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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 11, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME El VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 11 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 107 What About Fort Experts Pondering Meaning of LINER SINKS AT PIER By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb o n g ress rnan Franklin W Fort of New Jer sey may simply have had a few thots he wanted to give utterance to possibly that was the sum tot al of the explana tion back of speech he recent ly made in house of repre sentatives and c o r r espondents persist in assum ing that the Jer seyman was try ing to mark an epoch of some sort It does not necessarily follow merely because he talked for an hour OLENTY of congressmen feel an 1 occasional urge to orate and if the housi managers will let them get up arnlilluminatewithout meaning deepseated True Fort is rather an infrequent speaker Still there are 200 or 300 others who often let a whole session pass in profound silence so far as they are concerned1 and then all at once one of them Having evolved an idea will want all the time he can wheedle outof his floor leaders to cackle about it to his fellow mem bers SO why attach so much importance to the EastOrange N J rep resentatives address The only reason seems to be that Fort startled the lawmakers Frank iFort was supposed about a year ago to be slated to figure very prominently during the pres ent administration He had been in the wartime food oneiof the earliest pre tion manager iHe is a naturalborn boy that days kindly action on his mind the minute he gets up in the morriing4rand performing it one time or another in the course of the day if it kills someone HE WAS boosted into the post of secretary to the G O P na tional committee It was understood that he was to be the administrations spokesman ir the house of representatives and the impression was that a seat in the senate had been picked out for him And that was the last that was heard from about him He was an administration spokes man with nothing to say For quite awhile there was con siderable wondering what had be come of him Presently he was for gotten Senator Edge was appointed am bassador to there was the toga which had been mentioned David W Baird Ttirii lo Page 12 Column 1 Taft Continues to Show Improvement WASHINGTON Feb 11 tendants at the home of William Howard Taft said today that he continued to show the improvement that has marked hia illness for sev eral days The fqrmer chief justice was said to have spent a very rest ful night awakening only twice for short intervals Those at his bed side were optimistic and said they expected further improvement dur ing AUNT HE T By Robert Quillen Emmie was the only lazy one in our family She mar friecl a widower with seven children Forest 12 COMMITTEES TO PILOT EVENT ARE ANNOUNCED Local Planners Told of Celebration Staged at Mason City rOREST CITY Feb l men of Forest City and repre sentatives of the rural districts hereabouts met last night 100 strong and vowed anew that Winne bago countys seventyfiftk anni versary and homecoming celebra tion to be held three days next 17 18 and should be an epochmaking event A two hour discussion of plans fol lowed a dinner in the Hawkes hotel Marshall Hea president of the Forest City Commercial club was in charge of the meeting and it has fallen to his lot to head up the or ganization in charge of the celebra tion A dozen committees each ap pointed with the understanding that it would name its own chairman by Mr Hea Two Mason Cityans Speak Lester Miliigan secretary and Lee P Loomls were present as rep resentatives of the Mason City Chamber ofCommerce and brot in formation as to how Mason City had conducted its seventyfifth an niversaryv powwbw The Forest Gityrplanners ppssessibnol frorii Algoria sup plied a week or two ago Falkenhainer chairman of the gen eral committee In charge of the great celebration staged there last summer Both Mr Miliigan and Mr Loomis emphasized the point that Foresl City would probably wish to depart in many particulars from the course pursued at both Mason City and Algona The best plan they held would be to shape the plans to meet the particular needs and condition of the community The Mason City commercial sec retary expressed the opinion that no event in the citys history had served so well to unify the com munity on a common purpose arid turn its eyes from the past to the future Avoidance of direct commer cial gain in staging the affair was sot down by Mr Miliigan as the principal reason for its success Kevlews Mason City Kvcnts At the request of Vhe local group he reviewed the program here re ferring to the oldtime sports the window displays of antiques the registration of homecomers the giant parade and other phases of tho celebration The success of Turn to Tnge 13 Column 5 Hoover Tries Again With Rod and Reel LONG KEY Fla Feb 11 UP President Hoover sought further angling honors today in the fish abounding waters near this semi tropical island Spurred by his capture of a sev en foot 45 poundsailfish the chief executive put cares of office behind him as he entered the second of the seven days he will spend here TVie presidents trophy a battler that gave him a busy half hour before it could be landed yesterday was the largest of the five sailfish caught during the day near Long Key Mr Hoovers plans for the second day called for a renewal of his search for finny gamesters in the greenishblue waters surrounding this tiny coral rock island Follow ing yesterdays procedure he ex pected to take aboard the finishing boat Goofus Boy three members of the party that accompanied him from Washington The first expedition included Jus tice Harlan F Stone of the United States supreme court Mark Sulli van writer and newspaperman and Dr Vernon Kellogg Before he departed for the i ing grounds this morning however Mr Hoover took up briefly with his secretary Lawrence Richey a few business matters Yesterday was the thirtyfirst wedding anniver sary of the chief executive and Mrs Hoover but following their custom as to birthdays and anniversaries they did not observe it formally Perfects 75th Anniversary Plans NOT TO RUN Howard Clark DCS Moincs attorney who announced Tues day ho would not be a candi date for the republican nomina tion for senator from Iowa CLARK DECIDES 25 AGENTS RAID NEW HOSTELRY ARREST 13 MEN Hotel Manger NY May Be Put Out of Busi ness by U Si NEW YORK Feb 11 Hotel Manger one of the newest and largest hostelries in the city situated in the heart of the theatri cal district faced padlock proceed ings today as the result of a raid by federal prohibition agents A squad of 25 federal agents de scended upon the hotel last night and arrested 13 men The prisoners consisted of two bootleggers six bellboys and five waiters Maj Maurice Campbell prohibi tion administrator in the New York district said warrants had been issued for eight other bellboys a head waiter a captain of waiters and two other bootleggers Was Staged Suddenly The raid was conducted under warrants obtained from United States Commissioner Francis ONeil in which violation of the prohibition law and aiding and abetting the maintenance of a nuisance were charged Major Campbell said padlock pro ceedings would be instituted against the management with the purpose of closing theentire 20 story HEADS HAITIAN PROBE W Cameron Forbes former governorgeneral of the Philip pines has been named by Presi dent Hoover to heud a commis sion to study the Haitian prob lem The commission will Siiil for Haiti tho last of February OF IOWA RACE Attorney Wont Be Can D didate for Place in Senate ES Feb 11 ard 3 Clark ina statement to Two U ofM Alumni Quit Board Jobs fbiately furnished lounges dining rooms and other adjuncts He said he had evidence that the manage ment was aware of the conditions Dollverymen Arrested Considerable turmoil attended the raid Major Campbell said which was conducted with dramatic sud denness after several weeks of preparation He men had been planted in the hotel for some time gathering evidence It had not been necessary for them to ask for liquor he said Turn to Pago 12 Column 4 day saidhewill not be a candidate for the republican nomination for United States senator from Iowa For a considerable time Clarks statement said there has been an insistence by many that I become a candidate for the republican nom ination to the United States sen ate This is based upon the ex pressed belief that if I were nom iuated the policies for legislative action if adopted would meet the just demands nt the voters of the sfate Xlmnks His Friends I am not unmjndful of the good faith and good will of those who voted for me at the primaries in 1926 nor of those more recently who have been so persistent that I become a candidate atthis time I appreciate their expression of con fidence in me and their willingness to help However I have concluded not to be a candidate My interest in public affairs will not be lessened and it will be my continuous endeavor to make effec tive the things that in my judgment are for the best interests of the public I have faith in the stability and fundamental integrity of the people and that the republican party is the best instrument to carry into eCfec the things that are for their inter est Leaves Two in Race Clarks decision leaves two avowed candidates for the nomina tion Gov John Hammill and Con gressman L J Dickinson both of whom have been campaigning ac tively for the last few weeks Clark declined to state whether he would support either of these men and al so refused to enlarge upon the rea sons forhis action It was hinted in some quarters that Maj Frank J Lund of Web City might become a candi date in view of Clarks declination to enter the fight but no boom has been openly started for him Clark who is a Des Moines at torney was the opponent of Smith W Brooklmrt and the late Senator Albert B Cummins for the repub lican senatorial nomination four years ago finishing third in the primaries APPROPRIATION ISLEFTINTACT Sum of Prohibition Is Un disturbed for WASHINGTON Feb 11 UP The 515000000 appropriation for the prohibition bureau was left un disturbed by the senate appropria tions committee today in reporting to the senate the annual supply measure for the treasury and post office departments Senator Harris democrat Georgia who Initiated a move last session for an increase in this ap propriation said he had made no ef fort in the committee for an in crease this time pending completion of the dry legislative program in congress After congress had acted upon the bills for transfer of the pro hibition bureau from the treasury to the justice department and oth er pending measures for strength ening the dry law Harris said he would determine whether to ask for additional funds and If so how much The senate committee added 329620 to the bill as it was passed by the house making the total pro vided for next years expenses of the treasury and postoffice depart ments 51150108528 discontent over th football coaching situation at th University of Minnesota came to head today when two members o the senate committee on inter collegiate athletics resigned R B Bunny Rathbun and Arn old Oss alumni representatives o the committee submitted the resignations today in letters to B Perce chairman of the commit tee Both resignations are effectiv immediately Expressing dissatisfaction with the manner in which the committee handled the selection of H O Cris ler as head football coach and E E Tad Wieman as his assistant Rathbuns letter declared alumni representation on the committee appears to have become so futile that I cannot justify my continu thereon Oss letter said I concur abso lutely in the sentiments expressed in Rathbuns letter It was the night before Christ mas and all thru the house not creature was good many of them not getting in till Engle Parrot Disease Is Fatal to Scientist BALTIMORE Feb 11 William Royal Stokes of the citys bureau of bacteriology died last nigh of psittacosis or parrot fever with which he became infected while trying to save others and pre vent the spread of the rare malady When the disease first apeared in Baltimore early this year he be gan a systematic investigation and handled many Infected birds He became ill a fortnight ago and was taken to a hospital where he rapid ly grew worse In an attempt to check the in roads of the fever a serum made from the blood of a person who had recovered from the tlisease was made by the health department and twice administered IOWA FUGITIVE HELD IN N Y James Fewing Arrested in Gotham at Request of Omaha NEW YORK Feb 11 Fewing 22 was arrested here to day as a fugitive from Justice at the request of Omaha Nebr police who said that Fewing was a mem ber of a gang of bank robbers who took part in a 514000 holdup in Omaha several months ago Police said he also was wanted in Des Moines Iowa He denied ever beingin Des Moines Wanted in Pago County OMAHA Nebr Feb 11 Police here said that James Few ing arrested in New York at the request of Omaha officials is the same man as James Nelson for whom Page county Iowa officials are seeking extradition papers as a suspect in the robbery the Shambaugh Iowa bank SUBS ARE SURE TO BE RETAINED BY CONFERENCE Manner of Undersea Warfare Will Be Humanized BULLETIN LONDON Feb French naval delegates to the London conference were under stood to have presented to Prime Minister Ramsay Mac Donuld late today their total nava tonnage needs approxi mating 790000 tons By DeWITI MncKENZlK Associated Press Correspondent T ONDON Feb 11 14 rines were virtually assured of a new lease on life as weapons of war during a historic debate at the plen ary session of the naval conference today in the course of which the five great naval powers of the world presented their views as to the abolition of these terrors of the deep Out of the wealth of eloquent pleas either for or against the re tention of these weapons grew for mal resolutions which were gener ally taken as meaning that submer sibles will ne continued but their activities will be humanized and that ari effort will belmade to re an air of tensity HvhicrT no other plenary session has seen as the delegates of the sea powers faced each1 other in the Queen Annes room of St James palace to make their declarations regarding this problem which has torn the world since the days when the Lusi lania was sunk with all aboard U S Favors Abolition It was the United States ana Great Britain for the abolition of submarines and France and Japan for their retention holding to their thesis that they could not surrender this arm of their navies Italy agreed in principle with America and Great Britain but with reser vations which would safeguard her interests as compared with those of other powers After Prime Minister MacDonald had formally opened the session A V Alexander first lord of the ad miralty rose amidst great silence and in measured tones declared Great Britains belief tat subma rines should be wiped from the na vies of the world The French ana Japanese delegations listened with particular intentness as he declared with emotion that submersibles were Will Rogers WASHINGTON Feb am the first committee during this administration to turn in a report I re ported my find ings of London to Prime Min ister Borah Monday We decided it was cheaper to tight than con fer Had lunch with our genial vice uresident The Cherokee WUAROGERS and the Kaw sit down together and for the first time the Chero kee didnt pay He also fed Sen ator Watson Couzens and Pat Harrison We had Pat for argu mentative purposes Saw Miss Alice and got all the dope In fact saw everybody and you know theylooked great to me You want to see some of these other legislative bodie and it makes you appreciate out boys You know they are the nicest fellows in the world to meet I sometimes really won der if they realize the harm they do Yours WILL ROGERS FIREMEN FIGHT FLAMES TRYING TO SAVE VESSEL 263 Passengers Had just Left Ship Before plosions NEW YORK North German Feb Turn to Fuse Column 3 FIRE WAGONS IN COLLISION Seven Persons Hurt as Two Kansas City Trucks Crash at Corner KANSAS CITY Feb 11 Seven firemen were injured two seriously In a collision early today of two speeding fire trucks answer ing a false alarm The wide open siren of each truck prevented driv ers from hearing each other The accident occurred at Twelfth street and Baltimore avenue in tho heart of the shopping district BOOZE BLAMED FOR 2 SLAYIN6S Sellers of Liquor Are Ar raigned on Manslaughter Case CHICAGO Feb 11 bottles of cheap booze brot three men face to face with manslaugh ter charges today Herbert Gjers and Anthony Kil berg were slain early Sunday fol lowing a traffic quarrel with a party of Negroes Parents of the boys as well as three youths who were companions of Giers and Kil berg when the shooting took place told the coroners jury yesterday that liquor was responsible for the quarrel and the shooting The youths named Frank Savor ski John Barry and Joseph Dcn nehy as men from whom they had purchased gin and moonshine shortly before the shooting The three were to be arraigned today before Municipal Judge William Holmes who signed the man slaughter warrants after hearing the boys stories Slayers of Giers and Kilberg have not been arrested OPPOSITION TO HUGHES GROWS AMONG SOLONS Brookhart Listed With Those Who Will Op pose Seating WASHINGTON Feb Hi creasing opposition to Charles Evans Hughes as chief justice of the United States was developing In the senate today threatening a final vote on confirmation by night fall While not discussing his opposi tion to Hughes before tho debate Is resumed Senator Glass indicated yesterday he was displeased with the participation of Hughes in the Shreveport case whereby Glass con tends slates were divested of all rights in intrastate commerce Senator LaFollette republican Wisconsin likewise in in the opposi tion group and Senator Blafne re publican Wisconsin showed his opposition when he voted against the Hughes nomination in the judi ciary committee Brookhart Against Nominee There were a number of indica tions that most of the western re publican independents will line up against the nominee Senator Brookhart Iowa a member of the western republican independents announced he would vote against Hughes and that he might speak Senator Watson said he would make every effort to obtain a vote on Hughes by nightfall Opposition first developed in the judiciary committee which consid ered the nomination Chairman Nor ris and Senator Blaine of Wiscon sin voted against a favorable re part but were defeated 10 to 2 Both are allied with the independ ent group Blease Suspicious After Blease had forced the nom ination to go over until today Nor ris explained that his objection to Hughes had no personal bearing and was not to be taken as indicating that he considered him unqualified in point of ability for the chief jus ticeship He thot however that in view of Hughes withdrawal from the su preme bench to run for president his appointment would create an undesirable precedent He objected further that perhaps no man in public life so exemplifies the Turn to Inge 17 Column I 11 Thi Lloyd line Muenchen burned and sank at her pbr in the Hudson river today a short time after she had docked at the end of a voyage from Bremen The firewas accompanied by a series of explosipns of shellac iri one of the holds Firemen pouring wa ter into the hold were thrown from their feet as the blasts shook the whole ship and the pier There were four explosions Stewardess Knocked Down Mrs Josephine Gehrke 50 a cab in stewardesswas knocked down by the fourth explosion and slight ly injured The 263 passengers had left the ship before the explosions occurred Many of them still were on the pier however having their baggage examined hy customs man They were ordered off the pier as the flames spread and the ship was cleared of its crew The flames spread with terrific speed and ferocity after sions and in a short time the liner sank The Lackawanna railroad tug Newton which tiad drawn iip along oide the Jiner as the fire was dis covered was badly damaged in the first explosion Despite the the fhe whfch she One Swept Overboard One man was said to haveJbeen swept overboard from the Muepchen in the first explosion and rescued by one of the tugs The ship had docked at The fire was reported shortly after 11 At after the fifth alarm had been turned in the entire back ent of the liner was aflame and all the firemen had left the ship They cop linued to play streams of water on her from the pier until she sank In shipping circles the valuo 9 the liner was placed at between and without cargo No estimate could be made of the value of her cargo j Three Persons Dead in Dormitory Blaze BROCKSTON Mass Feb 11 01J persons lost their livesjn a fire which swept a 47 year Old wooden dormitory of tho city faOT early today Two others were ijg rijured critically Tho institution housed inmates The dead were found on the op floor of the three story wooden building with two of tho bodies badly burned They were a woman a white man and a man Rockwell Man Leaves for Visit in Mexico ROCKWELL Feb Leo Ga lindo accompanied by his wife and two sons has left for a visit with his mother In old Mexico whom he has not seen for 17 years The trip will take the Galindos eight hun dred miles into the interior oC Mexico Wea Nomination Papers Are Taken Out by L Hill DES MOINES Feb ation papers were taken out here today for the office of state sena tor by Lafe Hill present state rep resentative from Floyd county Previous lo his announcement for the senatorial position Mr Hill had been mentioned ns a possible candi date for the speaker the house IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Tuesday inghfc and Wednesday rain in cast portion rising tiirosin cast portion Tuesday colder in and nortlr portions Wednesday j LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 81 Above Minimum In Night 24 Abovv At 8 A M Tuesday 29 Above Whether or not the groundhog saw his shadow may not be signifi cant but the fact remains that North Iowa for almost two weeks has been treated to a brand of weather which has bordered on the occurred on almost every day as it did Monday and the nights minimum tempera tures have not been in a class with the low marks set in the last half of January ;