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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LKASEp WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 18 1929 UNITED pRsaa SERVICE NO 243 R I TRAIN PLUNGES INTO CREEK BANDITS HOLD UP RACE HORSE OWNERS PARTY Robbers Get in Jewels and Money From Autoists pHICAGO July is rob ber3 lateyesterday stole In jewelry and money from Freder ick Grabner race horse owner Mrs Grabner and Mr and Mrs Rhel J Siegel their companions Trie robbery toox place while tile Graebners and Siegels were return ing from the Arlington park race track Grabner owner of Windy winner of this years American der by had just turned off tnecrowded main highway on to a gravel road to evade traffic congestion when a large sedan bearing three men blocked his path Got Into Tonneau Two men brandishing pistols got out of the car entered the tonunau of the Grabner machine where tue women were and ordered Grabner to drive oniThe robbers car fol lowed close behind One robber stripped Jewelry from the women while the other robbed the men jewelry and money Mrs Grabner set her loss at 000 Mrs Siegel at and Siiij el athreecarat diamond ring val ued at 51500 Grabner lost 5200 In cash Warning the party to make no outcry the robber directed Grabner tb drive backinto the highway still crowdedjyftjh hundreds of niachiiies pig tollp roddiug thecar vwhen tne was halted by a train he leaped from the car unii ran toward a bus r Called for a Gun got a gun he your heads Its a rob bery The two robbers jumped from the car pistols in band and pursued him but made no effort to fire 1 They then jumped into their own car which was close behind Grab ners and were driven swiftly away down a side road Russian Trps Are Being Mobilized for War Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS July The thing that makes me believe that China and Russia will fight is that nobody knows what they are fighting about News papers are al ways offering prizes for tLe best definition of our constitu tion or how to solve prohibi tion and every other unknown subject Why dont some of them offer a prize for a defi nition of what the last war WILL ffQGERS started over V That would be the biggest bit of news of our generation It looks like this will be another typical war Yours WILL ROGERS i BLAST BLAMED ON LABOR WAR Hammond Ind Department Store Building Wrecked By Explosion HAMMOND Ind July 18 terrific explosion today demolished the Goldie department store a new building in the foreign section town with estimated damnge Police said they believed labor trouble resulted in the explo sion The explosion lifted the roof of the threestory building and cavoi in the walls reducing Jt to a pile of debris Nearby buildings were slightly damaged and windows for several blocks around were shat tered No one was injured It was the second major explo sion In Hammond in two years The State theater a brand new structure was practically de molished shortly after it was com pleted about two years ago William Kleighe is now serving a prison sea tence for his part in the bombing AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I meant to use gasoline on the beds today but Pas brother Jim wrote he was comin to spend a few days an I reckon I better wait DENIES RUMOR OF HARTPARR Of ficiay Meri Laid Off toSpeed Build ing Program CITY July answer to rumors that have gained circulation thruout the state that the HartParr plant here would be shut down company offi cials this morning vigoiously denied the reports The rumor that the plant was to be eliminated gained circulation it was believed here because approx imately 300 men have been laid off in the past few days This condition it was explained is necessary so that the company may go ahead with its million dol lar building program now in prog ress The plant cannot be run at full capacity while the construction is going on a company official said and in anticipation of this tha schedule of production has been speeded up over the past few months so that sufficient tractors would be on hand to supply the do mand while the building work was being rushed company now has a large supply of tractors on hand the of ficial stated and is still producing others tho not in the volume of recent months The company has no intention of eliminating the Charles City plant the statement went on We have embarked on a million dollar build ing program in Charles City and It is being rushed to completion before the winter weather sets in To do this at the utmost speed It has be come necessary to cut our produo tion for the time being This condition was forseen some months ago and production was stimulated over the last few months to get of tractors to take care of the demand during this pe riod of building We have the trac tors on hand and are going ahead with the building expansion ix rap idly as possible RUTHVEN TO BE U OF M HEAD Dean of Administration Is Expected to Take Place of C C Little BAY CITY Mich July IS j The Bay City Daily Times in a copy righted article today says Alexan der G Ruthven dean of administra tion at the University of Michigan will be named president of tho in stitution at the meeting Aug 2 of the board of regents Clarence C Little recently resigned the position President Walter A Jessup of the University of Iowa had been men tioned in connection with the post One reason so few people can buy what they need Is that HO mscy ir busv huvlne what they wnnt BREAKS OFF RELATIONS WITH CHINESE Transportation of Nan king Troops to Border Is Rushed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Possibility of Japanese repre sentation in the interest of peace in the orient developed to day as the RussianChinese crisis grew more tense With tho breaking diplo matic relations by Russia num erous troop movements by Russian and Chinese along the SiberlanManchuriau frontier were reported General Budenny noted Rus sian general was reported to have been recalled from a vaca tion His program was unrler Ktood to include the concentra tion of Russian forces Including powerful air squadrons cavalry and tank divisions on the fron addition to reinforcing the Leningrad and Moscow garrisons Chinese reinforcements also were reported headed for the frontier Unconfirmed dis patches In the Chinese press stated tliat Kusslcm forces hart crossedthe Amur riveri oh the frontier hut were repulsed The Russian Harbin hasibeen Jdnilf staff is preparfng to rotiirn to Russia July IS Russia proceeded tociay to make effective immediately a complete break In relations with the Chinese nationalist government The action presaged possibly the gravest political consequences Russian representatives both Irade and diplomatic in China were ordered home railway communica tions between the two countries sus pended and Chinese officials in Rus sia told they nust leave immediate The break was made Inte last night almost to the hour upon ex piration of a three day ultimatum given by Moscow to Nanking de manding restoration of the status quo in Mancnuria where Chinese officials have seized the Russian owner Chinese eastern railway Tho Russians allowed 24 hours for trans TTJ1W TO PAGE 4 COLUMN I I Theyll Attempt to Provide Relief for Farmers FIND DYNAMITE NEAR GAS MAIN New Orleans Street Cars Are Being Operated Under Marshals Eyes NEW ORLEANS July 18 bomb containing 12 sticks of dyna mite was found today in a valve box on a 22 inch natural gas main The discovery was made by em ployes of the Public Service com pany which controls thegas supply and operates street cars The car lines are affected by a strike Opeiation of street cars under the eyes of armed United States deputy marshals and manned by strike breakers today took In routes out of Hie five car barns with a brick fossed here and there and an ar rest or two for violationof the fed eral court Injunction Labor leaders awaited word from Washington as to whether Secre ary Davis would consent to arbi rate in the strike Charles C Teuguo of Las Angeles fruit firniing Standing AVilliam F of Norlhflctd Minn dairying Wilson of Hall ST V eastern agricultural interests spokesman Carl Williams of Oklnhoina City Okla cotton B Penmun of Mo livestock of RAIHCONNI Liquor Agents Force Way Into Building But Found Nothing LOS ANGELES July IS Details of a raid made by prohibi tion agents from the district attor neys office Vist Saturday on a con vent in Belvedere a suburb were contained in an order issued last night by District Attorney Buron Fitts tluit his subordinates should obtain search warrants before In vading private residences The raid was made on the con vent in which refugee nuns from Mexico were housed by deputies acting on a tip from the constables office of Belvedere that a still was in operation there Fitts said Capt Clyde Plummer chief of the prohibition en said his mun forced a door when the nuns refused to admit them No search warrant was obtained Captain Plummer said nothing was found and the situation had been adjusted apolo gies marie and damages to the door paid for Isadore Dockweiler attorney wno acted for Bishop J J Cantwell In the matter said he investigated the case and was convinced the report which caused the raid maliciously was made with intent to embarrass Lhe district attorney district attorneys forcemont detail Texas Plane Takes Air Again to Try OFFICERS KILL THEATER BANDIT Intoxicated Robber Fails to Get Away With Loot of 1 lien Regains Morning Loss CHICAGO July IS grain markets took an unlocked for tumble at the opening of trading to day wheat prices dropping frcm 1 to 3 ceuts a bushel largely be cause of weakness at Liverpool The decline was quickly made up on re ceipt of the clays increment of ad verse weather news from the north west Quotations fluctuated irregu larly during the first hour Opening wheat pricss were to for September deliveryand SI 52 to 5102 for December The wift advance or prices in the ast few Jays liad invited prr fit taking and when Liverpool Turned downhill selling orders were promptly unloaded into the market iiere Good weather In the Argen tine wheat belt was also a bearish influence Continued sultry wealusr in the northwest helped the mavket recuperate private advices predict ing that Saskatchewan and Alberta would harvest less than half the spring wheat crop of last year ond that rain now would not help the situation much The Canadian weather report said that frequent cool spells had prevented disastrous injury but that wheat is heading out in stunted straw nod the great er part of the crop was described as poor to fair Corn slipped around fa 172 cents a bviahcl at the start Ore July IS A robber who want to a theater here last night to stage a show of his own was shot to death by a po liceman before he could escape with which he had taken from tha manager Edgar Perry 16 usher saw the robber slip past tho unguarded en trance slug Jimmy Corcoran checkroom boy and then tlasli Into the inner office where John C Smith treater manager and two others were talking Perry notified police Endurance Mark Inside the office the robber who police said was intoxicated forced START ON LAST STRETCH OF 65 Crew Near Manly Begins to Pour Concrete at New Location MANLY July Harrison Engineering and Construction com pany has moved to Truman and yes terday began to pour concrete on the last stretch of road on No C5 Carro GordoWorth county Beginning two and onehalf miles south of Manly the crew will con tinue directly south to the sugar beet plant and connect up the last gap in the pavement from the Min nesota line to the Hardin county line near Iowa Falls ilfORBONDS More Than 30 Miles of Pav ing Provided for by Voters By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Two more Iowa counties took further steps to improve the states irimavy road system yesterday with ihe voting of an additional Hands in Tama county and the decl rion to sell 5200000 more of the uithorized bonds in Jnckson county The vote In Tama county was more tlian 2 to 1 in favor of the is sue and brings the total amount of bonds authorized by 78 counties to 0831SG57 The Tama county voters action provide more than 30 miles of new paving completing the hard surfacing of the Lincoln highway project will give Iowa motorists a paved road from Ames to the Mia lissippi river The selling Capital Eyes RussiaChina War Threats Washington Government Is Still Hopeful Trouble Will Be Averted BtJLLETJ TOKYO July 18 Allho the Japanese government maintaining an attitude of watchful waiting on tho Man churian situation since Russia broke with China It indi cated this afternoon that theiM was a possibility of InpanN making representations to both Chins and Russia with a view to the maintenance of peacn By RICHARD L TURNER Associated Press Staff Writer IITASHINGTON July 18 MVIth mingled feelings of appre hension lest war be imminent in the Orient and hope that armed hostil ities may yet be avoided the Wash ington government Is keeping close watch on the rapidly developing controversy between Russia and China Press dispatches and consular ad vices from Manchuria are being giv en detailed study in a search for the proper interpretation of the action of the soviet union in breaking off diplomatic relations Njxn klng government and what it may presage was pointed out that war would not necessarily aa 8 ARE KILLED IN CRASH OSAGE WOMAN IS SAFE Coaches Burled in Bed of Stream Near Strat ton Colo DENVER July 18 par sons were killed and more than K score injured in a wreck near Strait on Colo early today of tho west bound Colorado Express of Rock Island lines several cars of which plunged thru a bridge weik oned by a sudden flood after a cloudburst One car carried most of its occu pants to death when it aubmerged in the swirling watera of Lands mans creek Railroad officials said it had bon established that seven and a Negro porter had been killed Twentyseven passengers were of the in bonds In Jackson county will make a total of S725000 of the issue already disposed of were regardedos ing an amicable settlement it was generally agreed that the diplomat ic rupture had served at best to add considerable gloom to the outlook Interests Involved LIVES IN OSAGE OBAGE July Alma Nubson mentioned In Denver dispatches as being on the wrecked1 Rock Island train near Stratton Colo Is a daughter of Mrs Marlt Nubson of this city She lefthere Monday for Colo rado Springs Colo intending to reach there today Relatives here have received no word from her AIissNtib3on primary nt Nora Springs Morris Geit Jtliestrlcal producjr of New York city who was on trafn aided in rescue work and lat erwent to Stratton where ho tele phoned a graphic account ofthe ac HOUSTON Texas July 18 tV The monoplane HoustonBillion Dollar City piloted by Glen L Loomis and Joe Glass continued aloft today In a second attempt to break the refueling endurance rec ord of 246 hours 43 minutes 32 seconds The plane took off at 54 p m yesterday Motor trouble forced the pime down on the first attempt after it Smith to give up 54000 in the safe As he turned to flee he was con fronted by two policemen who re turned his fire Both policemen emptied their revolvers at him and he fell mortally wounded Texas goatraisers are demanding increased protection and congress ease Emmetsburg Farmer Drops Dead in Field While Shocking Oats EMMETSBURG juiy j Murphy welltodo farmer dropped I dead at his farm southeast of here this morning while shocking oats Death was attributed to heart dls HOYT BEGINS ALASKA FLIGHT Will Demonstrate Feasibility of Extending Range of Pursuit Planes MITCHELL FIELD NEW YORK July IS Ross G Hoyt refueller of the army endurance plane Question Mark took off for Alaska in a single seater pursuit plane at p m central stand ard time today in an attempt to make a flight of 8460 mile quicker than such a journey has been made before Captain Hoyl planned the flight to demonstrate the feasibility of extending the present pursuit range of army ships by increasinghorse power nndi fuel capacity The plane has a high speed of 180 miles an hour but his schedule calls for aver age speed of only 140 The schedule also calls for re fueling stops of one hour at Min neapolis Edmonton White Horse in the Yukon and Fairbanks Alaska both coming and going and a six hour stop at Nome Alasa the point from which he will start back Americas extensive far cAident e Denver Post and the Associated Press I have just come thru the most frightful experience of my awful tragedy which snuffed out a number of dont know Inw the Rock Islands crack westbound train went thru a bridge over a dry wash three mites west of Stratton Colo said Gest Never have I seen men and wo men behave so heroically No hys teria no screaming or weeping ouly courage and grim determination to save as many as possible from the swirling waters of the rush Arnorjg the heroes of the wreck I am prcud to say was my nsalstant secretarj Able He rescued an elderly woman from the submerged car T was riding In the fifth car back of the engine I was on my way to Denver I was sleeping In my room in the rear of the car when the crash occurred My awakeniug was rude T was thrown from my berth I managed to make my way from the car thru a email window One Cur Disappears car in front of mine had completely disappeared The onn In front of that was completely smashed The one next to the bag gage car was hanging on the oppo site bank People were pouring out of thn coaches I climbed to the roof of the TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUSTN t With eastern interests tveccasarily in volved the state department has Kept In constant touch with the si tuation since Its Inception a week ago today In the seizure of the Chi nese eastern railway by the Chinese President Hoover has followed de velopments with an Interest induced not only by the gravity of the situ ation but by a knowledge of the places and conditions involved aned during years of travel in Si leria and Manchuria as a mining engineer By some officials the severance of the thin threat of diplomatic In tercourse that has kept Russia raid China on speaking terms since the TURN TO PAGFx 4 COLUMN S hnd hren in the air 20 hours would do well to consider the claim This tariff Is going to need a scapc Itroat Louisville CourieriTmirnal Mr Murphy who was a pioneer of BLAME GIGARET FOR BIG FIRE Loss of Caused By Blaze on Dock at Seattle SEATTLE July IS which destroyed the Union Pacific dock here late yesterday caused a loss of almost 1000000 and aunt five firemen and a dock worker to the hospital burned or overcome by smoke Thirtyone companies of and three fireboats fought the blnze for an hour before getting It under control A cigaret thrown aside by an employe was blamtil by officials for the blaze The steamship Maunt Ala loading for Hawaii caught fire but was backed out info the bay and the blaze extinguished before much damage was done The dock leased by the Matson line was filled with general cargo valued at less than 5100000 W D Gould SeattV manager said The dock was in sured King George Still Making Improvement LONDON July 18 King Georges doctors wert at Bucking ham palace only about 45 minutes this morning stating when they left this locality leaves ft wife and he was making progress after his daughter lopntion of Monday morning Condition of Victor Berger Is Improved MILWAUKEE July 18 fering from R basal fracture of the skull which he received when knocked down by a street car Tues day Victor L Berger 69 former socialist member of the house of representatives made noticeable progress toward recovery thruout yesterday and last night His condi tion however was still declared to ba critical the attending physicians expressing fear that pneumonia might set In Tho next little job for the expert in acoustics will be to attach an am plifier to the voice of StarCourirr IOWA FORECAST Fiiir Thursday night and Friday cooler In past and south portions Thursday night anil In southeast portion Friday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGaztftte weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock a m Thursday Warmest Wednesday 88 Coolest inNight 5D At 8 A M Thursday 71 Altho trie mercury didnt rise to record heights Wednesday there was an uncommonly high humidity the warmth was as noticeable perhaps as on any day thus far this summer The 8 oclock tempera ture Thursday morning was 3 de grees under the temperature at a corresponding hour Wednesday morning ;