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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 27, 1929, Mason City, Iowa II MASON CITY WEDNESDAY MAR 27 ASYLUM INMATE FOR 34 YEARS GIVEN FREEDOM 65 Year Old Man Begins Task of Finding His Wife Children WASHINGTON March 27 An inmate for 34 years in the gov Brnment hospital for the insane William J OBrien 65 white haired veteran of the Indian wars and the Geronimo campaign is free today to begin a search for a wife and two children he has not seen for more than a quarter of a cen tury OBrien was released yesterday by a jury in circuit court under habeas corpus proceedings after he bad told coherently of his years of detention many of which he sard were spent in the mad house While a young man OBrien was serving in the third artillery at Key West Fla and became involved in a dispute with a a general He challenged the offloir to take off his shoulder straps and have his face slapped and for this he was sent to a hos pital instead of facing a court martial Later he was sent to the hospital here and a year afterward was dismissed from the army He then claimed that the government had no further jurisdiction to hold him but he was not released In 1904 after 11 years of deten tion OBrien was permitted to visit the war department to see about some back pay he thot was due him and while there he engaged in another altercation and threat ened a shooting Again he was com mitted to the asylum and was de tained continuously until the jury released him Today with only the quest for his wife and children around which to mould his remain Ing years lie is seeking entranca to another government the soldiers home ANNOUNCE ESSAY PRIZEWINNERS Gold Pieces Will Be Awarded to Six of Contestants ST PAUL March 27 nesota winners of the American Chemical societys prize essay con forhigh andsecondary school announcedt to day byDr J J WlHaman of Uni versity farmchairman of the com mittee havingcharge of the project in this state The contest is divided into six subjects and the first place winner of each will receive a 520 gold piece Certificates of honorable mention will be issued to the six second place winners The six first place essays will bo entered in the national contest for six fouryear scholarships at any recognized col lege or university in the United States each scholarship providing tuition fees and in cash annual ly One hundred seventytwo essays were entered in the Minnesota test This Is the sixth consecutive year that the contest has been finance 1 by Mr and Mrs Francis P Gar van of New York City as a memor ial to their daughter Patricia The contest is administered by a na tional committee having offices in New York State committees have been organized to assist Besides the chairman Dr Wllln man the Minnesota committee Is composed of W H Kenety of Clo quet Dr G R Matchan and C R Fletcher of Minneapolis Colonel Kent Nelson and MaJ Willis Ship pam of the R O T C of th University of Minnesota J R Kelthley of St Paul and Drs W H Hunter C A Ifann and R E faculty men of the University of Minnesota Students at Citizens Training Camp Will Receive Scholarships FORT SNELLING Minn March 27 amounting to more than 500 for four Minne sota schools will be awarded to stu dents of the Citizens Military Training Camp to be conducted at Fort SneUJng August 1 to 31 Every student attending the camp who can meet the entrance requirements of tie school is eligible to compete for these scholarships Shattuck school at Faribault offersa scholar ship valued at 500 per year for up to four years Carleton college at Northfleld offers two scholarships valued at 5100 per year each good for four years Pillsbury academy at Owatonna offers two scholar ships of 350 a year good for four years each St Thomas offers one scholarship valued at 150 Thames Island Lures Speculators to Ruin LONDON Island of Lost Gold is the name of which an unbroken succession of illluck has attached to Taggs Island in tha Thames near Hampton Court One after the other successive owners of the island have based great hopes of fortune upon it and have lost al most all they possessed Hundreds of thousands of pounds have been lost by its former lessees And now you can get vaccinated against almost every fatal malady except the itch to outguess Wall Rapids Gazette SEVERAL HURT IN CHICAGO BY BOMB PLANTING Loss in Grocery Store Explosion Is Placed at CHICAGO March 27 more bombs exploded in Chicago last night and early today One was the most powerful of the year causing damage estimated at and injury to several persons The first bomb explosion wrecked a grocery on the near north side jarred part of the gold coast and could be heard in the loop Several persons were thrown from their beds and injured one man was cut by flying glass and a woman who was curling her hair when the blast occurred was burned The brick front of the grocery owned by Dominic Desalvo stood firm but the upper two frame stories were jolted six inches out of line Every window in the block was broken The Dorle Social and Athletic club on the west side was the tar get of the second early this morning The doorway to the clubrooms was wrecked and win dows in nearby buildings were broken No one was in the build ing rench Army Clings to Cavalry Defense PARIS cavalry action in future warfare was fore cast in the French armys fall ma neuvers in the Rhineland Cavalry is one of the principal problems occupying the attention of irmy They point out that complete ignorance prevails on this aranch of defense and about many other tactical questions because the last great struggle was a war of trenches General Guillaumat commander inchlef of the French Rhine army under whose general direction the maneuvers took place said that it they had not permitted a complete solution of the problem they had at least taught valuable lessons The difficulty in the employment of Cavalry divisions said the gen eral reviewing the operations lies in the great variety of elements of which they are made up some mounted others on foot yet others on wheels with the complication of automobiles and caterpillar trac tors We succeeded in getting all that under way to a sufficient point to bring out the advantages and disadvantages Direct CubaLouisiana Service Opens Markets HAVANA new ferry ser vice between Havana and New Or leans Is scheduled for inauguration in December with daily trips be tween the two cities The ship has a capacity of 95 automobiles The service will be operated by United States capitalists with gen eral offices in the United States and Cuba The manager James Hodg son said that a landing slip had been provided in Havana in the arsenal yards where rapid connec tion can be made with Cuban rail ways The purpose of the plan Is to es tablsh faster more dependable com mercial servi 5 between Cuba and the center part of the United States and to provide an additional outlet forCuban sugar Hoover plans a yeararound pro gram of prohibition enforcement And why not Its that kind of a TelegraphHerald A J Maythal er claims to have picked the first ansy of the season He plucked the jlossom in his yard iast week The Indian chief who sang The StarSpangled Banner at the Inaur gural charityball in Washington didnt know the which thatthese Indians are genuine Am ericans Chronic Golds IB Try New AUfhorf IB 1 of Inhalation and Appf ion The new aife way cf treating head Throw your dope uui try muttcated IOWA NEWS BRIEFS By ASSOCIATED PKESS Marianne Benedict Shenandoah will sail for Paris in August to study the French language at the University of Paris or Toulouse A graduate of Grinncll college she was one of 24 young wo men to receive scholarships to that Institution from the FrancoAmeri can relations committee of the In Btltute of International Education She is now teaching in the high school at Hamburg She was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Grin Ben IOWA and class rooms temporarily will be side tracked in the minds of University of Iowa students this week They start a four and a half day Easter vacation Thursday They are due back at their clases Tuesday morn ing SIOUX Wallers of Clear Lake Paul Brinkmaa of Rolfe and Victor Schuldt and Bur nell Koolisb of Sioux City will rep resent the men of Mornlngside col lege at the biennial regional Pi Kap pa Delta convention at Huron S Dak April 4 5 and 6 Flordoru Mellqulst of Sioux Falls S Dak and Alice and Lois Hickman and Dorothy Anderson of Sioux City will represent the women Last year Mornlngside won points in every department of the contest Walter Upton won the national ora torical honors and each of the de bate teams placed In the upper col umn How about making an ensemble Instead of having ONE ALL of your dresses match your coat 101 NORTH FEDEBAIi AVE Fort Dodge Farmer Asks Flood Damages FORT DODGE March 27 William McCauley a farmer north of here has asked the city council to pay J100 damages to his property caused by high water two weeks ago This was the first of what is expected to be a long series of flood damage claims Notwhatyoudo but how you do it that counts TJVERYONEknows the story of Et Gene Tunney How he fought his up until at 30 he has retired undisputed heavy weight champion of the world From the very begin ning of his career Tunney never once IcWiimsclf get out of condition I started taking Nujol internally seven ago The first month Nujol brought remarkable changes in my physical condition My elimi nation became active and normal Since that rime I have taken Nujpi about five nights a week If I dis cover that I nave taken an excess I stop its use for a couple of days when I renew my daily practice of taking a swallow from the bottle before re tirng I have found during myseven years experience with Nujol that it is not habitform ing or in any way unpleasant or harmful Nujol contains nolnedicineordrugs Ic is simply a pure natural substance perfected by the Nujol Laboratories 26 Broadway New York It not only keeps an excess of body poisons from forming we all have them but aids in their removal Buy a bottle of Nujol today SoM only in scaled packages ONE OF THE GREAT CLOTHING STORES OP IOWA needs v the car too SAID a woman who lives in a suburb I look forward to weekends just as much as my husband does But when Saturday comes I send him off in the car for golf or fishing or something else that he likes He ehmks that Ive been enjoying the car the other days of the week but have I My weekday use of the car is just like the use of any other tool of homekeeping Its all business In the morn ing take my husband to work and meet him at night In between I have to take the children to school bring them home go to market go on the endless errands that it takes to run a home efficiently But the fun of sitting behind a wheel and saying to myself Now Im going to take a drive for the joy of driv rest my nerves and smell the country thats what Id like to do on Saturday1 Though the automobile has become a necessity of mod ern life it is still a luxury in the best sense of the word There is a thrill in 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