The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa on April 9, 1936 · Page 7
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The Mason City Globe-Gazette from Mason City, Iowa · Page 7

Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, April 9, 1936
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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 1936 SEVEN It 20 TO BE CALLED INWENDELGASE Mercer County Grand Jury to Probe Retracted "Confession." TRENTON, N. J., (/P)--Prosecutor Erwin E. Marshall of Mercer county announced he would subpena "about twenty" persons Thursday for the county grand jury's investigation of circumstances surrounding Paul H. Wendel's retracted '"confession" of the kidnap-death of Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. The investigation is to be resumed next Tuesday. In Brooklyn, District Attorney W. F. X. Geoghan pushing a parallel inquiry, reported he may have located the house where Wendel said he was tortured into signing the confession, which he later repudiated. Answers Description. The house, Geoghan said, is in the Sheepshead bay section of Brooklyn, answers Wendel's description, and a rear window looks out on an incinerator such as Wendel described. Gustav Lockwood, a state motor vehicle inspector, whose automobile figured in the Wendel case, received r. subpena Wednesday night from the prosecutor's office to appear before the Mercer county grand jury. Parker on List. Marshall would not name any others to be called before the grand jury, but it was understood the list included ElUs H. Parker, chief of Burlington county detectives, Mrs. Emrna Hading, his secretary, and Walter Yoos, her brother. James S. Kirkham, the Mercer county detective who formally charged Wendel with the crime in a dramatic move the night before Bruno Richard Hauptmann was to die in the electric chair for the kid- naping, is also expected to be called. Lacerated Hand Proves Dead Shark Can Bite DURBAN. Natal, (UP)--A dead shark severely bit a. man here. It bad been landed by a. local fisherman, and the youth, a visitor, was eager to take a photograph with its mouth open. So he tried to prop the paws apart with a stick. The stick slipped and the shares jaws snapped shut on the man's hand, ripping the palm open. Bobsledding in Tropics HONOLULU, (UP)--Bobsledding in the tropics is enjoyed by Hawaiian school children. Reviving an ancient sport known as houla, the youngsters ride stubby wooden bobsleds down a slope covered with dry grass. They whip down their 100- yard course at 25 miles an hour. Mrs. Surfus Dies at Bristow; Funeral to Be Conducted Friday BRISTOW--Mrs. Lilla Coonley Surfus died at her home, southeast of town, Tuesday night of a complication of disease?. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p. m. at the home and burial will be at Oak Hill. Mrs. Surfus was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles T. Cocnley who were associated with the business and social affairs of the town 60 years ago. She was married to A. L. Surfus in 189* and they have continued to reside on the farm where they established their home. The husband, A. L. Surfus and two sons, Leland C. of Maynard and Lyle C. of Bristow and an adopted daughter, Mrs. William Voights of Phoenix, Ariz., and three granddaughters constitute the family remaining. RATBITEFATAL TO JOHN RUST Rites for Goodell Man to Be Conducted Friday at Home, Church. GOODELL--Funeral services for John Rust, 58, who died in a Mason City hospital from pneumonia and poisoning- caused by a rat bite, will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home and 2;30 at the United Brethren church. The Rev. H. Herlein will officiate. Ten days ago while he was hunting eggs in a manger in his barn, a rat bit him on the hand, resulting in complications. He was recovering from pneumonia when he died. Surviving are his widow, a daughter Edna, who teaches at Floyd; Miss Nat Baird of DeWitt, brothers and sisters. He was born at Amsterdam. Campus Favors Brothers. NORWALK, Ohio, (UP)--When it comes to looks, the Shadles have it at Mount Union college in Alliance. Harry Shadle of Norwalk was chosen most handsome man on the campus for the second straight year. His predecessor was his brother, Austin, who held the .title three years in succession. Study of Hawaiian Popular. HONOLULU, (UP)--Of 98 students registered in the Hawaiian language course at the University of Hawaii, only seven are Hawai- iana Among the others who want to learn H'-'.yaiian are three bank presidents, four attorneys, eight housewives, and 13 stenographers. Use of electric power in Great Britain increased 12 per cent last year. Wrecked Schoolhouse Marks Trail of Southern Tornado Y.M.C.A. Tour Abroad for 300 Is Planned NEW YORK, (UP)--Three hundred youths from Big Ten universities, colleges and high schools throughout the United States, who will comprise the 1936 "University of Foreign Travel" of the Y. M. C. A., will form the largest contingent of'students to sail on one ship when they embark on the Pilsudski July 7, according to J. C. Clark, director of the "World Y Tours." The liner will make a special stop at Lcith, near Edinburgh, Scotland, to permit the youths to disembark. When they arrive in Europe, the young men and women will be divided into 28 groups, headed by university professors, football coaches and high school teachers. Although each group will have its own itinerary covering from four to eight countries, all will visit the Olympic games in Berlin. Train Stops Without Jerks. LONDON, (UP)--A new electric train, which stops and starts without any noticeable jerks, 13 in operation on London's underground system. It is equipped with a new system of controlling electric current, devised by an Italian engineer Town Has First Auto Dcuth. SPANISH FORKS, Utah, (UP) This city recently recorded its first auto fatality in its history--Dean S. Morgan, 5, killed when he was struck by a speeding car. Great Britain now has 90,000 persons with incomes exceeding $10,000 a year. LOOSE ENDS'IN LINDBERGH CASE Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean Favored Life in Prison for Hauptmarin. WASHINGTON, (.«--Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, who paid $104.000 for a fake investigation Of the Lindbergh kidnaping soon after the child was stolen, says there were "too many loose ends" in ths case to warrant Bruno Richard Hauptmann's execution, "They could have locked him up for life." she added in an interview. "It is all very confusing, hut 1 do not think it was a one man job. It will all be solved in time because so many people are interested." The wealthy Washingtonian revealed she has received "awful" letters, some containing; threats, as a result of her interest in the case. She disclosed also that the late Charles Curtis, former vice president, bad sent Gov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey to discusa the case with her here some time ago. Mrs. McLean declared she hadn't given "a nickel" to Hoffman or anyone else, however, to finance efforts to save Hauptmann from the electric chair. Gaston B. Means, a one time justice department agent, now is in prison for defrauding Mrs. McLean by pretending to arrange for payment of the Lindbergh ransom and return of the child shortly after the kidnaping. Copyright Memphis Commercial Appeal photo from Central Press Association. Riddled and twisted, this wrecked schoolhouse at Tupelo, Miss., bore mute evidence to the violence of the storm which shattered southern communities In five states. This picture shows the recently completed ijilO.OOO schoolhouse after the storm had leveled the business and residential urea of the once prosperous community. Property damage mounted to millions as hundreds were left; homeless. EYES EXAMINED--GLASSES FITTED Lensei Ground--Frames Soldered, Broken Lenses Duplicated While You Wait. LOWEST PRICES DRS.WELLS-KITCHEH dPTOMEtRISTjr 1101/2 N- Federal Phone 1326 GOODELL MAN DIES SUDDENLY Frank Quigley, 72, Victim of Heart Attack; Leaves Wife, 4 Children. GOODELL--Frank Quigley, 72, pioneer resident of this vicinity, died at 4 o'clock Thursday morning, an hour following a heart attack. He was apparently in good health previously. Mr. Quigley was one of three Irish immigrant boys who came to this vicinity when he was 18 and played an important part in community activities. Surviving are his widow, three sons, a daughter and a sister. He was an important contributor to the local Catholic church, which was built in 1925. Funeral services will be conducted at the Catholic church, probably Saturday. China is to have a new fleet of coastwise steamers. Sprmg stfg^ests rejwenatfon, newness . . . and we leave it to you if there is aaytiung q,u4te so lifting to or»e's spirits as beautiful rtew clothes. In short we invite your approval of our collection. .j SUPER-SAFETY TME! ...» MILEAGE MAKER TOO! The L". S. 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