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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and Sunday rising temperature tonight and In east and southern portions Sunday AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES North Iowas Dally Newspaper Final Edition Edited For the Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEB 25 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SERVICE NO 120 BANDITS BOMB MAIL CAR AND GET i DR M1LLAN IS FOUNDGU1LTYOF APPLEBYDEATH Jury Recommends Life Imprisonment for For mer Texas Doctor LOS ANGELES Feb A strand of yellow thread woven Into two pieces of canvas In such a way that It attracted the eye ot eight women jurors helped to convict Dr Charles M McMillan of the sack murder of his employe Mrs Amelia Appleby wealthy widow The jury yesterday found the for mer Colorado Texas physician guilty ot first degree murder and recom mended life imprisonment The yellow thread run thru the canvas which was found wrapped ahout the wealthy widows body and thru a similar piece discovered in theslain womans automohile in her garage Yellow Thread Impqrlant Six of the eight women on the jury agreed that the yellow thread had been one of the strongest links In the chain oE circumstances upon which they convicted McMillan It was the same thread sewn In both they said after the trial ended it satisfied ns that the woman was killed in her own home and that Dr McMillan did the It didnt surprise me the convicted man stammered in com menting on the verdict He was grave with tilt1 same stocial indifference he maintained thruout his trial in which he admitted forging the Appleby which bequeathed to him the sntirp estate 01 his victim The state the forged will was the of the doctors murder mo Cerro Gordo Republicans indorse Frank Lowden TOAD IS RIPS RIVAL la wtHc Jury s tweu ty rrLog1 Angeles home A bruised forelieacl Indicated to the state thot she hnd been struck un conscious before Toeing trussed up and Cumped in the roadside brush The county autopsy surgeon testi fied tlie wealthy widow of EL Chicago had diect of exposure Skremme Worker Quits to Join Bowman Forces A MRS Fcl to officers of lie llolnnd Governor club FT II Peterson former Skronmie campaign worker toduy de clured he had voluntarily deserted the causo of Sc nn tor La rs J 8k roni mo am instead of services being ter minal M at the instance of the sen ator he wns actually urged not lo riult Mr Peterson reiterated his claim that he joinocl the Bowman for gov ernor campaign and deserted Skroni nm because of a not to see the activities divided Siicnlists liave doclareil Hint It is impossible but Judge Ed Prit chunl abuvc of KasiJxml county Texas declares thai this horned toad walled up liv the corner stone oF tlie ciumty courthouse 31 years ajo lias bceu removed alive Thousands of Texans have been visiting EaKtlaml to view theRip of the frog kingdom whoiiiis liieeii functionliig iiormaj his re leaf o Plane Motor Without Gas Being Tested Lindy Observes Demonstra tion of Invention at Sel f ridge Field HULLUTIN DI5THO1T Feb Col Charles A Lindbergh and four St Ixiuls business men who ac companied him here fnnn SI Iiouis took off from Scl ficid in a Hyan monoplane at 1 n in today for an unan nounced destination Feh 25 AP MaJ WILLIS HOOVER FILE PAPERS IN 1928 CAMPAIGN Both Wait Until Last Day to Get Formally in Race COLUMBUS Feb Filing of formal declarations of can didacy for president with the secre tary of state by Senator Frank B Willis and Secretary Herbert Hoovet in the Ohio presidential preference pvlmary April 24 today gave impelu to the for control ot Ohios 51 delegate to the republican nationa1 convention1 After days of close guarding of theii plans both candidates came forwarc yesterday the last possible day for doing so with their formal declara tions of candidacy ana a complete llsl of candidates for delegates The action assures a fight to finish Political observers predict the largest republican vote in Ohios his tory in the forthcoming primary witV both camps getting out all available votes In an attempt to obtain contro of the Ohio delegation to tho Kansas City convention The vote In the ircfcrential contest will not be binding on delegates but It assures a splrltet campaign for popular endorsement Frank O Luwilen former governo of Illinois wag the most Popular sec ond choice of the Willis slate of dele gates being selected by four ot th seven delegates at large and 30 til district delegates Next In popu larlly in Willis listwajs Gol Charlei retired pu lislter ami Kansas aS was naVned iHbnd a tnumbe ofdelegates Police Rescue Score in Des Moines Fire Extension Expsrt Aids Mitchell Boys Clubs OSAGK Feb P Hoed ot the extension bureau of tho state college fit Ames has been working in Mitchell county the past xveeJc organizing boys and girla rlubs in the raising of dairy calves pure bred sows and litters pure bred gilt warkct pig colts po tatoes and in garden clubs One hundred boys and girls in the county were members of clubs last year and it is anticipated that there will be a large Increase this coming year Mrs John McSweeney Little Ccdar will have charge of the girls work place of Mrs George Kapka who has moved to California constitutional bill of rights he amended to the effect that The should every husbandkiller shall he ajudged insane until proved iliaiiarxilis Star Will Rogers WATERLOO Feb 21 That Hoover is turning out to be a bet ter politician than everybody gives him credit for He Is tho only man since prohibition has been In that is for the drjS hut not against the wets Both sides been studying it and the more they rend It the more It looks like it is for both oC them Passed thru Chicago this morn incr Since this homb throwing at officials fWi Mayor went to Washington to nee about flood relief WILL nOGEHS Copyright J92R Thomas O Lanphier flight command er at SelfriiSge field told the Associat ed Press today that experiments arc eing mndo at the field with an air plane motor operated elcctromagnetl tally without fuel hut that nothing definite as to its practicability had cen developed The flight commander said that tlie motor invented by Jester J Hcnder shot a Pittsburgh electrical engineer may or may not amount to any depending upon future tests Major Laupliier also was authority for tho statement that Col Charles A Lindbergh and D BanPent mana ger for tho inventor witnessed an ex periment with the motor yesterday in a hangar at the field hut he declared that Lindbergh had no connection with the invention EtiiSiusiastir The major who said lie also wit nessed the test of the motor appeared enthusiastic over it hut declined to discuss the possibility of it revolution izing automotive power He refused to discuss details of the motor but William B Stout president of the Stout Air Service who said he viewed Ihe model in Pitts burgh three weeks ago declared It draws its energy directly from elec trical currents In the air or ground Stem said the demonstration he saw was very Impressive and actually uncanny and declared he would like to see a large model operated Draws Energy From Air Stout said the model he saw was ahout the size of motors used to oper ate vacuum cleaners and ma chines and was similar In appearance to any small electrical motor I wag he said that Ihe revolutionary feature was a hitherto unknown manner of winding arma ture Hendershot said he had succeed ed In winding the armature in such a way that it draws energy directly from electrical FEAR FOR 500 ON ITALIAN SHIP Vessel Unheard of After Collision With Russian Steamer Kent England Feh no trace found of anj survivors ot the Italian steamer Al cantara which was in collision will tho Russian training ship Tovariscl III the fogenshrouded strait of Dovo yesterday the Kentish coast was he Binning to worry about the fate of th Tovarlsch today Altho the Tovarlih was reported t be trying to miilto Southampton there Is considerable anxloty as to he present whereabouts since no wlrelcs has been rcclvd from her since th SOS calls wero sent out after th collision The fear Is expressed In some quar ters that the Russian ship may hav sunk with tho 100 cadets she carried Reports to shipping and other agen cles however afford no confirmatto for such fears Berve Annual Dinner rvDCRfOUD Fob of the Congregational ohuroh srrvtd their annual Washington dinner on Feh Thrre was a good alUuul ance nltho bad roads kept many il The GlobeGazette Offers Booklet on WellBalanced Diets Are you serving wellbalanced meals The problems of food selec tion often cause the conscientious housewife a good deal of worry Adequacy wholesomeness tlveness and cost must all be con sltlered The government booklet entitled Good Proportions in the Diet covers thoroly every detail of food selec tion It tells what kinds of food are needed gives the proportions and amounts of food required and suggests a number of menus for wellbalanced meals Every woman who is responsible for the menls of a household should have a copy of this booklet Send for yours today Fill out and mall tho coupon below enclosing four cents in stamps for return postage and handling Frederic J llasUin Director Tlie Mason City GlobeGazelle Information Bureau Washington D C I endow herewith 4 cents In stuinpK for a copy of flic bonli let GOOD PROIOKTIONS IN TJIK D1KT Name Slrect Cily Klato ipartment House Destroyed in Early Morning Blaze 4 Persons Hurt DES MOINES Feb wenty persona were rescued by olice when an early morningfire le troyed the Harrington apartments t 667 Sixteenth street In what fire en described as one ot Des Molnes orst fires in months The entire building was enveloped n flames ana fire officials said the tructure would be a total loss At S oclock this morning firemen ere confining their efforts to Iceep ng the flames from spreading to sur ounding buildings CO Persons In Building Sixty occupants were in the building hen the flames broke out in the base nent about a m The origin of lie blaze Is unknown By the lime firemen had arrived at ie scene the flames and smoke were eyond control and firemen were di ecting their efforts to rescuing per ons calling for help from the second tory rooms Many persons were trapped In their ooms and ladders were brot into play n rescuing the occupants Walter rarkhlll was made uncon clous while escaping from the burn ng building when he was struck on he head by a falling beam He was nirned on the legs and arms Mrs Cathryn Cooper also a resident of the iparlmetit was slightly burned on the ace and hands 4 Overcome by Smoke Four persons were overcome by smoke and four were taken to the lospltal for treatment Burnett said that tour tire station outfits on the Job STATE DEMANDS SPEED ON LOCAL WATERPROBLEM Heads of Local Plants Outline Progress in Solving Question Officials of the American Beet Su gar company the Decker packing plant and the city were asked to give definite statements oa to the progress of water purification in Mason City an outline ot their plans for the drily Jwoiiid be Wer th e t 2 0 0 0 0 0 few persons were able to save any of their belongings from the building Many persons were forced to flee the flames In scanty clothing HOUSE NAVY BILL THOTINADEQUATE Coolidge Believes Measure Insufficient for Needs of Department WASHINGTON Feb President Coolidge Is of the opinion lhat tho bill approved by tho house naval committee lor IS new warships does not meet what the navy consid ers its needs hut he looks upon the measure as a start In the right di rection Thn bill given unanimous committee action cnlls for 15 cruise ra and ono airplane carrier aa against n tolal oC 71 ships recommended by secretary Wilbur It Is tho presidents view however that very likely no more than 16 slilwt could be during the next ftve years and in that time arrange ments could foe made for the addition al craft if still desired Onofeature ot the bill proscribing a time limit for completing construe tlon iocs not meet the presidents np proval but he understands that the stipulation would not bo biding upon nny future congress which might re vise that provision and draft au al together new building program future by A H Welters chief engi neer oC the slate department of health here Friday Mr Welters requested the state ments In order that they mlgrht be Included In a report to tho state exec utive committee Orders from that ornmittee two years ago required the sugar beet factory tho packing plnnt ind the city to abate the alleged lulsance before Jan 1 1027 Tile dale was later extended to Oct 1 1027 The citys problem is primarily one oC stated City Manager P F Hopkins He voiced the belief that the ultimate solution of the prob lem for the city lay In increasing the capacity oC the present plant and tho correction oC the volume of excessive sibvcHs MaMerSiirvoj ve working in conjunction with the Curry Enginee ing company of Webster City made a thoro survey of the sanitary sewer system of the city to determine If pos sible tho amounts and locations of In filtrations coming into sewers According to the city manager this survey revealed that a great amount ot the infiltration in the Willow creek main Is resulting because the main runs under tho stream bed of Willow creek and that it would bo practical 0 reconstruct it to shut out the water Me voiced the belief that such reloca tion might result in cutting down the infiltration by half a million gallons 1 day Tile city manager stated that an ap propriation oC had been made to start the reconstruction on the out fall sewer which runs to the plant and the Willow creek sewer It resulla Justify It additional appropriations of not less than will he made Tie Rlated tliat it was more desirable to put into a project for culling down tho Infiltration than to put the same amount Into tho plant which would entail a greater initial cost and operating expense Keloralioii of Sewer The city plans also call for tlio re location of the creek main on higher ground because of the seepage of water thru the cracks ot the pres ent main According to E R Selhy treasurer of Jacob E Docker and Kon W II Balrd manager ot the American Beet Sugar company ami P F Hopkins city manager the time allotted for the Gargantuan task was not sufiolent Belwcen 1021 and 1023 Deckers bull I a plant designed to aid In the elimina tion ot waste matters from their plant TUKN TO PAGE 12 COLUMN I Wife of Hampton Editor Succumbs in Hospital HAMPTON Feb I L Stuart 62 years old wife of one of tiic editors of the Franklin County Record er died suddenly Inthe Lutheran hos pital here this morning Altho Mrs Stuart had been feeling poorly for several dajfs and had been in the hos pital a week her death was unex pected Mrs Stuart Is survived by her hus band one son Ralph Stuart Uamp ton and a daughter Mrs L C Bar ley Audubon and her mother Mra E Klemmer No arrangements for the funeral have been announced Belmond High School Debaters Win From Tama Feb local high whool rfiffirmntivo debating tram arll crl another victory to Its list Thurs day afternoon when 11 met and defeat ed the Tama high school negative team hern 3 to 0 This was third round of tho stale debate series WEBSTER CITY JURIST IS DEAD Judge Thompson Succumbs Suddenly at Home to Heart Disease WEBSTER C1TT Feb Judge G D fThompson serving his 11 years on tho bench of the eleventh dls trict court died suddenly at his home here today from heart disease ITs had been in good health and yes terday held court here finishing ti fourth of a five weeks term Judge Thompson was nearly f years old lie is survived by a and four children Tha only son George Thompson is nnststant ciiy at torney at Cincinnati Ohio Central Press telcphoto ol Miss Margaret Brown former gover ness for a wealthy New York IdetiHHeu1 as the woman net afiro wflh gasoline and left to lie on a road near MorrisloHii N by an unknown man FAYETTE MAN DISAPPEARS riends and Relatives Can Find No Trace of 1VL H Caudle 19 Delegates Selected for State Parley fonley J Glass Presides James E Blythe in Key note Speech Cerro Gordo countys 19 delegates will go to the state republican conven loii at Des Molnes not bound by in structions but with ths indorsement of the presidential candidacy of Frank O Lowden aa their guide The county republican convention In the courthouse Saturday at 11 oclock where the 19 delegates and alternates wero elected went on rec ord as recognizing that Mr Lowden was a genuine friend of the agricul tural Interests ot the country and earnestly favored his Thlg Indorsement waa made by a vote on a resolution presented the convention by James B Blylhe who gave a short address on the achieve ments of the republican party Delegations Chosen The delegates to the state conven tion included one woman while five women mlide tho alternate list The delegates were R P Clough T A Potter G E Cress E W Clark C H McNlder J E Blythe C A Knutson Mrs Daisy Hatliorn B C Way R It Richardson Ralph Lloyd Jones W L Bliss If J Bryant W Earl Hall W J Holahan Stanley L Haynea F J Hanlon D A Webster and S A Sirrino Tho alternates are W G C Bagley R S Stanbery Will McArthur John Tenklns R J Glass A J Foenei Irene Bell Mrs D H Campbell M D McEachron Ian Gildner J Holden Mrs Sarah Bufflngton Mr Ralph Hayden Miss Helen Has Harry Bonder gard C 33 Wells Ear J man Glass Made Chairman The convention was called to oirte by Mr Stanbery chairman ot th county republican central commute after which a temporary organlza tlon was effected with Remlcy J Glass ns chairman Mrs Bufflnglon vice chairman Miss Hass secretarj and Miss Flora Harris assistant ner rotary On a motion by Garfle Breess the temporary organization was made permanent Mrs C B Dakfn Mr Holden o Plymouth and F O Atherton ot Clea Lake made up the credentials corn mitteo niydie Is Spenner Mr Blythe in tils address picture the republican party as tho domln ROBBERS FLAG TRAIN AT POINT OUT OF CHICAGO Passengers and Crew Are Terrorized by Wild West Tactics Feh II Caudle 110 years old a retired farmer ivlng In Payette disappeared from e Thursday and as yet no trace ins been found as to his whereabouts Ho had recently harrowed rout one oC the hanks for work on ills and on the day of his dcpar ure he drew out of this money saying that ho was going to use it 01wcnk on ono of his buildings He also shaved off a mustache that ha lad been wearing for a year by way of preparation for ills exit from Fay etto liCo At ho time of his disappearance ills wlfo nervine on the jury at Union in tho Rcvins bnuk trial His son T II Caudle who works a farm near Iayctte seems to he un iblo to give n motive for his fathers strnngo actions altho someof his friends hlame a possible menial dis order which they think might have een suffered as a result of an acci dent some time ago in which ho fell ff a load oC hay No strange untlons hownver had oen noticed prior to his dsappcar unce TURN TO PACK 12 COLUMN B Report 2 Men Sought for Indiana Murders Passed Thru Fairmont FAIRMONT Feb cording to IT O Miller meat market proprietor and several garagemen John Burns and Samuel Baxter fugitives from La KayeHe where tho men are wanted for the slaying ol two deputy sheriffs who were taking them to Pendleton reformatory were here Tho men were about town most all day Wednesday looking at second hand cars Mr Miller recognized them from newspaper photographs Burns bought a ring of bologna In the Miller meal market and Mr Miller gut a good view of his face Nothingmore was fern of them ARKANSAS MINE DEAD TOTAL 13 No Cause Determined for Gas Explosion in Tunnel JENNY LtND Feb Its losses counted up Ibis llttl mining community today waa inoiirr Ing Us 13 of a gas ex plosion In thetunnel of a coal shafl Led by Claud Speigel state mlno li spector rescue crews worked all thr yesterday until late In the nigh clearing tunnels and bringing 01 bodies until tho last was necouiile for Only Tack Williams was left un der ground Wreckage and fumes hindered tho work of relief Causa of the explosion was not nn nounced until after rcscuo work bnen completed last night and In spector Speigel ended examination of the two shafts affected Only one man was killed In the shaft where the explosion originated ho said BULLETIN CHICAGO Feb detectives today found abandoned on the saulh side tho automobiles used by tlie half dozen robbers who got by robbing lie utai car of a Grand Trunk train LJeut Cusaclc said he had Information which might lead to the of the robbers within a few hours CHICAGO Feb a zen masked robbers using wild west dies held up a Grand Trunk local all and passenger train on the fringe Chicago today terrorized 75 pas ngers and train employes blasted mall car and escaped with at least and possibly more The holdup waa staged at ths Men ial spot where a train rob ery waa executed a year ago and 10 police believe the same gang ex cuted tha second coup Ono of tiia robbers boarded rain a local between Chicago and ort Huron at Chicago with a cket at Evergreen Park about 12 nllcs from the downtown station Ths rain stopped at tho flag stop and this obber got off A quarter of a mile own tho track flvo men wearing ilack masks and khaki coveralls flagged the train consisting ot two coachca two baggage cars and a mal car Passengers Terrorized Aa the train ground to n stop part ov the robbers armed with shot guns ani pistols Invaded tho coaches tlrlnir promiscuously and torporlzlng the passengers Others of the band rounded up the train crew and herded the crew with tho passengers where part of lie robbers were on truard Tivo of tho gang carrying explosives went to tho mall car which was locked They set a charge of explosive in the vestibule of the mull car blowing It down then entered and subdued two mall clerks two government n gen Is guard Ing he money Ono of the clerks was struck over ho head when ho attempted to re list otherwise no ono was Injured altho more than 50 shots wero fired Took Money Pouches Tho two men with the explosive fter turning over tho guards to hose watching tho pasKengcrf Wasted he mall car safo and gathered un two nail pouches containing the cash con igned to two Harvey bonks where It was to bo used to meet tho payrolls f Industries there Tho robbers as soon as they had gathered up the cash called lo thch ccomplices who Bllll menaced pns sengers anil crew with tlictr wenpcxns all backed to a largo touring car which OIIG of them started The men then clambered In and sped away The train proceeded to Harvey vhero the mall clerks telephoned lo uslal authorities here Sent Another Shipment OC tho money stolen a ilpment from tha federal reserve ank in Chicago to Iho First National mnk of Harvey Tho money was to moot a two weeks lay roll for Unco or four Harvey fac tories said T U llmlsun vlco preti lent of the Hurvoy Iwnk The did not represent a tho Klrst National ut Harvey ha ld since It still was technically in the control of Ihe Chicago rcserva mnk It probably was fully Insured Mr Hudson said Tho Chicago fed eral reserve hank Immediately sent a lupllcato shipment If shes fifty and a gossip she It iust trying to get a vicarious kick out of Hiipiils Gazelle Oar Weather Man Hnys Farm Keh T Clarion his purchased tho 121 n if loe KHthiirdsoii loraltd of Woolstork The farm in well proved and Iho rcnsideration was an acre possession to be given at once after oclock After they had dickered with Al Paris and O B Fol lotto for about 21 minutes or more lluy offcrcil Iaris tw n nee jntMiand the anmunt was tof small nnd lluy did mt Kfl the Nearby whrriffs have lnfn notifiof and a lOose watch htlng kept for the pair GlobeGazelle weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock a Saturday v Highest Friday above Jxiwest in At a 3 above nightn mfnfmnm of zero has been exceeded on only two nights thLs month That Isnt saying that Fri day night was particularly cold hut It IK saying Hint been a docidotlly moderate month Thoro little hope Saturday morning thut UK glare of ice on the North Iowa land scape would be melteii away durJng day AUNT HET By Robert If a front yrml is nil hoi1 Ixiuk yuiil is n HICKS iiliovc clolhcs f know pulliir without ikiu1 n i
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