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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 7, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILYIP APER Edited for the Home PTTV TAW A rpTJTTPOTA A CITY TOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 71929 UNITED PRESS V VOL XXX VI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE m KILLED AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMBNTAL SERVICE ERUPTION Texas THREElALLOTS ARE NEEDED TO FREE HAMILTON Accused of Shoot ing Walton in For mers Office U7EATHERFORD Texas Nov 7 W UBJudge RH Hamilton former member of the state su preme court commission of appeals was free today a jury having de cided he acted in self defense when his soninlaw Tom Walton Jr Amarilio bridegroom in a secret marriage was shot and killed in Hamiltons Amarilio law office last May The jury after listening to seven days of testimony and eight hours of argument required only one hour and 16 minutes to acquit The verdict came on the third poll of the jury Wake Defendant Up The defendant asleep in his ho tel room when the verdict was read dressed quickly when in formed of his acquittal and came to the lobby to meet friends Ther esa his IS year old daughter whose marriage to Walton sthe two attendedthe University of Texas was indirectly responsible forthe shooting threw her arms his neck V ph daddy was all she could consciencewas clear Ham said to the only newspaper who thru the cordon of jds which surrounded him Im 1 going hoiiie tomorrow The state sought to show that Hamilton knowing or suspecting his daughter had married Walton l deliberately shot the young man when Walton came to his office to make a clean breast of the affair The defense pictured Hamilton as a kindly father aware of Wal tons intention toward his daugh ter and willing to bless the couple once he was satisfied of Waltons desirability Had Uttered Threats Defense testimony painted ths young bridegroom in a sinister light however several witnesses testifying that Walton had uttered threats against Hamilton Hamilton himself from the stand testified that these threats had come to him thru others and that he had prepared to defend himself Power Company Asked to Produce Its Records WASHINGTON Nov 7 Montana Power company today was asked by the federal power com mission during the course of the hearing on the Flathead Mont power site to produce its records i on the average cost of generating jVtransmitting and distributing power from all Its plants after company officials said they could not give the figures ACQU1TTED Former Judge K H Hamil ton of Texas who was found not guilty of slaying his sonin Jaw Tom Walton Jr JURORS CLAIM INFLUENCING IN PANTAGES CASE Women Allege Coercion on Part of Fellow J uror 9Kf WeS IOWA WEATHER Kaln or snow probable Friday and in west and south portions Thursday not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Warmest Wednesday 33 Coolest In Night 29 At 8 A M Thursday 31 Wednesday was the coolest day of the autumn In fact the mercury hardly got above the freezing level Thursday morning the sky was overcast and prophets basing their guesses on appearances might con clude theres snow in them thar clouds T OS ANGELES Nov 7 davits by three women jurors that fear of radio utterances by the Rev R P Sbuler and alleged coer cion by a fellow juror had influenced them to return a verdict of guilty against Alexander Pantages were on file with District Attorney Buron Fitts today The affidavits were filed yester day in connection with the vaude ville magnates plea for a new trial o be heard in superior court Satur day Pantages was convicted of attack ng Eunice Pringle 17 a dancer and s liable to a sentence of from one to 50 years in San Quentin peni entiary Arrest Influenced Them The women jurors whose state ments were Included among seven iffidayits produced by counsel for Pantages to support a motion for a rehearing of the case are Mrs Christina D Ulrich Mrs William Ingles and Mrs Lotta C Steiner They swore they were influenced also in switching their early votes for acquittal by the inclusion of the words with clemency In the ver dict under the Impression that such a notation would make it mandatory that Superior Judge Charles Frickc pronounce a sentence of only one STOCK MARKET AFTER DECLINE MAKES BIG GAIN Leading Issues Close Above Wednesdays Final Figures By STANLEY W PRENOSIf Associated Press Financial Editor 1MEW YORK Nov 7 ing sharply to new low ground on what appeared to be further dis tress selling at the opening today stock prices thereupon rallied in spectacular fashion wiping out most of the early declines of to nearly 532 a share in the leading issues and converting many of them into gains ranging from 51 to a share It was one of the most impics slve recoveries since the current bear market started with the dis astrous break on Oct 24 Believe Bottom Is Struck Many brokers accepted the strong buying support which came into the market after the first tlur ry of selling had subsided as eii dence that the market had struck at least for the time be ing and that thebulk of the dis tress stock that has been over j hanging the market had been cleaned up The rally started before the end of the first hour and continued thn to the close altho final prices showed some concessions days high levels Inaccordance withthe ruling be fore the opening of trading Mon day todays session of the New York Stock Exchange was limited to three hours closingat 1 p m just before the close The ticker was reported as 72 minutes late with indications that the usual last minute rush of trading would delay the printing of the final quotation How They Closed NEW YORK Nov 7 price together with net changes compared vyith the previous close on 50 leading issues on the New York Stock Exchange are given be low When trading ceased at 1 p m the stock ticker was approximately two hours behind in reporting trans actions and the final quotation were furnished by the stock ex change over the bond ticker for about two hours Nearly Eight Million Sold Total sales for the three hour ses sion on the New York stock ex change were 7859360 shares as contrasted with 5914760 in the same period yesterday U S Steel common was again the bellwether of the market Open ing 7 a share lower at the stock thereon sold down to 516150 and then rebounded to 179dosing at 517450 for a net gain of 550 General Electric closed 518 a share higher at after having sold down as low as 519550 Westing house Electric which had sold down to 5117 closed at up G Erie Railroad common rallied from to 55350 up 55 and New York Central closed higher at after having touched S174 STOCKS SOON RALLY NEW YORK Nov 7 spectacular rally in stock prices took place on the New York stock exchange today after prices of that Garland Biffle a defense wit ness had been arrested for alleged perjury before deliberation began and that a discussion of the incident TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN a EXTRA SPEED COP TO WELCOME FOOTBALL FANS TO PLAINFIELD PLAINFIELD Nov towns welcome to the thousands of Minnesota football fans who motor thru here on their way to the HawkeyeGopher contest at Iowa City Saturday will be ex tended it is reported today by an extra speed patrolman For months Plalnfield the first village beyond Nashua on route to Iowa City has been gaining the reputation of being Iowas worst speed trap Scores of motorists who have neglected to obey the 15 mile an hour rule thru the twoblock business sec tion have been penalized on a charge of speeding or reckless driving Expecting an especially lucra tive flow of business in connec tion with the Minnesota pIP grimage according to report the city council has arranged for an additional a commis sion Friday and Sat urday one ge oay a year in the Los Angeles county jail many leading issues had plunged The women also stated they knew downward J3 to 515 a share on a tremendous outburst of selling at the opening of the market Most of the early losses were cut down and a number of Issues including U S steel common rallied to 56 a share above yesterdays final quota tions Blocks of 5000 to 75000 shares of stock believed to represent the completion at least temporarily of the forced liquidation which has been overhanging the market were thrown into the market regardless of cost at the opening Ticker Behind Already So great was the rush of selling that nearly 2500000 shares changed hands m the first half hour The ticker was running nearly a half hour behind the market at the end of the first hour U S Steel common converted an early loss of into a net gain TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 4 Hoover Will Speak on Foreign Relations in Armistice Address WASHINGTON Nov 7 retary Stimson said today that for eign relations would be the subject of President Hoovers Armistice day address which will be delivered at the American Legion celebra tion here in the Washington audit orium The secretary indicated dis armament would constitute one of the speech American Can 120 Am For Power 73 Am Smelting Am Tel Tel Anaconda Cop Andes Copper Atlantic Keflin Baltmpre Ohio 118 Bamsdall A 24 Bethlehem Steel 93 Brlggs Mfg 12 Canadian Pacllio 205 Cerro do Pasco 69 Chrysler 226 85 Yt 42 5 13 11 71 24 M 53 324 48 43 Vi 42 47 115 35 ys S14 185 Col Gas Elee Columbia Graph Comwith So Consol Gas Erie K B Gen Electric General Foods Gen Motors Gold Dust Hudson Motors Johns Manvillo Kennecott Cop Mo Kan Tox Montgomry Wrd Natl Cash Keg Natl Dairy Prod N Y Central Packard Motor Pet B TParFam Lasky Radio Corp Sears Koebuck Sinclair Con Oil Stand Oil N 3 Studebaker Texas Corp Tex Gulf Sulph Union Carb Union Pacific United Aircraft United Corp U S Steel Vanadium Warner Pictures West El Mfg 134 Woohvorth 68 up up down up up up up up up up down up down down up up down up up up up up P no change Vi 6 18 1 3 6254 102 36 54 224 48 174 64 up up up up up up P up up up up up up down down down up up do up up down down up down IS 3 5 1 0 THREE IDENTIFY WOMANS SLAYER Carolina Mill Worker Said to Have Slain Ella May Wiggins GASTONIA N Car Nov 7 Three persons already have taken he stand and identifies Horace Wheeler Loray mill worker as the man who fired the shot which killed Mrs Ella May Wiggins textile striker The state today had 15 other wit nesses ready in its effort to solve me of the acts of violence resulting rom recent textile labor disorders n North Carolina Judge Fender A McElroy Is con ducting the third investigation into he slayiug oe the woman Twenty ive witnesses have been heard in the present inquiry Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov Virginia went back to normalcy yesterday I can see Mr Hoover looking for a new fishing ground next summer Tam many Hal 1 showed that it was as strong east of the Hudson as It is weak west of there In fact the democrats won in pretty WILL ROGEKS near all the cities for mayor Funny thing how people will vote for em to run a town but not to run the country Any ambitious hostess that wants to give a din ner party and have It well adver tised cant do worse than to In vite Senator Brookhart He dont know what liquor is but he can tell where it was last seen Ydurs WILL ROGERS DELEGATION TO LONDON NAVAL CONFERENCE Associated Press Photo Thieves Rob Two Towns OFFICIAL E E Loomis Must Tell of Wall Street Party Before Jury WASHINGTON Nov 7 Dis trict Attorney Rover announced to day he would ask E E Loomis railroad official tp appear before the grand jury here Monday to tell what he knows of the famous Wall street booze party given here by Walter Fahyto a number of mem bers of congress Rover said he would take this ictionin response to a request from he grand Jury foreman before whom Senator Smith Wildmatj 3rookhart of Iowa appeared Tues day to tell of events that took place at the party Brookhart hi a speech in the sen ate said at the dinner he saw Loomis pour some alcoholic stutt from a bottle and drink it GIRL HURT AS CAR OVERTURNS Rose Jenkins of Rockford Is Unconscious Was Pinned Under Car Jenkins who lives on a rural route out of Rockford lies n a critical condition at Park hos pital as a result of injuries suffered at 45 oclock Thursday morning vhen the auto in which she was rid ng upset on the road near Portland ttiss Jenkins who is about 17 years of age had not recovered con sciousness for more than an huur after the accident in which she was tinned underneath a car She and Fred Jackson son of An drew Jackson who also lives near Rockford were driving to Mason ity to attend school here when heir car hit a rut near Portland turned over and pinned Miss Jen kins under the steering wheel Jackson who is about 14 years of age had to run a half mile to the nearest farm house to obtain help tc remove her The steering gear of the car rested on her chest and shut off her breath She was removed in an tin conscious condition and rushed to Park hospital where she had not regained consciousness at 2 oclock Thursday afternoon A physical examination had not been completed and it is not known whether she is suffering any broken bones or internal injuries Physi cians stated however that she had a chest injury and an injury on the head Miss Jenkins is a sophomore in the high school here Undoubtedly the automobile gets people out of doors but too fre quently it also gets them into hos NewsRepublican Earnings of Steel Group Are Offered WASHINGTON Nov 7 demand for a tariff on managa nese a raw material used in the manufacture of steel was made in he senate today by Senator Ash hurst democrat Arizona who said statistics in tax returns of the big teel corporations showed they had made a net profit of 5930181059 since enactment of present tariff aw Ashurst took the floor after Sen ator Wheeler democrat Montana said he had been informed President Hoover favored the free listing of managanese and asked if this had prompted the senate finance com mittee to place the product on the free list after once deciding to put a duty upon it Denies Hoover Influence Chairman Smoot denied Mr Hoover had influenced the commit tee in reversing its decision The Arizona senator said he cited the profits of the steel interests to show they could afford to pay a duty on manganese He first sound ed out senators on the propriety of using the statistics which were sup plied by the treasury to the finance committee Ashurst referred to the profits of eight steel corporations Total profits were given as 684318 After deducting losses net profits were WhatThey Earned The Arizonan then made public statistics which listed net profits of the United States Steel corporation for the years 102228 inclusive as 5642812128 He gave the profits by years as follows For the year 1822 1923 1924 TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 5 SNOW FALLS IN WESTERN AREA Good Deal of Wheat Fields Under Half Foot Blanket of Snow KANSAS CITY Nov 7 blanket of white was spread over a wide area of the west today with the wheat lands of northwest Kan sas received as much as two and one half feet of snow overnight the heaviest fall in years for this sea son Snow was reported falling this morning In eastern Colorado and western Nebraska as well as in western Kansas The snowstorm extended over Wyoming Montana and the Dakotas the weather bureau reported Temperatures east of the Rocky mountains generally were lower with freezing weather to the north of Kansas SWFESCARRB INTO COUNTRY Postoffice at Ionia and Charles City Oil Firm Victims CHARLES CITY Nov 7Rob ers using the same tactics in both nstances carried safes from the postoffice in Ionia and from the Ihaffer Oil station on the west edge f town here last night and opened hem by force in the country They got about altogether it is esti mated The thieves also broke In and en ered the general store at Ionia vhere they scooped up the loose hange in the till In this instance he safe was open and thieves did lot carry it into the country Just the methods of handling the tieavy safes by the thieves has not een figured out by law enforce ment officers from Floyd and Chickaaaw counties who are work ngon the problem The robbery of the Charles City u station was a bold piece of work according to Charles City residents ue to the brilliancy with which the tatlon and surrounding country is ghted It is believed that safes were loaded with specially con structed machinery into high pow ered truck after which they were taken into a secluded place in the country and blown open FIND 21 BODIES IN GUATEMALA DAMAGE HEAVY Official Quarters Fear Death List May Go to 400 UATEMALA CITY Nov 7 The Guatemalan minister of pro motion has informed the govern ment after a visit to El Palmar and the zone affected by eruption of the volcano Santa Maria that he eruption has ceased Heavy fell over the entire area yesterday He was not able to estimate loss f human life or property ince many localities were still suv ounded by molten lava The Reef the Boy Scouts and women if the district have begun activs n relief work Some official qiiar era estimated the num r of dead at aa high as 400 Ranch Is Abandoned A telegram to tho minister of oreign relations from the chief of military aviation said I havethe lonor to inform you the lava has ieen extended today three kllomei ers Irom the base of the mall quantities flowing into the river Tambor which continues in ta normal course Tue buildings of El Palmar and surrounding farmshave not suf fered great damage Numerous per1 sons could in the streets of El Palmar altho the Neary Rancho El Patriclnio has been abandoned 21 Bodies Recovered are nogroups of peopte isolated by the lava From Mada tenango the zone is completely cov ered with ashes with the atmos phere tainted with a strong odor of sulphur One newspaper said authorities calculated as many as 45 deaths from the disaster with as much iis 51000000 loss to the farms thru he molten lava Twentyone bodies lave been recovered at El Palmar There are 25000 inhabitants ua the affected area Eleven persons injured in tbe iruption were brot to the nearbj own of San Felipe with bad burns m their faces and hands from team which arose when yester lays rain fell on the molten lava said great balls of fire Lai alien on ranches near the volcano Cablen Description D G Richardson superintendent if Operations of the Mexican avia ion company cabled tho Associ ated Press yesterday after a flight ver the volcano area I saw some hing which will live in my mem ry an island surrounded by o Tioving mass of lava which must e getting higher and higher And n the island were men women and children trapped with no hopa C escaping a horrible death unless Id Santa Maria so decrees POSSE CANNOT FIND BANDITS m Officials Admit Defeat Hunt for South Dakota Bank Robbers ABERDEEN S Dak Nov 7 P South Dakota offi cials today admitted defeat in their search for the two youthful bank robbers who Wednesday noon held up thd First National bank of Eden and escaped with J4000 A posse at Eden starting out on the trail immediately after the rob bery lost trace of the robbers upon discovery of their abandoned an tomobile in a ditch three miles west of Lako City In theopinion of Harry W Nel son Marshall county states attor ney thetwo robbers escaped in another car presumably across ths North Dakota line Newspaper Started by GoldHeld Men CLARION Nov en erprising Goldfield businessmen ave purchased equipment and will stablish a weekly newspaper at Goldfield G ROsborue a Dca Moines printer will be placed in harge and it Is planned to have a our page paper with a subscription rice of 5150 per year Auto Injuries Prove Fata COUNCIL BLUFFS Nov 7 Louis Range of Atlantic one of the five young personsinjured In an automobile accident here Sunday night died last night He was hurt when a locomotive crashed into the car AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I reckon Bills satisfied He always said a wife ought to dress sos to be a credit to her husband an his puts in all her time doin it L f ;