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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV JIVE CBNTa run COPT DAILY TIMES ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY HOME EDITION UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL KBW8 AJUnro SERVICB 1QO MASON Cm iM AIR NETWORK 2 RADIO FIRMS GET WORD OF MOTOR TROUBLE Ship Can Fly Successfully With Only Three Engines BULLETIN NEW YORK May 16 The Columbia Broadcasting company today received the fpl Jowing bulletin from Its corres pondent of the GraE Zeppelin Two broken motors Headinir back The Jadio marine corporation said tjat It had received tho an was attempt ing to confirm it The Columbia Urondcasting company officials said the cable was signed by Frank B Nicholson their corre spondent It cahie in over the commercial cables The full cable read Two broken motors HeadingKick Germany Can not go fast The Graf Zeppelin ims five engines and can fly without any difficulty with three altho the speed is reduced with every en gine that goes out of commis sion Nicholson a New York au thor was under contract to send a daily story to y Death Toll in Explosion Grows to 125 Blame Open XRay Room Door Poison Gas Continues to to Germany TELEPHOTO PICTURES OF CLEVELAND DISASTER 7RIEDRICHSHAFBN Germany May 16 dirigible Graf Zeppelin mighty mistrcsi of the air raced westward with the sun today above southwestern Europe on its second trip acress the Atlrn tic to America It made a previous trip last October Before it lay a variable course above Gibraltar probably the Azores and Bermuda to Lakehurst N J which the dirigibles master Dr Hugo Eckener did not expect to reach before late Saturday night or Sunday morning Crossed Wires May Be Responsible for Blaze BULLETIN CLEVELAND p May iq fp A J Peurse an nounced that blood tests of vlc tlme of the Cleveland clinic ex plosion showed that death was caused by Inhalation of hydro cyanio acid gas and bromide gas both of which wore present in large quantities CLEVELAND O May 16 The fire door leading from the X room in the Cleveland clinic vhere the first explosion occurred yesterday had been left open state ire wardens investigating the trag edy announced today The wardens statement read The fire door leading to the room where the celluloid Xray plates were stored and where the first ex plosion occurred had been left open if this door had been closed the dis aster might have been averted Have Three Theories Altho the cause of the fire in the Xray films remained a mystery authorities advanced three theories Some one It was thot might have been burningrubbish In the furnace 10 feet from the vault containing the Work Its Havoc Hospital Patients BULLETIN CLEVELAND Ohio May 16 The noxious brownish gas which shattered the Cleveland hospital and dropped patients doctors and nurses in their tracks as they fought for es cape continued its Insidious work today driving the death total toward the 135 mark The two terrific explosions and the fire which followed ig nition of xray films In the base ment yesterday and which took scores of lives did not do all the damage The poisonous fumes continued to act OB the blood of the victims thruout the night and resulted In hourly reports of additional deaths The great majority of the 125 dead reported before noon were residents of this city ascore being from cities outside Ohio and a dozen or more from other cities in the state LEVEL AND May 10 death toll in the Cleveland clin ic explosion reached 118 early to day Victims whonad f ought have been blown thru the open doorV v The theory is that a steamfitter was working in the base ment which might have accounted for of the vault being open Had the workman been using a torch the films would easily have caught fire It was said the steam fitter was carried out among the dead The most frequently advanced idea is that crossed wires on the Xray apparatus provided the dam agingspark The man who perhaps holds the their lives thru others jf eventukll bddJesr were poisonec With cUeYThere is JIttle hopefor therrii they said The gas had attacked the blood they said slowly destroying red cor puscles and bringing death ncarei as it worked The victims were compared to the walking gas cases tof the Worlcf soldiers who withstood the inroads of the poison for a few days and then fell over dead Little Chance for Lives Some of the survivors were pa tients nurses and doctors at the critical condition today and may take the solution to the grave with I him Dr Jack H Swafford Xray ffoulla Susi The only woman room and Wa3 situ Irs Marv automobile running board in a dazed Susi passenger was Mrs Mary Pierce wife of a New York Utilities brok er who made the trip despite ur gent pleadings of her husband and mother Among the men was Capt 1 Sir George Hubert Wilkins Arctic explorer Ship Rises Slowly The ship was trundled from its hangar at a m and at the pilots command was released for TUltN TO PAGE 17 COLUSIN C LOWA WEATHER Increasing Thurs day night nnd Friday rising temperatures LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock n m Thursday H Coldpi in Night 30 At 8 A HI Thursday 40 Hainfnll OT The dangers involved in speculat ing on May weather were exempli fied Wednesday morning Only a moment after Mason Cityans were condition After the blast he was not permitted to see visitors today At the time of the explosion a mov ing van was taking his belongings from his residence to another part of the city and his family could not be located Plumber Gives Version CLEVELAND O May 16 Boffrey Bogg a plumber called yesterday to the Cleveland clinic to repair a steam pipe today said that the fireproof door to the chamber in the basement oE the structure which housed the Xray films where the first explosion occurred was open immediately preceding the blast and that the room itself was supercharged by steam apparently coming from a leaky steam pipe He gave as his deduction of cause of the blast spontaneous com bustion caused by the actionof the steam on the Xray plates stored there Enemy War Planes Attack Columbus in Army Maneuvers WRIGHT FIELD Dayton Ohio May 16 Ohio is in a state of siege today With the stroke of last ground vnjuua were army ot airmen and ground troons commentmg to each other that an is quartered here declared war on other balmv dav m the red anJ Ug c umbus Hostilities got under way beneath the cover of parly morning darkness when big bombers of the blue army took oft from this field bent upon a mission of destruction preceded by a squad of fast pursuit ships to wardoff the alert enemy aircraft But since umpires instead of am munition are being used to settle this war which will be in progress for the next 10 days no estimate of the casualties could be obtained And the viclor in the first encoun ter of the bloodless conflict Is un known at this time in prospect a northwest wind sprang up By noon it was chilly and by night it was downright cold Both the Globe Gazettes weather and those at the beet sugar factory north of the cfty recorded 30 de below the nights coldest The sun wason the job Thursday morning but the northwest wind persisted and there lurked a danger of further freezing Thursday night To Celebrate Anniversary Mitm May utheran licemen who risked their lives in the acrid yellow smoke to remove the bodies Some weia volunteers who had worked feverishly with them Physicians said most of them had but little chance for their lives The impossibility of nourishing the blood against the attacks or the gas points to death in the move serious cases the physicians de clared Administration of oxygen and blood transfusions already have failed in some instances Such a case wag that of Dr John Phillips one of the founders of the TURN TO PAGE 17 COLUSIN 4 TWOWFOR IOWA ROBBERIES Man and Wife Accuse Each Other of Crimes in Hawkeye State MINOT N Dak May 16 Uharges of participating in holdups of two Cedar Rapids Iowa stores and engaging in check forginsr activities over a large area were made against each other last night by a man and wife Mr ant Mr Edwin Koza who are being held here Koza was arrested several days ago on a warrant charging him with issuing worthless checks in Minor and three more warrants will be sworn out today Tilrs Koza brot here from Leeds N Dak also admits writing numer ous worthless checks authorities said Koza confessed robbingtwo dry goods stores in Cedar Raplds tho sheriff here stated and implicated ftis wife another woman and a rimii Both women were armed during the robberies Koza told the sheriff He added that his wife was the straightest shooting gunwoman that ever hit this part of the country Holding her two months old child in her lap Mrs Koza denied all thn charges except the one of worthless checks the authorities said and stated that the woman knew nothing of the robberies or oC the two other persons her husbarti mentioned Officials here will permit Will Roger PHILADELPHIA May 15 The old farmer is getting his re lief I see today where they put high tariff on shingles and flax seed Hereto fore every time a farmer raised a good crop of shingles why he hadto com pete with Ar gentine growt shingles Bai with these two new tariffs why the old agrarian is sitting pret ty They have taken the shin f the good M 4 A viewpoint He puts a flax seed poultice on his head and prays that he will never be so unfor tunate as to be relieved again Yours TOLL ROGERS Copyright 1929 DEANCALLAWAY STEAM Wayman Aid Galfs Meet fug to Clear Des Momes U Heads Is senernl viov of IIio disaster scene NalelniMcrJoTonf from where i croun of y Awoclatcd Press were Move to Avert Fight Over Debenture Right Possibility of Vacation for Congress Ddnng Sum mer Growing erm coBgregstiuniKoza to return to Leeds they salcl i the Otaf coUo oh e uewaoii th Olaf college choir has sung at Sunworthless check charges unless In lay services will celebrate its stories on the holdu Fcoin coml ces w celebrate its stories on the hold Iticth anniversary Sunday May 26 reports from Iowa stories on the holdup coincW with comclUc W1 CHINESE FREE IOWA MINISTER railure of Ransom Money to Arrive Wins Liberty From Bandits HANKOW China May 1C dvicea received at Hankow today eported the release of the Rev Harry A Schweudener of Chicago missionary for the Christian anu lisstonAry alliance The advices stated that the Hcv Ir Schivendener and the Rev Ed ar Truax Aloone Iowa who wert kidnaped on April 23 near Sunglao Kweichow were held captive in a cave wnero they were tortured n ransom of 525000 Mexican money was demanded When this was not forthcoming Mr Truax was released on April 2D and was instructed to obtain 5600 When this also was not forthcom ing Schwendcncr vns released Mav 13 BUFFALO N Y May 16 The hitherto harmbuolus aspect f the Baptist Bible Union conveu on here took on a disturbed tinge oday when Dean Earl Callawcy of cs Molnes university envoy of resident H C Wayman dismissed the faculty the funrtamen alist school by the trustees harged from the floor that his aide ad been eteam rollered by Dr T Shields and the board aid ad not been given a chanco to resent their case Shortly before that the university had appointed Dr Thomaa Shields as chairman and Oliver an Osdel and E A Roberts to ay as a committee of three to take large of university affairs until he annual meeting June 11 Callaway said there were many acts that trustees should know nd that they had spent their time lasing rumors referring to charges made against the persona integrity of Dr Shields and Miss Edith Rebman secretary of the university board Dr Shields hotly denied Calia ways statement branding him guilty of gross misrepresentation of facts Callaway declared out of order by the chairman Masmillian Schimp ofNew York City and told he might speak more at length later today was given time to in vite delegates to a mectlug tonight at a local hotel where he said he iroulj present Dr Waymanr cans I Doctor Shields was exonerated hv unanimous vote of the delegatci yesterday for his conduct of school affairs Dean Callaway said would give 10 reasons why Dr rormer Champion Will Fiffht Rebman should B ten lo one side and allow others lead he Bible Union DEMPSEYTOBE IN RING AGAIN NEGOTIATIONS FOR STOP HERE ARE CARRIED ON Details to Be Worked Out With Yellow Cab Airways JVJASON CITY is about to take its place on the air transportation network of America Negotiations looking to this took a long leap forward Wednesday aft ernoon when Ross Arnold chief pilot of the Yellow Cab Airways flew to Mason City and went into onference with local American Le ion and Chamber of Commerce of Icials Late in the afternoon the plane ook off from the community air lort west of the city bearing B A Vebster spokesman for the local rganizations to Des Moines where e met with Russell Reel head of ie airways concern obtaining fur her Information concerning the roposed stop on the Kansas City to win Cities line already in opera Ion Wants Mason City Included Wed like nothing better said Ir Reel than to Include Mason Ity on this line for whatever de rree of service the business orig natlng there will warrant At present the planes are flying some sixmiles to the weat of the Oty airport the direct line Between Des Molnea and apoUs If present plans the forehoan ani afternoon plane will rejariftom its ptesent ctmrse ana circle over the Mason City Bcendingto pick up passengers en signal Details with respect to the man ner of signalingand the system of makingreservations f9r the air trip either north or south remain to be worked out An early meeting of thtf ocal aviation development commit ee with Mr Reel Is in prospect and eflnftc plans for Inaugurating the ew service will be settled upon Three Hours to K C The forenoon plane which leaves anaas City at S oclock a m will iach the airport hero at clock a m and be in Minneapolis t oclock In the afternoon he plane which leaves Minneapolis 2 oclock will arrive here at clock Local passengers on this ilp will reach Des Molnes at clock and reach Kansas City 30 oclock In other words Mason ity and Kansas City will be brat ithin approximately 3 hours of ach other While the farea have not been orked out there is a wish on the irt of both the local persons and Ir Reel to keep them nt a popular vel so that time saving constd red there will be a genuine advant UBN TO PAGE 17 COLUMN 7 ABANDONS CASE AGAINST LONG Louisiana Governor Wont Be Prosecuted Senate Court Rules BATON ROUGE La May te n The Louisiana state senate court of impeachment today abandoned trial of Gov Hdey P Long and dia rolved by unanimous consent with out hearing any testimony on the L charges against him BCLLKHN WASHINGTON May IB m republican lenders de cided today to relieve the sen ate debenture export farm re lief bill so it might be sent to itmforenec but said In approv ing suih procedure they felt senate Inclusion of the deben ture proposition constituted an invasion upon the constitutional prerogative of thn house to Ini tinlc revenue legisla tion Under Coffroth Some time in Winter NEW YORK May 16 a C f C Eve1 estate otrormer copyrighted story today the ning World says that Jack Dcmp sey will return to the prize ring Nov 28 to meet the outstanding heavyweight at that time under the promotion of lim Coffroth nt Tia Juana race track I The Evening World says that pcnipsey will receive an i has been paid an Additionally T to be paid when the forClarlt a form j malily of sijitng for the bout is completed Belmond Banker Is Valued CLARION May of tlie rgcst estates ever piobatcil id Wright county is that of L E Belmoud dt UTASHINGTON May 16 Hopes for a summer for most members of congress were I raised today by the progrcsa made in nrgotlalions to avert the threatj ened controversy between the sen ate and honse over the formers BLUE EARTH Minn May right to initiate export debenture 1 Thft Rcvs Tleo Severtson has re Blue Earth Resigns Icgislation in the farm relief bill The outcome apparently with the iep1 mittce of the TLKS T signed his pastor le of Trinity Luth church He has held the posi banner died In DCS Koines a few weeks ago The estimated value of the estate is actat 30p000 and in cludes eight Towa farms four of them in Wright county two in 1tIU one in Cerro Gordo aud one iri Warren a total of 1374 acres TUe personal property consisted of stocks bonds and cnsh amountiuir to b you or the AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn I dont lose my temper much but I dont want no policeman holtlin me up left a cake in the oven ;