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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE EDITION Why Is a Probe Some Solons Idea Starts Investi gation By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May h e United States senate has done a lot of in vestigating in re cent years Some fol think it has don too much However the are the ones wh have been inves tigated No won der they did no like it Fall Doheny Sinclair Daugh erty and Torr M i 1 I e course they con sidered the oil the justice depart mcnt and the alien property investi gations perfectly outragous Later the public utilities inquiry upon which the senate started the federa trade tha made no hit with the power people Can Cladius Huston reasonably b expected to wax enthusiastic ove Senator Caraways lobby probe Nevertheless none of the senates investigations has fizzled Every one of them has brot to light any quantity of interesting facts of one sort or another which plenty of highly influential person ages would infinitely have preferred not to have uncovered 1 A LL senate investigations origi nate and then proceed in one anc the same fashion To begin with some senator gets an inkling of something that he be lieves would be politically profitable Turn to Page 5 Column EXPECTROBERTS TO BE CONFIRMED of Opposition From Dry Forces Believed Dissipated WASHINGTON May 12 Unhampered by any show of formal opposition the nomination of Owen J Roberts as an associate justice of the supreme court today came up for discussion and action by the senate judiciary committee Following the procedure usual to such cases Chairmtfn Norris planned to appoint a subcommittee to examine the nominees qualifica lions makings report to the senate before nest week unlikely Altho there had been a threat of opposition from the drys because of an address delivered by Roberts in 1923 in whtch he was quoted as denouncing the eighteenth amend ment this was believed to have been removed and many at the cap itol predicted that1 the nomination would be confirmed Others however recalling the slowly growing contests against the confirmation of Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and of Judge John J Parker whose nom ination to the supreme court was rejected last week hesitated to fore cast the outcome The threatened dry opposition was believed to have been dissipated largely by a statement from F Scott Bride general superintend ent of the AntiSaloon league in which he said that Roberts should be confirmed If he meets the test of of character legal quali fications intellectual honesty and capacity to deal with legal questions from a strictly judicial viewpoint without bias created by personal predilection FIND Stimson PACT PROVIDES ACTUAL PARITY DELEGATE SAYS Secretary Outlines Pur pose of Each Part of Document TirASHINGTON May 12 senate foreign relations com mittee heard and accepted today a challenge by Secretary Stimson for a strict comparison of the British and American navies under the London naval treaty Concluding an hours explanation of the pact the secretary of state hammered the committee table as hfe declared the treaty achieved BritishAmerican parity in fact as well as in name With Stimsons cross examina tion reserved until tomorrow the committee adjourned its public hearing and then at a closed session decided to call all of the high rank ing naval officers who constitute the navy general board BroadeningHearing Program This indicated a broadening of the hearing program The general board members as well as the ad mirals who advised the American delegation ia London will be asked not only whether the treaty insures BritishAmerican equality but what the new arrangement with Japan will mean in technical terms Taking up the treaty section by section the secretary outlined the purpose of each while senators fol lowed the individual copies before them Part five the secretary said con taining the agreement to confer again in 1935 was one of the most mportant because it has become evident to us that disarmament cannot be accomplished by a single act j As we found momentum from the treaty of 1922 so we hope to jain momentum from the treaty of 030 and proceed farther he said Adjournment Temporary In reference to the inability of Great Britain France and Italy to Turn to Pace 2 Column COURTHOUSE AFTER BEING FIRED BY MOB 12 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SE NO 184 GIRLS Senate Committee MORON VICTIM WAS ATTACKED AUNT NET By Robert Quilien I didnt know Mary Anne had been up to anything un til I heard her fussin about the Jiarrowmindjed folks in this town Momentum of Drive Sends It to Momentum acquired in the two day campaign for funds to send the Mohawk band to Flint Mich for a national contest May 22 23 and 24 resulted in the addition of some 530 to the total now in excess of 54000 These new donors include the following Damons Inc 5 3500 Freeman Ladies Aid Lora Glanvillo Mrs Clyde Stilwell 100 Vcrnon Stilwcil 100 Orand Total Hope was diminishing Monday for obtaining the same oneway fare on the roads into Chicago that is being accorded by Ihe eastern roads from Chicago lo Flint Two roads have definitely declined lo i grant it and a third iias not yet clia j patched its decision Failing to get the reduced rats it will be necessary according to Principal James Rae to add somt whatto the fund ag much possibly as four or five hundred dollars Contributions are still being re ceived The band in ils successes of the year is probably under greater ob ligation to the band mothers club j than to any other single agency By Pictures rushed by plane and telephone to Central Prras show nlfflit sccnrs at Imrning of courthouse at Sherman Tcxus after beingfired by mob in search of George Hughes confessed attacker of a wWlo firCme11 SMinS tlamCS Uh nt rft ln shows MILITARY COURT BEGINS PROBE Colonel Promises to Get to Bottom of Sherman Riot SHERMAN Tex May military court was called here to day to inquire into action of amob which Friday night fired the court house killed a Negro who had at tacked a white woman and then destroyed threa blocks of property in the Negro station Col Lawrence 12 McGee com manding officer L national guards men who took charge of the city Saturday night under Goy Dan Moodys martin1 law proclamation said he would leave nothing undone to get at the bottom of he oc currences Sixteen men were held awaiting aclion of this court Fourteen of the prisoners also were charged by fed eral officers wilh violation of the prohibition laws Other arrests were expecled to follow A coroner officially declared George Hughes the mobs vicitim to have been suffocated in a record vault in the courthouse His body nevertheless was dragged thru the streets and then burned at a promi nent corner in the Negro district Sherman today was beginning to resume its normal activities Guardsmen however still were stationed at the corners of the courthouse square with machine guns and were patrolling the strecls of the town A heavy guard also Gandhis Next in Command Is Arrested BULLETIN BOMBAY India May J2 first raid on a salt depot by Muhatmu Jmdhifs fol lowers occurred today at Shl rotla Police swooped clown on tun Hindu raiders caught them in Iho art iind hrrrstrrt ahout ona hundred BOMBAY India May 12 forehead besmudged with saf fron rallying color of Indias figin forindependence Abbas Tyabji 80 successor Lo Mahatma Gandhi as head of the civil disobedibnce move ment was arrested nt Navsari at daybreak today Taken with him were 30 or more volunteers who were following nim to Dliarsaana where lie liad given notice that on Thursday he would raid the government operated salt depots Three hundred armed police accompanied by seven motorbuses made the arrests Prays for Strength The march to Dharnaana began o rummage sales apron sales apun sorship of concerts and other means the mothers have poureJ between six and seven hundred dol lars into the fund for the bands ii i A ni traveling expenses Lnglisn Aviator rlans youre giving credit to those who have helped the band Mr Rae suggested dont forget these loyal band mothers IOWA SHOOTING Quarrel Leads to Gun Fight After Alleged Threats by Victim KEOKUK May 12 Carr 28 was killed Sunday night by Charles Harness during a quar rel Harness today was held in Lee county jail awaiting the outcome of a coroners inquest into the shoot ing He told authorities be shot Carr to protect Mrs Harness Conflicting stories of the shoot ingwere told officers said They learned thm Carr and Mrs Parker Sheets camc lo the Harness home Sunday evening both in un intoxi cated condition Carr and Harness started to quarrel ami Harness claimed that Carr threatened him When Carr also threatened his wife Harness said lie shot him but missed Richard OShca told officers he sought to prevent Carr from strik ing Harness but thai the latler shot again aci struck Carr in the chcst Carr ran out of the house He fell at an oil station and died on the operating table i Harness held without bond ad mitted the shooting FORMER LOCAL RESIDENT HURT IN PLANE CRASH in Favor ot OFFICERS STATE riff VetO Des Moines Child Had rMTV AToif T tn of A E Briggs i Is Not Believed to Be Critical A LBERT E BRIGGS 23 years of ago son of Mr and Mrs A A Briggs 16 Fourteenth place norlh wesl was injured Sunday uflernoon when the plane he was piloting rashcd 200 feet at Grecr airport Elmhurst near Chicago According Lo word received here Sunday night by his parents he is not in a critical condition A large crowd of spectators saw the airplane fall Mr Briggs was taken from the wreckage of the plane and rushed to Elmhurst hos pital He was unconscious after the crash and suffered a gash under his chin According to latest reports he is now in a dazed condition Was Small Plane The plane which he wag flying was of the parasol type and parts of it he had modeled himself This machine was a miniature single seater equipped with a motorcycle engine Field officials declared that the plane appeared to be in good CIOUX CITY May his attack upon the Hawley Snioot tariff act Gov John Ham mill campaigning for the republi can senatorial nomination today i declared the measure merited ex ccutive veto because of its unfair I ness to the middlewest j The governor said that his op i poncnt Congressman Dickinson must be cooling off in his ardor for the measure since he has plain ly attempted to avoid the tariff is sue during the last two weeks I have Insisted said the sjov ernor that a fair agricultural tariff shall be one of the major is sues in the Iowa senatorial pri mary May ISo Disappointed President Hoover regarded tar iff equity for the middlewest of such great importance as a part of his farm relief program that called a special session of congress to deal with the question The pres ident nlust have been disappointed with the result of that special ses sion and no doubt he is disap pointed with the bill now emerging from congress I believe he is dis appointed because the interests which are antagonistic to agricul ture have actually pirated tho bill intended for the relief of the farm the field the motor was heard to sputter aa choked When the plane had soared a mile and a half south oi the airport i went into a spin the nose of the ma chine digging downward into the ground Attaches at the field imme diately rushed toward the wreckage and removed Mr Briggs Not Hurt Internally Aftci1 a physical examination physicians stated that they did not believe he was injured internally Mr Briggs left Mason City about a year ago and had been taking an aviation course at Chicago He hud about 40 hours solo flying on a HO lour course As he has been work ng in Chicago he has not been able 0 devote all his time to his avia ioti course In addition to studying yinff he had also spent some time n airplane construction A A Briggs is an employe of the Northwestern States Portland Ce ment company While in Chicago Albert Briggs has been living ut 1913 South Michigan avenue The bill deserves executive ve to and I would not be surprised to see the farmers and their trim friends requesting a veto as soon as final action has been taken in tho senate I for one expect to ask the president to disapprove it for it is nothing more than a pretense of farm relief tariff revision The bill carries upward revision on agricultural products which ag ricultural economists estimate will add only 10000000 a year to tho income of a small group of IOWH Tanners providingit can be effective on their products Wilt Cost 40 Million It will cost the Iowa farmers as a whole more than 540000000 a year in higher prices they must pay for commodities they purchase It will cost the people of the United States 51000000000 a year Been Missing Since Saturday MOINES May 12 body of EvelynLce who had been missing since Saturday after noon vas found this afternoon The girl had been assaulted and slain officers said W M Wenell found the body in a clump of bushes while picking flowers with his son Harold 4 The girl apparently had been choked to death Sheriff Park A Findley immedi ately took bloodhounds lo the spot Automobile tracks were found in the vicinity Two nieces of Chief of Police Henry Alber had reported this morning that they had seen n girl answering Evelyns description late Saturday struggling in an automo bile containing two men The body was found in the south part of Des Moiues near the Youugstown bridge Discovery of the body ended a statewide search for the child in which city and county officers had joined with state agents and troops from Fort Des Moiues Mude No Itcply Evelyn had left the home of Mrs O K shortly after 5 Sat urday and was seen by another girl at about oclock when somp men seemingly were trying to entice Turn li 2 Column Clarion High School Seniors Entertained CLARION May juniors if the Clarion high school welcomed he seniors faculty and board of education at the I O O F hall vhcre they honored them with the innual juniorsenior banquet A May basket Motif was carried nit in the program and Those on the program were Mel ene Draheim Jesse Smith Mel Roy Beruice Bradley Doris Simpson Mrs George Kyseth and George D Eaton The music was y the Junior orchestra directed by Miss Christie Kruel was maintained about the jail where I f harifnn Wifa the 16 men arrested after the riots were held Hus band to Death Saw Strange Face iTON May CHARITON JT LJCVUU lilULUd M The donation from the Freeman Ladies Aid society listed above Is the first of its kind from out of the city proper We want you to know said the representative of the club who called the GlobeGazette hat were interested in the success of the Mohawk btind Were glaJ lo add our bit Wnrlrl Ciirrllino Fliaril ista lnst WOlId Vjliaimg mgnt insanity hi fc case of Mrs C Alien verdict of LONDON May 12 C D Barnard pilot of the plane In which the Duchess of Bedford re cently flew to Capetown and return and previous to that to India Js planning an attempt to fly around the world in 30 days He declined to divulge details of his plan but said that preparations would take a In time There was no confirmation or reports that the 67 year old duchess would accompany him Frank Phillips r2 who shot and killed her husband a barber aged 81 when she awoke Sunday morn ing andsaw a strange fnce in the bedroom The Lucas county officials Dr M C Mackin superintendentof the Mt Pleasant State hospital and Dr E E Bnmford Centervllle con ducted the investigation Their de cision reached after investigators Turn In Itica Column Stale Egg Charges Against Proprietor Dismissed in Court Charges of having stale eggs in his possession and offering them Tor salo against Luke B Miller proprietor and owner of the Sterling stores were dismissed by Justice of thc Peace M C Coughlon Monday morning The charges were withdrawn by Guy Thomas Clear Lake state food inspector The hearing had been set for 10 oclock Tnfurniition was filed Tuesday afternoon by Inspector Thomas Mr Miller hnd been released on his own bond fivc Alav Koto ALGONA May local high school girls entertained their mothers at a May fete under the di rection of Miss HJellc physical di rector Will Rogers BEVKRLY HILLS May As this is written its ncaring the end of Mothers day She hat ruled the roost today but we will put her back to work again to morrow and keep her in her place till this time next year Today she hns breakfast in oed accompanied ny roses But to morrow we will roll her cut early It was a ILL KlHiRRS beautiful thot these florists had that proposed this lay I pro pose a Fathers clay No flowers no fuss just let him use the car himself and go where he wants to But we will never live to see such a contented day This is hospital day our greatest and most humane institutions The minute you lay this paper down send flowers or a donation to some hospital That will please mothers as much as yesterday Yours WILL ROGERS OFFICERSHAVE BATTLE ROYAL Floyd Sheriff Exchanges Blows With Anamosas Mayor CHARLES CITY May 12 Sheriff P A Saddler and L A Fisher returned Sunday from Ana mosa with a thrilling tale of a battle i with Mayor Joseph Fegan Ana mosa and his son John Fegan 40 who resisted tin local officers when they sought o place the latter un der arrest for nonpayment of ali mony due his wife On Jan 27 1030 Mrs Fegan ob tained a divorce from her husband in the district court here and judg ment was entered for 583731 for alimony It was ordered thai unless this sum was paid within 10 days Mr Fegan was to remain in jiiil until it was paid A week ago a warrant for John Fegans arrest was sent to the sher iff of Jones county but the defend ant was not delivered to the authori ties here so Saturday Sheriff Sad dler accompanied by Mr Fisher went to Anamoaa where they found John Fegan in a produce plant be longing to his father Mayor Fegan The sheriffs report is that when he tolrl Fegan that he was under ar rest he made no move to come with him Kti he started to escort him when father appeared on the scene tfilh a club which he applied to Sheriff Saddler When Mr Fisher took the club away from him an other son arrived with a similar weapon anil a real battle ensued between the five moo Mr Fisher received a black cyo and cuts on his hands but the local officers finally succeeded in leaving with their prisoner Before they left Anamosa warrants were sworn out against the mayor of Anamosa for assaulting Mr Fisher anl against John Fegan for resisting nn officer The sheriff and his assist ant expect to to Anamosa some Lime this week to prosecute the case John Fegan in locked in the countv jail here her into their automobile L J Slayer who was working In the vicinity of the Young home re ported to Police Chief Alber that he recognized Evelyn as she waa going home Beside her at the curb was an automobile moved slowly along as she walked Slayer said he heard the driver telling the Lee girl that he would take her home but that he had heard Evelyn make no reply Seen in Indiniiolu A story thai she had been seen goingthru Tndianola with two strangers who were holding her wits discounted thru lack of positive identification Evelyn was described as weighing 02 pounds of medium brown hair cut in a Dutch bob dark com plexioned and wearinga red dress with red and green lumber Turn n Column Rowan Teacher Accepts Position in Britt To Supervise School Music ROWAN May Miss lone Lease who has been director of music in the local school for several years 1ms accepted a snmcwhnt similar position in the Britt school for next year She will have chnrge of the school orchfHlni and part of the vocal work IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to unsettled Monday night and Tuesday prolialily sliowors Monday in troiur mirlhPiiM portion not much change in tiiiijionitiirc LOCAL STATISTICS llobcGnzettB weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Nijjlit n At 8 A M Monday 51 True n of ruin Figures for like period ending at K oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday Minimum in NVpht in lluinfiill 7o of all Imlt Its Mny rather Uuin April that will go down in weather history for its showers Ten days out of the first 12 of thn month have brol precipitation in varying totaling almost three inches ;