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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE HOME EDITION SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 28 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JJO 69 of Japan No Sign of Mistrust at Parley Says Stewart By CHARLES P STEWAKT WASHINGTON Dec di Y plomacy in the world can 1 avoid what it suspects is a trap with the infinite affability of Japans It betrays not the slightest sign of mistrust j It treads carelessly all around the doubtful place steps over it just L misses halfway double smiling cherubically and breathing compliments never for a spjlt second does it rest the freight of a humming bird feather on the spot where it senses the ghost of a risk of a snare v JAPAN will be well represented at J the fivepower naval limitation conference in London in January Oh certainly Washington haa just had the plea sure of entertaining two of the mi kados delegates on their way to the gathering Wakat suki and Admiral Takarabe Nothing could be franker than the fashion in which they outlined the terms which they hope to obtain at the coming meeting1 They were not a bit peremptory about it The im pression they gave was that their mission is to negotiate not to de mand However the American press wanted to know what they had on their minds being the two politest most accommodating Mongolians In creation they told NOBODY but an unusually careful reader of the newspapers would have noticed it probably but the very sarrte day that exPremier Wa Itatsuki and Admiral Takarabe were giving out their interviews iuWash ington the foreign office in far off Toyko was giving out a statement to the effect that the terms those two are hoping for at the London conference are the lowest terms that the Japanese government will accept tinder any circumstances In plain occidental language ex Premier Wakatsuki and Admiral Takarabe were delivering an ultima tum in style FAVORS THREEPOWER PACT fheir mellifluous oriental bothering to go into de taila siiffioe it to say thst Xrpremier I rjvutu XVIWEC termsto Japan thanPresident Hoover and Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald of had fig ured on according to the mikado i IN fact the f truth is beginning to ooze Mr Hoover and Mr MacDonald agreed almost too well that Sunday at the headwaters of the Rapidan The Japanese evidently think so TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 1 RHINELANDER WINS DIVORCE Las Vegas Nevada Court Grants Petition of ft New Yorker LAS VEGAS Nev Dec 28 Leonard Kip Rhinelander member Pf a wealthy New York family has Obtained a divorce here from bla bctaroon wife Alice Jones Rhine lander The divorce which was granted yesterday was not contest ed and Mrs Rhinelander was not represented in court Rhinelander who came here a year ago to establish his residence preparatory to the filing of divorce proceedings against the daughter Of a New Rochelle N Y Negro fcoachman was present when the Beeree was granted but had no Comment to make other than to Say that he intended to continue Ms residence In Las Vegas He was represented in the brief tearing byAttorney Harliy A Harmon AUNT HET By Robert Quillen There aint never been no scandal in oin family ex cept Sister Lotties first boy sucked his thumb tiil he was twelve years old T1 1 hree t TRIO IS CAUGHT ASKING OF UNION CHIEF Racketeers Threatened Death If Sum Was Not Paid x CHICAGO Dec28 racketeers hunting easy money with shotguns and revolvers were trapped by police last night and died resisting arrest The racketeers had gone to the office of President Michael Powers of the Tire Workers and Repair Vulcanizers union demanding 10 000 or Powers life If Powers didnt pay they warned him they would get him out of the way and take over control of the union them selves under the racketeers theory that might is right Powers called upon police for protection Officers were concealed at the union headquarters when the racketeers arrived Five minutes later a police ambulance drove up to take one policeman slightly wounded to the hospital and three bodies to the morgue Detective Injured The dead William Dinky Quan with a police record dating to 1920 and Including an indictment for murder and arrests andconvictions for burglary larceny and disorderly Die in Battle With Police PHOTOS OF TENNIS QUEEN ON WEDDING TRIP conduct William Wilson called The Silver alias Walker PlateU Ganjf ster the first victim jf gangster machine guns and with a police record dialingto 1915 A silver plate in his skull necessitat ed by a bullet wound gave him his sobriquet John Ryan identified by detec tives as a hijacker and beer runner and member of Red Boltona west side gang The injured policeman was Detective Ray Doherty He was shot in the hand Door Slammed It was Doherty concealed in a rear room who precipitated the shooting The extortionists had en tered Powers office Quan In the lead stumping along with the aid of a cane He had not recovered from a bullet wound in the leg suf fered several weeks ago Powers TURN TO PAGE II COLUMN 2 WOODCOCK HEADS CLUB AT SPENCER Quartet and Speaker From Mason City Have Part in Program SPENCER Dec P Woodcock florist will lead the Spencer commercial club the com ing year as president His election took place last night at the annual dinner and election held in the clubs quarters beneath the hotel JohnSieh was named vice pres ident Bruce Noll farmer and head of the Clay county fair was hop ored with the second vice president and Paul Groskruger was selected j for treasurer Omar Lighter is the retiring president Directors include Sarry Champion Cliff Bowman Kenneth Randall George Heald Jr R W Remor R T Pullen Bill Ca tion William Flindt Jr Roy Nefz ger S B Tweeten Randall Tuttle John Cory Jr Leon Witter Art Anderson Walt Thomas Sax Axe Ben Bjornstad H B Noll Roy Cobb Dale Norton and E C Tanjr ney Dinner was served by the Busi ness and Professional Womens league and the entertainment was given by the Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City and Floyd Foster narrator of Swedish stories This was the third visit here of the Ma son City quartet Lester Milllgan secretary of the Mason City cham ber of commtrce spoke briefly pay ingtribute to the extended record of achievement of the Spencer commercial club and its high rating among Iowa community organiza tions Mr Milligan is president of the statf association of commercial club secretaries Arrangements for the dinner and meeting were in the hands of Leo C Bailey secretary of both the comrrierciaj club and the fair as sociation Hern are tho first pictures of Helen Wills Moody and her hushnnd Frederick Moody on their Iionev vL wcro snilPPed the cockpit Galatea their tCflrVT i r thc Pllcfic bound for unannounced destination Inset is the first photo of the honeymooners snapped at Wilmington Cul after they had dronneu froni sight for two days following their wedding and just before they boarded the yacht ERDMAN OLSON ASPECT HELD Youth Arrested in Lumber Camp May Be Fugitive FLORENCE Wis Dec 28 A guard kept watch today over the jail cell of a youth said by Florence county officials to answer in detail the description of Erdman Olson fugitive slayer of his sweetheart Clara Olson Arrested at a lumber camp deep in the woods near the upper Michi gan border the youth refused to give his name or tell where he had come from Sheriff Miles Davis said that hig height and general appear ance was the same as that of Olson central figure in one of Wisconsins greatest murder mysteries The suspect like Erdman has two front teeth missing and has had his tonsils removed according to the sheriff For several days he had been under surveillance In a camp near Tipwr 20 miles from here He was arrested yesterday and brot to the county jail PATROLMAN IS SHOT TO DEATH Slayer May Be Burke Sought for Chicago Mas sacre NEW CASTLE Pa Dec 28 guards today took up the vigil maintained all last night over highways winding thru the hills of western Pennsylvania in an unre lenting manhunt for two men and a woman who yesterday shot to death Corp Brady Paul of the state high way patrol and wounded Private Ernest Moore also of the patrol Early today an automobile an swering the description of the ban dit car was reported seen in the vicinity of Mt Jackson Ohio Police there were notified and a net spread thru to Toledo Meanwhile state county and city officers thruout western Pennsyl vania watched the highways Today the observation plane which aided in the search yesterday took to the air again Authorities were convinced the killers were experienced gunmen and they were giving attention to a suggestion that one of the bandits might have been the killer Burke object of a nationwide hunt fol lowing the slaying of a policeman in St Joseph Mich Burke fled with a blonde officers here said and the woman said to have fired the shot that dropped Paul was a blonde Lhey were told It also wns said there was a baby in the car with the bandits Seek to End of Crime Board WASHINGTON Dec 28 The prospective prohibition report of the Hoover law enforcement com mission only partially satisfies tha lemands of dry senators who have ieen clamoring for information on the progress of the commissions survey An effort will now be made Sen itor Harris democrat Georgia said today to break down the policy secrecy under which the commission las been operating and bring about Lhe substitutiorTof open hearings The heated controversy over the enforcement of liquor laws which tias been in progress for the past weak was precipitated by a demand Prom Harris that the law enforce ment group make a report on pro hibition and by his request that no more funds be appropriated for it until such a report is forthcoming With this he coupled the demand that the commission abandon its policy of secret proceedings He ex plained that he was particularly inxious that a report be received before thc senate takes up the treasury department bill which will include appropriations for enforce ment LOVE WAS BARRED from Anne Wilmots life until she came face to face with A QUESTION OF HONOR Ruth Cross colorful story starts MONDAY December in thc GLOBEGAZETTE AUTO FIRM IS ROBBED Small Amount of Change Taken From Register by Thieves ROCKWELL Dec gar age owned by George H Meier along the paved highway here was broken into last night and the cash register robbed of approximately 52 by the thieves Entrance was gained by removal of the glass from the front door Mr Meier had left the register un locked as is his usual custom in event that If robbers should enter the place they would not ruin the register in forcingit open This is the second garage in Rock well to be entered during the past year Several months ago the Lati mer garage here was entered and a small box of notes amounting to a large sum of money was taken by the robbers A Week later the bond box was discovered by a highway mainten ance worker in a culvert a few miles from town where the thieves had discarded it Mr Meier notified the county law enforcement officers at Mason City Who are attempting to unearth clews to the personnel of thc thiev ing gang ALLEGED KILLER SAYS HE DIDNT SLAYBANKCHIEF One Member of Bandit Gang Captured in Kentucky HOWLING GREEN Ky Dec 281 of the three bandits I who Thursday shot and killed J Robert Kirby Smiths Grove bank president after robbing the bank at Oakland this county was captured here early this morning and taken in an automobile to Nashville Tenn for safe keeping The man Elmer Grayson and former resident of Indianapolis was found in the home of Elaine Duff a connection by marriage after offi cers had been close on his trail for five hours He was brot into Bowl ing Green in an automobile by French Elrod a friend and Elrod was held by officers today Wounded in Hand The other two bandits were be lieved to be in Bowling Green and officers were guarding all roads leading out of the city and investi gating possible hiding places The keeper of a lodging house where they had lived for several days early this week saw them last night and officers took up the chase a few minutes after the two muddy and disheveled aftertwo days and a nightJlseing frompasses had beeli turned away from the house One of the men apparently had a wound in one hand Denies Killing Grayson surrendered readily with the remark that he was tired of being chased He said he escaped searchers who at times numbered as many as 1000 by mounting a horse behind a small boy Thursday morning after the three bandits abandoned their automobile follow ing the shooting of Kirby His first remark according to officers was I didnt kill Mr Kirby He admitted however the TUUN XO PAGE 11 COLUMN 3 Yellowley Will Use Full Force to Halt New Year Celebrants CHICAGO Dec 2S C Yellowley prohibition administra BISHOP DIES BRITTEN URGES BRITAIN JAPAN in TO UNITE French Attitude Should Not Break Down Con ference Belief Qspyrlght Hosteller jSlurlio THE RIGHT REV MORKISON IOWA BISHOP IS KILLED BY CAR WASHINGTON Dec 28 A threepower naval armament agreement between England Japan and the United States was recom mended today by Chairman Britten of the house naval affairs commit tee in commenting on the French memorandum on the forlhcomicg naval conference Britten added that the French at titude as shown in the memoran dum should not result in a break down of the conference The same opinion was advanced by Representative McCHntic demo crat Oklahoma member of the naval affairs committee who said he saw no reason why If France or Italy should withdraw from the conference the remaining nations could not negotiate an agreement which would avoid offending the counlriea not participating Referring to that portion oftho French document which said France had no objection to other powers making an agreement before a gen eral scaling down armaments by the league of nations Britten as serted the Unilcd Slates will not make an agreement subservient to subsequent action by the league of nations Ilan Separate Peace PARIS Dec 28 ctr clea the tor will use his entire and women stenographers and un der cover an attempt to mop up any wetness that may seep into Chicagos welcoming of the new year GANGS FIGHT FOR LIQUOR CONTROL Detroit and Buffalo Rivalry Is War to Death Officers Say r BUFFALO N Y Dec 28 Rival Detroit and Buffalo liquor running gangs were declared by I federal agents today to be engaged I in a war to the death for control I of the Ontario liquor output C M Cramer special gator of the treasury department j has been assigned here to look into the situation which already has resulted in the murder of one De troit liquor smuggler and the mys terious disappearance of three others The liquor war started with the descent upon the Ontario ports of j I Bridgeburg Port Colborne and Fort Erie of a gang of Detroit smug glers who promptly proceeded with offers of higher wages to lure away i some of the Buffalo gangs best j liquor traffickers I One result of thc war between j the two gangs has been a decrease in the amount of smuggled iiquor as crossing thc Niagara river has i been made more hazardous with I smugglers forced to evade their 1 rivals in addition to the coast guard and thc ice floes i Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec When we honor Mr Byrd and all his heroes on their return dont muff this baby He didnt pilot an airplane He made no scien tific research but he did the finest job of newspaper re porting done during our gen eration Two years with one litllc ILL KOGKKS bunch of men doing the same thing practically every day Yet he made it interesting Some of our finest writers couldnt even make that way interesting This Russell Owen took an old Mala mute dog having pups and we thot it was a birth in our own family He wrote about a sea gull down there and we were more Interested in it than we were in a senate investigation Dont just give the little boy a great big hand but this to Mr Ochs of the New York Times Give the kid a great big raise That fellow could write on the tariff nnd make you readit Incidentally if you dont know it he was the best writer on avi ation in the world before ho ever heard of the South Pole Yours WILL ROGERS Right Rev Morrison Was Head of Episcopal Church in State Dec 28 The Right Rev Theodore Nevin Mor rison Episcopal bishop of Iowa was fatally injured early last night when struck by an automobile driv en by Miss Margaret Volz of Dav enport Miss Volz was placed under bonds pending investigation of the accident She told police that she saw no one in the path of her car until after the accident Biship Morrison headed the Epis copalian church in Iowa for 30 years coming here after serving 23 years as rector of the church of the Epiphany in Chicago His death automatically raises the Rev Harry Sherman Longley of Des Moines to the bishopric of Iowa Bishop Long ley was previously coadjutor bishop After an examination Coroner Cantwcll announced that Bishop Morrison suffered compound frac tures of both legs below the knees ribs on both sides crushed and his skull was fractured As far as could be learned no evidence could be found that Miss Volz was speeding The bishop had been feeble for the last few years but was constantly seen in the business district He did not drive an automobile but was a constant user of streetcars Street Was Crowded While it is presumed that he had just descended from a streetcar at the time of the accident Miss Volz declares that there were none in sight Brady street is one of Dav I enports principal motoring thoro TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 4 MARTYGJVEN AS FEE Judge Clark Hands Down Decision in Estate Action Judge Joseph J Ciurk Saturday afternoon filed a decision setting the fee of George Marty in the handling of the estatesettlemcnt of Flora Luelln Furse vs Charlotte Van Horn The judge held Mr Martys fee should be 51200 out of which was to come as the fee for his at torney in the trial of the action Mr Martys final claim in the matter was for with an addi tional S300 for his attorney The citse was tried before Judge Clark in October pact guaranteeing peace Tin rauean in the same way that the Locarno pact guarantees peace along the Rhine grew out or ex changes of views between the two countries The French n i tu the four other powers participating in the London Jiaval disarmament conference again emphasized the desirability of a Mediterranean nonaggression pact It suggested the participation in the pact of nations not invited to the London conference envisaging Spain iu particular Italys first suggestion to France was that FrancoItalian interests cught to be finally settled before the basis for the reduction of arma ments wag fixed Foreign Minister Briand replied that it would be better to raise the whole Mediterranean question be tween all the interested powers and make a sort of Mediterranean Lo carno If France and Italy can agree on their respective interests nothing seems to stand in the way of such a pact Great Britain for whom the Mediterranean presents a particular problem because it is the great im perial trade route to India and Aus tralia by the Suez canal has oeen watching the discussions closely but has not taken an official position Strongminded wives make lhc best Mercury IOWA FORECAST Mostly falr Saturday night nnd Sunday Somewhat colder Saturday night In southwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Warmest Friday 31 Coldest Jn Nlpht 2t At 8 n m Saturday Another ideal December day And there isnt much more to be aald about Friday the thermometer readings above tell the rest of thc story WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for week begin ning Dec 30 For the upper Mis sippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Not much precipitation like ly but may occur generally towards close of week temperatures mostly above normal except possibly cold er at close ;