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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS FINAL1 EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARYT071929 UNITED PHESS A NET TIGHTENS SERVICE NO 115 POLICE RADIO MEASURE AND JONES BILL WIN APPROVAL Penalties for Prohibition Violations Are In creased Feb 20 contrast with yesterdays activity when the house passed ra dio bill and tbe senate approved the Jones bill today promised to a liitht in congress so ar as measures dis posed oC were concerned The house bad arranged memorial jj services for tbe members of the sev entieth congress who Jlas died in of Mce white the senate had on its pro gram the resolution by Senator Edge of New Jersey which would authorize a survey ot the proposed canal across Nicaragua This canal would unite the Pacific and Atlantic oceann and would serve much the same purpose that the i Panama canal now eerves Representative Eaton Xew Jersey md Representative Garrett Tennessee the democratic leader had been se lected as speakers to pay tribute to tits dead Continue Tariff Hearings Nor was there unusual activity to I day In committees Tariff hearings were scheduled as usual before the house ways and means committee a house committee had before it Northern Pacific land grants mid military affairs faced a bill dealing with the army On the senate side the intestate com merce committee had arranged hear 1 ings on aptjjolBtmenta ol radio com kHifa snd tlieltfe ot the radio com L f or Vyear those who wish the J comnYisslon continued took heart ymice the senate had Llio Watson bill Is similar in Its nature befoifi Jt last night Tho senate adjourned f without action but n vote is expected ifbofpro the session ends Session Ncaring Close Feb 20 I ty t h ru tho se na te vi th v o tcs t o e tho Jones bill to increase pennl for prohibition violations now to the house but it is problemat ical whether any action will bo taken I on It there at this session or at the Aspecial session to come jt This session is fast drawing to a K Jclose and legislators have practically agreed that only farm relief and tar iff revision will bo taken up at tlio f special session Opponents of tho measure held fthcir own in the debate that centered it hut they fell short when the gbeffAn The vote was 65 to JS Penally Is IncrcaseiT The bill increases the maximum penally for first violations of the prohibition laws to a fine of or fivo years in prison OP both The maximum penalty for first violations at present a fine ot or six V inohths imprisonment or both and for second ofrcnt7crs a fine of 52000 with five years imprisonment pcnftHies were not changed The bill was not aimed at petty or TCKN TO PAGE 1 C OTASIN 1 MERCURY DIPS TO NEW RECORD OF25 n IOWA FORECAST Jlostly iinsctlled Weiluesday niclit anil Thursday probably lo cal sninvs miicli warmer in itorlh Mcst tiorliun ThurfiflHy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeLIazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock a nx Wednesday Highest Tuesday 2 Below lowest in 2i Below At 8 A M 15 Itefow Tuesday byall odds the coldest night oC tho several years in fact The GlobeGazettes weather instruments in southeast Ma son City registered 23 below while the American cct Sugar corppra lions instruments northeast ot the city registered 3fl This latter ap peared to be the lowest reading1 in the statu The wind shifted to tho south during the early morninghours and there was a rnlber abrupt rlso In the mercury Another cold seems to IIUVD passed ovor Three Ohio Prisoners Are Recaptured ROCKEFELLER CHOICE Will Rogers NEW XORK Feb How do Ktana sll this uncertainty Here It only 10 days till In auguration time and dont know Kwhat Mr Hoover is going to do and we dont know what Mr Coolidge is going to do Lindbergh Is the only one oC our three nrom inent men who is not ashamed to have it known in advance what he is going to do Mr H cover rZ memoers announce his cabinet at ones lor just lots times a cab inet attracts more attention be tween the time they are announced and the time they take seats than they ever do afterwards Yours Copyright Weather Man Holds Out Promise of Relief Thursday THB thermometer sank to dcsrees below Hero Tuesday nilit and established a record Cor cold weather in Mason City for a number of ycnrs At S oclock Wednesday nornlngr the mercury stood at 15 de reeg below and continued to rise thru out the day giving an Indication at east of fulfilling the weather mans promise of a turn for the warmer Thursday The slump in the temperature was evident Lhruout North Iowa The gov ernment thermometer at Charles City registered 2S degrees belovv zero while the temperature was given as SO degrees below at the plant oE the American Sugar Beet company Despite the frigid weather the enow plows wero out Wednesday exerting every effort to clear some of the coun ty roads the primary highways hav ing been placed in good traveling con dition Tuesday Charles City Hns 28 CHARLES CITY Feb lo cal weather bureau reported the mer uiry stood at 28 degrees 70ow vero last night making one oC tho coldest on record 33 Jit Manchester DES MOINES Feb 20 er bureau officials today predicted re lief from sub zero temperatures which in many Iowa communities last night TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 1 CAPITAL RUSHES INAUGURAL PREPARATIONS MOERMOTT HAD BUT FEW HOURS OUTSIDE PRISON One Lifer and Robber Are Still Being Sought kmen are rushing preparations In for the inauguration ceremonies March 4 TUe aie shown erecllng thestand in front of the capttoloh which VrcsidcntElect Hoover will take the oath of oftke IT r tigiifc at BOY FIGURES IN SHOOTING Father Attempts to Shield Child Accused of Kill ing Woman CHICAGO Feb 20 year old Leon IiacI lo ex plain today his ratal shooting oC Mrs Ruth Douvln a neighbor with a pis tol tho use of which his father had The boy and his father Franlc Mur pliy admitted after the boy had been Identified by nn eyewitness that Mrs Bouvins death last night was the re sult of wounds Inflicted by Murphys pistol They sahl it was accidental Tho witness CiuuIes Thill said he saw tho shooting thru a window and that the woman seemed to bosmiling ly admonishing the boy who pointed tho gun at her when it discharged Murphy and his son had been at the police station nlongr with other neighbors for nn hour before they ad mitted knowing anything of tho shoot ing Murphy admitted later ho hid the pistol nftor the shooting iu order to shield his boy An inrjuest ivas ordered lodny FATHER SOUGHT AS KIDNAPER 4 Year Old San Francisco Girl Missing for Sev eral Days FRAXCISCO SO Wlietliei4 ycaiold Doris Virginia SniitbMuipliy who disappeared from a city playground liere 1ist Friday was in tlie hands of a kidnaper or a relative ftmalncd uncertam today A searcli or the childs fattier Ulysses E Smith was begun by tlie police who there was a possibility ie may liave been connected with the disappearance Authorities in Xew York where he was last seen and in Pocnteflo Idaho wliero a sister re sides were asked to cocjperate in lo crxting him Smith lost custody of Doris thru a divorce tlirea years affo Tlie childs Coster father and her motlicr Mr and lira Edward T Murphy liive received three letters signed K K purporting to ba trom tho kidnaper Tho latest letter mailed yesterday puve nnrnlnp that this is tlio last time Ill tell you slie is all right A previous note said tho writor took the girl because she resembled my dead wife and promised her return on JIarch 5 Coolidge and Hoover Meet in Conference PresidentE I e c t Discusses Special Session Date With Leaders Feb IO Hastening to renew his discussions with President Cooltdge on sujecta of interest to the outgoing and incoming administrations PresidentElect Hoo ver made an appointment to see the chief executive at tlie white house tliis afternoon The conference was arranged for the white house proper ingtcaI of the business office where the president usually greets his callers At his first conference of the day Hoover discussed with Senator Wat son Indiana who will be republican leitler in tlio next session and Kenre senative Tilson oE Connecticut iorul llean floor leader tho most suitable tlato for calling tho special session MINNESOTA GIRL IN KIDNAP HOAX Myrtle Tasker 16 Fails in Attempt to Copy Aimee Semple McPherson Sixlconycnrnld Myrtle Tnsker of Allieit IM Minn came licrc Tuesday with a Uiflnaplnu story rivaling tlio cscapndo talc recited by Aimco Semitic ircPlierson 103 Angeles Cal evan BcIIat and like the experience ot Hie Calirornla woninu preacher tlio Sllnno Kola Inss found tlie authenticity of her narrative questioned ly the author Hen It has developed that date of completion of the tariff revision bill Inrsreljwilt rletermiiio he opening ilate ot the special session After his visit to tho Hoover home Senator Wntson Tilsot and Chairman llawley of the honse ways anrl ineans committee conferred on tlio Prospects 1 already or havingthe tariff bill ready earlier j portant than April 15 the day previously men Uoncrt for calling ot congress TELLS OF NEW 6YRD FLIGHT Commander Makes Impor tant Discoveries in King Edward Land XEVf TOHK lrub 20 New York Times the St Post iDispatch uid their USEociitcd news papers have received a delayed dis liatcii dated Feb 18 from their correspondent with the Byrcl Antarctic expedition telling oC a new xploration flight begun by Com jtandcr over Ivinff JJdward VIJ land to the south of the mountains he discovered recently Tho flight is bcinff made with two planes A Fokltor in which ore Com Byrcl Bernt pilot and Lloid Berlcner jndio opcrntor and in tho olhor Cuptaln Parker Harold June pilot and navy radio operator The corrcspondcnta brief dispatch as sent by cloff tenm from Little merica iho Byrl headfiirnrtcra nsfhove to thn steam barque City of Now Yorl nt the ico barrier for trans mission by wireless At tho time it was Kent the corre reported wireless messages ftoni Iho planes showed that lite flight was still In progress and had been productive of Inv discoveries which wnuM he mnde known when the planes re turned to their base pOLUMUBUS Ohio Vcb 20 Threo of five convicts who sawed their way to freedom thru tho bars of Ohio state penitentiary yesterday were captured and returned tsolitary con finement early today less than 1 hours atler their escape Pat JIcDcrniott trumnnn the Don t Mellclt staying in Canton and Milo o who murdered a tJlevcland were cornered in a power louse tower five miles north oC here at midnight and captured by j S Crumley and Charles WiiHams lrank in county deputy sheriffs Two Hiul Life Tciins Joe Rosso Cleveland robber was akcn a few hours later at a farm south of here by Deputy Sheriff John Guy McDermott and Jacko arc serv ing1 liCe terniH The others sought were William W Young sentenced to liCe mur der oC n Mniietta Ohio policeman and James A Wnlden Cleveland rob ber reputed wanted in Philadelphia Cor murder Rosso was captured after he and a c ornaaji ion e a driven from a general store near the farm where he was captured The owner of the store heard the men as they discarded Uieir prison uniforms for overalls from his shelves and opened fire Tie said he lic ieved he wounded tho man with ROSJSO and a posse toolc Jiis Irail Search crs had no indication of the direction taken by the other fugitive McDcrmott and Jaclio were fEisl sighted by CharloK Gardner who over took tli cm in a truck after they had stolen hig automobile He notified au I TURN TO 1AGE J CarlMN L KunnrUi K KiiiKSlmry presi den of Stiimianl Oil or California lias 11PCIi mtnliimed as sutcrssor Col Holiort Htitwart hi event John Ilr is snccissful in ousting tlie latter from Indiana Imnputiy FIVE MEN DIE AS MINERS TRAIN iS OVERTURNED Nearly 200 Persons In jured in Wreck Near Peoria MI GANG KILLING MYSTERY THOT NEAR SOLUTION Policeman Implicated Di rectly by Secret In formants Story plUCACO Feb 20 ment asencics of the United Statprj government Lhe comity of Cook and the city of Chicago cxprwsctl united belief intlay that last flays munlor oC gaiigstcrs approaching solution A wee rr t informant pa vo Hi significant infonnation to fetlcra1 nverftigators lust nlijht It lent corrn color to the theory first 01 by a fodeval official that Chi cago police officevs iuiy have had a iirt in the sevenfold sJayinp MoninH the seven Tvho litUcd were members of tho Ueorga Moran stole I2000 worth of A Chicago policemans lituor said nfovmant and thats what the shoot ings all about tves Iho HctnUs lie wont into detail The pollcomrxn who owned thr ISquor has a partner nml n swectlieavl The gitl runs a beauty shop and partner runs a romlhouKC northwest or Chicago The office has a half Inter in the Find tho policeman who tits thU ncUiro ind youve sot something Whether the axithorities had more definite intovmillion than tliir as the oCficers identity was carefully Feb 20 It was pointed out how ever that I lie lying statement of Frajnlc Gusenberg1 tlie only HOOVER COUSIN IS HIT BY GAR Auto Driven by Former Sen ators Daughter Runs Down George Hoover WASIflXUTOV Feb 20 Oeoreo C Hoover 01 may not sec his cousin Herbert J luovcr inaugurated ATTORNEY DIES AFTER COLLAPSE F M Molsberry of Columbus Junction Stricken While Trying Case PIAMOUTH Feb fmseral of F M MoUborrv was licld Satur day aCtornoon at Columbus Junction 2GHIGAGOANS ELECTROCUTED Chair Is Brot Into Use in Cook County for First Time CHICAGO Feb 20 execu tion of two youths in their icons caily today introduced tho electric chair to Cook county is the legal death de vice supplanting hanging Anthony Grecco ami Cimiles AValx Olcd within 10 minutes uC each other shortly after tnidnigbt for the murder oC Patrolman Arlhur Ksau duiiriL a drufstorft lioklup last Anril Tho exec tit Ions were canled our with precision and were completed TVithttx U minutes after dccco tho Cirat to die had into the death chamjicr blindfolded by two guardg Grecco who was 19 was ailenl thruout the proceedings but a year younger turned to one oC tho guards as ho walked toward the chair and mumbled Xever mind Im all right As he was strapped in the chair he ivhlsporcd Goodbye folks Ankoit EC he TV ore sorry for the unir dor rcjilied I do Et lie woulil have got nxe if I didnt get bixii Greece was nioic talking to his parents and other rela tives he remarked Im sorry Id never Jo it five minors k El tod today ami it 2UU otlicry ivcro Injured sumo oC horn HO seriously they may die when oxir ram ciC an I car PC or in terminal train carrying flOO lo vork went over a fuot rmbariUineixl near JfortiV ill five south of hero Otie of tlio ears tiujtit 1iro from an overturned sjovo but Hitfire beTore it spread lo other coaclxew One miiKr iiroluibty was burned lie Unucloil uncnn KciouM and Cell across I lie ttovc Jle HUS rcscuciJ bv nxiothor miner On Cojil Finhls T i o train k 11 o w t x u s mi lie t rt i 11 Ni f wis earnute to tho Crestenl coat mines Jo nxtloa suutli ol here Kn ginccr O naiij ho pro Ill p between II and i miles m hour and did not kncnv was wrong until he I anted luck ami saw Hie cars hoxuxring the rails then tumble ovor the ernbanltixieTU WTIS that a couple of coppers did ft Tit ere wns also he testimony of sev eral persons who tbo killer5 car least ind dcseribrj it is a poHuu niaclilnc Jitindoscri Coroner Jlormaj HundcFen threatened with douh bptrauso or uctiviiy in the wTfd No at work on a reitJ clew but dJiT lot what it was I n addi ion n witness uis fuuntf positively I Mat tbo car used hy iho ixinrdeiYjrs n piiliio Mqirni rjr and nol itm Ihul jifst luukod Ji TIJHX TO j COUMV 3 ft was a ntnail to he last df ail nttornoy told this norfs identity was not It iven had the usual gun rirtc fuxinnl to the cjf tJm front seal The refpronce was lo tho rack used for riot uuns and rifles winch IK regular on police squad Ml Molsberry was successful at Followinga strenuous of tlic States Uorney nt Columbus Junction Tor S7 nation at local police headquarters Illst t liours after the lie strUdton while nr she admitted that story won cxccuiivn arrived bnctc in WashftfllnS aeasts in court at Warjello The hoav and Tuesday nfsht found Florida George Ifoovor upy lOOJ dismissed and the nt back at her home in Albert Lea nttomey for tlio interstate com ere preparing to leave the sadder and wiser girl perhaps After j merco commission was run down when he collapsed He was confessing to havingconcocted Uxo story for reasons of adventure Mic Mas placed in the custody oC the diivcr oC Albert Tea bus vrhich met upon Its arrival at Uern homo city by the parents of ilni an automobile and carried to the hos tnken to Iifs home lmt tlhl not accoraing to tho girls kidnaped her at Al in tbo yomisor society set of NVaphinpton was driving tho which struck Hoover She stopped with the nld of pnssershy llftcit tho Injured man Into her machine nnd Two men early story hert Iea nnd brot her hern whom slio succeeded In effecting nn escape From hr itaIC Wai9 wlthout to the hospital logic nnd as aho continued to unravel her yarn a great many details In conflict and beyond belter How1 settler was telling1 t friend ever she ivna quick to see tlie futility1116 otllor bis wife wns CO of her attempt to establish tbo storv fHcml srxid as bona fide and she crnixe thru the pltnl with a fractured and Consciousness and died Thurs aboxit bis body nt oclock p m Fannio P Dial daughter of was born at Pry former Senator Xalhaninl R Dial of 22 ISfiG the son of Jo Kouth Cnrolina nnd one of nnd Jeniina MoJsherry He yrnddiled from tho of Iowa Collcee oj law in 1S02 and upon receivinghfq degree went directly lo Colttmhtia Tunctlon whore lie started tho practice that he has continued ever since ITo served ns county ot tornoy for three terms and was state senator for five years He Is survived by his wife a daugh ter Mrs M H ration and wo Charles and Franlc of Ply j mouth Tiurinl was nt Columbus June cctnolcLtf i l V10 foi Chief Justice Taft Indorses Plans for Washington Memorial WASHINGTON Fob 20 dorsement of plans for a George Mcmorhil niulilorlum Ijas bcrn hivcn by Chief In a letter to Mrs Hurry I prcsdent of iho WasiiintfloM Just Taft declared Mint to honor the name of tho man whom ho termed one of thi in history of whom it can hr said that vHhout him this country coxild not have been the memorial shouKI bo built HOUSE PASSES TAX MEASURE Senate However Turns Down Companion Bill by Patterson IfCMKTIX IMS MOINHS Kck senate voted toilny lo defer until Tridiiy morning i fitml vote nn he J Etonian hill to plixco RPC in clary road tnnst ruction imiler roiifnif of hoard of super visors subjiHt to approval hv ho hirhiviy commission The vote iviis U lo Jfi At Mm sinm ijnr tlu srnitn vcitoil to lulm as a spiM iul nnler tomorrow iiinrnii tho Hnreii liill in remove time limit front stnfr prison rnuti irls DKri Feb IO luOuy passed the lohnsonKoim MHlayiun income tax bill strik ing out lection the moneys and credit tnv The vole was oi fur and 7 sihsoiu or nnt vniitis j The Itill now KOOS to tho senate where Its ol Hi i IK jurm may meet tho ro vision in tho na t c ru lo rej rr bill onco defeated cnn not he hint up for cumO deration a xcc nid lirnr Tho Kvnjlo yoslririny dofeatod tlij imojiif tax moisure L cojnpali Ion liill tu I ho house flntiili Should Hitscnato fnvotvihly on tlin houso hill nnd it bcrojjio law tho clianffrs made lodny would give Iowa in in corn o uIditJort lo moneys j cmd cvodlts tax cars Tho uiideistufid to liavp frnid Miat dorr worn two policemen tn UK car when he saw it and two oth er mon who lookiil vovy trnifrU fur was moving north slowly snunrt its airon aliaut tlic time of the murder Alornii IIors City Morau hitusoir has not IKTM seen hy piilue Murr tho Rhiyinj oC hN j mon was rrijnrtol thft TfejaUl and today In have fled thn city T f I in1 now spa fKrs j nfoniKition is cor that Aforan is for Miami j 1joach lla that city may IKLVH the disliurt ion so an of IIP ing host to Ilio three mon t whom virtually Ohicapom supply or hnor nul wliisUy had lopii IS To ran Al Capono nnd Ton Salt is tho latter just out of Inil a entoncc Tor sun to ting1 There Indication that one nn of the fnvcsiiKatfon was concern ing itself with tho cleaning and dyn ing industry ns having provided A pop siiile motive for tho mnrderg Moran niifl his mon wore protectors of a porlhsido mnd Ivors concern vljiie 1 Crijiono dad boon rotainrd In 1 similar primarily on tho situili f jilnec twcndcs tliarlcs City What ncod he saul is a The Konato today voted to to pTfar 1oniitifnl bniJfSini thit slinllliefer finil action on KCC not nnly he a triumph of rxnhUrituit j omlary road Uill until Vrlday U 11 a worlhy of him Imt a structure wliich in nnd tr tnUc up the prison Libur slKill be A auditorium1 Uuli Xliursdny jihuniug AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Women caii keep secrets as well as anybody but I aint never seen one that conk wash her hair with out tellin somebody before night ;