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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1929, Mason City, Iowa NorthIowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY HOME EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 10 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 263 ADMIT GILMORE CITY 3 Persons Killed in Wreck FLYER CRASHES INTO FREIGHT 4 PERSONS HURT Open Switck Causes Headon Collision at Wadsworth 111 VyADSWORTH 111 July 10 fB three persons known to be dead and four others injured two of them seriously as the result of a head on crash between a crack Milwaukee road passenger and a freight train last night wrecking crews today were still delving into a mass oE debris fearful that other victims had been buried under the wreckage The dead are John Lorimer 60 Milwaukee engineer of the passen ger train Nick King 40 of Milwau kee its fireman and an unidentified Negro who is believed to have been steaing a ride on the tender of the train Are Injured The injured are William J Sed den 61 Chicago baggageman A G Sons Mayweed 111 John I Lemens Milwaukee and Miss Annie Kalina Chicago first two named were said to in a critical condition Milwaukee at 4 oclock the flyer hadjust crossed the I1H line when v the accident 6c fate of60 mfles an hour itstruck an open I switch and hurtled into the engine of the freight train which was standing on an adjoining track The two engines rose into a pyra mid of twisted steel Four freight cars were demolished Three passenger coaches were de railed and partly telescoped but rc mained upright Freight Crew Lucky Wrecking crews rushed to the scene from Milwaukee and Chicago said the crew of the freight train owed their lives to the fact thit they had perched on a fence along the right of way after siding their train to permit the flyer to pass Coroner John Taylor of Lake county launched an independent in quiry He said that inquests Into the deaths would be held BULLETIN WASHINGTON Aug 10 XP Iowas corn production as forecast by the department of agriculture as indicated by con ditions on Aug 1 was 444 119000 bushels oats 210733 WASHINGTON Aug 10 The department of agriculture announced a corn crop of 2740 514000 bushels this year is indi cated by Aug 1 conditions com pared with 2662000000 last month and 2836000000 produced last year The preliminary estimate of win ter wheat production was placed at 568233000 bushels compared with 582000000 last month and 578000 000 last year Indicated production of durum wheat four states was 49263000 bushels and of other spring wheat 156389000 bushels compared with 58000000 and 193000000 last month and 93000000 and 231000 000 last year Production of all wheat was indi cated as 773885000 bushels com pared with 834000000 last month and 902000000 last year Pioneer Winneshiek County Woman Dies at Age of 91 Years DECORAH Aug 10 Funeral i services for Mrs Bertha T Tvenge of Springfield township one of the oldest pioneer women in Wiuue shlek county who died Tuesday at her home were held today If she had lived until Nov 2i she would have been 92 years of age Mrs Tvenge came from Norway in 1854 directly to Springfield township In this county and had lived there all her life Her husband 1 Tvenge died in 1582 Ten were born to the union of whon eight are liv ing Funeral was at the Washington Prairie church with the Rev Paul Keren officiating AUNT HET By Robert Quillen None o my folks was atheists but Cousin Ezekiah used to keep a chaw in his mouth in cliurch Corn Crop to Be Less Than 1928 55TH BIRTHDAY IS CELEBRATED Placing of Marker at West Branch High Light of Day WEST BRANCH Aug 10 Lacking only a birthday cake with 55 candles President Hoovers home town was ready today for a birthday celebration in honor of its most illustrious native son that will be surpassed only by his homecom ing a year ago The residents of this Quaker vil lage will he joined by thousands of other lowans in a program which xvill dedicate this afternoon a gran ite boulder in the yard of the small frame house in which the thirty first president was born In keep ing with tho simple habits of Hoovers Quaker parents the boul der will bear only an inconspicuous bronze plate calling attention to the location of the birthplace of the first chief executive to be bnrn west of the Mississippi river D A R Instigators The Daughters of the American Revolution and particularly Uie Iowa City chapter were the insti gators of todays celebration In addition to speakers from that order Governor John Hammill was scheduled to bring greetings from the people of Iowa while Prof Ben jamin F Shambaugh superinten dent of the State Historical society was to give the principal address Mayor M P Olfen was to tender the greetings of the ptople of West Branch and Mrs WAft Hamilton of Sigourney was to bring a similar TORN TO PAGE 8 COLUfltN 4 THEATER IS IN JAIL ON GIRLS CHARGE Alexander Pantages Says Dancers Complaint Is Frameup T OS ANGELES Aug 10 Alexander Pantages millionaire vaudeville theater operator was in city jail today charged withsuspi cion of committing a statutory of fense against Eunice Prlngle 16 year old dancer and daughter of a Los Angeles physician Miss Prlngle who graduated from high school last year the youngest in her class and entered the Univer sity of Southern California was placed in the custody of juvenile au thorities after she had told the po lice that Pantages had attacked her Pantages was taken Into custody yesterday when the girl ran out of his office screaming her clothes dis arranged Girl Fell In Faint One witness to the occurrence said Miss Pringle fell fainting into his arms as she rushed out of the theater magnates office Other wit nesses declared the clothing of both Pantages and the girl was torn and disarranged Several persons re ported hearing tha girls screams emanating from Pantagea office denied the girls He told police he hac booked Miss Pringle two weeks ago for a dancing act but that she had proved a failure He said she had frequented his office for two days begging for another chance Asked for Interview Milwaukee Passenger PICTURE BRIAND CABINET Pantages declared Miss Prlngle asked him for an interview yester day afternoon After a preliminary conversation he said she leaned close to him and said Ill make you take my act Pantages assert ed the girl then pushed him into an other room and ran down the hall Fred Wcise who was in the hall fold officers he heard the girl screaming and saw Miss Prlngle emerge from Pantages office with the theater magnate chasing her Welse said the clothing of both Pan tages and Miss Prlngle was in dis array Chief of Detectives A K Taylor said Pantages told him that Miss Pringle realizing she was not to bo reemployed forcibly removed his coat and then tried to tear the re TUKRN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 STEAL FROM COLLECTOR Three Bandits Take Charge of Illinois Central Train CHICAGO Aug 10 daring gunmen took possession of an Illinois Central electric subur ban train last night shot and killed a guard stole from a railroad collector and escaped in an auto mobile after forcing the motorman to stop at a seldom used station The banditslayer was partially Identified as Wee Willie Doody desperado already sought for sev eral other murders ana numerous robberies The slain guard was Delbert Sudds who was with Jerry Carey the collector Fable Once on agent demonstrat ed a vacuum cleaner and the house keeper wasnt shamed by what it Review FIND NO TRACE OF SWISS FLYERS Airfield Officials at Paris Admit Possibility of Disaster LE BOURGET France Aug 10 surrounding the dis appearance of three young Swiss aviators who left here Thursday deepened today Air officials admit ted a distinct possibility of dis aster The aviators taking off Thurs day afternoon with a heavy load of fuel said at their departure they were going to Lisbon to initiate a transAtlantic flight toward New York Nothing has been heard from them since It was regarded as possible they really began their transAtlantic flight here and have been swal lowed in the Atlantic vastness leav ing no tiace behind them It seemed improbable that If they had met with mishap even at an out of way French town it would have not be come known after so long an in terval The aviators arrived here Mon day from Zurich They were Oscar Kaeser pilot Kurt Luescher the backer and a mechanic and Alfred Tschopp navigator and mechanic They had a Farman plane Greene Public Library Is Donated Prize Money GREENE Aug gifts to the public library just received sra from Woodward K Greene son of Judge Greene and the first prize money won by Buchholz and Dralle for the float Birthday Cake In the parade last week Arlstide Brland who has just accented pooltlon as primemin ister of France for the eleventh time poses with some of his cab inet members In Paris Brland shown at right seated at table has served In a French cablnt 19 time JURYS DEATH PROBEf LANNED T o Investigate Death of Pennebakers First Wife at Diagonal BEDFORD Aug 10 grand Jury investigation into the death of the first wife of Ray Penncbaker Diagonal farmer now being held at Ottawa Kans for the alleged pois oning of his niece will begin here Aug 26 County Attorney C J Kirketag is now in Ottawa Investigating the case and will lay the evidence before the grand Jury The first Mrs Pennebaker died under mysterious circumstances sev eral years ago On the belief that she might have been poisoned her parents had her stomachexamined by University of Iowa doctors No trace of poison was found Pennebaker yesterday was blamed for the death of his niece Elva Irene Barnes 6 by a coroners jury at Ottawa In a confession to Kan sas authorities Pennebaker said that he had placed poison In a bar of candy and given it to his wife They then went on a trip to visit relatives In Kansas and Mrs Fenne baker divided the candy between her nieces Elva Irene died and an other was taken seriously ill Vaudeville Performer Falls From Pole as 3000 Persons Watch BURLINGTON Aug 10 Louis Perez 33 a vaudeville per former received probably fatal in juries here late yesterday when he fell 25 feet from a pole at the top of which he was performing before SOOO persons attending the Tri State fair Perez partner in the act James Evans was balancing the pole when a gust of wind caused him to lose his balance Perez at the time was suspended from the pole with his foot thru a loop He suffered a broken neck Baby Three Weeks Old Has 4th Tooth CEDAR PAPIDS Aug 10 IN A baby born with a tooth is not particularly unusual but when one is born with a tooth at birth and three more in IU third week that is rtt unsual according to local dentlaU When Katherine Loraine daugh ter of Mr and Mrs George Hedge of this city was born three weeks ago there was one tooth in her lower jaw Today three others made their appearance two upper front ones and one lower molar HAGUE BREAK IS POSTPONED Adjournment Over Week End Staves Off Clash on Young Plan THE HAGUE Aug in the conference of the govern ments to make the Young repara Lions plan effective was averted to day when the conference financial committee adjourned until Monday without discussion of the resolution of Philip Snowden British chancel lor demanding revision of the plan The session of the financial com mittee was short The Suowden resolution presented last Thursday was allowed to lie on the table con trary to expectations that a vote would be demanded with the con ference breaking up consequent to rejection The development perceptibly raised the spirits In conference cir cles altho the fateful resolution re mained ready for call at any time Mr Snowden chose to demand a vote SEEK TO SHOW MISS HIX HAD USED NARCOTICS Defense Claims Coroner Made Examination Impossible COURTROOM COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 10 autopsy per formed by Coroner Joseph Murphy Theora K Hix was assailed as in complete by the defense today in the trial of Dr James H Snook for the girls killing The assault was made in the form of testimony relating to six narco ics that Dr Snook had testified were taken at various intervals either by himself or Miss Hix Dr Clayton S Smith professor of pharmacology and physiology at Ohio State under questioning of John F Seidel one of Dr Snooks attorneys described the nature and effect of the narcotics Objects to Testimony The state objected to the detailed testimony charging that no evidence ad been introduced to show that ither Dr Snook or Miss Hix had leen in the habit of using any oE he narcotics regularly The coroner made it Impossible hru his improper handling the body for us to make a test to de ermlne whether Miss Hix had tak on narcotics the night she wa killed Seidel said we are trying now by the explanation of the ef feet of these narcotics to show tha one or both of these persons were under their influence the night of he killing Previously the defense hart at empted to tear down the accuracy if the testimony of C F Long Col imbus City chemist with regard to wo emotional stimulants he Eaid he ound in Miss Hixs stomach after he killing Claim Snook Was Attacked Dr Frank W Harrah a physt lan testified that a physical exam nation made on Dr Snook Aug 2 evealed apparent marks on his ody Indicating an attack such as he defense maintains was made on ilm by Miss Hix shortly before she vas killed Dr Snook on the stand declared he girl attacked him as they sat In iis automobile and that the first blow he struck her with a hammer ivas delivered to protect himself rom the attack WARRANT OUT FOR US AGENT SpanishAmerican War Vet eran Claims Attack by Officer CHICAGO Aug 10 war rant charging assault and battery on a GO year old SpanishAmerican war veteran was sworn out yester day against Federal Prohibition Agent Willard Mogland who had just returned to the dry force after a 60 day suspension for alleged im proper arrest The recent charge against Mog land were made by John Randecker restaurant proprietor who asserted that during a raid on his establish ment the dry agent struck him twice in the face as he was pouring a pitcher of denatured alcohol into a sink Ranriecker who exhibited a black ened eye and bruised nose as proof of his assertions said he did not re sist the agents in any way Three other dry agents who ac companied Mogland in the raid ad mitted that there had been a strug gle between their companion and the gray haired proprietor but de nied that Mogland had hit the vet eran Mogland did not appear it tVl i Katherine Loraine to her proud mother xrely because she wantr to show he pretty teeth i Scottish Health Expert Lauds University Hospital IOWA CITY Aug 10 J Parlane Kinloch chief medical of fleer in the department of health o Scotland described the University of lowivs new hospital as f unique institution and expressed his comulet e ancroval of the Dlant Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Aug It seems odd that I should be the one to instruct America on historical facts but it Is the birthday of our very excellent president Mr Hoover He was born 55 years ago in the micl dlewest must have been Iowa for he moved to California There was no profe s s I o n a 1 football in col leges in those days so he had to actually work his way thru He studied engineering and a beautiful young coed who afterwards turned out to be Mrs Hoover Both occupations were of tre mendous future value He haa seen more of the world than any Notre Dame football team He has no use for politicians which fact elected him by the largest majority ever recorded If he will Just continue to hate them wo are liable to wake up with anoth er Lincoln or Jefferson on our hands Yours WILL ROGERS TWO OF BANDIT GANG CONFESS IN MINNEAPOLIS Group Captured Aftei Robbing Bank at Elk River Minn MINNEAPOLIS Aug 10 1Y1 TWO of three men captured in n gun fight yesterday following tha robbery of the Minot National bank of Ellc river today admitted they robbed the Gilmore Exchange bank at Gilmore City Iowa three months ago police here said The men implicated August Beck r of Sumner Iowa the third cap Ive who is in a Princeton Minn lospital suffering from wounds re vived during yesterdays fray Gavo Their Real Names Becker and the two other men vho said their real names are Roy Salmon Alias Collins and Donald Pat Meiavin are charged with obbing the First National bank of Elk River An 18 year old girl Alice Hult with the men when they vero captured is being held on a barge of receiving stolen property The three men yesterday escaped vlth 57200 in currency from the Elk River bank but an hour later vcre captured after a gun fight Becker was so seriously wounded hat his right arm has been ampu ated He is expected to recover ZEPPELIN LANDS AT HOME PORT RainSo a Iced Crowd Greets Airliner After Ocean Crossing CFUEDRICHSHAFEN Aug 10 The transAtlantic airliner Graf eppclin after a record breaking crossing of the Atlantic on the first eg of her round tho world flight from Lnkehurst N T landed at Frieclrichshafen at p m a ra C S T The huge ship made the crossing n just 55 hours and 2t minutes hav ing picked up speed as she ap proached the coast of Europe Her time was about 40 hours bet Ler than her westward journey to Lakehurst and IS hours and 22 min utes better than her last voyage from Lakehurst to Friedrichshafen in October 1028 Kckcncrs Birthday It was Dr Eckcners sixtyfirst birthday today and the amazing ar H C Witwer Short Story rjr i birthday today and the amazing ar W I l pCirival of the Graf Zeppelin so long be 1 L JXi forQ uie time she had been expected LOS ANGELES Cal Aug 10 death of H C Witwer hu morist and writer here yesterday morning was made known late last night but the cause of his demise made the informal birthday celebra tion aboard the ship just before shp landed all the more enthusiastic The huge ship was hangared ir minules after she touched grounc Taken to Minneapolis The two men and their girl com panion were brot to the county jail here from EVk River for sate keep Ing According to the deputies itha two men said they started on a career of crime about a year ago Meiavin and a companion Harold Ball now serving a sentence In Iowa state penitentiary for the Gil more City bank robbery stole an automobile at Manson Iowa and robbed two garages and a grocery store at Bode Iowa according to the story told deputy sheriffs Tho trio captured near Elk River together with Ball robbed the Gil more bank May 13 of this year after lolding a family prisoner overnight the two men said Ball was captured and sent to prison for life Becker Is Identified DES MOINES Aug 10 August Becker one of four persons held In Minnesota for the robbery of an ISIk River Minnesota bank has been identified from photograph and description as the August Becker named by Harold Ball as one of the four bandits who robbed the Gilmore Exchange bank of Gil more City May 13 J E Rlsden TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN i remained a mystery to the outsideand preparations for continuation o world He was 39 years old and had her roundtheworlci flight wero soon under way The Graf covered approximately miles in the 55 hours and 21 TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 been 111 for several months Announcement of the authors death also disclosed that Mrs Wit wer had collapsed and was under the care of a physician and that his mother Mrs Margaret L Nan nory was rushing here from New York unaware that her son had suc cumbed News of the death was said to have been withheld because of Mrs Nannerys ageweakened conT dition Inquiries at the Witwer home as to the cause of his death failed to elicit an answer The death certifi cate had not been signed by the tending physician Born in Athens Pa Witwer at tended St Josephs college in Phil adelphia He was married in 1912 to Sonia Schagrin of Yonkers N Y while he was a reporter for the Nesv York American Subsequently he joined the staff of the Brooklyn Eagle He was a war correspondent for Colliers Weekly in 1017 Witwer was known chiefly for his humorous prizefight stories He wrote nearly 400 magazine stories and a syndicated series of classics in slang The writer came to California three years ago to atempt to regain lost health He suffered a relapse about three months ago after ap parently recovering Average The midsection nf n woman Cf Women wear 14 ounces j the engine number had been chiseled of clothing on the off The body was removed lo the IOWA FORECAST Local thunderstorms Satur day afternoon or Saturday night followed by mostly fair Sunday slightly cooler Satur day night In northwest and north central portions and In northeast portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Saturday Warmest Friday 87 Coolest in Night 65 At 8 A M Saturday 81 Fridays high point 87 was the same as on the previous day and equaled the August record thus far Saturday morning at 8 oclock the temperature was 7 degrees warmer than at a corresponding time Friday morningbut clouds arrived on the scene early in the forenoon and the advance of the mercury was cut NEWARK N J Aug 10 Apparently the victim of a gangster ride the badly charred body of an unidentified man was found in a blazing automobile on the city dump last night Frank Fcrrara foreman oC the dumping grounds told the police the car was driven to the dump by two men who drove off in another ma chine a moment before the cur burnt into flames Police expressed belief that the man cither had been un onnscious or dead when the match was applied to the gasoline that Hilurntcd his clothing and the ma chine The abandoned machine carried no license plates and the police said MAN BURNED IN AUTOMOBILE Unidentified Victim Thot to Have Been Taken for Ride singers Review j morgue Cor an autopsy NEXT WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week De ginning Monday Aug 12 Upper Mississippi and lower Mis souri valleys Temperatures near normal occasional showers or thunderstorms mostly local in char acter ;