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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North1 Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES HOME EDITION IfVOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUSTJ2 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO 264 CHILD KILLED AT NORTHWOOD PORTIONS OF 5 STATES ROOKED BY EARTHQUAKE Considerable Damage Is Done in Western New York By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A SERIES of earth tremors vary rt ing considerably In Intensity and length of duration rocked portions of five eastern states and one Cana dian province today Quakes were reported at inter vals from as far east as Springfield Mass west to Ashtabula Ohio south to various points in Pennsyl vania and north to Toronto In most cases the effectsof the shocks were confined to the awak ening of sleepers and the violent rattling of windows and dishes but In western New York where the tremor appeared to have reached its maximum intensity considerable damage was done Lasted 3 Minutes Seismographic readings at Cani sius college Buffalo fixed the time of the principal shock at 24 min jules 55 seconds after 7 a m east fern daylight savings time the main tremor lasting 12 seconds and being followed by minor shocks at inter vals the next six minutes Reports of shocks from other points however fixed the time as early as 3 a m In Canandaigua where the tre mors lasted nearly three minutes large apartment houses were said to noticeably and police rtnientswere ecalls Vfrom terrified rasenolders Bed Broke Down In Elmlra a woman reported that her bed broke down from the force of the quake At Alfred dishes and pic tures were thrown to the floor dur ing the shock which lasted about 15 seconds Binghampton reported the earli est experience of the quakes fixing them between 1 and 3 a m Sleep ing residents were awakened by the violent tilting of their beds but no damage was reported Most serious damage was report from Attica where one of the walls of the Methodist Episcopal church was cracked and falling chimneys damaged the roof of the A huge chimney on an In i dustrial plant at Warsaw in Wyom ing county collapsed South of Buffalo The Rev John P Delaney S J head of the seismographlc depart ment at Canisius college fixed the center of the quake at a point at least 200 miles south of Buffalo The shocks traveled in a north and south direction but their course ap parently was erratic The seismograph failed to record the intensity of the shocks tio amplitude of the tremors being so great that the recording needle ran off the record sheet The quake according to meleoro Jogical observers was the first to be felt in the Lake Erie area since the St Lawrence valley tremblor Jn 192S A contemporary la opening ifs columns to correspondence in dis of How to make the dollar of todajj go the farthest Nobody has yet proposed the obvious methoil of investing it in dandelion Rochester Democrat and Chronicle AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Theres just two kinds o wives Them that wishes they had spencKn money of their own and them that says my house instead of our house Graf Is Jeered Cleared for Sailing a IOWAN INVOLVED STANDS BY SNOG This Is the first photo taken o Mrs James H Snook since her husbanl former professor OWoigtijteyajilyersity fesscdto the murderof his co ed sweetheart Xheora Hix at Columbus Mrs Snook has BO far made good her promise to stand by her husband thru his trial SNOWDEN STAND IS INDORSED BY PRIME MINISTER Possible Date for Rhine Evacuation Discussed by Committee BULLETIN THE HAGUE Aug 12 The political committee of the reparations conference today began discussion of a possible date for the beginning of eva cuation of the Rhine THE HAGUE Aug 12 Snowden British chancellor of the exchequer today made public the text of a cablegram received by him from Ramsay MacDonaid British prime minister endorsing his stand at the reparations confer ence here The cablegram said The financial committee of the reparations conference win make a most serious mistake and may wreck immediate prospects of set tlement unless they understand quite finally that the experts re port that adopted at Paris em bodying the Young plan requires readjustment to meet the just claims of this country Irrespective of party or section the country supports the case you have made Every newspaper as far as I have seen backs you All parties in the house of commons stand by you I hope most sincerely your col leagues on the financial commission will see that they have to face a position when the most elementary consideration of fair play aa be tween country and country compel reconsideration of some of the rec ommendations of the experts report Our action hitherto in promoting settlement of Europe on a basis of good will is proof we wish this con ference to succeed both on its politi cal and its financial sides but we have reached the limits of in equitable burden bearing Morgan In Offices LONDON Aug 12 P Mor gan was authoritatively stated to be in the offices of his London bank Ing house this morning The Asso ciated Press learned this after in vestigating reports he wan at or enroute to the Hague to mediate in the deadlock between the British and other allied delegations at the reparations conference GIVES WAY TO COMEDY IN SNOOK TRIAL Attorney Gives Account of Clashes Preceding Arrest BULLETIN COURTROOM COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 12 defense rested late today In the mur der trial of Dr James H Snook without calling to the witness stand the alienists upon whom they had indicated they would rely to prove the former Ohio State professor was insane when he killed his coed sweet heart Xheora Hix last June COURTROOM COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 12 tragic business of the trial of Dr James H Snook former Ohio professor for the killing of Thcora Hix his coed sweetheart was overlaid with comedy today John F Seidel of defense counsel who was on the stand as a defense witness teamed with Prosecutor John J Chester Jr to regale the judge and Jury with a sparkling ac count of their verbal clashes during the period that Dr Snook was being questioned before his arrest The prosecutor cross examined the man who had fergue3withhim professor fessSdland whet Him in the murder trial since its beginning last July 24 Moved to Laughter Time and again the judge the jury and the courtroom were moved to laughter by the cutting ex changes between the two attorneys Seidel described his connection with the case told how he had been ordered out of the room where Dr Snook was being questioned and de clared he saw the marks on Dr Snooks face left by the vigorous cuffs the prosecutor admits he in flicted on the defendant while he was trying to get him to confess E O Ricketts another defense at torney followed Seidel and testified that he also saw the marks Defense Is Indefinite Defense counsel were indefinite whether they will call John H Berry superintendent of the Athens slate hospital for the insane and TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 5 SEVEN DIE IN AUTO CRASHES Three Brownings Occur in Illinois Wisconsin and Indiana CHICAGO Aug 12 drownings and seven deaths in auto mobile accidents occurred In Illinois Wisconsin and northern Indiana yes terday astnronga took to the beach es and highways for relief from 80 plus temperatures Eugene Nagler 29 of Milwaukee was drowned at Potters lake Wjs Joseph Kozol 45 was drowned while swimming in Lake Michigan at Gary Ind and Ernest Miller 17 was drowned here Of the automobile deaths one oc curred in Gary six in Chicago and Cook county and one near Wauke sha Wls Among those Jellied was Donald H Clark 25 of Cincinnati who was returning1 to his home with his bride from their honeymoon His car collided with another Mrs Clark was not hurt Many injuries and minor automobile accidents also were reported Life guards at the Chicago beach es were kept busy rescuing swim mers who had gone beyond their depth Heath Charged on 3 Accounts Pleads Not Guilty to Commission DETROIT Aug 12 M Heath was arraigned before United States Commissioner J Stanley Hurd today on three charges grow ing out of the death of Richard J Sandlands federal prohibition agent Heath stood mute and a plea of not guilty was entered for him He was ordered held in the county jail In default of 550000 bond COURSE OF ZEPPELINS FLIGHT Press Pfiotv This Is the course that will be taken by the Graf Zeppelin when starting on Its around the world tour probably Wednesday morning Thetrip will begin and end at Lakehurat N J where the big ship was tuned up preparatory to starting the Journey TE TRAIN Families Returning F ro m Visit to Zoo Struck by Special DALLAS Tex Aug teen personsail members of two families living near Mesqulte 20 miles cast of Dallas who had spent the day visiting Marsalis zoo here were killed last night when their truck was struck by the Sunshine Special crack Texas and Pacific train at a grade crossing near here The truck was demolished Wit nesses said it stalled on the track and was struck broadside Bodies of the trucks occupants were found for several hundred yards along the track most of them mangled so that identification was difficult at the Fordney morgue The dead Mrs Ivy Badgett 46 and her children Vera and Eva twins 23 Emma 19 Texas 10 Birdie 7 Mary Joe 2 and Jessie 6 E L McHenry 55 Mrs E L McHenry 50 Willie McHenry 5 Beulah McHenry 16 and Emma MeHenry 10 Only two members of the families were known to have survived One was Sherwood Badgett about 55 father and husband of eight of the crash victims He was said to have witnessed the accident which occurred about 150 yards from the Badgett farm home Mary Lee McHenry 7 was In a Dallas hospital She received frac tures of both legs but was expected to live THREE DIE IN PLANE CRASH Pilot and Two Passengers Killed in Hunt for Vent Cover CLOVIS N Mex Aug 12 Search from the air for a cockpit vent cover blown from aa airplane at the takeoff ended fatally for the pilotowner of the ship and two pas sengers here yesterday Lieut O L Stephens 38 who was at the controls and Thomas E Scully 32 and Phiip Berry 29 of ficials of the Clovis transContinen tal airport were the victims Observers said Stephens attempt ed to bank steeply for a turn over a dry lake bed at rin altitude of 100 feet when the plane went into a sideslip and fc to the ground The pilots body was found lying on the motor Scully and Berry who were In the 4 passenger compartment of the ship were pinned in the cabin Lieutenant Stephens was on from Mitchell field New York and WHS enroute to Cleveland to enter an air meet there later this month Lieutenant Stephens was born anci reared near Lincoln Nebr His body will be taken to Lincoln for burial COMMIT SUICIDE Keokuk Men Take Own Lives Because of Worry Over III Health KEOKUK Aug 12 aged bachelors near here today com mitted suicide by shooting Coroner Frank W Oertel was pre paring to investigate the suicide of Bert Dailey 83 when he was noti fied of the suicide of William Schwiete 62 Both shot themselves because of worry over ill health Oertel reported Dailey was an inmate of the Lee county home He recently sold his kennel of fine bloodhounds to the Iowa state prison Hill Becomes Warden at Illinois Prison SPRINGFIELD HI Aug 12 UP L L Emmerson today an nounced the appointment of Maj Henry C Hill of Galesburg as war den of the Illinois state penitentiary effective immediately He succeeds Elmer r Green of Waukegan whose resignation was requested last week Deliver Package by Air KIESTER Minn Aug the first time a small package was delivered by airplane from a Mason City firm for the Hlntz store Satur day afternoon Will Rogers Says BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug 12 Mr Ramsay MacDonaid says that England got the worst of it in the late war Say Ram say If any man could figure out who got the worst of it out of the last war he would go down in history with Confucius an d Calvi n Coolldge Thats one good thing about wars it takes smarter men to figure out who loses jem than it does SHIP TO START FOR TOKYO ON WORLD VOYAGE Departure Wednesday May Be Delayed by Bad Weather PRIEDRICHSHAFEN Aug 12 fit Hugo Eckener commander of the Graf Zeppelin this afternoon ordered the dirigible cleared for sailing on the Tokyo stage of her light around the world at 3 a m iVednesday 8 p m Tuesday C S He admitted the departure of he big air liner might be delayed by unfavorable weather until the same hour Thursday morning The dirigible has been perfectly groomed for its long flight An engi neer from the Maybach company said the Grafs newly Installed motors were good for 1000 hours more flying Two Courses Plotted Two courses have been plotted or the trip which probably will be the hardest the giant Graf has been called upon to make One is a northern the other a southern route across Siberia The distance for each is about 6 GOO miles v This distance Dr Eckener expects to coyer In about 120 hours or five flying days at an average speed o 55miles ton hour speec on the Just completed castwarc crossing of the Atlantic was more than 75 miles an hour Both routes it Is understood converge at Chita Siberia where the zeppelin probably will turn southeast to pass over Peiqing be fore heading out across the Yellow Sea for Tokyo Point Out Hazards Observers pointed out multiple hazards in the flight project prob TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 FIVE YEAR OLD GIRL IS STRUCK BY AUTOMOBILE 15 lowans Lose Lives in Accidents Over WeekEnd XJORTHWOOD Aug Anderson 5 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Harley Anderson of Minneapolis was instantly killed bere Sunday afternoon when she was struck by a car driven by jr W Canninghill Minneapolis formerly Mason City The child had waved a greeting to the driver of the northbound bus which was passing and then started acrossthe street She was stnick an she reached the center of the street by the southbound Canninghill car Canninghill was cleared of any responsibility in inquest proceedings n Northwood this morning The accident was termed unavoidable The girl and her mother have been visiting here with friends The accident occurred squarely in front of the residence where she and her mother had been staying and Russia didnt start this late uprising that leads me to believe that China as ignorant as they are and Russia as dumb as they are ire the two most highly civ ilized nations on the face of the globe The more ignorant you nre the quicker you fight Yours WILL ROGERS MISSING SWISS AVIATORS SAFE Trio Found Busily Working on Plane for Takeoff to New York LISBON Portugal Aug 12 Three Swiss aviators missing for three days were located here today working busily on their airplane in which they shortly possibly tomor row expect to take off on a flight to New York The aviators arrived here Satur day afternoon landed their plane at Alverca airdrome and began secret preparations for a transoceanic light from Lisbon to New York The airman flew here Saturday from Cazaux France making the 621 miles insix hours the previous night they had spent at Escoblac on the southwestern coast of Brittany nnd previously had flown from Zurich to Le Bouiget They left Le Bourget Thursday and when they were not reported some fear for their safety was aroused Their names are Oscar Kaeser pilot Kurt Luescher backer and mechanic and Alfred Tschopp navigator and mechanic Tscopp said he would not make the flight explaining he was No use at sea He said his weight would be replaced with gasoline and he would here news of his companions arrival Their plane is named the Young Switzerland Kaeser is just 22 years old Luescher 21 Breach Widens in Des Moines Street Car Wage Argument DES MOINES Aug 12 Dea Moines Street Car Mens union today rejected a proposal from the company providing for one man operation and an Increase of 8 cents nn hour in trainmens wages By this vote the union insisted upon the present agreement of two man cars plus a 10 per cent wage Increase Two man cars are provided by a contract under terms of the receiver ship sale and would run until lOlfi but Cummlngs said this contract was not included in his purchase Poison candy which ho gave his wife Mrs Florence Penne baker center nnd she unwit tingly gave her niece Eva Barnes 5 below hus resulted In first degree murder charges against Ray Pennebaker top of Diagonal Iowa Fennebaker gave his wife the candy when she went to visit her sister nt Ottawa Kana hoping ho anld to do away with her EIGHT ARE DROWNED LIFE TERMS ARE SOUGHT FOR MEN HELD FOR THEFT Minnesota to Try Men Who Confessed Iowa Bank Robbery MINNEAPOLIS Aug 12 I Trial of three men two of whom admitted robbing banks In Iowa and Minnesota will take place in this state It was indicated today by Frank T White Sherburne coun ty attorney who plans to seek life terms for the trio Roy Salman alias Collins and Pat Melavln admitted robbing the First National bank of Elk River Minn last Friday as well as holding up the Exchange bank of Gilmore City Iowa in May They implicated Gust Becker Sumner Iowa in the rob beries Salman and Meiavin were brot to the county Jail here following their capture shortly after the Elk River robbery while Becker was brot to the Jail last night from a Princeton Minn hospital where his right arm was amputated as a result of wounds received in a gun fight with police officials who captured the trio Girl Is Charged An 18 year old girl Alice Hull Minneapolis who was with them at the time of their captvire is charged with receiving stolen money She had 53000 of the in currency taken from the Elk River bank on her person White said Iowa authorities sent here to question the men sought to have them removed to that state The Iowa agents said they had suffi cient evidence against the trio to demand sentences of about 40 years TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN d rVtFTEEN persons lost their lives In accidents over the weekend In Iowa Eight of the victims were drowned four fatally Injured in ah automobile accident another the vic tim of an automotorcycle collision one was killed in a Emashup during a motorcycle race at a fair and the fifteenth waskilled by an auto John McLaughltn 14 son of George McLaughlin and Jo Hend riokson 9 son of William Hendrfok son lost lives in the Wapsi pinicon river 18 miles south of Clin ton The latter had Jumped Into the water in an attempt to aid his par ents who had become exhausted while struggling to get out and when young Hendrickson went un der McLaughlin dived in to aid him but both were drowned Drowned While Swimming Clifton Judge 22 son C C Tudge of near Ganvin was drowned near Legrand while swimming in R quarry pit Lea Hoffman of Ciarlnda oat his life in the Nodaway river at the Ciarinda city pump Harold Forrest of Rock Island 111 was drowned near Davenport when he fell off a barge at a bathing beach All five bodies were recovered C R Spaulding Chicago wag fat ally injured in a smashup during n motorcycle race at the opening of the Mississippi Valley fair and ex position at Davenport Injuries received when his car turned over as ho attempted to pass another car near Almont were fatal Lo Henry Schroeder who died In a Clinton hospital Dale Decker 29 of Mount Plea sant died In a Cedar Rapids hospital from injuries received near thers TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 6 IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Monday night and Tuesday not much change In temperature LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Warmest Sunday87 Coolest Jn Night59 At 8 A M Monday69 For like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Warmest Saturday 85 Coolest In Night68 Rainfall 70 The threequarters of an Inch ol rain which fell in Mason City brol rather satisfying assurance a corn crop in this area regardless of whether more rain falls before autumn was however a hlghlv local rain for at Rockwell there was not a drop and at Clear Lake only a few drops fell In Mason City the precipitation was in torrents one of the hardest rains experienced In re cent years ;