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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 8, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                T o f i o A MOIHES I North Iowas DAILY PAPIER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVI PTVE CENTS PER COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SUitWIUE NO 261 Air Current Responsible Weather Man Gives Reason for Big Drought By CHARLES P STEWART ASH1NGTON Aug 8 CPA While disputing that there can he anything real ly accidental in natures activi ties Professor William J Hum phreys chief me teorological phy sicist of t h weather bureau does recogniz the influence of the laws o t chance in com bining just the right conditions for so prolonged and pronounced a period of heat and drought as this seasons Dating from last March and in some sections from as long ago as last December says the professor moisture has been deficient in tho air over most of the United States east of the Rockies except Florida find also over much of central west ern and southern Europe especially Italy Trie suns rays being freed in Una area from their task of holding vast quantities of water in suspension have had to exhaust their energy otherwise and therefore have ex pended it in the form of heat which accounts for the summers high temperatures everywhere that the drought has prevailed one wonders why i there has been less than tun normal amount of moisture in tho air over these particular regions The explanation undoubtedly is that the customary atmospheric currents Turn to 1ace 5 Column B More Rain Is Predicted in Southeast and Extreme South DES MOINES Aug 8 showers fell in Iqwa last night the heaviest being 28 inch at Iowa City reported 15 inch Davenport 14 Atlantic 11 Cedar Rapids 07 and Des Moines 03 Thundershowers were predicted for this afternoon and Saturday in the southeast and extreme south portions where moisture is badly needed Cooler weather Saturday is the forecast for the north and north west sections Charles D Reea federal meteor ologist says the only portion of the state which is likely to receive a normal or better corn crop is the territory between Waterloo and Hampton embracing about four counties That section received a normal rainfall during July and th crop consequently has withstood the heat in fine shape the 100 de gree temperature being an aid rather than a detriment as was the case vHh tilt rest of the state Corn is still king in Cerro Gordo county This was the verdict of M E Olson county agent for Cerro Gordo county Friday The only damage in this county to the corn so fnr in this vicinity has been to real late corn and corn on sandy soil Mr Olson said Comparatively speaking Cerro Gordo is right on top he continued I expect this j years crop to rank well with last years Our yield probably will he much higher than that of most counties in the state The old saying that absence makes the heart grow fonder ap plies especially to Press Member of Farm Boarc Would Give More Credit WASHINGTON Aug 8 pile a less pessimistic view o the extent of drought damage t Washington by Secretary Hyde of ficial observations on the protracte dry wave continued gloomy toda as the govern ment forge ahead with it relief plans J B Kinder chief of the div sion of agricu tural meteorolo gy said not onl the end of 11 drought was not in sight but it was most unlike ly it would be broken simul taneously in many places Billing this a ca tastrophe but I dont like to think what may happen if the drought isnt broken within the next two he said Outlines Relief Policy The official weather bureau re port of conditions added There i no indication at the present time of a break in the warm weather While the general relief plans nf the administration awaited returns from the nation countybycounty survey of the agriculture depart for CONDITIONS SERIOUS ALONG MISSISSIPPI Search for Zuta s Slayer Is Patchwork of Newberry Identified as One of Men Who Did Shooting Carl Williams I dont like calling this citys water supply The mud flats extend almost to tho intake tew or Turn n Vnsn 2 Oiltimn AUNT HET By Kobert klngi I aint hari no serious af fliction the last ten years except once 1 had lumbago an one winter I had a fe male boarder Information Obtained Leads to Minnesota Liquor Seizure Information concerning opera tions of bootleggers in Minnesota obtained from various sources in the vicinity of Mason City and Fort Dodge resulted in the seizing of one of the largest moonshine distilling plants ever found by federal authc ities The seizure was made Thurs day on a farm north of Robbinsdale Minn A 200 gallon still a 300 gallon still a 750 gallon still 3250 gallons iof mash 15 gallon jugs filled with moonshine and a quantity of other supplies were seized by officers The raid was made by George C Par sons deputy prohibition adminis trator for the northern district of Iowa accompanied by two of his federal agents together with Mor ris Silverman deputy prohibition administrator at St Paul Jumps on Auto While the raid was being made a Ford coupe kept patrolling the high way past the farm The two prohi bition administrators who were un armed overhauled the machine af ter a brief chase and Deputy Silver man jumped io the running board of the other machine As he attempted to grasp the steering wheel one of the two men in the car drew a revolver and fired wice One of the shots barely miss d Deputy Silverman and he was lightly cut when a bullet shattered a glass in his own can He also was bruised when he lost his hold and fell to the road while the two men n the car fljil Occupants Are Known Since the deputy administrators were unarmed they were unable to halt the occupants of the car The two men arc known to prohibition authorities however who expect to arrest them later Edward Corbet was arrested in the raid and is being held Other ar rests are exported to follow Women Among Who Break Steel Doors MARION Infl Aug 8 frenzied mob of 1000 persons Prices Drop Wheat Sags Wheat Exhibits More Resistance to Low Market Searches Ruins groes from their cells and Imngeo them on the courthouse square The victims of the mobs fury were Thomas Shipp IS accused of fatally shooting Claude Deeter 23 of Fairmount Ind and Abe Smith 10 who police said admitted at tacking Deetcrs girl companion after the shooting on a lonely coun try road east of here Hanged to Tree Using sledge hammers after they were driven off once by use of tear gas bombs members of the mob smashed a hole beside the jail door vnd broke their way thru two steel loots to reach the cells Shipps clothing was torn from his body by the maddened men and he was borne in a blanket to the courthouse yard and hanged from the bars of a window in the build ing Smith borne from the jail by a group of men after they had Turn o Isicc 2 Cntimin CHICAGO Aug 8 prices took a noonday plunge today breaking as much as 7 cents a bushel on receipt of a long range weather forecast from Washington seeing a possible break in the drought by the middle of next week Wheat sagged too but exhibited more stubborn resistance and fin ished irregularly from lower to ii cent higher than yesterday Corn lost from lii to 2 cents a bushel for the day Todays news from the dry corn belt was not encouraging the show ers thus far having proved inade quate Corn and wheat both took up upward slant early in the day gain ing from 21 to 3 cents a bushel The prophecy of possible ram at midwetk based on conditions pre valent in the far northwest of the corrtTnent which usually are followed by rain in this country brot about the sudden nreak December corn Cell the maximum of 7 cents to 91 cents a bushol hut rallied to close at 91 to 9lU cents while September finished at 97V2 to ft a cent above September wheat which closed at 96 U to for More Victims of Flood XJOGALES Ariz Aug Wets AreChallenged to Produce Any Bette To Vnln on lionds ROCK RAPIDS Aug 8 tVJLy on county voters will decide on proposed 51100000 road bond issue at a special election Aug 20 LITTLE POINT SABLK Mich Au 8 executive board of league of America has challenged opponents of prohi bition to offer a better plan tj brin temperance and sobriety to the nation The challenge was in cluded in the declaration of policy and program of action adopted by the board in the last session of its two day biennial conference yester day Assails Dailies In view of the loose talk by the wets about repeal or modification ol the prohibition law the time haa come for a showdown said th challenge made public by Dr V Scott McBridc national superintend ent of the league We must insis upon specific statements and en lighten the voters as to merits and demerits of any proposed plan Th public has a right to know exact what is proposed In a preamble to the declanttio of nolicy the bonrd placed blam for much of the antiprohibition ag 8 Soldiers citizens and police searched the ruined sections of No gales Sonora today for victims of the flood which swept thru these border cities leaving four known dead 13 missing and rOO homeless As the skies cleared the fright ened populace driven from homes by the flood and then terrified Ivj a downpour which for time threat cncil a recurrence ot the deluge ventured back to the houses re remaining undamaged The storm cycle which began early yesterday with the flooding o the border cities moved on las drenching Arizona points a far north as Winslnw maroomn automobiles causing one trai wreck and then jumping into th Imperial Valley of California to en a long dry spell Searching of the Nogales ruin for the 13 missing all of whom wei believed dead ivus slopped enure for a while yesterday when the sc irad rainstorm struck the city an the populace fled to high ground orcliminary survey by Mayor V iascnor of the Mexican city cated a property loss uf the damage on the American si was estimated at 2r000 A Santa FC train went thru washed out bridge near Winslo nnd piled up two baggage cars at the engine The engineer and n man were reported killed CHICAGO Aug S search for the slayers of Jack Zuta north side vice chieftain was a patch work of theories today Ted Newberry erstwhile whisky dealer for the MoranAielloZuta triumvirate was identified by wit nesses as one of the men who shot down Zuta last Friday night in a lake resort dance hall near Dela field Wis Newberry police said left the northside mob several months ago after an attempt was made to as sassinate him and deserted to the banner of Scarface Al Capone If Newberry was one of the slayers the police believed the Zuta affair was a gangland reprisal finite I stein Outside Another theory had to do with IIenry Finkelstein tentatively iden tified as one of several who stood outside the hotel dance hall while five others entered and killed Zuta Finkelstein one time manager o the old fish fans club had long bee associated with Zuta in the opera tion of night clubs Finkelstein was introduced inl the investigation at about the sam hour District Attorney Herma Salen of Waukesha county Wis di closed that George Bugs Mora head of the northside gang had o cupied a resort cottage near Del field for two weeks in July Was Bruins These items were affixed by tl investigators to the slaying of Alrc Jake Lingle Tribune reporter Zuta the police have maintained was the brains of the reporters assination and since the outset the Zuta slaying investigation c police have believed the vice erlord was put out of the way to al his lips Another body of a man was taken m the sanitary district canal near cero last night The man whose atures resembled those of a hi se had been slashed and beaten t not shot the police said Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Gal Au like old times to have Ir Hoover taking personal targe of our cat arid rought calam y He made a ood start by jetting rid of he republican national chair nan Now if hi vill do vith the whole w nganization I bet it would start n raining and maybe get a good snow Wheat has gone up so that farm board had Home inside weather reports when thej bought all that And speaking of weather re portH people now actually thinl Coolidge saw this drought com ing And decided to watch it Crem a distance Yours WILL ROGERS ation upon metropolitan newspa ers We are gratified over victories f the past it said and the fact Will hat we have held our line althf 1 onfronted with an extraordinary ituation in that we now face a high y financed and well organized wet movement creating an erroneous im pression chiefly thru access to the netropolitan dailies Outlines Program The league inserted in Us dcclar ition of policy a threat of opposi tion for wet candidates and a prom EC of support for drys rcgurdles of party in forthcoming elections A fiveyear educational campaign to lay responsibility for success ol prohibition before the voters and in struct the younger generation in the effects of alcohol in I he humni system was outlined to he in chargr of Dr Ernest H Cherringum of Westerville Ohio A half million dol lars is to be spent and use is to hi made of motion pictures radio the prcsF debates and oratorical con tests Game of Double Bill With White Sox 5 to 1 PHILADELPHIA Aug 8 Thc Athletics hold Chicago to one In the first inning and took tho victory five to one in the first gamr of todays doublcheader Dykes ami Simmons bit homers for thn As Chicago 100 000 8 2 Philadelphia 101 003 0 0 Braxton and Berg Grove and Cochrinc Railly Injured in AltaiIt siouxCITY Aug s ivcnu ral injuries received by Wallace Query 2 in a si reel brawl hrol I he irrcst of Henry Kriel 20 Pnel who is accused of the attack ls being held pending the outcome ol the injiiries 00 Expected to Attend Gathering at Hotel Hanford at 7 Arrivals for the testimonial din er and reception for Col Hanford TacNider Thursday evening begai Thursday The first to pu n his pppearance among the oulof own notables expected for the or asion was Senator Dan Steck Ot umwa The dinner was scheduled to start it 7 oclock with 200 Legionnaires and Mason City businessmen ex attend according to reservations made with L L Ray mond finance officer of Clauscn Worden post The list of distinguished guests will include tne present and former commanders of the Iowa department of the Legion and other noted per sons including Congressman Royal Johnson of South Dakota Markets at a Glance Aug 8 NEW YOKK Stocks weak many shares topple 5 to points Bonds firm Warner Bros Pu tnrcs at new low Curb weak leaders break 2 to points Foreign exchanges Fasy Sterl ing lu steady Sugar steady Cuban support Cnlfee higher steady Cables CHICAGO Whert easy disappointing week ly reports and unsettled cnli mar kets Corn easy forecast rain and gen eral Cattle irregular Hogs higher Fess and Lucas to Lead Hoover Nomination Predicted WASHINGTON Aug 8 der wo new ess of Ohio and Robert H Lucas f ofthe rc ublican national campaign organi ation were speeding homeward tu ay with plans for an immediate rive to retain control of congress n the November elections Assured that enough money was on hand to conduct the spirited con test for scats in the senate ant louse the republican managers also found solace in the ending of the over Claudius H Hu ston of Tennessee former nationa chairman with as little hard feel ing possible Lucas Kcntty to UorU Huston who resigned at yeslcr days meeting of the executiv committee to make way for Fcss lilannoil to carry on his investmcn business The new chairman a strong ai ministration supporter was arrang ing to leave next week for a week rest on he Great Lakes before be ginning the arduous task of plan nig for the campaign ahead Lucas named dirccto is understood to be ready to rcsif Ibis post as commissioner of intern revenue some time next week aft which he will take charge of n ional headquarters here and g organization work under wav Hoover Victory Assured Estimates of the cost of the con ing campaign to the republicans ran as liicli as SMOOOO The nartv executives wore rejoic ing today in the belief their inter nartv troubles were over One high official of the national nmniltto lookin forward to 1KI2 ircdirtcd lorlnv Mr Hoover would he renoininaltvl oisilv Cnmmrjntiiv nn tnt Ambassador Mor row would not be a rnmlidate he in id if Mr Toovir would not bo rc il two vpirs hrncp th on wvlrl not worth n pn nor Three Robbers of Store in Davenport Make Escape BULLETIN DES MOINES AM ST 8 Tho state of lown thru Gov Iohn Ilummlll today offered a S500 nwiiril for tlie capture and conviction of tho three bandits who killed It G Sproat Cedar county vigilante flPTON Aug 8 G Sprout 1 prominent businessman and Cedar county vigilante was shot and killed by three bandits at 0 oclock a m today Sproat was in ambush with Sher iff C H EKvood and John Carey on primary road Nn 73 three miles cast of here awaiting the men who had held up the Lage drug store a Davenport an hour and a hall ear lier Attempt to Stop Car The vigilantes attempted to stop the bandit car but Hs occu pants began firing Sproat who was standing at the side of the road was hit three times in the back and fell into a ditch Carey said one of tho bandits pointedhis gun at him and pulled the trigger but it was apparently empty The bandits then drove 4 miles north of Tipton to the farm of Rol ert Moore They abandoned their auto there and asked Moore to drive them to a hospital in his car n Marquolte sedan blue black with i yellow stripe and wooden wheels The car was last seen on primary road No 3S Use Kuso to Get Car The men told Moore that one of them was wounded but this was be lieved to be a ruse to get him to drive them The car they abandoned had been turned around and headed toward Tipton indicating that tho slayers were attempting to reach Davenport or some river city High iy 3S which joins the Lincoln hway at Clarence was under aid Davenport police had telephoned crift Klwood that the bandits ob ained from the Lage store and ere headed west on road No 71 wood asked Carey and Sproat to company him to lie in wait for cm One of the men was described as cing tall and a second short and itA description of the third was ot obtained Sproat a SpanishAmerican war etcran was 01 years old and un larricd Farmer three miles east of Wall aid they saw Moore in the back cat of the car with one of the ban liti driving Pursuing Bandits Sheriff Klwood who in pursuing he bindits reported at noon that he jelieves he wounded one of them e fired on their car after Sproal was shot shattering the rear glass He believes the bullet struck one of tho bandits For that reason he believes they hailed Moore at Wald and asked Turn U Vm r Count Officer eR Liquor Runne VVVKRTY S0 S Hn rjmturfd in n rnr with 110 ellon oins of nlcvihnl at rvnvnr nonr hern is now serving throf inil ontnnrn H Im rhnri if lrinsnnrlinir linttnr nn Mm rirmvn n fine SfinO If tv fine is unnaid h smvfis nn nddi linnil six Ho was raptured hv Motorcycle Officer II A Snod IOWA WEATHER Tartly cloudy somfwliat threatening Kriclsiy night Iossl lily thunderstorms in south ami southeast portions Friday night ISnt quite so warm in mirlli iiml mirfhrasl portions Friday night anil in portions Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures Cor 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock lriilay morning Maximum Tlinrsiliiy Minimum in Night At H A M Friday 80 The upward swing of the mercury extended ovThursday atul wis icsiimed Friday At S oclock in the nimning the temperature wus 4 de grees higher than at that hour the r evuius day Thursdays maximum nUlii was 8 degrees above that of Wed nesday At 1 oclock Friday afternoon the temperature had reached 8t de grees but clouds were trying to ob scure the sun   

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