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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 20, 1927, Mason City, Iowa I IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight and Wednesday not quite so cold tonight in west and cen tral portions AND MASON CITY NORTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the VOL XXXV FIVB CENTS PER COP2 ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIliB REPORT MASONCITY IOWA TUESDAY DEC UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 62 EBBING AWAY ON GEORGE REMUS Alleged Parker Slayer Escapes Lindy Is to Meet Mother MURDERED GIRL AND TWIN SISTER Cincinnati Defendant on Insanity Grounds BULLETIN Dec Georye Remus charged with wife slaying was acquitted of the charge by a jury here this afternoon ou the grounds of insanity The jurys verdict meant he I would have to face a hearing to determine his present men tal status CINCINNATI Dec George Remus murder trial for slay Ing his given to the Jury at p today five weeks and two tlays after it began Nov 14 Itemus seemed nearly overcome he realized that Judge Chester JS Shocks chargo had denied him the opportunity for an outright acquittal He dropped his head forward on Ills hands which held a handkerchief with his elbow upon the counsel table from which he had directed his own Ho stared at the floor with and jaws grimiy clinched The thirteenth juror immediately was dismissed and tho jury retired and began deliberation Mrs Lindbergh May Reach Mexico City by Wed nesday ST LOUIS Dec Mrs Evangellne Lindbergh left LamberiSt Louis field at trta p m today for Springfield on her airplane flight from Detroit to Mexico City to spend Christ mas with her son Col Charles A Lindbergh Thetakeoff scheduled at had been delayed by stripped engine starter gear which necessitated replacement MEXICO CITY Dec When Mrs Bvangellne Lodga Lind bergh now enroute here by plane ap proaches the capital a silver winged monoplane willappear from the south Spirit of St Louis piloted by her famous son flying to escort her to Mexico City Lindbergh announced he would fly from Valbunena military aviation field to meet hia mother who is expected tomorrow vor Thursday Ho said he did not intend to fly as far north SB Tampico Asked if his mother would return tc the United States by plane when her visit here lor Christmas was ended ho replied Thats entirely up to her It will be an easier trip and just as safe 1C she chooses to Discarded Trains Lindbergh then revealed thajthehas not traveled by electric train but has journeyed only in the aftor by automobile since he set out from Ban Diego spring on the flight that led to Paris When he was taken to the festival at Xochlmilce CODE MESSAGES AN Deo men were reportedto have tech ed arid five injured In a terrific Jexplosion that occurred aboard the States navy airplane carrier here this morning iFire Broke explosion and the navy tug Koka and the San Diego fire boat Bill Kettnerwere clis t patched rto the scene The crew of the ILiinsley promptly started fighting the 1 flanies with steam and extinguished fire before the Koko and fireboat arrived Ambulances were rushed to the wator front from the naval hos but 30 minutes after the explo siiin none the injured had been brotashore Bodies of Victims Tied Together in Woods Near Galena GALENA Dec bodies of two unidentified men tied together were found in Tapleys wood I eight miles enst of dalena today Inrti 5 cations were that they had been mur dered last night Each was between 35 and 38 years of age A machinists union card made out to Harold McGrath Dubuque was found in the clothing of one of the men and two letters addressed to Me arath were discovered Thcro were no marks on the cloth Ing or any personal possessions in the pockets of the other formerly worked for the Galena Iron works the coroner was Informed Both men had been shot to death Cityv it was by litejy declined train which1 had him to j Xochlmllco Lindbergh completed anothef triumphalvoyage this time In a flowerbedecked gondola the boat was poled thru the canals at the aver age speed ot a mil o an tin slowest the LoneBagln has trav eled in recent years American and Mexican flags fash ioned from flowers greeted him he passed under the bridges spanning the One sign said Inletters formed byvflowers Welcome from Mexico Citys labor government to conqueror of the Wants to Go to S A In an Interview Lindbergh said hat passengers flying with competent licensed aviators operating for re sponsible concerns IB at present as safe as railroad automobilo or any other form of travel Of Jiis future plans Lindbergh said I would like to go to Sopth Amer ica sometime but have no intention of doing so at present 1 must andwill conclude my Central American trip with a flight to Havana during the PanAmerican conference I cant fix the date but It be in time for the opening Jan Then as I havesaid before Iwill fly home to St WEAKTOHL Rescue Crews Still erless to Lower Diver to Vessel iiier Employe of Victims Father Hunted as Murderer of Schoolgirl William Hickman Accused of Crime Misses Cap hire by Moment Fugitives Friend Tries to Break Out of Jail BULLETIN LOS ANGELES Dec unnamed suspected accomplice of William E Hickmnn accused in the Marian Parker murder today made a desperate bid for freedom In tho city jsill when ho leaped upon the guard who opened his cell door slugged him nnd was attempting to obtain tho officers keys when the noise of the struggle brot other policemen running It required the efforts of four officers to suMue the prisoner who was loclted in another cell screamins threats against the police nnd crying that coast guard destroyer Pauldlng ot within the sunken submarine 8t 11 oclock today but these were nw signals officers of the submarine SJ sister ship of the Illfated craft Bald It appeared to those on the surfoei that the survivors of the wer making vain efforts in their own bi half Meantime weather conditions eoi tlnucd to make rescue attempts Impb sible Wind and sea at that hour wer much worso than at any time atnc the submarine was rammed by til he would take his own life BULLETIN LOS ANGELES Dec heavy guard was thrown about Central police station here today where a man said to be a friend of the sinyer of Marian Pnrkor Is being held A wave of muttered threats over the city was responsible for the move A false report that William Edward Hickman sought as the slayer had been captured threw the Central station Into confusion just before 8 a nt The fever heat of one of the greatest man hunts on record broke only for a minute or two however and the great drive went on again as word came that the report was wrong this harbor last Saturday Walt for Low Water As the salvage crew awaitea better seaconditions to renew diving operations Capt Ernest Kins in charge oC this department oi tho work said there was but lope that any of tho imprisoned mezs would bo taken out alive J Captain King said that 1C Hie weaUnJ r moderated fit low water which fafLl about 3 oclock this afternoon LOS ANGELES Dec man believed to be William Edward Uickman named by tho police as tho slayer of Marian Parker driving what the police think is his second stolen automobile slipped thru a tremendous police dragnet this morning and escaped capture by a minute So close was the chase that a short time later a report reached polico headquarters ot hia arrest but it proved a mistake and upwards of peace officers of southern California continued the drive Just before dawn a blue Cadillac car with wire wheels puHed into a fill ing station on West Sixth street The driver asked gasoline BntIt bulb for pne 6C While the Attendant wasflssids the build1 Ingr getting the light the big bluo car pulled out at top speed jfo Berime Inthe history of the farwest has soaroused the peo le as the kidnaping and slaying of ilWfarioHPmrUerj above of Los Angeles and the threat ening of Her twin left with tbo same For thv list two days licemen of Los Angeles sheriffs and state indents have combed southern California and neighboring states for trace o the Blayer Today the great manhunt he whereabouts of WUHnm Edward HtcUman former employe of the murdered girls father who Is accused of the crimo by Los Angclea Police MOTHER OF ALLEGED SLAYER MAINTAINS would be sent down and an vould be made by them to get tanks of oxygen and Intd the S4s torpedo compartment third ho listening gear known as the J Such a procedure has never beeij attempted before he said Faint Sounils Heard PROVINCETOWN Dec signs of lite werb still apparent on the sunken submarlna S4 at oclock this mornin qaclUntofof is AUNT HEX By Robert Guillen Bein7 happily married Is mostly a matter of accumu latin some private family jokes you can smile at one another about when com pany is present and says somethin to remind Two Trainmen Killed in Boiler Explosion WARREN Two trainmen were killed In the Penn sylvania railroad yards here today when the boiler of a up Ed Mesger Erie engineer and his fireman as yet unidentified met death when the boiler exploded THE GLOBEGAZETTE OFFERS A BOOKLET ON PLUMBING How to make simple plumbing re pairs in the home Is told in a brief illustrated to show just where the trouble is anfl how to fix It Frozen or pluggedup pipes simple leaks and such annoying things can often bo quickly re paired This is a government book let which our Washington Informa tion bureau will send for a 4 cent postage and handling cost Use the coupon Frederic J Haskin Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Washington D C I enclose herewith FOUR cents in stamps for a copy of the booklet SIMPLE PLUMB Sireet City State T8 JUMPER Backers Claim Wickersham Opinion of 1910 Settles Controversy NEW YORK Dec TewYork World today says friends f Herbert Hoover point to the optn on written in 1920 by former Attor iey General George W Wickersham o support their contention that Hoover is eligible for the The question as to whether the sec retary of commerce nieefs the const iltlonal of 14years continuous residence in tho United professional so being discussed by ques tion was raised privately inthe cam paign of and Mr Wickersham after reviewing the secretarys life iield Ithero was ample evklenceHhat he had not lost his domicile In this coun Sojne coiiBtltutlona lawyers wlio would not the of thcl names the there merit Inthecontention of those who SecretaryHoover Is dlsquali fled cfcnstitutlonaily to hold the prcsl dency The however including Loulfl former Governor CharjeflS Whitman agree with Mr Wlckorsham the articlesays Iowa Bankers Asked to Watch for Money Paid Girls Kidnaper DES MOINBS banlccra merchants oil station attend ants and police were urgently request ed today by the Iowa Bankers associa tion to watch for tho money paid by Perry M the body of his daughter vho had been killed by kidnapers The paid by Parker for the return of his daughter was in gold In elusive i Description of the money was sent o the Iowa association by the Los Angeles First National bank and trust company Parkers employes who of er a liberal reward for any informa tion obtained RESURRECTION OFBENAWAITED aithhil Cult Members Beg Officials to Put Off Burial BENTON HARBOR 20 Disciples at Benjamin Pumell odayawaited tho performance of a nlracle with a faithful artlor that to 11 outward appcnranccfl had not been THE LOCAL Church Publicatlim IH Over PLYMOUTH Dec Plym outh edited and published by the Rev Gnlhrcth in the interests of tho Methodist church is dtscontimiec with the December number GlobeGazette weather figures for 2 hour period ending at a m Tuea day Maximum 14 above zero Minimum 4 below zero At n m With tho wind in the sbuthTiies morning the mercury was doln 1 rather rapid ascent Mondays max Inium of 14 above zero wns the recordedfor several days and It ap pcared likely that thAt figure woul he exceeded before Tuesday MonrTny wns listed ns clear the firs lampencd by possibility onment of dlsillus Jack Woods the attendant Jumped Into1 his automobile and gave chase not for a fugitive with on hia head but to collect for the gasoline At top speed the two CATS thunder ed down Sixth street to Broad way the main business artery of the 3ity Detectives pointed to the slayers use of fhe aviation term solo in the ran some notes as the bit of proof that the arrested man might have acted at least in an advisory capacity In the penning of the death missives Hunt Bank Employe LOS ANGELES Dec tho agencies of the law wero unleashed today and set upon the trail of the mere seemingly mild mannered former bank has been named by the polico as the kidnaper who murdered and mutilated little Marian Parker and then bartered her body to her father for Tho Intensive search given impetus by the fact that a price of 1ms been placed on his head got under way this morning after tho police had an nounced that William Edward Hick man former employe of the Los Ange les First Trust and Savings bank had been positively Identified thru finger prints and photographs as tho slayer of the 12 year old daughter of Perry Parker an officer of the bank Chief of Detectives Herman Cline made public the findings of his Investi gation after police had visited the youths home in Alhambra and learned tho young man was not there His mother Mm Eva M Hickman ives In Kansas City Police Supply Motive The motive for the kidnaping Hlay ng nnd dissection of Marian was sup plied in the police hypothesis Hick man two years ago was given a job KANSAS CITT Dec by tho news that her Bon William Edward Hickman had been identified as the kidnaper and slayer of little Marlon Parker in Los Angeles Mrs Eva Hickman today declared Its all a terrible mistake I wont believe it until I hear an admission from Edwards own siic said tearfully Hes in Mrs Hickman said the last she had heard from her son was a letter he sent from Chicago last October I know my boy could not ba guilty of such an unspeakable things This waa the act of a fiend My boy is a good clean boy He could not haveclone ISTed TfffliposUion ths wreck picked up at that hour signals from tho suDmerged vessel The tappings heard early this morn carried no code mcsfmgo It was believed that tho six men who had been imprisoned in tho torpedo room of tho Sl since Saturday were now too weak to rap out on tho side of the vessel the orderly message in the In ternational coilo which hod been re ceived on previous dnys As tho predicament of the prisoners continued to grow more desperate their comrades on the surface were held in inaction by utonu and roufth water which made diving operatloni difficult and dangerous Kczcue Efforts Still Delayed Representatives ot tho Associated PreES went out to the salvage fleet early todaj in a fishing boat and spoke to men on both tho Falcon and in the bank He worked as a clerk un 1 Submarine SS stationed above tin til sixmonths ago when arrested for forgery Admitting having traced signatures was the last day of aperiod et for the of the dent crxder of the House otDavId cult iinfl nit of respect for the beliefs of his Ittje band health officials acceded to helr requests for postponement of burialuntil tomorrow Purnoll died Friday and after his demise cult members faithfully await ed his on the third day When tho third day yesterday passed without any sign of returning life th colonists heseeched officials to hold UP IntermentIn the belief that he would arfse onthefourth day After sundown today notified members they will proceed with embalming the body tomorrow in accordance with the stale PurnellK body cloaked in a whie silken shroud and covered with IX while silk sprcnfl lies on n bier sur rounded by followers who haye kept unceasing vigil since his death Tho watchers have demonstrated on grief but Instead a firm belief that the dead man will fulfill his prophecies Tho man who tires of his wife in the kind who wishes he had ordered what tlo wiilter is serving the fellow at tin ay of this classification since Dec n J next Review from checks entrusted In his care the youth confessed and was paroled to his mother Police believe Hickman got tho erroneous Impression that Parker liafl opposed his application for parole and had urged a prison sentence Last Thursday camethe sequel to he forgery as constructed by ihlef Cline A young man called at he Junior high school which Marian attended and salcl her father had been njured and wns calling for her The unsuspecting school officialn released her from class and the stranger drove iway with her l When Mnrlan failed to return home ho search was begun Next day Park er received a telegram revealing that she was in the hands of a kidnaper who threatened desperate measures unless he wns given and al owecl to makea getaway without fear ot police Intervention KMnnper IDsrapcg Police Parker distracted appealed to the law and started to keep a rendezvous with the kidnaper while the police TURN TO PAGE IS sunkeni vessel At that time no preparations to ra sumo diving operations Had been made on board tho mlno sweeper sea being still too rough for the at tempt Men on board the SS said that thru tho rilght signals had been heard an various times from the S4 but thcsrf grew fainter as tho hours Tho tappings heard this mornlnp while they proved that there still life on bnard the wrecked submarined carried also the grim Indication thaf llfo wag fast ebhlng Fight Nenrihg End PROVINCETOWN Dec hundred and five feet low the storm and gala lashed watevii of this harbor six plucky members olf the sunken submarine S4 wero literaWi ly at prips with death today as hour neared when navy experts saH continued life would be impossible On tho surface a rescue fleet rods out the storm or hugged port helpless to Intervene It was hours since Lieut Graliani Newell Fitch leader of that desperato TURN TO PAGE 11 Ill Rogers SAN ANTONIO Dec Flying Is the only wny to travel Left Mexico City at 3 oclock yes terday nftcrnoon spent the night in lunch in Brownsville anti Kelly field ban Antonio for dinner Mexicois ns excited about Mrs Lindberghs arrival as they were CharllcH Hart no more need for me in Mexico after Ambassador Mor rows appointment had been rati Flew over the nio fininde valley which la wonderful The the matter with It is thnt they my the republicans are about to trike it Yours WILL UOGKnS Copyright 19271 POOR PA By Claude Cullan advocates useful Christmas presents hut she was furious the time lier Imshand give her that ;