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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1929, Mason City, Iowa fV VyVli i ic North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRB REPORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 23 1929 VII FINAL EDITION NEWS SUPPLE MEN TAL SERVICE NO 91 CLEAR WAY RUISER BILL k I i HI n SHAKLEE OFFICE FIRE KEPT FROM HOTEL THEATER Firemen Penetrate Deadly Smoke to Reach Flames FIRE In tha offices of Dr F C Shaklee on tho first floor of the Cerro Gordo hotel at about 9 p m Tuesday engaged firemen for more than an hour and at one time appeared to threaten the entire hotel and ad joining theater The blaze was tbot to have been caused by a snort circuit In equipment used In electrical therapy firemen said When firemen arrived tbe entire second floor of tho hotel appeared to be on fire Smoke was rolling otit from underneath the roof ot tho porch in front of the building and the lobby was packed with people carrying grips and ready to vacate tho structurval a moments notice Fireman found the position of thefire in the room at the of the Sliaklee offices Breaking down the door they were driven back by tho acrid smoke from moving pic ture films which the doctor bad in iis office Crawled o Knees It was necessary for tlie firemen to crawl on their hands and knee to keep from teeonilnR suffocated by the smoke They crawled thru a loncliall from tbe front office and finally lo cated the fire In a back room whtre the electrical equipment wan kept Heat from the burning celluloid ot the moving picture films made It nearly Impossible for the men to work in tha buUdlns Ae soon as water was turned firev Former Aredale Boy Shot by Nicaraguan Outlaws WM Packed In the Cecil theater next door the second performance of the Klks Min strel show was in progress A few persons In the packed bouse had cot word from the outside of the fire next door and began to talk ot it amcns themselves The loss resulting from the fire had not been estimated Wednesday morn Ingbut it was thot that it would run high because of the medical ment that was destroyed eniiin Move on Foot to Change Constitution of Poland TVARSAVr Ian 21 diet today passed a resolution to amend tbe Polish constitution but nono of the various plana which were offered had a majority sufficient to obtain adoption The snvcrnmental party wants a constitution somewhat on the lines ot thab ot the United States the radicals prefer government according to tiie French system Friction between different factions tn the diet seemed likely to prolong the settlement for months IOWA FORECAST Partly cTourty in north pnrlinns in south portions Wed nesdny night nnl Thursday Snow In southwest portiniw Wednesday night and in ihe south ixirtions Tliursilay Continued cold dny nfelit Not quite so col it Tliiirsrfay aftcmoon LOCAL STATISTICS Globe Gazette figures for t period ending at S oclock ft mt AVednesGny UlRiiest Tiiesilnjr 2S Ahnre Lowest In Night 35 Ttelnw At 8 A St 3J ISelow Snoivfnll Z Indies Ircclpltafioii 31 of an Inch lie who expects prolonged balmlncss for January la doomed to disappoint ment Tuesday was a notable example of this truism After the mercury had swelled clear up to within 4 degrees of melting a northwest wind carry ing a parce of snow came along and pushed the temperature clear down to 15 below range of 43 within a dozen hours Altho there was much blowing of snow Xarth Iowa was spared a terrific blizzard thru the fact that there was not sufficient snow The wind was there so was the coldnesR Will Rogers NEW YORK Jan got one distinction I was tha original Morrow for secretary ot state man It will be offered to him Hope he takes It He Is a great fellow Our p re sent friendly r e 1 a tions with Mex ico are due to nothing in tho world but tho sheer personality of that man A trained diplomat would never have adopted his plan and It was the only one that would have WILL ROGERS worked It would haVe been mighty easy lo spni tilings down there Your WILT P S California bad rain You Rive us plenty ot moisture in the around and Florida can have all yoinHoovers Morrows Works Strlbllngs and Dempseya Copyright 1329 NORTHCOTT ILL JUDGE ORDERS OF Murder Defendant May Be Forced to ReHire Attorney pIVKKSIDB Cal Jan 33 parently suffering from an attack ot melancholia in addition to his phy sicial ills Gordon Stewart Xordicoit accused stayer at three boys spent a restless night In the detention ward of Hie Hiverslde county hospital last night he young Canadian who for more than a iveck lias been attempting to act as hia own attorney in hia tria granted a continuance yesterday until tomorrow ThQ continuance was ranted atteiDr H L Ratliff had lestlfied Hint Northcott was auftering from laryngitis and conjunctivitis Northcott spent a large Dart oC lat night in teirs Jiis guards reported which appeared to Increase the Inflam mation of his already badly swollen oyea The young Canadian between sobs indicated that he despaired Ills own ability to fifiht the chaws iuccessfully He complained that he was lonely and that he wanted help David SoUol LOS Angeles attorney who was associated with tha deCensa iirly in the trial and who withdrew two days before Nortlicott dismissed iie rest oC his lawyers and elected to hinio Ms own affairs affamst the afl vice of Judge George R Freeman vis Northcott in his ward last night SoUol at the conclusion oC a Ions ip ioTvlew announced Hint he would pell lion Judge Freeman tomorrow to per mit him to reenter the case as Xorth cotts attorney Sokol said he consid ered Jfurtlieolt lioth physically and nentally incompetent to carry on the fight Marshal Focli Better PARIS Jan 23 Fer dinand Foch passed a good night it was learned when hU three physicians vialtod their patient this morning Mo communique was Issued today New Cold Snap Hits Middle West NO CHANGES ARE EXPECTED UNTIL FRIDAY REPORT Auto Traffic Is Paralyzed by Blizzard Roads Being Opened by Plows in CeiTo Gordo and Other Counties A SNOWSTORM that approach ed the characteristics ot an old time bliz zard struck North Iowa Tuesday eve ning practically stopping highway traffic and delaying trains The ther mometer sank to 15 degrees below zero The fine powdery snow fanned Its way into mechanism ot automobiles and caused many of them to be stalled on the highways Comparatively few persons however ventured out es pecially later in the evening when liossibiltty of snow obstructions loomed a vivid possibility Plows Out Early Snowplows were out early Weflnes day morning in Cerro Gordo county One truck plow went from Mason City to Clear and then started down tlie road to Nora Springs Few large drifts were encountered Similar efforts to open up obstruc tions were helng mado in adjoining counties Word at the office of Ray mond Zack district engineer ot tha Iowa State Highway commission was tothe effect that highways in Winne jTO cpuntyjwere Oar was at wbrl clwirlny Sway somewhatilarge drifts on JVo 25 from Garner to Forest City The highway office liad not heard from tha eastern section of the dis trict It ia practically certain how ever that the main highways are be ing opened up Busses Not Running Ivo busses were running In or out Mason City Wednesday morninjf Several drivers were expecting to start out at noon if reports of road opening crews wero favorable at that time One driver who became snow bound at Garner Tuesday night suc ceeded In plowing his way to JIason City Wednesday forenoon Ha re ported the road passable from Garner A freight train stuck on the M and St TJ railroad between Mason City and Hampton made it necessary for local passenger number 9 duo in Mason City at 0 p m to tie up tit Hampton and spend tho night there As Mason City Is the terminal for this train it left Hampton Wednesday at a rn hound for Peorii II Its other terminal without coming to Mason City Hall which was to have been dispatched over this train was sent to Hampton over tho Hock Island which altho duo here from St Paul at 9 oclock Tuesday evening did TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 4 Two Dry Agents on Trial for Slaying of Suspect FACE CHARGE OF FAYETTE MURDER Grand Jury Indicts Three Oelwein Mexicans for Rameda Killing WEST UNION Jan Valle Mamie Ixjpex arc Ieilro Ra mos ail Mexican residents of od weln were named Jointly for first degree murder In an indictment re turned here by the grand jury The case grows out of the killing of Ma tilla Rameda at Oelwein Dec 9 STATE WATCHES SENATE ACTION ON APPOINTEES Jobs of Andrew Albert May be Affected by Legislation KCLMJTIN DES MOINES Inn 2 The state senate meeting in execu tive session today confirmed the appointments of L A Andrew as slate superintendent of banking C M Huberts as member of the state bourd of control W B Al berts as stale game warden and J If Heiulerson as commerce counsel for the state boanl of rail road commissioners By I C IiARTACK Associated rress Staff Writer BS MOINES Jan 23 latlve today centered in action by the state senate on eonllr mation of three rcapp ointments to of fice submitted by Governor Hammlll and another appointment by the state board of railroad commissioners Topping the list of gubernatorial appointees was L A Andrew of Ot tunuva state superintendent of hank ing The other appointees were W K Albert of Lansinsr state game warden and C M Roberto democrat Inde pendence ne member of the state board of control who had ap pointed during the interim oC legisla tive sessions Tho rail board sent the name ot T H Henderson up for confirmation as commerce counsel Henderson was ap lolnted ti bis former position by the oard nearly a year ago to succeed Iwlght N Lewis resigned Interest Centers on Andrew Action to confirm the appointment C Andrew and Albert attracted consi derable attention because pending or proposed legislation affecting their jositions thru creation of a new bank ng hoard which would name the su perintendent oE hanking and his prin cipal aides and the change of the fish and game department from one man control to control by a commission to bo appointed by tho legislature A bill to creato a banking board ot 5 members was introduced yesterday n the senate by Senator C A Benson oC Clayton county The fish and game commission hill sponsored by the I Iowa chapter Iaak Walton league j in tho process of drafting Tho terms of the gubernatorial ap pointees submitted to the senate yes TURN7 TO PAGE 1 COLUMN 3 Coastguards Shoot Elks Sec retary Who Fails to Heed Halt Order ELMlnA TJ T Jan 23 Two coastguardsmen Boatswain Frank Beck and Glen Jennings went on trial hero today charged with man slaughter In the fatal shooting May C of Jacob D Hanson secretary oE Nia gara Falls lodge ot Elks The outcome of the trial Is regarded as of farreaching importance to prohi bition enforcement Hanson was fatally shot on Lewis ton Hill near Niagara Falls after lie s said to have failed to heed a com mand to halt given by Chris Dew member of n coastguard patrol de tachment on watcli for DOOtleKBers Hanson It is alleged mistook the guardsman for a bandit and drove on He was shot farther down tlie road by Jennings who fired several shots at the fleeting car Dew was not Indicted but Jennings and Beck were the latter because he ordered his men to shoot anyone fail ing to halt at command It Is alleged Rod and Reel McBride Expects to Keep His Positions in League Coolidge Believes Radio Group Ought to Be Given More Time WASHINGTON Jan 23 he is not pressing for rrullo legislation at this session President Coolidse believes It misUt be well to oxtenrl tho administrative functions or the radio commission for an additional year DeniesReports He Will Be Supplanted as Legisla tive Delegate DES MOINES Jan S3 Scatt McBrldo general superintendent and legislative representative of the Anti Saloon league expects to retain Ills positions despite reports that Edwin C Dinwlddie of Washington had been ssestetl for the lesrislatlvft post McBride who was here yesterday state meeting oC tlie organiza tion minimized friction In the league over the additional prohi bition appropriation adopted by the senate There Is no in the league he said Several men have been misquoted I am sure He declared that he and Bishop Thomas Nicholson of Detroit agree on the Increased tund over which they had been reported at variance ex cept that McBrido believes it must come from the budget rr A n Brigres director and su perintendent ot tho leagues Califor nia division who was quoted in Wash ington dispatches as urging Din wlddies selection as legislative repre sentative Is regarded by McBrido aa one of hig best friends and coworkers tha latter said Dr John Z Jjlllmitn ot IndcVinola was reelected president of tlie Towa division and B P McNatight was re named stnte superintendent I FAST FLORIDA TRAIN WRECKED Two Trainmen Killed Others Injured as Passenger Hits Freight MOUNDS 111 Jan 23 trainmen were killed two were In jured and an undetermined number of passengers suffered injuries last night when the Florldan fast Illinois Central passenger train from Chicago tr Florida crashed Into a freight train ono mile south of Mounds The dead Ten Wellington SO FKliimli Ky engineer on the fmglil train and Milton Johnson Negro brakcmnn on tho freight train also ot Iaducah Hoover Time PresidentElect Settled in Penney Estate After Reception MIAMI BEACH1 Fla Tan 23 V day of rest in preparation for long1 lours with a rod and reel among tho rlda Iceys had been arranged for rrsidcntKJect Hoover today Settled at the J C Penney estate n Belle Isle in Biscayne hav after ttjeir train ride from Washington and the strenuous reception by some 75 000 persons on their arrival Jn Miami Mr and Mrs Hoover looked forward to a months diversion before their re turn to the national capital Mr Hoover indicated ho would de vote himself more to relaxation and rest than to consideration oc problems that will face him after his assump Uon of office No plans have been made hut it ap peared that Mr and Mrs Hoover would make a short tour of the West Indies before their return north Deep sea fishing In the Amltle or the Palsy was a pleasing prospect for the presidentelect who was pre sented on ills arrival yesterday with two angling outfits The arrival of the Hoover train in Miami was the signal for a celebra tion Crowds thronged the thorofares and Hoovers automobile passed between almost a continuous Hne of Bandits Kill 2 Others of U S Forces First Word of Yankee Cas ualties Brot by Mes senger COURT UPHOLDS BANKERS LIFE Company Has Right to Change to Old Line Firm Rule DES JrOINES Jan 23 a 5 to 2 decision tho Iowa supreme court today upheld the risht ot the Bankers Life company oC Des Moines to change from an assessment com pany to an old lino or level premium company and ruled that it hag the rijjht to ralgc Its assessment rates The court declared the act of the Iowa legislature authorizing the change In the policy of the company was legal It found that all nets done by tno company subsequent to tho change has been accomplished In ac cordance with a legislative act Tho decision further hell that there was no showing of misconduct or Il legality in conducting the business ot the company subsequent to its becom ing in old lino company Under this point tho court held there was no diversion of lumls of the assessment pollcyholders in the promotion of the Vessels Send S 0 S as Storm Rages Over Atlantic CHICAGO Jan 22 atmos pheric disturbances one in east era Kansas and the other in the Rocky Mountain plateau region to day had pointed midwestern tempera tures toward zero and below Gales whipped Lake Michigan Ico covered pavements nml optn roads and in several states there was promise oC more snow The renewed cold snap which the weather bureau said would be severe came as tho trailer of rain and wann ing winds which had left streets sidewalks and fields soaked With the temperature drop the wat er froze coating most of the middle west with ice Try Aids to Traffic Chicago whose streets already slippery with snow that fell during the Christmas holidays was reaortlitg to sand and ashesto nmko foot and motor traffic less Streets rinks for cliildren1 inny purls of the city The Black Hills of South Dakota tfre experiencing the worst weather of the winter a record low oC 14 be ow ziero being reported there There was only a moderate snov fall but It was whipped by a billng northwest wind tlmt piled high drifts and de layed traffic WhistlingTvindF snow laden swept over North Dakota and Minnesota Below zero temperatures prevailed and some schools were closed when highways were blocked by the snow Power lines and telephone and tele graph wires wero broken in several parts of AVIsconsin In the northern part of that state roads just opened to traffic after last weeks storms again became Impassable MillWest Rivers Rfee Rivera were rising In some parts of the territory The Illinois river at Pcorlo last night had rteen one foot from the reading of 155 only 4S hours before Agents of the state high way department patrolled the roads in that part of the state watching bridges and keeping roads open as far as possible The high winds that raged daring the night dftl considerable damage In TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 5 APPROPRIATION WILL SOON BE OFF CALENDAR Senate Passes 24 Million Liquor Enforcement Fund FATHER HELD FOR 2 DEATHS Parent Couldnt Stand to See Daughters Suffer for Want of Things MUXFORDVILTJ3 Ky Jan S3 father who attacked his two little daughters with a hammer yester day fatally wounding them because I could not stand to seo them sufltr for want or things Is in jail hero to day having surrendered to oftlcers Immediately afterward The father Aylett Bowline 51 Wis hysterical after the attack and was fn the care of a physician lit the jail BULLETIN WASHINGTON Jan 33 Marine corps lieailquartors today wero without details of he fight between marines and Nicaraguan oufliws Monday Private Everett A Rector ono of the three marines was born In 1007 at Arcilale Iowa He enlisted In 1925 Irani DCS Mnlnca and his nearest relative ns his mother Mrs iaiira J Hector ot Sage Mont nfANAGUA Nicaragua Tan II IF 1 advices from northern state that three marines of patrol of seven which clashed with outlaws northeast of Tali In the de partmenL of Jinotcga on Monday were killed were Privates leveret A Rector Dos Iowa whose death had previously been reported Rastus Collins Lyons Ga an George T Omvill Miami Fla Urot by Messenger Vlrst word of Rectors death wa brot to marine headquarters by a mes senger yesterday while additional ad vices received today told ot the death of the other two Only meager details have been re solved J Steps toward declaring martial aj In tlie northern department are being ZUi authorities volunteers for service In the region H goingon rapid w ASHJXGGTON Jan 23 strove today to clear legislative docks tor its longpoatponfed consideration of tho naval construc tion bill Tho first deficiency appropriation bill tbe only ono merumre standing i the way ot President Coolidgos last dmlnistratton proposal 15 cruln rono aircraft carrier program was efore tho senate again today but poedy action on the fiscal legislation caa ruled by ita leaders with the hope if completing tt before adjournment Meanwhile tbe house was somewhat jecalmed In the doldrums of debate on he annual District of Columbia BUP ly measure which provides funds for he administration ot AVashi neons local government The highlight on that aide of capitoi was provided in the tariff re vision hearings of the ways and committee which commend con sideration of the important tobacco schedule taken by the and the training of KNOWN IN AREDALE AIREDALE Tan Rec or U S marine who was Wod In Nicaragua fighting by outlaws Mon lay Is well remembered here The boy was born in Arednle nnd lived icre for thefirst 14 years of his lift iftH which moved to Dos Maines from plnco ho rnlislfid Hector attended tlio schools of Arc dale up until the time his family moved An uncle of tho soldier A B Roc tor Is now a resident of this city The Iwys father and a sister nre residing n DuluLh Minn whilo his mother is llvln in Snge Mont It la recalled that he enlisted in the marine corps nt tho Ds Moines re cruiting station nliont two years ago Davenport Named as Clearing House for Al Capones Liquor CHICAGO Jan U3 federal and jury yesterday heard tlie names of Davenport Iowa and Soarfarc 1 Al Co pone Chtcfljjp beer and pans leader linked as being1 connected with a ring of distillers revealed by federal ralds In IaSallo and Peru 111 Witnesses were reporting1 ns declar ingthat Capone bought most of the output for his ChicagoIkiuor trade Davenport was named as tho clear ing house for theproducts liquor hoingr shipped tliere from LaSalle and then to Capone lenlers Rill The troublesome prohibition enforce ment increase which had consumed nearly four sessions of debate settled yesterday by tbe senate but another controversial point the hand lingof tnx refunds remained for de ternifnntlon nt todays session fund to UK ministered by he president rrltlcti was Kponsorcrt by Senator Hnrrfs TemocraL nml another for 250000 by Senator Glass democrat to be used for a presidential ry Jnw invoHtfRatfon were adopter ns mendmonts to tho deficiency bill after lengthy session The lax refund phases of the dcfi ency lfll embodied nn item in tho of 7r000000 for rebates of evies which been a controverted olnt In the liouso and an nnkcndnicuc reposed by Senator McKcTTar ctcnio Tennessee to place nil tax re mds In OXCCFS of 10000 under tho iristlEirtinn oC tic board of tax appeals isteaU of tho internal revenue burenu i at present flfiposcd bj Mellon McKotlars proposal opposed by ccretary Tho und for reCunils had been the target TUKN TO VAGK I COLUMN 1 Kins SHU Improving IXJNDON Jan 23 was offi cially stated at Buckingham palaco this morninp that Georges ixss was beingmnlntninod Tt was not ex pec ted tha t any f u rt h r r bu 1 tet i n would be issued before tomorrow night Rockefeller Claims Near Half of Standard Proxies Stockholders Assured Cannot Lose by Change in Management XEW YORK Jan 23 proxies for less than 45 per of the stock delivered associates of John I Rockefeller today were seeking enough moro to oust Col Koh ert W Stewart from bo chairman ship of the Standard Oil company of new company i Indiana In addition the court hold tho as1 The 45 per cent figure became Inv segment pollcyholders hcnucforth lixjitant in iho battle for control of the company when St was pointed out at the Rockefeller offices that about shares of the must carry their own losses The decision affirms that oC tbe Polk county district court which dls J missed the plaintiffs petition A 00 per cent of the sented at the annual meeting March 7 In Whiting Ind In renewing tho fight to clean house In the management of the In diana company associates tit Mr Rockefeller have assured stockholders that their dividends will not lie jeopardized if they throw their lot with the Itockefeller Interests and vote for the removal of Stewart No Chance In Ioliry Thomas Dcbcvoise an associate of Mr Kockcfeller made public letters to stockholders In which lie said thero was nr reason to believe that there i wmjh lm any cbnnqc In be pit lib eral policy of thi nianiiBcment of tho company in connection with divlj SHOOTINGS MARK CHICAGO VOTING Yard Election Brings Gun fire to Aldermans Opponent CHICAGO Jan 23 last night became the harbinger of another Chicago election The shooting took place Jn the thir tyCIrst ward whore Frank Konkowskl an attorney to seeking election as ald erman opposing Stanley AdamUewicz Incumbent Windows of throe establishments wnre shattered by shotariin shjgs fJrcd by three moa cruising thru tho ward Ln an automobile The wove firorl nt the offlcnw of Konkow5ki and into the storos of two of his supportortr Ico impany was expected to bo repre TLKN TO PAGE I COLUMN 3 AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Half of the married wo men never would of done it except to show other women they could ;