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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 10, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight and Saturday moder ate temperatures 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 FRIDAY FEB UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE GALLOWS OR FLM FOR HICKMAN LETTER DIRECTS lOSTJHERIFFS Escaped Prisoners Tell Where Bodies of Missing Men May Be Found KOKOMO Feb Search was begun here today of four fitono Quarries In quest of John P Grove and Wallace McCIure deputy sheriffs oC Tippecanoe county who mysteriously disappeared Tuesday morning while enroute to the Pendle ton state retormatoiy with two prisoners Acting on word purporting to have come from Samuel Baxter andJohn the prisoners who likewise dis appeared Sheriff Charles 51 Johnson and a posse arrived here from ete today A letter postmarked in Illinois Johnson said contained this statement You will never get ua but If you want your two deputy sheriffs you will find their bodies In a ICokomo stone As the abandoned fluarry is partly filled with water the officers equipped themselves with chains and grappling hooks The letter which reached Sheriff Johnson early this morning was written In red and blue crayon and was unsigned Sheriff Johnson said he also was Gov Small Appoints Frank Smith to U S Senate ELECTROCUTED tracing a report that a small coupe followed the deputies car out of Tuesday on the theory that and Baxter may have had on hand in December and Baxter bo th about 20 Texan Goes to His Death Saying He Is Prepared for End Feb accepting failure of last min efforts tor commutation oC the death sentence on a plea insanity George T Hassell 33 confessed slayer of 13 persons was electrocuted at the state penitentiary here today He followed to the by Rot third man who con Stoitne robbery of a general at Point 10 miles west of fayette The youths were sentenced week to serve five to 21 years In he state reformatory Burns formerly Jived Jn Danville tils FIRE TRAPS 35 MEN IN MINE 4 BODIEUOUND Fear Held for Safety of Workers 550 Feet Be low Surface TORONTO Feb 10 dispatch to the Toronto Star today from Tim mins said 35 men had been trapped in the Hollinger mine by a fire in the lower evels Four bodies had been recovered the dispatch said The reports said the fire had broken out in excavations 550 feet under ground and was still burning The recovered dead were ATarfm Stevens of Timinins Harry Graham George Dun lop a powder man and one man who was not identified All workers were ordered out of the mine Mussolini and Pope Patch Up ChurchState Quarrel Vatican to Get Indemnity Covering Period of 60 Years By SAIAATORE CORTESI A 1 Correspondent in ROME Feb yeai IJiS perhaps may become as notewor thy in the relisioUB history the world for the solution ot the Koman Question as is the year 1870 for thej fall the Vaticans temporal power It is possible that the 1lgure o King Emmanmiel II of that day who transformed the Apostolic palace of the quirinal Into tho royal residence of the new kins ol united Italy may be remembered thruout the centiu les as contrasted to that of Premier Mussolini as one who luOl about ecu dilation b ut w e en church and state Ueenn CO Venrs Ago Ahove them wili tower two popLS Pius IX who by his celebrated lion pofi sumiis we are not able rendered lossible for nearly GO years not only understanding but even it modus vlvendl between quirinal and Vatican and the present pontiff who after about six years ot negotiation study High Honors Heaped Upon MONOPOLY IN RADIO CLAIMED BY CHICAGOAN t New Election to Be Called Gain Seat SLAYER FOUND ANE IN SHORT JURY SESSION to Yank at CubajCommittee Is Told Giant Electrical Companies Control Field CZAR GUARDED Reported Duchess Anastasia Awaits Return of Mrs Leeds NEW YORK Feb frail 26 year old woman whom many claim to be the Grand Duchess Anas tasia yoimffest daughter of the slain Czar Nicholas II of Russia was rest ing under heavy guard today at the Kong Island estate of Mrs Auguste Richard It Was said she would remain there until the return ot Mrs William 03 Leeds the former Princess Xenia of Russia who invited her to this coun try Mrs Leeds Is now on a cruise of the Caribbean sea After tho womans arrival came more expressions of doubt about her Herman Bernstein of New York former war correspondent who was In Siberia in 101S and made an inves tigation oE the killing ot the imperial family reiterated his contention that the Grand Duchess Anastasia was killed with the rest ot Czar Nicholas family Ho quoted as an eyewitness Yakimov who said that some of the Czars daughters showed signs of life after the firing squad had done its work and that they were bayoneted to mako sure of their death lllidor known as the mad monk of Russia and now employed as a porter in a New York building said he hal absolute evidence that Anas tasia was dead He said thnt as court chaplain he taught Anastasia the al ohabet killing a white man The double electrocution required less than 30 mintes Hassell received the first shock at a and was pronounced dead In eight minutes Benton entered the chair at oclock and was pronounced dead seven minutes later Each received three shocks Asked If he wished to make a state ment Hassell I would like to announce to tho world that I am prepared to meet my God I have made my confession to God and man Man does not under stand it all but God Warden N B Spcer acted as exe cutioner Twentyfive newspaper men and a few prison officials witnessed he executions Hassell was convicted of killing his stepson at their farm home near Far well in Deo 1D2C He later con fessed to slaying his sixth widow oC his her seven children In a second confession he told of killing bis houseiceeper Mrs Marie Vogel and her three children at their home in Whittior Cal The bodies wero recoveredwhen he drew charts showing the location of the grave A fish has been discovered that walks in Montana Probably he never has been to an automohile Crosse Tribune Will Rogers BEVERLY Feb 0 Did you read young John D Rockefellers plea to the oilmen He Implored them to tell the truth or tell something whether it was tho truth or not but to please not just sit there as that made the whole industry not only look dumb but guilty Poor young lie Is trying to do what is right but his Bible class should Include all his holding companies Yours WILL ROGERS Copyright J928 HILL DEFENSE ENDS TESTIMONY States Rebuttal Witnesses Summoned as Case Nears Its End OTTAWA Feb fense counsel for Harry Hill charged with murrter of his mother Mrs liliza A Hill rested Hie case today The prosecution immediately prepared to call several rebuttal witnesses Argu ments to the Jury are to start Monday Amongr those on the states list were Coroner Ij IX Howe Sidney Streater grocer and Charles Thicl special investigator for tlie states at torneys office Russell O Hanson O Hanson states attorney said he expeced to refute testimony of de fense witnesses as to Mrs Hills being seen Aiiff 11 12 and 13 The state contends the wealthy for mer wife of Dr II C Hill was shot on Ihe hasement stairs by her son Harry and her body buried In the basementj of her homo Aug 4 or 5 More than 50 witnesses were put on the stand by the defense over a period of four Most of thorn testified as to Harrys character The climax of the defenses case was readied yes terday with the testimony of six neigh bors and friends of Mrs Hill who testified to having seen her seven days or more before her liody WHS found in tho hasoment Aug 22 It was expectefl that the Jury would not get tho case tho middle of next week Adjournment he taken until Monday after tho rebuttal witnesses are heard MARINES TO FIGHT Rebel Leader Says He Would Welcome Battle With Americans MANAGUA Nicaragua Feb Auguatino Sandino rebel leader has defied the American marines to join battle with him Writ ing to the chief Nicaraguan autlior ity In the Matagalpa district Sandino said he would be delighted to meet the marines in the hills around Matagalpa and blood would flow in such a case He protested against tho cowardly actions of the marines in Nneva Segovia This criticism was thot to bo in objection to the marines extensive bombing operations from airplanes which had made several strongholds of the rebels in tlie Nueva Segovia dis trict untenable Various advices received here today placed the number of men undet Sandino nt from 100 to GOO Some lines ot communication he tweeii Managua and Matngralpa were cut It was suggested that this was done by Sandino who is not anxious o have his whereabouts definitely cnown flectloiU lias degldsd vto 1 ofthe papacy and assuage the anxi ety of the Catholic world concerning Jie status of the head of the church of the Eternal City The rion possumus was theform of ecclesiastical refusal by which Pofe Pius IX declined to accept the iaw oC uarantees adopted by the Italian sen ate In 1S71 concerning the preroga tives of the holy see and the relations between state and church in Mussolini Urges Peace At the beginning of 1327 Premier speaking on tho Roman sajd It must be concluded and settled by next Unforeseen circumstances have pre vented this notwithstanding willing ness on both sides and the efforts and ability ot the chief negotiator re TURN TO PAGE 7 Lindbergh Greets Thousands at Great Reception by Havana Official HAVANA Keb Twenty thousand persons gath ered in tlio famous mado promen ade hero at noon today to witness the presentation oj the to the Iity to Col Charles A liiml bcrgh lAiiiff before the time set for the pruKuntatiim the Central park wns iruwiiiil with a milling throng In eluded among those the pavil ion specially erectcil for the occa sion wero many PanAmerican conference delegates HAVANA Feb Charles A Lindbergh to whom Cuba has already given her heart tonight will receive the highest honor of the Cuban government The Grand cross t tho Ordar Carlos Manual de Cespedes will le conferred upon the flyer by President Machado at the em ot presidential banquet to Lindbergl In the national theater Women outnumbered men hy a least four to one at a reception at th by thou sands of Americans and residents o WASHINGTON Feb API Charges that a giant monopolistic ctopus had spread Its tentacles over phase of the radio field were ado to the house merchant marine ominltteo todiiy by Oswald S huette Chicago executive secretary C the Kadlo Protective association Testifying at hearings on the White ill to continue the life of the federal adio commission for another year Ir Hchuette charged that the Radio orporalton ot America backed by liree billion dollars ot capital In Its Hied organizations had asserted u lonopollstic control over the radio nd electrical Industries The Chicago man declared that hru the creation of new subsidiaries ho corporation was extending It grasp into tlie fields of television anc oilier branches of tlie radio and elec and others Irical industries Mr Smith Mr Scbuette charged that lllega agreements existed among the Amer lean Telephone itnd Telegraph com1 pany the United Fruit company Genj eral Electric company Westlnghousej nnri Tin TniHn SenatorElect Resigns So Governor Can Make His Appointment SPRINGFIELD Feb Lu Smith IJwight wus United States senatordesignate to day a title under which he expects to be admitted to the senate chambers from which he was recently barred The former chairman of the Illinois commerce commission handed his res Igimtlon as United States senatordec to Gov Small last night and 1m mediately was appointed by the gover nor to fill the vacancy Calls Special Election At tho same time Governor Sma ailed a special primary and a spe lal general election to allow voter of Illinois to elect Smith again t hey so chose to do Both Hpeclal elections will he hel on the same day as tho regular pi mary in April and tlie general ele ion In November The senate refused to seat the to mer Illinois official because of h acceptanceof campaign funds from Samuel Instill public utility magnate issued H lengthy Btnte Havana Lindbergh smiled on all bu only rarely did he break hla rule by shaking hands The fine oC the Officers club at Camp Columbia was given Lindbergh when the flyer was eulogized by Sec retary of Inturralde of Cuba at a luncheon there I will keep the flag as a memorial of my visit to Lindbergh snld It is not necessary for me to carry anything to remember this visit which is a most pleasant Lindbergh this morning entered upon a program of official receptions scheduled to consume tho entire day In his honor the province oC Havana had a gold medal cast commemorating transAtlantic flight An outline of the Atlantic coast lines of America and Kuropo with small arrows tracing lis route from New York to Paris was engraved upon one side 131ectrlcv company poratlon Tho monopoly he merit when he resigned In part it Smiths Statement I have no Intention otabandonlng oC the people ot this udge Will Pronounce Sentence on Youth Saturday LOS ANGELES Feb Villlam Mdward Hickman la unno and Iierefore accpuntabla to the Jaw tot he kidnaping murder and mutilation C llttlo Miuiun Such la Uie decision of the Jury vliluli yesterday required only 34 ultiutea ot deliberation to reach 1U conclusion Whether the 10 year old dies on the gallows or goes to hii penitentiary 1or tlie remainder oi ils llto rests with Superior Judge J I Trabucco who will determine hid lunishment aiid pronounce tomorrow Judge Trabuccos solo Indication ot what his final decision might be car ried little comfort tor tho kidnaper and slayer In a cryptic statement at tha close of the sanity trial Judge Tra buaso said jet All Law Allows I cannot stato In advance Just what my sentence will you can est assured that this defendant will ie given all the law As tho jury delivered its verdict Ilcltuum sat bolt upright In his clinic showing no emotion As he woa led extended Into tho broadcasting field thru the creation of the National Urondcasllng company the Radio coraria of every state uphold the rights said has been Kansiin nt Nora Springs NORA SPRINGS Feb Vern Gast of Pleasant Hill ar rived at the home his father Walter Gast He was called here by tho seri ous illness of his sister Mrs liable Oast Cry Rial Miho firoup Kntcrfnincd CRYSTAL LAKE Feb Indies Aid of the M K church was entertained Thursday in tho I O O F hall Mrs C Powers was hostess The GlobeGazette Offers Booklet About Simple Plumbing Repairs It tells how to fix the simple tilings that go wrong with plumb ing around tho home Stoppedup pipes simple leaks faucets out ot order ami frozen pipes are among tho things which can frequently bo fixed without great difficulty if you know how to go about it This Illustrated booklet hy United States government experts tells what to do In these emer gencies Our Washington Informa tion bureau will sonrt 3mi a copy for a four cent postage nnd hand ling cost Use the coupon LOSS IN WL BLAST Long Beach Explosion Starts Fire That Causes Injury to One Man BEACH Feb explosion In an oil refinery ibsorption plant at Thirtysecond and Atlantic streets Inside the city limits a considerable section of Beach early today and started a fire which resulted in serious injury to one man and the destruction of font oil derricks The blast occurred In the plant of the Hifrnal Gas company Sheets of flams shot hundreds of feet into the air Hay Thompson of Belleflower near here was on watch at tho time He wn badly burned nbout the head and arms Six derricks were ignited but two wero saved The loss was esti mated at Frederic J Hnsliiu Director The Mason CHy Information Bureau C VI enclose herewith 4 routs in stamps for a ropy of the bunk let SIMPIK PLUMBING UE PAIRS JX TIIK IIOMH Street City FRENCHMEN ARE COOLIDGEGUESTS President Entertains Trans Atlantic Flyers at White House Luncheon WASHINGTON Fob Costns and Lebrix the French Atlan tic flyers were honor guests of Presi dent Coolldge today at a rmcbcon at tho white house which was attended also by General Pershing1 Ambassador Clnudel Willium J Carr assistant sec retary of state and two aides Today was the last day of thoir Washington visit and tomorrow morn they leave for Mitchell field York hoping to arrive there he ore 11 oclnclt Their plans then call or a trip to Snn Francisco Altho tho flyers havo received In vitntions to visit 20 on their trir 0 the west const they have lo ollow tho airmail routes In theireffort ti they reserved themselves when they consented t tho creation of tho senate and the del egation to It of certain prescribed pow only practical and possible OSAGE HEARING IS POSTPONED Illness of State Witness Causes Weeks Delay in Kelley Case Duo to the Illness of one of the slates most Important witnesses R ng for Thomas Kelley who is charged with a serious offense haa been postponed until Saturday Feb IS at 10 oclock a m The hear ing was to havo been held before Jus tice of tho PenceM O Coughlon Sat uraclay Feb 38 at 10 oVlock a m Kelley wag arrested on Jan 17 and has heen held n the Cerro Gordo coun ty jail since then It alleged that he and Alias Anna Chrencik Ifi stayed at the Masonian hotel on North Federal avenue about Dec S Following the swenrins out of the warrant for Kelley the Owage man had Mr Chnineilt arrested for stealing pun according1 ot County Attorney H H Matt Mitchell county Roe Thompson county attorney of Cerro Gordo heads the list of prosecution attorneys Mr Matt states that no effort was made on the part of anyone In Mitchell county to have tho Cerro era Tlie way In which this can be done la fot mo to become a candidate for renom inatlon and reelection to the senate and to accept appointment by the PTOV nrnor until the next general election This make the issue clean cut and will give tho people of Illinois tho opportunity to say whether they do or do not concur in the usurpation ot their nnrlent rights and privileges by a majority of tho Reading of Bible in Michigan Schools Is Prohibited in Ruling A liibie rending and teaching of ligious subjects sectarian or other in the schools of Miehl is unlawful Attorney General W W Potter ruled in an opinion yester day Jle hold that such practices must ho discontinued by reason of provi sions of the state constitution Tho ruling according to State Su nerintendent of Public Instruction Webster II Pearco affects a number of normal schools Michigan State col logo nml scores of grado and high schools thruout the state At these schools he said It has been tho prnctlcc to read tho bible In clnss nnd courses havo been provided to presentation oC the general principle of board appoint A A fipocMal In Gordo county Kugler the case Mr Thompson states thnt Mr Matt himself cnrne to him nnd asked if he would recommend that Mr Kufflor he appointed Thomn son stated thnt he refused to do this raying I hat bo was the one o prose cute the cases in this county RAMSAYS BODY TO LIEIN STATE Funeral Will Be Held in Des Moines and Again at Belmond DTCS MOTNES Feb jorty of Walter C Ramsay secretary of state will lie In state In the ro timda of tho capitol tomorrow morn ngr preceding1 state services to he held at li p m at a local funeral chapel The funeral will be held at t p m Sunday at the home Services will IK hold nt the Congregational church there nnd hu rfal will bo by the Masonic ritual Governor ITammill and other state officials plan to attend the services at Belmond Tho office of he secretary of stntf will be closed nlE day tomorrow and other offices at tho state lion so will close at 10 H m Maharajah Likely to Wed American Despite Barriers of Religion BOMBAY India Fob Present indications are the former Maharajah of Indoro has succeeded in surmounting the religious obstacles to his marriage to Miss Nancy Ann ot Seattle AVasli design of the Hindu Mainalias to prevenfthe former ruler from aban doning thoir cult has been successful In response to their representations the former Maharajahs secretary visited their headquarters and dis cussed at length plans for the conver sion ot the American girl to Hindu ism The Mahrnttas are confident that tho former Muhnrajali who is ex pected at Poona shortly will agree to havetho ceremonies perfomieil there Oar Weather Man from the courtroom he only cast a dls flalnful look at tho hundreds who were aloring at him As Judge Trabucco spoke the words which left little hora for him Hickman cracks on the way to Ills cell Immediately after the verdict when Hickman had returned to hia cell witti tho remark that tho die Is cast and the wins by a jail au thorities ordered a 24 hour a day guard placed over him Mother Js Overcome Ills mother lira 13va Ilickninn of Kansas City whoso aJleged men tal ills had been paraded thru the triril by tho defense In on effort to ehow hereditary Insanity heard the result n tho office ot his attorneys Mjme sho wandered out into tho street and sometime afterward was found ny HicUmans brother Alfred stundlrsr n a street corner that rang with thi shouts of newsboys In tho Parlier home news tho verdict was received almost listlessly The mother of the 12 year old girl vii im received it In silencn Im nnd wani ng only to said her father LciTy M Parker irickmuns attorneys announced an ippeal would hn taken on tho local ity of thn entire proceedings and TURN TO PACK Clarion Man Fined and Sentenced to 6 Months in County Jail on Rum Case lb two CJrovo intoxicntert early week let county officials to arrest George Phillips on a charge o boot Kinpr xvas hrot Irefore Judga FIT at CInrion whero ho entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced to a fino oC and Burvo six months la the county Jail MAY SELECT EDITOR C T II in Session NORA SPRINGS Fob lercstlnn meeting of the W C T U was held at tho homo of Mrs Reed with Mrs ieorie Coleman and Mrs John BumKfmlner as leaders Tha esson was largely about Frances Wil lanl Memorial fund GloheGaxette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at oclock a m Friday Highest Thursday in night At a Altho tho sun wasnt entirely suc cessful Thursday in overcoming the clouds wbieli have hung over North Iowa for almost a week continuously the old gentleman wasnt discouraged DKS MOINKS Feb M Smith editor ot the AVintorset Miulisonlan and former state senator appeared today as the most discussed possibility 1or sonclary of state tn succeed the late Walter C Ramsay of Btlmoiid Wliile Governor Ilnmmill announced bo would prolmhly appoint a successor early next week ho would not indi j fate whom ho had In minT for tlie dace It Is generally understood that Mr Rmith on oilier occaHions has been asked to accept state positions hut heretofore has discouraged tho offers Another candidate suggested today was W D Italdwin of the Polk county district court Miss Millers initiation to followed To this end they are preparing forJTIo wns back on the Job Friday morn Int with better prospectH for surceHw than on any recent dny At 10 oclock n m he seemed to be in full command of the situation The temperature was at about the freezing point by the marriage If no hitch develops tho religious head of their community will superintend Miss Millers Intro duction into Hinduism Blue Earth Man Gives Talk at St Paul Meeting KAUT1T Feb T Bortsch secretary of the Blue Karth Community club spoke nt the ninth annual convention of the Minne sota association of commercial secre taries which convened in St Paul yes onlay He was to spenk on Working With AUNT HEX By Robert Guillen I guess Ill dollars In missions lliis Vear year I cut down on my an lind rlieiimalism all spring an I wo of my sclliu lions hustcfl f ;