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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 19, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair In east portion and unsettled Jn west portion tonight and Friday with probable showers by Friday night Hlslmj temperatures Friday and In ex treme western portion tonight Freez ing temperatures in east portion tonight AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 19 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 166 BANDITS GET LOOT FROM 2IOWANS t 500 Crowd Stockade to Witness of Birger vSSt Another Propeller Sent to Bremen ONE TIME GANG CHIEF DIES FOR KILLING MAYOR Trap Sprung at and 4 Minutes Later Con demned Was Dead BENTON April Charles Birger notorious south ern Illinois gang leafier was hanged at a m today for tha murder ot Mayor Joe Adams of West Birger was pronounced dead four minutes later Nearly 500 spectators were crowded in the stockade Birger slept fairly well In the early morning hours and ate a light break fast In Philosophical Mood Until a late sat in his cell and talked to newspaper reporters and other visitors Ive been a Blrger said Ive been no good Ive playedthe game and lost but Ill lose like a man Iveliked to live and spend money maybe I made it in ways folks call and bootlegging tnd that kind ot business I know now that Ive done a lot of things that I shouldnt Im convicted of a crime I didnt commit but Ive committed a lot ot crimes So I gue things are even We got too strong against the law and the law broke it all Body to St Louis Mrs E Aarons first wife of Birger was one oE the last to visit him last night She came Irohi G H Kelley Judge for 30 Years Given Banquet ganfc leaders nephew had aihaarss on hand to con vey the body St Louia where i was to be taken to the home of Mrs Ray Shamsky Blrgers sister an held until the funeral Saturday Twice the gang leader had triei suicide in his cell in the Franklin county jail He tried to hang hlmsel with a strip of blanket yesterday morning The guards found him in a semiconscious condition and him Last Sunday ho admitted tak Ing poison in another effort at sulcld but the attempt resulted only In case ot indigestion Still Hoped for Way Chit I almost cheated the h said Ill find a way to beat it For supper last night Birger ate dish of strawberries and cream an drank two glasses of lemonade Late In the evening a guard read an eve nlngnewspaper to him He appeare calm and cool A neat grey suit which he wore at his trial last summer was cleaned and pressed to be worn duringthe exe cution The gallows was tested and carpenters had completed the stock ade a week ago in preparation for the hanging by Roberls C H JURORS MAY BE GIVEN SINCLAIR CASE SATURDAY Floyd County Bar Honors Veteran of Bench at Charles City CITY April county attorneys honored Judge C H Kelley with a banquet in the P hall Wednesday evening for his 30 years service as judge the twelfth judicial district The dinner was attended by 24 at torneys including Judge Joesph Clark of Mason City and Judge M H Kepler of Northwood K C Moody 01 Nora Springs nnd and Donald sey of Rockford Judge M F Kdivaids ot Parkersburg who is holding court n Mason City was unable to be nt Veteran Lawyer Presides J C Campbell as toastnmster In reduced Harry Fitzgerald who paia ilgli tribute to Judge Kelleys servic n this district1 which comprises th counties of Winnebago Hancock Mitchell Worth Cerro Qordo Floyd Bremer and Butler counties He re ferred to his able and fearless dec sions Irreproachable character ana dignity and fair and clear rulings n he court room H spoke briefly end ing with a toast to the honored after which Judge Clark and Judg Kepler spoke the distinguishe career oC ludge Kelley and the ut usual cordial relations between th judges of the district Presents Brietf Case Ernest Hausberg presented a brie case to Judge Kelley who responded with thanks and reference to his pleas ant relations with the bar Toast master Campbell announced ho could see no reason why the same group uld not meet in 10 years again DIRECTS BREMEN RELIEF WORK German Flyers Decide to Wait at Island for Parts MEW YORK April Junliers aliove daughter of Dr Hugo Jmikers homage to the I djsti thSides Deposition Not Used April Both the the government rested their casee today In the trial of blarry IT Sinclair accused with bert B Fall ot havingconspired against the government in the leasing of Teapot Dome The defense rested without intro ducing the word deposition made by Fall recently in Paso and which was to have been used by the oil man Neither did It put Sinclair on the stand Will Give Talk at Plymouth PLYMOUTH April Rev Jtcdock evangelist of Denver will speak at the Free Methodist church Wednesday night The GlobeGazette ffers Readers Book on WellBalanced Diets Are you serving wellbalanced meals The problems ot food selec Ion often cause the conscientious lousewife a sood deal of worry wholesomeness nttrac iveness and cost must all be con sidered Tho government booklet entitled Good Proportions in the Diet cov ers thoroly every detail of food selection It tells what kinds of food are needed gives the propor tions and amounts of food required and suggests a number of menus for wellbalanced meals Every woman who Is responsible for the mcala of a household should have a copy of this boolUot Semi for yours today Fill out nnd mail the coupon below enclosing 4 cents in coin or Stamps for return post age and handling Arguments to Be Limited The government asked the courts permission to comment on the failure of Sinclairs lawyers to place the bul ky document in the record and Justice Bailey reserved his decision until oclock tomorrow morning Meanwhile he asked each side to limit its argument to three hours starting tomorrow in order that the jury might he charged SiUiirrtaj morning and the case put in Its hands by noon of that day Today the defense presented a num jer of character witnesses for Sin clair and from G T Sanford genera counsel ot the Sinclair Consolidatec Oil company It Ujew testimony that Falls transaction with Sin clair prior to his trip to Russia was nerely n loan Chase Cant Be Cnllcil Sanford produced receipts to back his testimony Tho rebuttal was brief and largely documentary The failure of the defense to offer Falls deposition precluded the gov ernment from calling C C Chase Falls soninlaw from whom it ex pected to obtain lestlmony to combat the claim of Fall that the large batch ot liberty bonds he received from Sinclair were in payment for a share In Falls New Mexico ranch i matfhoSa hi Sfew Hampshire where Tie vas graduated from Tilton seminary n 1878 He received his degree ot B at Boston university after vhich he practiced law in Brtstow i for one year He came to Iowa n 1SS3 locating In Clear Lake where lis sister wits ot the Rev Mr Walker resided Here he was a inem ier ot tha law firm Hum Bush and Keltey and with them organized the Crro Gordo County bank AVent to Forest City Selling out his interests there in a couple of years he located In For est City where he entered a partner ship with T F Thompson for a short time Mr Kelley lived in Forest City more than 20 years whero his leital talents reached their full development and he was called to many surround ing counties to try cases He was given the office of county attorney for two terms and served ILS mayor for two terms Governor Leslie M Shaw appointed Mr Kelley judge April 9 1838 when a third judgeshlp was created n this ifotrict Ife served his term i Charles City whero he moved nine years later He appointed George A Blake who had come to Forest City Flood Bill May Be Changed to Meet Coolidge Objections YANKEES LOSERS IN BOSTON RED SOX from Beloit as his first report er and Mr Blake hns served in that capacity continuously since Is One of Oldest Judge Kelley is one of the oldest judges in the in the length of TURN TO PAGE 22 COLUMN 8 BOSTON April Xew York Yankees dropped their first game of the year todny bowing to the Boston Hed Sox in tho third game of the series 7 to 6 The had won four straight two from Philadelphia and two from the Red Sox The same mornins encounter ot n patriots day doubleheader WHS de cided In the eighth inning when tho Red Sox hammered Al Shealy and Wiley Moore for five hits and four runs The winning runs were scored after Moore entered tho box Shenly pitched invincible baseball for five Innings allowing only one hit lie weakened in the sixth how ever and Boston scored three runs Pat Collins Yankee catcher drove out a home run with one on baso in the sixth inning Our Weather Man Frederic J Ilaskiu Director The Mnsii City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington C I enclose herewith 1 rents in coin nr stamps for n copy of the ImoMet GOOD PROPORTIONS IN THE DIET Name Street City Slain weather figures for hour period ending at oclock a m Thursday Highest Wednesday 4J Degrees Ixiwest In Night 21 Degrees At a in 23 Degrees Rainfall 38 of nil Inch Seldom has the sun been more ap predated than on Thursday mornin I when it appeared after a dismal 4 hours or so during which time nlniof half an inch ot precipitation in th form of rain semisleet and mist wa recorded in the GlobeGazettes ral gauge TChe denuded of snow excepting shady places was In all frozen FOOD SHORTAGE THREATENS 700 ake Michigan Island Dwell ers Face Flu Epidemic Relief Efforts Fail ASHLAND April Seven hundred inhabitants of Made me Island only six miles from the Visconsin mainland in Superior re living on short rations and figlit ng influenza as efforts to give them succor go forward here Altho It is only a few short nfllcs Yom the islandto Bayfleld the near est mainland point efforts to reach Madeline have been balked hy a field ot breaking ice Islanders at the risk of their lives have attempted to reach the mainland nnd obtain food nut have been turned back hy the treacherous ice field fheif plight and their efforts to relieve it have been related by telephone which con nects by cahle with the mainland Meat flour and staples have been exhausted Canned goods are the only food supply and these are near exhaustion Tho Influent outbreak was dc scribed as not serious by relatives and neighbors caring for the 20 cases The services of a physician however have been urged A government packet sent out by DEMAR WINS RACE BOSTON April DeMar the 30 year old Melrose sprint er won the Boston marathon today for the sixth time pressed hard most ot the way by Toie Ray DeMar ran a heady race and was out ahead all the way after pulling Qiit of the ruck of the 211 45 starters His time was DENIES CHARGE OF S URESGE 7ormer Wife Brands High Price for Heir Story as Absurd NEW YORK April Doris Mercer regards ns ab surd the charge of Sebastian H vresge wealthy chain store owner that she demanded to bear lilni an heir The was made in a divorce complaint filed in Detroit hy her hus band from whom she was granted an Interlocutory divorce decree in Xpw York on Feb S She said her husband wanted any morechildren as he nl Tentative Agreement Be tween Two Factions Announced WASHINGTON April Tho prospect of an agreement be tween house republican leaders and supporters of the Jones flood control bill over changes in its provisions to meet President Cooliclges objections increased materially at the capItol to day as the house swung Into the con cluding hours of general debate in the measure After another conference between the two opposing camps Chairman Nfadden ot tho appropriations commit tee who has been heading the efforts ot leaders to revise the bill announced that they hnd reached a tentative agreement He refused to be more def inite The committee chairman added that he hoped to visit the white house to day nnd explain to Mr Coolidge the result of the many conferences be tween the two opposing1 groupS While this conference was taking place two senators Sackett republi can Kentuclcy and Hawes demo crat IfJssourl called upon the presi dent and discussed the flood problem The Kentuckian departed with the statement that he believed slow but decided progress was being made in bringing1 the measure to conform to the administrations position Shortly after these conferences con cluded the house again returned to a discussion ot the measure At the out set Chairman Reid of the flood con trol committee who In In charge of the bill Inthe house agreed to let the debate run until nights adjournment and postpone until tomorrow the talc ing of the measure under the pro cedure permitting amendment Repairs at Quebec Will Be Flown to Waiting Plane at Greenly BULLETIN QUKBEC April I lie Cuimiliau consignment of purls for lie repair of tho Bremen at Greenly Island reached hera today and will he forwarded oil the first train to Murray Hay from there It will bo flown the Island The shipment Included two land ing whiels a drum of oil an un dcrciirrlago part a case ot unglno parts special tools propeller to replace the one brok en when the transAtlantic monoplane vemen landed at Greenly Island was n its way to Murray Bay where Maj ames Filzmaurlce waits to take it nek to his two German comrades so 1 three can continue their flight to ew York The propeller was taken from the Bremens sister ship the 1 linkers 13 flown back here from Monlren csterday and immediately was sent y train lack to Montreal Messages from the Irish command nut and Baron Gunther Von Huene eld set at rest previous indications hat tho flying triumvirate would ar rive here separately or that they might leave the Bremen at Greenly Island and come out In a relief plane Denies He Will Quit Prom Clarke QUe Major Rltz TVbaHn chairman Mayor Walkers commit teo of welcome ashing him to correcJ an euoneoua report tiat ho Fitz maurlct1 would come on to New Yorl alone to sail Immediately for Ireland He told Mr Whalfln that ie would f ly i tho repair parts back to the Bremen from Murray bay and come out with tho Germans In the transAtlantic plane Major Fitzmaurice told the Irish minister that his object In leaving Capt Herman Koehl and Baron Von Iluenefeld was to be able to givo first hand information as to what repairs the Bremen needed and expedite their Will Rogers WASHINGTON April give you an idea of what private aviation isadvancing to I left New York this morning at S oclock against a headwind in the Fred Stone the actors private plane wih his lrl me pilot Fred is over SO yet he has learned to fly his plane Say have you been reading about that Clarcmore boy Iaync In that walk trot and singlefoot derby from Hollywood to lloboken He led them Into Clarcmore yes terday which by the way was unit way When they all saw the town they didnt want tp leave Yours for home taloiit WILT ROGERS Copyright AROUND WORLD RACER 2 HOURS AHEAD OF TIME WOMANCHOKED HUSBAND HURT AT FARM HOME s Robbers Pose as Motor ists to Enter House Near Oskaloosa April worth made up cash securities and jewelry nnd other ables was stolen by bandits who over powered Mr and Airs O G Hess in their home two miles north of hera today They posed as men wantlus wuter for their automobile radiator Jh gaining entrance to the place A poeketbood found on tho Pella road west of the city may aid offi cers in a solution of the crime The m u two In number who described as slightly intoxicated were not masked or disguised In any way und entered the Hess home boldly at about ft m Mr Hess who had been ill met them nt the door and was knocked down three times un I til he was unconscious Wife ChoUed on Cot Mrs Hess who was lying on a cot WM choked by one of the men until she was gasping for breath Sho was told that she would be unharmed if the men were given The woman reached under her pil low lo get the money from a large wallet which contained in ish and securities and jewelry iri iiilini a pearl necklace It was jerked om her and the two men ran the house to where their aulp lohlle was parked a half mile away The robbers Were described ns being rom lfl to 23 years old and slight One was tall and the other short Neither Hr nor MrsMIeso acrioua effects flora the Japariese Contestant Leave on Aquitania After Brief N Y Stop TslOW YORK lSsawds dBv were tha same inen who stopped at their home about 4 oclock Wednesday morning to ask for water for their au tomobile Officials are Investigating a report that two men entered the A E Pear return Fred Tunkers expert who flew the F13 back to Xew York from Montreal said he and Miss Hcrtn Junkers who Is nt Murray di recting relict operations decided the quickest way to get aid to the Bremen was to bring the PM3 back here and send her propeller to the ocean plnne Will Iteturn to Montreal Hfelilioir said he expected to return to In his plane Friday if a new propeller can be fitted to It by trial time He would then JIR in a position to guide the Bremen on her flight to early yesterday covered the occu pants with a while the house Bonrchpcl and left when no valu ables were round Tho large pocketbook which was taken from tho Mess home contained York le laughed at reports Tolchfro Arakl eastbound contestant son fnvm home northwest of Fremont In H twoman rajto around the world from Tokyo was on his way across the Atlantic on tho Aqiiitania today after arriving in New York two hours ahead of hisschedule The 34 year old Tapanaac engineer hopped out of a mail plane at Hadleyj between and in cash field New Brunswick N yesterdayhn certiflqates of deposit and afternoon shaved in the presence ofIn personal notes A smaller puisn the crowd there to meet him dashed to the city by automobile methodically posed for pictures answered questions of reporters with a patient smile then askeil them some nlo a dinner met Mayor Walker and climbed aboard the Atniintania Knees for Arakl left Tokyo on April R a highway No to Des Molnes hours ahead ot Kyuklchi who set out In the opposite dldcction with prize of n waiting the first to hack at the Japanese capital The loser is to Ret The prizes hnve been offered by a Jnitenese news paper the Till Rhlmpo The two men held a pearl necklace some pins and a bracelet The Mitliiiskn county sheriff todny trnced the men from tho house where tho automobile waH parked nt tho West renter schoolhouse two miles north oC Oskaloosa From thera they dnivo west nlcingtho roncl that that manrice was quitting the expedition to conic to Xew York It was the natural thing for them o do to send nut for the Melcholr said lie is the nly one in the outfit who speak an Inch or two deep Roads penerally have reached the state customs officers failed to reach the where they appear about ready to island yesterday but another Iwns planned Chicago Policeman Shot Assailants Are Woundec CHICAGO WAITS FOR REPAIRS were furnished expenso ninnpy eruh of Inrsc Found im Road It wrm on the lies Molnes road of Pplln thiit the snmlletpurPe Inter lUeutlfled hy nas rtho haine had been The two Japanese are using mily the regular means were obtained which Includes mail planes passenger H was generally three nr fuiutimes hpfore durlliR the past 15 years but none of the family wns at home when the linuse was en tered nnd iiniountH uf less than 100 known Thpy do not hope to better the record of 28 dnys 14 hours and 30 minutes set by Wells am Kflwarcl S aiiK in fl2G be siihl as the record used special transportation In Ihd kent a large amount of money In the housin 1 lo preferred not lo use checks and found banks Inconvenient except when certificates of deposit were used LAKE ST AGNES April 19 smiling determined Irish nan who flew the Atlantic was intent today on finishing his job with his icrman companions Casually MnJ lames C Filzmaurlce dropped out of the sky into this shiv ering village yesterday to draw to Bethcr tho loose ends of plans for bringing the transAtlantic monoplane Bremen out of tho Ice of Greenly Is land and flying her to Xew York When he stepped out of the plane la which Dllke Schiller bad brot him from thut Island off the Up of Labrador be was just an aviator on assignment But when a flying wedRe of newspapermen and photograpliers TCRN TO PAGE a COLUMN I Expert Trip lie estimated the trip would take him dnys Arakl wan educated ill this country attending Akron university Akron Ohio anil traveled extensively In the United States I In Is wearing only clothes manufactured In Japan the only foreign articles he carries being a safety razor and a camera extra clothes he carries In a lilvnse the total weight of which Is death of his son pounds than an hour after he began his A R RocrJllHnn A life of duty at mldnlelit Policeman 1X68011111011 of Shogran 34 was shot dead by one of two negroes whom he and Sergeant John Shortall ot the detective bureau sriund sought to question As ShoRran fell Sergeant Shorlall drew his pistol nnd engaged in a rjn ning fire wtih tho two negroes WHO fled thru alley The sergeant mortally wounded Robert Father of Bobby Franks Succumbs in Chicago Hotel CHICAGO April Jacob ranks father of Bobby Franks who kidnaped anil slnln in 1924 Nathan Leopold and Richard Loob iled today at the Drako hotel where thu Franks family moved after their son was slain lie hart been 111 for ninny months and doctors attributed Ills illness in part to grief over WASHINGTON April resolution giving the various chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution the right to invite what ever speakcis they choose without restriction by tho national tlon has been filed with the commit ready hnd five by his fornfer wife and the disgrace he has covered him jujf proven that he shows no love consideration or regard for and later shot probably fatally Joj f0 or resolutions of tho societys New Jersey Officials to Investigate Story of Brunswick Slaying j NT APIII disinclined to bellcvo ihe confession of a prisoner in tho 101 Jail that he WHO the slay er of tho Itev Hall and Mrs JOleanor Mills near hero in Septemltcr 2 authorities today prepared to make a investigation Klwin F Allen 2S years old held n Kl Heno on R charge of burglary aid lie killed the couple with the aid Copps the other nesro KhoRran leaves n widow and three small children biennial convention Observes Rftth liirtlnlay April 1 Mis Mnry Booen who makes her of his common wife for Jinmpton Girl Better HAMPTON April Cro nan 0 year old daughter of Mr Mrs Floyd Cronnn who has lieen seriously ill the past week is rcnortfl and family and daughter Mrs place niiirh cipdcnco In tin considerably Innirovccl Plchia and husbaiul visited but would mako homo with her daughter Mrs Nelly celebrated her elKhtyelRhlh birthday Tuesday Her son Kalph I tw which was paid hy an N T dentist who he says was a rela tive of the slain mans widow Prosecutor IYaneis 1 Jicrgen wVin pvessd the investigation of the mur which lei to the arrest trial and ultal of Mrs Fiances Hall her nivthers and a cousin saiil he diil AUNT HET By fiobert Qtaillen I dont know how much insurance John carries but lie was sick last week an I Keen his wife lookin wistful at a fourthousand dollar ;