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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 29, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight and Thurs day colder tonight AND MASON CITY North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for Hie Home VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEB 29 1928 UNITED PHESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 123 LOS ANGELES REACHES CUBA ON WAY HOME CONFESSIONS OF TWO SAVE MAN rjNDERSENTENCE Rockford Fugitive Asked to Return and Thank Attorney Reed Charges State With FSfgffi1 Confession HOCKFORD Feb penry Olson wherever you are read this Convicted of slaying Floyd Stoller t bil station attendant and sentenced to life Imprisonment you Jumped your fcppeal bond last Thursday didnt you With your young wife you drove ftway And your bond on Which Judge Fisher had allowed you your freedom pending arguments for fc new trial was declared forfeited But you may come back now Henry Olson that life sentence tho It still over you Is not likely to be en iorced Two Have Confessed Do you know George Bliss and Mor tis Mahan They are only 17 years old nine years younger than you They are under arrest Henry Olson and fthe police say thr have confessed they were the ones who held up the t filling station last Sptember and shot down Slotler when he resisted Mahan told they said that liss fired the fatal shot Bliss fol lowed Mahans confession with one pt his own and the police found the ooys storks were substantiated by much of tho evidence used at your trials the first trial when the jury could not agree that you were uilty and the which you convicted Should Thank Attorney should come home Henry OI nd give personal thanks to your H B North whose certainty innocence led to the uncover Idence hd BHft he in xtjie police think It is too goodto be true think such things happen only novels You are wrong It is true ftme home Henry Olson and see IS CONVICTED Sirs Cleo Sheets LeMars Found Guilty of Black mail Attempt 1 3LB MAKS Feb rtcted of blackmail for sending a hrcatening letter to Miles Cunning am Akron merchant demanding 100 Mrs Cleo Sheets Akron Fox today was held In jail to await sentence Unless she waives the right ot ap peal sentence will not be passed for 10 days Mrs Sheets from the witness stand barged that the letter which thrcat jsned harm to Cunninghams 1 year bid daughter was written by her un der compulsion of her husband The husband Harvey Sheets was freed by the grand jury which In iicted his wife and has disappeared HOPE IS SLOWLY FADING FOR 3 LOST AVIATORS Vldence m the 41 Airplanes Resume Dis couraging Search for Naval Officers WASHINGTON Feb 29 AP What was described by navy officials the greatest aerial search ever made for missing men was pushed with ranewed vigor today as 41 air craft scoured the Chesapeake bay dls rict for Commander T G Ellyson and lis two companions Virtually no clew as to what hap pened to them has been uncovered and search was beins pursued iteien When opportunity knocks for one jtellow it gives another a Ueniocrat Isl he GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet on Better Motoring Every automobile owner can get longer and cheaper service from i his car by taking proper care of It f A majority of accidents and delays I from troubles can be avoided This does not Involve great ex fpendlture of time and labor A simple illustrated booklet of I 32 pages prepared by the best na ktional experts for our Washington bureau tells necessary I basic rules for getting the most and 1 the best out of tho car at least ex J pense Every part of the car plc tured and described with facts I about its care If It requires any Treat your ear right and it will treat you right Use the coupon js Frederic J Hasliln Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewith 6 cents In stamps or coin for a copy of the booklet CARE OF THE CAR Name Street State Will Rogers CAMDEN Feb I was a coal mine owner and couldnt understand my help any better than they do I would resign and announce to the world that as an Industrial leader I was a bust and devote my life to seeing that the world burned cow chips Say do you know this little city has a six million dollar plant where they make wrapping paper out ol post oak and black oak trees Arkansas has made wonderful Improvements in lota of lines but I doubt If I could get a better wife out of tho state today than I did 20 years ago WILL ROGERS Copyright 1928 up hope that would regions of the Chesapeake were being subjected to the close scrutiny of naval marine and army aviators Blimp Joins Search The nonrigid naval dirigible the J3 from Lukeliuist lsr L accompanied y one airplane began the search of the northern waters of the bay and ts tributaries north of Annapolis early loday Eighteen airplanes from the airplane carrier Lexington and the scouting fleet anchored off Hampton Roads resumed their search of the coast and waters of Virginia North Carolina and lower regions of the bay along nine airplanes from the naval air station at Hampton Roads Eight naval planes from the Ana cpsiia station swept low over the east ern side of the bay and five army planes inspected the western shore Five marines planes from Quantico were searching the lower western bank Missing Since Monday The two army blimps from Langlcy field cruised over the territoy In the vicinity of Old Point Comfort Ellyson along with Lieut Com Hugo Schmidt and Lieut Roger S Ransehousen has been missing since early Monday when he left Hampton roads for Annapolis to visit his daugh ter who Is ill KELLOGG MAKES NEW PLEA FOR OUTLAWING WAR Secretary Claims Pact Would Not Violate League Terms BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb new French arbitration treaty was approved today by the senate foreign relations commit tee WASHINGTON Feb newing his plea that France join with the United States in laying the groundwork for a treaty proscribing war between the principal powers Secretary Kellogg has sent another note to JTrance in which he oppose the contention that such a pact would violate her obliga tions under the league ot nations France has main tained doubt wheth er as a member o the league and o party to the Lo carno and other treaties guarantee ing neutrality she could enter into multilateral treatj outlawing war as an instrument of na tional policy with out running afoul of these obligations and has suggested Instead a treaty alonevthis Una onlywith the Unltei public yes terday by the state department Sec retary Kellogff argues that the onl difference between a bilateral anda multilateral treaty to abolish war I onp of degree and not of substance and declares theUnited States is in different to the precise language to be used In the proposed pact so long as It clearly and unmistakably sets fortl tho determination the parties to abolish war among Taking up Frances admission tha she saw no bar to the conclusion ot an unqualified antiwar treaty with the United States alone the note declares that any government free to conclude such a treaty should be no less able to become a party to an identlca multilateral treaty since it Is hardly to bo presumed that members of th league of nations are in a position tc do separately something they canno1 do If however members of the league of nations cannot without vlo latlng the terms of the covenant o the league agree among themselves and with tha government of th United States to renounce war as an Instrument of their national the note adds it seems idle to discus either bilateral or multilateral trea ties unreservedly renouncing 1927 Was Banner Year for La timer Creamery LATIMER Feb Latimer cooperative creamery held its annual meeting at the creamery and the re port showed that the year of 1927 Included the largest amount ot busi ness done In the history of the cream ery It made more than pounds of butter and paid the farm ers of the community Butter sold in the New York market brings a good York extras premium over New Our Weather Man GlobeGazette weather figures 24 hour period ending at oclock a Wednesday Highest above Lowest In above At a above the weather mans pre diction of colder weather didnt come true in any impressive way the nights minimum was 3 degrees lower I than that of Monday night and Wed nesday opened with little likelihooc that the maximum would he much above the melting point The wind was In the northwest and the sun was ex pericnclng considerable difficulty IT broakinz thru a covering of clouds DIRIGIBLES TRIP NEW YORK LAKEHURST Aviators Are Provided for in House Bill Tills IB tho route being followed Wednesday by tile Los Angeles on its return trip to Lakeliurst N after a brief visit to the Canal zone Tile ship was scheduled to refuel at a Cuban stop and con tinue the journey north On the flight from tho canal to Cuba tftft Caribbean sea ji winds PAINTER RETURNS FIND THEN GOES ON JOB HUNT NEW YORK Feb less for several weeks Alexandei Lmbowsky 40 year old painter found a sack containing lying in gutter In Brooklyn and returned it to its owners Today ho has a first class tion for honesty still no Job and no definite prospect a reward The United States Trucking corpor atlon from whose armored car the bagr containing the money was lost said the matter of a reward had not been officially considered pending in quiry The Bowery and East River National bank had turned tho money over to the trucking company to de liver to the federal reserve bank Just how tho bag happened to be lost from the armored truck was stfl a mystery today Tho reason listed on the police blotter waa COLLEGE HEAD IS RIDICULED Omaha U Students Hang Image of President to Flagpole OMAHA Feb Karl Frederick Wettstone president of the University of Omaha late Tues day night was hanged in effigy from a flagpole on the university campus by a group of approximately 50 stu dents of the school The incident follows the action of Dr Wettstone in declaring the elec tion of two sophomore students to the athletic board null because of poor scholarship The two students were dropped from the rolls Monday Dr Wettstone described the fact that they were dropped just after they were de clared ineligible as a mere coinci A large placard hearing Wettstone the little was attached to the feet ot the effigy while on the breast and back were posted stickers like those pasted on the Nvindows of the school Monday night These stickers bore shall Wettstone be the king of the campus and we want student Dr Wettstone recently made speeches in which ho criticized the growth of student participation in af fairs of the college Dr Wettstone who came here last September from Dubucjue where he was president of the University of Dubuque has been the center of n stormy protest directed at him since refusing to allow the students to take office following the election last Fri day KIND POLICEMAN GETS CONFESSION Sympathetic Attitude To ward Wife of Bandit Brings Statement CHICAGO Feb police officer last night offered to take care of Mrs Katherino Cleavers canaries and dog while sha Is detained in the Evergreen park mail tram robbery in vestigation Seventeen minutes later she had given him details on which a federal grand Jury Indicted her hus band Charles Llmpy Cleaver Wil liam Donovan and Frank Bozo Mec Agriculture Department Measure Is Reported From Committee WASHINGTON Feb Vctivitles ranging from the furnlsh ng ot weather data for the fast grow tig aviation Industry to tho fights gainst the Mexican pink boll worm lio Gypsy moth the European corn orer and the Japanese beetle were rovided for today fn the approprla Ion bill for the department of agrl ulturo which was reported to the louse The bill carried a grand total of for tho fiscal year begin Ing next July 1 and standing high n its recommendation was one for he expansion of weather bureau serv co for aviators Bureau Careil Fur An appropriation of vas recommended for the bureau of vhlch would be for the estab tshment additional meteorological tations and service on commercial airways the committee declaring that his was necessary to properly carry ut meteorological service for the jenefit oE aviators as contemplated by tha air commerce act of A total of was recom mended for road construction of which is for federal aid to states Appropriations for various activi ties oC tlio department Included Farmers cooperative demonstrations cooperative agricultural extension work flood devas tated farm area relief eradl cation of tuberculosis In spe6tion era dicatlon or the cattle tick eradication of hogcholera en forcement oC packers and stockyards nets meat Inspection 000 Seed Teaflng For investigation by the bureau of plant industry fruit diseases citrus canker blister rust con trol vegetable and forage diseases crop hyslology and breeding GO cotton rubber and tropical plants seed testing laboratory cereal crops anc diseases tobacco Investiga tions IkiUi and droughtreis tant crops sugar plants 173 dry land agriculture western irrigation ngrlculturB 005 nut culture and forage crop Investigations Other appropriations Included foi tho forest service bureau of chemistry and bolls bu reau of Etymology nppei Mississippi wild life refuge and for the bureau ot agrlcultura economics which is in charge oC co operative marketing activities 280 Appropriations for plant quarantine nnd control Included the following pink boll worm thtirberla weevil Gypsy nnd browntai moth European corn borei Japanese and Asiatic beetk white pino blister rust 500 and Mexican fruit worm DEFENDANT IN BOMBING CASE DENIESJHARGE Youth Says He Signed Statement in Hope of Freedom MISSING NAVY FLYER cla I was kind to her Thats how I got Katherino Cleavers said Lieut Michael Naughton She reminded me as I sat there of my own mother I wouldnt want to know shewas lying I told Mrs Cleav er so Then she began to cry Told True Story You are very she said Then she told her F N Davis a postal inspector and Policewoman Molllo Roddy were pres ent when Mrs Cleaver made her state ment to Lieut Naughton Mrs Cleavers story was that she overheard Cleaver Donovan Mcccla and three others whose names have been withheld plotting on the night of Feb 20 The night before tho robbery another conference was held at the Cleaver home she said at which de tails were completed Meccln she said brot along the two sticks of dynamite used In blow Ins the safe of the Grand Trunk mail car Cleaver furnished disguises hunting suits and masks she said Mrs Cleaver told the officers that Donovans wife gave the prang awny TURN TO PAGE M COL 1 OTTAWA Feb ram Reed had nothing to dp with the explosion which wrecked the Pleasant Valley schoolhouse last December he declared from the witness stand at his trial here today The 23 year old school teacher Miss ola Bradford who nearly lost her life the rusty school stove burst re arded the redfaced young farmer oldly as he testified Her former weetheart carefully avoided her teady gazo Why did you sign this confession f you did not care what was in It houted States Attorney H O Han on Lays Blame on Hanson Because I had nothing to eplied tho defendant I did not put ynamite in the stove and you told Tie a confession would be tho simplest vay out for the girl her family and ne If you and your assistants had not TOisoned her mind against me lola and would bo murried r The state charges that Reed placed dynamite In tho stove to avoid mar riage with the young teacher and it also accuses him of being the father of her unborn child After Reedhad completed his story of alegedmistreatment at the county jail and misrepresentation by Hanson the states attorneyleaped to his feet nntl began a vigorous crossexamina tion Mother Grows Nervous The flush on Reeds fnce deepened and heslumped in his chair but his voice remained calm His mother who at first reflected her sons calmness grew more nerv ous as the examination progressed Reed repeatedly denied that he had put dynamiteInto tho stova and at TURN TO PAGE COLUMN 1 Commander Theodore C G Ellysou auove and ills two com panions Lreiitcniuit Commander Hugo Schmidt mid Lieut Roper Ranscnlinuscu are tho objects ot 0110 oE tho navys greatest search ing parties following tho aviators disappearance on a flight to An nunolis from Hampton roads With 41 planes patroling the coast line officials have about given up liope that tho flyers will bo found COOLIDGE CALLS FARM LEADERS McNary Purneil and Jar dine Summoned for Conference WASHINGTON Feb tho request of President Coolidge Sen ator McNary republican Oregon called at the white house today to dis cuss the status ot farm legislation In congress and to give the executive his own views on the subject After tho conference the senator said ho had told the president that while ho had amended his own meas ure somewhat he had not omitted the equalization fee provision President Coolidso also conferred with Representative Purneil republi can Indiana on farm legislation and Purneil said afterward that he had told the president that the house agri culture eommlttoo would begin next Monday to draft a bill which the com mittee hoped would meet all the ob jections to tho McXaryHaugen bill which was vetoed last session The equalization fee in the pro posed houso bill he said would be RO modified as to eliminate many of the features which prompted President Coolldges objection to it last year Following his conferences with Sen ator McXnry nnd Representative Pur ncll Mr CoolldKO summoned Secre tary Jnrrllnc to tho whito house The secretary nftorwnrd declined to dis close details ot the conference GROUPS INSIST ON WPLANKS Prohibition Leaders Demand Each Nominee Be Avowed Enemy of Liquor WASHINGTON Feb Prohibition hnn been thrust with re newed vigor Into the presidential cam puign by tho Insistence ot n group of militant drya that both tho republican and democratic parties meet tho issue sctuorely Representatives oC 30otltI national temperance organizations at a confer ence here which terminated last night drafted formal demands that tho two national political conventions not only declare for rigid dry enforce ment but consider as presidential timber only mei whoso stand on pro hibition Is not to be questioned In addition plans are on foot for a meeting in Florida next week of dry leaders from southern states at which It is predicted ways and means of nipping tho presidential ambitions of Governor Smith of New York will bo discussed At the closing banquet at which Bishop AVflllam F McDowell of the Methodist Episcopal church was toast master Dr Ashby Jones of St Louis representing tho Southern Baptist church was applauded when ho clarcd ho would welcome tlio oppor tunity to vote for a Roman Catholic for president but wanted to choose the Catholic Ho praised Senator Walsh tho Montana democrat who is Catholic and an avowed dry As was planned the conference adopted resolutions calling on both the major political parties to put dry law enforcement In their plat forms nnd to consfder for the presi dential and vice presidential nomina tions only men whose acts nml utter ances show them to bo true friends of tho prohibition amendment ARE KILLED IN SANDINO FIGHT Nine Americans Wounded in Encounter Near U S Base MANAGUA Nicaragua Feb American marines illed and Jiino wounded In an en counter today between Amerlazin force ind a band of followers the rcbc eader Sandlno Tho names of Ihc Americans killed ind wounded had not been received I ua at noon today and the cas among the Kandino forces were not known The fight took place near Darall Between the towns oC Yall and Con lega which is in northern Nicaragua iear tho American headquarters a Ocotal Tho American forces In tho flgli vere fn command Ed war F ODay oC New Hampshire The encounter look place htte lUon Jay when a pack train of marine ind 80 animals was returning frorr Yali with supplies From the men g ro i n forma Lion ceivcd hero it that the San dino forces armed with rifles and a one machine gun surprised th panic train firing1 from the jungle on cither side of thetrail DIRIGIBLE TO REFUEL BEFORE FLIGHT 10 U S Stiff Trade Winds Delay Airship on Trip Over M BULLETIN WASHINGTON Feb AP The dirigible Los Angeles com pleted her rip from France field Pa mini a to Guacanayabo liay nt oclock eastern standard time when she moored on tho naval aircraft lomlor Patoka n rndtn dispatch to tho navy department said WASHINGTON Feb 23 AP Vith her blunt nosa buffeting stiff ortheast trade winds that helped her the southward journey the dlrlgi Los Angeles was sailing slowly omeward today after a mile rnstop flight to tho Canal zone The trip back is not being mada ithout a stop Lieut Commander harles 13 Rosendah planned to moor the tender Patoka anchored In uacanayabo bay Cuba about 750 niles from Panama take on fuel anil crimps make a few lateral excuv lons over Cuba before starting up oast for the mile journey tn Lakelmrst A flight over Havana was egarded as probable Homo Voynet Longer With the wind against her over Caribbean the airship will requiro n uueh longer time tor the homeward royage than the 40 houra needed un the trip southward Her commander thot she would not reach tlio Patoka until noon today nearly 26 hours after her departure from France field in the canal zone Her last report placed her oft Ser rana bank about 200 miles east of Polnta Gorda Honduras and 35S miles from Panama at 10 oclock Ijst night This was nearly 12 hours after her takeoff making her average speed up to that time about 27 miles an hour Suffered No Strain Commander Hosendahl had figured the ship would not average much bet ter than 25 Cor the leg to bay Inspected before she left the Angeles was found to have no strain from her long nonsi if flight which Assistant Secretary ncr believes to have demonstrated it practicability ot commercial Minnair service between Xorlli ind Central America LINDY SEES GOV SMITHSIGN BILL New York One of First State With Program for Aviation SubDistrict Declam to Be Held at Belmond BELMOND Feb subdis trict declamatory contest will be held at the local school this evening The following schools will participate KIcnime Goodull Kanawhu and Del ALBANY X Feb In the presence of Col diaries A Lindbergh transAtlantic flying Gov Alfred E Smith totijy signe the first bill in n series which will establish York state as the first in the union to have a state avia tion program This will show what New York state is doing toward cooperatins in siid llio governor ns ho af fixed his slrnaturo to tho measure nnd handed tlm pen to Colonel Lind bergh Thank you calmly said the younj flyer Ukins the pen with one hand and flngcnnsj his cap with the other Accompanied by F Trubite Davlaon assistant tccretiiry of war for aero nautics Lindbergh entered the execu tive chamber nt Hie capitol within u quarter of an hour after his arrival ivy automobile from whero ho landed because of tho better condi tion of the airport With him also were Lieut Lester T Maitlnnd Pa cific flyer Senator J Webb and Assemblyman Herbert H Shonk sponsors of tho bill signed by the governor and several oilier persons MISSOUR1ANS INDORSE REED 36 Votes of State Are Pledged for Senator at Convention ST JOSEPH Feb Democrats of Missouri were on record loilay 03 having but ono objectivecloo tlon of Senator James A Reed for tlio presidency While the senior Missouri senntoi continued his speultlnfr tour ot thu west moro than delegates to tin state convention here yesterday In dorsort the platform ha had advocated and pledged tha states 3G votes at the Oemncratlc national convention to him aa long na he remains a candidate for tlio presidency Determined to aend ns lurga nnd us active a delegation as possible to Hous ton In June the convention named 74 delegates At tlio siiBsrestton of Senator Reed these Included the 12 Missouri demo cratic congressmen and four other persons to represent the congressional districts with republican representa tives to congress Itn a dull pnrty In CThlrauo that ends without one or two being Dos Moincs Trillium AUNT HET By nobert Quillen cf dont lilvf cement UftlUs If i had been n hoard walk my upper plate wouldnt of got busier when I stopped 011 hnt banann peelin his ;