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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 4, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas QAILY PAPEI Edited for the Home AND MASON DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE GENTS PEE COPY HOME DITION ASSOCIATED PRESS 1 wmB REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 4 1929 MAN HELD PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 231 EATHS OF SIX Mountain Climbers Plunge Into Deep Rainier Crevasse I TWO MEN THOT DEAD IN EFFORT TO REACH CAMP Body of One Victim Is Still Buried Under Ice HARADISE INN RAINIER NA TIONAL PARK Wash July 4 ice slopes of Mount Rainier were being searched today tg ifor Forrest Greathpuse Seattle A high school football coach who with tidn down in a fiPSSKft i t Milwaukee attorney was killed and Great house was believed to have lost his life Three of the remaining four were injured Robert Strobel of Ta corna D Yancy Bradshaw of Cam bridge Mass and E P Weatherly of Kansas City Mo Survivor Calls for Help First news of the tragedy came here yesterday when Strobel reeled into a camp at Murl and called for help Charles Brown vet eran mountaineer and governmen ranger set out alone from ParadiM Inn and located Brigham Weatherly and BradshaW Wetzels body was located by mountain guides and brot down the mountain with great dif ficulty Brigham said he and the fiva others had climbed to the peak of Rainier 14408 feet above sea level and were corning down the moun tain tandem fashion each tied to a single rope The accident occurred when al six were creeping along a treacherous icy trail Wetzel had collapsed during the ascent and was near exhaustion As they made their way downward step by step some one slipped pulling the entire party over a ledge and the men fell sev cral hundred feet down the crevasse Strobel managed to catch and cling to a ledge about 30 feet above the others but the line holding Wetzel broke and ho holled about half a mile down the frozen steep Brigham said Greathouse fell below the other four and was crushed by B huge piece of ice Four Soon Recovered lorigbam said he and the other three men soon recovered and that ha chopped Greathouae free of the Ice Strobel finally got a foothold on TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 7 OFFERED FARM POST Associated Press Photo W S Moscrlp Lalitt Elmo head of a cooperatlvo dairy has been offered a place on the federal farm board by Presi dent Hoover Moscrin declined the place but has been asked to reconsider FIRE CONTINUES TO SWEEP OVER WESTERN AREA Blaze Threatens Apache Indian Reservation in Arizona EXPLOSION IN OMAHA BUILDING TAKES 2 LIVES Fireworks Blast Wrecks Structure Victims on Top Floor OMAHA July 4 persona were killed in afireworks explo sion and fire whick wrecked the four story building of the Brinn and Jen sen wholesale paper and notions company here lateyesterday The are llyrofu Jensen j8 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen If folks is badmannered enough to call when its our supper time Im badman nered enough to let em set in the livin room while we SAN FRANCISCO July 4 The fire demon continued to feast today upon the choice scenery and pretty homes of Mill Valley and upon forests and grain fields elsewhere in California and Arizona In two places in the canyons and ridges above Mill Valley and in the Apache Indian reservation of east ern Arizona the demon still ate greedily The Mill Valley fire was believed to have been diverted from the town and surrounding residen tial districts but was crawling up to the wooded slopes of Mount Tamalpas to die First news of the Apache reserva tion fire reached Phoenix late last night Telephone operators reported a fierce conflagration in the area which is the center of one of the largest pine forests in Arizona A wall of smoke rolled thru the white mountain region It was so thick in Springerville that breathing was difficult Springerville vis north and well outside the reservation Little information about the blaze was available Because telephone lines to White river near the center of the reservation were down A fire at ONeals Madera county Cai swept 90000 acres destroying danch homes cattle grain and dry feed before it was brot under con trol yesterday Five hundred fire fighters last night succeeded in checking a con flagration which had burned Inter mittently in the Santa Cruz moun tains 75 miles south of here for three days The blaze charred about 35 square miles of mountain scen ery These mountains are among popular vacationing places in the state A volunteer army of fighters was called out to save the 1Ule town of Mount Mermon An other fire near Ben Lomond also in the Santa Cruz mountain arsa j was checked after It had covered 3000 acres of homes and timber land concern They were trapped oh the top floor of the building along with three otheir workers who escaped One of the three William Foil 16 was burned slightlybefore firemen could reach him with a ladder On Second Floor The bodies were found on the second floor to which they had fall en thru the wreckage They were burned beyond outward recognition Less than five minutes after the first explosion the building was an inferno For an hour the fire threat ened nearby buildingsin the whole sale district before brot under con trol by practically the entire Omaha fire department Sky rockets and et pieces shot in all directions while police struggled to hold back a crowd of several thousand Tho loss tothe building and con tents was estimated by J P Jensen the president Cause of the explosion has not been definitely determined but Loth hardt Jensen another son advanced tho belief that dynamite mistaken for powder and placed In an aerial bomb was jarred off A quantity of the explosive was stored on the fourth floor he said Suffer Minor Injuries A dozen firemen suffered minor Injuries in fighting the flames but remained on duty Several persons were knocked down and bruised by a bursting fire hose Myron Jensen who perished in thr blaze was student at Kemper Mili tary academy He was working for his father during the summer vaca tion Mr Jensen lost another son in a similar fire two ago Fire Chief Patrick Cogan announ ced after the fire had been extin guished that he would seek passage of a city ordinance prohibiting the storing of fireworks wlthtn thecity SPEAKING OF SPEED RECORDS Hudkins Pays for Not Fighting Allied Stalling Is Cause for Record Fine SAN FRANCISCO Jfuly 4 Ace Hudkins received a financial vallopiug yesterday which is be leved to be without equal in boxing circles The Nebraska wildcat was fined 513000 by the state athletic com mission for alleged stalling in a list ess 10 round bout here last Friday invwhich hewon the decision ovei Charley Belanger Canadian Ugh ivyweight Belanster drew a fine commissions ictlon1 Viii Interest of clean boxing and to pro tect thepatrons of the sport was as drastic in a monetary way as any cose on record Hudkins hue been guaranteed 15000 The cum mission allowed 2000 for training expenses Belanger was given for expenses Bobby Johnson local referee was indefinitely suspended for failure to follow instructions Before UK fight William Hanlon chairman o the commission notified the referei that if the bout looked bad to throw the men from the ring MADRID GREETS SPANISH FLYERS Four Aviators and Rescuers Are Feted in Spanish Capital CLARENCE DUBOSE Associated Press Staff Cor respondent MADRID Spain July 4 The Spanish transAtlantic flyers and the five British officers of H MS Eagle who saved them after being seven days lost in midAtlan tic near the Azores came to Madrid together on a special track from Algcciras this morning to be greeted with an ovation such aa this capital rarely has seen Madrid sleeps late ordinarily but today at dawn thousands were crowded around the railway station waiting to see Maj Ramon Franco his three companions and their Brit ish rescuers when finally the train arrived from Algeciras a small city opposite Gibraltar they broke thru v TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 7 DELAWARE LINES UP WITH ROADS Half Million Dollar Issue Is Passed by Three to One Majority MANCHESTER July 4 a three to two majority Delaware county yesterday passed a second primary road bond issue of 500000 The vote was 1224 to 848 The bonds will pave highway No 13 from Manchester south to the Linn county line The first issue of 51700000 was used to pave high way No 20 the countys principal east and west highway Almost a 9 to 1 vote for the bonds was cast in Manchester where the final figures were 653 to 74 Adams fownshCp which includes the town of Ryan voted 153 to 46 for the issue Towns voting unfavorably were Hopkins 49 to 56 Earlville 25 to 56 and Delhi 17 to 45 Three Business Firms in Clermont Robbed CLERMONT July 4 business houses here were entered by thieves last night Oil a contain er and some cash was taken from a filling station nnd merchandise from the Hoffman Clothing store Nothing was missed from another oil station which also was entered Tire marks were the only clews We will always maintain that Iho tennis court has a certain lure thai Is lacking on the baseball diamond until Babe Ruth Insists on playing without Her aidStar Two Flyers Are Nearing Flight Mark CLEVELAND July 4 regarding hazards that for a time seemed to threaten the blue mono plane City of Cleveland Pilots Roy L Mitchell and Byron K Newcomb wheeled about Cleveland airport to day in a trying battle against hope and fatigue as they approached by little better than one day the worlds record for refueling endurance flights Tonight they come within 24 hours of the worlds record for re fueled endurance flights Tonight they come within 24 hours of the worlds record of 172 hours 32 minutes and one second established recently in Ft Worth by Reginald Robbins and James Kel loy Nemcomb and Mitchell have flown above the airport here since Friday night six days at the same hour this evening Except for weather predictions flying conditions seemed propitious Rain was predicted for Cleveland but this partially was overcome in a scheduled flight to Akron Ohio Another difficulty which seemed for a time to threaten the flight was scoffed at last night Photographs showed that a rent had appeared in the left wing of the plane After this announcement was published Ernest Basham pilot of the refuel ing pline declared that the hole had bee there since early in the TO 1AGE 14 COLUMN 7 RELIGIOUS CULT LEADER AND HIS FAMILY KILLED anatic Denies Know ledge of Killing Man Wife 4 Children DETROIT July 4 of a stained razor edged knife a short ax and a pair of freshly washed shoes in the barn of Angelo Depoli 34 led to his arrest lata last night in connection with the slaying1 of Benny Svangreiista divino tiro OFFICER KILLED IN GUN BATTLE Murderer Captured 60 Miles Away As He Sought to Escape in Auto SPRINGFIELD Ohio July 4 JP policeman was killed and an other was critically wounded in a gun battle in a hotelearly today with a man who was wounded and later captured 60 miles away as he sought to escape in an automobile which had caused police to enter his room to question him concerning its ownership The man registered at the hotel late yesterday as K L Varl Toledo Ohio The officers were found lying side by side in his room after the Bhoot ing Detective Oliver Hoiderby dead of three wounds and his part ner Howard Roush lying uncon scious with four wounds in the body Capture of the gunman followed his attempt to obtain medical treat ment at South Charleston where a physician notified police The prlo oner bore three bullet wounds Benny phet of a vangeiista divine pro religious cult his wifa TWO MILLION IN WHISKY STOLEN PAPER REPORTS Barrels in Governmen Warehouse Found to Contain Water July 4 Tribune said today that 50000 gallons of bonded whiskey estimated at boot eg prices to be worth 52000000 as been stolen from the SIbley ave lue warehouse the government con entration depot for the middle west The thefts said the paper have ien going on for a month The Tribunes information was to the ef ect that an 84 page typewritten re ort was in the hands of Dr James Doran prohibition commissioner The report was said to have stated that 738 barrels of whiskey lad been tampered with and that 542 barrels had been found to con aln colored water instead of whis and four children The body of Evangeliata the head vfTjd and lying on the floor be side the chair on which it slujtiped hjshome reil kestatef a business Police discovered the bodies of Mrs Evangelista and her children all in bed horribly mutilated Arms of one of tho children were ampu tated and the heads of all wero al most severed Says Ho Knew Fumily Depoli held for investigation ad mitted acquaintance with the fam ily but denied any connection with the murders Police said the knife found in his barn a curved blade of the type commonly used in cutting bananas from the stalk was freshly stained with what appeared to bo blood A chemical analysis of the spots was to be made today The suoca were still damp from a recent washing police said Depoli said he knew nothing of any of the objects which brot suspicion upon him Study of tho strango cult which Evangelista headed nnd the fact that money Jewelry and papers in tha house were untouched led police to believe the slayings were the work of a religious fanatic The Evangelista cult was known as the Union Federation of America and apparently was founded by Evangelista in Philadelphia 20 yoara ago Claimed Pouer of Gatf Claiming the power of God TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUMN 7 Rites Held at Blue Eartk for Pioneei BLUE EARTH Minn July 4 The funeral of Mrs Margaret Sco ville 81 who died at the home o her daughter at Marvil Minn war held at the Methodist church here Mrs Scoville was one of the coun tys pioneers coming here from he birthplace in Canada than OC years ago Wea iey Dr Doran was quoted the Tribune as saying in Washngton that the investigation was about completed I dont know just how many bar els are affected the newspaper him as saying It is pos iible that 500 barrels were tamp ered with but I do not think that many were removed There are 3 300 to 4000 barrels In the ware house The commissioner believed S2000000 estimate too high The report to Washington said the Tribune stated that there were around 80000 cases of 100 proof whiskey in the warehouse and that the governments tests nhowed that at least 8000 cases each containing three gallons had water substituted for whiskey Neither E C Yellowley local pro hibition administrator nor George Hurlburt his assistant could be reached for confirmations of the re port Yellowley was understood to be In Washington and Hurlburt is in California IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Thursday night in north portion local thunder showers In south portion Xhurs day afternoon Cooler day night Friday partly cloudy and cooler In extreme cast por tion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending nt 8 a m Thursday Warmest Wednesday 83 Coolest in Night flO At 8 A M Thursday Rainfall 01 Theweather mans warning that local showers might fall on the fourth of July appears to have been quite well grounded Wednesday night there was a pair of brief ahowcra in Mason City one of them a bit of hall Thursday ning dawned clear but iutermit in the forenoon tho sun was hidden by clouds It was the kind of weather out of which July show era are born in Iowa ;