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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home XXXVI grvE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRES SERVICE HOME EDITION IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 20 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL NO 62 Federal TidBits Reports Often Con tain Snappy Ma By CHARLES P STEWART Deo 20 The annual report season is at cabinet members bureau heads chairmen of boards presi dents of commissions chiefs of ad ministrations directors of divisions Hthe entire executive end of the government June 30 terminates the official year in Washington hut it takes four or five additional mouths to summarize the results of all its fed eral activities The idea is to have the whole of this literature ready to give to the public by the opening of con gress winter session v THE total bulk of each Decembers annual reports is enormous Some of them amount to goodsized quite a library Here and there they contain con siderable snappy readingmatter For instance wctanddry debat ers are sure to find plenty of raw material for argument in the Dis trict of Columbias police record mentions among other things a 13737 per cent increase m Volstead arrests between the be ginning of 1920s and the end of i929s fiscal years reports great drawback lies in their appalling volume which is such as to involve a prodigious deal of tiresome research work to sort out the real tidbits On the other hand their big ad vantage is that any given report can be so interpreted as to prove any thing Vf a department head f Issuing a report running maybe into the hundreds of pages natural ly has not personally dictated it from start to finish it is a compi lation by a number of his subordi nates These minor officials each a specialist in his own line see things differently If one of them states a soandso and the reader does not like it he can feel tolerably as that sufficientslooking will the same report drawing precisely the opposite conclusions all the cabinet members liter ary offerings Attorney General Mitchells and Secretary of the In terior Wilburs undoubtedly will be perused under the highest power magnifying glasses j The attorney general deals with aw lots of it He refuses to try to account for its prevalence however It is idle says to speculate on the rea sons for Lhc tremendous increase in the number of persons committed to prison by the federal criminal courts Secretary Wilbur dips into the bit terlydisputed subject of power de velopment and ownership ON the power question the secre tary of the interiors views are at odds with those of such celebrat ed belligerents as Senator Norris his followers in the upper house of congress For anyone who imagines that he can dissent with safety from Sen ator Norris on the power issue dis illusionment is in store in unlimited ELDER HUCKINS TO GIVE UP LEGION SERVICE UNSELFISH SAYS GLENNCHAYNES Mrs Grace Gilbert King and Dr Nettleton Also Speak THREE Northlowans who are state heads of Legion organiza lions spoke at the Christmas party of the Legion and auxiliary at the armory Thursday evening Two of these were Mason Cityans Glenn C Hayaes organizer of ClausenWorden post and third Ma son City man to be elected state commander and Dr Thomas Nettle ton who was elected state head of the 40 and 8 at the last department convention Mrs Grace Gilbert Kin West Union president of the aux iliary was the third speaker Commander Haynes pronounced the Legion the most unselfish or ganization in the world because of its efforts to help the disabled vet erans and thru its program of com munity service Described First Meeting He opened his address with a de scription ofthe first meeting of lo cal exservice men It was in his of fice that a group of veterans met to suggest nominations for the or ganization meeting When Col Hanford MacNider was nominated as post commander at the first post meeting he immediate ly declined but Colonel Haynes who acted as chairman declared him out of order I have always felt that in steer ing the course of that meeting for the selection of Colonel MacNider I I great to the He commented on the fact that Mason City had supplied more Le gion leaders than any other com munity in the state mentioning Ben former state commander Ralph Lloyd Jones former national committeeman and W Earl Hall for two years state community serv ice director Wants Mason City First There is no one Id rather see be hind me in the convention parade Middi st Suffers Under Heavy Snow Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec There is only one form of em in our country that I can think of but what has its bright spots I and thats coal mining There is generally an over produc tion and they are out of work ilf not that its a strike Then WITT Rnrrnss when they do WILL ROGERS go to work the mine hlows up Then if none of these three things happen they still have the worst job in the world Now its Christmas every where but McAlester Okla There 60 families are receiving the fathers mangled body from the earth on Christmas eve to see it returned on Christmas day Now if you can find some body more deserving than that to remember on Christmas I am wrong The Red Cross handles it there That means that your do nation will be well spent Yours WILL ROGERS WHERE MINERS LOST THEIR LIVES quantities Attorney General Mitchell may consider it idje to attempt to ex plain the crime wave but it will 1URN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 BO Hurt In Subway Crash NEW YORK Dec 20 persons many of them women were injured today when a six car BrooklynManhattan transit sub way train ran into a grounded third rail in the tunnel under the Eeat river connecting Manhattan with Queens AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I reckon young folks would respect their elders now just as much as they ever did if the old ones was just as respectable TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 REPORT SHOWS POISON FOUND Viscera of Second Son of Iowa Falls Farmer to Be Examined ELDORA Dec 20 Attorney James L Cameron today admitted that traces of poison had been found in the viscera of Marion Silvest 7 son of Lee Silvest farm er of near Iowa Falls and an nounced that the body of Raymond 5 year old brother who died three weeks before Marion under similar circumstances would be exhumed immediately for a post mortem ex amination SMITH DENIES ANNOUNCEMENT No Statement of Candidacy Coming Until After First of Year DES MOINES Dec 20 M Smith secretary of state Ed OTHERS KILLED WRECK Kaynor Forrner lowan Dead in Transport Accident Dec 20 The lives of five men including Rep resentative William Kaynor of Mas sachusetts a native of Sanborn Iowa were snuffed out today in the worst airplane accident in the his tory of the national capital A powerful army three motored Fokkeiairplane assigned to the use of Assistant Secretary F Trubee Davison hurtled to the ground from a height of 300 feet killing all of its occupants In addition to Kay nor the dead arc Captain Harry A Dinger crack army aviator of Mayport Pa Stanley B Lowe secretary to Kaynor of Springfield Mass Arthur Ar McGill republican poli tical worker whose nearest kin was listed as Mrs Sullivan Burgess of ScarsdaIe N Y Army Private on Plane Vladimir Kuztna an army private of Shelton Conn Observers agreed that an aparent attempt was made by Captain Ding er to make a left turn after tha plane had ascended to a height of 300 feet on taking off It crashed after a moment of hesitation in midair forcing its engines three feet into the hard ground It was the first airplane flight for Representative Kaynor who was going home to Springfield to sur prise his family at the Christmas holidays McGill was to have been married soon in Boston where he was enroute He was a special guest of Kaynor who had urged him not to make the trip by air with another party yesterday Neither the Kaynor nor the Lowe Thesetwo show HimilicK C lie victims of u Alcsler iniiio blast waiting until roHMicrs recovered 1hc Jitidita gf their husbands im fathers frtim Utc nit Nearly CO lost theirlives uiily tlireo of the workers KclMnir out alive Asign it flu mouth iif one of the siiulls rends Be Tholfnl Today Ends Voluntary Imprison Texan Challenges Position of Ramseyer on Agricul tural Rates PAROLE 0 Zimmer Earns in 22 Years in Fort Madison Prison night denied that he had made any formal announcement of his candi j dacy for the republican guberna 1 torial nomination Smith was quoted in the Adair County Free Press as having made the announcement at Greenfield Wednesday He said that any statement re garding his candidacy would not ba forthcoming until after Jan 1 State Senator AH Bergman of Newton Dan W Turner of Corning former state senator and State Sen ator Otto F aLnge of Dubuque have already entered the field Pupils Are Vaccinated NASHUADee first case of smallpox this season has made its appearance Miss Edith Koehler a high school stu dent has become ill with it and her family hag been placed under quar antine The school board immedi ately took the necessary precaution to prevent the spread of the disease and ordered all high school students to be vaccinated last families were advised of the sur them in prise visit planned to Springfield but which ended in dis aster An immediate investigation of the accident was begun by Davison who hnd traveled thousands of miles in the plane known as one of the best TURN TO PAGE COLUMN 3 A BROKEN PRESS A set of broken gears in the GlobeGazettes large printing press hiis made it necessary to confine to 18 pages fn this Issue ils news and advertising mutter that normally would require 20 pages The Indulgence of renders is invited until replacements for parts can be received from the factory The accident encountered near the end ot Thursday nftcrnoons Imme edi tion hns restricted use of the press to the lower units of the WASHINGTON Dec 20 FORT MADISON Dec 20 After serving 22 years of a life term for murder Arnold Simmer was free today Leavingthe stark surroundings of Fort Madison penitentiary for the first time since 1007 when he was committed for the murder of John Gaven at New London Henry coun ty Zimmer passed thru the prison gales this morning with a parole nnd in his pockets The money was earned thru years cf work m the prison furniture fac tory and the parole which officials said was earned by good behavior came thru the commutation of his sentence by Governor Hammill Zimmer was prepared further for his return to the world he left more than a score of years ago by being provided employment in one of the larger cities of the state officials faid His years of service in the prison factory made him a skilled wood worker Another preChrislmas gift he carried away was a sheaf if let spirited controversy over the tariff developed in the house today when Representative Garner of Texas minority leader challenged Repre sentative Ramseyer republican Iowa to state his position on the agricultural rates in the bill as it is being rewritten in the senute Asserting that what the farmer wants was not in the house hill Garner asked whether the lowan would exhause all parliamentary methods to work for acceptance of the senate bill when iB comes back to the house Ramseyer replied that he wanted the rates just and fair to all con cerned including those on industrial products and insisted that he could not reply directly to the Texans question because he could not ny definitely what the rates were go ing to be I are four flushing Garner shouted You say you want to help the farmer but you advance cal reasons for not doing so Ramseyer replied thai lie would avail himself of every parlianicp tary means to obtain the seratfi agricultural rates it he considered them preferable to the duties Half Century ROME Dec 20 Pius XI ending nearly 60 years of self imprisonment oC the popes in I he Vatican mad his exit at dawn today from the pontifical quarters and entered Italian territory It was the first lime since 1870 when the kingdom of United Italy was formed and the papal state des troyed thai a pope had left the Vati can Notifying luudly anyonehis holi ness drove at 15 oclock a m in un automobile from the Vatican to St olm Latcran Hie palace or church where last Feb 1 the treaties were signed solving the socalled Roman question He celebrated mass at St Johns commemorating the fiftieth anniver sary of his ordination as a priest He was the first pope to celebrate mass there since Pius IX The pontiff left the Vatican at G oclock accompanied by Monsignor Caccia Dominione chamberlain of his household and a few other al lendants Meanwhile he hnd had the director of the Lombard notified since he wished to be assisted at mass by the sludents of the school ARREST SON AT RESORT TOO ILL TO STAND TRIAL Both Men Face Charges of Getting Money by False Pretenses 4 KAPIDS Dec 20 vrest of George E Huckina yesterday at Excelsior Springs Mo and the assurance that his father Elmer Huckins would surrender to officers at Hancock Wis probably J lAiiu turn IQVIVCU r 4 t CL ji only onetenth of an inch of equaltoav left next move in 20 Killed in Blizzard Thru Chicago Area Traffic at Standstill in One of Worst Storms in Many Years Dec 20 Santa Clausan sleigh had a carpet of crinkly snow laid for it across the middle and northwest today The snowfall here was 148 inches up to last midnight and that lacked season with ling the alltime record There was much suffering much inconvienee and heavy money loss blamed on the there Was a death list of 20 in the Chi cago area alone There was a brighter side too for the snow gave work to thousands of men who had faced the Christmas empty pockets Streets Finally Cleared By dint of working yesterday and last night the city of Chicago had made its main thorofares passable to inotor and streetcar traffic hut there remained side streets in which automobiles were slalled in sixfoot snow banks Motorists were warned not to attempt travel outside the city blizzard were stranded in the snow and in some cases the passengers had to wade miles thru kneehigh drifts to reach food and shelter School was impossible yesterday in Chieago but was reopened to dayMost to last night was in the streets where walkers wove their way among mo torcars in preference to waddling Ihru the sidewalk snows to Shovel Snow Chicago paid to get its loop area comparatively clear of snow and even so shoppers sloshed and slid about Thousands of men who sought relief rrom the cold at TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 AE ACQUITTED Four Arkansas Men Found Not Guilty of Killing Franklin MOUNTAIN VIEW Ark Dec 20 jurys verdict has wiped away charges of murder against four mountaineer farmers whose chief witness testified he was the Connie Franklin they were accused oC slaying The acquittal after a trial which added to Stone countys al Kiwanis Gift Pushes Cheer Fund to Previously reported Muson City Kiwanis Club 50 Christmas Seal Friend 1 From Friends Mrs F 2 G I Jordan j A Byron Golberg i A Friend G s T N T Club 5 Freeman Ladies Aid n Friend Nurses 4 iUrs G M Woodruff l fust Another Friend 5 We Class Lincoln School 3 Toe md Cora 4 New The Christmas Cheer Fund had the frsst day Thursday it has had since it came into existence two weeks ago And for this the Ki wanis club of Mason a generous contribution of largely responsible The total is almost as large now as it was last year at the closing date and there is reason to hope that it will reach the 5500 mark set by Mrs T T Blaise direc tor of the fund as being needed to accomplish the purpose for which the fund is created Another rural club the Freeman Ladies Aid is listed in the contri butions above Another distinguished donation was one for 53 from the heavy debt offered an expen We class of Lincoln school The New Zealander Tries NonStop Flight From England to Australia Urn including three written by two Hive answer to the question ofthe I check contained the names of Mar rcns and a daughter of the man who identity of the 33 year old farm was killed consenting to the parole met the writers always nave doubled that Zimmer was really responsible for the death of j estimated their father They expressed belief slopped a hand upon whom the defense based its case S M Bone prcfiiding judge who the cost of Ihe trial cella Wang class treasurer Ruth Spivie class president and Miss Mary E McDermott teacher In other years there have been contributions from other public Zimmer was drawn into the affair Ijy another manThomas Grimes who IIP since died in prison The sons arc Frank and Paul Gavin and the daughter is Mrs Grace Milli i an Jarnagin Plans to Run for Legislature DES MOINKS Dec 20 W Jarnagin will be a candidale lo burst of applause after school groups and it is hoped that there may be others before the fund is brot to a close next Tuesday Only three more giving days to the Christmas Cheer Fund Globe Gazette the verdict He asked tlie commun ity to forget the bitter feelings which arose when the man appeared to challenge the story of Tillar Ruminer 17 who fiaid Franklin her lover had been kidnaped by night riders and presumably slain LONDON Dec 20 C Chichester a wealthy New Zeal ander climbed into the cockpit of a tiny Moth airplane at Croyclon to day and told his friends Cheerio Im off to Australia o He got his plane into the air and represent Tegis took the direction of the continent lature he said today Jarnagin a Officials believed he hoped lo beat veteran weekly newspaper COITC Bert Hinkleis record 15 days bespondent will seek the scat loft twcen England nnd Australia cant by the resignation of Walter tablished in February 1028 i B Reno Shopping Day Senate Passes to Promote Byrd to Rear Admiral Rank WASHINGTON Dec 20 Ijill advancing Commander Richard K Byrd to the rank of Rear Admir M on the retired list of the navy for liis south pole exploration was passed today by the senate and sent to the house attempted criminal prosecution ot men here apparently up to lowju authorities If the men agree to waive extra dition and return here for trial on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses in the conduct of their mysterious 26 and 52 per cent interest business the chances for speedy trial seemed bright Under Care of Nurse Sheriff Harry Manchester in Moines expected to leave early to day for Excelsior Sprinva to servaj the warrant on George Huckins was at that town receiving treatment j Manchester said he would ask Huckins to waive extradition and return for trial as soon as his phyl sical condition would permit Dr JV satcl As far as could be learned only a nurse accompanied Huckina V7neu he went to Excelsior Springs An in vestigation last night revealed that higattorney Walter J Barngroyer The charges against tha Huckins also involved Mrs Elmer Huckins who disappeared at the same time her husband left their Hancock Wis estate The warrant against them charged them with obtaining from William Speas man ager of the Cedar Rapids baseball club under false pretenses Civil suits for recovery of money invested with them are also pending E J Courtney supervisor ot ths Hancock estate gave the assurance that the elder Huckias would return and surrender after Sheriff Henry Schult of Waushara county who had received a warrant from Cedar Rapids considered breaking into the estate on the belief that Huckina al ready had returned Used Assumed Name County Attorney Carl Hendrlck sou waited here for developments on the attempts to obtain waivers of extradition Should they fight return to Iowa the cases may he threshed out before governors of three states necessitating prolonged litigation before the men can be brot to trial here George Huckins was registered at Excelsior Springs under the name of George Hodd of Cleveland Ohio Dr Baird said however that he had ad mitted to him that he was Huckfns Huckins refused to talk to newspa per men after his arrest and would not even admit his identity Weai IOWA FORECAST Probably fair Friday night nnd Saturday some cloudiness continued cold LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather flgrures tor 24 hour perior ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Thursday Maximum S Abovit Minimum in Night 8 Below At 8 A M Friday 6 Below Everybody to his choice Some prefer mist and sleet Some prefer snappy cold AH ought to be pleased because North Iowa is turning out both of these brands of weather and in rapid succession Thursday nights minimum lacked 2 degrees of being as low as that of the prev ious night which had been the sea sons lowest mark thus far The wind continued from the northwest Friday morning and the sun seemed to be fighting a losing battle in Its endeavor to boost the mercury rap idly ;