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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa iL North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS ABASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 21 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SBBVICD U S WARSHIP SaiT TO CHINA SNOW BLOWER BATTLES DRIFTS ON MAIN ROADS Cuts Fill Up Despite Ag gressive Work of County IN the of a falling temperature and a strong north wind that kept the snow drifting thruout the rural sections snowplows were doing their utmost to keep the main highways open In this and adjoining counties Thursday The east and west roads were re ported to be In the worst condition due to the fact that they caught the full sweep oC the wind and In places tho cut made In the road was drifted full Was Drifting Fast Travelers on the Clear Lake high way Thursday morning stated the snow waff a foot deep In the road five minutes after the plow had passed The county engineer H B Robertson had the highway commission blower again and was using It on the main thorofares blowing the snow the road a distance of 100 feet or more A score automobiles were In dire circumstances on the Clear Lake high way ate Wednesday afternoon when anowplow happened along and res cued them By keeping the plows busy the county engineer able to hokl roads open so that motorists could get thru Some Roads BlnelCEiL At the office of the district engineer ot the highway commission it was re ported that No 18 was open as fai I cut as Charlee City while west of the VBTT tcondition Arrest Detroit Gangster for Massacre FUNERAL SERVICES FOR MELVILLE E STONE Suspects Pocket Gives Up Murder Map of Area Near Scene of Killings Lineman Gives last rites fov Melville 15 Stunc counselor unit former generarnmnager of the Associated Press were at ho Park Avenue Usptfst church in Aetv York Picture shows general view as lie fluwcr covered casltct was car ried from the church in places county and township roada were mostly Impassable One farmer said ths cut in the road from his V drifted so full that aid to bring out his horses Train service In and out ot Mason City Is rapidly getting back to nor malcy only a Jew of the trains being reported as much as one hour late Thursday morning Several are now In on time and with snow plows clearing the tracks at various points on some of the roads Thursday ft la expected that uninterrupted ser will be possible thlg weekend provided no more enow or high winds Trains Arc Fasaanger No 11 on the Milwaukee waa one hourlate Thursday morning rest of the trains on this running practically on lime I Chicago and Northwestern re t ported one train an hour late and the un ot snow plows to clear the tracks from drifts at various points Rock Island trains were running from 30 minutes to an hour late and jr and St L trains were on time TURN TO PAGE 1 COI 4 Makes PrisoiT Labor Bill Likely to Be Passed Wea IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Thursday night and Friday cold winds Thursday night temperature about zero In southern portion and from zero to 5 and 10 helow in north por tion colder Friday in south and extreme east portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlubeGazette weather figures tor 14 hour period ending at S oclock a 31 Thursday Highest Wednesday II Degrees Lowest in Night J2 Above At 8 M Thursday 13 Above Trace of Snow Almost as remarkable as tiie weath er performance of Tuesday when the mercury descended to 25 below zero was the showing made Wednesdaj when the mercury hopped clear up 21 degrees above zero a range of 46 de grees in something less than 24 hours But the wind was back In the northwest Thursday and there was inoio likelihood of further cold weatli cr than of balminess A bright sun was on the warm side ot the equation Senate Hears Arguments of Federation Leaders Against Measure BULLETIN DES MOINES Feb 31 Tho senate today definitely killed he pruposcil state income tax law when it refused to allow the house bill to le introduced in the senate By JACK C GREIG Associated Press Stuff Writer JIOIMES Feb 21 Iowa senate today took tip in com littee of the whole the Van Buren ouse bill to remove tlie restrictions rom existing contracts for labor per ormed by prisoners in correc ional institutions The measure brot before the whole iody in committee because of exprea lona of resentment by labor organ zatlon officials as having it reported iut oC committee hurriedly before a icheduled public committee hearing ouid be held ig expected to reach rote during tlie day Proponents claim ample votes to pass it The labor officials J C Lewis pres dent of the Iowa Federation of La bor James Steadman representing he transportation organizations and others came before the senate with he same arguments presented before louse and senate committees Cults It Slavery Existing prison labor contracts which would be extended Indefinitely under the measure they denounce as n men into slavery lor tlie benefit of the prison labor trust J H Striet head ot the board of control which is the meas ure to eliminate the July 1 limitation on contracts and Assistant Attorney eneral Gerald Blake again present their arguments that the contracts are not only designed to keep prison ers from idleness hut aid the state in keeping up Its penal Institutions with out harm to the inmates After hearing tho arguments the nate was to dissolve Into regular session for possible action on the measure With that out of the way the senate had up for action numer ous small bills It was calendar cleaning day In the house with only two or three meas ures of more than local or minor im port tip for action The lower chambers major pros pects for action were tho rollings worth bill lo require motor vehicles to slop when meeting or ovcrtaUing school or common carrier buses Inking TO 1AOE J COLUMN I BOBBINS ISTO foilMagnate QUIT POSITIONjSays Charges Are Unfair FILIBUSTER ON 3 BILLS LOOMS OVER CONGRESS Drovince of Arica Goes to Peru Under New Arrangement BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb 21 Embodying the desire of house ad ministration leaders to circumvent tho controverted proposal uf S2 000000 additional for prohihltlmi enforcement In the drat deficiency hill a second measure omitting tliat item wan submitted to tlie liouse today by its nppropriallonB committee WASHINGTON Feb 21 the closin Happening in Garage Before Shooting Assistant War Secretary in Des Moines for Speech Is to Resign DES JtOlNJSS Feb 21 Kellogg antiwar pact was termed rn expression of good will by Col C B Hobbins of Certar Rapids assistant secretary of war hero for the annual session of officers of the Iowa Ameri can Legion and Its auxiliary Robbing reconciled the treaties with the cruis er bill by have been treaties since the beginning his tory Every one has been broken and the nation that Is caught unprepared will The United States came out of the Washington disarmament conference the worse for wear he saltl The European nations are old at the game of diplomacy we are comparatively new Robbins said he would resign as as sistant secretary of war as soon JIK his years leave of absence as presi dent o the Cedar Rapids Life Insur ance company is up He will go to Cu dar Rapids before returning to Wash ington he said Mrs Boyce PIcklen Jr national president and Mrs Gwendolyn Wig gin McDowell national secretary ar rived today for the presidents and sec retaries conference of ths Legion aux iliary which opens tomorrow Mrs McDowall formerly was secretary ot theIowa auxiliary Mrs O H Allbee of Marshalltown Col Stewart Takes Crack at Claims of Rockefeller Interests CHICAGO Feb 21 of the Standard Oil company of Indiana who on March 7 will decide whether Col Robert W Stewart is to continue as ciiairman of tho board have been mailed a new appeal for re election by Colonel Stewart Tho letter charges spokesmen of iTolin D Rockefeller Jr with a cam Ipaign of misrepresentation in their effort to remove Colonel Stewart from control It expresses the hope that the contest between the younger Rocke feller and himselC lie kept on a high plane It was my understanding that such too was the hope and intention of Mr Rockefeller the letter con tinued Then Mr Rockefeller sailed for Egypt Colonel Stewart wrote In the letters which went Into the mails last nlifht Mr Aldrlch Wlntlirop W A drlch brotherinlaw and attorney for Mr Rockefeller and Mr Ivy Lee ap parently did not understand the mat ter as lie did Wild Proxy Scramble After saying he would embark on no unseemly scramble for proxies it surely must be without his knowl or consent that others In his days ot the session three questions are casting lillbuatey shadows ovor the senate One is a difference ip views over the proposed increase for prohibition enforcement another re volves around the navy department measure carrying funds for the cruis er construction program and the third hinges on the opposition ot Senator Walsh democrat Montana to ft pro vision in the Interior department bill which would authorize tlia secretary ot Interior to condemn any privately owned lands In public parks All the bills aCfecteil are appropriation meas ures The prohibition Horn wan added by the senate to the first deficiency bill and republican leaders have decided to let that bill die and to leave the SIIOOOOOO out of the second deficiency bill Second Might Fall Senator Glass democrat Virginia 109 declared tliat 1C this program is ollowed that the second deficiency jltl would havea hard time getting thru the senate This was Interpreted ns a filibuster threat by the Vir ginian Then yesterday Senator Elaine re publican Wisconsin blocked an at empt by Ciiairman Haie of the naval iffalrs committee to get the naval leforo the senate Later In the day Senator Swanson of Virginia asked or unanimous consent to take up the naval hill Senator Blalno an oppon ent of the cruiser program smiled genially but lie again objected and or the second time it wras decided that i filibuster threatened Senator Walsh gave notice to the senate that he would discuss at some cngth tho conference report on the interior department bill The amend ment giving the secretary of the in terior power to condemn privately owned lands In public parks was ad TURN TO PAGE 2 COLIJMK 3 CHICAGO Feb 2t Nosey Joe Lewis with prison records n Illinois and Leavenworth has been in fietroit in connection with Chicagos gang massacre A murder map was found in his locket It diagramed territory along the Lake Michigan shore contiguous to tho North Clark street savage In which the seven gangsters were exe cuted just a week ago The arrest was made last night at tar Nosoy Toe or George A Lewis as ho Identified himself was overheard to say he had bumped off aparty in Chicago A murder charge was placed against him at the request of Chicago authorities Detroit police however would not discuss the arrest nor say for what murder Lewis was held Tn QulE Piirnlo Gangster An assistant states attorney und Chicago police lieutenant left Im mediately for Detroit Besides Lewis they planned to question Philip Key well Purple gangster who was nicked up yesterday by tho Michigan lolice A photograph oC Kcywcll has been partly Identified as being of one 01 cunseiic mat oiners in nit department president termed the conlname havo upon a campaign ference an Instructional school so ot misrepresentation that they in a that the officers ot the units In tho state may bs Informed of the outline ot work for the year Phonograph Operators Radio Studios to Be Members of Union very wild scramble for proxies Indeed have brot the whole force of the Rock efeller millions to bear to Intimidate and coerce whenever possible Individ I uals and financial Institutions and nl ot the spotters who spied upon the garage for several days preceding the mass murder A new witness haa come forward today to give the first account 1S gnrago during the tkornins hours Immediately pre ceding the slaylnss Ho was a tele phone repair man whoso Identity war cept secret to prevent any attempt or i Is Ufa This man had made several visits o the garage at L122 North Clarlt street at the request of tho subscribe there who believed the line had been apped Escaped By 30 Minutes He was at tha garago between and 10 oclock the morning of St Val entines day leaving about half an lour before the machine guns and pis tols of tho slayers opened flro upon ha George Bugs Moran gangsters I never saw all seven of the dead TURN TO PAGE t COLUMN I FLOODS BEGIN SPRING TOLL Avalanches Cause Heavy Loss of Property in Bal kan States LONDON Feb 21 and avalanches have taken a heavy toll oTthecompanTeswhlch 1ICe ind property In tho Balkan in CHICAGO Feb 31 seri oua business ot operating a phono on a record taltlns one off and every now and then hanglne a become ler Interests dominate in order to de the present management of this j company His opponents Colonel Stewart Bald haveIndicated a rule or ruin1 policy bet on securing control of tho com pany regardless of the conse quences Tho denied that he wns nsllns a pcrsmial vindication of the burning Issue with the Chicago tellerstockholders That IIHH already been ation ot musicians On and after March 1 said an an nouncement today by President James C Petrlllo of the federation operators of phonographs or other mechanical devices for producing mu sic mem Musicians The points of nspecinl interest lu in broadcasting studios must be attitude Colonel Kiev muers of the Chicago Fcdoratlon men on our boar given to me two courts and two jurlea What he wanted he fiaid was that they vote for the good of the company and your own good Asking by what right his opponents have assumed a holler than thoii wfirt asserted states and neighboring countries Dis rupted communications preiented the full extent of damage being known here today The Peloponnesus nectlon of Greece and Thessaly too were stricken with the overflow of the Vardar the Struma Ncstos and Marltza rivers Several villages In tho valley of the Struma were entirely covered with water and at Sories a military baUery and largo railway bridge were carried away Thousands of acres of valley land are under water So great 19 the general destruction and disturbance of communications the Grecian government has post Fletcher Given 5 Years in Pen Then Is Paroled Hunter on Sheffield Farmers Land Pleaded Guilty to Mayhem HAMPTON Feb Flctcl atemphls Tonn toaay pteadci guilty to a charge ot mayhem In con nectlon with the shoollns Lconnn Peters Sheffield farmer ami was sen tenced to five years In thd penken tiary at Fort ami fined hy Judge Sherwood Clock in distric court here Immediately afterward Judge doc paroled the defendant from the bend upon good behavior and tlio fulfill ment of certain conditions Imposed by the court Fletcher was arrested aevera months ago following tho wounding o Mr Eeters as a result ot trouble ovc Fletchers hunting on tho farmers and It Tvaa indicated during tho pro ceedings tliat a civil settlement hail been reached between Peters and the lefendant and that Fletcher had ar ranged to indemnify tho complainttis ivltness to tho best oC his ability for tho Injuries received Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb o be the nations pastimo now to offer Coolitlge a Job I see to day where the Denver Post of fered him f wonder Jf Mr Coolidge wired back Is that to vead It It looks like lie will become a syndicate writer Then all he wilt know is Just what he reads In tlie papers He will then bcconitj a trained seal WILL ROGERS TlaLB what they call a ape ial writer covering an event AVell us old time newspaper men will give him a great welcome among us Dempgey Babo Ruth and myself I wotld like to ait in the press stand by Coolldges side covering this next farm relief session of congress 1 bet he would get more laughs out of It than anybody there Yours WILL Copyright 1939 MUTINY FEARED OF NATIONALIST CHEFOO TROOPS Cruiser Will Be Ready to Guard American Missionaries MANILA Feb 81 light cruiser Trenton loCL Manila tu day nnder orders to prccceO to ChcCoo iis tile result of a reported UijrlsiTlff hi Shantung The Trenton proceeding under orl inary eneeil Is due at Cliefoo Monday morning poned the Impending senatorial elec tions until April H rd of directors jhave a devotion to a clean thlnUIir and livinK just ns deep f the 2D is that memLnil sincere any ot my opponents hershlp of phonograph operators those men aro supportins me Bui the union would mean a weekly sal1 ary ot to a week TlKN TO IA OH 2 COLUMN 0 weather still prevailed In ili of the continent with no sign abatement In Knshmd however VOLCANO HURLS JETS OF FLAME OUT OF CRATER Eruption in Hawaii Pro vides Spectacular Scenes HILO Hawaii Feb 21 Kllauea largest ot Vulcans slowly cooling Coiges was belching flame today from ts crater Halemauirmu pit of ever a si I rig fire and providing a spec aclo for hundreds of visitors here during the height of Hawaiis soda season From subterranean depths lava anc flro hurst forth hurling Jets ot flame 2oO to 300 feet Into the air The dis turbance started about a Tuesday At first two fountains spurted upward from the pit which Is feet across and 1350 feet Scores of Fire Streams Within two hours tho activity hm ncrcnsed until scores ot tire streams spread in cracka across the hot torn oC the lava pit and broko thru crevices In tho crater Tho watchman at volcaim housi nearby was tho first to noto the dla With a he signalled the people that an eruption had begun They gathered In throngs to see th st show the afford iLas t tho spouting1 fire lllumlnatei Mauna Laa a mountain towering 13 1575 feet above the sea a few miles west and north of ICIlauca making with lts tropic setting n scene of grandeur Is Accnnling lo Hoylc This Is tho first sizeable eruption Kllauea since lt24 when It broke nut abruptly and poured forth lava ID I hurled out rocks ashes anil siiuoUe The present eruption was not unexpected as there had been earth quakes ufthJn the pit recently Prof Thomas A Jaggnr volcanolo gst who has made the volcano a spe cfal study says Its present conduct according to Hoyle He expects it continue some days but feels 110 uneasiness So far It lias not thrown ip lava ports from CheJoo 10 that 3000 former Peking fol eia who had been mustered Into the itlonallst army hart revolted at Shantung1 There was at the mutiny would spread to oth p towns and garrtsoTis Later reporta which Indicated thru iEs may have happened saJd tliat a attle was Imminent wort ot e twee n loyal nationalists and rebels Missionary women were evacuated rom aeverai In the affected rea altho men remained at their osls War Lord to Shantung SHANGHAI Feb 21 nformatlon at TSalren Lflaotuns Jn ancse tervltory today that ltuneTsungChangr war lord and ormer military governor oJ Shan g left that city yesterday for Chefoo Shantung center of anti Nanking maneuvering Chang3 whereabouts Tieretofoce have beon a mystery was accompanied to Chefox It vsis aaW by Atamacn SemenofC Russian genfcraJs soclated with the white Russian army In China Only meaner reports were avail tblft here from tho Shantung but It wnsbelieved the situation HITS was Chxing TeungrCltangf was one of tnf ioat powerful of tho old northern war ords A aeries of reverses lajbt aum ner preceded his flight to Fort Ar hur and later It la hellricd to Dalrcn troops were to capture iiJm Tlis return to Shantunr might be egarded as significant In the light t mutiny of former soldiers of his t Iungkow King George Takes First Walk Since His Long Illness BOGiTOR Sussex Feb 21 King George has achieved his first veal walk since the beginning of his illness His majesty walked around his bedroom with the aid of a sticlc yesterday He was weak and his nurse hovered cloie but he negotiated n turn successfully Pioneer Resident of PlymouthDies at Home J Under the 10 PERSONS DIE IN TWO FIRES Overheated Stoves Blamed for Destruction of Homes PITTSBURGH Feb 21 orsons members oC two famtHea mrneO to death In fires which fle stroyed their homes In western Penn jI van in enrly today at Ebensburg Mre Leo Mangold attd her chU Ircn pert shed and at Hlllftboro Mm Zetiag Bcvkcy and her three children died five Mangold ranged from S months to 6 years The Ihree Berkey children were aged 6 weeks and 3 and 4 years Both fires apparently were caused hy overrented stoves Tlio only two other ef the Mangold dwelling were Mangold and his brother Donald who occupied steeping quarter a on the first floor Both escaped uninjured In tha Hlllsboro blaza Ber key lone survivor of the family suf fcrod severe burns on the face and hands WOULD CHANGE POLICE CONTROL Illinois Senate Bill Puts Authority in Hands of Commission SPUING FIELD III Feb 21 A Mil to take control ot tho Chicago police department from tho cityii hands and give It to the state has been placed before the Illinois senate Tho measure Introduced by Sena tor Adolph Marks of Chicago would replace Tolico Commissioner William K KuKsell and his deputies ivith cfmnuHHlon appoltitevl by Governor lite mercury lood ten degrees higher than ycslcrday and was almost every where above freezing A gradual thaw vvas n progress PLYMOUTH Veli Wort fillers 83 resident of Plymouth Klncc 1S71 died of heart disease at her home I here at It oclock last night cm now rffestive tho north smith and weal boinlN of Chicnso are state oporilcil thnt city at prpwent hna a large area VollccJ under state direction AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I guess Pa would of kept his Ij c a r d but he got ashamed of it altcr he look a naj on the porch that day an the goat chewed one side ;