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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 24, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Mostly fair in noitli unsettled in south portion tonight and Saturdaj not much change In temperature AND MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY North Iowas Dnilv Newspaper Final Edition Ediled for the Home ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEB 24T1928 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 119 N V MANS ARREST IN FIRE MURDER NEAR Bandits Get in Kansas City St Louis Thefts ROBBERS 1 THEIR GETAWAY IN TWOAUTOS Tellers Forced to Toss Money Over Cages to Waiting Bandits KANSAS CITY Feb Bank bandits today carried oil loot estimated at In two bank rob beries in Kinsaa City and in St Louis The holdup here was accomplished by 10 bandits armed with two sub machine guns automatic shotguns and pistols who shot up the city bank and escaped with loot estimated at ap proximately The Wellston Trust company of a suburb of St Louis was robbed of approximately in cur rency by three men who entered the bank during the night from an office upstairs made prisoners ot eight em ployes as they reported for work and compelled them to open a time vault The robbers passed up in coin No Ono Was Injured Despite tbe promiscuous firing by the seven men who entered the Kan sas City bank during the raid no one was Injured The bandits drove away in two cars Entering the bank with a flourish one bandit fired point blank at H Kejnper president and commanded Jtfio BO employes and a dozen custo to lie on the floor U first the bandits forced tellers to money boxes over the top ot the TSen two ot the men went be cages and scooped up money WANTS DIVORCE said thatmany tt tho r t boxes tossed over to the bandits by tellers contained supplies instead of money Job Took 6 Minnies The robbers were In the bank six minutes Every time any one moved a shot was fired and one pillar from which an employe apparently at tempted to fire at the bandits was marked by six bullets The machine guns were not fired The St Loulg holdup was the fourth I robbery ot the Wellston bank and its employes In four years with total loot of about The losses were in Bured In escaping the robbers com mandeered a taxicab later trans ferring to an automobile In which sev eral accomplices made a belated ap pearance Were Familiar With Vaults The robbers showed familiarity with the two story bank building and the vault containing tho money Indica tions were tlis robbers went up a back stairway and climbed thru a window to a dentists office They left behind a bruce and bit a small saw and pair of tinners shears with which they apparently had cut a hole In the office floor and descended Into the bank School Children Escape Serious Injury as Engine Strikes Their Automobile FAIRMONT Feb nesday morning Wilfred Hecht 18 Dorothy Meyer and Hilda Hecht 16 and 16 respectively met with an acci dent while on their way to school near Dunnell when the car driven by Wil fred was struck by the engine of an M St L freight train by the Zeim er crossing The engine struck the rear of the car anri tho occupants except Miss Hecht escaped with a Blinking up Miss Hecht was badly bruised The windshield top fender and rad iator of the car were wrecked Five Dunnell school children were hurt in an accident last week when their car collided with a Minneapolis traveling mans cnr Will Rogers ST Feb passer thru City the homo oC the state prison and the state capltol Tho worst In the state Is Bent there The sheriff was on our train and ho had two men who had escaped and he was taking them back to the legislature You re member Missouri got so sore at Jim Reed one time because he wouldnt let em Join tho league of nations that they was going to hang him Well they are naming tho Missouri river after him now and maybe the Mississippi Yours for news WILL ROGERS Copyright J938 UAINBK1DUE COLBY The former American sotrotary of state Hainliridgo Colliy above is represented iii hia Purls divorce petition by M Millennia a former president of ilie French republic Colby Seeks Divorce Thru Paris Courts Former U S Secretary Has One Time French Presi dent as Attorney PARIS Feb from his wifes novels were before the Versailles court today as grounds for divorce1 in the suit brot by Bain bridge Colby former American secre tary Former President Alexander Miller and of France appearing in behalf of Mr Colby said that Mrs Colby pub isheoa novel show ing a politician who in every way re sembled her husband In an unfavor able light Then shortly after this M Mlllerand stated she published an other book In which President Hard ng was attacked Claims Capricious Nature He advanvanced the capricious na ture of the literary wife as grounds for divorce Pleading for his clients freedom M Millerand also read a number of let ers from Mrs Colby who was Nathalie Sedgewlck of Stoekbrldgo Mass He asserted that the tempera ment of Mrs Colby made life unbear able for big client Mrs Colby did not appear at the iiroceedlngs nor was she represented Judgement will probably be down in a week handed Tho plea for freedom on behalf ot Mr Colby served to revive rumors In New York that ho intended to marry he former child prodigy Winifred Sackville Stoner 2nd These brot a denial from Miss Stoners mother who said Please understand that my flaugh ter and Mr Colby are just good Iriends who have known each other tor years They are not thinking of ettlnsr When questioned at the time hei book was published Mrs Colby said Was Secretary for Years Mr Colby Is much too colossal n igure to be encompassed in any single jook Indeed his nature Is one of gener osity nobility the direct antithesis ol the political character in the Mr Colby a Now York lawyer was secretary ot state under President Wil son from March 1920 to March 1021 JUDGEOTTOlF IOWA CITY DIES Life Long Resident of College Town Victim of Heart Disease IOWA CITY Feb Ralph If Otto of the eighth district court and a former mayor ot Iowa Ity died at his home here today fol oiving a two weeks illness as a result of kidney and heart disease Juclgo Olio was born In loiva City n July 1S7C and spent his entire life lore In 1900 he was graduated from the University of Iowa college of law HOOVER STANDS WITH COOLIDGE ON FLOOD PLANS Presidential Candidate Adheres to Principle of Cost Division WASHINGTON Fcix Herbert Hoover candidate for the re publican presidential nomination mode his long heralded appearance today the commerce commit tee with Ihe statement that he was in duty bound to stand with his ad ministration colleagues In tho flood control program Under questiqning by Senator Hawes democrat Missouri tlie secre tary expressed the belief that the standing principle of a division of cost between the federal anc state gov ernments should be adhered to as a method of assuring competence and economy in federal expenditures Willis Was Insistent At the same time he said the amount o money already spent by the south in protection against floods needed to be taken into consideration along with iha losses sustained In the flood territory The secretary appeared in a com mittee room Jammed with spectators looking for political excitement Interest had been whetted by the in sistence of Senator Willis Ohio an other republican presidential candi date that Mr Hoover give thecom mittee his views especially on the question whether the government the entire flood cost or whether the states should partici pate He began with a recital of the tribu lations of the population of the flood ed area ana asserted that it was his view that In some degree the minor slackening In business activity at present is a repercussion of the Early flood legislation he said would be of value in stabilizing the economic fabric Woulil Restore Confidence It wduld restore courage confi dence and enterprise in the people of tlie flood territory would stimulate their activities for the future would larger employment both in actual labor upon tlie works and In the man ufacture of equipment that will be re quired for Its he said Replying to a question by Senator Hawes as to the administrations plan for dividing tbe cost flood control between the federal government and the Mississippi valley states Secre tary Hoover said he could not be ex pected to reconstruct recommenda tions of another department of the government Fate of McMillan Is Put in Jurys Hands LOS ANGELES Feb The fate of Dr Charles McMillan on trial hera on the charge of having murdered Mrs Amelia Appleby wealthy widow was given today to the jury of eight women and four men say my cars stuck In the mud can you tell me where I can get help before It sinks further In as and In 1D03 and 1010 he served mayor of Iowa City Following tho death of Judge 15 P Ifowell in ho was appointed to thedistrict bench and had served theresince then He Is survived by his widow a daughter and a brother Funeral ar rangements had not been made this morning If he doesnt hire an alienist that is proof he is State Journal The GlobeGazette Will Tell You How to Select Materials It Is not hard to tell the best cotton fabrics from others if you have tho United States government booklet Selection of Cotton Fab which is available from our Washington information bureau Tells with illustrations how to FClect best quality goods how to know fast colors how to judge the fiber weave and finish of cotton materials Describes 100 varieties of cotton goods known by ns many different trade names An extremely useful nnd prac tical document for cvciy ono who whops Available for four cents in stamps Usethe coupon Prcdcrlc J IfaslUn Director The Mason City Information Bureau Washington C I enrloso liercirllli J rents In stamps for a topy of Ihe lioolt let SKMCCTION OF COTTON KAliKICS Street City Stain SIX WOMEN ON JURY FOR TRIAL REED GLARES AT PUPILS AS THEY TELL OFJLAST Bombed School Teacher Gets Utah Proposal of Marriage OTTAWA Feb little girls their highpitched voices shaking with told the story today Ofthe explosion that wrecked their schoolhouse last Decem ber Aid nearly killed their teacher lola Bradford Hiram need tlie young man charged with putting dynamitein the stove in an effort to rid himself of tho teacher his sweetheart and her unborn child glared at the children Miss Bradford smiled sweetly at her former pupils Ten year old Grace Johnson told ot hat eventful morning The child was We only pupil In the ioom when tho dynamite exploded Six of Hie jurors selected to try WiUinm Edward Illcluiinn coii victeil slayer ot Marian Parker and his friend Wclby Hunt for the murder ot C Ivy Toms Ixjs Angolas druRgist are women The jury for the joint trial is shown above They are left to right front row Mrs Hogg Clin ton A Item Mrs Emma Caroth ers Mrs Nell Brown and Mrs Marion Maier hack row Alonzo Whnrton Mrs Catherine Tealc C B Hhilccman Frank E Hun Inp Cliirencn Dougherty am Mrs Carrio Cawson Fonnil Herself on Road saw Miss Bradford near the stove when I went slio said Then I heard a loud noise and I dont what happened until I found myself out on the road Teacher was screaming There was lood all over her face and her dress My leg was hurt by a piece ot Iron and there was glass down my neck I went home to grandmothers and hen back lo tho school There blood on the door near the stoveand out on the porch Pieces ot Iron were n the wall and Graces chum 10 year old Vera Bane said she went to school with Grace that morning Sho n pail of milk on her desk and went out to play Vera testified she had hardly got outside when a big explosion shook the building She heard her teacher scream and saw her come slaggering out covered with blood Gets Marriage Offer Miss Bradford told her to go anj get her sister Mrs Howard Clegg who lived nearby the child said This Vera did and when she got back she found tho milk bucket full of holes ind the milk running over her desk Miss Bradford was handed a letter oday by Judge Frank Hayes secre It was from a man In Utah whom she never heard ot before pro ioslng marriage She smiled and threw it away 18 Men Thot to Be Killed in Explosion Most of ArkansasMine WorkersMake Way Out of Danger Zone FORT SMITH Feb to IS men are believed lo have been killed by an explosion In mine No 3 of the Mama Coal pnny at Jenny Linil near her at a m today 1J5 men were In this and connecting mines at tho time ot the blast but more than 100 of them are believed to have escaped Hescuo crews were directed by Claud Spelgel state mine Inspector W E Pendleton president of the company and were sent Into the inini immediately Tho cause of the explosion has not been determined Tlie blast came from the bank section of mine No li which with mine No 20 connects with mine No 3 Those who escaped were said to haveworked thelk way thru mine Nu 20 It was not definitely determined how many escaped but mine nfflculin estimated that at least 15 and posslbl IS men still were in the mine LIFE OF DEPUTY CHICAGO POLICE HEAD IN DANGER Gangland Hears Word to Get OConnor Homes Still Guarded CHICAGO Feb life of William OConnor deputy police commissioner theatened he said today because of his effqrta to run down the bomb terrorists The word has been passed In gang land to get OConnor said A police guard has been placed at lilt lome and a bodyguard accompanies ilm A vacant lot near his residence s carefully searched oacli night poj ice revealed to guard against an am uscade OConnors superior Police Commls sioner Michael Hughes Mayor Thomp son and R dozen other city officials ILLINOIS GAS TAXISILLEGAL High Court Rules Levy Is Discriminatory and Un constitutional SPRING 7IBLD Feb supreme court today held the Illinois gasoline tax law fluconstitu lional Tho gasoline tax passed by the session of the Illinois legislature applied a rate of two cents on the gallon The test rase reached the high court on an appeal from a decision In a Bull instituted by tlio Chicago Motor club whoso figlit dated to tho diiy the hill ivas Introduced before tho general assembly The bill became a law with the In sistent support ot Ciov Small having administration support even prior to the convening of the fifty fifth general The principal defects alleged in the gasoline tax law worn that It wa discriminatory ana und unconstitu lion HAZLETT OUT FOR IOWA OFFICE Prominent I Q 0 F Mem ber Has Filed Application for Secretary of State Verification of his entering 1119 pri mary race as a candidate for secretary of state was made here M Hazlett Mr Hazlctt has been prom inent In the I O O F lodge for a number of years having served as a past grand master and a representa tive to the sovereign grant lodge Mr Hnzlctt was not prepared to make any statement at the present time concerning his campaign DES Feb A new tiantlidntc for secretary of state entered tho primary race lodny when I XT Haxlett nf Mason City requested nominitirjn papers Cram the secretary ot state T K Moen or Inwood wlin was elected state senator without opposi tion in the ieeent special election in the fortyninth district also requested papers Indicating that ho will be n candidate in Ihe primary for the long term repnblica nnomlnnlion Others who requested nomination papers were N J Millhaem Preston and D IcUls Creston Incumbent for thrt senate Mr Millhaom seeks tlie senate seat In Jackson coun ty now held by Senator Charles S K 1 Giles of Chariton asked papers for slate representative from coin Stecks Hope for Gov Al Is Assailed Meredith Attacks Senators Statement as a Personal Desire WASHINGTON Feb Senator Dan Stecks statement pre dicting that Iowa democrats would support Governor Smith of New York for the presidency la merely an ex pression of his own desires rather than a true appraisal ot the situation in the view o Edwin T former United States secretary of agricul ture Appraised of Senator Stecks decla ration nt DCS Moincs following the democratic state committee meeting tho former secretary of agriculture as serted Steck was out of touch with the Iowa situation and has not had time to sound out tho sentiment during his short visit to the state Calling attention to a statement by Senator Steck that he could fft the interest ot socalled parly harmony support anyone regardless ot the can didates Mr Meredith declared Iowa democrats and Iowa as state are interested In having a candi date who has a record upon the groat economic questions euch as taxes tariff and also upon agricultural policy and foreign relations They arc not in sympathy with Tammany and Its methods Iowa as a state is dry Iowa de POLICE CLAIM THEY KNOW WHO BURNED WOMAN Arrest Expected to Cause Sensation Newspaper Says BERNARDSVILLE N Feb 24 man who killed Miss Mar garet Brown by drenching her in gas oline nnd setting her afire is a middle aged New Yorker so socially promi nent that authorities hesitate to arrest him until every detail of tiie case li complete Caplain Ijnmb ot the stat police said today Dr Anderson who tvai present at the autopsy today told ol evidences that Miss Brown had been knocked unconscious before she wai set afire An anonymous confession mailed to police yestorday said hei assailant had struck Miss Brown on the head Dr Lawton said that a pivot tooth in Miss Browns lower Jaw had been broken and that n blood clot extended from tho lower lip across the mouth Unconscious When Burned He believed the blow would caused unconsciousness He also said mocracy is It the sentiment tho democratsof tho state Is presented In tho delegation it will be a tlon ivulcU will vote only for a dr candidate The propaganda that th party has a chance to win with Smlt has had its effect lipon some oppo tunlsts of whom Senator Steck seem to Te uo being given constant police ection as days puss without pro any clews to the identity ot the bombers indications where they next may strike Attorney In Hilling Walter G Walker the assistant tales attorney In charge of the bomb nvestigntions was reported in hiding oday the reason given being that he vlshed to pursue Ills study of the lomblngs unhampered New threats to bomb tlie apartinen iiildlng In which lives Lawrence Cuneo secretary and brotherinlaw States Attorney Robert E Crowe re ulted In the detailing of a police guard there last night The building was bombed Monday night Several tenants told police liey had been warned In letters and by phone to leave home for a few days C they wished to avoid danger from L second bomb The Cnneo is not far from 10 home ot Assistant States Attor ney Deputy OConnor said ho is satin ied that the bombings ire traceable o a powerful north side gang seeking ovenge against the Mayor Thompson iflministratton following police frus ration of the gangs plans for organ zing gambling nnd vice No Arrests Are Made Heirslilp to the power enjoyed rlefly by Dion OBanlon Schemer Drucci nnd Ilymlo of whom fell before assassins he ultimate desire of tho gangsters OConnor believes Commissioner Hughes said that ar his cimpalgn against the bomber ias made no progress There have been no arrests Tlie commissioner added that he has yet o find out why the bombs are being hrown BIRGER TO DIE ON FRIDAY 13TH Supreme Court Affirms Con viction of Illinois Gang Leader SPRINGFIELD Feb AF Birger gunman und sans leader of southern Illinois lost nio lust fight today when the Illinois su preme court affirmed his oonvictioi or murder and set Friday April 13 an tlie date for his hanging Birger was convicted of the murder of Joe Adams president of the village board of City and sentenced tc hang Tried with him were Art Newman and Hay Izite Hylnnd his henchmen Newman and liyland wero sentenced to Southern Illinois penitentiary for lite They havenot asked for a review of their cases by tho supreme court A fourth man 1 year old Harry Thommason tho actual slayer pleaded guilty before the trial anil received a life sentence Connie Hitler another Birger ganster was indicted for the murder but was never apprehended ilnd brot to trial Klmo Thommasoit 17 year old brother of Harry was the sixth par ticipant In the killing His charred body was found in tHe smoking ruins of Shady Rest headquarters of the Birger gang in southern Illinois after tho place had been bombed and burned by unidentified persons The murder of Mayor Joe Adamf marked the end of a veritable reign ol terror In southern Illinois Adams homo was reputed to one of the hcnrlnuartern for the Sheltons rival Filers and because of his friend liness to the Sholtons it was decreed Adams should die eyes lat the pupils ot tho victims vere not dilated indicating she had een unconscious when Bet on fire County Prosecutor Bergen Intimated hat tho full contents of the cohes ion letter bad not been made public rollco were Informed today that n man driving an automobile bearing stolen license plates had visited the scene ot the crime last night and they were Investigating the possibility that the slayer had returned there thru morbid curiosity ARREST IS NEAR Our Weather Man GERMANY MAY DEPORTSUBKOFF iscapades of Princess Hus band in Berlin Cause Trouble Feb Alexander Sulikotf 27 year old bus land of Princess Victoria Lippc will he expelled fiom Ucrmnny became an Involved question today since he lives at Bonn not at Merlin Subkoff In the latest ot his pacles In itllcRcd to have knocked a page hoy at tho Casanova oafo un conscious and was taken Into ens tody Police fineil him tftO marks roughly S75 for not possesFinj the necessary Identification papers r NEW TORK Feb Evening World says that some time today detectives and New Jersey troopers will reach Into a circle of fi nancially and socially weltconducted New ToiHers nnd arrest the murder er of Miss Brown who was burned to death near Bernardsvllle N J Ills arrest Is expected to oause a tlio paper says Suspect Being Watched Police know who the killer is the newspaper says and have him under surveillance The only door of escape they believe ai tho quick suicide at ivhich he hinted In a letter to police yesterday in which lie returned bonds belonging to the slain woman Capt John Lamb in charge of troopers aiding In investigation ot the crime would not reveal tho name of tha murder suspect He explained that because ot the mans social standing the police would check up every angle ot their Inquiry concerninghim before male ing the arrest Farm Relief Hearings Are to Be Ended Soon WASHINGTON Feb liouso agriculture committee declared its Intention to closehearings on farm relief legislation tomorrow In approving the completion ot hear ings which have bcon in progress for more than two months Chairman Haugon said if any persons still wished to present their views the com mittee monts would If receive written alate necessary reopen the public sessions Altho more thaii half a dozen farm relief plans have been Introduced the discussion In tho committee has ro volvcd mainly around the McNary Haugen bill with its equalization fee Mr Trotzky is getting some of moiliclne ho compounded a few years ugo and he doesnt like the taste ot it a Kreo Press I lubeGaze ic weal her figures for hour period ending at oclock 1 m Friday lowest in night At a Altho thore was KOTTIO favorably exposed spots 23 iihove I nhnvn 5 above meltinc in Thursdny most of Ihe which foil Tuesday night wns still on the streets and roads abuut Mason CHy Friday and motoring was an activity which in sonin haytrdrt Altho there was a sun tho wind was in tho nort Invest Friday morning nnd pros pects uoie anything hut ropy for melting in tho early future AUNT HET By Robert Quillcn T all o my cliildrcn could of ItLen hriglil luil I reckon it was nnlimil for soino of em lo lake Hller Pas r ;