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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 27, 1930, Mason City, Iowa isli if COWP H A a L 0 N E ft HIS 6 ART OCPT OF IOWA H F S M 0 1 N F S I A tevccounts they drank acomfortable water there was to eat and according to Some II North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AJLX NOKTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 27 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 43 Row Caused by Proposal Transfer of Bureau of Child Health Opposed By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Nov 27 CPA The principal reason for the plan disclosed during the recent white house con ference on child health and pro tection to trans fer Miss Abbotts most important duties as childrens bu reau chief to Dr Hugh S Cuni niinga jurisdic tion as head of the public health service seeming ly Miss Ab botts persistence in weighing tirely irrelevant considerations ir relevant according to some in connection with questions of the coming generations welfare For example in the course of the white house conference here Ss one of the things Miss Ahbot is on rec ashaying said j Circus Lions and i igers Roam Wild in Mexico while per cenj 90 percent w the wealth V g WHAT POSSIBLE bearing can one imagine these percentages as having upon problems of child health and maternity aid which it Turn to Page 20 Column 1 RULERS OF PERU IN DIFFICULTIES Constant Fighting in Streets and Even Some Gunfire Reported ARICA Chile Nov 27 Peruvian provisional government headed hy Lieutenant ColLuis M Sanchez Cerro was Eaid in private messages from Lima today to be in serious difficulties The messages said there was con stant fighting in the streets of the capital Gunfire in several parts of the city also was reported The advices said several persons had been executed by the govern ment which was holding its own with difficulty A strict censorship was in effect There Is a total ab sence of ordinary dispatches from Lima Lieut Col Sanchez Cerroknown in Peru as the hero of Arequipa where he began the revolution which unseated former President Augus to B Leguia last August assumed the provisional presidency shortly after success of the movement FUNERAL OF AX VICTIM PLANNED FOR SATURDAY Claude H Putman Killed in Yard of Clear Lake Home pLEAR LAKE Nov v servicesfor Claude H 45 killed in an accident yesterday will Jbevheld aty theCongregational arm KTfomfeS prfebfdjiigh tlje vices X WfiB Milne pastor oi the Congregational church will officiate Mr Putman was killed instantly yesterday morning while chopping some long branches in the yard of his home six miles southwest of Clear Lake Both Mrs Putman and her brother Jesse Strode who helps farm the place were in the yard at the time and went to him immedi ately A physician was called but death occurred soon after the blow Stuck in Log It is thot by Mrs Putman that the ax became stuck in the log and when freed the blunt end swung around and hit him just behind the right ear Only a small scar on his head showed Physicians state that Mr Putman died from the shock of the blow on the motor area of the brain Witnesses stated that he fell Immediately Mr Putman was born in Peoria county 111 Jan 8 1880 He is sur vived by his wife and a daughter Nellie Frances who is a junior in tlie local high school his parents Mr and Mrs Orval Putman three brothers Kalfrey Putman W D Putman B D Putman and two sisters Mrs Ray Shay and Miss Frances Putman all of Galesburg 111 A number of relatives from Turn In Injfn 4 Column AUNT HET By Robert Quillen They neednt be doctoi in1 that baby There aint nothin wrong with it ex cept a chronic case o grand parents ARCHBISHOP IS CRESGO GUEST Speakers on Program Honor Former Resident Now at Portland CRESCO Nov Edward Howard Portland Ore was an honor guest Tuesday eve rung at a reception given him 11 McCarthy hall of the Assumption parish of which the Very Rev E J Dougherty is pastor Archbishoj Howard was a former Cresco rest dent and his many friends both Catholic and nonCatholic enjoycc meeting him here again Before introducing the archbishop Father Dougherty spoke of his sue cessive rises from his boyhood at Cresco After going thru college the archbishop was in the priest hood then president of Columbia college at Dubuque later associate bishop of Davenport and finall archbishop of Portland J B Mullen in behalf of the As sumption school gave the arch bishop a welcome G E Lyons tol of his own personal experience with Edward Howard as a student George Kessel spoke briefly o Archbishop Howards rise from Cresco boy to his present prominen position When Archbishop Howar wns presented he spoke of his pien sure In being permitted to revisi his old home town and meet many friends of his boyhood cl OLD MURDER CASE BROT TO LIFE Train Burns Men Injured Some Killed Bands Scour Moun tains to Hunt Down Wild Animals MEXICO CITY Nov 27 Lions bears tigers and elephants wild in a newfound freedom fron circus cage and corral roamed th Guanajuato mountains today a Charro and Hacienda owners brand ed to track themdown and eithe kiUtheraor return them to captiv SAYS HE KILLED VANBROCKLININ SELF DEFENSE Young Wife Was Skin by Angry Husband He Insists IRENE VAN BROCKLIN I CHARLES VAN BROCKLIN N A STATEMENT released Thursday morning by J A Nelson former Winneshiek county attorney B F Knees kern Castalia cattle buyer now serving a life sentence at Fort Madison for the murder in 1921 of Charles and Irene Van Brocklin gave a new version of the tragedy Up to this time hehas professed complete innocence but in his new statement given out thru the man who directed the prosecution against him in two sensational trials one in Decorah and the other at Charles City lip admitted slaying Charles Van Brocklin but insisted it was after Van Brocklin had killed his young wife and that his action was in self de fense Pictures of the three principals in one of the most sensa tional murder cases in the history of northeastern Iowa are reproduced herewith ECORAH Nov F Kneeskern serving a life sentence at Fovt Madison Kneeskern serving a life sentence at Fort Madison for the murder of Charles and Irene Van Brocklin in a lonely cabin near Randalia on Dec 11 1921 his At iraptiato 12 members of th Beas circus one of the largest i Mexico lay in hospital beds badl burned from the fire which swep their train early yesterday killin from three to twenty of their asso ciates and loosing the menagerie Many of the injured were uot ex pected to live Gasoline Cutclies Fire The fire occurred at Guadalupe station near Irapuato where the circus train was being switched Some of the coaches were backed into tank cars filled with gasoline The fluid sprayed on to the wooden coaches caught fire and In a few minutes the entire train was in flames Circus performers and employes clad in nightclothes escaped from the coaches as best they could only to meet a new peril the maddened animals which were getting loose from their cages as the fire burned the cars about them Finally guns were procured and some of the more ferocious beasts were killed The others fled Lions Enter Conches A passenger train to Guadalajara dispatches to Kxcelsior said was stopped on the track nearby and some oC the Lions entered the coaches Frightened passengers broke out windows of their berths to escape The elephants stampeded once they broke from their cars and raged thru the town cutting a swathe of destruction Three of the bodies of the circus performers were burned pnst rec ognition IJ F KNEESKERN Hoover at Home to Mr Turkey on Thanksgiving Planes Searching for Missing Flyer Crash VANCOUVER B C Nov 27 LIi pianos enroute to join lhf search for the missing Canadian flyor Capt K J A Btirlco nnl his two companions crashed at Tcle in graph Creek B C yesterday The Jays escaped injury Virginia Guardsmen Patrol Strike City DANVILLE Va Nov 27 Virginia national guardsmen today patrolled the streets of Schoolfield where disorder occurred yesterday when striking employes of the Dan River Cotton mills interferred with the entrance of nonunion employes Family Dinners By Other Capital Executives WASHINGTON Nov 27 Liko most other Americans to day President Hoover was at homr to Mr Turkey the national hero A quiet family party with just a few friends was the chief Thanks giving observance at the white house The members of the cabinet devoted themselves to children grandchildren nephews and nieces some in Washington some at trie childrens home elsewhere A Thanksgiving service at the Centra Presbyterian church in mkl morning also drew the president accompanied by Mrs Hoover anrt their son Allan who was home for the holiday Woodrow Wilson nt tended this church laid its corner stonein 3913 Hoover today wns to lay the cornerstone for a new Sun day school building there Have Three Guests The only house guests of Hoovers were Mr and Mrs Edgar Richard of New York and their debutante daughter Peggy fam ily friends of long standing They alone shared the family dinner One of the traditional features ot Thanksgiving dinner at the Hoover home as old acquaintances tell il is a fruitsoftheharvest center pumpkin squash ears of corn red and white purpleshiny tggplant red tomatoes green avo cado pears and chestnut burrs ns well as the more customary apples oranges and grapes One item on the program of the Hoover day in which the president himself will not taka part is the anmml navy relief ball at which Mrs Hoover accompanied by her son will appear Herbert Hoover Jr his wife and children are not at the white house this Thanksgiving That for the president 5s the only sad note of the day Curtis IIus Foast Vice President Curtis will have a real family party also with Ann and Curtis George his small grand children sharing in the feast pro vided by his sister Mrs Dolly Gann From fashionable Woodley Secre tary Stimson made his annual pil grimage to his country home on Long Island At the home of his KIS FUR SAMMONS SENT TO PRISON Chicago Scores Again in Its Drive Against Public Enemies CHICAGO Nov 27 ties behind Chicagos drive against public enemies scored time by sending back to the peni tentiary for 30 years James Fur Sammons beer gang gunman who has been at odds with the law for more than 30 years With little or no ceremony but with the utmost precision the gray ing ganster wns returned to the penitentiary aKJoliet yesterday thus becoming the second public enemy to be put behind state prison bars At Joliet Sammons joined George Red Barker another pub lic enemy nnd alleged labor union racketeer recently committed Sammons like Parker wns sent hack to prison as a parole violator new statement in1 whicfi he introduced a sensational new angle into the case It was Charles Van Brocklin who shot Irene Van Brocklin his young bride and Knees kern innocently at the scene of the slaying was led into the tragedy in a defensive manner He admitted slaying the young husband according to the new version of the tragedy Mr Nelson who wns county at torney at the tima of Knceskerns prosecution was asked by the pris oner to come to Fort Madison this week He was accompanied by Fred Kneeskern brother of the impris oned man and a warden official ns ho presented himself for the de sired interview The statement re leased today by Mr Nelson grew out of thp meeting Statement Given Tuesday According to Attorney Nelson the statement was made Tuesday but Kneeskern asked that it not be made public until his father had been notified Altho it is not definitely known what this revelation will affect the imprisonment of Kneeskern It is expected Kneeskern will ask for a pardon on the grounds that he killed only in self defense After the long statement in which all details ot the day of the fatal shooting are outlined as thoro ly as he could remember them Mr Kneeskern seemed greatly relieved Attorney Nelson stated Kneeskern declared he held no grudge case against anyone and hoped he would havo no enemies Sorry for Tardy Confession I realized I should have made a Turn In Iacn 4 Column LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures tor 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum WodniMlay 0 Abnvu Minimum In Night t Above At 8 A M Thursday t Above iSnovv on Ground 3 Inches Thanksgiving found a snow cov ering over North Iowa and a tem perature that was unseasonably low altho not as low as on the pre vious day But the sun was shining brightly in the forenoon nnd doing its best to offset the effect of a chilling northwest wind It was an ideal day for turkey eating but not w good for football STORM LAKE KOI5I5ER DIES LINCOLN III Nov 27 VVlrth D3 Storm Lake Iowa was lead today from wounds re ceived when he was pursued robbing the Latham slate bank fI here Tuesday u
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