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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 10, 1931, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas IEY PAI Edited for the Home K i L 0 H R HI S ME M AS T OF IOWA MO ioTHE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JAN 10 1931 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 81 Gain Likely One Factor Rail Merger Not Thot Free From Design By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 10 CPA am bition largely ac counts for our industrial mag nates constant striving to broad en and consoli date their poli tics Con gressman George Huddle ston of Alabama rated among Capitol Hills foremost author ities on transpor tation problems was discussing from the stand point of his 16 years experience as a member of the house of represen tatives interstate and foreign com merce committee the proposed merger of the easts 50 odd separate railroad lines into four giant sys tems We incline he continued to assume that these highly impor tant folk are above consideration of personal gain and prestige This is a mistake I have listened to a great many of them on the witness stand before the commerce committee and found them all extremely susceptible to such influences Outside their quali fications as specialists they are or dinary people Like the vast ma jority of us they think of them selves first of the public if at all a long time afterward REQUEST OF SENATE DENIED Francis Johnson Turner Backer G Q P Choice SECOND BALLOT BEATS JOE FOR HOUSE SPEAKER Winner Gets Bare Votes Needed at Caucus 37 S HIS fingers the Alabaman checked over the contemplated The Pennsylvana W W Atter the New York Central Pat J rck E Crowley theBaltimore and f Ohio Daniel WUlard thc Nickel Turn to 11 Colonm SENATOR DAVIS re Will Seek Removal of Pennsylvanian From Office WASHINGTON Jan 10 The latest development in the con troversy over the senate seat held by James J Davis of Pennsylvania came today in a letter from Charles B Hall Philadelphia councilman defending Davis against charges of excessive campaign expenditures Publication of the letter followed closely upon the announcement of Chairman Nye of the campaign funds committee that he would in troduce a resolution asking for Davis removal from office Nye said had been spent on the joint ticket of Davis and Francis Shunk Brown unsuc cessful gubernatorial tickets candi date Hall estimated not more than five per cent of the expenditures were in Davis behalf Bootlegger Shot to Death Near Chicago CHICAGO Jan 10 man Heved to be Anthony Sherlock L Isperino known to police as a minor south side bootlegger was found shot to death early today in an abandoned automobile in a lone ly prairie region near the Indiana state line Police said Gasperino was a waiter in a south Chicago cafe and conjectured that he had been shot elsewhere and body brot to where It was found BULLETIN DES MOENES Jan 10 Senator E McLeland ot Marshalltown was nominated president pro tern of the state senate at the republican caucus here thisafternoon McLeland received 23 votes to 16 lor Sen ator C A Benson of Elkailer in an informal ballot at the ex ecutive session He was Ihcn chosen unanimously on a formal ballot DBS MOZNES Jan 10 Fran cis Johnson of Dickinson coun ty was nominated republican can didate for speaker of the state house of representatives on the sec ond ballot of the party legislators caucus today He received 37 votes eaxctly enough to nominate while Joe Johnson of Marion county re ceived 33Frank Hollingsworth o Bobne and Reyburn Rutledge of Webster county received one each Rutledge was nomini J for speaker pro tern by one over Representative G J Van Buren o Jones county on the secondballot Sam RaganbfSIgonrneywascnOs en chief clerk without opposition Seaf ig of Representative L W HniJ of Wapello county and Repre sentative L W Hatter of Iowa county who are contesting election of democrats and Representative Henry Berry of Monroe county elected as an independent in the caucus brot the total voting for speaker to 72 Ballots Secret The first ballot gave Francis Johnson 35 voles Joe Johnson 34 Hollingworth 2 and Rutledge 1 On the second ballot Francis Johnson picked up one of Joe Johnsons and one of votes Bal loting was done secretly with Hol lingsworth presiding at the caucus The race narrowed between the Johnsons this morning after Repre sentative Leonard Simmer sOf Wa pello county and Representative L B Forsling Woodbury county agreed not to present their own can didacies They urged their support ers to back Francis Johnson J H Johnson who served as speaker in the last session was nominated iy Representative Mar ion McCauIley of Calhoun county Simmer nominated Francis Johnson on motion of Representative Frank Elliott of Scott county No nominat ing speeches were made Balks Administration The first ballot for speaker pro tern gave Rutledge 29 votes Van Buren 22 and Representative E O Tnm to PajfB 8 Column PIONEER DEAD AUNT MET By Eobeirt Quillen When the meek inherit the earth they wont in clude no women thats been allowed to sign their hus bands names to checks like Sue an Ella does JD Willson Builder and Lawyer Dies Had Varied Career as Realtor Banker and Contractor John D Willson 313 Delaware avenue southeast Mason City real estate dealer lawyer and contrac tor di eel i at a local hospital Satur day morjiiingv Ho had beenIiithe hospital since Christmas Mr Willson was bora on Aug 4 1866on his fathersfarm at Owens grove His father Alonzo Willson owned more than 800 acres in the one farm and served as justice of the peace to the Owens grove com munity The farm was later broken up and the town of Hanfordnow stands on one of the 40 acre sec tions The brothers and sisters who shared these early days with Mr Willson are Mrs F D Squier Han ford Mrs Charles H South Delaware avenue Mra B J Williams Washington D C Mrs Alice Shonwo Bushton Kans B B Willson Pomona Cal and B A Willson 704 South Jersey avenue Moved Here in 1878 In 1878 the family moved to Ma son City and lived on the lot on Cuth Delaware avenue now owned by John Willson The father made a business of loaning money on farm mortgages And it was in Mason City that the boy received much of his education Much of it was assimilated under the tutelage of Carrie Lane who is Turn in rnpn 8 Column CLARION YOUTH GIVEN 25 YEARS FOR ROBBERIES Tate Sent to Anamosa Subject Sentenced Yil 1 to Eldora Jan given two youths here late yesterday by Judge Sherwood A Clock for a series of holdups in Iowa which the boys ad initted Luther Tate 18 who re sided in Clarion but previouslywas at Eagle Grove was sentenced to 25 years in the reformatory a1 Anamosa John Subject 16 loca iigh school youth was ordered to he training school at Eldora unti he is of age The two were charged with rob oery by aggravation Edwin Xander 20 Goldfield who was arrested in connection with some of the hold ups which the sentenced youths participated in is held at Webste City Tate and Subject will be taken Sunday by the sheriff to the place they were sentenced Luther and Tate admitted steal ing a car at Clarion taking a ca at Eagle Grove holdingup a For Dodge filling station holding up filling station near Webster City breaking and entering a hard war store at Clarion and stealing a ca at Goldfield TRADEWIND OFF ON SECOND LAP Weather Conditions Good as Two Flyers Start for Azores HAMILTON Bermuda Jan 10 monoplane Tradewind hop ped off for the Azores at p m a m C S T on the second lap of a pay load flight from New York to Paris Local weather conditions were favorable as Mrs Beryl Hart and Lieut William S MacLaren took off on their 2000 mile all water hon across the Atlantic The graceful white ship lifted easily after a long run across the clear blue water of the harbor It circled the city and nosed out across the ocean toward the distant destination It was carrying a load of about three tonal including 300 gallons of gasoline 20 gallons of oil and about 250 pounds pay load The water in Hamilton harbor a bit rough but apparently it made no difference to the Trade wind Lieutenant MacLaren said he hoped to reach Horta in about 21 hours This would bring them to the Azores at about a m Sunday eastern standard time Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Jan dont care what your re ligion is what your belief is what your opin ion on h u m a nitariau questions indi viduals and po litical parties especially you can learn much from the pope of the great Catholic church When you read what he says you dont have to start wonder ing or ask your neighbor what he meant He says what he meant One thing about this peanut vender song its popular but you dont know how it goes till you hear it Nobody can whistle it thats what makes it the great est bit of music during our time Yours WILL ROGERS POLICE CAPTURE BROTHERS PALS Important Evidence Found on Secret Arrest of Two Men CHICAGO Jan 10 tives captured two intimates of Leo V Brothers and found important evidence in an early morning raid today on one of the apartments where Brothers held secretly for the murder of Jake Lingle once lived Charles F Rathbun and Pat Roche special investigators con ducted the raid taking their pris oners to a secret office to question them They refused to reveal whom they had captured but John A Swanson states attorney hinted that the arrests were significant The records which deal largely ivith Brothers movements over the last nine months will be carefully checked with the information which we now have he said to give out any further information we feel would hamper the efforts of our men which are now rapidly yielding fruit A formal written demand that he he permitted to talk to Brothers presented by Attorney Tyrrell Krum today to States Attorney John Swanson police commissioner and John Alcock and Special Inves tigator Pat Roche Krum told reporters that he was not demanding that Brothers be freed but merely that his personal rights to counsel and defense be recognize1 170 IN ECUADOR Workers Clearing Railroad Track in Mountains Buried GUAYAQUIL Ecuador Jan 10 landslide roaring down from the mountains along the Guayaquil and Quito railroad today buried 170 track workers who were uncover ing a stretch of about 200 yards covered by a previous slide Huigra is a small town about 160 miles south of Quito half way be tween Guayaquil and Rio Bamba It is a way station where passen gers break their journey for meals First reports said the slide had engulfed a train killing two pass engers but the railroad authorities said the only victims were the re pair crew They reassured the people who had feared that Presi dent Isidro Ayora was aboard a train struck by the landslide The first slide came at about 10 oclock last night the railroad of ficials said and an emergency crew was sent out from Guayaquil im mediately to clear the track It was raining so hard however that the work could not be started until shortly before dawn thig morning At five a m the crew was wort ing at top speed when dirt and rocks began rolling down the hill side In a few minutes the great slide struck suddenly and 170 men were buried before they could escape Congress Works at Routine When Conference Fails WASHINGTON Jan 10 Plodding along principally with rou tine legislation congress waited ex pectantly today for President Hoov reply to the senates request that three power commis sion nominations be returned for re consideration In the house administration lead ersagain failed to obtain unanimous consent for conferences with the senate on the 60000000 drought loan appropriation bill and an nounced special legislative status would be sought This was expected to speed enactment Red Cross Heard The senates amendment to pro vide for loans to farm ers of the drought area with which they may purchase food is the major item of disagreement to be adjusted in conference A request by Chair man Payne of the Red Cross for President Hoover to appeal for 000000 public contributions to alle viate drought suffering received at tention on Capitol hill Administration leaders in the senate expected confidently the president would refuse to return the power nominations thus touching off another battle between the ad ministration and the democratic independent republican coalition of the senate Jones Bill Passes The seriate passed the Jones ma ternity aid bill and sent it to the house It would provide for each state with the stipulation the amount be matched by state funds The house worked meanwhile on the war department appropriation bill carrying for the next fiscal year Representative Collins democrat Mississippi told the house This bill has become barrel of congress and members vie with one another to get better houses for officers and increase mitary activi ties in the districts they represent Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks firm chemicals rally on short covering Bonds irregular many Issues off fractionally Curb firm Ford shares strong Foreign exchanges firm Canadian improves Butter firm CHICAGO steady bearish weather forecast increasing stocks predictions increas EXTORTIONPLOT UPONHUMBOLDT WOMAN FAILURE Officers Guard Receiver of Notes From The Gorilla HUMBOLDT Jan 10 ex tortion plot in which Mrs R Holtz wife of the telegraph oper ator at the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad here was the intend ed victim was revealed today Several days before Christmas officers said a note demanding and signed The Gorilla was found at the rear door of the Hollz home Several days later a second note addressed to Mrs Holtz was found It read Tho Baa Trio We dont want money We want you Come peaceably Dont let your husband know or youll be sorry Well treat you note was signed The Bad Trio Annoyed by the note Holtz took his wife to Waseca Minn to the home of her parents Mr and Mrs J Fischer Shortly after Mrs Holtz arrived there her father found O note under the rug on the porch saying w will get you It was unsigned bu officers at Waseca said it was writ ten by the same person who pennei the other two Gijardeflby After the holidays Mrs Holtz re turned here accompanied by her mother The plot was not revealed until it became known that officers had been assigned to guard Mrs Holtz during her visit atWaseca Holtz said he knew of no reason for the threats He came here last spring but worked at Albert Lea Minn during the summer return ing here last fall AIR CRASH VICTIM ed receipts Cattle Irregular to tJr Youth Held as Suspect m Holdup at Clannda OMAHA Jan 10 R White 18 Omaha was returned to Clarinda Iowa officers for ques tioning regarding the robbery of Mrs Sana T Lee of Clarinda Two younths accosted Mrs Lee and her son Robert at a theater entrance and stole from them the Leo auto mobile and some money after forc ing them to drive into the country FORMER IOWAN THOT STRANGLER Jack Antrim Awaits Trial in Chicago for Murder of Girl CHICAGO Tan 10 An trim 29 formerly of Redding Iowa today awaited trial for murder of Mary Judkins 20 who was found strangled Dec 23 A coroners jury recommended that Antrim be held on a murder charge after hearing evidence that he and Miss Ora May Harmon 36 had planned to run away from Miss Judkins who was described as another of his sweet Body of Pilot Brot to Home NearHayfield Rites for A C Brown Are Arranged for Sunday i HOOVER NOT TO RETURN NAMES OF POWER BODY 1 j Cannot Admit Right to Encroach on Power of Executive WASHINGTON Jan 10 President Hoover today de lined to resubmit to the senate the nominations of Chairman Smith and Commissioner Garsaud and Draper of the power commission Receipt of the message was an nounced in the senate but it was not read at once It occupied one sheet f paper and was of about 300 words I am advised the president wrote that these rjipomtmenta vere constitutionally innde with the consent the senate formally com municated to me that the return of the documents by me and reconsid eration by the senate would be inef fective to disturb the appointees in their offices I cannot admit the power in the senate to encroach upon the execu tive functions by removal of a duly appointed executive officer under guise of reconsideration of big nom ination I regret he said that I must refuse to accede to the requests HUNT BANDIT IN SOUTH DAKOTA Search Spreads for Man Who Robbed Moville Bank of SIOUX CITY Jan 10 search for the bandit who early yes terday morning robbed the First Trust and Savings bank of Moville of in cash has been extended to South Dakota where it is report ed that the robber waa last seen yesterday afternoon Carl Hanson of Wakonda S Dak has reported to Sioux City police that a man answering the descrip tion of the bandit stopped his car In that town and asked him the way to Centervllle and Vigorg Hanson said the man was of dark complexion with widelr spaced teeth of small stature shaubily dressed and was driving a dark blue Chevrolet coach 1930 model with red wheels Authorities at Centerville and Vigorg are cooperating with Wooil bury county officers in the search A reward of has been offered by the Woodbury county bankers association for the capture of the bandit dead or alive Navy Turns Coast Air Defense Over to Army hearts Miss Harmon faced a similar charge after police were told of the proposed elopement but the coro ners jury refused to hold her Dried blood found tinder Antrims nails police said aroused authori ties suspicions after they believed Miss Judkins died from natural causes Antrim was said to have been married and divorced WASHINGTON Jan 10 Aerial defense of the coastline of the United States and its overseas possessions is now up to the army The navy has agreed to turn the job over lock stock and barrel ending a dispute between the two services that has involved several other government branches and some congressional debate English Textile Mills Lock Out 25000 Men BURNLEY Eng Jan 10 Twentyfive thousand weavers in the cotton textile industry were locked out this morningby 90 per cent of the mill owners carrying out the owners threats that the mills would be closed unless 5000 men who struck earlier In the week returned to their jobs today Cardinal Appointed Protector VATICAN CITY Jan 10 The pope today appointed Cardinal Lepicler protector of the sisters of St Francis nnd Mary Immaculate at Joliet Illinois Jan bodj of Arthur C Brown pilot who was killed in a crash near Marshall Texas arrived at Garner this morn ing and taken to the home of his parents Mr and Mrs Milo Brown five miles south of Hayfield Mr Brown who was Intimately ac quainted with Col Charles A Lind bergh was among three victims in the crash The above picture of Pilot Brown who was captain in the army re serve aviation corps was taken at Evansville Ind in front of the air port building Body at Home The body will remain at the home until the services ay held Funeral rites were arranged for 2 oclock Sunday afternoon at the home and oclock at the Methodist church at Garner with the Rev Marion Sunderlin pastor of the M E church officiating The Garner American Legion post and Masonic orders were to have charge of por iions of the services Mrs Brown widow of the pilot Earl Newman sales manager anc traffic manager of tho Wedell Wil liams Air Service company for which Pilot Brown worked a sister of Mrs Brown Mrs Charles Wag ern St Louis and a friend of the family Mrs Guy Wood Mt Ver non 111 accompanied the body on the trip Was Prom Knnawha Mr Newman formerly lived in Hancock county where he is well known He was born in Kanawha Details of the accident were learned here on the arrival of his widow The plane piloted by Brown left Dallas at 9 oclock Wednesday morning When within 10 miles of Marshall the plane encountered fog After scouting around the plane turned back Then it crashed into Turn In rage 8 Column 5 BANDITS HOLD Robbers Flee With in Cash and Bonds CHICAGO Jan 10 bandits held up the State Pank ot Franklin park today escal T with 7000 cash and 15000 InVuiids The bonds were nonnegotiable While one of the robbers remained in a car parked at the curb four en tered the bank two of them follow ing a customer While two guarded the employes and the singie customer the third commanded Harvey Schnagt teller to open the vault The fourth cleaned out 7OGO in cash from the drawers After scooping the 515000 in bonds from the vaults the bandits calmly walked out entered the mo tor at the curb and drove away BANDITS FLEE IN WINNESHIEK CAR Use S A Newhouse Car After Robbing LaCrosse Bank of DECORAH Jan 10Investiga tions were being conducted by Wln ncshiek county authorities ns well as Wisconsin and Minnesota offi cials In an attempt to find bandita who robbed a bank at La Crosse Wis yesterday afternoon and escaped in a car with a Wln neshiek license Local offi cers were tracing out the car The bandit auto which carried license 963730 was found accord ing to county records to belong to S A Newhouse who lives near Spring Grove Minn Officoals were nttemptlng to get in touch with Mv Newhouse to ascertain whether or not his nuto had been stolen According to word received here three bandits ontered the LaCrosse bank and boldly took the money Then they fled in an auto IOWA WEATHER Cloudy rain or snow begin ning lato tonight or Sunday in tho rust nnd south portions Somewhat warmer In tho east portion tonight Colder In the extreme west portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figure for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 43 Above Minimum in Night 25 Above At 8 A M Saturday 30 Above Trace of Snow The first full calendar week In January is ending with the aston ishing record of no temperature lower than 18 above zero Fridays maximum came within 2 degrees of the high mark established on the afternoon of Jan 2 when a reading of 44 degrees is shown Friday nights minimum is higher than any previously recorded this month WEEKS FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 10 Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday Jan 12 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Mostly fair and somewhat colder during much of the week preceded by rains over southern portion ;