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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION 1 VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NO 114 Longworth Better Off Probably Couldnt Be Czar of House Anyway By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb er Nicholas Long worth probabjy hasnt it in him to ruo the house of r e p r esenta tives as despoti cally all by him self as it was run by Czar Thomas B Reed three or four decades ago To be sure the speakership is not vested with the same amount of undiluted au thority today that went with it then However it is doubtful if Nick Longworth could wield as remorse less a gavel as Tpm Reed even if he had as remorseless a gavel to wield The whole secret of successful re morselessness is not to be found in the right kind of a gavel Part of it lies in the personality of the wielder What it takes to be an absolute lonehanded boss of the house of representatives Speaker Reed had TRITE the representatives boss 1 can get to be boss only with thebacking of a majority of the members of the majority party m that house of congress The two parties hold a caucus apiece at the start of each session each one se lects a leader and of these two of course the majority leader is boss of the whole the other chap simply leading the op position It is also true that evenafter he is chosen the majority leader mustprevent too many of his lowers from souring on him If too many do they can flop over to the opposition and make his position impossible a sufficiently hard boss once in is mighty dif He reliessomewhat relied principally on a clu his tjme thespeakership and the leadership were one and the same thing r OPEAKER DAVID B HENDER SON who followed Reed in hetrited the latters system but he Turn to Page 5 Colunm 6 PERMITS PROBE OF BRIBE FUND Judge Orders Books of Chi cago Company Opened for Inspection 3 CHICAGO Feb 19 Justice John P McGoorty of the criminal court late yesterday or dered the records of the U S A company to be produced in court for use in the investigation of charges that the company main tained a 51000000 fund for bribery of public officials First Assistant States Attorney Northup petitioned the court to use the records in a grand juryrnquiry Some of the records of the com pany an electrical contracting con cern are in possession of the Unitec States districtattorneys office pending the outcome of income tax evasion charges brot against offi cers of the company including George L Chamberlain president With the bribe fund Northup chargesthe IT S pre sented valuable gifts to public offi cials including former andpresent trustees of the Chicago sanitary dis trict in return for contracts AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Cousin Ezra used to say Iris wife didnt have nary fault except sh3 would cuss when she swallowed a little tobacco juice PARLEY IS ADJOURNED Blame Broken Pipe Line for Blast That Killed 10 EXPECT TARDIEU TO BE RECALLED BY DOUMERGUE Deposed Premier Likely to Form Another Cabinet DARIS Feb 19 Doumergue today continued his search for a premier There were further indications that Andre Tar dieu would be asked to succeed him self and get together a new cabinet to replace that which resigned Mon day night The president already has con sulted a number of political leaders and it was believed possible he might designate the new premier either tonight or tomorrow morn ing All Favor Tardieu It was understood M Poincare and most of the others consulted advised his selection There is a recent precedent for M Tardieus reappointment going back only to March 1924 when M Lasteyrie minister of finance in the Poincare cabinet of that year was defeated In the absence of the pre mier President Doumergue held that M Poincare had not been over Turn to Page 5 Column 2 FARMERS URGED TO WORK WITH FEDERAL BOARD Earl Elijah Gives Talk at Luncheon for Corn Winners COOPERATION with the federal farm board in its efforts to pro duce a stabilized market for agri cultural products was urged by Earl Elijah Clarence master farmer in an address Wednesday noon before approximately 200 Cerro Gordo farmers and businessmen at the annual Chamber of Commerce ban quet held in conjunction with the corn show Instability of prices is the prob lem which agriculture must face said Mr Elijah Farmers should give the farm board every encour agement that is possible in cooper ation and organization alongthe lines prescribed by them The factthat the success of the board depends entirely on the volun tary cooperation of the farmer is one of its weak points according to Mr Elijah but with the whole hearted support of agriculture it could be made a strong point Taxes are Unequal In touching upon a few of the problems that have troubled agricul ture Mr Elijah spoke of the unfair ness of the real property tax and quoted statistics showing that the real estate owners paid approxi mately 90 per cent of the taxes in the state and produced only 30 per cent of the income Whether the in come tax will remedy this situation remains to be seen hestated but emphasized the idea that this un fairness was a real problem If the farmer is able to make an income four times greater than his taxes for the year he is well satis fied with his years work said Mr Elijah He contended that few bus inessmen were obliged to cope with a similar problem Farmers Justified The agricultural depression can not be laid to inefficiency of the farmer as a workman said Mr Elijah He quoted statistics show ing that since 1300 the farmer has Turn to Page o Column 5 Passengers Shaken Up in Crash of Street Car DES MOINES Feb 19 than a dozen passengers were se verely shaken up today when a westbound fngersoll streetcar tefl the rails in the heart of the loop district crashed into a light pole and came Ip a stop at the curb The pole fell within a few feet of Tom riichrnan a newsboy AS SEARCHERS HUNTED FOR BODY OF MISSINGBOY A view of one of the wierdest chapters in the Melvin Hoist mystery as the entire backyard of a home formerly occupied by CharlesHannah of Orrville Ohio was excavated in a nattempt to find the body the missing boy Hannah under constant police grilling accused Earl Conald of slaying Melvin and bury ing him in the yard later naming a valley three miles from Orrville as the place where the body was taken after accusing Hannah of the crimehus answer questions MINISTER DIES The Rev J C Brereton 73 Congregational Pastor at Emmetsburgr Dies EMMETSBURG Feb came to the Rev Jt C Brereton 73 for 38 years a Congregational minister in Iowa churches here this morning after an illness of sev eral days The Rev Mr Brereton was pastor of the Congregational church at Waverly for 16 years and served the Emmetsburg church for 22 years He retired from active serv ice in 1923 and since that time had devoted his interests to the church as a whole over the state He was intensely interested in the develop ment of Grinnell college where his three children were graduated He is survived by Mrs Brereton and three children Dr Harold L Brereton of Emmetsburg Mrs Harold B Hall of Iowa Falls and Mrs Herbert C Baker of Sioux City Brereton was graduated from I he Chicago Theological seminary in 1884 He was at Plainfield III in 1857 Funeral arrangements have not been announced G 0 P LEADERS SPEED UP WORK Muscle Shoals Bill Gets First Call After Tariff Is Voted By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON Associated Tress Staff Writer WASHINGTON Feb 19 Looking ahead to the break in the legislative jam in the senate when the tariff is finally disposed of Senator Watson of Indiana re publican leader gives the first call to Muscle Shoals legislation As a result of the white house conference of yesterday republican congressional leaders are also pick ing out all bills relating to the busi ness improvement program for early consideration Behind the tariff dam in the sen ate are the bills to expand the pub lic buildings program all of the an nual supply measures carrying funds for next years expenses of the gov Turn to Pngo u Column 3 Britt Baby Is Dead BRITT Feb Dale Scabee infant son of Mr and Mrs George Scabee died about 4 oclock Tuesday morning He was taken sick Monday morning but lived only a few hours Funeral services will be held at on Thursday at 2 oclock p m I His Gadding Wife Gets Light Sentence CHICAGO Feb 19 Brauns defense that he slew his wife because she was alwaysgad ding failed to save him from con viction yesterday but it resulted in the comparatively light sentence of from one to 14 years imprisonment Braun said he wanted to stay home nights but that his wife per sisted in going over to neighbors homes and gossipingand gadding He finally became so incensed he said that he stabbed her A scar on his neck revealed to the jury where his subsequent effort to take his own life had failed TWO BROTHERS FOUND FROZEN Davenport Men Died of Quick Pneumonia Two Weeks Ago DAVENPORT Feb 19 upon their beds in a small attic room where they werestricken by qviick pneumonia more than two weeks ago John Dewarf 55and Fred Dewarf 38 brothers were found dead early today when police broke into the house at the request of anxious relatives 1 Coroner J D Cantwell said the men had been dead for about nine teen days The bodies were frozen from being exposed In the heatless house during that period TO STARTHOME City of New York Reaches Base Final Loading of Supplies Begun NEW YORK Feb 19 w York Times the St Louis PostDispatch and newspapers af filiated with them in publishing re ports from Rear Admiral Richard E Byrds Antarctic expedition an nounced today that the expeditions ship the City of New York reached the Byrd camp in the Bay of Whales today and that loading im mediately was started The loading was expected to be completed in a few hours and the voyage home begun today FiffhtfngIlliteracy ATLANTA American Legion and the Legion Auxiliary of Georgia are aiding in a campaign to wipe out illiteracy in the state A course of lessons is proposed be fore the new census is taken in April MANY OF THOSE HURT WILL DIE OR BE BLINDED Vaptha Flames After Ex Explosion in Plant Cause Burns N J Feb 19 ranks of 60 injured work men who were seared with explod ng naptha at a Standard Oil re iuery late yesterday were de pleted by death today until the list of fatalities had reached 10 Among the 50 bandage swathed aborers in three hospitals here vere 20 whose chances of recovery vere doubtful It was feared that several of these would be perma nently blinded if they survived the scorching blast which spurted thru part of the bay way refiner The dead Dominick Bioni Elizabeth Wil liam S Duffy Bayonne William S Duffy Bayonne William F Casey Elizabeth Arthur Lukasiewicz Elizabeth Arthur Croft Union Howard A Holliday Bayonne George Robertson Roselle John Lubas Elizabeth Clarence Croft Bayonne John Sulivan Elizabeth The explosion occurred yesterday afternoon in the alcohol plant of the refinery J Raymond Carringer general manager said the blast was caused by the breaking of a gas BIDE IN BOXCAR Donald Schaffer Says H Was Hit in Car and Finds Self in Boone Local police received word Tues day night that Donald Schaffer i sonof Mr and Mrs Gus Schaffei 1618 Adams avenue north had bee found in a boxcar by police u Boone He was expected in Maso City Wednesday night A dispatch from Boone state that Donald told police he wag on his way home from school Tueadaj afternoon and while playing hopped ia a boxcar at the Chicag Northwestern tracks Then he wa hit on the head and as proof of thi had a bump on his head He said he remembered nothin until he arrived in Boone about 1 oclock Tuesday night when he dis cove redyardmen closing the door o the boxcar He rushed to the doo pdurided on it and was let out Af ter telling his story to police h was given a meal and arrangement were made for his return to Maso City Trainen believe the bump wa caused by an engine backing int the car and throwing him agains the side His mother told polic that she had not known he wa gone MOORES BODY ON WAY HOME Noted Diplomat Will Be Lai to Rest Beside His Wife LOS ANGELES Feb 19 The body of Alexander P Moor publisher and diplomat today WE being taken to Pittsburgh Pa h home and the scene of his rise froi newspaper office boy to internatioa al prominence Brief funeral ser ices were held here yesterday The body is scheduled to reac Pittsburgh Friday night and will fc placed in a mausoleum in Alleghen cemetery there beside that c Moores wife Lillian Russell th noted beauty and actress Funen services will be conducted in Pitt burgh Sunday Moore died Monday in a Lo Angeles hospital as a result of lun and throat complications which fo lowed what was believed only bad Bronchial pneumon developed The only wny a man can hope t live in perfect pence with his wif is by doing exactly what she want him to rlo when she wants him t do It and never criticize anylhln she NcwsUoraJd Will Rogers BEVERLYHILLS Cfl1 Feb would have thot it was presidential year The hearty wel come California gave to Can t ankarkious Calvin and G r a c i o u s Grace And I am certainly go ing to see that he dont make the mistake of not shaking hands with Hi ram Johnson or WILL ROGERS even anything that looks like Hi ram I havent seen him myself yet I am waiting till he gets rid of this mess of republican politi cians who are trying to kid him fat chance they I have some news for him from his friend Morrow in London He is not going to make any speeches while here and so I hereby offer my services to him as pinch hitter on any and all oratorical occasions The service is gratia which might be an in ducement Yours WILL ROGERS WEEKS LAYOFF SOVIET CHURCH HEAD IN REPY Survivors said the pipe which broke was a high pressure naptha line and that fumes from it were ignited by portable forges used b workmen constructing a new build ing near the one story building housing the alcohol plant Flames Were Blue The night shift of 1100 men em ployed on the 100 acre reservation occupied by the plant in Linden suburb had started work at oclock They had been on duty 55 minutes when there was a terrific explosion followed immediately by two leaser blasts Long tongues of blue flame from alcohol fumes shot from the win dows and doors of the buildingand from gaping holes torn in the roof and walls About 20 feet from the alcohol plant a force of masons carpenters and laborers was working on the new building The force of the ex plosion threw them from scaffolds while the flames set their clothing afire flfany In Hospital Workmen employed in the alcohol plant rushed out their clothing aflame and many blinded by the fire They left four of their fellow workmen dead in the plant Their bodies were recovered after the fire which followed the explosion had been extinguished The four others died after being taken to hospitals At the hospitals cots were set up in corridors to care for the injured Turn to Page 5 Column2 HERMIT FOUND TO BE WEALTHY Aged Woman Had Hoarded Behind Her Kitchen Stove SEATTLE Wash Feb 10 Altho she lived alone in squalor in a small cottage here for many years Mrs Frances Jackson 83 yearold widow of one of Seattles early steamboat captains today was revealed as the possessor of a for tune The widow whose son William T Morley 61 had her committed to a sanitarium last Saturday had hoarded in cash bonds and stocks in a cache in the baseboard behind her kitchen stove The wom an neighbors said was obsessed with the idea she needed to save every penny for future necessity Known to her neighbors as the old lady of the lamps because she used oil lamps instead of gas or electric lights she was said to be opposed to her son acting as her guardian Nngle Will Not Hun IOWA CITY Feb ID Nagie republican twice a candi date for stale representative frnm Johnson county will not seek the nomination this year he said today Synods Acting Head Denies Charges of Pope MOSCOW Feb 19 The answer of the Russian orthodox church to a movement rapidly spreading over most of Christendom protesting persecution of religion in the soviet union has been voiced by the holy synods acting head Metropolitan Sergius That answer is an attack on Pope Pieus recent encyclical against persecutions of Christians in Rus sia and a denial that such per secution exists It was given to foreign newspapermen by the Metropolitan himself in an inter view yesterday Statement Is Censured The Metropolitan censured the Popes encyclical in uncompromising terms He also assailed Bishop Harry ShermanLongley of Iowa of the Episcopal church declaring that Bishop Longley not only had identified himself with the views of the Pope but also had urged cru saders against the Soviets not to stop even at sanguinary conflicts in attempting to rescue the Rus sian church We regard all these outbursts as fundamentally contradictory to the spirit of true Christian teaching They should be condemned by all Christian believers he said He de clared that he saw nothing detrl PARIS TROUBLES Grandi Sets Forth His Countrys Position in Statement By DEWITX MACKENZIE Associated Press Correspondent LONDON Feb 19 five power naval disarmament con ference adjourned this afternoon for one week because of the French cabinet crisis causedby the fall of the Tardieu government The decision was reached after aj meeting between Secretary of Stimsou and Prime Minister Mac Donald at which the chief of the American delegation urged a holiday I orderto give the French an op portunity to adjust their domestic situation Others Agree to Layoff The British prime minister im mediately consulted Dino Grandi head of the Italian delegation and Reijiro Wakatsuki head of the Jap auese delegation both of whom agreed on the advisability for such a recess During this naval holiday the experts committee will continue tHe work upon which they haves been engaged but all other conference activities will cease the adjqura ment being until Feb 26 Secretary Stlmaon was stood to have been entirely respon sible for initiating the recess Grtadt luues Statement head of theItalian naval delegation1 today issued a statement annouup ing that the fundamental position of the Italian naval policy was based upon reduction and parity with any continental power The Italian statement completed the series of definite announcements of national policies at the confer ence already made public by the United States Great Britain France and Japan Italy todays statement said be lieves her policy is justified hy the existence of the pact of the league of nations the pact of Locarno and the KelloggBriand treaty and sponds to the public opinion of all Italy Italy is prepared said the Grandi statement to examine favorably the complete abolition of capital ships Would Agree to Cut Italy will agree the statement added not only to hold her fleet strength equal to that of any con tinental power but will agree to re duce her navy to the lowest level that continental powers can agree upon Grandls declaration restated Italys willingness to consider aboli tion of submarines in connection with real reductions in other forms of naval armament It also restated the Italian naval position as being at present practi cally at parity with France if capi tal ships are excluded from the cal culations Grandi characterized the Italian statement as one of faith hope parity and reduction Turn to 5 Column 4 Ham Famed Wooden Horse Made Ready for Coolidge Canter LOS ANGELES Feb 19 Ham the wooden horse at the breakfast club an unusual Los Angeles organization stood saddled bridled and ready to serve a brief turn today as the mount of a dis tinguished and experienced rider former President Calvin Coolidge An old breakfast club custom re quires that guests must climb up on Hams back for a stationary can ter Since It was Mr Coolidge who introduced the wooden horse to the white house gymnasium as a form of exercise Ham will find himself dealing with no tenderfoot when he feels the expresidential spurs A tour of the motion picture studios of Hollywood also was on the program of Mr and Mrs Cool idge They were to be guests of Will H Hays dictator of the film indus try The former president and first lady accepted an invitation to be luncheon guests of Mary Plckford and Douglas Fairbanks Joseph Schennk and Samuel Goldwyn a the United Artists studio fftf M f Weaj IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Wednesday niglit and Thursday continued mild LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 52 Above Minimum in Night 39 Ahove At 8 A M Wednesday 41 Above The highest temperature in some four months was registered Tues day afternoon when the mercury mounted to 52 degrees above zero This was 8 degrees higher than the previous days maximum Likewise Tuesday nights minimum was a record for 1930 being 7 above the freezing level Little ex cept ice and deep drifts to recall the heavy snow of a scant week ago ;