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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 21, 1928, Mason City, Iowa                                IOWA WEATHER Somewhat unsettled tonight and Wednesday In east and south portions AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PKR COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON PITY IOWA TUESDAY FEB 21 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 116 LINDY COMPLETES OLD AIRMAIL ROUTE AGAIN FORDS CHARGED WITH FRAUD IN ilNCOLNDEAL Father and Son Accused in Suit for Damages FONTIAC Feb Phe charge that Henry Ford and Ed l Ford obtained the Lincoln Motor mpany by fraud is contained in irlefs filed in the LelandFord 00 damage suit In circuit court here The accusation was made in docu inents entered In the record yesterday Woman Found Burning to Death in N J Woods Reward Offered for Latest Bomb Artists by attorneys for Henry and Wil fred Leland who are bringing the action against the Fords on behalf o other former stockholders of the Lincoln company Briefs were asked of both sides by the pre siding judge be fore passing on a motion by attor EUSEL FORD neys for the Fords 10 void the bill of complaint which al pgcs that at the time tho factory purchased at a receivership sale 1022 the Fords verbally agreed jimburse the tookhold o r s r losses In rred In the de nd a n ts lets also to Explosion Wrecks Entrance to Home of States Attorneys Aid CHICAGO Feb nineteenth bomb of the year aimed at he apartment building in which lives Lawrence A Cuneo brothertnlaw and secretary to States Attorney Rob ert E Crowe has blown the lid off of ficial patience Incensed the states attorney of fered a reward for information leading to conviction of the perpetra tors ot recent bomb outrages induct Ing those at the homes of City Comp troller Charles FitKmorrls and Munici pal Judge John A Sbarbaro Tho of for was accompanied by a promise to the informant oC immunity from prosecution The bomb last night destroyed the entrancs to the 16 apartment building in which Cuneo lives In the fashion able northside district shattering win dows in nearby places The Cuneos were not In the build Ing but other residents were routed I dont believe this outrage is du to a gambling said Cuneo No do I think it has anything to do with the Capone or Aiello gangs This is a political bomb Powerful forces arc trying to discredit the Thompson Crowo Fearing a similar attack upon the homo of Mayor Thompson Commis sioner ot Police Hughes ordered a po llco guard there and a sweepingIn vestigation of the Cuneo outrage There also were rejxjrts that a special G 0 P MEN GET FOUR OUT OF 6 ASSEMBLYSEATS grand called jury Investigation WOuId be GUARD CLAIMS 1 advari HENRX FORD top themselves Presiding Judge covert will take up fie briefs for consideration Wednes ay It tho court holds the Fords must nswer the bill a long drawn out f legal tattle is anticipated jURYfORWELBY kHUNT COMPLETED FJX Men and Six Women Accepted to Hear Murder Case j LOS ANGELES Feb Jflio trial of William Edward HIckman ind Welby Hunt youthful partners in rlme for the murder of CIvy Toms Muburban druggist today reached the I testimony stage after having dragged several days while attorneys tought over tho formation of the jury A Yesterday a Jury ot six men and a like number or with two worn i kn alternates was completed a chal by the defense that tlie entire A body was ineligible for Jury duty re U jected and the way was clear for the Vtlow of testimony to start g Both Hlckman and Hunt appeared that the tedious grind of monot tnous questioning of talesmen was Iver and that their actual trial was to start soon A total ot 115 men and women was examined before the jury Inolly waa accepted As In the first trial of Hlckman the urors will be locked up until the trial s over They were allowed to go home fast night but were Instructed to bring baggage for two weeks on Ithelr return today Hospital Attendants Testify in Hearing to Liberate Wife Slayer LIMA Ohio Feb at tendants at the Lima State hospital or the criminal insane were placed on tho stand today at the hearing be fore the fifth circuit court of appeals on the application for a writ of habeas corpus to release Georgo Remus Cin cinnati wife slayer from the institu tion Remus attorneys contend that he was Illegally committed to the hospital as tho commitment papers were im properly drawn up Remus was brot to the hospital here after jury had found him not guilty ot murder by reason of insanlts John Robinson and CG Anthony both hospital attendants in Remus ward Bald they had talked frequently with Remus and they saw nothing ir rational or dangerous In his conduct Robinson expressed the opinion Re mus was sane Robinson who was attacked several ago by a patient and rescuer by Remus recounted the Incident to the court MAY REPLACE SHAVER Two Thirds of Successful Candidates Are for Good Roads By Tlie Associated Four republicans and two democrat were chosen to fill vacancies In th Iowa legislature at special election held in 10 counties yesterday All but two of the successful cand dates were regarded as proponents o tho state road bond hi which will be considered at an extra ordinary session ot tho legislature 1 nning March 5 Yesterdays clei tions were for the purpose of fillln vacancies three in tho senate an three In the house AntiRoad Men Unopposed Tho antiroad bill men both fron northwest Iowa were unopposed democratic nominees T E Mocn rep resentative of Inwood was elected to the state senate from the fortyninth district and E O Helgason of Arm strong was unopposed as a candidate Cor tlte house of representatives from tlie 13mmet county district Jasper county sent a democrat tc tho house of representatives for the had endorsed this road bill Both men aro Newton attorneys The other successful democrat James N Hayes ot Dubuquo was elected tr the house ot representatives over Clyde Ellsworth representative Hayes held a majority of about 450 votes Sirs Thompson Defeated A woman candidate In Linn countj was defeated by Charles F Clark rep resentatlve for vacancy in the state senate Ho defeated Mrs Adah G Thompson democrat who It elected would have been Iowas first woman legislator In the other senatorial election Wil liam Cochrane representative wa elected to the upper houso from tho MillsMontgomery county district over Marion M Roberts democrat Com plete unofficial returns put tho vote at to liSS for Cochrane Voting was generally light and in ftiost instances only a fraction ot the normal voto was cast Jasper county also approved a 000 bond issue for graveling 135 miles of county roads by a vote of The same proposal was deffiatcd two years ago Will Rogers 1 OMAHA Feb Chicago last night at 10 oclock in i a snowstorm and flew to Omaha i These mail babies go thru They j can get thru weather that most people couldnt find their way from the house to the garage with a well lighted course j With good planes and good pllcts i Its safer and moro ratifying than running for a presidential nomina tion which seems to be the other tpulnr fad nowadays The farmers out here threaten to ep Morris as senator in Washing ton till they get relief If I was Pou Mr Cbolldge I would take jare of tho farmers at once Tours ROGERS Copyright 19IS BLAST STARTS SI FIRE Freeport III Is Swept by Disastrous Early Morn ing Blaze FREEPORT Feb million dollar fire swept Freeport to day Four large businesshouses were destroyed and several nearby struc tures were badly datiaged An explosion apparently of the heating plant of the Pfelffer Clothing company started the fire shortly after four a m The flames spread to the J D Penny store the building occu pied by C H Little and company and that of Hulbert and Hulbert tailors AH these were destroyed Freeport firemen called for help I from the nocUford department and the united forces brot the fire uniJci control after three hours work The old Brewster hotel a landmark since 1858 was In the path of the fire but was saved from damage Auxiliary Sponsors Ihiy CRYSTAL LAKE Feb Legion Auxiliary will present a three act play How the Story Thursday evening Two Iowa Fugitives Are Arrested After 6 Years DES MOINES Feb men who escaped from county jail hero more than six years ago have been apprehended police announced Harold Smith wanted for burglary le in custody at Toledo Ohio and Hu bert R Richardson alias John K Wittenberg charged with n fur rob bery Is under arrest at Memphis Tcnn The GlobeGazette Offers Its Readers A Booklet on Meat Meat Is undeniably one of the most expensive Items in tho food bill of the ordinary family and for this reason It is Important that it be bought and used to the best pos sible advantage The number of tasty dishes which a good cook can make out of the cheaper cuts of meat or left over meat is almost endless Directions for Intelligent market ing and recipes for the attractive preparation ot Inexpensive meat dishes are given in the meat book let Our Washington Information bu reau will procure a copy for any reader who fills out and malls tho coupon below enclosing four cents in stamps for return postage and handling Be sure to write your name and address clearly on the lines of the coupon Frederic J HasUin Director Tlie Muson City GlobeGazette Informntion Bureau Wasiiingtou D t I enclose herewith 4 ecu Is In stamps for a copy of the MEAT Name State Scientists Toad SllAy impossibility Laymen However Insist Reptile Was Taken From Cornerstone If Gov Alfred K Smith of New York controls the democratic con vention at Houston It is be lieved either H Leh man top New York who managed the governors campaign two ycurs ago or Mayor Frank Hasue Jer sey Ctty below New Jersey dcm tidnal Campaign quarters would beinNow York it is reported RUSH EFFORT TO GETJ1EED JURY Injured School Teacher in Court Alone to Hear Testimony OTTAWA Feb thrco prospective jurymen selected to try Hiram Reed young farmer on a charge ot bombing the Pleasant Val ley schoolhouso last November Judge Frank Hayes today sought to see the Jurybox filled before adjournment ot court In an effort to speed up the selec tion ot the jury the court took a hand in examination of vcniremen lola Bradford former fiancee of Reed whose life he Is alleged to have sought when he is said to have placed a bomb in the stove of the school house where she taught took her seat alongside States Attorney Russell O Elanson atone She did not speak to the defendant who she said had promised to marry her the night be Toro she was injured in the explosion A petition ot tho defendant which asked that the state be compelled to suppress a confession he is said to have made while a prisoner in county jail was overruled by the court for the His attorney George Springer Pcorla claims the confes slon was obtained under coercion and misrepresentation Reed Is being tried first on the charge of bombing the school but Is also charged with an attempt to Miss Bradford EASTLAND Feb Removal here of a horned toad from o cornerstone sealed more than 30 years ago today found zoologists and laymen deadlocked In a dispute as to how lonff such a reptile can Judge Edward Pritchard remained firm In his declaration that he wit nessed removal of the toad from the scaled crypt and that he watched It slowly come to The judge was supported by other witnesses H A Parks superintendent of the company engaged in tearing down tlip structure Insisted that the corner stone had not been tampered with but prominent zoologists declared such n thing was An Dr William H Mann director ot the National Zoological park at Wash ington branded tho claim as abso lutely A horned toad which as a matter ot fact is not a toad at all but variety of lizard is a surface creature and could live only a short time with out air or said Dr Mann Dr Raymond L Lltmjirs curator o the New York Zoological Gardens de scribed this species ot toad as ex tremely delicate and shut in withou air would live only a short time II believed that It could live three o four months without food I Skeptical persons accepted the view of these authorities as shifting th burden of proof to tho laymen whil hundreds continued to point to th toad on exhibition here as evldenc of the truth of the story Cant Verify Story be faund who actual thffstone ivh the cOurillbuse liwals1 dedicated 1 IT Jii Wood who obtained toad for this purpose said he hud leave to play in a band during a di pute over objections to placing an thing alive In the Meanwhile the toad appeared to b approaching normal except that It ha made no attempt to eat It continue under observation as if its moulh ha grown together It so an operatic Is planned DEMOCRATS OF IOWA INDORSE HOUSEL BAKER arty Includes 2 Hampton Men in Slate for June Primaries DBS MOINES Feb rs of the democratic party In Iowa neetlng here yesterday to prepare si late of candidates for the Juno pri lary election selected L W House t Humboldt and Norman Baker o luscatino as candidates for governor The conference called by Mrs W E taulsby state chairman and attendee jy United States Senator Dan Steck ndorsed a complete list of candidate or stato offices Mr llousnl two years ago was th lartys candidate for lieutenant gov ernor and Baker is proprietor of radi station KTNT at Muscatine Finch Gets Support For lieutenant governor Robert L Finch of Des Moines iilumnl secretary ol Drake university was approved Others indorsed as candidates for state offices are Auditor Walter H Dewey Charlton secretary ot state Mrs W C Becker Dubuque secretary ot agriculture Vlnton B Hamilton Hampton state llothing Had Been Soaked in Gasoline Motorists Discover Woman With Saturated Clothing on Fire MORR1STOWN N Feb death ot an unidentified voman found with her gasoline satur ated clothing In flames was under in vestigation by the state police today State Trooper Leon held the theory that the woman had been taken in an uitomobilo to the lonely snot about a mile from Bernardsvllle where she wag found gasoline poured over her clothing and then set afire She died at All Souls hospital three hours after being taken there by Enow Campbell ot Bernardsvllle a passingmotorist who discovered her liiight and beat out the flames She was unconscious with flames envelop ing her head and shoulders when Campbell came uyion her and never recovered her senses Officers who vis ited the scene said there were several pools of gasoline near the spot Jumped Front Auto The woman was about 35 yeara old of medium build slightly gray hair LONE EAGLE IS FIRST TO LAND ON HOME FIELD AtlanticGood Will Hero Guest of Buddies at Chicago ST LOUIS Feb a big Douglas mail plane ahead oC schedule Col Charles A Lindbergh landed at LambcrtSt Louis field at J a today completing a roundtrip over his airmail route between St Louis and Chicago In an effort to ad vertise the postal air service Tho response of the public to his appeal was far iMjyrfhd the fondest dreams of airline operators From St Louis alone yesterday afternoon Lindbergh and five other flgyers carrier pounds and 31 ounces o mail matter Approximately half a ton additional was picked up at Springfield and Pcorla Lnnds at Tcorin nt Alter a uuict night with his fellow pilots In the apartment oC a flyer nt Chicago Lindbergh was at tho Chi cago flying field shortly after fi a today At with the cockpit of hln piano filled to the lop with mall the flying colonel took the air wife and a neighbor James Murdock when bo found the woman When they first saw the flames they believed ure Fort Mine Death Toll in Kinlock Blast Expected to Mount PITTSBURGH Feb isolated section of the Ivinlock oal mine scene of an explosion last Ight in which two men were known have been killed and nine others rapped probably claimed two addl ional lives today when five men un nformed of the blast attempted to go o wock and were overcome by deadly ises Whilo rescuers were attempting to earn the fate of the men trapped In lie main woikings the five others ad entered that section of the mine nown as the brick several niles away Gas from the first explosion had ticked back into these tunnels nnd wo the five about a mile inside vere oveivotne and were believed to IB dead Three others escaped on a mine car drawn by a mule As the animal haili ng the three miners pulled the car to tho mine mouth It collapsed and died Madison railroad commissioners J W Dwyer Oelwein long term and S T Galvin Hampton short Tho nominating committee asked that its action not be construed as a bar to other democratic candidates Steck Temporary Chairman Charles W Storms Fort Madison was recommended as a prospective member of tho state board control Senator Steck will be tho temporary chairman oC tho democratic delegate convention here April 20 Mrs Mauls by announced Mrs Madge ONeill Columbus Junction will bo vice chair I man Elkader Attorneys to Defend Youth Held fon Attacking Young Gir ELKADER Feb local attorneys have been engaged t defend Edward Carlveau ot Oconto held in jail here charged will assaulting Miss Teresa IJahn of Mar cjucttc a high girl on Feb 12 Carlveau claims that ho was neve at Marciuette until taken there by of after lelns arrested at LaCrosse on Feb 0 ITe says he left Mai aluilltown to walk to Parkersburg and after getting a lift from a motor 1st stayed there several days Former Prize Ring Star Is Found Deac NEW YORK Feb gangster shot thru the heart In a gar iPhly furnished apartment in th lironx night identified lo as William Doyle former lightwelRh boxer Identification was made hy hi widow Further Investigation led pi Ice to discard on rnrly theory thn the place was a rendezvous of Interim DEFENSE ADMITS IOWA MURDER SUSPECTS FREE Arrested Are Able to Furnish Alibis in Keokuk Slaying K12OKOK Feb of ficials still seeking clews that may lead to the discovery ot the slayer of Earl Paris a night watchman here Saturday night an inquest was a chcl ulerl for 2 p m today Suspects questioned established al bip and officers been unableto incl a motive for the alaylnfir The cun which fired tho fatal shot s msf Followlng a thoro grilling by D J McXamara county attorney yester day afternoon H Lewis a Negro held is a suspect was released after it was decided that he had given a complete account ot his whereabouts Saturdaj night Thrco additional men questioned were also released McMillan Continues to Deny Responsibility for Wom ans Death LOS Feb defense admission that Dr Charles M McMillan had forged a will In the name of Mrs Amelia Applcby foi whose murder ho Is on trial here was singledout by the prosecution today as the chief motive In the case The Dr McMillan wrote the which bequeathed to him tho property of the wealthy wld made yesterday when the de fenae announced H make a stlp illation to Hint effect and would put the accused man on tho stand to tell why he did it McMillan who acted ns Mrs Apple bys business advisor stoutly main tains he dltl not kill the woman The will dated August 6 last was found in McMillans possession when he was arrested that one ot the roadside stands which lot the roadside in the vicinity was on tire When they got near they discovered that it was a woman Climbing hur riedly out ot the car they obtained snow and extinguished the Ilainea in the rear seat they started for the hospttal athigh speed Fire Started Again In a few moments the womans clothing again burst Into flames and they were forced to stop lift her from he cnr and again extinguish the fire vlth snow Her legs and right side were badly nirned and her right hand and arm charred Examination of bits of clothing sal vaged from tho Tire show that she hnd jeen a woman of means She wore a icalskln coat with a heavy collar and i gold wrist watoh Is JFamous Murder Spot The spot where tho woman was ound Is about two miles from the loint in Bernard township where the unidentified body ot a woll dressed nan was found two weeks ago The nan had been strangled County Prosecutor Francis L Her en stated today that he believed tho woman had been drugged or made un conscious before she was placed be ilnd the roadside stand where sho wna found Fresh tracks of an automobile ed to the rear of the building The au tomobile had been backed away from the scene The theory of suicide wns ncouled uecauso no containers in which the gasoline might have been transported were found in the vicinity Coroner R T Totten Morris Plalns after a cursory examination said he rould discover no marks of vinlrncn on the body vay again Ho landed at Springfield ils second atop at and took off again within the five minutes pro vided by the postal schedule Just 50 minutes later loss than 100 watchers at the flying field heard this drummlng of his motor to the north The Douglas driving thru the stnoks pall at more than 100 miles an hour shot across the Hold moment later ClimblnsBllshUy Lindbergh swung his ott Tthe easily landed In iron t of the national guard hanrar Tufa to Mail WnjEon Lindbergh tailed his ship up to the waiting mail wagon and leavingthe plane In charge of mechanics quickly doffed his fur lined flyingstilt frtop ped a few mlnntes to talk to news papermen and prepared to leave the field for the daj In reply to questions aa to his fu ture plans ha said ha Intended to fly to Albany N next week for n conference on Feb 29 at which n state aeronautical rode would be discussed On the folowlng day he its scheduled to appear at nn educational convention In Chicago Ho said he did not think he would fly the Spirit of St Thompson P Nelson ClevelandNew Torlc airmail route flyer and an did time flying mate of Lindbergh left Chicago at a with another load of mall and arrived here at a m Other pllotn were held at Chi cago awaiting mall from New York and the Pacific coast A LA SAMUEL PEPYS OXFORD JUNCTION DOCTORTO PEN Dr Jesse L Cook Given 10 Years for Death of Eva Thompson ClvDAP RAPIDS Feb Or Jesse L Cook Oxford Junction convicted three weeks ago of the mur der of Miss Eva L Thompson 19 Ox ford Mills was sentenced to 10 years in the slate penitentiary at Fort Madi son by District Judge FL Anderson here today Cooks attorneys filed a notice ot ap peal to the supreme court and asket for a transcript of evidence It was announced that he would be taken to prison Immediately Miss Thompson died in a local hos pital Inst August following an alleged illegal operation Carbon Monoxide Fumes From Stove Cause Death of Rock Valley Visitor ROCK VALLEY Feb Overcome by carlion monoxide gas Tred Ellis Greeley a former of Rook Valley was suffo cated to death hers at tho house of relative JIlss Stella Farroenter Ellis lad built a fire in tho soft coal stove before going to bed last night and while ho was asleep the stove gave oft deadly fumes that resulted In his death CHICAGO Feb Col Charles A Lindbergh were a dlarylst after the fashion ot one Samuel Pepys and If he were chronicling the happenings ot yesterday he might have written In truth betimes and to the air mail field at Kt Louis where awaited a right goodly tonnage of clr mail which was to he transported by myself ami five companions to Chica go via Springfield and Peorla 111 I have flown this route In tho days be fore I abandoned alr mall flying hard ly more thsn a year ago for transAt lantla flights and good will jatmts hither and yon It was p m by chrono meter when wo left the ground at St Louis winging north and cast Only a abort stop was made at Spring TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 1 Our Weather Man Bowman and Skromme Unov onough nlioyt it to not make engage moms too far apart In I he mud roads I part of the Tribune About all kBOW of a rnvonthr nature for flnjfpolo flitting Is lhat fellow can go prctly hlpth In his prj Enterprise OlobcGazettK weather figures for 21 hour period ending at oclock a m Tuesday Highest above Ixmeat In nlfiit above At i abovo With the wind shifted from the northwest into the south tho weather Tuesday morning look a turn for the worse Snow began falling at about 7 oclock and by midforenoon a young blizzard in Iho nifiklng But what can one cxprfit of February this month with a bad AUNT HEX By Robert Quillon If Fanny is losiu her husband its hor own fnull A man is always Iruo to Ihc woman that brags on him   

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