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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1930, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas ILY PAI Edited for the Home COM HARLON E R HIS MEM T 0 M THE NEWSPAPER MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XXXVI FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1930 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 287 Model Town Is Planned City to Be Built for Workers on Dam Project OTTUMWA BANK IS This is the third and last of a series of articles on Boulder dam By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Sept 9 CPA Uncle S a m s model town to be built sewered watered paved et cetera in its entirety three miles from Boul der dam site for the benefit of the dam workers and their families doubtless will be as pleasant a place as any town can expect to be in the midst of a sage brush desert 55 where the mer cury climbs to 120 in the summer time Nevertheless if I were a dam em ploye I think I would prefer to com mute to my job the 30 miles from the independent municipality of Las Vegas and be able to call my soul my own outside working hours This model town they tell me at the reclamation bureau is not to have any government of its own cre ation but is to be bossed as a straightout engineering proposition Csfi exactly like operations on the dam is to be a model in every Is to say a model according to some absolute dicta tors ideas No property will be sold It simply will be leased ay its tem porary occupants from Uncle Sam uel Anyone who does not behave precisely as the latters representa V tive believes he ought to behave will his lease tuken away from him becast into the outer sage brush TJe government has preserves similar ttivls in various other parts of tn3 wcld and some of the things hanpln in them are rather pe For instance on the Island of W Guam Waistling was forbidden by ukase under theregime of one commandant who chanced to Election Shows Maine Staunchly Republican i dantbuffding personnel at Its will reach between 2000 and 3000 workers With their dependents it is esti mated that tnis will give the model town B fairly stable population of 4000 or 5000 during the seven years Tnrn to Pnco 2 Column GOBETWEEN IS SEEKING SAFETY Report Says Man Is Delay ing Return of Kidnaped Sheridan DES MOINES Sept 9 ports that a gobetween was holding up the return of James Sheridan to procure his own safe escape were among todays additions to the ru mors surrounding the prolonged absence of the Des Moines man Another addition was the report that Mrs Sheridan had identified the handwriting on a note demand ing 550000 for the return of her husband as that of Sheridan him self Sheridan former proprietor of a local cigar store has been missing since a week ago Monday when he I was said to nave walked out of the teoor of a cigar store with a stranger It was claimed that a messenger or gobetween representinghis cap tors had brot Mrs Sheridan a note saying that oer husband would be refeased When the money demanded was paid OFFYEAR POLL HAS NO UPSETS WHITE ELECTED Eight States Vote on Party Candidates for Office PORTLAND Maine Sept 9 i Maine stood fast in the republi can column today after its off year biennial election in which Representative Wallace H White Jr who nas served the second Maine congressional district for 11 years was advanced to the seat in the United States senate now held by Senator Arthur R Gould Gov William Tudor Gardiner was named for a second term and three repub lican incumbents in congress and Donald B Partridge of Norway who contested for Whites seat were Ictd White rolled up a majority of 30 000 over Frank H Haskell Port land his democratic opponent car rying each of the 16 counties Gardiner who two years ago swamped Edward C Moran Rock land democrat with an 80000 ma jority was able to poll but 16000 over Moran yesterday It was the smallest majority for a republican governor since 1918 when Carl E Milliken squeezed ahead of Bert rams G Mclntyre with 5000 votes Smallest Since 1920 The vote 16tailed 14700C trie smallest since 1920 when women were granted suffrage and com pared to a total of 213000 two years ago In eight state scattered from coast to coast voters today choose party candidates for national and local office Todays primaries are to decide who will represent Louisiana and South Carolina in the senate Their democraticnominations are equal to election Senate candidates are to be chosen also in Colorado Michi gan and New Hampshire In Ari zona and Vermont selections for governor hold the principal interest while in the state of Washington contests for house seat head the list Contest in Carolina Tomorrow Georgia democrats will hold a primary and next week Mas sachusetts New York and Wiscon sin will stage the last preelection contests Absence of contests within the parties in Maryland made yester days primary there largely a for lorn to TnBe 2 Column 3 Colors of Mason City Are Carried at Convention by 2 Drum and Bugle Corps Message of District Meets Local Men Are Is Brot to Iowa Veterans SIOUX City Sept 9 braska Legionnaires today brot a message of greeting to the annual convention of the Iowa American Legion pleading also for close co operation between the departments of the two states Harry H Dudley Nebraska d partment adjutant told the lowans that the cooperation of the mem bers makes the post thf coopera tion of the post makes the depart ments and the strength of the de partments is insurance to the na tional organization Nebraska ceds Iowa and every other state Iowa likewise needs Nebraska We must all work to gether Marcus L Poteet Nebraska com mander who was a member of that famous Hawkeye clivision the Rain bow told his former buddies that the Legion today must furnish the leadership the nation most vitally needs Americais undergoing a period of transition he said A definite shift from rural to urban life Na tional and state institutions must be changed to fit new conditions and the situation demands responsible leadership The American Legion unhampered by partisanship and and clothed with a spirit of unsel fish service can furnish that lead ership V MAY HEAD ARGENTINA AUNT HET By Robert Quillen Ive made a lot o fool mistakes but when my chil dren was awkward enough to bump their heads I never told em a nasty old table done it ROCK FALLS MAN IS FOUND John Brodrecht 54 Kills Self Had Been Missing Since Thursday ROCK FALLS SeptL death of John Brodrecht 54 farmer near here who was found dead in the cab of a motor truck one and onehalf miles north of Nora Springs yesterday afternoon was pronounced suicide by the Cerro Gordo county coroner Dr W E Long Mason City this morning Mr Brodrecht had been missing from the farm since Thursday The discovery of his bodyNvas made by his youngest nephew a son of Mr and Mrs John McKee farmers near here Mr Brodrecht was a brother to Mrs McKee His arrest early in July for driving a car while intoxicated had caused Mr Brodrecht considerable worry His grand jury trial was to have been held today in Mason Oity in the Cerro Gordo county district court and despondency over this fact is believed to have caused his act BARKER KILLS SELF IN JAIL Man Facing Murder Charges Hangs Self With Towel at Cresco CRESCO Sept 9 S Barker charged with first degree murder in connection xvith the death of his wife July 29 committed sui cide by hanging in the county jail today A coroners jury was called I to investigate his death Barker who was beingsued by his wife for divorce went to the home of her brother south of town here July 29 and shot her down as she was fleeing from him in the barn where she had hidden Followingthe shooting Barker turned the gun upon himself after driving several miles on farther south to a spot near Protivin He was found and taken to the Cresco hospital where his life hung in the balance for about a week He recovered rapidly however and for the past few weeks has been kept in the Howard county jail here Muller Elected Manager BURLINGTON Sept 9 thur Muller catcher on the Cedar Rapids team this season has been elected manager of the Burlington team of the Mississippi Valley league He succeeds George Pep Young pilot for the past two years Elected By Staff Representative SIOUX CITY Sept high stepping drum and bugle corps car ried the colors of Mason City in the American Legion convention here this afternoon The Senegalese organization ar rived Monday ana its music and an tics in the hotel lobbies and on the streets Monday evening were a fea ture of the merry making by con vention throngs The official post corps arrived in a Red Ball bus in the forenoon and played its first engagement at a ball game under way at the Stock yards park No outfit among the 30 here cut a neater figure than the Mason City drummers and buglers in their natty blue uniforms and Sam Browne belts lay Convention Plans At a fourth district caucus late yesterday presided over by Nels Malm Masou City post and district commander planswere laid for the subsequent business of the conven tion Wayne M Prudhon of Nashua served as secretary of the caucus The following were named for membership on the major conven tion committees H Hendrickson of Waukon time and place Anders Stortroen of Mason City tiori aid by der rehabilitation H E Waucoma Americanism Nels Malni finance and dues W Earl Hall Mason City resolutions Ralph Lloyd Jones Mason City W M Prudhon Nashua William Marsh Cresco nominations committee Dr Hexon Decorah Ralph Lloyd Jones and W Earl Hall delegates to na tional convention Dr Peck Lawler John McCall Decorah Dr T A Nettleton Mason City Fred Loge man Manly Glenn Lee Clear Lake alternates Hold Meetings Todays program centered about the giant parade but the committees particularly the resolutions and steering bodies were holding im portant meetings Three men John Kelly of Sioux City Berry Halsen of Albia and Maurice Cahill of Cedar Rapids were leading state com mander candidates Davenport was regarded as sure bet for the next state convention Among the resolutions approved by the committee was one which would grant adjusted compensation to World war veterans who were kept in service past July 1 1919 on original enlistment Another placed the Legions stamp of ap proval on the selection of Hanford jjr ri i u u 11 o nc above former Argentineam bassador to tho United States has been mentioned for tho presidency of Argentina to suc ceed Gen Jose Uriburu provi sional president who displaced President Hipolito Irigoycn in tho revolution LIFE TERM BANK ROBBER IS MacNider for minister to Canada Youth Fatally Hurt When Car Hits Horse BURLINGrON Sept 9 able to check the horse he was rid ing Herbert Bacher 19 was fatal ly injured last night when the ani mal plunged into a moving car near here Will Rogers CAMP RICHARDSON Gal Sept nations trou bles are not gloated over by us but it does seem good to be able to read the revolutions in Argentine Peru Brazil and not read where Ameri c a n marines have landed nnd have the situa tion well in hand If Mr Hoover does nothing else but keep our army and navy at home we can forgive him for not giving us rain lower taxes and an inflated stock market Wont it bo wonderful if we ever live to ace the day when any country can have its own revo lution and even a private and congenial war with a neighbor Ing nation without uninvited guests Yours WILL ROGERS No action was taken on the Brookhart charges against the American Legion the committee conteding that to do so would be to give to them an undeserved dignity CHARGE FLYERS AS RESPONSIBLE Jury Says Fatal Crash Was Caused By Criminal Negligence DES MOINES Sept 9 ing that tho airplano crash which resulted in tha death of Vcrnon F Devotio and injury oj seven other persons waa caused by criminal negligence a coroners jury last night acted to obtain a grand jury investigation of the tragedy The crash occurred August 28 at the state fairgrounds Planes pi loted by Leo Allen and Cy Young love of the three flying sons o guns came together in midair Allens piano struck a group of spectators as he attempted to land After hearing seven witnesses last night the coroners jury found that Devotie had been struck by a Tailing plane piloted by Leo Allen It held tho death was due to crimi nal negligence The jury did not name the persons it regarded as negligent CountyAttorney Carl S MissII dine was asked by the jury to make a more thoro investigation as to the blame before the case is tak en before tho grand Jury Harding Escaped From Anamosa Admits Identity rARAMIE Wyo Sept 9 Broy Harding life term bank robber who escaped from the Iowa reformatory at Anamosa Iowa 10 days ago was captured on a dairy farm near here early today by Sher iff Edwin A Bailey and a railroad special agent Harding admitted his Identity to the officers The two officers walked in on Harding as he was eating break fast They ordered him to surrender A comparison of his fingerprints proved his identity Sheriff Baily described Harding as a desperate criminal and ordered that all his clothes be taken from him and a new outfit ba given him Harding who escaped from the reformatory after forcing a prison foreman to drive him clear across the state of Iowa at the point of a knife arrived in Laramie Sunday As a result of a tip that he had been seen that day in the company of his brotherinlaw Ben McMan igle officials Investigated and hls arrest followed He had obtained employment yesterday at the dairy farm near here Harding wus given a life sentence in 192T for participation in a bank robbery at Modale Iowa in 1926 Several were wounded in the hold SOME OF BODIES ARE BLOWN HIGH IN AIR BY BLAST Rain of Metal Follows Detonation Heard for Blocks Sept 9 1 least five men were killed and a dozen injured today in the explo sion of a pusher locomotive in the Reading railroad roundhouse yard at Third street and Erie avenue Tho dead John Blemiller roundhouse fore man John Kelley inspector Frederick Spangler engineman Crawford Dunseath car shopman James P Smith car shopman The blast let loose a detonation that was heard thruout the entire neighborhood For a few seconds af ter the explosion chunks of metal fell like rain about the yards and employes scurried to shelter Some of the oodies were blown 15 to 20 feet in the air and landed on a nearby embankment It is the rule to inspect all loco motives each morning The pusher had been brot out on the turntable and had teen taken off again but stopped about 100 feet away Shangler discovered something wrong with the injector and called the roundhouse foreman ATiiBmber of other men gathered about the engine and while the ex amination was In progress the ex plosion took place REMEMBERS ANDREE LOOT IS TAKEN BY FIVE UNMASKED MEN Employes Lie on Floor While Bandits Make Escape Michael Berdinkoff now a resident of Los Angeles Is be ll oved to bo tho last man now living who saw the doomed ex plorer Andree alive Berdin koff then 12 years age was on a boat carrying a scientific expedition into tho Arctic when the Amlreo balloon passed over them while on its way to the polo All of Berdinkoffa com panions of the expedition are now dead up A brother is also in the Iowa reformatory in connection with the same crime Markets at a Glance SEPT 0 NEW YORK Stocks firm merchandise issues unusually active Bonds firm Argentines Improve Curb firm United Gan strong Foreign exchanges firm Argen tines peso strong Sugar easy increased spot offer ings Coffee port Higher Brazilian sup Butter steady CHICAGO Wheat easy hedga selling and poor export demand Corn steady decreased offerings Cattlo higher Hogs steady to higher country Veteran Railroad Man Dies STERLING III Sept 9 A Marsh 70 Chicago and North Bandit Takes Money Youth Saved 4 Years Boy 19 Cries at Loss of Money Saved for College OMAHA Nebr Sept 9 bandit somewhere today had the money which Alvia Carlsen 19 for merly of Royal had saved up for four years to start a college educa tion and aid his parents in buying a home Crying unashamedly the youth last night told tne police how he had been forced to drive to Omaha from his present home at Blair Nebr and then to hand over his savirigs He said that he had just driven to Blair from Royal and had stopped for a traffc sign when a man opened the car door and stuck a gun in his ribs Carlsen said he drove to Omaha at the strangers orders After tak ing his money ne said the man counted it and returned which the gunman said was so that he could get back homo The youth said he was the son of the Rev N C Carlsen president of the United Danish Evangelical Lutheran church of America POLICE WITHOUT CLEW IN SLAYING Kansas Oil Worker Absolved of Murder of Young Couple LOS ANGELES Sept 9 With the release of Harry Harmon 23 Wichita Kans oil worker po lice today were without a tangible clew pointing to the slayer of Miss Lois Kentle Los Angeles sorority leader and her fiance Francis Con Ion stabbed to death at Ensenada Mexico recently Harmon was arrested by police who noticed a bullet hole in the windshield of his automobile Ho said he bad been fired upon from ambush near Ensenada Later he convinced officers he was not in Mexico on the day of the murder Miguel Garcia Mexican arrested the day Harmon was taken into custody was charged with slaying PHYS1ANSAYS BAKER TREATED CLINIC PATIENTS Youth Testifies Mother Died After Being Treated MUSCATOTE Sept 9 William Beir physician of Des Moines testified today that Nor man Baker Harry Hoxsey and the three associates the state is at tempting to enjoin from practicing medicine all had given treatment to patients at tho Baker institute Beir said he came here to observe the treatment given at the institute and declared that he saw Baker and all four of the others both diag nose and treat cases He was still on the stand under crossexamina tion when noon recess was taken Roy Ballcnger 18 of Fort Des Moines testified that his mother died a few weeks after she had tak en treatment at the institute On cross examination he admitted that the institute officials had not want ed to taka the case but had done so after Ballenger begged them to do so He said he paid a week for his mothers treatments and took her home after three weeks where sho died Miss Joseph Ruddy a nurse of Davenport testified that she had the care of a Mrs Reif She said that Mrs Reif was treated by Charles Gearing one of the code fendants who is not a licensed phy sician Witnesses also testified that tho two other defendants Myrtle Gresh an and Mary Turner had treated patients Sept 9 unmasked robbers who held up the Ottumwa Savings bank escaped with more than 530000 bank offi cials said after they had checked tha records Authorities had been unable to find a clew as to the identity of the men or the car in which they made their getaway Harvey Pollard the cashier was forced to open the vaulut from which the bandits took the curren cy Forced Into Room Three women and a man custom rs of the bank were forced into oom at tho rear of the bank The bandits escaped in an auto nobile bearing an Allamakee coun y license All sheriffs and peace officers of surrounding counties were notified and an airplane from the local air port was sent in search of the ban dits Officers and employes of the bnnTfi were forced to lieon the floor while tho robbers made tUeir escape Bandits Worlc Quietly The bandits worked quietly and no one passing on the street was aware a robbery was taking place They entered tne bank and ranged along the walls with drawn guns a large iof about45 directed the robbery Ten minutes after they had entered the bank they had gathered the money from tho safe and fled Upon leaving tha bank the ban dits drove west a few blocks and then were1 reported to have turae3 north on V S highway 63 which if they followed it would take them to Oskaloosa nnd Des Moines Five employes besides Pollard and the four customers were In the bank at tha time of tho robbery Another man George Smith who was standing in front of the build ing as the bandits entered was ac costed by one of them and told not to move or make an outcry He as directed until the flva drove away in their car EIGHT INJURED IN MILL BLAZE 85 at Work in New Jersey Factory Destroyed By Fire PATERSON N J Sept 9 Eight persons were Injured two of them seriously in a fire which to day destroyed the two story carpet factory and warehouse the La mond and Robertson company Three persona at first counted for and reported trapped in the burning building were later found to have made their way to safety There were 85 at work In tha building The fire burned for an hour and a half before it was brot under con trol destroying tha carpet mill and a residence in tho rear his wife found with 23 knife wounds western agent here died yesterday for 36 years i in her body Investigation disclosed he had not been in Mexico Marine Diver Saved After Spending Day Trapped Underwater NEW ORLEANS Sept 9 Captain Nick Danese a marine div er was rescued alive shortly be fre 1 p m today after being trapped in 22 feet of water since 11 ft m yesterday when he was caught un der a city pumping station on Lake Pontchartrain while repairing a leak IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy probably showers Tuesday night nnd Wednesday warmer in east and central portions LOCAL STATISTICS American Beet Sugar company weather figures for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morn ing Maximum 78 Minimum In Night 62 8 A M Tuesday 60 Gold Star Mother Taken Seriously 111 in France PARIS Sept 9 Grace W Kingsbury gold star mother from Smith Center Kans today was reported by army officials as seriously ill at Verdun Mrs Kings bury was seized yesterday with an attack of urcmic poisoning ;