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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home IV I VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 3 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 100 OPENING INSTALLMENT FRANK L PACKARD CHAPTER 1 KING OF GANGDOM Ti called itself the Gondola restaurant HeaVen knew why There were Tiilld un TtWiIhl and certainlv there were no gondolas outside on ZodVn i f1m thS Were verclean but the food was mod ways popular semiprivate stalls along the walls were al thoTSoWhaUrant di a thrivinSBusiness It had an air about itas tho something were always just about to happen Was alvfys to Enid Howard She had beer tonteh HnvvS a limes late supPfir and aloneas tastfnce there had been exceptions to thatPhil Martin for Joe Caprilto the suave little Venetian proprietor with whom Enid had become qute friendly had told her Signor Martin had been almost a at the hour She had just finished her supper her coffee remained She glanced at her wrist watch Half past eleven Quite beyond the usual hour Her eyes roved around the room The center tables were fairlv well filled as were the stalls on the opposite side of theroom The hum of voices was quite distinct There were some lawabidjng persona here of one could pick them out i reverted to Phil Mar tin He hadpointed out more than one unsavory character in the Gon dola To her query as to how he knew these people his answer had been a newspa per man on the HeraldStar It was a somewhat strange and unusual friendship that existed be tween them It was only a week since they had first met by chance in the Gondola Since then they had had supper together in the Gondola three times tho never by appointment But it was part of the bargain by which they continued their acquaintance ship that she paid her own check and went horns unaccompanied She had come to New York from Winnipeg determined to make her rown way now that her parents Xfere dead She was a writing a on East Side life and Martin well of information She had ned so much from him and real ly looked forward to1 their meet ings Apparently Enid thot as she paid her bill this was not to be their night She was almost on the point of rising when the opened and she saw the person of her thots My lucks holding today all Miss Howard he said by way of greeting I was afraid J was too late and that you would have you had been here at all I was just going she replied with a smile Please dont he pleaded Net for a few minutes anyhow Ill just order a bite and then Ill tell you something worth while Im affaiu T cant let you use it in your book but I think youll be interested This is pure bribery Enid How ard asserted but there was laugh ter in her brown eyes Martin beckoned to a waiter She watched the reporter as he studied the menu He was not handsome she had decided that long ago but he was undeniably good looking in a wholesome rugged steady gray eyes square chin broad shoulders on a tall strong frame She liked the way he dressed Conversation was desultory until Turn fo Pngo 8 Column 11 Jirect Negotiation Plan Is Favored at Conference Decisions Wpnt Be Entrusted to Parley Committees BULLETIN LONDON Feb 3 cations Uiat the American del igution feels a counter pro posal to tho French so culled transact on al tonnage plan may ultimately lie laid heforu the naval conference weregiv en by Hugh n Wilson at a press conference today T ONDON Feb 3 Determina tion of the naval conference chiefs to keep important decisions in their own hands and not trust them to committees became increasingly ap parent today as the five power naval conference turned toward first con sideration of the Concrete terms of naval limitation It was disclosed that what little remained of the special agenda com mittee created last week it is to be pushed still further into the back ground One official said the com mittee might meet sometime might even make a report eventually but it would be merely a matter of form and its work would be without real value Use Direct System This means that the method of direct negotiations between the del Agates a method favored by the Americans from the first has be come a reality The feeling at Wash ington has been that the committee system that is taking of important Turn io Page 8 Column 2 A U N T HEX By Robert Quillen None o my folks ever had their tonsils cut except once when Cousin Henry was eatin with a sharp case knife an little Jane joggeri his elbow Gangsters Get Their 4th Victim Feb 3 gangs are getting their eyes on the gun sights again Four victims in less than a week with Joe Cada The Duke the latest Cadas killing was another ot those ride affairs with Cada being Bis own chauffeur and his own machine being his death car The busy uptown section with its night clubs still ablaze tho the hour was the dawn of a Sabbath day was the murder scene Noise prowned Shots The roar of an elevated train rumbling over tho trestle across Broadway served to drown the staccato of the assassins shots A milkman saw the Cada car slide to a halt near an L support and two men get out but he heard no shots The milkmanbelieved there had been an accident and that the two men had gone for help They walked leisurely however until they reached a cross street down ivhich they disappeared The slayers must have been friends of the man they killed which is the only police can explain their presence in the car One sat in back the other beside Cada in front The position of the body and the appearance of ihe bullet wounds indicated that tne man at Cadas side pressed a gun against The Dudes head and fired the man behind also leaning forward and firing Was Racketeer In some respects the manner of the murder was that employed in Turn to 8 Column I Family Takes Refuge in Swine Bam Home Destroyed by Blaze NASHUA Feb Tierney of Ionia was severely burned when his home wa destroyed by fire and was taken to St Josephs hospital inNew Hampton for treatment for the burns whLh he received mostly on his face He was awakened by the smell of smoke about 3 oclock in the morning and managed to gel all of his family out in safety but they were clad mly in their night clothes They were taken to the hog house where there was a brooder and were kept from freezing until a neighbor arrived and took them to his JUSTICE TAFT RESIGNS Bomb Wrecks Chicago Store SECOND IN FOUR DAYS WORRIES POLICE Owner of Wrecked Fruit v Store Cannot Be Located CHICAGO Feb 3 bomb epxloded early to day shakinga considerable section of the west side The explosion was in the fruit store of Sam Madonia Two adjoining stores were badly damaged and buildings in the neighborhood were shaken No one was injured Less than a week ago a bomb did similar estimated damage to a north side building housing a wholesale grocery business To days explosion was in the building at 522 South KUdare Debris was hurled 125feet in the air witnesses said George Gallagher stage man ager of the theater who wag driving two blocks away when he heard the blast and felt the ground shake under his car said debris still was falling when he reached the scene Cannot Find Owner Many persons in nearby buildings were shaken from bed Amongthe number was ShermanApyraer of the mjiklmg ahditwaaijerSwEo estimated the damage at Firemen at first believed a gas ex plosion was responsible but Sher man said there was no gas in the building As was the case of the north side bombing last Thursday morning todays blast seemed to lift the one story brick buildiigfrom its foun dations and then drop it in a heap Sam Madonia owner of the fruit store had not been found by po lice early today They sought to question him as to a possible mo tive for the bombing Second Bombing At first officers were unable to be certain at which of the three stores the bomb was directed A butcher shop is on one side of the fruit store and a tailor shop on the other Later investigation convinced them that Madonias place was the center of the attack Sherman said he knew of no rea son for the bombing Fire followed the explosion doing much damage to what remained of the three stores Plaster was dislodged from the walls of several buildings in the vicinity and many windows were broken This second dynamite bombing within four days brot home to po lice the seriousness of the new technique of the bombers Hereto fore for the most part black pow der bombs have been used the pur pose being to intimidate rather than damage r RIVERA EVADES FIGHTING DUEL Explains Charges Made Against Duke Five Years Ago MADIUD Feb 3 lengecl to a duel Primo de Kivera Spains ousted dictator has offered his explanations to the Duk of Almodovar ana thus evad ed ieuessity of settling an affair of Ionor with pistols Five years ago in the first days of his dictatorship Gen Primo de Kivera made particularly violent statements in criticism of minis ters of the cabinet preceding his One of those assailed was the Duke Almodovar former min ister of interior who was termed a weak and Inept man The duke sent Primo a letter de manding explanations or repara ions by arms on the field of hon or Gen Primo de Rtvera replied that while he was in power he would not undertake anything of this sort out would leave the solu tionuntil such a time as he had abandoned his post Genera Primo de Kivera told the seconds he was sending a letter to the duke recalling his gallantry and hat always a gentleman and making his explanations for the objectionable remarks SMITH MAY LEAD WET FIGHT attempt to force a showdown on one of the seven bills before conEregsr logdinejwets Ijil the w Yorks u house of representatives are expected to ask New Yorks ernor Alfred JE Smith and leading prohibition critics to ap pear before the hoiise judiciary committee to present their argu ments Hearings will begin Feb 12 They believe their cause will be Hided greatly if Smith center consents to afrpear Others expected to fflve testimony are upper left Gov Albert S Ritchie of Mary land James W Wadswortli former republican senator from New York lower left Nicholas Murray Butler president of Columbia uni versity upper right and Representative James HI Beck s of Phila delphia who will give the legal phases of prohibition EUGENE FIELD RELICS MISSING Widow of Famed Poet Be lieves Documents Have Been Stolen r CHICAGO Feb 3 literary and historical manuscripts that belonged to the late Eugene Field have disappeared some time within the last three years and the poets widow believes they have been stolen The last documents in clude the manuscript of The Love Affairs of a Bibliomaniac Fields last work and one of the most popu lar of his prose writings Mrs Field had refused an offer of 57500 for it Another missing document is the original brief in the Dred Scott case prepared by the poets father Roswell M Field who was a lead ing attorney of St Louis Many letters written by James Whitcomb Riley to Field also are missing The two poets were close friends For many years Mrs Field kept the documents in a safety deposit vault here Three years ago how ever they were shipped under bond to a Tomahawk Wis bank to be more readily accessible to Mrs Field whose home is near Bradley Wis Only within recent months has Airs Field discovered that valuable documents are missing One manu script believed stolen was the orig inal of Over the Hills and Far Away one of Fields best known poems Mrs Field revealed the loss to day believing that whoever took the papers will attempt to sell them Killer of Guard in Auburn Prison to Be Put on Trial Feb 17 ALBANY N Y Feb 3 Max Becker Brooklyn gunman charged with killing Principal Keep er George A Durnford during the December riot at Auburn prison will go on trial here Febj 17 Becker appeared in court this morning and Supreme Court Jus tice Benjamin B Cunningham set the later date to allow completion of proceedings against six of Beck ers fellow prisoners charged with the murder of Henry Sullivan rial leader Warden John L Hoffman said today that he would breath easier when trials are over The proceedings he said had caused a tenseness at the prison SOLON CHARGES PRICE COMBINE LaFoIIette Claims Effort Made to Control U S Dye Market WASHINGTON Feb 3 serting that American dye corpora tions were engaged in combina tions to fix prices and to control the American market Senator Le Follette republican Wisconsin urged the senate today to abolish the practice of basing dye tariffs on American valuation LaFoIIette descrihed the Amer ican valuation basis written into the tariff law in 1922 as an em bargo created by the World war and said the sdomestic dyestuff manufacturers headed by the Du Pont and Allied Chemical and Dye corporations had engaged in the most extensive and persistent lobby ing activities that this capital has ever known during the enactment of the FordneyMcCumber tariff act He said the American producers enjoyed a monopoly of the domestic market under present tariffs based on American valuation and in ad dition exported coaltar dyes at prices in some instances a third to a half the prices they charged do mestic consumers MOVE BEGUN TO PUT HUCKINS IN INSANE ASYLUM Sanity Commission Says Financier Is Fit Subject EDAR RAPIDS Feb 3 Vx attempt to have George E Huckins charged here with obtain ing money under false pretenses confined to the state insane asylum was made in district court here to day Huckins was to go on trial in district court here today on charges growing out of the financial opera Lions of himself and his father El mer S Huckins of Hancock Wis reputed to have conducted a finan cial venture which paid investors 26 to 52 per cent dividends Dr F S Skinner and Harry S Johnson of the Linn county sanity commission examined Huckins pri vately and today Dr Skinner told District Judge H C Ring that Huckins was a fit sub ject for the asylum Dr Johnson concurred in the opinion and immediately thereafter Walter J Barngrover attorney for Huckins filed a motion for a con tinuance of the hearing on the charges He asserted that Ws client Rddict J andthattp try him now would endangerhis life County Attorney Carl Hendrick son indicated he would make an at tempt to resist the motion Barn grover previously had intended to ask for a continuance of the case in order to have a hearingon a ci tation against the attorney filet Saturday but late yesterday de cided to askfor a mental examina lion of his client BRISTDW DOCTOR FACING CHARGES Dope Peddling Accusation Is Made Against Med ical Man BRISTOW Feb George W Appleby hcia been arrested for violation of the Harrison narcotic act and will face a federal jury in Dubuque in April according to wort received here He was given a pre liminary hearing in Waterloo Fri day The doctor has been in the Com munity iO years and had built up a wide practice He was arrested bj state agents following an investigi tion which lasted several weeks Dr Appleby is awaiting tria at hi home here in Bristow Mr Grundy simply stepped from one deliberative body to Toledo Blade Former Police Chief Enters Guilty Plea to Liquor Charges OKLAHOMA CITY Olcla Feb 3 Rigney former chief oC police at and Ralph Adams alleged bootlegger two of 32 defendants on trial in federal court here on charges of conspiracy to viotote the prohibition laws pleaded guilty when court opened this morning Plane Topples Into i River Pilot Drowns HARTFORD Conn Feb 3 Pilot C E Pridham of Lexington Mass flying a plane for the Co lonial Air Transport service and carrying mail from Newark N J to this city was drowned here early today when his plane struck a small building at Brainard field near the edge of the Connecticut river The plane turned over and dropped intb the river Will Rogers SS ILE DE FRANCE Fell 3 have nothing to say and feel in no shape to say it in I did have L i n d b e r ghs ocean is ns soro at ho world as a de feated candi date When I hinted UuU i would fly Ijack if I could I re ceived a lot of cables offering to take me on WILL KOTEKS nmong them Mrs Keith Miller one of our best airaheesMy wife is not jealous but she just never did like to have me sta out over the ocean all night with a strange woman or even a friendly woman If we could have got in before dark she wouldnt have minded Course we could have taken a chaperon but not as much gas and gas is more beneficial on ai trip like that than a chaperon It was just unfortunate all round Yours WILL ROGERS JUSTICE QUITS William Howard Taft chief justice of tho United States supremo court und a one time president has tendered his resignation to President Hoover MOSCOW FEARS RAID ON SOVIET PARIS EMBASSY FAILING HEALTH S BLAMED FOR JURISTS ACTION Stone and Coolidge Are Mentioned as Possible Successor WASHINGTON Feb 3 Wil V Ham Howard Taft broken in icalth by years of labor for the na ion has resigned the exalted post if chief justice of the United States Thru his son Robert A Taft he his resignation today to President Hoover while he himself jrepared to return to Washington Tom Asheville N Car where he vent several weeks ago to recuper ate from a near breakdown Altho the resignation came sud denly so far as the public at large was concerned those in the inner circle of the supremo court had been expecting for several days that the former president would be compelled o give up his exacting duties on the bench Seemed Worn Worried He had seemed worn and worried for veeks and it appeared to be only a matter of time when a suc cessor should be named Who that successor will be remains to be seen because President Hoover has not yet accepted Mr Tafts resignation Nevertheless immediately upon announcement of the chief justices resignation names begin to crop up in profusion as to a successor Besides thosa already on itribuwU i jncauatagjiTsticB France Warned Not t Permit Damage by Royalists t nARlS 3 Dov i galevsky soviet ambassador i Paris today officially informed For eign Minister Briand that follower of Gen Alexander Paul Koutiepof leader of the Russian royalists ha organized a force to make a descen upon the sovietembassy herb General Koutiepoff who succeed cd the Grand Duke Nicholas as hea of the Russian exiles in Paris mys tcriously disappeared a week ag and there have been numerous ru mors that he had been kidnappe by soviet secret police and was be ing held prisoner in the Russian em bassy building So strong were these riimor that several Paris papers publishei them and even devoted space to dis cussing the procedure that could b followed by the French police in case it should prove true that th general was beingheld there Moscow Alarmed at Reports MOSCOW Feb 3 possi bility of a raid by Russian royal ists in Paris on the soviet embassy there as an outgrowth of the al leged disappearance of Genera Alexander Paul Koutiepoff leader o the royalists was reported here to day IT Dovgalevsky soviet ambassa dor in Paris was stated by the Reu ters news agency to have officiallj advised the French ministry of for eign affairs that Koutiepoffs sup porters were organizing a raid in force on the embassy in Paris H said the raid had been organized un Turn lo FHKO 8 Column U Thieves Steal Car of Two Policemen CHICAGO Feb 3 the jobs of Officers William Whit well and Edwin Mulcahy Is to pre vent the theft of automobiles Thei ask was made a bit more difficul today for somebody stole thci right yellow police car Newton Man Attempts Suicide by Shooting NEWTON Feb 3 Hat field 25 attempted suicide las night by shooting He is in critica condition at a local hospital Th bullet lodged close to his heart De spondence over business affairs i given by his friends as the motive Calvin another former president and Gfiarles Evans Hughes who once served on that august tribunal Those familial with presidential and supreme court procedure how ever expected that President Hoov er would consider for some time before making a selection Chief Justice Taft was a sick rnan recently when he went to Cin cinnati to attend the funeral of his brother On his return to Washing ton It was apparent to both his friends and to his physicians that he must have a period of complete relaxation and he was persuaded to go to Asheville for a rest He seemed to recuperate there but his sudden decision to return to Washington Was a signal to those who knew him that he had made an important decision May Reorganize Court The importance of the resignation lies in the probable reorganization of the court At present always five and often six of its nine members are called conservative Justice Stone has been aligned with Justices Holmes and Brandeis in many of their dissenting opinions and would Turn in Ingo 8 Column 3 Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled snow probable In cast ami south portions Monday night und Tuesday colder Tues day and in extreme west portion Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 38 Above Minimum in Night 25 Ahovn At 8 A M Monday SO Above Figures for like period ending al 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 83 Above Minimum in Night 21 Above Truco of Snow The maximum temperature of 38 reached Sunday was the highest recorded since the afternoon of Jnn when the mercury ascended to the degree mark Melting was ralher marked and the 10 inch layer ot snow on the ground a few days ago has been packed to 5 or 6 inches on the level with the ground showing thru in many places The wind Mon day morning was out of the south and clouds obscured the sun lOntcr Song Contest Sydney Feb 3 sjirls glee club of Sydney will enter the invitation contest of the Peru Stale Normal Peru Nebr Friday Saturday Soloists accompanying the glee club are Louise Crawford render Wikln Fisher pianist and Lucile Van Kuton violinist M ;