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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV F1VB CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 25 1929 UNITED PIIESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS STJPPLEHrENTAL SERVICE NO 93 HEAVY SNOW TIES UP TRAINS a COERCION CLAIM IN PROXY FIGHT BRINGS DENIAL Stewart Lists Reasons for ReElection to Board Hale Expects Cruiser Vote by Saturday V pHICAGO Jan 35 new state ment reciting reasons he thinks entitle him to reelection as chair man ot the board of tho Standard Oil company of Indiana has been mado public by Col Itokcrt IV Stewart The statement catalogs tho prog ress of the company under the prcs ent organization since ISIS reiterates i denials of any personal profit from v tho Continental Trading company deal I which was under senate committee 1 scrutiny and answers several re marks mnde in a letter to stockholders by Thomas M JJobcvolsc one of John Li Rockefeller Jrs lawyers CittS lioards Indorsement T am a candidate for reelection as a director of the Standard Oil com Jiany of Indiana and the question of my candidacy Is to ho determined by a vote of stockholders March 7 Col Stewarts statement said I am eith i or entitled to reelection upon the fee ord of my stewardship ot the intcrisls ot this company for the past ten years or I am not I The board of men who with mo daily and have for the past quarter of a century say that I am honest and loyal to tlie lcst in teresls of tho company There has been a practically unanimous am spontaneous expression from tinraid and file the employes in favor ot my retention as a director Tho intimation form any eourcc that any coercion has been used or practiced to sceurc this verdict from the hands oftny associates is an In Bought No Stock I am desirous of reelection to secure that reelection I have not bought a share of elock for the pur pose oC voting It lit the coining olcc lion nor shall r do KO Practically my entire earnings ot a lifetime arc invested in Standard Oil ot Indiana stock and I have no dividend allegI ance1 The present prosperity ot the com pany the statement said has noi just happened it is the result of loyal earnest work and toil on the part o the entire organisation Mr Debevolse says I am not th founder of tho company Colone Stewart continued but neither is li nor Mr Kockcfelier Jr One thlnp that cannot be denied however is th fact that the present organization tool the Indiana company In 19IS at tha time worth J170000000 and in 1 years without asking one cent from tho stockholders has mniln It into n company worth during which time it paid out more than in cash dividends Didnt Object to Dividends Mr Debevoiso is a fine inun and personally T like him Obviously ho is pnealilnpr for John T3 Rockefeller Jr alone and In his absence I am not insensible to the compliment ha pait mo in EtatinB that the dividend pol icies of tho Standard Oil company of Indiana for the last ten years are objected to by Mr Rockefeller ITe says ho sees no rrason why these policies should not pa contin ued in the future It must be clear that before dividends are paid earn J Ings must be made out ot which to pay them Whai have Mr Debavolse or Mr Rockefeller Jr to Bay in re gard to future earnings They nor either of them have ever visited a re finery or sales station or producing property of tho company nor outside of one or two officem or directors do they know a person tn the entire or ganization Will Rogers NEW YORK Jan dem ocrats are having a tough time finding somebody to give tha 24 000000 dollars Mellon s a y a Dont need it Coolldge says Dont leave it on my doorstep Hoover Bays My charity dis tributing days ave over Dont sic It on to me W h a t they should do with it la take and pay off kob Kenny aril Lehmann O t Bishop Cannon a WILL ROGERS new typewriter and take tho other 22 million and establish an endowment fund to take caro of senators whose politi cal schemes backfiecl Tours CbpyriRlit 192D LINER BATTLES GALES TO AID SHIP IN DISTRESS i I NOTED SENATOR UNDERWOOD IS DEAD AT HOME One Time Legislator Was Stricken With Paralysis WASHINGTON Jan 25 AY Underwood former senator from Alabama and a powerful figure in American political life for 20 died at his liome In Woodlaivii Va today after a long illness A cerebral hemorrhage early in December a stroke oC paralysis two weeks litter from which he rallied and a fatal relapse a few days ago ended his dis tinguished career The death AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa always argues that prayer wont change what is to happen anyway but he dont take no chances when he gets another spell with his back MOVIE DOUBLE DIES IN FALL Girl Parachute Jumper announced son Oscar delwood1 by his V Un Jr a Jan spectacular death of a Washington attor ney Senator Un derwood noted for leadership of demo cratlc his tho Failed to Pull String Belief Above is a photograph of llio S S America captained by George Fried which figured in tlio rescue Tuesday nljrlit of 32 members of tlie crew the S S Moriihr Italian frelchter wreclted and sinking off 300 miles off llio Atlantic const The America with the Florida survivors are proceeding to Now 1ork At tlie left is Captaln Fried Plans Are Begun to Stage Welcome for Ocean Heroes Commissions Whalen in Charge of Arrangements to Greet Re turning Rescuers of Florida Crew in Atlantic WASHINGTONJan 25 George IT rods suggestion that members ot the lifeboat crewoE the steamship America be awarded life saving medals an a result of their rescue at sea of tho crew of the disabled Hteamcr Florida has met with ap proval but before this is done there is necessary routino to be compiled with Captain Fried must formally recommend tho medals for tho men and the applica tions must be accompanied by affidavits describing the rescue In some deliiil The applications and affidavits must be filed will llje coast guard and a board ap pointed by the secretary of the treasury would pass upon them n radio message to tlie Associated Press drew the comment from Roar Admiral BlUard ot the that lie irould be delighted It the recommendations wcro made v Almost simultaneously with Admiral Blllards statement n bill was introduced by Representative Black of Xcvr TorlcY which proponed that congress tender Its thanks to Captain Fried and the members of the Americas crew The proposed measure would also authorize the award of sold medals to Captain Fried and euch members ot the crew as he might designate as having distinguished themselves In the rescue Five thousand dollars would be authorized tor tho purpose OTHER SOLONS BELIEVE WEEK WILL BE NEEDED Brookhart Succeeds m Effort to Change Debate Hour WASHINGTON Jan 25 Altc having luid lie propuseil measure before It for nearly a year tlic Konat lias taken up the cruiser bill in a spli H ttoiit makes its Lsupporlora liopcfu that a final vole is Hearing Chairman Halo oC tho senate nava affairs coinmftlce who s in charge o tho bill wan so optttnistiu today is to jelieve that a final vote would be reach or by Saturday night hut other senate leaders felt that another week will bo necessary to end Die debate Those advocating passage of the meTHUre liave takcn licart at the ab setioo of any Indications of a fili buster but they were mindful oC the admonition of sonic opponents of the hill thru any nttrniut lo rush the leg alatlon thru would not bo tolerated TO Procccrt Slowly Senator Brooknart republican wa one tho mlrtdlo western group of senators opposed to Uio bill ob jected successfully yesterday to tho LAWYER SUCCUMBS 15 parachute in which Ruth Eld and TlooL Gibson PLAN WELCOME party In the houso aucl senate took up his residence at OSMR Woodlawn near he Mount Vernon home of George Vashlngton after ho had decided to otiro from the senate His health ad bceij bad for many months Underwood assumed leadership ot he finny In tlie house of rcpresenta Ives in 1311 The tariff bill passed luring tho Wilson administration bore name and ho was placed in nomi nation for the democratic presidential nomination at several national conven ions Alabama finally placed him in the senate and during his service there je became leader and was one Of the American delegates to the Washing on arms conference and bore a large lart of the burden In tho senate fight o have the treaties drawn up at that conference ratified He retired voluntarily from the fen ate declining to let hfs name go be fore tho voters in 1520 Jumper In n 2000 foot leap from an Tirplane here caused a temporary halt today Jn the production ot a motion picture thriller1 cr ocean flyer screen star were being featured A desperate attempt by Tim Grang er pilot of the plane frum which Miss Lota Wichart 23 jumped to nose dive under her and catch her in the cock pit ot his ship failed apparently by only a few feot o Miss Wlcharl was beltis filmed in a scene which wis to liave shown the heroine leaping to safety from the clutches OC an aerial kidnaper Her husband Floyd Bowman iilone with Miss Elder Gibson and others in the cast saw the girl plunge to her death in a canyon yesterday The victim was making her one hundred fortieth jump She and Bowman who is said to have made 800 parachute Jumps wero married only recently Motion picture executives reports that Miss Wichart had failed to pull the rip cord of her parachute but the reasonshe allea to release the parachute was not definitely deter mined Granger who said the girl ap peared just before she leaped out ot the plane advanced the theory that she had fainted lowan Introduces Bill NEW Jan 25 were forming today for a welcome to Capt George Fried and his crew ot the liner America In keeping with their heroic rescue of 32 men from the sinking freighter Florida The America with tha survivors aboard Is due to reach her berth at Uohoken sometime tomorrow after noon Despite his expressed dtotaste ot public demonstrations It was appar cnt today that admiring fellow towns men will not permit Captain Fried to shun the limelight but will acconl him a civic welcome similar to that given three years ago when he rv cucd the crew of tho British freight p Antinoe in Charge Tentative plans announced by Po lica Commissioner Whalen who is also clialrman of the mayors welcoming committee call for a parade up Broadway from the battery and a re ception ivt city hall Itr Whalen will do down the bay on the city tug Macon meet the Ameri ca and escort her to her pier Captain Fried ChteC Officer Harry Manning who commanded tho lifeboat and the boats crew of eight are to be taken aboard the tup to the battery where a fleet ot automobiles will brins them TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 1 SELECT IOWA GOMMITTEEMEN Griswold Heads Hawkeye Delegation to Aid in Hoo ver Inaugural DES MOINES Jan 25 A Griswold chairman ot the Polk counly republican committee VIHS nnmcd chairman of tho Town commit tec which ivill KO to WasMnglon March T to parLluSpntc in the IToovor Inaugural Other meiulxrs by Gover nor liammUl nro by dtslrlclst request of Senator lliile for an open ins oC lie dicKUssion at 11 oclock rather than tho usual noon hour Brookhart arlvlsed Senator Hale that it would bo better to take ample time in considering tho measure and the committee chairman said ho had no opputltloruto a lull of the bill the flist time since the hill be came the rcsular busfncss hefore tlie senate a full diacnssioit as of liie place the cruiser would in any offuilt of the tilled Slates to advocate further re luctlon of naval artnament le dlHCilssion ccntclLd iVnitul the spnech of Senator Jlorah of Idaho thut there le written nto tho bill a provision for the call ALL MOVEMENT ONHIGHWAYAND RAILPARALYZED Passengers Await Plow Clearing Roads Is Futile Job ALMOST complete tieup ot soiw trains delayed schedules an hora and the paralyzing of highway atfie in North Iowa resulted from hursday nights bllvizflrd Contlmi neo of the wind Friday morning ale tho clearing of the highways an most tutilo effort Several trains no at Mason City cnrly Friday inoni ng wore awaiting the arrival of a lcs iljigsnowplow at noon The M and St I reported that one of its trains wore Uuning a With two fiflisht trains stuck etwecn Rockwell and Sheffield num er 5 northbound passenger due in lason City at a m was torecct o tie up at Hamilton and number 10 southbound local passenger train vliich is made up here to leave 11 shortly after r a m unable I cavo tlie yard here Snow Vlow Moving On the Kock Teland railroad a snow plow was moving southward from Manly to meet two trains maroonwl due to cnpino trouble and snow south ot Mason City No 4H tied up seven miles south oC Afason City wlirn It van low on steum and did not have sufficient energy to burlt the SHOW It wan duo in Mason City at oclock TYfday mornlng and at noon was still await ing the plow Xo 17 on the Kocl Tsland due hero at ocloelc was naJd by railroad WS HART 63 prominent crlml officials to liavebflen ynal becatfsSTSr early FrlcJny morning at Watikon af IV S HART Mr Hart tirmuincnt Xorlli Iowa iTiinliml lawyer died at early IViday morninp after a lin corlnK illnrss of heart diseiisc NOTED LAWYER OF NORTH IOWA WS HART DIES i F o r m e r Representative Succumbs to Heart Disease ter a illness from heart dls to word received here by W T Ilolahan a brotherinlaw Ms cnrror ts 1 hiuycr mil in republican politics in Iowa Mr Ilait buiUlcd a rrPnfation wiiich made liim 1nown thruont the state Ho was known lo many Mason Cltyins having spoken here several timey his last appenrancp having been on Mem orial day in 97 ng nf an iiilcinationnl conference to Ijorn on a farm in Allamakce coun Icstate the law governing the rights of neutrals on the seas during a war Fliminati Time Clause Tho Idaho senator declared that the cruiser bill could bB made a powerful Instrument whcrciiy thb United States might be able to foico a naval disarmament upon the other powers oC the world but to do this he con TURNTO IVGE I COLUMN G Martha McClurc Mount Pleasant Mrs E M AVesncr liur lington C Tiatson French Davenport Mrs J VV Jjickson Clin ton Alfred C Mueller Davenport I1 C Vetter Muscatine Jichy P B lilCH waverly Smith Osagc Mrs C A Knutson Cltmr C 3 Dccorah H V Iloyer Oel wein K Hale Annmosa Yerne Marshall Cedar Rapids T A Moore West Branch Mrs E E Taylor Traer A bevitt Oskaloosa T C Mabry Albla Mrs A P Murphy Ottumwa P Maytag Newton A Griswold Des Molnes Mrs Gordon Elliott DCS TURN TO PAGE 14 COLIJMN 8 tO Tax Clover Producers King Is Recovered rrom IntecUon His Doctor Is Now III Hancock Representative Would Amend Appro priation Measure DES MOINES Jan 25 sentativo F W Nelson ot Story coun ty ivould Increase the fertility of Iowa land by means ot a bill Intro duced In the house tod Tprovidi for a reduction of tlio tax on lands devoted to clover and other legumln oua crops The assessed valuation for land used for this purpose for one or more crop seasons would be fixed at SI an acre The farmer who plants an area be tween two and 30 acres of alfalfa or clover could avail himself of the valuation by making claim to the county auditor before Sept 1 This Nelson believes would stimu late production of leguminous crops which enrich the soil and help restore fertility in depleted land Nelson believes the bill would also help lessen danger ot corn and grair surplus NELSON HAS BILL By I C KAUTACK Associated Iress Staff Writer DES MOINES Jan 25 j major proposals of Governor Hflm mllls administrative program have reached the Iowa leglslatnre before the session is two weeks old The first consolidates township and county roads and places the jurisdic tion of the secondary road system In the county boards of supervisors in addition to making road tax levies TUIIV TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 3 IXKDON Jan 25 Georges physicians announced In tlelr medical bulletin today that the affccteil region in the kings chest has been completely cleared This assurance has caused a feeling of great satisfaction as it is inter preted to mean that his majesty is now suffering only from weakness re sulting from his prolonged Illness and that there is no longer any trouble from Infection Wlb tills infection removed tho hope was expressed that his progress would continuo steadily For the first time since tho kings illness Sir Stanley Ilcwett did not sign the medical bulletin He is suffering from n cold and Is keeping to his own home In his stead Sir Hugh Whitby the bacteriologist signed DOLE ENTRANT DEAD IN CRASH Two Passengers of Henleys Plane Also Killed at Airport SANr Tex Jan 25 The municipal landing field here which AI Henley entrant in tho Dole air raco to Hawaii In 19i7 scleclfrt ami fostered was tlio scene ot death yesterday when a plane he piloted crashed and claimed tho lives of hs two passengers The other victims whohad come from Fort Worth with Henley to par tlcipate in a celebration formally open Ing the field todny were Donali Prazce 2J former Tevls Christian university star athlete and E Bhytlcs ihealer manager Henleys plane crashed when a guv of wind caught It at less than 100 fee altitude and thrnv it into a nose dive just after ho had dipped over the fields new hangar and proposed t land FATHER TRIES TO KILL FAMILY lubber WoVker and Son Dead After Shooting Affray AKROK Ohio Jan 25 at cmpt by George S Thomas a rubber worker to kill his family and himself ast night resulted In the death ot Ids i year old son Robert the probable ata1 wounding of his 2 year out daughter Rosamond and himself and the loss seriously oC life Wife Thomas in a rase opened fire upon ils family tho boy being killed in stantly He then fired two shots Into iJs abdomen and drank poison Physicians said the wife Helen may lose her sight ty he resigned his position as county dork there lo his law practice at Wank on In ISJl Uurhiff ihc thirti eth and thhlyflrst general assemblies served na i representative JTc was n votonm of the Spanish American war and woa affiliated wUli the TCnftfiUs of Columbus Surviving in immediate family ire his wife throe sorm tames Sher man find IMaltJOhn the formor two Injr urtilinled in Uielr fathers law of fJco at and the latter linitrfT a student of the Univcralty oC Minnc soti kumhters student nt tho T iniveiKity of Minnesota and Catherine and AUoii buth of arf at tlio lionic Rorvkies wEEl lie rondurlrd Nonday at VVaukon prcHniinary plan slide Hoon Friday vas still nt Town anilting tlte of tlio rescuing Tile trains on the Ilnrof theroi1 rslmtl running flam Ocdni Knpids to Minneapolis wrro only t or three lours late It irpcrtcd Other Trains IalP Tlio Northwestern lines reported hair train from clifcaso a ilttle moro than two hours late planning to put on a double homier after the train arrives 10 liltle diffi culty is expected north ot here Thn Great Western and Milwaukee wero reported running In and out ot Mason City with no great delays reported Streetcars were running alt morn ing and officials of tho M C and C L ieported plows and sweepers running oier ail lllU3 Two round werr made over the Clear Ijike Intcrurban liim Thursday morning It was re porlcil Busses ivorc not al tempting toleivvfi ie city and no ivunJ liad bcfn licard rAGl 1 COLUMN Twin City Patrons of Street Cars Are Hoarding Tokens ST Minn Jan 25 Twin City street car patrons have established a corner In tokens A few weeks aero the company had S 000000 tokens Now according to V O IjawT general paascnnger ngent it has less than 50000 find conductors have heen ordered to sell only three jut a time Marengo May Be Iowas Terminal for Airmail Government Lays New Prop osition Before Commer cial Club MAUENGO tun 2 1 MnrenffO niny hccomj ho Iowa airmail termin for the tnmhVoiulneiHa lino In place of Iowa City op Cedar Knpld4 according to commorcial cl Karsen engineer Tor the government innnil service Mr Karsen laid before the cluh a proposition for the construction an airport here If city will provide the field tho will cijuip It with the netcanary mar kins beacons and lights Cor night The husEnoss nion here have taken great interest JnJLhc proposition ami are expected to launch adrivo soon plans latil hoforo llic here by II plan of the government officials to re locate I he present government air lane across the state so that It would touch Clinton Tipton Marrngo Grin Newton ami then go to De Molnes Tiiis lane would go soulh of Iowa ho terminal Movingtlu flelil to Marengo Mr states woud not deprive Iowa City iiiirl Cedar Kupliis p airmail ser vice ftmoll iilnues would he nseii he said to pick ninll from Cellar UapidF and Iowa City It would be hrot to Marcngo where it would itc take aboard by transcontinental planes IOWA FORECAST Kiiir in casl increasing clouill ness and not so cold in extreme west lortinii Friday Satur day unsettled ivltli snow and nu iliiile H cold in cast anil south n art ions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fn 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock i n Friday IllglltCKt Thursday 7 Abuve Ixmxsl in Night Hohrv At 8 A M Friday H Kelow Snowfall 45 Inches rreclpllation 31 of an Imli Few times within the memory cC most Mason City residents hag then jeen a heavier supply of snow on tin ground than at present Thursdays generous addition to the stock nlreauy on hnnd brot th averagelevel to ap proximately 15 Inches It should Lt ndorstnod however that there is TO such thing as an average level Drifts ire piled high in town and higher in the country Thursdays snow was ex tremely fine and dry due to the tcmpprndiro exEstonc when it fell Tho sun had a chcirlns morning altho ils eCfcct xl nost obUteratod by a rmv northwest right out of IHitte Mont wiicio ilny or two ago iiiere was a mini mum temperature or 5r degrees below Uuild licDD Jan Ehtehracht who spent tho past three munths with his brother Fred Klilehracht to raise the necessary fuiuls lo lease hind family returned to his home at tlie field lexington Mu the fore part of this Mr Knrscn stated that It waa thcjwcelt ;