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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1929, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES FINAL VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY fOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 17 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 86 AMMILL REQUESTS TAX BOARD T CRUISER BILL MAY FACE DAYS OF ARGUMENT Swanson Virginia Says It Will Be Peace Measure WASHINGTON Jan 17 all signs fail tho cruiser bill faces In the senate something ot the experience that Boulder dam and the Kellogg treaty have already gono thru at this of debate and controversy before the final vote i The senate had the measure before it today having heard Senator Swan aon democrat Virginia declare that in his belief the bill would in reality be a peace measure since it would serve notice if passed that the United States Intended for her navy to be I equally as strong as that ot Knglana Disarmament Talk The senator from Virginia took the clew that this could cause Great Brit ain to decide that a pact for naval k eouality and a further discussion J1 armament limitation was necessary Supporters of the bill are confident that when the final roll is called it will pass with votes to spare and think the question is whether it can go thru in the form provided by the house when it passed that body at the last session Under those terms IB cruisers of 30000 tons each and one aircraft car rieiof 13800 tons were provided for nt nn estimated cost ot A time limit of three years was set lor the construction Smith Asks Contributions to Democratic Debt Will Rogers NEW YORK Jan vorite sport now of all newspapers and politicians Is picking Mr Hoovers cabinet out for him Anybody that iias ever indorsed a clgaret has been named to be on It I dont care how many oC these write up cabinets y o have been picket on The only one that Is going to draw any salary WILL ROGERS is the one Mr Hoover picks himself He is going to fool you when he picks his All American Ho 13 going to have so many business men on there that he wll make politicians wish they had taken up w ie other lite Yours Copyright 1929 that the time limit of three years for building the ships be removed has caused dlssen sioiT Chairman Hale ot the senate nava committee who has taken tho task o shepherding the bill thru the scnat gauntlet is opposed to Ilie chief ex ecutivcs suggestion May He Left at Mimicnt Other supporters of the bill have lined up behind Hale declaring that if the time limit is removed that it would postpone building tho cruisers Into some Indefinite time in the future 1C changes are made In the bill as pncsecl by the house the proposed mcnsiiro would go Into conference and there is tho fear among tbose who favor It that It might bo caught in te last minute jam ot legislation and left stranded high ami dry SUCCESSOR TO BOOTH WILL BE CHOSEN RUMOR Sister of General Most Prominently Mentioned Is Snow Rain Mixture Reported in Chicago CHICAGO Jan 17 a wcelc ot trending snow that creaked with cold Chicago today sloshed to nvorlc thru slush and a disagreeable grizzle halt rain halt snow Traffic was hampered by moisture that steamed windshields and formed ti fiostcd effect on tho outside glass Streetcar motormen and taxicab chauffeurs drove with windshields flown There were several accidents duo to Ihe poor vision afforded and by the slushgreased streets The tempera ture which had been around zero for several days Tvaa a few degrees below freezing early today Better Bus smessr For an Answer Read PASSED UP A Great New Serial Story tor Readers of GlobeGazette STARTING Friday Jan 18 T Jan 17 was as sumcrt today that the high council of the Salvation army would chosa to morrow a successor to Gen Bramwell Booth who lias boon voted unfit Lo command Foremost among those suggested In army circles for the generalship wove Commander ISvanKellno Bootli his sls who heads the army 111 the United States and led the victorious reform clement and Commissioner Edward I Hlggins ot London the armys chlcfofstaff The generals next move was eag erly awaited there being Indications that It would be to carry the fight for command to the courts The Dally Mail today Quoted lilin as saying I havent much money but I will spend what I have In defending my position Will Not Retire Nothing will induce me to retire from the position I occupy It was and is a sacred trust imposed on mo by my father and it is not for me to lay it down I should be a than a coward a I do eo because there is a bit of rumpus and I wont I will resist by every means in my Tower every attempt to deprive me of my trust Should thematter reach tha court It was assumes that legality of the councils notion would turn on what constituted unfltness Dally Herald that ths in tarpretatton of the word unfltness1 developed considerable heat In the council eesslon Some members of the delegation that visited the general a Southwold were quoted as expressing the opinion that he was mentally un stable Thin widened the breach be twocn thn opposing factions Hint Mental Failure Tho suggestion that tho genera was showingmental fallurn waj Itcnn y resented by members of hi family who supported him and by lilrt other adherents They cited the testimony of doctors on Jan 7 that thoro never had been uny question of mental incapacity and that the gen erals Intellect was unimpaired by Ill ness The general was judged unfit by a vote of 5i lo S after a council session of It hours Every territorial com l manner voter the general unfit ex lecpt his daughter Col Mary Booth The other even opponents of the resolution were Mrs Bramwell Booth Catherine Booth Mrs BoothHnlberg TURN TO PARK I COLUMN 3 STEWART LOSES IN ROCKEFELLER FIGHT REPORT Rumors Denied That John D Cabled From Naples NEW TuRK Jan 17 Her aidTribune says today that accord ing to one of New Yorks outstanding petroleum authorities John D Rocke feller Jr has won his fight to ous Col Robert AV Stewart from th of the Standard OH com any of Indiana It is quite likely the paper says that Rockefeller would tinnounce tha ho had more than 51 per cent I voting proxies some time before th meeting ot the stockholders March i At present it is understood th Uockefcller is assured oC proxies for S to 40 per cent of the oulstanfllhs SWI 540 shares of 525 par value stock held in estates trust funds and banks is well ns by foundations A runup of Standard Oil of Indiana on the curb market gave rise to ru mors in Wall street that Mr Itockc feller haft cabled orders from Naples to buy on the market This was de nied at the Rockefeller offices Oil stock experts pointed out tlint the daily turnover ot Standard IndianaIn tlie market could have no bearing on the battle between MrI Rockefeller and the administration ot tho company for control as it amounts to less than one per cent While Mr Rockefeller will have the largeblocks of stocks held by such interests as tho Harkness Flagler and Rogers estates and of other Standard Oil companies in which ho la the dom inant figure Colonel Stewart 13 ex pected to rally the stock held by em ployes and the 38000 small stockhold ers of tho company John Lee Shot by Housewife HAUGEN LOOKS ON William Jardirie secretary otiRgrlcnltiire laying Iie cprnerslone of thenew 53000000 Rclmlnlstntlon buildingof tlio department of sgrlcal lure Assisting him aro Senator Charlesli McNary jnul Representative Gilbert N HaiiRcn farthest right In Hie picture authors o fthe McNnry Hangen farm relict bill Senator MrNiry is chairman of tho agricul tural committee In tlio nenite imd Mr Haugcn of Northwonn dean ot representatives is head of Hie committee on agriculture in tho lower house Third Ruler of Afghan Is Proclaimed Second King Resigns in Favor of Latest Monarch of Week KABUI Afghanistan Jan 17 King Inayatullah in whose favor Amannllah abdicated a fcvdays ago urrenderea at 10 oclock this morn ng the Kabul citadel to a superior ovce of the rebel Bacha Sakao who vas proclaimed Habibullah Khun anil bus became Afghanistans third mon arch this week Bacho Sakao leader of the rebels and one time waterboy was stated to lave entered the royal palace today The rebel leaders announced that ho Woulfl assume supremo power under the tills ot Habibullah Khan The message said that the abdica tion was conditioned upon a guarantee oi safety for Inayatullah and all mem hera of his household Solons Gather to Witness Signing of Kellogg Pact Coolidge Affixes Name Document in Simple Ceremony Fire Razes Building in Chicago CHICAGO Tnn 17 Tire swept thru tlio unoccupied top floor of a four story building at 1S5 South Wells ptrpet In th loop enrly today Chnrles a fireman was slightly injured when struck a burning timber RUTH FUNERAL RITES SIMPLE Tears Stream Down Face o Babe as He Kneels Be side Coffin BOSTON Jan 17 fun cral services were held today for Mr Helen Woodforcl Ruth wife ot Bab Ruth who died in a lire In Watertow last Friday Ruth sat thru the brief service I silence except when he burst Int sobs Tears streamed down his fa when he entered the small parlor the IVoodford home nnd knelt besli the coffin There were scores of flor tributes The service lasted only 10 minute after which the funeral cortege to tl OII Calvary cemetery at Forest III WASHINGTON Jan 17 the historic east room tho white house senate members gathered this morning to watch the formal signing by President Coolidgo tha Kellogs treaty for the renunciation of war as an instrument ot national policy The ceremony was setfor 10 oclock Thevo were some present who hat said they regarded the treaty as onlj expression of good will but when mo came for President Coolidgo t his pen there wore others wh It that ono more step had been rid tho world of n flame of destruc n that onco begun can only b uenched by No speeches had hcen scheduled an 10 ceremonies arranged wera of th mplest Vicepresident Dawes yesti ly extended to tho senate an Invlt on from tho chief executive for lembers to bo Present at the signing To Follow U S Lead PARIS Jan 17 rat ation of tho Kellogg pact by all 11 ignatories following tha lead of U fnlted States is now expected Vench official circles A bill to that effect will be Intro uced In the French parliament at nco and Is expected to be qulcltly en cted Tho almost unanimous vote of the enato came as an agreeablo surprise French ookecl for greater opposition Tho action of the senate is regarded hero as putting an end to soviet negotiations with Poland for Immediate application of the pact without waiting for ratification by the iourteen original slgners Helps lacarno Inllcv The entrance of tho Kellogy pact Itv to a stronger position thru its ratifica tion In the United States Is looked up on as greatly strengthening the Ia carno policy and tending to facilitate the work of the reparations experts afl well ns nrgotiatlons for evacuation of tho Rhlneland Tho United States It was COM Odd Letters Revealed in Family Tiff Sheriff Cress Investigates Mysterious Welfare Case at Mesevvey Mysterious letters from an unknown source wore tho cause oil a family lunrrci nnd threatened SUM play thai called ShcrifC G K Cress to Mescr vcy Wednesday morning The letters some of them threatening were ad dressed to IaVonne Weaver ngo 15 and tho they were all postmarked at Mcservey purported to come a certain welfare association at St Louts For nearly two years Miss TTeavr has been receiving these letters from the welfare association telling her that Its representatives were looklrp Negro Fired Jpon as He Enters Home Examination of Injuries at Hospital Shows They Are Not Serious Mrs Ethel Davis is al eged to have shot and vounded John Lee Negro with a shot gun following an argument at her home 1517 North Quincy avenue Thursday noon Lee was taken to the Park hospital his condition was said by doc tors not to he serious The charge had entered his jaw Police said Lee and Mrs Davis had had trouble Ias1 fall and it apparently har not been settled Mrs IDavls whose husband Cursor Davis la an employe of tho Uecke packing plant in discussing tho shoot Ing with County Attorney Hoc Thomp son said Leo had tried tl enter the house Tho door waa latched said and lie sought to break thru the screen Sho armed herself with the shotgun and fired thru the screen The charge did not land squarely Rome of It hit Lee In the Jan but It appears to have been a glancing blow Ho turned ami jumped over tho ban nistci of the porch and fled According to the county attorney Lec has served a S months term on 1 charge of assault with Intent to com mil groat bodily Injury on Mrs Davis ilr Thompson and Patrolman Roy Xeary were at tho Davis home Thursday afternoon Interviewing th1 Davis children ana neighbors concern ing the shooting Jfrs Davis was being held at the police station for investigation An XRay of Lees Jaw was taken shortly after noon What it disclose cnuld not lo learned altlio tho doc tors Bald they did not believe he wa seriously Injured Governor to Give Royalty on His Book Continued Activity Is Need ed in Party for Four Years NI3W TORK Jan 17 Smith has asked popular contri butions lo liquidate the 51500000 defi clt incurred by the democratic partj in his unsuccessful campaign for president In a radio address last night Mr Smith deplored tho practice ot hav ins a few rich men meet party deft ells and also urged the need for con tinued activity of the party thruout the four yeara between national elcc INAUGURALTALK ASKS STUDY OF COUNTY SYSTEM Relief From Burden of Taxes Is Desire of Governor A resume of the Inangurnl un dress is on imge 15 D Issues Dog Licenses LAKE MILLS Jan th year 1D2S dog licenses to tho numbc of 1020 wero Issued according t County Auditor David O Skutlc O this number 76 were listed as female lie fee paid for each dog was 10 or males and 300 for females officialdom which ratification but expecltd mented in somo Quarters has given as much impetus to peace movements ns if It were working Inside the league of nations and has shown that action lending for pence even outside of the out for her best Interests The letters advised her that iier stepfather lien ry Proost man whom sho coul trust and that hewould buy her any thing If she would accedo to his vanceB Others Threatened Others of the letters were in th form of a threat and stated that cor tain Individuals had taken steps t have her put in a corrective Instil tion for enme minor offense The 01 gnnizatlon said that It had no desii to see her arrested and if she followe its Instructions she would bo lakcn cars of Tho first letter said that the association made a practice of aid ing girls who were dissatisfied and that it hnd representatives all over the country Tho representatives hd singled her out as a girl who nceilcl ts help Other letters wera of the follow ip type and told tier more specldcal y what she should do They Implied that there was nothing Immoral In what they suggested ns long as It ws tions Governor Contributes He Bali he had agreed to turn over oyalty rights to a boolc of his cam algn speeches to tho national com Attee as his contribution to the party chest Copies of the boon will be ent to each contributor who sent In wo dollars or more toward meeting he deficit An important function ot s minor ty party Mr Smith said was to keep the people informed on what progres was beingmade toward the solution of national problems ns unbiased in formation could not bo hurt from the party In power Wants Headquarters For this purpose lie emphasized tlio need for yeararound headiuartcvo for the democratic national commlt oe where democrats thruout the na tion may Keep In touch with mem of congress and the affairs of he nation A political party that polls nearly 6000000 votes chouM be a tremend ous factor In the politics of the coun ry nntl the strength and force of that Treat body should not be lost by fail ure to maintain an organization which should enable them to make hemselves heard ana felt in tha af fairs of our nation ho salfl Jlr Smith imltted any reference to its own political future Thn subject of his speech was kept secret until lie to speak over TVTCAF and 30 illied stallons ot tire National Broad casting company chain The preat difference in rank wns hown when only six lines werr do otert to a fall from a horso by tho rntlinr of the Prince of K Volf Milwaukee Journal Wea league is feasible and may be potent started A brief service was held the grave Nine year old TJorothy Bulli was Anyway we want the special ses not present at the services nor wasUlon becauw It was part of the specifI Dr Edward H Kinder dentist in TiinesReiHib whose homo Mrs Ttuth lost her life Mean IOWA FORECAST Snow or rain probaWo in east anil central portions Thursday night nnil Friday and in extreme west portions Thursday niRUt Rising temperatures In southeast and colder Jn extreme northwest portions Thursday night Colder Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazelle weather figures tot 21 hour period ending at 3 oclock n m Thursday Highest Wednesday 5 decrees Jxiwest in isht 50 degrees At 8 A f Thursday 14 degrees Trace nf Snow Tho prolonged spell of weather lias been broken was tho first night In a full wtek that wasnt shown n minimum tern peraturo lielow zero Thursday opened cloudy almost dismal and snow was one ot the live possibilities ot tho sit uation done for the best interests of nil con cerned Spelling Was Faulty They praised her stepfather ns n man who would give his last drop of blood for her If she played wilh him All the messages appeared to hnvn bpon written on tho same ma nhlno and wero signed faintly in n TURN TO PAGE COLUMN 1 i Greater Hope Is Shown for General Foch Shows Willingness to Second Efforts in His Behalf BULLETIN PARIS Jan 17 Kochs physicians issued this bulle tin this morning A sUKht Improvement noted lurinjr he last three ilays con tinues Signed DAVENIKUES IIEITZBOYKK PARIS Jan 17 Foch today was holding his own against tho dread Everything that the devoted skill ot the beat physicians and the unre mitting care ot nurses and his family could do was being done to aid him He showed a willingness anrt cheerful ness to second Iho efforts mado in behalf All wlio snw him were touched hy his demeanor Father lAnnde his spiritual adviser spoke of tho soldiers admirable talth and rwlsrmition for whatever miffht come White they held no illusions tho doctors and Iho fam ily felt justified today In having a littlo more hope Strong As nn PATHS Ian 17 Haven leres who lias attended Marshal Focli for the last 10 years was nuotfd by Ihe newspaper Ie Journal today ns saying I The marshal Is strong ns an oakl His pulse In good hellnvo me and little by liltlo his strength Is coming tack No doubt it will tio long but careful convelescencc will rostore to a man yet nlert and young in body nnd in mind Thn marshal retains all his energy It IN with tho voloc ot fi commanding officer each word marked by a briof gestureof his right arm thnl lie answers by anxious paying T am all right quite all right Honlly to see manly look Iil5 expression hardly changed hy his euf ferlngs I miRht say his slnlo doop not Inspire anxiety Perhaps It not However one niust not forgot lhat tho marshal Is 7R that his mnr i TURN TO PAGJC J COLUMN 2 By I 0 KAUTACK Associated Press Staff Writer ES MOINES Jan 17 an inaugural message Gov Jthn Ham mill today advised the Iowa egislatuve to provide the ma chinery for complete reorgan zation of county government and for a modern taxation sys tem that will lift the burden from those now hardest hit The address which marked the entry of HarnmlH into a third term In gubernatorial office waa replete with proposals designed to lighten the tax burden He recommended the creation of n stato taxation board more rigid economy in county government and study by a statft commission ot structure of county government to tho end that further means for tax may bo found Tseed Moilern System What In needed Governor Hanv mill said is a modern system of tax ation especially along the lines ot more efficient administration situation has critical your heat thot It i3cC wise and courageous Calling attention to fact that he present system of assessing pro icrty in Iowa was enacted as early as 853 when land was at low price and orporations virtually were unknown ho governor declared the first lal to a modern taxation system was ho creation of a tax board to take ver tlio functions now performed in hoso matters by tho stato treasurer he auditor of state and the executive ouncil Helpful suggestions on the tax ques Ion wera contained in reports of spe cial tax committees of 1912 and 1913 ho executive asserted lie pointevl out that property ot all classes tu owa now Is being assessed at approxi mately 50 per cent of Its actual marlcet value and from the siUimlpotnt of earnings of property subject to taxa tion tho Inequality of the genera present property tax is even greater Llian that when considered from Dolnt of view ot assessments In rural llstrictf the extreme assessment spread Is from about 10 per cent to 100 per cent of value and in elites and lowns tho spread is even greater Us Bald Agriculture Suffers AKrlcuHuro suffers most under the severe inertualtty and will continue to do so as long tbft general property tax remains tha mainstay of elato and local taxation 1ho governor added Farsighted business men and In dustrialists may recognise that by drylnc up tho agricultural resonrcrs thru unfair taxation they are under mining local bushier prosperity and such men will he onenmlndcd toward proposals for groator equalization A plan to study tho county govern mental unit and make liolpful tions for business will accomplish moro than patchwort tinkeririg session by session of leg islatures Hammlll declared Tho corn miNilon which tho governor hart In mind wnuM composeil by legisla tors officers of the county association ami political economists or tho stnto oduiatlonal institutions and political economists of the state TURN TO VAGF 4 AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn I aint seen Janes nev baby but her relatives al say it takes after Jims folks so I reckon it ain1 much to brag about ;