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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 13, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home i 0 M f HAffLON ER HIS MEM ART 5EPT OF IOWA S M 0 I N E S A THK NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 1OWANS NEIGHBORS EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 13 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 291 Race Close in Illinois Campaign Promises to Be Excitinff Says Stewart BROUGH STICKS BY SPEECH By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON Sept13 CPA events in Illinois have put a stiff kick into the wetand dry issue as a factor in this autumns senate campaign Ever since prohibitions ad vent each time an election has begun to loom some considera ble distance ahead this issue has promised to figuro import antly at the polls Just as regularly it has tended to lose its identity among a number of other issues as the campaign has drawn toward its fin ish This year the controversy looked like holding its own better than usu alNevertheless it was beginning to blur when the sucker state fights latest developments brot it back into sharp outline ILLINOIS obviously Is a highly strategic spot on the prohibition map In the first place it ia large pop ulous and influential Secondly it is a wetanddryly problematic spot It includes a huge wet city but it also includes an extensive dry rural realm As a fitatej it has gone wet on a couple of referendums but it was when that issue happened to bo fairly Turn to pane B column 1 Violent Rainstorm Ends Drought in North Iowa CHURCH MERGER GIVEN APPROVAL s lethodist Conferences Are ion COUNCIL BLtTFFS Sept 13 of the Moines and Iowa conferences of Methodist hurch was a step neaj IT today The 3 itter group approy d and the former did so yesterday vith little opposition TO The next step in the movement to l Dionsolldate will be to petition the national governing body of church to ratify the action Plans were being laid to draft the peti tion at an early date so thatthe joint meeting might be held in 1B32 I movement also Is under way to procure the merger of the North Iowa conferences which are the Up per Iowa and the Northwest Iowa groups They are to holdtheir an nuai meetings within the next few weeks Approval of the Des Moines and conference consolidation yes 1 vterday received a majority vote but hot an unanimous decision on the part of the Dse Moines conference The vote was taken after an hours debate Trial of the Rev C D Cotttng ham Garden Grove got under way 11 yesterday following the merger ac j tion and was to be continued to fl day He was alleged to have struck ira member of his board of trustees in the eye during a fist fight and j removal from the conference was sought for conduct unbecom Ing a minister Newton Man Sought for Shooting of Policeman MINQT N Dak Sept 13 Robert Johns former resident o Newton and fugitive from justice i Iowa and Wisconsin today wa sought in connection with the fata shooting of Police Chief Marti Johnson of Ray N Dak Sept 4 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen None o my folks was feebleminded but Cousin Joe was a solemn littlesquirt that got mad if his wife nodded while he was readin his newspaper at her DOWNPOUR ONE OF HEAVIEST IN SEVERAL YEARS lail Does No Damage in Mason City Section ONE of the most violent rain storms of re cent years s truck Mason City and vicinity Friday night flooding streets damaging lectric wire service and stalling cores of automobiles While the rain apparently covered the two northern tiers of counties in his section of the state the main orce of the storm seemed to be cen ered at Mason City where a ralh aU of 322 inches wasrecorded at he GlobeGazette weather gayge and 435 at the American Beet Sugar company plant north of the ity Bother North Iowa communi ies reported a lighter rainfall Heavy Rain at Lake I At Clear Lakethe government nspected rain instruments operat d by Sam Kennedy showed 387 uches had fallen during the night Vhile the stormat ClearLake was ccornpanied by severe thunder and ightning no damage was reported Travelers between Mason City and Cedar Rapids stated damages from the storm hie enroute the lart of the state received little or no rainf Mason City seemed to be the vor ex of theatmospheric disturbance The clouds were churned about vipi cntly bringing repeated heavy showers amid sharp lightning ports Ranks AVith Big Rains The rainfall was practically of the proportions of the big rain on Aug 23 1928 when Willow creek flooded a section of southwest Mason City At that time the GlobeGazette rain auge measured 485 inches and the eet sugar company equipment 386 nches On Aug 6 1926 the city had a 308 inch rain on June 12 1925 a 342 inch downpour and on June 16 1919 a precipitation of 307 inches The rain was accompanied by hall The stones were small however and did only nominal damage to auto mobile tops or vegetation Flower growers in the city reported no ap parent damage from hail Lightning Hits Rheostat Lightning struck the rheostat in the power lieuse of the Mason City and Clear Lake railway company Fourth street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast during the storm Frank J Hanlon president one manager of the Peoples Gas anc Electric company estimated tha about 5100 damage was done by this bolt of lightning The rheostat was burned up bu nothing else in the power house was Car service in Mason City and to Clear Lake was sus pended for a few hours during the storm Mr Hanlon stated that no grea amount of damage was done to th electric lines in Mason City Some of the wires were blown down an some of the service was impaired because of the electricalstorm The trouble calls were answered and Jn most cases quickly repaired Damages Lines Considerable damage was done tc lines of the Northwestern Bell tele ptione company and employes wer Turn to pngo fi column 3 THOMPSON MAN SHOOTS HIMSELF Pool Hall Proprietor Take His Life When Arrested by Deputy THOMPSON Sept Benzel a World war veteran an proprietor of n pool hall here sho himself thru the head last evenin when informed by the Winnebag county sheriff that he was unde arrest on liquor law violations H died about an hour later The bullet passed thru his hea and lodged in the celling of th building Benzel had been proprieto of the pool hall for about two years Funeral arrangements have no been announced Will Rogers CAMP RICHARDSON Cal Sept Rickenbacker ourace of aces who brot down 26 e n e m y planes walked in his sleep and had a 20foot forced landing and cracked up I agree Arthur B ri s bane Not on Russia or dont e 11 America short but on his stand on Rick enbacker I believe that Eddy ought to get an even break with a cross continent record or a re fueling chjvmplon is such a thing as a hero being too modest and I think the least do for Eddy is to have the nation give him a para chute to sleep in We are doing all we can to have anotherwar and we will want to use him Yours WILL ROGERS BOYD HOPS OFF ON INITIAL LEG OF LONDON TRIP St a rfs Fr 6m Montreal Despite Weather Forecast HUBERT AIRPORT MON TREAL Sept 13 Er roll Boyd and Lieut Harry Connor lopped off at a m C S T oday in the monoplane Columbia or Harbor Grace N F on the first leg o2 a projected transAtlantic flight to England The starf was made despite re sorts from Dr James H Kimball meteorological expert at New York hat weather conditions wero not thebest The flyers expect to reach Har bor Grace before dark From Harbor Grace wa will fly due east making our departure from St Johns and intercepting the Grenl Circle course between New York and Fastnet Ireland along which we expect to pick up the ocean lin ers Lieutenant Connor the navi gator said Harbor Grace 450 gallons ol fuel will ba taken aboard The flyers expect to cover the distance of 2414 statute miles be tween Harbor Grace and Croydon England in 21 hours with favorable winds Captain Boyd has been planning the transAtlantic flights foryears He is 38 years old and was a mem ber of the Royal Flying corps dur ing the war Markets at a Glance Sept 13 NEW YORK Stocks irregular leaders drop to 5 before recovering Bondi firm market dull Curb heavy losses Foreign exchanges irregular franc firmer Butter firm CHICAGO steady aympa thy with Winnipeg and poor expor demand beneficial rains an poor cash demand to strong Twisted Metal of Auto Only Clew to Terrific Powder Magazine Bias WICHITA Kans Sept 13 A deep crater and twisted bits o metal which officers believe migh have been an automobile today wer the only clews to guide investlga tion of a terrific powder magazin blast which last night did cxtensiv damage in the vicinity of Wichita CANADIANS START OCEAN HOP Aasnriitlffi ircai Ihnti Capt Err oil Koyd Canadian flyer wlio took off Saturday morning accompanied hy Lieut Harjy Connor on tho first leg of a flight from Montreal ti LondonIs shown hero beside Ws plane the Columbia nm Still Opposed by League Heretofore Drys are in Favor of Public Decision WASHINGTON Sept 13 Fresh talk of submitting the pro hibition question i to the states or the people for a new decision caused the antisaloon league today to re affirm its opposition to any such project F Scott McBride superintend ent of the dry organization charac terized such a proposal as impos sible and ridiculous Well oppose resubmission of prohibition to the states or the peo pie ho said Any such proposal would be impossible and ridiculous It would take a two thirds vote of the senate and house for congress to proopse such an amendment and the congress is now more than two to one dry Threefourths of the states would never ratify such an amendment Discusses Jones Letter McBride made the statement in discussing a letter written by Sen ator Jones republican Washing ton in which the sponsor of the stringent five and ten law said he would be willing to work for the submission to the people of a pro Tum io page 5 column 4 AVIATORS START ACROSS PACIFIC Bromley and Gatty Begin Flight From Japan to Tacoma SAMBONJI Japan Sept 14 M a flightof 1532 miles across the Pacific ocean Pilot Harold Bromley and Naviga tor Harold Gatty took off today at a m for Tacoma Wash It was p m Saturday at heir destination when they lifted monoplano City be Tacomn om tho beach at Samishiro near hero and started from Japans main island on one of the most haz ardous flights ever undertaken The journey planned as a non stop adventure overseas subject to sudden heavy storms and typhoons may be interrupted by landing at Nome other Alaskan portn to refuel IOWA DRY CHIEF SEERS DIVORCE G A Brunson Claims Cruel and Inhuman Treatment in Filing ALGONA Sept A Brun son deputy prohibition director for the southern part of Iowa has filed an original notice for divorce from his wife Mame Brunson in the county clerks office He claims cruel and inhuman treatment The case will come up for trial in the next term of court with T P Har rington as his attorney Mrs Brun son has moved her household goods to Mason City where she will keep house for her son Allen who is practicing law in that city The Brunsons have one other son John who will attend the University of Iowa this fall Warrell SellsFloto Circus Manager Dies WINSTOM SALEM N Car Sept 13 J Warrell of South Bend Ind 60 manager of the SellsFloto circus died sudden ly of apoplexy today in a car of the circus train cnrouto from Charlotte to Winston Salem U S TO RAISE AS MUCH THIS YEAR AS USUAL Food Production May Be Greater Despite Drought Sept 13 As much food as ever is ex pected to be produced in the country this perhaps pite tho drought Total shipments of the important fruits and vegetables have averaged 20000 carloads a week nearly as many as a year ago and the depart ment of agriculture releasing new production figures today predicted average or larger than average sup plies of tho chief food crops Huge Onion Crop Tomatoes perhaps have supplied tho greatest upset for drought damage estimates The total com mercial production including the late crop now forecast at 4887000 bushels was indicated to be 7 per cent or 1140000 bushels greater than the 1929 crop of 17237000 In the commercial canning vege tables group the production of snap beans sweet corn green peas and tomatoes was estimated nt 2281 000 tons or nearly 7 per cent more than the average yearly production The 1930 onions was indi cated to be nexiKy 5 per cent larg er than the 1925 production anc about onefourthTgreater than aver age Lato Truck Unharmed While losses have occurred in the production of vegetable and truck crops in farm and market gardens and in a number of commercial areas in the drought states no ap preciable shortage was indicated in the commercial supply of any of the later summer fall and storage veg etables other than potatoes and sweet potatoes Increases over last year were In dicated for most fruit and nut crops Including apples peaches pears plums prunes grapes and almonds Representative Charles M Stedman tho only Civil war veteran in congress who has served in tho house from the Filth North Carolina district for 20 years Is critically ill in a Washington hospital Sted man who is 89 is the oldest congressman in point of years Shamrock V Is Behind at 15 Mile Post CUB A FEARFUL OF REVOLUTION Heavy Guards Are Stationed on Highways and at Stations HAVANA Sept 13 of a revolutionary outbreak the government of President Machado has instituted heavy guards about railroads highways and govern ment buildings thruout the island Military forces have been placed at strategic points to watch for the first symptoms of an uprising Mi nor disturbances have been reported in various Cuban provinces during the last two weeks but nothing oc a serious nature has occurred ao far Tho stato department has been caused no little concern by re ports emanating yesterday from Mexico Honduras and from Peru that a revolution either was near or already had broken out Adminis tration spokesmen say that with the precautions taken an armod out break of any significance would be impossible U S S KANE Off Americas Cup Course Sept 13 Ra dio to tha Associated ericas defending yacht the Enter prise led Sir Thomas Liptons Shamrock V by two minutes at the 15 milo mark in their race for the Americas cup The Enterprise swung her white hull around the tug marking the half way mark at oclock and at the greenhulled Shamrock swung around Both Yachts rounded the tug to port and left it on their starboard hand as they started their long reach back to thai finish Permission Granted for Ons Line FORT DODGE Sept Permission was granted yesterday by the Webster county board of su pervisors to the Missouri Pipe Line company to build a natural gas line thru the county The line will extend from Kansas Oklahoma and Texas CUBS LOSE 1 ST GAME TO PHILS FIGHT 1 COURT ENDS WITH YEAR TERM IN PRISON Creston Asks Pardon for World War Gas Victim pRESTON Sept 13 a court battle which began with his arrest in August 1927 and was carried to the Iowa supreme court A A Bamsey of Creaton yester day began his jail sentence of one year for illegal possession of li quor Bamsey was jailed on the order of Judge H H Carter because of failure to pay a fine of Im posed with the jail sentence Don ald F Wisdom attorney for Bam sey announced today that he would seek a pardon from Gov John Ham mill because of Bamseys ill health Wisdom stated that a number of prominent businessmen had signed the petition for a pardon The Bamsey case evoked consid erable comment thruout tha country when it was carried to the Iowa supreme court after a motion for a new trial was overruled In 1928 The state court upheld the lower courts decision and an appeal was made to the United States supreme court which recently refused to re view the case The order for impris onment followed Bamsey who was a victim of gas during the war based his appeal for n new trial on the grounds that his constitutional rights had been vlo UNDISMAYED BY ROOSEVELT AND DENNIS DENIALS Former Governor Says Robinson Support Was Pledged TTOT SPRINGS Ark Sept 13 UP 11 denials of the ac curacy of his remarks former Gov Charles M Brough today main tained that his statement that Franklin D Roosevelt preferred Senator Joe T Robinson for the presidency if he could not obtain the democratic nomination him self was based on impressions gained in a con versation with the New York governor Addressing an Arkansas demo cratic convention v h i c h unanf mously indorsed Robinson for Gov Franklin in 1932 Roosevelt Brough also said Chief Justice Samuel K Dennis of the Mary land supreme court had assured him Robinson would be Marylands first choice after Gov Albert C Ritchie Dennis in Baltimore said he did not know Brough and termed the quo tation an absurd untruth Brough answered by naming luncheon guests whom ho heard Dennis views Regrets Inaccuracies Brough quoted Governor Roose velt as saying My hat may be in the ring I am having trouble with Tammany over appointive matters I assure you as governor of New York that if I can not obtain the nomination there is no man I would rather support than Senator Robinson James J Mahoney secretary to Governor Roosevelt made a state ment in which he said Governor Roosevelt regretted the very seri ous inaccuracies that have evidently crept Into remarks uttered by the former Arkansas chief executive Mahoney added that Roosevelt did express a very warm regard for Robinson Goes to Samoa Brough then issued a statement in his own right in which he said Turn to paso 5 column 2 Killed In Bus Collision LADORA Sept 13 A M Warn 60 of Adel was killed near here last night when his automobile collided with a PickwickGrey hound bus Four passengers in the bus were injured WeaJ PHILADELPHIA Sept The Cnicago Cubs fighting to hold their slender lead in the national league race were defeated by the tail end Phillies today 7 to 5 in the first game of a doubleheader The game was won in the eighth in ning when the score tied Whitney singled and ODoul followed with a homerun Chicago 301 010 10 1 Philadelphia 020 210 7 12 1 Malone and Hartnett Elliott and Davis lated when officers searched home without a warrant his National Tour Planes Take Off for DulutH EAU CLAIRE Wis Sept 13 UP 18 planes in the national re liability air four took off at 1 min ute intervals starting at 2 oclock CST this afternoon for Duluth their overnight stop The contin gent wan led by Raymond Zeller of Cleveland GERMANY PUTS DOWN RIOTING Fascists Reds Clash on Elec tion Eve Score Injured BERLIN Sept 13 eve saw the police in many cities of Germany actively engaged in putting down outbreaks of violence Half a hundred arrests have been made and a score injured One po liceman was stubbed at Chemnitz in a clash between communist and fascist factions Every available policeman was ordered for duty during tomor rows polling for Reichstag mem bers After a conference of the au thorities this afternoon it was de cided that extra precautionary mea sures should be taken in all popu lation centers IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair Saturday night and Sunday Slightly cooler Saturday night ami in extreme cost portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 91 Minimum in Night 05 At 8 A M Saturday Go Rainfall 322 Inches The story of Friday nights rain storm the heaviest in more than two years In this vicinity is told in another column on this page The September total thus far is 3GO inches three sizable rains haying been recorded previous to Friday night WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week be ginning Monday Sept 15 For the upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri valleys and the northern and central great plains Showers rath er frequent over north portions probably one or two more periods over south portions temperatures normal or above for morn part ;