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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 14, 1929, Mason City, Iowa f twr North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 14 1929 INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAI SERVICE 31 NEW POSTOFFICE SITE BOUGHT NOW IN Railroad Offices May Be Removed From Clarion CRITICAL STAGE OF HIS ILLNESS Recovery Is Dependent on Developments in Next 48 Hours WASHINGTON Nov 14 Secretary Good dangerously ill at Wyilter Reed hospital was thot to day by his physicians to have en tared the critical period and the next 48 hour period was expected to determine whether he would tur vive from the acute attack of ap pendicitis for which he underwent aa operation Army surgeons attending the war secretary noted with some ap Jirehension that his temperature risen slightly this morning This however was not considered particularly alarming as it waa said tho patients temperaturo mignt rise as a natural defensive measure on the part of the body as a reaction from the operation Good had a fair night and his condition was stated at 10 a m to be aa satisfactory as could be ex pected under the circumstances The critical nature of the secre tary condition was not minimized by his surgeons and constant con tact was kept by the white house with his bedroom so that President Hoover could be kept informed Anders on to Is Made Presiding Bishop of the Episcopalians in America WASHINGTON Nov 14 dynamic exponent of the separation of church and state the Right Rev Charles P Anderson of Chicago to day took office as presiding bishop of the Episcopal church For many years a dominant fig ure in the national organiaztion the bishop of the Chicagodiocese will serve the two years remaining of the term of iBIshop John Gardner Mur ray of Maryland who died Oct 3 Bishop Andersons selection came on the sixteenth ballot of the house of bishops As his first officialact he appointed the Right Rev Hugh L Burleson bishop of South Dako ta as his assistant Bishop Anderson who Is 65 was born in Ontario Province Can and was ordained early in his twenties He was elected bishop coadjutor of the diocese of Chicago at a special convention in February 1800 and in 1805 upon the death of Bishop Mc Laren be became bishop of the dio cese SUFFERS BAD FALL LELAND Nov Ragne Ekangrer met with a painful acci dent Tuesday about noon when she fell and dislocated her right shoul der She was taken to Rake where the extent of her injuries could be more fully determined by Xray Wea IOWA WEATHEK FairThursday night and Fri day somewhat colder In south cast portion Thursday night I LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Warmest Wednesday Coolest in Night At 8 A M Thursday Wednesday night was exactly as cold as the coldest night of this autumnThe mercury sank to 20 de grees which is the same tempera ture that was recorded on the night of Nov 5 Frost during the night left more of a white covering Thurs day morning than was evident Wednesday morning after almost a full day of snowing 40 20 23 URGES PEACE OF 2 Pictured before the radio making what bids to become a great historical speech Presi dent Hoover is seen delivering his Armistice day address urg ing preparedness for peace PLANS MADE BY NATIONAL HEADS FOR LOWER TAX Mellon Announce reiice Wim HoOver Nov 14 Tax v reduction a material slash in the governments annual assess ment upon the incomes of millions of individuals and business institu tions today was definitely and im minently in prospect A general cut of one per cent in the normal rate of taxation appli cable to incomes of the present cal endar and effective all along the line from the mammoth corporation to the lowly wage earner whose earnings just exceed his personal exemption is planned by the treas ury department A detailed program has been drawr up after a careful examina tion of the many factors which con trol government revenues and ex penditures and with the approval of President Hoover will be rec ommended to congress for immedi ate action when the national legis lature meets next month in regular session Plan AH Laid The treasurys plan even includes the form which the necessary leg islation should take in order that delay particularly that incident to a general revision of the federal revenue laws may be avoided AH this was revealed by Secre tary Mellon in a statement pub lished today and Issued after a series of conferences with his ranking lieutenants in the depart ment and with President Hoover The desire of Hoover and Mellon for tax reduction has been well known for many months but in their own view a determination of theeffect of many circumstances upon the nations finances was nec essary before action would be takT en Explains Operation went on to outline the form that the proposed reduction should take and to show how the one per cent cut would operate pointing out that on tho first 54000 of taxable income the rate will be re duced from one and onehalf per cent to one half of one per cent on the second from throe per cent to two percent and on the bal ance the present five per cent rate will be reduced to four per cent Thi1 corporation tax rate he said would be reduced from 12 to 11 per TURN TO PAGE 2 COLU1UN 5 Spokane Police Find Killer of Detective SPOKANE Wash Nov 14 Police early today announced they had identified the slayer of Roy Fordyce Spokane police detective who was shot to death in a hotel room here yesterday as Robert M Landis 16 of South Minneapolis When arrested tho youth gave his name as Ralph M Larson of Ban Claire WIs IOTN MERGING Neighborhood Terrorized Businessmen Join With Shippers to Balk New Plan Nov dis may and indignation has devel oped here by reason of a plan im mediately effective to remove the general headquarters of the west ern division of the Great Western railroad from Clarion to St Paul The Commercial club and the Re tail Merchants bureau were in joint session Thursday afternoon for pur pose of mapping out a way to save Clarion as a railroad center and other shippers such as the farm ers shipping association and the farmers elevator were considering methods to preclude carrying out of the new Great Western presidents move in the direction of economy Boatman Asked to Come President V V Boatman has been requested to come nere at once and confer with local residents with re gard to the desirability of the con templated move No word has been received from him as yet At present about 210 persons nre on the payroll here in some capa city Of this number 66 already have learned that they are to get the ax and in all probability a largenumber iinprewilllie without jobsin the nearfuture Afew it is expected will be transferred to StPaul The1 roundhouse here it is under stood will be used only for emer gency repairs and its force will be reduced to about a dozen men Consolidation Planned Under the new presidents plan the western division is being consol idated with the northern division and officials in St Paul will direct operations in the enlarged terri Floyd Farmer Nabbed After Gun Activity CHARLES CITY Nov Charles Musil 36 year old farmer living north of Floyd is hi the jail here awaiting a hearing this after noon by the county insanity com mission following a somewhat sen sational arrest Wednesday after noon Dan Shannon local chief of police and Bernard Atherton deputy sheriff were called to the Musil farm by reports that he was bran dishing a loaded Colt revolver and threatening everybody about him Bringing about his arrest was an extremely ticklish task and when Sheriff P A Sadler returned from Waterloo late in the afternoon he proceeded to the Musil home to assist After much maneuvering the farmer was handcuffed and brot to the jail here A search of his home revealed 9 guns and a large quan tity of ammunition Mr Musil is married and has a family tory of the first to learn the sad fate awaiting him was H W En sign master mechanic with 38 years of service behind him The car foreman with 30 years in the Great Westerns service is being re leased too Decision to alter tho status of Clarion was reached following a visit here recently by efficiency men from Chicago along with tho president tho general manager sup erintendent of motive power and other officials Economy Record Sought Referring to the situation the Wright County Monitor published here this week had this to say Following a recent visit of V V Boatman the new president of the Chicago Great Western persistent rumors have been in circulation re garding a reduction in the operat ing officers and force of the round house The first announcement was made a few days ago and had to do with the abolishing of the office of master mechanic which left H W Ensign without a job F J Hoff man division engineer was given the additional task of looking after bridges and buildings something less than 200 J W Herring who was relieved of the additional work given Mr Hoffman has been set back to clerk R L Humphrey for merly chief clerk to the division en gineer has been reduced to clerk These demotions naturally effect employes beneath them and the eud is not yet Tuesday it was given out that Forman Thorpe would be trans ferred to the roundhouse at Council Bluffs that G F Zeims and all but four of his men had been released Iliat R P Conn Mrs Delia Matson Miss Kathryn Russell Clarence Fickle and Mrs Paul Henry were out of jobs It is understood that the new president is out to make a record in Hie matter of economy and that the liberal use of the ax Is the result1 Papers at Humboldt Are Both Owned by One Man HUMBOLDT Nov 14 F Jaqua editor of the Humboldt Re publican has purchased the Hum boldtIndependent He did not an nounce whether he would consoli date the papers A B Minion editor and owner of the Independent will move to Cali fornia He was associated with the paper for 48 years having started as a printer apprentice u MITCHELL WILL SUGAR GROWERS QUESTIONED BY S SENATORS Arnold Is Dismissed After Short Session Meade Is Called WASHINGTON Nov 14 A Arnold manager of the American Taxpayers association who has answered more questions from the senate lobby committee than any other witness was kept on the stand only a brief period to day He was followed by Royal D Mead treasurer of the Domestic Sugar Producers association and vice president of the Hawaiian Su gar Planters association Before Arnold was excused he reiterated that the state of Florida had contributed 2050 to his organ ization and introduced the copy of a check signed by Ernest Amos i Florida comptroller Chairman Car Bond Issue Will Be Subject of Dec 6 Ballot O S A G E Nov 14 Petitions which have been circulated during the past several weeks among the voters of the county asking for an election on the issuing of road bonds resulted yesterday in action by the board of supervisors They voted to authorize an elec tion on Dec 6 at which the voters will decide whether to issue 51100 000 bonds for the continuance of the Mitchell county paving project The possibility of a special elec tion has been before the citizens of the county for several weeks and hag been the abject of considerable interest away of the committee had said at a previous hearing that the gov ernor of Florida had denied the state had contributed money to th Taxpayers association Outlining his work Mead saldjii i appeared before the Sugar Tariff Next on Deck for Senators WASHINGTON Nov 14 The senate drawing ever nearer the sugar schedule perhaps the most controversial in the tariff bill seemed well on its way today to con sideration of that section before the ndicated adjournment at the end of next week The probabilities were In fact that the controversy would be reached before the end of this week ind that the senate would be well thru the schedule before laying aside the bill for a weeks rest prior to the regular session Todays debate embraced remain ing committee amendments to the wood schedule after disposal of which under the new procedure ofc tariff debate individual amend ments to this commodity classifica tion were next The sugar sched ule follows On the first three schedules com mittee amendments alone were acted upon the plan being to In dividual amendments on each sec tion after committee amendments to the entire bill had been discussed and brot to a vote ways and means cqmmittee In 192 on behalf of a protective tariff on sugar and added hej might have called on Senator Smbot chairman of the senate finance committee In the same year he continued he endeavored to get boats from the shipping board to transport labor ers from Porto Rico and the Philip pine Islands to Hawaii to work in the sugar fields The effort was un successful he added The witness testified he received a salary of 520000 yearly and could draw up to 56000 for personal ex Senate Committee to Investigate Cotton Market Speculation WASHINGTON Nov 14 Investigation by the senate agricul ture committee of speculative activ ities on the New York Chicago arid New Orleans cotton exchanges was ordered today by the senate Heflin had aflked that the Inquiry include the possible effect on cotton prices of trading on the New York stock exchange but the committee decid ed to confine it to cotton exchanges Chairman Deneen said he would ask the senate to take immediate ac tion Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS guess this stock market drop is due to the fact that Rockefeller and all those big men who stabilized it a couple of weeks ago have about reached the limit of their margins and are being sold out What the mar ket needs now is another bunch of men WILL ROCilDUS that will stabilize it during its next 100point drop When the senatorial investiga tions in Washington commence to sorter drift over on to the sec ond and third pageof the morn ing papers why the committee calls Grundy and he brings em back on page one again He is so deliclousiy frank about his dealings that he is the biggest novelty In Washington Yours WILL ROGERS had STEFFLER BURIAL WILL BE FRIDAY Funeral Plans Announced for Rudd Farmer Who Fell 60 Feet NORA SPRINGS Nov Funeral services for John Steffler 70 who died yesterday after a fai of approximately 60 feet from a windmill on a farm one mile north of Rudd will be held in Rudd to morrow at 2 oclock in the Rudd Methodist Episcopal church Mr Steffler is survived by his wife and two daughters both whom are married They are Mrs Will Chaney of George Wendt southeast Mason City Mr and Mrs Steffler had been residents of Rudd for a number of years Mr Steffler had been help Ing repair the windmill on the Wil liam Burkholz farm when the acci dent happened Arthur Bornsteln who had been helping the aged man in repairing the mill had gone to the toolhouse at the time of the accident to pro cure some tools needed in the work When he returned to the mill he found the body of Mr Stessler Jy ing a few feet from the framework of the mill bruised and bleeding I was not known at first that hi neck had been broken by the fall Rudd and Mrs 404 Eighth street IN NEWS AGAIN CLAIMS LEGION Bootlegger Who Furnished Liquor at Convention Is Arrested LOS ANGELES Nov 14 Sixteen persons were under indict ment today on liquor conspiracy charges accusing them of having promoted a wide open town dur ing the recent American Legion state convention at San Diego Those under indictment are San Diego businessmen and American Legion convention committeemen All were ordered to appear at San Diego tomorrow for arraignment on the indictments The indictments followed a fed eral grand jury inquiry after Charles H Muloch confessed boot legger had given information before the jury Muloch claimed to have paid for the sole right to sell liquor at the Legion convention Muloch charged that he had been double crossed after the San Diego businessmen and American Legion members were alleged have made promises of protection for him to convention deliver liquor at the Stubbs to Speak at FatherSon Banquet A W Stubbs superintendent of the I O O F home will be the speaker at the father and sons ban quet at the Congregational church Thursday evening at oclock County Attorney Roe Thompson will be toastmaster Invocation will be by the Rev William L Dibble Supt F TVasey of the Mason City schools will lead iti the singing of a group of songs W L Patton will represent the dads and Max McCollough the lads in short talks On the pro gram there also will be an instru mental duet by William Peterson and his son Billy Commits Suicide OSKALOOSA Nov 14 tm I Lloyd Bergdoll an escaped inmat of an epileptic institution at New castle Ind committed suicide in the Mahaska county jail yesterday by setting fire to his bed clothing Bergdol whose home is in Bluff ton Ind was picked up here in response to a request from Indiana authori ties Senate Votes Against Adjournment To Hold Meetings in Evening New Yorks most talked of murder the slaying of Arnold Kothstein gambler somewhat more than a year ago ngnln leaps to first page with the opening ot the trial of George A McManus above race track bookmaker for tho murder McManus IB In high seemingly unworried over the BUILDING WILL BE ERECTED ON DELAWARE PLOT Federal Structure to Be Three Stories in Height WASHINGTON Nov 14 Following the pur chase of the site at North Delaware ave nue and Second street the treasury department is now in position to go ahead with ar chitects plans for the new federal building at Mason CityJ Officials stated here today The joint federal committee In harge of the federal buildingpro ram has given its final approval the site purchase following the icent visit of postal inspectors a lat ctly Congress has already ap ropriated amply sufficient or acquiring the site at once with ut awaitingadditional funds 5885000 Authorized A total of 5385000 has tentative r been authorized hy congress fop ae new structure including site ndlcating that more than 325000 77111 remain for use in the building1 t is possible that this may be added o if necessary Supervising Architect C A Wet more said today he would be ujir able to aay at present how soon work would begin on the Mason CAN YOU SOLVE THE CECRET POND WASHINGTON Nov 14 Overriding the two party leaders the senate today refused by a vote of 51 to 34 to take a weeks recess before the regular session of con gress beginning Dec 2 The senate then voted to hold night sessions on the tariff starting tonight The evening meetings will bpgln at p m to last not later than p m Senator Harrison democrat Mississippi sponsored the move Wall Street Takes Sharp Turn Upward Market Closes With All Stocks in Revival of Prices NEW YORK Nov 14 street cast aside Its mantle of loom today as prices of leading se curities rallied S2 to a share and closed practically at the top It was the first sustained rally after a week oC destructive liquidation which had wiped out billions of dol lars in ouotcd values It sent scores of stock to prices which represented only u small fraction their years high levels Wall Street heard that two dis turbing situations which had been overhanging the market the na ture of which was not revealed had been satisfactorily adjusted and that investment buying of stocks par ticularly by largo insurance compan ies and well organized investment trusts had been resumed on a broad scale Auburn Auto ran up sharp on a few sales Allied Chemi cal jumped Columbian Carbon 2050 J I Case U S Indus trial Alcohol 518 General Electric and American Can Nationa Biscuit Electric Storage Battery Standard Gas Electric Baking preferred and Westinghouse Electric sold to t sharn higher The sudden change in marke sentiment coming after four sue cessive sessions of steadily declin ing prices on the last three o whicu prices touched new lov levels was widely attributed to the announcement of a proposed low ering of federal income taxes anc tho appearance of strong buying support as shown by the placing o a bid for 1000000 shares of Stand ard Oil of New Jersey stock at a share just before the close o yestei days market Wall street al so heard that large bids had been placed for U S Steel commo and Anaconda at and S70 share respectively or just yesterdays final quotations JSglvsje expaned the expedition of other projects now under onsideration It Is expected how an announcement will made Jn this connection soon Infant Is Burned LtrVERNE Nov funeral services of the Infant son of Mr and Mrs Bourne Ellifritz farmers living south of Luverne was held nt the homeMonday afternoon and burial was made in Luverne cemetery Manly Restaurant Is Damaged by Early Fire MANLY Nov Elli restaurant here was badly damage by a fire discovered here at abou r oclock this Troubi was experienced with the fire alarn and the fire had destroyed most o the new fixtures in the bulldln before it could be extinguished Th cafe had been run by Frank Flll The building was owned by Joh Busta T THREE STORIES HIGH The site to be occupied by the ederal building Is 198 by 165 feet t Is now occupied by four resl ences three of them In an estate f which Lois Lorenz Is trustee vhile a fourth Is the home of Dr E McDonald The building that will occupy this Ite will be a three story structure robably facing Delaware avenue The next procedure it was statea y Postmaster G M Woodruff will ie the drawing of the plans for the luilding and the submission of hese to the various departments hat will be housed In it The plans for instance will be ent to the local postofflce for any uggestions in the arrangement to iandle the Mason City mail They will likewise be submitted to Judge ieorge C Scott federal judge and ither officers of the United States iistrict court for any suggestions o facilitate the operation of tho ocal court The federal court will occupy the second floor of tho building Offices on Third Floor The third floor of the structure will be taken up wtlh the housing of various administrative offices one of the most important of which TURN TO PAGK 3 COLUMN S Clothing Stora Closes MANLY Nov Patton Brothers clothing store is going1 out of business after being here for 16 years The store will be closed out AUNT HET By Kobert Quillen Gettin married is like buildin a fire You got to have somethin solid to keep goin after the kindlin burns out ;