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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVIKTVJS CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 23 1930 UNITED PRE23 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NQ 194 Forts Sensation Jerseymans State ment Indorsed By Dry Group By CHAULES P STEWART ASHINGTON May 23 CPA suppos edly bone dry R e p r e sentative Franklin W Fort of New Jersey created quite a sensation a few weeks ago by a speech he made in congress re minding folk who insist on their tipple that the law does not ne cessarily restrict them to onehalf of one per provided they 5 make their own stuff in their own homes and drink it themselves or serve it to their own company without trying to sell any ofit All that latitude the dry Jersey man seemed to think ought to 03 enough for anyone but a bootlegger However the astonishment caused by Mr Forts remarks was nothing to compare with the amazed com ment which nore recently followed testimony of the Antisaloon league superintendent Dr F Scott Mc Bride before the United States senate lobby investigating commit tee not only indorsing everything that the representative said but Turn to Paffc 4 Column YOUililOR RUNNER DROWNS Officers Arrest Bootlegger for Hiring Boys to Trans port Cargo i BUFFALO N Y May 23 With the drowning yesterday of a tev rum runner federal officials of thewestern New York district have revived a campaign against liquor barons who hire youths to row liquor across the Niagara river from Canada Boys have been employed extensively in this practice during the past year their presence alone in boats leading to less suspicion on the part of the border patrol The boy drowned yesterday was Roman Pridomerski IS whose ale laden rowboat capsizedopposite the foot of Austin street this city Authorities placed under arrest William Red Slrassner whom Ihey accuse of conspiracy lo smug gle They said he went to Bridge burg Ont supervised the getting away of the boy and his cargo and then returned to the American shore to await thearrival of the youthful rum runner He was in dicted a year ago on a charge of conspiracy lo smuggle liquor but did not go to trial because of the fail ure of two principal witnesses to appear Richard H Tcmpleton United States district attorney staled Lo riay a grand jury investigation of boy smuggling ramifications would be started at once The mother of the drowned youth said today he had been unable to find work for more than a year She knew he made many trips to the river but did not know she said thai he was in any way con ncclcd with liquor smuggling EXPENSE MONEY I Hoover Is Making Good on Prohibition LOCAL BAND IS THOT TO RANK WITH HIGH SIX National Contest judges to Announce Results on Saturday FLINT Mich May 23 The high school hanil of Hart Icy is one of the six finalists in class C of the national nigh school band contest Winners in the division will not be an nounced until Saturday night Mason City was om of the con testants in class A yesterday Finals in Ihe division will be concluded Saturday By MISS GENEVIEVE BKOWN Special Correspondent FLINT Mich May The Ma son City band played Thursday af ternoon at 3 oclock in the Indus trial Mutual association auditorium under the baton of Gerald Prescott The band was number eight in the days program Decisions of Ihe judges in all events will be an nounced at oclock Saturday to the 23 bands appearingin class A The concensus from the Mason City group who heard other bands play was that the home players had a chance to rank in the high six W A Storer said The band was not up to the standard of perform ance of Iowa City This was due to the long trip here the nervous ex citement because of the importance of the event and interrupted re hearsals Xationiil Judges Act Mr Prescott could not be located The judgingwas based on instru mentation interpretation tone ex ecution and one third for sight read ing Judges of national reputation were chosen to act and some 40 bands await their announcement in a torture of uncertainty These judges who will make six class A bands supremely happy are John Philip Sousa the famous march king Austin Harding direc tor of university bands Urbana III Victor T Grabel secretary of the American Band Masters associa tion Chicago Capt Charles ONeil director of music of the citadel Quebec Can Appeared ai Toonl Fair Edwin Franko Goldman president of tha American Band Masters as sociation New York City Harold Bachman director of the Million Dry Worker Says Mellon No Obstacle Secretary Has Gone as Far as He Was Directed To WASHINGTON May 23 Scott McBride informed CURTIS SON REPLIES F the senate lobby investigators today that he thot Secretary Mellon had gone just as far on prohibition en forcement as his superiors wanted him to go The AntiSaloon league superin tendent was lestifyingfor the sev enth day in the committees study of organizations for and against prohibition The attitudeof Ihe secretary of the treasury was brot up in ques tioning concerning a letler the dry worker wrole to J G Brown of Port Huron Mich on Jan 11 1930 Letter Is Discussed McBride wrote in reply to a let ter criticizing President Hoover I note what you say about Hoover Mellon elc I am convinced you are wrong in your attitude There was a time when I had somethingof the same feeling but on Ihoro invesligalion I have reached the conclusion that Mellon has gone just as far on prohibition enforcement as his superiors want ed him lo go and I do not believe he is now standing in the way of effective prohibition enforcement Examined on theletter McBride reiterated his opinion that President Hoover was makinggood on pro hibition enforcement He said he thot this administra tion was doing better than the pre vious one Not Another Wheeler Senator Elaine republican Wis consin brot up a telegram sent by A C Graham of Louisville to Mc Bride last January which said Suggest you get in touch with 3oover Mitchell and Doran in be lalf of Sam Collins appointment Unfavorable rumors being circulat ed here indicates prompt action necessary Senator Blaine a wet observed to the league officials that he was not quite as active and aggressive as his predecessor the late Wayne B Wheeler Mr Wheeler was a very able man and I do not claim to measure up to him McBride rejoined Turn 2 Column Two II In Family LTJVKRNK May Hunt eldest son of Mr and Mrs W S Hunt farmers living east of town was operated on for appen dicitis He is recovering The young er son Howard was kicked on the and side of face by a horse but is able to be about AUNT HjET By Robert Quillen Ella lias always attract ed attention hy bavin pains an tryin to tell her she aint in bad shape is like tryin to take candy away from a spoiled baby MASON CITY CLUB SINGS AT GARNER Friendship of Two Cities Is Further Secured by Good Will Concert GARNER May friend ship long exislenl taelween Garner and Mason City was more firmly cemented last night when the Chamber of Commerce glee club of Mason City gave a good will con cert in the Lyric thealer here The singers directed by Harry B Keelcr and with Miss Ruth Stevens at the piano were assisted by a group of able soloists and the Rusty Hinge quartet which had its origin aa a quartet in this city at a community meelingsome four years ago The program ran a wide range from numbers musically impressive such as the Sword of Ferrara lo light numbers such as Silver Sleigh Bells or Swing Along Soloists included Charles Dalin baritone Mrs Agnes L Bennett contralto and Mrs Nels Maim reader All were accorded enlhusi nstic welcome from the audience Transportation for the club was provided by members of Ihe Lions club Refreshments at the Soda Grill following the concert was the Garner communitys method rjf ex pressing gratitude for a pleasant evening of entertainment Rain Is Reported Thruout Most of Iowa DES M7INES May 23 Pi Heavy rain fell thruout mosl of Iowa Thursday aflernoon and night Lhe heaviest being reported from Cedar Rapids which had 31 inches She Had Never Known hoy who was actually inter ested in anything except his hip flask his guvnors allowance a pretty girl or the amount of ex citement he could crowd into Ihe late evening hours until she met Winfield indus trious young worker Read about thp wonderful romance in the new story DADS GIRL THIf STOnV OK A GIRL WHO DESKRVED TO WIN Starts Tuesday May 27 in the GlobeGazette Castens Disapproved of Autopsy Witnesses Say Harry K Curtis Chicago lawyer son of Vice President Charles Curtis questioned by the states attorneys office Chicago in regard to com plaints of contractors that they paicl him fees on promises of helping ihem obtain govern ment contracts denies any ir regularities WOMAN IS SLAIN BY BANDIT GANG Four Youths Are Held by Police After Lively Chase CHICAGO May 23 four children of Mrs Marie Pelletier 40 last night heard muffled shots out side their suburban Berwyn home and they joined a group of neigh bors on Ihe sidewalk lo find their molher had been shot to death The womans husband just re turning from a store also was at tracted to the scene The absence of Mrs Pelleliers purse led Berwyn police to the im mediate conclusion she had been killed by robbers She was shot thru thehead and thru a hand The purse was found in the back yard of the Pelletier home today by a neighbor and detectives believed it had been flurfg there by the slayer A myatery angle developed when pieces of clolh believed to be blood stained were found in the Pelletier kitchen No member of the family conld identify the cloth Four youths were arrested as sus pects after a lively chase during which they Ihrew away a brown The pocketbook was be lieved al first to be Mrs Pelleliers Police continued to hold the four even after Mrs Pelleticrs purse had been found They were police said known purse snatchers Physician and Minis ter in Community Are on Stand DECORAH May 23 mony that Mr and Mrs Walter Casten disapproved of a post mor len examination of the body of their daughter Romelda was intro duced by the slate today in the trial of Mr Casten charged with poisoning the girl Dr A S Fritchen who assisted in the examination and the Rev Carl Losen Lutheran pastor at Lo cust testified that the Castens re fused to consent to a post mortem if any parls of the girls body were to be removed House Was Cold Dr Fritchen described the exam ination and testified that a blood clot was found at the oase of the brain He told oC abrasions on the girls ring finger on her left hand j He said lhal he made a superfi cial examination oC a bowl of frosting and a bollle of medicine in Ihe kitchen where the girls body was found last Nov 23 but did not nole any Iraces of poison The doc lor Leslified that he asked Mr and Mrs Caglen if they nad any poison in the house and they answered in the negative The Rev Mr Losen substantiated the testimony o previous wit nesses Both said that the house was cold and unlighted when they went lo it Under Required Age Mrs Sam SnidgrBr Cbariton was called to testify about the Iowa Homestead Accident insurance for which she was a saleswoman She said Casten was Interested in ob tainingthe policy for his wife and daughter but could not lake il on Ihe latter because she was under the required age Casten and his wife are accuse of poisoning Romelda to obtain insurance on her life Have Heated Argument Dr Fritchen said there were abrasions on the left hand as if struck by a blunt instrument There Turn in Pace 2 Column KOMELDA CASTEN Flays Haugen for Ouster of Postmistress Course in Marble Rock Case Warrants Re tirement View ROCKFORD May scorch ing attack upon Representative Gil bert N Haugen featured Ihe edilor ial page of Ihe Rockford Register this week Gov John Hammill Ed Smith and Auditor F M Graham came in for criticism at the hands of Editor Frank Trigg bill chief attenlion was devoted lo the North vood congressman Mr Haugen was held up as a man vithout ability or enterprise who has held on lo his position at Waah ngton thru the extensive use of ree seeds and his franking privi eges EditorL H Henry of the Charles City Press is alluded to as GRAF MOORED ATPERNAMBUCQ Brazilians Thrilled at Sigh of Giant Air liner PERNAMBUCO Brazil May 23 Graf Zeppelin was moored safely today lo a squal red arid white mast here at the end of its first transequatorial flight and its sixth transAtlantic crossing Tonight after the tropical sun was set Dr Hugo Eekener the ships master wil sLart it on the third lay of its 38000 mile journey from Friedrichshafen still further southward to Rio Janeiro 350 Mitt on Kopcg The Graf arrived over Campo Gi quia the landing field here at oclock p m p in C S T just 61 hours from the time it cir cled La Tablada airdome twice at Tiirn loTngo 2 nlnnin TESTIFIES IN ARSON TRIAL Floyd K Farnum Fred ericksburg Man Tried in New Hampton NEW HAMPTON May witnesses testified in behalf of the state in district court here Thurs day wherein Floyd K Farnum Fredericksburg druggist is being tried for arson It is alleged that Farnum set fire to the buildings on his farm located about four miles southwest of Fredericksburg on Ihe morning of March 3 The main witness of the day was Mark W Muir Muir testified to all details in the case and implicated Farnum in the setting the buildings on fire Other witnesses of Ihe day were Homer Hadley tenant on Ihe farm whose wife and four children nnd his fatherinlaw Ff Gerlach escaped from the burning house Gus Gitsch proprietor of the Black and White cafe in FrerJericksburg and Lawrence Steege a neighbor of Hadleys Gait Plays Thor GALT May W F Brigger announces that the Gait baseball club will cross bats with Tbor nl Thor on Sunday Hopkins will do the twirling for Gait HOUSE ORDERS PROBE Longworth to Name Com mittee of Five to Make Inquiry WASHINGTON May 23 special house commitlee is to con duct an investigation of communis tic activities and propaganda in America The inquiry was ordered by the house late yesterday in approving a resolution sponsored by Chairman Snell of the rules committee and Representatives Fish of New York and Underbill of Massachusetts republicans It was adopted by a vote of 210 to 18 The measure provided for the ap pointment of a committee of fivety Speaker Longworth which would be empowered to subpoena wit nesses and records The committee was directed to investigate the membership of the communist party in the United States the Ara torg Trading corporation of New York which Is the soviet govern ments official commercial repre sentative here and the Daily Work er a repvited communist organ The adoption of the resolution was opposed by Representative Ramseyer of Iowa republican who contended thatit would diverl at tention from economic and unem ployment and result in a wild goose chase He proposed that n committee be created to find out what Is wrong with the industrial and economic systems of this coun try UNCOVER TRIPLE MURDER SUICIDE Farmer Shoots SoninLaw Daughter Grandson Hangs Himself WILKESBARRE Pa May 23 T1 triple murder and B suicide were discovered today on the farm of Ernest L Snydcr GO wealthy fruit grower at Harding near here Snyder is declared to have shot his soninlaw his daughter and grandson before hanging himself in a garage on Ihe farm Heavy losses n the stock market were said lo have caused him to commit the Besides Snyder the victims were Charles Shepherd 35 Mrs Madge hepherd 32 and Ernest Shepherd All three had been shot thru the head as they slept The triple killing and suicide were discovered when a farm hand re sorted for work U S Envoy to Tokyo Guest of Emperoi TOKYO May 23 R Caslle Jr United States ambassa dor to Japan during the London naval conference and Mrs Castie todav were guests of the emperor and empress of Japan at a farewell luncheon in their honor chief henchman and oracle he Haugen machine and extended attenlion is given to the situation at Marble Rock in which the wom an in charge of the postoffice is alleged to have been ousted from office at the urging of the Charles City publisher HccallH Political Start Mr Trigg in hia article began b recalling the circumstances sur rounding Mr Haugens nominatio in Ihe fourth district conventio thirtytwo years ago this summe Tt followed a deadlock between Ui forces of the two leading cand dates Blylhe and TJpdegraff Mr Haugen was a very da horse Mr Trigg recalled am neither of the leading candidate nor any of their friends hurborec the ghost of an idea that he would ever serve more than one term He had nothing in the of personal ity experience or speaking ability that gave evidence of fitness lor this important office Thanks to Free Seeds But once in he was able thru the big leverage of the free frank ing privilege and free seed graft to intrench himself in the favor of many constituents Moreover those were days of bitter strife bclwecn the standpal and progressive fac Lions of the party and for many years following his elevation his colorless personality nnd allltuclo served to commend him as a com promise candidate Nor xvere Lhese same character istics offensive to the representa tives of big business who were on lo the ropes nndl knew how to get things done Within the week the Register has been informed by one of the best posted men in this dis trict that the big business interest of the dislrict feel very kindly toward Mr Haugen Acceptiihlo to Big Business Thruotxt the later years and par ticularly during the last decade and a half he has been most acceptable to the leaders of the republican party many of whose corrupt prac tices have literally smelled to heav en e cabinet mem bers Tea Pot Dome etc Ho fully was the Fourth district congress man able to be all things lo all men that he acquired Lhe OGERS men Foxy Gilbert If he ver Turn In ije 2 Culmim ATTORNEY ASKS THAT SUMS BE REPAID STATE Legislators Extra Pay Illegally Ordered Says Lawyer CARROLL May 23 McCrary Carroll attorney today filed suit in district court in an at tempt to recover expense money voted by members of the last Iowa general assembly charging that it was appropriated contrary to law He named as defendants J G Men ill state senator from the fortyeighth Iowa district and George ODonnetl state represenla live from Carroll county He asked Unit Merrill be required to return the state S500 he received for ex enses during the last legislative ssion with interest from May Ifi 129 and lhal ODonnell be required o return with interesl from he same dale On Ittthulf of SUite McCrary said in the petition Lhat was filing the suit against the wo legislalors on behalf of the tale of Iowa as a cilizen and own er oC properly upon which he pald taxes lo the state The petition said the suit for re covery of the expense money was based on Ihe ground lhat Ihe money voted by the lasl legislature was aclually an increase in the salaries of the members of Ihe general as sembly and that as such il was un constitutional on the ground that the legislature cannot increase Us own salary The petition said that Ithafiacls were an attempt by Indirection and evasion to increase the compensa tion of members of the fortythird jcneril assembly and asks that the pretended ncls of the general ns Frmhly described in the petition he declared to be not law and of no force and effect Case in Term The suit is expected to be tried in he term of court beginning June 2 iltbo ihe plaintiff in his petition in he was ready for trial with n 21 hours The poll lion charges lhat the gov rnnrs approval of the bill can add lothing to the force or effect and lieges that the governor not only nade no effort to prevent saW loneys from being taken but has mde no effort to recover said noncys and will not tho he has the lower and duly so lo do Introduced by Hayes DFS MOINKS May 23 ixpeuse bill passed by the forty bird general assembly was intro luccd by Representative James M laves of Dubuque Feb 16 1929 passing the house by a vote t 08 to 48 and the senate 28 to D it was approved April 3 1929 The maximum expenditure under he bill which allowed SSOO to each senator and representative and the iculcnant governor for expenses luring the session would have been iboul 580000 Not nil the Icgisla ors however filed claims for any or all of the amount The sum was allowed in addition o the St000 salary Opponents of he measure claimed that it vio lated the provision of the constitu tion which provides that no general assembly shnll have the power to ALGONA READY TO MEET BKVKRLY HILLS Cnl May 23 for an old friend Jim Davis He is going to be the fresh man senator from Pennsylvania He beat Uncle Joe Grundy Uncle Joe goes back 10 coaching now He holds the same position with the icpubli cnns in the senate as Knute Hockne docs with the great Noire Dame team You donl see Ivnule crying because he is nol playing on the team Some guy in Pennsylvania took he Literary Digest vote ser iously nnd run wet He carried his family and two friends Yours Colored Lights and Brass Bands in Evidence for Candidates Arrival ALGONA May banners are flying in the streets and each store window in town is hearing a sign reading Welcome Home Dick in honor of Congress man L 7 Dickinson candidate for U S senator who wilt address an open air meeting al Ihn Central school grounds this evening Should the weather prove incle ment plans have bern made lo hold Ihe meeting in the high school au ditorium Algonas municipal band will be on hand lo greet the en tourage of Congressman Dickinson when he arrives sometime this afternoon and with the arrival of evening the city will be a myriad of colored lights Invitations have been exlcnded over Kossulh county lo al voters lo iitlend Algonns Dickinson Day A larpc crowd is anticipated hy the ronimitteo in charge of the eve nings program Turn In Price Column IOWA WEATHER icnorally fair Friday night nd Saturday Slightly cooler night in north anil cen tral portions Possibly lixit frnst Friday night in favorable locations in north portion LOCAL STATISTICS weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning MilYiSIKIfll Minimum AI H A M KalnFulI in ;