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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 27 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 197 Would Split Texas Garner Has Plan of Cutting Up His State By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON May sentative Jack N Garners scheme to give the south eight new members of the U S senate by carving up Texas whence lie comes to Wash ington into five instead of only one as at present is an or iginal o one disputes that The only criti cism of it which one hears from 55 congress consti U S DRY AGENTS Sixty Workers Are Killed in Rangoon Dock Riots tutional authorities is that it would be almost impossible to make it Garner seems to think it would be as simple as drinking a glass of water According to paragrapH 1 sec tions article 4 of the U S consti tution New states may be admitted by the congress into the union but no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states or parts of states without the con sent of the legislatures of the states concerned AS WELL AS OF THE CONGRESS Now is it likely ask the critics that a predominantly northern con gress ever will sanction any south ern states subdivision of itself so as to shift control of the senate to the austral side of the MasonDixon line Is it imaginable that even a democratic congress would do considering the various bickerings which occasionally occur between the northern and southern wings of the democratic party thus the critics smile skeptically s but rejoins Representative Garner Texas is different from DRYS DISAGREE Populace in ON COURT RULE ON RUM BUYERS Some Think No New Legislation Is Necessary May 27 LEADS FOR GOVERNOR sharp conflict of opinion among the dry leaders of the senate was produced today by the supreme courts decision declaring the pur chaser of bootleg liquor ordinarily immune from prosecution The disagreement concerned the advisability of seekingthe early en actment of legislation to make the liquor buyer punishable under the prohibition laws Senator Sheppard of Texas urged that such action be undertaken Senator Jones of Wash ington expressed an opposite view Three Bills Offered Sheppard was coauthor of the eighteenth amendment Early in the present session he introduced a bill to make the seller and purchaser of illicit liquor equally liable to pun ishment Jones is the author of the famous five arid 10 law providing severe maximum penalties for viola tions ofthe dry statutes Meanwhile a series of three bills intended to improve prohibition en forcement principally thru the re Police Forced to Fire Into Mob to Quell Disturbance RANGOON India May 27 Sixty deaths were reported of ficially tonight in two days of dis orders attending a dock strike in this Burman capital Many more I are believed to have been killed inj the rioting between Burmese cool ies and Hindus with whom the po lice have been battling unremittingi ly since yesterday morning The rioters were armed with iron bars sticks and daggers The situation was so bad that police on several occasions were obliged to fire into the mass The populace was thrown into I terror by the rioting and remained indoors afraid to venture forth even for food The problem of feed ing the terror stricken thousands this evening became acute Military forces were stationed at I all entrances to the city today to prevent an influx of those who might wish to take sides in the fighting The gloom of a beleaguered city descended this evening upon the capital The rioting originally con fined within a small area along the waterfront gradually had forced itself upon other zones Column lief of congested federal court dock eta bore judiciary With several RIO IS KILLED IN PLANE CRASH Ship Attempting Night Flight Over Tulsa Is Burned TULSA Okla May 27 Crashing as the pilot was landing on the lighted Garland airport an airplane carrying Miss Ursa Mall 28 of Tulsa and Robert Hammond 21 and George S Busboom both of Carthage Mo fell 00 feet here last night and burned killing the trio Bodies of the victims were seared beyond recognition A halt hour was required to extricate them from the smoldering wreckage Friends of the three persons who had accompanied them to the field for the night flight witnessed the accident Busboom a marble quarry owner proprietor of the plane and Ham mond his pilot accompanied by E J Peters Tulsa marble dealer flew here this afternoon from Carthage The ship was left at the field foi some minor repair work About 11 oclock Busboom and Hammond accompanied by several friends re turned to the field and had the mo tor warmed up for night fligh above Tulsa Attendants at the airport said the plane after flying low over th city returned above the fielt dipped as if to land and the zoomed over a hangar before fall ing The reason for the crash wa unknown modifications the program followed the general outline of the plan pro posed by the Hoover Law Enforce ment commission More Strenuous Fines One measure would authorize the summary prosecution of offenses elsewhere defined IBS misdemeanors before United States commissioners without a jury Whatever the action of the commissioner it must be con firmed or disapproved by a member of the federal bench Another would amend the United tates code to define a misdemeanor of ammunition and carry on their as AUNT MET By Robert Quillen Turn to Page 2 Column GRAFPRIMEl FOR NEXT HOP Zeppelin Will Leave Wed nesday ior Havana and U S PERNAMBUCO Brazil May 27 Graf Zeppelin 8000 miles of its 18000 mile trip behind it was primed today for the next lap of its long 5000 mile trip to HavanaCuba and Lakehurst N J Departure was set for tomorrow with the exact hour uncertain Meanwhile replenishment of fuel lifting gas ballast and supplies con tinued while more than a ton o mail has been put into the dirigibl0 for the long trip north The course to be set by the dirig ibles master Dr Hugo Eckener was uncertain but it was believed that he would leave the coast abou Natal and strike due north until 20 miles north of the mouth of th Amazon river and then head north westward for Havana From Havana where the dirigibl will remain but a short while h will make a short cruise over th Bahamas and then follow the nort American coast to Lakehurst D Eckener expects to be there by Sun day night at the latest and to be back in Germany by June 9 By avoiding the Amazon estuary the dirigible should escape some of the bad weather common to that area There are almost continuous squalls and storms in that section of the Caribbean coupled with the extreme temperature of the equa torial region they might prove haz ardous for the Graf Heaps of building being repaired after the recent earth quake provided the rioters with ample supply barricades to saults Riots Are Continued BOMBAY May 27 suppressing renewed attacks by Moslems in the Bhendi bazar dis trict fired three times into the mob this forenoon injuring seven Moslems A polica sergeant was ac cidentally shot in the arm and taken to a hospital Total casualties thus far in the Bhendi bazar rioting number three dead from gunshot wounds and 53 persons in hospitals with other in juries The 20 year old son of Major H R Byrne European resident meli cal officer at Bombay hospital was one of the victims of the rioting in the Bhendi bazar he was return ing home in an automobile when the crowd surrounded him European Was Robbed The mob took his watch ring and purse He was rescued by a Mo lamedian whose life was threat ened by the rioters for saving him Syrne was taken to a hospital The extent of his injuries was not made cnown Most of the shops in the district Charles H Tuttle United States district attorney at New York is leading the field of candidates for the republican gubernatorial nomination In York Washington is es pecially Interested in the pri mary fight because of the re desire to defeat Gov Franklin Roosevelt thereby eliminating him as the possible democratic presidential C FBRADY FIRE ACTION SETTLED BY STIPULATION druggist Takes as Damages Caused by Flames PHE action of C F Brady vs six L fire insurance companies was set led by stipulation Tuesday before he time the trial of the case was o be resumed at oclock The stipulation which was signed y attorneys for both sides speci ied that Mr Brady was to be paid as damages for a fire in his drug store on North Federal avenue and First street Jan 12 This is to e paid by the insurance companies n proportionate share with the amount of insurance carried on the store The original amount sought by Mr Brady was To Pay Costs Accordling to the stipulation the plaintiff is to pay costs except that the defendant companies will pay the costs of their own witnesses The case was started in the dis trict court last week when Mr Brady occupied the witness stand for a lengthy period The case at traded considerable attention chief ly because of arguments betwee attorneys over procedure methoc of questioning the witness to be a If its the man thats common his wife can refine him if it aint too late but a man that marries a common kind o woman lias got to truckle or travel were closed today A company of Turn o IHKO 2 Column Move on to Draft Pershing for1 Senator LINCOLN Nebr May 27 A move to draft Gen John J Pershing for the United States sen atorial race next fall has been start ed by exservicemen of Nebraska A A Misegadis a leader in the movement said petitions would be circulated in Pershings behalf lo day and when 000 signers were obtained his name would be filed as a candidate TURN TO NEW STORY DADS GIRL LOVE ADVENTURE ROMANCE DONT IT TWO ARE DEAD IN COLISEUM FIRE Others Believed Trapped by Falling Walls in Okla homa City OKLAHOMA CITY Okla May 27 persons lost their lives two others were reported by wit nesses to have been killed and at least several others were believed to have been trapped by collapsing walls when fire destroyed the Okla homa City coliseum today Witnesses estimated that from seven to 20 men were in the build ing when the walls crumbled half an hour after the fire was discov ered The body of Dick Mason fireman and that of an unidentified man also believed to have been a fireman were recovered Ernie Ball a fire man was reporled missing A S Johnson of the Oklahoma Street Railway company said he saw a Negro man and a boy about 13 years old caught under a falling wall A number of men were engaged in attempts to save more than 150 automobiles stored in the structure and several of this group were re ported to have been trapped Al Smith made one of his presidential campaign speeches in the building FARN1HRSON CASE CONTINUES Defense Attorneys Take Up Work With Retirement of State Witnesses NEW HAMPTON May for the state in the case against Floyd K Farnum Freder icksburg druggist who is charged with burning the farm buildings on the farm owned by him south of Frederickshurg last March rested their case this morning after com pletion of testimony from a total of 45 witnesses Defense attorneys now are exam ining witnesses in the case and it is expected that they will consume several days of court work in the drug store Over th weekend and on Monday checkin up on the losses suffered Jurors Excused Mr Brady was represented in the case by John Senneff Sidney Dillon of Des Moines and Fitzpatrick and Barlow of Mason City were attor neys for the defendant companies Upon the settlement of the insur ance case Judge M F Edwards ex cused all jurors for the term This concludes the court work for the term with exception of some equity matters set for next week accord ng to Judge Edwards BRITON RELEASED Casten Judge Refuses Plea for Verdict Taylor Orders Court to Continue With Evidence BULLETIN DECOKAH May 27 CIV Judge H E Taylor iodny over ruled a defense motion for a directed verdict for Walter Casten on trlivl on iv charge of miirdcr growing out of tho death of his daughter Itomeldn 14 The defense started tho taking of testi mony Japanese Observe 25th Anniversary of Russian Defeat TOKYO May 27 truce was called today in naval contro versy while the Japanese empire ob ImmucuIuLeJy clad Kdivurd Tatham socially prominent di rector of an English liquor firm Is snapped leaving court in New York City lifter having been released on 10000 bail He Is accused of engineering a hugo mm smuggling scheme for the wealthy DECORAH May slate finished its case against Walter Casten on trial for the murder of his daughter Romelda 14 in the Winneshiek county court at 10 oclock this morning Judge H E Taylor declared for a brief recess after which attorneys for the de fense are expected to petition for a directed verdict in favor of the de fendant Roger Gillman 15 who worke on the Casten farm during the bus season in July last summer state that one time when Romelda wh was leading the horse on the ha fork rope made some mistake h father picked up a short stick anc walking toward her said Damn you Romelda Be more careful or Ill take this stick to you Luella Pfister teacher of the country school where the girl was a pupil stated that Romelda was friendly and cordial with her class mates but in spite of this was not especially popular Neighbors and friends of the fam ily who testified during the closing of testimony for the slate were Oscar Sorenson and Mrs Otto Olson Mary Olson drug store clerk tes tified that she had sold Casten some poison he said he intended to use to kill gophers and rodents Called to describe the effects of ACCUSE QUINTET OF CONSPIRACY IN LIQUOR DEALS Washington Administra tor and Aids Facing Charges OEATTLE Wash May 27 O Five men prominent in prohi bition enforcement in the north est including Roy C Lyle admin rator for Washington Oregon d Alaska today were under fcd al indictment facing various larges of bribery and conspiracy violate the national prohibition ct Besides Lyle those named in in ctments returned yesterday in nde William M Whitney Lylea lief assistant and legal advisor ail Corwin prohibition officer ichard L Fryant former dry gent but now a deputy sheriff and T McKinney former United tatcs district attorney Lyle was released on his personal ecognizance in lieu of ball Whitney was required to furnUn 55000 bail Fryant posted a bond for 52500 bail and Corwin was at liberty af ter claiming United States Attnr slrychnine poisoning Fritchen told of the Dr A condition served the twentyfifth anniversary of the Battle of Tsushima in which Admiral Heihachiro Togo on May 27 1905 annihilated the Russian fleet achieved the greatest triumph of Japanese arms and scored the most decisive naval victory since the Battle of Trafalgar The central figure of the days observances was the veteran Count Togo admiral of the fleet wearer of the highest decorations his sov ereign can bestow ranking subject of the empire and Japans hero of heroes Electrician Killed SABULA May 27 Carpenter 42 Sabula was electro cuted at Mount Carroll III early today while repairing a broken wire of the Northwestern Illinois Utility company WILL OGERS Youngest Girl Pilot Is Killed in Crash COLORADO SPRINGS May 27 Ferguson 17 year old high school student and one of the youngest girls in the United States to hold a government private pilots license was killed today in the crash of her plane east of the city limits BEVERLY HILLS Cal May 27 all the papers over the weekend and it looks like Mr Hoover is sorter going to get a few breaks Even a glider airplane is not subject to as many conditions aa a United States president The cold winter was against him the wet spring was against him the wet senate was ngainst him the dry house of representatives was against him high tariff was against him low tariff was against him big navy was against him little navy was against him And to add to his other hard luck the fish wasnt biting So things just had to get better There wasnt any way it could gnt worse We shouldnt elect a president we should elect a magician Yours CLARKSVILLE BOY IS KILLED Lloyd Auxier Dies When Car Is Struck by Train CLARKSVILLK May Auxier 14 was killed outright and Dale Scherf 14 received 1 frac tured skull a broken arm and leg and a broken nnse when the car in which they were riding was struck by a Rock Island freight train last evening The two boys with four others were returning from an abandoned gravel pit where they had been swimming when the accident hap pened Their car stalled squarely on the tracks All of the group were able to leap to safety with the rx ception of the Auxier and Scherf boys The boys who leaped to safety were Robert and Burr Boyd Virgil Stevenson and Hans They stated that they had crossed the track once but one of the boys had lost his cap They had turned back and were recrossing tlte tracks when the motor stalled Both boys were thrown some dis tance from trie track by the impact and the car was completely wrecked The Scherf boy was rushed to the Waverly hospital where he is in a critical condition No funeral arrangements have been announced by Mr and Mrs L L Auxier parents of the clcal hoy The parents of Dale Scherf arc Mr and Mrs H F Scherf Romeldas body He said that her body was rigid and she apparently had died but a short time before his ney Anthony Savage had given him 48 hours to arrange his bond Mc Kinney was not under arrest Lyle Whitney Corwin and Fry ant were charged with conspiracy to accept bribes and with conspir acy to violate the national prohibi tion laws The four men a statement in which theysaid This indictment is based pri marily on the statements of boot leggers convicted by us It is an astoundingsurprise and seems to be the penalty for eight and onehalf years of vigorous honest and un compromising enforcement We were ready to meet these charges before the grand jury had we been permitted to appear We have abso lutely no fear of the ultimate out come Administrator Suspended WASHINGTON May 27 The treasury today suspended Roy Lyle prohibition administrator Wil liam Whitney counsel and Earl M Corwin investigators indicted in Seattle on graft charges examination CURATORS OUST MISSOURI PROF Max Meyer Permanently Re moved From University Faculty COLUMBIA Mo May 27 Dr Max F Meyer psychology pro fessor at the University of Missouri and storm center in the KCX ques tionnaire upheaval a year ago wah permanently ousted from the facul ty last night by the boarrl of cura tors for insubordination The bonrd however gave him a years ap pointment as research professor nt the central institute for the deaf at St Louis Dr Meyer suspended for a year in April 1929 for allowing the questionnaire to he issued assailed the board in an address before the southern society for philisophy and psychology at Nashville Tenn 10 days after his reinstatement this year In the address which led to his trial for insubordination he re ferred to two members of the board as mentally unfit nnd likened the hearing on the sex questionnaire tc an inquisition The men were suspended pending the out come of their trials Maurice Smith was appointed acting prohibition idministrator at Seattle IOWA KILLER GETS 15 YEARS Greenhalgh Sentenced on Second Degree Murder Charge KNOXVILLE May 27 liam Greenhalgh was sentenced to day lo 15 years in the Fort Madi son penitentiary on a plea of guilty to killing Peter Donkersloot Per shing recluse Judge E W Dingwell pronounced sentence on degree murder charge a second 1110 UtNiustl Bi Hoover Signs Seven Prison Reform Bills WASHINGTON May 27 President Hoover announced today that he had signed seven prison re form bills designed to enlarge the federal prison system and establish a comprehensive system of prison reform A writer declares that a garden keeps a man out of mischief What about Show Lon don Body of Policeman Found in Speakeasy CHICAGO May 27 body of Policeman John MacDon ald a bullet in his head wan found early today on Ihc flnor of a North California avenue speakeasy The officers pistol lay in th floor near his right hand The register had been rifled Several li quor glasses xv ere on tables in booths around the room and hats and coats hanging from the wall were evidence that customers had fled hurriedly Patrolman Claude Alexander hearing a shol ran to the place and discovered MacDonalclf body There were five men in he cijr rtorn which fronted for UIG speakeasy and he arrested them IOWA WEATHER Iarlly cloudy to cloudy Tues day night and Wednesday Thundershfnvprs Tuesday after noon or Tuesday night in west portion nnd in southeast por tion Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 77 Minimum in Nit111 At 8 A M TiiRsdiiy CM Five days without rain That sounds preposterous and yet its just what has happened Only 11 out of thn first 27 days of May however have been without pre cipilation and at best there ran nn better than even split aa be tween dry and wet days ;