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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 1, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas D AfLY PAPER Edited for the Home k XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVICB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 1 1930 UNITED PKESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SKKV1CB NO 123 AJI Coops Mast Pay McCarl R ules on Handling of Loan j Charges JAPAN ASKS MORE SECURITY By JtADFORD E MOBLEY Correspondent ASHINGTON March 1 Comptroller Gen eral J R Mc Carl has ruled that Iowa farm coop erativea must bear charges for the handling of loans under the federal farm board act it was learned here today board it self has hitherto proceeded on the contrary opiniph Me Carl said It appears that the loan contract entered into with your board in all cases provides that all expenses connected the making of loans thereun der including of custodian i and the salaries and ex penses connected with the inspec tion and examination of warehous es the checking1 and classing of merchandise and the inspection and examination of collateral documents incident1 thereto shall be paid by the applicant Charges to Applicant Such provision of the contract fixes on the applicant the liability for the charges referred to in your letter ana the responsibility for the payment thereof regardless of the the bankacting as custo dian may look to your board for It the enforcement of said il chaiges Under such circumstancesit Is not apparent how orwhy either of the appropriations of your board should be considered as available for the payment of such charges upon a reimbursement basis or agreement not because the procedure would result in a corApli cationof the accounts but because neither the revolving fund nor the fliriistrative expense appropriaT legally chargeable with he for byvTieTSgrTculti marke tin g dot of June 15 1929 46 Sta 11 is specifically made available loans under sections 7 and 9of the act and for insurance advances un der section 11 and it is not believed it was the intention of the congress Turn to Ingc 8 Column 1 DECORAH PROBE IS IN SECRET Teeters Arrives to Aid In vestigation Into Girls Death Vs i Ith Nerves Unshaken Pays With Life WIFE Dodge Sheldon AT MANS SIDE IN LAST HOURS NAB ESCAPING BANK BANDIT 1 DECORAH March 1 Secrecy concerning investigation into the death of Romelda Casten 14 contnued here today with the fourth renewal of a private cor oners inquest Belief was expressed unofficially that the giand jury was receiving information in the case Wllber J Teeters of the University of Iowa state toxicologist who examined the girls vital organs arrived here yesterday but authorities would not indicate whether he presented a report The girl died last November at her home near Locust a few hours after her parents had come here for the day The family had been planning to remove to Decorah Poison was said to have been found in her organs after lack of an cause of death prompted investigation The inquest has VcPa continued four times to hear naw evidence Supreme Court and Gov ernor Refused to In tervene COLUMBUS Ohio March 1 Dr James H Snook the iron nerved professor who killed his stu dent mistress Theora Hix paid with his life in the electric chair at Ohio penitentiary last night The former instructor in veterin ary surgery at Ohio State univer sity went calmly to death for the crime which he confessed in his last hours was deliberately planned to end an affair which threatened to ruin his position and reputation It was eight months and 17 days after he left the multilated body of the 24 year old girl lying on a lonely rifle range near the city limits Eats Last Dr Snook who was 50 walked unassisted to the chair His manner was cool his eyes alert his lips si lent A minister from whom he had just accepted communion intoned a benediction as two guards ad jus tea electrodes to Dr Snooks right leg and the top of his head Six thous and volts of electricity passed thru his body in three separate charges He was pronounced dead at 709 oclock p m according to the peni tentiarys official 1 records which close tieicaaeoifcUvCV Today Snooks bodywasat the disposal of his faithfulwife Helen Marple Snook who visited Him daily for the past week as the Ohio supreme court the federal su preme court and Governor Cooper refused to intervene in his behalf She shared his last meal with him and stayed at the penitentiary uu til he had been executed Then she went to her home evad ing the curious crowds by a ruse and keeping secret her plans for thj burial She had nothing to say Kept SelfControl Snooks self control was not shaken during his last hours Ex cept for a trace of annoyance when the barber was late to shave him and for signs that he had been weeping after parting with his wife he was perfectly calm as he pre pared to die His last meal was of fried chick en prepared by the wife of Warden P E Thomas as she always does for condemned men With him were Mrs Snook his pastor the Rev1 Isaac E Miller of the King Avenue Methodist Episcopal church the 2 Teams Are All Ready for Final Game Ft Dodge Comes From Behind to Enter Last Round Iu the semifinals of the North west district tournament for junior colleges held Saturday morning in the high school gymnasium Sheldot took an overtime game from Boone 3125 and Ft Dodge won from Es therville 3829 Sheldon and Ft Dodge will meet in the final game of the tournament to decide the champion Saturday night at oclock The two teams defeated in the semifinals Esther ville and Boone will meet at oclock to decide the third place rat ing y Latest reports have it that a large crowd will be over from Ft Dodge to back their team for the champion ship fight at Sheldon Wins In the first game of the morning Sheldon showed her heels to Boone for the greater part of the contest only to have the Boone five tie the score in the last minute of playat 2525inthe overtime period to de Jpntest Knaver ot Sheldon MILLIONS ASKEO FOR JOBLESS 8Y IOWA SENATOR Brookhart Would Have Red Cross Expend Giant Kund Turn to Page 8 Column 3 After seriously wounding Jailer James Crubaugh in his attempt to shoot his way out of the county tail at Sioux CityFreddie Dunn alleged hank robber was recaptured and placed in solitary confine ment He is shown above with Alice Martin arrested with him at Chicago two weeks ago where police discovered in stolen bank notes on hisperson AUNT HET By Robert Quillen A sick man is so unreas onable Pa fussed at me when I was fixin a hot flat iron for his feet an dropped it on his stomach but it was so hot hold it no longer HOWE IS AFTER RIGHTS TO PLAY Texas Editor Says Author Stole Idea From Dead Convict AMARILLO Tex March 1 Gene Howe editor of the Amarillo News will leave here Monday for New York with the announced pur pose of either closing the bigget dramatic hit in New York or procur ing anequitable settlement for an Amarillo widow and mother Howe referred to the play The Last which he asserted was based on the experience of Robert Blake son ofMrs Ella Blake of Amarillo Blake was executed in the state penitentiary about a year ago Just before his execution he wrote a playletr The Law Takes Its Toll which was published in the Ameri can Mercury and the rights of which were given Mrs Blake as her sons only legacy This playlet Howe charges was used by John Wexley in writing The Last Mile According to New York news papers Howe said Wexley stated he obtained the idea and the words for his first act from Blakes play let However Mrs Blake informs me that she did not give permission for use of the playlet Wexley or his representatives have been In com munication with Mrs Blake but they have not to terms Mrs Blake Howe said spent every cent she had in an effort to t c her son from the electric chair He declared that either Wexley must do the right thing or he would at tempt to enjoin tho producers of the play 2LEAVENWORTH PRISONERS FLEE Pair Uses Forged Passes to Get Out of Peni tentiary LEAVENWORTH Kans March forged outside passes Thomas Holden and Francis L Keating serving sentences of 25 years each for robbing a mail oar on a Grand Trunk railroad train at Evergreen Park El in Septem ber 1926 escaped from the federal penitentiary here yesterday and still were at large today With a new guard at the main entrance of the prison Holden and Keating appeared about 10 oclock yesterday morning In some unde termined manner they had pro cured two pass cards of the regu lar kind used by trusty prisoners detailed to outside employment They had obtained photographs of themselves which were pasted on the backs of the cards as regularly required The guard allowed them to pass thru the gate and their escape was not discovered until late afternoon A half mile west of the prison the heavy duck coats worn by the prisoners were found and nearby were the forged passes Warden Thomas B White today was conducting a rigid investigation to discover how the men obtained the passes and photographs Holden who is 33 years old and Keating who is 31 were received at the penitentiary from Chicago May 5 1928 and had excellent records while in the prison They were sentenced in United States district court in Chicago March 24 1928 for the mail robbery in which S133000 was stolen Two men boarded the train held up the mail clerks seized a bag containing the money consigned to a Chicago su burban bank and escaped Aged Rock Falls Woman Breaks Hip in Fall on Ice Suffers Exposure ROCK FALLS March Margaret Brodrecht 82 is in a Mason City hospital suffering from a broken hip and from exposun which she received after a fall on the ice yesterday Mrs Bnxlrech layed on the ice for some time be fore she was discovered MARCH LION GOMES TO IOWA Northern Part of State to Get SubZero Tem peratures DES MOINES March 1 he March Lion1 came toIowa to day bringing lowering temperature high winds and a threat of sub zero weather in the north portion onight The coldest point in the state last night was Sioux City with 12 above zero while Keokiik with 24 above vas the warmest the federal weatn er bureau reported These tempera ures are due to take a further tum jle tonight the bureau said fore casting from 5 below zero in the northern part of the state to 5 above in the south portion A typical March wind swept the state last night with a velocity of 35 miles an hour reported from Sioux City February was one of the record breaking1 months in the history of tne local weather bureau Charles D Read meteorologist said On the twentyfourth the mercury climbed to 78i nearly 4 degrees higher than any former February tempera ture The same day witnessed the first thunderstorm of the year the earliest reported to the bureau its records disclosed Precipitation during February was declared less than normal the total for the month approximating one half inch scoring while Sheldon grot a six poirii lead Russell Boone guard with five baskets and a free throw was the scoring power for Boone and Beck ett played a good game at center In the second contest of the morn ingEstherville was gradually won down after carrying a good lead un til the last five minutes of play and finally beaten 3829 Esthcrvllle Leads The score at the half was 10J3 for the Estherville quint and thej added a few points lead after the second half opened but the hoys looked tired and Bennett their star center lacked the scoring ability in the last quarter that he showed else where in the tournament Cox wen out of the fray on personals in the final quarter and once the Ft Dodg five had passed the tie mark of 2525 the Estherville bunch were unable to get in the leadagain The Ft Dodge five appears to in perfect shape physically and car ried the speed of the game to thei opponents thruout and gradually wore them down with a pace tha was too fast tor them Minkel tie the score at 2525 but it was Par sons and MacKenzie that scored th baskets to give the winners a sub stantial lead WASHINGTON March 1 The appropriation of 000 to be expended by the American Red Cross and the quartermaster general of the army for the relief of unemployment was proposed in a resolution introduced today by Sen ator Brookhart republican Iowa and referred to the senate appropri Lions committee for consideration After the introduction of Brook arts measure the unemployment uestion came in for discussion ith Senator Wheeler democrat vlontana asserting the problem ould not be solved by red baiting y tne department of justice Wheeler called attention to news aper reports of communistic up isings and an editorial in one aper headed Red Baiting by the epartment of Justice There is no doubl the senator aid that there is a great deal of memployment but it is not going 0 be solved by red baiting and the jolicemans club He said he hoped the justice de partment would not start what he inscribed as a red drive saying this iad been rdone during the adminr 1 stirft tiorist o C TiamtfrVpaughe rtrj feria Burns r Wheeler contended that the Hoover conference with industrial leaders increased rather than di minished because it scared some industrialists into the belief that a real depression existed and caused them to lay off men MAT CHAMPIONS Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS March 1 Taft what a lovely old soul he is fat and good natured STou know of all our presidents that this gener ation k n e w some we knew some we felt we didnt k n o w some we ad mired their great ability some we had great faith in and all of them WILL to us symbolized the great office they occupied but just as a man and a real honest to God fellow Mr Taft will go to his grave with more real downright affection and less enemies than any He alwaya seemed like he was one of us Its great to be great but its greater to be human He was our great human fellow because there was more of him to be hu man We ae parting with 300 pounds of solid charity to every body and love and affection foi all his fellow men Yours WILL ROGERS MADRID FACING MPIALLAVIf CRISK TOKYO DEMANDS BASED ONUS SEA STRENGTH Orientals Want toi Be Safe From Possible Yankee Attack 1 ONDON March 1 promi i nent Japanese who is close to he Japanese naval delegation here today quoted the first Napoleon in explanation of his countrys atti ude toward a 70 per cent big cruis er ratio with America NapoleonBonaparte said An attacking force to be sure of sue cess must have a superiority of at east 50 per cent over its enemy The Japanese today said Japan believes tlioroly in the Napoleonic maxim and for that reason it is asking TO per cent of Americas cruiser strength Look for Security While we do not anticipate ever going to war with America yet at the sametime conservative Ameri can naval as conservative Japanese npval men are always looking toward the question of se curity Since the United States is our greatest and nearest armed neighbor it stands to reason we must take herinto consideration theoretically when figuring out rel ative naval strengths Now the fivefivethree battle ship ratio comes very near to a 50 per cent superiority in order to bo technically secure we must have an increased ratio in other branches arms With the 70per cent and 50 per cent merged feels stoe rhich DEMPSEY WILL START TRAINING ROCHESTER Minn March 1 Dempsey former heavy weight champion indicated here to day that he will start intensive training in about six weeks with a view to getting into physical con dition to return to the ring One Killed Another Hurt in Car Accident COUNCIL BLUFFS March 1 man is dead and another is believed dying at a local hospital of injuries received last night when the automobile in which they were riding was struck by a fast pass enger train at a blind crossing Har old Anderson 23 died of a skull fracture early this morning Harry Capon 31 his companion is not ex pected to recover AMES March 1 Dodg appeared certain this afternoon repeat as the state high school wrestling champions of Iowa Altho tied wiCh Cherokee with 7 points the Fort Dodge grapplers had four of the 18 men still remain ing in the tournament the close of tile semifinal round this noon Cherokee had but two Towa Falls with 4 points scored and i men still competing for the championship was also considered as haying a chance to win Sensation of Tourney The championship Fort Dodge team has produced the sensation oE the tournament so far Frank Gar gano who last year won the 135 pound championship in the state meet and also in the national inter scholastic tournament at Chicago has thrown every man he has met in this tourney He is competing in the 145 pound class and was con sidered certain to win that individ ual title Kenneth Ruggles of Ames 103 pounder was the only other cham pion of last year to win his way into this afternoons final round Point totals of pther schools fol low Clarion 6 Sac City 4 Training school Carroll New Hampton and Ames 3 each Cres co 2 and Belle Plaine Graettlnger Union Humboldt Odebolt Perry and Scranton 1 each Matrimony says a writer is an institution of learning In which a man loses his bachelors degree without acquiring a ansas Gazette Chemist says food can be made from sawdust Why to be certain With a little mustard or something on it It would beat Taft Grows Weaker Now Barely Talks WASHINGTON March 1 noting iv slight im provement in the condition of William Howard Tuft In Hie official a in bulletin the physicians attending him an nounced lit 1 45 p ill that the former president and chief jus tice was just about the smile WASHINGTON March 1 William Howard Taft today was slowly sinking into death while a great nation sorrowfully awaited the end that could not be far away Growing weaker as the hours passed the distingviished man who alone in all American history 1ms held the offices of president and chief jvisticc of the United States had lapsed into a comatose condi tion which permitted no more than an occasional barely perceptible flash of the famovis smile as he momentarily recognized some of his family at the bed side Little Clmnfjc in Condition Taft was said today by attend ants to be quieter if anything than last night It was added thai there was little change in his condi tion The former chief justice slept un brokenly thruout the night his nurse said and awakened npparent ly more calm He remained how ever only intermittently conscious as for several days past His physicians did not expect to examine their patient until shortly before noon unless there was a change for the worse The mighty ones of official Washington expressed their solici tude and sympathy in the few ways sent to the Taft home cards left at the door and now and then a brief visit with iTurtt In 1nue 8 s r Strong Measures Planned to Curb Disor ders MADRID Marcn 1 Damaso Berenguer Spanish premier has acted promptly to save the Spanish monarchy from the threat of republicanism sounded Thursday by Jose Antonio Sanchez Guerra former premier and echoed subsequently in street rioting and demonstrations Spain awoke today to full realiza tion that the character of the Ber enguer government mild enough in the days immediately succeeding fall of Gen Primo de Riveras dic tatorship has changed greatly overnight Strong measures were in force today to preserve the new government and repress further antimonarchial agitation It wis believed General Beren guer was ready to proclaim martial law at any time the situation should warrant it Guards around the royal palace and the university were augmented as a precautionary measure and reserves were held in readiness in case of disorder There were minor disorders in Madrid and the provincees last night altho on the whole the na tion was comparatively quiet Groups of students appeared on the balconies of the university shout ing Down with the monarchy Long live the republic There were similar disturbances in Barcelona After a cabinet council and con ferences of King Alfonso with Gen eral Berenguer and other Spanish notables it was announced on be half of the government that cen sorship would be tightened on news dispatches to prevent spreading o sntigovernment propaganda and that civil governors of the pro vinces had been instructed to pre vent demonstrations and diffusion of such propaganda will not menace Ainerlca way U S Amply Protected It must be remembered that America with its 10107 ratio has ample protection so far as Japan is concerned in case of of course is unthinkable At the same time Japan keeping the Na poleonic theory always in view be lieves that with these ratios Am erica will not have sufficient naval strength theoretically to attack Ja pan successfully In other words everybody will be happy with no harm done We certainly cant attack America and we wish to feel America cant at tack us Despite efforts of leaders of tho five power naval conference to make a show at continuation of their work the fact is that actually very little negotiation for a navallimi tation agreement is under way here pending return of a French delega tion to London With conference spokesmen si lent it appears that the American Turn Page 8 Column 51 r SKt Wea to Spend Three Million for Iowa Improvements SIOUX CITV March 1 veying of the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad tracks between here and Manila prepara tory to improvements is under way officials said today Installation of double tracks on the 90 mile stretch will make pos sible routing of transcontinental trains thru Sioux City New rails weighing 100 pounds a yard will be laid U S Attorney Ameli asks every citizen of Kings Queens Nashua and Suffolk counties to be prohibi tion spies All peek a booze New York Evening Journal IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Saturday nlghr jirnl Sunday cold tr tonight moderate cold wave in east portion continued cold Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday S8 Above njinlmuni in Night 13 Above At 8 A M Saturday 15 Above Snowfiill 350 Inches Precipitation 20 ot an Inch March made what must be re garded as a lionlike entry Satur day morning The mercury was de scending to the lowest mark touched since the night of Feb 14 and snow filled the air driven by a north west wind The wind diminished somewhat Saturday morning but snow continued to filter down much of the forenoon WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week begining Monday March 3 For the upper Mississippi ind lower Missouri valleys and the northern and centra great plains Rising temperature first of week probably no marked general changes thereafter not much pre cipitation likely ;