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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home HOME VOL XXXVI ETVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 16 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMKNTAJL SEHVlCt NO 6 LEGGE SCORED IN SPEECH BY SENATORNORRIS 5ays Chairman Had Been On Other Side of the Fence WASHINGTON Oct statement that Chairman Legge of the farm board had been on the other side the fence on the farm relief question so long that he ought to feel compeiled to do something now for the agri cultural interests was made in tho senate today by Senator Norris republican braska The senate porarily si de tracked the tar iff biM to take up the question of confirmation of the eight board members Rock Palls Critisized Legge former head of the Inter national Harvester company was saidby Norris to have grown rich on implements sold to the farmers while the latter were going down and down deeper into bankruptcy Other Side of Fence Hes been on the other side of the fence so long Norris asserted that he will probably be interested i in seeing that the farmer does get tome help now The Nebraskan said he was not against any of the members ime observation on some of those against whom objection had been raised in the agriculture committee One vote was cast againstLegge in Ihe committee while three votes each went against a favorable report on Samuel R McKelvie of Lincoln Nebr jyheat member and Carl Wll liams of Oklahoma City Okla rep resentative for cotton At the outset of the debate Mc 1 Nary said he had been deeply im pressed with the board members altho he believed they should have functioned more aggressively from the start Biease to Vote No Senator Biease democratSouth Carolina objected to taking up the nominations atthis tijne and said he would voteagainst rail of them because of manner in which they were brot before the senate Announcing he would vote for confirmation of all eight members of the board Senator Robinson of Arkansas democratic leader said supporters of the farm legislation and President Hoover should assume full responsibility for carrying out the law Arguing that no question of the Integrity of themembers Jiad been raised he urged that the country be given no opportunity to say the senate had sought to hamper or strain the president in the full ad ministration of the law Water Boy Afghan King Is Defeated Natives Rebel and Install Former Amanullah Sup porter on Throne TTARMEZ Russian Turkestan Oct 1 16 was a rjew crowned head in Afghanistan today Advices to this border city from Kabul indicated that Bacha Sakao water boyt of the north who made himself king after Amanullahs ab dictation had bowedto defeat and adversity The new ruler is Nadir Khan a former supporter of Amannubxli and leader of victorious Afghan troops in their drive to recapture Kabul from the Usurper Bachn Sakao Nadir became Emir yester day Amanullah living in exile ex pressed a willingness to return lo Ms old throne when he was in formed of Nadirs capture of Kabul but opined then that Nadir might want the throne for himself He of fered if denied the crown again to serve Nadir as ambassador at Rome Amanullahs fall followed a Eur opean tour in 1928 from which he to as HOOVER WAk4tllFALL AT TRIAL IN WHEELCHAIR ARMY AND NAVY EBRITTEN returned fired modernize lus with ambition country much Mustapha Kcmal Pasha has done in Turkey His reformsbrot consider able opposition and he was forced to flee with his retinue abdicating in favor of his brother Inayatullan The brother also proved Inac ceptable Afghan tribesmeij Who Sakao king under the title Habi bullah Khan For a time he en trenched himself at Kabul but as his opposition grew he weakened and only last week said to have fled from Kabul by airplane lowan Is Fined CRESTON Oct 16 Matsuzeski of Council Bluffs was fined on two liquor charges to which he pleaded guilty n federal court here yesterday A jail sen tence was suspended during good behavior Weal I IOWA WEATHER Fair Wednesday night nncl Thursday cooler Wednesday night with local frost LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2i hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday H2 Coolest in Night 50 At 8 A M Wednesday 53 Another perfect Octotfcr day warmer add finer than any of its predecessors In fact the maximum temperature fell well within the summer heat range Wednesday started out the same way Questioning of Physician Delays Trial Attorneys Argue Right to Continue Probe in Pan tages Case LOS ANGELES Oct 16 guments over the tesimony of Dr Hannah Beatty which were inter rupted by the close of court yester day in the trial of a statutory charge against Alexander Pantages theater multimillionaire were re sumed today with the jury excluded from the courtroom The dispute centered about ef forts of Joseph Ford defense attor the g ney lo draw further testimony from day the witness regarding the condition of Eunice Prinkle after the alleged attack on her The physician previously had giv en a detailed description and the court sustained the states objection to additional questioning of this nn ture Witness Is Arrested LOS ANGELES Oct 16 Charges of perjury and subordina tion which have marked the trial of Alexander Pantages on a statutory charge since its inception 10 days ago again were in the foreground today as District Attorney Buron Fitts prepared to present to a spe cial grand jury evidence that a de fense witness Garland Biffle had perjured himself Biffle former Arkansas lawyer was free under bond follow ing his arrest after adjournment of court late yesterday Claim 1antagcs Framed Called to the stand immediately i after Fitts rested the states case TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN I Contest May Be Staged at Soldiers Field This Year W ASHINGTON Oct IS Chairman Briten of the house naval committee said after a call at the house house today that ho was confident West Point and Annapolis would resume football relations this year Britten said the president had evidenced a keen desire to have the two service institutions play this year He added he had suggested it would be advisable for them to meet on Soldiers field in Chicago on Dec G The plan suggested by Britten was that the president call in secretaries of war and navy and a disinterested third party perhaps the coach of a well known institu tion and lay down a set of under which the two teams could play If the superintendents at An napolis and West Point are wise and will get their ears to the ground Briten asserted they will notice that the president their com manderinchief has expressed him self as hopefultKat the football ra iatioris between the two institution would be resumed this year BIEGE DENIES WIFES CHARGE Former Capone Bodyguard Says He Doesnt Know of Gang Crimes CHICAGO Oct 16 Frank Mege alias Perry today character ized as lifts the charges cf his wife that he participated in or knew about most of the recent major crimes of Chicago gangsters My wife he said is a woman great imagination I havent seen her for a year Mrs Biege in a statement to States Attorney Swanson described ber husband a personal execution er for Al Scatface Capone now in a Philadelphia jail She named Capone as the man who dictated a score of killings including that of Assistant States Attorney McSwig gin the first machine gun assassin Frank Yale in Brooklyn and the gang massacre of last Valentine on trial to Wash tt Vlbcrt B EJall former secretary d ington district supreraj Qourt on charge of accepting physician testified appearance might endanger his life STATE CHECKER MAKES REPORT ON CONDITIONS Board Acted on Best Judgment Member States ROCK FALLS Oct of the school board of Falls township for expenditure of more funds than were available for the construction of a new school build ing in Rock Falls and for its fail ure to designate an official deposi tory for school funds andfailure to keep a record of receipts and dis burscments is contained in the rc jport of the examination of the dis itrict for the period from April 1 927 to Sept 1 1929 which has list been made public The examination was made by H F Walton examiner for the auditor of state who found that londs furnished by the secretary and treasurer of the board had een properly executed that re ceipts derived from taxation verified and that all claims had been properly allowed Didnt Have Cusli Kiiougli In his discussion of the overex penditure for the construction ot the Rock Falls school the exam inerhowever brings out that while only wasavailable for the building and equipment the totaVexpendedfor the Tiew school was 54530009 an excess of G 81829 over the available cash These expenditures have prac tically wrecked both the general Woman Killed by Lover Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Oil Oct Hoover is eligible for the Nobel peace prize for his self restraint in try ing to remain neutral during the ninth inning of that game There was no particular rea son why he should have been so careful They are both republican cities and both politiWILL UOfiERS cally clean and wholesome ami law abiding and it was a great ad for justice and clean livimr that two such upstanding right eous cities should compete in our greatest sporting event and it should be an example to theis corrupt hoodlum towns for them to turn over a new leaf and try nn be upright and a credit to their inhabitants and mayhe they would win a pennant once in awhile It just shows that justice ill ways prevails Yours WILL ROGERS TURK TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 6 Who Then Slays Himself Pat Roche chief investigator for the states attorney revealed that Mrs Biege had made her charges in a 24page statement to him several months ago Biege accotding to Roche was a bodyguard of jAl Ca pone and may have been in a posi tion to know many Capone secrets Biege was held today on a tech nical charge of larceny Roche said there was no evidence to involve him with the several crimes men tioned in Mrs Sieges statement Grading and Bridge Contracts Are Let AMES Oct 36 for grading 676 miles in Crawford county graveling 4383 miles first course and 1303 miles second course and for the construction oE five bridges and 112 culverts wore let yesterday by tho state highway commission The lettings the smallest in sev eral months totalled The graveling will be done in Ben ton Davis Harrison Jackson and Shelby counties and the bridge and culvert construction in Chickasaw FaycLtc Jasper Mnrion Tajjv1 Scott Story Union iml Former Wife of Professor Amherst and Bookkeeper Found Dead Conn Oct 16 Police were convinced today that Mrs Anna Bryan Ayres adver tising expert who earned a year had been shot to death by William Gaylord 46 a bookkeeper who then killed himself Their bod ies were found yesterday in a room at an inn Mrs Ayres 41 was the divorced wife of Ernest Ayres former Am herst professor and mother three children The bodies with bullet wounds in their temples were found by Rooert Hyatt manager of the inn who broke down the door of the room af ter repeated efforts to get an ani wer Irom the couple failed The tragedy climaxed an infat uation which had its inception last summer and which brot a proposal ot marriage from Gaylord who planned to divorce his wife Letters to Mrs Ayers from Gaylord found in the room indicated that she had refused to marry hira She was ad vertising head of the Berger Broth ers corset factory in Haven Mrs Ayts and regis tered at the inn Monday night as Mr and Mrs W J Gray of Haven Dr John K uffum mcil ical jqaminer and sui cide occurred about ffiur or five hours after the couple went to their room Mrs Ayers was found in a chair Sprawled at afr feet was the body of her companion1 Two crinty shells were found in n revolver The room contained numerous cigar and cigaret butts but there was no evidence of a struggle FALL PASSED ON ALL LEASES Former Subordinate in De partment Testifies Against WASHINGTON Oct 16 H Foster Bain director of the bureau of mines in the Harding ad ministration testified today that Albert B Fall had let his subordi nates in the interior department understand that no final oil leases could be negotiated withouthis ap proval and that the Elk Hilla and Pearl Harbor proposition had been submitted to him He said the Elk HillsPcarT Har bor papers were sent to Fall at his New Mexico ranch by E C Finney first assistant secretary of the in terior The witness testified he had told Fall the PanAmerican Petroleum and Transportation company was Ihc only firm which would bid on the whole contract This he said were chosen first second and third was before Fall left Washington I vice presidents respectively several davs orior tr ongoing of The 1930 convention will be PLAN TESTS FOR SEADROME Model of Proposed Landing Place in Ocean Towed Qut to Sea CAMBRIDGE Md Oct 38 A driving rain was powerless today to change preparations for the in itial deep water test of E R Arm strongs miniature seadrome by which he expects to show the feasi bility of anchoring landing plat forms at easy stages across the At lantic for aid of ocean flights The model one thirtysecond of the size of the 1100 foot seadromes with which he proposes to dot the ocean was towed into deep water early in the day and given a prelim inary test to assure that none of Its seams had opened in the shipping from the shop at Chester Pa where itwas built or in the assembling1 completed here late yesterday After the dry dock on which the model stands has been sunk to the bottom of yie river leaving the sea dromes underpinning of buoyant pillars to support it on the surface Mr Armstrong plans to spend about three weeks in tests of its buoyancy and stability measured by delicate instruments under varying atmos pheric and wave conditions FarmerLabontes and Republicans in Fight for Seat of 0 J Kvale WILLMAR Minn Oct 1C LII FarmerJaborites and republicirs battled witli ballots in a speoiul election today to determine which party shall represent the seventh Minnesota district iu congress suc ceeding O J Kvale of Benson Represented by Paul J Ivva son of the late congressman the farmerlabor party made a bid to regain its representation in the low er house of congress while the ic publlcans sought to place James C Morrison veteran editor of Mor ris in the seat made vacant by the death of Kvale cremated as he slept when fire destroyed his summer cottage Battle Lake Minn lart September Iowa Real Estate Men Elect New Officers DAVENPORT Oct 16 C Ferguson of DcsMoines was elected president of the Iowa Association of Real Estate Boards at the closing session of the eleventh annual con vention today v O H Henningsen Clinton who like Ferguson has been a vice presi dent was given the office of secre tarytreasurer A F Pctersbcrger Davenport was named fourth vice president and J R Leverett Coun cil Bluffs C Fayette Bell Oska loosa and W W Seal Waterloo bids in DCS Moinca BROCK PLANS NEW AIRLINE Expansion of Service From St Paul to Winnipeg Undertaken V ST PAUL llinu Oct 16 Pi Acquisition of CanadianAmerican air lines by the SchleeBrock air craft interests with headquarters in Detroit and plans for expansion of service between the Twin Cities and Canada were announced here today by W S Brock president Brock with Edward F Schlee composed the famous team of round the world flyers The former is pres ident of the reorganized Canadian American company and both will br inactivc charge Their ii will remain in Detroit 2 OF AIR TOUR FLYERS DOWN V Iowa Aviator John Living ston Still Leading in Elapsed Time BULLETIX SPRINGFIELD Mo Oct Ifi Schoemaker piloting a Lockheed Vegn plane led tlio national air lour into Spring field toduy landingat a in after i flight from St Fouis in onehour and 18 min tics LAMBERTST LOUIS FIKLD ST LOUIS Oct 6 St Louisans were missing wlien corn RICH SHAWNEE MAN IS HELD IN EXTORT ION CM Fauble Admits Writing Series of Threaten ing Letters CHAWNEE Okla Oct 16 tJ charge of attempted extortion today faced Arthur L Fauble Shawnee whplesale merchant altho he stoutly insisted lie was a victim himself of a band of extortionists that has threatened five Shawnee businessmen and capitalists in the last six months Faubles own story of being ab ducted by members of the gangand of having paid several thousand dol lars under threat of death disclose that other wealthy men had been menaced by an apparently well or ganized gang Detention of the reputedly wealthy wholesaler followed four hours of grilling yesterday by County Attor ney Randall Pitman in which Fauble admitted he typed threatening let ters received by two bank piisi dents a millionaire oil land owner a state agricultural leader and one of the countrys wealthiest Negroes He also said he painted certain fence posts designated by members 7 the gang of extortionists but de clared he was compelled to do so Pitman announced he intended to file some sor1 of charge against Fauble today Mrs Fauble said her husband had been in financial dif ficulties and was unsuccessful in at tempts to raise money to meet obli ations SPENT YEARLY GROUP IS TOLD Association Official Ex plains Use of Fund at Capitol 1I7ASRLNGTON Oct 1G An W annual expenditure of by the United States Beet Sugar as sociation j with headquarters in Washington was listed today before the senate lobby committee by H A Austin secretary and treasurer of the organization Appearing ns a witness at committees second dny of inquiry into reports of efforts to influence congress in drafting the tariff Mil he testified that dining the fitst nine months of this year the associa tion had expended approximately and that ol this much hart been contributed to publications and pamphlets relating to sugar produc tion Senator Walsh democrat Mon tana nsked if the real purpose ot the publications was not to spiCRil the idea of a high tariff but Austin insisted this was only incidental Sint RcUUBis The witness alsip said a number f press releases had been sent to Washington newspaper corre spondents and to newspapers thru out the country It WHSestimated by Austin that flO per cent of the sugar produc tion in the country was represented in the association Austin testified he uid not y any to ploy pare hebelieved wastfe baskets v Mentions Hsiugon Statement I think Its all bunk to try and get tilings like that in the papers lie said witha smile Senator Blaine republican consin asked about statements sent out by Representative Timberlake republican Colorado and Haugen republican Iowa You engineered these state ments asked Senator Blaine Oh yes and I think I have a perfectly legitimate right to present the views of an industry with a capital Investment of the witness answered peting planes in the S20000 nation al air tour and the 73dsel Ford tro phy for reliable flying checked in to the overnight control station here last night Twentyfive other entrants settled down in bunches from the 261 mile hop from Louis ville Ky Wichita Kans was the night ob jective for the aviators today with a stop at Springfield Mo in between Forest OBrine formerly of Ce dar Rapids recently acclaimed as coholder with Dale Jackson for sflt ting a 420hour record for sustained MDONALD TO VISIT A F OF L British Premier Will Address Before Labor Delegates TORONTO Oct 16 visit j to the convention of the American Federation of Labor in session here was the first engagement today for J Ramsay MacDonald British premier With his daughter Tshbel he ar rived here yesterday from Niagara Falls for a stay of one day on their way to Ottawa At Ottawa the prime minister ex pects to take up with MacKenzvr King Canadian premier discussion of the Dominions part in the peace program which was the subject tf MacDonalds talks with President Hoover The leader of I he British labor party planned to address tho Ameri can labor delegates briefly His chief speech of the day was arranged flight in the St Louis Robin called i for tho luncheon of themens Ciin for a ntw cylinder from the Robin I adlan club Miss MacDonald factory here when lie wns forced copied an invitation to speak down 17 miles west of JLouisnlle yesterday J L MaGracly waved on another contestant who circled his plane 70 miles east of here whore MaGrady landed John Livingston of Waterloo is first in ca MAN KILLED BY HIS AGED WIFE New Jersey Woman Married for 49 Years Kills Hus band With Ax SUMMIT NJ Oct 1G Laura Mathilda Titus white hailed and wrinkled by 70 years of life to day killed her 78 years old husband with an ax The victim James Titus married her 49 years ago The woman weighing lilllc more than pounds and hard of hear ing said she slew her husband be cause she couldnt endure any longer his abuses He drank heav ily she said and was intoxicatcrl this morningwhen she struck him twice with an ax Mrs Titus had lived with her husband in Summit for more hlmn 30 years He hiul been employed 05 a local ice company until a few j years ago when he was pensioned ac cepted an invitation to speak at luncheon ol the womens Canadian club After ceremonies at the Univer sity of Toronto which was to confer an honorary degree upon MncDnn aid he and hiK daughter planned to time with a of i nil end a reception in their ihonor by the Ontario jrovcrnincnt AUNT HET By Robert Qiiillen i 11 I guess it wns just my conscience b u t whuftIin cards sounds like rippin cloth an1 evertime L heard it at the party I thot o Pis patch rind looked lo see if hi wis stoopiii over ;