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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 12 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 108 Our New Chief Justice No More Conserva tive Than Taft Coolidge WRITERASSAILS DRY LAW By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 12 CPA Hoo ver genera lly takes his time about it when he has au im portant appoint ment to make For instance he delayed so in award ing the war port folio after Sec retary Goods death that a Whole edition of the congression al directory went to press and con tinued in circu lation with that cab inet post re ferred to in it as vacant the president certainly al lowed not much of an Interval to elapse following Chief Justice Tafts resignation before naming his successor The announcement of Justice Tafts retirement and the announce iment of the presidential choice of Oharles Evans Hughes to follow him at the head of the federal su preme bench appeared simultane ously in the newspapers SI TO BE sure the Taft resignation probably did not take Mr Hoover as much by surprise as it did most other folk Presumably he had been furnished with Inside in formation concerning the real state of the 73 year old chief justices health which few had realized was so badly broken was aware of the likelhood that his place would have to be filled on short notice and hadv definitely made up his mind on how to fill it Nevertheless j the unusual promptness with which the chief executive acted allowing no time fpr speculation rather the IP cession that he did not promptness sometimes decisions when speculation may or less enibarassing s JTSTRATIVELY the situation have been slightly strain if after the tidings of a su preme court vacancy had been broadcast exPresident Coolidge had been strongly urged for the position of course that Presi dent Hoover did not care to appoint him to he evidently did not Turn to Iagc 8 Column I Hughes Confident Despite Opposition POSTOFFICE IS ROBBED BY TRIO 3 Bandits Capture Night watchman and Then Loot Safe BAYPORT Minn Feb 12 Three bandits captured the night officer early today and took him to the postoffice where they blew the safe looted it of between and 53000 and fled The robbery took place less than a mile from the state penitentiary at Stillwater Minn near here Eric Magntison night officer was stoking the furnace in the village hall when he was surprised by his captors who bound and blindfolded Im and took him to the postoffice where he was trussed to the chair Miss Cora Smith postmistress estimated the bandits got about S2000 in stamps and stamped en velopes and an unascertained amount of money The gafe was wrecked AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I always say somethin to Pa about the foolishness o men when hes goin out by the side door The doors loose an wont latch if you dont slam it LEADERS ON DEMOCRATS TO GIVE VOTES Borah in Speech Leads Fight Against Confir mation WASHINGTON Feb 12 rising tide of opposition to the confirmation of Charles Evans Hughes as chief justice of the United States failed today to dimin ish the confidence of the adminis tration that the senate would ap prove his nomination by a substan tial majority Republican leaders determined to bring the question to a vote before adjournment this evening counted upon almost solid support from the democratic membership to offset the defection of the western inde pendent faction of their own party and a few adverse votes expected to be cast by democrats To Vote Again To bolster this contention they pointed to thevote of two days ago in the judiciary committee on the question of confirming the Hughes nomination This ballot found all democratic members of the com mittee including Senator Walsh of Montana acting leader of that party favoring confirmation and opposition coming from two inde pendent republicans Norris of Ne braska the committee chairman and Blaine of Wisconsin up in the senate late yesterday to en counter determined opposition from Borah of Idaho independent repub Glass of Virginia a dem ocrat The two New York demo crats Copeland and Wagner and Gillett of Massachusetts a repub lican came to Hughes defense Finally the senate adjourned leav ing the question of confirmation the order of business for today Represents Big Business Borah centered his attack upon the legal record of the nominee as expressing the views which he would carry to the supreme bench He asserted that he knew of no question of more importance to the American people than the relation ship that great natural resources and public utility companies bear to the public and said he felt that Mr Hughes isopposed to placing any restraint on the vast corporate in terests of the United States Hughes he said was associated with those who approved of the su preme courts decision permitting the Baltimore Street Car company to increase its rates and added that his are views which ought not to be incorporated and made a legal part of our jurisprudence These views as expressed in the Baltimore Turn to Page 8 Column 3 SEEK ATTACKERS OF GAB DRIVER Youth Left to Die in Ditch by Gang of Robbers DETROIT Feb 12 Police to day searched for several men and a woman who late last night are believed to have attacked Stanley W Hood 23 a taxi driver and left him to die in a ditch beside the ver nier road between Jefferson and Mack avenues in Lochmoor an east side suburb His abandoned car was found sev eisil hours later in a Detroit street Finger prints in the car indicate that one of the passengers was a woman The attack is believed by police to have taken place when Hood re sisted attempts of the gang to rob him x Rochester N Y Man Gets U of I Place IOWA CITY Feb 12 Harry Pratt Smith of the Univer sity of Rochester N Y will be come head of the department of pathology and bacteriology in the University of Iowa college of medi cine July 1 His appointment was confirmed last night by the state board of education Dr Smith suc ceeds Dr George H Hansmann who will remain on the faculty Garner Officer Loses Man HE SHOWED THE WAY OLOST The outstanding lesson of Lincoln whose birthday the nation observes this day is that of opportunity The boy horn in the crude log cubin found open to him the door of opportunity That same door has opened wide to many others before and since the time n Lincoln but particularly since It remains open today America the land of opportunity tn nil HOOVER REMAINS ON HOUSEBOAT President Foregoes Fishing to Give Attention to Mai LONG KEY Fla Feb 12 Refreshed and rested by two days of excellent fishing in the waters of the Atlantic off the Florida Keys President Hoover exercised the pres idential perogative of changing his mind and did not go fishing this morning as he had planned Instead he stayed aboard the houseboat Saunterer and devoted his attention to the first batch of mail he had received since he left Washington Saturday night Other members of the presidents party however put out in small boats to continue their sport Word was brtt from the Saunterer by Lawrence Richey one of the presi dents secretaries that Mr Hoover planned toanchor off Long Key in the Atlantic ocean shortly after noon and renew his efforts to land another sailfish such as he caught Monday morning LOWDEN BACKS TURNERS RACE Kendall Receives Indorse ment of Former Illinois Governor DES MOINES Feb 32 letter received by former Governor N E Kendall today from former Governor Frank O Lowden Illinois contained an indorsement of Dan W Turner of Corning for the repub lican nomination as governor of Iowa Former Governor Lowden spoke highly of the ability and char acter of the candidate He and Turner were closely associated in the fight for agricultural equality in the last republican national con vention All of US Is Honoring Abe Lincoln Former Hotel Owner Eludes Law Officers 7red Shipley Asks Deputys Permission to Pack Is Seen No More pHICAGO Feb 12 Fred Ship ley former hotel owner of Gar ner escaped from Deputy Sheriff Bruce Orr of Garnettoday shortly after being turned over to that official Shipley was arrested yesterday on a warrant charging theft of an automobile Shipley asked Deputy Sheriff Orr for permission to obtain clothing left at a rooming house and effected his escape while packing Well Known in Garner GARNER Feb 12 Fred Ship ley former hotel and restaurant owner here who escaped from Deputy Sheriff Bruce Orr in Chi cago this morning after he had been turned over to the Iowa deputy by Chicago police is wellknown in this community Mr Shipley was wanted in Iowa to face charges of selling mortgaged property According to the under standing of the case here Mr Shipleys car was mortgaged After it had been damaged in an accident he sold it for junk without inform ing the holders of the mortgage for some time Mr Shipley has a number of relatives by marriage liv ing in the cornmunity Several years ago he and his wife also ran a hotel and restaurant in Clarion IOWAN WOULD SUPPORT BORAH Brookhart Would Vote for Either Norris or Idahoan for President OFRINGFIELD 111 Feb 12 Today they observe the 121st anniversary of his birth Particularly here where he sleeps and in Chicago where he wag nominated to the presidency But also everywhere in banquet halls auditoriums churches and from the rostra of little coun try schools fast vanishingas are most of the institutions of Abra ham Lincolns day Banks close honoring his mem who never had much money to worry about Trade drags The air fills with the oratory both of the glib of tongue and of the stam mering school child Nevins Is Speaker Much speechmaking here Allan Nevins New York newspaperman und member of the Columbia uni versity faculty stands in the Sangn mon county courtroom rich in memories of the man he eulogizes and states that there might have been no tragic era had the emancipator lived thru the recon struction period What his reconstruction plan would have been we canonly con jecture declares Allan Nevins We may be certain however ne would have opposed all confiscation of southern property all harsh treatment offormer confederates that he woud have opposed undue prolongationof military government for the south and that he would have been against the immediate grant of the ballot to all Negroes Heads Prize Iocm Dr B C Bean former assistant state director of labor noted that today is the centenary of the rail splitters coming of age He an nounced the incorporation or an or ganization which will seek to make an intensive study of his var ious ventures in business to note the methods he used the results he was able to procure and to make Turn id 8 Column WASHINGTON Feb 12 Senator Brookhart republican inde pendent Iowa asserted in the sen ate today that if the democrats would nominate Senator Norris of Nebraska or Senator Borah of Idaho in 1932 he would support them against President Hoover Brookhart made the assertion duringdebate on the confirmation of Charles Evans Hughes as chief justice of the United States The Iowa senator who was assailing the Hughes nomination was asked by Senator Tydings democrat Mary land whether he would support Herbert Hoover again in 1932 It depends on whom the demo crats nominate Brookhart replied There are lots worse men thafl Hoover Nominate Senator George Morris or Senator William B Borah and I will support you Norris and Borah are republican independents During the discussion Brookhart said he voted for Woodrow Wilson GANGS FORCED TO QUIT GUNS FOR ATTORNEYS 19 Indictments to Be Returned Against Gangsters pHICAGO Beb 12 mouthpiece replaced the gat today as gang gunners cornered by indictments prepared to fight the law The decision to employ lawyers was forced upon the gangsters as they heard 19 true bills were to be returned tomorrow carrying bonds of 510000 each the heaviest known here for gun carrying charges As the grand jury opened its of fensive the battle against crime was carried to another state capital Col Robert Ishara Randolph president of the Association of Com merce and head of the committee of seven has asked the legislature to mobilize for passage ofa more drastic Criminal code to end the barrage of bombs and killings Suggests New Crime Luw The secret committee composed of civic leaders has suggested a criminal habitual code such as the Baumes act in New York and an effective statute against carrying concealed weapons Should Gov Louis Emmerson call a special session of the legislature this spring toconsider tax to inclusion of revision of the crimina code onthe calendar The gang chiefs have retreated to their hideouts but the police drag net today still scooped up hundreds of alleged hoodlums racketeers anc gunmen Early today the arrests since the laws offensive opened last Sunday had mounted to more than with more promised Of this nun ber however only 33 were found carrying guns 1romise Grand Jury Action For these immediate grand jury action was promised The laws aim struck close lasl night in the arrest of Harold Lang police said he was the chauffeur of George Bugs Moran known as the north side ganglord Police Commissioner William Rus sell believes the exodus of gunmen has begun He cited a reported pro test from a civic club in Quincy 111 that the Chicago hoodlums were being driven into other cities From St Louis a sudden increase in crime brot a police order to watch for transient Chicago criminals Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb is the happiest thing I ever wrote Everywhere I go some stranger aski me How is Fred Stone Will lie ever 3ance again 1 never met him out I always admired him My and I iTave just come from his opening light What a triumph O f WILL ROGERS course I didnt see Lindbergh in Paris Just think with every bone and thing about him broH en and shattered all but his spirit Yet he never lost failh He looked forward to this nigh Dancing aa great as ever in his best show since The Red Mil Four Stones all marvelous Their devotion equals their cleverness Now whats worrying me is how are they going to kill him off eventually If I attend his fun eral it will be no surprise to me at the cemetery when he arises and announces that the festivi ties are called off and then goes into a songand dance Yours WILL ROGERS MAJFRANKLUND MAYBMNRACt FOR US SENATE Webster City Man Con siders Becoming Candidate DECORAH GIRL PASTOR MISSING Young Minister However Telephones She Is Car ing for Sick DECORAH Feb the disappearance of their pastor the Rev Miss Leona Maier graduate of Drake university members of the 4 Square Gospel mission here were worried for her safety Some believed that she had gone south for she had purchased a full spring1 outfit a short time before leaving Others thot she had been kidnaped The Rev Miss Maier re lieved them this morning however when she called from Orient where she is caring for a sick relative to inform theni that she would soon be back on the job The Rev Miss Maier has served as pastor of the local church for about one yeajr She is adisciple of Aimee Semple McPherson League Council Takes Three Steps to Cement Pence Concrete steps TrilmnH ICE BREAKS IN IOWA STREAMS Little Danger Reed Believes Despite Duration of Warm Weather DES MOINES Feb 12 Warm weather which has prevailed in Iowa virtually all of this month in fact ever since Mr Groundhog on Feb 2 saw his shadow and went back into hiding in fear of cold weather has started breaking up the ice in various Iowa rivers the weather bureau here said today The frozen cakes started floating down the Raccoon river near here this morning while weather offi cials said the ice in the DCS Moines river would start to move in a other day or two if the wa weather continues At present there Is little dan ger Charles D Reed weather forecaster said but a continuation of mild weather will pour excess water into the river channels breaking the ice loose from the shores Cooler weather was expected to night and Thursday lessening the danger of a rapid breaking up of the ice Further mild weather is expected soon however Tuesday was the warmest day recorded here so far in February the mercury climbing to 51 Vurchasc 2u4 Acre Farm WYOMING Feb 12 John Thomson and his son Meinhardt Thomson have purchased a 254 acre farmfrom Charles Eggera for an acre Eggers has rented the pro perty and will continue to operate it CITY Feb 12 W Maj Frank J Lund of Webster City manager of the last Brookhart campaign for United States senator who has been urged by friends to enter the senatorship race in a statement today said he was con sidering the matter seriously Announcement by Major Lund was precipitated by that of Howard 7 Clark of Ds Moines who yester dayissued a statement declining to run for the office The Lund statement said i have at all times felt that someone other than myself typify ing what I believe to be the senti ment of Iowa voters should make the race for United States senator from Iowa To date no such candi date has appeared I feel however that the prin ciples for which many of us have labored are sufficiently important to merit consideration I therefor am considering the matter seriously Major Lund said he would make a further statement later either def initely entering the race or stepping aside The only candidates in the race for the republican nomination are Governor Hammill of Brltt and Representative L J Dickinson of Algona Thess and Major Lund are residents of the tenth congressional district United States Senator Daniel F Steck of Ottumwa is the only dem ocrat in the race for the office LIGGETT SCORES CONDITIONS IN LARGEST CITES Wets Given First Hear ing Before Congres sional Committee WASHINGTON Feb 12 first congressional hearing in the decade of prohibition on the merits of the dry statute itself opened at the capitol today with a denunciation of the law by Chair man Graham republican Pennsyl vania of the house judiciary com mittee and a series of sensational charges concerning enforcement conditions in half a dozen big American cities Judges police officials and even the governor of Michigan were as sailed by Walter Liggett a maga zine writer and the first witness before the committee Without men tioning names he told of a party in Detroit on the night of Nov 5 1929 at which he said the governor and the chief of police and four judges were present Evon in Dry Kansas But this was only a part of Lig getfs general indictment Going down the line he denounced condi tions in Boston Washington To peka in the state of Minnesota and in Wichita Kans where he satd there was one of the classiest roadhouges to be found comparing favorably with those in New York City Liggett recently engaged In an expose of Washington liquor condi tions and appeared befoie a Dis trict of Coluihbla grand jury The jury whiohjimrpatSgatedcoridltloB generally returned oEyR7ieW in Tested for Ten Tears Chairman Graham at the outset of the session which was one punc tuated frequently by applause from spectators as the witness on the stand engaged in exchanges of de bate with committee members said the eighteenth amendment and the enforcement law had been tested for 10 years without satisfactory results Todays hearing was given over entirely to those attacking present conditions under the prohibition act The drya yet have their story to tell Regarding Boston Liggett said there were 4000 speakeasies with 15000 persons in the booze busi ness in that city He said that there was corruption in the police force in the city of Boston and among the police officials of that city and the state police of Massachusetts He declared there had been liquor transactions even in the office of the commissioner of public safety Liggett declared that prostitu tion was rampant in Boston and that a slave ring existed in Massachusetts Connecticut Penn sylvania arid other eastern states 22 Millions for Jfarcotics Referring to Detroit he said he had been informed that the nar Tvvo Firemen Injured Fighting Iowa Blaze DAVENPORT Feb 12 firemen were slightly injured and two overcome by smoke in fire in the wire drying department at the rear of the Nichols Wire Sheet and Hardware company here last night Trie fire is believed to have started from an overheated flue on an annealing furnace and smoldered for eight hours before it couW be extinguished An accurate estimate of the loss cannot be made until damage to machinery can be ascertained The loss on the building proper is esti mated at Turn to Pago 8 Column S Eight Hurt inCrash CHICAGO Feb 12 persons were injured today when a string of empty coaches backed into a suburban train carrying 500 passengers at Northwestern station The suburban train was incoming from Aurora IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and colder Wednesday night Thursday unsettled snow probable in west nnrt cen tral portions Colder in east por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 41 Above Coldest in Night SI Above At 8 A M Wednesday 33 Above Precipitation 01 of an Inch Melting has not been as marked on any day this month as Tuesday And the melting was effected with out tho assistance of the sun The maximum temperature was 41 and the nights minimum was only 1 degree below record high for the winter There was a bit of rain between 5 and G oclock Wednesday morning which left Mason Citys streets in a treacher ously slippery condition for a brief time Wednesday forenoon imn ijjf ;