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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 1, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY OL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY DAILY TIMES HOME UNITED PRE33 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE V CELEBRATIONS QUIET TOLD IN Massacre Suspect Seen on Island Using Ma chine Gun PHICAGO May I a wooded desolate island in the Rock river below Rockford and from the witness chair of the cor oner s inquest there had come today new and significant evidence in the valentines day gang massacre CHES The island was revealed as the machine gun target range for gangsters A witness whose name was kept secret for fear of his be ing silenced by gunmen fearful of his revelations identified the pic ture of a murder suspect as that of a man he had seen a machine gun on the island before the massacre The same witness partly Identi fied two others from amongtoe photographs of suspects laid before Him by Chicago detectives Quiz Gun leader Coincident with the Rockford evi dence the coroners jury got its first chance to question Prank V Thompson the man believed to have sold to gansters the guns used in the Septuple bng murder last Feb Thompson who had been sought for a fortnight as a key witness surrendered to the coroner late yes l terday I jfthe areSVPsSx TSwnjpsqk tadJPeter VoiT Frantzius sporting goods deal i er who sold machine guns and other j weapons to Thompson and others j Von Frantzius was asked how many guns he had on hand Feb day of the he replied j that he had none many have you had since Four What became of them Thompson Got Guns I sold them to Thompson He tel ephoned an order between 10 and 32 o clock the morning of St Valen tines day The murders occurred between 10 and 11 a m I immedi ately placed the orders and guns were delivered in March The only statement obtainable from Thompson was It 5a true that I did sell nine ma chine guns which I got from Von Frantzius But I dont know to whom they went He was just a I had met casually and I nev id learn his name never dealt with gangsters I jr knew a gangster In my life ictors of Ruthven From Plane Reporter Calls City Desk From Station High Above Clouds By W W CHAPLIN Associated Press Staff Writer ABOVE NORTHERN NEW JER SEY May 1 story was elephoned to the Associated Press oday by a reporter high above land in the first public demonstration of a Western Electric invention which enablea an aviator to chat from the clouds with any earthbound tele phone subscriber Taking off in the flying telephone booth from Hadiey field N J and linked by wireless with the land lines of the commercial telephon system the reporter gave his num her and presently heard the As soclated Press switchboard opera tor in New York City answer Gimme the city desk he said trying to ne nonchalant but feeling somewhat as tho he were wearini the mantles of Aladdin Merlin the Witch of Endor and Cinderellas fairy godmother You Furnish the Nerve City desk he heard This is Bill said the soaring re porter I got a story Where are you asked the city desk 2000 feet below Im up in the air And you think thats news drawled the cynical city desk Come down to earth ana say what Toofurnish reporter suggested and the nerye Listen I got a hot story and Im given just five minutes to talk Pass me a rewrite man and get him quick The rewrite man came on the line Shoot it he said Dicta tion or notes First by Wireless And so this story the first news paper article to come by wireless telephone was dictated thru the air of Upper New Jersey and over a regular telephone wireon the ground to a news office with no TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 3 bank examiner Is on the take charge of the closed Bank Vote to Close THVEN May board rectors of the First National to close after OWA FORECAST mdy and cooler Wednesday Thursday fair warmer st and north portions CAL STATISTICS Gazette weather figures for period ending at 8 oclock st Tuesday 75 Degrees in Night 38 Degrees M Wednesday 40 Degrees ame into the scene Wednes orning with a terrifying The wind had shifted from st to northwest and the was doing a regular tail w temperature range of 37 tells something of the pre drop of the ncrcury Tues iximum has beensurpassed times this year all of rly in April JOICE YOUTHS PAY FINE 18 Year Old Bootleggers Draw Suspended One Year Sentences NORTHWOOD May lFrank Trail and Harry Lovick of Joice were sentenced to serve one year m the county jail by Judge C H Kelley here yesterday for violation of the liquor laws Sentence was suspended on pay ment by them of fines and costs amounting to each and the were parolled to S R Torgeson Worth county representative Joice Owing to the youth of the offend era both being 18 years of age am thefurther fact that this was thei first offense on their plea of guilty to the charges against them the punishment was mitigated in the manner specified REBUILD PARTY Headquarters of Rejuvena tion to Be in Wash i ington WASHINGTON Slay 1 termined to build up their forces tnruout the country and recover losses sustained in the last election democratic leaders have decided to establish permanent party head quarters in Washington to function thruout the year The headquarters will oe estab lished under the direction of former Representative Jouett Shouse of Kansas Announcing the decision after an informal conference with a large number of democratic senators Chairman John J Raskob of the democratic national committee said Shouse would devote his entire time to the work and would be in active contact with members of the na tional committee and members of congress and in complete charge of relations between state organiza tions their chairmen am mem bers THREAT BECAME REALITY ALONG MISSISSIPPI RIVER Eleven Rebel Leaders Flee Over Border Calles Troops Closing in on Revolutionary Com mander SETTLEMENT OF PARLEYQUICKLY Germans Must Say Yes or No Soon Pa pers Believe DARIS May 1 French A press today carried pointed ad vice of a semiofficial nature to Germany to reach a reparations set tlement agreement with the creditor nations at the present conference of experts The papers warned that there would be no political confer ence later to patch up affairs if the committee of experts was forced to report failure The Dawes plan which the Ger man delegation has insisted is be coming insupportable was held forth by the papers as the only al ternative to an agreement by the committee The semiofficial Temps was mos emphatic of all and sources close to government made it understood that this was Frances firmly re solved policy Must Reach Conclusion It was learned elsewhere there is a disposition to take the same view among other aliedreparations dele gations and that Dr Schacht would be faced with strong pressure for an immedXite settlement when he re turns to Paris tomorrow There was belief in some quarters that Foreign Minister Aristide Brland probably had conveyed the official French feeling to Gustav Stresemann German foreign minis ter who in turn had talked the mat ter over wrth Dr Schacht while the latter was in Berlin For this reason Dr Schachts re lurn to Paris is looked upon as hav ng unusual signifiance He certain y will bring with him the last word from Berlin and will reach the point TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 1 KILLiNGTAIlT TO GAMBLERS Jody of Cincinnati Man Is Found in Hotel by Detective CINCINNATI Ohio May 1 V Bruck 30 Newport Kv was found shot to death in the Ho el Gibson here today Police said le shooting occurred during the Ight and expressed a belief the rime was the outcome of andbook operations of major pr1 ortions A house detective found j e body along the Mississippi litws near the waterfront at Mo and liclW readonu of luincy III standing on the bluffs nnd tlo f hrinTCrth thC acrcs of Illn following tl fl d y famllics have been forccd fve before NAB TORCH SLAYER Storm IN SCANDAL MOGALES Ariz A Whether Gen May Jose 1 Gonzalo Escobar supreme head of the Mex ican revolutionary forces had agreed to surrender or had decided to fight it out with federal forces POLICE OF OLD WORLD PREPARE FOR OUTBREAKS AntiAmerican Demon stration Threatened in Mexico City By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COCIALIST and communist organ Izations in Europe and the two Americas today celebrated May day the international labor day while police in most countries un iu uui leaerai forces puime m mosc closing in on him in eastern extraordinary precautions ra from two directions remained Prevent disturbances uncertain today Defiant as the power of his forces crumbled on all sides thru the flight of rebel generals to American soil and the surrender of troops and strongholds Escobar last night Is sued a statement saying he was ready to fight A few hours later rebel officers entered a conference it Agua Prieta Sonora with Mex can federal officers with a view to putting an end to the revolution The conference in which United States array and consular officers jarticipated as observers broke up early this morning and there was no announcement as to its outcome Offers to Surrender Gen Antonio Medina ranking Disorders especially were threat ened in Berlin where minor clashes with police already had occurred and in Mexico City where an anti American phase to the celebration developed Police while prepared expected nothing untoward in Lon don Paris Rome or the south Am erican capitals Parades and outdoor and indoor meetings were arranged for New York and other cites of the United States but no disorder was feared The day was a holiday In moat of SpanishAmerica with tho newspa pers suspended and such essentials as taxis and restaurants not oper Wrecks FarmSyndicate Believed Karl Francis Peacox con fessed to slaying his estranged wife on the first anniversary of Ihclr wedding and then burned tho body Will Rogers BOSTONMass April you see the figures issued by the department of commerce about the amount men spent on cos metics to beau tify themselves Didnt I tell you they arc getting vainer over their looks than women They spent over one billion dollars and there is more bald headed ones and more ugly ones more funny WILL ROGERS looking ones than we ever had before They will try anything in the world that a woman does They will have dresses on in less than 10 years Beauty parlors are thicker than filling stations but more power to the people that run cm For they earn it for having to listen to people with nothing on their mind but wanting to look potter Yours WILL Copyright 192D tc Near Cresco Garage Is Blown Over House and Demolished When It Crashes CRESCO May freak cy clone struck the Mrs Anna Iversoii farm nine miles cast of Criisco Tues day evening just before dark The farm is occupied by J P Casey and family Eye witnesses say the storm came across the field from the west and dipped down to the Ivcrson farm and destroyed the chicken house machine shed garage gran ary and windmill and badly dam Made a Day May 1 si captains several promi nont politicians and in named in true bills by the Cook county grand jury States Attorney John A Swanson and his aids today hinted at further sensa tional disclosures concerning syndicate which is said to have netted daily thru the opera tion of slot machines The true bills were expected to be returned today in the form of a con spiracy indictment Among those reported named by Ul grand jury were Police Cap aged the house and large new barn I tams Patnck JCollins brother of Pine Trees Uprooted lhe late Michael Collins minister of Large pine trees were uprooted Defense aad finance of the Irish the orchard destroyed and portions frce taLcwllr was assassinated of buildings carried 80 rods away I Dennis Malloy once discharge Seventyfive chickens which hadfrom the Polce department but re a vnnrt rii i inil fl fpfl R ifll fl rrl I 4l jone to roost were killed The storm missed the hog house containing 86 instated Richard Gill Michae Tobin Hugh McCarthy and Michael Delaney Prominent Toliliciim Xinied Dr William H Reid former city spring piga which was the only Building on the place not damaged to some extent The cyclone which was accom1 smoke inspector and prominent mmed by but little rain did a num1 south side politician whose home ber of freakish tricks A disc sitting was bombed twice Frank J Beran outside the barn was blown thru the double doors into the barn and set several feet inside Nothing but splinters of the doors could be found The garage was lifted high In the air and carried over the top of the dwelling house tearing off all the shingles on the west side of the main part of the house The gar age was demolished when it struck the ground several rods farther away Cards Blown About A deck of playing cards was blown from a slielf in Uie house and one card stuck in a crack in the door as tho some one had placed it there Nearly every pane of in the east side of the house was broken out When flying planks and heavy timbers struck the lawn they ton up the sod ns they slid along for several feet in places Cyclone fash ion it did not visit any other farms in the surrounding country The loss is partially covered by wind insurance Must Serve 3 Years for Counterfeiting DBS MOINES May Lmther Squire of Marshalltown must serve three years in Federal prison on a charge or counterfeiting fed eral reserve notes United Stales Judge C A Dewey ruled custodian of the police department Sergt Robert Sullivan Edward Spike ODonnell re puted beer runner racketeer and angster Arthur E Dyer republi can ward committeeman William Bogenbaken republican ward com mitteeman and secretary to William Balmcr commissioner of public service The slot machine crusade out of an investigation Into the death of Mrs Elma Burnham wealthy widow o the head of the Burnhnm Vending Machine com pany The companys records were TUKX TO PACK 12 COLUMN 4 BROOKHARTS EYE BLACKENED BLAMES FALL AGAINST ROCK WASHINGTON May 1 Senator Smith W Brookhart of Iowa went fishing but his catch consisted of a black eye and a cut on his face Defending himself from tho jibes of his colleagues he relates a real fish story Brookhart said his foot slipped on a stone in the creek in which hi was fishing He fell and struck his head against a rock so that the right eye is badly discolored atlng Second Clash In Berlin jvuLumo jyieama ranking Berlin reported its second clash officer of the Agua Prieta garrison ln two days before celebration today the last held by the rebels was saldleven started Tow policemen were to have of laired to surrender thelwounijed in the industrial suburb of town to Gen Juau AmJreu Almazan Neukoelln when 1000 communists f e3Cr8Ll I tn fmnt n tn Jleve4 General Escobar who had been enforce therPQftoJ making preparations to hold Agua1 shoTs Prieta against a possible federal at1 T members of tack was reported to fcave left unf H being hit by expectedly for an unannounced desfhr f received a kntfa tination shortly before the conferVT cnce He did not cross to the United LJf finally States There was much speculation tof flfht vhen flr as to which direction he had gone Ig Z pollce since federal forces were nlthin occa on to The der of N since of 11 rebel leaders including Gen the American embassy Martin F Barcenas revolution An editorial attacked ctaIeft hree revolutionary leaders Includ ng Escobar in the northern Sonora ield Indian Generals Hold Still holding out against the ad ancing federals were the Indian jenerals Marcelo Caraveo and Ra mon Yucupicio They had been re sisting the advance of General Al mazan and his federals thru Pulpito mss into Sonora Their forces were presumed to be In the hilla south of Agua Prieta The surrender of Nogales was receded by a bombing raid from ederal airplanes and considerable confusion During the morning there vere 1200 rebel soldiers in the gar iaon When their commander Gen Francisco Borquez abandoned hem and moved to American soil ieve 500 Yaqul Indians fled to the lills The other 700 stuck thru the air raid and fired upon the federal planes The explosion of the bombs threw ho populace into a frenzy and wom n and children fled across the bor der During the height of the exclte nent Gen Frank S Cocheu ommander of American troops in his section of the border called out lis forces to prevent disorder on the United States side TRUCK DRIVER KILLED BY TRAIN JarksvJIle Youth Dies In stantly After Crash Near New Hartford CLARKSVILLE May ore Engle 22 living near here was nstantly killed when a truck he as driving was struck by a train n the Illinois Central tracks west f New Hartford this morning Engle who was a gravel truck river for Waugh and Tackman arksville county road and bridge contractors was driving on TJ S highway 20 which runs parallel with the tracks and crosses them at a point a short distance out of New Hartford How it happened that he did not notice the approach of the train is not known Engle is the sou of Mr and August Kngle farmers living three miles northeast of Clarksville saying that it was neither General Calles nor tho provisional President Emillo Fortes Gil who governed Mexico but the American ambassador Down with American imperialism the article concluded Hundreds on Duty Hundreds of policemen were ord ered on duty along routes of parades with a thousand others held In re serve A labor meeting this evening in north London will be addressed by TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 2 SUNDlYMOlES WIN ELECTION Proposal Carries in Eagle Grove by 1028 to 811 Votes EAGLE GROVE May question Shall Eagle Grove Have Sunday Movies was settled yes terday at the election held for that purpose by a vote of 1028 for to 811 against A vote on the same question six years ago was defeat ed by a vote 2 to 1 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Me an Pa never would of agreed when to cut off our first boys long curls but he slipped off one day an played with the Clancy chil dren down at the railroad ;