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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 28, 1927, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Mostly cloudy tonight and ThuFb day probably some snow in east ana north portions except rain charjfjnj to snow in extreme east much colde AND MASON CITY VOL DAILY TIMES NORTH IOWAS NEWSPAPER Final Edition Edited for the FIVE CENTS PER COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE REPORT MASON CITY TOW A nPn OO 1 1UWA WJilJJNJiibJJAY DEC 28 1927UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL sanvicnNOT69 ORDERS PLANES TO FIGHT TWO Part of Cisco Gang Thot to Be Cornered in Bend of River GRAHAM Texas Dec Texas rangers who have refused to en tirely abandon cow pbnlea to mln the law to isolated places today had an airplane equipped with machine guns to lead posses in an attack on a robber lair Ranger Capt Tom Hickraan ordered the airplane when opies reported they had cornered two men of a gang of rive which raided a bank at Cisco Friday under the leadership of a rob ber dressed Claus One of the robbers died of wounds a short time after tho robbery while another was captured near here last night after he severely wounded Captuin Hickman said the two fugi tives were believed to be cornered at a bend of theBrazos river near here and they had plenty of ammunition Both were thot to have been wounded in a skirmish in which they exchanged firewith officers The rangers planned to direct the attack of more than 100 volunteers Captain Hickman said that as the bandits occupied a commanding posi tion he hoped to get them with fire Irom the air s One police officer was killed and eight citizens wounded when the ban dits fired at random as theyi left Cisco shielded btwo school girls they forced Into their automobile The loot of about in cash was re r covered when one of the girls gave e Santa Claus bandit the wrong CoL Lindbergh Lands Troops Again Sent to Halt Impeachment Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Prevent Senate Session to Hear Charges OKLAHOMA CITY Deo national guard was ordered back to duty in the state capltol build Ins this morning when senate leaders definitely announced they would at tempt to meet there as a court or im peachment in defiance oE an injunc tion obtained by Gov Henry S John two women and two men aU oijWloMta Falls were ar rested when they admitted dressing tho wounds oftho bandits after Cisco street battle the i f CHICAGO MOVIE LOOMS ston Senator W C Flddlev ssfid that Ihe senate had decided to convene at u secret caucus called at a local uotdl shortly after midnight He declared hat If the soldiers denied theirTuse of he senate Chamber they would meet elsewhere Senator Fiddler announced that 2 senators a quorum attended the se cret caucus He said they decided tu vote on an order to suspend Gov Johnston Immediately after convening as a court of impeachment Me spufi the senators would meet at the cai i tol a 10 a m Call Special Session After votingxon the suspension of he governor Senator Fiddler said iSou ance of a formal call for a special sec slon of the legislature would be coo Idered The senate then would reviev several court decisions adverse to tho contention of legislators that thej lave a right to call a Special session The fiopare if legally convened 1 luperior to other state courts Kepresenative Tom Johnson one o Xi o ready Ic declared lower house was here ana KpSSfflU mm wm Exhibitors Claim They Can not Pay 25 Per Cent Wage Increase CHICAGO Dec siege of movlelesa days In Chicago wae In prospect today as motion pic ture exhibitors contended they could not meet the demands of operators for a 25 per cent Increase in wagos ajid a six hour day with seven days pay Proposals of the operators were re ceived by officers of the Chicago Ex hibitors association which called o meeting for today The present contract expires Janu ary 1 Under it operators receive from C5 to a week depending upon Classification and seating ca pacity of the theaters in which they are employed Dante Pierce Uninformed About Cabinet Position MOINES Dec 51 Pierce publisher of the Iowa Homstead eald Tuesday night he had no knowledge of his consider ation for the post ot secretary of ag riculture aa was rumored In a ington dispatch yesterday The dis patch said that new rumors of Sec retary Jardlnes Intended resignation are In circulation and that Mr Pierce Is mentioned as a possible successor AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I forget to sew on some of Pas buttons sometimes but sometimes I forget on purpose just because I know bow much he enjoys feelin conformto orders Issued by tho ser ato Approximately CO guardsmen undei the command of Major Abe Kerskd witz were mobilized and moved into the capitol basement In a letterdirected to Gen Cliarlv F Barrett adjutant general the gov ernor ordered tha such number of of ficers and enlistedmen be placed on duty In the capltol as would be m essary to aid the civil authorities In preventln meetings of the house and seate members which the gov crnor said had been announced for a m Troops Removed Dec 22 The court order prohibiting assem bly of the senate called upon the sheriff of Oklahoma county to enforce the temporary Injunction and require tho governor to lend any assistance which might be The troops were removed from tht state house Dec 22 but the proclama tion mobilizing them never has been canceled by the governor This made It unnecessary for tho governor to is sue a new call to summon the nalio al guardsmen Visit in Minnesota FERTILE Dec Dalager and daughter Norma are visiting friends and relatives in Austin Minn The GlobeGazette Offers Booklet on True American The true American believes In liberty equality ana justice Ha believes in freedom of re ligion free speech and free press He obeya the rule tho ma jority He is a patriotic American who knows and understands the three greatest American Declaration of Independence the Articles ot Confederation nnd the Constitution ot the United States An attractive booklet containing these three historic masterpieces is offered to our renders Send for a copy of this work and get a better understanding1 of tho history and government of the greatest country In the world Merely fill out and mail the coupon below enclosing1 cents in stamps for return postaga and handling Write your name and address clearly Frederic J Hnslitn Director The Mason Clly GIobcGazctto Information Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewith four cenfs In stamps for a copy of iho CONSTITUTION BOOKLET Name Street Slate Parker Slayer Will Be Arraigned for Murder on Thursday LOS ANGELES Dec William Edward lliclrnmn confessed kidnaper and slayer of Marian Parker Los Angeles school girl wants speedy justice But not too the youth hastened to add to his statement made 10 newspaper reporters in his cell in the county jail Ho explained that he had thot ho was to be rushed right thru a trial yesterday when he arrived at the county jail here Hickman declared he had no inten tion of pleading not guilty to die charges of murder and kidnaping of which ho has been indicted Ill plead guilty and stand by my confes sion regardless of what this Kansas City attorney engaged by my mother advises mo to ho said Might Head Not Guilty Despite Hickmans denial members of the district attorneys offlco de clared that they would not bo sur prised if the accused slayer of the girl pleaded not guilty when the time came for his arraignment Altho Hickmans confession made to Los Angeles officials returning him to Angeles from Pendleton where lie had been captured said he killed the small girl by strangulation Coujity Autopsy Sureeou Wag ner iTwlarefl that his of the body Indicated that the death of tho child was not due primarily to this cause The belief was expressed by Dr Wagner a next to the Parker girls family that she died of fright and exhaustion He said she was of a nervous temperament and that the body Indicated that she had not eaten since thetime of her kid napingand probably had not slept Will Distribute Reward The civic committee which will de cide tho allotment of a large part of the almost reward dffecd for the capture or capture and conviction of the slayer of Marian Parker will aold a meeting tomorrow The two Oregon officers Chief of Police Tom Gurdane of PeniUeton and Sergeant C L Lieualleu ot the Ore gon state traffic force who captured Hickman yesterday called on Mayor Cryer chairman of the citizens re ward committee They wero accompanied by the Los Angeles attorney who has been re tained by them to protect their inter ests In the reward FLYERS ON LAST LAP ANOTHER KIDNAPING OAKLAND ZVec A new manhunt the alleged kidnaper of an 11 year old girl as quarry spurred police activity here today before the California public had relaxed from the excitement of the kidnaping nnd murder of 12 year old Marion Parker in Ageles The missing sir Is Evelyn Smith daughter of Mr and Mra Frank Smith of Oaklandl Mrs Smith yester day swore out a warrant charging Robert B McClelland 27 a paroled convict with having stolen the girl from home on the pretense that hia mother described as a wealthy Pnsa dent woman would adopt her and furnish employment for her father vho has been out of work and ill McClellands mother tho wife of n Pasadena gardener denied that sho Is wealthy and said she knew nothlnsof lor sons plan to take the Smith girl Mrs Jessie McClelland the former onvicts wife and mother of his two ons who Is also a Pasadena resident iald she had not seen her husband In nearly two years Before taking the Smith Rlrl Mc Clelland gave her father a check for 125 an an advance payment on his work but the check turned out to be worthless Dleiidonne Costes above and Joseph LeBrix French irans Atlnntic flyers ami their roulo from Paris by way of Africa and South to Now Dotted lino shows their progress to date NEW YORK honor of being tho first to fly from Paris to New York is in night for Dieudonne Costes and Joseph LeCrlx French aviators who chose the southerly route for their venture Before midJanuary they expect to boin IscV York thus rounding out a flight in their big Breguet piano NungesserColi that carried them from Paris to Senegal Africa and thence to Brazil The flight from Paris to Rio de Janeiro was the first in history From Brazil they flew to Santiago Chile Their northward route Is by way of Ecuador Colombia Panama and Mex REMUS SANITY Morgan Elected to Take Garys Place NEW YORK Dec Plerpont Morgan International bunk er has become tho nominal headof he United States Steel corporation ounded by his father Tjio board of directors meeting hero Ttuwdny elect ed as chairman oC the joard to succeed Blbcrt It Gary who died last August Myron C Taylor ttornoy nnd corporation executive fiis named ns chairman of tho fl anco committee a post also held by Mr Gary Jnmcs A Farrell continues president of tho corporation Three Court Alienists Are Important Witnesses in Cincinnati CINCINNATI Dec jeorgo Remus today began the pro jate court fight which will send him orth freed of all blamo for slaying ils wife here last October 8 or to the state hospital for the criminally In sane at Lima The court battle brot on by the ver dict a week ago of tha jury In his mur der trial that he was not guilty on the sole ground of insanity began un der conditions fardifferent from those of the jury hearing Called as a witness for Remus Dr David T Wolfstein one of the three alienists who reported at the murder rial that Remus was uane tossed a bombshell into the defense ranks Ruthless reckless selfish egocen ric the kind of man who takes the aw into his hands a man of ir tendencies with a leaning to vards the criminal was Dr iVolfutelns picture of Remus At no time have I considered him a psychopathic patient Dr Wolfsteln testified but ho added that he had jsome Ideas of Remus that could not jbo listed under and recognized clnsslfi cation of insanity Ho coulri bo said Dr Wolf stein lie hns be rlnn geroua On his own statement he is You consider n danserous asked Dr Herman IT Hoppo one of the probate court alienists I certnlnly replied Dr Wnlf stein with ft between rach word and each syllable heavily stressed Chicago Beer Runner Dies in Gang War Holiday Truce Broken as Gunmen Fiddle Victim With Bullets CHICAGO Dec men were dead tocbiy in what police be lieved was a renewal of gang warfare following a holldajtruce A volley of revolver shots greeted diaries Miller beer runner as he startedto Bobs Lone Tree tavern on the northwest side in the early hours of the morning Ho fell with four shots in tho head and several in the body Miller died without speaking and the men escaped in the dark About an lioui later a man was hauled Into a hospital by several com panions who dropped him on the floor and left telling a nurse they were go ing for his coat and hat They did not return but the man was later identified as John Davis Ho was believed to have been a member of tho gang that Khot Miller and was accidentally wounded In the head by one his own party Unable to talk he died within a short time after his companions left Miller had been admitted to the tavern after it had Vieen closed Rob ert Treebus owner said After a few minutes of conversation Treebus un locked tho door to let his visitor go and the guns pushed In They did not attempt to shoot Trebus or his em ployes GIVEN Mellon Reports 103 Million Being Returned Due to Illegal Collection WASHINGTON Dec The names of many of the nations notables were presented to congress today by Secretary Mellon aa having been among those sharing In the re turn of In taxes which tho government collected illegally dur ing the fiscal years from 1025 to 1928 d prior periods Awards a few cents to hundreds ot thousands of dollars and the bulky list showed Sir Harry Lauder Brigadier General Smedtey Butler the lato Dr Percy Stlckney Grant the modernist preacher and many other widely known persons as having had their troubles with the taxing authorities along mem bers of tho Rockefeller family the Belmonts tho Vandcrbllts and tho gen eral run of business corporations Mrs Florence M Rose MarcjueUc got 17 cents and near her name of J H Hillman and Sons company Pittsburgh with a fig ure of The awards to the Rockefellers the Belmonts and the Vnntterbllts were comparatively small cries Corporations generally were shown to have dominated In tho list of those receiving awards of any great size Harry Lauder the Scot received while tha estate of Andrew Carnegie another Scot got The others affected Included many equally as well known Report Plane Was Heard in Vicinity of Harbor Grace NEW YORK Dec Hopes for tho safety ot Mrs Frances Wilson Grayson and her three male companions in the Dawn centered today ou the possibility that tho plane might be down In some isolated spot not far from Harbor Grace N F This possibility rested upon a radio message which a telegraph operator at 7iearts Content 25 miles from HaK or Giace suys ho intercepted Mon day afternoon and upon the claims of various persona in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia that they heard the motor a plane at different times oetweon Saturday morning and late Sunday When the Dawn left Roosevelt Field Friday afternoon with Mrs Grayson 3skar Onidnl pilot Brice iohtn aorougli navigator and radio opera tor and Fred Kohler engineexpert on hoard it was planned to fly direct to Harbor Grace arriving at about 7 oclock Saturday morning The giant navy dirigible Los Angoles today rested in her hangar at Lakehurst N after a cruise up and down the course tho Dawn was believed to have followed after it was sighted over Capo Cod three hours after the start The Lo3 Angelea went as Tarv 120 milesfrom Sabla Island Whence hud conie the news that a message signed with the call letters of the Dawn but rendered nearly unintelligible by interference and static was received Sunday night reporting The news came from the government wire less station operated by the Marconi company The dirigiblecovered a strip 40 miles in width and found the visibility excellent hut saw no sign of Ihe missingplane Five destroyers two from the navy and three from tho coast guard to day took Up the search in a semi circle with Its center at Sable Island and a radius of 75 miles The Stur tevant and Mahan naval craft cov ered Ihe southwestern quadrant which was considered most promising while tho coast guard boats the Shaw Monaghan and Downes combed the southeastern nuadrant Repri esentative Warhstad Plans Campaign Again OSAGE Dec tative Brede Wamstnd author of the famous Wamstad bill governing ad mittance of Indigent persons to the state university hospital defeated in the closing days of the last legislative session will be a candidate to suc ceed himself as representative from Mitchell county v 5THE LOCAL Visits nl Biirchinat Dec Sam llorthiin and daughter Lucille Cohas TOtt ure visiting with her par ents Mr and Mrs Charles Best aul ollipr relatives near Burchlnnl Venn Ji was Mikes explanation GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 liour period ending at a nesday Maximum 36 At a Rnlrifnll 41 One of rare phenomena a in December Is recorded In Die meteorological records covering Tuesday Tho pro rlpltation totaled almost a halt Inch and AVednosday morning most of the snow had from Iho scene In Its place on the streets was a sheet or ice that matin motorinc linzirdoits FATHER AT SIDE OF HARRY HILL Defense Wants State to Name Which Charge Is to Be Prosecuted OTTAWA Dec trial of Harry Hill Streatgr youth charged with the murder of his moth er resumed today with arguments on a defense motion to compel tho state to elect on which one of five Indict ments they would prosecute When tho roll of100 venlremon was called 26 nsked to be excused Dr H C Hill Streator eye ear and throat specialist who was di vorced from Mrs Elizabeth Hfll Har rys mother was in court with hist son wheji tho trial opened yesterrtay giv ing evidence of making good his promise at the time of Harrys arrest to use every resource he possessed to defend the boy Mrs Hills body with two bullet wounds in the head waa found bxirictl in the basement of her home Harry has persisted in his Innocence Mexico Bids Farewell to Ambassador Mrs Lindbergh Heads for Dallas as Son Leaves for South BULLETIN WASHINGTON Dec department was in formed this afternoon that lAnA bergh Inndcil at Guatemala City at p eastern standard ttinc The dopnrtments mvlccn came from the American legation at Guatemala City They givo no further details flight from Mexico City ItUOWNSVILLE Dec 28 to malfo Dallas by nightfall airs Evangeline L L Lindbergh ami party tools off from Fort Drown Hying field at p in today in make a brief stop at San Antonio VALBUENA FIAING FIELD MEXICO CITY Dec Dawn today found Americas most be loved airhero and his mother speed ing rapidly away from each other after a quiet phrlstnias spent with ot flcijil Mexico Just as down lightened flying field here at a Col Charles A Lindbergh hopped off Guatemala City Guatemala the first stop oC his Central American good will flight Forty minutes latar he passed over the town ot Matamoras in tho state ot Puebla thus completing the first 50 miles of his Journey vznp afule ten alrn perjjft weather conditions There was no wind the slight veil of mtat near the ground was not enough to Interfere with visibility The flyers mother who had not seen her famous son take off on his New York to Purls or Washington Mexico City lights vas at thefield to bid him goodbyeou this his latest venture Mrs Lindbergh on Way North A few minutes later at a Mrs Lindbergh hopped off in the Fora plane which is to carry her back to her Detroit classroom The plane took and immediately headed east toward Tampico accompanied by two army planes started the Spirit of St Louis across tho field tha moment there was sufficient light to see the ground He glided into the air after running half the length of tho field Tho plane described a great curve to the south and then turned east into tho sunrise It turned again toward TURN TO PAGE 11 ATLANTIC HOP Bennett and Balchen Sought to Make Trip in Spring by Mabel Boll YORK Dec The New York American says today that Mabel Boll known as tho diamond seeking Floyd Bennett and Berne Balchen as polks for a pro posed flight to Paris next May Bennett who accompanied Comman der Richard 13 Byrrl on his flight to the North Pole and Balchen a mem ber of Byrds transAtlnnttc crew have tentatively agreed tohead a company in the process of organization to back the flight the artkJo says Miss Bull will foot the entire ex pense of which will be for the services of Uvo men Mrs Frances Bloom field Resident Here 35 Years Succumbs at Rockford Mrs Frances C Bloomfleld mother fit Ellis F Bloomfickl tvnd for 3j years a resident of Mason City fllrd at Rockford at the home of Mr and Mra Gus Michel at oclock Monday evening Funeral services will be held at Ihe 3onner funeral home 32North Washington avenue at oclock Thursday afternoon Rurlal will take plaeo at tho cemetery at jtoelcford nemembers Record Winter OSAGE Dec S Naden re members r0 ago this week when ho was In his fields ploughing all the ivcek on farm a mile enst and a hair rnlle south of Orchard That Xovcmber ho lxt some bobs and only used them or threo in all winter Visirlriii Nora Springs Home NORA SPRINGS Dec lattio Relby Dos Molnes who haw been vlslilng her eon in St Paul the guest of her sister Lnfo Hill I at Nora Will Rogers BEVERLY HILLS Dec 27 fcoo whereRome bad an Munlcn yesterday Von wnlch Mus solini KUI out and issue a decree against those ttilriKS lie will make fin sorry they ever hit Unit coun try Franco will be scared to death fur h it on to them Yours Copyright 1027 Teacher Returns Home Sheriff On Way to Northwood BULLETIN MANIA Dec Miller received word from Sheriff Purnes Putimiti county shortly before noon that the Mis souri officer on ills way ia Northwood to got Jcicy Rennells arrested Iiero Tuesday night in con nection with tho alleged kidnap ing of Miss Pauline Thompson Leaves for Home T DBS MOINES Dec Paulino Thompson UnionriUe school teacher who disap peared Monday with Joey Jfcnnolls left Des Molnes today for her homo a brother who Imd ar rived hi au automobile for hfld Sho cnma hero last nieht from Manly whore Romiolls ap rested when he couple slopped a hofol STORIES CONFLICT An affair that was either a roman tic elopement or the flight of a kid naper and his victim came to a sudden end at Manly Tuesday afternoon when MIsa Paulino Thompson teacher it Unionvillc and her lover Joey Rennells also a rural school teacher stopped Cor rest after 24 hours of con tinual driving Whether the stranga Journey that Jed up thru Grmnel and Eddyyiile and to LTiiirtd fiytlie escape irom rel atives yhc attempted to part them or ono of terror and gunplay In which a 20 year old country school teacher was carried away by force authorlthui wero unable to decide Stories Certainly Dilfcr At Manly Tuesday night tho girl laggard and worn from tho Illght declared that It was a case of tidnaplng while the man locked in a cell at tho Worth county jail after his arrest by Marshal Miller of Manly maintained just as stoutly that she had come with him willingly had lelped plan tho escape nnd only de cided to turn hack when they had Owatonna Paulino knew that I was comlnc after her Monday Rennells said I saw her Sunday night and I old her that I would beat her school the next day She Wanlcil to Drive When I camo after her she ac companied me freely Sho had looked tho highways up and she wanted to drive but I would not let Why didnt you want her to drive was risked Driving was difficult and I Tfraid that she would get too vas tho reply Why WIIB Miss Thompson without vraps of any kind or n hat the al eged kidnaper was asked Her ulster wns at tho school The ilster is about to become a mother and we wero afraid that the shook of our together would Injure her fhat Is why Paulino took no wraps or luggage when nlio camo out of the nnd why sho did not so bacli r Were on Way Back Kcnnells said that ha and Miaa Thompson had been going together Ince November 102B Ho said that 10 knew of no special opposition to on tha pat of her par WoIntended to go back to Union Rennells said That is where we were heading for when wa were Htopped at Manly Wehad gone ns iir as Owatonna and we TURN TO PAGE 11 POOR PA By Claude Callnn Ma s Inlkin economy Iliis nil Urn uneasy Thais her way of Ictlin me luiovv I nrm expect some big bus been IM tno rnnniyi nonrlv rta 4 rrxnilf I our iust hni Ud I ;