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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1929, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY DECEMBER 17 1929 HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONA NEWS SUPPLEMENTALSERVICE JJQ 59 MACNI Heflin Forced CEMENT MANAGER ALABAMA OUSTS OPPONENTS OF PARTY NOMINEE Candidate for Governor Also Declared Out of Primary MONTGOMERY Dec 17 Ul state executive commi tea which excluded Senator J Thomas Heflin from the 1930 demo cratic primary by barring the can didacies of those who did not sup port the partys presidential nom inee last year today was con fronted with the prospect of com batting independent campaigns by Heflin and others affected Heflin said in Washington when Informed of the decision that he would seek reelection and John A Locke Birmingham attor ney who has announced his candi dacy for governor and who also was counted out of the primary by the committee ruling said he still would make the race In a statement Locke described the 21 members ol the commit tee who were outvoted 27 to 21 in balloting on the vuling yesterday as progressive democrats He added A these progressive democratswho attended the theet ing of the executive committee lias jBirmrnghaisi Deci 20 fye Locks declared plans for his race be completed at that time federal stata district v or circuit offices who bolted the presidential ticket were excluded by the committee from the primary next August but the matter of determining upon the qualifications of thosa seeking county offices was left to county committees The committee however Invited all voters who believe In the princi ples of the democratic party to oast their votes ia the August primary the only requirement being that they support the partys nominees ifu the general election MNAUGHTBS INDIANA LEAGUE Iowa Superintendent I s Given Position Held by Shumaker INDIANAPOLIS Ind Dec 17 McNaught superinten dent of the lowaleague today waa elected superintendent of the Indi ana AntiSaloon league He suc ceeds Dr E S Shumaker who died several months ago McNaught was the choice of Dr F Scott McBride superintendent of the antisaloon league of America Wea IOWA FORECAST Unsettled with local snows Tuesday night Cold wave tem peratures zero to 5 below in northwest and zero to 10 above in east and south portions Wednesday probably fair some cloudiness colder in east and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday SO Night Minimum 24 At 8 A M Tuesday25 Precipitation 04 Betting oUds Tuesday morning were about even as to whether Old Sol would show his beam Ing face before Christmas The weather man was one of the more hopeful ones however for he went on record as predicting partly fair weather for Wednesday But heres the fly in that said it was going to get decidedly cold Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec welcome t our ancient and hon orable newspaper profession and I ani sure my co defendants Mr Brisbane Mr H G Wells Mr Bernard Shaw Mr Gene Tunney Mr Calvin Coolidge and Babe Ruth do the same to WIT T my very Rood WILL ROGERS f r j e n d We spent our literary apprenticeship in the same school of hard knocks Mr Ziegfelds follies We out a bare existence among nothing but bare backs There was diamond necklaces to the right of us and Rolls Roycea to the left of us and costumes of powder completely surrounding1 us Those were hardship days but great training for our journal istic future Eddie specializes in Wall street and financial news He is another Roger Babson and how I envy him for iny little ef forts will always be lowly I will never get further than a police reporter on the affairs of con gress Yours WILL ROGERS 2 FLYERS CROSS OCEAN LAND IN SOUTH AMERICA Plane Wrecked 60 Miles Inland During Forced Landing DID JANEIRO Brazil Dec 17 Tadeo LarreBorges Uru guavan flyer and his French com Lieuf Leon Challe made a forced landinglast night on the northwestern coast of Brazil after a 3600 mile flight from Seville Spain across the South Atlantic Altho the Uruguayan legation is sued a statement this afternoon re porting both the flyers to have been seriously injured in the landing later advices indicated that the hurts of both men were less than had been feared and that Major LarreBorges had been able to start for the town of Santo Antonio Tomake certain however that the flyers were given every atten tion physicians and others left Natal for the scene of the landing this morningto render any aid that might be needed The transAtlantic plane turned over on landing in a wild spot near the village Maracuja and was wrecked Landed 60 BIUesFrora Coast From the meager information which trickled to the outside world from Maracuja over a private tele graph line it appeared that the air TUBN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN TWO GAMBLERS PAID RANSOMS Two Chicago Men Kidnaped and Freed After Pay ment of Money CHICAGO Dec 17 Her ald and Examiner said today that two Chicago gamblers had contrib uted 30000 to the ransom racket during the last few days Ive been out of town for a few days was the explanation offered by Abe Goldman well known about the loop for 30 years The Herald and Examiner however said it learned Goldman was kidnaped Fri day night and held in a north aide flat for ransom A brother obtained the money and arranged the release the newsoaoer said Milton Held dubbed the un luckiest gambler was kidnaped last Thursday according to the newspaper and paid for his release It was Helds second kid nanlnjr excellence within a year Independent Race to Regain Seat JAPANESE DELEGATES GUEST AT CAPITAL Associated tren Photo Above are the members of the Japanese delegation to the naval conference in London next month The group has just arrived in Washington and is conferring with Hoover ami Stimson during the four day visit in the capital Savings Sorrowing M o the r Brings Generous Contribution v to GG Office Heres a real human interest story It can be told in simple nar rative style without embellishment Last May a little son was born to Mr arid Mrs Nick Karamitros 518 Sixth street southwest The babe 1 Ived a brie f th ree months Tuesday morning a sorrowing mother came to the GlobeGazette office She bore in her purse a note which read as follows To theCheer Fund Our little soa Nick Karamitros botn May 24 1929 had a little sav ings account started But he left us It would be his wish and it Is our wish to help make someother poor child happy at Christmas time with this money Mr and Mrs Alex Kar amitros And thismother drew from her purse nine neatly folded four 5 and four total of Theres your story Nina other contributions wero receivedfor this rapidly growing fund The total now stands at Remember There is less than a week of giving days Address your donation to the Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City requested to the contrary theeditor will make use of donors names Mrs T T Blaise social welfare director is laying her plans for the most judicious expenditure of the fund It will help her If the bulk of the fund is on hand at once Lets Here is the newestreport on the fund Previously reported Hanford Ladles Aid Society5 Amy and Lon1 From a Friend42 Wish I could Do More 1 F T McLaughlln5 Jno D Wlllson Si Just a Friend 20 Mrs C W Harrisis Pntton Brothers v5 Mr nnd Mrs Alex Knramltros 34 New TotnlS180 SIXTY MINERS Explosion in jrMt Entombs Workers at McAIester Okla McALESTER Okla Dec 17 fF miners were reported en tombed in the old town coal com panysmine at North McAIester by an explosion which occurred shortly befora 11 a m Rescue crews were rushed to the mine and Immediate efforts were begun to free the imprisonedmen Officials of the mining company said 60 men went to work in the mine this morning and none had left before the explosion Unable to enter the mine thru the opening the rescue crews started sinking a shaft near the old town depot of the MissouriKansasTexas railroad The imprisoned miners were believed in a tunnel almost under the depot The bureau of mines rescue sta tion here recruited first aid crews from mines thruout this region nnd rushed them to the sceneWhether any of the miners were killed out right had not been learned overstimulate wheat Barnes said Japanese Delegates Are Guests at Estate of Stimson Mellon Plans Yachting Trip WASHINGTON Dec 16 Secretary Mellon plans to spend a Christmas vacation fishing and cruising near the Bahama Islands in the yacht belonging to his nephew 5hoppinp Days to BARNES SCORES BOARDS PLANS Work Stimulates Overpro duction of Wheat Says C of C Head WASHINGTON Dec 17 Julius Barnes chairman of the board of the United States chamber of commerce and grain exporter testified today before the senate lobby committee that the activities of the farm board were tending to the production of hewaa sorry that farm board policies had to be dis cussed because business was will ing to give the board a chance to get started He said he objected at a ence with Chairman Legrge of the farm board to the boards plan of loaning money to wheat coopera Orleans cotton exchanges lives at the current grain price with Heflin who sponsored the resohi tion under which the inquiry was ordered said he had no doubt whatever that a large speculative force in New York has deliberately tried to produce a panic right in the midst of the Hoover administration He added that had it not been for the federal reserve banking system attempt would have suc WASHINGTONDec 17 scene of the fi rst exchange of Am erican and Japanese views on the work of the forthcomingLondon naval conference waa transferred to day to theprivacy of Secretary Stimsons estate Woodley J The American secretary of state invited the Japanese delegation to come to his horrie where he remained for the day because of a cold With him at the conference late today will be Senator Reed of Pennsyl vania Dwight W Morrow ambas sador to Mexico twoof the Ameri can delegatesto the London confer ence and William R Jr spe cial ambassador to Japan The Japanese delegates former Prime Minister Reijiro Wakatsuki and Minister of Marine Takeshi Takerabe started early on their round calls and conferences stopping first at the office of Vice President Curtis Thru a misunder standing they visited the capitol in stead of the senate office building where Curtis awaited them and the vice president was kept waiting 15 minutes The delegates then returned to the Japanese embassy with Ambassador Debuchi for an all morning discus sion of the forthcoming conversa tions At noon arranged to call on Speaker Longworth at the house and upon Chief Justice Taft then proceeding to a luncheon given them by Charles MacVeagh former Am erican ambassador to Tokyo COTTON CONTROL Certain Forces Tried to Create Panic Says Ala bama Senator WASHIGTON Dec 17 option that certain forces were in control of the New York cotton market and had sought to produce a panic was Expressed today by Senator Heflin democrat Alabama at a senate agriculture subcommit tee hearing on speculative activities on the New York Chicago and new the understanding that the produc ers were to share in any subsequent increase Barnes was called by the lobby committee after reports that he had protested the boards grain policies to President Hoover This was sub sequently denied at the white house and today Barnes testified that he had never discussed the board with Hoover and that he had had only one conference with Legge He said he arranged this becauw of growing bitterness among grain men and that at the meeting there were three Minneapolis grain dealers Aa a result he testified the board announced a policy under which loans would be extended to local ele vators at the same rates as to farm cooperative members ceeded The CONGRESS PUTS ON MORE SPEED IN LEGISLATION Important Measures Out of Way in First 12 Days By WALTER CHAMBLIN Associated rress Staff Writer WASHINGTON Dec 17 The hum of activity in the house and senate bespoke today the re sponse of the seventyfirst congress made to the legislative recommen dations of Herbert Hoover Just two weeks ago at the hour of noon the thirtyfirst president set forth in a 12000 word document his views on the state of the union as required by constitutional man date and in the 12 intervening workingdays congress has movcci with a speed seldom equaled in re cent history Settlu War Debt Tax reduction hag been com pleted The stroke of the chief ex ecutives pen late last evening placed upon the statute books an order for a 1 per cent reduction in the tax rate on corporation and nor mal individual incomes Approval of the 54025000000 French war debt settlement has been given by both houses Its final MERCURY DROP IS IN PROSPECT SOME HOPE FOR SUNSHINE DBS MOINES Dec 17 went into its tenth day without sunshine today facing a cold wave that was to send the mercury be low zero in the northwest portion Charles D Reed government me teorologist here issued a warning to shippers planning to send perish able goods He predicted that temperatures in the northwest portion would fall to between zero and below tonight in the northeastand south portions to zero and in the southeast por tion to 10 above Hope for sunshine tomorrow came from Reeds office however His forecast for Wednesday is probably fair with some cloudi ness He added that it would prob ably be colder in the east and south portions TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 3 STILLNOTRACE OF BANK BANDIT NationWide Hunt Started for Man Who Killed Traffic Officer ST JOSEPH Mich Dec 17 UP nationwide man hunt today had failed to bring about the cap ture of Frederick Burke alias Fred erick Dane bank robber and killer who Saturday night fatally wounded Patrolman Charles Skelly of St Joseph as the latter sought to arrest him after a traffic acci dent Burke is alleged to have had a part in the holdup Nov 7 of the Farmers and Merchants bank at Jefferson Wis in which in securities was stolen St Valen tines day massacre at Chicago last February in which seven gangsters were lined up against a garage wall and mowed down with machine gun fire and numerous other crimes in middle western cities Police In various cities of the middle west on the lookout for Burke expect fireworks if he is recognized Burke is presumed to be on friendly terms with the Al Capone gang of hoodlums in Chica go Meanwhile Viola Daniels 37 the woman who posed here as his wife is being held on a charge of receiv ing stolen goods question is he aaicl Whether this country can let this go on Something has got to hap pen and its coming out of this com mittee Town Man Kenppointed WASHINGTON Dec 17 Harry E Hull of Iowa wasreap polnted by President Hoover today to be commissioner general of migration J ONE KILLED TWO HURT IN BLAST Explosion in Davenport Oil Supply House Causes Death of Man DAVENPORT Dec 17 thur R Stewart is dead and George W Kibby and James K Mitchell are suffering from serious burns suffered in an explosJvi and fire o unknown origin which destroyed four gasoline and oil supply tanks and the building In which they were housed at the Standard Oil company late yesterday John H House clerk in the ware house whowas in the supply build ing when the explosion occurred was thrown thru a window to the pave ment but was uninjured The fire was brot undar contro at 1 a m after a desperate figh by firemen to confine it to the sup ply building A steady stream of wa tcr waa poured on three large tank outside the building to prevent fur ther explosions Officials of thecompany bellevi the explosion was caused by a shor circuit of electric wires which oper ate motors wliich operatethe pumps located below the tanks No cat mate of the loss has been made HUCKINS BOTH PARENTS FACE SUITS Investors File Action Iowa Finan cial Wizard MANAGEMENT OF NORTHWESTERN IN LOCAL HANDS Bagley Is ReElected Treasurer Hanlon on Board THE Northwestern States Portland Cement company was returned to Mason City management at thiv annual meeting1 of the stockholders at the company offices in the First National bank building Tuesday with election of Col Hanford Mac Nider as president and general man ager the position occupied for yeara by bis father C HMcNider Colonel MacNlder takes the leld for the past year by W HLC McCourtie ofDallas who has extent slve cement holdings In the southu A F Frudden of Hollywood been director for a number oC rears was elected vice president in he place of C E Ulrickson Fort Worth Willis G C Bagley presl dent of the First National hank was reelected treasurer These three officers and Williams Chamberlain Chicago E C Frud deri Dubuque M T Gundersony Kenyon Minn S T McKnlght Minneapolis Edwin White St Paul and S L Wright Winona Minn and Fred Keeler and J Hanlon of Mason City chosen on the board of directors these Mr Chamberlain Mr Frud den Mr Hanlon and Mr White areiv new members taking the places otf Mr McCduitie Mr Ulrickson and fTEDAR RAPIDS Dec 17 Marvin Levsen to day filed suits for 570200 against George E Huckins and his parents Mr and Mrs Elmer S Huckins for 570200on behalf of three investors n the concern operated by them which is said to have paid dividends of 26 to 52 per cent The suits filed shortly before 11 a m in district court here asked of 18750 by William iipeas manager of the Cedar Rapids jaseball club of the Mississippi Val ey league 42450 by Charles tfegus partner of the younger Suckins in the Huckins Negus cigar store here and by Fred eiser of Dubuque part owner of he Mississippi Valley Baseball club here Had Owned Ball Club George E Huckins was owner he Cedar Rapids baseball clubbut s said to have transferred control of it to his attorney Walter J Barngrover here Barngrover how ever has refused to comment on the transfer saying it is a personal matter Levsen in the petition today makes charges against the Huckins similar to those made In the suit filed by Mr and Mrs Elwood Roy ster to recover last Saturday He alleges that the Huckins were engaged ia a gigantic conspiracy to obtain money under false represen tations the charges contained in the Royster petition filed by Lev sens law partner Don Barnes The suit is filed on behalf of Speas with assignments on behalf of Negus and Leiser Claimed Money Would Be Paid Leiser visited Elmer Huckins at Hancock Wis last week and was told Levsen said that investors would receive their money If court action was not taken Sheriff Harry Manchester yester day served a writ of attachment is sued by Judge Atherton Clark Sat urday following filing of the Royster petition on William Saunders care taker at Huckins home here and on Barngrover The return showed that the household goods of Huckins held by Saunders were attached to gether with two automobiles one held by Saunders and another by Barngrover Barngrover said Huckins had as signed the automobile to him be fore leaving the city Located at Excelsior Sprints KANSAS CITY Dec 17 iK The Kansas City Star says today that George E Huckins 38 Cedai Rapids Iowa who with his father Elmer E Huckins is alleged to have obtained approximately 000000 from middle western inves tors ttn promises of high interest rates is a patient at an Excelslo Springs Mo sanitarium Huckins who suffered a nervou breakdown at Cedar Rapids last Friday was received at a hospita Saturday and registered under an assumed name the Star says Huck ins arrived in care of a registered nurse and had 10000 in currency in his possession York who died B A Mcxonald was reappointed assistant to the president and as sistant general manager Peter An derson was reelected secretary and Clarence A Hanson assistant secre tary Colonel MacNider for the past year has been chairman of the board Df directors of the company Mr McCourtie was general manager Dead Man Is Found on Road SHEFFIELD Dec of ficials in Mason City are attempt Ing to establish the identity of a man found dead in his car one mils south and about three quarters of a mile east of here this noon The clothing of the man bore a letter addressed to Arthur Welch Mason City and the car bore the Cerro Gordo county license M5138 The Cerro Gordo county Long is in Sheffield attemptingto establish a reason for the mans death He states that evidently death happened about two days ago The car was discovered about 80 rods from the paving on a by road which is seldom used The body of the man was slumped beneath tha wheel The car with Cerro Gordo county license 5188 is registered under the names of A Bentsou and De Franz en To Hear Traveler MESERVEY Dec T Nichols writer and traveler will lecture at the Evangelical church Dec 18 on the Holy Land A col ection will be taken Mr Nichols will also give a talk to the school in the afternoon AUNT HET By Robert Quilleri The way a touch o rheu matism starts Pa of his sins I reckon hed be sproutin wings if he hurt as much as I do S i I D ;