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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 30, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North lotvas Edited for the Hothe E R HIS MEM a ART OfipT OF OK fi MOINES I A HOME 1IIAT MAKES ALL NOIITH IUWANS NEIUUBOKS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COVt ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 30 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 71 JACK GUZIK TO PAY PENALTY Power Jobs May Be Lost New Commission Too Handy at Fir ing Officials By CHAiRLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 30 Members of the new federal pow er commission three out of the five of them tried to work too fast Before risk ing a f u r o r against t h e m selves they should have I waited for the ce ment attaching them to their jobs to harden It may not hold now President Hoo ver having ap pointed the five the next step was for the senate to con firm them This with varying num bers of dissenting senators in three of their cases the senate did juat before adjourning for the holidays Thereupon Chairman George Otis Smith and Associate Commissioners Marcel Garsaud and Claude L Drapergot busy immediately and did the very thing that they might have known was surest to start a violent cry of protest It appears altogether to have es caped their notice that the senate can rescind their confirmations if some senator launches the move ment to that end as soon as congress reconvenes in January That the movement will be launched is cer tain How it will result is proble Tum to Page 6 Colnmn 4 REfUBLICANS RUN IN CHICAGO to File Aiainst Fear of Extra Session Remains Government Bogey Nomination CHICAGO Dec 30 Hale Thompson the cowboy maj or of Chicago seeking his fourth term was opposed by three candi dates for the republican mayoralty nomination today with the entrance into the race of Arthur FAlbert 32youngest member of the city council Albert a foe of Big Bill Thomp sons administration entered the contest following failure of party leaders opposed to Thompson to agree on a mutual candidate at an antiThompson meeting yester day The candidacy of Albert was sponsored by United States Senator Charles S Deneen Charles V Bai rett member of the county tax re view board was unsupported at the antiThompson conference Bernard W Snow chairman of the county committee said he would support Judge John H Lyle gang ster foe who recently announced his candidacy A proposal by members of the po litical faction headed by Fred Lun dln that Barrett Lyle and Albert all withdraw failed to draw a fav orable response and the meeting ad journed Norwegian Vessel and Crew of 24 Thot Lost OSLO Norway Dec 30 steamer Torefjell with a crew of 24 was believed here today to have been lost outside Egersund during a storm Saturday night Wreckage from the vessel which was of 2483 tons registry floated ashore AUNT HET By Robert Ouillc n CONGRESS MUST PASS 15 PIECES OF LEGISLATION 11 Appropriation Bills on Calendar for Eight Weeks Left WASHINGTON Dec 30 ministration leaders in the sen ate faced today the problemof get ting some 15 pieces of legislation thru the mill to prevent an extra session A scant eight weeks remain to congress after it gets back to the grind next Monday and if the dread bogey of an early meeting of the new congress is to belaid eleven ap propriation bills must be passed Four or more other measures either are viewed as essential or have heen advanced as the price of any cooperation or even absence of resistance from those senators who are not convinced on extra session would do Worry la in Speeches The worry of the leadership lay however in the direction of speeches Senator Watson the republican lead er groups the problem thus It is the censensus of most mem bers and of the entire business worldfso far as is ascertainable that an extra session is to be avoided except in case of extreme emergen emergency will not exist I believe if members vyill forego speeches on extraneous matters and confine debate to the problems con fronting us For one Senator Borah of Idaho a leader of the republican independ ents did not agree with him This talk about congress disturb ing business or that a session of con gress would be an unmixed evil is an effort to assign a patriotic ex cuse for going home or going to Europe he said I suggest they turn their salaries over to the hungry until they get No Supply Bills Passed Before the Chisrtmas recess the senate passed virtually nothing but Tarn to Tage 2 Colomn 1 HEADLESS BODY FOUND IN RUINS Corpse Thot That of Slain Storm Lake Womans Husband STORM LAKE Dec 30 decapitated body believed to be that of John Keifer 49 was found in the ruins of the burned buildings on the John Conley farm near here today The torso was charred and Cor oner U S Parish was unable to state positively whether the body was that of Keiferwho disappeared Monday night after his wife 35 had been shbt to death Keifer was a tenant on the farm Mrs Keifer was shot as she stood the living room of her home The shot came from outside the house her mother Mrs M D Eisenbuth of Nemaha said The mother and Lil lian Bell of Nemaha witnessed the shooting A gun with one barrel discharged was found leaning against one of the buildings A short time after the shooting the outbuildings on the farm were fired Coroner Parish said he would hold the inquest at a m tomorrow at the Buena Vista county court house TENNESSEE GUN FEUD INVADES INDIANA Leaders in Every Field Tell of High Hopes They Take With Them in 1931 AssactatedPrcssPtioto Sheriff Trlnkle above right and Town Marshal Elmer Gerald Salem Ind were wound ed by feudists gunfire when lour Gibson brothers invaded tho jail at Salem left seeking John and Cleos Splitlock prisoners Tho Gibson and SpurlocH families mnvcd to Indiana recently fromTennessee Silent Art Shires Pleads HOLLYWOOD Cal Deo 30 UP The Great Shires the former Washington Senator first baseman with double action vocal cords who almost made good in the fight racket and now is trying his luck in the talkies wants to be called Silent Arthur Arthur the Great talked his way into jail yesterday and spent 12 hours trying to talk his way out When released on bond last night pending trial on charges of drunkenness and of carrying con cealed weapons a pair of brass knuckles he said no more promis cuous talking for me I knew I talked a lot but I never thot Id talk myself Into this From now on call me Silent Arthur The ditsrict attorney refused to issue a felony complaint against Whataman contending he waa not an accomplished criminal and therefore did not come under the state Saw making a felony of carry ing concealed weapons The charge was reduced to misdemeanor After he made his speech in favor of silence Shires undertook to ex plain the brass knuckles I just carried them for the fun of it he said You know I dont need them When I hit them with my bare fist they go out cold Shires must appear tomorrow for trial Since he came to Hollywood Shires married Miss Elizabeth Greenbaum of Chicago Gossips cant ruin no bodys reputation unless its the kind that turns dark when its exposed to the light Carideo Will Coach at Purdue Next Fall HARTFORD Conn Dec 30 E Halpin manager of the 1930 Notre Dame football team last night announced that Frank Cari deo allAmerican quarterback of the Irish has agreed to coach foot ball at Purdue university next year Mason City to Clash With Decorah Quintet Mason Citys Mohawks are sched uled to meet Decorah in the fourth basketball encounter of the season at the high school gymnasium Tues day evening at 8 oclock A prelim inary game between the Park The ater team of Clear Lake and the Mohawk reserves will be started at 7 oclor1 Franco Born to Fly and Not to Be Caged Begins Belgian Exile ANTWERP Belgium Dec 30 Major Ramon Franco who in his own words was born to fly and could not stay up in a cage began another chapter in his saga of exile today Cheered by friends and admirers of his fruitless attempt to establish a republic in Spain the transAtlan tic aviator and his one time mech anic Pablo Rada arrived here aboard the steamer Thysville from Lisbon their first haven after th flight three weeks ago from Spain Long Career of Oldest Resident of Minnesota Ended by Death at 103 ALEXANDRIA Minn Dec 30 today had ended the lonj career of Mrs Kajsa Eng Minne sotas oldest resident whose formu la of good careful living and trus in God gave her a life of mor than 103 years Mrs Enghad live at the Bethany home here for th past 10 years She read without th aid of glasses and was active unt recently Her husband died in 1893 Suit Against Ford y Lake Mills Man ST PAUL Dec 30 patent nfringement suit involving a re uest for damages estimated as igh as against the Ford Jotor company was being heard in United States district court here to ay Eli F Cdlby Lake Mills Iowa rot the suit charging he invented a fan pulley used on all Ford cars rom 1920 until the old model T vas abolished about two years ago Colby claims his invention embodied wo new blades and an oil reservoir In 1919 Colby charges he showed his invention to Ford engineers who aid they were not interested but in 1920 the fan pulleys on Ford cars embodied the oil reservoir feature He had no patent at the time he aid but obtained one in 1922 Resides on Farm LAKE MILLS Dec F Colby plaintiff in a suit for dam ages estimated as high as against the Ford Motor company was in United States district court tolby lives on a farm one mile west of Lake Mills and is 30 years of age The suit against the Ford Motor company was started about a year and a half ago Colby who is the son of Dr J E Colby has invented several devices He and hia brother had an office n Chicago for a time when they landlel equipment he had patented tor use in jce cream shipments mm WAY TO GAS VICTIMS Nervous Barking Could Not Be Stilled Boys Found in Old Mine PITTSBURGH Fa Dec 30 I A shaggy dog whose nervous bark ing and whining could not be stilled led n man into an abandoned mine in the south hills last night anc there five boys were found victims of gas Today white crepe symbols re placed holly wreaths at the homes of Steve Folka 16 Andrew Novak 16 John Voglick 14 Walter Kuba la 15 and Joseph Kaslcik 17 The boys went into the mine t gather coal for their families Sev oral of them carried candles Abou three quarters of a mile in they be gan todrop The dog constant companion o the Vogick boy returned honr alone When it could not be quieter the boys father followed the dog to the pit United States bureau of mine men police and firemen worked fo hours in an effort to revive the boys One waa dead when he was bro from the mine The others died in a hospital Consolidation Plan Formed WASHINGTON Dec 30 Agreement of eastern railroads on a consolidation into four independent systems was announced today by President Hoover The president had asked the rail road chiefs to map out the consoli dation Only one minor point remains to be worked out in the gigantic con solidation scheme That has been left to arbitration The railroads are the Pennsyl vania the New York Central the Baltimore and Ohio and the Nickel late systems Contribute Employment The WabashSeaboard system irovided for under the interstate lommerce commissions plan Issued aat December would be abandoned President Hoover understands lan provides for the protection of jmployes and of local communities and fulfills the intent of congress as ixpressed in the transportation act of 1B20 The consolidation program must be submitted to the interstate com merce commission for approval The president said he believed the lan will contribute to opportunities or employment in the present de jression and also increase the sta jility of the railroads themselves Boundaries Marked The interstate commerce commis sion a year ago laid out a plan look ng to the development of five great irunk lines but objections to the fifth trunk line caused disagree ment among railroad leaders The new plan provides for the Virginian railway on the south and the New York Central on the north as the boundary roads in the move ment The interstate commerce commis sion the president said has no pow er to force consolidations but under the transportation act of 1920 has the power to approve such a move Boxers Flyers and Preachers Answer Questions By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS High hopes greet 1931 The wish for prosperity takes recedent among leaders of Ameri an thot and activity and the aspir ttions of specialists dovetail into he program The question What is your great est hope for 1931 The answers Newton D Baker former secre tary of we Americans may be able to find some way to adjust ourselves to the industrial I civilization of which we are a part which would prevent the tragedy of recurring depressions Capt Frank Hawks speed Id like to see all air transport and mail schedules speeded up to at least 150 miles an hour cruising speed Speed Confidence Will H Hays president of tha motion picture producers and dis the motion picture screen in 1931 thru its mission of entertainment and education to the millions may speed renewed confi dence ia the great future of our country and the prosperity which must reward genuine achievement JSeneJTtinney retired solutions will be found for the economic and political problems confronting the world from the shores of the Adri atic thru the Balkans to Germany France and England and that the supreme court will act wisely on the decision of Federal Judge Clark in New Jersey Immediate removal of the eighteenth amendment I be lieve would bring about an immedi ate revival of trade Demand Rights H L Mencken editor and That it will see a definite break in the politicoecclesiastical tyranny thathas oppressed and disgraced the United States since the war and that the American people will demand once more the strict ob servance of the bill of rights Ben B Lindsey former Denver juvenile court hope for the success of the campaign to abolish divorce courts and substitute for them a commission of experts two from the medical and one from the legal profession to hear all domes tic discords and after an effort of Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD just got two more days now patriots to sell your stock and charge It off on your in come tax and then buy it back Friday Too bad the old farmer or salaried man hasnt got any out like that We ought to have a stock exchange for land and houses and lots so we could run em up and down For no reason at all like you can wheat and corn and everything else Get up in the morning look at the paper see what your vacant lot is worth sell it and charge it off then buy it back Yours WILL ROGERS 100 South Dakotans Hunt for Large Ape MITCHELL S Dak Dec 30 UP by Sheriff John Green of Hutchinson county 100 men armed with guns and clubs were making an intensive search near Dimock today for what farmers said was a large ape Motion For ReTrial of Shepard Is Filed TOPEKA Kans Dec 30 Motions for a new trial and arrest of judgment were filed today in be half of Maj Charles A Sheparcl army medical corps officer con victed of the poison murder of bis second wife at Fort Riley Kans in June 1020 Turn to Pace 2 Column SAVAGEREBELS BATTLE BRITISH Burmese Fight on in Face of Machine Guns in Crazed Desperation RANGOON Burma Dec 30 Savage rebels of the rice swamps and jungle met British soldiers in a fierce battle thru the Tharawaddy forest today melting into the woods under a withering machine gun fire but fighting on in the crazed brav ery of desperation Fragmentary reports from the jungle fastnesses where the men of the jungle clad in picturesque uni forms which look like blue pajamas had barricaded themselves indicated that the insurgents had lost between 50 and 100 men with many more wounded No casualties were re ported by the government forces The Britisii were said to have sur rounded the rebels in a wild hilly region where there ia little food and less water Presumably the enemy was making its last stand under the mysterious master mind who is believed to have directed the raids which have terrorized the country side for two weeks Shwekytlon a Burmese name translated as the golden crow is said by some of the rebels captured in the Tharawaddy district 70 miles north of here to be the mysterious leader who has directed their op erations His object It Is said is to make himself king of Burma Joffre Still Clings to Life No Hope Held for Recovery PARIS Dec 30 frea astounding vitality reas sorted itself this afternoon as h clung to life but his doctors sti despaired of his recovery Tho evening bulletin read Breathing is regular pulse is sound and there is a slight improvement over last night Late yesterday the marshal lapsed into coma and his physicians believed that wliat before had been a matter of hours had become matter of minutes Given Nourishment Shortly before midnigtit they noticed a tinge of pink suffuse waxy features His labored breath ing became more regular and his white head turned on his pillow The physicians Leriche Boulin and Fontaine and his brother Fer dinand bent over him How do you feel Marshal asked Dr Leriche Faintly came the answer not so bad With infinite precaution they sup ported him and managed to admin ister the nourishment which for Turn to Tncc 2 Colnmn GANGSTER GIVEN 5 YEAR TERM IN FEDERAL PRISON apone Aide Convicted of Evading Income Tax Payments Dec 30 Guzilc business manager for lapone liquor ana vice syndicato vas sentenced to five years in Leav penitentiary and fined 500 by Federal Judge Charles E Voodward today for evading income ax payments The judge overruled a motion for a new trial Guzik was found guilty on the in come tax charges No 19 by a jury n Judge Woodwards court which debated the verdict for nearly ssv cn hours The jury held him guilty of willful attempts to evade and de feat income tax payments for the years 1927 1928 and 1920 Hies Was Witness The total amount of the evasions was fixed in the governments charges at based on the al leged income of more than 000 during that three year perind The evidence presented at the trial related only to Guziks gam bling actvities and did not touch on the liquor traffic Fred Riea whri served as cashier for a halt dozen or the CaponcGusik gambling houses in Cicero was the governments principal witness He testified the gambling houses made sn Etverage net profit of 3 Guzik was iccently scquiftf1 municipal court of charges of va g raucy Convictcil Similarly The maximum penalty possible on the income tax conviction vas five years and a flOOOO fine for each of the three years Ralph Capune another executive in the syndicate was convicted of similar charges several months ago sentenced to three yetirs in prison and fined 510000 He is at liberty on bond pending an appeal Frank Nitti known as the en forcer in the Capone gang pleaded guilty to evading income tax pay ments ancf was sentenced Ho 18 months and fined 10000 only 10 days ago Markets at a Glance Two Leave for California ROCKFORD Dec and Mrs Leonard Knoop have gone to California to spend the winter L M Merefield is caring for the farm in their absence Woman Former J P Sentenced to Prison GALESBURG 111 Dec 30 Helen M Carr 32 year old former justice of the peace and her uncle Dave Farreil 49 were sentenced to day to from one to 20 years in the Jolict prison for extortion Friends All Over World Mark Kipling Birthday BURWASH Sussex Dec 30 of greeting and con gratulation poured in today from all over the world to the beautiful Tu dor house where Rudyard Kipling makes his home the occasion being the famous authors sixtyfifth birthday NEW YORK railroads buoy ant on consolidation agreement railroad issues ral ly utilities improve Foreign sterl ing saga trade buying lower offerings from Brazil CHICAGO firmness WinnipeR improved cash mar kets H Wea Steeves Address on Program of Annual Baptist Conference DES MOINES Dec 30 second address by the Rev Warren L Steeves of Waterloo was on the program today of the annual con ference of Baptist ministers of Iowa The Rev C E Hlllls of Oel wein is president of the organiza tion In his speech last night the Rev Mr Steeves cited the prophetic ele ment in the Bible to prove its truth History was both prophesied and truthfully portrayed in the Bible he said IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night and Wed nesday but increasing cloudi ness not so cold Tuesday night nml n east and south central portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 2G Above Minimum In Night S Above At 8 A M Tuesday 4 Above Would you believe this Monday nights temperature was the lowest recorded in Mason City since the first night of the month And it was only 3 above zero Tuesday dawned clear and the mercury was moving slowly up the column in spite of a chilly northwest wind ;