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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 19, 1930, Mason City, Iowa H13LON E R HIS MEM A ART DEPIT OF low A DF S MCHNES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home NEXVSPAPEIl TIIAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVES CENTS PERCOPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DEC 19 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 62 Portrait Labor Chief Stewart Sees W N Doak as Genuine Trainman HOUSE PASSES DROUGHT AID k By CHARLES F STEWART SHINGTON Dec 10 CPA Secretary of La bor William N Doak is solid squarely b u i 1 t middlesized man About 501 would say Maybe a couple of years less or a couple more He has thick brown hair with out a streak of gray His eye brows are rather sandy and his eyes are blue He wear g o 1 d framed glasses His photographs give him a glum evpression They do him an injus tice His smoothshaven face is goodnatured and he smiles fre quently and amiably Nearly everyone calls him Bill His name fits him very Doak BILL locks like what he is or was until he became a cabinet mem railroad trainman lifted out of active railroading into a position of official importance in his organ ization He just strikes a fair average He has not the majesty of the lordly conductor and yet he has poise has a finish which the hardhanded switchman or brakie lacks but he puts on no airs An allaround trainman is what Bill is or was HE seems a goodsport His predecessor as labor secretary now Senator James J DaVis of placed him decidedlyin a ridiculous position Jimj the p uddler had a childish aipoltloB to ride as a cabinet mem ber from thf Up Japan Protests Soviet Action at Vladivostok Tern to 4 TESTIMONY ENDS IN MURDER TRIAL Shepard Poison Case Ex pected to Reach Jury About Noon Saturday KANSAS CITY Kans Dec 19 was completed to day in the murder trial of Majm Charles A Shepard accused of pois oning his wife so he might be free to marry Miss Grace Brandon young stenographer Indications were thai the case would reach the jury in federal court here at about noon tomorrow At the end of rebuttal testimony the defense filed a motion for a di rected verdict of acquittal on the ground that the government had not produced sufficient evidence to convict The motion was denied by Judge Richard J Hopkins All witnesses then were excusec and counsel prepared for final argu ments with three hours allotted to each side MOSCOW ORDER CLOSES BANK OF KOREA IN RUSSIA Disagreement May Have Effects of Serious Character TOKYO Dec 19 inter L national disagreement which may have repercussions of a serious iharacter developed today between Fapaa and communistic Russia as a consequence a Moscow order closing the Vladivostok branch of the Bank of Korea yesterday The Japanese foreign office cabled he Japanese ambassador at Mos cow to inform the soviet govern ment that Tokyo considers the clos ng an unjustifiable and unfriendly act and to request withdrawal of he closure order The message also asked that the Moscow government enter into conversations with a view o reaching an amicable settlement The soviet embassy here mean while issued a statement explain ing that existence of the bank there was contrary to the soviet economic p61icy The branch was closed yesterday after examination of its boolts last summer to determine1 if ithad been guilty of exchangeoperationswhich Were Illegal under the soviet laws A fine of 2600000 rubles duties about nominal value was assessed against the institution in connection with the closing 2 Year Old Boy Swallows Foot Rule and Is Unhurt COLUMBUS Ohio Dec 19 Robert Lee Golden 2 while play Ing at his home last night swallowed a foot rule He was taken to St Francis hos pital where the measuring stick was removed and the police took him back home none the worse for the experience AUNT NET By Robert Quillen I didnt like neither one the proofs The one that showed my feet good made my double ciiin show too plain an the one my face looked good in didnt show my best ankle 3rd Day of Hunger Strike Begins for Cedar Rapids Gir ROCKFORD El Dec 19 The third day of a hunger striko began this morning for Helen Shan er native of Cedar Rapids win eloped under cover of murde aoax to Minneapolis with Everet Sapp last week I wont eat until I see him Sapp again authorities quoted Mis Shaner as saying Witnesses however said tha Sapps appetite had not sufferec Sapp father of two children arrested in Minneapolis on charge of larceny of 35 electric phono graphs TROOPS LEAVE SPANISH CITIES Post Revolution Peace Seem Actuality as Martial Law Lifts MADRID Dec 19 rev olution peace and security becam something of an actuality toda with announcements that troop would be withdrawn from severa cities inwhich martial law has pre vailed for the past week At Barcelona the commandin general announced that he would take his men out immediately It was believed that similar action would be takenin other cities Premier Berenbienr had recovered from his illness today and this morning he conferred with King Al fonso Shortly thereafter a police order was issued for the surrender of all arrns by civilians even to those holding pistol permits Meanwhile peaceful strikes con tinued SHEFFIELDS FIRST BANK HOLDUP BY KIRK STUDIO PARSONS PROBES LIQUOR DELIVERY Deputy Administrator Makes Investigation of Local BoozeCases Col G C Parsons deputy Uni ted States prohibition administra tor returned to Fort DodgeFriday afternoon after having made a number of liquor investigations in Mason City Among the matters investigated by Colonel Parsons was the alleged seizure of a case of Scotch whisky after it had been deliveredat the offices of the Northwestern States Portland Cement company Monday afternoon The officer stated that he had not determined upon what fur ther action would be taken by the government Gossiphad associated the seizure with the Northwestern offices but not until Colonel Parsons arrival Thursday night could an official confirmation be obtained Frank Thiede deputy United States marshal Fort Dodge also was in Mason City Friday for the purpose of confiscating a quantity of liquorin vaults of the sheriffs office He returned Friday after noon Lindbergh Puts Out Fire in His Plane Wife Sits Unharmed BALTIMORE Maine Dec 19 7P Charles A Lindberghs plane caught fire at Logan field today as he was about to leave for New Yorlc with Mrs Lindbergh but he extin guished the flames unaided Mrs Lindbergh the former Anne Morrow was in the cockpit as oil or gasoline on an exhaust pipe caught fire apparently from back fire Colonel Lindbergh seized a hand fire extinguisher and put out the flames almost immediately If They Had Some Ham 5 Robbers Could Have Lots of Ham and Eggs CHICAGO Dec 19 they had some ham five robbers could have lots of ham and certainly have the 4ggs A truck driver for a wholesale grocery concern was held up by five men today who drove off with the truck containing eggs and but ter valued at x u THIS picture was taken two hours after two holdup men entfered the Fust National bank of Sheffield Thursday forenoon and escaped with loot in acar driven by a third member of their partyThe view shows the bank exterior with its three officers Reuben Wolf president Melvin Hawke teller and Kirk cashier standing in front of the door Another picture taken at the scene of the robbery will be found on page 9 The cuts were rush from a Waterloo engraving plant by special courier BIG BILLWILL SEEK 4TH TERM Chicago Mayor Would Re build Republican Party in Cook County CHICAGO Dec 19 William Hale Thompson announced his candidacy today for a fourth term as mayor of Chicago The executive made known his intentions to a group of republican ward committcemen who presented a memorial at his office at noon asking him once more to become a candidate at the republican primar ies next February Mayor Thompson vouchsafed his hope to rebuild the republican party in Cook county While he entertained the delega tion another caucus of county re publican leaders was meeting at the call of Bernard W Snow chairman of the county republican organiza tion ostensibly to consider a mayoral candidate other than Thompson or Charles V Barrett who had arlendy entered the lists for the republican nomination Markets at a Glance SHOPPING DAYS TILL NEW YORK Stocks strong rails make wide gains Bonds strong many rails advance point or more Curb firm prices improve slight iy Poreign exchange easy Sterling Koft Shanghai improves Butter firmer Cotton featureless Coffee steady good Brazilian market CHICAGO Wheat firm better export inter est Corn firm rally in southwest markets Cattle steady Hogs stronger Offlccrs Seek Charilon Prowler CHARITON Dec 19 ccri were seeking a mysterious prowler whom the Rev Cfiarlca OConnor one of several witnesses of his appearance the last two days described is barefooted and shab bilv clolhnrf SHEFFIELD LOOT PUT AT Search for Bank Bandits Is Continued by Officers No Clews Found SHEFFIELD Dec check up at the First National bank here today showed was stolen by bandits yesterday morning Offi cials were still continuing their search this afternoon for the rob bers No clews have been discovered by officials J V Anrey and George Atkins of the state department of justice bureau of identification arrived last night and left again today after making investigations Business was resumed as usual at the bank today on receipt of word from the insurance company that the banks claim of the theft would be accepted Activities at the bank were temporarily suspended after the robbery until notified by the insurance company that the claim was accepted Were Not Masked Reuben Wolf president of the bank declared today he was confi dent he could identify the bandits if they were ever brot before him He said he was able to fix the faces of the robbers clearly in his mind They were not masked A report was received Latimer that yesterday morning shortly before the robbery occurred three men answering the ddscrip tions of the bandits accompanied by a woman and driving a Hudson stopped and inquired the road to Sheffield Another report was re ceived from Hampton that in quiries were made there by three men who wanted to know about the banks in Franklin county Seen Speeding Away The robbers were last seen yes terday morning by Dan Edgington and his son when an automobile answering the description of that of the bandits went post their homo five miles northwest of Sheffield Two armed robbers entered the bank yesterday while a third waited outside They ordered the president cashier and teller to lie on the floor Then they scooped up some money from the vault and money from the counter drawer George Stoll vice president came in during the course of the holdup and was to lie down too DICKINSON WILL RUN PATRONAGE Senators Will Divide Stat With Junior Member in North By UADFORD E MOBLEY Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON Dec Repre senative L J Dickinson senatoi elect from Iowa revealed toda that he expects to control senatori patronage in northern Iowa whe he enters the senate next session Dickinson said he had not had formal conference on the subjet with Senator Smith Brookhart bu it had been mutually understooc that the state would be divided geo graphically when the new member replaces Senator Frederic Stock a democrat who enjoyed no patronage privileges during the Hoover ad ministration Dickinson will therefore be in position to give the final stamp of approval to federal judgeships and aUorncyships in the northern Iowa district as well as to advise the white house on other appointments to important federal jobs in the state Novel Experience He will of course not interfere with postmastership nominations READ THIS IT BOLSTERS FAITH IN YULE SPIRIT Generous Contributions Send Total Far Over Murk Sot for Saturday Night Previously reported Girls Friendly Society of St Johns Episcopal church GOO M and P 0 300 D Z Chapter E O Sisterhood 5110 Anonymous 5000 Hormanson Brothers 2500 Hermnnson Brothers Milk Credit 2500 Kiwnnis club SOOO Just Friend 2500 Fortnightly club JOB Mr and Mrs Will E Hall Jr 500 A F H Atlanta Sunday School Class of Cougregu tionnl church 20ft Todays NEW GRAND TOTAL 561485 IF YOUR stock of faith in human ity is at low ebb if youre just a ittle bit hazy about the true mean ing of Spirit of Christmas just take a look at the list above First note the total of for one days giving It will not be necessary however to take notice of the fact thab this is above established for Saturday To dprso would fact that the committee in charge o this solicitation sadly underestimat ed for the third time the generous impulse of Mason City Second note the two appreciatet contributions from Sunday Scboo groups Third note the double contribu tion from one Mason City business house a generous cash donation augmented by one of the same de nomination in its commodity Fourth note the generous gifl from a Mason City service club the first we believe turned into this work Fifth note the 50 contribution from Anonymous And thats what it is Two crisp bills and a bill reached the GlobeGazette office Oitiimn Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec Well the world court blowed up till next December anyhow Papers are call ing it a defeat for Mr Hoover Say I bet you he is tickled to death Its one of those things ho was under obligations tn propose and to get it off his hands this easy why he laughing up his sleeve for the first time in months If there is one thing that it would be laughable for this coun try to try and show the rest of the world how to do it would be to run n court Of all the cock eyed things we got in this coun try at the present time its some of our judges ami courts and justice We get more bandits out on bond than we got people for cm to rob Yours WILL ROGERS LETS PACK THE GYM Remember only five more giv ing days remain and dont forget that benefit basketball game in tltfe high school gymnasium Mon day the Community Christmas sing postponed from that night to Tuesday night so that it would not detract from the success of the benefit game The price will be 50 the preliminary starts at 7 oclock All receipts beyond the bare expense involved in bringing Washington high school Cedar Rapids here will be turned to the Christmas Cheer fund Lets pack that gym COMPROMISE OF 45 MILLION PUT BEFORE SENATE Both Bodies Attempt to Hurry Relief Laws to Hoover Dec 19 Senate and house alike concen ated today on adjusting their dif crences on the companion relief icasures Quick enactment was the oal The house voted acceptance of the ompromisc on for rought loans The senate took up le drought bill as soon as it reached lere with the leadership intent on etting it to the white house By an overwhelming vote the ouse decided to insist on elimina iou of certain senate amendments o the public works bill Howell Irillliustcrs They would make available 51 60000 for road construction in Ala ama and 5500067 in Georgia as as require that local labor be sed on projects under the measure Whether the senate again would in ist on the amendments remained to ic seen Senate action on the interior de partment supply bill was blocked by lowell of Nebraska thru filibuster He held thefloor more than 90 exhausting jthe time avnlU able way to drought loans available by appropriations under the new act which authorizes the money but does not appropriate it Chairman Wood told the house appropriations committee he was waiting to hear from Secretary Hyde how much money would be neeeded at once The house bill to authorize an ad ditional appropriation of 000 for the farm board was reported o the seriate today but Senator Sorah republican Idaho objected to immediate consideration Senate investigation of charges by Ralph S Kelley former field agent of the general land office of regularities in the lease of oil shale lands was proopsed in a reso ution offered today by Senator Walsh democrat Montana Inquiry Asked Samuel R McKelvie Farm Board member asked the senate campaign funds committee today to rnakei fuller inquiry into expenditures on behalf of Senator Norris repub ican Nebraska in the last Nebras ka elections Nominations Confirmed The senate today confirmed the two imcontestcd nominations to the Federal power L Draper of Wyoming and Ralph B Williamson of Washington Both were confirmed without opl position and without formal Consideration of the other noml nations was postponed by emergen cy relief measures Friday morning accompanied by a typewritten note instructing tha the sum be credited to the Christ mas Cheer fund The name at th bottom of the typewrit simply Anonymous O the basis of the clews at hand no even the cleverest detective coul seek out the kindhearted individua who thus exemplified the tru Christmas spirit May his Christma cup be filled to overflowing with th joy he deserves Or maybe it she Doesnt all of this make ynur faith in human Uiridnuss just a liit more firm Doesnt it effec tively refute the claim some times mode that nil of us are dollar Doesnt It brinff homo to you thfi underlying meaning of Christmas Under the circumstances is it too much to hope thatthe 1D30 Christ mas Cheer fund will approach the mark Weve underestimated the generous impulse of Mason City three times up to the present in this solicitation This time stretching our expectations so that we will not again be branded as a poor guesscr All contributions should be sent to the Christmas Cheer Fund Globe Gazette They are turned over im mediately to Mrs T T Blaise So cial Welfare league secretary who will direct the investment of this fund IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Friday night and Saturday Imt sonic cloudiness Slightly colder Friday nlfrltt cv ccpt in west and extreme south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Miixiniuin Thursday 29 Above Minimum in Night 22 Above At 8 A M Friday 22 Abovn Snowfall Half nn Inch Irecipltjilioii 03 of nn Inrh Altho the layer of snow on the ground Friday morning1 was loss Uian 2 inches those who like their Christmas white were hopeful that the remaining five days would be cold enough to preserve the white covering1 even if there are no addi tions to it Thursdays maximum was three below the melting point and the minimum was 10 below that level The oldfashioned woman who paid and paid has a daughter who says charge Times Union ;