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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1930, Mason City, Iowa LJ rrvrr i1 tur r rrrvj if MASON CITY MERCHANTS TO STAGE SPRING OPENING MARCH 19 20 21 AND 22 North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION OL XXXVI FIVE GENTS PEK COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKESERVUIB TT APITJ o i MARCH 18 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE IWmf Price Shingles Principles Disap pear in Tariff Fight By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 18 CPA maj sesm like a dul subject Time w a when a singli shingle could b so applied as U occupy a lads at tention t o awhile to the ex elusion of all els but that time i past As an in strument of jus tice the shingle i obsolete Even for roofing pur poses it is any thing but th builders main re liance that i to be Liv ing in a city away from rura methods of construction I doubt i I have so much as thot of shingle in the other day Reference to them in connection with the tariff debate in the senati was what brot them to mind THE tariff is a dull subject too Nevertheless two things mixei together sometimes produce a com binatlon that is entirely differen from either of its ingredients taken by itself Shingles and the tariff mixed di it in this instance It was a mixture it seems to me of a sort of interest anyone who suspects that the last few years in crease in his income has not kepi pace with the increase in the cos of nearly everything he has to paj for in order to live i f tlTE have tf ahingle industry in our Pacific northwestern states and SisS border shingle Industry Now while it is true that houses hitfcis country are not as exclusive ly roofed with shingles as once they were the fact remains that a grea many of them still are so roofed and so are a lot ofbarns and mis cellaneous shacks And naturally the folk who foot the bills like to buy their shingles asreasonably as possible Thus there is competition in the shingle trade AS general proposition American industries would be at a disad vantage in competing with foreign Tunt to Pace 2 Column 1 TROLLEYTlifT LOOMS AGAIN Two More New Orleans Streetcars Are Dynamited NEW ORLEANS Mar 18 Thedynamiting of two streetcars early today ended a two months per iod of quiet an brot to approxi mately 70 the number of trolleys bombed since a striko of streetcar employes last July No one was injured in the explos ions which were within eight blocks of each other and a few minutes apart in time In the first at Galvcz and Napoleon avenue the front wheel of a car was cracked and its windows were shatteredSimilar damage was suffered by the trolley dynamited at South Claibome and Jefferson avenues Police and federal marshals who have met with little success in prev ious Investigations began an In quiry into the latest violence AUNT HET By Robert Quilten Shed better take Henry I noticed his long under clothes showin thru his socks an any man that wears that kind will make a good steady husband Stimson Ef f cM as FranceItaly Mediator Is Failure SCARFACEFREE BUT WHERE DID HE GO QUERY Notorious Gang Leade May Have Gone to Miami Estate PHILADELPHIA March is Scarface Al Capone Chicag racketeer is free today after spend ing 10 months tn the Eastern stat penitentiary but his whereabouts i a mystery With his bodyguard Prank Cline the gang chieftain was released yes terday from the gate of the penitentiary at Gratersford 30 mile from Philadelphia while hundreds o reporters photographers and other waited outside ithe Eastern peniten tiary here to get a glimpse of them Release Delayed The prisoners had been spirite to Gratersford early in the daj while officials awaited the arrlva from Harrisburg of release paper hearing the signature of Governo Fisher Gapone and Cline were to one year each for carrying deadl weapons but two was cu off on t of f good behavior They were entitled to their freedon at midnight Sunday but it was de laycd until the arrival of Governo Fisher from the West Indies May Bo in Florida Capone and Cline slipped awaj unseen except by prison officials These officials declined to revea their destination if they knew it Nor would they state whether th two men had been met outside th prison gate by friends In announcing their release foil hours after they had been set free Herbert Smith warden of the pen itentiary said they had been taken away in a brown automobile am told newspapermen to try to fine out where they had gone They dii try But their efforts met with no success Local police expressed the belief that they headed either for Turn to Page 2 Column E L Doheny Weeps While He Testifies WASHINGTON March 18 Edward L Doheny while on the stand today defending himself against charges of bribery broke down and wept in testifying how naval officers appealed to his pat riotism to get him to bid on an oil storage contract and he was tem porarily excused from the stand The 73 year old defendant broke down as he reached a point in his testimony which concerned hisson Edward L Doheny Jr who was Wiled by his secretary about a year ago Doheny said Rear Admiral J K Robison urged him to bid for the Pearl Harbor Hawaii oil storage contract because of tct menace that a certain power might to the United States in Pacific waters Doheny added that Robisons graphic picture of what might hap pen as the result of an attack by the power referred to nearly made me cry i Die Robison use the name of your son in his arguments asked Hogan Yes replied Doheny in a choked voice Asked to tell what was said the oil man began to sob He left the stand for a few minutes but con tinued hia testimony in a firm voice when he returned irand Jury Fails to Indict in Wreck Case DODGE March 18 action was taken by the grand ury which reported yesterday aflci nvestigating an automobile acci dent which caused theideath of Lyle Goodrich of John Hoyer of Fort Dodge was brot back here o testify regarding the accident or which he is serving an eight ear sentence at Anamoim reforma ory on conviction of manslaugh er 205 GALLONS FROM ONE CELLAR TOWNS NAMING CANDIDATES Voting in Primaries Light in Principal Cities of State BV THE ASSOCIATED TKESS Iowas urban population filed into the pollstoday to choose the men and women who are to contest two weeks hence for the right to con trol the destinies of cities and large towns during the next two years Candidates for mayor and city councils and commissions were be ing balloted upon in the primary elections thruout the state Early reports Indicated that voting was light altho it was expected to pick up in the late afternoon In Des Moines and Cedar Rapids the voting during the early hours was reported as among the lightest in several years In the latter city the principal contest was for the mayoralty nominations Three candidates sought the two nominations for mayor while 15 others sought nom inations for park finance public improvements and public safety commissioners At DCS Moines 25 candidates were in the field Five men battled for the mayoralty nominations an equal number for streets commis sioner four for public safety com nissioner while nine wanted the parks assignment Two women and one man were in the field for fi nance commissioner Two candidates will be nominated for each office the 30 winners entering the regular election two weeks hence FAIR WEATHER IS FORECAST higher Teniperatures En route in Wake of Snow Thruout Iowa KS MOINES Harcii IS Tair weather was headed into Iowa todav on the wake of a spring rain and snowstorm which visited virtu ally the entire stte during the last 18 inurs Precipitation ranging from a trace at Charles City to 103 inch tt Lamoni was recorded for the 24 bourn ending at 7 a m with snow reported in a number of cities in cluding Dubuque where it reached a deptl6f four inches Temperatures slid into sub frcez ng depths from their highs of 72 o 80 on Sunday Sioux Citys 2fi eing the lowest reported last 3es Moines reported 27 Council Cf Chailm City and h 23 Dnvonnnif Keuklik Death Will Be Asked in Miner Trial ANAMOSA March 18 state presented additional witnesses in district court bare today in its effort to convict Mrs Tilda Miner of first degree murder for the poison ing of her husband Indications were that the states case would be completed in a day or so County Attorney Clifford Paul has indicated ho would seek to have the hanging penalty invoked Presentation of the states case began yesterday after Judge H C Ring had overruled a defense mo tion fcr a continuance to give attor neys time to marshal witnesses who would testify that Mrs Miners family history was such as to indi cate insanity Defense Counsel James E Remley stated In his plea that we will contend that Mrs Mi ner is not capable of distinguishing between right and wrong An examination of Mrs Miner by iWychoanalysls at the Univer sity cf Iowa resulted in a report that she was sane but had the mind of a child of less than 10 years Dean W J Teeters University of Iowa ihemist testified for the state that his examination showed Min ers stomach contained enough poison to cause death Gerald L Ly on of Olin home town of the Min ers testified ho had gold poison to Albert Hartwig alleged paramour of the woman who is charged with conspiring with Mrs Minor to kill her husband HartwJg Is In Jail in default of bond awaiting trla in September 3 MEN DIE IN TRAIN WRECK Officials Blame Explosion of Boiler for Starting Fire EVANSVILLE Ind March 18 men were killed and at least one other man was seriously injured early today when a freight train on the Louisville and Nashville railroad was wrecked at Klnney Sta tion between Guthrje Ky and Springfield The cause of the wreck according to Information received at the com panys offices here was a boiler ex plosion on the engine that threvOthe freight train from the rails and set fire to the cars The known dead are Henry Rus sell trainman Evflnsville Aaron Moss trainman address unknown an unidentified man believed to have been stealing t rids The injured Joseph Crandall trainman Evans vlile MUHEADTO RESIGN POST Dean Walter Williams Ex pected to Be Acting President BULLETIN COLUMBIA Mo niaren 18 board of curators ot the University or Missouri voted unanimously today not to vcconalder Its action of a year ago condemning circulation ot ii sex questionnaire among stu dents and then called in a group of deans and professors in an investigation info charges of academic unrest at the school and demands for the res ignation of President Straiten Brooks ST LOUIS March 18 St Louis PostDispatch says today in a staff correspondents dispatch from Columbia Mo that the resig nation of Dr Stratton D Brooks as president of the University of Mis souri and appointment of Dean Walter Williams of the school or journalism as acting president is the anticipated outcome oC a meet ing of the board of curators today The newspaper states it is cer tain Dr Brooks is togo If not to day wltlila a very few days The board plans to oust Brooks the Post Dispatch saya not because of the sex questionnaire episode of a year ago which led to dismissal of one university professor and sus pension of another for a year but because the board has been dis satisfied with Dr Brooks for at least two and because of a growing opinion that he was not the man desired to head the uni versity Liquor Paralysis Is Found in Kentucky RICHMOND Ky March IS 1t paralysis believed to be of the type prevalent at a number of points in the country and to be caused by consumption of poison ous alcohol has made its appear ance at Pain Lick this county Five men there are partially par alyzed as a result of drinking Jamaica ginger Dr J B Floyd city health officer reported todayj and he said he had reports of other cases Three of the men were said to be a serious condition In London recently a baby gave the alarm for fire and roused the occupants A campaign is to be launched urging every hnuichnldcr j to install one of tlieTe useful liltlt Opinion I ON PARITY WITH TARDIEUS NAVY Italian Prime Minister Reiterates Demands to U S Delegate BULLETIN LONDON March 18 James E Fentuu Australian minister for iruilu ami customs and dclpgulu lo the naval con firaiicu annmmccd today that thu Australian delegation hail provisionally booked return pas sage for Australia ior April K T ONDON March 18 Ital alian delegation to the naval conference was reported today to have held firmly to its stand at the outset the naval conference for naval parity with France Secretary Stimson undertaking the role of mediator in the Franco Italian naval dispute in an effort to solve the problem which is threaten ing the outcome of the conference had a conversation for Foreign lisUr iCraridi bivltaly tblsafteiTi66u discussion jnan effort to ef fect a compromise between Italy and France was reported to have achieved nothing excepting to get from the Italian foreign minister reiteration that Italy wants naval parity with France Wants Absolute Iarily Italy claims Uie right to absolute naval parity with France altho pro fessing willingness tn disarm even completely if other nations will fol low her suit France on the other hand hns set a total projected naval tonmigr for herself far in excess of what the oilier powers think fit and lias refused with finality to grant Italy pmty The naviil conference today en tered its nirlli week apparently still n long way from its goal ofa naval limitation treaty which will not really involve additional con struction In the words oE Andre Tardicu premier of France leaving for Paris after a weekcad with Ramsay Tinii li Taffo 2 Ciiluinn Condition of Lord Balfour Grows Worse WOKING Surrey England March 18 change for the worse in the condilioa of Lord Balfour vet eran British statesman who has been illseveral weeks was reported today A bulletin issued torlay by his physicians said Lord Balfour is not so well and bis condition is causing anxiety fl RflDIO ROMANCE ARBERKV THE FLAT TIRE DONT MISS IT HER BEST 5TORY1 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS March IS is a great country at Lhat We used to think tha p r o s p e rity was a condi tion Now we find that it is a commodity Mr Hoover has ordered it lo be delivered to us in GO days same as you would order a sack of flour or a side of bacon WILL ROGERS good times is not laying on our doorstep May 15 1930 we can sue the republican party ga judgment against em along wilh 123 previous judgments we hold against the same corpora tion Yours WILL ROGERS P the meantime some body bus got to invent a sixty lay diet HUCKINS RESTS Wk JURY IS HEARING PLEAS Defense Pulls Surprise by Not Calling Single Witness March IS Without calling a single witness the defense In the trial of George E Huckins oil a charge of obtain ing money under false pretenses rested today Closing arguments to the jury started at 10 a m Pre viously Judge F O Ellison had overruled a defense motion for a directed verdict The only person to appear on the witness stand before the defense rested its case was Charles Negus partner of Huckins in the Huckins and Negus retail cigar store here Negus who testified Friday for the state was recalled by the defense and testified that he received cash totaling 532000 as dividends for his investment in Huckins mysterious business which has paid 26 to 52 per cent interest on investments Had No Defective He said he also received an un determined sum which he reinvested into the business Negus asserted that the Hucklna and Negiis cigar store carried no defective or second cigars pur chased from the defendant He said he once asked George Huckins why he never used in the store the de fective cigars he said lie sold in his business Negus said Huckins told him that the product sold too fast Dollvcru States Argument King Thompson assistant county attorney delivered the argument for the state after which court re cessed until afternoon Thompson reviewed the testimony of Emil Levsen complaining witness that ic had invested 5300 with Huckins Turn io IJIRO i Column WILBUR GIVEN HONORARY LLD 1 University of Chicago Con fers Degree on Interior Secretary CHICAGO March 38 Dr Ray Wilbur secretary of the inter ior and president of Stanford uni versity today was awarded the hon orary doctor of laws LLD degree by the University of Chicago In conferring the degree on Dr Wilbur President Robert M Hutch ins said it was in recognition of a record of distinguished accomplish ment first ns a skillfn physician and organizer of medical education then as the efficient and progres sive executive of a great university j and finally as n disinterested and I courageous wrvunt of the national government BOY STRUCK BY BASEBALL DIES IN FEW HOURS Tony Halswasen 13 Went on With Game Despite Injury CHAPIN March Hal swnsen 33 is dead here after being struck ou the bend by a base ball pitched by another pupil in the school here yesterday in a baseball game al recess time Tony did notseem to be badly hurt at the time of the accident and went on with the game He studied until noon and seemed to be feeling fairly well according lo his teacher Hiaa Hazel Kindig Later however he suddenly swooned and did not re gain consciousness beforehis death Dies at 1arents Home Physicians were called and tha boy wno taken to the home of his parents where he died about an houj later He is survived by three srislerg and one brother and his parents Mr and Mrs P H Halawason The boys were somewhat dis mayed when Tony who was up to bat was struck squarely on the head by the pitched ball according to accounts at the accidennt Tony however arose and altho he seemed somewhat dazed lor a time con tinued playing baV f Funeral IftfSek T Al recess time lie entered lha schoolhouse with the other pupils and resumed his studies As noon approached however he becama sick and suddenly fainted A doctor from Sheffield was called and the boy was then taken to the home of his parents near Chapin Arrangements for the funeral have not been announced by mem bers of the family The rites prob ably will be held here Wednesday or Thursday however with burial in the Chapin cemetery SPAIN HONORS FORMER CHIEF Military Funeral Planned for Rivera One Time Dictator MADRID March 18 body of Don Miguel de Rivera was brot back to Spain today entering the country at Irun the name fron tier city thru which so many of those he exiled when dictator left tlicir homeland and from which He himself departed just a month ago discredited and cast aside Friend and foes alike their bit terness quenched at the bier plan ned for him the highest honors the Spanish monnrchy accords to one not is sovereign He will be buried with the military pomp oC his of captain general IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Tuesday night and Mndiicwlny pxecpt cloudy Tues day night in extremo por tion Itlslnp temperatures Weil nLsilny afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGnzelte weather figures for 21 hourperiod ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday S8 Above Minimum in Nlglit 25 A nova At 8 A M Tuesday 20 Above Trace of The sunny mood which iho weath er man presented Sunday was en tirely gone Monday and under the influence of a north wind the mer cury was driven to 23 degrees above zero during the night During the day the highest point reached was 38 contrasted with the sea sons record of 73 the previous day To North Iowa March means changeable weather ;