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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 24, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY Edited for the Home VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE HOME EDITION PTTV TAW A mTTTTTJQTS A V T nA 1 nnn oil iuw A IHUKbD AY OCTOBER 24 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLMENTAL SERVICE NO 13 Dubuque Player tf j IOWA HALFBACK SEEKS TO PROVE CHARGES FALSE I Representative of Grif f fiihtoMeet With Hawkeyes nUBUQUE Oct J hers of the Dubuque Bears 1926 team Were enlisted today in theef fort 19 exonerate Oran Pape speedy University of Iowa halfback of charges of professionalism Pape to gether with John Fuhrrnan guard who also is accusedof professional ism and E H Lauer Iowa athletic director conferred with members of the 1926 team seeking a statement from each that Pape did not play with their team Joseph Spharry manager of the Bears presented Lauer a 1926 team roster on which were found neither the names of Pape nor Fuhrraan nor the names King or Big Boy under which the two Hawkeye ath alleged to have appeared with the Bears J A Butler of Chicago represen tative of Maj John L Griffith Big Ten commissioner was to meet the Iowa delegation here butby fearly afternoon had not appeared Charges against Pape and Fuhrman originally were presented to Grif fith who laid them before the Iowa athletic heads for further Investi c t Director Lauer said today he planned to present the results of the conference here to the Iowa ath letic council in tune for an official ruling on Papes eligibility before Saturdays game with Wisconsin at Madison The council will meet at Iowa City and announce its final decision either late today or tomor row i CAR FERRY IS SUNK 52 DIE Great Lakes Storm Sub sides Millions in Prop erty Loss By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Lashing winds subsided on the Great Lakes today and the ruffled waters gave up evidence of the re ported sinking1 of the car ferry Mil waukee with 62 hands aboard An ship the freighter N J Nes sen was sunk in Lake Erie off Leamington Ont and four others were grounded Meanwhile cities towns on ihore lines of the Great Lakes cleared debris and estimated losses which will total millions in property damage Breakwaters houses yachts and city drives and waterfront parks Were included in the reckon IOWA WEATHER Generally fair Thursdaynlght and Friday heavy to killing frost Thurday night slightly warmer Friday in west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock jrhuraday morning aiVarmest Thursday 42 in Night 28 8 A M Thursday 31 Trace of Snow i It was demonstrated Thursday norning that the sun can still shine Some began to doubt it Wednesday two days achilly weather of cheerless and Will Rogers NEW YORK Oct are soon to have a city election here in New York City And there is no more use getting ex cited over the outcome of it than you should over tho out come of a pres idential elec tion Only the casa ia exactly reversed democrat cant win nationally WELL ROGERS because he runs out of demo crats too soon and a republican cant even get a base on balls iu this city because republicans are too scarce Then you can always leave it to a minority party in any campaign to split and run everybody they can think of So Jimmy Walker will winby per haps the biggest majority of any candidate in years and will then kick himself for getting up at and 10 oclockin the morn ing to make speecnes If he even changes spats for this election he will be wasting Yours WILL ROGERS AVERTED ALMOST STRIKES Negroes Arrested for Put ting Car on Right ofWay MEW ALBANY Ind Oct 24 UP alleged plot whichwould have involved President Hoovers special train in a wreck with a heavy sedan five miles north here was thwarted 3ast night three men who removed the ob struction from the Baltimore and Ohio tracks a few minutes before the train arrived The train was halted for 18 min utes while secret service men and railroad detectives started an iiy vestigation which resulted several hours later in the arrest of two Negroes who confessed according to officers that they placed the automobile in the tracks in a plot to collect damages for its destruc tion The sedan was placed on the tracks on a steep grade and was discovered by Enoch Keller a Ne gro who with the aid of Edward Hopson a farmer and a motorist George Weir of Jeffersonville Ind removed the machine while the headlights of the train runningat 60 miles an hour played on them The engineer stopped the train some distance down the track and the secret service men and railroad detectives disembarked They called in government arid local officers from Louisville New Albany and Jeffersonville Thru the license plate the auto mobile was traced to Charles W Burdock 19 and Young EWright 43 Negroes Officers said they ad mitted that Burdock had placed the car on the tracks and that Wright who bought it recently for had paid him for doing so The Negroes were here without charge held in jail Closing Arguments to Start in Trial of Theatrical Man LOS ANGELES Oct 24 The defense rested in its rebuttal testimony at a m bringing to a close the presentation of evi dence in the trial of Alexander Pan tagea theater multimillionaire ac cused of criminally attacking Eunice Pringle coed dancer The state had rested its rebuttal a few minutes before Judge Charles Fricke immediately ordered the state to proceed with its closingarguments which are limited to four and onehalf hours for each side This will send the case to the jury late tomorrow Wk SY TO BE F1S WITHIN 5 Y President Is Homeward Bound After Talk at Louisville T OUISVILLE i1 Hoover left here for Washington last night after delivering the poli cies of his administration regarding inland waterway development be fore an audience in the new Mem orial auditorium and thousands of radio listeners the country over The president indicated the com pletion of the waterway schedule within five years arid that the an nual additional cost would be but half the expenditure necessary on a modern battleship1 The president stated that the United States should do its part to ward clearing the St Lawrence riv er of obstacles tooceangoing ves sels inward bound to the Great Lakes whenever our Canadian friends have overcome those diffi culties which lie in the path of their making similar undertakings Mr Hoover outlined an ambitious program ol waterway development inland coastal and harbor He esti mates the cost would necessitate the increase of national appropna tions for waterway work from SS3 000000 to within adcli COWBOY FLYER BELIEVED LOST u way v Presents Nine Points The chief executive summarised his program in nine points A generaland broad policy of modernizing every part of tho wa terways which will show an econ omic justification in aid of the farm ers arid industries i Development the whole Mis sissippi system thru a coordinate plan of extending its ramifications solidly outward from the main trunk lines thus elimniating the patch work of local improvements which in past years has been the sink of hundreds of millions of public mon ey Ultimate substitution oE private for government operation of the TURN TO PAGE 23 COLUJIN 1 RUSSIANS OFF Land of Soviets Likely to Reach Lake City by 5 OClock BULLETIN IOWA CITY Oct 24 i The Russian plane Land of the Soviets passed over Iowa City at p m headed directly east Flying about 1000 feet above the ground tho plane wns by observers at radio statioi VSUI by its peculiar ly shaped wings NORTH PLATTE Nebr Oct 24 Russian ionoplane Land of trfl Soviets took off from muni cipal airport at a n Central time bound for Chicago They esti mated reach Chicago about 5 p m Few person1 vi at the field to see the flyerfvoff It was expected they would circle Omaha where it wasestimated they reach at about a m The plane has a cruising speed of about 00 miles an hour The flyers will follow the airmail route across Nebraska Iowa and Illinois and plan to reach Chicago without They expect to remain in Chicago until next Mon day The flyers spent the night in North Platte after a flight from SaltLake City during which they encountered hazardous flying condi tions and rough going over the mountains They nearly missed an official welcome Only a small crowd greet ed them and they spent the early evening huddled around a small stove at the airfield eating a light lunch and drinking hot coffee Fin ally the junior chamber of com merce hastily called a reception committee of four which went to the airport and escorted he visitors to a hotel where they were tendered an informal reception Orange Black Piece May Have Been From Dite mans Ship HARBOR GRACE N F Oct 24 radio message from Oper ator Serrick of the S S Kyle to day advised that he had picked up a Marconi message from the S S Scythia that another ship name un known had discovered a piece of airplane wreckage at 2 p at yes terday The wreckage was black and orange The message did not give the shipsposition The S S Kyle is presumably the Newfoundland government ship of that name Urban F Ditcinan Jr who hopped off from St Johns N F lor London is shown standin beside his tiny plane Latest advices indicate the flyer lias been added to the lost list of those who triejfto span the Atlantic by air and failed A steamer has reported picking up wreckage of a plane painted tho same colors orange and black was Ditcmans itons The little plane in which Urban F DIteman essayed to cross the At lantic from Harbor Grace to London had a Wack fuselagc and its wings were painted orange ONLY SLIM HOPE NEW YORK Oct 24 pos sible landing inGreenland was the only hope airmen held today for the safety of Urban F Diteman Jr Montana cattleman long overdue on a solo flight from Newfoundland to TUKN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 5 Steel Company Employes Killed in Fall of 169 Feet WINONA Minn Oct 21 Four steel workers fell 160 feet to death today from the top of a tank under construction here A ladder on which they were standing gave way The dead are Henry Ellis La Plata Mo Wayne R Wetzcl Okla homa F L Taylor Grinnell Iowa and Fred Coirpton Wintcrsct Iowa All were employed by the Pitts burghDes Moines Steel company if Des Moineg Iowa contractors who were building the new tank work on which was to have been com pleted tomorrow The farm board says cooperative marketingwill relieve the farmer And with lo spend ii should be able to tell him that a lot of Review Noted Pastor Gives Speech at Luncheon Convention of Iowa League Opens at Hotel Hanford Gordon Speaker rjESPITE the fact the veneer ol civilizationis making people old at 50 years and that mergers and centralization are creating compli cated problems in economics Dr Preston Bradley pastor of the Peo ples church at Chicago and leader in conservation efforts told a gath ering of Kiwanis Chamber of Com merce and Izaak Walton league members at a luncheon In the Han ford Thursday noon that he was never so hopeful for the future of the world Di Bradley who is in the city in connection with the state conven tion of the Walton league meeting at the Hotel Hanford told his listen erg that never before was there such interest in religion that more space was being given in newspapers and magazines to religion than at any time in the history of the world Were Experimenting Neither was Dr Bradley con cerned about government for he said in laboratories of the world every form of government that has been conceived by man was being experimented with This world is scientific he de clared It is experimenting in every line of endeavor And I welcome ex perimentation lo get verification One of the developments of the present however standardization is likely to bring overproduction ami economic difficulties he added Tiie TURN TO PAGE 4 COLUMN 3 WELCOME IKES Mason City in the past has had frequent opportunity to view the work of the Izaak Waltotl league Thats because the local chapter has had an ambitious and con structive program and worked at it To persons who have watched the activities of this local groub of nature lovers and conservationists no more need be said for the rtatu or national organizations If the general organization stands for Ihe things sponsored and accomplished in this locality surely it more eloquent recommendation could be written for the persons at tracted here by the state conven tion of the Izaak Walton league The welcome which they found here is of a perculiarly sincere brand It comes from Uie heart FALLS FATE IN OF JURY Judge Cautions Against Any Sympathy for De fendant WASHINGTON Oct 24 The jury in the Fall bribery case to day began its deliberations on whether the secretary of the Inter ior in the Harding administration accepted a bribe of from Edward L Doheny for leasing the Elk Hills naval oil reserve toDo henys company The case went to the jury at a m immediately after Jus tice William Hitz had finished his charge during which he issued em phatic Instructions that sympathy for the defendant must not influ ence the verdict HELD GAR CHARGE Man With 4 Names Denies Blame for Auto With Stolen License Harry Collings alias Floyd Crav en alias Harry Hansel alias L C Stuckey is being held by county of ficials charged with operating a mo tor vehicle with stolen license plates Investigation by Sheriff G E Cress has revealed that the car was stolen from Thomas Brook In Chicago on Oct 10 and that the li cense plates were stolen at Mar sh all town Collings wife Ruby Collings 801 West Twentyfourth street Des Moines was released Wednesday night after the filing of the charges Confirmation of the theft was es tablished by the InterInsurance ex change of the Chicago Motor club Altho Collings first told officials that he had obtained the car from his brother he now denies all know ledge of its true ownership and claims that a friend of his loaned it to him The various names which Collings has given were determined by fingerprints which have been taken of him at other places Collins admits he has served time already on a charge of theft of an automobile Wheat Price Slumps Then Goes Higher Market at CloseStill Five Cents Below Wednes days Finish BULLETIN CHICAGO Oct 24 cents a bushel trimmed from wheat values today in tho most violent trading session since war times The torrent of selling orders swept prices down us much as 12 cents below yes terdays finish at midsession but the rally In stock market values late In the day inspired ft similar rally In groin and seven cents of the extreme loss wos recovered Closing prices were to lowerj with December wheat futures at to Vi March to Vs and May to CHICAGO Oct 24 frain market was demoralized to day under an avalanche of selling orders without a buyer wheat prices collapsing nearly 12 cents a bushel without a pause in the rush The board of trade was in a tur pits seething with frantic traders while prices dropped a half cent and a cent at a time By a m December wheat was compared with a close last nightal 5124 to March was at against a close yesterday at to and May hadsunk to Sl25 from the close of to The precipitate drop was attrib uted generally to break In th stock markets butthe violence o the outburst was unprecedented an caught Selling OfSersmAccnmulated A heavy volume of selling order had accumulated overnight and me fewoffers to buy Within an hou wheat had slipped down five cent a bushel but the second hour founc selling orders hurled Into the pits indiscriminately with losses of two or three cents within a minutes time At the market seemed to reach a resting point and rallied a little Corn and oats relatively strong it the outset softened somewhat as wheat broke but the loss was only fractionally above two cents while wheat was off 12 Low Mark Was The low mark for May wheat dur ng the morning was down 12 to cents from yesterday At noon the grain market turned and snapped quickly to seven cents nbove the low point still around 5 cents under the previous finish CHJIF ISSUES BIG DROP TURN UP in Frenzy as Financial Houses Not in Trouble Tumble Exchange Prices lumDie on Early Trades UEW YORK Oct 24 stock market panic appeared to have icen checked early this afternoon s leading bankers issued reassur ances and prices of many stocks after declining to a share ebounded sharply United States Steel Common r dropping a share to more than regained its loss selling t p m Johns Man ille which had dropped to umped to 5175 American Telephonn after tumbling to snapped lack to Total sales on the New York itock exchange up to p m vere 10171300 shares breaking all ecords and comparing with a turu iver of 8246740 shares for the ful iessions of the previous record day March 26last It was only as prices were tele honed from the floor of the lmnge to membersoffices that raders had any conception of what was going on onthe floor of the stock exchange Before 2 p m quotations on the ticker tape were more than 2 hours behind the trana actions on the floor Ticker Far Behind Scenes of wild confua prevailed NEW YORK Oct 24 Thomas W Lament emerged from the bankers conference at the office of J P Morgan and company early this afternoon and announced that nsofar as the bankers had been able to learn no financial houses were in difficulty So far as we can find there are no houses in financial difficulty and reports from brokerage houses in dicate that the margin position is satisfactory said Lament He added that the concensus of the conference had been that many quotations did not set forth the situation fairly because of the num erous air pockets found in many stocks where there were not many bids Asked whether he thot the fed eral reserve board would take any action Lament replied ho did not know but thot there might be some consideration given Charles E Mitchell chairman of the National City bank said he still stood back of his recent statement that he regarded the decline thru Monday as a healthy reaction and that he believed the market then to have been oversold I atill see nothing to worry about added the banker about three quarters of an nour Bfr i hind tradingbefore midday and ports from the floor that stocks were s ell ingsubstan tial ly tho figures on the tape were again highly demoralizing Prices from the floor at 1130 a m showed U S Steel common selling at 5201 a share a new low for the movement at below last nights close General Motors tum bled to a new low for the year at Consolidated Gas dropped 5650 to American Telephone sold at off from last nights close Several of the mora volatile issues tumbled wildly Auburn Auto losing 1G ou top at yesterdays net losses Report Exchange Would Close The situation became BO acute by early afternoon that a report was sent out over private wires that the stock market would be closed at 1 oclock but this was later denied by the New York Stock Exchange which announced just before 1 oclock that no call had been issued for a meeting of the board of gov ernors to take action A hasty meeting of leading bank ers was convened at the offices of T P Morgan and company shortly after noon including Charles E Mitchell chairman of tho National City bank and A H Wiggin chair man of the Chase National bank While the terrific collapse of prices was by far the most precipi tous ever seen veteran Wall street observers said that the declinein view of the current high prices was relatively smaller and considerably less disastrous than have been ex perienced In panic times In the past marginal Accounts Dumped Many commission houses were re ported to have dumped weakened TURN TO PAGE 22 COLUMN 1 Meteor Shower Forecast MADISON Wis Oct 24 UP A shower of meteors similar to that of last November 14 is due about the middle of November of this year according to announcements by Prof C M Buffer of Washburn observatory at the University of Wisconsin Services for Forest City Woman Are Held FOREST CITY Oct services for Mrs Ralph Nelson 58 of Thompson who died following nn operation Sunday were held at the Norwegian Methodist church For est City Wednesday afternoon tho Rev Ole Rohrstaff officiating The burial was in Oakwood cemetery Forest City She is survived by ner huaband and one son a grown man AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I didnt even know old man Scruggs was dead until I seen his wife lookin at a sport model coupe ;