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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1928, Mason City, Iowa AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV CENTS PER COP AB30CIATBD PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY NOVEMBER 17 1928 UNITED INTERNATIONAL tanra SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICENO 34 IOWA AND WISCONSIN 0 TO 0 AT HALF TIME Vestris Officers Evade Question in Wrc TWO SURVIVORS MEW YO in testi FAIL TO RELATE DEMS OF SOS House of Commons to Begin Inquiry Into Disaster BULLETIN FEDERAL BUILDING NEW YORK Nov 17 1 oclock this afternoon the federal hearing in the s Vestris disaster was ad journed until 2 oclock Tuesday afternoon BULLETIN FEDERAL BUILDING NEW YORK Nov 17 Johnson a windbrowned wisp of a who was promoted to be lirst officer of Hie steatner Ves tris just before it sailed on its fatal voyage testified today that he had not inspected the coal ports altho their condition was his responsibility YORK Nov 17 mony by the two surviving radio operators of the Vestris led to a vigorous effort by federal officials today to determine whether S O E calls were relayed by orders from the owners United States Attorney Charles H Tuttlo asked steamship companies whose vessels assisted in the rescc work to sumhlt at the inquiry which lie Is conducting copies of ail mes sages exchanged with the Vestrls The navy department issued similar ordors message continued a search of its files for further exchanges between the Vestris and Its owners Johnson Summoned Under summons to testify at this afternoons session were Chief Officer Franlt M Johnson surviving rank ing officer of the Vestris and the conimandlng officer of tho Voltaire another Lamport Holt liner which was bound north and if not delayed have been near the Vestris and the Voltaire were ordered produced Attorney Tuttle at yesterdays Ing questioned Charles Verchere 13 year old Ihlrd wireless operator of tho Vestris and Tames T F MacDonald second wireless man In an attempt to learn what radio messages ha1 been sent prior to the SOS but was met with evasive answers Verchere when pressed closely by Tuttle finally said that maybe Can tain Carey of the Vestris had sent a message to the lines agents SunvHy nlght telling them the ship In a bad condition Verchero also testified that when the Vestris was leavingthe drydock TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 CoOps Said to Be Means of Farm Aid Coolidge Says Attempts at Price Fixing Would Be Ruinous 17 operative marketing was stressed last night by President Coolldge in an address delivered before the Na tional Grange In hhich he reviewed the problems of the farmer and de scribed as hazardous proposals of a subsidy which he said the American people would not pay for any length of time At the same time Mr Coolfdge told the farm representatives that any at MERCURY FALLS AS RAIN STILL FILLS STREAMS Families Forced to Quit Homes in Kansas Missouri KANSAS CITY Nov 17 Colder weather followed 36 hours of nearly continuous rainfall In Kansas Mis souri and northern Oklahoma to add to the suffering of many persons threatened by increasingly menacing tempt at price fixing on farm products or the entry of the government lntotm business would prove fatal to agrlcul ture Assistance necessary to render the cooperative effort more effective thru a board supplied with funds to dem onstrate its soundness in its experi mental stage might well be provided by the rational government he said declaring that no government ever gave an Industry more aid than agri culture has received In this country the president said that further Im provement In the farmers condition Would1 come from more scientific pro duction and above all from a wider application ot the cooperative prin ciple Have Heen Relieved Thanks to the most impressive list of government efforts in behalf of agriculture he added the great agricultural depression has been grad ually relieved In 1921 the purchasing power of farm products had dropped to CO In October of this year It had risen to 90 Ttie livestock industry Is especially prosperous but grain prices Yields per acre for this season were about 3 per cent above average for the last 10 years while the acreage of crops har vested was the largest of record This gives a very definite assurance of an Increased gross Income for agri culture as a whole It Is apparent that the farmer has become very well schooled In the art TURN TO PAGE 3 floods In the tristate area While the drenching torrents con the temperature into the thirties Gang Slays Union Leader Key Figure in Cleaning Racket Dies WEATHER NEXT WEEK Weather outlook for the week be ginning Nov 18 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleysand the northern and central great plains Mostly fair first part of week and period of pre cipitation temperature near seasonal normal first part and above normal second part Will Rogers NEW YORK Nov a mere comedian for entering this sea of controversy but If I was goingto South America and saw my boat wasnt going any too good I would swing over and keep In next to the coast line Course thats Just a rough Idea ot mine and perhaps Is not I got tho idea from some excel lenl air pilots that I have flown with WJLi ROGERS When thing dont look just right they go the long way round and keep over ter where they have the best chance of landing In case Its necessary But thats why an nlrplano Is safer than a ship or bus at a grade crossing Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright OFFICIALS AT HERRIN INDICTED Mayor Police Chief Among Those Accused of Aiding Liquor Deals EAST ST LOUIS Nov 17 as members of a pro tection Mayor Marshall McCor mlck of Herrln his chief ot police John Stamm his brother ElmerMc Cormlck who is a Herrln policeman and Alvin Mysker water department superintendent were under indictment today The characterization came from Ralph F Leseman assistant United States attorney He said the quartet collected regularly from liquor law violators in Williamson county nnd the monthly shako down brot thou sands of dollars They are accused of conspiracy to violate the Volstead act Other Indictments were returned by the federal grand Jury In a partial re port to District Judge Frederick L Wham yesterday Names were sup pressed but other Williamson county officials are supposed to he involved Among the grand Jury witnesses were Art Newman Btrger gansgter now serving a life sentence for mur der who goes on trial Nov 2G on charges of first degree murder In the I deaths of state Highway Patrolman Lory Price nnd his wife Sheriff Cole man of Williamson county two for mer states of that stormy county deputy sheriffs and former Herrin policeman hero as fresh reports of inundations washouts and marooned persons were received Many persons especially In south east Kansas Lowlands and in west central Missouri were prepared for 01 experiencing the worst floods In local history followingtho unprecedented November downpours ranging in places up to nine inches Three Persons Killed Three deaths already have resulted from the storm while two persons wero seriously injured here by rain blindpd motorists An unidentified motorist drowned when his automo bile was swept into a flooded stream at Paola yesterday The body was not recovered C E King a driller was electrocuted at Mulberry when he slipped on wet plank ing Hugh Heave was killed here last night when his stalled car was struck from behind by another automobile during a downpour Ten feet of water stood over three railroad lines entering Kansas City today and train service was partially paralyzed following five inches of rain A railroad bridge was washed out Many persons along flooded sec lions of the Blue river were driven to higher ground A caveln of a clay bluff here covered 100 feet of street car track Thirty persons who fled their homes In low sections of Augusta were marooned knee deep in water In the Santa Fe freight depot there early today The water was ris ing steadily and there was little hope of an early rescuo because rowlxats could not navigate in the swirling flood current Flee to Uplands Eldorado residents following nine inches of rainfall in that vicinity fled to uplands aitter the town was flooded Nearly 50 families were driven from their lowland homes nhout Otfawa by steadily rising waters of the Marals Des Cygnca river following seven Inches of rainfall the heaviest in 20 years Joining of flooded waters of the Neosho and Cottonuood rivers at Km a threw backwater into that town today The heavy rain con tinued One thousand feet of Missouri Pacific railroad track was washed out there while tialns were delayed for six hours between Cofeyvlllo and Arkansas City due to wash outs A hundred volunteer battled last night to save a dam at IIarrisonville which Impounds Lake Luna source at the citys water TURN TO PAGE 8 7 FOOTBALL SCORES Chicago Chieftain Shot as He Sat at His Desk PHICAGO NOV 17 of racketeers mute since they dealt death to Big Tim Murphy In midsum mer pumped eight bullets last night into the body of John G Clay boss of the laundry and dyehouse chauffeurs union Killers never had a better target than tho 50 year old secietarytreas1 urer of the chauffeurs union He was seated at his desk facing a front win dow of the unions headquarters South Ashland avenue Bathed In the bright light of his office Clay was a perfect mark for the gunmen who crept up on the porch which runs by the window and sent the fire of a ma chine gun and a shotgun blazing thru1 Hie glass The sound ot running roar of a motor the red tail light of a curtained automobile vanishing down the street and the slayers had es caped Seven stewards of the union were in a room adjoining Clays when shots were fired They ran into the street too late to catch more than a fleeting glimpse of the machine In which the slayers fled Clay according to police Investiga tors held the key position in the Chi cago cleaning and dyeing racket ns they call it As boss of the drivers was in have an in the distribution ot business from small tailoring shops tb the cleaning establishments His orga nization police said was the link be tween the retail cleaners nnd dyers union and the Chicago Master Clean ers and Dyers association The cleaning packet Is reputed by police and by other Investigating busi ness groups to have taken millions of dollars from Chicagoans The war fare between rival groups seeking to control the business has been marked with many bombs and slugglngs It has always been the police theory that Big Tim Murphys assassination was attributable to his efforts to muscle In on the cleaning and dye ing TEAM M C J C Waldorf Wisconsin r Iowa Illinois Chicago Princeton Yale 1st 3rd 4th Final Carnegie T Iowa Cityah Dies of Wreck Injuries IOWA C1T1 Nov 17 Chopek 20 died in a local hospital yesterday afternoon from Injuries re ceived Sunday in an automobile acci dent which also took tho life of Joseph Cerny 19 County Attorney C B Tlussell has announced he will seek a manslaugh ter indictment against the driver Har vey Secor of Iowa City whoso auto mobile crashed into three telephone polesnear here Chopek whoso leg was shattered had tossed a coin with a fellow work man for the privilege of riding with Secor Insurance Company Declares Dividend DES MOINES Nov 17 Royal Union Life Insurance company today announced that a 100 per cent stock dividend has been authorized by the stockholders Capitalization Is in creased from to Democratic Deficit in Campaign Listed at Near Two Million NEW YORK Nov 17 W Gerard treasurer of tho demo cratic national committee esti mated that tho partys deficit in the recent campaign would be approxi mately Contributions to the campaign fund said Mr Gerard amounted to date to Since the election contribu tors had sent In money and he esti mated that the total number of per sons making donations to the demo cratic war chest would bo between ami He placed the campaign expenses at about 000 IOWA FORECAST Cloudy SaturAny night Rain or snow in eastern portion Colli er SntiTnlny night Sundny part ly cloudy LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazetti weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock a Saturday Highest Thursday 37 lowest hi Night 35 At R A M Saturday 35 Decrees Rainfall 10 of an Inch Perhaps the most notable feature of Fridays weather in Mason City was the small range of temperature be tween 8 oclock a Friday nnd the porrcsponding hour Saturday It was only 2 degrees Saturday morning the temperature seemed to be on the down slant Tho wind was out of the north east and wns landcn with moisture Xot a very good day for football I C C CLAIMS AUTHORITY TO OEMANDJATES Railways Must CoOper ate With River Systems WASHINGTON Nov 17 an Interpretive decision handed down today the Interstate commerce com mlslon ruled that It was cmpow crcd under tho Dentson act ot the last congress to order any railroad to make joint rates with Mississippi and other river barge lines without giv ing the railroads concerned opportun ity to testify public hearings In addition the commission held that the Inland Waterways corpora tion controlled by tho government and now operating barge lines on the Mississippi and Warrior rivers has Instituted a service of public necessity and convenience Hereafter any water line institut ing service will be required to obtain from the commission a ruling that Its service ia In the interest of public convenience and necessity The waterway line holding such n certificate can thereafter under the decision ask the commission for nn order compelling railroads to make joint rates giving such water lines proper divisions o revenue from such joint rates nnd put them Into effect immediately No situation Involving nn applica tion ot the ruling now Is pending be fore the commission However rail roads have contended that such action by the commission would be unconsti tutional and the commission decided to Investigate Its power In advance From the beginningof water ser vice on the rivers the railroads have been pictured by tho barge lines as hesitating to make joint rates with the carriers Representative Denlson republican of Illinois introduced a bill which was passed last May 29 Intended to estab lish authority to forca the roads to cooperate with the water carriers OTHER SCORES BADGERS EFFORT TO DROPKICK IN 2ND FRAME FAILS Hawkeyes Keep Visitors From Scoring After Badgers Had Worked Ball to lowans One Yard Line Game Played in Downpour of Rain IOWA FIELD IOWA 17 and Wisconsin battling for Western conference gridiron champion ship honors battled to a scoreless tie in the first half of their game played in a cold downpour of rain this afternoon The badgers made a desperate effort to score in the second period when Harold Smith big fullback attempted a dropkick from the 23 yard line Kicking from a difficult angle the effort however was short and wide The Hawkeyes made a remarkable stand at the start of tho second period and kept Wisconsin from scoring after the Badgers had shoved the ball to within a foot of the goal The gridiron soaked by a 24 hour rain was in a miserable condition with pools of water dotting the north end The turf was slippery giving assurance that the backfield players vould have difficulty in making their charges The danger of fumbles was Hesent FIRST PERIOD Washington 7 Grhmcll 0 Georgia Tech 7 Alabama 0 Navy 11 Ijoyola 0 Detroit 0 Fonlham 0 Ohio State 0 Miiskingum 0 Iowa Slate 0 Kansas Aggies 0 Kansas 0 Oklahoma 7 Cornell fl Dartmouth 21 Gcorsctowii 0 West Virginia tt Michigan 0 Michigan State 0 SECOND PERIOD Ohio State 13 Mugltlngnni 0 Army 18 Curleton 9 Georgetown 0 West Vlrclnla 0 MichlganSriWrcJilffiin State 0 U 20 Missouri 0 Harvard 0 Cross 0 THIRD PERIOD Ohio 2G Mnsliingum 0 NOTRE DAMEC TECH SOUTH BEND Nov 17 With a chilly brcczo sweeping across the field into tho faces of a record crowd of tho undefeated Carnegie Tech football team encoun PRINCETONYALE PALMER STADIUM Princeton N Nov 17 Tiger and Bull dog came to grips today before a crowd of tho largest that ever jammed Palmer stadium for this ancient PrincetonYale classic It way warm springlike day but hazy and threatening rain Tho started without the services of Johnny Gnr vey star halfback In the first period Loud crack Kit punter put the Tigers on tho defen sive with a 70 yard boot that went out of bounds on Princetons C yard lino Wilson returned Itequrdls punt to the Tigers 28 yard line Loud circled Princetons right end to the six yard lino where the Tiger held Tho Tigers attempted a lateral pass but tho receiver was tackled by Eddy Yale loader behind the goal lino for a safety Score Yale 2 Princeton 0 From their 40 yard line the Tigers launched a terrific attdck In the sec ond period Bennett completed two passes for 18 yards and Wlttmer broke thru left guard to make first down on Yales 20 yard line Bennett fought hia way to the 8 yard line Wlttmer lunged across Yales left tackle for a touchdown A pass for the extra point failed Score Prince ton 6 Yale 2 Yale started passing In Its own ter rltory and Wittmer intercepted a toss on the Ell 37 yard mark Just before the half ended Moore substitute Tiger guard failed in nn attempted place kick from the 25 yard line Renuardt returned Yales klckoff a tho start of tho third perid to the El 35 yard line The Tiger runnlnK tack was broken up however a Bennett punted over tho goal lina GAME POSTPONED VVestra hroko thru and tossed Behr for five yards Lusby punted out of hounds on Iowas 15 yard line Armil niado thrco yards in a smash at center JIcLnns punt was blocked after ho juggled tho ball and sin recovered on Iowas 17 yard line IT Smith smashed center for two yards Bclir got 3 yards but tho ball was hrot tack as both sides were off side Lusbys pass to Culslnler was wild Wisconsin Despite tho downpour n crowd ot was huddled together in the open stands with tho nUu boating down The spectators braving tlu of pneumonia sought protect ion by wearing slickers oC various bright colors and yards ot gaudy col ored kitchen tablo oil cloth draped over their shoulders Tho first period was a slush vlth both teams resorting to a good deal of punting and with no real threats to score until the Badgers re covered an Iowa fumble nnd worked tho ball to the Iowa 8 yard lino as the first cvuarter ended In tbe the Badgers line where the Hawkeye wail stood left end 16wa fast and the visitors lost the ball on Cooley punted to SIS downs whereupon McLaln promptly I line Carlson then went In for punted out of danger I Cooley H Smith went thru his left Wisconsin punted back info for 8 yards territory where the two teams splashed j H Smith failed to gnln Smith back nnd forth During most of this picked up one yard at center Lusby half of the game the Badgers kept the i then punted out of bounds on Iowas in Iowa territory and twice were 30 yard line slipped around took time out Harold Smith tried a place kick from the 12 yard line but it was not even close Iowa put the ball In play on 20 Inngerously near ho goal Toward tho end of the hnlf Wiscon sin tried a plnco kick to score hut the all sailed wiflo of its mark As the licriod nearod Jls end tho loivnns he wn to show mote nggrosslvcnnss and ook tho Into tho enemy nron ivhiie and Glnssprow made gains thru the Wisconsin line FIRST PERIOD Captnln Wngner of Wisconsin won left end for 5 yards failed to Ruin In a lino plunge McLnin punted beautifully the brill being downed on Wisconsins 15 yard line Smith got 2 yards at center Ijiishy punted tho ball roiling to mtdflcld Classgow broke thru ills right tackle for 7 yardH repeated for a yard Wisconsin was offsklo however nud drew a penalty of G yards giving Iowa first down on tho toss and chose to defend the north 38 McLaln got goal yards thru loft tackle Glassgow Westra kicked off to Lusby who IMcd thru center for 7 yards Gloss brot it back to Wisconsins 30 yard i sow a yard but Wlscon liiiB On tho first play Lusby punted Hil1 wtlfi lclllllized 5 yards for offside the Imll rolling to Iowas J yard line BlvlnK lown Wisconsins On a fnko punt formation cut thru center for 21 yards going to Iowas 30 yard line Glassgow iiit right tackle for three yards AfcLnin picked up a yard at center m the crisscross A few seconds after piny started the players were covered with mud as they slid nnd fell on the grid iron punted to Wisconsins yard lino tho hall rolling dead slammed right tackle for two yards punted over the Iowa goal line Iowa put tho In play on the 20 yard line Fiirroh failed to gain at center Melanin went thru the center of the line for S yards McLnln punted to WIsconslnB 41 yard line but it was called back for holding Glasgow was stopped at the Wisconsin right tacklo for no gain MILWAUKEE Nov 17 annual gridiron clash between Mar ouotto and Crelghton university schcd terect Notre Dame today The field wnsj uteri for today wns postponerl on ac sopgy count of tho soggy condition of the Carnegie Tech sneaked over n field nnd a continued downpour The touchdown in the first minute of game will be played hero Dec 8 Harpster tossing a 20 yard pass to Uosonzwelgwho ran CO yirds to the Notre Dame 10 yard lino where Let zeller took it over Haipsters try for extra point was blocked AMESAGGIES CHICAGOILLINI CHICAGO Nov 17 A 4S yard race by Peters behind beautiful Inter ference gave Illinois a touchdown h the opening period of their game here today Nowack kicked the 40 yard run brick of the opening klckoff was Chicagos chid Ihrcnt luring riuartor Ho returned the tin i kickoff 30 yards Illinois 7 Score Chicago 0 AMES Nov 17 In a snowstortn and on a slushy fienl Iowa State tackled the KivnsnH AgKles in a Tig Six conference game here today Only a handful oC fans proscnt Playing aqainst the wind and abie to made distanceon punts lown Stale with Captain Llndhlom anil Trauger carrying I lie ball resorted U running plays anil SO yruj5i down thn field only to loso liie ball on downs A short Kansas punt and an IS yard run by put tho brill on tho vsllors one yiml linn as the period McLain punted to Iowas 41 yard line It was a short kick against the wind Cuifitaier was run out of bounds for 10 yards but the hall was brot iKick and the Badgers penalized 5 yards for offside McLaln punted high and out of bounds on thn lown 27 yard line McLaln bit renter for a yard gow cut thru his left tackle for four yards Wisconsin blocked punt and In i wild scramble for the hall tho TiadtfcrH rocoveretl on tho LT yunl line lOly replaced at right Hehr fumbled on the first pliiy but recovered for a one yard A Hnwkcyo lineman i brolio thru and tossed Culslnlrr for a 4 yard loss Lusby to Onislnier j who was on H yard line Tlin pnss was goncl for 21 ynnlV The porlotl emled Jiero with the score Iciwa 0 Wisconsin I SKCONI Harold Smith rammed contoifm four Hinith wns on next play thru to tho ono yard line Th Imva line hrld liko a brick wall on tho fourth down and If Smith wan at conter Tho JlawUryrn tonk the Kill on their ono yard lino piinltxl lo hy who WIH imvnrit mi Towns 41 38 yard line Me Lit In made 2 yards at left tackle Glassgow smashed center 0 yards Ho went to Wisconsins SO yard line McLnln made it first down on Wisconsins 27 yard line Rebholz replaced H Smith for Wisconsin Glansgow hit center for a yard They stopped Armll on a dlvo thru center Pnpo replaced tilassgow for Iowa lensvold substituted for Armil at quarter for Iowa Pnpe grabbed a yard thru center rape got 3 yards at left tackle but tho bull went to Wiscon sin on downs on their 23 yard line Wisconsin took time out Casey replaced L Smith at end for Wisconsin Lusby punted to yard line Papo fumbled but re covered taking a loss of six Papo picked up 2 yards Pnpe picked up two yards at right tnckln Just ns the period ended with ho score Iowa 0 Wisconsin 0 yard lino Lillys p to i Xiin Harold Smith hit his left laHdn fn1 0 yards Helir got 2 yunlH rtt LntT for first down on Iowas its yard line H Smith pic Iced up yards nt cisntcr AUNT EUET By Robert Quillen Amy claims to be only twentyfive but no woman of twentyfive gets snappy when she misses her ;