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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVB CENTS PER COPYASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 1929 UNITED PRESSED INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SBttvHr JsfO 42 CLOSE IN CHICAGO RUM RING gygJgQy Nationalisfayly Their Enemies to Cease Fighting TWO OFFICIALS COMPANIES WILL SPEND BIG SUM Approximately 2 Billion Planned in Expansion Program WASHINGTON Nov 27 construction and maintenance program of nearly for the coming year was outlined today to President Hoover by spokesmen public utilities of the coun try This Is an expansion of more than 100000 over expenditures for the same purpose this year and the re port on it was received with grati fication by the president as a ma terial contribution to his plan for continuing business progress in the face of the fail in stock market prices Among the utilities officials who met with the chief executive at the white house were Owen D Young chairman of the Tjoard of the Gen eral Electric company and Samuel Insull of Chicago oneofthe larg est holders of public utilities inter ests in the country Summarizes Situation Matthew S Sloan New York president of the National Electric Light association summarized the utilities situation in a statement to tie president based he explained upon of the electric light and ppwer gas and street railway industries made yesterday at a con NewYork presidenthad asked for a re re quested 7 thal they be permitted to come here to makethe report thus adding an unexpected conferenceto the many which have been held dur ing thepast 10 days Separate reports for the main fac tors of the whole Industry were made by Sloan for the electric light and power corporations B J Mul Janey for the American Gas associa tion and J M Shannahan of Omaha for the electric railways Presents Big Increase Sloan placed 1930 expenditures for the electric Jight and power com panies at 5865000000 for expansion of facilities an increase of 000 over corresponding expenditures for this year This is exclusive of maintenance costs For the gas industry Mullaney estimated construction expenditures at a six per cent in crease over this years total and maintenance of existing facilities at The report by Shennahan said the street railway companies were spending approximately a day for maintenance betterments and expansions and expected to maintain or exceed this rate during 1930 Conditions Justify Expense Sloan said a careful consideration of existing conditions justified the nearly outlay by the light and power companies in antici pation of the growing requirements of industry for power and consum TTJRN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 2 Sfif Wea IOWAFORECAST Mostly cloudy and colder Wednesday night Thursday generally fair colder in south and extreme east portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 47 Coolest in Night 33 At 8 A M Wednesday 34 Trace of Precipitation Tuesdays maximum was 4 de grees higher than that of the previous day but it fell short by 3 degrees of the months high mark The nights minimum was the high est recorded since Nov 18 There was a bit of rain Tuesday evening and again Wednesday morning there was a trace of rain and snow Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Nov No comedian of our generation but has profited by seeing the old mas t er R a y nr o a d Hi ten c o ok work Such ease and orig inality Know ing and admir ing you for years Hitchy I believe you would like this on your heacl W1LL ROGERS stone Here lies a cheerful soul who spent a lifetime creating fun for others Yet in doing so he has never copied any mans methods He lived was loved and he died just Hitchy unlike nobody And to make the day entirely obituary I read of the death cf Captain Cudahy our crack navy pilot Just three weeks ago he spent three days at my ranch along with the secretary of the navy for aviation Ingalls whom he was piloting a fine chap and a greatpilot It just looks like the good ones go and us bum ones stay Yours WILL ROGERS Concessions to Be Given War Leaders Opposing Generals Get Mex ican Money to Quit Fighting TOKYO Nov 27 Japanese Rcngo News agency received n dispatch from Har bin Manchuria tonight stat ing Soviet troops are be lieved to havo withdrawn from the railway zone This if true indicates tho probability that tho Russians havo evacuated tho area ot northwestern Manchuria and returndd over the course of this invasion of Manchuria began Nov 18 GOPSHAKEUP IN COMMITTEK WILL Republican Strength to Be Increased by Changes By CECIL B DICKSON Associated Press Staff Writer 1ITASHINGTON Nov 27 ma jority of 102 In the house forecasts a general shakeup In most of the committee memberships that will strengthen the republican and weak en the democratic representation Republican leaders have indicated to Representative Garner of Texas minority leader that they desire to increase their membership on the major committee of 21 members from 13 to 14 This would reduce the democrats from 8 to 7 and would necessitate the transfer of several to other committees v 5 Committees Left Tho republican majority was in creased by the 1928 elections from 34 in the seventieth congress to 102 in the seventyfirst The house membership of 435 has 267 repub licans 165 democrats one farmer laborer and two vacancies When the regular session begins Monday only five committees or ganized in the special session will be functioning The remainder will be organized later in the week after the republicans and democrats have selected their committee slates and submitted them to the house Have 130 Vacancies With approximately 130 vacan cies to be filled by both sides scores of changes are expected Many members have expressed a de sire for changed assignments while others are entitled to be elevated to more important bodies thru senior ity and demonstrated ability to han dle specific legislation Representative Tilson of Connect icut majority leader has called a meeting of the committee on com mittees for next Tuesday the sec ond day of the regular session At that time It will be decided whether to increase the republican member ships and the committee slates will be prepared Recommend Changes The minority members of tho ways and means committee headed by Representative Garner will meet Monday to draft the democratic alate With the loss of members in the last election and by death there are about 60 vacant democratic posts but republican action may re duce that number Many republicans favor reducing the judiciary and interstate com merce committees membership from 23 to 21 cutting off two democrats and leaving 14 republicans Garner opposes this holding that the im TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 3 A By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ERUPT cessation of hostilities on Chinas civil war fronts in Honan and Hupeh provinces was disclosed today in a grist of dis patches some of which hinted that the warharrassed nationalist gov ernment had paid its enemies for the truce Advices from Hankow said fight ing between the rebellious Kuomin chun or Peoples army and na tionalist troops had stopped with a suddensses that took all observers by surprise altho it had been known that riegotatlonSWere going on be tween the factional leaders To Gain Recognition ofttie nationalist governmentahaheajdqf its military forces returned today to Nanking with a purported pro gram of sweeping changes which is expected to give his late enemies the Kuominchun ameasure of rec ognition Simultaneously the Peoples Army was reported to be evacua ting both Honan and Hupeh Na tionalist troops which had been fightin the Kuominchun were said to be withdrawing also many of them heading for Kwangtung prov ince to resist another revolutionary movement aimed against Canton Bribed Their Opponents Japanese dispatches to Shanghai from Hankow quoting sources usu ally well informed asserted reports had been widely circulated that tho nationalists had bribed the Kuomin chun to cease fighting This report said it was generally believed that Chiang KaiShek dur ing his recent trip to Honan baxl succeeded thru Yen HaiShan gov ernor of Shansi province in bribing General Feng YuHsiang head of the Kuominchun to withdraw his troops in return for 10000000 Mex ican dollars This dispatch also quoted another report that Chiang had paid the Kuominchun commander TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 1 TWO M C MEN ESCAPE INJURY GlobeGazettes Editor and Managing Editor Miss Falling Truck CEDAR RAPIDS Nov 2T Will F Muse editor of the Mason Gity GlobeGazette and Edward F Misak president of the Torch Press here narrowly escaped injury or possibly death here late yesterday when a large hand truck and 500 pounds of paper hurtled thru an elevator shaft in which they were riding Muse visiting the Torch Press in connection with a book he is having published and W Earl Hall man aging editor of the GlobeGazette accompanying him were asked by Misak to go with him to another ffoor Hall instead went outside to park his car as Muse and Misak got in the elevator When the lift reached the second floor the truck fell from the fourth floor and after it came Earl Harr an employe Harr landed astride Misaks neck Harr was the only one injured A heavy beam in the elevatorstopped the truck and paper Harr said he thot be had locked the elevator at the fourth floor and backed to the spot only to find it absent This was the second narrow esi cape for Mr Muse Several years ago he had intended to take an elevator in a Des Moinei building but decided to walk up rather than wait and on the lifts return trip upward it fell ONMANCHUWAR SENT TO TOKYO U S Would Offer Sug gestions Is Necessary Says Secretary Nov 27 The views of Secretary of State Stimson on the Manuchurian situation were communicated to Tokyo today by Ambassador Debuohi following his conversation with the American sec retary last Monday but the foreign office disclaimed any intention of taking action at the present time either independently or in concert with other nations Secretary Stimson was quoted as saying that he regarded the renewed warlike activity between the Rus sians and Chinese as serious and in the event suggestions by the Uni ted States might be thot1 of value in clearing tne situation they would be made Little Progress This Week Tokyos equanimity regarding the situation was expressed as due partly to confirmation of reports that the Russian invasion had not reached Khailar and had made little progress if any during the last two days and also to official confidence that the Russians do not intend a jperm agent occupation qt nes i v to Nevertheless an official Russian communique broadcast today from Khabarovak Siberia declared that further punitive measures might be necessary x It was learned that Baron Kijuro Shidehara Japanese foreign minis ter had seen neither the Russian ambassador nor the Chinese minis ter this week but conferred with the former last Friday when it was believed assurances were given that led to tlie Japanese view point The Japanese ambassador at Moscow has been assured oE the safety oJ Japanese reslcants in the affected zones Confers With Shidehara It was learned that America Charge DAffaires Neville on in structions from Washington calle at the foreign office late today anc conferred at length with Baron Shidehara The subject of the conference was not disclosed but it is understood that the meeting related to Secre tary Stimsons views concerning the attitude of the various powers to ward Russian operations in Man churia Britain Would Participate LONDON Nov 27 Great Britain la prepared to participate with other powers in joint action to bring the RussoChinese dispute in Manchuria to a peaceful termina tion if such action proves possible Foreign Secretary Arthur Hen derson made this reply to a ques tioner in the house of commons today He said he would consider whether Great Britain should take the initiative with the other powers Claims Woman Hid Liquor in Sewing Machine Are Denied DES MOINES Nov 27 legations that she used her sewing machine as a liquor cache were de nied in district court here today by Mrs Flo Larson She pleaded not guilty to a charge of violating liquor laws Officers claim they found a quart of moonshine in the machine and 32 quarts of beer elsewhere in her home Hoovers Planning Quiet Holiday at White House Church Services and Thanks giving Dinner Occupy Ships Log Gives Story of Rescues OAKLAND Cal Nov 27 Thecoast guard cutter Northland displaying a log filled with accounts various adventures during her sixmonths cruise of Arctic waters was back in winter anchorage here oday She returned yesterday from her seasonal trip to tho Arctic ivhlcn required 14000 miles of sail ing Among the achievements of the vessus crew outside of regular du ties were Rascue of 13 shipwrecked nail ois from the Norwegian ship Eliiif They were stranded on the Siberian Rescue of two soldiers of the Russian white army starving on a bleak Diomede island in the Bering i RecJe of the disabled hunting schooner Dorothy which was towed 100 miles to port for re pairs Rescue of trader Jim Allen and 30 Eskimos starving ut Wain wrijrht They were taken to Wal rus fields where the Eskimos skin boats arid shot wal vRescue i oCjthe pilot Benriet of an Alaskan commercial airplane ser vice forced down on an island Whei asked what his men did for diversion during the northern cruise Commander Edward D Jonas said they read adventure magazines to get thrills WASHINGTON Nov 27 Thanksgiving will be observed at Mie white house tomorrow in a quiet old fashioned way In the morning President and Mrs Hoover will attend church services and then will spend the rest of the day with a few friends When evening rolls around the landsome mahogany table in the state dining room will be filled with both domesticated and wild turkeys along with the trimmings found the board of most American tomes Mr Hoover will have no bus iness engagements and along with all government departments his executive office will be closed The two sons of the president will not be with their parents so that aote of the family atmosphere will missing They are coming for Lhe Christmas holidays when there Will be a Christmas tree and toys for the children of Herbert Hoover Jr Six turkeys already have arrived at the white house So far as the president is concerned he is looking forward with particular pleasure to the wild gobbler sent by William H Moody postmaster of Washing ton Two large domesticated turkeys were sent from northern Minnesota and one each from North Dakota Wellman Iowa and California There is likely to be some cur tailment of entertaining tomorrow because rthe wii tehouse is i rrmourn ing1 for the late Secretary GoodTie well known hospitality qf the Hoov ers however is expected to extend at least to their circle of intimate friends DENISON OFFERS BOND OF Rover Investigates Claim of Mistaken Identity in Liquor Case WASHINGTON Dec 27 Representative Edward Everett Denison of Illinois recently indicted on a charge of illegal possession of liquor appeared today before a clerk in the District of Columbia supreme court and posted bail of John Layne Denisons former secretary who was jointly indicted with him has not yet given baii District Attorney Rover said today he was investigating a report that a mistake in identity had been made in indicting Layne Denison was indicted after the discovery of a trunk which prohibi tion agents said contained liquor at a railroad station here It was addressed to Layne in care of Deni son at the house office building Layne after the indictment de nied he knew anything about the trunk of liquor and Denison as serted that the trunk had been sent in his care by mistake NOTICE TO RURAL ROUTE READERS Tho GlobeGazettes early Mail Extra edition is printed primar ily for the benefit of our auli ficrlliers living on rural routes There will bo no dciverv of or tho rural routes Thursday Thanksgiving Day Therefore no Early Evtra of Thurs day will be printed but instPiul tlio Homo edition of Wcdnrsiljiy ivhich carriesthe sumo feature iralter is being delivered to all readers who usually receive Early Mall Extra Tho regular Early Mail Extra of Friday will bo delivered on the rural roules Friday morning BEGINS MOVIE COMBINE PR08E Independent Film Interests Charge Violation of Clayton Act NEW YORK Nov 27 torney General William Mitchell to day began two antitrust proceed ings against the Fox and Warner brotherd other film interests charging violation of the Clayton act The complaints were filed in the United States district court here One nanSes Warner Brothers Pic tures Inc Stanley Company of I America controlling 25041 shares of First National Pictures and First National Pictures Inc ac defend ants In the other complaint the Fox Theaters corporations Fox Film corporation and William Fox are named defendants Recent expansion activities by Fox and Warners Brothers inter ests involving the purchase of stock control in competing com I panics is sjiid tp be the cause of 1 action v Program ANGERS JUDGE Estate of J W Good Former War Secretary Valued at CHICAGO Nov 27 late of War James W Gocd left an estate valued at according to the will filed for pro natc yesterday Mts Good will receive the Income of the entire estate which is placed in a Upon her death the income will be divided between two sons James W Good Jr and Robert Edward Goov I either son should decide to establish a business buy a home or many 525000 will be advanced to him according to the terms of a special provision FOKKERPLANE CRASHES IN NY One Man Known to Be in Burning Wreckage Near Roosevelt Field ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y Nov 27 large four motored Fokkcr monoplane with at least three persons on board crashed into a house at Carle Place near here this afternoon and set fired to the plane and two adjoining houses Rescuers tried vainly to approach the burning plane and house One man was known to be in the wreck age Another tentatively identified as S M Bogos a department of commerce inspector was found near a clump of bushes and taken to hospital Theplane was bound for Teter boro N J when the accident took place Witnesses reported that just be fore the fatal crash fire was seen is suing from the right rear motor The pilot evidently tried to straight en out his ship and make a safe landing but was unsuccessful One of the occupants was said to have jumped but was his parachute unable to adjust Fire departments from surround ing towns were summoned Small Rock Falls Boy Recovers From Burns ROCK FALLS Nov Hanson Jr son of Mr and Mrs George Hansen who received badly burned leg In a bonfire in April has finally recovered after months of suffering and waiting He is now able to walk short dis tance Associated Press P40oi Frank J Loesch a member ot Hoovers crime commission unu special prosecutor in Cook county Chicago was forced to offer a nolprosso motion in tho trial Lieut Philip Carroll and four other of fleers charged with murder after Judge Davis had declared the states testi mony recked with perjury TWO OFFICIALS HAD WORKED AS LIQUOR RUNNERS Vfonths of Investigation Results in 15 In dictments HICAGO Nov 27 indictmentof Paul Morton re ealed today that the government ad decided to snap the trap baited months ago for leaders of au elab ratt and extensive liquor syndi ate Tnuru were Intimations too tLat n the indictment of Morton and 14 thers the government had scraped lose to the background the Mor n gang massacre of last Valen ines day and also had touched tho veb of law violation uncovered in ho recent northern Indiana liquor nveitigrations Indictment Secret The indictment of Morton broth r ot the late Nails Morton who vos one of the few Chicago gang ters to die a natural death was re urned several weeks ago but was cept secret with the others until esterday The arrests brot disclosure of pa ifent work by government dry agents working under Alexander G Jamie chief deputy of a special prohibition unit For months two of Jamies undercover agents ac companied truckload niter truck load of Canadianale into the CbAcar go area driving the trucks times and always accepted as DETECTIVES IS ORDERED ENDED ourt Grant Prosecution Argument to Nol Prosse Case CHICAGO Nov 27 of murder against Lieut Phillip Carroll four members of his detec tive bureau squad and four hood ums in connection with the death o Octavius Granady Negro politician on election primary day in 1928 were nolprossed today by Speciar Assistant States Attorney Frank J Locsch Loeschs motion to nolprosse wai made after he read a long statemen in which he severely criticised Judgi Joseph David for his conduct whil presiding over the trial Defense attorneys seeking t clear the names of their clients op posed the action and Judge Davic who yesterday denounced the state cuse and suggested that the charge be nolprossed berated himself for his remarks He demanded that the state go on with its case While attorneys continued to ar gue Judge David called in the jury and asked them Gentlemen if you were called upon for a verdict now what would it be The jury wentinto a huddle arid declared unanimously that it would be not guilty The court then granted the mo tion to nolprosse Data This detective work wascapped last August in the raid led by eorge Hardboiled Golding Jry agent In the city hall square build ng The offices of the Morton Con itructior company said by govcrn TURN TO PAGE Z COLUMN 1 KIDNAP VICTIM WINS FREEDOM Illinois Businessman Is Liber ated After Car Breaks Down MOMENCE 111 Nov 27 Back home today Henry W Con rad prominent Momence business man related how he was kidnaped ast night and given freedom two lours later upon abandonment by he kidnapers of their stolen auto mobile near Cook Ind Conrad owner of a large bakery said two men pretending to be oil salesmen entered his office and ordered him to open the safe The days receipts already had been banked After lining up the employes and searching tho of fices the kidnapers ordered Conrad into their car and sped eastward In Lowell Ind the men forced Conrad to indorse a check for 51000 which they attempted un successfully to cash in a general store The kidnapers then headed for Chicago Near Cook Ind their car stalled The pair commandeered another car and continued north ward leaving Conrad in the aband oned car LANCE SEEKING HAMMILLS JOB Dubuque Senator Is Third Candidate for G 0 P Nomnation DES MOINES Nov 27 State Senator Otto F Lange of Du buque today became tho third avowed candidate for the republican nomination for governor at next years primary election The two who had previously announced theiv candidacy are Dan W Turner of Corning and State Senator A H Bergman of Newton Communists Under Arrest SAN BERNARDINO Nov 27 with attempting to hold a street meeting without a per mit seven alleged communists were under arrest here today Three wom en two of them under sentence for communist activities also were de tained AUNT HET Robert Quillen There never was any thing remarkable in none o my folks except Cousin EI bert had a fourfoot tape worm once ;