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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1929, Mason City, Iowa TNorth Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the ffome AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOIj XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY HOME E ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MAS ONCITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1929 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE 287 EXPLAINS HUCKINS BUSINESS PILOT OF LOST PLANE Burned Bodies GUI PATH THRU WOODED SLOPE n of T A T Airliner Searching Party Finally Finds Wreckage on Mountain Side By ROBERT REDWINE A Ii Staff Correspondent Eye witness at TA T plane pRANT N Mex Sept 0 Funeral preparations today marked the final chapter in a story ofeight lives snuffed out inthe crash of a giantairlineragainst a mountainside as a pilot battlec blindly for a haven of safety agains a ragtag storm With five passengers one a worn an anda crewof three dead the causeof the crash of the City of San Francisco Transcontinental Air Transport Inc plane on Moun Taylor 20 miles fromhere maj neverbe known A searching party of SO men including an Associated Press correspondent was led by Sheriff Bob Roberts up precipitous sides of Mount Taylor whichthrusts Its jagged peak nearly12000 feet into the sky that vvas once the lane at thfe of the ait Jn little canyon heavily wooded with giant pine trees the party charred 1 wreckage fearkec the final resting place of the huge chip Over a space of 150 yards the plane largest piece a sectionabout 10 feel long Three motors that roared their challenge to the elements when the City of San Francisco left Albu querque N Mex last Tuesday morning at oclock were shattered and strung along a path cut by the plane as its journey was suddenly and disastrously ended What was once the luxurious cabin of the plane lay before the searchers a mass of melted and twisted metal and within were the pitifully Broken bodies of the pas sengers and beyond recognition Happened About 11 Oclock On one arm of the pilots a wrist watch loomed as a single telling remnant of the wreckage Its hands stopped at Sheriff TURN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN 4 IOWA WEATHER Fair In westportion cloudy In cast portion Monday night cooler Tuesday fair warmer in portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figurea for 24 hour period ending at 8 pclock Monday morning Warmest Sunday fl8 Coolest in Night 57 At 8 A M Monday 58 Rainfall 257 Weatherfigures for like period ending at 8 oclock Sunday moia Ing Warmest Saturday G7 Coolest in Night 50 One of the heaviest rains since a year ago August descended on North Iowa Sunday and Sunday night leaving a total of 257 inches of precipitation in the GlobeGa ze tiesrain gauge on River Heights Something less an inch fell during the day and the remainder came during the night and early morning Agraphic idea of how greatly rain may vary even within short distances is provided by the between the GlobeGa zettes measurement and those of the American Beet Sugar company official observer for this county There the total rainfall was only 161 inches 57 ofan inch up to 7 oclock in the evening and 104 inches Sunday night Here was a range of almost an inch within miles as the crow flies Hero is J BStowe of Long Beach Cal chief pilot of tho Transcontinental Air Transport City of San which crashed in tile wilds of New Mexico killingall of its eight passengers andcrew OF EUROPE1 German Diplomat Wants an Economic Confed eration BULLETIN GKNEVA Sept A conference of the leadersot European states meeting after luncheon under tho chairman ship of Premier Brhimi of France this afternoon decided that it was wise to create ties of solidarity among themselves such ns might be described as a European confcderalon or United States of Europe pENEVA Sept 9 Gustav Stresemann German foreign minister in a speech before the as sembly of the league of nations to day came out strongly in support of Premier Briands project for a United States of Europe Dr Stresemann made clear how ever his support was contingent upon such an organizations being n no manner directed against the United States of America Ho declared his belief the confed eration should be economic in char acter and not political But even an economic union was restricted by him with his comment I am against creating an economic oligarchy in Europe making what OFFER TO WITNESS IN PANTAGESCASE Two Grls Held in Jail on Charge of Attempt at Bribery T OS ANGELES Sept 9 Hollywood young women were m jail indefault of bail each today charged with suggesting to a states witness that be given him if he would testify against thestate in the forthcoming criminal assault trial ofAlexander Pantages millionaire theater mag nate The two Nancy Lee 25 year old sculptress anC her half sister Janice Hill 19 year old stenographer were I accused by District Attorney Buron Fitts of making the offer in anote to the witness whose identity was withheld Miss Lee and Miss Hill were ar rested yesterday in a rooming houss in which Fitts said he was con vinced they had been planted a week ago by persons seeking to in timidate prosecution witnesses in thePantages case Fitts later de clared he might disclose evidence and names of those whom he be heved responsible The note FfftS sajd was turned of the houao were identified w states witnesses in the case of Pan lageswho is to go oh trial Sept iZ on charges brot by Eunice Pringle year old dancer The note Fittf said had been slipped under the mans door arid suggested there might he in it for you if you will testify that the Pringle girl in flicted upon herself bruises which she declared were made by the H year old theater magnate The writ ing on the note he added was iden tical with that of Miss Lee 150 RESCUE IOWAN TRAPPED IN WELL 42 HOURS By The Associated Press Wlildns Priest trapped by tons of earth whnit a woll cavod In at Ottumwn was rescued nilvo after 150 monworked desperately for 42 hours A thousand tnnso spectators watched the rescue Picture at left shows crew hurriedly digging trench thru ivhlch Priest WHS lifted out on a cot Entrance towell Is shnivn at right Fresh air was sentdown to 1rlcst thru the metal tube curving into the well Ulan at left Is operating tho air pump Norris Demands Immediate Action on Vare Contest Nebraskan Sees No Further was interpreted as an allusion to he United States of America He added with vigor Ido not relieve in forming a group which would be directed against any other group WOMAN INJURED WHEN CARS HIT Mrs Charles Kahler Receives Painful Injuries in Nashua Crash NASHUA Sept Charles Kahler received a cut on her hand and cuts on both night when her car and the car driven by Roy Demro collided on nighway 218 in the west partof cwn She was enfoute home driving south and J F Nafus was ahead of her The accident happened as Nafus turned into Danns filling was coming from TARIFF DEBATE GETS STARTED Move to Make Public Tax payers Profits and Losses Discussed WASHINGTON Sept 9 long awaited debate in the senate was started today with a discussion of the Simmons resolution to make available to senators information on the profits and losses of taxpayers whose products would benefit by proposed increases In import rates Immediately after Senator Sim mons democrat North Carolina brot up his resolution Senator Elaine republican Wisconsin of fered an amendment broadening its scope to Induce Information on wages and salariesof employes and officers of corporations gross sales inventory and other data As soon aa it was offered Chair man Smoot of the finance commit tee began an argument against the proposal Condemning the Simmons resolu tion Smoot argued itg adoption would mean confusion and delay The establishment he said of the principle of income tax publi city the opportunity toattempt to harass a few Individual taxpayers prolonged an indefinite delay in the consideration of the the real issues presented by the res olution offered by the senator from North Carolina A vote for the reso lution can only be accepted as a vote for each of these propositions as an indorsement of all of them station Demro he south Both of the cars were badly dam aged and Mrs Kahler was badly cut and bruised Demro carried no lability insurance Dubuque Woman Is Head of National Patriotic Societies Maine Sept 9 Lillian Clark Cary of Du buque was elected vice president of the National Federated Patriotic societies here yesterday The organ ization is allied with the grand army of the republic which is hold ing its sixtythird annual encamp ment Mrs Blane Beverstock of Keene N H was chosen president to succeedJudge H M Pratt of iFort Dodee Iowa t Resolution WASHINGTON Sept 9 immediate decision on the three year contest over the rightof XVil liam S Vare republican of Penn sylvania to a seat in the senate was asked today by Senator Nqrris re publican Nebraska RAINS HELP 257 Inches Puts Ground in Excellent Shape for Fall v heavy weekend rains which reached a total of 257 inches up to S oclock Monday morning placed the ground in excellent condition for fall development according to County Agent Marion E Olson A large acreage of alfalfa and clover was seeded last spring and would have entered the winter sna T TUU niu kviuiTt Noms offered a resolution to dei SQn wjth llttle protection but fur ny Vare a seat just as the senate was about to take up the tariff bill The resolution has privileged status and no sooner was it presented than fear was expressed in sonie quarters that action on the tariff measure might be delayed for some time Norris is opposed to the tariff bill The resolution which was a sur prise to the leader ship said Vare had recovered from his illness and therefore no further reason exists for longer delay on the part of the senate It added that a special senate in vestigating committee had recom mended against the seating of Vare after an inquiry into the Pennsyl vanias expenditure in the threecor nered republican senatorial primary campaign of 1S26 Vare rieyar hasbeengiven the oath of office in the senate pending a settlement of his case Des Moines YoutK Killed in Accident CLARENCE Sept 9 Mike aputo 17 of Des Moines killed Saturday night when his automobile crashed into fence posts beside the Lincoln highway and overturned The young people arent as quiet as they were in your day eh Well would you care to be as quiet as the old people were Times this rain which will stimulate growth and give the crop an oppor tunity for deeper rooting Some fall seeding of alfalfa will also be helped Winter wheat and rye will also hp put in excellent condition by the rain and possibly some of the late corn Most of the corn In the county however has ripencdbeyond the ex tent where it will be benefited by rain r The rain was also welcomed by farmers who planned to do plowing 1 P lia has been so dry plowing would have been difficult DES Rain Is Not Over MOINES Sept 9 Heavy rains which covered most of Iowa Sunday are not over the weather bureau here said this morn ing Cooler weather will follow the Five Injured in Tornado at Albia Wind Upsets Car Heavy Rainstorm Does Con siderable Damage to Property ALBIA Sept 9 rainstorm which swept southeast Iowa yester day afternoon centered here in a tornado which injured five persons and caused considerable property damage Mr and Mrs 1 S McDowell of Chariton were hurt when their auto mobile was grazed by a passing car thrown on its side of the road by the wind Cuts and bruises were the extent of their injuries Alfred Tharis Leo OHara and Russell Smith were in a car which overturned three miles west of here and were taken to a local hospital for treatment for slight Injuries Trees were blown down and win dows in several stores were shat tered Walls of the Odd Follows hall which was burned last year were blown over About 15 inchesof rain Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal Sept accident was ter ribly unfortunate and it no doubt will have a tendency with some of the more skeptical ones to say that avi ation is unsafe Their death will receive tremen dous publicity1 all over the country but on Monday morn ing when you read this if von tssK had the enure Wilt statistics of everybody all over onr country who was killed Sunday by autos well it will be lucky if its under 25 Yet some of their deaths will never be published beyond their own country newspapers Yet every one of them is just as dead aa those on the plane So sir travel by air is here to stay and all the doubt in the world cant stop it and accidents by plane will soon be taken the same as we take the news that a train at a grade crossing has killed a truckload of people Just a matter of fact Yours WILL the fell in 15 minutes when the storm was at its height Wapello Keokuk Davis Monroe and Appanoose counties also report ed rains but less wind Be tween Ottumwa and Eddyville a temporary bridge xyas endangered so that the road was closed Creeks were on a rampage Telephone lines between Ottumwa and Albia were passing of the storm center which OIlt for Beveral hours as well as is nowover the state the wircf norUloast from Ottumwa added Southeastern rowa received the heaviest rainfall over the weekend Albia reported 372 inches the recorded Boone and Iowa Falls received 228 inches and Des Moines 209 At Keokuk 180 inches of rain fell with 165 at Waterloo In the vicinity of Albia wires were down and roads were flooded Creeks were out of their banks thruout the southeastern part of the state OHE OF BANDITS AT ESTHERVILLE IS IDENTIFIED Bank Employes Claim Oklahoman Was One of Gang HSTHERVILLE Sept 9 County officials announced to day they had identified Fritz Fitz serald 56 Oklahoma as one of the bandit gang which robbed the Em met County State bank here of about 10 days ago They withheld the name of a sec ond suspect whom they said they iioped to arrest within a few days Soth men are alleged to have crim inal records Bank employes identi fied the men from photographs it was announced Officials also disclosed that the ang which held up customers and employes of the bank while one man tept watch outside with a machine gun was seen near New Ulm Minn he morning after the robbery Ludwig Greau and Anton Meidl told authorities they saw the men n a cornfield The party split they Huston Unanimously Is I Named G O P Chairman Tennessee Man Succeeds Dr Worlc as Head of Re publican Party WASHINGTON Claudia H Huston Sept 9 of Tennessee was elected chairman of the rapub llcan national committee today suc ceeding Dr Hubert Work of Colo rado who retired on his own mo tion In accepting the chairmanship to which he was elected by unanimous vote and without opposition Huston announced he was severing all hli active business connections and would In the near future he able to give the work his undivided effort My program as chairman will be that of seeking to build up with your help and that of all other republican workers thruout the country hu said an organization which will in sure full expression of that public opinion which stands with and by CHINESE RETAKE BORDER VILLAGE Manchurian Town Changes Hands Twice Within Two Days MUKDEN Manchuria Sept 9 communique official the Manchurian government today stated that the border village of Pogranichnaya on the northeastern frontier of Manchuria had been captured by Russian soldiers and retaken by the Chinese last night after two days of violent fighting Troops Unshod Northward SHANGHAI Sept 9 official Ktiomin news agency of the nationalist government tonight re ported that in anticipation of a general Russian offensive Chinese reinforcements are now rushing northward from Mukden for botn Msnchuli and Pogranichnaya fronts Tho agency declared the heaviest fighting yet to occur in Manchuria was in progress between Russian nnd Chinese soldiers alongthe en tire ManchurianSiberian frontier Cedar Rapids Woman Injured by Burglar CEDAR RAPIDS Sept 9 Pi Mrs William M Hake was injured Saturday night when a masked bur glar entered her home and kicked her in the ankle while he ransackel asserted cars and drove away in two HOLD OFFICER FOR SHOOTING Alabama High School Boy Killed When Fleeing From Deputy ASLAND Ala Sept fl uty Sheriff Cecil Guthrie was being heldtoday on a first degree murdar charge for the death of Clarence Bailey 18 Ashland high school foot ball star who was shot to death as Guthrie sought to arrest him on liquor charges Bailey son of a Clay countv planter received a bullet wound thru the head during what officers said was his flight thru a pasture about five miles from the Bailey farm near here Guthrie committed to jail shortly after the shooting told authorities the fatal shot was accidental He said he fired two phots in thoair as he pursued Bailey and that ho discharging his pistol the third time It was this last shot he said which struck the fleeing youth A jug which the officers said Bailey tried to carry away con tained about one half gallon of whisky HAD RIGHTS TO CIGAR SALES IN SEVERAL STATES Woman Witness Says She Could Not Get nal Investment IfllLWAUKEE Sept 8 mysterous business headed uy Elmer S Huckins financial wizard vhich Is said to have paid Investors 26 per cent on their money was re vealed today aa a cigar jobbing msiness by Mrs Carrie Dieter Mil waukee a witness in the govern ments case against Huckins on a charge of using the mails to de raud Mrs Dieter was one of three witnesses who appeared on behalf of the federal government Had Exclusive Rights She said Huckins told her In Tune 1928 that he was in the cigar obbing business and that he had idvised her to invest her money in he enterprise When Mrs Dieter expressed sur prise that Huckins could offer bar of 55 for each invested every 45 days he told her that na iad exclusive rights in a number of states which permitted cigar job bers to buy only from him the wit ness testified The witness said she had invested and received the dividends reg ularly she demanded the re turn of the investment She re quested the return upon reading a itory of the Huckins enterprise in a newspaper Both Refuse to WfclterE Barngprover Cedar Rap ids Iowa counsel for Huckins upoar orossexamtastlon produced tna testimony that Mrs Dieter had no complaint to make regarding the In vestment until she heard the news paper story Huckins and son George Huckins have steadfastly refused to state the naturo of their business CONDitWOF PRIEST WORSE Hospital Authorities Say Cavern Victim Kted Sleep less Night OTTUMWA Sept 0 TVWil tins Priest who was rescued ear y Saturday from the bottom of a 30 foot well after 43 hours entomb ment spent a sleepless night and lospltal authorities reported today ic appeared to be reacting from the nerve attitude he displayed immedi ately upon rescue Physicians said the exposure had subjected Priest to the same pain produced by frost bite or burns and that during the first day in the hoa lial he was not aware of the pain because a numbness Because of his patients Dr R L Rater has kept Priest perfectly quiet Relatives and reporters have tieen jarred from his room except for a short period when pictures wcro taken Even then Priest was not permitted to talk Auto Crash Fatal AMANA Sept 9 Crashiujr nto an embankment after he lost control of his car Richard Graf 20 of Chicago was killed here late Sat urday Iowa City Man Hurt IOWA CITY Sept D Gcrbcr was in a serious condition ii a hospital here today as a result cf a collision Sunday between his car CLAUDIUS HUSTON TURN TO PAGE 13 COLUMN 5 a AUNT HET By Robert Quillen If I wasto divorce Pa Id be too proud to take ali mony if it wasnt for keepin him from spcndin it on some other woman ;