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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 29, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home VOLXXXV1 HOME PER copy ESOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29 1929 UNITED PRESS MB NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE NO 44 CHINA RUSSIA TO NEGOTIAT MAN BELIEVED rdBELANNIGAN IS FOUND DEAD Small Boys Discover Body Near Milwau kee Tracks The body of a man believed by police to be that of George Lannigan Mason City was found at about oclock Friday afternoon on a vacant lot on East State street near the Milwaukee railway tracks The man according to police was partially identified thru records at the police station where he has appeared on charges of intoxication Boys cutting thru the vacant lot which is owned by William Finley 853 East State street discovered the body which ajtho partially cov xered by weeds was not seen until the man had been dead for some time Positive identification of the body i was impossible Coroner W E Long believes that theman had been lying on the vacant lot several hours or possibly half a day before being discovered Altho the police shortly after dis covering the body believed it to be that of Lannigan no papers or other identification marks were in the clothing of the dead person It is not whether ah inquest will be scheduled by the county cor OH Air Jaunt Over South Pole BEING MERGED SWea City Telephone Firms Are United Under One Management SWEA CITY Nov crew from the Iowa Union Telephone company is laying 3500 additional feet of cable to the town limits on the north and the west to meet the farm lines coming in Cable was laid to road K on lheN north this past week and the line running to road No 9 on the west is being fin ished this week Final action was taken recently in the merger of the farm telephone lines out of here by representatives of the 12 rural companies To save time and expense the companies have merged with the Swea City Rural Telephone company and here after with the exception of two or three lines there will be the one large company operating the rural phones connected with the local ex change owned by the Iowa Union Telephone company Weai IOWA FORECAST Generally fair Friday night and Saturday continued cold Friday night rising tempera ture Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Highest Thursday 30 AboVo Lowest In Night 9 Below At 8 A M Friday 8 Below Precipitation 03 of an Inch Snowfall 8 of an Inch Thanksgivingday brot the most precipitous of the mercury experienced in North Iowa this fall From a highpoint of 20 early in the forenoon the temperature sank to 9 below early Friday morning Altho a bright sun shone Friday forenonn there waa little advance of the mercury because of a brisk north west wind Snow drifted down thru much of the forenoon Thursday but left a layer of less than half an inch CHURCH FOLK SUED Trial has been under way at Bockford 111 in suit of John A Logan Warren above lih froclced Methodist Episcopal minister against six members of his former church at Durand 111 for 550000 Warren alleg ing the six members were active in the movement leading to his unfrocking brot slander action EARLY MOVE N SLASHEXPEGTED Reduction May Be Passed Be fore Holidays UTASHINGTON Nov 29 Chairman Hawley of the house wys Jiud means committee pre dicted today the house would aJopc a resolution to authorize the 1GO 000000 tax reduction on 1929 in comes before the end of the first week of tho regular session The resolution Hawley said would be introduced Monday arcd he woud call a meeting Tuesday of tho ways and means committee Hearings he added probably would be short in view of the approval of the veiuction by the administration and leaders of both parties in both houses In ilia event the house would agree to consider tho resolution Wednesday under unanimous con sent without waiting for the com mittee report it probably would be approved today he said Otherwise it would be brot up Thursday for action Senate leaders have announced thiit in effort would be made to ex pedite passage in that chamber Hawley3 statement today was even more optimistic for early ac tion frnn his utterance at the time the tax proposal was announced by Mellon The ways and menus chairman then predicted the house would dispose of it shortly betrye taking the Christmas recess If his latest prediction materializes the senate will be given an oppor tunity to act before going home to hang up stockings Christmas eve House leaders expect but little dlfficrJly in putting the resolution thru BLAME MMET ILL HEALTH IN Chicagoan Shoots Wife Himself on Eve of DinnerParty CHICAGO Nov 29 were two motives offered today to explain the Thanksgiving day double tragedy In the gold coast apartment of the James Barrett Pauleys 111 health and market Icsses Pauley shot his wife as she sat working a cross word puzzle He then entered the bathroom and killed himself with the same revol ver Had Been III Both had been in ill health for some time and there was evidence that they had suffered heavy losses ir the stock market There was nothing however to indicate that murder and suicide had been con templated and police today were still trying to find out what par ticular incident prompted Pauley to act just at the time the couple were preparing to attend a Thanksgiving day dinner at the home of friends Pauleys physician said the middle aged coal company executive was seriously ill several months ago The doctor did not believe however that the present state of Pauleys health Losses Were Heavy Likewise a cursory examination of the Pauleys stock accounts die TURN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 4 SmooiKeeps His Post on Committee IN SEATTLE LIE DETECTOR CASE Unidentified Man Partly Frozen Is Found Near Clinton CLINTON Nov 29 un identified man whose hands and legs were frozen was picked up in a corn field near Fulton this morn ing by George DuderCIinton motor ist The man was taken to a Clinton hospital where attendants say re covery is doubtful The only mark of identification is a pawn ticket is sued to William Day 1832 Roose velt street Chicago MANLY RESIDENT IS GAS VICTIM Edward Reidl Is Found Dead in Car With Motor Running MANLY Nov the victim of carbon monoxide gas poi soning Edward Reidl a former postmaster here was found dead in his automobile here at about noon today The car was in the garage and the doors were shut The motoi of the car was running An examination by physicians dis closed that he had been dead from one and onehalf to two hours He is survived by his wife and four daughters No announcement has been made concerning funeral ar rangements Mr Reidl was postmaster in Manly for more than eight years Since leaving this position several years ago he has been engaged in the Insurance business WASHINGTON Nov 29 Senator Smoot of Utah announced today he preferred to retain the chairmanship of the finance com mittee in the reorganization of the senate republican committee as signments thus opening the way for Senator Jones of Washington to become chairman of the appro priations committee Smoots decision is regarded as the key to the organizations plan As aresult Senator Watson of In diana is expected to continue as party leader Watson would have beennext In line for chairman of the important finance committee which handles all revenue legisla tion had Smoot taken over the ap propriations committee leadership The chairmanship of the appro priations group was made vacant last week by the death of Francis E Warren of Wyoming dean of the senate Senator Watson returned to his office today and began consulta tions with the party leaders pre paratory to mapping out plans for the regular session With Senator Jones In line for the chairmanship of the appropriations committee it appeared likely that Senator Mc Nary of Oregon would become as sistant party leader a post now held by Jones HospitaL Officials Hunting Radium Tube DAVENPORT Nov 29 JP Every known scientific means of search was being applied here today in an effort to locate a radium tube valued at which has been missing from St Lukes hos pital since Monday The capsule coralning the radium needles is Heaven knows best but it would be nice if some of these imported insect pests liked Francisco Chronicle Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Nov One thing we have always heard of our president Mr Hoover that he may not be a political spellbinder and able to sway a vast audience but that he could take a small bunch of men talk to cm and ex plain what he was after and WILL UOCEIJS he could have them coming out of the confer ence promising to cut off a leg quit smoking or give up golf Well lately he has certainly proven it He gathers cm in a little gang at a time and when they come you would suspect that they had some drinks for they immediately start announc ing the spending of not only mil lions but billions Leti they dont sober up till the spending is over We give mcdils for men laying down their lives for brvery but this is more they are promising to lay down their roney So Hoover is not only a great general he is a ma n Yours WILL ROGERS Associntctl trczt Decosto Earl Mayer charged with the murder James E Bassett former naval officer obtained an injunction restraining Seattle officers from using a Ho detector while questioning him Ho Is shown with his mother Mrs Jttary E Smith MMANUS WINS about an Inch arid a half long and the thickness of a lead pencil Court Says Testimony Re garding Poker Game Is Irrelevant NEW YORK Nov 29 defense of George A McManus made its first offensive move today in his trial for the murder of Ar nold Rothstein when Jamea D C ROCK ISLAND TO RUN BUSSES Network of Lines to Be Oper ated in Iowa Out of Des Moines DES MOINES Nov 29 Rock Island railroad today filed ap plication with the state board of railroad commissioners for a certi ficate to operate the first unit of a network of buses out of Des Moines The company is the fourth steam railroad to apply for mo tor passenger bus certificates this year The line on which the present certificate is asked is between DCS Moines and Omaha over highway 32 It will parallel the railroad route but there will be no curtail ment passenger service on the steam line C C Gardner assistant genera1 passenger agent said Certificates for other routes out of Des Moines will be asked later Gardnci said The bus lines will be operated by a subsidiary company to be known as the Rock Island Transit company of Illinois Amncg other applications filed with toe board today was one from the towr of Alta Iowa for an order directingconstruction of a nicie track on the Illinois Central rail way tr the plant of the municipal light hoat and water plants Murray presented a motion to strike out as irrelevant all tesli imony adduced the big stud poker game where the state alleges arose the motive for the killing The motion was denied Murrays motion was made as Nigger Nate Raymond little olive skinned smartly dressed gambler from the Pacific coast finished his testimony as the first witness of the day Raymond was a suspect in the killing for some time Murray brot out as he had had several heated arguments with Rothstein during the two months between the game and Rothsteins shooting over the money the latter owed him He also lived in the Park cen tral where the state alleges Roth stein was killed but spent all the fatal evening of Nov 4 1928 with his wife who was ill 2 GIRL FLYERS FORGED DOWN Second Attempt to Beat Re fueling Record Is Failure METROPOLITAN AIRPORT LOS ANGELES Nov 29 second attempt of Bobbie Trout of Los Angeles and Elinor Smith of New York to establish a new record for endurance flight here failed to day when lack of fuel forced them to land their plane at 315 a m hod been In the air 42 hours and 5 minute TRIO HELD FOR GOTH OF MAN Body of Des Moines Resident Found Locked in Shed DES MOINES Nov 20 Three persons were arrested and icld for investigation today in con nection with the death of W A Kay 37 whose body was found last night locked in a coal shed Those held for investigation nre Raymond Hcdrick nnd his wife and Jack Gillisiie The latter was chared with intoxication Hedrick told officers that Kay had been drinking nnd that he and Gillispie had engaged in argument during which Gillispie struck Kay over the head with a chair Kay was then taken to the shed at the rear of the house to keep him from fur ther fighting Hcdrick said Coroner Carpenter after a prelim inary investigation said he could find no signs of violence nnd that Kays death appeared to have re sulted from alcoholism and expos ure A post mortem was ordered after Hedrick3 statement to offi cials Explorer and Three Others Begin Flight Commander Hopes to Plant Stars and Stripes at Bottom of World NEW YORK Nov 29 New York Times the St Louis PostDispatch and the newspapers affiliated with them in publishing reports from Commander Richard E Byrds antarctic expedition today announced that Commander Byrd started from his base Little Amer ica in the antarctic at oclock yesterday afternoon p m Iowa time on a1600 mile flight to he south pole and back Commander Byrd who is Hying with Bernt Balchen as pilot with larold June as rado operator and Japtain Ashley C McKinly as pho ographer in the big trimotored airplane he took to the antarctic expects to be in direct communica ion thruout the flight with the New York Times radio station in New York as well as with his base and vill report his progress as he goes If all is well with him he should return to his base before 24 hours iiave elapsed Summer Approaching Planning to carry the stars and stripes to the bottom of the world by air as he already has carrlet them to the top Commander Rich ard E Byrd set out on Thanksgiv ing day to fly across the south pole NATIONS TO TRY SETTLEMENT OF MANCHU CRISIS Believe Soviet Troops Already Have Been Withdrawn BULLETIN GENEVA Nov 28 Wu KaiSeng permanent Chi nese delegate to tho league of nations tonljrht recivcd a tolc from the nationalist ernmcint stating that Nanking and Moscow had agreed to ne gotiate directly with each other in an effort to settle the Mnn churlnn crisis TI7ASHINGTON Nov 29 general lessening of the tensloa in Manchuria over the Chinese Soviet situation there was indicated in dispatches received in the capital today from Harbin The dispatches said it was reliably reported there are no red forces be tween the Hingan mountains and Dalainoion the Chinese eastern railway It was considered possible that the soviet troops had withdrawn from Dalalnor just as summer approached vast frigid antarctic continent the The flfgHt recalled his own fligJit in May 1926 in the trimotored Fokker airplane the Miss Josephine Ford from Kings bay to Spits bergen across the north pole and in 15 hours and 30 minutes The round trip was 1600 miles A trip in Arctic springtime is about the same distance as the flight on which he Is engaged today over icy wastes and mountains Dirigibles Huvo Flown He was the first to fly to the north pole and the only one to iy across it In a heavier than air nachine Two dirigibles the Norge ind the Italia cruised later above he pole which was discovered April 6 1909 by Admiral Robert E eary American in a sledge ex pedition Commander Byrd is the first to attempt the flight above the south olc altho both he and Capt Sir leorge Hubert Wilkins previously rtst year used airplanes in flights iver antarctica The south pole was TUKN TO PAGE 10 COL 1 been and Manchuria station leaving none or Chinese territory One dispatch said that upuntil Wedriesday night when the messaga was sent there had been no actlvl ties oC any large soviet force id Manchuriawith the possible excep tion the damage done to the Dalainor mines where fighting had been severe All damage and casualties er to have 2 DEFENDANTS AREDISMISSE Judge Rules Pair Not In volved in Charge of Minister ROCKFORD 111 Nov 29 Two of the seven defendants in the 550000 slander suit of John A L Warren unfrocked Methodist min ister were dismissed today by Judge Arthur K Fisher He held they were not involved in the al leged conspiracy to libel Warren They are Mrs Sylvia Sodaman and Wallace Best members of the Durand Methodist church of which Warren was pastor until early in 1927 when charges of immorality were lodged against him Motions to dismiss the other defendants were overruled As the defense today At torneys R K Welsh said he did not belieye that Mrs Hiizel Latterly former maid in the Warren home I would take the stand She is living in St Louis out of the courts juris diction he explained Mrs Lafferty before her mar riage was Hazel Lamb daughter of the janitor of the church The charges against Warren which re sulted in his ouster from the pulpit and his unfrocking by the Rock River Methodist conference were made bythe girl who alleged se duction Warren charges her sworn statements were false and that the defendants induced her to make them Two Small Children Killed in Auto Crash HAMMOND Ind Nov 29 Two small children were killed late last night by an automobile driven by Norman Beck 19 whose parents had been hosts ts the children at Thanksgiving dinner The dead are Gertrude and Lillian Tumble sisters 6 and 5 respective ly MEMO NOVEMBER MERCURY DROPS TO NINE BELOW Mason City and Webster City Two Coldest Towns in State been caused by the looting burning and killing by disorganized retreat ing1 Chinese troops whose officers had left them at Hallar VERBAL WAR NOW By THE ASSOCIATED FIIESS The RussoChinesa controversy over the Chinese Eastern railway for tho present has shifted from warlike activities in Manchuria to a verbal bombardment between Moscow and Nanking as to the is act status of negotiations looking toward a settlement Out of the intense confusion of denials counter denials charges TURN TO PAGE 16 COLUMN S BULLETIN Mnson City was one of tho coldest towns In the stato Thursday night when the mer cury dropped to nine degrees below zero Webster City re ported a similar DES MOINES Nov 29 TRJLhe mercury slipped zero in northeastern Iowa last night but is expected to drop lower tonight The weather bureau announced however that rising temperatures will come Saturday Tonights pre diction wag for 10 below zero in the northeast portion 5 below in tho northwest and southeast ami zero in the southwest The cold slipped into the north west to sat the temperature for tho nislH at Webster City where the official thermometer said 9 be low Other subzeros were recorded nt Charles City with 6 below Du buquo 4 below and Davenport 2 belov It was zero in DCS Moincs and 4 above in Sioux City Light snows were general over the northern portion of the stafe along with the colder weather yes terday RUMOR OF SALE OF PLANT FALSE Lake Mills Canning Firm Is Not Sold to Big Packers LAKE MILLS Nov that the Lake Mills Canning com pany had been purchased by Libby McNeil and Libby nationally known packing firm at a consider ation of 2000000 are without foun dation according to a statement Issued by Irving A Nelson man ager of the plant here this morning In the false report which was cir culated this morning it was stated tliat the Libby McNeil and Libby firm would take possession of tho plant on Dec 1 Kxpcls Greek Students ATHENS Nov 29 today took possession of the uni versity buildings here and expelled the students after a fight in which four policemen and one student were injured There were 13 arrests AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I never used a real cuss word except once when I spilled ketchup on my last clean table cloth just before company come an didnt have time to crv ;