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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 20, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITZ HOME EDITION i VOL XXXVFIVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20 1929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 298 PERISH DETROIT FIRE of Three Months Is Found IFICERS CANT SURE WHAT 1USED DEATH dy Clad in Overalls Found Short Distance 1 From Ranch WFIELD Cai sept 20 I Mystery surrounding the disap arance three mouths ago of Miss dith Wolfskin 55 year old heiress 0 an 5800000 estate body was found near her ranch yesterday today as officers endeav ored to determine whether the wo 1 man had been slain There were indications of foul i lay according to Sheriff John R Thornton said he was unable to i account for the fact that the wo jmans body was clothed in mans overalls 1 Searchers Had Missed Spot Hundreds of searchers had tramped many times over the spot j near a creek bank where the heiress ibody was discovered by Donald IGlashoff 18 year old son of a rancher 1 Relatives said Miss Wolfskin un der no circumstances would have donned mens They said it was possible that she had wandered way from her ranch and died of ex losure The theory or death by exposure mile and arhalf away from the skill ranch Fruit trees heavily laden also would have provided food ifor the woman the officers said Cant Determine Cause of Death The body was in such an advanced state of decomposition that a cur sory examination did not reveal the cause of death Whether there wag evidence of blows or bullet wounds to support the theory of foul play awaited an examination by the cor orier When Itiss Wolfskill disappeared last July relatives asked the author ities to search for her fearing she had been kidnaped or attached and slain by an itinerant fruit picker who had passed thru the district Will Rogers OOLOGAH Okla Sept The football season is on and here isas pathetic a note as I ever read Its by Gil Dobie head coach at Cornell T h e future of Cor nell as a class A college is en t i rely in the hands of the faculty If they are going to be bullheaded and insist on the students studying and carrying on a lot of lessons and getting their minds and time off what they are here for why we will finish where all other narrow minded colleges finish in the cellar but if they wake up likf Notre Dame California and Princeton and realize its touch downs we want and not degrees its future coaches we want to turn out and not college presi dents then only will Cornell re turn to its proud place prosperous universities But I caa do nothing Its all in the hands of the Yours WILL ROGERS SENATE KEEPING WATCHFUL EYE ON NAVY PLANS Varying Views on Forth coming Conference Held By Solons By FRANCIS M STEPHENSON Associated Press Stnff Writer T1TASHINGTON Sept 20 VV Virtually playing a lone hanc in his naval limitations negotia tions with Great Britain so far President Hoover nevertheless 19 un der the eye of a watchful if silent senate the court of last review on the contemplated treaty for arma jments restriction j Privately and apparently sincere ly all factions in the senate profes desire for success in naval liml tions effort and for this reason ie members explain they are re aining from discussion at this me Mr Hoover however will have to eal with some varying views in the enate on the subject and whether Simpson Is Out to Increase Endowment INDIANOLA Sept 20 crease of the endowment fund of Simpson college to 51000000 is the object of a drive launched last night by the Des Moines conference of the Methodist church In session here The fund now 5902576 must be in creased slightly less than in order to secure a donation of 5250000 from the general board of education of the Methodist churcli President John L Hillman of Simp son said GOVERNOR AND JMHEJJJJR GRAFT CHARGE Kentucky Board Accused Of Accepting Gifts From Publishers BULLETIN FRANKFORT Ky Sept 20 fPl Trial of Gov Flem D Sampson on a chargft of receiv ing gifts from publishers of text books who were seeking to have their books adopted for state use was set for Oct 2 by Circuit Judge Ben G Williams today Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday Probably show ers Slightly warmer LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Warmest Thursday 19 Coolest In Night 37 At 8 A M Friday 47 Its unseasonably chilly weather that has held northern Iowa in its grips this week And Thursday took rank as the chilliest of the chilly I days for the mercury was unable to j get above the 48 degree mark The nights minimum was 4 degrees lower than the previous night but 8 degrees above the Tuesday night minimum Cheerless cloudiness con tinued Friday too Ky Sept 20 i On the charge that they ac cepted gifts of a great number of common schoo textbooks from companies sub mitting1 bids on books to be used in Kentucky public schools Gov Plem D Sampson exofficio chairman and seven other members of the state textbook commission were un der indictment today The indictments were returnee yesterday by the Franklin county grand jury which for three weeks has been investigating the affairs of the commission and various state departments The charge made is a nVisdemeauor punishable on con viction by a fine of not more than 1000 or a jail sentence of not mor than six months or both The governor has made no state ment today but a report was h would ask a hearing on the charg for himself and the seven commis sion members all appointed by him before the end of the present term of the Franklin circuit court Judg Ben G Williams indicated his will ingness to set any date for th trials that commonwealths attorne Wade Hampton Whitlcy asks Bond were set in each case at t Doctor Quits Firm at Osage to Open Office OSAGE Sept John Eie for a number of years cohnecte with the firm of Drs Louis an Sam Savre physicians has with drawn from the firm and is co ducting a separate practice wit offices situated in the James Smith building Dr Eiel a gradual of the University of Iowa medica school came to Osage about fiv years ago from Buffalo Cente where his father is a physician Battered Body Found CLINTON Wis Sept 20 J Discovery today of the battcrc body of Marlin Michelson 25 upa the ChicagoMilwaukee railwa crossing on highway 14 furnishe Rock county officials with a mys tery Mlchelsons pockets had bee turned inside out His skull ha been fractured and his shoulde two and nose broken LINDY AND ANNES LATEST TOUR Gold Star Mother Gets Sons Medal e will follow the policy of Presl ent Harding in the 1921 naval con erence and have the chamber rep esentecl on the American delega on in the negotiations is unknown Consults Borah While he consulted several limes ith Chairman Borah of the senate oreign relations committee on the OMAHA Nebr Sept 20 A Gold Star war mother who last saw her boy alive when he was 8 years old today has a token of his brav Distinguished Service Cross The mother s Mrs Viola Nether ton of Dumfries Iowa Her son was Private AlbertF Cleary who was killed in France in July 1918 Yesterday 1 she timidly walkeii arly stages of the discussions with 3remier MacDonald the president pparently has conferred with none f the senate in the more recent de elopmcnts Senator Borah an opponent of e 15 cruiser bill enacted at the ate session made it clear to Mr TURN TO PAGE Z COLUMN 2 HOLD RITES FOR JOHN HERMANSON Service for Accident Victim Saturday Burial in Me morial Park Funeral service for John Herman son Jr 8 son of Mr and Mrs John Hermanson 814 North Delaware avenue who died at a local hospital Thursday afternoon at oclock from lockjaw will be held at the Church of Christ at 3 oclock Satur day afternoon the Rev A C officiating Burial will be in Me morial Park The body will lie in state until 2 oclock Saturday at the Randall Funeral Home The boys death came unexpec tedly after his condition had been considered improved and he bad jeen removed to his home The In fection set in early Thursday and ie was immediately taken to tha aospital Young Hermanson was hit by a delivery truck Sept 10 while play ing near his fathers dairy suffer ing a badly lacerated right knee a broken right arm and multiple bruises on the body He waa given tetanous injection at once by at tendingphysicians and when he seemed on the road to recovery he was taken to his home John Hermanson Jr waa born Feb 12 1922 He attended the Ma son City preparatory schools He is survived by his parents and three brothers Robert Marvin and Melvin quarters here sought out an offi cer and announced I came afte that medal my boy won Officers Get Shock The announcement took army of f icers by surprise They had plannei to present the medal with due mill tary pomp and had sent a letter tc Mrs Netherton asking her when she could appear for a forma mill tary presentation A clerk ushered the Gold Sta mother into the office of Maj Gen Johnson Hagood commander of th seventharmy corps and while busi ness continued as tho nothing un usual was happening the general made the presentation Slowly he read the citation which related that Private Albert F Cleary of the 117th headquarters and military police fortysecond di vision did patrol duty at St Hilalre AuTemple on July 21 1918 keep ing troops under cover during an aerial bombardment until he was killed by fragments of an exploding BANKING GROUP DEFENDANT IN RESTRAINT CASE Bancorporation Enjoined From Exchanging Stock DES MOINES Sept 20 Northwest Bancorporation fi Revelers Trapped in Night Club 50 Others Are Injured Flames Cut Off Only Means of Escape From Pleasure Palace Carelessly Thrown Cigaret Blamed BULLETIN DETROIT Sept 20 death list in the fire that early today swept thru the Study club a cabaret In East Vernor highway was Increased to 17 shortly before noon with the death of an un identified womnn n receiving hospital The latest victim wore a ring1 bearing the Initials L J K Lindbergh and Party Off for Caribbean Tour Seven Passengers and Four in Crew Will Retrace GoodWill Route BULLETIN HAVANA Cuba Sept 20 By Kndio to the Associated Press at Charles A Lindbergh hopped off from Ravanna at for Camu his flight tp South AmeTlcn Xlieparty spent oho hour In Havana where an official wel come was given MIAMI Fla Sept 20 Col bomb Had LostHer Address Widowed with three small boys Mrs Netherton explained to the general that she let others rear them Albert was then 8 years old When he enlisted at Glouchestcr Va at the age of 19 he wag living with a family who had cared for him since her second marriage Mrs Netherton said The medal was granted by an act congress in May 1928 but Mrs Netherton did not know of it unti a few weeks ago because army headquarters had lost ner address By chance a friend beard of the award and informed authorities Charles A Lindbergh took off from PanAmerican airport here at a m on the first leg oil hia pro jected flight around the air route of the Caribbean sea The plane took the air graceful ly and headed south for Havana its first stop Delayed For Mail The takeoff scheduled for a was delayed to await the arrival f the special mail at the airport Ha carried seven passengers and a crew of four including himself The plane Is carrying 135 pounds oE pccial mail for tne east coast of South America and will be flown ver the extension af the route to Dutch Guinea Weather reports indicated a ppr Ject voyage and Lindbergh left in ligh elation at the prospect of re tracing his goodwill journey of a year and a half ago over the West Indies to South America nnrt re urning thru Central America Juan T Trippe president of Pan American Airways who is making nancial institution of Minneapolis today was made defendant in a S4 000000 damage action alleging it is an unlawful combination in re straint of Iowa trade filed in Polk county district court by A D Pugh Des Moines attorney Pugh obtained a temporary re straining order enjoining the North west Bancorporation from exchang ing any of the assets of the DCS Moines National bank the Iowa Na tional bank or the Des Moines Savings Bank and Trust compaud consolidated institutions under the name lowaDes Moines National ank for Northwest Bancorpora ion stock of alleged less value in an alliance recently concluded here Cnnt Remove Assets The Minneapolis banking instill tion also is enjoined from removing any of the assets of the IowaDei Moines National bank from th state pending hearing on the merit the case Judge Frank S Shankland Sept 30 as the date for hearing o the petition to make the injunctio permanent Fugh aim s J t represent depositorcreditors of th defunct Iowa Loan Trust corr pany Des Moines having allege interest in the transaction by whic the Iowa Des Moines National ban Yprcs to Visit U S LONDON Sept 20 Ypres son of the lale Field Mar shal plans to leave for the United States shortly to exhibit his paint ings Lord Ypres paints his picture in a studio built in the garden oC hi home Ivy House built during the reign of William in Musician Aids Many to Escape became affiliated with the Nortl west Bancorporation The petitio alleges that no banking corporatio has a right to engage in chain bank Ing Aro IMndo Dependants The Des Moines banking institi tions involved in an initial consul dation and the subsequent affilia tion with Northwest Boncorporatio are made party defendants Pugh alleged that Northwest Bancorporation intends to exploit its own stock on the market by reason of assets acquired thru af filiation contracts with member banks in the northwest Interest Explained Party interest of Pugh and other plaintiffs in the suit was explained by Pugh as arising from their status as depositorcreditors of the closed Iowa Loan and Trust com pany the financial stability of which was guaranteed he claims DETROIT Sept 20 persons lost their lives and more lan 50 others are in hospitals with injuries suffered in a fire which utted the Study club a night club on the edge of the downtown theater istrlct early this morning One hundred and thirty patrons and 40 employes including cnter ainevs were in the night club when flames broke thru the wall at the Irst floor and swept up the main stairway cutting off the only means f egress Patrolman James McGuire who discovered the blaze ran to a earby fire box and returned to find the flames and smoke roaring up ie staircase Before patrons and employes were aware of their danger he fire was upon them A cigaret girl was suffocated by the hot fumes s she stood in the center of the dance floor and dropped down over her ray Her body was found by firemen Police Investigate Many patrons rushed for safety Into a small dressing room 7 by IS feet in ths rear of the building Thirty of them were found piled un conscious in the tiny space when firemen broke into the room Sev eral of them were dead Others were badly injured The interior of the building was ruined but the exterior presented an almost unblemished appearance save for broken windows and a fire escape which hangs useless a mock ery to those who ventured to trust it as an exit Marty of club and Robert Jackson master of beremonies were closeted with po lice this morning Cohen attributed the fire to rivals in business The Study club had been operating for about a year and had prospered Situated on Vernor highway about six blocks from the heart of the city and just off Woodward avenue the main north and south artery of Detroit it had acquired a wide rep DETROIT Sept 20 Beatrice Heath clerk in the check room of the Study club which hiirned here early this morning taking1 atoll o by the members of the Des Moines Clearing House association in ad purpose of the voyage is to pay courtesy calls to jovarnments and the heads of 16 to confer with Colonel Lindbergh on the future traffic possibilities to LatinAmeri ca which he said would soon re quire a replacement of present equipment with larger and tauter ships Discuss Postal Contracts They also will go into the matter of postal contracts with the Latin American governments Colonel Lindbergh as usual wore a business suit as he stepped into the cockpit Mrs Lindbergh was at tired in a blue dress with a closely fitted black hat She was delighted at the prospect of making the Car ibbean circle voyage with her hus band Before climbing into the huge persons said she saw the flames leap down the stairway licking the decorations At the same time she said she heard screams and the pounding of feet in the dining room She made her escape thru the main door with several men behind her she said Hurled Into Street The few men and women who got down the stairway before the flames cut off that means of escape be came panicstricken at the doorway and fought and milled there for sev eral minutes before police literally hurled them into the street George Buckingham of Flint Mich who with a party of five friends came to the cabaret about midnight told of hearing the cry f fire and seeing the flames at the airway blocking the way to the reet and safety Al Handler leader of the orches ra in the club was one of the first reach the only open window H elped several women thru the open ig holding them by the hands and roppingi them to tha alley Then sudden rush of men carried him iru and he fell to the pavemeni clow fracturing a foot in falling Boy In Dressing Room going concern Defendants in the present suit other than Northwest Bancorpora tion are members of the clearing house association and the subse quent merger of them into the Iowa Des Moines National bank he stated worked on assumption of the advertised obligation This obli gation Pugh claims passed in turn to Northwest Bancorporation trimotorcd Fokker plane the tire party posed for pictures en Hammill Speaks Before Creston Legion Crowds CRESTON Sept 20 first annual Southwestern Iowa Le gion day was observed here today with speeches by six prominent lowans a stadium dedication and a football game as the features of the program The speakers were Gov John Hammill Congressman Lloyil Thurston of Haynes state Osceola Glen commander oC C the American Legion Dan W Turner of Corning Mrs Donald MaCras of Council Bluffs and George A Brown secretary of the Iowa State high school athletic association Judge Kenyan Decides Not to Run for Senate Letter to Kendall Eliminates Junst From Campaign It appears that everything is be ing merged nowadays except poli tics and Herald Alu DKS 1IOINES Sept 20 polictical skies in Iowa were cleared somewhat yesterday by the an nouncement that William S Knn yon judge of the United States cir cuit court of appeals and a former senator from Iowa would not enter the race for the senate The announcement was contained in a letter written from Secasso Maine where the judge is resting to Nate E Kendall 1ormer Iowa governor There are some personal reasons known to you and to my other Inti mate friends which are of no inter est to the public the jurist said DecidCH Not to Hun But these I must consider in ar riving at a decision I have weighed thematter carefully and deliber ately and have reached the con clusion not to enter the race for the senate I am appreciative and thank ful to you and to the many who have written me Judge Kenyon said he hoped to see a man elected to the senate from Jowa next year who will stand firm against the encroach ments of special privilege in legisla tion uncowed by the bogie of pnrly regularity and uninfluenced by any TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN Z ADMITS SHEARER WAS EMPLOYED Witness Says 3 Companies Wanted Information Not in Newspapers WASHINGTON Sept 20 senate investigating committee wa told today by Clinton L Bardo president of the New York Ship building corporation that thre American shipbuilding concerns en tered Into a verbal agreement t send William B Shearer navu propagandist to the 1927 Genev naval limitations conference as a observer Bardo the first witness said a agreement was entered into in York in March 1927 It provided he added that Shear er was to go to Geneva as an ob server and report proceedings an the trend of events and give sue information as was not in the news papers which would be of interes to ths shipbuilding companies The first witness said Sheare asked to be paid o oe spi equally among the three companie He added his comnanv naid Sheare forthwith utation Many Sent Home Cohen was not In the place at thu tlmo of the fire Another night club the Lido had its opening last night and he had gone to participate he told police Firemen who tried to enter tho building thru windows found that the window openings had been cov ered on the inside with wailboartl All xvindows in the second floor had thus been closed they asserted As firemen and volunteer rescu ers carried out victims taxlcab which had been parked in a lot next to the building took them to hospi tals Squads of ambulances arrived soon after the fire apparatus At receiving hospital 20 men anc 30 women were checked in within i an hour after the outbreak of the Louis Kanta 19 year old sandfire Other hospitals in the city ich boy from his bed in the recared for other injured Nurses in eiving hospital gave a clear acternes and physicians were sent to ount of what occurred as the panic receiving hospital to aid in treating rokc i the injured Many with slight burns I was just getting ready to close p he said I was reaching up n the ice box for my keys when porter ran yelling thru the room ack of the dining room where I vas working I looked into the dining room names were shooting from the pri ate rooms at the front They spread apidly and swept toward the kitch n Everyone was cut off from es TUttN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 2 and superficial injuries were given first aid and sent home Dio From Suffocation Some of the victims were dead on arrival at the hospitals Most of the fatalities physicians said resulted from suffocation Identification of the dead was difficult because of the badly burned clothing and the TURN TO PAGE 2 COLUMN 3 Messenger Gone So Is in Securitiesi New York Brokerage Em ploye Refused to Wait for Escort NEW YORK Sept 20 V Hiacoe and company brokers at Jll Broadway notified police today that one of their messengers had disappeared with securities valued at 5512000 Police said the messenger Milton Alter was sent to the bank with a check for to get the se cxirities He was to wait for other clerks to escort him hack to the office When his escort arrived Alter already had obtained the securities police said and disappeared He still was mlssinir two hours later AUNT HET By Robert Quillen When a fast woman falls so low in a community she cant get no dates except with young boys her next step is widowers ;