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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited forthe Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE HEPOR FINAL EDITION T MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 27 1929 VJMTED PRESS AND nNTBHvATiovAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 121 W D MITCHELL J9 BE IN CABINET n Thompson Retains Council Control in Bloodiest Election MACHINE GUNS KEEP PEACE AT CHICAGO POLLS 33 of Mayors Men Are ReElected One Floor Leader Lost O Feb 27 A bloodless election returned control of the city council to Mayor Thompson yes terday Extraordinary police precautions were credited with bavins preserved polling peice even in tlio twentieth ward from which one of the aider manlc candidates fled under police snrtnl the rtay before the election There were less than two flozen ar rests and these for minor infractions IJalC a dozen wards hummed with plots to steal ballot boxes Iollce met these reports by sending machine gun squads to watch over the voting Morris Eller Boss of the bloody twentieth himself was the object of the only gesture of violence a stone liurlert thru his oftice of city collector at the city hall Police were not sure hut that even tjiis was accidental rather than malicious Sets Good Lead The Thompson those who have constantly aligned them selves in support the mayors pro retained a corafortnble control 23 of them being rt tftSrai otWsVfloofiiead J Grossman of the fifth ana four of tlio six sitting alder men who were beaten were Thomp son men In 11 wards no candidate received a majority this necessitating a runoff election In Anril Four of the candi dates who must stand for a new vote have been supporters of the mayor Alderman A J Frlgnano against whom the forces of Ellor wore concentrated in the twentieth was de feated by William V Pacelll state representative Both candidates re ceived death threats before the elec tion Alderman Titus Hatfa under two year penitentiary sentence following conviction tor violation ot the federal prohibition laws was swamped in the fortythird by A F Albert Great Improvement The Municipal Voters league an independent citizens advisory organ ization stated that the election will mean a great Improvement over the present council The league statement said there Is every indication that after tlio runoff election the council will have a num ber of aldermen who will think for themselves and resist ths evil In TURN xo PACE s COLUMN s Will Rogers NEW YORK Feb won der Hoover cant get a cabinet Bis men wont tako it For they wont take achance on a senate insult If lie lias over earned more than a senator ho is in league with bis busi ness If he ever drove a nd Oil truck or was a bookkeep er in a Morgan bank ho ia Jn league with mon opolies It he is Inrte ROGERS pentlently rich ha is in league with the devil But IT he never dorm anything1 and Iwcn a financial failure at that lie will pass senate as a brother and every time Iloovor finds a nian of that type he is a democrat And thats another staunch rule You cant use even an able man from the other party That would rcvort to democracy and not poli tics Tour AY ILL Copyright 3929 IOWA FORECAST Mostly unsettled Wednesday niRlit and Tliuraiay probably lo cal snow or rain Thursilaj sltglitly wanner nlglit in west anil central portions sIlRhtly colder n ex irenie northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazctto weather figures for 24 nour period ending ut 8 oclock a in Wednesday Highest Tuesday 29 Above Lowest i Might l Above At 8 A M Wednesday J5 Above Snowfall 2 Inches Ircclpitatioii 06 of an Intli With tho addition of two Inches of after S oclock Tuesday morn ing tlie total for tho snoustorm ac coidlnjj to tlio GlobeGazettes mea surement was brot to an even foot miJ tlio snoiv level in North Iowa is 27 Indies This Is believed to bo the greatest ot any time In a quarter of 1 century or more Tho sun peekft thru tko clouds for a briet time Wed nesday but tho weather man wag talking in terms of rain or snow for PROHIBITION IS MAKER Leaders Already Occu pied by Farm Relief and Tariff Plans HULLETIX WASHINGTON Feb 27 A new dispute over Indian affairs resulted in a parliamentary move in tlie sennte which prevent ed Hie final passage of the navy appropriation bill with its fund for construction ot now cruisers WASHINGTON Feb 27 days and the seventieth congress will be history and already congressional leaders arc occupied by the question marks of tho next re lief and tariff revision Both tho senate and the house how ever had measures confronting them today that promised to drive away for a time the Questions ot what to do for the farmer and how much tight ening to do on the and In tricate provisions that nialto uj the tariff laws Both houses were faced by aprob cn that likethe proverbial and pesti ferous cat Itceps constantly coming before congress i Jones Bill Up fi House In the house this problem took the form of the Jones bill which would TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUJIN 1 Makes Perfect Landing After Three Motors Die 200 Michigan Families Forced tb Flee Homes Water Due to Ice REVEAL EFFORT TO RIFLE FILES OF PROSECUTOR Data on Massacre Disturbed by Prow lers Is RUBENS ORDERED TO INSTITUTION Husband and Mother Peti tion Court to Send Screen Star to Hospital BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb 27 he beins made to cure At ina Rubens screen star of the nar cotic habit may require her commit ment to a state institution An order committing Miss Rubens to a state hospital Tor narcotic addic tion was issued yesterday by Superior Juoga M F McComh on the applica tion of the actress husband Klcardo Cortez also of the films ana her mother Mrs Theresa Rubens An attempt to keep tlio move a secret failed ill to JIIss Kuhcns who is seriously remained at her mothers nomo Slight Rally Is No Reason for Optimism Early Improvement Bulle tins Issued for Benefit of Marshal PARIS Feb 21 Marshal Ftoch i BOOTH CHEERED ONWAYTOUS American Salvation Army Commander Departs for Home Shores LONDON1 Feb 2T Moralicrs and friends the Salvation Army crowded the outgoing platform ot tlio Waterloo this morning to bid f i avallvll tills IU U1U I teheve s farewell to Commander Evangelino affidavit presented to the court irtez stated that Miss Kubens lad TC f f Ic was icarnoa that at ono ttmo lost PETERSON MAY PLEAD GUILTY Joice Man Facing Bank Rob bery Charge Asks for Time LINTOX X Dnk I by States Attorney Ijnn as to whether oi not he deHivcd to plead guilty to tho charge of robbing tlie First State bank of Hague last Xo vembcr P C Peterson Toiec Iowa recently returned licre stated that lie would like a little time to think it over Ilia decision will probably be made at a conference between tho defend ant States Attorney Lynn and J J JancBcv caahler of tho First State lank of Hasuo some timo this eve ning If Peteraon deckles lo plead guilty he will be taken lo Napoleon N Dak Thursilny to enter his plea and re ceive sentence Peterson was brot here from North wood Iowa yesterday after having been captured in El Paso Texns He had broken out of jail at Northwood Xo trnrf of Oeorse Evcnson also of Joice Imvji wanted with Peterson j for the bank robbery has been found day She will be removed to tho lius pital at the discretion of Cortez and Mia Rubens An by Co been u narcotic addict for four years and that for tho last seven months she had been totally under tho influ ence of narcotics Issuance of the commitment order may prevent Hiss Kubcns from being subpoenaed as a witness in a federal grand jury investigation ot alleged narcotic traffic in Angeles whiuTi opens tomorrow Twelve subpoenaes been issued but whether one of them Is for Miss nuliens has not been divulged Under the law it such a subpoena has been Issued It cannot be scrrcd upon HUss Rubens except with tho consent of her husband and mother a losing battle with death stageda slight rally this morning and showed some improvement over hia condition last night A bulletin issued by hla doctors said there was a slight amelioration lu the pulmonary symptoms and a reduction in both temperature and pulse The physicians considered tlielr pi tlcnt gravely ill however and at the termination ot their consultation re fused to make any predictions Little Jtcuson for Optimism They emphasized that the amelior ation ot tho pulmonary symptoms no BANDITS TAKE TRIBUTE Quartet Posed as Deputy Sheriffs in Raids on Gambling Places DWIGHT 111 Fell 27 bandits poslnp as deputy sheriffs took S3CiOD In tribute and de stroyed gambling devices wortli Jl 000 in nearby towns before abandon ing a stolen cir hero last niffht Their first activities were reported in Wilmington where they collected each from the soft drink pro prietor At Conl City tlioy also assessed saloon keepers and then poised two night the marshal waa critically ill At midnight however ho had in1 so much that hia nurso called Dr Daveniere and told Jilia she bo llevcd there was no need in his com ins this morning that she believed the crisis safely past Dr Bavenlero camo however Tiringlng with him Drs Degennes and HsltzBoyer tho confession oC pefsimism on the part of tho marshals doctors It has ijeoonte known that their optimis tic reports over the past three weeks havo often been just lor publication m the French newspapers The mar shal reads these and It was believed pessimistic stories might havo had an itilvcrso effect on his will to live The ups and downs of his condition have drawn heavily upon Ills reserve of strength and four recurrent at taclts of congestion in his lungs made hli condition most serious his doctors say now Doctor Sees No Hope The marshals aide Maj Jteno IV Hoplial was optimistic this morning as wem members of tlie household who last night feared the crisis in his condition would be fatal Ono of his physicians told the As sociated Press ho saw no hope for the 78 yrnr old general and felt ho was obliged to recognize that death might como at any time within hours or This view is concurred in by one other of the physicians the other three believing tho flsht he Is wnglrs mny enable him to live a while lonyer Booth leaving here to board tlio Bur cngarla at Southampton Salvation army contingents brot banners and sane tho armys ju bilant Bongs Someone sain a prayer and then all cheered goodbye to the cader of tho army in America Miss Booth had smiles and blessings or everybody I regret Ive been imnblc to ceo my brother but Ive doiio my best In tho matter she remarked Im an optimist about tlie Salva tion army she said Like ever other organization wo are subject to Browing palna which help eventually to strengthen and stabilize With new life pulsing thru our or ganization as the result ot tho con stitutlonal changes nolliinff caji liin der us In reaching our objective The army in America win give its whole1 hearted support tq tlio leadership o General Rigging TaJklns to tho group around her she urged them not to let the new gen eral work too hard You must look after him In him tlie army has a great treasure CHICAGO Feb 27 attempt to rlClo tlio slates attorneys pri vate filo of gang niasaaciO evidence vas revealed today The knob uf the door leading to the office of John A Swiinson states at torney was removed and tho lock pried open Chiis Kieasling private secretary lo Swanson mnde the dis covery yesterday but It did not be come known until today Whether 1m lortant papers weio removed was not indicated Tha office was innsackcil a few hours after police hud broadcast it general order for tho arrest of 1 men connection witli tho Valentinos day gang ruurclcrs Close Guard Orilerert Besides data dealing with the massa cre investigation the files contained documents liy the states attor nesviu graft charges involvingtlie Chicago Solitary dlstric and the poHcocIepariment Swanson who left yesterday for Biloxi Miss to recuperate from recent illness gave orders that a close guard bo kept over tlio offices The murder investigation to all out ward appearances was standing still Twentyfour hours after tho list of 17 juen Jijld been irjitdo public none had been arrested All theories save one apparently had Ijcen dropped Police wero concentrating on the belief that followers of Al Cupono were respun blo for the assassination Capone himself waa not considered as having had a part lu tlio planning tlio crime but one Ills lieuten ants Jack SIcGurn headed the list of men whoso arrest has been ordered jroran at Lllicrly Altho newspapermen report having seen George Bugs Jloran leader ot tho gang of which the seven slain men wero memlxjrs he had not liecn found by police today Investigators believe Moran can come close to naming the slayers In an interview witli a Herald and Examiner reporter several days ago Moran was quoted as saying Only cne gang kills like Because oC tlio fact that there had lxen no major arrests in tlio case the fear wan expressed that tho gang feud ists wero working out their own mode of vengeance anil that jinothcr killiuK might write in blood the name ot tho Valentines day assassins Jam Threatens Town With Flood MONROE Mich Feb 27 roo today faced serious flood rtamago from the overflowingoC the River Raisin due to tho piling up of ico jn tlio stream followingmoderate temperatures the last few days Two hundred fnxnlllc Jiavu boon driven from their homes Bushicss houses Front and Elm streets have been seriously affected and the owners havo begun moving stocks from their basements Tho hospital which has a capacity of 35 beds has been completely isolated Ap proximately onethird of tho area of tlie town has been affected An area 10 blocks long1 between the JVaCoinb and Winchester bridges is tho most seriously blocked with the 1 ITged ico cakes piled hlfih aUowini tho water to baclv up behind It Tlie water m the at fee ted si reels ranges in depth from six inches to two feet slot achlncft cracked Roosevelt In Italy GRXOA Italy Feb 27 Theoilnrn Roosevelt widow of the for and the coin boxes antliliinipod thorn intojr tho road Further emptied I nir Amprcnn president arrl7ftd nt loctcd in Braidw was colMIT sister Ernily villa nearb todnr for A visit with Carow who has a MORGAN STAMP OFF TO LONDON Subcommittees of Repara tions Body Continue Efforts PAHJ5 Feb 27 of subcorn m lit eo work probably ior the remainder of tho week faced experts on reparations tortyy It was regarded as likely that there would be another plenary session of the committee before Monday Sir JoHlah Stamp British banker and J P Morgan American will gn to London before tho week is over and It Is not likely the other experts v ill undertake any new concerted action whllo they are pone Sir Jostnhs visit is snld to be to at tend an important hank meeting woile that of Mr Morgan Is lo spend some timp nt his London house Mr Morgans depnrture will break somewhat Into tno work of the ttevel stoke bankers committee which Is considering commercialization LoC the reparations debt PLAN FOR RELIEF Miss Feb 27 tabilitatlon plans went forward rap dly today as red crows officials soughi to care for those Injured and let i omeless by tlio tornado Monday whlc rtealt death and destruction in till small town ot inhabitants An official check by Dr H E Da of tlio citizens relief committee ha placed the number oE casualties at 17 with moro than two score Injured O the deaa there were three vhtte pe sons four Chinese and ten Negroes Get PtKrf Many of tho Injured were bom carecT for at Clarksdnlc and GreenvUl hospitals Immediate relief measures provide sufferers with food and clothing Tlios left homeless wero billeted today n KhborJng plantations Maj T H commanding officer of th Tiritlonnl guard unit oidrrcd liere by Jovcrnor Hllho has provided foi all who could not be carod for ir nearby homes Mayor O O WoTC placed tho otn rnperty damage to Duncan at 000 Property Demolished FVmrtnen atoros three several tvnrehotiscs tho Yazoo and MJstesp TUKX TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 2 FRENCH FLYERS PLANE CRASHES LeBrix and Companion Will Complete Journey by Steamship RANGOON Llnrma Feb 27 Toscpn Jebrix French aviator has notified the French consulate that the piano In which ho and Serfct iUu Antoino Patllaid wero tljina from hero to ISanslcok Sintn cruslieil yes terday Neither of flyers Jlio toJeirjini Wiis dated yostertlay from Tlilezclk about 12 miles from Kansoon Snow Blocks Most North Iowa Roads Jefferson Highway Open Across Stale No 18 Closed in Floyd WITH many oE tho mnln avtcrles of travel st11 blocked by lion vy snow a doxcn snowplows continued their fight against the drifts Wednes day Jn North Iowa At the office oC tho highway com inlsrii n tho report that the Jef ferson lilEhwny was across the ptate No 18 TV as open thru Ccrro Gortlo county passable in Jlnncoclr and blocked in Floyd county nnd east No 1 is still blocked as nro also No 103 and 11S it xvns stated la Shop xlio lorrlfic grind against tlio snow is beginning to tell on the equipment which has been constantly in use dur ifj tho two months Tho lilgh ay eowmLssfnn blower whlrh on the south road from Mason City Tues day had to go to the shop for rofxiiivi As result he iwsh plow is on tiift drive After working ft full foiroi thrunut Tuesday night find AVtditesdrjy tnor TUKN TO PAOK 8 COItMN 5 HOOVER NAMES MINNESOTAN TO SARGENTS JOB Donovan Wont Accept War Secretaryship Friends Say ASHINGTON Fett 27 AP William D Mitchell solicitor gen ral of the United States has een selected by President Ilect Hoover to be attorney eneral in his cabinet and imnltaneoiisly with this de elopment today friends of Villiam J Donovan said he vould not occupy any federal ffice after March 4 Donovan who Is assistant to the at ornoy general conferred briefly with onver this morningand was under wood to havo informed the preslflent lect of liis unwillingness to accept he post of secretary oC war or tho of the Phlllp iines Ho wns said to liavo told Hoover hat he considered WmaelC suited only or certain federal positions and that ho secretaryship oC war wag not xmong these Unilur No Obligations The assistant attorney general was said to havo pointed out that he did not consider Hoover was under obli gations to otter Win a post in his ad ministration Ho liad worked lor Hoover in tlio last campaign out of for The iopublittn candi date and because he believed In tlie is sues IToover favored It was explained With the selection of an attorney general decided upon Hoover waa said to bo in a position lo complete Ills cabinet within a very short time AN tho Mitchell Is a democrat he was as liaving voted for Charles Evnns Hughes in 10IC fur President CoolidEe and for Hoover The attorney generalship at one imo was expected to go to Donovan vho uvis representerl todjiy as heing nnoyed by tlie opposition raised tgulnst him Cor this post by ccrtiilu ry forces and others Ho was said to feet lie was ooked upon by these forces not as an ndividuai whose capacity for orpint ation and administration were to be aken Into account Back io New siexico Donovan is returning as soon as possible to Santa Ve N Vex to wind up his activities na chairman ot the Boulder Dam commission and as com missioner at tho lilo Grande commis sion On March 1 be will retire to the rnctice law and sever his connec tions with the government With tho elimination oC Donovan for the war secretaryship the name James W Good of Iowa was brot for ward as a possible choice Good Yvas Mr Hoovers western campaign man The nunsoonUnnKUoU fllprlit was tlienext to the last kff of a projected flight from Marseilles lo Salmon and Hanoi French ImloChina which it was planned originally to complete in five days The flight began Feb IS rrnceeit by ftoal SAIOOX French IncloClilna Fct 7 French aviators Joseph Lebrlx nncl Sergt Mnj Antoine PM lard will complete their trip here from Franco tho slenmer 1orthos nrrivini Mnreh a messngo rccon hern slates It in unknown wlicll they will mnko another attempt this year for a complete crip by air H is in tho crash their jilano waa wrecked IViiii lu Winnna IHchoIl was born in Wlnnna Minn years HKO His father was Justice of tho Minnesotn Hupremo court for 0 years Ho Ijesan tlio practice of law In St 1aul in 1001 He was regional counsel for the Unitril States railroad administration in and chairman of tho citizens chapter committee of St Paul In 2 He assumed the office of solici tor general In June 153 Tho record of the neuIy designated attorney general iilm to havo been active In Minnesota national TlKN TO IAfire ft COrijtNf 5 2Q KILLED IN CAFE ACCIDENT Floor of Grecian Restaurant Falls Many Persons Hurt ATHKXS Klb 27 per sons were believed to have been killed today in the rollnusR of an upper floor of the Panellinlon cafe on University street Many were Injured anil a 1711111 lier were still buried In the ruins late thin afternoon Kvery effort lo extricate thosn still caught In the debris was made by the authorities AUNT HET By Robert Quillen None of my children was geniuses but I never had to explain about one Tallin on its head when it was little s 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