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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 5, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI ETVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 5 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 102 I Paints Rosy Future Lamoht Is Optimis tic About Busi ness Future By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 5 CPAJr Money is as plen tiful in the coun try today as it wa s before the stock nlarket crashed Indeed why not Money does not evaporate Paper profits do but they do not really exist any way However actual cash does sometimes disap pear from circu lation for awhile Folk who have it hide it away which makes times as hard as if it had gone for I good so long as they keep it hid den This is not one of those occasions Capitalists are not scared The un lucky wights who played the mar ket and lost have got to go back to work but even they will hot starve They can work for the chaps who won CECRETARY OF COMMERCE ROBERT P LAMONT paints a rosy picture of the outlook He foresees seven billion dollars worth of largescale improvements this buildings high I ways waterways waterworks dams I gas and electric plants telegraph i telephone and railroad expansion I new street car all sort of constructive activities la facta lot of this work has L been waiting in a sense for the jstock market to topple S The trouble was while stocks Mwere skyhooting men with bank 1 accounts insisted on checking them Ijnto the market They wanted to fet rich overnight on the bulge in ttares investing in four or five per eat bonds did not appeal to them r improvements have to be paid money raised by bond SHERIFF IS KILLED Premier WoMd Call Parley for Land Disarmament MDONALD SAYS NEW CONFAB IS NEXT IN ORDER Reduction of Land as Well as Sea Forces Possibility LONDON Feb 5 The chief delegates to the London naval conference met In St James palace late today to discuss outstanding problems which have been under negotia tion during the past few days T ONDON Feb 5 An interna tlonal disarmament conference dealing with land as well as sea forces after the fivepower confer ence has been completed was dicted by Prime Minister MacDon aldtoday The prime minister replying to a question as to whether he would consider calling a conference of the great powers with a view to a re duction of military forces pointed out that the disarmament problem including land forces had been un der careful consideration by the league of nations for some time hope that at the conclusion of the fivepower conference a further meeting of the preparatory commis sion on disarmament will be held which will enable the next assembly of the league to arrange for sum moning an international disarma niinfereiic1 1 the improvements until bonds are In marid again Secretary Laments Information is Ithat such a demand has set in now pihich means that the postponement ftls about over that vast contracts Turn to Page 8 Column I DETROIT FIRM Gang Escapes With About Loot From Tele graph Office DETROIT Mich Feb 5 other members of their gang stood guard in strategic positions outside two robbers last night held up tae main office of the Western Union Telegraph company in the heart of the financial district here Witnesses placed the number of men in the gang at 10 and said one of the number carried a sub ma chine gun while others were armed with revolvers Police denied a ma chine gun had been used The com pany estimated the loot at Eleven employes were forced to a corner of the office by one of the robbers1 who warned keep away from the police alarm buzzers Twenty customers were orderedinto another corner One of the robbers went to the safe but found it locked He then scooped up all the money in the cash drawers The robbers fled in two automo biles witnesses said ineiiticonfereiice1 NEW MEXICAN PRESIDENT Fascual Ortiz Ruboshown here with his wife assumed the presidency of Mexico Wednesday elected by the greatest popular vote ever registered In the republic MOVIE WARFARE ON IN GARNER Council Hears Arguments for and Against Sunday fi K i I AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen i 1 Ive been right sick late ly There wasthree days 1 couldnt keep a thing on my stomach except my electric pad V Feb 5 high est authority stated today that Am erica Great Britain and Japan ex peeled to reach a tentative agree ment within a few days for reduc tion of capital ships or battleships contained in those countries navies This source stated that the Amer leans had submitted definite pro posals Britain and Japan While the details were withheld i was understood the proposed reduc tion would follow the 553 capita ship ratio established at the Wash ington conference It was said however that the proposed agreement between the three nations would be only tenta tive the Americans contending tha it was contingent upon the settling of the cruiser question Negotiate General Problems The general problem of battle ships is being negotiated now be tween the delegations of the thre countries The general attitud of the three delegation chiefs is sail to be that there are prospects o ready acceptance altho thus fa there is no agreement between any two The British capital ship total now standsat 20 The Americans have 18 of the big ships and the Japa Tum to Page 8 Column 3 SEEKYOUTHS ON ICE FLOE Rivermen Planes in Effort to Rescue Marooned Pair NIAGARAFALLS N Y Feb 5 along theUpper Ni agara were preparing early this af ternoon to effect a rescue of two youths reported to be caught in an ice floe and being borne rapidly down stream towards the Falls Residents along the river shore scanning the river with field glasses said that two dark objects sighted on the floe appeared to be human beings A JCampaigne in charge of the Niagara Falls Power companys tug told police that it would be impossible for him to reach the crew of the tug either by boat or signal as the tug was far beyond an outer ice boom Anxious to ef fect a rescue police appealed to boatmen along the upper Niagara water front and several men re sponded to the call and set out in boats Police said that a surveyor working with a United States army surveying crew on the upper river shore told them that he viewed the floe thrua surveyors instrument and that the object on the floe looked lie a cross arm on which a coat had been placed Several airplanes from the Buf falo airport joined in the rescue ef forts this afternoon One plane flew low over the Ice floe GARNER town has had an ordinance for many years against Sunday movies but now petitions for and against mo vies on Sunday have been circu lated At the regular council meeting Monday night a hearing was given I C Hastings Charles Frisher and C R Conway who asked that the council abide by the decision of an election which they would sponsor These men stressed the value of Sunday shows as a means of bring ing business to Garner that would otherwise go where they had talkies The council also gave a hearing Monday night to the Rev C H Van Metre the Rev DavidLewis J N Sprole Fred Blackstone Mrs C H Tompkins and Mrs Free Sluff The women represent the W C TU This group askedthatthe ordinance be not revoked that the moral and spiritual value of Sun day be observed They also empha sized that letting down on this law would weaken the observance of al laws AUTO BUSINESS GOODWILLYS President Hears Optimistic Report From Ohio Man ufacturer WASHINC TON Feb 5 N Willys president of the Willys Knight Motor company told Presi dent Hoover today the automobile industry now expects to produce 5 000000 automobiles in 1930 or an increase of 500000 over last year business Willys was accompanied to thi white house by Senator Fess o Ohio The manufacturer said th automobile business this year woulc be as good from the standpoint o profits as it was last year becaus the depression which followed th stock market decline had causec drastic cuts in overhead charges The sale of automobiles he said has been picking up rapidly within the and the production of all automobile plants in the coun try should reach capacity within two months Gets Two Days for Driving Recklessly With Horse and Wagon NEW YORK Feb 5 reckless driving in a manner unpre cedented in the history of the Iraf fie court Thomas Downey is in th hoosegow for two days He wa overspeeding with horse and wa on Ortiz Rubio Succeeds to Place StreEsfngtheparticularly good re lations Mexico and theUnlted Statesand pledging his government to five years of hard work in the interest of the common people Pascual Ortiz Ru bio took office today as president of Mexico It was the second time fn recent history that a civilian took over the reins of power in Mexico peaceably President Portes Gil whb retired today being the first 40000 See Inaugural At least 40000 persons had jammed their way into the na tional stadium for the inaugural and in the crowd were hundreds of Americans Deputy Melchor Ortega dnet of the joint session of congress meetingxon a wooden platform in the center of the field administered the oath The ambassadors of 15 nations were assembled in formal dress on the platform which also seated all of the high military commanders the state governors the supreme court magistrates and other im portant officials The ceremony which took place at noon was brief but was accom panied by the same colorful mili tary display that characterized the inauguration of President Portes Gil on Dec 1 1928 Attracts TJ S Tourists Retiring and incoming presidents passed from the national palace thru lanes of troops into the gates of the stadium cavalry detachments In dress uniforms acting as escorts Trumpets heralded their arrival and military bands inside the sta dium broke into stirring music and the crowd cheered as the two men mounted the platform The inauguration attracted Mex ico Citys greatest influx of Amer ican tourists in the past 20 years TAFT IMPROVED HOOVER DECIDES TO VISIT JURIST Former Chief Justice Now Able to Sit Up in Chair WASHINGTON Feb 5 sicians attending William How ard issued a bulletin at today saying the former chief Jus tice of the United States was slightly better than yesterday The chief justice is slightly bet ter than yesterday He spent a qui et night and is comfortable this morning At the same time it was an nounced President Hoover will visit former Chief Justice Taft at oclock this afternoon Decision of the president to visit the former chief justice was made after reports from physicians who said Mr Tafts condition was bet ter today Sits TJp in Easy Chair Word reached the white house that Mr Taft was able to leave hi bed and sit up in an easy chair Mrs Taft informed the presi dent that Mr Taft would be glad 1 to see Mr Hoover if he cared to ate as with al legislative bodies is call at the Wyoming avenue resi done m committees I am a memI jence4 ber of the senate committees cn Mrs Hoover may accompany th poBtoffices and post Toads civil I president srvtee military affairs I rjhe president and the forme berof committee iir Hoover was highly pleased Steck Enters Race for U S Senate Seat By RADFORD E BtOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Feb announcement of his candidacy for reelection to the senate was made by Senator Dan Steck of Iowa here today I have written for the necessary papers to get my name before the democrats of Iowa as a candidate for the democratic nomination Senator Steck said in a prepared statement His statement continued In deciding to be a candidate for reelection I am thoroly aware of the existing situation and of the handicap anyone not a republican is under who seeks public office in Iowa I have served Iowa in the United States senate for four years and have made a sincere effort to truly reflect the interests and wishes of the people of Iowa as a whole On strictly partisan issues I have voted in accordance with democratic principles but on all other questions I haveworked and voted in the intefests of the people I represent without regard to par tisan personal views Sought No Publicity I have not sought publicity and have spoken only when I had some thing to say on questions before the senate The real work of the sen OFFICER KILLED 3s I Sheriff E H 50 servinghis first term as Han cock county sheriff wns killed last night near Brltt when his gun dropped to the ground from his overcoat pocket He is survived by his wife and sever al stepchildren 2 MEN FOUND SHOT TO DEATH Police Believe Pair Died in Duel During Robbery Attempt CUMBERLAND Ma Feb 5 W Walton Borror 40 anil a young identity had not been definitely determined were found shot to death todayin Bor rors garage at Ridgeley W Va Each held a pistol from which several shots had been fired and po lice believed they were killed in a duel when the younger man tried to rob Borror The bodies were found by Edgar Borror brother The young man was tentatively Identified as Carl Shook 25 of Hampshire W Va Just heard of a woman who wears such light clothes that she uses thread for a chlson Globa to consider postoffice and treasury appropriation bills I have been faithful in my Attendance on and active in the work of all my com mittees I have been in constant attend ance at all sessions of the congress and have given careful study and attention to all legislative matters I have been glad to receive sugges tions and have been frank in ex pressing and explaining my views on all questions I have no opology to make for any vote I have cast It is of course impossible to satisfy Turn to Pago 8 Column 5 2 MORE DEATHS LAID TO GANGS Chicagos Crime Wave Goes Merrily on Weeks Total 6 CHICAGO Feb 5 mur ders one to the music of radio the other to the chatter of childrens voices kept Chicagos crime wave pounding steadily along today When two men slew Phillip Mar chese a racketeer near the Irving school at Lexington street and Hoyne avenue yesterday it made five gang slayirigs in six days When last night several men killed Jo seph Buckere in his home turning up the volume control of the radio to drown the sound of their shots It made six In addition two men lie critically wounded in Peoples hos pital victims of gang attacks Turned Radio On Marchese was well known to po lice as a gunman In 1928 he was accused of slaying another gangster but the case was nolle pressed Not much is known of Buckere Neigh bors said the man about 40 years old was In the grocery business He was alone in his well furnished flat on West Seventyfirst street when two men called last night Elizabeth Padzunas who conducts a grocery business on the ground floor of the two story flat building heard the men wnen they arrived and heard Buckere admit them A few minutes later there was the sound of voices raised in argument The music from the radio in the Buckere flat increased in volume and a moment later Mrs Padzunas heard the men running down the rear steps Many Heard Shots She was unable to enter the Eucke re apartment because of the spring lock and called police When they forced the door they aaid the radio was blaring away with Hail Hall the Gangs all Here and Buckeres body lay on the floor face down Despite the noise from the radio Mrs Padzunas said she heard the thud of Buckeres body when it fell ITuru o 1age 8 Column 2 at the optimistic bulletinwhich was issued today by Mr Tafts physi cians Dr Francis Hagner and Dr Thomas A Claytor and of the op portunity to see the former presi dent The white house has been keep ing in constant touch with the Taft Turn In Page 8 Column 4 FORMEROFFICER ADMITS GETTING LIQUOR BRIBES Witness Says He Split Collections With Sheriff Youth Under Sentence Prefers Fort Madison This Time Judge Hears DES MOINES Feb 5 cause he wanted to try something Mickle 28 alleged owner of a 16 year police record today awaited his removal to the state penitentiary at Fort Madison Mickle was found guilty of stealing an automobile yesterday and Judge O S Franklinsentenced him to 10 years in the state reformatory at Anamosa Ive been there before and if its just the same to you Id rather go to Fort Madison this time Mickle told the court JudgeFranklin pon dered a moment and then granted the request Mickle was first sent to the stats industrial school at Eldora in 1013 when he was 12 years old SHOT WOUND IS FATAL FOR MAN ON BRITT ROAD E H WaMert Sheriff Victim of Accidental f Discharge J B iRITT Feb E H Wahlert 50 died shortly after oclock last night when he was accidentally shot in the abdo men on a road about one and one half miles north of here last night Sheriff Wahlert and his deputy Bruce Orr of Garner had been In the vicinity of Britt in search of bootleggers according to the re port here this morning His car be came stuck in the snow and while hei was attempting to remove some ofthe snow his revolver is believed to have dropped from his outside pocket The impact on the ground discharged it and the shot entered the lower part of Mr WahlertS stomach Coroner Is Called A call was sent to Garner Im mediately for the coroner of Han cock county E A Ziegler who or dered the body taken to the Brltt undertaking parlors An inquest icld there this morning at jrot the decision that the death lad been entirely accidental Mr Wahlert had been a resident the county for many years pre vious to his election to the office ol sheriff at the last county bai loting He had a reputation In the county as a master mechanic nndy in nor J1 OKLAHOMA CITY Feb Barring Seek Denomination WEST UNION Feb offi cers in Fayette county have filed their petitions here for renomina tion to the offices they are holding Nine old officers have filed papers They are opposed by a total of four nonincumbents Will Rogers SS ILK DE FRANCE Feb 5 lake kinder sobered up Tuesday and bunches of us began drawing a dividend on our passage money by being directed to where the din ing salon was for the very first time I see by a de layed American paper that Mr Coolldge is goWILL ROGRKS ing to print the history of the United States on a single rock Well I could print the history of the present results of this disarmament conference on the head of a pin and have room enoughleft forthe chorus of Yes We Have No Bananas Seeyou m person Thursday Yours WILL ROGERS 5 unforeseen circum stances the government was ex pected to rest its case today in the trial of 30 residents of Pottawat omie county accused of participat ing in a giant liquor conspiracy Roy St Lewis United States dis trict attorney has indicated the governments intention of bringing its case to a close Attention to activities of the vast liquor ring which the government charges was operated under the eye of various city and county officials was shifted to the southern part of the district by the testimony of Andy Graham a former deputy sheriff Graham said he was appointed in January 1927 by Frank Fox then sheriff and one of the defend ants in the present trial He was assigned the territory embracing the oil towns of Asher Wamego St Louis and Pearson City mush room towns in the heart of rich oi Idevelopments Fox proposed after he had been serving a month in the district Graham said that he collect pro tection money from bootleggers and the deputy agreed His cut Graham testified was one third 01 his collections The other two thirds he said he turned over to Fox add ing that Fox told him he had to lake care of the county attorney out of his share Graham testified his sole law en forcement activities were the arrest of hi jackers and bootleggers not on the line In the county previous To his election At the time of his death he was the owner of the blacksmith and repair parts shop in Garner Mrs Wahlert Informed Mr Wahlert who was a native of Germany came to the United States with his parents while still a small child He had spent the major part of his life in Hancock county where he had a wide ac quaintance not only due to his po litical tendencies but to hia work as a master mechanic which called him to all parts of the territory He and Mrs Wahlert Hved in Brltt for many years but since about six years ago have been residents of Garner where they are the owners of one of the better resi dences in town Mrs Wahlert was informed of Mr Wahlerts death at about 1 oclock last night Mr Wahlert Hved only a few minutes however after the shot had entered his body Is War Veteran Mr and Mrs Wahlert have no children but Mrs Wahlert is tha parent of several children by a pre vious marriage A daughter Mrs George Reynolds and baby daugh Turn to Pago 8 Column 7 Wea BLAST CAUSES LOSS OF Explosion in Chicago Build ing May Have Been Gang Bomb CHICAGO Fen 5 explo sion possibly of a bomb did an es timated S35000 damage to a one story brick building on West Twen tysixth street early today Wreck age was tossed 2o feet in the air a witness told police Several men in a closed car cruised in the vicin ity jus before the explosion and then drove away Fire followed the explosion but was quickly extinguished Fire Chief John Maher said he did not believe the blast was due to gas but he would venture no positive opinion following a preliminary survey It Chief Maher who made the es timate of damage covering both building and conteits IOWA WEATHER Unsettled snow in north por tion Wednesday night and Thursday and rain or snow in southeast and south central portions Thursday somewhat warmer in southwest portion Wednesday nipht and in south cast nnd extreme east portions Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday maximum Tuesday 27 Minimum in Night 33 At 8 A M Wednesday J5 The influence of the lamb wa still in effect over North IOWE Wednesday Tuesdays maximurc was five degrees lower than on the previous day and 11 degrees lowev than on Monday But it was about 30 degrees higher than on the typ ical day in the latter cart of Janu ary ;