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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 18, 1928, Mason City, Iowa H DA i IY NEWSPAPER fox Mosif AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY V ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT V uflAHEp WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWSBOPPLEMENTIT 296 HURRBANESWEEPSNORTH ALONGATUlNfiC lV V Garner Public UtilitieTTrobe SPENT FOR ELECTRICAL STUDYJNJTATE Davenport Witness Say State College Helped Experiment WASHINGTON Sept The financing of rural electrka tion research at Iowa State college by the Iowa section ot the National Elec trie Light association was disclosed to day In the federal tradecommission Inquiry into the publicity activities ot power utilities by the testimony of H P Weeks Davenport director ot the X E L A branch He produced from his records a fi nancial statement showing that 000 had been appropriated by he util ity organization since 1924 for the carrying on of the electrical study This work was undertaken at the In stance of Iowa Farm Bureau federa tion and was carried on in coopera tion between that group the Iowa State college and N E L A secton and the community of Garner he said with Prof Frank D Paine of the college faculty In charge Sought Only Information Robert E Healy commission coun sel asked whether the purpose of the research was to disprove claims made of the advantages of rural electrifica tion In connection with municipal ownership and as part of his question ins referred to the Ontarl67 Canada an Weeks Insisted that there was aim to discourage adoption of such niatbn otithe utilization ot electricity n the and on tho construction S farm he said Other activities Iowa section f the N E A were reviewed in etail by Healy who had Weeks ide ify many documents received since ho utility Investigation has been up er way One of these showed that own state legislature bad been scnl nonthly copies of the Public Service nagazine which Weeks said was ponsored by H J Gonden of Chira Checks Are Introduced Checks paid to Walter E Sclnvah f Iowa City for surveying rates barged by jnunicipally owned power were Introduced Weeks snid work was undertaken In connec lon with efforts under way to encoui ffo municipal construction Compar pns were made between rates of ilcipally owned plants and public ilants A consulting engineer by pro esslon Schwab wns also a part time nstructor In University of Iowa at Ime of the survey the testimony liis losed A check for to tho railroad au llt and inspection service in January 325 was introduced by Healy TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN j Wrecked Town in Wake of South Dakota Tornado Hang Nov 23 JUDGE REFUSES NEW TRIAL FOR WOMAN SLAYER The GlobeGazette Offers Its Readers Auto Road Book All motorists and particularly tourists have need of a concise road book with descriptions of the highways To many people the thdt of travel In unknown country entails doubt For this reason It is 1m pejatlve that some carefully pre pared Information be obtained The Washington bureau of this paper has for distribution a booklet that exactly fills the requirements In addition to giving descrip tions and markings ot tho great national highways It contains many suggestions that will save time money and annoyance It will help not only In planning a tour but also in carrying it thru Clip the accompanying coupon and send it to the Washington In formation bureau of this paper Inclose 4 cents n coin or stamps for return postage and handling The book will go forward by re turn mall Frederic J Hashln Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau D C I Inclose herewith 4 cents in coin or stamps for a copy of the Automobile Road Booh Name Street City State VARYING STORIES BAF IN MURDER PROBE Officers Begin to Doubt Tale of Youth About Killings OS ANGELES Sept 1 After more than three days spent In checking 15 year old SanCord Clarks account of the torture and murder of four boys by his uncle Gordon Stuart Northcott 21 on Nortbcbtts isolated Riverside farm authorities to day frankly admitted they were unable to strike a balance between tbe con tradictory evidence thus far uncov ered AVhlle squads of officers probed the threeaero farm uncovering evidence which alternately tended to support ind disprove Clarks story tbe lad Piled on the already heavy load of ac cusations against his uncle the ac count of a plot to do away whole family This story gained quick corrobora tlon Planned Other Murders YoungClark told the officers that Northcott last summer planned tn till a man named Duhl and his wife and succeeded In luring them to the farm Clark said Xorthcotts plan was to add their four sons to his list of alleged torture and murder victims Tho Dahls told tho Salvation Army officers that they kept an appointment on the ranch with a man giving the name of Gray They waited for two TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 7 LYLEWOMACK OFF WITH BYRD Husband of Aviatrix Is Seek ing Divorce on Cruelty Charge PANAMA sept ttomaclc who is suing Ruth Elder for divorce was bound for the Antarctic today aboard the City of New York one of the ships of Commander Rich art E Byrds expedition to the south pole Womack signed as an oiler yester day and sailed for Dunedin New Zea land aboard the vessel Womack wns understood to have originally planned to enter the army flying school in TexasTbut apparently encountered difficulties because lit was married which was thot to have barred enlistment CALLING NAMES BY SIGN LANGUAGE IS C Neiefier said yet heir language was terrible It wound up with gunfire At a hospital he who got shot wrote this 1 am Robert Rosenberg first cook at the Chicago Christian In dustrial league I am deaf and dumb The second cook James Wood Is deaf and dumb We called each other names in the sign language and I got GARNER PRIEST IS TRANSFERRED The Rev Woerdehoff Ac cepts Appointment to Alta Vista Parish GARNER Sept Rev A C o tVoerdehoff nastor hern rm i P tT ANY CHANGING OF SERIOUSHOOVER Nominee Tells East Labor bleeds Benefits of High Schedule UEWARK N Sept 1 Herbert Hoover last night pictured the tariff and imlgration policies of tho democratic party as serious threats to the Ideal of full time job for every man The republican presidential candi date making his first speech in the east depicted the nations Industrial works as a gigantic machine the mal adjustment of any part of which would seriously affect the whole and said a revision downward of import duties ind a relaxation of tbe curb upon im migration would constitute the monkeywrench which would throw the whole machinery out of tune He said efforts of Ills party in the ast seven and a half years Imd been toward harmonizing this1 machine Into Youth Accused of Killing Los Angeles Socety Leader OS ANGELES Sept AP Pat Kelley convicted of the murder of Mrs Myrtle L Mel lus his society woman sweet heart today was sentenced to ba hanged at San Quentin pen itentiary Nov 23 next Kelley listened to the sen tence calmly Before passing sentence Su perior Judge Fletcher Brown denied a motion for a new trial Mrs Meilus was killed in her fashionable Wilshire home Aug 5 Her body badly beaten and lacerated was found on a bet by her husband when he re turned from a fishing trip Death List Put 3t 737 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW Sept known dead of tho tropical hurri cane today stood nt 621 It was estimated that more than per sons Imd perished Known Est Porto Rico U 300 St Croix U 6 Martinique French i Guadeloupe French 235 300 Montserrat British 25 Nevii Ilritish 33 St Kilts British R Florida 14 Total 737 38 KNOWN DEAD IN FLORIDA COASTAL CITIES Complete Check on Casualties in Palm Beach Is Still Unavailable Almost Every Down Town Building Hit BULLETIN 1 MIAMI Sepl A dentil list of 11 persona from area smitten by the tropical storm In southern Florida Sunday was re lortei today to the Mlinui News Womack brot suit for divorce from he avtatrlx early in September charging cruelty in bis petition and gating that big wifes transAtlantic light attempt of last year caused him i many sleepless nights Miss Elder I nterviewed In Hollywood when tbe uft was fded said that would iot contest it i larrish has accepted an apointmcnt f tho Alto Vista parish During his pastorate here Father Voerclehoff has replaced the former rame parish house with a fine brick no and added the two lots which ompletes an entire block owned by the church with Its velvety turf is one of Garners beauty spots The Interior of tfte church has been redecorated All of the statues have atl1011 and that while icon beautified ibroad by an artist from Will Rogers NEW had dinner tonight with Mr Thomas IMIson Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone mid their wives Sny there is tlie ones you wa n t to meet These three fa mous men we know all about but you ought to meet these wives Hint made them famous No frills no put on just tbree lovely wholesome fam ily folks Talked nnd grandchildren all evening and WILL ROGERS sav Thomas A pulled n good one As you all know he Is very denf Well he walked over to tbe win dow overlooking Brondwny nnd says to us Broadway seems so tjulct I think he wns looking at it to see If his lights wns working O K Yours WILL Copyright labor by collective bargaining might improve working conditions and wages governmental nid was neces sary it every work Ing man was to be kept employed on a full time basis Temporary Slump After n gradual climb to a peak of employment he said there had been n temporary dip last winter but that even only persons had been out ot work compared with the be TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 COuSlTENDS THEATER SUIT Ames Men Decide to Aban don Action Against Alleged Blue Law Violator AMES Sept Ames el y council voting last night to dis miss the citys suit against Joe Gei bracht theater manager for violation of the Ames Sunday closln ordinance gave tho Sunday closing fac tlon here a setback in its campaign The council voted this summer to re peal the old closing ordinance but this action was protested because of alleged Irregularities In the election of C J ONcll councilman at large whose vote decided the issue who operated theaters on two Sundays was fined J75 for viola tion of tho old ordinance which the mayor believed still in effect He ap l tht tlistrict court Monday End of Night Radio Chain Hawkeye Fans May Not Be Able to Get National Programs DAVIJNPOriT Sept Fudlo fans In Iowa face the of being shut off from chain pro grams broadcast within the state as a consequence of the proposed reailo catlon Grank W Elliott butlncss manager ot station WOC at Dawn ort reports upon his arrival at Wash ngton Dividing time with west coast sta tions will force WOC and WHO at sundown unless a campaign which Is o be immediately launched results n such a flood of messages from those who enjoy chain programs as will irompt tho radio commission to fy Its order affecting these Iowa Mr Klliott Ho quotes officials of the nationul network to tho effect that tbn present setup will be ruined by the operation of tha new Civic bodies in Davenport are c anzed to ainuso this entire sectin o the necessity ot protesting the le Tho movement will be conducted In cooperation with busi ness and civic Interest In DCS attllne to nave WHO IOWANS CHEERS ROUT AL SMITH OUT OF HIS BED Governors Omaha Farm Address Is Set for 9 OClock BULLETIN OMAHA Sept nn appeal to the farm voters of the middle west Governor Smith arrived in Omaha today ami foimil little wanting In the way of rc 9 p m n the city auditorium had been mapped out for the dem ocratic presidential nominee mill his wife and daughter Mrs Inliii A Warner including n visit In he Ortiahn s too It yards and stock rhaiTge ft luncheon and n recep tion for Mrs Smith By HAROLD OLIVKK Associated Iress GOVERNOR SMITHS TRAIN UN HOUTE TO OMAHA Sept had his first taste f iresldential campaigning by tbe hand shaking method Governor Smith today entered the midwest corn belt to open lis drive for the white house in a more ormal manner with a speech tonight n Omaha on farm relief The address set for 0 oclock cen ral standard time1 In the auditorium vlll be tho first forma political speech ho democratic presidential nominee las delivered since his notification nearly a month ago at Albany In it be announced be would treat I H be agricultural question more Twentyright persons were trap SAN JUAN Porto Kico Sept he Insistence of that mnrtinl law affords tha quickest aim most crfectlve for alleviating distress and inmiKurathig proper sanitary measures to overcome flip effects of last weeks hurricane Governor Horace Tovnier today advised Washington that he dirt not believe the situation called for so driuitic n measure ATLANTA Sept local weather bureau announced to nay that the tropical hurricane apparently was moving northeastward along the Atlantic const between Savannah and Charleston S C and that 11 mclies of rain had fallen in Savannah In the last 24 Hours The barometer which had been falling steadily at Savannah since last night was reported at a drop of 10 points in two hours and a 4Smll m hour wind was blowing The coast from Savannah northward to on WHS cut off from coimnuiitciillon shortly nfter 3 oclock this morning but ho Western Lnlon Telegraph company when It recovered one circuit hours later said it had no definite reports of any damage The Inircnu said that the storm apparently bad diminished greatly in in ensity thruout last night Its reports faV from complete tended to show that the stonn was li ended toward HaUcras 300 STORM DEAD IN FRENCH WEST INDIES Sept fury of the tropical hurricane which swept the West Indies on Thursday have taken tc toll of Jives there In a report to the minister of colonies he said 235 bodies had already been recovered It feared that when tbe full toll became known however it would mount beyond the 300 mark Tbe governor whon lie sent bis estimate lad just arrived at Pointc a Pitre Ihe chief town of Guadeloupe Ho reported that CO were dead in onto a Vllre whch contains ncarl one fifth of the total population ot tbe island mid that the own bad been devastated and the completely wiped out When suburbs be wreckage is away the loatlis may be found to be Krontw than by the governor on his irst survey InliiiHl Villages Ilif Many villages also have not yet ecn reached by courier and all other ommunlcatlons have been silent It was believed today that these villages suffered greatly from tbe hurricane with the rest of the island tidal wave struck IJuurg leveling PROPERTY DAMAGE IN FLORIDA IS UNLISTED JACKSONVILLE Sept behind haiistlvcly than he did in his speech ot cceptance and probably amplify bs losltlon nn the surplus crop problem Welcomed y TuWnns A crowd which stayed up Info to ive the democratic nominee a we omo to Iowa routed him from bed ftcr Ills train crossed tlie Mis nights action against him Councilman OXeil ends the citys suit named by the council to succeed Frank Thels who resigned Inst May Sunday clos ing council had no power to fill ihe vacancy Clarion Youths Are Held in Albert Lea on Robbery Charge ALBKRT LEA sept Threo Iowa youths have been held nt the police station here since Thursday night on suspicion of petty thievery and Ray Warwick and Al ton Paulson of Clarion admitted to chief Ed Jenson that they had stolen auto accessories from cars parked along tbe country roada They had a car load of gear shift knobs sets of sockets wrenches thvs and many other articles They will be tried this week Expect Heavy Vote in Massachusetts Primary Election BOSTON Kept un usimlly heavy vote was expected nt Ihe polls today as members of both major parties reacted to the most ac tive primary campaign Massachusetts has seen In years Practically every important nomi nation within the gift of either par ty wns tho subject of spirited contest Win one exception U S Senator Da vid f wns unopposed for rr nomination on the democratic ticket IssippI nnd come to a halt just before midnight at tho station In Clinton tht Irst stop after the suburbs of Chicago The two rear cars of the campaign special occupied by the governor and those in his Immediate party were dark Indicating that all had retired but cheers from tbe platform nnd thc TUKN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN IOWA FORECAST Generally fair Tuesday iiiKht and Wfilnrsiliiy rising tempera tures Tuesday night anil in east ami south portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeClazettc weather figures for 2 hour period ending at S oclock a m Highest Monday 72 lowest in Night 411 At fl A M Tuesday 53 Degrees Monday nights minimum tempera ture equaled that of Sept 3 the low est of tho month up to this time it was 8 degrees above thefreezing level and several degrees above what ordi narily brings a damaging frost I here nnd perished The island dependencies were also bard hit On the Island of Marie lalnnte which has a population of almost all houses collapsed with a resulting loll Of human lives The island of Deslrade reported simi lar dnmnjes and suffering among its population with two Iend Plantations were wrecked Buildings and factories were destroyed nnd un roofed Ruin distilleries were severely damaged as well ns homes Apparently Martlnlrme did not suf fer as heavily as Guadeloupe The governor of that colony reported three men drowned Mien a tidal wnve swamped a score of small boats A few bouses were wrecked and rrojis and highways suffered Cireat Britains possessions in the West also were ilk the gale the Leeward islands reporting a toll of 41 Monxerrat reported 2 dead and fifty Injured Medical stores food and clothing were holm sent there Antigua which reported no loss of lite On St Kltts St Chrislophcre six persons perished At Bass Terra nn that island tbe property damage was esthmtcil at Thirteen dead wore reporte1 from Nevs The srafront at Itominioa heavily damaged but there wns no loss of life uri which swept thru FJoridu of the Caribbean lunged onward to ward Georgia and South Carolina to day its fury considerably abated Radio for the most part told Hie a fragmentary one of I ho storms passing and as the tnd reports worn pieced together it VHS indicated that tbe area adjacent o West Palm Beach whore he storm entered tho state jirylinbly suffered he most damage Inland however In tbe Lnke Okre chobec section of southern he greater number of deaths was n orted There dipt Rupert Smith ound that at lonst 21 persons had lorishrd mid in reporting to Col S J owry of the one hundred sixtcemli field artillery at Tampa he that military aid be dispatcher at once Two units of troops were sent to thn area for emergency duly Relief Measures Berlin of the It deaths were confined to the Iaim lcachrs and their suburbn where relief meas ures woro under way today To innlll tnte organization the section was un der military rule Two rcliuf trains one from Miami which escaped serious harm and tlie other from Daytona Beach were mov ing Into the stricken area The Miami train carriedextensive supplies and tbe private car of Senator Toe inson democratic vice presidential nominee who halted bis campaign tour to his ear to miief agencies Twenty doctors and nurses wero aboard tbe Miami train while tlie train of 15 cars from the north car ried 15 relief workers Including sev oral doctors as well as many Meanwhile word came from Wash ington that R relief worker waa rn route to take charge of alx other na TURN TO IAOK fl COLUMN 6 Inmate of Albert Lea j Jail Takes Own Life j in Cell by Hanging Sept Chief Edward lenson received severe shook shortly after noon Inst Saturday when io went to the Htiitinn to see how lllly west Hlong and found him dead Ho had taken off bis shirt torn It into pieces and made a rope out nt it Ono of the ends was tied to the cell bar up near the celling nnd the other around his feet barely missing the floor Ills relarkes of have litvii notified AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen If we can do what please in Heaven Im just goin to set the first few years an watch somebody else
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