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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 12, 1930, Mason City, Iowa E ft MEM A Af T OF r S MO I NTS I A North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBOKS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA FEIDAY DEC 12 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 56 Object Hazy to Members Stewart Knows One Who Understands Commission By CHARLES F STEWART Dec 12 CPA Lowen thal is the only person I ever met who appear ed to have a clear idea what the na tional commis sion on law ob servance and en forcement was created for I dont except the 11 members of t he commis sion I have tried to talk with each one of them They all have been hazy Max was not a commissioner He was the commissions secretary Max knew if not what President Hoover intended the commission to do when he appointed it at any rate what he Max intended to have it do when he took charge of its secretarial work Moreover the commision buckled down to the job that Max had mapped out for it is no joke or exaggeration A about this Max told me more than a year ago within a few days after the commissioners had held their first meeting and were still puttering aimlessly over the preliminaries of their organization just how he con sidered that they ought to shape their subsequent lo and behold they went aheadand shaped it Of course Max did this dictating diplomatically Getting his own way probably Awas not as difficult for him as one imagine The 11 commissioners consisted of bookish academic lawyers ed from the bench or from Turn fo fMf t J 5 TENATE RELIEF BILL ATTACKED Tilson Calls Appropriation Putting Pipe Line Into Treasury WASHINGTON Dec 12 pipeline into the treasury was the description given in the house today by Republican Floor Leader Tilson today to the senates 560000000 drought relief bill He condemned especially the pro vision for loans for food and cloth ing The high7principled and indus trious will insist on treating it as a loan and will cripple themselves in an attempt to repay it he said The idle and shiftless will accept it as a gift and live off the federal government as long as the oppor tunity exists He appealed for sup port of the house agriculture com mittees 530000000 proposal lim ited to seed and fertilizer loons Discord between President Hoov er and the senate threatened to flare again today reports reaching the capitol that President Hoover contemplated another statement against the foes of his relief pro gram The death of Senator Over f man of North Carolina brot an ad1 however I TKe senate in passing the emer gency 5118000000 public improve ments appropriation yesterday struck from the bill without oppo sition a provision giving Mr Hoov er if necessary a free hand in the use of the money GANG CONFESSES HOLDUPS Military Revolt in Spain Follows Labor Riots AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Pa aint set in the kit much since his bald spty got blistered when 1 was learnin to turn a pan cake by tossin it up 3000 SOLDIERS OPEN FIRE UPON FRONTIER TOWN Madrid Troop Trains Sent to Put Down Revolution MADRID Dec 12 military revolution started in Spain today on the heels of widespread labor troubles which have continued for seyeral weeks The seething political situation in Spain boiled over at the town of Jaca near the French frontier where 3000 infantrymen and artil lerymen opened fire on the town When the news reached military headquarters at Madrid troop trains were to converge upon Jaca in an effort to suppress the rebellion Complete censorship was clamped down Immediately on ail radio and telegraph messages Garrison towns thruout the north of Spain sprang into feverish activ ity as troops marched thru to their trains on the double Nothing but official information came thru to Madrid tonight con corning the circumstances surround ing the revoltof the soldiers and nothing at all was made public by government officials GIRL QUIZZED IN TRIAL OF MAJOR Shepard Perfect Gentle man Star Witness As sures Attorney KANSAS CITY Kan Dec 12 7P Grace Brandon star witnesi for the government in the trial o Major Charles A Shepard for tin alleged poison murder of his wife today underwent a grilling by th defense as to her love affair with the elderly army medical officer Harry S Class Denver attorney led off with a barrage of question concerning Sheparda first meeting with the girl a San Antonio Tex stenographer for the love of whom the major is charged with poisoning his wife at Fort Riley Kons in June 1929 Asked if Shepard had not always conducted himself as a gentleman the girl replied Perfect Gentleman Yea he was a perfect gentle man Referred to her relations with Shepard while he was stationed for several months at San Antonio prior to his wifes deathClass asked ii the major ever had attempted caresses No was the answer Miss Brandon seemed composed aut was rather a hesitant witness insisting that Class repeat various questions before an answer was given Asked if Shepard had mentioned his troubles with his wife she answered in the affirmative He didnt discuss it fully she re plied Her first letters from Shepard she testified related to his wifes wild1 parties and bills she had run up while he was away Loses Composure Miss Brandon lost her composure during the reading of a letter writ ten by her to Shepard Oct 13 1829 Sobbing silently she sat with her head bowed supported by her arms Years make no difference if the spirit is young she wrote thanking the major for several gifts and urg ing him to write every single day She testified that she had kept the numerous gifts from Shepard because she knew he would not have given her anything that was not appropriate under the circum stances VETERAN SENATOR LEE S OVERMAN Overman 76 Senator 28 Years Dies Sudden Illness Takes North Carolina Victim of Shellshock Is Takento Hospital CRESCO Dec tives from the Veterans hospital at Xnoxvillecame to Cresco Friday and took Francis Hanson 36 n shellshock victim of the World war vho was in a serious condition to he institution Hanson lived with his father Chris Hanson near Rice ville WASHINGTON Dec 12 sudden illness today took from th senate one of its oldest and mos highly regarded members Lee Slater Overman of Nortl Carolina closed 76 years of life am 28 of service inthe senate Cham her early today An indisposition of a few daya standing had sudden ly turned dangerous yesterday after noon when he suffered an interna hemorrhage He rallied but was stricken by a second HertorrhaK last night With him was Mrs Overman who had shared his life since 1878 and one daughter Mrs E N Snow of Washington Overman kept at his duties in the senate right up to the end He had been at his office Monday an made calls at government depart ments Yesterday tho remaining a home he had given considerable at tention to senate affairs A state funeral will be held in the senate chamber at 8 oclock to night The body will be placed aboard a train at p m and taken to Salisbury the senators home for burial tomorrow at 3 p m The senate planned to adjourn shortly after noon after appointing a congressional committee to attend the funeral Markets at Glance a im NEW YORK Stocks irregular many oils at new lows Bonds irregular domestic prove governments firm Curb irregular prices sag after early strength Foreign exchanges heavy ster ing and peseta ease Cotton lower southern selling Sugar easy lower spot market Coffee steady Brazilian support Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat steady cold weather and export demand Corn easy increased receipts and arge Argentine exports Cattle steady to weak Hogs higher Capone and 17 Others Are Indicted CHICAGO Dec 12 J iapone eldest of the Capone broth rs and 17 codefendants were in Icted by the federal jury to ay on a charge of conspiring to vio ate the national prohibition act In peratingtho Cotton and Mont martre clubs in Cicero A Yale phyaiclst discovers Mother Earth is 1852000000 years old She oesnt look a day over 1S50000 Deinorrnf SLAYERSUSPECT TELLS OF GRAVE HIDDEN ON FARM Four Bodies Found Man Held Breaks Under Quizzing WILLISTON N Dak Dec 12 ff under constant ques tioning Charles Bannon tenant farmer near Shafer today told au thorities that the body of Mrs El merE Haven was buried on the Haven farm where four other bodies of members of the family were found yesterday A searching party immediately left for the Haven plate Bannon had previously said tha Mrs Haven had slain four othe members of her family hired him t bury their bodies and then fled wit a threeyear child Four bodies an parts of a fifth were found at hi direction yesterday burled in shallow grave under a leanto of th barn States attorney J S Taylor sai Bannon told him that Mrs Haven first buried In a shallow grave near the barn wall then du reburied Taylor said charge of first degree murder would b filed against Bannonand the lat ter3 father James who left horn six weeks ago for Wordhere said the elder Banno had disappeared from his roomin place in Portland Altho the younger Bannon wh is 22 gave officers detailed direc tton for finding the bodies burie on the Haven farm he steadfast declined to admit responsibility fo the slayings Examination of th four bodies already found showei they had been beaten to death probably with a hammer The bodies already found burlei In the leanto were those ofAlbev Haven the father Daniel 19 arid Leland 16 The legs believed those of a three year old Haven child also was found in the same grave while the body of a three months old girl was recovered from a refuse pile yesterday Gas Pipeline Work Starts AS GIRL FLYER SETS RECORD ROBBER GETS 40 YEARS IN PRISON Boy 19 Had Good Time on Loot of Strawberry Point Bank WATERLOO Dec 12 a lank robbery whose proceeds went for a good time Glenn Fanyo 19 year old former University of Illi nois student today was sentenced o 40 years in the state reformatory at Anamosa Fanyo whose home is at Watse ta 111 pleaded guilty to participat ng in the holdup of the Union Trust and Savings bank at Strawberry Point on June 21 William Clifton 23 and John Walker 30 both of Watseka who are held at Lancaster Wis were mplicated in the Strawberry Point obhery and that of the Wisconsin State bank at Gldn Haven Wis by Joseph Ashbee of Dubuque who ad mitted bis own complicity in the Glen Haven holdup iiou want SHOPPING DAYS TILL Miss Ruth Nichols Rye N Y is greeted by her mother on her ar rival at Roosevelt Field N Y after setting a new westcost trans continental flight record for women In covering the distance from Los Angeles in 13 hours und 21 minutes mord than eight hours better than the previous mark She made the flight In two hops stopping at Wich ita Kans TTakes Jump to Objective Set foi Saturday Night a Day Ahead of Time Previously Reported Ted Dick and Bobbin Knudson 500 F H 500 History Club 500 Delta Alpha Sunday School Class Congre gational Church 2500 T Pipe and Family Tho Uolbroolcs 1250 F McGrath J00 Anonymous Friend 500 New Total rHE director of the Christmas Cheer Fund confesses to a major Blunder He set as the objective or Saturday night andit is his em to that the receipts up to 11 clock Friday forenoon wera 511250 With a little trepidation he sug jests now that the Saturday night otal maybe Thats the new objective Now lets see you em barrasahim again Perhaps the most encouraging iiing about the list of contributions given above is the presence of two organizations one with a gift of and one with a gift of 525 Reports are current that a number of other lubs and societies are in the process f authorizing a donation to the und Strangely enough most of the ersonal contributions thus far in he campaign have been for hat clearly is too muchfor many Turn lo Paso 2 Column 2 Men Get in Apartment Holdup NEW YORK Dec 12 rmed men held up Mrs C F Zit el and several other persons in the Sittel apartment on Riverside Drive oday police headquarters was in ormed Unofficial reports said 100000 in money and jewelry was to en Martial Law in Canton Follows Red Disorders CANTON China Dec 12 lartial law was declared in Can on today as the result of red disor crs in the northern part of Kwan ung province and as a precaution gainst possible violence here tfan Runs Amuck With Hammer Murders Wife PAWNEE Olcla Dec 12 elieved to have suddenly become isane J R Gates 60 manager of creamery station here killed his ife and himself today after at ackingthree other membern of his amily with a hammer AH three ere badly injurekl SIOUX CITY MAN SLAIN IN HOLDUP Groceryman Shot to Death by Bandits When He Resists SIOUX CITY Dec 12 Friedman 36 was shot and killed in his grocery store by two armec bandits during a holdup at thi morning Friedman was standing behind counter when the bandits entered and ordered him to throw up his hands When he refused to comply one of the bandits slugged him over the head with a blackjack Friedman however continued to struggle and the other bandit fired at him the bullet striking him be tween the eyes As the bandits fled the grocer staggered to the doorway of the store where he fell dead The bandits escaped in an auto mobile Both of the robbers displayed re volvers and covered both Friedman and Rufus Davis a customer one of the bandits walked over to the jrocer and said Stick em up Louis we know youve got it Apparently recognizing the band t Friedman seized the man by the Jiroat and attempted to strangle him fightingfor possession of the gun Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec by the papers Thursday morning that the government is not going to purposely bump you off with poisoned dena tured alcohol They are going to let you live hut make yon suffer They claim this new ingre dtent they put in the smell something like a cross be tween garlic and bad eggs Go ing to take more than bad odor to stop this new bunch of drink ers we got They will just slide a clothes pin down over their nose and go right after it All you will have to do is di lute it with jockey club cologne Yours WILL EOGRRS 150 Men Will Be Used in Building Line on Outskirts Missouri Valley Company Makes Rapid Progress With Iowa Line Frank J Hanlon president of the Peoples Gas and Electric company Friday announced that work woulc se started immediately on the con struction of a circuit pipeline arounc the outskirts of Mason City in pre paration for the coming of natura 33 from Texas The materials for the construction are arriving and plans are to put 150 men to work on the project ac cordingto Mr Hanlon who stated however that only Mason City res idents will be given employment A 12 inch pipe is to be laid around the outskirts of the city from which gas will he fed into the mains in order to make certain that there will be sufficient supply Gas also will be fed into the mains along th central part of the city from a plac near tha present plant on Fifth street southeast To Reduce Pressure The gasline will enter the cit near Fourth street southwest wher arrive aftergoing ihuLi Deceiving station fo ibe erected half mile north on the city limits It will be at this station that the 40 pound pressure at which the gas i carried in the pipes from the Texa panhandle will be reduced to th pressure at which it will be dis tributed thruout Mason City The pipeline circuit about Mason City will go north from Fourth street along Pierce avenue to Twelfth street northwest At Twelfth street the line turns east ward Before it reaches Federa avenue however a branch line ex tends north to tho cement plants The 12 inch line will continue east ward to the J E Decker and Sons company packing plant turning south on Carolina avenue South on Carolina The pipeline wil continue south on Carolina to Third street north east where it will turn eastward to ast park and thence south on Vir ginia avenue to Nineteenth street vhich it follows westward to a place vhere it goes northward again to eed the plants of the Mason City Brick and Tile company and con necting again with the line on Fourth street This circuit pipeline will have 10 governor stations from which the gas will be fed Into the present mains Just when the construction crews will reach Mason City with the big natural gas pipeline cannot be fore Turn fo Iajto 2 Column IOWAN ARRESTED IN MINNEAPOLIS Gunman Identified as Pal of Life Convict at Fort Madison MINNEAPOLIS Dec 12 Vlichael OBrian gunman arrested here Tuesday night after a gun ight with detectives was identi ied today as Walter F Frehmd who jumped a bond at Sioux City while awaiting trial on a charge f robbing the Leeds State bank at eeds Iowa Frelund was alleged to have been an accomplice of Freddie Dunn now serving a life sentence in tha owa prison for his part in several ank robberies He was arrested Tuesday night fter his companion George AIul ahey was shot to death and a de ective seriously wounded as the wo walked into a police trap here of Lindsey Is Continued for Week NEW YORK Dec 12 a misdemeanor charge against ormer Judge Ben B Lindsey which BW out of his expulsion last Sun ay from the cathedral of St John le Divine was continued toddy un 1 next Wednesday by Magistrate reyer ROBBERIES IN 11 COUNTIES WERE STAGED BY FOUR Youths to Be Arraigned Before Judge Clark at Allison A LL1SON Dec long list of holdups in North Iowa was ad mitted here today by four youths held in the Butler county jail Off cersstated they expected the four would be arraigned soon before Judge Joseph J Clark Mason City who is presiding in district court The confessions made by the youths indicated they had staged loldups of many kinds escaping in automobiles They admited the loldups of oil stations stores and parbershops after they were sub jected to questioning by officers They are accused of the robbery of the Peoples Savings bank at St Benedict Nov 14 and the attempted robbery of the Austinville Savings sank 19 Officers stated that following the confessions the four were expected to enter pleas of juilty Is Believed Leader Myron Martin 31 whose last res Jdence was said to have been at Fort Dodge was believed by officers to be the leader of the gang Tamea E IViSden chief oE the bureaxOof in vestigation has said Martin di rected the activities of tub gang from a distance and helpedtnyjipbr bera to escape The chtflf ititeai Jttfai hadbeen connected with Al Ca pones gangin Chicago Clarence Perry 19 Clarion and Harris Damon 18 Holmes are also held These two with Martin were arrested at San Antonio Tex after local officers had traced them thru Virgil Stuart 19 Webster City who was first arrested Were In 11 Counties Eieven counties In which the youths admitted they carried on loldup operations were Howard Sutler Humboldt Kossuth Hamil ton Wright Hardln Floyd Web ster Calhoun and Marshall Nellie Hancock 23 Clarion was rot back with Martin Damon and lolmes from San Antonio She was caught at the same time that they vere No charge has been filed against her however and ahe is staying at a local hotel Parents of some of the boys have arrived here or the hearing Sheriff H W Burma and State Agent James arrived last night with he four from San Antonio Tex Agent P F Griffin is also in Alli on i BANK BURGLARY FAILS CRESCO Dec attempt made by robbers to break open the vault of the Farmers Savings bank at Chester In Howard county last night was revealed when bank offi ers came to the building this morn ng The vault was damaged but nothing was taken Sheriff Tollof Johnson accom lanied by a deputy sheriff investi gated this morning They questioned Turn to Iaco 2 Column IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy tocloudy Fri day nlgTit and Saturday no de elded change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 1 hour period endingat 8 oclock riday morning Maximum Tliursduy 34 Abovo Minimum in JVight M Afiovo At 8 A M Friday J7 Ahovo December thus far has been haf nd days cloudy and six nys clear Thursday and Friday oth have had to be listed with the oudy Thursday the range of tem eroture was only 8 degrees and riday forenoon the mercury rested t a point just beneath the meltinR lark ;