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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 29, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home H A R t O M E R H i S HEM ART I AW A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NKIQHBOK8 HOME EDITION VOLXXXVII KIVE CENTS PER COFY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DEC 29 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 70 Nye Fierce as Jim Reed North Dakotan Not as Perfect as Last Inquisitor By CHARljES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 29 CPA com parisons ha v teen drawn late ly between ex Senator James A Reed of Missouri and Senator Ger mld P Nye of North Dakota not many of them to Gerald Ps ad vantage Reed was chair man of the sen ates last cam paign investigat ing committee before the pres ent one Nye is chairman of the latter Naturally political connoisseurs are inclined to contrast the Dako iriquisatoria methods with Jims There is no denying the near perfection of the Missourians Nev ertheless Gerald knows what he is doing THE truth is that the Reed sen atorial campaign fund investi gation was not an invetsigation at all As one of the fightinest dem ocrats who ever breathed Senator Jims idea of an inquiry was a smashing attack upon the G O P foe It was all that and then some Reeds specific objective was to lift the scalps of Senatorselect Wil liam S Vare of Pennsylvania and 1 Turn to 2 Column 1 POSSE CLOSES IN ON 2 BROTHERS Officers Send for More Men to Help SINKS COMA Indiana Convicts Fail in Prison Break Attempt S ALEXT Ind Dec 29 posse searching for Dan and Alonzo Gibson two of four brothers who stormed the comity jail Saturday night attempting to gain custodyof two men held or the feud slaying of their father sent for reinforcements shortly after 2 oclock today The men said they were certain they had the men surrounded The youngest brother Otis Gib was shot and killed by Elmer Gerald town marshal after he had critically wounded Gerald another Gilfred iGibson surrendered to a posse yesterday and the others Dan and Alohzp were objects of a hunt byposses v The feud was said to have had its origin wlien both families lived near Sneedville Tenn several years ago GHfred Gibson in jail here re fused to discuss it DESPERATE MEN GET CONTROL OF BLOCK OF CELLS 12 Murderers and Bank Robbers Overpower Guard MICHIGAN CITY Ind Dec 29 elaborately planned jail break attempt failed at the In diana state prisontoday when a combined forcei of guards city po lice and firemen forced 12 desper ate criminals who had gained con trol of their cell block to surrender without bloodshed The 12 men most of them bank robbers or murderers hadover powered their guard Guy butnot before he shouted an alarm to outside guards Doors Barricaded The convicts barricaded the doors and prevented prison guards from entering but when city police set up machine guns outside of the door of the cell block and armed firemen augmented the watch on the walls the men surrendered The 12 men were released from their cells by a key which prison officials said had been fashioned from a spoon by the leader of the plot Joseph Burns who Is serving term for participating in the Cul ver Ind bank robbery of 1925 find BarsJSawed Prison found several dther Indications that the attempt was well planned One man had sawed away two iron bars when po lice gained control of the cell block and another had a rope ladder ready for use No shots were fired on either side The prisoners apparently had no hidden firearms and guards inside the cell blocks do not carry deadly weapons Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks irregular industrials steady to firm as rails sag Bonds Irregular second grade rails sag specialties soft Foreign ster lower Cptton higher trade buying CHICAGO x weakness VVinni Peg increased visible 6tocks AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Nobody minds Amy tell In all she knows The trouble is she tells all she suspects CHARGED WITH GIRLS MURDER Youth Denies Shooting anc Sticks to Original Story PORT ARTHUR Tex Dec 29 L WJliams 18 Texa university student charged with tin murder of his sweetheart Miss Eli zabeth Johnson 16 was bound ove to the grand jury ou 510000 bond a preliminary hearing here today Williams continued last night t deny he shot Miss Johnson holding to the story told shortly after hi arrest He said he asked her to go with him to see the Rev Glenn Flinn Methodist pastor in Port Ar thur in an attempt to reconcile n quarrel between them over atten tions a married man who was separ ated from his wife was paying to Misa Johnsqn The youth said when ho returned to his automobile Miss Johnson was slumped over in the seat She had been shot once thru the heart with a gun which Williams said he had made from a rifle in a University laboratory He insisted he had the gun in the car for the purpose of shooting himself thru the hand to prove to the girl he loved her BANDIT SUSPECT Associated Press Iholo Barbara Jean Lane 19 was held in Chattanooga Tenn as the leader of a robber gang that recently took from s Chattanooga bank Arthur The Great Jailed in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD Cat Dec 29 UP said today Arthur Th Great Shires former big league baseball player boxer and orato of sorts was lodged in the jail on charges of drunkenness and carry ing concealed weapons Shires pleaded not guilty in Sun rise court and was ordered to tria next Wednesday The erstwhile major league whose recent marriage in Los An geles to Miss Elizabeth Greenbaum of Chicago was accompanied by Shires announcement he had auc cumbed to movie offers virtually in sisted on being arrested police sale Whalaman Speech Shires police reports stated after riding about Hollywood several hours entered the policestation early today and began a typical whataman monolog His discourse on what the films had gained by his entrance to the motion picture field was interrupted by Desk Sergeant Towneg sugges tion that Shires go home and sleep Whataman the sergeant said re fused to leave his was the sergeants desk Ive got rights as a citizen havent I Sergeant Towne said The Great Shires insisted Try and put me out Carried Brass Knuckles The sergeant did not try A search was saidto have revealed Shires possessed a pair of brass knuckles A felony charge of carry ing concealed weapons prevented the former Washington first base man from being released on bail without a hearing before a magis trate Shires last act before leaving the Hollywood jail for central police station in Los Angeles was the burning of the mattress in his cell MOSLEMS SLAY 30000 CHINESE IN KANSU STATE Slaughter May Be Even Worse Than Thot at First OHANGHAI Dec 29 of the reported massacre of 30 000 Chinese by a Mohammedan army in Kansu province published here tonight by the Vernacular Press indicated the slaughter may bave been worse than at first stated Dispatches from Lanchow Kansu which required one month to arrive here said in addition to the slaugh ter in the northwestern part of that province Islamites in the southern portion went on the war path late last month killingoil the old men and women andenslaving the girls Other advices said bandits and Mohammedans had carried out sev eral massacres in Kansu in recent months and news of these murder ous orgies had been withheld What has happened in Kansu this month remains conjecture Dispatches received here appealed to the government to send troops to oppose the Mohammedans add ing otherwise every living Chinese of northwestern Kansu where Mo hammedan authority now reigns su preme vttUl be u h o r r i tfl e scenes On one occasion an army of Mohammedans entered a town of 20000 inhabitants looted every thing and then killed every person before burning the town with its streets piled high with corpses Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec a lot in the papers about the split in the republican party over Nor ris The repub licans and the democratic parties both split the repubj 1 i c ans h av e their splits right after elec tions and dem 0 c r a t s have m theirs just before an election Got a lot of wires from big and little firms saying they took the sug gestion and told their people they were not to be fired and they all wrote how pleased their aelp was Now New Years is just as good 1 time to do so as Christmas was so if you havent told em do so and everything will pick up and they will even work 3 e tier Yours WILL William Walker SheriffElect of Polk County Dies DES MOINES Dec William G of Polk early today He was to have taken office next week Death was caused by peritonitis which followed an operation for BANDITS EXECUTED HANKOW Dec 29 ties today executed 18 bandits and communists wounded in this vic inity The communist threat against Shasi Hupeh province an import ant Yangtse river port was believed growing more serious as reds cap tured several small river ports with in 10 miles of the larger city Martial law was declared below Shasi but reds continued to fire up on passing steamers Drought Loan Fund Appropriation Gets Past Subcommittee WASHINGTON Dec 29 Appropriation of for drought relief loans was approved today by a bouse appropriations subcommittee Chairman Wood of the appropria tions committee predicted the full committee would approve the 000000 fund as soon as it meets on Monday and said action In the house may take piace the same day Hyde said the department will be ready to distribute Joans within a week after congress appropriates the money Former Kensett Man Dies KENdETT Dec ami Mrs I O Bjorgo and son Bobbie are at Woodwell Wia called there by the death of Mrs Bjorgos father Mr Skjeleland Mr and Mrs Skjeleland once lived near Kensett AIR RECORD FOR WOMEN BROKEN Diminutive Los Angeles Girl Claims New Mark for Altitude LOS ANGELES Dec 29 diminutive Los Angeles aviatrix Juanita Burns claimed a new offi cial worlds altitude record for women today as avresult of a three hour flight yesterday in which she estimated she reached a height of 28000 feet The woman flyer said she climbed for half an hour after the last of her three altimeters stopped func tioning at 26000 feet An official barograph installed in her plnne will be sent to Washington for calibra tion by the National Aeronautic association The present worlds record ia 27 418 feet set bv Elinor Smjth WIND HEAVY IN BRITISH ISLES Gales Kick Up High Seas on Coast and Do Damage on Land LONDON Dec 29 gales blew over the British Isles today kicking up high seas along the coast and doing some damage inland The wind reached a velocity of 80 miles an hour in places in Ireland and Scotland and attained an aver age speed of 59 miles an hour at Farnworth Lancashire In London 50 miles an hour was recorded All along the southern and west ern coasts shipping was tossed about in the high seas the waves being particularly large about lands end and the Isle of Wight Shop signs and fences were hurled down in London Teller of Sioux City Bank Bound to Jury SIOUX CITY Dec 29 Jerome E Rudd teller of the Sioux National bank until it was closed recently was bound to the federal grand jury today after bis arraign ment on a charge of embezzling from the bank He was ar raigned before U S Commissioner J W Hubbard lowan Oldest Federal Deputy Marshal Quits CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 29 J Healy 75 today resigned as United States deputy marshal after 45 years of service Healy re puted to be the oldest federal dep uty marshal in the United States was appointed during the first Cleveland administration ippendicitis Thruout Sunday and Sundaynight his widow and mother were at his bedside Friends waited in the corridors The son of a prize fighter Walker led a varied career which began when he became a newsboy With the death of his father lie assumed support of his mother He worked at common labor dur ing his early manhood and then was appointed a special agent for a rail road He joined the Des Moines police force as a special officer dur ing the teamsters strike in 1912 Soon afterward he qualified as a regular patrolman Joined JFlrc Department A few years later he joined the fire department and for severa years he served the cityas a fire man for a while and then as a policeman About 10 years ago he resigned from the fire department to open a tire store in East Des Moihes He later established two more tlr stores and was unusually success ful in their operation Eight years ago ho held the first of his famous Thanksgiving day dinners for the poor children the city Since then he has given suci a dinner each Thanksgiving day the meals beingprepared in an eas side restaurant As many as 1200 children have been fed by him on turkey day Elected Superintendent Walkers first venture into poll tics was in 1928 when he was elect ed city superintendent of public safety He held the office one year refusing to run for reelection In stead he started the campaign which resulted in his election in November as sheriff of Polk coun ty to succeed Park Findlay While a city superintendent Walker originated the appointmen of police executives installed th merit system for both police am fire departments and abolished th stool pigeon method of galnin evidence His last public appearance was a the banquet of the Iowa Sheriff association 10 days ago Doctor Einstein to BeLeft to Himself on New Years Da PASADENA Cal Dec 29 Dr Albert Einstein to arrive her with his wife New Years eve w be accorded an unusual Will be left entirely to himself Arthur H Fleming president o the board of the California Institut of Technology and Henry M Rob inson nationally known financier will act as hosts of the Ein steins revealed today no public re ceptions were planned This was i accordance with the wish of th noted German scientist for privacy NEW LIFE CELL SS ATTEMPT TO ATTACK CANCER Humpty Dumpty Lives After Being Put Together By HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor Ohio Dec 29 The artificially created life cell f Dr George W Crile is an attempt o penetrate the mystery of can er The Cleveland savant broke his ilence about the recent rumors of is discovery and revealed the se ret to the American association for he advancement of science today Criles accomplishment is de cribed most simply as breaking Humpty Dumpty to bits and put ing liim together again so that he ppeara alive The humpty dumptys he employs re cells the tiny units forming odies of animals which are the irototype of all eggs He has tried this on brain body and cancer cells but the brain cell alone thus far has shown the mas er like qualities necessary for the Different Effect When cancer cells were utafl a different effect was fpund on notbeen de ermined Crilo said The research he srid was un dertaken for the purpose of discov ering some physical principle which might account for the conversion of normal cells into cancer cells this s into cells the energy of which s used only for growth This wild growth is the out standing characteristic of all can cer Crile said he went to work on the principal that the fertilized eggs of animals the ovum contains ele ments that electrically are both jositive and negative Would Organize He postulated that if the sub stances forming a living cell were BACKS THIRD PARTY Associated Press Pliato Dr John Dewey of Culuniljln university chairman of the League for Independent Polit ical Action is behind the movement to start a new political party Turn to 3 Column COURT REFUSES STEEL MERGER Grants Injunction Asked for Iby Firms Minority Stockholders YOUNGSTOWN Ohio Dec 20 proposed billion dollar merger ofthe Bethlehem Steel cor portion and the Youngstown Sheet and Tube company was denied by Common Pleas Judge David J Jen kins today when he granted minor it stockholders an injunction re straining the combination The decision was based on the merger negotiations and the subse quent meeting on March 12 of the sheet and tube directors Consider ing these proceedings illegal the judge saw no reason for going into the numerous controversial points involved in the sheet and tube stock hodlers meeting April 18 where the merger was ratified Ends Bitter Fight Judge Jenkinshanded down his decision six months from the incep tidn of one of the bitterest legal fights in corporate history a strug gle of millions that was carried oul first with proxies and then with law suits Forces marshalled by Cyrus S Eaton Cleveland financier wenl into court with charges of fraud after a spectacular battle for proxies Kept In Dark The Judge said that the Sheet and Tube board of directors aftev they had approved the merger early this year did not give adequate in formation to their stockholders on the merger when they met last April and approved It Terms of the billion dollar deal for Bethlehem to acquire Sheet Tube a cor poration on the basis of one and one third shares Bethlehem common stock for one of Sheet Tube Sheet Tube stockholders gave their assent April 9 but more than 200000 of the affirmative votes a deciding number were challenged by the antimerger forces N Y Theater Loses to Boy Robber NEW YORK Dec 29 mndreds of patrons chuckled ove the rustic adventures of Tom Saw yer a beardless youth put a gun on he treasurer of the Paramoun theater early today and strolled away from Times Square with the veekcnd receipts of 11150 A few minutes later uniformed jolicemen and detectives surroundec he building guarded every exit am scanned every person as ho emergec from the theater The youth escapee cither by descending a fire escape or by passing out thru thi Paramount building proper Midnight Show On The midnight show featuring Jackie Coogan as the Mark Twaii icro still was In progress when the youth first appeared He forced an elevator operator to take him to tht reasurers office There he lined El Drcylinger the treasurer and the elevator boy against the wall am proceeded to inspect the bills am cash which Dreylinger had been pro paring for deposit That all the dough yongot h demanded Yes replied Dreylinger AH right Wrap it up orderei Ihe bandit producing brown pape and twine Warns Victims With thepackage under his arm the holdup man attempted to tea the desk telephone from its fasten ings and to smash the lights with chair working coolly and unhui rieclly On his way out he warned h victims against leaving by a secre door known only to officials and told them confederates were waiting outside Then he stepped into the elevator by which he came ran it to the sixth floor and was not seen again MARNE HERO IS NOT LIKELY TO REGAIN SENSES rench Marsha Is Not Expected to Live Thru Day VRIS Dec Jof fre fighting a losing battle with eath sank into a state of extreme veakness today and his physicians saued a bulletin at 3 oclock de cribing his condition as most grave A few minutes before the bulletin vas issued General Isaie chief ol taff under the marshal visited his ld leader and reported that the hero of the Marne was sinking lowly The five doctors who bave been at he patients side day and night ince Saturday held out little hope hat the marshal could live thru ho day Marshal Joffre lias reached a state of extreme weakness the nodical bulletin read Half an houv ater the marshal sank into a coma and it was feared that he would never regain consciousness The gloomy news spread quickly imong the jjreat crowd gathered aliout the hospital of St JeanDe 3ieu and these people who lovn Papa Joffre spoke in hushed whispers of his agony As twilight fell the hospital was closed to the public and an extra police guard placed about the doors Buddy tr Sister at Kansas City KANSAS CITY Dec 20 Weak from a major operation nt Toledo Ohio Charles Buddy Rog ers film actor left his train here a moment this morning to greet a sister Mrs John Binfoid of Lincoln Ncbr and a group of friends Rog ers is enroute to the Pacific coast Masked Bandit Holds Up Aged Iowa Farmer VINTON Dec 29 masked bandit obtained from Chris Hoi torf 79 at his farm near here last night The man rapped on the door and when Haltorf answered de manded Holtorf tried to hide his wallet but it fell to the floor the bandit escaping with it Chicago Hotel Men Are Swamped by New Years Reservation Requests CHICAGO Dec 2D men reported today that more en thusiasm than lias been shown be fore In recent years is being shown for dismissal of 1930 They sail they were swamped with requests for reservations for New Years eve celebrations MAN HELD ON ARSON CHARGE RehHeld Will Be Brot Back to New Hampton From Washington NEW HAMPTON Dec liam H Rehfield New Hampton will be brot back from Yaldma Wash by Deputy Sheriff N D Hewett and L B Hewitt special deputy who left Monday to get the man Rehfield Is wanted to answer a charge of arson of a dwelling The fire occurred four miles sout h of i Ionia Snpt 23 Rehficltl has waive extradition i IOWA WEATHER Fair Monday night and Tues day colder Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 27 Above Minimum In Night 21 Above At 8 A M Monday 26 Abovo Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Alnxlmuni SalurcTay 34 Above Minimum in Night 16 Above A brisk breeze out of the north west and a bright sun were the principal features of the weather Monday forenoon lowans are still wondering1 how much longer thia comparatively balmy weather cac Inst Three Snlinols Dedicated DES MOINES Dec 29 school buildings have been dedicated recently at Odcbolt West Union and Emmctnburg the state depart ment of public Instruction reports A new structure will be dedicated at Garden Grove Jan 5 ;