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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 9, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 9 1929T HOME EDITION ILLINOIS UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 2 COUNTIES ARE VOTING ON GOOD ROAD PROPOSAL Dallas and Fremont Bone Issues Totaling Three and Half Million BULLETIN CHEROKEE May 9 Petitions are In circulation thruout Cherokee county re questing the board of super visors to call a road bond elec tion The plans call for paving primary road 21 and 5 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS counties Dallas and Fremont 1 today went to the polls to pass on county road bond issues totalini 51815000 Dallas voters considereu a issue while Fremont passed on a 5415000 issue The elections brot to seven the number of counties that have voted on road bonds this spring Five counties Story Shelby Aububon Adams and Page already have passed issues totaling Primary roads in Dallas county already are graveled and the pro posed issue calls for the paving of U S No 32 from the Polk county line to the Guthrie county line of Iowa No 17 from Adel to Perry and of Iowa No 7 from the Poik county line to the junction of Nos 7 and 17 Should the million and a half dollars worth of bonds prove more than enough to complete this wk the paving would be extended iyond that highway junction Would Improve No S iFremonts bond Issue if ntyrecentlyipasse SPSifeKWSSS vtngSPafie a nty road bond issue to supple rnt the issue passed two ago It was the firstcounty to pass a second county bond issue made possible by action of the state legislature in raising the limit of county indebtedness from 3to 4 per cent of the assessed valuation From now until the end of May county road elections will be fre quent Besides the DallasFremont elections today eleven counties will go to the polls to approve issues to taling Should all these proposed issues be approved the to tal of all county bond issues would be raised to This does not take into consideration the ten counties that have bond issues un der consideration but for which no definite dates have been set The total of these proposed issues is The 84 million dollar figure does include the worth of county bonds approved prior to the first of the year Complete Present Paving Numerous counties which have elections called for this spring plan to use the money provided by bond issues for completing primary road programs already well underway Several others of the counties are making attempts to pass bond is TBKN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 3 Wea IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday with probably show ers Warmer Thursday night LOCAL STATISTICS Weather figures for 24 hour pe riod ending at 8 oclock a m Thurs day Warmest Wednesday 54 degrees Coolest in Night 31 degrees At 8 A M Thursday 52 degrees Trace of Rain The few drops of rain which de scended Wednesday afternoon con stituted the first precipitation re corded in May The wind was out of the northwest and chilly as evi denced by the fact that the mer cury got no further up the column than 54 Thursday morning the breeze was out of the west inclin ing a little to the south It looked like appreciably warmer weather A ahead with the mercury at 8 oclock within 2 degrees of the previous days maximum Farm Will PHILADELPHIA May The disarmament conference in Geneva just at the only time when it was about to agree now they will go home and study ou it and return with their usual pr op o sitions France will want England to suik their navy England will agree to France sinking their army Both will want Germany to WIJL ROGERS sink her re membrances and all three agree on Italy sinking Mussolini Ask ing Europe to disarm is like ask ing a man in Chicago to give up his life insurance We can preach good will but if we lived in Europe among those hyenas we would be in war before we got our grip unpacked While we are having Washington days and Lin coln days lets have a Thank the Atlantic ocean day Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1939 OFFICERS HAVE May 9 ad ditSon to being groomed for a round the world trip This summer theGraf Zeppelin is destined to show its silver sides to the white waste lands of the arctic before an other year has passed The international society for the exploration of the arctic regions oy means of aircraft has entered into a contract for the use of the big ship for an expedition from Lenin grad to either Nome or Fairbanks by way of north polar regions The trip will take place in April or May of 1930 Asks IT S Assistance John A Fleming vice president of the American section of the so ciety and an eminent scientist has written to the war department out lining the project and requesting as sistance of the American govevn men in providing adequate lauding equipment in Alaska Fleming also has asked certain oil companies to supply fuel and has obtained from Interior department officials tho promise of assistance on the part of administration officials in Alaska Erstwhile Friends Blamed for Execution of 3 Sicilians CHICAGO May 9 V friends not open foes were iesignated today in a new police heory as the executioners of the three Sicilian gangsters at Ham mond Ind yesterday On what the theory was based officers were secretive It appeared however that they might be in pos session of definite information be cause the reconstruction of the srime was in detail even to the number of persons who took part n the triple slaying The slayingof John Scalisi Al jert Anselmi and Joseph Guinta according to the new conjecture ollowed a friendly gathering of the rio with four friends at a road house in Indiana near the Illinois ine The seven had gathered osten sibly to seek a peaceful settlement rf difficulties arisingout of the fight for control of booze and vice profits Met by Prearrangement There was a table laden with food when the seven met by prearrange ment They kissed each other and appeared to be on most friendly terms During the meal the story goes on the four kiHers faked a dispute Scalisi Anselmi and Guinta sought to quiet the men For the moment they forgot their own safety believing the dispute in TURN TO PAGE Z COLUMN 5 JOHN GILBERT TO BE MARRIED Claire Will Be Bride of Famous Screen Lover LOS ANGELES May 9 Claire former musical comedy act ress and John Gilbert film actor who became acquainted three weeks ago planned to be married in Las Vegas Nev today The couple announced before de parture for the Nevada city last night that they would return here after the wedding to resume work on current productions They were accompanied by four friends from Hollywood film circles Miss Claire formerly was the wife mer husband of Leatrice Joy also of the films and of Olivia Burrell his first wife GRAF ZEPPELIN TO FLY ACROSS POLAR REGIONS Arctic Trip Will Start With Scientists in May 1930 Complications Are Growing uuuuer DrHHugo1 Eckerier and the scienti fic group will be under the direction of Dr Fridtjof Hansen famous Arctic explorer The ship will car a crew of 25 and the scientific group will number 15 Fleming1 who is assistant director of th department of terrestrial mag netism of Carnegie Institution of Washington said the plans included a flight from Leningrad to Nome or Fairbanks via Spitzbergen north coast of Greenland and the Parry is lands then a flight from the base station in Alaska via Wrangel island o about 160 degrees east longitude thence to the neighborhood of the pole and back to Alaska Round World Flight The return flight from Alaska to Leningrad will be via DeLong Island and Sewernaja Semlja Plans for the forthcoming trip of ie Graf Zeppelin from Lakehurst around the world have not been fur nished the postoffico department altho it has received word thru dip omatic channels that the flight will 3egin as soon as the ship has com pleted the round trip between Ger many and Lakehurst which starts May 15 Avenges St Valentine Massacre HOUSE LEADERS HOPE TO THROW OUT DEBENTURE Senate Votes to Retain Controversial Plan in Measure WASHINGTON May 9 senate having voted 47 to 44 in avor of the export debenture plan opposed by President Hoover con jressional leaders looked upon the iituation Involving farm relief leg slntion today as being more com licatedthan at any time since the special session started Altho the senate bill as a whole is still to he passed the retention of the debenture provision has made It certain that many difficulties will e encountered in the effort that nust follow to bring the two cham jers of congress into agreement on the measure which finally will be sent to the president Debenture Ruled Out The house in passing its farm ill did not vote on the debenture iroposal since it was ruled out on a joint of order Republican leaders n the house were confident that they could have defeated it with their large majority if it had come to a vote however and senate ad nmnistration leaders are counting on elimination of thedebenture see tion of their bill at the Insistence o the house commltttee when the tw measures aresubmitted to a join ofdiffer Associated Press John Scnlise left and Albert lAnselmi right taken tor a ride a third gangsterTheirbodies were found In an auto mobile shown belqw It had been abandoned near Hammond Incl Sealise was under indictment with having participated in the St Valentino dav massacre PICKS HUGHES JR Belgium Joins Protest of Youngs Debt Plan TOWNER QUITS AS GOVERNOR Roosevelt Honed as Successoi Porto Rico Men m WASHINGTON May 9 Pi Horace A Towner of Iowa whose resignation as governor of Porto Rico is now in the hands of Presi dent Hoover had a long conference with the chief executive yesterday at the white house Governor Towner said he had laid before Hoover a full picture of con ditions in the island and the view points there respecting measures for relief of hurricane sufferers and many other subjects Towner took office in 1923 under appointment of President Harding He is not expected to return to San Juan but the president has not yet selected his successor Among candidates mentioned in unofficial quarters for the post include Theo dore Roosevslt Jr former assistant secretary of the navy and C Bas com Slemp republican national committeeman for Virginia Governor Towner said that he knew nothing of reports that ha would become president of the Uni versity of Porto Rico He declared that celo of the Porto Speaker Tons Soto and Senator Dickinson to Ask for Delay Consideration of Measure WASHINGTON May 9 Without waitingfor the adoption of a rule governing the offering of amendments the house today started general debate on the tariff revision bill with indications point ing to the discussion lasting the better part of a week Republican representatives of tea agricultural states decided today to ask the republican caucus tomorrow to delay action upon a rule for con sideration of the new tariff bill for a week while they attempt to agree upon differences that have arisen Representative Dickinson repub lican Iowa was designated to pre sent the request for delay to the ton next week to urge upon The decision was reached at an in formal conference of representatives from North and South Dakota Nebraska Illinois Iowa Kansas Minnesota Wisconsin Missouri and California The dissatisfaction arose over provisions in the new tariff bill af fecting the drawback on wheat failure to impose a duty on hides cattle and vegetable oils LITTLE DAMAGE TO VEGETATION Frost Reported All Over State Inwoods Mark Was 26 Above DES MOINES May 9 tho frosts were reported all over Iowa again last night little addi tional damage to vegetation was ex Great Britain Is Strongly Against Reduction of Claims PARIS May 9 in the allied nations camp over divis ion of the German reparations un der proposals of Owen D Young American chairman of the commit tee on experts has spread to Bel gium That little country appeared today as one of the strongest objec tors the reported revision of the per centages agreed upon at Spa after the war Brussels dispatches today com plained bitterly that Mr Youngs proposals reduced Belgiums share of the reparations by 650000000 marks about and that the question of reimbursement for the paper marks issued in Bel gium during the German occupa tion was left for subsequent negotia tions between the Belgian and Ger man governments Such later negotiations the Bel gian dispatches said might easily incite the reich government to claim once more the restoration to German Prussia of the towns of Eupen and Lammedy as an offset thus attacking one of the clauses in the treaty of Versailles Meanwhile there appeared to be no dimuntion of the problem presen ted by Great Britains dissent to the Young proposals the figures of which have not yet been accepted by tho Erench whose objections have been drowned in the chorus of disapproval over projected re vision of the Spa percentages The delegates in long private con ferences among themselves havo been hard put to reconcile these dif ferences Slight new damage to strawber ries might have resulted however er ences At the same time they ar concerned over the amount of tin which probably will be required to bring about that result Representative Tilson of Connect icut republican leader in the house asserted after the senate vote that j his chamber would not accept the debenture proposal He explained that it had two ways to move against it cither by a direct vote on acceptance of the senate provision or by raising the question of the sen ates authority to initiate such leg islation on the grounds that it has to do with revenue Predicts Democratic Support Practically solid democratic sup port for the proposal in the house was predicted by Representative Garner of Texas democratic leader but republicans expressed confi dence that they had a sufficient ma jority to defeat it and said they were not unwilling to have it come to a vote The senate still had several con troversies in prospect today on oth Iowa Well Driller Claims Finding Oil BAYARD May 9 well being drilled here for the Central Oil and Gas company of Guthrie Center is said to contain oil by the driller George Rose president that Towner be ThVcoidesTwcatherVasaC above Beimond schools governor zero reported at Inwoocl 1 it Wednesday morning i er provisions of its and on amendments which have been pre pared but none was regarded as likely to compare with that which raged over the debenture provision The presidents opposition mado the contest over that proposal a test of administration strength in the sen atte and none of the other sections yet to be acted on appears to con train the elements for a similar con troversy On the roll call yesterday which came about an hour after the senate began procedure under an agree ment limiting debate 13 re publicans joined the democrats for retention of the debenture provision in the bill and only two democrats voted with the republican support ers of the administration viewpoint for its elimination Passage of the hill is looked for in a few days SINCLAIR MAY GET NEW TERM Six Months Sentence Is Like ly to Be Upheld Claim WASHINGTON May 9 T Harry F Sinclair oil millionaire race horse owner and registere pharmacist is likely to know be fore he completes the noday sen tence he is now serving in thi Washington asylum and jail whether another calling for six months is to be enforced agains him The term he is serving now 1 punishment for refusal to answe certain questions asked him during senate Investigation of the Tea BELMOND May Parent pt Dome naval oil reserve leas eacners association the Belmond which he obtained from Albert E public schools and the Belmond Red Fall as secretary of the interior sixmonths sentence which i Charles Evans Hughes Jr New York son of former sec retary of state has been named U S solicitor general by Pres ident Hoover Hughes mtccccds William B Mitchell now at torney general INDICTMENT OF ADDITIQNALFILM STARS IS MixTirst fo Be Charged With Falsifying Tax Returns LOS ANGELES May 9 indictment of Tom Mix cowboy novie star on charges of falsifying ncome tax returns for a three year eriod during which his earnings apparently averaged nearly 5100000 annually spurrod federal investi gators onward here today in their ittempt to uncover other alleged tax dodging by notables of the screen Mix and three others were named n three indictments returned yes erday In Minneapolis where the actor and his famous horse Tony verc appearing in viurleille Mix declared that he had not intention ally defrauded the government and that he had left his income tax af Tairs in the hands of aTi expert Thru With Movies Announcement has been made hat Mix was thru with the movies which during 1927 brot him n sal ary of a week in addition to royalties Representatives of the actor announced that they wouk post a bond of in his behalf at once The indictments charge that Mix conspired to withhold due as income tax during 1925 1926 and 1927 During these years the actors gross income was given in the indictment as for 1925 for 1926 and for 1927 The govern ment did not allege that the gross ncome had been misrepresented but charged that the deductions of 513927232 and 30245 for the three respective years were excessive Indicted with Mix were Miss J Marjorie Berger Hollywood income tax advisor xvho faced a previous indictment in connection with in come tax reports of other film stars John D Hill former pub licity agent for Mix and Eugene J Forde the actors brothermlaw Undo Sam Heavy Loser It was alleged that Mix Miss Ber ger Forde and Hill conspired to charge off sums as disbursements with the understanding that Mix later would be repaid Assistant United States Attorney Ames Peterson who gathered the information upon which the indict ments were based declared that the government had lost nearly 510 000000 due as income tax in the Hollywood area In recent years be cause of alleged fraudulent returns I He Indicated that indictments against other film stars would follow RELATIVE WILL ASSUMES BLAME FORMICHAELSON Government Calls Kin Is Fall Guy in Liquor Case 4f KEY WEST Fla May 9 m Graiuin Chicago coa denier characterized by his prosecution as the fall guy in the prohibition trial of Con gressman M Alfred Mlchuclsou of was arrcscd today on u federal warrant charging vio lation of the tariff act in con nection with tho seizure of six trunks at Jacksonville Gramm Is a brothcrlnlaw of Michaelson xvho was acquitted last night Fla May 9 M Alfred Michael n of Illinois was free today of harges that he brot liquor Into this ountry from Cuba but his brother nlaw who admitted ownership ot he trunks containing the contra and faced trial on the same harges Michaelson was acquitted early iis morning by a federal jury on wo counts of an indictment charg ng importaation of liquor and itn ransportation from Key West to acksonville W O Hughes acting federal district attorney announced fetuitt y after Michaelsons that he will bring the samo charges against Walter Gramm Chicago coal dealer and Michaelsona broth erinlaw who from the wines a stand yesterday claimed the trunks which leaked liquor la a station in Jacksonville and brot the indict ment of Mihcaelson Werent Inspected The trunks came thru the cus oms at Key West without inspec ion thru courtesy of the port ranted the congressman Prosecution attorneys repeatedly lavo termed Gramm the fall giiy n the case and while he himself tood on his constitutional rights vhcn asked at Michaelsons trial re jarding the possession of the liquor illeged to have been contained in he trunks government attorneys eclare that since he has assumed he responsibility he will bo proao utcd accordingly When told of the verdict in his ase early today Congressman Mi haelson expressed great happiness TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 5 YOUNGS PLAN IS CENSURED British Chancellor Claims Present Proposal Would Be Refused LONDON May 9 Churchill chancellor of the ex chequer told the house of commons this afternoon that the kind of pro posals foreshadowed on German re parations in the London Press yes terday would be inacceptablo to tho Baldwin cabinet Under no circum stances would the government en tertain such proposals Mr Churchill declared TURN TO PAGE 3 COLUMN 5 Congregationalists Elect New Moderator DUBUQUE May 9 Iowa Congregationalists in annual ses Kion hnre elected John F Hall j mayor of Cedar Rapids moderator AUNT HET By Robert Quillen We aint never failed to give somethin for missions since we tried not doin it seven years ago an Pa had boils all summer ;