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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 22, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas LY Edited for the Home HIS MEM ART DEPT OF tOWA1 OES MOIMES 1 A VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAI MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DECEMBER 22 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 64 Mill Strike Dangerous Both Sides Seem to Be Near End of Patience By CHARLES P STEWART A S HIN G T ON Dec 22 CPA Vas cotton textile mill strike is drifting into a dangerous look Ing labor strug gle Begun before the end of last September i t has been getting nowhere Both sides show signs of being vnear the limits of pa tience There are two opinions as to whether Govy John G Pollard showed good judgment in sending state troops to the scene of the deadlock Of disorders there had beenal most none up to the time of the militias arrval under Colonel H L Opie Since then several clashes have occurred between strikers and workers who have taken strikers places in the Riverside and Dan River mills Stil encountes of such formidable proportions as jnarked the strikes of the summer of 1929 at Gastonia and elsewhere thruout the North and South Car olina and Tennessee textile areas have been averted thus far THE strikers view is that sol i i diers were in the Dan river region solely for the pur pose intimidatbn and that the irritation of their presence has caused all the troubles which have attended it How the good people of Virginia can tolerate such asituation com mented President William Green of the American Federation of Labor MAJOR SHEPARD CONVICTED TEMPERANCE BEING DEFEATED Personal Conduct Not Up to Government He Says TTANOVER N H Dec 22 Dr Ernest Martin Hopkins pres ident of Dartmouth college in his first public statement on the pro hibition question today declared his opposition to the eighteenth amend ment He outlined his attitude in a let ter to the national temperance coun cil composed of the principal offi cers of national temperance organ izations in reply to a request from the council for a statement of his views In it he said do not see how individuals or organizations whose solicitude is for building up a spirit of temperance can continue either to believe in or to support the theory or the practice of the eighteenth amendment as defined in current legislation Refrained Previously He previously had refrained from making any public statement of hi3 opinion in the belief that to do EO would create misunderstanding in regard to the attitude of the col lege and because he felt that prac tice might eventually show prohi bition to be conducive to temper ance Now however looking back over a period of time in which at least the tendencies developed by Turn to Pago 2 Column TROUBLE IS NOT OVER FOR SHORT CONGRESS TERM Senate Causes Leaders to Worry House on Hoovers Side WASHINGTON Dec 22 ff Hbover today signed the bill appropriating 000 for the farm board Congress enacted tho appro priation It brings to the amount made available from the authorized for the boards re volving fund TITASHINGTON Dec 22 administrations emergency re lief program is now law and con gress is off on two weeks Christmas holiday but trouble signs still mark the road to finaladjournment The tasks disposed of last Sat urday night after arduous work and bitter debate formed the tion of the congressional program for which peaceful and speedy ac complishment had been hoped Vir tually all obstacles seen a month ago as potential causes of an extra session of the next congress in the spring remain to be tackled Itis the senate that is causing leaders toworry as they count upon the house to go down the line for the administration While the ex ecutive branch of government moved today to put into effect the expenditures for employment ap proved by congress the legislative afcout rfor means r of next steps of the congressional pro gram Ask Assurance Some of the republican senate steersmen are convinced the great est aid to completing the program would be a formal assurance by President Hoover that he not call a special session of thesenate to consideration of world court ad herence From the white house Sat urday came informal word that the President would not ask such a ses sion The accomplishments of congress so far are limited virtually to pass age of emergency public works appropriation the authorization for loans to fanners of the drought states the farm board appro priation and approval by the sen ate of the five members of the new power commission Bill in Conference The billion dollar treasurypost office supply bill is in conference for the second time the senate hav ing refusedto back down on amend ments rejected by the house The interior and agriculture supply measures have been passed by the house but not by the senate and tho muscle shoals deadlock has not been broken The immediate tasks upon recon vening Jan 5 are For the senate consideration of the presidents six nominees to the tariff commission for the house consideration of the vestal bill making extensive changes in the copyright system The emphasis of the leaders ef forts however will remain on the 11 essentialsupply to the extra session situation Considera tion ia to be given also to plans for suspending immigration for a per iod of years in the interests of American labor AUNT HET By Robert Quillen 1 Tiate to spend the night with Cousin Amy She al ways hints about the bath water bcin nice an hot so you feel like youve got to take one whether you need it or not GIRL ESCAPES FROM ASYLUM Committed After Wedding to Bogus Peer Leaps Out of Window WORCESTER Mass Dec 22 Buffum Bramwell who was committed to the Worcester state hospital last Friday following her wedding on Monday to Sir Wilton Bramwell who turned out to be a stewards clerk on the S S Mauretania escaped from the hos pital early today She jumped 18 feet from the window of her private room A nurse entered the room just in time to see her drop Suffers Broken Leg GRAFTON Dec Fretl King fell on the Ice in the yard of their farm home and suffered a broken lee G O P Must Repudiate HERES YOUR CHANGE rVERY penny of receipts above bare ex L penses from the basketball game Monday night between Washington High Cedar Rapids and Mason City traditional athletic rivals will go into the Christinas Cheer Fund i The preliminary between Northwood and jlgg Mason Citys B team opens at 7 oclock The main contest will begin at 8 oclock JK Admission price Adults 50c Children 25c Why not hurry thru with your dinner and see this contest between two fast and evenlymatched basketball teams Help send the fund over the mark Wisconsin Likes Income Tax Lawyers Are Told Question There Is One of Raising Rates Says Madison Attorney MAN RESCUED BY POLICE 3 HELD n iT VJ Rochester Robbers Taken Forced Victim to Drive Car Two men and a woman were captured by police here early Mon day morning after they had held up Leonard Swanlund 25 at Roches ter Minn Sunday night forced him todrlve them away in his new Ford coach and robbed him in bills and some small change They stuck me up Swanlund called to police who stopped to call attention to the fact that a front light and tail light were burned out The party had stopped at a filling station at Tenth street and South Federal avenue to buy gas and sandwiches He had driven from Ro chester but was being taken into the back seat at the time The bandits gave their names as Frank Smith Kansas City Mo Joe T Griffeth and Viola Griffeth botn of Minneapolis Minn Later infor mation received by policeseems to indicate that Ed Smith is Ed Walker 1625 Penn street Kansas City Mo who held up and robbed a man on Eighth street there and forced him to drive them about 40 miles in his automobile before Walker threw him out Walker left the car parked on the streets of Tnrn to PIIRO 2 Cnlunm 1 Theater Manager and Wife Robbed of KANSAS CITY Kans Dec 22 W H Wagner theater manager and his wife were accosted by four men here Tast night two of whom kidnaped Mrs Wagner while the other pair forced the manager to assist them in removal of from the theater safe Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Cal Dec 22 of the best indications that America is a mighty tough nation physically is the fact that they can live on nothingfor over a year til their govern m e n t finally votes funds toi give em em ployment These folks were out of a job all of last year and congress was in session all that time but it looked like they kept waiting along to see if the people would live thru it and they did and fooled the govern ment Yours WILL ROGERS ALGONA than a hundred the bar from eight counties comprising thefour teentb judicial district participated in a banquet here Saturday night and listened to addresses on two particularly pertinent and timely subjects Maj Alvin Ries of MadisonWis lawyer and legislator discussed the Wisconsin state income tax and Judge J E Haycraft of Fairmont Minn urged the establishment of a state police system as the only way to putdown the present wave of bank robberies Judge Quarton Presides Judge W B Quarton presided as toaatmaster and Tim Harrington prominent member of the North Iowa bar spoke Algonas official welcome to the Entertain ment during and after the banquet was provided by the Rusty Hinge quartet of Mason City this being its sixth return visit to Algona In the election of officers at the conclusion of the speaking program Judge Fred Lovrein of Spencer for merly of Humboldt was made presi dentof the district association suc ceeding Luke Llnnan of Algona Dwight McCarty of Emmetsburg was continued in office as secre tary Major Ries In his discussion of the state income tax said Wiscon sin had employed it for 20 years and took it as much for granted as the rising of the sun each morning It isnt a question of whether we shall have an income tax he pointed out Its a question of whether the present rates should not be raised Wisconsin to Boost It In this connection the major pre dicted that the movement to in crease the income tax revenue In Wisconsin from to 000000 which resulted in a dead lock at the last session of the Bad Tum io Page 18 Column THOMPSON SUES COL RANDOLPH Chicago Mayor Asks Million for Alleged Slander by Businessman CHICAGO Dec 22 William Hale Thompson today started suit against Col Robert Isham Randolph president of the Chicago Association of Commerce asking damages A 36 page brief filed in superior court alleged among other things slander The allegation of slander was baaed upon a letter or memorandum given the federal radio commission by Randolph in which he set down his views of Mayor Thompsons prize coupon plan and is alleged to havn called it a lottery SENATOR CALLS NORRIS LINCOLN OF MODERN DAY Says Failure to Throw OutLucas Will Doom Republicans WASHINGTON Dec 22 MP Wade H Cooper president of tho Commercial National bunk told tho senate campaign funds committee today that the 000 loan given to Robert H Lu cas executivedirector of the republican national committee to help fiance tho campaign against Senator Norris of Ne braska was backed by a let ter trom the rriiublican national committee asking tho loan KID KILLER WASHINGTON Dec 22 Senator Cutting of New Mex ico a republican independent de clared today if Robert H Lucas latest statement against Senator Norris is not immediately repu diated by those higher up it means that national republican organiza tion has ceased to exist The statement signed by Mr Lucas executive director of the re ppblican national committee Cut ting said calls on republicans in the name of Lincoln to throw out of thcir party the man whose atti tude toward nationatproblen3Sjria probablymbre closely aibitb Lin coins than that of man in public life today Not on Record Lucas issued his statement yes terday Demands have been made that he be ousted from the com mittee post The New Mexico senator in this formal statement today said the republican platform of 1928 con tained a promise to place agricul ture on a basis of economic equality with other industries He added Sen ator Norris has done everything in his power to live up to this re publican national pledge If in that effort he has had as sistance from any of the men whom Mr Lucas considers good republi cans it is certainly not a matter of record The senate republican leadership remained aloof from the controversy today Works on Reply Senator Norris himself worked on a reply to Lucas who was found last week by the senate campaign funds committee to have helped fi nance a campaign against Norris in the November election The issue of Norris republican ism does not come before the sen ate until the organization of the new senate a year hence Norris vote is necessary if the republicans are to retain control of the new senate A year ago after Norris had campaigned against Herbert Hoover for the presidency the senate republicans declined to take action against him and ac cepted his vote on organization and Norris retained chairmanship of the judiciary committee Failure to Find Work Thot Cause of Suicide SIOUX CITY Doc 22 C A Clark 55 a laborer committed sui cide yesterday by hanging himscll at his home Despondency over failure to find employment was be lieved to have been the motive Everett Haldimnn Kansas City and his girl companion 14 who described him asa killer arc charged with par ticipation in the killing of a filling station operator VENEZUELA CITY ODES DOWN TO iiou want SHOPPING AYS TILL Monte Carlo Riots When Prince Arrives From Paris DOGOTA Colombia Dec 22 UP JJ A Venezuelan insurgent move ment predicted here for some time Is reported in Bogota newspapers to have broken out in the southwest ern part of the country but ttiere is little expectation here of its success Three hundred revolutionaries well equipped are in news paper dispatches to have captured the town of La Batera nearCuciita Colombia killing the civil chief and burning the city hall and public archives The government troops were taken by surprise and were unable to defend the city A communique issued in San Cris tobal capital of the state of Tach ira in which La Batera is situated says that the outbreak was a bandit depredation and was without revo lutionary movement The present government of Ven ezuela is administered by President Tum to rage 2 Cnlomn LESS THAN TO GO AND TWO DAYS FOR GIVING flavo YOU Sent Your Gift to the Christmas Cheer Fund Yet Markets at Glance a NEW YORK Stocks Weak leaders decline under professional selling Bonds Irregular domestics maintain upward trend utilities lead small decline Foreign Exchanges Irregular Sterling firm trade demand easier Brazilian market CHICAGO weakness Cana dian markets poor cash trade Denies Posing as Knight PLYMOUTH England Dec 22 Wilton Bramweil stewards clerk on the Mauretania arriving here today from New York denied that he had posed as a knight in his marriage to Miss Bar bara Buffum at Oxford Mass last week Bramwell insisted in a conversa tion witn newspapermen that hlr Identity was known to his bride who had traveled inthe Maurelaria and knew his occupation He said that he was leaving the Mauretania today and would rejoin Mrs Bram well in America Previously Reported A Friend 100 American Club in High School 500 F D 500 E S S 500 Friend 500 Another Friend 300 Mr and Mrs L R W 750 Mrs C W Harris 300 Freeman Ladies Aid 500 R 100 Four SquareCjass Prcs byterlan Church 100 Anonymous 1000 Novel Club 500 Nellie Keierson St Ans gar 200 GlobeGazette Compos ing Room and Press Room Employes 1325 P J 300 Headquarters Company Mason City National Guards Q13 Todays Total TJ88 NEW GRAND TOTAL rN THE patronage given the bene fit r basketball game at the high school gymnasium Monday night lies the answer to the question Will Mason City make its Christ mas Cheer fund objective o 1GOO tThe hundreds who have not as ye have opportunity their bit by attending this gameYThe admission price is 50 cents all l Neither year books nor compli mentary tickets will be accepted ac cording to announcement by those in charge Monday Even the sports writer is going to have to kick in Everybody Must Pay This is an extra game said Coach Grimsley one just thrown in for the purpose of boosting the Christmas cheer fund We have a maximum seating capacity of 850 and if every seat is occupied we can turn more than into the fund Expenses will not reach more than 575 Four of the contributions recorded above were the result of group so licitation The mechanical depart ments of this newspaper are in vir tually 100 per cent and at a meeting of the headquarters company of the national guards a hat passed around came back with G13 in it The gift from the Four Square class of the Presbyterian Sunday school was de veloped in a like manner And the fourth donation in this category came from the American club at the high school a group of boys and girls headed by Miss Mary Bullock We looked upon this as more or less a duty of citizenship Miss Bullock explained in turning over the gift That is a prime purpose of our organization Were pleased to do our bit Kurol Support Appreciated The Freeman Ladies Aid society has given in other years too Sup port from the rural groups this year has been a substantial help in build ing up this fund and those in charge of the solicitation take this means of expressing their deep gratitude Mrs T T Blaise as director of the cheer fund is receiving a num ber of Santa Claus letters That in fact is what this fund is enabling her to become In the mail bag Mon day morning was a scribbled note from and A expressing grat itude for remembrances receivec last year and expressing in childish simplicity a hope that their mother will not be forgotten Mother says the note is sick in bed and has been for over a week and she needs shoes and stockings and a pocketbook Mrs Blaise is the one person in Mason City best qualified to pass on the genuineness of these requests The fund will not be imposed upon REMEMBER THIS THERES ONLY TWO DAYS LEFT TO SEND YOUR CON TRIBUTION TO THIS FUND THE SOLICITATIONS WILL BE BROT TO A CLOSE AT 4 OCLOCK WEDNESDAY AFT ERNOON Send your contributions to the Christmas Cheer Fund GIobcGo zctte JURY SPECIFIES LIFE TERM FOR WIFE POISONER Medical Officer at Club When Body Reaches Verdict CITY Kans Dec 22 Jit Charles A Shepard was convicted today on a charge of haxT ng fatally poisoned his second wife The jury verdict carrietl a sentence if life imprisonment specifying thai capital punishment should not fce mposed When the jury reported it usij reached a verdict neither the do endant his attorneys nor prosecu tion attorneys were in the cotirl oom Major Shepard with C L Kagey chief of the defense counsel were ocated at p m at the Kansrs City club They entered the courl at p m Nine minute ater the jury filed into the box Sitting Down The army officer was down when the verdict was read He placed his hands over his eyea The Jury had been given the case at p m Saturday The major a specialist in pul monary diseases was portrayed by the prosecution as a criminalwho making uae of his medical knowl edge had removed an xinwantetl wife by use of a slow acting poison which would produce s suggestingnatural illness KuiM Skating Itink Closes RUDD Dec roller skat ing rink which was operated by E E Murphy Nora Springs in tho Charles Zimmcr building hau close 1 i Tdjyffitsbecause he was enomoured of Miss Grace Brandon blond stenographer at Brooks field San Antonia Texas Miss Brandon testified for the prosecution as did army associates of Major Shepard and others con nected with the social and military life of Fort Riley Kans at whic the accused was stationed when the alleged crime was committed The defense attempted thruout the trial to show thiit the major was one whose life had been devoted to humanity and was a victim of cleverly arranged circumstantial evi dence His sole offense if any it was urged was that he had fallen love with another woman Possibly Accidental It brot up in evidence from other army and post associates the possi bility of accidental poisoning from a nouth wash containing mercury he alleged poison or from a disin fectant also containingi mercury which the major had keptin a bag frequently rifled for liquor by Mrs Shepard The wife was portrayed as a hopeless alcoholic Major Shepard will remain at liberty under his 525000 bond court officials said until Feb 2 at which time he will be sentenced formally at Topeka Kans Defense counsel said a motion for a new trial would be filed imme diately and would be heard at th time set for passing sentence Check Shows 41 Lives Lost in Wreck of Ship COPENHAGEN Dec 22 check today counted 41 lives lost in the sinking of the Finnish liner Oberon in the Cattegat Friday night after a collision with its sister ship the Arcturus Wea IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Monday night and Tuesday No decided change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning maximum Sunday 24 Above Minimum In Night 10 Above At 8 A M Monday 14 Above Traco of Snmv In Night Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 22 Above Minimum in Night 4 Above Snowfall l Inch Precipitation 03 of nn Inch Unless there Is some rather hasty melting North Iowa Is going to see a white Christmas The level of snow had shrunk by reason of the packing process from a maximum of 350 Inches Saturday to 3 inches Monday morning But the tempera ture was well below tha melting point and the sun was obscured Dy a thin bank of clouds enough to keep it from getting in tho worU of its direct raya ;