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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 4, 1928, Mason City, Iowa                                IOWA WEATHER tonight and Sunday prub ably light rain or snow colder In eA t and central portion tonight AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY North Iowas Daily Newspaper i Final Edition Edited for the Home ASSOCIATED PHESS LEASED WIRB REPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEB UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 102 ARE HICKMAN PLOT TO THROW COURT FIT iTEWART FREED COURT WRIT 1FFICEIUEAVES idard Oil Head Had Seen in Custody All t Night BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb eight of lie blow caused by releise Robert W Stowart I a writ of habeas carpus today jigtied heavily on the senate Bfere some of the lawyers sard tpanfrnlelit iie even several years be i Stewart was returned to tho idy of that branch of congress iese laivyers held that the dis ol Cotuiribia supreme court deciAe whether the question uniled to the oil man was de i to elicit information about rs on which congress must ite After the decision on they said appeals were in jof infrirtr Stewart to the higher To tort to Feb r summary punishment by the his defiance of its oil com Robert W Stewart chairman board of the Standard Oil com I It iio1 Indiana took his case to court f hj and obtained his release from IV a wrt of habeas corpus rdinarlVj tna hour of noon the time set oa appearance before the senate tnost at hand the oil magnate iich lAns eBal forces into tho fray J emerged from the chambers Bailey of the District ol a supreme court with an or called on senate sergeant release Stewart who was dfer bond ot and or 53pear agahiknext Tuesday tJtEUe arguments will be f vlr will This j of paclf 11 It has whether he ahair downtown the jdld adiilJonuhlttee sought to obtain y Fitzpatrick president oi Oil and Gas evf fcrely disposition of the profits f Tontlnental Trading company Whlch Stewart had risked taey otfithhold What as a witness pending appear n7 ft the Standard Oil man before rj to face a contempt charge fBarmne of his refusal to answer qnca ng ICfitzpatrlck gave the committee The ft clew as to the profits of the hat thjena which bought American 1 a barrel and sold it back art and Harry F Sinclairs for ness said James K ONeil Ipf periled to Europe after the oil scan I had turned to his company of Continental liberty bonds In but that ONeil said he knew lig of Teapot Dome whose lease iclalr started the present Investl ny rchancjttaci T 3 thr Jroup llalm OtlK T ind lebati is Hi tion l Sei ill was a former president ot thr ONeil felt the profits were Prairie ho said Surprise to Senate success of Stewart frit wns a distinct surprise In the So sure were those interested case there that the oil man he on hand at noon that all of irccedents had been placed on 10 that there would he no slip li lure In this unusual case A even had been placed for the ler senate galleries were crowded efore the convening and the n turn in affairs sent many illsappolnted bond of Stewart himself id to be a millionaire was signed fcert F Fleming presiden RIggs National bank one of hlrty Unite vhose I fa In ents Mlffl iclcnt oil Heal reest flanclal Institutions In the Attend Shi Tournament LY Feb and Sfrs judson and Ifr and Mrs John 1I will ho amonsr those from who will attend the national tournament at Red Wing1 over the weekend You huni Chi hing frie friend Rogers VERLY HILLS Feb 3 ant to die claiming only one ctlon and that Is that I am nly writer to refuse newspap avo ters to cover the Hlckman tri Jtcad of being ashamed of H one fis like every town tries to their murder the biggest of tth c ear Alienists always furnish foe ju If no facts to a case Here testimony yesterday I Hlckman to have two gold and sore adenoids so the person trl 1 la keep away from gold and watch your adenoids Tours WILL Copyright Chamberlins Plane Is iiier Takeoff Mrs Adalin W Macauley Coming for Legion Party SHE ACHIEVED M JIKS ADA UN MAUAULUV RS Adalin Wright Macauley who will give tho main address at a Le gionAuxiliary party on the night of Monday Feb 13 Is one of Americas best known women charming and ef fective in her public speaking She presided at all the sessions cE the Auxiliary convention in Paris last fall and had extensive visits with Marshal Foch former Premier Clemenceau and many other notable men and women of Europe Tha Auxiliary is the larg est womans patriotic organization In her college aecretary precept ress and tutor in several schools In 1912 she was married to Judge John William Macauley They have a son 14 years old When her husband and a brother were in service she returned to the teaching profession in the high school at Pueblo Colo Both she and her husband were charter members of the Legion and Auxiliary organizations She served as second president of her unit rose lo district commltteewoman became Wisconsin deparment president and at Philadelphia in 1928 was elected na tional head of the Auxiliary One of the outstanding bits of work dating her term of office was the Initiation of a conference at Washing ton on the vital question of national defense Thirtyone other organizations were invited to oln the Auxiliary and several hundred women attended the meeting Important resolutions adopted at the conference were placed officially before the senate and the house The i ADMITS BEATING MARION CASHIER Youth Held in Cedar Rapids Jail on Check Charge Confesses CEDAR RAPIDS Feb Clarence Freeman 22 In Jail here un der tho alias of Clyde Cooper charged with passing a worthless check to day confessed that he struck down Rtifus GIbbs 75 Marlon restaurant cashier on the night of Feb 2 and robbed him of Freeman was arrested yesterday on the checkcharge thru the confession obtained from George McCloud 19 ana George Burger 30 both of Mar Ion who had been picked up as sus pects Police claim the boys admitted a part in planning the holdup but be came frightened Freeman said he committed the robbery without help but gave each boy J5 Gibbs is still unconscious with a fractured skull Physicians said his chances for recovery are slight Jewelry Store at Eagle Grove Takes Bankruptcy EAGLE GROVE Feb H Carroll jeweler has made an assign ment to II B Colo for the benefit oC his creditors This establishment was formerly tho property of the lite Karl K Keith who was killed In an automobile accident several years ago at a Grant Western railroad crossing a few miles southwest ot town Attel his death the business was taken over hy Farl Cotton and the property was later bought hy K O Klrkbcrtr of Fort Dodge who In turn disposed of It to Mr Carro Past National President of Auxiliary Heads List of Noted Speakers Mrs Adalin Wright Macauley Menomonte national president last year of the American Legion aux iliary will be the principal speaker at a LegionAuxiliary Aralentine program and party to be held in the Mason City armory and to be participated 1ftby Legionnaires members from thruout North Iowa Acceptance by Mrs Macauley who wired from Washington D where trom many source3 lnc she had gone on a business mission Wlv completed the list of speakers at what bids fair to bo the largest event of Its Relief Plans Are Begun in Burned Town Fall River Loss Estimates Vary From Seven to 25 Million Dollars kind ever held in even excepting Mason party hold last springwhen National Commander Howard P Savage headed the lineup of speakers Appearing willi Mrs Macauley on tho program will beAirs Virginia Bedell of Spirit Lake president or the Iowa Auxiliary organization Frank J Schneller of Ncenah commander of the Wisconsin depart ment the Legion Austin A Pcter scn ot Milwaukee department ad jutant and R J Skin Laird former ly oC Algona Iowa department ad jutant A mber or other Legion and Auxiliary notables will be present for the affair A large number oC invitations to post commanders and auxiliary offi cers thruout the state have been is sued by Ralph Lloyd Jones com mander of the post here He has also made the general announcement that Legionnaires ana Auxiliary members regardless of where they come from will be welcomed at the party by merely showing their 1928 cards The formal speaking protfrani will until Than srtfreahSiejits willbe served and theni Will two or hours of ment concerning another Important addition to the program of entertain ment was promised by the local com mander for Monday or Tuesday FALt RIVER Feb river buckled down to the business oE rehabilitation today while Its business district devastated by fire smouldered and smoked Cheered by prompt offers of aid Including one not only directed immediate state aid but of fereda personal contribution of for any relief that might be needed Business leaders announced their de termination to press reconstruction without delay Estimates ot the loss sustained when 20 or more buildings were de stroyed and as many more damaged ncluding many ot the leading struc tures of the city continued to vary City assessors placed the damage at to buildings and 000 to personal property of occupants Fire Chief Jeremiah Sullivan thot Ihe loss would between and while some fire insurance nvcstlgators were Inclined to believe it might reach as high as SANTO DOMINGO BECKONS L1NDY Flyer Receives Present for His Mother From Porto Rico Women BULLETIN SANTO DOMINGO Dominican Republic Feb 4 AP Col Charles A Lindbergh completing another lap of his good will night Inndeil at Santo Domingo from San Juan 1orlo Rico at p m SAN JUAN Porto Rico Feb Charles A Lindbergh in celebration of his twentysixth birth day today had before him a flight of 250 miles In the Spirit ot St Louis which carried him to Paris and world fame in his twentyfifth year The me chanical hale of we has had an ex istence of about a year of which 44S hours have been In the air At the journeys end lay Santo Do mingo where the white men first dis covared that which they had ven tured westward across an uncharted Across the Mona passage the capital of the Dominican republic was ready to welcome the Lone Eagle GcJs Present for Mother A now adventurer an ambassador oE good will was coming to these peo ple whose ancestors saw Balboa leave for the discovery of the Pacific Cor tez set aaid for Cuba and the conquest oC Mexico and many another conrtuor or who made his reputation by the sword enter and Jeave port At a dinner given by the chamber of commerce Lindbergh received a chest of native table linen for his mother from the wives of the mer chants Two thousand school children in mass drills passed before him in a re view as Porto the tribute of the youth of Rico As each company marched before the airman they came to attention and saluted Would Like to Co to S A Lindbergh remarked that the Spirit of St Louis had been in the air 449 hours and needed a little attention be fore the take off He repeated that the mechanical fTalf of we was eventual ly to be placed In the Smithsonian in stitution Of his future he said he had no plans except returning to St Louis a few times A trip to South America appealed to him but he asserted it was not on his program at present Warfare Sending a lot of men out to kill one another tho other diplomat tno Independent nnrl sussy Jlldivcst Review V LEVINE PLANS TO LEAVE FOR HAVANA SUNDAY Flight Authorities Skepti cal About Length of Proposed Trip ROOSEVELT FIELD New York Feb Stultz pilot ot the monoplane Columbia today an nounced that the proposed flight to Havana had been called oft for today on account of unfavorable weather co iditions He ordered the plane which had been poised at the field since dawn to be wheeled back to its hangar on Curtiss field Levine arriving at the field later said he would prepare to take ott fox Havana at a m tomorrow Asked wily he was having tho Bar ograph sealed and taking so much gas olino if flying only to Havana he de clined to comment IS MYSTERY FLIGHT OIL FIRM WITNESS TEXAN ADMITS MURDER OF 13 George J Hawaii on Verge HUNTSVILLE Feb a laborer today freely admittedthe murders of 13 per sons Including that of a 21 year old stepson for which he is under sentence to be electrocuted a week from tonight Supplementing a confession he made several months ago Hassell de clared that In June 1917 ho choked tc death his first wife Marie Vogel her son and tiieir two foster children they adopted from an orphan in Colorado The four victims were killed at their Whltticr Calif iome and buried by tho slayer after which Hassell disappeared Hassell was unable to give a motive for his crimes Something came over me and I did he said Again married at Farwell Texas Hassell in December 1926 admitted he killed his wife who was his brothert widow with a hammer choked her seven children to death as they slepl and killed her eldest son a boy ot 31 thiee days later Hassell signed a concession oC the murtiers before his trial on a chargr of slaying tho eldest boy and when his case was called he offered no Ic fense Witnesses testified for the state and tho jury hrot In a verdict of guilty and assessed tho death penalty Illinois Woman Dies After Taking Tablet Thru Mail ALBDO Feb autopsy will be performed on the body of Mrs Curtis Lowry 32 who died here suddenly after takinga grippe tablet sent to her thru the mail as a sample by a firm in St Jpscph Mo to determine If she died ot poisoning Wednesday Maurice A Baker 40 a farmer residing near Joy neai here died under similar circum stances A coroners jury determined that his death had been duo to poison Ing He also had received n sample package ot the cold arid grippe tablet and hart taken one dying an hour later Mrs Lowrys stomach will be sent to the Iowa university medical lab oratory at Iowa City Ia for examina tion Coroner A N Mackey ol Mercer county today Impaneled a jury to investigate the death It will hr adjourned until the analysis of the stomach is completed Ackley Woman Dies at Home of Her Daughter ACKLEV Feb John Pclrie died at tho home of her daughter Aim Oeorge Humphrey here Friday She had been paralyzed for the past three years Mrs Fctrle Is Rurvlvcd by two daughters and a son Besides Mrs Humphrey she leaves to mourn Mrs George Foutes Abbott another daugh ter and James Ackley a son Funeral services will held at the home Sunday nt 1 oclock p m and at tho M H church it oclock p m with the Kev William Crosslcy in chnrgo CURTISS FIELD N Feb A Levines plane Co lumbia was taken from her liangar at Curtiss field shortly after 5 Oclock this morning and loaded with 4CO gal lons of gas for a flight the destination ot which was somewhat of a mystery John Carisl Levines representative at the field ana the mechanics In sisted that the to Vlll Take Passenger Levine Wllmer Stultz his pilot and Boll queen of who arranged passage for the flight had not arrived when the plane was taken to Hoosevelt field1 for a takeoff as soon as light should permit Thomas H Kinkade motor expert was on hand to warm up the engine David IT Strother of the National Aeronautical association wns on hand to seal tho barograph whfch gave added weight to the indications that longer hop than the flight to Havana was contemplated Stultz arrived at Roosevelt field shortly after 6 oclock but met all questions as to the planes destina tion with an evasive grin Motor Warmed Up The plane fully fueled and Its motor warmed was moved to tho east end of the field ready foV n takeoff At 7 oclock neither Levine nor Miss Boll had appeared But were said to be on their way to the field At 9 a Stultz was still at the field but neither Levine nor Miss Boll had put in an appearance The motor had been warmed up ready for a take off at short notice Stultz steadfastly declined to Intimate the planes des tination and professed not to know where Levine was nt the time Tpftorts lo Levine unavailing and Miss Boll wore COL ROOSEVELT BACKS FARM AID Speaker Says Americans Are Too Lazy to Consider Public Questions DK3 MOINES Feb conservative fnrm program should bo demanded oC political leaders Col Theodore Koosevelt said here last night In declaring that the time has arrived to call a halt on sidestepping tho farm problem Americans he siid are too careless too lazy or too indif fcrcnt lo meet great public questions In nil frankness the reason peo pie in the prosperous urban cenlers object to any form of farm legislation is that they are afraid of any change They think It might upset the busi ness prosperity which they are cnjny declared Colonel Roosevelt Mr Roosevelt denounced AI Smith as a product of Tammany hall and as serted Tammany grips New York City by the throat With tho metropolis as n rtinsr point it has reached out and seized the slate government It la now gathering itself for a further attempt an atternpt on the Kftlier a genuine attempt should be made to enforce tho prohibition law or it should be modified to make pro hibition possible ho said Visits in Minneapolis NORA KPnrNGS Fob George Docker is visiting with hrr flauRhtcr Mrn Whitney In Minni oils K O Seulrert Jhlcngo presi dent ot tho Standard Oil company of Indiana us he an peared before tho senate com mittee investigating tho Teapot Doino leases nt Washington JAILER KILLED 2 Flyers Are Unhurt After 40Foot Drop Third Effort of lowan to Set Endurance Record Meets Failure RICHMOND Feb The third attempt ot Clarence r Chamberlln and Hoger Q Williams to act a new world record for continuous flight failed today when their plane 40 feet immediately after it had taken pff at Byrd field Neither of tho flyers was hurt but the plane was badly damaged Their MartinBellanca plane had climbed the 40 feet after rising at the end of the runway and suddenly swerved to the right and dropped The right wing tip crashed to the ground and tho heavily laden machine rolled about 200 yards into a ditch In th roughest part of the field Itluine Runway Officials expressed tho belief that the crash was due to the runway be ing too short for the plane which car ried 4GO gallons ot gasoline Chatyberlin was at the controls when the big monoplane shot down tho planked runway at 7 oclock It gathered speed rapidly and cleared the ground just before reaching the end tho runway tho tall skid striking some railroad ties at the end of the ield It shot up probably 20 feet high er then swerved and fell Chamucrlin and Williams quickl climbed out apparenlly unscathec The right wing oC the piano wa crushed the under carriage smashe and the propeller broken Waited tor Ohanvberltn eald he realized New Jersey Official Shot to Death in Corridor of State Prison N Feb loseph TInncy a deputy keeper was shot to death at the slate prison here today and a convict was critically wounded in a pistol fight in the cor ridor leading to the dininghall The lentity ot the wounded prisoner was lot made known According to early reports two In mates opened fire on Tinney with au tomatics as they were being marched breakfast TInncy fell mortally wounded as other deputies rushed to lis assistance firing as they ran The wounded convicts was disarmed There wag no disorder among the other prisoners but all were returned lo their cells for the day French Flyers Leave Mexico for New Orleans VALBCJKVA AIRFIELD Mexico ity 1Vh inrl Joseph French flyc hopped ofc at a eisorn standard time today for Xow Orleans Resident of China Is Speaker at Manly H S MANLY Feb assembly on Thursday morning tho students of the Manly high school listened to a lecture hy Professor Park a native of Clilnn who is ot tho University of Minnesota Mr Park told the stu dents of present happenings in his homo country Our Weather Man lolxSGyzplio weather fiKiirca foi 2t hour period ending at a m Saturday Ilfcliml Lowest in Nifili At oclock n February evidently intent on sur nning the record for balmiuesa sol by IriHl month recorded a maximurr temperature which was 110 tic grecs above And the lowos mark of tlm night just freezinj Fridays maximum wns one degree above the highest mark touched ir Janutiry and tho minimum Fridaj rlit just tho sairio us Hie hlghos minimum on two nlphls In innuaiy At 2 oclock Saturday aftrrnoon tin fomppTatnre was 42 clogrocs nlinoH in iloirrws liolmc IJio mark a the same hour on theprevious day ground observers Elknalealilm to BB It off the runway He said he mo tloned to Williams to let out the gaso line so that the lightened machine might rise but before that could be accomplished the tail skid dragged over tho railroad ties and bounded the machine Into the air It lost balance and Chamberlln was unable to right it Ho cut off the motor and walled for the crash Chamberlin appeared crestfallen as he studied the ruins A n Marline backer of tho flight whon asked when another attempt ivouid tie made said I am not In the mood to talk about that Mechanics after a cursory examina tion of tho plane said the engine was apparently all right but that the rest ot the machine appeared to bo dam iged beyond repair Observers regarded the escape the two pilots from Injury as rcmark iblo Virtually all tho glass enclosed section of the plane was smashed Into bits To Get Another Plane Ill get another Bellanca name It Richmond arid come here and Hcak that endurance record if I live ong MrlHIne said 3R min utes nftcr the crash Marline financial barker of tho venture was talking to Giuseppe Hcl lancn in New York over long distance planning another trial Chmnbonin received a luirn on tho laml when grnhlipd nt jin oxhnuKt ipo to savo himself from falling out YOUTH PLANNED TO BOLSTER UP NSANITY PLEA ilayer Admits His Sanity in Note While in Jail LOS ANGELES Feb clive pencil of William Edward Hick nan with which he has scribbled umorous confessions and dashed oft icntal tests for alienists today Idcd tho prosecution with a rfew capon in Us attempt to rip oundatlon from under tho Blayeri nsanlty defense The latest work of prlsoneri encil a supposedly secret letter to nother county jail prisoner was In reduced yesterday In tho states croei xamlnatlon of the defenses last wit A S Skoogr ot Kansas City It disclosed Hickmans intention to tage a laughing screaming diving ct in the courtroom perhaps In ront of old man the father t littlo Marian Parker the alayerV choolglrl victim Depositions Not All these depositions arent enough prove mo said the letter vritten after the present sanity trial vas well under way Ivegot to hrow a fit in court and I Intend to hrow a laughing screaming diving act boforo the prosecution finishes tnelr Iront ot old man Parker Himself Then to bewilder the jury the case Is ended Ill get up and ask the Judge if I can say something with out my attorney butting In Then Ill get up and give all that stuff about mcr wanting to do good by living For Goda aaJje tear this thing up jno Itgbt ilttlir The letter was signed r 3 Marines Leave on NonStop Flight to Deliver Relief Plane MIAMI Feb a threemotored Fokker monoplane destined for service with U S ma rinotroops In Nicaragua Llout Georgo If Towner and two fellow f lycra took off at a eastern standard time today on a projected nonstop to capital of that Lontral American country Second Lieut James H McHURli radioman and relief pilot and Cor poral IlobeiL Wenr mechanic wore the olhor occupants of the huge transport piano when It rose into the moonlight to begin its mile voy ige weather conditions prevailed along all tho route aided by a north cast ward Hickman alias with a few Ha Has attached and script you know and I know that Im not insane Confronted by that letter H Sltooa who had declared Hickman Insane conceded that the writer might ho either sane or insane Shortly after ward tho defense rested and the prose cution began its rebuttal Dr Cecil Reynolds then testified ns ho first of seven alienists contradlct ng the opinion of defense experts that Hlckman was unaware oC wrong TURN TO PAGE H OHIOMAYOrTS HOME BOMBED Police See Attempts to As sassinate Official of Campbell YOUXGSTOWX Feb Tho residence of Mayor T Roy Cor don Campbell n suburb or Youngs town wns bombed early In whnt pollen termed an attempt to assassin him The mayor slightly In jured by flyingglass The explosion rocket houses In the neighborhood and broke a window half a mile away Two suspects were arrested Mayor tordon recently has received a num ber of threatening letters The family was awakened by flamei ns the bombers had attempted to de stroy the house by fire as well as by large bomb Themayor received a telephone call Just a few moments before the blast He also received five calln after blast ami wns asked by the callers How did you like It Gordon is servinghis necond term is mayor He won Inst November af ter a bitter mayoralty contest Marble Rorlc Farm Sold MARBLK HOCK Fell Sfhmirit has purclmsed the John Ivranic1farm of 1 GO acres north of Marble Kouk Mr Kramer has pur a farm nenr Greene WEATHER NEXT WEEK lor Llifi Mississippi and lower Missouri vnlloys periods thnioiit temperatures mostly ahovo in southern portion and nour or nhovo In northern par don hut hrvonilfiE roldor nhuut of week over both OtaLrJcU AUNT HEX By Robert OiJilrrT tin only f Uinl looks imwo thnn a skillot of colil grease is eolTnfl grounds Ihrowcd onion the snow in Die hnck   

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