Mason City Globe Gazette, August 15, 1929

Mason City Globe Gazette

August 15, 1929

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1929, Mason City, Iowa Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY O M E EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY A1JGUST 15 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONALNEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENQ HUCKINS TO GIVE HIMSELF UP CAPTURE WEE WILLIE Snook at Ea DEFENSES PLEA IS TO BE BROT UP OK MONDAY Jail Awaits Death or New Trial Never Thot of PunisK ment Slayer Convicted Gairris pOLUMBUS Ohio Aug 15 Dr James H Snook former Ohio State university professor lay at ease in county jail today await ing either a sentence of death in commons pleas court Monday for the murder of his coed mistress Theora Hix or a favorable ruling on a motion for a new trial As the pandemonium following Ihe jurys verdict of first degree murder broke out yesterday after noon Trial Judge Henry L Scarlett tentatively set Monday morning as the date for a hearing on a motion for a new trial If It is needed he said hewould sentence Snook Im mediately Within five days from date of sentence Shook must be removed to murderers row in the state peni tentiary to await electrocution His attorneys said they would appeal in the event their motion for a new trial is denied No Fear for Snook The future holds no fear for Snook if his diffident attitude is to rcell night six hours after the jury of li men andfohe woman had found hira guilty without mercy he com placently ignored the verdict that carries with it the penalty of death in the electric chair I never gave the punishmen a thot until you mentioned it he said to reporters And this expression of his mind was borne out by the expression on his face which was stern and com posed He was sprawled on a cot in his cell and a heavy blanket covererl him The newspapermen interrupted his perusal of a popular magazine A little while earlier he had eaten heartily and amused himself with a game of solitaire his jailer said Talked Leas Freely But Snook did not talk as freely as he did on a previous occasion when a committee of newspaper men obtained an interview on the details of the killing which later was used against him in the trial He has left everything to his at torneys Snook admitted that when he took the witness stand and testified that he remembered dealing only four hammer blows on the head of Miss Hix during the quarrel at a rifle range last June 13 he had not told everything he knows There is more to the story he said But he clung to the assertion that he re members nothing about severing the girl jugular vein an act which he once admitted in his alleged confes sion and which furnished the foun dation for a charge of premeditated murder Guilty as Charged Twentyeight minutes after the jury were sent out with this denial the courts simple charge on the and Prosecutor John J Choa TCRN TO PAGE 5 COLUBIN 5 AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I know its spiteful but Sallie voted against me when I was elected1 Presi dent of the Society an it done me good when I heard about her triplets Wee WillieDoody con sidered Chicagos most danger ous criminal sought for the killing of a police chief and of more than a score of robberies has been captured by Chicago police after one of the most In tense man hunts hi the history of the city He was trapped Ini a Chicago apartment occupied by Mrs Lillian Taylor PANTAGES SAYS GIRLS CHARGES Two Women Faint Rush to Get Seats at Hearing n GRAF SPEEDING OVER GERMANY TO TOKYO PORT Giant Airliner to Cross Wild Wastes of Siberia BULLETIN DANZIG Aug 15 roundthe world dirigible Graf Zeppelin flew over the free city of Danzig at p m s in O S T and after drop ping the Germanflag proceed ed to KoenigBberg East Prus sia Germany Aug 15 and eastward toward a vast and little known region the Graf Zeppelin mistress of the air today cruised across Germany enroute to Tokyo Japan on the second lap of Its round the world journey Leaving its home port here ot a m p m C S T Wed nesday the giant dirigible header directly for Berlin 377 miles dis tant at a m a m C S T appeared over Berlin having traversed the distance in slightly less than six hours or an average of about 60 miles an hour The next 90 miles to Stettin were covered in 1 hour 4tt minutes course acrbssT over the Ural mountains arid the broad barren steppes of Siberia to northeastern Asia where it must turn southeastward to Tokyo It expected about G600 miles would be covered in a journey of about 120 hours with arrival in Tokyo Monday afternoon Japanese time 60 Persons on Board REPORT SEEING CHILDS SLAYER the OS ANGELES Aug 15 attempt to prove that charge of statutory attack made against Alexander Pantages multi millionaire theater operator by Eunice Pringle 17 year old dancer was a coldblooded frameup was planned by the defense at the the ater magnates preliminary hearing today Aa Miss Pringle reached the end of her story on the witness stand yesterday W I Gilbert Pantages attorney leaped to his feet and shouted We contend that this is a cold blooded frameup We admit that we dont know a thing about her Miss but certain information has come to us and we are hoping to establish by this witness own words whether or not these reports are true No Frameup Says Eunice Gilbert then began crossexamin ing the dancer who denied under his sharp questioning the implication that she had framed the magnate tinder cross questioning Miss Pringle admitted an acquaintance ship with Nick Dunave author of the act in which she had hoped to appear in vaudeville under Pan tages sponsorship She said she had visited Dunaves apartments several times but always when others were present When District Attorney Burnon Fitts inquired as to the purpose of TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 ACCUSE FATHER OF SONS DEATH Boys Life Had Recently Been Insured for Sum of ANDERSON S Car Aug 15 with slaying his 15 year old son Maxie whose life he had indorsed for more than 520000 J R Thomas of Anderson county was in jail here today Thomas was charged with the kill ing after a coroners jury returned a verdict that the boy came to liis death from mysterious causes Maxie and his father went to the SaJuda river near their home Aug 3 to fish and Thomas said his son slipped into the water and drowned Dr B F Robinson Clemsori col lege chemist testified before a cor oners jury that he found traces of two poisons in the boys stomach i lay a deVlous Aboard the Graf Zeppelin were 00 persons 20 men and one officers and crew and about 50000 pieces of mall freight Much of the mail all of the crew and nine of the passengers had come all the way from Lake hurst where the world journey was begun The start from Friedrichshafcn was made in full moonlight an hour before dawn with a few hun dred persons gathered near the Zeppelins hangar who cheered loud ly as its ground crew loosed their hold and it rose gracefully circling the port before headingnorthward It was a m when the Grafa motors were started Within a few minutes the passengers were aboard with Lady Grace Drummond Hay only woman passenger first At a m Dr Hugo Eckener master entered and at a m the ship started from the hangar WouldBe Stowaway Falls Outside the ground crew man euvered the Graf so its nose was to the north before releasing it into the air The passengers lined the windows wavingadeus to those below Dr Eckener doffed his cap in a final farewell Last minute effort by an Amerl SILMORE CITY ROBBERS GET LIFE TERMS ELK RIVER Minn Aug 15 M Salmon 21 and Donald Melavin 23 charged with robbing the First National bank of Elk and confessed robbers of the Gilmore City Iowa Exchange bank were sentenced to life imprison ment in the state prison when they pleaded guilty in district court here oday can Nelson Morris of Chicago TURN TO PAGE 6 COLUMN 1 to Aliens Caught in Hammond Raids May Be Sent Back Home HAMMOND Ind Aug 15 Deportation proceedings against un naturalized aliens arrested Tuesday night in wholesale raids by federal agents in East Chicago Ind were contemplated today as federal au thorities scanned the records of the 101 persons charged with specific offenses Others of the nearly 200 persons arrested were freed yesterday after they had been questioned and had satisfied officers that they were not connected with the alleged vice and liquor rings which government offi cials said have controlled the town for months Waterloo Minister Urges Shooting of Bootleggers on Sight WATERLOO Aug 15 leggers are in the same class with pirates and holdup men and should be shot on sight as such the Rav Joseph Yates pastor of the loca Methodist Episcopal church told the W C T U here yesterdav Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Aug The German Zeppelin started on its round the world trip last night The Ger man steamship Bremen broke the worlds rec oid ir crossing the Atlantic Their com merce is get ting back strong Ali of these things are the greatest il lustration that war is useless They were get ting too strong commercially for some other nations 15 years ago Now the Wr has been over 11 years and they are excelling in the same things again It dont do no good to whip a man if he is beating you at anything When he gets up he can still beat you at the same things You only delay him you dont stop him Yours WILL ROGERS VISITORS CLAIM GIRL WAS WITH BEARDED Salmon ana rielavtu confessed their part in the robbery of the Gil more City Exchange bank last May in whichH S Van Alstlne and his family were held captives all night Harold Ball Llvemore the third member of the Gilmore City bandit gang has already been sentenced tc a life term OOODY STAYED AT WINTERS WIS Much Sought Chicago Bandit Under Special Guard to Prevent Suicide CHICAGO Aug 15 Doody diminutive gunmanbandit and mail robber under special guard in his cell to prevent a possible at tempt at suicide today told detec tives that he was at Winters Wis a month ago when detectives and postoffice inspectors sought him Doody saw the detectives first and escaped Efforts of Doodys attorney Wil liam Scott Stewart to obtain his re lease on a writ of habeas corpus nave caused Doody to be transferred technically into federal custody on a mail robbery charge A hearing will be held Friday of Car Resem bled Minneapolis Mur der Victim MINNEAPOLIS Aug 15 1 covery of a couple who are be lieved to have seen Dorothy Auhe 12 year old murder victim in a parked automobile with a man only 3 few hours before her body was found yesterday morning was re ported by police this afternoon The couple visitors here became lost temporarily Tuesday night near the railroad yards where Dor othys body was found Wednesday morning strangled bound and wrapped in gunny sacks The head lights of their machine they said picked up another car in which a large redbearded man sat at the wheel while a little girl huddled in the back seat The girl they said resembled pictures of Dorothy The couple Herman Fink Hutch and Mrs David Gill Bemldjl brother afld sister will be taken to the spot where the victim was found They will asked to trace If possible the loca tion of their car and that of the red bearded man Saw 2 Men in Car Fink said lie saw only one man in the parked automobile the driver but Mrs Gill said a second man was the rear of the car hairs were found on crouched in Several red the slain childs body when the post mortem examination was made Both Mrs Gill and Fink placed the time of their experience between and 10 p m Tuesday after they had attended a Minneapolis theater Dorothys body was found at a m Wednesday They were returning from the downtown district when Fink be came confused as to his direction Describes Seeing Car It was dark and the neighbor hood was lonely Mrs Gill related so I told him to turn around and get away from there As my brother backed up and swung around the lights from his car shone directly into an open car a short distance EASTERN STATES FEEL QUAKE A succession of earth tremors was felt in five eastern states and Ontario Little damage was reported Map shows urea affected I o wan Lauds Pilot After Plane Crash BUFFALO N Y Aug 14 A graphic tale of the remarkable heroism displayed by Cyril Caldwell pilot of the ClevelandDetroit amphi bian sank in Lake Erie off Peele island Tuesday night was un folded last night by Mrs Roberl LittleCedar Rapids Iowa one o he passengers on the plane and Capt Roy Burke of the steamer Midland King on which ship Cald well and Mrs Little were landed in this city tonight Caldwell gave a matter of fact account of the wreck of the big amphibian of the four mile swim he made with his heavy aviators equip ment and of the subsequent thrilling rescue by the crew of the Midland King Greatest Hero The tribute of Mrs Little wife of a Cedar Rapids minister given as tears welled In her eyes was To me he is the greatest hero In the world and we owe our lives to him He Is the most courageous man I have ever come across He told me we had not sighted him as he was rwimming towards us he would have swam to Canada That swim was 10 miles and Caldwell was wearing his heavy flying clothes but I have every reason to believe he would have made it ahead of us There was a large man I Thc 3hlP pulled out of with reddish hair and reddish beard Cleveland at 5 oclock Tuesday in the front seat We could see a little girl in the back seat We caught only a glimpse TURN TO PAGE 20 COIUMN1 What Constitutes Careless Driver Iowa Judge to Say DBS MOINES Aug 15 egal decision which may go far to determine what constitutes careless living under the new Iowa no peed limit laws will be handed down Saturday by Municipal Judge Ralph J Powers The case in question is the trial of W H Mcllrath 20 Grinnell son of J L Mcllrath former state rep Testimony concluded yesterday showed that McTlrath was driving at 10 miles an hour when he was 40 eet from an automobile his car struck Judge Powers said The judge also pointed out that be other car was makfng a left urn which ir made under the new i law at the drivers own risk IOWAN ATTACKS TARIFF PLANS Proposed SmootHawley Measure Is the Wotst Says H A Wallace WILLIAMSTOWN Mass Aug 15 A Wallace editor of Wallaces Farmer of Dos Moines Iowa speaking on the proposed SmootHawley tariff at the institute of politics today characterized it as the worst of the many iniquitous tariff bills injuring the American farmer The proposed increase in tariff on Canadian feeder cattle would benefit the range cattlemen he said but I question whether the corn belt farmers who buy range cattle bene fit by the high feeder cattle prices exacted by the range cattlemen be hind the tariff wall The United States and Canada should both bring about a gradual lowering of their tariffs especially on manufactured gpods The United States tariff policy is continually provoking Canadian hostility which results in a lessening of the com mon economic countries welfare of the two Bedford Man Is Sued for Death in Pool BEDFORD Aug ID Codd of Bedford was made defend ant yesterday in suits totaling 530000 growing out of the death of Anabel Pearce who was drowned here July 2 while swimming in a pool owned by Codd afternoon with Caldwell and Kasper as pilots C A Lupold Paterson N J as mechanic and Mra Little 03 the only passenger Pilots Brief Account Heres the pilots story of what happened after the takeoff We were out an hour and a half when heran into a dense fog I tried to keep the ship tinder control until I could land in the lake I came down The fog seemed to have lifted Suddenly the fog again engulfed us The crash came within a few sec onds PAIR ARRESTED N DENVER FOR BEATING WOMEN YouthsFreely Admit Slashing Motorists Who Picked Them Up DENVER Aug 15 de U serters from the United States army Gordon Frost 22 East Pep perell Mass andWayne C Aldrich 18 Chicago who confessed last night that they had beaten and robbed two women motorists near Hoxie Kans Sunday night were tield here today for Kansas authori ties The pair arrested Tuesday night and returned to the FItzsimmous hospital near here were brot back 10 Denver last night when detectives learned they were in Kansas at the time Miss Leda Beuregard 21 and Mrs Beatrice Walsh 34 of Con cordia Kans were attacked Admitted Crime Quickly They admitted the crime almost immediately police said and later directed officers to the motor car they had stolen from the two women Three suitcases belonging to Miss Beuregard and Mrs Walsh were found in the car The men told police they deserted from the hospital last Friday and hitchhiked their way to Llmon Colo They were picked up there Sunday by Mrs Walsh and Miss Beuregard and the four drove to Hoxie arriving there about dusk They continued eastward but as night fell the women became nervous and started to return to Hoxie Aldrich struck one of the women in the face he said drawing blood and then the two men thrust thn women into the back seat of the car They started to drive on but the women screamed and the men drove the car into a field Will Return to Kansas There they attacked the women with a razor blade slashing them in a dozen places and tore their clothes off using strips of their dresses to hind them The women were found later almost nude and ii a serious condition from loss of blood Aldrich and Frost drove the car back to Denver Both men waived extradition for their return to Kansas Frost gave no reason for the at tack and Aldrich said he did not know why I did It I must have been they kept scream INVESTORS WILL EXPLAIN LACK OF TAX FILINGS Warrant Out for Huckins for Using Mails to Defraud CEDAR RAPIDS Aug 15 Elmer S Huckins of Milwaukee for whose arrest a warrant has been issued on a charge of using the mails to defraud will surrender Walter J Barngrover of Cedar Rap is his attorney said today Barngrover said he would not OB satisfied that a warrant had been asued until he talks to federal au horftles at Milwaukee Ho said if he government wanted Huckins It would have arrested him when he was in the federal building at 1111 vaukce Monday M L Healy deputy federal mar ihal said today that federal author ties here havo received no instruc ions from Milwaukee to arrest Juckins should he come to Cedar Rapids He added he had received everal letters from persons in Wis consin inquiring into the financial landing of George Huckins owner if the Cedar Rapids Baseball club vho is associated with his father Jn L business enterprise which is al eged to have obtained funds from nvestors tbruont the middle west TO QUIZ INVESTORS RHINELANDER IN NEW PETITION Mulatto Wife Took Advan tage of Him Says New York Society Man LAS VEGAS Nov Aug 15 A divorce suit on behalf of Leonard Kip Rhinelander scion of a socially prominent New York family chargj ing that his mulatto wife Alice shutthem up MILWAUKEE Aug 16 merous Wisconsin investors in the mysterious business of Elmer S Huckins 60 yesterday were ordered to appear before John H Leenhouts assessor of incomes for Milwaukee county to explain vhy they filed no returns on their earnings from the enterprise Meanwhile it became knowc that a warrant was issued for Huckins on Saturday by United States Court Commissioner H Kellogg It hargea him with using the mails o defraud and is based on a six months Investigation by postal au thorities At the same time federal author ties here admitted they had no cnowledge as to the mans where abouts Failed to Report A number of persons who in rusted large amounts to Huckins the strength of his promise of 2G per cent interest yesterday vls ted the office of Leenhouts All of hem were asked why they failed to report their earnings from the project when filling out their state ncome tax blanks According to Leenhouts all said hey had been informed by Huckins hat sums intrusted to him were not taxable Leenhouts said this Income s not exempt and that his office will make additional assessments to nfllct penalties in the proper cases Postal Inspector R M Bates said no one had complained to him of beingdefrauded by Huckins He said lie had made a careful investi gation of the mans activities but refused to divulge his findings Received No Complaints District Attorney George A Bow man also declared he had received no complaints against Huckins He TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 Jones Rhinelander had taken ad1 vantage of his youth and ience in persuading him to marry her was on file here today It wasRhinelonders second suit to obtain a divorce from the daugh ter of a New Rochelle N Y Negro coachman Several years ago a simi lar case in New York failed to bring him a decree Since then they have been living apart Mrs Rhinelander receiving a separate maintenance In his new complaint Rhinelan der charged that the defendant by her artifices and wiles so dominated him that he wag led into the mar riage ceremony He claimed that she caused him to be estranged from his family and friends causing him j great humiliation Constant Frequency Radio Station to Be at Grand Island Nebr WASHINGTON Aug 15 Formal announcement that he constant frequency radio station authorized by congress last winter will be erected at Grand Island Ncbr in December was made to day by the department of com merce The contract for the sta tion the first of its kind will be let within a short time and the depart ment expects it to bring about the elimination of whistlo in radio receiving sets IOWA FORECAST Fair Thursday night followed by Increasing cloudiness Friday warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Warmest Wednesday 1Z Coolest In Night 45 At 8 A M Thursday 61 There was a reminder of autumi in the air Wednesday and Wednes day night Thursday morning how ever the wind was back in the southwest and a marked rise of tin mercury was under way ;

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