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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 3, 1928, Mason City, Iowa 7 FRIDAY FEB 3 1928 THREE IOWA WEATHER Generally fair tonight and Satur lay warmer in northern portion tonight AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES VOL XXXV ITVE CENTS PER COPY North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEB S 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 101 FIRE RAZES SIX CITY BLOCKS N FALL RIVER OIL COMMITTEE i TOM ARREST OFCOLSTEWART 6enate Probe Witness Still Refuses to Answer Walsh BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb 3 to ask tlie senate to immediately order the arrest of Roh trt Stewart chair man of the board of the Standard Oil of Indiana was rached late today by the senate oil committee WASHINGTON Feb I the battering ot Senator Walsh of and the persuasiveness of Wphairman Nye and other members of Bthe senate oil committee failed today I to shake the determination of Robert IHV Stewart Standard Oil magnate to Lwefuae to answer questions concerning the disposition of profits of the Conti JieiUnl Trading company of Canada a gruelling examination In trious members around the fommlttee table took turns in examin Ins him Stewart talked freely up to jkrie point and that point was on jjjvhether he had discussed the profits C the Continental and their disposi pn with Harry F Sinclair Stewart Stands Pat he raised a barrier which tlie nlttee could not surmount try might ill rephrased question touch phaaft of the case Stewart Hickmans Family Testifies to Peculiar Actions 20 Reed Refuses to Permit Recount of Vare Ballots Hill Listens to vl each t Xlrist be urjr v itness In the FallSinclair t owing out ot the lease of Tea pome to Sinclair The government tes that of the Contl lil profits went to Pall Ifore Stewart was excused from Island Chairman Nye told him he K understand that the committee ust reach the conclusion that it was ossible that he and his associates tl10 purposes of the Continental it was organized Cot Large Profits ITlio company whose good faith was iaranteed by Stewart and Sinclair hught barrels of oil for LI 50 a barrel and sold it back to Stew and Sinclitlicompanies tor Hava you any statement to make ut Nye asked ewart was silent np of the final questions asked the rltness dealt with the angle of the ase Involving whether any of the rofits went to a political fund Do you know anything about any these honds going to a political parfy Stewart was asked w he replied tyf Dauos Gives His Ufa Before Stewart testified several fitnesses denied that they had hearrf V price of was to he asked Cor Ao Continental oil as testified yester lay by Stewart Among them was Beman G Dawes of jhe Puro Oil company a brother ot vice president I Stewart was excused he wan i rucled lo remain here until tomor Intimations had been given that isfit be cited for contempt Rogers ays JBEVERLY HILLS Feb 2 There was a piece in the paper morning where somebody back Inn was seriously proposing mo president Now when that was io as a joke it was alright but ion its done seriously its just pa are used to having every ing as presidential candi but the country hasnt quite to the professional comedian e There Is no Inducement that Id make me foolish enough to i run for any political office 11 want to be on the outside where can bo friends and Joke about of them oven the president as jug as its alright with him my nnscience Is So I hereby in fua my statement which is as fol lows I dont contemplate becoming in ulvod Jn a political conflict of any attire during the autumn of 1028 Yours WILL ROGTCRS P F Should tho democrats bow r become successful I would ac ept the postoffice in Beverly HilTs nd Claremore Okla I can take ire of both letters Oopyrlcht 1028 Senator Displeased With Elections Committees Conduct of Case WASHINGTON Feb Dlssatlsfactlon with the manner In which the senate elections committee Js handling the contest of William B Wilson unsuccessful democratic op ponent of SenatorElect William S Vare ot Pennsylvania has led Sena tor Heed democrat Missouri to pre vent tho committee from counting disputed ballots As chairman of the special slusb fund committee be has directed David S Barry senator sergeantatarms not to surrender ballot boxes in his custody to the election subcommittee ivhich Senaor Waterman republi can Colorado is chairman Water mans committee had decided to be gin the ballot recount next Monday but after a conference late yesterday with the chairman Senator Heed is sued his instructions to Barry lie reminded the sergeantatarms that tho ballot boxes he holds were brut here from Philadelphia and Al legheny counties under authority giv ing them to the slush fund committee and that he Reed Investigators have first call upon them Senator Reed has been displeased with the election committees con duct the for some time FORMER WARDEN GIVEN PAROLE WASHINGTON Feb A parole lias been granted A E Sar aln former warden of Atlanta Pen tentlary who is now serving an la nonths sentence for conspiring to ac cept bribes in the performance ol luties The full sentence of Sartain wouW iiave expired in May but the paroiu joard recommended tluit in view UL its good conduct the remainder of thf lime should be remitted and the rec ommendation has been approved bj1 the department et justice Sartain formerly a resident of Coi umbus was appointed warden at Atlanta during the Harding adminis tration Tho specific charges against lim concerned his bestowal of favoiv upon prisoners for monetary consid erations DENIES DAWES BOOM EFFORTS Burt Burnquist Replies to Charges of Promotion by Major Lund DI5S MOINKS Feb Frank 1 Lund ot Webster City chair man of the LowderiforPresident club In Iowa today asserted that Burt B Burnqulst Fort Dodge former chair man of the republican state central committee was tho promoter ot a presidential boom In Iowa for Vice President Charles G Dawes Mr Burnquist in reply to Major Lund denied this and challenged Afajor Lunds sincerity in the Lowilen cause In his statement Major Luntl Maimed the Dawes boom was formed to embarrass the Lowderi workers and had an agreement with the Hoover workers In Iowa to select a Hoovei or a Dawes delegation from Iowa to tho republican national convention Mr Burnquist denied he had taken any part In conferences on delegates or had been tho spokesman for U Bawes boom President of University Student Body Kidnaped SEATTLE Feb Seized by nine hooded men when he was called to the door Marian A Zionecheclv president ot the Univer sity of Washington student body last night bound and gagged and driv en to the shores oC Lake Washing ton where he was ducked paddled and his head sbavod Tho kidnaping wns the high spot of two months ot dispute between campus loaders over student policies ZIonchnck was tho center of one group while the University dally newspaper headed the other faction FATHER AND 4 CHILDREN LOSE Mother and Baby Escape From Burning House at Minnetonka MINNEAPOLIS Feb members of a family of seven were burned to death last night when fire destroyed their home at Cottagewood Lake Minnetonka near here Leon L Wiley a sand blaster em ployed In a steel products works in Minneapolis and four ot bis children perished while Mrs Wiley who was severely burned escaped with her baby The fire started after the family bad retired Its origin was not deter mined Mrs Wiley was awakened by tho screams of her husband who was in another room She took the baby and attempted to reach him but was unsuccessful She smashed a window and leaped out Her condition is critical Beyer Gets From 1 to 14 Years for Shooting Bootlegger ROCKFORD Feb Beyer 21 was sentenced yester day to serve a term of from one to 14 years in the state penitentiary for killing Bill bootlegger in an unauthorized raid in South Beloit Wis The raid was made t Is claimed ill territory over which the youthful prohibition agent had no authority Petroff was killed during the raid Tho jury found the youth guilty ot manslaughter tho verdict being a compromise between those wiio Uiot the defendant guilty and those who be lieved the killing was justified The Jury was out for six hours Ziegfeld Follies Dancer Gives Feature Ballet on Program of Osage Lions OSAGE Fob ballet number by Mrs Leslie fiherricr for two or three seasons with Kiogfields Follies was the feature of u party and program given here last night by the Lions club It was Ladles Mrs sherriff with a victrola for ac companiment anjl dressed In Colonial costume did pretty dances which revealed her grace and beauty Jf C Hill publisher of the Mitchell County Press presided and directed tho referendum to determine the Lions most handsome member for 1J128 Frank Cromer local merchant was winter There were rumblings however of appeal action in the oft Ing on the part of some of the de feated candidates H II Matt led the singing with Al Edgar at the piano W Earl Hall ot Mason City spoke briefly on Euro pean tiorm The dinner was served by the Harmony club ot the Congregational church Following tho formal program there was an adjournment to an adjoining room which bad been arranged as an old time country school There Mr Hill in the role oC schoolmaster led his pupils thru a program of Im promptu recitations and a spelling con test for a visiting member at the school board Ynlontines were ex changed Woman Named to Serve on Winneshiek Grand Jury for First Time DECORAH Feb the grand jurors were drawn for the Feb ruary term of tho district court vvhioll convenes Feb 27 the first woman on that body was drawn since woman suffrage camo In force in this coun try Tho name drawn was Mrs Cora Mc Larn from Canoe township On tho petit Jury women have been drawn for every term but never DC foro in this county has one been drawn on the grand jury TownerGives Welcome to Yank Airman Lindbergh Is Guest of Porto Rico Santo Domingo plea for tliei of Porto Rico in tlie form or a jnca sage front lie people of Porto Kico to tho people of the Untied was entrusted to Col Charles IJiicllicrsh today at a special ses sinn of tho Porto Tllcan legislnture which conferred a medal ot honK upon the American aviator RAN JUAN Port Rico Feb people in whose veins flowf the blood of the Spanish conqulsta lors today honored an American who conquered their hearts without blood shed In greeting Lindbergh Gov W Towner a former lowan laid ho voiced the heartiest spon aneous welcome ot all the people ol he island Ho continued Amnng those honored for great ac complishments and noble virtues your name will ever be enrolled Ciuiseil No Hcarlaches Your success has not been won by or by malting wars but vhlle in every test of valor anil dar ng your accomplishments arc at least equal to any of either fabled or his toric heroes you have not caused n single heartbreak or a moments suf fering to others by your rise to A saluto of 20 guns one IPSS than r presidential salute greeted Lindbergh on his landing Special clothotgold aviators caps ivero worn by Queen ot Edna and iier court In Lindberghs honor at a carnival ball which he attended After the ball be retired to the 40f year old La Fortalcza once the palace of the Spanish captains general uud now the executive mansion Duo in Havana Wednesday In this Imposing edifice upon an em iialtlcmcnted platform Lindbergh wilT ie a guest until ho hops off tomorrow for Santo Domingo From thero he will go to PortauPrince Haiti Mon flay and expects to arrive at Havana Wednesday aCternoon Lindbergh believes he will return to iiis home port of St Louis on the iftonioon of Feb 13 After his return there he intends to fly on bin old air mail route botweon Chicago and St a few timos Youth Held in Cedar Rapids for Theft of Car Is Granted Parole CEDAR RAPIDS Feb Miller arrested In Chicago several ago on a charge of stealing two automobiles hero last fall was pa roled to his attorney after being sen tenced to 10 years In the state reform itory nt Anamosa today by District Judge F 1j Anderson Margaret Sul livan Chicago held for the same of fense was discharged Roscoo Shomler of Cedar Ilaplds re cently convicted of robbing an Albur nctt hank received 10 years for the same offense last week Miller was one o ftlie states star witnesses against Shomler and Jack Duffy of Chicago In tho bank robbery He testified that Shomler pro nosed to him that they stage the rob bery Harry Hill Strcator youth on trtil at Ottawa charged with the slayhiff ol his mother Mrs Eliza A Hill is shown here In he courtroom with his attor neys hearing testimony in lie case Loft to right in the plioto arc Attorney Shea Hill and At torneys Jones nnd Osborne HILL GARDNER IS UNMOVED BY ATTORNEYS FIRE Peter Busch Thrills Court With Story of Removing Dirt From Cellar OTTAWA Feb lentless crossexamination failed to change the story of Peter Busch pic turesque old German gardener on the witness Btand today in the trial of Harry Hill charged with the murder of hia mother His long gray mustache working convulsively his honest eyes riveted on Defense Attorney Arthur Shay tho year old man thrilled the racked courtroom as much as he did on his first appearance yesterday The youthful defendant whom the state accuses of shooting Mrs A Hill as she stood on the basement stairs and then buiTing her body In the cellar leaned languidly back in ils chair during Buschs examination He apparently no more concerned than any of the court room fans Attorney Shay asked the old gard ener what he thot when he was work ng around tho upturned earth In the basement of the omanH body was later found Ordered to Remove Dirt Did It look lilte a grave asked Shay was the emphatic reply Hurry told you to take the dirt out place it in a public alley Shay was the reply He didnt tell you not to let any one nee yoi working about the house to keep the doors closed or not tr ttll anvone what you wore doing did he Shay asked Buseh If he ever had been in tho little room before and Bnsch said he had looked In but nevoi had seen anything Pickett Will Deliver Iowa Keynote Talk Waterloo Man Selected by Stern to Be Temporary G Qj P Chairman 1 3 AP Charljs EK Pickett Waterloo will be thotemporary and key note orator of the republican state convention to bo lield here March His selection was announced today Willis L Stern Logan repnblicaii state chairman who has received Ur Pjcketts acceptance Mr was one of Iowas dole gatesallargo to the republican con eight years ago and gave the address seconding tho nomin of Frank O Lowden of Illinois vhose candidacy the Iowa delegation s expected to support in tho City convention lu Tune I have every Chair n Stern said That Mr PicheU vlll deliver a keynote speech at thu itatc condition that will bo highly tic leptuhle to tho people of Iowa and hat will create a very favorable Im pdcssion in other slates I do not consider It sufficient that owa selects a delegation for this or bat man alone but It Is Important bfif we command the of the lelpgates from Iho other states to the lid that our endorsement may carry velgbt wilh others I have faith that Ur Piclcnft will accomplish this niosi iDsirablo Denies Killing Hor Didnt you many times in loud voico nt Iho coroners Inquest I didnt kill her I didnt kill her Shay nskod Sure I didnt kill shouted Biisch But didnt you say at the coroners Inquest I didnt Wll her I didnt kill her reiterated Shay Sure I didnt kill bor and I donl know who did kill was the only reply be couid get from tho old man The attorney attempted to establish what the temperatuvrwas that day In August when Buach was working ibout the basement I cnnt answered tho gardener and neither can he shouted pointing his finger at Shay Courtroom Gets a IxiiiRli Was It raining asked Shay The old man said he couldnt re member Was It snowing Tho old man leaned back in bis chair and Htured In amazement at the man before and below him Did you nver see it imowtnfi In Au gust he cried disgustedly and thf courtroom again wan In a fit of laugh ter with tho Judge and the jury Join ing In After an hour of Intense questioning Attorney Shay snld Is Tabloid Building to Be Erected in N Y RW YOUIC Feb site on Fortysecond street between Sec ond ami Third avtnuos lias bien pur based by the Daily News upon which a 20 slory building to house the Tabloid Newspaper I be Liberty magazine and tin NVvv York oil Ice ot tho Chicago Tribune will be erected next year Former Iowa Doctor Helps Defense Case Alienists Testify Youth Is Insane Mother Saw Change in Boy LOS ANGELES Feb The lorrifying details of the murder and nutllatlon of little Marian Parker the ItCul thots and schemes of the killer vnd the innermost secrets of the Hick nan family hava found their way Into the record ot the William Edward Hlckman sanity trial Bcforu the close of yesterdays court session two of the expert wit nesses for tho defense had started to draw from tho evidence the conclu sions with which his attorneys will at empt to convince the Jury of eight men and four women that Hlckman vas unable to distinguish between right and wrong at tho time he kid napped and murdered the Los Angeles school girl To the evidence was added a mothers story oE grief a lathers tearful account ot hia married life and a brothers innUerotCact Idea of the prisoners mental status as well as the grim testimony ot a police offi cer Alienist Claims Insanity It was the latter and a newspaper photographer who brot into the cour records the morgue photographs of the girls dismembered body and the big jackknlfe which Hlckman declarer was the weapon ho used A defense alienist Dr R O Shelton of Los Angelea declared from th witness Btana that Hlckman wns In sane a victim of dementia praecox paranoid type a sufferer of delusion formerly of Le Mars was the oth cr expert called by the defense Hick man he said was undersized ant TURN TO PAGK 7 OUR MAN GlobeGazette weather ClKurra for hour period ending at oclock a m Friday Highest aliove III above At a 18 If old1 John Groundhog on emerging from his hole Thursday morning the mistake of looking at the sun foro he looked for his shadow ItB a safo hot that he didnt see the shadow ianything turn was bright Tho first throo clays of Febru ary would Indicate that there Is an open attempt on tho part ot this month to approach tho almost Inrom estah ended Thursdays maximum of 42 was wiln for the parable record of balminoss by tlir January just In 10 degrees of the high mark January and Friday began with prospect of approaching it still closer OPERATION IS CAUSE OF SUIT Surgeon Denies Responsibil ity for Chicago Girls Los ing Both Her Legs CHICAGO Feb blood ransfuaion performed In a lafltmin ato attempt to save the life of Miss Holland whose less wero aminr atod when gangrene set In following beauty operation had resulted In L slight Improvement in her condition oday Miss Holland underwent on opera ion several days ago In an effort to avo her legs which she snld were lightly bowed straightened JJr lenry 1 prominent plastic urgeou made a general denial both o authorities and to the press thai e had performed the operation He told John Follmor chief iiwpoc or for llio state department of regis tration and educalltjn thut an assist ant Dr S D Xnph professor of sur Bury at iliB Chicago Oyloopathlo hos pital had operated on Holland Dr Kchiroson explained that ho him self had removed a scar from Mlws Hollands shoulder during the pio gress of tho opera tion and that was how ln happened lo be present Ho said he loft for New York shortly afterward mid whilo there was noti fied that IhH girls family had called another physician who removed her tc another hospital I specifically forhniln hr said and doclurod I would hold tboso who moved her responsible for any thing that happened to Dr HhlroKon lias filed suit against Dr llonry Millstone and Archie an attorney for fot allegtd defamation nf character growing out ot tho Holland girls BUILDINGS LOST DAMAGE AT 12 MILLION 6 Banks 2 Theaters Are Destroyed Blaze Starts in Textile Mill RIVER Fob 3 of last nlghti lire were placed at front to by Mayor W Harry Monks and Fire Chief Jere miah StUlivtm thla morning RIVER Feb irregular area covering sla Ity blocks was a mass of charred nd burning debris today aa the ult of a fire which swept the C this citys business district wlti a loss estimated at from U wlco that sum More than a acors of buildings In ludlng two theaters elx banks lotels and several of the largest of Ico structures were reduced to black ened walls and glowing pita of ruins Flra apparatus summoned from points as distant as Providence R and Boston and a dozen cities Jammed he streets and continued to pour housnn1a of gallons oC water Into the debris Tho blaze which started In abandoned No 1 mill of tho Pocasset Manufacturing1 company on Pocasset street swept with startling rapidity all before it and It was not until oclock this morning that it was finally under control eight hours after the first alarm had been sounded Hotel Patrons Forced to The burned area reached from the corner of Pocasset and Main streets north to Bank and east to Pock xhTlrohlcan house the Inghotel quickly emptied Its 400 rooms and an hour later was de stroyed The Granite block the largest office building in the city was an other early victim as was the Hlnlto theater where an audience was view Ing a picture when the first alarm camo Another theater destroyed was llio Premier Members of tho 241 coast artillery company wcra called out to supple ment a force ot 20 state policemen from tho Holdeii In iddltlon every member of tho local orce was on duty but them was no ootliig and an almost total absence of Despite reports that several firemen iad been killed by falling walls a heok showed only five had been in ured None wns believed seriously uirt Telephone Service Failed Thruout the height of the blaze the city was cut off from the oulslrla world Telephone service failed at 11 oclock when operators were ordered from thn exchange building on street For a while It appeared certain that the telephone plant was doomed hut today service was normal except In and near 1 he burned aron Both the Western Union and Telegraph offices were burned At tho former Uin operators worked fev erishly to send out nows of the fire until their own building was In flumes The record In lie Inof Ihe office said tho mon stuck until tlielr shoes wera Lack of water pressure was a con stant liandlcnp to firomen who also suffered from tho cold wind which wlilpped the flames before it One mwximppi lost all Its equip ment while another suffered severe damage Tho last building to go was the figlit story MassaoitPocasset Nn tionnl bank opposite the city hall which escaped with only a scorching Too Banks Othrr banks to loso their WITH he Metaromot National tho Fall River ind Peoplea bnnlcs Iho CKlxniN Having Hastily eunv Tm TO PAGE 7 Crying Bandit Victim of Tear Gas Bomb Falls Into Hands of Detectives CHICAOO Feb Kas bomb that cxployedcd Saturday KOL Its man last night thuswiso Iisops Kuti had been crying eyes wore red and swollen Two sym pathetic detectives nsltcd him wha was tho trouble Kntll Kaicl was distasteful to him Perhaps the detectives he was crying because bo was I KriUes Jewolry store last Saturday whnn robbers took worth o jewelry KullI KIIOKSPI that migbt ix tbn trouble so they took him along Americanism A smart lawyer uslru clftod liars lo Impress a dumb SinrCoiirlcr AUNT HEX Tiy Robert I know Fin a Ifil olil fool hut I wish Ia Inn liissod my hiind when wr was so could nn romomhiM it when Im wore out alter a days ;