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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 12, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY TOW A 1 O mapuiN IJLX luwa lUJibUAx JNUVJijJVLislliR 12 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE JJQ 29 ANOTHER LOBBYIST UNDER FIRE U ARNOLD IS QUESTIONED FOR SEVERAL HOURS Senate Lobby Committee Injects Letters Into Records UTASHINGTON Nov 12 senate lobby committee today began inquiry into reported vlans to organize a southern republican council to hold in line the south ern states and among other exhibits placed in the record was a letter un der the name of J A Arnold man ager of the Southern Tariff associa tion discussing the place of the Ne gro in southern politics In addition a docurr zt introduced into the record which1 purported to give plans of the Southern Republi can council said the Negroes in southern republicaa politics can best be eliminated thru the election of Negro democrats to congress from St Louis Chicago Harlem and other colored districts it added that this matter is in capable hands The letter under Arnolds name was addressed to Vance a field man of the Tariff association Before presentation ofthis letter Chairman Caraway had asked Ar nold if he had assisted in organiza tion of ttus republic an council which was projected The chairman added CS to ftplti in line southern states Ar nold testified he to do ViSA yith the formation of the council Interviewed Curtis VvThaLIelter as placed in therecprd T went with itife darkey today to Vice President Curtis and he ptbot well of our Negrocongressman idea butsaid it was a matter that should be taken up with Mr Hoover and that he would talk with Hoover about all seem to want to get Hoovers idea about it first Cur tis said he thot of getting a better grade of Negroes to lead in the south but I told him that would be the complete remedy Our line of approach is much more acceptable to politicians and TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 4 A Pantages Allowed to Visit Wife Returns to Los Angeles Jail LOS ANGELES Nov 12 Having been allowed a five hour visit to the bedside of his wife Alex ander Pantages was back in Jail here today awaitingthe filing of an appeal from his conviction and sentence of from one to 50 years ia prison for a statutory offense against Eunice Prlngle 17 year old dancer Mrs Lois Pantages wife of the wealthy theater man recently was granted 10 years probation from her conviction of manslaughter in con nection with the death after an au tomobile collision of Juro Rokumoto Japanese gardener She was report ed by her physician and members of her family to be seriously ill Pantages was released under guard to visit hia wife onan order signed by Superior Judge Charles Frlcke who presided at his trial District Attorney Buron Fitts pre sented no objections to the order to Prepare Message to Congress BANKER ENDS LIFE iHJTl A victim of recent stock mar ket crashes James J Riorcian above 47 intimate friend of Gov Alfred E Smith and pres ident of the com pany committed sulcida at his homo In New York City Wea IOWA WEATHER Cloudy and cooler Tuesday night snow In cast and central portion Wednesday partly cloudy colder extreme east por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Warmest Monday 45 Coolest in Night 34 At 8 A M Tuesday 33 Trace of Rain November is indeed upon us No further proof than the weather of Sunday Monday and Tuesday of this week is necessary Cloudy mis drizzly dismal Thats Novem HIGH WINDS ARE CAUSESOFMUCH PROPERTY LOSS Shop Windows Are Blown Out in Large London Store T ONDON Nov 12 per sons were killed thru accidents and drowning many wera injured and enormous property damage inflicted in a gale which lashed the British Isles and surrounding seas last night and today The wind blew at speed varying from 50 to 70 miles an hour with occasional gusts reaching a velocity of 90 miles Crosschannel steamers reported terrific buffetingby the waves which often smothered them and sometimes overtopped their funnels Passengers suffered se verely from anxiety and sickness Belgian steamer JanBrey del which left Ostend yesterday af ternoon with 7 passengers for Dov er battled vainly against the fury of the storm and finally was obliged to put in near Dunkirk where its passengers spent many terrifying hours in he darkness Planes Made Trips While some airplanes were forced to make safety landings others made perilous trips between Eng land and the continent astonishing ly defying the gale Tnt giant dirigible R101 en dured its greatest test at Carding ton where it rode safely thruout the storm at Its mast Thecrew aboard successfully corrected its movements as It yawed and dipped under the enormous wind pressure One gust of 83 miles an hour was experienced The Severn Dee and Wye rivers were flooded in the deluge of rain TORN TO PAGE COLUMN 3 Court Orders Post Mortem on Body of Movie Colony Woman LOS ANGELES Nov 12 post mortem examination was or dered performed today on the hocy of Shelby Worrall Somerset wifd of Pat Somerset actor who was founo dead in her bed yesterday AUho physicians said the woman apparently died of a heart attack the inquiry to determine the cause of death waa decided upon when it was learned that a physician was not n attendance when she died The marriage of Somerset and Shelby Worrall winner of a beauty contest in Texas in Hollywood about a year and a half ago marked by their arrest on the night after the wedding as a result of an alleged wild party staged for thflm by friends IS CONSIDERING Care of Food TAXES TARIFFSShlps m War AND BUDGETING Has Not Abandoned Farm Relief Promises in Impost Bills By JAMES L WEST Associated Press Staff Writer Nov 12 President Hoover is giving thot to his first annual report on the state of the union which will be made to congress three weeks from today or the day after the opening of the regular session Dec 2 Aside from that which usually at taches to the first regular message to congress of a new chief execu tive interest in this one is height ened by the bitter political situa tion in the senate which has arisen out of the tariff legislation What the president will have to say on the tariff must of neces sity depend largely upon the circum stances at the end of this special session Should the measure have failed by that time some of his friends would expect him to make no father recommendation as this might result in prolonging an un settled economic situation accom panying general taxif f r evi slo n Not Abandoned Iilea 6n the other hand should the bill then be in conference Hoover might refrainfrom any other than a gen eral statement on the tariff He has stated it as a policy of his adminis tration to refrain from interference by the executive branch into the af fairs of the legislative department of the government Despite the wide spread between the ideas of the senate and the house on the form of tariff legisla tion Hoover has by no means aban doned hope of a bill emerging which will square with the republican partys promise of relief to agricul ture and those industries which are lagging because of changed condi tions since the last Impost measure was written To Consider Taxes Fulfillment of his hope would mean extensive compromises in the conference between the committees of the two houses but in the past de cade wide gulfs between the bodies have been abridged both on tariff and tax legislation Next to the tariff the subject carrying an appeal to the country is that of taxation and Hoovers TURN TO PAGE 3 COLUMN 4 Is Approved Senatorial Leaders Are Fa vorable to Hoover Statement WASHINGTON Nov 12 President Hoovers proposal to give mmunity to food ships In time of war received widespread indorse ment today at the senate but some of the expressions were mixed with disappointment that he did not in tend to carry thn question Into the forthcoming naval conference Republicans in the senate gave eneral approval to the Hoover food ships idea Senator McKellar democrat Tennessee thot it should included in the London confer ence agenda Chairman Borah of the foreign relations committee withheld comment but he has been one who has insisted that freedom of the seas should be granted by Great Britain along with a parity of navies The Hoover suggestion was seen by some as an argument for naval reduction It was recalled that one of the main contentions of England for a large navy has been for the protection of food supply In view of this some observers be lieved Hoover was handing out a suggestion to Great Britain which might serve aa d basis for further naval reductions SUSPECT FOUL PLAY ON IOWAN Charles Smith Is Found in Kansas With Throat Cut KANSAS CITY Kans Nov 12 hourt after he was found today on a highway with his throat cut a man giving his name as Charles Smith died without divulg ing the name of his assailant He was about 30 The man stopped two tourists Voelker and Verlln Suttoa of Royal Oak four miles west of here and asked to betaken to Leavenworth Kans They took him is far as Lansing Kans but find ing no medical aid available there returned to a hospital here He was too weak to talk except to give hia name and say his mother lived in fowa Authorities believe he was taken for I ride Half a mile from where he was picked up police found an abandoned sedan A coat matching his trousers and some womens wearing apparel was found In the machine which was reported stolen late last night in Kansas City Mo A decathlon is a combination of 10 athletic events The Philadcl phlans put them all in one Atlanta Constitution WHAT IS THE ECRET of MOHAWK POND tillUENISTS IN CAMOEN CASE Slayer of 2 Children Is to Be Examined by Physicians CAMDEN N J Nov 12 County Atty C A Baldwin an nounced today that alienists would be called to establish the mental condition of Gladys May Parks who is held in jail here charged with the murder of Dorothy Rogers 4 and suspected of havingcaused the death of the childs brother Tim othy 2 The prosecutor said he wag con vinced the woman was entirely rational at the time the children died a few weeks ago and that she is sane now The authorities believe both bodies were dismembered despite the womans denials before she took them from her home in a suitcase and burled them Dorothy in a strip of woods at National Park N J and Timothy near an old graveyard at Absecon Thus far the prosecutor iaa made little progress in questioning the woman concerning her alleged blackmailing activities It Is known however he declared that she has used children in her operations passing them off as children of her victims and collected pretended support money Many Liquidate as Markets Hit Lowest Levels of This Year NEW YORK Nov 12 ther distress selling developed in todays stock market and prices of leading issues crashed to new low levels for the year after a midses sion rally failed to hold Extreme declines in the active shares ranged from 2 to 10 points with Jersey Central breaking 20 Peoples Gas and American Express 106 on small transactions I Trading showed an enormous In crease in volume with the ticker running more than an hour late in the last hour U S Steel Common which sold as high as 265 in September broke to 153 Vs off 6 in the heavy wave of selling which swept over the market in the last hour but mado partial recovery from the low level American Can General Elec trlct Seara Roebuck National Bis cuit New York Central and North ern Pacific were among the many other issues to reach new low levels for the year Prlnco Is II LONDON Nov 12 7P Prince George youngest son of King 3eorge and Queen Mary was con Ined to his room today with a chill He has canceled his engagements CONFER ON NAVAL PLANS irl in Leap From Airship Kills Herself Lengthy Note Before Leaping From Plane to Death 7 ALLE Charles G Dawes ambassador to Great Britain and Henry L Stimson secretary of state discuss tho coming naval arms confer ence during Ambassador Dawcs visit to Washington NEW YORK CASE IS POSTPONED Rothstein Murder Trial Tied Up When Witness bin BUILD ING NEW YORK Nov 12 The trial of George A McManus for the murder of Arnold Roth stein was adjourned today when the state announced that one of its important witnesses Titanic Thompson was ill in a Milwaukee hospital Judge Charles C Nott Jr or dered state and defense attorneys to confer and give him their de cision as to whether they wished to continue the trial Assistant District Attorney Brothers made the announcement concerning Thompsons illness The 11 witness Is Alvin Thomas better icnown as Titanic Thompson and alleged to be one of the men with whom McManus and Rothstein played cards a few days before the shooting and where it is said Rothstein lost heavily to McManus One juror was chosen on motion of defense counsel James D C Murray after which Judge Charles M Mott Jr announced adjourn ment until next Monday Thompson was reported ill in a Milwaukee hos pital McManus satsmiling inside the Sar rail during the days short ses sion He appeared to be in good aealth He has been free on sail since last March after he had spent four months in tombs prison Only the talesmen and the bat ery of newspaper reporters as signed to the trial were allowed in courtroom the public being barred byrows of police NEW SHARON IS SWEPT BY FIRE Damage Estimated Close to Business Block Ruined NEW SHARON Nov 12 The business district here was swept by fire last night with an estimated loss of 525000 Efforts of fire com panies from Grinnell Oskaloosa and Montezuma failed to chect the blaze because of lack of water facilities Chemicals were the only means of cdmbating the fire The city hall the Walton cate and the Briardale store suffered the worst damage and the Sharon the ater and the Citizens bank building were slightly damaged A new municipal well s being constructed but its water was not available Harlan Denies Rumor of His ReM NEW YORK Nov 12 Because a man takes n arrage Tust lady to unch in the words of Kenneth Parian film star it doesnt mean hat he is planning to marry her Quite by accident he bumped into Hart formerly Mrs Harlan Ho nvitcd her to eat She accepted It was just n friendly casual meeting doesnt know where she ivea TEXTILE STRIKE JURY SUMMONED 199 Cases Are Scheduled Concerning Disorders in Mills MAJUON fear NOV 12 A venire from Rutherford an adjoining county was summonec to appear in McDowell county su perior court today for selection of a jury totry the first of 199 cases pending here as the result of tex tile strike disorders Alfred Hoffman organizer for the United States Textile Workers of America and five Marion men are charged with rebellion against he state and conspiracy to riot in he case which heads the docket Others under the charges with Hoffman are Will Russell W L Hogan Wes Fowler Del Lewis and J Hugh Hall The charges against the six arose from strike disorders the past summer These disturbances cul minated in a riot this fall in which six strikers were fatally wounded Charges of murder against eight sheriffs deputies preferred as a re sult of the latter riot also will be heard at the present term of court Assault and rioting charges against several score strikers make up the majority of the 119 cases on the docket The various disorders followed strikes called by the United Textile Workers of Amer ica a branch of the American Fed eration of Labor in the two Clinch field mills of the Marion Manufac turing company mill here The first strikes were settled by arbitration but a new strike was called in the Marion Manufacturing companv mill Enters Plea of Guilty CLARION Nov Tuttle of Clarion entered a plea of guilty to the charge of driving an auto while intoxicated before Judge O J Henderson in district court here last week and was fined Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Nov This day that I am writing this is no doubt the greatest day in all the world history Armis tice day When you think that a half dozen men could sit down and cas ually sign a pact to stop millions of men from killing each oth er But if they dont stop these WILL ROGERS guys making these speeches over the radio on Armistice day why we are liable to have the same war over again only worse If Armistice day had stopped speeches it would have done more good than to have stopped war For speeches ia what starts the next war Its not armament its oratory thats wrong with this country Yours WILL ROGERS iEY STREAM N Y Nov 12 Miss Ruth Rockwell 18 of hiladelphia committed suicide by eaping 2000 feet from an airplane vhich she hired with a pilot at the Curtiss airport yesterday She ex plained her act in a note in her urse in the cabin of the plane The note read Most people end their lives be ause something aad has happened them I end mine because It eems not only futile but wrong to jo on existing I blame no one and eel I have no enemies I will prob ably ba considered Insane aa any one taking his life is supposed to be slightly insane I would like to send my regards 0 Miss Sheers in Drew seminary at N Y My check for 175 in the suitcase in the closet at home may help pay my burial expenses am very happy now Longed for Harmony I am wondering if the newspa pers will decide to devote any space to me I am wondering if I will fin time to think of the past as I whir thru space as it is said that i drowning man does when atrugglto in water I am wondering if I wl find anythingin deathIf so what Everything has been discon when J long for harmony Maybe ye 1 will find it maybe sweet music If I find any sort of life or cor responding time after death I will try to communicate with my imme diate relatives at 9 oclock some evening for a while During my lifetime I thtnk my one fault was deception I have lied TURN TO PAGE 3 COLUMN 1 SLICING NAVIES UP TO OTHERS HOOVER INSISTS U S Willing to Go to Limit President Says WASHINGTON Nov 12 peaca which combines a full realization of American principles of justice with such aration for defense that no foreign soldier shall ever set foot upon American soil is the hope and obi jective of President Hoover Jv To thisyideal and to the removal of dormant and apparent clrcum stances which might arise to threaten the serenity of the his administration hag dedicated itself It is endeavoring BO to or ganize ita foreign relations as to trengthen tho spirit of 1 good will create respect and onfidenco and stimulate estceni letween peoples Sums Up Foreign Policy Thu chief executive summed Jie goal of his foreign policies in an address delivered last night under he tiuspices the American Lej ion a3 tho climax of its day celebration We will reduce our naval strength in proportion to any other he asserted in this ArmlnV tlca day address Having said ihat it only remains for the others to say how low they will go It cannob be too low for us Aa another contribution to ultimate peaceof the world he pro1 posed that food ships should made free of any Interference in times of war The time has come when we should remove starvation of womea and children rrom the weapons of BRADY CASE IS STILL MYSTERY Brady in Cell Unable to Add to Story of Drinking Party AUSTIN Texas Nov 12 vluffled in the silence which all jrincipals in the case have mam ained the story behind the stabbing of Miss Lehlia Highsmith 28 by creating food ships as hospital craft as a practical step in the solution of a largo part of the age old controversy of freedom of the seas It would act as a preventive aa as a limitation of war lie said I offer it only for the con sideration of the world I have not made it a governmental proposition TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 8 Judge jurist John W Brady prominent remained as much a mys tery today as it was when the trag edy occurred early Sunday morning Brady who once was a justice of he court of civil appeals here and who was one of the best known and most respected men in the state ap parently did not know exactly what lad happened Sitting in his Jail cell still suf fering from shock he was unable o add to his statement that he at ended a drinkingparty after the BaylorTexas game Saturday and Lhat he could recall only that he had a difficulty with several per sons F R McNaughton who lived at the apartment house where Miss Highsmith made her home said he heard screams rushed to the street and found Miss Highsmith who ap parently had just left her car cut and bleeding He took a knife from Brady which officers described as a 12inch Dallas special Frank Graham Jr University oj Texas student who either ac companied Miss Highsmith or ar ii rived at the scene at almosth sam moment that she did refused to hi interviewed hut indicated he hac made a statement to the county at torney Storm Gods Ride Over Western United States KANSAS CITY Nov 12 storm gods rode over the west agair today blanketing the Rocky moun tains in wet snow and invading th prairies of Kansas and the hills o Missouri Subfreezing temperatures fol lowed a blizzard which swept Col orado yesterday reaching the lowea points of the year during tho night Apprehension was felt In sugar beeE sections because the harvest Is not completed Frozen ground will ham per operations and sugar factories have but a two weeks supply warfare ho jut forward said adding that tho proposition he of Snowfall General in Iowa to Have Cold Weather Reed Says DES MOINES Nov 12 owa was receiving one of its late all cold rains today virtually the entire state being visited by precipl atlon in the form of rain or snow The western portion was receiving snow and the forecast was that the flakes would start falling further eaat possibly late in the day The emperature too was due to drop o around 18 above in the northwest portion tonight and about 22 In the southwest Charles D Reed govern ment weather recorder here aald Rising temperatxires are due in he western portion tomorrow but he eastern section likely will shiver n colder weather he said The rain oday promised to delay corn husk ng in portions It was not needed recent moisture having placed the soil In good condition for the win ter The greatest rainfall was re corded in Den Moines with 54 inch at 7 oclock and 78 by noon AUNT HET By Robert Quilien I didnt mean Id heard anybody say anything against the preacher I just meant hed been here two years an it aint natural for peace to last much longer ;