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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 15, 1928, Mason City, Iowa AND MASON CITY FINAL EDITION VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PEP COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASQN CITY IOWA SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 15 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 294 ROCKFORD ILL TORNADO LOSS HVE MILLION ABBIVII I V IF 1 1 SMITH LEAVES SUNDAY NIGHT TO TOUR WEST jp Six Addresses on List for Governor in Two Weeks 4 f By D HAHOLD OLIVER Associated Press StaH Writer ALBANY N Sept Nearly a quarter of a century of active participation In politics ot his native state of New York was but a panorama oE bygone events for Gov ernor Sntith today as he swung into the last weekend prior to his depar ture for the west on his first speak ing tour as a presidential candidate The duties of the lour times chief executive of New York practically at an now until election day Nov 6 he expects to devote almost his entire time to an intensive drive for the presidency Only on rare occasions between spealdng trips will he turn to slate tasks now left to others Golf Games Fewer The governor set out today for the golf links for perhaps his last gamq in many weeks Two close friends James J Rior tlan New York and William H Todd the shipbuilder came o Albany to up a with the gov ernor and Rlordan opposing Todd ami Alfred Smith Jr The time between golf and dinner and before the retiring hour had been set aside for lust minute preparations for the two weeks campaign tour of ti j west L i ea y i rig lie ie by speoUvl train tomor f Two Held for Kidnaping Chicago Boy v Relative of Child Admits Negotiations odfather Said He Arranged for Ransom Boy Still Held CHICAGO Sept men Avere held on kidnaping charges to day as the deadline approached for Lhe requested payment to ab ductors of 10 year old Billy Ranleri Salvatore Mastrolanni godfather of tha boy was held when police said he declared he had acted as agent In ne gotiating for payment of the ransom demanded for the boys safe return to his parents Mr and Mrs A Frank Hunierl Renoldo Schiedo anas The a former employe of the boys father also was held Squads Renew Search Squads ot detectives with guns and tear bombs left Immediately after no ice heard Mastroiannls story They headed for unknown destinations ap the hope of locating the kidnaped boy and rescuing him Police also sought Tom Domlnick alias Tom Dyre who was mentionec by Mastrofanni as a third party tod by the kidnapers to walk tho streets with Ranieri until they should moot the right we have not yet met the kid Mastrolanni Police were sent to arrest Angelc Petitti owner ot a soft drink parlor who police believed had been working with the boysfather independently of authorities Father Cant Pay Ranleri persisted in his attempts to discourage policefrom searching for tfii Syest and northern border states be fore returning to ftbclicster Oct 1 foi the democratic state conyention To Maiio 6 Addresses During the two weeks six campaign addresses wiil be delivered In as many cities the frst at Omaha next Tues day night the others at Oklahoma City Sept 20 Denver Sept il Helena Sept 24 St Paul Sept 27 and Milwaukee Sept 29 Governor Smith will make no speeches from his train but will ap pear on the rear platform of an ob servation car to shake hands and ex change greetings with those who turn out to wish him Juck For tlie first week of his schedule 24 stops have been arranged for places between the three cities where he will make addresses Only the usual op crating stops will he made between here and Omaha The train will lay over an hour and 15 minutes at Chica go to allow for switching but mem bers of the party are expected to re main on board Ranleri told the kidnapers he said that and could not pny the ransom despite their threats to kill the hoy If the were not paid today GlobeGazette to Install Playograph World Series Will Be Brot to Local Fans in Realistic and Spectacular De tail With New Mechanical Device HOOVER RESTS By JAMES WEST Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Sept Herbert Hoover today approached a weekend of rest and quietin prepara tion for his trip to New Jersey on Monday and the strenuous program ho has mapped out for his atny there His only major engagement was TURN TO PAGE 14 COIAJMN J 7 PERSONS KILLED AS TWISTER CUTS SWATH THRU CITY BASEBALL fans of Mason City are going to have the treat oC their lives In connection with the approaching world1 series The GlobeGazette has equipped itself with a Playo graph which TViil bring to the eyes of the fans gathered In front of its building a reproduction the baseball games almost us realistic as if they were actually watching the players In person Thla most Ingenious Invention for depict ing an athletic contest is pictured herewith Altho the contract for its installation was signed in the middle of the summer the de mand for this device because Its incom parable excellence has heen so great that there was no certainty ot Its reaching here in time for the approaching series Announcement concerning plans for its use was delayed until Its actual arrival But tho bulky ap paratus reached Mason City Friday afternoon and the work ot erect Ing a platform above the large pressroom window will be started In a few dayV Tim structure will have tu be 0 feet wide giving some Idea of the size of tho Playograph There is every assurance that it will be Installed antl in playing order when the world opens Will Rogers NEW YORK Sept think pome of the crooks are just getting killed to show they can a big ger and finer funera than their rl x v h Its veil to f whether there is moro guns or flowers at tho funeral I would rather the under takers privilege with some good high class than to have a seat in the stock exchange f In order to outdo each some WILL wll BtnTt raising their own flowers Two railroad place this wetkr for the Mme John Coolldge went to work jti one Al Smith starts to ride on one John had to go to work in an old New England town Its the only place where he could find a ronm in America for f2 dont try to sleep In that hammock Tours WILL ROGEItS Copyright 1028 SIXTH DISTRICT SUPPORTS SHANE Stern Will Summon Com mittee During Week End DES M8JIN13S Sept When the republican state central committee Is called together probably during the last week of September to nominate a candidate to run for the lieuttenant governorship it will ceive a recommendation from the sixth congressional district caucus that state Senator Frank Shane of Ot tumwn bo given the place vacated by death of Clem F Kimball of Council Bluffs Heturnins here last nlsht from Sis where the sixth district repxib icans yesterday gave their unanimous support to Shanes candidacy Stern of Losan state chairman in dicated he would rail the meeting for a date not earlier than Sept 24 Stern said he expects to issue the call before leaving for Davenport for the second district caucus Monday Five district conferences have been held this week and the other six wll be completed by next Saturday The sixth district republicans re ported sentimentshowing a promising outlook for the state and county republican tickets to the imagination It is Imposing In size and readable from a distance and as easy Lto understand as a first grade reader By an uncanny Invention white ball is Invisibly suspended in front ot the playing field and as the hall la pitched batted or flalded in the actunV game so the ball on the 1lnyograph travels all parts of the playing field in exact duplication All operation from the rear ot the machine out of sight the spectators The ball plainly describes curves balls strikes fadeaways bnse on balls and all other baseball phenomena It duplicates tho pitcher trying to catch the man at first or the play at second when the catcher throws there to catch the runner fitealing Itshows ninny other plays and details of the game never before at tempted on a player board It Is n real same played on a miniature field Tho Playtwaph Is entirely mechanical In construction and has absolutely no electrical connections An the Playograph depicts the flight of the ball It also shows thn progress of the runner from base to base This is accomplished by n system of runner members of white metal which show thru foot prints cut out in the face of tho diamond representing the runners notion exactly na on the original playing field For reasons that will le obvious tlons the technlc not beinglost even In minute detail As an example tho Plnybgraph shows If the batter Is tanned out or is called out on strikes by the umpire The man at bat Is imlicuted by an AT BAT sign opposite hla name all of which like everything else is operated from the real of Ilio machine In addition to the field of action there is a score wing attached lo the player on each side which shows the hits nnd errors ns well as the pitchers record ot strikeouts anil bases on balls TliCHO signs further explain various plays such ns fly hall muff batter hit and the like These points and features nre ail shown In eon nctttion with the flight of the hall nnd the base runners giving a sensational and r en Us tin performance affording n clear understanding each nnd every piny reproduced in n vivid manner within u few weoomls of tlic actual play Tho GlobeGazelle will liavn its Associated Press wire direct from the ball pnrks V which the world scries games are plnycd The operator hack of tho Flnyograph will translate these detailed reports to the nfachine and fans will actually be seeing the individual piny a few seconds after it hns taken place IOWA FORECAST Fair Sntimlny nifilit and prob ably Sunday slightly cooler Satnr ilay night in extreme northeast portion LOCAL STATISTICS American I3eet Sugar corporation weather1 figures for 24 hour period endins at 8 Saturday Highest Friday 7 Oenrees Lowest In Night S8 Decrees At 8 A M Saturday 62 Degrees The wind was In the northwest Sat urday with indications of more settled a hectic week of atmospheric disturbances National Golf Honor Taken by Expert Bobby Jones Defeats Briton 10 Up at Brae Burn BRAE BURN COUNTRY CLUB NEWTON Sept Jones won his fourth national amateur golf title in five years by overwhelming Prfil Perkins the British champion 10 up and 9 to play in todays final match The victory made Jones tho second four time amateur champion In history of American Golf Jerry iers also won the title four times but I in a space of seven years Jones pic I vious victories were in 1924 1925 and 1027 Jones margin of victory wns the second largest In the history of tournament When the first one was staged nt Newport It in Charles B MacDonald of Chicago de feated VV II Sands 12 to 1 Jiravcs Out of BOSTON Sept BOE ton Braves defeated the Chicago Cuiis to 2 In the first game ot a cloubi header behind Canlwells superb pitch ing CIliciiRO 000 1 Kdston 000 10 n Itnnt Tinciip it Jliirtnett Caiilwell S Taylor Cards Shade Philips PHILADELPHIA Sept The Cardinals made It two straight over the Phillies by shading the hornn team In the first game of a doublo header her today by the score of 3 to Jess Halnes kept the hits of the Phillies well scattered and youim John Millignnidld well enough ngulnst the Cardinals barring the third wiitn errors the visitors two rims St Lmils MM K f 000 5 2 HjiliiFM WHflfin MiWffiiif Wnkh Itenge SwceMaml Lerian WEATHER HURTS HANCOCK FAIR Attendance Only at Britt for 3 Days Secre tary Says Sept weather dealt rather with the Hancock county fair which closed its final ex position yesterday afternoon Rains thruout most of the exhibition dayk cut the expected attendance a great deal and caused a shortage in the prospective receipts which Is causing the fair board some concern According to unofficial estimates this morning the attendance during the three and onehalf days ot the fair only to about persons This was far beneath any recent fair ac cording If T Nutty fair hoard secretary Mr Nutty stated today that he doubled that the fair pay out Hains kept the crowds away Thursday night Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon those being tho times when the largest crowds were expected Outside the attendance and the resultant deficit the fair was a sue coss for the exhibits aprlcultnra livestock and boys and girls ctub work exceeded any other ycnr A program of free acts music ness races and sports was prepareci hut on several occasions they could not be presented because of the rain Victor Stueland Named F C Legion Commander KOREST CITY Sept he regular meeting ot the Forest City post of the American Legion which met at the Country club the follow ing officers were elected to serve for the ensuing year Victor Stueland commander Oliver Tuccten vice com mander Chris Bartteson adjutant Rygmyr finance officer Knrgent nt arms historian anil chaplain remain the same as last year The three new members on tlic executive commitlio fire Jof Grahnm Joe nnd Joe Larson Death Farm9 Is Found in California Boy Prisoner Tells of Four Wholesale Murders LOS Sept The story nf a murder farm near Hlvcrsldc on which four boys met thctr deaths as told liy a JH year old prisoner at the place was declared hy tho police today to have been veri fied at least in part by anInspection of graves on the Altho one of the three bodies de clared hy Sanford Ciarlc Ifi to have been buried In and near the chicken house on thfi ranch property could not be found detectives said the graves were and indications found that iKulhs or other objects either had been removed recently or had been treated wilh cuilclt lime A boys was found In one of tho graves It was bcliovod to he the head of a decapitated body found near Puente last month here questioned Cyrus George Northcott 57 owner of the ranch who was held as a material witness A coastwise hunt has been ordered for Northcotts 21 year old son Rtcwnrt Gordon Northcott nnd ills mother Mrs Louise Xortlicoll Maybees File Insanity Plea DES MOINKS Sept to determine tho sanity of iiarl Maybee confessed slnyer of Court Klrby last July was started yes terdny when his attorneys entered an insanity plea at tho oponinb of May bees second degree murder trial NORTHERNERS ROUTED AGAIN Victorious Nationalists Take Men Prisoners in China SIIANGlIAr Sept last remiiunt of northern antinationalist forces soiiili ot the great wall is reported in patches 113 having crumbled before tuc advancing nationalist forces Reports reaching the nationalist mil itary authorities nt Nanking stnto that General TsungChang once allpower ful military ruler ot Shantung prov ince fled from Chimvangtao the gulf or to Dniien and lhit of his troops were taken prison ers The remainder of the recalcitrant northerners estimated around men is said to be in disordsrly flight to tho northenst The entire district along thn conrt where the grent wall reaches tho Gulf of Llaotung has heen thrown into moil Mow foreigners had received nmplo warning nnd It is understood Mint all American were ai Ic to get awny before the started Many villnpos and Fortious of for tiln countryside havo heen loolrd nnd laid wnste Thousands Homeless in San Juan AskU S for Help BULLETIN WASHINGTON Sept appropriation of front available funds for the im mediate relief of the Porto llicn storm sufferers was approved to day hy ilnhn ISarton Payne chairman of tho hoard of the Heel Cross who informed President CooIUlge of his rrction Coincident wHh the decision tho lied Cross issued an appeal In the public for n large relief fund with whfcii o care for llin victims of flic hurricane ii 1orto Rico ami other islunils WASHINGTON Sepi The American Red Cross today received a message from Catherine Cameron head of its chapter at St r Virgin Islands saying1 that n terrific hurricane had hit there nnd appealing for assistance Terrific hurricane Virgin Islands NTo communication with St Thomas Hundreds homeless Need clothes Money for St Thomas Is the largest city in the islands anil capital of the group Ten Dead In 1once PONCE Porto TUco Sept persons are dead and 700 home less many of them in hospitals In jured as a result of the hurricane which swept this Island Wfclnesflay risday f tire rman ol AilArhericah Cable company reported to the companys New York office to day Thousands Homeless SAX I17AX Porto Rico Sept tens ot thouBands of persons estimated lo be homeless cf forts were under way today tu avert fumtne and disease which it fenred would follow in the wake tjf1 tho tropical hurricane that struck on Thursday hilc no deaths had been reported the authorities thot that ns soon ns communication lias been established with other points on the island fatali ties would become known Pull relief and reconstruct ion Horace Towner said would probably reach Into millions Ho placed the homeless at tens of thousands anil described tho destruction of homes and property ns prnctrcal ly all frame structures being de stroyed Immediate nid from nil was said to bo vital by Thomas 10 Ben tier chancellor of the University of Porto Rico who made a survey of the area within a seven mile radius He lidded Chancellor Kepurls Famine Fruits and vegetables will supply ahundnncc for a few days beyond that is fumine Medical supplies food nnd shelter nre needed nt The people bought provisions heavi ly last night fenring Mint normnl con ditions would be restored only tnrdily Most of tho stores remained closed luring the day or opened only to com mence repairing drtmnges When the grocery stores opened at ntght busi ness was conducted by lantern light Frederick Krug manager of the Porto Ilico Railway Light nnd Power company which supplies light nnd power to 3f different towns snlil he Rescuers Search Ruins for Others Thot Dead ROCKFORD Sept Another of tne midwestern tornadoes which already have taken a dozen lives in Nebraska and South Dakota this week dropped out of black skies into Rockford Jate yesterday kill ing at least seven persona in juring 50 and leaving property wreckage estimated at more han five million dollars Sixteen were when in intensive search oC the ruins of actory buildings and private homes was begun in earnest During the nlsht reports were frniucnt that ad ditional bodies had been seen in wreckage but darkness prevented more than a cursory search The mlssin are believed to bo bur cd under tons oc debris of two furni ure fnctorfpg in the path of the storm and their names were singled out hy checking tho payroll lists oC the plants with the list of survlvoiB Possibility that some of tho missing1 still may he alive in their prison oC wreckage developed early today Rescuers who were playing hugo searchlights on the demolished plants ordered the hundreds of spectators them scores oC WEATHER NEXT WEEK lowan Gives to Al Smiths Fund TO 14 sept Contribution of to ihe demo cratic national campaign fund hy Thomas 1 Walsh head of a local con struction company and personal friend of Gov Alfred K Smith wns announced Walsh wns a to the Houston convention Weather outlook for the period Sept 17 to tho upper Mis sissippi nnd lowc Minsonrl valleys Mostly fnlr In south portions probably one or two shower periods in north portions no extreme of heat or coUl likely Lake Mills Resident Sentenced for Assault MILLS sept Kan young farmer livln in Newton township appeared in Junticc O o conrt charpcd with assunlt and 1bittery Ho pleadnl nnrt nvis given 30 tlnys in jail uL KcMest City ALGONA MAN IS STRUM CAR Arthur Nelson in Serious Condition After Acci dent on Road ALGONA Sept M Nel son 17 in the Algona hospital here with two broken less and a frac j tured collsir hone a result of having been struck hy an nutomobile on tho highway northwest of here hist niffht Tho car was driven a wonmn who pavo her name hero as Mrs Thilgcs the wife of a Koasuih county farmer Mr Nelson walking hehincl n binder hluled on the hishwiiy Two cars attempted to pawn ench other nenr the hinder TWlgoa atrik inR Nelson Me was brot to the hospital here where MX condition is safe to ho ser ious nltho U is believed ht will recover Mr Nelsons home is In Tie Is n former Jtanrroft rcuklent find now owns a farm near there while they shouted tho debris Some of the rescue workers said they heard fnlnt cries In reply The tornado struck alone a three mile strip demolishing two factories in which several hundred men wrre iit work ant destroying houHs Thu Ittiown dead were Kvcrelt Cwmmissi1 Iff Itcnmrd 4 Virfill Cornmtisscr 17 Tony Martlnliiis Spriir Valley Ilf ipiugu 51 tPfllm ItriniNlii 11 Swan Sivensnn 10 Thu CormiiiiNsor boys wore slruilc by the hurtling roof of a MM they ran before the storm Only Vir gil escaped Instant ilealh Ho died In hospital of his Injuries Martlnkns was found ilcrul in n chicken roop hi was repairing re and IJrunski weru of Ihe wreckage at chitr factory TV ot Rockfortl tnd Furniture cuni pany 1atro Slorrn Area AmiMican and Illinois national Kuardsrncn patrnled lliu storm area with luailccl rifles durlilK the nncl early today as relief work ers rnoied forward affalnst the debris factories Klco Tool company Inion Furniturn clialr fac tory II and the Mechanics Machine company ucre antonx tho larger structuros while nunifr our smaller factories nnd homes raised the estimated diimnge total to more than The twister nescribed aa n mon strous funnelshaped cloud that lifted nnd swooped as it entered the southwest limits ot the city mow ing a path from fifl to 100 feet wide on Us whirl thru HIB city to the Orant highway The tornado first hit he factory ion wherectvir factory 13 Is lo TURN TO PARK 1 1 COLUMN I AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I heard the telephone the first time but I was singin the Doxology an I hate to break off in the middle of a ;