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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY VOL XXXVFIVB CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE DAILY TIMES EXTRA UNITED AND SERVICE ST ANSGAR BLAST Youth Robbery BOY GOT ONLY New York Youth Names One Who Urged Him To Take Money MEW YORK Sept 21 i Li Alter 38 year old messenger boy today confessed to the police that he had been the tool of others in the theft yesterday of 5512000 I in negotiable securities from his employers R V Hiscoe company V brokers The boy who had J by the brokerage house at a salary of a week said the robbery was directed by a man knownto him as Jack Rosen He said Rosen had stopped him repeatedly on the street and urged him to run away with securities The urging was repeated yesterday before the boy visited the Guaranty Trust com pany to redeem with a JJIOOOOO certified check stocks and bonds worth 5512000 which had been de posited as collateral on a loan Father to Get He said to me he needed money and that I should walk off with the loan the boy said and he then told me that my father was to re ceive 50000 as my share Then I finally consented The boy said he obtained the se Wd WillRogers CLAREMORE Okla Sept 21 all the airports I have been in Tulsa leads In fact they lead the entire U s with 4500 pas sengers handled last month We are putting in a field at Clare more but we have to movi 15 or 20 blocks of big buildings fellow going about the thing that can keep him out of the senate is his popular ity Every farmer in Oklahoma has a picture of the new farm board hung right on their wall in between the two mortgages Yours WILL ROGERS This Vare is WHERE 19 DIED IN DETROIT CABARET A rtau he to Rosen receiving from the man one and directions to go to the Academy of Music in Brooklyn sev eral miles from the Manhattan street corner where they separated Alter went to Brooklyn and ther TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 Cedar Rapids Theater Purchased by Keith CEDAR RAPIDS Sept nouncement was made here Friday that the Radio Keith Orpheum cor poration has negotiated a 20 ycai lease on the Iowa theater here a approximately 50000 rental an nually The deal involving approxi niately 51000000 is one of the largest made here in years if noi the largest ever made here Tin theater is to change hands witl Sundays program The Iowa the ater has been in the hands of a re ceiver F G Christensen who was appointed by the Linn county dis trict court since Aug 31 ID KANSAS SPECIAL IOWA WEATHER Somewhat unsettled Saturday night and Sunday somewhat warmer Saturday night and in cast portion Sunday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Warmest Friday 60 Coolest in Nrht 47 i At 8 A M 50 K When the wind went into the douth Friday there was a quick re action in the GlobeGazettes mer curial thermometer as evidenced Kii by the fact that the maximum for the day was 12 degrees higher than j on Thursday The nights minimum rwas 10 degrees above the mark set the previous night too The sun f was trying its hardest to break thru I the layer of clouds Saturday morn S WEEKS FORECAST Weather outlook for the week bej i ginning Monday Sept 23 For the upper Mississippi ano lower Missouri valleys and the nor v them and central Great Plains Mostly fair weather but with brief periods of precipitation about middle of week temperature normal or X above until latter part of week then colder To Be Taken on Tour o Local Residents An aggregation or nearly 101 businessmen and farmers fron Kansas and Oklahoma headed bj Gov Clyde M Reed of Kansas wlf arrive in Mason City Monday morn ing on a special train for the pur pose of making a study of agricu tural developments in this territory The tour is being made under thi combined auspices of the Milwaukee and the Missouri Kansas and Tex as railroads and includes severa points in Minnesota and Wisconsin Stops Monday Morning The train is scheduled to be at the Milwaukee station by 8 oclock Monday morning when the visitors will be met by a caravan of auto mobiles driven by local farmers and businessmen for a tour of the county The first stop will be at the P G Frye farm for a study of his Guern seys and general farmer The Scher merhorn dairy farm will be next following which the caravan wili go to Rockwell to be told that the first cooperative elevator in the United States was organized there A visit to the Iowa Brand Creather es plant will conclude the mornhig our which will culminate in a Ro taryChamber of Commerce lunch at the Hotel Hanford at noon and where Governor Reed will give the address To Visit Clear Lake Clear Lake will be the main point of interest in the afternoon tour There the visitors will be shown the Sam Kennedy farm the Clear Lake Livestock Shipping association and he Will Herd Hereford and hog farm On the return trip to Mason City the caravan will pass by the American Beet Sugar company and the J E Decker and Sons pacltitifr plants b From Mason City the special will cave for Northfield Minn then to 3t Paul and from there to Madison and Sparta Wis and other points he tour is in charge of T M Teffords agricultural manager of he M K and T is in charge of the our OF INJURIES IN DETROIT BLAZE Official Tentatively Puts Blame for Tragedy On Girl Sept 21 death list in the fire which early Fri COLD WEATHER FAILS TO HURT BIG CLAY FAIR Bigger and Better Than Ever in Spite of Conditions BY STAFF REPRESENTATIVE OPENCER Sept full card J of automobile races this after noon staged in open competition wrote the final chapter to another recordbreaking Clay fair called the greatest of its kind in the world Altuo the weather has been un seasonably cool and cloudy crowds have turned out in an astonishing way and both President Bruce Noll ind Secretary Leo Dailey were con fident that another profit would be disclosed when the final checkup is made Sale of 19S baby beeves in the new boys and girls building was the feature of Fridays fair This was in charge of President Noll The grand champion Angus steer owned by Donald Fliss of Everly brot 28 y cents a pound and the average for the entire list of ani mals disposed of was 15 cents a pound The Real Heart of the Fair It was the Clay County Fair as sociation ItselE that purchased the Miss steer and It was done for pur boys an girls work Here is the real heart of onr Ninetcen persons perished and 50 were injured when flames swept thru his Detroit cabaret just as the revelry was gayest Picture above shows main dining room of the Study club where life loss was great Associatca Press Photo est after the disaster At bot tom is the room where 80 rev ellers sought safety Jn this tiny dressing room from the flames which swept thru the club Several were found dead in this room ffe ARMY BLIMP AT FORTSNELLING Airship Sighted After Being Lost in Fog Over Duluth for 3 Hours FORT SNELLING Minn Sept 21 army blimp TC71 ar rived heer shortly after 10 a m from Scott field Illinois to partici pate in military maneuvers The TC71 wag sighted over Rush City Minn 50 miles north of St Paul at 8 a m after having been lost Jn the fog over Duluth Minn for nearly three hours early today The dirigible flew over Iowa last night being sighted at Indepcnd icnce at p m WINNEBAGOMAN STEALS NOZZLES deceives Sentence of Five Years on Larceny Charge at Forest City FOREST CITY Sept petit jury has been dismissed but court still continues in session Lloyd Sloter 41 of Buffalo Cen terwas examined before the insane commission Thursday morning and adjudged insane Deputy Sheriff H J Swenson took him to Cherokee Harry McMonigal apprehended two weeks ago on a charge of ut tering a forged instrument was sen tenced to 30 days in the county jail by Judge M H Kepler Matt Burns brot here for safe Keeping after he waa apprehended m Garner for stealing brass nozzles off fire department hose was sen tenced to serve five years but the sentence was suspended under con ditions that he be paroled to Sheriff Swenson He was promised employJ ment by Logan Quale while he is un der narnlo I ON ARMY RESERVES Lord Cecil Withdraws British Resolution at Geneva Confab GENEVA Sept 21 Robert Cecil today withdrew the British disarmament resolution re garding trained army reserves which has stirred league of nations debates this week and accepted a compromise proposal which he de clared accomplished the purpose of the British government Lord Cecils pressure in the gen eral scheme of disarmament has an tagonized the French press and pub lic and developed criticism to the disarmament movement inaugurat ed by the United States and Great Britain Lord Cecil stated the compromise proposal which was acceptable to iim leaves the door open for re suming discussion of limitation of trained reserves at the proper time doubts being expressed for the re covery of 13 of the 37 injured stil remaining in hospitals One of the injured Roland Lowe Detroit died early today Eight of the injured have been discharged while a majority of the others are reported in a temporar ily serious condition Investigation of the fire today broadened to include four city de partments Blnmcs Checkroom Girl While Henry J Garvin detective inspector tentatively placed the blame for the tragedy on the cloak room girl who is said to have opened the front door when the flames were first discovered on the first floor of the club County Prosecutor James Chenot announced his office not only would seek to place criminal responsibility for the fire but would hold to account as well the authori ties who permitted the place to operate Departments which would be af fected are the recreation depart ment which granted the license for dancing the police department granted the restaurant li cense the building department which approved a permit for re modeling the place when it waa opened last year and the fire com mission which permitted the build ingto open after its investigation der parole ircUcmclu gainst Barney j A story of his life by II Ford have proved the was supposed to place was safe Had No Fire Kscapes Prosecutor Chenot said that Mar tin Colin owner of the club who 13 being held pending investigation admitted he recently had been or dered to install a fire escape to re place an old one which hadbeen torn down Lawrence J Richwjnc a recrea tion department inspector said Cohn TURN TO VACiK 8 COLUMN 4 fair said Mr Noll as he was ap proached by a GlobeGazette rep resentative in the offices just after the night show It isnt that vaude ville out in front of the grandstand hat counts We could get ready for that in a week But the exhibits in our agricultural halls and especial y in the boys and girls building are in another category They rep COLUMN 6 action Grace took Preliminary Hearing For Lineville Marshal Will Be Held Sept 26 LEON Sept 21 Pete Hartley night marshal at Lineville will bo given a prelimin ary hearing Thursday Sept 26 at Mercer Mo on a first degree mur der charge in connection with the death of Gerald Htibbird of Davis City Hartley is alleged to have shot Hubbird luring an argument over the correct way to place a jack un1 dcr the latlera automobile TUJW TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 4 Employement of Shearer Unwise Schwab Maintains Both Chairman and Presi dent Deny Early Knowl edge of Activities WASHINGTON Sept 21 Employment of William B Shearer naval propagandist by American shipbuilders as an observer at the Geneva conference was describ ed as most unwise today to a sen ate investigating committee by Charles M Schwab chairman of the board of directors of the Bethlehem Steel corporation Schwab said he knew nothing about the Shearer deal until many months later When first asked about the Shearer arrangement by i newspaperman Schwab said he lad denied it because I couldnt believe it and knew nothing of it The Bethlehem Shipbuilding cor poration a subsidiary of the Steel corporation was one of the three companies which employed Shearer at Geneva IJlnmes S W Wnkcmun The Bethlehem chairman lidded e was confident that Eugene race president of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding corporation knew nothing of the Shearer deal Asked who was responsible for employment of Shearer by hig com pany Schwab hesitatingly named S W Wakeman vice president of the shipbuilding corporation Did you take some action asked Senator Robinson democrat of Arkansas I left that to Eugene Grace president of the company replied Schwab He added that he would leivc that for Grace to relate upon his appearance before the commit tec Senator Robinson became greatly aroused because Schwab wouldn1 Filling Station Is Wrecked 2 Men Young Girl Killed Officials Seeking Cause of Explosion and Fire That Took Lives of C O Parker Henry Simmering Doris Conklin T ANSGAR Sept persons lost their lives and another was injured in a mysterious explosion of the Champlm Refining companys station here this moraine about 10 o clock The dead C 0 Parker manager of the filling station Henry Sim mering who was having his gasoline tank refilled and Miss Doris Conklin 17 Parker and Simmering resided in St Ansgar while Miss Conldins Iiome was in Mitchell County officers and officials of the company were investi gating the explosion today but no one could establish a reason lor the blast HOOVER TURNS DOWN SINCLAIR CLEMENCY PLEA President Follows Rec ommendation of Cabinet Man President Hoover will not com mute the sentence of Harry F Sin clair or Henry Mason Day who are serving terms in the District of Columbia jail for contempt of court arising from the shadowing of the FallSinclair jury The was announced today at the white house where it was said Mr Hoover would follow the recom mendation of Attorney General Mitchell that the chief executive not interfere The applications of Sinclair nud Day were received from the de partment of justice last night with this recommendation attached LINDY LANDS AT PORT All PRINCE Santo Domingo Next Coun try to Receive Visit From Touring Party ENUOUTE WITH COLONEL FanAmcrl can Iladlo to 21 Charles A Lindbergh hopped off from Snnto Domingo at p m for San Juan Iorto Rico where he will stop over night before resuming his flight to Spilth America PORT AU PRINCE Haiti Sept 21 By PanAmerican Radio to Charles A Lind bergh flying to South America landed at Port Au Prince the capi tal of Haiti at oclock this morning after taking off from San tiago Cuba at a m The colonel who is accompanied by his wife covered the 270 miles in 2 hours and 34 minutes cutting 26 minutes from the time he had estimated St would take him He planned to leave for Santo Domin go Dominican Republic after an hours stop The colonel thus far has covered 1030 miles of his 7000 mile tour disclose what There was a heated exchange be tween the two Robinson finally told Schwab not to lecture me Schwab Keeps Cool And likewise responded Schwab calmly Grace then was called to the stand He first said he had been in terested in the Geneva conference Simmering had just driven up to the station and had his gas tank re filled and had stepped into the sta tion with Parker to receive his change when the blast occurred Mrs Simmering who had waited Iri the car fov her husband jumped from the machine at the sound of the blast and was burned on the face and arms She also received bruises caused by falling debris but will recover Heard AH Over Town The noise of the explosion was heard all over the town and resi dents came running to the scene from all directions and were horri fied to see the blazing ruins of the tilling station Debris was scattered in all directions property nearby was damaged and every window pane within a radius of a block in all directions The crowd ofwouldba rescuer firemen arid others was hesitant to approach near the flaming mass for fear the heat would cause the ex plosion of the two large gasoline tanks nearby With the flames finally extinguished however work men were able to approach the wreckage and search for the bodies they felt certain were there Parker Lived nn Hour Mr Parker was found alive amid the ruins and wag rushed to a doc tors office and later removed to his home where he died about 11 o clock scarcely an hour after the explosion He was In n semicon scious condition a part of the time Parker received two broken and a broken arm in addition to burns and other Injuries Searchers found the body of Mr Simmering a short time later He waa dead when found and is be lieved to have been killed instantly It was almost two hours before the body of Miss Doris Conklin xvas located and even then it was burner so that it could hardly be identified In fact It was soma time before her identity was positively estab lished Came to Town to ShopE It could not be determined here today how Miss Conklin happened to be in the vicinity of the oil sta tion It was stated here that sho had come to St Ansgar this morn ing with her father and mother to do some shopping The girl must have been walking the place at the moment of the blast persons here believe Several persons near the filling station had narrow escapes having passed the place only a moment be fore A B Larson a truck driver related that he narrowly escaped being caught in the driveway of the TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 5 LEAVES SANTIAGO By T K GILL Associated Tress Staff Writer ABOARD COLONEL LIND BERGHS PLANE ENROUTE TO PORT AU PRINCE Sept Radio to are heading over mountainous country this morning after leaving Santiago dc Cuba at oclock for Port An Prince tho first stop of the second day of Col Charles A 7000 mile night to South America and around the Caribean sea The weather is clear At a m we passed over Guantanamo bay at 2noO feet leaving the Cuban coast and bend ing southeast over the toward Port Au Prince deviating somc TVKX TO 1AGE 8 COLUMN 5 AUNT HET By Robert Quillen J a n c pretends shes crazy about danciii but shes just shelfworn goods thats been in stock KO long thats the way she can get hugged ;