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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 28, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home COMP ItAKLQN R HIS MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA OF S MOINES THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME VOL XXXVII FIVB CENTSPER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 28 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 44 Ford Story by Couzens Tale Sample of What Senator Could Relate By CHARLES P STEWART TON Nov 28 CPA f Senator James Couzens could be persuad ed to talk free ly about Henry Ford whom ha habitually refuses to discuss and with a pointed ness that simply whets ones cur he un q u e s t on ably could furnish an intensely inter esting analysis of the flivver kings personality He actually did give a sample of what might rea sonably be expected from him on this subject when during his re cent successful campaign for re nomination to the senate ho told the story of his conversion to ad vocacy of the highest wages an in dustry can afford to pay to its workers in preference to getting labor as cheaply as possible The senators idea evidently was that his anecdote related rather to a past experience of hs own than to one in the life of his early asso ciate in automobile production and indeed as he recounted it Ford fig Tum io Pnco 2 Column Nettleton Enrolled as Caterpillar Club Member YOUNG AVIATOR TRIAL IS BEGUN Stepmother Is Charged With Glass Poisoning of Child ENVER Colo Nov 28 he trial of Mrs Pearl OLoughlin ed with the murder of her luehter L eona was started to JUMP IN CHUTE Toledo Youth Fails to Set New Junior Record SAN DIEGO Cal Nov 28 Instead of holding a new junior transcontinental flight record Ger ald Nettleton 20 Toledo Ohio aviator was enrolled today as the youngest member of the famed Caterpillar club Nettleton made a 10000 foot pur achute drop to escape from a blind ing rain and snowstorm which en compassed his plane near here yes terday as he was within less thau rn hour of finishing his transcou tinental flight Has Thanksgiving Dinner He drifted gently to earth nea a ranch house as his abandonei plane crashed a mile atvay Excep for being rainsoaked and extremely cold Nettleton was unhurt H made his way to a ranch house and topped off his tidventure with af big Thanksgiving dinner The weather was fog and snow said Nettleton I couldnt see 10 feet The instru Will Rogers AVALON Cal Nov chewed many a wad of gum in my time and I tell you it makes any gum chew er prouder to see how w o n derful our mon ey has been pent This Cat allna island that this fellow W r i g I e y has stuck together in the Pacific is an American garden spot Every gum chewer should visit It You swim golf fish and chew Its a tribute to Americas only original custom and a monument to a pleased mastication Yours WILL ROGERS SHARE IN WHITE HOUSE TURKEY ments froze and since I couldnt HVILIE MAN STRANGLES SELF WITH SHOE LACE Body Found in Room ol see there was only one thing to do fr r D U to jump Hotel Hrter BanK i Jesses aniong them Leo OLough Ju city detective and husband of a defendant The OLoughlin girls body was und Oct 17 three days after the Ovids disappearance from home ainWtmg in Berkeley park latc glass was discovered in the viscera and an examination of the contents of the stomach of the childs father ill in a hospital also revealed ground glass American Pilot of Great DOX Scoffs at Quitting Rumors LISBON Nov 28 Shildhauer American pilot of the big seaplane DOX denied today re ports that he had resigned that post Thats a lot of nonsense he said Why should I resign This is a fine ship and it has behaved splen didly Were going to New York all right next year but we cant start a flight like that without careful preparation Charles Bell Dies After Short Illness at Whittemore Home i WHITTEMORE Nov Charles Bell died Wednesday after i noon at his home following a short Funeral arrangements have not been completed AUNT MET By Robert Quillen are37i hated to leap but that was my only alternative So I lev elled the plane off cut the switch closed the throttle and rolled out the door The last I saw of the plane It was floating gently I had fallen for several minutes and did not see tne earth until less than 200 feet from it Thats how bad the weather was At the time young Nettleton leaped he had about 40 miles to go in his attempt to break the 24 hours 3 minute record held by Stanlev Boynton 18 of Rockland Maine Nettleton started his coast to coast flight from Newark N J Kellogg Wins 1930 Nobel Peace Prize OSLO Norway Nov 28 Frank B Kellogg whose initiative as American secretary of state led to a ban on wars of aggression has been awarded the Nobel prize for 1929 The peace prize award for 1930 announced simultaneously by the prize committee here goes to Dr Nathan Soderblom archbishop of Upsala Sweden and prochancellor of the University of Upsala since 1914 Mr Kellogg who is now ajustice of the world court at the Hague and Dr Soderblom are both expect ed here Dec 10 to receive the awards which have tvalue this year of 173000 Kroner or about In conjunction with Aristide Briand French foreign minister he drew up the KelloggBriand anti war pact which virtually every civ ilized nation now hassigned anJ which bans in principle wars of aggression MrKellogg was the secretary ol state in the cabinet of Harding arid of President Coolidge retiring with inauguration of Presi dent Hoover Nelson Once Kneeskern Prosecutor Puts Brand of True on New Story Account of in Prisoti Given by Decorah Lawyer DECORAH Nov I be lieve it Certainly I do Every word of it is true This was the answer volunteered today when J A Nelson prosecutor as county attorney of the murder case in which B Frank Kneeskern Castalia cattle buyer was sent to prison eight years ago was asktd for his estimate of Kneeskerns new version of the Van Brocklin double murder at a lonely cabiu near Castalia on Dec 11 1921 In this statement given to the ocal attorney and a brother of the rlsoner Fred Kneeskern on Tuea iay of this week the Castalia man admitted he killed Charlie Van Brocklin but denied that he slew the wife Irene Van Brocklin Tried on Only Ono Charge Altho indicted for both murders Kneeskern was tried both here and at Charles City for the slaying of Mrs Van Brocklin The charge against him in connection with the young husbands death was not pressed and still stands His story briefly told was that Charlie Van Brocklin returned to his cabin home to find Kneeskern and Mrs Van Brocklin together He charged her with infidelity picked up Mr Kneeskerns shotgun and NASHVILLE Tenn Nov 28 With a shoe lace drawn around his neck the body of R E Donnell 63 president of the closed Liberty Bank and Trust company an insti tution which he organized was found in a hotel room here early today Search for Mr Donnell had been made for several hours before it was learned that he had registered at the hotel Repeated telephone calls to the room went unanswered and the door was opened M D Johnson assistant cashier of the bank identified the body Envelope Is Found An envelope on which was written to Ridley E Donnell Jr from Daddy and containing his watch and chain was found in his vest pocket The lace from his left shoe had been removed and tied around his neck over a handkerchief Police said Mr Donnell had com mitted suicide and that no inquest was necessary Since the bank closed the night of Nov 13 friends of the banker said he had worked almost cease lessly in an effort to reopen it and as a result had been under a con stant strain Resources at A statement of the bank Donnell said at the time of the closing showed resources of approximately He expressed the opin ion that with economical admin istration of the institutions affairs the depositors would be paid in full The state superintendent of banks was named receiver The Liberty Bank and Trust com pany was one of about a dozen banks in Tennessee that have closed this month IlfooVer invited as Thanksgiving guests Miss Fejrey Wckarrt of New Yorlc above and her parents Mr and Mrs Edgar J iUchard Allan Hoover inset tho presidents youngest son also came home to share the white house turkey I didnt think Martha Ellen ever would find a man shed have but I reckon she got so stout she couldnt trim her own corns SHOOTS HIMSELF Five Policemen Hurt in Ejecting Orie Red From German Meeting BERLIN Nov 28 meeting of the Berlin city parliament last night ended in wild disorder Five policemen were injured in ejecting one unruly communist member Na tional socialist fascist represen tatives saw the fight thru and then marched out in military formation They said the incident was just an other indication that the parliamen tary system was giving up the gnost HILLSBORO 111 Nov 28 William A Baker 45 assistant cashier of the Farmersville bank which closed in September because of frozen assets shot and killed himself with a revolver in the bank today Baker had been working with Roscoe Hamilton receiver in check ing the affairs of the bank in which the assistant cashier was one of the principal stockholders Baker shot himself while Hamilton had stepped out of the bank for a short time NEW W1TN IN SOVIET TRIAL Eight Men Accused of Form ing Plot With Foreign Powers MOSCOW Nov 28 B Krilenko the most feared prose cutor in all soviet Russia today called unexpected witnesses In the dramatic trial of eight men charged with plotting to overthrow the sov iet government He was not expected to do this The thousands of communists who have been listening to this trial over the radio thof that when the last of the defendants confessed and re pented yesterday the four judges would immediately move to pass sentence He called P S Osadchii a mem ber of the central executive commit tee and vice president of the state planning commission L N Urov sky former member of the finance committee and several other past and present government officials It was understood he hoped tn bring out in their testimony further details of the parts played by for eign powers in the antisoviet in trigue Four Airships Search for Mrs KeithMiller MIAMI Fla Nov 28 airships left here today to search for the plane of Mrs J M Keith Miller Australian woman flyer who was several hours overdue on an attempted flight from Havana to Miami Milwaukee Bank Looted of by Robbers MILWAUKEE Nov 28 band ot robbers raided Layton Park State bank this afternoon ob taining about 525000 in currency according to reports to police authorities wan Correct this sentence Stars said the movie fan are the ones that act so well they could get by If they werent good Fountain Inn Tribun 2 5HOPP DAYS TILL CHOSE OOTCRY emands Made for Legisla tive Probe of Accusa tions in New York NEW YORK Nov 28 Be ause of testimony as to corruption emands went to Governor Roose elt today for a nonpartisan legis ative investigation of the city ad ministration Norman Thomas leader of the lociallst party and Paul Blanshard iccretary of the city affairs com mittee a civilian organization have vritten the governor at Warm Springs Ga Declaring that our city govern ment is shot thru and thru with corruption Blanshard in his letter referred to evidence of sale of posi tions on the bench and police graft rom vice A blue ribbon jury was dis charged yesterday when it failed to return a verdict in the trial of Mar gin J Healy and Thomas Torn maney former city employes and Tammany figures charged with ac cepting a bribe to procure the appointment of George F Kwald as magistrate in 1927 The date for their retrial was set for Dec 8 Charles C Burlingham president of the bar association said disbar ment proceedings would be insti tuted shortly against lawyers who were accused at the appellate divi sions inquiry into the lower courts of acting with police and bondsmen in practicing extortion in vice cases Chile Mnpocha Acuna who tes tified at the inquiry that he was one of numerous stool pigeons who were employed by 28 detectives to frame women on immornlity charges is being closely guarded and will re sume the stand within a week TURN TO PAGE 5 The complete text of the new statement by B F Kneeskern and a picture of the Kneeskern family will be found on Page 5 In J A NELSON the accompanying inter kllled her Kneeskern wrestled with him took the gun away from nmi and fired later in self defense when he was being pursued by the en raged younghusband armed with an ax Before the grand jury and at both of his trials Kneeskern pleaded complete innocence of the crime his attorneys seeking to shift the blame to Elmer Van Brocklin a brother who had engaged in a quar rel with tne slain pair Ono Charge Still Itcmains With the Charlie Van Brocklin case still staring Kneeakern in the face Mr Nelson pointed out in amplification of his belief that the new Kneeskern statement was genu ine why would he lie Kneeskern said to me that it was hardest to accuse Charlie who was dead and no longer present to defend himself as to the killing of Irene and he was afraid to say ne killed Charlie as that would indi cate that he killed both I would say that he was both too proud and too afraid It took cour Tum to Tfiffn 2 Column view article Mr Nelson former Winneshiek county attorney and opponent of G N Hangen for the republican nom ination for representative In congress makes It clear that he visited Frank Kneeskern nt Fort Madison as an individual rather than as nn attorney Onco the bitterest Kneeskern opponent Mr Nelson now ho believes tho new Kneeskern version of tho Castalia double murder EAST MIDWEST AND SOUTH FACE INTRY BLASTS Millions Shiver as Wave Covers Widespread Fronts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MILLIONS shivered Friday in a frigid wave as the forces of winter attacked the country on widespread fronts In the middlewest south and east temperatures went down during the night to the lowest spots of the season and in many places the day as the coldest Nov 28 on record The lowest temperatures of the eason were recorded at many middlewest weather stations A ubzero area included parts of Minnesota Iowa Illinois Wisconsin nd upper Michigan while it was 0 above or colder in nearly all he central states Duluth Minn with a minimum of 12 below was the coldest spot n the country reporting to the overnment weather bureau Other stations where the mercury drop ped below zero were Clinton 7 and La Crosse Wis 8 Charles City Moorhead Minn and St Paul Minn 6 A record of 75 years was tied in Peoria 111 when the temperature reached 1 below The official low in Chicago wan 1 above the lowest of the season It was 10 above or cold er for more than 14 hours Six deaths were attributed directly nc indirectly to the weatKer Officials Continue Investigation of Boy Held in Butler Jail ALLISON Nov H W Burma stated today that the case of Virgil Stewart 18 Webster City is being investigated further and that as yet he had no announce ment to make concerning the dis position to be made of the youth or what officials had discovered in questioning him Stewart who was arrested at Spring Valley Minn admitted he was implicated In an attempt to rob the Austlnvllle Sav ings bank and holdups at IJavit Corners and Chester in Howard county He is being held in the Butler county jail FAMILY OF FOUR FOUND STABBED Police Without Any Clew to Assailant at Farm Home POUGHKEEPSIE New York Nov 28 family of four re siding on a farm near Stanfordville was found stabbed to death today Police wore without a clew to the assailant and unable to establish a motive for the murders The bodies of James Husted Ger mond 47 Mrs Mabel Greeory Ger mond 47 and their children Ber nice 18 and Raymond 10 were found by an employe of a creamery Each of the four had been stabbed over the heart with a blade appar ently an Inch broad The weapon was not found MERCURY SINKS TO FIVE BELOW Weather Bureau Intimates Winter Ready to Settle Over State Mason City with a reading of five below zero last night pressed Charles City for the doubtful honor of being the coldest point in Iowa but experienced a rising tempera ture Friday morning With their minds reverting to thots of Thursdays turkey and cranberries North lowans returned to their work Friday in tempera tures hovering around the zero mark Charles Citys figure of six de grees below zero for the 21 hour period ending Friday morning set a minimum for the state this season Dubuque reported two below Dav enport rero Keokuk eight above Des Moines 11 above Sioux City 12 above and Council Bluffs compar atively warm at 14 above The weather bureau intimated that winter weather is ready to settle over the state with predic tions of snow tonight and Satur day Colder temperatures are due Saturday in the western counties while the eastern part enjoys slightly warmer weather Crimson to Play Washington State in Rose Bowl on New Years TUSCALOOSA Ala Nov 23 George H Denny nf the University of Alabama said to day the Crimson would accept the invitation to play Washington State at Pasadena in the annual New Years Rose bowl game Dr Denny said Jeff Coleman athletic business manager had been notified by telephone from Pasadena that an invitation was being sent by telegraph The president had not received the message shortly before noon Tho invitation was Alabamas third to the annual western coast classic having beaten Washington 2019 in 1825 and tied Stanford 77 two years later Markets at a Glance 14 Witnesses Ordered in Morrow Fund Probe WASHINGTON Nov 28 Fourteen witnesses have been ord ered to appear Thursday before the senate campaign funds committee in New York City to tell of expen ditures In SenatorElect Morrows campaign NEW YORK several railroads at new low levels rails under pres sure oils weak Foreign exchanges Irregular Canadian sags southern selling Cuban support trade buying CHICAGO lower Winnipeg and beneficial rains Argentina larger Argentina exports and increased receipts to strong IOWA WEATHER Snow prntmlito Fridajnight and Saturday Warmer Friday night ami in the oxtrcmc east portion Saturday Colder in Ihe extreme west portion Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 1S Above Minimum In Night 5 Brlnw At 8 A M Frhlny 3 Above The mercury in the GlobeGa zettes weather instruments dropped to January levels Thursday night for the lowest temperature of the fall 4 degrees below the mark set on Tuesday night In the early morning however the wind swung around into the southeast and there was an Immediate reaction At 8 oclock the temperature had risen 8 degrees and the ascent continued thru the morning added by an over cast sky which gave weight to the weather mans forecast of possible snow ;