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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 30, 1928, Mason City, Iowa AND MASON CITY iVOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED pBBss LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY OCTOBER JLNI nrtJKRKTATIONAX NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 18 H McNIDER DIES BANK FINANCIER ROSE FROM POVERTY TO HIGH PLACES Contributed Greatly to Development of City CH McNIDER sudden death Tuesday forenoon shocked this community as perhaps no death In his tory has before was in every sense ot the word a collosus In the field ot banking His more than BO years of service in his chosen work elevated him to an enviable position among the outstanding financiers ot the country Rznonjr whom was recognized as person with the keenest mind and clearest judgment In money matters Ha was an aggressive participant In state and national banking organiza tions The ramifications ot his fi nancial interests touched a wide range of commercial and Industrial en deavors As a member of the board of directors of the Chicago federal re serve bank ha held his hands on the pulsa and to some extent at least li reeled the destinies of the American monetary In all his actlvl ties from the time he first learned the rudiments of the great industry he stood and fought for cleaner and Bounder banking principles Lett Tremendous Impress Mr McNider left an indelible1m press on the life of his city his state and on Instances even on national al fairs He played a part In the devel opment of commercial and Induatrla North Iowa such aa has been the lo of few men to play In any section o the country He took a part In th In stl tu lions and w thos with whom he associated aa a man o tremendous force This charactertstl coupled with a igflftofexcellent Judg ment that saw beyond confines o the present played the main part i the building up of his tremendous for tune Born at Dnbuquc Mr McNider was born in Dubuqu on Feb 9 I860 the son of a brldg contractor who felt therest is urg to go westward that was in the ai after the civil war On Aug 1 187 tliera arrived In Mason City the MI Nlder family the boy Charles the 11 years old driving a team of oxen At that time the elder Mr McNirte f had a bridge buildingcontract for th old Towa Central railroad now tl Northwestern which was Tseing bui thru Mason City It appears that the family fortune were depleted while here so after th contractor was thru with his brldg contract he and his family decided stay in Mason City Charles first ob tained Jobs to herd cattle and Intel worked on farms at the wage of S a month He also was employed In a grain elevator which belonged to W W Cameron Attended Central School He attended school In a small shed like structure which stood where tlip Masonic hall now is Later school was held In another building on North Federal avenue A building on the former site of the Wheeler hotel also wag used for school purposes but Mr McNider ciosed his school career fragmentary periods of attendance imong periods of employment Jn the aid Central stone school His education however did not stop i with the close ot hla school days TURN TO PAGE 18 COLUMN 1 CHICKASAW COURTHOUSE BURNS Robbers Get BANDITS FORCE WORKERS TO LIE DOWN ON FLOOR y Bank bang Escapes In Car With Citizens in Pursuit AVERLY Oct of searchers In automobiles ure couring the territory about here to ay for four armed bandits who at oclock this forenoon held up the Waverly State bank and escaped with ash estimated at The bandits n a hlue 1929 Bulck car bearing an owa license plate prefaced by the etter J were last seen four miles north of Shellrock headed west Three of bandits entered the bank while a fourth remained in the automobile in front ot the bank with motor running Forced Into Vault Six employes of the bank com manded to lie down on the floor and two others Clarence and Herman Moehling brothera wereforced to go into tho vault They were ordered to open tho saLe which contained ap proximately but the tlmo lock was set Inthe course of to bring this about One of the bandits tired itito the floor tit the vault After scooping up all the caoh In sight tho bandits backed up to the door arid fled in their automobile Clarence Moehling equipped himself east aide ol ttiei CWcltadaw eounty Jim destroyed JPHtar Joss of about The blaze started In the attic and Soon spread to the bclFrj ns shown here and two hoars later the brick building was mass of ruins Defective wirinir is blamed far the blaze SHIP RECEIVES 0 ZEP IN MIDATLANTIC Course of Airliner Fol lows Route of Lind bergh By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SMITH AND TO GIVEJALKS Woman Speaker to Be Guest at Clear Lake Dinner shots at fOi who were speeding rdown the street One shot took In the rear of tho car from a half Blocks distance and piece of brick chipped offa building by another of the shots struck I H McDaniel In the neck causing a slight Injury Townspeople in Pursuit Townsmen were unaware of whal was occurring until they heard Moeh ings flour shots Thereupon dozens of them hoppod into cars to pursue the fleeing robbers Officials here and In all nelghbor ng counties have been provided with complete descriptions ot the bandits lone or whom was masked and a captura before night is well within the range ofpossibilities With Sirs C W Boucher Valpar BUCKING a moderate southeast aiso and E M Smith Waterloo gale the dirigible Graf Zeppelin secretary of state arriving In the af was far out to sea today over the north Atlantic on her homeward jour ney to FrlertrichshaCen I The exact position of the huge nlr which is completing the first round trip commercial voyage was not entirely clear There was no doubt however that she nvis flying a route along the normal steamship lanes fith the possibility that she was heading slightlysouth ward Altho her exact position was ob scure because of the lack of position messages from her there was direct word that everything aboard her was AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I was goin to clean all my floors this morning but Ella phoned she was bringin the children over to spend the o Ship Gels Message The best available infornmtjon Indi cated that tho Oraf Zeppelin was apj proximatcly COO miles somewhere east or northeast of Cape Race The stenmship Mauretania west word bound sent a dlspotch giving he authentic position of the Graf Zeppelin at 6 a central standard time as north and west This position placed tho dirigible about 620 miles northeast of Cape Race Messages tending to confirm this also were received in Frledrlchshafen but officials were hesitant to accept this northern position which would place theairliner in the latitude of southern Labrador as entirely cor rect i The messages received at Friedrich shafen said the ship was pro ceeding In a northeasterly direction which should carry her along tho true great circle course followed by Col Charles A Lindbergh on his historic flight last year Other advices received in Germany placed tho airship somewhat to the south ot the great circle course on an easterly course that would carry her toward central France About Half Way Press association advices In Lon don quoted the steamship Mimchen us sending a dispatch indicating that tho Grnf Zeppelin had completed about half hor homeward journey ternoon and the program for the event completed Remley J Glass chairman of the county republican committee was prepared for tho second bis re publican rally to be held at the ar mory at 8 oclock Tuesday Mrs Boucher one ot Americas out standing woman orators and cam paigners was being expected to arrive on the Rock Island railroad this after noon Upon her arrival she will bp taken to Clear Lake where she ant Mr Smith will appear at a meeting a 3 oclock Mrs Boucher will bo the guest of honor at a dinner at the home of Mrs Clarence Knutson at Clenr Lake in the evening Teacher Is Found Seriously Burned in Police Station CHICAGO Oct 30 Kan nak M former school teacher was found perhaps fatally turned today in the holler room ot the pcjico station at Lake Bluff a suburb Her cloth Ing had been removed antT destroyed Her arms and legs were burned al moat to a crisp She was found by the janitor Little hope Is held for her recovery Mystery surrounds how she burned and how she arrived in tho basement of the police station This would lantlc place her about midAt Mlss Sfillwcll Here MissAnne Stillwell re publican commltteewoman for the fourth district arrived here Tuesday morning nnd wns in conference with members of the local county committee thruout the day program Tuesday night will open with a band concert by the local high school band The invocation will bo given by the Rev George K Da vies pastor of the First Presbyterian church A number of popular and campaign songs will be given by the Rusty Hinge quartet Mr Glass will preside Plans Cimnlcted Tho committee also lias plans com pleted for three other rallies in outly ng communities ot the county A meeting will bo held at tho Thornton thonteiIn Thornton Wednesday eve ning at 8 oclock At this gathering Fred Shaffer and his organ ap poor wtlh songs and para dies The speakers will be E W Clark D H Fitzpatrick J C Robin son R F Clough C W Files and E B Stillman This rally is under the supervision of George Farrcll and Henry Sondcrgaard committcemen Thursday evening at 8 oclock theri will be a mealing In tho commiinlt room of the First Methodist church a flwaledale Mr Fitzpntrlek R F Clough Mr Robinson and Mr Still man will he tho speakers while tp Rusty Hinge quartet will appear li campaign songs Death Comes Suddenly SUCCUMBS WHILE WORKING AT HIS PLACE IN OFFICE Death Caused by Heart Disease Haniord MacNider Flying to Mason City in Stanolind CHARLES H McNIDER 68 president the First National bank of Mason City and leader in a score of industrialand commercial enterprises died at oclock Tuesday morning in his office in the front part of the banking insti tution Death was causes by nglna pectorla spasm of the heart muscles a disease he had hud slight touches or In the past few years His death followed Im mediately alter he bad called the ot of Dr W J Eeloff his physician stating he had some pain The doctor told him to coma to the ofllce Heard Noise in Office at this1 that TV O C Barley vice president the tank heard a noise In the office and went to the door Finding Mr McNlder col apsed iii the chair ho called to Har old Bull assistant cashier They found the telephone on the floor and a mark on his forehead showing that his head had struck tho corner of the desk as he fell over Physicians wno had their offices In the First National building were called at once They stated Mr Ho died instantly C H McNIDER IOWA FORECAST Mostly cloudy Tuesday night anil Wednesday possibly unsettled slightly warmer Tuesday nifflit and in extreme en at portion Wednesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 PASSENGERS ON fc TRAIN ROBBED Negro Gets Then Jumps From Train Near Chicago CHICAGO 30 on tho Michigan Centrals western express New YorkChicago extrafare train were held up Irifit night by an armed Negro who got aboard at Mich igan City and jumped as the train was roarlns toward Gary Ho fired one wild shot at a brake man who walked Into tho observation car while the robbery was In progress With about in cash which bo had taken from two passengers the Negro ran to the front platform ana leaped from the train which was making 45 mlcs an hour The robber climbed aboard when the train duo in Chicago at p mado a short stop at Michigan City When the train In ho swung around and upward from his position under the trap door on tlie observation car smashed the glass and crawled in j He swept tho score of men and women passengers with his revolver TURN TOPAZES will bo found on Page B ot this edi tion The biographical sketch nhldi starts in the first column on tills page is continued on Pago 18 McNider was told not to drive his own car or to undergo any exertion Bank Employes Shocked The news ot the death stunned personnel of the bank and In the of fices of the First National company where ths employes stood about In hushed groups before they could re cover their composure sufficient to go on with work The bank continued Mr McNider would wish It uhould but there vas a pall over the groups that came in to do their Tjuslness a heavy silence that told the story the se vere loss felt because of his death The noivs ot hie death spread rapid over the city as well as thruout i state nn3 nation where nd relatives wero notified Received Condolences from all parts of United States both In form of tele phone calls and telegrama cojne in during tisrnoon ot ttlef PASTOR AT SWEA CITY QUITS POST The Rev John Siemens to Accept Pastorate in Duluth SWEA CITY Oct Tho Rev John Siemens pnstor ot tlie local Bap tist church resigned yestertlny morn Ho Is leaving hero the early part ot November for Duluth whero ho will become the pastor of tho Ccn ra Baptist church Tho Rev Sie mens has been on this local charge nr tho paBt threeyears liour period ending at 8 oclock a m Tuesday Highest Monday 41 Degrees Lowest in Night 23 Degrees At 8 A M Tuesday 27 Degrees Onewould know without leaking at the calendar that November was Just around the corner Monday nights lowest temperature lacked 3 degrees of reaching the Sunday night mark but it was lower than any previous mini mum of the autumn The wind Tues day morning had taken a Bhlft out of the north and was emanating from the south Usually thnt means warm er weather and commanded them to give him theirmoney and Jewels Robert A Me Cullough Chicago handed over and T R Colvln head of the Metal fls Products company of Holding gave the robber Mrs Colvin dropped her to the floor as did several other wom en Kiester Farmer Is Accidentally Shot KIESTEf Oct ac cldent occurred to William Pfannlng yesterday noon Coming homo from tho corn field he went Into the garage for the gan to shoot a dog In taking tho gun down h bumped njjninst tho hub cap of the car in such i manner as to release ttv safety on tho hammer of tho jrun which then fired the shot tho chargi striking him In tlio Jnw tearlnR 1 awny He was taken to Rochester H 58 years and has family Will Rogers NEW YORK Oct Is broadcasting tonight from Balti more thru WJZ Hoover Is broad casting tonight from Washing ton thru Senator Moses Of oil the dumb issues that candidates bring up o try and influence people to vote I think prosper ity takes tho cake How a speaker can convince a man that he is WlLl ROGERS prosperous when he is broko or that ho la no prosperous when lie is doing well is beyond me If a voter cnnt feel in his pocket nnd see if he Is doing well without having some total stranger tell him then this government shouldnt bo In the hands of tho people We might as well have candi dates argue with us that wo have a pain in our stomach Yours WILL Copyright Mr Bagley then called the McNider homo to Inform Mrs McNider of th death Mrs McNfder was not at horn and when later she was informed by physician would not believe her hus band wns dead When the truth of th situation became evident she broke down Trying to Got Plane A telegram was sent at once t Mr McNIders son Hanford MacNld er who was In Chicago at the nation al headquarters of the Republican Service league Mr MncNlder ho would get an airplane as soon a possible and fly out Later ho tele phoned that he wns having difficulty In getting an airplane Mr Bagley wired the Federal Be serve hank ot Chicago of which Mr McNider wns a director nnd urged upon the officers ot that Institution to do what It could to get a piano for Mr MacNider Telephones Standard Oil In the meantime other efforts were being made here to help In tho situa tion H E Hanson manager ot the Mason City branch of the Standard Oil company was endeavoring to get into telephone communication with tho Chicago office of his company to see if It would supply nn airplane At oclock Mr Hanson report ed that he had reached Col Tt W Stewart chairman oC the board of di rectors of the Standard Oil company and close personal friend of Mr Mc Nider who stated that ho woulil send tho Stanolind at once with Mr Mnc Nicler Funeral arrangements are nwalting the arrival of the son The body wns taken to the Randall funeral home That Mr McNider had a premoni tion of hla death was stated by sev eral of the frinnds who were most fntlmato with hlin Ho attended tho IowaMinnesota football pame nt City with F T Hnnlon Saturday and thoroly enjoyed tho day Suffered Pain Sunday Sunday afternoon whllo holding a business mooting with a number of associates ho suffered some pain Dr Kgloff stated that Mr McNider hail suffered from Indigestion the last few ami called an him Sunday eve ning Tuesday morning at 10 oclock the banker called Dr Eglofts office but the doctor was not in Have him call mo as soon as he comes he told the attendant It wns shortly after tho physician came in nt oclock Mr McNlcIcr i called htm again Mil do Recovery Mr McNider had an attack or heart disease a number of years whll he was traveling about as a candl date for tho office of supreme trcasur er ot tho Modern Woodmen of Amcrl ca He apparently miwle a complele recovery nnd for a number of years was not suffering from tho disease In tho last few years however th disease became evident again and Mr mutism centers sent their condolences to Mr Bagley Among thcsS was one from Arthur Reynolds president ot the ContinentalNational Trust and Sav ings company Another telegram was received from C C VlrgH Chicago president of ths Wester Grocer company FRIENDS GIVE TESTIMONIALS Business and professional associ ates and friends of C II McNider were interviewed at random and all expressed their grief nnrt sorrow nt the death of this community leader Their testimonials follow Frank entire citj has ost a filcml My personal loss is be yond reparation Ills passing will be felt in the state and nation His rugged honor and simplicity coupled hlK keen Insight nnd knonledgu made him a character respected everywhere He hna left a nama which will always be revered and re spected Fred McNider and T associated together for the Bast 40 years He was one of the highest typo business men nnd builders part of tho country and was recog nizerl and appreciated as such in the financial centers of the United States John and I grew up tc KOthor wore borhood friends Mason City has ntet with a blfc loss James IS McNIdor wnfl he first young man I met on comlnpr o Mason City In 1S77 We roomed ORothcr for six months and wore al ayH personal I was very nmlliar with his remarkable caieer rom the time ho was 18 years ot ISO lo made a wonderful success In life le wns a useful member ot the com nunity anil will be very much isscd In common with many Mason ity residents who have lived with lim thru all the years I will feel x personal loss on account of his de larturo Jay was tho best ipnrl T rvor had It C the loath of Mr Me NTulor tho state nnd nation have suf fered nn irreparable loss The com murilty a splendid friend and neigh Mr F emotions as the refltilt ot thin loss make mo speech less I am shocked beyond words 0 Mnson City is what It 1s tortay to a great measure be cause of Charles McNiilor Frnnh sincere helpful friend since my boyhood has sudden ly avvny Hurry havo known Mr McNIfler nil my liff have lived neighbor to him and have ahvaiS found him to bo a fine man II irreparable Ions We shall not HOC ills liko Tho shock Is no sudden anil so we cannot apprrclaln what loss will moan lo na ns tlmo eoca on TfRN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 1 V ;