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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 8, 1930, Mason City, Iowa V North Iowas Edited for the Home VOLXXXVI MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 8 1930 EDITION Peacemakers Risk Takes Chance of Being Jumped On p STEWART WASHINGTON Jan 8 Peacemakers notoriously run big risks of being jumped on by both or more if there are more of the belligerentsthat they try to inter vene between And if they are injudicious peace makers sometimes it seems as if it served them right Evidence is accumulating that Secretary of State Stimsons recent attempt in Americas behalf to re mind Russia and China of the error of their quarrelsome ways in Man churia was notably such a case THE Japanese profess to have un derstood the Manchurian situa tion better all along than any oth er outsiders Being right in the midst of it on account of their own lUal interests in the disturbed zone they may be correct in this opinion too Quite a few of their highup of ficials were in Washington lately on their way to the London arma ment limitation conference and they gossiped a little in diplomatic cir1 cles Of course their talk was verv dis creet Nevertheless it is possible to piece together bits of their conversa tion vouchsafed here and there pretty Interestingly TT seems that the Japanese govern ment was dead certain from the first that neither the soviet folk nor the Chinese wanted to get into much of a fight over the disputed railroad thru northern Manchuria Japan undoubtedly is the best in formed country in the world con cerning conditions in Russia Tokyo also has studied China im xier a microscope The mikado did not believe that Moscow or Nanking either of them was fixed for a war He had had straight tips to the same effect He reckoned he was not makin any mistake The mikado himself prefers no serious row in Manchuria just now One of these days he may see his clear to gobbling that whole Karea but he doesnot consider the NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERV1CB CRESCO Kings See Princess WeTliumbert SHOOTING ENDS STATES CASE Chief Witness Against Police Officer and Others Shot Down CHICAGO Jan 8 state today indicated that the bullet that Killed Jean B Hassewer last night Uey ED M SMITH U S DELEGATES ARE AWARE OF TROUBLE AHEAD Navy Experts to Win Desires by Patient ED SMITH WILL BE CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR Favors Income Tax and Cut in Present Levy on Real Estate i MOINES Jan 8 ing firmly for an adjustment of taxation in Iowa which will incude an income tax and a lowering of the present levy on farm and city real estate Ed M Smith of Winterset secretary of state today released a statement announcing he would be a candidate for the republican gov ernorship nomination Mr Smith publisher of one of the middle wests outstanding coun try weekly newspapers has been under pressure for months from his friends to enter the race but from the start hehas given no encour agement to the proposal There is an allusion in his statement to the recently published Brookhart charges that he was ambitious for the senatorial nomination in 1932 And it is believed that this chal lenge may have been the decisive factor in bringing him into the race against Otto F Lange of Du buque Dan Turner of Corning and Senator A H Bergman of New ton Not Thinking of 1882 I have read intimations to the effect that my candidacyincluded AND CAONTHE JOB Jan 8 viewed in advance from Wash ington the forthcoming London naval conference presents a picture m historic contrast to the memor able outlines of the gathering of the sea powers here in 1921 President Hoover as well as the j delegates who are to sail from Ne York tomorrow see a pathway bese by difficulties to be successful traversed only by patient ploddini They give every evidence of conf dence in the ultimate result bi the secretary of state Unfounded conjectures of this kind do not call for either affirma tion or denial but they do afford me TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 5 Former Gov Alfred E Smith left former President Cnlvin Coolidge center and Julius Koscnwald wcnlthy Chicago philan thropist meet as a committee in New York and decide what institu tions should benefit from 86000000 charity fund bequeathed by the late Conrad Hubert of Jersey City N j wealthy inventor nf the flashlight Letter Reveals Personal Method of Seeing Hoover had automatically nolle pressed the case against five men charged with extortion Hassewer 55 cabinet manufac turer was the principal witnes against Polica Sergeant William Begley and four other men whon ie charged defrauded him and then extorted money from him As par of the investigation into his death police were questioning Begley to day Tha body of the manufacture wag fqund at the foot of a stair leading from his office to the basement Tha bullet had entered tha top of his head apparently fired by a person on the landinj above He may have been ap proached by his assailant in the of fice and been shot as he soughi escape down the stairs police sug gested Pat Roche chief investigator of the states attorney believed Hass ewer had accepted bribes not to testify in the extortion case fini then after getting fhe bribe money had decided to press the prosecu tion Hassewera Insistence that the five men be prosecuted Roche said la the only apparent motive for the Crime AUNT HET By Eoberfc Quillen 8 That gawky Howard girl aint looked anybody square in the face since that music teacher told her she had a classic profile fully that the cir cumslances and the methods of 192 are not the circumstances and th methods of 1930 No Hurried Conclusions Speaking a word of farewell yes terday to members of the delega tion the president adjured them t be patient and calledu Jon th country to bear with confidence an patience the ordeal of a diplomat discussion which may last for man weeks from the opening saesion CL Jan 21 Hesaid no hurried con elusions were expected but pre dieted that eventually the spokes men of the United States Grea Britain Japan France and Ital would find a common basis for enc TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 PROBE KILLING OF YOUNG GIRL Youth Held in Jail but Fin gerprints Fail to Tally IRVINE Ky Jan 8 slaying of an 18 year old girl whoso body with two bullet wounds in her breast was found in a ravine here puzzled officers today tho a young man known as her sweetheart was in jail charged with her murder The girl DalsyHorn daughter of and Mrs Boyd Horn had been missing from home all night when her body was found early yester day The mother had first told officers the girl left home with a man the parents did not recognize but later she swore to a warrant charging Ancil Proffett 22 with murder Proffett however denied ho had been with the girl Monday evening and footprints found near the body did not correspond with his offi cers said They were at aloss for a motive for the crime The coroner returned a verdict of murder by persons unknown xofett is to have a preliminary hearing Friday morning Fire Is Extinguished ST ANSGAR Jan fire on tie roof of the residence occupied y Chris Brogmus here yesterday fternoon wan quickly extinguished y the local fire department before nuch serious damage had been ona PRISON LOOMS BEFORE HUCKINS Financier Must Provide Bail or Go to Jail CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 8 eV George B Huckins whose alleged connection with operation of a bus iness venture said to pay 26 to 52 per cent interest is under grand jury investigation will be locked up in the county Jail at 5 p m today unless his attorneys provide bail by that time County Attorney Carl Hendrickson announced this morning Huckins suffering from a nerv ous ailment has been under guard in a local hospital since his returc last Sunday from Excelsior Springs Mo where he was under treatment His health was said to be rapldiy improving and Hendrickson said he was informed his health would not be impaired were he transfer red to the jail hospital Walter J Barngrover attorney for Huckins has asked the county attorney to reduce bail to 55000 but Hendrickson has expressed un willingness to do so Barngrover did not Indicate whether he would be able to raise the bail The grand jury expects to con clude Kts investigation of the 26 per cent interest business of George Huckins and Elmer his father today but will not report until to morrow because of other matters to come before it George Huckins was brot back to face a true information charging sbtaining money under false pre tenses and his father is awaiting extradition from Wisconsin on a similar charge Tentatively Given Post WASHINGTON Jan 8 Seeking a way out of u tlirculDned public airing of differences between senate republicans pnrty leaders today tentatively agreed to the ap pointment of Senator LaFollette of Wisconsin a member of the west ern independents to finance committee tho powerful As the white house was report ing thatPresident Hoover was tak ing no active part in the latest quarrel between the senate republi can regulars and the independents the worried senate leaders seriously considered Senators LaFollette and Thomas of Idaho for the allim portant finance committee vacancy assignments Thomas is a member of the young guard regulars and LaFol Jetto is a member of the group which has bolted the Hoover farm relief and tariff programs Another meeting of the repubii Sugar Broker Tells Cuban Has Full Data WASHINGTON Jan 8 letter read today before the senate lobby committee said W C DArcy publicity nmn of the Coca Cola com pany has a personal method of approach to Hoover and is going to sec that Hoover gets full but con cise data on the sugnr subject The reference was contained in k letter written by H H Pike Jr Wall street sugar broker to P A Stables of Cubu who is connected with the Central Hershey company Pike who was on the witness stand testified his information was received from some one but he said he had forgotcn who is WHS Senator Robinson of Indiana only regular republican on the commit tee asserted that the letter indi cated DArcy has some back stairs way of geting to the president When Pike said he did not know who gave him the information Rob inson shouted Then you ought to have kept quiet This is the purest hind of lobbying I can tell everything now that I know then Pike replied Robinson asserted that the refer ence was unfair to the president but Pike said he understood all that was meant was that DArcy either knew commUee on committees or could reach him thru which is working out the new re publican slate for the senate was later today and Chair predicted an early man McNary solution Labor Federation to Study Difficulties of 8000 Musicians ST PETERSBURG Fla Jan 8 problem of 8000 theater displaced by canned music will come before the execu ive council of the American Fed ration of Labor at a 10day con erence opening here today Joseph N Weber of New York ead of the American Federation of Musicians and eighth vice president f the Federation of Labor in mak ng this announcement here last ight admitted that widespread use f machinemade music presented a erious problem but believed theater oersare going to demand a return orchestras WOMEN EXPERTS ADVISE SOLONS First Time Feminine Non Members of Senate Ad mitted to Floor WASHINGTON Jan 8 young women duly qualified as friend Pike had previously testified that he was directing a fht against a higher duty on sugar in the tariff bill made by the Hershey company and the Coca Cola company He said the companies had arranged to spend as much as each in their effort to keep a higher duty from being placed on sugar RULING HOUSES OF ITALY AND BELGIUM JOINED Brilliant Assemblage Wit r nesses Leremony in Palace DOME Jan 8 Marie 1 v Jose only daughter of the king and queen of the Belgians this morning became the bride of Prince Humbert of Piedmont heir to the Italian throne The ceremony was performed at mass in the historic Pauline chapel of the Quirinal palace scene of four conclaves for the election of popes and scene six years ago of the wedding of Humberts sister Princess Yolanda to Count Calvi di Bergolo Cardinal Maffi archbishop of Piaa noted astronomer and friend of the Italian royal family per formed the ceremony He was as sisted by Monsignor Beccaria chaplain of the royal household Who baptized todays bridegroom and was his spiritual mentor thru childhood and youth Mussolini Present Five kings and queens 28 princes and 26 princessesof the blood were among the guests who constituted one of the most brilliant assem blages seen at any European court since the war King Albert ana of Belgians and Leopold aniTAstrid Duke and Duchess of Brabant and Charles Count of Flanders came from Brussels for the wedding King Victor Emanuel of Italy Queen Helena and other members of the Italian royal family were present King Boris of Bulgaria Prince Cyril and Princess Eudoxiti of Bulgaria Prince Paul and Prin cess Olga of Jugoslavia were among Ihe other royal guesls The Duke of York represented his father King George of Great Britain Marshal Pelain saviour of Verdun and M Beco tie Fouquieres director of the protocol were pres ent for France Ambassador John W Garrett rnd Mrs Garrett rep resented the United States Infante Don Ferdinand was sent by I his cousin King Alfonso for Spain Premier Mussolini his cabinet sec retaries and their wives were pres Is Entertained at 2 Parties WASHINGTON Jan 8 Washington social whirl last night claimed President Hoover for its own Two affairs a dinner and a re ception lured the chief executive from the White House lo which with a single exception his social activities have been confined since his inauguration The first of these was the dinner given annually for the president by the vice president held this year in Curtis spacious suite at the May flower hotel with his May sister Mrs Dolly Curtis Gann as hostess The second was the annual recep tion of the Congressional club an organization whose membership is confined to the wives of members TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 SUPREMECOURT DENIES APPEAL IN SNOOK CASE CoEd Slayer Must Die in Electric Chair on Jan 31 pOLUMBUO Ohio Jan 8 The state supreme court today de nied nn application of Dr James H Snook for a rehearing of his ap peal from a sentence of death in the electric chair for the murder last June of Miss Thcora K Hix He ir to die in the electric chair ent AH in The bride Striking Dress tall striking girl entered the historic chapel on the arm of her father King Albert Who was garbed in the full dress of a general The wedding march was an old Sardinian hymn sung by the papal choir At the altar rail waiting stood the crown prince re TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 2 ports took their places on the floor of the senate today to lend coun sel to scnatois wrangling over the duty on a rayon product some of Which is used in the making bright colored dresses now seen on city streets Their appearance marked the first occasion where women nonmembers have been admitted to the chamber There is no bar to entrance of a woman member The unwritten rule against the ad mittance of women to the floor was waived in favor of Miss Ruth Pet erson and Miss Evalina K South worth textile advisers to the tariff commission As soon as they were comfortably placed an argument arose among senators over duties on a new rayon product known as short staple fiber The senate fi1 nance committee proposed to in crease the rate on the product from a 20 per cent nd valorem to a spe cific basis of 20 cents a pound GOLD WAVE IS TO CONTINUE Mississippi to Rockies Swept by Sleet Air Travel Halted DES MOINES Jan 8 of I cold wave which has swept over Towa the last two days is due to continue tonight the weather bu reau reporls The forecast indicates range in temperatures from 5 above zero in the eastern and southern points to 5 below in the north sections Charles City reported the lowest reading last night with 2 above zero Charles D Reed government TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 Workman Falls 25 Floors 1 CHICAGO Jan 8 of loop workers on their way to work today saw John Emerson 40 plunge to his death from the twen tyfifth floor of a building under construction when a piece of scaf folding gave wav To Stugc Conference AMES Jan 8 sec ond annual welding conference sponsored by Iowa State college will be held here Jan 22 to 24 ac cording to an announcement by D C Faber director of the engineer ing extension service Will Rogers WTNSLOW Ariz Jan Senator Grundy is receiving re publican praise for not voting Monday on a tariff measure that he himself was interested in His side was already nine ahead so I will withhold my ap plause till I see what he does when a tic comes up Mr WILL ROGERS Hoover is send ing a democratic ana a repub lican senator to the London show Would have sent a pro gressive but its a peace confer ence The Hearst papers are against prohibition but in favor of enforcement while Senator Borah is for prohibition but against enforcement Yours WILL ROGERS P did you know it rained in Los Angeles The flood is what drove me ovor here WILL The court Imd denied Dr Snooks doulilii appciil Iroui a conviction in common plena court here The for mer Ohio State universityprofes sor hud sought review of the case The nexl step in the case is to the United States supreme court PERSHiNGHOT TO BE IN RACE General Wires Friends He Has No Desire for Pub lic Office WASHINGTON Jan S John J Pershing has announced thathe would not seek toenter the senatefrom Nebraska In a telegram to his supporters m Nebraska General Pershing said he never had and aid not now seek public office and that while he re garded the senatorship as an honor his decision was final Confirming what I said in our telephone conversation yesterday General Pershing wired I do not desire nor have I desired at any time to seek public office While it would be a distinct honor for any man to represent the great state of Nebraska in the United Slates senate my decision must be regard ed as final Will you please advise my good friends in Nebraska to this effect General Pershings telegram was addressed to Mark Woods of Lin coln Nebr who recently started i favor of the general for next years senatorial race for the scat now held by Senator Nor rls RESCUE EFFORTS FUTILE FOR MAN AND WOMAN 70 Blaze Follows Explosion of Gas Flowing From Broken Spout rRESCO Jan flow ing from the broken spout of a tank wagon was blamed here this morning for the deaths of Mrs George West an invalid of 78 and her soninlaw F J Prann 65 whenthe Cunningham garage was destroyed by fire following an ex plosion last night at about Mra West had been confined to her bed in rooms over the garage where she made her home with the Prann family Her daughter and soninlaw were across the street in the general store operated by them at the time of the explosion Mr Pranu immediately rushed into the building but was burned to death before he could reach the apart ment Both bodies were recovered last night at about 10 oclock after the Cresco Lime Springs and De uorah fire departments had subdued the flames UaiiiiigiEstimated at Mrs Prann is prostrated with the shock of losing both her mother and husband and is under the care of a physician in the home of friends here J A double funeral will be held for the victims of the disastrous blaze tomorrow at the First Baptist church in Cresco with the Rev B F Carroll officiating Burial will be made in the family lot In the OciLtj cemetefy Six men Includingthe proprietor of the J L Cunningham and his son Claire were in the building at the time of the explos ion nnd all escaped injury Property loss was estimated by Mr Cunning ham and officials of the Northern lown Oil company owners of the filling station in connection with the garage nt between 70000 and n000 The accident happened as a lank truck operated by the Northern Iowa Oil company was being backed into tho garage for storage thru the night During the process of nark ing the truck a spout on the rear of the lank was knocked off nnd the contents of truck started pourintr across the floor No Inquest Necessary This gas suddenly exploded and in a few minutes the entire building was in flames Several new cars on display in the building were de stroyed as well as all of the repair TUKN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 Eulogy to Former I War Secretary Read CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 8 The late James W Good received tribute here yesterday from the Lmn county Bar association of which ho was a member for many years Armor W Sargent Goods former law partner read the oulo gy to the former secretary of war Theater Owners Sue Fairfield Mayor for Damages of FAIRFIELD Jan 8 of 520250 have been asked by Richard and Luther Day of Center ville against Mayor Harley Carter as the result of the Sunday movie cases which were tried here late in November The Day brothers were arrested Nov 10 and 17 when they opened nnd managed the Victory theater They were charged with operating a movie on Sunday and operating a movie without a license Mayor Carter found them guilty and as sessed the maximum file On nn ap peal to the district court a directed verdict for the days was ordered bv JuUsTC George Dasliiel SKt Wea IOWA FORECAST Fair Wednesday night In northwest portion Probably snow in east nnd south por tions Wednesday night and Thursday Continued cold LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2i hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 6 above Minimum In Night 1 hclow At 8 A IVT Wednesday 1 hclow Altho Tuesday was by all odds the coldest day of the new year it was not bad gauged by ordinary January standards Tuesday nights minimum was 7 degrees higher than its predecessor and altho the wind Wednesday morning was from the northeast there were prospects of a maximum considerably higher than that of Tuesday ;