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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 27, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Unsettled to night and Wednesday probably rain in south and snow or rain In north portions not muoli change in temperature AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV DAILY TIMES NORTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the Home FIVE CKNTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WISH PTTV TYVWA TVPn Or LiiY IOWA TUESDAY DEC 27 1927 UNITED rassa AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL OFFICERS THINK REJECTED LOVER Isjtarted for Alleged Teacher Iff ill Miss Thompson Union ville Failed to Return After Youths Visit CENTERVILEE Dec for the safely Pauline Thompson sctiool teacher of Unionville who is believed to have been liidnaped yesterday from tho Kli z school near Union ville was expressed today by her brother David Thompson who is hero seeking trace of the missing tirl Thompson said that Joey Rey rlolds also a school teacher who is being sought in connection with the furls disappearance hnd ttireaf ened to lull himself if Miss Thompson did not return his love A report from the school said dint the pirl had been forced inlo nn automobile at the point of a pistol f CENTERVILLE Dec J3outh Iowa and northern Missouri counties were being searched today for Pauline Thompson 20 year old school teacher who is believed to haye been kidnaped yesterday afternoon from the King schoolhbuse midway between ftJnlonvlIe and Joey Reynolds 22 years old who called at the schoolhouse just before Miss Thompson disappeared is being siught It was reported that she had his attentions bpupilfLjit the school sai Lindy Rushes His Plans to BeginFlight Flyers Mother Will See Her Famous Son Start on New Mission GUATEMALA CITY Bee AP Extensive preparations are being mado at Aurora flying field here for tho reception of Colonel Lindbergh who Is expected to ar rive in tho capital tomorrow af ternoon Then entire city win be brilliantly lighted tomorrow night MEXICO CITY Dec 27 Utilizing every spare moment ot his lime Col Charles A Lindbergh today was nearlns the end of his prepara tions for a flight over rough moun tainous country largely unsettled to Guatemala City Guatemala Sometime between 6 and 7 tomorrow morningthe Lone Eagle will start a trip of 075 miles over a country which few travellers and not many explorers have seen Allowingfor headwinds it is estimated that the Spirit of St Louis will coyer the distance In nine hours His mother Is expected to see what she has never beheld before the hop oft ot her son on one ot his famed flights As he disappears over the mountains Mrs Lindbergh will Btart U S LIFTS ON ARMS SALES TO State Department Grants Request to Purchase Ford Plane WASHINGTON Dec Deciding upon a distinct relaxation of the aircraft or war munitions em bargo against Mexico the stato de partment today granted a licenseto he Mexican government to purchase tho trimotored Ford plane in which Mrs Evanseline Lindbergh flew from Detroit to Mexico City The permission given Mexico to buy tho Ford plane was the first step taken under the new policy an nounced today The first announcement that the state department was considering the lifting of themunitions embargo came from tho white house It was said nt the department afterward however that whilethere waa no present intention to wipe out the em bargo completely each application for purchase of arms or other war mu iirs will Btart nitlons in the United States would be her return trip to her Detroit class1 considered and acted upon indivldu room In the plane that brot her here Jo P Banker Expected to Succeed Gary f V UUVU7 niidiiiternodn yesterday Miss Thomp son stepped 3iat The alarm was given it found that both persons were Acting on the theory that Reynolds as armed and forced the girl to leave with him Sheriff Burns started a search The automobile a 1925 model Ford bearing Missouri license number 1155SO was reported seen at Cincinnati near here Both Reynolds nnd Miss Thompson parents Mi and Mrs John S Thompson welltodo farmers live 1ear Unlonvllle I MHughes Reports to Thomp son That Criminality Is Down 50 Per Cent CHICAGO Dec lion of crime more than 50 per cent is shown in a report to Mayor Thompson py Chief of Police Hughes for the months he hns been in Merchandise valued at la been recovered by the police the nief reported Murders and man laugh tei3 totaled 28S up to Dec I as compared with 300 last year and included 111 offenses committed Hughes took office Of ithls number he said 1U2 had been solved thru the capture oL those re Rack From Hospital TJcc Ethel daughter of Mr nnd Mrs Geddcs went to a hospital In Mason City Thursday for i minor op eration and returned to her home here Sunday AUNT HET Hy Robert Guillen Pa an me Juive had lols of rjuariRls since we been married and most of em was my fault tint I aint never let him find if She will stop at Tamplco San An tonlo Texas and Indianapolis She expects to arrive in Detroit at night fall Thursday or shortly afterwards Porto Rico on List Fresh strawberries now abundant here willbe talteri by Mrs Lindbergh to Mrs Henry not lidliorillgttf exjVects to stay two days in each Central American capi tal He plans to arrive at Havana while tho PanAmerican conference which opens Jan 36 is In session It Is also probable that ho will fly tc Porto Illco before he returns to St Louis Lindbergh made four flights In the Ford plane which brot his mother here taking up a number of women who never had flown before Once because of the crowd that surged around the plane Lindbergh plainly showed his annoyance He left the plane and threatened to abandon the flights The officers ral lied however and drove hack the crowds and Lindbergh continued his flying Gets Flight Data The rest of the day was spent In gathering information about the country Lindbergh will pass over in ills Central American flight He poured over maps with American mil Itaiy and naval attaches and Mexican aviators At the first and only allAmerican affair In his honor Lindbergh met several thousand of his fellow Amer resident in Mexico City at an ambassadorialreception In behalf of the American colony Ambassador Morrow presented the flyer and his mother a silver tray ana bowl ally The department did not know the terms upon which tho owners of the Ford plane agreed to sell the ship to the Mexican government nor what It known whether Mrs Lindbergh who Is visiting her son In Mexico City would fly tho ship hack to the United States before It Is turned over While the distinct relaxation of the jirlp ctpillylb purchases or aircraft Iii thls country no specific information was available at the department as to other deals The GlobeGazette Offers Book on Constitution The Constitution is the Bible of the government It Is the founda tion of the rights and liberties of every and old rich and poor In it we find an ab solute guaranty of protection for life liberty and property rights Tho average citizen has no lnowledgo of the relation of the Constitution to his life and that ot his children He does not fully ap preciate the absolute security he and privileges that orehis This knowledge can be obtained only thru a study ot this Inspiring American document The Washington bureau of thia paper has for distribution a booklet containing the constitution the declaration of Independence and the articles of confederation Send for your copy today Enclose four cents in stamps for return postage and handling Frederic J Hasldn Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewith four cenfs Jii stamps for n ropy of the CONSTITUTION BOOKLET Name Divers Aided in Keeping Di rections While on Ocean Floor PROVIXCETOWK Dec 27 working on tho sub marine S4 are to he aided in keeping their directions clear hereafter by large white signboards reading this way forward and this way Tho signs the idea of mander Edward Ellsberg will be placed on the sunken crafts deck Heretofore the ben have of necessity handicapped as they sought their way to various positions on the hull of tho submarine tho grave of 40 officers and men who went down with it a week ago last Saturday With permanent mooring fixed for tho mine sweeper Falcon from wlitcl the diving operations are conducted and with ono tunnel already completed under the hull ot the S4 attention was concentrated today on tho second tunnel thru passed for pontoons Divers were so affected by tho cold yesterday that they were allowed to remain on the floor of the ocean onl3r 45 minutes at a atlme Pioneer Auto Maker Succumbs in Illinois ORIX Dec C Killing CG prominent farmer and In ventor gleil at his home In township lale Monday Mr Killfns mada the first horseless carriage that ever traversed the roads of the town ship using an old wagon and making the engine and other parts He also made a dynamo which furnished lights for his farm home In the early HOs TED PRESS J P MORGAN Wall Job NEW XORK Dec p Megan banker was widely heralded In Wall Street today as tho successor lo tho late Elbert H Gary 03 chair man of the board directors of the United States Steel corporation While no official announcement will be mado until after tho meeting of tho board this afternoon the absence of any de nial official or unofficial from the Morgan firm was construed by Wall Street as an Indication that Mr Mor gan had decided to accept the respon sibilities o fthe office Myron C Taylor who has been one the First National bank representa tives on the steel corporations board of directors probably will ba named as chairman of the finance com mittee a post also held by Mr Gary Two vacancies on the board o directors also will bo filled this af ternoon 2 BANDITS GET LOOT Robbers Force Customers of Missouri Bank to Lie on Floor which cables are to be attachment to raising GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at a m Tues day 39 Minimum 29 At a Four consecutive clcar days and In December Thntfl something about which to exclaim Both Christmas day itself rind Monday the day sot aside for lis observance by business were ideal overbead with considerable meltod Know uixloi1 fool Tuesday morning WHS cloudy with Hie temper Just above thu point unmasked youthful robbers held up the Peoples bank here about 9 oclock today and escaped with ap proximately In silver and cut rency At the point of guns the pair de manded that the eight employes of the bank Including Vice President Julius Selfert lie down behind tho counter Three who entered tho bank during the holdup also forced to lie down while the men grabbed up the money One of these a Salvation Army man was struck over the head and knocked unconscious when he refuses to comply After scoopingup the money the pal jumped into their car which was parked in tho alley behind the bank anI fled 5 IN OHIO FIRE Explosion of Kerosene Stove Traps Victims in Hall way of Home TOUMGSTOWN Ohio Dec A mother her three children nnd their uncle were fatally burned In their homo here last night when a exploded and trapped tho victims in a hallway Firemen found the bodies of MrT Letty Duffy 2G William 0 Harmon 1 and John 4 months in the ruins of tlifi house William Duffy 30 died this morn ing The father John Duffy had gono to a store to get Ice cream fov a holiday supper CLAIMS AVILA FAKEDPAPERS Wisconsin Man Tells Senate Group Mexican Practiced Selling Documents The character at Miguel Avlla who said he obtained the documents printed In the Hearst newspapers purporting to have come from the official files of the Mexjcan government underwent a sustained assault today before thc senate committee investigating the au thenticity of the papers Avlla xvht had been summoned by the committee failed to respond when his name waa called Frank T McLaiighlln Superior who has lived In Mexico City told tho committee that Avlla was notoriously known as a purveyor of such papers that Avlla had been in Jail that Avilas papers were spuri ous and that ho could not produce single character witness In Mexi The witness said Avlla produced for him a document purporting to come from the first secretary of tho Am erican embassy offering to sell information as to exchange be tween Secretary Kellogg and Ambue saflor Sheffield to which he gave no credence whatever Mclaughlin said he offered his serv ices voluntarily to the committee to Avlla Ill his true documents published in the Hearst papers he said hnd resembled the Papers dealt in by Avlla of which he had seen 20 or 30 AIRSHIP AND 2 DESTROYERS IN No Definite Word Has Been Heard of Three Men and Woman WASHINGTON Dec dirigible Los Angeles in formed the navy department nt lit a m today sho had reached ISmerahi lianlc mid way betircen Capo Sable ami Sable Island and had rtmngcd her course for toti in fioarch of iho Dawn She reported visibility excellent and tho sea smooth NEW YORK Dec navy dlrlglblo Los Angeles and two destroyers today wero searchingthe ocean wastes between Cape Cod and Sable Island N for the amphibian plane Dawn missingsince Friday night with Us crew of three men and a woman Tho search was handicapped by lack ot definite information ng to planes whereabouts since it was re ported passing over Cape Cod shortly after 7 oclock Friday night two hours after It had taken otf from Itooseveli field New York for Harbor Grace Newfoundland on tho first lap of a projected flight to Croydon England Message Reported Trouble Search by tho navy followed an nouncement by the Canadian govern ment wireless station on Sable Island operated by the Marconi company thai on Sunday night an Interrupted iries tho ot the Dawn was heard piano in trouble The Hadlo Corporation or America said Its station at Chatham also had picked up an unidentified message at oclock Sunday night the same hour us Sable me hour as ihat reported by the Island station Upon the theory that the Dawn sent Its message from the vicinity of Sable Island tbe navy department torlay di rected its search there The Los TUHN TO PAGE T 36 BOLUNG FIELD Most of Loss Occurred in Part Used for Storing Uniforms WASHINGTON Dec Fire broke out today In the air corps and quartermaster hangar at Boiling field the big aviation station here and hnd done considerable dam ige to spare seaplane parts and new service uniforms beforo It waa un der control Spare parts to thevalue of 000 33 000 were said officers to have been stored in the end of the hangar but most of the damage was believed to have been done In tho cast end where the uniforms and other equip ment waa Itopt of the damage was clone by Much water The flro iieatp1 hoi was blamed on an ovor water system FOR LIFE ENDS Artificial Respiration Fails to Save Nebraska Girl OCONTO Dec stubborn light lo nave the life of Alnm Overgard tho 16 year old hlph school girl who has lived for 30 days thru the aid of artificial respiration endeil today The girl died at oclock this morning conscious to the end Falling since Christmas day the girls strength was almost gone last night She no longer Joked with her parents and for the first time during her flffht for life complained she was the 3fl day and night P in battle wherein friends and have unceasingly assisted In artifi cial respiration alternately pressing the slrls body nnrt raising and lower Ing her arms There waa no respite until denth won At the hedsiile were the father and mother Mr and Mrs Peter Overgaro Steve Ovcrgarrt an uncle was bending over the child pressingair In and out of her lungs and whispering encour ngfment to her when she died Alma did not know shp was clylnp nnd mnklnethe fight to save her life did not tell her More than a month ago she was stricken with paralysis A twin sister was Ill nt the snme Ime hut recov ered to air In thn fight for life Hypodermics were rrsorted to yes terday when tho child wwikenlng cried with pain Her arms wore iml discolored with hlnck and blue bruises the marks ot the losing fight Signers of Petition Make Apology to Court for Asking Hearing CINCINNATI Dec S Itergcr Ixs Angeles exposiliim promoter nml witness for GeoiKo Itcmus was KCiitenccil o 10 days in jail and fined 5250 ami cosls and ordered in Inimc flialB custody of tho sheriff by Judge Chester It Shook today for contempt of court in presenting a IJctitioti signed by the Remus murder trial jurors seeking to have a perjury indictment against him dismissed CJNCINNATr Dec 50 men and 2 women Jurors in the George Rcrnus murder trial today sep arately offered apologies to Judge Chester H Shuok for signing Peti tion requesting that John S Uerger a Hcmus witness be freed of charges in 11 perjury Indictment The Jurors also withdrew their from the petition Summoned before Judge Shooli who had held Merger a Ix3 Angeles ex position promotpr in contempt of court for presenting the petition to him the jurors filed ono by one to the witness stand and made npologlcs to tho court Everyone of them said he or she had paid no attention to tho document when It was presented to them by Herger nnd thot it was merely some kind of a harmless petition It was thru Ignorant stupidity that I signed that paper and I want to withdraw my Juror Joseph Lnmhert said You are the last per son I would want to insult your This Is not a personal Judge Shook replied by striking at this courtyou strike nt nil Farmers State Bank Lake Mills Is Closed LAKE c Farm ers tltato bnnk of this place was closed morning ly order of lie board uf directors who notified the state banking dfnnrtmcnt to take charge of Iho institution Continued withdrawals were ntvcn na tic cause of the closing ft IM ovpootocl hero that the bank will JO reorganized CHILD SLAYER WILLIAM K HICKMAN Hero is a picture of William Edward Illckmaii Los Angeles youth who on board a train con fessed tho shocking details of kid naping ami murdering little Mar ian 1arlicr Hills Trial for Mothers Death Opens Youth Continues to Deny That He Killed Woman io Streator 111 OTTAWA Dec Tho trial of Harry Hill for the slay of his motheilast August was on call in the La Salic county circuit court today Backed by a special prose cution fund voted by tho county States Attorney Russell Hanson said he extreme in the eicc trlc bo asked for the 22 year old defendant Attorneys for Hill the son of a Streator oculist they would seek dismissal of Iho Indictments Hill during his four months in Jail hns persistently stated he knew nothing of how his motheimot her death Trouble in picking a Jury wjui antic paled for the case Is widely known Mrs Elizabeth Hill a woman in her forties wasshot to death and her body scl in o shallow in tho ascmcnt of her Streator home There iwas found Aug 22 last Her son waa arrested Sept 3 in Seattle Wash Supporting Hill in his fight against ho murder charge Is his father Dr H C Hill When the son was nr on tho Pacific coast Dr Hill vent to his assistance in an airplane ind Kaid at that time he would use ill his resources In the young mans jfenFc The state charges that Hill shot his mother after a quarrel over checks had drawn against her account without her knowledge There also was tho question of the mothers dis approval over her eons attentions to Streator girl YOUNG SLAYER EXPECTING TO PAY WITH LIFE Killer Broken and Crest fallen Locked in Los Angeles Jail BULLETIN LOS ANGELES Dec Evening Express iays that in an unofficial lonfession William Edward Ilicknum has admitted that uihiii Parker altho un onscious from strangulation was not dead when he began o dismember her body LAS ANGELES Dec AP E Hickman confessed slayer of Marian arker was locked in Jail icre at oclock this norning Hicknian was taken oft theSouth Pacific train Padru at Alamoda incl Jackson streets In the outer rail road yard district No crowd gathered there The youth was shackled to Detec IVDH Harry Raymond and Dick Lucas Tho two officers ami their prisoner jntered a police automohile with DIs rlct Attorney Asa ICeyes and dashed for the county Jail with a convoy ot police cars in front and rear Police had surrounded the hall ot Justice housing tho county jaJJ on hour before the arrival ot Hickman and the officers A Ihropg gathered around tho building but there wasno disorder v Train Heavily Guarded HICKMANTRAIN EN ROUTB TO LOS ANGELES Dec liam Edward Hickrrmns trail of crime ed him toward an ominous climax to Iowa Lowden Leaders to Ask State G 0 P Meeting MoiNEs DOC A Dis trict chairmen of the Lowde forpresidcnt club will convene here Friday lo draft a renuest to Will Stern chairimm of the republican state central committee for a meeting of tile state convention of Hie pnrty early in the new year preferably late January or February Will Rogers EKVBRLY HILLS Dec Lihdy ia leaving tomorrow to go io Guatemala and there down io Xienrairun lie was talk Ing before I left down there about how ho could tell which side of the battle line to land on when he got there The American marines arc on ono side and the rebels on the other He snld ho guessed he would have to come down in no mans land to rimnin absolutely neutral We are still settling that election for them down there Mexican stocks bavo gono up slnci flow Inlo Mexico Why dont the farmers get him to fly over their farniB YOUTH TIOCJEHS Copyright 192i day as his Pullman carprison Broached Los Angeles bearing not only the captive but also an appalling confession of how ho kidnaped mur dered and mutilated Marian Parker and then sold the butchered body to icr father Altho the prison coach bristled with and the train moved thru southern California towns with the east possible delay cries of anger iroso among crowds which had gath ered at various stopping places to see the youthful outlaw after tha news vas spread that he had lully con Illckmaiis admission that he alone vas responsible for the killing the Illlo girl and tho dissection of the body was officially announced last night by District Attorney Asa Keyes f Los Angeles Keyes and other of leers had been grilling Hickman since early hours after caving Pendleton where he was captured The youlh confessed to the ddnapinjy Immediately after his cap ure but had Bteadfnstedly refused to ulmlt that he was the murderer ot ils lltlle capllve Died by Sirangllng The confession details at which vcre announced by Keyes declared hat Hlcltmnn had strangled the girl o denth with a towel and cut her lody to pieces In a bathtub ot hla luartors In the Bellevuo apartments Los Angeles a few hours hefore dellv ring the torso to Perry P Parker ho distracted falher who gave him In the hope of having Marian eturned alive So hideous were partsof the conies ton that Keyes threatened to with old porno of tho details from the uhllc Keyes statement of tho details of ho confession were In substance aa ollows About six months ago somewhere near the time Hickman was dig TUKN TO PAGE 9 POOR PA By Claude Cullan My people sent Ma a ImlTul sol an she says she cant sec why Ilioy put so much work on such cheap ;