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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 24, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Worth Iowas Edited for the Home C R HI S MEM ART DEPT OF IOWA Oft3 MOIMES I A THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NElGHBOnS HOME EDITION1 VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DEC 24 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 66 WHEAT EMBARGO PROPOSED TO SUBSCRIBERS While the GlobeGazette will follow its usual customof print inga paper on every week day of the year some slight varia tion from schedule will be made over the Christmas holiday Because there will be ho deliv ery on the rural routes on Day theusual early mallextra printed primarily for the benefit of our rural route subscribers will not be as of Thursday morning but instead the regular Wednesday evening home edition which carries the same feature matter will be mailed And because Christmas day alone of the entire year all acti vities at the GlobeGazette office cease at noon there will be no early mall extra as of Friday morning but Instead again the home eoUtlon of Thursday will be mailed The entire office will he closed at noon on Thursday and while every attempt will be made to insure correct delivery of all pa pers the business office will not bs open to receive complaints as all of the empjoyes will be ex cused at noon With tWs request for Indulgence go the best washes lor a merry Christmas of everybody con nected with the making of the GlobeGazette to everybody who reads 13ils newspaper Only Spots of United States Landscape White SNOW FAILS ON ATLANTIC COAST AND UP IN MAINE No Snow in SouthBut Mercury Drops for Christmas TWENTYFOUR HOURS LEAVE UNITED STATES COMES TO HELP OF UNEMPLOYED RoadsThat Could Wait Until Spring Are Being Laid NEW YORK Dec 24 five billion dollar construction sym phony of chisels on stone air hain mers onsteel and pick and shovel sthe nations I S Roads that orainarily swbuld wait for spring are to a i payenvelop edrive over the f ac e of the country and steel and brick are mounting1 skyward in munici palities according to year end re ports compiled from all areas Oil pipe lines are stretching from the southwest new rails are glint ing under the Texas sun and pub i He works are dotting the states At the same time demands for im mediate relief are being met with national state municipal and pri vate aid Commission Network The country is a network of com missions and committees pushing forward every bit of public work possible and preventing suffering among those who cannot be put to work The network begins with the presidents emergency committee and branches thru the states and into the smallest of communities with relief organisation Many states have official com missions at work on the problem Cities and counties have raised or are raising official funds and pub lic funds Many workers from one coast of the nation to the other are contributing part of their pay Debutantes and Boy Scouts are giv ing benefits Even blue law states arepermitting Sunday movies tha the proceeds may aid in preventing winter destitution l The federal government plans worth of building in the next 12 monthsand for imme diate expenditure congress has jus appropriated not in eluding the voted fo drought relief Other Construction L Seth Schitman chief stalls tlclan for the F W Dodge corpor ation estimated that in addition Turn to Pago 2 Column JEW TORK Dec 24 in spots will the Christmas andscape of the United States be lanched by snow Scranton Pa had nine inches f it today and Portland Maine ad heaviest falls in a general snowstorm along tie upper tlantic seaboard which promised white Christmas in New York few Jersey Pennsylvania and Ingland j Some parts of the middle west and the Great Lakes region had now hut it was scattered In Chi ago the ground was white In metropolitan New York a fairly eavy fall continued but it melted Imost as soon as it touched ground Moderate temperatures prevailed he temperature la New York this orenoon was 30 degrees in Chicago 9 in Kansas City 37 The south had no snow but tem eratures were Christmaslike In Ltlanta the reading was 27 degrees at midforenoon Along the Pacific coast It was ninny warm and snowless except in ttemountaintopsEarlyrinornr ag temperatures San Francisco 41 Los Angeles 52 Seattle 40 June au Alaska 44 Snow flurries visited Montana eastern Wyoming and much of Colorado still covered by last Sun days snow Denver had a six inch covering of Christmas ermine The emperature in Yellowstone park was four degrees above zero in Denver 27 and in Albuquerque N Mex 10 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I know I bid reckless But I wanted to Jose soa Pa an his pardner would catch up before we wept home I hate to live with a man thats poutin IOWA STAYS GREEN DES MOINES Dec 24 oing to be a green Christmas tor Iowa Charles D Reed government meteorologist said today that the only hope for snow Christmas day s in the extreme eastern part of the state with the possibility of slight flurries In the central por ion The day will be unsettled with comparatively mild weather Reed predicted Zero temperatures were recorded at Dubuque last night with 8 de jrees above at Charles City 10 at Davenport 18 at Keokuk 19 at Des Moines and 24 at Sioux City MANY KILLED N BURMESE RIOTS Four Native Officials Slain as Rioters War Against Taxes RANGOON Burman Dec 24 Cff than a dozen persons have been killed and many wounded in the Tharawaddy and Insein district of Upper Burma by rioters who at tacked several villages in the course of a tax resisting campaign Four native officials were slain in the villages in one of which the rioters were reported this morning to be still fighting with police It is believed that the police inflicted neavy losses upon them The outbreak thus far appears to be purely local and is confined to the two districts Officials here however are taking no chances and have sent heavy reinforcements to the affected regions Rockne Family Meets in Rochester to Have Christmas With Coach ROCHESTER Minn Dec 24 1FI Knute Rockne Notre Dame football coach welcomed his family here today for a Christmas observ ance far from home and at the same time refused to reveal his plans for the future Mrs Rockne their three sons and one daughter arrived this forenoon to spend the holiday with the noted mentor who Is here for a checkup of his condition at the Mayo clinic POLICE WAIT FOR GANGSTER BODY Principal in Long Beachs Native of Chicago LOS ANGELES Dec 24 While they waited for the fulfill ment of a grewsome promise from the underworld police today be lieved Chicagos gangdom had fur nished one of the principals in a kid naping and gun fight In Long Beach the last weekend J Sherman arrested after the shooting in which a Long Beach of ficer was seriously wounded early Sunday was identified by police yes terday as Ralph Sheldon Chicago hoodlum who once served as an aide to Al Cap one The promise which authorities ex pected to see fulfilled was that the body of a second gangster who was wounded in the gun fight Sunday would be given up to police upon his death which was expected momen tarily Blood stained clothing believed to be his was in the hands of police The gunfight took place a few hours after B L Caress wealthy gambler and his wife were kidnaped late Saturday night by gangsters who demanded ransom Caress wrote checks for the sum In order to gain the release of his wife and himself The plotters were sit ting in on automobile In Long Beach when police questioned them The questioning led to shooting and the arrest of Sherman alias Shel don Brazil Indians Raid Village and Slay 21 RIO DE JANEIRO Dec 24 Indians of the Cayapos tribe were reported to have Invaded the village of Caroso in the northern part of the state of Para and killed 21 persona A few weeks ago Indians in the same section killed Miss Mildred Krantz formerly of Cedar Rapids and two other Americans General Janins Story of How Remains of Imperial Family Left Russia Told Romance and Intrigue Brot Out in Book Telling of Adventure By JOSEPH E SHARKEY Copyright 1930 By the Associated Press PARIS Dec 24 a letter written in his own hand Gen Maur ice Janin today gave the Associated Press a complete story of how the remains relics of the imperial Russian came into his pos session how vVise entrusted with them were shaowed by Russian revolutionists and how eventually they were brot safely out of the country From his chateau at Cerre Izard near Mens in the department of Isere the aging general who was commanderinchief of the Czech and allied forces in Siberia during the World war revealed the ro mance and intrigue which are told more fully In his forthcoming book about the adventure Family Disappeared The imperial Russian family he wrote had disappeared at Eka terinburgon the night of July 16 or 17 1918 On July 25 antibolshevik forces grouped around the Czech troops occupied that town Pierre Gillard former tutor of tha young Czarevitch was there and with several others he began u search of the vicinity to determine the fate of the Romanoffs An ex amining magistrate named Serguief who was replaced several months afterward by Nicholas Sokoloff was designated to carry the investi gation thru Discovered Place Little by little it was established who had committed the assassina tions and how they had done it Not far from Ekaterinburg the search ers discovered the place where the bodies had been dismembered anc Turn in Faite X Column 1 SHEPARD BACK TO HIS DUTIES Majors Associates Firm in Their Belief in His Innocence HOOVERS REPLY TO NORRIS NEXT ITEM EXPECTED Nebraska Senator Doubts Republicanism of President TITASHINGTON DEC 24 W NorrisLucas conflict swung towards the white house today with speculation turning on how soon President Hoover would take a hand Senator Norris the republican in dependent from Nebraska whose ouster from party ranks is sought by Robert H Lucas executive di rector of the republican national committee turned his latest attack directly on the chief executive questioning his republicanism Watson of Indiana the republican leader asserted the issue of Norris regularity was not now before the senate As for retaining Lucas whose participation in an at tempt to defeat Norris in the last election has just been uncovered Watson said that was up to th I president Will Support Lucas It he wants to keep Lucas will support him to the limit h added The republican director cam back to the fraywith another de tense ofhis secret imrnsing of li irature intended for f ulation i Nebraska and other sta2S I undertook to make an effor o offset the hurtful effect of th mndreds of thousands of dollar spent by Mr Raskob and tlie asso iation against the prohibitio amendment he said by using artoon which called attention t he evils of the barroom and givin rablicity to Mr Raskobs sloga idopted by him when he said I am accepting the chairmanship of th democratic national committee t iclp Al Smith rid the country o his damnable prohibition Was Fighting for Party Norris In replying to a statemen if Representative Wood of Indiana hairman of the republican congres ional committee denouncing hirr as a consummate demagog sai ic was fighting for the republ an party when Mr Hoover himsel was a resident and voter of Grea Sritain Mr Wood and Mr Lucas eve ho backed up by Mr Hoover d not constitute the republican part The fact that Mr Wood makes thi outburst just after talking with th iresident is another indication tha he president himself is willing t end his name to assisting the con spirators in their disreputab methods of controlling theparty Lucas asserted only 5850 of th 14000 he borrowed on a note se cured by republican committe funds went toward his fight o Norris and added that no one elf had any responsibility in the matte whatsoever DENVER ColoDec 24 Maj Charles A Shepard convicted on a charge of first degree murder in the death of his second wife was to return today to temporary duty at Fitzsimmons general hospital Under bond for appear ance Feb 2 in Topeka Kans for formal sentence to life imprison ment he left Kansas City last night Lieut Col E H Bruns of the army hospitals staff said Major Shepards associates were steadfast In the beliefhe was innocent and would raise a fund to assist him In litigation for a new trial appeal Major Shepard was convicted In Kansas City Monday by a federa court jury on government evidence purporting to show he fatally pois oned his wife Zenana at Fort Ri ley Kans so he might be free to marry Miss Grace Brandon blonde Brooks Field Tex stenographer Jacob W Hoover 83 Oldest Resident of Fayette County Dies WEST UNION Dec 24 1W Jacob W Hoover 83 Fayette coun tys oldest resident died today He came here June 10 1849 with his narents a month before Weal Union was founded His death re called pioneer incidents amonp which was his fathers fight with a bear near here CHEER FUND IS FAR OVER TOP 6754 TOTAL Mrs Blaiso and Persons Charge of Solicitation I Express Gratitude in Previously Reported Our Home Town 500 A Friend C B 200 Bankers Life Office 500 A Friend C A 500 A Friend E W 1000 i I M 850 Printer Friend50 A Friend 150 M Goldberg 500 Unnamed Friend 200 P G E Employes Club 5000 Audrey and Jack 100 Mason City Lions Club 10000 G H H 500 S B G 300 Kobcrt Green 200 Dorow Children Garner 100 T N T Club 500 O Miller and daughter 100 A Scribe 100 J W Tubbesing 500 A Friend 100 A Friend 500 A Friend 500 GlobeGazette Business Office Employes 1500 Todays Addition 23900 Grand Total 110754 Amount Over Goal 16754 A MAGNIFICENT giving Thats the only way tQ de scribe in f rye words the Christmas CAPPER WILLING TO BACK LEGGE IF PRICES DROP Measure Seen as Way to Ban Imports From Canada TJTASHINGTON Dec 2i A temporary embargo 011 wheat las been suggested by Chairman Legge of the farm board to mem oers of the senate agriculture com mittee Legge said this would be the most effective method of dealing with importations of Canadian wheat which he feared might result if world prices decline further below domestic levels Senator Capper of Kansas a re publican member of the committee in making the letter public today said in the event world prices slumped further and importations resulted he would be glad to spon sor legislation to that end Easier Tluin Tariff An embargo in his opinion coulcl be obtained more quickly than an increase in the tariff on wheat now 42 cents a bushel Before congress reconvenes Jan 5 Capper continued he expects to confer further with Legge regard ing the matter In his letter of yesterday to Sen ator Capper the chairman pointed that the Liverpool market had closed at 60 as against a closing cmeer to an official close at 4 oclock Wedr nesday afternoon The itemized table above tells the story in eloquent fashion It was a check for from the Lions club largest single contribution ever made to the cheer fund that put it over the mark Shortly afterwards there arrived a check for from the P G and B employes And numerous other gifts arrived during the day to swell the total to far more than was established as an ambitious ob jective early in the solicitation No Party But n Gift Behind the Lions club contribu tion is an interesting little story A few weeks ago a party was being planned for the Christmas season for Lions and Lion wives Why wouldnt it be better to call off the party and give the money to the needy one member the committee asked The contribution listed above is the answer to hia question Twice As Large The total this year is more than twice as large as in any previous year In 1927 it was only in 1928 It grew to and in 1929 congratulations were in order when Turn to PRRC Z Column Solons Support Kreager WASHINGTON Dec 24 Four Iowa representatives Dickin son Ramsqyer Thurston and Kopp have requested President Hoover to appoint Maj Gen Edward Kreager to the supreme court of the Philip pine Islands Kreager is judge ad vocate general of the army Will Rogers BURBANK Cal Dec Wrote a little gag the other day saying if you had somebody working for yovi and you wasnt going to fire em why write em a Christmas card telling emj so There must be millions working that are going to be kept on but the bosses just havent gone to the trouble of telling cm so You cant blame a man for not buy ing anything if he dont feel that his job is fairly secure I know what I am talking about and this is a hint to the ones I am working for Yours WILL ROGERS figure of 76 cents at Chicago Spreaa jtiiiofiiixgii he pointed from 26 to 28 cents a bushel itr Legge added that millers will pay a prem ium on the high quality Manitoba wheat and expressed the fear that any further decrease in the market Canadian or world will probably result in wheat being imported from Canada Probably the most effective method of dealing with this the tetter continued would be a tem porary embargo on wheat imports which would seem justifiable in view of the fact that we will have a bur densome surplus without importing any Markets at a Glance PLANE IS SENT TO PLANTATION Trouble With Native Labor at Ford Rubber Farm Reported N NEW YORK Dec 24 message from Para Brazil to Pan American Airways headquarters in New York said a Pan American plane had been sent to the Ford rub ber plantation at the request of the Brazilian government on reports that there had been trouble there with native laborers The plane left Para at 4 p m yesterday At the time the message was sent there were reports at Para that no lives had been lost but that there had been considerable property damage Now Vork leaders point sharply upward investment issues gain slightly utilities firm Foreign Sterl ing Cables strong proholiday cov ering trade selling European buy ing Chicago bullish govern ment weather reports improved cash de mand 35 Killed 70 Hurt by Argentina Earthquake Which Destroyed Town SALTA Argentina Dec 24 Thirtyfive persons were kTHed and 70 injured in an earthquake which rocked the state of La Poma in northwestern Argentina iearly to day Fragmentary dispatches received here said the entire town of La Po ma which has about 1500 inhabi tants was destroyed Records Flight Impressions SHANGHAI Dec 24 pressions she gained in her flight from England to Japan were re corded by the Hon Mrs Bruce on a specially installed cockpit dicta phone The aviatrix indicated she might incorporate them in a book she planned to write IOWA WEATHER Increasing cloudiness Wed nesday night not so cold In the cast and central portions Thursday unsettled snow prob able In the extreme cast portion slightly colder In tho extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 23 Above Minimum in Night 12 Above At 8 A M Wednesday 13 Above Twas the day before Christmas And the oldest residents of Mason City couldnt remember when tho day before Christmas had ap proached nearly their ideal for the season Snow on ground crisp tem perature bright sun south wind iir Hhort a continuation of Tuesdays weather ;