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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas 30AILY PAPER Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL NO 61 Joe Now Hes Merely a U S Senator Says Stewart h By CHARLES P STEWART Deo 19 CPA Driven desperate by his Inabil ity to find a satisfactory off ice boy businessmen all know how scarce such lads are sometimes it seems as if highpowered executives are more readily to be behold the fj Eighty Joseph R Griindy Blsylvania actually attending to this Denial but necessary work for him Old Joe a mere United States sen tor f Answering roll of telling his underlings how to vote Present in person at committee any bright 000aye ar sub ordi nat e if only a one had been available when ftold Joe advertised could represent I as well Mixingon an equality with solons he has ordered around for years Isnt t JQE has had trouble with Vthat office boys job for a long time It began with William S Vares ambition to come to the senate from the Keystone state in 1926 but he did not want to come as old Joes off ice boy Vare had big wantiiig to be a boss on his own ac count and give orders to other of fice boys Old Joe naturally considered this JeWrank impudence if He and his friends fought Vare over the lot but Vare won his senatorshipfor all thot he ad The only thingold Joea ticket ivaa wasthe governorship of Penn fcsylvania for the Grundyite candt Jate John S Fisher and it cost the I irundy crowd threetimes as much spertt to do that Vare was satisfied all to be sena rV RESCJI250 IN BOAT CRASH Senate Inquiry Into Speculation Is HIGH FINANCIAL EXPPARETO BE QUESTIONED General Study of Bank ing Situation Is Con sidered By FRANCIS MSTBPHENSON Associated Press Staff Writer TlfASHINGTON Dec 19 After more than a year of dis cussion in congress it appeared at the capitol today that a study of the banking situation with particular reference to the use of federal re serve facilities in the speculative markets is in prospect after the Christmas recess The senate bankingcommittee has agreed to take up for considera tion the king resolution proposing a widespread inquiry into credit con ditions at its first meeting after the holidays probably early in Jan uary At that time at is believed pre liminary hearings will be held with reference to the resolution which must be acted upon by the senate before an inquiry could be under t Land Is Discussed taken if To Start Soon such hearings are ordered oftie joke wasyetto Vare appealed to don his thesenate decided he wssfnot escitled to it the expensiveness of This victory had lfraud it with Thus a vacancy was created The Grundyites who lost to Vare at j thrice his expenditures having ted it by their Governor Fishers appointment of old Joe the senate pronounces this latter transaction o k However a majority of the sena tors Wny any inconsistency They admit that the Grundyites spent a lot still it was spent byPennsyl yanians on a cpaign which thesenate has noli cense to inquire would be subversive of the states rights prin ciple Then how about inquiring Into 1 Vares expenditures cried Sena tor Schall of Minnesota who could t not seem to see the difference This query the frowned down senate sternly OBNATOR WHEELER of Mon ip tana also raised a naive objec tipn fr He had heardsomewhere he said II S senators were supposed to be elected not appointed x s Inasmuch as a Pennsylvania elec jtion certainly waa held and there wereioniy two candidates William S Vare for the G O P and W B Wilson if Vare re tmeleeted why was not Wil ion the wantedto know He was frowned down too TO a man up a tree it As if the senate had gotten into terrible Jam over the Vare case i TORN TO PACK 4 COLUMN 1 AUNT HET By Eobert QuilJen The reason Ben an Liza think their marriage a fail ure is because both of em got about what they de served Chairman Norbeck of the banking committee intends to call officers of ther federal1 reserve board to deter MEXICO RAPS LAREDO i Leaders of both parties in the sen atei have been do any which w6uld tend to disturb what appeared to be 3 recent deli cate situation in the business world However there is a feeling that a study of the situation would be war ranted after the holidays and there is a prospect that such astudy will by the banking com mittee subject to the approval of the federal reserve board and possi ble with the cooperation of the board Worlds on Bill No particular remedial legislation is pending but Senator Glass of Vir ginia a former democratic secretary of the treasury who was instru mental in the enactment of the fed eral reserve act has been working on a bankingbill The nature of this however has never been an nounced and Glass is not certain that he will present it in January Meanwhile financial circles to day were interested in the Norbeck resolution to enable state bank TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 1 SIX FLEE FROM CHICAGO JAIL Single Guard Overpowered and Convicts Scale Wall in Storm CHICAGO Dec pris oners at the jflewV escape proof Cook county jail made a successful break for freedom this morning aft er overpowering a guard and bat tering their way thru windows on the second floor Reaching the jail yard they scaled theencircling wall and escaped under cover of theheavy snow storm The break occurred as the six were released from their cells and were being led to the hospital ward The move had apparently been well planned as the six took their single guard by surprise in their sudden concerted attack iThe men known as desperate characters are John Sisuly 26 Early McLean 25 Louis McKenzie 27 Louis Stanek 22 John Lazar ski 67and John Russo 21 They had been convicted on charges varying from burglary to criminal assault and attempted murder Fort Dodge Woman Files Suit Against Neola Man COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec 19 UP Martha Weast of Fort Dodge now seeking employment in Omaha has filed a breach of prom ise suit for against Oscar Carlson 65 wealthy retired farmer of Neola She asserted in district court yesterday that she returned from California because of his prom ise of marrihgc Mrs Weast met Carlson in Omaha in 1921her peti tion said i The Mexican foreign office has announced the closing of the consulate at Laredo as retaliationfor the action of John A afo6ve district attorney of the Toxascity who charged former tarco lEUasTCallesiu warrant Vails plannedarrwit ingCaUia Inconnection with the tW6 anttObregoh officers CEMENT PLANT EMPLOYES WILL GET INSURANCE Christmas Bonus Is in of Group Policies THEpresentation of Christmas A bonus to their employes in the form of group insurance was an nounced by the Northwestern States Portland Cement company Thurs day B A MacDonald assistant to the president of the company announ ced that a contract has been signed for a total of more than a half mil lion dollars in insurance for nearly 400 employes of the company The insurance received by the em ployes is in three groups one group getting300b each another and a third SfOOO each depending on the classification of the risk The Northwestern States wil pay the first months premium on the in surance and all but 50 cents a month for each in insurance there after Those receiving the insurance in clude the officers and sales force as well as the plant personnel SHATTUCKTELLS SENATE HES NO TARIFF ADVISER Hoover Lawyer Friend Says He Didnt cuss Sugar WASHINGTON Dec 19 win P Shattuck lawyer friend of President Hoover told the senate lobby committee today he had not discussed the sugar tariff with the president I have had no directions from Mr Hoover about the sugar tariff Shattuck said norhave I discussed it with the president I have dis cussed the sugar tariff and the pro posed sliding scale with Mr New ton secretary to Xold Htm1 of His Job Just a few moments before Sen ator Walsh democrat Montana had asked the witness if he had talked with the president before accepting a job offered by Lakin I told him I was ihployed by the CJubanaugaHnteresis to try to work oaf some plan that would be fair to il i WTiydid youteli him at i aU about your employment he was asked I saw himas I usuallydo Shati tuck said I usually call on him when in the vicinity Shattuck said his friendship with Hoover had been like any other friendship adding that they had had a good deal of public work to gether and a large amount of char ity work Not Hoovers Adviser Senator Robinsoo republican In diana asked why Shattuck was em ployed chiefly because of his friendship with Hoover I make no claim to he the ad viser of Mr Hoover he said I have in the past 10 years done professional work for Mr Hoover I resent the implication that I am Mr Hoovers closest legal friend I think it is unfortunate that any such imputation should be received by the committee My relations with Mr Hoover have been very pleasant I make no claim other than that I hope to have his friendship he added USE OF AREAS TOLD AT F C North Iowa Farmers Hear Experts Explain Farm Problems By ARTHUR PICKFORD GlobeGazette Farm Editor FOREST CITY Dec Northern Iowa Peat Land conven tion filled the courtroom here when it was called to order at p m Tuesday by County Agent H C Aaberg of Thompson The full program was carried out Prof C L Fitch substituted for J L Boatman specialist in soils who was to discuss the formation of peat and muck This was followed by ten TURN TO PAGE 4 Au interesting sidelight the peat industry and its story of what a North Iowa manis doing and has accomplished in peat be found on Page 4 of this paper moridandAT E Sbgard Clear who are They necessity of supplying peat arid muck soils with plant foods in which they are deficient Draiuihjr 1eat Lands L N Mahone civil engineer Ames described methods of drain ing peat marshes which are quite differentfrom those of ordinary wet discussion as to whether the capitalist and promoter or tho vegetable Rrower waa more important in bringing peat land to full success was had by AS Lund banker and R S HerricU horticul TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 3 land A half hour KY into state mine are Miller ARE DEADLOCKED Judge Orders Jury to Return and Try Again for Verdict MOUNTAIN VIEW Ark Dec 19 jury in the Connie Franklin murder trial repotted to Judge S M Bone soon after 11 oclock this morning that it waa unI A l i i able to reach a verdict The judgelArmV Altitude Mark Ordered thfl frt nnnHntia J SEEK CAUSE OF MINE BLAST Four Investigators to Enter Pit Near McAlester OMa McALBSTBR Okla Dec 19 JP investigators today were to enter the Old Town Coal companys mine in an effort to determine the cause of an explosion which Tues day killed 59 miners while relief agencies in all parts of the state worked at top speed piling up a fund to aid destitute families of the mines victims Work in the mine itself was at a standstill this morning while bat teries which supply the mines elec tric power were being charged and the lighting system repaired Cheer Fund Grows Fast Are You In Previously reported Santa Clans a T A E club 3 Glen and Vern Shropshire of Thompson 1 Anonymous Friend 10 California Friend 10 John Marks 5 TJ G L Club 5 William SchtiHz l IMarybclle Jackson i New AN important factor in the growth of the Christmas Cheer Fund has been the contributions of organ izations A number of sizable gifts have been received from clubs in Mason City and in addition there have been donations from at least two clubs outside of the Oweso club of Lake township and the Hanford Ladies Aid society These evidences of the true Christmas spirit are appreciated They are going to go a longway toward helping Santa Clauskeep faith with many Mason City MBCKEN WHO KILLED PAIR IN PALO ALTO DIES Emmetsburg Slayer Suc cumbs in State Peni tentiary EMMETSBURG Dec was received here yesterday of the death in the penitentiary at Fort Madison of Blake McMackeri 21 who was given a life sentence April 23 1927 in the district court here for the murder of William Laughlin and William Boblitt Laughlin and Boblltt were shot by McMacken when they arrived at the farm of William McMacken near Emmetsburg during a quarrel between Blake and his sisterinlaw Mrs William McMacken Their at tempt to defend Mrs McMacken lingered the youth and he shot both of them as they were seeking cover in the front yard QuarreledOver Mother At the trial an attempt was made to prove that McMacken was temporarily insane at the time of the killing The boy and his sisterinlttw quarreled over the boys mother Mrs McMacken complained of the treatment she had received at the hands of her husbands mother JYjieii the family hBdvislted ijl Ap kansas ashort time Mc Mackeh becameenraged and se verely beat anJ choked his sistlr inlaw preceding the arrival of the two victims Wounded Himself Laughlin and Boblitt discovered what was going on when Mrs McMacken pleaded with them to take her away They asked young McMacken to leave her alone and to patch up their quarrel where upon McMacken ordered thein from the placeWhen they refused to go lie went into the house procured a shotgun and slatted shooting Laughlin was hit first and then Boblitt as he pushed Mrs McMack en behind an automobile standing in the yard McMacken then turned inside to get more shells He then shot himself inflicting a serious wound When found by officers a few hours later he was lying in bed bleeding profusely Natives of Arkansas Widespread interest accompan ied the trial For a time following the shooting McMacken feigned loss of memory on details of the evening He later admitted that he could remember all of them The McMackens were natives of Arkansas Blake had been a resi dent of the Emmetsburg neighbor hood for only a few months preced ing his crime and had been work ing for his brother and neighbor ing farmers Altho the possessor of but a smattering of education he was able to read and write Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Die Secretary Stimacx and the Ja panese havo conferred on their demands at the disarmament con f e r enc 5 Thats like two jurymen get ting together and agreeing on their verdict be fore the court even opens We mustnt be too hard on that poor mis guldsd district attorney at LaWILL ROGERS redo Tex who wanted to arrest Callea and almost caused us war Maybe he was only following the usual district attorneys methods trying to attract enough atten tion to become governor Its funny about that office But in every state in the union its the same There should be a clause in every district attorneys con tract This office does not ne cessarily entitle you to govern norship ambitions Keep your mind on your own job i Yours WILL ROGERS SNOW AND ZERO STEAMER SINKS AFTER ACCIDENT IN N Y HARBOR Passengers Picked Up From Lifeboats by Rescue Craft MEW YORK Dec IB when their ship was rammed and sunk at the foghidden entrance of New York bay 250 passengers o the FurnessBermudii steamship Fort Victoria were safe ashoro to day The Fort Victoria was rammed amidships by the Clyde liner Al gonquin at 4 oclock yesterday as the Bermudabound ship stopped off Ambrose lightship todrop her pilot The Algonquin waa outwardbouml for Miami and Galvcston with 189 passengers The pilotboats Sandy Hook and New Yorker the tirst vessels to re spond to the S O S signals of the two ships picked up the lifebcixto of the Fort Victoria with her pas sengers and most of her crew of 165 Stayed Until Lost Capt A R Francis and 12 of his crew remained aboard the Fort Vic toria until she sank at oclock p m They were rescued by one of the tugs whichwere trying to keep her afloat Of the passengers who lost all their baggage with the sinn ing of the ship 144 were landed at Stapleton Staten Island by thu pilot boat Sandy Hook and NATION IN GRIP Several Deaths Traffic Tieups Blamed on Storm By THE ASSOCIATED PHESS OLD King Cold broadcast over n nationwide network today If many receiving sets whistled it was the wind wind that raced at express train speed across the prairies and lashed the lakes to fury If the announcer seemed to apeak sharply crisply it was the subzero zero and near zero temperatures that reached from Canada to Dixie and from the Rockies to New Eng landIf the broadcast was tragic it was the dozen or more deaths caused by gales ice ana low temper atures Blinding blizzards swept across the midwest ahead of a train of un derzero colds snow coated streets with the trafficjiazard of ice sleet snow and gales blew over much of the dominion of Canada and snow fell even in New Orleans which had not seen it for years In East riaiv f erred by ferry to Manhattan TiiTj I Christmas just chief mine inspector C A lheir drab 1JVJeg nglHeer Of thC PhHqrrnaa tc United States bureau of mines s liam Ogilvie McAlester as a neu tral investigator and a representa tive of the mining yet to bp chosen The party planned te enter the mine about noon unless the mine owners requested delay until tomorrow ordered the jurors to continue liberations on the fate of four men charged with torturing and burn ing Franklin alive The foreman Tom Moore said he did not believe an agreement could be reached Judge Bone said the trial had been expensive to the county already In debt and without funds to pay the witnesses and urged that every effort be made to agree so that another trial would not be necessary imj jururs Lhcn retired ugitin Is Surpassed Again SAN DIEGO Cal Dec 10 The Army altitude record for pur suit planes was given its second boost in two days as the result of a flight by Lieut George E Price In continuation of tests under way at Rockwell field Price rose to an altitude of 31700 feet yesterday exceeding by 1500 feet the heiprht j attained Tuesday bv LieuL Hal Bundy another day in less than a week away The goal set for this fund is Obviously there will need to be some generous giving in the remain ing four or five giving days A number of contributors have con fided to the director of the fund that they received more kick out of do Dixie felt the cold especially for it came on the heels of unusually warm weather Kentucky Tennes see and Georgia watched mercuries drop to the twenties Only in the Atlantic coastal states of Virginia and the Carolinas was the temperaj ture seasonal ranging in the fifties1 Ontario the eastern states and New England counted the cost of a TURN TO PACE 4 COLUMN 3 CRYSTAL LAKE FARMER KILLED John Hunsly Gored to Death Before Help Arrives CRYSTAL LAKK Dec John Hunsly 53 who has been em ployed on the Ward Christiansen farm near here was killed when he was gored by a bull His death hapi c pencd at about 4 oclock in the oUpreme Court to Consider afternoon c i t sentence at January Session SPIRIT LAKE Dec 19 OPiMilo Hartman convicted of conspiracy to hole I accomm odati bhs for I Ixjft in Fog The Algonquin with her bows stove in but not dangerouslydans aged anchored near the scene of thj collision to wait for tho fog to tblrv before returning to her pier today Her passengers remained aboard Despite the thick fog which had hung over the harbor all week the Kort Victoria left her pier on sched TURN TO IAGE 4 COLUMJs i Defeated Candidate Planning Revolution EL PASO Tex Dec 19 tinuing conferences with supporters In this county Jose Vasconcelos defeated candidate in the November presidential election in Mexico pre dicted he would be installed early next year as president of the south ern a virtually blood less revolution He said he would return to Mex ico to lead the revolt after Christ mas He asserted he would soon have ample supplies of arms and munitions Hundreds of my supporters have launched an armed revolt Vascon celos said ami are constantly en gaging federal forces thruout Mex HARTtoAN GIVEN 3YEAR TERM ing this than any youngster could possibly get out of what will be pur chased with my money Just how real is this spirit of Christmas in Mason City The speed with which this fund grows will tell To Have U S Truck WAVERLY Dec is to have a government owned truck for delivery of parcel post packages from the postoffice according lo word received here by Postmaster Carl F Grawe The truck is to ar rive soon after Jan 1 and will oc ciriven by one of the substitutes at uiu jiualuifki Mr Hunsly was driving the herd of cattle to the barn when the am mal became enraged and turned lipoo him He was seriously hurt by the time he was reached by his employer Mr Christiansen who drove the animal away Mr Hunsly is survived by his wife and three children two small boys and a girl Funeral arrange ments have not been completed Burial will be made in a local cem etery f Shopplncf Dayr i i TO injure the business property character of Frank Alexander and and Jasper Long faces a three year pen itentiary sentence If the Iowa su preme court refuses his appeal Sentenced yesterday by Judge F C Davidson Hartman was released on an appeal bond The court over ruled his motion for a new trial on the charges which grew out of a collision of two speed boats on Lake Okobojl last summer resulting in nine deaths Hartmans appeal will be consid ered at the supreme court term which opens Jan 14 John Hartman his father indicted by the grant jury on a similar charge will be I tried at the January term of Dick inson county district court here The Hartmans own the Ragle boat line while Long and Alexander a rivTii line IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Thursday night and inaay becoming unset tled in west portion Friday night not so cold Friday ami in portion lute Thursday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette figures for 24 hmir period ending 8 oclock Thursday morning Wednesday Maximum 4 Above Minimum for IVight 10 Below At 8 A M Thursday 6 Below Wednesday had two outstanding points from the weather standpoint perhaps most there was no rain mist snow or sleet It has been almost two weeks since North Jowa has had such a day Secondly the the lowest of the win ter The GlobeGazettes index stopped Just short of the mark while the American Beet Sugar companys official minimum was just past the half mark and counted as 11 below ;