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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 5, 1934, Mason City, Iowa riLON R I S MEM AR or n M r North Iowas DAILY PAPER toe flome THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AM NORTH IOWAN8 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XL FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY JULY 5 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 230 STATE PROBES CRASH AT ST ANSGAR CHURCH IS NOT SORRY THAT HE KILLED GENTRY Declares Victim Abused Mrs Gill Who Was Kind to Him BULLETIN JEFFERSON Wis July 5 Church alias George Slim King confessed slayer of Earl Gentry 47 former body guard of the grand dragon ol the Indiana Ku Klux Klan pleaded guilty to a charge of first degree murder in justice of the peace court here today and was bound over to circuit court for sentence JEFFERSON Wis July 5 Car Church captured as the slay er of Earl Gentry erstwhile body guard of D C Stephenson former Indiana Ku Klux Klan leader con fessed the crime the authorities said today shortly after he was ar rested at Fort Atkinson near here Sheriff Joseph T Lange and Fort Atkinson officers caught Church last night as he lay asleep in a vinery I am not sorry in the least for the act I committed as I feel that I did a good deed for society when I killed Earl Gentry Church an itinerant painter also known as George Slim King was quoted by Sheriff Lange as saying Was Kind to Him He committed the act he said be cause Mrs Carrie Gill 59 year old widowi accused of plotting with Church to bring about Gentrys abused by Gentry and because she was kind to me when I was sick Mrs Gill whose late husband was a well to do tavern keeper is being held for first degree murder and admitted the investigators said that she gave Church to slay Gentry She is known locally as the sunshine lady1 because of her acts of charity and pleasant tem perament Bullet in Head Gentrys body with a bullet wound in his head was found last by James Keeley then an editor of a Chicago newspaper appeared to be gaining ground Hundreds of persons however were treated for minor injuries from fireworks Among them 2200 in New York City Disturbed by Shots Keeley started his movement he sat at the bedside of his sick daughter who was disturbed by the barrage of shots that resounded Turn to rase 5 Column B Wea FORECAST IOWA Probably occasional showers or thunderstorms Thursday night or Friday Not quite so warm in extreme southeast portion Thursday night MINNESOTA Showers prob able Thursday night and Fri day cooler in north portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 81 Minimum in Night 64 At 8 A M Thursday 66 Rainfall 16 of an Inch Figures for 24 hour period ending Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 80 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Wednesday 66 Rainfall 93 of an Inch Two extended series of night and Wed nesday night brought an effective end to drought conditions in Mason City land Both visitations were of the kind that permits almost every drop to penetrate into the soil simi lar to spring and fall drizzles At the beet sugar plant north of the city the total for the two days up to 8 oclock Thursday morning was 97 of an inch as compared with 109 inches in Mason City There was a continuation of the rains Thursday forenoon with an addi tional tenth of an inch in the hour between 8 and 9 oclock When the rain stopped before noon Thursday 12 of an inch had been added to the total of the pre vious two days bringing it to 121 inches France Denies Any Part in German Conspiracy North Iowas Dry and Hot Spell Ended Heavy Rains Fall in All Sections Over Holiday North Iowas drought was broken completely over the Fourth of July holiday as the whole section re ceived heavy rains Mason City had had about an inch and afourth of moisture by Thursday noon from the rains that started falling Tuesday evening At Belrnond 213 inches fell Cresco and New Hampton reported a steady gentle rain and Dumont re corded 143 inches with more fall ing At Garner four cows and a horse were killed by lightning on the Henry Buseman farm south of Klemme where a silo was struck Lightning struck a silo on the F W Stevenson farm east of Gold field where wind damaged small buildings at the Otto Klinger and M S Olson farms Damage at Nashua The toolhouse and office com bined at Greenwood cemetery one mile east of Nashua was destroyed by lightning early Wednesday morning The tools were valued at and the building at 500 As smoke was still issuing from the safe Thursday it was not yet known whether the books and rec ords were safe The weather bureau held out the prospect of more showers through out the state Wednesdays heatwhieh preceded the rains in southern Iowa sent thermometers to 107 at Clarinda the top for the state but Atlantic and Council Bluffs were close be hind with 106 High winds accompanying the rains in some sections sent Fourth of July celebrants scurrying for shelter and caused several thou sand dollars in damage Boone Man Killed A Boone lineman Frank McKay 43 was killed while repairing a high tension wire Cyclonic winds ripped limbs from trees and wrecked small buildings at Toledo Holiday booths were scattered at a celebration near Sheldahl by high winds and considerable damage was reported on farms in that vicinity A barn on the farm of Olaf Erickson three miles south of Sheldahl was destroyed by fire Turn to Page 5 Column 1 SAN FRANCISCO RIOTS RESUMED Picket Injured as Policemen Charge Strikers Hurl Tear Gas Bombs SAN FRANCISCO July 5 JP Rioting broke out again waterfront here today on the Police charged a group of 200 strike pick ets and hurled tear gas bombs at the men At least one of the pickets was injured seriously Vassili Zakhar off a member of the marine cooks and stewards union was clubbed over the head and knocked uncon scious As the police charged the pickets hurled a few rocks Fire broke out in a boxcar con taining an automobile The fire de partment tore out the side of the car and extinguished the blaze A tear gas shell set fire to weeds on top or Rinccn nill The riot occurred at Bryant and Main streets near pier 30 Belt Line railroad engines whose crews previously had refused to move cars saying they feared for their safety chugged along the waterfront Shortly after 9 a m a total of 12 motor truck loads of merchan dise had been transported safely to a warehouse VON PAPEN WILL STAY IN CABINET IN NEW POSITION To Lose Vice Chancellor Post AntiJewish Drive Reopened A D STEFFERUD Copyright 1934 by Tne AaBociutcd Tress BERLIN July 5 French embassy issued tonight a formal protest to Germany in the form of a vigorous denial that France was the villain inthe for eign conspiracy phase of the re cent nazi revolt French sources said the protest would be presented at the Wilhelm strasse where it was said yester day French Ambassador Andre FrancoisPoncet was promised the German press would not drag France into a controversy over Hitlers charge that a now famous foreign power was involved This FrancoGerman storm broke just as the government was trying to leave the gruesomeness of the second revolution behind it and move on toward a consolidation of Chancellor Hitlers new position Blow Lid Off The German press blew the lid off the foreign power mystery tonight with charges that the lati General Kurt von Schleicher chan cellor for 58 days in 1032 had had dealings with France French Foreign Louis Bartnou the press said revealed von Schleichers plot to the British at Geneva on May 30 adding that Hitlers days are numbered The entire Berlin diplomatic corps has been cast under a shadow since Hitlers reference to the for eign power Various embassies transmitted informal protests com plaining that unless the power was specified every foreign nation might be considered to blame To Stay in Cabinet Franz von Papen the burr under the saddle of the nazi regime will be stripped of the vice chancellory the foreign department of the nazi party indicated today but he will ne permitted to remain in the cam net as Saar commissioner With the puzzling problem of vice chancellors disposition thus for the first time somewhat clarified re ports indicating that the nazis have reopened a vigorous antiJewish campaign in provincial centers claimed major attention Cardinal Held Prisoner Along with these reports were ru more that Cardinal Michael Fulhab er archbishop of Munich was being held prisoner These reports shared with others less well substantiated of a grow ing unrest and dissatisfaction out side the capital pointing to grow ing dissension and fear Vice Chancellor von Papens of fice next to that of Hitler was stripped of its papers and furnish ings from top to bottom and all his belongings taken to his home where his secretary said his office hence forth will be Papen Home Raided The Associated Press learned from Frau von Papen that their home too was raided again last night All the furniture was removed from von Papens old office and a scaffolding was erected outside the building for alterations and a thorough cleaning A party spokes man said an entire nazi staff would replace von Papens men in the vice chancellory Von Papen himself declined to be interviewed saying his position woud not be definitely fixed until after discussions with the chancel Dressler Condition Reveals No Change SANTA BARBARA Cal July 5 virtually no change in her condition since she passed a ma jor crisis a week ago Marie Dress ier 62 film star continued to rest comfortably today at the C K G Billirigs estate here where she is critically ill from a complication of I I ailments lor Remain in Berlin One of his secretaries said that the vice chancellor would remain in Berlin rather than take a leave for the sake of his health but a nazi party spokesman insisted that he would take a long rest Rudolph Hess minister without portfolio in the nazi cabinet rather than Hermann Wilhelm Goering Prussian premier is now being mentioned in some party circles as a possibility for vice chancellor Hitler was understood to feel that it would be better for the party if Hess who holds Hitlers power of attorney in all party matters should become vice chancellor Goering Powerful Now Goering it was felt has more power now than any nazi excepting the leader A nazi spokesman stated definite ly today that the executions follow Tnrn to Fagc S Column 2 NORTH IOWAS WORST AIR TRAGEDY IN PICTURES airplane skeleton and mass of wreckage in front of the Borchardt apartment house in southeast St Ansgar constituted a pyre late Wednesday for a pilot and four passengers uho hod hopned off five minutes previously from a pasture u quarter of a mile east ot that toivn Guards within a roped area on the street kept watch over the scene Wednesday nightin preparation for an inquiry by state au thorities The plane started its fatal plunge almost over the business section of the town where a July 4 celebration was under way It barely missed an electric light wire and one wing snsiiped off the top of a small hard maple tree just before propellor foremost the heavy 220 horsepower Wright whirdwind motor in the Ryan cabin plane bur rowed into the street at the edge of a sidewalk Symington 35 Ackley is shown beside one of thfi planes he piloted in his career as aviator He was doing a prosperous business taking up July Fourth celebrators at St Ansgar before he and four passengers were carried to their death in a disaster which stands as the worst in the history of North Iowa aeronautics passengers who died in the crash of Symingtons plane were two brothers Ed Libersky 36 and Vaney 30 Miss Gladys Ueker 20 the Globe Gazettes correspondent at Graf ton and Marvin Miller 20 also of Grafton All Engravings by Crash of Airplane Turns Celebration to Tragedy Ackley Aviator and 4 Other North lowans Are Victims By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE ST ANSGAR July motor sputtered a large plane dipped from side to side and plunged precipi tously downward shrieks pierced the air from occupants of the fall ing tremendous crash a burst of flame And this communitys day of joyous celebration almost in the twinkling of an eye had been con verted into a night of profound sor row Five young men and one been snuffed out in the worst aviation tragedy ever experienced in North Iowa The dead Fred Symington 35 Ackley pilot Gladys Ueker 20 Grafton Marvin Miller 20 Grafton Ed Libersky 30 St Ansgar Vaney LiOersky 30 St Ans Wednesday night as St Ansgar went through the motions of com pleting its Fourth of July celebra tion the crash which carried a barnstorming pilot and his four pas sengers to their death after a brisk day of business was the topic of hushed conversation in dozens of groups Music Became a Dirge There was brave effort to enter into the spirit of a bowery dance but the presence nesruy of the charred and twisted remains of theillfated airplane made a dirge of all mu sic Thoughts were on the five bodies burned almost beyond recognition in Turn lo Paiffi 3 Column I FOURTH SAFEST FOR FIVE YEARS 176 Lose Lives on Holiday Nine Fatalities Fewer Than Last Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS America celebrated its 158th birthday anniversary in the sanest manner in recent years with the lowest number of deaths since 1929 A total of 176 men women and children gave up their lives on the anniversary of the signing of the declaration of independence a drop of nine from last year and only about onethird of the number who perished in 1931 The sharpest decrease was in the number who died as a result of the j use of fireworks Only three per sons perished from this cause as compared with seven in 1933 A five year old Chinook Mont girl was one of the victims Another was a Negro woman killed in Min neapolis when a rocket skipped over the ground and struck her in the chest as she stood amid a crowd of celebrators Killed by Fireworks At Canton Okla a wild rocket part of a municipal fireworks dis play killed Calvin Howery 23 of Fairview Wednesday night and in jured several others in the crowd none seriously Thus the campaign for a safe and sane fourth started in 1907 Turn In faff IV Column 11 MOTOR FAILURE SEEN AS CAUSE OFFATAL WRECK jatschet Chairman of Aeronautics Board Arrives at Scene ST ANSGAR July repre sentative of the state board of aeronautics came here today to in vestigate the airplane crash late Wednesday afternoon which car ried five persons to their deaths The site of the tragedy and the ivreckage were guarded until his arrival Charles W Gatschet of DKS Moines chairman of the state board of aeronautics was named to investigate the crash This was the first accident which the commis sion has been called upon to inves tigate since the new aeronautics law became effective June JO The commissions report will he filed with the adjutant general and federal authorities it was stated in word received here from Des Moines Steps Not Revealed Various steps involved in the in vestigation were not revealed An inspection of the debris and an or der for the removal of the wreck age were expected from the com mission representative Witnesses said they believed the motor of the plane sputtered sever al times while it was over the busi ness district and that the pilot was attempting to land as quickly as possible with the failing motor when the crash occurred F R Shelledy of Qsage coroner of Mitchell county stated Thurs day morningtnatno inguest would lie held in connection withrttB crash He said hebelieved that an inquest was not necessary as how the victims came to their deaths was clear Symington Was Pilot Fred Symington of Ackley was the pilot of the ill fated plane which he had purchased last spring The bodies of the four passengers Ed and Vancy Libersky of St Ans ar and Marvin Miller and Gladys Ueker of Grafton were burned be yond recognition Only the metal parts of the plane badly charred remained of the ship Ervin Meyer of Aeklev accom panied Symington on his flight from Ackley to St Ansgar Meyer stated Symington found the motor in per fect condition and then started taking up passengers attending the holiday celebration for SI a ride He took up many passengers during the afternoon before the tragedy oc curred Road Worker Killed by Dynamite Blast DELMAR July 5 McClimon 35 a road worker was instantly killed this morning when a stick of dynamite exploded in hi hands while he was attempting to affix a percussion cap PASSENGERS ABOARD ILL FATED BARNSTORMING PLANE 40 CAREERS Women today as neverbefore are seeking economic business and civic pursuits in the arts and professions For the first time in American history we have a woman in the cabinet another as minister to Denmark To assist wo men in determining careers our Washington Information Bureau of fers a booklet of practical sugges tions questions and answers on feminine vacations Earning pros jpects and educational requirements are examined for every occupation from aviation radio law medicine literature to the stage social serv ice teaching Other sections cover banking advertising and 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