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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 21, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowa DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home AND MASON CITY DAILY TIMES H OM E EDITION VQL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 211929 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 219 MASON GUNMAN SHOOTS CHICAGO COP AND CAFE MAN Picked Squads and U S Agents Hunting Des perado June 21 Willie Doody cop hater and desperado treading a trail parallel ing the road the dashing quick fir ing Terrible Tommy OConnor trod had two more shootings to answer for today They call him Wee Willie be cause of his stature they call him baby face because of his soft clear complexion and the innocence of his expression But the police and federal authorities see behind the child mask Chicagos most ruthless killer and an implacable foe of men iti police uniform Already hunted for the wounding of T L Jackson ace of the Chi cago postal inspectors for the kill ing of Charles Levy chief of police of Berwyn and for the shooting1 dead last Tuesday night of Leon Raymond an Oak Park druggist Doody today was sought for the shooting and serious wounding1 6f a restaurant owner and a policeman Shoots Proprietor The latest outlawry attributed to Baby Face started last night when a gunman supposedly intend entered the restaurant of MlltonValsouopolis on the south side AS Valsouopolis approached desperado whipped out two sud fired Valsouopolis S f6rw3rd appled with his assailant as a cU3tomer seized him from the hack jtWheii the customer went out to seek apoliceman the gunmau wrenched himself free and ftsrt pausing in the doorway to fire sev eral more I shots at Valsouopolis The latter may die doctors said Reaching the street the gunman jumped into an automobile stopped by traffic lights forced the driver to get out and sped away An hour later a man answering Doodys description entered the drug store of George Denbo on tho northwest side and stole 35 Tried to Parley When Denbo tried to parley with the man the latter replied Mo back talk I just shot up a joint on the south side and Im in a hurry Ive killed a couple like you and dont want to knock off any more As the robber sped away Denbo ran out and called to Police Sergt Falk who was with his motorcycle across the street Fall passed the car within a mile I surrender the fugitive an nounced stepping out of the car at Falks command As the policeman fumbled with his holster the gunman whipped out a pistol struck Falk over the left ear with Its butt and fired two shots one of which struck Falk in the back The car later was found aban doned Several picked squads of police and a special squad of federal agents have been assigned exclu sively to search for Doody LINE Snook Broken Sobbing Admits Killing Will Rogers SANTA MONICA June The big contest thats been going on for months is over congress n vs the people The people win Congress is fin ally going to adiourn Who says there ia not justice in the world I dont know about the far mer getting his relief but it certainly will be Jjsj a relief to Mr Hoover to get that gang off s hands was left unsettled Smoots bill to make it unlawful for anybody to eat sugar not made of Utah sugar beets goes over till an other session William Taft is making arrangements to stow away on the next Atlantic air plane hop Lindberghs honey moon is over Iie went back to flying again Yours W2LL ROGERS Wea IOWA FORECAST Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday slightly warmer Friday night In south central portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock a m Friday Warmest Thursday 7fi degrees Coolest In Night 58 degrees At 8 A Jr Friday 69 degrees Thursday marked the break in the warmest sustained period of 1929 It was the first day in a week that the mercury failed to pass the 80 mark A northwest wind had something to do with the affair Friday morning at 8 oclock the temperature was 4 degrees higher than at a corr ponding hour Thursday CANADA TAKING HAND IN BORDER LIQUOR TROUBLE Ontario Officer Directed to Make Report to His i Government TORONTO Ont June 21 fred Cuddy deputy commissioner of the Ontario provincial police to day was under orders to proceed to Windsor and makea report to A H Price attorney general on the crime situation there as revealed by epi sodes In which rum runners have been the principals The provincial authorities ma tain that the liquor export busi ness brings these mea to theCan adian side of the river and that the dominion government is indirectly responsible for the conditions there They claim they have been conduct ing campaigns to keep the district as free as possible from the undesir able element The deputy commissioner went to Windsor to investigate the abduc tion of the Border Cities Star cam eraman and the carrying of firearms by the rum runners while on Can adian territory The attorney gen eral also wants to know more aboul the recent shooting episodes arount Belle Isle and Amherstburg Lindberghs Take First Flight Since Marriage Professor Confesses He Murdered Coed in Order to Protect His Family Athletics Take First Game of Twin Bill 111 YANKEE STADIUM New York June 21 Athletics pound ed three Yankee pitches including the once Incomparable Pennock for 16 hits before 65000 fans here today to win the first game of a double header 11 to 1 Bob Grove hung up his eleventh victory as AI Simmons hit his fifteenth and sixteenth home runs Haas also hit for the circuit at Col Charles Lindbergh takes his brldo of three weeks tho former Anno Morrow for a ride In an army observation plane after their first public appearance since their wedding1 Colonel and Mrs Lind bergh snapped as the piano took off at the Guggenheim safe aircraft competition flights tit Mitchell Field Lond Island Decker Man Dies in Wreck PLAN MERGER OF MorganBack of Proposal to Start Organization NEW YORK June 21 plan for the merger of the Fleischmann company the Royal Baking com pany and E W Gillett company Ltd of Canada into a concern was sent to stockholders of the companies by J P Morgan and company today Acquisition by seperate purchase of the coffee firm of Chase and San born is also part of the plan Accompanying copies of the plan mailed to stockholders was a state ment saying the board of directors of the three companies had re quested a committee composed of Thomas Cochran of J P Morgan and company Max C Fleishchmann chairman and Joseph C Wilshire Jr chairman of the Royal Baking Powder company to prepare the plan for organization of the new holding company for which no name has yet been selected The new company will have one million shares of cumulative pre 27 OF ESCAPED CONVICTS BACK Body of One Who Broke for Freedom Seen in River BRAZORIA Texas June 21 Twentyseven of the 43 convicts who escaped yesterday from Clem ens state prison farm near here had been recaptured today Mrs W M Hickman wife of the captain of the farm said the body of one convict was seen floating in the Bernard river below the farm It was not known whether the man had been drowned in attempting to swim the stream or shot by posse men combing the countryside The searchers hrought in seven escaped men during the night two of whom were seriously wounded when they attempted to flee ferred stock without par value to carry dividends at the rate of 57 a share a year It also will have twenty million shares of common stock without par value Joseph Wilshire president of Fleischmann company and one time yeast packer will be president of the new corporationDonald K David executive vice president of Royal Baking Powder and former economics professor will be vice president The company Is considered In Wall street as the nucleus of a giant food company consolidation Thomas Cochran of J P Morgan company in making the an nouncement said other companies probably would be taken in later General Foods company organ ized recently to take over Postiim Buchanan Is JLX Vx cX vJ BesMe EMMETSBURG June 21 Charles W Buchanan 24 Seventh street southeast Mason City was found dead beside his demolished truck in a ditch about four mi its west of here at oclock this morning Footprints in the road showed that Buchanan had fallen on the left side of the truck had risen and walked into the road and had re turned to collapse on the other side of the truck His death was caused by chest injuries The tracks made by the car indi cated Buchanan had gone to sleep while driving The vcar had goca into a ditch and struck a tree on the other side The car was totally wrecked The hands of the watch carried by the dead man pointed to oclock which is thot to be the time the accident occurred Bu chanan who was an employe of Jacob F Decker and Sons of Mason City was driving a truck belonging to the packing company The motorists who discovered the body summoned Sheriff R L Shea He notified officials of the Deckel company who left immediately for Emmetsburg Buchanan is survived by his wife and a son Robert 3 years old The body has been removed to the atterson Funeral home Mason City WILL H HAYS GIVEN DIVORCE Czar of Picture Producers Wins Decree in Indiana Court SULLIVAN Ind June 21 Will H Hays president of the Mo lon Picture Producers and Distri butors of America was granted a divorce In the Sullivan county cir companys diversified line of food products is expected 6y Wall street eventually to Join this new Morgan company Power Company Loses Waukon Franchise Fight WAUKON June 21 defeated a proposal for the city to grant the Interstate Power com pany a 25year franchise here Thursday by a majority of 226 The city council had officially recom mended adoption of the franchise The vote one of the largest over polled here was 181 yes and 727 Jury in Liquor Case Dismissed After It Had Taken 103 Ballots SIOUX CITY June 21 able to reach a verdict after taking 103 ballots the jury which heard the case against a half dozen persons charged with conspiracy to vio late the prohibition laws as a1 re sult of a raid on the athletic club here last February was dismissed yesterday The jurors had deliberated 26 hours and said the result of the last ballot was the sameas the first Federal Judge George C Scott said he could not say whether the case would be tried again this sum mer or continued until October Forgetting the past Is all right but dont forget the Democrat TEACHER GUILTY OF GIRLS DEATH Former H err in HI Mm Convicted of Man slaughter MARION Til June 21 el Larscn of Forestville Wis for merly a Herrin 111 school teacher was convicted of manslaughter in connection with the death of Lorene Morris Herrin high school girl in a verdlst returned today by a cir cuit court jury Testimony was that the girl died of an illegal operation performed by Dr John P Huff of Cartersville at the instance of Larsen A deathbed statement by the yirl blaming Larsen was admitted in ev idence Dr Huff is awaiting trial on a murder charge Larsen was not sentenced pend ing arguments on a motion for a new trial set for July 8 cuit court Helen Hays yesterday from Mrs Tho divorce was granted by Judge Arthur De Baun The proceedings were conducted quietly and news of the legal separation did not be come known until today Haya was given custody of their young son William Harrison Jr The action filed some time ago y Hays was not contested by Mrs Hays She did not appear in the courtroom but was represented by Michael Foley an attorney of In dianapolis Mr Hays was represent ed by Attorneys Paul Stratton and Alonzo Owen Former Hampton Man WOMAN ADMITS FRAUD PRACTICE Mrs Myrtle Torkelson of Whittemore Fined in Federal Court WHITTEMORE June Myrtle Torkelson was fined in the federal court at Fort Dodge for using1 the mails to defraud Convic tion on the charge usually carries a five year penalty The plan ahe used was to send an order for n bill of goods to a mail order company and a check on some bank in a neighboring town The chectc would be dishonored when it was returned U S Marshal Michael Healy of Cedar Rapids and Frank Cleedy of Fort Dodge came to Whlttcmora and took her before Judge George Scott at Fort Dodge where she pleaded guilty Mrs Torkelson also known as Miss Myrtle Lansing is 22 yeara old She married Mr Torkelson at Algoua two years ago but never lived with him securing1 a divorce this spring at Humboldt She has been making her home with tlie Henry Juchem family east of Whit temore Mrs Torkelson admitted having been arrested once before on a rubber check charge In DCS j Moines and when a sheriff from that city visited her she settled the SPANISH FLYER ON FIRST LEG OF N Y FLIGHT Maj Ramon Franco Heads for Azores on Way to America Spain June 21 if Ramon Franco cele brated Spanish aviator who flew across the south Atlantic in 1926 took off here today at p m a m C S T for the Azores Islands on the first lap of a flight to New York Major Franco took off with three companions The Spanish flyers are scheduled to make their first stop at the Azores which they should reach by a m Saturday Mad rid time A M S T Major Franco will spend the day at the Azores He plans to take off for New York at 6 p m Sat urday 31 A M C S T The flight will be direct to New York if weath er conditions are favorable If not a stop will probably be made at Halifax N S The greatest secrecy was main tained and only a small amount of information regarding the flight was given out Major Franco said he hoped to fly directly to New York from the Azores and then fly back to Northern Spain making the en tire journey in eight days The plane used by the flyers was a DornierWahl monoplane carry ing two HispanoSuiza motors o 600 horsepower each They carriec a radio having a range of about 2000 miles and enough gasoline for a 22 hour flight Major Franco planned to communicate by radio Girl Threatened to Slay Wife and Daughter Says Ohioan pOLUMBUS Ohio June 21 The confession of Dr James H Snook 49 dismissed Ohio State university professor that he killed 5 year old Thcora Hix his pupil taramour was ready for the county rand jury today just one week rom the day the girl was beaten and slashed to death He killed her ic said because she threatened the ife of his wife and child The confession announced midnight by County Prosecutoi John J Chester Jr was held for the grand jury with Chesters pre diction that a first degree murder ndictment would be returned be fore evening Bringing to an end 23 hours o jruelling examination Snook los he iron nerve that had carried hin through six days of investigation and sobbing like a child told lh prosecutor and police heads that h was ready to tell everything Skull Was Fractured The confession that followed de clared that he had struck the gir on the head with a hammer during a violent quarrel in his automobil parked at a lonely rifle range nea here on the night of June 13 an that realizing her skull waa frac tured he took out his pen knife an slit her throat to relieve her auf fering The quarrel he said followed th girls protests against his plan t leave the city over the weeken with his family and her threat t kill his wife and two year ol daughter if he went As the alter cation became more bitter the con fession Baid Miss Hix reached to her handbag in which at times sh carried a small pistol that Dr Snoot had given her Then followed th struggle in which Dr Snook sak lie snatched up the hammer in Ih car and struck her on the head She continued to fight despei1 ately and an increasing number o blows of increasing force were nee essary to stop her he said Pc alizing then no doubt that he skull was fractured and to reliev her suffering I severed her jugula vein with my pocket knife Hurriedly Left Sccno After he was convinced the gir was dead Dr Snook said he pro ccoded to pick up the things had been scattered during th struggle leaving her body at tha point Dr Snook said he then Wen home tossing the girls handbag i the Sciotn river as he drove over bridge The gun he said was not i thr purse Buried in Oklahoma i Humboldt Justice Fines HAMPTON June friends have received word of the death of Frank Rurkee a former Hampton resident at his home In Alva Okln Mr Rurkee who was flO years of age leaves his widow one laughter and two sons Burial was in Alva Okl Ft Dodge Traveling Men HUMBOLDT June cars without the proper license plates resulted in the arrest of Wal ter Nelson and H E Wilkinson two fort Dodge salesmen who appeared before Justice A M Davenport and were finod 20 and respectively ARREST 111N MUSCATINERAIDS Nine Men and Two Women Held Three Policemen Are Discharged MUSCATINE June 21 tyfive state and federal agents swooped down on Muscatinc last night and arrested nine men nnd two romen Several others were expected to he arrested today warrants having been issued for them Members of the police and sher iffs forces assisted in tho raids which were carried out under the YELLOW PLANE TO MAKE FIRST STOP JUNE 26 Arrival Will Be Leading Event of Good Will Tour Celebration X7EDNESDAY June 26 la V date on which Mason City will ake its place on the airline map ct he nation On that day in connection willi he arrival of the 40 good will air ilanes in the Iowa tour the Fair hild cabin ship of the Yellow Can Airways company operating a pas enger route between Kansas City ind the Twin Cities will make its irst scheduled stop at the Mason airport west of town Announcement of this was mada riday afternoon when L O Holm erg traffic manager of the Yellow Cab company nnd Albert Peim and Henry Shuerman directors met vith the aviation committee repre senting the Chamber of Commerce and the American Legion Plans fop naugurating the service were laid arrival of the Yel ow Cab plane bound to Mtnneapo is will he at about 11 oclock Prob ably all of the planes in the good will tour will have arrived from Waterloo before this and the land ng of the air line ship is expected o be the crowning event of tlvo big aviation day program Will Use Telegraph At first reservations on the daily planes north and south will he madn by telegraph to Minneapolis or Des Moines Aa soon as the extent of the traffic warrants it the land at the airport as a routine ter We are convinced said Mr Holmberg that Mason City has need for such a service as we can supply We are entering into this new arrangement with confidence that the results will he beneficial to the community sincl ultimately profitable to us The Dea Moines men arrived at 11 oclock on the Yellow Cab plane which regularly makes the trip to Minneapolis from Kansas City in the forenoon Their flying time was SO minutes This afternoon they left on the same plane on its southward trip to Des Moines and Kansas City Distances Arc Shortened This new service will put Mason City within a dayand a half of Los Angeles by iir and greatly reduca the railroad traveling time for those who fly to Kansas City Actual traveling time is reduced from CO hours by railroad to 16 hours in the event one wishes to travel by air from Kansas City to the coast as well as from Mason City to the Missouri city The problem Involved in selling1 a community on air travel said Mr Holmberg is purely one con vincing the public that it is safe Safety Is the thing were stressing The confession was mace early more than all else in I he operation yesterday afternoon but tor Chester following an agree mont he said he made with Snook did not give it his official announce TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN I direction Moines of Ray Moon of Des At the same time three members of the police force were discharged by Mayor Herbert G Thompson The major denied however that their release had any connection with the liquor raids Des Moines Store Sues Clanonites on Account CLARION June Brothers of DCS Moines have filed action in Wright county district court against Florence and Otto Davis to collect the sum of claimed due for merchandise pur chased at the department store The items of account include shoes hat gowns dresses rincr scarfs slippers and a blouse MC CONVICT TO BE DEPORTED Rodriguez Under 10Year Sentence for Stealing Hogs to Be Sent to Mexico DES MOINES June 21 porlation to Mexico of five inmates j of the state penitentiary at Fortj Madison was initiated here this week by federal authorities Govern or Hammill and the state board of parole Governor Hammill issued sus pension of sentences in order that the deportation may be expedited to relieve housing conditions at the prison The men to be deported are i Natid Salazer and Richard Neri j Polk county Jare Medliio OBrien county Modesto Gomez OBrien county Baltazar Roriiguez Cerro Gordo county Rodriguez who was convicted of stealing some hogs was serving a sentence of 10 years He was con victedin district court about a year ago of our line Both in obtaining the best equipment available and in em ploying experienced pilots we havfl gone the limit In the month and a half since we began flying the 750 mile route daily we havent bad so much as the slightest mishap That isnt remarkable We dont expect to have accidents We believe air travel can be as safe as any other type of travel Air Mall Discussed The possibility of establishing air mail service in connection with th9 Yellow Cab line was discussed some TURN TO PAGE 17 COLUMN 8 It now appears that Mr Work re fused a reappolntment to Iho Cab inet That proves the contention of pome of his critics in tbc campaign lhat he Is no York Herald AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Expesin1 groceries on the sidewalk dont Attract no customers where clogs is as thick as they are in this town ;