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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 25, 1929, Mason City, Iowa HOME EDITION XXXVT Five Cents Per Copy Associated Press Leased Wire Service MASON CITY TOW A V AA A v x w uLfxouix x oc 1QOQ Tr I Z5 United Press and International News Supplemental Service 66 HOOVFP OFFICES URNED Cabinet Men Are Guests of Hoovers Brookhart Supports Sen ator Harris Attack onMcCormick TX7ASHINGTON Dec 25 Three more dry members of the senate have spoken their mind concerningpresent prohibition en forcement conditions Borah of Idaho Norrls of Ne braska and Brookhart of Iowa all republicans allied with the inde pendent faction have entered the current controversy with expres sions of dissatisfaction with exist ing enforcement agencies Scorfes Enforcement Officers Borah who was President Hoov era most prominent campaigner on the JJJfphibitJon issueVassailed the ing1 the Volstead act effective and asserted that as now constituted it never enforce the law Norria who supported Governor Smith in the presidential campaign declared that efforts to suppress the alcohol traffic have never been made In good faith in numerous sec tions of the country Enforcement officers he said have many times overlooked cases of men with politi cal influence makingfortunes thru traffic in illicit liquor Brookhart Impatient Brookhart came to the support of Senator Harris of Georgia in the TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 3 T1TASHINGTON Dec 25 peace and goodwill of Christmas time had a special significance to day for the moulders of American destiny and they hailed the dawning of another Yuletide with a proud consciousness of their recent con tributions to the perpetuation of in ternational friendliness The Kellogg treaty under which the rations have renounced warfare as an instrument of policy and the recent naval discussions with Great Britain out of which has come the convocation of representatives of the great powers for the purpose of placing iron bound restrictions upon the extensiveness of their figHting craft were regarded as a very embodiment of the spirit of to days celebration HooverCelebrates With satisfaction in having had a part in bringingthese things about aid Undismayed thedisastrous fire which last night destroyed his working quarters President Hoover set about observing the holiday in the old fashioned American way with his family and a few very close friends clustered about him The family circle was not com plete however for Herbert Hoover Jr and his wife and two small chil dren were unable to come to Wash ington for the holiday and observed TURN TO PAGE It COLTJflLN I Acting Governor of Alaska Appeals to Russian Ship for Aid JUNEAU Alaska Dec 25 In accordance with a request from Secretary of the Interior Wilbur Carl Theile acting governor of Alaska in the absence of Gov George A Parks today cabled Carl Lomen at Nome to ask for aid from the Russian Icebreaker Lttke and the trading ship Stavropol in the search for Pilot Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Borland missing in Siberia since Nov 9 Lomen is In charge of rescue preparations Christmas Day Finds in Happiness Fund AUNT HET By Robert Quillenl Its been right dull this season We aint had noth in1 at all to go to except the baptizin at Cedar Grove an Cousin Egberts fu neral Previously Reported A Friend I t Mr F J Olson1 From a Friend I No Name3 Grand Total FOUR contributions received after Tuesdays GlobeGazette had gone to press brot the Christmas Cheer fund total to whirh is 53385 above the mark estab lished for it at the beginning of the solicitation Mrs T T Blaise director of the Social Welfare league and her as sistants labored Tuesday with a force of Boy Scouts in distributing tha Christmas remembrances made possible for the needy of Mason City by this GlobeGazette fund The Good Fellows of Mason City once again have done their full duty as bona fide partners of old St Nick THE MAN ABOUT TOWN More Dry Senators Score Enforcement BORAH OFFICIALS WHO DIRECT EFFORTS Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec While we are merging every thing in the world that has no relation to each other why not merge Christ mas Fourth of July ground hog day T h a nksgiving Labor Hallo w e e n New Years n d Aprils Fool nil into one glori ous day That WILL ROGERS give everybody a chance to get some work done during the year and look at the speeches sermons and turkeys it would save This has been the hottest flay we have had in Cal ifornia in years Everybody that is not at the beaches bathing is huddled under the thousands of outdoor Christmas trees to get in the shade Even the imitation snow is melting All Santa Clauses are inbathing suitsand wearing a palm leaf fan for whiskers There will he two heat prostrations to every Christmas present Yours for the merger WILL Christmas Trees Used in Decorating Armory for Trainmens Dance Decorations for the thirtyninth annual Christmas dance to be given by the local unit of the Brother hood of Railroad Trainmen at the armory Wednesday evening will in clude the Christmas trees which have heen used as a background for the presentation of carols in Cen tral park the past week The decorating of the armory has been completed and all is in readi ness for the dance music for which will be supplied by Zez Confrey and his Victor Recording orchestra of 10 pieces WOOD SCORES LOBBY EFFORTS Blames Democrats for Bring ing Hoovers Name Into Cuban Side of It WASHINGTON Dec 25 Representative Wood of Indiana chairman of the national republican congressional committee said last night in a statement that all this incessant effort of bringing Hie presidents name nto sugar lobby discussions and impugning his mo tives is a part of the work of the democratic national committees 575000 press bureau Woods statement was in reply to recent ones by Jouett Shouse chair man of the democratic national ex ecutive committee and Representa tive Garner of Texas the democrat ic leader calling upon the presi dent to explain testimony before the senate lobby committee by Edwin P Shattuck a New York attorney and H C Lakin president of the Cuba company The Indianan said thatthe demo cratic committee set up smoke screen for the democratic membera who have already announced their intention to support of the Cuban sugar lobby for the lower duties which thelobby advocates Holy Family Chorus Appears in Central Park Holiday Concert A mixed chorus of boys and girls from the Holy Family school gave a half hour program of Christmas songs during the half hour concert in Central park Tuesday night Their program closed the series of mass outdoor sings sponsored this year by the music department ol the Womans club Their program included Under the Stars O Holy Night Now Tis the Merry Christmas Night Deck the Halls Aveslex and Silver Night As has been the cus tom each night the audience Joined in singing the last carol The programs begun last Thurs day have included music by the Mason City high school chorus a chorua of men trained by Mrs M H Sims the Salvation army the Rusty Hinge quartet and the singers of Tuesday night Jumps the Gun MEMPHIS Tenn Dec 25 UP Moore arrested for vagrancy passed Capt Joe Cole in the hall Getting out Will asked Cole Yes Im getting out replied Will A few minutes later Cole was ord ered to rearrest Will who had es caped from the courtroom ISLANDERS ARE HELD BY STORM Shoppers From Lake Erie Isle Marooned on Mainland LEAMINGTON Ont Dec 25 T from returning home bya blizzard 34 residents of Pelee Is land in Lake Erie were obliged to spend Christmas here They are islanders who came lo the mainland several days ago to complete their Christmas shopping The storm and ice stopped boat ser vice before they could return The only means of reaching the island is by airplane which under terms of the contract is required to give preference to mail and food Stuffs More than a ton of mail was transported to the Island yesterday and the volume of business is so heavy that airplane officials esti mate that it will be tomorrow be fore any of the stranded islanders can be taken across Offers Embalming Course MINNEAPOLIS Dec 25 W Two terms of a coursein embalm ing will be offered the first froir Jan 6 to March 29 and the sec ond from March 31 to June 27 at the University of Minnesota SUSPECT HELD AS FRED BURKE Man Arrested at Nogales Ariz May Be Notor ious Gangster NOGALES Ariz Dec 25 inan giving the name of J G Bar ton arrested here on suspicion of rum running today is held in the Santa Cruz county jail pending word from Chicago whicli may identify him as Fred Burke notor ious gangster wanted in the Illi nois city for questioning in connec tion with the St Valentines day massacre there and other crimes thruout the middle west Barton released from jail yester day following failure to connect him with liquor activities was rear rested a few hours later by Sheriff H J Patterson after it was foiinrl that lie bore a striking resem blance lo a pho togruph of Fred Burko on a Chicago police Bulletin Barton was located In Iho hills near the Mexican border and was brot to Nogales under guard Sheriff Patterson communicated with Chicago and St Joseph Mich officials in an effort definitely to establish the identity of his prJson cr Burke is wanted in the Michigan city on suspicion of having killed a policeman The prisoner emphatically denied he is Burke LOSS CAUSED BY FIRE IN WHITE HOUSE Presidents Confidential Files Saved as Hoover Watches WASHINGTON Dec 25 Armed infantrymen today mounted guard over the charred ice covered west wing of the white house The most destructive fire to visit the executive mansion ainco the British sacked the city in the dark days of 1814 last night swept thru the sumptuous newly remodeled private offices of President Hoover and his immediate assistants It did damage that may exceed 100000 and rendered them entirely unfit for use President Not In Danger The safety of Mr Hoover and his family was not endangered The chief executive and liis son Allan were included in a Inter ested spectators while Mrs Hoover remained intie whitebouse a little more than iOO feet away All of the presidents valuable confidential files were safely moved beyond reach of the flames Today they were housed in the building usually devoted to the white house florist closely guarded by the sol diers i Temporary quarters for carrying on the necessary day to day busi ness of the white house were in stalled in the basement of the execu tive mansion proper A decision as to where the presidents office will bo while the executive wing is being restored was deferred until tomor row altho it was suggested that space might be provided in the state department building adjoining Worked Thru Night Firemen worked thruout the night to clear away debris particularly la the presidentsown office in antici pation of an early inspection from him They found it shorn of fur nishings with the exception of his spacious glass covered desk and cluttered with fallen plaster splin ters of wood and twisted sections of wire netting which were used Jn TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 2 Flay Alambeis Bound Over on Booze Charge Flay Alambeis proprietor of the Athens cafe was toound over to the federal grand jury under 300 bond by U S Commissioner Stanley L Haynes Tuesday afternoon on a charge of maintaining a liquor nuisance Two bottles of alleged spiked beer were found in the cafe during the raid and were test ed Wea IOWA FORECAST PrnlmWy fair Wednesday night mid Thursday so mo cloiidlncsB rising temperatures Wednesday nlghf ami In east nnd south portions Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS Local statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Christmas morning Warmest Tuesday 37 Coldest In Night K At 8 A M Wednesday JK Truce of Snow It would require a most ungener ous soul to criticize the weather man for the two miserable weeks of weather just past in the face of a Christmas day which at the outset at least surpassed what anybody has a right to expect at this time of the year Few are so deaf as to miss a whisper of County Herald
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