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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 4, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PA Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI flVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION fFTV THWA A TTTVT i MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 4 1930 TOTMD PRESS AKD INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLKMENTAJ SERVICE Willing Candidate Davis Crosses Many Bridges to Win Race two By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 4 CCPA Secretary o f Labor James J Davis certainly desires to please A few years ago when Presi dent Hard Ing wanted to ap point him to his cabinet and an awkward situa tion threatened to develop be cause he was a P and Secretary of Treasury Mellon was a Pennsyl vanian also and cabinet members from the same state were a trifle too J promptly discovered that he was from Illinois instead thus ending the whole difficulty Much more recently finding the Keystone State G O P in sore straits for a senatorial what did Davis immediately recall that after all his home was in Pittsburgh so now we see him on the waiting list to be fitted for toga at next Novembers election TT would have been embarrassing to the white house in view of its wellknown dry attitude if Mr Davis had made his campaign as a wet for the Keystone states G O P senatorial fact so embarrassing that James J could Turn to rnpe 2 Column 3 DRYMEASURES UP IN HOUSE Wet Bloc Loses Fight to Pre vent Action on Hoover Suggestions WASHINGTON June 4 wetdry fightin the house today cen tered upon a bill to strengthen pro hibition enforcement by authorizing United States commissioners to try petty offenders against the anti liquor statutes It wag one of four approved by the Hoover law enforcement com mission as means of reducing present congestion in the federal courts The three others were passed by the house late yesterday anil today awaited action by the senate They were The Stobbs bill to fix the maxi mum punishment for a misdemeanor at six months imprisonment and 5500 fine the Moore bill to permit an accused person to waive the constitutional right of trial by jury and the Christophcrson bill to amend the United States codes def inition of a misdemeanor and fix the penalties for such offenses in con formity with the Stobbs measure The wet bloc sought to prevent action on the bills but was over ruled in a debate on the procedure under which they were to be con sidered It succeeded however in deferring a vote on the fourth meas ure until today The wets asserted that this bill was contrary to ex isting judicial procedure and uncon stitutional A number of members ordinarily classified as drys joined them in this view LaGuardia of New York and Bachmann of West Virginia republicans and Tuckrr of Virginia and Celler of New fork democrats led the fight against the measure Chairman Graham of the judi ciary committee himself a wet who has spent several months in the de velopment of legislation to carry out the commissions recommenda tions led those urging enactment CONVENTION MAY CALLED Cannon Answer Questions BISHOP CLAIMS GROUP HAS NO INQUIRY POWER Would Refuse Even If Subpoenaed Says Churchman Upper Iowa Gets De AUNT MET By Robert QuilJen Husbands is easy led astray an if I was a girl I wouldnt trust none of em with other women unless he had religion or a bald head VJ7ASHINGTON June 4 lT fiant in his refusal to answer Bishop James Cannon Jr told the senate lobby committee today it was no business of congress what he did or what money he spent in his purely private antiSmith activi ties in 1928 While applause and hisses swept the hearing room the grayhaired bespectacled little Southern Metho dist churchman declared he could not be persuaded even by warnings that others have gone to jail for refusing to answer senatorial ques tions Will Never See it Youll never see that account he almost shouted when asked about the expenditures of the antiSmith movement he headed Again and again he replied I de cline to to questions about his part in the campaign and about the failure of his committee to re port to congress some of rue ex penditures Responding to other inquiries about contributors and contribu tions he said he could not remem ber The absence of a committee quor um will delay a decision whether contempt proceedings are to be lodged against him Despite last nights statement of Chairman Caraway that the bishop had a right to refuse as he did yes terday to answer questions on that subject Senator Walsh of Montana declared as acting chairman in Caraways absence he wanted Can non to reply Walsh declared in view of charges that Cannon failed to make a proper report of all his expenditure in the antiSmith campaign the committee had authority to ask about it Cara way takes the position only lobby ing activities can be invested under the committees grant of power Cannon Asked Permission At the outset Cannon asked per mission to make plain the 5303 transaction between himself and Dr E L Crawford secretary of the Methodist board of temperance and morals mentioned in yesterdays hearing The bishop then explained that this personal loan of Dr Crawford to himself for use in distributing antiSmith communications was re paid by him thru the proceeds of a pamphlet he himself later distrib uted Walsh said he still did not under stand asking why the was re ported as advance for printing a lecture Cannon replied he had distributed one of his lectures on prohibition repealunthinkable paying for the pamphlets with money paid him by the antiSmith organization Walsh said he did not wish to pur sue the matter further He then Turn to Pago 2 Column 4 AUTOCRASHIS FATAL TO TRIO Seven Others Hurt When Car Rounds Corner Hitting Group KIDYSER W Va June 4 Three persons were killed and seven others members of one they were run down by an automobile on the Keyser Cumberlaml road near here late last night The dead Mrs Faye Walker Barbara Walker 11 her daughler Junior Walker 8 her son The injured Mrs Edith Walker Johnson 22 married daughter the dead woman Sadie Walker 15 another daughter Samuel Walker 3 James Walker 18 Ernest Walk er 6 Esther Walker 6 months Betty Johnson 16 months The Walkers were visiting friends at Dawson and were returning home on a secluded section of the road when the car suddenly turned a curve and ran into the group po lice reported School Given by Eastern Pair Pledge of Pfeiffers in N Y Puts Campaign Over Mark OELWEIN June Upper Iowa is to continue as a nonsec tarian university was assured Tues day night when President J W Dickman announced the gift of from Mr and Mrs Henry Pfeiffer of New York City to the Upper Iowa Endowment campaign for continuance as an independent college following refusal to merge with Cornell college at Mt Vernon The goal in the campaign was and as S260000 had al ready been pledged the total sub scribed is well over the validating figure The closing date of the campaign is set for June 20 Neither Mr or Mrs Pfeiffer are graduates of the college but a brother of the former W F Pfeif fer resides on a farm near Fayette The announcement of the gift to gether with other facts and figures in conection with campaign was made by Mr Dickman at the annu al Upper Iowa banquet here to night GRAF IS NEAR SPANISH COAST Airliner Averages More Than 70 Miles an Hour on Trip FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany June 4 Graf Zeppelin rid ing the winds which blow from west to east sailed along the fortieth narallel today toward Seville Spain and thence home The winds which kicked up white caps on the bluo Atlantic beneath so accelerated the giant dirigibles speed that there was possibility Dr Hugo Eckeners estimate of 50 hours from New York to Seville might be bettered and a record set Travel 70 Miles an Hour At 10 oclock p m Tuesday C S T the Graf which left Lakehurst N J Monday at oclock p m C S T radioed its position from a point about 1825 miles east of New York and 500 miles west of Fayal Azores At 5 oclock p m C S T the Graf was reported passing over Horta Fayal The latter position indicated an average speed since leaving New York of more than 70 miles an hour There remained at the time about 1275 miles of the ocean journey to Seville which at the prevailing speed might be traversed in about 18 hours making arrival at Seville early Wednesday central time To Take on Mail Since leaving New York the Graf has departed only slightly from the general eastward route along the fortieth parallel dodging northward at the start to escape a low pressure area and southward as it neared the Azores to evade another depression Seville is almost due east of New York At Seville the Graf will debark several of its 22 passengers drop some of its mail cargo and take on such fuel and supplies as are needed for the remaining span of the 18000 mile trip which has taken the dir igible from Friedrichshafen to Seville to to Rio Janeiro back to Pernambuco to Lakehurst and New York and now back to Europe 10000 Quart Bottles of Whisky Intercepted by U S in Railroad Car WILMINGTON Del June 4 Cn thousand bottles of al leged whisky were seized by prohi bition agents last night from a rail road car enroute from Miami Fla to a point in New Jersey The agents were said to have learned of the shipment in Wash ington where it was reported tho car had been broken into while standing in a yard and some of the beverage stolpn ucugressman Haugen the veteran Northwood legislator who defeated Senator C A Benson EHsader for the fourth district nomination in Mondays primary COMPLETE VOTE GIVESKAUOENA LEAD OF 3353 Benson Carried Three Out of 10 Counties in District Other congressional com pleted totals will foe found in jiagn 2 With the compilation of the com pleted vote for representative m congress from the fourth district Representative Haugen of North wood is found to have a lead of 3 353 over State Senator C A Ben son of Elkadcr uls closest oppon ent The totals were Haugen 16111 Benson 12758 Strand 4052 The Northwood man carried ev ery county in the district with the exception of Floyd which he lost by five votes Payette being beat en by 14 and Clayton Bensons home county which gave the favor ite son a lead of 1293 votes Cerro Gordo county went 2752 to 1659 for Haugen THE COMPLKTK VOTB County Benson Haugen Strand Allamakee 612 Cerro Gordo 165 Chickasaw 1197 Clayton 2505 Fayette 2361 Floyd 1687 Howard 40S Mitchell Winneshiek Worth Totals 419 924 983 12758 1294 2752 1834 1212 2212 1582 1118 1149 1159 1289 16111 320 472 395 111 340 293 228 241 1042 574 4052 OGERS Says BEVERLY HILLS Cal June 4 These miniature golf course have sure been a life saver for the towns with plenty of prominent va cant lots In the past if you had a vacant lot you had been stuck with during the republican prosperity why all you could do with it would be to build a drug store or filling station But now you can get some thing permanent They try to make all kinds of odd hazards to shoot te ball by Why dont they just leave the weeds and trash on as it was You couldnt get better hunk ers than they had They are even buying costumes now to play this golf Yours 5 CRAZED MEN BEING HUNTED THRU MICHIGAN Three Escaped Maniacs Captured by Officers in Rye Field IONIA Mich June 4 capture in a rye field early today of three men reduced to five the number of maniacs still at large after a break from the state hos pitai for criminal insane yesterday The three men were captured by Sheriff William Franch and four as sistants who scoured the field on information received from a farm er They offered no resistance but two of them were taken only after a long chase Claimed 37 Victims Those caught in the field were Omar Hassan 47 committed foi murder who has killed a fellow in mate since being sent to the hos pital Joseph Babajak 35 commit ted from Saginaw for robbery Campbell and Dabajak ran as the posse entered the field anfl wero caught after a chase Hassan wa sittingin the field wfierr tnesherif and his men came upon him The three men told officers they had crossed a railroad bridge over Grand river immediately after their escape at oclock a m yester day and had hidden all day in woods near the Michigan reformatory on the opposite bank of the river Hassan in a boastful mood told Sheriff Franch that he had killed 3T men His record shows only two Returned to Hospital The quick roundingup of tho eight men regarded as the most des perate within a little more than 24 hours after 13 inmates majc their escape hy threatening guards with death allayed fears of countv residents that they might be harmed by the fugitives No resistance was encountered by the officers and posscmen in cap turing the eight men 3 BANK BANDITS UNDER ARREST Fourth Member of Michigan Quartet Escapes on Train MANCELONA Mich June 4 M brothers members of n quartet of robbers who held up the Antrim County State Savings bank here Monday were under arrest to day after two days of gunfighting ounng pursuit by posses in which five men were wounded The turmoil died down today and shotguns went back to their racks because the fourth robber escaped by train covering his tracks Sylvester Leonard and Fred El liott the three men under arrest are former residents of this com munity Leonard and Fred were wounded the former seriously late yesterday in a shotgun battle with possemen who came upon them in an alfalfa field R C Bennett member of the posse was woitnded Sylvester who was captured Monday night pleaded guilty in cir cuit court yesterday Sentence was deferred pending pleas by the oth ers Ghastly Crematory Neiv Feature of Gang Wars Bodies Now Spirited Away by Chicago Slayers CHICAGO Juna 4 crema tory for gangster ingen ious and ghastly device for remov ing the evidence of wholesale mvir hunted by states attor neys men today while police puzzled over another and particularly brutal gangland assassination Pat Roche of the states attor neys office said he had reliable in formation that a north side gang was cremating its murder victims thus getting rid of the corpus delicti The disappearance in re cent weeks of William Higgins St Paul Minn racketeer and Ben Bennett New York whiskey dealer has given credence to the crema tory report Roche said He pointed out further that within a week there have been two gang gun attacks in Chicago in which the victim after being shot down has been carried away in the automobile of his at tackers Body Was Cut The latest gang tenth in the Chicago area within three discovered last night The victim was Thomas Somnerio 33 years old who was tried and acquitted of complicity in the election day 1828 slaying of Octavius Granady Negro lawyer Somnertos body was found late lust night in an alley at the rear ol the SOO block on Harrison street Thebody was cut and bruised in dicatingtorture The wrists were wired A welt around the neck in dicated Somnerio had been gar roted Started Six Weeks Ago Indicted and tried with Somnerio for the Granady murder were Louis Turn to Page 2 Cnliiinn 2 Dan Turners 228488 Is High on G O P Ticket Dickinson Piles Up Pope Announces He Will Name New Cardinals ROME June 4 an nouncement was made today that the pope will hold a secret con sistory on June 30 and a public con sistory on July 3 at which new cardinals will be created No men tion was made as to how many cardinals would be created or whom they would he KcNltlfht Syndktc IDC Wonder why the nntivivisection ists dont extend a helping hand to poor candidates for appointment to the supreme Daily News Votes as Final Returns Come In DES MOINES Tuno 4 With only four of the 243t pre cincts in the state missing at 1 p m tho unofficial vote on thfi republican nomination for gov ernor gnvo Dan Turner a lead of 114748 votes over his nearest cpntestnnt Ed Smith of Winterset His plurality over Otto Lango nf Duhuque thn Ihird candidate In the race 206043 Thn totals Turner Smith 113740 Lanjre 22413 DES MOINES June 4 Final returns from Iowas primary election filtered in this morning to l the victory of Congressman L T Dickinson and Dan W Turner for the republican nominations for sen ator and governor respectively Turner with a total vote 110000 nhend of Ed Smith was high man on the republican ticket With re urns almost complete he had polled 222559 carrying all but 33 counties Farm precincts in northwest Iowa and his own territory around Corn ng in the southwest gave him luge majorities Adams his home county ran up a total of 298 votes or Turner against 96 for Smith and 15 for Lange Smith led in 12 of the 13 counties Turner lost Otto Lange the third candidate carrying Dubuque his lome county All but one of Smiths his n eastern Iowa They included Ce lar Clinton Clayton Delaware lenry Jackson Johnson Jones Linn Muscatine and Scott Dickinson similarly lost 13 coun ies to Gov John Hammill Three of them were in southwestern Iowa Harrison and Pottawat most of the others were along the Mississippi river Hammill was ahead in Cedar Delaware Clinton DCS Moines Jones Lee Muscatine Scott Wa nnd Washington with most f the returns counted It was pos sible he might add another county o his total Both Hnmmill and Smith found heir greatest support in cities Turner particularly made steady ileas to the rural voters for sup mrt of his proposed state income ax plan Dickinson also was strong i rural counties and in Severn I rank J Lund who also sought tht nomination ran ahead of Hammill URGES DIRECTOR OF BROADCASTING Saltzman Thinks Expert Should Pass on Requests First ATLANTIC CITY June 4 The appointment of a federal direc tor of broadcasting and the alloca ion of stations from the standpoint of area as well as population was idvocated by Maj Gen Charles Saltzman chairman of the federal radio commission in an address to day at the radio show i The director of broadcasting altzman said would he an expert vho shall receive nil applications icrtaining to broadcasting stations and who with the engineering stuff ihall study them as national prob oms and submit recommendations to he commission who will act as a ury and render decisions General Saltzman said the provi iion of present law which apportions facilities according to popula ion was wisely enacted to meet a iRcd but that area should be con idered in working out an equitable allocation BARN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING BURNS Grafton Property Destroyed by Blaze Following Bolt of Lightning GRAFTON June which originated from lightning destroyed the barn on the farm occupied by Frank Dierich three and onehnlf miles northwest of here last nigVt Fortyfive chickens one some harness and other equipment were destroyed in the blaze Thj building was partly protected by in surance BYRD LEAVES ON LAST LAP City of New York Puts Out From Canal Zone for United States COLON Canal Zone June 4 Homeward hound on the last tretch of the journey from the Antarctic Rear Admiral Richard Evelyn Byrd and members of his ex Criition sailed northwarrl today oward New York where they hope o arrive about June 19 The bark City of New York left ere first with Rear Admiral Byrd aboard the Eleanor Boiling follow ing an hour later Both ships said farewell to Panama in a blinding rain which drove to shelter several hundred of those who stood on the pier to bid them farewell At the stern of the City of New York was the ships American flag frayed by tho Antarctic gales The flag was the same which flew from the barks stern almost two years ago when it left New York Divisional Presidents of Adventists Elected SAN FRANCISCO June 4 Eight divisional presidents of Sev enth Day Adventists in all parts of the world today prepared to take over either new or old duties fol lowing their selection yesterday fit the international conference being held here The Rev W G Wright of New Zealand was chosen head of the Australian division succeeding the Rev C H Wai son new president of the general conference SECRETARY STATE RACE IS STILL DOUBTFUL Saunders Leading With Greenwalt Second Hazlett Third A partially completed list of thn vote on secretary of shite by counties will he found on page BULLETIN UES MO1NKS Juno 4 With only lli bf llio slatos 2 precincts E i StiiiiKicrs of RmmctshiirK lal a Icjid of only H74 votos ovr t Grppinvnit of DPS Moincs In Ihe contest for the republican nnminntinn for secretary of state Saunders chairman of flip slatn board of conservation had polled 3d per cent of nil votes cast for he office nnd Groen wult had polled 305 per cent 1AES MOINES June 4 bat U tie in the state republican con vention to choose the partys nom inee for secretary of state in the regular fall election appeared Im minent today with nearly all of the unofficial votes counted from Iowas primary election VV E G Saundcrs of Emmets burg had a lead ot 2500 over his nearest competitor G C Greenwalt of Des Moincs but his percentage of the total vote was only 311 per cent necessary to win the nomination Greenwalt former vice commander of the Iowa American Legion had 302 per cent of the total May Go in Com Inlion Should 155 precincts still out standing fail to give either a vofe sufficient to roll up the needed per cent a four way contest looms in the convention John M Hazlett of Mason City who failed iii a campaign to win Hie nomination Uvo years ago nncl was runningthird in the primary race may c expected to make a hid for convention sup port as also may Charles Hindley of Clive who held fnurlli plat nearly 43000 votes behind Sannd eri In all other contests for the re publican nomination for offices be low governor unofficial returns in dicated the selection of present oc cupants of the offices by large ma jorities Arch McFarlane of Waterloo WHS leadingOscar Ulstad of Holmes hv SnOOO votes in the campaign for nomination as lieutenant governor J W Long of Ames had an even larger lead approximately over J H Strief of Sioux City in the race for auditor of state Johnson Loads Murhank Ray E Johnson of Muscatine treasurer of state led his partv op ponent W J Burbank of Moinos hy fiOOOO about 10000 lea than the lead Mark Thornburg of Turn to Ingo Column 1 Wea IOWA WEATHER Irohahly showers Wednesday night and Thursday pyrrpt nfnstly fair in extreme ucst por tions Thursday Cooler Thurs day nnd In north contra and cxtromo west portions Wednes day night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Minimum in At 8 A M Wednesday 72 Rainfall 22 nf an Inch After a day nf typical June heat clouds took command of the situa tion Tuesday evening nnd a fith of an inch of rain was precipitated upon Mason City between 7 and 9 oclock Added to the 121 inches of the previous night the June total of precipitation was raised to 14 s inches ;