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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas t DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI CENTS PER COPY New Liquor Law More Enforcement Bill May Pass Stewart By CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON Dec 21 A lot of sentiment unquestion ably is back of Senator Morris Sheppards plan to make the courts deal with bootleggers customers just as with the bootleggers them selves It is too soon yet to predict the bills passage with any degree of certainty but at least its chances look pretty fair If beaten it will be beaten by dry votes This goes without saying inas much as the senate and house of alike are dry by from twothirdsto threequarters of their respective memberships TN case the drys divide rather even 1 ly the smallish groups of wets in the two congressional branches may possess the balance of power be tween the opposing dry factions In no other way can they have any voice in deciding the issue Perhaps outsiders will incline to jump to the conclusion that the wets in such an event will cast their strength to a dead certainty against the Sheppard bill This guess would be entirely wrong QUITE a few wets already are openly favorable to the Shep pard proposition Not many are definitelyon record in opposition to it The bulk of them areopenmind zd My own surmise is that more than half of them will line up for the bill Some of the diehards may still be converted It will not surprise me if in pro portion to their number the wets give more votes to Sheppard than the drys mini r 111 Al IN J Il1 IUUJA UAH MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY DECEMBER 21 PRUESSNER MARSHAL Ferry wets do not mean well by A prohibition to be sure Their motive admittedly is to make the dry law so widely deeply and unmistakeably unpopular as to force its speedy modification Nevertheless in order to accom plish thisaim assuming that it can hg at it wilt be icessary 10 pi kick into enforcement as it before in other words they will have to have victims In shoals Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec I always felt there was only one thingthat could possibly defeat Mr Hoovers capable m a n agement of our affairs and that was when he run out of prac tical men to put on commissions and sure enough he is getting short vvri T nnmrno handed Yester WILL ROGERS d a ys commis sion did not have a practical man on it everyone was a college pro fessor Its to find out What haa brot the social changes in our lives here lately Knowing col lege professors he gave them three years to agree on uu an swer I could have told him be fore sundown whats changed our lives Buying on credit waiting for relief Ford cars too many republicans Notre Dame coaching methods and two thirds of America both old and young thinking they possessed IT SEEK CLEW TO ACCIDENTWHICH iwr 3uch a s it never TJRIEFLY Hitherto the wet argument has been that prohibition is unenforce the wet policy has been to make it so as far as possible Henceforward supposing the Sheppard bills passage it will have to be the wets contention that en forcement is their WASHINGTON policy to prove it by making lite Question Eye Witnesses of Crash at Boll ing Field I C C kAlLWAY COMBINE WOULD HAVE 19 ROADS Nations Railways to Be in Few Giant Systems WASHINGTON Dec 21 Nineteen trunk line systems were proposed today by the inter state commecre commission in its long awaited general plan for con solidation of railroads The plan of the commission also provided for two Canadian group ings Five eastern trunk lines would be formerly headed by the Pennsylvania Baltimore Ohio Wabash seaboard and New York Central In New England the Boston and Maine and the New Haven would form the key system in addition co the two Canadian roads treated separately the south there would be three systems headed by the Atlantic Coast Line the Southern railwav and the Illionis Central j Other key systems in the 19 plan proposed by the commission would be the Great Northern Pa cific the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific the Chicago Bur j lington and Quincy the Union Pa j cifIc the Southern Pacific the I Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe the Missouri Pacific and the Chicago Rock Island and The Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific would head the Canadian systems WHEN ITALIAN KING VISITED THE VATICAN Only 3 Hurt in Accident in New York Nearby Vessels Remove Pas sengers After Fevvy Is Struck XJEW YORK Dec 21 A craft rescued 700 Christmas shoppers commuters and newly ar rived immigrants from th e ferry TURN TO PAGE H CJOLUJMN 1 JOICE WOMAN IS KILLED BY AUTO Accident Near Town Is Fatal v for Mrs Lena Holmes 50 JOICE Dec 21 Mrs Lena Holmes 50 who had been in Joiee shoppingand had gone home with a neighbor was struck in alighting from the car at her home by a ear driven by Johnnie Lein son of An drew Lcln southwest of Jolce She suffered concusion of the brain and lived about two hours without regaining consciousness Mrs Holmes was left a widow about eight years ago and leaves to mourn her losa three daughters Pearl Jennie and Charlotte She had been a resident here for many years Funeral arrangements have not been made AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Amy is pure minded but any woman that always steps into a car with the same foot first is cloin it be cause her other ankle is the best one By OSCAR LEIDING Aviator Editor Dec Faced with a mystery as baf flingr as that of ships disappearing at sea the war department searched today for any clow that might ex plain the crash of the giant Fokker airplane that carried a congressman and four companions to death as they started home for Christmas The views of every person at the army airport at Boiling field who had any knowledge of the accident were sought by the investigating board but so far none have been able to tell what made the ship powered with three sturdy motors falter and plunge to the earth Toll of Five As the inquiry proceeded a con gressional committee appointed shortly after the accident arranged to atend the funeral services for Representative William Kirk Kay nor who was starting for Spring field Mass to inspect a national guard unit and be with his wife and six children for the hanging of stockings on Christmas eve when the plane crashed to the ground Those killed him were Capt Harry A Dinger a veteran pilot who had more than 666 hours in the air in trimotored ships Stanley B Lowe the congressmans secretary1 Arthur A McGill who was asso ciated with the republican national TUKiy TO PAGE 8 COLUiVINu FORMER FRENCH PRESIDENT DIES Emile Loubet 91 Ruled Country From 1899 to 1906 MONTELLMAR France Dec 21 today mourned ISmilc Loubet 91 former president who died at p m yesterday He spent most of his latter days sitting at a stove in the village store here smoking a pipe and dis cussing current events in a de tached manner with peasants here about His boyhood ambition was to becomu a farmer He died because his physician said his light was just extinguished by old age In the seven years of his presi dency from 3899 to 1906 he coped with fierce outcroppings of racial and religious feeling the Dreyfus affair expulsion of the religious congregations the Grande Chart reuse scandal murderous strikes and rupture with the Vatican FARM BOARD IN SUGAR CAMPAIGN NEARING CLOSE Expected to Be Completed by Sunday or Monday Morning After a campaign of from SO to 81 days the plant the American Beet Sugar company was making preparations to stop the 1920 run sometime Sunday or Monday morn ing it was stated at the offices of the concern Saturday The harvest this year has gone on with more than the usual alacrity and with weather conditions favor able most of the time the work of digging and shipping the beets mot with little difficulty The sugar content of the beets year was described as stand ard The tonnage handled and amount of sugar made had not been determined HELEN WILLS TO BE WED MONDAY Brown Ensemble Not Wed ding Gown Selected by Queen of Tennis Courts BERKELEY Cal Dee 21 Helen Wills queen of tennis will wear a broivn ensemble not a wed ding gown when she becomes the bride of Frederick S Moody Jr San Francisco broker here Mon day Announcement of the wedding de tails here yesterday disclosed that Wills costume would be of Parisian design with felt hat and accessories to match AH the gar ments were purchased abroad It was also announced that Miss Wills Corporation Buys Grain in Chicago Pit at a Bushel CHICAGO Dec 21 520000000 Farmers National Grain corporation entered the trading lists of the Chicago board of trade shortly before yesterdays close with a cash bit for wheat The price offered was fllS for No 1 hard wheat country run and the figure was 3 cents above yes terdays close Acceptances were to be made today and delivery within 20 days Comingatthe end of a day of bearish sentiment the effects of the bid could not He determined until todays opening That the grain cor poration intends to remain in the market however was seen in an1 announcement by officials that bids would also be made to support prices in other wheat markets The grain corporation will be buying wheat in all of the principal mar kets by Monday they said Coincident with the companys cash bid for wheat came the an nouncement that W G Kellogg prominent Minneapolis grain man had been reained to take charge of the grain corporations grain mar Ket operations Selection of Kellogg who has been under consideration for the post for sometime followd a conference Thursday between S R McKelvie grain member of the federal farm board and members of the corpor ation Will It Hit Up to You Previously Heported 5328 Machinists Local Milwaukee Shops 10 Fortnightly Club 3Vorttitvood FriSnd John Rusmussen O L Miller and Daughter S fan ton Lodge 683 Lad Auxiliary to Brotherhood Kaihvay Trainmen liaymoml Znck 11 A Friend i JLroop No 4 Boy Scouts TWO INJURED IN TRAINWRECK Twenty Freight Cars Are Turned Over in Crash Near Forrest 111 FORREST 111 Dec 21 trainmen were severely injured and abled by a car float Three persons suffered minor injuries The ferry boat was crossing from the foot of West Fortysecond street Manhattan to Weehawken N J directly across the Hudson river Unlike the heavy fog which pie vailed when the liner Fort Victoria was rammed by the Algonqin in the lower bay last Wednesday the weather was clear nnd visibility good The ferry boat was brilliantly lighted Other Boats Anwer In midstream the car float which was being towed by a tug lashed alongside of it drove its prow into the port side of the ferry tearing a hole thru which water poured into the engine room The passengers startled by the impact rushed from the cabins as the ferry boats siren begap to scream distress signals Amid a bedlam of answering nals tugs and other ferry boats converged upon the crippled craft The towing tug held the prow of the car float in the gash in the side of the West Point reducing the flow of water and preventingthe ferry boat from listing Use Search tights As rapidly as they could be man euvered into position rescue craft were lashed alongside and passen gers assisted off the West Point The large electric ferry boat Green ville Kane took 350 over the stem of the West Point A New York HOOVER NAMES NEW OFFICER IN NORTHERN IOWA Manchester Man Takes Place of Klaster Sioux City mASHINGTON Dec V dent Hoover today sent the nomination of Don A Pruessner of Manchester Iowa as United States marshal for the North Iowa dis trict to the senate The nomination was made on the recommendation Tolals would wear no flowers Inaddition to the bride and bride groom and the minister the Rev Lindley H Miller the only persons who will be in Saint Clements Pro testant Episcopal chapel when the ceremony is performed will be the parents Dr nnd Mrs C A Wills Berkeley Mr and Mrs Frederick S Moody and sisterinlaw Mr and Mrs Corbett Moody of Burlingame A wedding breakfast will be served at the Wills home after the ceremony After a wedding tour of two or three weeks the young couple will be at home in San Francisco MICHELSON QUITS CHICAGO U POST Scientist Says Health Wont Permit Continuing Work j at University CHICAGO Dec 21 j Albert A Michelson world famous pysicist who observed his 77th birthday Thursday had resigned as head of the physics department of the University of Chicago Saying he was forbidden by ill health to continue his official post at the university the famous scien tist asked to be relieved from dutv at the end of the school year in June 1930 With Mrs Michelson the scien tist will finish his recuperation from a recent illness in Bermuda Before spring however he plans to go to California to continue experiments calculated to determine more min utely the speed of light i And after that is completed maybe Ill take life easy Maybe Ill begin to think about retiring said the man who has devoted 51 years n scientific research CUPPOSE it were put right up to J you Suppose it had been you in stead of the Christmas Cheer Fund editor who received this pathetic little note in the scrawly printing of a 6 year old girl Dear Sanin Glaus I nm writingto usk you If you will sec that my sister nnd I get some presents for Christmas My father has been dctul for four years and rny mother hasnt any money to buy pres ents for us I would like a doll u doll huggy n set of dishes a loll cribb a dresser a a desk iv pair of shoes a pair of overshoes a cont nnd my moth er needs some shoes and stock ings I am G years old Theres the letter folks What are YOU going to do about it The wants expressed here are lust a bit ambitious It may be that the cheer fund even tho it reaches the goal of will hot be ade quate enough for Adola all that she usks Brft there will be enough at least to keep alive her childish faith in Santa Claus One of the most appreciated con tributions listed above is that from Scout Troop No 4 which meets at Lincoln school under the leadership f George Wolf Two railroad organ izations have donated to the fund and their generosity is also appre ciated The principal requirement now is for speed Theres no doubt that the S500 objective would be reached without effort if only a week more remained are only three more giving days Sunday Monday and Tuesday If you have it in mind to do your t for Ihis project please address your contribution at once to the Christmas Cheer Fund GlobeGa zette Mason City Lets make it 20 merchandise cars were over turned when a west bound Toledo Pcoria and Western freight train crashed haadon into an cast bound train near here today The injured men were I R Smith i engineer on No U eastbound and L P Smith fireman on No 42 west bound The two strings of cars were de railed and overturned by the im pact Both locomotives were wrecked ana flungupside down besiJo the lfn A J i track The crews of the two heavily 111 rV C C 1 Cl G IT T loaded freights were imprisoned in Central tug made fast and its crew TUKX TO PAGE 8 COLUMN I 7 Christmas Shoppers Die their cabs imperiled by escaping steam from the crushed boilers Residents of Forrest formed an emergency rescue corps and brot steelcutting torches to the scene They cut the engines from their trains and ripped the steel plates from the sides of the cars to reach the engineers and firemen The Smiths tho badly crushed were conscious nnd able to direct the work of their rescuers None of the rest of ported hurt not related the trainmen was re The injured pair arc Steamer Is Reported Aground Near Mexico MEXICO CITY Dec 21 Messages today from the captain of the American steamer Venator 626 tons which plies between New Or leans and Puerto Mexico said the ship was aground five miles west of Puerto Mexico and passengers had taken In boats The wireless messages saida gale was blowing and the passengers in the boats wero trying to reach land The department of communica tions intercepted the messages which were to the ships Chicago headquarters and instructed au thorities at nearby ports to rush relief Ship Reported Aground PRINCE ALBERT B C CLARINDA Dee 21 merry Christmas they visionecl as they bought their gifts yesterday will novelcome for the six mem bers of the family of Fay E Glass College Springs truck driver They and Charles dkins wure killed last night when a Burling ton train smashed into their truck as they headed homeward Four Children Die Besides Adkins and Mr and Mrs Glass the dead are the four Glass children Frank 13 Dec 9 Marv fi and Mexa 4 Adkins who had been working on farms north of Clarinda leaves a widow and two children The group had started toward College Springs in a truck with Ad kins and Mr and Mrs Glass in the cab and the children in the rear part When they came to the cross ing apparently they failed to see or hear the approaching train which crashed into the middle of the truck Letters in the clothing Glass and Adkins provided lha only im of Senator Brookhart it was learned at Bruokharts office The senator declined to comment on the reasons Charles Klaster present marshal was not renomin ated for his position PniDssners nomination went to the senate judiciary committee for a report It will lie over there dur ing the recess to Jan 6 and wit probably be taken up by the com mittee the first Monday after thp senate reconvenes i Known as Mkrksinan MANCHESTER Dec 21 Don A Pruessner of Manchester appointed today as U S marshal for the Northern Idwn district is known thruout r marksman and been an instructor thruout the war He holds a commission in the re serve officers corps as major in the ordinance department in which he served as captain during the war Pruessner has been a captain in the Iowa national guard for 10 years and served In both tho quar termasters corps andordiniiice de the state as rifleman having in small arms First word of his appointment was carried to Mr Pruessner by thd Associated Press today and he said he had not had time to determine whether he would continue the headquarters at Sioux City Connected With Bunk Pruessner was connected with the First National bank here for 10 years worked as a national bank examiner out of Kansas City for ieveral years and served as post master here for three years His appointment as marshal came thru an acquaintanceship of many years with Senator Smith W Brookhart of Jovvn whose pupil m practice he was for many vears and tinder whom ho servcil is chief instructor at Camp Perry Ohio and Doming Ga during the World war He succeeds Charles Klaster or Sioux City whose four year ap Jointmont expires Jan D A Louisiana woman it seems is n pretty serious trouble having shot a man who it turned out was nt her York ng 1osf mediate means of identification The bodies were brot here and rela tives at College Springs summoned to make positive identification Truck Scnttcrcil Alontf Trucks Dec The truck smashed am strewn along the right of way with Christ mas presents the group had pur chased left no as to oc cupants conducted a truckin0busi coastwise steamship ness and lived at the edge ot Col Cardena of the Union line was reI Springs Mrs Glass is the ported aground last ight oft Ihe I daughter of John Anderson of Hop mouth of the Ckeena river arul nm kins Mn mouth of the Ckeena river and wns awaiting high tide in thehone of floating off Congress Has Adjourned for Christmas Holidays WASHINGTON Dec 21 Congress adjourned today for tho Christmas holidays both senate and house quitting after brief Theholiday period will end on Jan 6 2 Shoppinp Days1 kins Mo Adkinsparents Mr ind Mrs Tom Adkins live at Elmo Mo 8 Officers Acquitted in Deaths of Rioters BURNSVILLE N Car Dec 21 deputy sheriffs on trial here for death of six man killed ing a strike disorder at Marion N Car Oct 2 were acquitted of sec ond degree murder today The ver dict was returned at a m the jury having been out more than 22 hours IOWA FORECAST Iruhably fnir Saturday night and Sunday soino local cloudi ness not so cold Sunday In northwest portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 7 Above minimum in JNIght 1 Below I raco of Snow The sun had a little better suc cess Friday than on the previous day m its contest with the north west wind The Friday maximum was 4 degrees higher than that of Thursday and the nights minimum was 7 degrees higher The same and frigid contending against each other Sat urday with the odds favoringOld coi WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for week begin ning Dec 22 For upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and northern and central great plains Hismg temperature beginning of week porbably no return to abnor mal cold not much precipitation first of week but probably more or less general period by middle or close ;