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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 21, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME VOL CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 21 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 192 Wont Surrender Farmers Will Hold On to Congress Seats By CHAKLES P STEWAJRT ASHINGTON May big city feller consid ers himself mighty Elick In comparison with his country cous in but he is a simpled minded individual after all P r e I Iminary census estimates indicate that the recentlycomplet ed national count of noses will show the coun trys urban com munities to be entitled to 23 more seats than they now possess in the house of representatives in Washington said 23 Beats to be sub tracted presumably from the total number at present occupied by leg islators of the agricultural districts selection On the strength of this advance calculation which probably is ac curate enough the city slicker Is sufficiently unsophisticated to fancy that he actually is on the eve coming into control of the federal government after writhing under rural regulations for the last 151 years very fact that the urbanite is capable of supposing the farm er has any idea of releasing his full Nelson on congress so easily Is am ple proof that the citified intellect is not so keen as it thinks it is To be sure agriculture no longer is in a voting majority in the Uni ted States However during the If decades when it was does anyone imagine it was so foolish as not to perfect a governmental machine guaran teed to keep on responding to the Davis Labor Secretary Nominated to U S Senate Turn to Page 12 Column DETAILS Opening Evidence Given in Casten Poisoning Trial DECORAH May arguments in the trial of Walter Casten charged with poisoning his daughter Romelda were given here this morning following the se lection of the jury E P Shea Decorah presented to the court a resume of the evidence expected to be produced by the state against Mr Casten and Prank OConnor Dubuque presented a re sume of the evidence expected to be produced for the court by the de fense Jury Is Picked The first witness to take the stand for the state was James Brown who was the first person to arrive at the Casten horae after the discovery of the girls body Hia testimony and the crossexamina tion by the defense will continue thru the afternoon it is believed Those on the Jury are James Gufbru New Highland farmer Henry Bakken Lincoln township farmer Stuart Blackburn Lincoln township farmer Thomas McCormick Bluffton farmer Loula Ira Sumner farmer Joseph Brom Burr Oak1 farmer Ed Baker Burr Oak farmer Georgre Lintzenmeyer New Highland township farmer John Vine Decorah carpenter Gust Smithing Stayfield oil truck Turn to Pafte 2 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen T dont want no maid It makes me mad to do the work myself if I pay some body eJse to do it an it makes me madder to see it left undone MOELLER FREED OF CHARGES IN DISTRICT COURT Dismissal of Second In dictment Follows Ver dict in First A SECOND Indictment charg ing G W Moeller former Clear Lake clerk with uttering a forged Instrument was dis missed on the motion of Conu ty Attorney Koe Thompson Wednesday morning The dismissal was made on the grounds of insufficient evi dence for conviction and fol lowed a directed verdict for the defendant on the charge of forgery Tuesday evening W MOELLER former clerk J and city manager of Clear Lake was found not guilty of forg ery in a directed verdict returned at oclock Tuesday afternoon in the district court here Judge M F Edwards who pre sided during the trial of the case Monday and Tuesday sustained the motion of John Senneff leading at torney for the defendant in direct ing the jury to return a verdict ab solving the defendant ot the charge of forgery by alternation for which he had been on trial Not Sufficient Mr Senneffs motion made at the concluciou of the prosecutionsi tes timony Tuesday afternoon contehd ed tbest ni ad auff Icient committedand ithat according to the state testimony theinbst that could be said about the defendant in altering a warrant he had made out himself was improper assump tion of authority The changing of an instrument that he made out hinrself could not be construed as forgery he argued citing a formid able array of authorities on the question A N Anderson and Rena Way were the only state witnesses he said whose testimony had touch ed on the alteration of the instru ment E B Stillman of Clear Lake who was associated with County Attor ney Roe Thompson in prosecuting the case declared the whole ques tion was whether the warrant was an existing instrument before it was altered by Mr Moeller He reviewed Turn to Page 2 Column Grundy Runs Next Brown Out in Front V are Candidates Both Win Nominations in Pennsylvania PHILADELPHIA May 21 WP Returns from 7706 districts out of 8701 In the state showed that the lead of Fran cis Shunk Brown candidate for governor in yesterdays pri mary had dwindled to 8518 over Gifford Plnchot PHILADELPHIA May 21 Secretary of Labor James J Davis received more votes than all his opponents combined for the re publican nomination for United States senator returns from 8701 districts in Tuesdays primary in dicated The lead of the former Pittsburgh irou peddler rose above the huge maiority given him in Philadelphia and with 1961 districts to be tab ulated amounted to 215911 Brown Lead Falls Off While the lead of Secretary Davis waa increasing that of his running mate for governor Francis Shunk Brown was decreasing With 1896 districts missing Brown led Gifford Pinchot by 43229 Most of the missing districts were in upstate rural territory where Pinchots strength ia most pro nounced The vote for senator from 674 was Davis 609241 Grundy 39333ft and Francis H Bohlen wel candidate 202333 tricts was Brown 536806 Pinchot 493577 and Thomas W Phillips wqt 229705 Wets Run Third In returns jfrom 5945 districts out of the states 8701 including com plete returns from the 1590 Phila delphia districts and a large prpoor tion of the Pittsburgh districts Davis had a lead of 193678 over Senator Joseph R Grundy Brown led Ptncnot by 58209 Pinchot Turn to Pnse 2 Column ROBERTS GIVEN 0 K BY SENATE Unanimous Consent Voted on Nomination to High Court WASHINGTON May 21 Owen J Roberts of Philadelphia was authorized today to take office as an associate justice of the su preme court His nomination to that postwas approved unanimously by thesenate late yesterday Jn sharp contrast with the bitter disputes that pre ceded the confirmation of Chief Jus tice Charles Evans Hughes and the rejection of the nomination of Judge John J Parker of North Carolina Roberts will succeed the late As sociate Justice Edwin Terry San ford to whose post Parker was nominated The new member of the highest court is recognized as an outstanding lawyer and gained na tional distinction thru his services as a special government prosecutor in the oil scandal cases He has never before served on the bench He is a republican but is not iden tified with any of the factions of that party in Pennsylvania He is 55 years old Scranton Man Held for Eloping With 7 Year Old Girl SCRANTON May 21 ley Borders 32 is held in the coun ty jail in default of bond after his arrest in Chicago last Sat urday He had eloped three weeks agowith Elbe Britt 17 and prom ised to marry the girl in Chicago She was returned to the home of her parents Mr and Mrs C B Britt by Sheriff E C Morain and Coun ty Attorney O W Harris Borders has a wife at Scranton HINT MURDER IN MANS DEATH Family of Prominent Grain Broker Scouts Suicide Theory KENTLAND Ind May 21 U Authorities were undecided today whether murder or suicide was the answer to the death of William Sim ons prominent Chicago grain brok er and one time partner of former Gov Warren TMcCray The body of Simons 50 years old was found beside a highway near here yesterday Two bullets had been fired thru the back of the head and a third had entered the body just belowthe heart The jjoroner who called an in quest for today believed Simon killed himself Members of Simons family however believed he was murdered Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal May where the church freed Bishop Cannon for plunging on Wall street They that figured a mans losses were pun ishment enough I m a g i nea preacher hav ing to wait till the deacons come in with thei collection box to see if be could buy Unlt WILL UOGERS ed States Steel or just Blue Jay corn plasters The church has asked him and any others to stop it You cant save souls and margins too Dur ing the crisis last fall the bishop might have had one eye on the text But I bet the other was on a ticker Yours WILL ROGERS SOUTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS SIGHT GRAF ZEPPELIN Airliner Passes Over Gape Verde Group Enroute to S A BULLETIN PORTO PRAIA Cape Verde Islands May 21 The dirig ible Oral Zeppelin southward bound for Brazil passed over here this afternoon HAMBURG May 21 The HamburgAmerican line today reported that Ihe Graf Zeppelin at 2 p m midEuro pean time 7 a m C S T was just off Cape Vincent of the Cape of Verde Islands LAS PALMAS Canary Islands May 21 The Graf Zeppelin flying from Seville Spain to Pern ambuco Brazil today pusheu steadily across the eaX Atlantic to ward the equator where the mgh temperatures and unusual climatic conditions are expected to subject it to one of Its severest testa There were three groups of land between it and its goal the Cape Verde islands 850 miles southwest from the Canary islands which the Graf passed before dawn today St Paul islet a mere speck in the mid dle of the Atlantic and Fernando Do Norpnhai just east of Pernam fcA Delayed already by contrary winds it was expected that the dir igible might suffer other delays in veering out of the path of local storms which beset the tropical area and in taking advantage of what winds the area might offer There were besides other technical problems connected with operation of a balloon which now confront the ships master Dr Hugo Eckener for the first time As the Graf nears the equator it should encounter favorable trade winds which will aid its speed ma terially May Lose Gas Unusual interest has attached to this trip of the Graf since it js the first experience of any lighter than air craft in crossing the equatorial area One expected feature for in stance involved loss of some of the hydrogen lifting gas by expansion The Graf left Friedricbshafen at oclock p m Sunday 25 hours a m C S T for Seville landing there Monday 25 hours and 22 min utes later There are 19 passengers aboard includingMrs Mary Pierce of New York City and Mrs Laura Grouse Wurston of Syracuse N Y and the Don Infante Alfonso de Orleans counln of the King of Spain From Pernambuco the Zep pelin will go to Rio Janeiro Ha vana and Lakehurst returning then to Friedricbshafen TOKYO CABINET HEARS DELEGATE Full Report of London Con ference Given to Advisers TOKYO May 21 cabinet today heard the full report of Ad miral Takarabe minister of the navy on the London conference and discussed the problem of ratifying the treaty to which the navy gen eral staffs opposition is authorita tively understood to be subsiding Admiral Kato chief of the navy general staff this morning visited the home of Lieutenant Commander Eiji Kusakari who committed sui cide Monday Kato burned incense before Kusakarls coffin Kusakar was said to have been a favorec subordinate of Admiral Kato Navy authorities told newspaper men today that there had been no direct connection between the cide and Kusakaria attitude toward the London treaty Indignation over Japans naval position was given yesterday by the vernacular press as the cause of the Hara Kiri The Literary Digest has done one big has proven that a large proportion of the population want some prohibition but not too News OFFERED DIPLOMATIC POST Local Banker Is to Accept Ottawa Post Interest in Better Transportation Facilities I7HEN informed of the Associated Press announcement of his ap ointrnent as minister to Canada ol Hanford MacNider declined to nake a statement other than an ad mission that he was already aware f the presidents action and that he ould probably accept the mission hen properly confirmed It is however well known among is associates that be has always elt the future agricultural prosper ty of Iowa and other middle west rn states Is dependent to a large egree upon the progress of the mu ual endeavors of Canada and the United States to remove the trans ortaton handicaps now burdening minister toCanada hy President HoovcrItJs indicated tfie local man will accept the appointment House Passes Bill for Northeast Iowa Park Lower Body Directs Interior Department to Make Investigation WEAVERNOTTO OPPOSE NORRIS Nebraska Governor Decides Against Race for Senate LINCOLN Nebr May 21 Goy Arthur J Weaver will not be an opponent of George W Norris in the forthcomingNebraska pri maries he made clear today an nouncing bin decision to be a can didate for reelection For weeks the governors name has been the senatorial contest as the candidate of Nebras ka regular republicans who seek to defeat Senator Norrts termed an independent republican Discussing the senatorial situa tion and the demands he admitted were made upon him to enter that contest Governor Weaver said he declined only after a careful sur vey of the situation Canadian Parliament Passes Bill Against Liquor Runners to U S OTTAWA May 21 gov ernment bill to deny clearances to craft carrying liquor to the United States today was safely thru botn houses of The measure was passed on third reading by the senate yesterday without a division It had previous ly been passed by the House of Commons Before final action was taken the senate defeated an amendment de signed to delay putting the law in to effect by providing that it would npt be in force until proclaimed by tha gpveraorincouncfl The amendment lost 39 to 10 Trial of Two Sioux City Cops Continued SIOUX CITY May 21 manslaughter trial of Lou Miller and Roy GtIlls police officers in dicted for the shooting of Leonard Bornholtz 17 who waa riding in a stolen automobile March 27 will be continued In the September term of court DlstricjJ Judge Robert H Hunger made be order yesterday WASHINGTON May 21 The United States senate will have he opportunity of voting on tht Haugen bill which would direct th secretary of the interior to Invest ijate the advisability of establish ing a national park on the upper Mississippi The bill was passed yesterday bj the house and sent to the senate The park would include the state of Iowa Illinois Wisconsin and Minnesota The counties in Iowa which would benefit are Jackson Dubuque Clayton and Allamakee IDENTIFY 2 AS GIRL SLAYERS Five Men Declare McCune and Gibson Were Near Scene DES MOINES May 21 With Identification of Carl McCun and Mmer Gibson suspects in th killing of Evelyn Lee by five witnesses as the men they saw 1 the vicinity where the slaying oc curred May 10 police today wei e ai tempting to piece together the ev dence against the men to present a their hearing May 27 More than a dozen persona face the suspects last night and five me declared they recognized the pris oners as the men they had seen nea the place where she was kid naped Police announced after the dent fications had been completed tha alibis furnished by McCune an Gibson had been shattered School Principal Thot Murder Victim ALLIANCE Nebr May 21 Feeble cries of he killed me h killed me by Rudolph Bartels 4 as he breathed his last yesterda led officials to believe he may been murdered It was at first th Bartels high school principal com milled suicide due to worries ov financial difficulties He had bee fatally shot A shotgun was foun near the body HOOVER LOCAL MAN AS U S MINISTER Ottawa Already Sends Approval of Appoint ment WASHINGTON May 21 Nider Iowa Mac banker he great region tributary to th Great Lakes Only One Before Him Colonel MacNider will be the sec ond minister to Canada William Phillips former ambassador to Bel guim and under secretary of state was the first appointee He went to Ottawa in 1927 and gave up the post last year Since that time the office has been vacant The distance to Ottawa Is ap preclably less than the distance to New day and a night jour friends of the MacNider see the possibility of their making occasional returns here to the spacious home completed by them eastof Mason No borne hasbeen provided as yet for the Canadian minister and it will be necessary for the MacNiders to seek out and establish themselves in ivlngquarters As is the case with most diplomatic positions the re muneration from the United States government will not even come close o meeting the expenses involved in illing the position Knoivjs Canadian Alen Colonel MacNider byreason of his activity in allied service mens or anlzations has a wide acquaintance among the veterans of Canada He las a slight acquaintance with remler Mackenzie King a Harvard raduate whose future in politics will be determined at an election scheduled for the summer Almost a bird of Canadas entire population g said to have been in service during he World war and the fact of Mr tfacNider being able to speak their anguage is believed to have weighed leayily with President Hoover In his determination upon the local man President Hoover has been an ar dent supporter of the lakes to the sea waterway movement and it is to be assumed that Mr MacNider as Americas spokesman In Canaan will have a considerable part to play in dealing with the mutual in terests of United States and Canada in the development of this project Mousey Lauds Selection MONTREAL May 21 Han ford MacNider will make a very distinguished representative of the United States in Canada in the opinion of the Hon Vincent Massey newly appointed Canadian high commissioner in Great Britain and lately Canadian minister at Wash ington I had the pleasure of knowing Mr MacNider at Washington Mr Massey said and I know that his qualities are such as to make him very welcome Indeed in Canada foimer assistant secretary of war and former national com mander of the American Le gion has been selected as the new American minister to Canada The white house announced today that the Canadian gov ernment had communicated its approval of the choice The lowan has long been a proponent of inland waterways development and is particu larlyinterested in the Great LakesSt Lawrence river de velopment now projected He also has had wide experience in business He never has oo cupied a diplomatic post Involves Commercial Itelatlonships In selecting him minister to Can ada to succeed William Phillips who retired some time ago from the diplomatic corps President Hoover was influenced by MacNiders busi ness qualifications and by hia va ried experiences In public affairs The Canadian post ia looked upon here as one Involving iiv HeceritlyMacNidB aatf Brookhart have been In opposite po JIttcal camps in Iowa althoboth republicans A few weeks ago the senator Issued a statement here terly assailing the former Legion commander who he declared waa irylng to control the Iowa aena torial election Brookhart could not he reached today when MacNiders selection for the Canadian post became kiown The appointment must be confirmed jy the senate The presidents nominee is n banker and since his retirement rom the war department has re turned to banking in his home state Appointed hy Coolldge He was a national guard officer lefore the World war and served overseas as an officer in the second iivislon His election to national command of the American Legion took placft in 1921 He wears the distinguished service cross and sev eral foreign decorations He is 40 years old President Coolidge appointed him assistant secretary of war in 1025 and he served in that capacity until 1928 Hanford MacNider appointed to day by President Hoover as minis ter to Canada has had a notable career in army and civic circles He served as a first lieutenant In the Iowa national guard along the Tiirn to IttfTH 2 Column T JBROBINSONS MOTHER IS DEAD Succumbs While in Los Angeles Body to Be Brot to Iowa HAMPTON May 21 Isaac Robinson mother of Congress man T J B Robinsoa of the third Iowa district died las night at Los Angeles Cal Her body will be brot to Hampton for burial and Congressman Robin son Is expected to come from Wash ington D C for the funeral Sunday or Monday Mrs Robinson was the widow of a pioneer Hampton businessman The country now consumes six times as much ice cream as it did in IBM when people didnt cat lumfi with a StarCour ier y IOWA WEATHER Mostly unsettled probably local showers or thunderstorms Wednesday night or Thursday coolfr Thursday In went and nnrtli portlonn and In northwest portion Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fc 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 82 Minimum in Night 61 At 8 A M Wednesday 7J Tuesdays maximum temperature of 82 has been exceeded only once this month But Wednesday opened with an almost positive guarantee that this temperature would be passed At 8 oclock the approach to Tuesdays record was within 10 degrees Two days without precipi tation are without precedent this May too ;