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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1930, Mason City, Iowa JIARLON E ft H IS MEM ART DEPT OF IOWA jE S MO 1 MES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home VOL XXXVII FIVECENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED WXHS J555MASON CITY PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES A1X NORTH IOWANS DryQuestion Hard to Miss Wets Vary 4 to 100 Per Cent Says Stewart FER COM ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE M M Dec 20 CPA my humble efforts to the home folks a slant on my idea of the t h i n g s that happen j this town I dodge the over I worked subject of prohibition all I can But how can on the I heels of big con ventions which both sides have been holding here discussing nothing else for days Maybe I should call them war dances rather than conventions Yea Im sure I should The wets have been prancing ana around their camp fire stirring themselves up to a perfect frenzy for a grand attack The drys have cracked the wekiu with their yells of defiance working them selves nto paroxysms of fury to meet the assault THERE are questions of strategy 1 for the rival belligerents to de termine before they start to fight mAt least they ought to be deter mined in advance A force of fighters fight better for fighting in joint agreement I believe all competent military MAHY LIVES ARE Wife Says Adele Ryan Broke Up Song and Dance Team NEW YORK Dec 20 Adele Ryan granddaughter of Thomas Fortune Ryan and part heir to his estate is being sued for 50000 on the ground that she broke up a wedded song and dance team The action was disclosed when crew ui we Mrs Muriel Johnston night club en sank last night in the Cattegat with frtainer petitioned the state su the loss of many lives after a colli preme court for a preliminary exam VESSELS CRASH Men Leap Into Freezing Water as Liner Sinks COPENHAGEN Denmark Dec 20 members of the crew of thij steamer Oberon which Turn to 4 Column e oss sion with the steamer Arcturus ar rived here today on the rescue ship Hengist with the first story of the wreck The ships came together in heavy fog with a terrific crash they said The black gang headed for the ladders on the run When these four men reached the topside the Oberon DEATH IN IQWA Resuk From Auto Crash DeWitt DES MOINES Dec 20 Three persons layin Iowa hospitals today nesr death from injuries and three others are dead the results of accidents in the state yesterday The dead E M Turner ot Chicago for mcrly of Cedar Rapids Mrs 15M Turner Sofia KflSi uliout 35 Chicago Tho injured Jack Langdon 20 Chicago Elna Hcndrickson 18 Chica CTO N Vergil Young 20 St Churles The three killed and Langdon and Miss Hendrickson were on their way to Cedar Rapids to attend an insur ance convention when Turner s au tomobile skidded and crashed head on into a MolineCedar Rapids bus a half mile west of DeWitt Langdon suffered a broken pelvis and possible internal injuries Miss Hendrickson incurred a leg fracture possibly a broken skull and lacera tions Both were in a Clinton hospit al where attendants pronounced their state as extremely grave Young a farmer was in a DCS Moines hospital badly hurt when his arm caught in a corn shredder on his farm Amputation was neces Coroner Morton Lyon of Clinton county has ordered an inquest into the DeWitt mishap v Two Women Hurt in Street Corner Blast WASHINGTON Dec 20 Explosion of an underground gas main at a busy Washington inter section last night injured two wom en and disrupted electrical circuits for more than an hour CLASPS DEAD BABY COPENHAGEN Dec 20 CaptErik Hjelt of the steamer Oberon lost his wife andhis 4 year old daughter when the Oberon sank in collision with the Arcturus whose skipper is his brother Ossi Hjelt Captain Erlkiwaa picked up by Hte lislftni the way to Copenhagen aboard the Arcturus When his rescuers found him inthe water hewas clasping the body of his daughter in his arms She had perished in the icy water preme co ination of Miss Ryan to support her charges that the heiress stole thi effections of Robert Johnston her partner in matrimony and music Decision was reserved Pursued Husband Over a period of four years the complaint avers Miss Ryan sought to lure Johnston from his wife by pursuing him on two continents and showering him with gifts of books perfume liquor and money She suc ceeded it is charged and he now has a luxurious apartment on the fringe of Greenwich village Miss Ryan met the Johnston cou ple in 1926 while they were playing on the French Riviera the complaint recites and followed them to ton Ldoa where they appeared at the tMIghtIife1clubqf which of member Theheiress ingratiated herself with Johnston it is claimed by writing and tele phoning and never missing an ap pearance Registered at Hotel Mrs Johnston declares Miss Ryan followed them on their return to CHRISTMAS TREES START ANNUAL JOURNEY 3 DAYS ARE LEFT AND TO GO WILL YOU HELP Objective of SjlOOO Can Be Reached But Itll Take Some Giving Previously Reported Clio Club Grade Teachers Associa tion Junior College V A Rural Friend We Group Lincoln School 800 Unnamed Friend 1UO Pleasant Ridge Club 100U A Friend ChriB Thompson A G Butters Todays Addition C631 NEW GRAND TOTAL S68116 Can Mason Citys tribe of Good Fellows raise in three days Thats the challenge facing them they send the Cheer Fund to the 51000 objective established for Mrs T T Blaise director of the fund is in a position to know as nobody else can of the needs son Citys financially unfortunate SENATE GIVES IN lOHOySEONAID TO UNEMPLOYED Emergency Measures Ready ior Hoover to Sign XIJTASHINGTON Dee totliiu 20 Congress completed the emer gency relief legislation today Pres ident Hoovers signature alone Is needed to enact into law the 000000 public works appropriation and the authorization for 45OUU 000 for drought loans Unemployment conditions were depicted as requiring more adequate relief measures in the senate debate which preceded final approval of the construction bill there Senators LaFollette republican Wisconsin and Walsh democrat Massachu setts joined in deploring the pill able conditions Senate Gives In Passage of the bill was made pos sible when the senate receded from three amendments in dispute with the house It abandoned the amend ments without record votes whenit became an issue of making the is at Coatlcook station Quebec i ueutiunp em population She believes that a moncy avaUablc before the Christ thousand dollars will go a long way mag recesg toward insuring Christmas happi ness in every home luem iiiw was already down by the stern and N York took up residence near their hotel When they mpved she moved also it is Theplaln her quarter deck was awash Jumps Overboardv It was too late to launch a boat In the confusion on deck men were jumping overboard The four sail ors without even kicking off their shoes slipped into the water astern and found it so cold they were al most paralyzed In the muck and dark they WilKelm Seems Content in Exile she move as tiff also alleges that Miss Ryan and Johnston made two excursions to Boston and registered at a New York hotel Miss Ryan has filed a general de Country Squire Busy With Christmas Plans By WILLIAM W CHAPLIN Associated Press Staff Writer DOORN Holland Dec 20 Former Kaiser Wilhclm of Ger husband she claims so that the might marry the heiress The Johnstons were sweethearts at the University of California and were married in Berkeley Cal in 1923 as the team of Bob and Muriel Chinese Nationalists Kill 200 Communists SHANGHAI Dec 20 AUNT HET By Robert Quillon Tn the muck and darK uiey Johnston iiaa a boat which apparent vorce requested by her estranged iy had broken loose In they Claims so that the climbed unlashed the one oar in the Tuni to 1oec 10 Column LAWWPLEAD IN SHEPARD CASE Fate of Major Accused oil Poisoning Wife Left to Jury KANSAS CITY Kans Dec 20 arguments were com pleted at m today in the murder trial of Major Charles A Shepard army medical officer ac cused of fatally poisoning his wite and the case was to go to the jury this afternoon A recess was taken until 2 p m at which time Federal Judge Rich ard J Hopkins announced he would charge the jury District Attorney Sardius M Brewstcr in delivering a final plea for conviction did not make a direct appeal for the death penalty but argued the government was only doing its duty in asking a verdict of guilty which malce the death sentence mandatory Without a recommendation from the jury for life imprisonment in event of conviction the death sen tence would be mandatory under the law The final defense plea of Harry E Class Denver attorney termed the case against the army officer a fantastic fairy tale misa lAornn 1 about his preparations nlal of the allegations f at the also Sue wherehamakealilB homeap Johnston baa pears perfectly content to be a pa vnrce requested uy ner f5 nmnmimitv triarch in this tiny community v hich is his exiles home Time has softened the lines of his face and his hair like a patchof snow gives a benign expression to his aging fea tures Here at least he is still an im portant figure among the humble peasants who pay him all the defer ence due an ordinary country squire He goes about them with perfect freedom and with only one attend ant strolling about the streetsand SHANUHAl ueu uut nrt nese press dispatches received here looking in toe wmdow to the Krfrn I uttin toTimcj finif dozen snons sc BY GANG BULLET enes receiveu ueic i looiuug m today said 200 communists were mile townshalf dozen shops t in northeastern the village digging planting chop ping and sawing as best he canwith his one good arm The rose garden Is not fenced and the villagers walk ing its paths greet him kindly Attendants are always in the of fing to protect him from the in trustion of tourists newspapermen and others with professional axes to grind but with the villagers he is merely a man among his friends About the brick laid streets of the village and the castle grounds he nan province Fftils to Identify Slayer NASHVILLE Tenn Dec 20 UP Davis of Sioux City failed to identify James Walsh as the slay er of Louis Friedman to whose death Davis was a witness RAIL UNIONS MAY JOIN FEDERATION Proposed Affiliation Would Increase Membership to 3500000 I was glad Cousin Nan nie and the children come yesterday I was plannin ito give the house a good cleanin today anyway Hoovers JVill Attend Episcopal Cathedral WASHINGTON Dec 20 President and Mrs Hoover will at tend the special Christmas service tomorrow morning at the Washing ton Episcopal cathedral Nitti Capone Leader Sent to Leavenworth CHICAGO Dec 20 Nittl a Capone leader was sen tcnced to 18 months in Lcavenwort prison today and fined 10000 afte pleading guilty to a charge evad ing income tax payments Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec 20 has been in session al most a month and just passed he very bills hat President Hoo ver sug jested In th e first hour that t met They couldhave passed em the secorid hour But no that wouldnt give em a chance to denounce a for eigner coming here and reading The Congressional Record would say that the president of the U S was elected solely for the purpose of giving a somebody to call horse thief And the dumb part about it la they have played right into the presidents hands For there is nothing the people believe in any more than some one the senate is denouncing Six months like that and Hoover would ba elected by ac clamation Yours WILL Architect Intercepts Fire as Gunmen Battle Chicago Police CHICAGO Dec 20 mens bullets counted out their tenth victim of the week today and the crossfire of a running bat tle between police and a carload of gunmen a prominent architect was killed Robert S Wallace of Evanston head of a Chicago firm of archi tects swerved between the police and bandit cars on a north side street to avoid collision His car skidded to a stop against the curb and a bullet from the robbers car pierced the windshield and entered his forehead He died instantly The bandits escaped Several hours later a squad en countered three men in a car on the northwest side and took after them When their car skidded the men jumped from the automobile and ran The police let out a volley of revolver shots and Patsy Stefanelli member of the 42 gang fell ser iously wounded in the groin Steffanelli id expected to die Sev en other gunmen and robbers have been killed within the week and two others wounded and captured DONT FORGET THIS Calling your attention once mbre to gains1 gym nasium Monday night Time Preliminary 7 o clock main contest 8 oclock Preliminary Mason City B team and Northwood main go Washington high school Cedar Rapids and the Mohawks Admission 50 cents Purpose All funds above bare expenses go to Christmas Cheer fund Heres a chance to help your self and help the fund at the same time as recess Of the sum 580000000 would be spent in road construction Inland waterways Improvements and pub lic buildings construction win get tho remainder PresiaenVHpoyer Ja The above largest contribution listed is from the Mason City money as he deems necessary it any emergency arises i Piim Holidays Vice President Curtis and Speak er Longworth had to sign both bills before they went to the white house Meanwhile preparations for the congressi9nal recess over the holi days were resumed from the work being done on the senate and house floors n good deal of attention at the capi tol today went to the senate paign funds hearing Robert H Lu cas executive director for the re publican national committee testi fied about his having paid more than for campaign literature above is from the Mason City seelcinithe defeat for reelection ot Grade Teachers association It Is ap Norris republican indepen preciated In itself but an extra value in the gift is the indorsement triven this project by a group of persons who come into daily con tact with the problem which this fund is designed to help solve The generous gift from the Pleas ant Ridge club a rural group is also greatly appreciated So Is the one from the We Group of Lin coln school This check was signed by Ruth Roberts treasurer Dixie Ward president and Mary McDer mott teacher In addition to the cash donations represented in the lists printed each day Mrs Blaise is receiving a con siderable amount of merchandise of one sort or another to help her m seeiiiHg Ltiu Senator Norris republican indepen dent of Nebraska Insane Soldier Runs Amuck Kills Three Then Shoots Himself PERPIGNAN France DQC 20 Senegalese soldier Seenda vho ran amuck killing three per onsand wounding four and then lolding 2000 troops at bay for many hours was found dead a sui cido today He had shot himself in the head vhile all of the garrison at Fprt j Vinnnifrtniy Him UUC QUI her Christmas relief work Among these gifts was one of 42 pounds of Kaffee Hag turned over to her a a day or two ago by the Mason City distributor The GlobeGazette wishes to acknowledge with grati tude these commodity contributions i The fund brot to a finish Dip in Prison Pardoned Wednesday night It is hoped how D 0 P everthat the of th CLEVELAND Dec 0 J0hnPoe 80 on of oldest Man 80 Didnt Want to dresses much like the others around him There may still be signs of pomp and power inside the castle with resplendent uniforms and blaz ing medals but among the people all is simplicity EXPECTZERO IN NORTHEAST IOWA Other Parts of State Warned of 5 to 10 Above Zero Temperatures negotiations have been opened which may load to the affiliation tho major railroad labor brother hoods and their membership of ap proximately 500000 men with the nf T UL1I1 IT Ltw v f convicts didnt want to die m pri son he wrote Curt C Llmlaiier as sistant states attorney ot St Ualv county Lindhauer Impressed by the oli Serrat were beseiging him with bombs rifles and tear gas The maniac and his victims will ba buried tomorrow DES MOINES Dec 20 Northeastern Iowa was warned to prepare for zero weather tonight by the United States weather bu American Federation of Labor it was announced here today The proposed affiliation would increase the membership of the federation to approximately 3 500 000 and is considered by many labor leaders as one of the most impor tant undertakings in the history the labor movement in this country President Alexander F Whitney of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen disclosed the negotiations with announcement of the appoint ment of a committee of three to confer with a similar committee from the American Federation of Labor It is thru the negotiations with the Brotherhoods of Trainmen that labor leaders foresee openings of reiiiwuuufi had by Tuesday night so that Mrs Blaise may do her accounting the day before Christmas SEND YOURGIFT IN CHECK OR CURRENCY TO THE CHRIST j 1 MAS CHEER FUND GLOBEGA mans plea recommended j ZETTE AU donations are immed iately turned over to Mrs Blaise Not a cent is being expended in the administration of the fund Let your heart open your purse ILltfcu o and it was granted yesterday Poe serving a sentence of inu to 11 years from East St Louis for the theft of barber supplies WItai do iiou want FSt e reau and other parts of the state were forewarned of minimum tem peratures of from 5 to 10 above Snow will accompany the general drop in temperature the bureau pre dicted Several Iowa cities felt the first taatc of the approaching cokJ wavs this morning Charles City report ed a low mark of 6 above ami Du aor ea similar parleys with the Brother hood of Locomotive Engineers Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi neers Brotherhood of Firemen and Enginemen and Brotherhood of Railway Conductors Officials of the engineer and of the ffremen and enginemcn said there was no action contemplated on the subject at present The con cd a ow mark of 6 above ami Du on the subject at preset buque 8 above The mercury reached ductors headquarters are m Cedar 12 at Davenport Rapids Iowa SHOPPING DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS Markets at a Glance NTAV VOICK utilities in dc irm second grade rails leaders fluctuate prin cipal Europeans sag weekend cover poor spot demand CHICAGO x bearish Argentine reports weak foreign mar kets hogs liwn IOWA WEATHER Cloudy to partly cloudy Snl unlay night and Sunday Snow Saturday night In the cast and south portions Slightly colder Saturday night In the west and extreme south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fol 24 hour period ending at 8 o clock Saturday morning Maximum 33 Above Lowost In Night T Above At 8 A M Saturday 20 Above Snowfnll J50 Precipitation II nc The weather Friday night was distinguished first by Ihe rapid fall of the mercury to a point only degrees above zero and then a sm dnu upturn accompanied by a brisk snow At 8 oclock about an Inch and a half had fallen and by noon Heamount had grown to three or our inches The flakes were of an xtrcmely fluffy character ideal for FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be glning Monday Dec 22 For the upper Mississippi ami lower Missouri valleys and tht northern and central great plains no extremes in temperature indi cated readings being near normal as a rule probably one or two pre cipatationperiods ;