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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 17, 1928, Mason City, Iowa AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV CENTS PER COPT ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER 17 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 295 GREAT LOSS OF LIFE FEARED IN FLORIDA n la a G lit ra at Porto Rican l OFFICERS HEAR AMAZING STORY OFBOYMURDERS Father of Fugitive Calls His Son an Ape LOS ANGELES Sept amazing story of torture and the murders of five boys was before Los Angeles police today as they renewed search on the Cyrus G North cott murder farm near Riverside for graves of the supposed victims of Gordon Stuart Northcott 21 a fugi tive Questioned for two days regarding the reported killings the elder North cott held in custody here finally opened up last night police said and talking like a streak unfolded a grewsome account some of the acts of his son whom he described in ap pearance as resembling an ape Following sensation after sensation jj unfolded in his vivid story the elder Northcott early today led police to the garage on the small Northcott ranch near Hiverside and search for the bodies of three of the supposed vic tims was begun under a concrete floor Called an Ape Riverside authorities have announced complaints charging murder will be filed against young Northcot and his mother Mrs Louise Northcott whom the father said was the only person laving any control over the youth nd who is believed to have been an WORLD SERIES DATE SET FOR THURSDAY OCT 4 NEW YORK Sept The world series or 1928 will start on Thursday Oct 4 in the park of the club winning the American League championship Commission er Landia announced here today The details of the impending series were arranged today at a meeting of representatives of the contending clubs with Commission er Landis at a local hotel Tenta tive schedules were drawn tor St Louis New York Chicago and Pittsburgh of the National League against both New York and Phila delphia of the American The charts were somewhat complicated because of the necessity ot avoiding Sunday dates in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh Because ojt the sacrifice of a day in starting the series a Saturday date will be lost either Chicago or St Louis should meet the Ath letics or the Yankees while a Sun day will be dropped in the event Pittsburgh pulls an eleventhhour stampede to John Heydlerls pen nant HOOVER ENTERS SMITHS LAIR IN WET TOWNS to WHERE WORKERS DIED IN ROCKFORD TORNADO Sufferers Facing Starvation COAST TOWNS ARE ISOLATED DEATH TOLL IS UNKNOWN STORM BULLETINS Several persons were Itllled or injured nnrt a number were missing following lie violent tornado that twisted thru tlie Industrial section of Kocliford wTetliinp more thiin linines ami Picture shows the wrrckuge n plant 11 of the Rocliforil Cabinet companys chair factory where the lingest ilcnth toll was tiilcen lAssocinteil Press Teleplioto from Smith Speeding Westward now lield by theauthorities had told him of the murders but that he did not stories The father described his son as an man over whom only an indul gent mother had any control He charged both his wife and son ivith repeated attempts on his He said he left them In Canada land came to California but they fol lowed him The last attempt on his life he declared was six weelcs ago Gets Wonl From Wife The elder Northcott started his statement to the police after he had ieen informed that his Kranddaugh er Jessie Clark had told a similar itory ot Vancouver B authorities At the same Northcott de TURN TO FARE 2 COLUMN 8 Railroad Wage Dispute Still Far From Settled CHICAGO Sent jmatter oC settling the wage dispute jbetween 55 western railroads and I their union conductors and trainmen continued to occupy the at jtentlon of the federal board of mcdia Ition today The GlobeGazette Offers Readers Auto Road Book Touring this fall If you are you should start adequately pre pared And the best way to com mence preparation is to procure a copy the Automobile Road Book distributed by our ton Information bureau Unless you are a seasoned auto mobile tourist you are bound to suffer many annoyances that a few words of friendly advice nt the start might have helped you avoid The road book is designed to give you this help in r compact way It contains descriptions and sym bols ot the principal automobile highways It explains in detail how to equip your car for a trip lists the state and national parks includes an nutotrail map and mileage chart the United States gives rules for camping and con tains a hundred and one other use ful hints and suggestions Send for this booklet today and have at hand all the information needed to make your trip an enjoy able one Inclose four cents In coin or stamps for return Hostage and handling Frederic J Hnstilit Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D 0 I Inclose herewith 4 cents In coin or slumps for a copy of lie AUTOMOlHLE ROAD BOOK Name Street City Slate Speak at Nfewark Monday Night NEWARK N Sept Herbert Hoover arrived here early lits afternoon to make his first bid for eastern votes In i labor speech tonight Immediately after Ins arrival Iierc the republican presidential candidate took ills place In n far at the head of an atitomobils pro cession for a tout of the smaller towns in the vicinity of Newark WASHINGTON Sept Mr Hoover left Washington to day for Newarlc N where he will make a campaign speech tonight His special iruln departed fron Union station nt a for the daylight rMe to a territory fringing on the stronghold of his democratic opponent The nominee was accompanied by Mrs Hoover and a small party in ad dition to a score or more of newspa permen Tho republican presidential candi dates Newark address tonight is the first of three ho will make on the ground where admittedly he has fight Mr and Mrs Hoover will be the guests of Mr and Mrs Thomas Rdison tonight Tomorrow Hoover will visit n dozen cities in eastern New Icrsey and attend a luncheon to be given by Senator Walter E Edge to the New Jersey state and county leaders Hoover plans two other speeches In the east one In New York on October 17 and the other at Boston at a date yet to be determined Before he gees to New England he will visit the south speaking at Elizabeth Tenn on Oct 6 T013 Caswell Des Moines Leads Discussions at District Meeting FAYETTK Sept ives ot 13 northeast Iowa newspapers metat Fayette Friday nt the district meeting of the Iowa Press association much larger representation was ex iccted but transportation facilities were impaired by the storm of the night before making It impossible for others to come From SO to 75 news iciper men had planned to attend The first meeting of the convention was at a dinner served by the Aid society of the M E church sliort program followed the dinner with speeches by the Rev John D Clinton pastor ot the church O W Stevenson local attorney Ij L Cole editor of the local paper and Dr J W DIckman newlyelected president of Upper Iowa university A group oC Upper Iowa university girls furnished special music for tho meeting and the college motion pic ture depicting scenes of the first an nual Senior day lastspring was shown Tho business meeting followed with Vierth editor of the Hunincr Gazette and district dlictor of the as sociation presiding G B Caswell of Des Moines managing director ot the Iowa Press association had charge of the greater share of the discussions Governor jto Discuss His Farm Beliefs First Address in West of Candidate Will Be at Omaha Tuesday nn SMITH Associated Tress Staff Writer GOVERNOR SMITHS TRAIN ENROUTB TO OMAHA Sot democracys mes sage to the farm belt and the best wishes of citizens of Al bany who gaxe him a noisy farewell Governor Smith was headed for the Heart of the nation today to opon his 310WHNS DIE IN AUTO WRECK Others Injured as Train Strikes Car Near Cen terville Sept Death to three lsons and aerioUB In iuiY to three others wns the resuit of the failure of an automobile to clecua mllroad crossing alieail or a Chicaso Milwaukee St Paul antl Pacific trail at Clarltsclnle six miles northwest of here Sunday afternoon Freddy Valentine 17 driver of the car and his sister Merniie Valentine 17 were instantly killed Josephine Sacco 15 died on the way to a hos GOMILE WIND TAMPA Sept velo6ity of 50 to CO miles an hour by oclock was forecast early today by W J Bennett government meteorol ogist here The centerof the hurrl can which moved inland from tlie At lantic ocean yesterday he believed was somewhere north of here HOUSE SHAKES LIKE LEAF GARDEN C1T1 N Sept government radio station here received the following message from amateur station 4AFL at Tampa at oclock this morning taging gale blowing my house nn til It is shaking like a leaf Wires are down all over the streets and tele phone connections went out several hours ago I do not know how long my power will lust for I am located in the center of Tampa No one has been reported killed or injured the storm seems lo be still mounting I will try to get fur ther reports and keepyou informed I cannot Ret in touch with any other radio station in Florida 1 am badly ST PKTEHSBURO Kepi 17 Petersburg suffered no damage at all from high winds that blew here last night and seems to have felt only the outer edge of tlie luir ricano that passed across the slate BNTIUK COAST HIl NEW YORK Sept ntirc Atlantic coast of Florida south f Titusvllle was cut off from com tiunication with the rest oE the com ry today by the hurricane officials t union and Postal Tele graph Cable companies reported Telegraph wires of Tampa on the west Coast were reported operating satisfactorily which dealt chiefly tions advertising with and special cdi circulation audits Leslie Mohler of Wavcrly as sisted Mr Caswell in this depart ment CrossCountry Air Racers Are Still Minus Their Prizes Sept The rjueston of rewarding the three entrants In the nonstop New York to Los Angeles air derby who finished the race here but disqualified them selves by landing remained undecided today but It wns understood that they might be given a part of the purse Committee Begins Its Second Week of Mine Wage Conference DES MOJNES Sept Joint subcommittee ot miners and coal operators seeking a settlement of the mine wage controversy started its second week of negotiations here today with leaders of both aides de clining to make any predictions as to the result Operators have offered Iowa miners a basic scale of J5 a day The union Is contending for the scale adopted recently in Illinois and other fields Will Rogers XEW YOIUv Sept rays that this prosperity thing Is a inyth and loft for the west last night in an 11 car deluxe private train lo prove it Hoover comes to morrow to the wettest part of New Jersey lyhich trip is not only a noble but brave e x p e r I ment Ills audi ence will run nbout a cork screw to the listener They again postponed the in ternational polo matches to give the United States ROGERS selection commit tee a chance to recuperate from their hard summer of selecting Paul Blocks 15 year old hoy gave his lifetime savings to tho campaign fund Education should be made compulsory in this country Yours WILL CopyrlKht 1028 campaign for the presidency At Omaha tomorrow nirfit he democratic presidential nominee vill make his first formal campaign ddress since his notification in Al bany almost a month ngo His theme there will be agricul ture which has become one of the foremost Issues of the campaign In all Governor Smith who is ac companied by Mrs Smith their er Mrs John A Warner and a roup of friends and political advis ors will travel nioro than miles iurlng the two weeks of in tlie middle and far west Ilis tour will end at Albany after he attends tiic democratic state convention at Rochester Oct 1 The route of the elaborately equipped special train of 11 cars on which the governors party is travel ing lay today thru northern Ohio In diana and Illinois Only operating stops will he made however until Omaha Is reached tomorrow morning and the democratic nominees meeting and greeting program will not get un der full sway until after his Nebras ka srfeech A tayovrr of an hour and a Quarter for switching the train from tlie New Vork Central to tlie Chicago Xorth ivostcrn railroad Is scheduled for early tonight in Chicago are under stood lo have been made for n brlof reception of political lenders la the train yards Their companions Mary Mallett 17 frene and MolHe Valen tine 12 are in a local hospitai In critical condition Four Hie in Wisconsin sept ifour persons were killed and a fifth injured near here this morning when in automobile was struck by a C M St P and Pacific railroad train Two ot the dead are the sisters a vaudeville team from ChUa The other tsvo victims are men Radio Operator Reports Damage at Palm Beach May Exceed Miami Disaster Relief Ex peditions Organized BULLETIN JACKSONVILLE Sept Grange Incnl raillo amateur today received he following message from station Pnlm liearh nmatqur Loss of life al this time undetermined Docfors and nurses needed to cope with situation which we believe after careful survey may sur pass Miltmi disaster Local chapters fund totally lost by closing hunks last yenr Immediate action is Tlie message wns signed Howard Selliy clialimuit of Palm Beach Red Cross GruiiK did nofkiuiw n whom it was addressed as lie was able to pick up only of Ihe message BY TUB ASSOCIATED PltESS STRIKING a destructive blow at tbe Palm Bunches last night fitter spread ing death and devastation thru Porto Rico and other Islandsof Ilia West Indies the tropical hurricane today was blowing across the Flor da peninsula toward the Gult of Mexico Wire communications were down or temporarily disrupted over a wide area along the Florida east coast nnd in the soutli central portion Reports of casualties and heavy property damage were roceivod from Palm Beach and West Palm Beach via amateur radio operators who picked up messages which they said were signed hy station 4AFC a Palm Beach imutevir at licensed op CED4R ItAPIDS Sept A word radio has told Mrs A G Minor of Cedai Rapids that her daughter Mary Alice jut Tampa One message received ville y Glfford Grange erator stated that an undetermined number ot persons has been Injured avwV Kialiy IvQtnaa Another message stating that two persons had been Wiled nnd 50 in jured was picked up by station 4BfT Minor school teacher at San Juan Porto Rico was unharmed hy tho hur ricane that swept that city last Tniinc day TlUNS NOUTHEAST TAMPA Sept tropical disturbance today has appar ently turned northeast over the north that miny district of The message also stated buildings in tbe West Palm Ileacli Parlies Gone Meanwhile relief parties proceeded into tlie area Miami but nothing of what conditions they found there crn part of Polk county V 1 Ben had come to the onlside world because section wns wire coin immicutlotiK Hud Cross units were mobilized nnd ready at several other points for serv ice in tbe area should survey of the district now being made demand aid nett government meteorologist ported at 10 a m CAULK KAYS ALL YORK Sept i blegram reading all an to no iai for was rectived today frcm the Marina neighborhood homo U Porto Illco by tho Prcs byterian bourd of national missions GENERAL DESOLATION MEW ORLEANS Sept General desolation from Pampino to the Palm rSeachcs in Florida from the hurricane was reported today by Hall news editor of the Miami Daily News in a despatch to the Asiat sociated Press by the tropical radio Added to the estimated death list of in Porto Uco was the tinon t of famine and disease nnd be ton govLrnment spurred by President Cooliduc took steps ilurlni tinday to despatcli relief Kcports of Death Heard Kept oC the death ot two persons Three Air Derbies to Start From Cincinnati to Los Angeles Sept 20 LOS ANGKLfcIS Sept Three air derbies from Angeles to Cincinnati between Sept 20 and 3 have been announced here by the Cin cinnatl air race association whlcii raised as cash prizes for the competing airmen The first dcrhy starts Sept 20 with overnight stops at El Fott Worth and Pino Bluff Ark The ond conlinRent or flyers takes off Sept 21 with overnight stops at Paso and Pine Btnff and the third division will try n nonstop flight be ginning Sept 22 G A R FLOCKS TO CONVENTION Parade of Thinning Ranks Marks Opening in Den ver Wednesday DENVER of organization committees and 1 semi official meeting of the convention with Dr David Payless chairman of the committee in charge of todays program for the sixtysecond annual encampment of the Grand Army of tho Tho encampment officially opens Wednesday with tho assemblys high paracto of the thinning ranks nf as the opening jvent Hotel lobbies were filling yesterday with eatfy arrivals who paired off in groups discussing often heatedly the Importance of various battles of the Funeral Services for Bricelyn Man Are Held BRICKIAN Sepl fiineinl of lclmer Olson lonjr time resident of Brlielyn was held today Mr died Thursday hnins n suf ferer from rancor A political optimist Is one who Is ir flpring stono ihugH ujjj Constitution Many of the veterans journeyed to Lookout mountain to pay their re pects to the memory cf Buffalo Bill who is burled there Meeting In conjunction with the en campment are conventions of the Army Nurses association the Nntiona Asso tlpn of Naval Veterans the Womens Relief Corps the Ladies o the G A Ihe Sons of Union Vetcr ans the Daughters of Union Veterans and the Sons of Union Veterans Auxiliary COnRRSPONOKNTS Reliable nnd Industrious correspon dents needed In Dougherty and Oorwith If intoiTsted addi Managing Editor GJobeGnzottc Mo son city la IOWA FORECAST Fair Sloniluy nlslit and pnib ably Tupsday Wiirincr Tuesday ami 1 pxlrcine norlli wrst ptirllon tuRlit LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeOazelte wcrUhoifittnros for D I iouiperiod eiHliny at S oclock a m AInmlny Sunday Ixncst in Niclit 1Oefirees At 8 A M Monday Si Degrees For like pevioil enrliiiR at 8 a m Sunday Highest Saturday K Dngrccs Lowest in NiRiit Decrees Two days without any niin That gives a toucli oC the unusual to Sat urday and Sunday Moreover mure were nu signs ot rain Monday Cure1 noon The wind was out of the north a fact reflected in the rather low min imum of Sunday niKlit Wien tem peratures of 4i dccrcca arrive in Stp temher frost cannot he far hcliintl fsland Tojl of Death Is Pat at Towner Is Asked to Declare Martial Law SAN It Im to KlYti A tho cunsorva Lively at tho Fort Lrnulerdale and uncon firmed reports of other IONS of life vorti received Unlay by tlie navy tie Kirltuent from the Key station Tbe fiid that tlin radio ion could hour Jupiter calling but conk not boar Key Japt It Monthly naval rom namliinl dispatched a naval rulio of toward Jupiter from Minim to ro ion on conditions The communications saiil that no AirtH or railroads openi I IIIK north of Miami He pop I DAYTON A BKACH Sept 17 aoiy of destructive force Hundreds of minor Injuries and paral yzed public utilities was hrot up lo jni Uoneh at noon today by Uvo telephone employes vJic drovo a sedan from Ialm Joaeb the persons front I lie storm city f of Ju aiul J P Mason linennan IHivtfxl that hardly a single place ot jUNiiicss or the trnotivo storm They said of persons with bruises broken limbs nnd minor in juries were centra in tlio phono office antl at all tlie hotels I to tel windows wore largely lilown from their elements nnd the on rots in tho halls Xo light power pas or sewer of famine tlini today At slutod to bu hungry llnlf of the islanils of tJjnost Utot to be lioirn Tosa It was fomvd thnr Hi proporLy Dcchiratlon nf iiKirtlal law requisi tioning find rationing of food nnd tlniftlnpr of all ablorhodied men was 11 rpod upon O o v Horace To vv n LI r by a group of leading citivens Ktonp tn n petition that so far neither the government nor any other agency had taken ade quate stops for relief to prevent slelt ft ml starvation nor to ascertain the farts as to Imniedifilo needs 251 Dtiul In 9 Towns The national guiuil haw hren or iJercil out to protrrt property from KffortM were made to slop iiofiteonns Nine Of Hie 77 towns report ptl lead OtJiers repoit d no Ions of iifo and communication with others was lacking It will he weeks heforo accurate reports can he received from the rural section In which more than 70 per cent of the inhabitants live Physicians ami others familiar with conditions paid that a death toll with 00ft as a final figure was a conserva TirRX TO 2 COMUMN 1 in operation The Red Cross Incnl orj is functioning ami is1 a relief station in the tce piiotui ofricp I r I if olt Tp on DaitinKc j Sopt 17 if la lurried to ihn mtnifntetralfon of re lirf nnd 1 rheckinK up of Inmates Koction iy tlio T ltd inn hnrrlennn and to pro tori Ke measures in Ijinj within the inOIcntotl pntli of tlm maelstrom Relief units dispnteJircl to Ialm Roach nml West Piilm 7each wero IsolalM into ypsterdny togcthr with a other communities Tleforo rom muni cat ion lines wor t down meaner reports indicated Severn damage may havft heeri in TlItN TO IAfiH COM MN 1 AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn They was goin to bury Jim with his false teeth in but two of cm was gold an Jane said there wasnt no sense in bein r ;