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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY HOME EDITION XXXVETVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 293 NEW NAVAL CONFERENCE LOOMS District in Texas Is Shot From Ambush LAWYER KILLED WHILE PUTTING HIS CAR AWAY and MotberinLaw See Prosecutor dered pORGER Tex Sept 13 trict Attorney John A Holmes was shot and killed from ambush in the driveway of his home here last night Holmes v had just put his motor car away and was slain as he turned from the garage to go to the house His wife and motherinlaw Mrs Donna B Greene who had ac companied him home and already had started for the house turned in time to see him fall with three nis tol bullets in his body Had Lain in Wait The assailant had lain iu wait for Holmes in the rear yard of a vacant House about 50 feet from the gar age Neighbors attracted by tlie shots saw a man run down an al ley but were unahle to identify him His footprints were traced to a point where automobile tires had left marks in the dirt rjl Authorities who organized a SI posse to search for the slayer were sL unable to assign a motive for tue Brookhart Joins Fight on G O P Tariff Bill lowan Aligns Himself Democrats Opposing Proposals took of f ice Jani 1 1 ash Tlie most important pending eases wsis to prosecute involved Wil he liam J VVhitey Walker recently returned here from Denver and Ed Bailey and Hugh Walker all charged with the murders of two peace officers here several years age Walker Is in Jail Whitey Walker is in jail at Tin nett the Hutchinson county sent Hugh Walker out of bond last was reported in the Lubbock Texas re gion and Bailey made new bond Monday saying his mothers illness in HieJton Okla necessitated his going to her bedside Since Holmes took office there had been little crime here but the young oil towns less recent history had been filled with violence Meyer Is Appointed Attorney In Hancock BRITT Sept Meyer local lawyer has been appointed county attorneyof Hancock county by the board of supervisors to take the place of V White who has re signed Mr Meyer served as assist ant for the past two months during the absence of Mr White Mr and Mrs White and their only child are leaving here to make a homein Brownsville Texas They shipped their household goods by freight Somebody has to be at home to entertain those who are always go ing on a Democrat LOU Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair Saturday night and Sunday rising temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for Mhour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Warmest Friday 50 Coolest in Night 36 At 8 A M Saturday 49 Friday nights minimum was the lowest by 7 degrees of any regis tered thus far this fall The instru ments at the American Beet Sugar company showed a 33 degree tem perature There was a heavy white frost and even as late as 7 oclock it was observable in some places This will come as not unwelcome news to the hayfever sufferers WASHINGTON Sept 14 Anxious to avoid all possible delay in the consideration of the tariff bill the senate debate today dispensed with its usual Saturday holiday Altho the administrative provi sions of the measure framed by the republicans of trie finance com mittee wefe the official subject of debate generalattacks upon the bill by democratic members and replies from the republican side of the chamber were proving the accepted order of procedure Brookhart Assails Bill Thus far two democrats Sim rrions of North Carolina the minor ity leader of the finance committee and Harrison of Mississippi togeth er with Brookhart of Iowa a mem ber of the independent republican group that has allied itself with the democrats in opposing tho rapubii can measure have assailed the bill There have been replies from Chairman Smoot of the finance committee and several others Senator Watson of Indiana re publican leader last night made his first public utterance on the senate committee bill in a radio address as serting it was safe to assume that a measure would he passed very largely carrying out the ideas ex pressed by President Hoover Recalling that the TJnderwood Sfanmpna tariff act placed prac products the ifree rlist Watson declared that the very men who foisted that policy on the country are the naes who are now demanding the highest possible rates for these same agri cultural products Mentions Foreign Protests He argued that protests from for eign governments were no cause for alarm Brookhart late yesterday told the senate that the measure fails to give the farmer the home market pledged to him in the republican1 platform of the recent presidential campaign He said the measure was not a republican bill bui one for spe cial privilege which wouid force the farmer to sell his prjlucts in the competitive markets of the world DEBT CLAIMS ARE RECOGNIZED DCS Moines U Mortgage Holder Agrees to Pay Teachers Salaries DES MOINES Sept 14 Claims of 29 members of the faculty of Des Moines university for back salary was recognized yester day by Fred C Lehman Jr attor ney for the Boatmens National bank of St Louis which holds a 5203000 mortgage on the property of the school Whether the salaries or the mortgage get preference in payment Is up to a court to decide it was said FROST CAUSES LITTLE DAMAGE Various Sections of State Get Light Touch Reed Reports DES MOINES Sept 14 Various sections of Iowa including parts of Des Moines experienced another light frost last night Charles D Reed ofthe federal weather bureau said today Reports indicated that little if any dam age was done The lowest temperatures reported to the bureau were 34 degrees registered at Boone and 36 degrees at Charles City The first heavy frosts in Iowa usually do not come until in Oc tober Reed said Little Damage Done Here AlthD a heavy white frost cov ered the ground early Saturday morning apparently little or no damage was done to plants flowers or fields according to information received at the GlobeGazette The thermometer regisered 36 degrees BRITISH TROOPS READY TO QUIT RHINE COUNTRY First Detachment of Ev acuation Will Leave Monday Germany Sept 14 UP Today was packing day for British troops in this Taunus mountain Spa to which has fallen the happy lot of being the first Rhineland point evacuated by the British under the agreement reached at the Hague reparation conference hi August It was packing day but not mov ing day as the troops had hoped It was originally planned to have the evacuation begin today but bu reaucratic difficulties necessitated a postponement until Monday Four hundred officers and men are stationed here and they will be transported in groups during the next fortnight so that Koenigstem will be completely freed of foreign occupation by Under a tacit agreement between tho British autEorities and the Germans the evacuation will be a most prosaic affair the troops sim ply vanishing quietly without great ado or military display and the German civilians as well as military refraining from any jubilation British officers and men have been posing for the camermen of various nations during the past few days in attitudes demonstrating their good will toward the Germans at the same time showing their joy at returning to the home coun try Beautiful as are Koenigstein bad Schwalbach Bingen and Wiesbadc where British troops still aggregate a strength of 6000 the men are happy to leave a country which de spite the outward politness of the inhabitants regarded the British sol diers as intruders 100 GermanBritish Marriages Perhaps the staunchesfc supports of AngloGerman approachment will prove to be the marriages estimated at about 100 here contracted be tween British officers or privates and German frauleins Officers in charge of the troops say that these marriages have made It a bigger problem to move the families than the soldiers and that the transportation of baby carriages is a more difficult affair than that of military equipment KIP INSISTS HE IS DISINHERITED Young Rhinelander Reported to Be on Way to Meet Mulatto Wife KANSAS CITY Sept 14 Leonard Kip Rhinelander scion of a prominent New York family ar rived today from Las Vegas Nev on a mission in connection with his divorce action against his mulatto wife Alice Jones Rhinelander but denied he intended to confer here with the woman or her legal repre sentatives Mrs Rhinelander 5s reported to have left New Rochelle N Y pre sumably to confer with her husband or his attorneys at some unan nounced point Rhineiander would not disclose the exact nature of his mission here but he declared emphatically that he did not plan to see his wife the daughter of a Negro coachman Rhinelander asserted a state ment attributed to his father yes terday declaring he had not been disinherited was incorrect I have been disinherited rie said Crone Had PARIS Sept 14 an 81yaarold janitress Mme Marie Louise Jacon died suddenly neigh bors volunteered to pay her funeral expenses She had for years lived in Mason City and 33 degrees at on food given her by tenants Policn he plant of the American Sugar searched her room and found cash company J and bonds worth S14000 28 LOST IN SHIP WRECK Associated Press Photo Discovery of the wreckage of tho Lake Michigan freighter Andaste above leads to tho belief that the 28 officers and crew were drowned on a trip to a Chicago port Coastguard cutters are now conducting what they fear Is a futile search for the bodies Charles M Schwab Is Called Before Committee Officers of Other Ship Build ing Companies to Appear in Navy Probe WASHINGTON Sept 14 Thesenate committee investigating aotivitie3jotAtnericanshipbuilding corporationsat ittie unsuccessful 1927 Geneva naval ference decided today to begin its inquiry next Friday with the ques tioning of officers of the corpora tions The followingwitnesses were summoned Charles M Schwab chairman of the board of directors of the Beth lehem Steel Corporation which op erates the Bethlehem Shipbuilding company C L Bardo vice president of the American Brown Bovti Electric corporation Norman R Parker treasurer and secretary of the American Brown Boveri Electric corporAtion S W Wakeman vice president of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding com pany Officerj of the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock corpor ation will be called after these wit nesses have been heard These companies recently wera sued by William B Shearer an ad vocate of a large American navy for more than which he al leges is due services he rendered these companies at the Geneva parley The senate committee disregarded Shearer in opening its investigation It however has a certified copy of the court complaint by Shearer Chairman Shortridge said that in due course Mr Shearer would be brot before the committee In response to communications from the committee the officers of the shipbuilding companies have re ported that they will appear volun tarily ARMS STORAGE PLANT WRECKED Ammunition Valued at Mil lion Dollars Lost in Fire PORTSMOUTH Va Sept 14 Millions of rounds of small arms and ammunition was de stroyed this morning by flames en veloping the small arms storage at St Juliens Creek naval magazine near Portsmouth Rifle ammuni tion one and three inch shells ex ploded in a burst of gunfire rem iniscent of the old western front Unofficial estimates of the loss run as high as The explosion continued for about 45 minutes before the fire appeared under control The been determined cause has not Four Killed in French Training Plane Crash CHARTRES FRANCE Sept 14 An army airplane from the base here burst Into flames today on a training flight and crashed to the ground Its four occupants were killed MACKMEN WIN PENNANT RACE wore American league pennant1 by their victory over tho Chicago White Sox and the Yan kees loss of the first game to tho Philadelphia trimmed tho White Sox 3 while St Louis the first game with New York Hunter and Tilden Split First 2 Sets FOREST HILLS N Y Sept 14 a gallery of 7500 at the West Side stadium today Big Bill Tilden and Francis T Hunter began play in the national singles tennis championship Hunter won the first set 63 Tilden captured the second set at 63 squaring the match Hunter took the tihrd set 64 forging ahead with two sets to one One Armed Player Wins FOREST HILLS N Y Sept 14 M Chares 45 years old of Washington a one armed left handed tennis player won the national veterans singles championship at the West Side sta dium today defeating J B Adou Jr of Dallas Tex in the finals oy scores of 40 62 61 WAY OPEN FOR US TO BECOME COURT MEMBER Root Proposals Are Ad opted by Geneva Assembly pENEVA Switzerland Sept 14 vi league of nations as sembly tonight opened the door for the United States to become a mem ber of the permanent court of in ternational justice by adopting the protocol providing for American ad herence to the court The assembly also adopted the protocol for revision of the statutes of the world court These two in struments were immediately opened for signature by representatives of member states They will be forwarded to Wash ington for conservation by the Am erican government The protocol embodies the so called Root proposals which are re garded as removing objections of the United States of becoming a member The agreement which the protocol embodies will affect the right of the assembly to ask for an advisory opinion from the world court Hith erto this question has formed tte chief objection on the part of the United States to entering the court Articlesof theprotocol present ed to the assembly today provides the machinery whereby the United States will be made aware of any proposal before the council or as sembly of the league for obtaining an advisory opinion thus giving the United States opportunity to indi cate whether her interests are af fected Thus the council or assembly can act with full knowledge of the situation CABLE USED TO RUN LIQUOR Ingenuous Apparatus Pulled 15 to 20 Cases Across Detroit River DETROIT Mich Sept 14 The Detroit News today said that a submarine cable has been used by rum runners to transport car goes of liquor from Canada into the United States The cable it says was discovered and dismantled oy border patrol inspectors yesterday The cable stretched from Mud Island in the Detroit river to the American shore at Ecorse Employing a method approach ing in its ingenuousness the much discussed mythical pipe line into Canada the newspaper says the runners operated a sled which car ried from 15 to ro cases of liquor n trip along a 500 foot cable while customs crew sped along an appar ently inactive waterfront and re ported all quiet in the rum war Both of the cable terminals a boat house and garage on the main land and a partly submerged boat house on the island were deserted and no arrests were made when inspectors came upon it The cable customs officials said is believed to have been one or two ii use on the river An investigation is being made to discover the loca tion and operators of the second it ivvas said YANKEE BOAT RACER INJURED Phil Wood and His Mechanic Thrown From Miss Amer ica at Venice Races VENICE Italy Sept 14 Jll Phil Wood pilot of Miss America VTI and his mechanic Orlin John son were thrown from the boat dur ing the competition for the Count Volpi cup today and taken to a hos pital for treatment Wood was hurt on the htps and Johnsfln suffered from submersion The America VII overturned and was removed from the competition with a split keel As a result of the accident the speedboat champion Miss America VH holding the record of 9301 miles an hour is a broken wreck in the Venice lagoon The America VII was traveling at a speed of 85 miles an hour when Wood and Johnson were thrown into the water FAILING BRAKES CAUSE WRECK Two Children and Man Dead After Crossing Accident Near Peru III Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Sept Mussolini woke up the other morning felt tired and worn so he gave up seven of his nine cab inet positions I wouldnt be sur prised to see him become so indolent that he took up golf All he is now is manager of Italy and super visor of the sev en positions we take one cabinet job serious Even the south got sore because Mr Hoover didnt appoint one of them on Ills cabinet He was mighty honest about it tho he said there is lots of men down there big enough but they are not smart enough to be republicans Yours WILL ROGERS third child is dying and a mother and three other children were seri ously Injured today when a New York Central locomotive hit an au tomobile in which they were riding at n crossing near McNabb south of here The dead and injured were all residents of magnolia The dead are Christopher Nelson 3G Violet AhAtrom 13 Lavernc Ahlstrom 8 is said to be dying The moter of the Ahlstrom chil dren Mrs Minnie Ahlstrom 40 was seriously injured as were three of her other children Leannen 6 Rogene 4 and 17 months old Bar bara Nelson was driving the car When he came to the crossing and saw the locomotive which was only pulling a caboose something apparently went wrong with his brakes and he was unable to stop FIND WRECKAGE OF LOST LAKE GRAVEL VESSEL Rescuers Waiting Good Weather to Proceed to Scene pRAND HAVEN Mich Sept 14 weather today held searchers in the harbor here from a wreckage strewn spot about 14 miles out from Ottawa beach and 12 miles southwest of Holland where the freighter Andaste is believed to have gone down in last Monday Nights storm carrying to death her crew 24 men and a boy Unahle to set out in the face of the rough water today were two tugs the Liberty and tlie Freedom of the Chicago Materials company in whose servic the Andaste was when she left here last Monday night for Chicago with a cargo of gravel Waiting on Weather Officials said that the moment the weather relented the two tugs would start for the wreckage strewn area where yesterday a fishing tug captain found pieces of the freight er After a fruitless search last night a coastguard boat also was in har bor today The Andaste which was a steel semiwhaleback a type of freighter seldom seen now because unsulted to the rough weather of the Great Lakes cleared from here for Chi cago at p m Monday loaded with gravel Seamen here believed the cargo shifted in the storm which swept southern Lake Michi gan a short time later and caused the ship to break up and sink Cottager Saw Vessel Earl Harrington a cottager liv ing 10 miles north of Ottawa Beach harbor told coastguards today of having seen a ship apparently in distress a few miles off shore Mon day night A heavy sea was rolling and In ship apparently was heading toward Ottawa Beach harbor he said While he watched the lights dis appeared Wreckage identified as part of the Andaste waa washcc Wednesday The fish tug Bertha G arrived here last night bringing in wreck age of the Andaste Including the door of the cabin occupied by Capt Albert L Anderson of Sturgeon Bay Wis master of the lost ship Capt George Van Hall of the Bertha G reported finding wreck age strewn for several miles abou 14 miles out from Ottawa Beach The Bertha G cruised thru the wreckage searching for bodies bu found none OTHER NATIONS WOULD SIT IN ON DISCUSSIONS Would Extend Holiday in Ship Building at De cember Meeting WASHINGTON Sept 14 As the result of a virtual agree ment between America and Great Britain upon the fundamental prin ciples of equality in cruiser strength a general naval disarmament con ference is in prospect for early De cember So successful have been the ne gotiations with the London govern ment which began with the incep tioh of the Hoover and MacDonald regimes that such a parley to be attended by Japan France and Italy as well as the United States am England is now definitely proposed Assuming that the conference will take place the United States among other important propositions intends to ask that the present tea year holiday in the construction of capital ships be extended from 1931 to 1936 By 193G it is expected that the way will be open to further cur tailment of battleship tonnage lead ing possibly to the elimination of this type of vessel as a fighting unit The proposal presupposes the calling another conference in 193G Only One Difference As officially outlined here but a single difference of opinion now stands in the way of a complete AngloAmerican accord upon the problem of cruiser parityThis con cerns some 30000 tons of cruiser strength and the question of whett er or not they shall be embodied n three vessels carryingeight inch pins or the proposition favored by he British that this tonnage com prise four or five smaller vessels vith six inch guns In this question is involved the undamental difference in the na requirements of the two na ions that long has stood in the way of an agreement on cruiser parity anrl general disarmament Great TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN t Open Season In Wright CLARION Sept indica tions now point to Wright county haying an open season on pheasants this fall Petitions arc now being circulated thruout the county and many land owners are signing Open seasons will be granted in counties where 150 or more land owners sign the petitions to the state game and fish department NO PEACE YET IN MANCHURIA SovietChinese Tangle Is No Nearer Solution Than 3 Months Ago MOSCOW Sept 14 Russia and nationalist China ap pear today to be no nearer the goal of peace in their bitter controversy about the Chinese Eastern railway than they were two months ago when the conflict began in Man churia Far from advancing the prospects of an amicable solution to the prob em of operation and control of the important railroad Nankings latest note is considered by Russian gov ernment officials as having defi nitely wrecked all immediate pos sibility of settlement The continuance of spasmodic raids by Chinese soldiers at points on the ManchurianSiberian fron tier is therefore envisaged here AUNT HET By Robert Quillen j I used to think my boy Ben was ornvy but maybe I just spanked him more he cause ho took after Pas folks ;