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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 26, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER FOR fair Monday night and Tuesday no decided change in temperature FOR Monday and Tuesday except somewhat un settled in northwest portion slightly colder Monday night In north portion AND MASON CITY REPORT DAILY TIMES NORTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the Homes UNITED FRB33 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLBMENTAL BEKYICB NO 67 1 Burning of Hotel Register Complicates Search for Bodiesin Ruins HOPEWELL Dec iireblackened riiins of tho Grand Cen tral hotSl hero were searched today tc determine whether six unaccounted for patrons lost their lives In the Christmas morning blaze that des troyed the building The missing are Charles Cocke and Lulher llaiu nionil of Hoiiewell Mr ami Mrs Maude of South Sarolina a Vlr cinian named Kirtcnbush and H Mr Stillborn of Massachusetts Complete identity of the missing wits not at once available because tho hotel register wasburned It was known however that Mr and li Maude were bride and brfegropm There were no children tho 50 guests registered many ot whom had loft to spend the holidays at home L L Edwards acting night clerk discovered the fire when It ate Us way thru a thin partition between the lob by and a furniture store that shatci tho lower floor Ho ran to the second floor to spread the warning collapsing there in a smoke filled corridor A po liceman who entered by a fire dragged Edwards to safety Persons on the second floor escaped down the stairways but many on tlie fiocr abovo had to wait until1 firemen rescued them One couple tied sheets together and slid down them to ground for bodies was Lindy Tunes Airplane for Another Hop Permitted to Spend a Quiet Christmas With Mother No Formality MEXICO CIT5V ol Charles A Lindbergh today turned his thots toward his best mission of good will his flight to the capitals of central America and Havana Cuba After a day spent in studying again he maps of the countries he intends 0 traverse the Lone Eagle intended to test out the Spirit of St Louis to day and tomorrow he will be free to spend the entire day grooming the ilane for his hopoff for Guatemala Wednesday Mother lo watch Start Whether tho flyers mother who was not present when he hopped off on his Ifew York to Paris and Wash ngton to Mexico City flights will see ier son start In his latest venture was doubtful Mrs Lindbergh said she1 was undecided as to whether she would be on hoiway back to her Detroit class room beforo tho flying colonel left Valbuena Using the plane in which his mother ourneyed to join him from Detroit Toione Lindbergh planned to take up tfrs Morrow and tile wives of em bassy staff members and iierhnris ome of the themselves Mexican government officials ind foreign newspapermen This after noon will be devoted to the ambassa MS TO THE FOX i Secrecy Surrounds Rout ing of Train Plane May Be Brot Into Use ABOARD CASCADE LIMITED parently resigned to his fate William ISdwnrd Hiciunan sped southward today in a heavily guarded Pullman towardLos Angeles where he will face an ever tighteningchain oC evidence by whichthe slate expects to prove guilty of tho kidnaping and mur der of littlo Marian Parker In view of Uio possibility or en countering violence in secrecy was attached to the routing of j the Pullman At Portland it was hooked to the Cascade limited of the Southern Pacific lines which is dub at Oakland nt 9 oclock tonight Tho official party which Included District Attorney Asa Keyes and Chief of Police lames 13 Davis of Los I Angeles and a small army of news papermen kept a close witch on tbc prisonor to foiestall any more at make at suicide He tcmlts a side wall piling debris v that moved before a complete check possible The greatest loss was suffered oy the furniture store approximately Mother Baby Fatally Burned TLTLSA Dec Ernie Jack 8 and her son Gerald were fatally burned ir the explosion of a stove at the home Mrs Cynthia Caldwell in Gardci City a suburb where they nere ut a Christmas dinner yesterday Tiiree others are in a hospital dors reception for American colonv nembers Has Quiet Christinas The famous flyer had his wish Christmas in spendingthe day quiet ly with as guests of Am bassador Morrow at the American em Besire was of any kind and lie spentIturowsiriff thru the embassy library chatting nuietly with hismother and the Mor row family and In scanning maps of the routes over which lie will fly Hoabandoned a plan to visit Vai buena fielrt in the afternoon and fly the plane In which his mother arrived from Detroit He decided it would be an imposition upon the mechanics to ask them to come out on Christmas Jay and prepare the machine for flight i REFUSED TO BUY BUSIEST CORie Pair of Shoes and Too Much for Chicago Lot 60 Years Ago CHICAGO Dec op Kportunity to buy the northwest corn er of Stato and Matfison streets for pair of shoes and wag refused years ago by James Odam of Eu Texas Ranchers Complain Motorists Shoot Domestic Animals at Night for Deer SAN ANGBLO Dec are complaining that mo S W10 hUnt at nlsht tried twice to tako bis own life Sat urday night in jail at PenJIeton where ho was held after his capture near there last Thursday May Proceed by Airplane Whether Hicknian will be picked up by airplane and rushed into the south ern city remained an official secret An airplane which took ono at the Los Angeles officers north last week was understood to be at Corning theVtraiiS reach 4 oclock this afternoon The limited ordinarily does not stop at Cornine Tho accused youth had recovered some ot Ills poise which left him Sat as the officers from Los Angteles entered his cell and took their first good Jook at him Aroused from sleep to look into the eyes of the California officers Hick man went into hysterics Ho lay on the floor for a moment and was picked up by one of the officers who said I have a message frpm man where is she Come let me sec her face Hickman shouted Do you want to know what Marian TURN TO PAGE 13 Iowa he related while spend Christmas with his daughter yes I turned down that offer as a bad Odam sighed It was too much money I i The corner now one of most busy in the world is worth several million dollars Odam who will ba 101 years old next March was born in Ireland and came to America when 2 years old Three solid meals a day and a good ffhta sleep ara his recommendation for longevity AUNT HET By Robert Guillen can undeisland most things but I cant under stand Hint spiteful Sal lie Marten always mannges to ball on the day I aint had time to dust the setthi1 ang domestic animals deerin the dask Tho hunters usually use tho elaro C their automobile lights to spot an imals in bushes but often rail to Iden tify them lully The deer and fre quently the cows or ewes move out of the automobile light but their are so bright that the marksmen rsmen are able to get them with their rifles Shootin o of game after sunset Is r nse by law but some ranch Workers Take Precautions Against Rough Seas Drop Big Anchors PHOVINCEIOWN Bee 20 salvage fleet off this port Insist the ony Vay to enforce tho prohibition ia to permit the shooting of hunters who roam about in tho night The GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet About Kitchens How the kitchen EO as to save steps and accomplish the most work with the least effort Scientific research has demon strated that housework may IK vastly reduced by better arrange ment oC tho equipment used A kitchen Is the center of household effort and Us arrangement equip ment light ventilation and clean liness cnn simplify the days work in a remarkable degree This government booklet offered thru Washington Information bureau tells all about kitchen ar rangement Fully illustrated with plans and sketches Use the coupon Frederic J Haslrin Director The iUnson City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C P tunnj uuen ing preparations or making fast nt Frederic J Director Tho Mason City GlobeGazelle Information Hurcau D C I enclose herewith four cents in stamps for n ropy ot Hie booklet CONVENIENT KITCH ENS Street City her anchorage the Falcon from which divfcrs have been engaged in work on tho sunken S4 Permanent mooring for tho mine sweeper were deemed necessary as a precaution ngainst the severe weather that Is customarily experienced here duringthe Huge Anchors Dropped pound anchors have been put down at the bow and stern and four pounders at the quar ters will follow As an added measure the superin tendent of lighthouses at Boston lias been Instructed to place gas and whistling buoys above the submer that its position may always becertain Eivera from the Falcon who spen most of Christmas day aboard the SC a sister ship of the sunken craft familiarizing themselves with tho In tricacies of her construction In prep aration foi work on the S4 were ready today to begin operations on the shattered bulk so soon as other things are ready Two Tunnels Manned The first step when permanent mooring for the Falcon are complete will be to finish the second of two I tunnels which aro being burrowed un der tho SI thru which cables aro to bo passed and pontoons attached A survey of tho stern showed it was much less deeplyimbedded fn mud nt first was reported and there wna a Possibility that loopF might bo passcti under the hull there without the necessity of a tunnel The first opening mirier tho Sls hull was pushed thru about 10 feet back Mm bow nnd the in pro cess of beingblown out by divers Is about ID feet aft cif tho bow Shipping Association Cuts Debts and Reduces Book Accounts EMMONS Dec Farmers Shipping association has had a very successful year More than n thousand dollars was paid off from the debts Tho business is on a practically cash basts and alt book accounts have been reduced with no new accounts opened Mr Monson tho manager lias shown that ho is n conservative buyer Buying in corn lots and pay ing cash ho cnn get special low prices on feed The elevator recently has sold three car loads ot corn and two cars of feed There will not bo much grain shipped out this winter U will be all right for 1S2S to come in unclothed Polltlels will soon make it hot for the poor Moines Gundersons in Family Reunion at Forest City West Point Son Is Home FOUEST CITY and Mrs Ounderson arc happy In the coming last Friday oC their laughter from ifibhing1 where flic has been teaching in the famous five million dollar high school several years On Sunday morning their son Har vey arrived from West Point N where he is a cadet at tho United States military academy Last year he was listed as one of the 13 dis tinguished cadets for meritorious scholarship out of Iiis class of 210 members Herald Beckjorden another Forest City boy who la making good and who has spent the last several months in Xcw York ia here for a visit wllh relatives and with the Gunderson fam ily while his former schoolmate pal Harvey Is homeduring Christ mas leave Paikersburg Woman Dies at Sons Home Funeral Services Monday P M 13UMONT Dec Symona Allen Iarkcraburg died at tho home son Harry Friday evening Mrs Allen has been 111 with anemia for sev eral months but was able to come licre a few days before Thanksgiving for 11 visit She was taken very 111 the Monday fallowing Thanksgiving Her laughter Mrs Hutli Christopher of has been here helping care for her and other relatives have been hero at different times to see her She leaves besides the eon Harry and daughter Ruth a daughter Miss Alcen of Waterloo two sons Will of Hicks and son in the navy Tho body was taken to ttriiny and funeral services will bs held Monclay Afternoon Allison Deputy Clerk Resigns Her Position ALLISON Dec 26 Mies Ruth Shafer haaresigned her position as deputy clerk and has returned to her homo at Greene for an indefinite length of time Visit in AlJson ALLISON Dec Hamilton and a friend of Leroy visluld In tho A Johnson home Thursday wing They left Frjdny morning Houthorn part ot tho state TWO CAUAR WOMENUED Mrs James Staska Burns Self While Frying Bacon CALMAR Dec James Stnsku had tho misfortune to burn herself last Thursday while cooking with hot lard Mra Staska was fry Ing bacon and in some manner the skillet turned over and the hot grease was spilled on her lower limbs Med ical aid was summoned anil tho injured woman Is resting easily Mrs A Mc Lane also had a misfortune befall her last week Sbo slipped nnd fell and injured her hip An examination dis closed no broken bones but Mrs Mc Lane is unable to walk nt the present time Murder NAVY WILL SEND LOS ANGELES TO in Gun Battle MilitiaJs gan After the battle calls were sent to Chattanooga and Nashville for na tional guardsmen Gov Henry Ilor ton In XashvHIc Indicated that a de tachment would leave as quickly as to aid in maintaining order The town of Inhabitants lapsed Into apparent nuiet after the shooting Mitchell High School Cagers Score a Victory GRAFTON Dec schools basketball team scored a 33 to t victory over tlio local school five here last weekend It was a one sided game from start to finish Visit in Mnrblc Uoclt aiAHBLK Dec Pierce linotype operator of Chicago and Itay Sourn of Chliticotho arc spending tho Christmas holiday nt their homes hero Stork Makes Three Visits at Caimar Dec seven pound sou Ttoger Boo was born to Mr and Mrs Ralph Wesselmann Mr and Mrs Kdwnrd llruskn irc the GlolxvOazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Mon day 10 Sun At THO tror liko period ending nt day morning Maximum Minimum Two more days than Sat urday and Christmas day seldom come consecutively in Decomber Monday dawned foggy with the sun trying to j pieicf tho fog Tho wlnrl was In tho1 11 n i nfwinn was in tho parents of a baby boy A danghler f south The mercury was doing a was barn to Mr Mrs will Hchot1 rather lso frnm the Will Rogers HILLS Dec 25 the neckties were all vft and the BOX were all too small So there Is practically nothing I can do but just ait and wait for anotljcr holiday failed us this time wo will all see what he brings us on next November fourth I nrn just afraid it 111 another red nerktio Vpurs pessmistloatly TJouRns just an ideal Christ mas day MereIn California a cold drizzling rnir all dny T was In hope tho weather would IK and the sun would shine but It didnt Copyright JM7 Shotguns and Pistols Play as Law Enforcement Factions Clash SOUTH PITTSBURGH Dee militiamen patrolled tbis small industrial town today to suard against passible echoes to a brief but withering flare of gunfire which ast night resulted In death po Ice officers and serious wounds tor our others nil members of warring law enforcement factions Meanwhile state authorities endea vored to penetrate the maze of con flicting evidence and the confusion iirot by tho affair in order to fix blame for the fray Witnesses Bald that less than a mln uto TVIIH consumed by the encounter with shotguns and pistols Sheriff Heads Death List Sheriff Wash Coppinger deputy Sheriff L A Hennessey City Mar shal Ewiiiff Smith night Marshal Ben Parker and special Policeman O H Larowe are dead Chief of police Jumea Connor was taken to a hospital whore physicians held no hope for his recovery Deputy Sheriff Fayette Nel son and special policeman Charles Pitt man and John Bates suffered less serious wounds The fatal interchange of shots was described as tho culmination of afeud between county city offi cers growing out ot a strike in a local manufacturing plant County offi cers are alleged to sympathized with the Etrlkera while city officers and Bpecial policemen were detailed to aland guard over property affected bj the walkout 1 oil IriVthl The fatal skirmish was traced to a minor conflict by Thomas deputy sheriff and brother ot the po Hco chief He said that in a scuffle early last night city officers had drawn a pistol on him Later ho said he sheriff Copping er and several other deputies encoun tered memberu of tho city force nnd strike breakers on tho streets When sheriff Coppljiger attempted to arrest members of tho opposing group for drawing a pistol on Connor tho latter said the gunfire began Snjs Smith Flreil First Ho charged Smith fired the first Kliot Hennessey was tho Ilrst to fall it was said Jim Connor re tion Picks Up Broken Distress Message WASHINGTON Doc The navy department today ordered tho nitship Los Angeles made ready to take tho air In search of the Gray son plane the Dawn Assistant Secretary Jlobinion Issued he orders for tho Los Angeles which will start its search aa soon as the ship can bo made ready unless word from tie Dawn is received in the meanj line There promised to be a slight de lay becauso many members oC the lax Angeles crew wore on leave It waa folt that tha big airship would proro of great assistance in tlia search because of her cruisins ability In addition to the Los Angeles navy department also orderedtwo destroyers at Boston to make n search sail aa soon as emergency crews can be put aboard Theres Still a Hope Naval officers pointed out that Dawn was designed tor flight over water and that If she camo down on tho sea surface there was thivt slio still was floating The Los Angeles s now nt her basa at Lakehurst N and navigation officers here tlsured that it would take her about sixteen hours to reach the vicinity of Sable Island where It Is believed the Dawn came down These officers familiar with weath er conditions In northern Atlantic wa ters believe that the greatest er to tha occupants of JDawn would bo that of freezing1 to a plane was forced down on ono of lakes and that aJtho It weathered tho tvavos the occupants wero found exposure MESSAGE PICKED UP NEW YORK Dec Radio messages from tho graveyard or the Atlantic today Indicated that Mre Frances Grayson Wilson and three companions in amphibian plane the Dawn had battled a north Atlan tic storm a few hundred miles from Harbor Grace Newfoundland their lestinatton in a flight from Now York An interrupted message picked mcsaacre nlCKpti im ports saia continued to fire after he by the Canadian government wireless fell with a shotgun load in his men Witnesses declared that the action was so rapid that no coherent description could be given they also declined to offer statements as to those who bad engaged in the battle outside of the casualties The Etreets in the neighborhood were aimost deserted when tho firing be Biliy Sundays Son Weds in Tijuana to Escape California 3Day Limit LOS ANGELES Deo Paul Sunday can of Billy Sunday and Mrs Elcno Herbert until a year ngo living in Chattanooga Were married at Tijuana Mexico yester lay George Sunday brother of the bridegroom said today the Mexican marriage was elected because Califor nias threeday marriage license Inn ircventefl their setting married In timo to leave tonight for tho cast Tlio coupto was attended by W A Sunday a third brother and re turned here Saturday night They left at V oclock tonight for Chicago to join and Mrs VT A Billy Sunilny nt WInona Lalie Intl From there they will continueto New York to sail Jan 7 on tho Franca for a European tour station on Sabla Island 110 southeast of Nova Scotia Indicated he craft met trouble somewhere in ho stormy waters of tho north At antic Canadians io CoOperate While forces in American and points alonsr the New England coast watchtd for trace of the plant Canadian government agencies ana Newfoundland authorities prepared to send rescue craft on a search A gale however delayed the start of the searching Interrupted YORK Doc Frances Wilson plane Dawn flushed something gona wrong to tho Canadian government radio station at Sabls Island At last night tha Associated Press was advised todaj A broken message with H tragic phrnse ending With the letters nco and signed w M U was tho slender thread upon which hope hung today that the four oc cupants of the plans might etill allyo Tho Canadian radio station that the strength of the signals led them to Judge tho distance at SO to 100 miles Several nhipg listened for her siff TUfty TO PAGE 13 Strange Malady About to Take Fourth Victim in North Dakota Family N U Dec vms abandoned today for tho recovery of Wayne Boettcber who Is siiffcrlng from encephalyliu or in flammation of the brain which In the past month has caused tho ot hf motor a alstor and a brother Physicians have been fn tiio malady whlvh since last Thankffrlvlng dny from om member of tlio family to another Emll O lioettriier a farmer father of Wayne not ifon affec ted thp cllnoac POOR PA By Claude Callan beau give hnr such nu expensive present lliat an lalks like hes nlrrmly IHMson ;