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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 8, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSORTED PRESS LEASED W1KB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 8 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 129 Coolidge Unworried Former President Is Escaping Cares of Day By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN G T O N March Cal vin Coolidge probably happy he did not choose to seek a renom Ination in 1928 Well he cer tainly escaped consid e r a b 1 e grief by choosing not to do so Last winters stock market slump inevitably would have wor ried him a great deal more if he had been in the white house than it is likely it did with Mr Hoover as this executive mansions tenant And the unemployment situation It is all very well to refer to it as a communistic agitation but the fact remains that there appears to be quite a hit of genuine unemploy ment mixed up in it It would have been on Mr Coolidges hands in stead of Mr Hoovers if Mr Cool idge had been renominated at Kan sas City because there can be no doubt that he would have won at the polls just as Mr Hoover did The prohibition situation is an other situation that is decidedly more acute just now than it was during Mr Coolidges presidential regime Then there is the agricultural sit uation It may be said that Mr Coolidge simply stalled this situa tion off to break after hewas out of office Possibly nevertheless it was not until after he was out and Mr Hoover was in that it did break so that there could be no more stalling Moreover the tariff situation By retiring just when he retired Mr Coolidge also left that to split the G O P early in Mr Hoovers ad ministration GOODill SUSPECT HELD Supreme Court Justice Sanford Dies Unexpectedly two Mr Coolidge Hoove have occurred since March 4 1929 One is that they would not have occurred if Mr Coolidge had stayed Turn o Tiigc 10 Column FRENCH DEMAND STILL PROBLEM OF CONFERENCE Bnand and Delegation Remain Fixed in Their Estimates i T ONDON Maich 8 Briand French foreign minister and naval delegation head was the key figure today in the further ne gotiations of the five naval powers to limit and possibly reduce naval armaments The United States and Great Britain have reached virtual under standing on a limitation arrange ment permitting parity between them and while Japan stiil is hold ing out for a higher cruiser ratio than the United States has been willing to grant few doubt that a compromise arrangement also is within reach there Leaders to Confer But M Briand who has just re turned with a French representa tion after an absence of three weeks preesnts a problem of an other color His governments de mand for a naval tonnage consid ered excessive by Great Britain and the alternative of political pacts or arrangements guaranteeing French security as the price of limitation at a lower figure Kansnj ftrnappitiild rBr i tfKh prime minister arid chairman ofthe naval conference will confer with M Briand on the general stalus of the conference and on the Anglo French relationship Sunday after noon i Pacss CHAgytis Justice Edward T Sanford of the United States supremo court who died Saturday un expectedly in Washington OWNERSHIP OF GRAIN IN DOUBT Federal Farm Board CqOp in Legal Quandry in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS March 8 Ownership of 103000 bushels of wheat purchased by the Farmers Nation Grain corporation agency of the federal farm board was in doubt today as a result of the filing of a voluntary petition in bank ruptcy of the Continental Grain company of Minneapolis The company filed the petition in the United States district court here Friday by order of its board of di rectors The wheat valued at about 5120000 was recently purchased with government funds under the federal farm aid act and stored in the companys elevator The Minneapolis Tribune in a story published today states that the ownership of the wheat is in doubt because the warehouse re ceipts showing ownership have been hpotheticated with the Northwest ern National bank here as security for loans by H A Murphy in his capacity as president of the com pany At Washington Chairman Legge of the federal farm board said that the government interests are protected France Is Adamant Some quarters believed the con versation between the two men might go a long way toward eradi cation of the impasse brot on by the tonnage demands of Andre Tardieu French premier which M Briand is now repeating In any event it was considered probable that the meeting would permit once for all a clear understanding be tween the two on at least two points The first was that if France in sists upon a total naval tonnage of 724000 within five years British fleets will have to be increased ac cordingly The second was the exact nature of the political pacts or ar Turn to Page 10 Column Ruth Signs ari ALAN GOULD Associated Press Sports Editor ST PETERSBURG Fla March contract controversy AUNT HEX By Robert QujHen If the boy is a little wild he come by it honest Ive seen his father go to the postoffice for his mail on a Sunday MRS MINER IS ADJUDGED SANE Woman Accused of Murder Will Go to Trial as Men tally Sound ANAMOSA March 8 Jones county officials awaited to day in official report of an examin ation into the mental condition of Mrs Tilda Miner 37 alleged poisnn slayer of her husband Edward they had informal assurance from the examiners that she had been found sane according to Sheriff John Bodenhofer Boden hofer said the four pliysi who had examined Mrs Miner at the University of Iowa Psycho pathic hospital who informally re ported to him that their finding would be that she was sane but had only the mentality of a 10 year old child It would further indicate then conviction that she should know right from wrong Bodcnhofer said he was told Attempts of hia attorneys to raise bond having proven futile Albnrt Hartwig 64 alleged paramour of Mrs Miner who la charged with furnishing the poison from which her husband died is still in jail Both are under 515000 bond await ing trial which officials believe will be put over until May between Babe Ruth and the New York Yankees was settled quickly today when the homerun king agreed to terms for the next two years at a year at a con ference with Col Jacob Ruppert the clubowner Formal contracts at this figure an increase of over Ruths previous salary will be signed on Monday Ruth was prompted make a quick settlement of the issue not only by the advice of friends and what amounted to a command from Mrsi Ruth butalso by a de sire to avoid the risk of injuring himself in exhibition games while Unsigned The Babe freed of furth er restraint left his conference with Colonel Ruppert to rush out to the park get his uniform and report for the first exhibition game of the season with the Braves here this afternoon Boy thats a relief the big fellow ejaculated as he puffed away at a pipe Now I can get down to business without worrying JUDGES DEATH IS SURPRISE TO HIS ASSOCIATES Jurist Taken 111 Sud denly While at Den tists WASHINGTON March 8 Justice Edward Terry Sanford of the supreme court died at his home here today The news of his death came with startling unexpectedness The fact that he was ill became generally known only a few minutes before the word of the end was received He was taken ill this morning while visiting his dentist and was rushed to his home He died a few minutes later His colleagues on the supreme bench had gatheredin the court con ference room and were congratulat ing Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes on his eightyninth birthday at about the time he passed away Appointed by Harding Justice Sanford was 64 years old and was named to the supreme bench by President Harding in Jan uary 1923 and took hia seat the following February He was born in TennJ and was a graduate of the Univer sity ssao elate his native state and was a federal judge He was an assistant attorney gen eral of the United States in 1907 and 190S Mrs George Sutherland wife of Justice Sutherland of the supreme court said Justice Sanford died shortly after 12 oclock following a sudden stroke believed to have been a heart attack She said that it came unexpectedly and that Mrs Sanford was almost prostrated by the news and was in no condition to talk There had been no intimation of this tragedy Mrs Sutherland said After 15 years consecutive ser vice on the bench of the federal dis trict court for middle and eaaern Tennessee Edward Terry Sanford ITurn to 1iige 10 Column IN FILM WAR 300 BECOME ILL N OKLAHOMA LIQUOR BLAMED Doctors Blame Poison Alcohol for Numerous Cases Associated Press Plioto William Fox is fighting to re tain control of his film interests In New York 20Are Hurt in Bus Wreck Panama Canal Undamaged by Isthmus Earthquake PANAMA CITY March 8 TV Severe earth shocks which rocked the Isthmus of Panama last night did no apparent damage to the can al One canal official declared he did not expect the waterway to be affeclcd in any fashion by the dis turbance The shocks wurc flev cribcrl ns the strongest since those of 1913191J CASTEN BAIL IS FINALLY RAISED Murder Charges Against Winneshiek Parents Are Underway DECORAH March 8 PI Mr and Mrs Walter Casten indicieil Wednesday on charges of poison ins their daughter Romelda 14 last November today released from the Winnishiek county jail on bond Several previous at tempts to obtain bond had failed when county officials refused to ap prove the papers submitted Romelda Casten died University of Iowa pathologists said from poi soning Her parents reported find ing her dead when they returned to their former home at Locust af ter a business trip to Decorab Officials became suspicious ami sent the girls stomach to Iowa City fcr examination Later they learned that the parents had taken out a insurance policy on the girls life with themselves as beneficiaries but a few weeks before her death DOLE AND 2 FLYERS FOUND Wreckage of Transport Is Located at Bottom of Deep Canyon LOS ANGELES March 8 Jimmy Doles veteran of the air and his two companions were found late yesterday in the twisted metal wreckage of their red trimotored transport plane at the bottom of a thousand foot deep canyon high in the snow bound San Bernardino mountains In the secluded chasm where death had held them secretly for twelve days a group of grief stricken friends scrambled down the steep walls and thru the heavy timber and underbrush to find them after a weary trek thru the mountains From the mute evidence the searchers found it seemed that Doles passenger pilot for the Wes tern Air Express and his mates copilot A W Bieber and Steward John 2 Slaton had run afoul of terrific windstorm while flying without passengers from Kingman Ariz to Loa Angeles on Feb 23 acbre of passengers were injured one perhaps fatally and seven oth ers severely when two busses car rying players and fans back to Galesburgfrom a basketball tourna ment at Burlington crashed and burned near here early today When the leading bus failed to make a turn one mile south of here and careened wildly the trailing conveyance crashed into it The gasoline tank of the latter carrier was broken and the fuel burst into flames The ffanies spread quickly and many of the 43 occupants of both busses were burned before thev could get out Others suffered brok en limbs cuts and bruises in ths crash or in fleeing the flaming ma chines William Tucker of Galesburg with severe burns and other in juries was in a critical condition in a Monmouth hospital Among tha severely injured were Wilbur Bald win dislocated arm and burns on face Elmer Wart burns and bruises Isal Johnson injured leg Dorothea Wells injured ankle R A Tulane burned hands Leonard Nelson broken leg and Mrs R G Gilmore bruises and shock All are from Galesburg except Johnson who is from Knoxville 111 Less serious injuries were suf fered by Sarah Alney Louise Dai ton Mr and Mrs R J Simpson Melvin Lemmons Mr and Mrs D Cepert Ethel Brissoth Mrs R A Tulane Mrs C E Jerling Mrs W J Costello and Irene Noison all of Galesburg CITY March S Federal authorities today joined city officials in efforts to combat a nysterious malady accompanied by paralytic symptoms which has stricken approximately 300 persons none fatally so far in Oklahoma City after Dr Walter H Miles city health director said he attributed the strange illness to poison liquor or Jamaica ginger T Benjamin of the United Stales food and drug service announced a federal ban had been placed on shipments of Jamaica ginger from Kansas City to St Louis ware houses to Oklahoma City and Roy St Lewis United States district at torney said a federal drive against its sale started last November would be redoubled Dr Miles said approximately 300 cases of the paralysis had been re ported to his office After investi gation of many cases he said he was liquor was re sponsible for moat if not all of the cases Two grifls of hgnschool age weie among those stricken Moat of the victims were menj however among vhom were two physicians a ireacher five drugstore employes nd a chiropodist The chiropodist aid he had treated several of the ictims when their feet became par lyzed and attributed hia own con ition to contagion The minister nd a number of others denied they ad drunk liquor Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS March Frisco one of only three dis tinctive cities left in the U S which was built not just as sembled San A n t o n e and N e w Orleans are the Thursday when thousands of po lice from the white house to Claremore were fighting the Reds to keep ROGERS them from marching Mayor Rolph helped em form in line had bis men show them where the city hall was fixed a stand for em to speak on thanked em for coining to see him and a good time waa had by all except the women who were un able to get arrested But aint it funny only one man in public office in America that had sense of humor enough to kid en along But thats why its Fris co and why Rolph has been mayor since Balboa stumbled over the Pacific Yours WILL ROGERS MidAtlantic Storm Forces Aquitania to Seek Another Course CHERBOURG France March 8 cyclone In midAtlantic forced the liner Aquitania to shift its course enroute here from New York The ship arrived a dny Inte No one aboard was injured and lh sjiio sustained no damacre Hoover to Deliver Radio Address Monday NEW YORK March 8 President Hoover addressing a birthday party of Boy Scouts in Washington next Monday evening will be heard by the entire nation Both the National Broadcasting and the Columbia Broadcasting systems will link together the stations of their chains for the talk starting at 8 p mv central time carry the address will include NBC WEEI WOC WOW WTAM WSAIWGN KSD CBS chain WABC WEAN WNAC WOWO WFM KOIL WISN WCCO WIBW KFH WBCM WSPD HAYNES TELLS OF WAR EXPERIENCE Buffalo Center Spanish War Night Attended by 53 BUFFALO CENTER March In a reminiscent mood the state commander of the Iowa ciepartmen of the American Legion Glen C Haynes of DBS Moines formerly a Mason City man told an assem Wage of 53 World and Spanish wai veterans last night of his expert ences in two wars Veterans of the two wars were present from Granada Fairmont Blue Earth Bricelyn Minn ftnc from Emmetsburg Buffalo Center Ledyard Tltonka and Dolliver Iowa Other speakers on the program o the evening were Maj H Nelson of Fairmont and former State Sen ator Mayne of Emmetsburg Pittsburgh Instructor Is Killed by Room ma I PITTSBURGH March 8 Newell Gibson an instructor in chemistry at Carnegie Institute o technology was shot in the ab domen early today in an apartmen he shared with Walter O Krcbs Police said Krcbs admitted th shooting which climaxed n party i the apartment police said Gibso Is in a serious condition Hoover Says Conditions Are Mending POLICE HUNT TWO ABDUCTORS Arkansas Pair Kidnaped and Robbed by Gang sters PINE BLUFFS Ark March 8 men suspected Chicago gangsters who are reported to have abducted a wealthy planter and an Arkansas politician robbed them f diamonds and cash and demanded an additional were the oh ects of an intensive police search oday L W Quattlebaum planter and janker told police the men took him in a car to a secluded place 40 miles from here last Wednesday robbed forced him to sign checks for several thousand dol lars and then bound him to a tree Bradley Jobe prominent in Ar kansas politics told a similar story saying he was robbed of in cash ELDORAINQUEST TO BEGIN AGAIN Deaths of Two Small Boys Near Iowa Falls to Be Investigated ELDORA March 8 final session of the inquest into the deaths or Raymond Silvest 7 and his brother Marion 5 believed to have been poisoned last December will bo held next Wednesday County Attor ney James L Cameron said today The hearingis expected to close investigation of the deaths Cam eron said Viscera of the boys was sent to the University of Iowa for analysis last winter and showed traces of poison The lads died from a mysterious illness which caused eir bodies to turn dark David Hughes 35 farm hand who formerly worked for Lee Silvest the boys father and who remained vol untarily in the jail here for several weeks during inquiry into the case died recently WASHINGTON March 8 thoro study of the present eco nomic situation has convinced Pres ident Hoover that within a month or two the more serious effects of last falls stock market crash will be passed with unemployment con ditions definitely on the mend To the increased out of doors con struction work that comes each year as the weather grows warmer and to the expanded building programs of the railroads public utilities anc private industries the chief execu tive looks to bring about this re sult Unemployment Seasonal Mr Hoovers views on the situa tion were summarized in a state ment issued to Washington news papermen late yesterday based on a statistical study made by interest ed departments and consultation with the business organization set up by the president as a part of hi program for economic stabilization Unemployment he said is serious in but 12 states and hardly more than seasonal in the remaining 36 He added that the low points of business and employment were passed in December and thai a gradual improvement had been noted since that time Money Rates Lower The chief executive predicted that with wage rates maintained low interest rates prevailing and in creased expansion exDPiiditures by railroads and utilities the advance of spring will witness a return to normal prosperity Going on to an analysis of credit conditions Mr Hoover said that Turn to Inwe Column WRIGHT COUNTY BOY CONFESSES TO DJ POLICE Lloyd Musselman 18 Is Blond Bandit Who Did Goodell Job GOODELL March Lloyd Musselman 18 Eagle Grove who Was captured in Des Moines last night confessed this morning to the robbery of the State Savings bank here Musselman still had the money with him when captured Musselman forced Conwell vicepresident of the bank to lie clown on the floor while lie casually strode out to his sedan and drove away about 1 oclock yesterday Con well and Clarence Waterman cashier of the IClemrne bank went to Des Moines this morn ing to identify him The bandit who drove a gray Chevrolet sedan the back seat of which was occupied by a large police dog made away with about in currency and cash Officers of thebank i are T R Burgess president Owen F Conwell vice preai dent and Warner T cashier Wanted Horses Entering the bank the blond bandit casually asked Mr Conwell who was seated in a small office adjoining the lobby if he could spare a few minutes to give him some information Mr Conwell came into the lobby then and asked the stranger what he desired to know Are you acquainted with a man in this neighborhood by the uame of Miller he asked Yes replied Mr Couwell you mean Dan Miller How old is this Dan Miller he again queried Why about no I imagine re plied Mr Conwcil Do you want to get some horses Miller vis a farmer living near Goodell who deals in horses Yeh I sure do replied the bandit Stick cm up Mr Conwell surprised and baffled at this turn of affairs complied with the command Consoled Banker The bandit then asked Mr Con well how much money was availabla in the bank and ordered him to bring it to him He stood outside the vault and took the currency and coins as they were brot out by M Conwell Mr Conwell stated that the end of the revolver used by the man was capped with what he believed to be a silencer of some sort When the bandit saw that his vic tim was nervous he attempted to console him with the words Dont get scared kid Im not going to Turn o IIIRC 10 Ciuumii M Sffie Wea 3 Killed In Explosion KEARNY N J March 8 Three men were believed to have met death last night when fire preceded by an explosion destroyed n Pure Oil company oil barge moored in the of the happiest healthiest sections FLOOD VICTIMS BEGIN REPAIRS French Citizens Set to Work to ReEstablish Wrecked Homes TOULOUSE Prance March 8 IP rather than discour aged by the magniture of the task which becomes hourly more appar ent to them the population of the stricken French flood regions are setting rapidly and intelligently about the task of repairing dam age wrought by the Garonne and its tributaries Loss of life in the flood disaster Hi it now appears will run well over the previous high estimates of 500 with Moissac where 100 perished the hardest hit of the towns Prop erty damage will aggregate many millions of dollars Thousands are IOWA WEATHER Tuir Saturday night rising Icniponitiirc in west and north central portions Sumliiy fair some cloudiness warmer in Koutli and extreme cast por tions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 41 Minimum In Night ID At 8 A M Saturdny 23 WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday March 10 for the Upper Mississippi and Lower Mis souri valley rind the northern and central great plains Probably a precipitation period by middle or clone of week temperatures mostly near or above normal homeless where a week ago was one i Passaic river I of southern sunny France V Ig ;