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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION 1 VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSUtTIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON PTTV THWA TTffiAV MAvie S JMAfaUJN U1IY 1UWA FRIDAY MAY 16 1930 UNTTED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKVICB NO 188 s Planet May Be Myth Several Scientists Question Latest Discovery 1 I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 16 CPA Prof James Rob ertson of the U S naval observa tory has been su spiciousfrom the first of tho new transNep tunian so called The initial edge having somewhat worn off from their enthusiasm over the discovery of whatever it astronomical ob servers are be r5 ginning to re I i 4 FORT TO OPPOSE MORROW Cannon Trial for Stock Market Speculations GIVES GAVEL f C a TV i 1 5 r member how insistent the profes sor has been all along that before he would accept the thing as a sure enough planet its sponsors had to show him The planetary folk are beginning to worry now to have mistaken an asteroid or a comet for an adult sized wellregulated world fit for recognition as an additional mem ber in good standing of the solar system to which Earth belongs if such an error has been will be bad for some scientific reputa tions On the other hand Professor Rob ertson has a right to smile asci entific smile he does not say yet that the Flagstaff discovery is not a planet but he did advise caution in aclaiming it as one and with every fresh page of figures that be piles up the more skeptical he be comes A STRONOMERS are rather funny One thinks of them that is the layman is apt to as sittingin Turn In Page 4 Column CHINESE WAR AT CRUCIAL STAGE flanking Government Plan ning Bomb Attack on Enemy City PEKING China May is great battle which has been raging between the forces of the Hanking government and the northern alli ance today was passing into Us major phase The troops have been in contact for some hours Clashes between ad vance bodies have resulted in severe casualties The Nanking government today announced its intention of bombing Chgnchow by nir Chgnchows foreign interests have been warned to depart Mrs E A Rankin Is Regent of Hamptons D A R for New Year HAMPTON May a meet ing of the Candlestick chapter E A R at the C L Jernigan home the following were elected to serve us officers the coming year Regent Mrs A E Rankin corresponding secretary Mrs J S Rule recording secretary Mrs H O Potter treas urer Mrs Gerald Leming librarian Mrs T W Purcell chaplain Mrs F E Ramey The office of vice regent will be named by the state board D A R owing to the death of Mrs A R Carter An interesting feature of the meet ingwas a talk by Mrs Cyrus Wolf who gave a report on her attend ance at the Continental congress D A R recently held in Wash ington AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Just because Sue is hate ful lo her husband is no sign she ctont love him She dont clean her rings or dust her furniture either but shes crazy about everlhing shes got ANOTHERBtSHOP DURING HEARING Churchman Scores Stand of N Y Senatorial Candidate BULLETIN DALLAS Texas May 3 6 Al James Gannon Jr of Washington todays president of the general conference of the Methodist Episcopal i church south surrendered the gavel to Bishop W J Beauchamp of Atlanta Ga because of cer tain matters before the confer ence DALLAS Texas May 16 parently unworried by a possible church trial for alleged stock mar ket speculations and still militant in support of the dry causeBishop James Cannon Jr frequent storm center of religious today was presiding officer of the quad rennial conference of the Methodist Episcopal church south Later in the day a meeting ot the episcopacy Committee of the church was to Be held Unofficial reports said the committee would announce a decision to bring the bishop to trial The same source of information declared that the com mittee announcement had been with held so that the accused leader would not be called upon to preside while under direct fire of his asso ciates j On the eve of hisexpiKsteditrlfJ Bishop Cannon last night took issue with Dwight W the lat ters proposal for repSal of the eighteenth amendment Mr Mor row declared himself in favor of re peal in connection with his an nouncement for the republican sen atorial nomination in New Jersey Mr Morrows statement is clev erly worded Bishop Cannon said but I cannot agree with any such plan for repeal of the eighteenth amendment Mr Morrow declaresthe saloon must not come back but if the manufacture and sale of intoxicants are legalized in any atate there must be breweries distilleries and places of distribution whether called saloonsor something else Continuing routine business under the chairmanship of the Washing ton bishop the conference today generally considered reports from standing committees AUXILIARIES IN HANCOCK MEET Six Towns Represented in Meeting at Britt Hear of Foreign Lands GARNER May Ameri can Legion auxiliary county meeting was held in Klemme Thursday There are six units in the county Britt Corwith Kanawha Crystal Lake Klemme and Garner A member from each unit gave a report on some foreign country One of the moat interesting reports was from Mrs J F Victoria Britt who was born in Czechoslovakia Mrs Victoria exhibited some jewels including a priceless garnet she brot from her native land She talked of the customs conventions and social life of the people and she gave a brief history of the life of her parents The Camp Fire Girls of Klemme sang and the school children took part in the program Those from here who attended were Mrs C E Barnes Mrs Glen Rich Mrs Chet Rice Mrs Carl Suckow Mrs Roy Strate Mrs Paul Quintus Mrs Hod I Lawhorn and Mrs Fern Katter List Nevada as Wet in Digest Poll NEW YORK May more states give an outright major ity for repeal ofthe eighteenth amendment ia the semifinal re turns of the Literary Digest na tionwide poll on prohibition ac cording to the returns in tomorrows issue of the magazine Louisiana and Nevada join Con necticut New Jersey and Dhode Is land with more than a 50 per cent sentiment for repeal plus a sub stantial vote for modification No states other than the five pre viously reported Arkansas Kan sas North Carolina Oklahoma and Tennessee register a majority vote for strict enforcement Nevada with a 57 per cent vote to annul the prohibltin laws gams ascendancy as the wettest in the unionin this straw referendum Kansas with nearly 58 per cent of its ballots for enforce ment continues to lead in the dry column 30 Per Of the total of 4562761 votes tabulated inthis ninth report on the poll 1386216 or 3038 per cent are forenforcement 1340441 or 2934 per cent vote for modification and 1836104 of 4024 per cent register forrepeal Twentyone states show a plural ity for enforcement while two more evidence pluralities for modifica Turn 2Column GOV W J KOHLER Jury7 Returns Negative Ans wer to Judges Set of Questions SHEBOYGAN Wis May 16 f of excessive campaign expenditures by a jurys special ver dict Gov Walter J Kohler today celebrated his vindication as he awaited the final verdict in his ous ter suit from Circuit Court Judge Gustave Gehrz A final decision on the charge that Kohler violated thestates cor rupt practices act by expending more than the legal fiOoO in his 1928campaign will be given within a few days Concluding a trial that lasted 23 days the jury last night returned negative answersito questions sub mltted to it The negative answers under special verdict rulingsindi cated the jury believedthe governor innocent of the chargesof entering a corrupt bargain with conserva tive republican organizations and with his company the Kohler corp oration to expend more than 000 in behalf of his candidacy The jurors took but one ballot ana were out aboutthree hours Judge Gehrz may accept the jurys an swers as a verdict or may rule againstthem and give a verdict of guilty It was expected he would entertain motions from the slate for a verdict favoring the prosecu tion and ruleupon them before ren dering his decision The questions were based largely upon state testimony introduced To show that Kohler utilizedresources of his plumbing and elec tric manufacturing firm and that company officers acted as his direct agents to expend huge sums in ms campaign Phil LaFollette and other progressive republican leaders charged that Kohler entertained thousands of voters at his model village Kohler Wis with Intent of influencing their votes Curfew Law Will Be Enforced in Cresco CRESCO May old curfew law for Cresco has been resurrected and beginning May 18 will agara be enforced This was made necessary by the request of several parents and citizens who need the aid of city officials in keeping children under 16 years of age off the streets after oclock p m Ft Dodge Chamber Adds Its Support to Chairman Legge FORT DODGE May 16 resolution of protest against the United States chamber of com merces attitude toward the federal farm board was being prepared by a committee fromthe Fort Dodge chamber today The local chamber voted last night to support the farm board and Chairman Alexander Legge and ap point committee to draw up re solutions A dozen or more other Iowa busi nessmens organizations have taken similar action WASHINGTON EYES N J FIGHT A political nensatlon been created In Waahinston with the announcement Thursday night that Dwlght Morrow upper left New Jersey senatorial candidate trould ran on a wet platform and the Htatement a few hours later that Representative Franlclin W Fort upper rlRht would oppoao himfor the republican nomination as a dry Fort wan Hoover floor manager at the Kansas City convention and now Ig regarded as spokesman for the president Former Sen ator Joseph S Frellnghuysen lower lett also in the race against Morrow is a wet also and the prooablo democratic nomineeAlex ander Simpson lower right in described as a wringing wet GERM ANY MOVES TO CURB LIQUOR Sale of Intoxicants Must Stop at 1 A M Says Reichstag BERLIN May 16 step toward temperance taken by the German reichstag placinga few mild restrictions on the saleof hard liquor will gointo effect July 1 The new saloons act rings the curfew for the sale of liquor at 1 a m and forbids sale of Intoxi cants on pay days and election days but enforcement thereof isleft to the discretion of local authorities One definite provision is that al cohol is barred from juvenile sports meets and similar gatherings Debate prior to the adoption of the bill was furious Wets and dry B bombarded each other with statis tics lauding or condemning Amer icas example each according to his lights Rabert Hampe nationalist deputy vehemently denied that alcoholism was a German national vice There would naturally be exceptions he said but less beer wasdrunk now thanbefore the war the consump tion of spirits was going down all the time Whereas the sale of non alcoholic drinks was steadily in creasing He held that moderation in liquor consumption was a matter of education rather than of compul sion Wife of Pocahontas School Man Commits Suicide on Coast LOS ANGELES Cal May 18 im Ethel Draper 33 wife of the superintendent of schools at Poca hontas Iowa committed suicide to day by taking gas at the home of her mother Mrs May Garland at Van Nuys She left a note in which she said she was despondent over 111 health She had tried to kill herself twice before it was reported Her husband and a daughter Vir ginia survive Mr Draper has signed a contract to head the Jef ferson Iowa schools next year VINJE FUNERAL INNORTHWOOD Worth County Fanner Is Victim of Attack of Heart Disease NORTHWOOD May al services wil be held today at Shell Rock church near Northwood for Olal Viuje 55 farmer residing in Brookfleld township near JSorth wopd who died suddenly at his home from heart disease The Rcir JW Ylvisaker pastor of the Shell Rock will tie in charge of the services Mr VJuJe was born near the town of Vinje in Winnebago county qoming to Worth county with his parents at an early age He has been a resident of Brookfield town ship for many years owning a good farm and comfortable home For the past three years he has been af flicted with a heart weakness which has prevented his active par ticipation in farm duties He con tinued to Hve on the farm renting the land to neighbors The pnst winter he was ill much of the time and was confined to his bed mcst of the week preceding his death He is survived by his wife ny and four children Lloyd dred Valborg and Ilamae Mil PEACE EFFORTS ARE BEGUN IN INDIA TROUBLE British May Hold Confer ence With Mahatma Gandhi DOMBAY India May 16 dian peace prospects brightened today when announcement was made in liberal quarters of an early expected government move for ne gotiations with Mahatma Gandhi civil disobedience prisoner A gov ernment meeting at Bombay and a secret session of the AliIndia congress held simultaneously pre saged decisive action in some direc tion it was declared before the weekend While these reports were going abroad Mme Sarojini Niadu suc cessor of the Mahatma and Abbas Tyabjt was arrested early today for attempting a salt raid at Dhar saana and shortly afterward set at liberty Mme Naidu and her band of volunteers had sat in the road outside of the village since yester day afternoon when halted by po lice Violent rioting occurred late yes terday at Mepsingh Senegal in which about 90 persons were in jured The occurred over de livery of liquor and herbs used to make liquor frqm the governmen depot to retail shops Carts witr armed guards were obstructed b civil disobedience volunteers Th tent Raids on the Dharsaana salt pans by small parties today continued to be attempted but without success Three small parties each numbering 50 volunteers were halted at the fringe of the area covered by the magistrates ban on assemble High School Pupils at Greene Place in Contest at Waterloo GREENE May high school placed the most entrants in class M for the state academic con test at Waterloo 18 schools were entered Seven of the local en trants qualified and two of those placed in two events These were Armin E Graber and Eleanor Pooley The others were Dorothy Simons Caroll Hanson Leone Kes ter Ivan Belthiua Maxine Merrick They were accompanied by Miss Maud Martens Miss Georgia Victor and Mr Johnson Algona Grade Meet ALGONA May grade schooltrack meet will be held Fri day af tern on at Athletic park Sev en grades will be represented and ribbons will be given in 15 events Reservations to Naval Pact Are in Sight WASHINGTON May 16 A novement to attach reservations to the London naval treaty began to ake form today as two senate com mittees again heard a variety of pinions from high officers of the lavy It appeared likely that the reser ations would deal 1n part with the lexible clause tinder which the United States Great Britain and apan would be permitted to exceed he limitations of the treaty in case ny outside power began a threat ning building program Favorable Report Expected Altho some members of the for Ign relations committee which hag ormal custody of the pact have hown hostility the majority eemed willing to vote for a favor ble report to the senate Repeating the objections he voiced yesterday before the foreign rela lons committee Rear Admiral Wary P Jones told the naval com Tilttee that the cruiser provisions n particular were out of line with American interests on the seas Meantime the foreign relations committee was listening to a tech nical paper presenting an analysis of naval policy by the navy general joard It was read by Rear Admiral Mark L Bristol the boards chair man who rattled off the involved phrases of the document so rapidly that committee members could not understand and Chairman Borah asked him to slow down The statement reviewed the his tory the board since its creation It recited the boards program after 1 9 22 ton t c on f erenee of 1 1 called new 1 10000 se rSij and repdmifcendatior of 1928wUchvftlskeaTrfofrefbl Newspaper Editors Wife Hurt as Dress Catches in Flywheel WALKER May 16 H Wilcox wife of the editor ot the Walker News is in a critical con dition at the hospital at Indepen dence the result of injuries received late yesterday when her dress caught in the fly wheel of the en gine operating the newspaper prese She was dashed against the yoor several times before Mr Wilcox who was operating the press could free her Mrs Wilcox suffered a number of cuts among them three large scalp wounds She also was bruised but no bones were broken Internal injuries however are feared Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Ca May senate has started shooting at the London treKty They askeii a delegate Why did Japan gel so much higher rating at don than they did at Wash ington Well Japan demanded i t and wouldnt sign anything else WILL HOGEnS Well why did we take small er cruisers when we wanted larger ones for our needs We had to take them to gel a treaty So it looks like our boys went after a treaiy and Japans gang went after ships Well they both got em So now in case of trouble which the dip lomats say is unbelievable why for every ship they Bend out to attack us we ahoot em down with a treaty Yours WILL ROOFRS cruisers and no small ships Jones Wants Board Program It is this program of the general uoard which Admiral Jones still favors as against the treaty pro vision cutting down the number of 8inch gim cruisers and substituting iinchers The statement recalled also that the general board had recommend ed a 553 ratio for all categories of ships This ratio is not applied f the treaty to all types Bristol said the board reached its conclusions after exhaustive study 2 MORE HELD IN DES MOINES CASE East Omaha Men Questioned in Attack and Slaying of Evelyn Lee DES MOINES May 16 ifVith four men held as suspects in the killing of Evelyn Lee 9 year old school girl who was found dead last Saturday police today directed their efforts to find sufficient evi dence against one or more of them to justify the issuance of a war rant charging the killing of the girl Considered by police as the most likely suspects Carl McCune and Elmer Gibson issued statements last night to Sheriff Park FindJey that conflicted somewhat from earlier alibis given the sheriff con cerning their activities over the weekend The police admit how ever that the weak point in their case is the failure of witnesses to identify either of the suspects as the man who drove up to Evelyn and invited her for the ride that ended in her death and criminal as sault Two men are held at Griswold for investigation in connection with the case Giving their names as Roy W Ross and Frank Murphy of East Omaha they were arrested by Griswold authorities who were advised to question them thoroly before release Apparently not satisfied with their present personnel of suspects the police have ordered another general roundup of questionable characters and the drive continued today for the arrest of any likely I persons who might has knowledge i of the crime foniier senator ikad chief ppponeht vpif ambassador declined to commentiii advance of his formal reply tonight which will be broadcast MORROW A WET NEWARK N T May Ifi wlght W Morrow ambassador to Mexico who is seeking the re publican nomination for the United States senate favors repeal of tlie eighteenth amendment and a re turn to state control of liquor traf fic In a speech lasl night in Krue gers auditorium he described con ditions after 10 years of federal prohibition as deplorable It is not fair to assume he said that all resentment against national prohibition is due to a de sire for unlimited license to be in temperate There is no community In the United States that desires that The resentment is due to the feeling that an unreasonable con trol is being imposed Brings No States or subdivisions of states whose sympathy is not with the law feel themselves relieved of re Tiinn lo 2 Cohinm SKt Wea Minnesotans Vtalt 1ope VATICAN CITY May IB The Pope today received in private nudienco 40 pilgrims of the recent International Eucharistic congress irom Minneapolis Minn The pn I grims were presented by the Kev James O Reardon rector ot it Mary3 Minneapolis IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Fridny night and Saturday Somewhat rcoier Fri day night and prnhnhly frosts mostly light LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum In Niuht At 8 H m Friday For the first time in ten days the GlobeGazette rain gauge Fri day morning failed to show any precipitation in previous 24 hour period There were limes dur ing the cloudy day when the air seemed to hear a bit of mist But the weather man is willing to give the weather nny benefit from a doubt rind the day is being listed us rainless But the minimum tem perature of 43 must stand against 55 43 48 AMBASSADOR IS SEEKING SENATE SEAT AS WET AntiSaloon League An nounces Opposition to Diplomat NEWARK N J May 16 UP Representative Franklin W Fort former secretary of the re publican national committee an nounced today he would enter the race for the republican nomination for U S senator from New Jersey against Ambassador Dwighl W Morrow and former Senator Joseph S Frelinghuysen on a platform of support of the eighteenth amend ment Both Mr Morrow and Fre linghuysen have advocated repeal of the prohibition laws Morrow who declared for repeal of the eighteenth amendment last night in opening his campaign was commended today by the AntiSa loon league for taking a definite stand but was told that his candi dacy absolutely will not be sup ported by the league The Rev James K Shields au erintendent of the New Jersey AntiSaloon league said I think ilr Morrow went the limit He left he people in no doubt at all on his stand a commendable thing It eaves the people clear on hia atti tude toward prohibition No Support Tor Morrow The AntiSaloon league abso lutely will not support his candi dacy He stands against everything the league has been fighting for for years I think there will be quite a re action to his platform It arouse drys thruoutHhe FreUe ;