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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home ri I o A i M A A H T DC or i OA w i THE NEWSPAPER THAl MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NKKitUJOKS HOME EDIT VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRESERVHJB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 18 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 243 Watching Turk War Uncle Sam Has His Eagle Eye on East ern Menace SAWDY AIDS HELD FOR JURY By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON July 18 CPA plateau of Ararat ia not ex actly within Un cle Sams sphere of Influance A war start ing1 th e r e be tween Turkey and Persia would seem to be in about the last place on earth and between the last two coun tries to be of any serious con cern to Uncle Samuel And in rS fact it could not concern him directly Still if Turkey appeared to be on the point of gobbling Persia the prospect might be regarded in Mos cow and London as concerning Rus sia and the British most decidedly Anything that deeply concerns Rus sia and Britain especially in such a way as to create a conflict in inter test between them more or less concerns the whole world at least indirectly rrHE recent friction between Presi I dent Mustapha Kemals Turkish government at Angora and Shah Mirza Rezas Persian government at Teheran has not been very promin ently displayed in the newspapers toeing generally considered so small an affair for one thing and in so remote a spot on earth for another It looks important to the Turks however Probably it also looks important to the Persians altho their capital Is so far removed from centers of modern civilization that they have not been much heard from Anyway ultimatums have been flying back and forth Turks are the aggrieved peo 1 pje from all accounts The Ararat uplands it appears the dwelling place of a formid able number of thousands of Kurd iii tKbeamen whom President Ke maj accuses of scentson to the plainson this side of lifeslope looting Turkish villages and murdering Turkish villagers and then retreating across the mountains into Persian territory where Kemal says the Persian au thorities not only protect them but Turn io Pane 4 Cnlnmn 6 Great Britain Opposed to United States of Europe RESCUES GREW AND PASSENGERS German Steamer Burns and Sinks British Ship Is Rescuer LONDON July 18 Bri tish steamer Rangitata radioed to the Portishead wireless station to day that she had rescued all pas sengers and crew of the German steamer Targis which burned and sank at about midnight in latitude north longitude west The Targis a ship of 3537 tons left Colon enroute to Hamburg from Valparairo Chile July 7 The Rangitata of 10315 tons left Colon enroute from Wellington New Zealand July 10 The Targis is a North German Lloyd ship The Rangitata is owned by the federal steam navigation company ltd a British concern CONSIDERS PLAN NOT DESIRABLE NOT NECESSARY Paris PoIiticalvCircles Disappointed at Stand T ONDON July 18 British government replying today to Frances invitation to col laborate in a European federation of nations declared that because the scheme proposed to set up jiew and independent international in stitutions the government was not convinced it was either necessary or desirable The probable new bodies the re ply set forth would in no way de rive their authority from the cove nant of the league of nations or from part 13 of the treaty of Ver sailles and would in no way be connected organically with the league of nations No Need for Plan Since the organs of the league have already begun work on virtu ally the entire program of practical action which the memorandum puts forward the reply said it is dif ficult to see how these new Euro pean institutions could operate without creating confusion and per haps also a rivalry which however little it rnightlneintendedgr sired by the European governments could hardly fail to diminish boll the efficiency and the authority of the organs of the Softening sornewhat the far reaching objections to M Briands scheme his majestys government is represented as understanding the federation as designed to promote closer cooperation between the na tions of Europe and to strengthen the safeguards against another Eu ropean war The note ends with an expression of belief that the purpose of the French government can be procurec effectively within the framework of the league of nations Biggest Cotton Stalks ATLANTA Ga July 18 UP The worlds largest cotton stalk has been placed in the state capitol here It contains 715 bolls and was produced by John B Broadwell Marietta Ga ARE DISAPPOINTED PARIS July 18 and journalistic circles voiced dis appointment today at the British reply to Foreign Minister Briand invitation to join a European feder ation of nations The reply statec farreaching objections to th schenje The British answer was the twen tieth to be received of 25 invita tions The nations which have an swered are Great Britain Germany Italy Poland Spain Norway Swe den Holland Rumania Denmark Austria Estonia Belgium Czecho Tum to Tnce 3 Column Supporters of Pact Try to Get Vote WASHINGTON July 18 ponsors of the London naval treaty oday renewed their efforts to iring the pact to a vote at the earliest possible time First of all they sought an agree ment limiting debate but held little hope of obtaining the consent of the apposition Next they planned an attempt to exhaust the oratory of he treatys foes by night sessions Hold Petition Ready As a last resort they held ready or introduction a petition for clo ture already signed by more than double the necessary 16 senators Meanwhile the friends of the pact refrained so far as possible from entering into the discussion on the senate floor making it necessary PROBE COMMUNISTS ACTIVITIES Turn io 2 Column BODY OF WOMAN FOUND ON FARM BY HER Murdered Woman Had Been Brutally Beaten Army of Infirm Seeking New Veterans Pension Start March on Gov ernment Headquar ters in 54 Cities Associated Press Photo Special house Investlcatlne committee Inquiring into activities communists In New York schools Seated left to rlgrht Representa tives Robert S Hall Hamilton Fish Jr nntl John E Nelson Stand ing Representatives Carl G Backman and Ertward E EsHcK and J G Rogers sergeantatarms AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I cant imagine why Ella wasnt at church Sun day She wasnt sick an I seen her buyin a new hat Friday afternoon TYPHOON WRECKS JAPANESE ISLE Great Damage Is Done in Worst Storm in 10 Years TOKYO July 18 worst typhoon in 10 years swept the is land of Kiushiu this morning It was believed many were killed and that there will be a heavy property damage Communications were cut and little news was available from the island The typhoon proceeded toward Korea which has suffered from de vastating flood and torrential rains A village was buried Wednesday be neath a landslide and about 300 persons killed Floods have taken a heavy toll in life and property thruout Korea Mrs Wesley Nelson 21 Thornton Dies Suddenly THORNTON July Wes ley Nelson 21 died in Mason City last night after a short illness She is survived by her husband and her parents Mr and Mrs Axel Juhl Clear Lake She and her husband had been living on a farm southeast of Thornton No funeral arrange ments have been announced HOLSTEIN July 18 JP The y of Mrs Gus Mobr bearingevi dences of having been brutally beaten after she had been shot by a shotgun and a rifle was found on the Mohr farm near here late yes terday Authorities today were seeking clews as to the identity of the per son or persons who committed the crime Discovered by Son The body was discovered about 6 p m by her 15 year old son Lester who had just returned home Her husband Gus Mohr had spent the day at a neighbors farm threshing leaving Mrs Mohr alone on the farm thruout the day She had been dead about four hours when the body was found A charge from a shotgun had in flicted superficial wounds on the breast and neck and a 22 caliber rifle bullet had penetrated the brain She had also been beaten about the head with a sharp instrument County Attorney George Clark Jr said the blow fracturing her skull Conducting Inquest Clark in the absence of the coun ty coroner was conducting the in quest today Mrs Mohr was about 35 years old Clark said inquiry had shown that none of Mrs Mohrs neighbors had seen any strangers in the vicin ity yesterday The Mohr farm home is situated about a quarter of a mile from the nearest neighbor The house in which the body of Mrs Mohr was found bore evidences that she waged a determined struggle against the killer ATTENDANTS TAKEN FOR RIDE Des Moines Oil Station Is Robbed of in Early Morning Holdup DES MOINES July 18 HP Scott Mitchell oil station attendant was taken for a ride by three band its after they held up his station this morning he reported to police The trio all armed entered his station in the residential district about 0 a m obtained some oil and then drew guns Mitchell was forced to turn over from the drawer and then accompanied the bandits on a ride to the business district where they set him free TWO KILLED IN PISTOL BATTLE Blackmailer and Trooper Shoot Each Other to Death MONESSEN Pa July 18 A state trooper and a suspected blackmailer shot ench other to death in a cemetery here early today The trooper Private Charles Stewart 23 was assigned with other officers to guard a packet containing in marked money placed near a tombstone by W F Wright wealthy furniture dealer who received a death threat Shortly after the trooperstook up their vigil a man later identi fied as John Sabol 25 Monessen appeared in the cemetery As he stooped to pick up the packet Stewart pounced upon him Sabol whipped a pistol from his pocket and fired at Stewart wounding him in the abdomen As he fell to the ground Stewart fired at Sabol kill ing him Instantly Stewart died a few minutes after being removed to the Monongalicla hospital Wright told police he received a letter several days ago demanding he place 510000 in the cemetery at 2 oclock this morning He was to be slain if he failed to comply with the demand the letter said Confession may be good for the soul but not for the defendants Rlacle CAPONE SAYS HE Tells Interviewer Lingle Wa His Friend Until Day He Died ST LOUIS July 18 The St Louis Star in a copyrighted inter view obtained by Harry T Brun didge staff writer with ScarfaceA Capone at Miami Beach Fla toda quotes the Chicago gang leader a saying he has paid plenty of Chi cago newspaper men Brundidge has been called to ap pear before a Chicago grand jurj to testify concerning his previou stories of alleged racketeering1 among Chicago newspaper reporters Friend Capone is quoted in the interviev as having said that Jake Lingle slain Chicago newspaper reporter was his friend up to the very da he died and that the Chicago po lice know who killed him How many newspaper men hav you had on your payroll Brundig wrote he asked Capone and the re ply he said was plenty Th gang leader used the same wort plenty according to the xpublishe interview in replying to a qucstio as to whether he had received any telephone calls from Chicago news paper men recently iMy Off Chicago Capone also is quoted as warning Brundige to lay off Chicago and Turn tn rnce 2 Column By MARGUERITE YOUNG WASHINGTON July 18 rmy of infirm men have begun a narch on government headquarters 54 cities of the United States ecking to share additional benefits rovided for World war veterans in he closing hours of the last con ress Col George E Ijams assistant di cctor of the veterans bureau said oday that thousands already have isited regional headquarters thru tit the country to apply for disabil y compension under the new law Adds Cost So thoroly prepared is Uncle Sam hat the government machinery will iegin grinding out benefits before another month passes Additional balm for war scars jrovlded in the new act will amount o about by the end of next year it is estimated and it will ncrease yearly reaching about during 1935 These sums are in addition to the half bil ion dollars now being spent by the veterans bureau About 156000 former soldiers made eligible for relief for the firs time since the war ended will share the new bounty by the end 1931 Turn to InKc 4 Column fil WILL ROGERS DRY AGENTS SEE POSSIBLE END OF LI SANTA MONICA Cal July 18 Humor is still rampant in the sen ate Here is the two latest amend ments to the treaty freedom of the sens for all neutrals That was originally suggested at the same time that other famous amend ments was if your enemy strike you turn the other cheek Wars are won by starvation How you joing to starve anybody if every jody else feeds em The other gem of forlorn hope was must ive up five of her naval bases 1 dont know how Senator McKellar overlooked Buckingham Palace in that demand Yours if mo Mctuuhi anuUiuc OF DISSOLUTION First 100 Years Easiest Says Zaro Agha Aged 156 50 Believed to Be Dead Following Burma Quake RANGOON Burma July 18 Fifty persons were believed today to have been killed or severely in jured in a severe earthquake 60 miles north of Rangoon in the Thar rawaddy district of Burma Many houses collapsed The villages of Letpadan was badly shaken PROVIDENCE R I July 18 PI Agha who says he is 156 years old and that the first 100 years were the easiest arrived from Turkey today to get himself a set of false teeth and for a con sideration to let American scien tists have a look at him The date of his birth as given on his passport was February 16 1774 and this was based said his great great grandson Ahmet Mus sa who accompanied him on an actual record in the possession of the Turkish government Sits In Sun Yellow and wrinkled with a hawklike nose bristling grey mous tache and lively curious weirdly alive in their deepsunken sockets Zaro Agha sat in the sun on the deck of the steamer Sinaia and talked of wars and women and the third aet of teeth that he grew at the age of 105 Zaro Agha has been married twelve times and had 36 children all of whom are now dead save one daughter who was horn when he was 96 He has lost all track of the number of his grand children great grand children and great great grand children My first wife I married when I was 20 he said I always got along with all my wives very nicely For 112 years until he was 135 Agha says he worked as a porter His last job was in a piano factory moving pianos and in between times he was always going to war Denies Divorce Report Agha indignantly denied a report that he had divorced his eleventh wife to marry the present Mme young only who waits for him in Instanbul Me I never divorced any of my wives he grunted I got along with them all very nice and they all died Agha again today said he had never tasted alcohol in his life nor tobacco He lives he said mostly on vegetables and sweets His American manager said he had signed contracts for Agha to appear before two American scien tific bodies hut declined to revea the names of the societies or the fees He has refused he said an offer of 52 weeks at a week from an American amusement syndicate M dtidate Is Starting Own Investigation Senate Rests But Mrs McCormick Hunts Lost Letters CHICAGO July 18 the senates inquiry into her cam paign funds recessed Ruth Hanna McCormick republican senatorial candidate today began an Investi gation of the ransacking of her pri vate correspondence Shortly before Senator Gerald P Nye chairman of the senates cam paign funds committee temporarily halted the inquiry yesterday the Illinois congresswoman issued a statement saying the office of her Rock River farm estate at Byron 111 had been broken into Wednes day night and her letter file ran sacked While she refused to say the outrage had any connection with the inquiry Mrs McCormick pointed out that the raiders were not in search of money or other loot be cause they did not break into the safe contenting themselves with an examination of my correspondence Nyes decision to recess the in quiry was made after a subpoena was issued for Mrs Mabel Rein ecke electiqn commissioner and former internal revenue collector who was described by the senator as a key In addition to the of her own money expended and the 567211 spent by volunteer groups all of which had been reported by Mrs McCormick the inquiry dis closed that an unreported had been spent by W D Alexander a Bloomington III lumber man Another 510000 contribution made by Col Robert R McCormick pub lisher of the Chicago Tribune was not reported by the Illinois con greaswoman because aa she ex plained it was not used in the pri New Elections Must Be Held Not Later Than September 14 BERLIN July 18 sword of dissolution which hud been hanging over the Reichstag ever since the Bruening cabinet came into power determined to push thru its financial reforms finally fell today Knowing that Chancellor Bruer ing had President Hindenburga au thorization to send them home if they revoked his revised program which earlier in the week he had pushed thru under article 48 of the constitution the Reichstag members nevertheless today passed by 236 to 221a motion revoking the cabinets measures Chancellor Bruening thereupon declared the Reichstag dissolved nullifying their action amid the howls of the opposition Elections Must Bo Held New Reichstag elections accord ing to the constitution must be held not later htan September 11 thia year Until the election the Bruening cabinet will continue in office ruling under the emergency powers con ferred by article 48 The late President Friedrich Ebert used the articleonce against Turn tn 2 Tnhinin Markets at a Glance Two Undercover Men Are Cleared of Slay ing Bootlegger HAMPTON July death of Harlan Sawdy known to his friends as One Arm Pete or Har lan Peterson on a township road three miles northeast of here Wednesday night when the Waterloo bootlegger found that he was mak ing a delivery of alcohol to repre sentatives of the law marked the beginning of what is expected to be the elimination of one of the states foremost wholesale agencies for the distribution of liquor Such was the opinion expressed here today by state and federal dry agents following the arraignment and binding over to the grand jury of Cecil Vinton of Rockford 111 driver of the booze car and the wo man companion of Vinton and the slain One Arm Pete the young woman who on the stand at the inquest Wednesday afternoon said that while her name was Mrs Verne Ramker she preferred to be called Miss Doris Wheeler Vinton this forennon waived preliminary hearing in the jus tice court of B Parks and was bound over on two separ atecharges bootlegging and illegal transportation His bond was fixed at on each charge making a total of 000 Airs Rarnkor was charged with bootlegging waived pre liminary hearing and WAR bound to the grand jury with bonds fixed nt 1000 Both Vin ton and Mrs Ranikcr phoned for money they expected to nlitiln by night Pending ar rival of tlio money tho two are being held at tho jail here Undercover Men Exonerated At the inquest the two under cover men Henry Skovgaard and John Chizck who saifl they shot in self defense and after the Waterloo booze runner had fired one shot at them were exonerated by the cor oners jury after two hours and a half of testimony before Dr W R Arthur county coroner in the court room here Except for Vinton who said he was somewhat hazy on what hap pened in connection with the fatal shooting the nine witnesses wore agreed that Sawdy had responded to tho undercover mens command stick em up by shouting Stick em up yourself The young woman who denied that she knew what was planned when she consented to accompany Sawdy on a trip that he said would take about an hour and a half said sho had covered her eyes when the trouble began but she remembered hearing Pete say the words which convinced the jury that it was a case of selfdefense Did Sawdy Shoot First Whether Sawrly shot first or even at all was not developed conclu sively at the inquest All of the eye witnesses among the dry agents said they thot he did Skovgaarcl was sure of it and said that it was fired within 30 inches of his heal Mrs Ramker said there were two or three shots she didnt remember and Vinton expressed the belief that Sawdy did not fire Sawdys 32 caliber pistol which mary and had fall campaign been kept for the NEW YORK July 18 J I Case rallies 18 points activity centers in rails two points Cities Service rises Span SKt Test Suit to Be Brot on Tax Equalization DES MOINES July 18 test suit against Webster county supervisors to determine whether the state board of assessment and review may order real estate valu ation equalized in years when reas sessments are not made is to be in stituted it was announced today The board expects to file a man damus action to compel the super visors to adjust assessed values one township in Webster county which the commission has ordered Complaint was brot by Mayor V Findlay of Fort Dodge and C W Wnkeman that land in Otho town ship was not equalized The board decided on a reduction in the assess ment of J10 an acre but the super visors did not comply Foreign ish peseta drops six points Cotton Higher unfavorable crop advices steady poor ipot demand tracio selling CHICAGO large export sales rain needed Kaunas Bancroft War Veteran Taken to Hospital m Missouri for Soldiers BANCROFT July Stelflug has been taken to the Vet erans hospital at St Louis Mo Stelflug sufferer an attack of pluerisy early in the spring and has been ailing since that time Frank Wolf also a World war veteran and a sister Theresa Stelflug accom panied him to St Louis WEEKS FORECAST Probably local showers or thunderstorms Friday night md Saturday Not so warm Satur STATISTICS GlobeGazetto weather figures for 2hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday iirt Minimum In Night Oii At 8 A St Friday Thursdays maximum equalled the summers high mark set on i wo days last week July 10 and 11 And the dry spell continues Accom panying Thursdays heat was a brisk dry wind which had the eEtom of curling vegetation much as the Chinook winds affect crops in Ne braska the Dakotas and Canada Clouds obscured the sun Friday morning and there was basis for a hope that the 10 day dry spell was about to be ended ;