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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 13, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Generally fair tonight ana Wednes day slightly colder tonight in extreme northeast portion slightly warmer Wednesday afternoon AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for Hie Home ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON PTTY THWA A liiY 1UWA TUESDAY MARCH 13 1928 UNWED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENQ xu iixaas AJNJJ NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 134 HUNDREDS DROWN IN CALIFORNIA DAM BREAK 8 AMENDMENTS VOTED SENATE STUDIES CHANGE Passage Follows 6Hour Debate Interest Rate Lowered BULLETIN BBS MOINBS March of three important amend ments affixed by the house of rep resentatives to the state bond issue bill were con curred In today by the Iowa sen ate The senate failed to concur in the other The senate approved ho house amendment which reduced the rate of interest on state bonds to be issued from to 4 per cent after defeating a substitute amend ment by Senator Claris of Linn county which would have placed the rate at 4M per cent The house amendment was approved By a vote of 44 fo 1 the senate also concurred in the house amendment requesting the state department of justice to bring notion to test the constitutionality of the bond bill The senate failed to concur in the house amendment which provides for condemnation of cement plants to manufacture cement to be used in the con struction of roads The vote by which the amendment failed was to 30 BES MOINES March Tha legislative bill to submit to the Rogers ORLANDO March by todays paper where Senator Borah made an appeal to the coun try to donate a dollar or more each to save the respect of the republi can party I just mailed five dol lars to make five republicans re spectable Wish I could afford more but this continued prosperity has Just about got me broke Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright House Passes Road Bond IssucTBiii 64 to 43 VALLEY RESIDENTS Atlantic SWEPT FROM BEDS BY RUSHING WATER Inaeno primary road system in jSlx years wan back In the state sen ate today following its passage by tho house late yesterday 04 to 43 i The senate which last week had I passed the bill 33 to 17 was faced LEGISLATORS PROTEST DES MOINES March limn 40 members of the IOWH legislature toilny signed a communication to Oovcrnor Ham mill suggesting that the 000 since rccid bond bill passed by the house and senate docs not conform to liis recommendations in his mcssuRe to the special ses sion and sueeestinjr that lie bill us passed floes not merit execu tive approval with the problem of adopting eight to the measure the house after it had received it from the senate or oE reporting to the j house of representatives that it was 1 unable to concur in any or all of them i In tho event the senate falls to con j cur in the amendments the bill likely will go to committees of conference to Iron out differences as between the house and senate i 3 material Amendments I Only three of the house amend ments In which the senate is asked Jto concur are of material nature One jchanges the rate of Interest on state proposed to bo Issued from 4 TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 3 The GlobeGazette Offers Booklet of 144 Candy Recipes Tho booklet of Candy Recipes from our Washington Information bureau covers the whole field of candy making In the home Tried and tested recipes The best guide for the homo candy maker All of the 144 candles in this booklet may he mado in any homo kitchen without special qulpment Tho varieties range from the fudges taffy or pinochl to the chocolates bonbons caramels and other sweets which fmany housekeepers do not realize be perfectly well made at Ihome Almost every candy you ever heard of is perhaps fome others Use the coupon Frederic J Hasliln Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information nureau WnsIiinRton D C I enclose herewith B cents in stamps or coin for a copy of tho IiooMct of CANDY RECIPES J Namo 1 Street State SPEEDY ACTION NEEDED TO SAVE U S RADIO GROUP Commission Will Expire by Thursday Unless Senate Adopts Amendments WASHINGTON March The senate must speedily iron out its differences with the house on the bll passed yesterday by the latter body to extend the existence of the fedora radio commission fotanother year or else the commission will pass on Into the limbo of exttnct governmental agencies The commissions activities expire by law next Thursday Unless the conferees can obtain adoption by the senate of the house amendments anc the presidential signature can be ob tained by Wednesday the regulation emergency legislationtemporarily to sustain the commission One of the house amendments adopted yesterday before final passage after a bitter fight constitutes a radi cal revision of the nations existing broadcasting system It would allo cate the broadcasting stations and power among the states and territories In equal proportion on the basis of Population The new distribution plan spon sored by Representative Davis dem ocrat Tennessee found Its firmest support among the southerners for that section Is due to benefit most from the reallocation of stations The southerners contended that radio stations were concentrated in the east and north particularly In New York City Two other minor amendments added by the house one providing for a reduction of the time ot broad casting licenses from six to three months and for other stations from one year to six months and the other calling for elimination of a provision to continue the commission by ap pointments also will have to be ap proved by the senate BRITISH WOMAN FLYJMILLED Wife of Irish Peer Dies While Giving Pupil Practice Flight NAIROBI Kenya Africa March Carbery wlfa of Baron Carbery Irish peer was killed sh iterday in an airplane crash pupil named Cowle with whom was flying was also killed The plane lost speed while flying and went into a spin Lord Carbery saw the accident from the airdrome Lady Carhery had been taking up friends for short flights during the afternoon She wns giving Mr Cowio a practice flight with dual control when the crash occurred Lady Carbery is tho third promi nent Briton to be killed recently in an airplane crash North Dakota Pastor Quits to Return to His Farm Near Garner GARNER March Rev W B Wittenberg has given up tha pas torate of the German Reform church atNorthville S Dak With his family Mr Wittenberg has moved on farm nbout four miles south ot Garner tho one tenanted by the Fred Radtoff family A grown son will be chief operator on the Wittenberg farm The Radloff family has moved to the old Josten farm nearby Allisnn Couple Has Son ALLISON March 714 pound baby boy born to Mr nnd Lorcnz Weiland ot near Allison Mrs Hinchliffe Off on Hop BILL CREATING I SETS loop RECORD FfvFR i BILL CREATING 15 CRUISERS IS SENT TO HOUSE Debate on Big Navy Bill Starts Total Cost Is WASHINGTON March Another major piece ot the new warship construc tion held the right 3f way In the house With Its disposition predicted by leaders before the weekend the house will have cleared its calendars of prac tically all ot the big legislative pro posals reported by its committees Today was set asido exclusively for general debate ot the program which as recommended by the naval com mittee proposes the construction of 5 cruisers of tons displacement nd one afrcraft carrier ot tons Cut Wilburs Requests Tho cruisers would cost each and the carrier In recommending this construction Ihe committee materially reduced the administration program as submitted by Secretary Wilbur This proposed 25 cruisers five aircraft carriers nine destroyer leaders and 32 submarines t a cost of Prior to slashing tho program the committee held extensive hearings ion and other patriotic urged the construction peace and societies argued that new naval building by the United States would be construed as a move against Internationa accord Some Urge More Ships On the other the Daughters of the American Revolution the American organizations of such ships as might be neededTo keep the navy in first class fighting condition Reporting the program the commlt te said It was designed to meet the navys Imperative needs had been drafted without any intention of com peting with other nations and when completed still would leave the Amer ican sea forces second to those ot real Britain DARROWASKED TOAID HILL icago Attorney May Head Defense of Youth at Second Trial OTTAWA March Darrow has been asked to lead defense counsel at the second rial of Harry Hill for matricide on be docket for April 3 narrows name was brot into the case following the announcement yesterday of the withdrawal from the defense ot Attorneys Shay Osborne and Jones These three with Lee ONeil Browne vho wns drowned while a deadlocked ury deliberated at the first trial con stituted the original group of legal defenders Dr w O Hill father of the young Strcator youth liad not Indicated to day whether Darrow would take the case Liout D TompIInson U S navy aircraft squadrons lias set a record for outside loops negotiat ing four in a row over San Dlcgo the first at feet Girl Accepts Hindu Faith to Wed Lover Nancy Miller Seattle Is Con yerted Maharajah NASIK India March In this ancient holy city an Ameri can girl today was converted from Christianity to Hinduism so that she might wed a former native ruler Mids Nancy Ann Miller of Seattle went thru the conversion ceremony this morning Saturday she will bo ne the third wife of Tllkojl Rao former maharajah ot Indore Appearing very sad as tho tbe strange ceremonies Imposed a consid erable strain upon her the American girl played the central part Jn Hindu icligious rites performed in seml irivaey on tho banks of the sacred River Code vary The Hindu priest who officiated ilaced a mark upon her brow and Miss Miller then performed the cere mony ot Puja or Hindu worship he ore a secred flro of conls known as Then she bathed In Gooe vary waters Tho American girl was dressed In ndlan attire and wore a richly em broidered sari or loose flowing robe Our Weather Man GlobaGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at oclock m Teucsday Highest Monday p above Monday 28 above At Tuesday a above Trace of rain After a more or loss clear dawning louds appeared on tho scene gradu lly Monday and by evening the weather had a threatening aspect hero was a spit or two ot rain hortly before 8 oclock Then the vlnd gained strength and blew a young gala during the night out of he northwest Tuesday forenoon was loudy with rain or likely he of the real possibillles t the situation WIDEN SEARCH FOR IOWASLAYER Finger Print Classification of Rising Sun Murderer Is Broadcast DE3 MOfNES March Sending of Dtwcy Whites finger print classification to authorities thru out the middle west today was Sheriff Ffndleys latest stop In the search for the man suspected of killing Mia Martha Smith of Sun a week ago The sheriff also more infor i mtion concerning the man wanted lor murder thru receipt of the enlistment papers White enlisted In tho army at LIUIo Rock from Rtiascllvllle In fho state Oct IS 1927 Ills army serial number was 245 Unlcss White gives himself up to army authorities Wednesday niftht he will ho listed as a losertor He left tho Fort Snelllng armv post March 4 Leading Iowa Democrat Denies Effort to Oust Steck From Party Position DKS March L S Hill member of the democratic state central committee last night denied all knowledge of attempts lo t Senatoi IXinlel F Steck as inv chairman of the stiito demo cratic convention In Des Moincs April 20 lllUa denial followed charges by M F Healy state chairman of the Smlthfor president club that ef forts havo been made to withdraw Stccks Invitation to act aa chairman because ho publicly supports Gov Al FLYER LEAVES BRITISH FIELD FOR NEW YORK Daughter of Lord Inch Cape May Be on Plane LONDON March on a daring attempt to conquer the Atlantic dipt Walter Hinchliffe one of Englands brilliant airmen sped from the Cranwell airdrome at oclock this morning in his American built plane The mystery that attached to the takeoff which was made with the ut most secrecy was further complicated by the presence ot a mysterious passenger that may possibly have been the Honorable Elsie Afackay daughter of Lord Inchcape Altho first reports said that Capt Gordon Sinclair a reserve pilot was in the plane there was no positive onfirmatlon of his presence When plans for the Atlantic flight wore first announced it was reported that Miss Mackay who has supported the project financially would make the trip but she promptly disclaimed any intention of doing so ON OCEAN FLIGHT JUHLOR COLLEGE PROPOSAL WINS Iowa Falls Will Take Over Ellsworth to Operate With City Schools March This IOWA city will take over Ellsworth college property here and establish and miun tain it as a junior college This was determined upon at an election held here yesterday for that purpose The proposal carried by 600 majority Tfie proposition has been discussed here for several weeks and Involves tho use of the college buildings as well as the income derived from the endowment of the Institution Details Oc the Junior college organi zation will be worked out later by til local school authorities Former Mason City Flyer Said to Have Violated Air Rules ST PALL Afarch Jnltcd States district attorneys office iere has received its first complaint charging violation of air traffic rules under authority of the air commerce act It camo from the attorney gener als office In Washington The complaint alleges that on Oct 29 1027 Walter Ritz of Truman Minn flew from Lake Mills la to Marble Rack without an airmans certificate and operated hla plane without navigation lights Tho offensa Is punishable by a fine of and the district attorney is naked to steps to collect it The district attorneys office however pointed out that neither Marble nock nor Lako Mills is within this districts urisdicUon Mr Ritz la known in Mason City Two summers ago he headquartered iere and specialized in passenger carrying from a field west of tho city near the present airport Many of his lights were after darkness had alien and hfs landing on the untight ert fielj was regarded by cautious pi ots as being more or less hazardous Recently Mr Rltz rebuilt a plane at Tako Mills and it Is assumed that the light referred to In the foregoing dis was made In tho Improvised mount jarner Mail Carrier Is Injured in Blast GARNKR March Ol son rural mnil carrier la still unabli to return to his job Mr Olson re cently poured cylinder oil on a fire In ho laundry stove There proved to be enough gusoline In tho mixtures t causo an explosion which burned th aeo nnd hands of Mr Olson had Tho burns have begun to henl but will takeat Irast another week befo Mr Olson enn resume his work he mail route to Capt Hlnchlirfo above wlio de parted from England in an air plane Tuesday morning fs stated by his wife to be on his way to Nexv York P Chiefs Tell of Hays Bond Offers Mellon and Butler Relate Former Chairman Had Securities WASHINGTON March The efforts of a republican national chairman to dispose of bonds turned Into the party treasury by Harry F Sinclair was traced thru another graphic chapter today by the senate Teapot Dome committee Two oustanding republican leaders Andrew W Mellon and William M Butler told tho senators how Vill had sought unsuccessfully to parcel out consignments of bonds to them In 1023 while Hays was republi can national chairman in exciiange for contributions to tho party war chest Hays Thot No Hays himself corroborated this test imony but again denied that he hud done any wrong Ho said he bad not disclosed the Information in his previ ous testimony before the committee because ho felt It was irrelevant Mellon said that he understood the In bonds tendered him by the then party chairman came from Sin clair Butler now republican nationa l chairman testified he did not know tho source of the Hays sought to give him In exchange for a con tribution of like amount to the na tional committee Each thot the pur pose was to prevent the record from showing tho whole bond contribution came from one source Pounding ihe committee table and raising his piercing voice as he re plied to his inquisitors Hays declared he took full responsibility for having aaked Sinclair to contribute and for the methods he subsequently ndoptrrt to get the of Sinclair nonas out of the treasurys strong box TRiiorant of Oil Deal When Sinclair made the contribu tion Hoys said he knew nothing ot the Continental Trading company and tho profit It piled up and mysteriously after Tenpct Domo was loaded to Sinclair Questioned by Senator Wagner dem ocrat Now York Mellon alrt tho con ference for discussion of out the republican debt in 1923 was it Ihe Willard hotel here and that be sides himself those present inohnlort Secretary Weeks and John T Adnms of Iowa former chairman of tho re publican national committee Five Miles of Water Breaks Bonds and Heads for Ocean Death Total to Mount When Rescuers Get Territory Checked BULLETIN x LOS ANGELES March of Police James E Davis left here this morning for the scene of the St Francis dam disaster with Los Angeles po licemen who will assist in relief work The one hundredth sixtieth regiment California na tional guard stationed here was ordered lo stand ready to go into the stricken area LOS ANGELES March than 100 person swept to death early today in San Franclsciulto canyon north of here when St Francis darn impounding part of tho Los Angeles water supply burst and unloosed a 75 foot wall of water into the narrow valley Officials expressed fear that the death toll might reach 400 So great was the volume of water that poured thru tho wido break in the dam that despite the acre feet oC supply in the biff reservoir the flood spent itself in a few hours i n daW tne devilatntel areas only a small stream wan left where in the tragic hours ot early morning death to a decree that ly not be known for days if ever wns caused By this time the vanguard the thousands of rescuers was on the scene and a systematic search ot the areas wag begun T 500 Lived in Area Estimates placed the total number of dwellers In the canyon area at a lettle more than 500 Survivors there were but they came straggling groups and their total liad not caused rescue officials to cut their estimate of possibla loss ot life as the hours passed With only the flash of a short culted high power line to serve ax a warning to the hundreds who lived In cabins and ranch homes the length of tho valley a groat unshackled Wave estimated to have Been 75 feat high tushcd furiously toward the sea Noth ng stood before it Afountain cabins ranch homes s city power plant and it a a tented city Inhabited by 75 or more Southern California Edison Company workers were carried away HUNDREDS TRAPPED Alleged Radio Corner T IS 13 NEW YOltK March New York atnck exchange today be an an Investigation into reports of an alleged technical corner In the common slock of the Radio corpora Ion of America which has advanced nearly a share in the last seven trading sessions Hadio corporation common opened today with a block or s es at a share an over night gain of A few shares of General Motors sometime back would he nice to hrwe right now wouldnt Albert Lea Tribune LOS ANGELES March An earthquake today turned the fa mous Los Angeles aqueduct Into a giant of destruction leaving a death oil esllmated at 200 to 500 persons and uncounted property damage when t broke the St Francis dam in San canyon 45 miles north of iere and sent a wall of water down upon n sleeping community Tho dam a part of the aqueduct system which carries water 200 miles thru the desert to Los Angeles gave vay without warnlnR releasing 000 acrefeet ot an unsuspecting moun ain residence and ranching com munity An unknown number of persons irobubly somewhere between 200 and 00 apparently were trapped between he canyon walls They Included nbout IB families who made their homes be the dam a working camp of about 75 employes of the Southern California Edison company nnd a roup of employes nt a power sub station In the path of the deluge Jherlffs officers said there wan no chance of escape for the vast mnjorl y of these Only 5 Persona Escape Tho dam a structure 1S5 feet high impounded the waters of Snn Fran clsquito creek forming a storage body Ive miles long and the full width ot he canyon Only five persons In the canyon were known to been rescued vhen officers arrived at tho scene The break which occurred about 1 a m unleashed the flood at high speed and ijj Uirce hours Jt was more than 20 miles down the valley Tlirea bodies all unidentified were noon re covered Red Cross workers were hurried to the scene but their efforts were re garded by tho sheriffs officers as useless Wllllnm Bright in charge of the sheriffs rescue declared there would bo little use fnr relief work as he frit virtually all the In habitants ot the canyonjiad perished 600 Men in Rescue Crew Bright recruited zntwccn SOO nnd fiflO men and deputized lliem tr preserve order and search for bodies in the stricken Among tho places hit wns the rorlco ranch ot Harry Carey film cowboy It wis in tho direct path tit the wall of water and several families living there were believed to havo perished Five persons who canio thru the ordeal by Joining hands forming a human chain nnd lefjK carried to safety by ihe writer Riant after It had Uiken them from their hitlH were Ihe only survivors reported In first nd vices They Included JI Hunlck his father ChnrlcH another mnchcr named Hntarhnu jmrt wlfo nnd father All lived a milo north of FLOOD BRIEFS Br THE ASSOCIATED Sixteen bodies ot those that per shcd in the St Francis dam break flood had been brot toMulr an Inland town before noon en route Irpm riuieh whers flclaUof fortwo towns Kra and which were directly In the path of the flood It has been Im possible to establish communication with the towns A hit ot the human tragedies that attend all disasters was present when an Associated Press staff correspond ent penetrated tho stricken area be fore dawn Hero a woman hysterically wrlng ng her hands slushed up and down searching for her missing child them a man a pitiful figure clothed only in i bath robe sobblngly ran aimlessly rom point to point seeking tho bodies f his wife and baby When the last of tho short circuited ilgh power line at the dam threw Its ghastly warning light to the south one man so far as Is known sensed the coming disaster He 3r C C Ashley proprietor of a sani arium at Saugus He ordered all his assistants to stand by and prcparo lo aid A deep layer of fiantl was left on ho canyon nnd it wag believed Lovcred tlie bodies of many victims of tho disaster In Its pellmell rush to the sea the lood traveled of miles of ter ritory sparsely settled and thru vhlch only tottering lines of communi cation In normal times available Saugua a considerable distance from he lam site Oil Field Threatened Onco out of the canyon the flood spread out between the alopinR banks if the Santa Paula river which belli ho volume It cut a power line oC he Southern California Kdison com pany running into Santa Barbara washed out a Southern Pacific branch ine and bore down tho lemon belt it tho town of Santa Paula Below here fear was expressed that It might strike the oil field nt Ventura TURN TO PACK 2 COLUMN 1 A U N T H E T By Robert QuiHen I despise enmied tripe and so docs Pn bul I got some tliis mornin to use on bim lie next firne lie brinsrs b o m o company unex ;