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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1929, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas Edited for the Home Al ID MASON CITY VOL XXXV FIVE CENTS PER COPY HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WmB REPORT MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 24 1929 7 UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE NO 221 TWO MURDERS SUICIDE AT DOWS w TWO GANGSTERS ARE KILLED IN K C GUN FIGHT Quintet Shot It Out on Street in Front of Hotel KANSAS CITY June 24 gangsters one wanted in Chi cago and Los Angeles for murder are dead and a third is in a hos pital wounded in the back following a midnight gun battle among them selves in front of a fashionable hotel here Saturday night Five men who had been drinking in a room in the hotel police said walked out at the building quarrel ing over a revolver Several minutes later they began shooting at eacn other while huddled on the sidowaik j Two of the men vhose names were i not learned by the police escaped Ben Barretti 42 alias Fred Roberts was killed instantly and Arthur Hartman about 35 was fatally wounded ICearns Pumpsey alias Kearns Humphrey was shot in the back Hospital attendants said he would recover Hartman died yesterday afternoon i Quarrel Bdgan In Hotel The quarrel began in the hotel room when Pumpsey took Barrettis grin and gave it to Hartman Pump sey said Barretti was drunk and had beenflashing it frequently Just as the men left the hotel Hartman re fused Barrettis demand for his re then Barrettis hand made i a divefor his other said we all drew knowing that uJSarretUnever joked about drawing ijfalTevolver We all started shooting once and in the huddle I guess shot each other Barretti aclose friend of the late Big Tim Murphy of Chicago and associated with him in a publish ing racket was wanted in Chicago and Los Angeles Cal for murder Chicago police sought him in con nection with the slaying of a res Be Down Will Rogers SANTA MONICA Cal June of the heat thera just is not a bit of news in the papers Govern ment affairs IV ILL never was at such a stagnant state Mr Hoov e r disappears every weekend and he just as well be Lindy and Annie as far as anybody knows w h e r e nets Just signed aeon tract with the Beverly Hills papers to stow away on a bi cycle that a fellow is going to ride from here to New York An awful lot of boys and girls grad uate this week all over tho coun try Ignorance is just about ib literated only among the elder people Yours WILL ROGERS MEN PERISH IN FUTILE ATTEMPT TO RESCUE GIRL Nashua Girl and Father Drowned m Cedar River NASHUA June a futile TUNNEY FILES AN ANSWER TO S SUIT Four Counter Charges Listed in Former Champs Answer BULLETIN BRIDGEPORT Conn Juno 24 IV James 1 Gene Tun noy retired heavyweight cham pion of tho world in an answer today to the breach of promise suit brot against him by Mrs Kntherino King Fogurty of Fort Worth and New York City denies that he had ever asked her to marry him but reveals that he paid her sums of money exceeding to relinquish all claims on him DRIDGEPORT Conn June 24 IP D James J Gene Tunneys ans wer to the 5500000 breach of prom ise suit brot Mrs Katherine King Fogarty of Fort Worth Texas ond New York was filed in superior court here today together with a counter claim Tunneys answer filed by Homer Summings of Stamford his Connec ticut attorney reveals that Billy Gibson the former heavyweight champions trainer paid to Mrs Fogarty the sums of 51 and 535000 to relinquish her claims on the de fendant pnreceivingJhe sequins rays the Mrs Fogarty sign ed a release The answer does not say however whether her charge that Tunuey asked her to marry him and was accepted is true Spread Ltbelous statements Claim The answer alleges that Mrs Fo gartys suit is an attempt to dam taurant owner Michael Kissange TUKN TO PAGE a COLUMN S STATION BURNED ATPARKERSBURG Blaze Again Breaks Out After Firemen Leave First Time PARKERSBURG June yesterday afternoon destroyed the Illinois Central railway station The firemen were called first about oclock and when the fire was thot to be out they left to be called again about 4 oclock The last time the whole attic was on fire and there was no possibility of saving the structure The roof was of roofing paper and highly inflammable The depot was the one built when the railroad was put thru here in 1867 It has since been added to The railroad company has planned a new depot for Parkersburg and the officials from Chicago with the division superintendent were to come here the first of the week to confer with local business men It is expected a new freight car which will be used for office pur poses will be brot from Waterloo by a special train AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen I knew it wouldnt last These wild women always fall in love with the good easygoin kind they cant have a good time with attempt to save Marian Liggett 16 age the reputation and vex the father and John farmer near New year old Nashua high school giri from drowning in Cedar river near here Fred Liggett 40 the girls W Zubrod 45 Hampton lost their lives yesterday afternoon Lucille Liggett a younger sister of Marian was pulled out with a fish pole by O G Oweson New Hampton when the two Liggett girls and Helen Oweson stepped into a deep hole while wading in the river Miss Oweson the only one of the trio who could swim saved her self Cauglit in Whirlpool The two men who went to their death were caught in a whirlpool when they leaped into the stream with their clothes on to save the two Liggett girls who were crying for help Mr Liggett came up once before going down for the final ttive but the body of Mr Zubrod was not seen again after it was gripped by current until it was drawn out of the water 40 minutes later The girl victim of the tragedy was thot to have died of a heart at tack caused by fear as her body showed no signs of drowning when it was drawn up an hour and a half after she had gone down by mem bers of thefire department who hud been called from Charles City Her body was found in the spot where it had sunk The bodies of both the men wera found down tha river where they had been carried by the current 40 minutes after the acci dent occurred Picnicking at Mills v The Liggett family Mr nnti Mrs Oweson and their daughter and Mr and Mrs Zubrod of New rlampton were picnicking at Ripley Mills on the river about five miles north of here B J Oakes Marble Rock Floyd county coroner was called to the scene and the bodies were removed to a Nashua under taking parlor Mr Liggett is survived by his widow and two daughters Mr Zu orod had no children and left only lis widow Marian Liggett would have been a junior in Nashua high school tbia fall First National Bank of Wesley Gives Dividend WESLEY June 10 per cent dividend has been declared by the receiver of the First Na tional bank here This is the third dividend to be I nied gince its clos ing on October 12 The three distri butions total 40 per cent W C Pyle of Algona is receiver Was there ever a man who had any courage when he disturbed a hornets Democrat former puglilist and charges that before both the second Dempsey Ttmney fight and the HeeneyTunney fight she spread Hbelous state ments regarding her relations with Tunuey and his affairs Another allegation is that she Is seekingnotoriety and financial gain from the publicity attendant on the filing of the suit and its public trial Four counter charges are listed The first is that Mrs Fogarty seeks to vex and trouble the de fendant unlawfully the second to extort money from the defendant the third to gain from the publication of libelous charges TDttN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 3 HEALY RITES TO BE WEDNESDAY Noted Lawyer Democratic Leader Dies at Fort Dodge Home FORT DODGE June 24 Funeral services for M F Healy Iowa democratic leader who died at his home here yesterday will be held Wednesday Healy a delegate to eight demo cratic national conventions led the campaign in Iowa for Alfred E in the presidential battle last blind Healy carried the battle fi a Smith delegation from Iowa at the state convention and then as a national convention dele gate he seconded the nomination of the New York governor The first skirmish won Healy aid ed in organizing the Iowa Smith Robinson club and carried on an active campaign in behalf of the candidates Loss of his sight several years ago did not prevent his continuation of an extensive law practice He was famous in Iowa courts for his abil ity as an orator Healy who was 66 years old was born at Lansing Iowa He lived in Fort Dodge for the Jast 47 years A widow four daughters two sous two brothers and five sisters sur vive him President Back From WeekEnd Fishing Trip WASHINGTON June 24 After an early morning start from his fishing preserve in the Blue Ridge mountains President Hoover motored back to Washington today Louts Globearriving at the white house a few 1 minutes before 10 oclock SEARCH ON FOR SPANIARDS flARE AT SEA REPORTED SEEN 400 MILES OUT Searching parties In tho vicinity of the Azores Islands are look ing for trace of tho Spanish plane manned by Mnj Ramon Franco right and three companions Their piano was reported lundccl on one of the islands but later denied Two of Francos companions ure shown tbftr CantCEduariJo abive and Ciijtt Julio Bniz beloiv i Three Stowaways Found on GoodWill Planes HAWKS TO START ONESTOP TRIP Aviator Will Fly From New York to Los Angeles and Return METROPOLITAN AIRPORT 03 Angeles June 24 Frank Hawks took off here at 1 a m today for New York city where he proposes to start a one stop trip flight from New York to Angeles and return beginning iVednesday at 4 a m eastern day ight time Hawks was accompanied in his ijockheed Vega monoplane by Peter Clausen mechanic who will condl ion the plane before its return trip iawks took 340 gallons of gasoline sufficient he believed to carry Him to Parks field East St Louis 111 vhere he hoped to arrive by 2 p m central standard time today FJyor Forced Down DUBOIS Pa June 24 Thwarted by bad weather and an accident Lee Schoenhair teesc coast pilot was supervising repilirs o his plane today in preparation or another attempt to set a trans ontinenta nonstop flight record His plane was damaged yesterday vhen he tried to tke off for Roose veltfield N Y after having been orced down here by thunderstorms and failing oil pressure j He arrived here from Cleveland where he had been forced down by bg Saturday night after a flight of 4 hours and nine minutes from Los Angeles at an average of 110 miles an hour Ho took off from ileveland at a m landing icrc an hour later Complete First Leg of Iowa Schedule at Centerville Two Young Men Rob Musical Comedy Star of in jewels CHICAG9 June 24 Terry musical comedy star was robbed of jewelry valued at SSOOOO early today when she and her hus band Benjamin Bogeaus wealthy eal estate man were held up by two young men Bogeaus and his wife who ap peared in Rr Rita before their narriage a few weeks ago were lalted by the robbers at the front door of their apartment hotel as they returned from a cabaret The bandits accompanied by two women had followed the Bogeaus auto in another machine TURN TO IAGK 5 COLUMN 2 BULLETIN CENTEIIVILLE Iune 24 Livingston of Waterloo registered the iest time among the first 25 airplanes participat ing in the second annual goodwill air lour for the first lap of the tour He completed the 76 miles Des Moines xo Cen terville hop in 3t minutes Twentyfive of the planes hail landed here at n m among their passengers three fitowaways were found A girl Florence Beattic was found in tho baggage compartment or one of the larger planes Otto Weber a newspaper reporter and Charles Alhvnn also discovered DES MOINES June 24 second annual air tour started at a m today when the first of 30 planes roared down the run way of the airport here headed for Centerville the first stop The planes continued to leave at two minute intervals They will stop j for lunch at Centerville leaving at 3 p m for Ottumwa the overnight stop It remained for a woman pilot Mae Haizllp of Tulsa Okla to give the crowd of 4000 the big thrill of the takeoff She roared down the runway a few rods then suddenly zoomed into the air and with a deep bank turned the plane completely around Muriel Hanford of Sioux City the other woman pilot among the 30 who started also made but a short tunr The last plane left at a m 52 minutes after the next to the last machine Five Iowa Types DES MOINES June 24 Fortyone airplanes will hop off from the municipal airport here to day on the second Iowa air tour The first plane will leave at 10 a m followed by the others at two minute intervals The first stop on the route will be Centerville where a stop will be madc for lunch Then Ships Radio Stations on American Shore on Watch BULLETIN HALIFAX N S June Z4 m close wiitch was being kept today by wireless stations along tho Canadian coast for word of tho Spanish flyers Ships were asked for information Kadio stations along the New Itrimswiclr Novu Scotiu and Labrador coasts controlled by the Canadian government report that the superintendent In Hali fax who today announced that there was nothing new JEW YORK June 24 steamships report of the sight WIFE HIRED MAN KILLED FARMER TAKES OWN LIFE Joe Fromm Believed Temporarily Deranged Fired at Woman Sitting at Dressing Table Employe Killed in Bed DOWS June what is believed to have been a fit of insanity Joe Fromm 65 well known Dows farmer killed his wife Myrtle 55 and Earl Fisher 24 his hired man in their liome early this morning and then shot himself Mrs Fromm was shot thru the heart as she sat on a stool before her dressing1 table while Fisher was fired on as lie Jay in his bed in an adjoining room Fishers body was found in the doorway of his own room indicating that he had been shot while on the bed but had at tempted to stagger from the room Following the double slaying according to the story recon structed by officers investigating the case Fromm went to the bed in the room in which his wifes body lay sprawled on the floor put the shotgun between his legs muzzle upward and pushed the trigger with his foot The only oilier occupant oC the house was a youth named Don ing of a flare believed that of an i aid Clinc Cline about 16 bad been airplane 400 miles south of Cape J Race Newfoundland Sunday morn ing caused curiosity today as to whether the Spanish transAtlantic flyers attempted to cross to the first working at the Fromm farm and was sleeping in another room He is reported to have said that he heard his employer get up dress and around the house The boy reported that he heard Mrs Fromm say to her husband American continent without stopping at the Azores Since more than enough time had j My God dont do that Joe elapsed since the righting oe the supposed flare from the Spaniards Boy Hcnrd Shots plane the Jupiter to reach Halifax T or New York it was presumed that Immediately after the frightened if the plane had made such at otlyouth a shot coming from temptItwas down inthe westerrtue com occupied Toy Mr and Mrs Atlantic or in an isolated spot In the I irronim tjie another shot which east Atlantic seaboard Picks Uj Message The Radio Marine corporation picked up a message the freighter Buffalo Bridge saying thot at a m G 11 T Sunday am C S in latitude north longitude west it had observed a flare of light six degrees true at an altitude of 10 degrees The radiogram added that the ob ject was apparently an airplane The position given was approxi mately 400 miles south and slightly cast of Cape Race on the route the plane probably would have followed iiad it attempted tu cross without stopping The time also was about that Lhe DornierWahl plane Maj Ramon Franco and his three companions would have required to reach this point Prior to Major Francos departure from Alcazares airdrome jena Spain he was purported to iave told a writer for Diario La Verdad Murcia Spain that he TURN TO PAGE 5 COLUMN 1 Whitey sport plane and the Fleet o MoinM the Knri WOULD SEIZE BEER SHIPMENT Hammond Hopes to Hold Up Consignment on Way to Boone DES MOINES June 24 T Iowas near beer addicts today faced a new attack from John B Ham mond veteran dry crusader when he announced that he would take steps to seize the two carloads of the beverage that bound for Boone pre reported The loads shipped from Sheboy gan Wis were due to arrive today Should Hammond find out the exact time of arrival he declared yester day he will form himself into a reception committee armed with a search warrant Meanwhile lovers of the nearbeer sighed over their bottles of pop as they thot of the 150000 bottles of near beer now being held by au thorities pending the outcome of Hammonds action last week whin contending that possession sale delivery or transportation of the liquid constituted a violation of the state dry laws he secured a search cecdings ft y icnv T nv iuuui tu a ovilttll the planes will fly to Ottumwa for warrant and instituted legal pro an overnight stop r Twentysix different types of planes are included In the entry list ranging from tiny ow poivered monoplane1 to a giant Ford tri motor which will join the tour nt Ottumwa Five types of Iowamade planes will make the tour They are the Bolte low wing monoplane the tangle Grove Man fs Speaker EAGLE GROVE June Rev E A Anderson of the Baptist church Is in Forist City in at tendance at the sixth annual con ference of the Baptist Bible union The Rev Mr Anderson is president of the organifation and spoke at the session this morning The con vention occupies three days Mon linv Tuesday and Wednesdfv appeared to come from the room occupied by Fisher The boy dashed from bod he related to officers went thru Fishers room adjoining his own and ran from the house In getting out of his own room he was forced to go thru Fishers room and stepped over the body of the young man stretched in the door way Young Cline ran some distance across the fields to the home of Henry England a neighbor and im plored England to call the sheriff saying that Fromm had killed his wife and his hired man England the story goes was skep tical of the boys story but went to the home of Warren Collins near by uncle of young Fisher and to gether they started back to Eng lands place On the way there they met Cline hurrying to the home of his parents at Popejoy Feared for Own Life They stopped him and were able to get a more coherent story The boy said that he sneaked out of the house in the fear that he himself would be killed England and Collins then went to the Fromm home and found the bodies All three had been shot thru the heart with a single bar reled shotgun Mrs Fromm was found partly clothed near her dressing table while Fisher was found unclothed in the doorway of his room Indications of blood on the bed pointed to the theory expressed by officers here that Fromm had shot the farm hand as he lay In bed taut that the youth still had strength enough to stagger toward the door where he feli Fromm lying on the bed with the gun between his legs and except for his lack of shoes fully dressed had been shot thru the heart For some time it was impossible to get a connected story of the tragedy from young Cline who was shaken by fear and the exertion of his run across the fields for help Sheriff Dan Leonard of Clarion was called who ordered the bodies re moved to a Dows undertaking estab lishment Young Clfne had been at ills pa rents home in Popejoy over the weekend and it was after dark when he returned to the Fromm home He found everyone in bed he i stated today and it Is believed here that Fromm had he known the boy wns In the house might have killed him as well was the gun believed to have been used in the slayings Fisher and Fromm operated tha farm in partnership Health Not Good Fromm had not been in robust health for some time and Fisher look charge of the farm for him This spring they had spent 3000 for tiling and rebuilding and altho it is said there was no cause for concern it ia believed Fromm had worried about this expense SheriffD H Leonard and Cor oner Rogers pronounced the deaths as clearly murderand suicide aud said they might not hold aa inquest Two sons survive Mr and Afra Fromm Gloria Froinm is a printer at Ladysmith Wis and Edward is a real estate dealer at Iowa City RECEIVES RUM SHOOTING REPORT Data of Attack on U S Patrol Boat Sent to Stimson WASHINGTON June 24 preliminary report of the firing on an American customs patrol boat on June 10 by a rum smuggler retreatad Into Canadian wit erg ate Detroit wag received today by the treasury and forwarded to Secretary Stimson of the state de partment The treasury declined to make public the report but said that it agreed substantially with press re ports of the affair The Investigation will continue with a view of identifying tho rum boat and ascertainingwhether the two men on it were Americans or Canadians The boat customs officers report ed could be easily identified and on the morning of the incident had made several futile attempts to run a load of liquor from Canadian docks Into the United States treasury expected no further action to be taken until its was complete Friends are Shocked Residents of Dows and surround ing country were shocked when thny learned of the triple tragedy Busi ness men of the town expressed a high regard for both Fromm and his hired man whose home was nt Popejoy It was reported that one day Jast week Fromm attempted to buy a revolver at a local store but when he found he could not obtain one I he compromised on a shotgun This IOWA FORECAST Mostly fair Monday night nnil Tuesday slightly cooler Mon day night in south nncl extreme eiist portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclocli Monday Warmest Sunday 81 Lowest in night 35 At 8 A M aiondnyo Trace of For like period ending at 8 oclock m Sunday Warmest Saturday 7 Coolest In night 40 ;