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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Fair tonight followed by Increasing cloudiness Tuesday Not so cold to night AND MASON CITY North Iowas DaiJy Newspaper Final Edition Edited lor the Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKB REPORT MASON CITY FEB 20 1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 115 I FIRE DESTROYS 4 BUILDINGS AT SHEFFIELD CHIEVEMS iT CONFERENCE E REVIEWED S Delegates Pleased 1 With PanAmerican Outcome lAVAXA Feb eemcnts and treaties arrived at ily for signature Die PanAmerican igress today moved rapidly toward i conclusion of its labors Con on questions the tariff Ad intervention had ended and only 3 formalities of closing tho session re before the delegates of 21 Amer Kn republics bojThe United States representatives it stated on the highest authority that more progress has been on the program of this gathering an at any of the previous ones bOTho accomplishments the confer caice Include Accomplishments Listed of the principle of f mpulsory arbitration for the of interAmerican disputes ex those pertaining to the sovereign Ma and independence of nations in basely domestic problems jou PanAmerican Union convention that body in a permanent basis permitting the members to have representatives on the govern Shortage of Food and Clotmng Faces Russians Toad COL Horned Alive After 0Year Rest I the I tht board instead of diplomats rcgu accredited to Washington treaty on the rights and duties of irals In event of war commercial aviation convention signature of all countries placing aliens abroad on Biuno VQOting as nationals treaty establishing the right of Jn v6ntlonof revolutions ers territories doptlon of a PanAmerican sant lajis for an interAmerican auto 6bile highway eventually extending fom Canada to Patagonia 1 A convention on maritime neutral y the United States entering a reser Jation to the clause forbidding the ruling of merchantmen for defense in Ime of war A code of private international law Baling with the Judicial status of per marriage and divorce The lilted Ktates declined to participate constitutional grounds Uiflie United Slates delegation re the resolution on compulsory ar ation as perhaps the brightes evement of the parley A confer Jj must be called within a year In mr5hington to discuss minimum ex tHtlons and draw up a PanAmerican twventlon for arbitration jjrhe United States delegates expec is agreement to be well considered it lacks the disadvantages of hasty inclusion and fragmentary state cents Aviation Has Bis Place They declared tho aviation conven on also was an outstanding achieve tent guaranteeing the possibility o tficient commercial aviation in till emisplicre After a short recess for lunch th Plenary session of today will conclud this afternoon Dr Antonio Sanche De Bustamente Cuba as chairman o the congress will then bid the dele rates farewell Jacobo Varela minister to Washington ill reply Ho waa chosen to do thi nee tho next congress will be held I lontevideo Uruguay School plans Social VINJE Feb will be play and basket social in the gravi pit school several miles north of her ftVednesfiny night How to Manage Husband will be presented by th vnpils after which baskets will 1 Auctioned oft Hiss Verio is tl vcacher 1 Will Rogers i CHICAGO Feb bill lot Senator Walsh of Montana the other day to Investigate the power trust kinder put the boys In thr senate on record ns to who was on the pay roll I was glad to sec some democrats among those fav ored for it shows tho old party is learning enough not to just sit ai isual and let the republicans grab verything Fine chance that bill ad passing before the campaign unds wero made up Tho older democrats are getting marter every day They wanted i on the campaign contributions bo Its a great country If you got he Influence Just a taxpayer WILL ROGERS CopyriRht 1928 Reptile Had Been Placed in Sealed Cornerstone in July 1897 EASTLAND Feb n apparently healthy horned iaimed by county officials to have lent more than 30 years In a sealed orncrstone was on exhibition here oday The reptile waa removed from the ornerstone of tho courthouse here aturday in the presence of Judge Idward Prltchard the Rev F E Sin leton newspapermen and others orned toad was placed in the corner tone when it was sealed July 2S Interest In the West Texas tradition hat the toads are capable ot hlbernat ng for 100 years was revived when courthouse was ordered razed Vhen workmen had torn down all of is structure except the foundation udge Pritchard was summoned to lead ths witnesses invited to the In addition to the toad the corner tone yielded newspapers coins and Masonic emblems The judge took Imrga of the reptile He said it up eared to be dead but within a short ime its eyes opened Then it began o breathe Examination showed the toad ap arcntly was normal except it seemed unable lo open its mouth The reptile1 as placed in a box and taken to po ice heaCauarters where it was viewed y scores ot persons yesterday As It food expert advice was sought as to whether lls mouth was sealed t so an operation was planned icular species ol toad Is the United Never very heybecome sluggish In cool weather and hibernate ri winter They lecd on insects which they seek during The lottest hours of the day LINDBERGH PREPARING TO FLY MAIL AGAIN Record Load of Letters Awaits Delivery by Air Hero ST LOUIS Feb flurry of airmail letters poured into postal stations and corner mail boxes today responding to the call of a modern Pied Piper Col Charles A Lindbergh From all kinds at persons came the red white and blue missives in a last minute rush for the one day return Col Lindbergh to his old St Louis SpringfieldPeoriaChicago airmail Finding of Murdered Officers route Meanwhile Col Lindberghs plane assigned for the flight ono of the reg ular airmail machines and five others wereat LambertSi Louis field ready lo take on their cargoes Letters Mailed Postal men estimated the number of letters consigned to the flight would run close to More than 000 pieces of mail had been collected last night and collections were to be continued almost to piano time The flight was scheduled to start it the regular airmail time p in It was expected the planes would Chicago at p after stop ping at Springfield and Peoria o discharge and load cargoes of sou venir letters ana regular mall Five other pilots Phillip It and MMILLAN CASE HEARING JURY Defendant in Murder Case May Tell His Own Story on Stand LOS ANGELES Feb Dr Charles M McMillan former Col orado Texas physician now on trial n superior court here on a charge o laving killed Mrs Amelia Appleby wealthy widow may soon know hlE ate Deputy District Attorney Tom Men zies in charge of the case for the state announced he would complete his cose today and should tne defense present its testimony without delay the jury might get the case this week The claims of Mra Agnes Morris who declared In court that she was o daughter of Mrs Appleby and thai she had retained an attorney to de fend inheritance claims on the estate of the slain woman were discredited by Capt William Bright ot the sher iffs office who said Mrs Morris story failed to check satisfactorily In name and places with Mrs Applebys his tory lota of the Robertson Airmail Wt poration were chosen to accompany he famous flyer on the flight Bear Special Stamp Most of the letters in the postal stations last night were mailed persons outside of St Louis These had been enclosed in envelopes ad dressed to the postmaster and con tained instructions to mail them the Lindbergh flight The record breaking batch of mall aa attributed by postal officials to the desire of the public to have me mentoes ot the Lone Eagles temp orary return to the airmail Each let ter bora the legend Lindbergh again flies the It was arranged to have Col Lind bergh fly each of the planes for a part of tie distance to Chicago so that he vould have a chanco to carry all the letters during some part ot the flight Plan Lindbergh Field WASHINGTON Feb bill authorizing the appropriation ol to establish a flyintf field to bo known as Lindbergh field at some point In his native state of Minneso ta prepared for Introduction today by RepresentatI e Furlow republican Minnesota The location of the field would be determined by the secretary TURN TO PACK 14 COLUMN 5 Mere are the hurtles ol Wallace McClure and John V Grove Lafayette deputy sheriffs just attcr hey were found murdered in open view of a muchtraveled highway seven miles cast of Danville nntl near Foster Ind In background arc tho three men who found the bodies anil the police chief oC Covlngtuii I ml The deputies dis npiwared nine days tlic finding of their bodies while taking two youths John Burns and Samuel Baxter Indiana reformatory at AREEXECUTED Two Pennsylvania Men Pay With Lives for Kill ings BlitVLliFOXTE Fell negro murderers both from Philadelphia were executed In the electric chair at Rockview tentiary today Neither of the two Frank Arnold and Frank Edward Lockctt had any thing to say as they were taken to death chamber who was 33 years old was tho sixth man to go to the chair for murder of Philadelphia police men within a year Arnold 47 was executed for the killing OE his common law wife REPORT 300 ARE LOSTINWRECK Drownings Occur in Collision of Japanese and Chinese Fanners Report Corn Damage RAKE Feb mild weather of last week considerably damaged corn in cribs Farmers are complaln ng that a good deal of the corn has commenced to mold Steamers wr SHANGHAI Feb liundrec Chinese were reported to have been drowned in a collision Be tween the Chinese steamer Ilstn Va Ming and the Japanese steamer A nuta Maru The acldent occurred urrlay night off Chlan Klang The Atsuta Maru left London on Dec 16 for far eastern ports Harry Hills Retrial Is Set for April 9 OTTAWA Feb date for a retrial ot Harry Hill on charges of murder waa set for Apri 0 by Judge Joe A Davis Chief Defense Attorney Arthur Shay told the court ho would not be ready to proceed before May or June but Judge Davis said speedy action was necessary Young Hill is accused of killing his mother last August Attorney announced no attempt would be made to obtain the young mans release on bond pending the retrlru WILLIAM GREEN APPOINTED TO FEDERAL BENCH owa Congressman Will Resign to Accept New Position WASHINGTON Feb iam R Green of Iowa was lominaled by President Cool dge today to be a Judge of tho Jailed Slates court ot claims WASHINGTON Feb resident Coolldga is understood to lave decided definitely upon Rtpre sentative Green o owa for appoint nent to tho United t a t o claims court at New York and that the lowan uas consented to re sign to accept the nomination The nomination is expected to be sent to the senato soon Reports frequent ly have had It that the chairman ot the powerful ways and means committee Long Bread Lines Wait for Supplies Stalin Urges Peasants to Send Their Grams to Market MOSCOW Feb 20 Con rontcd by a shortage ot foodstuffs and cxtilcs tho authorities today were determined upon vigorous measures to DAMAGE PLACED AT 6HC IN UR BLAZE emedy the situation Alexander Petrovitcb Smyrnoff commissioner for agriculture resigned secause of failure to manage the grain storing campaign Tho grain in storage fell ons short of the previous year despite an increased harvest There liaa Vieen a slight improvement in the grain situation Stalin Helps Situation The GlobeGazette Offers Its Readers a Booklet on Meat Here Is a booklet that every wom an will want It covers the following subjects The selection of meat Food value of meat Care of meat In the home General rules for cooking broiling roasting potroasting braising boiling and soupmaking It contains a time and temperature table and charts of the various cnta of beef veal pork and lamb fl also tells what vegetables go beat with different meats suggests dinner menus and Includes over 100 tested meat recipes If you want this valuable book let fiJl out tho attached coupon and mall it together with four cents in stamps for return postage and handling Frederic J Hasliin Director The Mason Cily GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewith 4 cents in stamps for a copy of the MEAT HOOKLET Name Street City Slate FINDJOKERIN WATERWAYS BILL Rider Would Give War Sec retary Power to Sell Barge Lines MINNEAPOLIS Icb alleged joker in the Denlson bill a waterways measure now before con gress came in for attention here today at tha Upper Mississippi River Development conference attended by barge line officials and shippers from a score of river cities The Denlson bill wns originally in tended to provide additional capital for operation of barge lines on flEMUS FIGHT OPENED AGAIN Cincinnati Wife Slayer Is Seeking Freedom From State Hospital LIMA Feb quos lion of the Jurisdiction ot the fifth cir cuit court of appeals rule on a habeascorpus action to release George Remus Cincinnati wireslnyer from tho state hospital for the criminal In sano here was raised by the state when llic hearing on the writ opened here today Sentenced to the hospital for the criminal insane hero after a jury at Cincinnati had found him not guilty on the ground Ii3 was Insano when hf killed his wife Imogene Remus basec his application for tho writ on the ground his committment papers to the hospital were faulty L C Davis Columbus assistant would lw named to membership on this court but Green has declined to to say that thatwaa the president to an j addition to service In congress since1011 Green on the bench as Iowa had experience district judgo in This is attributed In part to a visit at Joseph fatalin iron man ot Kus in Siberia While therehe Is sued new instructions to officials with the intent of persuading the peasant farmers to send their grain lo the markets Butteir eggs and soap are also aftected by the shortage which recalls the days ot a famine The commodities are scares in gov ernment cooperative stores ancl bring exhorbitant prices in private mar kets In several instances tho co operatives have had to cease sales lo lha public i general being able to supply only a small ration to tholi members of supplies has force other government stores to limit thei sales Long lines of customers form an wait for hours to mako limited pur chases ot necessities Sometimes be fore oiH fultllle the stock has run out High Wind Prevents Con trol of Fire Until Near Midnight SHEFFIELD Feb of most dsastrous Ores that ever struck this town burned four business build ings here last night causing a loss es timated at and for a time threatened to wipe out ono side of tht main business street The buildings burned StollKugler harness shop drug store the postoffice and the Community grocery and meat All of the buildings and stock partly covered by insurance The tiro broke out about t oclock in the drug storo from an overheated furnace and in an incredably shoit ne had gained such headway In that ostory framo structure that locdJ re fighters were unable to cope with Expect to Complete Jury to Try Welby Hunt Sometime Today TXJS AXGELES Feb The today prepared iln final states attorney cttcd various de nislons to uphold his contention that the court was without jurisdiction at the Ohio law provides that superlnten dents of criminal insane hospitals arc clothed with authority to pass on the mental condition of patfonts Uavls declared it was incumbent on tho superintendent to saj whether He muH was sane or insane at the present time Remus in court consulting with hlf attorneys appeared in a jovial mood urlve to Ilickman convict William Edward and Welby Hunt of nuir Dispatches to Xondon from Hlga Latvia say that fn Moscow charges of speculation are pending against dealers In buttpr meat mill and effgB The crisis is described a cute Soviet officials are stated to b verishly trying to meet thedemand meetings oC workers for large ipjiliefl of and butter Tim supply oC flour and tea lias Im ovel sliglilly but the workers saj CKO commodities are not sufficieu sustain life dcr in connection with the shooting to death of c Ivy Toms during a holdup of the latters drugstore Bolb prosecution anil defense at torneys expressed the opinion that the jury might be completed today Today Is Hunts seventeenth birth day HIckmans twentieth birthday came during his trial for the kidnap ing and murder ot Marian Parker Police officials continued their search for vendors of pictures of the mutilated body ot Marian Parker The original of the pictures wns stol en from police department files city Prosecutor K J Uekley eafd NEGRO IS HELD the Mississippi river inary conference here At a prelim night It was reported that a rider has been at tached to tho measure tn give the sec retary of war permission to discon tinue service or sell tho government lines without the consent of congress whenever he deems it in the public Interest It was contended at the conference that this alleged Joker might oper ate to the disadvantage of proponents barge line development on the upper river Among those who attended the meeting last night were George C Lambert and R P Warner both of St Paul directors of the Upper Mississ ippi corporation Mayor H C Mel cbolr Duhuque and O R Rey nolds secretary of the Dubuque chanv1 ler of commerce Jasper County Voting on Road Bonds XEWTON Feb county voters today will decide upon a proposed county road bond Issue for surfacing about 13i milea of highways with gravel and at the same lime will name a state representative to succeed tho lato George W Kdge Jiisper countys surfacing program will cost but more than halt of the amount will become available from allotments of giisollno tax for road maintenance purposes Tho road program would bo com pleted by 1KW It contemplates one of the lest county highway systems in tho state bringing tho tojal surfaced mileages of Jnsper county highways to 277 miles YOUNGBOMBER GOES ON TRIAL Hiram Reed Is Charged With Attempting to Blow Up His Sweetheart OTTAWA Reed a farmers son was cille to trial for attempted murder Tht case had for its setting the same four Telephone Connection With Sweden Announced CHICAGO Feb phone communication between all parts of tho United Stales and Stock holm Sweden wns started today at 10 oclock Tho rate was announced as for tho first three and for each minute thereafter Cotton CoOp Head Indorses Equalization Fee in McNary Measure The equalization fee in the McNnry Ilaugcn farm rollcf bill was endorsee today before the house agrlcultura committee by Xenophon Caverno president of the Missouri Cotton Growers CoOperative association Ifr urged that farm prices he Ret high enough so that the farmer would re ceive an adequate return Iwised on the Inw oC supply nncl demnntl and de clared that the plan of Secretary Jar dlno good hut should ho bols stored up wilh the walla within which Harry Jill tried for case ivhich a Jury failed last week to rcsul i verdict Tho stats had charged Reed 2 yours old with planting 11 ilynnmlt bomb in the stove of the little country fchoollionso in which his sweetheart Miss Lola Bradford 23 taught Th motive the itnte will Reck to was that Heed desired lo avoid riage and Miss Bradford liwuing srurs thn resulted from tho explosion Nov 2 last is one of the states chief witness es Her story as told to the prosccut ing attorney was that need Im ngrecl to marry her HIP wedding rial having been set for a few days afte the dale of the explosion The prosecution nlso has a confes slon by Reed later rcpudlnlod i which he told of planting the bom knowing that it would explode who Miss Bradford started a fire In th stove shortly before school time Western Union Wins High Court Decisio Feb ISrror in an unrepeatfd telegraph me sage does not render company liable to actual damages tl supreme court held today two oaa appealed by the Union Tel graph company Ceokuk Night Watchman Slain While on Duty at Box Factory Feb ro holding If Lewis a negro as uspect in connection with the elayln f ISarl Paris 31 nislit watchiiuin a lie Keokuk Box company aometin laturdny night Paris WHS found Sunday by Walt Jryant dty watchman There wns ullot wound In bis right breu Death apparently had been insta ancous His body was found who t had fallen In the mud under a lur er wagon Ills sinter snid ho had o ercd a man olt the premises a wee go and had carried an old fnsllioni ilstol which with was The negro wnn nrrentcd i IIOUBO to which said blon lounds had followed a trail five tim all Our Weather Man Firemen wera not able to get tha uze under control until close to mJd iRht almost six hours after it broke ut Turn lu Hampton fur Help A call was sent to Hampton for help nd tha firo fighting apparatus from hat town was added to the force An extremely high wind fanned the lames and made setting control of ho much more difficult caused uerioua apprehension for tiia remainder ot the buildings on till street drugf store burned like tho tlaraes began to eat tlwir way toi buildings adjoining despite coDibtried efforts at the two fire de partments and a large volunteer force of local residents With the drug store a roaring fur nace and the harness shop on fire u second call for help was Bent out linn line lo Rockwell from where adJid equipment arrived Stocks Are Mover to Safely Despite tlio efforts of CO fire ers the postoffice and the grocery ujil neat market buildings caught only after tlio stock of goods in ho latter and mail and other properly n tho postoffice Itad been carried to iafety With four buildings all adjoining Ire at tho samo time owners of otlu r Hislncss places In the puth of iln lames bogun to carry out their stociv A stock oE shoes one of ind tlio equipment In n cafe nil In the buildinir were removed to safely illho tho building did not catcli the s Partly Covered While the loss to tho buildings and contents Is estimated nt n pnrt of it is covered by Insurance It afl stated this morning Tlio George StollamI Walter Kugiu harness shop stock and building rep resented a loss of about thn drug More stock and building owntvi by Mr Cochrane tho pofi offlro building and tlio struc ture housing tho meat market grocery about f Albert Lea Suicide Victim Laid to Rest ALBERT LT3A Feb The funeral of James Carr 82 who in tho West Hotel last Wednes day by committing suicide wns held nt the Bonnnrup funeral home here llo wns idenlified as James Carr altho he had registered as James Cotton The body was laid to rest in the Potters field in Graceland cemetery Ho hnd been a farm lab orer around Fairmont for many GlobeGazelle woathfir figures for 1M iour period tmdhiR at oclock Monday 1 Ugliest 32 above lowest in above At ji nhuvc Trace of sinnv For like period ending nt oclock Sunday morning on adore iwojit Saturday night 7 above How quickly the weather man can change its mien was demonstrated Sunday noon when nil of a sudden a wind swept out nt tlio northwest nnd went tho mercury scampering down lo 5 degrees above during the night Kor jn hour or two Sunday afternoon tho nir was filled with dust pnrticles and other that rould bo pried from ihcir Monday dawned and bright but chilly AUNT HET By Robert Quillon I aiiil hail any facii Jiftod bill Pa did oner wJion liis whiskers pot cnnght in a eloclric fon he fix in1 for ;