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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1931, Mason City, Iowa ii A L 0 N E R u I S MEM A 4RT DEPT OF n F 5 M n i v s I i i CAL BOY ON BICYCLE KILLED BY AUTO North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 28 1931 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO ONE NO 245 STORM DAM AGE SET ADRIAN YOUNG 12 CUT ON THROAT BY GLASS OF WINDOW Dies at Police Station Before Physicians Can Give Aid Death Gomes as Fatal Climax to Cycle Race With Friend ADRIAN YOUNG 12 son of Mr and Mrs Vincent Young 409 Fifth street southwest died at the police station a few moments after his bicycle and a car driven by Mrs R B Robertson 1516 Delaware avenue southeast col lided at the intersection of Fifth street and South Federal ave nue about oclock Friday morninpt The boy coming from the west struck the side of the car with such force that he was thrown thru a window of the car according to wit nesses interviewed by police He re ceived a long deep gash on the side of his throat Taken to Police Station The lad was taken to the police ion by Clint Tiptan 1237 Nine ieuth streut southeast who was intrjfcecUon at the IbulcT be given E coroner summoned at once rs Robertson stopped her car thin six feet of the point at which e accident occurred according to MrlTipton who said he hadpassed the intersection when he heard the crash and turned to see the boy lying in the street Boy WflyKacing The victim wots riding a bicycle owned by Billy Wiggington 515 Adams avenue southwest which he had borrowed about 15 minutes be fore He was said to have been racing with James Thomas a friend Adrian would have been in the sixth grade at school this fall He had planned to join troop 10 of the Boy Scouts of which his friend Billy was a memv2r as soon as activities started this fall The bicycle was set against the side of a nearby freight house and later taken to the police station The boy is survived by his mother oid father and two sisters Avis and Marjorie and three brothers Bobby Wayne and Albert The body was removed to the Patterson funeral home No funeral arrangements had been made Fri day afternoon awaiting the arrival of his father who was on a sales trip thru neighboring towns and could not be located at once Roosevelt Proposes i Income Tax Increase 1 ALBANY N Y Aug 28 50 per cent increase in the state personal income tax was recom Amended to the New York legisla pre by Gov Franklin D Roosevel today as part of his program fo fnemployment relief AUNT MET By Robert Quillen t hate to sec a girl quit fool to marry like Amys but its the only way to folks from knowin feyre too dumb to gradu STAINS ON Vlan Hel Nye Probers Attack Slur on Authority Bring Up Letters Prove Cannon Drive Southwide WASHINGTON Aug 28 m second witness associated with Bishop Cannons nnti Stnith campaign of J Sidney Peters of Newport News Va today refused to testify before tho senate cam paign funds committee Miss Ada L Burroughs treasurer of the campaign had already re fused WASHINGTON Aug 28 The senate campaign funds com mittee at the outset today attentpt ed to disprove contentions by Bishop James Cannon Jr that the antiSmith democratic committee ho headed in 1928 in Virginia was only a statewide organization and therefore not under jurisdiction of the senate Representative Tinkham repub lican Massachusetts has charged the Southern Methodist leader vio lated the corrupt practices act by failing to report to congress a ma jority of the funds he received and expended as chairman of the anti Smith committee Bishop Cannon holds If he has fun afoul of ral grand ju ry and hii ylfy the sen in Connection te to deMe Letter on Kccord At the start of todays hearing Chairman Nye placed in the record 3 letter written by Bishop Cannon o E C Jameson New York in anuary 1920 thanking him for the upport given the antiSmith demo rats in the campaign Jameson ave the bishop 565300 for use in hat campaign Nye said there was no reference n the letter to any separate anti Smith committee in Virginia but hat the letter thruout seemed to efer to a general soutbwide cam laign Contributions of in three hecks to Bishop Cannons anti Jmith organizationby William C 3regg Hackenaack N J then were noted by the committee Warden Questioned Charles W Warden local banker and first vice president of the for ncr Continental Trust company vas about his relations vith Bishop Cannon when the churchman maintained a bank ac count in that bank in the 1828 cam paign Warden identified a letter writ en to him by Bishop Cannon on Aug 4 1S28 opening an account n the bank and stating the bishop thot it wise to keep three separate accounts of the expenditures to de feat Al Smith A check for charged to the account of Claudius H Huston for mer republican national committee chairman and given to the North Carolina antiSmith democratic statewide committee1 in October 1828 was put in the record of the senate campaign funds committee today With Missing Woman and Children CLARKSBURG W Va Aug 28 of 1ollcc C O Duckworth today said one body was found at Quiet Oeil near here where police were searching for Mrs Asia Bniclc Eicher and her three children W Va Aug 28 said today they found bloodstains and clothing of a woman n a garage buiit at a village near here by Cornelius P Pierson who s held in connection with the dis appearance of Mrs Asta Buick Eicher and her three children from their home at Parkdidge 111 The police also said there were etters written to the woman and photographs in the garagV located it Quiet Dell a village located on he Buckshannon Pike Pierson built the garage a few months ago the authorities said Evidence Withheld The officers still were at Quiet Dell this morning while Pierson was in the Clarksburg jail follow ing his arrest yesterday Park Ridge authorities have warrants charging him with manslaughter and kidnaping in connection with the disappearance of the woman a widow and her children The offi cers did not disclose the evidence on which they based the charges The interior of the garage was spattered with blood the authori ties said Preparations were made to dig up the earth around the building There were suitcases of womens and childrens clothing in the gar age Police Find Letters Police said they also fpund letters to Pierson from w lien in various parts of the country When he was arrested letters written by Pierson to a matrimonial agency In Detroitnnd to four wom en were found inhis pockets Pier son told police he had written to the women for fun Clarksburg police found Pierson living here under the name of Harry F Powers He admitted he knew Mrs Eicher and told the police she was in Denver Colo where she had gone with a friend The man Is 45 years old and is married He lived with his wife here No Record of Pierson CEDAR RAPIDS Aug 28 A check of all available records here today failed to reveal the name of Cornelius V Pierson under arrest at Clarksbmg W Va in connection with the disappearance of Mrs Alta Buick Eicher nnd her Ihree cnlldren of Park Ridge 111 Piersons wife is reported to have said Pierson wns a native of Ceda Rapids that his right name is Harry F Powers and that he hac an uncle Watt Powers Jiving here City directories for several years back do not contain Powers name Police said they had no record o either man Policeman Hurt in Blnst OMAHA Aug 28 50 feetby a terrific blast which de stroyed a barbecue and oot beer stand owned by his wife Police Captain Charles Payne head of the traffic department was injured ser iously early today Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Cal Aug lot of different nationali ties were working with us on a movie set yesterday all represen tatives of different countries We all sit around and gab between scenes the Chinaman my coun try very bad what will be the end The Russian poor Rus sia what hopes can it have The Englishman We were never in such bad way who knows how we will come out 1 said boys I sure would like to tell you and I will just as soon as I find out where were going our selves Yours WILL ROGERS WHERE WINDS FURY STRUCK HARDEST TICTIUIES BY KIRK WOMAN DEAD AND OTHERS HURT IN LAKE HURRICANE With Legion Patrolling Devastated Area Clear Lake Residents Clear Away Debris of Wrecked White Pier and Score of Cottages AKING stock of property losses and caring for the injured I Clear Lake was recovering Friday from a terrific hurri A cane that struck the east and south shores Thursday afternoon leaving death and desolation in its wake PAID TO Oilier pictures will he found on page 2 Hero arc the two places at Clear Lake where Thursday afternoons windstorm of hurricane dimen sions Its greatest destruction Ahovo is all that remains of the Hist cottage on Algona beach where Miss Bessie Rlst of Algonu lifelong invalid was fatally Injured She died a few minutes later in the II F Kunz cottage next door The Kunz cottage escaped almost without dnm agejrhG largo oak to the left was uprooted during tho storm and fell squarely into the spaco occupied only a moment before by tho cottage The debris of the cottage shown In tho center of tho picture wns strewn all over tho backyard and even across tlie rnnd Four other members the Rist family es caped with minor Injuries Below Is a view of the White Tier ruins from the lake side It tells UK own story About all that re mains is thtt two ends and the dunce floor itself Chalre in both the orchestra stagis and the gallery at opposite ends were left undisturbed of tho building set in motion by the tjtorm wrecked automobiles parked on the town side of the pier and cut a great hole in the Park theater A half iloycn boathouse workers found safety in the bottom part of tho great building by crawling Into a filled con creto minnow pond Or tU BROKER YoutWul Heir to Large Estate Tells Story of Captivity NEW YORK Aug 28 M Rosenthal the 24 year old broker for whose return kidnapers demanded following his dis appearance Aug 11 paid for his release early this morning police said late today He said he was released today bj his captors who tossed him out ol an automobile in the Bronx then sped away During his absence his friend and attorney Edward Nathan announ ced he had received letters demand ing ransom Rosenthal who lives in Lawrence L I said that on Aug 11 he took a young woman to a mldtown res taurant for dinner then entered a taxicab with herdriving toward the Bronx They were stopped by three men in another car who overpow ered the broker blindfolded him and took him to a flat he believes is in Manhattan He was not injured Detectives said Rosenthals stor indicated the young woman wa used as a decoy During the entire period hU captivity Rosenthal said he wa forced to wear glasses with piece of paper pasted on the lenses H was bound securely LINDY SPEAKS ON JAPANESE RADIO Expresses Great Confidence in Future of Aviation and Radio YORK Aug 28 Charles A Lindbergh has great confidence in the future of aviation and radio he told an eastern world today He spoke from Tokio in response to an address of welcome at a re ception given by three members of the Japanese cabinet after the con clusion of the flight of iie uiiu hia wife from New York City The program was rebrondcost thru the United States by two networks Altho here were a number of interruptions due to atmospheric and other disturbances during the 40 minutes the program was on the air the voice of Lindbergh came thru clearly most of the time The program was opened with a 15 minute period of music by Japanese players who gave a med ley of American songs including My Old Kentucky Home and Dixie Henderson Is Labor Choice as New Chief LONDON Aug 28 Henderson former foreign secre tary was elected leader of the Brit ish labor party today to succeed Ramsay MacDonald Henderson will lead the labor op position in the coming special ses sion of parliament against Prime Minister MacDonalds national gov ernment The Daily Herald labor organ went even further and said it was able to announce that neither Mr MacDonald nor Chancellor Philip Snowdcn would seek reelection for parliament in the next election thus passing from the political scene The position of Mr Snowden Do minions Secretary J H Thomas Lord Chancellor Sankey and other ministers who took their political lives in their hands when they sup ported the prime minister was more obscure The conservative meeting was ex pected to go smoothly with Stanley Baldwin president of the council assured the unanimous or almost unanimous support of his party Markets at a Glance GREEN SAYS US MUST GIVE HELP Claims Local Unemployment Aid This Winter Will Be Insufficient WASHINGTON Aug 28 IT Prediction that federal appropria tions will be needed to supplement local efforts to relieve unem ployed during the coming winter was made today by William Green president of the American Federa tion of Labor A member of the national ndvislies NEW YOKK Stocks Firm weekend selling cheeks advance Bonds Irregular rails recover further Curb Firm utilities fractionally higher Butter Steady Foreign exchanges Irregular Sterling somewhat easier Cotton Steady forecast unfavor able weather Sugar Higher steadier spot market Coffee Higher trade buying CHICAGO Wheat Easy beneficial rains poor export demand Corn Easy good rains Iowa predictions larger contract deliver The storm caused the death of lias Bessie Rist 50 invalid from Vlgona injured a dozen of others nd did property damage estimated t 5100000 A list of the Injured included ID J Nolan Dps Moincs In jured Khoulder Mrs E J Nolan Moincs broken ribs Vcruc 1cterson Clear Lake cuts on niKe Voter Peterson Clear Lake hit by timVier Thorkcl Bondrol Jr Clear Lake cut nnd bruised Mrs S BJT Stccce Mnson City bruisesand cutft Emily Iiulay Mason City bruises and cuts Demolished White Pier The largest property losses were the razing of the White Pier the lemolishing of the Bayslde park equipment destruction of the Camp Morrison pavilion and complete and part damage to a score or more cottages along the east shore of the lake While members of the Stafford ost of the American Legion of Lake patrolled the devastated area that stretched from the Wfilto Pier which was razed by the wind along the enst shore to Bayslde and the Episcopal camp property owners were at work Friday clearing1 away the debris The devastated re gion was the mccca of thousands of motorists from Mason City and thcr communities Thursday night an FrMay morning Varied Stories Given There are many and varied stor ies of the nature of the storm but the general opinion is that it was not a twister but more of a hurri cane blow One eye witness stand ing on the shore a block from the White Pier said that the water was in some freakish nature sev eral hundred feet in the air just be fore the White Pier was blown down This is in evidence as the end of the building is shifted from the force of the blow Other witnesses claim that the damage to the south shore was caused by a wind that came direct ly from the north while some are confident that the blow was from he southwest Checking the path of he damage it would seem thftt the wind came from the southwest traveling northeast If this is true the damage on the south shore was lumn 1 ory committee set up by President Hoover to aid Walter S Gifford rational relief director In provid ing relief thru local funds Green sold in an intciview he doubted whether this effort would be ade quate The labor leader estimated the unemployment total would reach 7000000 during the coming tcr nnd said The need for relief will be far greater this winter than last We will find later that appro priations will have to be made by state legislatures nnd the federal government to assist in relieving distress he said Hogs Steady cattle steady lowans Ask Buying of Com at Fixed Prices FARRAGUT Aug 28 pe tition from five township Farm Bureaus of Fremont county today was enroute to the federal farm board asking that the board pur chase corn at a fixed price regard less of its policy on wheat The petition was adopted at the annual Farm Bureau picnic here 1 here yesterday Turn to i r IOWA WEATHER Fair Friday night and Sat urday slightly cooler Friday night In extreme north portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 72 Minimum At 8 A M Friday HI IJulnmll 260 Inches Not since Sept 12 of last year has there been a precipitation as heavy as that which fell on Mason City Thursday afternoon The 2J hour total recorded at 8 oclock on Sept 13 was 322 inches No month this year hna seen as large a total ns Thursdays storm alone Friday morning a wind blew briskly out of tho west It was chilly even tho a bright sun was on the job ;