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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1930, Mason City, Iowa lowaa DAILYPAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY CITYJOWA HOME EDITION Masterly Statecraft Negotiator Mustnt Fall Down Tho Slays Stewart ft u CHAUtES P STEWART ASHING TON Feb 25 Tangling up ones viaavia at a diplomatic con ference u n t i 1 they haveno idea whether they are going or coming always has been recognized as masterly state craft The theory is however that the negotiator of the first part must not tangle him self up too and begin falling over his own feet If he does as appears to have happened to Sec retary Heary L Stimson inhis role as chief of the American delegation the fivepowers naval confab in London the situation becomes more embarrassing for him than if he had not attempted anything slick what ever TO be sure it is denied that Secre A retary Stimson meant anything Machiavellian but it canot be dis puted that he made a mighty awk 1 ward mistake This mistake supposing that a mistake was what it was had its genesis in the hava conference of 192122 when our then secretary of state Charles Evans Hughes as Americas head negotiator agreed to sink all the battleships Uncle Sam was building at the time while consenting to let John BuH finish the ones he was building As a result of this bargain Uncle Samuel scrapped the strongestves selshe had ever planned and John Bull owns the two newest most L powerful fighting craft afloat the Rodney and the Nelson adickerwhich has stuck in an American craw ever fist that the day of big battleships past nevertheless naval fans on this side of the Atlantic have con sidered ever since that the United States was hornswaggled Secretary Stimson seems to have bad this notion m the back of his own head when he went to London Or maybe he thot it would be good pol itics to slip a provision for an Amer ican Rodney Into whatever compact might be arrived at in the course of the stillpending negotiations At any rate he suggested it to Premier Ramsay MacDonald of England who is understood to have said he did not believe there would Turn to Page 8 Column S PAPpEPORTS TAX CUT FRAUD Higher Ups in Chicago In volved Investigators Find CHICAGO Feb 25 Heratd and Exaniiner said an invea tigation made by the states attor neys office had disclosed a tax fix ing ring involving prominent high er ups whose operations havfc netted several millions or dollars m fraudulent tax cuts The grand jury has been sum monedto hear the evidence today the newspaper said r The Inquiry followed reported ir regularities which auditors N env i NEWS SUFPUmENTAJL NO 119 HOOli MAKESNEWAPPEAL GANG VICTIM IS SHOT WHILE IN HOSPITAIROOM McErlane Grabs Gun From Under Pillow and Shoots v Fen 25 Frank McErlane whom gangland knows as its toughest was shot three times probably fatally by enemies last night as he lay already wounded on his bed in a private oospita1 room With his right leg in a cast and swung high with pulleys and weights McErlane grabbed a re volver from beneath his pillow and fired back at his assailants as they fled into the corridor One bullet pierced McErlanes oack another his wrist and a third lodged in the right thigh As Charlie Miller McErlane gained entrance to the Jan 28 for treatment of hospital a bullet1 Assailants Slipped In While the nurse was out of the room last uight the assailants quietly slipped in A fussilade broke the quietness followedby screams of patients McErlanes nurse re turning hurriedly down the corridor tound the door open and her patient groaning on the bed Police were called but McErlane maintained he until recognized by detectives A revealed the gangsters revolver under the pillow iV had been emptied and bullet pits on the wall of the corridor opposite the McErlanes room indicated Ackers he With his al Altho once a partner in the flour ishing south side beer business ol Turn Jrtgc 8 Column BOYliESTOIRL IS BLINDED BY POISON LIQUOR Police Seeking 19 Year Old Bootlegger Who bold Booze T OS ANGELES Feb 25 Chicago Wheat in Panicky Market Drops to 98 Cents Trading Rebounds in Last Frank E Bonncr power com mission secretary who has ac cused Charles A Russell com mission counsel of making a falseaffidavit to obtain 5700 Commission of Charges WASHINGTON Feb 25 Dra matically springing to his feet al ter P E Bonner power commission secretary had accused him of hav ing dishonest debts and of mak ing a false affadivit Charles A Russell commission counsel today asked and was given permission by the senate interstate commerce commission to reply to the charges Russell in testimony before the committee last week asserted that Bonner countenanced irregularities and favored the power interests The commission secretary declared today that Russells charges were false and continuing his attack on the counsel said he is a dishonest debtor Senator Wheeler democrat Mon Hour to Close DayWith Gains rHJCAGO Feb 25 prices dashed below the dollar market today in a panicky drop five cents below yesterdays figures and then as sensationally rebounded in the last hour of trading to finish at c decline to c advance The mid session prices were the lowest for this season and below any offers at this time of in many seasons March futures dropped as low as 98 cents a bushel and May sold down to The final quotations were March May to tK July 5110 to and September to 94 The trade generally attributed the spectacular break to the re fusal of the Farmers National Grain corporation to purchase cash wheat from other holders thaa cooperatives affiliated with it Quoted statements by Alexander Legge chairman of the farm board were construed as indicating the board was unconcerned with grain after it passes from the hands of cooperators into the hands of OD erators v Corn oats and rye tumbled along with wheat to new bottoms but ali climbed back near yesterdays clos ing levels in the finalspurt Market Goes Below a Dollar CHICAGO Feb 25 futures broke wide open again today prices for March delivery 4V 31 i tana interrupted If you dis death of a r school student blinding c a young girl and th wiiiuu ttuuitors em ployed by William H Malone chairi man of the state tax commission found in the reassessment figures serious illness of two other boys in the metrooplitan area were laid t poison liquor today Police began a search for a 19 yea old bootlegger as the result of the story of the five youngsters who survived a joy ride and drinking party m an automobile truck here Sunday night The sixth member o the party poaald Ashworth 16 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Next to a new baby there aint nothin in this world more heJpJess than a spoiled husband died in the truck before a hospita could be reached Charles Post and Paul Phelps each 17 who were in the party were tajten to a hospital in a serious con dition The others who went on the Joy ride Lyle said Annabelle Miller 15 and Evelyn Cameron 15 said they did of the liquor They were held at juvenile hall to aid m the search for the boy boot legger i The students said they purchased a gallon of liquor at a wayside sta tion The girls in the party asserted they tried to dissuade the boys from drinking They were uncertain whether they could locate the house at which the liquor was bought but were sure they could identify the At Norwalk a suburb Marie Bent 17 was foundstaggering from a house and muttering he drugged mu but I got away L T Eubanks 19 high school student and school nate of Miss Bent was accused by her of having given her the drink Slie was stricken blind and physi cians said her sight might be per manently impaired A felony charge was lodged against Eubanks charged every one in the govern ment who doesnt pay his debts you wouldnt have many working He added that he of course be lieved a man should pay his just debts but he did not believe that debts should be cause for the gov ernment to discharge anyone Sen ator Dill democrat Washington asked Bonner if he could give any official act in which Russell failed to serve the public The wit ness presented several letters which condemned Russell personal The false affidavit Bonner re ferred to was one made by Russell when he left the interstate com merce committee where he was an attorney The affidavit said that Russell was seperating himself from the civil service Bonner testified add ing that he did this in order to re ceive the from the govern ments retirement fund Former Chief Justice Taft Losing Ground WASHINGTON Feb 25 Physicians attending former Chief Justice Taft said in a bulletin to day that itwas felt that he ha ost ground The issued at the white house said Mr Taft had shown no improvement for several days altho there was no cause for diate alarm The bulletin signed by Dre homas A Claytpr and Fransis R Hagner read v The former chief justice has hown no improvement for lays While there is no immediate larm it is felt that he has lost ground The worst part of a nervous dis order is your constant urge to kill people who think you are well he cause you look all State Journal Onto Is Set DES MOINES Feb 25 X1 Ttis last date for filing nomination pa pers with the secretary of state will be April 23 The opening date for ruing nomination papers will be All deliveries fell around 5 cents a bushel below yesterdays finish andestablished records well below the lowest of the season A moder ate rally set in an hour before the close The slump today was ascribed by brokers to a statement given by Chairman Legge of the farm board Advices to brokers indicated tha the grain price slump had taken tht limelight from the stock market as traders in New York were crowding around the grain tickers to get their cues on probable action in stocks Below Loan Value Brokers were much perturbed by Legges statement especially the smaller buyers as they had gained the notion that the grain stabiliza tion board would help support prices at or near the loan valiie fixed by the board Todays break carried the price of wheat nearly 8 cents below the I value set as a loan value in similar grade of cash wheat When the big break came after a rally from yesterdays close March wheat hit 100 May IDS and July 107 in Chicago while the price for May was off to 98 Turn to Page 8 Column 4 FORMERTETLER IS FINED Officer in Defunct Bedford Bank Agrees to Pay Up Accounts BEDFORD Feb 25 Cobel 35 of Lincoln Nebr for mer teller in the defunct Citizens State bank of Bedford pleaded guil ty to illegal banking in district court here today and was fined and ordered to repay in shortages Cobel agreed to repay on one account 575219 on another and to pay an overdraft of SI400 The former teller was released by the bank a week before it went into receivership last Sept 17 The bank had deposits of about S450 000 No estimate of its deficit has been an nounced Cobel who had been eni ployid in the institution for two years was arrested in Lincoln aboul two months ago SUPREME COURT REFUSES REVIEW OF SNOOK CASE WASHINGTON Feb 25 James Howard Snook Ohio State university professor under sentence of death Feb 28 for the murder of Theora Hix today was denied a re view by the supreme court The action of the court today ap parently removes the last hope of Snook for a judicial review of his conviction Youth Gets Blame Train Crash KENOSHA Wis Feb 25 The reckless driving of a yourl hurrying home from a date wa blamed today by railroad official for I the North Shore interurban wreck that killed 11 persons and in jurcd more than 100 others Sunda night Edward R Bgger Chicago chie investigator for the railway place responsibility upon Norma train to a highway crossing Shin ners car was demolished as th speeding train struck it killing him and his companion Frank Tomczak The wreckage of the automobile ground under the wheels of the pas scnger train threw it from th track and shunted it into a north bound freight Sought Cuuscs for Wreck Kenosha county and state author ities also attempted today to fin Vagii 8 Column 4 VICTIM OF GANG GUNS SUCCUMBS One Time Boston Chicago Bootlegger Wouldnt Name Slayers DETftOIT Feb 25 to name his assailants or make any statement regarding his shooting Roy Gennaro 25 died at receiving hospital today apparently the vic tim of a gangster execution Gen naro was found at a m by a taxi driver There were two build wounds in his back and one in his head Witnesses told of hearing shots shortly before Gennaro found One of them told of seeing a man runacross the street A search of the neighborhood revealed a 32 caliber revolver with all it chambers empty Investigation by officers of the homicide squad revealed that Gen aaro had been a bootlegger in Bos ion and Chicago before comingto Detroit Sandino Is Reported done to Vera Cruz MEXICO CITY Feb 25 Press reports from Vera Cruz to day said that Gen Augustino San jlmo exil eader and Nicp 11 insurgcnl his staff had arrived there and were staying at the homes of friends They left Mexico City Saturday after a stay of several Y1lley WCrC Yucatan DECORAH DEATH CASE IN COURT Grand Jury in Winneshiek Takes Up Sudden Death of Romelda Casten DECORAH Feb Febru ary term of Ihe Winneshiek county district court with Judge Eichendorl of McGregor on the bench con vened Feb 2I The grand jury was empaneled immeaiately consisting of the fol lowing J E Kneeskern John Daley S J Moore Jeris Egelancl J F Korbel Gust Bakltcn and Ed Istad Judge Eicbcndort appointed S j Moore formerly clerk of the courts ol Winneshick county as foreman This grand jury will have the work of Investigating the seemingly mys terious death of Romelda Caslen several months ago under peculiar circumstance as poison was found in her stomach when partswere sent to Iowa City j FRENCKPREMIER IS DEFEATED IN HIS FIRST TEST Indorsement Would Have Permitted Resump tion of Parley PARIS Feb cham ber of deputies this evening re fused a vote of confidence o Premier Chuutemps and his newly formed cabinet The de feat which whs rot about former Premier Tardleu anil his cohorts adds more dlftlcui ties to the hope of resuming discussions of naval reductions at theLondon conference Feb 25 Camille Chau temps new French premier today presented his ministerial dec laration to the chamber of deputies and asked a vole of confidence so that Foreign Minister Briand and the rest of the French naval delega tion might go to London tomorrow In his declaration of policy upon which the fate of his cabinet hangs the new premier took over Tardieus naval policy and his economic con struction program but promised lower taxes He asked ratification of the Young plan and the Hague accords on reparations and gave his ap proval to the Briandproject for a r Has pwnFarm Probiem l Particularly is the new ministr concerned with measures to aver the economic crisis which is mani festingitself in industry as well a agriculture Premier Chautemps described Ih farm problem an a painful criai of overproduction and under con sumption which would soon becom dangerous especially in wheat ant in addition he mentioned the catns trophal stagnation of Ihe vineyard ists The ministry promised bigge pensions for veterans and the execu tion of the longdisputed and much debated social insurance plan Chautemps gave a firm pledge that the budget would be balances but indicated that he would utilizi some of the treasurys surplus anc expected receipts in constructive measures designed to increase pros perity The ministry expressed belief that some of the present high taxes would end by paralyzing production Further amnesty for political of fenses in AlsaceLorraine and else where were proposed and parliament was asked to hasten the approach of a single system of free school pen to rich and poor alike which is one of the tenets of the left group Indorses U S of Europe The United States of Europe was not called by that name but got approval in the next to the last par Turn In 1agc 8 Column 3 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb Hoover not only fed the ifcpublican senators and con gressmen Mon day morning but along with their ham ana eggs they re ceived the fol lowing iron in their food You repub licans want to get it out of your head that you are in here VVILL ROGERS for life The country is slowly getting on to you After Novem ber I can easily take half a doz en leafs out of this breakfast table Now go back to your of fice and have your stenograph er compile you a list of exsen congressmen who are still living You would be sur prised Yours WILL ROGERS V SPoor little windtossed Mabel Normand died She has given the world much laughter and strangers and friends much financial air I hope no one writes of her only the ones that had met and known her Her last press notices would all be Beautiful SANTO DOMINGO REPORTS REVOLT Vice President of Republic Is Forced to Resign SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic Feb 25 revolu tionary movement in the north ol the republicl today offeree herious danger to the administration ol President Horacio Vasquez Dr Jose D Alfonseca vice pres ident resigned in the face of the opposition Senora de Vasquez witc of the president took refuge in the American legation The presi dent himself fled for a time to the fortress commanding this capital The newspaper La Opinion aavi that calm was restored late Monday afternoon with the promise of free elections May 15 The entire trouble is believed to have arisen from President expressed Inlcn tion of seeking rceleclion at MASTER MINDS RING BEING HUNTED Gang Obtains From Wealthy Mis souri Grocer OT LOUIS Feb 25 of two states today searched for the master minds of a kidnaping ring which last week abducted Charles W Pershall wealthy Gran ite City 111 chain grocer and Danker held him captive two days and released him on payment of a sum reputed to be 540000 It was the second gang playing the ransom racket as a means of livelihood to be uncovered here within a week the other described oy police as the gas house mob being broken up thru 12 arrests which followed a raid on a St Louis county resort and the rescue of Jacob Hoffman a bookmaker from his underground home Paid Three others all bookmakers and amblers have been kidnaped since January and their donation for per sonal freedom was said to have totaled Pershalls release was engineered jy George O Blockburger Granite City bondsman and real estate agent who declared he was an un villing gobetween First denying any knowledge of the ransom racket Blockburger finally con fessed to Chief of Detectives Kaiser ic had paid raised by mem jers of Pcrshalls tamlly for the bankers freedom Abduct Gambler Pershall was said to have been blindfolded thru the placing of cot Tuni In IJIRC 8 Column i FIVElLGONANS HURT IN CRASH arked Car Along Highway Is Struck When Two Others Meet ALGONA Feb person vcrc hurt when a traffic jam be wcen three cars on the highwav orth of here last night resulted in WANTS PEOPLE BACK HOME TO AID EXECUTIVE Glass in Fresh Attack on President for Econ omy Plea WASHINGTON President Feb 25 Hoover in what he described as an appeal to the people back home today urged that they throw their influence be hind the administration in an effort to curtail than those contemplated by budget rec ommendations Expanding a statement issued at the white house after a breakfast conference yesterday between the chief executive and congressional leaders Mr Hoover said that only a small per cent of the proposal to spend money was originating from members of congress On the other hand it was his opinion that the proposals were arising from groups all over the country Many of the causes he said eventually should be under taken and many no doubt would be undertaken sometime in future years v I hope Hoover aid that the people at home will realize that the government cannot undertake every worthy social economic military and naval expansion increases In pay to government employes ex panded pension system or public im provement projects and will support the members of congress in their cooperationwith the administra said to take care of the budget and such necessities as marginal cases of disability among veterans and the speeding up of public works that we have undertaken to assist employment and some proposals of lesser importance but this is no time for general expansion of public expenditures About the time of Hoovers an nouncement from the white house Senator Glass democrat Virginia Loday renewed his attack from Cap itol Hill on the white house state ment on expenditures issued yester day The Virginian said it was plain hat the president had set up a straw man to knock down He ac used the chief executive of trying o place the blame for expenditures upon congress In the white house statement vhich drew the senators fire n ivarning was issued to the leaders of he house and senate that after con emplated budget expenditures were net there would be about 000 available for appropriations for ither purposes Further the white house made clear that if all the pro losals pending in congress to spend oney materialized amounting oughly to would Turn fi 8 Column collision Those hurt were Arnold Lunrt lona Ludwig Mrs Myron Lud rig Myron Ludwig and Edwarrl Xstrcro nil of Algona Harry Bark thotj cr the driver of the car which fig President Vasqucz was dcctcci to wigclxr IS 1 two umonai uvo ycai lt lnc spol whcrc he IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy and much colder Tuesday night Wednes day partly cloudy colder in cast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 51 nbove Minimum In Night38 Above U a n in Tuesday 38 Above 02 ot iin Inch A combination of fog and mist left 02 of an inch of precipitation in the GlobeGazettes rain gauge Monday night This condition con tinued Tuesday too Mondays max imum was l degree lower than on the previous day and the nights minimum was 1 degree lower than that of Sunday night The fall of the mercury occurred in the night for thruout the day tempera ture wns constant in the neighbor hood of degrees ;