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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 22, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas BAILYPAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITX DAILY TIMES HOME EDITION VOL XXXVF1VE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATEDPRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 22 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 273 SOVIETS TO MARCH ON HARBIN FACES PROSECUTION Police Investigat MAN MAY HAVE BEEN THROWN OUT OF WINDOW ysterious Death of Actor in Frisco Play Friend of Actor Offers Theory of Two Men Attacking Him SAN FRANCISCO Aug 22 The breath of mystery which has haunted the paths of actors in the racy French farce Easy For Zee Zee since itaopening in a the ater of the Latin quarter here a year ago drew the attention of the po lice today as they investigated the death plunge of Robert Chapman 28 leading man in the comedy Chapman son of a prominent Piedmont Cal attorney either jumped fell or was thrown to his death from the sixth story window of the apartment of his friend Al ien Hoffman playwright arid au thor early yesterday morning Demanded Liquor Displaying a bruised face and other marks of violence Hoffman told police that Chapman and he had just returned from a party in the home of another member of the Zee Zee cast The doorbell rang and Hoffman found two strange t tesfn at he doorHoffman said he Id them he had no liquor Where s beat him into uricon oclousness When he came his senses he IifaidUje Window was open and the shetlvbpdy of i Chapman lay at JfKtcomof f witi around it tf The Iqccupaijt of a nearby apart i merit told of two men go to Hoffmans quarters sounds of scuffling and then silence followed by a scream Fingerprints identi fied as Chapmans were found on the wmdowslH His death recalled other myster lous happenings involving Naana Woriova leading lady and others In the cast Associated With Gang Miss Wortovas name was linked with that of Gerri Ferri gangster who was slain in his apartment above the theater a year ago As Ferris girl friend the actress was questioned during the investigation which brot to light various under world happenings but led to no ar rests Others of the Zee Zee cast were also drawn into the case be cause of admitted friendship with Ferri A few weeks ago Miss Wortova known off stage as Elaine Worth appeared at the city prison to visit Frank Crupico who had been ar rested on a statutory charge in volving a girl The actress collapsed in the prison and remained in a coma for several days Upon awak ening she announced she was Cru picos wife r an announcement which met with denial from Cru pico DELEGATES IN NEW MOVE TO AID CONFERENCE Associated Press Photo The Rev Dr James Empring hnm rational secretary of the Church Temperance society will face prosecution on a charge of practicing medicine without a license when he re turns to New York He is in Reno Nev NORTH IOWA HAS SEVERAL AMONG SALS WARLIKE ACTIVTIES ON MANCHURIAN BORDER Btrs Hommlll Improving DBS MOINES Aug 22 John HammillWife of the governor continued to show Improvement to day according to officials at the Jowa Methodist hospital where she been ill for about two weeks mth toxemia Former Kensett School Superintendent Gets Doctors Degree rOWA CITY Aug Iowa AjyiirbB well represented in the award of 202 degrees and 8 certifi cates here tonight at the conclusion of the second summer session The address is to be by James H Cous ins on The University of the Fu ture and Prof Benjamin F Sham baugh will be master of ceremonies Mason City will be represented by Elizabeth Harriett Graves who is to receive a bachelor of arts degree and a certificate of education Fred eric ASchneller whose certificate of journalism will be awarded to him in absentia and by Rosco Earl Wilcox who will receive a bachelor of arts degree Norem Gets Doctorate One of the 18 awards of doctor of philosophy degrees will be to Grant M Norem of Sentinel Butte N Dak former head of the schools at Otranto and Kensett Mr Norem was graduated from St Olaf college Northfield Minn in 1922 and re ceived his master of arts degree iiere last year The thesis on which he won his doctorate in the field of psychology and education was en titled Data on Transfer of Train ing and Their Interpretation Mr General Sessions Give Way to Private Con versations THE HAGUE Aug 22 i delegates to the reparations con ference still stubbornly trying to reach some sort of agreement to day turned to private conversations after deciding that there was no longer any use to settle their differ ences in committee or In groups Premier Jaspar of Belgium at a meeting of the six powers this morning Intervened when he saw the discussion was making no pro gress whatever He proposed that the delegates adjourn for the pres ent leaving the rest of the work of the conference to be in private con versations This was readily agreed to Have Three Objects These conversations which will probably go on this afternoon and tomorrow morning will have three principal objects Agreement of the other creditors with the British as to the distribu tion of annuities Agreement between the French Belgians arid Germans as to the date for final liberation of the Rhineland from military occupation casethe fail1 how to break offtheconf erence VSA that it can TJO resumed under conditions permittinghope of success During todays meeting Premier Briand of France showed some op timism saying This conference is not dead We must do all we can to save it Replies to Stresemann The premier was replying to a suggestion by Foreign Minister Stresemann of Germany that if no agreement were reached here a dort of partial moratorium might be accorded Germany which would per mit her to pay under the Young plan instead of the Dawes plan aft er Sept 1 The fact that all the allies were Will Rogers Says BEVERLY HILLS Aug Mrs Poindexter shattered the first columns front She is the ex s e n a tors wife that wrote of Washington aa she saw it and ended her literary career in Peru All she got out of Peru was a burler now another Peruvian diplo mat has copped him Diplomacy tould end iu the pantry Tha woman air derby s t a r ted from WILL ROGERS right close to my shack end Fred Stone and I were over to tho field quite a bit We met and held a long chat with this Mar vel Crossbn that was killed We both talked at the time of what a fine wholesome type of girl she was no riding boots or rid ing breeches or spurs or any thing but just a neat gray suit She had a great record as a fly er Yours WILL ROGERS L necessity is a luxury the Joneses Times AUNT HEX By Robert Qiiillen Pa aint a hypocrite in most things but we et at a swell hotel once an he held my chair back an pushed it under me when I set down like they do in pictures Ined up against Dr Stresemann on jhe question of reparations pay ments under the Young plan after Sept 1 gave rise to reports that the British and French had come to gether Philip Snowden British chancel lor of the exchequer denied these reports saying that the fact that the allies were against abrogation of the Dawes plan was simply inci dental Pleased With Attitude Dr Stresemann himself declared that he was pleased with the attl TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 Following of iorays Into Chinese towns along the Manchurian border troops 60000 Chinese troops have been deployed alonjr border Minister C C Wu insot at Washjngrton said it was precautionary mewwre Typical company of Rnsslans is shown nbcne while below are Chi nese tronps Map shows borrter YOUNG GIVEN MCRACKENSJOB Des Moines Man to Be Sec retary of Commerce for Aviation DES MOINES Aug 22 Jlarence M Young formerly of Des Moines who was appointed yester day by President Hoover ae assist ant secretary of commerce for avia tion succeeding William P Mac Cracken resigned is expected to take office about Oct 1 when Mc Cracken will re turn to the prac tice of law With Norem is a brother of Enoch A Norem city editor of the Mason City GlobeGazette Other North lowans included in the list of graduates are Margaret Lucille Bishop Algona Lucile Louise Bowen Rolfe Louise Cath erine Hennessy Emmetsburg Bea trice Lillian Speers Iowa Falls all receiving bachelor of arts degrees William Jennings Finch North wood bachelor of laws Northwood Man Honored Burrus Everett Beard North wood Eleanore Grace Dietrichs Osage Thomas P Gallagher De corah Thomas C Green Ackley Lorraine Luthmer Sumner Gladys Emily Lunch Cedar Falls Mary Reed Garner Selmer O Storby Lake Mills all are receiving the de gree of master of arts Master of science degrees are to be conferred on C Victor Ander son of Waukon and Ralph G Thompson Cedar Falls The complete list of those receiv ing doctors degrees is as follows Francis John Bowman Clarinda John Breukelman Iowa City Har old E Briggs Canton Mo A very Luvere Carlson Paulllna Howard Woodham Gould DeKalb 111 Wal ter Robinson Ingram Iowa City Mildred Edith Johnson Crawfords vllle James Arthur Johnston Eu gene Ore Ruth Crewdson Larson Stromsburg Nebr Harold Hull Mc Carty Iowa City Anna Mathiesen Iowa City Roy Henry Mortimore Lamoni Louis Vest Newkirk Iowa City Grant M Norem Sentinel TURN TO PAGE 8 COIAJMN 3 BLAST WRECKS STREETCAR One Passenger Injured and Others Stunned in Explosion NEW ORLEANS Aug 22 Explosion of dynamite under the wheels of a street car here last night blew an 18 inch piece of steel rail thru the floor and roof of the car injuring one passenger and stunning 10 others The explosion was characterized by police as the most serious affair of the kind since the beginning of the carmens strike nearly two months ago Cinderella Denton 22 year old Negro was found by police lying unconscious near where the blast occurred Later she said she was knocked to the floor by the explo sion and after regaining her feet staggered off the car She was not seriously injured Police were forced to use tear bombs to disperse crowds from the scene Cracken Young is coholder oi the Collier tro phy annual prize awarded to per sons or organiza tions adjudged to have done 1 he most to advance CM YOUNG aviation over the preceding 12 months The award was made by President Coolidge to ward the end of his last team Young early this year flew a plane over Europe studying its im portant air routes to obtain infor mation for use of the commerce de partment While in Dea Moines Young was director of the bureau of municipal research and head of the aviation department of a motor car com pany Winds Delay Departure of Big Airship KASUMIGAURA Japan Aug 22 departure of the dirig ble Grag Zeppelin for her trans acificflight to America was post joned shortly before midnight be ause of unfavorable winds At the same time it was announced that he dirigible might leave early in he morning The damage which prevented its takeoff yesterday when the Zeppe lin dipped as it was leaving the mngar crushing supports of the rear gondola was found to be en tirely sqperficial and was easily re paired The envelope of the gondola ind the basket underneath both were easily mended Two struts were broken as it was being taken from the hangar for the long flight to Los Angeles For some unexplained reason the tall of the giant ship dipped allowing the rear gondola to strike the ground and smash the wooden sup ports Three minutes later and the Graf would have been in the air on ts way across the Pacific As 1 IOWAN KILLED IN ACCIDENT Wife of Corning Man Seri ously Injured in Auto Collision Speed Test Delayed ANNAPOLIS Md Aug 22 Attaching new parts to increase the buoyancy of the pontoons support ing the Mercury racer prevented resumption this morning of Lieut Al Williams flying tests to prove the planes fitness for the Schnei How old Noah must have been vexed when he found the two stow away cooties Wisconsin State Journal CORNING Aug 22 enroute home from western Kansas J A Russell 60 Corning was in stantly killed and his wife suffered possibly fatal injuries in an auto mobile accident five miles west of Tecumseh Nebr yesterday Mrs Russell who was driving in ain attempt to turn out for a truck ran into a ditch at the roadside and in endeavoring to regain the road her car upset and rolled over twice Mrs Russell was taken to Teeum seh by a Lincolrt trayeHng vas Dr Eckener hastily gave orders delaying withdrawal from he hangar and himself stepped ou of another gondola to the ground There he examined the damage Passengers disembarked and lefi by automobile for Tokyo while workmen at the naval airport her mmediately began to repair th damage The motor contained in he gondola was not injured the mrm being confined principally tc he gondolas super structure Crowds had stayed all night long at the outskirts of the airfield witt he hope of witnessing takeoff o the Graf The lastminute acclden disappointed them but at least hal remained in their places with tru oriental patience trusting the prom sed thrills would be fulfilled in du course TO FOLLOW ZEP POLICE CHIEF KILLS 2 IN CAR fficers Had Stopped Car in Illinois to Search It for Liquor WEST FRANKFORT HI Aug 12 Krelger and Albert McDonald were shot to death by Po ice Chief LeRoy Fisk last night after the chief and Patrolman George Nipper stopped their motor car in the downtown district to search It for liquor Kreiger is said to have fired first at the officers Flsk fired four shots rom a sawed off shotgun hitting both in the head and killing them nstantly An inquest is scheduled here to day Fisk was placed under techni cal arrest and held in jail at Benton FIRE ON PLANE FORCES FLYER TO LAND Mrs Keith Miller Miss Earhart Is Second at Texas Port Texas Aug 22 f Blanche Noyes of Cleveland Ohio landed her plane iu sixlli place at this refueling point In the national womens aerial derby to day after a forced landing 10 miles west of Pecos because of a fire in her craft A lighted clgaret was found in a spare flying suit in the cockpit but Mrs Noyes managed to land the craft and extinguish the fire suf fering slight burns herself In mak ing the landing she broke the land Ing gear of her plane but had no trouble in alighting here Mrs Keith Miller zoomed across the control line at am Close ly following her came Amelia Ear hart of transAtlantic fame Oft on 600Mllo Lap EL PASO Tex Aug 22 The seventeen contestants in the wo mens air derby from Santa Monica Cal to Cleveland took off here at 6 oclock this morning for Pecos the first control point on todays 600 mile flight to Fort Worth A warning was given to the flyers to hunt the ceiling on the hop to Pocos The Davis and Guadalutic mountains It was explained neces sitate flying at a minimum altitude of 6000 feet Mrs Louise Thaden of Pittsburgh held her lead in the ROOSEVELT FIELD Aug 22 heavy plane class with an elapsed HOPE TO FORCE ACCEPTANCE OF RAIL DEMANDS Nanking Soldiers Expect ed to Offer Little Re sistance LONDON Aug 22 cablegrams to the Daily Mail to day purporting to be based on offi cial Japanese information said that soviet troops had completed mobili zation on the Manchurian front and shortly would march on Harbin The cablegrams whose author was Sir Percival Phillips widely known British newspaper men said that the soviet union government has determined to force China to comply with its demands regarding the ChineseEastern railway by war like operations but without a for mal declaration of war Probably Will Delay It was said the advance of the newly organized far eastern army would be a punitive expedition and it was not believed the Chinese soldiery would offer serious opposi ion to the Russian advance but In stead would adopt delaying tactics It was unknown whether the Rus sian advance actually had already begun While it was stated in Tokyo that Japan did not intend to interfere in Manchuria unless her interests were threatened directly it was de clared in Peiping that Japanese mili tary guards on the South Manchur iian railway were very busy and were preparing for the arrival of re inforcements r Russians In Violiifloiis v There werecoritrouedfepbrts here of alleged Russian violations of the Manchurian frontier but dates of tha alleged occurrences and precise de tails were lacking At Misanhslen on the Muling river the Russians were said to have been repulsod after two days activities Many corpses were seen floating down the Sungari river after the engagement these according to the Chinese reports being bodies of pea sants killed and tossed in the water by Russian invaders World Will Hevolt WASHINGTON Aug 22 Russian soviet authorities are ac cused of activities to bring about TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 6 READY TO FLY BACK TO COAST Completes Flight Across Country in 19 Hours 53 Minutes 42 Men and Women Arrested in Raids DES MOINES Aug 22 a series of raids here last night 42 men and women were arrested by city vice squads Houses and apart ments suspected of housing offend ers were visited With two exceptions the 23 men taken into custody were held for in vestigation by Carl Vonn head of the liquor and vice investigation bu reau Twenty men and women were picked up in a series of half a doz en raids in one block LB BOURGET France Aug i 22 1 Dieudonne C o s t e Frances premier aviator announced this morning ho would take off on his mysterious long distance jour Tokyo to race the Zeppelin across the Pacific or to New York soon as weather conditions per mitted This information was accepted generally as explaining his failure to appear at the field this morning for scheduled takeoff at dawn He made a three hour test flight this morning In his plane the Ques TUKV TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 6 Capt Roscoe Turner and his three passengers prepared today for a re turn trip to the Pacific coast in their flight to demonstrate the fea sibility of one day tal air passenger service They arrived here last night from Glendale Cal having made the cross country flight in 19 hours and 53 minutes with three refueling stops The return flight will be made tomorrow The passengers were Fred G Trosper and Russell Pecht of Los Angeles and D R Lone of Berkeley Cal H C Gatty of Los Angeles was navigator The plane left Glendalo at a m central time yesterday with stops for fuel at Albuquerque N M Tulsa Okla and Cincinnati Ohio A stop was made at Louis ville Ky to send telegrams Hold for Beating Wife BURLINGTON Aug 22 Alleged to have attacked hia wifi with a blackjack Harry Bush 36 is in jail here and his wife in a hos pital suffering from a broken nosi and numerous bniises on the hea pnd body TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 6 Correct this blamei my rheumatism on something else1 said the patient before he knew my teeth and tonsils were Kewaneo StarCourier OKOBOJI JURY TO REPORT SOON Survivors of Lake Tragedy Testify Before Special Grand Jury SPIRIT LAKE Aug 22 ing of testimony continued today as the special grand Jury investi gating the collision of the Zipper ind the Miss Thriller July 29 on Lake Okobojl in which nine persons lost their lives sought to deer mine the cause of the disaster It is expected to report tomorow Witnesses included the survivors of the tragedy and those who viewed tha crash from a distance Attorneys expect that 75 persons in all will be called during the hearing Action by the grand jury was de cided upon following the dismissal of murder charges growing out of the collision against Harold Yarncs pilot of the Zipper and the subse quent withdrawal of similar charges against John and Milp Hartman owners of the boat IOWA FORECAST IWostiy fair Thursday night and Friday preceded by local thunderstorms Thursday after noon or Thursday night in southeast portions cooler Thursday night and In south cast portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocV Thursday morning Warmest Wednesday 8t Coolest in NightG8 At 8 A M Thursday79 The warm weather needed to place the final guarantee of success on Clear Lakes water carnival hove into sight Wednesday when the mercury touched the 84 degroj mark By 8 oclock Thursday morn ing it was within 5 degrees of that point and a maximum of 90 ap peared likely before night The bath ing beauties are not going to have to shiver it seems almost certain ;