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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Jtefl 11LMGUSTnBi IBSQ A i North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home I S MtM 4 ART EPT or IOWA MO I I VOL XXX VI FIVE CENTS PER COPY THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NOUTH lOUANS NEIGHBORS HOME ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VV1KE SUKVHJE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 11 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SEKVIUIB NO 263 Borah Has Easy Time Other Progressives Have Hard Jobs Ahead By CHARLES STEWART ASHINGTON Aug 11 Senator William E Borah of Idaho may be as progressive a s the next man Never theless the standpat in trusts show no such anxiety to beat him for re election as they do to defeat Sen 1 ators George W Morris of Ne b r a a k a and Thomas J Walsh of Montana Norris and Walsh have hard campaigns on their hands Borah seems unlikely to encoun ter any serious opposition accord ing to accounts from Pocatello Boise and the Couer dAlene re gion DERHAPS the Idaho senator has 1 licked the forces of conserva tism so often that they are too dis couraged even to try to fight him Still if thats it one would think theyd feel the same way about Sen ator Norris in Nebraska Evidently they dont Norris has been licking them for more years than Borah has been doing it and just as regularly Turn to PnRO K Colllnm TIPTONSUSfm NOT IDENTIFIED i Man Arrested at Freeport as One of Sproat Killers TIPTQN Aug 11 Sartor 28 arrested at Freeport 111 yesterday as a suspect in the slay of JL GSproat Tipton vigilante was released this morning Robert Moore farmer who was kidnaped by the bandit gang which shot Sproat failed to identify Sar tor as one of the group The state department of criminal investigation is seeking John M Mercer of Philadelphia whose auto mobile was used by the bandits who killed R G Sproat at Tipton It was learned today They wish to ques tion him in connection with the case Officials expressed the belief last Friday that the bandits stole Mer cers car at Davenport where they held up a drug store Mercer is said to be the son of John M Mercer head of the Hudson Bay Sealing company of Philadelphia State Agent Hi Yackey and County Attorney Marion C Harniel left here hurriedly at noon today on what they said was a hot Up re gardingthe slayers They refused to say where the were going and headed east Three Injured in of Rudd MAN CHARGED WITH Couple From Mason City Seriously Hurt in Crash CHARLES GITY Aug Roberts Rockford mechanic and driver of a car which figured in an accident causing injuries to three persons yesterday today waived preliminary hearing on a charge of driving while intoxicated and was released on bond Roberts left the Cedar Valley hospital where a scalp wound received in the acci dent had been treated The two others injured were Mr and Mrs William A Loos 721 North Washington avenue Mason City The collision occurred on the pave ment 2 miles east of Rockford at oclock Mr Loos suffered severe lacera tions and bruises on the shoulders and back and Mrs Loos received a crescent shaped scalp wound that required 14 stitches to close Mr and Mrs Loos taken to the home of relatives at Nashua after receivingtreatment by Dr A F Kober here Robbery was added as a factor when a brotherinlaw of Mrs Loos a Mr Knight Nashua going to the scene of the accident found the ITum to rose 2 Column 3 Mrs Lavma Shimer Dies at Nora Springs NORA SPRINGS Aug Lavina Shimer 81 died here at oclock last night at the home of her daughter Mrs Lo Sanford Mrs Shimer suffered a stroke of par alysis some weeks ago Funeral services will be held here at 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon Burial will be in Rudd cemetery beside Mr Shimer She leaves eight children REGATTA IS SCHEDULED NEWPORT The Second An nual Newport Regatta of which American Legion Post 21 is one of the sponsors will be held on Lake Mempremagog Aug 21 and 22 AUNT MET By Robert I love my relatives same as anybody does but I dont want em campin on me just because the weather is too hot to do their own cookin HAMPTON BOY IS STRUCK BY AUTO Earl Dovey 14 Jumps in Front of Car Left Unconscious HAMPTON Aug Dov ey 14 year old son of Mr and Mrs H A Dovey war seriously in jured at noon today when hfi Jumped off a threshing machine separator on which ho had caught a rido into the path of an automo bile The car threw him back against the separator and he received deep cuts in the head which left him in a semiconscious condition Physi cians at the Lutheran hospital where the boy was taken expressed the fear that he might be suffering from internal injuries He had been operated on for appendicitis ualy two weekn ago The accident occurred on high way 65 near the Milwaukee and St Louis viaduct The car wss driven by a traveling salesman FATHER THINKS SON WAS SLAIN Says Robbers Who Killed Tipton Vigilante Stole His Auto PHILADELPHIA Pa Aug 11 M Mercer an official of the Hudson Seal company here said today he believed bandits killed his son John M Mercer and stole his automobile which was found near Tipton after the slaying of R G Sproat last Friday Mercers said his son who is 20 years old left here July for a months vacation in Canada and the middle west He was employed as n fur salesman and had taken plenty of money for the trip His father has had no word from him since his departure He ridi culed the idea that his son might be a member of the bandit gang say ing he was of a contented and home loving type and that he liked his work Iowa officials have been seeking young Mercer to learn how his car came into the possession of the ban dits Atlantic Grandstand Replaced ATLANTIC Aug 11 INS Construction work has been started on the new Cass County Fail grounds grandstand here replacing the old one which was destroyed by fire Aug 2 The new structure will be 170 feet long and will seal between 3500 and 4000 persons Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Aug see where one of these young boy tree sitters has just passed his 500 houri sitting In a trea top a Thereis good deal of discussion an what ta do with a civiliza tion that pro ducer prodigies liko that Why wouldnt it be a good idea to take their ladder away from them and leave emup there Pretty near all of ua out here In California during these hard times aro selling our homes And they tear em down and put in these premature golf courses You cant sell for much But they give you a free ticket to play The jails are putting em in now to get prisoners minds off mutiny Yours WILI ROGERS FIVE LIVES ARE LOST WHEN FIRE RAZES COTTAGE Two Others Are Badly Injured in Tennessee Blaze TOHNSON CITY Tenn Aug 11 J persons were burned to death and two others suffered serious injuries in a fire that de stroyed a six room cottage located in an amusement park near here early today The dead are Mrs Hugh Lee Witt 25 her two children Hugh Lee Witt Jr 2 and Marie Witt 3 Iva Witt 16 her brotherinlaw and Paul Reeder 25 an employe at the park Hugh Lee Witt 2G and his father Charles Witt 50 were taken to a hospital in a serious condition Charles Witt had concessions at the park known as Coxs lake and Hugh Lee Witt had charge of fire works displays Officers investigated to determine whether fireworks had been stored in the cottage The fire occurred about daylight and the victims were burned in their beds TROOPS RUSHED TO QUELL RIOT Moslems and Hindus Engage in War 20 Killed in Battle KARACHI India Aug 11 Delayed by troops have been rushed to the Mofussil district of Sind to deal with serious lawlessness arising out of commun al tension or trouble between Hindus and Moslems Recent fighting in the Sind has taken a death toll of at least 20 and injured three hundred or more Troops were moved into Sukkur Aug 6 after 12 persons had been killed and 150 injured in one fight alone While the situation is tense over most of the area conditions are quiet in Sukkur where the trouble originated The word Mofusail is the Indian term applied to rural districts re mote from large towns Streets of Colorado Town Are Inundatec LYONS Colo Aug 11 cloudburst transformed the north and south St Vrain rivers into rag ing floods yesterday imperiling motorists in mountain canyons wesi of hercT The streams flow along ar teries of travel to Estcs Nntlona park Hundreds of motorists wert marooned for hours TROOPS TAKE HAND IN MARION LYNCHING Less Than 50 Hours Left for Record St Louis Endurance Flyers Up 504 Hours ST LOUIS Aug 11 Less than 50 hours separated Dale Jack son and Forest OBrine from a new worlds endurance refueling flight record as they began their fourth week aloft here today At a m C S T Jackson and OBrine had been in the air 001 their motor was running smoothly If they are still up Wed nesday they will pass the record of 554 hours set by the Hunter brothers at Chicago last month Field attaches said they could detect nothing wrong with the mo tor as the plane soared above Lam bertSt Louis field Jackson yes Tiirn to THRO I Column 01 WEATHER MAN Says Light Rains May or May Not Up Drouht WASHINGTON Aug 1 T weather bureau today Arrival of units of the Indiana national guard sit Miirlon Ind scene ot the lynching of two Negroes ac cused of the fatal shooting oE Claude Dccter 23 Fair mount Ind youth anil a criminal attack on his jirl companion Aliss Mary Hull inset above has brot comuuratlvii quiet to theIndiana city in turmoil since the storming of jail and the lynching Vlioto above shows groups of citizens before the jail and inset left William Miller prison who defied the mob and refused tohand over the keys of the cells in which tho doomed men imprisoned Burns to Death at Algona 9 Bombs Are Dropped on Mining Town Section Torn by Labor Troubles Damage Small PROVIDENCE Ky Aug 1 nt airplane dropped today bombs into this coal mining section torn by labor troubles for several months The bombs estimated at nine in number created intense excitement but injured no one and did no prop erty damage The machine containing two men and described as an orange colored monoplane appeared about i a m It approached Providence at about 2000 feet coming from the direc tion of Illinois The first bomb struck near Clay City a few miles north of here Then the machine dived towards Providence and re leased two bombs Columns of stone and dust rose from a field AFRIDI SEEKING Trying to Persuade Other Tribes to Join in Attack By TAMES I HOWE Associated Trass Correspondent BOMBAY Aug It fierce Afridi tribesmen who are menacing the northwestern frontier area apparently are endeavoring to persuade neighboring tribes to join them in attacking Peshawar and other stategic frontier towns Their objective has not been made clear however since the news re ceived here is very scanty and ap parently is delayed or held up alto gether by censorship Observers cannot understand why a few thousand Afridisarmed only with rifles would deliberately go against thousands of regular Brit ish forces using planes and all the other modern accoutrements of war unless they are spurred on by the hope of neighboring mountain rribes joining them Some persons believe that their efforts may be in some way connect ed with a revolt of their tribal brothers against Nadir Shah king of Afghanistan CARRYING ON FOR DRLULU Dr Logan Clendcning Hes a family doctor whose practice extends over the en tire nation for thousands American families find the an swers to their health problems in his daily articles on Diet and Health He writes authori tatively being one of the most distinguished physicians in the nation Professor if medicine n the University of Kansas au thor of The Human Body and many medical texts and a gen eral practitioner in active daily attendance at bedsides EVERY DAY IN THE GLOKEGAZETTE Woman Sets Fire to Her Clothing OF Al SMITH TO OVERPRICES South to Have Issues o Two Years Ago Brot Back Violence Takes Six Iowa Lives Over WeekEnd DES MOINES Aug 11 Accidents and suicides took a toll of six Jives in Iowa over the week A score of others were injured The dead Mrs Ida Stephenson Algona sui cide by burning Coroner Knngenberg Davenport itO suicide by hanging Leonard Hcfiner 20 Ute drowned in Blue lake Myrna Stevenson 16 Davenport died in convulsions after being res cued from drowning in Crystal lake Elaine R Synder 20 Cedar Rap ids killed in motorcycleautomobile collision Keith Hinds 1C Leon killed by accidental discharge of gun Services Are Held Mrs Ida Stephenson 32 Algona committed suicide Saturday evening at 6 oclock Mrs Stevenson sent her two children to her mothers house and then took the gasoline out of the car and went to the basement and saturated her clothing She then set fire to herself The body was burned so bailly it fell apart when it was picked up She had been suffer ing from nervous trouble and de spondency Funeral services were to be held Monday afternoon with the Hev Frank H Wpbsler in charge at the Baptist church in Algona Synder died Sunday from injuries received when bis cycle crashed into the automobile of Ben Howell Charles City near Rapids Saturday night Mrs Howell was in jured Leonard Hefincr one of a picnic party had gone in swimming after Turn In Ilicr 2 nriinm II WASHINGTON Aug 11 shadow of Alfred E Smith 1928 democratic presidential can didate will loom large over thre of the four state primaries to b held Tuesday of this week Voters of Alabama Arkansa and Nebraska will have the burninL issues of two years ago brot bad to them indirectly while in the fourth state where ballots are tc be cast prohibition is to figure large in the vote Alabama democrats are to choose a successor to Senator J Thomas Heflin ousted from this years par ty primary because he failed to sup port the democratic prcsidenta can didate two years igo Heflin how ever 1ms conducted a vigorous cam paign for reelection as an independ ent and will be the November op ponent of the victor in the demo cratic primary John H Bankheui of Jasper and Frederick I Thomp son Mobile publisher are the sena torial candidates in the primary It will be the first time in more than 30 years that the democratic sen atorial nominee faces opposition at the general election Two Norris The Nebraska race offers as its chief interest opposition to Sen ator George W Norris who left the republican fold to support Smith in the campaign However farm re lief tariff and prohibition are num bered among the issues in the re publican contest there Norris is op posed by W W Stebbin state treas urer and Aaron Read The Stebbin Turn to INiRp 2 Column 1 main tained its predictions for showers during the week over portions of the drought area Rains were expected for portions of northwestern Minnesota eastern and central North Dakota western South Dakota western Kansna and western Nebraska within the next 3S hours These states however do not need rain so badly as most of the Ohio valley but some alleviation there was expected by Wednesday or Thursday Careful in Ircillcltons The weather bureau officials were areful however to point out that ic showers might not break the rought or might even fail to ma crializc President Hoover returned to the vhite house today from ilia wcek nd visit to his Virginia mountain amp and immediately renewed his tudy drought developments Officials lucked forward to government crop report rtue late to day for additional information on he extent of crop damage Governors Reply Another check at the white house today showed nine of the 12 gover nors invited to a white house con ference Thursday to map out a co operative plan of relief had replied Jirectly they would be present or Tum o 1agrn Z Column 4 Four Are Killed in Oklahoma Collision SAYRE Okla Aug 11 Tour persona wero killed and two njurcd when an automobile collided vath a parked car on a river bridge lere last night The dead are Ralph Burkhalter driver John lartman Misfi Graco Dcei and tiss Winoa Morcland of Sayre Markets at a Glance With a debate arising over the ownership of ihc country around I he South Pole it is reported the ma rines arc reaching for their car News VKTEKANK DAY AT FAIK SPRINGFIELD 111 American Legion bands and drum anil bugle corps in the state are planning to enter tho competition which will feature All Veterans Day at the opening of the Tlinois Htate fair here August Ifi Veterans of nil wars will be admitted without charge on this day Flyers on Way From Tacoma to Tokyo to Resume Their Flight VANCOUVER s car Aug 11 Wark and Eddie Brown Tacoma to Tokyo flyers who wen Corced down here yesterday en route to Whitehorse Yukon territory planned to resume their aerial trip from Latiner airport here today The flyers tolc off at a m P S T Sunday from Tacormt field but air in the gas lines ot their big Fokkcr biplane Pacific Era forced them to land at Van couver airport on Lulu island about 2 p m Vancouver Is approximately 150 miles from Tacoma by air said satisfactory repairs had been made and he and Brown planned to take their plane from Lijlti island to Ladner airport be cause of the longer runway af forded Warks announced itinerary In cluded Fairbanks and Nome Alns and Petrojavlovek Siberia as refueling points enroute to Tok yo The trip outlined from Tacoma to Tokyo is approximately 5400 milca NEW YOU 1C Stocks irregular investment raiin lead rally Bond irregular high grade In vestments steady Curb irregular Ford of England rallies more than two points Foreign exchanges irregular Sterling advances Cotton lower more favorable weather and southern selling Sugar easy increased spot offer ings Coffen higher steady Brazilian markets CI1ICAOO Wheat easy Liverpool and jCxpecteci bearish government report Corn firm bull crop advices and expected bullish government report Cattle steady to lower Hogs steady to higher WEEKS FORECAST Ksiir and slightly warmer in east and north portions Mon iliiy nifjiit Tursday partly cloudy and warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Hi Minimum in Xixlit 4tt At 8 A M Monday lii Figures for like period prulinc at S oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday HS Minimum in Night 4 Rainfall 12 of an Inch Again North Iowa has seen how abruptly the weather man can change his tune Friday night Ma son City was sweltering nfter a days maximum of 93 Saturday night local residents were looking for an extra blanket And Sunday night they had need for two extra blankets ;