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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 2, 1929, Mason City, Iowa                                North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES HOME EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE NO 308 GEORGIA TOWN FEARS FLOODS LEGION CHOOSES BOSTON AS 1930 MEETING PLACE Mason City Drum Corps Third in 408 Com y petition BULLETIN LOUISVILLE Ky Oct Boston won the1930 comen tlon of the American Legion hero today Jusf prior to tho balloting Miami Flu presented an invi tationfor tho 1930 convention but it tabled on recommen dation of Herbert Kldler of Montana chairman of flip com mittee onttio next convention Ho recommended that only Bos ton and Los Angeles HJ consid ered The balloting ivas cut short by the Los Angeles repre sentatives who moved tlmt the selection of Boston bo nuido unanimous BULLETIN LOUISVILLE Oct The HIason City Legiun drum and bugle corps was given third place in competition with 20 crack organizations in a 40and 8 parade Curing the Legion cpn vejition here today Jilyria Ohio corps was first and the Sioux City organization second Tlio JHasorr Cityans are to start homeward morning Bj ENOCH A NORE5I T OUISVILLE Oct ij tendance at this American Le gion convention is withojt doubt the largest in the history of the Legion with the possible exception of Kan sas City when tlie presence of Gen era Fochand other great generals of the World war was the drawing card Louisyille is near the center of population of the United States FT DODGE LISTED LOUISVILLE Ky Oct 2 10 high scorers in the American Legion drum and bugle corps preliminary contests were announced today to include Ford Dodge Iowa Uniontown Pa Miami Fla Mosslllon Ohio Brownsville TexasKingston N Y Beloit Wis Charlotte N C Kankakee 111 and Kockford HI Tho judges soid there wus no significance In the order in which the teams were announced The finals will bo held tonight and seems to have drawn exception ally strong delegates from all the states California Is much in evidence coming here for the purpose of bringing tha 1930 gathering to Los Angeles Southern Hospitality Present Louisville giving evidence of the proverbial hospitality of the south did its best to entertain thousands TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 5 9Kf Wea May CoOp Within One Week North Caroliiici Troops Ordered to Riot Scene Three Men Killed Hurt During Shooting VISITS MASON CITY BULLETIN RALEIGH N Car Oct 2 companies of national guardsmen today were ordered to East Marlon whoro a riot oc curred this morning at theMar Manufacturing companys cotton mill Companies at Salis bury anil North Wilkesboro were ordered to entrain for Marlon as soon as possible MARION N Car Oct 2 Three men were dead at least one other dying and four others were in the general hospital here at noon today as the result of a strike riot at the gales of the Marion Man ufacturing companys cotton mill early today Five other persons vere suffering from less serious wounds from pistols and clubs The trouble started at 1 oclock this morning when 80 members of the United Textile Workers of Am erica which recently settled a strike at the mill walked out aud formed a picket line outside the mill gate At when shifts changed sev eral fights started Sheriff O F Adkins and a number of deputies In tervened Some one fired a shot and in a few minutes there was a gen eral fusillade Union MembersKilled The dead are Sam Vickers and Randolph Hall Union members Carver A M Coon Wi Sparks Miss Lucy Sparks Romo Minisb L O Long W S Black J Spencer Elzie Ballard James Roberts John Sytle George McComb George Jonas Sheriff O F Adkins Deputy Sheriff Taylor Green L Biggerstaff Allie Stepp and Ed Cannon All of those injured except Sher iff Adklna Biggerstaff Stepp and Cannon were shot These four were clubbed All of the Injured are in the Ma rlon general hospital Sheriff Asks Troops The source of the first shot was not definitely learned Sheriff Ad kins said that he did not know where the first shot came from but that he thot it came from the picket line He said that a number of those wounded bad been shot down oy their own asserting that one man standing beside him fell as a number of shots were sent in Ma di rection Sheriff Adkinsannounced that he had telegraphed Gov O Max Gard ner asking for troops International Falls Rum Slayer Indicted INTERNATIONAL FALLS Mina Oct 2 J White suspended customs patrolman was Indicted on a charge of second de gree murder today for the slaying of Gust Henry Wlrkkla of Big Falls last June White was to be ar raigned late today on the indictment returned by the county grand jury IOWA WEATHER mostly fair Wednesday night and Thursday slightly warmer Wednesday night In extreme northeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday OS Coolest in Night 4S At 8 A fll Wednesday 48 Two peas in a pod could scarcely be more alike than Monday and Tuesday so far as temperature is concerned The maximum each day was 63 and the minimum differed only 3 Qegrees Tuesday aight be ing the warmer The sun obscured most of Tuesday made its appear ance on the scene Wednesday morn ing and the wind was out of the south two auguries of warmer weather MITTEN RAILWAY EXECUTIVE DIES One Time Official Drowns in Pocono Mountains Dur ing Fishing Trip PHILADELPHIA Pa Oct 2 E Mitten of Mitten Management Inc arid one of the best known railway men in the world drowned in the Pocono mountains near Milford Pa yes teday It was stated that Mitten had gone fishing on a pond on his es tate He was heavily clothed and alone Dr E Mitten the railway mag nates son left immediately for the Poconos Mitten was 65 yearsold As beat of the Mitten Management Inc he was in charge of the management o the Philadelphia Rapid Transit com pany which owns or controls nearly all the surface lines and all tht elevated and subway lines in Phil adelphia He came to Philadelphia in 1911 and built up what was re garded ss one of the best street car systems in tne country One o the things he was noted for was the Mitten plan for company relation with Its employes Arch Coleman formerly Min neapolis postmaster but now first assistant postmaster gen eral arrived Wednesday nftcr noonfor a filial per haps tho site for Mason Citys projected postoffice Mr Coleman was accompanied hyFerry K Heathi assistant secretary of the treas ury SENATE ADOPTS FLEXIBLE RATE PLANBY5VOTES President Loses Power to Change Tariff Schedules BULLETIN WASHINGTON Oct 2 The seriate today adopted tho demo crntic proposal to restore to congress the power now lodged in the president to change tariff duties after in vestigation by the tariff com mission Tho vote was 47 to 42 WASHINGTON Oct 2 The irst test of strength between President Hoover and the senate over the tariff today was near al hand The hour of the vote on the issie whether the chief executive anal continue to exercise authority to raise or lower tariff rates In vestigation by the tariff commis sion was uncertain but many fel it might come before nightfall or tomorrow at the latest Mr Hoover has declared for re tention of this power which a ma jority of the democrats and a group of independent republicans seek to withdraw ill Rogers HOLLYWOOD Oct iseen reading the questions and an swers in the SheareImpeach ment I didnt know that was going to be that good or I would have gone back and made that opening If tiiey will take that on the road and bill it 03 Shear ers and Short make enough out of it to buy us some cruisers without the tax payers For the way things stand ev erybody wants disarmament but nobody wants to see anything sunk And both nations wouM love to have some new cruisers if they could get them without pay ing for em Yonrf WILL ROGERS PREMIERS VISIT CALLS HALT IN SHEARER PROBE Document Points to Eng lish Spy System in U S TITASHINGTbN Oct 2 the verge of an expected call for a new naval limitations conference be senate Shearer Investigators to lay had clamped the brakes on their nquiry into what took place two ago at the unsuccessful Gen eva conference Meanwhile the senate itself pur ed by disclosures made In the Shearer Inquiry and statements hat efforts have been made to in fluence tariff legislation has direct ed its judiciary committee headed by Senator Norris of Nebraska to conduct a general Investigation of obbyingunder the sweeping terms of the Caraway resolution When it vill begin remains to be decided Postpone Shearer Case With Prime Minister MacDonald neating the American coast tho Shearer committee decided to post pone further workuntil he has con cluded his visit to President Hoover regarded as for the pur jose of cementing more firmly the friendly conversations which haya already taken place between Lon Jthe limita tion ofnaval armaJnents ThlSi decision of the conimltee will postpone during HacDonalds sojourn an airing of a socalled British document received by the committee yesterday without being made public which purported to show the existence in this country of an extensive espionage system reporting to London Committee members are consid ering this document which was handed to it by William B Shearer the observer at Geneva for the shipbuilders and with it a report from the navy intelligence which Senator Allen republican Kansas says disputes Its authen ticity May Quiz Witnesses Again Other ramifications of the picture that has been drawn up for them by the various witnesses also are being sized up and It is the opinion of the committeemen that most oE the leading actors must again take the witness chair Shearers story of getting the so called secret British document and of turning It over to the navy de partment and to Senator Reed of Missouri during the senate debate last February on the 15 cruiser bill ended his two days of examination by the committee He didnt know what Senator Reed who has since retired did TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 AT LEGION CONVENTION T Federal Judge Charles H Moorman of Louisville Ky lelt greets IPaiil commander of the American Le gion at Louisville u thousands gathered lor the eleventh annual national conventfcpn 2 Officials Here to Pass on P O Site CLARKKENNEDY SUIT STARTED Aimees Pay ment of for Breach of Promise SEATTLE Oct 2 of an alleged whirlwind court ship Involving the Rev H H Clark former Seattle minister and Mrs Minnie E Kennedy were due for an airing in court here today In Clarks 150000 breach of promise suit against the mother of Aimee Semple McPherson evangelist Clark wag called to the stand yes terday but his story remainedun finished when court recessed A ju dicial order excluded from the court room girls under 18 years of age during the taking of testimony The former Seattle minister testi fied that he first met Mrs Kennedy in a Seattle motion picture theater and described some of their subse quent meetings in hotels and res taurants here Clark charges that Mrs Kennedy under the alias of Mrs Klark wooed him persis tently promised to marry him and agreed to build him a tabernacle here and equip a gospel ship for evangelistic work along the Pacific coast He alleged she later refused to keep her promises Clark broke down and sobbed when he described the mental re action which he said he experienced when he found Mrs Kennedy ha deceived him Arch Coleman first assistant postmaster generaland Ferry K Heath assistant secretary of the treasury arrived in Mason City Wednesday afternoon for what was believed would be a final Investiga tion with reference to the postoffice site Their arrival was from Cedar Rapids where they had been on a somewhat similar and they made the trip over the Rock Island line Postmaster G M Woodruff received the two officials here The pair were met at Nora Springs by Mr Woodruff and reg istered at thei Hanford hotel a bit before 2 oclock The presumption was that they would spend at least a part of the afternoon in inspect ing sites and meeting with persons Interested in the different sites Mr Coleman is a former post master at Minneapolis and Mr Heath Is from Michigan both of hem having been brot Into their present service on appointment by President Hoover Frolkey Had Lost License as Minister LE MARS Oct 2 Inquiry last night into the check ered career of Rex Frolkey a lltera Jack of all trades revealed stil another chapter in the life to which Solon Raises Question of Loan Rights Brookhait Says Board Cant Supply Money to Pro posed Corporation BULLETIN CHICAGO Oct 2 National Grain Marketing cor poratlon a proposed 20 million dollar concern the purposeof which will bf to cooperato ivllh the federal farm board as it ex tends luarketing aid to grain farmers may bo a working real ity within it week it wns re vcalwl today by William H Settleof Indianapolis chairman of the committee authorized to effect the corporations setup ITASHINGTON Oct 2 V right of the federal farm board o make loans to the proposed farm rs national grain corporation was hallcnged today by Senator Brook art of Iowa during examination of am R McKetvie of Nebraska vheats representative on the board y the senate agricultural commit e The lowan said the farm actau horized the board to make loans to ooperallves and not to corpora ions Informed by McKetvie that coun el had assured the board its pro ram for creating the corporation vas entirely within the law Brook lart said 1 think the boardlias started out on an illegal basis right at the start i t he wrote ministered finls with bullet thru a self ad the hem 4 BANDITS ROB NEBRASKA BANK Quartet Orders Employes to Lie on Floor Gang Gets SEWARD Nebr Oct 2 Four unmasked bandits robbed the First National banK of SewarJ shortly after it opened this morn Ing of approximately In cash and undetermined amount of bonds Kntering the bank at a m the four ordered J L Carter cash ier Arthur Trute assistant cashier and Julia Berry and Matilda Ahl schwede bookkeepers to He on the they made a systematic floor Then search of the tellers cages scoop ing up all money in sight The bonds were taken from the vault which was open but it la be lieved no cash was obtained from it Tuesday after confessing to rob bery of the Sioux Center bank The newest angle in the life o this man of varied attainments was the revelation of the revocation o his ministers license in 1025 jus a few months after he had been ordained The Evangelical confer cnce gave as its reason the report that Frolkey had consorted wltl questionable characters Had Varied Career The apartment he maintained in Sioux City was also mentioned ii this connection It was revealed Hi 38year span of life Includeed a va rlety of player minister radio station own er amateur detective real estat operator and bank wit casual success Characterized here as a hlg pressure salesman Frolkey mnin talned an apartment in Sioux Cit which he told his wife was ior bus iness reasons He had not been Hv ing at home for the last six weeks his wife said Frolkey had been married once before but his first wife died nine vearg ago He married his second wife heiress to valuable lands In ihis vicinity In 1024 Are Probing Pist Altho Frolkey was given his preachers license in 1815 ho was lot ordained to the Evangelical ministry until 10 years later The usual period of probation is said to be two years Besides his robbery of the Sioux Center bnnk Frolkey yesterday was identified as one of the mem bers of the band which held up the Orange City National bank July 5 Officers of the Emmet County Sav ings bank at Estherville robbed Aug 30 were awaiting pictures of Frolkey in an attempt to link him with the holdup LEVEE GUARDING AUGUSTA SURE TO BREAK THRU Business District Is in Danger Weatherman Warns AUGUSTA Ga Ool 2 Six teen hundred men labored fever ishly today to prevent flood waters the Savannah river from break ing thru the 13mile levee that pro tects Augusta Already standing at 16i feet two fciilhs of a tool higher tliau last weeks record level the water WIIK expected to go to 47 feot under the pressure of heavy rains tliat have fallen unceasingly in the rivers upper watershed E B Emhigh United States me teorologist at Augusta siiUl tha floods wre almost certain to break thru into the city and told Mayor Bell the situation constituted the gravest crisis in Augustas history Fcnr Break in Levee H S Howard United States dis trict engineer at Savannah in harge of strengthening the leveu ere said there was grave danger f B crack a t a point opposite the msiness section and that in Its weakened condition the levee prob ably wash out if water entered tne issuro Mr Howard advised resi dents at lowlands sections to move o higher points iix the city The officials predicted baci or alone would stand at a depth of four feet in the business section by an injunction to test the Tight o your counsel to advise Wont Bo Cooperative No one in the world ever created a corporation that was coopera tive Brookhart said This corpor ation is going into the market with the rest of the gamblers and see what It can do Not at all McKelvie replied The corporation will be controled by the cooperatives and the pro fits will go to the fanners What will prevent the stock of this corporation from falling into the hands of the gambler Brook hart asked Adequate provision will be made to guard against that McKelvie replied May Bo Year WASHINGTON Oct 2 R McKelvie the wheat representa tive on the federal farm board said before the senate agriculture com mittee today that the farmers na tional grain marketing corporation probably would not be prepared to function as far as effecting the TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN B Speakers Announced CEDAR RAPIDS Oct 2 Pi Speakers at the Eastern Iowa Vet erinary association convention here Oct 9 and 10 will include Dr A T III Dr Max Mayo Brothers Peters of Pcoria Schlotthauer of clinic Rochester Minn Dr James McDonald of the federal animn husbandry bureau at Springfield III Boy Arrested When He Attempts to See Wisconsin Practice MADISON Wis Oct 2 cret football practices at tho Univer sity of Wisconsin are exactly that Harry Melcher 17 learned that yesterday He was arrested by two deputy sheriffs for breaking in on a Cardinal drill session Charged with disorderly conduct he must appear in court today noon today Last weeks flood merchants worked lastnight by th light of candles moving their stocks to upper stones and in some cases moving out of the stores com pletely All Trains Held Up Augusta was completely isolated A Central of Georgia washout caused cancellation of all train schedules by officials of that line and southern railway trains TURN TO IAGE 5 COLUMN 1 BOMB WRECKS FAMOUS CLUB Fashionable Chicago Group Stunned by Force of Explosion CHICAGO Oct a year of nearly 100 bombings last nights dynamite attack upon the Lake 3hore Athletic club was the first o be made against a fashionable and exclusive group of Chlcagoans The bomb was tossed thru a win dow of the 56000000 clubhouse tearing a hole in the wall of the na tatorium The club is at 830 North Shore drive in the heart of the gold coast and the force of the explosion was felt in nearby homea and hotels Several members In the locker room and men and women in the lounge were staggered by the blast j Frank J Loesch 76 year old as sistant states attorney and member of President Hoovers crime com mission was aroused from Bleep in his Drake hotel apartment and joined in the investigation The persons who did this bomb ing1 he said advanced to the very door of the civic leaders of Chicago The bombingmust be solved Actual damage was estimated at a few hundred dollars aud was confined to the natatorium Le Mars Minister Sued for by Ohioan LE MARS Oct 2 Rev J J Dcprei pastor of the First Presbyterian church here was made defendant yesterday in a damage suit brot by the Rev James A Hill of Dayton Ohio formerly of Le Mars and Sioux City The Ohio pastor charges he lose a the Central Presbyterian church at Dayton be cause of a letter he claims the Rev Deprei wrote to J King Gibson of Dayton The letter he claims accuses the Rev Hill of absconding with funds of the Le Mars Ministerial associa tion and Dally Vacation Bible school To Speak at Boone BOONE Oct 2 Peter Peterson of Chicago president of the Illinois pastoral conference of the Lutheran Augustana synod will speak tonight before the Iowa con ference In Gustafson sesson here Dr M Vf of Des Moines synod field secretary addressed the con ference yesterday Lcm Missus has been hollering for a change so I just went downtown today and bought two bushels of peaches for her to can That will be a fine change from the general round of housework Nothing is too good for that wom an and I do not begrudge tho ex pense a bit Thats the kind oE a hairpin I Dorado Times AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Amy thinks you cant ever love as bard the second time but its just because the circus dont seem as ex citin when you know whats next   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