Thursday, August 1, 1929

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON cm VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WmB REPORT H O MLE EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 255 THOUSANDS SEE GREENES PAST PUT IN PAGEANT Interest Runs High as Jubilee Goes Into Final Day GKEENE Aug Memorial park was too small to contain the throng which turned out Wednesday night the opening presentation of the historical pageant of Greene and Cold water town ship Six thousand persons were packed into the available area another thousand was turned away for lack of room A car nival two modem and one old numer ous street attractions supplied entertainment for several thou sand more Such was the crowd that participated Wednesday night in Greenes jubilee celebration and such is a measure of the success of the event Never be fore has Greene so completely united its forces for a com munity endeavor The pageant in the evening came t0 a fU day8 rogram noonjthara was a parade of ais headed by the Bris the mayors car bear Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Aug 1 If the airplane people who were giving those St Louis boys that 5100 an hour hadnt run out of refueling money those birds would have m ad e a record The boys received m o B s a g e a come down you are break ing our heart They will need Rockefeller t o back their next night WILL ROGERS Seeby the paper today where this quarantine and search of cars in Florida against the Mediterranean fly is causing un told hardships on bootleggers and Washington Is talking raising the quarantine Its awful hard to have a rule or law that is equitable to everybody Russians are fighting amongst themselves in Siberia The peice pact dont cover that Its only against killing people of another nationality Tours WILL ROGERS EDISON WONT GREENES BIG DAY ITS UNHEALTHY Additional pictures having i to Greenes fiftieth anniversary celebration and homecoming will be on Pages 14 and 16 Jl ir J will be found on theaports page These teams weret6meeta second time this afternoon following a G inmno It ji teams of Dougherty and Greeac bu f entertainraentnot on the schedule was thrpwiv in last evening when at aboutYVcIock the Kusty Hinge quartet of City on its way to an engagement at Parkersburg stopped off and sang a few numbers on Traer street This organization wastq return to night for a program downtown be tween and 8 oclock thru the courtesy of the GIofcGazette and 1Ciiys Pageant ConoiucUrijr Event Concluding the fiveday jubilee will be a repetitiontpnight of the historical pageantr atPerrin park with the Cedar Falls band present ing the effective qiusical back ground The repeated il committee which Includes Dr was expected to make knownits ranking of the floats Local folk arefeeling tions of an ordinary vocabulary in attempting to describe the pageant TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN I M AUNT HET By BobertiQiuJJen Pa wasnt goin1 to give much to the preacher this year but readin about cy clones made him kind o un easy Held for Boy Who Are Taking Quiz WEST ORANGE N J Aug 1 Altho he is choosing his unoffi cial successor Thomas A Edison has no intentionof retiring In response to one of a series of questions submitted by newspaper men during a reception to the 49 youths who are to take the examin ation today for tha Edison schol arship tha inventor said No Ill never retire Its un healthy The boys onu from each of the states and the District of Columbia will compete for the Edison schol arship of a four year technical ed ucation and recognition as The brightest boy in America Explains Contests Purpose They approached the examination after a reception by tha electrical wizard and the committee of judges composed of Henry Ford Col Charles ALindbergh George Eastman Pros S W Stratton of the Massachusetts Institute o Technology and Dr Lewis Perry headmaster of Phillips Exeter acad emy The purpose of this scholarship contestsEdison told the youths is TUHN TO PAGE 15 COLUMN 6 WINNESHJEKlS VOTING ON BONDS Primary Road Is sue to Supplement Pre vious Amount Is Up DECORAH Aug i shiek county voters will go to the polls today to pass on a primary road bond issue The bonds xvill supplement a previous 000 issue Passage of the additional bonds will insure completion of paving of Road No fi across the county and would also take care of graveling the remaining primary road mile age Paving of U S 55 will be paid for from the previous issue ALL PHOTOS BY KIRK Inaugurate New Air SenIce NEW ORLEANS La AUK 1 New OrleansSt Louis airplane service has been In augurated Among the cities now ncluded in plane service of the new company are Atlanta Dallas Merl umn Monroe and Shreveport twentyfour passenger service be tween New Orleans and New York is expected to be inaugurated soon by the same firm Thousands lined the streets of Greene to witness the golden an niversary parade over half a mllo long as it made its way from the ow bluff at ULO nead of Greenes principal street down acros the br age over tho river and then out face and backto the starting point Industrial and agricultural floats vied with each other for tho applause of tho onlookers The particular float In the foreground of the top picture was an entry of the Standard on depicting the Greene airport of the future rmtarkable float from the standpoint of nov fJSf mccPtIon ana artistry of execution In tho entire parade was The Angelus entered by the Presbyterian church Living actors aSalnst a Pnlntca background gave a remarkable reproduction this amous painting while the tolling ol a sweet toned bell carried to the car tho call to prayer No birthday party especially no Imngup honesttoeoddnesB real major league birthday party like this one of Greenes Is com plete without a birthday cake Greene had Entered by Buekholz and Dralle leading merchant It was the mott handsome and best turned out floats in the CLARION SHERIFF IS SUMMONED TO FIND FARMERS WINDMILL CLARION Aug Dan Leonard who has been in public of fice for 40 years as constable city marshal deputy sheriff and sherilf has received complaints for all man ner of offenses but the most un usual one of all was received re cently when a farmer near BelmonJ telephoned the sheriffs office that someone had stolen his windmill The family had been away from home and on returning found th windmill was gone The telephone conversation with the sheriff was concluded by the farmer saying that the thief had forgotten to take the Sheriff Leonard was soon at the farm and the windmill was located investigation developed the fact Lhat the present owner had a right the windmill by reason of a prev ous agreement which the had forgotten about Begin Threshing at BRITT Aug near here are almost thru shocking and are starting threshing There is n fairlv 2ood vield of small grains t FOREST FIRES UNDER CONTROL CRANDON Wis Aug 1 Five forest fires in northeastern Wisconsin some of which have been burning since Sunday were being brot under control today State conservation commission em ployes who directed some 500 men in fighting the flames are confi dent the danger of disastrous fires is passed However the underbrush dried like tinder after three weeks of hot weather needs only a start and a strong wind to set flames over tin area of many miles There was no sign of rain today but the wind was downthus aiding in the fight to confine the fires The mostclarnagmg fire that be tween Carterand Townsend WIs which hasburned over a two and a half mite front since Sunday is uivJer control and slowly burning if elf out Its spread was checked a mile and a half short of Carter a village of 200 All other fires also were believed under control Thousands of acres of slashings lora fu it f were fodder for the flames valuable virgin timber was but not Moscow and Britain f Deadlocked on Plan to Resume Trading MOSCOW Aug I and Great Britain have reached a deadlock in their London confer ence for the resumption of trade and commercial relations and dip lomatic services Great Britain refused to accede to the Russian desire for immediate appointment of ambassadors before controverted questions were taken Russian Ambassador Valerian Dovgalevsky of Paris who has con ducted the negotiations for Russia with British Foreign Secretary Ar thur Henderson today returned to his post In France Crash lowans Seek to Share in OTHER SHIP ON RichEstate JAGGED COURSE SAYS WITNESS Preliminary Hearing of Lake Tragedy Gets Under Way By THEODORE F KOOP Associated Press Staff Writer SPIRIT LAKE Aug 1 Long pilot of the Miss Thriller one of the boats which collided in Lake Okobojl Sunday night with a loss of nine lives testified today that the other boat the Zipper was not holding a steady course and had no search lights shining for ward He was a witness at the open ing of preliminary hearingon the second degree murder charge against Harold Yarnes pilot of the Zipper Similar hearings also are to be held against John and Milo Hart man owners of the Zipper Saw It 100 Feet Away Questioned by County Attorney Kenneth Welty Long said the Zip per was within 100 feet of the Miss Thriller before he noticed it Ho testified that ho spurted ahead try ing to gain headway to avert a crash Whereas he said the Zipper searchlights shone on the far aide the Miss Thriller searchlights were stationary and shining directly ahead pilot The witness saici the Miss Thriller carried 14 life belts and seven cushions while at the time of the crash therewere 15 passen gers and two members of the crew aboard He said his license was granted him by his fatherinlaw J B Thompson of Spirit Lake state boat inspector Long said he obtained his license this year after a lapse of five years and asserted that Thompson asked him none of the customary questions regarding his knowledge of boating and Lake Okoboji Such questions he said were asked him by Thompson five years ago J Traveling Its Ordinary Speed The pilot estimated that the Mlas Thriller was traveling between 25 and 30 miles an hour its ordinary speed when the accident occurred He related that the Zipper crashed nto the Miss Thriller near the stern that his foot was caught in the en gine and when the boat broke be vas carried 20 foet under water Finally extricating himself he said he reached the surface and tried to quiet the passengers urging them to hanir parts of ths young men whose names he did not know he said tried to clam ber on to the boat and attempted to kick away other passengers Police Break Up Chicago Ring of Makers CHICAGO Aug ll bomb ing syndicate that had supplied and used pineapples In Chicago and other cities for years was believed crushed today with 12 of the alleged ring leaders in jail and the arrest of others expected soon The arrests in a spectacular raid on tho gangs headquarters last night constituted tho first major attempt to stop one of the citys most notor ious evidences of lawlessness a long series of bombings which hart in creased until this year the average has been about three bombs a week Tho raid was go unexpected and HO carefully prepared that non of the men arrested had time to put up any resistance It was executed thru tho efforts of an undercover agent who had worked his way into tho gangn confidence OTTUMWA Aug 1 than 25 lowans four of whom live here have joined with other rela tives in Ohio and Tennessee iu an effort to obtain redistribution of the immense estate or Mary Hopkins one of the Big Four of railroad history it was announced here today Hopkins with C P Huntington Leland Stanford and Charlfis Crocker financed the building of the Central Pacific railroad in 1861 becoming immensely wealthy His estate is estimated at 5350000000 Find lowans Relatlonshp Relationship of the Iowa group io the millionaire railroad builder was established thru publication here of a picture of J L M Hopkins of Wayuesville Ohio in connection with a story his posslbllties of sharing in the estate Investigation showed the lowans bore the same relationship to Mark Hopkins as the Ohio grocer Judge M F Douegan of Daven port and C W Ramseyer of Bloom field representative from the sixth Iowa district have been retained to protect the interests of the Iowa group in a sui now pending in Cali fornia to compel a redistribution Mark Hopkins died in 1878 leav ing no will The estate was distrib uted between brothers his widow and two It now Is controlled by Mrs Moses Hopkins widow of Marks brothers by the descendants of Edward F Searles second husband of Mary Hopkins window and by Timothy Hopkins adopted son of the rail road financier Tried ItBefore SHIP CARRYING 18 PASSENGERS SPEEDING WEST Eckener Expects to Reach New York in From 80 to 85 Hours DARIS Aujr 1 trann 1 Atlantic dirigible Graf Zeppelin late today was over the Mediter ranean headed for Gibraltar and well on her long journey to the United States for her second visit The huge ship which left FrietS richshafen Germany at a m p m C S T Wednesday with 18 passengers including seven Americans was reported by the French steamship Dalny over the Mediterranean about 50 miles off Barcelona Spain at 3 oclock this afternoon Greenwich time D a m C S T The dirigible at this time ap peared to have picked up consider able speed from her earliersight ings in France running approxi mately 70 miles an hour whereas her previous average had been somewhat under SO Left A M FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany Aug 1 dirigible left Its hangar here at a m and at a m p m C S T Wed nesday was released by its ground crew into tha cool starlit night It circled the field once and thendis appearedin the west across iLake Constance with 1000 persons bld OICLILUUIILy eua sninizlg uirectlY Vi i Vi L jjciia 3 ialifliej the Declaration of Independence of Ottumwa the widow of William Hopkins a grand nephew of Mark Hopkins claims to be the closest living rela tye Two of her daughters and a son also live there Others claiming re lationship and a nhare in the estate Unlonvillo and live at Davenport tenterville GLOBEGAZETTE TO BROADCAST RETURNS OF CHICAGO SCRAP Biow by blow returns of the worlds lightweight champion ship fight between Sammy Man dell and Tony Canzoneri will be announced In front of the Globe Gazette building beginning at oclock Friday evening The bout will not be broadcast by radio LATIMER WOMAN fS KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS CAR HAMPTON Aug David I inkle BO of near Latimer was in stantly killed Wednesday after noon at and County Engineer Vernon Finkle of this city was seri ously Injured when the Chevrolet truck in which they were riding was hit by a southbound Rock Island passenger train Mr Finkle bad visited his farm near Latimer which Is tenanted by his brother David Finkle Mra Finkle decided to accompany hlni to Hampton The truck which was one used by Mr Finkle In his work of county engineer was canvas cov ered and the canvas was evidently pulled down in such a manner as to obscure the view of the Rock Island track The accident happened near the Rock IslandGreat Western tower one mile northwest of town and was witnessed by Towerman J B Clark and a group of section men who were working nearby The body of Mrs Finkle was dragged 100 feet and was terribly torn Mr Finkle was picked up and taken to the Lutheran hospital where it wns found his Injuries con sisted of bruises a bad cut on the head and a wrenched back The truck was demolished No funeral arrangements have bcon made MARKS TRUCK HIT BY TRJIIN Mason City Man Injured in Accident Near Albert Lea ALBERT LEA Minn Aug Harry Mark Mason City fruit dull er was Injured about G oclock last night when the truck he was driv ing was struck by a C M St P I train at a crossing seven miles cast j The truck was tossed into thp1 ditch and demolished Mr Mark who was picked up Oyi passersby was taken to the hospiUI here where he Is recovering was on his way to Mason City when tho accident happened odeparture was made In the facevot weather reports which tbld ofa low pireaaure areaover Ireland moving in the directlou of Fried richshafen By skillful maneuver ing and forced rapid progress Dr Hugo Eckener skipper hoped to out run and evade the storms the low pressure area was expected to set in motion 18 On Board Aboard the Graf Zeppelin were 18 passengers seven of whom were Americans and two of whom were women and its crew the usual com plement of 41 officers and men making a total of 59 persons In addition it appeared at departure a stowaway had succeeded in get ting aboard the ship Ahead of the giant dirigible lay a trip of probably more than 4000 miles which at an average cruising speed of 70 miles an hour might be traversed in 60 hours Dr Eckener prior to departure however calcu lated he would need between SO and 85 hours to reach New York which he planned to circle before berthing at Lakehurst V An 80 hour trip would bring tha voyage to an end at about 5 a m C S T Sunday morning Dr Eck eners course from here lay oier Konstanz on the Swiss bank of Lake Constance Basle Besancon France Lyons Down the Rhone and southwestward along tho Mediter ranean coast to Gibraltar Ho ex pected to travel from Gibraltar above or slightly north of TURN TO PAGE 15 COLUMN R 1 IOWA FORECAST Probnbly thunderstorms In west portion Thursday night and Friday and beginning Thursday night imd Friday iu east portion slightly warmer Thursday night In northeast and east central portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 2t hour period ending at S oclock a m Warmest Wednesday 87 Coolest In Night 50 At 8 A M ThursdayRS The range of 37 degrees between maximum ant minimum Wednesday gave ilintlnctlon to the last day of luly Thuraaay morning the wind was out of the east and the mer cury wns not doing i rapid rise