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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 5, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight and Sunday not much change In temperature AND MASON CITY North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOL XXXV CENTS PER ASSOCIATED PRESS UEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATUBDAY MAY 5 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 180 WATCH FOR THREATENED DAM BREAK 7 NiVY SFiPI ANF la na Hua rA Se JFsinan I SIXTYYEARSAMAN I WARNING SENDS NAVY SEAPLANE ALOFT AIR RECORD PN12 Sets Endurance Mark by Staying Up for 36 Hours PHILADELPHIA May worlds endurance flight record for seaplanes was bettered by 7 hours 25 minutes 46 4t seconds today by the PN12 which landed at the Philadel phia navy yard after a flight of 36 hours 1 minute 13 45 seconds The old record was 28 hours 3 min utes 27 seconds Lieuts Arthur Gavin and Zeus Sou celt piloted tile PN12 with a crew of two J C Proley aviation mechanic and H F Layton who Is associated with the Wright Aeronautic company The PN12 took off Thursday after noon at 157 standard time at p m Friday the old record set May 12 1925 by C H Schildhauer and J R Kyle in the by the boards A half hour later the new record was established and the plane kept its course until it landed at a in The international code for holding such tests and flights provides that when the flight is more than 48 hours j in length the old record must be ex ceeded by one hour When the flight lasts from 24 to 48 hours the old record falls when It has been exceeded y onehalf hour Oklnlioman Tries Again CHICKASHA May Joe Hart chlckasha business man d former army aviator hopped off this morning in his Ryan mon 7e for another attempt to eatab iiew worlds Ictfl as Japanese Guard ROUTE OF ITALIA BflSE AT KINGS BAV SPITZ BERGEN WITHDRAWAL OF WALSH SEEN AS BOON TO SMITH Observers Hint Borah Might Lead Third Party JOY CONFESSES KILLINGjAMILY Got Mad at Father and Murdered Parents 5 Children I3LDORATJO May Owen Oberst 17 year old farm boy has confessed that lin shot and killed his parents nnd his five brothers and sisters at their farm home ncaiBurns the night ot April 20 County Attorney Stanley Taylor announced today After slaying members of the fam ily Oberst set fire to thefarm home In an effort to destroy evidence of the crime The confession related that he had planned the deed only two hours be fore It was carried out He Just sot mad at his father be cause he would not allow him to use he family automobile Oberst said He insisted that his mother had nothing to do with nnd that he planned I anil carried out the killings unaided Drawing shows route of Jthe Italia Con Umberto NobUes dirigible from Milan Italy to the North Pole Tito Friday reached Vaflsoe Norway where it was being refueled preparatory to continuing to Spitzbcrtren Inset is of the Italian general May YV 1 Funeral of Kensett Girl Will Be Held on Monday KENSETT May funeral Services for Mtrta May Plnta the daughter of Mr and Mrs Tony I XPinta who died at her home here ir Thursday will be held Sunday after noon at the Evangelical church In Manly The will at S oclock girl Is survived by her parents four brothers Harold Ar thur Eaymond and Everett and a baby sister Evaline REVENGE RAID CAUSES DEATH Kentucky in Retaliation Attack of Moonshiners SHJEPHERnSVIJjLiE May woman was shot to death and three other and two men were wounded seriously early today in what officers believe was a revenge attack by moonshiners whose stills re cently had been raided by prohibition agents Mrs Browning was shot down as she lied from her home at Brown Ington Bcttlcment about secvn miles from here after the building had been set on fire Three sisters and two sons of the sisters also were shot ae they fled from the burning building The attackers appeared at the Browning home soon after midnight officers said and after netting firs to the house waited under cover for their vicitlms to appear The four women were said to have furnished prohibition men with the information that resulted tn raids on several moonshine stills in the neigh borhood recently Bullitt and Nelson county officers investigating tha case had made no arrests this morning Slay The impending HooverWat on battle for Indian aH dele ates to the republican convention vas ofsecondary interest to Wash political observers today as a esult of important developments ng to the front In democratic ranks Withdrawal of Senator Walsh of tontana from the race for the dem cratic nomination thedecision ol Senator Reed Missouri to continue n the fight and tho significance of halfhour political conversation be weeu Senator Borah republican daho and Mrs Clem Shaver wife of he chairman of the democratic na ional were subjects of ively discussion among those looking orward to the big conventions next month To Qlitz Candidates Meanwhile the new senatorial cam paign expenditures investigating com mittee moved forward with Its prepar ations for starting Monday the ex amination of tho first group of 14 presidential candidates as to their pre convention money outlays The com mittee Tas expected today to make public the acceptances to of the candidates Declaring he was glad Walsh took himself out of the picture because I clarifies the situation and empha sizes tho Reed said he only wished the Montanan had arrived his decision before he muddled1 the waters by entering the California pri Apparently directing another ver bal dart at Walsh Reed added It I were a general In a w would not surrender my army because I had lost a Clears Way for Smith Smith supporters now sea a clear TURN TO PAGE M COLUMN 8 Will Rogers HILLS May 4 those that thot that Will llajs was over in Europe just to get away from the republicans are mistaken No wonder Bill such a big salary from the moviea He earns it Did you see what did yester day In France France was about to bar our movies and Bill made am sign a contract whereby they notonly retain our movies but for every seven ours the French see they will have to look at one made in France That satisfied tha French pro ducers AH they wanted was to make theirs compulsory Yours WILL ROGERS P I ran out ot paint Some towns were painting their own homes with It Copyright 1928 FARM LEADERS URGECOOLIDGE TO SIGN BILL hompson Calls Measure for Tokyo Troops Repulse Drive of Northerners Capturing Large Amounts of Supplies Reports Received From Shanghai Say Americans Are Safe in Battle Area China Protests Landing of Foreign Troops BULLETIN SHANGHAI Standard Oil company Is seeking to learn the condition of two American employes nt TslnanFn following information from Its Nautilus office that reports there indicated for eigners other than Japanese had beon objects of tho nntlJorelen rioting No further details were obfniniible TvBKING MilV advices from Tsinan battle ground of Cnl iTnese nationalists and Japanesa troops who formed a protective cordon iround foreigners concentrated there today indicated that the situation con inucd to be extremely serious n Word was received at Shanghai from the Tsinan consulate that all Amer cans were safe The firing which continued all day yesterday however ceased n 7 p m Four hours later a message from Tsinan said there was no more firing at hat hour Ammunition Captured Artvices said several Japanese wo men were assaulted and killed by the southerners The Japanese captured from the na tionalists two mountain guns shells rounds of rifle am munition and hand grenades Tho last Information put tho Japan ese military casualties up to 10 a yesterday at 10 killed and 32 wounded Mnry George Miller 18 has posed ns a man ami done a mans work since she was 18 Mary worked as n farm hand near Town City until recently when taken slclv her was discovered RUMANIA FEARS PEASANT MOVE FOR REPUBLIC Government Urges Citi zens Not to Attend Con The GlobeGazette Offers Readers Baseball Rules Even big leagueplayera some times disagree about the rule gov erning a play and then the umpire pulls the rulo book from his pocket to show the basis for his decision Players and fans alike get more out of the game it they know the rules or have the book Our Washington information bu reau has printed the rules of base ball in handy inexpensive form so that every one may have a copy Frederic J llaakln Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I en clone herewith 6 cents In coin or stamps for a copy of the boohlfit BASEBALt RULES Street State LOCAL BAND IN CONTESTFINALS Meets Council Bluffs Stat Champions Last Year on Saturday Afternoon BULLETIN Tho Mason City high school hand passed triumphantly thru ilie preliminaries of the state con test at Iowa City and will meet Council Bluffs in the finals Sat urday afternoon according to in formation received here Tiie Council Bluffs band was cham pion last year nnd runner up in the national meet Information reaching Mason City Saturday morning to the effect that the local girls glee club had placed fourth in calsg A competition at the state music contest at Iowa City They were bested by Thomas Jefferson school of Council Bluffs Marshalltown and Dubuque The Ma son City singers are under tha di rection of Miss Ellen Smith Gerald R Prescott and the Mohawk band were scheduled to compete late Saturday afternoon with other en semblcs In clans A Orchestra wero also slated to play Saturday Vocal nnd Instrumental soloists competed Friday Other wlnnern among elee clubs and choruses were May ielegatlon representing numerous na lonal andmiddle western farm organ zatlons headed by Samuel H Thomp son president of the American 3ureau federation urged President Joolidge today to sign the McNary rTaugen farm relief bill The delegation included F W Murphy president ot tho American council of agriculture B W Kll ore president of tho American Cot on growers exchange George H Peek chairman ot the committee of 23 William Hlrth chairman ot the corn belt committee Charles Hearst president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation and William Settle pres dent of tha Indiana Farm Bureau federation Thompson read 1o President Cool ge a prepared statement declaring that the McNaryHaugen bill should be approved by him as representing an honest effort to meet every ob jection and suggestion expressed by you that can be met without depart ing completely from the fundamental principals for which tho farm group represented here and many other farm organizations been con tendingfor The committee urged Mr Coolidge to reconsider his attitude on the equal ization fee on the ground that It was the only device yet proposed by which the cost of organized handling ot the j surplus may be distributed fairly over tho producers who market the Finally the statement urged Pfes dent Coolidge to approve the bill first laying the foundation for a new national farm policy bringing renewed hope and encouragement to BUDAPEST Hungary May from Alba Julia say that the whole ot Rumania is alarmed in anticipation of tho procla mation ot a Transylvania republic by the peasants congress which convenes there tmorrow The government la said to be tak ng desperate measures to counteract his move Seventeen airplanes circled over tho Club district yester lay the dispatches add distributing thousands ot handbills warning the peasants against communist trick cry and urging them not to attend thecongress At the same lime it is wild con tact Jins been preserved between the peasants leaders ami tho govern ment altho no concord oC The cabinet is expected to decide loclay whether or not it will allow a meeting oC peasants nt Buchar est tomorrow Tho northern government protested to the Japanese legation against the sending ot Japanese troops into Tsinan on the ground that tho Chinese au thorities were able to maintain order Sontl More Troops Tho Japanese and foreigners at Tsinan were still beleagured and semi Isolated today Japanese reinforce niohtBwere headlns the city from Ajiieatiu northerners were FEAR OF AGED MAN IS BLAMED FOR SHOOTINGS Slays Woman and Friend Then WARNING SENDS RESIDENTS OUT OF FLOOD AREA Dwellers in South Caro lina Valley Abandon Homes S May Hope of Having tha Table Reek Cove dam 31 miles north of here greTr today when engineers succeeded in opening the flood pipe thus taking pressure off the hrenlcs which devel oped under tho dam late yesterday The gate the drain pipe was opened by means of a long Uey taken to the scene from Greenvillo and tha flow of Tvater out of tho dam dlatety Increased swelling the South Salnda creek below the dam to bank full Water still poured out of the brenk around UIG pipe whcie seepaso started Itg first leak Torrents also came out of the fissures which have beon created to tho left of the center of the dam by tho geyserlike action of water escaping thru seepagn leaks While still believed the drain pipe was broken at some point under the huge dirt lnm thoy hooted that opening of tho flood gate created such a current that nil Impediments would bo washed out Atirt the lakn lowered thru this hole without fur ther breaks Valley Below Denerted straggling thru eastern S linn tuner Japanese civilians evacuated Welnsien about ISO miles east of Tsinan Jap anese marines landed at on the eastern coast of Shantung The valley below the dam was quiet and deserted Everyone In the probable path oc waters Hhould the had moved to the hills 1 tops Rnd mountainsides gees TF probable y I dam breal 1 On hill I refugees i The American English and Japan and naval a Ghetto conferred on methods to hi used toi maintain order there Have Communist Troops It Is learned too that n body of communist troops ore among the forces nt Sinanfn This particu lar body was disbanded at Canton re cently but from there proceeded to TCiangsi province where various out rages were charged n gainst them At Nanking later I hoy were re cruited into Chlnng KaiSheks regu lar army for Ilia campaign against tho northerners They aro under the command of Gen Ho VnoTsu whosn troops are said to have begun thn rioting which 1ms led to tho present situation at Tsinan Fu May old mans fear that thoy were going to get today apeared as the motive behind a double slay ing and suicide nt thn homo of John about 70 hero late yester HAWKEYEGRADS PLAN FOR PARTY Garner Lions Club Backing Event lor May 10 Coaches to Attend GAHNER May are near ng completion for the University of Iowa alumni party to be held here Thursday May 10 announces Dr G armers in every part of the United States thus restoring the purchas Ing of the American farmers which is essential for permanent na lonal REPORT MOVE AGAINST SMITH Independent Candidate May Come Out Against N Y Governor NEW TOHK May S Poland ot the New York AntiSa loon league In n statement declared former Representative William D Upshaw of Georgia is conducting a secret campaign for support an prcri dential nominee on an Independent dry ticket to be launched In the event of Governor Smiths nomination Mr Poland who Is head of the state leagues legal department said his statement waa Issued merely because oC the personal lack of ouallfjcatlons by Mr Upshaw for serious considera tion for any high elective office I thing no one questions Mr Up shaws ho said hut he is ranting and Intemperate In statement and could not command united supStuart second Dysart third Gliddcn fourth Mr Upshaw Is a democrat and while Boys giro first Har In congress wxs one of the leaders ofjrls second Story City third Dysart the extreme dry wing of the Mr Polands statement Indicated tlmtl first Stnnton sec Upuhaw la in this state ond Lakevlew third Stuart fourth Class A Boys BeS Moines first liurlington Becond Crcston third West Waterloo first East De Moincs second Clans B Girls glee first Hampton second Storm Lake third Bedford fourth Boys jjlee Ayr first Shennndoah fourth first Hampton sec ond Mount Ayr third Red Oak fourth Class C Girls Rlrci Vcrnon first Letter Says Prisoner Has Confessed Killing of William Desmond Taylor AGELES Mny letter Ktntins that T O Barnett prisoner at Folsom prison had lontcsscd tho UUIIng here several rcars ago of William Desmond Taylor motion picture director wns turned ver to thn district attorneys office oday Thft name of the man who cceivod tho letter here was divulgd A BemK In charge of the event the affair la tha local are to be wel FIST FIGHTER LANDS IN JAIL lowan Confesses Encounter Which Ended in Death of Victim SIOUX CITY May George Welgle 60 of Sergeant Bluffs was n Woodbury county jail here today awaiting arraignment on a charge of first degree murder grow ing out of a fatal fistic encounter with William Mize 21 Sioux City Welgle officers said confessed that he attacked the young man outside a dance hall at Sergeant Bluffs tho night of April 28 to avenge the In juries Inflicted by Mlxc on Wclgles 15 year old son Cecil In another fis tic combat died In a local hospital Fri day from a fractured skull Tin had hecn In the hospital since the diy following tho attack Wclghlos arrest was madn last night after the murder warrant had been sworn out by Piltchard assistant county attorney Sponsoring Ions club Guests from Iowa City will be Bur ton Ingwersen head football coach Sam Barry head basketball coach Rollle F Williams freshmen coach and Mr Simmons director of the pu bllcity bureau They will have a prom Varada day Mrs Karl Enljury 33 year old wife ot a railroad shop worker and Hans Turns 70 year old owner of tho resi dence at which Mr nnd Mrs Enbury lived were slain Varada was tho sui Enbury returning from work found his wife was not at home He noticed shades drawn nt Varadas placn nearby and battered his way in to tlie Thorn he found the three bodies A revolver was clutched in Varadas hand and a note written In Bohemian was lying on the dinnlg room table The note County Attorney W G Kecksnid paid Indtcaed Varada planned the tragedy In part it said They were going to get me but I got them I am ridding Enbury of his The remainder of the note was not divulged Tho nrto was weighted down with BO in currency and silver and das watch It is understood that Va radas note loft the money lo the husband The cmiple had lived Vavadaa houso until about three months they moved Into Iams house after slight differences Tarns Is a widower and a retired car penter Ho was considered a close ilttlri of Imlh an the young couple Reports that the dam had were attributed to the fact that sloughing on the backside ot the struc ture away from the lake had carried off about half Its width The dam Is 750 feet wide and 700 feet long and tho sloughing had not reached the lake at noon but had nbtrat 350 feet more to gobefore creating a gap Water in the dam stood at 10 foet below the crown ot the dam early to day but after the floodgate was un locked it began falling perceptibly LEAVE HOMES Mr and Mrs Lafe Hill on Trip Into Southwest NORA SPRINGS May and Mrs Lafe Hill left today on an extended trip thru eastern JCansas t Oklahoma Mr Hill has a brother and a sister in southern Iowa who will be visited on ths trip also two sisters In Kansas and a sister In Okla homa he has not teen for almost 35 S May P Saluda river vallny was de serted todfly as the of the flood disaster hovered over the mill towns and farms along the rivers banks Impending collapse nf the huge Xow Earthen dam oC tho Greenville water sent resldqnts ot the valley to higher ground last night when B TV Andere Tabln Rock inn keeper broadcast a warning that tho gallons oC water Impound nl in tho artificial wore poijr Ing thru a big leak around the outlet vnlve at the bottom of the rtyku Tho Inn keepers warning was car ried by courier to telephone and thousands left their homes to the mercy ot the floods taking only Trhat possessions thoy could carry inent part In the program which scheduled to start at oclock Plan formed by the committee cal for the coach nnd two prominent ath letes from each surrounding higl schools to bo present as well as forme students alumni and friends ot th university Plato reservations must be In hands of Dr Hcmln by Tuesday May S he states The program ns nr1 ranged calls for musical numbers by j ndivldnals from Mason City ChicagoSt Louis Air Mail Contract Awarded May Kohertson Aircraft corporation of St Ijouta wfid awarded tlio contract for tho SI CityOmaha air mail roulo today by tho postofflce de partment and tho contract for the line from Chicago to South Bend and 13 Michigan toivns were given to the Thompson Aeronautical ion of Cleveland years Mr Hill Is the Floyd county representative unopposed for his third term Oar Weather Man corpora C Wiwinn Entcrtnlns rOItKHT May Sam nsmuKsou entertained the calendar and hostess committees of thn ul Liithcrnn Womens society nt her country homo weather figures fur 24 hour period ending at oclock a in Saturday Highest Friday M Degrees lowest In Nlglit 37 Degrees At A M 53 Degrees In spite of a northwest wind Friday tho nicrcuuy in tho GlohcCiazettcs maximum thermometer mounted 30 degrees almo the freezing point The wind wns still In the northwest Satur day morning but the fact that by oclock tho temperature had risen to WILKINS ASKED TO JOIN ITALIA Arctic Flyer Turns Down Offer to Fly North WithNobile GREEN HARBOR BpttzberRen Mny trmberto Nobtle has Invited Capt George Wilklns to accompany him on his three trips In tho Italia to Greenland the North Pole and Nicholas II Land but Cnp Uln Wilkins hua refused It became known here today Captain Wilklns in working day nnd night on hlH new book describing his potnr trip and Is writing It himself on JL typewriter Imping to set It ready prior to hfs rtcparfure Tlila ac cepted here an the basis of his re fumil v The Ilolihy will the Wilkins plane and possibly Pilot Kiolson to Norway is expected at Kvalbard Wednesday In tho meantime the weather condl lions show increasingly unfavorable for the flight of thn Ilnlla here A snowstorm from the northwest pre vailed today River Thruout tlm nlsht the river rapidly as waters poured thru tha leak which gradually Brow while rvth sectlonfl of the clam showed clgns of weakening Seepage In the huge dyke which Is 700 faet long 14 feet high and 750 feet thick tha base with a SO foot crown was noted yesterday and shortly after 6 oclock last night tho Inn keeper dis covered the leak about the outlet valve and hastened to notify the fam ilies Jiving Immediately below the dam Tho alarm soon spread thru tho val ley and within a short time the exod us was under way Ttlay It wan believed that every who lived In the endangered area had TURN TO PAfiK 14 COMJMX R WEATHER NEXT WEEK Mlsstssippl and lower Mis u i dcBrccB portomled a maximum for sotirl valleys Mostly fair first halt likely lat ncar or some what above normal for most part U LI lUiCil tb Link lilt I tho day of 70 degrees or of W6ck somo not sultry but reasonably warm forfi half temperature early May I v AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I got rid of that female crank by teUin her I was scared sometViin would boil over and I wasnt lyin II shed ot said another wore about my Christian duty Id of boiled 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