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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1928, Mason City, Iowa t AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PEP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 14 1928 UNITED PRES3 AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 293 TORNADOES SPREAD DEATH IN TWO STATES MANY BUILDINGS IN PORTO RICO HIT BY STORM Several Persons Are Dead in Tropical Hurricane Art Goebel Only Flyer tfomplete Derby Race BOBBY JONES TO FINALS DOWNS HARVARD YOUTH I BULLETIN WASHINGTON Sept American Red Cross todny ord ered Henry M Baker national di rector ot disaster relief to Porto Rico to direct activities qf the or ganization in the liuricnue swept island Mr Baker leaves today NEW YORK Sept tropical Islands of the West Indies were raked today by a revastatins hurricane that caused steadily Increas ing destruction to property ashore damage to ships at seaand death of an undetermined number persons Reports from ths zone ot destruc tion were incomplete but they were enough to show that the storm was of unusual fury a whirling blast that leave a wide wake of desola tion Porto Rico largest of the bodies of land in the storms path was appar ently the victim of the full fury of the tempest 150Mile Wind Tg winds veering madly in the style ot these storms as tho 1 air currents rush toward the moving I vortex reached J34 7nlles an hour Then the wind gauge at San Juan broke but the wind Increased and some estimates placed its greatest at around ISO miles an hour Jtehty per cent of the houses Vid Ban Juan gave way Hospitals substantial buildings ions were ppekl tor help was sent to Delated Press by Thomas E chancellor ot the University to Rico He managed to survey rritory within seven miles of til nd reported that millions of dol worth of property had been de Ied in that small area Struck VirRin Islands cfore ths blow reached Porto Riro struck the Virgin Islands another possession of the United tales It also caused much n Martinique and in the twin Island yepublics of Haiti and Santo Domin go to tlie French Cable company office here from Cape Haiti the northernmost tip of the Island said that the hurricane was rapidly approaching that point and that it has passed over La Romana a domln ican town of the south coast of the Island AU telephonic communication across the island had been interrupted Relief Ships Ready WASHINGTON Sept 1 The navy department this afternoon ordered several of its ships to stand by ready for departure should a re quest come thru for assistance to he sent Porto Rico or other hurricane points Only two tugboats and some auxili ary naval vessels are at the naval station at Guantaimmo by Cuba but tne v fit was indicated that some ot the conscious two scora destroyers of the destroyer squadrons nine and fourteen operating out of Charleston S would be dispatched if an official request for 1 aid was made Secretary Davis has asked Governor the conditions are and whether any help s needed As sotm ha learns of the requirements at Porto Rico he is prepared to act BRAE BURN COUNTRY CLUB NEWTON Sept Bobby Jones national amateur golf champion entered the final round of the national championship by defeat ing Phillips Flnlay young Harvard sophomore 13 up 12 to play here to day In their 36 hole semifinal match Jones swept the youthful Finlay out of the on his sensa tional march to the finals by almost as decisive a margin as he eliminated the Englishman John Beck yester day Beck was put out 14 to 13 The champion was 9 up on Pinlay at the end of the morning 18 holes and had to go only six more in the afternoon to settle the issue He was two under par in the morning with his second 70 in two days and he was one under par for as far as the afternoon round went Hunter Beats Australian FOREST HILLS N Sept T Hunter defeated Jack Crawford of Australia in the quarter finals of the national tennis championship this afternoon by scores of 75 36 63 04 The elimination of Crawford left Henri Cochet of France the only re maining foreigner in the tournament GIANTS VICTORS BOSTON Sept 14 AP The Giants made it seven straight over the Braves in five days with one more to go by taking the first game of todays doubleheader by a score of C to 2 Fred Fitzsimmons was in the box for McGraws team which now seriously menaces the position ot the leading Cardinals 100 001 and Hogan R Smith Edwards Greenfield Clarkson and Taylor The GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet About Movies Whos Who in the Movies In cludes a history of the movies a description of how pictures are mada nnd distributed data about the industry and its vast scope and a Whos Who ot the movie stars These and other features make It the most Interesting of movie publications Being especially com piled fof the information and enter tainment of readers of this paper the booklet may be had for a few cents for cost and handling Use the coupon Frederic 3 Raskin Director The Mason City Information Bureau Washington D C I inclose herewith 6 cents In stamps or coin for a copy of WHOS WHO IN TJHE MOVIES Name Street CHy Stale BANDITS ESCAPE WITH BANK LOOT Des Moines Cashier Forced to Open Safe for Rob ber Quartet DBS MOINES Sept Search for bandits who held up the University state bank here this morn imj and escaped with more than was taken up by 15 squads of police and county officers Pour men entered the bank at with drawn guns Alfred teller was forced to open the safe while four other persons were ordered to lie face down on tho floor The robbers escaped In an automo bile In which a companion waited fore police could answer the alarm Sam Raphael who enetered the bank during the robbery was struck a gun and knocked un Police were told that the men were seen speeding west of town While the alarm was sent to near by towns Henry Bolte local Insurance man offered the use of his monoplane In the search Cresco Man Appointed Maintenance Engineer CRESCO Sept nine years of service as county engineer LeRoy Brown of Cresco has been promoted to the position of maintenance engin eer of the newly formed district of three counties Howard Chlckasaw and Under the appointment being con firmed by the slate highway commis sion Mr Brown will tender his res ignation to the board of supervisors of to take effect Oct 1 Heretofore the maintenance of pri mary roads has been under direction of the county engineers in connection with the highway commission while under the new arrangement a separ ate organization for eath district wilt employ a maintenance engineer or su perintendent under the state highway commission FLYER STOPPED IN ARIZONA TO GET MORE FUEL Aviator Brings Story of Bitter Fight With Storms MINES ElELD LOS ANGELES Sept elements tu day stood victor In the nonstep trans continental air derby feature event of the national air race meet in progress here and for the first four finishers in remained with race officials None of the nine planes which hopped from Roosevelt field New York Wednesday reached their goal without a stop tho for a time yester day it was thot Art Goebel holder of the westtoeaat nonstop record h ivon first prize Goebel winner of the Dole air race from Oakland to Hawaii last August was the sole pilot to reachMints field landing here at P Ill cific standard time a great out burst of applause from the crowd Following the outburst however and confusion attendant wth his rath er bumpy landing Goebel revealed he been disqualified by a landing at Prcscott earlier in the day When he grounded to adjust a faulty carburetor and to take on additional gasoline Hard Trip Over Rocltles He brot a story ot a bitter battle oplahe met fierce headwinds vain and sleetstorms The craft The Yankee bore evidence ot the vii Icnce of the storm one cabin door be ing torn away Goebel landed 23 hours and SO mi utes after his takeoff in New Yoik which time despite tlie hour and minutes ho was on the ground in Ari zona was three hours bettfer than Uv casttowest nonstop record of i hours 50 minutes 38 25 seconds oy Lleuts Oakley G Kelley and John A Macready In 1323 Goebels westtoeast record rom Los Angeles to New York was made in IS hours and 58 minutes averaged 180 miles un hour until lip TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 3 BISHOP URGES HOOVER VOTES New Yorker at Oskaloosa Calls Methodists to Sup port G 0 P OSKALOOSA Sept Bis lop A Leonard of Buffalo N Y be that Methodist votes may do much toward placing a Quaker in the White and for that reason wants every Methodist to enroll In he register and vote crusade which Is sponsoring He so told the Iowa conference of the Methodist Episcopal church here ast night A crisis threatens the United States In the effort of the Tammany organ zation of New York to win the presi Bishop Leonard said He add ed an appeal to auditors to pre sent a solid front to the enemy in de fense ot Christian Start New Stretch of Paving in Howard County CRESCO Sept com pleted two and a half miles of paving on primary road No 69 from the HowardChlckasaw county line north toward Lourdes the Metz construc tion crew has moved to a point north ot Lourdcs and are working on a stretch from Davis Corners south toward Lourdes for convenience in hauling material from the xalbyjy sta tion at Elma Will Rogers NEW YORK Sept clev er little movie star Bebe Daniels has denied that she will marry Tommy Hltch coclc Interna tional polo star Just before ths tennis match shq denied a hethro thai to Charlie P a d d o ck On v 4 I hopo she has the good judgment to re fuse both Smith and Hoover and when Christmas rolls around if she is going to WILL ROGERS marry Santa I hope she keeps It a whis pering secret Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright 1D2B COOLIDGE ON HIS NEW JOB G 0 P NOMINEE EXTENDS ROUTE IN NEW JERSEY Hoover Will Visit Addi tional Towns During Tour L WEST Associated Jresj Staff Sept Herbert Hoover has decided to cx as to visit bollrPrincetori and Trenton as well as more than a dozen towns In the general vicinity ot Newark where ho Is to speak Monday night Leaving Newark early Tuesday afternoon after attending luncheon which Senator Walter B ndge is to give there for state and county leaders republican presidential candidate will motor to the state capital stop ping enroute to Klizabeth flrmiswlek and Princeton Will Visit Edison At Trenton IIoover will hoard his private train arriving In Washington late Tuesday night Instead of spending Sunday night at the Robert Treat hotel as was his original plan tho republican standard bearer will go to East Orange after the delivery his speech and will spond the night at 1ie home of hia friend Thomas A Edison He will leavb there early Tuesday for a motor trip Jersey City Hoboken Weehawlcen and a number of other cities In Hud son and Bergen counties before going John Coolidgc son of President nnd Mrs Calvin CKHnRe hns started learning the railroad business from Vtlio ground up by getting R job as junior cleric in n railroad office nt New Haven Conn John is shown walking Jnlo the office guarded by a secret senice operative wlin will re main with him as long as his father Is president John is being paid a week IOWANS HEAD SWINE BREEDERS Tama Man ReElected Presi dent at Conference in Peoria HI PEORIA Sept When the national swine growers show and conference ended hero night Iowa held the lead In both the organization personnel and in show honors A B Sincx Tama Iowa was re elected president of the National Swino Growers association Arden McKce ot Clinton vice pdcsklciit and George M Cantral of Dos Moines treasurer The directors will name Uie secretary The final day of judging added the junior championship sow In Berkshire class to Iowas contests hon ors which Included scores in all but the Hampshire breed Iowa Queen by R Pcmberton Io Grand won the junior honors In Berkshlres Approval was given last night by swine raisers of seven states to tlon of a national board swine pro duction policy to study the hog cycle The board would call state conferences to discuss the hog cycle and outline production plans The board it was recommended would consist of one representative of the National Swine Growers associa tion and one representative from state Iowa Illinois Minnesota Wis consin Indiana Nebraska and Mis sourl Rudd Womens Group Elects New Officers RUDD Sept members of the Methodist Kplc Dpal Ladles Aid society met in the Methodist church parlors Wednesday evening and elec ted their officers for the coming year Mrs E IjRyner was elcctefl presi dent of the society Mrs W 1 Krcvert first vice president Mrs W G Wil lett second vice president Mrs J F Sanders trefuurer and Mrs H Schrader secretary At the meeting It was announced that 800 had been taken In by the society during the past year Another meeting will soon be called to plan the activities year YOUTH ADMITS SLA YING DOCTOR Pittsburgh Slayer Says Phy sician Wouldnt Pay for Liquor PITTSBURGH Sent Confession tlmt ho killed Dr Henry Dapper young Cnrrlck physician has teen obtained from John F Meckley 21 suspect In a drug store robbery city dotcctlvos said today Mecklcy said he killed thcphyslclnn because Dr Dripper refused to pay for llfliipr and drugs turned over to him for disposal according to the clctec lives Thp sttemenl made by Mnckley the detectives saitl related that eight cases oC whisky and n quantity of drugs had been stolen by Meckley anc several companions who also are un der arrest nnd were turned over to Dr Dapper Meckley claimed the physician re fused to pay him for the stolen goods As will be the case in tlie Oranges and the other cities he is to visit Mon day afternoon and Tuesday morning rloover will be welcomed by city of Icials In the towns he Is to visit dur ng his 45 miles of automobile touring rom Newark to Trenton N J Is Kattlcroiinil ye does not expect to make speeches n any of the cities save possibly Trenton Final details of his two days visit New Jersey will be agreed upon at a conference tho candidate Is to have oday at his headquarters here with Senator Edge New Jersey is one of the eastern states in which both parties are waging a vigorous warfare and party eaders there desired that Hoover cover as much territory as possible during his visit and that he shot him Lebanon church rorvrt the nfffht of Aug 20 on the lonely near here on MISSING FLYERS SAFE ON VESSEL Plane Catapulted From Steamer Is Found in Sea PAftrS Srpt plane from the stcnmcr lie de France mlsHlnpr since it was catapulted from the vesfiel 800 miles at Boa yesterday morninff found early today off Bishops Pock the western outpost the Scilly Isles Commander Pcmougeot pllol of the plane nnrt his aides arc safe The machine la being towed to the French coast It was announced that the crew of the seaplane had been rescued by a French saillnK vessel which has them aboard nnd which Is now snllinB south A Los Angeles Inventor has a new nlrplnno which he calls Dill pickle That ought to be a one In which for the comlnjr conference Ito cross Ihn briney IConsliliitioiu NEW WATERWAY FIGHT PLANNED Smith Gives Final Advice on Campaign State Leaders in Conference to Continue Control of New York By HAROLD OLIVER Associated Press Slaff ALBANY N Sept Governor Smith today approached the last weekend before his departure for the west confident that his lieu tenants will take care ot the political fences at home until he returns a little more than two weeks hence for tho state nominating convention at Rochester Desirous not only of victory for him self In November but also that his party remained in control of admini stration ot New York state affairs the democratic nominee gave party word of advise to 14 state leaders at a long conference nt the ex ecutive mansion last night sending them away in a flghlng mood for a conference at Utlca today to map out organization plans Formulation of n state ticket In cluding a nominee to run for governor had no placo on the program of last nights conference which dealt pri marily with methods of organization It was agreed that if success was to be theirs organization should be car ried out In every election district and efforts made to get all voters reg istered Altho names ot several possible gubernatorial candidates were under stood to Have been mentioned during the discussion spokesmen for the JeaderssaJd afterward that reeved as to Governor Smiths preference TWELVE DIE IN NEBRASKA AND SOUTH DAKOTA Children Pinned Under Wreckage of School Building DAKOTA CITT Bept work was pushed to day into the devastated storm area of northeastern Nebraska and southeast ern South Dakota where two dos late yesterday killed twelve per sons Injured scores and caused prop erty damage estimated at One twister about seven miles east of Fender left destruction nd death for SO miles in tho path lorth to Dakota city The South Da kota twister swept thru Walshtown ownshlp 15 miles northeast ot Yank own and continued northwest near y wiping out Davis s a town C 2 BO persons All available men In the region earched ruins burled dead livestock and arranged to care lor the destitutes ate last night tho Burlington rail oad dispatched a Bpeclal train to Valthlll with doctors and iboard Tho mayor of Sioux City and ity officials acompanied It Only One Doctor Ths community a little Indian own one of the hardest hit today ound its capacity to care for the in ured taxed The hospital was rilled o overflowing and the Fuller hotel and two nearby residences were pressed into service as emergency hos pitals A constant stream of patlenta drift ed In and out ot the operating room n chargeof Dr Ralph Mississippi Towns Meet to Urge NineFoot Channel MINNEAPOLIS Sept A nine fact Chanel to the was tiie rallying call which brot represen tatives from upper nirt loivoiMissis sippi towns to Minneapolis today to plan a fight for a deeper waterway between the Twin Cities nnd St Louis The present channel Is six feet deep and the army board ot engineers hns adopted an unfavorable report on the nine foot plan Traffic experts en Slnneers shippers public officials and civic representative Interested called todays meeting to decide on a plan of action to put thru a nine foot chnnnct Towns froni New Orleans to the Twin Cities were represented The session is not In any sense n protest or public mnss said A C Wiprutl counsel for the Upper Mississippi River Bargo Line com pany It was called in order to obtain tiie best advice and information avail able from as to the line nf de fense to be adopted against unfnvor able reports ot army engineers on tho Proposal for a nlnn foot A committee will collect evidence to be presented to the army and to recommend Hint the hoard con duct a hearing in Minneapolis on pro posals for Improving tho waterway Father Wont Help Officers Find His Son Chicagoan Wants to Hunt Kidnaped Boy Himself CHICAGO Sept pollco hunt for a kidnaped boy conducted against tho wishes and entreaties ot tho boys father was on today I know you are my A Frank Raiilerl the father told police but frlcncls often may do more harm than good I wish you would let me handle this Other Says Officer You may be to arrange for the safo return of your Lieut McGrath told Ranlerl hut there are other fathers and other hoys and If WB stnml idly by It will bo an admts sion that kidnaping H5 a crime that mnn ran commit without 7ri7ir replied I must do nhat ems best for the safety of my TURN TO PAGE S COLUMN 5 Iowa CityElmira R I Line May Be Abandoned WASHINGTON The Chicago Rock Island and Pa ctfic railway applied to the interstate commerce commission lodjiv for au thorlty to abandon ninn miles of Its line between Iowa City firul hlniira stating that lack of traffic justi fied discontinuing the service For mnny years the tariff was the political Issue This year t in farm relief and Republican Weajli IOWA FORECAST fienernlly fair Friday night and Saturday preceded by thunder sliowcrs Friday afternoon in ex treme enst portion cooler Friday night and in extreme Rnuthwcat portion Saturday LOCAL STATISTICS Local weather figuten for 24 hnu period ending at S oclock n m Frl day Highest Thursday 89 Degreea jn Nighl 63 Degrees At fl A M Friday 65 Precipitation Septembers maximum of 02 set Ifmt Sunday approached nftcrnoon when the mercury ascended to the SO degree mark For the past week the GlobeGazette has been pet ti Its weather readings from Lha American Beet Husar corporal ioix while Its own weather station In he transferred from one part ot the city to nnother ilitinlng to ils radio when tho twister picked up his house and carried It 300 feet away burying him In the wreckage Mrs Walacek returning from Sioux City found her home gone ana tier husband seriously Injured So terrltla was the wind that H 25acre tract oC huge cottonwood trees adjacent to the nuhool was completely leveled Twentysix children Tvers In nils ichool five miles from Walthlll when the twister struck and crushed it like so much matchwood All Children Hurt Nona of them escaped injury Mriry Irma Belt 8 daughter Mr and Mra F E Belt Walthill was killed outright Several others may die The heroic efforts of the teacher Phyllis Stewart and Eugene O Key sor 34 a farmer whose nons attend the school It is bclieied prohnhly saved tho lives of others Keyser saw the twister approach and hurrying Into the unlioot he shouted a warning to Miss Stewart Together they organized the 28 children Into a compact group Mlm Stewart Instructed tho children to Jnln hands and drop to tio flonr while played a popular tune on Ihs piano 18oar Heard for Miles As she struck the first noto double tailed twister descended on ths frame ntructuro with a roar that was audible for miles The walls collapsed and the root fell In Some of tho children wore pinned in the wreckage others were hurled before tho wind far as 300 feet All that remains of tl 3 school Is a slnirlf row of bricks around tho foundation Miss Stewart was no badly injured that her recoveryIs doubtful Rescue Worker Hurt Despite the fact that he too fered Injuries Kcyner remained ito di rect the rescue work After ttls laat child wan taken to the WaHhlll hospi tal he himself became apatlent there TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN t AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I despise hot weather If I use much powder it streaks an if I dont use enough my double chins stick ;