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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 1, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDIT 4 PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBBUARY 1 1930 UNITEP PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPJLBMENTAI SERVICE H NO 99 Howards Humor Stewart Illustrates Wfyimsies of Con By CHARtES P STEWART A S HIN G T O N Feb I Congressman Ed gar Howard of Nebraska has a streak of cynical humor in him A streak at least a loot wide Nobody would believe it from his looks Folk in the house of repre sentatives gal lery are fooled by his quips right along he utters them so lugubri ously It seemg impossible for anyone to josh from within his exterior The Nebrashan began as a Quak er In appearance he still is acarica ture of one tho he seceded from the Friends society long ago It was too prim for him He wears his hair in a longish tob flappybrimmed somber black slouch hat of the Pilgrim Fathers model an ampleskirted Prince Al bert coat evidently cut by a tailor Who must have gone to his reward about the period of Rutherford B Hayes administration V Cornhiisker statesman is pretty old for another thing He does not teir exactly how old He Was born before the Civil war any way He admits it Old enough to have 6utlived frivblity one would ithink at all events 1 His face is seamed and lined fu siieral as an undertakers til His manner is unctuous thats the vjword He likes to recite poetry of the my he does kdapt itto the funniest occasions voice is a deep pulpit bass ry lObs with solemnity The heck ia it throbs moat when the sloiri is using it to makea jest matter lin Representative Howard is a coun iry newspaper editorand a cracking od one Let nobody imagine fhat s description is meant to be un yVomulimentary to him either It will iplease him If eccentric It simply is jg he feels like it Underneath nit all he is one of the ablest men to Pago 8 Column 1 fiCROWD BEATS j NEGRO TO DEATH I Mob Overpowers Sheriff and Takes Captive to Scene of Crime OCILLA Ga Feb 1 Irvine a Negro accused of attack ing and killing a 14 year old white j girl yesterday was beaten to death j and his body burned about 10 miles from here today by a crowd of sev eral hundred persons who had taken him by force from Sheriff W E Ty ler of InVin county i Irvine was captured at Mystic 1 f Ga after an all night man hunt by Sheriff Tyler and his deputies j Bringing the Negro to jail here 1 f the sheriff was accosted bya crowd iff in the center of Ocilla The crowd overpowered tlie sheriff he said in itU a struggle in which he was injured 37 I slightly I The Negro then was taken to the where the body of the girl daughter of a prominent farmer was found late yesterday The iH lynching occurred there Sheriff Tyler said the Negro con M fessed the crime to him upon his capture AUNT HEX By Eobert Quillen bue May likes to brag about her aim parlor since they got rich but I knowed her folks when the only names they knowecl was cook room an front room URGED AS DRY HEAD Iowa Expected to Be Reinstated Into Conference MEETING OF BIG TEN GROUP WILL PUT U OF I BACK Action to Be Taken at Secret Session in Chicago Feb 1 forgiven for itsathletic sins for which it was cast out of the Westr em conference last May the Uni versity of Iowa today expected again to bo a member in good standing by nightfall The action necessary to restore Iowa to its former place in the or ganization and again to make the latter theBig Ten was set for to day by the faculty committee on athletics of the conference The sentiment of the members of the committee was that Iowa by declaring 29 athletes inel igible and otherwise policing its athletic department had lived down the charges of subsidizing and proselyting of its stars and was ready for readmittance The fact that the North Central Associatioa of Colleges of which Iowa is a member hadplanned an investigation of its own intp Iowas athletic conduct also was a factor The conference schools appeared to feel that the Hawkeye institution should be spared the additional humiliation of having an f outside group delve into its affairs Investigation Not lakeljv President Harry M Gage of Coe college Iowa chairman of the North Central Association Athletic committee last night said that the proposed investigation at Iowa City would not be likely if the confer ence committee voted to invite Iowa to return Mtembers of theconference com mittee had little to say concerning the meetingtoday but it was known that Prof Thomas E French of OhioState university chairman of the conference eligibility committee which another look around at Iowa several weeks ago had pre pared his repbrtand had sent it to Prof William Marshall of Purdue secretary of the faculty committee The meeting today was to be a se cret affair Should it be readmitted Iowa will not immediately reap benefit in athletics Schedulesfor all major sports for 1930 have been com pleted by other members of the con ference leaving the Hawkeyes only the annual indoor and outdoor track and field championships as oppor tunities for soon renewing active relationship No Iowa Representative IOWACITY Feb 1 faculty representatives of other western conference schools gath Tuvn to Page 8 Column 3 IOWA VETERANS VISIT ARLINGTON Hawkeye Delegation on Pik gnmage to Toijib of Un known Soldier By KADFORD E Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Feb Iowa delegation of war veterans was lead to the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington today by Sena tor Daniel Steck and Congressman G N Haugen of 58 such pilgrimages of American Legion de partments to Hie famous shrine Others in the delegation included Representatives Swanson Cole Campbell and Roy H Ran kin secretary to Senator Brookhart who was unable to be present Col C B Robbins former assist ant secretary of war and a native lowan was also a memberof the party The pilgrimage was the first of those ordered last year by all de partments of the Legion Makes Debate Team GARNER Feb Frances Livermore student in the school of expression in Northwestern unlver sity is one of six chosen for the de bating team While attending high school here Frances won first place in the dramatic class She is the only daughter Mr and Mrs Frank LIvcrmorc MAY FIGURE IN CHANGE Brig Gen Smedley Butler famous marine left who has been suggested by Senator Brookhart of Iowa to take tho place of Jumes M Doran federal prohibition enforcement officer who is reported as about to resign Doran Is shown at the right Judge Sentences Slayer of Iowa Man to Scaffold Des Moines TIME AJ HAND FOR ACTUAL CUT INNAVAL POWER Clearing Away Under brush Is About Completed By BYRON PRICE Associated Press Staff Writer T ONDON Feb 1 two weeks of cautious exploration thru a thicket of generalities the five power conference stood today in thepresence of its first challenge of concrete reality The time has come those intimate ly associated with the parley held when someone soon must begin to talk in igures What Col Henry L Stimson American delegation head has called clearingaway the under brush is about complete The delegations have about talked themselves out in lofty phraseand idealistic appeal these observers commented and now the ax isto be laid in earnest to cutting away and limiting the growth of sea armaments Not Ready for Proposals It is true the conference is not yet ready to hear proposals as to how many ships can be scrapped or to how many must be built Probably none but the principal delegates were concerning themselves at all with such advanced statistics as they took a weekend respite today and left conference activities vir tually at a standstill They may not even reach for some timo the question of algebraic ratios vas between greater and lesser naviesBut they understand fully Turn to Pnge 8 Column 3 Physician Free on Bonds Pending Trial on WATERLOO Feb 1 G W Appleby 68 who officers said sympathized with drug addicts be cause his iate wife was 6ne of them today was free on bond while awaiting trial on a charge of illegal sale of narcotics He waived pre liminary hearing before U S Com missioner J E Dempster yesterday HC Higbee of Webster City fed cral narcotic inspector who signed Information jalnst Appleby de clared that during the last six months Appleby was one of the largest buyers of narcotics among physicians in the nilddlewest Longer skirts at least provide work for the girls who make alter ations to please the Portland Express Mist Hang for DES MOINES Feb 1 Fred A Woodmansee Des Moines dentist formerly of Burlington convicted Jan24 of first degree murder in connection with the slaying of William F Knap trunk manufacturer was sentenced by Judge L L Thompson in districl court here today to be hanged April 17 1931 This is the first death sentence to be imposed in Iowa for murder in several years Dr Woodmansee will appeal his case to the Iowa supreme court his attorney Harry B Grund an nounced Sheriff Park A Findley an nounced he would take the prisoner to Fort Madison late today where the dentist will remain in death row until the time of execution Before sentence was imposed Judge Thompson denied a motion for new trial Eighteen reasons for new trial were cited in the motion Among these was the claim that the jury which convicted Dr Wood mansee was taken to a theater one night to witness a picture whicl with murder and hanging This Attorney Grund said was prejudicial to his clients cause BRITJSHBOAT TAKEN BY II S Powerboat Suspected of De livering Rum on Cali fornia Coast SAN PEDRO Cal Feb 1 Three Canadian seamen and thei 45 foot powerboat the Northern Ex change were held here today bj coastguard authorities on suspicion of violating the United States liquo laws Coastguardsmen of the pntro boat Morris operating out of Oak land Cal boarded the Northern Ex change yesterday when she swung within the 12 mile limit off San Nicholas island 70 miles north o here They said the crew offered n resistance and reported the craf was operating without papers ant was carrying half a case of whiskj and two sacks of beer Capt James Percy Tait Enginee Thomas Hansen and Ronald MoWil Hams a deckhand denied that th Northern Exchange was engaged in liquor traffic Captain Tait said th craft was bound from Vancouver British Columbia to Ensenda Mex ico where it would enter the fish ing trade The power boat was towed hen by the Morris and turned over t the local for in vcstigation Local officers said the were informed the Northern Ex change had delivered a cargo o liquor to the Californiacoast However observes Arthur Ens bane wo have plenty of gold left What do you mean Telegraph Four Bandits Supply Food to 6 Victims CHICAGO Feb 1 fel ows with pistols entertained last night at an informal robbery Guests ncluded the manager of the Edge water laundry the bookkeeper and drivers Refreshments were ierved and as good a time as could be expected was had by all The robbers found only the book keeper and the four drivers at the laundry offices when they first ar rived None of the employes knew the combinationof the safe and It contained all the money in the place The bookkeeper Miss Mildred Eturm said the only one who knew the combination was the manager Fred Klein who had gone home She said she did not know his ad dress Never mind said the robber chief well look it up Youfolks just sit down and make yourself comfy while two of my boys get Mr Klein Leaving the employes under guard two of the men went to Kleins home and at the point of a pistol compelled him to enter their automobile On the way back to the laundry one of the robbers ex pressed the opinion that the em ployes doubtless were hungry as it was past dinner time The car was stopped at a restaurant whereone ofthe men bought two gallons of coffee and 24 sandwiches Before doing anything about the safe the bandits produced thi FORTS SPEECH IS NO HINT OF HOOVERS IDEAS Congressman Upholds Home Brewing m Address By RICHARD TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Feb 1 ties of friendship and politics ink President Hoover and Repre sentative Fort of New Jersey close y but the latters expressed views n prohibition are not to be regarded as reflecting those of the chief ex cutive Both Mr Fort and the white louse made this clear after the house member had delivered an ad dress upholding home brewing for lome consumption as a privilege that is and should be permitted by the Volstead law He called for the abolishment of certain of the evils of prohibit tion and asserted that the Eight eenh amendment is in the constitu tion stay because the people of the nation want it there Are Warm Friends In addition Fort asked for a calm reasoned consideration of the prohibition problem and advised temperance workers to Ueave fprcement to the officers ate Afterward at the pointof a gun Klein opened the safe which yielded Not much but it will suffice1 said the robber chief Well well be saying toodleoo Dont call the cops too soon Give us a fairstart Ant here he produced a bill which he handed to Klein this will buy cigars for the men and candy foi the lady The quartet pocketed their guns tipped their hats and drove away 13 Convicts Make Break for Freedom CANON CITY ColoFeb 1 UP convicts attempted to escape from the Colorado peniten tiary today during a fire that broke out in cell house No 4 Danny Reardon a guard who is said to have the enmity of much of the prison population because of his efforts in quelling the riot of Oct 3 1929 in which 13 guards and convicts were killed was reported to be dyingfrom wounds received at the hands of the convicts He was stabbed The flames had made consider able headway when the fire fight ing force arrived Shortly after wa ter was turned into the carpenter shop flames began from a tailor shop adjoining cell block No 4 Three times since last Octobers riot fire has been started in the carpenter shop Convicts have open ly threatened to burn up the whole place unless Warden Crawford dis charged William Green deputy warden Crawford has refused to consider the request and fire is believed to have been an ef fort to force Greens dismissal b violence At a m Warden Crawford eaiS that he believed the fire was under control A number of the convicts aided in fighting the blaze Crawford said he had not deter mined how the fire started but an investigation would be made a once Asked if it was of incendiarj origin the warden said it migh be President Emeritus of Brown University Deac PROVIDENCE R I Feb 1 For 30 years president of Brown university William Herbert Perr Faimce 71 president emeritus die at his home yesterday Bronchia pneumonia and a heart weaknes brot to an end a career of nearly 5 years since student days given t the Baptist ministry and higher edu cation He was succeedd in th Brown presidency last June by br Clarence August Barbour grant they followed before the dry laws became effective Politically the president and Representative Fort have been closely associated They are known to be warm personal friends The New Jersey representative was in charge of the campaign which led Turn io Piige 8 Column I GANGLAND PUTS END TO TIPSTER Undercover Man for States Attorney in Chicago Slain by 2 Men CHICAGO Feb 1 gang sters revenge upon the squawkev was meted out today to Julius Ros enheim 45 exgambler and tipster Two assassins stepped from their automobile on a street corner today called to Rosenheim and drawing revolvers sent six bullets into his head and body Six weeks ago Rosenheim walked into the states attorneys office He was on the in of vice and gam bling in Chicago he said He of fered to tell what he knew The states attorneys listened but were skeptical They ordered him to go out and bring in some of the principals Rosenheim never came back Police said his death today was the penalty for his doublecrossing of underworld foes and his under cover work as tipster by FRANK L PACKARD An inside story ol gang war and romance in the modern slyie READ IT IN THE GlobeGazette Starts Monday i Fc brna ry Will Rogers SS ILE DE FRANCE Feb 1 sentenced to the dis agreement conference for dura tion of its existence but I got time off for good behavior and am now out here on the ocean on the great French boat the SS He De France Not only cant speak French but cant even pronounce the name of the WILL ROGEKS boat Going to be a lot of guess ing games on when I feel well enough to go into the dining room which hasnt been yet Me and this ocean jugt dont get along thats all there1 is to Next years disarmament con ference has got to be held in Claremore Our team at the con ference looked awful good They had been holding skull practice among1 themselves every day They are working iip a lot of defensive plays among them to offset the trick plays of some of those other teams Stimson is about the best choice we could have made unless we could have got Knute Rockne to go Good night I got to lay down Yours WILL ROGERS IQWAN BELIEVES MARINE SHOULD GET DORAN JOB Brookhart Says Fighting General Shoots to the Mark WASHINGTON Feb 1 Gen Smcdley Butler stormy petrel of the marine corps was pro posed for prohibition commissioner today by Senator Smith W Brook hart Iowa dry Senator Bruokluirt said put Smedley Butler in charge and put another Smedley Butler under hJni for New York because he is genuine and shoots to the mark The lowan in discussing his cam paign hibition violators revealed that he is receiving considerable additional information about dry law violation in private clubs in the large cities as a result of his statement to the rinate this week about real gin cocktails in the Century club of New York Start in at the top commented Brookhart in a discussion off the floor Cleanup high society first Clean up personnel too Smedley Butler would have cleaned up in Philadelphia when he was police chief there if they hadnt stopped him and forced him out PARAS S GUILTY OF THIRD LIQUOR CHARGE Faces Six Year Term in State Penitentiary as Result CHRIS Paras was found guilty of a third violation of the Iowa liquor laws on two counts by a jury which returned a verdict shortly be fore 5 oclock Friday afternoon aft er having deliberated for more than five hours The jury found the defendant guilty both on the count of posses sion and of maintaining a liquor nuisance third offense The state law provides that a third offense violation of the liquor law is a felony and prescribes three years in the state penitentiary as the punish ment The sentence on each count of which he was found guilty mayrun concurrently or successively de pending on the discretion of the judge Judge Joseph J Clark who pre sided at the hearing gave the de fendant attorney W G Henke Charles City 15days in which to file a motion for a new trial before sentence is pronounced Identity Questioned The question of the identity of the defendant and other factors in Turn n Page BColumn ADAMS COUNTY VOTES PAVING Interstate Highway U S No 34 Will Be Hard Surfaced CORNING Feb 1 S 34 ilterstate highway traversing owa flom Burlington to Council Blurts will be paved during 1930 This became a certainty yester day when Adams county followed the lead of Union and Mills coun ties and approved a primary road bond issue to provide funds for completing portions of the road now unpaved Adams passed a issue by a 1298 to 892 vote Union had passed a issue Tues day arid Mills a 5375000 issue Thursday It is only these three counties and in Clark ami Montgomery that U S 34 at present is unpaved A contract has been let to finisli the road in Clark county from Osceola to the Union county line while Montgomery long ago passed the bond issue necessary to pave the remaining dirt stretch within its borders Nels Jensen 38 Receives Fractured Skull While Loading Calf EAGLE GROVE Feb frac tured skull received when he was thrown from the box of a sled while attempting to load a calf prepara tory to taking it to town proved fatal for Nels Jensen 38 the father of three children here this morn ing Mr Jensen died shortly after the accident which happened on his farm three miles northeast of here He is a native of Denmark and has been in the United States since 1916 The body is now lying in a local undertaking parlor No arrange ments have been announced con cerning the funeral IOWA WEATHER Mostly fuir Saturday nighf somewhat warmer In west and north portions Sunday increas ing cloudiness followed by ruin or in cnst portions Some what in west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Saturday Maximum Friday 22 Above minimum in Night 7 Above At 8 A M Saturday 8 Above Trnco of Snow It can be said that February came in like a lamb at least in comparison with the kind of weath er that January brot The snow which began to fall somewhat be fore midnight Friday night was shortlived there being no more than a trace Saturday morning in the GlobeGazetto precipitation gauge WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the weefc be ginning Monday Feb 3 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Unsettled most of week in north portions with occasional snows mostly fair in south portions except one br two periods of precipitation in southeast portion temperature mostly above normal except near roral at times in northeast portion XA ;