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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 20, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES M E UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONALNEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JTQ VOL XXXVPIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED MORE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST DR SNOOK MUST DIE NOV AIR RACER KILLED Woman FLYER BOUGHT TO SAVE SELF Entrant Killed When Plane Crashes Three Other Planes Are Disabled in Acci dents BULLETIN DOUGLAS Ariz Aug 20 McPhetrldgo Thad en of Pittsburgh was the first from Phoenix at the Douglas control of tho Santn BlohlcaCleveland womens air derby today She landed at Opal Kunz of New York was next at a m and Amelia Earhart of Boston third at a m The elapsed time and the winner of the lap had not been announced but Mrs Thaden was the last to leave Phoenix for Douglas this morn ing PHCENE Ariz Aug 20 The body of Miss Marvel Cros sonr Saa Diego flyer reported miss ing last night when other entrants of the rwomens air derby from Santa Moatca Cal to Cleveland landed here was found erly today aixmiles north of TiVellton Ariz some dis from her wrecked plane Her iTtna J Open The searchjng party which found body it was apparent tiou ble had developed and that she had leapedin an attempt togave her life Reports More Trouble Mrs Claire Fahy of Los Angeles who was forced down at Caexico Cal by motor trouble declared the center section wires of her plane snapped as she swooped down toward the airport there Her hus band Herbert Fahy Los Angeles teat pilot whoflew to her assist ance declared the wires had been weakened by acid Thea Rasche German was forced down at Holtville Cal east of Calexico blaming her mis fortune on dirty gasoline Miss Rasce showed newspapermen a tele gram from a friend warning her to beware of sabotage She said she would repair the landing gear of her plane which was smashed and continue to Cleve land as a noncontestant May Haizlip Kansas City entrant who left San Bernardino a day late with the consent of the other wo men because herplane didnot ar rive in time landed last night at the lighted airport at across tha international border from Calexico Cal She planned to over take the other contestants today and announced she would continue inthe race Caught Up With tho Rest Mary Elizabeth Von Mack of De troit who landed Sunday at Monta bello Cal on the first leg of the flight when she became confused caught up with the parade last night Her planewas in the start ing line from Phoenix today A fifth Bobbie Trout of Los An geles smashed her landing gear in a forced descent at Algodones Mex ico south of Huma Whether she would continue was icertain AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen H Pa never did pout much after I learned not to ask him or company to have more coffee or somethin when he was tellin a story Miss Marvel Crosson whose body was found Jn Arizona after her plane entered in tho race to Cleveland had crashed CHEST CANVASS FOR WOO TO START ON OCT 6 Complete Reorganization of Campaign Workers Is Planned U community chest campaign will take place OctG to 12fora total ot 150000 it was decided at a gath ering of Chamber of Commerce members at the Hotel Hanford Tuesday noon The plan of the drive will be a decided departure from those of the six campaigns staged thus far Heretofore most ofthe teams tak ing part have been drawn from the service clubs Under the new ar rangement which will be put into practice this fall the teams will be drawn from the various occupation al groups Is Used in 300 Cities This is the plan that Is now being used in 300 community chest cities thruout the United States Lester Milligan secretary of the chamber stated The list of workers will be divided into 10 general divisions Division No 1 for instance will be made of 10 teams Team No 1 of this divi sion will include lawyers attorneys abstract dealers accountants and auditors on the list to be canvassed Team No 2 will cover those en gaged in the handling of autpmo bile tires accessories and repairs Divisions 2 3 and 4 will likewise be divided into 10 teams Division No 5 will be made up of utilities including telephone telegraph rail road and electrical employs Divi sion No 6 will include governmental agencies such as schools and civic organization employes Called by Wagner Division No 7 will be made up of the larger industries DivisionvNo S will contain the smaller industries and Jobbers Chain stores will make up division No 9 and the home sub TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 5 IOWA LAND IS VALUED LOWER Valuation Reduced 000000 Below Estimate of 2 Years Ago DES MOINES Aug 20 ue of Iowa farm land reported by county auditors to the state for purposes of assessment and taxaj tion was slashed below the 1927 estimate by the state joard of assessment and review Louis H Cook chairman an nounced today Town and city lots valuations were raised to 58000000 Following are the more noteworthy city in creases Indianola 10 per cent Keo kuk 15 per cent Clinton 10 per cent Ottumwa 5 per cent A de crease in the Dyersville lots valu ations to the extent of 25 per cent was made Appanoose county farm lands valuations which had been raised 13 per cent by the county equalization board was cut by the state board to an 8 per cent increase Fayette Contributors Are Repaid 2 SWISS FLYERS BELIEVED TO BE NEAR US COAST TransAtlantic Plane Re ported Over Horta Hours Ago TJORTA Azores Aug20 Having passed the Azores f ly ing from Lisbon Portugal two young Swiss aviators today were near the North American coast if all went well Oscar Kaesar aad Kurt Luesclier passed overthe village of Praia Victoria Island of Terceira about 75 miles from Horta at G p m Greenwich time yesterday noon C S T and continued in a northward direction apparently heading for the northeastern Atlantic seaboard There was no indication of anv trouble Speed ot 90 Miles The planeknown as the Jung schweizerland or Young Switzer land took off from Juncal near Lisbon intending to pass over here enroute to Halifax and New York The aviators covered less ilea ancl r5K hours Lisbonr in 11 speed of approximately 90 m i lea an hour considerably less than 103 miles an hour of which their pure white Farman monoplane with Ha 230 horsepower motor is capable After passing Terceira island the flyers faced a trip of about 2400 miles to New York and of about 1350 miles to Cape Race the east ern tip of New Foundland the first land of their course They hope to reach Halifax Nova Scotia 550 miles further before stopping to refuel Had Good Weather If the flyers negotiated the west ward crossing and maintained their speed of 90 miles an hour they should have reached the vicinity of Cape Race New Foundland by 3 a m C S T and Halifax N S six hours later It would be six hours more for their plane from Halixic to New York Altho the aviators had good weather from Lisbon to the Azores fog and westerly winds faced them from here to the American coast with a dense fog and a moderately heavy rain MABEL IS SUED FOR MILLION Gus 0 Nations St Louis Claims Libel in Series of Articles ST LOUIS Aug 20 tjpMrs Mabel Walker Willebrandt former assistant United States attorney general and the Current News Fea tures company were named defend ants in a libel suit filed here yesterday by Gus O Nations former chief of the St Louis federal prohibition unit Under garnishment proceedings Nations has tied up funds due the Feature service and Mrs Wilie hracdt from the St Louis PostDis patch has published her arti cles on prohibition and enforcement Nations charges the articles were intended to make the public under stand that he while in office had been guilty of official misconduct Nations quotes from two of the articles to substantiate his claim Central Iowa Gets Relief From Dry Spell DES MOINES Aug 20 Central Iowa received relief from its extended diy spell early today Boone and Des Moincs both of which needd moisture badly re ceived 99 and 81 Inch respectively Fort Dodge received 30 and Alta 20 while Carroll Eathervllle Charles City and Creston each re ported small showers of less than a tenth of an inch The rain fell the local weather bureau said in the portion of the state which needed it most and will help a lot K Mystery Business Head Gives Up Refusing todivuljre the nature of the business ho heads which reputedly pays dividends of Z6 percent annually Elmer S Hue kins ofHancock Wls has surrendered to federal authorities charged with using the mails to defraud Huckins business is purported to hayo drawn an estimated in Investments without solicita tion from hundreds of persons in the middle west Hnckins is shown right leaving the federal building at Milwaukee with his attorney Walter J Barngrover of Cedar Rapids after ho was arruiiriied iind placed under bond Giants Defeat Guy Bush 41 in First Game NEW YORK Aug 20 New York Giants bested the league leading Chicago Cubs 4 to 1 in the first game of a doubleheader today pinning defeat on Guy Bush ace of the circuit who dropped his third game of the season after winning IT Freddy Fitzsimmons held the Cubs to six hits and was not scored upon until tho ninth Chicago 000 000 0 2 New York 000 000 0 2 Cvcngros and Taylor Gon zales Fitzsimmons and Hogan OFarrelt CARDINALS WIN BROOKLYN Aug 20 Willie Sherdol bested Dazzy Vanes In a pitchers duel today as the St Louis Cardinals won the opening game of a double header from Brooklyn 3 to 2 The Dodgers bunched hits only in the fourth when four safe drives counted two tallies St Louis 000 020 10 2 Brooklyn 000 020 8 0 Sherdel and Smith Vanco and De Berry Mrs Ham miII Is Improving Doctors Repo rt DES MOINES Aug 20 John Hammin wire or the governor passed the best day and night Mon day she has had since her setback last Thursday attendants at Iowa Methodist hospital said today Her general condition was said this morning to be much better and considerable hope was ex pressed for her recovery Mrs Hammill has been III with toxemia from jaundice which fol lowed an infection of the gall blarl der Her condition was pronounced critical last Friday and Saturday but eince Sunday she has been im proving Our idea of a tough job would be trying to lug Lindbergh into the Evening Post 2 CHARLES CITY ANKS TO MERGE First National and Security Trust and Savings In volved in Deal CHARLES CITY Aug 20 Directors of the First National bank and the Security Trust and Savings bank here have voted to merge the two banking institutions hav ing total resources of nearly 000000 Charles D Ellis will be president of board of directors and Melvin f Ellis president of the Oliver arm Implement company Is to be resident of the institution The name of the new Institution has not yetbeen announced When a womans nerves go to apt to get a piece of her City Tress Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Aug With the morning papers stating that we had 11000 miles of 1 i g h t ed a i r ways a Zeppe lin with GO people going around the world in less time than c o e ssmanj can make a speech with 20 more or less beautiful air i headed women who have exchanged their kimonos for h e Im eta rind goggles wi th WILL R06ER5 our great navy flyer Williams tuning up to go 350 miles an hour and me feed ing two rods and a Buick and 25 head of horses it just looks like 1 am out of tune with pro gress Yours WILL ROGERS are aviators but they are still women They had only been out 60 miles when they all struck and wanted to have it their way SUM OF OF COURTHOUSE FiJND RETURNED Checks Are Received by Those Who Helped Swell Total VTfEST UNION Aug 475 persons in West Union and vicinity today received a communl house donation fund committee composed of W B Thomas and Jacob Greteman of St Lucas caton and a check from the court This constitutes the final chapter in the battle for the county seat which occurred between West Union and Oelwein in 1922 West Union residents raised a total of 49385 during the fight 5100000 of which was paid to Payette countv on the cost of the new building After various expenses were de ducted and taking into considera tion the 51429348 that proved un collectable a sum of re mained on hand approximately two and onehalf per cent of the total amount subscribed Dividend checks based on this percentage reached the subscribers today With the burmngof tbeold court house at West Union in 1922 peti tions were circulated by members of the Oelwein community asking far a county seat ejection West Union countered with remon strances and a flood of publicity and the circulations failed by 1700 names West Union as a community raised SIOOCT in two days put the money in banks and had en gravings made of the checks tor use in campaign matter The new courthouse dedicated on Oct 8 1924 cost 5329000 SPOKANE PLANE STILL IN AIR Sungod After Refueling at Miles City Speeds on to Coast BULLETIN BUTTE Mont Aug 20 Nick Mnmers Spokane Suncwl flew up to the Bntto airport at 1035 C S T this morning to circle the field for an hour while tho pilots of his refueling shin got breakfast Then ho expects to replenish his supply of gas oline and resume his journey to Spokane MILES CITY Mont Aug 20 I1 airplane Spokane Sun God piloted by Nick Mamer and Art Walker on an attempted transcon tinental nonatop round trip flight left here presumably toward Spo kane at a mcentral time af ter refueling The plane circled the city for several hours before depart ing because of poor visibility caused by forest fires to the west The plane arrived here from Ab erdeen S Dak at oclock last night on the way to Missoula but the pilots decided not to continue the trip hecause of poor visibility Frank Wiley and Tom Mathews two local flyers were called on to refuel the Sun God Neither had ex perience in flying a refueling ship but Mamer and Walker dropped notes explaining the task The pilots also dropped a note asking that their regular refueling plane which was to have met them in Missoula proceed to Belgrade from Aberdeen Farm Thief Caught In Act By Employer OSAGE Aug W Smith has been given a sentence of 30 days in jail by Justice Paulson here on the charge of theft He had been working on the Henry White farmMr White who had been missing things pretended to drive to a neighbors to help thresh In stead he drove back to the barn and in some bushes in time to see Smith load a sack of oats and one of shelled corn Into his car IMPROVING Mrs John Hnmmill wifeof Iho governor and former Brltt resident who is reported Im proving at a DCS Moines hos pital She has been 111 for some time but physicians now ex press hope for her recovery ZEPPELIN BEING MADE READY TO CROSS PACIFIC Wednesday Afternoon Iowa Time Ship Will Leave Tokyo TOKYO Aug 20 Graf JZeppelin conqueror of one ocean and two continents was preened to day for the conquest of another ocean and another continent and completion of Its roundtheworld trip Lodged safely within the Giant German constructed hangar at Kas Imagaura the giant dirigible was gone over carefully by workmen who again tested every inch of Its fabric restarted motors and lis tened to their hum and sought pos sible weaknesses which may have developed on its flight across Eurasia Thursday at dawn Wednesday afternoon C S T barring adverse weather or other contingencies the Zeppelin will bo taken from the hangar and started on the third lap of its globe encircling cruise from Tokyo to Los Angeles across the Pacific north ofthe Hawaiian group down the American coast from Seattle a distance of about 5470 miles From Los Angeles after a brief stop it will fly the 2500 miles across the continent to Lakehurst N J completing the trip begun Wednes day night Aug 7 with the start from Lakehurat for Friedrichshafen Germany It should have flown then about 19000 miles Passengers and crew freshened by a long sleep last night at Tokyo hotels spent today sight seeing and accepting the entertainment of Jap anese hosts Despite reluctance of Dr Hugo Eckener master of the dirigible to delay his own sleep and that of his men for entertainment he could not refuse an invitation to dinner shortly after arrival PLANS TO END JAMS IN PRISON Military Pens to Be Trans ferred to Justice De partment WASHINGTON Aug 20 plan to solve in part the overcrowd ing in federal penitentiaries has been agreed upon between President Hoover Secretary of War Good aad Attorney General Mitchell It contemplates among other things the transfer to the justice de partment of military prisons new but slightly used Such prisons nre at ana Blackwells Is catraz These now have only a few inmates and can accommodate more The first move in tho new plan will be to turn over the Leaven worth military prison to the de partment of justice FORMER OHIO PROFESSOR IS TAKEN TO PEN Judge Scarlett Overrules Defense Motion for New Trial pOURTHOUSE COLUMBUS Ohio Aug 20 James H Snook was sentenced to be electro cuted on Nov 20 for the killing of ils coed sweetheart Theora HIx by Judge Henry L Scarlett today ifter a motion for a new trial had been overruled Looking the Judge in the eye the Former professor heard the pro nouncement of death without a remor He turned as the judge finished he sentence and started to resume lis chair at the defense counsel able A bailiff laid his hand on the doctors arm as If to support him ut it was unnecessary A sheriff took Snook to a wait ng automobile and whisked him to penitentiary where he was lodged n death row Judge Scarlett passed sentence after he had overruled a defense motion for a new trial Given an extra day In which to obtain affi davits to support a charge of pre judice on the part of one or more members of the jury when the original hearing on the motion came up yesterday O E Ricketts of de fense counsel indicated the defeusi desired to make no arguments 360 Changes Are Made in Tariff Rates WASHINGTON Aug 20 The rate schedules tentatively ap proved by the republican tariff framers of the senate finance com mittee were out in the open for the first time today and promptly weie made the subject of sharp criticism from both democratic and repubti can independent quarters Showing about 360 changes writ en into the schedule voted by the jouse the schedules were turned over to the democratic members of the committee for their preliminary study of the measure before thir lengthy debate which is to begin in the senate after it is reported Sept The republican committeemon meanwhile turned their attention to the controversial administrative provisions of the house bill which contain the flexible tariff and other clauses likely to encounter severs opposition in the senate Reduce Chemicals The changes disclosed in the rate schedules include both increases and reductions in comparison with the imposts voted by the house The greatest number of reductions m TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Tuesday night and Wednesday preceded by thun dershowcrs Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night in east por tion slightly warmer Tuesday night In enst portion cooler lu northwest portion cooler Wed nesday in extreme west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Warmest Monday 70 Coolest in Night 57 At 8 A M Tuesday GO The wind was back in the south Tuesdaymorning and the mercury was moving up the column more rapidly than on the previous daj when it stopped at the 76 mark It looked as if just the right type of weather would be here for the Clear Lake water carnival ;