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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1929, Mason City, Iowa Iowas PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORJP HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 171929 UNITED PRES3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 215 2 BELMOND FACTORIES BURNED State May Face Indictment for Murder WWILLBE GIVEN CASE OF GIRLS MURDER Blood Stains Found on Car Driven by Pro fessor pOLUMBUS Ohio June 17 John J Chester Jr county pro secutor announced today that hri lay the killing of Theora K Hix Ohio State university coed before the county grand jurylate todayand that he probably would seek a first degree murder charge against Dr James H Snook uni versity professor held for investiga tion in connection with the slaying The prosecutors statement was made aifr he started a series of in terviews with persons connected with the case The interviews were held private ly at police headquarters and no announcementwas made as to who was being questioned It was indi cated they were witnesses only and that neither Dr Snook or Marion T Meyers held with him on charges of investigation would be brot in until later Prosecutor in Charge The prosecutor said that from novf on he would take full charge of the inquiry r v right hind revealed a injury when th8rbpdy was ay oh7 a rifle range neKr here J WprkIngoh the theory that shejrmJgrht have been injured by a automobile detec tires examined the attachments on the doors of four machines today and announced that the marks of the injury fitted the jam on Dr Snooks machine The marks are to be analyzed Mrs Snook wife of the profes sor was taken to the police station today to participate in a general conference of city and county offi cials EVIDENCE GROWS COLUMBUS onto June 17 Confronted with what the police said were spots resembling blood stains on the interior of his small bluer coupe James Snook Ohio State university professor today facesrhisfirstreal questioning at the hands of authorities since his arrest Saturday in connection with the brutal slaying of Miss Theora K Hix 24 medical suclent at the university County Prosecutor John J Ches ter Jr called fxr a conference of pbliceand county investigators this morning to learn all the evidence they nave gathered since the coeds body was found last Friday on a rifle range northwest of the city Denies Knowledge of Slaying Dr Snook and Marlon T Myers research employe In the university horticulture department who also is under arrest were booked for in vestigation only but Dr Snook a professor in the college of veter inary may face a more serious charge county authorities said as the result of the disclosure that he had been Intimate with Hte for months and had shared a small TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 2 AUNT HET By RobertQuill en I aint seen new wife but I heard him argue that women aint got sense enough to vote or hold of fice AIRSTOWAWAY Arthur Schreiber Portland Maine youth who stowed away en the Yellow Bird on Its trnns Atlantlc trip to Spain The boy Is given a ilarge amount of the blame for the planes failure to reach French soil due to his added weight Increasing the gas consumption RECEPTIONS IN FRENCH FLYERS Loth Considering Plan to Fly Back to New York PARIS June 17 French transAtlantic birdmen were plunged today into a long program Df receptions dinners and celebra tions Altho Paris seemed blase to ocean flights there was no disposi tion anywhere to let the feat of Jean Assolant Rene Le Pevre and Armeno Lottipass without recogni tion 5hegrinning garrulous stowa way of the Yellow Bird Arthur Schreiber sure of a harvest of greenbacks for me atoryof his free stolen ride over the ocean gave his first thots to getting spruced up for his stay in Paris After his arrival here he contented himself for a while with a suit loaned by one of ihe footmen at the American em lassy but Schreiber whose home is in Portland Maine said quite plain ly that he wanted some presentable clothes Crowd Gathers Early Long beforethe aviators had aris en a crowd gathered outside of their hotel When they arrived at Le Bourget from Comlllas Spain yes terday at p m p m C S T not more than 5000 people awaited them the long waits of Fri day and Saturday having militated against a greater number Relatives hugged kissed and cheered them while members of the crowd put them on shoulders and carried them from the field The first formal reception for the three aviators was that of the Aero club of France set for this after TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 4 RITZ IS HELD IN MASON CITY JAIL Alleged to Have Illegally Re moved Airplane at Garner GARNER June a two months search for Walter Ritz who is alleged to have spirited away an airplane from here on which for mer Sheriff Peck Hanson had levied an attachment last December he was brot here by Sheriff E H Wahlert and his deputy Bruce Orr Ritz was bound over to the grand jury and isin the Mason City jail awaiting investigation at the Sep tember term of court Ritz was picked up at Owatonna Minn and the plane found In an old shed at Truman Minn It is tlot Ritz cut the chains with which t Plus padJocktd US ENVOY AND PREMIER TALK OF NAVAL CUTS Neg Dawes MacDonald Begin otiations for Reduction W 1 ONDON June 17 Americas new ambassador Charles G Dawes and Great Britains row prime minister Rarnsay MacDon aJd have launched a Dew movement toward broad naval disarmament In a luncheon at the little town of Forres Scotland yesterday General Dawes and Mr MacDonald arrived at an understanding which will prove the basis and beginning of ne gotiations for their two govern ments joined by the other naval powers Bare announcement of the accord between General Dawes and Mr MacDonald was contained in a statement after their conference The details they said would be left to two speeches both to be deliv ered tomorrow night The former vice president will speak before the pilgrims at London Mr MacDonald before the towii council at Lossie mouth Scotland Wrote Out Summary The prime minister with his own hand wrote out the aumicnaiy of the conversation withthe iew imbassa dfljf c TVe jbave h a3 a conversation re the present position of the question of disarmament as between the United States and Great Bri tain It has been informal and general and most satisfactory His excellency General Dawes proposes to refer to the subject at the Pilgrims dinner on Tuesday night and I shall do the same at Lossiemouth andv that is intended to be the beginning the negotia tions We both wish to make it clear that other naval powers are expected to cooperate in these ceg Sliations upon the successful con summation of which the fate of the world depends So far as could be ascertained no mention was made by either of what Is believed to be a prime mo tive in General Dawes hurried trip to Scotland to talk with the prime minister over the weekend that is the invitation to come to Wash ington to confer with President Hoover on the AngloAmerican sit uation Some Disappointment In London while enthusiasm was expressed that the two men have found their opinions so reconcilable there was a certain measure of sur prise not without a tingle of disap pointment at the reference to other powers partakingin the negotia tions for a naval agreement It was thot the chances for reach ingan agreement were much great er if the treaty were to be bilateral rather than multilateral YOUTHS INJURED WHEN CAR TIPS Auto From Greene Over turns When Drivers Try to Escape Bump NASHUA June Eckenberry and Loyd Sylvester two young men living at Greene received minor cuts and bruises when their car overturned a half mile southeast of Plainfield Friday night They were driving south and as they turned the corner at the Lynes farm a roadster operated by Ken neth Headof Plainfield drove in from a crossroad from the east and also turned south In order to avoid hitting the latter car Mr Ecken berry set the brakes and turned out causing the car to tip Thuir car was badly damaged Horace Slinger of Charles Cty an Insurance agent enroute from Cedar Rapids brot the boys to Nashua to a physician Lnverne Man Buys Farm LtTVERNE June Thornton farmer living northwest of town has purchased a farm of 140 acres near Armstrong Ernest Barmatin young farmer hasbought thfl farm occupied by Thorn ton known ae the Henry Slensey Would Spend Three Weeks in Air Three weeks In the air without a landingIs the goal of Maury Morrison left and Leo Nomls when they take off In on endurance flight at Los Angeles June 20 Their Cessna monoplane Is especially equipped with a direct method of lubricating the rocker arms anil their motor consumes only four gallons an hour Experts declare they hum an excellent chance of success Colonel Kirk Spanish War Veteran Is Dead Prominent Mason Cityan Had HOUSEPASSES APPROPRIATION OF 151 MILLION Debenture Amendment to Tariff Measure In troduced WASHINGTON June The export debenture plan was Introduced in the senate today as an amendment to the tariff bill by Senator NorriB Republi can Nebraska June 17 spending quickly to the recom mendation of President Hoover the house today passed a bill to appro priate the 100 authorized for the federal farm board by the farm relief act To further expedite work the measure was approved under sus ension of the rules a procedure hat shuts off amendments and drastically limits debate Chairman Wood of the appropriations commit ee explained that 5150000000 was he initial amount of the half bil lon dollars revolving fund and was for the expenses of the board Representative Garner of Texas democratic leader acked why the whole amount was not appropriated Wood said the president felt it would not be necessary to appropria ate the whole amount at this time Hears 80 Witnesses WASHINGTON June 17 As a preliminary to the senate floor contest on the Borah resolution re stricting tariff revision legislation to agricultural and related products a senate finance subcommittee headed by Senator Watson of Indi ana republican leader met today to hear more than 80 witnesses on the farm schedule as written by the bouse Three other subcommittees con vened to take testimony on cotton chemicals and woods Lived Here for 67 Years I R Kirk 83 SpanishAmerican War veteran the first to organize the national guard in Mason City and one of theearly1 settlers in North Iowa died at his home on a farm near here Monday afternoon Mr Kirk who was born in Ohio came to Mason City in 1862 and since then had been identified with the citys business life up to the time of his death He was lieutenantcolonel of the Fiftysecond regiment in the Span ish war This fighting unit re mained in the United States He or ganized the first company of the na tional guard in Mason City and was active in that orginazation up to the latter years of his life Mr Kirk was married to Mrs Delia Bogan Lloyd about 35 years ago They had one son Roger Kirk who with Mrs Kirk the wife of the veteran survives him Funeral arrangements had nor been completed but it was stated that the services will be held Wed nesdayafternoon Will Rogers SANTA MONICA June You will pardon me but about this stowaway boy of ours I will not be able to musl up much t h u s ia am er e t about anybody over eight years old that will crawl into a plane where every ounce in weight counts and risk crash ing the plane on its takeoff and killing all the occupants Well I cant picture him in the hall of fame Matte wan would be about his niche When he arrives home if he is not met with a long keen hickory switch instead of a brass band then our confidence In parent hood will drop lower If thats possible P S Pyles cross America der by finished here today Andy Payne from Claremore Oklaho ma winner of last yeara race come with em in a Ford sedan Smart peoples these Oklaho nrans Yours Will I R KIKli Plymouth Man Itccelves Ph D PLYMOUTH June has come from Howard Holroyd at Pas adena Cal to his parents Mr and Mrs A M Holroyd that he has successfully passed all examinations in the school of technology there and received his Ph D Degreo Borah has not changed a bit AH he wants is to impress thepeople of the United States that Borah is NewnRepubllcan Fifth District Union Will Meet at Newton NEWTON June 17 fifth district convention of the Iowa Christian Endeavor union will as semble here June 20 for a three day session One of the speakers on the program will be Carlton M Sher wood extension secretary of the In ternationa Chriatian Endeavor so ciety The fifth district comprises the counties of Mahaska Marion Poweshiek Washington Keokuk Iowa and Johnson Floridans in Protest of White House Party Presence of Wife of Negro Representative Is Resented TALLAHASSEE Fla June 17 Florida house of represen tatives today adopted by a vote of 71 to 13 a resolution amending what the resolution termed certain social policies of the administration in en tertaining Negroes in the white house on a parity wrth white ladles The resolution before the vote Lwaa had been amended 34 Former Head Salvation Army Is Dead HADLEYWOOD England Jim 17 with a Salvation Army banner the body of Gen Wil Ham Bramwell Booth lay in hii pleasant suburban house here today His passinglast night was unrec lognizcd by any outward sign o mourning either officially oramong the rank and file of the Salvatln army which he headed so long until deposed recently Wot a flag was lowered at the in I ternational Headquarters in Queen Victoria street We keep our stand ard flyinghigh said a high of ficial For General Booth is not 1 has passed to glory But tho the army tradition does not admit loss there was in evidence everywhere among the Salvation ists a deep sense of personal loss that they felt at the 72 year old gen erals death so quietly and suddenly last night after final months of life which had been filled with the agony of ill health distasteful conflict and defeat The general spoke to his family yesterday afternoon before he lapsed into unconsciousness What his words were has not been re vealed to the public but one who was near to him said today he didnt know the end was so near With the exception of Col Mary Booth who is returning from Ger many all members of the family are here and were at the bedside when he died The funeral will be held June 21 with full Salvation army honors The burial will take place in Abney park cemetery in London One effect of the generals death It was believed would be to put an end to all further litigation con nected with the armys leadership It was believed distress he felt at deposition as head of the army bad an adverse affect upon his physical condition and may have shortened his life somewhat PATROL BLAMED FOR ANOTHER RUM SHOOTING Youthful Runner Killec by Officer Patrolman Claims Accident pLATTSBURG N Yt June IT UP i The death of Arthur Gordon o this city 22 shot while running 2 cases of beer from Canada in an automobile presented problems fa county officials today John Cr Tulloch collector of th port of Ogdensfaurg said the shoot ing was accidental on the part o the customs border patrolmen County authorities said that th five shots which persons reported t District Attorney B Loyal OConnc EARLY MORNING BLAZE CAUSES LOSS Nightwatchman Discov ers Fire in Awning r Company DELMOND June total D Ingbetween and 000 resulted from the fire hero this morning which destroyed the build ing and stock of the Hawkcye Man ufacturing company and the stock of the Hill Manufacturing company vhich also occupied the building Because of the Intense heat of Lhe umes which could be seen for niles the fire fighters were unable o get close enough to the factory uilding to put water on it until af er the worat of the damage hart een done Only the direction the vind saved the Farmers elevator ust north of the Hawkeye building roin being destroyed loo Members of the fire department vere still continuing to throw water n the surroundingbuildings at loon today and the wreckage of the actory building was still smolder g Not Caused by Wiring It Is certain the fire was not caused by defective wiring within he building according to R H Klemme president of the Hawkeya company It was discovered by Hal vor Rireson city nightwatoliman who turned in the alarm at2 oclock after the blaze had gained consider able headway The fire started in the auto awn ing department of the Hill company and might have been kept frorrf spreading further had pressure equipment been immediately avail able said Mr Klemme The greatest loss was in stock contained in the building being es timated at about 565000 A large stock of Premier auto awnings made by the Hill company was stored there in anticipation of the summer season and several carloade of lumber owned by the Hawkeye firm which manufactures ready cut outbuildings were lost Lnree Stock of Lumber The stock of lumber on hand was larger than usual as the Hawkeye company held large contracts for buildings for the American Beet Sugar company both at Belmond and Mason City Work of rebuilding is expected to they had heard did not Jibe with th statement o f Border Patrolma Chcatham that one shot from hi rifle fatally wounded Gordon Thi shot the officer said was fired un to eliminate language which would have protested the act of Mrs Her bert Hoover in entertaining the wife of Oscar De Priest Negro congress man from Illinois at the white house The resolution called on Glenn B Skipper republican national corn mlttceman from Florida to convey to the president of the United States the earnest protest of the house of representatives nnci that he use his influence with the president nual fur farmers short course to be Care of Animals to Be Subject of Discussion ST PAULMinn June 17 Care and handling of fur hearing animals are to be the chief topics of discussion during the third nn start as soon as the wreckage can be cleared away The Hill company suffered a loss of J35000 V F Mikesell secretary said The rest of the loss was borne by the Hawkcye company The loss was covered by insurance officials said They added that both plants probably would resume operations within two weeks Winder Will Speak at Cherclee Farm Picnic intentionally when he fell chasing Gordon and his struck a stone causing him to tight en his grip on the rifle and dis charging the shot Statement Disputed The statement of the border pa trol that the chase took place in broad daylight was another disput ed point The prosecutors men said hospital attendants told them the border patrolmen left Gordons body nt their institution about six Saturday morning This they said would indicate that the chase took place in the early morning hours Tulloch said Patrolmen Coveney and Cheatham tried to block Gor dons car with theirtwo machines after they had sighted him coming down one of the booze trails not far from the border The officers re ported that Gordons automobile took a wheel off the first cur ca reened into a ditch and was just straightening out when thn second car loomed before him They said Gordon stopped Jumped out antl ran back toward the border Ordered to Halt The custom collectors statement quoted Cheatham and Coveney as saying that Gordon could distin guish their uniforms and they or dered him to stop with the cus tomary command of United States customs halt Gordon was within a few feet of the Canadian border when he was brot down Cheatham said that when he approached Gordon the youth said You got me Gordon died while being taken to a hospital by the patrol CHEROKEE June 17 S while Winder secretary of the American elbowlFarm Bureau federation will speak at the Cherokee county farm bureau picnic to be held Jointly with the Cherokee chamber of commerce at Riverside park July 4 He will dis cuss problems pertaining to agricul ture IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday proirallv locn thunderstorms coolpr Tuesday and In extreme west portion DIonriav night LOCAL STATISTICS GIobeGactte weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Monday Opens Store at Shofflclri SHEFFIELD June H Elckmeyer opened a new clothing store here Saturday He hns been to the end that Incidents herein beI held at University Farm St Paul engaged In the business for the fore to I June 24 25 and 26 I last 10 yeara Warmest Sunday Coolest In Night At 8 A M Monday Trnco of rain For like period oclock a m Sunday 87 lift 7S ending at 8 Warmest Saturday Coolest in Night Sundays maximum 82 temperature was within 2 degrees of the seasonn maximum And Mondays 8 oclock Lemperature was higher than any temperature recorded at that hour Lhis year The warm days are upon ;