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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTO PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKE SEKVHHS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 26 1930 UNITED PKESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPJLEMENTA1 SERVICE NO 120 Navy Circles Cheerful Gobs May Not Have to Find New Jobs After All By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 26 CPAl couple of German cruisers one about 30 per cent com pleted the other i n blue print form not eveu authorized by the reichstag y e ti are the twin ob stacles in the way of some sort o f agreement upon armamenl limitation if not reduction i at the fivepower con ference in Lon don now getting on into its sec ond end in sight i Anyway this is how our nava folk in Washington sense the situa tidn It is noexaggeration to state tua it makes them is to say those below the rank of admiral o thereabouts An admiral is too con spicuous togrin visibly in happy anticipation of the failure of a con no satisfactory ACCUSE IOWANS MURDER Tardieu Task of Forming New Cabinet GRAIN DEALER RESENT COOPS RECENT RULING Hyde Asked by Solons for Advice in Mar ket Crisis CHICAGO Feb 26 of censure and private protests by grain operators of the middlewesl tpcused attention of the grain trade on the buying policies of the gov ernmentsponsored Farmers Na auiiiiMUkiuii ui nib iciiiuic wi ci i 7 ference which the administration i Gran today while COOLIDGES AT WRIGLEY CATALINA HOME so anxious to have succeed 1 IT stands to reason that a man who has chosen a career as a sea fighter for himself and maybe has spent a lifetime in it and knows nothing about anything else does not like the idea of haying his fession scrapped The average visage one glimpsed in the corridors of the navy depart ment building was far from cheerful during the early days of the London conference As Rear Admiral Sam uel S Robinson expressed it in a burst of confidence at a meeting of the eastern D A R the prospect ofsailing a treaty ocean in a treaty ship swith a treaty arma ment and a treaty crew did not set very well naval sentiment has rbeenmuch more optimistic since David A Reed of the Am tieTegatibrr at S spoke by radio from the English capital a few nights ago outlining the negotiations thus far AT Geneva in 1927 said the Penn sylvania senator indications were that it would costthe United States in new war ves sels to limit Uncle Sams navy to Ur an equality with John Bulls U As a result of this years confer Iftl ence he predicted it will be possi Uble to do it ata cost of only WPOOOOO tlf While admitting that jOOO is a substantial cut naval men disposed to console themselves h the thot that the reduced fig I tire is still close enough to half a 1 not to mean utter despair discussion on the floor of con gress evinced the interest of that body in the situation x TLe private criticism from the wheat belt centered on the recent edict of the big cooperative corpor ation that its buyers paying cur rently 10 to 15 cents a bushel more tor cash wheat than prices quoted in the future markets take wheat only from cooperative members The ruling left the noncooperative farmers and elevator interests to trade on the open market Omana Exchange Wires The Omaha grain exchange tele graphed its protest against the ac tiou to the Nebraska senators Nor ris and Howell At Minneapolis representatives of private grain traders drew a mem orandum of their stand criticizing the coroperative buying policy Th Chicago board of trade maintainei its policy of silence Gfeorge Gano of Hutchinson Kans largest independent grain elevator operator in that state di Tiiiii to Page 5 Column 3 fi Turn to Pnse 5 Column f Investigator Says Wrecked Train Was 1 Traveling Too Fast i KENOSHA Wis Feb 26 The question of mutual culpability today entered the investigation of Sunday nights wreck on the North Shore line withits loss of 11 lives Heretofore blame bos been placed upon Norman E Shinners of Mil waukee whose automobile struck by the southbound electric train caused derailment of the five pas senger cars L B Atwood of the state railroad I commission however said there X was evidencethe train was travel Ing much faster thanpermitted by law at such grade crossings The speed limit at the crossing where the accident occurred is30 miles an hour he said Several passengers have estimated the be tween 40and 50 miles an hour MERLANE VOWS REVENGE SEES NEW GANG WAR Gangster Wounded Say tjell Take Care of Attackers AUNT HET ByRobert Quillen had to get twin beds at last I didnt mind Pa jabbin me his elbow when my snorin kept him awake but he got hed doit In his sleep shows Mr and Mrs Calvin Coolidgo snapped as they visited nt the Catalina island home Wrijsley Jr They are shown looking over 1hn imlntiixl estate left to right George Reynolds TIi is of William Wrij Financier IHrs Wricley Mrs Coolidge Mrs Reynolds rnotiilen ami Wricloy Is Robbed Feb 26 wounded Frank McErlane th tough one lay today with thre bullet wounds in his body an sounded the tocsin of a new gang war From his sick bed at the home of his mother where he was rev moved last having no charge on which to hold McErlane said The war is it wont be any popgun war McErlane with having conceived the death strategy known as the ride is recoveringfrom an attempt upon his life The attack was made Monday night at the Ger man Evangelical Deaconess hospital where McErlane under an alias was being treated for a bullet wound which he claimed was accidentally inflicted His assailants stood at the door of the hospital room emptied their pistols and fled when McEr lane replied with shots from a pistol hj had concealed under his pillow Former President of Iowa Bankers Association Dies CLINTON Feb 26 Smith 55 president of the City National bank and former president of the Iowa Bankers association died unexpectedly at his home here last night as toe result of acute in digestion affecting his heart He had been identified with the bank which was founded by his father the late A G Smith anil had served as president ot the in stitution since Feb 14 1920 For a number of years he was a member of the executive commit tee of the American Bankers asso elation GARNER SUNDAY MOVIES IN WIN Voters Cast 392 Votes for Measure to 194 Against Council Has Power GARNER Feb a special election sponsored by the Progres sive Citizens club here the voters of Garner expressed themselves as being in favor ofSunday movies by a majority of about 200 votesThe final poll yesterday was 392 for the measure to 194 against The election yesterday was pre ceded by a twoweeks period of strenuous campaigning by support ers of both sides of the question Members of the local chapter of the W C T U and the Ministerial as sociation were banded against the measure while a group of the bus inessmen of town organized as the Progressive Citizens club sup ported trie election According to a statement by MayorWilliam Barz the council will not be held to changing the or dinance in spite of the favorable voto taken by the population of the town Whether the town will have the Sunday movies will still rest withitrfe council Frank Livermore proprietor of the Garner movie bus iness is expected to build a new talkie building if the council up holds the vote by the citi Mr Smith was a friend of long standing of W G C Baglcy of Ma son City and the local banker will go to Clinton for the funeral Satur day afternoon From Clinton IIR will go on to Tulsa Olela for a meeting of central slates Bankers NORRIS WANTS BONNER FIRED Senator Thinks Commission Executive Is Power Man WASHINGTON Feb 2ff Pi Immediate dismissal of F E Bon ner executive secretary of the fed eral power commission was de marided in fhe senate today by Sen ntor Norris republican Nebraska who complained the official was power man The Nebraska senator long an opponent of private power interests also read into the record a news paper article reviewing the testi mony before the federal trade com mission touching on financing methods of the American Gaa and Electric company in which it was said that 81 per cent of the stock had been issued aa stock dividends All of this is water Norris said yet they are charging rates and mulcting the public so the water be turned into gold Ancient Fire Engine Halts Costly Blaze CHARITON Feb 26 50 year old fire engine came to the escue of Charitons fire depart ment today wnen fire threatened to destroy the entire south side of the Chariton business district after the new fire engine was disabled by a broken connecting rodi The flames which raged until nearly noon caused a loss estimated at 5300000 They were under control after fire departments from Albia Osceola Russell and Ottumwa were called in to help The old fire engine nicknamed Old Betsy was dragged from re tirement after the newer engine failed Loaded with water and coal she spouted black smoke and poured thousands of gallons of water on to the flames She continued work after more modern fire fighting appara tus arrived from other towns Dynamiting of one of the walls of the Lincoln theater building aided firemen in getting at the heart of the flames after they had assumed menacing proportions The flames spread to eight other buildings be fore they were checked around noon more than six hours after they start ed firemen believe from defective wiring Twenty persons were driven from their apartments above the theater building scratches few received minor making their escape thru dense smoke while more HAUL MADE BY TWO BANDITS W R Miller Employe at Townsend Lumber Firm IsHeldUp HAMPTON Feb armed men forced W R Miller an em ploye of the Townsend Lumber com pany here to open the office safe for them about oclock today after they had entered the building posing as customers They took Both men were dressed in over alls but otherwise were neatly at tired according to Mr Miller They were about 30 years old and both were wearing caps A description of their appearance has been wired to all North Iowa law enforcement offi cials by Sheriff Lee McNames Franklin county who was notified fered from the hurt seriously smoke None was TWO BURIED IN TUNNEL GAVEIN One Man Rescued Alive From Under Tons of Earth in Tacoma TACOMA Wash Feb 26 Two men lay buried today beneath tons of earth at the Cushman power tunnel here while a third man was alive after a cavein yesterday The victims were Roy Ward 41 of Union City and O Hallstrom 40 L L Simper of Tacoma was dug from the debris by rescuers The accident occurred at the face of the tunnel and was blamed on seepageof water thru the gravel of the holdup immediately after it happened during the noon hour They drove a Chevrolet coach Mr Miller was the only employe of the company in the yards at the time The men entered the building and made their way to the office Miller supposed them to be cus tomers and went forward to take care of their demands HE was greet ed with a terse command to Stick em Up and discovered himself gaz ing into the menacing barrel of a revolver The men then ordered him to open the safewhich they noticed in the room and kept him covered while he manipulated the dial One of the men kept Miller covered with the gun while the other ransacked the safe As as they had left Mil ler immediately informed law en forcement officers POINCARE HAD REFUSED OFFER TO BE PREMIER Chautemps Government Is Overthrown by Paris Deputies BULLETIN PAUIS Feb 20 1remier Andre Tarcllen this afternoon definitely accepted the tnsk of forming u new cabi net to succeed the Cluxutciups ministry which was thrown out by the chamber of deputies last night pARIS Feb 26 the Chautemps cabinet down in ruins President Doumergue today tendered the task of forming a new cabinet to Andre Tardieu who wil seek to form a wide union cabine with the aid of Raymond Poincare veteran French statesman The president first called in Tar dieu this morning and asked him t form a ministry but Tardieu refuse and suggested former Premier Poin care offering to talce a portfolio un der him which would include his re turning to the London naval confet ence which has been marking tim pending solution of the French cab het crisis Kefusictl Poincare however also refuse thj post pleading that his health wouWcewrecked if he took the reins now before his strength was restored He is still convalescent from his recent illness He advised President Doumergue to insist on Tardieu serving as the new premier Later Poincare announced on leaving the palace that Tardieu had been charged with the mission of fjrming a new cabinet and that he would begin consultations at the Poincare residence this afternoon regarding the membership of the new ministry Poincare said he had promised President Doumergue he could help Tardieu form a union cabinet Such a union cabinet appears to offer the only possible solution to the pres ent deadlock Tardieu however explained that the political situation in the cham ber with the right and left so even ly divided was such that he consid ered former Premier Poincare most capable of forming a government of broad union in order to get the support of a wider range of parties than any one else He added that Poincare was ex cellently equipped to govern at the present time when France faces four major naval conference the Young plan execu Tiirn to Tagc i Column 3 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Feb 26 We got Calvin talking At a chamber of commerce dinner he attributed Cal ifornias c I i mate to the fact they bad insurance com panies But as usual Gra cious Grace pulled the eve ning out of the fire She wag things they call The speaker of the evening While he was try ing to tell Why 1930 Would Be Greater Than Any Other 19ft We Had Ever Enjoyed he had laid his watch on the table You see he was speaking against time and not ideas She copped the watch and hid it in her New England grouch bag With the gone the poor couldnt tell when he was th so Mrs Coolidge will go down in history as being the only per son that ever got anything ou of a chamber of commerc speech Yours WILL ROGERS WOMAN SOUGHT AS MAN ADMITS POISONING PLOT Wealthy Olin Farmer Confesses He Bought Poison OLIN Feb 26 i Ohio Governor Is to It has got to that stage in Washington where nobody sits down to dinner without looking under the table and in the closets for Senator News COLUMBUS Ohio Feb 26 A scheduled conference of Governor Codper and E O Rickctts attorney for Dr James Howard Snook who is to be electrocuted Friday for the murder of Miss Theora Hix was postponed today until tomorrow when the entire case will be pre sented to the governor and the board of clemency MELLON FAVORS BRANCH BANKS Even That System Should Be Limited Treasury Head Writes WASHINGTON Feb 26 Secretary Mellon wrote the house banking committee today that in his opinion branch banking was sounder than chain or group hanking but that even branch banking should be limited to definite economic areas As to what those economic areas should be said the treasury heads letter I am not prepared to state at this time without further study or thot NOTED CATHOLIC DIVINE ATTACKS IU LIQUOR LAW Butler at Hearing Adds His Condemnation to Prohibition WASHINGTON Fell 26 Prohibition was portrayed as a legislative failure and President Hoover and his attorney general William D Mitchell were accused of ocmmltting an excess in utterance in trying to force a moral issue upon the people in testimony given the house judiciary committee today by the Rev John Auugustine Ryan di rector of the social action depart ment of the national Catholic wel fare council Appearing as a witness at the committee hearings on proposals to repeal the eighteenth amendment the Rev Mr Ryan said he had ac cepted the dry law with loyalty and looked upon the experiment with sympathy but now wished to see the statute abolished Butler Gives Testimony His testimony had been preceded by that of psychopathic physician of Chicago while statements had previously been presented from a university president and a member of the authors and artists commit tee of the association against the prohibition amendment All had given a discouragirig picture of con ditions under the dry law Dr Nicholas Murray Butler thru Chairman Graham of the committee presented a statement arguing the eighteenth amendment had violated the constitution and demanding its outright repeal While Wallace Ir Hart wig wealthy farmer was in jail today and a warrant was out for the arrest of Mrs Edward Miner in connection with the death by pois oning yesterday of the womans bus band a laborer here Hartwig a widower today con fessed to County Attorney Clifford Paul that he purchased poison at Mrs Miners request and delivered it to her last Monday Mrs Miner denied that she pois oned her husband and also denied that she attempted suicide aoout 1 u m altho Dr H O Young who attended her about four hours said she had swallowed poison She claimed her husband commit ted suicide Son Causes Investigation Cecil Miner son of the dead man by his divorced wife caused the in vestigation into the death oE his ather He learned that poison had een purchased by Hartwig and ater started authorities investigat ng the case Hartwig in his confession said a man who used the name Fred Fort ney called him to tell him to dis pose of the poison yesterday When Hartwig told Fortney he did not have it the man told him to get it Last night Hartwig wos quoted by County assaying was refused admittance He later was arrested and confessed ing purchased the poison to H H Freewnn a local vigilante and depu ty sheriff Paul said the confession related that Mrs Miner sent her stepson Charles 9 to Hartwigs home sev eral days ago with some capsule which she said she wanted him to have filled Hartwig produced a let ter which Mis Miner wrote hin which urged the farmer to get the stuff as she could not live with Miner any longer Paul said Gave Poison to Woman Instead of having the filled Hartwig said he delivered the poison to her Miner had been in failing health all winter and had been taking cap sules prescribed by his physicians County Attorney Paul said lie be lieved Mrs Miner had given him a capsule under the pretext that U contained his usual medicine Mr and Mrs Miner were married about three years ago a year after Miner was divorced from his first wife Mrs Miner formerly was Mrs Hilda Willtie of Van Wert a town near Des Moines Coroner S E Beam today sent Miners stomach to Iowa City for analysis Had Been Friendly for Months Miner was 63 years old It was said that he died in convulsions shortly after eating his luncheon yesterday Mrs Miner was hysterical at her home today County Attorney Paul said he had learned that Mrs Miner and Hart Tnrn In Page 5 Column 1 Wea Johnson Is Not in for State Job DES MOINES Feb 26 Representative Francis Johnson pf Dickinson county will not hea candidate for secretary of stKte he informed the Associated Press today The announcement checked i boom started for the north Iowa leg islator more than two weeks agr One delegation is said to have vin ited him last week to press him for a decision win of the authors and artists com mittee said it was his earnest prayer that the iniquitous amend ment be nullified as he failed to sec its benefits Alcoholic CJISCH Increase Dr Francis J Gcrty head of the psychopathic hospital in Cook county Illinois where Chicago is Mellon was to have appeared as located asserted a material increase in alcoholic cases had resulted under prohibition Shortly after the Rev Mr Ryan concluded the committee recessed over the luncheon hour Having ar ranged to hear W VV Atterbury president of the Pennsylvania rail the second witness in the com mittees study of the nations bank ing structure but he said he would prefer not to testify until he had opportunity to study the facts which I hope your committee will develop May T add he wrote that I think it fortunate that your com mittee has undertaken this study at this time and that I am confident that much good will be derived from a careful ascertainment of all the facts in connection with the move ment which has been proceeding with great rapidity in the banking field i Now children who can tell me We learn something new almost now much two pence is worth in every day As for example whcri a American money Cleveland Ohio woman Veil teacher you can gel a grxnl in the Plain Dealer for a lost tutj pair fur three dollars al my fad Union 1 Tribune IOWA WEATHER Mostly fiiir Wednesday night und Thursday Somewhat cold er in north portion Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlubcGazettc weather figure for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Tuciduy 33 Above Minimum in Ahovn At 8 A M Wednesday ITS Above Tuesday nights minimum temp ciature was the lowest recorded in a 30 day period And it was only 23 iibove zero Persons who Insist that road and republican national com winters are getting milder certainly miltccman from Pennsylvania in the i have an eloquent exhibit in tlieir afternoon tnvor this month But of course Pierre S Du Pont chairman ot zero weather and blizzards have the hoard of E I Du Ponl De Nej ncen known in March mours and companywas on the wit ness list today but committee memj bers said he probably would not be reached until tomorrow ;