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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 2, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 2 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 202 A i S Sliding Scale Fair Campaign Fig ure Hard to Fix sii t put ot f i ma i ccf By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 2 To say that candidate for public office has no excuse for spending a cent on his campaign is all very well in theory but prac tically speaking he has to have some way of an nouncing himself at least or if he is not his own selection but his friends they must have means of one sort or 53 another of mak ing it known that they are run ning him For a very small office perhaps this can be done thru a megaphone The news will not reach eyes and cars enough if the voters of a big state need to be informed of it as in the caseof a senatorship Provided the candidate already Is pretty prominent presumably he will automatically be talked about but the conversation may not em body just what he wants to tell the electorate Besides a new personality is en titled to a break in or try to OENATOR GEORGE W NORRIS of Nebraska madehis last cam paign for reelection at a cost of 25 cents but Uncle George had been H statewide institution thruout the Corrjiusker commonwealth for a generation He ran under his own momentum It would hardly ha fair to deny an unknown anopportunity to voice his appeal for support Indeed one mighty reasonable sounding objection to a strict limi tationof campaign expenditures to Tjige 10 Column the j in hear ARMY BEGINS ADVANCE iiy2 Enemy Pursuit Planes d by Attacking Cavalry PEIPINGChina June 2 general advance at northern armies into the province of Honan follow ing a vigorous offensive launctied in the night of May 30 was claimed in Chinese official dispatches pub lished In war extras tonight These reports stated that north ern cavalry in a surprise attack captured pursuit planes believed to the Nanking nationalist air force on the Honan front Fifty pilots and mechanics were tajcen prisoners The northerners declared that at troops were disarmed The northern forces were stated to have reached a point about 50 miles to the east of Kaifeng At the same time the Shansi army of the northern alliance was reported to be crossing the Yellow river in force to attack the import ant city of Tsinan the fall of which was predicted here Sacramento Builders Begin 5Day Week SACRAMENTO Cal June 2 Pj building trade work ers today inaugurated five day week Labor leaders estimate 2500 to 3000 men were affected Exist ing wage scales will not be affected by the five day plan altho workers will draw pay foronly five days AUNT HET By Robert QuiUen I reckon long dresses is a blessing to workin folks The factories hrfs to hire more workers to make em long an the stores lias to hire more workers to shorten GLIDER H M Lord Former Budget Director Succumbs BROOKHART IS TO BE HEARD IN NIGERS CASE Iowa Senator Wires He Wants to Discuss Appointment WASHINGTON June 2 tion on the nomination of Han ford MacNider of Iowa as minister to Canada was postponed today by the senate foreign relations com mittee after it had received word from Senator Brookhart of Iowa that he wanted to be heard Altho both are republicans Brook hart and MacNider are in opposing political camps in Iowa The senator now is absent from Washington and his message did not definitely indicate his intentions Posse Corners Bandit Gang in Michigan House BELLAJKE Mich Juno Z groups of n of Antrim county citizens pur suingseveral men ivho robbed theAntrim county State Sav ings at Marcelana engaged in a pistol battle near here this afternoon in the belief that the other was the bandits BELLAIRE Mich May 2 On Several men who robbed the Antrim County State Savings bank at Man celona this morning were trapped in a farm house a short distance from here this afternoon The robbers barricaded in a farm building kept up a running fire which held a posse of hundreds of citizens at bay Two members of a party which attempted to pursue the robbers were believed to ne held captive in the besieged building A third mem ber of the party was wounded seri ously by gunfire In their custody according to re ports here were Fred Gerver and Henry Litcher of Bellaire Dr J H H Gerver Bellare physician and fatherof Fred was said to have been wounded by the bandits when the other two were taken captives as the trio attempted to halt the fleeing bandits One report was that Dr Gerver was lying wounded in sight of the posse of several hundred Antrim county citizens but in a position near the robbers making it impos sible to render aid to him It also was reported one or two of the ban dits had been shot Henry Sullivan of Mancelona was wounded as he and another man gave chase immediately after the iioldup in which the bandits escaped with IlirsuerIs Wounded MANCELONA Mich June 2 41 robbers held up the Antrim County State savings bank here to day and escaped in an automobile with an undetermined sum of money after shooting one of their pursuers The wounded man Herbert Sulli van of Mancelona tried to overtake the robbers His wounds are not be lieved to be serious The robbers were only able to scoop up money in the tellers cages the bank vaults being locked at the time FOUR DROWN AS BOAT CAPSIZES High Wind Overturns Boat on Minnesota Lake Three Saved BABBITT Minn June 2 Three boys and a man drowned in Birch lake near here late yesterday when a high wind upset a heavily Jadon rowboat of a fishing party There other members of the party clung to the overturned boat until washed ashore The dead are Steve Gotivio 40 Bly Minn Peter HuUr 30 Ely Joseph Donne 35 Babbitt and Raymond Hocking 1J Babbitt GRAF ZEPPELIN LANDS AT LAKEHURST MELLONS AIDED DAVISCAMPAIGN Vauclain Testifies Total of Was Spent for Ticket WASHINGTON June 2 Samuel Vauclain treasurer of the DavisBrown ticket in the recent Pennsylvania primary told the sen ate campaign funds committee to day that was spentin the successful campaign of Secretary Davis for the republican senatorial nomination The secretary of labor already has testified lie personally spent and Vauclain said 5131287 was collected in all This was used also in behalf of the unsuccessful campaign of Francis Shunk Brown for governor Vauclains report revealed that Secretary Mellon contributed to the DavisBrown campaign chest and that R B Mellon and W L Mellon each gave 5000 The Vauclain statement disclosed for the first timethat tne Melions were actively in support of the Uav isBrown ticket as opposed to Sena tor Grundy and Gifford Pinchot the gubernatorial nominee YET Mexico Succeeds in Drying Up Vera Cruz MEXICO CITY June 2 state government of Vera Cruz has succeeded in virtually drying up the port of Vera Cruz according to ad vices to the capital All barrooms thruout the city have been closed and such high taxes have been im posed on gcocory stores selling bottled liquor that it is reported to be possible now to buy only beer ROGERS BEVERLY HILLS June Read the new census talk about putting a quota on immigration Why the Yankees are swarming into the south like locusts Get some of these gains Houston Texas showed a gain of 110 per cent Best bet in the south Atlanta 73 per cent gain Will be Houstons nearest nival in M Miami 273 per cent Ok lahoma City 100 per cent Amon Carterville Registered under the postoffice name of Fort worth away over 300 per cent Tulsa 95 per cent Birmingham 44 Memphis 55 San Antonio 57 And the Caro linas just packed em in Only one drawback Them rascals bring their republican politics with em They bught to be met at the line and de loused Yours 1119 ICtNiurtt Trio Killed as Gangland War Breaks CHICAGO June 2 murder raised to its high point St Valentines day 1929 passed an other milestone yesterday Three men were slain and two one a wounded per haps fatally The killers used machine guns An hour later and at a spot on North Clark street not half a mile from the scene of the Moran gang massacre of last year another ma chine fussilade was fired critically wounding three others Used Machine Gun Police said the attacks marked the opening of new intense gang gunnery and they had substantia tion todaywhen the body of a ride victim was found propped against the alley wall of the Italian Trust and Savings bank on Mil waukee avenue Sundays little massacre was at a resort hotel at Fox Lake in the suburban area northwest of Chi cago The victims believed to have been members of the gang faction headed by the Druggan brothers were seated at a table on a glass inclosed porch It was about 1 oclock in the morning Without warning the machine gun attack was opened on them from outside the bullets crashing thru the glass Woninn Ts Wounded The dead Michael Quirk west side gangster Sam Pellar identi fied as a west side hoodlum and Joseph Bertsche whose brother Barney has been cnlled a pioneer in uorthside gang life George Druggan brother of the better known Terry now in trouble Turn I 1nse 10 Citlumn VET OVERTHROW VETO OF PENSION BILL Senate Goes Contrary to Presidents Wishes Now Up to House WASHINGTON June 2 The senate today overrode President Hoovers veto of the measure liber alizing Spanish war veterans pen sions The house must now vote on the veto and leaders are more hopeful of sustaining the presidentthere If the house sustains the veto Chairman Knutson of the pensions committee is prepared to introduce immediately a modified bill which he says has the approval of President Hoover The vetoed measure calls for an outlay of about Mr Hoover objected to it on several points including one that it allowed pensions acquired to veterans who had disease as a result of vicious habits after I heir service in the army The vote was 61 to 18 This was nine more than the necessary twolhlrcln majority to override a veto PASTORSSTUDY DIVORCE EVILS General Assembly of CliUrch Delves Into Marriage Problems CINCINNATI Ohio June 2 T of marriage and divorce xvere laid before the one hundred and fortysecond general assembly of the Presbyterian church in the U S A today with a lively debate in prospect The report of the com mittee on marriage divorce and re marriage was expected to draw the criticism of the Philadelphia Fret bytery as dealing too frankly wich personal matters A suggestion that pastors form classes to instruct young persons concerning marriage and sex was included in the report The church was urged to take a more active in terest in marriage divorce and the home and to exert itself to under stand The peculiar social condi tions in which young people find themselves The committee asserted the atti tues which are to support sex and marriage and the continuing home should be honestly stated The younger generation was taken to task for sagging morality biit the remedy is better understanding not scolding the committee saul The ministrys present double function of representing both the church and the state in marriage ceremonies was termed unsatisfac tory The committee suggested Llmt in the future two ceremonies might be recommended one civil and the other religious The religious cere mony should be optional but would represent the positive conviction of the couple and would save the church must embarrassment Amendment of the Presbyterian confession of faith to eliminate tb specific denouncement of marriage with unbelievers and Catholics was recommended as more in accord with the religious temper of our day Probe Mob Action in Oklahoma 100 Witnesses Testify CHICKASHA Okla June Investigation into mob activit which Saturday resulted in the fata stabbing and shooting of Henry Ar go a Negro today brot a statemen Attorney General J Berrj King that he expected a number o arrests to follow an inquest set fo tomorrow More than 300 witnesses have been summoned for the hearing int the Negros death who was charged with attacking a white woman Th attorney general was directed b Gov W J Hollowny to aid R F Grady county attorney in making an investigation Argo was stabbed admittedly by G W Skinner the womans hus band after tlie mob had dispersed anri tho public was admitted to the jail Previously ho was shot by an unidentified rioter LIGHT VOTE IS CAST HERE IN STATE PRIMARY Voting to Continue Until 8 OClock Monday Night A light vote was being cast here Monday in the primary election ased on the records at the polling places at 2 oclock in the afternoon Election clerks and judges were not rushed at any period during the lay in the eight Mason City pre cincts and the counting boards vhich started at 10 oclock were keeping up with the voting in most of the precincts The fact that counting boards started at 10 oclock in the morning nstead of at 1 oclock in the after noon as in former elections will acilitate the handling of the bal ots in Mason City Clear Lake and Rockwell The voting places will remain open until 8 oclock Monday even ing 1253 ftt 3 P M At 3 oclock the vote in Mason City was approximately as follows Was Noted as Watchdog of U S Finances General Had Long Ca reer as Financial Expert WASHINGTON June 2 bert M Lord former director f the budget died today General Lord had been in poor ealth since his retirement as direc or of the budget last year His son Taj Kenneth P Lord had recently isited him but had returned to ort Leavenworth a few days ago His daughter Mrs Frank Van Ren selacr of Elmira was with him hen he died at a m at his ome General Lord resigned June 1 929 announcing he intended to ake a position with the firm of Ar hur S Kleeman company invest ment brokers in New York Ill leatth however had prevented any xtensive participation in business President Hoover said he rc jrettcri the resignation intensely and generously praised his work for the government General Lord was a 20V 116 27 15 IB 8 14 11 First ward first precinct First ward second precinct Second ward first precinct Second ward second precinct Third ward first precinct Third ward second precinct Fourth wgrd first precinct Fourth ward second precinct Total 1253 Vote Two Years Ago Two years ago the total vote by precincts in Mason City was as follows First of first 505 Second of first 402 First of second 1030 Second of second 719 First of third GG2 Second of third 679 First of fourth 603 Second of fourth 415 The total vote in Mason City was 5105 and in the county it ran to SS93 In Clear Lake shortly after noon the total votes cast had reached only 264 indicating that as else where in the state the Cerro Gordo county vole would be uncommonly light member of the Christian church Science U S PAYMASTER VOTING QUIET DES MOINES June 2 Re ports from cities thruout Iowa in dicated that the primary election vote at noon today was even lighter than anticipated Doubt was expressed in some quarters whether the 1928 total 369000 would be reached despite the fact that this year there is a senatorial contest Rain started to fall at Des Moines shortly after noon and was expected to slow up the vote The weather bureau reported the shower was en tirely local however Campaign headquarters believed that rain would increase the farm vote on the other hand because field work could not be done in that case 3000 at Sioux City Only 3000 votes had been cast ftt Sioux City at noon and officials predicted that the total there would not pass 8000 More than 40000 Sioux City persons are registered Cedar Rapids Davenport Clinton and Mnrshalltown also reported a light vote with few more than 1000 ballots cast at Cedar Rapids during the morning Heavier voting was expected liere after factories doss At Marshall town only half as many persons had voted at noon as in the primary two years agn Only 1000 at Bonne About 1000 ballots had been cast at Boone by noon which was said to be a fairly sizable vote A new permanent registration system was being inaugurated there Voting was reported light in Fort Dodge and Webster county during the morning but it was expected to increase during the afternoon Both Boone and Fort Dodge are in the tenth district home of three of the republican senatorial candidates and site of a three cornered race for con To Herbert M Lord belonged tu distinction of having been the grei rst paymaster the world ever ha known During the less than months in which the United State participated the World war Gen era Lord director of finance fo the war department paid out more than Turn to Filco 111 Column GRAF PREPARES FOR TRIP HOME Thousands See Giant Air liner at Lakehurst Hangar LAKEHURST N J June 2 T ngatn received the hom age of multitudes of air minded Americans the famous German dir igible Graf Zeppelin was being prepared today for its seventh ransAtlantic crossing enroutc home on a voyage touching three continents Thousands of visitors streamed thru the naval air station hangar yesterday to gaze at the huge air ship while workmen repaired brok en struts and pumped fuel gas aboard to have the air liner ready for its departure set for 8 oclock p m C S T tonight Mnny Visit Graf All that remained to be done to day before the dirigible sets out on her 5500 mile trip to Friedricti shafen Germany by way of Se ville Spain was the replenishing of the supply of hydrogen in the lift ing cells Previous visits of the Zeppelin seemed only to have intensified in terest in the airship judging by the throngs which journeyed 10 the naval station by airplane tram mo tor car and on foot to view it Marshalled in long qneques by marines and navy men the visitors moved thru the hangar in an un broken line for 11 hours gazing at the huge bag and peering into the cabins and gondolas Enlisted Mrn Included Two enlisted men from the crnw of the U S navy dirigible Los Au geles have been invited to make Ihe trip to Friedrichsliafen as unjfii cinl members of the crew W A Russell chief machinists mate and P L Peckham cliinf boatswains MARVIN PERSON DIES IN CRASH WITH NEW SHIP Heavy Gale Tossed Craft to Ground on Spotts Farm brot a sudden end 1 Cerro Gordo countys first Glider club Sunday afternoon when Mar vin Person treasurer of the organ ization and local cowtester crashed to the ground in the newly pur chased ship and died a few minutes later on the Paul Spotts farm seven miles enst of Mason City The tragedy was witnessed by nearly 100 persons from the neigh borhood who had gathered to see the first performance of a glider in North Iowa The glider a Waco ma chine arrived last Thursday was ut together by the amateur mem ers Friday and Saturday and given 3 first trial Sunday Demonstrated Glider Despile a 30 mile wind from the ouththe members ot the club kept p their demonstrations with the glider thruouti the day but it was not until the fatal flight at I oclock Sunday afternoon that two men who clung to the wing ropes on trie in sistent demands of the flyer let go The release caused the ship to soar so rapidly that the tow rope fas tened to an automobile 40 feet ahead broke With all conne his ground severed the an airplane but t pounds was of the gaTe reached its peak Mr Person who afew miriiitea before had been so certain ha could handle the ship became panic stricken as he felt the ship caught and suddenly raised by the wind His hand dropped from the con trols The glider which had been facing the wind turned half way around and within a distance of 10 rods descended 30 feet to the ground striking its nose and one ing The impact was terrific de spite the fujt that tho ship was ighl and Mr Person suffered a roken neck Ship Turned Over The awe stricken spectators iished to the side of the fallen ship 1hey lifted the unconscious form rom the wreckage while someone ailed for a doctor With the weight if the body out of the ship the lidcr turned over backwards gainst a fence E HenleyofNora Springto rrived on the scene a few minutes ater He pronounced the young unns neck broken A few minutes ater Mr Person died Coroner W Z Lbng wns called but when in armed of the circumstances stated here was no necessity of his mak ng an investigation The funeral services are to be ekl at i30 oclock Tuesday morn US at the undertaking establish ment in Norn Springs I ftlWnr is Rlirneci As the body oC the young cow ester was being taken away his associates tore up and burned ths glider They were thru with that Turn Incc IK Column If Jason were out in search of the golden fleece nowadays go to Wall Street and joint a bear lii7Pttu been designated by M R Pierce coin About 7000 persons were esti mated to have visited Des Moincs polls by 1 p m and eight rural Polk county precincts reported 861 votes nt noon A few DCS Moincs precincts wore heavy but the voting was alow in the majority male have Commander manding officer of the station to make the trip Application was made to the navy department for permission for them to make Ihe trip In the passenger list are six per sons who made the trip from Eur ope to South America and here on the Graf They were the Infante Don Alfonso cousin of the King nf Spain Col Fmilio Herrera of he Spanish air force Dr Jeromma Megias physician to King Alfonso Senor Fredericn Garcia Sanciiix Mrs Mary Pierce of New York and Sricky merchant of Zurich Switzerland IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday nlghr Tuesday cloudiness possibly followed liy showers il night in the pxtromn wrst por tion No I Hindi liango in tfiiu poriiturv LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette wonthcr for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday SI Minimum in Night At 8 a m Monday 70 Figures for like period ending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 70 Minimum in Night r3 If the voters dont turn out in force thfs day surely the weather man is not to be blamed At 8 oclock the mercury had climbed to the 70 mark with prospects of go ing on up at least ir degrees or so under tho influence of n south wind and a bright sun ;