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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 8, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas Edited for the Home H4BLOM E fi li I 3 M F M 3 ART Of 1 OiVA tlOt ES I A NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NE1GHBOKS ME VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DEC 8 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 52 Publicity Is Big Issue Fight to Renew for Early Reports on Income Tax FIVE SOVIETS By CHARLES P STEWART rASHINGTON Dec S R e p r esentative Wright Patman o f Texarkana Tex will renew the figbt for in come tax pub licity early in the present session of congress Huge rebates to big taxpayers are largely re sponsible for the persistency of the effort Con gressman John N Garner democratic lead er in the house of representatives senior democratic member of the house ways and means committee which deals with revenueraising problems and a Texan like Patman asserted some time ago that Secretary Mellon during his term as treasury head had handed back three billions of money already paid by some of the countrys richest corporations into Uncle Sams strong box It is true that this statement was disputedby the treasury secretary on the ground that only a billion and a half was returned in cash the remainder having taken the form of credits on subsequent pay ments V Hoovers Relief Proposals Assailed in Senate AID TO FARMER JOBLESS CALLED DROP IN BUCKET Early Action Indicated in Both Houses of Congress VITASHINGTON Dec 8 VV ident Hoovers proposals for drought and unemployment were assailed in the senate W I HIGH seems to me however says Congress Patman to be a distinction with no essential dif ference What does it matter whether the treasury refunds three billions in I spot cash or refunds onuly part of J it in cash allows anSlher part of it in abatements on current payments ud gives credit for a third part on ymehts to fall due in future In trie long run it means three Ilions less in the governments pocket whichever way it is man id i1 amoiihiibc the refundsabate the Texas bresentativS objects as to the fashion iii which a great proportion r of them are made Appeals from treasury demands on the theory that they are exces sive he does not criticize provided they are tried in open court His complaint is of the internal revenue bureaus system of effecting secret i adjustments and carrying them out withno judicial sanction whatever The system fa legal to Turn in rnso 6 Column FIVEpSCRASH ON GARNER ROAD Mrs TBohonek and 2 From Spencer Are Injured iti Accident GARNER Dec per sons were hurt in a crash last night which involved five cars Two autos crashedheadon three miles west of here and three more cars smashed into them unable to stop on the icy roads MrsRiyBohpnek suffered an in jured knd cap and a fractured leg She was taken to a MasonCity hos pital for treatment Clarence Whit taker and Alec Larsonwho were driving from New York toSpencer are in localhotel recovering from injuries They received cuts and cruises and suffered broken ribs Cars in which Mrs Bohonek and the two Spencer youthswere riding crashed headon arid were badly damaged The other three carawere damaged some relief today while early action on them was in dicated at both ends of congress Meanwhile Secretary Adams laid before the house naval committee a naval construction program esti mated to cost The sen ate passed and sent to the house a bill to modernize three battleships at a cost of 530000000 The chief executives relief pro posals were termed a drop in ths bucket by Senator Walsh demo crat Massachusetts He said unem ployment had been grossly underes timated The senate agriculture commit tee reported its drought relief loan fund bill more than requested by the admin istration Debate is to begin on this proposal tomorrow At the other end of the capltol Representative Cramton a republi can on the appropriations commit tee said a bill to provide an unem ftjnd ryquesteabyPrerWenbBoov er would be reported tomorrow The received the in terior deartment appropriation bill calling for 568552000 for the next fiscal year The appropriations committee ap proved a fund of 5110000000 as compared with request ed by the president The money is to be spent for public construction Asks Farm Board Fund WASHINGTON Dec 8 President Hoover today requested congress to appropriate an addi tional for the federal farm board President Hoover on the recom mendation of the budget bureau asked that the funds be made avail able immediately The amount would be from the total authorized for the farm board by the act which cre ated it BEGINS 29TH YEAR Holmes Justice on Bench of High Court 28 Years By HERBERT LITTLE WASHINGTON Dec 8 Oliver Wendell Holmes survivor of Plea Made by Ben Lindsey Former Judge Obtains Continuance of Trial NEW YORK Dec 8 Judge Ben B Lindsey of Denver who was ejected from the Cathe dral of St John the Divine yester day after he hail interrupted Bishop William T Manning appeared west side court today and obtain ed a continuance until Dec 12 of charge of dis orderly conduct He pleaded not juilty and told Magistrate Drey er he had several speaking engage ments which take him 5ut of the city letween now and Dec 12 Counsel for Lindsey who was arrested after he tried to reply to the attack companionate marriage CHICAGO MONEY LENDER DIES AS BOMB EXPLODES Threats Alleged to Have Been Made Against Bondsman CHICAGO Dec 8 explo sion of a powerful bomb con tained in an innocent looking pack age opened by a boy to satisfy his curiosity caused the death early to day of Tony May professional ondsman and money lender one ime known as the millionaire ifiwsboy Today was the srxtyfourth an niversary of Mays birth and it was believed May thot the package a lirthday present May died in a hospital to which his son Eugene 15 who opened he package also was taken severe y injured by the blast which wrecked the May apartment yes REPORTS EXTORTION THREAT a generattanthat is 1 nd yet thotbegins twentynmthryear on the Supreme 90 years old next Court today He will be 14 KILLED WHEN SHIP BLOWS UP Italian Salvage Vessel Goes Down After Mines Are Exploded Dec AUNT HET By Robert Quillen n Ellas diet ruined her ac to mynotion Shes got so thin you couldnt tel which way she was goin if it wasnt for her feet i The Italian salvageship Artiglio wasUown up and sunk with 14 of her crew yesterday afternoon as she blasted the bulk of the munition ship Florence sunk during thewar off the island of Houat port offi cials announcedtoday The salvage boat was1000 feet away from the derelict when mines her drivers had planted in the bulk exploded butthe repercussion of the blast sent her to the bottom The Artiglio herself carried a heavy cargo of explosives and it wasbelieved that these had been set off Thousands of tonsof pow der were in the Florence which had bean condemned as a menace to navigation between the islands of Houat and Hoedlc March and the presidentwhoap pointed him and all the members of the highest court at thattime and many since have passed on But the commanding tho stooped figure still clumps unaided up the steps daily to the courts high bench and rivals the most active of his colleagues in work done cases decided He is unexcelled by any of them in wit and humor Lives Among Books No special observance is planned for the day forHolmes lives simply among his books and lawcases with one or two justices and a few servants anda secretary forcom panionship He liked todine out of ten in the old days but the death of his wife last year and his wan ing strength have curtailed his so cial activities He may do a little extra work signalize the day forMonday is decision if he has any recently prepared opinions they will be read today Retired from public life except for the conflicts of the law and its ac companying clashes of ideas Holmes shuns interviews and reads Plato detective stories and risque novels in the French Oldest on Bench Holmes is the oldest man ever to sit on the supreme bench the next Chief Justice Roger B Taney having died at 87 Several of his predecessors ihave exceeded his present service r on the bench two of them having served as justices for 34 years But Holmes is unique in all American history in having served 48 years continuously as n judge Before Theodore Roosevelt named him in 1902 to this place he served for 20 years on tho Massa chusetts supreme judicial court part of the time as chief justice The old was the famed Autocrat o fthe Break fast Table oJ the same Turn in raer GColumn Four Killed and 253 Houses Are Razed by Forfnosan Earthquake TOKYO Dec 8 news agency reportsfrom Tainan said a aevereearthquake shook that south western formosan region today kill ing four persons and causing 253 houses to collapse The quake began at p m and lasted 13 minutes Amount of Wheat Fed to Livestock Greater WASHINGTON Dec8 amountof wheat to be fed to live stock this year was estimated today by the department of agriculture ns ascompared 000000 bushels last year on his theories said he would raise the question whether a man has a right to speak out in church under suf ficient provocation Detective William P May who signed the complaint against Ltad to do so objeeteaTto the continu ance land said there was clpar evl dence of disorderly conduct Arthur Garfield Hays the forme jurists lawyer declared he would subpoena Bishop Manning and pos sible other clergy An attempt to obtain the services of Clarence Dar row as associate defense counse had failed he said Lindsey told reporters after hi court appearance that if he decided to bring suit for slander against Bishop Manning he would retain Samuel Untermyer New York at torney as his counsel HEftDWlREAU OPPOSES CHANGE Thompson Gives Qpening Talk at Convention of Farm Bureau BOSTON Dec 8 of the agricultural marketing act was opposed today by Sam H Thompson president of the Ameri can Farm Bureau federation inhis address opening the annual three day convention of the organization I believe there is in the act all the authority to do the fundamen tal things that we want done The time is not here for discussion of amendments he said I Attending the convention were farm leaders from every agricul tural section of the country seeking thru discussions of their mutual problems practical methods for their solution These include rural credits agricultural taxation acre age reduction submarginal landa and transportation 1C HalueimmnJulius wealthy publisher nnd author of Girnril Kunst ia he received i demand lor 550000 from extortionists who threatened to Idilnap his daughter Alice 13 shown here with her father Threats werealso reported against Alices brother Henry 11 now in Chicago erday He suffered a score of wounds about his back and head Windows thruout the entire 40 apartment building situated in Lin coln avenue were shattered Work on 2 Theories Police were working on two the ories Onewas that May an Italian immigrant whowprked his way up Laval Will Form Cabinet Barthou Gives Up Bad Job Probable New Premier Was Deputy DIE CONVICTED MEN WILL SERVE 10 YEARS IN PRISON Sentences on Other Three Commuted to Only 8 Years MOSCOW Dec 8 Soviet Ceiilral Executive committee today commuted the death sen tences of five engineers convicted of a plot to overthrow the soviet regime to 10 years imprisonment Sentences of 10 years imprison ment passed on the remaining three defendants in the unusually dra matic trial which was broadcast from one end of the soviet union to the other were reduced to eight years The amazing trial of the eight Russian engineers charged with one of the most comprehensive plots on record for overthrow of the soviet regime began Nov 25 Russians Listen For nearly two weeks all Russia lira the medium of the radio lis tened to the abject confessions oC the defendants the rapid fire denun ciation of the prosecutor and the shoVils and comments of the specta tors in Oldtrial room From the first both prosecution and defense charged that France and England were prime movers in the plot to bring about armed inter vention in Russia and the downfall been the The other was based on threats al leged to have been made against May in connection with his money lending business Altho the package reached the May apartment last Thursday by messenger it was not opened until yesterday when the boy who lives with his mother in another home in the same building urged his father to open it thinking it contained presents Picks Up Box May paid no attention and thi lad removed the wrapper revealing a wooden box a foot long As he pulled back the slidingcover smoke came from the opening The youth dropped back and his father picked up the package just as the explo badly mangled sion occurred May suffered arms and his left leg was virtually severed The boy blown thru a door was severely but less critical ly hurt A bomb planted in the rear 0f a garage on the north side last night lamaged the Fleetwood apartment jotcl adjoining Hundreds of guests were alarmed but none injured Windows in the hotel were broken and slight damage done to the jarage The owner could not sug jest a motive rWhai 5HOPPW DAYS TILL ENGLAND FEARS COMING OF FOG 10 Cattle Die of Mysterious Malady Like That Which Killed Belgians LONDON Dec 8 today feared the apearance hereof the mysterious epidemic of death which last week spread thru the Meuse valley in Belgium under cloal of a heavy fog and took the lives o 67 humans and killed a great num her of livestock Near Grosmount Yorkshire 1 cattle died yesterday farm of a mysterious malady of which the symptoms veterinarians salfi were much like thoseof victims o the Belgian fog Like Blgium southern England has suffered from the intense fog conditions of thi past few days The view of Belgian mecScal offi cials that the Meuse valley death were Jue to fog alone has fount considerable support among London doctors with a o effects Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak leading rails lose 3 to 5 points Bonds weak rails and industrials at years lows Curb heavy small losses partially recovered Foreign exchanges firm Cana dian dollar saga below par Cotton lower southern selling Coffee quiet and steady Butter easier CHICAGO Wheat steady bullish govern ment feeding estimate Corn firm decreased stocks and firm cash markets Cattle weak to lower Hogs higher PARIS pec 8 QP Senator I Pierre Laval characterized by Clemenceau as one of the most bril liant members of the chamber of deputies of the Tigers day today was given a mandate by President Doumergue to form a new French government His selection to head a ministry was not made until Senator Louis Barthou himself a man more of Poincares type gave up the task as hopeless when the radical social ists refused to participate in a gov ernment which included a represen tative of the strong rightist Louis Marin M Laval told M Doumergue that he would do his best and give him a definite answer tomorrow He pro ceeded then to the traditional visits to political leaders such as the presi dents of the senate and chamber M Tardieu Briand and Poincare The new premierdesignate is nn independent socialist who as min ister of labor under M Tardieu re cently soared into public favor by cooperating with Louis Loucheur in getting thru the social assurance law of pensions for working people and by settling the textile strikes in the north of France Senator Barthoua failure to or ganize a ministry of wide republi canism which would have included the radical left and republican group of the center and right is regarded as evincing the supreme difficulties in fashioning a cabinet with pres ent membership of the chamber and senate It is regarded also as de monstrating that the religious ques tion is not dead in Prance the radi cal socialists at the last moment refusing to sit in the cabinet with a member of a group which advocates religious teaching in public schools SANTA MONICA Cal Dec hat an awful good Meth odist team out hero till this Knutredame showed us coast de fenders liow Americas big gest collegiate industry really should be car ried on I have heard all kinds 3f reasons about why some sec tion played bet ter than others and all those usual alibis but after seeing Knutredame I just see but one conclusion to be drawn it just aint a Protes tant pastime We had some fine young boys a great band and some splendid weather but our divine guidance sho fell down on us Yours WILL dent ofFrance Aristida Brignd Henri Deterding the British oil magnate Lord Churchill be lieved to have referred to Winston Churchill and Lawrence of Ara bia were brot prominently to the fore as active conspirators Charged Armed Invasion According to the defendants France above all was interested They charged that French states men had planned to bring about a diplomatic incident on the Russo Rumaninn frontier that would lend to an excuse for war and the march ng of an army of from 600000 men to 700000 men into Russia Poland Rumania and JugoSlav ia it was charged were to supply the mulk of the army while soldiers from some of the Baltic states and white Russians in exile were to make un the rest BANKS ABLE TO DEMANDS MONDAY CONGRESS SENATE Debates Jones mothers aid bill Finance committee continues questioning on tariff commissioners HOUSE Debates interior department sup ply bill Education committee hears Gov ernor Uoosevelt of Porto Rico Appropriations committee con siders justice department supply bill Run Starts on Sioux Citys Banks After Closing of Two SIOUX CITY Dec 8 City banks opened today with lines of depositors waiting to withdraw their funds as a result of the clos ing Saturday afternoon of the First National and Sioux National banks Confidence was expressed by offi cers of the remaining banks that all would be nblt to pay all demands In order to accomodate patrons most of the banks opened onehalf on hour earlier than usual More than in cash was brot into Sioux City over the week end in order to meet the emergency officials of the clearing house asso ciation said The Leeds bank of Sioux City a small suburban hank closed at noon todayvto awnil nctioij of dcpcsf has deposits of 135000 EARLY START ON BRIDGE ASSURED Contracts and Bonds Entered Into for Structure at Marquette WASHINGTON Dec bers of the Iowa delegation in con gress have recsivcd assurance from Walter Chandler attorney for the Prairie du Chien Bridge company that satisfactory arrangements have been made for an early start on the bridge which will span the Missis sippi river between Marquctlc and the Wisconsin city Contracts and bonds havo been entered into according to his word to the lowans who are being asked to take the lead in altering the com dltlons set down by the original franchise Backers of the project found it impossible to get tho work under Way at the time specified in that franchise and permission to begin now can only be accomplished by amendment 2 Des Moines Banks Plan to Consolidate DES MOINES Dec S UTKAn nouncement of the consolidation of the Iowa Trust and Savings bank with tho lowaDes Moines National Bank and Trust company was made last night by Louis C Kurtz chairman of the board of the latter bank Kanawha Man Caught in Engine Injured KANAWHA Dec Freerksen farmer living northeast of Kanawha was Injured this morn ing when his legt was caught in n gasoline engine The wheels of the engine mangled his leg breaking it in six places He also suffered other bruises He was reported this after noon is resting fairly easy at his home IOWA WEATHER Fair Monday night and Tues day little change in tempera ture LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Siinduy 18 Above Minimum In Night 1 Abovn At 8 A M Momlny 21 Above Figures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saliinliy Sfi Above Maximum in Night 21 Ahoro An extremely thick frost Monday morning gave the trees and build ings of Mason City the appearance of having been jerked out of a fairy land book It was really the best show along this line North Iowa hns seen in many a day While Satur day was cloudy and not altogether agreeable Sunday dawned clear and before night most of the covering of lice on the roads and elsewhere had been banished by a bright sun and a temperature in excess of any recorded thus far in the present month   

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