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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 2, 1928, Mason City, Iowa AND MASON CITY IJHAL EDITION XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON fTTV TOW A PRTDAV KrrVXrPMDTnj o I i IUWA Y 2 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICHNO THRONGS ACCLAIM HOOVER ON TRIP WEST SelfInflicted Wounds Prove FiLaT to Furnace Victim IS DEATH ran CHANCE OF LEARNINGTRUTH Pleadings of Hitchcock Fail to Bring Details of Case LAKE BLUFF Iltf Nov 2 Elfrjeda Knaak the book agent psycholgy student whose story of self torture In the furnace room of a po lice station had baffled investigators for two days died at 4 oclock this morning of burns received as she tried to prove her faith in a spirit With her death officers said was locked the story of what actually hap pened during those hours before the ft Tuesday dawn when Miss Knaak af ter sitting alone all night in the police station went into the basement where she later was found near Uie furnace badly burned No Chance to Prosecute Even should evidence develop point ing to some second party as having had a hand in the tragedy officers said the young womens story that she alone had inflicted the burns as selftorture to prove her faith in a spiritlove would almost certainly prove a bar to successful proseeu tion Miss Knaak died a few hours after her former psychology teacher and ad viser Charles Hitchcock had gone on to her bedside and pleaded 1th her to tell accident wnicfi Miss did jknow when she went totliopo station Monday night j jf IB a police theory that in to meet Hitchcock who is abo iilght watchman of Lako Bluff at the station Hello Hitchcock said to the dying girl Last Miss Knaak looked him full In the face but did not speak He asked her several questions tho authorities had prepared Why did you do this terrible thing Who lot you into the police station Why didnt you telephone me The girl made no reply As Hitch cock hobbled from the room ho called back said the girl Its wa the last word she ever spoke Obregon Slayers on Trial DEATH HOLDS SECRET NORTHERN IOWA Whittemore Residents Unhurt in Accident WHITTEMORE Nov Charles Bowen proprletor of the dual ity store here was driving tohls home in Little Rock his car left the road and turned over several times Wltl Itlm were three other men and whili the car was badly damaged the occr pants escaped with only bad bruise and cuts Mr Bowen met with an acciden only three weeks before when he enroute to Whittemore In the earl morning He was meeting car whose light i blinded him and he ran into anothe J car which had been left on the roai lights nnd was thrown thri the windshield receiving sever wounds from the broken glass GLOBEGAZETTE OFFERS FIRST JUD BOOKLET Our information bureau has pre pared a careful brief summary of facts on first aid for home use It tells what to do in the emergency of accident or sudden illness The simple rules for immediate care of Injured persons will save much suffering and often save lives Everyone should be equip ped with this knowledge to do before the doctor can get i there Accurate plainly told carefully Indexed I Get your copy now Frederic J Raskin Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I inclose herewith fl cents In coin or stamps for a copy of the FIRST AID BOOKLET Name Street City State A photo ol Miss Elfrierin Knnalc ILake Bluff who died Friday morning without revealing fur ther details of what she claims was a burning fn a police station furnace for NCHESOFSNOW Entire State May Be Blanketed Soon Report Says YES MOINES Nov 2 inches of snow blanketed northern nd northwest Iowa this morning the overnment weather bureau here said predicting a possible extension of lie snow blanket over other parts of he state AC 7 a m today the station at sioux City reported itiat precipitation ad ceased but Charles City said it vas still snowing there Tempera ures which may undergo a drop were lightly under the freezing point The weather bureau predicted fair ind rising temperatures in Iowa for omorrow First Hit Oniiilm OMAHA 2 irst sndSv the season reached Omaha and eastern Nebraska last ight sending temperatures tumbling 3 freezing and zero marks following llzzards In tho western part of the state since Monday The storm start ed in Montana and moved over Wyom ng and the Black hills and was grad ually moving eastward into Iowa early today Other than hampering traffic be cause of drifted highways in the west no damage was reported The precipi tation was greeted by farmers the storm laying a blanket of from three six inches of snow over the fall wheat fields No livestock loss has been reported from the ranges ot west ern Nebraskas pan handle Airmail Resumed In the eastern section of the state Lholight rains of the past 36 hours turned to wet snow last night and continued the nighr Western points reported clearing skies but continued cold some places having JURY SELECTED TO HEAR CASE AGAINSTCOUPLE Trial of Accused Will Be Broadcast Thruout Mexico f OURTROOM SAN Mex Ico Nov 2 of Jose de eon Toral assassin of President Obregon and Mother Concepclon charged with being his accomplice Jegan today in the little courtroom lerc near which General Obregon was killed last July Radio apparatus to broadcast the rial thruout Mexico was installed Hundreds sought to crowd into the chamber which at most could accom modate but 130 persons Selection of the jury began as the two defendants sat quietly in their places smiling and apparently unworricd On each side of the defendants were rows ofpolice with rifles and cart ridge belts Everyone Including the newspaper men was searched for weapons as they enteced the build ing which was heavily guarded out side by solders and police Before tho trial both Toral and Mother Concepclon gave their prose cutor District Attorney General Cor customary Mexican env braceand assuredhimthey had lib hard feelings against him for per forming his duty NIeto replied that ie would do his utmost to convict ihem Mother Concepclon said that she was sorry that she did not face tho death penalty andNieto replied Dont talk that way You know very well there is no death penalty for women in Mexico You cant be exe cuted Its ridiculous to say that you want to By noon tho Jury of nine necessary under Mexican law had been selected and had tnlien the oath thereupon the clerk of the court proceeded to read the charges Into the record of the case Curtis Talks on Plans to Aid Farmers Senator Condemns Smiths Pledges in Des Moines Address By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON Associated Press Staff Writer ENROUTE WITH SENATOR CUR TIS TO MOBERLY Nov 2 ff Herbert Hoover moving on the Msisourl battleground from the east oday his running mate Senator Charles Curtis was heading from the north to participate in the double bar cled republican attack on Missouri onight The senator speaks tonight at Moberly Senator Curtis turned from Des ilpines early today Before an audl nce which braved a rain storm and almost filled the higher galleries in he massive Shrine there last night the vice presidential nominee again assailed Governor Smith and told of republican hopes for farm relief Heckler Not Heard From A J Livingston of Spencer who ad questioned the senator at some I length In his speech there recently was not heard from at tlie meeting in DCS Moines last night He had sent notice to Curtis that he would be around to ask an apolo gy for a reply to one of his questions in whichCurtis had declared he was tpodamn dumbto Tho reply was to a question on tax reduc tion and the senator insisted he had just explained the point The vice presidential nominee de clared at Des Moines that Governor Smith In his tariff speech at Louis ville had credited the immigration aws andtariff protection to the ad TUBN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 Osage Farmers Guests of Lions Club Men OSAGE Nov member ot tho Osage Lions club at its meeting in the Congregational church last night had for his guest a farmer of the community Tho Joint meeting was plannei a means further strengthening the cooperative spirit between the town residents and those living on the farms of this territory There were stunts and games after theHalloween fashion and music to entertain the diners QUAKE IS FELT IN CALIFORNIA Communications Cut Off From Santa Barbara County Town LOS ANGELES Nov 2 heavy earthquake shocks were re ported to have rocked tho town of Lompoc In Santo Barbara county last night causing damage and destroy ing all communication Only meager information was avail able but It was said that the trem lers caused a gas tank to explode the concussion damaging an adjoining high school building and athletic club ALLEN BRANDS RASKOB CHARGE AS FRAMEUP Smiths Campaign Sunk From Sidewalks to Sewers of N XlfASHINGTOX Nov 2 ing that the Tammany campaign in Its closing hours has sunk from the sidewalk to the sewers of New York Henry J Allen director of re publican publicity has accused Chair man John J Raskob and the demo cratic national committee ot manu factoring evidence to support the charge that attacks upon Gov Alfred E Smith because of his religion may be traced to campaign officials In a statement Issued for publica tion today Allen denounced ns a sus pected frameup the set of docu ments made public by Raskob as part of an open letter to Chairman AVorl on the republican national committee which the democratic leader declared proved that his claims were true Makes IKgotry Charge Moreover Allen charged Raskol with an obvious effort to mfike the iidest use of bigotry In his own cam Uign while denouncing its pretendcc iresence in the republican He declared too that Raskob haC given tacit approval to attacks on Her ert Hoover because of his Quaker faith Referring to the documents mad by Haakob tnattf the affidavits made upon the same day and that one man had denied mokinfir an affidavit which Raskob had attributed to him These considerations Allen said arouse the suspicion that the whole case is a He character ized as a mere mask to hide his owr mudgums IJaskobs appeal for r clean campaign There has never been in the his tory of American Allen said an outburst of political bigotry such is has been In evidence under the au spices of the Tammany national comi mlttee during the last days of this campaign Spent Thousands Claim Senators Reed Robinson Glass Hansbrough Clarence Dar row and others have been spewing forth personal libel against the repub lican candidate for president with shameless abandon nnd all ot this with the direct encouragement of Chairman Raskob Raskob spent thousands of dollars In the circulation of whose sole purpose has been to placr German Girls Too Big Zep Stowaway Has Found State Corn Huskers to Meet for Iowa Championship Nov 10 DES MOINES Nov 2 Staneks successor as Iowas cham pion oornhusker will be selected Nov 10 the battle ground being a corn field yielding Go bushels to the acre on tho Bertiard Peterson farm throe miles north of Red Oak When Stanek a Fort Dodge farmer ahnouncd his retirement from compe tition interest increased in rural cir cles to see who would be his successor for Iowa and middlewestern champ Tho latest whisper against Herbert Hoover Is one in Alabama that he If an evolutionist In many other states this may be regarded us a compliment CKy Journal Will Rogers NEW YORK Nov sent our marines not so much to super vise Nicaraguas election Sunday as wo cld to keep them from beiug at our election Tuesday and getting into real serious trouble Wo wont vote on Sunday aa we aro holding our ast political ser mons then I bet you those Nlcar nguang are just about ignorant enough to have nothing In their election about bigotry religion prohibition pro English brown hats bad Eng WJLL ROGERS llsh 100 percent or any of those great Issues that the life or death wo know mean of our country Nicaragua Is perhaps BO hack ward and primitive they dont know enough to believe In paign promises Yours WILL Copyright Mrs Coolidge Lays Cornerstone Officers of the Dnuchtcrs of tho American Revolution ami Mrs tool participated in tlio laying of tlie cornerstone of Constitution hall Milch will ho erected In Washington by tho A U Left to right Mrs Alfred T Brosseuu Mrs Cooliilgo mid Mrs Josla Von Orsdel Ax Murderer Slays Three Then Fires Residence Wild Cheers Greet Smith on Broadwa Father Wife and One Daugh ter Brutally NOMINEE HALTS AT LOUISVILLE FOR BRIEF TALK St Louis Address in Eve ning to Deal With Farm Aid By JAMES WEST Associated Press State Writer OUISV1LLE Nov 2 1 bert Hoover pointed today to unparaUeiled registration for next Tuesdays election as expressive of he seriousness of tho issues and thi arnestness and conviction with which ur people are meeting This evidence of unprecedented hi erest in the future of the republic nust be gratifying to everyone who las its welfare at he said In he second address in his final cam jalgn swing which will take him to his California home to vote It means more than triumph of our party over another it means than victory of one individual as against another it means In the end the triumph ot that everlasting prin ciple of selfgovernment upon which America has grown to the leadership of the Issues Are Moral Tho issues in this campaign are moral as well as he as serted ailding that they affected every home and that tho result of the elec tion will affect the direction ot our national thot and our national actions for many years to Reiterating his confidence in repub lican victory Hoover declared he did not believe the American people would the Issue of Intolerance and race hatred into the passionate minded tho country He has the effront ery to do it continuously and design edly wearing always a pious Weai Terhune Wants to Take First Boat Back to United States FRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany Nov 2 girls are a bt too plump to suit Clarence Terhune the 10 year old American youth wlu captured the fancy of many of th frauleins by stowing away on thf Graf Zeppelin German girls are nice enough nntf good he said but they arc too big for Terhune left today for Stuttgart where he hopes to obtain a temporary American passport which will enable him to proceed to Paris and catch the first boat for America He salt his plans In America were still settled He said he did not know until a few hours before the airship departure that ho would go on it Rivals Eekener for Attention Terhune Is receiving almost a much attention in Germany as Dr Hugo Eekener commander of the Graf Zeppelin When he emerged from a conference with John E Kehl American consul cheorlnc crowds raised him to their shoulders He soon manifested a keen buslncs sense and refused to say anything to newspapermen without being pntrt He has offered to write whatever he may regarding the trip two Inrgr American syndicates were reported to be bidding to exploit him and he ha had many other lucrative opportunl TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 IOWA FORECAST Cloudy Friday night probnhly sniiie snow in east portion anil collier in east and south portions Saturday fair in eust and soulli portions Saturday fair rising temperatures In went portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at oclock a m Frlday Highest Thursday 33 degrees Lowest 111 Nifflit 29 degrees At 8 A SI Friday t 29 degrees Precipitation 51 of an Incii Snowfall 5 Indies Snow on Ground nt 8 A M Inches November on its opening day ap peared to bo Intent on producing the awful contrast with the October which has Just gone into history Snow was in the air most of the day and at times the flakes descended with real enthusiasm Six inches ot snow have fallen since Wednesday night but slightly than four Inches remained on the ground Friday mnrning The temperature has been right at the freezing point since the snow began falling Governor Comes Home to Riotous Reception Up Street of NTEW 2 from 1 his campaign wars to await tlie verdict of the voters Gov Alfred E Smith rode today over the parade route Miat the metropolis reserves for returning heroes Tho home town of the democracys standard bearer gave one of those iproarlous greetings that it bestows on Lindberghs Byrds and Kclerles From the battery to Central the governor traveled between chccr ng roaring throngs A spatter oe two of rain greeted the presidential candl late enroute from his headquarters at he Btltmore to the lower cud ol Man iwittan Island to take the place of nonor In tho parade which started just after noon when tlie lunch hour crowd of the downtown business anil financial districts were about A score of bands played merrily Sform of TIcher Tape Ticker tape tossed from tho high buildings zigzagged upon the sloxvly moving motors Tons of paper flut tered streetward until sidewalks and pavement were covered People shouted lustily the Kirens of tho motorcycle escort shrieked blue of foot hall tactics to keep the crowds in bounds It was a typical reeenact ment of New Yorks pageant of wel come staged this time in honor of a native son The governor rWIngr with Mrs Smith Mayor Walker and Gcorgo W Olvany head of Tammany hall grinned broadly and waved continu ously a lustrous Inown 4ft Aufos for Forty autos conveyed the official party In one was Franklin Roose velt who nominated Governor Smith at Houston and Is now running fur TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN t 1 wish a chanse in their policies ot gov eminent in a time ot such evidence of progress assurance ot peace advancement ot prosperity ad SANTA ROSE Nov 2 of education and moral n unidentified ax murderer killed the 1 Bertola family three here today Forced Indoor Meeting and escaped after firing the dwell Hoovers speech was delivered In Jug Bcrtola wiis a retired grocer the Jefferson county armory before a The victims were Bertola ills wife cheering throng which packed the Maria and their daughter Camllle huge building to overflowing A last Two boys found the homo In flame minute change was necessary as rain interfered with tlie planned open air and Bettola in the 3ard with an wound in his head Bodies of thr mother nnd daughter could lie soon thru flames before the building wiu consumed they said Sheriffs officers immediately left Santa Rosa in search of a suspect to be a former sweetheart of Cn mlllo Bertola LINDY TO FLY HOMEJO VOTE Lone Eagle May Return to Mexico City by Airplane JII3XICO CITY Nov 2 newspaper Kxcotsior says that Colui cl Charles A Lindbergh is planning to fly from Chasnhua where he la on a hunting trip to St Louis in order to vote in tho presidential election After voting tlio newspaper says tho cotonol will fly from St Louis to Mexico City possibly In a attempt for a visit to Divtprht AV Morrow American ambassador The colonel is expected at Mexico City on Nov 7 or S and will remain about u week Suspect Man In Fairmont Jail of Theft of Checks FAIRMONT Nov B Van Ruckcl Sioux Center is being held In the county jnll here being sus pected ot knowing about the flok of the Harding cream companys chocks stolen from the companys offices In Sihloy and ctrculatls well in this and adjoining counties Ono of tho checks amount Ing to was cashed at OConnors brothers store nt Imogens west of here Sept 8 It was for this Incident that Van Ruckel as brot hero from Sioux Center Rcveral days ago Wien ho wns by Deputy William Rocblcr ho was husking corn Ho asked for an examination wh is wet for Nov 5 His bill was fixcrl at but has not been raised VANDERBILT KIN TAKES OWN LIFE meeting A crowd greeted him nt the station and along the streets enrouto to tlio armory It with difficulty that Mayor William P Harrison oE Louisville obtained order at tho armory to In troduce first Mrs Hoover and then Mr Hoover Hoover bad weather to lay for the first time during his cam paigning for the presidency A raln n greeted him is his special train moved into Ohio Indiana nnd Ken tucky enroll to to Louisville Crowd Despite Ilnin Largo crowds gathered wliero his I train made regular nnd special stops lowever and the republican presiden tial candldatn was heartily cheered iU east Norwood Ohio several thousand persons stood In a driving rain to give him welcome Crowds of almost equal proportions waited nt WInton Place anil Storrs Ohio and North Vernon Ind Hoover expressed his thanks to ths crowds for braving such weather The St Louis speech will ho broad cast over the WKAT chain at 8 oclock City For his day of rapid fire action the republican nominee WM encouraged by the acclaim which he liad received In Maryland and West Virginia the first of the four border states thru which ho passed after leaving Washington late yesterday Hulls In MarylnniT The special train made an unscTieo tiled stop at Brunswick BO Hoover might greet a largo crowd TUUX TO PAf7B 5 COM7STN 5 Youth Kills Self After Seeing Tannhauser Opera NEW YORK Nov 2 viewinn a presentation of Wagners I opera Tannhauser at the Metro politan Noel great grand son oC Commodore Cornelius Van flerbllt shot and killed himself at his parents homo in East Seventieth street A typewritten note tucked between the leaves of a Vary gave the only clew to tho suicide motive It reail Tannhnuscr to slick It out wasnt bravo enough hut I have the cour age to do it This Is tho last He was a son of Mr and Mrs Dave Dennen the father being a lawyer and prominent In financial circles His mother vtaa tlie former Alice sluiparil Tho story of Tannhausor Is in es sence an allegory depleting tho evils of lascivious love as contrasted to the of love enabled by a spir itual AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I know it sounded awful personal to tell Cousin Ed there was plenty of hot bath water but I had my best linen sheets on the spare I T ;