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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 3, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas LY PA Edited for the Home HOME I VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 3 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NO 124 Oil Firms Would Join Litigation Started to Determine Legality I 1 Ely By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March Desiring to com bine their two outfits the direc tors of the Stand ard Oil company of New York and the Vacuum Oil company will get a friendly gov ernment official to start injunc tion proceedings against them to prevent t m from combining There is no other way of finding o u t whether or not the U S supreme court will let them combine TO be sure there is a jaw which tells exactly what companies can and cannot do when their man agers want to merge them Undoubtedly the companies law yers have a perfectly clear idea of this laws meaning So have Attor ney General Mitchell and his aides and all the supreme court justices separately and individually What congress intended when it passed thelaw is plain enough to anyone who takes the trouble to read it However the mere meaning of the law has nothing to do with the matter The problem to be solved ist What in the opinion of the su preme court as a body a majority it is the laws mean ng rvNLY extremely simpleminded folk imagine that they under stand the United States constitu tion because it appears to say so andso or that a law is a law be cause congress has passed it and it has been signed byUhe president The constitution and the laws mean what the supreme court in terprets them to mean possibly the supreme court de cides that a law is unconstitutional lt FOR JOBLESS Inquiry Grain Trade Conspiracy Looms preme court annuls it absolutely The New Yorlc Standard and Vac uum Oil companies legal advisers Turn to Page 8 Column UNDER CONTROL One Man Dead and 13 Others Hurt in New Orleans Fire NEW ORLEANS March 3 A river front fire of undetermined origin which1 burned to death one man and injured 13 others was brot under control early today after damaging a wharf two warehouses ajid a steamship Leonard Smith Warehouse supervisor estimated tha loss at The charred body of Joseph Ryan 46 Messman New Orleans was found aboard the steamship Scantia of the Dixie Mediterranean Steam ship company which drifted into midstream after the flames had severed its moorings The injured all of whom were members of the crew or visitors from New Orleans were trapped aboard the ship Mrs Elizabeth Battam 57 the only person seri ously burned was taken from the craft by Seaman Charles Lunn who gathered her in his arms jumped overboard and swam to safety Approximately 20000 bales of cotton were destroyed and 100000 damaged Half the damage was ac counted for in the loss of the cotton The Scanticy a 7825 ton ship was estimated damaged to the extent of 575000 BRITISH PRINCE BETTER LONDON IS NOT WORRIED Heir to Throne Plans to Abandon His Hunt ing Trip NAIKOBI Kenya Colony British East Africa March 3 noon today an official bulletin ah the condition of the Prince of Wales with malaria was yssuet read asfollows The condition of the Prince of Wales continues tr improve No complications have oc curred and his complete recovery a an early date is expected The prince heir to the British throne is suffering from an attack of subtertian malaria and has had to return here from South Kenya colony where he was and photographing elephants He was taken ill suddenly Satur day afternoon with chills and fever after a hard day in the brush near Voi where a fine herd of elephants had been reported Less Malignant Form Subtertian malaria isa familiar and less malignant form of the trop ical malarial disease group Its prin cipal characteristic is recurring fever and chills about every other day The prince received an antima larial inoculation in January aboarc the steamer Kfinilwortli Castle but fr in the disease always a terror to the white man m Africa Court Circles Not Worried LONDON March 3 circles feel no anxiety with regard to the attack of malaria from which the Prince of Wales is suf fering at Nairobi A high official at Buckingham palace said that it was not consid ered that there was any need foi worry Meanwhile King George and Queen Mary are being kept in constant touch with the progress of the illness by cable Important dispatches from Nai robi received in London today were conveyed immediately to members of the princes household It was predicted in some quar ters here the prince would remain Turn lo Pago 8 Column 5 GOOLIDGE TO ATTEND ARIZONA DAM CEREMONY Calvin Coolidgc has accepted an Invitation to attend dedication ceremonies Tuesday at Coolldge lam in Arizona The dam crosses the Gila river at San Cartns i VA AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen The ones that brag about their swell bathroom is the ones that used to bathe in a galvanized tub with an un dershirt sleeve for a wash rag Cops Shoot It Out With 2 Robbers DETROIT March 3 policemen with only a beam of re flected light from a robbers pistol as a target shot and killed two men who were attempting to rob the safe of the Harper theater on Har per avenue at 4 a m The gun battle in svhich powder burns on the face of one of the offi cers were the only injuries received by either policeman occurred in the dark attic of the theater above the main floorof the auditorium The robbers were identified as Phillip J Twomey 30 and Leo Gar bada 30 both of Detroit Patrolman Donald Bondy on whose beat the theater is located and Sergt Isaac Farley who was cruising in the neighborhood fol lowed tlie robbers into the attic aft er Boridy had discovered the men in the building and assistance had been summoned after tlie policemai was fired upon Unable to see the robbers Farley and Bondy flashed their pocket lights into the corners of the attic A reflected beam of light from the pistol of one of the thugs gavethe patrolmen a momentary target and they opened fire Their fire was re turned but the firing ceased be fore the police guns were emptied The roBbers who had crawled on the iron pipes paralleling the roof near a ventilator fell to the thin plastering of the ceiling Garbadas body fell part way thru PERBY FUNERAL HELD1NFC NervbuSiBrealiSDdwn in February FOREST CITY March R Perry here since 1870 was buried here this afternoon fol lowing a nervous breakdown which happened early in February His death occurred Saturday evening Mr Perry was one of the largest propertyowners in Forest City He was owner of the Forest City Can ning company a stockholder in the Forest City National and Thomp son Firdt National banks a partner in Ihe Koto and Perry Hardware company in Forest City and owned several buildings in the business otocks in town One of the first promoters of peat and development inJWinnebago and Hancock counties Mr Perry owned about 400 acres of this land which IB developed for truck gardening and general farm use He was the iroprietor of a large dairy farm on he outskirts of Forest City He was born tu Ellington town ship Hanoock county Nov 26 1863 3Ut moved to Forest City with his parents at the age of 7 He is sur vived by Mrs Perry three daugh ters Mrs J K Hilton Clarion Mrs L F Clifford DeWitt and Mrs Kenneth Schmidt Chicago and one son Burt Perry of Forest City His family had been notified and all were at his deathbed He also is survived by three grandchildren Sylvia and Dorothy Hilton and Keith Perry Funeral services were conducted it oclock at the Congregation al church with the Rey W J Suckow Alden former pastor of the local church in charge Burial was made in the Oakwood cemetery here Boards Act SehdsWheat llutloii to Speak CRESCO March Hut ton state secretary of the low Council of Religious Education wi hold a one day interchurch insti tute at Cresco Wednesday Othe workers in the county will appea on the nrotrram TAFT CONDITION BECOMES WORSE an FEAR ATTEMPTS TO UNDERMINE WORK OF BOARD Nye Resolution Also Would Check Groups Activities WASHINGTON March 3 vestigation by the senate to determine whether the grain trade las conspired to destroy the effec tiveness of the farm relief act was proposed in a resolution introduced today by Senator Nye republican North Dakota The resolution also would provide that the senate determine whethe the farm board has been fairly in terpreting the farm relief act an carrying out ita purposes The investigation would be con ducted by the senate agricultur committee which would be author ized to subpoena directors and off cers of the Farmers National Grai corporation and other witnesses The committe also would be d reeled to determine whether th jrain trade has instigated efforts he world market which would tend depress the world market for American agricultural products and to reflect such depression upon the cosmetic market for the purpose of discrediting the farm board Seek Part Played by Banks Inquiry as to whether the grim CHICAGO March 3 futures prices reacted tb 4 cents a bushel today to the post market announcement Saturday that the governments grain trac ing agencies had abandoned the pol icy of buying cash wheat from the farmers at a fixed price The final prices today were near j 10 cents under the basis on which the Farmers National Grain corpor ation will continue to loan money or the old wheat crop until July 1 but which will no longer be used as a purchase price Closing wheat futures quotations were March May to July 5110 to ij Sept to 5112 Besides the cessation of fixed price buying by the farm board weakness at Liverpool and persist ent lack of export buying weighed cown prices today Private esti mates of domestic stocks of wheat m farmers hands showed a reduc tion of 39000000 bushels as com pared with a year ago but visible and invisible supplies of wheat in this country totaled about the same as last year Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS March Not only the weeks biggest laugh but the years biggest guffaw come from the United States senate during the oil lobby hearing They discovered that senators were trading oil votes for sugar votes They were surprised that such a condition could ex ist Yes just about as surprising lo everybody that knows politics as it would be to discover that Herbert Hoover was born in the U S was over 30 years old anc white Vote trading got em al in the senate and kept them in there if the trades were good A senator learns to swop his vote at the same age a calf learns which end of its mother is the dining room Yours WILL ROGERS TOKYO AND U S MAY AGREE ON Momentarily FOR IOWA Temperature to Take Jump After Hovering Around Freezing Point DES MOINES March 3 Warmer weather was forecast for Iowa today after three days it which the temperatures hovered be low freezing Sioux City Charles City and Dubuque last night tied for the low record of 18 above zero with Davenport DCS Moines and Keokuk 2 degrees warmer Warmer In Rockies DENVER Colo March 3 LTV Clearing skies and slowly climbing mercury gave promise of relief today for the Rocky Mountain region after a cold spell of the last few days that reached a climax with the coldest weather since January Butte Flat Mont was the coldest in the region yesterday with a mercury reading of 23 below zero TARDIEU SEEKS CONFIDENCE VOTE French Delegation May Be Back at Naval Con ference Soon PARIS Marcn 3 Tardieu and members of his second cabinet officially constituted yes terday went to work today on the ministerial declaration on which they will seek a vote of confidence in the chamber Given a vote of confidence M Tar dieu expected to have a French nav al delegation back in London and ready to resume negotiations Thursday It will consist of M Tar dieu Aristide Briand Minister of Marine Dumesnil Minister of Colo nies Pietri Ambassador De Fleuria and Gustave de Kerguezec The new cabinet as empowered yesterday by President Doumergue is as follows Premier and minister of interior Andre Tardieu foreign affairs Aristkle Briand justice Raoui Peret war Andre Maginot marine i L Dumesnil finances Paul Rey naud budget J5ermaine Martin public instruction Pierre Marraud colonies Francois Pletrl commerce PicrreEtienne Flandin agriculture Renruid David posts and tele graphs Andre Mallarme air Laur ent Eynac pensions Champetier de Rives public works George Pernot merchant marine Louia Rollin labor Per Tayal There seemed little doubt that Al Tardieu would be given the voto of confidence which is necessary for Us continuation in office WASHINGTON March 3 William Howard Taft continued his valiant battle against death today but the rally of Saturday had defi nitely passed and the interim had brot a change for the worse It was just one month ago that he resigned as chief justice of the United States and the seriousness of his condition became apparent Tomorrow will be the twentyfirst anniversary ofxhis inaguration as chief executive of the nation The distinguished patient is amazing his physicians with his re markable vitality Suffering from a combination of diseases any one of which would be extremely serious particularly to a man of his age the former chief justice has sur vived for four days since hope was abandoned But his strength is gradually wani g and the end may be leached the doctors say at any mo ment Heart trouble a nervous dis order hardening of the arteries and a bladder complaint are gradually taking their loll The arterial ail ment is one that has come on with in the last month and is proving a particularly serious factor as it complicates the heart trouble by placing an added burden upon that already weakened organ CHIGAGOHAS PAYDAY AGAIN City and County Employes Hope Money Will Be Forthcoming CHICAGO March 3 was Some 42000 patient employes of the city coun ty and school board left home this morning feeling a bit jaunty filled with hopes that the latest promise paychecks would be the real Jiing and not just another mirage upon the financial desert Silas H Strawn relief commit tee chairman summoned officials of the local governments to meet today to complete the transfer of 12 millions of rescue cash into the depository County employes due to antici patory tactics of George F Hard ing county treasurer received part of theirs last week but formed in line however to collect the rest with institutions would also be authorized When the resolution was read Senator Harrison democrat Miss issippi requested that it include an investigation of cotton and Senator Brpokhart republican Iowa sug gested it should include corn oats and livestock McNary and Nye agreed that the committee would be empowered to inquire into every agricultural com modity and Harrison and Brookhart did not press their requests that it be amended The resolution asked determina tion of the following the federal farm board has been fairly interpreting the agricultural marketing act and carrying out the purposes thereof Whether the socalled grain of America has con spired to destroy the purpose and Turn lo Pafie 8 Column 7 15 POISONED AT THORNTON MEAL Family Reunion Festivitie Ruined When Food Causes Sickness WAGNER WOULD HAVE CLEARING HOUSES SET UP Organizations in Each State to Help Unem ployed Asked BULLETIN WASHINGTON March 3 W Senator Wagner dem ocrat New Yorlc had urged In llio senate today tlmt the gov ernment organize to meet the unemployment problem Sena tor LaFoilctte republican Wis consin said he deplored alarms on red scares nnd com munist demonstrations assert ing they were attempts to di vert attention from the real is sue of unemployment WASHINGTON March 3 demand Tor organization by the government to meet the unemploy ment problem was made in the sen ate today by Senator Wagner of New York In an address severely condemn ing the Hoover administration poli cies on this point the New York democrat called attention to recent manifestations of unemployment in some large cities He proposed that support be giv en to his bills Lo provide more In formation and voluntary coopera tion with the states in maintaining I clearing houses of jobs and men ill search of work and to provide a longrange plan ot business stabili I aation thru the proper timing of 1 government construction ii Ielay on Bill Blamed 18000 Chicago Painters Get Daily Wage Boost of CHICAGO March 3 18000 painters in the Chicago dis trict have been granted a a clay wage boost effective today Their daily wage will be and they will continue to work a five day week THORNTON March persons were stricken with some form of food poisoning shortly after eating a family dinner at the home of Mr and Mrs Orville Inge bretson southeast of town here yesterday and became seriously ill Physicians were called from Sheffield and Thornton who admin istered relief immediately All of those who were sick are now re covering About 23 persons attend ed the dinner which was in the na ture of a family reunion Relatives were present from the immediate neighborhood Sheffield and Thornton The cause of the sickness has not been determined None of the children were stricken Those attending the reunion were i tie Melvin Ingebretson family the Dale Mabb families of Thornton and Ut Cabe Atkinson Frank Harmon and Al Ingebretsofamilies of Shef field Mr Atkinson and Mr Harmon were believed to be the most serious ly ill Both arrecovering today Sheffield Dry Law Offenders Waive to County Grand Jury HAMPTON March 3 Robert Tones 20 and Edward Kleeman both of Sheffield who were arrested there Friday night for illegal pos session were arraigned before Jus tice of the Peace p W Parks Sat urday They waived preliminary hearing and iwere bound over to the grand jury Their bonds were placet at S300 Americans Are Prime Movers in Negotia tions T ONDON March 3 A tenta tive agreeement between the United States and Japan on the lap anese demand for a 70 per cent ratio was said to be looming large as a possibility today Excellent progress was reported to have been made in conversations between David A Reed American delegate and Ambassador Matsu daira of the Japanese delegation These two old friends have been discussing the JapaneseAmerican problems informally in private and their talks will continue this week May Boost Sub Kates It was understood the conver tiona have been alonglines of ex ploration of the whole field of pos sibilities especially the possible in crease of Japans ratio in subma rines as compared with capital ships under the Washington treaty They also are trying to devise some rcheme the date of laying down of cruisers by one country would control the right of the other j country to construct additional cruisers The United States has now be come prime mover in the negotin tions with Japan while Great Bri tain is awaiting the outcome The the delay inTenactment of thb tarna bill was responsible lor business conditions and denounced the lead ership of President Hoover in the tariff controversy He said to blame unemployment on the tariff is an unadorned act of tawdry politics The republican parly was in capable said the New York sena tor of writing a tariff bill that would meet with the approval of its own members The republican leadership in congress was incapa ble of bringing about a redemption of the party pledge When breakdown occurred m the republican party the presi dent did not come forward and ex ercise the leadership which was the prerogative of his office He did not take hold of the reins of party di rection and guide a united party back to the performance of its campaign pledges Senator Wagner recalled Mr Hoovers own suggestions for legis lation to meet unemployment diffi culties and asked what has become of that program We have none of this fundamen tal information he concluded We have no stabilization machin ery We have no system of employ ITiiru to IaRC 8 Column SI previous British negotiations with the Japanese extending two or three weeks are said to have resulted in a complete dead lock The British are being kept in formed of the progress of the Am ericanJapanese conversations Report Is Completed Meanwhile the experts commit tee which has been considering the classification of specnl ships has reached an agreement and its re port has gone to the printers The sixth week of the five power naval conference ended today with other conference activities in virtu al recess awaiting reappearance here of a French delegation to re tTurn If IHRR H Cnlnini 5 Man Born on Site of Cvesco Dies in West JRESCO March for mer resident of New Oregon How ard county Fitch S Kennedy C9 died Feb 24 at Lander Wyo He was the eldest son of Mr and Mrs Stuart Kennedy and was born on the farm where the city Cresco now stands French Betting Crowds Cause Riot at Track MARSEILLES France March 3 betting crowds who learned at the Vincennes track re cently they sometimes could navy their way were charged today with responsibility for a riot at the race track here Sunday and subsequent damage to the track appurtenances One man was killed and many were arrested when the bettors angry over the disqualification of the horse which won the sixth race set fire to the parimutuel booths and destroyed and sacked the pad dock grandstands and bars Fire men and police reserves were calle out but could not save the prlncipa1 buildings and stables IOWA FORECAST Probably fair Monday and Tuesday except unsettled the northeast portion slightly warnipr TuiKday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Above Minimum 111 Night 13 Above At 8 u m Monday 17 Above Figures for like period ending at 8 clock Sunday morning Miivjrnuni Saturday 20 Above Minimum in NightZero Trace of snow ;