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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 6, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES FINAL EDITION XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE KEPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY APRIL 6 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 154 FIVE DIE IN DES MOINES jo American and Mexican Troops in Clash at Border YANK SOLDIER WOUNDED AFTER BRIEF SKIRMISH i Clash Comes After Bombs Were Found Along Railway Tracks r BULLETIN SAN ANTONIO Texas April 6 attack airplanes from Ft Crockett fully equip ped for fighting and six obser vation airplanes from Dodd field were ordered to Fort Hu acliuca near Naco Ariz by Blaj Gen William eighth corps area commander this morning to patrol the air along the border in the vicinity oE that town NACO Ariz April 6 can and Mexican soldiers clashed in battle here today climaxing a night of violence along the interna tional border during which the Southern Pacific railroad line to the east was found strewn with bombs While the American and Mexi inswere exchanging shots the sLbel army of Gen Fausto Topete hurled itself in force against the aco Sonora ioyal garrison de 1200 oops under Gen Severe Windstorm Over Three States Kills 13 Loss Runs Into Millions feHerarentrencb shortly after daylight arid was a heavy exchange of fire Explosion Rocked Towns Developments came fast begln with a terrific explosion in Taco Sonora at 3 a m Immediate preceding this both Naco towns irere plunged into total darkness lain electric lines were found to lave been cut on the American side our blocks from the international line iLater it was said a locomotive outside the federal trenches hac blown up Whether this was work of rebels or the prema tre explosion of a defense mine or some other cause remained idetermined The federals are said i have planted 12 mines around the arrison IA United States cavalry troop of the command of Maj Walter Jazeltine here rushed to the iun eight miles east of Naco on re brts that an explosion had rockec jildings in Douglas 23 miles eas Naco and that another blast had xurred at the tunnel Mexicans Fire at Yanks The American cavalrymen report to Major Hazeltine that as they Ipproached the bomb cache which been located by an American itrol Mexicans approached frorr tie south side of the border anc at them An American private name was not given was thru the chest The American foldiers said that they unlimbere TURN TO PAGE 8 COL 3 IOWA FORECAST Probably showers or thunder storms late Saturday night or Sunday cooler LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures fo hour period ending at 8 ocloci m Saturday Highest Friday 70 Degrees Lowest in Night 53 Degrees At 8 A M Saturday 58 Degrees Rainfall 05 of an Inch North Iowa got its first real aste of Airil showers Friday The began falling at a little after oclock in the morning let up for In hour between and Iclock and then resumed for an lour Two hundredths of an inch ell before 8 oclock and 05 of an ach after 8 oclock Saturday Minneapolis One of Hardest Hit Several Persons Missing VJINNEAPOLIS April 6 Amounting casualty list which tood at 13 dead three missing and more than 100 injured besides prop rty damage estimated at millions if dollars bore testimony today to he fury of spring storms which wirled over Minnesota Wisconsin and Iowa late yesterday With communication Into some ections severed and a number of ha injured in critical condition it was feared that the death list would ncrease as belated reports came rom the affected areas The death toll includes seven in lorthwestem Wisconsin four in Minnesota and one in Iowa A section of Minnesota extending approximately 60 miles north from he twin cities and an area approxi mately 75 square miles in Wisconsin elt the full force of the storm be oreit exhausted its force In Chica county Minnesota alone prop erty damage was estimated at 000 In north Minneapolis alone the damage was fixed at While he storms wake in country sec ions was strewn with wrecked farm buildings Hits Summer Resort i formed over Lake Mlnaetan ca resort near Minneapo is It struck with Increasing velo city on the north side of the city wrecking many homes damaging communication lines and uprooting rees It tore its way thru two Minne sota counties and three in Wiscon sin before it blew itself out In this city where the population is heavi est only one man Andrew Hanson was killed George Lundgren was killed at Forest Lake when his house col apsed and at Taylor Falls 30 miles to the north and east C F Bryan a farmer was crushed to death Then the storm lifted to strike again at Rice Lake and Reeves Wis where four were killed Mrs Louis Reed and Miss Martha Raawe sisters were crushed to death near Rice Lake and near Reeves the two children of Mr and Mra Richard Plttman died when their home was demolished A farmer Tbhn Solo man was killed at Clayton Wis One lowan Killed George Tuiu a Little Rock Iowa farmer was the sole fatality re ported In Iowa being killed when his chicken house collapsed during a heavy windstorm Three persons were reported miss ing in the Rice Lajce district were Mr and Mrs Basil Trais choms and Marie Buchrow The storm developed late in the afternoon Viith but little warning it broke over Minneapolis and iu a half hour the northern section of the city was strewn with wreckage From that point the tornado worked northeast dipping and rising Perhaps the most wag struck at Rice Lake and vicinity where more than 20 farm homes were wrecked There the wind was accompanied by heavy rain and SMALL TORNADO HITS TOWNS OF NORTHERN IOWA Farm Is Destroyed and Four Injured Near Forest City FOREST CITY April farm house and buildings of Andrew Teigan five miles east of here in Mt Valley township were des troyed and four members of his family were in a hospital today af ter the wind and hail storm which struck this locality about oclock last night No other property was destroyed anywhere else in the territory af fected which covered eastern Win nebago and western Worth counties Torn From Foundations barn aft refoundation young children a son Ray and n Jaughter Geneva who were in the house when the storm broke al were injured A Mr Swanson a close neighho of the Teigan family went immedi ately to the scene of the wreckage and took the four Injured person to the Irish hospital here Skulls Fractured The extent of their injuries is not known as an xray examination has not yet been made but both Mrs Teigan and the boy have fracturei skulls and Mr Teigan is suffering from several broken ribs The glr was only slightly hurt Three fourths of an inch of rain and considerable hail fell in Forest ity last night but no damage was done At Lake Mills rain and hail fel and several trees were blown down but there was no property damage Northwood and Kensett on the edgi of the storm area report scattered rain and hail huge hail stones windows which smashed Con awned clear and warm with out of the south again the but lot nearly as brisk as on Friday gressman Martin of Louisiana Die WASHINGTON April 6 Representative Whitmell P Martin 62 democrat of Louisiana died here early today at Garfield hospital Martin underwent an operation late yesterday About to begin his eighth term in the house the repre sentative was a member of the ways and means committee and had played a leading part in tariff revi sion deliberations He was particularly active in con sideration the tariff levy on su gar one of the principal products of his home state His home was Thibodaux near New Orleans GANGLAND WARS STARTED AGAIN One Murder and Attempt at Bombing Signal New Strife in Chicago CHICAGO April 6 renew al of Chicagos gang warfare quie since the massacre some weeks ag of seven men in a North Clar street garage was seen today wit the slaying of one man and three at tempts at bombing two of then successful The bombs were directed at a leged strongholds of Michael Bubs Quinlan south side gangster rack eteer and beer runner The slai man was Frank Red Krueger 45 said tohave been affiliated wit Red Bolton west side gangster an beer runner He was shot twice a he sat in his automobile in front o his fatherinlawss south side res taurant One of the three bombs consls ing of 35 sticks of dynamite care fully packed in a small black was discovered by Patrolman rick Fleming who extinguished th sputtering fuse According to polic the second floor of the building wa formerly a gambling den operate by Thomas Tuitt close at WEATHER NEXT WEEK For Much upper Mississippi valley unsettled weather during week probably at least two precip itation periods frequent changes in Bubs Quinlan Forced to friend close HYDE INDORSES McNARY BILL Secretary Hyde of the department of agriculture left told the senate agriculture committee that the McNary bill is what the farmers need Senator McNary author of the bill Is seated at tho right with Senator Hcflln of Alabama leaning on back of chair Louisiana House Votes Senate Will Hear Charges Against Executive Im mediately BATON ROUGE April 6 The House of representatives of the Louisiana legislature this morning voted to send Huey P Long gov ernor to trial before the state sen ate The vote was 58 to 40 The vote was taken in a tense at mosphere with members shoutinj and disputing the recording of tho voting machines Some of the meni ers changed their votes and the clerk refused to announce the vote until he had pooled the house This agreement for a vote was reacned to check a reported maneu ver contemplated by the governor of either seeking a court injunction or calling out the state militia to dissolve the legislature if it at tempts to sit beyond midnight to night the time limit he fixed in his call for the special session at which he hoped to have a taxation pro gram adopted While the house listens to the tes timony the senate marks time with an occasipnal outbreak of debate over the impeachment proceedings The senate is prepared to receive the impeachment charges and turn itself into a court of impeachment PERSH1NG MAY BE HEW ENVOY Washingten Rumor Would Have General Take Herricks Place WASHINGTON April 6 The possibility that Gen John J Pershing may become the next am bassador to France has been in jected into tho unofficial specula tion which always thrives in Wash ington when an appointment of such importance is pending His name has been added myster iously to the list of distinguished public men already mentioned for the post which includes such fig ures as Frank B Kellogg until re cently secretary of state Dwighl F Davis former secretary of war and Henry P Fletcher ambassador at Rome The point emphasized in the dis cussion of General Pershing is that as a world hero of both America and France he occupies a position in the affections of the two peoples similar to that of the late Ambas sador Myron T Herrick Furthermore it is reasoned if former Vice President Dawes should accept the ambassadorship to Great Britain selection of an other important World war figure to go to France would provide the kind of balance for the two appoint ments which the administration is supposed to desire AUXILIARY IS ON LIST place last fall Tuitt went to Miam Beach for the winter and the bom was believed to have been intendec for a message not to return A floral shop owned by Charles P Chick Quinlan a brother of Michael waa bombed and the entire front of the place shattered Five minutes later another bomb ex ploded in the doorway of a soft drink parlor owner by Richard Quinlan another brother with Cdually effective resul Steamship Grounded in Mud Off Brooklyn NEW YORK April 6 ing her way to sea during a dense fog this morning the French liner Paris bound for Havre with a thou sand passengers grounded on the soft mud flats off Bay Ridge Brooklyn but apparently was not damaged No passengers were injured Jt was believed that the Paris would be freed by midafternoon and that after she had been refueled would resume her voyage Eowa Department Ahead of Other States in En rollment INDIANAPOLIS Ind April 6 had the largest enroll ment of any slate in American Le gion auxiliary memberships at the end of March the prU member ship report made public here showed Pennsylvania was second Minne sota third Illinois fourth and New York fifth Of the five leaders Iowa and Minnesota alone had enroll ment equalling more than 75 per cent of their quotas Eight other de partments Connecticut Michigan Nebraska North Dakota Panama Vermont Virginia and Wyoming al so have passed the threequarter mark in quota membership Fortythree of the fiftyone de partments reported enrollments ex ceeding 50 per cent of their 1029 quotas the report showed The heaviest gain was in the District of Columbia where 16696 per cent of the years quota had been enrolled by April 1 Iowa had 8188 per cent of its quota On that date the national mem bership total of the auxiliary was 42257 ahead of the enrollment on the same date last year and two Ihirda of the total set for the 1920 goal had been enrolled Auxiliary officials said they expected the 1929 total membership to far exceed the previous high record The organiza tion they said already is the larg est duespaying organization of wo men in the world HOUSE FOLLOWS SENATE ACTION ON TAX MATTER Senate Approves Berg man Measure With Gas Levy BULLETIN DES MOINES April 6 The Iowa house today receded from its Insistence that a4 cent gasoline tax be attached as a rider to the Bergman secondary road bill The change in attitude camu about when it adopted 55 to 3 the report of tho conference committee of the house and sen ate recommending recession By JACK C GREIG Associated Press Staff Writer DES MOINES April 6 the usual weekend dearth of attendance Iowas legislature today had on deck its usual Saturday quota of bills facing litlle opposi tion The house received back from the senate the Bergman secondary road bill but was expected to defer act ion on the conference committee recommendation that it recede from its insistence of a four cent gas oline tax rider Approved by the senate with tye gas boost the measure cannot come a law unless the house re cants There has been no indication that the gas tax supporters who gave the bill its passing majority in the lower body will back up Also tossed back to the house wag the question of allowing coun ties to incur added indebtedness for primary road bonds The represen tatives last week defeated a pro posal to increase allowances for primary bonds by 2 per cent Kule Now 3 Per Cent Yesterday the senate adopted a new proposal to increase the allow ance by IVi per cent Under the bill county primary bonds when added to all other indebtedness of the county cannot exceed 4 per cent of the actual taxable value of property The requirement now is 3 per cent Another bill sent to the house fixes bonded indebtedness for purely county roads at 3 per cent of taxable value The opening of the Saturday push in the upper house was on the Bush Helgason house bill to require ap pointment of weed eradication com missioners by cities towns and townships Amendments to make appointments in cities and towns optional and to limit application of the law to cities and towns under 5000 population by Topping of Des Moines county and Thompson of Muscatine respectively were pend ing House Pusses Expense Bill The house yesterday passed unan imously and sent back to the senate the administration appropriation bill carrying allotments of 40958 for support of state depart ments and state institutions for ths biennium beginning July 1 As passed by the house the bill is 25203710 below the recommenda TURNi TO PAGE 8 COL 3 Will Rogers NEW YORK April the papers today are quoting things from Mr Coolidges latest arti cle so explain this paragraph A strong group the party in and outside the sen ate made mistake of dertaking oppose the un t o Mr Hoover with a large number of local candi dates which finally resulted in their not de veloping enough vVILL R strength f o r WILL K any one candidate to impress the convention Why has it been considered a mistake Socially everything 1s quiet today along the Potomac If we can just keep everybody from giving a dinner we may get out of this yet Tours Copyright 1029 SENATOR CLARK mmw HOTEL TRAGEDY Mason City Senator Was One of First on Scene of Disaster MANY PERSONS ARE INJURED IN KIRKWOOD FIRE More Bodies Expected as Firemen Clear Away Debris DES MOINES April 6 persons are dead and 15 lie ser iously burned as a result of flra which destroyed the historic Kirk wood hotel here this morning The blaze caused a loss in excess of 5200000 The dead Carl Jerrup waiter Mrs Ted Watson W P Raidler John Scott assistant sales manager Thor Electric shop Tom Coates All were from DCS Moires Ted Watson is not expected to live He is in a hospital severely I burned and internally injured Police and firemen expected that more bodies would be found na soon as the debris could be clear3d away The fire was described as one of the vorst in the entire history of tha city Hoof Caves In Tho roof and part of tha fifth itory caved in filling rooms on the ourth floor with at least two feel if debris Firemen and police said it vould be late this afternoon before ho ruins could be cleared away enough to determine if any more died The blaze started at a m and was not extinguished until 7 a m 52 lines of fire hose having been played on it most of the time Fire Chief Burnett said he under the first Kirkwood hotel to reach fire in the Des Machinery Crushes Decorah Mans Toes DECORAH April toes on the leCt foot of P J Fishman Clcarniont were crushed when a piece of machinery which he was installing at the Decorah Farmers Jcc Cave creamery fell on them The Iocs were injured no seriously 15 ESCAPE IN TRAIN WRECK Santa Fe Passenger Coach Wrecked by Explosion in Texas TEMPLE Texas April 6 A passenger coach of a south bomic Sante Fe train was wrecked aboul 15 miles north of here early today by a mysterious explosion None o the 15 passengers in the car was seriously injured Officers after questioning pas sengers advanced the theory the explosion was caused by a bomb liui were at a loss to explain the pres ence of explosives on the train AH windows and one end of th coach were blown out Other coaches were not damaged Moines which resulted in the death of five persons and injury to scores of others was Senator E Vv Clark of Mason City Senator Clark who was staying at the Savery which is only a block from the Kirkwood happened lo be awake at 3 oclock in tho morning when the fire started He heard the frantic scream of a woman for help and going to a window saw the big fire Ladders Shot Up Gelling into his clothes hr rushed to the burning building and was one of the first to reach the struc ture It was just at this time Ihe fire trucks arrived and shot up adders to the windows of the build The sight of the burning building vith men and women hanging out hru the windows is one that he never forget Mr Clark staled The screaming of the women was erriifc Mr Clark saw one woman caught yy the wrist by a fireman juat as he was leaping from a window She swung like a pendulum from lis arm until he reached her with is other hand and brot her to a adder Slide Down Ropes Scores slid down ropes from Iheii rooms but other scores were evi dently unable to find the ropes if here were any and hung out the windows keeping up their frantic screaming Most of the men ac cording to Mr Clark took the sit uation more philosophically and WANTED Active and reliable news corres pondent in Decorah If iutcrestrc j address the managing editor of th that amputation was necessary GlobeGazetto liaa gathered In a room near the top of the building If this is true he said they probably have perished The hottest fire was directly be neatti them and they undoubtedly went clown iuto the debris when the floor crashed thru Tho four dead jumper from their rooms on the fourth floor into the central court to which there were no cloor entrances Firemen and po ice finally reached the court by smashing windows Jerrup died ns le was carried into an ambulance Shirtcd TVour Linen Closet The fire Chief Burnett said start d in or near a linen closet on the ourth floor It spread rapidly thm he 75year old structure jcopardiz ng the 110 persons estimated lo lave been in the hostelry The regis ry listed 104 patrons The toll oC known dead mounted o five juat before noon when the 3ody of Tom Coates was found Meanwhile reports wore that tha 1st of 35 injured would mount con iiderably At least a score more were mown to be slightly hurt or burned Police and firemen continued to leclare more bodies would be found Jump From Top Floor Two policemen attracted by wo men screaming and a Negro por ter noticed tho fire about the same time and turned in alarms All fire companies responded to the call and all ambulances in the city wero called to take the injured to hos pitals Four men jumped from the fifth top floor to the top of the court which served as the roof of the first floor Police and hotel employes were busy this morning checking up the lists of patrons to make certain that none remained in the burning building Many of the patrons fled in their night clothing Started Second Fire Flying embers set fire to tha ruins of a business across lhe street which was destroyed in a spectacu TUIW TO PAGK S COL 1 give expression to their did not fears Many threw their clothes out and came down the ladders in their night clothes One man threw a trunk out the window which would lave injured persons on the ground had there been any one on that place Twentyseven lines or water were put on the fire Mr Clark said Jury to Investigate Fort Dodge Election FORT DODGK April 6 Webster counly grand jury will meet Monday to investigate charges of excessive cxpcditurcs in the city electio of Afarch 2C The investiga tion was ordered by Judge Sher wood A Clock who mimed D M Kclleher special prosecutor to as sist Counly Attorney John Mul loney in the inquiry AUNT HET By Robert Quilien I wouldnt mind dyin first it I knowcd Pa wouldnt marry some suliemin hussy an let her use my embroid ered linen an China ;