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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home E R Kis ME ft A ART PERT OF IOWA tES UOI UES 14 VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER ASSOCIATED THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AIX NORTH NEIGHBORS OME EDITION WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWATHURSDAY DEC 18 1930 UNITED PRESS AMD INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 61 t o oca i pat Dai Shall Aliens Be Counted Congress Debate to Center Around Foreigners lerj t lionf Le In Id mbl1 By CHARLES P STEWART ASH1NGTON Dec The U S Con stitution see paragraph 3 sec tion 2 of article 1 with modifi cation embodied Jn the fourteenth amendment pro vides that rep resentation jshall be appor tioned among the states according to their respective numbers of free untaxed Indians aloneexcluded No one disputes that this means children not yet voting age as Well as grown men and women But does it include unnaturalized foreigners living in the country The Affirmative always has been assumed It is assumed in thenew apportionment law which allots rep resentatives to the various states for thedecade beginning with the 1932 law which takes representatives away from the rural states and gives them to the industrial states because the latter have outgrown the former IS AN entirely unwarranted assumption says Congress man and senatorelect L J Dick inson of Iowa who will lead this Tarn to Page xg Colomn l MANlREAKSOUT OF WORTH JAIL W PS Vriselain Escapes Thru Hole in Ceiling of fymaelain a whpiarralded pggoutheast of Northwood in Worth and who was held In the ounty jail indictedon two counts f embezzlement by sale of mort 11 tbeged property and a previous 3 weharge of embezzlement by sale of borrowed property broke jail be Ttween 4 oclock yesterdayaf Jfternoon and escapedHe was to appeared before Judge M F iijEd wards for trial in the district court today V Both Sheriff Weieneth and Coun ea ty Attorney O J Wardwell were Sn c43pes Moines at the time attending a The sheriffs wife had left the home for a few minutes and l ijvhen she returned she found the had gone The break was executed similar one made by George Peterson on jS 17 1928 who broke out of the i Vriselain made a hole iin the HVceiling of the cell and climbed into tne attic From there he crawled out lypf a window and along a gutter to little shed where he was able to LJ drop to the ground f 3 The prisoner was charged with paving borrowed a wagon from a norianner near Northwood and having pea it in Freehorn county Vriselain was seen going north buf J officers had been unable to catch Jhim when this report was made f Farm Truck Turns VOver THORNTON Dec XCharles Moritz was hauling a load VKjApf oats to town Tuesday in his Ivtruck the truck overturned on the west of tie Dale Agler farm hoiise Mr Moritz was pinned be the truck for a while before arrived but wasnot injured The truck was badly damaged AUNT HET By Robert Quillen It wasnt my fault the biscuit gotcold Ialways expect company to ask the blessin but when the din ners on the table it aint no time to pray for the heathen SHEFFIELD ROBBERS HUNTED Senate Decides to Let Hoover Boss Relief Fund FARM BOARD IS VOTED REQUEST FOR 150 MILLION House PassesvBO Million Measure for Drought Relief UTASHINGTON Dec 18 Votes talked today in congress The house passed the 530000000 drought loan bill wanted by the ad ministration Next comes a confer ence with the senate which called for double that amount A few minutes sufficed to con vince the house the farm board should receive the latest 000 asked for it The bill to that end was shot to the senate which sped on the emer gency construction bill for 000 by reversing itself to agree to the house provision giving President Hoover a free hand in allocating the fund The bill then was returned to con ference with the house after the senate stood firm for three other points in dispute with the house Reverses Position Democratic Leader Robinson had reversed his previous position to ask insistence on the senate amendment eliminating the presidents dis cretionary powers The tedious pro cess ot reconciling differences be tSfeeii the senate and hijuse on the legislation Is under way An effort to provide loans with which farmers could buy food failed the amendment being ruled out on a point of order Reply to Complaints In the senate republicans replied to complaints by Senator McKellar democrat Tennessee that Herbert Hoover as food administrator In 1919 had failed to make an itemized accounting of the relief fund for Europe which he admin istered Secretary Stimson today sug gested a cut in immigration of 90 per cent based on theexisting nay tional origins method of selection as an alternative for the Reed proposal to bar all immigration for two years as an aid to employment HYDE PETITIONED BY IOWA SOLONS Approval of Corn Sugar Use Asked by Dickinson and Haugen By RADFORD E MOIUEV Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Dec tary of Agriculture Hyde today gave avery favorable reception to the re quest of Representative Gilbert N Haugen and other Iowa congress men that the use of corn sugar be approved in department regulations lowans pointed out that a new market for 39000000 bushels of corn annually would result If corn sugar were officially recognized as a sugar stating that corn sugar is a reliable substitute especially for use in preserving and canning Representative L J Dickinson spokesman for the group seeking tq lift the ban on corn Sugar said that Hyde had received the request sympathetically and that he is con fident something can be accom plished in the matter 6 HOLDUP MEN SLAIN IN WEEK Robbery Racket in Chicago Apparently Becoming Dangerous CHICAGO Dec 18 racket of robbery in Chicago appar ently Is becoming more dangerous Six holdupmen have been slain with in a week Two wre killed last night by their intended victims Henry Escalona 20 by the shots of Richard Seibold a former policeman now owner ot abutcher shop and Arthur How ard 31 when his gun was dis charged during a scuffle with Mar gin Franta a patron of a soft drinlc Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec ot the best things I heard of and it might be copied every where was done by Uncle Jo sephus Daniels and his Raleigh News and Ob server North Carolina and Duke univer sity had played a tie game and there was a big demand for them to play a benefit game But the conference rulers forbid thats one thing about acon ference they want to keep the dough in the conference An thony McKelvin of above paper got the idea of having a mythical game selling tickets all charity and no football Well it went great You would be surprised how many people will pay not to BCD football so why not sell charity tickets all over for a synthetic Notre Dame Alabama game Yours ROGERS Men of Spanish Take Up Slogan MADRID Dec 18 tffVMen of Spains foreign legion patrolling the cold streets of the northerncities where strides continued today have reached back across the years and found a slogan for themselves Out of the trenches by Christ mas they are saying to each otherreminding themselves that with the declaration of martial law last week all furloughs were can celled Nobody knows how long martial law is to continue altho the govern ment maintains that the danger is definitely over and the soldiers are beginning to worry about their holi days Typical Attitude Their attitude Js typical of jhat of the man in the street The gen eral strike appearedto be breaking down and thousands of workmen had returned to their jobs this morning Spain was still unsettled and business was pretty bad gen erally but the authorities were con fident that the worst was over The most serious casualty of the whole movement in one sense was General Damaso Berengtier himself who remained under his doctors care today recovering from an ill ness variously described as a severe case of tbnsllitis and sheer physical collapse He was conducting his business from his bedrbom and his condition was not regarded as ser ious Guards Rewarded Another indication of the feelings of the people was the inauguration of a popular subscription to reward the civil guards and federal troops whose loyalty defeated the revolu tionists The fund had reached half a million pesetas in normal times about last night Elevenpersons were killed and a number of others were wounded in disturbances yesterday in Tor relefaga the province of Andalusia and Oviedo The government later Turn lo Page g Colomn 4 What vouwant 5HOPPII DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS FIREMEN CLAIM PAN SHIRE IS TOO ARBITRARY Complaint Filed With Manager and City Council A PETITION asking that Dan H Shire chief of the Mason City fire department be disciplined and if necessary removed from office on the grounds that he is arbitrary and inconsiderate in his handling of the personnel of ther department was filed in the office of the city clerk Thursday morning The docu ment which wag addressed to the city manager and the city council was signed by 14 members of the department Chief Shire when queried about the petition stated there was no basis for the complaint City Man ager Hopkins stated he had not fully considered the matter nor de termined what his course of action would be Following is the complaint given to the city clerk Complaint Presented fThe undersigned members of good standing of the file depart menfof Mason City hereby respect fully lodge conipjaint against the actions pf Dan H in hts ageraentroj the personnel of the men underjhis direction and respectfully make complaint of his conduct in the following particulars has misinterpreted the Idea intended by the platoon system of 24 hours on duty arid 24 hours off duty by making rules which compel the men of the department to stand closely by their phones He has com pelled this course of conduct by the men by a merit system which as ex ercised by him has wrongfully re duced several of the men from first class firemen to second class fire men the demotion having been oc casioned without fault on the part of the men because of failure to be Turn to Fast 23 Column J 0 LEGEL DIES IN CHARLES CITY Was Former State Senator and Mayor Lived in Floyd 53 Years CHARLES CITY Dec G Logel former state senator from Floyd and Chickasaw district and former mayor of Charles City died here last night He had been in poor health for some time Mr Legel was a resident of Floyd county for 53 years and was in bus iness for more than 50 years He was the oldest and most prominent merchant here Mr Legel was born in St Louis Mo May 26 1859 and moved when a child with his parents toiDubuque He located In Charles City when 18 years of age working on a farm for a while and later teaching school In 1884 he formed a partnership with W C Herbrecht and engaged in the drug and grocery business in Charles City He had been in business alone since 1887 i Tho a democrat and thus a mem ber of a minority party Mr Legel was honored on several occasions by elections to positions of honor In addition to being state senator and mayor he wasa member of the city council for 20 years He was presi dent of the library board when the present Carnegie library was built He served on tie school board city hospital board and the park board He was also prominent in the Luth eran church and filled several of fices lifetime Mr Legel was affiliated with the Masonic lodge Elks Knights of Pythias Modern Woodmen Odd Fellows and Rotary club Mr Legel was married to Bertha Dinkel daughter of pioneer settlers in 1881 and they had one son John GJr who is an architect in Clin ton During later yearsMr and Mrs Legel traveled extensively and being a very observant traveler he was often called on to relate his ex periences Mr Legel was called by many Charles Citys ideal citizen for his pleasant home life rich church life and success in business His contribution to the community in service is more than any other Objections to B Kneeskern Parole Made Officials Cite Reasons in Resolution DECORAH Dec John Hammill and ths state board of parole have received copies of a resolution objecting to tho parole of B Prank Kneeskern who recently confessed he killed Charles Van Brocklin He is serving a life sen tence in the penitentiary at Fort Madison for slaying Irene Van Brocklin The re solution was passed by the board of supervisors of Winneshiek county At the time Kneeskern made his confession officials stated they ex pected he would probably attempt to obtain a pardon It has not been announced whether or not this at tempt has been made j Six reasons have been pointed out by the Winneshiek supervisors for opposing a parole Kneeskern con fessed Nov 25 that on Dec 11 1921 he shot Charles Van Broclilin who was attacking him In this state meat he declared Charles Van Brocklin first killed Irene Resolutiprr Is Quoted The resolution passed by tho Wirmeshiek supervisors stated Whereas51 the daily news has re cently carried Item to the effect thatFrank Kneeskern who now serving a life sentence ac Fort Madison for thi murder o Irene Van Brocklin has a confession in which he admits kill ing Chiirles Van Brocklin but de nies having killed Irene and Whereas said alleged confession has evidently beenmade with a view of procuring a pardon or a commutation from the governor of the state l Now Therefore be it Resolved by Board of Supervisors of Winneshiekcounty in regular ses sion that the board protest and op pose any effort now being made to secure executive clemency for Kneeskern for the following reasons Had 2 Fair Trials said Frank Knee skern has had two fair and impar tial jury trials both which re sulted in his conviction and the conviction upheld by the supreme court of this state all of the statu tory and constitutional rights guar anteed to said defendant have been received by him the alleged con fession is an admission that the de fendant lied when he took the stand in his second trial when his life was Turn to Page 18 Column fl DEFENSE RESTS IN MURDER CASE Medical Witnesses Cast Doubt on Poisoning of Mrs Shepard KANSAS CTTY Kans Dec 18 defense rested its case to day in the trial of Major Charles A Shepard for the alleged poison murr der of his wife after calling several medical witnesses who mast doubt on the prosecutions contention that Mrs Shepard died of mercurial poi soning Testimony was rapidly drawing to a close as the government began to present witnesses in rebuttal Prosecution attorneys indicated theywould complete the rebuttal evidence late today or tomorrow morning owa Promised White Christmas as Blanket of Snow Covers State DES MOINES Dec 18 Hopes of Iowa youngsters for a white Christmas were raised today as a blanket of snow covered the state Western counties were visited by a twoinch snowfall last night while in Uie central portion the fall averaged one and a half inches Light snow continued in Des Moines this morning with the east ern part of the state also reporting snow In the west however the sky was clearing 3RD GUATEMALA GOVERNMENT IN WEEK CONTROLS 57 Killed or Wounded in Fighting on Streets of Capital pUATEMALA CITY Dec 18 UP had its third gov ernment within a week today after an hour of brisk fighting in the streets of the capital Tuesday after noon in which 57 perspns were killed or wounded The new president is Gen Man uel Oreliana who says ie will serve only until Gen Lazaro Chacon the elected president has recovered froni a severe illness and cerebral hemorrhage Baudilio Palma who was designated to succeed General Chacon by the council of ministers last week Is understood to be a refugee at the German legation Minister Is Killed Among those killed in Tuesdays fighting was Gen Mauro de Leon minister of war and first designate as an alternate to succeed General Chacon in the event of his incapa FiHbertb Aguilar Bonilla a member of staff and J Gcijalba shot and killed each other in a personal duel In which both fired at the same tirae The city and country are quiet and It is believed that completely normal conditions will be restored by tonight Various garrisons and civil authorities have signified their adhesion to the new presidentwho has announced retention of all offi cials who served under his succes sors General Chacon and the civil ian Baudilio Palma Revolt Is Explained General Orellano explains the brief revolt against Baudillo Palma as brot about thru dissatis faction of military elements with his selection to succeed General Chacon It is alleged that altho he was only second designate as a presidential alternate he prevailed upon the council ministers to pass by the first designate Gen Maura de Leon who was minister of war and appoint him Reports in Mexico City say that Gen Maura de Leon was killed by the insurgents themselves as he was enroute from the war ministry to tee palace to confer with the Bau dilio Palma shortly before his de position as president Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks strong specialtes buoyant on squeeze of short interests Bonds firm rails strong all do mestics improve Curb firm oils strong Foreign exchanges firm sterling strong Cotton lower southern selling Sugar easier Cuban selling Coffee firmer steady Brazilian market Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat barely steady bearish government report Corn easy larger offerings from southwest Cattle strong Hogs steady 16 Sacks of Gold Ore Reported Stolen From Vault Hewed in Rock LEADVILLE Colo Dec 18 UUI of the Ibex Mine com pany have reported the robbery of 16 sacks of high grade gold ore from a vault hewn in solid rock 100 feet beneath the level of the ground Mine officials decline to estimate the value of the ore which experts said was worth several thousand dollars RESCUED Associated Press Phatd Two score men working 100 hours rescued Bingo a fox torrler from a cave at Mt Pleasant Iowa Bingo is shown with Chester Mills his master after the rescue STILL NEEDED TO GET QUOTA SET FOR END OF WEEK Giving lor Christmas Cheer Fund Gets Back Into Old Tempo Broadcasts Over Chain Luvcrne Dec Hcineimler ormer Lutheran parochial teacher s now teaching in a grade school n Chicago and participated in a lUtheran chain broadcast over the Columbia system Previously Pote Conroy 500 Northwestern States Portland Cement Com panys Office Employes 3100 John Marks 500 WX Patton Company SOO Brownies Basketball Team zOO Sam Raizes 5 OQ Todays Total SSOO New Grand Total Giving for the Christmas Cheer fund got back to its old tempo Wednesday The result was a total for the day of 23 and a new grand total of 41685 less than 585 below the 5500 objective set for Saturday night It should be understood of course that the fund doesnt close until the day before Christmas Into the total will go a sizable amount from a basketball game to be played at the high school gymnasium Monday night between Mason City and Washington high of Cedar Rapids Dont forget that date or event The Northwestern States Port land Cement company office em ployes are the thld like group in Wasoa City to puttheir shoulder to the Christmas Cheer wheel HAS THERE BEEN A SOLICITATION SUCH AS THIS IN YOUR OR GANIZATION Perhaps theres an dea in the question Announcement was made Thurs day by the chairman of the Vfo mans club music department that the Christmas community sing scheduled for Monday night has been postponed until Tuesday night 3ec 23 to avoid a conflict with the Benefit basketball game This cour testy is appreciated by those in charge of the Christmas fund and a arge attendance at the sing is urged Remember it is free And at in the high school auditorium Other announcement concerning it will be found on an other page All contributions to the cheer fund should be addressed as follows Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGa zette Mason City Lone Robber Holds Up Bank in Indiana Town PLAINFIELD Ind Dec 18 A robber held up the First National Bank and Trust company this morn ing and escaped with 54000 The robber herded several employes ancf customers Into a room ant awaited the arrival of Chester Pike cnshier When Pike arrived the man forced lim to open the vault 19 Injured When Bus Skids on Icy Street CINCINNATI Ohio Dec 18 persons were injured two seriously when a street railway bus skidded on an icy street today and crashed into a streetcar Officials estimated about 45 pas sengers were on the bus 3 BANDITS MAKE GETAWAY WITH IN CASH Two Men Enter Bank Third Waits in Auto SHEFFIELD Dec Sheriffs police vigilantes and representatives of the state bankers association were combining efforts in a search today for the two armed ban dits who entered the First Na tional bank here this forenoon and forced three officers and a patron to lie facedown on the floor while they scooped up some 6000 in cash and es caped to the northwest in a arge dark green automobile rearing an Illinois license num ber A third member of the party stood guard in the car outside the bank The last seen of the car and its three occupants was at about oclock when Dan Edgington and his son were attracted by an automobile answering the description of the which speeded pat miles a corner anHbacfiMupto head south according to Mr Edg ington The holdup took place at oclock and was staged in about 3 minutes None except the three of ficials was in the bank when the holdup men entered President Reu ben Wolf was on his feet in the cen ter of the office Cashier Kirk Welt ner was sitting at his1 desk with back toward the door and cashiers window and Melvin Hawke teller had gone into tho vault Bandits Flustered Says Wolf The first man in the door Mr Volf said as he began reenacting the fastmoving events of the bold ip approached the cashiers win dow with a check in his hand Hn was visibly nervous and sort ot vildeyed and I knew in an instant hat he was a bandit Right behind lim came the second man also car rying a blank check almost waving t In his excitement Youre held up the first of the jandits exclaimed Get down there in the floor face down and make t snappy both of you Wolf and Wcltner obeyed orders and the two bandits moved down to the north end of the railing anJ entered the bank office At this uncture young Hawke came out of he vault and looked upon the amaz ng two superiors on the loor and two men standing over them with revolvers drawn Made Hawko Join Others Get down there Buddy one he robbers commanded and Hawke dropped to his knees and stomach Now get up Mister said one of them to Wolf and go with me nto the vault We want every cent youve got in this bank Here again there was no choice for the bank president While he and Tarn lo Page 23 Coltmin Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair in extreme west portion cloudy in central and east por tions Thursday night with snow in thesoutheast nnd extrcmo east portions Friday generally fair no decided chnnge In perature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning ilnxJmum Wednesday SI Ahovo ilinimnm In 31 Above U 8 A M Thursday 22 Above Snonfiili inch recipititlon 09 of an Inch The makings of a white Christ mas were on the way Thursday morning and forenoon At 8 oclock an inch of snow had fallen and it continued to filter down in tiny powdery flakes thru the forenoon with temperature about 10 degrees below the melting point   

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