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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1930, Mason City, Iowa u 2 T 6 3 I nv North Iowas DAILY PAPEE Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 26 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 196 Fears Secret Vote Nomination Debates Now Are Open to Public LIQUOR By CHARLES V STEWART ASHINGTON May 26 CPAl Abandonment of the senates good old custom o f considering certain sorts of its business in se cret has made more difference than even exper ienced politicians expected In particular presidential ap pointments al ways were ap proved or reject ed behind closet doors until a few months ago This did not prevent an occasional rejection to ha sure Nevertheless it is generally ques tioned among the solons if President Hoovers selection of Judge John J Parker as an associate justice of the United States supreme court would have been turned down but for the fact that each senator had tn go on record on the subject for his states voters to remember next election day IT is easy to see how publicity or the contrary might effect the senators ballotinug on a presiden tial appointment For example suppose a case like the appointment of Judge Parker whose confirmation as everyone knows was fought by organizej Turn in Page 2 Column ROW LOOMS ON NAVY BUILDING Admirals Claim U S Has Need for All of Ships 26 ratification of the London treaty at an early date vir tually assured a figrit is looming in the senate on the question of wheth ere legislation to authorize the con struction of the fleet permitted by Uic pact is taken up this sum mer or deferred to the nextsession Party leaders believe that it will go over and opponents of the bi building program involved are ready lo make a determined fight In this they plan to turn to their own use the testimony of numerous ranking officers of the navy who have ap peared before the foreign relations and naval committees in opposition to ratification Admiral after admiral has con tended that America has no need for all of the six inch gun cruisers al lotted to the United States by the treaty Rear Admiral Hilary P Jones who served as a technical ad visor to the delegation at London contended that the construction o all nC these would leave the navy with a frozen tonnage in ships o this category when the treaty ex pires in 1933 Senator LaFollette republican Wisconsin a member of the foreign relations committee has carefully noted down objections of this natun for use when the construction pro gram legislation comes up before the senate The big group is da manding that the construction pro gram permitted by the treaty be au thorizecl at an early date A conference of senate rpublican leaders was called today to decide whether the treaty will be taken uf before adjournment at a special ses sion which President Hoover plan to call immedately if the pact ha not been carried to a vote when con gross adjourns AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa thinks Im hardheart ed but Ive seen him get over so many dyin spells that I Hist cant keep awake after I get him a dose o sotly GUILTY Large Crowd Greets Band on Return From Flint G 0 P LEADERS TRY TO SPEED UP LEGISLATION Senate Will Attempt to Avoid Extra Ses sion OTTAWA Ont May 26 MP house of commons today Hpproved the London treaty for limitation of naval armaments It now goes to the senate WASHINGTON May 26 Senate republicans decided at a party conference today to attempt o dispose of the London naval reaty the rivers and harbors bill he tariff and several other impor ant pieces of legislation before ad ournment Senator Watson the majority eader said no vote was taken but hat the consensus was that the egislalive program should be dis osed of first in order to give a Jlear path for the treaty when it s reported from the foreign rela ions committee He said veterans egislation probably would be con idered as well as the house bill to regulate bus transportation The republican leader said the program made it unlikely that con ress could adjourn before early in July Disposal of the legislative pro gram first he said would give ample time for the foreign relations and naval committees to complete reaty hearings and clear the way or floor debate All Acted on by House The tariff conference report is ex iccted to require about 10 days in he seriate He would not hazard a Kcdictidn as to how long the rivers ind harbors bill would take All of the legislation decided to je taken up at this session has been acted upon by the house Senate committees have made radical changes in the house bills on rivers ind harbors veterans hospitaliza tion and bus regulation however and if approved by the senate would necessitate further house action The party conference went into the merits of the naval treaty to some extent Watson said but he did not make clear what objections wereraised PLANNING OCEAN HOP Clarence Chumbcrlin transoceanic flyer will attempt another Imp across the Atlantic with Rulh Nichols society uviatrix as co pilot it has been reported A new plane designed for ocean Hying is under construction in Chamberlins New Jersey factory Chani lierlln and Miss Nichols are shown here Lust spring Cnamhcrlln and Miss Nichols visited DCS Moines by airplane Nationalist Official Blames Red Activities SHANGHAI May 25 completing a tour of the Yangtse valley provinces a representative of the nationalist government foreign ministry today stated that the var ious red armies in China were acting upon the instigation of tho Russian third international which waa seeking to create a reign of ter ror in order to embarrass the Nanking regime The foreign office representative is a high military officer of the na tionalist government He asserted that communist ele ments were seeking to gain their purpose principally by abducting for eigners in the interior and thereby embroiling the Nanking administra tionin difficulties with foreign gov ernments FINDBlW MISSING JURIST California Judge Out for Walk Had Fallen Off Cliff OAKLAND Cal May 26 A reward has resulted in the discovery of the body of Superior Judge Edward W Engs missing for nine days in an abandoned quarry less than 200 yards from his home Judge Engs was suffering from a nervous breakdown and had been delirious only a few hours before he dressed early in the morning and slipped out of his house He appar ently had started on one of his fa vorite walks along a path that skirts the cliff edge above the quarry A misstep and the sod gave way under him A shrub stripped of leaves told of a clutching hand and 150 feet below his broken body was found hidden by scrub vegetation in a location visited by hundreds of searchers since the jurist disap peared All theories of suicide nr foul play were discarded by relatives after examination of the body and the broken sod and stripped shrub at the top of the precipice Paul Bonaham 41 and Jack Maher 49 located the body yester day They will divide equally the 5500 reward offered by the Engs family and 15500 additional offered by the California state bar for the finding of Judge Engs WILL ROGERS f BEVERLY HILLS May Say did you read the speeches of those high school kids in that final debating in Washington Sounded like the only first class oratory that had been pulled in Washington in years Then they give em an un prepared subject to talk on and they were all marvelous We got to quit knocking these young folks They may be raising1 cain but golly they are smart A young girl sec ond cousin of mine from Muskogee Okla was given the subject Habeas Corpus to speak on right then Why half of us dont know if its a disease or a new tooth paste or a radio announcers real name Yours NOMINATION OF MacNIDER SENT TO UPPER HOUSE WASHIOTOX Mny President Hoover Bnnl to Hie senate today the nomination of Htm ford MncNlder of Iowa as minister to Camilla The selec tion Nvis announced last Archbishop Lord Davidson Succumbs After Long Illness LONDON May 2G Church of England was in mourning today for the Archbishop Lord Dav idson former archbishop of Can terbury who died at a m yes terday after a lengthy illness He was 82 years old Funeral services for the former primate who was the first of his long line to die in retirement and who held the first temporal that of be extended to n English churchman will be held Friday at Canterbury cathedral ISO UcNiucbt SjndiCBtr Inc PLAN INQUEST INTO ACCIDENT Keokuk Pair Killed as Car Collides With Ice Truck KEOKUK May 26 in quest was set for this afternoon into Che death of Madclyn Nunn 50 and Roy Leake 35 who were killed yesterday when their automobile collided with the ice truck of Her man Azinger Leake was drivingwhen the cars crashed at a street intersection Miss Nunn and Leake were thrown clear of their car their skulls being fractured as they were hurtled thru the windshield They died shortly after being taken to a hospital Azinger was injured about the chest and is suffering from tho shock GREAT NEW SERIAL STORYLOVEr ADVENTURE AND ROMANCE Mr Vallees stein song may be nil right but in the old days you never saw a man crooning into his Crousc In New York Kvcninu Tost PARADE STAGED THRU BUSINESS SECTION OF CITY 1500 Parents and Friends Meet Local Players TIRED but undaunted by their first 1 taste of national competition the state high school champion Ma son City band returned from Flint Michigan Sunday evening to be greeted by a crowd of approximate ly 1500 residents or Mason City The Mason City band failed to place in the finals of the national tournament but William Rae won first place in the flute contest He wag placed third in the slate con test but the national judges ranked him as the best flute player among those gathered from all parts of the United States William is the son of Principal and Mrs James Rae Altho the local band failed to place in the finals in which six bands competed Edwin Frapko Goldman noted director ranked the Mason City players in fifth place Marched Thru City Immediately after getting off anl unloading their instruments and luggage from the special Milwau kee pullman train the band mo bilized in the street and under the leadershipof Gerald Prescott high school director who has led the or ganization to its second high school championship marched thru the heart of the business district At the intersection of Stato street and Federal avenue traffic was halted and tho band played two selections before the largo crowd which had accompanied it from the station Was Good Experience Altho the band failed to place in the finals for the United States championship the members of the group received an experience which was unique for most of them They are happy to be home again how ever even tho many a mother was slightly disturbed to notice that there was an accumulation of dust in her sons ears or that his neck had the appearance slight neg lect Altho somewhat travelworn from their allday trip the boys and girls arrived in Mason City re markably fresh All made the ex cursion with no discomfort from ill ness Dr George M Crabb train physician stated Competition Keen In all the band and solo contests competition was keen The high school players gathered at Flint icpresented the winners thruout the United States and all were pre pared to do their best According to the Mason City delegation Willinm Une played his best at the national contest He was completely absorbed in the music he was presenting before the judges and was declared victorious over nine others several of whom studied under Chicago symphony artists Miriam Marston ably played the accompaniment Dorothy Bam ber was also accompanist for Ma son City soloists Bob Bagley was tied for fourth place out of 13 competing in this division Don Woods ranked fifth out of 10 bnss players Ernest ranked eighth among 10 biritone horn musicians Sidney Sanborn was placed tenth among 14 trombone players Brown Was Ninth Arlemas Brown ranked ninth among 12 French horn players Raymond Hughes placed eleventh in oboe competition Arlene Bentz bassoonist was unable to play be cause the accompaniment music was lost The clarinet quintet ranked sev enth among nine other wind groups In commenting on the local bands ranking Director Prescott stated that the Mason City players were outplayed Many of the schools which competed have large enroll ments and their players were more mature Many grade students are in the local band Altho the younger students are capable they lacked the stamina to cr tinue playing at a high standard after a long trip and among much excitement Were in Finals Bands which were in the finals were GJcnville high school of Cleve land West Technical school of PLACE IN NATIONAL Trenton Cops Check Sunday LaivViolators RUM PURCHASER CANNOT BE BROT TO TRIAL RULE WILLIAM KAE TRENTON N J May 26 Pi Hundreds of names and addresses were in the possession of the police today because their owners played golf tennis or radio bought or sold gasoline cignrels or groceries or operated trolley cars busses or trains in this capital city on the Sabbath Eolicemen armed with notebooks and pencils were stationed yester day at filling stations cigar stoics and other places of business to re cord violations of the vice and im morality act of 17S1S Any person observed exchanging currency of the land for merchandise or vice versa was asked his name and ad dress and informed that his name ould be presented to the Mercer otmty grand jury Other officers oC the law stalked iru the residential streets atrain ng their ears for strains non eligious music from radios pianos ornels or other instruments When hey detected such sound they nocked at the door of the citizen nd took his name The crews of trains trolleys and he like violating the 132 year old aboo were duly recorded Original y the law permitted only drug store purchases of necessary metii cines and the driving of buggies to urgent reasons An amendment per milted walking or driving for pleas ure Only one train a day is legal Director of Public Safety L Barrc said the police would continu Supreme Court Decides BOB BAGLEV William Kao won first place in tha national flnti contest mill Bob Bajflry tied for fourth ptiiie on he cornet against competition of the severest kind at Flint Jlich lust week for Farrar in Test Case WASHINGTON May 2R buyer of bootleg liquor cannot under ordinarycircumstances be prosecuted In one of the most im portant decisions under prohibition the supreme court today made this ruling in the test case of James E Farrnr or Boston At the same time it in effect de clined to pass upon the question whether the buyer of liquor who knows that shipment is involved in delivery can be prosecuted for con spiracy The latter case was that of Al ed 1C Morris New York banker ho bought liquor fiom a Philadel lia bootlegger The high court said since Norris nd virtually entered a plea of uilty by pleading nolo eontendere 3 conviction must be sustained May Huvn Hud Purpose In the Farrar case Justice Suth rlancl pointed out that up until now he government had not considered be buyer guilty Commenting that no additional legislation hart been by congress he said tha court sustained a lower tribunals decision that quashed the cases against Farrar Justice Sutherland said that con gress might have purposely passed no additional laws in order that the their checkup next Sunday and th next Yesterdays crusade restilte from the sudden rebellion of shop keepers and theater owners Ins Sunday when without previous no lice they opened their doors and di a thrivingbusiness Some of the ministers protester and Director La Barre set the po lice to recording isolations From Flint By MISS GENEVIEVE BHOWN Sidney Lanicr our southern poet and musician said that Music is love in search of a word Those of us who were as onlookers and who were getting the undercurrents of feeling at this national band con teat know that Lanler is right that music is the language of Divine and human love the only language that is universal We are seeing the love ly prolog of the drama of brother hood and peace played to a thrilling beginning The actors are free from bitter rivalries each wants to ex press as perfectly as possible his nrl as he knows it and takes a keen delight in any evidence of that de sire in all others These 3500 stu dents are real American boys and girls in their love of fun but on the streets in rehearsals in the contests there is no evidence of rowdiness or abuse of each other All is kindly interest and sympathy The people of Mason City have made no mis take in sending these young people here let the judges say what they will When this national band move ment becomes international and boys and girls from all countries meet to commune in this language of brotherhood the curtain will rise on the real drama of peace Tin 21 The trophy for class A is ID 3 inches high with a 20 inch base rep resenting a band shell similar that in East Park in Mason City ITiini lo ohiiuii Katcher Rites Postponed After Wire From Sister CHARLES CITY May of the body nf Frank Katcher was postponed until the arrival of his sinter Mrs George Johnson of Ore gon who had wired she was coming after Ihe time was set for the fu ncrnl Saturday morning The Rev Ickel officiated at Ihe services in the Roseville church and the body was brot to the Mauser funeral home here Johnson is expected tomorrow Mason sill Years OSAGE May A Buchan an whn has been a Mason for SO years has received a certificate stating that fact from the Iowa AGENT TESTIFIES IN CASTEN TRIAL Dean A W Teeters Tells of Analysis of Girls Stomach DECORAH May 2G PI D Whitney insurance agent today testified that Walter Casten on trial for the slaying of his daugh ter Romelda M asked that a life insurance policy on the child be raised from to 55000 the day after he made out the application Whitney testifying for the state said he obtained Caslens applica tion for the policy on June 12 and the next day he went with Dr A F Fritchen of Decorah to the Casten home to examine the girl On that day Caslen asked Hint Ihe policy be increased nnd paid the S03 premium with n check he had received from the sale of cream lAft on Business Trip About a week after the funeral oC Romelda who was fniincl dead by her parents in their farm home Nov 23 Whitney said Mr and Mrs Casten signed a proof of death paper Roy a druggist testified briefly regarding the sale to Casten of some poison nnd Henr3 Ness em balmer told of the girls burial Mrs Dan Wise a neighbor testi fied that she tried to call the Casten home several times the morningof Nov 23 btit received no answer Previously witnesses had quolet Casten as saying he and Mrs Cas ten left their home about in tlio morning on a business trip to De corah Mrs Wise said she first tried to call the Castens at She was the last witness before Ihe noon adjournment Tellers Testifies DRCORAH May buyer might testify against the seller Following announcement of the decision Assistant Secretary Ixw man of the treasury in charge of prohibition enforcement safri that the prohibition unit had always taken the attitude sustained by the court Mny Bring legislation The decision is expected to result n renewed agitation for legislation to make the buyer guilty A bill to hat effect now is pending Attorney General Mitchell selected he Farrar case as a test to solve several troublesome questions Jn prohibition enforcement The fod iral district court quashed the Far indictment holding it was not in offense under the prohibition act o purchase liquor from a bootleg rcr The government tnok the position n the supreme court that all pur chases of liquor except under a per mit or a physicians prescription were illegal Would Make Buyers Illegal Counsel for Farrar argued that he permits which the government insisted were necessary to legalize the purchase of liquor were issued only to manufacturers ana others authorized to withdraw liquor and alcohol for other than beverage pur poses and did not apply to pur chasers from bootleggers He also pointed nut that while the prohibition amendment was being framed in congress unsuc cessful efforts were mndn to pen alize purchasers and that Senator Sheppnrd of Texas one of the pro of the prohibition amend ment recognizer that it did no cover purchases of liquor Irom bootleggers and now had pending a bill to make such purchases illegal Sfae Wea IOWA WEATHER Iurlly rloiuly Monday night ami Tuisday in south portion Unsettled in north portion slightly iviirniKr Monday nlgHC ill northrasl and east central portions Soimuvhat cooler Tuis ilay In northwrst portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGayeUe weather figures fur 21 hour period ending at 8 prevailed in the courtroom as one i oclock Monday morning of the stales star witnesses Dean W J Teeters Iowa City took the witness stand in Ihe case of Walter Casten here Casten is accused of adminislerins poisoji to his ter and causing her death last No vember The first witness called was Cas per Holland clerk nf the district court Mr Selland testified that be came into possession if the six hot ties containing poison in Mnrcli f and I hat they were given him by S J Moore foreman of Ihe grand juryMr Hellanl in company with other officials took these bottles to Dean Teeters at Iowa City to have Turn In iiliiniii 41 Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday 59 Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday fiT Minimum in Night 44 ;