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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 27, 1930, Mason City, Iowa 3 North Iowas PAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOLXXXVI FIVE CENTS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 1930 UNITED PKESS AND INTERNATIONAL Morals of Others Senate Shows Char v acteristic Lineup v Literature NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKVICE NO 121 By CHAKLES l STEWART ASHINGTON Feb 27 All around pro gressives and 100 per cent stand patters are about equally scarce in congress Closely exam ined a progres sive is apt to be found unpleas antly intolerant in streaks Strict ly investigated a stand patter is just as likely to prove himself th o r oly broad minded on some subjects Strait laced ideas concerning other peoples morals are so characteristic of the j otherwise progressive element as to 1 be almost the rule This is precisely the line of thot which lawmakers of j uitraconservativeviews most gen j erally tend to follow to liberal con elusions TJOWEVER there are exceptions Two of them one on each have been especially prominent re cently in the United Sates senate Senator Bronson Cutting of New v MBKCO probably is as completely en 5 lightened a liberal as ever came to j thereis any ques k tion on which Senator Reed Smoot V of Utah is not an archconservative it never has been developed in de ijbateat the capitol or brot out by a I confabulation in a committee room A Senator Cutting led the fight to f deny to custohi house clerks the power to decide what foreign books Americana may read Senator Smoot led the advocates of a rigid censor policy W I 4r J LIFE EBBING AWAY Love Tangle Is Blamed in Murder of Olin Man FARM HOOVER SCHOOL IN VIRGINIA MOUNTAINS OPENS STILL IN Ik LEGGE INSISTS jteratuje paragraph over SSa raged was si tariff i Sairy esane writings of auv thoraxlike Shakespeare and Moliere p At any rate the house of repre sentatives passed it with the rest of the bill and the Utah statesman put up the struggle of his life tb pre serve it unchanged by the senate Senator Cutting did not of course as Senator Smoot represented and undoubtedly honestly believed fa vor flooding the country with ob scene foreign boofts He did reain taut that the average custom bouse inspector is unqualified to choose literature for Yale Harvard Prince ton other American institutions of higher learning the Congressional Library and this countrys men of letters generally Corporation Wont Hes itate to Face the Fire works WASHINGTON Feb 27 r Referring to complaints by grain dealers on the farm boarti policies on grain buying Chairman Legge of the board said today that the recently formed wheat stabiliza tion corporation was still in tlri ring and does not hesitate to face the fireworks The farm board chairman assert ed that a number of the complaints were simply propaganda to dis credit stabilization operations He said the chief purpose of the operations in wheat directed iby board wasto get the farmers the best possible price Legge added that the order to limit the advanceil price for wheat to cooperatives was made after it was discovered that roll top desk were taking the wheat out of the elevators ana offering it on the market as coun try wheat in an effort to get the advanced prices Capital Watches Grain Market WASHINGTON Feb 27 couraged by a alight improve ment in wheat prices Washington nevertheless kept an anxious eye upon the Chicigoboard of trade foY developments situation termed aeriqusi b ut notinsunmdtra IV The federal farrri board in the face of sharp protests from inde pendent grain dealers stood solidly upon its policy of assistance for the cooperatives only and it is under stood have responded with a re minder that the independents still have an opportunity to ally them selves with the cooperative organ izations I Senate A v aits Hyde The senate was waiting a re sponse from Secretary Hyde to its to Jngc 1G Column 2 an argument in any real sense was impossible Senator Cutting was disgusted and Senator Smoot was horrified The latter read voluminously the more plainspoken old fashioned pages of the worlds greatest classics to show the ob jectionable sort of matter which Turn to Page IG Column 1 Defender of Dan Steck in Election Fight Dies LOS ANGELES Feb 27 William S Zumbrunn attorney prominent in Washington legal circles died yesterday at his honie in Beverly Hills Cal He had been ill for several months Born in Ne braska 53 years ago Zumbrunn gained reiognition for his defense in election contests of Senator Ear i Mayfield of Texas and Senator I Daniel Steck of Iowa AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen None o my folks ever was famous but people used to come Cor miles to see Uncle Jed braid liis whiskers DEMPSEYWILL ENTER HOSPITAL Boxing See Move to Stage Ring Come back CHICAGO Feb 27 Dempsey will enter the Mayo bro thers hospital at Rochester Minn tomorrow afternoon for a complete physical checkup Boxing fans to day accepted Dempseys action as the first step in his journey back to ring activities If Dempsey finds he has no hid den ailments he may decide to re enter the ring possibly in Soldiers field Chicago for an engagement with Otto Von Porat Tiiffy Grif fith of Sioux City or Max Schmel ing The former worlds heavyweight champion has been conducting box ing shows in Chicago since lastOc tober in the hope of establishing himself as a successful promoter for the outdoor season He is reported to have dropped in staging shows at the coliseum but figuresto retrieve his losses during the sum mer PROBE FORMER lOWANS DEATH Farwell Found Shot to Death in Santa Rosa Cal SANTA ROSA Cal Kro 27 UPl here were investigating further today into the death of M Z Farwell 64 a former Ibwan who was shot to death about 11 p m Tuesday night Ilia money and jewelry apparently were untouched and the serial num ber of a revolver found near the body had been filed away Farwell a graduate of Iowa State college and an attorney was for merly president of the La Junta Colo bank and came to California in 1908 He served in Paris with the Y M C A during the war Sur viving him are his widow and two son Ft Dodge Cigar Store May Be Padlocked FORT DODGE Feb 27 Padlock action against the Strow Cigar store here raided by federal agents last vycck was begun in federal court yesterday Frank Frost H M Frost and Mike Bootl aken employes were indicted by the federal grand jury on charges of maintaining a liquor nuisance and illegal possession of liquor and held on 5500 bonds each CAPTURE DUNN AFTER ESCAPE Sioux City Bank Robber Re taken Block From Courthouse SIOUX CITY Feb 27 die Dunn Sioux City bank robber and Lester Silvey another prisoner overpowered a guard in the Wood bury county Jail this morning and escaped Dunn was captured a few minutes later a block from the courthouse Deputy Sheriff James Crubaugh was shot in the right leg by Dunn he madehis escapevSilvey still is at liberty It was understood that Deputy Crubaugh and a trusty George Hollenbeck entered the cell block to remove garbage and while there were attacked by Dunn The officers said Dunn was armed with a revolver which appar ently had been smuggled to him by friends During the struggle Dunn suf fered j on his head when Dep uty Crubaugh swung his heavy keys and sJruclt him Dunns capture was effected by Deputy Sheriff Fred OConnor and State Agent Meade iOYlAWVEN OS AGE ROBBERS Trio of Oil Station Bandits Are Sentenced by Judge Kepler OSAGE Feb Hovind and Clifford Bostetter appeared be fore Judge Keller Tuesday and Wednesday respectively and were given an indeterminate sentence of 10 years in the mens reformatory at Anamosa They pleaded guilty to the charge of breaking and entering the Standard Oil station on East Main street a week ago Paul Olson pleaded guilty when first arrested and was given the same sentence He and his accomplices will go to the penitentiary at thesame time A man teams more as he grows older but it is of less importance Courant PIERREDUPQNT ON LIQUOR LAWS Financial Leader Says i Amendment Ought to Be Repealed WASHINGTON Feb 27 Pierre S Dupont chairman of the board of the General Motors corporation appeared today as the first witness for the wets at the hearings of the house judiciarycom mittee on measures to repeal or modify the eighteenth amendment Dupont chairman of the board of directors of the association against the prohibition amendment headed the list of those appearing on the last full day scheduled for testimony by the wets Today was the sixth day of testi mony by opponents of prohibition The drys will be allowed an equal amount of time to present their wit nesses Dupont opened the session with the terse statement I am for repeal of the eighteenth amendment Few Excessive Drinkers The chairman of the board of E I Dupont de IMemours and company who celebrated his sixtieth birthday just a month ago saidthat the question of the use of alcohol must be solved because of its use to ex cess and added that it was his onin ion the excessive drinkers were lew and could be accounted for largely in hospitals Dupont picked up the thread of argument against the amendment where W W Atterbury president j of the Pennsylvania railroad and re publican national committeeman for Pennsylvania had left off yesterday 11 Year Old Waterloo Boy Admits He Shot T f and Killed His rather Feb 27 uiUThe 11 year old son of William Jack Johnson Negro last night shot and killed his father when he found him beating his mother the boy told po lice Johnson Is said to have served a term in a local jail for wife beat ing RESENTS MORE DRASTIC LAW Mitchell Wouldnt Strength en Search of Dwelling Regulations WASHINGTON Feb 27 torney General Mitchell today voiced disapproval of an effort to make more drastic the law allowing search of private dwellings in liquor cases In a letter to Chairman Capper of the senate committee on District of Columbia affairs the attorney gener al opposed a provision In the bill by Senator Howell republican Ne hraska which would allow issuance of search warrants to enter homes in the District of Columbia upon in formation that liquor was deliv ered to them or of the unlawful presence of a still v In my judgment he wrote ef fort to improve the enforcement of the national prohibition act may better be expended at least for the present in other directions than in an attempt to make more drastic the provisions for searching private attempt which would arouse controversy with doubtful results VICTIMS WIDOW AND OTHER MAN FACING CHARGES Wealthy Farmer Bought Poison for Lovers Husband A NAMOSA Feb 27 love rt triangle which ended in the death of one man anil the filing of fustdegree murder charges against his wife and another man appeared today as thel solution of the death by poisoning of Edward Miner GO a laborer of Olin Mrs Hilda Miner 3t his wife and Albert Hartwig GO wealthy Olin farmer were formally charged with his murder yesterday after Hartwig had told County Attorney Clifford Paul that he had purchased poison which he had given to Mrs Miner The vital organs of Miner were sent to Iowa City for examination by University of Iowa lexicologists Son Requests Investigation Mrs Miner was recovering from the effects of poison at the state reformatory hospital here She suf fered a heart attack yesterday which physicians say was induced by poison which she is believed to have taken in an attempt at sui cide Miner died Tuesday afternoon in convulsions ant an investigation at son of the deadmari by a former marriage who said his step mother had tried to give her hus band capsules which she claimed would help his headache Dr Young who was called following the death was told by Mrs Miner that her husband had commuted suicide because of ill health Oenics Charges Cecil Alincr however requested an investigation and accused his stepmother and Hartwig of run ning around and asserted their af fair had been town talk for months Hartwig in the Jones county jail here stoutly protested his innocence Turn In InRC Column 3 Turn IB Culmim 1 Cash Reserve Too Low Farmers State Bank at Rockwell Closes Doors ROCKWELL Feb The lack of a sufficient cash reserve brot about by heavy withdrawals of late caused the board of directors of th Farmers State bank here to close its doors at 11 oclock this forenoon Representatives of the state bank ing department are expected here Friday to help decide what cours of action will be pursued The clos ing was ordered according to one of the officers of the bank to pre clude a run on the deposits believed to have been impending Officers of the bank included 1 B McGaheran president James E Treston cashier William Wittc vce president and Emil Theilen as sistant cashier These with N G Lorenzen Henry Roben and W F Dodercr made up the board of di rectors MARSTON FAVORS HAUGENS BILL Points to Savings by Re search at Iowa State College WASHINGTON Feb 27 The Haugen engineeringexperi ment stations at all federal land grant colleges was favored by Dean Anson Mars ton of Iowa State college yesterday in an appearance before the house agricultural com mittee Marston declared that the worM of the engineering experiment sta tion at Iowa State college hacj saved Iowa millions of dollars in highway construction The stations could also make studies of farm operation eisU which would prove valuable to the farmer J BDavidson of town State college told the committee He represented the American asso ciation of agricultural Detroit Lawyer Shot While Riding in Car DETROIT Feb 27 world shotguns were turned last night on Alfonso Sirica 31 attor ney who defended James Fernando in the Jackie Thompson kidnaping case and who appeared at police headquarters a few days ago as counsel for the estate of an Italian cafe owner who was shot to death on Feb 19 Forty slugs were poured into Siricas automobile and a dozen or more of them tore away the lower part of his face He was taken to receiving hospital in a dying condi tion while detectives sought the con nection which they believe exists between the shooting and the killing of two other members of the local Italian colony Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Feb Say did you read about the wives of the senators and con gressmen hav ing Rudy Vallce come down to Washington so they could look him over Theres life in the old girls yet Now I look for Reed Smoot Shon ridge Heflin Watson LongWILL ItOiiKltS worth and Garner to have Clara Bow and Texas Gulnan come down and see if they cant give them a new lease on life France had a historical day Tuesday One premier stayed In till pretty near 3 oclock in the afternoon It was raining and they couldnt get there to vote mm out earlier Yours WILL ROGEKS French Naval Demand Not to Be Lower PARIS Feb 27 attitude of the French government concern ing limitation of naval armaments Is unchanged and will remain so until a new government comes into power naval circles learned today This attitude was made known following persistent reports from London and New York of a com bined AngloAmerican effort to re duce the French tonnage demands from some 724000 to about 500000 tons Even should a new government be formed eventually by parties of the lert is is considered in official circles that it will be impossible for it to recede any from the figures laid down in the original naval mem orandum issued by former Premier Tardieu All political parties look the naval construction programs as a means simply to reconstitute the fleet worn out or destroyed during the World war tl SJapanese Differences LONDON Feb 27 and Japanese naval proposals with their attendant points of difference were again discussed between rep resentatives of the two delegations at resumption of the naval confer ence today Senator David A Reed who is the on Japanese matters foe the American delegation visited Am bassador Matsudaira and they spent soraev time over various problems Later Senator Reed Secretary SHm son and J Theodore Marriner chief western European diyiaion of the state department and diplo Turn to 1ngc 1CColumn 1 SNOOKS HOPES FADING RAPIDLY Last of Three Reprieves for Hix Slayer Expires at Midnight COLUMBUS Ohio Feb 27 The end of the trail drew near to day for Dr James Howard Snook former Ohio State university pro fessor who slew his coed mistross Theora Hix last June and is under sentence to die in the electric chair in Ohio penitentiary The last of three reprieves given the former professor of veterinary surgery since he was originally sen tenced to be electrocuted last No vember 29 will expire at midnight Unless Governor Cooper should act favorably today following a final hearing before him and the state board of clemency Warden P E Thomas of Ohio penitentiary will be empowered to proceed with the electrocution any time tomorrow probably shortly after midnight Governor Cooper promised Snooks counsel a hearing today in order that theboard of clemency might review the case and possibly recommend commutation of the death sentence to life imprison ment If denied executive clemency De fense Attorney E O Rickctts said he would ask the federal district court here for a writ of habeas cor pus on the ground that Snook did not receive a fair trial More than 500 requests for admit tance to the electrocution have been received by Warden Thomas but only 65 persons at the most can be accommodated FAMOUS JURIST CANT LIVE HIS DOCTORS CLAIM Serious Change for Worse Has Occurred Since Wednesday WASHINGTON Feb 27 fl hope of recovery aban doned by his physicians Wil liam Howard Tnftwos resting quietly this afternoon untroub led in the presence of death Barely conscious the former president and chief justice re cognized those about him with a flutter of the old smile His breathing wns somewhat diffi cult and his pulse slow but he felt no iuin His attendants said life wus ebbing peacefully awnjV WASHINGTON Feb 27 Broken fry weeks of illness Wil liam Howard Taft had lost so much ground in his fight for life today that his physicians said there re mained no hope for recovery Confirming for the first time the fears of the family and friends of the former president and chief jus tice Dr Francis R Hagner saiil after a morning call at the Wyom ing avenue home that it now was a question days and perhaps only of hours Taft is in a critical condi tion said the physician There no hope his recovery Any im provement will only Be temporary Hus General Breakdown A general breakdown had fol towedupbn the combined inroads of severer as chic C Justieeaid sine e hjvvef kept him in bed under the anxious eyes of family and physicians All along the battle had been a losing one He had almost held his own for short periods sometimes there were signs which gave his at tendants some slight hope altho their official bulletins never reflect ed a confidence In his recovery His active life the exertions anl vicissitudes of which kept him a national figure for a generation ha1 levied heavily on his reserve strength and left him with less than Turn riiRO Hi Column li Klempnauer Is New Manager of Damons Announcement has been made that Dan Klempnauer who here from Tucson Ariz is the new manager of Damons Inc Mr Klem pnauer is a successor to Paul Davis Mr Davis has resigned the position and may be associated with a bus iness firm in Waterloo PAYOFF PARADE DUE SATURDAY 42000 Unpaid Chicago Em ployes Are Promised Checks CHICAGO Feb 27 checks by Saturday were virtually assured today After weeks of patient waiting the 42000 employes of the city county and school board were in formed by collectors of the rescue fund that six millions more were needed the payoff parade bc gins Philip R Clarke head ot the col lectors had nearly 51 1000000 In plcdgei in the till as todays can vassing began it hus been I promise J that the checks will be is sued us soon as 550000000 is pledged Approves Johnson Bill WASHINGTON Feb 27 The revised Johnson bill to restrict western hemisphere immigration to an annual total of about 70000 was approved today by the house Immi gration committee Wea IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness fol lowed by Know in extreme west portion late Thursday night or Friday and in cast and central portions Friday Slightly warmer in west anil south por tions Friday and in extreme west portion Krldny night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday yl Ahovo iVlnitmini in iSiglit 20 Above At 8 A HI Thursday 22 Above Trace of precipitation The downward march of the mer cury continued Wednesday and Wednesday night with the bottom point reached Thursday morning wlen the temperature was 20 de grees This wivs Z degrees lower than the minimum of the previous night and the lowest mark recorded in a period of two weeks Such is the nature of Towas February i I ;