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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 28, 1930, Mason City, Iowa CQMP HARLOtf E R HIS ART DEPT OF IOWA M01NES North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME El VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBEE 28 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 16 Woods Gives Interview Employment Direct or HighPowered Says Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART TON Oct 28 Col Arthur Woods President Hoovers director of which he prefers to the term un e ra p 1 oyment gives the impres sion of an unusu ally hard cold albeit highpow e r e d executive until he starts to speak and smile when he becomes entirely human The highpow ered hint lingers even then The colonel has a tallish spare athletic figure iron gray hair blue gray eyes a tanned shaven face and the look of about 50 autumns tho he has seen 60 and says he ex pects to take up golf when he grows too old for tennis HE suggests the go getter in every motion Yet there is no hurry about him and not a sign of em barrassment in the august official society which he so suddenly and recently joined Perhaps he consid ers it no more august than the J P Morgans into whose family he married or the Rockefellers for whom he describes himself as handy man He shows to advantage among cabinet members in short Nevertheless he admits he has taken on a difficult job in his pres ent role What makes his employment task especially difficult is its extreme off a distressful winter for millions snow al ready flying Had he been summoned some months ago when unemployment al Column OFFICIALS DEDICATE PAVING Hoover Denounces Oil Charges as Political Move PUBLICATION OF STORY DELAYED UNTIL CAMPAIGN President Says Paper Could Have Proved Tale False TROUBLED MONARCHS TTSTASHINGTON fODISCUSSED Minnesota Sends Delegates to Board Session in North Dakota GRAND FORKS N Dak Oct 28 needs of the four northwest states Minnesota Mon tana North Dakota and South Da gota for the immediate future will be analyzed here at the autumn quarterly meeting of the Northwest Shippers advisory board starting today A review of the movement of freight during the last quarter es pecially of crops and other agricul tural products and application of a measuring stickto requirements for cars thru the winter will be made More than 200 railroad men ship pers and businessmen will attend the meeting Reports will be made by Curtis L Mosher Minneapolis general chairman and vice chair man repregenting1each of the four states These are W H Perry for Minnesota C W McDonnell for North Dakota A W Tompkins for South Dakota and E H Polleys for Montana Officer for the Beaming year will also be chosen at the meeting jlhn L Hulteng mayor of Grand Forks will etend a welcome to the visitors P A Lee Grand Forks elevator executive is In charge of local arrangements for the session Oct 28 Presdent Hoover today renoun ced as an attempt to fasten an odious oil scandal upon his admin istration the charges of Ralph S Kelley former head of the Denver field force of the department of in terior that oil companies were ob taining illegally valuable oil shale lands from tho government The president said that while pub lication of the charges in the newspapers did not represent the high standard of American journalism the newspapers might have been misled He said Kelley or the newspapers publishing his stories could have determined the falsity of the charges by investi gation Records Show Story Mr Hoover said that tho Kelley came to Washington last July and arranged the sale of his story to a newspaper his charges were de layed so they could be put into the political campaign Ho said the newspaper that purchased thestory was of political faith opposite to tun own Kelley in Mr Hqovers opinion could himself have established the falsity of his charges by reference to his owq records Instead of 8000000 acres of oil titles worth millions of dollars being approved by this administration the president said there have been only 43000 acres of titles granted and these could be bougit the chief Turn to PaKO B Column King Alfonso of Spain ac companied by Queen Victoria salutes his troops In Madrid The sovereigns cut short a holi day to return to their capital because of the student uprisings and the alarming fall in the value of the peseta NO TRACE FOUND OF KENTUCKIAN West Liberty Hunts for Man Who Wrote to Wife for Help Broom for Every House PEBTZ Oct 28 broom shortage wouldnt worry Logan county Enough broom corn was produced in the territory around Peetz to provide every house in the county with a broom WEST LIBERTY Oct 28 Police today still were without a trace as to the whereabouts of Mar ion Bilbry Glasgow Ky truck driver who was reported to have written a letter to his wife from here saying he had been kidnaped and brot to Iowa Mrs Bilbry said her husband asked for funds to enable him to re turn home requesting that he be addressed in care of general deliv ery but postoffice officials said they had had no call for such a letter Bilbry disappeared from Glasgow Oct 8 His truck was found near Red Boiling Springs Tenn the next day The floorboard and seat were splattered with blood and the wind shield shattered by bullets Part of his clothing bloodstained also were found MINT HET By Robert Quillen A Ella is one p these big hearted folio that lets you have your way an then feels abused an pouts about it for a week IN GANG SHOOTING Miller Questioned About His Talk With Diamond Two Weeks Ago NEW YORK Oct 28 ert Miller alias The Count who has been sought for questioning in connection with the mysterious shooting of Jack Legs Diamond was in the hands of police today Police said he told them he had talked with Diamond in the Hotel Monticejlo on Sunday morning two weeks ago when Diamond was shot but left before the shooting He said when he heard of the attack he be came panic stricken and fled to Bedford Mass Attention was directed to Miller at the time of the shooting when police found a cablegram addressed to him in Diamonds room saying that arrangements could be made to get Diamond into Germany for 53000 Duce Pledges Black Shirts to Bear Arms Fascists Celebrate Day When Army Marched on Rome ROME Oct 28 Mussolini in exercises celebrating the eighth anniversary of the fas cists march on Rome pledged his legions anew today to lead the na tion in arms again if While 80 airplanes maneuvered over Rome the Duce in full uniform of an honorary corporal of fascist militia addressed a large throng in the Piazza Di Siena on the Pincian Hill Mussllni spoke briefly directing his talk mainly to wounded black shirts amongwhom were 40 blind Duce Wounded Veteran Himself a wounded veteran the duce called them and added that it was eloquent that they already proven in conflict should feel the need of entering the militia to defend the fascist revo lution I am sure the duce declared that if events required it you who have given so much in yes terdays war would be ready even tomorrow to march ahead of al the armed nations His hearers souted yesJ Will you do it Yes the throng repeated World Must Note All Italy welcomes your oath and knows you will be faithful to her in every Instant of your lives Italy and the whole world mus take note that the fascist regimi ever year conquers new consciences of upright and valorous men capable of renewing the gesture b which they made themselves grea in victorious war the premier con tinued The great family of the state armed forces the army to which w are all proud to belong the navy aviation the this formid able mass of arms and hearts wel comes you with cordial comrade ship and fraternity ALL HOPE LOST FOR LIVES OF 29 CAUGHT IN MINE Four Bodies Sighted in Shaft at McAlester Oklahoma MCALESTER Okla Oct 28 Gas today drove rescue work ers from the lower levels of the Wheatley No 4 coal mine tomb of 29 miners since an explosion last night and officials virtually aban doned hope that any of the trapped men would be found alive One man William Donnelly was killed at the head of the mine by the blast Bodies of four trapped miners were sighted on the six teenth level Several rescue workers were overcome by the gas known as coal damp and one John Moore was carried from the mine Little Hope Left The damp sent ng about to the tenth vel of the mine where ventilation good Efforts were being made o obtain brattice cloth to curtain ff mine entries and aid ventilation ower down Workers estimated it would re ilre six men from five to six hours o carry one body from thelower Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct the world ia fighting and the other half is out of a job and would as soon be fight ing as starving For thats one thing in favor of war They do feed you during Then in the midst ofall this we start sinking our navy to save taxes Saving taxes dont helpthe un employed They got nothing and are earning nothing Hence they pay nothing To reduce your navy in those times is exactly like a man who is not so well financially can celling all his life insurance fig uring its a dead loss because he hasnt died yet Yours WILL ROGERS because of thei mass of debris o be traversed It was impossible o send a car into the affected re gions Miller D Hay chief mine Inspec or who entered the workings on is arrival here early today from ida Okla is authority for the tatement there was little hope or the men trapped in the six eenth seventeenth and eighteenth evels On Prison Grounds The explosion occurring near the mouth of the mine which slopes ack some 3600 feet into the round choked the shaft with rocks and timbers The mine altho on the grounds f the state penitentiary prison is vorked by civilian labor The blast of unknown cause xceedingly violent Donley Turn to Tnxe 5 Column Atlanta Loses Attempt to Be Known as Second Largest City in Soutl WASHINGTON Oct 28 Atlantas attempt to attain officia recognition as the second largea city in the south failed today in th District of Columbia supreme com Justice Siddons denied an applica tion by the city and others for writ of mandamus to compel Censi Director Steuart to publish Its popi lation as 360692 instead of 27036 The larger figure included residenl in the great Atlanta area embrai ing separate municipalities whic were joined from the borough of A lanta under a 1929 act of the stat legislatur was who SEE ARREST AS SOLUTION TO BANK ROBBERIES Hold St Benedict Man as Luverne Hardy Bandit ALGONAOct the arrest Art Rosemeyer 34 StBene dict Kossuth county authorities be lieved today they had the possible solution to five recent bank rob beries in Iowa and Minnesota Rose meyer waived preliminary hearing before Justice of the Peace W C Danson Monday night and was bound over to the grand jury Information against Rosemeyer was filed by the county attorney Sheriff L E Hovey and State Agents J R Quinland and Scott are investigating the case Rosemeyer has teen identified a having participation in thefts li Luverne and Hardy and Meriden Minn Attempts however to link him with robberies in St Benedict and Judson Minn were tentatively planned Charged As Accessory Roaemeyer was today held in tha Kossuth county jail in default of I 10000 bonds He is charged With KeaCLS Written an accessory before the fact in the Luverne holdup G DShumway had not decided whether an attemp would be made to connect Rose meyer with the 53000 St Benedic bank theft Shumway said the pris oner is suspected of several other robberies An official of the Meriden bank and E J Hanson cashier of the Peoples Savings bank in Hardy which was robbed of Sept 18 identified Rosemeyer aa having par ticipated in those robberies Shum way said Followed Dagens Arrest Rosemeyer was arrested Shum way said as a result of the arrest of Lawrence Dagen in Minneapolis when Consuelo employe of the Luverne bank identified him as one of two men who robbed the in stitution of Dagen was later King George Opens Winter Law Sessions J MacDonald DEDICATE HIGHWAY BRONZE TABLET IS UNVEILED AT STATE POLICE PATROL CANADIAN CITY Demands of 825 Men Out of Jobs Read at Meeting of Council PORT ARTHUR Ont Oct 28 force of 800 auxiliary po icemen armed with pick and ham mer handles patroled the streets of Port Arthur last night as a result of communist demonstrations Meanwhile at a meeting of the city council demands of 82S men described as the committee of the unemployed association were read and referred to a special committee of the council named to select em ployes for relief undertakings The extra force of police com posed largely of city employes and workers in various industries was sworn in after disturbances that started Monday night crystallized yesterday when a police officer was assaulted and a prisoner released from custody LONDON Oct 28 Mac Donald government in todays speech from the throne at the open ingof parliament made a definite bid for its retention in office by ad vocating electoral reform long de manded by the liberal party which holds the balance of power King George recovered from his long illness convened parliament for its tvinter session with all the pareantry customary for the occa sion and read the speech from the throne taking but five minutes in a firm resonant voice MnCons Trade Disputes Reform and laws relating to trade disputes and trade unions were the high spots touched upon by his ma jesty In the speech by which the la borite government has now outlined its program before parliament The labor governments legisla tive proposals summarized in the speech from the throne are briefly as follows Increased settlement and employ ment on the land Organization of producers for marketing purposes Ask Electoral Reform Commission to study the dole and allegations of abuse of its provi sions Increase in unemployment fund Increase in age of compulsory school attendance Amendment of trade disputes act Establishment of consumers coun cil Electoral reform Ratification of Washington hours convention and international con vention for safety of life at sea sentenced to the Minnesota state prison for the robbery of a Judson Minn bank Rosemeyer was arrested in the woods near St Benedict where the automobile used by two men in the robbery of the Peoples Savings bank there last Saturday was abandoned Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks Firm popular shares creep slowly upward Bonds Firm Brazilians up 1 to 4 points Curb Firm market rises slowly Butter Irregular CHICAGO Wheat Firm higher Liverpool and bullish U S carryover Corn Firm small receipts and better cash demand Cattle Steady to strong Hogs Lower WIFE CONFIRMS KIDNAPING TALE Denies Reports That She Has Agreed to Ransom Banker GALVA 111 Oct 28 Earl Yocum today confirmed to the Associated Press the fact that her banker husband is being held foY ransom He was abducted from in front of his home Saturday after noon The amount is known only to myself she said I have not and will not take any other persons in to my confidence I am handling the situation by myself the best I know how She denied various published re ports to the effect she has made arrangements for her husbands re lease I do not know when he will be released she said I wish I did She was asked i she will pay the ransom demanded I have not said I would and I will not say now she replied As to any arrangements for my husbands release she repeated I have said nothing to anyone not cvan the polir HARTWIG TALK IN OWN DEFENSE Denies Part of Confession in Anamosa Poison Murder Case ANAMOSA Oct 28 Hartwig Olin farmer testified in his own behalf today in his trial on a charge of murder in connection with the slaying of Ed Miner of Olin Feb 25 He was crossexam ined vigorously by County Attorney Clifford B Paul who still was ex amining him at the noon recess Hartwig smiled frequently as he replied to the prosecutors ques tions After Hartwigs crossexamina tion is completed the defense planed to introduce handwriting ex perts to testify regarding three let ters which were signed with Miners name and which the defense seek to prove were written by him The state will introduce experts to com bat this testimony In one of tho letters found by Mrs Miner in her slipper while serving a life sentence for murder of her husband Miner ia said by the defense to have written that he planned suicide Hartwig on the stand dented parts of the confession he signed after his arrest in February Hartwig testified he had visited the Miner home occasionally but as serted he went there only on busi ness He said he bought poison at Mrs Miners request but he believed she wanted the poison to kill rats Gov John Ham Christiansen of Minnesota were official representatives of the two states as tho nllpavecl highway from tho Missouri state line to tho twin cities was opened at tho MinnesotaIoua lino Tuesday Delegations Are Guests of Chamber at Hanford GOV JOHN HAMMILL of Iowa and Gov Theodore Christiansen of Minnesota met at the state lino approximately five miles north of Northwood at high noon Wednes day and formally opened the contin uous stretch of 600 miles of paving across Iowa and extending deep into the statesof Minnesota and Mis souri In the company of good roads boosters who huddled about in dust covered groups to break the force of he chill northwest wind there weio epresentatives from not only the iree states affected but from thu ominion of Canada as well The irogram which included an address y each of the chieC executives of owa and Minnesota Governors HammUl and Christiansen and u resentation by Hugh H Shepard ot Jason City of the high officials he Jefferson highway was cli maxed by the unveiling of the monolith erected at the state line Ono Stan Injured But one serious accident marred the day of celebration of the pro gress of travel that has come about from the building of good roads Ed Graves traffic manager of the BrownCamp Hardware company of Des Moines Was injured at the WOMAN FOUND DYING IN YARD Mrs Cyrus Sage Rockwell Dies After Discovered Badly Hurt Mrs Cyrus Sage four and one mlf miles northeast of Rockwell died Monday night at a local hos ital where she was taken after jeing found lying in the barnyard of herfarm home in a semicon scious condition with a broken left arm bruised face and one tooth inocked out Mr Sage and his two children had been at the neighboring farm of Hurt Bloom doing chores for about an hour between G and 7 oclock When they returned they heard the woman moaning and found her near a cement feecing Iloor in the yard No inquest will be held unless fur ther evidence develops said Dr William E Long county coroner who with G E Cress sheriff in vestigated the case Tuesday morn ing Everything in the house was un molested the beds were made the lamp was still burning on the table and some money was in the house according to Dr Long No trace of foul play could be found he said He thot death must have been due to a stroke or some head injury Mrs Sage had not seen a doctor for years and nothing could be learned concerning her health but her fam ily said she was as well as usual Mrs Sage was about 45 years old Besides her husband she leaves a son Burt 17 and a daughter Dor othy 15 She also has two brothers James Foster Chicago andJohn Foster Peoria III Funeral arrange ments have not yet been completed over afterhohacl failed touegoti ate the turn He suffered cuts about the head and lip Hugh H Shepard presided at for mal opening of the highway pav ing and introduced the high offi cers of the Jefferson highway Mr Wesley McCurdy of the Winnipeg Tribune of Winnipeg was among the honored guests of the caravan from Minnesota Truman A Potter former mayor of Mason City gave the preliminary announce ments and the Rev William L Dib ble of Mason City gave the invoca tion Slicpnril Speaks Mr Shepard past international president of the Jefferson highway paid tribute to the part Iowa has taken In the stimulation of road building He stressed the quality of roads being built in the present era Mr Shepard proceeded to Intro duce George Mclnich St Joseph Turn to InEO fi Cnlumn ROYAL COUPLE PAS Bulgarian Yacht Arrives at Corinth Canal Delayed by Gale CORINTH Greece Oct 28 King Boris of Bulgaria and Queen Giovanna delayed aboard their yacht Czar Ferdinand by violent storms in the Adriatic and Ionian seas last night arrived at the en trance to the Corinth ship canal at oclock this afternoon Premier Liaptcheff of Bulgaria was understood to have stated the marriage ceremony at Sofia would take place at 10 oclock on the morning of Thursday Oct 30 and would resemble more closely the Orthodox marriage form than a simple benediction Miniature Golf Slnrtcrt GARNER Oct new In door course that has been installed In the building formerly the Lyric theater will be opened to the public Wednesday Communists Kill 100 in Capture of City HANKOW Oct 28 ists were reported today to have captured Nancliowting northern Hunan province where they killed 100 Chinese The fiUe of two Ameri can missionaries one man ant one woman stationed at Nanchowting was not learned 18 Year Old Flyer in Attempt to Set Mark DETROIT Mich Oct 28 Stanley Boynton 38 year old flyer took off for Chicago at p m today resuming his attempt to lower the junior transcontinental record IOWA WEATHER Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Somewhat colder Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette xveather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday US Minimum in Night SO At 8 A M Tuesday S3 The weather man did himself proud in the character of day dished out for the IowaMinnesota road celebration Warm sun balmy breeze ideal topcoat weather Mon days maximum was 2 degrees lower than that Sunday which marked the high point recorded in a twoweek period r ;