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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home PAILY TIMES M E VOLXXXyma CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 13 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICEN0 264 TO EVACUATE RHINELAND SOON Venezuelan Fut Speedy End to Revolt Attempt PIRATE VESSEL ATTACKS TOWN GENERAL KILLED Old German Steamer Is Armed for Sally on Port City rARACAS Venezuela Aug 13 federal troops Sun day inflicted complete defeat on a large group of revolutionaries attempted to take the city of Cu mana a fruit trading port about 250 miles east of Caracas Government announcement of the encounter said Gen Emilio Fernan dez president of tlie state of Sucre died gloriously at the head of the government forces A five day mourning period for him has been decreed Two of the leaders of the attack ing force were killed and all others r captured except Gen Francisco Linares Alcantara the first minis ter of interior of the republic who has been in exile for several years The government captured a large quantity of arms and ammunition Group Living Abroad The government statement said y fA group of Venezuelans living Iabroad with the purpose of vlolat peace of Venezuela armed steamer nji at acked the city of Cumana Tha vessel is not licensed by any i nation and lacks authority to navi gate and therefore the said steam er Falke armed to make war and without a legitimate flag will be 5 considered and punished as pirate An accompanying official state 1 ment said Gen Emilio Fernandez I president of the state of Sucre died I gloriously as the head of the gov forces opposing the group TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 Snook Trial Is Drawing Near Jury STILL FIGHTING FIRE IN MINE 3 More Explosions Speed Flames in Pit at Potts ville Pa POTTSVILLE Pa Aug 13 IJT three additional explosions shortly after midnight spreading the flames over aa area 250 feet long a heavily marshaled fire fight ing force continued today to battle a fire in the primrose vein of the Sherman Coal company here f Twentyfive miners were at work Vwhen a series of four explosions started a fire in a gas pocket last night escaped thru the air breach in an intersecting gangway but four men members of a rescue party were severely burned The fire quickly spread thru the vein of soft anthracite which rura icneath the southernend of the city ind was stubbornly resisting the ef forts of more than 100 mine em ployes city firemen and emergency assistance from Minersvllle coller COURTROOM COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 13 The state pushed toward the close of Its rebuttal tes timony today in tho trial of Dr James H Snook for the killing of Theora Hix with the prospect that the case would be in the hands of the jury of eleven men and one wo man some time tomorrow Chief Harry French of the Co lumbus police department waa on the stand much of the mprning denying the testimony given by Dr Snook aa to the admissions the de fendant made during the examina tion that preceded his confession Denied Snooks Claim The chief declared that It was Dr Snook himself who dictated the con fession that the defendant had at tributed in his testimony to prose cutor John J Chester Jr and he corroborated the confession by say ing that Dr Snook before making it had described the cutting of Hixs throat In his testimony Dr Snook said he swore he had no recollection of TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 2 HITCHHIKERS ASK RIDE AND ATTACK WOMEN Autoists Found Bound in Pasture Youths Drive Off in Car TTOXIE Kans Aug 13 11 victims of two young hitch hikers they had given a ride from Colorado Miss Leda Beauregard 21 and Mrs Beatrice Walsh 34 both of Concordia Kans were in a hos pital today with injuries received in an attack near here late yesterday Nude beaten and slashed with a razor and apparently abandoned to bleed to death the two women were found in a pasture east of Hoxie by a ranch foreman Physicians said they would recover Miss Beauregard a telephone op erator and Mrs Walsh a widow were returning from a vacation trip when they were hailed by the two young men near Llmon Colo they said Tho youths about 20 years old were well mannered and asked for a ride saying they were returning to their home in Kansas City The The C H MNIDER ESTATE VALUED AT Report of Inheritance Tax Filed in State Office DES MOINES Aug 13 estate of the late Charles H Mc Nider banker financier and cement manufacturer of Mason City totaled according to a pre liminary report filed wtih the state inheritance tax department by the executors Mrs May H McNider his widow and Hanford MacNider his son Stocks bonds notes and mort gages aggregating constituted the bulk of the estate according to the report Iowa real estate was valued at 5538995 per sonal property at and general assets Except for a bequest to his sister Lois M Johnson of Min neapolis his estate will be divided equally between his widowand hts son To Make John V Wicklund chief inherit ance tax examiner of the state stated that no state inheritance tax will be computed for several months owingto the fact that an appraisal of the estate and itsTn debfedness must be made before the tax can be assessed The state will get 80 per cent of the federal estate tax payment In addition to the state inheritance tax In the long list of stocks reported Mr McNiders holdings in the First National bank of Mason City of which he had been the directing head for many years and in the Al pha Portland Cement company of which he was a director were the largest He owned 2600 shares of the bank stock valued at and 9246 shares of the cement com pany valued at Had 40G Cement Shares Mr McNider owned shares in the Northwestern States Portland Cement company a holding not as large as was generally believed as the banker was president general manager and the directing force In the operation of the Mason City in stitution The stock was valued at 560975 The report listed 787y2 shares of the First National com pany of which his son is president valued at Other holdings listed in the report Included 1089 shares of the Wes tern Grocer company of which he was a director valued at 140 shares of the Continental Na tional Bank and Trust company of f 1 nuiici uuu JLU5C uuinpaiiv 01 attack the women said came with1 Chicago valued at 596880 stocks out warning Overpowering them the youths slashed the women with a razor bound them with rope and then cast them into the pasture Stripping Ihem of their clothing and money the youths drove off in Mrs Walshs car They have not been captured AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen When we have a quarrel it takes Pa two clays to be gin treatin me natural again day to gel over bein mac an one to get over bein ashamed TAKE STEP TO CHURCH UNITY Northern Baptists and Dis ciples of Christ May Be in Merger SEATTLE Aug 13 step toward unification of the Disciples of Christ with the northern Bap tists was taken by the delegates to the international conference of the former denomination here last night The convention adopted the re port of its church unity committee recommending Immediate steps to combine the educational evangelis tic and missionary work of the two bodies The Rev Dr Edgar De Witt Jones of Detroit who submitted the report declared that a joint com mission of the denominations could find no fundamental differences in the doctrines munions of the two corn Robert A Long millionaire lum berman of Longvlew Wash elected president of the 1930 con vention Mrs Luella St Clalr Moss of Columbia Mo W N Brlney of Louisville Ky and Dr Cleveland leibauer of Seattle vice presidents were named in 12 other Iowa and one Minne sota banks 100 shares of Chicago and Northwestern Railroad com pany valued at 58G3T50 and 200 shares of Milwaukee railroad com pany stock valued at 56700 Bank Stocks Listed McNider bank stocks included seven shares of Carpenter Savings bank at Carpenter 70 shares in the Cerro Gordo State bank Clear Lake 162 shares in the Citizens Savings bank Hanlontown 70 shares in the Farmers Savings bank Joice 40 shares in the First National bank Dougherty 10 shares in the First National bank Thompson 20 12 shares in the First National bank Thornton 100 TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 8 ACCUSER AND ACCUSED Miss Eunice Prlngle above 1C year old daughter of a Los An geles physician iiccuseci Alexander Pantages noted the atrical magnate of criminal assault when she called upon him to obtain a contract In his theater chain Pantages who hns been placed under arrest charges a framcup SCHILLER AND PARTY ARE SAFE After Being Urire ported for Several Days Located at Baker Lake THE PAS Man Aug 13 UD Anxiety for the safety of Charles A Fluke Schiller Canadian air pilot and his party was at rest today af ter receipt of a message announcing their arrival at Baker lake Schiller with Thomas Creightin prospector and Jack Humble me chanic set out two weeks ago on a prospecting flight into the north country along the shore of Hudson bay When no word was received for several days officials of the North ern Aerial Minerals exploration company with whom Schiller was associated dispatched planes to search for them POLICE HUNT l SIX KIDNAPERS Wife of Autoist Taken Pris oner While Driving in Wisconsin STEVENS POINT Wis Aug 13 here were informed in a telephone call this morning that six men had held up Lee Johnson Minneapolis as he was driving near Milladora 18 miles west of here and kidnaped his wife The call waa received at the po lice department at a m They were not sure of the Identity of the person telephoning but thot it lllce y was Johnson The telephoner said Mrs Johnson was wearingsome when kidnaped Authorities immediately started seaich in the region of Milladorc COUNCIL ROOM SCENE OF RIOT Call Police to Quell Trouble Caused by Offering of Union Petition NEW ORLEANS Aug 13 Open fighting broke out in the city council chamber this morningwhen a labor committee presented to the body a petition signed by thousands of citizens asking that the ordinance placing a ban on jitney busses in the street car strike be revoked The fight started over remarks made to a policeman who directed tear bombs at a mob that stoned street cars last night near a mass meeting of union sympathizers The policeman fired several shots in tho corridor floor during the height of the disturbance and boy bystander was hit in the foot Members of the council were jostled about in the melee and fur nished targets for fist blows Police reserves were called and restored order After the mob had been quelled scores continued to mill about the corridors and several hundred who collected on the outside attempted a second storming of the building but were driven off by police with tear bombs HOLD YOUTH IN ROBBERY EFFORT Former Fraternity President Accused of Attempted Bank Holdup APPLETON Wis Aug 13 Thomas MacKenzie Shawano Wis youth was under arrest here today charged with the attempted robbery of the bank of Black Creek yester day He was arrested in a frater nity house here MacKenzie was formerly presi dent of Delta Sigma Tau fraternity at Lawrence college He was captured near Appleton by deputies who scoured this dis trict immediately following the rob bery at 3 p m yesterday The holdup man entered the bank and commanded the cashier to turn over the money to him The cashier answered this request with shots from a pistol which he snatched from a drawer inside of his cage The robber fled from the bank on the first shot and sped north In an automobile SOUTH DAKOTA BANK ROBBED OF IN CASH Three Bandits Escape in Nebraska Car Toward Minneapolis pEDFlELD S Dak Aug 13 iiP men held up the Red field American National bank at the point of revolvers at noon today and escaped with loot estimated at They were reported to have fled by automobile in the direction of the Twin Cities No customers were In the bank when the men entered They were unmasked and forced the employes to lie on the floor The cashier J E OConnell estimated the loss at more than most of which was believed in currency The robbers speeded out of town xnvard the north in a large sedan bearing a Nebraska license William Hart a state bank ex aminer entered the bank during the robbery and was knocked uncon scious when hit over the head by one of the robbers guns He was reported to have recovered soon aC terward A diamond ring was taken from Mrs Hannah Leighton a teller A fourthmember of the bandit gang is believed to have waited out side the bank in the bandits car Persons who saw the automobile speed out of town said four men were in it the amount of in terest from 5 to 6 per cent Any business that cant survive a 1 per cent raise must be skat Ing on mighty thin ice Why even tne poot farmers took a raise of from 6 to 10 per cent with another 10 per cent bonus to get the loan WILL ff0GEff from the banks It took all that to completely break them and nobody connected with the gov ernment paid any attention but let Wall street have a nightmare and the whole country has lo help them back in bed again Yours WILL ROGERS I 2 IOWA GIRLS DIE IN CRASH Three Other Persons Hurt Following Collision With Truck CLARINDA Aug 13 girls each 1G are dead and three others are in a hospital at Shenan doah today following the collision last night of their automobile witn a truck The dead are Ona Mullison and Louise Moore The injured girls are olleen Gallup Opal Troy and Helen Harter AH are from Shenandoah The group was part of a Sunday school swimming party cnroute to this city Ten other members of the party were In autos traveling be hind them at the time of the crash Their automobile turned out to pass another and collided head on with the truck Preparations Going Forward to ReOpen Des Moines University DES MOINES Aug 13 George D Ncwcom business man ager of DCS Moines university to day was quoted as saying every preparation is being made to con tinue school as scheduled Students he said will enroll Sept 16 While Newcomg statement was taken by some to be a denial of reports that Ihe school will close there still was lacking confirmation of plans to re INVENTORS GET RADIO JUDGMENT in Back Royal ties Due Trio Says Fed eral Judge WILMINGTON Aug 13 TJA judgment said to involve approxi mately BO per cent of the countrys radio manufacturers and an esti mated in back royalties has been handed here by Federal Judge Hugh M Morris against the Radio Corporation of America The judgment which waa an nounced yesterday affects three beneficaries Francis W Dunmore employed in the bureau of stand ards Washington P D Powell former bureau employe and Dubi lier Condenser corporation of Now I York The decision ia the result of a suit brot in 3927 against the Radio Cor poration of America alleging in fringement on patents owned by plaintiffs for the manufacture of in struments for radios which elimin ated the necessity for storage bat teries and made it possible to oper ate from standard residence light ing systems open from the board of trustees they may die One Dead In Blast WILMINGTON Cal Aug 13 m of a gasoine pipe in a room of a Shell Oil company crack ing still here today caused a ter rific explosion which killed one man and burned five others so badly RICH NARCOTIC HAUL IS FOUND Opium Valued at Million Dollars Seized by Authorities NEW YORK Aug 13 eral narcotic agents were seeking the source of destination today of a ton of raw opium which they seized in a downtown warehouse The opium which was valued by its captors at 5100000 wholesale or bootleg prices was con fiscated after truck drivers directed the agents to the storage place to which they had moved it Two men were taken before United States Attorney Charles H Tuttlij for questioning in connection with the seizure One of them whose Identity was not disclosed was released while the other Moe Alpert of a trucking firm was held ior further questioning Agents who have been working nine month1 on the case under the direction of Chief Agent George Cunningham said they believed the seizure was one of four consign ments of equal size which have ar rived in the past year The three other lots they said had been dis tributed to tie illicit narcotic trade Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Aug The whole financial structure of Wall street seems to have fallen on the mere fact that the federal reserve bank raised DEPARTUREOF GRAF WILL BE ON THURSDAY Another Day Expected to See Better Reports of Weather URIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany Aug 13 Hugo Eckeuor after a cabinet meeting with his chief officer today decided to post pone the start of the Graf Zeppelin for Tokyo on the second lap of its round the world flight until the ear ly morning hours of Thursday Weather reports received during the night Indicated a low pressure area over Siberia moving eastward more rapidly than had appeared yesterday afternoon With a days delay there was siill hope that Dr Eckener might be able to choose the great circle route west of the Bohemian mountains to Koenlgsberg into Rtissia Even should this hope be disappointed as yesterday seemed Inevitable he must choose a route along the Dan ube The Zeppelin officers are convinced another day of waiting will prove advantageous Pleased With Reports I am quite pleased with the gen eral weather situation ns revealed by the latest reports Capt Hans Flemming in charge of navigation told the Associated Press The main thing is that there is no gen eral low area all over Europe and northern Aaia We know now we can get thru to the east somewhere whether by the northern or south ern route and another days wait can only improve the situation According to Captain von Schil ler pilot the Russian government i leaving no stone unturned to supply the most adequate weather service TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 2 COMPROMISE AT HAGUE ON WAR DEBT IS LIKELY Would Pay Snowden for Sacrifices Under Young Plan BULLETIN THE HAGUE Aug IS Almost immediate evacuation of the Rhirchmd was seen today as tho result of n most satis factory talk between theGer mans and the occupying pow ers Progress toward a com plete accord uus sufficient lo render unnecessary a mcetlnjc of the political committee which had been fixed for tomor row THE HAGUE Aug 13 portant proposals repregentug a spirit of compromise by France Belgium and Italy are expected to comprise the next act in the repara tons drama The proposals probably will be made today to Philip Snowdan British chancellor of the exchequer either by Henri Jaspar Belgian premier or by Louis Locheur French minister of labor The nature of the proposals was not disclosed but they were under stood to involve compensation to Great Britain for the sacrifices it would have to make in accepting the Young plan in lieu of guarantees under the Dawcs plan and the Spa percentage arrangement for divls jlon of reparations I Ship Almost Wrecked Mr Snowdens insistence that these sacrifices went beyond any thing Great Britain could accept was the bar upon which the confer ence ship almost wrecked The negotiations represent a strenuous effort to save the confer ence from utter stalemate and col lapse In the event of failure the next hope seemed to be in adjourning as sought by some of the French yes terday until September At that timn the conference might be resumed in TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 Fire Fighter Killed BELLTNGHAM Wash Aug 13 man was killed and an other was seriously injured today fighting a five that has been burn ing about a weelc in slashings south of Lake Samish near here TWO KILLED BY ROLLER COASTER Employes of Concern in St Louis Amusement Park Arrested ST LOUIS Aug 13 15 year old girl and a man 23 were instantly killed in an amusement park here last night when they were thrown from a car on a roller coast er as it made a turn at the top of an incline 40 feet above ground Two employes of the device were ar rested for the coroner The girl Helen Brockmeyer was thrown to the inside her body land ing on a lower track The man was tossed to the outside MH death be ing caused by a broken neck The two employes held were Tames L Rhaeklett the brakeman and Maynnrd Shoemaker the necr who erected the device and war in charge its operation THREE PULLMAN GARS OVERTURN Passengers Only Bruised in Accident Near Pueblo Colo iPl over PUEBLO Colo Aug 13 Three Pullman cars were turned and three other cars derailed when the trucks on a baggage car in the Santa Fo train No 5 Chi cago bound broke while the train was traveling at a high rate of speed 20 miles cast of here early today The passengers In the Pullmans wore reported to have been bruised and shaken but no one was seri ously hurt the conductor reported Passengers from the wrecked train were picked up by a relief train on the nearby Missouri Pacific tracks and continued their journey to Chicago IOWA FORECAST Generally fair Tuesday night nncl cooler Wednes day night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Warmest Monday 8 CoolestIn Night 04 At 8 A M Tuesday68 Who would have guessed that Monday waa the warmest day of August None probably except the golfers in the throe luncheon clubs who tore up the turf In the tourna ment at the country club Monday afternoon The maximum was 2 de grees higher than any thus far re corded in August ;