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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA WEATHER Mostly air tonight ani Thursday colder Thursday and in northwest and north central portions late tonight AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES North Iowas Daily Newspaper Final Edition Edited for Ihe Home VOL XXXVFIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PHBSS LEASED WIRB BEPORT MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JAN 25 1928UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE JSJQ 93 ered Its mistake Tho world knows already that you did not commit this The prisoners voice wag flat and toneless Ho stood rigid immobile eyea never leaving the corner of the wardens desk Youre taking it pretty bard Tar ry I can say that I blame you It would uo absurd to claim that the state has been Is ridiculous to promise that It can ever atone for this Injustice You have spent three years in this unfortu nately justly or un justly a way of leaving its mark on aman lociissed on the corner of the wardens j Yon see my boy I understand desk He seemed shorter thun his j cerlain things about you which per lieight thanks to the slight stoop debaps you yourself do not know I CHAPTER I Sunshine poured bravely in thru the barred windows and traced a sinister pattern or parallel black lines on the concrete lloor It brought into sharp relief two similar In their expression of Slavic knowledge Vet graven with lines which marked in age difference ot 30 years Robert Gordon No facing the warden In his right liana was the official docu ment which had coma to free him yet his face exhibited no elation Three years In the penitentiary had taught lilm the lesson ot repression He silent motionless agate eyes WORTH FARMER GIVES AWAY FORTUNE by three years of penal servi tude and his wlilte prison clothes were ill fittingand hung about liis Blender frame in grotesque folds From outside the office came prison sounds the incessant maddening whlrev of looms and spindles lu the cotton he jangle of Ironwheeled barrows tho clank of machinery and tools and now and then the punctua tion of a harshvoiced order For three years Bob Terry had known no other sound save the ghastly re pressed laughter of Sunday when all work ceased and the prisoners bad nothing to do but sit around the pris on yard and try to stare thru the grim gray walls into the rich verdant world beyond Bob Terry was The miracle j had occurred The paper which the warden hart given him was not a par don It was far more than an acknowledgement from the state that the crime for which he hnd been tried nnd convicted had been committed by another man The state waa very regretful of the error which had swept the young man Into the penitentiary for three young and for malive years and the state now grant ed him tho liberty which It should never have taken from him The soul ot Robert Gordon Terry was twisted into an Ironic laugh but he had learned to keep such emotions from TOflccting in his face The warden was not a trifle disappointed In all of Sim twentyodd years of pris L on experience he had never seen a yrhb accepted freedom this way know that you are doubly bitter be cause you should never have been sent here in the first place I know that you are crammed with false ideas and tbots whleli have been born in the prison atmosphere But the state wns not entirely at fault occasional ly it must do nn injustice in its effort to be just You have been the rare now the stale Is sorry and will do what it can for you And I want to beg you to leave this bitter ness The prisoner looked up end while he spoke here was a tinge of satire in his words The slate is very kind to Simeon Mason bit his lip Im afraid you dont understand Xo are anxious to Yes And I I understand sir I have appreci ated your fairness TSat is sincere Thank you Terry My job Isnt an easy one some wardens are too prone to forget that their charges are human beings At times I think my weakness is that I am too conscious oC that fact But my problem Isnl the thiiiff of interest I wanted to give yon this to tell you that any time tiie BOlng Bets a bit rough and you feel youd like to talk things Thank you They faced each other In silence The warden was baffled Until this moment no hint of emotion had young man been betrayed by Then May I go the sir ter of even young man displayed no emotion The warden leaned forward and tap ped on top with long taper ins fingers iou understand what that means Terry Tho dead eyes looked up slowly Tho warden spoke softly Dont you care any more than you seem to I suppose so You are not sure No Simeon Mason shook his head Here was something more than a littlo disturbing But Mason was In terested In his simple untutored way he was akeen student of psychol ogy and he had n thousand human subjects In his laboratory His mind flashed over Terrys record Crime embezzlement sen tence five years deportment in ims on fair visiting friends none letters none From a prison standpoint a most excellent the ward en know that In the three years since tho iron doors had swung open to ad mit this prisoner there bad been a Blow corrosion taking Place in the young mans htnrt Thveo years taken irom his life Threo years of association in terms of equality with convicted criminals Three eternities during which ghaatU impressions and bitterness ha been senrod into tho very soul of bin more so because he was inno iShnt of the crime for which he ha hien sentenced For three years Bol Terry highstrung nnd strpers had been a nuniber a thing to bo pointed out to visitors a lifeless sex Jnss thing deprived of everytlilnp save the privilege of thinking And thct had only made things worse The warden was speaking again You should be glad my res And you should renlize that you nro lucky It Is unfortunate that you wore sent here unjustly But It is nlso fortunate that the state discov tnan turned away and nded which 7 This Is AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I nevet mentioned Ellas foolish brother lo her bul once an thai Uin lime she aslccrl me if I Jiarlnt heen putlin on For me Bob Terry accepted the envelope gingerly It was his first let in thiea years He glanced cur ously at the address Then ho bc rayed his first symptom oC emotion His face darkened beneath the pris on pallor his oncepowerful figure stiffened and his fingers involuntarily rontracleil He tossed the letter on tbo desk 1 dont want It lie exclaimed iiarshly Vonre not even going to react it1 It Is from Peter I Icnow it Tbe damned old liypa rrite wants to say hes sorry lie wants tfi undo in a sentence or two tho thing ho did In action To hell with him and his letters Oh Terry pulled himself togretlier Tho prison Tear of three years gripped him I beg your pardon Captain didnt mean Simeon Mason Inugheil Dont Youre not a prisoner any Yes sit1 I About the letter from Mr Bor I dont want jt Hadnt you better read it I dont think I do Come now be foolish Put this in your Very well The mask had settled on the prisoners face once more Ill take Terry balla the letter in his hand and shifted nn certainly When may I leave th prison sir The warden nnrt dropped i friendly hand on tiie hoys shoulder Any time Terry Cant you uniler sland You are Steam feathered from the siren instantly tiie clatter of machinery 11 he prison cotton mill was stilled Then pairs and threes and fours th prisoners trooped out of the mill mos of them In white a few wearing th striped garments which denoted blac marks on their records It was strangely like a city factor emptying fov the lunch weirdly different There was n laughter among these men and n firooclnatured Kven in th vast prassy courtyard separating ml from main hutillingthey spoke I whispers and their eyes were furtivf Most of them stopped longenough t roll light them and puff nijr nriously as the human stream eddie from the mill a ml flowed across II highwalled courtyard to dlsapper li to the hlK steelaiirlroncrele building There was a striking absence armed guards They weer there course btit not conspicuously In ev dence And as the men passed tl mess ball thfy looked JnsHo whet Ihe long hare tallies wore set wil iron plates ami tin pitchers nwnl Ing the Infinx of hnnsiy humanity They entered the great building ai were turned Into the tliieetierd C Vilocks There were six of these o eaeh slflo of the main corridor nn between mcli two tripledecltea liiii of cells was a concrete hallway He the men lounged around on Ihe floo awaiting tlio summons to lunrh There were no chairs nnd they were not pnrrafttnrt o enter their celts They Ilirew themselves full length on the IS HIT BY FLYER John Stoddard Dead Wife Near Death After Crash NORTUWQOD Tan Stod dard a farmer living three miles southwest of here is dead and Mra Stoddard Is not expected to live as n result of an accident which occurred when a southbound flyer struck their car at the Rock Island railroad cross IiiK on the main street here about oclock p m Tuesday A 11 Patterson a neighbor wlio was rifling with the Sloildards has a dislocated shoulder ami other minor injuries which suffered in tiie crash Train Going Fust The Sloddarda and Patterson were ti an Overland touring car beiny riven by Mr Sloddard They were on their way to the Art Finch farm one and onefourth miles northeast ot here to help with preparations for u Halts which to be held Wednes day morningMr Sloddavd tbot the Ttock Island train would slop nt Northwood as it qniHe often did but the flyer went on thru Tuesday night Traveling at a rate SO miles av hour the train struck the Stodflari car carried It for several hundred feet Mr Stoddard waa taken to a lo cnl doctors office where ho died auout an hour after tho crash Mrs Stoddard waa taken to the doctors office and was later removed to tlip home ot Will Plowman She is para lyzed from the neck down it la re ported Patterson Tnlten Home Mr Patterson was reinoyod to Jila ir ironra mm Defense Seeks to Save Youthful Slayer From Gallows A I horn 37 years ago iti San Jose of poor llaliim parents has placed his 1927 income us pres of it largo Sail Francisco bunk ut the disposal of Ihe Uni versity ot Cnlituinlit Itarkcley Everhart T e 1 Is Committee Sinclair Gave to FatherinLaw WASHINGTON a in itfl In JUSTICE AN OELIiS Ian trial ol Kdwartl Hlcliman kidnaper killer ot little Marlun Pavher after opening at this and beiiiff in sesKlon 411 minutes was nd journed to 2 oclock hta afternoon The action was taken to Su perior Judye Carlos JiarJy nnd trlct Attorney Asa Keyes opportunity jto fliul ho court to ruh upon an exception taken lo Hardy sluing In the case on the grounds of bins and prejudice Thirty minutes of tho session had been consumed in the reading of the y written exception by the court the district attorney and Deputy 3is Irlet Attorney Voviest Murray Court Delays Ruling The district attorney then gave the opinion the document failed to estab lish Hie bias and prejudice Hint it was not nn affidavit nf fact and that it should luivo been over ruled Judge Hardy hi announcing the nd Jourmnent declared the court was not biased prejudiced but delayed nil ing on the exception After the attorneys hntl rend the document it was returned to Judg Hardy who commented It innportei lo le signed by Ilickman Tho cvjuri declared the document faulty In par anil submitted it to the defense attor ney for amendment Hickman then raised Ii is swear ariff Slash Is Demanded by Argentine American Havana Delegation Refuses to Sanction Further Cuts HAVANA Jan ap proach of a temporary impasse at east to the reorganization ot the Pan American congress In the announce ment ot the Argentine position on the tariff Dr Hoiiovlo Pueyrredon Argentine ambassador to Washington and hear of the Argentine delegation announced his delegation would not sign auy con ventlon that did not incorporate as th duties of I lie union those of studying ways nnd means to reduce If not to abolish high tariff duties hi into American commerce He also insistet upon aKiiciiltiiral and sanitary nuat mtines as other subjects for supervi slon The altitude of the Unlled Siate lelegates Is stated to be that it is In dvisable to convert theunion iuto i jolUical entity iharged with carryin ml political dtiliea and InVEstlyaUons which in many cases would run com er to catisUtutlonal provisions or li tcrnal hSisluUou of the cnuutrles 1 the union Dr Piioyireiloii on Monday made long speech assailing hlBh tariffs an Hie principle of assessing theso on t difference ot cost ot production i homeand abroad A proposal for tho establishment i 1 IlinAmerlcan court of Justice pa terned after the tribunal al is disapproved hy the United Slut delegation lie The 3toddards have lived near here ir 15 years having come hero from nllcr county They are survived by nr grown children and three grand uldren Funeral arrangements ouncccl later will he an 18 PRISONERS STILL MISSING Only Three of Convicts to Break Out of Detroit Jail Recaptured DKTROIT Tan f 21 prisoners who escaped yester ay from the Klmwood avenue branch t the Wayne county here still veie at liberty todny as city state nd federal authorities continued theli carch for them Two wore recaptured yesterday and third was recaptured early today at earned that the In Liberty ionds received by Albert 13 Fall after 10 hail leased Teapot naval oil reserve to Harry Sinclair came rom Sinclair The disclosure was made by Falls son 111 law M T Kverlmrt Colorado hanker who pave lila story freely yes terday allho lie had twice before re fused in court to reveal tho source of the bonds Apparently relieved hy the knowledge that recent legislation liad lifted the possibility of his being prosecuted on the basis of his own testimony Jjvcrhnrt told readily of tl deals between Fail and Sin clair lie said he also was concerned with tha and that they In volved a division of Interest in Falls New Mexico ranch Everhart testi fied that hi addition to the Fall received from Sinclair In Liberty liomlB and in cash as He tliil not know whcthei the loans were repaid Testimony at the original Teapoi Dome inquiry now being resumed and at siibsennent court trials has es tablished that after Fall retired as In erior secretary and before he wenl ordson All three federal prisoners iwaitlng trial on charge of violating he narcotic act All hut one of those who escaped vere held on federal chorees This mhjht be a hard winter for ar hears hut its mighty nice for hu NcwsRcnuiilfcaii TURN TO PAGE 7 The GlobeGazette Offers a Booklet on Weight Control Body weight is the barometer of your health It a grown person whose weight is correct eats the proper kind and amount of food there will be little or no variation in weight Abnormal weight there fore Is the sign of Improper eating or livine When overweight or underweight warns you of danger there ia a KUide to correct your weight and improve your general health Our Washington information bu reau offers a now booklet of menus for reducing or Increasing weight oxereiKes for and other valurvhlti information orv the sub ject of weight control A copy will be sent to you on re ceipt of six cents in stamps to cover cnst and return postage J Susliiii Director The Miison City OlobcCiazelfo liifiHnmtiini Bureau Washington C I enclose herewith SIX CENTS in stamps or coin for a ropy of the booklet WKlttHT CON Name Street City State to Russia ns Sinclairs agent in negotiations he received bonds from the oil man and that hp received as a loan from ward ij Bobeuy after the latter leased 31111s naval oil reserve TO DETERMINE SANITY LOS ANGKLRS Ian today set out on n tliru uncliarled sons ns t imderiook to the punTsh rf VViHEam Kchvard Jliclrman youthful confesHort IcIUnaper nnd inur tlerer of 12 year olil Marian Parker vial wiU Uvtpnnhm ity oC the Utllev will follow TljKN TO TAG 1C Ifi ONTRIAL K Tim sliitu of uVitoriilii lias bf gun Us effort lo send Kilwaril IKrlnnnii nbovp to ho UWimpini nnil nnir FLIVVER PLANE Other Reports Claim Miss ing College Student Asked Passport HUIJLETIN LONG HKANCII NfJ Jan of Polwu Mcfiar vey nnuoiiiiced ut iiumi today lint ho was mvcstfKafiilK a report Unit IVamcs St John Smitli missiiiK Smith collcgi Rtuileat was in lie imiutiiKiti Jan Charles A Mcdrovv deputy of the federul court here said tortny that young gh1 who applied here yestnr for it iiuxapiirt U rweiu MOREPLED6ES Names of Two Senators Are Needed Yet to Complete Session List DES JIOINES Jan ernor Hammill must have In bis bauds two more pledcros of state senators askinga special session of the Jowu legislature to rjonsiilei submittingto the people tlio proposed state bond Issue for primary road Im before ho will call tins ex traordinary he declared to day Tho executive expressed himself as confident that theso pledges will he forthcoming within tho next few days t appeared from the yOvemors rtU fllon of the subject at a press frence that 2fi fienatora had igned pledgee tlic petition liio extraordinary tils iilaced beforehim nearly a niontli go but that sinco that time It has jeen deterniined that only twentyfive since one senator accom panied Iris pledge with a coinlitiyiiary estrlction Governor Hmnmlll said lie was sat flfied with the lionsn list In the event hat tho required two signatures are obtained and the extra is de dates for special elections h hree senatorial and threi reiresentative districts will bci ixcd at tho same time the special ses sion Is called Oovflrnor Ilnminil time will be consumed by egislature In draft ins and disposing or lie road bond bill In the opinion of he governor H was indicated that Terrible Weather Causes Pilot to End NonStop Miami Trip N Jan Hurry ISniuhs who bite liiol liis flivver nhplanc tnwn m small Held atop n hilt at lOiiiuia N three miles from here conld uol Ilin plane into the air ninrnlnjs for his Irlp buck iiorlh tlin re striflcd area The plane hen was alien i ho BEHimiro eslatc six miles dislant wlipru iinollicr attempt is lo he made ASUBVIIL13 X Tan Forced Sown here by storm weather on his attempted nonstop De roitMiainl flisiit in Iho Ford fli vcr plane Harry T Uiooks prepare oday to return liome more confidei than ever of the liny abllitj aaid bo would make another n tempt to lha reach tho Florida city a soon Jis weather penrtHw Brooks plaiuuct to hronk his retvir trip with an ovectiiiilit Ktoji In Wasf inKton After rneonnterintf weal or nil tho way down from Uctro ble pictures of Framvs St John Kniilb Smith college student Xortliampton Mass Told tliat slie would have to have rroper vtas nnd a photograph lie went away would re turntoday JUr JIcGrew who with Ijei for some time and three other ronr atlnchcs who observed her closely ex tho opinion t newspaper mei tiiat sho the mlssinp Smith col lege sir nnd on bcinij shown photo graphs they said they were positive Visits in Chicago CRYSTAL Jan was a visitor In Chicago the last week on business In regard t the inaUing of his own patent chick eu feeder which ho Is Intending to pu on the md to fly bin baby Kb ellow Workers Did Not See Switchman Struck Uttln morethan an hour and a hnlB after FreA Jenzen 37 e an for the Chicago and em road had started on his regulau Tuesday afternoon Ma life had been snuffed out by a cnr which waa travelingon Us momentum after being uncoupled Jenzen whoso wife rnitl two children Ive at 71S South Adama avenue hart been In the employ ot the Northwest ern for eight years He was ahout to do something which he lind 6ono in safety many tbnea whrji In some un known manner he got in the path ot Iho moving car mul was almost in stantly killed Duly to Riclo Cur Tiio local railroad worker went ort duty at oclock p m Tuesday Tin working with Clyde Hathaway and T J Carney on tho switching crew in tho north yards north of the roundhouse The accident hap pened at oclock p when slailod for a moving car which it wtvs his duly to rlrto Neither of mans fellow work ers saw what happened They eny start for tho car and then ha disappeared behind It Nothing indi cated that he was not safe accord ing to a report at tho Northwestern office here until tlic cnr had moved down tiie track far enough to rovent Jenzena mangled body to Hafhaway arid Carney The switchman waa dead TRW storm tfiat Binend wrcciiaee cross eastern and southern stales without abatement todny ml tlio weather Dtuwati warned that listurlxitiae of great In tensity ecu aver SJuino would cause ind northwest sales In Tonncssiib a rural suhoolViouHft VUH wiLckcd hy tornado iiinl hlklrcn were killed in CIHIII ies liwx wore unt inroofcd rencliincr n 70mile velocity wept across Miirylaml mid Beliiwore mil in ULIIIKII town straildllns the tho tivo states iluniage o Hivere Electric litfht was lit off oiul for a time with the outer world was destroyed Vvum Ithixhi Islnml cniiO Hie report f a Kchoonptliciiifr borne toward rocks from which nothing could wwe it dcsplto nil cftoils of tlio coast Stuud New York state felt the full force if tho Kali wltli a wiuit U proiichcd 70 miles an liour In tlic Coney Islaml section of Yorli city twostory uuleiuinled houso torn from Its foundation and rolled iilung tho street niltii it fell apart A section torn from the roof of tho Ansonlrt it Broadwiiy nml Suv entythird streets and pedestrians on Ihe frowtleil were Im perilled by tho fixllins debris Southern and Eastern States Are Swept by Terrific Storm his two fulloiv xvrkers reached Coronertjong was called arid Coroner W K Hie body later ivna removed to tlio Bonner funeral liomo Dr Loner In dlcnted mornlnp that an tnnnvst probably would not he hold He fulil It socmed apparent tlmt the death was as Ihwo was no icn or any obstruction in tho path Tho IhliiB that apparcully hap liened arionlinfr to Dr was Ibrit lonxen tripped over a rail Besides his wife Jinry Mr Jcnxcrt In survived by two children Grace II who Is in ho fourth grndo nt Grant wclioof and Pearl 3 in tho third grado at tho same school his mother Mrs Hoso Tenxeii Jlampton two sisters Mrs Katlo Hick Hampton and tlydo Kuli Sanborn and a brother Suubortl Funeral nrrnngomcnis will bo an nounced later across last renKiininE ribs of tl nine Illdso mountains Brooks br tho plane doivn on a hill In Ashevll suburb shortly after oclock yes terday afternoon head winds and ice forming on tho winRs nt lilKh nltitndes nnd and at low levels foroed him to the ground he said New Hampton Editor Is Freed in Contempt Case f Jan iNeuHampton fditur tin Uev C H Ionia priest wero diHeharjfcil in liislrirt court here today following their trial on n charge of contempt of court on were cited by Judge I1 J Nelson early date for Iho natures ani ob provided tho of Ihe luldltional senators aiiiecl Chamberlin Is Forced Down Takes Train to Fullfill Speaking Date Jan Clarence Chnmberlin trimsAtlantic aviator who dcfieil tho elements In an attempted hop from Sddcllctown to Altnnna today was forced down nt JUfflintown fiO miles from hiR ijoal Tho wing of plane was damasert when he mado tlic forced landing on n hnsebnt diamond The airman was not hurt took ft train U AHoona OUR MAN weather figures for 24 hour nuriuJ einlini at oclock m gliist Tuesday above Tuesday Night above At m nhnve Kach night the minimum tempera ture becomes a hit lower hut oven nl S abovo nobody can say thai January is being very severe with Ifa son City or nnrtli lotvii Tiie wind was In tlio southwest Wednesday morn west than south d the sun was shilling rather Indus triously It looked like warmer weath er ahead Grewsome Tale of How Boys Mother Was Killed Fails to Shake Youth OTTAWA Ian picture of a womans liody dur thru a dark cellar and lumped face downward into t shallow clay srrnvc was drawn hi testimony it thu tria Hero today nf Hairy Hill Slrontoi youth chawd with themurder of ililcrly inothir Oir a dfpury sheriff a slate witness identified two pairy of shoes lu had lukini from a closet the niKlit of AUK when thft boily was lifted from Its basement grave One pair a mans hhirk oxfords waa thickly encrusted with clay and tlio other to i woman was soiled only on I lie toes Harry whom Ihti slate shot his mother as he was standing on tlic ment sliimoii no emotion as states attorney O Hanson unwrapped tlio shoes A descriinion by tintitputy of the autopsy pprfonwil on hist moim boiiy failed to HhnUe him Kighway Officials Discuss Problems at Gathering in Chicago Tan Highway nrricialH of tlio Mississippi valley largely rrsponsiblo for tlio building malntcnanco of roadways in 15 slates discussed today technical problems of ing and meteorology Tho twentieth annual meeting of tlis Mississippi valley conference of fitiita highway departments opening here wan entirely made xip group res The will continue thru Thursday nnd lriiiay Tlio staten represented include Arkansas loiva Indiana Kanyas Minnesota Mis souri North Uakota Ohio South Tennessee Ken tucky and Nebraska It Is easy to lead a horse to ivatcr but fewer people are doing it IJcgislcr Postmaster at Belmond Escapes Injury When His Auto Slides Into Ditch Jan Uam sey local post master met with ai automobile accident Monday rvenln as he was returning from i trip lo Fort Dodge Tbo car wa burled into tlic ditch ns the driver at tempted to mako a turn Thn road being Icy the car slid into tho ditch Will Rogers YlMA Ian If we avo lo have an amusement hour in the senate every day I want a chance at it I would denounce tlio Monilny tbo liaptlsts Tiiowlfiy anil Mcthoillsts biitb north ami sontli tiie Iresljyteilans Tlmrsday Illdny would bf society day and liio JlpiscopalM Saturday would tiu a suiumliig up against any I hid foraot luving tile week Nut that i have it in tor any of thoso but it iflixitm must be ttu butt of ouilegislative amuse ment I vouKl at least stick to our constitution and bo unbiased A senator in watting ROGERS Copyright ;