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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 11, 1929, Mason City, Iowa I MIST North Iowas ILY PAI Edited forthe Home VXXfVInvnNrapmcoPI HOME EDITION N CITY IOWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 11 1929 mTmmMM MEWS 5uramTAI slm Mn WRECK 4 ARE DEAD JN Nation Observes TCMU Fear 4 More PRESIDENT PAYS Cars Leave Rails Near Kentucky Line Many Are Hurt Tenn Nov 11 Four persons were known to have been killed and more than50 passengers injured in the wreck near here early today of the Ponce de Leon fast northbound passenger train of the Southern railway Three of the dead were trainmen Ihe other a man was unidentified The majority of the injured pas sengers were from Ohio and Michi an They had been on a weekend xcursion to Chattanooga and Look Ut Mountain The three coaches were carrying them home Tere among the four day coaches left the tracks Three Pull cars were also Taken to Hospital hirtyfive of the injured were bjr special trainto thehoa p Chat tanpogra Every ambu i Others injured 1 Relief IJtJbctojfs and nurses were from Chattanooga Somerset The trainmen killed were W A Eisman of Chattanooga engineer j Ed Grant Rising Fawn Ga fiel man and Z Winstead mail clerk of Nebo Ky The derailment qccurred on a sharp curve at oclock this morning 28 miles north of Oakdale and about 25 miles south of the Kentucky line Nine coaches left the track The heaviest casualties among the pas seugers injured were in the first three cars which were filled with excursionists who had spent Sun day in Chattanooga and on Lookout Mountain Suffered Fractured Skull The injured were taken to Somer set Ky Rockwood Tenn and to Chattanooga A special train was operated from Chattaupoga to the wreck John Russel 17 of Mill Springs N Car who suffered a fractured skull and other injuries which left him partially paralyzed was taken to a hospital at Rockwoad Tenn The Ponce de Leon is a fast Southern railway passenger train which operates between Cincinnati and Florida The wrecked train known as No 2 northbound left At lanta last night at 6 oclock Somerset Ky About 175 of the of the wrecked train wcrt from Detroit Cincinnati and oilier cities They had gone to Chat tanooga on the annual Ohio and Michigan excursion IOWA WEATHER v Mostly cloudy with rain or snosv robabta in southwest portion Mon itiy ight and Tuesday and in soutfi Kast portion Tuesday not much TJange in emepraturc STATISTICS weather figures for ur period ending at 8 oclock y morning niest Sunday 47 est in Night 31 J A HI Monday 31 Ph ce of Rnin ires for like period ending at ck a m Sunday finest Saturday est in Night ifall 5S 40 10 Woman Held by New Jersey Police While Investi gation Continues CAMDEN N J Nov 11 May Parks under ar rest for murder today under escort of police visited the bur ial places of the two children she is assused of killing and described how sho had disposed oj tho bodies Surrendering to police at Newark N J early Sunday morning Bliss Parks said that one child Dorothy Rogers 4 died nftcr a whipping and that Timothy Rogers 2 died by uc cident from a fall downstairs CAMDEN N J Nov 11 Suspicion of police that four other children may have met the same fate as 4 year old Dorothy Rogers and lier brother Timothy 2 for is held in the Canid en c purity jail on the charge of murder served today intensify the investigation of the case Sergeant Louis Shaw said that the woman had confessed that she had used the Rogers chil dren in a blackmailing scheme He said the authorities had found seven men who accused her of having de manded money of them after show ing them the children and asserting that they were theirs These men gave descriptions of four small chil dren used which Shaw declared were entirely different from the descrip tions of the Rogers children Ends Wide Search Miss Parks ended a widespread search for her by walking into police headquarters at Newark N J yes terday and surrendering With her was Anthony Baka who is held as a material witness Police said the woman admitted having killed Doro thy Rogers by a blow struck in punishment for a childish indiscre tion but maintained that Timothy was killed in a fall down the stairs at her home She also confessed that she had buried Dorothys body in a shallow grave near National Park N J after covering it with lye and her disclosures led to the discovery of Timothys body at a lonely spot near Absecon N J The Rogers children were placed inMiss Parks care last June by their father Allen Rogers an in i surance broker of Woodbury N J whose wife died about a year ago leaving six children Is Waitress Rogers said the woman was a first cousin of his wife that she had repreented herself as the wife of a wealthy real estate dealer and that he had let her have the children after she had promised to give them the best motherly care and the best education When arraigned before a police judge here yesterday the woman gave her occupation as a waitress and said she had never been married Sunday Movie Fight Is On in Fairfield Two Charges Listed F AIRFIELD Nov 11 ther Gay will be tried here twice to morrow on charges of operating a motion picture business on Sunday and without a license He was ar rested yesterday following a show ing at the Victory theater In the morning he will be tried before Justice of the Peace D F Spratt on a county charge of op erating a motion picture business on the Sabbath day and in tho afternoon will be heard in the city court on a charge of operating without a license Day claims to belong to the Aa ventlst church and to have observed his pabbath day Saturday The li cense of Mrs Martin Coenders owner of the theater was revoked UNKNOWN DEAD Places Chrysanthemums on Famous Shrine at Arlington BULLETIN WASHINGTON Nov 11 AP President Hoover paid the tribute of the nation at the tomb of the unknown soldier to day by laying a wreath of white crysanthemums up on this hallowed place in Arlington cemetery Nov V Y With prid e in Aiyjerica a acliif merifcrin the causVbfwoirldvpE and paying impressive tribute to thes World war dead the govern ment s officialdom headed by Pres ident Hoover joined with the rest of the nation today in observing the eleventh anniversary of the signing of tho Armistice Openingthe commemoration was the recital of services over the plain marble slab in Arlington cemetery under which lies Amer icas unknown soldier and then as the most notable exercise of the af ternoon a memorial service at tbe tomb of Woodrow Wilson the war time president in the national cath edral 12000 Posts to Listen To climax the observance of the historic event President Hoover will deliver an address tonight un der the auspices of the American Legion to a distinguished audience of government officials diplomats and World war veterans Thruout the nation exercises pa rades and addresses formedthe pro gram of commemoration The 12 000 posts of the American Legion numbering 850000 war veteran members took the leadership in ceremonies thruout the nation In many communities where army na val or marine detachments are sta tioned a military display formei part of the observance but the guns and swords were brot out on dress paraao to commemorate not war but this day that once brot peace to a war torn world Honor Unknown Soidier As the first event of the nation al cnpitals observance came a repe TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 1 Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Ca1 Nov sure did kick up some excitement in the senate when Senator Moses called tho other senators Sons of Wild Jack asses Well if you think it made the sena tors hot you wait till you see what hap pens when the Jackasses hear WILL ROGEltShow they have been slandered This Moses like I the one in the original cast is a kind of an amateur prophet and every once in a while he climbs to the top of some speak i era table strikes tho stone head xof a toastmaater and brings forth a wisecrack so next week I can see the senate passing a resolu tion to have his form again en veloped in some distant bull rushes v Yours WILL ROGERS Eleventh Anniversary of Wars Ending V ANOTHER MILESTONE Judge Jailed on Charge of Girls Slaying John W Brady Accused of Stabbing Stenographer BEET WORKER SHOOTS HIMSELF Dies While Being Rushed to Hospital Resided Here for Three Months Harold Johnson 30 1731 Dela ware avenue northeast diedas a re sult of a bullet wound which he in flicted on himself Saturday evening He was rushed immediately to Mercy hospital but died before he arrived there Mr Johnson was born Jan 1839 in Iowa Two months ago he and his family moved here from Bancroft Besides his widow he is survived by seven children He had been employed at the American Sugar Beet company while in Mason City This was the second death nnd the third attempt at suicide In Ma son City the past week Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at Algontv where inlerment will be The body will he taken to Algona by auto from th T funeraj home Tuesday Randall morning DES Brother In Jail MOINBS Nov 11 Chester H Johnson of Jewell bro ther of Harold Johnson who com mitted suicide in Mason City Sat urday was in jail here today wait ing hearing on charges of operating an automobile while intoxicated and failing to stop after an accident He pleaded not guilty and hearing was continued to Nov 18 to permit sim to attend his brothers funeral Johnsons car collided with an auto mobile driven by Harry Zimmerman of Sheldahl No pne was injured Trend of Wall Streets Prices Still Downward After TwoDay Holiday NEW YORK Nov 11 sumption of business on the New York stock exchange today after the two day holiday found the gen eral course of prices still downward American Telephone dropped 6Vfc points and U S Steel common Zen ith Radio Davison Chemical Sears Roebuck International Telephone Montgomery Ward and Gold Dust yielded a point or two Allied Chem ical opened 1 points higher HOOVER SUPPORT CHEERS MEETING Mississippi Valley Club Open Optimistically in St Louis ST LOUIS Nov 11 mism over the progress of inland waterways because of President Hoovers strong support was the keynote of the opening sessions of the eleventh annual convention of the Mississippi Valley association here today William R Dawes president of the association in a report prepared for the morning session said noth ing of a more heartening nature has come to the landlocks communities of the valley states than the recent address of President Hoover at Louisville The president promised early completion ofthe Mississippi 5 ARE KILLED AT CROSSINGS Drivers Blinded by Drizzle Struck While on Rail road Tracks CHICAGO Nov 11 in the murk of a November drizzle crashed headlong last night taking two automobiles into the lives of five persons The deaths brot the weekend list of traffic fatalities to 12 and the county toll for the year to 842 Lillian E Lowe 19 and her sis ter Maude 17 students at North western university were killed at a Chicago and Northwestern crossing in Des Plaines and their mother Mrs Maude Lowe 43 prominent El gin III clubwoman was seriously injured Conrad Haan Elgin died soon aft er the crash in an Evanston hos pital and James Eliot 25 driver of the car was seriously injured Two Hannibal Mo residents were killed at a grade crossing of the Chicago Great Western railroad in Bellwood western suburb They were Mrs Ruth Edwards 28 and her brother Herman Haught 30 Another brother Earl Haught pri vate in the U S army stationed at Omaha Nebr was critically In jured Seven others all Chicagoans were killed in other SaturdaySunday traffic accidents in Texas AUSTIN Tex Nov 11 used of stabbing to death a sti reme court stenographer John W Jrady former civil appeals court udge and nationally known barris er denied today in his jail cell all knowledge of the murder Brady vas charged yesterday with the ilaying Saturday night of Miss Leh ia Highsmith 28 The denial came thru his lawyer am Dickens Dickens suid Brady who is 59 had no knowledge of Miss Highsmiths death or the events im mediately prior thereto adding that the former judge of the third court of civil appeals was shocked when he learned murder charges had been filed against him Wife Him The first person admitfed ito the accused mans cell was his wife to whom the news was broken by two sisters of charity Mrs Bradys com panions on errands of mercy in the poorer sections of Austin What was said in that first interview is not known but when Mrs Brady came out she declared she would stand by her husband in all his trouble Bradys attorney said Brady went Saturday to the Texas university Baylor football game and later with riends who were drinking Miss Highsmith stenographer for the su preme court commission of appeals vas stabbed to the heart with what vas described as a 12 inch knife soon after she alighted from an automobile in front of her apart ment The only witness Frank Gra ham Jr a student at the University Texas refused to toll his story o anyone except the county at torney Seized Murderers Knife Just before the stabbing F R McNaughton inside the apart ment house heard a man and a voman quarreling on the front Kirch Then he heard a scream he said He ran out and wrested a knifa rom Bradys hand Brady he said had one finger cut but said nothing Officers who arrested him said he seemed in a daze Miss Highsmiths stepmother in rlouston was apprised of her death jut her father was on a fishing trip and could not be located Brady for merly was county attorney of Tra vis county member of the third ourt of appeals assistant attorney general and an attorney for the state banking board during the ad ministration of former Gov James E Ferguson his friend Mother of Michigans President Undergoes Transfusion of Blood SPENCER Nov ing a blood transfusion here yester day Mrs John Ruthven mother of Dr Alexander Ruthven president of the University of Michigan Is believed to be on the road to re covery A grand nephew Lawrence Carver high school athlete here gave a pint of blood Mrs Ruthven has been seriously ill for severa months with anemia IS TAKEN FROM TOURISTS BY ARMED PAIR Bandits Wreck Fast Train Engineer Is Only Per son Hurt LOS ANGELES Nov 11 men who wrecked the West Coast Limited of the Southern Pa cific railroad in the mountainous country six miles west of Saugus Cal and then robbed the frightened passengers were being sought to day thruout Southern California Railroad officials announced that the engineer R C Ball was the only casualty and that the amount of loot taken from passengers was approximately 5500 Ball received probably fatal burns when his loco motive overturned and the boiler The train operates between hera and Sacramento Saugus is about 40 miles north of Log Angeles The robbers carryingout an apparently well planned plot chose a curve In the tracks to pry loose 10 lengths of rail with tools they are believed o have stolen from an equipment shed at Saugus Eocomotive Overturns The speeding locomotive hit the weakened rails and plowed into a litch overturning and carrying with t baggage and mail cars and two coaches Seven other cars remained upright As the train crashed to a halt wo masked men waving revolvers appeared in a sleeping car four engths from the end of the train encountered Conductor Otis L French One of them said There is a relief train due from Saugus any Ill trouble you for all the money you have if you dont mind The conductor felt a gun against us side and raised his hands Then turning to the frightened men and women passengers one shouted curtly Move backward and shell out Made Thoro Search The passengers of the last four cars were herded to the end of TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 3 Gasoline Stove Flows Over No Damage Done A gasoline stove overflowed in ihe apartment of Mrs Luella ScholJ 422 Georgia avenue northeast Sat urday afternoon but the flame was extinguished by Mrs Scholl before the fire department arrived The blaze for a moment threatened an explosion Brief example of law enforce 1 L r oiiei exitmpie or law eniorcc syatem and promised the Relive supjmcnt Kicking the cat because yoi port of the government in future are afraid to hit thp bnss Trnnntii government waterway undertakings future are afraid to hit the years Inn Tribune dent Algona High School Boy Held for Trial on Bad Check Charge ALGONA Nov Blng erman was arrested on the charge of forging checks He has issued several worthless checks and at the preliminary hearing he pleaded gull iy and was bound over to the grant jury under 52000 bonds He is ID old and a high school stu AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Hearin Annie wanted Jim to build a bigger house didnt surprise me none A girl thats raised poor an marries rich aint satisfied with six diamonds if some body else has got seven ;