14 before the state railroad commission at New Hampton E J Feujing publisher of tile New Hampton Tribune was tho complain ant The hearing was cancelled by the promise of the railroad officials to restore tho trains DENTON NAMED TO 10 BOARD The GlobeGazette Offers Holiday Book Suggestions Christmas gifts are not always selected from heavy reading but good useful books arc often the most acceptable presents i Our Washington information bu reau has a valuable booklet pre pared by the American Library as sociation listing and describing one thousand useful books Books for young and old the butcher the and the candlestick maker A real help from a high authority In selectingv the best in good read Use the coupon Frederic J Haskin Director Tho Mason City GlolieGazelto Information Bureau Wnshliigton 0 I cncloso herewith four cents in ximnps for a copy uf the luinUIrt OXK THOUSAND ISli rti RUOKS Slule Kansan Takes Place of W S Hill on Shipping Group WASHINGTON Dec Al IT Denton Kansas was nomln by President Coolidge to bo a member oC the United States shipping id in place of W S Hill South Dakota who had incurred the dis pleasure ot the administration Mr Hill was at odds with other members of the shipping board on the ship sales policy ot the administra tion He wanted purchasers to guar antee operation for a longer period than others and bis opponents held this would make It more difficult to sell tho vessels The commissioner said today tlmt he had received no notice that his namo would not be sent to the senate for confirmation He was serving un der a recess appointment made when congress was not in session last sum mer He commented however that ho re alized he would not be a member of the board much longer Missouri Banker Is Held for Embezzlement WATERLOO Dec V Murfin former cashier of the Far mers and Merchants Savings bank of Lancaster was arrested here last night on a charge of embezzlement of from the bank which closed loniiifr his disappearance Nov 4 Sheriff lohn Hulen Lancaster and two directors ot the bank reached hers early today fo return Murfin to Mia iiri for arraignment and trial Legion Chief Says Vote Must Be Ordered by Committee INDIANAPOLIS Dec Tho American Legion poll on the wet d dry issue will not betaken Ed ward B Spafford national command er told state adjutants and command rs meetingin a national conference neve today Spafford said the poll would have to be ordered by executive committee and will not bring the matter before the committee which meets here In January Commander Spafford said In a speech in New York City the other evening I proposed that a poll of tho American Legion be taken oil the wet nnd dry issue This proposal was made on the highest plane for I im one who tries to uphold and de fend the constitution ot tho United States The poif jf taken will not ho in dulging1 in partisan politics However atter direful consideration it seems that it is so controversial aa to cause misunderstanding among our own members and I decided not to ring tlje matter before this tfody nor shall I bring It before the national executive committee Unless ordered by that national ex ecutive committee a poll will not be Chiles Agent to Be Called Before Group nyestigation of Alleged Mex ican Payments to Solons to Start WASHINGTON Dec unnellng for facts in its invcstiga ion of charges that President Calles f Mexico sought to pay to ourAmerican senators the special senate committee has unearthed a iroblem that may require diplomatic ettlement It lies in the committees subpoena ssuerl for Arturo SI Klias Mexican onsul general In New York halt nother of the Mexican president and illeged to be tho central figure iu tho landllmj oC the million dollar fund Hearst Is Summoned Similar subpoenas demanding Iheir estimony before tho committee hovo cen issued for William Randolph Hearst publisher of the newspapers printing the charges against Calles irict Victor Watson managing editor of ths Xew York Daily Mirror Wat son was served In New York yester day but there was no confirmation of icrvice upon the otnor two Tho committees right to summon Klias is questioned by tho Mexican tmbfusacfor here Manuel C Tellez who maintains that under interna tional law consular officers are im muno from subpoenas Ho doubts that would come to Washington to iestify while the senate committee ed by Chairman Reed republican Pennsylvania insists upon Its righ to summon Elias and demand hla tea timony Wants Embassys Papers All the papers of his of 1 Tammany hall above whfcli since 18G8 lias Been lie Iiome of the Tammany socfefy of New York lias bejm aolrl for a reported SUED of Tho historic dates bncH to tho lays fff Boss Tweed Ncgoti itipns are under way to build a new1 structure Noiv York IS BOJJND OVER Velma West Collapses in Court When She Hears Decision FAINS Dec Velma West charged with killing her husband T Edward West ham mer last Tuesday nightIna quarrel overattending a bridge party at Hevelancl was held to the Lake coun ty grand jury without bond today on a first degree murder follow ing a preliminary hearing before Mu nicipal Judge Marvin II Holtcr Mrs West uttered a piercing scream when the judge ordered her held She collapsed in her chair and slid to the floor Her mother and a deputy sher iff leaped to her siite but sho rallied before assistance could be rendered and pushed them away Rising to her feet she looked nboul the room and again went into a storm of hysterics which culminated in a second swooning spell She was unconscious several min utes before court attaches succeeded In reviving her Then sho left the court room on the arm of Sheriff Ed ward RasmttsHen going outside on n fire escape where sho stood for some time breathing the fresh air When she loft the fireescape she seemed to have regained her compo sure SHELLCANTON Revolting Communists Are Blamed for Latest Uprising HONGKONG Dec Persona arriving from Canton today stated that Chinese gunboats on tho Canton river shelled the Bund yester day Theydeclared that revolting com munists r had wrecked the police mi reau liberating prisoners who aug mented looters and terrorists Tlio gates to tho Shamcen bridges lead ins to tho foreign settlement wore iloseii A pamphletissued by the Tleds do that Iho coup which gave con trol of the rlty to them was executed by communist laborers peasants soldiers whose object was to suppress all antiRed elements in the city The TJeds claim they will mnkc Can ton center ot tho communist move ment In China Visit Tii Wliitteinore Home WHITTKMORI3 Dec Behnke Los Angeles Albert Bchnke and Miss Hannah Behnke Colorado Springs are visiting at the home of their uncle Albert Behnke Ventura School lo Give 1rngrnni VENTURA Dec Ventui conpollclatod school is a program in which nil grades niil tnko pirt CIMciV wilt IIB a Christmas free nndtrcats for all The program will lie in the school auditor iinn Don 2 Mrs Goodhue Mother of Mrs Coolidge Is Removed to Hospital NORTHAMPTON Dec Lemira Goodhue mother of Mrs Grace Goodhue Coolidge wife of tha president was removed from her hometo theDickinson hospital today suffering from a severeattack of influenza Dr Elmer H Copeland Mrs Good hues physician said that her condi tion was serious because of her ad ynncrc years Mrs Goodhue Who hug been livtrip in tile Coollflgo home here became ill suddenly Saturday cveHinff Her housekeeper immediately telephoned to Mrs Coolidge at Washington who di rected that every possible attention bo given linr mother Mrs rnnilitinn j failed lo show Improvement lortny Copnlund Vcinod it nlviTlle tn semi1 htr to a hospital LINDYSPLftNS Days Trip to Mexico City Must Be Postponed for 10 More WASHINGTON Dec AT Col tharles A Lindbergh prob ably will not bo able to take off for Mexico City for another 10 days he said after consultation foilay Tvitli woatlicr offi cials nml officers of tho naval hyilrographic office WASHINGTON Dec A weather map whoso swirling llneb foretold ot unfavorable pressure areas In tho southern states and Mexico during the coming dreu wrinkles disappointment todaj to tho lirow oE Col Charles A Lindbergh To be ready for the Jumpoff on his Washington to Mexico City flight Lindbergh exchanged his liotej quar ters for the hangars oC Boiling field as a base only to find that a non stop flight if attempted in the next day or two would run into bad weath or Tile flyer has refused to set a date for his hopoft except to say that ii would bo as soon as weather condi tions permitted within tho next week or 10 days In the meantime wit complete his plans for the good wll jaunt by collecting weather and other data from llarrey S Burwell commander at Boiling field and othei nimy flyers He set nsicle part oC to day however to take nloft the new Amphibian piano belonging to Assist ant Secretary Davison of tho war de pnrtment filled fn part o yesterday with the navys flying boats taking several of them up for brie spins Tha colonel obtained informatioi about December weather conditions along the route of his flight tenta lively on a lino from Washington to tho gulf and thence west to a point affording an overland hop south of the Mexican from Maj William Blair of the army signal corps Be fore bp takes off he will be armed with special reports on tho hours of sun and moon light to be expected SENATE VOTES MEDAL Governor Prevents Taking Up His Impeachment Charges KULLETIX OKLAHOMA CITY Dec 2 API Prevented from meet ing in their chambers at the state cupitol by national guardsmen n majority of the members of tho house of representatives went to u local hotel ccmvoried discussed Ilia situation anil recessed until tomorrow morning A P speaker of tho house announced OKLAHOMA CITY Dec Al5 Barred by national guardsmen rom convening in their chamber at ho slate capltot members of tha Oklahoma house ot representatlvsa were called upon totlay by Speaker K Hill to meet in the streets ot lome City receive harges against Gov Henry S Johri on The guardsmen before tho esrlga ivo chambers bovo rides and shle irms A scoro of legislators hart ar rived 10 minutes before the schaduled meeting hour 30xpressions ot Indig nation were heard from most of Moet Somewhere Else Isnt tliis a fine Americanlooking asked B W Smoddy ol Woods county republican and minor ity IIOIIEB leader Capitol were filled to capacity with spectators shorty before 10 a m Movingr ptc all of tin fice1 thrr which carrospkxdencs rron concerning beet farmers la Vlfj saicl to have been sought Whether the committees plan of tion cJefinltely will lead the Kllae prob lem to the state department for dls cussloa with governmen has nnt been revealed The state do partment lias kept clear of the embryc controversy thus far altho a disposl tion nas noticeable to agree with tho Mexican ambassadors viewpoint The committees public hearings wll begin Thursday REPUTATION OF REMUSjlSSAILED Chicagoan Says Defendants Standing Among Lawyers Was CINCINNATI Otffj Den Remus reputation as t practicing lawyerin Chicago a profcs sion deserted for bootlegging ivaa at lacked today his murder trial for slaying wife Imogens swung into its fifth week John Ti jrnglei for 2o o mom her of the Chicago barnxfsociatinn tcs tlfiod that Remus stancHns anil rop utnllon as a practicing attornev ReniUfl was perfectly sane during his Chicago legal career said Mr Fogle but a man who did no fully restrain his Joseph Thomas former guard a the Dayton Ohio juil was called a tlio first of a number of jail official from Dayton and Troy Ohio whore Remus was Incarcerated at variou times WASHINGTON Dec The senate today followed the action of the house in unanimously voting tho congressional mfidal of honor for Col Charles A Lindbergh Senator democrat South Carolinn hoivevor tirot up the ques tion of tho legality of conferring tlir mcclnl on Col Lindbergh Although in favor of the iicst inn he was of the opinion that tho honor rould bo con ferred only on men in action Senator democrat Missouri explained Hint iin tot of CMWCMH hn stowing thn incilnl thrt prnntn tiroiTrdnrl In without furlhrr dobty insliiw mil II LOCAL turn and newspaper were busy photo grapheifl are you going to do navi papermcn asketl p group members The dark halls were lighted witi flashlights as photograptiers snapped pictures of the guardsmen and tne throngB which milled about the lobby Work at tho cnpitol was at a standstill anci most of the empoyes were run ning about the building excitedly Helil for 30 Minutes After being hold at bay for more than a half hour by 80 armed guartli mcn who occupied tho floor contain ing tho legislative chambers tho leg islators congregated about a roped en closure on that floor Speaker Hill and newspapermen were permitted to enter the enclos ure Tho speaker explained that ses sion leaders had been unsuccessful iu tlinir efforts to nersuado AciJ Gen Charles F Barrett to permit the meet ing in the legislative chamber and that tho session would bo held In tlw Tho group immediately tils ptMECd Would Impeach Governor OKLAHOMA CITY Dec national guardsmen to day were summoned for tha seconcj tliuo in four yours to prevent a self convened legislature from nssemblinK in tho etalo capitol building fov tha nnnoimcpd pmposo of instituting im proceedings Klrst intimation Hint flov Henry 3 Johnston cm whom tho investigation planned to mo bilize the guard camo shortly dawn ivhen soldiers began to assemble at the armory here Brig floii Charles E McPherren then admitted that tho governor had authorized mobilization of three units of the jfiianl HQ said he expected the soldiers would occupy tho capitol to prevent the house of representatives from assembling there Tho thrco units ordered out were from the Hfltli infantry A machinu TtUN TO PAGE 15 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Monday Maximum 15 k Minimum 3 At 9 Trace of snoir For like period ending at a m Sunday Maximum g Minimum o Altho of an Improvement over llio subzero wcathor ot tho nifd wiilrh kicked dln of tin werk conclltiriis ushered in the present week much of lieing Ideal at least for per HOtiH who judjc Iowa winters on Flori da or Thti wind WHS out of i he south Sunday ami Umiori from that iliivclion MomLiy morning with ihn sun ccjiiiti nnil In rntlu r sloiidily POOR PA By Claude Cullnn cniiL flunk who lifM1 llml yown yoke In si Ihmlnms fin slips afraid ol srndin i lifuk In iho saints ;