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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 6, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 61930 UNXTED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPFUSMENTAL SERVICE NO Drys Drown Out Wets Prohibition Fight Waxes Hot in Congress By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb tion would not be much of a fight in congress this session if it were between wets and drys alone According to all rules the wets are in bad shape Their minority hopeless ever since the eight eenth amend 15 at itssmallest right now Even those who remain have lost their bitterest scrappers at least in the like Senators Bruce of Maryland and Edwards of New Jersey beaten in the last election Among the repre sentatives such hard hitters are left as Congressmen LaGuardia and Black but both handicapped by their New York origin which discounts them as wets of course i SO if the encounter were solely between wets and drys there not be any encounter wbat In the house of representatives the wets simply would be hushed allowed to say a word They could talk in the senate because speech making is entirely unregulat ed there but there are not enough of them to keep it up long Nevertheless at the two ends of the capitol building at once prohi bition is already the hottest fight of the session hotter than ithas been any time yet and getting hot ter every day IT is not on account of the wets io they are stirring it up all jean Jis because the drys areby the il as could have been Siy need a few readjustments here there but they are being made res its attacks on the pres ent enforcement program the worst way An opposing faction of them denounces the entire enforcement thus far as a grotesque fizzle using stronger language than the most violent wet ever howls for the scalp of every official connected with it from the top on down personal angles are involved in the rumpus too For instance the senate recently voted to abolish the custom of per mitting congressmen who have been abroad home without a custom je investigation Three representatives who are under in dictment charged with trying to smuggle in liquor under thin privi promptly interpreted the sen ates action as kioiri at them and are mad hornets of Nebraska try ing to get congress to pass a strict er District of Columbia dry law than Attorney General Mitchell thinks would be desirable finds himself challenged to dry up his own home city of Omaha Senators Boiah and Wheeler charge that government agents have Turn io Fuge Column 1 London Discount Rate Is Cut to 4 Per Cent LONDON Feb 6 dis count rate of the Bank of England was reduced today from 5 to 4V4 per cent The reduction was due to the recent inglow of gold and improve rnent of the national monetary sit uation whiclt insisted reOsntJy ip re ductions of the bank rates of Ger many and France AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I dont know of nothm more aggravatin than the hives unless its watchin a man tryin to thread a needle TO RETAIN SUBS s Against Former State Official OKLAHOMA MAN IS ACCUSED OF TAKING One Time Assistant At torney General Got Money Claim CITY Feb 6 Filing of state and federal charges against W Oscar Gordon former assistant attorney general of Oklahoma provided a starling cli max today to the already sensation al trial of the Pottawatomie cofnty liquor conspiracy case in United States district court here The federal complaint in which Gordon was charged with extortion was disclosed shortly after the gov ernment rested its case in the trial of 26 defendants including Randall Pitman county attorney and Frank Fox former sheriff of Pottawa tomie county Gordon is not a defendant in the conspiracy case in which the gov ernment is attempting to prove ex istence of a vast ring including numerous city and county officers which it is charged controled the liquor racket in the oil fields of Pottawatomie county Both charges are the direct re sult of testimony given for the gov ernment by Homer Kinappenberger and confessed member of the liquor line in which he said he had paic Gordon a total of 52300 to escape prosecution in connection with ac tivities of the conspirators The state charge filed in Semi nble county by Homer Bishop coun ty attorney was revealed late last night when Frank Graul evidence man for Bishop arrivedin Okla homa City with a warrant charging Gordon with a conspiracy to obtain bribes Grau did not arrest Gordon Bis hop stating that no such action would be taken without permission of federal officials Neither had Gordon been arrested on the federal warrant Marriage Flans of Des Moines Couple Halted by Police DES MOINES Feb 6 ford F Dyer 20 and his chorus girl bride to be Margie Lamage both of Dea Moines found their romance blocked by the law when they went to St Joseph Mo to be married yesterday Dyer was arrested by St Joe police and held for Des Moines au thorities on a charge of larceny of an auto The car he was driving when ar rested was obtained at a Des Moines car renting agency the Missouri of ficers said The youth waived ex tradition i SPANISH REBELS GIVEN LIBERTY Royal Decree Liberates Per sons Facing Sedition Charges MADRID Feb 6 royal decree was issued today declaring a general amnesty for all persons ac cused or convicted of rebellion or sedition against the Spanish gov ernment during the dictatorship of Gen Primo de Rivera who was overthrown last week The decree wiped out charges against Jose Antonio Sanchez Guer ra former liberal premier who has been facing retrial on account of sedition growing out of the abor tive Ciudad Real rebellion1 of 1H28 and against other civilians and army officers connected with revov lutionary attempts at that city and Valencia and Segovia The action was taken on the an niversary of the death of Maria Cristina mother of King Alfonso who died last year after a long Ill ness Several hundred persons many of them officers in the artil lery corps are affected Sanchez Guerra intends immedi ately to reenter politics probably heading a new political group TAFT ILL ARRIVES AT CAPITAL Accompanied by Kr FrancisMajrner his physician retiring Chief Justice William Howard Taft of the U S supreme court Is snapped as he was wheeled thru the Union station at Washington on his return from Asheville N Car a very sick man President Hoover has appointed Charles Evans Hughes to succeed the former president on the supremu court bench BRADY JURY IS STILL AT ODDS Jurors Stand 10 to 2 for Conviction Judge Or ders Them Back AUSTIN Texas Feb 6 Deadlocked foimore than 36 hours the jury in the trial of John W Brady former Texas jurist charged with stabbing to death Miss Lehlia Highsmith Texas capitol 5hogra pher Nov 9 today resui d its ap parently hopeless deliberations Reported standing 10 to 2 for conviction with a heavy penalty the jury twice reported to Judge J D Moore it was unable to a verdict Each time the jurist ordered it back for further deliberations He did not indicate how long he would hold the jurors SLEEPING POTION IS GIVEN TAFT Greatest Difficulty Is in Tak ing Food Say Phy sicians BULLETIN WASHINGTON Fell B Howard Tuft was given a sleep producing potion tty his physicians this after noon to aid him in obtaining moro rest WASHINGTON Feb B After examining former Chief Jus tice Taft this morning DrFrancis R Hagner said that Mr Taft had experienced some difficulty in tak ing nourishment but otherwise was abcut the same as yesterday The physician said that Mr Taft appeared to be as alert as he was yesterday and that his general con dition seemed unchanged He added that Mr Taft had a good nights rest A bulletin signed by Dr Thomas A Claytor and Dr Francis R Hag ner was made public at the white housed shortly before noon It said There is no material change in ief Justice Tafts condition There is no fever and his pulse is satis factory Greatest difficulty is to ad minister sufficient nourishment MILITARY MAN TO RUN PRISON National Guard Officer Hopes to Prevent Canon City Riots CANON CITY Colo Feb 6 IP military regime will be insti tuted at the state penitentiary here immediately under the dictat orship of Patrick J Hamrock former adjutant of the Colorado national guard Charles J Moynihan chairman of the state board of corrections announced to day This step was being taken in an effort to quell intermittent dis orders at the institution Moynihan said The board nf corrections voted unanimously to install Hamrock as special deputy warden tinder War den Francis E Crawford Moynihan said the existing ad ministration of the prison would not be disturbed but that Col Hamrock would be given a free hand in restoring order and in at tempting to prevent recurrences of riots and fires such as have occurred in the last few months YOUTH SHOOTS QUARRELING DAD Parent Found Abusing His Family by Boy Called From Cage Game MILWAUKEE Wls Feb 6 UP home from a basketball game in which he was playing last night Guatav Tietz Jr 20 found his father 51 abusing his family and shot him to death Tietz senior had been quarreling with his family earlier in the even ing He said there were too many months to feed for what was com ing in Police were called and quieted him When his son left Tietz resumed histirade and strucK on of his daughters When young Tietz summoned by his mother entered the house the father advanced upon him with a heavy steel magnet The youth pro cured a gun and fired Young Tietz was held without charge James S Ross of Britt Is New Hancock Sheriff RENO IN REPLY TOHAM1LLON COOP MEETING Legge Not Pleased With Governors Plans Jpwan Told DES MOINES Feb 6 Quot ing a statement from Alexander Legge chairman of the federal farm board Milo Reno president of the Iowa Farmers Union today re plied to two letters made public by Governor John Hammill regarding a livestock marketing confeernce here last Jan 18 After Reno had declined to serve on a committee named by Hammill the governor yesterday quoted let ters from C B Denman federal farm board member and F G Kee ner of Columbus Ohio who repre sented the board at the meeting which said official sanction had been given to the conference Legges Statement Reno today made public the fol lowing statement f rom Liegge Tne 1 board make Former Office Holder Ap pointed to Succeed E H Wahleit BRITT Feb S Ross Britt was appointed to the office of sheriff of Hancock county this morning by the board of supervisors to take the place of E H Wahlel t 10 was accidentally killed Tues day night when his gun was dis charged by dropping from its hol ster to the road north of Britt During the World war Mr Ross served as sheriff and in this ca pacity the supervisors stated ho showed himself to be present For this reason they believe that Ilia appointment will be met with wide approval Mr Ross will not be a candidate for election in the June primaries local officials have been told The supervisors state that the past record of Mr Rosa is suffi cient proof of his good qualifica tions fish of one organization and fowl of another The Farmers Union is equally free to develop same or sim ilar programs under the same con ditions and identical treatment will be accorded by the farm board in finances and otherwise Mr Ketner is free to organize as far as the farm board is concerned anywhere in the corn belt where duplication will not result and where business justifies organization Commenting on a statement in Ketners letter that refusal of farm organization leaders to cooperate with Governor Hammills Committee places the organization or individ ual in a very undesirable position Legge said that is a foolish atti tude and expression on Ketners part C E Huff president or the Na tional Farmers Union told Reno he had an interview with yes terday and claimed neither he nor Denman was pleased with the char acter of the Jan 18 conference Reno telegraphed Legge asking for his views on the two letters Ham mill made public Now Before Farmers This whole situation is now be fore the farmers of Iowa in its true light either Governor Hammill is ignorant of the fact that he is be ing useci by a bunch of job hunters or he is a willing accessory in the hope of promoting his political for tunes to a malicious program of depriving the farmers of Iowa on their own marketing institutions Reno said The Iowa Farmers Union entered into an agreement with the Farm Bureau and the Iowa Livestock Shippers association to handle their own livestock marketing affairs and they will not backtrack one step from that position HAUGEN OLEO BILL IS PASSED House Votes Measure to In clude Colored Compounds in Tax Act WASHINGTON Feb 6 house today passed by a vote of 245 to 74 the Haugen bill to include artificially colored cooking com pounds under the taxing provisions of the oleomargarine act The meas ure goes to the senate The bill was amended to provide that it should not be effective un til six months after enactment Opponents of the measure which has been before the house in sev eral previous sessions assailed it as a packers bill Supporters urged its passage as a farm relief meas ure VALLSTOSTAY ATLAREDO POST Texas Senate Confirms Ap pointment of District AUSTIN Tex Feb 8 Texas senate today had confirmed the nomination of John A Vails ti be district attorney of the 49th ju dicial district which include Laredo Vails confirmation had been op posed by some Laredo citizens who claimed his alleged unfriendlj attitude toward the Mexican gov eminent caused strained relation between Laredo and officials oJ Mexico The Mexican government closed the consulate at Laredo for thirtj days recently after Vails had threatened to arrest former presi dent Calles of Mexico on a charge of conspiracy to murder The appointment was considered in executive session but the doors were closed only a few minutes when the decision was announced indicating there was no opposi tion Will Rogers SS ILE DE FRANCE Feb 6 one person that I have missed on this trip home was Cha r le s E Hughes On my last one no one on the boat will ever forget his clieerful good nature and the whole souled fellow that he showed himself When he landed evervbodv was in favor of givWILL ROGERS ing him the same position in America that Mussolini so thoro ly enjoys in his country I es pecially missed him Tuesday night in the charity entertain Iment He Is a fine fellow and smarter too than yon would think He is not so much in book learning but in his rough un couth native way he will make us a good man on that supreme couch and he cant possibly do us any harm for supreme court de cisions will always remain the same five against four When its six to three thats called unanimous So good luck to you Charley Yours WILL ROGERS FRENCH THEORY TO PREVAIL IN LAST ANALYSIS U S and Great Britain Hold Out for Elimi nation f ONDON Feb 6 What Tyir tually amounts to a fivepower agreement by which submarines will not be abolished altho their activities will be restricted was said in con ference circles this afternoon to have already been achieved No formal understanding has been recorded but it was said the United States and Great Britain while ad vocating the abolition of submarines were prepared to accept the French viewpoint which provides for con tinuation of this branch navies but with the application of human izing rules governing war activi ties France is supported by Japan and Italy while willing to abolish sub marines insists on having them If France does Plenary Session Tuesday In conference circles this after noon it was generally believed that this is what will happen at iext Tuesdays plenary session The United States and Great Britain will advocate the total abolitionTof submarines France will submitia proposal for the continuance Of Sub marines but with re strictlons These will be similar to those laid down by the W ashin gton conference HUMBOLDTWINS OECLAM HONORS Six Schools Compete in Con ference Elocution Contests ALGONA Feb the filial checkup of the results for the Littls Six conference declamatory con tests held in Eagle Grove Hum boldt Algona Hampton Webster City and Clarion last night the Humboldt speakers were winners of first place with 52 points and Webster City and Algona were tied for second with 59 points Hampton students finished third with 60 points Clarion fourth with 73 and Eagle Grove fifth with 75 A total of 108 students were en rolled in the work previous to the eliminations made last night This has been one of the most outstand ing years in declamatory work for some time according to local school officials We saw him with our own the modern Sir Walter Raleigh The wheels spun and the car wouldtf t move Unhesitatingly he took oft Ms coat and spread it down in the snow and slush that the twirling wheels might take hold and func George Huckins Is Lodged in Hospital INDEPENDENCE Feb 6 George Elmer Huckins was in the slate hospital for the insane here today for treatment as a narcotic addict The operator of a business which was said to have paid investors from 26 to 52 per cent dividends was described as in a poor physical condition altho he stood the trip from Cedar Rapids well He was ac companied by Sheriff Harry Man chester Huckins and his father Elmer S Huckins of Hancock Wis are both under indictments charged with ob taining money under false pretenses from investors in their unknown but highly profitable business tASILY ASSASSINSSHOT Youth Shoots New Presi dent of Mexico in Cheek MEXICO CITY Feb 6 Pas cual Ortiz Rubio president of Mexico since yesterday noon rest ed easily today at his home with a wound from a 38 caliber pistol shot in his cheek and jaw inflicted by an assassin just two hours after his inauguration His physician and his secretary who was with him when the at tempt was made on his life be lieved he would be recovered suffi ciently within about a week to as sume the duties of his new office Meanwhile Emilio Fortes Gil who turned the presidency over to Ortiz Rubio in his new capacity of min ister of the interior in the one day old government conducted an in vestigation of the shooting which he believed was the development of a widespread plot Fired Six Shots The assassin himself was held in the Mexico City military headquar ters the subject of almost continu ous questioning since oclock yesterday when he fired six shots at the automobile of the president as he left his first cabinet meeting at the national palace Seven others their names undivulged were held by the police Police finally settled upon the assassins Identity as Daniel Flores 22 from the little town of Charcos San Luis Potosi Altho he carried a small picture of the Virgin of Guad alupe in his pocket they did not be lieve his crime had a religious mo tive but laid it rather to a plot of Vasconcelistas as adherents of the defeated presidential candidate Jose Vnsconcelos are known Bystanders Arc Hurt None of the six others wounderl by the shots from Flores gun was Turn io i Column 4 GPISWOLO NEW CHICAGO BISHOP Episcopal Diocese Formerly Held by Bishop Ander son Filled CHICAGO Feb 6 The Rt Rev Sheldon Munson Griswold was elected bishop of the Protestant Episcopal diocese of Chicago sub ject to the ratification of the lay council of the diocese H succeeds the late Bishop Charles P Ander son StatesTand Gfeat Brit kin Will accept this since It is known in advance that both France and Japan are adamant in their insistence that submarines should not be abolished French Delegates Object LONDON Feb 6 P French navy conference circles declared flatly that France would not in any way consider now the abolition of submarines The pronouncement was in answer to the announcement of the American delegation head Col Henry L Stimson that at next Tuesdays plenary session he would propose abolition of underwater craft France as had already been fore cast it was said Intends to make proposals for humanization of submarine warfare It was under stood the main French stipulation would forbid the sinking of mer chant vessels in wartime unless they were armed heavily In this case Lhe nations would bind themselves to make every provision for the safety of crews Subs Necessary France The French announcement was made after a meeting of the delega tion last night at which the Sub marine question was examined again sn the basis of an announcement that America and Great Britain were agreed on the advisability of abolishing the craft The outcome of the deliberation was a reaffir mation of the old stand that sub marines are a necessity for France It was understood that Premier Tardinu plans at next Tuesdays plenary session to meet the proposal for abolition of the undersea boat with a speech in which he will say Turn to 5 Column 2 fr Wea IOWA WEATHER Fnir Thursday nipht and Frt day somewhat colder in wesft und north portions Thursday night nml In extreme cost por tion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday m niiig Maximum Wednesday 30 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Tliiirsiluy 28 The little melting and packing which has been going on each day for the past week or so has reduced the snow blanket from 10 inches to about 4 inches V ;