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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Sit Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER copy ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 25 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 93 Wets Want One Issue Seek Dry Law Pivot for 1930 Elec tions ByCHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 25 Wets want to make prohibition a s nearly as pos sible the sole is sue at this years election of United States senators and representa tives This is the ex planation of their 8 attempt to force votes in both houses of con gress on a propo sition to repeal the eighteenth amendment They fully rea lize that it will be beaten over whelmingly However almost all the present representatives and 28 of the 32 sen ators whose terms are just expir ing will be November candidates to succeed themselves The wet leaders 8re eager to put every one on rec ord that they may know just whom to fight and whom to help hence forward how long and how vxviolently prohibition has been argued itis astonishing how many lawmakers have managed to keep astraddle of the subject thus far Among the representatives per haps 100 out of the 435 total have contrived to avoid expressing them selves definitely A senator is too to remain on the fence iyso easily but concerning several evenof them there is uncertainty The wets concede that a great Vie al mo re than half of the doubtful Clement will choose the dry side if compelled to make a selection but ithetwo groups will be sorted out at Janyrate The wet strategists then 11 have at least one cannot very well be much off Outnumbered two or eetp one now as they estimate little additional loss will hardly if they gain it will be no hurling the hypocrisy charge against the drys since jdawn of Volsteadism the wet have seemed entirely uncou CThrn to Page 5 Column 1 BUSINESSMEN PLEDGE FUNDS Will Be Made Available to Pay Chi f cago Employes1 CHICAGO Jan 25 rary solution of Chicagos financial problem was several steps nearer today The outstanding development was the announcement by Silas H Strawn chairman of the citizens relief committee that pool had been pledged by business industrial and railroad interests to loan money on tax anticipation warrants However the announcement was accompanied by an ultimatum that no loans would be made until the public officials agreed to cooperate in cutting all possible expenses In the meantime the citys twice vetoed budget of became effective Mayor William Hale Thompson failing to veto it before yesterdays council session With the budget in effect the citys tax levying ordinance can be made effective Feb 4 buyers can be anticipa tion warrants can be sold to pay em ployes who have had no salary checks this month WOC BUYS WH0 CLAIM Judge Probed FRANCE ITALY SEEK TO CLEAR UP DIFFERENCES Imports Other Delegates Watch ant Discussion for Parity By BY RON PRICE Associated Press Staff Writer T ONDON Jan 25 French J1 and Italian naval conference dele gations in separate private confer ences this forenoon outlined policies to be presented later today in an important collaborative sessionat which the problem of parity be tween the two neighbors was to be considered Italian circles said they were still hopeful some arrangement might be reached by which France would be given such securities as to make her willing to accept the Italian prin ciple of naval parity with any Eur opean continental power Members of the French delegation also ex pressed hope for solution of the has come to over shadow all others of the confer ence There was however no indica tions either intended to recede from their firmer adamant positions in which Italy demanded naval parity with any continental power and France as refused it Pleased With Progress A French spokesman manifested that had been acmeved in negotiations otherwise particularly with Great Britain In the matter of a compro mise system of measuring naval tonnage Frances contention is for limitation by globe tonnage where by each nation would be alloted a total tonnage to do with as it thinks best Great Britain favors limitation by categories that isv to say various ships should be placed in the battle ship cruiser classes and so forth The French contended global ton nage limitation is best suitad to its needs The British contend global limitation is artificial limitation You fight with guns not with dis placed water British naval men argue The Associated Press was in formed authoritatively that the French delegation was greatly im pressed with the spirit of good will Turn to Page 5 Column 3 AUNT HEX By Eobert Quillen Billy might support rvife o some kind on twenty a week but not one that thinks a square o Jace the size of a postage stamp is a work apron OFFICIAL ACTION WAITED IN FLOYD Appointment of Supervisor to Be Made by Committee of Three CHARLES CITY Jan appointment has been made yet by the county auditor clerk and re corder to fill the vacancy on the board of supervisors which occurred when George Sanderson voted for himself as overseer of the poor when a member of the board Jan 2 The application of Jens Grothe for the position was the first inti mation that Mr Sanderson had that the office was made vacant by his action He then resigned as overseer of the poor and immediately made ap plication to be reappointed a mem ber of the board a position he held by appointment because of the death of E B Atherton Mr Grothe applied under the sol diers preference law and a wire from Attorney GeherarJohn Fletch er states this applies to positions on the board of supervisors The ac tion of the three county officials C S Moore county auditor F M Graham clerk of court and Delia Huxsol recorder who will eventu ally make the appointment is await ed with interest as there is quite a division caused by the action of the board Jan 2 when they took the work of overseer of the poor out of the hands of the social service league secretary and appointed Mr Sanderson Mrs H L Trelour has been tem porarily appointed as overseer since Mr Sanderson resigned It is well to remember that chil dren of old learned at mothers knee because they upside Ccdur Rnuids Gazette Eunices Suit Against Pantages GIRL DEMANDS MELLON APPROVES DRY TRANSFER In a statement before the house committee on expenditures in executive departments Secretary of tho Treasury Andrew Mellon approves the transfer prohibition enforcement from the treasury department to the department of justice Left to right seated Representatives William Williamson of South Dakota J J Cochran Missouri Secre tury Mellon and Representative Don Colton of Utah btanding Representative M H Gnsque of South Carolina E C AMoicI assistant to Mellon James M IJoran prohibition commissioner Seymour Lowman assistant secretary ot the treasury and Representa tive G G Goodwin of Minnesota SENATOR SCORES SECRET SESSION McKellar Thinks Naval Dis cussions Ought to Be Out in Open WASHINGTON Jan 25 Secret sessions at the London arms limitation conference were assailed in the senate today by Senator Mc Kellar democrat Tennessee as giv ing the international gathering a black eye to start with In the first mention of the Lon don conference in the senate since the meeting opened Senator McICel lar commended Senators Robinson of Arkansas ana Reed of Pennsylvania members of the American delega tion for their stand in favor of open sessions This statement drew no reply from other senators It will be recalled McKellar said that the deliberationsbe tween President Hoover and Mr MacDonald when the latter was here were secret and the public has never been taken into their confi dence apparently on either side of the water Great questions like this should not be settled by government agents in secret The people of the two countries are entitled to know what is going on when their vital interests are being contracted about 2 BANDITS ROB FRISCOPARTY in Jewels Are Taken From Guests at Society Event SAN FRANCISCO Jan 25 If for two masked robbers who interrupted a party at the Parker avenue home of Mr and Mrs M Campbell Smith wrested several thousand dollars worth of cash and jewelry from the hostess and ir guests and escaped after binding and gagging their victims was under ay here today Police estimated the amount of loot at 525000 and said the robbers had used linen tape to bind the guests Before their departure one of the robbers turned to one of the guests Mrs Alice Campbell of Piedmont who had just given up a diamond and pearl platinum brooch which she valued at and remarked with a sneer What a cheap outfit Just a dime adozen crowd North Iowa Postmaisters Nominated by President WASHINGTON Jan Iowa postmasters who were nom inated yesterday by President Hoov er included George L Evans Elma Fred A Robinson Estherville OI ger H Rawleigh Graettinger and Lena B Christiansen Swea City Passage of OleolBill Is Expected By BADFORD E MOBLEY Staff correspondent1 WASHINGTON Jan passage by the house was predicted today of a measure which will mean dollars in the pockets of every Iowa dairy farmer in the belief of Repre sentative Haugen of Iowa and other farm leaders This is the Haugen oleomar gerine bill It establishes a new class of pro ducts which shall hereafter be de fined as oleomargerine extending the definition to include certain classes of cooking compounds These cooking compounds are not now classified as oleomargerine Exempt From Heavy Taxation They are tlius exempt from the heavy taxation which is levied on butter substitutes Butter substi tutes are taxed at about 10 cents a pound while cooking compounds pay no tax at all Supporters of the bill contend that the socalled cookingcom pounds are really camouflaged but ter substitutes It is a practice of the manufacturers of these substi tutes to make them as if for cook ing use only but that they are real ly intended to be sold on the mar ket in competition with actual oleo margerine and with genuine cream ery butter The Haugen bill extends the def inition of oleomargarine to include all products of Uirs Kind containing Turn ID Vugr iiColiuini Only Woman Senator Mrs Felton Dead ATLANTA Jan 25 Re becca Latimer Felton the only wo man ever to hold a seat in the Uni ted States senate pioneer temper ance worker and author died in a hospital shortly before midnight of bronchial pneumonia She was Ui years old She contracted a cold on a trip to Atlanta last week from her Car tersville Ga home in the interest of the Georgia training school for girls but aid not submit to treat ment until she had completed her mission Led Simple Life The senatorship which she held for a period of 22 hours in Nov ember 1922 upon appointment by former Gov Thomas Hardwick was her only public office but in that brief time she made a dramatic speech upon the floor of the senate which attracted national interest She campaigned for Governor Hard wick Senator Tom Watson whose death made the vacancy which she filled and her husband the late Turn to rige 5 Culuiim 2 AMES DIAMONDS ARE41ISSING Gems Valued at Mysteriously Disappear From Store AMES Jan 25 today were investigating the disappear ance of diamonds valued at 520000 from the Smith jewelry store here between 6 p m and 10 p m Fri day Albert Smithowner was in thi store all evening except for a li minute absence He and his brother R J Smith discovered the IDS when they later returned from a moving picture show Police have been unable to uscer tain how the thief entered Th jewels were taken from an unlockei safe One diamond valued at had been left at the store late Fri day afternoon by V R Semans o Ames while the others were owne by thefirm ACCUSED BY DRYS MILLION FROM THEATER OWNER raud Charges Heard in Connection With Damages Action LOS ANGELES Jan 20 j suit for 51000000 damages i filed yesterday against Alexander 1 Pantages multimillionaire vaude ville magnate by Eunice Pringle the 17 year old dancer he recently was convicted of attacking today 3ecame the object of an investiga tion by Superior Judge Edward Henderson Judge Henderson directed Miss Pringle her mother Nicholas Dun eav author of the skit the girl was attempting to book on Pantiiges circuit at the time of the alleged attack Aug 9 1929 and the girls attorneys Theodore Gottsdanker and Hugh Dickson to appear for questioning concerning charges of fraud made by a defense attorney in the peljury trial of Garland Bii fle yesterday William T Kendricks Jr Bif fles attorney interrupted his clos ing argument when he heard the damage suit had been filed and asked that his clients defense be reopened on the ground that Miss Pringle In testifying against Bif Jaw book salesman is accused of giving perjured testimony at Pan tages trial where he testified he overheard Miss Pringle and Duneav plotting against the multimillion aire shortly before the asserted at tack The suit asks actual and 5500000 exemplary damages plmvg ing Miss Pringles name was dam aged irreparably by the publicity given the Pantages trial Pantages who is awaiting in he county jail the result of hisappeal from a one to fiftyyear peniten tiary sentence refused to comment on the suit Episcopal Church Primate Seriously 111 in Chicago Home CHICAGO Jan 25 Charles P Anderson 67 primate of the Episcopal church in America remained critically ill today Dr James B Herrick physician of the primate who was stricken with a heart attack Wednesday and ugain Thursday said Bishop Ander son iested well thru the night but appeared weakerthis morning He seemed to be exhaus tion from the weakened heart and his condition was very critical Will Rogers LONDON Jan the conference didnt do anything yesterdayas usual but there was a famous caso being tried where a fellow had swindled the people thru fake stock t r an s a ctions out of ten mil I i o n dollars They just give him 14 years ao fast that it took all the WILL ROGERS Americans breath away Thats all they have talked Its the consensus of all of them here that if it had neen at home he ivoiild have gone into vaudeville Dr the senate None of that habus corpusing and suspended leniences or appealing it when you commit a crime over here WILL ROGERS ANOTHER SUIT F AGES WJ HILL Husband Claims Son of Rail road Builder Broke Up His Home ST PAUL Minn Ian 20 Another legal entanglement today faced Walter J Hill of Livingston Mont millionaire son of the late James J Hill railroad builder of St Paul Already being sued for divorce bj his thirdwife Hill now has been made defendant in a alien ation of affections suit filed in the county district court here yester ray by counsel for one L M Hoff man of St Paul Hoffman thru his attorney Prank Drill St Paul alleges lha Hill induced and enticed Mrs Hoffman to desert her husband a various times in 1925 and 1926 anc that because of this Hoffman hac been dishonored humiliated ant has suffered great distress of body and mind Drill declined to reveal the pros ent whereabouts of Hoffman or jus who he is because it would em barrass his client He snys the Hoffmans have been separated foi some time Hill owns a ranch near Livingston where he makes his home Last Nov 25 his third wife Mildred Richard son Hill filed suit for divorce The suit is still pending Charge of Receiving Stolen Property Is Dismissed by Judgi DES MOINES Jan 25 charge of receiving stolen propert1 filed against Virgil Reynolds 39 a farmer and school trustee residing near Indlanola was dismissed yes terday by United States Commis sioncr Judson E Piper after a hear ing The commissioner held thn Reynolds had no part in the thefi of harness valued at 5800 taken from Fort Des Moines army post A T Reed is under arrest chargcc with the theft Assncintctl 7rcsi Pliolo Col Arthur F Forun comp troller of tho Port ot New York was charged with serving liquor in his hunting lodge nml failure to prevent liquor smiif y New Jersey Anti Saloon league GALLOWS FACES WOODMANSEE IN DEATH O Jury Recommends Ex treme Penalty for Des Moines Man DES MOINES Jan 25 Dr f A Woodmansee former Bur ington dentist today was awaiting pronouncement of sentence afte being found guilty of first degree murder of W F Knap Des Moines trunk manufacturer last night b a jury which recommended deati by hanging Unless Judge Lester L Tliomp son the trial judge sustains a mo lion of Harry B Grund chief coun sel for Dr Woorlmansee for a new trial the dentist must face sentence at 9 a m Feb 1 Was Quick Verdict The veidiot was returned at 11 oclock last night less than fiv hiAirs after the jury began its de liberation It came just 11 days aft er the death of Knap and nine day after the defendants indictment bj a grand jury Dr with the chai acteristic calm which he had main tained during the ordeal of the trial was only slightly moved when h heard the verdict The defendant sinking slightly in his seat showe for a moment a flush in his cheeks Wo took the gamble and w lost he informed Attorney Grund Should a new trial be denied was indicated by Gnmd that h would take steps to appeal the cas to the supreme court Dr Woodmansee and Knap ha been regarded ns the best of friend up until the time when the latte was found brutally beaten in hi apartment over his trunk factor the night of Dec 29 Answering hi screams for help police arreste Woodmansee when Knap told then to look behind n door There th dentist was hiding Died Z Weeks loiter For nearly two weeks Kna fought between life and death bu succumbed to his injuries Jan 1C Five days later Dr Wontlniaiise was indicted by the Polk count grand jury Within a week his trial beprar and culminated last night after fou days proceedings Dr Woodmansee was tlic oni witness in his own defense telling the jury that he recalled none of the incidents on the night Knap wns found in a dazed condition following tho assault STATEMENT BY ALMER SAYS 2 WILL BE MERGED llliott to Be Superinten dent Purchase Price DAVENPORT Jan 25 J Central Broadcasting company f Davenport has exercised its op ion to buy radio station WHO or Des Moines for 1T2000 This announcement was made to iay by B J Palmer chairman ot he board of directors The call letters will be combined he merged stations to be desig lated as WOCWHO Dr Palmer nid Operation of the stations on a ynchronized wave length is antici pated between April 1 and May 1 and it is hoped that the 50000 wait superpower transmitting station o cost between and 100 will be ready for use by Sept Headquarters for WOCWHO ivill be established at Davenport ivith Dr Frank W Elliott manager of WOC as superintendent Dr Palmer stated Not Consummated Ciimn DES MOINES Jan 25 OPl Officials of the Bankers Life com pany here today denied that the Central Broadcasting company had exercised its option to buy station WHO Gerard Nollen Bankers Life pres ident and Bert Mills secretary joined in declaring the matter was still iu a process of negotiation i ever thatTsateof WHO would be consummated next week G E Brammer of Des president of the Central Broadcast in grconipahy however today veri fied the report that the company has exercised its option of WHO and WOC at Davenport He said Lhe purchase price of WHO has been deposited in escrow with the Bechtel Trust company of Daven nnd will be turned over to Uie Bankers Life company as soon as the federal radio commission approves the sale Keep DCS Moines Studio Brarnmcr said representatives ot the Central Broadcasting company will go to Washington Monday to apply in person for the approval He said that nltho Dr Frank Elliott of Davenport will have charge of the property of the two stations the studio will be located in Des Moines Doctors Wife Burned ORANGE CITY Jan 25 vere burns on her head and hands were suffered today by Mrs F C Helmers wife of Dr F C Helmers Orange City when celluloid curlers in her hair exploded as she was drying her hair with a small lamp Doctors believe she will recover Wea Club to Meet WAVERLY Jan business meeting of the Waverly Community club will be held Thurs day evening Jan 30 in the Com munity basement Election of offi cers will be on the evenings sched ule and the report of the president and of the secretary will review the work done by the club in the past year IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Saturday night und Sunday colder Saturday night in south anil extreme east portion not so cold Sunday ex cept in extreme southeast por tion LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 20 Above Minimum In Night 35 Below At 8 A M Saturday 11 Below Truce of Snow Friday night marked the eleventh consecutive night on which thert was a minimum tcmperaturo of zero or lower Fourteen out of these first 25 nights in January have produced a subzero minimum WEATHER FORECAST Weather outlook for the week beginning Monday Jan 2T For the upper Mississippi and lower Missou ri valleys and the northern and cen tral great plains Week as a whole will be cold probably one or two precipitation periods ;