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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1930, Mason City, Iowa                                North ioivas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home CUMP HA ft ION E Rv HIS MEM14 ART DIPT 6r OFS MO I NES I A VOL XXXVII CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DEC 26 1930 UNITRD PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 68 Ruling Thot Foredoomed Stewart Sees Little Chance for Law Invalidity By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 26 CPA The U S su preme court gen e r a 11 y is men tioned by con gressional wets when discussing their favorite topic the iniqui ties asthey re j them of the e ight e e n t h amendment and its offspring the Volstead in a fashion plainly implying their view that it is a dry tribunal They express this sentiment rather guardedly one does not lightly impute prejudice to the supreme court Nevertheless there is no mistaking their Impres sion that it has deliberately given the breaks to prohibition in every decision it has banded down on the subject Hence wets on Capitol hill are not particularly enthusiastic over Fed eral Judge William Clarks recent ruling1 at Newark N J holdtag the dry amendment never to have been validly ratified They feel sure the supreme bench presently will knock the Jersey jur ists opinion into a cocked hat THE drya being equally sure of the same thingr are not excited either They do not of course concur the wets in recognizing any Turn to Fao 2 Column 3 ON WEST COAST ed When Boat in Cold Waters SAUSALrrOCal Dec 26 Three men were believed to have drowned last night when a launch5 capsized throwing its 13 occupants into the cold waters of Richardsons bay Ten by a ferrys lifeboats The party wason its way from Sausalito to the yacht Janidore owned by Isadore Zellerbach Sari capitalist Sam Bowman a member of the Janidores crew was the host All members of the party lived in Sausalito Authorities said the launch was overcrowded Search was continued for the missing Ernest Rogers a stevedore A Van Scoy a cook and a man known only as Bill Bowman was among the rescued Capt Charles J Olson of the ferry Tamalpaig said hiscraft was just entering the slip here when he heard cries for help The lifeboats were put out quickly but they had to cover more than half a mile to reach the overturned launch A strong lide carried the 13 men farther away from the ferry and the had to struggle hard to keep afloat until the rescuers arrived With lifebelts and lines the res cuers pulled the 10 out ofthe water in short order but were unable to find any trace of the other three Tduth Dies of Wounds OMAHA Nebr Dec 26 Roy Gossard 18 graduate of the Dallas S Dak high school died today from wounds received while hunting Christmas day Officials Investigated said the shooting accidental and absolved his companions AUNT NET By Robert Quillen e I wont mind Pa marry in again if the dead cant see whats goin on I couldnt be happy in Heaven if I knowed some other wo man was usin my best linen napkins BANK ROBBERS RECAPTURED Enemy of Gangsters Files for Mayor in Chicago LYLE TO OPPOSE PRESENT MAYOR FOR NOMINATION Judge Out to Break Up Crime and Politics Alliance pHICAGO Dec 26 new candidate for the republican mayoralty nomination Judge John H Lyle militant foe of gangsters was in the race today with a plat form in which he promised to break upwhathetermed alliances be tween crime and politics Judge Lyle who as a jurist on the municipal court bench has gained widespread publicity by his treatment of gangsters will oppose Mayor William Hale Thompson Charles V Barrett chairman of the comity board of tax review and any other candidateswho may enter the contest before the February primary is held Thompson and Barrett al ready are in the race Lylo Slakes Announcement The announcement from Judge Lyle was made without awaiting the decision of various political fac tions which have bsen seeking a candidate on whom they couldunite inopposition to Mayor Thompson Neither did his statement Indicate whether he would seek the support of theseerou53 political leaders with whom Thompson haa broken Is Bernard W Snow chair man of the republican Cook county committee Referring to Chicago gangsters and their bands of followers Judge Lylesaid in his statement that it was ridiculous to assume that all these officers Cook county cannot suppress and almost totally anni hilate No candidate for mayor ha added can hope for the votes of the good citizens unless he defines in unmistakable terms his position on the issue of divorcing crime from politics and unlessthe language of Tnrn o rage S Column NORRIS WILL NOT LEAD 3RD PARTY Nebraska Plans Detailed Comment on Proposal of Dewey WASHINGTON Dec 26 Senator Norris said today he did not suppose anybody seriously thinks I will lead a third party The Nebraska republican inde pendent however reserved until later in the day detailed comment on the letter he received from John Dewey of the league of independent political action suggesting that be leave republican ranks and form a third political party Dr Deweys proposal followed Norris differences with Robert H Lucas executive director of the re publican national committee and the latters efforts to read him out of the party Nye Will Recommend Russell to Prosecute Kelley Investigation WASHINGTON Dec 26 Chairman Nye said today he would recommend the appointment of Charles A Russell dismissed so licitor for the federal power com mission as prosecutor of the senate public lands committee1 decides to investigate Ralph S Kelley s charges of irregularities in leaving oil share lands He said he had an appointment later with Russell over whose re cent dismissal a storm of protest haa arisen among the republican in dependents in the senate Bank Robbers Unhalted by Sounding of Alarm HERSCHER III Dec 26 Pour robbers escaped with from the State bank of Herscher to day after the sounding of an alarm had failed to thwart the robbery f KinHubbard AbeMartin DiesSuddenly Creator of Hoosier Philosopher 62 Years Old INDIANAPOLIS Ind Dec 26 Frank McKInney Hub bard creator of AbeMartin and Abes various neighbors Con stable Newt Plum Squire Marsh Swallow Rev Wiley Tanger and Dr Mopps died suddenly at his home here this morning A sud den attack of heart disease caused his death It was in 1904 that Mr Hubbard drew for the Indianapolis News his first caricature of the gangling ru ral character called Abe Martin This character has lived and will die with Mr Hubbard i Mr Hubbard was 62 years old but his age was unknown to even his close associates until after his death He warded off all inquiries as to his age He was born in Belle fontaine Ohio the son of Thomas and Sarah Hubbard Annually he published a book in which he culled from Abes say ings during the year some of his favorite expressions His last book published just be fore the holidays was Abe Mar tins Broadcast NEGRO 10 FACE MURDER CHARGE 30 Year Old ExConvict Held as Confessed Slayer of Girl MARYVILLE Mo Dec 26 Raymond Gunn 30 year old Negro exconvict was arraigned secretly here today on a charge of first de7 gree murder in connection with the Velma Colter young rural school teacher The prisoner was rushed back to jail at Kansas City for safe keeping Gunn who officers say haa con fessed beating the girl to death in her rural schoolroom December 15 was brot into court hefore dawn He waived preliminary hearing and his case was set for trial next month The Negro was in the city only 20 minutes Officers outwitted persons who had set a watch on the home of County Prosecutor Paul R Jones in the hope of learning when Gunn would be brot here To attend the arraignment the prosecutor re mained away from homelast night A rnob from Maryville unsuccess fully sought to storm the jail at St Joseph Mo when Gunn was held there last week Markets at a Glance NEW YORK mercantile shares at new lows investment is sasteady in dull trading small losses n quiet market Foreign Ar gentine weak western selling trade selling Brazilian sup port CHICAGO bearish Kansas state report large Argentine weekly exports hogs easy Balbo Leads His Air Squadron Safely to Bolama West Africa ROME Dec 26 Italo Balbo In command of Italys fleet of 14 tiansAttantic airplanes reported to Premier Mussolini by telegraph today that his squadron had reached Bolama Portugese West Africa in perfect formation and without accident It all goes well he said the planes will head across the Atlantic for Brazil on the night of Jan 5 WILL THEY ORGANIZE PARTY With the breach between progressives and regulars in the senatc wiuenlner predictions for a new third party are being made in Wash ington Among tho senators who may take part in the movement are tl MLoFoHette 3 Gerald P Nye 3 Smith W Brookhart 4 Robert B Hoivnll Henrtk Shipstead who has a party of his own fi Thomas D Schall 7 George W Norris looked upon as the 8 JohnvT JSlaine 9 James Couzcns Bronson M Cutting 11 Burton W Wheeler and 13 Lynn J Frazler 33 DEAD 70 HURT BY EARTHQUAKE SurvivorTerrified as New Tremors Follow First Shock SALTA Argentina Dec 26 Thirty three dead and more than TO persons injured were counted today as the toll of earthquakes over the holidays which destroyed La Poma small Andean village A relief expedition arrived in the little mountain town Christmas day after a 21 hour march and found the survivors of Wednesdays quakes terror Stricken by six new tremors camped among the debris of their homes Survivors said that the earth quake which Saturday knocked down the village houses and caused most of the damage was accom panied by a found that commenced like distant thunder from beneath the earths surface Its crescendo in creased until at one time it sounded like the greatly amplifiedgalloping of many horses As the masonry fell and plaster was thrown from ceilings the in habitants of the little village fled to the open fields where they wandered about until dawii when they returned to their fallen homes enshrouded with clouds of dust Two huge cracks in the earths surface which oozed hot water were left by the quake A number of persons were saidjio have fallen Into the cracks and disappeared Neighboring mountains emitted smoke during the tremors Years Last Game on Football Field to Be Broadcast Saturday NEW YORK Dec 26 years last footbal game will be broadcast from coast to coast to morrow afternoon v It is the annual contest between the stars of the east and west played at San Francisco for the Shrincrs hospital fund The broad cast by WABC and stations opens at 4 p m The station list will include all available units nl the CBS chain The announcer will be Ernie Smith FIVE DAY WEEK MAY BE NEEDED Robinson Says Industry May Have to Adopt Short Schedule LITTLE ROCK Ark Dec 26 UP industries of the United States says Senator Joe T Robin son of Arkansas may find it neces sary to adopt a five day week to re store the equilibrium between the labor supply and the demand for laborers The democratic senate leader in a statement made upon his return home for the holiday recess of con gress observed that unemploy ment seems to be Increasing rather thandiminishing and the substitu tion of machinery forhand labor is revolutionizing working conditions and throwing millions out of em ployment He said manifestly it is diffi cult for the five day week to be brot about during an economic crisis like the present and that it like the proposed establishment of re selves for unemployment is of per manent rather than temporary character Many circumstances said the senator indicate that mere tem porary measures will be insuffi cient Altho of course they first must be considered He added that the appropriated by congress for speed ingup1 public works appears in adequate There are some signs of genera business improvement but the re covery cannot be quickly made Robinson said meantime every agency both public and private must cooperate wholeheartedly to minimize the distress Four Arrested With Car of Merchandise COUNCIL BLUFFS Dec 26 UF men were arrested today with a carload of merchandise al leged to be part of the loot from a warehouse ivjbery at Pipcstone Minn Two gave their names as Max Schaffcr and Joe Murphy of Sioux City The others said they were from Omaha CHRISTMAS JOY MARRED BY 200 ORMOREDEATHS Accidents Take Toll of Six Lives in Iowa on Holiday By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WO hundred or more deaths mar red Christmas joy as accidents took a heavy toll from coast to coast Fires drownings hunting trage dies and poisonous liquor cost lives but automobiles running in many sections on slippery roads were the greatest agent of destruction caus ing more than twothirds of the deaths In the middle west about SO of the fatalities were recorded Flames trapped lodgers In a rooming house at Whiting Ind and seven men died Gunfights claimed five lives in the south One victim was a woman Poison liquor claimed between five and 10 lives in New York In Cali fornia three were believed to have drowned when a launch capsized In Missouri two died when a bridge col lapsed Two children were fatally burned in Montgomery Pa when their father poured gasoline on the kitchen fire A man froze to death Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec reading my Xmas good wishes and the morning L A papers found a long editorial seriously com paring our f Xmaa day here to the one held in Bethlehem Judea In fact it kinder gives us the best of it in the way of weather and natural resources over Christs original birthplace and it rather insinuated that in case our savior is to be born again the Chamber of Commerce should get busy now and book the event amid ideal surround ings Bethlehem may have had us beat on milk and honey but I bet we use more cold cream here than they did and we got some awful cheap orange marmalade it wouldbe cheap Then we can stage Moses birth too We are short of bullruahes but we sho got the bull so buy your reduced rate tickets for the modern Bethlehem Yours WILL ROGERS vauia 7 KILLED IN IOWA DES MOINES Dec 26 cidents took a toll of seven lives in Iowa yesterday adding a note of tragedy to the celebration of Christ mas The Mrs S R Agnetv 73 Perry Mrs William Aghew 51 Perry Alice Taylor 32 Hannah City III Mrs Cora Powers Charitoh Singe Nelson 13 Sioux City S C Curtain of Rock Rap Ids Bert Vincent Vinton The two Perry women were killed when t a Cardriven by William Ajjnew conductor for the Mil waukee road was struck by a gas electric train of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad at a grade cross ing near Dallas Center Agnew the Turn to rope A PLAY MARBLES WITH NUGGETS School Boys Thot tc Have Found Cache of Jake Fleagle HOLLISTER Mo Dec 26 Schoolboys near here have been playing marble with gold nuggets Authorities believe the nuggets were found near the home of Jake Flea gleT western bandit who was shot to death at Brandon Mo several months ago The boys refused to divulge the lo cation of their cache Clayde Chap man a railroad station agent here said his son was one of those who found the nuggets A test proved the nuggets were gold At the time Fleagle was killed by officers there was much speculation here as to a cache in which it was believed he had hidden loot taken In a number of robberies Chapman said there was as much as a double handful of the nuggets in possession of the boys Iowa Weather Not to Be Cold for Several Days Reed Believes DES MOINES Dec 26 vere weather probably will not visit Iowa for several days Charles D Reed government meteorologist said today Cloudy weather Is ex pected tonight and Saturday The coldest Christmas night war 22 above at Charles City Dea Moines recorded 25 above Keokuk 26 and Council Bluffs Davenport Dubuque and Sioux City 28 Aviation Has Gone Says Lindy Sees Great Difference Since He Flew Ocean By FOSTER HAILEY NEW YORK Dec 26 Avia tion has come a long way since a young fellow from Missouri took off from Roosevelt field four years ago next May and flew to Paris Col Charles A Lindbergh believes The worlds best known flyer talked today of aviation as it was five years ago and as it is now of low wings and Wgliwmgs of en gines and speed and radio topics that are the very breath of life to him We have had more progress in the development of aircraft in the last five years than could have been foreseen at LINDBERGH that time he said In 1925 a good cruisingspeed was 90 miles an hour Today we have planes of the same class with cruising speeds as high as 140 miles an hour The airmail De Havilands we used in 1D25 had a carrying ca pacity of about 400 pounds Planes today of the same horsepower cruise at least 20 miles an hour fastbr and carry from three to four times that load Planes More Stable The same with the business or sport plane flown by the nonprofes sional pilot It is more stable It is easier to operate and it is much simpler to learn how to fly one The small private plane of 85 to 100 Turn lo InBO B Column 3 5 Men Sentenced to DieSaw Way Out of Georgia County Jail TVAYCROSS Ga Dec 26 Five prisoners including J H Parker awaiting execution for the murder of his small child escaped from the Ware county jail here to day by sawing bars In their cells and jumping from a second story window i Parkers wife and baby were found buried in a field near his home several months ago Numbers Easy to Remember WASHINGTON Dec 26 Automobile numbers are easy to re member in the Curtis family The vice presidents Is 111 Mrs Dolly Ganns is 11 CROWD IN FRONT SINGS WHILE 2 BANDITS ESCAPE Nebraska Robbers Were to Serve 20 Year Sentences BULLETIN LINCOLN Nebr Bee 26 m Sheriff W C Condit was advised this afternoon by Sheriff R M Bruce of Rnsli villo Nnbr that Harold Spike Domnisse ana Forest Cook self confessed bank robbers who es caped jiill at Alliance Nebr yesterday had been recaptured and were in jail at UusIiviUc T INCOLN Dec 20 Mrs Harold Domnisse was ar rested today at Hay Springs by Sheriff R M Bruce md taken to the Rushyille Nebr jail where State Sheriff W C Condit instructed that she be held pending attempts to locate her husband and his com panion Forest Cook 23 who es caped from jail at Alliance late yesterday Domnissee 28 and Cook had been sentenced to 20 years in prison for the robbery of the First National bank at Hay Springs Sept 18 No Trace Found The two bank robbers battered their way out while scores of citi zens were attending a Christmas celebiatl011 in fronf the side the jail No trace had been found today of the fugitives In agreeing to plead guilty last Saturday Domnissee bargained that he be allowed to stay in jail here over Christmas and see his wife Automobile Pound The automobile tbe two men used in their flight was found an hour later at Chadron Nebr 50 miles north of here Motor running it had been left behind the jail by tin Al liance resident attending the Christ mas tree exercises Sheriff George P Jones snid the men evidently used a crowbar or some heavy tool to break out of the nail on the third floor of the court house The Hny Springs bank rob bery netted five men 000 Douglas Dcwitt 20 another member of the gang a serving a 14 year sentence in the state peniten tiary for the robbery He was ar rested in Kansas and pleaded guilty Arrested Oct 14 Domnisse was arrested at Carl zoo N Mex Oct 14 and returned to Nebraska Cook was apprehended Turn to Pftco K Column Franco Leaves Portugal by Steamer for Antwerp LISBON Portugal Dec 26 Ramon Franco Spains air hero who escaped to Portugal after the recent unsuccessful revolution in Spain left here today by steamer for Antwerp WeS IOWA WEATHER Fair Frldny night and Sat urday except some cloudiness No decided change In temper ature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Christmas Day 25 Minimum in Night 21 At 8 A M Friday 31 Altho tho prediction of clear weather wasnt exactly realized Christmas day there surely is no reasonable basis for complaint The maximum for the day was only 7 degrees short of the melting level and the night minimum was only 11 degrees from it Thats balmy Chrifltmas weather in North Iowa   

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