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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION r VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY FEBRUARY 10 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 106 Career Men Suffer x Reorganization o f Diplomatic Ranks Progresses 155 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 10 President Hoov er certainly is reorganizing the upper ranks of the U S diplo matic service as fast as he can at present From the coun selors of embas sies on down thru the succes sive grades of secretaries and miscellaneous un derlings Uncle Sams workers in foreign fields are recognized as holding their jobs mainly on a ca reer basis Some of the higherups were hoping un til recently that Washington had adopted a similar policy toward their positions President Coolidge did take that view of them but evidently not President Hoover Among overseas capitals whither newlyappointed American ministers or ambassadors have sailedsince i last inauguration day are I Berlin Budapest Copenhagen Havana Helslngfors London Mad rid Paris Peking Prague Rome San Jose de Costa Rica Sofia Stockholm Teheran Tirana Vienna land a few of them iJmighty well known capitals two or a three which most folk probably i would have to look up in a gazetteer s or hunt for with a microscope in an I atlas THE list is not a full list either It includes only the names of big important capitals which are to remember or of smaller bnes where changes have been made mo lately as not to have been forgot Moreover a fresh batch of ap fcointments is delivered by the whlta ouge to the senate for confirma bro or three times weekly tatioris are that before the has finished a very few Ambassador V S Gibson at Brussels and ft Ambassador Joseph C Crew ftambul meaning Constaijti will remain out of the corps if foreign representatives which r Hoover Inherited from his pre aecessors pHE firing of an ambassador does not matter much All the embassies cost far more to fkeep up than they pay in salaries fOnly rich men can afford to accept After holding them for a few i years and getting all the social fun out of them that they are good for most of their incumbents are willing to quit simply because they are get ting tired of the game Even if not it is no actual hardship to them to be thrown out However there are some lega tions where ministers hold forth which pay fiving wages That is to Tuni to Page 8 Column 5 INDICTED BY U S Farm Groups Criticize Solon s for Tariff Actions LETTER WARNS ELECTION TIME ISNT FAR OFF Congress Scored for Not Giving Agriculture Fair Deal Feb 10 V Agriculture has joined hands with labor in opposing the tariff bill as rewritten by the senate An open letter from representa tives of seven of the leading farm organizations of the country was in the hands of members of the sen ate today charging them with for getting the objective for which tariff readjustment was begun Only a few days ago a similar open letter came from the tariff group of the American Federation of Labor arguing that the slashes that the senate was making in the rates on manufactured articles threatened the well being of work ing men in a group of industries Theletter warned that an election was approaching Recalled Hoover Speech The letter from the farm organ izations presented excerpts from the acceptance speech of President Hoover and said that members of general farm organizations and cooperatives who have been called here by the situation that has arisen have noticed that the objec tive for which tariff adjustment was begun appears to have been forgotten M This forgetfiilness the com munication added was illustrated by the defeat of the rates which were requested by a combined agri culture on sugar blackstrap mo lasses casein hides and the fats and oils The tariff bill as it in the senate docs not grant increases Turn to Piigo 8 Column 1 FAYETTE MAN IS SENTENCED Richard Rung Given 10 Year Term By Iowa City Judge IOWA CITY Feb 10 ard Rung 23 of West Union was sentenced 10 years in the Fort Madison penitentiary Saturday by District Judge R G Popham oil a plea of guiity to forging a check at Hills Rung was arrested at West Union last ulght alter the grand jury had Indicted him AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Jane is foolish to take her yearly allowance all at once A man likes to give a little at a time sos he can feel an bountiful ever uay Gasparri Is Succeeded by New Official VATICAN CITY Feb 10 Cardinal Pacelli today formally took over the office of secretary of state for the Vatican state He was received by Pope Pius early this morning and Immediately there after commenced his functions re lieving Cardinal Gasparri after assuming office Cardinal Pacelli greeted the retiring secretary of state under whose tenure the Lateran treaties estab lishing the peace of the Holy See and the Italian state were consum mated Cardinal Gasparrls retirement came on the eve of the first anni versary of the signing of the Later an accord Just as the signing of the Latern accord marked a tre mendous step forward in the rela tions of the Holy See and the Quir inal so the past year has seemed to clear up many of the misunder standings between the two govern ments a situation largely credited to the outgoing cardinal Cardinal Pacelli until recently has been Papal Nuncio at Berlin While there he made a notable rec ord for himself as a diplomat He returned to Rome recently to be made a cardinal and remained to learn something of the office which Cardinal Gasparri wished to be re lieved of because of increasing age and poor health WOMAN IS THOT VICTIM OF GANG Body Believed Thrown Out of Auto Found on Cali fornia Highway LOS ANGELES Feb 10 Believed to have been taken for a ride and slain by a gang of rum runners the body of Mrs Billie Payne 33 was at the morgue here today while police searched for the owner of a stained handkerchief bearing the initial H and regard ed as the best clew to the murderer Mrs faynes body was found early yesterday on the Long Beach Los Angeles highway by James Allen of Long Beach Parts of the womans clothing and jewelry had been scattered along the highway for a quarter of a mile before her beaten body was thrown from a speeding automobile Had Lived Parents The womans skull had been frac tured three times by heavy blows and one arm was torn off Police established her identity by an auto mobile operators license and a card bearing the name of Price B Payne Long Beach concessionaire the womans estranged husband Payne taken into custody for questioning said he married Mrs Payne last Aug 2 and they separ ated 17days later after he had learned of her friendship with a man he believed to be a San Fran cisco rum runner Payne said he had not seen his wife recently and that she was living with her parents Mr andL Mrs William T Key of Compton Gal Could Not Find Her K Kidd a brotherinlaw of Mrs Payne taken into custody at the Key home where he had come to inquire about the woman said he accompanied her to a dance in Long Beach Saturday night He said they had several drinks and started home about midnight Mrs Payne he said sat on the hotel steps while he went for his automobile When he returned five minutes later she was gone Kidd said he searched for the woman until oclock after which he went home to bed be lieving Mrs Payne had gone home with someone she knew Payne and Key expressed the belief that she had been taken for a ride Both pro fessed knowledge that she was aware of the activities of a gang of rum runners HOOVER PARTY STARTSDAY FISHING PERIOD Stone and Sullivan Ac company President in Small Boat LONG KEY Fla Feb 10 ljP President Hoover today began the seven days of fishing that will mark his first vacation since he as sumed office 11 months ago Accompanied by Justice Harlan F Stone of the U S supreme court Mark Sullivan writer and news paperman and Dr Vernon Kellogg the chief executive whirred out the first line of his angling vacation from the stern of tbe Goofus Boy about the middle of the morning The quartet embarked in the little fishing craft shortly after they had completed breakfast aboard the Saunterer which was cbarterec from Jeremiah Milbank for the trip The Goofus Boy pulled away from the Saunterer which had anchored about a mile off Long Key in the Gulf of Mexico and passed around the island to the Atlantic ocean and the prolific fishing banks of the area Other members of the Hoover party remained aboard the Saunter er and the Kilkenny department of commerce yacht which is also be ing used in connection with the trip The anglers faced sullen weather during the day and at timesen countered short light showers in their search for sail fish ajid other fish ESTABLISHES GLIDER CAMP HUERRERA WINS COLOMBIA VOTE Minister at Washington Be lieved Elected South American President BOGOTA Colombia Feb 10 from yesterdays national presidential election indicated today that Doctor Enrique Olaya Huer rera Colombian minister at Wash ington and candidate of the liberal party carried the principal Colom bian cities ba substantial ma jority The results of the voting will not be announced officially until Thurs day Guillermo Valencia poet candi date of one branch of the conserva tive party carried several towns The third principal candidate and the seconci on the conservative ticket which hitherto has been dom inant in the person of Dr Migual Aradio Mepdez was General Vas quez Cobo Reports from the country general said the elections passed off calmly Col Charles A Lindberghs enthusiasm over his new hobby mo torless sailplnining has led to the establishmentof this camp at Le bec Col where the famous flyer ami Mrs Lindbergh together with their friends inulce merry after the days trial flights In the photo the colonel can be seen seated on the tent steps airs Lindbergh is tit the right WSAVED1N BURNING HOUSE SoninLaw Rescues Two But Landlady Dies in Chicago Blaze CHICAGO Feb 10 el derly landlady perished and an aged couple was saved from death by the courage of their soninlaw in a fire that swept thru a south side frame apartment house last tiight Mrs Veronica Pajkosz the land lady was found by firemen on the floor of her kitchen suffocated Fills Mizerka found the hallway ablaze He seized a quilt wrapped it around an infant son placed the infant in the arms of his wife and guided them down the stairs On the second floor he heard the cries of his wifes parents Mr and Mrs Jacob Koruba In their efforts to escape the aged couple had Broken the door knob Mizerka drove his shoulder against the door it gave way and all reached the street safely Committee Reports Favorably on Choice of Charles E Hughes WASHINGTON Feb 10 The nomination of Charles Evans Hughes to be chief justice was re ported favorably to the senate to day by the senate judiciary commit teeby a vote of 10 to 2 Senator Norris republican Ne braska the chairman of the com mittee and Senator Elaine repub lican Wisconsin voted against the favorable report of Hughes The nomination will go before the scnateimmediately Early confirmation was looked for altho Norris and Elaine are ex pected to voice their views before a vote is taken in that chamber 9 Year Old Violinist Taken Off Act Claim Labor Law Violation DES MOINES Feb 10 R K O vaudeville circuit here can celled an act in which Broadus Erie 9 a violinist was to appear here this week after consultation with the state department of labor which objected to the appearance of the boy as violating the state child la bor laws E A Grimwood deputy labor commissioner said he had presented the matter to the R K O manage ment in the light that so long as the circuit was seeking Iowa box office revenue it should adhere strictly JLo the Iowa laws while transacting business in this state LEGGEBAGKI MEXICAN LABOR Farm Expert Says Immfgra tion Should Not Be Restricted WASHINGTON Feb 10 Legge of the federal farm board assorted today before the house immigration committee hat restrictou of Mexican immi jratiori would result in a serious abor shortage in the agricultural southwest i The farm board chairman said that in sections of the west and southwest particularly the imperial valley the intense heat made work ing conditions almost impossible for the average American laborer If these people were compelled to switch to other crops like wheat and barley he said the change would be a bad one not only for them but for the growers of those commodities in other sections More of these cereals now being produced than can be marketed on a profit able basis Legge said he thot the situation so serious as to justify very care ful study and investigation of the whole subject before a program of action is worked out TRIO HELD IN INSURANCE PLOT Wife and Parents Accused of Poisoning Husband for ELDORADO Ark Fell 10 Tl Mrs James F Gentry and her parents were1 in jail today accused of engineering a plot to poison Mrs Gentrys husband and collect Insurance on his life Mrs Gentry maintains her inno cence Her parents Mr and Mrs Luke Pridgeon have not made a statement Mrs Gentry was held on a first degreemurdercharge while her parents were charged with be ing accessories to the alleged poi soning Gentry who officers said had in surance amonting to about died Jan 29 reported to the prosecuting attorney that Gen try had died under strange cir cumstances Mrs Gentry and her parents were arrested last Satur day after chemists reported finding traces of poison in Gentrys stom ach and brain The insurance was all made pay able to Mrs Gentry officers sail To Discuss Kates IOWA CITY Feb electric light rates will be discussed from station WSUI Mondayeve ning by Prof Charles W Thomp STIMSON WANTS PERMISSION TO BUILD ONE SHIP Premier Announces Con ference Is Making Progress f ONDON Feb 10 Minister MacDcnald in a state ment to the house of commons today said that progress was being made all along the line in the London naval conference Referring to the long controversy over global and nnd category ton nage he said We are nearing agreement on the difficulties relating to the method of the limitation naval armaments which for years has oeen a stumbling block to progress in the preparatory commission of the league of nations U S Uunts Another Ship LONDON Feb 10 naval conference ship today was driving full steam ahead with all hands at their posts and there was a no ticeable thinning out of the smoke screen under which it has been steaming at times With the partial dispersal of this artificial fog came the first offi cial confirmation of the news that the United States desires the priv ilege of building another battleship at theRodney typo In connection for reducing capital paritybetween Great Britain anc the United States The Rodney and the Nelson are the two largest battleships in the British fleet Janes Fighting Ships gives the standing displacement of the vessel as 35000 tons with full load of about 40000 tons This American proposal was one of the main topics of discussion in conference circles today being coupled in interest with tomorrows plenary session when the delega tions are expected to discuss Turn to 1ngc 8 Column 3 TAFTlEPORTS MORE CHEERFUL Physicians Think Former Justice May Soon Leave Sick Room WASHINGTON Feb 10 tfP Howard Taft was said by his physicians today to he making market gulns in slrcngth WASHINGTON Feb W llicering reports that continued to come from the Bedside of William Howard Taft lessened the tension today of friends who have been watching his condition anxiously since his return last Tuesday from Asheville N Car Already the former president and chief justice has shown such a marked improvement that his phy sicians have said that he might recover his strength sufficiently to leave the sick room Notwithstand ing they reminded that his illness was a serious one and there were warnings against over optimism Yesterday however Mr Taft was able to take some solid food in ad dition to the broths which he has been fed for the The nourishment was considered to have aided much in restoring his resist ance to disease Attendants at the Taft home said today the former ohief justice had a very good night and slept well Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb ing prohibition enforcement from the treasury to the depart ment of justice is just like a dog scratching his fleas from one part his body over to another He has relocated em but as long as he is a dog they are going to be bothering norirRo him some WILL ROGERS place When this shift is made Ill bet that Mr Andrew Mellon will feel like a man thats been laying in a ditch by the roadside and somebody come along1 and removed a loaded Mack truclc from off his chest Yours WILL ROGERS 31 FIRMS ALSO ARE ACCUSED IN HUGE RUM PLOT Charged With Illegally Withdrawing Million Gallons of Alky BULLETIN ST LOUIS Feb 10 St Louis PostDispatch In a stutr correspondents dispatch today from Springfield 111 said the Corn Products Kelln ing company the Flelschmann Venst company and 17 alleged ruocmshiners had been Indicted there on charges of conspiracy to violate the Volstead act son of tho University commerce collero of Iowa SGHAFER OFFERS REPEAL MEASURE Would Give Each State the Right to Control Liquor WASHINGTON Feb 10 Fteprcsenlative Schafer republican Wisconsin introduced a bill today to repeal the national prohibition act and to give each state and ter ritory authority to control liquor within its boundary Interstate SON ARRESTED AT REQUEST OF HIS OWN FATHER Youth Thot Insane Ad mits Murder of Girl MUSKEGON Mich Feb 10 Arrested at his fathers instiga tion Forest Weaver 28 was in jail today the confessed slayer of Gladys Echardt 20 He shot her dismembered her body and buried it in the woods It was found Satur day night Weaver whose eccentricities had caused hs family apprehension for some time was slated for a quick sentencing unless his sanity was questioned by authorities Recently lie had worn a ten gallon hat and dressed to appear as a cowboy He also posed as a deputy sheriff or federal prohibition agent Knew Her Only a Month Gladys Echardt had been married four years to Ronald Echardt but was separated from him last spring Weaver became acquainted with her a month ago Friday afternoon Weaver and the young woman went to the woods near his home to take pictures of children skiing Weavers brother George 18 saw them go to the woods but did not see Mrs Echardt return Saturday George followed their tracks ami discovered the grave He notified Muskegon offi cers who went to the wood and discovered the mutilated body about midnight Saturday Weavers fath er J C Weaver Muskegon city maintenance foreman told the of ficers to arrest my oldest son Forest Weaver was arrested early Sunday and readily admitted the slaying I killed her because I love her he said Chopped Up Her Body I wanted her to live with me She had received a letter from another man We argued I lost my head and shot her four times I tried to carry the body but fell down with It nu top of me Then I covered the body with a coat and went to the house anc obtained a shovel and nn RX I chopped up her body and put it in a hole I dont know why I chopped up the body unless it was for excitement Weaver still was carrying the 44 caliber revolver with which he shot Mrs Echardt when he was arrest ed The revolver has a single notch in the handle He talked freely about the slaying and appeared to show no remorse pHICAGO FebiO con spracy indictment against 155 persons and 31 corporations charg ing them with a plot to violate the national prohibition laws was re turned by the federal grand jury today The Indictment returned be fore Fderal Judge George A Car penter charged the illegal with drawal of 1000000 gallons of alco hol from government sources The indictment came aa a sequel to disclosures that the prohibition department had completed tho roundup of a gigantic liquor ayn dicate whose operations have ex ended from coast to coast for the last several years Most of the InoZIvtduala and con cerns have been or still are located in the Chicago area altho some out lets were supposedly maintained by the conspiracy in New York St Paul St Louis and prribably some Among the concerns reporled were the StandardLaboratories St Louis the Kipola Company St Paul Bnd the following concerns in New Tork the Allied Drug and Chemi cal Company Joubert Cic Inc E M Laving Company and the Maiden Lane Drug Company The 22 other firms were located in Chicago The individuals named in the in dictment were headed by Anastos soff Srebren who was described by George E Q Johnson United States district attorney as a chem ist of international reputation formerly of Paris who later came to the United Stales to develop a process whereby substandard alco hol and oils approved by the fed eral bureau of prohibition were re distilled and made available for beverage purposes None of the others named were persons of prominence in bootleg Tuni to Page 8 Column 2 Latimer Man Loses His Fingers in Corn Shelter LATIMER Feb Muhlenbruclc received a painful in jury to his hand Friday when he caught it in a cornsheller while shelling corn on the Mads Sorensen farm He was rushed at once to the hospital in Hampton doctors amputated several fingers Wea Livestock Shippers at Rockford Elect New Manager Chosen BOCKFORD Feb U Webster manager of the Rockford cooperative livestock shipping as sociation has resigned from his pos ition to take effect March 1 He will be succeeded by Carl Cunning ham of Dougherty H I Jones and Albert Nagle were reelected president and secretary at the annual meeting The directors are H I Jones Albert Nagle F IOWA WEATHER Fiilr Monday night slightly warmer In northwest and north central portions Tuesday fair with increasing cloudiness nnd rising temperatures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 84 Ahovo Minimum In Night 12 Above At 8 A M Monday 13 Above Figures for like period ending at 3 oclock Sunday morning maximum Saturday 30 Above Minimum In Night 80 Above Trnco of Ruin nnd Sleet Roads in the locality of Mason City were made somewhat trcacn for a brief time early Sunday morning by the visitation of a coat of rain which froze as soon as it contacted the ground A bright sun Sunday forenoon however melted the ice away and driving conditions were back to normal by noon shipment of liriuora wouJii be pro M F Ccnvinski O G Webster and i hibitcd under the measure Henry Hott ;