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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PA Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI fIVE CENTS PER COPY HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 9 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 208 WetDry Fight Looms Battle Over Prohibi tion Seen for 2 Years Hence By CIIAJJLES P STEWART ASHINGTON June 9 CPA U S supreme court decisions in liquor cases have lost nil their kick recently Time was when wets and clrys aliks hung with bated breath on every syllable from the federal tribunal of last resort concern ing questions of wetanddry in terest Not long ago the supreme bench unanimously upheld the dry authorities right to seize home brew paraphernalia from bung holes to cocktail glasses and not a soul batted an eyelid Drys were not elated wets were not cast down Then followed the equally unan imous knocking out of the conten tion that liquor buyers are as guilty as it scarcely was commented on QBVIOUSLY enough all hands at tention is too much concentra ted on the big prohibition fight ahead to regard current develop ments a judicial character as of much importance That such a fight is coining is by no means a purely wet prediction Dr F Scott McBride of the Anti Saloon league freely recognized it Turn to 1ngn H Column SIMMONS LOSES IN PRIMARY RAGE Veteran Senators Defeat Blamed on His Refusal to Support Smith CHARLOTTE N Car June 9 colors of the North Carolina Jemocratic party in the race for the United States senate will be carried n this falls general election by losiah W Bailey year old Hal 5igh attorney Bailey defeated Senator Purni fold M Simmons who has served nis state in the senate for 29 years since he defeated Marion Butler the lust republican senator from North Carolina in Saturdays democratic jrimary With lniJ of the states 1799 precincts reported Bailey had a lead of 61905 votes The tabulation showed Bailey 183390 Simmons 121465 and Thomas L Estep wet 1073 Senator Simmons who for many was virtual dictator of the Jemocratic party in this state and vhose defeat was attributed by many to his refusal to support Al fred E Smith Uie democratic nom inee in the last presidential elec Uon said that on the basis of returns ie had received he had been de eated Intimations that the veteran leg islator might run as an independ ent were discounted when he termed such predictions as ridiculous Bailey entered the contest with the avowed intention of punishing Simmons for his refusal to support I Smith j Bailey will be opposed in the Noj vembeielection probably by either George E Butler of Clinton or George M Pritchard of Asheville republicans Meager returns from the first statewide republican pri mary ever held in North Carolina gave Butler 2885 Pritchard 4410 fivin Tucker of Whitevilie 1274 and H Grady Dorsett of Wake Forest NYE Accuse NESOTA MORE GANGLAND FIGURES SLAIN Armorer of Gangsters Critically 111 From Gunfire CHICAGO June 9 alias Frank Thompson often called the armorer of gangland drove into a New Milford filling sta tion last night weak from a bullet wound near the heart He would not talk altho physi cians said the wound might cause his death When Sheriff Harry Bald win of Winnebago county asked who had shot him hompsons only ans wer was I wont talk You ought to be smart enough to know I wonlt talk The attack upon Thompson dis covery of the body of Eugene Red i of ganglands toughest the state ment of officers that George Bugs Moran and several other important persons in the gang world are miss ing and presumably slain were weekend developments in the gang war revival Have Supplied Guns Thompson was questioned at length during the early investiga tion of the Moran gang massacre of Valentines day 1020 Police said he supplied the machine guns used in the massacre as well as other gang attacks Driving into the filling station last night Thompson stumbled out of the car and collapsed after tell ing the station attendant I am dying Get a doctor The discovery of Eugene Red McLaughlins body in the drainage canal Saturday was another instance of the effort gangster killers are making to dispose of the bodies of their victims McLaughlins body had been weighed with iron Body Spirited Away McLaughlin has been living at an address not far from the spot on Ashland avenue where only a short time ago a man was shot down and his body spirited away Police be lieve McLaughlin may have been that man Half a dozen gangsters most of them well known are missing and perhaps dead Pat Roche special in vestigator for the states attorney believes all have been taken on ganglands one way ride Moran In George Bugs Moran himself is one of the number Some detectives Tnm o 1nse 8 Column hooting His Wife AUNT MET By Robert Quillen it I kncrwetl Emmie was plannin a party She wouldnt o been bringin me plant cuttings id she hadnt been fixin to borrow some thin HAGEMANN TO FIGHT TAXES Democratic Candidate to Take Income Tax for Issue WAVERLY June P Hage mann Waverly attorney and deni ocratic nominee for governor will make a vigorous campaign for the office on an antiincome tax plat form he announced Here today He will begin his campaign in the late summer and plans on making a number of speeches thru the state The bitternessand vigor of the TurnerSmith fight over taxa tion may bring some republican votes to Mr Hagemann a strong opponent of the income tax demo cratic political observers here feel Hagemann a former state sena tor was candidate for congress sev eral years ago when Congressman T J B Robinson of Hampton was up for his first term polling more votes than any democratic candi date in recent years Hot Contest Is Seen Over MNider Post Brookliart Opposition Is in Borahs Hands By liADFOKD E MOBLEV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON June re port received here to the effect that Senator Smith W Brookliart will oppose confirmation of Han ford MacNiders appointment as minister to Canada has official Washington stirred to its depths With a number of service man friends in the senate and bearing the stamp of approval of both President Hoover and the Canadian government it seems rather cer tain that the precedent under which a senators objection to an appoint ment is deemed sufficient to bar it will come to a severe test Senator William Borah Idaho chairman of the foreign relations committee is said to be in receipt of a letter in which Senator Brook hart voices his opposition to Mac Nicler It is reported also that the senator has taken pains to confer personally with nearly all members of the foreign relations committee conveying additional assurance that he will oppose to the limit Colonel MacNidcrs confirmation Buck in Washington The senator is now hack in Washington from a chautauqua tour thru tlie south it was not until he had discussed the situation with some of his group that his decision to fight became known Belief was expressed that his formal letter would be taken up Wednesday Colonel MacNider was a week end guest of President Hoover on a fishing trip The situation arising out of the Brookliart opposition to confirmation doubtless came in for discussion in the course the visit but no announcement has been made concerning the course to be followed by friends of the former assistant secretary of war A Feud of Long Standing The enmity between Senator Brookhart and Colonel MacNider is one of long standing The senator accused Mr MacNider of having a hand in the election contest which resulted in the seating of Senator Dan Steck following the 1924 elcc fTtirn o Pace K Column III CAROL RETURNS IN TRIUMPH stivu Kimiuiiiii Irmcn ianil hiis nlurmil to tlui country wliicli Jio loft lour years ago aCtcr abdicating lus throne In order to live in 1aris wilh Madame MaRdu Lupescu At least that is the rea son lin gavn Premier Julps Maniu upon his arrival in Bucharest Cnrol Is 11 hero in Uiimnniu today mid ho has succeeded Ills young son IVticlmol as king instead of merely being appointed lo the re gency tTnrnl mill hs wifn Princess Ilolone whom he descried arc above Michael ami Madame Inpesou below NO COMPLAINT MINNESOTAN IS OF SOS CALL SHOT BY OFFICER OVERACGE OF Former Prince Placed on Throne by Legislative Decree IJLCIJMilCST KmiiuniiiJmir 9 early reconciliation between Hie mwly installed King Carol II of Itumaiiiii ami his former vvlfo Primess Helen today was toncast in official circles when Card returned their son Michael to his motli nr Joint coronation in October of Carol uutl Helen was pre dicted BUCHAREST Rumania June 9 King of Ru mania after five years of exile ICitig Carol II today was busy consulting political leaders ami iu picking up the threads of life once more in the capital of his fathers The most vital of Carols prob lems was the relationship between him and his former wife Princess Helen mother of 9 year old Mid ael former king and now back in the nursery Sees Vriucc Muhacl Carol had 011 interview with Prin cess Helen last night and it is un derstood it wus decided for the pres ent at any rate neither would apply for annulment of the decree of di vorce granted Princess Helen two years ago King Carol with Michael who now by legislative act is declared never to have been king at all vis ited the palace in which Helen re sides shortly after he hi had taken Ihe oath as monarch Both father and son were said to have been thrilled at their reunion Michiisl during his fathers long absence Turn In ruRi H Column o Oklahoman Injured in FigHt With Bandit OKLAHOMA CITY Okla June 0 J Conn 34 year old oil field fireman is in a hospital here today critically wounded because he attempted to eject from a cafe three bandits who interrupted his break fast As Die bandits leveled tlieir weapons nt the cafe cashier Conn grappled wilh the nearest who shot him thru the stomach and arm 100 DROWN ON CHINESE TRIP Vessel Strikes Rock in Yang tze River and Sinks SHANGHAI June 9 One hundred passengers and crew of the Chinese steamer Litung were drowned today The Yangtse river vessel struck a rock ofC Tung chow on the north shore of tnc rivers mouth and sank The Litung was threading its way among the numerous shoals and small islands of the estuary be tween Tsungming island and Tung chow when it struck the rock It was not knogn immediately wheth er any foreigners were on board GIRL VICTIM OF POISON HOAX Partner in Death Pact in Milwaukee Hotel Is Missing MILWAUKEE June n lieved the victim of a poison suicide pact hoax the body of a girl tenta tively identified as Ursulla Lang 10 pretty Chicago housemaid was in a morgue here today while detec tives sought a man in Chicago re puted lo have accompanied her to a well known Milwaukee hotel The girls body was found in a hotel room yesterday Bits of two poison labels on the floor led detec tives to believe that the who regisfercrl with her Saturday had entered a suicide pact wilh her but instead of drinking poison from his bntllo hru flrnrvlj n tin rnilfiRR IJnilul Interruption Came During Broadcast of Reeds Speech KULLETIX WASHINOTON Juno Federal rjdio commis sion asked tincommerce de partment radio division today tu investigate the SOS messages which disrupted a chain broad cast Saturday night by former Senator James A Kccct of Mis souri WASHINGTON June U iTI Charles Saltzman chairman of the radio commission said tciday he bad received no complaint witli refer ence lo S O S signals which dis rupted a chain broadcast Saliiday night by former Senator James A Reed of Missouri Senator Dill of Washington au thor of the radio was planning to bring the subject up in tho sen ate however Reeds speech was being broad cast from Sedalia Mn ana Lhe in terruption camo as he was denounc ing what he termed the trust The commission probably will not act Saltzman said unlcjS there is a complaint or a request for an investigation CARL Patrolman inLaCrosseWU QSAGE VOTING Fires at Fleeing Car LA CROSSE Wis June 9 A wild automobile chase thru the south side of La Crnsse ended in the shooting to death of George Larson Houston Minn at i a m by Pa trolman Alfred Hulzenbuehler Hntzenbuehler said he fired at the automobile in which four other men were riding in an attempt to bring it to u halt He had been ordered to watch for the machine because Larson and the others had figured in a brawl at a madhouse south of town Three shots were fired in the air he said and two at the tires One of tile latter he believed was aimed too high The bullet went thru the rear of the car and pased thru Nel sons neck killing him instantly IS INDICT Des Moines Man Held for Trial in Killing of Evelyn Lee DES MOINES June 9 McCunc today was indicted by the Polk county grand jury on a charge of first degree murder growing out of the abduction and slaying of D year old Evelyn Lee The indictment made no mention of Elmer Gibson arrested with McCunc a week after the girls body was found in a deep woods near the city May 10 County Attorney Carl Missildine said the grand jury was investigat ing charges of kidnaping against Gibson but had determined that he was not involved in the killing of the Lee trirl 16001 INCREASE Population of Capital City Is Given as 142469 DES MOINES June population of DCS Moines was an nounced today as 11240D by R W Colflesh census supervisor This is an increase of JO001 or 12f per cent over the total of in 1920 Colflesh also announced the cen sus for Polk county as 172757 an increase of 18728 or 122 per cent over the population of 151029 re ported in 1920 Colflesh said the population of greater Dea Moines which includes the citys immediate suburbs and outlying townships was 1G7018 an increase of 20858 or 142 per cent Chicago Police Hold lowan as Purse Snatcher CHICAGO June 9 Jen nings 17 who told police lie came here recently from Manchester Iowa today was in a police cell charged with purse snatching He was caught after a shorl chase by Ihe husband of Mrs Mary Ko chauski whose purse he was snatching GAS PLANT Two Companies Are After Franchise in Mitchell County Seat OSAGE June here J are voting at the first of two spe cial elections for gaining the will of the population on the gas problem The vote today concerned the al lowing of a franchise to the Skelly Oil company Tulsa Okla for the erection of a plant with which to furnish gasfor the city The second vote will be taken June 2ti on a similar franchise sought by the Central States Power and Light corporation The Central Light amT Power company owns ami operates tho electricity plant in Osripe Trial Is Postponed in Minnesota Judge Sick DULUTH Juno 9 on a motion for a new trial for Oscar E Dnhly and Ernest W Beaton former federal customs of ficials convicted on conspiracy charges scheduled for United States district court here today has been postponed indefinitely because of the illness of Judge W A Cant OGERS says NEW YORK June Rumania ought to feel mighty proud today Carol will be a great help In em in propagating the country His stable of wives and lady friends will move in later After seeing n Ihing like this there is not much doubt as to why this country dont want to get mixed up with a mess like that t would like to see Uie congratulations that arc sent by such men as Mr Hoover and King George Yours I Simdient at Judge Kills Woman Aftei Singing Bee Three Others H u r t in FreeforAll Gun Fight EUPORA Miss June ilj A justice of the peace was charged today with killing his wife in th confusion precipitated when he at tempted to search a car for liquor at a Sunday singing bee near here Three others including er woman were wounded in a fight j which attended the justices nclion Lee M Ferguson the justice rf the peace was freed on bis own recognizance on a manslaughter charge The date of a preliminary hearing was not set Tried to Search Car Information gathered by Sheriff John W Gary was that Ferguson wilh two Webster county sheriffs deputies arrived at a clmrch near here as the choral gathering was ending and attempted to search a car owned by Tom Brown Elkuis 10 Elkin protested and a struggle ensued in which shots wete tirciii and a number f men joined in El kins was shot thru a lung anu crit ically wounded Clubs and pistol butts vero brot into play Mrs Vergiiion ran into tho thick of Uie fray A outlet struck her and she fell filially wounded Sim J Scwalt 65 i bystander wus shot in a knee while T D Castle 18 and Archie Morris 23 j suffered bruised eyes ahJ heads j A stray bullet struck Mrs Floyd j Cooper 2i wounding her painfully in tho rig lit leg In Critical Condition 701kint was laken to n hospital at j Houston where his condition j was described as critical Witnesses raid that Elkins and a i friend Watts Bnwon were seated in the Elkins car waiting lor friends who were emerging from t the church Elkins demanded a j search warrant As the fight started Elkins was knocked out of the car or in some unexplained manner fell out There was disagreement as to when he was tho car or as ho lay on the ground Justice Ferguson was quoted by officers as saying that Flhins tried o lake his srm away from him STEGK TO OPEN 1930 CAMPAIGN Senator Will Be Speaker to Crowd of 5000 at Hawkeye HAWKEVE June ISenator Daniel Steck democratic senator in congress from Iowa will be the main speaker of the day here Thurs day when a crowd of more than 000 persons arc expected to attend the twentythird annual farmers picnic Senator Sleek stales that this speech will be the opening gun of j his 1930 campaign for election to the seat he now holds He will be opposed by L J Dickinson Algonai congressman from the tenth district j Senator Steck will be introduced by I Fred Bierniaun editor of the De corah Journal The occasion will also lake the form of a fair for the exhibition of j farm products dairy cattle and i flowers A free vaudeville program has boon arranged for tinafternoon and evening Report Levines Plane Will Make Ocean Hop rOOSKVKLT FIKLD N Y June D iIVCharles A Lovines Irans Allnntic monoplane Columbia was loaded with 2 gallons of gasoline today and freshly overhauled for a mystery flight the destination of which it was whispered would be Europe Lcvinn is in Paris and Kogcr Q Williams who flew to Spain in the i monoplane Pathfinder and who suI pcrinlended the overhauling of i ho Columhin was noncommittal The rumors were Ibat VVilluims would pilot tho Columbia on an ocean flight SENATE TO INVESTIGATE Chairman Says Hes Heard of Excessive Expenses CT PAUL Aliiin June P iTi In vestigation of campaign expen diture in Minnesotas three cornered republican primary contest for tho United Stales senatorial muni nation will he started immediately Senator Gerald P Nye chili nnafi of Uio senate committee on campaign ex penditures announced here today Senator Nye said the committee had heard of gross expenditures in the campaign but refused to dis close the details of Ihe charges or their source until we see whether they are justified or whether they would cast unjust reflect ion upon any candidate He said however the charges in clude allegations tlial gross expen ditures have been made in Ihe inter ests of both Senator Thomas D Schall and his chief opponent Gov ernor Theodore Christiansen Ac cusations but money was paid to induce John F former reg istrar of the state railroad inn warehouse commission to file as n third republican on i wet plat form and charges that eastern money has been sent iuto Minnesota to bo spent in the interests oC a senatorial candidate were made HEPORTERIS SHOT TO DEATH i Chicago Newsman Killed ir Midst of Crowd of Race Fans CHICAGO June U1 Jacob Lingle a reporter fur the Chicago Tribune was shut to death in UK midst of a crowd of race fans in the Michigan boulevard tunnel of the Illinois Central railroad today Single had just emerged from tlic eastern end of the pedestrian tun nel leading to the Randolph street terminal of the railroad when his assailant fired several shuts He fell lend struck itt tho back of the head The assassin fled o ttii street and disappeared Linsle had been a member of lie Tribune staff in or JO years hcimr assigned In general ronortoria work He was unrouto lo the afternoon races at Washington parlt when he was shot Scores of pcrsons on their way to the special nice trains were panic stricken by Ut pistol shots in the subway antlthc killer rnsily es caped in tinconfusion IOWA WEATHER Increasing and scatlerid showers Inisilav anil in extreme west portion Mon day night not much dialled in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS CJIobeGazelte weather figure for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunilnv 71 Minimum in Night n At 8 A Monthly rs Figures for like period pmlmj at N oclock Sunday morning Maximum Salnrdav Ii7 Minimum in Balmy days were back Monday A ftcr almost a week of subnormal tcnipeialiircf ihu mer cury Monday forenoon did a rapid rise from the nights low before SI oclock had passed tho 70 mark ;