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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 15, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME El VOL XXXVI FIVK CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 15 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO Ill V How Tough Is Capital Washington Divided Over Answer to Query THREE CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON Feb How tough is this town anyway Sodom and Go morrah had noth ing on it accord ing to Senator C o 1 e m a n L Blease of South Carolina Wih o famous as a criminal lawyer in his day ought to know what he Is talking about Its next thing to a Sunday school according to Rep resentative John C Schafer of Wisconsina prac tical specialist on police admini stration who ought to know what he is talking about too Congress is split into two groups on the subject which agree ap proximately as Blease and Schafer do WHEN1 President Hoover recently anounced his selection of Maj Gen Herbert B Crosby of the regu lar army to be one of Washingtons three commissioners the capitals mayoralty a terrible howl went up from the chamber of com merce most of the newspapers and businessmen generally Crosby is to have charge of law among other things Washington has to have one mili commissioner in any event to sovle its engineering problems bu1 the law says the other two must be civilians and Crosby is not to be the engineer but one of the other two Yes admits the president bul he retires fn March Nevertheless insists the commerce chamber he still will be a soldier the point of the con jpyersy is that the capitals fess leaders do not want the advertised as so tough that i Turn to Page 8 Column 2 of Bank Gives Herself Up SAMUEL INSUlt MIGHT COME 10 CHICAGOS AID Thompson and Strawn Groups to Meet in New Attempt Feb 15 pa v rade of the payless quickened to day to the gestures of the rich In court evictions of destitute city employes were denied in the conference chamber those who con trol millions prepared to listen to the pleas of those who want cash for the unpaid The payless centered their hopes on todays meeting of Mayor Wil liam Hale Thompsons committee and Silas H Strawn and his relief group However a new figure climbed aboard the debt laden financial cart as it lumbered Samuel Insuil utility magnate who is said tohead a group of million aires ready to come to the aid of Strawn if Thompsons advisers en ter into accord with the rescue group Banks Are Overloaded Lewis E Myers Thompsons se lection as chairman of todays con ference foresaw an agreement but blocking the path was an old stick ler Strawn has declared that cash will be loanecjonly for employes of essential departments designating Turn to Page 8 Column fi 2 IOWA AGENTS ARE SUSPENDED Doran Orders Special In E quiry Into Knoxville Shooting WASHINGTON Feb 15 Two prohibition agents serving un der the Iowa administrator were ordered suspended today by prohi bition Commissioner Doran to await the result of an investigation Into the shootingof Miss Nellie Church a nurse near Knoxville Iowa last Saturday Commissioner Doran said he had ordered a special inquiry into the incident Miss Church according to the re ports received was riding in an au tomobile at which the two agents Roy Moon and Charles Hlndley fired After the wounding of the nurse the prohibition agents said the shot had not been fired direct ly at the car but at the ground un derneath It The incident occurred after a near collision between the car in which the agents were riding and one oc cupied by Miss Church and anoth er nurse Taft Resting WASHINGTON Feb 15 William Howard Taft was said by his physicians to be resting quietly today and that there had been no material change in his condition AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Far as I know Ivenever done nothin to desecrate a church except once when I was young I cleaned my finger nails duiin prayer BENSON DECIDES TO MAKE RACE AGAINSTHAUQEN Elkader Senator Enters Fight for Republican Nomination Feb 15 Senator C A Benson of Elkader today announced his candidacy for the republican nomination for rep resentative in congress from the fourth Iowa district He will oppose Congressman vGilbert N Haugen in the June primaries Because Ben son is a holdover in the state sen ate this year his candidacy wil create no vacancy in the legisla ture Senator Benson was chairman o the senate committee on agricul ture in the last session of the legis lature and served on nine other im portant committees During his sen ate career which began in 1924 he sponsored many important enact ments in behalf of agriculture and among these were bills in promo tiou of the dairy industry and in perfecting the system for eradica tion of tuberculosis in cattle POLICE FIGHT TAXI STRIKERS Drastic Action Planned in Labor Outbreak in Pittsburgh Feb 15 De puty sheriffs and police reserves took their places early today while city and county officials preparet to take drastic action to proven repetition of the disorders which marked Pittsburghs taxi drivers strike yesterday In yesterdays disorders tear gas had to be used to quell crowds which stoned and burned cabs ant attacked strike breaking drivers and deputies serving as their guards Sheriff Cain said he would suggesl arming the deputies One driver attacked with bricks and stones was reported at a hos pital to have suffered a probabl fracture of the skull Personally we favor the long skirt if its short News BYRD READY TO START HOMEWARD JOURNEY After weeks of feverish activity Admiral Richard ID Byrd and his men arcready to bogin tlic tusk of loading their equipment on the City of New York which has been delayed in reaching Little America by unusual ice conditions and heavy seas All material which is to he returned to tho United States lias been transferred to a location near the landing place of the rescue ship Photos show the City of New 1orlc Admiral Byrd in his Arctic apparel and a map of the iccliound region Ice lias begun to form unusually early and for some time Admiral Byrd believed it would probably be necessary for his party to remain ifi tho south polar region for another year 2 EXPEDITIONS COMING HOME Byrd Breaking Camp at Little America Radio Report Says NEW YORK Feb 15 subjecting the Antarctic region to the most intensive study it ever has received one expedition was headed for home today another was pre paring to leave Indications that the expedition headed by Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd was breaking camp at Little America were given in a radio con versation last night between the expeditions radio operator and the operator at the research station of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology at South Dartmouth Mass After the nightly exchange oE messages the operator at Little America said this is the last time we will talk to you from Little Am erica He added that the entire party was sleeping In tents and that the temperature was 10 degrees be low zero The New York AJnerican spon sor of the Antarctic expedition headed by Sir Hubert Wilkins said today that Sir Hubert has com pleted his work for the year and that he and his personnel had left Deception Island his base for Mon tevideo on the steamship Henrik Ib sen Captain Wilkins return to his base was made in the whaler Wil liam Scoresby after a terrific bat tle with mountainous seas He had been in the Antarctic ice three weeks during two of which he harl been lost to radio communication Captain Wilkins sailed last Sep tember to continue a study of con ditions in that region started the previous year The Byrd expedition reached the Antarctic in December 1928 Rear Admiral Byrd and the various scientists with the expedi tion carried on extensive research work while Byrd made a flight over the South Pole Dean to Broadcast IOWA CITY Feb his subject Current Business Reces sion Dean Chester A Phillips of the University of Iowa college of commerce will broadcast from sta tion WSUI Monday evening at oclock President Is Preparing to Leave South By BEX SAFER Associated Press Staff Writer LONG KEY Fla Feb 15 of office fatigue by an angling holiday in southern waters President Hoover prepared to lay aside his deep sea fishing gear to day and return to Washington He concluded the six day indul gence In his favorite sport with a day of fishing off Long Key A program of isolation aboard the chartered house boat Saunterer where he has spent all of the time that was not devoted to crisscross ing the waters of the gulf stream in search of game fish marked the chief executives vacation Fished long Hours He came here to fish and rest Both features of the program had uninterrupted swayfrom the time he cast the first line across the stern of the fishing boat Goofus Boy Monday until he ceased angling Turn to Pase 8 Column Victims of Cancer Get Fresh Hope SAN FRANCISCO Feb 15 Victims of cancer the malignant disease which kills 115000 Amer icans every year and for which there is no known cure flocked to San Francisco hopefully and in in creasing numbers today to receive the new treatment originated by Dr Walter B Coffey and Dr John D Humber Facilities of the Southern Pacific hospital to which Dr Coffey and Dr Humber are attached were put at the disposal of the sufferers and arrangements were made to open Turn fo Page 8 Column C ANNUAL SUPPLY BILL IS PASSED Half Billion Dollars Pro vided for in House Measure WASHINGTON Feb 15 Carrying more thati a half billion dollars for World war veteran ac tivities the annual supply bill for 28 government offices and agencies was passed today by the house and sent to the senate The measure also carries 000 for the federal farm board Tho original allotment in the bill for the federal trade commission was increased by 5143000 bringing the total to to permit an increase in the work of Investigat ing antitrust violations PRESIDENT TOO IS ARRESTED IN CRASH OF BANK 31ame Two for Wrecking Bank in Chicago Suburb CHICAGO Feb 15 20 Miss Laverne Lindgren was de monstrating kitchen appliances to day as the 25 year old cashier of he closed Peoples State bank of Maywood she awaited grand jury action under bonds of 510000 on charges of embezzlement and re ceiving deposits while the bank was insolvent Elmer P Langgutli 30 year old president of the bank is under bonds of on the same charges He is under family sur veillance in a sanitarium suffer ing a nervous breakdown Cnshier Surrenders The pretty cashier missing since the bank was closed by the state auditors office nine days ago sur rendered to authorities in Maywood a suburb last night Simultaneous ly Pptrick J Koche investigator for the states attorneys office dis closed the results of his inquiry into the banks affairs In 1825 Langguth was elected tux collectorfor Maywood town ship soon afterward the f People1 bank was organized Rohhe saic Langguth purchased 500 shares o stock in the new bank at each and more at 130 each thus he lat er voted to make himself president Roche said Langguth told him h had used township funds to pur chase the bank stock and later usei money from the bank lo repay thi county Was Promoted Kupidly Soon after the bank opened Mis Lindgren was given a position a stenographer within a short time she was made cashier Later Roche was told she built a home in Maywood living there with her mother This Roche said was built with money fur nished by Langguth He added tha the bank president nlso purchasei two cars for the cashier During the four years he was ta collector of the township Kang guths fees earned him approxi mately today he is saU to be penniless Closing ot the bank came after Langguth failed to meet a note at another bank AWARDED 3 Small Baby Dies IRVINGTON Feb The monthsold baby of Mr and Mrs Ted Johnson was buried this after noon The child died from pneu monia WHITE ASSURES HANCOCK PAVING Movement on Foot to Pave Road North and South Across County GARNER Feb of 10 miles of Hancock county road from the south boundary of the county to Garner on No 15 was assured fol lowing a meeting here yesterday of the Hancock county supervisors with Fred White Ames chief engi neer of the Iowa state highway commission and Raymond Zack Mason City district engineer for the commission In paving this stretch of road it is proposed to use the 5270000 left in the Hancock county funds from the sale of bonds voted several years ago The road will be paved into Garner in a route passing the German Reformed church up to the city postoffice according to un derstanding of the plans here now County officials state that an other issue of bonds may be voted on in a special election held here this spring to procure funds for a continuance of the paving north and south across the county to the Win nebago county line Primary road No 15 connects with No 18 at Garner Its fair enough By the time he discovers she cant cook she dis covers the ring and car arent paid Inn Tribune M B BRIM BRIM IS GIVEN VERDICT IN RAIL ACTION Plaintiff Given Full Amount in Injury Trial MB Brim plaintiff in an action against the Milwaukee rail road for alleged personal injuries suffered while on a freight train from Coon Rapids to Mason City was given a verdict of the full amount sought by a jury which reached an agreement at oclock Friday evening The verdict vas returned in a scaled form and will likely not bo opened until court is resumed Mon day The case was submitted to the jury Friday afternoon after Judge C H Kelley had overruled a motion for a directed verdict by the de fendant attorneys Blythe Markley Rule and Dibble Mason City and Mr OBrien Des Moines The de fendant was represented by K C Moody of Nora Springs Hurt on Train The plaintiff alleged that he suf fered injuries that resulted in con Turn to Puge 8 Column 8 PARENTS AND 2 OTHERS ESCAPE AS HOUSE BURNS Overheated Stove Given Blame for Wisconsin Tragedy f RACINE WIB Feb 15 children were burned to death and their parents and one other child were burned seriously In a fire which destroyed their home here this morning The dead Phyllis Christensen 4 her sisters Bonnie 2 and Edna 10 months The parents Mr and Mrs Arthur Christensen and another daughter Irene escaped but were seriously burned The mother was not ex pected to live Harry Borgwardt 18 Beloit Wis Mrs Chrlstensena brother was uninjured The fire was caused from an overheated stove Borgwardt visiting his relatives arose first this morning and kindled a fire in a newly purchased stove threw in lots of coal and went o the basement to fix a frozen vater pipe Iulr Roiled on Ground Screams from a bedroom notified lira of the fire He ran to tho first floor as flames swept thru the house Christensen and Borgwardt rushed to the kitchen to fight the fire Flames forced them to jump thru a window to safety A neighbor Max Yenna called the rftrer department Christensen to extinguish their burnied He then broke down ot the cottage Mrs Christensen her hair aflame and her night dress burning crawled out of the door dragging the half conscious Irene with her They with the father were taken to a hos pital Firemen found the bodies Phyllis and Bonnie and the baby Dog Brings Alarm OWEN SOUND Ont Feb 15 T in their blazing farm home Mrs Roy Lonsway and her two children were burned to death today Ixmsway built a fire in the kitchen stove before going to the barn While at his chores thefamily dog ran howling to him his fur singed Lonsway attempted to rescue his family in vain Nine Airplanes and Hangar Lost in Fire LANSING Mich Feb 15 Nine airplanes and the hangar of the Wolverine Flying Service were destroyed in a fire of undetermined origin at the Capital City airport early today Damage was estimated at Will Rogers ST LOUIS Feb Lo Claremore ana run into a snow storm here and got set down Sons of the wild Jackass es after six solid days of braying were finally halter ed by public opinion and a twitch put on their upper lip to the score of Hughes 52 Jackasses 2 8 WILL KOOEKS I hope Mr Hughes dont prove as mean ns they Insinuated They say he is nil for the rich that if appointed he would take the liquor away from the poor and give it to the wealthy Henry Ford has always had more common sense than any body The minute a boy comes out of college he is going to take him and educate him so he can make a living If he can do that it will make him our greatest living American Yours WILL ROGERS MNAUGHT TO MOVE TO OHIO Iowa AntiSaloon League Head to Take Position atColumbus COLUMBUS Ohio Feb 15 Dr E J Moore for the last five years superintendent of the Ohio antisaloon league will retire within a few weeks and will be succeeded by S P McNaught superintendent of the Iowa league for the last eight years it was learned today Dr Moores retirement it was un derstood was caused by ill health It had not been determined today when McNaught will take over the leadership of the Ohio organization Freeman Dustman editor of the American issue official league pub lication said he and all other sub ordinates on the state staff includ ing district superintendents will submit their resignations to the new superintendent so that he will have a clear field from which to select his staff McNaught it was understood was unanimously elected by the board of trustees this week He is 48 years old and a native of Frzeysburg Ohio He recently declined the super intendency of the Indiana antisa loon league Niimed Aid to Davis WASHINGTON Feb 15 Appointment of Maj Gen John A Hullformer judge advocate general of the army as legal adviser to Gov Gen Dwight F Davis of the Philippines was announced today by the war department Army Air Flyer Off on Hop to Canal Zone MIAMI Feb 15 Clem ent McMullen of the United Slates nrmy air corps and Will W White Standard Oil company official took off from the PanAmerican Inter national airport here at on a proposed nonstop flight to Cristobal Canal Zone their second objective in a flight from Newark N J to Buenos Airea IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday with rising temper tures LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 13 Above Minimum In night 38 Below At 8 A M Saturday 15 Below Prccipltion 01 of an inch Snowfall 5 of an Inch Friday night brot one of the lowest temperatures of the winter and the first subzero weather this month The weather man promises moderation WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday Feb 17 For the lower Missouri and Up per Mississippi fair extreme south frequent peri ods of precipitation north and cen tral portions temperature mostly above normal in south and near or slightly below In north portion For the northern find central great plains Mostly fair in soulh and central frequent periods of precipitation In extreme north por tion temperature mostly above normal ;