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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 13, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                Edited for the Honi FIVE CENTS PER MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 13 1929 HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE BORAH WRONG Solon Mistaken A bout Liquor Source Doran W CHARLES ASHINGTON STEWART one side of to see that U is easy TVIII w y ancr how Senator William E Borah errs in his nosis of the en i forcemeat situa tion The senator be lieves he has dis covered the main 1 source of the countrys liquor and wants it plugged up This would be all right if the Idaho statesman 37AI DOBAN were correct as to the nations i principal bootleg source but Dry Commissioner James M Doran says ho is the source the senator mentions for merly was the main one but is not now back into prohibition history we find that bootleg gers were very dependent ou smuggled goods to begin with was easier then With improvements in their facil ities for fighting the smugglers treasury officials claim to have crip pled them materially Indications that they really have Even places like Buffalo and Detroit rely today largely on domestic stuff FjOMESTIC stuff originally either was preprohibition whisky left over in Uncle Sams possession or industrial alcohol doctored in vari ous ways and both grafted out of governments hands The preprohibition whisky pres gave out f Hustrial alcohol supplies hpw fver have to be replenished and al ways will be available for beverage tse so long as bootleggerdom pntinue diverting them to its purposes UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE CRIME REPORT TO CONGRESS Great Cautions French COURTS BY Smuggling started ovenW of whisky ivarehouses a as drink purveyor succeeded In establishing the neces saryrelationships with their cus todlans The flavoring of pure grain alcohol followed shortly then th of the denatured article To make good moonshiner re vquires time Nevertheless it was an industry which grew up by degrees BORAH steps into the situation a trifle behind the He fancies that the alcoholflavor ing era is still in its heyday He has Turn to Page 8 Column 4 YOUTHHELDAS NERGOS SLAYER Des Moines Boy Says He Fired Five Shots in Self Defense DES MOINES Jan 13 Horace Markham 18 attendant at Robbins Brothers circus quarters at Granger near here was held in county jail here today pending out ucome ofan inquest into the fatal F shooting Saturday night of William Negro Markham told police he shot in self defense when Wilson returned plrom a liquor camp and brandish Jng a knife stated Im going to et you The yputh ran and got his re volver and fired five said One entered Wilsons chest causing t death a short time later AUNT HETf By Eobert Quillen I reckon its all right for j Nannie to marry a man six j years youngern her Shes I easy to fool an shes got a I forgivin nature NOTE SUGGESTS NO SET STAND AT CONFERENCE London Reiterates Its Belief in Kellogg AntiWar Pact T ONDON Jan 13 note from the British government to the French published today tacitly asked that France not come to the forthcoming London naval confer ence with a preconceived stand from which it might be difficult to re cede The note reaffirmed tho British expression of faith in the Kellogg antiwar pact as a basis for pros pective naval limitationin contrast to the French view that the conven ant of the league of nations should be the basis Handle Limitations by Classes The British note expressed prefer ence for handling of limitation by classes types and categories rather than on tlM French thesis of global tonnage The British gave little en couragement to the French sugges tionof a of nonaggression and mutual security in the Mediterran ean note was the answer of itao Is government to the French of Dec 20 in which various French views with reference th were set Altfin TniufrYniif able obstacles toa aayaiagreemen in its expressions certain Washing ton circles regarded it as distinctly clouding in possibility of a five pow er agreement One point on which the French government has at other times ex pressed itself firmly that it needs submarines to protect its coastline the British note hardly mentioned But at Sheffield A V Alexander first lord of the admiralty Sunday expressed the readiness of the Brit ish government to agree to their complete abolition Would Lead to Economy The admiralty head added that if this could be achieved it would leac Turn to Pago 8 Column 4 HAMMILL CALLS STOCK MEETING Two Members of Farm Board to Be Present at Des Moines Jan 17 DES MOINES Jan 13 Sensing a need for better coopera tive livestock marketing Governor Hammill today called a conference of livestock men for Friday morn ing Jan 17 at the statehouse to discuss a definite program in coop eration with the federal farm board Two representatives of the farm board will be preent Governor Ham mill said I recently conferred with the federal farm board at Washington ind find it is very anxious to assist iie Iowa livestock raisers In the es ablishment of better marketing systems the governor wrote those nvited to the conference I also have information that the oard has just made available a fund of to further this work in the various states I am anxious that Iowa shall not neglect her opportunities Among those invited to the con erence were heads of local and state livestock cooperatives farm trganization representatives and President Raymond M Hughes of Iowa Statecollege Will Rogers S S BREMFN Jan When I was a little boy out in the old Indian territory I remem ber seeing a sheriff disarm some men one time and it always fasci nated me but 1 had never seen it since so when I got to New York last Fri day and they told me they was goingto WELL ROGERS disarm whole nations over in London next week why I just grabbed the fastest thing there It is the Bremen and nowhere I am away out in the middle of Lindberghs ocean All the hired help are on President Wilsons old commutingboat the George Washington They left in Decem ber We will pass them tonight some time I tried to get our cap tain to tow em in I am feeling fairly good now but if it gets rough you wont hear from me till I get my feet on some of the kings domain Yours WILL ROGERS Bandits Get Only 75 Cents in Two Robberies DES MOINES Jan 13 3andits who entered two gasoline illlng stations here last night got a maximum of 75 cents company of icials said At one place the safe vas unlocked and empty The per ons who carried away the other vill if they succeed in openingit je rewarded with its entire contents f 75 coppers officials said New York is conducting a ques ionnairc to find out which is the of its 26 different kinds of oisc Our vote goes to the crash n the stock Post HOOVER SCORES HIS Daily Toil Is Mixing Mud Pies Says President COLUMBUS Ohio Jan 13 Herbert Hoover finds in the pres idency an opportunity for speed ing the orderly march of a great people and in the inspiration of that moving host such compensa tion as is vouchsafed to few This was set forth by the chief executive in a letter to Dr W O Thompson president emeritus of Ohio State university in which Hoo ver toldsomething of the pleasant and unpleasant features of being president and spoke in picturesque language of those who for partisan reasons are working for his down fall Pleased by Majority Their daily toil is mixing mud pies he said of those who seek to embarrass the president by giving publication to untruths and again he referred to them as haberdash ers generously providinghim with mpntnl hnir chirlc Kenyon Moving Figure Behind Report on Crime low an Believed to Have Scored Victory for Enforcement IN LIMELIGHT hair shirts Somewhere lately said that every man has a few mental hair shirts and that presidents differ only by their larger wardrobe he wrote for certain individuals newspaper associations and institutions offi ciate as barberdashers in this re gard with a high generosity which guarantees both humility and ur banity Nevertheless the chief executive drew immense satisfaction from he termed the majority that Turn to Page 8 Column 4 Mrs McCormickin Downstate Campaign for Seat in Senate SHELBYVILLE 111 Jan 13 UP Hanna McCormick opened ler downstate campaign for the II inois republican senatorial nomina ion today and outlnled her position on what she believed to be some of the issues involved Mrs McCormick announced her opposition to Americas entry in the world court or the league of nations She championed legislation for com iletion of the Illinois waterway and announced that in the near future she would outline her views on leg slation affecting disabled soldiers abor and other groups Mrs McCormick injected farm re ief into her address with a resume of the bill passed in the last con gress and declared that as a farm er myself I realize as only one who lives on a farm can realize how im portant the prosperity of the ag ricultural industry is to the well be ing of the nation as a whole By RADFORD E MOBLEV Staff Correspondent WASHIQTON Jan 13 Once the director of the senates farni bloc Judge William S Kenyou of Iowa Is now the moving spirit be hind the current drive of left wing drys to obtain a maximum of prohibition enforcement accord ing to a number of observers here Submission of the Hoover crime commissions report to congress to day lent added point to the obser vation that Judge Kenyon an out standing member of the commis sion appears to have won a com plete victory for his demands for the most rigorous possible enforce ment Kenyon Viewpoint Dominates Intimations that the Kenyon viewpoint was the vitalizing force behind the recent prohibition vocal izations of Senators Norris Brook hart and Borah were given added point when they were commented upon in a prominent New York newspaper this week This corres pondent did not state that Judge Kenyou had directly urged any of the senators to issue their state ments but the inference was strong that Kenyons strong views are the moving force back of all of them Reports have leaked out ofthe commissions star chamber that Kenyon and George W Wioker the tte the dry laws themselves is In volved in the commissions work Both men are on the subcommit tee studying prohibition Apparently Kettyon is complete victor thus far the commissions reporf today being substantially his own opinion It has been repeatedly stated that the primary factor back of his victory was the score thrown into the administration by the Borah Norris Brookhart statements Intimate of Attackers Furthermore it is pointed out Judge Kenyon was an intimate of all of these men He was especially close to Norris and Brookhart dur ing his senate service The belief is here that the sug gestion for the sudden flood of pro hibition attacks from these cirys f Release Monday of the crime commissions report to congress brot Chairman Cieorge W Wickersham above and Judge William S Kenyon of Iowa a member of the commission prominently into the limelight Whether the Kenyon views were embodied in tho report or whether as is being reported in Washington he is the moving force behind tho BorahNorrls criticism of the administra tions prohibition enforcement program remains a matter of doubt It is known however that on a number of points he and Chairman Wickersham hold widely divergent opinions was inspired by Kenyon probably not in a direct way but in the in direct form of suggestion It is indi cated too that this is the reason for the aboutface Wickersham was forced to perform He stated when the commission was formed that it would consider the advisability of the dry lawsNow he has been forced into the opposite position FRANK HOWARD RITES ARE HELD North Iowa Editor Laid to Rest After Services at Elma ELMA Jan funeral services for Frank EHoward 54 editor of the Elma New Era who died Friday afternoon as a result of Injuries received when he was struck by a Chicago Great Western freight train here were held at the Church of the Immaculate Concep tion this morning The last rites were held at oclock with the Rev Father P E Donnelly officiating Burial was made in the Howard cemetery here Mr Howard who was prominent in North Iowa as a democratic lead er died in the local hospital a bare two hours after being hit by the train He was on his way home to lunch Friday noon from his newspaper office when he stepped out of the way of one train only to walk into the path of another He is survived by his wife three sons Rowley a student at the university of Minnesota A C of Mason City Wesley who is em ployed at Sparta Wis and a daughter MilHcent who resides at St Paul Transmission Lines Started DES MOINES Jan 13 Eleven applications for permission to operate transmission lines in Iowa will be heard by the state rail road commission Feb 4 the com mision announced today The lines if all applications are approved will be established in Black Hawk Floyd Pottawattamie Carroll Woodbury Cherokee Pngc and Harrison counties FLYERSFORCED DOWN ARE SAFE Eielson Searchers Reach Goal After Being Lost v a Week FAIRBANKS Alaska Jan 13 A airmen who were forced down while flyingfrom Fairbanks to Nome to participate in the hunt for Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Bor land were safe at Unalakleet today after having been lost to the world for a week The flyers Pilot Pat Reid Wil liam Hughes and Jim Hutchinson reached Unalakleet Saturday re porting that a storm had forced them to land at the mouth of the Ungalik river Reids plane was slightly damaged and temporary repairs were made almost at once but the trio had to wait almost a week for an oppTirtua ity to take off for Uualakleet Reid and his companions had been well supplied for the emer gency and suffered no ill effects i Fire Forces 100 Hotel Patrons to IceCovered Street CHICAGO Jan 13 sweeping thru the Foswyn Arms north side residential hotel last night forced 100 patrons into ice covered streets Damage mostly by smoke and water was estimated at 335000 6 PERSONS DIE CARS MAROONED IN WEST STORM California Gets Taste of Snow Orange Groves Hit AN FRANCISCO Jau 13 1 Winter swooped down upon the far west during the weekend leav ing in its wake today six persons uead four critically hurt several missing and hundreds marooned by snow WASHINGTON Jan 13 Here are some of the pithy obser vation of the law enforcement com mission in its first preliminary re port on prohibition It is impossible wholly to set off observance of the prohibition act from the larg question of the views and habits of the American people with respect to private judgment as to statutes and regulations affecting their conduct Bitter cold accounted for three of the deaths two in Arizona and one in Washington Heavy snow fell in many places in California Fresno received its first appreciable snow in 20 years and San Franciscoits first measurable fall in 8 years The hill country of southern Cali fornia received its heaviest snow in 25 years Snow fell in the orange groves in the Oroville district 2 Frozen to Death In Arizona Timothy KirkpaUick 35 stage company manager o Jerome and David King 32 true driver were found frozen to deat three miles from their stalled auto mobile near the summit of Mingu mountain of the JeromePrescot highway Several other person were reporteci missing vcounfed two fatal milled and six companions In jured four critically in a collision between their bobsled and an auto mobile Sixteen young persons wen coastingon the sled and most of them suffered injury At Walla Walla the body of ai unidentified middle aged man pre sumably frozen to death was found in a Snake river cabin California likewise reported two fatalities Hiram Shearer 73 mar shal of Nevada City died from a fractured skull received while di recting traffic He was struck by a coasting sled Killed by Trnin In Los Angeles Morris Feldman lis vision obscured by rain drove lis automobile in front of a Pacific electric train on Foothill boulevard and was killed In the Sierra foothills 300 auto nobiies were abandoned between San Andreas and Angels camp vhile their occupants estimated to number in excess of 1300 sought refuge from the falling snow and bitter wind in farmhouses at Mur phys Vallecito Angels camp and thar communities Bright cold weather was fore cast for the Pacific coast today vith killing frosts in the Sacra nento valley of California Freezing o zero temperatures were expect ed to prevail from Canada to the Mexican border High Points in Report of Commission We must bear in mind tbe Puri tans objection to administration the whig tradition of the right ol revolution CRIME PROBERS Centralization of Author ity Is One of Sug gestions The ttxt of 1resiiieiU Hoov message mill the nbatract of the orliiio cnitimisisions report will bo found on lingo Three iliiys We must not forket the many his torical examples of large scale pub lic disregard of laws in our past The reported arrest in the last fiscal year of upwards of 80000 from every part of the continental United States indicates a stagger ing number of what might be called focal points of infection Work you dont get paid for is called exercise Yet according to that the doctor frequently gets up for exercise at 2 n State Journal THIRTY DEAD IN ENGLISH STORM Twenty of Victims Were on Board Tug Enroute to Gibralter LONDON Jan 13 persons lost their lives in a terrific storm which swept England last night 20 of the victims being mem bers of the crew of H M S tug St Genny which sank during the night 30 miles north of Ushant Light Only five men wore rescued from the 125 ton vessel which was en to Gibraltar for service with the Atlantic fleet There were at least 10 deaths on land where the wind at places reached a velocity at more than 100 riles an hour The tug belonged to a flotilla for target service attached to the Atlan tic fleet She sank in a severe gale at about p m the admiralty report said Five men a petty officer a stoker a signaller and two seamen were rescued The St Gcnny was enroute to braltnr for service with the At lantic fleet She left Portland Jan 11 and was in command of Lieut G F Paul To adjust the machinery of fed eral administration as it has grown up for other purposes to this huge problem of enforcement of prohibi tion is not easy and will require much further study on no other grounds than to give the lawa fair trial there are obvious and uncoatroverted difficul ties abundantly poinfcd out b think should be met so as to make enforcement more effective Without prejudice to any ultimate conclusions we think that in the in terest of promoting the observance of and respect for law the national prohibition actmay well be strengthened and its effectiveness increased It is an anomaly that the cases are investigated and prepared by agencies entirely disconnected with and not answerable to those which are to prosecute them The age of discretion is when you realize that people who wish to see j you arent planning to give you any j Stale Journal Thus a few simple legislative enactments in our opinion could be made greatly to strengthen enforce ment of the national prohibition law Third Death ts Blamed On Parrot Fever NEW YORK Jan 13 jacteriologists conducted final tests n their efforts to isolate the baccili f psittacosis or parrot fever a bird death and several additional ases of illness were attributed to he disease today The death of Mrs William Shields 51 of Freeport Pa was escribed as parrot fever after an autopsy She was stricken a week After receiving a parrot for a Christmas gift The bird later died tfrs Shields 14 year old daughter s seriously ill with a malady sim lar to that which caused her moth rs death Herbert C Ward bacteriologist f theMaryland department of lealth announced that he had iso ated a bacilli which he believed aused psittacosis Further tests vill be necessary he said before i omplete Identification of the germ s made Three more cases of the disease vhich physicians say is contracted nly from parrots were reported in Jaltimore Previously three cases nd been diagnosed in Annapolis as arrot fever and four others in Baltimore the latter all employes f a pet shop where parrots were ept for sale One other person in Baltimore is believed to be a vic im Another case was reported rom Cambridge Md and three rom Aberdeen Md The first cases f the disease in this country called o the attention of public health au horitles were those at Annapolis Four new cases described as sittacosis were listed with the New STork state health department over he weekend Four cases diagnosed s psittacosis were reported to hode Island health authorities forth Adams Mass had the same number Jan 13 before the tenth anniversary of prohibition Presi dent Hoover today submitted to congress an array of opinions and recommendations for strengthening enforcement which brot that ques tion into ever greater relief than any of the recent controversies that have surrounded it In the main these tions prepared by the law enforca ment commission Attorney Gen eral Mitchell and Secretary Mellon were Reorganization of the federal court structure so as to give reliej from congestion Concentration of responsibility in detection and prosecution of prohi bition violations Consolidation of the various agen cies engaged in prevention of the smuggling of liquor narcotics other merchandise and aliens over tho American frontiers Expansion of Prisons Provision of adequate court and prosecuting machinery Expansion of federal prisons and reorganization ofiparqle and otfeer practices In submitting these recommenda tions thepresident said some sections of the American peo ple may disagree upon the merits of some of the questions involved every responsible citizen supports the fun damental principle that the law of the land must be enforced After exhaustive examination of the subject the president said the commission on law observance and enforcement and the officials of the department of justice and the trea sury department unite in the conclu sion that increasing enactment of federal criminal laws over the post 20 years as to which the violation of the prohibition laws comprises rather more than onehalf of the total arrests has finally culminated in a burden upon the federal courts of a character for which they are ill designed and in many cases en tirely beyond their capacity Result Is Court Delny The result is to delay civil cases and of even more import ance the defeat of both justice and law enforcement Moreover exper ience shows division of authority responsibility and lack of funda mental organization in federal en forcement agencies and ofttimes re sults in ineffective action The law enforcement commission in this its first and preliminary re port reserved judgment as to its ultimate prohibition conclusions If no other grounds than to give the law a fair trial it said thciR arc obvious and uncontrovertcd dif Clinii In IIIRC H Column 3 Weaj Automobile production would have fallen off next year anyway A lot of grade crossinghave been elimi Times IOWA FORECAST Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday snow probable no de cided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS 0 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday J Above Minimum in Nlghf t Above At 8 A M Monday 8 Above Figures for like period ending at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 28 Above Minimum hi Night 11 Above 1reclpitatloi 28 of an Inch Snowfall 3 Inches January is trying to be itself Con sider the past three days Saturday saw a 3 inch fall of snow Sunday was clear but quite cold and Monday saw a resumption of the snow   

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