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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEX mnn wrmn ammfm MAnTT rTTT 7011H M I U t L MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY DECEMBER 26 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE Senate Is Popular at Home Stewart Thinks Up per House Is Liked By CHARLES P STEWA71T WASHINGTON Dec 26 Standpatters have not found it out yet but the United States sen ate is very popular with commo Niolk the country over It makes efficiency expert Blighty sore They roast the tar out of it some times pretty justifiably then tur to toe gallery for there isnt any Onee therewoul have been but not now This puzzles the efficiency ex perts G DAWES wellre membered vice presidential ex penence was in point An eminent standpatter and highpowered efficiency exper Dawes could see what ails the sena tors they waste time However when he told them so they onl laughed at him agreed with hin impudently asked him What did he propose to do abou Dawes thot then that he knew he proposed to appeal to the genera public to make the senate stop it foolishness and get a whole lo busier Te did so in his best Helln Maria style It produced less im presslon on the public than it ha on the senate The senate at leas had snickered the public didn even listen JUST at present various newspa J pers are trying to take a fall ou of the senators for dillydallvinir with legislation Wall Street is accusing them o having upset the stock market Several administration spokesmen are scolding them for tying bow knots In important white house pol icies r Big business is denouncing the troublesome investigations they con tinuaUy are holding apparently foi the pure fun of putting prominen individuals on the pail and frying all sorts of embarrassing informa turn out of fashion no court In the land would dream of JMJ NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE MQ fi7 NSANE MAN KILLS FAMILY fae iroceaure uT stumps the critics Is the that hardly anyone back homi pays the slightest attention I to their howling about all this sen atorial delay horse play and irrele vancy If anything the multitude seems to like it It was not always thus Time was when the people hotly resented the senates windjamming as they called it THEY resented it so much that i finally a constitutional amend ment was adopted a couple of years before the World war with a view TURN TO FAGE 5 COLUMN 1 Convicted Man Serves Sentence Bit by Bit WICHITA Kans Dec 26 The installment plan has invaded the courts Convicted the third time of a traffic violation Lei and Sapp was sentenced to serve four and one half hours in jail each day for a Judge Enoa Hook said he did not desire to cause Sapp to lose his job and decreedthat he might report for incarceration at 2 oclock each afternoon and be released at to spend the evening with his fam ily Michigan Professor Dies ANN ARBOR Mich Dec 26 UP H Curtiss 49 profes sot of astronomy and director of the Uni versity of Michigan observatory since 1927 died here yesterday of pleurisy AUNT HET By Robert Qliillen i I know some of em was away visithi Theres four on our party line an when I called Central this morn in I only heard three re ceivers click More Up to MK mum 7777 7777 7 77 INCREASING OF BORDER PATROL NEEDED CLAIM Congress Must Appoint Joint Committee to Study Plan Dec 26 den L Mills under secretary of the treasury announced today that plans for the more effective en forcement of prohibition will be sub mitted to congress as soon as it ap points a joint committee to consider the question Undersecretary Mills who made the announcement today said that President Hoovers suggestion that a congressional committee be named to study consolidation of enforce ment agencies had not been acted upon He said that as soon as the com mittee isnamed the treasury will submit a plan for a unified border patrol which would require the con sent of Canada because it will pro vide for limitation of the number of ports of entry to this country Intensive Border Patrol In addition to limiting the port of entry the plan he said will pro vide for an intensive border patro under direction of the coastguari to prevent smuggling At present tse undersecretarj added a person coming from Can ada may enter this country any e along the border but thus report at the rieares oort This requires hesaid a patro o work 10 to 15 miles inside the aorder Under the new plan if ap proved by congress and Canada thi ratrolwould work along the exac order and prevent entry anywhere at points resignated u Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec Passed the Potters field yester day and they were burying two republicans both of whom died of starvation And the man in i charge told me their last words were I still think America f undamenta 11 y sound And to jday they are iare burying whose intention of celebrating our Saviors birthday was splen did but whos judgment in bootleggers was bad Yours WILL P S What do you know about those republicans setting the white house on fire trying to burn up their own records MITCHELL REPLIES WASHINGTON Dec 26 U Phe spreading controversy on pro libition enforcement has brot two government departments into the verbal melee with statements in op position to Senator Borahs asser ion that with the present personnel TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 VICTIM OF MOB IS NEAR DEATH rosecutors Seek to Identify Members of Gang Which Shot Slayer JACKSON Ky Dec 26 Vith Chester Fugate 35 who was aken by a mob from the Breahitt ounty jail early yesterday and hot believed to be dying in the 3ach hospital here this eastern entucky town today awaited ac ion byofficers toward arrest of ome of the attackers Fugate made a statement to ommonwealths attorney G C Al en after he had been brot to the ospital and is known to have amed several of the men he said e iecognized Officers said he cle ared four he recognized were dnsmen of Clay Watkins lawyer and prominent landowner for vhose slayingFugate was held in ail He was a tenant on Watkins arm The mob composed of several jcore armed masked men bound S L Combs county jailer as he slept m his home next to the jail took his keys seized Fugate and took him outside of town This happened before 2 a m After daylight Fu gate was found riddled with bul lets lying in the snow in a high way ditch five miles away The discovery was made by a farmer Jim Butler who was going out to pull fodder heard Fugates groans He was attired only in his underwear and in addition to nine bullet wounds was suffering from his exposure of five hours or more Watkins chairman of the county hoard of education was fatally wounded last Wednesday morning by Fugate in a quarrel over settle ment of an alleged debt of 5450 owned Fugate The shooting oc curred two miles from here in the store of James Clemmong Fugate fled but gave himself up to offi cers two hours beforeWatkins died LINCOLNS ROOM TO BE USED AS HOOVER OFFICE Plans Begun for Rebuild virig of BurriebT WKite FIRE SWEEPS HOOVER OFFICE House WASHINGTON Dec 26 7P for the fire which wrecked the executive offices of tho white honso on Christmas evo today was placed upon a de fective and overheated flue Jn the office of Walter Newton one of tho presidents secre taries by the chief engineer of tho District of Columbia fire department It ivas at first thot that de fect vo wiring might have caused tho blaze but a survey today by the chief engineer and others failed to reveal any wires which apparently had been short circuited Unusual precautions are to be taken Jn rebuilding tho offices work on which is to begin at once to eliminate fire hazards it was said at the white house today TITASHINGTON Dec 26 a famous old room that has wit nessed much of the unfolding drama cf American history President Hoover will receive his business callers during the next few days Until suitable headquarters are provided for occupancy during the restoration of the west wing of the white house destroyed in the fire of Christmas eve Hoover has elected to use the historic presidential study en the second floor of the executive mansion To Rebuild Immediately No tiirie is to be lost either in rebuilding the executive offices or in providing accommodations for the period that that process wilt take Contractors have been ontlfied of a request for bids expected today and arrangementsmade for housing the executive staff in the adjoining state war and navy building By the first of the week it is ex pected that headquarters will have been established there for the presi dent his secretaries the white bouse clerical force and newspaper men assigned to the president WHS Used by Lincoln Meanwhile all business will be transacted from the presidential study This is a room to which Hoover is much attached because of ts historical associations It was used by all the heads of the nation rom President Adams to President Soosevelt Hoover recently restored it after two decades and a half of disuse He has described it as a room crowded with memories of the cour age and the high aspirations and tho high accomplishments of Americas presidents Here worked TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 Americanism Flipping the porter a half dollar to make him think you are as rich as the millionaire who hands him vlcw In the white house executive office losswas Mttaiafcdnf Sinrwn e president and his secretaries as well as the pressroom The toss was estimated at glOOOOO Plans were started immediately to rebuild the wing HUNTER SHO O TS SELF DUMONT MAN IS FOUND DEAD Accidentally Discharged Gun While Climbing Thru Fence DUMONT Dec L Free laud 35 died at about 2 oclock Christmas day following wounds received while hunting on a farm near town with a 22 hunting ritle Mr Freeland accidentally shot him self while climbing thru a fence He was found badly woundeil hanging on the fence by his sister inlaw at about oclock in the morning The rifle was on the ground near him and a dead rabbit which he had shot was lying a few feet away He was taken to the house imme diately and physicians were called Mr Freeland who has been a build er and contractor in the neighbor hood of Dumont fqr several years is survived by his wife and three small children Funeral arrange ments have not been announced by members of the family No steps have been taken by tounty officials to hold an inquest on the death The tragic ending blighted the Christmas festivities of the family for which he was at tempting to shoot some game for Christmas dinner GHICAGOAN SHOT FOR 4TH TIME Another Attempt Made on Life of Man Connected With Kidnaping CHICAGOAN Dec 26 Sal atore Mastroinni who is called Frank the Calabrian was shot again last night the third time since he has come under the ey of he law in connection withterror tactics among Chicago Italians Mastroianni said two men at tempted to rob him and that he was shot when he resisted Police hcw Jver were more inclined to believe he attack had its background in the Billy Ranieri kidnaping case of a year ago Mastrinni was indicterl for extortion at that time but the charges were recently dropped The gunmen last night shot Mas troianni in the neck shoulder and arm His condition today was pro nounced serious Four years ago Mastroianni was shot and left for dead in front of his poolroom The second attack was only a few weeks ago when he was fired upon thru the front iloov of his poolroom and slightly wounded Pantages to Appear in Court for Hearing on Release Petition LOS ANGELES Dec 26 Alexander Pantages millionaire the ater man convicted of an attack on Eunice Pringle 17 dancer today was to appear in superior court for hearing on a motion for his release under bond from the county jail on the plea that his health is endan gered Affidavits of eight physicians will be offered in support of the motion They will set forth that the convict ed millionaire is afflicted with a complication of chronic ailments in cluding a leaky heart valve and that his present confinement is endan gering his life The theater magnate is seeking his release from jail pending deci sion on his appeal from a one to 50 year penitentiary sentence in order that he may treatment be given hospital OR COOK ASKS FOR FREEDOM Explorer Automatically Be comes Eligible for Parole LEAVENWORTH Kans Dec 26 of Dr Frederick A Cook Arctic explorer for parole from his sentence of li years nine months for conspiracy to use the mails to defraud will be heard at the January meeting of the federal parole board Dr Cook admitted to the federal penitentiary here April G 1925 has served one third of his term and automatically is eligible for parole on his record of good behavior All of his associates in the oil pro motion scheme which led to his con viction were paroled three years ago His sentence is the longest ever given a prisoner committed to the penitentiary here on a similar charge Dr Cooks health has been failing under confinement and friends say he cannot live thru his full sentence He is editor of the prison newspaper The New Era SOVIETS AGREE TO AID SEARCH Noted Russian Flyer Ordered to Head Eielson Relief Expedition MOSCOW Dec 26 appeal of Senator Borah of Idaho chairman of the senate foreign rela tions committee and of the UniteJ States department of the interior to the Moscow government for aid in search for Carl Ben Eielsoii and Earl Borland in the icy wastes of Siberia was answered today The soviet foreign office an nounced that an airplane was dis patched Wednesday to search for the two missing American aviators who never returned to Alaska six weeks ago from a flight to aid an ice bound fur ship They were be lieved to have been forced down near North Cape Semyon Shestakov national air jIULler oiuux accident re hero of Soviet Russia since his suited in serious injury to Simeon Hight from Moscow to New York stabler 46 an Indian from Winnc was selected to head the rescue ex pedition He will pilot an airplane of the same type asthe Land of the Soviets in which he and tluec companions flew across Siberia to Alaska and thence to New York Their route then was believed here to traverse the area in which Eiel son and Borland were lost Two of the soviet planes arc now at Providence Bay in the extreme northeast of Siberia on Bering Strait Shestakov is at Cape North ern Probably near North Cope Cape Northern is not listed on available maps Senior Year Sees Revolt Survey Says By HQWAHI W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor DES MOINES Dec 26 age when flaming youths begins to revolt was identified in a report to tho education section of the Ameri can Association for the Advance ment of Science today That period is the twelfth grade the senior year in high school The revolt then scientifically called a deviation is definite and uniform WIFE AND SIX CHILDREN SHOT BY SOUTHERNER Only One Boy Visiting Away From Home Escapes Death t WALNUT COVE N Car Dec 26 farmers wife and six children lay dead today the vic tims of a husband and father who had been kind to them until Christ inas day when he became insane suburban or coun try youth But it is also slight giv ing little basis for anathemas against modern young folks There is a recovery of ideals later on and the youngsters despite their ten dency to crack appear to have a higher rating than some tho not all of their elders In the period of outbreak the boys outflare the girls The report ap pears to fix a time when it may be especially valuable to guard the de velopment of youth Studied 3500 Children The twelfth grade deviation was found during a study of the atti TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 YOUTHTOEAD AFTER SHOOTING BY U S AGERTS Coastguard Fires on Boat Suspected of Liquor Running BUFFALO N Y Dec 2G Eugene F Downey Jr 27 son of Police Lieut Eugene F Downey of this city bled to death last night after being shot by coastguards men in the CG2245 which was patrolling the Niagara river for rum runners and narcotic smug glers Downey ana a companion were in a motor boat known as the Dodge and were suspected of hav ing aboard a load of liquor from Canada After the shooting the Dodge was found to be empty Downeys companion escaped after the Dodge had been run against a Buffalo pier Medical1 Examiner Rocco C de Dominicis said today he was at a loss just how to proceed due to the attitude of Richard H Templeton federal attorney for this district Kiver Was Rough Templeton gave orders that the medical examiner should not be permitted to question the coast guardsmen connected with the shooting Dr de Dominicis was al lowed to inspect the Dodge which has five bullet holes three above the water line and two below The fact that Downey was shot in one leg led to speculation The river was rough last night Detective Chief Thomas J Riordan of the Buffalo department said today and it does not seem reasonable that Downey would be standing up After he shot himself to death with a shotgun The dead Charles D Lawsun 43 his wife 38 and six of theirchildren Marie 17 Carrie 14 Maribelle 10 James 7 Raymond SI and Mary Lou S months The bodies children shot were found yesterday afternoon in the bloodstained Lawson home and of the mother and or beaten to death a tobacco barn on the place The hands of every one of them were across their breasts their f pillowed and their eyes folded heads closed Lying by a pathway In a patch of woods a half mile away was the body of the farmer A shotgun was nearby and in his pocket was a crumpled pieci of paper upon which was scrawled Blame nobody but I A coroners jury found lhat Law son acted in a fit of insanity Arthur Lawson 19 year old son is the only member of the family who remains alive He was visiting an uncle near Germantown Hia father he said hadalways been kindto himaudt lu tho family 3IOWANS DIE OVER HOLIDAY T ac uowney would be standing up Iwo m oioux Lity and Une in L1it 25 foot boat wwie the boat in Monticello Comprise Death List DES MOINES Dec 2G Christmas day accidents in Iowa caused three deaths and serious in jury to a fourth person The dead are James Keeffe 77 Sioux City Mrs Anna Leach 50 Sioux City Mrs Alice Staff 48 Monticello Another Sioux City accident re Most of the sin on exhibition is anything News but bago Nebr who was struck by an automobile Keefe was on his way to Christ mas services when struck by an auto driven by Thomas Heading ton 22 The crlver tue car which Struck Mrs Leach failed to stop fefter the accident Mrs Leach had flust emerged from a store and started to cross a street when struck Mrs Staff was killed in an auto collision near Cedar Rapida Joe Compagna 8 occupant of another of the the three cars involved in the crash received cuts about the head and face from flying glass The body oC Mrs Staff was taken to Monticello for burial today and the coastguardsmen were fir ing at the craft Might Have Keen Saved The medical examiner said he was convinced that none of the five bul lets that struck the boat wounded Downey He voiced the opinion that the speedboat outdistanced the gov ernment chaser and that the un identified pilot of the Dodge quickly lashed his boat to the dock climbed up the rope into the pier and ran away He further theorized that TUUX TO IAGK 5 COLUMN 4 Cardinal Gamba Friend of Royal Family Dies ROME Dec 26 Gamba archbishop of Turin dietl today His death reduced the col lege of cardinals to 62 of whom 29 arc Italians and 33 foreigners The archbishop was an old friend of the royal family and was called in by both them and the Pope dur ing completion of arrangements for Crown Prince Humberts wedding Jan 8 It had been expected he would perform the ceremony but his age and infirmity caused him to decline in favor of Cardinal Maffi archpisliop of PJsa BRITISH STORM CAUSES DEATHS Heavy Seas Endanger Ship ping 24 Persons Be lieved Killed LONDON Dec 26 seas limning today from the Ork ney Islands to Spain endangered shipping and brot recurrence of the hazardous conditions of 10 days ago At least 24 were believed dead in the holiday gale which swept the British Isles ami adjoining waters The sun shone over southern England and there was every ap pearance of a spring day But ships out in at every port from Scotland to Plymouth ample testimony oC the fear of lashing by wind and sea A Norwegian ship the Aslaug of 88 tons register sank with all on ooard off Farallones Spain Wed nesday The ship Panjon later wire lessed Vigo Spain it had recovered eleven bodies of the crew of 24 but could not identify them The Wick wireless station re ceived a message from the trawler Embassy that 10 men had been rescued from the Norwegian mo torship Junior which was sinking in the North sea Children Die ot Burns BROOKINGS S Dak Dec 26 IjVi and Clifford Barton 10 and 8 died in a hospital here yes terday from burns received when they attempted to kindle a fire in a stove with gasoline They were carried from the house by a neigh bor who heard their screams Wea IOWA FORECAST Fair to unsettled Thursday iiight and Friday colder LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning VVarniivt Wednesday 34 Coldest in Night ot At 8 A HI Thursday 25 A perfect Christmas day Thats nil there is to say about Wednesday ;