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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION CITY IOWATHURSDAY NOVEMBER 21 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL sERvTcjTNQ g ORD CONFIDENT OF FUTURE TidalWave RADIOIS ONLY MEANS OF WORD FROM N F AREA 16 Buildings SweptAway by 15Foot Wave After Quake ST JOHNS N F Nov 21 UPlA Twentyseven persons were f drowned on the south coast of New 1 foundland in a15foot tidal wave Iwhich swept up from the earth 1 quake there Monday according to a report reaching the jua jtice department today from the I steamer Portia Nine persons mostly women and children lost their lives when eyery thing along the water front at J Burin including 16 buildings was away by the wave Four I bodies were recovered there j Eighteen persons were drowned Ijat Lords Cove and Lamaline in the 1 Burin district j The steamer Daisy is rendering 1 assistance to the stricken communi Ities f All means of communication oth Ueritlian Radio is cut off from the I south coast 1 St Lawrence also was reported to thave been swept by the wave but no lives were lost there ZERO WEATHER Cold Causes Many Automobile Radiators to Freeze Mason City and the surrounding communitywere Thursday gettlnl Adjusted to the sudden change to rero weather The thermometer at ne American Beet Sugar company registered exactly zero as the minimum for the night The mer cury rose slightly toward the middle the day There wasno indication however that balmy weather was Immediately in sight 1 Scores of motorists who had not I provided sufficient antifreeze solu lfion in their automobiles had frozen Jxadiators Wednesday night and this looming and service establishments jwere kept busy To Broadcast Games ST PAUL Nov 21 local radio broadcasting station provide a playbyplay account lof the outstanding footbalPgame of line south Dec 7 when the Univer sity of Georgia and Georgia Tech tangle on the gridiron The station also broadcast a detailed ac Icount of the ArmyLeland Standford Dec 28 IOWA WEATHKK Mostly fair tonight nnd Fri dny colder tonight except in noth central portion rising temperature Friday in west amt north portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazelle weatherfigures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Wednesday Maximum M Minimum for JVight o At 8 A M Thursday 1 Winter attacked with a vengeance Starting with a tem pemture of about 20 in the morning here was a gradual descent of the ercury thruout the day andThunj Hay morning the first zero reading of the fall was recorded This is 17 degrees lower than the minimum of the previous night which was low er than any minimum previously fehown by the GlobeGazettes weath fr instruments of 27 Along North eastern Coast Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov 21 looking to see what I could do toward restoring con fidence and discovered the following facts Co nfidence hasnt left this country confi dence has just got wise And theguys thatit got wise to are wondering WILL KUiGKS g0bneee Railroad men of the country held ameet ing in Washington and decided to put on more bus lines Newspapers headline the fact that 19 were killed in Mexico elec tion day and it should be head lined For it Is astonishing to us For we can bnvp off that many electing an alderman in Chicago or any of our big cities Mexico has got a long way to go before they reach our state of civiliza tion Yours WILL ROGERS FURTHER SLUMP OF MERCURY IS Entire Middle West in Grip of Cold Montana Has Blizzard rjBS MOINES Nov 21 U and wooltns will be in order agaiu tonight as the weatherman predicts a further drop to subzero to near zero temperatures Howuv er the present cold snap is to be of snort duration for rising tem peratures are predicted for tomor row in the west and north por tions the coldest spots in Iowa last night Charles City reported a temper ature of 2 above zero the lowest reading in the state Sioux City and Dubuque reported 8 above Davenport and Council Bluffs 32 above Keokuk 16 above and Dns Moifes 10 above At 8 oclock today the mercury had fallen almost one degree in Des Moines the reading being slighily about 9 above May Hit 5 Belpir The forecast today indicates sub zero weather tonight in the north east section with the mercury prob ably reaching 5 below In the north west section zero weather is expect ed while inthe southwest and southeast sections the maximum cold is forecast ai about 5 above Six degrees above zero was the lowest temperature recorded at the goverament weather station at Ledgos state park last night The Des Moines river at Boone was tilled with floating ice thiri morning middle West in Cold Grip CHICAGO Nov 21 temperatures held sway today in the middlewest and northwest and in many places the ground was spread with snow Continued cold and fair weather with readings ranging down to zero was the forecast for today Some of the low marks for yea itrday were The Pas 6 below Minneapolis 14 Sioux Ctiy 14 Bis marck 6 and Sault Ste Marie 16 Chicago the thermometer is ex pected to reach 10 above by tonight Temperatures will begin to rise to morrow the weather bureau pre dicted Blizzard Hits Montana HELENA Mont Nov 21 The first realblizzard of the season hit today shrouding many sections of the state in biting frost 1VHK TO IAGE 14 COLUiMN 2 SOLDIERS READY TO GREET GOOD FUNERAL PARTY Plans Completed for Services on Friday Morning By THEODORE F HOOP pEDAR RAPIDS Nov 21 Nearly 200 soldiers from Fort Des Moines augmented the Cedar Rapids police force today as this city prepared to receive the body of James W Good late secretary of war who began here the political career that led him tothe council chamber of President Hoover Wearing crepe bands on their arms 190 men and six officers un der command of Maj H J Kelly and the cavalry band from Fort Des Moines were to form the guard of honor for Mr Goods body when it arrives on a special train this afternoon In addition they were acting as traffic officers today and will perform similar du ties preceding the funeral tomorrow Word that the train Is due at 3 p rrf nearly an hour earlier than originally scheduled speeded up the plans for receiving the secretarys body and the party of mourners ac companying it The troops vHll be on duty all night in the mortuary where the coffin will rest until the services in the First Presbyterian church at 11 a m tomorrow attendsthe fa fceral ifisiude Dmfel Iowa and K T McKellar of Tennessee CALfDOCTORS FOR CLEMENCEfll Former French Premier Suf fers Severe Colic Attack PARIS Nov 21 Premier Clemenceau who had a severe heart attack In October suf fered an acute attack of colic today but early this afternoon seemed much better Drs Degennes and Laubry who attenaed him during his recent ill ness were called urgently and gave his morphine injections which re lieved the pain The former premier who hag been taking morning physical ex ercises under the guidance of a gymnastic teacher in recent days founa himself too tired for his daily dozen this morning He com plained of great fatigue Shortly after 11 oclock he suf fered his first abdominal pains and Oiesa had become so intense by nooon that Dr Degenneswas call ed urgently Leaving the house just before 2 Iowa Farmer Killed by Tractor Driven by Son PRIMGHAR Nov 21 Setz farmer was accidentally run over and killed by a tractor driven by lts son Lawrence yesterday Betz was stooping in front of the tractor fixing the crank when the boy thinking his father had gone to the house started the machine SINCLAIR LEAVES JAIL Harry F Sinclair wno entered the District of Columbia mil May 6 on contempt charges left after midnight Thursday for his Long Islund home Photos show the oil magnate and the jal SCORES HURT IN EXPLOSION Washington Police Dig in Ruins of Blast for Pos sible Dead WASHINGTON Nov 21 explosion in the downtown business section here today called all avail able ambulances to the intersection of Seventh and E streets and first reports which were unconfirmed said a number of persons had been killed Police at the scene estimated that some 20 passersby and employes of a McCrory 5 and 10 cent store un BRITON SCORES NAVAL PLANS MacDonald Criticized for Going to Washington to Settle Navies LONDON Nov 21 Minister MacDonald was bitterly criticized today for kowtowing to President Hoover in settling the British navys strength by P J H Hannon conservative member of the house of commons Hannon addressing the conserva tive canvassing corps on imperial preference in tariffs said that all this lofty talk with America all had been injured Whether any fa talities had occurred was not deter was suffering from a was in a good deal of pain He added that the doctors would return for another consultation at S p m I mined as all of the BOOM GREEN AS WAR SECRETARY Michigan Governor Suggest ed by Vandenberg for Post WASHINGTON Nov 21 name of Gov Fred W Green of Michigan will be presented to President Hoovarby Seiiatpr Van denberg of Michigan for considera tion Iri the selection of a successor to the late Secretary Good of the war department Senator Vandenberg said today he would propose the name of the governor after the funeral services for Secretary Good Thieves Steal Phone in Police Headquarters EVANSTON 111 Nov 21 The room of the police magistrate at prUce headquarters was vacat ed for a few minutes yesterday Wher the magistrate returned lie discovered his telephone had been stolen a marble desk set also and the courts supply of pencils Tlic bench was nailed down a circum stance which the court remarked was most fortunate tims were rushed to hospitals in pri vate cars and ambulances as fast as they were located The explosion lifted a part of the concrete sidewalk about 40 feet square high into the air Firemen arriving immediately began digging beneath the ruins for bodies Two Billion Dollar Slice in Taxes Due WASHINGTON Nov 21 total reduction of nearly two billion dollars in the taxes of the nation since 1921 will be accom plished if congress adopts Secretory Mellons recommendation that the rates on incomes for 1929 be lowered 1 per cent The reduction made by congress since Mellon took office in 1921 were thru the revenue acts of 1921 1921 1928 and 1928 Thefirst slash be came effective in 1923 and cut 000000 off the total collections IncomesIncreased But as the tax rates of the nation were reduced taxable Incomes in creased with corresponding benefits for the treasury In 1922 the total income and miscellaneous taxes coir lected by the government amounted to aid the next yeir a reduclion of S683000WO the total collection was but 000 below the 3922 figure and TURN TO PAGE J4 COLUMN 1 I the session by 10000 bugles in the press all this talk of a five power conference to settle our naval parity would be unnecessary if the British empire were the great united whole it ought to be Why should the British premier go to Washington to settle the strength of our navy HOUSE AGREES TO ADJOURNMENT Extra Session to Come to End Sine Die on Friday WASHINGTON Nov 21 The house today agreed to the sen ates plan to adjourn the extra ses sion of congress sine die Friday The action was taken without a record vote Since Sept 23 when the summer recess taken in June ended the house has held perfunctory sessions every three days ready to send the tariff bill to conference in event of its passage by the senate In presenting the concurrent res olution passed by the senate yester day Representative Tilson of Con necticut the republican floor leader said the senRtehad by 1 la action pro claimed that it was Incapable of tariff bill at the extra session adding the senate had thus accepted responsibility for the fall GLASS ACCUSES BANK HEAD IN MARKETS DROP Charles E Mitchell to Blame Virginian Tells Upper House IITASHINGTON Nov 21 Charles E Mitchell chairman of theboard of the National City bank of New York was blamed in the senate today by Senator Glass democrat of Virginia for a leading part in the stock market collapse while senate leaders of all factions assailed those who were putting the responsibility on the doorstep of congress Glass a former secretary of the treasury said member banks of the federal reserve system had nothing o do with the crash but Mr Charles E Mitchell of the National City bank was the chief offender Mitchell llesponsible Claim He is the man Glass asserted more responsible than all others to gether for the excesses that have re sulted in this disaster The debate included also an attack by Senator Harrison of Mississippi upon the dissemina tors for President Hoover I An editorial in the Washington Post today condemning the demo1 cratlcwestern republican indepenl dent the senate at tack arid sharpvcriticism reeled at it7 and jnore particularly at the publisher of the newspaper Edward B McLean A motion by Senator Sackett to enter the editorial In the record and to have it read to the senate pre cipitated the furore Should Consider Source The Kentucky senator explained he only wished to show that the sen ate was being criticised unfairly Senator Norrls of Nebraska one of the republican independent lead ers said he thot that in consider ing the editorialin question we ought to consider its source He then referred to McLeans connection with the senate investi gation of the teapot dome oil scan dals NEW SENATOR Associated Press Jlioto David Baird Jr who has been appointed to succeed Wai tor E Edge in the senate from New Jersey Edges nomina tion to the ambassadorship at Paris having been confirmed by the senate APPOINTMENT OF EDGE CONFIRMED Senate Unanimous in Favor ing Solon for Post in France NEWARK N J Nov 31 Baird Jr Camdcn today was unpointed United States senator to succeed Wul tcr E Edge by Gov Morgan r Larson Ho will serve until tin next general election in No vember 1930 CLARION CUT IS FOR EFFICIENCY WKIM Great Western Officia Issues Statement to Clarion CLARION Nov to v the latest interpretation of thp order last week affecting the Great Western railroad offices here only the mechanical department of the road will be depleted Sixty men have been released from work in the shops leaving the personnel of the company here in the shops at about 20 A groupoC Clarion businessmen and shippers who interviewed the president and vice president of the road in Minneapolis were told that the shifting of the mechanical con centration point to Oelwein was be ing done in the interests of effi ciency and that no change would be made in the operation and dis patching of trains 10 Go to Council Bluffs A careful checkup among the plans of the employes brot out lint 10 of those relieved from duty horo will be transferred to Council Bluffs Fiftytwo have been cut off with no promise of reinstatement The only change made in the personnel ot the business offices BUSINESS CANT BE DAMAGED BY FALL IN STOCKS resent Condition Nol Due to Collapse Says Auto Maker WASHINGTON Nov 21 Henry Ford snid today after eaving a conference of business men called by the president that he tirst thing to do was to corf ect the impression that the nt condition of affairs is duo to he stock market Collapse of speculation may lave been the occasion of a busi ness hesitation Ford continued but it certainly was not tho ause Tbe stock market does not make irospority but prosperity is absc utely essential to such an inflation f vrlues as we have seen during he past year When an inflated tock market breaksit does hot lecessarily carry general business down with It but when general msiness declines it invariably de flates the artificial values the stocK market Market Cunt Hurt Us That is what happened It was only the temporary diversion of jusinessmens attention that pre vented them from seeing what was happening It is now clear to all that the real explanation of the presentsituation is not to be found in reoent stock market history but in recent business history If the public understands the manufacturer said thatthe irBtock market cannot permanently affect us for el tier good or bad is clear to constructive1 views He added that business showefl some decline even while speculative values were at their height The reasons are plain he saiJ First there was a serious with drawal of brains from business Men whootherwise have been work ing out better designs for commodi ties and better methods bt manu facture and planning to put more value into their products were drawn off from the work they were best fitted to dp by the promise of cjuick profits in speculation This TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 4 HEAVY LOSS IS RESULT OF FIRE Farm House Near Britt Is Totally Destroyed by BJaze BRITT Nov of un known origin completely destroyed the dwelling house on the farm occupied by tho Eskil Prulson fam ily three miles east of here at about oclock last evening Members of the family were not at home at the time and the blaze during the shakeup was in the re1 was not discovered until it had lieving of two clerks Leonard Van gained considerable headway Ef Noy and Mrs Evelyn Henry forts to save any of the furniture WASHINGTON Nov 21 Tht telegraphic statement sent The nomination of Senator Walter B Edge of New Jersey to be uu bassadpr to France was confirmed today by tha senate As scon as the nomination received Chairman Borah of the forelgr relations committee asked immediate confirmation and it wan voted without discussion back from Minneapolis by those who interviewed the leaders of the road was as follows It appears from the standpoint of economy and material improvement of ser vice that there will be a greater work concentration oC mechanical at Oelwoin than in the past t It dots not appear that any real Edge was not m the senate be change will be made in Ihe opera ing in Santa Fe N Mex visiting tion Hnd dispatching of trains his son who is in school there telegram was dispatched mi informing the senator of nomination and confirmation or household equipment were un availing The property destroyed will be almost a complete loss according to members of the family since only a small amount of insurance wan carried A tho I Edge it was said would probably send his resignation to Governor Larson of New Jersey by tele graph today The usual procedure was dispen sed with The nomination was not sent to tho committee receiving unanimous confirmation in open session of passage of the tariff bill at Hoatner Issues Stntcmont A statement by Victor V Eoit ner president of the road to the residents Clarion is as iol lovvs Please let me say at once that every consideration will be given to you and the needs of your com munity both in this instance and in other aspects of our business re lationship Only with the utmost of mutual good will and a thoro un derstanding of our joint problems can that relationship best be serv ed To this desirable end I want to explain to you the consideration which led to the change at Clarion Necessarily the business of transportation is a moving one In Oliver Morosco Weds His Leading Woman SAN FRANCISCO Nov 21 Oliver Morosco theatrical pro cucer and Helen McRuer leading transportation such as ours tracks woman in several of his recent locomotives cars simps plays were married here early this i roundhouses and other facilities morning with scores of stage folk bc nnd maintained fctlng as unexpected witnesses n condition if service is not Moroscos former wife Thelnm Money necessary Valey Mitchell divorced him last and replacement of October in Los Angeles charging flicllllCf conic from I TURN TO IAGE 14 COLUMN 3 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Mary Ellen makes catty remarks about my double chins but havin twocliins aint an bad as bein two faced ;