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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa8 IAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME El VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASsociATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY DECEMBER 24j 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 65 Mob Psychology Washington Warms Up y When Al Comes to Town APPEALS TO RUSSIA v CHARLES P STEWART WASHINGTON Dec ington is blase if ever a city was Runofthe mine notabilities make no dent here People see too many of them Catch a southbyeasterly bound Mt Pleasant trolley car at the right time any morn ing and the chances are that the celebrated Senator Borah will visible amqng the strap hangers Paulina Longworth plays with a dolls baby carriage every day on Massa chusetts avenue Secretary of La bor Davia eats in an ordinary cafe teria SMITH I recently say Mr Hearer himself come down from the senate chamber after atr tending services for the late Senator Warren end only the outoftown rubbernecks in the capitol corridors turned to look at him WHATS the reason then that Al Smith drew crowds which Slocked street traffic when he spenl a few hours in our midst not Ions ago It cannot have been because he wag beaten for the presidency Chief Justice Taft was beaten too besides having actually held itxfor a he waddles about the streets without attracting a inite of atten tion John W Davia was beaten for it he comes here regularly to argue supreme court casesand not one person in 1000 even recognizes him Heaven knows William Jennings Bryan was beaten for the presidency often enough He was considered mighty magnetic also I can re member when he was secretary of state under Woodrow Wilson The populace never tagged him around the capital As for James M Coxs Well ask the average Wash Vingtoniori who i James M Cox ever was and he cant tell you Reveal Plot taiAssassmate Belgian Royal Family PLAN WAS TO HURL BOMBS AT WEDDING TRAIN Young Italian Communist Confesses Details of Plot BRUSSELS Dec 21 newspaper Independence Beige today revealed details of an alleged plot to assassinate members of the Belgian royal family thus to pre vent the marriageof Princess Ma rie Jose to Humbert crown prince of J Italy The wedding is scheduled Jan 8 A young communist named Bler ni from Italy was arrested recently the paper said and revealed to po lice plans to hurl bombs at the tram carrying the Belgian royal family from another train which would pass it on a siding at Milan Confesses Intention Bierul himself confessed he came to Belgium to murder the Italian minister of justice Professor Roc co Police believed him to be con nected in some way with Fernando dl Rosa the young Italian anti fascist who made an attempt against Prince Humberts life on the occasion of his visit here to an nounce his betrothal The newspaper said Italian and Belgian ministers were to have been killed In the event plans ipiy was a r folk They are accustomed to guests fromcon siderably farther away than Man hattan For instance it is but a few weeks since they entertained Premier Ram say MacDonaid of ar rived from a 3000mile jorney Street cars ran right past the Brit l ish embassy as he was on his way into it and the passengers only glanced up from their newspapers long enough to inquire who the guy was that the government con sidered sufficiently important to en i title him to a cavalry escort No no distinguished visitors from far away are no sensations in the national capital either THE official splurge in1 Premier 1 MacDon aids honor was tre mendous to be sure Army navy and marines turned tiiit to greet him feted at the white house sat on a log with President Hooverat the headwaters of the Rapldan There was a scandal be cause Senator Johnson of California was accidentally overlooked among the ultraprominent individuals in vited to meet him Despite all this the masses were with famous per sonages IN contrast Al Smith was given the j 1 distinctly cold official shoulder No one met him at the railroad is no one but a mob of unofficial admir f ers He rode up town in an ordinary i taxicab which dumped him at th eath they prey entedr the wedding Several Demonstrations The Independence Beige is the organ of the liberal party and gives special attention to diplomatic and oreign news The liberal party Is one of the government coalition There have been several manifes atlons in Belgium of opposition to the wedding Principal among these was the attempt of the Italian Fernando di Rosa against the life of Prince Humbert as he was lay ng a wreath on the unknown sol diers tomb A member of the royal party staff knocked the assassins arms down and the bullet went wild TURN TO PAGE 20 COLUMN A AUNT HEX Robert Quiilen None of our men folks ever got to be specialists except Cousin John waa the best hand in the county at guessin weight of a hog WILL BE HOOVER GUESTS Spirit Found Thruout U S WASHINGTON Dec 24 The glad spirit which comes each yearwith holly wreaths sprigs of evergreen and bundleladenl but cheerful pedestrians pervaded the national capital as its residents official and unofficial entered heart ily into their observance of Christ mas The vast machinery of the gov ernment was at rest In the white house and in thousands of homes where humbler folk live the day was given over to last minute prep arations for the happy of the morrow AU Offices Closed With a son home for the holidays Hoover canceled practi cally all engagements Including the regular cabinet meeting and confer ence with Washington newspaper men in order that he might be free to spend as much of the day as pos sible with Mrs Hoover and the boy At his order the departments of the government were closed and thousands offederalworkers given an opportunity to complete their shopping and otherwise make ready for Christmas day Have Two ChristinasTrees The police department remember ing a traffic jam that tied up the downtowB section for more than an hour lasf Christmas eye assumed TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 Premier Henjl Jaspar of Janison anjesa Crises MihisterlBrp TENNIS QUEEN ON HONEYMOON Couple Disappears After Brief Ceremony in Chapel BERKELEY Cal Dec 24 HelenWills Moody and her young husband Frederick S Moody Jr ofSan Francisco were off today on a three week wedding tour They disappeared yesterday almost im mediately after the simple Episcopal ceremony which united them Dressed in a modish tailored suit carrying no flowers and wltheutthe conventional musical background the womens tennis champion and her fiance knelt unattended at the altar in St Clements chapel shortly after noon Only their parents the bridegrooms brother and his wife and the minister were there to hear their vows Outside the brown shingled chapel building waited a crowd of some 300 half of them school children and many of the others newspaper and newsreel representatives Just a quarter of an hour after Miss Wills and her husband slipped In the back door of the church they emerged from the front door and faced the batteries of cameras and questioning reporters Less than a minute later they en tered a limousine which took them to a downtown gasoline station where the brides own automobile waited There they changed cars and went their way while the other six members of the wedding party re turned to the Wills home on Tunnel road here for a wedding breakfast Moody who Is a broker and his bride will make their home in San Franrisco Mrs Moody expects to contiiiue her tennis career PLANTS IN M C Henry Butts Is Hurt at P G E Martin at Higleys Everett 819 North Dela ware avenue employe of the J E Decker and company plant was seriously injured Monday after noon when he became caught in an elevator at the E B Higley and company plant Suffering his right leg broken above the knee and a crushing injury left foot he was taken to the Park hospital where he was given treatment HAS BROKEN LEG Henry Butts Clear Lake who was injured while at work in thi gas plant of the peoples Gas am Electric company was reported t restingeasily at the Park hospi al where he was taken The accident in which Mr Butt suffered a broken leg occurre Monday afternoon at oclocl and resulted from a small leak the purifying box at the plant temporary covering built over thi box kept the gas inclosed and a spark from an acetylene torch ig nited it The small explosion which re sulted knocked Mr Butts from a sawhorse on which he was working over the box with the result that he suffered a broken leg Snfcly But Too Long READING Eng Dec 24 UP Reading motorist accustomed to taking the steering wheel of his car with him to prevent the car from being stolen received a sum mons for leaving his automobile parked safely but too long The PresidentElect and Mrs Ortiz Rublo shown above are to lio special guests of President and Mrs Hoover at the white house on Thursday The Rubles who have been in this country for several days assert that Mexico hasbecome one oE tho safest countries In tho world Hoovers Will Be Hosts to receptionkid entertainment liberate aid extensive for any similar dignitary in many years will mark the forthcoming islt to the capital of President Elect Oritz Rubio ofMexico TheMexican presidentelect ac companied by Senor Rubio and bis party will arrive by special train at Union station at noon Thursday from Baltimore where both have oeen undergoing treatment at Johns Hopkins university hospitalHead ed by Secretary Stimsbn and Mrs Ktimapn Ambassador Tellez of Mexico and three representatives of President Hoover a distinguished gathering will greet the Mexican of ficial President Hoover will officially receive the distinguished visitors at the white house at 3 p m Mrs Hoover receiving Senora Rubio im mediately afterward Precedent es tablished at the beginning of the history of the United States will be broken by the American chief ex ecutive and Mrs Hoover in return ing these calls Previously calls o1 presidentselect visiting the United States and even that of Prime Min ister MacDonaid have been return ed by the president and first lady by cards left by an aide The function which will climax the social entertainment of the presidentelect and his suite will be the state dinner to be given by the president and Mrs Hoover at the white house at 8 p m Friday The party willleave the capital Sunday afternoon i ROB MESSENGER OF LOOT 3 Masked Men Get Away With Money From Baggage Room GRANITE CITY 111 UP masked bandits cursing and shouting entered the baggage room of the American Railway Ex press company here yesterday lev eled revolvers at the companys messenger William Halloran and took a containing 52150 in cash and money orders The robbers also forced Hal lorans wife who is cashier and a customer Eric Eblirig to face the wall while Halloran opened the of fice strong box Then taking possession of two re volvers in the office the trio es caped BLAZE DAM AGES HUCKINS MIGHT FIGHT AGAINST RETURN TO CR Word Received Wizards AlfcAey May Oppose Trial in Iowa CEDAR RAPIDS Dec 24 Whether Elmer S Hucklns would be returned to this city from Wau toma Wls to answer charges of obtaining money under false pre tenses without a legal contest ap leared doubtful todw Hucklns is lead of a concern to pay iividends of 26 to 52 per cent County Attorney Carl Hendrick ion received a communication from District Attorney Jones of Wauto ma to the effect that R S Milnei of Cedar Rapids attorney for Huck ns might oppose the return of hi client here Jones however did no ndlcate what plans the attorne lad in mind Hendrickson said that he believe extradition will be completed i lme for Huckins to be turned ove o the Linn county authorities o Jan 7 the day his case comes u at Wautoma where he is charge with being afugitive from justice STILSONYDec building and stock of one of the big general tores here was badly damaged by a fire of unknown origin which was discovered at about midnight Pro irietors of the store are Thonas Janson and J H Greenewaltl Most of the blaze was centralized n the south wall of the building on he side of the building opposite from the furnace Firemen called romBritf were at loss to explain he cause The grocery and dry goods stock n the store were completely ruined Both the building and its contents vero protected by Insurance Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec Poor democrats I love em I guess its because some are so dumb now they are dying to scare up an is sue by trying to discredit Mr Hoover because some lobbyist wrote a letter sayingthat he knew President secre tary and that the secretary was very partial to Cuban sugar in his coffee in the morning and that in view of this dastardly plot Mr Hoover should really be impeached Then they wonder why they dont get anywhere Admiral Byrd has flown over both poles but he has yet to ex perience real discomfort Walt till he attends a Washington din ner in foil rear admiralregalia with everything on his shoulders but the poles Yours WILL ROGERS WILL ROGERS Christmas Cheer VARIED OPINION RESULTS FROM SOVIETS ASKED TO AID SEARCH FOR LOST FLYER ce Breakers Needed to Rescue Lieutenant Eielson BULLETIN WASHINGTON Dec 24 A direct request to Uio soviet government for aid in rescuing Ben Eielson American aviator lost for six weeks on ho ice of the const of Siberia has beej niado by Chairman Borah ol tho scnuto foreign relutlom committee By ROBERT S TICKENS Associated Press Staff Writer 1TASHINGTON DEC 24 VV American government has ap pealed unofficially but directly to he soviet government of Russia to escue two American aviators ieut Ben Eielson and Earl Bor and who disappeared oft the bleak Siberian coast six weeks ago while flyingtp the icebound fur ship The Nanuk The soviet whose icebreakers smashed their way thru the ice to rescue members of the creWi of the Italia two years ago irij one of the thrilling chapters of thai heroic history of the northland waal asked by Secretary Wilbur thru thai soviet news agency to send rescuul parties from two ships it has in thei vicinity Appeal to Ships The interior department head whose actionfollowed rom yilhjalmar StefarissoiiTfaSi explorer HOOVER HARRIS IN CONFERENCE Georgia Senator Demands McCormick Quit Crime Commission WASHINGTON Dec 24 President Hoover conferred today with Senator Harris of Georgia who has demanded the removal from the law enforcement commission of Fed eral Judge Paul J McCormick The Georgian a leader among those who have expressed dissatis faction with the procedure of the commission said that he had been crlled to the white house by Mr Hoover He would make no com ment on the nature of the discus sion Senator Harris objected to state ments Judge McCormick made in Los Angeles about prohibition en forcement McCormick said that search of private dwellings without warrants was aiv outstanding evil Harris contended that McCormicks utterances would encourage taw breakers PANTftGESASKS FOR RELEASE Theater Man Claims His Health Is in Danger in Prison EOS ANGELES Dec 1M District attorney Buroti Pitts an nounced today he would appoint three physicians to examine Alex anderT Pantages vaudevillemag nate convicted of assaulting Eunice Pringle coed dancer and report the condition of his health to Supe rior Judge Charles Fricke Thursday at hearing of the multimillionaires petition for release oh bond pending decision on hisappeal Fltts said yesterday he would not opposePantages petition If the trio of disinterested doctors said the the ater man was In danger of death or permanently impaired health be cause of his incarceration Pantages filed the petition yes terday with affidavits of eight med ical experts stating the showman had suffered a series of heart at tacks and might die if not given hospital treatment Pantages is in jail here awaiting the outcome of his appeal from a one to 50 year penitentiary sentence and asks to be released until a de cision has been made Last week he was stricken with a heart attacl1 which the physicians said necessi tated keeping an ice pack on his chest for 36 hours During a brief excursion to his home under guard recently Pan tages signed papers which it Is un derstood consummatedthe sale o most of his theaters for 15000000 Previously Reported Georgo Brett5 B H Brett5 GlobeGazette Conip Room2G2 Clear Lake Friend 1 A Friend P 10 Chapter P 13 05 Also From Mo i From Santas Helper3 Beaumont Friend i2 E Wr L L MJ Gertrude C Beckeri Just a Friend i Mr and Mrs Joe and VI 1 Mrs L E Moore 5 A Friend 5 Bon H E S2 o uas Another Ten 10 WaTanYes Club10 Mrs B F Ballard1 Grand Total IVER the top And then some Final one might say the last brot the GlobeGazette Cheer Fund well past the 500 objective Almost a hundred dollars has been received since Monday noon and the total is more than a hua dred dollars larger than ever lie fore From previous experience it is safe to assume that dribbling con tributions will boost the total sev eral dollars One of Benefits Expected Is Stronger Small Lines By JAMES V SELVAGE Associated Press Staff Writer I WASHINGTON Dec 24 tho railroad consolidation has been before congress and the Inter state Commerce commission for nine years opinion on the necessity for such a step remains widely at va 0 Aviation From the Ground Up is the title of a new book It sounds Ala Herald Liquid Photographs ENID Okla Dec 24 unusual amount of repeat business which G W White photographer had built on his unusual portraits aroused county officers suspicion White was released on bond pending bis trial on charges of sell riance Probably most important of the bcnefits congress expected to result from consolidations was that short lines weak in many instances would be changed from independent carriers into branch lines of trunk systems thereby providing the nec essary equipment facilities and funds Consolidation of the weak tog whisky With Boy Scouts hurrying about in every direction in the task of dis tributing Christmas presents made available to the needy of Mason City thru this fund the office of Mrs T T Blaise social welfare league di rector presented about the busiest scene in Mason City Tuesday morn ing By noon the scouts aided by trucks and drivers had virtually completed their large assignment Packages of allsizes and colors had gone out in all dfiftfttions and to all parts of the city borne by these authorized emissaries of Santa Claus Along with the purchases made a bargain prices there were nvimer ous contributions of toys and knick knacks from Business houses of th city Then too several youngsters o the city contributed their bit to th cheer project by bringing to Mr Blaise for distribution the toys which had come to them in other years Billy McClellan with his large toy airplane which is sure to thrill some Mason City boy was typical of this group of donors A report will be made later on the disbursement of this fund the largest yet raised by the GlobeGa zette Mrs Blaise was too busy even to talk about reports when ap proached Tuesday morning For the time being she said just tell all the donors that we are m9re grateful than we can possibly express thru words The response has been than we dared to nope it will be my prime wish to make Ihe wisest possible expenditure of the money with the strong also was expected to assure continued life and useful ness for the smaller lines hen ser iously imperiled financially after months of government ownership Looked for Lower Rates Finally it was hoped that the in creased efficiency and savings that might result from single manage ment and long hauls by single sys tems instead of multiple hauls would result in lower rates to the public That this would result is doubted by Representative Huddleston dem ocratic member of the Interstate Commerce committee who believes consolidations often lead to dan gerous monopolies and should be TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 peapTlireotly ito Lipke Stavropol the ships in the vicinity where Eielson and his mechanic were last seen The state department informed of the proposal to appeal directly to the two ships made no objec tions nor did it make a decision on the message sent directly to Mos cow since Secretary Wilbur did not submit it for a ruling Hud Months Rations We had made every etfort to res cue the men from United States erritory Secretary Wilbur said Bad weather and the lack of craft adapted for use in the far north frustrated our efforts With human ife at stake especially the lives of brave men we have asked the Rus sians to assist us and Borland had n months rations apiece when they took off from Fairbanks for the north cape where the Nanook islield in the ide The plane was reported from two Russian villages 60 or 70 miles east of the fur ship but it never landed near the vessel No Cnift Available Three planes equipped for such flights were one by one smashed up as they attempted to go to the res cue due to heavy cargoes of gaso line and unusually heavy weather In his appeal to Secretary Wilbur Stefansson said hope for rescue TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN S WHEAT PRICES TAKE JUMP OF NEARLY 6 CENTS AT CHICAGO You cant make a silk purse oul of a sows ear but it has been dem onstrated that Wall street can maka a monkey out of a Telegraph 1 CHICAGO Dec 24 tionally low estimates portable surplus of of the ex Argentinas wheat harvest stimulated heavy buying of wheat here today and values mounted nearly 6 cents a bu shel closing at net gains of 4 to 5 cents for the short session Closing prices were December wheat March to May and July 5136 Take Sharp Rise KANSAS CITY Dec 24 Wheat futures took another sharp rise here today the close showing a gain of 4 Mi to 5 cents a bushe following an upturn of abouti five cents last Saturday December fu tures closed at May n and July at Bond and Share Middle West Util made availablf You cant tell The man wlio a fiveton truck down towi jgry be U3t a trailer at StarCourier IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday Unsettled day night in extreme east por tion Colder Tuesday night ex cept m cast central pomon Cooler Wednesday in cast and south portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures Tor 24hour period endnig at S oclock Monday morning Warmest Monday 25 Above Coldest in NiRht 15 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 24 Above The day before Christmas started out smiling The weather man was talking in termsof fair weather for Christmas and it was quite easy to believe that he knew whereof he spoke 4 ;