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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1929, Mason City, Iowa I Norljh Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home HOME EDITION ETVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKB SERVICE MASON CITYlQWA MONDAY NOVEMBER 18 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERAISNOlT i fcii iPENING INSTALLMENT 5Vj The Secret of Mohawk Pond by NATALIE SUMNEK LINCOLN Chapter 1 YEW LODGE HEAVY clouds massed toward the northwest deepened the blackness of the May night and brot added doncern to Peggy Prescott as she drove her car along the rough country road leading from Milton to East Cornwall It was her first motor tripthru that part of Connecticut and the mountain scenery from Danbury northward had made her forgetfulof i the hours she had spent behind the steering wheel in her frantic haste to reach her destination i She did not need to refer to a clause in her uncles will a memoran vdum of which reposed in her suitcase to remember the conditions at tached to her inheritanceof his not inconsiderable fortune provided the said Margaret Prescott take up her residence in Yew Lodge on the banks of Mohawk Pond Litchfield county Con necticut between the hours of 1 om and midnight on the 16th day of May following my death with but her servants and her personal cf to come only by motor and to remain at Yew Lodge for a day and a month never absenting herself therefrom for more than one hour during either the day ot the night within that specified period of time If conditions herein set forth are not carried out to the letter all bequests to the said Margaret Prescott are to go Instead to my deceased wifes nephew Jamieson lieutenant commander United States navy SINKING FAST Notice of the probate of her uncles will and its contents so far as it concerned her reached Peggy in sailing for Manila to join her father and mother Col and Mrs John Prescott She promptly can celed her passage on the army transport and with her mothers colored niaid Julia caught the first train Met on arrival in New York j that morningof May 16 by the ex ecutorof Herbert Prescptts will she had been provided with a five passenger coupe that she might comply withher uncles stipulation that she only by motor to Yew Lodge As the shadows deepened she approached her future home The headlights played on the kfront door of what she surmised was her uncles late residence Tak ing a key from her handbag she I TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 4 opened the front door leaving Julia seated in the car Peggy took several hesitant steps forward after a glimpse of the in terior which revealed furnishings that denoted taste and comfort Then suddenly she spied the shad owy figure of a mau in the room Is this Yew Lodge she asked eagerly after recovering from her momentary fright A respectful bow answered her Thgn you are expecting Miss Prescott Another bow She called to Julia to come In and again addressed the silent figure Did Mr Chase notify you of my coming she inquired Once more the figure bowed then glided to the left and held back the drawn portieres across a doorway evidently expecting her to pass thru Without hesitation she stared in that direction She had almost reached the door when her high as Dislocated Shoulder SECRETARY NEAR DEATHS DOOR Regulars Plan WASHINGTON Nov 18 The senates newest faction the Hoover Regulars who have detli cated themselves to keeping the sen I ate at work on the tariff bill even I in opposition to the wishes of the duly constituted party leaders will meet tonight to lay out for the first time a concerted plan of campaign Dining together between the afternoon arid evening sessions of the senate this group composed i primarily of the younger republican V members in point of service wlll discus3 ways and means of keeping the senate in session and the tariff i measure before it in an effort to reach a final vote on the bill before f the close of the special session Guard as it has J come to be called disclaims any revolt against the Old in spite of the fact that kit went counter to Senator Jones of j Washington acting republican leader last week in voting against proposed adjournment Nov 23 It does claim however a close re lationship with President Hoover and a determination to carry out the policies of the chief executive The autumn leaves are much like line stock market They fall when jthe sap Is Rapids Ga fzette STrt Weai fe IOWA WEATHER r Snow ana colder Monday Bight moderately cold watir West and north central portion Tuesday partly cloudy colder in extreme east portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a I oclock Monday morning Warmest Sunday 35 Coolest in Night 34 At 8 A M Monday 85 Rainfall 11 Figures for like period ending at ociock Sunday morning Warmest Saturday 35 Coolest in Night 39 If therewas ever a finer Novem I per Sunday than the one just checked off on the calendar It hasnr occurred in the memory of Mason Cityans The mercury j mounted to 55 the same as onthe day and the sun smiled Tthruout the day This temperature has not been surpassed since the last day of October Rain appeared r on the scene In the early hours Monday and between 8 and 0 i oclock a m there was a spit of snow The day was in complete cm trast with ita predecessor ARE DEAD FROM HARD COAL GAS Mr and Mrs D Barnard 80 and 75 Are Found Unconscious MITCHELL Nov 18 Funeral services for both Mr and Mrs Dell Barnard 80 and 75 who were found lyingin their home here un conscious from the fumes of a hard coal heater will be held in the com munity church Tuesday afternoon The Rev A M Mitchell will be In charge Both of the old persons were al most dead when found by neighbors Thursday Mrs Barnard died on Friday and Mr Barnard late Sat urday afternoon Given Warning Friends who called on the aged couple Wednesday evening noticed the gas In the rooms and warned them of the danger Neither were prone to accept the warning seri Airport Officials Say Lone Eagle Was Not in Accident ENGLEWOOD N J Nov 18 nurse in the of Dr Walter Phil lips said that Col Charles A Lindbergh was treated at the office today for what she be lieved was a dislocated shoul der She did not know whether the injury was an old one re ceived in Mexico Officials at Teterboro airport said Lind bergh did not figure in an ac cident there The nurse who declined to tell her name said Dr Phil lips was in Engle woocl today but that the pa tiont was not Colonel Lind bergh Asked whether the doctor had seen Lindbergh today she replied yes he has been see inghim NEW 18 associates of Col Charles A Lindbergh said here today they had received no word of an injury to the flying colonel who was re ported to have been treated for an injured shoulder Englewood N J A canvass of the flying j fields in the metropolitan area disclosed that if the colonel was injured in an airplane ac cident it was not in this vi cinity in ously however and about it When no activity did nothing was noticed anout the place all Thursday fore noon an investigation started by neighbors found both of the occu pants of the house unconscious All efforts to revive them were unavail ing Both are pioneer residents of the community of Mitchell Burial will be made in the Mitchell cemetery Burned By Gasoline WELLS Minn Nov Gray was seriously burned today when gasoline with which she and her sister Mildred were cleaning clothes exploded in the kitchen of TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 Florida Bank Moves to New Location Following Explosion ORLANDO Fla Nov 18 The Bank of Oviedo in Semlnole county was quartered In a nearby building today its own establish ment having been wrecked by an explosion yesterday The village was rocked before dawn by the blast believed to have been a part of a plot to rob the bank The outer door of the banks vault however withstood the blast arid about In cnsh valuable papers securities and records were safewithin the vault when It was opened by officials ROAD OFFICES AT CLARION TO BE AT OELWEIN OELWEIN Nov IS tration at Oelwein of Chicago Great Western railroad administrative of fices previously maintained at Stock ton III and Clarion and the re moval here from Des Moines of the master mechanics offices of the road will compensate Oelwein for the layoff of 128 shopmen five fore men and one clerk here recently company officials said today The concentration was effected to permit reorganization increased effi ciency and economy the officials said Removal of the road divisional facilities out of the state was denied Clarion Men In Protest CLARION Nov the receipt of scores of protests from businessmen and shippers of Clarion relative to the closing of the Chicago Great Western railroad shops and repair yards in Clarion whereby more than three score men were thrown out of employment V V Boatner president of the Great Western has asked representatives of the Clarion Commercial club and Retail Merchants association to meet him in St Paul Tuesday noon for n conference at a luncheon in the presidents private car F J McCoy president of the Com mercial club and a member of the Retail Merchants association not yet named will meet Mr Boatner in St Paul and the matter will be thoroly threshed out Both of these men will be armed with scores of letters and much data from Clarion business houses all of whom threat en to stop making shipments over the Great Western in case the men are not reemployed Practically all men cut off from the railroad payroll in Clarion are men with families Very little work can be found in the vicinity of Clar ion at this time of year and it will Lie necessary for all these families lo move elsewhere where employ mcnt ctm be found Stock Sales Put Market NEW YORK Nov 18 steady stream of selling A orders BUSINESS IS NOT HURT BY STOCK MARKET BELIEF Chicago Industrial Lead ers Going Ahead With Expansions CHICAGO Nov 18 Tribune today published the re mits of an inquiry which sought to jbtain the views of business imlus rial and banking leaders on the fi laucial situation as it affects Uie Chicago area poured Into the New York stock ex change today and prices generally drifted lower declines ranging from 51 to nearly a share The announcement of the failure of a New York stock exchange house made just 5 minues before the market closed failed to bring out any unusual volume of liquida tion altho a few high priced special ties broke sharply on the offerings of floor traders Trregular at Opening NEW YORK Nov IS Heavy profit taking following the brisk SlUST IITSIPECJTIOIT OK TJROOPS Characteristic views of James W Good secretary of war In President Hoovers cabinet whose condition 1ms been reported ser ious following sin operation for appendicitis at Washington He Is shown as i member of congress from Iowa in as Herbert Hoovers campaign manager in 1928 being sworn in as secretary of war in March and at Ma first official review of troops Mr Good lived and practiced law in Cellar Itanids until his removal lo Chicago a few years ago and served as congressman from the fifth district st program of expansion in our his ory Seventyfive million dollars are being spent in new plants and equipment at South Chicago and Gary he said This he explained meant an addition of two and a half million tons of ingots to the com anys annual capacity Business Is Sound We are proceeding In the full confidence that business is sound and that our increased capacity will no more than meet the demand he said The Tribune then sought the viewpoint of the retailer and inter viewed James Simpson president o Marshall Fieldand company We have been watching the con sumer with the closest attention bubble pormec Buying i aA Tjef oriis The1 re ia nq e vi cJence whatever to disturb bur con fidence in the soundness of busi ness On the contrary people are getting1 away from speculation and back to legitimate business The viewpoint of the banker was given the Tribune by Frank O Wet more senior chairman of the board of the First National bank He said here is ample reason to expect a resurgence in mnny lines of busi ness It is especially obvious he saidj that people are going to keep on eating wearing clothes rldinpr in automobiles living in houses and en joying life Push Expansion Finns We have canvassed the present situation with greatest care said ular today when business was re sumed after the two day holiday Initial gains and losses were held within a range of 55 a share Trading failed to maintain the pace set last week altho several blocks of 5000 changed hands to 10000 shares 60 DENTISTS OF NORTHERN IOWA CONVENEINMC Second Bandit Injured and Detective Hurt in In diana Battle SCHNEIDER Ind Nov 18 One robber was killed and another robber and a detective were injureri in a gun battle today when railway detectives surprised three men in an attempted holdup of a railroad res inne LITTLE HOPE S HELD OUT FOR OFFICERS LIFE Doctors Deny President Second Visit to Cabi net Officer BULLETIN WASHINGTON Nov 18 Good wus so near death at 4 oclock today that his physicians could detect his pulse only with the greatest difficul ty WASHINGTON Nov 18 sicians had abandoned hope to day for the recovery of James W Good secretary of war but unusual vitality on thffpart of the cabinet officer had delayed the end which has been expected momentarily for many hours Mr Goods condition was known to be grave even before the com pletion of an emergency operation for appendicitis last Wednesday at Walter Reed hospital The appendix was in a gangrenous condition and was situated unusually low In the pelvic structure He rallied well from the opera ion however and as a robust con asserted itself attending hysicians said he might live but his hope was dispelled after the development of general blood pois oning Keeps In Touch President Hoover was denied n second visit to the bedside of his cabinet advisor After returning from church the chief executive askedit he t Fred w Sargent president of th Chicago and North Western rail road and we will make no curtail ment whatever in our plans The president of Montgomery Ward and company Georere B apolis Chief Speaker Baker New Head IXTT dentists from the territory about Mason City attended the annual district meeting held Monday at the Hanford Charles City For est City Britt Algona Northwood New Hampton Allison Clear Lake and Garner were among the points Chief speaker was Dr H P Boos of Minneapolis who addressed the afternoon session The Charles City dental society demonstrated clinic and inlay work at the sessions Allison Man President Dr Ralph McWhirter Allison is president of the association Elec tion of officers and the selection of next years officers and meeting place were among the items of busi ness set for the afternoon session A luncheon for the visiting pro fessional men and their wives was Everitt said his company was go held in Lhc coffce of the hotel ing ahead with expansion plans as at noon with the Ru3tv Hin6e 1uar tho there never was a stock mar tet of Mason City supplying the en ket tertainment Three Illinois Students Ar rested for Sale of Liquor URBANA III Nov 18 liquor raid by county officers on the Gamma Eta Gamma fraternity house early yesterday has brot 35 University of Illinois students face Representing public utilities Sam uel Insull was Interviewed The stock market he said hasnt made the slightest differ ence in our policies We are spend ing hundreds of millions of dollars next year as every year for new construction wounded robber was taken by lo face with the prospect of arrest j mpanion Lo Chicago Heights allcl expulsion from school j taurant The his companion 111 for medical attention The Twelve gallons of alcohol gin and wounded man not expected lo live whiskey were confiscated at the was arrested but the third robber fraternity house which officers said i escaped j wns being used as headquarters for Norman Colosky New York Cerj a ring of student bootleggers who Ual railway detective was laksnl they believed had been operating all to a hospital in Hammond Indj fall The Gamma Eta Gamma house where it was found ho was wounded is three blocks from the university in the neck mouth and ride Hit campus condition was serious but he was exsules Attorney Cliue and Sher pected to survive British Dirigible Still on Test Tour LONDON Nov IS giam dirigible R101 now on a test flight which already has lusted more than H hours passed over Chester City this afternoon The dirigible which left Cardington at a m yes terday flew over Ireland Scotland and Wales and today doubled baclc to England The flight mny last 48 hours Novmaybe Chicago will diver her cntcrtnimnoTit for visitor by a few bnscbtll iff Slioaf said padlock action would be started to close the place as a public nuisance Three students were arrested William Sherman of Crown Point Ind a sophomore was held by officers to have been the leader in liquor sales Alfred J Withers of Hlbbing Minn a fresh man and Ernest Longbons of Marion 111 a junior were the other two held Preliminary investigation led Sheriff Shoaf to believe that boot legginghad been going on since fichool started in September alcohol being purchased at a gallon and sold for 52 It was believed that a few students were actually luvolvcd in he sale ot liquor but ifftceiK regarded the entire fra icrnity as implicated Will Rogers HOLLYWOOD Nov I Hee where a transcontinental airline has made a big cut in fares Thats what aviation should have done in the first place They knew they had to lose money for a year or so so lost it carrying a full load Its the fi nancial fear that keeps more WILL UOCEHS people on the ground than the physical fear Another sugges tion if I may choke the ad writer or chamber of commerce that uses the expression air People thinks its some kind of mental condition that you have to work yourself up into be fore leaving the ground If you ride in a 1918 Buick you are not necessarily Buick minded or if in a Lincoln you are not Lin coln minded you travel in what you can afford Even a pilots mind has no more air it than a subway guards has Yours WILL ROGERS AlgonaMan New Chief New officers chosen at the after noon session by the dentists from 12 counties included Dr Lyle Bak er Algona president Dr M D Mc Mlchael Mason City vice president toldby7tie thdtin the patients cond tion suefc a visit would bo unadviW able Mr Hoover kept in close toutIt ivith the sick room Any change vas communicated to him at ouco thru his secretaries and it was nnt ratil late last night that the presi dent retired after waiting long fnr iome hopeful sign Wilbur and Baonc Attend The chief executives own per onal physician Lieut Com Joel i Boone has been incessant in tiy attendance upon the secretary A lose friend of Mr Good himself Dr 3oone was given instructions by Mr loover to place himself entirely the cabinet officers disposal Mr Good has also had the cou tant attendance of one of Brother cabinet members Secretary Wilbur of thi interior who is himself an eminent physi cian In addition Col William I Keller noted army surgeon who performed the operation and staff physicians of Walter Reed hospital have been always at hand Hope Is Abandoned Secretary Good was stricken Tuesday night and was rushed to the hospital by Secretary Wilbur and Dr Boone After a consultation an operation for gangrenous per forating appendicitis was ordered micnaei mason iucamcut f lh morning Dr Harry Ehred Forest Cty sec The nhvslr hnvn retary and Dr W E Voreck Charles City treasurer Members of the society registered at Hotel Hanford at Monday morning and were In session all day during which time they not only TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 19 KILLED AT MEXICAN POLLS Pascual Rubio Elected Pres ident of Republic in Bloody Election MEXICO CITY Nov 18 I1 Nineteen persons were killed and more than 50 wounded in nation wide rioting Sunday which accom panied the overwhelming election Tascual Ortiz Rubio to the Mex ican presidency Headquarters for Jose Vanscon celof candidate of the antlreelec tionist party charged that sup porters of Ortiz Rubio had taken charge of voting booths and thru force and intimidation prevented tens of thousands from voting Headquarters for the revolution ary party which supported the can didacy of Ortiz Rubio today denied any but legitimate conditions had prevailed They explained they had tnkej charge of voting booths un der the Mexican law which says the first nine voters arrivins at a booth shal control it The physicians have marveled at the tremendous vitality of the war secretary and the sturdy fight ha made against a general sepsis which set in after the operation This gave them much encouragement during the hours that they have battled to save his life but gradually the in roads of poison made their way until hope had to be abandoned AUNT HET By Robert Quillen li T here aint nothin makes a woman madder than havin to tlo without clothes or furniture because her husband is biffhearted an generous with other folks ;