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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 5, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Edited for tlte Home EDITION XXX VI FIVECENTS PEK UOPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SUKVlliB MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 5 1930 LTNfTED PKESS AND NTEHNAT1ONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAli SEKV1UE NO 126 Senator Indifferent Sheppard Not Work ing for Liquor Proposal By CHABLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 5 CPA Mor ris Sheppard of Texas is not be stirring himself very vigorously in behalf of MB proposition t o make liquor buy ers as punishable as bootleggers The proposal is before con gress and the senator says he considers the idea which it em bodies a logical onebut he is not hustling for votes to put it in effect Having launched It apparently he feels that he has done enough at least for the present Somewhat curiously the weta rather than the drys are disappoint ed at the Lone Star statesmans air of indifference The wets are belatedly sold on the theory that prohibition can best be made unpopular if at all by ad justing the law so as to catch vic tims in shoals If they had their way the Sheppard plan undoubted ly would go thru The drys are the folk who regard it askance are politicians who fvank Jly hint that Senator Sheppard himself would not have suggested penalizing liquor buying if he had not thot it would take better among drys generally Of course this is guesswork NaK urally the senator does not admit it Still it is a fact that the drys disagree on a couple of important questions in a fashion that must be extremely embarrassing to a law maker whose stock in trade consist so largely of the prohibition Issue as the author of the eighteenth Charge Winneshiek Pair in Murder of Daughter I What really is the status of prohibition enforcement7 Several of the most strenuou drys in public life take the posi Turn to Page 5 Column 1 TAFT APPEARS TO BE STRONGER Former Chief Justice Had Very Good Night Doctors Say WASHINGTON March 5 After a very good nigat William Howard Taft was said by his at tendants to be stronger and more alert this morning The former chief justice spoke to his nurse this morning and ap peared to have continued the sligh improvement which during the pas few days had caused some of th fear that death was imminent to dissipate The attendants however said there had been nothing to in dicate any error in the verdict b his physicians that his case wa hopeless The physicians Dr Francis R Hagner and Thomas A Claytor di not make their usual visit late las night It was the first time tha they had failed to call late at nigh since last when it wa thot that Mr Taft could liveonly a few hours The house was darkened las night after 10 oclock with the ex ception of a single light in a room on the second floor adjoining th bedroom of the sick man The light were not turned on during the nigh in the sick room AUNT HET By Robert Quilien All of our family was handsome except Brother Bens teeth stuck out too far an he looked right well after a mule colt kicked FOR SENATE DIKE BREAKS IN FRANCE 100 ARE DEAD IN FLOOD Residents of Town Killed When Homes Col lapse TOULOUSE France March 5 UP One hundred or more inhab tants of Moissac perished it was eared shortly after midnight when he Tarn river swollen by floods roke thru a dike and submerged he town The disaster if confirmed s one of the worst flood catastro jhies in France during the last cen ry Two quarters of the city those of St Martin and Ste Catherine were almost obliterated in the surge of flood water from the broken dike Residents were caught unawares aany perished as their houses col apsed above them others fleeing were trapped and drowned Many Are Drowned The city already was in darkness he rising waters having destroyed ts electric light facilities and cut its gas mains Sparse reports re ceived here mentioned the inter mingled roar of the flood the dull cracking of collapsing houses and the futile cries of drowning and trapped residents The exact number ofvictim could be determined immediate Ford Protests Law Repeal own5alter the Waters subiide Hope1 was expressed that the esti mate of 100 dead would prove ex cessive Aside from these at Mois sac there were 26 known dead in the other flooded districts of south ern France with probability the toll willbe increased Factory Is Ruined The waters in some of the small er rivers subsided somewhat but the Garonne was still rising today Inhabitants of Cadillac and other riverside towns moved out Ui oil oods and chattels hastily Aged was cut off Crom the outside world The last train left yesterday morn ing There was neither telephone Turn o Page 5 Colum fi TRIO DEAD ON ROGERSRANCH Airplane Crash on Humor ists Property Proves Fatal to Three LOS ANGELES March 5 Three men were killed last night in the crash of an open cockpit biplane on the ranch of Will Rogers comed ian in Beverly Hills Cal One was identified as Morey Johnson of Hoi lywood Cal owner ojf the plane The wrecked ship was discovered early today by employes on the Rogers ranch Examination of th ship indicated Johnson had flown into the side of a hill during heavy rain last night Police were unable to identify Johnsons com panlons Johnson was engaged in business in Hollywood and owned the plane solely for pleasure No one apparently saw or hearc the crash An automobile left at the airpor when Johnson took off was a renta car which has been out three week to E W Lavoie andxW G Hogge former employes of an airline here Lavoie was a pilot who had been Hying an advertising illuminated airplane here recently Check on thi apartments of Lavoie and Hogg revealed they had not been homi during the night and police wcr seeking to ascertain whether the were victims of the air crash 17 Airplanes Burned in Blaze in Hanga ATLANTA March 5 wreckage of 17 airplanes lay in i molten mass of twisted metal anc torn fabric today after a fire of un determined origin which destroye a hangar at Candler field Atlanta municipal airport and caused dam age estimated by flyers at The flames had enveloped th building when discovered by counlj policemen last night Failure of telephone lines couple with a limited supply of water ham pered the efforts of fire fighters NECKLACE DEAL QUESTIONED Associated Press Photo Archduleo Leopold of Austria was subpoenaed by New York au thorities for questioning regarding the sole to a New Vorlc dealer of ii diamond necklace originally made for Napoleons Empress Marie Louisu The necklace which sold for SGOOflO was valued at tOO000 by its owner the Archduchess Rlarlc Theresa of Austria Investiga tion was brot about by Mrs Annn Eisenmengcr who claims tp Jio tlto legal representative of the archduchess MANILA SCHOOL STRIKE SPREADS Several Hundred More Join Walkout Davis Calls Education Heads MANILA March 5 school strike spread today when seieral hundred more students joined the 10000 already out Many non striking students fearing vio lence remained away from classes More than a score of non striking students were attacked during the day Many of those who attended classes in spite of the strike armed themselves with knives clubs and whips The poljce confiscated most of the weapons to prevent possible bloodshed The position of both the strikers and the school authorities remained unchanged Gov Gen Dwight F Davis summoned Alejandro Albert acting secretary of public instruc tion and Luther director of education to the executive offices this morning but the results of their conference were not announced Removal of Albert Bewley and the principal of Manila North high school constitute the principalde mands of the strikers altho the or iginal purpose of their walkout was to force the reinstatement of four students who had been expelled fromNorth high school for leading a previous strike as a demonstrar tion against Miss Mabel Brummitt American teacher Kimball and Smith to Make Mayoralty Race KANSAS CITY March 5 Pi George E Kimball republican an Bryce B Smith democrat will op pose each other as for mayor of Kansas City in the elec tion March 25 as a result of yester days primary balloting Each party also elected eight city coimcilnien and two municipal judges lo run in the election March 25 Is Rfl BURT the annual mealing of the Burt telephone ex change held in Our Town theater yesterday afternoon C C Smitl1 was reelected director for the com ing term CHARGE SUGAR TARIFF TRADE faraway Claims Eight Solons Had Agreed to Support Measure jSane People Wont Stand for It Claim Edison Too Voices Dis approval of Arguments of Wets March 5 VV Henry Ford and Thomas A Edison were recorded today before the house judiciary committee as sttongly in favor of the eighteenth amendment the Detroit manufac turer expressing a conviction that the sane people of the nation would never see it repealed and the noted inventor wiring that he felt that prohibition is the greatest ex periment yet made to benefit man Telegrams from the two were read into the committee record today by Samuel Crowther of Bayside Long Island an economist and magazine writer who appeared as the first witness for friends of prohibition Edisons Message Edisons message read I still feel that prohibition is the greatest experiment yet made to benefit man My observation is that its en dorsement generally is at least 60 per cent and ia gaining notwith standing the impression thru falsi propaganda that it is a lower pe cent It isstrange to me that soni men Qf great ability and standinj do riot help to remove the alcohol The views of the Detroit manu facturer were presented to the com mittee by Samuel Crowther of Bay side L I an economist and mag azine writer who read a telegrar he had received from Mr Ford I said The eighteenth amendment t recognized by the men and womei of our country The women especial ly are the greatest force for th comfort and prosperity of the Uni ted States I feel sure that the san people of the nation will never se it repealed or any dangerous modi fication Has Increased Prohibition Crowther was the first witness appearing for friends of prohibition who today began their reply to the seven day assault the antiprohibi tionists have made upon the eigh teenth amendment Crowther argued prohibition had increased prosperity especially to the working man who he said had POISONCAUSEOF GIRLS DEATH IN HOME IN LOCUST Testimony of University Chemist Is Heard by Jury AECORAH March 5 in dictment charging murder in onnection with the death of their daughter Romelda 14was returned oday against Mr and Mrs Walter Casten of Decorah by the Winne shiek county grand jury The jury held the girl came to her death by poison administered by hir parents Mr and Mrs Casten were under arrest by Sheriff Frank Christen An application for their release on jond was to be considered by the court later today The girl died last November and at the Cima death was announced as due to cerebral hemorrhage Took Out Policy Four times a coroners jury con sidered evidence in the case in se cret investigations The stomach of the girl was sent to the University of Iowa and Dean Wilber J Teeters of the college of pharmacy returnee a report which showed that traces of poison were found in the stomach Investigations of the girls death was riot started until after her bodj had been buried Officials took ac lion after they learned that a 000 insurance policy had been take but on the girl by the parents fiv months before she died The pollc was payable to the parents May Seek Ball The parents told officials the found the girl dead in their horn at Locust when they returned froir Tuiii lo Iiige n Column WASHINGTON March 5 Charges that there had been a on the sugar tariff and that eight senators had agreed to support an increase in return for votes on other rate advances were made in the senate today by Sen ator Caraway democrat Arkansas Calling the roli of the 48 senators who voted several weeks ago for the Harrison amendment to retain Lle present sugar tariff Senator Car away who is chairman of the lob by investigating committee said eight of these senators had agreed to change their votes for other considerations and reasons The Arkansas senator was oppos ing a proposal of Senator Smoot republican Utah for an increase from 176 to 2 cents a pound in the duty on Cuban ray sugar after Sen ators Vandenberg Michigan and Phipps Colorado republicans and democrat Louisiana had argued for its adoption A vote on the Smooth amendment was set for 3 p m FRISCO BROKERS HELD IN FRAUD Stock Exchange President Accused of Stealing Half Million SAN FRANCISCO March 5 75 Noel Keyston president of the San Francisco stock exchange and eight others were under federal grand jury indictment today on con spiracy charges as the result of the alleged embezzlement of a year ago from a San Francisco branch of the Bank of Italy BesidesKeyslon members of the brokerage firm of Lelb Keyston and company two other members of the company were indicted Douglas C Alexander and Ray S Rossitter and three employes Charles H Clay El mer J Griffin and Claud Galmarino tTurn tp Page 5 Column 5 15GlRLSllT IN ACCIDENT Trapdoor of Playground Col lapses Hurling Children Down NEVV YORK March 5 teen girls between the ages of 11 and 16 were injured seven of them seriously when a trapdoor over an ash hoist in the playgrounds of Holy Cross parochial school in Brooklyn collapsed today dropping them into the basement Seven of the 15 girls who fell the 25 feet into the basement were taken to Kings county hospital in ambu lances suffering from broken bones and severe cuts The children had just been re leased from school for a play hour and were frolicking in the sun of the playground when the trap door of glass and reinforced steel gave way dropping them screaming into the basement Teachers and passing citizens aid ed in carrying the children from the basement to the first floor where an emergency hospital was set up The condition of several of the girls was so serious that the two ambu lances which answered the first alarm were overloaded because of the necessityof quickly getting the girls to a hospital One girl whose name was not learned was bleeding profusely from a gash in the abdomen Several were unconscious when loaded in the am bulances Had Bad Fall LAKOTA March Louise Schmitt had the misfortune to fall Monday striking her left hand in such a manner that it Is badly sprained and causing her consider able pain ll Rogers Says GLOBE Ariz March 5 Well Calvin did a mighty fine joh ot dam dedicating here Tuesday afternoon H e made a dam ijood speech fa voring dama Said he didnt want to come at first But that finally President Hoov er asked him to come He nat urally couldnt refuse M r W1JL ROGERS Hoover for in a few years they might be opening a Hoover dam and he might want to ask Mr Hoover to go and dedicate it He dedicated the bridge to re ligion A very beautiful tho and appropriate at this very time for here is Russia with twice our national resources three times our size bending every government energy to throttle all religion All you have to do it look at the two countries and see whos policy is the best A peculiar thing about the dam that you may not read n your dispatches The dam Is built on the lower side of the Apache Indian reservation nd the water is all to be used by the Pima tribe and the whites In fact they moved the Apaches out of the very valley where the water is backed up in and moved them 10 miles up above The only way the Apaches cnn ever get any rfoncl out of the dam is for somebody to invent a way for water lo run up hill And they wonder why Apaches arc wild One ceremony reminded me of a blindfold tobacco ad test Mr Coolidge and an Apachf chief and a Pima chief all took a whiff from the same pipe The Indians didnt bat an eye but Calvin coughed ovcta carloads worth The dam will open one mil lion acres of new land and there is one million farmers starving to death alt over the country on farms thats all ready open so it all depends on where you live as to now vou look at it Yours WILL ROGrORS CANDIDATE Jlnj F 1 Lund Webster City who lias announced his cimdi diicv for tho U S senate U S AND TOKYO STILL AT ODDS ON NAVY RATIO Neither of Experts Has Receded From Origi nal Demand T ONDON March 5 tions for settlement of Japanese and American naval ratio differ ences which have proceeded be tween SenatorReed and Ambas sador Matsudaira during the pas week thus far have failed to brinj any appreciable reconciliation of th two national viewpoints It was said authoritatively todai that neither of the two negotiators thus far had receded from their or iginal thesis An offer by America for extension of the 553 battleship ratio to large cruisers and the Jap anese demand and insistence upon at least a 70 per cent big cruisei ratio French May Kelurn Pending return of a French dele gation to the five power naval con ference from Paris the negotiations represented virtually the only phase of conference activity The French position was so definitely intert wined with any other problem that without the Frenchmen being pre sent it would have been futile to deal with anything else The Japanese and American del egations particularly Senator Heed and Ambassador Matsudaiia will continue their efforts to solve the cruiser ratio problems both realis ing that solution would represent one of the most appreciable paints of progress attained to this time by the conference Premier Tardieu is expected i arrive in London for a conferonc Turn o IIIRC 5 Column I WEBSTER CITY MAN STRESSES ELEVEN PLANKS War Veteran Is Third in Race for Seat in Upper House WEBSTER CITY March 5 Maj Frank J Lund of Webster Cily today formally announced his candidacy for the republican nom ination of United States senator He will oppose Gov John Hammill and Representative L J Dickinson All three are from the tenth district Lund bases his candidacy on a platform of 11 planks in which the statement is made that never since the republican party came into power in 1861 has the principle of equal rights for all men against an entrenched sectional privilege for the few been challenged as it is today He expressed the belief that this principle will be vital in forth coming sessions of congress and hat neither of the candidates who have announced for the republican nomination is meeting the issue Hence his own entry into the race The platform of the candidate asks redemption to its fullest ex ent of the plan on farm aid n the last republican national plat form He stated a stand for the same protection for agriculture hat is now extended to labor and industry and a belief that the farm and the city home should be exclud ed from credit in the operation the federal reserve system 1 Just Standard of Valuation As to public utilities the plat form stated their variations Tiereplaced by a just stand ard of valuation and rate making which will insure reasonable com pensation no more no less Power sites Lund asserted in addition to other of the countrys resources should belong to the people and should in no event be left to the ex ploitation of selfish interests Lund declared for early develop ment of an extensive waterways system and early passage of the Norris amendment to eliminate lame duck sessions of congress He said the eighteenth amendment is a part of the fundamental law of the land and should be enforced The candidate went on record for restriction of injunctions in labor disputes and the drafting of capi Ttirn to Pugo 2 Column 1 Nothing Done Toward Purchase of Des Moines University by Swedes CHICAGO March 5 or nothing definite was accom plished at a conference of the Rev Titus Pohl of Des Moines wiUi heads of the Swedish Mission Cov enant of America regarding pro posals to purchase Des Moines uni versity and move North Park col lege of Chicago there it was an nounced North Park directors il was indicated would think the matter over and again discuss it at their April meeting PRISONER STABS AUBURN KEEPER Convict Attacks Official While on Way to Mess Hall AUBURN N Y March 5 Edward Beckwith principal keeper at Aubxirn prison was stabbed to death today at the prison Beck with succeeded George A Durn fold killed in the Auburn riot of Dec 11 last The news of Bcckwiths death came at the height of the trial of Max Becker Brooklyn gunman charged with the murder of Durn ford A hasty and dramatic ad journment or lac trial followed Police tried vainly to reach the prison by telephone but were told all lines were in use They had not been called the officer in charge Bald Police who sent nn investigator tn the prison snicl a Spanish inj mate whose name WHS not ascerj laincd stabbed Boclcwllh while the i convict was on his way to the mess hall 1 Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair Wednesday night Thurs day increasing cloudiness and warmer becoming unsettled in west mid north portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2d hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Wednesday Mnximuni Tuesday SO Above Minimum in Night 21 Above At 8 A M Wednesday 23 Above Obviously intent on reaching the high level recorded in the latter part of February the mercury ascended Tuesday to the 50 degree mark While there was a decisive drop at night to 21 uegrees a bright sun and a favorable wind were combin ing to overcome the lost ground Wednesday forenoon ;