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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 22, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home ili FIVE CBNTS PbR COFY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO J 90 Cant Stop Barbarians Old Guard Troubled By Influx of New Ideas By CHAKLES P STEWART JVUASHINGTON Jan G 1 O P old guard in the United States senate is in the fix of an an cient civilization in process of be ing overrun bl barbarians The barbarians pile in in waves The civilized folk repulse the first one but more follow getting pro gressively uglier Presently the barbarians gain a few footholds gradually consolidate and extend them They also mingle with the original population thus undermin ing its culture further Finally ar rives a dismal period during which a handful of the uncontaminated inhabitants simply hang on yby their eyelids slipping i just prior to extermination A WAY back in the late ISOOs the senate stand patters repulsed barbarians as Sockless Jerry Simpson Frank Pcttigrew and fonathan P Dolliver saw consider ble good in Albert B Cummins nd absorbed him into their civiliz r ti0n Barbarians didnot look very dan Sjerous then Wave followed wave however jlv By 1924 even the most optimistic vtif the oldtimers realized that Vomettiung had to be done to stem ho lido The method they adopted s the reading of four especi fierce barbarians right out of Kjlr the late Senators j M LaFollette the elder and udwin F Land and the still surviv Senators Lynn J Frazier and W Brookhart IE idea in reading a senator out of the majority party is that he ises his majority rights to com Iwiittee assignments is a much more serious mat than outsiders probably realize r A good committee assignment is 10 of honor to a senator for I jlie of them still rfiore so The higher he is toward head t a committee the more f Influence he the chair hJ maximum amount of it jls also a choice ofcommittees griant ones and others pot sot lifrj the rnajority partys of a committee have more tosaj than the minority partys j Still even the minority of first class eommittces are jealous of their positions NOW a senators claim to the com mittee posts he wants is sup Hi posed to depend on his rating in or delof seniority so that a senator 1 of long standing as the elder La I Follette was was in a position to 1 provide pretty well for himself in urn In 1jiurc 1 Ciiluinu IOWA COLDEST PLACE IN U S tt i Fort Dadge Man Pleaded Guilty to Manslaughter Charge WEBSTER CITY Jan 22 John Hoyer 28 Fort Dodge was sentenced today to eight years in the Anzimosa reformatory on a plea of guilty to manslaughter in connec tion with the death Sunday of Wen dell Goodrich 13 of Highview in an automobile accident Charges of larceny of an automo bile filed against Hoyer in Webster county were dismissed He will be token to Anamosa tovorrow Hoyer was arrested at Fort Dodge Sunday as the driver of an alleged stolen automobile which crashed in to the car in which Goodrich and his brother Lyle were ridingLyle Goodrich is recovering from in juries Hoyer is married and has two children AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen John makes out hes boss in his family but you notice hes lookin hungry as a she wolf ever since Emmie Lou went on a diet CONVEYANCE IS DRIVEN IN PATH OF FAST TRAIN Bodies of Ohio Pupils Scattered Along Right ofWay CLEVELAND Jan 22 worst railroad crossing accident in Ohio in a year today killed nine small children and the driver of the bus in which they were ridng at Sheldon road near Berea Ohio 15 miles from Cleveland Oric other child was seriously injured Rushing toward Chicago 45 miles an hour a New York Central mail train struck the bus squarely in the middle Wreckage and bodies were strewn along the tracks for SCO feet before the train could be stopped The bus driver had halted at the edge of the crossing and waited for a freight train to pass A moment later he drove into the path of ttifc mail train There was a crash a grinding of ripping metal and wood and then the screams of dying and injured children The dead Don Taylor driver William Davidson 10 Rita Zelin slci 9 Vcrnon Davidson 7 Evelyn Kaltenback 7 Jacob Walters 12 Juanita Walters his sister 9 Dor pthy yJhcentZelenski 6 WilliamEastorik 10 The identifiedinjured Ethel Davidson 10 She has a chance to live Hit Squarely in Middle The train bound for Chicago hit the bus squarely in the middle nearly demolishing it and scattered bodies and wreckage several hun dred feet down the track As quick ly as the train could be stopped the crew and others aboard jumped off and gave the surviving children all possible aid Trucks aud automobiles were commandeered and took the injured lo Berea hospital and the dead to two morgues Cause of the tragedy was unde termined The crossing was consid ered dangerous because there were four tracks but the weather was bright and visibility was good The scene of the accident was in a sparsely settled section where a long straight level rightofway gives the trains a chance to make high speed Eight students at Berea high school had left the bus at their school just a few minutes before the vehicle was struck All Grade Pupils All of the children who were killed had been students in from the first to the sixth grades at the Brook Park school in a Cleveland suburb After the bodies of the dead and injured were picked up the train crew unable to do more cleared the track of wreckage and resumed the trip The bus driver apparently not seeing the train is said to have slowed or stopped near the crossing and then drove on to the tracks An instant later there was a crash a grinding and ripping of metal and wood mingled with the screams of dying children Rescuers gathered up the man gled bodies and started those who Turn o Piiue Column 3 Train HitiTrfus Nine School Children Killed CORALVILLE HAS LOW READING OF 38 BELOW ZERO Train Kills Ionia Farmer NEW AUBURN WARDEN BANDITS HOLD UPMOTORMAN Masked Men Get From Operator in Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 22 Two masked bandits held up E J Carey streetcar motorman as he was reversing his trolley last mid night and robbed him of in cash and tokens While one bandit pokeda gun against Careys ribs forcing him off the car the other robbed the money changer They fled In an au tomobile A half hour later two men an swering the description of the ban dits attempted to hold up R R Thompson operator of another trol ley car but he refused toatop By Associated Press Capt John L Hoffman is the newwarden of the state prison at Auburn N Y He succeeds Edgar S Jennings Demands of Paris Worry Conference LONDCvN Jan 22 five power naval conference turned boldly and directly today to some of the most troublesome problems on its pathway to success The days recess between yester days convening session and tomor rows resumption in committee was formality only Far from mark ing time the delegations determined to profit by amity and harmony ap parent at the opening session in solving their political and technical problems France inevitably was the center of the picture It was from Paris one of the most trouble laden pro nouncements of the preconference exchanges emanated It was Paris which was most concerned over the Italian demand for FrancoItalian naval parity Today it was Andre Tardieu French premier who stood most conspiculously in the thick of the first earnest effort to steer the conference away from danger No Conclusions Thus far at least the discussions have appeared to be largely advis ory without any attempt to reach conclusions The French delegation continued to assure their colleagues of willingness to make every reason able concession to maintain har mony They reasserted that certain primary French expectations must be met and France accorded a proper place among the naval pow Tiirn fo Page 5 Column 2 BODY MANGLED BY LOCOMOTIVE John Rose 26 Struck While Walking on Track No Inquest Planned NEW HAMPTON Jan No Inquest will foe held on the death of John Itosc 556 who killed by a train at Ionia yesterday according to county officials there The accident lias been termed by the county cor oner as purely accidental IONIA Jan of a hu man body believed to be that of John Rose 26 who had been work ing with his brother on a farm near here were found at intervals along a stretch of about one mile of Milwaukee track three miles west of here yesterday at about by section men Two neighbors Rufus Tonto and Earl Hickok a little later discov ered the tragedy wlieu they found a mans overshoe on the crossing two miles west of town A tew paces down the track they noticed part of a mans body and then dis covered the remainder Officials Are Called Rose is believed to have been struck by train Ni 61 as he waa walking down the tracks from Ionia to his brothers home one anc Three Banks Owned by Centerville Man Forced to Close Doors CENTERVILLE Jan 22 T Three banks owned by William S Bradley closed their doors this morning with total liabilities re ported at 5800000 They are the South Side bank of Centerville the Security State Savings bank at Pro mise City both state banks and the Bradley bank of Mystic a private concern Bradley said this morning he had placed all his other property at the disposal of the institutions and he believed the amount would be suffi cient to liquidate all debts and pay depositors in full Frozen assets and depleted re serves were given as the cause Shotguns Halt Mob Seeking Filipinos WATSONVILLE Cal Jan 22 Sotguns fired at a group of charg ing men saved Filipinos from posai ble violence at Palm Beach a resor near here late last night The attack climaxed several days of growing tension here originating when white girls were taken as dancing partners to a Filipino Beach social club at Pain had attended a dance The first ink ling that railroad officials had of the accident was experienced when a mans cap was found hanging on the cowcatcher of the engine in the Mason City yards The sheriff and county coroner of Chickasaw county were called both by railroad officials and the neighbors who had discovered the Turn to Page S Column 1 Wife of WJ Bryan Is Dead in Hollywood HOLLYWOOD Cal Jan 22 P were being com pleted today for the removal to Washington D C of the bodyof Mrs Mary Baird Bryan 69 widow of William Jennings Bryan for burial beside her famous husband in Arlington National cemetery Mrs Bryan died here last night at the home of her daughter Mrs Grace Bryan Hargrcaves wife of a Beverly Hills Cal banker She had been suffering from arthritis for about 12 years but her condition was not considered serious until her return here three months ago from Miami Fla where she had visited another daughter Mrs Ruth Bryan Owen member of congress from Florida With Mrs Bryan when death came were her daughter Mrs Har greaves aud a son William Jsn nings Bryan Jr Los Angeles at torney aud their families An nouncement of plans for the burial was made following the receipt of word from Mrs Owen in Washing ton with whom Mrs Bryan made her homo most of the time since the death of her husband in 1925 Mrs Bryan who before lier mar riage on Oct 8 1884 was Mary REVEAL EFFORT TO TAKE LIFE OF PROSECUTOR States Attorney Shot at for Activities Against Ring rVKICAGO Jan 22 frus trated attempt to bomb Assist ant States Attorney Edward Mark ham followed by an unsuccessful gun attack upon him was revealed today The motive was attributed to the warfare upon an alcohol ring in the suburb of Melrose Park The attack upon Markham has been kept secret several clays but when word of it got about yester day the assistant states attorney filled in the details The barking of his dog at the rear of his home about 130 oclock the morning of Jan 16 took Mark ham to the yard on the run Feared For Son Of course I have received sev eral threats said Markham who has been active in the state and fed eral drive against Melrose Park distillers And I feared my 11 year old son was being kidnaped As I reached the yard two men ran from the garage The dog grabbed one The other fired point Turn to Pago 5 Column G U STORM CENTER cently had completed writing a biography of her husband which had been begun as an autobiography by the commoner Besides her children Mrs Bryan is survived by three grandsons children of William Jennings Bryan Jr two granddaughters and two grandsons children of Mrs Har greaves and two granddaughters and two grandsons children of Mrs Owen Just Like Democratic Convention Says Rogers 4 DEPARTMENTS GET INCREASES Greater Outlays Allowed for Justice Branch for Enforcement WASHINGTON Jan 22 creased provisions were made for the growing functions of four im portant government departments state justice commerce and in the annual supply bill for the fiscal year 1931 totaling 286 reported today to the house by its appropriations committee Greater outlays were allowed for penal institutions and law enforce ment under the justice department for regulating immigration under the labor department for aviation facilities of the commerce depart ment and for improvement of the foreign service of the state depart ment Altho the total of the bill shows an increase of only over the appropriations for the current year the extraordinary outlay of for the taking of the cen sus by the commerce department as compared to the ap propriated for the same purpose for the current year reflects a reduc tion in the grand total forthe de partment of 510503000 which is more apparent than real Long Time Mayor of Omaha Former Cowboy Succumbs EXCELSIOR SPRINGS MO Jan 22 Dahlman per ennial mayor of Omaha who left the life of a cowboy for that of a politician today was embarked on the long trail The aged cam paigner 73 years old died in a ho tel here last night following a stroke of apoplexy Monday Daulman whose name appeared on the ballots as James C Dahl man but who wasbetter known as in the town whose govern ment he has headed with but one intermission since was here to rest and prepare for a new cam paijrn Humorist Says Hes Proud of Yanks at Naval Conference By WIIX ROGERS LONDON Jan the whole thing was nothing but a democratic convention With a silk nat on the king made the best speech then showed his real n t e 1 ligence by leaving when speaking He was facing the Amer when delegation he went Dor an May Quit Post Report Says out He happened to think so he sent four men WILL ROGERS back and they carried the gold throne chair out That will go on record as the first lack of confidence shown Either that or it was a fore closure I was proud of our gang Only one of them spoke Stimson wag the next best speech to the kings There was eight speeches for England anc one for America What we want is parity in speeches and limitation of oratory We stood during one speech sat thru eight and slept thru 12 three solid hours of compliments and not a single row boat sunk AH Englands colonies made speeches declaringtheir allegiance to their crown After it was over Joe Rob inson told me he come pretty near getting up and declaring the great commonwealth of Arkansas stood steadfastly behind whatever Amer ica did Oh yes Dawes was late and missed the kings speech He thot Turn fo 1ngc 5 Column li Parole Recommended for Dr Frederick Cook LEAVENWORTH Kans Jan 22 Leavenworth Times today says a parole haa been recnm mened for Dr Frederick A Cook Arctic explorer and oil promoter who is serving a sentence of 14 years nine months in the federal prison here for using the mail to defraud Members of the parole board would not confirm the report but it is known that no opposition was offered to Dr Cooks release By RICHARD L TURNER Associated 1rcss Stuff Writer WASHINGTON Jan 22 From the swirling cross cur rents of the capitals dry law con troversy there emerged today a re port that Prohibition Commissioner James M Doran will retire from the government service when the en forcement unit of which he is the chief is transferred from the treas ury to the justice department Doran declined to discuss the ru mor and Assistant Secretary Low man in charge of prohibition said the commissioners resignation had not been submitted but he added he had been told that several large concerns dealing in industrial al cohol ha4 made extremely attractive offers for Dorans services Mellon May Testify Meanwhile congress went act ively forward with its plans for en acting into law the recommenda tions of President Hoover and the law enforcement commission for strengthening the administration of the antiliquor statutes A commit tee session today with Secretary Mellon Commissioner Doran and possibly Attorney General Mitchell as witnesses is to be followed this week by several more all dealing with the legislation requested by Mr Hoover Todays meeting was called y Chairman Williamson of the expen ditures committee in connection with his bill to transfer the prohi bition unit to the justice depart ment The King subcommittee of the senate judiciary committee will consider a similar measure this Tiiin to Column I FREIGHT GARS LEAVE TRACKS No Injuries Result in Wreck on Great Western in Fredericksburg FREDERICKSBURG Jan Fifteen freight cars jumped the track here yesterday for some un known reason and tied up traffic on the Great Western line thru here for approximately half a day No injuries resulted to any of the train crew or members of a section crew who witnessed the wreck The train a thru freight had reached the edge of the local yards when the accident happened All 10 box cara which left thn track were damaged Ottumwa Reports 35 Mason City 3 1 Warm er Wednesday Night IS lan 22 Thermometers litre recorded n record breaking low tempera ture of 38 liclovv The reading wus an officinl government one THE extent to which coldness may concentrate in pockets was evidenced here Tuesday night At the sugar plant north of the city where the governments official thermometers fire situated the in dex in the alcoholic thermometer was carried down to 31 degrees be lowzero the same temperature reg istered at Charles City The GlobeGazette ilso government equipment of ex ictly the same type as that used at the beet sugar plant registered a minimum of 22 degrees 3 degrees lower than a reading of last week Up to this time the two sets of instruments in Mason City havei been checking quite closely with the GlobeGazettes minimum fre quently a degree or two lower thari that at the cooperative station north of the city Mr Larson in charge of the bureau point at Charles City intimated that suchai variance as that evident her morning waa mon even within short ranges of ds 1rof William Ellcry Lcon ird below poet and instructor at the University of Wisconsin Madison has bitterly con demned the action of Dran Scott H Goodnight above for 30 years connected with the school for expelling a student and his fiancee after finding the girl in tlie students room The couple IIUVB since married The deans action jiml ho profes sors criticism have started i Htorm brewing at the institu tion HOWARD CLARK HELD ON BOND Embezzlement Charge Filed Against Former Candidate for Senate DES MOINES Jan 11 ard J Clarlc attorney today was arraigned in municipal court here on a charge oC embezzlement upon in formation furnished by F L Brown of Chicago His hearing waa set for Jan 29 and he was released on bond furnished by himself after entering a plea of not guilty Clark who was a candidate for the republcan nomination for Uni ted States senate in 1926 declared the action is untrue and unwar ranted Brown head of the T L Brown Timber company of Chicago charges that his company obtained a judgment against the 1lorneJohn son company of Oskaloosa In 1928 at which time Clark acted as his attorney He alleges thai Clarlc retained the entire amount of the judgment ob tained 4750 COLDEST IN U S DES MOINBS Jan 22 xvas the coldest region in the United States early today the gov ernment weather bureau here re port and Charles City with 31 de grees below zero was on its records as the coldest spot in the country Thermometer readings of local weather observers in various Iowa Cities however were still lower than this official mark Ottumwa reported 35i below the Ledges State park at Boone 33 below anil Waterloo and Webster City 33 be low Fort Dodge recorded 21 be low Charles D Reed government meteorologist here gave some hope to this morningwitU a pre diction of not so cold for tonight and Thursday He estimated maxi mum temperatures tonight tfit 15 degrees below zero in northeast Iowa 10 below in the northwest por tion and 5 below in the southwest 20 Below at Dulmque Other official readings sent to Reeds office for last night were Dubuque 20 below Des Moines 19 below Davenport IS below Keokuk 36 below and Sioux City and Coun cil Bluffs 10 below Temperatures were rising slightly this morning Webster City and Wa terloo had 30 below at 7 a m while Aluscatine at that hour reported 22 below Ottumwas observation ther mometer however had risen only Turn In THRO f Column 1 SKt Wea Alleged Slayers of Former lowan Are on Way to Face Charges PHOENIX Ariz Jan 22 Mrs Irene Schroeder und Walter Glenn Dngiie in the custody of Pennsylvania officers today were speeding in a chartered Pullman car toward Newcastle Pa where they must face trial on a charge of slay ing Corp Brady Paul of the slate highway patrol At 32M5 a m the prisoners were placed abonrrl n Southern Pacific train at Chandler Ariz where they were taken from Phoenix yesterday immediately after they had waived extradition in a sudden reversal of their plans to fight return to the onstern slate IOWA WEATHER FViir Wednesday night and Thursday Not so cold LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 3 Below Nights Minimum 31 Below At 8 A M Wednesday 20 Below The index in the alcoholic thei mometcr just about sank out of sight Tuesday night at the Ameri can Beet sugar plant Mason City and Charles City had the distinction of being two of the coldest points in the atateboth showing 31 de grees below zero At Sioux City the minimum waa only 8 below but at Ottumwa the mercury touched 35 below and at Boone 33 below was recorded Its a cold January ;