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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY iVOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT DAILY TIMES MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY O M E EDITION UNITED FRES3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 173 VOTE ON DFBENTURE PLAN NEAR Aviators jo Circle UlillLll nnlflij 111 rrvr i t 50000000 MEN UNDER ARMS IS CHINESE FEAR Nationalists May Resor to Conscription Dele gates Told BULLETIN WASHINGTON April 29 m Britten of the house naval committee today attacked Ambassador Hugh Gibsons suggestion to the pre jjparatory disarmament commis sion at Geneva that trained army reserves be not Included i in computing the military I strength of a nation The Illinois representative is I sued a statement declaring the 1 suggestion was equivalent to j agreeingtliat battleships cruis 1 ers and submarines In reserve I but ready to fight should not he included in establishing the I naval strength of a nation flENEVA April 29 ist China painted a picture of 1000000 Chinese soldiers under Jus at one time for the prepara y commission on disarmament tlay Certain that its proposal for of conscription would be Beted the youthful Nankinggov conjured up the spectre of Inscription applied to China Ihe announcement that China jht be obliged to revert from its 3ent volunteer system to con liptiori was solemnly made to the Iparatory commission by Gen tang TsoPing who said honestly hoped our idea tor a tlpn would be JjJI Stirs We iibwreserve tht of changing our attitude on question Bernstorff for Chinese Von Bernstorff German fegate remembering Saturdays to make no limitation o tjned reserves seized the oppor f itty to make an ironical allusion fact that the treaties of Ice abolished conscription for lmany Austria Hungary and garia but not for the victor na I believe in the Chinese project I ause the abolition of compulsory Titary service is the system pted in the treaties of peace declared Germany More Bitter April 29 Ja support of the American on trained reserves unde increased German bltter trend of the Geneva dis parley and official circles despondent over the Tfjjjfor European pacification as the Kuropean continent jrned It is felt in German and forces are the deciding nd the French hegemony perpetuated if trained re re not counted In computa limitation of armed force said today that France has a large standing army but enabling her at any time to 12500000 men Jtf A FORECAST y unsettled Monday tnA Tuesday Probably Slightly warmer Mon ht In east and south Somewhat cooler in west portion AL STATISTICS izette weather figures for iriocl endingat 8 oclock Third Torch Murder Gotham Cops Young Woman Strangled and Then Burned Police Declare UEW YORK April 29 sought today to identify the mdly charred body of a young wo man as the first step in efforts to solve the Ihird torch slaying in he metropolitan area within 14 months The body was found Saturday In a clump of woods on the Edwards state between Scarsdole and Ards ey in Westchester county by Joseph ielvey a steam fitters helper of White Plains N Y He did not re port it until six hours later The victim was apparently about 0 years old five feet four inches all and weighed 110 pounds An utopsy indicated she had been trangled before being set afire Milk Bottle Found A quart milk bottle with a few rops of kerosene in it was found ear the body A towel which had een saturated in the liquid was around the head A mans andkerchief also having an odor f kerosene was found nearby A square of cretonne evidently art of a house dress was under the ody This and a pair of stockings rere the only articles of clothing t bundle of womens clothing was ound in a ditch two miles from rtiere the body was discovered but olice have not determined whether Le garments had belonged to the qrch yJctimVv i police the best leadtbidenttflcaUoii of body and dentists records in Westchester communities and here were being checked The list of mis sing girls also was being scrutinized for descriptions which might fit the body Sight Frightened Selvey Selvey explained that the sight frightened him so that he did not want his brother to see it He told Patrolman Roy Turner son of his landlady who notified authorities Of the other two torch slayings both of which occurred in New Jersey one is still unsolved Tha blazing body of Miss Fargaret Brown governess was found Feb 21 1928 near Bernardsville N J She was identified a few hours lat slayer was never captured Mrs Mildred Mowreys body was found near Cranford N J Feb 3 1929 burned beyond recognition It was not identified for several veeks Colin Campbell Close engin eer and former convict was ar rested and police said confessed to tilling Mrs Mowrey to get rid her after he had married her biga mously and taken her money He is awaiting trial EFFORT TO KILL HUSBANDBRINGS 20YEAR TERMS Wisconsin Woman anc Youth Admit Beat ing Fanner MADISON Wis April 29 Mrs Rose Pope 30 and Phi Polster 28 confessed today tha hey had attempted to kill Mrs Popes husband John Pope 38 armer on Saturday night police announced Pope survived the attack recov ered consciousness in his farmyarc while his wife and her companion had gone for an automobile to re move his body and notified the au thorities who held both in the Dane county jail without charges after they had confessed the attempted slaying The authorities pieced together the story from the confession of Mrs Pope and Polster and Poper story of lying partly unconscious after the attack and hearing his wife urge her companion to give him one more to make sure Mot Hun In Madison Mrn Pope met Polster about a year ago when he visited on a near by farm The authorities said she arranged a meeting with him In Madison on Saturday evening when she came there with her husband left her husband on the pre TTTBN ax PAGE 8 COLUMN 6 Sunday fi2 Degrees Night 32 Degrees ftl Monday 43 Degrees period ending at 8 m Sunday Saturday 54 Degrees n Night 41 Degrees 28 of an Inch o chilly days the wind n the south Monday and a bright prospect of a jjp The aun was adding presence to the occasion THREE DIE IN TRAIN CRASH N Y Office Workers Thrown Into Panic by RearEnd Collision NEW YORK April 29 teel train and a wooden one ammed with between 2000 and i000 office workers collided on the levated structure juat above the Yankee stadium today killing three ersons and injuring two score half f them seriously Fire and panic oil owed the crash and for more than an hour police and firemen ought with frenzied men and wom n trampling each other in a wild scramble for safety The accident a rear ehr collision occurred at the one hundred sixty seventh street station where the subway trains emerge from their underground tunnels and run on the same overhead tracks aa the elevated railroad trains The wooden train was an L train and the steel one a subwcy train Both were southbound with every seat taken and the aisles filled with straphangers The wood en train had halted on signal to permit a subway train ahead of it to clear the station The steel train came around a curve and coasted down a grade the motorman realiz ing the situation too late to avoid a crash Those killed were J Cullen motorman of the subway train William J Schultz a 17 year old student and an unidentified pas senger KIDNAPERS BEAT LAW ENFORCER St Petersburg Fla Man Whipped Told to Leave Town ST PETERSBURG Fla April 29 F Bickers an at torney who aligned himself against dog racing and lawlessness in St Petersburg today was recovering from a beating given him yesterday 5y five men who kidnaped him from lis home Bickers said he would heed their warning to leave St Petersburg not later than tonight Some mystery surrounded the af air Bickers had just returned to home from church services when he wasaccosted by the men vho apparently had awaited his re urn near his house At the point of pistols he was forced into an automobile handcuffed gagged and bound The men drove some distance from St Petersburg Bickers said took him from the car removing 2OOU his clothing robbed him of and whipped him Then warning him to leave town immediately they drove away Bickers said ho made his way to a nearby highway where a motorist picked him up and brot him to a hospital here His arrival at the hospital ended a wide search by 50 special police officers and two airplanes ordered out in search of the attorney after his wife who was ill in bed had notified police of the abduction LAFOLLETTE STATUE UNVEILED Statue of the late Senator Robert 7tt LaFollettc gift of Wiscon sin the nation was unveiled in Statuary hall in the capltol in i Left to right SenatorrBlalne Fola LaFollette T orsenator and his i Hbbort Jr AERIAL JAUNT ENDS IN DE9TH Three Hollywood Young Men Die When Falls in Oats Field LOS ANGELES April 29 Three young men who went out for an early morning aerial joy ride crashed to earth and died in the blazing wreck of their airplane in an oat field near Culver City yes terday Their bodies were burned beyond recognition William H Oviatt Jr 22 unli censed pilot of tho plane Ray Scott 25 motion picture scenario writer and Hack Fluker 25 screen actor were the victims Oviatt was the son of a Fal mouth Mass theatrical producer Revolt Over alles Tells President Gil urvender of Two Groups Marks End of Revolu tion Claim MEXICO CITY April 29 Pi Gen Plutarco Ellas Calies Mexican minister of war today considered ie revolt in Sonora at an end and ia last Mexican state cleared of rganized resistance to the central overnment In a message to President Portes II he said It is my honor to re ort with satisfaction that in my Dinion the rebellion in Sonora has erminated as the principal traitors ontinue their flight northward un ccompanied by material support His message detailed uncondition surrender two groups of rebel oldiers totalling 1000 men yester ay and described disintegration of he rebel troops as they found re reat at almost every point blocked by federal soldiers Still Guerilla Warfare Continued desultory guerilla war fare seems the prospect in Sonora for some little while as federal con tingents pursue remnants of the rebel army into mountain districts Aiding in tins pursuit General Callea said were to be large Yaqui Indian contingents who had vowed their allegiance to the central gov ernment and had always remained passive to the rebel cause But one other military problam Anni seems to face the administration of the breakin President Portes Gil that being the suppression of the cristero or so called religious rebellion in the states of Guaiajialj and Jalisco where Gen Saturnino Cedillo is campaigning vigorously against them It is not believed General Calies will find it necessary to un dertake personal direction of this campaign Rebel Troops flouted EL PASO Tex April 29 El Continental Spanish language newa paper here said Enrique Liekens Mexican consul general here re ceived a radio message from Geu Juan A Almazan federal com mander that his forces had routed the rebels at Pulpito Pass and started a drive against Agua Fricta Sonora rebel stronghold The federal forces crossed the pass after the rebels had been bombarded from the air the mes sage said according to the news UNEARTH HUM RUNNING PLOT Gang of Smugglers Had Its Headquarters in Havana Police Learn HAVANA Apri 29 in ternational liquor smuggling plot involving millions of dollars a well organized gang of runners thruout the United States and headquarters in Havana as a central distributing and shipping point was exposed here today by Cuban secret police Alfanso Eors chief of secret po lice said the gang had been negoti ating for the purchase of a large distillery here but the recent arrest of Sydney Hoffman American chemist believed to be its leader ex posed the entire scheme Hoffman had made a full confession prior to his deportation last week to tlie United States Police arc in possession of names of 18 Americans residing in Cuba said to be implicated U S Knew of Ilur WASHINGTON April 23 0V The gang of bootleggers exposed by the Cuban secret police was said today by prohibition headquarters to be the one thru which Thomas Walsh killed in a Florida hotel re cently and a number of smugglers swindled a wealthy New Yorker out of in a whisky deaJ Prohibition commissioner Doran said his agents had been aware of the plot laid in Cuba to smuggle liquor into the United States but so far prohibition headquarters had not been advised of the details of FIVE MOTORED PLANE IS NOW BEING ERECTED Proposed NonStopFlight Will Be Aided by Gas Stations WASHINGTON April 29 The Washington Post says to day that six internationally known aviators are preparing to begin a nonstop flight around the world from New York on the first clear day in September The names of only three of the aviators are given Lieut Albert D Hulse former army and airmail pilot Capt Harry W Lyon Jr navigator on the transPacific flight of the Southern Cross and Lieut L T OConnell radio officer at Lakehurst The commander the newspaper said will be a world war aviator with more than 5000 flying hours to his credit The make of the plane in which hey intend to attempt the most am bitious flight ever undertaken was not learned but It was described as being constructed partly of metal and partly of linen fabric powered with five 420 horsepower Pratt and Whitney engines equipped to take on fuel in flight and capable of a maximum speed of 150 miles an hour and a cruising speed of 120 miles 32 Stations on Route Twentytwo stations are to be es up of the gang paper Yanks Escape MEXICO CITY Crlstcros Apri 29 jiiuie auiur AH iiaa oeen Uvj ia Hollywood 1 Two American sugar operators TUKN IO FACE 8 COLUMN B City Operetta Is Given FOREST CITY April Belle of Barcelona the annual For est City high school operetta given at the Forest theater was directed by Miss Alice Dragstedt supervisor of music Ephraim Solyst Robert Hill Myrtle Hanna Peter sou and John Hayes took the leads The various choruses were sung by 75 students picked from high school and junior high Second Embalming Firm Established at Osage OSAGE April R Shelledy moved Saturday into the William Kindschtib house at the cor ner of Chase and Fourth streets and will use n part of the building for a funeral parlor makin Lwo es tablishments for Osage The other IT m case of emergency the Post says and two of the five engines are to be held in reserve They will be suf ficient to bring the ship thru the aviators believe if all three of the other engines break up under the five or six day strain The fuel tanks wilj have a maxi mum capacity of 1000 gallons but only about half that amount the ewspaper says will be taken aboard at New York to prevent overtaxing C the engines at the start More uel will be taken on while pass ng over Boston and the supply vill again be replenished over Nova Scotia under the plan while a third refueling plane is to meet the non stop flyers near Glasgow after com pletion of the transAtlantic leg of the flight From Glasgow the route outlined lies over Siberia thence to Nome Alaska south to the United States and along a northern route back to New York Engine trouble 13 not expected until Nome is reached if it is to be encountered at all The route is described as passing over countries containing about half TLIIN TO PACK 8 COLUMN 1 Will Rogers Says BOSTON April you read what happened to our golf team over in England It was one of the biggest defeats for Lucky Strikes and Old Gold that those producers o hardy men have e x p e r 1 e need There didnt seem to be a birdie or an eagle in a car load The boya played like they was going thru blindfold WILL RQGFRS test Horton Smith who had prac ticed all last year Instead of smoking walked in winner When we went up against fel lows that wasnt worn out from indorsing why our boys wasnt there We outdressed em but we couldnt out putt em Yours WILL Copyright PLANE RUSHING TWO IOWANS TO DYING FATHER Newton Women Taken WOMAN ESCAPES DEATH PENALTY State Agrees Not to Press Case Against Mrs Gassier CHICAGO April 20 condemned to death and sentenced LaiQuaran tine for Air Trip NEWTON April 29 A McCord former mayor of New ton fought a grim battle wlth death toda3r His daughters Mrs F W Jasper and Miss Stella McCord fought a battle with time Meanwhilo the friendships sake man who for called modern sciences latest methods of commun ication and transportation into play in an effort to bring the daughters to the bedside of their father be fore the short time physicians gave the father to live should expire looked gravely on It was F L Maytag washing machine magnate who chartered the airplane that started the dash westward from New York this morning bearing the daughters of McCord A long warm friendship rown closer thru the years caused Vlaytag to employ Randy Estow and lis Fairchild cabine plane to start the aerial journey from New York at 7 oclock this morning Radio communications many days ago gave the daughters their first word of the serious illness of their father They then were on a cruise of the Mediterranean sea They anded in New York this morning ind at 7 oclock started the flight o Newton At they passed eRoy N Y flying at a speed of approximately 113 miles an hour They are due in Chicago tonight and DCS Moines tomorrow morning An auto will carry them to Newton Physicians this morning described McCords condition as unchanged but very low EXPORT CLAUSE ACTION WILL BE FIRST ON LIST tfouse Committees Work on Changes in Tariff Schedules WASHINGTON April 29 VV Congress entered the third week of its special session today with the senate expecting to act on farm re ief and the house preparing to be Jin consideration of tariff revision A vote on the senate farm bill lowever was not in prospect before he latter half of the week It will be necessary to dispose of he export debenture clause before a ballot can be taken on the bill itself ind a vote on that clause is to be ireceded by action on the Norria mendment to provide for reduction if debenture rates whenever over iroduction of affected crops is hreatened House Not Heady The house had nothing definitely efore it for consideration today he republican membership of the vays and means committee which ms been working out the changes to e proposed in the FordneyMc Cumber law was not ready to intro duce the revision bill and some lead ers favored a recess of the house uu il Thursday after the bill is intro duced It will be referred back to the committee for the preparation of a formal report in which the lemocratlc members excluded from Its sessions since February will par ticipate General discussion of thebill Is not expected to begin until next week but meantime the measure a COLUMN Arrest Des Moines Man As He Ajpplies for License to Wed MARSHALLTOWN April 29 LTl When Melville Davis of Des Woines appeared at the Hardin ounty clerks office with his bricle obe for a marriage license he was aken into custody at the request f the Polk county sheriff He was aid to be wanted on an Insanity harge Davis was expected to be eturned to Des Moines today to be hanged for murder Mrs Cath erine Gassier a middle aged mother was freed today after a three year fight for liberty carried on from her prison cell The woman screamed and col lapsed before the judges bench when informed that the state had agreed to nolle prosseher case which was brot before the court today on a motion for a new trial The state said the murder of Wil liam Lindstrom for which Mrs Gassier Mrs Lillian Fraser and Pat rick were convicted had been avenged by the death of Mrs Fraser who died last month while serving a life term but Mrs Caasler had been sentenced to death as the al leged plotter of Lindstrom3 death to collect his insurance Patrick it was charged at the trial was hired by the two women to beat Lindstrom to death He turned states evidence and testi fied against Mrs Casslcr She was one of the few women ever given the death sentence in Cook county Embezzlement Case Continued at Ottumwa OTTUMVVA April 29 The case of William E Hill charged with embezzling funds from the one is owned by G R Champion Farmers and Merchants Bank of and stands at the corner and Seventh streets of State Eldon has been continued until the I next term of court PLAN NONSTOP TRIP TO CHILE Rene Foncks Airplane Is Bought as Flagship of Air Fleet ROOSEVELT FIELD N Y April 29 Sikorsky plane in which Rene Fonck Frances ace of aces once hoped to spun the At lantic left today for Washington preparatory to a nonstop flight to Santiago Chile The plane was piloted by Harold McMahon and as one of its pasnen geTK carried John K Montgomery president of the American Interna tional Airways which recently pur chased the 18 passenger plane as flagship of a fleet to operate pas senger mail and freight service to South America It is planned to start the non stop flight from Washington cr from some point in Florida within the next 10 days We have our periods of being un der the strong impression that in Mexico the war dispatches are car ried on the amusement troit News Oxford Junction Bank Directors Vote to Close OXFORD JUNCTION April 29 First Trust and Savings ank failed to open its doors here his morning as the result of the cle ision of the board of directors at a leetlng Saturday Frozen asset and heavy withdrawals are given the reasons for closing the In titution It is said that the bank eld many mortgages on farm roperty in this vicinity Kossuth Shippers Elect Swea City Man Manager SWEA CITY April Thompson manager of the Farmers cooperative elevator has been elected as the manager of the North Kosauth Shipping association for the coming year He will handle both positions from the one office in the elevator AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen That a r ch i t e c t dont know much about religious subjects The idea of de sigmn a parsonage just enough for a family of six   

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