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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY HOME EDITION VOL XXXVFiVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24 1929 UNITED AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE LEGGE BY SOLONS TUNNEY DENIES ALL CHARGES IN FOGARTYS CASE Former Fighter Files Counter Claim for BRIDGEPORT i Conn Sept 24 JPI a 13 word answer James J Tunney the truth of charges made by JolinS Fogarty of Fort Worth Texas in a 5500000 aliena tion of affections suit Coupled with his denial the for mer heavyweight boxing champion filed a counter claim for damages charging blackmail ISWord Denial Tunneys answer to the Fogarty suit read The defendant denies the truth of the matter contained in the plaintiffs complaint Fogarty in his complaint filed last July charged that Tunney met Mrs Katharine King Fogarty at Hot Springs Ark in 1924 and carried on an affair with her at Lakewood N J St Paul Chicago and New York Mrs Fogarty also has a 000 damage suit on file against Tun ney charging breach of promise to marry In his counter claim Tunney charged that since October 1924 Fogarty and his wife have con spirecltogether and with other per sons to defraud him by threats of injury 19 his reputation and by de famation of his character to black mail him and to cause him to suffer mental public jenntumely and St Louis Capitalists Purchase DamonIgou Store spracy he charged Fogarty and his wife made false claims that he had Agreed to marry her and had im proper relations with her Claims Damages He claims the 5100000 damages for injury to his reputation and loss of property vights and moneys A reply to Tunueys counter claim must be filed by counsel for Fogar ty before the case can go to trial As yet no reply has been made to Tunneys answer to the breach of promise suitbrot by Mrs Fogarty ray Tui ey and his bride the former Polly Lauder arc still in Italy where they went on their honeymoon Will Rogers AMARILLO Texas Sept Been down in the old range country today and visited the OS ranch a part of the old XIT which was at one time the biggest range in the world They are farming this whole plains country and making It pay without relief Well John FJorence WILL ROGERS got m a r r i e 1 Monday It was just a year ago now that they came to see the Stone show in New Haven together and I in troduced them to the audience I could see then that they was sorter keeping company Well wo got Lindy and Anne going along fine now and we wish John and Florence the same We got to dig us up an other love match to promote Yours WILL ROGERS BLAST PROBE AT ST ANSGAR Select Jury to Try Mapleton Officer ONAWA Sept 24 of a jury to try Allen Coe 75 Mapleton night watchmanon a charge of manslaughter in connec tion with the fatal shooting of Fred Shipley a few months ago was to be completed today aiove Collectors Office DES MOINES Sept 24 Iowa headquarters of the internal revenue department will be moved to Des Moines Sept 28 Lars E Bladine collector has announced Wea IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday probably local showers warmer in extrcmo northeast portion cooler in northwest portion Tuesday night LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Warmest Monday 83 Coolest in Night 15 At 8 A M Tuesday 62 The wise ones who a week ago were remarking that they knew the cold would not hold on arc now en joying the thrill which comes with the observation I told you so Mondays maximum wag 1 degree above that of the previous day and the nights minimum was the same Whether balminess brings the south wind or whether the south wind brings balminess the fact re mains that they exist together in almost every case Illness of Mrs Simmering Prevents Hearing Says Mayor Tessmari CT ANSGAR Sept coun ty investigation into the cause of the explosion here Saturday morn ing in the Champlin oil companys filling station which killed three persons and injured a fourth waa postponed again this morning until witnesses could be obtained for the hearing This announcement was made by Mayor Ed Tessman of St Ansgar after he had been informed that Mrs Henry Simmering injured in the explosion and whose husband was one of those killed was not suf ficiently improved to attend the hearing Likewise County Attorney Fred Bush of Osage was out of the city and would not return until some time Wednesday Parker Funeral Held The mayor stated that he ex pected persons in the vicinity who saw the explosion Mrs Simmering and others would be able to appear Wednesday The second funeral of the blast victims was held yesterday after noon when the body of C O Parker manager of the station was laid to rest in the St Ansgar city ceme tery The burial followed services held in the Parker home located diagonally across the street from the scene of the explosion The services were in charge of the Rev Harry Pall of Austin Minn and the Rev Otis Moore St Ansgar Mr Pnrker was born on a farm near Bertram Linn county 61 years ago He was married on Dec 17 TURN TO PAGE 5 COLU3VIN 7 Attacks Northwood Woman DOGS FAIL TO FIND TRAIL OF HOUSE PROWLER Mrs J C Pulis Saved From Assailant By Pet Bulldog VTORTHWOOD Sept J C Pulia Is suffering bruises re ceived in a struggle about Monday evening with a masked man who seized her as she des cended the stairs Into the living quarters of her home here and started to choke her She had been working upstairs and heard someone moving about in the lower part or the House She be lieved it to be her husband and des cended to greet him As she reached the bottom step she was seized by a man whose face was covered with a black mask Mrs Pulis screamed and the hull dog a pet belogmg to the family which had been upstairs rushed at the invader but missed him The man then left hurriedly by the front door and disappeared in the dusk Althp sheJa practically unhurtby Pullsls suffer ing from tha nervous shock Her husbandis manager of a local gar age Bloodhounds have been obtained from Waterloo and are now being used by Worth county officials in Blame for Shearer Is Up to Palen BULLETIN WASHINGTON Sept 24 m A letter by William B Shear er an observer for American shipbuilders at the 1327 Geneva naval conference claiming that a secret British document which ho obtained influenced the leg islative course of tlio 15 cruiser construction bill in the senate last session ivus read into the record today of a somite investi gation committee WASHINGTON Sept 24 Frederick P Palen vice president of the Newport News shipbuilding and dry dock corporation testified today before a senate investigating committee that he was more re sponsible than anyone else lor em ployment of William B Shearer as the 525000 observer and reporter of American shipbuilders at the unsuccessful 1927 Geneva naval limitations parley He said that Shearer who has de scribed himself as an advocate of a big navy first had suggested he be sent to the naval parley by the shipbuilders This Paleu explained was after Shearer a merchant TESTIFIES buildlngr companies in 1926 for a re numeration of 57500 I am more responsible than any one else the witness said for Shearers employment because I had the definite thot of keeping in mind trying to find the masked bandit the trend of the conference on At noon Tuesday hla trail had not count of our work on cruisers been Whether the bandit was a local man or a straggler is unknown Mrs Pulis was upset and Is unable to give a tangible description of her assailant 30 DEAD IN TRAIN WRECK Six Coaches of Russian Pas senger Jump Track and Overturn SVERDLOVSK U S S R Sept 24 persons were killed and 40 injured in a train wreck near Zuevka today Six coaches jumped the track and overturned Sverdlovsk formerly Ekaterin burg is the administrative and eco nomic center of the Ural mountain district Czar Nicholas and his fam ily were executed there in 1918 GUARDS HUNT 4 JAIL BREAKERS Six Men Slug Jailer Lock Him in Cell and Escape Rockford Prison ROCKFORD 111 Sept 21 Slugging a jailer stealing his keys and lockinghim in a cell six pris oners late last night escaped from the Winnebago county jail Two of them were recaptured soon after wards and possess today were searching for tho others The jail is on the fourth floor of the court house The escaping prisoners made no attempt to free more than 40 men in other cell tiers and a trustee who was with the jailer gave the alarm Those still at liberty today were Kenneth Grimes 19 named as ring leader Kenneth Green 21 James McCarthy 20 and Jack Fruyna 10 John Nlederhauser 30 of Freeport Jll and Oren Forkner 27 were re taken EARL PEAGOX PUT ON STAND Youthful Slayer Testifies He Always Loved His Wife WHITE PLAINS N Y Sept 24 a voice that trembled ever so slightly Earl F Peacox youthful radio repairman testified today that he had always loved his wife the young girl he admits he killed and whose body he burned Except for this one break Pea cox answered his attorneys ques tions calmly and steadily as he was placed on the stand in an effort to refute the states assertion that he premeditated the killing of his brde of a year Dorothy The confessed slayer described his brief married marriage that his wife had called a fake He toM of their many quarrels and the cul mination when he in his rage struck her over the head and then snuffed out her life with his hands A desire for parties and gaiety by his wife and his own wish for a quiet home life lead Dorothy Peacox to seek companionship of other men Peacok testified After they had been married only 30 days they quarreled because Dorothy stayed out late he safd and this lead to his wifes moving away from their Mount Vernon apartment Palen took the witness chair after Homer L Ferguson president of the corporation had told the commit tee that Palen had hired Shearer and he believed he could give the details Palen said Shearer asked to undertake the work at Geneva but he had replied this could not be afforded Then he suggested the witness continued that the New York Ship building corporation and the Beth lehem Shipbuilding corporation join in sharing the cost which was done Dougherty Man Shoots Himself With Shotgun Joe McCIemmen 24 Grows Despondent Over III Health AREDALE Sept was inflicted upon himself by Joe Mc CIemmen 24 Dougherty in a field near the A Rodamaker home four miles west of here Monday after noon by means of a shotgun Fail ing health and despondency are be lieved to have driven him to the act Mr McCIemmen had been in poor health for sometime He notified the Rodamakers Monday afternoon that he waa going for a hunting excursion around the farm and took the gun with him He was discovered about 5 oclock in the afternoon by Al Rodamaker the son of McClemmena employers He had first Inflicted a flesh wound in his side caused evidently by the slipping of the gun On the second attempt the discharge went directly thru his heart Immediately after discovery of the body Sheriff H W Burma and the county coroner for Butler coun ty were called to the scene Follow ing an investigation of the essen tials of the tragedy they pronounced the caae a clear case of suicide Mr McCIemmcns parents at Dougherty had been notified and they arrived to take the body to Dougherty where funeral services will be observed Wednesday morn Ing at 10 oclock in the Dougherty Catholic church Burial will be made in the Dougherty cemetery Alexander Legge Chicago chairman of the federal farm hoard who was questioned by tho somite agricultural com mittee on the plans of the board for farm relief MIDLAND BANK OF MINNEAPOLIS IN AFFILIATION Brings Total Resources of Bancorporation to THE affiliation o fthc Midland Na tional Bank and Trust company of Minneapolis with the Northwest Bancorporation was announced by Qol Hanford MacNider vice presi dent upon his return Tuesday morn ing from a meeting of the executivs committee of the organization in the Twin Cities The Midland National which has resources of more than was established in 1009 and Is tho third largest bank in Mineapolis It brings the total resources of the Bancorporation to Charles B Mills president of the Midland National bank a former Clinton banker was at one time president of the Iowa Bankers as sociation and a close associate of C H McNider Sixteen Iowa Counties Have Sold Road Bonds DES MOINES Sept 24 teen Iowa counties have sold pri mary road bonds at par to life in surance companies Clifford L Niles chairman of the state high way commissionannounced He pointed out that life Insurance com panies had furnished a market for the bonds when other bidders would not offer par Bachelor Takes Own Life CEDAR FALLS Sept 24 111 health is believed to be the rea son for the suicide of Charles Ravn 59 wealthy bachelor here yesterj day MONK NEARLY WRECKED HER HAPPINESS THE HUSBAND A DASHING ROMANCE OF MODERN LIFE It Begins MONDAY September 3O KANSANS LEAVE FORNORTHFIELD AFTER DAY HERE Were Impressed With Development of Co Operatives After spending a day from S oclock in the morning until after 6 in the evening among the farms and farmers of Cerro Gordo county the 100 visiting delegates from southwestern Kansas who are on an jispectional tour of representative farming areas in Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin boarded their spe cial train at 10 oclock Monday eve ning and departed for Northfield Minn Cerro Gordo county was chosen y the Kansans for their one stop in Iowa because of the number of sue cessful farmers cooperative socie ties that are to be found in the county and the fact that dairying and beef cattle raising are about equal in the county Here they be lieved that at one stop they could inspect the best example of all types of farming to be found in the stated Evinced Interest While the primary purpose oE the tour was to gain first hand infor mation on dairying especially the visitors evinced keen interest in the other forms of farming they found In the vicinity of Mason City During the afternoon tour the delegation visited in turn an onion farm operated by S Kennedy the Clear Lake shipping association where they spent considerable time questioning the manager C C Watts as to his methods the Smith Dairy farm west of Clear Lake where they saw a herd of grade dairy cows that were producing milk that tested on the average of 37 pounds butterfat and the Hurd Stock farm where they inspected a herd of Hereford cattle At the Kennedy farm they found that the owner was using some peat ground to excellent advantage by using It for onions and potatoes Mr Kennedy ships on the average a to tal of 110 cars of onions each year he stated Some of the ground he is using produces as high as bushels of onions to an acre Pota toes yield about 400 bushels an acre Visit Smith Farm At the Smith farm a rented farm of 320 acres they found that the herd of high producing cows Una been built up by a process of selec tion and culling until each of the cows in the herd was a producer of milk and butterfat high above ttie average The high cow of the herd Dutchess a grade Holsteln cow who produced last year 23740 pounds of milk and 542 pounds of butterfat Members of the group were im pressed by the fact that Cerro Gor do has 27 cooperative socialies within its boundaries and by tie fact that the states largest shippin association a firm doing about a million dollar business each year is located at Clear Lake Appreciation for tha hospitality shown by Mason City was expressed by several of the Kansas group The party was composed of state and county offcials extension spe cialists bankers newspapermen farmers and 4H club representa tives Capital and Stock Will Enlarged Be Paul Davis to Be Manager of Institution to Be Known as Damon Inc announcement of the pur chase of the DamonIgou store 107 North Federal avenue by Harry J W and associates of St Louis was made Tuesday The pur chasers will take possesion Oct 1 and expect to close the institution for inventory for a few days this week The store will be operated under the new management under the name of Damon Inc It is an nounced that Paul Davis who has been with the institution for some time will be the manager Mr Damon who has been with the store since its identified establish ment 20 years ago will retire Capital Enlarged The store is to be operated along the same lines as In the past with the addition of new stocks of mer chandise that a larger capital and resources will make possible The announced purpose of the new com pany is to make this one of the fin est and largest department stores in this section of the state and the purchase is regarded by those who have been connected with the ne gotiations as a decided boon to Ma son Ctty The merchandising exper ience and ample capital will make possible aggressive development o the institution A long time lease has been taken on the building which is still owned by Mr Damon Mr Damon Retires In commenting on the sale of his store Mr Damon made the follow ing statement Lest there might be some mis understanding as to the disposition of the DamonIgou company busi ness I want to say that after many years of business life I have desirei for some time to retire from its re sponsibilities And since this seem to be a day of mergers and the op portunity has como to dispose of the business to an organization In the one hundred million class or over that we are sure will not only do E greatly increased business but wil continue the high standard always maintained by action taking im mediate effect I have not worried about custom ers believing that in keeping the old we would get the new and so to tha end we have striven and to that enc we have succeeded and will turn over to our successors a splendic business and we trust a good repu tation upon which to build May we add our appreciation fo the excellent support we have had in our efforts to give Mason City am the surrounding country a storeo character and also the thousands a friends we esteem HEAD OF FARM BOARD RELATES RELIEF PLANS Brookhart Again Charges Group Played Into Gamblers Hands Sept 2f VV Chairman Legge of the federal arm board today related his past onncctions with the farming in istry and with the International arvester company before the sen te agricultural committee which egan consideration the nomin tions of board members who have een serving under recesH appoint icnts since the board was organ ed early in the summer The entire membership of lhc he board was present at the com litteo session and fifteen of the eventeen members of the commit ee were on hand The two absentee enators were Norris republican Nebraska and Shipstcad farmer abor Minnesota the former having otified Chairman McNary of the nability to be present and the lat er being ill In addition to the com littee members Senator Brookhart epublican Iowa was present and permitted to participate in the uestioning of the board members Lcggo Called to Stand In opening the hearing Chairman IcNary explained that it was cus omary to call appointees for 1m iortnnt offices to examine their iUalificattons Chairman Legge then was called o testify In response to question ngs from McNary he said that he had served as head of the Inter national Harvester company sine hat prior to his work with that oncern he had long been connected vith agricultural pursuits princi ally livestock He said he held n mall fraction of 1 per cent of stock n the Harvester company adding that he had no connections what ver with any grain exchange but hat he had a few shares in railroad lompanies Legge also testified he had nci onnection with importing houses r foodstuffs concerns The general character of his in vestments the board chairman said Newlyweds Thot to Be Touring in New England Honeymoon Couple Driven Away After Ceremony in Official Car pLAINFIELD Conn Sept 24 A A Mr and Mrs John Coolidge wer presumably somewhere in New Eng land today beginning a honeymoo which they hoped would bring them a fortnight of obscurity They were whisked away fro the home of Governor and Mrs Job Trumbull the brides parents a last night In a Connecticut o ficial car driven by a state polic chauffeur their destination un known even to Ihe members of the own families John Coolidge has n fused to tell where he and his brid would spend the next two weeks Speeding away from Plainville a SO miles an hour ahead of shower of confetti thrown by guests at their wedding reception they wer2 soon lost to the view of the multi tudes who converted their simple and quiet wedding yesterday into the most momentuous event in the history of this 200 year old com munity May I5c In Vermont Humor said they would spenJ iih i0 Itneir honeymoon touring the New LindlS were Fla last Friday morning TOILS TO IAGE 3 COLUMN 0 LINDY BLAZES NEW AIRLINE Flyer Resting Before Start ing on Return Trip Wednesday PARAMARIBO Dutch Guiana Sept 21 a conquest of time establishing a new airmail line and bringing the United States and the northeastern coast of South America 14 days closer Col Charles A Lindbergh rested here today His return flight wiilch wilt Include courtesy calls to several South and Central American countries will be gin tomorrow The colonel arrived in Paramaribo at p m yesterday completing a mile journey since he and his TUKN TO PAGE 18 COLUMN I HEX KILLER HANGS HIMSELF Eugene Burgess Takes Own Life in Jail Prior to His Trial KALAMAZOO Mich Sept 24 Burgess 53 who with lis wife Pearl was charged with he hex murder of Mrs Etta L Fairchild 83 hanged himself in his cell in the county jail at a m today Both Burgess and his wife were scheduled to go on trial with n the next two weeks The Burgesses invited Mrs Fair child to their house last summer and then beat her to death throw ing her body into a well They con fessed the slaying telling authori ties they had feared the reputed of the aged womans evil eye Mrs Faircliiltl they said was responsible for casting a spell over their daughter Eugenie AUNT HET By Robert Quillen There aint nothin makes me madder than suffcrin in silence an havin Pa let on lie dont notice it until I have to tell him ;