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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight followed by increasing cloudiness Rising temperature 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 SATURDAY FEB 18 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE SCORES SWEPT OFF FERRY INTO FRISCO BAY Gang War on Thompson Flares Judges Home Is Wrecked BLAST FOLLOWS WARNINGS SENT BY TELEPHONE Police Were on Dutyxat Garage When Bomb Was Exploded CHICAGO Fob mite bombs silent for three weeka ripped their way thru two buildings in separate parts of the city last night Tho home and undertaking estab lishment of Municial Judge John A Sbarbaro on North Wells street was bombed amost at the same time that a blast tore away a portion of the Cen tury garage on West Harrison street The bombing of Judge Sbarbarjs home and business place was looked upon by police as another defiance oi the Mayor Thompson administration tor its war upon organized crime Bombing Fuzzles Police Tha Century garage bombing pii2 Rsled police altho they were agreed the emotive undoubtedly was rooted in ganjj rrivalry It was in front of this gar Inge last Tuesday tiiat Isadore Nigyci Soldbergh known as a strongarm nan for a vice and gambling symd ate was shot down and fatally wounded i one was hurt at either place from the Sbarbaro chapel i years ago that the gu i id casket of Dion OBanion floi ster was taken in one of llio trangcst funerals Chicago HAVANA DISSENSION HormelRath Swine Buying Hearing Ends Respondents Permitted funeral of fficeri1 like OBanion bullets of gang vio Iiidge Sbarbaro who estimated nis damage at was unable offer a motive He suggested tiiat ilff penalties imposed recently in lua Jmrt in an attempt to break up gam ibllng may have been Both Had received Threats Police learned that both Judge Shar ps baro and Frany Lauer owner of garage had received nnony Vfmous threats Lauer snid that lie Li received a telephone message I If Nigger Goldbergh dies your joint J ivlll be blown Goldbergh died early yesterday Tho warning was relayed to police tWho stationed four officers at the s 3 The policemen were on duty near tho the building when the ex Iploston knocked ovnr the rear wait i demolished one srction and dnmag surrounding places Ono pntrolman Tffwas knocked down liy the force of tile A explosion hut uninjured F Annual Sheffield Short Course to Be on Tuesday SHEFFIELD Feb annua effield short courso will be held in o city Memorial hall Tuesday This m iurse has been held eacli year for a of years ji Prizes are offered in the various lasses The chief object of the ohorl 1 ourse Is not big rewards but o show each and every farmer poultry raiser how to make a bigger of his work especially from a jjfinancial standpoint At the short course the Judges wil why one product is better than 3another and show how to bring others up to that standard Will Rogers NEWTON Fob visits from two ot my bosses just before leaving California Mr Lorimer who WHS out drumming up subscriptions for his Satur day Evening Post and his charm te wife anrl two fine grown sons Ime out to our shack slumming settled tho republican nomina ons The next day Mr Adolph Ochs ner of the New York Times and is gracious wifo and entertaining torinlaw spent tho day with ns e took up the hardships ot tho i imocrats He thinks of course Al ill bo nominated and my friend Jones of Texas for vice pres by Mrs Rogers I coyly t Intea for a ralso from both gentle ien hut even socially they are al rays tho business man so it looks Jke I just fed two hungry editors for nothing rjiu I Once a sap always a sap Yours Underpaid Will Rogrcrs Copyricht 1928 Failing to suliscribs to the policy of his government at the Pan American union conferences ut Havana Honorlo Pueyrrerton Ar gentine ambassador to tho U is believed to have tendered his resignation as ambassador rather thuii sign a convention of which he dill not approve MIDWEST SNOW PUTS CRIMP IN HOPE OF SPRING Two Persons Killed Due to Storm Airmail at Standstill BULLETIN OES flIOINES Feb Kising temperatures today were promised to all Jowa by the gov ernment weather bureau follow ingthe late winter cold snap which brot a light snowfall to every section of the state and sent temperatures flitting down to zero or near zero DCS Molnes with a reading of zero last night had the lowest tem perature officially reported to the government weather bureau here altlm Fort Dodge unofficially re ported 8 below zero CHICAGO Feb eports of an early spring harbingered by robins and budding lilacs were smothered today beneath a sixInch blanket of snow Two deaths and numerous injuries were attributed to the storm which swept over Chicago yesterday follow ing several weeks of springlike weather William D Anderson railroad brake man was killed when crushed be two trains which collided on the Chicago Belt Line railroad Two other trainmen were injured at the same time The collision was caused when swirling1 pbstructed his vision eneineeroi one of Arguments A three day legal battle on the juestlon of whether the Rath Pack ng company Waterloo and the 3eorge Hormel and company of Aus in were guilty of restraint of rade by the division of territory came o a close Friday afternoon and John C Brooke examiner took the matter under advisement to bs presented to he secretary of agriculture The examiner announced that the would bo permitted to file vritten briefs or make oral arguments jefore the secretary This need not ie done he added until the secretary s supplied with a copy of the tran iCript of the case The decision will tie made in about 30 days it stated Summers Chief Witness The charges brot against the pack njjcompanies was that they by divjd ng tho territory between them in the Uiinfieid and Nashua region were liminating competition and violating government rules on restraint ol trade The chief witness for the prosccu Uon was CJeorgo F Hummers former iormel employe and now with lite Mational Livestock exchange Chicago which intervened in the case contend ng it was an interested party because the outcome would have a direct cf cct on its business Caused by Shrinliiigc Mr Summers contended that on July 28 1924 he was told by Ben Hor mel not to buy hogs south of a line between Nashua and New Hampton because of an agreement Mr Hor mel on tho stand testified thatwhat he told Mr Summers was to cease buying hogs on track In the region south of Nashua because of the sivo shrinkage suffered The final witnesses Friday after noon included W G McCahen Hor mels buyer on the Great Western rail road south of New Hampton who tes tified that Mr Summers told him not to buy any more in that territory stated he answered Mr Sum mers with the statement that he would stop when told by Mr Hormel himself Made Trip to Austin William Wefel Plalnfield witness for the prosecution told of makinjf a trip to Austin to see Hormel where an unidentified man told him they wouldnt buy from Plninfield because of a price war Thomas M Tnylor who said he worked for a local packer testified that Bert Hoffman of Rath told him at International Falls that ho and Ben Hormel had talked about a div ision ot territory thetrains said Child Killed by Oar In Waukegan a suburb Massie Broivn 12 was killed by an automo bllo while playing in the snow with two other girls who were severely injured The driver of the car said he did not sea them until too late because of the snow Fred Mann owner of the Rainbow Gardens cabaret was seriously in jured when a taxicab in which ho was a passenger collided with another au tomobile Weather bureau forecasts were cloudy and coider with a possible minimum temperature of 8 to 10 above cro Airmail service was at a virtual standstill only one plane arriving here TURN TO PAGE 11 COLUUm 5 Frank Williams Cashier of Sheffield Bank Quits to Take Algona Position SHEFFIELD Feb D Williams who lias been cashier in tlv First National bank for tha past fiv years has tendered his resignation and will soon begin his new duties at cashier of tho Iowa State bank Algona K II Wleltner who has been employed as assistant cashier of the bank since its organization has been elected to take tho position left vacan by Mr Williams The barber says we are reaching the point where many of our profes slonally poor are not satisfied unles tlie state furnishes them wJth gaso line Tribune Stranger Who Ended Life in Albert Lea Hotel Was James Carr ALBERT LEA Feb 18 Tho stranger who committed suicide In the hotel Wednesday noon lias been Identified as James Carr ol Wlnncbago The man came to the West hotel Thursday of last week nnd registered as Jnmes Colton No iden tification was on his person hot C G Carey of Joe Carrs billiard hall idea titled him as James Carr The GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet on Fitting Dresses How does that shoulder fit 13 there a wrinkle In the neck Is that sleeve In right How can I smooth that out under the arm These and many other problems In fitting garments accurately are solved in a new booklet by govern ment experts Every woman will want a copy as it Is fully Illus trated and each step in correct fit ting described in plain words Our Washington Information bureau recommends this booklet as the best tiling ever printed on tho sub ject The couponand cents In stamps bring your copy As Hickman Heard Death Sentenc Totally devoid of any show of emotion William Edwnrd Hicltman stood before Judge J J Trabucco at Los Angoles ami heard the death penally pronounced for he kidnaping and murder of Marian Parker Los Angeles school cirl From left to right in tho photo snapped as sentence was pronounced are Defense Counsel Cantilloit Hickman Chief Defense Attorney Walsh Deputy District Attorney Forrest Murray and District Attorney Keyes HICKMAN DEATH WARRANT SIGNED Judge Goes Thru His Last JHiieiaLActJijiMurder Parley Gets BehindPlan to End Wars Trial LOS ANGELES Feb last official act of the court which tried and condemned William Edward lllckman for murdering 12 year old Marian signing of his death put the roung killer one step nearer tho gal lows Judge J T Trabucco who presided over Hickmans sanity trial sjgned tiie warrant late last night The Fox was ordered to be hanged April 27 at San Quentin prison With tho nooso hanging over him one murder the 20 year old con fessed criminal waited over the weck end In a county jail cell for tha be ginning next week of his trial for an other slaying He and Welby Hunt who on Monday will observe his sev enteenth birthday face a jury for fatally shooting C Ivy Toms drugplst a a holdup a year ago Christmas Rve Tho third day spent in choosing a jury for this trial yesterday closed with the jury box tentatively filled with seven men and five women Frederic J Haskin Director The Miisnn City GiobcGazetts Information Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewith l cents Tn stamps for a copy of the book let FITTING DRESSES AND BLOUSES Street City Slalo FLYERS KILLED IN PLANE BLAST Pilot Dies in MidAir When Bomb Explodes Pre maturely MACON Feb pilot killed in midair by the pre mature explosion ot an aerial bomb an airplane entered in the southeast ern air derby In progress here crashec down into Cherry street main bus ness thorofare today killing tha othei occupant perhaps fatally injuring one pedestrian and Inflicting slight hurts to a scoro or more The dead are Buck Steele vetera airman and stunt performer of Shrevu port and an Instructor at Macon Flying school who was at the con trols and Francis Ashcraft a brother of another instructor here whose home was said to have been In Missouri Tho aviators were tossing out the bombs as a part of the air carnival from on altitude of about feet One of the missiles appeared to havo struck a wing of tho plane and ox piodeci prematurely Instantly killing Steele who was decapitated to Meet in Washington to Draft Convention HAVANA Feb diaries Evans Hughes describes as one of the happiest days in my was followed today by the summoning of a plenary session ot the PanAmeri can congress to put into effect a plan for the Pacific settlement ot inter American disputes Suggestions ot Mr Hughes and others were speedly put into the form of a report flatly Indorsing compul sory arbitration by the committee on public international law The report was endorsed unanimously and dele gates said today they were sure of He ratification by the plenary session Arbitration Demanded The report calls for the summoning of an arbitration conciliation confer once1 in Washington within tho next year to draw up u collective PanAmer ican arbitration convention Delegates to the conference will be Jurists with plenipotentiary powers authorized to sign whatever pact the conference may evolve The conference today was rushing all pending reports and recommenda tions thru us many plennry sessions possible to finish on schedule Mon day Reports on intellectual cooperation private international law public in ternational law were ready for todaye plenary session Will Meet on Sunday Sunday morning and afternoon plenary meetings will also be held The final session Monday Is expected to be of a purely formal nature allow ing various delegates to cxprss opin ions of the work of the conference as a whole Most of tho United States delegates havo made plans to leave Havana Tuesday morning Mr Hughes Dr Leo S Howe and several technical members will not leave until Wednes day night going to New York by boat HIRD NAMED U S MARSHAL Des Molnes Man Takes Oath as Successor to Creston Official DBS JtOINES Feb S irtrd former Polk county deputj sheriff today became United State marshal for tho southern district o Iowa succeeding Hoy It Gault of Crcslon The oath of office was ad ministered by N F Reed clerk of the United States district court United Slates District Judge Charles A Dewey and Mr Gnult wero wit nesses to the ceremony The United States marshal also is paymaster of all officials and em ployees oC the court Mr Hirds appointment is for a term of four years Temporary appointments ot deputies were made Mr Hird after he took the oath of office W H Green of Des Moines was named chief deputy and temporary ap pointments ns deputies were given Charles Antics George Dawson and Lenora 1C Trucss ill of Des Moines James Mitchell Council Bluffs Terrenco F Kenney Daven port Thomas Gray JCeoknk Ben son K Jones Ottumwa and Albert L Bourlv Creston MARTIAL MUSIC BY YOUNG DAUGHTER IS CAUSE OF SHOOTING CHICAGO Feb was after dinner last night Alice 18 was at the piano Her mother and two slaters sat nearby A martial echo of the World war rolled from the players fingers It stirred memories in the heart of her father Ralph Ferwerdn Up and down the living room floor lie up chest out stomach In From tho wall lie snatched the old army rifle Haiti he cried Get readyl Aim At the laughing face of Alice who had turned to watch he leveled the weapon Fire Ralph Ferworda tolil police he lid not know tie run was loaded Alice was lulled Instantly oolidge Ire Is Roused by Expense Bills Thinks Congress Is Too Liberal With Its Appropriations WASHINGTON Feb President Cootidge is out of sympathj with the course congress is pursuing in respect to appropriations farm re lief and flood control ana he believe the changes for tax reduction now an critically endangered He feels that tha two houses hav been too liberal In appropriating fed oral funas and that as a result tax reduction is correspondingly remote Hehas noted that in addition to tlie increase fn the proposed tax curtailment voted by the house congress has added to the army appropriation In excess of whai ho tliot necessary and has doubled the shipping board appropriation Tax Dill Dormnnt The tax bill now Is lying dormant in the senate where leaders have tucked SEVERAL ARE MISSING AFTER FREAK ACCIDENT Sudden Lurching of Boat Throws Commuters Into Water BULLETIN RAN FRANCISCO Fob least 10 persons wore missing today when police and rescuers checked their rnporti In an effort to ascertain tha number of casualties In tha acci dent to the ferry bout 1eralta from whose decks scores of passengers were swept into San Francisco bay Revised allowed that IB persons believed to have been on the boat last night when her pas sengerladen prow dipped into tlui bay today had failed to return to their Tho number of passengers swept into the water was undetermined and investigators were without any means of checking Esti mates ot passengers were that front 30 to 100 persons were plunged overboard SAN FRANCISCO Feb Confronted with reports indlcatlni hat seven ot 20 or mora persons wept Into San Francisco bay night from tha ferryboat Pcralta nlsslng officials ot the Key RouU ranalt system which operates tin it away to Information turns The flood control await additional with the March revenue 15 bill given to the house by its flood committee does not meet the presidents desire because it provides that the government bear the entire expense oC protecting the sisslppl Valley Mr Coolldse clings to his belief that communities concerned should play a part and lie is considering des ignation of a special committee to de irmino just how much those cities onld contribute toward the cost if ongress cannot obtain that Informa Oar Weather Man Winnebago County Beet Grower Is Sentenced to 90 Days on Liquor Charge FOREST CITY Feb home of Siprino IZanithill a Mexican beet grower living five miles north of Buffalo Center was raided by Sheriff Swenson who found 21 containers filled with liquor hid under a stump near the offenders homo ludgo Kep ler gave Hankliill 90 days and a fine Gilbert Hanson of Scatvilla pleaded guilty to bootlegging and wns fined J200 and given 60 days Alfred Chris tianRon and Jos Ivorson were sen tenced to 60 days with a 200 fine each for transporting liquor Anderson of Thompson re ceived a sentence of 30 days and fino on a liquor charge 2 GIRLS BURNED COLUMBfA S Feb Alma Hope and Mildred Rogers 17 year old Columbia school girls were burned to death today when thn nir plnne In which they wero making their first flight Inirst into flames after crashing Into a railroad Hood flight tower nt the edge of the city Don Diegel the pilot escaped from tho burning piano nnd was taken to a hospital whnro it wns said he wns badly injured wnithnr figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock a m Saturday Friday 12 above Ixiwcst in night 2 elow At H m 1 below February ran truo to form Friday when It sent a blast out of the north west nnd dropped tho mercury In the OlobcOazettes government ther mometer to 2 below zero This equals the rriiirk established on tlie night thnt this shortest month ot the year made Its debut The sun wns nt work Sat urday morning but a brisk breeze di rect from the plains of Dakota and Allwrta served to counteract its In the mennlune lie thinks initiai pproprirUkms should be made so that 10 work can bo begun but he be eves that the are to be controled lould include only that affected by ast springs flood The present house ill he Is too ambitious The farm relict bill recently ap roved by the senate agriculture com ittee with Its equalization fee raws from the president tho same ob cctlon that prompted him to veto las ear tho McNaryHaugen bill In his veto message ho selected the ee as tho most objectionable feature He has heard of tho Yoakum farrr ellcf plan now under discussion here nd has learned from the agriculture epnrtment that while the proposa an some merit it Includes other tea ures regarded ns not feasible A Imnk robber never escapes from nn Heo j The Opcninfj Release of a Scries of Travel Letters From W F Muse Editor of the WILL APPEAR IN MONDAYS ISSUE Watch for It Mr Miinn In on a tour ot Central and South America HH fust letter wns sent from the Panama on itself Wnnls Money Immediately MOTOR TROUBLE DELAYS LINDY 7lyer Discontinues His In spection of Airmail Route to Chicago ship today announced they could Jur nish no definite Information as to pos sible casualties or as to the cause ot the accident William F St Sure assistant to the companys vice president Issued thn following statement shortly after mtd According to ths best accounts have of the accident 20 persons wera swept overboard and 13 have been res cued We have nothingfurther to say at tills time because that fs all WH know We do not know definitely what caused the accident We are still Headed for Oakland The allsteel boat Almost A eltr block In length equipped with all the nodern safety appliances and capable of carrying pesons was headed or Oakland with a heavy load of 3ast Bay commuters during the rusli lour last night when tlie accident oc curred Homeward bound after a days work a largo number of ths passen gers had gathered In the forward sec tion anxious to bo tho first ashore and aboard Intcrurban trains wailing at the Oakland mole The Peralta passed Goat Island about thn halt way point across the lay tit normal speed About half way between Goat island and nor destination the boat lurched and many of those on the lower for ward deck swept over tho icforo anyone knew what was wrong Water surged over thedeck Panic ensued IJmt Was Soon Rifihtcd Women Bcreamod and prayed men scrambled for llfo preservers Those In the water cried for help For an instant It appeared to the passen gers that tlie big ferry was going down Then in an Instant she righted licr nef and stopped John K Bugler supervising Inspec tor ot hulls and boilers for the federal government expressed the opinion that tlie accident was caused by a freak tide and other conditions not accountable to tho Ho started an investigation oa did the state railroad commission Water Waist Deep All agreed that many passengers In the bow of the boat suddenly found themselves engulfed in water higher than waist deep Some were washed overboard others leaped Into the bay TURN TO PAGE 14 COLUMN 1 n Feb AP Col Charles A Lindbergh landed hero shortly before noon todiy on his Inspection flight over the at OutKCliicago air mall route Colonel Lindbergh after a hnef in spection of the field suddenly changed his plans and turned back to St Ijoula In nnollier plane Ho explained that motor trouble with the first plane rnado It impossi ble for him to continue the flight to Chicago Isycholodgy Is all rltjht so long ai it lieepR ItB feat on th ground When It gctft tho notion of being superior to ordinary sane thinking It simply IR a ot prune CKy Tri Alina AUNT HET By Robert Guillen lUUUi 11 Jnne is loo slylish to huvn childron 1ml f reckon its for Ihf bpsi Shes so skinny a briljy in her lap would think was boin rode on a ;