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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 23, 1930, Mason City, Iowa ifVMON F R i i Aii T J T Ur lUVA b L ii M O H L S I A North Iowas Edited for the Some I VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 23 1930 NEWSPAPER tllAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION UNITKD PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 65 Sees Need of Immigrants New Yorker Thinks Restriction Idea Overdone LOCAL GIRL KILLED IN CRASH ASHINGTON Dee 23 CPA these times of unemployment it takes a bold politician to ar gue that Immi gration restric tion already has 1 been overdone Cong ressman Samuel Dick stein of New York does so argue neverthe less If the demo crats prove strong enough to dictate at the next session of congress the New Yorker will be chairman of the house of repre sentatives committee on immigra tion which lends added weight to his words pEPRESENTATIVE DICKSTEIN makes it clear that he is speak ing for exactly the right kind newcomers not thugs and racke teers Indeed he is in sympathy with Secretary of Labor Doaks plan to banish the bad aliens he can One of the first acts of Secretary Doak as a cabinet member was to begin an investigation to learn how many imported gangsters there are in the country with a view to de porting them wholesale Which is a farbetter answer to our problem of the foreign born comments DIckstein than shutting out desirables congressman urged only i qualification in connection with Secretary Doaks deportation pro gram He opposes surrendering alien refugees to home governments which want to punish them solely on account of their political Ideas and activities SAnator David I Controversy Over Men Like Morris Spreads Column WOOD TO BACK LUCAS TO LIMIT AGAINST NORRIS lowan Attacks Mellon and CallsLucas Wart ITASHINGTON Dec 23 Vrepublican controversy over whether the party should repudiate men like Norris flamed anew oday After talking about the situation to President Hoover Chairman Wood of the republican congression al campaign committee denounced he independent Norris as con summate demagog He an nounced intention to back to the limit the stand taken against Nor ris by Robert H Lucas executive director of the republican national lommtttee Wood is the first of the admin istration regulars 5n congress to speak out The issue now seems placed before President Hoover but he has said nothing Dispute Preparing Meanwhile the republican inde pendent group in the senate was preparing for a serious dispute Sen ator Norris himself issuedastate nientiaatinight denouncing Lucas arid today Senator Brookhart re independent of Iowa statement saying Secre m LESS THAN NEEDED TO PASS YULEFUND GOAL But Theres Only One Day Left for You to Send Your Donation Previously reported Rotary club of Mason City 5000 Elks Club of aiason City 5000 M D LOO G N Chapter r E O 600 A Friend 500 Just a Mite 100 Social Hour Club 1000 High School Department of Athletics 4730 DES MOINES HOT AFTER BANDITS Epidemic of Holdups Con tinues as Police Round Up Suspects DES MOINES Dec 23 round up of suspects in an epidemic of holdups and thefts in Des Moines over the weekend continued today with nine men and women booked for questioning in connection with eight robberies Late last night a young well dressed gunman robbed J V Gal lagher in the latters drug store of Police raided an apartment house avrested nine persons and seized a quantity of alleged intoxi cants Those held for questioning today were Bill Atwoad 23 Edna Latham 20 D Pery 23 Russell Patter son D E Garland 29 and George Latham all of Des Moines and W W Barton 29 of Conway Ark and Ruth Addison 28 and Helen Mc Givern 22 of Omaha Marjorie Crawford to Wed Picture Director LOS ANGELES Dec 23 Marjorie Crawford 22 year old aviatrix today announced her en to William Wellman mo tion picture director and aviation enthusiast The date of the wed ding was not set as both are await ing final divorce decrees from their first mates publican issued a tary Mellon has no right to set up a republican committee with money to override any republican senator who listens to the voice of the peo ple Robert H Lucas says there is a cancer in the republican party and that it must be cut out He is right But he does not recognize the can cerous part The personal head of this cancerous growth is Andrew W Mellon Brookhart Speaks Robert H Lucas is only a little malignant wart under the toenail of his big personality The senate campaigns funds com mittee which discovered Lucas had financed pa I gn ing some autiNorria cam in Nebraska yesterdp found Lucas had used funds of republican national committee in procuring the loans he made from a bank here to pay for the antiNor ris propoganda Stunned by the furor of the sud den controversy the senate repub lican leadership is watching silently The senate republicans insist the is sue of Norris rights to party rec ognition is not up to themand the are watching the attitude of th president and the national commit Turn o Iaso 2 Column 2 POWER BOARD OFFICIALS FIRED Smith New Chairman Re movesRussell and King From Office AUNT HET By Robert Quiilen i meant to give away that old black taffeta but Pas been ailin lately an there aint no use takin chances Todays Addition16950 New Grand Total92854 THIS is a last call for Christmas Cheer Fund contributions So licitation will be concluded at 4 oclock Wednesday afternoon and 11 donations received between now nd that time turned over to Mrs T Blaise director of the cxpen iture Some speedy action on the part f Mason Citys good lere are lots of them who havent et responded to this im erative The entry in the table above of 4750 from the high school depart nent of athletics represents the net eceipts of the benefit basketball ame Monday night between the Wxjhawks and Washington high of Cedar Rapids The contest was vex cellentarid theioutRpmeJjfavorable or MasonCity But the crowd was ar under expectations The genera osity arid kindness of the school fficials who were behind the pro ect is nonetheless appreciated however Shall We Let It Fall Short The objective is Funds al ready turned over to Mrs Blaise come within of that mark The solicitation must not be concluded short of the goal Additions to the total today are the largest of any day in the his tory of the fund save one A week Ago three sizeable contributions yelped to pile up a aum of It was three generous donations that turned the trick Monday too The Rotary club came thru with a highly appreciated as did the Kiwauis club last week and the Elks club made a like gift This organization has been a leader in Mason Citys charitable activities since its inception and this liberal donation to the cheer fund is in keeping with a fine tra dition Mrs Blaise joins with the GlobeGazette in Its expression of deep gratitude to both the Elks and Rotary Another Rural Club Gives The Social Hour club is a rural organization of the Portland com munity No less than a dozen rural communities have revealed their kindness and charitableness by con tributing substantially to the cheer fund But the question Is WILL MASON CITY LET ITS CHRISTMAS CHEER FUND FALL SHORT OF THE OBJECTIVE WHEN THERE KEHrAtNS ONLY A BIT MORE THAN TO BE RAISED THATS BOTH A QUESTION AND A CHALLENGE All contributions should be sent b the Christmas Cheer fund Glohe azette Solicitation will be con cluded at 4 oclock Wednesday afternoon FOG SMOTHERS ENGLAND SETS 30 YEAR RECORD Only Veterans Recall Similar Tieup of Traffic T ONDON Dec 23 fog thickened by soot and smoke from Londons soft coal burning factories pressed down on out lying parts of the city and for 40 miles around again today hamper ing communications and slowing shipping in adjacent waters to al most complete stoppage It had lift ed somewhat in sections this morn Solution of Great Britains Indian problem may conio with tlio appointment of Viscount Willingdon above present gov ernor general of Canada vice roy and governor gcenral of In dia to succeed Lord Irwln whoso term expires March 1931 Willingdon is regarded thruout the empire as a man of high ability mg Veterans recalled the fogs of 30 years ago before the soft coal nuisance had become so pronounced as being the only conditions of re cent time which might be compared with conditions in southern England during the past few days Post Tied Up The greatest tieup of rail high way air and water transportation in the memory of the younger gen eration has resulted from the heavy evil smelling mists and the postal serviceas a consequence has been totally unable toj cope with the Christmas parcel rush People leaving business j meanaof reaching their suburban homes with trains and omnibus lines sus pended or the services greatly cur tailed Railroad terminals and sta tions were crowded with people with places to go but no way to get there i Vehicles JammeL Hyde park corner presented one of the worst traffic scenes A bril liant flare failed to penetrate the mist more than a few feet Hun dreds of vehicles of all kinds were jammed in longlines which were able to move only a few inches at a time In less congested districts chauffeurs and extra bus drivers walked ahead with flares to light the way for their vehicles The remarkable thing has been that such accidents as have oc curred have been principally of small moment and most injuries have been minor One of the worst here accidents occurred off Gravesend when a ferry boat fouled a buoy in the inky darkness and 400 passen gers were transferred to tugs for the trip ashore Eight persons have been killed altogether within the last day in accidents directly ascribable to the fog Markets at a Glance WASHINGTON Dec 23 licitor Charles A Russell and Chief Accountant Frank V King of the federal power commission today were removed from office in the first executive order of Chairman Smith The action was taken under the terms of the water power act pro viding for reorganization of the commission which granted the in coming commissioners power to ap point or reappoint officials of the commission The notification followed a recent opinion of the attorney general that the new commission could refuse to reappoint officials Shortly before the chairman acted Frank E Bonner executive secretary of the commission and a storm center for some months re signed Reconsideration of tho nomina lions of the new members of the power commission was proposed by Senator Brookhart republican Iowa when informed of the Smith order Chairman Smith said his dismis sal order was effective ns of yes terday and applied to bonner as wel aa Russell and King Internal strife of the past months was given as the basis Stocks NEW YORK Irregular leaders fluctu ate widely on professional opera tions rails soft leaders after reactions supported Not Honored inHomeTown Smyrna Knows Little of Jolly Old St Nicholas ByXIRISCILLA RING Associated Press Staff Writer SMYRNA Turkey Dec 23 Santa Claus ia virtually unknown in hia own home town It was here that Santa or St Nicholas whose name is different In nearly every Christian country tho his spirit is the same in all prob ably was born and it is certain that Yet by only a handful of Amer icans and other Christian foreigners in Smyrna is St Nick honored on Dec 25 To hundreds of thouansds of Moslems that day brings no more hope and no more joy than any oth er Rulnfi of Church Just outside Smyrna in the bed raggled little village of Dembre are the ruins of St Nicholas church There too are the ruins the saints marble tomb where he was buried in 352 A D Thousands of Christians made pilgrimages to tho tomb until Italian merchants 700 years after St Nicholas death car riad his body away to Italy To the Moslem peasants the name of St Nicholas means nothing but they are sure the tomb was that of a holy person They still tie bits of rag on the fallen stones in the hope of fulfillment of their hearts 100000 BLAZE IAZES GRUNDY CENTER GARAGE 75 Autos Burned All Men of Town Fight Flames CENTER Dec 23 Fire today destroyed the Grundy Motor Car company garage with a loss estimated at Seventy five automobiles most of them privately owned were burned The fire was believed to have been caused by an explosion of an oil burner in the basement Only part of the loss was cov ered by insurance All of the available men in the town worked most of the morning fighting the flames At noon they had the blaze under control but it was said nothing except the walls would be left of the garage build ing a one story brick structure valued at Herman Ibling proprietor of the garage estimated his loss on equip ment at He said he carried worth of insurance Only three of the cars in the gar age were saved It was said that many of the privately owned ma chines were unprotected by insur ance pV r Agrocery store adjoining the garage was threatened for a time but was saved largest in Will Rogers BUREANK Cal Dec right brand new senator from North Carolina named Cam Mor rison jumped up before he had even been in the place long enough to talk over prices and deliveries for his Christ mas stuff with the other sena tors They have an unwritten law there that a new member is not allowed to say anything when he first gets in and another writ ten law that whatever he says afterwards is not to amount to anything Another senator was denounc ing a great friend of Morrison from his own state and Morrison defended him He didnt know that denouncing was a senators lifes work He took it serious Tours WILL ROGERS State Highway Aid Fund Ready to Be Split Up V AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES FATAL TO ALICE ROHR Two Other lowans Are Dead as Result of MisHaps MISS ALICE ROHR 23 years oM 551 Seventh street southeast died in a St Paul hospital early Tuesday morning from injuries re ceived in an automobile accident six miles north of St Paul Monday Charles Rohr Miss Rohrs father who was with her received broken ribs and other injuries Joseph Shreder 62 of Sank Rap ids Minn died at the same hos pital Monday night as the result of injuries received in the same acci dent Both fatally injured persons eceived fractured skulls as prob bly did Mrs Shveder widow of oseph Shreder Three other pey ons not including Ihe dead and se iously injured were bruised anil hakeu Ciirs Overturned The accident occurred at ths unction of state highways 62 arid S3 Both cars were overturned and adly damaged Miss Rohr WHS thrown thru a window of a car Miss Rohr who teaches school near Oehvein was on her Christ inas vacation Mr Rohr had called his homehere shortly before the accident to tell his family he would ba home by nignt The garage was the town It was bull in 1916 and owned by John Somers who said lie carried no insurance Ouers suf fered a 52000 loss in a fire caused by a similar explosion last October POLICY FAVORS KILLER SUSPECT Man Charged With Murder of Partner Beneficiary of Insurance CLAY CENTER Kans Dec 23 said today they had discovered an insurance policy exe cuted by L J Baldwin slain last Thursday naming as his beneficiary Lawrence Eigler facing a first de gree murder charge in connection with Baldwins death The policy was for 56000 in event of natural and in event accidental death the offi cers revealed The finding of other policies totaling taken out by Bigler in favor of Baldwin was announced Officers said Bigler confessed slaying Baldwin his partner in stock buying enterprises during a quar rel Thursday night 1 Foreign exchanges Irregular French franc slightly firmer southern selling Cuban support trade buying CHICAGO improved Winni peg market poor cash trade hogs steady ITALIAN PLANES LEAVE MOROCCO Flying Armada Takes Off on Flight Down African Coast KENITRA French Morocco Dec 23 fleet of Italian sea planes which is flying from Italy to Rio de Janeiro took off in groups between 8 a m and 9 a m today for Villa Cisneros Rio de Oro next stop on their trip down the African coast Weather was ideal for flying From Villa Cisneros the planes will fly to Bolama Portuguese Guinea and will take off from there across the Atlantic to Rio de Janeiro Fourteen planes are making the trip down the coast Twelve of them will attempt the transAtlantic flight At the getaway one of the ships developed engine trouble and was owed back into port TBe other 13 ook the air circled over the resi dent generals palace and headec south with an escort of French mill rWkai do MOM want wishes legends Recalled When this little village of Dembre now crumbling and illkept was the great Myra of Antiquity St Paul visited it Beyond the village carved in stone are the tombs of early Christians Turkish goats scamper thru the falling ruins now To the few Americans and other Christian families living in this cor n6r of Asia Minor Christmas brings to life many legends of Santa Glaus It was in and about Smyrna that the fabulous miracles and generous deeds that made St Nicholas tho incarnation of tfie Christmas spirit of giving are said to have taken place of Spinsters Once it is related he dropper three bags of gold stealthily at night into the home of a nobleman whose three lovely daughters could find no husbands because they had no dow ries Thus he became the patron saint of spinsters He isthe patron saint of pawn brokers for haying converted a blasphemous pawnbroker of Cal abria who smashed the saints image because its presence had failed t keep out robbers When St Nick re formed the robbers as well as the pawnbroker they adopted him also He is credited with restoring iu life three schoolboys of Myra had been murdered thus becoming the beloved patron of school chil dren thru Christendom ary planes WASHINGTON State highway departments were notified today that their re spective portions or the 580000000 emergency highway construction appropriation are available immedi ately The federal aid money is to e officially apportioned today by Secretary Hyde The action will make all of the available to the states or use in matching their regular ederal aid apportionments includ ing those for the fiscal year 1932 Nearly Double Capt C D Curtiss chief of the control of the bureau of federal roads pointed outthat to the ex ent that states have plans ready for work the appropriation would mean nearly double that or of new highway con struction He estimated more than onehalf of the money would go directly to labor and that a large portion would go to labor indirectly The government under the plan contemplated in the legislation will carry the full amount of the con struction bills of the states on work done to Sept 1 within the limits of the emergency appropriation Have Enough Work Captain Curtiss said an informal survey Indicated the states have enough work projected to absorb all of the emergency appropriation to gether with a like amount of the regular federal aid apportionments The apportionments to the states include the following Illinois 53400116 Iowa 369 Kansas Minnesota Missouri Ne braska North Dakota ifl298532 South Dakota 973 of highway are James Zahller 40 Thayer and Joe Vargas 8 Davenport killed when his sled crashed into a school bus Truck Swerved J L Kees of Lorimor who was driving behind Zahller said the lat ters truck swerved two or three times and then upset apparently as if the stearing gear had broken Tho mishap occurred on primary road 169 northwest of Thayer late in the afternoon Zahllers neck was brok en The coasting fatality in Daven ort was the first there this wiu er The Vargas boysskull was ractured Howard Ressell was recovering oday from an injury to his back in urretl when a ditcli on a pipe line aved in near Oakland Workmen fter digging 45 minutes rescued whose back was wrenched Charles Harris Author of After the Song Publisher Began to Compose Tunes While Boy CHARLES K HARRIS IOWAS CENSUS Attention is invited to tabIe of the census of the counties and incorporated towns of Iowa printed on Pages 12 and 13 in this is sue This is the first official corrjpilation presented by any newspaper in Iowa pre vious lists having been only preliminary in character This official total population for the state is given as 2470939 against 2404021 in 1920 Weal NEW YORK Dec 23 Charles K Harris 65 who en tranced the nation under the spell of After the Ball is dead The song publisher died at his home yesterday after an illness of three weeks Surviving are the widow the former Cora Lehrberg of Owensboro Ky and two daugh ters Mrs Richard Weil of Chicago and Miss Mildred Harris Mr Harris was born in Pough keepsie N Y grew up in Saginaw Mich Milwaukee WisJ and Chi cago and settled in New York As a mogul of Tin Pan Alley he created a fortune from the publish ing business in late years but wrote no songs comparable to his earlier efforts Music cnarmed him as n boy At 16 he wrote his first ballad Can Hearts So Soon Forget inspired by his first love affair Then fol Turn In Lugn 2 Coloznn IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Tuesday night anil Wednesday Not so cold Tuesday night in the northwest and north central portions Somewhat warmer Wednesday except in the extreme portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 22 Above Minimum tn Night 7 AFove At 8 A MTuesday Above Ideal Christmas on ground crisp temperature sua shining brightly That in brief is Tuesday Only three nights this month have been chillier than Mon day nignt ;