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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 4, 1929, Mason City, Iowa NortKIowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL CENTS PER HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 41929 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 284 THURSDAY RURAL DAY AT FAIR Body of SPEEDING PLANE SENT TO EARTH BY EXPLOSION Rescued Mechanic Aids in Hunt for Wiscon sin Flyer f OS ANGELES Sept 4 John Wood wealthy airmail pilot and transport executive went to his death at the controls of his racing monoplane as it exploded in midair early Monday morning His body was found In the wreck age today 25 miles northeast of Needles Cal Landed at wreckage Body founi In plane Death instantaneous Nt fire but explosion Searchers Sent Massage That was the message received today by Paul E Richter of the Aero Corporation of California from Pilot Burrell Smith of th searching airplane sent from here Major Wood 32 years of age was president of theNorthern Airways a line between Chicago and Minne apolis and was a resident of Wau sau WIs He went to his death above the great California desert near the Arizona border at 3 belccl Monday morning while racingto Cleveland Ohio for a nonstop rec ord from Metropolitan airport Bog Miller his mechanic i on the dash wasaavec explosion of thev600 sal loua of gasoline aboard hurled him from the cabin monoplane Miller pulled the cord on his parachute as he leaped into unconsciousness When he awoke he found himself alone and bruised on the rock strewn desert with bits of the mon oplane wing near him Miller Started Search Miller found no trace of the plane but reached Needles 300 miles southeast of here 30 houvs later Arrival of Miller in Needles and his telegrams to Los Angeles of his safety put into effect imediateVy an extensive search for the monoplane The wreckage was spotted from the air last evening by Pilot Smith Hia impression from his air survey was that the craft had been des troyed by fire Early today he flew over the des ert again and reached the wreck age He discovered that the ship had been shattered by a mid air ex plosion and that Major Wood ap parently had been instantly klUed when mechanic Miller was blown out the cabin of the ship by the blast i Transport Missing LOS ANGELES Sept 4 Transcontinental air transports passenger liner City of San Fran TUTIN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 5 Zeppelin Round Wo jor Found in Wreckage of Plane Own SUCCUMBS flight Record Lakehurst to Home Port Made at Average Speed of 70 Miles an Hour ASSOCIATED William E Dever mayor of Chicago from 1023 to 1937 who died at his home Tuesday after noon IOWA WEATHER Mosfiy eiotmy probably local showers in east and south por tions Wednesday night and in cast portion Thursday cooler in east and south portions Wed nesday night and Jn east por tion Thursday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazetta weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Warmest Tuesday 03 Coolest in Night 66 At 8 A M Wednesday 69 Rainfall 01 The weather man In predicting the North Iowa fair weeks weath er left room for just such a sprinkle as descended Wednesday morning Monday was perfect fair weather and so was possi bly for a little more wind than was necessary Tuesdays maximum was 2 degrees below that of Monday which had set a record for the sea son Wednesday mornings rain ap parently had baited the heat wave At oclock Wednesday after noon 27 of an Inch of rain had fal len WE DEVER ONE TIME MAYOR OF CHICAGO DEAD Proudest Boast Was That No Scandal Marked His Term fHICAGO Sept 4 Emmet Dever whose proudest claim was thatno sign of scandal narked his four years as mayor of Chicago died suddenly after a years illness He was 67 years old Drafted from the superior court 3ench by the democrats to run for mayor Dever was elected m 1922 with a 100000 vote margin over Ar hur Lueder incumbent postmaster His term of office was sandwiched between the three terms of Mayor William Hale Thompson who defeated him for reelection two rears ago Dever had been seriously 111 since hortly after returning from the ity hall The cause of death was iven as cancer of the pancreas Fu neral arrangements have not been made No Scandal While in Office During a public service of 25 years Mr Dever regarded his ac complishments merely as duties and work that had been expected of him Thus when he condoled a four year administration as mayor of Chicago his broadest boast was that no civic scandal had marred his term of office There has not been a scandal in TURN TO PAGE S COLUMN 5 TowFisT SCHOOL HEADS Whiting Board Elects An other When First Refuses to Resign Office WHITING Sept 4 citv was in a quandary today its prob lem of education in too many hands Its consolidated school has two superintendents A board meeting ast night elected L Fowler of Ever y superintendent despite the fact that W P Ashton who holds a two year contract refused to resign The solution appeared to be the only way out for the board Hardly lad the night ad louraed when Andrew Borsheim one of the board members was In ormed that his house was afire The fire proved only a temporary distraction because the board is still wondering what it will do about the i25000 slander suits now being brot by Ashton Parents who meantime have een waiting patiently for their hildren to resume their studies bope that the two superintendent plan will solve the problem CRIEDRICHSHAFEN Germany 1 Sept 4 its round the world cruising record by more than a full day the Graf Zeppelin German mistress of the air landed here from Lakehurst N J at a m a m C S T Church bells pealed and cannon boomed a salute as the huge ship escorted by an honor guard of 12 airplanes appeared over the city circling the town hall before it turned back to its hangar at the Zeppelin works One of the largest crowds in Friedrichshafen history greeted it there cheering madly as the ship lowered toward the ground Within a few minutes of its apearance it was taken in hand by the ground crew and at a m was walked into its hangar Waited All Night The 22 passengers were at the windows of the ship as it came to earth Waving flags in answer to cheers from the throng below manj of whom had waited at the field al night Ground Officer Hans von Schiller was the first to emerge from the dirigible passengers anc members of the crew following after the ship entered the hangar With Its landing the dirigible completed a round the world Friedrichshafen to i Friedrichshafen 20 days 4 The Zeppelin previously had flown around the world from Lakehurs to Lakehurst in 21 days 8 hours 26 minutes a time which wag In it self a record Broke Own Record The Zeppelin left Lakehurst at a m C S T Sunday Sept 1 consuming 67 hours 34 minutes In reaching over an estimated course of 4595 miles against its own record crossing from Lakehurst of 53 hours 24 minutes completed Aug 10 over a course of 4200 miles Aboard the Zeppelin were 22 pas sengers and a crew of 40 headed TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 Senate Gets List of Appointments From President Farm Board Members Sev eral Diplomats Awaiting Confirmation WASHINGTON Sept 4 MBA group of nominations including those of the federal farm board members were sent to the senate today by President Hoover Other nominations included those of John W Garrett of Baltimore to ne ambassador at Rome Garrit John Diekema of Michigan to be minister at the Hague George T Summerlin of Louisiana as minister to Venezuela The president also sent the name of Albert C Williams of Texas to be a member of the federal farm loan board This is a reappolntment Lcgge Heads List The farm board nominations were headed by that of Alexander Legge of Illinois who haa been designated chairman of the board It was pre sented along with Charles C Teague of California for a one year term William F Schilling of Minnesota and Sam R McKelvle of Nebraska were presented for two year terms C B Denman of Missouri for three jears Charles S Wilson of New Yorkfor four years James C Stone of Kentucky for five years and Carl Williams of Oklahoma for six years Brig Gen Smedley D Butler aifo was nominated as a temporary maj or general in the marine corps DR ECKENER POSES WITH LINDY j a on a Eckener comrmuider of theworlds largest en joyed his ride from Cleveland to AtaonOhio on one of the tiniest of sky yachts a blimp After 7jeirig given a rousing recenton at the na tional air races In Cleveland Dr Eclcener in foreground delayed Us departureto Akron long enough to mcef Col Charles ALindbergh also shown above at left REPORTS TARIFF BILL WASHINGTON sept 4 a preliminary to Us formal introduc tion in the senate the revised re publican tariff bill was favorably reported by the finance committee today by a vote of 11 to 8 The ballot was along strict party lines The republicans voting for he favorable report were Senators Smoot Watson Reed Shortridge TUKN TO PAGE C COLUMN 2 EXPLOSION IN STORE PROBED Council Bluffs Man Dies of Burns Received in Mys terious Blast COUNCIL BLUFFS Sept 4 tP today were seeking a cause for the mysterious explosion which late yesterday caused the death of John Hoden 31 Council Bluffs ano which wrecked a grocery store owned by Tom Durick Hoden ran from the store a hu man torch after the explosion A resident nearby quenched the flames but Hoden died later at a hospital Before he died he told police that Durick had hired him as a watch man while Durick and his family who lived at the rear of the store attended a picnic at Omaha Durick denied this and said he could not account for Hodena presence in the store Explosive fumes from something not carried in the stores regular stock caused the blast Fire Chief John Oliver declared BOONE CHILD IS KIDNAPED 2 Women and Man Coaxed Boy Into Car Bearing Illinois License BOONE Sept 4 Alter S was kidnaped from the George Hutchlnson residence here it was disclosed today by police Two women and a mam are said to have driven up to the house in an automobile and coaxed the boy who was being cared for there after a Polk county judge had placet him with Louis Cohen of Waterloo The boy was taken from hln mother by court order on a charge that she was unable to care for him properly The automobile ig said to have borne an Illinois license and police In that state and Iowa have been notified Villisca Movie Fans Win Fight for Shows VILLISCA Sept 4 fans here have won their two year fight for Sunday shows A vote yes terday approved the removal of the ban by a 354 to 331 margin The election was the third in two years over the issue IOWA CONVICT TAKES OWN LIFE George Damyancich Inmate of Penitentiary Com mits Suicide FORT MADISON Sept 4 George Damyancich serving a life term in the state prison here for Ihe slaying of D Fulton Rice Cen tnville attorney last winter com mitted suicide in his cell early today He slashed himself across the stomach with a safety razor blade Prison officials said they believed him insane His wife lives at Cen terville LAKE PILOTS TRIAL SEPT 23 Criminal Cases Growing Out of Crash to Be Heard by Lovrien SPIRIT LAKE Sept 4 of the four criminal cases growing out of the speedboat collision on Lake Okoboji July 28 when nine persons lost their lives will begin Sept 23 with Judge Fred Lovrien on the bench Harold Yarnes pilot of the Zip per one of the boats and Frank Long and Jasper Alexander pilot and mechanic on the Mlsg Thriller the other craft will face man slaughter charges John and Milo Hartman owners of the Zipper will face a joint charge of conspiracy to injure the business of the rival boat owners HUSBAND SLAYS WIFE SOLDIER El Paso Texas Man Sur renders After Killing Pair With Ax EL PASO Tex Sept 4 Irene Waitt 36 and Gordon Rose a soldier at Fort Bliss were slain hi Lhe Waitt home here late last night by the womans husband H F1 Waitt who admitted he had beaten them to death with an ax The seven year old child of the Waitts was sleeping in the same room but was unharmed Wait sur rendered to police Jones Having Hard Time in First Round Champion Loses First Three Holes in Row to Goodman Omaha Expert BULLETIN PEBBLE BEACH Cat Sept 4 Tolley British champion signalized the open Ing of match play for the American amateur golf cham pionship today by crushing Ed die Held of New York holder of the Canadian title 7 up and 6 to play By ALAN J GOULD Associated Tress Sports Editor nEBBLE BEACH Cal Sept 4 UP I the champion Bobby Jrnes was having a sensational battle trying to overcome the loss of the first three holes to Johnny Goodman of Omaha Nebr the first round of the nati6nal amateur tell championship today also wit nessed the elimination of Gene Komans of Englewood N J co medalist with Jones Fay Colemon California sharp sLooter beat Romans 4 and 3 Lost First Three Holes The gallery got a terrific Jolt when Bobby Jones the champion and favorite lost the first three holes In a row to Johnny Goodman of Omaha Jones missed the first green with Ilia second and was20 feet from the pinwithhis third conceding Uje Missinghis Both drove to the edge of a trap the rightof the second fairway The champion missed the green again and got on in three while Goodman was just off the edge Bobby ran hla putt up to within ft ur feet of the cup but was stymied and again conceded Goodman ran down a long putt on the third for a birdie and be came three up when Bobby missed Goodman Tuo Tip Jones won the fourth with a birdie three to cut one hole from Goodmans lead Both sent their tee shots on the 160 yard fifth close to the pin and halved the hole Good man staying two up Jones won the sixth and was only one down The champion reached the green easily with his second shot to the difficult 502 yard green on the oceans edge This clinched hs birdie four while Goodman took six Jones went down again on the 220 yard seventh when he took three putts for a four Goodman etting par three Jones won the eighth and became only one down Jones putt half stymied the Nebraskan and his five one over par was goon enough to win Jones halved the ninth and was one down at the turn Jones got a good break on the ninth when his second shot struck a bank and rolled back to within six feet of the cup Goodman on in two missed a 25 foot putt by inches Bobby also missed the try for a birdie by a narrow margin and they halved in fours Jones out 5fit 334 Goodmnn out433 4SB First Attempt to Counterfeit New Bills Is Failure Omaha Salesmans Efforts Crude Says Secret Service Chief WASHINGTON Sept 4 first known attempt to counterfeit the new small sized currency has ended in failure Julius P Rles said to be an Oma ha traveling salesman is under ar rest in Cedar Rapids Iowa after appearance of counterfeits of the note of the Kansas City federal reserve bank in Council Bluffs Iowa on Aug 29 Secret service of ficials reported that Ries had 5320 of the spurious money in his pos session W H Moran chief of the secret service said today the counterfeit note was so crude that it would not pass any person accustomed to handling currency It was made by a photo mechanical process Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Sept California is just worked up over two things right now one is how bad will Bobby Jones beat all the others in the c ham pionship at Del Monte and this liquor tonic that they are selling in the drug stores out here They claim a child can buy it Not only can but does They have appointed inves tigators to how much liquor tvfii it contains but none of the inves tigators have ever been able to come back and report If it does contain liquor they are liable to come clear for they certainly wouldnt come under the heading of bootleggers Yours WILL ROGERS AUTO RACES TO SUPPLY THRILLS AT FRIDAY FAIR Stops Afternoon Performance Before Grandstand HOOVER NAVAL HEADS DISCUSS REDUCTIONS MacDonalds 3 Points Believed to Be Hard est of AH WASHINGTON Sept 4 President Hoover conferred for wo hours early this morning Secretary Stlmson and a group of high rankingnaval officers on the question of naval limitations Except the information that the liscussion had to do with the pro osed naval accord between the United States and Great Britain nothing was divulged at the white house It was said however that Stlm 5on had been authorized to give out some details of the conference at sis regular meeting wtih newspaper men later today Naval Heads Present Besides Stimson those attending he conference were Secretary Adams Under Secretary Cotton of he state department and Assistant Secretary Jahncke of the navy Hughes Rear Admirals Jackson Chase Hough nnd Reeves Captains Johnson and Bp chanan and Commander Train A number of the high naval offi cials are members of the navy gen eral board which recently has been devotingclose attention to the dis cussions on reduction in sea power jetween the United States and Great Britain The conference at the white house TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 FAIR PROGRAM WEDNESDAY EVENING p son City municipal band p acts Sa villa Trio Argyle Sisters Don ahue and LaSalle Pallinbergs Bears Winter Garden Revue and fireworks THURSDAY SEPT 5 p son City municipal band p m Rural Achieve ment Day parade tentatively arranged as follows high school band cooperative mar keting floats 4H Boys floats American Legion drum corps 4H Girls floats Womens Project Work floats Com munity Club floats Senegalese drum corps stock parade Ru ral Mule and Pony races Vaudeville acts Sorilla Trio Argyle Sisters Donahue and LaSalle and Pallinbergs Bears p son City municipal band p acts Sor Iilla Trio Argla Sisters Dona hue and LaSalle PalUnbergs Bears Winter GardenRevue and fireworksr The barber says in the course of events the diet has Us ups and Tribune SI 50000 GEMS CLOTHESSTOLEN Kansas City Democratic Leaders Home Is Ransacked KANSAS CITY Sept 4 Jewels and clothing valued at be tween 5150000 and 5200000 was stolen from the home of T J Pen dergiist democratic leader here last night The thief entered the house thru a second story window end ran sacked seven rooms working so quietly he was not heard by four rTVING up hope that tho skies clear sufficiently to stage the performance the management called off the afternoon race rncl vaudeville acts Wednesday at tha North Iowa fajr After a slight shower in the morning preperations were made to jroceed with the entertainment fea urea The track was dragged find ut into condition and other prep arations made fora third ilay throng Increasing showers how ever caused the management to call off the afternoon performance The evening show including the vaudeville Winter Garden revue and fireworks will be staged if the ain stops It was stated The fair management then turned s attention to the two biggest days of the fair tiie farm achievement day Thursday and the automobile races Friday Tuesday afternoons races were re garded by local horsemen as one of the greatest events of its kind ever rield in Iowa A spill in the second heat of the trot was not ser ious but added to the thrills of the program Senator K ran around the irack four or five times with a rider less cart after gettinginto a Jam and locking wheels with another entry on the first curve A fourth heat was needed to decide that race Are Two BigDaya The two outstanding days of the fair however will be Thursday and Friday Thursday will be the farm achievement day when artistic ex pressions of the work done on the farm will be shown in a parade be fore the grandstand Farm Bureau members farm clubs and 4H orga nizations have been workingfor weeks making floats and preparing TURN TO PAGE B COLUMN S children playing in and a maid asleep floor the basement on the thirJ Mr and Mrs Pendergast discov ered tha theft when they returucd home shortly before midnight from the homo of Pendergasts brother M J Pendergast who died Monday Much of the loot was rare jewels and fur pieces Including the engagement ring of Miss MarciIinc Pendergast who is to marry Wil liam 13 Burnett Jr Oct 35 Part of Miss Pendergasts trousseau also Avvas taken AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Theyre all fakes I paid four dollars for girdle once an reduce nothin breath a reducin it didnt hut my ;