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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 26, 1930, Mason City, Iowa E R H I S MEM ART OEPT OF IOWA OES MO I N ES I A North Iowas Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE IENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 26 1930 PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 42 I fa TO OUR RURAL ROUTE SUBSCRIBERS The GlobeGazettes Early Mall extra edition giving morn ing paper service is issued almost exclusively for the bene fit of our rural route subscribers Inasmuch as there will be no de liveries on the rural routes Thanksgiving day the Early Mail Extra of Thursday Nov 27 will not be issued but instead this Wednesday Home Edition carrying the same comics and feature matter is being mailed to all subscribers usually served by the Early Mail edition The Early Mail extra of Friday carrying all the news of Thanksgiving day events and sports will be de livered as usual Friday morning FARMER DIES IN AX MISHAP Death Toll in Japanese Earthquake Reaches 250 CLAUDE PUTMAN mm mmmi WQODRING WINS jgEg IN s f of in te vr i g B New Banking Laws Up Next Closings Ars Sure to Bring Storm in Congress By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Nov 26 CPA Closing of banks in various regions Is certain t o bring on a storm when congress meets Attacks and counter at tacks over re medial legislation are certain to oc cur Of the need of remedial legla tion there is littla doubt John W Pole comptroller of the currency in a statement at last sessions congressional in the need for remedial banking legislation said A comprehensive study of the banking system for the past nin years clearly indicates that the sys tern of banking in rural communl ties has broken down thru causes beyond the contrplpfthe Individual banker or the local causes of a in tinertTnitea StateSJ since Comptroller Poles reference to beyond the individual bank ers control canbe interpreted in two will be thus con fllctingly interpreted by diverging groups in the senate and house banking and currency committees as soon as their deliberations begin with the assembling of congress for tha winter ONE interpretation is that such changes were inevitable from the growth of business and must be met by facilitating larger con centrations of capital to which end Tom to B Column 3 HEAVIEST SHOCK SINCE DISASTER OF 1923 IS FELT 645 Houses Destroyed 4499 Buildings Damaged vestigation into Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Nov government in the world today has more discon tented people than usual But I think there is less complaint by the subjects in Russia than inywhere else That is they dont complain as long Russia today in her borders what you would call a constant critic You simply say your say and then you are thru Russia is a country that is burying its trouble Your criti cism is your epitaph Here lies the body of Boris Ogimsky He said Stalin the dictator wouldnt last but he outlived Himsky Yours WILL ROGERS TOKYO Nov 26 death toll of todays earthquake on the Izu peninsula reached 250 tonight when reports from nearly all dis tricts had been compiled The home office listed the number of seriously injured at 152 Houses destroyed numbered 645 and 4499 buildings were seriously damaged Seventy nine other buildings were razed by fire The home office announced there were 223 known dead in the Izu region The governor of Kanagawa prefecture reported 27 deaths in the Hakone district It was eastern Japans most de structive earthquake disaster since 1923 Roads Obliterated Belated reports from the latter area said many landslides had oblit erated roads and tied up electric railways as in the 1923 quake when that region was sorely stricken fj m A nunm III Hakone village on the shore of the famous lake of that name re nenipLOymeni ported 23 killed and Yumomoto re Tlonraoainn pdrtedfpur dead The famous mounI Nations Ills Fail to Halt Thankful Despite SNOW BLANKETS MIDWEST COLD LINGERS SOUTH Cold Wave Fatal to Six Fisherman Drowns CHICAGO Nov 26 cold wave sweeping down from the northwest brot death and suffering today to the middlewest many sec tions of which were blanketed with snow The south and east too were ex leriencing the taste of winter weather Cold lingered in the south accounting for the death of a man at Ludlow Ky A fisherman was drowned at Westerly R I when his aoat capsized At least six deaths were attrib uted directly or indirectly to the storm in the middle west Two In Chicago Two were in Chicago where a railroad switchman slipped from the icy top of a car in a fatal fall and exposure accounted for another victim At West Bend Wis a woman was killed when her auto mobile skidded on an icy road and Harry Woortrlnjr lelt democrat Wednesday was officially deter miner winner of the Kansas governorship by a plurality of 251 votes over Frank Chief llaucke republican The result was decided only after the counting of absentee ballots Revised figures from the lzu dis al misfortunes these but tomorrow trict gave the fatalities in the vari ous towns as follows Nirayama 74 Kanami 28 Shuzenji 15 Kawaaishi 15 Kitakano 18 and Nakakano 15 Since few nonJapanese visit these resorts there were believed to have been no foreign casualties No American casualties were reported at any point 4 Laborers Killed Four laborers were known to turned over and another met death at Lebanon Ind where a blinding storm prevented her from seeing an approaching train reported one deajth ironiVI exposure as Tanged from 20 Chairman Legge Advises Millers to Buy Wheat No Promises as Film Stars Condition Is Thot Serious LOS ANGELES Nov 26 Dolores Del Rio Mexican film act ress was reported by her physician Dr E C Fishbaugh to be in a seri 1 ous condition in a hospital here today Dr Fish I baugh said he and Dr Arthur I B Cecil would perform a deli cate kidney oper I ation upon the actress Miss Del Rio I was taken to the hospital yester day Her illness dates back to shortly after her marriage at San ta Barbara to Frederick Gib bons film art director when illness forced her to discontinue work At various times since first fall I ing ill Miss Del Rio has been re ported as recovering but recently her condition became worse She was reported resting well and in good condition for the operation Markets at a Glance a I c NEW YORK Stocks heavy rails and utilities under pressure Bonds Irregular miscellaneous fluctuation wide Curb heavy small losses general Foreign exchange irregular Ital ian lira heavy Cotton lower easier cables Sugar easy trade selling Butter irregular Coffee lower Brazilian selling CHICAGO Wheat steady bullish weather re port and firm foreign markets Corn steady firmness Buenos Aires and bullish weather Cattle higher hogs higher i AUNT MET By Robert Quillea have been killed when a portion of the famous Tanna tunnel between Ataml and Numazu collapsed TUe tunnel nearing completion after 10 years of labor cost about 510000 000 Extent of the damage to the tunnel was not determined but was believed serious Besides a revival of activity by the famous geyser at Atami which had been dormant since the earth quake of 1923 the flow ture and chemical composition of many hot springs in the quake area were reported greatly altered 80000 Camping Out MISHIMA Japan Nov 26 Thruout northern Izu peninsula it was estimated 30000 persons were camping out tonight the majority because their homes were destroyed or partly wrecked in this mornings earthquake but many thousands because they were fearful the fury of the earth demon had not spent itself The army was distributing tents and truckloads of food and other relief supplies Red Cross volunteers from nearby cities assisted in im provising shelters NOTEDEXPLORER DIES IN NORWAY Otto Sverdrup Spent Num ber of Winters Near to North Pole still is thanksgiving day And without using a microscope many of the 122000000 Americans are finding reason for being thank ful The national turkey will be on the board maybe some pounds smaller and not in such great num bers as in the past few years but by the same token several valuable dimes less costly Do you remember how President Hoover asked that the day be ob served 1 Echo Hoover Words x x x x that we make sure every person in the community oboveitp near zero Peoria HI also reported one death from the same cause Seek Protection In Chicago more than 2500 men sought protection during a night of biting cold in police stations and shelters for the unemployed as plans went forward to make further pro vision for their comfort By night fall another shelter the largest in the city was to be put in service by the Salvation acting for the Turn o Voge 2 Column H young and old shall have cause to give thanks for our institutions and for the neighborly sentiment of our people In echo to those words in his proclamation have come reports from even the hard hit sections of the country special baskets for those who need food extra efforts that ull possible cheer and cause for thankfulness be distributed Stil lauother story is told of great carloads of Thanksgiving birds moving to market accompanied by Turn lo Tagc 2 Colamn ICE RAFT SftVES Hunter Paddles 42 Hours to Shore With Rifle Stock POINT BARROW Alaska Nov 26 UP Marooned on a small island of ice while hunting a polar bear Joe an Eskimo fashioned a rough raft from the ice and used a rifle stock as a paddle to make his way to safety in a 42hour battle finally reaching shore ice near here yester day I wasnt surprised when they took the widow Jones to the asylum I happen to know she gave up a forty dollar pension to marry Henry OLSO Norway Nov 26 Otto Sverdrup 70 polar explorer died during the night Captain Sverdrup in his lifetime gained a reputation as one of the foremost polar explorers He spent a number of winters above the Arctic clrclej at various times con ducting expeditions to Franz Joseph land along the northern Siberian coast and elsewhere in the Arctic I Twice he headed expeditions tn search for lost Russian exploring parties once in 1914 aboard the ship Eclipse which was forced to spend the winter north of Siberia icebound and in 1920 to the Kara sea to seek a Russian party ice bound in the steamer Salovlc Growing old he gave his expert advice to rescue parties arranged for lost members of the Noblle ex pedition and for Roald Amundsen his friend of long standing who was lost off Tromsoe in a futile atempt to aid General Nobile New Stor A LOVE STORVj By Edna Pobb Webster GIRL EVERY TOWN ON PRIMARY ROAD Haynes Envisions Program to Provide 8 21 5 Miles of Pavement DBS MOINES Nov 26 An Iowa primary road system of 8215 miles with every town of more than 150 population on a primary road was envisioned today by Col Glenn C Haynes secretary of the Iowa Good Roads association Approval of legislators who were present at Saturdays good roads banquet is claimed by Colonel Haynes for the plan the salient points of which are An increase in primary road mileage from 6800 to 8215 2 It is assumed the next legis lature submits the constitutional amendment for a state road bond issue No More Bonds When the 5000 miles provided for in the original program have been paved and the additional 1800 miles graveled by the end of 1933 there would be no more bond Is sues Thereafter the payasyougo system would be used with funds He was exhausted hungry and with frost bitten fingers While he was on the ice temperatures ranged from 20 to 30 degrees below zero In his hunt the Eskimo had left the shore several miles behind him The Ice began drifting rapidly north ward Knowing rescue was impos sible he made his raft and started on the return journey BOYLElGJTN BOMBING PLOT Confesses Transporting 200 Sticks of Dynamite to Spokane SAN FRANCISCO Nov 26 Thomas E Boyle 24 San Francis co bookkeeper was being held here today for Spokane Wash officers after confessing he had transportec a trunk containing 200 sticks of dynamite from San Francisco to the Washington City as an accomplice of Henry A USB in the unsuccess ful plot to blow up the Spokane Chronicle building Boylo surrendered yesterday to police Use a bank night watchman who In 1927 was acquitted of plot ting to bomb the Spokane newspa per was arrested here Monday after ownership of a battery in the dyna to Future Grain Prices WASHINGTON Nov26 Chairman Leggeof f arm board said today that time for millers and feeders to pur chase wheat Addressing newspapermen at his press conference the chairman said If any of you are in the feeding or milling business to cover your re quirements now The chairman added I am not making any promises but the stuff is worth the money and its a gooil time to buy it Go buy it because it is cheap Asked if that meant the price of wheat was going up the chairman smiled and reiterated that he was not making any promises The chairman was of the opinion that the wheat surplus is being re duced daily thru feeding operations He estimated that well over 200 million bushels of wheat would be used for livestock feed this year Legge said he had no confidence in estimates of the Russian wneat crop and the amount that country ms for export AH available infor mation he said was absolutely unreliable Ax Rebounds Off Twig and Cuts Big Gash Death Sudden CLEAR LAKE Nov While chopping down a tree on his farm west of here this morning Claude H Putman lost control of the ax which hit him on the head re suiting in almost instant death His wife was standing neav y when the accident happen d She said the stroke of his x as he threw it back was iverted by a twig When he brot the ax down again it truck him on the back of his lead Physicians were called but he died soon afterward with out regaining consciousness He suffered a fractured skull The metal end of the ax hit his head with considerable force He was a farmer by occupation and was about 45 years of age The body has been taken to the Williams funeral home Funeral ar rangements have not been made Mr Putnam is survived by his widow and one daughter His daughter Nellie Frances is a stu dent in Clear Lake high school His mother three brothers and twosisters reside In HI Read about this girls struggle for happiness against domineering parents wealth and in toler ance s from vehicle and gasoline taxes and federal aid Fred R White chief engineer the state highway commission showed estimates given legislators here Saturday showed that after the 6800 miles have been taken care of yearly would be available for new construction after payment of principal and in terest on state bonds and for main tenance of highways already con structed Spcchil Election Following the constitutional amendment made by the legislature the people of the state will be asked to give their opinion at a special election next spring With the peo ples approval the fortyfourth gen eral assembly would pass an en abling act In accordance with the constitutional provision It has been pointed out that in creases already made to the original mileage made by the highway com mission leave only 1065 miles to be added to the proposed total of 8215 miles mite trunk had been traced to him STEWART HELD BUTLER JAIL Officers Make Investigation of Youth Implicated in Robbery Attempt ALLISON Nov 26 Awaiting further developments of an investi gation being conducted by Sheriff H W Burma County Attorney James Graven and other officers Virgil Stewart 18 Webster City was being held in the Butler county jail today The youth admitted he was im plicated officers stated in the at tempt to rob the Savings bank at Austlnville Nov 19 and that he par holdups at Davis Charges Follow Secret Investigation at Detroit Nov 26 Charges U of engaging in a conspiracy to smuggle beer and liquor from Can ada were made against approxi mately 20 men some of them for mer customs border patrolmen in warrants issued by federal author ities today y Nine of the men named are under arrest They were ordered arraigned today before Commissioner J Stan ley Kurd Six of them are former customs border inspectors and the others were described as down river bootleggers Nearly a dozen other men were named In the same warrant Gre gory H Frederick chief assistant district attorney said Their names were withheld pending arrest Some Bootleggers Some of them are former inspec tors and others are bootleggers he Hoover Will Attend Church on Holiday WASHINGTON Nov 2G President Hoover will attend Thanksgiving services tomorrow at Central Presbyterian church where Woodrow Wilson worshipped while the nations chief executive After the services at 11 oclock Mr Hoover will lay the cornerstone of a new Sunday school building for the church and then return to the white house for Thanksgiving din ner Whai iiou want 7 5HOPPING DAYS tILL CHRISTMAS ticipated in Corners and Chester in Howard county Officials refused to state further results of the questioning of Stewart or whether or not Stewart made statements implicating others Stewart was arrested at Spring Valley Minn Machine Gun Bandits Take Loot of PANA III Nov 26 gunmen armed with revolvers and a machine gun robbed the Statt bank at Kinkald a small mining com munity today and escaped with approximately 53000 Bank Near Springfield Held Up by Three Men SPRINGFIELD 111 Nov 2G T armed men held up the Rochester State bank near here at oclock this morning and escaped in an automobile with more than in cash and currency said The charge was made after sev eral weeks of secret investigation by special agents of the treasury department Bringing of beer in from Canada was described as the principal object of the alleged con spiracy Frederick set the time of operation as from March 8 until Nov 1 1930 The conspiracy was described by government officials as nothing like that uncovered two years ago which resulted In wholesale Indict ments and a reorganization of the border patrol Not Wholesale Elmer J Lewis supervising agent who directed the investigation am Col Helnrich E Pickert collector of customs joined in stating that the charges involved only a com paratively small part of the patrol The nine men under arrest are Oscar Vickstrom former patrol ser geant Arthur Ford Elmer J Ers kine Gordon Marsden William H Redford and Orie Hazen former in spectors Harry Gleason Charles Evans and Raymond Mallckl al leged bootleggers 4 of 5 Bank Robbers Caught Within Hour SPRINGFIELD 111 Nov 26 of the five gunmen who robbed the Kincaid State bank at this morning surrendered to Springfield police when surrounded at the edge the city leading from the hard road within an hcnu after the robbery was committed Declnm Is Postponed MANLY Nov oJ the snow and blizzard the annual declamatory contest for rural schools in Lincoln township wns postponed from Tuesday night The date will be announced later Troops Sent to Quell Disorders in Virginia RICHMOND Va Nov 26 Troops were moving in special trains for Danville this afternoon for guard duty in strike area5 mobilization being started in less than an hour after Governor Pollard ordered national guard troops to the sceneof disorders today and last night IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday colder in extreme cast portion Wednes day night rising temperature Thursday afternoon LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 34 Aliovo Minimum In Nltfht 1 IJelow At 8 A M Wednesday Snowfull 1 Inch Precipitation 10 of an Incli Snow level 2 Inclicn When the mercury completed Its fall early Wednesday morning it hud reached a point some 16 degrees lower than any previous minimum temperature of the fall And the fact of the coldness was Impressed on Mason City by a brisk northwest breeze Which continued to pick up the two inch layer ot snow and whip it about ;