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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES EDITION VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LRASBD WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 21 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 192 IOWA BANK ROBBER GETS LIFE 10 MEN AND ONE WOMAN NAMED ON GRIME BODY Wickersham Appointed Chairman Kenyon Has Place WASHINGTON May 31 Iff Hoover today in vited the 11 members of his newly appointed law enforce ment commission to meet with him nt the white house for luncheon May 28 This will give amplo time for the members from the Paclflo coast and the far west to get to Washington After the luncheon the com mission will hold Its organiza tion meeting in the cabinet room in the executive offices By JAMES t WEST Associated Press Staff Writer VUASHINGTON May 21 Eleven prominent Americans 10 lawyers and a woman educator chosen by President Hoover to be members of his national law en forcement commission will gather around a conference table here this week to lay plans for investigating and attempting to find the remedy for lawlessness in the United States George W Wickersham New York City attorney general in the Taft administration and president of the American Law Institute will i sit at the head of the table aa chair former cabinet itjr Gene Faces Breach of Promise Suit idriJnisttation sitting at his right Vranking member of the commls Kenyon on Commission The others will be three federal Judges William S Kenyon pf Iowa Tfcijlliani A Grubb of Alabama and JMcCormick of California tour eminent attorneys Roscoe Pound of the Ifvvard law school Henry W Anderson of Richmont Va Monte M Lemann of New Or leans president of the Louisiana bar association and Frank J Loesch vice president of the Chicago crime commission a former jurist Ken neth R Mackintosh of Washington state Miss Ada L Comstock presi dent of Radcliffe college Cambridge Mass The commission is expected to get at its work within a short time and concededly has before it the most stupendous undertaking of any simi lar body in the history of the coun try Guesses as to the length of time It will require for the completion of the job vary but even the most opti mistic agre that a final report is not to be expected within a year and a half or two years While the official white house an nouncement of the personnel desig nated the body as the national law enforcement commission its chief function appears to be associated in the popular mind with prohibition enforcement This trend of thot is clearly reflected in the comments on the selections made by leading mem bers of tongresi Comments Favorable Generally speaking these com ments were favorable with some of the drys as well as the wets rather enthusiastic and decidedly hopeful of some concrete results so far as the whole prohibition question is concerned One man prominent among the TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 5 AUNT HET By Eobert Quillen I felt sorry for the peddler afterwards but he shouldnt o come when I was fixin dinner for com pany an everthing groin wrong wni Iowa Prosperity Says DETROIT May see where Mr Hoover and his ad visors cut down the size of Ger manys payment for our sight seeing in there after the armis tice That sounds like a fair decision What was us and those allies going In there afterIt was all over anyhow It al ways looks like making Ge r many pay for the pallbearers at her own fu neral WILL ROGERS1 See where some papers this afternoon says Lindys life has been threat ened I imagine he feels like telling them Well if you will just let me alone for one year and dont anybody bother me you can have my life Yours WILL ROGERS BRITISH LAND IN CANTON FOR U S Gunboat on Way on Report of Red Ad vance p ANTON China May 21 British sailors landing from gun boats in the harbor today in Shameen quarters immediately be gan construction of defenses in va rious parts of the English conces sion Gates and bridges were closed and guards posted The British consulate warned sub jects not to leave Shameen and ask ing they assemble at Contan rail way compound Three British and two French gunboats and two Japor nese destroyers were anchored in the harbor outside the concession The U S S Tulsa was enroutofrom Hong Kong In the native city the utmost tenseness prevailed with attacking Kwangsi troops known to be not far away altho there was no definite word as to their position Sacking the city the largest of southern China was feared in the event of capture by the red Kwangsi ele ments which was believed immin ent Reports from Wuchow on the Kwangsi border said bombing raids and threats of new expeditions against it had aroused considerable feeling and intensified the antagon ism of the Kwangsi generals Forty Americans there were safe with the U S S Guam protecting them al tho food was running low REACH ACCORD ON REPARATIONS Creditor Nations Experts Agree Among Themselves on War Payments PARIS May 21 experts of the creditor nations were re ported in French unofficial circles today to have reached an accord in principle on the question of the repartition of reparation annuties among themselves except for a number of small points in the lan guage to be used in their report on the matter The report could not be con firmed but it waa known that great progress had ben made in the past two days According to the French version the answer of the creditor experts to the reservations made by Dr Hjalmar Schacht head of the Ger man delegation probably will be made known to the Germans to morrow Begin GoodWill Tour DES MOINES May 21 goodwill tour of 42 southern Iowa towns was begun today by 300 Des Moines business men Minneapolis Banker Gives Address Here Group 3 Brings Convention to Close Lund Chosen President IOWA is on the verge of the great est prosperity in her history This was the statement of E W Decker president of the North west Bancorporation at the after noon session of group No 3 of the state banking association at the Hanford Monday The convention came to a close with the election of officers and a banquet in the hotel Monday evening We have been deflated to the core Mr Decker told the conven tion and it is my belief that this section of the country will enjoy the greatest prosperity of the whole nation The trouble with agricul ture has been rotten farming as well as rotten banking Agriculture is not on a business basis and there are six million farmers without a semblance of organization Other businesses are organized and the farmer will have to organize or else fall by the wayside The farmer is Isolated and unorganized and an easyprey for politicians who can Predicts Large Units Mr Decker predicted that farming of the future would be done in large units Every line of business is coming down to the survival of the fittest That Is the competitive spirit that has made man what he is We are facing it in banking and the same is true in farming I dont know how it will be worked there may be chaiu farms like there are chain I am sure lliat It Is coming In speaking1 to the bankers Mr Decker stated that he could set forth only a few of the banking ele ments of which the uptodate banker must take cognizance There is going to be a lot less banks 10 years from now than there are now he said and the banker that does not keep up to date will TURN TO PAGE 3 COLUMN 3 MELLON DENIES HELL RESIGN Treasury Head Brands Re ports of Quitting as Unfounded WASHINGTON May 21 The office of Secretary Mellon in making public a statement today by the treasury department head an nounced that the secretary had not resigned and had no intention of doing so The statement of Mr Mellon issued at his office read My attitude as to the question of resignation is the same as Ben jamin Franklins waji under similar circumstances when he said I am deficient I am afraid in the Chris tian virtue of resignation Recently reports have persisted that Mr Mellon was about to re tire from the cabinet Thiy have been denied at his office and today the secretary took cognizance of the reports by issuing a statement Constance Morrow Is Threatened With Death Mk CONSTANCE MORROW Bad Weather Again Holds Up Rome Hop 0LD ORCHARD Me May Zl UP of bad weaUieccpndt tiohs over part ofthe 4700mile transAtlantic course they expected to follow today prevented the pro jected takeoff for Rome of Roger Williams and Lewis A Yaucey In the monoplane Green Flash The plane in which Martin Jen sen recently established a worlds solo endurance record remained in a hangar where it was trundled last night after Dr James H Kimball of the New York weather bureau advised that conditions would not be propitious for the flight for at least 24 hours Immediate preparations Cor a takeoff at daybreak today were made after the flyers arrived here late yesterday from a Teterboro airport New Jersey Fueling of the 518 gallon gasoline tanks was begun and food coffee and water were assembled Whether the Green Flash would take off at daybreak tomorrow de pended Williams said on further weather advices Both flyers indi cated their confidence of the suc cess of the 50 hour flight and said no safety devices or radio were contained in their equipment They hope to establish a long distance and endurance record Postponed for Four Days ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y May 21 heavy fogs and rain off New Foundland are ex pected to delay until Thursday or Friday the projected flight to Paiis of the French plane Armeno Lotti Jr backer of the flight said no takeoff would be at tempted until weather conditions are favorable Lotti will accompany Jean Assollant pilot and Rene Le Fevre navigator on the flight Lindbergh Takes His Future SisterinLaw Away in Plane BOSTON May 21 Boston Post in a copyrighted story to day says Dwight W Morrow am bassador to Mexico and father of Anne Morrow fiancee of Col Charles A Lindbergh has been made sub ject ot a extortion plot The money the Post asserts was de manded under penalty of torture and death of his youngest daughter 5 year old Constance Morrow a itudeut at Milton academy The newspaper says it has learned hat the receipt by the girl of two threatening letters was directly re sponsible for last Saturdays secret light by Lindbergh and members of Iio Morrow family from tha Mor row home at Englewood N J to their summer place at North Haven Me It was also responsible for the de tective guard which has since stoud vigil over the island retreat of the Morrows In Maine and for the im personation of Constance by another girl at the Milton academy while Constance was being spirited away to join the airplane flight The Post declaresit has learner thatnWheh Mlss Morrow receives letter she showed it to school authorities1 Her family was notified and a guard assigned to her When the second demand waa made it gave detailed Instructions how and where the money was to he placed and named last Saturday afternoon as the time At this juncture Morrows former partners in the firm of 1 P Morgan and company were appealed to and the services of federal operatives were enlisted but altho Miss Mor rows impersonator adhered strict ly to tho instructions no one ap peared to claim the package In tho meantime the Post asserts the quick trip to Maine was con summated Lindbergh did not use his regular field in a further at tempt to throw the would be kid tiapcrs off the trail Army Bomber Hops Off for Attack on New York Gity WRIGHT FIELD DAYTON Ohio May 21 giant army bomber hopped off from Wright Field here at p m today on its non stop refueling bombing raid on New York and Atlantic City The ship will first fly to Boll ingr Field Washington D C where it will be refuelled in midair then It will proceed to New York The radio plane tnat is to accom pany the bomber from Washington D C to New York broadcasting an account of the flight was forced to come down at Uniontown Pa because ot bud weather Appointing1 good men regardless of party seems all right until you want jupport of a party measure regardless of personal wunee FUEL DELIVERED FOR THIRD TIME Record Seeking Monoplane Still Up Passes Its 44th Hour FORT WORTH Tex May 21 monoplane Fort Worth with Its two man crcv todny dronec tirelessly along on its third day in tho nir in an iit tenipt to heat tho refueling en durance flight record of tho nrmy plane Question Mark FORT WORTH Texas May miin a p mononlane Fort Worth signs of weakening FLOOD DANGER IS LESSENING Only One Serious Break in Levees in Mississippi Valley By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Rising streams and rivers now threatening many sections of the Mississippi valley sent emergency crews to scenes of impending dan ger today but disaster appeared to have been averted save in one in WOMAN CLAIMS FIGHTER FAILED TO MARRY HER Divorce of New York Demands Sum of NEW HAVEN Conu May 21 ITI was made here today that papers in a suit for al leged breach of promise of mar riage with claimed idam ages brot by Mrs Katherine King Fogarty 30 New York City against James J Gene Tunney retired leavyweight boxing champion had een sent to Bridgeport to be en ered in the superior civil court of Fairfield county The papers were sent by a deputy sheriff for filing this morning and a member of the law firm of Field Durant and Levers went to court to arrange for other details of entry of the suit Garnishce All Banks The papers had not been filed at noon It was stated at the office fit Col Lewis L Field who signed the writ as commissioner oE the super ior court that the delay was due to details of garnisheeing all banks in Stamford and Greenwich In which there wag a possibility thatTunney bad a bank account It was stated thatattachment hat been entered against Tunney estate bought about a year ago in Stamford for a country home am which is assessed for Mrs Fogarty formerly lived in Fort Worth Tex where she ob tained a divorce Colonel Field said she is noknow in Connecticut Iiut declined to say where she was stay ng He said that at the present imo there would be io further in ormation about the case other than contained in the papers which would 3e on file in the superior court at Sridgeport Mrs Fogarty it is understood net Tunney at Hot Springs Ark n the early part of 1925 She ob ained her divorce from John Togarty it is understood on May 29 of that year She has a daughter aged about 10 years Not in New Yorli NEW YORK May 21 Catherine King Fogarly is out of he city theclerk at the San Carlos hotel where she has an apartment said today Mrs Fogarty left no word as to icr destination or when she would return the clerk said Property Attached STAMFORD Conn May 21 P Attachments were made against TUKN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 0 stance Yesterdays only reported break occurred at a point where danger was least expected While engineers were directing forces at three places near Kennett Mo the St Francis bounded thru another weakened bit of levee and overflowed some 50000 acres Today the overflow had forked and was advancing thru the countryside in two slow streams At three other points it was hoped the break hud relieved the pressure suf ficiently to avert another crevasse At Mounds Landing Miss where i break in 1927 sent the flood of that spring across some of the I deltas richest lands and towns levee board and government engin eers were supervising forces which grew hourly Sloughs in the Mis sissippi levee there had been checked sufficiently to give engineers hone that a break would be averted near Natchez Minn a p rivate levee The monoplane Fort Worth attempting to break the refueling endurance record of the army mono plane Question Mark was refueling early today for the third time since it took off at 11 33 a m Sunday In two contacts at an altitude of 2500 feet 110 gallons of gasoline were transferred from the auxiliary sblp The plane piloted by Keg L Rob bins and James Kelly completed its fortyfourth hour aloft at a m To break the refueling endurance record of 150 hourd 40 minutes and 15 seconds established by the army monoplane Question Mark lite ship must remain aloft until Saturday p m Arkansas danger centered along1 the banks of the Red and Arkansas rivers Tocarkana reported a grad ual reduction in the Reds rate of rise and the Arkansas was falling between Ft Smith and Little Rock Levees on the Mississippi at Hick man Ky where much anxiety waa manifested several days ago appar ently had withstood buffetting A slight rise on the Ohio and Upper Mississippi was in evidence AFTER FLIGHT MARK Hod Rnbbfns well linoun Fort Worth Texas plJot Is at temptingto break the endur ance record set by Ihe Ques tion Mark army plane of ISO hours and 40 minutes Jiohhins has already been up more than hours rtfiielinK In flight WEATHER STOPS TRUBEEDAVISON ON ROUTE HERE Was on Way to Visit Coloriel MacNidcr Family STORMY weather in the Rocky mountains prevented F Trubee YOUTH ADMITS HELPING TO ROB GILMOREBANK Livermore Bandit Got Only for His Part in Deal rMMETSBURG May a Li smile on his face Harold Ball 26 year olcJ Livermore youtb today heard Judge F C Davidson of Em metsburg sentence him to life im prisonment for his part in the rob bery of the Gllmore City Exchange auk The sentencing followed the con ission of the youth yesterday to ocahontas county officers at Poca ontas Ball expressed a desire to eceive sentence immediately and brot here from Pocahontas this lorning He will be taken to Fort fadlson immediately it was an ounced Implicates Two Others When he made his confession Bait mplicated two other men whom he1 esignated as August Becker and 5at Melvin whereabouts unknown 3all was not able to tell the officers here his alleged partners in crime ved saying he had not known them or long The Livermore youth whose home rlginally was in Independence was irrested at Livermore Friday night during a liquor raid The raiding party found a re volver and an automatic shotgun With a good quantity oE ammuni tion This led to his suspicion as oho ot the bank rohbers and after long questioning1 he confessed His signed statement said that he was the ban dit whom his partners called Ag nes since he was dressed ns a woman Ball and his two companions en tered the home of H S Van Alstinc one oC the owners of the Gilmore City Exchange bank aud a former tate senator and kept tho banker iis wife a son and daughter cap ive from p m May 12 until bout 9 oclock the following morn ng Then the Van Alstincs were aken Up the bank where the bank fficial was instructed to open the ault and turn over the money Ball Got Only SI 00 Only about 2700 was obtained Balls statement said and of this his share was but 5100 Ball in his confession declares hat the guns used in the robbery vere stolen at Rolfe and that the auto used was taken from Dr Love of Mansou Ball also admitted other crimes state agents claim amoujr hem robbery of a store at Bode a garage at Otlcson a garage at Bel nond and a theater owner at Whitte more who was taking the money rom his theater to a bank in Al ona The theater owner threw the GALLS SINKING AN ACT OF WAR Canadian Parliament Mem ber Says U S Acted Illegally OTTAWA May of the Canadian schooner Im Alone by a United States coastguard ves ael has heeu termed an act of war or an act of deliberate piracy on the floor of the house of commons C H Cahan conservative mem ber for St LawrenceSt George in a speech declared that if the coast guard boat sank the schooner under direct instructions from American authorities the sinking was an act of war If the sinking was done without direct authority but on the j initiative of the commander of the coastguard ship it was an act of deliberate piracy he asserted The speaker criticized the Can adian minister for introducing the discussion of hot pursuit iito correspondence relating to the Im Alone incident saying that subject should have been left for the Ameri can authorities to bring up Premier MacKenzie King de fending the course of his govern ment said he questioned diplomatic correspondence that the secretary of the United States treasury had made public reference to the sub ject as a justification for the sinit Davison assistant secretary of war in charge of aviation from reaching j money away when the robburs up Mason City Tuesday as he had teleproached and only 15 was taken graphed Col Hanford MacNlder from him Mr Davison had wired his Maj son City friend from San Francisco Swimming Iool stating that he and his party would arrive Tuesday Later communica tions were to the effect that the at mosphere above the mountains was WEBSTER CITY May 21 By a majority of 89 votes Webster City residents yesterday approved a bond issue of 525000 for the con Wea in turmoil and that the ship was stniction of a municipal swimming unable to get farther than Salt Lake pool City The assistant war secretary is be lieved to be flying a three motored Wasp Fokker airplane with Lieut Lester J Maitland the army flyer who was the first to fly across the Pacific ocean as his pilot The party also includes Col Dave Stone who was Colonel MacNiders executive officer when the Mason City man was assistant secretary nf war in charge of industrial mobili zation Mr Davison it will be remem bered has been in Mason City on other occasions to visit the Mac Nider family Ft nfhdlsnn Dunk Closed FORT MADISON May 21 The American State bank was closed voluntarily today by its di rectors Ing Cahan declared that in his opinion nothing in the United States prohi bition laws gave to the coastguard the right to seize foreign ships be yond the 12mile limit and that therefore the sinking of the Im Alone on the high seas 215 miles from the coast was illegal YOUNG ELLERS CASE DISMISSED State Admits Missing Wit nesses Prevent Pro secution CHTCAGO May 21 charges against Judge Kmanuel Kller who had been indicted with his father and 15 oftheir followers as conspirators in the orgy oC vio lence during the primary elec tion were wiped from the slate to day when the state acknowledged it could not begin prosecution because Important witnesses arc missing The father City Collector Morria lEIler was discharged yesterday WEEKS FORECAST Increasing cloudiness Tifcs dny night and Wednesdiiy probably showers in west por tion warmer in cast and cen tral portions Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fci 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Tuesday Warmest Monday fit Lowest in Night 38 At 8 A M Tuesday 08 Altho the temperature Mondaj was 5 degrees higher than on cithet of the two preceding days it did not rise enough to give much impetus to growing things Tuesday morning the wind had shifted from south tc northeast not an entirely encour aging phenomenon But then Mays seldom arc sultry in this latitude ;