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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North lowtia PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER copy ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVIO B MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 22 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONALNEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 117 VICTORY FOR WETS Grandfields Elec tiori Is a Blow to GOP By CHARLES P STEW ART ASHINGTON Feb 22 W i 1 1 i a m J Grandfield never was heard of out side a few days ago Even yet he casts only one vote in the house o f representa tives He casts it with the minor ity part at that Beaides he is a wet which puts him in a still smaller minority However it is just because ho is in these two minorities that R e p r esentative Grandfield stands out as he does If he were a republican wet or dry he would at tract little person ally thus far quite an obscure in dividual He simply would be taken for granted because it always has been assumed that any republican who happens to be nominated will carry the second congressional dis trict of Massachusetts whence Mr Grandfield comes to Washington f T is a feat to be rather proud of to 1 win for congress as a democrat in a district which never elected a democrat before Still such political upsets do oc cur occasionally They create somethingof a flut ter but usually not a regular stn sation like Representative Grand fields victory The thing that gives Its advertis ing value to Mr Grandfielda per formance is the fact that Mr Grandfield is the first democrateVer to be elected in history by exPres ident Calvin Coolidges own congres sional district I JATTJRALLY the democrats in Washington are trying toclaim triumph for their Turn to Page 8 Column I CONFESSION OF HANNAH IS WEAK Killing Impossible as De scribed by Suspect Says Conald v WOOSTBR Ohio Feb 22 OPI The disappearance of Melvin Horst 4 today apparently was as great a mystery as when he failed to return I to his prrville home Dec 27 1928 The confession of Charles Hannah 61 that he killed the boy wag further torn down with the dec laration of Earl Conald the other man held for questioning that the slaying would have been impossible as described by Hannah The latest statement of Conald wbio has corroborated Hannahs story that the two were together drink ing at the time Melvin was sup posed to have disappeared left au thorities admittedly at a loss as what to do today Only a few hours before Conalds new account two Akron men were released when Hannah failed to iden tify them as the pair to whom he scd he delivered Melvins body Hannah who three times has con fessed killing Melvin twice has named different places where he said the body was buried but now professes not to know became of itHe has said he killed the boy with a wooden scantlingwhile he and Conald were drinking In a garage AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I found out today why Ella married the kind o man she did She dont even know how to get rid of a peddler MILLIONS TO FIGHT CRIME 4 Die STOLEN LIQUOR TURNS OUT TO BE POISONOUS Other Youth on Midnight Party Likely to Re cover T YONS Necr Feb 22 mid Li night spree during which the principals celebrated with what they thot to be wine but which proved to be a poisonous automobile solution today had ended fatally for four young men here One other youth who imbibed less freely of the deadly poison was reported to be in a serious condition this morn ing The dead Hollis Cleveland 17 high school football player Law rence Kohlmeier 24 a farm hand Nelson Jarvis 20 a poolhall em ploye Leon Jarvis Ms star high school football player and a broth er of Nelson Jarvis Others May Recover Reuben Roberg 22 a section hand given a bare chance of recovering Two other young men one of them a younger brother of Kohlmeier were rushed to Omaha for an examination late last night when it was learned that each had taken one drink from the jug con taining the poison They are only slightly ill A coroners inquest impaneled yesterday following the death of Kohlmeier the succumb foundthatdeathL was caused by a poison which the drinkers had mis takenly believed to be wine Sheriff Phipps of Burt county an nouncedfollowing the cieath of Nel son Jacvis that a number of those who hadbeen drinking the radiator solution had obtained it by breaking into the home of Ed Snethen a local railroad agent while he was absent from home The youngmen had broken into the basement where the solution was stored tasted it and mistaking it for wine stole it Pouring aquantity into several smaller bottles the entire party went to a dance at Oakland Nebr where they preferred it to a num ber of friends Died 4 Hours Later No 111 effects were noted until shortly before noon yesterday when Kohlmeier complained of being ill and summoned a physician Emer gency treatment failed to improve his condition and he died four hours later Nelson Jarvis died soon after him and the third death followed shortly before midnight last night Roberg writhing with pain gave authorities the clew which enabled hem to solve the mystery surround ing the first two deaths Snethens basement were the only words the youth could squeeze thru his teeth An investigation re vealed the missing jug It was found later in Kohlmeiers room at his home What They Thot Was Wine EVERYTHING OK WATSON INSISTS Hoover and Senator Silent on Claim President Backs Coalition Tariff WASHINGTON Feb 22 After a conference with President Hoover today Senator Watson of Indiana senate republican leader re ferring to the story published by the Kansas City Star that Hoover fav ored the tariff rates being written by the democraticindependent re publican coalition asserted he could say nothing about it except that everythingis all right Both Watson and the white house maintained an absolute silence on bhe tariff story which was brot to attention of the senate yesterday by Senator Harrison democrat VIlssissippI J can say nothing about that said Watson after the white house parley but I will say that every thing is satisfactory I have stated repeatedly that I didnt think the president should become involved in particular rates in the tariff bill 1 dont think he will until the bill comes to him Universal Mobilization Plan Urged by Bodenhamer at Joint Legion Gathering Nearly 50 North Iowa Towns Represented at Armory v Function IF war is never declared the lini versal mobilization of all re sources including capital man power industries and materials a principle of national defense which the American Legion is endeavoring to have studied by a competent com mission in order to enact into the basic law of our land would never be used If war should ever come the United States would have to use such a plan anyway as we did in the WorH BODENHAMER war altho imper fectly Why not prepare such a plan while we are at peace with the world and have the time to study it thoroly so equal s rvice for all and special privilege or profit to none will be assured O L Bodenhamer national com mander of tie American Legion made this appeal in an address be fore a large gathering of Legion naires and auxiliary members at the ClausenWorden joint party in the armory Friday evening The gathering was attended by members from close to 50 surround ing communities These included ClearLake Cresco DecorahDougherty Floyd Grafton Manly Meservey Nora Springs Northwood Osage Plymouth Rock ford Rockwell St Ansgar Thorn ton Ventura Waucoma Waukon Rudd Hampton Britt Garner Bricelyn Minn Greene Klemme Crystal Lake Iowa Falls and Shef field Three Drum Corps Perform The progrni included opening salutes by the ClausenWorden drum and bugle corps and the Sene galese drum and bugle corps of Ma son City and a newly organized corps at Hampton Vocal solo num bers and monologrs were presented by Mr and 7 Floyd Fraser The Rusty Hinge quartet entertained with vocal and instrumental music The girls glee club of the Mason City high school presented several songs under the leadership of Miss Ellen Smith Nels Malm post com mander presided Mrs J E McDonald district committee of the auxiliary declared the meeting of officers in Des Moines this week revealed the fourth district received the largest number of unit citations forhaving completed membership quotas Iowa must lead the national auxiliary and the fourth district must lead Iowa in the membership campaign she said in explaining the details of corn contest to be staged in the state The district reaching its quota first will present the national auxil JTiirnio Inge B Column 3 May Engage Nurse WEST UNION Feb 22 UP Fayette county schools have a plan under advisement by which several schools of the county may pool their resources and a full i time school nurse Will Rogers LOS ANGELES Feb Poor old disarmament confer ence Even it does make an agreement with each otljor why before they can tele graph the news oack to iheir countries whj Cho men Uial made the agreement may So thrown out of office Every one of WILL KOUEKS those delegations have to mw the papers every morning to find if they are still working France just called for another preacher right in the middle ot the sermon There is not even a twoweeks clause in any politi cal contract over there Any time you pull a bad move you are out on your ear and they throw your hat after you On account of us being a demo cracy and run by the people we are the only nation In the world hat has to keep a government four years no matter what it does Yours WILL ROGERS STANDARD AND VACUUM FIRMS TO BE MERGED Billion Dollar Concern Will Be Formed in New York JUEW YORK Feb 22 1 first attempt to merge units nt the Parent Standard Oil company since its dissolution under United States supreme court decree in 1911 was before stockholders of the Standard Oil company of New York and the Vacuum Oil company to day In identical letters the stockhold ers were informed that they will not be asked to take action on the con solidation contract until the legality of the merger has been passed upon by the courts The letters sad that while counsel for the companies have given their opinion that the proposed merger is within the law the government has beeninformed of the plan and hat indicated its intention to institute proceedngs in equity to determine the questions involved Form Now Company The plan calls for the creation of a company to be known as the Gen Tinn fn Pafe 8 Column Bobby and Smith Run Into a Tie SAVANNAH Gr Feb 22 Bobby Jones Atlanta amateur and national open champion shot an amazing 65 to lower the course rec ord and go into a tie with Horton Smith brilliant Detroit shot maker at the end of the third round holes of the 53000 Savannah open tour nament here today Smith who led the field yesterday with a total of 137 turned in a card of 70 today four under par for anj aggregate of 207 tying Jones who finished a few minutes before DETECTIVE IS OUT ON BOND Des Moines Officer Attacked Grocer and Beat Own Wife DES MOINES Feb 22 lard Aiken city detective was at liberty under bond awaiting preliminary hearing on a charge of assault with Intent to commit great bodily injury after wounding George Darland grocer in the hip last night while Aikens wife was m the grocery store Apparently enraged when his wife entered the place Aiken fol lowed her and first struck Darland with his fist then drew a gun B O Darland owner of the store and brother of George attempted to wrest the weapon from him and during the scuffle a bullet was tired striking George in the hip Aiken la said then to have turned and struck and kicked his wife who today suffering from bruises and shock said she was certain her hus band did not mean to do what he did She gave jealousy as the mo tive NATION PAUSES TO HONOR WASHINGTON ininrcsnK I1otos tc a story of highlights ami ementoes of the life of CHIEF BUSINESS MEN IN CHICAGO RANDOLPHS AID Committee of 100 Will Direct Secret Investi gation Feu 22 Col Rob ert Isham Randolph whose fore bears were neighbors of George Washington today took command of possibly the most elaborate and intensive mobilization ever attempt ed by any city to rid itself of or ganized crime A committee of 100 composed of leading business and financial fig ures formed his staff From its membership will be picked com mittee of 12 to direct expenditure of the millions of dollars being crulted for the crusade which Colonel Randolph hopes will scour the city clean within halt a year A secret committee of six will unction ns the innermost unit The identity of its members is never to be revealed and even the members themselves will not know the iden tity of their fellow committeemen Blames Illicit Booze Illicit booze is responsible for the bulk of the crime today said Ran dolph president of the Chicago As sociation of Commerce The crim inal now has thousands of dollars to offer as bulwark against punish ment 1C it be shown that ofitcers of the law are dealing with booze peddlers we will g arksr thtm re lentlessly There wilh no sensational roimdupsi fl and ithuncle over 1I n wlVh h t t a sprout of the o no which young George is supposed to have cut down 8 violin 0 trowel with vhrc Wah inrt tone of the national 10 Christ church in Alexandria Va wnerc Washington worshipped and was a vestryman DOCTORS WIFE KILLED ROBBED Slayer Then Ran Auto Many Times Over Body SALT LAKE CITY Utah Feb 22 body of Mrs Frank Moormeister wife of a Salt Lake physician was found today on a country road near Granger 10 miles from here She had been struck on the head and then apparently run over many times with an automo bile Several thousand dollars worth of jewelrywhich Mrs Moormeister habitually wore had been stolen from her person sheriffs officers reported The womans automobile blood stained was found on a street here later Fragments of ore found in her hat led the officers to as sume that a rock was the weapon used by her assailant Officers said they were looking for a whom Mrs Moor meister had arranged to meet yes terday afternoon Because of its brutal nature police believed that some other motive than robbery ac tuated the slaying Cardinal Perosi Is Dead at Vatican City VATICAN CITY Feb 22 Cardinal Perosi secretary of the consistorial congregation died to day at the age of 68 after a gen eral blood infection His death leaves the college of cardinals with 28 Italians and 33 foreigners TAFT REPORTED TO BEBETTER First Improvement Noted in Jurists Condition for Several Days WASHINGTON Feb 22 Francis Hagner said today that Wil liam Howard Taft was a little bet ter and that he had spent a very comfortable night It was he first report of im provement in the condition of the lormer chief justice in several days US Observes Birthday of Washington BULLETIN ALEXANDRIA Va Feb 32 Hoover nrrived at oclock this afternoon lo review the parade here in honor of the memory of George Wivsh ington and went immediately to thtS colonial home of Mayor Smootwhich adjoins the glass enclosed reviewing stand from he was to see the pnrnde By CECIL B DICKS ON Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Feb 22 one hundred ninetyeighth an niversary of the birth of George Washington was observed today thruotit the nation which he had so great a part in establishing The city of Washington founded by and named for the leader of the Continental army and Alexandria Va the home town of the revolu tionary hero across the historic Po tomac river from the capital led the country in the celebration Departments Close In both halls of congress time svas set aside for tribute to the Father of His Country while President and Mrs Hoover post poned pressing white house duties to join Governor Pollard of Virginia Secretary Hurley and other high government officials to review in Alexandria the annual Washington hirthday parade In army posts on the continent and in distant possessions aboard naval vessels at anchor and at sea in diplomatic missions on foreign shores and in the cities and rural communities fitting ceremonies were the order Government depart ments closed in Washington while patriotic societies planned elaborate demonstrations Following tradition the senates program included Washingtons farewell address Senator Vandcn Tiirn lu rage 8 Column 3 4 YOUNG MEN DIE IN BLAZE Prowling Quartet Believed to Have Set Garage on Fire NEWCASTLE Pa Feb 22 Four young men were burned to death today in an explosion and fire that destroyed a storage build ing of the Pennsylvania railroad at Edenburg near here Coroner J P Caldwell believed that the victims Were prowlers who had ignited gasoline stored in the building The gasoline burned for hours after the explosion keeping firemen away from the building While the bodies were burned so severely they could not be identified definitely the coroner said he be lieved the victims were Dominic and Lewis Zarelli brothers and Sam and Nick Retort also brothers They ranged in age from 16 lo 21 years The Zarelli automobile was found near the burned building Chicago Hofel Man in 4th Day of Coma CHICAGO Feb 22 Byfield well known man about town and vice president of the Ho tel Sherman company entered the fourth day of continuous coma to day and attendants for the first time expressed alarm over his con dition Byfield was thrown from his polo pony Tuesday The longer the period of his unconsciousness doc tors said the more serious the case becomes Quard Officer Dies BALTIMORE Md Feb 22 Capt Lyman Patterson Maryland national guard died today from in juries received yesterday afternoon in a crash at Logan field of a plan he was piloting on a teat light we expect to end the reign of the racketeerin Chicago within six months The money which lias been con tributed by Chicago business inter ests will be used to employ trained investigators who will work with extreme secrecy unknown to each other and to employ special coun sel to conduct prosecutions Our witnesses will not be sus ceptible to Intimidation said the colonel and we will not waste our Turn Id PHBO 8 Column L Wives of Delegates at London Will Be Queen Marys Guests LONDON Feb 22 Mary will entertain wives of mem bers of all five naval delegations at a tea party at Buckingham palace next Thursday Feb 27 Invitations which were received today came as a great surprise In all quarters The queen was not in London at the opening of the conference when King George received all the dele gates Wea IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and much colder Sat urday rain in east central por tion Sunday generally fair colder in extreme east portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Warmest Friday Above Coldest in 33 Above At 8 A M Saturday 41 Above Friday night was the fourth con secutive night on which the mer cury stopped well above the freezing level But the was talking in terms of colder weather ahead Better keep your heavies on WEEKS FORECAST Weekly weather outlook for Feb 24 to March 1 Upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri in south and snow or rain in north portion Mon day or Tuesday and again about Friday or Saturday temperature mostly above normal except near or somewhat below in north portion in middle of week ;