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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 16, 1930, Mason City, Iowa tR u I S 11 EM A ART 0 L P T OF I 0 A OSS MO I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DEC 161930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 59 Plight Due to Advice Hoover 100 Per Cent Alienated Says Stewart areas learned By CHABLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 16 CPA break be tween President Hoover and the United States senate is too ut ter to be exag gerated if it is as bad asit appears on paper One hundred per cent cannot be overstated M r Hoover asked congress to vote 000 relief to the countrys drought parched or storm stricken farm that certain law makers were planning to boost the total to accordingly is sued his celebrated handout to the newspapers to the effect that all those lending aid to financial allow ances exceeding his recommenda tionswere playing politics at the expense of human misery Two hourslater the senate voted without one dissenting a democrats not an in surgents not a republicans WHAT the senate did it did de liberately No senator was in the slightest doubt as to the presidents wishes The president did not say that at the time he broadcasthis handout all the senators were playing poli tics at the expense of human mis ery They had not voted then hence he had no way of knowing to Turn to Vage 7 Column DEMOCRATS RECESS WHISKY SEIZED OFFICERS IN Rebel Strikers Clash With Spanish Forces FLYER EXPLAINS SAYS WIFE HAD NARCOTIC HABIT Major Shepard Takes Stand KANSAS CITY1 Kans Dec 16 Charles A Shepard tes tified today in his trial for the al leged poison murder of his wife that Mrs Shepard was a victim of alco holism and narcotjcs was marose arid had expressed fears of becom ing insane In taking the witness stand in his own defense the army medical offi cer who is charged with having poi soned his wife so he would be free to wed Miss Grace Brandon young San Antonio stenographer related a story of futile efforts to break his wife of the liquor Jiabit which he said had marred their life from the time of their honeymoon in 1916 His was the first mention in the trial of narcotics Shepard testified that he discov ered a few months before Mrs Shepards death at Fort Riley aKns in June 1929 that she was using narcotics Arthur Robertson Held on Two Liquor Charges TWELVE quarts of Scotch whiskv i was seized by Ralph Schiffman deputy sheriff and Federal Agent R CRelco immediately after it had Been delivered to an establishment on Federal avenue tlonday after noon Arthur Robertson who is charged with having llelivered the liquor was placed under arrest When given a hearing before United States Com missioner Stanley Haynes Robert son waived to the grand jury with a bond of Immediately upon his release Robertson was rearrested on the state charge of operating a motor vehicle improperly licensed On this charge he was taTien before Mr Haynes who presided at the hear ing as a justice of the peace The defendant was released on a bond The officers said the defendant had an Iowa license plate on an automobile licensedin Minnesota Officers said attention to the matter was attracted by the fact that a person suspected of being a representative of a selling agency was seen to be going and coming out of Federal avenue buildings While street gossip freely named Jthe office from which tbe liquor was recovered no official confirma tion of this identification was avail able Tuesday afternoon Boys Burn to Death in Ranch House Fire PORTLAND Ore Dec 1G Gordon and Oran Smith respective ly aged six and three and Velma Seefeld S burned to death near here last night when the home of Carl Seefeld Halsey rancher was destroyed by pet dog died In the room with the children Sentences for Drug FORT DODGE Dec 16 Frank Kellogg of Fort Dodge plead ed guilty today to illegal possession of narcotics He was sentenced to 10 years in the state penitentiary AUNT HET RAMON FRANCO STRIKE TROOPS SHOOT AUTOIST Driver of Car Carrying Rum Fails to Obey Command to Halt DANVILLE Va Dec 16 motorist who national guardsmen said refused to obey their command to halt was fired on and wounded early today as the troops kept look out for cars bearing dynamite into the textile strike area around Schoolfield Guard officers said they found 60 gallons of whisky in the automobile The occupant PIckctt of Forrest Hills N Car was said by the physician who examined him to be dangerously wounded in the back near the spine paralysis of the lower limbs resulting He was b rot to a hospital here for an operation The driver swerved his machine when the order to halt was called out by a patrol shot across the road Major E W Opie of the guarcJ headquarters staff said in a die tated statement Deacon Brown says he aint got no faith in a preacher that aint humble but what he means is that he dont like a preacher he eart boss RED COMMITTEE PROBE HALTED State Department Official Not Allowed to Talk by Stimson WASHINGTON Dec 16 surprised house committee found its investigation of communist activi ties halted today after Secretary Stimaons refusal to let a state de partment official testify at a public session Contrary to public interest was the meat of the objection relayed to the committee by A Dana Hodgdon chief of the departments visa office when he was called to the witness stand He was willing to go on in secret session but the committee refused and asked its chairman Represen tative Fish republican New York to ask Slimson to indicate what in particular he objected to having pre sented publicly Franco Tells Why Revolt Was Failure Artillery Men Backed Out Says Spanish Aviator LISBON Portugal Dec 16 Major Ramon Franco told an in terviewer today tljat he and his compatnotehad failed yesterday in to t Spanl h and establish a republic because the artillery corps after pledging adhesion to the movement backed out at the last minute When the artillery ordered fire against he commented there was only one alternative surren der Nevertheless nothing can arrest the republican movement which will soon swamp Spain In one month a republic will be proclaimed To End Tyranny He said that the object of their attempt was to establish liberty and impose a constitution on the Spanish people which republican ov otherwise no matter which would permit Spain to breath freely 1 wshed out of jjatriotism to put an end to the tyranny which lasted eight years and thats what we de cided to do Major Franco declined to sayshow he had escaped from prison a few weeks ago but said that he had been Hiding in a village near Madrid 1 did not want to go too far away from the government or his majesty ror I knew that a revolution was in evitable Gonzalo Queipo De Llano Y Sier ra general of brigade reputed chief of the revolutionaries and one of the 12 men to arrive here in airplanes from Madrid said that the failure of their plans was due primarily to the rashness of Captain Ferman Calan Rodriqucz who was executed after suppression the revolt at Jaca Saturday Spoiled by Impatience It was unfortunate he said that Galan spoiled everything by his impatience We had recruited men upon whom we thot we could Many Casualties Strike Followed by Famine Threat Royal Palace at Valencia Said to Have Been Bombed LISBON Portugal Dec 16 Reports from usually reliable sources on the Spanish frontier to day indicated that serious fighting had occurred nt Muelya between strikers and government forces with many casualties on each side In Valencia rebel airplanes were said o have bombed the royal palace Famine threatened in a dozen Spanish cities today under a general strike which appeared tobe spread Ing despite the proclamation of mar tial law thruout the country There were serious riots at Santander and those who could were fleeing across the frontier into France Seventyfive thousand troops were mobilized thru the important centers but at Madrid Premier Berenguer informed the king that yesterdays revolution had been suppressed and front the govern ment was in control at all points backed by the support of the people Refugees continued to pour out of Spain thru towns along the frontiers carrying news of wide spread disorder Authorities on International law at Madrid believe that Spain ad hering to precedent wlll make no demand for extradition of Iajor Rjjuon who ihaveJjtaken refuge 1 In Portugal and are Interned at Lisbon In diplomatic circles it was pointed out that the crimes if any of these were purely of a poli tical nature and as such were not extraditable offenses U S TAKES 1ST TEPTO Capone Bodyguard First Government Attack Subject Dec Id gov eminent has stepped into the fight to rid Chicago of its gangster element Tony Mops Volpe bodyguard for Alphonse Capone and ranked by the Chicago crime commission as second only to Capone as a public enemy was the first subject of at tack His deportation to Italy as an undesirable alien was sought Arrested last night by immigra tion authoritieson a warrant issued by Secretary of Labor William N Doak Volpe was taken to the de tective bureau and held in 510000 bonds despite his protest of Amer ican citizenship Almost simul taneously a report became current that the activities of a score of alien gangsters was under sur veillance of immigration authoritiea An old conviction in 1925 in connection with a 51000 000 counterfeit war savings stamp made the basis for the warrant Volpe who came to Amer ica when 15 years old was naturai Turnfo 5 fnlunm HI Asks Investigation of Cuban Relations WASHINGTON Dec 16 vestigation with reference to Am erican relations by the senate for eign relations committee was asked in the senate today by Senator Walsh democrat Massachusetts in calling attention to a manifesto of grievances sisrned by a number of Cubans Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec left New York flat and is headed for Holly wood U hej got a theory that n o b o d y knows what it is or what its all about w there is a halfi dozen com panics here that will buy it and produce it along with these enigmas of our own that we put out His theory is that there is vno space Wait till he sees tha vacant room on some of these golf courses Weil we will be a waiting for him here Hollywood can meet him on equal terms We dont know what his racket Is and vice versa Yours WILL ROGERS STERLING STORE EMPLOYES GIVE TO FUND Total Approaching With Weeks Objective Placed dt 5500 TVIark Previously Reported Mr and Mrs Senior JOO A Medical Friend SOO H W Barclay 230 Unnamed Friend JOO U W Fishheck SOO Sterling Store Employes 7010 Now Total J11ijS22GO One of the choicest gifts that ever fell into the lap of Mason Citys Christmas Cheer Santa Glaus ar rived in the mail Tuesday morning from the employes of the Sterling store Accompanying it was this note The employes of the Sterling havebecome very much interested in your Christmas Cheer fund and at a meeting they decided that they would like to donate this fund to the amount of We are in closing our check for this amount They naturally would be interested in seeing this particular fund de velop into a large amount by Christ mas time This gift and one fromthe Har mony Guild received a day or two ago are the largest ever received by the GlobeGazettes Christmas Cheer fund To say that they are tremendously appreciated is stating it mildly Those who so generously have contributed to these and all other donations should draw an ex tra amount of joy this Christmas tide Thats our hope and thats the hope we venture of every boy and girl who will find a toy In hisor her stocking on Christinas morning all by virtue of this cheer fund Mrs T T Blaise administrator of the fund joins in this sentiment An objective of has been set for Saturday night and already the committee in charge is beginning to wonder if again it didnt under estimate the generous impulse oC Mason City Thats happened three times up to this point in the solici tation Have YOU given yet to this fund Mail your check or your currency to the Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Unless specified otherwise names of donors will be printed in listing the contributions Lets go And dont forget the benefit basketball game Monday night be tween Mason City high school and Washington high school of Cedar receipts above bare ex penses to the fund application for citizenship The papers were subse quently revoked He served a shorl term for his alleged part in the war savings stamp case Local officials meanwhile contin ucd working on plans in the fight against men classified by the Chi cago crime commission as public enemies These included placing Ralph Capone older brother of Al on trial Jan 21 on a vagrancy charge EINSTEIN SAILS FOR CALIFORNIA Physicist and Party to See Panama Canal on Way to Los Angeles NEW YORK Dec Albert Einstein sailed for California early today to continue his research with American scientists The liner Eelgenland will take the physicist and his party to Havana on Dec 19 show them the Panama canal on Dec 23 and leave them at Los Angeles on New Years day touching San Diego Gal on Dec 31 Dr Einstein will pass some weeks at Pasadena working in collabora tion with Dr Robert A Millikan head of the California Institute 01 Technology and visiting Mount Wilson observatory The party boarded the night after five feverish days of activity Contrary to his wishes Professor Einstein was thoroly in terviewed and photographed de livered several addresses twice at tended the opera and kept numer ous social engagements Dr Einstein spent his final day on the Long Island estate of Mrs Lloyd WiltonSmith There he con ferred with Arthur H Fleming chairman of the board of the fornia institute v Cooold From Rockies to Maine Says Weatherman By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS It was coooold Tuesday from he Rockies to Maine Only in the ar south and 011 the extreme Pa ific coast was the weather any hing but uncomfortably sharp Four degrees above zero in Bos on Albany and Portland Me 6 n Montreal 8 in Detroit 10 in York 12 in St Paul 14 in Chicago and Denver 16 in Kansas City 22 in Norfolk Va 30 in Abi ene Texas These 7 a m CST emperaturen all below freezing told the story of an almost nation wide cold wave which reached its nadir with a mark of 17 below zero in Owls Head N Y In the northeastern states the bitter weather was repeated White River Junction Vt recorded 15 be low Northfield Vt 14 below while at Berlin N H and Malone N Y it was 10 below find at Springfield Mass the mark was minus 5 In Canadas maritime provinces and Newfoundland n blizzard yes terday left a cloak of snow CONDITION IMPROVED PARIS Dec 10 able Improvement was found this afternoon in ho condition of former 1residsnt Raymond Folncarc 111 at his home here physicians announced The Hav as News agency today denied reports that paralysis und urae mia were factors in the former presidents illness Attack on Mellon and Meyer Led in House by Garner WASHINGTON Dec Secretary Mellon and Eugene Mey er whose nomination as chairman the federal reserve board is be fore the senate were under attack today in tho house Representative Garner the demo cratic leader said he would provn irregularities in tax refunds thru the treasury if the house authorized an inquiry He joined with Chair man McFaddeh of the house bank ing committee in opposition to sen ate confirmation ot Meyer After McFaddcB said confirma tion would put federal reserve system in international finance Garner said the charges were an in dictment of the administration and of the federal reserve board under Mellon Tried o Mislead The Texan charger that Secre tary Mellon had tried to mislead the public on the amount of tax refunds He said that after Mellon took his 2 BANDITS SLAY THEMSELVES 3 OTHERS CAUGHT Loot of Bank Tossed From Car in Flight CIDELL Hi Dec 16 in a cornfield after a thrilling chase across the state line two members of a bandit gang com mitted suicide a third was wounded and two remaining robbers were captured today on the farm eightmiles north west 61 here The loot they had taken from the Citizens State bank of Clinton Ind estimated by bank oficials at 000 was recovered in a brief case they tossed from their car in flight Shot in Body Joe Walker 32 special deputy sheriff of Dana Ind was shot in the body and seriously wounded as he chased the fugitives near Dana A posse under Sheriff Ernie Boetts of Clinton Ind pursued the bandits across the line into Illinois and finally overtook them north west of Sidell Running out of gaso line a mile from the scene of the capture Sheriff Boetts comman deered another automobile and raced on overtaking the quintet al the Moody farm Jump From Cur With the posseon their heels the robbers jumped from their car and scattered Three fled into a field where they were surrounded by the posse of deputies bank officials and farmers One shot from the posse wounded one of the men believed to be E A Hunter of Clinton or Terre Haute When the officers closed in they heard two shots and found the bod ies of the two robbers near their wounded companion The officers said the pair had shot themselves 116 MILLION AID TO JOBLESS BILL SENT TO SENATE Revised Bill Contains Presidents Power Clause Dec Hi m Tho senate and house demo cratic leadership 1ms decided In oppose any Christmas recess of congress unless thw drought re lief prngrmn 1ms hicu nctntl upon finally Jiml laid Iwfiiro Wie president Dec The conference report on the 000000 emergency public works bill was presented to the senate today and Senator Jones republican Washington said he would ask con sideration tomorrow The revised bill contains the pro visions giving President Hoover authority to use the funds as he sees fit if emergencies arise This had been stricken from the bill by the senate in Scnuln This decision reached tentatively Saturday was assailed in the senate yesterday by democrats Senator Robinson party leader agreed Lo the restoration of this provision in the interest of hastening the leg islation however Chairman Jones of the senate ap propriations committee will report the formal agreement to tha senate He expi eased doubt a yotcjroultf be i C Column IK BANDITS HOLD UP PITTSBURGH BANK Six Robbers Get in 3rd Bank Holdup in 10 Days PITTSBURGH Pa Dec 16 Flourishing revolvers and sawed off shotguns six bandits held up the Manchester Savings bank and Trust company here today and escaped with loot estimated at S50000 The robbery WHS the third bank holdup in the Pittsburgh district within 10 days The bandits covered about 30 em ployes of the bank and of the Su perior Fire Insurance company which has offices adjoining tlio bank and several customers with their weapons and compelled the paying teller to go to vault ami open it The robbery occurred half an hour after the institution opened The bandits were described hs young men Markets at a Glance The conference report also elimi nated the amendment of Senator Couzens republican Michigan re quiring that contractors spending the funds employ local labor and pay the highest wage scale prevail ing in the localities Amendments of Senators Black democrat Alabama and George democrat Georgia making avail able the unexpended balance of appropriations for road construction in their states without the necessity of the states matching the funds also were stricken out Million Adopted Meanwhile the house agriculture committee adopted a motion by Representative Purnell republican Indiana to invite Secretary Hyde to testify on the senates drought relief bill A motion by Rep resentative Jones democrat Texas to proceed with immediate consider ation of the senate bill was rejected on a strictly party vote Representative Aswell Louisiana ranking democrat charged that the republicans arc deliberately trying to delay the bill until after Chris mas Chairman Haugen said the com mittee will meet whenever Secre tary Hyde finds it convenient lu testify NEW VOKK Stocks weak leaders succumb to renewed liquidation Bonds irregular rails and utili ties steadier Curb weak oils lead general de cline Butter unsettled x Foreign exchanges Irregular Spanish peseta strong Sugar lower easier cables CHICAGO Wheat easy weak foreign mar kets Corn weak increased contract stocks and weak cash markets Cattle irregular Hogs lower Lindbergh Buys New Wing Preparing fo Tour South America BURBA NIC Cal Dec 16 Coi Charles A Lindbergh tele graphed Carl B Squier rfirplane manufacturer today saying ho would take delivery of a new wing design to increase the speed of hid airplane Jshortly after Jan I The transAtlantic flyer was ex pected here this week to have the wing fitted on his plane but he said he wished to spend the Christmas holidays in New Jersey After the wing has been fitted Colonel Lindbergh expects to tour South America 7000 Communists in China Capture Kungan SHANGHAI Dec 16 Chi nese press dispatches today report ed 7000 communists had captured Kungan midway between Tsingshih and Shasi near the HunanHupeh border 37 f IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday rising temper nt ure except in tho northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morn ing Maximum Monday Z Minimum in tho night 0 At 8 A M Tuesday II Snowfall Trace The most severe drop in temper ature since Dec 2 took place in Ma son City Monday night nltho the wind was in the southwest Tuesday morning ;