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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 8, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SBRV1CS NO 180 DEBENTURE PLAN ADOPTED TRIO SENTENCED British TQ10 YEARS ON THEFT CHARGE Claims May Halt Youngs Plan Three Men Captured by Police With Large Loot JOSEPH HARRIS Forest Eatoa J and Ralph Smejkal arrested by police in the early morning hours pleaded guilty to breaking and en tering the Scotch tailor shop S South Delaware avenue at 10 oclock before Judge M F Edwards and were each sentenced to 10 years in the mens reformatory at Anamosa Informations against the trio were filed by County Attorney Roe Thompson men Harris 24 Eaton 18 and Smejkal 19 shortly after their arrest confessed to robbing the tailor shop last Thursday morn Ing The men were arrested at oclock Wednesday morning by Of ficer E N Wood who trailed the stolen Marmon sedan which they were drivng from the intersection of Federal avenue and Sixth street north to Federal avenue to Fourth street Officer Wood sus pected the car which was heavily loaded on the running boards with gasoline and oil containers After being arrested the three men con fessed to the robbery of a filling station at Gordonsville Minn Tuesday night from which they gallons of gasoline several JOBBERS SO A note received Wednesday morning by W B krouse pro prietor of the Scotch tailor store 8 South Delaware from one of the thieves who entered the store May 2 and stole clothing ex pressed regret for the crime and thanked him for not pressing charges It was not necessary for Mr Krouse to press charges be cause of the signed confessions obtained from the men by the police The note follows Old Man We done you out of suits and I am more than sorry that it happen We are paying for it now I am glad it happen to be good of you not to press more against us Hoping you sell them suits The note was written on brown wrapping paper and was de livered at the same time the clothes were returned According to Mr Krouse the clothing was not damaged gallons of oil in containers candy cigars and pop all of which was recovered Had Six Suits The men had six suits one over coat and a pair of trousers all val ued at which were taken from the Scotch tailor store here The Marmon sedan was stolen in Egg Harbor N two weeks ago ac cording to the confessions Harris is from Mays Landing N J Baton is from Clifton N J and Smejkal is from Irvington N J WhetJi er the men are wanted for crimes elsewhere will soon be determined according to Ray Oulman superiu TTJRN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 7 IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday slightly cooler in west portion Wednes day night xvith probably frost LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock A M Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 61 Degrees Coldest in Night 88 Degrees At 8 A SI Wednesday 48 Degrees General indications are that Ma son City and North Iowa will see rain showers before night Will Rogers PHILADELPHIA May Rally patriots and help defend this case A Jersey woman shot a man that wanted to or ganize a band She claimed it made too much noise Dont s e n t e n ce her Judge give her m o re ammu nition Shes not a culprit She is a Joan of Arc It was a fife and drum corps judge The thing that WILL Rnnpo5 like to nave WILL TONERS lost ug the Rev olutionary war and for her next shot get the moving picture solo organist who ia raised up in view of the audience by some mechau ical means that unfortunately always works Yours WILL ROGERS womans town boasted that it didnt have a ma yor a policeman a doctor or an undertaker That somebody was shot proved they needed a doc tor before they did a band Copyright 1920 THREE CAPONE SHOT TO DEATH Retaliation for Valentine Day Massacre Is Theory TTAMMOND Ind May 8 1 treble murder today broke the brief truce of Chicagos gangland Three men identified by newspaper men as John Scalisi Albert Ansel tni ami Joe Guinea were found shot to death on a rural roadside early in the morning and the forfeit of their lives was seen as the retribu tion of their underworld foes for the massacre of Bugs Morans clans men on St Valentines day Scaligi and Anselmi were hench men of Scarface A Capone and the former had been freed under DOO bond only a week ago pending trial as one of the lloran gang exe cutioners Scalisi and Anselmi were found leaped in the back seat oC a coupe that had been nosed into a ditch rcar Wolfe lake just this side of the Illinois state line their bodies cov ered by a blanket Twenty feet away officers found the body of ruintrv Reporters Identify Three Hammond police were unable to verify the identifications made by newspapermen from Chicago who rot photographs from their gallery of gunmen and hoodlums to com pare with the victims The report ers however expressed themselves as certain of the identities of the dead trio Scalisi and Anselmi a dread duet of killers with whom police have often had to conjure were regarded as aces of the Capone staff ana heir supposed executions today were seen as the stroke of avengers or the seven followers of Bugs tforan the north side chief who were lined up against the wall of a North Clark street garage three months ago andswept with machine gun fire Thrice have Scalisi and Anselmi een tried together for the slayings of two policemen only to win ac niitals because they professed to jelieve the detective squad that chased them was a squad of their underworld foes Out on Heavy Bond Scalisi and Machine Gun Jack cGurn were the only two indicted ror the Moran gang massacre Their trials were deferred several times at the behest of states attorneys and police who wanted further time j o build up their cases against the j men and only last week their neys obtained their release from the county jail under heavy bond on the iromise of their appearance wfcen the trial is called vfcGurn had been trapped in a downtown hotel where he had been TUHN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN S PROPOSED NEW TARIFF CHANGES BEING ASSAILED Debate on Measure May Carry Session Far Into Summer May 8 The possible political and economic effects of the new tariff bill placed before the house by ways and means committee republicans were being gauged today by leaders of both parties on Capitol hill Such tariff experts of the minor ity as Representatives Garner of Texas and Hull of Tennessee and Senator Simmons of North Caro linawere carefully studying the 85000 word document preparatory to general and specific onslaughts Some members of the majority party also voiced dissatisfaction with various proposals in the meas ure including the duties on building material cedar lumber shingles brick and cement and birch and maple lumber all of which now are on the free list Representatives Issue Statements Those issuing statements on these duties included Representatives Ramseyer of Iowa a republican of the ways and means committee and Haugeu of Iowa chairman of the agriculture committee Repreaenta u SINCLAIR ENTERS JAIL Praise of the was voiced by Representative Tilson of Con necticut the majority floor leader Chairman Snell of the rules com mittee which will report a rule to govern consideration of the measure in the house and Chairman Hawley and other republicans who took part I in framing the measure Discussion Goes Forward As study and discussion went for ward at the capitol there was con jecture as to how President Hoover would view the bill in the light of his expressed desire for a limited revision of customs duties with the lesser rates left for the tariff com mission to consider While Chairman Hawley esti mated that the actual changes in protective rates not exceed 20 per cent of the total dutiable items only one schedule that deal ing1 with tobacco was untouched whileon entirely new schedule was created embracing manufactures of artificial silk officially termed rayon in the bill One surprising development was the action of the committee in re porting out an entirely new bill as substitute for the existing Ford eyMcCumber act Unless the sen ate finance committee completely rewrites the houso measure as it usually does every commodity em sraced in both the dutiable and free tsts would be open to debate and amendment on the senate floor Hoover Suggests Amendment To aviod such a contingency President Hoover suggested infor mally at least that no general tariff revision law be placed before con gress but that a bill in the nature f an amendment to the existing act be reported Chairman Hawley and his repub lican colleagues of the ways and TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN I STAR HALFBACK KILLED BY GUN OF POLICEMAN Eclwin Hill Falls During Playful Struggle for Revolver MEW YORK May 8 24 Burgettstown Pa star halfback of New York universitys great football team of last fall was shot und killed last night in a plny ful struggle for a policemans re volver The shooting occurred outside a police booth near the college cam pus a favorite congregating place for the students The patrolman Joseph Green was absolved of crim inal blame by District Attorney John E McGeehan of Bronx county but was suspended from duty Green said Hill anc John Bunyan a former N Y U guard had stopped at the booth to talk to him vhen Hill spied two girls stroiltng down the street and asked the po iccman for his nightstick to chase them away The policeman refused and a riendly struggle started During he struggle Green said Hill grabbed his service revolver from Is holster and when he attempt eel to regain it the weapon discharged The bullet pierced Hills left breast killing him instantly Bunyun Debt Parley Faces Crisis in Last Days Americans Support From Leading Nations May Be Withdrawn DARIS May 8 and 1 British reservations threatened today to block an agreement on the reparations proposals of Owen D Young American spokesman The reservations destroyed much of the strength of Mr Youngs for mer position of having Great Brit ain Japan Italy and Germany lined up solidly behind him a position to which many believed France and Belgium eventually have had to acquiesce Mr Young aware that a singla misstep might spell the Irrevocable ailure of the threemonths old con erence stepped gingerly in tho maze of conflicting national Inter st attempting maneuvers which might see his newly launched pro posals past the shoals which threat them Conditions Not Hard and Fast Despite the secrecy which lias characterized the negotiations of he past few days two phases of hese maneuvers were evident First lostponement of the time when the Jerman reservations would be handed in writing to the allies and second notice to tho British delega tion that theconditions within the proposalswaro not hard and fas and were subjectto some manipula tioh MEASURE WINS DESPITE WISH OF PRESIDENT roponents of Debated Proposal Include Plan in Central Press tclejihoto of Hnrry V Sinclair millionaire oil mag nate leaving his limousine to enter the District of Columbia jail at Washington to serve a threemonth sentence for contempt of court Sinclair refused to testify before the scniilp committee investigating the Teapot Dome scandal five years nuo Flashlights hoomcu as Sin clair left his car to enter thu jail untUr cover of night TOWNERMAYBE HEAD OF SCHOOL Expect Iowa Man to Quit Governorship of Porto Rico SAN JUAN Porto Rico May 8 were persistent rumors today that Gciv Horace M Towner would become chancellor of the Jniversity of Porto Rico to replace Thomas Elliot Banner who was no ified yesterday of his discharge It was said Governor Towner whose home is in Corning Iowa would relinquish his governorship during a visit he Is making in Washington and would be tendered the chancellorship by the university trustees Professor Banners discharge was the sequel to political conflict be tween himself and Antonio Barcolo president of the Porto Ricun stinalt and president of lhe Allanza party J CANTONESE Is FEARING Blame Factional Warfare Affair Provinces Raging Man Takes Own China and Wounds Los CANTON China May S Girl Factional warfare between ANGELES iray S province of Kwanksi and J Williams financier today tung in south China was in dead from a self inflicted wound progress today with the Miss Peggy Troxel 18 was in city of Canton threatened with hospital seriously wounded as the ture by the Kwangsi group of a disagreement between overnight change from peace at the girls residence here war has resulted in the flight night thousands from Canton to financier who was president Kong while the Nanking a securities company here and ment central bank notes officer in other southern Cali 25 per cent under par were still companies had been divorced ing his wife and was infatuated with Behind the present warfare Troxel E Neil Ames attorney the struggle between the Williams said Miss Troxel is the or Nationalist central of a Chula Vista Cal and the Kwangsi military clique and had been married Ames well as a more centralized He declared it was a letter between the provinces of Kwangsi and received from her former husband which precipitated the quarrel The Cantonese are feverishly mobilizing troops and pouring them westward to oppose the advancing Kwangsi forces and a clash was expected in the Shiuhing area only 50 miles from night Williams went to the home of Misses Phyllis Ruth and Helen Grantr where Miss Troxel was staying and asked to see her alone The shooting followed Williams died in a hospital some hours later The Canton military generalissimo has proceeded to the front while the admiral of the Cantonese Troxels left eye was destroyed and her nose shattered by a bullet Hospital attendants said she likely would recover has ordered thirty gunboats told the police that Wil steam up to the West river to had made a will leaving his hing to assist in the defense to a young daughter by a Kwantung The Canton marriage squadron consisting of twelve equipped with machine guns n HSinaarmi nnr great shock among the university students who looked upon Hill as a campus hero He was generally ex pected to succeed Ken Strong as captain of the schools eleven Chick Median head coach de clared Hill was a great player a great sportsman and a gentleman WILLlMPLETE MERGER PLANS eeting of Representatives of 10 Firms to Be at Swea City SWEA CITY May plans for the consolidation into one com pany of the rural lines connected with tho Swea City telephone ex change are being laid A meeting of all the representatives of the lines to finish the draft of the bylaws will take place at the Farmers Sav ings bank soon Ten of the 12 rural companies will join the merger These 10 com panies control 18 of the 20 lines con necled with tho exchange The com panies will consolidate under the charter of the Swea City Rural Telephone company operating prin cipally in Swea township at present This company was organized last year under the membership plan One requirement that will be rigidly enforced is that each line must be put into shape before It will be admitted into the company This is to do away with any complaint that the lines are in such poor shape that better service than they are re ceiving now is impossible Therefore a thoro inspection in all lines will be made before the new company begins functioning Lark Reynolds is chairman and William Poole secretary of the tem porary organization The bylaws committee is made up of representa tives from each line bombs and was sent to the front jFayette County Plans to Form Historical Society WEST UNION May gen eral call to persons interested in or ganizing a Fayntte county historical society has been Issued by promo From Sinclairs jailServices for John KeJIing ters of tlie idca at West UnionTbB 90 Are Held at Home Heflin Attacks Order Barring Newspapermen WASHINGTON May 8 The order of Washington jail officials barring newspapermen from Harry F Sinclairs prison house was at 00 a resident of Humboldt tacked in the senate today by Scnn tor Heflin Alabama who said it wi time for thore in authority to stop truckling to millionaire criminals Prussian Crime Is Reduced BERLIN May 8 of crime in Prussia was disclosed by a police memorandum handed to the Prussian diet in which this im provement was attributed to slabiwith final ization of financial conditions Uoldficld of Son HUMBOLDT May John Kell county for a half a century died at the farm home of his son near Rcn wiclc He waa born in Germany leaving his native country in 3860 He was the father of 12 children eight of whom survive Funeral services were held at the visors have already set aside a wel lighted basement room in the new Fayette county courthouse in which to house tho collection of records and relics of pioneer days and also the present L G Meyer county riiperintendent who is much inter ested in the organization 1ms agreed to donate his services ss custodian of the collection would placate those back home who otherwise would oppose the settle ment The American recognizing n the reservations as much dyna mite as in the purported political conditions once before laid down by Dr Schacht had them kept secret vhile he attempted to tone them lown His patience and unfailing good umor it was said had the desired ffect and Dr Schachts conditions or acceptance of young settlement ow have been reduced to writing or presentation to the allied dele gations probably today in much modified form which probably will ot lead to a new crisis Attitude Threatening The new British attitude has been Uite as threatening but even it eemed today to have been suscepti le to the Americans diplomacy he British delegation upon check ngover tho written form of the Young proposals discovered the per entages of the settlements to za o each nation as fixed at Spa Bel gium after the war had been al ered There was immediate protest and lotice that British acceptance vould be given only with the reser vation that the Spa percentages were not to be molested Mr Young let it be known he had no in ention of fixing unalterable con ditions within the agreement it elf and today suggestions as to how to get around tho difficulty were heard from the British them selves These suggestions involved an annex to the agreement which would contain the revision of tho shares of the reparations allotted to each nation II WASHINGTON May 8 senate over rode he wishes of President Hoover oday and voted to retain the export debenture plan in the arm relief bill WASHINGTON May 8 V ing an hour earlier in hope of caching a vote before nightfall on is disputed export debenture plan f farm relief the senate was filled Tith doubt today on the outcome on its proposal opposed by President oover The group advocating retention of e debenture section In the farm measure was optimistic that they ad votes to spare while the admin stratlou camp was content to wait or official count which they oped would show at least a tie for ice President Curtis to break Tho debenture group was further ncouraged to find Senator Stephana f Mississippi In his seat this morn ng The senator is in favor of tho ebenture plan but had been detained rom the senate by illness in his family Tha urgency of his vote aowever prompted his return to Washington At the outset of tha session a plea waa made by Senator Heflin demo crat Alabama for the retention ot w is reached They aro Senators son of California Norbeck Of South Dakota George of Georgia and Borah of Idaho Vlichaelsons Trial Is Nearing Its End KEYWEST Fla May 8 Mi Trial of Congressman M Alfred Mi ihnelson Illinois charged with ilating the prohibitionlaws was ex jected to be concluded here Altho the government had 11 more vitnessea to be heard only one wit icss had been named for the de ense Judge Halstead L Ritter aid he would hold a night session f necessary to complete the trial Harvard University Junior Found Murdered WINDSOR Conn May 8 LP llliam Treadway Huntington a unlor at Harvard university and tho on of Mrs Mary Clark Huntington was slain some time after midnight His body was found this morning with a bullet woujnd in his head on a farm near here No motive could be determined A diamond ring was on his hand There was no weapon Ir the vicinity JSiiys Ooodcll Riirhcr Shop fnrm residence Monday afternoon GOODELL May business the Rev T 1 Share minister of tha j deal was completed yesterday Mctliofliit church here offjoiatin I whereby William Mnrshant of rites in the cemetery a Rcranlnn hccivrie owner of the I G Uflker barber shop TO EXHIBIT AT COUNTY FAIRS Club Boys and Girls Plan to Display 3000 Baby Beeves DES MOINES Kay Approximately 3000 baby beeves i raised by boys and girl members of Iowa will be exhibited at county1 fairs this summer i In 78 counties from which calven will be sent to the state fair for exI hibition 2414 are on feed at pres ent the Iowa department of agrij cuture announced today The re maining 21 counties it was ex plained do not show calves at tho I state fair but exhibit at other fairs Marshall county which furnished j last years champion at the Chicago Livestock exposition leads Iowa counties with 125 on feed while Woodbury county is second with 99 and Louisa county third with 93 Members of the baby beef clubs also are raising 100 pure bred beef heifers for exhibition In a new sec tion of the fair this fall Tom Mix Cowboy Actor Held for Conspiracy LOS ANGELES May 8 Mix cowboy film star was indicted by the federal grand jury today on charges of withholding In income taxes and conspiring to de fraud the government of approxi mately AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Ella is one o these kind that thinks havin religion means hem stuck on your self ;