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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WRH REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 18 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 137 VINTON IS STRICKEN BY FLOOD WATER LEAVING ELBA ALA FOR NORTH FLORIDA Receding Flood in Ala bama Expected to Re veal More Bodies Federals Claim Torreon Is Evacuated REBEL TROOPS ATLANTA Ga March IS Known deaths from floods that have overrun portions of Alabama Georgia and Florida reached 20 today with fear expressed that additional fatalities would be disclosed by re ceding waters Thedeluge that submerged villages in southeastern Alabama hardest hit of ail tho flooded areas was receding today and tho waters were moving down on northeastern Florida Sixteen of the known deaths were in Alabama threo were dead In Georgia and ono in Florida Elba had the greatest toll with 10 deaths listed Two were dead in Geneva two at PIo maton and two at Pollard All three ol those drowned in Georgia were swept from a highway bridge while the Florida casualty was an aged man who died of exposure Worliers Fight Disease Meanwhile an army ot relief work era made up of tho Hed Cross Ala bama national guardsmen and many private citizens concentrated their ef forts on holding down disease in the retuge camps established when resi dents of Elba Geneva and other Ala bama communities fled from their homes TL Sixteen cases ot pneumonia wera re fl camp lies campaign of Innoculatlons against smallpox The food situation also was acute Army airmen from Maxwell field at Montgomery have dropped tons ot food clothing and othersupplies to thousands of marooned persons still awaiting rescue Reports of looting at Elba and Gen eva brot a declaration of martial law by Col W E Persons the Alabama national guard The governor has been asked for permission to force the TURN TO PAGE 2 COL 3 FLOOD BREAKS NEST OF STILLS River Side Liquor Plants Carried Away by High Water MACON Via March IS and barrels riding the receding waters South Georgia floods toda told the story ot a huga prohibltioi cleanup in which neither federal no officers participated Literally hundreds of riverside stills which because of their Inccesslbllity had been comparatively safe from In ternal revenue men were swept awa by the high waters IOWA FORECAST Will Rogers NEW YORK March today was St Patricks day But do you think they would parade on Sunday No sir There wouldnt bo any traffic to block if you used Fifth ave nue on Sunday You know there is nothing as overestimated as a parade of any kind It dont draw crowds the people that are lined along the sidewalk are just tryingto get to the other side WlLl ROGERS thafa No body 13 Interested In a parade but the fellow marchlnff and his fam ily who are compelled to go seo how bad hs marches Every city should haveone street away out where it wont In business or trattic Call it Parade street then let any organization go there and march till they dropped Do that and see how big an audience they can draw Tours Copyright 1920 BYRD PREPARES TO HEAD HUNT FOR 3 AIRMEN Geologist and Two Flyers Unheard of on HEADS BIG FLEET Trip NEW YORK word has bc March IS been received for three days from Larry GouW geologist and his two companions Bernt Balchen and Harold June aviation pilots and members the Byrd Antarctic expe dition They have been engages In the aerial geological trip to the Rockefel ler mountains according to a radio message from the South Polo expedi tion copyrighted by the New York Times and St Louis Post Dispatch Commander Richard E Byrd is pre paring to fly In search of his com rades as soon as favorable weather obtains the message stated OUTBURSTS OF Woman Flyer Sets Record in Long Hop ouise McPhetridge Stays in WORKMEN PINNED UNDER WRECKAGE Old City Hall Building at ADMIRAL CHAHLES McVAY Ji Rear Admiral Charles B Mc Viij Jr burtect officer navy de partment lilts been aiipomtcil conv innnclcrinebief of tlio U S Asiatic lleer succeeding Admiral Mark L Bristol Cedar RapidsCol N COURT RULE etta Goudal May Indulge in Temperament j Says Judge OS ANGELES March 18 superior court ruling upholding the Ight of Jetta Goudal motion picture actress to Indulge In temperamental outbursts at tho expense oC the film producing company which employed ler was handed down here last night y Judge Leon Yankwich Miss Goudal sued Pathe Studios Inc for claiming that amount duo her for services The decision vhich held that as an artist Miss Goudal was not subject to the same of obedience as a menial award ed her suit resulted from the discharge oc Miss Goudal then under contract to the Cecil B DeMIIle productions which later was absorbed by Pathe n September 1927 because tempera mental outbursts constituted a breach ot contract by herself Have Effect Motion picture circles today predict ed that the decision would place an entirely new light on the relationship TURN TO PAGE U COLUMN 8 April 12 Is Date Set to Fair Monday night and dny somowliat colder Tuesday BIII in north nnd west portions Monday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures Z4 hour period ending at S oclock a m Monday Highest Sunday B5 Degrees Lowest in Night SB Degrees At 8 A M Mo inlay 43 Degrees For like period ending at S ocloc Sunday Highest Saturday J8 Degrees Lowest in Night SO Degrees Two days of unuaual balmlnesa have served almost to strip North Iowa ot its snow except in heavily shaded pr heavily drifted spots In Jla Bon City the firass has even shown a tendency to tako on a verdant hue in somo places Monday opened bright and warm with wind from tho south Roads should begin to dry up percept IMPEACHMENT TRIAL STARTS Hardy Defense Hopes to Gat Ruling on Unethical and Illegal Practices SACRAMEXTO Cal March IS legislative business was laid aside here today tor the impeach ment trial of superior Judge Carlos S Hardy of Los Angeles charged with obstructing justice and cotnmlt jting misdemeanors in office with his BULLETIN CEDAR RAPIDS March 18 wall of the old city hall building on Municipal Island crashed here at p m Several men were re ported buried in the ruins and ambulances were rushed to the scene Contractors did not re call the number of men employed on the part which collapsed FIRE IN CRESCO CHURCH Blaze Starts While Priest Holds Mass Sisters Home Damaged CRESCO Marcil of un known origin destroyed the Assump tion church here this forenoon and damaged the slaters home and tents to considerable The total loss is cstimatednt only part of which is covered by in surance The pastor father B J Dougherty was absent from tho city at the time and the assistant pastor leather OConnell was holding mass when the fire brolceout Tha original church was built more than 50 years ago by Father Mccarty andhad been enlarged since The congregation will rebuild bly with another day weather or two of such 1 activities In of Almee McPher son evangelist Attorneys for the jurist announced they had prepared a demurrer to the five counts ot the bill of impeachment but Indicated they expected It to bei overruled Ilex Hardy principal attor ney and son of the defendant an nounced that no formal denial oC the charges would be entered but that the senate would be naked to discriminate between unethical and illegal practices JuSgo Hardy who admittedly played an Important role fn the fight to provo that lira McPhersona story was true has acknowledged tho re ceipts of 32500 from the evangelist while the district attorneys office and tho county grand jury were investi gating her disappearance Ono of the principal charges against him la that he received the jnoney for performing legal services for tho evangelist in vlo lation of he itate constitution FORMER STATE OFFICER ROBBED Thug Takes From One Time New York Candi date for Governor 3CEW YORK March 18 Ottinger former state attorney and the republican candidatefor governor last year was held up early today In front ot his homo on West Seventyfifth street and robbed ot He had spent the evening at a club Iowa General Assembly StJl Has Road Bills and Tax ation to Settle By JACK C GUI51G Associated Press Staff Writer DES 5KHNES Starch IS major am secondary road legislation taxatio and before it th fortythird general assembly of low today launched into its final drive Leaders have set April 12 as thei finishing goal and in order to clea the track for major legislation Bit ing committees will probably star this week to weed out many of th hundreds of bills which still remain on calendars or In committees of both houses Both senate and bouse are ex pected to vote early this week on ap pointment oC tbe powerful sifting com mittees Tho biennial budget calling for ap propriations of about or about 2000000 more than the previ ous bfenntum and new tax levy sug gestions to meet the boost in appro priations aro duo In both houses about midweek and by precedent are given ticht of way Hardest Job Is Revenue Tho problem ot finding new ave nnes from which to draw funds to meet tho almost inevitable increase In appropriations is recognized as the hardest nut to crack and legislative fiscal directors agree that It will re quire at least one week fn each house tentative suggestions for various luxury levies over which con differences are foreshadowed a proposal to revamp tho statetax administration by replacing tho exe cutive council by a tax board of three members to tako over equalization and administration matters is pending Along with fiscal matters tho leg islature Btill has much to do before the states road difficulties aro Ironed out Tho proposal to put control of coun ty and township roads in countywide units as recommended by tho gover nors secondary road commission has TtJKX TO PAGK 2 COLUMN 2 Air for 22 Hours to Beat Trout Mark OAKLAND cai March is lavlns remained in the air 22 hours minuses and 12 seconds Louise Mc former student at Unlver ity Arkansas today held tha worn na endurance flight record as well s tha womens altitude mark Miss McPhetridge ended her endur ance flight at tho municipal airport at P m yesterday after laying aloft nearly five hours long T than the previous record held by Miss Bobby Trout of Los Angeles who made a flight of 17 hours 5 min utes and 37 seconds Feb 11 Miss Me hetrldge set the altitude record Dec 7 when she reached 20270 feet The young aviatrlx began the en durance flight at p m Saturday with 196 gallons oC gasolina In the anks of her travclalre plane She came down with only 12 gallons left saying she could have stayed up an other hour but landed because she round it hard to keep awake She taxied to a hangar where offi cers oC the Oakland chapter oC the Csatlonal Aeronautic association were awaiting her with a crowd ot her friends and newspapermen She at tempted to climb from the cockpit but was so exhausted that she fell back and closed her eyes Friends lifted her tq thftjgrquud Then she said What I want Js rest and a lot of it In private lite Miss McPhetridge is Mrs II V Thadden wife or an air plane manufacturer hero Shewas married last July She tomerly lived in Wichita Kans IN FULL FLIGHT REPORTS STATE Government Cavalry Will Occupy Important City Tuesday Morning M1 WHERE FLOOD HIT ma J MONTGOMERY HAYNEVILLC EXICO CITY March 18 AP The government announces that the rebels are panic stricken and have evacuated Torreon in full flight The rebels were fleeing ap parently toward Chihuahua City it was said at Chapulte pec castle Federal cavalry under Gen Beniono Serrate expected to occupy Torreon at 5 p m General Almazan leader of the federal armies advancing against Torreon from Monte rey telegraphed the presiden tial palace from San Pedro de Las Covonias that the rebels began their flight from Tor reon at sunrise this morning They were completely evacuat ing the city Almazan said TO OCCUPY CITY A lap slKmhig posit i on of II10 town of E31lm Ala prnc tieally persona were en InnRereU for ft time of rising water All of them but 10 wore removed to safety Otlicr towns shown on the map were less seriously damaged STONE THROWN AT HEFLIN CAR Cries of Disgrace to Sen ate Heard After Address BROCKTON Mass Maroli IS A stone which hurtled harmlessly thru a window and a rain of pebbles which rattled off the sides of his lim ousine greeted Senator Hefiln of Ala bama on his appearance as a St Patricks day speaker before the May flower khin No 2 realm Massa chusetts In Vasa hall here yesterday The stone did not interrupt the sen ators speech on the Homan Catholic church Mussolini ami other subjects Ttie pebbles were thrown by smal boys In a crowd of men and youths who awaited the senators departure outside the hall There were cries of disgrace to the senate and other similar characterl zatlons na Hcflin climbed into the automobile on which klansmen mount od the running boards as guards and reached home in a taxlcab about 1 oclock As he started up the steps ot his homo n man about 25 years old stepped to his side nnd pressed a re volver against his body The robber ordered him to wall up the atcps Then ho directed GIvo mo all youvo got After receiving tho he orderei Mr Ottlngor to unlock the door and enter the vestibule He then ran down the steps and away CJirls will he girls Jtnd so will grand Courier WOMEN AID IN PISTOL BATTLE Men Fire Into Policemen Seeking to Rush Home of Cult Leaders 9 Prisoners Remain in Jail Minus Food Despite Flood Danger TROT Ala March 1S iHsoncrs who stayed in tlie Coffee lountj Jail at Elba from Thursday to Saturday without food were locked up n Pike county Jail Hero today Water rose to tho second floor of ho CofCea county Jail nnrl Sheriff O F Ughtner remained with his prison until they were talten out yes ioay He said tliero was no disorder and no attempts made to break for liberty Infant Itiiiiglilcr Dies March Loon Shnltz Infant duURhlcr of Mr nnd Mrs Bert Shultz oC Fsthervllle died onrly Saturday morning fit a loca hospital She horn AUK 17 3928 TtesldoH lior parents is survivor by onfi Inother Keith and one sister SPATITANHURG S C Starch IS pistol hUUo OH Main street of Jnman In which two women loaded pistols for use of tho male members oC their family resulted In tho wound Ing of four ono probably fatally Three rural policemen attempted yesterday afternoon to question IJarry Uctean about a mystcrrous religious t ho and bis family condxicted nnd ibout which neighbors complained rcLean opened fire on tho officers JIo was joined Ity his brother ArnoM lUriftivt McLean a sisterinlaw and Helen WitKon a cousin stood Iy ami loaded pistols for the Uvomen until Harry McLean Cell probably fatally wounded All threo police received wounds Tlio two women and Arnold aro in Jail BY THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Stiff rebel opposition and heavy fishtiuff was In prospect Monday aa powerful federal armies conversed rom four directions on the insurgent tronghold oC Torreou General Cnllea fedora commander nchlef notified tho government that 10 expected to occupy Torreon by Tuesday night General Escobar insurgent leader vus showingno disposition to retreat ind instead reported a victory In the Irat skirmish with the advancing fed erals Attack Federal Columns Taking the Initiative the rebels at ackcd two federal columns at San Pedro Sunday and claimed to have in dictedheavy casualties and taken nu merous prisoners Several thousand men took part In the engagement In which more than 200 men were re ported klUed The rebels claimed the capture of 1200 federals Saturday and Sunday In Torreon wero marked by federal air raids which left four known dead nnd many wounded In their wake Tho first aerial combat fn the history ot Mexi can revolutions followed the raJds an Insurgent plane taking the air apalnst the Invadera hut finally helng drivrnn ofC One federal flyer was brot down by rebel guns Insurgent troop movements indi cated that the IOIIRT expected battle probably would notbo In Torreon It self ljut in tho suimrbof ttomess Tln acio threo miles out which provides an even better natural defense than Torreon Destroy Avenue of Escape A decisive clash was expected by the government aa a federal detachment reported tho destruction oC an Import ant bridge on tho railroad from Tor reon north to Chihuahua cuttln off tlm only avouuo of escape by rail the rebels should they mret defeat Troop activity in northern Souora Indicated that tbe rebels are taking precautions against nn anticipated federal attack from BajiCalifornla vhtch Is loyal to the Rovernment DEATH TOLL IN PLANE WRECK BOOSTED TO 14 Giant Passenger Ship Cracks Up in Forced Landing NEWARK N J March Fourteen sightseers were killed i stantly yesterday in tho worst air plane wreck there ever baa been I tho United States Tbe pilot tbe only person aboard to escape death was severely Injured A hugs Ford allmetal Uiinotorcd monoplane operated by tho Colonial Airways crashed into a freight car loaded with sand wlille attempting a forced landing a mile from theNew ark airport after its motors hud stopped Lou Footc the pilot and Belmont Parsons a friend riding in tho cockpit beside htm were hurled 50 feet from the plane by tlio impact Thosoin tbe cabin were Citing Into a heap In the forward end of the fuselage Many were Impaled on piecca of torn metal Witnesses paid tlio piano appeared to bo In trouble from tho tlmo It tool off from airport with its loiul oC passengers a trip over Xcw York City Rise Was LIGHT POWER WATER PLANTS ARE SHUT DOWN Cedar River Rising Rap idly at Cedar Rapids Streets Flooded VINTON Marcil IS water light or power following the flooding of municipal power plant hero Sunday tills city 4000 persons was facing a soiious eltua tfou today Practically all industries Jncludlnr tha Cedar Valloy Tlmcn wers shut down Tho gas plant had enough wat er to continuo operation for ft tew ho urn Wateu Wins hava been empty since Sunday afternoon when from the flooded Cedar river swamped he at tha city lant and a few minutes later slopped ha generation of electricity Uso Private Wells Citizens today were gotUnpr their rater from tlm few private wells but t was learcd theso wovld be drained Hlslit Rock Island railroad ivijrlc trains manned by several ImndLodYniaintGn anco employes continued efforts to save at least a part of lialt mila of main lino track threo lles vest of here over which the rlverVham cen surging since Saturday ulsV Huiulrcda oC tons of rock nnd cinfle nave been dumped alonff the right o way only to lo swept away by thi heavy current The water waa at tha hlgheit pol In tha citys history nearlyitwpjtC ati In 1884 til high mark The power plant of the Vlnton Can ning company was expected to start operation latt today to furnish at least a part of the power needed by tho town Families IlenmvcxT by Boat Sovcrnl dnys may elapao before municipal plant can be repaired So far JittJo Joss of property hvi re sulted About 20 families living in tha lowlands have been removed by beat At highways northwest nnd north of tho town aro flooded and traffic is at a standstill Tho telephone company operating by a hookup of storage batteries Tho water ivas receding slowb to day Tlio schools were closed because of lack of water Scores of homos te ncndlnff on oil burners wore without boat WAY ABOVE NORMAL CEDAR IIAPIDS IS Tho Cedar river hero was fent above normal thin morning the htph cst since ISSl nntl was still rising at1 tho rate oC Jin inch nn hour Several Kitnets In Uio north ecetloii of tha city under water while on tho HontU sllo tho IF curb leep on Third street havinghacked ip from tho sowers The Sinclair Pacldnff plant the TURN TO JAGK 2 COLUMN S Opera Singer UK SAN FEIANXJSCO Mnreh IS Rosa Ponsclle opera singer con fined to room hero today by iittnck of prripijp Physicians sakl he condition was not scrloua ATI finUfreoze mixluro 7irv Js 1criiff compounded from honey hut to ho effective honey must he In the radio or not amiRfdrd up ta the driver on front Oourier It rose sluggishly persons who saw the ship just before the crash said the Propellers were turning over slowly tho the motors were dead The plrmo was not more than 200 feet abore tin ground Foote apiiaretuly was attempting to brine the down a clear spaco hetween tho railroad lines but tho piano buffeted by a hlffh susty wind lost altitude too rapidly to clear TURN TO 1AfiK 2 COLUMN 1 Easter Bomb Explodes in Theater in Milwaukee MIMVAUKEK Wls ilarch IS JT honib exploding agninst tile rear wall oC n downtown nlcturo theater early today failed to do much damage xcept hrortlc several windows in the near vicinity only a small hole belnB torn iti tlm wall Tiio bombing ia be llfvod tn bo tho result OC recent lahor trouble March 31 11 shopping days left S 400 Watch Officer and Bandit Shoot It Out on Street i CHICAGO MrmIi IS hundred persons loohcft on Trust night aq licorgo Kchort Jin unidentified sliot U out a busy North Clark strict Inlorsccllon Nino sliotrt hrul been fired before tho bantUt fell Uad Tho tnnn Imd caught nftcr robbing rv restaurant nm7 tho officer was attempting to disarm iiliTi when tho shooting sin r ted Hold CORAVITH March 13 Spec wock lny meetings nrn bfilnic held In Uie Ttaptisl rhunh conducted t pastor the Kcv A AUNT HET By Robert Quillen A skinny old woman can make up Lo look like a flapper if you dont look too close but nobody ever seen a fryin chicken shaped like T am ;