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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 31, 1928, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home r CITY DAILY TIMES FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV PER COPT A8BOCIATBP PRBBB WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 31 1928 UNITED PRB83 ANP INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL BBRVICH NO 71 BOLIVIA QUESTION MARK WILL ATTEMPT TO SETJECORD Hope Airplane Will Stay in Air for 300 Hours LOS ANGELES Dec 31 frooming ot the armys trlmotored Fokker airplane Question Mark was planned at the metropolitan airport hera today preliminary to its takeoff at 7 a tomorrow In an attempt to break the worlds refueling endur ance flight record of 60 hours 7 min utes Flying for the first time over the full course to be followed in the at tempt to stay aloft 300 hours or more the Question Mark yesterday moved to the scene ot the takeoff in a mile flight from Rockwell field at San Diego Two pilots and a mechanician mem bers of the crew of five which will he aboard the ship tomorrow morning Hans J Adamson an observer rep resenting Assistant Secretary of War Trubee Davidson and two newspaper men made the test flight during which the ship functioned perfectly Use 750 Gallons Daily Adamson announced enroute that the planes motors would consume ap proximately 750 gallons of gasoline dally during Its flight and said that the ships two attendant planes would deliver supplies food and messages three times dally Twice a day 300 gallons of gasoline will be taken on and once 150 will be supplied The ship will cruise at 70 miles an hour In the flight designed by tho r to teat of motor avlatorif In 6llgnt J2 The announced jallT for crew Includes serving meals p m and p and taking of sponge baths and excr There is ample room In the spacious cabin for tlie occupants to walk about and exercise rather freely Bunks are aboard for men when they aro off Catwalks have been fitted onthe ship for Staff Sergeant Roy W Hooe mechanician who will endeavor to repair minor motor trouble during the flight It will take more than one disabled motor to force the plane down The othor members of tlie crew are Jfajor Carl Spatz In command Capt Ira C Eaker Lieutenants H A Hal vorsonand Elwood R Qpesada pilots The crew Is under orders to continue the flight until the motors or men give out PROTOCOL Hammill Proposes Excise Tax on Near Beer Malt Will Rogers NEW YORK Dec our usual list of millionaires Js SUD theJr yearly optimistic Jftw Years statement please listen to the following statements by vho are not con nectea with Wall street Perclval Proud an actor Its absolutely the worst season our profession has ever wit tiessed and I see no chance Tor the James Swap sec ond hand car dealer You cant sell a sec ond handed car unless you take ROGERS in a third handed j Its a tough Jim Gosd view suburban real estate Thuy are building the houses up inateit of out so who wants any more Sam Wildcats farmer 1929 Just brings on 365 more days to pay interests to the people who are Yours WILL Copyright PHYSICIANS ARE DELEGATION TO OPPOSE MEASURE Resolution Would Change Amount of Duty Free Sugar to U S MAJLA Dee delegation ot Filipinos headed by Manuel Quezon president of the Philippine senate will be sent to Washington to oppose pas saga of the TImberlake resolution which would limit the amount of duty fres sugar exported from the Islands to the United Ths delegation formation of which was announced today also will oppose any other legislation before tho Amer ican congress which Is considered det rimental to the Philippines This action was decided upon at a conference attended by Quezon and Rafael Alunan secretary of agricul ture representing government Rafael Corpus representing the Phil ippine National bank and prominent sugar men The delegation will Alunan Wenceslao Trinidad president of the Philippine Sugar association Carlos Localn prominent planter and pos slbly others to be selected later They will make an effort to reach the United States before the present short session of congressends OVER MONARCH Continued Weakness of King Causing Anx iety T OXDON Dec 31 ex hauated condition In which King Georges prolonged illness has left him is presenting a difficult problem to his physicians which they frankly ac knowledge la this mornings official bulletin Five of the seven principal doctors who have been attending his majesty signed this mornings report which was more detailed than recently and altho ft recorded a rather disturbed night it announced some improvement In the kings appetite and that he Is holding his own as to general condi tion Today was one ot the coldest and most disagreeable of the winter but a considerable crowd was outside the jalace anxious to learn the news from the royal bedside There was general gratificafon that he king had had no setback and that the bulletin was not without satsifac tory features but public Is bound to continue while the patient re mains In the present state of extreme weakness In palace circles It was Indicated that the bulletin was not regarded In too satisfactory a light It was pointed out however that there was no def inite setback and that the doctors are satisfied with the way things are go ing except for the patients weakness There was an expression of hope fulness that Increased readiness of the take nourishment may help to remedy this condition which Is felt to be tho real crux of the whole situation at the present time Party at Plymouth PLYMOUTH Dec 4H clubgave a party at the high school gymnasium Friday night EARLY PAPER The New Years day GlobeOa zette will be printed earlier than usnnl so that employes of the va rious departments will have the full afternoon for ilielr observ ance of the occasion STAGE ALL SET FOR ELABORATE NEW YEARS EVE Enforcement Agents to Keep Eagle Eye on Celebrators BULLETIN DES MOINES Dec 31 Tlie now year will be ushered in amid zero and near zero tempera tures the government weather bureau said today Unsettled with snow was the forecast for tonight with tlio mercury dropping near tlio zero mark In the northern part of the state and about 10 above in the southern part Local snows in the eastern portion are flue Tues day when it will Ire still coltlcr except In the extreme north west portion MEW YORK Dec 31 A host whether in a Harlem night club or a smart midtown hotel was making elaborate preparations today for the entertainment of Father Knickerbocker and his guests New Years evej Cover charges In hotels night clubs restaurants and cabarets were high The increase In the fee charged for a seat a noisemaker and a bag ot confetti was greatest in the Harlem clubs It tho fad for white society oiks to section popular Harlem clubs were charges as high as socalled exclusive night clubs In the Broad Way district also asked for a seat but the hotels were content with a modest Fn re well for Waldorf The celebration at the Waldorf Astoria which will tax the famous louse to capacity will be something n the nature of a farewell party for another New Tears will see the hotel razed There was uneasiness among proprietors of certain clubs regard ug what if anything the police un der their new militant commissioner might or might not do Commissioner Whalen however an nounced no special policy for New Years eve To Watch Hotels Cafes CHICAGO Dec 31 Chi cagoans hip pocket tonight Is rea sonably safe from government Inspec tion but hotel and restaurant pro prietors will be held accountable for any Infraction of the1 dry lawa that New Years eve celebrants may com mit while their guests 13 C Yellowley federal prohibition administrator for this territory said he government agents would not go iround searching individuals We expect to concentrate on the cafes and cab TIIIIN TO PAGE 22 COLUMN 8 CRIME WORLD IS COMBED FOR TRIO Two Shot to Death Five Others Wouded During Gunfire CAMDEN N Dec 31 lice ot this city and Philadelphia to day searched underworld haunts for a trio of sunmen who armed with a mn chlne gun and a pump gun shot two men to death and wounded fiveothe persons two of them women The slayers believed to be Phlladsl phla gangsters seeking revenge for real or fancied wrongs poured more than 3AO shots Into two automobiles loaded with merrymakers on the Black Horse pike near here parly yes terdny morning and then sped away In a yellow rondster WELL WELL WELL IOWA FORECAST Unsettled Monday night with snow cold wave temperature zero In north portion zero to ten nbovc in south portion Tuesday partly cloudy to cloudy local snow In ex treme east portions colder except in extreme northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock a Monday Highest Sunday 35 Degrees Lowest in Night 21 Degrees At 8 A M Monday 30 Degrees For like period ending at oclock a m Sunday Highest Saturday 28 Degrees Jowest in Night 19 Degrees Balmy enough was tho weather ex perienced by North Iowa In its final days of the year Clouds obscured the sun Monday morning the wind was out of the northwest and In generi things looked as If a storm might be in tho making Would Avoid Increase in States Levy Executive to Make Recom mendation to Legislature Next Month DES JIO1NES Dec 31 An ex cise tax on near beer and malt beverages and an Increase In the in heritance tax rate are proposed by Governor Hammill to augment the revenue the state and make un necessary an Increase In the stale levy under the proposed state bicn ntrtl budget of Governor Hammill said today he would recommend to the legislature a near beer tax sufficient to raise a year and an inheritance tax rato Increase calculated to bring In annually In addition the governor proposes o place state penal Institutions on batter paying basis that would enable them to earn at least each btennlum There will bo no large treasury our plus to tide the state over the emer gency of an Increased budget without additional Increase In the state tax levy the governor said Surplus Two Years Ago Two years ago thero was a treasury surplus of several millions of dollars and tho low of 7 63 mills exclusive of soldier bonus bonds retirement mill age was fixed with a view of using up this surplus The recommended budget of 131 is more than that o the current blennium and would ne WAY IS PAVED TO END DISPUTE OF 2 COUNTRIES Slight Modifications Are Attached to Accep tance WASHINGTON Doc 31 BoltT Ian approval with slight modi licatlons of theproposed protocol for conciliation of its dispute with Para guay was announced today by the Ti legation legation said it TVRS not In IOWAN SLAYS WIFE AND SELF Des Moines Man Had Brood ed Over Marital Troubles Friends Claim DES MOINES Dec 31 Pruess ended his marital troubles with a gun yesterday shooting and killing his wife and fatally wounding him self A federal narcotic agent he was sued for divorce by his wife Lenom Prucss two monthsago She obtained an order restraining Pruess from visit Ing her and friends said he had brooded over their troubles The shooting took place In Pruess apartment where the wife had been brbt by her brother Two bullets struck her Pruess then fired a bullet into his head He died later Slayer of Prison Farm Worker Gives Self Up to Woman Mrs Stillmans Plane Off on NonStop Right ROOSEVELT FIELD N Dec 31 James A Stillmans monoplane North Star took off it p m to attempt a mile nonstop flight to France field Canal Zone The pilot Is Oliver Leboutllller and the Navigator Lewis A Yancey PBRTSHIRE Dec 31 Charley Shepherd Negro convict charged with the murder of J D Du val an employe of the state prison farm at Parchman and the kidnaping of his 18 year old daughter rfuiii surrendered today Shepherds brother works on the plantation of Miss Laura Mae Keeler and lie received word this morning hat the escaped convict was In a va cant house on the plantation and needed help and needed It right The message delivered by a Ne gro named Bill who alao worked on ho plantation The brother Informed Miss Keeler who got in communica tion with guard at Parchman and the brother was sent to see Shepherd After a time Miss Keeler went to tile uao and Shepherd surrendered to her ARREST CLEARS UP BURGLARIES Young Bandit Killed When He Fails to Obey Halt Order priICAGO Dec apartment house burglaries and ID au tomobile thefts had been cleared up today following tho arrest of two youthful bandits and the slaying ot third Police said Alexander Phillips 17 and Herman Plutla IS had confessor to the burglaries and auto thefts Their companion Fred Splady east Chicago was dead the victim of a de tectlves gun whon he Ignored a com mand to halt FIRE IN IOWA TOWN Three Store Buildings and Contents in Akron Destroyed AKRON Iowa Dec 31 es timated at was caused here last nlght when fire destroyed three stores and their contents Departments from Hawarden and Elk Point S helped fight the flames but a heavy wind hampereit their efforts The looses Akron variety store 000 T and K Grocery store and Carl W Nedts grocery POINCARETO STAYAT POST Chief Tasks Finished Pre mier Wanted to Quit Cabinet PARIS Dec 31 Poln care today frankly told his cabinet that he had accomplished his main tasks and was ready to resign because of present unrest But the cablntt persuaded him he had much to do particularly In regard to reparations and M Poincaro agreed to remain At the opening ot the cabinet ses sion Premlar Polncare told his col leagues that he had reorganized the Armistice Day ministry In order to In sure prompt adoption of the budget This had been done before the end of the year and as stabilization of money was assured he felt his was done Tho premier concluded by saylne that n view of the complex political situation he would present the cabi nets resignation to President Doum ergue Joseph Sturc Funeral Is Held at Plymouth PLYMOUTH Deo funera of Joseph Sturc was to be held Sun day at 2 p m at the Methodist church the Rev Galbreth officiating and A L Frederick directing Bur ial Is lo be mado In Oakwood ceme tery formed by Its government M to nature of the modifications desired only announcement It received was that the government of Bolivia has approved with Blight modification lljo draft protocol of conciliation of its dispute with As noon as tho Bolivian reply in full is received by the legation it will to it forwarded to Secretary Kellogg chairman of the PanAmerican arbitration conferencft and to Dr Victor Murutua of Peru chairman of the conference1 special committee on the BolivianParaguayan dispute Since already has Indicated its Indorsement of the same protocol also with slight modifications the special committee will to try and reconcile the proposed amendments Into a single document which will then become the actual protocol under whose the conciliation will effected Action by special committee hi delayed at present by ot Chairman Maurtua who developed cessitate a tax levy for the state y nMlB exclusive of l of bonda stl cement The lata Budget Director X rlpgue placed proposed budget at but the governor haa raised the figure by Of this sum about a quarter of million is for salary boosts at state educational Tho budget for state departments Is less than two ago but all deputies salaries are raised from to Million for Board The state board of control would re ceive about for ments and enlargements to buildings under the proposed budget No provision is made in the budget or tho a year allotment to he University of Iowa for a library under the unit plan and a five year program of for a gymnasium und for the state college A request for reinstatement of the It appropriation for a temple of justice at DCS Molnes also found 10 place in the budget pneumonia today Marble Rock Womans Sister Dies of Flu MARBLE HOCK Dec 31 Joseph Wlloth has received word that her sister in had died ot the flupneumonia TO EACH OF YOU most happy and prosperous New Year is the GlobeGazettes wish for every one of its readers Tribunal to Make Ruling on Road Bill Judge Bonner Declares Iowa Bond Proposal Is Con stitutional DES MOINES Bee 31 six year program for the improvement of Iowas primary roads authorized by the stnt9 bond act now awaits approval by the Iowa supreme court In a test case In district court here Judge W G Bonner declared the bond act constitutional Saturday Immediate appeal to tha supreme court was made since the law pro vides that bonds shall not bo Issued until the question of Its constitution ality has been settled May Call Full Bench Chief Justice B G Albert was ex pected to call the full bench ot the high court together Jan 12 to hear arRuments on tho appeal In my Judge Bonner noted on tlie order the act Is not open o attack on tho grounds urged and the defendants motion to dismiss Is sustained Plaintiffs This action indicated that Judge Bonner was satisfied that application of motor vehicle license fees and the gasoline tax to payment of bonds and Interest Is permissible under the Iowa constitution Decision on this point Is the prln clpal ono to be mado In the courts Judge Bonner announced when the case was submitted to him that he did not regard any other part of the controversy over the law as vital Ho risked both Attorney General and II II Stlpp who represented tho executive council to file brlcfa on this TURN TO PAGE 22 COLUMN 3 DECORAHMANIS KILLED IN CRASH Oliver Luien 22 Dies Near Cresco After Car Hits Trestle CRESCO Dec 22 Dccorah was Instantly killed five miles southeast of here Sunday night when tlio car he was driving crashed Into a trestle Lloyd Barphelma also of Decorah was seriously Injured and taken to a Dccorah hospital Norman Halvorsen the third member In the car and also of Decorah was In jail on a charge of Intoxica tion Well Known Eastern Society and Musical Leader Dies on Coast LA JOLLA Dec 31 inore Sherwood formerly of Toledo Ohio and Washington prominently known In musical and social n the cast died her home yesterday She had been In poor health for about alx months daughter of Brls Gen Isaac R Sherwood Civil war veteran ormer congressman from Ohio aha took up her residence with her father at Washington 17 years ago And fig ured as an Important member of hU lousehold until his death In 1925 Af ter an unsuccessful marriage she had resumed her chrlstaln name AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I blame Jims wife more than I She ought to of had more sense than to take in a female ;