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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 17, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPIER Edited for the Home AND MASON DAILX TIMES VOL XXXV FIVECENTS PER cofri ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT H O ME EDITION MASON CITY IOWAFRIDAY MAY 17 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO Jgg DIE PLAYHOUSE FIRE E F ROREBECK BANK RECEIVER DIES SUDDENLY Succumbs While Seeing Boxing Match at Armory DDWIN P ROREBECK 55 exam 1 iner in charge of the Security National vbank of Mason City and j four other banking receiverships in iNorth Iowa died suddenly whUe Watchinga boxing matchat the larraory Thursday evening Death was caused by coronary amboUsm with which Mr Rorebeck 1beensuffering acute de in the past six weeks He was in bed for three weeks and got up the first of the week expecting to his daily routine his business acts was the rf jiting of aYottage at Clear Lake wich the hope that asummer spent there would allow him to recuperate his health leral at Portsmouth The is lying in state at the McAulsy funeral home It will be sent probably Saturday morningrto 1 Portsmouth wherethe funeral servlcesiwill be held Mr RbreBeck was born Nov 9 1873 at Omaha Nebr He was the son of AlBa Curtis and Alice Gantt Rorebec Mrs RoVebeck suffering from the severe shock of her husbands death was reported to be in a her home in the cfld no visitors were in uhe apartment Had Five Bonks J Mr City shortly after on Dec 18 1925 heing sent Sere by the comptroller of the treasury Besides the loe ol the trusts of the First National banks at Lake Mills For est and Garner were added ty iis duties In his of liquidating these receivkrships Mr Rorebeck was credited with getting extraordinary results In a little more than three years he had paid depositors in the Security bank 80 per cent of their deposits Mr Rorebeck had been with the comptrollers office in Washington D C for many years and was used by the department as a special man who wassent out to deal with difficult problems connected with receiverships He was considered as one of the probable men for the po sition of supervising receiver at Washington v Clerk in 1900 His first connection with the comptrollers office was in 1900 when he became clerk which posi tion he held until 1909 when he was elected vice president of the Metropolitan Trust company of New York at a salary of a year In 1918 he resigned from this position to accept the post of pres ident and treasurer of the Metro politan 5 to 50 cent stores The chain store project suffered from depreciation of its merchan dise in 1919 arid faced bankruptcy In order to keep the institution from going under Mr Rorebeck forced the broker that had sold the CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 COL 7 Uluioj J0 Wind Disabled Zep Off Course Will Rogers PHILADELPHIA May Zeppelin turned back trou ble with riding on that is if any thing goes wrong its too t far back to a iy hitching post Went over to New York yes to see where Fo 1I c e Commis sioner Whaleh appointed a crime commit tee of 20 to help him keep a list of the crimes If they hear of any that he WILL ROGERS dont why they report them to him Then at the end of the year the one that has heard about the most crimes gets the prize got mora relict today Tariff was raised on windowpanes Cheap glass from Glasgow has always hurt the agrarian glass growers Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1930 WHERE TRAGIC BLAST OCCURRED i IOWA WEATHER Unsettled Friday night prob ably shoxvers In east and cen tral portions warmer in cast and cooler in northwest por tions Saturday fair and cooler LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Friday Warmest Thursday 58 Lowest In Night 43 At 8 A M Friday 53 After the wind took a turn back to the south Thursday there was a rapid rise of the mercury from the 30 degree minimum of Wednes day night Thursday nights mini mum was 13 degrees higher than this SCARFACEAUS re IN JAIL Gangster and Bodyguard Arrested for Carry ing Weapons PHILADELPHIA May 17 Alphonse Scarface Al Capone notorious Chicago gangster was to day sentenced to one year in the county prison on a charge of carry ing a concealed deadly weapon Frank Cline also of Chicago Ca pones reputed bodyguard was giv en a similar sentence With him was indicted Frank Cline also of Chicago Cappnes al leged bodyguard The sentence was the maximum prison term under the law This is some city they work fast here was Capones comment after he was given a quick hearing and held in 535000 bail for the grand jury His comment after being sen tenced to the county prison was not heard Faced by determined effort of the police to removethem as a menace from Philadelphia both men pleaded guilty when their trial waj about to start The quick moves of District At torney Monaghan who has been in tensively investigating racketeering in Philadelphia almost took the de fense lawyers off their feet When the two prisoners were called be fore Judge Walsh the work of em panelling a jury was completed in 44 minutes The prisoners were then given half an hour to confer with their counsel Cornelius Haggerty Jr and Bernard L Lemisch Made No Plea When Capone and Cline were called upon to plead to the charge against them they stood mute Un der the law the court entered a plea of not guilty The accusation against the men was based on the statement of De tectives John Creedon and James JMakrae that when they arrested the men outside a motion picture thea ter last night they voluntarily turned over to them 38 caliber pistols which they had been carry ing in shoulder holsters It was reported that while they were being examined by detectives earlyin the day Capone said that he felt that he had to go armed be cause he was marked for death by enemies Armed detectives were stationed at various points in the room and in corridors The decision to rush the indict ment and trial of Capone after he had been subjected by Lemuel B Schofield director of public safety to two hours of questioning Prior to this the men were photographed for the rogues gallery No Record in Chicago Meantime Philadelphia police got in touch with Chicago authorities CONTIIfUKD ON PAGE 23 COL 7 Arrow Intopphoto Indicates tho liasement room In the Cleve land Clinic Cleveland where the iicld explosion that took 90 lives and injured more than 100 others occurred Fire followed tho blast nhd poisonous acid fumes accounted for the deaths of many of the patients and attendants trapped Below is a rescue scene just out side tho clinic The picture ivt the right shows Dr George Crilc wjrld famous surgeon and founder ol the hospital GETS YEAR ON LIQUOR CHARGE Fort Dodge Man Taken to Clarion to Start Sentence WATERLOO May 17 Shortly after paying two fines to aling here O C Sigman of orf Dodge was taken to jail at Clarion late yesterday to begin a yearssentence on a bootlegging charge Sigman was fined by Judge leorge W Wood in district court lere on a charge of illegal ransportation of liquor and for carrying concealed weapons He also paid costs of Sigman was arrested with James lannon and A L Gibbons near Independence March 27 by Buchan an county officers who siczed fheir lutomoblle and 100 gallons of alco tol Hannon is in jail here awaiting trial on a transportation charge and Gibbons is out on 57000 bonds MOB LYNCHES Shields Wins Applause of Bible Union BUFFALO N Y May 17 Following a day of stormy ses sions of the Baptist Bible Union convention the opposing forces in the Des Moines university contro versy appeared far from agreement as the finajl days session opened Dean Earl Callaway and the Rev Minor Stevens a trustee champions of President H C Wayman ousted with the entire faculty declared they would return to Des Moines to day to continue the war against the trustees Last night Dr trustee head and T T Shields president of the Grocer Taken From Jail and Hanged After Police Argument LAKE CITY Fla May 17 N G Romey a grocer was taken from the jail here by a mob early today and lynched two miles south of here His body was found by a farmer Romey was arrested last night after an altercation with po lice during which Chief of Police John K Baker was wounded mid Union declared his determinaton to carry on the school and made a plea for from the delegates while Dean Earl Callaway of the school and th eRev Minor Stevens a trus tee held a meeting in a hotel here and charged Dr Shields and Miss Kdith Rebman secrtary of the board with the interference in the administration of school affftira Callaway and Stevens represent ing President Waymnn dismissed wth the faculty whose scheduled speech was canceled at the conven tion defended Wayman At the afternoon session Calla way deplored the fact that the school would lose academic standing by the trustees action find when he had finished he was roundly de nounced by Dr Shiolds for his part i in the spreading of rumors concern I ing the personal integrity Shields and Miss Rebman BURNED CLINIC TO BE REBUILT SAYS OR CHILE Combustion Blamed by State Officials for Tragedy BULLETIN CLEVELAND Ohio May 17 m Fear that 80 per cent of the surviving victims of the Cleveland clinic disaster will die within a few days from ef fects of the poison gas they In haled ivas expressed today by Harry L Rockwood city health commission and concurred in by a number of doctors and chemists pLEVELAND Ohio May IT The Cleveland clinic where 125 persons lost their lives in two explo soins oC poisonous gasses Wednes day will be rebuilt Tinder plans be ing formed today by a committee of 39 prominent citizens Dr Geirge Crile one oE the founders of the institution and its director will be at the head of the new clinic We must go on he said Griefstricken and overburdenet with the tragedy which had come Ship Blown About Seeks to Descend Two Motors Insufficient for Giant Airliner to Make Progress LEADERS TRYING FOR BE WHICH CAN B PASSED Will Debate Senates Right to Initiate Debenture BULLETIN WASHINGTON May J7 fP house toilay voted to scud the farm relief carry ing the disputed export deben ture plan to conference for con ciliation of the differences with tho senate WASHINGTON May 17 manent effects of their senates Incorporation of export j the deadly gas But grave concern upon him the surgeon International renowrj thru goiter re search J and medical discover plans withthe icommittfl of the iriatitu tion The loss from the explosion and fire was set today at principally In medical records Others Likely to Die The death toll in the explosions mounted last night and even today t was feared that all those who eventually will succumb to the nox ious fumes had not been counted Three firemen and as many police men who aided in rescue work went o hospitals last night Others were 11 at their homes among them Fire Battalion Chief Michael J Graham Physicians declared however that those who survive the next 24 hours probably will not suffer per debenture legislation in the farm relief bill put up to the house to day the unusual procedure of acting under a special rule to submit a measure on which the two chambers are in disagreement to conference for adjustment of differences One hour was taken out of the was felt for those who were re ported injured last night and a search for 75 missing patieuts was started These persons officials an nounced had appointments for ex aminations at the clinic Their names were given out 11I1 i j t A llcti llalllca UUL time for general debate on the tarorder that they may report them BULLETIN PARIS May 17 Graf Zeppelin at 7 oclock to night wirelessed the French air ministry that it Intended to land at Cuers in southern France near Toulon where there is a mooring mast VALENCE France May 17 Graf Zeppelin passed over Avignon at p in p in E S in an effort to reach apparently the great naval hydroplane station at Istree on the lake of Berre west of Marseilles The ship sailed over the military field of Ancono near Montellmar with out attemptingto land altho troops were out on the field to bring her down Dr Eckener still was having trouble with navigation at times the airship even swung sideways against the wind France May 17 J At p a m C S T1 the Graf Zeppelin was over this town navigating with the utmostdlft f Iculty was being carried stSl further south MOTHERS MAKE FUTILE EFFORT TO SAVE THEM Two Tots Trapped by Eames When Playing With Matches TRAGEDY stalked among playing children Friday morningand claimed the lives of Warren Kittleson years pld and Edwin D Hanner 5 years old when the playhouse in which they were playing caught fireand burned the two boys to death and be yond recognition The fire started about oclock but was not discovered until it had gone too far to save the chil dren The boys sons of Mr and Mrs Clarence Kittleson 408 Eighteenth street southeast and Mr and Mrs J B Hanner 319 Eighteenth street south east were trapped in the play louse which was 12 feet by 6 eet after the hay on thai loor had been ignited by by the wind at a rate ot about 20 miles an nour This townMs about 25 miles south SaafSl It seemed inevitable that the grea1 craft must land shortly as she awung over the Rhone valley southwest Saillans matches with which they were playing Trappedin House The hay had been placed In the playhouse Sunday for Warrena dog obtained from the bam fet of her motors were Only two ivorking Troops in Readiness There is a small military airdrome near Montellmar and the troops here were ordered to be in readi ness to assist the Zeppelin If she hould attempt to land The landing ground is about two miles from Montelimar Minor re pairs can be made at the military airdrome The Graf Zeppelin tried to pass over the Trois Bee mountains near lerc but was unable to make it She was slanting at an angle of 45 degrees She then swung towards Montelimar and again entered the valley of the Rhone Troops were headed from Valence and other nearby garrisons in trucks to meet her agreed upon by republican leaders and the rules committee looking to immediate arbitration of the farm relief disagreement Only a majority vote was needed for adoption of the special rule which was designed to prevent a lengthy controversy betwesn the two branches of congress over the senates right to initiate the deben ture legislation which leaders regard as an the house invasion of their chambers exclusive privilege of originating revenue measures Rule Makes Exception The rule was drafted to make clear the position oC the house that it did not intend to relinquish its constitutional right with respect to revenue legislation hut was making CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 COL 8 TARIFF MEASURE Hearing May Eliminate Dif ferences of Leaders Over Bill WASHINGTON May 17 Supplemental hearings looking to the elimination of many of the fif fercnces between republicans over the pendingtariff bill were con ainccl by the republican members of the ways and means committee today with indications that they would be concluded tomorrow With conclusion of the hearings might left the building without notifying linc officials or police it was feared If their lungs were filled with the gasses there stillwas a possibility today that they might succumb No Evidence of Negligence State officials examining the ray film storage room in the base ment where the fire burned the cel lulose material and filled the build ing with guises causing the explo sions laid the origin to spontaneous combustion Escaping steam sup plied the heat they believed Boffery Boggs lumber UId them of fighting the thick brown ish cloud of gas alone as he at tempted to repair a leak He was blown thru a door by the first ex plosion after emptying a fire ex tinguisher into the room Coroner A J Pearse announced that he had found no evidences of negligence GRIP OF WINDS LE BOURGST France May 17 and in the grip of vio lent winds the transAtlantic air liner Graf Zeppelin was in serious danger late today as she struggled to reach some safe haven in south eastern France The huge ship which carried crew of 40 and 18 passengers in cluding Mrs Mary Pierce of New York was being swept eastward CONTINUED ON PAGE 22 COL 8 of Dr j republican leaders expect much of I the opposition to a special rule lay Tho trustee head was applauded infr the procedure for consul J T no by the delegates Mrs Romey was wounded fatally jtime Dccornh to Have Bus Service DECORAH May passen ger bus servico will be inaugurateJ as soon ns the pavlnjr into the oily limitM is fit for service between Oil Iowa for mm and Dccorah during the day crude gypsum which cratlon of the measure for amend ments will have been dissipated Among the requests for higher duties laid before the committee re publicans today was one by Repre republican S3 a ton on the pending sent alive Dickinson a tariff of j measure retains on the free list TAYLOR COUNTY VOTES BONDS Another Link on Highway No Election BEDFORD May 17 link in the paving of primary road No 3 ncrosa southern Iowa had been added today with approval of a road bond issue in Taylor county Voters yesterday gave the proposal more than a 2 to 1 ma jority the returns showing1 240R ballots for the bonds and 3034 against Rlnggold county is now the only one in the southern tier of Iowa counties which has not approvec bonds Primary No 3 passes thn that group The Taylor county is sue also will gravel No 49 from Lenox to Adams county and No 148 from Missouri to Adams county RULES PREVENT KINGS WEDDING Boris and Princess Cannot Comply With Regulations of Churches SOFIA Bulgaria May 17 From a high authority came the statement today that rules of the Buparian national churches and the Roman Catholic church hnd pre vented the marriage of King Boris of this country and Princess Gio vanna of Italy Thisr authority said that but lor the attitude of the Vatican and tui possibility of action by the ian church the betrothal ot the roy al pair would have been announced in the course of the Bulgarian na tional celebrations Wednesday King Boris and King Victor Emj anuels pretty 22 year old daugh ter felt a genuine affection for each other and desired very much to bn married Boris maternal aunt the Duchess Helen who is also Giovan nis paternal aunt first suggested the marriage which was approved by Giovannas father Premier Mus solini and the Bulgarian govern ment Crystal Lake iije The playhouse 1njJ lifr center with one door on the i Hjbuth end The windows in the north end were boarded up and the boys were in the north end when the fire cut them off from the door Mrs E R Skoglund a neighbor of the Kittleson family heard the screams of the boys and while Mrs E Sawyer another neighbor alled the fire department she ushed out to the playhouse which Iready was filled with smoke and flames The mothers of the boys both in he Kittleson house became aware f the confusion to the rear of tho aome and hurried out thru the back door Terror seized them when they eallzed that the building in which heir children were playing was In lames Frantic with the thot of the chil Iren trapped by the flames Mrs ittleson and Mrs Hanner made attempt to enter the tiny buiid ng thru the door at the southeast orner but the rgom was a mass of lames and they were driven back Then Mrs Kittleson turned her at entlon to the tiny windows on the last side reaching her bare arm hru the fire and feeling about foe he children Clothes Kept Tearing At last her hand came upon one of the boys and she clutched at the clothing only to find it tearing away from the body as she sought to lift the body This she did again and again oblivious out of true mother love to the burns which she was suffering Finally she gave up in despair Position of the bodies in dicated that it was her own child at which she was tugging Death how ever had probably occurred before this time While firemen were extinguishing the flames Mrs Kittleson was tak en to the Park hospital where her severe burns were treated and band TUBN TO PAGE 10 COLUMN 6 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Pa used to have me cut his hair until he said some thin hateful about my brother Ben once when I was cuttin close to his car   

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