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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 4, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER UOPV ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED W1KB SEKVHUfi MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 4 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SISRVIUB NO 125 Senators Ire Aroused Upper House Mem bers Holler at Spy System By CHARLES T STEWART ASHINGTON March 4 CPA over nment snoopers can snoop to then hearts content for all the sen ate cares so long as they snoop exclusively o private citizens pnd strictly re frain from snoop ing on any sena tors But let a sen ator suspect he is being snooped on and HOW h hollers When all at the same time as at present prac tically the entire senators get the complex each thot several snoopers are on his trail believe ine the senate office building is no safe place for a stranger to venture into one ot SargeantatArms David S Barrys antisnooping fly cops is liable to slug him any minute as a precau investigate afterward i s CENATOR BURTON K WHEEL ER sounded the initial alarm Perhaps he had reason for believ ing he was baing spied on Unex pectedly opening the door from hjs private office into the corridor he ound a man with one eye about the llace where the keyhole had been A instant previously The eyes jyner proved to be armed too taut jlat was explained on the ground of a status as an official investiga ir of which the Capitol guard who summoned satisfied himself or pinch would have been in order Nevertheless the incident made enator Wheeler uneasy iPpHEN Senator William E Borah decided that ha also was an ob ject of espionage Complaints from other senators i followed v Unally Senator James E Watson L maided ah investigation Subse quently he announced that the in iquiryhad failed to reveal any jus tification for the scare However there has been no relaxationin the thoroncss of the patrol established meantime by SergeantatArms Barry in the senate office building lobbies and hallwaysPolk who doubt this can test it for them selves by entering and Iqafingabout for a few seconds ina slightly sus picious manner Arnica and steril jized bandagesarc to1 be1 hadat the pharmacy diagonally across the Capitol plaza AS one would expect wet senators attribute the snooping epidemic to the eighteenth amendment Turn to Tagc 8 Column 1 Jack Babb Pleaded Guilty and Year Term BURLINGTON March 4 Jack Babb of Rock Island arrested with Gtis Hartrhan and John Sear ite for participating in two holdups here pleaded guilty yesterday and was given an indeterminate sen tence not exceeding 25 years 1n the state penitentiary by Judge Janies D Emyth Haitman and Searite implicated in Bahbs confes sion and are also held in connection with robbery the Garnavilla hank whose officials identified them as two of the three men who perpetrated the holdup AUNT HEX By Robert Quillcn at 1 done my children wrong insome ways maybe but I never quarreled with em until they got the best of it an then told em theyd catch itwhen their father came home Lihthicum Asks Repeal of 18th Amendment WCHIEFIA SAYS HE WONT Suggests State Conven tions Control Own Liquor Affairs WASHINGTON March 4 Taking the stand as the first witness at the concluding session for opponents of prohibition Repre sentative Linthicum of Maryland a democrat and leader of the house wet bloc today denounced condi tions under the dry law and sum marized briefly the arguments so far placed before the house judiciary committee in testimony received at the six days of hearing given over to the antiprohibition group Linthicum has been in charge of presenting the case of the wet group The session was delayed be cause several committee members were late Lihthicum indorsed the Sabath resolution proposing outright repeal of the eighteenth amendment but in so doing voiced unalterable op position to the return of the sa loon He said all of those who had testified likewise had opposed the saloon Urges State Control He recommended that state con tentions be called to formulate regulations for the control of li quor Insisting ttia would tp better than having the general assemblies of states handle the question At the outset of the session Chairman Graham made public a letter from Walter Liggett a Washington magazine writer chal lengingrecent statements before the committee by Attorney Gen eral William A Smith of Kansas denyingLiggetts charge that one could buy liquor in many Kansas cities shortly after arriving there Liggett wrote it had just come to his attention that Smith had de scribed his statements about Kan sas enforcement conditions as false libelous and untrue and not based on any real investigation I also understand Attorney Gen eral Smith statedthat Walter Lig gett has a long and unsavory repu tation in this state and in my opin ion is unworthy of belief Lig getts letter continued Allow me first to refute Attorney General Smiths unsupported and wholly Turn to Page 8 Column 3 ONE TIME HEAD OF COE IS The Rev Stephen Phelps Dies in Council Bluffs at 91 COUNCIL BLUFFS March 4 Tl The Rev Stephen Phelps 91 for mer president oC Coe college at Ce dar Rapids died here this morning The funeral will he held tomorrow and burial will be at Vinton For two terms the Rev Mr Phelps was moderator of the Iowa synod of the Presbyterian church a distinction accorded no other min ister From 1881 to 1887 he was president of Coe He served pastorates nt Waterloo from 1864 to 1869 at Vinton from 1871 to 1881 at Council Bluffs from 1887 to 1S9G at Essex from 1302 to 1904 and at Bellevue Nebr for 12 years thereafter In 1916 he retired from the min istry after 54 years of service NOT GUILTHS PLEA OF COUPLE Mrs Tilda Miner and Hart wig to Accorded Sep arate Trials ANAMOSA i March 4 Mrs Tilda Miner and her alleged par rmour Albert Hartwig today plead ed not guilty when arraigned before District Judge H C Ring on charg es of first degree murder growing out of thedeath of the womans hus band Edward Miner The date for the trial will ha set later They will be tried separately WHERE CRASH ENDED EIELSONS LIFE The terrific force which of Carl Ben Eielson noted Arctic flyer crashed in Siberia causing his death is revealed In this picture of the wreckage The photo shows the fuselage of the piano with one iving intact The motor 100 feet away is shown at the right The piano crashed Nov 9 192S but the wreckage was not found until Jan 19 and the bodies not located until several weeks later have lieen returned to Nome Alaska from where be brot to the United States Ramsay MacDonald to Address U S Audience by Radio on Sunday NEW YORK March 4 say MacDonald premier of Great Britain is to address America by radio next Sunday The prime minister will speak di rect from London via short waves to a chain of Columbia Broadcasting system stations starting at a m central standard time Stations to carry tieprogram vJll include WABC WEAN WLBZ WCAU WMAL WLBW WFBL WKBW WKRC WGHP WKBN WOWO KMBC WILW WBCM WSPD WMT WDBJ WDOD WLAC KLZ KDYL and KFPY TAFT BROWING Hardening ofArteries Is Added to List of Troubles WASHINGTON March 4 The twentyfirst anniversary of his inauguration as president of the United States today found William Howard Taft fighting determinedly for life against the combination of serious ailments that forced his re tirement from public office The amazing vitality that carried the man thru the two highest and most trying offices of the govern ment is standing him in good stead but altho the last few days have brot some improvement his physi cians hold no hope of ultimate re covery Hardening of the arteries has been added to the other ilfnesses which caused him to resign as chief justice a month ago yesterday and his become the principal source of anxiety for the doctors Barring some sudden change in his condition caused by the arterial disorder they believe he may survive for some time However they have warned against undue optimism and have asserted that improvement can be but temporary Robert A Taft the former presi dents son who came to Washington last week when his fathers condi tion was extremely grave has gone back to Cincinnati but expects to return to the capital after a fesv days Taft spent a fairly good night his nurse said early today adding thati apparently Chere been no change In his condition since the last visit of his physi cians High School Girl Shoots Woman Who Wrecked Her Home ALAMO Ga March 4 Grace McDaniels 26 Chauncey Ga was in a serious condition In a hospital today suffering from a pistol shot fired by Miss Marion Bullard 18 liigh school senior who was said by uithorities to have de clared the wounded woman took my father away from me Youll never pet an opportunity to wreck another home the offi cers quoted her as saying after the shooting last night Miss Bullarcls father and mother have been separated for more than a year A divorce suit is pending YANKS TO KEEP VESSELS IN WAR AGAINST Lift Only Those Loaned by yy Interests Con Ference LONDON March 4 attached to the five power naval conference were understood today to have decided that ships with one ex ception employed by the United States coastguard to combat rum running activities will not beinclud ed among the vessels subject to any naval limitation treaty which will be reached here Destroyers loaned to the coast guard by the navy will not be ex empt Twentyfive of these ships according to the experts decision will bo ranked in the destroyer class and subject to such limitation re strictions as are imposed here Official Action Blacked The decision regarding the rum fleet was gratifying to the Ameri can delegation who had hoped to exclude the destroyers also since it was contended most of them are ob solete The decision of the experts will be presented to the heads of the dele gations here at a meeting at St James when the report of the sub committee on the categorical and global tonnage limitation methods also will be received There was some question whether the meeting would be able to take official action on the reports as presented since Ambassador de Fleuriau Frances representative while still retaininghis status as full delegate may not bo author ied by Premier Tardieu to carry on without the presence of the re mainder of the French delegation Win Japan Argument In the special ship discussion the Americans were aald to have won a point from Japan on the matter of training cruisers Japan has seven of these training ships which ths Turn In PIRO 8 Column M URGES RELIEF FROM WITHIN Algohan in Huron Speech Says Farmers Must HeSp Themselves HURSON S Dak March 4 The federal farm board and other legislative measures designed to aiil agriculture arc important George W Godfrey master farmer of Al gona Iowa told businessmen at the annual meeting of the Chamber of Commerce here last night but they cannot be expected to bring permanent relief Relief he said must come from within We have been listening toomuch to politicians Godfrey said who like some doctors wish to make us think that we continue to be seri ously ill so that they may keep on collecting fees The sooner we realize the farm problem is one we must solve our seleves the sooner our ailments will be over AliceWhite and Her HusbandtoBe Visit Boy Friends Family CHICAGO March 4 White of film fame and Sydney Bartlett arrived in Chicago today for a brief sojourn with the boy friends mother bringing witl them some rather nebulous plans for a wedding Miss White smiling sweetly in reply to all inquiries concerning he romance Mr Bartlet dq the talking He said they riac been planning a trip to his home fo some time and had chosen the pres ent since Miss White had a few day to herself between pictures Yes they are thinking about getting married but thats indefinite ARCTIC FLYERS BROT TO NOME Bodies of Eielson and Bor land Flown Over Bering Sea NOME Alaska March 4 The bodies of Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Borland Arctic flyers rested on American soil today after hav ing been brot across the Bering sea by airplane from the motorship Nanuk icebound near North Cape Siberia The two bodies were flown to Teller Alaska yesterday in a plane piloted by Ed Young Pilot Joe Crosson and Mechanic Sam Mac auley were passengers The Russian aviators Commander Mavrick Slip enov and Mechanic Farich followed in their Junkers plane Eielson and Borland who lost their lives while flying from Alaska to the Nanuk last November were engaged in removing passengers and furs from the icelocked ship when disaster overtook them Theii bodies were found only after months of The aerial cortege will continue as soon as posible its flight to Fair banks where Ole Eielson father of the dead aviator and Borlands young widow and sons are await ing the bodies The bodies will then be taken by train and ship to Seattle Lieu tenant Eielsoii will be buried at Hatton N Dale and a guard of honor from his home state will ac company his body from Seattle Borland will be buried at Mt Ver non Wash The search for Eielson and Bor land participated in by Russians Canadians and Americans is sait to have cost the aviation corpora tion of which Eielson was vice president Mrs Caruso to Get From Moore PITTSBURGH Pa March 4 Pittsburgh SunTelegraph a copyrighted story today said that the late Ambassador Alexander P Moore willed to Mrs Enrico Caruso widow of the noterl Italian tenor in addition to a bequest of to the queen of Spain E G Dunn to Speak at Nora Springs Meeting NORA SPRINGS March G Dunn will be the speaker of the evening at a community meeting held at the Methodist church Friday evening nt Nora Springs The meet ing is sponsored by the businessmen 1 Gov Long Receives German Naval Officer in Pajamas Executive Then Apologizes Ship Fires Salute and All Is Well NEW ORLEANS March 4 The TimesPicayune today said that Uov Huey P Long accompanied jy his staff colonel Seymour Weiss warded the German cruiser Enulen the harbor for Mardi Gras and apologized yesterday for having re ceived Commander Lothar Von Ar nault del la Periere commander of the vessel in pajamas lounging robes and slippers when the naval officers paid an official call Sun day According to the paper after the governors visit the incident was closed when the Emden fired a sa lute of 21 guns The governor went aboard in formal dress while Colonel Weiss was in full staff re galia Commander de la Periere accompanied by Rolf Jaeger Ger man consul here called upon the governor at his hotel suite to pay their respects following the arriv al of the Emden Governor Long according to the TimesPicayune received the Ger mans in a pair of green silk paja mas a blue and red lounging robe and blue bedroom slippers The paper quoted Consul Jaeger as having remarked to Colonel Turn fo Pfipo 8 Column 2 TQ CONSOLIDATE MANAGEMENT OF BEET FACTORIES American Sugar Firm Combines Belmond and Local Plants Earl C Moore manager of the lo cal plant of the American Beet Su gar company and C T Lund gen eral agriculturalist were in Bel mond Tuesday completing arrange ments for consolidating the man agement of the Belmond and the Mason City factories The main office of the two plants will be at the Mason City factory The office personnel at Belmond wil be practically eliminated it was stated The change is made to nullify as much as possible the effects of the reduction in the price of sugar on the beet grower according to Mr Moore who said further details cm the consolidation of the manage ment will be announced later We have no desire to reduce the price of beets grown by the farm er said Mr Moore This is one way to avoid it It is designed to reduce overhead costs HELD IN POISONING 14 Dead in Landslide LISBON March 4 patches received here today said that 14 people were drowned and scores injured in a landslide at Guenchal Madeira Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS March Going to fly over in Arizona and see Mr Coolidge dedicate the great Cool idge dam Ari zona had to build the dam way over in tho middle of the state to keep Califomfa from claiming two thirds of the water The Apache Indians are going to WILL UOOEKS make Mr Coolidge chief of their tribe to replace Geronimo They had a great deal in common Neither one said much and Mr Coolidge when big chief arrived at the same result with a veto that Geronimo did with a toma hawk Yours WILL ROGERS P trying to get Lind bergh to take me over in a glid er If he cant I will have Anno do It An effort to place the blamo for tho poisoning of her hus band Ed Miner upon Albert Hartwlg above wealthy Olln lowu farmer has been made by Mrs Hilda Miner widow oi tho dead man who is in a hospital after an attempt at suicido Hartwig denying the accusa tion lias been held in jail ARENTS ME FUTILE EFFORT TO RESCUE TRIO ather and Mother Es cape But Children Lose Lives March 4 Throe children of Mr and Mrs ewis Evans of Seymour near here were burned to death in a fire that destroyed their home early today The dead are Marie 14 Helen 12 and Glen 10 Mr and Mrs Evans awoke to ind the house in flames They es caped thru a window and tried to save their children who were sleep ng on the second floor but wore unable to reach them Ouu Ainu Injured Two younger children downstairs vere rescued Evans a miner was severely burned but will recover An elder daughter was away from home Evans arose about 4 n m to juild a fire in the cookstove arid returned to bed Some time later le and his wife awoke to find their aome in flames Fl in lies Drove Him Buck Evans attempted to reach the room of the three children with a ladder tint flames bursting thru a window drove him back Neighbors awakened by the fire also made several futile attempts to reach the children Only the walls of the house were left standing after the Seymour fire department extinguished theblaze The bodies of the burhecL beyond recognlUoij lakeTa an undertaking parlor and buried at once Insurance Treasurer Robbed by Armed Men BUFFALO N Y March 4 Three armed men escaped shortly before noon today after robbing Ed ward Ttitton cashier of the Pru dential Insurance company of 3 350 in cash and checks worth 53000 Tutton was leaving his office for the bank with the money collected yesterday THOMAS PLANS OIL AMENDMENT Oklahoma Senator Wants Tariff Bill to Include Duty on Oil WASHINGTON March Senator Thomas democrat Okla homa today informed the senate lobby committee that he would in troduce another amendment to the tariff bill providing for a duty on oil The announcement was made by Thomas at the conclusion of lobby committees examination oi Wirt Franklin president of the Am erican Independent Petroleum Pro ducers association who has been in Washington advocating an oil duty An amendment by Thomas to im pose a duty of a barrel on crude oil and 50 cents on refined products was defeated by the senate recent ly after a bitter contest during which charges of trading in votes were made on the floor of the sen ate Thotrms said he would reinlroduce his amendment in slightly modified form and would have something to say about it on the floor DOCTOR SLAIN IN CLEVELAND Prominent Physician Is Found Dead Beneath His Desk CLEVELAND March 4 tectives today were huntingfor some clew to strip the veil of mys tery from the slaying here last night of Dr Alfred Scully promi nent physician The doctors lonely and unobtrusive life tho in the midst of a wide practice amonghun dreds of families added to the baf fling nature of the case The body of Dr Scully 62 with a bullet wound just above the heart was found lyiugbeneath the desk of his office Robbery was discounted with the finding of 51190 in his effects and the failure to ransack his officeK and adjoining rooms Ho had a good professional reputation Ship Is in No Danger SEATTLE March 4 freighter Bellingham was believed not to be in danger today after two nearby ships had steamed to her aid in answer to distress signals Wea YOUTH PREDICTS HAITIAN REVOLT Hoover Commission Told 10000 Will Take Part in Revolution PORTAUPRINCE Haiti March 4 Sam leader of the league of Haitian youth told the Hoover investigation commission to day that 10000 young Haitians will participate in a revolution April 14 unless the United Slates prevents the election of a president by the council of state Hedemanded a proclamation by President Hoover that the council would not eject a president and warned that unless such a procla i mntinn were issued the people would i remain distrustful until election day IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness tny night nml Wednesday iliffhtly ivnrnier in south por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 oclock a m Tuesday Maximum Mondny lo Above Minimum In Night 17 Aliovn At 8 A M Tuesday as Above A return to the balmy tempera tures of February appeared to be under way Tuesday morning witli the mercury approaching the melt ing point well before midforenoon Mondays minimum temperature was 3 degrees higher than that of the previous night and IT degrees higher than that of Saturday nignt A bright sun and a southerly wind were tempering factors Tuesday forenoon ;