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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 19, 1930, Mason City, Iowa I North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home EDIT VOL XXXVI FtVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIKB SEKVlCte MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 19 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPlLKMBNTAL SEKVHiB NO 138 OPENING INSTALLMENT SIOUX SCARBERRY 1930 by Centra Press Association Inc CHAPTER 1 Ah ah ah ah ah ah ahahh Ih Elanda swung around from the piano a worried look on her face Im afraid Im not in my best voice today She turned and made another try Ee ce ee ce ee eeeeeeh Dixie collapsed on the divan and joined in You could have heard her a block away Bow wow wow wow wow wow wowooow Dixie Shush it We wont have any neighbors left in the apartment tomorrow say we wont prima cloana Dixie stretched on the couch ajid ruffled her daik hair wildly youll get about as far as you can throw a milk cans ancestor by the tail if you pull that high hat stuff in this burg Elandas head went a trifle high er You know you cant make me change my mind 1 wont sing jazz Its cheapening If I fail in my au dition this afternoon at least Ill know Ive been true to my higher ideals Dixie raised up and picked the scissors from her mending basket and held them to her eyes opera glasses Who is that dame in the back row there with the red one behind You can make fun of me all you like Have a goodtime But Im go ing to sing only high class numbers WILL see me in the Metropolitan Opera Again Dixie laughed Dixie fre quently laughed It was a habit she acquired in early childhood It had fastened upon her until she some times laughed at the wrong time Youd think Elanda Lee youd been born with a set of autographed spoons in your mouth Or that your ancestors came over with Columbus Whats got into you The red lips of the auburnhaired girl straightened in a thin line of determination Thats why Thats just it I wasnt My people were all poor Georgia cotton planters that never amounted financially to a row of pins Did ever anybody in Jardon give me a chance to forget it Nol likely Her large gray eyes narrowed She pursed her mouth in imitation of a matron in Jardon they both knew well You know that little Lee kid with the red hair You know the poor Lees that live down by the riv er Dixie sobered and nodded I know how you feel honey I wasnt exactly the town yell myself But if you really want to make good in New York youll do it much quicker by givingpeople the kind of stuff they like If youd sing the old southern songs and the Old Man Riber stuff theyd fall at your feet Your voice is deep and for it Nope Cant be did Dixie blew her old friend a kiss and shrugged I dont get it Dixie reasoned You are going to try to imitate the very people who hurt you Be your self I shall he myself Elanda said it proudly Dont j worry about that I prefer the better things in life So do I Dixie reached over and tuned in on the radio It was har Tiirn to Pace 8 Column Catlin Was Threatened Coroners Witnesses Say All Nations Represented at Special Mass in St Peters VATICAN CITY March 19 Pope Pius XI this forenoon made solemn and dramatic protest against maltreatment of Christians and mockery of religion in soviet Russia Taking his stand at the altar just above the tomb of the martyred apostle St Peter he said a mass of expiation propitiation and repar ation as he himself termed it be fore a congregation of 70000 which filled every corner of St Peters Basilica the largest church in the world All Nations Represented The ceremony announced some six weeks ago was attended by rep resentatives of all the Slavonic races and by people of every Catholic country It evolved with all the elaborate ritual attendant upon a papal mass The great crowd of worshippers gathered long before the hour set for the pontiffs arrival broke into frenzied cheering the minute he ap peared from the chapel of the sacra ment in the right aisle borne high Torn li Page 7 Column A U N T H E T By Robert Quillen These folks beggin for worthy causes dont bother me long I start beggin them to help our society buy a new rug for the parson age Told to Keep Away From Certain Woniaiifbr Face Death NEWTON March 19 jpi The coroners inquest into the dealh of Ed Catlin Oskaloosa bookbinder to day heard testimony of six witnesses who told of his private life before he disappeared Feb 13 and of a threat that Catlin must keep away from a certain woman in Oskaloosa or he would get his block knocked off The inquest was continued this afternoon Catlin was found mortally wound ed in his automobile at the bottom of a ditch near Colfax Feb IG W J Gochee Mahaska county sheriff declared he received a tele phone call a few clays before Cat lins disappearance telling him to warn Catlin to stay away from the woman or Catlin would get his block knocked off He said he traced the call to a pay station Talked of Divorce The next day the sheriff said he talked to Catlin who told him he would give his wife a divorce but couW not go back Theyre going to get me and Im going to get out of here Gochee quoted Catlin as saying He de clared that altho Catlin acted queerly lie did not appear to be unbalanced mentally Similar testi mony was given by other witnesses including Walter Davis and his son Earl Davis 20 a student The younger Davis testified that Catlin asked him to go riding with him the Wednesday before he was killed He said that Catlin talked peculiarly during the ride and asliei him to promise not lo say anything about their conversation for at leas a week because he would have his troubles strtightened out byth Tiirn lo Column BALFOUR IS Stimson and Premier at Odds U Y DELEGATE TAKEN TO TASK BY MACDONALD Two or Three Weeks Likely to See End of Conference f ONDON March 19 L specifying the source of its in formation the London Daily Express oday said naval conference circles were greatly excited at reports of a sudden breach of harmony devel oping1 from disagreement of Prime Vlinister Ramsay MacDonald and Secretary of State Henry L Stim son The story is that when the chief delegates met Monday at 10 Down ing street the British premier took Colonel Stimson to task for allow ing a misleading impression to spread that Japan was ready to ac cept an American offer to adjust their naval strength differences It was understood the offer had been cabled Tokyo The implication was gained the Express said that if FrancoItalian differences were not adjusted there was likelihood of America Great Britain and Japan signing a tri partite agreement Mr MacDonald questioned Japans readiness to ac cept the American offer and de clared that Japanese acceptance upona fivepower agreement Meanwhile the opinion rapidly fotmed that two or three weeks would see the end of the naval par ley with probable conclusion of a somewhat indifferent fivepower treaty embodying submarines possibly a battleship holiday and certain technical points of agreement A provisional limita tion pact between Great Britain America and Japan may be inj eluded It would appear that the only real agreement attained at the confer ence thus far so far as limitation is concerned has been that for par ity between Great Britain and the United States and this virtually was reached last October on the banks of the Rapidan in conferences between President Hoover and Mr MacDonald WHERE IS HE This is Al Scarfucc Capone released from the Eastern peni tentiary in 1cnnsylvania where he served 10 months lor curry ing u gun He is reporteS to have returned to Chicagohut neither police nor the ptibHcv toils caught glimpse ot the hper buron i ARMY SURGEON DENIES KILLING Other Woman FiguresJn Poisoning of Majors Wife DRNVI2R Colo March 19 Denied bail on charges of poisoning his wife at tort Riley Kans Maj Charles A Shepard a United States army surgeon today was prisoner in the Denver county jail altho he strongly asserted his inno cence Government representatives have announced they will attempt to prove that tne officers alleged murder plot was motivated by his affection for Miss Grace Brandon stenographer at Brooks Field Han Antonio Texas Arraigned before United Stales Commissioner Robert E Foot late yesterday Major Shepard declared bin innocence and pleaded not Tiiilty lo Miirrna of causing the bath of his wife liist June He wsis Monday nirit MRS MINER IS CALLED SANE University Expert Admits However Defendant Has Mind of Child t AN AMOS A March 19 flvDr Andrew H Wood university of Iowa psychopathic expert testified today that he believed Mrs Tilda Miner was sane at the present time and was sane at the time her husband Edward Miner died from poisoning He said that in an examination ot her at Iowa City March 8 he found her sane but with the mind of child of 9 years and 4 months J E Remley defense attorney asked Dr Wood if Mrs Miner might not have been sane at the time ol the examination hut be subject to periodic spells of insanity The ex pert said evidence of periodic insan ity would have been detected as well as evidence nf permanent insanity Upon Remleys assertion that Mrs Miner had been subject to epi leptic fits since childhood Dr Wood said she might have killed her hus band in such a fit but would still be sane Mrs Miner is chnrged with first degree murder in connection with the death of her husband Three Men Are to Run Giant Bank Huckiiis Called Another Prosecutor Wizards System Termed Gigantic Plan to Defraud BULLETIN CKDAK UAFIDS March 19 case of George E Huckiiis charged with obtain ing money under fitlse pretenses uas given to the jury at p m CEUAK KALMDS Mureli in applause at lusn of County Attorney Carl Hcjulricltsons final pleu tor of George K Huok ins on i charge of obtaining money under false pretenses to day brot n defense motion for discharge of the jurors By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Stuff Writer CEDAR RAPIDS March 19 P Attorney Carl Hendrick son today called the financial ven ture of George Huckins and his father Elmer S Huckins of Han cock Wis which is said lo have paid investors fabulous dividends a Ponni racket He declared that the claim of Emil Levsen former major league baseball pitcher for 300 which caused Huckins to lie tried on a charge of obtaining money under false pretenses was oniy a part of a gigantic conspir acy to defraud Hendrickson made his charge in the closing rebuttal argument in George Huckins trial hereHe had not finished his rebuttal when the npon recess was taken but indi cated that he would speak but a feu minutes more when court resumed at p m Conclusion of the county attor neys rebuttal speech anci deliver ance of Judge O Ellisons in structions were all that remained before the case was turned over to the jury of 10 men and two women Hendrickson asserted that the testimony introduced into the George Huckins trial showed thai George and Elmer Huckins were not in the business of selling defec tive cigars as investors testified they had told them They didnt have any business he shouted except bringing in cash and paying it back with the othei hand Walter J Bfirngrover of defense counsel whose closing to the jury were started yesterday concluded his argument at k m today reiterating most of the defensive staiements he made prev ously 19Day Fast of French Woman Is Brot to End PARIS March 19 hunger strike by Marthc Hanau jailed woman financier ended against her will today when officials nt the Cochin hospital carried out a forcible feeding operation Despite her weakness Madame Hanau objected strenuously and it required eight attendants to place a tube in her throat Madame Hanan wns arrested Ifi months ago and an investigation tarted into her vim finuncir1 nn snpnpps While Use invent intioii is bOTn soin7 on Midame Hnnaii has been held without bail NKW YORK March 19 destiny of the worlds largest bank created by merger of two other in stitutions with the Chase National bunk will be in the hands of a tri umvirate composed of a veteran banker a westerner who came to Wall street four years ago and a lawyer who became a bank execu tive last December The new bank with resources ex ceeding wiu be larger than either the Midland Bank of London formerly the largest in the world or the National City Bank of New York which lias been ithe greatest in this country for 33 years Directors of the Chase National bank the Equitable Trust company and the Interstate Trust company voted the consolidation yesterday Their action is subject to approval of the stockholders at a special meeting April 21 Albert H Wiggin chairman of the Chase bank will be chairman of the governing board of the con solidate bank and its senior execu tive officer He is H2 years old and was born in MedCield Mass His entire career has been devoted to banking Winliirop W Aldrich son of the late Senator Nelson W Aldrich of Rhode Island will become president of the new institution Mr Aldrich who is 4f was made president of the Equitable Trust company last December 17 Befort that he had been a member of the law firm of Murray Aldrich and Webb which for years handled the legal affairs of the Kquilablc Charles D McCain who was born in Pine Bluff Ark 46 years ago and came to Wall street as ing until the publicity and police vice president of the National Park vigilance died down His henchmen bank frnrii Little Flock Ark in the nevspaper said it had learned 92fi will be chairman of the board presented their chief with a new of directors automobile In which he was to make his entry into the city in style befitting his gangland eminence Capones status with the police changed somewhat overnight Chief of Detectives John Siege said if Scarlacc Al had entered the city quietly yesterday he would not have been molested Later Stcge added it was de cided thnt Capone shoidd be taken into custody and turned over to the SCARFACE STILL IS UNDER COVER Paper Claims Capone Is in Chicago for Business Conferences CHICAGO March 18 cago wondered today what had be come of its notorious bad man Al fonse Capone Rumors varied widely as lo the whereabouts of the scarfaced over lord of gangland since his release from a Philadelphia jail Monday where he hao spent 0 months for carrying concealed weapons The Herald and Examiner said it had definitely learned that Capone arrived yesterday by plane and im medntely slipped into hiding with his lieutenants After these busi ness conferences are over the newspaper srud Capone intends to leave un known The Tribune said Capone was in one of his hiilponts in Indiana wait PROHIBITION IS GLORIOUS SAID TAFT IN LETTER Brother Reads Communi cation Before House Committee TI7ASHINGTON March 19 The Lite William Howard Taft was quoted today at the house judi ciary committees prohibition hear ing as having said in November 1928 that Ihe result of prohibition was glorious and that he felt it would be possible lo achieve satisr factory results Horace P Taft a brother to Iho late chief justice ot the Unitec States was the first witness at todays session He presented a let ter the former president had written to Prof Irving Fisher of Yale uni versity under date of Nov 21 1928 It read My Dear Thank you for sending me yoin new book Ishall read it with i great deal of pleasure Ill pc rV rinted Letters the latel campaign I form myself in a very awkward situation I could not issue any publication during it because of my being on the bench and yet the New Yorl World published my antiprohibition letters written to Lincoln a dry o New Haven before the adoption o the amendment anil then nobody seemed to take the trouble to pub lish my speech at Yale given alter the amendment was adopted But the result in glorious and points the only way that we have to work out the problem presented The solution requires a great deal of time and patience The habits of nn important section of i congested pnrt of the country cannot he changed overnight or in years The reform and the adaptation of society to that at which the amend ment aims must be gradual Tuff Saiv Hope of SiHwrxN The temptation of corruption will drag it oul White looking ahead at the amendment I despaired of any success I really think that it is possible if we keep at it to achieve a satisfactory result The persistence with which the people maintain in congress fi twothirds majority in both houses gives me much hope and I am inclined lo think tiiat this will wear down the moderate wets to n consciousness that Ihe only solution is pressure in favor of enforcement I see that the wets claim that the election was not a prohibition victory Well one cannot nrgue with that view and can only let those who believe it continue to believe it As ever yours WILLIAM H TAFT Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal March favorite prodigal son Scarface Al Capone has returned to us and in his honor we killed two fatted gang sters and met him with mure publicity than we did the re lease of Mr Coolidge after his six years of solitary incar ceration pone goes free to take up his use ful lifes work and on the same front page Doheny who devel oped great industries and litis given high wages to thousands for years is called a menace to society We who lived neighbors to him know that if he is con victed of staking all old min ing dajs friends he will serve 2000 years 1 joke about our prominent men but at heart I believe in em 1 do think there is times when traces of Dumbness crop up in official life but not crookedness Yours WILL ROGERS ED SMITH SAYS f AIR TAXATION IS CHIEF NEED Governor Candidate Is Speaker at Lions Club Grand Rapids Theater Is Damaged byBomb GRAND RAPIDS Mich March 10 tTj Wealthy theater was budly damaged Adjacent stores were damaged and windows were shattered over a mile rndiin today by a bomb which exploded at the rear of Ihe theater It was the rested on si fourth theater bombins here within I ja month The only prron injured complain about onebook wis Lornii Kennedy IT lio v pnthors but theres rcldom when tinown from bed iu an inone life to mritc material for 1 uimrlnicnt nearhv two Kuiiiita states attorney under the general order that hoodlums should be ar SPRING OPENING STARTS Windows to Be Unveiled to Display Latest Modes in Apparel Most of the display windows of clothing furniture department shoe and millinery shops in Maion City were veiled Wednesday in preparation for the official spring opening stnrlinf Wednesday evening The windows will lie unveiled at oclock in the evening to reveal the latest modes in wearing apparel for this spring Merchants have been making plans for weeks to make this one of the largesl and most educational of the annual spring events It is expected that hundreds of Mason City and North Iowa residents will view the opening The opening will continue for the remainder of the week Knrnpii for York BREMEFUTAVEN Germany March 13 North German IIoyd liner Kurona twin sister snip of the Bremen Mile ribbon liner ol ihr A11ill i led t p ni today for the chinnol nnriv and New York Kil M Smith fiuulitluli for ihe republican uouiLmttinn as governor will Npiak it the wtrikly MUitilijr of Ys club at Hie iM C A nrsiiuv evening M wits amiouu cid hy IVancis DeSurt secre tary Wednesday afternoon ALTHO declaring Die income la the fairest ono that could be de vised it must not become another tux to burden the people of the state Kil M Smith candidate for the republican nomination for gov ernor declared in an address given before the Lions club of Mnson City Wednesday noon Moreover Mr Smith observed Ihe state income tax employing Ihe highest rales of any slate in t union could be no morn tiimi a snisiil unit is reducing the prcscn tax iiirdeii which fails on fanner and residence owners iu townti The nbsoluli maximum rcviinfe from this source could be no longer lhan seven million dollars ho siJd basing his calculations on t comparison between Iowa ami Wis consin federal income tax On a number of occasions Mr Smitli made reference to Scmilor Patterson of Kosmith county and his criticisms of the Smith tax pn posn Js No SiTrct Alioul H There is an inference said Mr SnuM that Patterson is goinj lo diviue some dfimnging blot on iriy record This secret material bring out that 1 was opposed to nLs tax bill which placed the re sponsibility for tax collection on Ihc budget directors office And Ill liHvo to admit Hint I opposed to It And i still Mv position on taxation his mil Tin speaker drew on a repoii made by a committee of which Xrr ntor Patterson was a member Cor the iJscrlion Hint only or one tenlli of the full amount in now ieing realized hy levy on in tanyiiln wealth in N7000000 or In other words said the siv relary of state if we centered our efforts on enforcing the Invvs now on Oir slRlute books we coilj briny in nn additional n times the maximum sihilJiy from tiie income tnx fsit Ihe of tills matter our first ind grcitesl problem in HAD BIG PART IN AFFAIRS OF HOME COUNTRY 3ne Time Premier Was Well Known to Amer icans IfOKING Surrey Eng March 19 VV Hail ot Balfour vet eran British statesman died here at oclock a m in a room at the lome of his brother the Honorable fierah Balfour A window at his edsido overlooked one of themoat beautiful scenes in Surrey The end came peacefully to the statesman who was in his eighty second year He had bceu distress ngly ill for a long time with laryn gitis and came here nfter an im rovcment in his condition to con valesce He had several setbacks iowever and was never able to rc Lurn to his home at Whittengeame Presljnlurk East Lothian lliu Visited Amrrica From the time he entered ment in 1874 until the closing years of his life he figmed as an import ant factor in British politics He visited America as head of the Brttili commission in 19L7 and was n member of the British delegation o the Washington arms conference in 1922 Secretary for Scotland in 1888 chief secretary for Ireland firsf lord the admiralty foreign sec retaiVj prime minister and member of innumerable government mis sions and committees the of Balfours political life spanned y a latter years of the reign of Queen Victoria down thru I he reign of King Edward VTI and thru more than 15 years of the reign of King George fie was most famous perhaps for the so called Balfoitr note in which Great Britain renounced all post war claims in Continental Europe both from her allies and Germany beyond what was needed to pay her own debts in America and by the Balfour declaration of British pol icy in Palestine which set that country aside fis JA home for re patriated lews Was Tennis Enthusiast Prime Minister MacDonald In formed almost nt once of the Earls death declared It is the end of a long useful life and the whole na tion will unite in expressing its re gret and in paying its tribute The Earl was 81 years old Jnst July and he played tennis right up to that birthday A most notable characteristic was nn almost unlim ited npncity to remember He fre quently astonished friends with rec ollections of the most trivial inci dents in his long career Arthur James Balfour was cre ated tile first Enrl of Bnlfour in and holds Ixsirtes the title Viscount Traprain of Whittenge Imme Ijiives Tor BR1TT March 19George Papa olc4 linn Utt for New York Cilv where ho will lenve on Friday trie Greece He has not been back since lie left Greece 21 years ago Sfte Weaiiv Settingup exercises nut ben efit you but think of thp morninK laugh the jtel 1 IOWA WEATHER clmicltlless lity nijjlit Slightly warmer In extreme southeast portion colder in exlreme northwest portion Thursday unsettled with cold wave possibly snow LOCAL STATISTICS CivileGazette weather figures lor 24 iicnrs period ending at 8 oclock Wedncsdtty morning Mivinmm Tuesday Sl Abon Minimum in Night 20 Ahtive At S A M Wednesilay Above Ju he first in days of March therj have been only two days ns chilly as Tuesday proved to be Weflifsday morning the wind in process of shifting from north to southwest and there was a nt the change in speel of the mercury in its upward climb ;