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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 1928, Mason City, Iowa                                IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight and probably Sunday Rising temperatures 8Unday and In weateru portion tonight AND MASON CITY North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOE XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED ERES3 LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 14 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 162 EPAIR BREMEN TO RESUME HOP i 6 Killed in Missouri Dance Hail Explosion AIRPLANE DAMAGED IN IXTEEN HURT WHEN ALLfiOOM IS BLOWN P PROBE IS BEGUN i Breaks Out After Blast in Garage Below Wrecks Building Injured Picked Up in Streets and Taken From Windows in Walls i TEST PLAINS April stalked into this little Ozark city and turned a dance hall with its ryvmaking throng into a holocaust With 36 known dead rescue workers today were tearing jjr the debris where laughter changed to shrieks of terror explosion wrecked the building late last night seeking 18 missing and thot to have perished beneath falling Sixteen injured are in hospitals many in a serious condi The cause of the explosion has not been determined It lelievedthat those listed as missing may be included among unidentified dead Fire Follows Blast Fire followed almost immediately and destroyed three before it was brot under control by volunteer bucket Property loss was es Second April Blizzard Hits Iowa tl m ades assisting the fire department kted between and identified dead Evans Weslplains G Martin West plains Ifaj Robert Muliins Westplains iJor one hundred fortieth infim Missouri national guard aries Fisher At a Mo WWclser head of the Weiser uy m whose building occurred fny ot theftnjured were picked up lift streets far from the sceno of Ilias C Allen was 55 feet and found with both oken and an arm torn off arkncss Hinders Rescuers intense heat of the fire and arkncss caused the power vas damaged hindered rescuers after the explosionthe wails of Vldins collapsed dance was bcingL held on the of a twostory building floor was a garage and a car sales room fers today are investigating a fthat p large gasoline storage Ihot to have been under the was tbe cause of the blast Jal score persons had just left picture theater located in Vie block and many of them tg their friends and relatives tttending the dance made fran to enter the wr jked and K structure Up Injured in Streets jf town residents who atended were not included in the fnlssing but it was believed that surrounding towns would Jng the victims early In the evening had re TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 3 Will Rogers stood on tho field all day and you could have seen those anxious faces good old homely German people and Irish buoyant with hope Its a shame if brave fellows like that are lost But no wonder Lieutenant Balfour had a hard time getting our ship from Mitchell field here against that strong west wind But then its not too late1 to hope Tours hopefully WILL HOGEJJS Copyright SEN BOWMAN STANDPATTER SAYS SKROMME Charges Bothv Opponents With Flopping on Road Question that he is the only pro gresslve candidate In the field Lars J Skrommo not only refused a request to withdraw from the race for the governorship but charged botl his opponents Gov John Hammill Senator II L Bowman with shlftlnr tbelr positions on the bond and paving question In an open letter to Wallace M Short editor of the Unionist an Public Forum a Sioux City newspaper Mr Skrommc presented the lette to the GlobeGazette in person Satur day while in the city The commun an answer to a letter ask ing Mr Skrommo to get out of tli race on the grounds that there alread was one progressive that Is Mr Bow man running Mr Skrommc proceed with the contention that Mr Bow man is a standpatter Following Is the letter Wallace M Short Editor Unionist andPublic Forum Sioux City Iowa Mr Short BbSrer1 Tour latter of March 9 published n your paper of March IB has been read with much Interest I am ad dressing this letter to you as an open otter in answer to your letter and respectfully asl that you give same equal publicity You state in your letter that you liopo that I will see my way clear to as a candidate for governor In favor of Senator M L Bowman Why do you ask me to withdraw You state that Senator Bowman generously withdrew in of TURN TO PAGE 4 COMAIN 4 t I GlobeGazette Pictorial Booklet fas of the Navy Vhandsomtf new compilation Vures and facts about the navy shows the evo of the fleet from the early ts like Old Ironsides to the V superdreadnaughts W are photographs of all the i fypes of fightingcraft float I fadersea and flying Amor Ice the war has been finding Ice on tho seven seas as a power This booklet will American a true pic his navy and ot world naval It shows why world con and congressional debates center around the navy Jome will want a copy he coupon Late Freeze Does Damage to Shrubbery Highways Blocked and Trains Delayed When Drifts Are Piled Up by Wind MASON CITT and North Iowa were Saturday recovering from theii share of tho second April snowstorn that swept over the middle western states Friday night Highways were blocked arid trains delayed while far mcrs nursery men gardeners and iht public in general speculated on the amount ot damage done to sproutlnt vegetation The snow started falling about oclock Friday afternoon after rain showers and occasional flurries thru out tbe day In the evening the north west Wind increased in velqclty an the dry fine snow particles wer whipped Into white maelstroms tha startled many a driver on tho Norl lona highways and plied up drift that had to be removed by plows t open up the roads Engineer Out Early County IJnginoer H E Kobertso and his assistants were out at an earl hour Saturday morning with a smn plow directed toward Clear Lake An other plow mounted on a truck to deal up the roads I m 1 1 1 I fie J Hasliln Director ason City GlobeGazette ation Bureau ngton D C tlose herewith 6 cents in Islamps for a copy of the ISHIPS OF THE NAVY I ARREST WHITE HOUSE PICKETS Nicaragiian Demonstration Is Broken Up byWash ington Police WASHINGTON April A demonstration staged at tho white house today by about 100 members of the antlimperlallstlo league In pro tost against the administration policy In Nicaragua led to dispersal of the group and arrest of the pickets by po lice Appearing suddenly on the south side of the white house grounds the pickets inarched two abreast past tbe executive offices Many carried post ers bearing criticism of Nlearaeuan activities of government The procession turned down the east alda of the white house with the apparent Intention of completing the encirclement of the executive man Police intervened removed their posters and without breaking their formation marched tho column to the nearby police headquarters CHARLIE BIRGER PLEADSINSANITY Attorney Appointed Guard ian for Under Death Sentence BENTON April On the ground that Charles Birger con emncd gang leader is insane and in apable of handling his own affairs Robert B Smith his attorney today IIB 16 snow plowing trip to tho west line of the county and then started for Nora Springs They found the highways still drifting from the wind We had almost as much snow com ing back as wo ilti going said Mr Robertson concerning tho Clear expedition He said the snow was piled up sev eral feet in places Tho worst drifts on tbe west road however were Just westof Forest Park Mr Koberlspn Saturday made plea tothose out sightseeing to keep out of the way of the work The job of cleaning off the snow is greatly hampered by persons who evidently are out for no other purpose than lo see the plow work This In itself Is certainly not doing any harm but it delays the work Mr Robertson said Wants Work Done We dont mind stopping to let any one who is driving thru pass but we do object to continually holding up the work for persons who are out said Mr Robertson Officials at tbe Highway Oil com pany plant west of the city reported that early Saturday morning about lii cars were stuck In drifts just west of tbe city limits These cars were DEATH OF MOVIE EXTRA PROBED MAY BEMURDER Husband Held on Sus picion Father Gets Evidence LOS ANGELES April mysterious death at Hollywood last June of Helen St Clalr Evans motion picture extra and model as sumed tho aspects of a murder case today with the finger of suspicion pointed toward her husband Arthur S Evans Evans a young writer was anest jd on a charge of suspicion of mur der yesterday after the girls father Albert T Daniels a wealthy beauty shop proprietor ot New York who had refused to accept tho verdict of the authorities that she had committed sui cide by taking poison had uncovered LANDING WILL TAKE AIR AGAIN FOR N Y Germans and Irishman First to Span Atlantic East to West Rebuild Propeller Wrecked Landing on Frozen Lake Off Coast of Labrador tending to contradict the BULLETIN NEW YORK April to the air plane Bremen are under way hut it will require two or three days before she will be in condition to resume her flight to this city said a message from Greenly Island this afternoon by the North German Lloyd officers here The message added that no date had been set for the takeoff By the Associated Press EYES of the world turned today to a tiny icebound island between Newfoundland and Labrador Avhere the crew of the transAtlantic monoplane Bremen were preparing to take to the air once moie and complete the interrupted journey from Ireland to New York How soon that takeoff could be made the plane having been damaged in landing with empty fuel tanks after losing its way in the fog remained a matter of speculation One message received at Ottawa during the morning re ported that an attempt would be made to get the crippled plane into the air at noon but shortly afterward Quebec received a message over the government telegraph wires saying that the Bremen had been found to be more seriously damaged than at first believed and that continuance of the ilight would be held up for several days evidence theory Two other charges suspicion of vio lating the federal narcotic act suspicion ot a statutory offense were filed against Evans Landed on Small Lalie Edwin Bovver Messer pholol The the Bremen two Ger an Irishman accordinB to appointed as Circuit Judge Birgcrs Charles lad himself guardian by liller Roy Martin states attorney was In iourt but offered no objection to Smiths petition Birger is to have a sajiity hearing Monday He had been sentenced to be hangeij resterday for the murder of Mayor Joe Adams of West City but received an eleventh hour stay on an insaftltj lea LeMars Man Killed in TrainAuto Collision DELAWARE April Marks was instantly killed Art Johnson also of LeMars was probably fatally injured at 7 a r today when their automobllfl crashed into a Milwaukee motorcai at a crossing a half mile east of hero It was believed they failed to see th car in the storm Johnson was taken to L Manchester 1 rital WEATHER NEXT WEEK For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Occaslona periodi of precipitation variable tern perature but mostly near or belowsea sonal normal able to proceed after tho snow plow TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN I Goodell Society Meets GOODELL April UniUJ Brethern missionary society met in the church parlors but owing to tho rain and bad roada there wasnt a large crowd in attendance Our Weather Man GlobeGazette wenther figures for 24 hour period ending at S a Sat urday 43 degrees 17 decrees 19 degrees Four Indies indies Highest Friday Lowest In night At 8 a m Snow Precipitation The wind was stilt In the northwest Saturday morning but Indications wore that tho mercury would rise con alderably during the day Two Germans ami an Irishman were tlte first to negotiate the Atlantic by airplane traveling east to west They nre Baron Von tluertcfclrl top Capt Herman Koehl bottom anil Col James Fltzmaurlce center The trio land ed off the coasl of jf day afternoon unii are now pre paring their damaged plane for a continuance of tho flight to New York He was accused of battery impersonating a polica officer and suspicion of violating the federal The arrests were made by investi gators for the city prosecutors office who said they had evidence that Evans was connected with a Hollywood nar cotic peddling ringThe officers also said that two days before she died Mrs Evnns appeared at the Hollywood police station and asked for protec tion She told the officers she was In fear of her life GLOBE FLYERS HEARING HOME Zostes and LeBrix Land on French Soil on Hop From Athens BULLETIN MARSEILLES France April Cosies and Joseph Lebrix hopped off for Paris at 3 oclock this afternoon They were expected to reach Lo Bourget ending their world gir dling tour at p m MARSEILLES France April a brilliant trip around the world that carried them in a non stop flight across the south Atlantic and over five continents Lieutenant Costes and Joseph Lebrix French tly ers were back on 1Ycnch soli today Unannounced and with startling suddenness tho airmen landed in the NungeascrColi ac llarlgano near Mar scilles at p m They had come from Athens and liad not made a scheduled stop at Rome In the hope of going directly to Paris in one brilliant nonstop flight to wind up their great which began Oct lo of laa venture year In landing one of the planes wings was slightly damaged but it was ex MARSH DENIES SLUSH FUND lowan Writes Letter to Hef lin Inviting In spection WATERLOO April bur W Marsh Waterloo treasurer of the Iowa SmithforPresldent club ind former treasurer of tbe demo ratic national committee today sent Senator Tom of Alabama telegram denying that money from outside the stats had been used In Smiths bchftlf and slating that the books ot the club were open for in spection at any time Marshs telegram rend I have read your charges that money was corruptly used in Iowa to effect results so favorable to Gover nor Smith T am treasurer of the Iowa SmitliforPresident club ami mj records are open for yourtinspcctlon or that of your represontntlvcs at an time I solemnly state that not oiv penny was received from outside th slate that tiic total collected will no amount to one dollar a voting prcclnc for the precincts In the state and this given by more than 15 people Money was snent for postage tele grams telephone and traveling ex penscs of three men who worked with out pay nnrt no one ot these vvorke LINDY MAKES SURPRISE VISIT Atlantic Hero and Com panions Make Night Land ing in BULLETIN WILLIAMS April Santa Fo telcgritfih op erators repnitcd ttint Col Charles A Lindbergh made a forced landing six miles norlli of Williams but that neither Llnd focrfrli nor Ihe plane was dam aged WILLIAMS April served as a temporary etreat this morning for Col Charles V Lindbergh who made a surprise top and a night landing here with his new plane last night on his flight iast from Santa Barbara Cal It was the new planes initiation nto night landing which was made with the aid of a flare dropped from he machine and the headlights of a lundred automobiles The landing was a perfect one but Lindbergh apparent pccted that quickly and repnlrs could he made the departure for Paris was set for p m With the arriv al at La nourgct where an enthusias tic welcome awaits them net for for as much as two weeks In ndd tlon to this we circulated extract from your speeches which were verj effective for which we are grateful A representative of the Courier inspected books an corroborated his statements the isolated island In the Ice pack by dog sled and telegraph made a forced landing yesterday afternoon nt 3 oclock central standard time on a small lake Prior to that ona message said they had wandered thru tho northern skies in adense tag no eye could penetrate for four hours They landed only wlicn their fuel was exhausted The aviators believed that they were extraordinarily fortunate to escape injury The three flyers Baron Ehrcnfred Von Hucnofeld sponsor and Herman Koehl and Col James Fltz maurice copilots were reported to be comfortable and in no immediate need being cared for by the 14 per sons who inhabit the island in winter Two miles across the ice on the mainland was a village of 300 people and another large village wnfl 15 miles away There the nearest radio ela tion was located Planned o Scmt Ships Plans were at first made to send rescue planes both from tho United States and Canada but these were modified during tho day It was de idcd that planes from tho states voulil bo unnecessary as Canada was better situated to give what as Istitnce mijcht be needed anj Cana ian officials decided that dispatch ng a plane to the littln island where lere was no good place for a land PET was too hazardous a venture to je undertaken xinlesg its need was mperatlve Instead a message was Bent to t lyers asking them exactly what they needed and how soon ami govern ment action was held up pending the eply In the meantime however an air iiall plane had taken off from Que bec for Greenly Island y failed to relish it Llndbcrgli left Santa Barbara shortly after noon yesterday refns ng to say where he was headed He antJed here at p m lie failed to explain why it had taken him more than eight hours to fly the GOO miles Residents of tbe town hearing the drone of the plane as it circles over head and seeing that lights were needed hurried automobiles to the field and trained their headlights on the runway Next time Ill start he remarked as he and his two com pnnlons Harold M DIxby and Ilarrj Hall Knight both ot St Louis let the field Madden Sees Chance of Coolidge Flood Bill Veto WASHINGTON April After a visit to the wijite house Chairman Madden of tbe house ap proprlations committee predicted to day that President Coolidgo woul velo flood control legislation unles tho states In tho flood control are ngrcecl to boar the cost of land ntode for spillways and for the constructio of levees FIRSJ TO CROSS WES OVERPYED r Hermann Koehl teoehl copilot ths Bremen re ceived the news of the flyers safe landing with gratification this morning After remarking that a load had been lifted from her mind Kho and her mothrr retired They Implored the ministry of posts tetoplioncs and telegraphs to ahirld them from inquirers so they might enjoy K needed sleep Mrs Fifzmaurfee nappy DUBLIN Irish Frco State April 14 1 dm tho happtost urn proudest woman Sn tbe Jlrs James Fitzmaurlco said to day when jUI doubts an to her Iius banfla safety had been rninovcd and the success of the Brcmcn8 flight I was confident all tbn time that he would get she con tinued He hag achieved his lifes ambition Iror 10 years he hos been talking of flying tho Atlantic He wont do any more flying if I can help It I mean he wont do any more stunt flyingof that Cal Lauds Trio April A P President Coolidgo sent thru thn navy radio today a message of congratulations to the crew ot the Bremen most heartfelt congratula tions upon your safe landing after your fine westward flight across the north he snld NEW YORK April made the first nonstop air plane flight across the north Atlantic rom cast to west the crew ot the German Junkers monoplane Premen vas safe today on lonely Icebound ireenly Island Quebec In tho Straits of Belle Island off Labrador Any jinx there may have been in the quest of fame at the risk of death on Friday the thirteenth wns offset by a fourIcavcd clover a shamrock carried in the plunc After fightSngfHtorm headwinds and fop In its flight from Dublin thn plane came down some miles short of Us destination Mitobet field am far off UH course at 3 oclock central standard time It had covered some miles in 34 hours itnd 32 minutes airline and presumably much more when deviations from course ore con sidered Propeller Broken I Tho propeller was broken and the landing gear damaged It was is surned that occurred when the plane landed It was regarded as 1m possible for the plane to hnve lander on tho Island itself which is little more than n square mile in area and It was assumed that the landing was made on the ice As Foot ns word was received from Baron Whrcnfrlcd Gunlher von Huen efeld flight sponsor and participant of the landing preparations wern made to bring him and his compan ions Capt Herman Koehl German war flyer and Commandant Fitzmourice of tho Irish Free State air forces copllots to New Yorlc The Canadian government patrol steamer Montcalm now in tha Sit Lawrence river wirelessed that was proceeding at once some 200 mtlrR to the island to lake the flyers off If TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 2 POOR PA CLAUDE CALLAN I think our son Joe could get work if he wouldnt dress so fine Ho looks so expensive that nobody would think of offerin him low N   

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