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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 10 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 130 Queen May Need Cash Monarchistic S y s teni Totters in Spain MUSSULMAN GETS 20 YEARS By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March Queen Victoria of Spain may yet need the left to her by the late Alexander P Moore of Pitts burgh former American ambas sador at King Alfonsos court to live on in exile One may rea sonably expect to read in most any edition of the paper he may happen to pick up that Spain has just gone re publican The inonarch lstic system surely Is on the totter in that country But my how long it has been tot tering If ever an obviously inevita ble revolution hung fire it has done so in Spain for the last 25 plainly becoming more imminent with everysucceeding one of about two dozen crises and still not quite imminent enough to eventuate v happens that newspaper busi i ness kept me on duty in Europe from 1908 to 1911 and in that time I received no fewer than five hurry up orders at intervals to streak it from my headquarters in London to Madrid or Barcelona to be on hand at a Spanish revolution which in each instance was supposed already to have started Each one looked really promising too on arrival in the Iberian penin sula Things finally appeared to have settled down during the period be tween 1923 arid afew weeks ago but the simmering evidently was go Turn to 1nge 2 Column Nation Bows Its Head at Bier of William H Taft 1930 OFFICERS IN NORTH IOWA SCHOOLS PICKED Dows Emmetsburg and Algona Considering Special Issues NORTH Iowa voters in independent school districts chased the elus ive Mr X across scores of ballots today in the annual election of direc tors to the school board Three North Iowa schools voted on special issues Algona voters whether to erect a new 5180000 school building to relieve the crowded conditions of their systems Dows voted on the question of high zhool football and Emmetsburg voted on the question of a junior college Vote on Football Conditions in the Algona public schools have been crowded for some time according to reports Pupils have been herded into impromptu classrooms in the city hall the Bap tist church auditorium and other spare rooms about the business dis trict in town Considerable agitation in favor of the new building was aroused in Algona prior to the election and the pupils themselves aided in the dis tribution of literature in favor of the new structure i THE PLACE AND THE MAN 104 Burned to Death in Korean Fire TO DES MOINES Greenhalgh Confesses He Killed Pershing Re cluse DBS MOINES March 10 William Grcenhalgh 35 confessed slayer of Petnr Donkersloot 72 Pershing recluse was brot here Sun day for safe keeping by Marion county authorities Sheriff E E Clark and County Attorney Harry De Reus Maintaining complete silence re garding the crime the Marion coun ty officials will not grill the prisoner today altho Sheriff Park Findley said he expected to talk with Green halgb tl After relating that he got mad at Donkersloot last Thursday in the recluses two room shack and struck him over the head with a poker Greenhalgh has not discussed the crime Effects of his restraint were shown in jail Sunday and offi cers believed he was cracking He had entirely from an attempt at suicide Friday night by cutting his throat with n razor Funeral services for Donker sloot were held near Pershing Sun day Several new witnesses are expect ed to be called today by the cor oners investigating committee in cluding J C Hunt Mrs Henry Hunt sister of William Greenhalgh confessed slayer and Paul Dial The robbery motive again haa been advanced since Donkersloots clothes werein a dishereled condi tion when he was found Neighbors stated that Donkersloots brother who died a year ago had displayed a money belt which contained large sum of money and which is supposed to have been inherited by the mur dered man school footballwas brot Before vthe voters in addition to the election of two new directors to the board Agi tation in favor of discontinuing foot ball in the school was started re cently and members of the school board decided to find the true feel ing of the school patrons at regular election time The board authorized the election with the reservation that it would not necessarily follow the trend of the vote Building Is 45 Years Old In Emmetsburg a vote was taken on the question of a junior college School patrons have made a thoro study of the subject and a consensus among leaders in the district has favored the addition of two more years to the public school curri culum King township in Winnebago county voted today on the question of erecting a new school building in district No 5 one mile north and one mile west of Thompson The present building being used by the pupils is 43 vears old and is one of the landmarks of the county Here is the Goodell Stale Savings bank which Lloyd Mus xelman 19 of Eagle Grove en tered Friday noon and emerged from a few minutes later with in currency At the right Is Owen Comvell vice president who forced to lie down on the floor after he had turned over the contents of the vault at the point of a re volver The youth was captured in a Des Moines rooming house early Saturday morning and re turned to Goodell where here enocted the holdup in the bank lor state agents Paris Would for Vessels SEOUL Korea March 10 One hundred and four persons were killed and more than 100 injured to day in a fire which broke out at a motion picture show at the Chinkai naval base in southern Korea Most of the victims were Japanese naval men and their wives and children The show was being held in a warehouse at the naval base in ob servance of the twentyfifth anni versary of the capture by the Jap anese of Mukden in the RussoJap anese war The anniversary was celebrated thruout the empire to day The film which ignited and caused the fire was a patriotic re production of scenes in the Russo Japanese conflict About 600 per sons were in the building when the film burst into flames and fired the structure Most of those who perished were trapped in the building The blaze broke out at 3 oclock in the after noon and raged for two hours The majority of the victims were small children Flames from the warehouse for a time threatened to spread to a nearby ammunition magazine The bluejacket fire fight ers barely managed to prevent this JURIST WILL BE LAID TO REST IN ARLINGTON Hoover to Head Official Mourners at Rites Tuesday CONWELL AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Jane says shes only twentysix but a woman has to be oldevn that to feel thrilled when a widower with six children comes courtin R 0 T G UNITS ARE ENDORSED Davenport Businessmen Say Organization Must Remain DAVENPORT March 10 The R O T C shall be maintained in Davenports high school This was the answer hurled today by Davenport educators business men and patriots to a statewide committee formed in Des Moines Saturday with one of its specific purposes the elimination of military training in the high schools of Dav enport and Council Bluffs They were vigorous in their praise of the reserve officers train ing corps for mental moral and physical training and sweeping in their refutation of charges that it was tin soldier monkeybusiness creating the sort of military mob mindcdness that leads to wars as claimed by the new pacifist organ izatin The new organization named the Iowa Committee on Militarism in Education has indicated that it will sponsor a bill in the next general assembly to make R O C T drill at the University of Iowa and State college elective instead of com pulsory Davenport men who are vitally interested see in this a distant threat but propose to take vigorous action in opposition of the attack on R O T C before it reaches the state legislature ONDON March 10 Chief delegates of America Great Britain and France to the naval con ference here tackled the first great crisis of the naval conference today when they faced each other across a table at St James palace for consideration of Frances demand for a guarantee of security In exchange for such a guarantee France has let it be known she is prepared to cut her claim for a big navy aggregating 724000 tons in five years It was a matter of ut most gravity which Mr MacDonald Secretary Stimson and M Briand were called upon to handle Upon its outcome depends success or fail ure in this greatest of all disarm ament conferences Want No WarLike Pact M Briand veteran of innumerable crises in international conferences knew in advance that neither Mr MacDonald nor Secretary Stimaon wish to involve their countries in any pact which would commit them to warlike action But M Briend has instructions from his government that France wants a security agree which will guar antee her against aggression For more than an hour the French position was under the conference microscope Aiding Secretary Stim son were Ambassador Morrow and Senator Robinson The meeting marked real begin ning of vital activities of the con ference where opposing claims finally were face to face with each other after seven long weeks of preliminary work and delays Some London morning1 papers today voiced emphatic opposition to British par ticipation in any pact of Mediter ranean security as a means of sat isfying France and bringing her into a fivepower naval agreement Britain Vitally Concerned It is really Great Britain which is vitally concerned in the French demand for a security pact It is un derstood that France has not made any proposal for mutual assistance on a five power basis Foreign min Hampton Woman Burned HAMPTON March services for Mrs Charles BcetJ 82 were held at the home Friday after norn conducted by the Rev H L Michael pastor of the Congregation al church Mrs Beed was born in Ohioi1 Tuni to S Ciilumu Waterloo and Webster City Awarded District Basketball Tournaments DES MOINES March lO East and West Waterloo high schools will join in sponsoring the second district high school basket ball tournament this week it was decided today The games will bu played at West high Webster City was announced as the site for the district 4 basketball tournament today by George A Brown secretary of the Iowa High Kchool Athletic Association after J consultation with school officials of that city and Boons LEADER ASKS HELP FOR MINE WORKERS Industry Is One of Pro fitless Operation Says Lewis INDIANAPOLIS Ind March 10 1 present state of the bituminous coal indus try as one of profitless operation pauperized wages and resulting mis ery John L Lewis international president of the United Mine Work ers of America today urged federal legislation to emancipate bitum inous coal miners from barbaric mismanagement inhis report to the thousand delegates at the open ing session of the unions thirty first constitutional convention here The report prepared jointly by Lewis and the international of ficers Philip Murray vice presi dent and Thomas Kennedy secre tarytreasurer pictured in detail what was termed the growing parity and widening inequalities of earnings as between bituminous coal and industries which consume coal as a basic source of energy While dealing primarily with the economic aspect of the coal indus try the report bitterly denounced the rump convention scheduled to convene today in Springfield 111 as a spurious call for a conven tion which is a flagrant transgres sion of every law in our organiza tion The international meeting here was called after elements opposed to the Lewis administration had announced a reorganization meet ing at Springfield on the conten tion that the unions constitution has expired and that the interna tional board is without power Summarizing the bituminous coal situation the Lewis report said that ruinous competition within coal fields and as between coal fields is constantly growing worse Lose Convention Control SPRINGFIELD 111 March 10 IP of the insurgent conven tion of coal miners called to reor ganize the United Mine Workers of America was wrested frpm Harry Fishwick president and Frank Far rington former president of the Illi nois miners as the convention opened this morning John Brophy miners official from Pennsylvania attacked FarringUm directly after the roll call showed delegates in attendance He BACKS KENYON fORJOIJBESHIP Dickinson Thinks lowan Is Entitled to Seat on Su preme Bench DES MOINES March 10 Congressman L J Dickinson today issued a statement indorsing Judge William S Kenyon to the supreme court of the United States to succeed Justice E T San born who died Sat urday He said he had communicated with friends in Washing ton in Kenyons behalf On several ocW S KENYON casions in the past I have urged his appointment to the supreme court when vacancies occurred Mr Dick inson said I feel that Judge Ken yon is entitled to the promotion and that Iowa and the middlewest de serve the honor of representation on this great tribunal I have communi cated with administration leaders in Washington to urge consideration of Judge Kenyon as successor to the late Justice Sanborn and I am hope ful that he will be chosen by Presi dent Hoover Judge Kenyon formerly lived at Fort Dodge He is a former United States senator from Iowa NEW YORK March 10 I Funeral services for William Howard Taft In All Souls Uni tarian church Washington will lie radiocast over the combined networks of tin National Broadcasting company from to p in central standard time tomorrow Tho Columbia broadcasting com pany is also urrnnginjj n hook up TI7ASHINGTON March 10 V The body of William Howard Taft lay today in the still serenity of his home while a great nation prepared to confer upon him its highest honors A profusion of floral tributes bright with the blossoms of spring crowded the lower chambers of the Louse of death and testified to the respect and affection of the people for the genial friendly man who alone has served in the two highest offices of the government Congress Adjourned The quietude of the pleasant old home on Wyoming avcnue un broken save for the occasional ar rival of solicitous friends bringing expressions of sympathy to Mrs Taft or of messengers With more flowers and notes of condolence from the great of this and other na tions From the white house to the most far flung outpost of the military and naval services flags stood at half staff Congress met only to adopt resolutions of sorrow and then adjourn as a mark of respect for the former president and chief jus tice Burinl to Be Military With impressive services of digni fied simplicity the nation tomorrow will heap its honor upon the memory of Mr Taft For three hours the body will lie in state beneath the massive rotunda of the capitol Fu neral services at All Souls Unitar ian church where Mr Taft wor shipped for many years and inter ment in a wooded slope of the Ar lington National cemetery will fol low A caisson will bear the body from the Taft home to the capitol escorted by a squadron of cavalry The members of the supreme court over which Mr Taft presided for a decade will form an honorary escort and eight noncommissioned officers Turn it THRO Column IV Will Rogers Says BEVERLY HILLS March 10 Say this glider contraption of Lindberghs looks like a pretty good racket He went up yestf t day and com peted with a buzzard and the fowl got sec ond money The com petit ion was going along about even till Liudv pick it up just kept right on When the old bird saw that he got disgusted and withdrew and went back to his original trade Lindy was telling me the other night about these things He thinks they have e great fu ture in to fly is only three or four hundred dollars No engine no gasoline all you need is a high hill and u strong wind ard a few old boya to yank you out into space All sounds marvelous but when I try its going to be inside a room with the floor lined with feath erbeds Yours WILL BYRD A ffi CREW ARE SAFE IN NEW ZEALAND Dunedin Tunis Out to Greet Antarctic Ex pl orers ELINOR SMITH SETS AIR MARK 18 Year Old Girl Pilot As cends to Height of 32000 Feet ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y March 10 Smith 18 year old girl pilot today attained an apparent altitude of 32000 feet in an attempt to set a new altitude record for women The previous rec ord set by the late Marvel Crosson was 21600 feet Miss Smith carried on her flight a sealed barograph which will be sent to Washington to be read On landing she said that one of the two altimeters in her airplane showed at one point in her flight 32000 feet and the other 20000 At this altitude she said the super charger regulating the flow of gas and oxygen to her motor ap parently froze The physical effort of adjusting the motor made her dizzy she said then everything went black and she fainted When she regained con sciousness she had dropped to 27000 feet and the airplane was in a smooth gentle glide Turn to a Column Church Is Completed KEOKUK March 10 complete the First Lutheran church which was started TO years ago an auditorium is hcing constructed Services have been held in the basement VOTING LIGHT AT ELECTION Polls to Close at 7 P M Candidates Apparently Without Opposition Voting was light in the four ward polling places at the school election here Monday John C Shipley and Bennett A Webster candidates for directors to succeed Fred G Duffield and D W Grippen as well as Allan F Beck candidate for school treasurer had no opposition on the ballot The polls which opened at 7 oclock Monday morning will close at 7 oclock in the evening The vot ing places are First ward Adminis tration building second assembly room of the courthouse third ward Lapiners garage and fourth fire station rvUNEDIN N Z March T Rear Admiral Richard E Byrd American explorer and the members of his Antarctic expedi tion returned to Dunedin today af ter spending more than a year in the scientific exploration of the frozen regions at the bottom of the world All Dunedin turned out to Erect the discoverer of the Antarc tic region which he named Marie Byrd land in honor his wife Byrd is the only man who has flown over both poles He soared over the south pole Nov 28 1929 in the trimotored monoplane Floyd Bennett piloted by Bcrnt Balchen and accompanied by Capt Ashley McKiniey aerial surveyor and Harold I June radio operator The flight was made over the hazardous heights from Little America Byrds base Thousands View Ijindlng On May 9 1929 Byrd flew out of Spitzbergcn circled the North pole and returned Among his other ad ventures was a transAtlantic flight which ended when his plane became lost in fog and finally came down at the waters edge off the coast of France Tumultoiis enthusiasm held sway as the expedition borne by the barque City of New York and the Turn In Iagc ri Column GOODELLBANDIT GIVEN TERM IN STATES PRISON Judge Clark Metes Out Quick Sentence to Young Robber BULLETIN GARNER March Asen ence of 20 years in the peni tentiary it Fort Madison was meted out to Lloyd Musselman confessed robber of tile State Savings bunk at Goodell by Judge T J Clark in the Han cock county district court at S oclock this afternoon Mussclman who is an Eagle irovo boy will be taken to Fort Madison sometime this evening or tomorrow by Sheriff Jnmes J Ross Musselmnn was captured and sentenced in about four days rARNER March Lloyd Mus selman 19 who robbed the State Savings bank at Goodell Fri day noon was in court here this afternoon to receive his sentence after pleadingguilty to the charge thru county attorneys information Jifdge J J Clark is on the bench Musselman was brot here about noon today from Britt where he spent the night in the jail He was captured inDes Moines Saturday morning in a rooming house where he had fled with his booty after staging the Goodell robbery at about 1 oclock the previous after noon r Since hisarreStmusSeiinXnV had a reputation in his homo for being a bad boy has treated the episode with the same nonchal ance he exhibited in executing the holdup Tulse It Good NuluredJy Might aswell take it good nat uredly he is reported to have told Des Moines detectives No use crying about It now He was taken to the scene of the robbery Saturday evening at about 5 oclock and reenacted the entire holdup in the bank with state agents as witnesses When arrested Musselman had his booty in a paper sack and in his automobile which he had placed in a Des Moinns garage His police dog Trixie which attracted the atten tion of Goodell persons was still with him Trixie and I did it alone he told Detective Cessna who di rected the surrounding of the room ing house and placed the youth un der arrest Young Musselmnn evinced groin glee in recounting how scared that fellow in the bank was was executing Turn to Ij when he to the command RC 5 oliniiu Alleged Members of Auto Theft Club Held at Iowa City IOWA CITV March 10 Two youths alleged to be members of an automobile theft club dis closed by the police a week ago were taken In custody Saturday charged with stealing bicydes from Frank Morland at West Lilicr ty Walter Clifford 10 and Barney Hopkins 13 are aucnseil of taking the bicycles and hiding their ai Riverside lliev discov ered by the police NORTH IOWAN IS KILLED IN CRASH Harry Van Gordon 37 of Emmetsburg Dies From Postal Clerics to Meet DES MOINES March 10 Third and fourth class Iowa post masters will meet here June 3 ami 4 The Stale Association of postal clerics and the State Association of poslftl carriers will convene here July 13 and 11 with auxiliary or ganizations meeting at the same time Injur es FORT DODGE March 10 Ti Harry Van Gordon 37 of Emmets burg died in SL Josephs hospital here late Sunday night of injuries received when his car crashed into a signal column at the Chicago Great Western railroad crossing near the city limits His car caught fire after Hie crash and Van Gordon was saved from burning to death by a passing motorist who dragged him from the machine unconscious Mr Van Gordon was Itnown thru out North Iowa where he hud worked for several years as a sales man first for a flour company nrJ lately for a national insurance jon1 pnny He is survived by his fat hot nnd mother Mr nnd Mrs R Van Gordon his wife and two small laughters IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat colder Mon day night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 53 Aboxo Minimum in Night 33 Ahovn At 8 A M Monday 35 Above Figures forlike period ending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Ji5 Above Minimum in Night 28 Above March has given North Iowa 10 consecutive days without precipita tion And no temperature since the opening night when zero was re corded had been lower than 33 above Sunday night however was the first on which the minimum temperature was not as low as freezing ;