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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT IASON CITYJQWAJIONDAY1TTTTY H O M E EDITION tmiTED AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE i y ivJU pj II V SO AVIATORS BEGIN HOP TO ROME Illinois CONFESSES TO STRANGLING HER VICTIM ON BED Tired of His Excessive Drinking Wife Tells Officers TOULON 111 July 8 Weaver 21 a woman of great size and strength was held today for the torch murder of her com mon law husband Wilmer T Kitsel nian 52 Sire feet tall and weighing 230 pounds the young woman told of strangling Kitselman wrapping his body in a quilt rolling it down stairs leading it into an automobile and of driving into the country where sha dumped it by the road side poured naphtha over it and Rockefeller Pleased Happy on 90th Birthday Has Nothing but then touched a match Kitselman himself a big man weighing 200 pounds and her signed confession would have been less plausible were it not that she her self is large and muscular For sev eral days after the burning body was found by two farm boys July 1 it remained unidentified Disgusted With Drinking After two hours questioning the Weaver woman detailed for county officers the story other affair with Kitselman and its ending Her con fession told of her growing disgust with KitselniEus habit of drinking to excess He came to our room over the gambling at Wyoming 111 Sunday morning June the confession as released by officers said He had been drinking He grabbed a chair and tried to strike me with it I got away from that Then he tore a mirror from the wall and brot it down on my head It smashed in thousand pieces and almost stunned me Finally I got him on the bed and cat watching him an hour He got up drank some more and fell back on the bed in a stupor Strangled With Belt I took off his belt and punched more holes in it so I could draw it tighter Then I pulled it around his neck until he got blue in the face Then I hooked it It was about a m Sunday Most of the folks in town were at church I pulled the old patchwork quilt from under him and threw it over his head It seemed a long time that lie continued moving under the quilt Finally he was still I got some fish line and tied Mm up bending him so his chin rested on his knees I rolled him the bed and wrapped the quilt around him like a bundle She told of rolling it down the stairs into her car and of driving off the main road for a little fre TURN TO PAGE u COLUMN 3 ORLEANS STRIKE AWAITS ACTION OF GOVERNMENT Labor Department Offi cials on Way to Settle Strike TARRYTOWN N Y July 8 John D Rockefeller master of the fine art of living celebrated his ninetieth birthday anniversary to day Observance of the day brot little deviation froift the daily routine by which the veteran oil magnate has earned to he healthy and happy Entering his ninetyfirst year Rockefeller is the dean of world figures One biographer has pre dicted Rockefeller will live to be 100 But he himself has professed never to think of the termination of his life I am too busy trying to be useful he explains The day marks the close of the U Peace reigned temporarily at amassed least today in the New Orleans relin street car strike as union leaders nisjnjsmess interests to his and public service officials each turned to a separate branch of fed eral authority to aid their cause Union heads pinned their hopes for a satisfactory settlement on ac of the department of labors conciliation forces while the public service company hinged its fight on application for a federal injunction to prevent riotous acts against at tempts to operate with nonunion labor Watt for Government Meanwhile both sides had to uc content to wait until tomorrow be MEW ORLEANS La Juy 8 Peace reigued temoraril son and began his pursuit of health and happiness Evolved Philosophy In those 30 years he has evolved a philosophy of Hfe based on mod eration and quiet activity so that where at 60 he was a semiinvalid seeking a diet that would agree with him today he announced that he was in perfect health scanning the future with cheer and hope In a statement he said I have every reason to be grate RIOTS MARK NEW ORLEANS CAR STRIKE ful on my ninetieth birthdavEverv r Wait Until tomorrow TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 tion plea at Bm union Iowa Golfers Start Play on Links at CR CEDAR RAPIDS July Walter Patton Mason or entered In the state golf tournament being played Iicre turned In an 88 for tho qualify ing score on tho first 18 holes Fatton had a 43 tho first time around and a 45 the second By WILBUR C PETERSON A P Sports Writer COUNTRY CLUB CEDAR RAP been sent from South Bend Ind Tobacco Becoming Big j Crop for Minnesotans ST CLOUD Minn July 8 Tobacco growing is becoming an Increasingly important farm activ ity in the St Cloud area with esti mates that there are riow nearly 2000 growers with plots ranging from small experimental tracts to good sized fields AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen When I see Jim stnig glin to have his ownway an Ella bein sweet pa tient it always reminds me of a fly buzzin in molasses IDS July S overcast skies 2aO golfers today set out over the Cedar Rapids Country club course in an attempt to qualify for the Iowa state championship Wide well trapped fairways were some what soggy from rains and early qualifiers found the goingtough It was well past noon before single scores under 80 were turned in Eighteen holes of the 36 holes of the qalifying rond were being played today The 64 low scorers will play another IS holes tomorrow to de termine the 32 golfers to compete in the championship flight In the early afternoon Harold Jockumsen of Waterloo and G H Wianer of Eldora playing in the same foursome turned in a pair of 73s four over par Chester Yeaman of Sioux City was just behind with strained from interfering with ef forts to resume operation of street cars with Imported labor New Orleans entered its sixth day without street car service Strikers and their sympathizers after almost a week of rioting about the car barns which claimed the lives of two carmen and wrought property dam age running upward of 550000 staged a parade thru the business section yesterday approaching as near the car barns as police would permit Federal Men Ordered Out WASHINGTON July 8 commissioners of conciliation of the department of labor are enroute lo New Orleans toattempt to settle th3 street car strike there The labor department announced today that W H Rodgers had been sent to New Orleans from Des Moines and Harry B Dynes had They were expected to arrive in New Orleans tonight or early tomor 77 Qualifying Scores Among the scores for the first 18 holes of the 36 hole qualifying round thia morning were Claude Bailey Newton 4048 88 W Ellwood Cedar Rapids 3744 87 Rex Sarbaugh Oskaloosa 4044 84 F C Welch Cedar Rapids 4244 86 E A Howe Harlan 4438 82 W H Laude Monticello 4S13 86 Ed Soboda Cedar Rapids A C Clapp Hnrlan 4242 84 A W Fennnn Centerville 4442 86 Hamilton Cedar Rapids 4044 84 McChesney Iowa City 4341 84 Ed Le Forgrue Ottumwa 3946 85 Vankuren Cedar Rapids 4143 8G Ferris North English Scotl Iowa City 4143 86 J M Campbell Ames 4244 80 Ingham DCS Moines W Riggs Dubuque Moyer Cedar Rapids 4245 87 W W Paisley Dubuque 444f 03 HC Souchek Iowa City DJ 1 Carroll Iowa City Tom Htiycs Chariton Max Des Moines Tnaycr Marshalltown Jockunisen Waterloo 6 H Wlsner Eldora 7 75 3138 75 CRASH VICTIM IS BURIED AT AMES Student at Iowa State Was Direct Descendant of Confucius AMES July was burled in the Iowa State college cemetery yesterday a brilliant youngChinese student a direct descendant of Con fucius who probably would have be come one of Chinas great agricul tural leaders Fan Chi Kung died as a result of injuries received when the car jn which he was riding overturned Kung was endeavoring to teach Miss Amy Chen Chinese student at Coe college to drive Miss Chen and T S Hsiung another Chinese student at Iowa State slightly in jured Funeral services were held yesterday in the Collegiate Method ist church Kung was a brilliant student ac cording to H E Richey professor nf pomology who hart charge of Kung during his undergraduate ca reer and who has been his friend thruout his stay at Iowa State Al tho Kung would not have received his doctors degree until next spring already he had been offered an op portunity to go back to China to a position which would be equivalent to a dean of agriculture in this country Professor Richey said Free Mail Delivery at Northwood Is Granted NORTHWOOD July postoffice department at Washing ton has announced that free L Bragdon Waterloo Patton Mnson City 4843 88 It Simpson Davenport 3044 83 R Cropper Waterloo 4043 83 rCumming Des Moines 4041 81 TURN TO MARKET PAGE Will Rogers LOSANGELES July day I read where a speech that Franklin D Roosevelt had made had just about threw him in the ring as the next democrat ic candidate Now there in a fine man In fact it is one of the characteris tics of the dem ocratic party j1 that they havn had some of the finest men as candidates that we have in this country and its WILL ROGERS almost a shame that they are to be eternally handicapped by be ing right but never president But you can start now trying to dig up something and in three years you wont have found anything wrong with Franklin D Roosevelt outside of being n democrat Yours WILL Riots marked the efforts of New Orleans public utilities concern to resume street car scrvlcn dur m trllcy workers The photos show cars mnnntd by nut of town workers being greeted linn Street battles followed offorts of police to round tip rioting trolley men Tho inset In upper picture shows policeman arresting a mnn In a street flgiil mail delivery will begin at North wood Oct 1 If by lhat time certain conditions have been met bv the pa T 1 i Moore and MANLY RECLUSE BEATENROBBED Disabled Hermit Is Knocked IBM Unconscious With Iron Bar MANLY July Holland a disabled recluse who lives in a small cabin in the east part of town waa beaten and robbed of a watch a railroad check and a small amount of cash Sunday night A stranger entered his cabin beat tilm into unconsciousness with some iron object thot probable a large car bolt and then made his get away It was some time before Mr Hol land who suffers from rheumatism and has only one arm was able to 50 to a neighbor for help A doctor waa summoned and officers notified So far no trace has been found of the culprit altho the victim was able to give a good description of him CRESCO PAVING WORKER KILLED Albert H Hoover 47 Run Over by Truck While at Work CRESCO July Henry Hoover 47 was killed Monday morningwhile working on paving for Metz Construction company on primary number 9 two miles west of Cresco He was laying steel rods for rein forcing near a big mixer when he feli behind one of the Union trucks which ran over his body and crushed him He was taken at once to Mercy hospital but died before reaching there He leaves a wife and two children who were living here during the laving season They will accompany the body to Carthage 111 Tuesday where burial will be made As he waa ono of the paving jrew all work by the company here wns suspended for the day GO TO IOWA CITY Hampton Girl Badly Hurt by Runaway Car HAMPTON July Pratt 1G year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Ross Pratt was severely injured when struck by an automo bile driven by a 19 year old girl The car which was from bos Moines carried four women as pas sengers When nearing the Mensing filling station the driver lost con trol of the car which ran into Miss Pratt who was standing near knocking her down Her right leg was broken and the ligaments Lorn loose and her body was cut and bruised trons and the city council Mail will be delivered twice daily and the town will be divided into districts with two carriers to make the de liveries ters Mrs lco Henry and Mrs Vorn Smcsrudc went to Town Clty where they will spend n few lays visiting THIEVES DEN Clarion Trio Confesses to Lengthy String of Burglaries CLARION July A veritable den of thieves is thot to have been broken up with the arrest of Bud Oulman 18 Paul Melecker 24 and Denver Oulman 19 all of Clarion Practically every robbery in Clar ion during the past winter has now been cleared up by the confessions tha youths Goods to the value of many hundreds of dollars have been recovered Bud Oulman has been held to rwait tho action of the September grand jury as the actual thief bone being placed at Melecker is charged with receiving and aiding ir concealing stolen property and is under bond of 5500 Denver Oulman ia charged with the same offense as Melecker and is held to the grand jury under bond Hop Rankin pleaded guilty to the charge of having possession of stolen property worth less thsrti in value and was fined and costs which he ppid West Union Man Is Charged With Malicious Threats FAYETTE July William son of Went Union pleaded not guilty to charges of malicious threats which were hrot against him by John Ynntz Uie tenant on his farm southeast of West Union Charges were filed with lustier J H Marvin of Fayclte the even ing ofJuly 3 following a Attorney Peterson of West Union appeared for the defense and Coun ty Attorney Cooney for the state The case wns heard Friday and Snl urday in court of Justice Mar vin of Fayette Dr Williamson was released on SfJOO bond and the case is lo be before the district court in Septem ber Merger Plans for 3 Monies Banks Progressing DRS MOINES July 8 Plans for submission to tlie stockholders within 30 days of the proposed merger of the DCS Moinct National bank and the Iowa National bank and DCS Moines Savings Bank Trust company were going forward tlirir and mother Tlrn Jnmcs today Combined resources would be Moore at Uie University hosiilia 1510000000 Mendell and Rcinhart Are Passed 145 Hour Mark in California CULVER CITY Cal July S T Confidence rode the single motored biplane Angeleno today with Pi lots L W Mendell and R B Rein hart as the passing hours brot them nearer the record nf 174 hours 59 seconds for sustained flying which they hoped to surpass At a m the flyers had passed the 345hour mark in their flight which started at a m last Tuesday Should they keep their plane in the air until p m tomorrow they will have shattered the mark set at Cleveland by Roy L Mitchell and Byron K Newcomb last week Mendell ami Rcinhart kept their plnne droningclose to the lighted nirport hern during the early hours today The 220 horsepower motor was functioning perfectly Continuance of favorible weather was considered one of the reasons for the confidence held by the pair Fogs which marked the night flying of the endurance test during its early stages gave them liUio op portunity to rest 249 TAKEN OFF SHlIDLtOPi WRECK IN FOG All Passengers Safely Transferred After Col lision DOSTON July 8 steam ship Prince George bound from Yarmouth Nova Scotia for Boston with 249 passengers was in colli sion with the coast guard patrol boat in a dense fog 65 miles east of Boston light yesterday All passengers were safely trans ferred from the Prince George to the Agassiz and only one Miss Sere tha Nickcrson of Greenwich Conn was injured She was slightly bruised after the accident Two Are Hurt Two members of the patrol boats crew were severely hurt Orlo D Howsker seaman who was at the wheel when the ships came togeth er and Alfred R Johnson boat swains mate first class Johnson altho suffering from n severe gash across his forehead re fused medical attention until all the Prince Georges passengers had been safely taken aboard the Agas six His action won high praise from Ihe passengers The Prince George was struck on her port bow by the coast guard boat The impact ripped a jagged hole in the liners steel side six feet wide and extending below the wa ter line The stem nf the Agaasiz was crumpled but she did not take much water Hold Flooded Ths liner on the other hand suf fered a flooding of her No 1 hold and came Into port down by the head and with a slight list The Prince Georges 10 lifeboats were lowered within 15 minutes after the alarm was sounder and the ship put aboTit and came along side the Gangplanks were rigged and the passengers many of hem with all their baggage made their way aboard the patrol boat FLYING STEEL t HITS WORKER Metal Is Lodged in Heart Muscles of Hampton Mechanic HAMPTON July Nlven U In a critical condition at the Luth eran hospital as the result of an ac cident Saturday noon Young Niven was assisting in wrecking a car at the Wilson auto salvage He win using a chisel when a piece of steel flew off piercing his breast and lodging in the heart muscle He was taken to tho hospital where his con dition wns found to be so critical that no attempt could be made remove fhe piece of steel j FLYERS HOPE TO MAKE TRIP IN 45 OR 50 HOURS Pathfinder Accompanied at Start by 3 Planes From Orchard Beach BULLETIN GLOUCESTER Mass JuK 8 Lieut L M Melka pilot of the coastguard piano accom panying the Old Orchard to liome airplane Pathfinder re ported to coast liaso 7 horo at a m C S T ho had last seen tho plane about 75 miles off Tortlnnd lightship and that sho was going fine The coast guard plane then turned back QLD ORCHARD Maine July 8 y monoplane Pathfinder with Pilot Roger Q Williams and Navi gator A Yancey aboard took off from the beach here with Rome as its destination of a m C S T The flyers expected to make the 4 700 miles flight in from 45 to 50 hours The plane took off after a run of about one mile and headed due south gaining an altitude oi about 100 feet as it left the beach The ship then made a wide swing and headed east on her course until lost to sight In the haze Three Planes Accompanied Three planes accompanied the Rome bound plane The coaat guard amphibian was on the left small commercial plane on the right and large commercial amphibian close in the rear The Pathfinder seemed ft celling of the machine as computed by Williams before the takeoff It was the third time in six weeks that Williams and Yancey had sayed a takeoff Tha other two attempts both of which were unsuccessful were made in the Green Flash a sister ship of the Pathfinder Had No Company On those attempts the flyers had company the young Frenchmen who reached Spain in the Yellow Bird after starting for Paris Today they had the beach to themselves The flyers planned to strike al most duo east to the tip of Cable Sable N S There they will head east southeast to the Corner the junction of steamship lanes about 1000 miles from Old Orchard Their course will then follow the 41st latitude passing 1DO miles north of the Azores and reaching the mainland at Cape Bayonne France and head across the Mediterranean passing over the Island of Corsica To Do a Days Work The small commercial plane re turned to the beach In a few min utes Yancey said they planned to land at an airfield about 15 miles south TUBN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 WEEKS FORECAST Mostly cloudy with thunder showers Monday afternoon and Monday night In east and cen tral portions cooler Monday night Tuesday generally fair rooter in southeast and extremn east portions LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Monday Warmest Sunday S3 Coolest in Night 05 At 8 A M Monday 71 Trace of Rain Kigures for like period ending at S oclock a m Sunday Warmest Saturday 74 Coolest in Night 61 Rainfall Julys total of rain was increased lo 56 of an inch Monday morning when a slight shower took place Saturday the rain totaled 29 of an inch and on tho previous night 11 of an inch had been recorded in the GlobeGazettes rain gauge Monday started out warm and sticky with not unlikely ;