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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 23, 1929, Mason City, Iowa f H rf r North Iowas Edited for the Home AND MASON DAILY TIMES t iVQL XXXVFivE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY ST ANSGAR PROBE SERVICE NO 300 HOME DELAYED Hoover Calls ASKSTACTS ACCUSATION OF NEBRASKA MAN a to Task on Enforcement Charges i fPresident Promises to Make District Model of Enforcement WASHINGTON Sept 33 W assertion that four nar colic joints are operating near the capitol on Pennsylvania avenue and that this was known to people whose duty it is to stop H was made in the sen ate today Tjy Senator Blcase democrat South Carolina WASHINGTON Sept 23 Pi Senator Howell republican Ne braska has been called upon by President Hoover to lay before the department of justice the Definit3 Facts on which he based his as sertions in the senate that prohibi tion is not being enforced in the capital but could be enforced if the chief executive insisted on it fi Expressing a desire on the part of the president to make the Dis trict of Columbia A Model in the Country with respect to prohibition enforcement and the intention to secure the fullest enforcement in the district possible under the organi zation of enforcement agencies as provided by law a statement issued ry the white house said The president is glad tho senator He is confident that the senator would not make these charges un less they were based upon definite facts with time and place and if he lay any such information before the department of justice the preal iif dent will have the matters vigor ously investigated Remarking that Senator How ells statement that the prohibition law is not being enforced in the District of Columbia seriously im pugns the good faith and capacity of Commissioner Dougherty in TURN TO PAGE 35 COLUMN 1 Man Escapes Death When Train Strikes Auto Near Crossing Edward Meisli 540 Ninth street southeast suffered slight bruises and shock when the coupe which he was driving was hit by a south bound Rock Island passenger train at oclock Sunday morning The car the right side of which was crushed was carried about 15 feet along the track by the train The accident occurred at the crossing on First street northwest Melsh said he did not see the train approach ing Wea IOWA WEATHER Fair In cast probably show ers In west portion Monday night and Tuesday warmer in cast Monday night cooler In ex treme west portion Tuesday LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures tor 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Warmest Sunday 82 Coolest in Night r5 At 8 A M Monday rtl Figures for like period ending at I oclock Sunday morning Warmest Saturday iS Coolest in Night 53 Summer temperature has re turned to North Iowa Sundays Maximum of 82 was the warmest recorded since the night of Sept 3 The minimum similarly has not een surpassed since the night of Sept 8 The wind was still from he south Monday morning and a ontinuaton of the balmy weather vaa in prospect Will Rogers ELRENO Okla Sept When you are visiting the beauty spots of this country dont over look Frank Phillips ranch and game preserve at Bartlesville Okla Its the most unique place in this country Got everything but reindeer H e shipped 50 down from Alaska at 51000 a piece They stood the summer fine and all froze to death in the winter Just flew over Oklahoma City where they have struck the bigoil wells right in town They are going to move the capitol buildings to put in wells State and federal capitols have ruined 48 towns and cities in this country No town has ever survived a capitol so aa I see it to strike oil is the only salvation This in Reno our historical old fort but now our protection 5s in the hands of sen ate investigating committees We will meet em and defeat em with testimony Yours WILL ROGERS KANSANS GIVEN DINNER HERE BY BUSINESS Governor Reed Points Out Needs of Farmers A group of 100 businessmen and farmers from southeastern Kau sas on a tour of Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin for the purpose of learning new dairying and farming methods and to boost their own communities were guests at a Chamber of Commerce and Rotary club luncheon at the Hotel Hanford Monday noon The luncheon was a pause in a tour of farms and farm organiza tions in the county and included talks by Gov Clyde K Reed of Kan sas and W A Brandenburg presi dent of State Teachers college Pittsburg Kans formerly superin tendent of schools here Industry Diversified The speakers who were intro duced by Frank Dixson president of southeastern Kansas a section mails up of nine counties that has been incorporated for its development They pointed out that the diversi fication of industry covered coal zinc lead oil natural gas cement and brick But we are trying to develop better balanced agriculture to study your methods particularly in the dairy business said the governor Our bankers are backing a move ment to buy better livestock for we intend to emulate Iowa Were at Disadvantage The governor then pointed out agriculture is at a disadvantage from the standpoint of income In 1927 agriculture was getting only 52 per cent of its income in 1919r the peak year he pointed out whereas cotton was 64 per cent meat 86 and dairying 101 per cent The position of dairying was one reason why Kansas wished to de velop it he added Agriculture is the great basic in dustry of the United States con tinued the governor In general the income in the United States in creased 40 per cent from 1919 to 1027 Yet the income torn agricul ture was only 78 per cent of what it was in 1913 In 1919 a total of 30 per cent of the people in the United XUKN TO PAGE 15 COLUMN I SHEARER HIRED AS OBSERVER WAKEMAN SAYS Ship Builder Says Naval Expert Was Not to Use Influence UTASHINGTON Sept 23 W Wakeman vice president of the Bethlehem Shipbuilding corpor ation testified before a senate in vestigating committee today that he had engaged William B Shearer to attend the 1927 Geneva naval conference for the purpose of re porting events that happened there Wakeman was the first witness today as the committee resumed its inquiry into the activities of Shear er whose suit in New York for ap proximately which he al leges is due him for services rend ered the shipbuilders prompted the investigation The Bethlehem corporation offi cial represented his concern at the New York meeting at the time Shearer was engaged to go to the 1927 Geneva parley which broke up without an agreement on naval lim itations being reached Eiriployed to Make Speeches Previous to this meeting Wake man testified the three American concerns had employee Stiearer for 57500 to come to Wash ington ana articles and make mer chant marine program to the United States shippin gboard That was in December 1926 he said Clinton L Bardo president of the New York Shipbuilding company TURN TO PAGE 8 COLUMN 1 Ackley Man Is Car Victim HAWAIIANS FEAR ANOTHER QUAKE Residents Prepare to Flee If More Shocks Are Felt on Island HILO Island of Hawaii Sept 23 58 earthquake shocks had been felt within three hours near the extinct volcano Hualalai yesterday residents of the north Kona district of this island today prepared to evacuate should an an ticipated eruption materialize Repeating in series since the shocks were first felt Friday the quakes have shown intensity at times presaging observers say a possible eruption They pointed out that before each of the eruptions of Kilauea this year and the explosive eruption in 1924 of the same cone continued shocks were recorded Dr T A Jaggar volcanologist when the first rumbling distuib ances beneath the earths surface were felt said they would not mean an eruption unless they continvie Saturday night tne quakes started again after the island had been quiet since Friday continued in growing intensity and reached their strongest about 2 a m Sunday Alaska Next Goal of Land of the Soviets SEATTLE Wash Sept 23 A radio message to the Associated Press froriif Captain Cochran com mander of the United States coast guard fleet in the Bering sea said today that the Russian airplane Land of the Soviets had not yet left the Island of Attu in the Aleu tian chain but expected to hop off there some time today for Dutch Harbor Alaska Police Investigate Death of Sioux Gtyan SIOUX CITY Sept 23 lice today nre investigating the mysterious death of John McKeen 50 whose body was found in an al ley yesterday morning by a patrol man Fdward Schraeder and Fred 1 Larson are being held for question ling in connection with the death Diet Lecture Will Be Given in P G E Hall Monday Night 8 OClock Miss Anna Erck lecturer for the DefensiveDiet League of America is to deliver an address Monday night at 8 oclock at the P G E auditorium The address which will be without charge will be con cerned with food research and diet ary information The league is the only organization In the world maintained for the purpose of giv ing to professional men accurate and dependable information on preparation of the ordinary cvury day foods INVESTIGATE PROPAGANDA DRIVER FAILS TO STOP WHEN MAN IS STRUCK William B Shearer storm center In tho1 senalo probo of charges that shipbuilding Interests conspired to defeat tho alms of tho 1027 Geneva naval limitation conference appearing before tho Investigat ing committee in Washington Is denied tho right to testifyfirst Front row left to right Senator Henry Allen of Kansas Senator Samuel M Shortrldgo ot California chairman and Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas In the back row are William B Shearer right and hisattorney Daniel F Coiialan HILTONS PLEA IS OVERRULED Iowas First Airplane Boot legger Denied Re hearing DES MOINBS Sept 23 The Iowa supreme court today overruled the petition of Milo Hil ton alleged to be Iowas first air plane bootlegger for a rehearing of his appeal from a fine of 5200 and a one year sentence in jail at Mar shall town The court also refused to recall the prece deendo sent to Marshall town when it first held that Hil tons appeal had not been prose cuted promptly enough Hilton is in the Polk county jail awaiting federal grand jury action on a later charge arising here CONFESSION OF PEAGOX READ Jury Hears Statement of Defendant That He Burned Body WHITEPLAINS N Y Sept 23 confession of Earl Peacox In which he told of killing his wife hiding her body and afterward re turning to tne spot and setting it on fire was read to the jury in Pea cox trial for murder today Peacox poured kerosene over tho body and fired it he said to spare his motherinlaw the knowledge of what he termed the girls dis graceful end The confession related that iiftsr killing his wife and hiding her body in the underbrush he went to the home of bis motherinlaw Mrs Adelaide Hcinzelman for breakfast He also breakfasted with Mrs Helnzelman the morning after he hid the body Peacox reiterated in the confes sion that he had not intended to kill hip wife when she visited his apartment to discuss a reconcilia tion FARM WEEKLIES WILL BE MERGED Iowa Homestead and Wal laces Farmer Are Taken Over DES MOINES Sept 23 nationally known farm weeklies the Iowa Homestead and Wallaces Farmer will appear Oct 25 and thereafter as one magazine Con solidation of the two publications was announced last night by Dante Pierce and John P XVallacc respec tive publishers The consolidated weekly will be known aa Wallaces Farmer and Iowa Homestead John P Wallace will become general manager and Henry A Wallace editor Move to Wisconsin It was made known that Pierce who will retain no interest in the publication which has been con troled by his family since 18813 will go to Racine Wis to become pub lisher of the Wisconsin agricultur ist and farmer The plant of the Homestead will house the new organization Combined circulation of the two papers is 3ir000 the Homestead having 180000 and Wallaces Fann er 135000 Established in 1855 in Raeine Wis the Homestead was later moved to Dubuque from there to Iowa City and finally to Des Moines The Wallace Journal was founded in 1874 at Iowa City After being published at Cedar Hapids and Ames the weekly was brot to Des Moines Days of Consolidations In commenting on the merger Wallace said These are the days of consolida tion it is the modern trend in bus iness Tn the consolidation with the Iowa Homestead we have recognized it It consolidates two of the strong est farm publications in the country old established papern which have enjoyed the confidence of both sub scribers and advertisers to an un usual degree We still watch the rotogravure sections for a farmer who got re lief from the relief Rapids Gazette Were Complimented Kansans North Iowa is complimented hy the visit here of a Inrce and dis tinguished delegation from Kansas The compliment lies In the fact that tho progrcsKivc men from so excellent an agricultural region as southeastern Kansas should feel there Is somethinc nbout North Iowas manner and methods which would Iwnr studying and perhaps emulating Some day Mason City may bo a parly to returning the call It hopes such may come about At any ruto Hints tile way tills locality fccNtnvrnrd those good Kansans nho arc its guests for tint ilny Louis Dierks Laborer Is Knocked Down in Street ACKLEY Sept Dierks 63 for the past six years a resi dent here was instantly killed in front of his home about 7 oclock Sunday evening as he crossed the street to accompany his wife to church The driver of the car which struck Mr Dierks was traveling fast and did not stop after hitting him it was said The impact of the car threw Mr Dierks about 50 feet down the road according to those on the scene im mediately following the accident First Car Didnt Stop The accident happened as Mr Dierks was crossing the street to the home of a neighbor Two cars were approaching from the same direction and the first one slowed down for Mr Dierksto cross The driver of the second car failed to stop after hitting Mr Dierks but the first car picked him up and took him to medical attention and reported the accident He is survived by his wife in Ackley a full brother Harve Dierka at Meservey and several halfbrothers and sisters most of whom are residents of Iowa Mr and Mrs Dierks had been residents of Ackley for about six years Previous to that time they Had made their home in Mescrvcy They had no children living HIT BY TRAIN ALGONA Sept by passenger train No 4 on the Mil waukee railroad here about 7 oclock Monday morning as she crossed ai intersection with her car Mrs John TUIIN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 2 NAVAL DRAFT MAY BE NEEDED Extension of Building Holi day to 15 Years Would Necessitate Change JAMHS L WEST Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Sept 23 Acceptance by the principal naval powers of the American proposal for an extension of the 10 years hol iday in the construction of capital ships to 15 years would make ne cessary the negotiation of a sup plemental draft to the first naval limitation treaty signed here eight years ago The expectation here is that thu American proposition will be agreed to by Great Britain Japan France and Italy at the projected limita tion conference in London next Jan uary with n saving of millions lo each nation between 1931 and 193G since many of the present ships would be replaced during that time Would Keducc Capital SJip Whatever agreement Is reached is regarded as more than likely to con tain a provision under vhich Great Britain arid the United States would reduce their capital ship fleets to fifteen craft as provided for in the 1921 pact Whether the retirement of existing craft would be on the schedule laid down in the original TTJItX TO PACK 8 COLUMN 1 Lindbergh Continues on South America Tour PORT OF SPAIN Trinida Sept 23 Col Charles A Lind bergh left PortofSpain this morn Ing at for Georgetown and Paramaribo In continuation of 7000 mile tour of the Caribbean The plane reported crossingtho mouth of ihe Orinoco river at 8ID a m NEWS WHILE ITS NEWS AT ST ANSGAR St Ansgars terrible ca tastrophe was an event of outstanding importance to all North Iowa and North Iowas newspaper promptly recognized it as such The first newspaper car rying news of the tragedy was printed on the Globe Gazette presses at 12 oclock Saturday noon less than two hours after the explosion and was delivered in St Ansgar at 2 oclock A SEC OND edition with the most complete story of the dis aster yet printed was de livered to all carrier sub scribers both at St Ansgar and at the Mitchell county seat at Osage and on sale on the streets of both towns before any other newspaper was in circulation in either place OFFICIALS STILL SEEKING CAUSE OF EXPLOSION Divergent Views Held as to Reason for Fatal Blast I MASON CITY M E MINISTERS RETURNED HERE Reading of Appointments Concludes Conference at Dubuque Sept Ma U son City Methodist ministers were among the 52 conference pas tors who were given appointments or another year at the close of the Upper Iowa conference here yester day The Mason Cityans were Thi Rev W H Spence First church the Rev C D James Olivet The appointments Waterloo District F C Witzig man superintendent Ackley T C Collister Allison O B Preston Aredale W A Faris Cedar Falls E W Rowley Chapin and Bradford J E Pritchard Charles City E T Gough Clarksville W W Grant Dumont W D C Perry Dunkerton and Ewar Samuel Knoer East Jnionville H H Darton Elma and Deerfield R A Hallett Floyd Al fred Christiansen Frederika A W Gable Fredericksburg G L Heiser man Geneseo E J Starr Geneva 3 W McConkey Greene C K Hudson Hampton R H Collia Hanell V G Grant Jancsville E P Sliarfer Tessup and Littleton J C Warton LaPorte City W T M Nielsen Little CediU S T James Mable Rock A R Coover Mason City First W H Spence Mason City Olivel C D lames Mount Hope G D Shoe maker Nashua E E Clements New Hampton Robert Davis New Hartford W A Bull Nora Springs H A Crumbs Morthwood William Crossley Osage E B Frye Parkersburg A A Davis Plainfield AS Wa Plymouth WjiHam Galbretlr Raymond G E Shear Riceville William Simmerman Rockford C E Luce Rockwell F C S Sheffler Rund G W Turner St Ansgar b FT Moore Sheffield H A Mercer Shell Rock A R Grant Waterloo First W W Bowers Waterloo Grace R L Smith Waterloo Lin den J Yates Waterloo St Pauls T P Shaffer Waverly C C Bacon Spcciid Appointments C E Baker Conference Director of Religious Education Mout Vernon quarterly conference Herbert J Burgstahler President Cornell college Mount Vernon Mt Vernon quarterly conference Charles C Casper district field agent Iowa Home Finding Society Rhodes quarterly conference O B Chassel fickl representative board of education institutions for Negroes Mount Vernon quarterly A E Coe field secretary Jowa AntiSaloon league Monticello quarterly Frank Cole vice president Cor nell college Mount Vernon Mount Vernon quarterly C G Fort Wesley foundation University of Iowa Iowa City quarterly O V Jackson professor Cornell college Mount Vernon Mount quarterly C K Lltteil professor Cornell TCICV TO PAGE 5 COLUJLN 3 TURN TO PAGE 4 A comprehensive layout of pictures from St Ansgar may be found on Page 4 These inchule views of the Champlin oil station ruins and oC three of the four vic tims of the blast vJT ANSGAR Sept J opinion regarding the cause of the explosion in Champlin Oil com panys filling station here Saturday which killed three persona and in iurecl another developed here today as plans for the official city and county investigation of the tragedy were begun While a series of private and offi cial investigations have been con ducted or are about to start no defi nite and authoritative reason for the blast has been reached by anyone in authority The explosion snuffed out the lives of C O Parker manager of tlie station Henry Simmering custo mer both of St Ansgar and Miss Doris Conklin 17 year old Mitchell high school girl Mrs Simmering who was sitting in their car in the driveway was injured No Cixuso Knpwn The oil company officials have In quired m the explosion fell possible angles and today were tin able to make an announcement Oil company officers at Mason City re fused to make any statement re garding the cause of the explosion L VV Kornbaum manager of tho company at Mason City said Mia I he was in no position lo make a statement for the reason that be was unable to determine the rcasrm for the explosion The investigation here to be con ducted tomorrow by County Attor ney Fred Bush and Mayor Ed Tcsx mun will attempt to sift thru tho mass of rumors and conjectures ind try lo arrive at a cause According to Mayor Tcssman this morning he could not hold the in quiry today because several per sons who might be able to shed light on the affair could not be called today He hopes to liavB them on hand for tomorrows in quiry Still ItlaniK Motor The Mitchell county coroner stated that there would be no fur ther investigation thru his office since he was interested officially only in establishing the cause of death The opinion persists here ac cording to the mayor that a possi ble spark from the electric motor in the basement of the oil station ignited fumes which are believed to have escaped from high lest gns oline tanks in the basement of tho station The official pointed out however that Ihc motor was in good condition after the explosion as were the oil tanks Tho first of the series of funerals growing out of St Ansgars worst tragedy in history took place at the little community church at Mit chell Following services conducted by the Rev Mr Drier of the Osage TURN TO PAGK 5 COLUMN 1 AUNT HET By Kobert Quillen Folks brag on Jane for stickin lo her mother in stead o marry in Jim but there aint no virtue in makin yourself a cranky old maid to please a sol fish old woman ;