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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 7, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI VE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 7 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 104 Jokers in the Deck Parley Started Out Without Any Agenda By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 7 Of course the Lon don naval confab procrastinates it started with no agenda It is a wonder it func tions at all An agendum is a program of business to be done but diplo mats invariably say agenda which is its plur al form It is not j correct to speak of one agenda N e v e r t h eless that is just what even the highest diplo mats do Usually the agenda is the first thing they begin to plan when an in ternational gabfest is ahead TTHE agenda serves two purposes i at such a conference 1 It furnishes the conferees with a regular list of sub jects to take up and dispose of one by one and know when they are thru 2 Being adopted in advance it en ables the gatherings bosses to pre j vent discussion from drifting into unpleasant channels There general la some country represented which wants to settle one question or another that the rest prefer to let alone The minute an attempt is made to open it up the chairman remarks but isnt in the agenda and chokes it right off KILLED MINE BLAST OWEVER in this instance there was hardly a single topic that i s many as two powers out of the i ve due to attend the navy meeting old agree on as a safe theme to U they had waited to get together teejaa therejgouM hay e been nestmg r Agendaless the delegates not y have to feel their way ahead y have to feel mighty carefully they are in danger of maneuver Turn to Page 3 Column L lflFT IS BETTER DOCTORS REPORT f Former Chief Justice Has Brief Conversation With Brother WASHINGTON Feb 7 Physicians attending former Chief Justice Taft in an official bulletin at a m said that he was con tinuing to improve It was added that Taft was taking more nourish ment and was comfortable Taft spoke for a few minutes this morning to his brother Horace who arrived at the house early in the day The attending physicians altho encouraged by the former chief jus tices improvement would not com mit themselves as to whether this change in his condition would con tinue They were confident how ever that for the present at least the difficulties encountered over having him take nourishment were passed Mrs Taft following the custom she has observed since returning with her husband from Asheville N WCar took a bilef drive during the i A Horace Taft also left the house after seeing his brother and was gone for some time Military FEAR OF FRESH RIOTS IS CAUSE OF BOARDS ACT Warden Hears Guns and Explosives Are Hid den in Prison rANON CITY Colo Feb 7 Within pe gray granite walls of the Colorado state penitentiary a restless prison population awoke t iday to find itself under control of a military man who rose from a sick bed to strike with the mailed fist at a riotous group of convicts who in four months have taken 13 lives and caused inesti mable property damage The man austere inmanner and curt in speech is Col Patrick J Hamrock bred to army traditions and by his own admission a fight ing Irishman He led troops and won honors in the Sioux Indian cam paigns in Cuba and in France Board Wont Quit The dictatorship was declared yes terday by a harried state board of correction which had just worded a public statement refusing to comply with a demand by Gov William H Adams that it resign Its edict of military rule in the walled city said Turn o Pago 5 Column 5 BECK CONDEMNS G 0 l FOR ITS LIQUOR POLICIES Predicts Destruction of Party If Stand Is Not Changed WASHINGTON Feb 7 dicting the destruction of the republican party if it continues to sell its soul to the fanatical drys Representative Beck republican Pennsylvania today declared in the house that prohibition was like a cancer eating away the moral fiber of the American people Beck a former solicitor general of the United States recognized thruout the country as an authority on constitutional 1 a w declared that if the repub lican party be comes the party of prohibition it will perish Named to Run Colorado Prison Jury After Being Out 10 Hours Awards John Kelroy Damages of Hanlon Announces Company GETS VERDICT AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Janes man la the kind thats forever talkin about how hed run the kitchen but she was an old maid she sot him an couldnt expect much Gold Mine Never Was Says Scotty by Kirk JOHN KELROY Crisler to Be Gopher MINNEAPOLIS Feb 1 a copyright story the Minneapolis Tribune said today that Fritz Cris ler assistant football coach at the University of Chicago has been selected as head football coach at the University of Minnesota for 1030 and Tad Wieman former head coach at the University of Michi gan has been chosen as his first assistant The republi can party he asserted cannot hold forever a larger number of sfelf respecting men and women to whom the in tolerance of pro It cannot be half wet and half dry Produces Hypocrisy Beck said that prohibition had produced a collective hypocrisy which would spread only the more at increased efforts to enforce the dry laws While the Pennsylvanian saw little immediate possibility of repeal of the eighteenth amendment he suggested that livinggenerations were given the power to determine whether its provisions should be ex ercized and in what manner Each living generation he said can determine for itself whether they will pass affirmative legisla tion to enforce the eighteenth amendment of leave it without forcing statutes Even if this were not so he con tinued congress could without any violation of the constitution reach the conclusion that the methods of enforcement and the actual enforce ment of the eighteenth amendment were best left to the states When the American people thus recognize that the nonexercise of a power is not necessarily a challenge to the constitution they will in due time wholly sweep away that mons trous compound of iniquity and folly the Volstead law and upon its ruins build afresh Thev will rec POLICE PAID WITH WARRANTS Chicago Hands Out Scrip to Employes in Lieu of Cash CHICAGO Feb 7 city today began paying off some bills and some scrip Tax anticipation warrants bear ing the signatures of Mayor Thompson and Deputy Controller Victor Petterson were made avail able to policemen firemen and other employes who were willing to take their back pay in this manner There was no general issuance of the warrants Those who wanted to be paid with scrip were obliged to request them at the comptrollers office The problem of cashing the warrants rested entirely with those who received them In cases where employes found themselves finan cially able to retain the tax war rants they possessed paper calling for six percent interest Relief Committee Objects Altho it was pay day for schoo teachers they received no money H Wallace Caldwell president 01 the school board is in New York city seeking money to meet th schools payroll The total now due Turn in Vifc Column 6 Turn In Column I Woman With Stye on Her Eye Is Hunted as Store Robbe CHICAGO Feb 7 woma with a stye on her eye was out rob bing people early today and tellinj them shed shoot if they failed t behave themselves Mrs Benjamin Skolnik who own a grocery store on the near hort side was robbed of A man ac companied the woman thief and car ned the pistol but the tractive and in her late twenties made all the announcements In the last several days severa robberies have been reported i which a woman was one of th thieves Cab drivers heretofore hav been the principal victims Will Appeal From Verdict A VERDICT of for the plaintiff was returned by the jury in John Kelroys action for flood damages from the Peoples Gas and Electric company The agreement reached at oclock Thursday evening was sealed by the jurors and opened by Judge Joseph J Clark at the opening of court Friday morning The jurors deliberated on the case close to 10 hours the action having been submitted at noon Thursday It was understood at the courthouse that the vote was unanimous for the plaintiff from the start the matter of agreement beingonly as to the question of the amount Several jurors it is said were in favor of giving the plaintiff the full amount sought Mrs Potter Foreman At no time however was the argument among the jurors a leated one it was learned As soon as the case was submitted they lected Mrs Luella B Potter fore man The first vote showed a unan mous vote in favor of giving the ilaintiff damages From then until inal agreement was reached the iiestion was on the amount The plaintiff attorneys John Sen neff and John Senneff Jr ex pressed satisfaction over the out comeiof the case Mr Kilroy also Will Be Appealed C P J Hanlon president of the Peoples Gas and Electric company who returned Friday morning from Ihicago stated the matter would be appealed The defendant has 30 days in which to file a motion for a new trial and exceptions It is understood that the attor neys for the defendant Park Cham jerlain Anambsa and Smith and Teeney of Mason City took excep tion to the instructions of judge contending these did not restrict the damages to show the proportionate share caused by the dam Overruled Motion The latter part of the trial Judge M H Kepler who presided over the case overruled a motion of the de fendant for special interrogations o the jury under which the jury would have been required to set forth the amount of damages caused by various causes The jurors in the case were Lil lian Pettis 1038 West State street Frank Welsh Mason City Cora iurry 1051 Fourth street south west Lavina Whipple 126 South Virginia avenue Luella B Potter 110 North Adams avenue Frances Sondrol and John Miles Clear Lake Carl Ficken and Paul Smith Rockwell John Hovel Plymouth and Ralph Gilchrist and Dan En gington Sheffield LOS ANGELES Cal Feb 7 Jf mysterious desert gold mine of fabulous wealth which western legend has credited to the ownership of Death Valley Scpt ty picturesque survivor of the bon anza days floated into the land of burst bubbles today as the result of a confession by Scotty himself At the same time Scotty admit ted that a recent report that he had lost 56000000 in the stock market didnt have as much solid reality about it as some people thot altho he did say that he was broke as the result of security speculation Thar Aint No Gold For 40 years Scotty whose real name is Walter Scott has lived the life of an uncrowned king in the barren southern California desert The story that he had a hidden gold mine in the desert gained wide cred ence frdm the spectacular fashion in which he made excursions into the outer world spending money lavishly This fictive cloud of wealth he dissipated here last night with the simple statement that thar aint no gold mine thar never was He asserted that his source ot money had been A M Johnson millionaire retired insurance man from Chicago Scotty had just returned here from Chicago where he interrupted a projected trip to Paris with the statement that he had gone broke In the stock rharket He gave his aedtie A flick and wavedhi sio gallon hat and told all within hear ing distance that he had been living on other peoples money and was in truth Death Valleys press agent par excellence Miners Tracked Him He took occasion to laugh at jealous miners who hired Indians to track him across western waste lands in the hope of locating his fabulous gold mine Scotty gained his first notoriety in 1D05 when be chartered a Santa Fe train for a run from Los Angeles to Chicago just to see how fast the trip could be made The recdrd of 444 hours and 54 minutes still stands GREAT BRITAIN AGREES TO US PLAN OF PARITY Stimsons Suggestions Completely Accepted by British ONDON Feb i Min i ister MacDonald this afternoon ssued a pronouncement of the Brit sh governments policy for the nav al conference which members of the American delegation declared they egarded as complete acceptance of loints put forward in the American statement late yesterday The American statement which vas issued by Colonel Henry L Stimson head of the delegation ixed a way to parity between the wo nations The British desire for ultimate abolition of battleships and sub marines and for immediate limita ion of cruisers and other categor es were outstanding points in the detailed concrete statement of the British stand MacDonald made a concession to he French and Japanese viewpoints While advocating immediate aboli tion of the submarine he indicated willingness to agree to a continu ance of this weapon if it was re stricted to purely defensive pur poses i Finds Some New Thots indicated wjUimness to IOWA FRIENDS BOOMING CLARK Supporters to Meet Satur day to Plan for Can didacy DES MOINES Feb 7 litical friends or Howard J Clark DCS Moines attorney will meet here tomorrow to perfect prelimin ary plans for bringing out Clark as a republican candidate for United States senator While Clark would not comment upon or anticipate the action of his political following tomorrow he said he would have a statement on his position lor publication next Tuesday Clark was a candidate for the United States senate in the primary election in 1926 as the opponent of Smith W Brookhart Clark never has held major pub lic office He attracted considerable notice a few years ago for liis views on the federal reserve sys tem and this brot him considerable support in rural districts of the state BANDITS HOLD UP LEEDS BANK 2 Armed Men Escape With in Robbery Near Sioux City BULLETIN CHEHOKEE Feb 7 Two men suspected as the ones who held up Leeds State bank at Leeds a suburb of Sioux City this morning were arrested here shortly after noon today nnd tiikcn to Sioux City by sheriffs Tho men were Don Hoover 23 uncl Tim Hanlon 86 SIOUX CITY Feb 7 armed bandits held up and robbei the Leeds State bank in Leeds L suburb of between and 4 000 In cash about oclock thi morning The bandits displayed re volvers as they entered the bam and ordered four employes and tw customers to lie face downward o the floor Scooping up all the money I sight both on the counters and in the tills and vault the robbers hastily stuffed it into sacks and us they prepared to depart ordered the employes and customers to enter the vault Locking the doors the bandits left the building jumped into a car and made their escape IOWA CANDIDATE FATE OF OTHER WORKERS IN PIT STILLUNCERTAIN Five Entombed Men Are Rescued From Gas Filled Mine BULLETIN SALT LAKE CITY Feb 7 Discovery of four more bodies in the gus swept mino of the Standard Coal Mining com pany nt Standardville Utah shortly before noon today brot to 20 the list of dead In an ex plosion there lato last night in cruiser categories While the American delegation expressed the opinion that the state ment was acceptance of Colone Stimsons announcement it inform ally indicated there were certain new thots in the British statement which must be discussed with Am erican naval experts beforb the Am ericans could indicate complete agreement with it These points in clude for example reduction of air craft tonnage and limitation of the size of aircraft carriers The MacDonald memorandum was stated to represent the views not only of the British government and British experts but of all the do minions The statement was put in to its present form last week am was discussed with dominion repre sentatives all of whom are said to have agreed Stimsons own words best detail the proposal or arrangement with reference to Great Britain He said Following discussions among our selves and negotiations with the British and the Japanese which have clarified the limits of a possi ble agreement our delegation has made suggestions as follows First with Britain immediate parity with every class of ship in the navy The gross tonnage of these two fleets is substantially 1200000 tons apiece To Hivvo Absolute rnrity Negotiations between Prcsilcnt Hoover and Prime Minister Mnc Donnld last summer practically re Tiirn to 5 Column 3 Vlnn BlR Shosv DECORAH Feb Anton Bernatz Post American Legion which recently announced Decorahs fourth annual automobile show to be held in the C K Preus gymna sium Luther college Feb 20 21 22 has enlarged the project and has included a style and food show Robbery of the Leeds State bank today brot to three the number of holdups committed in Iowa this year The Trust and Savings bank at Quimby was robbed of 57808 Jan 3 and the Farmers State bank at Garnavillo was robbed of 52000 Jan 20 Last year bank robbers held up 14 Iowa banks and escaped with less than 525000 Stanbery to PLYMOUTH Feb S Stanbery Mason City attorney will be the speaker nt a special service in the Methodist church here Sun day sponsored by the Boy Scouts Gilmore Lindgren is scoutmaster here Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb from the old country Thursdny and for a country that has no t r adi t i o n or background you are not bsd Have read all your papers Thursday o n the conference and here is one thing they seem to overlook that really makes this thinj hard er than you WILL KOGKKS think You must remember that its national pride that they arc juggling with There is far more pride involved at this conference than ships The minute you a nation they naturally think you are establishing their importance in comparison to everybody else Nations dont mind being small hut they dont want it advertised to the world So remember Its not tonnage they are proratin its prestige If they only had io divide up ships they would be home next week Yours WILL ROGERS Thomus J Walsh 44 former owner of Cleveland busclmll club and former catcher for Clii Cubs is expected to be drafted by democrats as candidate for governor 20 PERSONS ARE BEING HELD IN RUBIO SHOOTING Portes Gil Pushes Investi gation of Attempt at Murder MEXICO CITY Feb 7 spread investigation of the at tempt Wednesday against the lif of Pascual Ortiz Rubio pushei today by Emilio Portes Gil fniniste of interior Military judiciary ani police authorities cooperated Inaddition to the assassin Dan icl Flores who was held in militari prison here about 20 others vver under detention in Mexico City Sev en others including two brothers o Flores named Arnulio and Pilai were arrested at San Luis Potos and are being held there President Ortiz Rubio continued to improve after a second operation yesterday for removal of a splinter in his jaw where the bullet of the assassin struck him Newspapermen were shown the missile which was flattened to the thickness of a dime probably against the glass with which the presidents car xvas en closed before it struck him None of the six others injured in the shooting was in serious condi tion injuries of all being minor ex cept that of the chauffeur of the presidents car who was wounded in the shoulder Senora De Ortix Rubio anti the presidents young niece Senorita Maria Rosh both of whom were grazed by bullets were up and about LAKE CITY Feb 7 Five of the ten entombed miners n the Standard Coal company mine at Standardville Utah were res ued alive today With 16 bodies located in mine which was swept by an ex ilosion late last night the fate of ive men remained undetermined his morning Four other men came out of the mine after the explosion f the total of 30 vTho were working on the night shift The five rescued this morning bad barricaded themselves against deadly fumes of the carbon monoxV de gas and had not suffered any ill effects The No 1 slope where the rescued men were found wag reported tOj have been free of gas May Res cue Other Five With the mine cleared of the gaa fumes thru restoration the ven tilating system and with verylittle debris throym down Toy the sion it said the rescuers aid nob Bnd their way id impeded The so far dis closed are assumed to have been caused by gas fumes A strong1 possibility was seen that the remaining five men might also be found alive A of horror was told by three men Rubio Monroe Andy Dough erty and Gerald Banasky who were in the main tunnel when the blast crumbled the walls but escaped be fore the deadly gas reached them A fourth man rescued from the mine was not identified Dougherty said they were work ing in the main tunnel of the mine when the blast rocked the hillside and the walls crumbled He said T L Pritchett who was working with him rushed deeper into the mino to rescue his brother F H Pritch ett and never came back He said Turn to Pago 5 Column 8 YOUNG WOMAN GIVEN LIFE Sentence Passed on New York Shoplifter Under Baumes Law NEW YORK 7 Rosen 21 with a police record as a shoplifter was in jail today under life sentence as the first woman convicted as a fourth offender under the Baurnes habitual criminal law She was sentenced yesterday after a jury deliberating 15 min utes decided that four pleas of guilty which she had entered to charges of shoplifting during the last 10 years brot her under the provisions of the Baumes law Arresting officers in each of the four cases were in court to identi fy her They said they knew her by numerous Hliisest and identified her by her titian hair r Continued Mild Spell in Prospect for Iowa WeekEnd Report Says DES MOINES Feb 7 tinued mild weather will start the weekend for lowans the weather bureau here said today Tempera tures will remain about the same with the sky clear Low temperatures at Council Bluffs and Davenport last night were 32 degrees jtist freezing1 Keo kuks Sioux Citys minimum was 30 Des Koines 27 Dubuque3 26 and Charles Citys 18 In London recently a bahy the alarm for fire nnd roused the occupants A campaign is to ue launched urging every householder to install one of those useful little Opinion IOWA WEATHER Mostly fnir Friday night and Saturday no decided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS t GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 31 Above in ZSlgfht 38 Above At 8 A M Friday 20 Above Believe it or night brot the coldest night temperature recorded thus far in February And it wns 18 above at that There was a touch of melting Thursday when the mercury ascended to 2 degrees above freezing but the absence of a bright sun protected the snow S ;