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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 15, 1928, Mason City, Iowa IOWA1WEATHER Probably tonight anfl Wed nesday Not much change In tempera ture AND MASON CITY North Iowas Dally Newspaper Final Edition Edited for the Home VOL XXXV ETVE CENTS PER COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE REPORT MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY UNITED PRESS AND INTERNATIONAL NEWS SUPPLEMENTAL SERVIC3 NO 188 COOLIDGE SIGNS ROOD CONTROL MEASURE T I General Mobile Starts on Second Dash to Pole BEST WEATHER FAVORS FLIGHT TOFARNORTH Italian Explorers Ship Takes Off in Direction of Greenland BULLETIN KINGS BAY Spitzbergen May AP Italia Polar dirigible of Gen Umberto Nobile took off here at oclock this after noon for another expedition in the direction of the North Pole This was the Italias second effort within recent weeks to fly over the far Arctic wastes The expedition was favored by very fine weather The sun was shining and there was hardly a stir of wind The airship took a westward Authorities Probe Story of Air Fight With Maniac course in Greenland the direction of KINGS BAY Spitzbergen May 15 AP With the wind In an easter ly direction It was hoped that the dirigible Italia would be able to start on a polar exploration trip in the dt rectlon of Greenland today It had been hoped that a flight could be started at midnight but de occurred thru the fixing o a new motor to replace the one damaged la van unsuccessful flight on The crew slept oh the ground I around the gds containers so as to be Iready for an immediate getaway SEEK JURORS IN LEWIS TRIAL Score of Talesman Examined in Effort to Get Panel OTTUJUVA May first juror had yet to be selected when the second day of the first de gree murder trial of J Everett Lewis in connection with tho slaying of John F Webber Ottumwa banker opened in district court here today Examination of nearly a score talcs men was barren of result yesterday an tlie defense gave indication In ques tioning ot prospective jurors that Lewis defense would be based on tern porary insanity A second attorney for Lewis Rob ert H Shaw Sigourney was named by Judge W AT Walker who over ruled the county supervisors refusal to employ an assistant for L L Duke Ottumwa chief defense counsel Residents of Algona Discuss Airport Plan ALGONA May possibilities and needs an airport are being dls cussed by men about town The GIobeKjazette Offers a Booklet of 144 Candy Recipes When a fine fresh dainty candy is passed how happy the hostess who can answer the admiring ques tions with I made it myself Candles in any variety can be made at home A booklet of 144 tested recipes from our Washing irmation bureau will be an iniLi able guide Here are candies of all sorts but all for making in the home kitchen without special equipment Candy for the dinner table for gifts for tho partyHave some thing new and dell a sur prise I j Use the coupon Frederic J Hnskin Director The Mason City GlobeGazette Information Bureau Wnsliinston D C I enclose herewith 6 cents In coin or stamps for a copy of the booklet CANDY RECIPES Name Slrcct City Aviator Claims Passenger Beat Him While Flying at Feet May The story ot a battle feet in the air between two flyers Harry Ander ion Rosevllle pilot Clar ence Prechett Detroit an aerial exhi bitionist which resulted in the planes crashing and In a remarkable escape from death by the occupants was un der investigation today Both men were found seriously in jured in the plane which was demol ished in landing on the grounds of the state hospital for the insane yes terday Anderson told police he was at tacked by Frechett with a hammer while flying over Pontiac Losing consciousness after repeated blows from the weapon Anderson said he recovered after the plane had taken sheer drop of nearly feet in time to right it for the rough land ing that averted almost certain death for himself and Frechett Frccliett Under Guard Andersons skull was fractured and he was painfully injured on the face most of his teeth having been knocked out supposedly by blows from the hammer Frechett was less seriously injured but required hos pital treatment Under heavy police guard at a hos pital Frechett raved From coherent parts of his talk police pieced to gether the information that he is a stunt flyer and parachute exhibition ist who went to an aviation school at Rosevllle a few days ago for in structions Letters Hinted at Death he engaged Anderson whooperates a small commercial fly ingr coricern n Rosevllle to pilot him to Pontiac From letters found In ITreclietts clothing police thot the purpose ot the trip might have been a bizarre and preconceived plan of seHdestrution the epilogue of which was to have been over the home town ot his sweetheart One ot the letters addressed to a Miss Georgia Pardee oC Pontiac couched in endearments concluded as follows Death is my message Another addressed to Frechetts mother said he feared that death 224 Million Cut SPECIAL JURY TO INVESTIGATE CHICAGO CRIME Body Will Seek Reason for Bombings and v Murders May crime at last Is to go under the scalpel of a special grand jury Chief Justice Brothers of the crim inal court decided yesterday to refer the whole series of political murders bombings intimidations and kldnap ings to a jury to be called together June 4 Oscar Carlstrom attorney general of Illinois will be the prose cutor probably with tue assistance of two representatives of the Chicago Bar association which has been active in demanding a thoro probe The grand jury will be empowered to go back as far as tho 1326 elections in its Inquiry Into charges of terror ism and fraud It It will be asked to look Into all the circumstances sur rounding the bombing of Senator Deneens and Judge Swansons homes as well as the slaying of Diamond Joe Esposlto and Octavlus Granady each of whom was a candidate for ward commltteeman on the Deneen ticket at the April 10 tost primary r States Attorney Robert E Crowe under whose regime the conditions are alleged to have existed joined In the request for the special grand He suggested to Judge Brothers that the prosecution be placed in the hands of Judges Swan son and Lindsay republican and dem ocrtic candidates respectively for the office of states attorney next Novem ber Judge Swanson won the noml nation from Crowe at the primary election MISSIONARY KILLED FAMOUS ALLY OF JOHN BROWN DIES Thomas Henry Tibbies Suc cumbs in Omaha After Noted Career OMAHA May career Which rivals closely tho picturesque heroes of fiction adventure stories was brot to a close here last night with the death of Henry Tib bies fighter in the famous John Browns battles preacher writer and candidate for the vfce presidency on the populist ticket with Senator Thomas B Watson of Georgia In 1304 Born in Washington county Ohio May 22 1S40 Tom1 Tibbies ran away from home when 6 years ot age and was picked up by an immigrant train enroute to Kansas Tom joined the antislavery party in the border war that followed He was captured by the enemy and sentenced to be hanged as an aboli In a battle that followed he escaped to his own side his clothing riddled with 17 bullets At 16 Tibbies joined the troops under John Brown Early in the Civil war Tibbies was captured by the famous raider Quan trell hanged to a tree and left for dead His friends arrived however in time to save him Serving as a scout he played a conspicuous part In ridding Kansas anil Missouri of the gangs of raiders that infested the tno states One Time Owner of Boston Red Sox Dies After NineStory Fall NEW YORK May J Lannin former owner ot the Boston Red SOJT and present owner of Roose velt field and other Long Island property jumped or fell to his death from tlie ninth story of a Brooklyn hotel today Mr Lannin went this morning to the Granada hotel In Brooklyn which he owned and toid the manager that he was going to a room on the ninth floor to inspect some new plastering A few moments later tho crash of his fall was heard and he was found dead on lite of a twostory ex tension M FOUMILTY Hawkeye Banker Convicted of Fraudulent Practices by Fayette Jury WEST UNION May Date for passing sentence upon M V Henderson former state banking com mfssionor convicted yesterday by s jury of fraudulent banking was to be set In district court here today by Tudge H E Taylor The former heat of tlie state bank ing department was found guilty of fraud lost night by tv jury which de liberated hours The jurors found that he had committed acts of fraud In receiving deposits In tho First State Bank of Hawkeye of which ho was cashier just before it was closed April 7 was charged that at the time he knew the instltutfon was Insolvent Henderson was the second official of the closed bank to be found guilty of tho charge Recently S H Bevins president of the institution was con victed and sentenced to 20 years In Fort Madison penitentiary Similar evidence was used against both PAPER b KUN INTO DEBT BUT FIGHTS HOOVER Politics Loses Each Week Commit tee Is Told Mrs William T Mohart Evans ton stationed at the American Methodist mission at Taianfu near Tsirinn China was Jtilled early in tho fighting between na tionalist and northern troops by a stray bullet which came thru the xrimlow of her bedroom in the mis sion building T17ASHINGTON May VV From two witnesses the senate campaign funds committee obtained testimony today that a weekly politi cal publication opposed to Herbert Hoover was being run at a loss of a week nnd that George JB Lock wood Muncie had givfen up job in the movie Industry to work without compensation for the commerce secretarys success Harry N Price editor ot which IB published here told the com mlttee that J P Hale New York was furnishing the funds for the pap er which had a subscription list of about 100 but which ran off copies at a clip These copies were utilized against Hoover by political opponents he said altho the paper I favored no one man against the secre tary Lockwood testified he had neither contributed nor collected funds for the HUNT BANKER oFiPkiNTdN Examiner Finds Shortage in Accounts of Vice President HOPKINTON May 15 API While state bank examiners con tinued their check today to learn the exact shortage In the closed Farmers State bank here search for L J Ort man alleged absconding vice presi dent was spread thruout the country Warrant for Ortmans arrest wis is sued yesterday soon after H R Blair of the state banking department took charge of tlie bank and announced that the shortage would probably run Into thousands of dollars Tho vice president has been mlaslng since last Tuesday and was last re ported seen in Cedar Rapids His wife and family are at their home hero The Investigation which revealed the shortage and Ortmans disappear ance was started after a cashiers check negotiated thru a Monticello bank aroused suspicions of other bank officers Oar Weather Man GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock a m Tuesday Highest Monday 75 Degrees Lowest In Night 56 Degrees At A M 58 Degrees Rainfall 02 of nn incli Many Mason City residents were more interested In the weather at Clear Lake Tuesday morning than In that at home And their interest led to disappointment for no sooner hud midnight passed than the cloud opened sufficiently to drive some of tho earliest birds from the lake The drizzle continued for a time Tuesday forenoon with the result that fishinK was not especially pleasant In Mason City the precipitation had totaled 02 ot an inch GOED BURNED IN DORMITORY Wittenburgr College Girls In jured in Fire of Un known Origin SPRINGFIELD Ohio May In the Woodland hail s girls dormitory at Wittenberg college early today caused the death of a coed and the serious Injury to three others while a score of girls were routed from their beds Hilda Slpes 20 Shelby Ohio was found dead In the building by firemen who worked an hour and a half to ex tingulsh the blaze She had apparent ly fallen victim of the smoke and was burned by the flames that destroyed tho dormitory The three coeds taken to a hospital for treatment of their injuries are Alice Olde Detroit cuts burns bruises on wrlstg and hands Helen McCIaln Troy Ohio back and ankles Injured Mario Schneider Indianapolis broken nose Almost a score of other coeds liv ing In the dormitory escaped after one of their number had smelled smoke and discovered that the fire was sweeping the house In which they were sleeping Senates Tax Proposal Is Nearing Vote Measure Carries Reduction in Excess of Coolidge Suggestion WASHINGTON May With action on most of the rate schedules completed the tax reduction bill in the senate today called for a to tal cut of compared with the limitation set by Presi dent Coolidge and Secretary Mellon and with the voted by Will Rogers SEVERITY HILLS May about time somebody gave a real endurance test some credit this footrace to New York aria a 20 year old kid from Clarcmoro leading it Its all right to kid It and call It ft bunion but no athlete in any other branch of sport could get up every day for three straight months and run from 40 to 70 miles Sporting writers write Jiages over some football players 70 yard run Our champion prjzo fighters can only fight 30 minutes every two years There Is not a golf play er in America who could have stood this same trip In an automo bile Youll find its the grit and the heart thats doing this more than bunions or Ingrowing toenails So bo fair and give em a break Yours for Claremore WILL ROGERS Copyright 1028 Hoover organization Asked what H Hays former republican national chairman had to do with theHoover replied waaactive ih adrjslng the commerce secretary not to enter the Indiana primaries he said Senator Bratton democrat New Mexico developed from Lockwood that on tho days the senate Teapot Dome committee brot out that Hays had handled Liberty bonds loaned to the republican committee by Harry Lockwood called Hays on the telephone at Los Angeles but the call did not relate to the Hoover cam paign Hays secretary at another tlmo called Lockwood he testified to ask whether Hays should shorten his visit to Europe Price preceded Lockwood on the stand and described Hale as a former prohibition official He had no details as to where Hale obtained the funds altho he volunteered that Hale was well off He also asserted that Hoover agents had attempted to forestall the opposition of telling Hale that Hoover might make It hot for him if elected the house Fights are pending rn the proposed repeal of the Inheritance tax and two score individual amendments ottered to the tax bill mostly applying on ad ministrative provisions but senate leaders believe the Is the maximum the bill will carry when it Is finally passed by the senate prob ably tomorrow Republicans have scored in every battle on the rate provisions except one and this one defeat upset their program The democratic victory for retention of the uated scale of lower rates applying on j corporations with incomes of ind less account for the In crease in the republicans plan Sen ator Smoot republican Utah in charge ot the tax bill has given no tice however that he will seek to have the senate reverse this action which was voted by margin ot 40 to The wetPorganlze which has gone on during consldera lion of the rate schedules broke yes terday when the western republican independents left their party for the first time to join democrats In defeat ing the majority proposal 54 to 28 to have tho reduction in Individual sur tax rates apply retroactively on last years Income on which taxes are pay able this year IOWA UTILITY MAN ON STAND Carmichael Says Industry Had Unfavorable Books Condemned WASHINGTON May More tentlmony about examinations made by power utility interests to see how schol textbooks stood on the the Industry was given today before the federal trade commissions inves tigation of public utility financing Turning its attention to Iowa the commission heard from Joo Car michael Des Molnes director of the Iowa committee on public utility In formation that he first made a survey of school books In 1924 and another later Following the survey he said local managers of utility companies pre vailed upon school authorities to re move books considered unfavorably to the industry and these subsequent ly taken and placed on shelves from the the classrooms school library Crystal Lake Seniors Hear Graduation Sermon CRYSTAL LAKE May graduation services were held In the gymnasium at S cinl music p m given Suntlny Spe by thn male auartet nnd tho pastor E Stanworth preached the sermon The Iowa committee was patterned after the Illinois committee on public utility Information and had 80 mem hers including operating gas elec tric street railway and holding com panies Ho testified that most of the mem bers were affiliated with certain oth er groups of utility companies He said the United Power and Light com pany of Davenport was affiliated with many of the companies In the state Iowa Legionaire Editor Reported Seriously 111 DES MOINES May condition ot Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Leglanalre who is ill with pneumonia was reported as Very serious this morning by hospital offi cials Ho spent a very restless night and has been suffering from sever coughing spells since crisis day is expected to last night The bo reached to STATEMENT OF MELLON FIRES POLITICALPOT Treasury Head Thinkb Commerce Secretary Can Win WASHINGTON May national political pot was uolllnglpbiced tho entire expense ot the flood again today as voters went to work with tho exception of the polls and leaders to the levee foundations on river to petornstlry REBELS ATTACK WIFEOFYANKEE Ranch of American in Nic aragua Looted as Re venge Measure MANAGUA Nicaragua May east coast of Nicara gua was incensed today over the sav age treatment the wife of an Amnrl can named Miller suffered at tlie hands of rebels Seeking revenge because of informa tion given by Miller to the marine forces the guerillas swept upon his plantation of the Coco River near tlie cast coast Miller was absent In their fury the rebels assaulted Mrs Miller They carried off every thing of value What they could not take they destroyed It was not known here whether the victim of the atrocity was also an American Rebels appeared first at San Sang on the Coco river in tiie middle of April They began to pillage the vll lages generally From the atora of Abraham Martinez thep stripped all the merchandise and took and from the store ot Jose Lleset a Cuban they took merchandise valued at more than They also robbed the Cuban of his cattle and a gasoline boat Smaller merchants were also raided the rebels seizing their boats supplies and everything of value On learning that American marines were planning a drive up tlie Coco river to cut them oft from supplies the rebels confiscated all the rivei craft For some time the insurgents kept men and boats at leading points along the river One of these outposts heard that Miller had given the ma rlnes valuable Information on their movements and the raid on his plan tatlon followed irlmary where 31 republican and 28 emocratic delegates to the conventions are at stake Altho some Lowden delegate candt lates were In tho field Hoovers Three Fairmont Youths Held for Chicken Theft FAIRMONT May Iff Gus Jargensort has received wore tlint three Fairmont youths were de talned in the jail nt WIndom charged with chicken thievery Clifford Burgess Lester Swear ingen nntl Clarence Thorns are be llevcd to have been the trio whlcl lias been operating In Algona Martin and surrounding counties The boys were picked 1111 at Windon when they were caught with crates ot chickens in tho rear of a Iortl runabout which they they stole near MOST OF COST 325 MILLION IS PLACED ON Only Small Part of Ex pense Is Delegated to States WASHINGTON May President Coolldgo today signed the Mississippi river flood control bill By affixing his signature to the measure Mr Coollflge placed upon the statute books an act which embarks the federal government upon the tre mendous task ot curbing the flood waters ot the Mississippi probably one of the greatest engineering un dertakings ever attempted In history The samo stroke of the pen also completed the first what are regarded as the three major prob lems up to the present congress The other two farm relief and tax reduc tion still are pending in legislative form at the capltol Framed by JonesReid The new flood control law was framed jointly by Senator Jones chairman of the senate commerce com mittee and Chairman Held ot the house flood control commltee and calls for the expenditure by the federal treasury of The engineer Ing plan for the work proposes the strengthening ot the levess along tlie Mississippi river and tho building ot three flood ways and a spillway as outlets to carry oft from the main stream the excess flood waters Into tho Gult ot Mexico Under tho faderal government Js U1LIIUI10 As they checked their ballots voters bad a lot more to think about than the mere check beside their fa vorite candMate for tilings political both national and state were popping In ail directions There was a statement by Secre tary Mellon predicting Hoover would be elected if nominated and express ing tlie opinion that the commerce secretary would make a good presi dent some more Interpreting of the reasury heads Saturday statement on Hoover senatorial delving Into Hoovers campaign financing and re quests for extending In uiry to Texas a forecast of a break n the easts long rule ot nd the instructing of another hand ill of delegates for Governor Smith Hoover Predicts Victory The outstanding political event on otlays calendar was the New Jersey about Tlie new law represents over six months of labor by congress Cost Division Was Stickler After tho house and senate had acted there began a series ot confer ences between house administration leaders and supporters of the flood measure ill an effort to revise provi sions to meet with house objections One of Mr Cooiidges chief objec tions centered on the proportion of lie cost of the control work to be as sumed by the states and another ilnged on whether the states fed eral government would shoulder the cost oC damages sustained by owners of tho land In the proposed floodways On tlie first point tlie new law re quires states to provide the rights of way on the mala stream and on the second point the federal government orces predicted a complete victory Supporters oC Governor Smith who picked up six delegates In the Wyom ng convention yesterday hud claimed aH the New Jersey delegates to loustop In elahoratlng on his previous state ment to Pennsylvania republicans hat Hoover seemed to htni to come closest to the standards we have set or tbe presidency Secretary Melton yesterday said ho did not sec why this should be open to various interpreta tions It Is pretty plain ho said afler first remarking I think Hoover can win it nominated I think he would make a good Claims Pennsy Is Certain Hoover supporters had obtained much comfort from tlie first Mellon statement claiming It practically clinched Pennsylvanias big block of 73 delegates for him but tho leading republican candidates foes disagreed and emphasized tho however near the end of the statement meant some thing entirely different This had to rto with sending the Psnnaylvanla del egates to Kansas City unlnstrnctcd Mellon explained yesterday that the Is obligated to obtain tlowago ease national nients or In other words to pay damages only when lands not pre viously subject to flood menace are flooded as a result of the flood ways and spillways having been constructed Begins at Cape Girurdeau Tlin federal government further would not bo responsible for damagea In natural floodways such as swamp lands and marshes The flood control project authorized by the new law covers the lower Mis sissippi valley from Cape GIrardcau to the Oiilf ot Mexico However the flood control work would be extended to other streams under the provisions of the new law Out of tho total authorized sum would be used for levee con struction on the main river between Rock Island and Capq Glrardeau and on tributaries hncl outlets or the Mississippi affected by back waters Pennsylvania delegation was a co hesive organization and there has never been a time when the state or ganization was more harmonious than It is He said nt another point that any thing can Former Sheriff of Fairmont Suing to Regain Part of Land FAIRMONT May mer sheriff W S Carver of Fairmont has brot suit against John H Gould for growing out ot a tract of land that they jointly held nt Nelson until last January when they divided it Carver alleges Gould pot the best half ot the land when they divided it and Is suing to recover from Gould The cnse will he tried in DCS Molnes where the defendant lives Will Visit In New York WHITTEMOnE May TV B Woodward and children Marilyn and Moron leavo Wednesday for New York City for an extended visit with the parents of Mrs Woodward AUNT HEX By Robert Quillen Sallie neednt put on airs around me I knowed her when she made her chil drens underclothes out of flour ;