Get 1 more page view just for clicking
to like us on Facebook
Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 5, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy to cloudy tonight arnj Tuesday possibly snow tonight In west tonight In central and north portion ana In the extremo east portion Tuesday AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRfiSS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY DEC NORTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the Hornet UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 49 ARE MOVIE ACTOR I CABIN IS START OF BRUSH FIRES Blaze in Mountains of California Causes Loss of Millions LOS ANGELES Dec fires which have been rang i Ing in four sections of Southern Call fornla since Saturday continued to burn out of control In several places today after having consumed about 150 mountain homes and inflicting damages estimated at from to more than in the face1 of efforts by more than men to stop them Driving winds which often veered and turned into near gales mocked the tired army oC fighters along an ex tended front and in one case the flames threatened to enter the city i Jlmlts of Glendalcr near here More than a score men received minor Injuries Most of them were by the heat ana smoke Loss Set at Million The most sensational of the fires centered in the Verdugo hills extend ing from the northern limits of the city ot Burbank to the north and west of Glendaisand to Tujunga canyon The loss in this blaze has been esti mated as high as Starting from a spark from a smaL refuse heap near La Crescenta the wind sent the firo racing over the Verdugo hills and shootine up beauti ful Sunset canyon Here it wiped out all except about a dozen the 112 homes built by members ol the Sunset Country club It burned the old Sunset Country club building valued at and oared thru the chimneylike canyon Ij several club members annual gout meeting in S Woman ffEet fire tuea was Southern slorof Bernardihd les northeast of Red where flames backed by lerrifjc winds swept forward on a sis a half mile be 50 and 7G mountain cabins and over the north fork Lytle Lfeefc tho watershed for San Bernard RIalto and Fontana j Started From Denneys Cabin iThe fire was believed by officials I have started from sparks from the mlmney of tho mountain cabin ol Reginald Denny the film actor Den and his caretaker were reported have Joined in fighting the blaze he actors large mountain home was ftvea The forest service today estimated pat more than acres had been lurned Alter a Hhour battle crews fight jig a fire in San Antonio canyon near amp Baldy announced shortly after ildntght they believed the blaze was fnder control Tho outbreak of forest and brush Ires was considered remarkable by service officials due to the late liess of tho season Farm Bureau Is Planning Short Course NEVADA Dec lordswill be the subject of discussion F and instruction In a short course to L conducted thru the Farm Bureau f office of Story county from Dec 20 j to 30 A specialist of extension service r will spend tho holiday week in the county holding a series meetings it has been announced WASHINGTON Dec Nicholas Longworth Ohio today was reelected speaker of tho house JLongworths election over Flnnis J Garret Tennessee Iind been a fore gone conclusion Tho speaker who is a soninlaw of President Roosevelt was without opposition in his own party He lirst became the presiding officer of the housetwo years ago Tiie vote today wag 225 for Long worth mid 187 for Garrett Archbishop of Tells People Gaudy Caskets UnChristian BOSTON pec tun orals have come under the disapproval of William Cardinal ODonnell Ro man Catholic archbishop of Boston GauHy caskets large floral offer ings and other trappings ot modern funerary often linked with neglected prayers and graves the cardinal holds in a letter published current issue of thoPilot ofti cial organ ofthe archdiocese It was readat all masses Sunday Some of our Catholic people spend great sums on elaborate casketsand tho profusion flowers and bury their deceased only to be forgot ten quickly while tho flowers decay and theni the rejnembrarico of their the letter says This conduct is unChristjan and a great departure fronv the simple cus toms both of old Christian times and of the Christian countries of our Tho letterieveala that tho cardinal haa directed all and superin tendents of cpmplorlos to seo to it that no monuments or stones be erected in the future on graves for which there has no provision for perpetual care N S Club Entertained NORA SPRINGS Dec Neighborhood club was entertained at k 1bo Henry Gildner home Thursday 1 afternoon AUNT HET By Robert Us Women are kind queer When we aint got lime to clean up the house mighty glad the men folks dont notice it But when we break our backs cleanin1 up we feel abused if they dont notice it and pay us FINE CANDIES MAY BE MADE AT HOME How many girls know only three orfour kinds of candy recipes Yet there are 114 varieties that can he readily made in any homo kitchen without special appliances Recipes for tills number of candies are con tained in a booklet offered thru the Washington Information bureau of the Here Is Just tho thing you have been wanting fof the Christmas candy season The recipes are tried and tested and cover a wide range of tasty confections some iust a few simple ingredients others a little more elaborate The Candy Recipes booklet is for six cents postage and handling charge Use thecoupon Frederic J Haskln Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Informatfon Uureau Washington D C I enclose herewith SIX CENTS in slanips or coin for n copy 8f booklet CANDY RECIIES Name City Stale One Person Killed 7 Hurt as Bandits Open Fire t0 CHICAGO Dec tempt to hold up 200 guests Parody cafe 1201 North State street at a m turned into sational gunfight with the dance flooi as the battleground The casualties were One man shot dead Fivo men and two women wounded There wero six robbers Two car rying pistols entered tho main en trance during an intermission In the dance program and ordered all hand up 13ehind them came two others carrying submachine guns the rapid firing automatic weapons frequently employed in gangster raids Behind these four came a maji In a black mask carrying an aulomutii shotgun This robber the leader stopped in the middle of the dance tloor whirling about with the weapon so as to command the four sides ot tables at which sat the guests Tho man in tha mask fired one shoi into tlio celling as he commanded al to keep their hands above their beads Policeman Opens Firo Jclm Fried a policeman attached to tho city prosecutors otfice who was a guest opened fire on the man an easytnarlc In the center the islied robber around fired one Snow Sleet Blanket East 5 AreJCilled Trains and Ocean Shipping Delayed in Seaboards First Cold Snap NEW YORK snow ar f over the cast radluirumade A traffic today i sale which at leached a velocity of more 60 miles an hour the storm whJeh camo with the seasons first cold wave resulted In at least five deaths from traffic accidents In great er New York and delays to trains and ocean shipping Incoming liners bearing many pas sengers and heavy shipments of Christmas mail were several hours day bejilnd their schedules Thero wero zero temperatures In New England and northern New York state with enow and sleet ranging from two Inches to several inches deep Eighteen thousand men and 700 trucks were given the task of clear ing New York City streets of two inches or more of snow Eastern Pennsylvania southern New Jersey and Delaware wero cov ered by snow The depth was two Inches at Philadelphia Boston had no measurable Fried emptied Ills revolver and this bandit chUf drcgped with four bullets In his body Later at a hospital it was said ho probably would recover When the robbers first appeared Harry Smith a waiter slip out a rear exit He was shot deaei by a lookout the sixth member ol the robber band Frieds action in opening fire threw the place into confusion Several po lice officers off duty but present as guests began firing The single shot the bandit leader let go in Frieds di rection struck June Griffith 20 an entertainer In the left side She may Fannie Ilillman 28 a guest was shot in the hand as she held it high above her head Police Sergeant Cohan seated with Mrs Cohan at a table began firing He was shot lit the left side either by TURX TO PAGE 5 LILLIENDAHL Woman Defendant in Murder Case Claims Negroes Killed Doctor COURTROOM MAYS LANDING N Dec ami wringing her hands iri a paroxysm of cmotlpn Mrs Margaret Lilliendahl tolrl on the stand today her story of how lor husband was killed by two Negroes She flatly denied that the shooting was done by Willis Beach her friend and codefendant The placing of the widow on the itand was taken as an indication that ho defense testimony which began on Friday was nearing a close Beach was in tho witness bos for three and a half hours on Saturday his alibi tht ho waa al omo with his family when Dr Lil liendahl was killed in a lane off the Vtslon road near Hammonton Mrs Lilliendahls story oC the mur ler is that it was done by two ne jrocs after they attacked her and the aged physician and robbed them Will Dedicate Eagle Grove M E Church by Special Service Jan 29 EAGLE GROVE Dec on he new Methodist Episcopal church has progressed so favorably that the announcement Is made that the dedi cation services will bo held Jan 20 When work was first commenced on the building it was stated by the con tractor that the edificewould be ready o hold services In on Dec 25 but de ays in receipt of material have pre vented such an early completion The nstallntion of the pipe organ will be as soon as the building ie n proper condition 9 YEARS IN PEN of Mankato Bank of Using ip Defraud J BIANICATO Dec AP Guy Huston New York and Chicago today was sentenced to nine years in Leavenworth and to pay a fine oC for using the mails to defraud Found1 guilty by a federal court jury Saturday night Huston was giv en the maximum flno provided by the 11 counts In an indictment charging six former officers of tho southern Minnesota joint stock land bank with using the mails to further a scheme to sell a stock issue of the bank In the summer of 1925 Themaximum prison sentence was TO jcars Ho was given five years the maximum on tho first count and four years on the second Judge W A Cant granted a 60day stay of execu tion A W Sawyer of defense coimae said there would be an immediate ap peal to the United States circuit court oC appeals Tho court placed tho aj al bond at Huston ft one oC two ot the original sis defendants in tho action found guilty H W Gold Miami for icw president oC tho bank which Hu ston represented as fiscal agent ho other one to he convicted He sentenced late Saturday night receiv ing a fine of theminimum for tho one count on which 10 was convicted British Delegate and Litvinoff in Conference GRNEVA Dec Aus tcm Chamberlain British foreign sec retary and Maxim Lltvlnotf soviet vice Commissar for foreign affairs went Into conference at oclock this afternoon at Sir Austens hotel LOCAL GlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at a m Mon day Maximum 27 At a 27 For like period ending at a m Sunday 25 11 in i mil m 7 Sntiivrall 2 inches Precipitation Again North Iowa has taken on n iristmas aspect But Its three weeks until that event and some warm move the two and a half Inch covering of white In fact warmer weather was well on the way Monday morning with the temperature risen to 2ii above zero and the wind In the south west SENATE RULER Hero is tlio latest of Vice President Charles G Dajvcs snapped at Wash ington as ho arrived at tho cupltol for tho opening of tho seventieth gresa Des Moines Man Killed When Car Collides With Fur niture Truck Dec early morning automobile accident Sunday near here in which a light sedan crashed at a high rate of speed into he rear end of a furniture truck took Lha life of ono manand injured three companions two of them seriously Ed Chrlsteosser DCS Mbines died in a local hospital as a result of in ternal Injuries and a crushed skull William Trowbrldeo DCS Moines was reported in a serious condition as a result lacerations a shattered thigh and a compound leg fracture Constanco Crcytou Omaha was only slightly injured but Mario Fo land also of Omaha was expected to bo confined to tho hospital Cor several weeks as a result or lacerations and shattered thigh Tho truck was driven by C M Beck Auditljon Thu body ot the car ivns torn from the chassis and dcmol shed Bock was not held Seven Persons Injured When Blaze Destroys Part of Hotel Annex LOUIS Dec women wero known to havo been filled and seven persons dangerously njurcd in a firo early today which de stroyed tho rear section of the Buck ingham hotel urincx with a loss esti mated at Police feared other bodies wore in tho ruins The dead were Mrs H Conn Miss Bessie Groat 33 Mlss Marie 15 Miss Fraser a teacher Three nurses two of whom jumped from windows on tho fourth floor were in a condition They wero Miss Myrtlo Morris 33 Mtes Alice Greahnm 31 nnd Miss Bertha Lee 21 Thoro wero US guests in the two sections of the annex when tho fire was discovered Many rnn to the street in right clothing Others had to o rescued from their rooms by fire men who used gas masks because of tho dense smoke Among those sleeping in the hotel wero 32 Rlrls pupils nt contral in stitutefor tho deaf They wero lend to safety Thompson Wants Pro ducts to Be Their Own Stabilizers CHICAGO Dae upon a law requiring cadi marketed unit of an agricultural commodity to pay ita stabilization and protection was tha solution of the farm relief problem offered today by S H Thomp son president oC the American Farm Bureau federation at tho opening of the ninth annual meeting of tho or ganization We want no goyernment pricefix ing we want no government subsidy either direct or Indirect ve want to avoid putting the government into juslnesa Therefore we Insist upon a law that will require each marketed unit ot tho commodity to pay its share in tho costs of stabilization and pro Mr Thompson asserted Only Sound We baso our demand squarely upon the principles in operation In this country in connection with coop erative marketing These principles have been recognized by tho leglsla Lures oC nearly every state in the un ion thru adoption oC cooperative mar keting laws and also by thefederal government Thta in my judgment la the only sound principle upon which a basic and permanent agricultural policy can bo established All others involve either a subsidy direct price fixing or loutHng tha government Into business All tiiese pastlvB 0n biVffJild be The speaker pointed out that trans portation banking and labor have sought and received protection of oh sort or another from the government The farmer alone is outsitle the wall which makes possi ble a high standard of he said Tho farmer approves the high stand ard living policy even tho an arti flclal structure has been required to establish and maintain it Wants Living Standard JSanat His grievance is that the structure lias not been rhado complete and he insists that the agricultural industry shall be brot within this policy of high standard of living Mr Thompson said that whilo the average incomo of each citizen in tho United States was the high est ever attained in any country the average farm Income was but in the year of 102627 He also quoted figures to show that tho farm overhead costs were steadily increasing taxes were higher tho number of farm bankruptcies was higher and the number of farmers was less In tho last few years Coroner Investigating Marshalltown Death Case MAHSITALLTOWN Dec H H Is in vestigating a case presumably suicide in connection with the finding of the body of J Grabonbauer 3 in the basement of his homo Graben bauer had been slot thru the heart A shotgun was found beside the body which was discovered by It yonr old son raiil A widow and five chil dren survive Youth Helps Father Hide Body of Man Slaying Done to Permit Alleged Illicit Love Affair HATNESVILLB Dec Bffie Jowers 45 mother ot four children and J E Swift 45 a soft drink salesman and alleged par amour of Mrs Jowers were charged today with slaying J E Jowers B5 storekeeper former minister and hus land of Mrs Jowers Mrs Jowers confessed yesterday acordlng to W D Qoff district at torney that on the night of Oct 31 she held a lamp while Swift iledge hammer struck and killed her sleeping husband so that an illicit love affair between the two conspirators might be continued Dropped Body in Creelt After killing Jowers Switt is said o havo taken the body In his automo Jllo to a point 25 miles away where 19 weighted It with 100 pounds off scrap Iron and dropped it into a creek Then lie fastened bolt around ho body and tied it to a stako driven nto tho creek bank so that tho body would not rise Mrs Jowers reported to police that ler husband had disappeared Irom lome The Sunday following the Sheriff John Coleman called on Mrs Jowers to extend his sympa thy Ho found her varnishing floorf ind noticed several dark stains on the wood Two days later whilo Mrs Jowers was in Camden Cole man obtained shavings from thefloor TURN TO PAGE 5 OF OLO BOARD Western Insurgents Hold Whip Hand in Upper House WASHINGTON Deo M Beck waa seated in tho house tortny as a republican representative from Pennsylvania over the protest of democratic members who contended that lie wns not a legal resident of thedis trict fryn irhich lio was elected last month WASHINGTON Dec new session of congress born with every promise of a career discord and political insurgency opened to day with a curtain raiser in which iVilllam S Varo of Pennsylvania and Trank L Smith ot Illinois were denied at least temporarily tho sen ile scats to which they aspire When they presented themselves to ako tho oath oC office tho two would o senators wero stopped by a resolu tion presented by Senator Norrla of Nebraska declaring them unfit to ait n tho senate because of the scandal surrounding their primary It was agreed to postpone further action until tomorrow Insurgents Stfll Unsettled Tho senate also put off until later the election oC its secretary and other officers around which another storm 3 threatening A western republican insurgent group of five who want suaranteea as to farm relief and other legislative subjects still waa deliberat ing this afternoon whether to bolt tlio republican elate oC senate officers and turn a majority lor the democrats The remained In session only 35 n tmtes lifter the vice presldant hid rani SVavel at noon and CouUor Chili to COULTER Dec next meet ing of the Dorcas society will be held tt tho rural home ol Henry Christen sen Friday Misses Vermllln and VIo ct Chrlstcnscn will be hostesses Absence often makes tho heart prow fonder of someono Hcnilil US IS ECEMBE 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 IS 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 MISTHAS 25 28 21 28 29 30 31 17 SStoppiM VY rsrvil DatjsTilI Chrtelmas NOTTME STAND State Seeks to Discredit Story of Bootleg Kings Associate CINCINNATI Dec Kcmus tho former lung of served notice upon JuiJge Chester R Shoots at the renewal of his mimlcr trial tottiy flint he would not testify in his own behalf CINCINNATI Dec Seorgo Hemus forrner king of boot on trial for wife slaying and Seorgo Connors his closest ally of the last seven or eight years faced a strenuous time In Remus murder trial today Hemus was suffering from a heavy cold and great physical fatigue which ept him in bed under a doctors treat nent yesterday Connors looked for a Cull dny of driving oross examination Not only was the slate Interested in liscounting Connors depiction of Jemus driven to temporary Insanity jy the calumnies he and others breathed Into Remus ear against Mrs fiemiis and Franldln L nit it wished to establish Connors one ot theowho conspired with Remus to It III the woman The defense today was near tho end ot its case Unless Itemus should do cido to appear as tho chief witness In his own behalf only a few more wit nesses would ho Introduced said Charles IT KIston cocounsel with Remus Doubt that Hemus would tea tlfy continued There also sprang up doubt whether Dodge tlio former department of Jus tice agent at whoso door Remus places all blamo for his troubles would bo a wilnegs for the prosecu tion Prosecutor Charles P Taft in dicated he would call Dodge only if developments of the trial mailo it nec essary Farm Steward Resigns Bee John son who has been tho steward on the brothers farm just across the state line for the past ten years hnS resigned his position to take effect Jan 1 Will Rogers MEXICO CITY Dec presidential train and with Am bassador Morrow Havo just In species government agricultural schools and big water project I am Interpreter between Mr Mor row and Calles Say this fellow Morrow has made n big hit down here lies KoinK to do some real good Hn Is follow Copyright 102T Terences to smooth out Homo of their differences in private Tho house Which had no similar trouble lingered much longer allot ting time out of its first days session to reelect Nicholas Longworth of Ohio to the spnakershlp and perfect other details of Its organization Important Issues at Stalto WASHINGTON Dec Congress assembled today for the first session ot Its seventieth term Facing a host of problems an Im portant as any since the war and be set by internal political eruptions the ieglslators approached a long avenue hat will bring them to adjournment n tho summer just in time for tlio party conventions and tho following presidential campaign tho day to itself in prepara Ion for receipt tomorrow of President CooIItigos message ana tho budget recommendations on Wednesday gress devoted Its first day to organiz itlon of Its two chambers A twofold flareup waa tho senates prospect but tho house with a sub republican majority antlci latort lllllo difficulty In putting ovnr ts program of reelection oC Speaker Nicholos Longworth and other party iCCIcials over the democratic ticket by Finis J Garrett tho minor ty leader Imlcpemlonfs in Sndiiio Republican leaders wero not so op timistic in tho senate where a small roup of western republican Indepond ntH because of the onevoto majority of the old guard over the rtemocratin nembershlp held tho whip hand in de ciding Senator Moses New Hampshire or Senator Plttman dem ocrat Nevada shall bo president pro cmpore Possibility existed that a novel or Kantzallon would be worked ho democrats gnlning control of the senate offices and their accompanying patronage and tho republicans corn nanJIne tho standing committees TURN TO PACK T I I ft POOR PA Bv Claude Cullan Ala refusufl In have voice iri namin our daiifdiler btit she objected Io every name unlil they mentioned
Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!
Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.
Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!
24 hours a day Monday-Saturday
Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!
"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.
"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.
"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.