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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home COMP HARUON E R HIS MEM ART DEPT OF IOWA DES MO I NES I A HOME THE NEWSPAPEK THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO 18 Senate Race Predictions Stewart Outlines His Guess at Election Outcome By CHARLES P STEWART A SHI NOT ON Oct 30 Generally speak ing the states a p p r oximately onethird of the entire 48 where senators are to be chosen No vember 4 are the object of national p ol i t i c i ans keenest atten tion In a few how ever governor ships fights over shadow senate contests Regarded as a wholesale prop osition nothing in importance the struggle for control of the next house of representatives but with 1000 candidates In the field counting it is not yet possible even for experts to con sider the situation in much detail A onceover of the debatable states suggests the following conclus ions ALABAMA Prospects better than 5050 for Bankhead dem for senate but Heflin Ind still form idable Otherwise democratic as usual senate contest senate Robin son dem unopposed since with drawal of Greathouse Other wise solidly democratic senate con test senate race close between Shaw rep and Costigan with advantage perhaps slightly in formers favor tho rather because of states normal than from any indir ations apparent in present fight cb looks nipantuck on its In Xum 28 Column ALLEGED KIDNAPERS CAUGHT Hartwig Found Not Guilty of Poison Murder VIDE NOTES BIG ELEMENT IN FARMERSTRIAL Wife of Murdered Man Serving Sentence in Prison ANAMOSA Oct 30 Hartwig 63 retired Olin farmer today acquitted by a jury of 10 men and two women of the murder of Ed Miner also of Olin Mrs Tilda Miner widow of Miner was convicted on a similar charge and is now serving a life sentence at the womens reformatory at Rockwell City The juryreached its verdict at 3 a m but the report was not made public until a m when Judge Atherton B Clark read it The trial opened a week ago today Notes Played Part Altho not introduced into the trial of Mrs Miner socalled suicide notes which the defense claimed were written by Miner played a prominent part in the acquittal of the aged farmer One of these notes was said to have been found by Mrs Miner in one of her slippers after she started serving her sentence at Rockwell Cltyj She sent it tocher sister at Yan An ebrii1 It frrv HofwTiab Mars Man Released Un Bond Meet ing Called LEMARS Oct 30 Icier Plymouth county clerk ad Jtted to the county board of su cvisors at a special meeting last Iht that he had embezzled be jaen and ha county Lfids ipickler who said he lost t in speculations tendered his iignation He was a candidate for election and his withdrawal Earl Remer democrat the candidate The shortage in the clerks office discovered after the accounts been examined by C J Black of the state auditing depart charge of embezzlement was ced against him this morning 1 he was released on 53000 bond preliminary hearing before tice of the Peace J C Koenig f set for Nov 8 Sickles filing of ers of withdrawal from the cbm 1 election the republican county Aral committee was called to V today as in other similar letters was said to have threatened to end his life Testimony of Miners acquain tances was introduced tending to bear this out Brot to Trial Mrs Miner was brot from the re formatory to attend the trial She was in the courtroom Monday but was not called tothe witness stand Finding of poison in capsules which had been prescribed for Miner by his physician led to the filing of charges against his widow and Hartwig Mrs Miner in a con fession she later repudiated de Tum to TOKO 30 Cnfumn UNITEDCHlCIH fjr Men Loot Bank at Tomah Wisconsin TOMAH Wis Oct 30 Forc ag four employes and six cus omers to huddle in a back room our men robbed the bank of Comah at a m today and scaped with AUNT MET D By Robert Quillen We was crowded in so close at the party that I got to itchin where a skeeter bit me an scratched the new preacher New Lutheran Conference Has Task of Consolidat ing 7 Synods MINNEAPOLIS Oct 30 The American Lutheran conference newly formed to effect union of mission and educational endeavors of seven separate synods today be gan the ground work to accom plish ita aim The preliminary work of uniting the synods was completed las uight by 125 representatives of th independent groups While the fed eration does not include organic union of the synods speakers urgec that this should be the eventual re suit The federation la to carry on th foreign and homo mission activi ties as a central organization fo the cooperating groups with sup portfrom their 1377000 members in every state of the United States and all Canadian provinces The united synods are the joint Ohio Iowa and Buffalo synods of Germanorigin which will merge effective Jan 1 as the American Lutheran church the Norwegian Lutheran Church of America the Augustana synod of Swedish orig in the United Danish church and the Lutheran Free church of Norse origin The federation is to be one of the three large central groups of Lutherans formed in the United States and Canada Dr C C Hein Columbus Ohio presidentelect of the American Lutheran church is temporary chairman of the federation meeting and Is considered a possible choice as its first president WORK TO FREE TRAPPED OKLAHOMA MINERS Rescue workers seeking to free 29 entombed miners McAlester Okla Associated Press Photo In Jifo 4 mine of the Samples Coal company 4th District StAnsgar Fay eft e Host to First of Two Conference Sessions ST ANSGAR Oct all state officers present the last of two four district conferences of the American Legion and auxiliary came to a close here last night with a banquet program Because ofthe size of the fourth district it was necessary to divide the conference into two sessions the first being held at Fayette Tuesday night Three hundred persons were pres ent at the St Ansgar conference About 75 persons attended from Ma son City including the Mason City Legion drum and bugle corps which paraded before the evening banquet was held Decorah Charles City and Plym outh extended Invitations for the next conference Arrangements for this years program were made by Mrs J E McDonald Mason City and Dr P C Peck Lawlcr fourth district adjutant Speakers Are Introduced Speakers were introduced by Mrs McDonald chairman of the fourth district and William Phelps Mc Gregor vice commander who woa elected to succeed Nels Malm Ma son City who resigned Maurice Cahill state commander denounced opposition to military training in the state schools He de clared that the Legion was not war like in its policy but that the organ ization was convinced thru experi ence that a reasonable defense is necessary to protect the nation H F Risse superintendent of schools gave the address of welcome to the visitors nere at the banquet held in thehigh school gymnasium Several speakers were on the pro gram Attacks Conduct Charges Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Legionaire denied the charges Turn tn Pace 10 Colamn Hunt Knoxville Man in Killing of Miner KNOXVILLE Oct 30 Macri 35 was being sought today for questioning regarding the proh anle fatal shooting of Floyd Cran dall 28 miner in what officers termed a drunken brawl PARTY GIVEN BALDWIN Three to One Vote Reaffirms Faith in Conservative Leader LONDON Oct 30 Baldwin was reaffirmed leader of the conservatives party by a vote 460 to 116 at a meeting of conser vatives in Caxton hall today The vote waa precipitated b publication yesterday of a manifes to reportedly signed by 44 promi nent conservative leaders some o whom denied knowledge of or pnrtl clpatlon in the matter Todays meeting nominally to heai Mr Baldwin define his party pro gram developed the confidence vote T06ETWITNESS Volley of Shots Wounds Policeman Panic Follows HICAGO Oct 30 gun men cruised past a Maywood streetcar today and sent a volley of bullets crashing thru its windows seriously wounding a policeman who was to be a witness at the murder trial of threefingered Jack White notorious gunman and public enemy The wounded officer was Sergt James McBnde of the Bellwood po ice Five years ago he was wounded n a revolver battle with White and lis gang when the police encoun ered them in a Mannheim road tav ern Two Men Killed A companion officer Ed Pflaume and James Johnstone one of Whites confederates were killed in Lhe exchange Threefingered Jack was captured weeks later and eventually sentenced to prison for life but the supreme court reversed his conviction and the case was never brot to trial again Two weeks ago White was ar rested in the vagrancy campaign of the police and Chief Justice John P McGoorty reinstated the old mur der charge and ordered White held without bail Expected to Recover McBride bad returned only last night from a trip supposedly to Wisconsin to gather evidence against White for the new trial The assassins followed the street car for several blocks then drew abreast of the window where the officer sat and fired a fusillade thru the window The car bore a Wiscon sin license A score of passengers in panic dropped to the floor and ran toward exits as window glass crashed and bullets spattered in the walls of the car McBfide wounded in the jaw was hurried to a hospital He is expected to recover Boyd and Connor Fly Columbia to Berlin CROYDON England Oct 30 If J Errol Boyd and Lieu tenant Harry P Connor tnmsAt lantic aviators who recently flew here from Newfoundland left Croydon in the same Columbia mon oplane today for Berlin Cincinnati Mail Pilot Killed in Plane Crash LAFAYETTE Ind Oct 30 C O McGuire of Cincinnati Ohio a mail pilot for the Embry Riddl company of Cincinnati was killec Instantly when his plane nraahet six miles west of Bronksnn early today Troops 27 KILLED 150 HURT IN ITALY BY EARTHQUAKE Later Reports Expected to Increase Total Casualties ANCONA Italy Oct 30 Twentyseven persons were known to be dead and more than 150 injured by an earthquake that shook the Adriatic coast this morn ing It was believed that casualties in town unheard from at midday would appreciably increase the totals There were 20 dead and more than 100 injured in the town of Senl gallia on the coast and five dead and upwards of 50 injured in the province of Marche which includes he city of Ancona Villages in the western part of the province had not been heard from at noon It was there that the authorities felt the toll might have been incerased Practically every house inthis city of more than 50000 inhabitants was damaged to some extent It was considered remarkable that there hadtaeen so comparatively few cas ualties X The ipepple of the citywere panics tbdayi streetaf and public squares were throngfiu Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Oct must have happened to thousands of school children all over our coun try My throe camo dragging in Tuesday night from three different schools and i m m e d i ately asked em if they had heard Bernard Shaws great speech over the radicTFlint afternoon They all said no their teachers had em listening to them Now here was perhaps the most brilliant and wittiest speech of our times brot right to us by this great invention Yet teachers gave their own lectures instead of Shaws Even the newspapers only publisher extracts of it but they pub lished their own editorials They were improving on Shaw too so what good does it do to have a brilliant man tell you Yours WILL ROGERS Tribesmen Carry Away Heads of Japanese Victims TOKYO Oct 30 aug mented force of Japanese troops oday was sent against the uprising if headhunting savages in Central formosa Two additional infantry com panies were ordered to the village of Jnsha center of the disturbances in which the savage tribesmen killed at least 86 Japanese and then cattered into the surrounding area spreading terror among the 0pulatlon of the district The Japanese force now operating against the tribesmen totals 1300 men The ministry of overseas affairs at Tokyo was informed by the gov ernor general of Formosa that the revolting tribesmen had severed nnd carried away the heads of many of their victims when they evacu ated Musha yesterday The bodies of 36 children and many women were among those tound in the ruins of Musha after Its capture by Japanese police and Infantry Many of the bodies were mutilated Fear that other Japanese n Isolated settlements of the af fected area might have suffered a similar fate was expressed in offi cial and newspaper dispatches Only 57 Japanese residents of Musha escaped the massacre there some fleeing others hiding Dis patches said 308 persons had been injured SENATOR STECK Ordered to Cancel AH of Scheduled Campaign Speeches DES MOINES Oct 30 ator Dan Stock democrat was tak en ill at his hotel here today His physicians ordered him to cancel all the speaking engagements he had made for the remainder of his can paign for reelection to the United States senate The strain of making numerous speeches during the campaign was said by the senators secretary to have caused him to have a general breakdown altho it was not believed his condition would provo serious Senator Steck has not been feel ing well for about a week it was said but had continued to OH his speaking engagements He apoke three times Tuesday delivering ad dresses at each of DeWitt Clinton and Davenport and yesterday gave a radioaddress here His physicians today ordered that he remain in bed warning him that further exertion might be serious It had not been determined how ever whether he would be removed to a hospital or remain at Hi hotel until he is able to go to his home at Ottumwa EN HELD HUNT CONTINUES FOR TWO MORE Crime of Abduction Is Punished by Death in Illinois BULLETIN KEWANEE 111 Oct 30 m Verne Algrecnono of tho men held for tho kidnaping of Earl Yokmn Gnlva banker con fessed latetoday nnd impli cated other members of the gang 111 Oct 30 members of an alleged quartet extortionists were in jail today charged with tho kidnaping for ransom of Earl Yocum Galva 111 and Aurelia Iowa bank president The crime Is punishable by death In Illinois Sheriff Charles Nash said he ex pected to have the remaining two n custody by nightfall Harry Whiskers accused of plot ing the extortion scheme was ar cstcd last Tuesday at his home in Cewanee on a suppressed warrant ssued the day before Warrants for he others were Issued at the same ime Captured by Posse Verne Algreen a Galva mechanic was captured today a posse while hiding a fsiinhouse kirie roadVjiiotilariiirom trie a betwean the sougiiti Cities States and Nation Marshal Millions of Dollars Money mobilized against unem ployment Pacific coast5175000000 middle West285000000 South 75000000 Southwest 74000000 Eastern States 44000000 Mountain States 25000000 Northwest 3 8000000 he I their sWvWo men Lloyd Wtns low an exconvict Algreen was saidto have been rec ognized by townsfolk as He leaped from the automobile and escaped in to the open fields Find Cloth Mask In the abandoned car officers found a cloth mask such as Yocum Tnm to PUEO 10 Column TWO RALLIES ON G 0 P Tour of AH Towns in County Abandoned Because oi Weather Condition Due to weather conditions which precluded the holding of outdoor meetings W P Butler chirman of the republican central committee abandoned the plan of touring all of the towns Thursday and con fined the expedition of nominees and party leaders to a ride to Rock well where a luncheon was to be served at noon anda meeting held at the Odd Fellows hall a 1 oclock in the afternoon A mass meeting will be held nt the community hall at Cliar Lake at 8 oclock Thursday evening Con gressman G N Hanger of North wood will be the chief speaker at both the Rockwell and the Clear Lake gatherings The party which included the Ccrro Gordo county officers and members of the committee left Ma son City at oclock Thursday mornlno Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Oct 30 ed a billion of a restorative ap plied today bringing back the color of health to American prosperity Cities states nnd the nation itself are marshalling monies for wages and work reports from all areas re veal Great private industries have announced programs to create more jobs for more men Roughly estimated funds totalling have been not for relief but for additional projects taking shape rapidly Far West Leads No single section has been more active than another in the determ ination to bend the line of employ ment upward but the far west with interests as diversified as cinema and citrus letids with monies ap propriated for specific projects Ap proximately 5175000000 is avail Tiim tn 10 Column Mason City Gets First Snow storm of Season Is One Inch Deep Mason City experienced its initial snowstorm Wednesday night and Thursday morning when an inch of snow fell accompanied by a drop in temperature Altho ther sections of North Iowa were covered by a blanket of snow earlier in the day the pre cipitation did not begin in Mason City until Wednesday evening A flurry of snow continued Thursday Altho there have been oc casional flakes of snow at various times thig fall this is the first fall that blanketed tho ground Sfie NEW YORK specialties lead decline railroads and U S governments improve oils and utilities CHICAGO steady favorable crop reports and small exports bearish crop and weather news Holt Starts Trip to Federal Penitentiary SIOUX CITY Oct 30 Harry Holt Sioux City postoffice embezzler started on his journey to the federal penitentiary In Leaven worth Kans today Holt was sentenced to serve five years in prison for stealing of government funds WITNESS FOUND IN GIRL Claims Seeing WomanDrop Childs Body in Lake at Park DENVER Colo Oct 30 Miss Carlo Alessandro 21 was held Incommunicado today by police seeking to leara whether sha had witnessed the murder of Leona OLoughlin 10 drowned in Berk eley Park lake AT Clark police captain said that Miss Alessandro last night told officers she was sitting on the iH front in a parked nuromobift tho night of Oct 14 when a xvoman waded into the water nnl depos ited a burden which appeared to lie the body of a child According to Miss Alcssnndros story the police captain said tlv woman was accompanied on her grisly errand by a man IOWA WEATHER Fair and somewhat colder in cast portion Thursday niSght Friday fair and slightly warmer in tho afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 44 Minimum in Night 25 At 8 A M Thursday 26 Snowfall 1 Inch Precipitation 07 of an Inch Tho tail end of a snowstorm which gripped Iowa Falls Waterloo Clarion and other points south Wed nesday forenoon reached Mason City in the evening and residents here looked out on a blanket of white Thursday morning It meas ured a scant inch and precipitated 07 of an inch of water in the Globe Gazettes rain gauge Snow filtered down thruout the forenoon Thup day but the sun was peeking thru thn clniidn occasionally i ;