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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1928, Mason City, Iowa ft Tff O DAILY foKTHf HOME AND MASON CITY I FINAL EDITIOH rOL XXXV UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 13 1928 FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT NO 239 JOBBERS GET AT NORTH WOOD BANK h F pEY NAMED i R PRESIDENT ANTIWETS lority Makes Futile Effort to Obtain Hoover Backing TCAGO July Insur Ence man and a farmersalesman head the national ticket ot the Mbttion party this year William Rockville Center N t nominated tor the presidency on ballot at the party conven j last night following a persistent Hnpt by a sizable minority to nom or indorse Herbert Hoover A Edecrton Alexander pendence league official and ft br populist who last week headed f JeffersonLincoln league move to unite the prohibition and prlabor parties received the vice nomination on the first the final ballot Varney received les to Hoovers 45 On the first all Varney had 62 and Hoover legate John B Hammond for xtief of police of Des Molnes Ia dfvent to hin antiHoover wrath owing his badge on the table Jug that the party had been be i and walked out He charged officers the convention out to Hoover after his nomination irney announced that he would Jt an active speaking campaign the south in an effort to unite forces oover sentiment was isponsible for the adoption of a power to the na corhmittee to replace Its noin with others if desirable and candidates Governor resolution was the calling for tho reenactment of forbidding the manufacture luor In the home favored farm relief ailed on the voters to Ignore conductive lo breaking the separation of church and IXIGAN FLYER ON WAY HOME James F Powell Lee Syndicate Official Succumbs Dry Leaders Attend Convention Seven Die in Kentucky for Nine Murders Three Negroes Included in States Largest Ex ecution DDYVILUS July APV Seven men convicted murderers ill were electrocuted between mid night and oclock this morning at he state penitentiary here Seven wooden coffins later today were placed on trestles near the pris on gates awaiting disposition by rela ivcs of tho executed ones whose bo dies in death house garments rested vithin the uncushioned boxes Four white men three of them very and three Negroes made up the seven whose deaths in the electric chair set a record for Kentucky Sul on defiant and prayerful by turns during their stay in the death ousc the condemned men were re luccd by fear to a condition hordrjr upon collapse as midnight ap proached All Tails Died Away Altho there was no clock gong to sound the hours the prisoners sensed ic time and ail Calk died away long jefore the death march started at With heads supported in cupped hands they sat silent their bodies shaken by chills despite the Intense heat in the squat stone house that had been their home in the prison In plain view was the execution chamber and the There was no sombre drabness in the place instead there was brilliant light and shadow and polished steel TURN TO PAGE JO COLUMN 4 Four veteran dry leaders pose for tho cameraman nt the problhl llon party convention in Chicago They are n Leigh Colvln seated loft president Virgil G Hinshaw standing H A Johnson left and Frank S Regan Suicide and Murder Only Explanation Says Grothe Funerals Held on Friday i The Rev Loren Inman in Floyd County Attorney Gives Charge of Both Burial Services ranza Expects to Com pete Flight to Mexico City in 27 Hours j ILJARBLE ROCK juiy fam IW YORK July and their Mends maae pre tpouthward towards a city which I Paiatlona today for the funeral sen Vly awaited him as its favorite s tllat W1 close this communitys JCapt Emilia Carranza Mexicos I tvaseidy the shooting to death will flyer presumably was Ion his way today on his non stop flight from New York xico City captain arrived United nearly a monlli ago on an at nonslop flight from the Mex capital to Washington in return jDot Charles A Lindberghs flight Ehat country Captain Carranza fever waa forced down In North olina i take off from Roosevelt field at daylight time last night was between thunder showers that the field somewhat soggy nf William 40 and Inland Van Sickle 24 on tho August Thie mnn farm Tuesday night Thn finnl rites for Schmidt were set tor oclock his afternoon at the home the tragedy occurred with burial at Rock ford his former home while the service for the young er victim was nt tha Christian church at Marble Rock at 12 oclock The Rev Loren Inman pastor of tho Christian church at Charles City formerly here was to officiato at both services The interred was to Che GlobeGazette Recipes for few Summer Drinks Do you know how to prepare gin pr cocktails or camlno fruit Jfich or cardinal punch or lemon lizz or pineapply Juleps or colonial lunch J Tliese and a number of other per fectly legal drinks are at your dis Tioaal if you know make them Tou can obtain this information from a recipe booklet which will be icnt to every reader of this paper 7ho wnnta it Simply cut out and iail the coupon below enclosing 4 ents In coin or stamps for return postage Write your name and address Iclearly so that theer can be no de lay oc mistake Frederic J Haskln Director I The Mason City GInueGazette Informnllnn Bureau Washington D C I enclose herewfth 4 cents in coin or stamps for a copy of the Orange and Lemon Booklet Name suite Vnn Sickle body will be Webster City where it taken overland this afternoon Recalled As Friend neighbors and friends gathered at itM Thleman farm which had been operated for several years by the Schmidt brothers they came not to j attend the funeral of Schmidt the murderer who had fired two shots at this friend and hired hand Van Sickle jam then ended his own life they came for a last look at the countenance of Bill Schmidt the genial neighbor who was never known to show a violent temper or any characteristics that in dicated he couid commit murder But even knowing the man as they did these neighbors who knew each others petty faults nnd weaknesses as they knew their are certain that it was Bill Schmidt who did tha shooting The evidence of such was so conclusive they readily came to the snma conclusion that wns reached both by the Floyd county authorities and State Agent Ray Scott working Independently Found No Motive Try as they would however neither neighbors nor officers were able to find any motive lor tho crime While they had the common opinion thnt Van Sickle might have been a little too reserved to mnko the best type of hired hand there had never been any harsh words between him and hla employers Uoth Praised hy Brother Ted Schmidt the younger brother and of William Schmidt In the operation oC the Thiemnn farm evinced no rrluctancp in Explanation of Action by Authorities S CITY July cor oners inquest in the William Schmidt and Leland Van Sicklo shoot ing at Rock would have sat isfied tha public but otherwise would not have meant a thing County At torney Jens Grothe stated here in ex planation of the certificate signed bs both Floyd county and state authorl ties to hokl no hearing That the evidence in the case pointed unmistakably to the murder nnd suicide theory was the opinion of the county attorney contended that no other explanation of the shoot ing could be made satisfactorily And should anything develop we sllll have at our disposal the prellmi nary hearing and tho grand jury in he added Our granf jury meets in 45 Would Avoid Expense It waa to avoid an expense in e matter where it would be of no use that It waa decided to hold no Inquest he stated We have been criticized before for using money from tho general fund which is In bad shape for other lu he said We knew Dint we would bo criticized whether tho in quest wns held or Mr Grolho Ihen launched inlo an explanation of the line of reasoning by which lie and the other officers hnt arrived at the murder and suicide ex planatlon In the first place It was Tod Schmidts sun that wns he be gnn There Is no question but that tho gun was In the house Mrs Schmidt remembered seeing it there the very day of the tragedy Schmidt and Van Sickle were the only ones on the farm There was no evidence Ihfi anyone else was at Ihe house during tho evening Binger the passing neighbor who heard the shots saw no other car In the yard Determined Shot Distance The shells ejected from the gun j forme1 the position of tjie gun ns it was found showed clearly that was the weapon used Wo clearly Identified the shells by comparing them with the general stock In the house and with the firing pin Impression of the run We dptermlned by a shot pattern In a piece of wood that Van Sickle was from 14 to IB feet away fmmj gun when he was shot This UP c UKE STRANDED MEN Wrecked Plane Points Way to Survivors of Italia M DECDRAH MEN PLEAD FOR KGCA Claim Station Serves Dis tinct Purpose in North east Iowa WASHINGTON July Charles W Greenley operator and C M Plouck attorney presented ar RU me ills today before the Federal Radio commission for thecontinu ance of station KOCA Dacorah Houclc declared the station was the only one in northeastern Iowa which supplied the type of program desiied by the people that section In 1927 Houck said 45 per cent of Iowa farmers had radio sets and thousands of letters received were testimony of approval for the station Me introduced nearly 100 affidavits to support his point and received per mission to Introduce others Commissioner Sam Pickard and Counsel Caldwell inquired whether services from KGCA could not be pro cured from KWLC the Luther college station at Detorah Grcenloy replied that tha Luther college station with religious while KGCA broadcast a variety of male rial and was looked upon as a com munity asset since It does not Inter fere with other transmitters Disease Fatal to Publisher at Ottumwa Executive of Newspaper Organization Had Been III for 3 Months Began Career as Print Shop Apprentice QTTUMWA July career that started In a prin apprentice und that led to the positions of publisher of OUR MEN GRAB CASH AND FLEE IN AUTOMOBILE Vfason City Officers Are t shop aa an the Ottunvwa oC newspapers OSCOW July AP Spurring on relent lessly in what now ap pears to be a winning fight against the Arctic the power ful Russian icebreaker Kras sin has rescued five more of the crew of the illfated dirig ible Italia and was pounding on today to make further res cues Just a few hours after the brllllint rescue of Capt Alberto Mariano and Filippo ZappI members of the Italins walking party the Krassin crashed thru the Icefloes to reach Use Vlglieri group which for 4S diiys had been stranded near IToyn Island off North cast land seven of the 16 men of the Italia safely aboard the im mediately turned its attention to pick ing up several rescue groups which have become stranded themselves find kept n sharp lookout for the missing group of Capt Roald Amundsen In the hope that the great drama of the Arctic which has been in progress for the past seven weeks might reach Its llirjax In y Vtfce in Gondola group rescued vester up ot Lieut Alfredo Courier nmt secretary and treasurer oC the Lee syndicate encleil ypslerrtuy with the death of James F Powojl Three months ago toduy Mr Powell was stricken with heart disease and since wns confined to his bed nt his home here Mr Powell who was horn at Har rington Aug 16 1SCS came to Ottumwa In 1883 After serving as an iipprenllco in shops here and at Des Mr Powell worked as a print N In Victim y The day was made Vlglieri Prof F Behounek Gluseppi BlogI Flippo Troiano and Natale Ccccionl These men were In the gon dola of the Italia when the North Pole dirigible crashed on May 2S and con stituted the main part of the Italias crew for which hope fond been held out Gen Umbcrto Noblle leader of the expedition was n member of this group until he was rescued on June 21 by the Swedish flyer IJoiit Kinar Tjtimlborg For more thnn a month the eyes of the world had been centered upon the tittle party ore Foyn Island Day after day Biogi the Itnllas radio operator kept In touch with civilization and di rected rescue efforts by means of his wireless ertuipment It was he who first guided the rescuing airplanes to the camping place and kept tho world informed of the partys position until the Krassin could pound Its wny thru the ice to reach them Gives nescuo Report A full report of the rescue of the TURN TO PAGE COLUMN 4 of Returns to Wyoming July Roe Casper who hns been on nn extended visit here with relatives and friends left for her home WeS IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Friday night anil Saturday sHglitly warmer Satur day LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock a m IYiday Highest Thursday 7 degrees Lowest in Night S3 At 8 A M 07 degrees Trare of rain Thursday nights minimum temper alure was tho lowest recorded thus far in July being 4 degrees under that of the previous night and 2 de grees lower than the night transition TURN TO PAGE 22 COLUMN 1 j TLRN TO 1AGE 22 COLUMN 3 JAMES F LIONS VOTING ONOFFICIALS Fort Worth Member Wins Third Vice Presidency Nomination DBS MOINES July was chosen na their 30fl convention city hy Lions International in session licre today DBS MOINES July egates to the annual convention of Lions International hero voted on their officers for nQXt year todiy with Ben A IDuffin of Richmond ns the only nominee from the presidency He la now first vice president Julian C Hyer of Fort Worth wns nominated for tha coveted post as third vice president Under the Lions tradition ho will be promoted annu ally until elected to tho presidency three years from now The present second nnd third vice presidents Ray L of Sacramen to and Enrle W Hodges of New York City were nominated for lie next higher posts In the list ot olii ccrs Nominations for directors with four to bo elected today A B Dor san Mobile Vincent C Una call of Omaha Charles II fiattan of Wichita Chester H Jumison ot Tulsn J H Par tain of Atlanta nnd Albert Thorn ton of Tampa Fin As dolesnips selected the ItllS con vention site nt the finnl session consideration was given bids from Louisville and Toronto Can Tho annual golf tournament yrsterdny wis won by Frrd of lit Vrrnon with Jack SlouiMI of Aurora and Hugo Oto pollk Ames third Berlin Ready to War Proposal Germany First Country to Reply to Kelloggs Suggestion WASHINGTON July Secretary Kellopss revised treaty for outlawing war is entirely acceptable to Germany ami a favorable reply from France is expected within a few days A noto signet by Acting Foreign Minister Schubert at Berlin detailing Ms countrys attitude was made puh nt the state department Inst night while Ambassador Claudcl called upon Mr Kellogg to tell him ot tho forth coming French reply This will probably be handed to Am bassador Herrlck at Paris tomorrow ho said on the great French holiday celebrating tho fall of the Bastille The reply he described as an accep tance ot tho oxplannlions and Inter pretations nl the proposed pact as out lined by Mr Kellogg in his note of June 23 Germanys nnccptnnce was sweeping and uniiuallfind and the note declared Hint the government wns ready lo sign thn tronly nt onco in tho form submitted A draft of tho proposed pact was sent simultaneously to 14 nations In cluding in addition lo France and Ger many Great Britain Japan and Italy Germany was the first to reply Under the proposed treaty tho signa tory nations would condemn recourse o war and renounce It as nn Instru ment of national Further they would agree to use only pacific means In seeking a settlement ot what ever disputes or conflicts might nrlse between regardless of their na ture or origin at Des Molnes Council Bluffs and Omaha before returning here in 1888 lo start work for the Courier as a printer Began ns Job Foreman Promotions came rapidly Mr Pow ell serving the Courier in turn as fore man of the Job office advertising so licitor assistant business manager and business manager In 1007 he became publisher Since the death of A TV Lee in 1007 Mr Powell was secretary and treasurer of the Lee syndicate which owns newspapers In Iowa Illinois Missouri and Wisconsin With E P Adler of Davenport hs had genera supervision of the syndicate He Is survived by his widow Mrs Mnry Gardner Powell three sons Robert Jack and Billy and a sister Mrs H A Graham 1 An Assiduous A dynamic figure affairs Mr the same energeti th4 usually coming to wor iZSMCVk hewas one of tho Jos to teavn ot Jat years he returned to his office a night to finish work that his devotion to affairs of a public nature hat caused to accumulate His office was at nil times open to men anrl women of the communltj and whether persons of means or of humble circumstances they clalmet his time and energy wlilcli ho gave freely Mr Powell wns deeply Interested in and a liberal contributor to tho sup port ot the church and held the Chris tinn teachings ns essential to the wet fare of nny community In his arraign ment of socialism one of his chief ar smnents involved its teaching of a the ism In locnl civic affairs Mr Powell wns always in tho van He served at various times ns a director of the Ot tumwa Chamber ot Commerce and his advice waa continually sought in mat tors calculated to encourage the growth and welfare of the community VVns Unheralded His philanthropic work while un heralded wns extensive Countless persons and organizations mourn his pnssing as a direct loss of a frienr whose aid Kid at some time brot need cd relief It was his theory that a life of useful work to be desired nn man who entered into his Asked to Assist in Search i ORTHWOOD July The First National bank of North wood an institu ion headed by Congressman Jilbert N Haugen was robbed f in cash and several housnnd dollars in bonds ai 11 oclock today by foui nmed men who made their escape in a large Chrysler au omobile Three ot the men entering the bank it the same time told the occupants to stick em At the timo vns no one in the bank but Its em loyes consisting ot T O Groe assist int cashier Arnold Talle teller and wo bookeepers Miss Myrtle Aunen uuis and Miss Marie These were all commanded to lie dowa on the floor Had Others One ot the intruders then went to the room in tho rear ot the bank which is Congressman Waugons prlv ato office where Miss Eleanor RuBtnd tiie congressmans private secretary was at work He pressed a revolver to her side and told her to join the ag gregation on tha floor In tho bank which she did without hesitation Tallo was then ordered to get Up and open the safe which the robbers were unable to unlock This ho did Srone position mln bonds liT anfl the cash in tjie drawers The bank employes wera then tola to get Intothe vault door ot the vault was then closed hut not locked Tliey Started North On leaving the men drove the hrysler car around the block and then started north on tha Jefferson hlprhway H H Satterlee mall car rier met what he believed to be thn robbers cnr just as it took a road to tho northwest leaving the Jefferson at the state line A S Lund cashier of the bank In out of the city havlnjj left Monday for T months vacation In Colorado am Yellowstone park It la likely that he will be notified at once The only witnesses to the robbery were the bnnlc employes ow persons on tho streets at tha ime a condition augmented by Iha act that tho thorofares are torn uj tor paving operations Couldnt Reach Alarm The bank was equipped with an ilarm hut tho position of the person nel at thn time the robbers entered as such that none was in a position It is said that wool is now belns made from pine needles It has al ways felt Hint way to a sensitive epl Iloruld own business and public affairs to th exclusion ot trivialities was the better citizen In his early manhood he wns an expert boxer and rower talcing part n many winning resattns on the Dos Molnes river here Since a boy he was in expert shot at the traps and In ater years was active In the affairs of tho OMunuvn flun club nnrl attend ed many trap shoots in tho middle west Funeral services will take place Sun day nt p in at the First Mctho list church here with burial In the Ottumwa cemetery ISmployea of the Courier have been selected as pallbearers Will Rogers SANTA BARBARA July did you notice1 win llic democrats grabbed off for stage manager They aro finally getting some senso and quit trying to ap peal lo the poor people They llg urcd let us grab off some rich mrn nnd make our pnrty look like some body had something There is nothing Impresses the common folks like somebody tlint aint common This felow took General Motors whnn it wns noth ing but a few bent niles some old carburetors uid put It on Wall street nnd got away with 11 Now 1C ho can oomhlnt all the loose nuts of tho democrats ho is liable lo repent Yours for money In politics WILL ROGERS Gunderson Quits as Director of Forest City National Bank FORKST CITT July res iprnniloii of Senator O E Gunderson Forest City from tho vlco presidency and hoard of directors of I he Forest City National bank wns announced here Ihis morning The resignalion was placed In the hands of the hoard nt a meeting Tues day and was accepted today C JI McNidcr president of the First National nt City elected to take Senator Gundcrsonn placo on the bonrd No other vice president was named It being decided that Tiidgr 0 H Kellry second vice provident would assume the senators office to reach tho button which was at lha tellers window Mr Groe at tho lime was silling at the cashiers desk to the front of thn bank Between this nnd the tellers cngo there was n par tition As soon ns the robbers lett Mr Groe lurncd on the nlarm nnd every method possihla was utilized to spread In formation nhout the escaping quartet Sheriff A K Weleneth and others im mediately telephoned siirroiidlng coun lies and the department of Jus tice at Des Molnes Tho news of ths robbery also was communicated to the ondenstiiiB stations In this section so that thousands of lownns and Min nesota residents knew of the act a few minutes nfter the robbers entered tho bank Assisted in Srircndlnu A O Hye of tho Worth Counly State bank assisted The First Nation al bank personnel In the task of spreading information Later information from persons who TUHN TO FARE 22 COTAJMN 4 Visit in Illinois BRIT T R Krwln nnd dnuplilor Ruth nnd Tt H Mlllor nnd rhlldrpri loft for a vidt nt SprlncCield with the Newell Barr family AUNT HET By Robert Quillen I guess its fair enough A man has to bo cavetul after he gets married an a woman lias to ho careful un lil she gels ;