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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CIT FINAL VOL XXXV CENT3 PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MARCH 191929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 138 CALLES PURSUES REBEL TROOPS Hoover Scouring ROOT HUGHES MENTIONED AS POSSIBILITIES Prohibition Commission President Moves Cau tiously in Selecting Important Body By JAJCES WEST Associated Press Correspondent WASHINGTON March ID President Hoover Is moving with caution In the difficulttask of pick Ing those who are to compose his law enforcement commission and the best Information available is that he has not yet definitely decided on a single member Scores of names nave been pre teen ted for his consideration but many o these already have been eliminated for one reason or another and he now is described as literally scouring the country in the effort to find suit able men who will be willing to under take so gigantic a task The personnel ot this commission probably will toe more carefully scrut inized by the country than any that has been named certainly in many years To Attract Attention This will be largely by reason of the fact that an investigation of the en forcement of the prohibition amend jnent is to be included In its work This phase of the wlibte ftiaulrywill Vbethe one to attract the greatest pub other 6C arid rye as well others will be heard of many present and former prohibition en forcement officers will r bo taken In the effort to find the causes ot present the enforcement oC the eighteenth amendment the com mission will inquire into federal en forcement statutes to determine whether the abuses ore inherent In those laws and if so what changes TURN TO PAGE C COLUMN 4 Seth G Wells state oil Inspec tor is one of the nmny persons mentioned for lie appointment as senator from Knnsns to succeed Vice President Curtis REVEALS SLOT MACHINE GROUP Names of High Office Hold ers to Figure in Case Says Prosecutor CHICAGO March 19 politi cocriminal alliance involving slot ma chines and the millions ot dollars they have taken In has been revealed hy a secret Investigation conducted by the etateH attorneys oftlce aidea by 40 detectives The evidence already obtained ac cordlne to Assistant States Attorney Korthrup Is vast ana the list oC Indictments which 5s expected before the end of the month may include the names of several holders of Tilgh pub office It was Indicated ENTRY OF U S INTO COURT IS BEING OPPOSED Foreign Nations Object to Special Priviledges Position March Uni ted States was but two steps from adherence to tho world court to day but league ot nations observer5 saw a distinct possibility that at leas ono of those steps might never he taken The two steps involve ratification of the protocol agreed upon yesterday by the commission ot intovnalloual jurists ratification by tho American seriate on the one hand and by tha 40 nations which comprise the league of nations on the other Little opposition to the protocol Is expected in tho American senate since It Is believed that Eliliu Root its au thor conferred with the jurists here with tho sanction of President Hoov er and republican leaders Ueagno May Not Agree Approval by member nations of the league however presents quite a dif ferent matter A single nations dis agreement with tho terms ot the pro tocol will bo sufficient to prevent American adherence to the court un der its terms Jt is believed easily possible that some one state or even more may rebel against tho condi tions of tlie convention as according to privileged a position to ths United Stales Such disagreement which is feared particularly from Latin American TERN TO PAGE B COLUMN 5 CEDAR RAPIDS FLOOD DAMAGE IN THOUSANDS Crest of Cedar Is Moving South Mississippi Up at Keokuk pEDACR RAPIDS March w The flood waters receding Cedar Rapids today took stock ot Inn dam age Merchants said loes would total hundreds of thousands of dollars At a m the water had recedec five inches and continued to fall ai a rats of an inch an hour Hundreds ot homes on the west and sou en aidea still were flooded and thousands i persons were living with friends or in the second stories of their own homes the lower floors being flooded Twenty families living in what is known as Stumptown were forced tc sleep on the floor of a schoolhouse las night Police in hip boots cowman leered boats and rescued persons from partly submerged homes both on th west and south sides Bridges Not Used Owing to tho high water it was Ira possible today to use the Third Sec ond First and B avenue bridges 14 DIE WHEN PLANE CRASHES INTO FREIGHT CAR Tliis Associated Press iclcpuotogrnph shows wreckage ot tho Colonial Airways metal plane which carried 14 nlr sightseers to their death near Metropolitan nlrport in NcwarU N J It crashed into nri Iron freight cat after buttling a galo with crippled engines Only the pilot ivlio rode In the forward cockpit escaped with his life ami he wns seriously Injured Will Rogers NEW YORK March many Hal Is in a mess Its been uneasy ever slnco Smith insisted that they clean up and get re spectable for that election They are In a hurry to got bade to normal They a r i proud flown in Alabama and my friend Gov Bibb Graves wouldnt ask for relief if he didnt need It so help I will admit they are democrats WILLROGERS but after all they are human beings Mixed in with the war notes wns the following Heflin was St Patricks Day speaker at Brockton Mass Tours P S Mo fighting in Mexico yes tcrday Uolh sides at tended bull light Copyright M29 ths west side leaving the Sixtecnt avenue brMgo as the only enlranc to that section The Salvation army and other clvl organizations cared for hundreds refugees today No Northwestern trains haaavrlyed here Irom vthe east up to 10 a m They were being routed over the Rock Island tracks thru Davenport The Rock Island reported Its service had been restored from Waterloo north to Manly but washouts between Vinton andMt Auburn have Impeded service between Cedar Rapids and Waterloo All Rock Island trains from the north southbound on tho Minneapolis division were being routed thru Iowa Falls Busses Rim Again Tha Waterloo and Cedar Falls inter urban has resumed operation with a chain system of busses and Interur bana Busses transport passengers from the local terminal to the yards whore the Interurban Is used to To Porte City and from there a bus is used to Waterloo The road reports 12 washouts be tween La Porte City and Waterloo ten of which are In a stretch oC seven miles near La Porte City Rives Rises at Keoliuh KEOKUK March 19 Mis sissippi river hero stood at the 178 foot stage this morning more tliau a TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 Approve Two Appointments Wea IOWA FORECAST Fair Tuesday night and Wed nesday slightly colder In east and central portions Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock a m Tuesday Highest Monday B8 Degrees Lowest in Night 34 Decrees At 8 A M Tuesday 37 Degrees Another sunny day and the highest temperature thus far in 1929 Thats the brief meterologlcal record of Mon day Wnen Tuesday arrived on the scene clouds obscured the sun but early In the forenoon Old Sol broke thru In complete victory Roads are drylus up at a surprising speed according to men who use em thanks to the beneflclent Influence of this bright jun hitherto referred to and a south ivlnd PROBE MOTIVES IN CARLOS CASE Impeachment Trial of Los Angeles Jurist Finally Gets Started SAORAlfEXTO Ca March motives which Impelled Su I perior Judge Carlos S Hardy to slst Almee Sempte McPherson evan gelist In defending her kidnaping story were due for n discuslon by defense attorneys In the impeachment trial of the jurist before the state senate here today Hardy was brot to trial yesterday charged with misdemeanor in office In accepting 2500 from Mrs McPher son while the Ixs Angeles district attorney was Investigating her story two years ago The Jurist nlso is accused of ob structlng justice by defending tho evangelists kidnaping story after he iiad recelced reliable Information that she had not been kidnaped Continuing arguments In support ot the demurrer filed yesterday the defense attorneys wore expected to contend that Judge Hardy was mo tivated by friendship In aiding the evangelist and thnt ho acted ns a fellow churchman and not as a Judge in her behalf HOOVERS TALKS TO BE LIMITED President Plans Only 3 or 4 Public Appearances Each Year WASHINGTON March 19 President Hoover plans to limit hi public speaking engagements to thre or four a year and already has de clined two invitations from the Amer ican Red Cross nnd the Daughters of tho American Revolution which his predecessors have accepted annually almost as a matter of course He has taken the position that n presidents public addresses should he messages of considerable Importance to the people Unless they can he so considered he feela they should not be allowed to consume time which mlffht ba more valuable If devoted to the conduct of the executive office While public addresses do not con sume much tlmo in actual dcIver DISTRICT SHORT MILLIONS CLAIM Sanitary Board Auditor in Chicago Has Facts of Shortage CHICAGO March 19 announcement that Joseph Weber auditor ofthe Chicago sanitary dls rlct is now in a position to state definitely that tho districts bond fund under the regime ot Timothy J Crowe as president of the hoard was between hree and four million dollars snort van made today It was indicated that prosecutors elt there now was sufficient evidence o warrant indictments for malfeas ance which wculd if successfully pros ecuted result in the removal from the joarcl of members who were also mem bers under tho Crowo Incumuency Crowe himself was defeated for re election last November The stales attorneys ofticc and n special committee from the stato sen ate are now investigating the dis tricts affairs Part of thealleged shortage is believed to have been xisctl for Dayrollers who were placed on the company records during the re cent election campaign Some money too Is presumed to hfivo been used to finance the whoopee parties evi dcnce of rfhich was obtained In seizure ot Central Auto Service com pany records last week Highway Bill 3 Given Rider 3y Committee VKchael and Crooks Both Approved by Iowa Upper House DBS MOINES nfarcTi 19 Tho senate today voted io em power Ijieiitcnniit Governor Mc to appoint n siffhur coru miftco to help clear tho decks of bills on which ncfion is pending DBS MOINES March 19 The senate today confirmed the nomina tions of Olln H Michael ot Ottumwa and Tohn S Crooks of Boono aa mem hers of the state board ot control and the state board of paroles respcc lively Michael succeed to tho republican position on the control bonrd now heK by II H Strict of Sioux City Crooks becomes democratic parole boari mem bor succeeding Krnest C Hamilton Wlnterset Their terms of six years begin July 1 Both Strict and Hamil ton were chairmen ot tholr boards making new selections nocessaryto thoco posts After the senate had been in session behind closed doors for thrcaauartor of an hour it was announced that both bad hour receiv ed the necessary twothirds RETURNS HOME ndianan Gone for Year Re turns to Face Embezzle ment Charges SULLIVAN Ind March 10 James M Lung 71 year old banker and object rt a widespread search since his disappearance a year ago nst Icbrunry today was back In Sul Ivan a voluntary witness to tell ot ir regularities In his accounts which re sulted In the closing of tho Citizens Trust company of which ho was presi dent Lang returned last niglit to face charges of embezzlement pending since a grand jury investigation which followed discovery of shortages of ap proxlmately in the trust com pany funds Tho banker left Sullivan Feb 2 1928 presumably on business for the Grand Kncampmcnt of Odd Fellows 61 Indiana ot which he was treasurer He rtid not return Recently a letter was received by tho sheriff stating that Lang Wiui without funds without a position tint was rouly to return to Sullivan One stipulation wns bo return ot Jils own free will THH in custody am ho nskecl it bond could bo pro Ided so that lio would not have t DEBT PAYMENTS OF ALLIED BANK Amount of Annuities Said to Be Partly Decid ed Upon March 19 organ izalion of the new International cparatlons bank is complete the com nitteo ot experts Is expected to attack he problem of amounts and duration of reparations annuities This discussion ot figures has already taken place behind the scenes and recently is understood to have gained a status whore agreement be ween the conflicting French and Ger man views is regarded ns not at all mpossible Indeed a frank tono tC optimism Jias replaced tho less sanguine atmos phere ot a week or so ago and the view prevails that with the first of the experts negotiations drawing to a close completion oC the second stage will follow rapidly Many obstacles to German accept nncea oC the allied requirements seemed to luivo been removed by the patient labors of the experts The Qerumns appear now to understand EXTERMINATION OF RETREATING ARMY PLANNED government Troops in Full Possession of Torreon BY THE ASSOCIATED PBBSS HAVING captured the rebel stronghold ot Torreon without R battle federal armies today were pressing pursuit ot tho Insurgents to tho north General Calles commanderInclilef of the government forces promised fl campaign of extermmatton against the rebels and was organizing o strong column to advance on Chihua hua Important rebel base General Escobar Insurgent chlefton who evacuated Torroon yesterday consolidated his position at Bscnlon Co miles to tho north and eald he ex ected to engage tho federals In a ma or battle within 21 hours He asserted he evacuated Torreon lo pore the Inhabitants tilehorrors ot tr raids several of which over the took four lives A request for pence terms waa re sorted to have been received by Presl ent Portes Gil vho declared that hft vould not treat with tho insurgents The rebsl generaJs denied suing for Peace Escalon the new insurgent liead uarters Is a virtual oasis in an arid Icsert region The insurgents t strategically stronger than Torreon The situation along tho border unchanged Federal forces at Naco were Btlll entrenched while both awaited developments In Hebel trpqps reported iLdvuifV Jng alonstiiVsonth ward Mazatlan ivhere 2000 are holding the town nor Interfere seriously with the exec ntivo function by necessitating occa sional trips ntvay from the capita the sort ot messages ho believes the circumstances require call for more careful and detailed preparation than he can see his way clear to undertake at frequent intervals Thus far he has accepted only two of a large number of speaking Invita tions received ono to address the As Press dinner at New York In April nnd the other to take part In the Memorial day exercises In Arllng ton national cemetery In May He ha consented also to consider Invitation from the American Farm Bureau eratlon nnrf the Polish Army Veteran association ot America to speak In the fall at Chicago anrt Savannah Ga respectively GHICAGOAN MAY BE MODERATOR resbyterians Plan to Run Professor at St Paul Gathering YORK March 13 The Vew York Times said today that a campaign is under way for the elec tlor tJio Rev Dr Cleland B jVFc Afce professor of systematic theol osry in the Presbyterian Thcologlca seminary at Chicago ns the next mod orator ot the general assembly the Presbyterian church The general assembly convenes o St Paul Minn the third week In May when a moderator to succeei the Dr Hugo Kelso Walker pif tor of tho First Presbyterian churcl oc Loa Angeles will be chosen confirming vote Fight Expected on Michael Considerable interest had centered n Michaels nomination many reports irculntlng that a fight over lily ap lolntment was likely Michael has been county republican chairman ot VVapclIo county nnd last ear wns a member of tho stato cen ral committee Crooks Is a former mayor of Boonc This is the first stato office cither has held Around the lobbies following the confirmations suggestions were heard that Strict might Ijo considered fin a losslhillty for the position of lahoi commissioner to succeed A I Uriel or an a member of tho state tax com mission which mny be created by this session of the legislature Committee Amends Hill DES MOINBS March Bergman secondary ronrt bill amended in committee oC the whole TURN TO TACK S COLUMN 1 Killed by Auto While Waiting for Streetcar FOREST OITr March Jorgenson with Ilnckett Gates Hurt company of St Paul headquarters n Forest City was failed to St Pnu Saturday by tho death ot two auntf Mrs GHS Amundson and Miss lull Amundson who we fa killed at Whit Ronr by an automobile whic crashed Into them as they were titam Ing waiting for a street car to Jail Friends arranged tho bond Ijist night ho stepped from a train it VlncenneH where ho was met h Sheriff IVesloy Williams IMHSS wit and a daughter live here Sunday March 31 10 shopping RENO QUITS AS CORN BELT CHIEF Henry C Wallace Will Head Group Working for Tar iff Change DKS MO1NTSS March 10 of tliu Iowa 3farmers Union re signed as chairtnrtn oC tJie corn belt federation revision in favor of Henry C Wallace oC at tho groups horo todiiy Tho committee unpointed last night has taken iintliminary Ktcps toward preparation of a tariff revision plan which will be presciiteiT to the corn belt commltLco hero the first Mondny In June AVallnee snlrt the program will proh ably favor the lowering present tariff rates on manufactured ffoocls nml fiome method of making tariff ou farm products more effective SUSPECT YOUTHS OF VANDALISM Officers Probe Slashing of Original Paintings in High School SPRINGFIELD 111 Miirch 19 and school authorities who are attempting to find out who mutilated 20 original pointings hang Ing In tho Springfield high school today wore investigating the report thin two drunken youths were ejected from a dance reokil nt the school Saturday night shortly before the vandalism occurred Oneof the persons who attended the rccilnl recalled that two youlii uero ordered to leave after ono 01 them had crentucl a disturbance when a Klrl dancer fell lioth were saiil to bo drunk and I Is Iwlieved they returned to thu gnl lijry broke the ghiss door and jjlashet tho pictures with knives The paintings represented 10 years r work by Miss Harriet M Cnntrnll art fiiinervLsor of Springfield schools find Helen Knudson art IriHtruc lor Neither of tho artists could offer any possible motive that the allies have no desire to crush Gcrmnnj On the contrary French circles in sist that the multiple advantages to Germany In settlement of the repar ations problem to tho satisfaction ot the allies will facilitate solution of lolitlcal problems nnd execution ot the Locarno policy Closer Franco German economic relations would be possible nnd fresh posjiibllltJo credit lor Germany would bo pencil It Is said that the realization of all it this hns tended to expedite the et orts of tho experts to find a solution f their problem Ono of tlm bothers of moving Is the trouble of returning nil the things one haa UHQ ROBBERS GET LOOT Follow Meat Market Owner and Wife to Apartment and Get Jewels CHICAGO March 13 Mr nnt Mrs Herman Fclscnhclmcr were held up by two men In their apartment to rtny and 4ohbed o Jewels valued at 520000 Felgenhelmcr proprietor ot the Hofherr Meat company wns putting his automobile away when the men appeared They followed him Into the npnrtment where compelled Mrs Fclgenlielmer to rovcal the hiding place ot the jewein uhe had been wearing The Fcigeilheimcvs had just re turned from a Waveland avenue ntl dreas which police said la a gambling house operated by CJeorge ITiugs Moran seven of whoso associates were victims of theSt Valentines jday gang massacre Picture Producers Sued for KAN FHANCJSCO March F Hognn has filed HUlt naglnst Warner Biotherw Inc mo tion picture alleging thnt a film made by tho company depict ing the life of a prize fighter hnd caused Jilm worth of an guish and humiliation Hogan stated he earned the tills One Hounrl Hognn by knocking out eighteen consecutive ring opponents n the first round He declared thnt tho motion picture utilizing his ring name held him up to ridicule AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I never did how boney Pa is until I come down on him today when the step ladder busted ;