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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 29, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home H A ft L 0 N E ft HIS MEM 3 ART OEPT OF IOWA MO INES I A VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY Tim XEWSPAPBU THAT ftlAKKS ALL NORTH 1OWANS NU1U1U5UUS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKE SBKVtCE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 29 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO252 ion Outcome of Montana Senate Fight to Be Significant By CIIAKLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O Hi July 29 Montanas senate fight between Senator Thomas J Walsh seeking reelection on the democratic tick et and Justice Albert J Galen of the state su preme court the republican nom inee furnishes a cleancut illustra tion of the politi cal situation this year in states where prohibition is a hotly contro verted issue This means a good many states It does not mean states like ICan t sas of course Kansas is too dry I for any argument It does not mean states like New Jersey whichis so i ft wet a state that both major senator candidates are wet It does mean states like Illinois U where wet sentiment is strong irenough to encourage exSenator ft James Hamilton Lewis the demo cratic senate candidate to believe he 1 may be able to overcome a normal G O P majority exceeding half a million and defeat Representative Ruth Hanna McCormick the repub lieans dry nominee Y jj TT GOES ALMOST without saying J that Illinois fight is more impor than Montanas both geo graphically and because Illinois has ten or a dozen times Montanas jponulation Nevertheless perhaps the Mon jctana contests outcome will be the ijimore significant of the two wet speaking ti That is Montanas party balance is not so uneven independently of the prohibition question Even tho Mrs McCormick wins mayhap in Turn to 1nge G Column 4 NTENGE Lester Mohr 14 to Serve 50 Years at Labor in j State Prison IDA GROVE July 2D tcr Mohr 34 confessed slayerof his v mother Mrs Gus Mohr was sen tenced today in district court to 50 years at hard labor in the state pen I itentiary at Fort Madiosn f Judge P J Klinker passed sen tence in a crowded courtroom He Jl said that because of tha youths y1 age he would not impose a life term The boy entered a plea of guilty j last week to the crime He de claretl that at that time he had been drinking spiked beer and had gone home where he quarreled with his mother over some work he had been supposed to do His mother slapped him the boy I said in his confession whereupon he I struck her Then he said he beat her with bricks until she fled Into the house I He followed his confession said a and got a shotgun with which he fired thru the screen door Then he broke into the house obtained a rifle and shot her again J The youth reported the finding of his mothers body to officials and said he had spent the day at a i neighbors working in the field Liter under questioning he broke down and admitted the crime Giant British Airship on MESSAGE 44 Persons Are Aboard Dirigible on Ocean Voyage BULLETIN LONDON July 20 message from the dirigible R 100 at 4 p m Greenwich times LIa m O S T read as fol lows Everything O K Fine wea ther Kiithor cold The position ot the airship was given as 5440 north lati tude and 1130 west longitude From this position it was sip parent the airship was swinging n a southwesterly direction anil was taking a much more direct route than at first planned when her itinerary called for her skirting Capu Farewell on the southern tip of Greenland rARDINGTON Eng July 28 Britains gigantic air ship the R100 today was on a 3385mile journey to Montreal The six motors were started at 3 oclock a m today S p m Mon day C S T while the ship was tied to its mooring mast here and soon were warmed to a smooth purr oclock a1 mr tow ropes1 were cast off and to the cheers of a crowd that had waited thruout the darkness the big ship floated up gracefully and turned north westward for Liverpool A strong and cold wind was blowing i Will Arrive Friday The course was left to the discre tion of the commander Squadron Leader R S Booth but in general LOG OF THE KlflO Central Standard Time Monday p Cardingtori for Montreal Tuesday 12 p Chester Eng land 2 a Douglas Isle ot Alan n Lame north urn Ireland a over ilntli lin Island Antrim northern Ire land n tho Maidens just off the Mull of Klntyrc at the southern tip of Scotland G si over Oversay Isle off the coast of Scotland a to Valentiu fixes position miles at sea off north Inish coast it was to be by way of northern Ireland to a point south of Cape Farewell Greenland across Labta 10 Column IK OUSTS MKENZIE KING SWEARSTHATHE WASCDRRUPTED Reds Loot Chinese City R B Bennett conservative party leader is the new man in power in Canadian government The Canadian general elections gave the conservatives the bal ance of power in the dominion house of commons and deposed he liberals from power The farmer would feel a great deal happier if n bumper crop didnt bump him harder than anybody Times tax 01 AUNT MET By Robert In my day you could lell poor folks children by the itch but now you look an Ken if theyve still got their tonsils Gehlbach Leads Take Off at Los Angeles Kahier Is Second METROPOLITAN A I R P O R T Los Angeles July 2fl allAmerican air derbyists began the return trip to Detroit this morning led by Lee Gehlbach Lit tle Rock Ark pilot leader in elapsed time for the flight so far Gehlbach hopped off at Pa cific standard time for Ogclen Utah the next stopping place The planes are expected to stop at Las Vegas Nov to refuel Herman Hamer La Salic 111 got away second at a m He was followed at one minute intervals by Lowell Eayless of Cleveland Charles Meyers also of Cleveland and Henry Ogdcn of Inglewood Cal J R Wcddcll of New Orleans holder of second place in the race was forced out by the cracking up of his plane just before the sche duled start of today The other flyers started In the following order Bill Cahill ol Cleveland Cecil Coffrin Brooklyn Larry Brown Los Angeles Slan Iny Stanton Blackwell Okla H I W Holladav Los Anceles Old Canadian Govern ment Loses in Election to Conservatives OTTAWA Ont July 29 After 12 years in power the liberal government of W L MacKenzie Kring has been over thrown The conservative party headed by Richard Bedford Bennett won a majority of seats in the house commons in yesterdays general election With 23 seats to be accounted for the Canadian Press recorded the election of 222 members as follows Conservative 128 liberal 77 united farmers of Alberta 9 progressive 2 liberal progressive 2 labor 2 in dependent 2 There are 245 seats and 124 are necessary for a majority after election of speaker Time Not Definite Conservative headquarters an nounced the party had elected 132 supporters distributed as follows Maritime proinces 23 Quebec 25 Ontario GO Manitoba 8 Saskatche wan 5 Alberta 4 British Columbia G the Yukon 1 When MacKenzie King submits his resignation to the governor gen eral the prime minister will be Ben nett a lawyer who has been con servative leader three years The time of the change is not definite as an outgoing ministry is given op portunity to adjust its affairs Five Are Defeated Victory for the conservatives traditional proponents of a high protective tariff was forecast early Turn In IflKfl ID roluinn MacDonald Says Attor ney Told Him to Tes tify Falsely CAN FRANCISCO July 29 John MacDonald year old Baltimore waiter told the justices of the California supreme court iere today he gave false testimony m the MooneyBillings bombing case in 1916 because he was in duced to do so by Charles Ficktsrt then district attorney Under questioning by Justice Preston MacDonald admitted he had told five different stories at five different times about what he saw in connection with the bombing of the Preparedness day parade here that year Asked how the court was to know which one to be lieve he replied Only by your own judgment MacDonald was asked if he was coirupted in 1916 and replied he was explaining he had been taken to the office of Charles Fickert then district attorney and induced by Fickert to tell a story different from the truth about the explo sion which took 10 lives and injured 40 persons A whole pack of lies was packet into my head MacDonald safd Thomas Mooney and Warren Bil lings are serving life sentences for the bombing and the purpose of MacDonalds testimony is to deter Turn to Inpe 10 Column MUST KEEP1N SIGHT OF FIELD Endurance Flyers Start on Ninth Day of St Louis Flight ST LOUIS Mo July 29 Dale Jackson and Forest OBrine started the ninth day of their en durance flight at a m today when they had been up 102 hours From now on until they land they must remain over LambertSt Louis field always within sight an official observer Their baro graph was for only eight days and to make the flight official they now must be constantly under ob servation Kcachcs 207th Hour ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y July 29 big red endurance plane challenging the 554 hour mark of the Hunter brothers reached its 207th hour in the air at 10 a m E S T today The regular re fueling contact was made without mishap Unfavorable Weather Leaves Germans Undecided on Next Move KTRKWALL Orkney Islands Inly 29 Hirth and Oscar Wcller German aviators at tempting a flight to the United States today paused here undecided as to the next move in their pro gress Their plans for the next hop to Iceland were hailed by information today of unfavorable weather and the lack of a landing field at Reyk javik Because the next hop Involves something like 31 hours in the air witn M probable two hour hunt for their alighting field Hirth produced a wallet from his pocket extracted two photos showing his wife and the airplane and said significantly These are the two most valuable things I have I cannot risk it Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal July what do you know about Ma Ferguson down in Texas I know Ma and like oer She pulled i e r husband lit of a hog hole one time and that has always hit the old timers OH just about what a real old western wife should do They overestimate this gover nor thing anyhow States have good ones bad ones and every kind and yet they drag along the same Things in our country run in spite of government not by the aid of it Did you ever see the like of candidate everywhere ICvery male white child over the age of 21 is running for something You can always tell a poor busi ness year by the number of candidates When nobody else will givo you employment yoi feel like the state should Yours WILL ROGERS PHOTO OF STRICKEN MELFI Foreign Ships Carry People Away 4 Stay Missionaries Refuse to Leave Ravaged Ho nan District SHANGHAI July 29 Chang sha capital of Hunan province np larently was doomed today as com uunisls burned and looted their way thru the city Foreign gunboats were forced to withdraw from the city due to the owering of the river level Foreign property worth millions of dollars thus was left at the mercy the Reds Burning and looting was going on unrestrained The majority of the foreigners left the city having boarded war ships in the Slang river Missionaries Remain Late advices said four mission aries including W H Lingie of the Amcican Presbyterian mission with headquarters in New York and Allen Cameron of the Faith mission Turn to ItlRc 10 Column Central Prcss Telephoto Hero is the first photo of ruined anil devastated SMfi the town which suffered he most in Italys latest earthquake The official death toll has linen placed at 214S and the iniurnd at Photo was rush oil hy fast trains nnd plnnns to London and then radioed to JVew York 15 Lives Are Lost in Lake Erie Disaster Ship Founders Six of Crew Are Saved by Steamer ERIE Pa July 29 saudsucker Whalen foundered In Lake Erie today carrying 15 of her crew down with her Six seamen were saved The ship turned over apparently with little warning six miles oft Dunkirk N Y at a m E S T The crew of the steamer Amaso Stone of the PickanclsMather fleet picked up six members of the Whal ens crew anil brot them to purl here with the first word of the sink ing Capt W H McNeil of the Amasa Stone said he heard the cries of several men in the water but was able to find and save only six Officials of the Kelly Island Lime and Transport company said the Whalen was enroute from Sandus ky Ohio to Tonawanda N Y at the time of the foundering It was commanded by Captain Tom Waagey and had a crew of about 18 men The Whalen is a 200 fnot steamboat and was considered sea worthy John New Name of Watkins Boy Lost Identity Suit Is Filed Against Hospital CHICAGO July 29 iiaby boy in the William Watkins Home today became John Doe As the infants best friend Mrs Grace Dibrell a prominent clubwo man authorized Attorney Barrati OHara counsel for the Watkins family to file today a suit for lost identity aamages against the staff of the Englewood hospital where the Watkins and Charles Bamberger babies wore born June 30 To File Suit The baby who alleges he does not know who he is will seek in the suit to learn if he is rightfully Charles Evaus Watkins or George Edward Bamberger the boy bap tized Sunday as the Bambergers son Attorney OHara disclosed that another suit for 5100000 damages for mental anguish would be filed soon by Mr imcl Mrs Watkins 10 Column 3 Census of New York Shows Million Gain WASHINGTON July 29 Pi New York citys population was an nounced by the census bureau as 0959195 an increase of or per cent This figure based on a careful re check of returns was larger than the 15958792 announced by the New York supervisor Algona Legion Plans Annual Air Contests ALGONA July American Legion post is planning an aviation meet at the local air port Aug 24 t is planned to hold the meet ns it has been in tho pasl with attractive prizes for the win ners ot the various contests A large number of Iowa airmen will be in attendance Markets at a Glance SPICE ADDED Impeached Governors Oil Millionaires Blind Man Run CITY July 29 Voters of politically turbulent Oklahoma were offered slates of iandklates Including two impeached overnors two oil millionaires i woman and a blind former senator from which to select senatorial and gubernatorial nominees at the pri maries today A run ofT primary was In prospect The accusation of excessive ex penditures entered the campaign when Woodson E Nnrvell twice un successfully sought to bar his mil lionaire opponent in the senatorial race Charles J Wrightman Tulsn oil man Alfalfa Bill Iluns Chief rimong the nine democratic aspirants for the gubernatorial nom ination were W H Alfalfa Bill Murray constitutional author and founder of an ill fated colony of American farmers on a 50000 acre tract in Bolivia Frank Buttram Oklahoma City civic leader and mil lionaire E 13 Howard Tulsa Judge Frank Bailey Chickasha A S J Turn to 1uKc 10 Column It XKW YORK Southern Rail way makes new low imsettlement extends to rails American Gas Klectric rallies several points Foreign Ster ling at new high for movement reports rain in Tcxa lower spot market foreign selling CHICAGO Wheat Weak fine weather northwest bullish Iowa and South Dakota reports to higher Well the Digest has told us how the cities are going to vote how how arelhc rural districts going to1 Louis GlobeDemocrat IOWA LOSES BY RAIL RATE Farmers Will Pay Additional According to OLeary FORT DODGE July 29 M OLeary rate expert of the Fort Dodge chamber of commerce today charged that the reduction in rail road rates announced recently will cost Iowa farmers an additional SI5000000 this year He said the new rates which go into effect October 1 are in reality only of benefit to certain of wheat and provide an increased rate for corn and oats News reports of this decision published Saturday were mislead ing OLeary said inasmuch as they tended to show that farmers generally would benefit from the new rates An analysis of the com plete decision which has just been received reveals nn entirely differ ent story itcrcivis Nn Hemfit While it is true there will he certain reductions on grain when shipped to certain localities the Iowa farmer will receive no benefit because the rate on corn and oats Christensen Is Charged With Manslaughter iiompson ATTORNFA Roe Tlnmp son filed a charge of man slaughter against Magnus Christen sen 140S Delaware avenue south east Tuesday following the death of Merlin Bloxhani Jr 4 years old son of Mr ind Airs Merlin K Blox hani 111 Twentyeighth street southwest Tho youth died early Tuesday morning of injuries re ceived Monday evening when he wns thrown from a pnrkerl car which was rammed by an auto driven by Chrislensen Charges were filed before Judge John C Shipley in police court Christensen will probably he ar raigned soon and his baml fixed Judge Shipley stated the bond would probably be fj000 Christensen is uow being hold in the city jail According to officers he was drunk when arrested after the crash An inquest was scheduled for oclock Wednesday morning Companion Admits Intoxication Frank SkalUcUy 44 yours of age Mason City who was riding with Christensen when the crash oc curred entered a plea of guilty to a charge of intoxication and was fined in police court Tuesday morning He made no statement c on csmiD cr ftliGr cxc spt tctQ deny he was driving or had driven the auto belonging to Christensen Services for the boy will be held at oclock Wednesday afternoon at the Randall funeral home The Rev W H Spence pastor of the First Methodist church will be in charge Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery The body will remain at the funeral home until the services are held The hoy was stunned after being thrown to the pavement but later rallied and was conscious at the hos pital for about 20 minutes Physi cians stated he had a serious frac ture of the skull the top of his head nearly being torn off Jaws Were Fractured He also had a fracture of the up per jaw a fracture of the lower jaw and cuts on his body with per haps internal injuries The fracture of his skull made hia chances for re covery hopeless according to phy sicians but lif was prolonged as much as possible The accident occurred shortly af ter 8 oclock Monday evening The boy was taken to a hospital and died about 2 oclock Tuesday According to a report by pojcL the youth was standing on tho front part the Ford sedan be longing to his father The car was parked in the cast side of the street facing north in front of his grand fathers house 211 Monroe avirue southwest ChrisUiiMMi Cur Swerved The Christensen car was bcitif driven north 1111 suddenly nvrrverJ over striking the rear of the ham auto From the force of ITurn In Ill III I oliiniu 1 IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair TuiSday night ami Wednesday slightly onolrr Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazelle weather figures for 24 hour period ending At 8 oclock Tuesday morning Alaviniiim HI Minimum in Night At 8 A M Tuesday 0 The cold wave promised by the weather man for Tuesday took the form of n maximum almost 20 de r bclov that of the previous day and a minimum down in the fifties On a comparative basis that was n ld wave Turn to Insfi 10 ;