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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITE DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMEXTAI DELAY ACTION ON FARM BILL V EXPLAINS ORDER TO ATTORNEYS ON JONES LAW Prosecutors Told to Use Discretion by Mrs Willebrandt UTASHINGTON May 2 established precedent and a be lief that enforcement by harass ment is never justified are held out by Mrs Mabel Walker Wille brandt assistant attorney general in charge of prohibition prosecu tions as reasons for her letter di recting district attorney to use wise discretion in application of the Jones law Her explanation of the letter which has aroused widespread com ment was given to Mrs Lenna Lowe Yost legislative superintend ent of the national Womans Chris tian Temperance union and is pub lished today by The Union Signal its official weekly organ The letter on the application of the new Jones amendment followed the precedent of the department long established in the administra tion of the white slave traffic act she says Asks Careful Study Its purpose is to point out to the United States attorneys the import ance of a careful study of the evi dence prior to instituting action and the exercise of a wise descre ton in fitting that evidence into the particular section of the law violation of which it will best prove In court For altho tho average jnan and wpiiiaiL inavi be uiiBware pf tbec fact every lawyer Sudws that the prosecutor must welgfi evidence and choose make an elec tion of remedies is the legal term that applies under what section of the law he will plead the case Particularly must every United States attorney do this with prohi bition violations Almost every vi olation reported by prohibition agents is a legal infringement of no less than five sections of law to wit a Some of the Internal revenue statutes existing prior to prohibi tion b the possession c nui sance d transportation e sale f or manufacturing sections of the national prohibition act the tariff act h the customs act ard frequently e the prohibition law of the county or state To proceed umjjr possession or some of the sec tions a misdemeanor complaint may be filed immediately To choose other sections the case must be presented to the grand jury No Blanket Charges United States attorneys offices have in the past used blanks charg ing sale just as a misdemeanor They can no longer do that If the evidence Is inconsequential in char acter so that proof of more than il legal possession is doubtful it is unfair to a defendant to ttempt to prove a felony Enfovce by harassment is never pusti jMoreover congress has revealed Jintent of the new amendment to TO PAGE 22 COLUMN ilWt earner IOWA FORECAST Fair Thursday night and Frt ly cooler in extreme cast por Thursday night somewhat inner Friday in south por JLOCAL STATISTICS weather figures for 3ur period ending at 8 oclock I Thursday Wednesday 55 Sivcst In Night 82 A M Thursday 37 h the mercury dropping to the ing point and a chilly wind out northwest radishes and other ing things had a hard time with S work Wednesday And there Clothing encouraging about the tk Thursday morning for the remained in the north and the Vying bravely was makingbut headway in opposition to that Nine Killed Second Arkansas Tornado Will Rogers x BOSTON Mass May in Washington dispatches that the democrats are planning to take the wet side and make a direct issue of prohibition i n 32 Why a man should dig his grave three years before he is buried is al most unexplain able I spent three years in 48 states each season kidding and joking on both sides of prohibition and if you think this country is big city angle on a nation that is composed of country folks Its the only law we ever had where the small town and coun try know they hold the trump card You cant change it with out their permission and you wont get it They are just laugh ing at you Yours WILL Copyright 1929 WJLI ROGERS wet you got NAMES OF GUN OFFICERS LEARN Thompsons Statements at Massacre Inquiry Prove False pHICAGO May 2 V today were feeling their way thru a mass of stories and real and a possible solution of the massacre of seven gangsters last Feb 11 The process of elimination was decided upon early today as the best means of discoveringthe per sons to whom Frank V Thompson machine gun broker sold weapons prior to the massacre Thompson and Peter Von Frantz ius who has admitted to authorities that he sold several machine guns to Thompson were questioned until long past midnight Called From Bed So important were their state ments considered that Coroner Herman N Bundesen was roused 1rom sleep at midnight and called to police headquarters where the questioning took place Burt Mas sey a member of the coroners jury also appeared at the questioning as did Thompsons attorney John Stege deputy police com missioner in charge of detectives declared Thompson had given sev eral names as the persons to whom he had sold the machine guns but that the names were found to be fictitious Were going to pump Thompson until he runs out of fake names Stege explained Were checking up on each name as he gives them and will keep up this process of elimination until only real names are left Then well probably know what we want to know Coroner Bundesen was noncom mital when he left police headquar ters several hours later Picture Identified Another development was the identification by an unidentified citizen of Rockford 111 of a picture of Fred Burke as one of the men he had seen practicing with a machine gun on an island in the Rock river several miles sov th of Rockford just prior to the riassacre Eurkes picture previously had been Identified by witnesses to the slayers flight as the handsome man wearing thepolice uniform A nationwide search for him has been in progress since shortly after the gang killings Another picture partially identi fied by the Rockford witness was said to be that of Jack McGum The partial identification was made a Jew minutes after McGurn had been ordered released on bond to await trial on seven charges of murder growing out of the massacre uUlS UNDER SNOW BLANKET FEAR FOR CROPS Six Incbes Reported at Springfield Fruit in Grave Danger ST LOUIS Mo May 2 three to six inches of soggy snow fell today over a wide area in south ern and eastern Missouri and south ern Illinois in the most severe win try storm Jn May in more than 25 years of weather records The temperature dropped to the freezing point and a strong wind gave the storm the resemblance of a midwinter blizzard Grave fears were expressed that heavy damage would be done to crops especially fruit y The United States weather bu reau forecast frost for tonight in the Missouri Ozarks fruit belt A heavy frost would virtually wipe out the fruit and strawberry crops with losses into millions of dollars Paralyzed Wire Service The storm paralyzed wire service demoralized traffic and the weight of the snow broke down trees tele phone and telegraph wires and in St Louis caused the smashing of many plate glass windows in busi ness houses Approximately three Inches of Imow fell in St Louis In three hours and Springfield Wxreported a six Inch snowfall with widespread dam age The wintry blast followed aday and night of heavy rains destruc tive hail storms and heavy winoa and small tornadoes in the Missouri IllinoisArkansas region Southern QUIZZED AS KEY TO MASSACRE WIN DEATH RACE Frank Thompson alleged to have furnished machine guns used In Chicago Blorun gtiiig massacre Is being sworn by Cor oner Bundesen at Inquest His was sought for a iveelc as key to tho killings Illinois counties reported damage of more than by wind and hail in a storm last night Cold in North Iowa DES MOINES May 2 erally freezing weather affected most of the north and northwest portions of Iowa last night the weather bureau reported today The unseasonable cold with which May was ushered in is due to start lifting tomorrow with somewhat warmer weather predicted for the south portion after general frosts anticipated for tonight Same damage to vegetation was reported Minimum temperature of 29 degrees was reported at Sioux City Fruit blossoms on trees In lowlands were reported 95 per cent frost killed and on upper ground considerable frost damage occurred nursery men said At Humboldt ice formed and fruit STALIN NOT TO RESIGN REPORT Denies Rumor Russias Strong Man Will Quit His Post MOSCOW May 2 published in the United States that Joseph Stalin general secretary of the central committee of the com munist party in Russia had re signed his post and that he was ill were stated authoritatively today to have no foundation The report that Russias Man of Steel would be replaced by T Molo toff ono of the secretaries of the central committee of the communist party also was denied Molotoff has trees and grape vines were damaged I long been Stalins closest collabor by frost but apple trees were not thot far enough in bloom to be hurt Cliicugo Gets Snow CHICAGO May 2 year already notable for its enduring winter of snows and its warm and mellow March enhanced its repu tation for fickleness today by treat ing Chicago to a flurry of bona fide May snow The temperature touched 38 Four years ago a brief fall of snow on May 25 set a record for all time ator and is merely assisting him in his secretarial duties as he has done heretofore BOY IS FREED OF FIVE DEATHS North Carolina Youth Not Guilty of Killing His Family GASTONIA N Car May 2 Seventeen year old Jacob Vander burg today was free of charges that he killed five members of his family and then burned their home A jury last night acquitted the farmer boy of the murder of his parents Mr and Mrs J W Vander burg his sisters Pauline and Louise and his brother Robert after a little more than two hours delibera tion The youth was arrested Dec 28 after neighbors found him seated beneath a tree watching flames con sume the home When the dismembered bodies of the five members of his family were found laid side by side where tho kitchen had been he was accused of killing them with a hatchet while they slept AIRMAN BACK FROM ALASKA Parker Cramer Announces He Is Planning Flight to Sweden CHICAGO May 2 Cramer aviator returning from an lir trip to Alaska and the Bering straits landed at the municipal air this morning flying from La rosse Wis where he had been forced to stop last night Cramer who was with Bert Haa sell on their projected flight to Swe den last summer left St Paul ot last night and was expected to fly directly to Chicago Some anxiety was felt when he failed to make an appearance last night He chose to set down nt La Crossc rather than hazard the night flying into Chicago While at Winnipeg enroute from Alaska Cramer made known he was another flight to Sweden via the Arctic ocean Jacksonville man signed a pledge not to buy any more liquor He has a brother who owns a TimesUnion REVOLUTION IS FINALLY OVER Sonora Last Stronghold of Rebels Is At Last Under Control MEXICO CITY May 2 Mexican public learned today for he first time of the final collapse of the revolutionary movement in Sonora and imminent complete pa cification of Northern Mexico Newspapers were suspended and no official bulletins isued yesterday May day but bulletins posted at Chapultepec today told of surrend ers of rebel forces in the north oc cupation of Nogales and Agiia Prieta and flight into the United States of the principal rebel leaders The bulletins also carried an nouncement of a battle at Azogues on the Sonora border which lasted thruout Monday April 29 and was probably the last encounter of note Df the revolution General Alrua zans vanguard deploying ahead of the main army after passing thru Pulpito canyon ran into a rebel am bush arranged by the Insurgent generals Caraveo Yucupicio and Jacinto Previno The ambush was not as complete as had been planned however and the federals were able to battle the rebels thruout the day until General Almazan arrived at night fall with reinforcements It was too late for him to attack the rebels who had entrenched themselves and when dawn came he discovered they had withdrawn during the His report said that Caraveo and Yucupicio had fled to the moun tains Trevino was believed here to have escaped into the United States BROKEN WIRES PREVENT FULL STORM REPORTS Fifty Persons Injured Loss to Property Runs Higb BULLETIN AVHEATLEY Ark May 2 Ul persons are dead and more than a score injured xvith property damn go esttmuted nt from to as a result of the tornado which struck this section hist night Several of the injured are In a serious condition ITTLE ROCK Ark May 2 J The second series of tornadoes i Arkansas in less than a month ook a toll of at least six dead and probably 50 injured with property damage running high Striking a few hours apart in loth east and west parts of the stats ate yesterday and last night the ornadoes so completely demoralized communication systems that full re xrts of the number of dead and in jured were not obtainable early today The aix known dead were at Brinkley and Wheatley a few milea apart in northeast Arkansas Three of them were white persona Mrs Dave Edwardsand two daughters and three unidentified Negroes More than 20 were inured In thai section some seriously Reports from Dagmar southwest of Brink ley were that 20 persons were In jured there Fort Smith and vicin ity had a dozen injured The num ber of dead was expected to be in creased by a thoro survey of the j section around Wheatley Windstorm In Texas DALLAS Tex May 2 Texas weather moderated today after disturbances in almost every section of the state Northern points were whipped by a 68mile gale yesterday and a series of minor tornadoes swept about the Arkansas line Several Negro farm hands were reported injured in Smith county by a tornado Street car service in Dal las was interrupted Windows were blown in signs papers and sand filled the air and small sheds were razed hour of showers Borger reported a half snow and intermittent Meager reports said Athens Hen derson Malakoff and Frankston were hit by tornadoes Two sisters Alias Stella Mc Cord and Mrs Fred Jas per Newton returning from Europe raced by bout ulrplanc rail nnd auto to tins bedside ol thole father thnt dying They iounu hlnv SEVEN KILLED IN RIOTS WITH BERLIN POLICE 900 Persons Under Ar rest Following May Day Celebration 3ERLIN May 2 be tween police and communists in yesterdays riotous May day cele jration in Berlin resulted in heavy casualties seven communists being filled and 80 civilians and 30 police men injured The casualties were probably Iowa Man Killed by Train in New Mexico IOWA CITY May 2 youth killed by a train near Alamagordo N M has been identified as Ted Miller 24 of Iowa City Two Ships In Collision NEW YORK May 2 Spanish liner Cristobal Colon nrd Daughter of Hugo Stinnes Will Visit Fort Dodge by Auto KANSAS CITY Hay 2 Fraulein Clairmore Slinnes daugh jter of the late Hugo Stinnes Ger man industralists and capitalist Is planning a visit to Iowa this week She arrived here on her motor car tour around the world which began May 25 1927 She and her party C A Soder storm Swedish sportsman and H L Dickey of New York were to leave today for Des Moines They then were to go to Fort Dodge where Soderstorm will visit Mrs Eno Chalgrcn a sister he has not seen for more than 20 vcars FINES 24 BLUE LAW VIOLATORS Massena Mayor Begins Cam paign to Enforce Sun day Selling Law MASSENA May 2 24 merchants and customers fined for buying and selling goods on Sunday Massena residents are watching Mayor A B Pace for the next step in the blue law contro versy Since only one man has paid his fine the mayor must choose be tween suspending the fines or com mitting the group to jail The controversy started with the arrest Monday of Mr and Mrs Philip Griffith local theater man agers and Mr and Mrs Charles Madden vaudeville actors follow ing a complaint that they had ex hibited on Sunday They each paid a fine Contending that several business men had transacted Sunday sales Griffith and O E Erawdy restaur ant owner then demanded the ar rest of the 21 persons Warrants are said to be outstanding for nearly 35 others freater as the figures given out by the police today did not include nany communists who were taken o their homes by comrades after being injured in the fighting In all there were 900 arrests of whom 725 were released after an examination and having their names registered After a fairly quiet day during which the police had kept the dem onstrations well in hand serious rioting took place last night in the working class quarter in northern Berlin Barricades were erected by the communists and the police were held off with rifle and pistol fire un til armored cnra forced the obstruc tions and enabled the authorities to clear out the surrounding houses Of the 175 persona still held by the police today most of them will be charged with rioting and violat ng the public peace In addition many of those detained overnight who were released this morning arc iable to be rearrestcd if police in vestigation should warrant Today the city was quiet and traffic was normal There were no clashes or casualties reported any where DISCUSSION OF AMENDMENTS IS SENATES TASK Vfay Vote on Debenture Proposal in Bill by Friday H irASHiNGTON May 2 mass of amendments offered o the farm relief bill in the senata as forced administration leaders to onclude that final action on tha neasure will have to be postponed ntil next week Senator McNary of Oregon chair man of the agriculture committee s hopeful that the senate will vota n the debenture section tomorrow ut even this seems Impossible In lew of the large number of sena ors who have indicated a desire to iscuss the proposal A Saturday session may be called o get the export debenture contest ut of the way before the end of the eek and if this aim is successful he measure as a whole is likely to each a vote Monday or Tuesday MuchDebate Expected Altho the amendment of Senator Vatsou of Indiana the republican eader to eliminate the debenture Ian has caused the greatest dis usston considerable debate is ex ected also upon number of the lozen or so changes advocated oy other senators After the plan has been disposed of the seriate will be asked by Chairman McNary to comply with a request ot fruit and vege table associations that their diitts be exclude dJroitt op the farm relief machinery to B3 up by the Tjill They naked and obtained similar exemption from operation of the equalization fee in the old McNaryHaugen bill Senator Brookhart republican Iowa intends to call up as an amendment his bill providing a nige subsidy for the direct buying jy the government of surplus crop but there Is no indication that this roposal will be accepted Includes Copclnnds 1Ian In this category also Is placed the amendment of Senator Copeland emocrat New York to substitute he equalization fee for the export debenture plan One amendment by Senator Cap er republican Kansas seeks to nsure more definitely that the irice of crops will not be depressed o world prices and another pro Ides that the board may make oans to cooperative associations to pay off existing indebtedness on physical marketing facilities Senator Elaine republican Wis consin proposes to eliminate the provision fixing the rate of interest to be charged by the board for loans at four per cent and substi tute a clause by which the rate would be equal to the lowest rate borne by any government obligation issued subsequent to the first lib erty loan bonds Senator Stock democrat Iowa has offered an amendment giving the board authority to make loans up to to assist In ac quiring facilities for the sale of corn stalks wheat oat and rice straw cotton and sugar cane stalks The loans would be payable within 20 years the freighter River Orontcs collided j The group is making the tour in off the quarantine station at HoseI a German made sedan with a truck bank Statcn Island this afternoon Cor equipment Auto Left in Yard Burns During Night CRRSCO May new auto mobile was destroyed by fire on the farm of Frank Wilson six miles south of Cresco His son Stewart had been out with the car during the and left it out in the yard In the morning he fount it in ashes cause unknown Buys Monlcziimn Paper GRINNELL May 2 Sutherland announced purchase ot the Montezuma Republican for merly owned by Ray and Frisble ot Grinnell owa Orator Will Speak in Contest for His Third Time IOWA CITY May to bringthe championship to the Uni versity of Iowa for the third suc cessive year Morris B Bannister of Ottumwa will speak in the Northern Oratorical league contest j at Ann Arbor Mich Friday Bannister is a brother of Dwight Bannister the 1027 champion from the State University He will talk on urban citizenship Speakers from the universities of Michigan Wis consin Minnesota and Northwestern and Western Reserve universities are his opponents Iowa produced the 192R champion Herschel O Lnngdon Gilmore City now a member of the debate team cmoutc to England AUNT HEX By Robert Quillon I know theyll mess it up the first day theyre here but I want Pas sister Bet and her folks to see what a clean house looks like for once in their lives ;