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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 16, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PJ2R COPTASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE RETORT DISEASE HITS FINAL EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL 3EHVICB 186 REFUGEES WATER RECEDES Willow Creek Back in Channel Debris Cleared Up THAT food conditions In Mason City are over as far as this winters snow Is concerned seemed assured Saturday when the water level in Willow creek had sunk to 18 inches abovs the dam Tha water level has been receding steadily since Friday noon dus chiefly to cooler weather Flood areas were gradually return ing to normalcy and unless heavy rains should come within the next few days the danger period Is past ac cording to City Manager P F Hop kins who together with City Engi neer C U Stevens and Engineer Carl Patchen of the city street de jmrtm has been in charge of the keeping the Willow creek channel open Some families who moved out of their homes In the flood districts ot the city are moving back the water having receded sufficiently to permit sewer outlets and clear basements Back to Routine Having broken up the ice jams at tho throe railroad bridges in the north west part of the city the city street department now Is returning to Its roulne work of cleaning the streets Altho they have successfully battled flooJ condition here street de will encounter an TlsfTah of recent high wateir as on r Using hundreds of ottcks of dyna mite and spendingseveral days at almost continual hazardous work with but tew hours for sleep and little time to eat City Engineer Stev ens and his crew ot 12 workmen have opened the Willow creek channel Blasting of Ice jams a difficult ant dangerous task because of the high water and swift current wns com pleted Friday afternoon and Willow creek has a free flow thru the city 1 Subway Now Onon At tlio Monroe avenue bridge where water bad been racing over the streets and flooding basements over a wide area the water now has receded to within tho confines of the channel and similar conditions of re lief aro genera over tlio flooded areas of tho city While the water has gone down in he streets in practically every instance several basements arc yet flooded and probably will not bo cleared tor several days I In the Wlldwood district sewer plugs were being pulled out Saturday morn Ing and the drains were taking care of the water in good shape The First street southwest subway which was inundated to a depth of four feet when the water was at Its height Is now open to traffic and is entirely drained All other streets in the eoiitMvest part of the city Impassable for several days duo to flood condi tions also ara opennow If Mr Hoover succeeds in winning nationwide respect for prohibition either thru a program of education or Intimidation his greatness will echo down thru the Ga zette IOWA FORECAST Fair Saturday night and proh Sunday warmer in extreme east portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures tor 24 hour period endlns at S oclock a m Saturday Hishest Friday 40 Above Lowest in Night 38 Above At 8 A M Saturday 30 Above Altho tho mercury ascended to 10 degrees lower than the pre vious wna not a bright sun and melting was not nearly as marked As a matter of fact in most places thero Isnt a great deal to melt Saturday dawned clear with wind out the north Tatriclt J Hurley of Tulsa Ohio who saw service in the World wnr Iwcomes assistant sec retnry of war succeeding Col C B Robliins of Cedar Kapiils who himself succeeded another lowan UnnforU aincNidcr at Mason City TUSH CONVICTED OF ELECTION FRAUD Two Given Sentences o Year Others Must Pay Fines pHICAGO March is sup porters of Homer 1C Galpin for mer chairman of tlie Cook county re publlcau central committee and leader of the Mayor Thompson factio of the party wereconvicted early to of vote frauds in tho niaglo bar rel case Punishment fixed by the Jury ranged from fines to a yen in jail and fine The men republicans and demo crats were convicted of using a barre to cast 401 fraudulent ballots in til eleventh precinct of the twenlysev enth wars In tlie April 132S prlmarj election It was charged that the fraudulent ballots wero concealed In the barrel which was produced late election day and that the legitimate ballots that had been cast were lumped into the barrel with the fraud ulent ones Those convicted were Adolph Abernathy 70 years old election judge Barney Solomon 24 lelection judge Franlc llarhelsrotl t3 election judge William McLaren 38 clerk ot elections Bernard P Cooney 40 clerk Frank Whittlch 62 precinct captain Llnder Wilkinson 50 pve cinct captain Frank Smith 56 former municipal court bailiff James Dorsey 39 political worker John Huntzingcr oa janitor of tho building in which voting took place Maximum sentences of one years Imprisonment and a 31000 fine were given Whlttich and WDWnson The first five named were fined S500 each with no jail sentence Smith Dorsoy Huntzinger wero given six month sentences and fined each Governor Attacked by Lewis in Address CEDAR nAPIDSr March 16 Governor JTammlll was attacked In a speech here by John C Lewis presi dent ot tho state federation of labcr who spoko on the governors alleged change of attitude on tho prison labor contract system Editor at Grinnell Heads Iowa Press DES AIOJiVEa March IS G Kay of tho Grlnneli Herald today was elected president ot the Iowa Press association for 132930 Other officers chosen were J G Lucas Madrid RegisterNews vice president O E Halt Leon Reporter secretary and E E Taylor Tracr StarClipper treasurer Vornon M Vferth of tho Simmer Gazette and Vic Lovejoy of the ef forson Bee wero elected directors The convention closed at noon OFFICIALS ARE UNDECIDED OVER SIAMESE LIQUOR Legation Has Booze bui Drivers of Truck Are in Jail WASHINGTON March 16 Siameselegation today is in tul and legal possession of its annual sup ply of 60 cases of choice liquor and wines Prohibition authorities are in possession of a fiveton Baltimore truck which brot it to Washington and spent the night stuck in the molat sol of the legations back yard District of Columbia law enforce ment authorities are in possession tha bonds of the truck driver and his assistant who are charged with 11 legal transportation ot the legally im ported liquor But they have none of tho liquor No Plans Announced Just what Is to be done remains to be worked out Whatever tho outcome may be i expected to clarify understanding the police departments interpreta tion of tha Jones law as it affects the transportation ot diplomatic liquor supplies which are immune to search and seizure Strivingto comply with tha wishes I the district authorities diplomats the practice or having Staffs drive or atIeaJstrtde In the trucks hired to transport their liquor The Siamese shipment was halted near the legation yesterday howev er and ordered to the nearest police station where tho drivers were con fined Unloaded Truck Themselves JiccofiTilzJnsthat the liquor be longed to tho legation Prohibition Agent Quinn and a policeman drove tha truck to the door of its wine cel ar The truck crew was In Jail so 3ulnn and the policeman unloaded he truck themselves Then came the problem ot getting tjie truck out ot tha legations yard Quinn decided to turn It nrounl with the Idea of heading it out He almost got It around But he didnt get it out McGurn Scalisi Will Be Arraigned Soon on Massacre Charge CHICAGO March 15 Me urn and John Scalisi the only two persons indicted so far in connection vlth tho Valentines day gang massa cre wero to appear before Municipal ludgo Peter Schwaba today for pre Iminary hearing Both are charged with being mem bers of the execution souad that shot killed seven gangsters n a gar more than a month ago A lot of money is spent on a pro incnt gangsters funeral but after all its money well spent since it puts Im definitely out of the VowsUcpubllcnn Wron Is ExpectedTKurR When Mason City Took to Boats Three Armies BI KIRK STUDIOj or b ederals Nearing City 30000 Men Will Be Thrown Against Town Held by Gen Escobar This picture was not taken in Venice Its a looking east on Fourth street south ot n 4iJ known as the Clear Lake road The man in the boat is Frank Chesler fourth street southwest and the man astride the horse is Tom McManus Jr of Dough in tne deepest parts the water covered the street to a depth of about three feet i when ice ams restricted the flow in the main channel of Willow creek Study Hammill Road Plan FOGH WEAKER DOCTORS SAY rrench Marshals Long Ill ness Is Telling on War riors Strength PARIS March 1C who iave attended Marshal Foch in his ill ess met for consultation at Ills bed ido this morning and said at the onclualon oC their conference that ho he was in no immediate peril he vas gradually weakening His last two months illness has lowly sappedhis strength they said One of them said that he had un ergono neither great setback nor hown any permanent improvement uring tho last three weeks Ilia eart it was said however was not o strong as it was The doctors Issued the following ulletln as to tho marshals condition W0 are unanimously agreed that the revious treatment is to be Us heart la weak They found his temperature to be 90 and bis pulse 92 The patient hnd very restful night but nevertheless extremely tired this morning He ailed to take any interest In things bout him Olvany Tammany Hall Leader Resigns Job 4 BANDITS LOOT MAIL TRUCK Driver Forced to Lie Down in Auto While Transfer Is Made CHICAGO March 16 audits who captured a United States nail truck at the Auburn postoffico ist night escaped with five pouches f mail one ot which contained regls erert matter and 12 bags of parcel ost The registered mall pouch was un erstood to have contained valuable ecurltles mailed to bank customers In he vicinity of the Auburn office The robbers armed with pistols and sawcdoff shotgun ordered Iggott tho driver to Ho The uck was then driven several blocks nd the mall transferred to an auto oblla Plggott was released when the ansfer wns completed Three pouches ot parcel mail era recovered a short dlstsinco away Y Democratic Chief Says III Health Forces Him to Quit NEW YORK March 15 W Olvany leader of Tammany ball since the death of Charles F Murphy five years ago hoa resigned While III health was given as tho rea son there was much speculation to day about tho matter Tho resignation was submitted yes terday by letter at a meeting of tho executive committee of tho New York county democratic committee or Tam many hall as nioro generally known A member of tho committee la desig nated leader of Tammany halt Xclth er tho letter nor any direct explana tion by Olvany was given out niamcs It on II Health The Times said Die letter read sub stantially as follows Pccause ot 111 health and on ths advice of my phy sicians I resign as lender ot Tam many hnllTho committee deferred action on the resignation until next Frldny Olvany was at tho meeting He urged increased membership In a speech before liia letter wns read New York newsimpers had various TUKN TO PAGE 13 COLUMN 8 Will Rogers NEW YORK March is Income tax paying day There is going to be no attempt at humor for it would bo mighty forced ISTO two can agree on what Is de ductible W h e n made out Its you dont know 1C you aro crook or a martyr Ita made more liars out of the Amer ican people than golf and this Is a good time to bring up again the sales tax Why dont wo WILL ROGERS have It Then when a thing is bought and paid for you know tho government got their tax for It States have a gasoline tax and they collect It without any trouble and we dont notice It By tho way did you charge off money given to the democratic campaign You could its 11 legiti mate charity not organized but a charity nevertheless Youra WILL Copyright 1020 WASHOUTS MAKE TRAFFIC DELAYS Trains Stopped Completely on ElkaderMarquette Branch MARQUETTB March uts are delaying traffic on the Mil waukee railroad lines west north and ast of this division point No trains lave run on the ElkaderMarquctto Branch for two days because the Jrldge over Turkey river is out drains from hero to Increscent illnn only go us far ns Brownsville uo to n washout on the Root river ho QuazefcaLarnrfre Wfs branch Is under water The Mississippi river has risen eight inches hero In tho last 12 hours WEATHER NEXT WEEK For tho upper Mississippi valleys Occasional periods of precipitation In southern portions but mostly fnh northern portions varlabio tempora turo but mostly near seasonal normal COMMITTEES GET PROPOSAL Fletchers Primary Bill Passed by House May Be Reconsidered Ky JACK GKEfG Associated Press Staff MOINES March 1C than theusual perfunctory Sat urday business occupied the Iowa leg islature today with tho house continu ing Us prolonged discussion of second ary road legislation Tho senate slung by an early finish bco started ear lier than usual In a calendar clean Ing drive While the house resumed its scswion as a committee of tho wholo to straighten Itself out on proposals to substitute tho BersmnnilolllH sec ondary rond act to attach a itasoljnu taxIncrease vfder to any secondary bill or to amend tho Bergman meas ure highways commlttery of both houses received for consideration Gov ernor Hiimmills proposal to reinstate tho bonding plan for primary road ex tension Bergman Hill SNL In the tlilrdday ot its consideration of secondary rond matters the house still had the liergmrin countyunit bill before it But tliero wns iinuiing a motion to reconsider a previous re fusal and vote to subsume for it the Hubbardlohnson bill Also pending and in L position to le attached to ahy secondary road bill accepted was tho Mellrath proposal U add one cent to the j cent misolire tax to aid in county nnd townwhip rond programs Tills rider was re vived yesterday by a veto to recon sider after a tie voto previously defeated it Whether tho house could wind up sectlonbyscctlon consideration of I ho TURN TO PAOU 17 COIfMN 7 Ry THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IIS long impending battle of Tor 1 reon grew closer today as strong federal armies crept In steadily upon the rebels in an over tightening circle Strong federal columns were report ed within 30 miles of the Insurgent stronghold this morning while Gen al Calles himself was reported In the city of Durango having taken it at ter a bloodless entry The rebels who bad held Duiango wero reported as fleeing northward along a spur line leading to Tepehu anes This would leavo them facing u long overland trek on foot and horseback to reach the next railroad point 3000fl Men in 3 Annies The three federal armies closing In on Torreon were estimated as high as 30000 while General Escobar the rebel chieftain Is stated to have only 5000 men Tho only lino ot retreat apparently left him Is northward to Chihuahua While rebel quarters state definite ly that Escobar will hold Torreon am even haa been advancing to meet the federals General Calles informed the government that air acouts had noted apparent preparations for a retreat The Insurgents claimed that the railroad Junction oC CanltaB vwaa aecu pled by revolutionists yesterday An Associated Press staff correspondent with tho federal army filed a dispatch from that place giving no indication that the rebels were anywhere near It llepnrtg front tho west coast con flict sharply The Insurgents reported that Mazatlun was virtually surround ed Retreat Further North The government on tha other hand stated that the rebels have retreated us far north as San Bias a railroad Junction in northern Slnnlnn Culla can occupied by the rebels for almost a week was again claimed in tho fed eral ranks A train bombing took place at Hie small town of Ohregon In Cuaiiajuato but no damage wns caused Among those on the train was Arthur Schoen fod former counselor of tho Ameri can embassy In Mexico City who Is pnrouto to Bulgaria to become Ameri can minister there LIQUOR FOUND IN EXCLUSIVE CLUB City and State Officers In cluded in Membership of Springfield Group Easter Sunday March 31 12 shopping days left III March 15 P Tho exclusive and influential mer entile club whose membership in clude city county state and fiulcral ifficiats was rnicitHl yesterday by gov Jrnment prohibition agents Twenty ive gallons of Unuoi in pint and quart bottles were confiscated Tho liquor was taken from lockers ents said as well as from tho kitch en and tables Tho Ilstilct attorney innounced that all violators of the Ian no matter wliat their station would be prosecuted Among those who arc understood lo be members aro Mayor J Smith Circuit fudges Chnrlos O Hi Kle States Attorney If K Kullen vllcr and State Representative T J Sullivan The raid was orginlzeil after a pro hibition agent told his chlcrJio could detect a strong alcoholic odor while standing in tho doorway On the state ment of the clubs steward thai the had no search warrants U S District Attorney Walter M Irovlne summoned tho raiders but withheld comment after a conference John Tirnncb the steward was ar rested and released under bond He was to be arraigned today WORKERS STILL TRYING TO SAVE ROOF DWELLERS Known Deaths Put at 12 Conditions at Elba Improved MONTGOMERY Ala March 16 Alabamas rivers contlrt ued to wreak havoc today under clear Ins skies and disease dread after math of floods bad broken out In a refugee camp on Big Creek In southeastern corner ot state Rampaging Pea river which had covered Elba with Ha murky overflow today bore down on Geneva on AlabamaFlorida state line which Al ready was flooded to some extent by tho Clioctawhatchee river Heports reaching Dothan sold water was 20 feet in the business district of Geneva and that the ona story postof flco was completely sunmerged A radiogram from a national guard plane to the JIaxwell field base said boatmen were paddltns frantU cally in tho torrents and that tho sit uation was very bad Many Had Loft Homes Many of tho Geneva residents evacuated yesterday toward a prev iously established rescue camp in neighborhood ot Enterprise tut many of tha 3500 population remained be hind So far as confirmed reports Indi cated the death list from the floods ot the last three days today stood at 12 but it was believed many othera were dwoned In communities haye not yet taenrTMtorexlito gimu taunldatibn Gbv Bibb Graves this mdmiiiy an nounced that national guard had taken oft for tho Geneva flood area with food and serum for the refugees The planes were expected to reach the Florida line by midafter noon report of disease outbreak came from tho national guard refugee camp on DigCreek north of Elba Measles lrolo out among refugee children and serum was given Will Transfer Cnniii Steps wero tnlcen immediately lo transfer tho camp to Troy Meanwhile 3 H C MeKlnnon of Troy returned to the guard base on Mig Creole with reports that only four wero Icunwn dead at Elba The stall hlKhwny department to day was repairing tho road between Flba and Big Creole camp 13 fast receding water permitted Montgomery bogan to copo with her own flood problem nnn to rush aid to south Alabama Iour outlying sections ot the city wero sulirneigod by the mounting Alabama river lant night and today Unit Poimlation Taken Oul Half tho population of Elba Jad been hiot out this morning while those remaining aro not considered In Immediate danger but In noed ot food and supplies National guardsmen at a rescue IKIHO south of Troy nald at JJIbii wori recedingrapidly ind that they honed li reach there bjr noon with trucks Ooneva today was ilie focal point of intercut It hns been cut off from communication since yesterday A report said water was 1 feet deep in tho Main street of tho town ot Geneva had nmplo warning ana many hail evacuated Thursday Br R A Smith mayor of Brewton over long distance telephonethat Uurlor and Burnt creeks would bo within their banks by noon today Itrcwtons hiisinotss district was un ler ten feet of water at the crest Dr TO PACK 1 7 Man Who Stole Car Belonging to Son of Curtis Sentenced CHICAGO March Hi Rogers has boon sentenced to one to 21 yearn Imprisonment following his conviction for thn theft of automobile belonging lo Harry K CnrtU Chlcli a attorney ami son of Vico President rihnrlo Curtis The attorney testified at Rogers trial yesterday AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen None of my folks ever was real atheists but Ive heart Cousin Henry say he wouldnt believe a preacher no quicker n he would any body else   

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