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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 16, 1930, Mason City, Iowa Iowas Edited for the Home HOME CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 16 1930 PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 85 CHANCES BRIGHTER 1930 Hope for Demo crats Stewart Foresees By CHARLES P STEWART Jan 16 Aunty Democracy normally is at her political best in offyears When a president is to be elect ed much oftener than not she gets licked Her national ticket usually queers some of her candidates chances for the senate and the house of representatives Between times in off years they generally have better luck This is one of those times and one of the most interesting off years t in American history v TT is an exceptionally exciting year President Hoovers ad ministration may fairly be de Ascribed as of an experimental type Mr Hoover as decidedly a new kind j of president If he is to make his experiment succeed obviously he must have spopular support The coming congressional elec lions will show whether he has it or not V THE senate cannot possibly be J very satisfactory to Mr Hoover now That the next one will be any more so is too much to expect con Aunty Democracys cus tomary off year strength Even if Ihe administration loses a senator ial friend or two it need not count it a it will be a serious annoyance The G O Ps loss of half a doz en senate seats which is conceiv iable would be mighty bad busi ness for the white house The most hopeful republicans rec ogiize the practical certainty of democratic gains in the house of lit I representatives That too will not amount to a white house catastrophe if theyare not immoderately large ains To be sure the democrats 1 pretend to believe they will get con trol of the house which certainly make President Hoover look like a one termer only it is highly Reduction of the G 6 fPs majority of about 100 to a mere handful would threaten him prospects are 1 party I Senator Daniel P Stecks Iowa Heatlabile only one of Jmportance thatthey seem inevitably doomed to lose Of course Steck was a puro ac His reelection would be a firstclass miracle However a few other individual democrats have fights on their Turn to Fuse R Col inn n 1 v I I GEORGE HUCKINS MISSING AGAIN Financier Fails to Show Up 1 to Post Bond on New Charge CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 1G Seorge E Huckins was missing to day while Linn county officers iwaited his reappearance to post JlOOO bonds on new charges of ob taining money under false pretenses brot in a county attorneys infor mation yesterday The latest charge grew out of in vestment of by Emil Dutch Levsen of Springville former major league baseball pitcher in the busi ness operated by Huckins and his father Elmer and said to pay as high as 52 per cent interest was instructed thru his attorney Walter J Barngrover to appear at 5 p m yesterday to ar range the additional bond before Judge H C Ring Huckins failed to show up anil a search of possible places in the city where he might be failed to locate him AUNT HET By Robert Quillen A man aint got no sense Pa thot that catty creature tryin to be nice when she said ray dress was purty an nobody could hardly teil it was made over SUGAR TARIFFS RETAINED Quakes Snow and Cold Handed to U S Bodies of Two Mine Victims Are Found DIXON Ky Jan 16 two miners entombed Saturday by a fire in the Carl Melton mine near here met death from lack of air probably the following day Desperate efforts yesterday by scores of relatives and neighbors to reach them in the hope that somehow they had survived the fire and the sealing of the mine re sulted late last night in the finding of the bodies of the men Aaron Bridwell 31 and Dorris Woods 30 in a small chamber A party of five men with gas masks braved the noxious fumes in the shaft to make that discovery and bring the bodies to the surface 30MENLAREAT WORK CLEARING CITYS STREETS Zack Reports Principal Highways Open to Traffic CHEKOKEK Jan Thelowest temperature of tho this nwrnlngwhen tif official ther mometer registered 21 degrees below zero rpHE street department force has Jbeen increased to 30men in an effort to open up all streets in Ma son City C H ager pro tern reports At Uie pres ent all the main streets are open to traffic nltho some of the side streets are still blocked because of deep drifts AH equipment which the street department has at its command has been worked day and night for the past two days Gangs of men are now shoveling sidewalks in the residential district The street department concen trated efforts Wednesday morning in opening the streets on primary roads thru the city Streets were then opened to each outlying dis trict so that residents would have little difficulty in gaining access to the business district Workmen are now busy opening up all the side streets Streets Mostly Opened City Manager Stevens reports that at the present time streets generally are pretty well opened The order in which the openingof streets has been determined has been on the amount of traffic pass ing over the streets and the number of homes served by these streets Letter carriers of Mason City and in the rural districts are experienc ing considerable difficulty because of the snow altho for the most part all deliveries were made in spite of the delay One carrier reported that in a residential district near the business center he found that snow had been removed from only three fourths of the sidewalks Carriers Work Until Dark AH rural carriers who work out of the Mason City postoffice were busy until nightfall Wednesday in their efforts to cover the routes Only two rural carriers reported that they were unable to traverse all of their routes Wednesday many extra hours of work were required by letter car riers and it was expected by local officials that considerable extra Turn io Iligc 8 Column 4 Bomb Damage Home of Eller in Chicago CHICAGO Jail 16 home of Boss Eller City Collect or Morris Eller political chief of bloody twentieth ward was bombed early today Eller and Mrs Eller were shaken but unhurt as the black powder bomb tore at the rear entrance of the Eller apartment in a three story brick building The maidAnna Sea man was cut and bruised by plas ter that fell from her bedroom A section of the bedroom door was flung across and imbedded in the wall above her head The chauffeur asleep in the basement was not in jured FEAR REPETITION OF 1913 FLOODS With the White river which empties into the Wnbash on a rumnuge flood levies of 1913 when In dhinn suffered the greatest devastation in its history arc threatened at many southern Indiana cities The damage from inundation may run into millions of dollars Photo shows n ypical scene near Spencer The overflow ot rivers thruout five Mississippi valley states has been checked at least temporarily by the zero weather However hundreds of families in one Indiana section have uecn forced to leave their homes EDUCATION IS AIMOFDRYS Gonvention Hears Michigan Leader Urge Instruction for People D3TROIT Mich Jan 1C The AntiSaloon Lieague of America turned its attention to the educa tional side of the prohibition prob lem at todays sessions of the twentysecond national convention A support the president lunch eon for businessmen also was on the days program with why in dustry and business support Preri dent Hoover as the topic for gen eral discussion In an address prepared for deliv ery today R N Hopsaple superin tendent of the Michigan Antisaloon league asserted that the only per manent solution of the prohibition question is moral and educational People must be taught he said not only to refrain from1 the sale of alcohol but what is more important to abstain from its use not because they fear the law or the officials but rather because they know what alcohol is and what it will do to those who use it Teaching in schools that alcohol is a poison rather than rather harmless agent was advocated by Holsaple as one of the supreme needs of the Beginning in 1930 he said the Michigan league will conduct gospel temperance revivals which will be in the nature of a religious total abstinence crusade CONVICT FEARS DEATH IN CELL Man Once Tipped Off War den to Planned Break for Freedom WAUKEGAN 111 Jan 16 If sentenced to the Joliet prison Arthur Reid 43 convicted burglar fears death so great was this fear that he collapsed yesterday in his cell in the Lake county jail Two years ago Reid was serving a term in the Joliet prison for at tempted murder he overheard some of hia fellowprisoners plotting to escape by dynamiting the walls and revealed the details to Elmer Green then warden For this he won his parole But several weeks ago Reid was arrest ed on a charge of stealingcoal from a Soo line freight car He was tried and convicted of burglary the punishment for which is an indeter minate sentence of one year to life Its a death sentence he cried in the courtroom after hearing the verdict read Theyll kill me sure if I go back there Army Officer Dies OMAHA Jan 16 Col D C T assistant chief of staff of the seventh army corps area died in a hospital early today MAN GLAD TO SEE POLICE FEARED HE WAS DUE FOR RIDE CHICAGO Jan 36 WjWWith a castro sought nearly a year for questioningin connection with the Valentines day gangmassacre sur rendered to police last night Balcastro had been trailed to his home following a restaurant rob bery Police found him hiding in the attic Youre not going to take me for a ride he shouted making a run for it Then he recognized one of the men as a policeman Im glad to see you he sail I thot some guys were going to take me for a ride sure Balcastro booked for rob bery and turned over to detectives for questioning concerning the mas sacre STATE PROBES CAUSE OF FIRE Of Blaze i Fireman Hurt RUMOR CARL BEN EIELSON FOUND MOSCOW Jan 16 report that Carl Ben Eielson and his me chanic Earl Borland were near the River Angiiemy Siberia was re ceived by the soviet government to day Altho it was not confirmed the soviet authorities ordered a dog sled expedition to the place Plausible Hut Only a Itiiinur SEATTLE Wash jan 16 The report saying that Carl Ben Eielson and Earl Borland missing since Nov 9 between Teller Alaska and North Cape Siberia have been found is plausible but so far only rumor R S Pollistter Seattle manager of the Swenson Fur Trad ing company owner of the ice bound vessel Namik at North Cape said today upon receipt of the in formation There is no need to feel badly just because other folks do not see things the same way as do you It is not your fault that they lack your clarity of Press Will Rogers ABOARD S S BREMEN Jan be in Cherbourgby daylight Four days and five hours There we lose the Frivo lous Us serious thinkers and one with a pur pose go on to London to the conference for fewer and bet ter cruisers See by the ships radio news we have bought 70 WILL ROGEKS bombing planes to offset any sinking that might be done here Yours WILL ROGERS Samuel Star deputy state fire marshal arrived in Mason City Wednesday night to investigatp the origin of the fire at the PrincesK cafe and North Side Fruit market on Federal avenue north which oc curred early Wenesday morniug He has made no official announce regarding his activities Chief Dan H Sliire has found that there is 521000 insurance on tlie contents and equipment of the Princess cafe which was carried with eight companies The building in which the Princess cafe is lo cated is owned by C B Senior who is now in Alhambra Cal He had insurance on the build ing which has about value he has stated Fire Captain James Kelly hurt his foot Wednesday afternoon when a nail it as he was looking over debris at the fire The deputy marshal has in spected two cans partly filled with alleged kerosene and oil which were found at the fire MANY HOOSIERS ARE FORCED TO ABANDONHOMES Flood Waters Halted by Abrupt Drop in Mercury By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS AN earthquake in southern Call fornia extreme cold in the northwest and Rocky Mountain re jions and floods in the middle west and south were included in the show ut on by nature in the United States in the last 24 hours While buildings rocking and flagpoles swayed along the San Bernardino valley in southern Cali fornia 500 families were driven from their homes by a swollen raging Wabash river at Vinccnnes Ind At Ottawa Ohio 200 persons were rescued from second story windows after the Blanchard river had gone far beyond its banks Cola From Northwest Today cold was sweeping down from the northwest and thruout the Mississippi valley where rivers had gone outside their banks were great areas of ice and slush Cold set new records in the Rocky Mountain regions Reports from Denver were that six persons had diedvictims indirectly of the cold rsw11 area of cold and show extended as far south as Albuquerque N Mex Snow blocked roads thru the mountain passes in Colorado and New Mexico The cold extending into tlie south however was expected to save that Police Hunt 2 Sisters as Rum Runners STRAFFORD Pa Jan 16 Two sisters still in their teens were sought by police today as rum runners Warrants for the arrest of Marie Duttner 19 and Violet 17 were in the hands of Police Chief Nugent who declared the girls had been en gaged in running liquor by automo bile between Philadelphia and Har risburg He said suspicion was directed to them when theirliquor laden car collided with another machine near her Tuesday The girls are daughters of Wil liam Duttner a farmer near Lan caster Pa who police said was con victed on a liquor charge two years ago and who is being sought for questioning T r o e co today and ar portion floods of the country from bad INDIANA FLOODS Nashua State Bank ReElects Officers at Annual Meeting NASHUA Jan annual meeting of the stockholders of the Nashua State bank organized in June 1927 was held at the city hall Tuesday afternoon for the election of officers for the ensuing year The board which has served ever since the organization of the bank was elected to the same office for an other year with the exception of A M Troutner who was not a can didate for reelection E C Baum bach formerly vice president was elected director in his place The other directors are W B Smith A W Lehkuhl W F Pierce L E Har rison the Rev Arthur Graber Je rome Waslsch W B Smith is the president of thebank Along the song praised W abash in Indiana conditionsequaled those of 1913 still recalled as the year of flood disaster In historic Vincennes the water encircled sections of the city More than 500 families were driven from their homes when the ITurn in Iirc K Column fi REBUILDING OF PLANTRESENTED Shenandoah Doesnt Want Gas Made Within City Limits SHENANDOAH Jan Objection to rebuilding the explo sion wrecked city gas plant within the city limits was being voiced by residents today No formal protest Has been lodged with city officials however With more than 160 electric grills substituting for the suspended gas heating and cooking the company announced today that gas service would be resumed within seven days by use of butane gas shipped in and mixed with air before being forced into the mains Funeral services were held today for Vergil Bettis 29 who was killed in the explosion of the gas plant Tuesday Hugh Shadduck who was injured in the blastis recovering at a hospital but has not been told of the death of his fellow worker RESOLUTION FOR REPEAL OF RUM ACTISBROTUP Substantial Progress Made Commissioner WAStOfNiSTONi llin resolution to declare the Eighteenth amendment inoper ative on the ground that it has been ratified by only 10 states lias introduced today by Repre sentative LaGunrdla republican of New York wet TI7ASHINGTON Jan 16 V hibitions tenth birthday fount he wet and dry issue a subject o icated controversy in congress will nembers discussing it on the house Tloor the senate receiving a reso ution asking repeal of the eigh teenth amendment and with Com missioner Doran of the prohibition bureau in a formal statement an nouucing that substantial pro gross toward drying up America iad been made The prohibition commissione ontinued that the offensive agains Lhe major bootlegger element ha been so successful that a heavy bur den has rested upon the federa court system during the past few years This and other phases of Uv problem however he added ar confronted with the confidence tha a solution will be found for them He said that striving for it principal objective elimination o the important sources of liquor sup ply the federal government ha built up an extensive and investigative system Ten years ago he said thes forces were still inadequate Toda they are well trained and whil still inadequate in some respect are fully alive to the problems con fronting the federal government Navy Delegates Steamer Runs Into Severe Storm Arrival at Plymouth of Is Delayed Until Friday S S GEORGE WASHING TON Inn 1G ship currying the American delega tion to the London naval con ference before dawn today run head on into a gale with wind blowing SO miles an hour GInnt sens smashed port holes mount ed tlie decks and cut the fpceil of the bout to 10 linots S S GEORGE WASHINGTON Jan 1G American delega tion to the London five power navnl conference ncared English shores to day hopeful of achieving in full measure President Hoovefrs ideal of curbing sea armaments Despite manifest difficulties the delegation still hoped and shaped its calculations on the basis of a fivepower treaty arising from thcii efforts It was recognized that to achievi that aim a most careful procedure would be necessary nut Henry L Stimson head of the delegation and his colleagues were prepared fully io Turn o Iigc H Column 5 SOLONS DECIDE 48T038NOTTO REVAMP RATES iarrisons Proposalto Leave Schedules Alone Is Adopted WASHINGTON Jan 16 senate today voted to retain tua ixisting sugar tariffs It adopted a proposal by Senator Harrison democrat Mississippi to substitute present levies for the in creases proposed by the finance committee republicans The vote was 48 to 38 Another Controversy The vote developed another maj or controversy for settlement in con erence with the house along with he export debenture plan and the SimmonsNorris substitute for the ilexible tariff which were written nto the bill by the senate coalition of democrats and republican inde pendents against the wishes of Pres ident Hoover Had the senate approved ths fi nance committee rates it would have made certain a higher sugar tariff in the bill finally sent to the president but todays vote makes this doubtful now unless a com1 promise is reached in conference and approved by both houses After the vote Senator Elaine rt publican independent Wisconsin re sumed an attack he began yester day on labor conditions in the west ern sugar beet fields Would Offer Bounty Senator Howell republican Inde pendent Nebraska was waitingto air lieu eralbbunty to domestic growers anil refiners In view of the parliamen tary situation it was doubtful whether the amendment would be in order The present duty on Cuban raw sugar is 176 cents a pound and that against other countries is 220 cents These were raised by the finance committee republicans to 220 and 275 cents respectively while the house bill provided duties of 240 to 3 cents How They Voted Eighteen republicans voted for the Harrison proposal which denies any increase in the sugar tariff over existing law Four democrats lined up with the other republicans against the meas ure to keep duties as they are The roll on the Harrison amendment follows For present sugar rate Republicans Allen Blaine Borah Brookhart Capper Gillett Goff Jones Keyes LaFollette McMaster Metcalf Nbrbeck Norris Pine Rob inson of Indiana Robsion and Democrats Ashurst Barkley Black Blease Bratton Brock Car away Connally Dill George filaas Harris Harison Hawes Hayden Heflin McKellar Overman Shep Turu to Page 8 Column 3 BROOKHART ASKS CUT IN RATES Lower Freight Schedules De manded in Resolution Wea by iowan WASHINGTON Jan 16 Reduction of freight rates on agri cultural products by the interstate commerce commission was proposed today in a resolution introduced by Senator Brookhart republican Iowa The resolution would have con gress direct the commission to re cuce agricultural freight rates to meet the general level on a tonnage basis of railroad freight rates for other products and if such reduc tion were not compatible with the maintenance of adequate transpor tation then th3 deficiency should be removed by raisingrates on other products to meet the lower level of agricultural products and the gen eral level of all rates shall not be advanced IOWA FORECAST aiostly unsettled Thursday night and Friday Probably oc casional snows Not so cold Thursday night in south west and in south portion Fri day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morninjj Mnvinmm Wednesday 4 Above Minimum in Night 17yf Bcloiv At 8 A M Thursday 1G Below Snowfall 5 ot nn Inch Irecipltnlion 02 of an Inch Wednesdays minimum of 171 degrees below zero was the coldest of the winter by some 7 degrees and approached last winters minimum record The snow level was increased to an even 10 inches by the half inch of enow that fell during the day Wednesday The wind Thursday morning was from the northwest and while there was a bright sun the situation bore little promise of melting temperature This is one time of year when Ihe insurance man is welcome at the office He usually brings a nice new calendar and doesnt try to sell a new Courier Journal L ;