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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1930, Mason City, Iowa r H I S A E M A A fl T DEPT OF IOWA n S MO IM S I A North Iowas Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS ME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 4 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 49 HOOVER ASKS 150 MILLION HulllsThot Outstanding Tennesseean White House Timber Be lieves Stewart I By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Deo 4 J So many men win their way upward in public life on the strength of mere political clever ness which is al together a dif ferent thing from allaround abil ity that one de sires to pay Ten nessees voters an especial com pliment for their recent promotion of Judge Cordei Hull out of the mob ia the house if representatives into the smaller enate circle where he will show more and do them correspondingly more credit They may have rather primitive deas on the subject of evolution but it is the overwhelming cone en pus on Capitol Hill that in Judge lull they have picked a new sena tor of they will have a righ o be proud There is no exaggeration in speaking of It as an overwhelming oncensus either I doubt whethe Is another member of eithe jiouse of congress concerning whosi merits his follow lawmakers expres themselves so completely in unison course the attraction of his per sonality has something to do Witt it He might be equally capabl mentally and yet have plenty of de tractors if he were not so thoroly he is to a degree really amounting to a kind of gen ius THE statement that his qualiflca i tions are away above those of the ordinary politicians should not be taken however as implying that lie is not a mighty efficient politi too On the contrary his comprehen of politics seems to me to sug insight Which can almost Berlin Communist Disorders in Full Swing Again RIOTERS MARCH AND SHOUT FOR FOOD AND WORK 2 Dead Rocks Thrown at ClubWielding Police TYBRLIN Dec 4 t disorders in various parts of Germany which already have re sulted in two deaths were in full swing inBerlin this afternoon in continuation of unemployment dem onstrations A tremendous chorus of we want work and bread and we are starv ing was heard at a demonstration of unemployed at Busch circus held under the auspices of the commun ist party The demonstrators afterwards marched towards the northeastern working class suburbs refusing to dissolve at the summons of the po lice who had their hands full in sub duing the turbulent crowd PoliceWield Clubs Rocks were thrown at the police who wielded their clubs vigorously and fired in the air to keep their as sailants at bay Shopkeepers along the route of the inarch hurriedly lowered their shutters but a number of vegetable market stalls were plundered At Plauen several policemen and DOAK TAKES OATH OF OFFICE FIRE THREATENS LOCAL BUILDING DAMAGES10000 Overheated Boiler Cause of Sears Roebuck Blaze Grand Champ Steer Is Sold for a Pound Associated Press Photo Ihere was confusion for a time at tho labor department In Wash ington as to just who was secretary of labor After William N Doak center went thru tho form of taking the oath it developed that the resignation of Senatorelect James J Davis left was written to he come effective when lie takes senate seat Davis told inquirers Doak had assumed the office Chief Clerk Siunue Gompers is reading the oath r22 KILLED IN BURMAN QUAKE Two Shocks Felt Much Damage Done to District Many Injured RANGOON Burma Dec 4 persons are known to have been killed and n number of others injured in two earthquakes which rocked Burma during the night There was much material damage the Pyu district particu larly suffering The first shock a mild tremor as feltat Rangoon at p m the second at a m was much more intense and lasted much longer A district 150 miles north of Rangoon appeared hardest hit Buildings in Pyu were reported afire today with a number already destroyed and others including the courthouse badly damaged Several of railway line and a number of bridgeswere badly damaged and a score of persons are homeless The MandaJay rangoon mail train should have been in the area where the epicenter of the shock was lo Hcated and fear for Its safety is felt Severance of rail and telegraph communications is delaying accu Srate information of the scope of the damage An unconfirmed report there was considerable loss at rioted smashing windows and tnreatenlng raids on provision stores The demonstration was brok en up with considerable difficulty Leipsic reported nine communists injured in a clash with police in the course of a hunger march One of the injured died In Hamburg a mob Tarn to Page 9 Column E Ibc Tpungoo AUNT MET By Robert Quillen 5 What with vacuum cleaners an skirts that dont drag folks has about got rid o dirt everwhere except in their minds t Sir Thomas Not Able to Finish Talk Aged Sportsman Gets Good Will Cup From U S NEW YORK Dec 4 homas Lipton wag presented a cup or his sportsmanship today But in he middle of his address accepting he was overcome by the heat in he presentation chamber at city nail and swayed into his chair with 3Ut finishing he apologized as he was assisted to his seat I ant read as well as I used to The rest of his address was read for ilm The cup of good will for which thousands of Americans subscribed so he mighthave a token of Amer cas good will In lieu of the Amer cas yachting cup which he has ried so vainly to win with his Shamrock vessels was presented in he alderrnanic chamber aticity hall ay Mayor Walker who with the lumorist Will Rogers arranged the public subscription for the cup Will Rogers who was unable to be present said in a telegram to Sir Thomas You think this is a fine cup Say this is nothing tothe one we are going to give you when you lose the next time Ocean Shores Watched for Bootlegger Ships TIJUANA Lower California Dec 4 armed with rifles and sabres today patrdlled the ocean shores highways and low lands between this city and Ensen ada to prevent unloading ot contra band liquor valued at thousands of dollars said to compose the cargoes of a fleet of ships In rum row off the coast of Lower California MOST OF IOWA GETS SPRINKLE Continuation of Fairly Mild Forecast byBureau DES MOINES Dec 4 sprinkles of rain fell in moat por tions of Iowa today The govern ment weather bureau predicting a continuation of mild temperatures said the light precipitation would continue tonight and probably Fri day morning The outlook however was for no heavy downpour such as is needed to put the soil into good condition for a hard winter freeze Charles D Reed government forecaster said Temperatures tonight are ex pected to vary between 20 and 30 degrees above zero corresponding to the readings last night when Charles City reported 20 degrees as the cold est in the state Traces of rain fell during the night at Sioux City Charles City Dubuque and Davenport with Keo kuk reporting 01 inch All those stations as well as others reported light rains failing this morning Portuguese Plot Is Halted When Bombs Are Taken From Cab LISBON Dec 4 an nounced today that a large quanti ty of bombs and explosives had been seized in various parts of the city and a revolutionary movement in which it was planned to blow up public buildings thwarted A mysterious taxicab gave th police their first hint of the plot The cab was stopped and found t contain a cargo of the bombs des jned for one of the depots of th regolutionaries French Government Decides to Resign PARIS Dec 4 Tardieu government has decided to resign collectively this evening following its defeat in the senate after de bate on its internal and financia policies FIGHT LOOMS IN DENVER COURT Counsel Says Mrs OLough Duress DENVER Colo Dec 4 A loomed today over admissibil ty of the testimony of the states chief witness against Pearl OLoughlin on trial charged with murdering her 10 year old step daughter Leona The states announcement it would call to the stand Capt A T Clark Denver detective chief who directed the investigation of the ilaying hrot the gage of battle from John M Keating defense counsel Keating said he was prepared to contest any statements Clark might make concerning his ques tioning of Mrs OLoughlin on the ground her answers were given un der duress PRE caused by an overheated boiler in the Sears Boebuck and company store 14 First street northwest burned a hole thru the first floor and seriously threatened the building at 10 oclock Wednes day night Damage to stock la esti mated at approximately by F S McWhorter manager of the store The loss is covered by insur ance The fire started in the dried wood of the floor and joists directly above the furnace The wood in the joists and floor has been drying and conditioning itself for the fire for a long time Fire Chief Dan Shire said Wrapping Ignites A shelf loaded with aluminum ware wrapped in paper half way across the basement was subjected to such intense heat that the paper became Ignited and burned Fire broke thru the wooden enclosure around the furnace in several places I was on the verge ot calling out the entire fire force at one time the whole building might become ignited at once sale Chief Shire Residents of the 11 apartments on the third floor of the building were aroused by police In the min iature golf course on the second floor of the building the smoke be came too thick to see the balls Employes Return Three employes of the store Mr McWhorter T W Jay assistant manager ant J W Igou window trimmer had been working in the store during the evening When they left to get some coffee at a neiejh borinc drug store they snirl they thot they smelled smoke byt decided the furnace was smoking When they returned from their coffee about 10 minutes later the Turn to Fncc 9 Coltmn CHICAGO Dec 4 UP grand champion steer of the 1930 international livestock show brot a pound on the auction block today less than a third the price paid for the 1929 champion Jimmy the steer owned by J F McKenny of King City Mo was sold to the Breakers hotel of At lantic City N J Last year the grand champion brot 5825 a pound Four Iowa exhibitors had things much their own way in yesterdays judging F A Huddleston of Web ster City who with his shires won 13 prizes in the show horse division the Holbert Horse Importing com pany of Greeley winners of five prizes in the Belgian horse division Albert H Stuart of Newhall whose Chester White swine won nearly a score of awards and the Fox Chem ical company of Des Moines out standing exhibitors of Tamworth breeding swine Each of these won a variety of championships The Holbert firm showed the grand champion Belgian stallion Huddle stou exhibited the reserve senior champion shire The middle west took most of the purple ribbons in the judging yes terday which was confined to breeding stock and horses princi pally West Virginia landed the only grand championship for the east with the Hereford cow of C A Smith of Chester Markets at a Glance NEW YORK Stocks weak New York Central lowest since 1926 Bonds irregular rails improve Curb heavy leading shares react in dull trading Foreign exchanges firm German mark strong Catton steady better cables and spot house buying Sugar higher trade buying Coffee easy Brazilian selling Butter unsettled CHICAGO Wheat firm strength Winnipeg and decreasing stocks Corn firm unfavorable weather Cattle steady to higher Hogs higher Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec I just got word from a lot of rny friends in Reno and they say that they will give you a guarantee with your divorce that you dont have to go back to him any more no matter what New York does Kind of like a guaran tee title At noon Wednesday in New York they give Sir Thomas Lip ton that cup that you nil so gen erously subscribed to and it was all gold We got the gold from France to build It out of Knute Rockne gets the next one for being the best iked win ner in the world Yours WILL ROGERS FLAMES SWEEP OIL STOREHOUSE Blaze on Brooklyn Water front Starts After Being Halted Once NEW YORK Dec 4 which swept the Pratt works of the Standard Oi1 company on the Brooklyn waterfront early today broke out again thia forenoon after being brot under control once Starting shortly before midnight the flames threatened time to wipe out the entire plant Two hundred thousand gallons of gasoline crude oil arid turpentine and 18 tanks worn destroyed and piers barges a fireboat and a tanker were damaged as the fiery mass poured into the East river Company officials said the loss was between and Fire department officers had said earlier that damage might total a million dollars POISON MURDER TRIAL IS OPENED Jury Selection Is Begun After Major Shepard Pleads Not Guilty KANSAS CITY Kans Dec 4 of Maior Charles A Shep ard 59 year old army medical of ficer charged with the poison mur der of his second wife got under way in a crowded federal court here today Selection of a jury was begun im mediately after defense counsel waived formal arraignment and en tered a plea of not guilty Miss Grace Brandon 22 stenogra pher of San Antonio Tex one of the governments chief witnesses did not appear The prosecution alleges the elder ly army officers love affair with the girl provided the motive for the asserted poisoning of Mrs Zenana Shepard at Fort Riley Knns in June 1929 Six Criminally Insane Roam in New York City NEW YORK Dec 4 in ane criminals one a murderer and another a pyromaniac were hunted n New York City today a few hours after their escape early this morning from the Mstteawan hos pital for the criminal insane near Seacon N Y Shortly after midnight three armed men overpowered four em ployes of the asylum summoned the six inmates from their beds am carried them away in two moto cars Today ifrs Frank Vanderkuylen heard a poundingon the door of her apartment and answered the intru der He said he was her husband one of the six fugitives and de manded admission She refused to unbar the door and called officers but the man escaped This and other circumstances con vinced Kleb and New York police that the men were hiding here The escaped mea include Harry Gordon 38 Rochesters mad butcher sentenced for the slaying three years ago of two busi ness rivals and the wounding of two more Anthony A Alloy 41 listed as a dangerous pyromaniac John F Gambill 23 Joseph Kaylor 35 John G Biggins 30 All have long criminal records The leader of the gang which res cued the sextet was identified by Matteawan guards as a former in mate William Nelson of New York who escaped a fortnight ago after being sent to the asylum for burg lary uon want 7 of SHOPPING TILL CHR1STMA THURSDAY IN CONGRESS SENATE Resumes consideration of Parker Couzens motorbus bill Wednesday Review Considered ParkerCouzens mo torbua bill Passed several nonconteated measures including resolution for inquiry Into short selling on cotton exchanges Campaign funds committee checked up on expenditures in pri mary campaign of Senator Davis of Pennsylvania Conferees on Muscle Shoals dis agreed HOUSE Continues consideration of treas urypostoffice supply bill Agriculture committee takes up drought relief measures Immigration committee begin formulation of immigration legisla lion Military affairs committee out lines its program for the session Appropriations committee drafts state justice labor commerce sup ply bil Wednesday Review Heard presidents budget message read Treasurypostoffice supply bil reported and consideration begun Administration drought relic hill introduced calling for 000 Wet bloc planned contest agalns poisonous alcohol Plan Short Course AMES Dec 4 meter men will convene at Towa State co Icge Dec 0 to 12 for their tent annual short course Instruction i meter testing and repairing will b giver Associated Ircss thoto Mrs C S Beverlclge mother of Sirs J KeithMiller shown with the telegram from her daughter which announced that tho famous flyer was safe in Nassau Bahamas after hav ing been given up for lost on flight from Havana BRITISH AVIATRIX SWIMS TO SHORE lirl and Companion Come Down Into Sea Near Toe of Italys Boot CATANIA Italy Dec 4 Miss Winifred Spooner 23 British girl aviator who was seeking to make record flight from Croydon to lapetown today came clown in the Tyrrhenian sea near the toe of talys boot and courageously swam ashore to save the life of her com panion Captain E C T Edwards Their plane in which they had left Rome before daylight fell in the water about three kilometers from Bel Monte Calabro but did not sink Altho it was still dark Miss Spoon er plunged into the sea and even tually reached tho shore It was deserted and she could not find anyone so she walked a short distance to a small railway station where her appearanco startled rail road employes She wns exhausted but under their ministrations she was revived quickly and told them of Edwards plight Meanwhile Edwards continued his signals and finally attracted atten tion of some fishermen who went to his assistance took him off the plane and drew it to shore The flyers left Croydon Mips Spooner said the flight would be abandoned Both Miss Spooner and Captain Edwards were slightly in jured WOODS SUBMITS BILL FOR PUBLIC BUILDING FUNDS Farm Committee Unable to Agree on Drought Relief WASHINGTON Dec 4 ParkerCouzens bill to regulate the operation of pas senger carrying buses in inter state commerce was recom mitted by the senate today to ite interstate commerce com mittee WASHINGTON Dec 4 ident Hoover today transmitted to congress a supplemental esti mate of for public building construction and Chairman Woods of the house appropriations committee immediately introduced a bill to authorize the expenditure The presidents message read in part I have the honor to transmit herewith for the consideration of congress an estimate of appropria tions for the fiscal year 1931 amounting to 5150000000 for an emergency construction fund to en able the chief executive to acceler ate work on construction projects already authorized by law ao as to increase employment Assures Its Use In my annual message to tbe congress X requested that an ap propriation of from to 5150000000 be pose and this fcirthevft aace of that requestAs1statedin that message the applicationof this money to work already authorized by the congress not only limits its application to work already directed by congress but assures its use in directions the economic Importance of which has already been deter mined by congress This plan also avoids the long delays incidentto selections of new projects by congress and the fur ther longdelays In technical pre paration which new projects would require both of which would render such action of no purpose in emer gency relief of unemployment Urges Early Move I suggested in my message that the allocation of the monies be tween the different authorized pro jects should be made upon recom mendation of a committee of Uie cabinet Such a committeo should comprise the secretaries of the treasury war navy commerce and agriculture and may be established in the terms of tho appropriation or appointed by me The test of the value of such re lief is the ability to pay wages be tween now and the end the fiscal year and I therefore urge that this estimate be given early considera tion RIFT WIDENS WASHINGTON Dec 4 A rift in the house agriculture com mittee widened today in the con sideration of proposals to authorize 9 Column Woman and Three Little Children Burn to Death MONTVILLR N J Dec 4 Mrs Wanda Gurden 27 andher throe 5 June 2 and Jean 1 were burned to death today when fire destroyed their home A defective chimney caused the fire IOWA WEATHER Cloudy with rain Thursday night and probably In cnst anil central portions Friday morn mfr Not much change in tem perature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 28 Minimum n Night 20 At 8 A M Thursday 37 The mercury Wednesday failed to reach the meltingr level in Bpite of the fact that the sun peaked thru the clouds at various times during the day Early Thursday morning a dense fog occurred and when it set tled the sidewalks carried a cover of thin slippery ice ;