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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME ED IT ON FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS ABASED WIRE SKKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 151 and Get N les STEWAKT H I N G T ownsejid p i a le American Tei phone and Tfi company nd the big in stries w h i c n been in anticipa of lab r trouble have n setting con Arable publicity oit pending con inves jjfc no Ocularly ion i the srt the Dr and j HAUPTMANN CASE Mortons Brothers Testify for Defense In N J Picture Aged Father i III IT BEDFORD call W A Hatchett the thirteenth juror i in district court here where Floyd Horton is on trial for the poison Committee GetS Letter murder of his wife Elta to Clements on Age Pension Move written F E Townsend me as if there Twelve jurors sit in the jury box i their duty to decide whether the 3S year old farmer should be i hanged sent to prison for life cr freed The thirteenth juror in tho front row of the ionchcs ears ot age work und mx Dr s lo ons in it was submiti o the house comi bS blg framca ling the Townsend taii to secretary body his faded sun squinted eyes fastened intently upon Horton was made in a i thc parades testimony of Hor E Clements rej lons illicit lovc Iife before tbc and court coi he movement In the rov pe an j jture out i or dis The thirteenth juror is Hortons Jotter Dr Townsend urged sending j fatherinlaw father of the attrnc oiit Lo obtain memberj tive wife he is accused of killing shin Jin theirsnowbound farm home James R Sullivan the commitj Feb lDj lees criinsei commented that hc Had 7 Children reasiip Dr Townsend did not want I to renlaco Edward J JIargett San CLAIM HE WAS PDfltfnti IID BV DltlmLH Ui ui DEATH OF WIFE Lawyers Indicate They Will Make Issue of Oyster Supper BULLKTJX BEDFORD Horton told from the witness stand Wed nesday afternoon his version of his the he is on trial for murdering with poison He emphatically declared he did not know hat in the jar of mruicinc his paramour Mrs Anna Johnston testified she pre pared tor him and his THE iNSiDE ran area manager as sug by Clemrnts was because arirHt was one of the hcs pro i BEDFORD Mortons attorneys laid the groundwork for their defense of the 38 year old j farmer today by seeking to estab Onee he was Bud Hatehett o lish that Horton was all broken cattle feeder and farmer with seven up after his wifes death children i Horton depicted by the state as Now only three children remain j a philandering farmer unfaithful to i of One died when a baby nother was drowned A third vanished j The fourth died in poison produced indictments returned I convulsions both his wife and his paramour is on trial for the poison capsule mur der Feb 15 of his wife Elta 37 State witnesses testified he seemed enI against Marsett were submitted to He talks but little as the second litllc movsd by his wifes death Its j the committee by Sullivan week of the trial wears away But They accused him of grand lar each morning he slides into a seal All j cony and accepting tii earnings of j whenhe can watch Horton with Guy Horton 30 Floyds brother testified he went to the Horton home the day after his brothers y to a prostitute Earlier the invosligal wi interference Perhaps he listens wife died and that Floyd took it awful I never saw Floyd and Elta have an argument or he lo state witnesses tell of his son inlaws unfaithfulness to his wife Few tors had heard lhat he received from to monthly in teer commissions from the pension drive and to his paramour Mrs Anna On taxes Clyde Conlcy Ohio Johnlorl the 95 poujd not i bridge manufacturer warned the aeiohb0r who pleaded guilty to I i house ways and means committee In the murder testified holding hearings on the 000 erstwhile ovcr program that the proposal to levy Kyps Qn on corporation income in relation Hor i and I worked for Floyd and lived i with them a whola year j 24 HOUR BATTLE ex the All in I Floyd often joked iiita it j was all in He also declared his brother ttid Cle promptly to drive independent fabricators from tie steel industry Other developments The National Geographic society said Roosevrlt would present its Hubbard gold medal to President Lincoln Ellsworth explorer economic Consider Appropriations The house considered appropria tions to moot next years operating expenses in the state justice labor anc commerce departments The senate turned to debate on i the appointment of Lamar Hardy as United States attorney for Legislators in boih chambers i heard with interest that republican loaders tentatively have selocted Governor Frank 0 Lowden I of Illinois a keynoter for tho roi rublican national convention in i i Juni The aim of the leaders it was j he A T said was to obtain a keynoter acj jful of money ceptablc to all factions in the party I I Senate Battle Seen ifford a cigar The ised him pretty he going to do0 ng out and he Town ke 5sade to in hav S Gif conference t resident Git s selection to in its early argue for the and wages to it slump as head of Bar corporation of wagecutters ashers of stockholders on who weeps squirms brow or sits slumped in his hair Mother and be said were very happy Then Mildred died when a woe baby Then Eldon left us He was 32 drowned out in Utah Then Manford left was before Elta married 14 years ago never came back We dont know where he went We used to get letters from him from Omaha mops his I Mrs Anna Johnston Floyds 195 pound stern faced widowed para mour I Anna you hadnt better stay j You better go i State witnesses testified Horton called Mrs Johnston to the Horton home immediately after his wife died and that the neighbor woman VINCENT HARRINGTON Harrington Runs for Lieutenant Governor ON PAGE 3 Cliff Hathaway to Be With Minor Loop Club ON PAGE 9 Latimer Family Routed From Bed House Burns ON PAGE 14 Lowden Expected to Be G 0 P Keynote ON PAGE 5 Mason City Auto Slv OVY Set for April 9 to i ON PAGE S 12 Points Without a Point April 1 Gift ON PAGE 7 with whom he has admitted illicit relationships remained there until Mrs Horton was buried Clyde Horton 46 another brother field undertaker who prepared Mrs ilortons body for burial Saw No Kats BORDER AT END IT h r e a t of New Russo Japanese War Seen in Clash By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A 24 hour battle which informed soviet sources asserted contained the danger of another RussoJapa nese war was reported in Moscow to have ended Wednesday j The battle was fought on the border between Manchoukuo the Japanese created empire and outer Mongolia the soviet advised state which the Chinese national govern ment still claims is a part of China Russian sources said the battle i was fought in Mongolia the Japaj nese general headquarters in Hsinking claimed it was fought in j Manchoukuo Each Accuses Other Each party to the dispute claimed the other had used airplanes and one Japanese source implied that the Mongols used poison gas Official advices received in Mos cow from Mongolia said the Man c ikuoans and Japanese had been foixed to retreat from Mongolian territory Mongolia recently concluded a mutual assistance pact with Russia under which the red army is pledged j to go to the assistance of Mongolia j in taste of unprovoked aggression A soviet spokesman said seri ous would devolve OP the Japatvesefffcvernment if the fighting in Kongoia continued Little Printed The inaccessibility of the area of as well as evidences of cen sorship prevented a detailed account of what was taking place Japanese newspapers for ex ample printed little news concerni ing the conflict Competent authorities close to j the war and foreign offices in Tokio said that if the Mongol claim of invasion was correct they were inclined to believe the troops on the border had acted without Tokios orders where he said he was making gond testificd d in a flour mill Then his letUrs brokcn up after A possible senate battle involving i tioned and then he is likely not to social security act was forei hear the question shadowed by an announcement of j But orlce lne thirteenth juror Smritor Clark that he would fight at this icssion to force ail Froscutor Locke objected j r MS asked if Mrs Johnston stopped talking He tola is foolish to have a i Now Ellas dead I brother and his wife weru post morter lone on his 3 Daughters Left j i Crew was allowed answer how Its nearly too much for mother Reached for Gun j ever and said he didnt remember and me Were getting His big jn examination Specialsuch a conversation farm work gnarled hand brushed Prosecutor James R Locke broughf further testified he had known at his eye out that Floyd told his brother Honor for many and that The three Hatchett children re maining to Bud Hatchett and his wife are married Since the trial opened Hatchett has refrained from commenting about his soninlaw unless ques I acirn on an amendment to protect WTre married private pension systems I The idea is to grant refunds of 5is mouth firo ip said for Gifi social security taxes paid by I and employes which have But said I liked Floyd when he and Elta I thought he was ail right fore a gathering r a congressional reasonably meek lings are sassy rate armies are rtised by investi oal and coke anc attacked on con in past times panies and employes pension plans of their own Pressing on with their inquiry in to American Telephone and Tel egraph company investigators of the communications commission said they would devote attention to lob bying in connection with state leg islation Suggestions on Laws Samuel Becker the commissions special counsel said Tuesday that j telephone officials at New York headquarters sent suggestions to associate Boll companies concerning ing stale legislation and that WEATHER PLAYS APRIL 1 TRICK Zero or NearZero Readings Forecast as Snow Falls on Whole State Clyde that he and Elta quarreled Floyds reputation for truth is the day before she died that he He admitted in cross exam reached for a gun and said lets end it that Elta replied Im Severe Earthquake in Pacific Recorded MANILA sever earthquake centered miles south of Manila apparently in the region of the Celebes was recorded on seismographs here Wednesday CHARLES ZIED Wonders confession later re pudiated to the Lindbergh kid napmurder gave Bruno Richard Hauptmann a more days of life whfn a New Jersey grand jury asked more time to study it before Hairptnutnns execution Zied Philadelphia cop ivho was lo have preceded Haupt mann to the clPctfic chair was granted a 30 day reprieve hy Harold G Hoffman not ready to die Clyde also admitted Floyd and Klta has spats and that him about other he knew of Mortons affairs with other women The defense recalled Frank Ladd Mrs Johnstons farm hand and brought from him that he never saw STARTED BY TMYeather SAFE CRACKERS a rat on Mrs Johnstons farm or observed any poison Mrs Johnston testified she brought the poison to kill rats i Secretive on Plans she kidded Indicating they would make an of an oyster supper Mrs Johnston testified she served Hor ton his wife her father Lem Ross Ruth Slagle young school teacher j Defense Attorneys Homer S who lived with her and her farm I Stephens and James A Lucas were hand b rank Ladd defense attorsecretive as to their defense plans neys questioned Herbert Owens but said they would call about 15 who earljer testified he I witnesses and that Horton would sotd Mrs Johnston the poison she take the stand confessed purchasing Poison Tustes Bitter j Owens said the poison found in Mis Mortons body tastes bitter FORECAST such suggestions have been lowans by mantling the state with in the snow Temperatures also turned latest lobby got a flying start as Thomas Princeton university stu me here to buttonhole mem payment of a the veterans of fu DES MOINES Wednesday and that a cathartic Mrs Johnston testified probably was spilled into They held a long conference with Horton Tuesday night District Judge Homer A Fuller denied the defense request for a directed verdict when the state Mrs Mortons oyster stew also i rested its case late Tuesday tastes salty and bitter j There is abundant evidence in The defense brought up the oyster I the record at this time to sustain supper in winding up their crossj the the judge ruled if a was April fools day And April i examination of Mrs Johnston the i verdict of guilty were returned widely known for its showers fooled inference being that the widow ati against this defendant and the tempted to poison her lovers wife i highest penalty assessed either on downward weatherman fore said that if the fu ot get satisfaction erell be a bonus casting zero for the northwest sec tion five above for the northeast 10 above for the southwest and 15 above for the southeast by early Thvrsday Snow during the last 24 hours ranged from a trace at Keokuk up to more than two inches at Sioux City and DCS Moines It falling during the day though at some points it turned from rain to snow and again as tempera tures varied Its snowrirJj over the en previous to Mrs Hortons death from poison contained in a cold cap the theory that the defendant was an accomplice with Anna Johnston sale Mrs Johnston admitted preparlor on thetheory of a conspiracy be ing for her The state contends Horton substi tuted podson obtained from his paramour in the cold capsule De fense attorneys indicated in cross examination they would seek to es tablish that Mrs Johnston filled the capsule with instead of medi nothing Tasted Her Soup redirect examination the state that tween and that she herself ad ministered the As the state brought its case to a close new testimony ofHortons unfaithfulness Was given the jury Mrs Grace AGair the dead wo mans sister testified between sobs that Horton madeadvances upon her five years ago Have a Uttlel Under the questioniij IOWA Cloudy snow Wednes day night and possibly in extreme east portion Thursday morning polder Wednesday night continued cold Thursday MINNESOTA Cloudy to part ly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday possibly snow in south and east central portions Wednes day night and slightly colder not so cold Thursday in extreme northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 25 above Minimum in Night 18 above At 8 A M 21 above Snowfall 5 of an inch Precipitation 05 of an inch The weathermans little April fool joke on Mason City assumed the form of a half inch of snow Wednesday morning which was added to during the forenoon Damage Estimated at Close to Caused at Fort Dodge FORT DODGE dam age estimated at close to resulted from the attempt of two yeggs to crack an empty safe at j the A R Loomis and Sons produce I plant here Tuesday night The two robbers escaped but police believe one was injured in the premature explosion The two broke into the plant about Jl oclock and surprised Night I Watchman John Nydegger as he made rus rounds While one of the burglars guarded Nydegger the other set to work on the safe Shortly after Nydegger the man trying to open cried Come and Nydegger he men flee Breaking his went to the offifce which in flames They ire spra through the wooden st i ting the building State Treasurer Tp Illinois Pay pr Ijayor IGd ELECTROCUTION ON FRIDAY NIGHT ISNEWPRI Grand jury Session Off Detention Wendel Probed HAUPTMANN AT A By the Associated Press Sensational developments ised to come from the Mercer county grand jurys investigatio of the repudiated confession Paul H Wendel With the grand jury in adjouij ment until Thursday there w widespread rumors that it wo be the source of a new bH which might affect the fatcj Bruno Hauptmann saved fi death Thursday night by thej precedented action of the in postponing The execution was set Wednes day for 8 oclock Friday night Erwin Marshall the prosecutor announced the grand jury will in quire into Wendels detention in a home for feebleminded and confessions obtained by Ellis Parker nationally known Bur lington county detective chief As the possibility that Haupt msnn might escape the death chair beyond Friday night his wife Anna went to the prison to visit him again William Lagay secretary to Governor Hoffman said several telephone calls were received Tuesday threatening an a math if Hauptmann is exei and 500 messages had beej ceived urging the governor tq the execution In Washington Arch W PWA materials expert sj bad urged Governor Hoffma investigate the origin of the lj from which part of the kidl ladder reportedly was said he understood a board been purchased from a lumber company a week Hauptmanns arrest and tu looked as if someone put Hauptmanns home The Jy company said it had no suchji purchase mans invesCfitors left Jersey where he said check the increments of Wendl which were described as tnl most importait angle right Both Hauptnann in the death house and his wife Anna in a Trenton hotel spent i restful night Bruno i tpt untilvafter 10 By DAUB 1936 b The TRENTON jpThe tion soaked Lindbergh case still reeling from min ute halting of Bruno Richard Hauptmann s dMCUhon Tuesday night was threJjpsoed with further startling develowjients Wednesday The new the nature of which was not tjfeclosed promised to from Metier county grand jurys inveMBation of that the murteduSf the baby Lind bergh was H Wendel now held under formalcharge in theaiunty jail hflfce ink Mercer county win Marshall announced that jury investigattOTi scheduled to have been resumed Wednesday af ternoon had been deferred until Thursday permit him to inquire cijSfflDMrtances sur roundingWendelaV detention at Mt Holly in Febniwy tne na known Burling county ElflsPa i Own P ie ig h wn jtnof 6f tl JndtfWgh   

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