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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 5, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES HOME EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 5 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 258 DIE TONG WAR OUTBREAK SNOOK COUNSEL IN ATTACK ON HIS CONFESSION Attorney Says Defendant Admitted Guilt thru Fear and Duress pOTJRTHOUSE COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 5 defense in the trial of Dr James H Snook at the afternoon session today waived its demands fora separate hearing and decision from the court on tha ad mi ssability of admissions made by Dr Snook Uniting him with the kill Ing of Theora Hix and agreed to let testimony relating to the admissions go before the jury as testimony The defense attack on the con fession made by Dr Snook last June 20 that he killed Miss Hix 24 year old Ohio state coed came when the state put W C Howella Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter on the stand to testify to an interview with the ousted professor the night after he confessed Protests Testimony Immediately E O Ricketts of de fense counsel was on his feet pro testing against the admission of any testimony relating to the admissions made by Dr Snook on the grounds that they were obtained under duress The confession was not volun tary he said The party meaning those at the interview was organ Szed by the prosecutor because he was afraid of the validity of the confession Dr Snook was acting on those present He deiiled counsel and the ef of vtiie cpnfessipnyi7as misrep Zeppelin Will Sta c Home Wednesday Over Bloodstains COURTHOUSE COLUMBUS O Ang 5 T With counsel on both sides fortified by consultant chemists the state and defense locked horns today in the trial of Dr James H Snook for the killing of Theora Hix The defense sought to tear down allegations that Dr Snooksclothing bore marks of hu raan blood the day after the killing and that an emotional stimulant had been found in the girls stom ach C F Long Columbus City chem ist who testified for the state Sat urday that he had found the blood stains and the stimulant was re called and submitted to a searching cross examination by John F Seidel Attorney Gets Technical At Seidels shoulder sat O M Urbane a Columbus chemist who prompted the attorney as he led the witness thru a long repetition of the technical details of the cxamina tions on which he based his previous testimony Long stuck close to hi first account of how he made the tests several times repeating thi conclusions he explained Saturday On his side Prosecutor John J Chester bad the help of Miss Dori Coss Longs laboratory assistant who kept the prosecutor abreast of the examinations technical terms TransAtlantic Flyers Romance Is Not So Smooth PARIS Aug 5 brief romance of Pauline Parker New York show girl and Jean Assol ant French pilot of the trans Atlantic plane Yellow Bird ia re ported to have struck difficul ties The young couple Assolant be ing 23 and Miss Parker 22 was married at Portland Maine June 10 just three days before the French flyers took off from Old Orchard for Paris They had met only a short time previously The American girl followed her hus band by steamer and rejoined him on June 26 when she met his parents for the first time While neither party admits contemplating any court action it has been rumored for some time that things were not going smoothly Miss Parker does not speak French and Assolant knows practically no English St Louis Throngs Acclaim New Endurance Flyers FEDERAL AGENT TWO PRISONERS CANT BE FOUND fficerMan Seen to Put Out Into Detroit River DETROIT Aug 5 A fed eral agent who disappeared early Saturday in a speedboat believed to have been used by rum runners was the object of a search on both sides of the border today The agent Richard J Sundlands for merly of New York was last seen putting out into the Detroit river in the boat with a man and woman taken into custody when the craft SHIP BROT TO U S AFTER 95 HOURS IN AIR Enjoyable Trip But Had All Kinds of Weather Says Eckener NAVAL AIR STATION LAKE HURST N J Aug 5 jorman dirigible Graf Zeppelin was safe in port today after its third crossing of the Atlantic And day after tomorrow it will start back for Germany a flight that will be the first leg of a jour ney around the world The airship brot 18 passengers and one unlisted stowaway who was kept incommunicado in a small compartment in the tail of the dir igible and turned over to immigra tion authorities on arrival and promptly was ordered deported Graf Zeppelin largest of airships left Friedrlchshafen at C S T BISHOP JAMES CANNON Hailing Pilots Dale Red Jackson and Forest OBrine new holders of the worlds record for endur ance flights as Its new nir heroes till St Louis turned out to acclaim the flyers when they appeared In an official welcoming parade thru the city streets Photo shows a typical street scene during the parade with arrow indicating Jackson and OBrine Publix Theatrical Firm Buys Four Iowa Theaters NEW YORK Aug 5 lix Theater Corporation has bought two theaters in Cedar Rapids and two in Waterloo Iowa from A J Disbold The consideration was 500000 was seized Walter S Petty acting collector of customs said today he did not know whether Sundlands had met with violence or had disappeared voluntarily Sundlands and Milton Larson a customs border patrol inspector had seized the speedboat early Sat urday and the latter had gone to report the seizure leaving Sund lands to guard the boat and the man and woman Larson on his re turn found Sundlands the boat and the two prisoners missing Fisher men said they saw the trio put out into the river Later Petty received reports that Sundlands had been slain but a search failed to reveal a trace of him Customs records show that the speedboat was owned by Jack Heath and hia wife Maxine but neither has been located GUESTS OF RELATIVES and Mrs W Car txHry and son Georgo ot Vlnton are hero for a visit with relatives AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Our doors aint ever locked except when Im off visitin an Pa is alone or else when Im lakin a day time bath ELEVEN DIE IN OSTEND CRASH Pleasure Steamers Collide in Harbor Nine Bodies Recovered OSTEND Belgium Aug 5 Latest casualty lists show 11 dead 23 injured and 5 missing in the Ostend harbor disaster yesterday when two pleasure steamors crashed Nine bodies have been re covered Twentyone survivors are in tha Ostend hospital One steamer was coming into the harbor loaded with excursionists another attempted to go out The incoming steamer ripped suddenly into tha outgoing craft sinking it almost at once There was pleny or help avail able for victims from many sur rounding boats but some of thosa aboard were never able to extricate themselves from the wreckage THREE MEN DIE FIGHTING FIRE Falling Walls of Burning Store in Kansas City Trap Trio KANSAS CITY Aug 5 Three firemen were Killed and TO persons injured here today by fall ing walls of a burning drug store The firemen were killed when an explosion occurred as a hose was being dragged into the building Phil Harn a nearby resident who discovered the fire said the floor of the store appeared saturated with oil The firemen were Frank Loncar Roy Rutherford and John Moore Captain Emmett Fitzgerald at the nozzle of the hoze was dragged to safety by his comrades after he was caught and imprisoned by falling timbers Those injured none believed seri ously were firemen and persons who were watching the blaze at Sixtyninth street and Prospect avenue in the south side district An explosion was believer to have started the fire Hahn said he first noticed flaming papers in the rear of the store room The building was destroyed Auto Wrecks Leading List of Fatalities CHICAGO Aug 5 The week end death toll in the middle west today stood at 23 with many others recovering from injuries Automobile accidents with 15 deaths led the list Drownings were second with 7 deaths and one fatal ity was caused by farm machinery Four drownings and seven auto mobile fatalities were reported in Wisconsin and northern Michigan Illinois had three drownings three automobile fatalftics and one deafh attributable indirectly to an auto mobile accident Nebraska reported three deaths from motor accidents One man was killed by a train near St Paul Trains Hit Curs GROTTO BUILDER HURT IN CRASH Father Dauberstein Injured When Car Collides With Truck DUBUQUE Aug 5 Rev P M Dauberstein of West 5end builder of the grotto which ms won him recognition and six others were injured today whoa a sedan containing Chicago tourists collided with a truck near Centralia 10 miles west of Dubuque Three persons were knocked un conscious when the sedan was nurled into the ditch The occupants of the truck which remained up right were hurled to the pavement All were brot to a hospital here They are Fritz Heifer 55 Chica go driver of the sedan possible skull fracture and bruises Miss Mari Heifer 35 Chicago broken leg hip wound still unconscious at noon Mrs Emma Schaffner 35 Portland Ore back injured body bruised also unconscious Andrew Schaffner Portland elbow face and hands cut Amelia Schaffner 8 body bruises The Rev Mr Dauber stein received a deep gash near his right eye Two grade crossing accidents oc curred in Wisconsin John Thomp son and Alex Mark were killed when Ihelr car was demolished by a Chi cago North Shore and Milwaukee electric railroad train near Racine Wis and Bert Holloway of Duluth was killed when a train struck his automobile near Phillips Wis At Paris 111 George Brubacker was perhaps fatally injured when his automobile went into a ditch Four persons with him were less TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN TWO FLYERS DIE IN PLANE CRASH Burlington Airport Dedica tion Marred by Fatal Accident BURLINGTON Aug 5 Burlingtons two day dedication of its airport was marred yesterday afternoon by the crashing to earth of a monoplane which carried its pilot Paul A Strawn 35 Jackson ville 111 and a passenger William Shepherd 32 of San Francisco or San Diego Cal to their deaths Strawn a World war aviator ant Shepherd flew here from Mollne II landing at the airport just 31 ninutcs before the accident oc urred They almost immediate ook to the air again exhibiting eries of stunts before some 5001 vho gathered at the field for th Icdication exercise While in a loop heir plane sideslipped and darte o the ground from about 100 fee Hltitude The plane burst Into flame ipon the impact Their bodies were jadly burned Strawn had a limited commercial lying license and during the last few years is said to have clone little rnloting Shepherd was a student flyer Hoover Returns to Capital WASHINGTON Aug 5 President Hoover returned to the whito house at a m today from his whora bo Virginia tha fishing lodge Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Aug Senator Reed Smoot interrupted President Hoovers weekend va cation in Vir ginia with a plea to please help the sugar industry There is one hundred and twenty million of us eat it and ex actly 1231 that raise it but Reed has dedi cated Ms entire political career to make sugar f X V not ony sweet but dear to tho hundred and Lots wife or Bible turned ufin WILL twenty million somebody in the around to look back and turned into salt 1C Reed ever glances back we are going to have n hu man sugar bowl on our hands Yours WILL ROGERS TO BUILD ZEPS LAKEHURST N J Aug 5 Leisler Kiep manager of the HamburgAmerican line one of the passengers on the Graf Zeppelin today announced that the HamburgAmerican line haa decided to put its whole or ganization Jjehind thejjrojeetoj airships Dr Kiep said the performance of the Graf Zeppelin proves that other ships could be built with stronger engines so that trans Atlantic trips could be made with great regularity and speed STATENIENTBY BISHOP CANNON DENIES CHARGES hurchman Says He Vio lated No Moral or Civil Law EAR UPRISING THRUOUTUS9 CHINESE HELD Hip Sing Member Shot Down on Crowded Chicago Street HICAGO Aug 5 guns Mazed in Chicago yesterday and the echo heard in Chinese sections all over the United States brbt out apprehensive police details attempt ing to stop spread of the dread feud Chicagos Chinatown was thrown into confusion yesterday when Hip Sing tongman Yee Sun was shot and killed in a crowded street and ngain last night when Kar Leong Wong was shot and probably mortally wounded Police were in formed Wong was a member of the On Leong Tong and they worn working on the theory that bin shooting wag In retaliation for the slaying of Sun Telegraph nt Work The mysterious grapevine tele graph thru which tong members were informed of happenings else where evidently was functioning well for police in other cities re lorted the streets in Chinatown were deserted and a tense and un easy spirit prevailed Police could find no explanation of the Chicago slaying altho Sun was shot in On Leong territory falling with three bullet wounds al most at the door of his rival tongs rVedncfday night and was pulled to the ground here at last night ifter 95 hours and 19 minutes In the air The westward crossing last year took 111 hours Every Kind of Weather Not that it was all favorable veather this time there waa every kind of weather Dr Hugo Ecke ner commander of the ship said on anding It was a very interesting light we had no snow and no hail mt there was a storm close to us at the start and there were strong winds for the last 14 hours in he air Wo had a very enjoyable time he told reporters At night we danced and sang and drank wine There were other amusements too Passengers told o a bridge tournament and recounted with laughter how they had kidded themselves In face of the rule against smoking by carrying porce TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN G non Jr oE the Methodist Episcopal to the various charges which have been published against him recently was made available to newspapers today in a 115000 word statement In it he went at length into the charges of profiteering in flour dur ing the war the criticisms of his stock market transactions the charge that he had used funds of the board of temperance and social service of his church to further the election of President Hoover thru organization of the antiSmith democrats of Virginia and the con tention that he has improperly used his church office for political pur poses He restated his denials of wrong doing in every instance reiterated his opposition to former Gov Altretl B Smith democratic candidate for president Chairman John J Ras kob of the democratic national com mittee and Senator Carter Glass EIGHT INJURED IN BOS WRECK Westbound Chicago Car Skids on Wet Pavement Near State Center STATE CENTER Aug 5 Eight persons were injured one ser iously when a westbound Packwick Grayhound bus out of Chicago overturned at midnight at the east city limits of State Center The bus skidded on wet pavement in making the turn J C Wilson who had driven all the way from Chicago was bruised A O Lloyd Des Moines received a dislocated right elbow and head COUPLE INJURED IN GAR ACCIDENT Violet Sweiger William Sul livan Hurt as Auto Hits Loose Gravel Violet Sweiger 605 North Dela ware avenue employed as book keeper at the Park hospital was seriously injured and William A Sullivan clerk for the Standard Oil company received minor 1n j juries Saturday night when the JNash roadster in which they were riding struck loose gravel and urned over in a ditch east of Sioux Falls Dak Miss Sweiger who was taken to a Sioux Fails hospital received a puncture of one lung a wrenched sack and shoulder ana several mi nor cuts and bruises Mr Sullivan suffered a wrenched shoulder and minor cuts and bruises Miss Swei ger wilj remain in the hospital for several days Her condition was re ported as improved Sunday Virginia and declared Either Raskobism must be dis carded and repudiated or dry southern dmocrats arc of necessity permanently out of the party Would Destroy His Influence Charging efforts at political In timidation against him he asked Is not this a concerted desper ate effort of Raskobism to destroy my influence with the people of Vir ginia in the approaching election Will the people of Virginia approve or disapprove of these attacks upon my reputation and influence by these political assassins The answer begins with a scries of quotations from denominational and secular newspapers and goes on to say that since Tune IS 1S2 when I signed the call for the soulh ern democratic friends of prohlbi TCRN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN bruises He was unconscious for a time after being takento the hos pital The others injured continued their journey They were Miss Mar garet Reznick DeKalb 111 Juanita Snyder Oak Park III Lucy Schuc lees Denver Colo Dr Mrs John B Stoll Detroit Mich and Anna Romans Chicago all bruised and cut Mr Sullivan and Miss Sweiger left the city eany Saturday aiter STRANGER STABS MANLY Victim Slashed 12 Times With Knife Following Argument MANLY Aug F Mikse 53 DCS Moines a paving gau worker here was stabbed 12 time in the back and left arm last nigli by an unknown assailant following an argument over work on the highway The road worker was taken to a Mason City hospital where it wan said ho would recover No trace nt tho assailant said to be a floater coulrl no fashion pistolbeside the fled into a crowd Joe Tuck member of the On Leong waa arrested upon the iden tification of a Hip Singer Ding Wing who said he saw the shoot ng but police doubted that he was he actual slayer In the shooting of Wong however ilmost 12 hours later police be ieved they had a real clow to the lun killing Wong denied however hat he belonged to the On Leong fongor that he had anything to no vith Suns slaying Nine Chinese vere being held by police early to iay in connection with the shooi ng Aslc for Gimrtl Soon after the disturbances start ed Frank Moy president of the On Leong organization and Lee Loy acting head of the Hip Sings appeared at the detective bureau and asked help in preventing fur ther trouble At their own requests they were both given detective escorts Both tong leaders admitted that the war was on and said they feared 1 repetition of the bitter warfarn that claimed more than 70 lives in the nationwide toug war oC Ono Dies in Newark NEWARK N J Aug H Louis Ga Fung died today from bullet wounds the victim of what lolice said was a nationwide out Teak of a Chinese tong war Loy iong New York member of tha lip Sing tong was held on n barge of murder Authorities here advanced tha heory that the outbreak may have arisen as the result of an opium trade conflict Opium valued at was seized and 47 Chinese arrested in a raid on tha hinatown Saturday obtained The attack occurred the Calls cafe here accident occurred between j oclock Sunday night Rapids and Sioux Falls at 8 ploycs stated that Inc The Rock oclock m The car was not bad ly damaged Mr Sullivan was driv ing J N Sweiger father of Miss HOLD ANNUAL RALLY innuil mission rally WIH observed by llio Lutlicran jchurch hero Sunday Sweiger Miss Lucella Sweiger Rob ert and La Verne Sweiger and Dan Sullivan father of Mr Sullivan left for Sioux Falls on receiving word of the accident They returned to the city Sunday night ahout Cafe two were the only patrons in building They became involved in an ar gument and according to Marshal j Henry Miller words brot on nmic words until tho stranger whlppci out a knife and started allnr Miksell After slashing the worker Lho sitvanfrer dashed out of tlu restaurant IOWA FORECAST Thumlershowers Monday af ternoon or Mnnduy night TIICB day partly cloudy not much change in temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette vcaLher figures foi 24 hour period ending at S oclocV a m Monday Warmest Sunday 78 Cooler in Niglil 5U At S A M lUnniliiv 02 Kalnfall S7 Figures for like period ending al 8 oclock a m Sunday Warmest Saturday 13 Cnnlist in Night 10   

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