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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 20, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home EDITION XXX VI FIVE CENTS PEH UUPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH 20 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SUKVIOE NO 139 Taxes Big Worry Talks Al ways Make Big Hit By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON March 20 CPAi is a g o v e rnments worst worry People always are wanting it cut down natur ally Its tendency a 1 m o s t uncon trollably is up ward that was what Presi dent Hoover was thinking about recently warned congress against running up Uncle Sams expenses he was afraid it would increase taxes which he knew lould bo very unpopular and the lances were he would come in for Ishare of the unpopularity IHe angered congress however be Juse the lawmakers figured that was trying to unload the respoa Jbility for it on to them if there 1OULD be an to aim credit for it nio the other S a matter of fact economy talks by big public men invariablydo like a hitwith the taxpayers tether or not any real economy llows In this latest instance President ibver happened get ahead of tigress in making one That rath ithan anything in the talk itself Svhat fretted the legislators the president hadbeaten them Ifthey had that of it first JlEYwould have done the talking jo the white house would have con fcered that CONGRESS was blulf ijjfraises economy mingled in VcapitaLatmSgphere with 3e v hundred million thing about taxation is that much as it is discussed Washington it is impossible to t out here just what it amounts lis is where the laws are passed ing all the federal taxes seer a if it ought to be pre y tl cc where it could be Irmir a a cent what propor Turii u Cnlinnn QNDEMNED MAN ASKS SHOOTING I Year Old Confessed Slay er Chooses Firing 1 Squad SALT LAKE CITY March 20 UP Thi firing squad at the Ulah an prison today faced another uedbme task the execution of lbsit Green 21 year old oon cd slayer of his wife her moth U and her stepfather I JGrcen yesterday chose this mriA jjsr death when offered his choice of by shooting or hanging in Accordance with state laws He ap peared unmoved at the question and selected the firing squad as have of the approximately 30 pris jphers given such preference since passage of the legislation VExecutlon was set for May 17 by District Judge Eugene E FrrUt court at Farmington Pre Lliously the judge passed the death which was mandatory Vnd overruled a motion for a new t is not possible to say whicl uld frighten men most hoops or Blade AUNT HET By Kobert Quillen I A man moans ike a klyin calf when hes iilin a little but he expects his wife to make home cheerful an sunshiny if ever inch of her hurts like toothache v HUCKINS JURY DEADLOCKED Unemployment Protest Strike Ordered in Cuba HALTALL WORK wuii r 9nn rinn fielSLL IDUnUUD MEN WALK OUT Activity Will Be Held Up Until Friday Morning HAVANA March 20 A 24 hour general strike In protest against unemployment was inau gurated in Cuba at midnight The island was peaceful and no arrests were made Police charged the strike was in compliance with or ders from the Third Internationale at Moscow It was estimated 200000 work men walked out The Cigar Makers union was the first to call a halt to all labor until Friday morning Street car and omnibus operators left their vehicles at oclock a m Waiters and employes of all restaurants and cabarets left their aprpns on the wall hooks at mid night Newspapers Stop Public utility plants and railroads alone were not affected the view being taken that these were neces sary to public Welfare was antici pated Havana had but one newspaper t Turn Paso 7 Column SOVIET STRONG MAN is OUSTED Riga Dispatch to Berlin Says Russian Chief Is Deposed TDERLIN March 20 The news D paper Tempo today published rumors from Riga Latvia that Joseph Stalin secretary of the cen tral committee of the communist party had been deposed Joseph Stalin known as the strong man of Russia since the death of who was chairman of the central committee has held the dominant position in the com munist party despite attacks by the opposition which he crushed Leon Trotzky one time leader of the red army was one of Stalins chief opponents but he was deprived of his power and finally sent into exile Trotzky is now in Turkey after having vainly sought permis sion to enter most of the European countries Riga has long been a sort of clearing house for news coming across the border from soviet Rus sia and reports from there have not always proved reliable While Stalin has his opponents particularly on matters of policy there have been no recent reports front Moscow that his position was in any way threatened SENATE LEVIES LUMBER TARIFF Coalition Loses Fight to Keep Product on Free List WASHINGTON March 20 By a margin of one vote the sen ate today placed a tariff of a thousand board feet on soft wood lumber now on the free list defeat ing the coalition of democrats and republican independents in the last major rate controversy of the tar iff struggle The duty would apply to lumber of fir spruce pine hemlock enc larch and railroad ties and tele phone poles of all woods Two senators Hawcs of Missouri and Sheppard Texas both demo crats who voted recently against the rate today voted for tha S150 levy Scnatois Brookhart anrl i Sileck of Inwii votRd tli proposal LABOR CHIEFS IN CAMP John L Letrls strengthenedby thesupport of William Green president of the American Federation of Labor de manded expulsion of rival mino officials from labor ranks Lewis headof the United Mine AVorkers and Green are shown at the In dianapolis convention antagonists met at Springfield 111 MINER DEFENSE RESTS ITS CASE Mother of Defendant on Stand Claims Daughter Is Insane ANAAIOSA March 20 defense rested its case at noon to day in the trial of Mrs Tilda Miner 37 for the niurder by poisoning of her 59 year old husband Edward Miner of Olin A few state rebuttal witnesses were heard before noon adjourn ment ahd after presentation of few more by both sides arguments are expected to begin this afternoon It isnot expected the jury can receive the casa before tomorrow morning In winding up its effort to show that Mrs Miners mind was unsound and that she was not responsible for her actions in placing poison cap sules among her husbands head ache merticine the defense had her mother and one long time acquaint ance on the stand Themother Mrs Rachael Fry 07 of Van Wert testified in re sponse to a defense counsel ques tion that an aunt and uncle of hers had been in an insane hospital On cross examination she said she based the testimony of what her parents had told her G L Lyon drug tlerk whohad testified previously for the state Albert Hartwig 04 charged with obtaining the poison with which Miner wan killed had bought poison was recalled today by the defense He testified the drugstore register showed Hartwig haa maae three purchases of poison the entry of which showed they were for killing rats CATLIN PROBE HALTED AGAIN Night Session Reveals Vic tim Had Been Friendly With Women NEWTON March 20 coroners inquest Into the mys terious death of Edward Catiin 37 yearold Oskaloosa bookbinder was in recess today for the fourth time after a session last night whict brot testimony that Catiin uad paid attention to an Oskaloosa wpnian who had other admirers The oneday renewal of the in quest came to a close early today after the jury had heard behind closed doors a fiveminute statement by Mary Bolen The girl at a pre vious session had testified that soon after she and her brother founc Catiin unconscious in his ditcher automobile near here the morning of Sunday Feb 16 a man stoppec his car got out and after a glance at Catiin declared Thats my buddy and without offering aic climbed in his car and drove away What the girls latest testimony related to was not revealed Tues day It was revealed by officials thai she had received an unsigned note declaring ier description of the man who claired Catiin as his buddy tallied v th that of an Oskaloosa man Mrs ydia Taylor housekeepe for WaJ r Davis farmer eight miles east of skaloosa another witncsF last night testified she was ac quainted with Catiin and that they had exchanged presents Prosecution Is Scored in Defense Talk WASHINGTON March 20 After a scathing arraignment of Ed ward L Doheny by Atlee Pomer ene government prosecutor Frank Hogan who is defending Doheny on a bribery charge began his argu ment today by asserting that Pom erene had slurred patriotic citi zens Hogan took advantage of the 15 minutes left of the morning session by launching into a vigorous attack on Fomerenes arguments The de fense counsel accused the piosecu or of misrepresenting facts Pomerene was sarcastic 03 he of Dohenys story that he bid on the Pearl harbor projectonly after Rear Admiral J K Robison nad told him a naval fuel supply in Hawaii was necessary to offset the menace of a Japanese fleet Have any of you ladies and gen tlemen heard anything about the Japanese fleet swooping down on the coast the government pros ecutor asked He told the jury that the Wash ington naval conference was held be fore Robison told the story of the Japanese menace and that the naval pact to which Japan was a party was signed before the Pearl harbor bids were offered Patriots he shouted Fall Doheny Roblsoil What is going t happen to this country when thesi gf atpatriota ehuffle REPORT CAPONE AT MIAMI HOME JACKSONVILLE Fla March 20 Jacksonville Journal today says that Al Capone is at his wintei home in Miami The Chicago gang leader despite attempts of Governo Carltott and various sheriffs to pre vent his visit to Florida reached Miami late yesterday the Journa said Robbers Loot Chamber of Commerce Safe in Davenport of Cash DAVENPORT March 20 Burglars who evidently concealed themselves in the basement of the Davenport chamber of commerce building last night knocked off the combination of the safe in the office and escaped with in cash while police went about thejr duties at the police station less than 150 feet dis tant Hnmbnldt Pair Celebrate HUMPOLDT March and Mra D F Coyle observed their fortyeighth wedding anniversary Tuesday featuring a family dinner their grandchildren Marginnne and Coylc of Fort Dodge Joining the family for celebration TWO MEN DEAD IN AUTO CRASH Car Plunges Down Embank ment and Dangles on Cables INDIANAPOLIS March 20 Two men were killed last night whea their automobile plungec down a 40 foot embankment caught on cables and dangled over Eagle creek One of the men whom police identified as Guy Thompson Indian apolis was tossed from the machine nnd decapitated the hotly of the other identified as Loftin Atlrinia Ktx by a tnxicabs license n hi clothing found flnntiug In creek HUSTON DENIES HELL RESIGN G 0 P Head Says Union CaVbide Gave Funds to Association WASHINGTON March 20 After denying published reports tha he would resign as chairman of th republican national committee Claudius1 H Huston testified todaj before the senate lobby committe that he had sold maps prepared by the Tennessee River Improvemen association to the Union Carbid company which had contributei to the association Subjected to rapid fire question ing the republican chairman wh formerly was president of the Ten nessee association told the commit tee the Carbide company had con tributed the amount to help defray expenses of preparing maps of th Tennessee river above Muscle Shoal and that ho had sold the mapy to the contributions Queried by Caraway What right did you have to sel the associations property Chair man Caraway asked I was president Huston replied Later Senator Elaine republican Wisconsin asked him if the maps had not been paid for by chambers of commerce nnd other organiza tions which had contributed to the association since It was organized a number of years ago That is correct Huston replied He explained that J W Worthing ton chairman of the executive com mittee of thc association was ill and might die at any time and added he wanted the mapg to serve some use ful purpose and felt they would be of benefit to the Union Carbide com pany Still Has Them The maps be sold were still in the possession of the Tennessee as sociation He promised to provide the committee with a record of them Before he went on the stand Hus ton in an informal statement denied that he intended to resign as re publican chairman The committee adjourned after excusing Huston un til further notice COLLEGE YOUTH LESS YOST MAINTAINS jnd Mentors Telegram Read Before House Committee WASHINGTON March 20 Fielding H Hurry Up Yost or years coach the Maize and Blue elevens of Michigan was re corded today Rt the house judiciary committees prohibition hearing as of the opinion that the college youth of America was drinking less than before enactment of the eighteenth amendment Yosts views were set forth in a telegram submlted by his siaterin law Mrs Lenna Lowe Yost who has been in charge of presenting the dry witnesses It read In my opinion the college youth of America is not drinking as much a3 they did in preprohibition days No One Is Satisfied No one is entirely satisfied with present conditions Our governmen tried to control and regulate the sali Intoxicating liquors for a hundrec years and made a miserable failun of it Kverypne states he is opposed t tho return of the saloon However any legalized place t9 sell liquor will serve the same purpose as the place to buy intoxicating liquors It is unfortunate that certain people of standing by example furnish a leadership to youth In law violation Yosts views were in line with those recently presented by another veteran coach of the Western con ference Alonzo Stagg for more than a quarter century connected with the athletic department of Chi cago university Roper Takes Stand i After the telegram was submit led Daniel C Roper of South Car olina a former commissioner of in ternal revenue took the stand Un til the recent establishment of n separate bureau for prohibition en forcement of the dry law was under jurisdiction of the commissioner of internal revenue Roper who makes his home in Washington was author of the bill establishing the South Carolina dis pensary system The dispensary law became effective July 1 1803 As an outgrowth of the system he said blind tigers and moon shine stills sprang up and the li quor dealers resisted the enforce ment The law compelled sale of li quor of specified quality and in packages Actress Asks Divorce From Movie Player LCS ANGELES March 20 Molly Ilene Mack motion picture actress in a auit on file in superior court here today asked a divorce from Anthony N Zilles known on the stage and screen as Emmet Cor rigarV The suit charging desertion follows a separate maintenance ac tion filed by the wife in June of ast year There is R controversy on bow the word golf should be pronoim cd In moments of exasperation many players omit the first and last letters altogether Ldndou Opinion Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal March down Tuesday night to hear an Oklahoma university debating team against Califor nia To disarm or not disarm Our first de bating team is over in London on the same subject and with the same results only this team goes home when theWILL ROGERS debate is over These have de bated all over the country on this subject on both sides of the argu ment and they told me a very surprising thing the side against disarmament always wins they explained the fact because dis armament wag a theoiy and an ideal and that the other side could shoot your argument full of holes Yours WILL ROGERS BIGGEST BANK HEAD VVinthrop W Alflrlcli broUicrinlaw oE John D Rockefeller Jr is expected to become president o tho worlds largest bank effected thru a merger of tho Chase National Bank with tho Equitable Trust company and tho Interstate Trust company of New York If there Is no hitch in the merger tho enlarged Chase Bank wilt Iiiivo resources of more ttmn SOVIETS RESENT POPES PRAYERS IN CHURCH WAR Resolutions Condemn Service Held in St Peters MOSCOW March 20 tions have been adopted In var ions rafts of the soviet union pru testing against the popes prayer and yesterdays service at St Pe tcrs Miidt of the resolutions declarei thai che present campaign agains the soviet union for its attitude to wards the church can only serve tc intensify the enthusiasm of th workers to carry out the five yea industrialization plan agricultura collectivization the driving out o the Kulak the strengthening of th military defense of the country nn an increase in the membership o soviet atheistic societies Workers in the Mlnsli distric started a fund for the constructio of an airplane to be called Ou Answer to Pone Pius the Voronesh district work ers sent to Hie Moscow industrials zatiou fund as answer to th pope 10 carloads of church bell and metal taken from church altars crosses ikons and similar rellgiou objects Father Avglo administrator the Polish Catholic church in th Minsl and Mogilesclc districts g the soviet newspapers a signe statement today saying that h of no cases of persecution ecclesiastics in fulfilling their d tics I know of no cases where th soviet authorities closed Polis Catlwlic churches by violence h said la some cases workers up on tUeir own initiative gave up Po lish Catholic churches for convcr sion into soviet cultural institi tions TESTIMONY OF FOUR WITNESSES S HEARD AGAIN jroup Stands 1 0 to 2 on Verdict Court Is Told EDAR RAPIDS March 20 Reporting it was divided 10 to i f n what verdict should be returned n the trial of George E Huckina n a charge of obtaining money un ler false pretenses the jury rc urned to the courtroom here at a m to hear testimony of our witnesses read from the tran script of the trial Judge F O Ellison granted a vrltten request of E U Briden oreman that the jurors hear again the testimony of Verne Marshall and Earl Cnughlhi of the Cedar Rapids Gazette Emil Levsen for mer major league baseball player vho is the complaining witness and Miss Winifred Delaney Huckins secretary Stood 10 io 2 In response to the judges in quiry as to how the jurors stood on a verdict Briden responsed 10 to 2 but did not indicate whether the majority were for conviction or ac quittal A short delay ensued when the jury came back when It wag found there were only 11 jurors present Manchester found the 130 KILLED IN CHINESE BLAZE Newly Opened Theater fo American Films Is Destroyed MUKDEN Manchuria Marc 20 hundred and thirl Chintsc men women and children were burned to death at Kirin yes terday when fire destroyed a motio picture theater Twenty otli were injured Tim theater was of wood and wa only two months old having opened in January to show American wirin was believed th i cauo of the lisRiLcr mens dormitory Questioned by the court the twelfth juror said he had been alone in the room and was unaware that the others had left Huckins his wife and 4 year old son were present when the testi mony was read The courtroom was well filled The jury resumed its deliberations this morning tit and at had had the case 21 hours It retired at last night When Judge Ellison adjourned court at noon the reporter had re read all of Levsens direct examina tion and started on his cross exam ination Jury Kxpcnls Verdict Judge Ellison announced that readingof the testimony would be resumed at p m this after noon nnd expected that two hours would be required to complete it The jurors before they were ex cused to go to lunch at a nearby restaurant were asked by Judge Ellison Do you believe you can ar rive at a verdict after this testi mony is reread We do replied Foreman Briner Texas Businessman Faces Arson Charges MEXIA Texas March 20 Charges of arson and attempt to murder were filed against D S Moore prominent Oakwood busi ness man at Fairfield today in connection with an attempt to burn to death Miss Wllma Jones 23 in a hotel there last night Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled and roldcr Thurs day night Cold wave in cast md south portions tempera ture 10 to ir dugrccH nhove in general Friday mostly fulr not so cold In nortlnvcst portion in afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlroeGazettc weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Wednesday 50 Abnvc Minimum In Night 23 Above X A M Ttiursduy 23 Above Again March has revealed it3 changeable nature Tuesday was chilly Wednesday saw the mercury rise ro SO degrees and Thursday morning snow began falling short ly after 8 OCTOCX and had the ground white before midforenoon ;