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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, MARCH 30 1936 court's reluctance to interfere with the death sentence, though he was not very hopeful that his efforts ·would be successful. He had a "confession," later re- .pudiatcd. from Paul H. Wendel, a middle aged Trenton man, disbarred lawyer and druggist, that he kid- naped the baby; a "confession" from Gaston B. Means, notorious federal convict now in Leavcnworth prison, that he (Means) planned and executed the crime; and reports from - various private investigators concerning various phases of the Lindbergh case--reports which the governor believes cast serious doubt on some of the testimony the state produced at Hauptmann's trial. While the pardons court was meeting, an attorney for Wendel, who is held in jail on a formal charge of murder, scored the arrest of his client as unwarranted, and threatened court action against persons responsible for the arrest. Hicks in Outer Koom. Robert W. Hicks, a Washington criminologist who has been investigating various phases of the case at the governor's request, was in an outer room when the pardons court convened. Hicks returned last week from Havana where he uncovered . evidence which, in his belief, tended to add substance to Hauptmann's claim that the late Isidor Fisch possessed ransom money. Hicks' information was that Fisch, who later was associated with Hauptmann in business, offered to sell the "hot" money to a German who was then a resident in Cuba. The ghost of Fisch, who died in Germany before Hauptmann was arrested, walked anew across the ·fantastic scene in data gathered by another investigator, Henry Kress. Kress said he had affidavits (contradicted by the prosecution) tend' ing to show that Fisch paid his ' transportation to Germany with ransom money, and that he was in "possession of ransom money a "month after the ransom payment was made^ The latter information came from a Chicago music teacher who said he was offered ransom bills in exchange for money that wasn't "hot." Unchanged in Belief. Governor Hoffman, unchanged in his belief that the execution at this time of Hauptmann, be he innocent or guilty, will not solve the famous murder case, sought to convince the pardons court--which is a court of mercy rather than of law--that it should go over, in detail the circumstances which have convinced Mm that Jersey justice is endangered If Hauptmann goes to his chair Tuesday night. He was doubtful as the court met, however, of being able to convince the other members that they should go into the detailed reasoning- which has actuated the gover- of Wendel, whose "confession' 1 that ie kidnaped and killed the baby was ater repudiated, depended in large measure upon what the court of pardons did. Erwin E. Marshall, the prosecutor, said that the pardons court has nor himself. The clemency appeal's success ·was further threatened because of Hauptmann's continuing insistence that he is innocent of any connection with the kidnap-murder. Ordinarily the court considers clemency -£prfeafe only when the prisoner confesses' guilt and begs for'mercy..; s Depends on Court. What the prosecutor of Mercer county may decide to do in the case a copy of Wendel's confession, gether with Wendel's repu-Jiati ind that in his "(Marshall's) opinion the pardons court is the proper authority to pass upon the mat- ,er as it may affect Hauptmann." "I have no intention of taking any action whatever on the Wendel case until the Hauptmann case is disposed of," Marshall said. Only secven of the eight members of the pardons court heard the clemency plea Monday, one member being ill. Hauptmann was represented by his chief counsel, C. Lloyd Fisher, and Judge Frederick A. Pope. Atty. Gen. David T. Wil- eotz and Anthony M. Hauck, Jr., Hunterdon county prosecutor, represented the state. No Crowd Out. The brilliant and warm day failed to bring out any of the crowds that were present on the much colder Jan. 11 when the court, in an all day session, turned down Hauptmann's previous appeal. Monday's secret court session was virtually Hauptmann' last hope unless the governor himself, flying in the face of legal opinion that he lacked such power, issued a second reprieve. He has said that he does not now intend granting a second reprieve. He left a loophole for action, however, by not committing himself as to what he might do in the event of a confession or some other unusually important development. Hauptmann's own counsel, which already has exhausted almost every state and federal court action, in eluding two appearances in the Unit, ed States supreme court, nad no announced plans for any further efforts to save Hauptmann's life. Wendel, awakened shortly after midnight Sunday for arraignment on the murder charge, pleaded "not guilty," and later issued the statement repudiating the confession 'hich, he said, was obtained by torture and force. Forced by Torture. "I did sign several statements, which were false, which implicated me," Wendel wrote to Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz. "I was forced by torture and brutal treatment in New York, where I was detained from Feb. 14 to Feb. 24, 1936. "From that date until today I was detained by Ellis Parker (chief of Burlington county detectives) at the state colony at New Lisbon, N. J., under guard. To which Parker, nationally known detective, replied emphatically that no force was used in detaining: Wendel, adding: "If the Wendel incident investigation is not conducted properly, I will tell what ' know, and there's a lot I haven't that he purchased the ladder lumber from it. He said it had been planned to kill the baby at a quarry near Hopewell, but that the baby died of a skull fracture. The convict said that he registered at the Imperial hotel in New York where final plans were perfected for the kidnaping. Another affidavit by Thomas S. Rice, former department of justice man, deals with overhearing the conspiracy in this hotel. Means said that a woman hairdresser "inspired, instigated and planned" the abduction. Could Not Be Guilty. Means' "confession" stated that [CHAPPED SKIN I m ce To quickly relieve " apping and roughness apply soothing, cooling MenHiolatiun. I HawynulrledtlK HEW MEHTHOUTUM LIOU1D for head cold.? Like Menlholalnm oilmen! U brings soothing comfort The superintendent of the colony for feebleminded at state New LJsb'on, ~Dr. Carroll T. Jones, - said Wendel-was a voluntary patient, and jroduced the following paper, dated ;-eb. 24, 1936: Willing: to Stay. "I am willing to stay in your custody until this investigation is concluded. (Signed) P. H. Wendel." "I treated him like a guest," Dr. Jones said. The pardons could save Hauptmann either by commuting his sentence to life imprisonment or by setting the precedent of granting a reprieve. The power of reprieve ia not specifically given to the court not specifically given but legal authorities hold that a Britt was called and investigated the tragedy. He said no inquest would be held. The Britt fire department was called but by the time firemen ar- tbe small structure was in Hauptmann "could not be guilty of the charge, because he was not present on the night of Tuesday, March 1, 1932 (the kidnaping date), when those associates with me took or were handed a few minutes after 8 p. m., the Lindbergh child unharmed." He said that the woman's admissions, "I feel sure, cover x x x Isidor Fisch and his part." (Fisch, now dead, was the man from whom Hauptmann claims to have got the ransom money found in his possession when he was arrested in Sep- .ember, 1934, in the Bronx, New York.) Means said the taking of the child "violated no law," but this reference was not explained. Means now is serving a 15 year sentence for defrauding Mrs. Eva- yn Walsh McLean of $104,000 in the Lnndbergh ransom hoax. BRlttlTIMOF FLAMES BURIED No Inquest Held in Baby's Death; Father Burned in Rescue Try. BRITT--Funeral services for Delores Brown, the 9 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Milton Brown, who was' burned to death Saturday, were held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock in the Methodist church at Britt. The baby was left alone a short time in the Brown house, in Erin township, 6 miles south and a half mile west of Britt, when the flames broke out. The father of the baby was called to the burning house and attempted to rescue the baby but was unsuccessful. He was severely burned and brought to a Britt physician for treatment Left Baby'Asleep. The Browns lived !n a small house, about IS by 24 feet, on the .farm of John Earl, for whom they worked. They had been living in Britt but recently moved to the. farm. The Earl home is about 50 feet from the Brown one room house. "I left the baby asleep in its baby carriage," Mrs.. : Brown said, "whUe I went to the Earl home. Mrv and Mrs. Earl were going to Britt and I wanted them to bring back some things for me." Called to Husband. Mrs. Brown said she had only been gone a short time when she noticed that smoke was rolling from her home. She dashed out of the Earl house and called to her hus- rived, ruins. Burns Received m Kerosene Explosion Fatal to Iowa Woman MOULTON, (Ifl--Burns received in the explosion of a small can of kerosene, accidentally knocked by her from the warming oven on to the stove, caused the death of Mrs. Frank Hargraves, 28, mother of six children, Monday. Her husband was burned in extinguishing the flames in Mrs. Hargraves' clothing. Countess Barbara's Son Is Named Lance LONDON, IH -- Count Court Haugwitz-Reventloiv registered the birth of his son Monday, disclosing that the new born heir to part of the Woolworth millions is named Lance. The baby, just a bit more than a month bid. had his daily airing in his perambulator in a private park while his mother, Countess Barbara Hutton Haugwitz-Reventlow. went outdoors for the first time since the baby's birth and her own serious illness. Civil War Vet, Former Dumont Resident, Dies DUMONT-- Srank Beach, 93, last surviving Civil war veteran here, received word Thursday that his brother-in-law, Enos Frost, 97, last surviving member of his regiment, First Illinois Light artillery, died after a day's illness at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Herbert James, Denver, Colo. Mr. Frost and family moved from the Paul Gerdes farm southwest of town about 55 years ago, to Wymore, Nebr., where he will be buried beside his wife, who preceded him in death 44 years ago. Fort Dodge Doctor Heads Iowa Society IOWA CITY, .-'P) -- Dr. A. A. Schulz, Fort Dodge, was elected president of the Iowa Clinical Medical society at a meeting at the University of Iowa hospital. Other officers elected were Dr. F. A. H'ecker. Ottumwa, vice president; and Dr. R. S. Grossman. Marshalltown, secretary-treasurer. Safe at Knoxville Is Blown by Burglars .. .DES M6iNES, : 'MP)^:Tfie:'state'bu- reau of investigation broadcast notice Monday of the "blowing" of a safe in a Knoxville filling station Sunday night. The burglars obtained S8 in cash and a check for $86.26 made out to the Dutch Oil company, the report said. band, away. who was working not far He hurried to the burning court with power to pardon possesses also the lesser power of reprieve. Hired to Kill Baby. The Gaston Means "confession' which the governor had available for presentation to the court, said that Means was "hired to kidnap and kill" the baby; that he made the ladder used in the kidnaping; arid that the lumber yard, the name of which he gave, could confirm house and then made his attempt to rescue the baby. · The cause of the blaze is not known. Mrs. Brown said that an oil stove which she used might have exploded, causing the flames to spread rapidly. Coroner Is Summoned. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are a young married couple and had only the one child. Mrs. Brown was formerly Donnabell Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hans Johnson. She formerly attended the Britt high school. Coroner Kenneth F. Boughton of WALTER, WHY DID YOU GIVE THAT GORGEOUS BLONDE A COLD SHOULDER?-ISN'TSHE IN YOUR PARTY TONIGHT? \ SHE'S THE SISTER OF A FRIEND AND A BEAUTY--Bl/T SHE SHOULD READ UFEBUOY ADS.... 'B.O*60NE_ rrt FUN GOIN6 PLACES TOGETHER AGAIN ! YOU'RE SETTING PRETTIER BY THE MINUTE no* AND WISER, TOO, WALTER ! COULD HE HAVE SAID THAT ABOUT ME! PERHAPS THAT EXPLAINS PEOPLE'S COOLNESS-AND WHY WALTER AVOIDS ME... WHY DIDNT I USE LIFEBUOY BEFORE? ITS THE MOST REFRESHING SOAP I EVER USED. IT SMELLS SO CLEAN. AND IT MAKES ME FEEL SO FRESH ! Iowa Title Association to Convene at Keokuk KEOKTJK. M 1 )--The Iowa Title association will hold its convention here on June S and 9 it was decided in a meeting of the executive board in Des Moines. Ralph B. Smith of Keokuk is a member of the board. Illinois and Missouri will be invited to send representatives. McCune Gill of St. Louis, Mo., national vice president and James Sheridan of Detroit. Mich., national secretary, will attend. REPORT ON AIR RAID ON HARAR Ethiopia Charges Hospitals and French Centers Were Wrecked. R O M E , /P)-VThe Italian high command in Ethiopia reported to the government Monday the aerial bombing- of Harar, second city of Ethiopia, Sunday. In an official communique. Marshal Pietro Badoglio, commander of the Italian forces in East Africa, announced: "After the victory at Scira, our troops, having passed the Takkaze river, pushed their advance into the region between Uoldebba and Tzel- lemti, reaching Addi Arcai March 10. "Yesterday, 33 airplanes of the Somaliland air force bombed Harar in a mass action, striking their military objectives with visible efficacy. "Despite active resistance by antiaircraft batteries, none of our planes were damaged." DECLARE HOSPITALS AND FRENCH CENTERS WRECKED ADDIS ABABA, UP)--An Italian air raid which spread fire and panic throughout Harar wrought virtual destruction on that second city of Ethiopia, the government charged Monday, and wrecked several hospitals and French centers. A squadron of fascist planes, Ethiopian reports said, plunged incendiary bombs down on the strategic center 250 miles east of the capital and 30 miles south of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad for more than two hours Sunday, leaving the city in flames. Forewarned by scouting planes, however, most of the populace fled the city in terror, advices to the capital said, and few persons were believed to have fallen victims of the bombardment. An official communique, relayed by telephone from Harar to Addis Ababa, said 15 bombs struck the Egyptian Red Cross hospital there, several hit the Ethiopian Red Cross hospital and two fell near the Swed- sh hospital. 3 YEARlYCLE FAILS TO HOLD dumber of Influenza Cases in Iowa Past Winter Below Normal. DBS MOINES, UP) -- The three ..ear cycle theory of influenza epidemics failed to hold good, in Iowa his winter. '. n;- fact," X*. J. H. Kinnaman, :owa state child health director, re- orted Monday, "the number of in- luenza cases in Iowa remained .ow normal this winter." The three year periodicity theory of influenza epidemics developed from a study of United States pub .ic health service records, which in dicated influenza becomes mon prevalent every three years. If the theory had held true, Iowa and th rest of the country should have suf fered increased prevalence of th disease this last winter. Taken to Fort Dodge. IOWA FALLS--Dale Fosler and Laverne Hansen, implicated by con- fesions made by three youths arrested last week charged with auto accessory thefts, were arrested in connection with larceny from cars in Fort Dodge. They have been taken to Fort Dodge for trial. Taken to Independence. ALLISON -- Harlan Rofoff, 21 New Hartford, was adjudged insane at a hearing before the county commission here late Friday. He was :aken to Independence Saturday by Sheriff Henry Burma. Operetta to Be April 2. RIDGEWAY--April 2 is the date selected for the high school operetta, "Up in the Air." It will be given at the community hall at 8 o'clock This entertainment is being staged under the direction of Miss Lillian Neveln, music instructor at the lo cal school. I WISH MY SKIN AS CLEAR AND FRESH AS YOURS DOES! TRV LIFEBUOY! IT DOES THE MOST WONDERFUL THINGS FOR THE COMPLEXION! ·V TOT every voman can afford a glamorous wafci- lN robe, but mosr women fas have a glamorous, fine completion--merely by using Lifebuoy regularly. lifebuoy arouses sluggish skin, makes it glow with new life. And it flatten a good skin. "Patch" tests on the skins of hundreds of women prove it's more than 20% milder thac many so-called "beauty soaps." Ara you sure? Or do you worry? Lifebuoy osen never need to worry about "B. O." (todj tJer). Lifebuoy keeps you soft from offending. Bathe rcgohrly with it! Its creamy, soothing lather eticfae$ e«fy pore, routs ill imparities. Gives abandxnt lather in hardest ·water. Its own ftesh scent rinses awa;. Attend h ANDERSON QUITS RACE FOR SENATE Thinks Decision Ought to B Between Dickinson and New Deal. CLINTON--Arriving at the con elusion "that the field should be lef solely to Senator L. J. Dickinson Marion E. Anderson of this city ha announced his withdrawal from th republican senatorial nominatio race and released his friends. Th decision was reached, he said, afte campaign plans had been started u 90 of the 99 counties. "Only by this course." the Iocs man said, "can the voters of low decide in November whether the want the new deal or Senator Dick inson." Wood Expert Arch Loney, above, a federal wood expert engaged by Gov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey, compared the flooring of the attic in Bruno Richard Hauptmann's former house in The Bronx, New York, with the lumber used in making the kidnap ladder and then informed Governor Hoffman that Hauptmann had been "framed." L-oney's statement stimulated an open clash between Governor Hoffman and Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS Senate-Considers Capper stockyards bill. House-Considers bill lo increase capitalization of commodity credit corporation from $3,000,000 to $100,000,000. Ways and means committee starts hearings on new tax legislation. Appropriations c o m m i t t e e meets on four department (labor, justice, commerce and state) appropriation bill. Municipal Election Held by Sioux City SIOUX CITY. (P)--M u n i c i p a lection day opened with a light fal f snow and slippery streets. Fre- iction was for a vote of 25,000 oul f 44,500. Mayor W. D. Hayes is eeking a fourth term. His opponenl s Ralph Henderson, life insurant ian. Three other members of the resent council seek re-election They are D. S. Lewis, commissione: f finance; Gordon C. Hollar, public afety; D. A. Murphy, parks. Vlinnesotan Drowns When Boat Capsizes ST. PETER, Minn., IS 1 )--R. N. Cammack, 35, New Ulm farm labor- r, was drowned and his employer narrowly escaped .when their boat capsized as they sought to reach heir farm home isolated by the lood waters of the Minnesota river. Salary Increases Voted for Faculty in Leland LELAND--The school board met Thursday evening and voted substantial raises in salary for all the members of the faculty and also the janitor. Negro Held in Stabbing. DES MOINES. L¥--Police held Ben Johnson, 45, Negro, in jail pending the outcome of wounds suffered by George Jett, 58, Negro. Detectives said the stabbing occurred during a fight at Jett's home. Returned to Waverly. DES MOINES, t.T»--Bremer county Sheriff Frank Sager returned Ross Seward of Des Moines to Waverly on a charge of forging a cour order to obtain a .$215 inheritance. Inquest Undecided Following Sbooting of Spencer Boy, 5 SPENCER, (iT--Authorities reported that Coroner J. M. Sokol has not decided whether he will hold an inquest in the shooting of Keith Lindquist, 5, following- a birthday party here. The boy was left dying in the street when three playmates fled after a revolver they were examining discharged accidentally. Wife of Ousted Army Captain Kills Self SAN ANTONIO, Tex.. (/P)--Tragic news was waiting Monday for Harold K. (Duke) Coulter, hard riding polo ace and ousted army captain. His wife was found shot to death in her apartment Sunday with a revolver nearby. Her death was termed suicide. Comely Mrs. Coulter was one of the principals in a secret court-martial that led to her husband's dismissal from the army. The proceeding- brought an allegation tbat he was guilty of misconduct while he was married to another woman. Seek to Fix Blame in Train-Bus Crash BYRON, Ga., (.T 1 )--Investigators sought Monday' to fix the blame for the train-motor bus crash here in which 11 persons lost their lives Saturday night. Central of Georgia railroad officials sought to learn why their train thundered into the bus at a speed of 30-35 miles an hour. CANDIDATE FOR TOWNSEND PLAN Whiting in Race for Demo Nomination for Iowa U. S. Senator. I O W A C I T Y , (ff)--Samuel D. Whiting of Iowa City, candidate for democratic U. S- senatorial nomination, Saturday indorsed the Townsend pension plan and predicted democratic party leaders eventually will advocate its major proposals. Whiting's announcement of sympathy with Townsend principles marks him the first candidate for major party nomination, subject to a statewide vote, to wave the Townsend banner. Thus far Gov. Clyde L. Herring and Congressman Hubert Utterback, Us opponents in the democratic senatorial race, have not announced definitely their stand on the Townsend $200 a month for all over 60 program. "Enactment Inevitable." Whiting said rapid advances of the "machine age" make enactment of the plan inevitable. "I am for the Townsend plan or any other plan which will provide social security," he declared. "We must have old age security in this machine age, and the more machines we get, the faster the plan will come." Asked whether he favored the 5200 a month plank in Townsend doctrine, Whiting replied: Objected to Amount. "When I first studied the Townsend plan I objected to the $200 a month. But when I took this up with Townsend managers I found that this figure was merely a maximum, and had nothing to do with the plan in principle, "The principle of the plan being satisfactory, the amount to be paid must be worked out by congress. I am for the maximum amount of old age security which can be attained without burdensome taxation." Bible's Story Never Old to Mrs. Comer SHERMAN, Tex., L«--The story if the Bible is one that never grows ild to Mrs. Kibbie Comer, 89. In '8 years of steady reading she has read the New Testament 125 times, ie Old Testament, 63. Thieves Enter Stores, DES MOINES, (/PI--Thieves broke into three store buildings here over the week-end, but obtained little of value. 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