Clipped From The Mason City Globe-Gazette
been exacted—waa run up on the prison staff after the hanging, giving giving formal notice of the execution. A number of women dropped to their knees, praying and weeping as the flag was hoisted. Back and Forth. The automobile of Mrs. Van Der Elst drove back and forth slowly, its loud speakers booming the hymns, "Nearer My God to Thee" and "Abide With Me" from phonograph phonograph records. The crowd at the prison dispersed after reading the official announcement announcement of the hanging. Mrs. Van Der Elst complained that she had not been allowed to bring six airplanes from London to fly over the prison during the hanging hanging and drop pamphlets protesting against "this disgrace."