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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 19, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDIT XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER ABSOC1ATED PRESS HHASED YURI SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 10 1930 tINITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 190 Ouer Pilfering Senators Miss Little F roin Their Files By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May U S senators really are as spied up on by secret ser vice agents as they think they are Moscow it self can hardly tc mucn worse as a hotbed of es pionage than the capitol and the neighboring big building where the members of ths upper house have their of fices here tn Washington Indeed maybo Moscow is not so bad in some re jpects The Russian cheka has a reputa tion for neatness From all accounts the folk it has under observation never know they are being watched until it comes time for the sleuths to pounce on them Here the investi gators of a suspected senators cor respondence files do not even bother to put his letters back where they belong after examining them MOREOVER there is only one cheka The person who is snooped on in Russia if he Discovers it at all knows positively who is the snooper must have cheka operative In Washington it is liable to have been any one of several different varieties Illustratively My best guess Senator Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee told me just after his office had been pawed over in the course of the fight he was waging Tuni to Page 2 Column POLICE ARREST BOMB PLANTER Trap Chicagoan in Act of Blowing Up Restaurant CHICAGO May 19 UP In Frank R Phillips police believo they have found the answerto sev eral of the citys recent bomb out rage i They trapped Phillips early yester day in the act of bombing a res taurant at 507 North Clark street Acting on a tip the officers lay in wait The man placed the bomb in the restaurant doorway and ig nited the fuse by pressing the end of his cigar against it Police rushed in firingin the air One them trampled the sputter ing fuse The others captured Phil lips The prisoner police said today has confessed two other bombings of recent weeks For one of these bombings he said he received for the other 5150 He was hired he told officers by the same man in each instance Phillips said he learned bomb making during the war Later te served a sentence in an Ohio peni tentiary The states attorney officers said Phillips worked alone making his own bombs soliciting business placing the pineapples himself The bomb which had been ignited when police arrested him yesterday was made of dynamite and was in tended to blow up Gus Framgos restaurant Adjoining is the C and O cafe a cabaret in which were 50 people at the time the bomb was planted Had It exploded police said many people might have been killed or injured so powerful was the bomb 3000 HOMELESS IN FLOODS i Select in Decorah s Murder Trial AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Men follis like to think their mothers was angelic but Saclys uoya is poin to have a lot to forget MQELLER TRIAL IS STARTED IN DISTRICT COURT Jurors Selected for For mer Clerk at Clear Lake x CW Moeller former city clerk at Clear Lake went on trial in the district court Monday after noon charged with the false utter ing of a city warrant As the case was called by Judge M F Edwards John Senneff lead ing attorney for the defendant an nounced that Moeller pleaded not guilty Associated with Mr Sen neff in the case wag Henry Curvo of Clear Lake County Attorney Roe Thompson Charles Barlow as sistant county attorney and L B Stillman Clear Lake represented the prosecution The early part of the afternoon was taken up with the examination of jurors following which the state planned to produce witnesses to show that the defendant had changed the date name and amount on a Clear Lake city war rant The allegation of the state is that Moeller took a warrant exe cuted by the city of Clear Lake on March 28 1929 to Aleck Thompsin for changed the nameto the Mason City Battery and Electric company and the amount to S70 CHICAGOAN SHOOTS HIMSELF IN NECK WITHOUT ANY GUN CHICAGO May 19 Tuttle shot himself in the neck last a gun There is no catch to this He did t while in his room at the Metropole hotel He will recover He tells about it I held a pistol cartridge in a spoon over a gas jet I wanted to see if the heat would explode it It did PENNSYLVANIA CAMPAIGN ENDS Most of Candidates Wind Up Speaking En gagements PHILADELPHIA May 19 Finai appeals to the electorate and last minute claims of victory marked the closing day of one of the most confusing republican pri mary campaigns in the history of Pennsylvania With the exception of Secretary of Labor James J Davia candidate for United States senatorial nomin ation on the ticket backed by the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh repub lican organizations and Gifford Pinchot independent aspirant for the gubernatorial nomination all the principal candidates wound up their arduous campaign labors Sat urday and are awaiting the verdict of voters at the polls tomorrow Both Pinchot and Davis had speaking engagements today Francis Shunk Brown guberna torial running mate of Secretary Davis spent Sunday at his farm in Maryland He decided to go to his Philadelphia office today Senator Joseph R Grundy seeking the nomination to succeed himself is at his home in Bristol Francis H Bohlen and Thomas W Phillips Jr candidates respec tively for senator and governor on a wet platform concluded their canvass Saturday and predicted vic tory for the wet ticket The contest has been one of the keenest in years All of the prin cipal candidates have toured the state The most ambitious program was carried out by the DavisBrown ticket its members having visited nearly every county in the state and covered more than 2500 miles Man Accused of Poisoning His Daughter Walter Casten Wife Jointly Indicted for Murder DECORAH May 19 of a jury to try Walter Casten on a charge of poisoning his daugh ter Romelda 14 was begun in Win neshiek county court this morning Mrs Casten indicted jointly with her husband will be tried separate ly Judge H E Taylor of Waukon having granted a defense motion to that effect Three jurors had been examined when court adjourned at noon but one of the trio Lester Lowery was excused when he said he had ex pressed an opinion on the case The panel included 38 talesmen 40 oth ers having been excused to continue their farm work Attorneys saw a possibility that work of choosing the jurors migat require some time Romelda Casten was found dead by her parents last Nov 23 on thu kitchen floor of their farm home They had spent the day in Decorah preparing to move here An examination of the girls vital organs disclpsed that poison had caused her death Officials became suspicious when they learned that the parents had taken out a 55000 life insurance policy on the girl with themselves asbeneficiaries but a few weeks before her death Indicted by the grand jury early In March Mr and Mrs Casten have been at liberty under bond LOSS IN STORE BLAZE AT ESTHERVILLE ESTHERVILIE May 19 m estimated at and one fireman injured his leg licing broken in a fall off a lad der was the toll taken at oclock this afternoon by flames in the large general store of Sconherg and Kllgore here Firemen still were battling the blaze The Grand theater on one side of tho store and the Atlan tic and Pacific tea store on the other side were In danger and firemen were exerting their ef forts to save both structures It is lelieved the fire was caused by nn oil burner in the base ment of the burning building which was owned by Mack Groves Six firemen had a narrow es cape from death when they fell Into tho basement Other fire men drew them to safety ovcr and none of tho six was injured The fireman whose leg was broken was Speck Ebling Leaves For Convention FOREST CITY May ner L A Jenson expects to leave next Monday for Minneapolis aa R delegate from the Immamiel Lu theran church to attend the nation al convention of the Norwegian Lu theran church of America HUNTHUSBAND IN ASSAULT CASE Letter in Filling Station Di rects Police in Search CHICAGO May 19 beaten on his head and face Ed ward Wagner 35 gasoline service station operator Was found near death today believed to be the vic tim of an enraged husband with whose wife he had been associating Police began a search forArthur Maddox of Peoria to whom a letter found in the filling station was ad dressed The letter was enclosed in a note to Mrs Maddox which asked that she give the letter to her husband The letter said Thiste from Wag ner I just want to tell you that am awfully sorry for going out with your wife but that I will never do it again you dont need to worry about me I never thot you cared enough about her to shoot any one Just because you shrt at me dont think Im afraid of you I will meet you face to face any time yu say If you want to kniw where I am your wife will give you my address How the weather man might fore cast Mussolinis administration torrential reign followed by heavy Beach Tost BYRD ON WAY HOME Stepping on tho first American soil since his return from the Antarctic Commander Richard E Byril Is snapped leaving the jrnnjr plank on arrival fit Panama City OnnnI Zone from New Zealand to lie greeted by army and navy officials This photo was rushed by piano to Atlanta fia nnrt relayed by telephone HOUSE APPROVES TRANSFER Bill Move to Strengthen Prohibi tion Enforcement Ready for White House WASHINGTON May 19 President Hoovers first major re commendation for strengthening prohibition enforcement today re ceived afinal congressional action when the hoive agreed to the senate amendments to the Williamson bill to transfer prohibition enforcement to the justice department The bill now goes to the presi dent and he is expected to approve it soon Then the transfer will be un dertaken The measure places the responsibility of dry law enforce ment directly under Attorney Gen eral Mitchell instead of Secretary Mellon as at present Other administration proposals to unify the border patrol and to re lieve federal courts congestion by broadening the powers of United States commissioners still are pend ing before the house committee Under the bill approved today the administration of industrial alcohol remajns under the treasury depart ment along with the bureau of narcotics FIVE INJURED IN HUMBOLDT CRASH Algona Young Persons Re turning From Ft Dodge Miss Turn HUMBOLDT May quin tet of young persons from Alijona were injured near town on primary road No 16 when the sedan in whichthey were riding dashed thru the fence as they missed the turn at the foot of a hill The car crashed thru the fence Miss Lula Cole was thrown thru tho windshield receiving severe cuts on the head and face Margar et Palmer received several frac tured ribs and a sprained ankle Ira Cole and James Elbert received bruises The group was enroutc to Algona from Fort Dodge where they trul attended n dince Titey were brot to a local physicians office to medical treatment COUfT REFUSES FALL REVIEW Will Wait for Court of Ap peals to Rule on Case First WASHINGTON May 19 The supreme court today rcfuseI to pass on the conviction of Albert B Fall former secretary of the inter ior of accepting a bribe of S100 000 from Edward L Doheny with out waiting for the court of op peale of the District of Columbia to pass on the case The government arguing that the supreme court would finally be required to pass upon the case asked the tribunal to review the conviction without delay One of the reasons advanced was the in health of the former cabinet offi cer Doheny wealthy oil operator has been acquitted on a charge ot giv ing the bribe to Fall since the lut ters conviction Apparatus Fails to Elicit Confession in Mur der Case DES MOINES May 19 P Nearly 2t hours of grilling two men suspected of killing Evelyn nine year old school girl ended ast night with county and city of iclals approving the results of the lie detector they had used In Elmer Gibson and Carl Medina They failed in one object how iver that of exacting a confession rom the pair that they had been mplicated in slaying the girl in uding the body in a forest outside the city and finding it last Mon day afternoon Checked Up on Story But in checking and rechecking stories of the two the lie detector officers said advanced Gibson to n position where he might be released Trom the murder charges against him Officers maintained that the worth the detector was provec in detecting untruths of the men notably in a drinking episode th night the killing which Me Cune denied the detector had re corded as a falsification and whic Gibson had admitted To Keep machine Leonard Keeler Chicago crim inologfst who perfected the instru ment and Dr John A Larson o the psychopathic department of tin state hospital in Iowa City pre sided over the device They put aev eral sets of questions to the men singly several times and then when the pair was together At the end of their work last eve ning Sheriff Park A Findley County Attorney Carl Missildinc and Chief of Police H A Alber an nounced that they would continue grilling with the device and that they would hold McCune anil Gib son for further questioning Keeler and Dr Larson worn to leave Des Moines early today Graf Finishes First Leg of Trip to S A SKVILLE Sliiiin May 19 u brilliant aniialnsiiin Hky thn Graf Zeppelin carnu gracefully lo rest upon tins Tab liida ulrport ut p m p m C S T today Thus was completed tho first leg of her voyage across the cijuator to Hie world SEVILLE Spain May 9 dirigible Graf Zeppelin landed ere today at p m 11 MO p m S T completing the first lap of er flight to South America The giant dirigible immediately egun preparation to land She osed about for a few minutes aiul ointed up to her mast while the heers of thousands on the ground cached the cars of her passengers Dr Eckener directed the course E the craft over the city while he population filled the streets in reeling to the visitor of the skies The Graf then circled over the airport at which it arrived at m From a considerable height the Zeppelin began encircling the field ower and lower all the time draw ing nearer to her landing place at Lhe mooring mast finally making the contact HAD BAD WEATHER By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With vast crowds awaiting her arrival at Seville the Graf Zeppelin which left Friedrlchshafen Ger many at noon yesterday spent sev PROPERTY LOSS OF MILLION IS IDWEST TOLL Southwestern Arkansas Inundated Oil Com pany Hit LITTLE ROCK Ark May 19 CTl section of Arkansas was overrun with flood waters today with an estimated 3000 persons homeless and heavy property dam age and another section was recov ering from n tornado which killed at least 17 Negroes and injured a hundred or more Flood waters spread over an urea of SO square miles in the south Ar kansas oil fields inundating many oil field camps and three or font small towns The Red river bottoms of southwest Arkansas rapidly were being submerged as hundreds of res idents evacuated Damage Is SI000000 A tornado early yesterday struck the village of Elaine and n large plantation in Phillips county ad jacent to the Mississippi river kill ing 17 Negroes injuring 1QO and creating a missing list of six others A million dollars worth of dam age to the oil industry was estimat ed by Standard Oil company of LO siana officials to have resulted from the overflow of Smackover creek The high water sent the Red Cross and national guard troops into tlui area with medical supplies tents cots and blankets to care for the homeless Tnrn to 2 Column Fate of Tariff Bill Hangs on Outcome of Vote on Amendments WASHINGTON May 19 The tariff chiefs of the republican mid democratic parties tilted today in the senate preliminary to a vote in which the fate of the Smoot Hawley bill was involved Senator Smoot for the majority argued for his resolution to relieve the senate conferees of their pledge not to recede from the debenture nnd revised flexible provision amendments He contended that if the proposal were rejected and the house persisted in Us opposition to the amendments a deadlock would result and the bills passage might be blocked He was answered for the minor ity by Senator Simmons who ex pressed uncertainty whether the bill would fail if the senate con ferees were freed of their promise North Iowa Counties May Get More Electric Lines DES MOINES May 19 state hoard of railroad commission ers will hold a hearing Tuesday May 20 on the application of the Knul Engineering and Construc tion company of Fort Dodge to ex tend transmission linen in Palo Alto Kossuth Humboldt and Poca hontas counties Evidence Against Al Capone m Income Tax Case Reported Finished CHICAGO May Herald and Examiner says the fed eral government has completed for presentation to the grand jury evi dence by which it hopes to indict Al Capoue for income tax law viola tion Conviction carries a maximum o 10 years imprisonment and n 000 fine Capones brother Ralph 1 was convicted recently on the same charge The newspaper says Capone has protected his source of income so carefully that federal agents until recently have heen unable to learn anything definite concerning it In all his years in Chicago federal au thorities said Capone has never filed an income tax return ROBERTS GIVEN 0 K VOTE BY SENATE GROUP WASHINGTON May 1 favorable report on the nomination of Owen J Roberts of Philadelphia to be an associate justice of ihe supreme court was ordered today y the senate judiciary committee The vote was unanimous Republi can leaders planned lo call the nomination up on the senate this afternoon or tomorrow and quick approval was expected The judiciary commitlee voted after a subcommittee which con sidered the nomination hiul unani mously favored confirmation The subcommittee was composed of Senators Borah republican Ida ho Overman democrat North Carolina and Hebert republican Rhode Island Other Kiv4rs High Refugee camps were established Smackover 10 miles north ox Eldorado While Red Cross officials grap pled with the situation at Smack over the swirling waters of Refl river further west reached the top of levees and further rises were an ticipated The lilgh water disrupted high way traffic generally over the stale and interrupted rail traffic in south Arkansas In addition to the Red river ami Smackover creek the Quachita river was overflowing lowlands with much higher stages predicted for Canulon and Arkadelphia Iliivo Narrow ICsoapcs The tornado at Elaine and vicin ity demolished tenant houses on tho plantation of G B Lambert St Turn In 1jidr Column I Will Rogers BKVKRLY HILLS May Been reading these Frenchmens books they leave after they are dead It looks like some of em died just lo start an argu m e n t France await1 the death of each one to find out what he thot of the others A best seller is the one that can dig up the most dirt There ought lo be KOOEUS law in every country making a man read his autobiography nut loud before his enemies and see what happens As it is now a fel low can call you anything he wants to and make you still mad der by dying before you can get at him Yours WILL ROGKRS EEKS DELAY IN BOULDER PROJECT Colorado Commission Asks Thbro Analysis of Power Production Costs SALT LAKE CITY Utah Kay 19 request that the house finance committee be prevailed up on to dcier action on an appropria tion for construction of Boulder Canyon dam until it obtains an an alysis of power costs at competi tive production centers has heen made by William R Wallace chair man of the UtahColorado Iliver commission in a telegram to Sena tor King of Jtiih The action was tnkcn Inst night in view of the hearings which will open today in Washington on the request of President Hoover that funds be made available for initial work on the project In the telegram sug gested that the analysis be made by thoroly competent authority of the finance committees own choosing He added that the Utah Colorado River commission believes it possible to obtain the adhesion of to the Colorado river com pact and thus avoid further contro versy Iowa Bakers Are to Meet in Burlington BURLINGTON May 19 two day convention of the Iowa Bakers association will open tomor row morning with un anticipated attendance of 300 AI Larrimer of Winterset presi dent will preside it the business sossions Speakers will include Prof Belle Lowe Iowa Stale college John Cunningham Dubuque secretary ot the Iowa Retail Merchants associa tion J Isaacs manager of the Du buqne Bread company L Brown o Proctor am Gamble company Jack Roche Federal Bake shops and C it Shclton of Chariton Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy occasional showers prolmlilc Tuesday anil in exlrpmo cast portion Mon day rising tiiuporaturo Mnn iluy mil in ciiHt and central por tions Tucsdnv LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning kMaviriitmi Sunday 50 Minimum in Night 44 At H A M Monday 4K lluinfiill Oi of an Inch Figures for like period ending ai S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 55 Minimum In Night 8 Kuinfall 10 of un inch 1ralscs Hoover IOWA CITY May 19 The 1 j epochmaking attempt of 1reniI I dent Hoover to stabilize industry was praised here today by Prof 1 I W Chariton of the economics det partment of Grinncll colloge before I llio Iowa Association of Economists I and Sociologists j ;