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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 20, 1928, Mason City, Iowa North DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FINAL EDITION PTVB CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 20 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL EBKVICB NO 36 ILLINOIS LEVEE BREAK FLOODS CORNFIELDS I FLETCHER AND HOOVER CONFER ON BATTLESHIP Work on His Itinerary Occupies President Elect f T S S M RYLAND ENROUTE TO CORINTO NICARAGUA Nov 20 that he has had to get his sea legs Prealdent Hoover enroute to the republics 1 tot on a mission of Vigoodwlll and understanding today Vas enjoying himself on ship board for the next few days will give himself over almost entirely to rest Even the job of posing for the camera yjftien has been banned for that period As tha ship moved down the coast cf lower California yesterday Mr conferred at length with Hen ry P Fletcher American ambassador to Italy and a student of LatinAmer ican affairs concerning the details oi the itinerary ct his trip on which he embarked Monday morning and which continue thru January Would Visit Them All Because of the pressing character of the Invitations which have come from every one of the Central and South American republics tha president elect wishes to visit ns many coun tries as pdssibla In the limited time i at his In order to do this he Is now con 1 slderlng foregoing a projected inspec tion of the Panama canal He would save three days by omitting Balbon as a port of call Wliile Corlnto Is his first stop Irfl may drive thence to Honduras He has been I invited to go to Guatemala Costa jtlRica and other Central American It may be impossible tc le them in his visit 2nds Say that not one having a commercial aspeiybut Is purely for the purposi of furthering goodwill and under standing with LatinAmerica They believe that the visit Is a milestone1 In the history of the relationship betweer the two continents and that It will have far reaching effect Part of Deck Both and Mrs Hoover find kcer Interest in watching the activity or TURN TO PAGE 8 5 MERCURY TAKES DROPINIOWA Most of State Reports Tem peratures Below Freezing i 7DES MOINES Nov 20 1j peratures in most of the state dropped below freezing last night nnd will con tinue near that mark today and to morrow the United States weather bureau here said today Sioux City with 26 had the low mercury rending Charles City reported 28 and Uts Molnes 30 The GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet on How to Buy Meat Our Washington Information bu reau has a 32page complete hand book for the housewife to use In the and serving of meats All kinds of meats are so expen sive nowadays that Intelligent buy ing Is a very necessary measure of economy You cant tell meat is cost ing you by considering Its price per pound You must know how much of that pound la waste and how much nourishment there Is In the remainder This information together with over 100 recipes fs contained In the new meat booklet There are diagrams showing Just what part of each animal goes into iho butchers dlfferept cuts Send for this useful book today Frederic J Hnahlni Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau v Washington D C I IncJose herewith 8 cents in com or stamps for a copy of the new MEAT BOOKLET Xame Street City Hunt Omaha Hatchet Man for Three Murders Stewart Acquitted of Miclwest Floods Take Toll of Life and Property Flood scenes snapped in thfe Blue river valley near jinnsas alter a rum taut seijt rivers streams on n loss ot 17lives and rm estimated property damage of Top photo shows a highway and railroad under water at Dmlson marooned women being rescued by firemen at Sheffield Mo FATHERRONEY KILLS HIMSELF Former Dougherty Pastor Ends Life at East Dubuque DUBUQUE Nov 20 Frank formerly pastor at West Union and Dougherty shot and hilled himself at East Dubuque today after escaping from sephsxsantarlum here St Jo Father Roney was particularly well known thruout North Iowa due to his periods of service at Dougherty And West Union He served tho pas torate in the latter place for several years while at Dougherty his stay was more brief due to his poor health He was known to GUobeGazette readers thru his frequent contribu tions and also conducted a farm and rural life department in The Witness Catholic newspaper published In Du buque No arrangements for the funeral Randall Case Reversed in Higher Court Moen Defendant in Injury Suit Given New Trial by Supreme Judge Failure of tha Cerro Gordo county district court to give certain instruc tions to the Jury Tuesday worked a supreme court reversal nnd a new trial toe the defendant In a personal injury case in which Simon Randall aged janitor of the J B Decker nnd Sons company was plaintiff and tho Jr Maen company defendant and according to an Associated Tress dispatch from Des Moines Randall who was 74 years old at time was Injured In falling thru HUNT MAN IN POISON DEATH Contaminated Alcohol Given to Iowa Worker in His Food BURLINGTON Nov 20 vestigation into the death of Clifford Waste from the effects of poison al cohol Nov 7 was Hearing an end to day police said as officers were piec ing together Wastes actions on the last evening ho was alive Under surveillance is n local man authorities declared who is believed to have administered tho poison alco hol to Waste in food or in soda pop Waste ate lunch at a restaurant near tha railroad station where he was em ployed a half hour before his death and police were seeking to determine whether he was poisoned then or on an aperture at the Decker plant his way bnck to work when the Moen company was engaged as contractor In alteration work He uas awarded damages for In juries In the trial which took place were announced Father Roney Is surlin January 1027 in the district court vived by two sisters and several herebefore Judge Joseph J ClarU The evidence In the caseshowed that Moen In doing construction work at the plant hadremoved a part of the platform along which Mr nan brothers GREEK STEAMER CALLS FOR AID Distress Signal Sent When Off Coast of Azores Associates of tho dead man declared he never touched liquor a fact which officials said confirmed their theory that Waste wns poisoned by anothet Wallers Sinn Htrrted WALTERS Nov funeral service for Clare Warner Ju nior proprietor of tho local pool hali Jall customarily made his rounds I who died Friday mornfng from when he arrived to work at 5 oclock in the morning The dispute was whether or not hla employes had erected barriers sufficient guard pedestrians of the platform from fall Ing Into tho pit below The plaintiff contended there was no barricade MIAMI Nov 20 Greek steamer Alexandria was report ed In distress off Fayal In the Azores with a tug proceeding to her assist ance In a message picked up by tropi cal radio hero at oclock this morning Tho Alexandria had sent out an S a few minutes earlier The Alexandria Is 300 feet long of deadweight tons Fayal one of the largest Islands of the Azores Is miles by Now York shipping lane from Fifteenth Child Born to Couple Near Floyd FLOYD Nov and Mrs Charles Bray welcomed a baby girl to their home Sunday making a fnmily of 35 children With tho exception ot Mrs John Kelfer Charles City Mrs Henry Shnpley Floyd jfarlon in the navy and Bcnnia who died in Infan cy the children are nt home Mr Bray has followed the mason tradn monla was held In Wells yesterday morning Jocafes at Spillville CALlIAR Nov N Ech burg dentist from ClarltsvlKe has nr rived In Spillvllie where he hns be erected while defense witnesses test gun tho prnctico of dentistry in the fled they saw a bar nailed across the phico vnrnted hv Tinker opening at 9 oclock the evening fore One of thn questions In the case which was fraught with legal techni calities wns tho ndmittnnce of a con tract between tho Moon corporation nnd tho Decker pant for whom con struction was going on Judge J J Clark who presided at the trial nl1 lowed a small part of tho contract to I go Into Vie evidence t The pininttffs In the case were rep1 resented by R P C Hnmtl ton and J E Williams while W Bliss and John Senneff were nt torneys for Moen Woman Arrested for Playing Radio Late EVANSTON III Nov 20 first arrest for Playing tho radio atw midnight in Evanston was made to day when police took Mrs Elizabeth Wood into custody She was jalleri ift cr sho slapped Policewoman Goorgiau na Juul for d sturblnR her pnstlmc until the pnst two years which havn The midnight radio hnn wns Invoked been devoted to farming I by a recently enacted ordinance JURY REQUIRES BRIEF TIME TO FREE OIL MAN Mo Further Charges Await Standard on chief WASHINGTON Nov 20 W Stewart was acquitted late today of perjury charges arising from riis testimony before the sen ate Teapot Dome committee Given the case at oclock this afternoon the jury of nine men and hrco women reported tho verdict at p m No further charges are now pend ing against Stewart who Is chairman of the of the Standard Oil com pany of Indiana He was previously acciuittcd of charges of contempt ot the senate which wero based on hifi same appearance before the scnnte committee that gave rise also to the perjury Indictment Arguments Are Presented WASHINGTON Nov 20 perjury trial ot Robert W Stewart chairman the board of the Stondarc Oil of Indiana movedInto Its fina phases today with counsel for the gov ernment and the defense summing ur their cases beforetho jury in Distrlci of Columbia supremo court f Under the arrangement fixed by Justice Jennings Bailey giving two hours to each side It was problemat ical at the outset whether the case would get to the jury todny Opening tho argument for the gov ernment District Attorney Leo A Uover declared thnt Stewart who ij charged with having perjured before a Teapot Dome commit tee In testimony concerning the Con tlnental Trading company of Canada dad made up his mind thnt tho com mittee would obtain no information from him with respect to tho LIbcrtj bond profits of that company Setvart is charged on three with giving false Information to the committee which wns seeking to deter minetho disposition of tho Continen tal bonds a portion of which hnd beer traced from Harry F Sinclair oil magnate to Albert B Fall former sec retary the Interior Hover declared that it was for th jury to detcrmlno whether Stowari testified as Is alleged when he was TURN TO TAGR 11 COLUMN 7 Will Rogers NEW YORK Nov 19 I am a great believer in all things happen ing for tho best Now take Ras kob just I guess Its aa well he wasnt a succes 1 n politics for dont he go right to work and put out the cheapest six cylinder car on the market A cheap car means more tc tho people than all tha burning Issues of this great cam Now WU ROGERS rs will settle down and get his mind on something practical Hoover has to hurry up andget to South America before Calvin makes i speech and declares war on cm Tours WILL Copyright 1028 2 Women 1 Man Hacked by Fugitive Police Check Insane Asylums for Possible Escaped Inmates QMAHA NOV 20 RADIO REPORTS SHOW CAPTAIN ASKED J HELP Carey Replied Nothing to Communicate Day Vestris Sank NEW YORK Nov 20 logsintroduced at thefederal In quiry Into tho sinking of the British lner Vestris show that during the morning of the day she sank the Ves tris told her sister ship the Voltaire I have nothing to During this period according to previous testimony the Vestris was aklng water rapidly was listing at L dangerous angle and was In what er captain was quoted as saying a icrious Tire radio logs read before the nquliy by Arthur C Costigan of the Radio Marine corporation and John Smith of theMarconi WirelcTss company The R M C owns the land stations vhlch were in communication with ho Vestris the day she sank and tho Marconi company an English con cern controls and operates the wire less equipment on nil Lamport and IoJt liners whch Included the Vestris and the Voltaire which Wns the near est oC the lines ships to the Vestris TURN TO PAGE B COLUMN 7 Jennie Constance Slayer Sentenced to Die in Chair IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Tuesday night und Wednesday Warmer Tues day night in east and south portions Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hou period cndmg at 8 oclock a m Tuesday Highest Monday 32 Degrees Lowest in Night Ifi Degrees 8 A M Tuesday 27 Decrees Snow Trace Typically November has been weather of pnst few dnys Mon day wns cloudy nnd chilly At night for a brief time the snow fell briskiy lenving just enough on the pavement to cause cnch automobile to leave iis tiro marks Tuesday opened with wncJ from tho northwest Jury Out Only 40 Minutes in Trial of Chicago Negro CHICAGO Nov 20 In tho electric chair Illinois new and untried mode of execution was fixed by a circuit court Jury last nlKht as David Shanks punishment for mur der of Miss Jennie Jfeta Constance The trial ended as quickly the Negro bootblack had admitted slugging Miss Constance an Eng lish teacher nt Bradley Polytechnic Institute Peoria on tho night of Aug ll Attorneys suddenly waived closing arguments nnd the jurys ver diet followed In 10 minutes Miss Constance a post graduate stu dent In Northwestern university sum mer school was waylaid hcatcn and robbed near tho university campus Shanks sale of her wrist wntch his only loot led to his arrest a few daye later He confessed Immediately Shanks lawyers hnd entered a plen of not guilty on the ground that the slayer was The jury however voted unanimously that he was sane altho illiterate Representative From Arkansas Succumbs WASHINGTON Nov 20 Rep resentative William A Olclfleld of Ai knnsns died hero yesterday Mr Old ricld underwent nn Snttr day morning for gall bladder trouble intl failed to rally Harold Stribllng fifth victim a maniac hatchet today de scribed her assailant and attacker us a light colored Negro about 20 or 21 years old From in tho same hospital as her husband former high school football star lay probably fatally in juried by the fiend Sirs Strlbling de scribed tho attack Already tho axa fiend has taken toll of three lives two women and an aged man and another notch will probably bo carved in his weapon with tho statement by physicians that Strlbling 23 years old would probab ly not recover I was awakened about 3 a m and saw a young Negro with a shorthan dled hatchet In his she related He had already struck my husband for I could see tho blood on him Baby was next room Ho struck me over the right eye She will probably lose tho sight of this eye doctors It dated me I pleaded with him and he said Well then go wash tUo blood off your Left House with Him She finally induced him to leave the houso with her He allowed her to pu on some slippers and a fur coat over her nightgown They walked along n lonely road turning Into a swamp I near Gnrtcr Lake a summer resort Mrs Strlbling said the Negro at tacked her He her when they ap preached a box factory She walkei to the nearest street Intersection an there met Patrol Of fleer Edwards wh took her to a liospltaland later too the husband there Police later In the day arrested th first suspect Ho was a Negro 3 years old nnd resembled the descrlp tlon given by Mrs Stribllng Two women and nn aged man were the first viotlms all bearing the marks of the hand ax Similarity of the crimes the irnlform brutality manl est convinced officers that the mnn they sought wns a fiend a crazy was the way Police In spector Danbaiim classified him The victims wore Mrs Walter Resso a 21 year old mother of three children her sister Greta Brown 18 nnd J W Blaclcman 75 year bid ex prossmnn Blackmnn was slnln ns he slept early Sunday morning Hte son Cecil found the body hammered and chop ped on tho head covered with a com forter A hatchet stained with blood and a ehoe were found In a woodpile behind the Blnckmnn homo Found by Hushaiut The blunt side of tho hatchet ap parently was used In the Blnckmnn killing In the case of tho two young women however the killer employed the shnrponcd edge When Walter Resso husband of the slain mother re TURN TO PARK B COLUMN 5 WATERS CLAIM 17 LIVES AND RUIN PROPERTY Missouri River Nearing Flood Point Rail Traffic Delayed By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS INTO tlie lap of old man river him self the sisslppl was poured today the anger of the late autumn floods Levees near Quincy had crum bled permitting the waters of swollen tributaries to sweep over thousands of acres of corn wheat and rice on bolh the Missouri and Illinois sldo ot the Mississippi With this flood and damage by the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers in Kentucky tho uncontrolled waters today had claiucd 17 lives and Inflicted a property loss roughly cslt cated at It Ijost in 3 States In Missouri Kansas and Oklahoma where 14 lives have been lost and where property damage has been of the waters was jaJdng possible a survey of tlie great st November flood damage thcaa tales havo ever That wan rue however more particularly In Cansas and Oklahoma for across MIs ourl the river that has the eamo ame continued to be a ranging mcn ce Tlie Missouri was dangerously close he flood stage across tho entire state ml tha inundation oE great areas nt bottom lands near St Louis Wis cared Smaller streams In the Jouls territory were choked with wa crs and many railroad lines and ilghways thruout the state were blocked ThouMlWU HotnttoM The number of homeless ran hSgli into the thousands pnhtliouMipA were in five Kentucky communities alone with the Kentucky and Cumberland rivers still rising at last Pineville Georgetown Sunshine Bnr bourvllle and Mlddlesburo were the Kentucky communities hardest hit by tho rising waters Georgetown nnd Sunshine are sub irbs of Harlan It was near Pincville hat three employes oC tho Virgiuli Harlan coal corporation were swcpl lo Icath when a tree borno on loods crest toro away a bridge on vhlch they stood There was no Ipss of life In the 10 lon surroundingQuincy altlio inny thousands of acres were flooded lie bursting or the Mark levee fliicli protected the south Fnblus raloago district on tho Missouri sMe Ctho Mississippi permitted tho wa crs to pour over ncros of rich ottom lands and its growing crof On the Illinois slilo tlie earthen lev o which hns served to confine TURN TO PAGE S COLUMN WOULD ABOLISH LABOR OFFICE Legion Commander One of Speakers at New Orleans Convention NEW ORLEANS Nov 20 A proposal to abolish tho office o treasurer of the American Federation of Labor and odd those duties to the office of secretary was made at the annual convention here today This proposal and an address by Paul V McXutt national commander of the American legion on Labor nnd the claimed the Interest of delegates In explaining the proposed unlvci siil draft law sponsored by the Lesion Commander McXutt stronsly emplii slztxl the want of universal draft slntion ns the one hole in our schemeof national Ccin mnnrtpr McNutt asserted that under tho present national defense the United Statcn would bo very In the same position In event of war ns wns tho case in 1917 The universal draft enunciates In brief from tho principles thnt piofi ncrlng would be Impossiblennd ihut everybody would be subject to set vico In accordance with his ability nml the needs of tho the Le gion loader snld l Dnnlel Tobin of Tmlinnnpnlis who resgncd recently treasurer of the federation announced thnt the pnfinl to nhollftli the treasurers office hns been recommended In Its annual report Thornton Gobs Are on Hoover Battleship THORNTON Nov base and Arthur two Thorn on young men who enlisted In tho ivy several years ago are on duty board Uio ship Maryland on Terhcrt Hoover Is sailing for South Vmerlca Calmnr 1avlng Completed CALMAR Nov f the square and main streets in Cal nar has been completed and tho Fred Carlson Paving company hns shipped ho equipment to Decorah The final trctch of paving to Postvllle and De ornh has also been opened at this Ime thus eliminating tho Tours In both places AUNT HET By Robert QuiHen A woman dont never have company important enough to justify usin the embroidered linen things shes savin for important ;