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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Edited for the Home FIVE CENTS PER COPY EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITYTlOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 4 1930 Pnsss Dry Law Showdown Present Storm May Be Cyclone Says Stewart By CHARLES V STEWAIIT WASHINGTON Jan 4 11 For a long time it has been evi dent that a prohibition showdow was coming sooner or later bS th No one can have missed sensim the fact that the air became electri with the recent Issuance of Senato Borah s militant dry manifesto The present storm may blow itsel out without demolishing any sky scrapers as a good many simila and mighty viciouslooking storm have done hitherto but there ar quite a few indications that this i the beginning of the real Cyclone INASMUCH as good drys like Sea ators Borah Brookhart Harris and Norris have said so already there can be no harm in repeating that we have not had genuine pro mbttion in the last 10 years Probably the country could dub along indefinitely under a counter feit dry regime Finally however the drys show signs of having lost all patience If so and they actually are on the point of starting to tighten up the thumbscrews until they hurt like everything the natural conclusion is that the wets are going to turn desperate TT will not be as funny as lots of A folk wets and dry alike seem to imagine The tirys have the advantage of a dry national administration a big dry majority in congress the law on their side and quite likely more than 50 per cent of drys among the rank and file of the people thruout the country But that is not all there Is to the question by any means The truth is that the prohibition enforcement problem has not been scientifically analyzed The most that has been done is to try to hush matters up by such means as President Hoovers anti crime most ambi tious attempt at hushing undertak en by anyone thus farNow the lid JBKsrbsShblowni ciJfrfromthat and 1 the drys blew it off T TNDOUBTEDLY a few hundred or U maybe a few thousand men can be found who will make an honest effort to enforce prohibition However that is not enough A great many more must be em Ployed and as soon as the enforce iment officials numbers begin to multiply it becomes no longer pos sible to procure enough honest ones There is the essential enforcement is honest it is inacln if adequate it is crooked J AS to sources of liquor rt when one is plugged tip another one opens If diversions of legitimate stuff to illegitimate purposes are stopped TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 r Boone Publisher to Seek Dickinson Seat BOONE Jan 4 G Gold thwalte publisher of the Boone NewsRepublican today announced he would be a candidate for the re publican nomination for congress man from the tenth district to suc ceed L J Dickinson who is a can didate for the republican nomina Jv tion for United States senator Goldthwaite expects to begin a canvass of the district in the near future pressing the claim of the south portion of the district to rec ognition at this time He has al ways lived here mamallUl SEImCE PLAYERS ARE KILLED Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Jan We have our fun out here day in and out joking about the east hiircti down in snow and galoshes panics and poor coaching whiia we bask i n sunshine rosea and fine football But leta bo good sports and ad mit it Boysi in tm ii LIIIIIIII we need rain WILL ROGERS This is not just an admis sion I will make it a mo tion that it be called a prayer Take it from me a taxpayer and a man that still lias vacant lots to sell it hasnt rained here since Noah took two of every kind of moving picture nctor and actress into the ark with him Moths have lived on rain coats for years They revived the great stage play on Rain and had a footnote telling the audience what it was that was dripping outside This is mighty dry humor but friends we would welcomo tha Johnstown flood right now Yours WILL ROGERS P papers go ahead and print this and show em we can take it on the chin and still grin Statesmen should keep a nation prepared If a man likes to monkey with opinions its his job to provide the Review RESUMr EFFORT TO GET FROM 2 PLANES Fleet of Ships Aid in Attempts to Raise Wreckage CANTA MONICA Cal Jan 4 0 Efforts to raise the wreckage of two motion picture camera planes believed to hold the bodies of seven of the ten men killed in a midair collision were to be resumed todav m the 318 feet of water off Point San Vicente The trawler Salt had its grappling hook fastened in the wreckage while coastguard naval and priv ately owned vessels were to aid in attempts to raise the planes to the in Capitol Fire Put at Only J FESS MAY HEAD INVESTIGATORS OFL1QUORCASES Would Take Chairman ship Only Under Compulsion UfASHINGTONJan 4 OBSpec ulation over whether Senator Fess of Ohio would head the joint congressional committee which will consider the reorganization of pro hibition enforcement machinery gained momentum today from his visit with President Hoover at the white house last night Fess who previously had sug gested Senator Borah of Idaho for the post was a dinner guest of the president with Senator Capper of Kansas another republican dry Be fore his visit to the white house the Ohioan said he would take the job only under compulsion Declines Discussion Senator Borah declined to discuss the proposal that he be made chair man further than to say he was deeply moved by the solicitude of my friend from Ohio Meanwhile a new problem1 for the proposed committee to thrash out has been raised by Secretary Mellon Upon his return from a va cation trip the treasury head pro posed that all prohibition enforce ment activities be transferred from his depaitmerifcto ttle department of justice President Hoover had suggested that thetreasury retain supervision of industrial alcohol permits Starts Tightening Reins The department of justice moved in two directions yesterday Toward more stringent enforcement of the dry laws In one case it sought a ruling from the supreme court that when a person gives a bootlegger an order requiring transportation of liquor he is guilty of conspiracy i to violate the law In the other Attorney General Mitchell sent to Chairman Capper of the senates District of Colum bia committee his program for making Washington a model city VICTIMS OF MOVIE AIR CRASH of with ocean off Santa Monica Cal COASTGUARDS ARE EXONERATED U S Attorney Wont Pro OFFICIAL ENDS FINN INQUIRY Decides Former lowan Came PROVIDENCE R I Jan 4 LVt States Attorney Henry M Boss Jr here today issued a state ment in which Vie completely exon erated the crew of the coastguard patrol boat 290 from nny blame in the killing of three men aboard the rum runner Black Duck last Sun day and said he would not produce the crew before the state inquest being held at Newport As a result Attorney General Oscar L Heltzen said he would be forced to go thru the formalities of inter state sum mons to get the coastguardsmen to testify before the coroner would call for two additional fed eral judges and enlarged police powers among other things Belgians Use Secret Route declared information partments showed that the Black Duck came upon the patrol boat LOS ANGELES Jan 4 Deputy District Attorney Daniel Beecher today concluded his inves tigation of the circumstances sur rounding the death of George Luf aycttc Finn former state senator of Iowa with the statement that he was convinced the man dicrl of natural causes The investigation will ho con tinued Beecher added but will lie centered upon a will said to have been signed by Finn three before he died a year ago which directed that his flOOOOOO estate be divided among certain relatives The investigation was begun at her with her horn and lights to heave to As the machine gun of the patrol opened fire 1 ic said the Black Duck veered antl was raked from stern to pilot house surface The wreckage was discovered yes terday by the tender Daisy M of Redondo Beach and the speedboat Diana from Venice which were dragging the Pacific ocean bottom two miles off shore Navy airplanes flew over the scene while nearer shore a huge fleet of small craft cnsscrossed with dragging hooks Raised Part of Plane The Daisy M first struck the wreckage and signaled to the other craft after her hook had been hauled in and was found to show traces of red paint the color of the airplanes Later an airplane wheel and strut The which AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen m Maybe he aint a hypo cnte in some ways but I J aint got much faith in the pious talk of a man thai dyes his mustache an combs the hahover his bald spot viJiiii 1UU feet in flames were found 100 feet apart on the ocean bottom They are believed to contain the bodies of Kenneth Hawks film di TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 Cleveland Police Seek Gunman Who Robs Girls Women Jan 4 gun man believed by police to have been responsible for attacking and rob bing five women during the last month was the object of a syste matic search here today Miss Janet Blood 16 high senior was shot and seriously wounded last night by a man and robbed of Two hours later Mrs Mae Simpson 19 was attacked and robbed of her coat and money Attho the women live on opposite sides of the city they gave identical de scriptions of a young man who Is behoved to have shot Beatrice Gal lagher 23 a maid last Dec 23 and VIra Mary Pshock 20 three days ater and to have attacked another ivoman Dec 6 Miss Blood was in a critical con dition today BRUSSELS Jan ingr over a secret route to avoid enemies of her betrothed Princess Marie Jose today was on her way to Rome to become the bride of Prince Humbert heir to the Italian throne Her special train should reach Rome Monday The wedding is set for Wednesday The Belgian royal party in three special trains left here at p m last night An hour later it en tered France at JemontAulnoyc and at a rn reached Basle Switzerland In a half hour it pro ceeded for Lucerne Extraordinary police precautions arked Maries aeparfuri Police cleared the railway station and sur rounding streets before the royal consisting of King Albert Queen Elizabeth Princess Marie Jose the crown prince and princess and Prince Charles arrived Crowds Cheer Princess Crowds outside the banned seci tion cheered as the pretty 23 year old princess went to the train which was to take her from her home land Queen Elizabeth also was cheered It was her first public ap pearance in six weeks She ap peared pale but waved a cheerful farewell to the crowds Princess Marie Jose walked with her father at the head of the pro cession from automobiles thru the decorated station to the waiting TURN TO PAGES COLUMN 2 he was being poisoned She also al leged that the will of 1929 which supplanted one made in 1926 be queathingher and the state oC Cal ifornia the estate was a forgery The will of was discovered in the possession of Dr Frank Murphey Finns attendant several weekn after the millionaire Dr Murphey said Finn told him to keep the will secret for six months while civil litigants attempting to BLAZE BELIEVED TO HAVE BEGUN IN ARTIST ROOM Officials Seek Cause of Fire in Southwest Wing WASHINGTON Jan 4 tongues of red flame liiati leaped thru the roof oC the south west wing of the capitol last night and licked at the side of the huge white dome had left today only a small blackened spot on the side of the building The vividness of the flare the shrieking sirens of fire apparatus first thots that centuryold records possibly the nearly nationold struc ture itself mightbe endangered had faded this morning and fast werebecoming a part of thebulg ing history of capitol hill Starts in Artists Room Officials were more concerned over the cause of the blaze than the damage wrought They said the loss would amount to about that the fire in no way would in terfere with the convening of con gress Monday from the holiday re cess and that such documents and papers as were charred or water soaked were not a part of the per manent files The blaze far moi BOOMED FOR SENATE Gen John J 1ershlnjr wlio 1ms been mentioned a senatorial candidate to succeed Senator George W Norris of Nebraska BOOM PERSHING AS SENATOR TO the executive office of the white house Christmas eve originated in a room occupied by Carl Moberly an artist who has decorated many of the long corridors in both tlie senate and house wings Clgarct Cigur Blamed Moberly wan rescued from the room in a partly suffocated condi Lion He was administered first aid in toe offico of Representative John Garner of Texas the house lemocratic leader and later taken to a hospital Today he practically had recov ered and from him capitol officials lope to obtain some light on the cause of the fire Several capitol HSBUSSTRUCK BY TRAIN EIGHT YOUTHS INJURED Ohio Party Was Return ing From Game in Nearby Town XWOOSTER Ohio Jan 4 Vio tims of a speeding train which cut thru the night and a blinding sleet storm to crush their bus while they laughed and talked oE their basketball games seven youths were dead and eight other high school boys and girls were in hos pitals today The dead boys all of them be tween 14 and 18 were members ot the high school basketball team of Burbank near here They were on their way home happy over defeat ing their old rivals at Big Prairie another nearby village when a Pennsylvania railroad flyer struck their bus at a crossing near Shreve 10 miles south of here last night 7 Are Dead The dead are Wilbur and Forest Grubb brothers Claude Repp Wayne Lehman Emil Timic Talley and Willard Baker The most seriously injured were Edith Repp who suffered fractures of both legs and may die aid Lola Talley sister of the dead bo v who received a broken leg The others Injured most of whom suffered nothing more serious than cuts and bruises are Charles Packard Don ald Lehman Alice West Ell en Cow hick Grace Mory Maurice Lenz xacli of the boys team and Joseph General However Says Hes Surprised at Report T INCOLN Nebr Jan i J movement to tfraCt Gen John J Pershing for United States senator on the republican ticket ill opposii tion to George W Norris became known here today at the close of a conference in the office of Mark Woods well known Nebraska busi ness and political leader Pershing himself who departs to Unablo to Explain The crumpled bus was x carried down the track 100 feet and bodies were strewn four times that dis TURN TO PAGE 6 COLUMN I employes suggested the possibility night for Washington expressed 11 AT H Plprjl Tot n rj hat a cigaret or a cigar started he blaze Flames Leaped High David S Lynn thecapitol arclii ect and Joseph G Rodgers the louse sergeant at arms reiterated TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN S probate the wills or have T 1 D J t I claled intestate charged be hid the iriai rromised tor will to coerce the payment of a Man Who Attacked Girl BALTIMORE Md Jan 1 Alonzo Price Negro who police said confessed killing Reuben Hy man and assaulting Mrs Dorothy Burgess early yesterday was under constant guard today at Mercy hos pital where physicians said he would recover from wounds re ceived in the pistol battle that re sulted in his capture In tho meantime the states at torney office set maYuneryinto motion for a speedy trial as soon as Price should be able to appear Mrs Burgess whose story told police yesterday morning started an all day search before the Negro was caught bya patrolman just as he was to board a train at Lutherville north of here for flight to Harris burg Pa was under care of a phy note for 5100000 which Finns nurses held one of HAGUE EXPERTS BEGIN LABORS Delegates Examining Repar ations Reports of First Conference Ct River Gang Chief Linked With Detroit Shooting Is Arrested DETROIT Jan 4 Peter Li cavoli reputed leaders of the river gang which police link with the shooting Thurday of Inspector Henry J Garvin head of the police iii crime and bomb squad was arrested n H 3 and Wi investigation today shortly rom active nfter le hfuf heen rele1Jd Glenville Merchant Retires After 44 Years of Business GLENVILLE Minn Jan Fred Morrison for the past 44 years proprietor of the local rneaE retire from active business The place was purchased by L E and E H Williamson who have taken i lossession bond by federal authorities Of of the reparations proble7ii here today as the financial committee of the second Hague conference started to examine re ports of the subcommittee of the first conference The committee assigned to this work was comprised chiefly of ex perts of the finance ministers of the nations involved Among them were jurists who have studied legal aspects of substitution of the Young plan for he Dawes plan and experts who have worked on liquidation of all outstanding ques tions between Germany and the creditor nations These questions included such as both public and private sold by Germanys creditors and balances remaining from payments under the Dawes plan after the Youngplan payments went into effect One of Germanys demands at the current session is that Great Britain apply j W S VARE TO BE CANDIDATE Grundys Selection Wont Change Plans of Penn sylvanian PHILADELPHIA Jan I Pi William S Vare announced today that he was still a candidate for the United States senate and that his name would appear on the republi can primary ballot in May Vare who was refused a seat in the senate last month on the charge that his primary expenses in the senatorial campaign of 192G were cxcessfve made the statement as lie was waiting here for a train for Florida The announcement was prompted by widely published reports that he might not be a candidate for reelec tion because of his health1 When Governor Fisher appointed Joseph R Grimdy to the vacant seat Vare announced that the gub ernatorial action did not change his plans I feel that the right of the great state of Pennsylvania to selecl its own senator must be upheld Vare surprise at the existence of such a movement You cant keep your friends from talking about you he said This is the first Ive heard about it Asked if he would refuse an of fer of the candidacy were it properly made he replied As I say 1 havent given it any consideration Woods said he 1ms been discussing the matter with people all over the state for 30 days or so Nine years ago he was one of the two principal boosters in Nebraska for Pershing aspresident Desire for Gun Puts Minnesotan Back in Jail After Escaping WORTHINGTON Minn Jan 4 R Moore said to be a for mer convict at the Iowa reforma tory at Anamosa proved his do ordie spirit to Worthlngton of ficials but today he found himsell where he started last Jail Moore broke jail last Sunday and apparently made good his es cape when he returned early yester day and broke into the Art Smith secondhand store where he ob tained a gun Coming out he met a policeman A gun battle followed in which Moora escaped but ha dropped his gun charge I nroperty NAVAL BOARD PROBES BLAZE Inquiry Started Into Fire on Aircraft Carrier Saratoga SAN PEDRO Cal Jan 4 naval board of inquiry today went ahead with its investigation to fix responsibility for a fire Last night the Nobles county sheriff was informed someone was breaking into Smiths store There he found Moore after another gun He took him back to jail Officials said Moore is wanted in Southwest Minnesota countici on several charges Morality changes with time two sailors and burning four others The board appointed by Admiral Louis M Nulton in command of the battle fleet at anchor here is com posed of Capt E T Constein com mander of the U S S West Vir ginia Capt C K Courtney com mander of the U S S Tennessee and Lieut Talbot Smith antiair craft battery officer of the West which ine the IOWA said The placing of my name on Virginia The investigation which i f Tirimim hnllnl rM i I the primary ballot will give the peo ple of Pennsylvania an opportunity to uphold the constitution and the rights of the sovereign state of Pennsylvania expected to continue several days is being conducted behind closed doors Search of the waters yesterday failed to reveal any trace of fhe bodies of Mathcw La Vicllc 22 second class seamnn and Vincent I Liilor 2 engineer second class who lost their lives in the fire fylayor of Red Oak Fines Own Son RED OAK Jan 4 Horace Cloud fined his son liyron Cloud when brot before him charged with disturbing the peace New Years eve The fact that you ire my son and that I am the i regardless of the in bonds t i mary roads Union County to Vote on Roads on Jan 28 usettled Saturday night and Sunday somewhat collier Sunday or Sunday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Saturday morning Warmest Friday Coldest In Nlplil At 8 A M Saturday 35 After one dash into this region with a resultant decline of the mer cury to 5 above zero Thursday night Jack Frost retreated to the polar regions Friday The result was a maximum temperature Friday of 28 degrees and a minimum Friday night of ID degrees The wind was out of the south and melting ap peared in prospect Saturday t uu reason lie said 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