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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1930, Mason City, Iowa 6 North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home J VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON GITYlOWAr TUESDAY FEBRUARY 4 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 101 CONGRESS INDEXED Simper Efficiency Cause of Fresh Worry By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 4 Politics is not naturally an ef ficient game Hands must be shaken babies kissed promises made and mis cellaneous bunk disseminated on generAl princi ple The idea is to dispense enough of this sort of stuff and some of it will take effect No man living can keep track of it all in detail In fact a poli tician is like a fish which broadcasts millions of eggs wellaware that vast numbers of them will be wasted and realiz ing the necessity of an enormous output in order to get any results whatever s i can imagine that an efficient vy fish which undertook to keep a record of each egg and ascertain jjf how they all came out down to the last one immediately would become an object of the most intense cur iosity to every other member of the finny tribe And possibly an object of a cer tain amount of suspicion It is the same way with politi cians Superefficiency on the part of an individual in a high political po sltidn strikes them with a heap curiosity to say the least And more or less suspicion They are afraid of an ulteriormotive TCH is the explanation of the commotion created in congress recent discovery of the fact that resident Hoover is accumulating card index of the entire person Kof appointed officials in the leralgovernment service Vnumber runs into the tens I the president Vpersdnal knows nothing about 99 per cent f them brthereabouts They stmp Sljyare appointed on the strength of liheirrespective showings upon civil service examinations or else upon the strength of recommendations their various senators repre sentatives chairmen or other poli potent folk service appointees do not matter so much True it occasionally is intimated that pull now and then helps even civil service candidate However a civil servant once in the ranks ordinarily is disposed of permanent he removed except for i mighty substantial reasons and sel domfigures in politics thereafter Termbyterm appointees are in j a different at torneys collectors A that class of officials They distinctly do stay in poli tics and may be regarded as pret ty important othenvJse they would not be appointed They can make themselves useful or if not the Turn to Page 8 Column 1 IOne Gallon Tin Cause of Arrest of Forest Gty Man in Thompson THOMPSON Feb Hait j land Buffalo Center was arrested here by local law officers andwas found to possess a gallon can of alcohol He was held here until coun ty officers from Forest City arrived to place himjjn the county jaiJ He is expected to enter a plea of guilty county attorneys information and appear before a judge for sen tence or fine in the near future I I AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Silk stockins is nice forv them that can afford em an I dont mind wearin low shoes of 3 Sunday but style or not style I aint goin to give up my outin night gowns in cold weather FEAR HELD FOR TAFTS LIFE ChicagoV gangland Guns Bark Again ANOTHER VICTIM ADDED TO ROLL OF CRIME WAR Police States Attorney Planning Drastic Action Feb 4 Healy crawled from an alley on the south side at 1 a m two bul lets in his back The gang guns were writing with lead their answer to the statements of police and states attorney that the new out break of crime must be stopped Hcaly probably fatally wounded was taken to the Peoples hospital where Johnny Genaro another re cent gang gun victim lies in a crit ical condition from bullet wounds It was the same hospital too that treated Healy five years ago when he was brot in suffering from two knife wounds also in the back Few Hours to Live As was the case five years ago Healy today refused to name his assailants He maintained his si lence even in the face of surgeons statements that he had only a few hours to live Mrs Healy was sum moned and she called a priest but tho the last rites of the church wereadministered Healykept his mouth shut Lpud curses and the roar of an living near the scene of the attack The pistol shots followed and a motor car sped away Eight hours earlier States At torney John A Swanson and Police Commissioner William Russell haci held a lengthy conference brot by four gang killings In as many days and several recent bombings I called the conference said the states attorney because con Turn to Page 8 Column 4 WOMAN MIGHT BE CANDIDATE Mrs June Fickel Democrat May Seek Secretary of State Office DES MOINES Feb 4 democrats may again place a wom an on the candidate list for nomina tion as secretary of state it was learned here today Mrs June Ficke of Hastings member of the state central com mittee of the party is the potential candidate mentioned by party lead ers for the nomination The office secretary of state has had several women contestants in recent general elections Several years ago Mrs W E Maul shy of Des Moines was the democratic and previous t to that Miss Anna Lawther of Dubuque was the choice of the democrats The earliest woman candidate for the office was Miss Lillian Leffert republican defeated in the primary by the late Walter C Ramsay LANGEOPPOSES INCOME TAX PLAN Gubernatorial Candidate Has One Plank Relief for Farmer BURLINGTON Feb 4 Op position to a state income tax was expressed last night by Otto E Lange of Dubuque candidate for the republican gubernatorial nom ination My platform is composed of bur one relief for the farmer he told his listeners Outlining his taxation program Lange said he favored the appoint ment of but one assessor for each county to enable a more uniform as sessment as a basis for propertv taxes He urged farmers to seek an in come from the by products of corn He said sale of cornstalks would in crease farmers earnings from SKI to an acre GLIDES SAFELY FROM DIRIGIBLE Ueut Ralph S Barnaby TJ S navy makes history at Lake hurst N J by casting off In a glider from a dirigible coasting 12 minutes ina 3000foot descent fiom theLos Angeles Top photo shows elider in flight from dirigible with inset of Lieutenant Bar naby shows how glider Is attached to dirigible Emmetsburg Man Killed When Truck Overturns John Daley 23 Is Deadand Huckins to Be Removed to Hospital CEDAR RAPIDS Feb 4 George E Huckins who yesterday was ordered committed to the state hospital at Independence will be taken there today Sheriff Harry Manchester said Huckins who with his father operated a business which is said to have paid to 52 per cent dividends was to have gone on trial yester day on charges of obtaining money under false pretenses growing out of his financial activities As the result of the legal en tanglements in which he and his father Elmer S Huckins of Han cock Wis became involved their attorney Walter J Barngrover was called to appear before District Judge H C Ring yesterday on cita tion charges The hearing earlier was postponed by JudgreRing until today but later called for late Mon day While the Barngrover hearing lasted less than an hour it was punctuated with verbal fireworks between Barngrover and Don Barnes attorney for Elwood ster wfio had caused Barngrover to be cited in connection with some property belonging to Huckiris but held by the attorney Assistant Cashier of Webster City Bank Takes His Own Life CHICAGO Fob 4 Lyman F Clifton 42 asssitant cashier of the First National bank here com mitted suicide this morning by shooting himself thru the temple The revolver which was the prop erty of the bank was returned In him 20 minutes before the shooting after n gunsmith had cleaned it Francis McNally Badly Hurt EMMETSBURG Feb Daley 23 was instantly killed and Francis McNally about the same age was seriously injured when Ihe White Eagle gasoline truck which they were riding overturned last night shortly after oclock on the highway north of here about three miles south of Graettinger A third member of the group Leov McDonald was not injured The truck which was heaviliy loaded with gasoline got out of control of the boys as they were go ing dgwn a small hill Daleys head waspinned beneath the cab and was almost taken from his body when the wreck skidded into a cul yert at the bottom of the hill McNally suffered severe scalp wounds and received injuries to his right arm His condition is seiicus due to loss of blood Following the accident McDona J freed himself from the wreckage attempted to release his compan ions and then set out on the run for aid A call was sent into Em metsburg for aid but by the time a wrecking crew had arrived a crowd had collected and released the vic tims Daley is survived by his mollier three sisters and one brother He has been employed in the local can dy Kitchen for a numbetv of It is believed that the boys were going to Graettinger at the time of the accident to participate in the closing minutes of a dance held there Funeral services prob ably will be held here Thursday liquor Deals Oust Officer OKLAHOMA CITY Feb 4 Resignation of an assistant attor ney general of Oklahoma and im plication of four more persons in activities of the giant Poltawalomic county liquor ring enlivened the tri al today In federal court of 30 per sons accused of being members 01 the oil field liquor trust STIMSON TOKYO DISCUSSION OF NAVY RATIO Delegates Study British Proposal Limiting Categories T ONDON Feb I naval delegates of the United States and Japan following this mornings general conference session got to gether this afternoon for the first o a series of heart to heart con versations regarding uaval ratios as affecting the two countries For the first time since its open ing two weeks ago the conference saw two sessions sitting simultan eously The Big Five as a result of their discussion reiterated their intention to continue negotiations thru private conversations rather than in general meetings Favorable progress in ironing out differences were reported from these private contracts Discuss French Proposal The twohour session of the gen eral meeting was confined mainly to discussion of the French transac tional proposal but the meeting also had before it the British counter proposal limiting the categories from transfer of tonnage could he made Great Britain Japan and the UnitedStatesstill hold to their originalbeliefs that limitation by categories without transferanee is the best scheme They are willing however to consider the French claim Italy leans to the French scheme but made it plain today she was not prepared to commit herself prior to fixing of total tonnage lim itations This meant that she still stood for parity with France Despite these divergencies of opinion observers said the out standing feature of todays meeting was an inclination on all sides to give full consideration to the various views and to strike a compromise if possible Actual Figures Next It was disclosed at American headquarters after the session that the Americans feel the filling in of actual figures in the tonnage scheme mainly figures for France and be accomplished before progress can be made toward conclusive results It is understood that private con versations among the delegations dealing with these vital figures al ready have begun and will continue with committee meetings when nec essary HEIRESS ELOPES Sir A Conan Doyle Is Seriously 111 LONDON Feb 4 Arthur Conan Doyle creator of Sherlock Holmes is ill with heart trouble and has been confined to his bed for the past few weeks The illness be came known today when word was received that spiritualists of Aus tralia England and the United States were offering special prayers for his recovery Will Rogers S S ILE DE FRANCE Feb spoiled it Sunday H L Mencken and I were going to Hyde Park London where if you have anything against the government or king or even anyone as low down as a Sir why jump up on a box and get it out of your system They sink the navy impeach the crown and Wlll KOIJRKS cancel the debts and when they finish they are just as happy as if it had been done Its real de mocracy Over home you have to he elected to the senate before you can do it I was going to enter Mencken He says the system Is still in vogue in Maryland the only civilized slate left Yours WILL ROGERS Miss Murgurct C o u e n s above 19 daughter of Senator ind Mrs Jumes Couzens De troit surprised her nurcnts by doping with William JChewn ing Washington bunk clerk to wed in Baltimore Mil The couplo has obtained the Couzens purcntal blessing HAMMILL LAUDS FARM BOARD IN HARDIN SPEECH Addresses Iowa Fall Club Members on i 930 Problems IOWA FALLS Feb be lief in the capability of the federa farm board was expressed by Gov John Hammill here last night in an address before the Iowa Falls Com munity club members who wen staging their annual banquet anc party Governor Hammill stated that he believed that the board was capable of establishing a thoro businessliki method of marketing farm product for the middlewest butthat befon this could be accomplished thi board would have to have the stric cooperation of all farmers The national house of lives was scored by the governor J touching upon the national tarif problem Members of the house pre pared a bill which was constructe to work in favor of the caster group he said while the senate ha worked out a rate which was equal ly fair to cither side Iowas lax problem was discusse by the governor who stated that th present system of taxation was dp cidedly outofdate and unfiiir H declared himself as favoring an in come tax as a means of partly over coming this state of affairs Unde the present system the governo declares onehalf of the populatio pays the taxes and the other ha spends them WIlBWAYlE ILLINOIS HE AC Interior Secretary Under Consideration for Kin leys Post CHICAGO eb Lyman Wilbur secretary of the interior IL included in a list of educators un der consideration as successor to Dr David Kinley president of the University of Illinois who retires at the end of the present school year This was disclosed yesterday when a committee nameti to pick Dr Kinleys successor met in Chica go with H W Chase president of the University of North Carolina another of those under considera tion It is understood Hint Secretary Wilbur president of Lclaml Stan ford university has not given the committee any hope tluil he will ac cept the presidency if offered to him hoice of C E Hughes Is Big Surprise By RICHARD L TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer XTASHINGTON Feb 4 Charles Evans Hughes one of he foremost of the nations jurists and statesmen is to be the next 3hief justice of the United States He will succeed William Howard naft who broken in health by ar luous years in the public service ms been forced to resign and de rote his entire attention to the bet erment of his physical condition In spite of Mr Hughes acknowl edged talents all Washington was surprised last night to learn of his appointment His nomination was seat to the senate by President just as dusk was falling A ew hours previous Mr Tafts resignation had been announced and the interim had been filled with speculation as to his successor in the course of which Mr Hughes name went unmentioned Ends Brilliant Career But in the meanwhile the presi dent had been busy with the long distance telephone He reached Mr Hughes in New York offered him the appointment and obtained an immediate acceptance With a radi ant smile the appointee later told newspapermen that he would ac cept the post as the greatest op portunity for service that ever had come his way Thus a mighty turn of events caught up these two distinguishet Americans whose names are writ ten large in the history of their na tion For one it brot the end of career that led him thru the loftiest offices of the American government To the other it bor the beginning of a new and greater chapter ja a career already brl FORMER JUSTICE SERIOUSLY ILL PHYSICIAN SAYS mist Brot Home From South in Weakened Condition WASHINGTON Feb 4 V condition of William Howard aft was described by his physicians oday as extremely serious After an iour3 examinationDrs Thomas A Claytor and Francis R Hagner said iere was some doubt sthat the re ared chief justice would recover In a formal bulletin the physicians aid For some years Chief Taft has had a very high blood pres sure associated with general arterio sclerosis and myocarditis Together with these conditions ha las had a chronic cystitis He has no fever and suffers no pain His present serious condition 5s ie result of general arterio schler tic changes Circulatory Breakdown Dr Hagner explained that thia condition presented a general break down of the circulatory system After issuing that statement at p m the physicians left the Taft household but planned to re turn early in the afternoon It was indicated by the cians that Mr Taft would not be moved to a hospital as everything that could be done for him was available at his home Had Cheerful Philosophy While Mr Taft is the only man in history to serve as president an chief justice Hughes missed th former by an extremely narro margin Opposing Woodrow Wilso in the campaign of 1916 he faile of election by 23 electoral votes S close was the balloting that th outcome was in doubt for days In their personal characteristic there is a wide divergence between the two Taft brot to the supremi bench his cheerful philosophies ani his famous chuckle His studioui nature and industrious habits wen hidden behind his jovial manner Frequently he relieved the tedium of protracted legal disputes will one of his characteristic witticisms Hughes New York Governor With Hughes the student of af fairs and the austerity of intellec are predominant The public knows Turn fo 1nge 8 Column I KOHiMCASE BACK TO COURT Wisconsin Corrupt Practice Act Is Found Constitu tional MADISON Wis Feb 4 finding the corrupt practices ac constitutional in its application t elective offices of the state the au preme court today ordered back t circuit court the action to oust Gov Walter J Kohler from office Lead ers of the progresslverepublica faction in Wisconsin started th action against the governor con tending he violated the corrup practices act by making excessiv expenditures during his campaign i 1928 In circuit court Judge Jame Wickham Eau Claire sustained demurrer filed by the governors at torneys which admitted the charg but contended the corrupt practice act unconstitutional The supreme courts rujing toda reversed Judge WIckhams decisioi Those who sponsored the actin against the governor were Ph LaFollette William T Evjue Glen D Roberts and Alvin C Reis pro gressive leaders all of Madison political opponent had charged he spent approximate in his campaign for gov ernor The statutes limit the amoun to WASHINGTON Feb 4 of the robes of the chief Justice ship of the United States William Howard Taft returned to Washing ton today shattered in health acd practically helpless Perceptibly worn weak and indif ferent to his surroundings the for mer president who relinquished his high judicial office yesterday to Charles Evans Hughes came back to the capital from Asheville N Car was assisted from his car placed in an automobile and driven to his Wyoming avenue home A sick man was the short de scription of Tafts physician Dr Francis Hagner who accompanied him on his journey from North Car olina But he added that as far as we can tell he is in no Immediate danger Assisted From Car Ill as he was the former chief justice was dressSd when his train reached the Union station Tiere at a m but he remained In his drawing room while his car was be ing transferred to a level nearer the streets Dr Hagner time and again entered his state room to speak to the distinguished patient but he seemed to have difficulty in impressing upon Mr Taft that the time had come to leave the car Gently the doctor asked Mr Taft to get to his feet but it was neces Turn o Page 8 Column 41 SKt Wea Idaho Towns Report Slight Earth Shod GRANGEVILLE Idaho Feb 4 distinct eartlr shock lasting about one and one half minutes was reportedin this region last night No damage was done hut residents of GranRCville Cotton wood sincl PeVdinHnd and ranchers j on the south fork of the Cleat water i ivcr said windows were ral tied and buildings were shaken IOWA WEATHER Generally fair in west most ly cloudy in past portion Tues day night and Wednesday with snow Wednesday in northeast portion no decided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 8U Above Minimum in Night 24 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 21 Above Truce of Kaln Mist The first four days of February have been about as widely dissimilar to the last half of January as one of ordinary imagination could con ceive Monday evening for example there was mist that didnt even freeze on a windshield Contrast that condition with 31 below zero recorded just two weeks ago Tues day morning opened cloudy and somewhat dismal with wind out of the north ;