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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY HOME EDITION MAC Oil CITY JTl I Ll U 111 V1AbUiN Uli M0NDAY DECEMBER 30 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE MAYOR CO INCH ARE CONVICTED or Drives Take Lives of Three Rum Runners FIRE ON SPEED BOAT KILLING 3 MEN 5OOQ Cases of Liquor Seized From New Eng land Runners MEW LONDON Conn Dec 307jP ll on rum runners in southern New England coastal wa ters over the weekend took the lives of three smugglers and caused the seizure of three boats and 5000 cases of contraband liquor The speedboat C5677 of Newport R I known as the Black Duck was raked by machine gun fire after attempting to escape from the coastguard patrol boat CG290 in a j heavy fog yesterday at the entrance to Narragansett bay Three men were killed and another was wounded The dead are Jake Weiseman 3D New Bedford Mass Dudley Brandt 35 Boston and John Goulart 28 Fairhaven MassT The fourth member of the crew Charles Travers 24 of Fairhaven was shot thru one hand V Two Other Boats Seized Two other liquor laden boats were seized in Long Island sound waters on the converted sub FlorDelMar set by the cratt wag extinguished and itlie with 4000 cases of assorted liquors aboard was towed here The fishing sloop Roamer with GOO cases was seized by the CG231and brot here after the crew hae escaped to shore The encounter wilh the Black i Duck speedy SO footer occurred i after the coastguard boat in charge i of Boatswain A C Cornell had come upon the rum runner shortly after 2 a m and the laltcr had re fused to Milrender An official statement by Lieut Cornm L T Chalkcr in charge of base 4 here declared the shootings unfortunate but clearly justified by the law The Black Duck or dered lo halt another officer said veered and sped away into the fog TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 Government Must Be Kept Out of Business Edison Interview Says CHICAGO Dec 30 ad monition to keep the government out of business was given by Thomas A Edison in an interview appearingtoday in the Illinois Man ufacturers News One of the highest duties of the president is to keep the government out of business Edison said That is his biggest job and I should in jlude in job the clearing out of bureaucracies which are grow mg up in Washington and becoming ft wasteful nuisance In a characteristic sally the In said The government never really goes into business for it never makes ends meet And that is the first requisite of business Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec wish Mr Hoover would say Senators I am sorry ter ribly sorry that I havent the time personally to go out and knock the glasses from everyoneshand that is about to disobey our con stitution and will you please WITT anrvaa believe me WILL ROGERS when j say lhat I dont purposely appoint corrupt men Now as it seems from your vast observations you senators are more familiar with the drink ing in this country than anyone I know of I hereby and hereon appoint you the United States senate as the proprohibition en forcement arm of our govern ment with Mr Borah from the dry state of Idaho as chairman and each senator to be person ally responsible for their state Dont say you havent time If you have had time to see all this you have had time to enforce it and dont say I cant spare you from other work I gladly can What appointments could be more honest than these Yours Herbert Hoover on advice of consul WILL ROGERS Vitales Telephone Num ber Found Among Gangs Records AUNT HET By Robert Quillen That woman is common The only scandal she knows is about folks that dont amount to nothin EW YORK Dec 30 Dis closure by United States Attor ney Charles H Tattle that the name and telephone number of City Magi strate Albert H Vitale had been found among papers seized in a nar cotic raid heightened interest today in the investigation beingmade in to Vitales connections Tuttle said federal narcotic agents had found a card in a small black bag owned by Louia Fac carona Harlem cafe owner bearing the caption numbers frequently called Among the notations on the card they said was Al Vitale Fordnam 6435 The number is that listed for the residence of Magi strate Vitale in the telephone book Fhotostatic copies of the card will be turned over to the Bar Asso ciation of New York Tuttle said for use in the investigation being con ducted by the association into the magistrates connectons The investigation was ordered by Judge Victor J Dowling of the ap pellate division of the supreme court after a testimonial dinner at which Vitale was guest of honor was held tip by seven men who robbed guests of money and jewels and took a pis tol from Detective Arthur Johnson Last week at a poliee trial where Johnson faced charges of dereliction of duty for losing his gun to the rob bers a police inspector testified that the holdup for the dinner was staged ly Giro Terranova to reqoyer a con tract in which Terranova agreed to p4y a Chicago gunman for killing Frankie Yale and Frank e New York gangsters STUTZ COMPANY BROKE 3 FIRMS PETITION Involuntary Action Started at Indian apolis INDIANAPOLIS Ind Dec 30 petition in Involuntary bank ruptcy was filed today in federal court here against the Stutz Motor company of America by three In dianapolis creditors I Stutz common stock has been de clining on the New York curb ex change almost steadily since it reached 34 the yearh high in May The OctoberNovember crash car ried it down from a share to which figure was reached early this month The stock closed last Saturday S275 and dropped to a new low at 5212 a few min utes after announcement of the bankruptcy petition today Earnings Are Improved During the last years Stutz earnings have improved Nothing was earned on the common stock from 1D21 to 1925 inclusive but a share was earned in 1920 84 cents a share in 1927 and in 1928 Early this year the com pany brot out a medium priced car in addition to its regular high priced models Large increase in business was reported for October wHen orderswere 31 percent above any previous October and retail deliveries 152 per cent higher Stutz stock was one of the esn sations of Wall street in 1920 the year of the famous Stutz corner In connection with which Allan A Ryan son of the late Thomas For tune Ryan was expelled from membership in the New York slock exchange The elder Ryans disap proval of the Slutz corner was be lieved to have been one of the major causes of Ihe younger Ryans dis inherilance The stock rose from lo 5391 a share before the exchange sus pended trading and began Ihe in vestigation which resulted in Ryans expulsion Made Steady Declines Ryan and his associates were said to have made shorts pay a share for the stock It later sold as high as a share on the curb market In 1921 however 1C dropped to 54950 and continued downhill until 1924 when it touched 5462 There are now outstanding near ly 300000 shares but on an author ized capital of 400000 shares Fund ed debt totals The com panys last balance sheet as of Oct 31 1928 shows total assets of 56 342105 current assets amounting to more than one third of the total MURDER CASE REOPENED Assaciiitrd Ircss Photo Seven years after the Imffliiifimurder of William Desmond Taylor lower motion picture director Huron FItts upper now Ios Angeles county district nUornuy suys there is only ono missing link in si solution The imnius of Mabel Normand lower right ami Mary IMilcs Mintcr upper former screen stars fiff iircd in the previous consideration of he case At present Mnry Mfles Minter niul lior mother irc insisting imuii cmnptatc exonera tion for the lltlta uotrnss und tbu iiivcstigiilion is cxnourtl to center more about the possible Knowledge of Miss Nurmmic case Woman Is Sought as Patrolmans Slayer NEWCASTLE Pa Dec 30 Authorities in Pennsylvania Ohio and West Virginia today sought a former Benwood W Va woman as a suspect in the slaying of Highway Patrolman Brady Paul formerly of Washington Iowa Officials arefollowing a clew ob tained in finding of a womans aurse This was left behind when he woman killer and two men com panions abandoned their car when stopped by Paul and another offi cer who was wounded and fled in a commandeered machine The purse contained the picture of a man relj of the Benwood woman who I was arrested but released when he established his contention he knew lothing of the shooting Washington Will Not Abolish Its Courts Maintained in China WASHINGTON Dec 30 Washington government intends to continue the maintenance of Amer ican courts for American citizens in China despite any present effort of the nationalist government to do away with these extraterritorial ju dicial agencies When the Chinese system of jurisprudence has reacheda slage of progress compatible with modern concepts of law then the abolish ment of these courts will be begun but until that time the United States is prepared to take slringenl measures for their maintenance In adopting this attitude the Washington government is following its established polity on extraterri torial rights in China the funda mental principles of which were out lined to the Nanking government in a note dispatched by Secretary Stimson Aug 10 In this he said lhat even gradual relinquishment could not take place until the Chinese legal code has pro gressed to a point satisfactory to the United States Speed of Procedure May Be Delayed by IHness of Koher DES MOINES Dec 30 Governor Huirmil today granted the application for vo quisifon upon the governor of Wisconsin for lm extradition of Klmer S Huckins of Hun cock Wis wanted at Cedar Rapids on i charge of obtain ing money under false pre tenses CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 30 Application has been made to Gov ernor Hammill for pa pers to bring about the return of Elmer S Huckins from Wisconsin to face charges of obtaining money under false pretenses in connection with a business enterprise said to pay 26 to 52 per cent dividends While awaiting actibn of the Iowa governor on the application for warded Saturday County Attorney Carl Hendrickson said the speed of extradition procedure was uncertain Huckins attorneys said they have not decided whether he will fight removal and the mailer is further complicaled by Ihe illness of Gov ernor Kohler of Wisconsin before whom hearings might be necessary Kohler is undergoing treatment Lit a Rochester Minn hospital County officials anticipating that George E Huckins son of Elmer and charged jointly on the false pre tenses count would not fight extra dition are awaiting word from phy sicans that his condition is such as to permit his traveling from Ex celsior Springs Mo where he is under surveillance while undergo ing treatment Fayette County Man Seeks ReElection to Railway Commission DES MOINES Dec 30 Charles Webster state railroad com missioner since Nov 7 1917 today announced his candidacy for renom ination on the republican ticket at the primary election next June Webster has served two full terms in the position since his appointment in 1017 by Governor Harding He has Ihrice served as chairman of the board and Ihis year was elected president of the National Associa tion of Railroad and Public Utili ties commissioners During the World war Webster served asmember of the state coun cil of defense and as federal fuel administrator for Iowa He Iesidas at Waucoma Fayette county in the homestead entered by his father from the government in 1857 Web ster has been in turn newspaper man station agent telegraph oper ator farmer and livestock j raiser and shipper of livestock grain pro duce and lumber He is head of a chain of lumber companies in Iowa and other states and has built tele phone lines and established tele phone exchanges He once promoted and established gas and electric companies in Arizona In 1908 Webster was a delegate lo the republican national conven tion und since has been active in republican politics DIVULGED DRY PLANS NEW GANG WAR OUTBREAK THOT TO BE NEARING Crooks Planned Extortion of Millions From La bor Unions Dec no of war in gangland had their echo today in the disclosure of widespread plots of preying rack eteers The Herald and Examiner said prolonged wire tapping by police had disclosed plots of racketeers to extort millions of dollars from la bor unions and business places The newspaper said one gang alone had 22 labor organizations on its j list Meanwhile gangland was said to he awaiting the release of Scar face Al Capone from a Philadel phia jail for the outbreak of a war of finality and supremacry with the MoranAiello clans Morans Thirst for llcvcngv Added thereto police said is the thirst for revenge that George Bugs Moran seeks for the mas sacre of seven of his men last St Valentines these slayings have been charged to Capone riv alry The recent conference here be tween Police Commissioner Grover A Whalen of New York and Com missioner William Russell of Chi cago is understood to have dwelt at length on gang racketeeringnml methods to wipe it out in the two cities The New York police commis sioner commenting on the activi ties of racketeers said there were oOOOO of them in New York alone while the bureau oC identification in Chicago classifies many thou sands as such in this cily Ju their prey on legitimate busi ness these rackets are said by Gordon Hosteller secretary of the Employers association to net f 136000000 a year Tivin Oily Alliance Commissioner Whalen ostensibly here for a study of traffic condi tions returned to New York yester day but before leaving is said to have pledged cooperation in form ing the twincity alliance agarasc crime The intercity gangland entwmc mcnt is a result of the slaying of Prankie Yale and Frank Marlowe New York and Brooklyn gang lead era This killing also is charged to Capone rivalry To perfect the twincity alliance expected to bring a solution to the YaleMarlowe killings and to other gangland activities of both cities Police Commissioner Russell has been invited by Commissions Whalen to visit New York This he expected to do Association to Meet SIOUX CITY Dec 30 Iowa Tuberculosis association will meet here Feb 27 and 28 In con nection with it will be sessions of the Iowa Heart association the Iowa Trudeau association nncl the Iowa Sanitorium association FORMERCONSUL GENERAL DIES Gen Bellows Nationally Known Banker One Time Iowa Resident Dies LOS ANGELES Dec 30 Gen Edward C Bellows 73 who served as consul general to Japan in the McKinley and Roosevelt ad ministrations after becoming a na tionally known banker is dead at his home here after a long illness Bellows gained prominence while in the banking business at New Hartford Iowa where he moved while young from his birthplace at Jancsville Wis He left Iowa to go to Washington and came here n 1905 after serving in the Washing ton legislature From 18J8 to 102i he was Cali fornia state corporalion commis sioner resigning lo become presi dent of the Pacific Securities corp oration Surviving are the widow a broth er William of Carroll Nebr and a nephew Lester R Bellows of Spen cer Iowa Press Photo Under Secretary Ogden L Mills who revealed plans for i unified border patrol and limi tation of the number ot Can adian ports of entry us a menus restrict smuggling liquors QSAGE STORE IS RAZED IN EARLY MORNING BLAZE Damages Amounting to Result From Fire I TOWN OFFICERS FOUND GUILTY ON RUM CHARGE Two Dozen Accused of Keeping Village Wide Open rOEUR DALENE Idaho Dec 30 residents of Mullan Idaho including the mayor city councilmcn and the sheriff of Shoshone county convicted on a charge of conspiracy to violate the federal prohibition law will appear in court here tomorrow to heat their sentences The two dozen de fendants were convicted last night after the jury deliberated more than 21 hours Five others were ac quitted Caught in a federal roundup which resulted in the arrest of more than 200 persons in the northern Idaho mining area the 29 persona were accused of helping to keep Mullan a wide open town The government charged that city and county officials licensed liquor dispensaries gambling places and disorderly houses using Ihe fees to pay expenses of the municipality To liaise Revenue City and county officials admit ted that since Mullan was and al ways had been a wide open town and because the city was fi nancially embarrassed a system of licensing business places had been adopted as a means of raising reve nue but asserted that the officials did not deliberately license a place to sell liquor Those convicted are R E Wenl ger sheriff of E ROMANCE ADVENTURK ACTION ON PAGE 10 OSAGE Dec amount ing to approximately resulted from a fire which broke out here early Sunday morning in the building occupied by the Fault less Grocery firm the Delta Print ing company and Dr R L Whitley The building which was owned by Mrs Whitley was insured for 95000 Properly owned by the Delta Printing company was insured at 517000 and the stock of the Fault less Grocery company was insured at about 50000 Origin of the blaze which was first discovered at about oclock is unknown It is believed to have started in a hallway in the building Efforts of the local fire company were augmented later in the morn ing by the arrival of the St Ansgar fire department Considerable dam age resulted in the Rexall drug store and the A and P Grocery store and the Daylight store base ments due to flooding lOWANHlfTN ARIZONA CRASH Iowa Falls Mans Auto Fig ures in ThreeWay Accident NOGALES Ariz Dec 30 Ernest Simmonds Oklahoma City was seriously Injured when an auto mobile he was driving1 crashed heal on into one driven by C Lambright of Iowa Falls Iowa 28 miles north of Here last pight Both cars were said to have been traveling at a high rate ot speed Witnesses said lhat was attempting to make u curve at 50 miles an hour when he lost con trol of his car which side swiped one driven by Walter Miller Tucson Ariz then raced on 100 yards fur ther before striking the Lambrieht car Lambrights ear went over a 20 foot embankment turning over twice LambrigJit suffered a broken rib and severe lacerations to hia face and hands The Oklahoma auto overturned but remained on the highway Sim monds was hurt badly but the ex tent of his injuries lias not been fully determined His companion whose name was not learned was also hurt A broken bottle alleged to have contained Mexican whisky was found near the car Sheriff H J Patlerson said a complaint chatRing Simmonds an1 his companion with reckless driving had been issued County Attorney Filbert Thinman said lie would re quest the arrest of the Oklahomnns al Tucson whore the three injured men were inkcn Charles Bloom Jiis deputy Arthui J Harwood mayor of JVTeftan and chairman of the city board of trus tees John Wheately diaries Ris Ittu Henry Foss and George Hus ton members of the board F O Welch chief of police Harcourt Morphy night patrolman Women Included Joseph Speck John Malloy Wil liam Coughlon Charles Ford Charles Anderson Waino Piclcer alnen Walter Johnson Mike Ken nedy Roy Appleton Mil Corel Gard ner Bertha Strom Babe Kelly Aggie West Mono McDonald and Herman Arbliss also were convict ed John Thompson Jimmfc Ryan s woman Anna Thornberg Regiiia Dalo and Gug Aro were acquitted Judge J Stanley Webster indicated that he did not intend to deal harsh ly with the women especially those who had been in jail for some weeks Senator Sackett of Kentucky Is Named Envoy to Germany WASHINGTON Dec 30 President Hoover intends to submit to the senate next Monday the nomination of Senator Frederic M Sackett of Kentucky as ambassador to Germany and the early resigna tion and departure of the senator for Berlin are expected Wea IOWA FORECAST Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday no decided change in tciiipemluro LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Warmest Sunday 48 Coldest in Night 30 At 8 A M Monday 35 Figures for like period endingat 8 oMock Sunday morning Warmest Saturday js Coldest in Night 21 Sunday was a day cut out for October and clearly delayed in tran sit The maximum of 48 degrees reached in the afternoon set a rec ord for the month being 3 degrees higher than the high mark of last Thursday afternoon Monday opened clear with wind from the south west ;