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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI PTVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED vviRB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 201929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE NO 36 MOB LYNCHES TEXAS SLAYER BANK OFFICIAL TELLS OF PNEY GIVEN LOBBYIST New York Man Says City National Paid in Sugar Cause Expect From Industrial Conference HOOVER CALLS LEADERS TO TALK BUSINESS Became of i association after Harrison democrat Missis I sippi wrote a letter to the Green wood Miss chamber of commerce The contents of the letter were uot divulged WASHINGTON Nov 20 Gordon S Rentschief of the Na tional City bank of New York tes tified today before the senate lobby committee that the bank had contributed to be used in helping present the views of Cuban producers tolthe congressional com mittds handling the tariff lion Rentschler one of several wit nesses called before the committee of efforts to raise or lower the sugar tariff said the money had been expended to obtain stlt istical information so that the viewa of the Cubaa producers could be given to the house ways and means and senate finance commit tee The money was turned over to H C Lakin president of the Cuba company and Edwin P Shattuck of the Hawaiian Sugar Planters as sociation he testified The Natioinal City bank he added had issued literature to pre sent the facts regarding Cuban su gar production Asked if it was done to influence congressthe witness said he thot the Company had a right to pre sent its views on any economic problem know nothing of any publicity that his not been open and above heasserted J C toldthe meet I ate business activity Ho has sought the counsel 61 Owen Young Vchaimian of tho ibpiirjiqf Ithe Electric cprupany and Thomas JLamnnt above right of com piiiySecretaries Mellon Davis and Hjclo belop left to right will represent the treasury labor and ag riculture departments and Chairman farm board MORE RAILROAD SHIPYARD WORK LIKELY TO COME New Ocean Mail Con tracts Will Speed Up Industry TI7ASHINGTON Nov 20 W more optimistic psychology in duced by the prospect of easier creel it conditions and extensive railroad shipyard and governmental con struction was foreseen today as the first product of President Hoovera program for increasing and stabil izing American prosperity Those close to the administra tion looked forward to a prompt and beneficial reaction from the chief executives conferences with the presidents of the great eastern ailroads and bankers from all sec ions of the nation and from as urances of large orders for rail way and marine equipment that ave grown out of Hoovers cam iaign in the few days that have lapsed since the original announce ment of his plans Laid aside that the president might pay his last respects to the ate Secretary of War James W 3ood the chief executives schedule of conferences with the leaders of American economic endeavor will be resumed tomorrow with a discus sion of what the manufacturing ant ndustrial field can do to advance Mason City Industries and Merchants Confident of Business Prospects North Iowa Prosperity Will Not Be Affected by Recent Market Drop General Opinion Among Industrial Leaders MASON CITY industries and mercantile establishments are facing the future with asmile confident that the coming year will be a pros perous one for North Iowa despite the recent stock market difficulties according to inter views given the GlobeGnzette by a number of leading business men of the city The following statements were issued ANGRY THRONG HANGS CONVICT AS 1000 WATCH WORKER IS DEAD Dr Julian Hubbell lowan Succumbs at Washing ton Home WASHINGTON Nov 20 Dr Julian B Hubbell 83 an asso ciate of Clara Barton in the pio neer work of the American Red Cross died here last night The family home is at Anamosa lowa He was in charge of the Red Cross relief ship Tyneland which was loaded with 225 carloads of corn contributed by the senate of Iowa and sent to starving Russians in 1892 A charter member of the Red Cross when it was organized In 1881 he later became general field secre tary a position he held for 25 years In addition to participating in every Red Cross convention during the first 25 years of its history he rep resented the organization at the In conference in Rome in WeaJ IOWA WEATHEK Mostly fair Wednesday night n1 id Thursday somewhat cold er in southwest and northeast i Wednesday night LOCAL STATISTICS E GlobeGazette weather figures for M hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 28 Colfcst In Night 17 At 8 AM Wednesday 21 Precipitation OS Snowfall 5 Tuesday was distinguished In two ways from the meteorologica standpoint First itbrot the tira real show of the season Wednesday morning saw a covering of whiti everywhere Second Tuesday nights minimum of17 was 3 degrees cold er than any yet registered this fall Hoover High Otficials Sit With Bowed Heads at White House Services for Secretary Good Business QUIZ WOMAN IS HUSBANDS DEATH Wife Held in Jail After Find ing Mans Body in House ST JOSEPH Mich Nov 20 UFl Erna Kohlbeck 33 was in Berrien county jail as a material witness today while county authori ties were investigatingthe circum stances surrounding the fatal shoot ing of her husband Frank M Kohl beck 53 at his farm home near Three Oaks some time this month According to i officers Mrs Kohl beck had left her husbands body on the kitchen floor where it had fallen and had continued living1 in the house after merely closing the door to the room She told officers that Kohlbeck shot himself some time before Armistice day Neither neighbors nor county au thorities learned of the affair until yesterday when Miss Mollier Berg man of Chicago a sister of Mrs Kohlbeck came here after receiving a letter from her sister requesting her to come to Three Oaks to ar range a quiet burialMiss Bergman informed Deputy Sheriff Ben Drier of Three Oaks who with other offi cers went to the farm All Parts of State Have Colder Spell DBS MOINES Nov 20 ter had come to Iowa today appar7 ently ready to stay Temperatures well below freezing were reported from all portions of ihe state and government weather forecasters gave little hope for warmer temperatures soon A light snow fell in much of the state Des Moines receiving a quar ter inch Sioux City and Charles City each with 18 degrees above zero were the coldest places in the state Dubuque Des Moines and Davenport each reported 24 West in Grip of Cold DENVER Colo Nov 20 Snow freezing and even zero tem peratures and a whistling north wind held sway over a large part TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 2 PILOT KILLED IN AIRPLANE CRASH YORK Nov 20 Charles Reid a pilot in a private airplane from Roosevelt Field was killed when the craft crashed on the roof of a Y M C A building in West Sixtyfourth street this af ternoon His passenger Robert Bailis landed in a nearby street in a parachute apparently uninjurtd at Standstill Dur ing Rites The United States is now readyto make its own medicinal whisky which will differ frpm the sort you buy from bootleggers these days in that youll be ill before you take it instead of York Evening Post LOWDEN OFFICER CATCHES THIEVES Hotel Clerk Suspicious Wheft Men Stay in Rooms AH Day TIPTON Nov 20 by night Marshal M V Paul of Lowdeii after a chase in which sev eral shotsWere fired Ed Johnson and B F Williams both claim ing tu live1 inT Milwaukee are in jail here today charged with robbinga drug store in Morrison 111 Monday night i Cilled to a hotel by a cjerk whqcp suspicion was aroused sit IhelV remaining in their rooms pH dajr farsbal Paul knocked at their door and the youths jumped out of a window Search of their automobile re vealed two rifles 5000 rounds of ammunition black jacks and hack saws under the seat Wisconsin li cense plates also were found Mor rison authorities were expected to day Kd S SELBY Treasurer Jacob Decker and we believe tho banking position is too sound and trade conditions gen erally are too secure to affect busi ness seriously in Iowa in 1930 The greatest danger we have to guard against as we see it is the dissem nation of pessimistic ideas among he trade and industry of the coun try WILLIS G C BAGLEY Presi dent of the First National The drop in the stock market will tend to increase the deposits of banks by turning the channels of investments back to real estate I look for farm sales to increase and I still believe that Iowa real estate is a sound basis for good credit in the state The banks in Iowa in my opinion will not suffer thru the drop in tho stock market CHARLES H BARBER Secre tary of the Retail Merchants asso City merchants are looking forward to a brisk Christ mas trade and are making prepara tions for one of the largest selling ase ofHi nati u s thesS VI Thru the operation of mall con tract awards and loansfrom the 250000000 fund established by the JoiiesWhite law to assist in the ex mnslon of the merchant marine the administration expects the ship ards to be humming with activity vithin the space of six months SENATE VOTES WEEKS RECESS Young Guard Loses in Fight to Prevent Layoff WASHINGTON Nov 20 Riding rough shod over the young guard of republican regulars weary senate today voted to adjourn the special session Friday night anc take a weeks recesa before the reg ular meeting in December The vote was 49 to 33 Senator Walsh of Montana act ing democratic leader offered the adjournment resolution at the out set of todays session He said it was apparent it was Impossible to pass the tariff bill before December 2 when the regu Irr session begins and asserted sen atorsshould bo given at least a week to prepare for the winter term RETAINS TITLE BULLETIN WASHINGTON Nov 20 white house todny can celed atl social functions on the calendar for December out of respect for tho memory of tho Into Good Included were the diplomatic reception usually one of the most brilliant of the season which was to have been held Dec 5 and the cabinet dinner wlilch was on the program for Dec 12 WASHINGTON Nov 20 Flags at half staff thruont the land today signaled the cessation o governmental affairs as Presiden Hoover and other officials of botl the American and foreign govern ments assembled in the historic eas room of the white house and pai final tribute at the funeral of Jame W Good the late secretary of war The services of Jhe Presbyterian church were conducted with simpl dignity Around the room were flor al tributes from personal friends foreign governments and many or ganizations The metal caskef was placed be fore the east tier of windows whic were draped in heavy gold brocade Two Soldiers on Guard Two soldiers at either end of th casket stood at rigidattention Else where in the room the gold braid ously hurt when a Great Western drop inthii market Is riot expected to affect the retail trade in this community HOLTON BRISTOL Salesman ager of Mason City Lehigh Portland Cement look for a better year of business in 1930 than the one were just finishing Recent activities on tho stock exchange have really contributed to the hope ful aspect of the situation Money from this territory which has been going east for marginal speculation is bound to be attracted hack home in stable Investments Thats going to mean increased building Evidence of this trend is to be i noted already in the road bond mar ket Whereas in the past there has been fear that tho county bonds vould not be purchased we find that investors now are them at par because they known to be safe This is important in its relation tothe enlarged road building pro grams in middle western states Iowas plans call for 1000 miles of paving in 1930 as against 700 this year Minnesota is said to bo plan ning to double its 1929 paving mile age Indiana and Wisconsin are fac ng heavy building programs and n Illinois there will be a large ad dition to the permanent road sys TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 1 Whiter Olrfcn bfRfo III sucX ccssfully defended Ms title ns nntinniil clmtnplon Plutto City Mo by winning tho sixth annual husking con test Gang Overpowers Jailer and Drags Prisoner to Street BULLETIN EASTLAND lev Nov 20 Sheriff Tom Jones wounded by Marshall Hatllff bunk robber who was lynched here last night dlwl In a iiospl tal today UASTLAND Texas Nov 20 LJ Impatient at the laws delay iinfl enraged by the latest violent crime of Marshall Ratliff Santa Glaus bank robber a mob of approximate ly 1000 persons last night hanged the condemned man from a tele phone cable 200 yards from tho jail For several hours the mans naked body dangled from the end oC a grass rope in a bitter wind while a crowd which included many wom en and children stood gazing up ward in comparative silence until o justice of the peace ordered the iody cut down Dressed ns Santa Two years ago Ratliff dressed aa a Santa Glaus participated in a Imnk holflup in which two officers and one of his companions were killed Monday after feigning paral ysis and winning the sympathy oE his keepers he attempted a Jail urealc shooting and seriously woundingDeputy Tom Jones vet eran peace Last night 200 m en o varpaworedhis Jailer cuteiei Hatllffs icelj to WOMAN DIES IN GROSSING SMASH Minister and Bride of Day Injured as Twin Strikes Auto COUNCIL BLUFFS Nov 20 I1 woman was killed another woman and two were badly in jured and a 5 year old boy less seri on the uniforms of high officers of the army and the bright decora tions on the uniforms of diplomats and military attaches of foreign powers appeared in sharp contrast to the somber clothes of governmen tal officials Before the services started and anyone had arrived Mr and Mrs Hoover had entered the room and remained for a while in personal tribute The president for some time stood by ihe casket and gazed into the face of his late friend and offi cial adviser Mrs Hoover remained a few feet distant Family in Nearby Room Turning away without speaking they left the room and did not re turn until justbefore the services were started Mrs Good her two young sons and other members of the immedi TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 train crashed into a sedan at street crossing here today Mrs O C Cochran of Lenox was killed Her skull was crushed Her husband had one arm and both legs broken his skull fractured and cuts on the head The Rev Christopher Shaw Christian minister at Modale anc his bride of a day formerly Misa Mary Jefferson of Modale were per haps fatally hurt The Rev Mr Shaws chest was crushed and Mrs Shaw receiveda fractured jaw anc severe headinjuries Warren Cochran 5 received seal wounds and a probable fractured skull The Shaws were married a Woodbine yesterday and were ru turning to Modale They were at tended by the Cochrans Mrs Coch ran being the Rev Mr Shawf laughter The Rev Shaw is abou 05 arid his wife is 42 0 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov 20 America already holds the record for weak movements Now we have a new one Its called re storing confi dence Rich men who never had a mission in life outside of watching a stock ticker are working day and night re storing confi WELL ROtJEICS dencc Rail road officials will meet with Mr Hoover and agree to lower tho fares on prominent delegates rushing to conferences to re store confidence Writers arc working night siiilts speakers tables are littered up ministers are preacuing statistics all on restoring confidence Now I am not unpatriotic and I want to do my bit so I hereby offer my services to my presi dent my country and my friends around old Trinity church New York to do anything outside of serving on a commission that I can in this great movement But you will have to give me some idea of where is And just who you want it re stored to Yours for servicfi WILL ROGERS BANDITS AUTO S FOUND NEAR POLICE STATION Robbers Getaway Car Located but Men Missing IMAHA Nov 20 auto mobile used by the four men who held up the Shambaugh Savings bank here yesterday afternoon and escaped with in currency and bonds was found in Omaha about a half block from the police station Nothing that would aid In identi fying the men was found in the car police said It is believed the bandits are part of the gang that robbed the Farm ers and Merchants bank of Benson Nebr an Omaha suburb of last week police said Omaha is about 75 miles northwest of Sham baugh No Trace of Kolihors SHAMBAUGH Nov 20 Bandits who held up the Shambaugh Savings hank yesterday and escaped with in bonds and in currency were still at largo today while authorities of astern Nebraska and western Iowa kept a sharp watch for them Tho four men traveling in an auto which bore an Ohio license were believed to have gone north west from here presumably headed toward Omaha awellUgh ted business street lynched him Railiff was held in the Easttaff Jait pending n sanity asked for by his aged mother who assert ed her son had lost his mind while awaitingiiis execution in tho clcatlj cell at Huntsville state prison Discovery of the townspeople of Easiland who still remembereu llie death of Chief of Police G E lieu ford and Officer George Curmichael in the battle with the bandit at UK nearby town of Cisco two years fore that RatllfC wis protending and biding his time for a biot their anger to a climax Lynching Broku During the lynching the ripc broke Messengers were sent for another and again the mob set to its task Then someone remembered that men about to die are usunlly given u chance to say a last word For another moment he was low ered to the ground but displeased at hs mumbling the crowd yelled string him up An inquest ordered for today Ratliffs death leaves but one of the four Cisco bank robbers alive Late last night District Judge George L Davenport indicated that a grand jury would be called to in vestigate the mob action and Coun y Attorney Joe H Jones nephew f seriously wounded deputy aid his office would prosecute in he event indictments were retired Jury Blames Alcohol for Death of Hermit Trapper in Fayette FAYETTE Nov Lamphier trapper found dead in ar old farm house of Fayette Sunday afternoon died as a rcsui of alcoholic poisoning according l the verdict returned by a coroner jury here Monday afternoon Th inquest was conducted by County Coroner J M Srnittle Members o the jury reported finding a largi number of rubbing alcohol and ex tract bottles in a closet and otho indications which led to the aboy conclusion A son of the dead mai arrived Monday to take charge o the remains Burial will be in Fayette cemetery Football Injury Fatal GALESBURG 111 Nov 20 nfection of an injury received vhile playing football caused the eath today of Lyle Green 13 The oy was a newspaper carrier and vas hurt while scrimmaging with ther newsies AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Them rich Browns say the new preacher aint humble enough before the Lord but what they mean is he aint humble enough before them ;