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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 17, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home UOMP 1ARLON E R 11 S MEM 4 ART EPT OF IOWA ES MOlNES 1 A NEWSPAPER niAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NB1GHBOKS ME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PERCOPYASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DEC 17 1930 NITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 60 Big Battle in Offing Stewart Talks Over Reapportionmeht Subject This la the first of two articles on congress ion i apportionment By OHAKLES JP STEWART ASHINGTON Dec 17 Congressional ap portionment mfiy sound like a dull subject to the indivilual who wants his vote to count as much as the next mans toward shaping the laws they both must live under It means a lot Let us consider the case of Harry 1i Englebright reelected to the house of repre November from the second district ornia and of M Alfred Michaelson who was beaten for congress in November in the Seventh Illinois district but is serving out the fag end of the term lie won two years ago Englebrights district had 129457 inhabitants when thev1920 census was taken Perhaps it has a few more now but certainly nofmany being in the thinlysettled north eastern corner of the Siskiyou Mt Lassen grizzly bear country The 1920 census population total for Michaelsons district was 560 434 and it is a safe bet that 1930s will be decidedly higher for It is right on the edge Cjf Chicago where that burg has been grow ing fastest lately THERE Js just that much spread i In congressional representation In one place 129457 people have a congressman of their very own In another place 560434 have to get ALFONSO COMES OUT OF PALACE FOR FIRST TIME Drives in Open Carriage to Bolivar Memorial Ceremonies Rebels Overthrow Guatemala President ADRID Dec 17 the Tirst timesince revolution put Spain under martial law King Al fonso came out of his palace today and drove in an open carriage to the Church of San Francisco for cere monies commem orating the achievements of the South Amer ican patriot Simon Bolivar In his own or der he was ac companied by only a skeleton guard and he smiled broadly and waved his arm at the great crowds which waved his pas sage thru the streets It was characteristic of KING ALFONSO Inm to race 4 Column his flair for ignoring danger to his person Berenguer Collapses But General Damaso Berenguer the premier worn by the days and Turn to FBRO 2 Column Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Dec must be an awful lot of factories and firms and in dividuals that have always shown some kind of appre ciation to their folks on Christ mas who per haps this year on account of conditions are not able to do all they would like to and are at a loss just whatto do Wouldnt this be more wel come than a gift Send each one a note and tell em that they are not going to be fired that their position issecure I be lieve that will be a mighty ac ceptable Christmas present to everybody that is on salary It willbeat any present you can send Relieve their anxiety and let them go out and do some shopping of their own and thereby help everybody We are bad off but the world aint coming to an end yet Yours WILL ROGERS FIRE CAUSES HEAVY LOSS IN WEST COAST COLONY Legionnaire Both Hissed and Cheered in Condemning Pacifist LOS ANGELES Dec 17 Characterizing Dr Albert Einstein as a pacifist Dr A D Houghton one of the organizers of the Ameri can Legion has suggested action to prevent the visit to California of the famed German mathematician The suggestion offered Wfore Los Angeles Legionnaires last night brot forth mingled applause and expres sions of disfavor but no action The attack Dr Houghton said was based on expressions attributed to Dr Einstein in a recent New York speech who was quoted as urging men of military age to refuse to fight as a means of preventing war Dr Houghton declared Dr Ein stein was a pacifist traveling in the guise of a mathematician Dr Einsteins theory of rela tivity Is one I dont think much of his pacifism is another the speaker said He is a propagandist against the best in terests of the country The noted scientist is enroute to Pasadena by way of tlie Panama Canal for a visit with Robert A Millikan and other famed American scientists inCalifornia Students Riot in Rumania BUCHAREST Rumania Dec 17 persons were injured two seriously and 18 students were arrested during demonstrations of a crowd of 300 republican students in Bucharest today GOAL NEAR Additions to Cheer Fund Tuesday Raised Total to Previously Reported California Friend 1500 A Friend 100 Santa Claus 100 A Friend JOO Hope You lleach Your Goal COO Mrs H F Heif Meservey 100 Christmas Was Meant for Children 300 Mrs W J Egloff 1000 T A E Club 423 Todays Addition 4125 NEW ISNT it a proper supposition that the Tuesday additions to the Christmas Cheer fund were a bit under par because those who plan to give are going hack for a good Nineteen houses some of tiiem occupied by motion picture stars wero destroyed ns this flro raged thru Mnlibn Beach colony at Maiibu Cal causing property loss estimated at from to Muny motion picture folk nnd their families were made liomslcss Minister of War Is Slain During Fight Military Junta Now in Control Leader Chosen WASHINGTON Dec 17 Minister Reinos of Guatemala was notified by message from his coun try today that the government of President Baudillo Palma had been overthrown The message received was signed by Rodriguez Beteta secretary gen eral of the military Junta described as now in control of the govern ment The message said General Mauro De Leon former minister of war was killed in the fighting yesterday and that tranquility prevailedthere oday General Manuel Orellana a well cnown military leader has been lesignated as provisional president of the republic Only yesterday the American government formally recognized 3enor Palma as chief executive of Guatemala The recognition was in the form of a message from President Hoover to Palma wishing him success in liis new office JUDGE DECLINES TODROPCHARGE UNDER DRY LAW Supreme Court Appeal on Validity of Law Planned NEWARK N J Dec 17 TJ Federal Judge William Ruiiyon hearing his first liquor cuse since Federal Judge William Clark ruled adversely on the validity the eighteenth amendment to day to dismiss a defendant charged 2 BIRDS 1 STONE Dont forget the Cedar Rapids Mason City high school benefit basketball game to be played at the high school gymnasium Mon day evening Dec 22 Save the evening The preliminary game between the reserves and North wood will start at 7 oclock and the main go at 8 oclock Every cent beyond bare expenses will go into the Christmas Cheer fund Heres your chance to help yourself and Mason Citys needy families at the same time AUNT HET By Robert Quillen They cant tell me Tom dont love his wife There aint nothin but a deep an abidin love that will keep a man from lettin his wife know she snores start to put the total over the objective by Saturday night There were some fine and ap preciated gifts But they didnt ar rive in sufficient number Up to this time support for the fund which is designed to add a ray of Christmas cheer in every finan cially unfortunate Mason City home has come largely from organ izations A comparison with last year reveals that giving by indi viduals has not been as great A fact which must impress itself upon all is this There is need for greater funds this Christmagtldd than there was last year or the year before or perhaps any pre vious year The specter of the EMPTY STOCKING which con fronts many a home here must not be permitted to materialize Thats the purpose of this Christmas Cheer fund No gift is too great or too small Every cent received will find its way in one form or another a needy family There will be not so much as a penny spent in admin istration of the fund by the Globe Gazette as solicitor or by Mrs T T Blaise as director of its expendi ture NOWS THE TIME TO ACT Let your heart open your purse Send your contribution to the Christmaa Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City CONGRESS GETS BUSY IN AT RELIEF LAWS All Plans for Christmas Recess Abandoned Says Watson WASHINGTON Dec 17 Congress plunged today into an effort for immediate enactment of relief legislation Republican Leader Watson In formed the senate all plans for a Christmas recess were abandoned pending forwarding of the emer gency construction and drought loan bills to President Hoover The senate was working on the report adjusting differences between it and the house on the 116000000 public works measure The house had before it the drought legislp tion other matters being shoved aside Cut Senate Figure Only a while before the house agriculture had cut the senate 560000000 figure in half and eliminated the provision for loans to farmers for food Secretary Hyde testified in advocacy of both ac tions Deferment of senate consideration of the world court issue for a year was assured by the foreign relations committee which voted 10 to 9 to that effect The senate requested its appro priations committee to invite Chair man Woods or the presidents emergency employment committee o testify on conditions Other re lief leaders likewise wilbbe called Very Close Senator Robinson the democratic leader expressed the hope that an impasse on the drought bill would Tnm to Page 2 Column 4 Air Armada Leaves Italy SHERIFF AND HIS with liquor law violation I am not of necessity bound by the decision of Judge Clark lie said my conception is that the eighteenth amendment has been passed on by the supreme court and is binding on all jurors of leaser jur isdiction Lewis J Tutt deputy prohibition dministrator received a telegram rom Amos W W Woodcock ni ionnl administrator at Washington rging him to prosecute his The telegram read Do not be dis ouraged by decision in Spraguo ase Carry on At Camden Judge John Boyc Avis in the United Stales district ourt also refused to be guideu by he decision of Judge Clark He de nied a motion to dismiss padlockinpr proceedings against UIR Rising Sun Brewery of Elizabeth N 3 FIGHTS REBELS Markets at a Glance This is a recent plioto of General Dumaso Berenguer Spanish premier who has been battling revolutionists and strikers NEW YORK Stocks Irregular covering turns list upward after new lows Bonds heavy domestics sag to new Iowa Curb irregular strong rally fo Iowa early weakness Foreign exchanges firm continued recovery peseta Cotton higher higher cables and trndo buying Sugar higher favorable foreign reports Coffee steady trade support Butter weak CHICAGO Wheat firm fairexport sales and Australian damage report Corn firm small county offerings and rally at Buenos Aires Cattle steady to higher Hdgs higher SAYS WIFE NOT LOVE HIM Major Reverses His Earlier Testimony in Murder Trial KANSAS CITY Kans Dec 17 Charles A Shepard testified on crossexamination today at his trial for the alleged poison murder of his wife that Mrs Shep ard had censed to love him and that his purported statement to the con trary made to federal agents at Denver last spring was an inaccur acy Mrs Max Weinberg of Leaven worth wife of a retired major tes tified she saw Mra Shepard Intoxi cated in Manila and at Fort Omaha Mrs Weinberg denied drinking waa excessive in army circles at Manila and Fort Omaha insisting Mrs Shepard wag the only person she ever saw take a drink on the army reservations She added that while her husband was at the Ne braska post they lived in the city Omaha 12 Ships Take Off for Spain on Leg of Flight to Rio ORBETELLO Italy Dec 17 UP Twelve Italian seaplanes roared away from the calm surface of Lake Orbetello at a m today a m EST and striking into a heavy mist headed for Car tagena Spain on the first lap of a projected transAtlantic flight to Rio de Janeiro Piloting the first of the planes was General Italo Balbo Italian air minister and leader of the expedi tion which in many ways repre sents the most ambitious trans oceanic flight adventure ever at tempted Fiftythree other men comprised the officers and crew of the fascist air armada Rise Into Air From Cartagena the airmen plan o fly down the Mediterranean and vest African coast to a point near 3akar Senegal whence the expe lition will take off on a 1900 mile light across the Atlantic to Natal Jrazil From Natal they will strike out for Rio tie Janeiro It is planned eventually to sell the planes to the Brazilian government and to return lome by ship The planes rose into the air at Q second intervals All headed northward first and then turned westward toward the open sea on the more than 700mile trip to Car tagena There was not a breath of air stirring altho there wag a heavy mist nearly a drizzle The expedi tion expected to reach Cartagena before the early nightfall Cheer for Duce As General Balbo climbed into his seaplane he stood and shouted to his comrades And now a cheer for our duce The men responded with the fascist cry Eya Eya V Turn to Vase 2 Column COMMANDS ARMADA Londons Noon as Night Due to Fog LONDON Dec 17 noon was black as midnight today so heavy was the fog hanging over the city on want SHOPPING DAYS General Italo Balbo com mands the Italian armada of 32 seaplanes on its flight to Rio le Janeiro APPEAL PLANNED i HOLDUP CHARGE North Dakota Officers and 2 Others Held for Bank Robbery MANDAN N Dak Dec 17 A sheriff his deputy and two other men were under arrest here today charged with holding up the Farmers and Merchants State bank of Hurdsfield last Aug 14 when approximately 52000 was ob tained Thqse arrested are Sheriff John Gates and his deputy Joe Wicks of Sioux county Kenneth McDonald an attorney of Fort Yatcs and A R Nord an insurance agent AUT thorities said information from a woman whom Wicks an amateur pugilist is said to have beaten brot the arrests Three witnesses of the Hurdsfield robbery county officials said pos itively identified two of the men LINDSEY CHARGE IS THROWN OUT Judge Orders New Com plaint Drawn but Nobody Signs It conduct NEW YORK Dec 17 charge of disorderly against former Judge Ben Lindsey was dismissed today by Magistrate Dryer The court dismissed the com plaint made out by a police officer charging the Denver jurist with interfering with a religious cere mony when he interrupted Bishop William T Mannings assault on companionate marriage in the Cathedral of St John the Divine a week ago last Sunday Then Magistrate Dryer ordered a new complaint drawn to be signed for a representative of the church and when nobody came forward to sign it be threw the case out of court He rebuked Lindsey however in dropping the charge Soldiers Join Hunt for Man Who Killed 19 Year Old Teacher MARYVILLE MoTDec 17 A detachment of Missouri National Guardsmen joined a posse of civil an officers and citizens in combing bis region today for the slayer of Velma Colter 19 year old teacher who was criminally attacked and choked and beaten to death late yesterday in her country school room near here WASHINGTON Dec 17 An immediate to the su preme court from the decision by Judge Clark in New Jersey yester day declaring the eighteenth amendment invalid will be taken The decision was reached at the iustice department today after con ferences between Attorney General Mitchell Assistant Attorney Gen eral Youngquistin charge of pro hibition Philip Forman United States attorney at Newark Howard T Jones assistant prohibition di rector and other officials At Tremor Time The justice department announ ced that at the proper time the supreme court will be requested to set the case down for early argu ment Judge Clark held the method of adoption of the amendment cori trary to article 5 of the constitu tion From the drys there came predic tions that the decision would be re versed in which they were joined to a certain extent by opponents of the national law Senator Sheppnrd a coauthor of the amendment termed Judge Clarks position untenable and was certain it would be set aside 14 Killed 18 Injured in Collision of Trains OVIEDO Spain Dec 17 Fourteen passengers were killDc and 18 injured in a collision be tween an express passenger train and a freight train near Larobla today The condition of those in jured was said to be serious Chicagos Unemployed Gel Iowa Chickens Free WASHINGTON Iowa Derc 17 tfr of Washington county oday donated several hundred i chickens for shipment to Chicago an food for the unemployed Business men agreed to pay the cost of billing dressing and trucking the fowls Son of Bishop Cannon Out on Bond Charged With Worthless Check LOS ANGELES Dec 17 Richard M Cannon son of Bishop James Cannon Jr of the Metho dist Episcopal church south was at liberty today under bond awaiting preliminary hearing Fri day on two charges of failure to pay wages and one accusation oi issuing a worthless check Cannon surrendered to the sheriff yester day Soviets Plan Strict Control of Workers MOSCOW Dec 17 control of labor within the U S S R was announced by ths central executive committee of the union in a decree published today During the third year of the five year plan according to the decree there will be no changing of jobs by workers technicians am others except with the formal per mission of the authorities IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy local snows Wednesday night or Thursday Not so cold Wednesday night in central and ciist portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for period cndng at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 28 Above Minimum In NJfjht ft Above At 8 A M Wednesday 7 Above A type of weather more season able for the Christmas period than the first two weeks of December has been dealt out to North Iowa this week Tuesday nights mini mum was the lowest recorded since the first night of the month ;