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MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 9 1936 ELEVEN I 1 1 PROBE ATTEMPT TO WRECK TRAIN Wife of Engineer Accused of Plot to Get His $3,000 Life Insurance. PENSACOLA, Fla., C3')--Escam- bia county authorities Thursday dug deeper into an alleged plot by an attractive 10 year old housewife and her lover to wreck a railroad train on which the woman's husband was the engineer, so they might collect his $3,000 life insurance and be free to marry. The principals, Mrs. R. W. Vann 'of Ferry Pass and Earl Travis of Castleberry, Ala., steadfastly denied the conspiracy charges placed against them by Sheriff H. E. Gandy. Travis, a carpenter who is several years younger than Mrs. Vann, was quoted.by the sheriff as admitting an affair with the engineer's wife but declaring "that's no crime." 10 Years Old. The husband, 70 years old, more than six feet tall, weighing well over 200 .pounds and a veteran on the short line between here and Flomation, Ala., reported two recent,;attempts to wreck his train but repeatedly declared his belief that "my wife is innocent." Her bond was-tentatively set at $5,000 and the .husband said .he would try to furnish it. He sat with his arm around his wife while authorities were questioning her and even refused to believe Travis' story of an affair with Mrs. Vann. The wife was arrested Wednesday morning, her fortieth birthday. Mrs. Vann has :i grown daughter by a former, marriage. Sworn Statements. Sheriff Gandy said he held the sworn statements of two Negroes that Mrs. Vann planned the engineer's death to obtain $3,000 life insurance and freedom to marry a younger man. Sheriff Gandy said there were 25 passengers and crew of eight on Vann's Louisville and Nashville railroad train when the attempt was made to wreck it at a curve near here. Â· The plot failed, Gandy asserted, because spikes were removed from tie inside rail at the curve and the train was supported by the undisturbed outer rail, where most of the weight'rested. 70 CONTESTS IN MUSIC FESTIVAL State Competition Will Be Held April 30, May 1, 2 at Iowa City. IOWA CITY--Seventy contests, a record number, will comprise the official program' of the state high school music festival' at the University of Iowa April 30 t May 1 and 2. The 1936 program lists a total of 34 events, one more than last year. Twenty-two of these are for individuals and the other 12 are for groups. Groups in 4 Classes. Contestants in all of the solo events are grouped in one class, regardless of the size of the school from which they come. But the groups'are divided into four classes, AA, A, B and C, according to school enrollment, so there will be a total of 48 group contests. Only one addition has been made to the list of events since last year. That is the snare drum solo, to be held for the first time in the festival. Other changes since 1935 are the reduction of playing time for the viola, 'cello, string bass and harp solo events. . 5,282 Here in 1935. Last year. 5,282 pupils competed in 69 contests, and the ratings included 113 superior, 172 excellent 142 good and only S average or below. It is expected that fewer competi tors will appear here for the 1936 meet, since only the winner of superior rating in sub-district and dis trict meets are eligible. In the past, numerous winners of excellent rating were certified to the festival in events in which no superiors were given. Estate Pays Tax. DBS MOINES, UP)--The estate of Frank M. Dusey of Creston paid a state inheritance tax of ?1,398 on a taxable Value of $13,316. All Ruled Out! BUTTREYS OPENS STORE IN CITY Formal Opening From 8 to 10 P.M. Thursday Night; Place Redecorated. Buttreys. a new store for the juniors, misses and women at 101 North Federal avenue completed arrangements Thursday Â£o hold an open house Thursday evening from 3 to 10 o'clock, with souvenirs for each woman attending. The building, formerly occupied by the Palais Royal women's store. has been remodeled and redecorated. Ultra-modem decorative schemes in white and brown have been used. New lighting fixtures, giving an indirect effect, have been installed. The entire'room has been covered with carpet. To Include Snorts Wear. The front of the store is occupied by a modern small wares section, which will include the latest in sports wear. A shoe section done in brown and wite with green boxes adds contrast and color. The chairs are white. A beautiful setting is provided for millinery with mirrors and tables for convenience. The store has a large garment section with the newest type of fitting and selling rooms which include double mirrors. 'The personnel of the store con- sists of the following: Grover Reip, Minneapolis, manager; A. L. Van Osdel. Minneapolis, manager of the shoe department; Mrs. Grover Reip, Minneapolis, in charge of garments. In Personnel. The remander of the personnel, all Mason City residents, consists of Miss Helen Johnson, in charge of office and credits; Mrs. Marion Bppestine, in charge of sportswear; Miss Anita Chizek, millinery; Mrs. Marie Augustine, dresses: Miss Juiia Mann, underwear and hosiery; Mrs. Gladys Brb. coats and suits. A woman who will be in charge of alterations and two other local girls have been employed and will report for duty later. Euttreys is an aggressive organ' ization operating exclusively women's stores in Minneapolis and other towns in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, and Montana. Mr. ajid Mrs. Kcip have been with Buttreys 14 years, managing stores and have recently been on the buying staff at Minneapolis office headquarters for Buttreys. Van Buren Is Candidate for Lieutenant Governor WEST UNION--George J. Van Buren of Fayette county has announced himself a candidate for the republican nomination for lieutenant governor. White glazed curbstones are being made by a London fireclay company. $10,000 Auto Accident Case Is Set for Trial in West Union Court WEST UNION--When the trial jury reports for duty in Judge H. E. Taylor's court next Monday, the first three cases set for trial are in order the following: Bessie Pcarce, administratrix, vs. C. N. Freligh; Ethel Hovcy vs. Firemen's Fund Insurance company, and Clarence Rommel vs. H. J. Nehring, sheriff. In the Pearce case, the mother of a young boy who was killed when struck by an auto July 4, 1934. on the street at Alpha is suing a Wau- tonui physician, the driver of the car. for S10.000 damages. In the Hovcy ease the owner ol a house which burned at Bralnerd. is suing the insurance company for 51,200. the amount of a policy of insurance carried. In the Rommel ease a Waterloo youth is suing the sheriff of Fay- ettc county for S10.000 damages for alleged fa'lsc arrest and search. Vale Looks Back to 1VJ2. NEW HAVEN, Conn. (UP)--A recent survey by Yale authorities shows that Yale's youngest graduate received his sheepskin at the age of 15 years and 26 days. He was Charles Chauncey. who was graduated in 1792. Federal Judge Halsted L. Rlt- ter of Florida, in Washington where he is fighting charges at his impeachment trial before the senate sitting as a court, is shown with trunks loaded with evidence ruled out by the senate. AT THE HOSPITALS Mrs. Elias Kelroy, Clear Lake, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a. minor operation. A son weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces was born to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Burger, 517 Seventh street southeast, al the Story hospital Thursday. Mrs. Earl Pattschull and infanl n, 32 Twenty-fifth street southwest, were dismissed from Hie Park hospital Wednesday. Mrs. Frank D'Hearn, 535 Tenth street northwest, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday following a major operation. A. J. Jensen, route 4, was admitted to the Story hospital Wednesday fot treatment. A son weighing 7 pounds lo ounces was bom to Mr. and Mi's. M. R. King, 1209 Pennsylvania avenue southeast, at the Park hospital Wednesday, Mrs. Melvin Olson and infant son, 935 Twelfth street northeast, was dismissed from the Mercy hospital Wednesday. Ellis Wharam, Manly, was admitted to the Story hospital Wednesday for treatment. DIETING TO Dangerous Fat Cut out fat meats--you don't need them--eat sensibly of lamb, lean beef, fish and fowl. Go light on butter, .cream and sugary sweets--eat fruit and veg etables in variety. Gain in physical charm--look younger--feel younger.^ Maryland lady writes: "I've lost exactly 21 Ibs. and am so happv to get rid of that bulky fat. My skin is clearer and I feel so much better." Mrs. N. S. 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