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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, APRIL 30 1936 Hampton creamery. A notebook in his pocket bore the name of Albert Fuldauer of Cleveland, Ohio. A driver's license, later identified ss having been stolen, bore the name of C. J. McKone of Lawlcr. Sheriff Nespcr described the slain man as of slim build, slightly more than six feet in , height, about 20 years old and vrith light brown hair. Mrs. Alex Miller, secretary of state under whose administration the state highway patrol was organized, said of Pape'a death, "this is a serious blow to us." Mother and Brother. Mrs. Charles 0. Pape of Dubuque, the officer's mother, came here Wednesday night to be at the bedside of her son. With hep were another son, Vern, and John Fuhrman, Dubuque Telegraph-Herald re porter who wag a teammate of Pap at the University of Iowa. Pape, formerly of Dubuque, ha lived in Muscatine' since his appoint ment to the military patrol. H was graduated from the University of Iowa ia 1929. Pape provided Iowa football fan; with two of their biggest thrills The hard-hitting halfback broke around end for a 67 yard touch down run in the Iowa-Minnesota homecoming game of 1928, afte the Gophers had held a touchdown lead most of the game. Irving Nel son kicked the point after touch down to give Iowa a 7 to 6 victory Eligibility Questioned. The next year the blond athlete circled end in the last two minutes for the touchdown which gave Iowa a 9 to 7 victory over Minnesota. During his junior year of competition at Iowa Pape's eligibility was questioned, but he was cleared after an investigation. Before the next season, however, he voluntarily admitted having played in a semi-professional game under an assumed name. He did not report for football in his senior year. After his graduation he played two seasons of professional football with the Portsmouth, Ohio team. He joined the highway patrol last year. Glen Schmidt, chief of the state bureau of investigation, definitely linked. Pape's assailant with a series of Iowa filling station holdups within the last week. Driving Same Car. Schmidt said the bureau's records showed that the night of April 22 two men driving the same car Pape challenged Wednesday held up a gas station at West Point. At that time .the car was carrying 1936 Iowa license plates 88-532, which had been stolen that morning at Delta. The same pair, driving the same car with the 1936 license plates, held up a gas station at Lawler, ·where they obtained McKone's drivers' license, en April 26. Later that day the men were seen driving the same car, but with Iowa license plates 58-2328, which were stolen at Wapeilo. · Two days later, April 28, the two men, still using the same car and license plates ,5S T 232S, held up a .filling station at Primghar. ·" The Minnesota license plates-- 5i9-451--were reported stolen at Luverne, Minn., Wednesday, Schmidt said. He had no-record of the other set of Iowa plates, 791652. Schmidt identified the assailant's gun, through its serial number, as one of four stolen at the Davenport armory. The gun battle was the first major encounter with firearms in which members of the state highway patrol have figured, although last September Patrolman James Machholz exchanged fire with an unidentified motorist at Sioux City in which neither was wounded. Funeral on Saturday. DUBUQUE, .(m~Funeral services for Oran H. Pape, 29, will be held here Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p. m. PAPE'S SLAYER OUT ON PAROLE Barton's Sentence of Two Years at Leavenworth Suspended. DAVENPORT, W---Koscoe Bar ton, 23 of Davenport, who was slain Wednesday evening near Fairpor after he shot and fatally wounde' Oran Pape, state highway patrolman and former University of Iowa foot ball star, committed the crime while on parole from the federal districi court, it was revealed Thursday. At the fall term of federal district court in 1934, Barton pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing government property and was sentenced to two years in Fort Leavenworth prison by Federal Judge Charles A. Dewey, who suspended the sentence and paroled Barton to Probation Officer Robert Pappen for a period of three years. · Youth Granted Leniency. The attorney who appeared as counsel for Barton during the trial informed Judge Dewey that the youth had an ambition to study at a college and become a good citizen Leniency was shown by the judge because of Barton's age. Barton was convicted at that time for the theft of pitsols from the Iowa National guard armory here July 8, 1934. He also stole 660 rounds of ammunition and a pair of field glasses. He was a former member of the battery unit. The weapon used in the shooting Wednesday was stolen from the armory here. It was one of four pistols taken on the night of April 17, last, when the armory was broken into. The same night the field bouse at the athletic field was entered and athletic equipment stolen. Check on Robbery. A state agent came to Davenport Thursday morning and conferred with Chief of Police Sam Kelly in an effort to learn whether Barton had a companion in the robbery of the armory here in 1934. The state officer said that Barton is believed to have had a companion in a series of filling station loldups in which he had been implicated. Chief Kelly informed the agent :hat Barton's companion in the armory robbery was known to iu'm only as "Bud." DEATH OF PAPE ANGERS SCHMIDT Wore Highway Patrolmen Are Needed, Declares State Bureau Chief. DBS MOINES,' (#?--Angered by 'hat he described asj "unnecessary isks Oran Pape was obliged to :ake" in his gun battle with a bandit near Muscatine, Glen Schmidt, state investigation bureau chief declared Thursday: "It was only after a gun battle with the Barrow gang in which a deputy sheriff was nearly killed that the legislature gave us enough money to buy machine guns. "I hope the legislature-will think over Nanny Pape's courageous fight and vote a larger highway patrol so that in the future patrolmen won't have to make their rounds alone. "He had two strikes on him when he started towards that car just because the patrol isn't large enough that "men' can cover the state in pairs." John Fiorenza Makes Plea of Not Guilty in Mrs. Titterton Killing NEW YORK, UP)--John Fiorenza 24 year old upholsterer, pleaded nol guilty Thursday to an indictment charging murder in the first degree in connection with the slaying of Mrs. Nancy Evans Titterton in her Beekman place apartment April 10. Judge Morris Koenig in genera! sessions gave defense counsel until May 5 to make motions and Dist. Atty. William C Dodge said be would like to have the trial as soon as possible. FOUND SHOT ON HOSPITAL STEPS Officers Try to Link Roberts With Burglary Attempt at Stanhope. DES MOINES. OT--Authorities sought to link Bert Roberts, 33, of Des Moines, found seriously wounded early Thursday morning on the steps of Mercy hospital here, with the attempted burglary of the Jacobson clothing store at Stanhope Wednesday night. Roberts, who has a criminal record, was discovered by Mercy nurses bleeding badly from a shotgun wound in his neck. Police took him to Broadlawns general hospital, where he claimed he was "shot behind a house in Des Moines by a man who didn't like me." After that he refused to talk. After his store was entered four times in the last year, Henry Jacobson, the owner, arranged for Everett and La Verne Snyder, cousins, to sleep in the store. Awakened by Rattling. "We were awakened," Everett reported, "by a rattling at a rear window. I grabbed a shotgun and slipped back to the window. I saw a man prying at the window. So I let him have it "The guy let out a yell and two 'ellows came running from a car, lelped him into it and fled south out of here towards Des Moines. "I shot at them again, but they ept going, though they shot back at us.' 1 Snyder reported there was a trail of blood from the rear store window to the automobile in which the robbers fled. Chief of Detectives Jack .A. Brophy reported Thursday that Hamilton county officers would come here to questions Roberts Thursday. "Roberts," he said, "has been in a lot of trouble around here. We had him in two months ago for investigation." Served Four Months. The wounded man's record shows he served four months in the 'Polk' county jail for assault in 1929. In May, 1932, he was sentenced from Jasper county to serve 10 years in Fort Madison prison for breaking- and entering at Newton. He was paroled in August, 1934. "There seems little question," Chief of Detectives Brophy said: "but that Roberts got his wound behind that Stanhope store." Authorities still are searching for Gail Schmuck, one of the Schmuck brothers gang of store robbers, who was arrested for the robbery of the Jacobson store last summer. He broke out of jail at Webster City while awaiting trial. Authorities credited the Schmuck gang with stealing more than $50,000 worth of merchandise from ADMITS SLAYING OF POLICEMAN Indianapolis Gunman Says He Fired Fatal Shot After Jewel Robbery. CHICAGO, CfB--Al Bartun, 31- year old Indianapolis gunman seized here Wednesday, admitted Thursday, Police Capt. John Egan said, that he fired the shot which killed Sergt. Richard Rivers at Indianapolis Monday following a $15,000 jewelry robbery the same day at Lima, Ohio. "Sure I killed him," Captain Egan of the Maxwell street police quoted Bartun, who also used the names Bordon and Harden, as saying, "I killed him because I didn't want to go to the pen, that's why." Also Under Arrest Also under arrest were Jack Becker, 31, Chicago, who Captain Egan said was named by Bartun as having disposed of jewelry stolen by mem- aers of Bartun's gang; his wife, Laura, 21; William Giftman, 26. a jewelry salesman, and a woman who identified herself as Bartun's common law wife. Margaret, 23. Rivers was fatally wounded dur- ng a gun battle in an Indianapolis physician's office where the policeman had gone to investigate a report that four men had taken a wounded companion there to obtain medical treatment for a gunshot wound. Parked Outside Hotel. Parked outside a North Side hotel where Bartun and his woman companion were seized, police found a stolen roadster which 'Bartun admitted using in his flight with thiee companions from Indianapolis. In he automobile police said they ound five revolvers, a repeating rifle and several hundred rounds of ammunition. Although Captain' Egan said no robbeiy loot was found on Bartun, the officer asserted approximately S200 worth of jewelry' had been found in possession of Bartun's woman companion and Becker. Captain jEgan said besides the fatal shooting and the Lima, Ohio, robbery Bartun also admitted par- "Happy Now" MRS. HAZEL DRAPER ticipating with three companions in a number of other robberies in Lima and Indianapolis. STOWAWAY ALL READY TO RETURN Mrs. Draper Cables Husband She's "Happy Now" and Will Go Home. LONDON, Eben S. stores throughout Iowa before It was broken up. SUMMARIES OF MUSIC CONTEST Ratings of Competitors at State High School Meet Are Listed. . IOWA CITT, C3)--Summaries of results in the state high school music contest follow: String bass solo--Superior, Lauretta King, Central Sioux City; excellent, Rosg Libby, East Waterloo; good, Millard Kent, Lincoln. Des Moines, Frances LeValley, Logan, and Anita Miller, Rolfe. Tenor solo -- Superior, George Bruner, East Des Moines, Robert Dugan, Stanley; excellent, Eugene Kutchinson, Estherville, R o g e r Hodgson, Hawafden, Robert Hanli- tan, Ida Grove; good, Leo Haid, Muscatine and Charles Hansaker, Nevada. Contralto solo -- Superior, Pearl Stullkin, East Sioux City; excellent, Ruth Meyer, Roosevelt, Des Moines, Dorothy Nelson, Jewell, Leona Da- LONGER MOTOR LIFE nd DIAMOND 760 Mote Oil vis, Mediapolis, Helen Kolyn, Orange City; good, Doris Moberg, Creston, Marcelynne Juneau, North Des Moines, Eloise Mosher, Jesup, Jane Fay, Nevada, and Helen Mitehee, Waukee. Miscellaneous Groups of Stringed instruments, class B-C--Superior, Cherokee, Story City; excellent, Cedar Falls, Sigourney; good, Vinton school for blind. Trombone solo--Superior, Melvin Frame, Abraham Lincoln, Council Bluffs, Robert Houlihan, Ida Grove, Virgin Freeman, New-hall; excellent, John Blumenschein, Ames; John Huston, Columbus Junction; James Cassel, Lincoln, Des Moines; Lloyd Nichols, Mason City: good, Howard Robertson, Centerville; Roy Swanson, Cherokee; Myra Stevenson, Quimby; Paul Campbell, Washington. Miscellaneous groups of brass instruments, class AA-A--Superior, Centerville, Iowa City, Mason City; excellent, Abraham Lincoln, Council Draper, who ship's officers said stowed away for a trans-Atlantic crossing on the Cunard liner, 'Georgic, while a 10 day search was being conducted for her, informed her husband by cable Thursday that she was "happy now" and would return soon. Mrs. Draper, 42 year old wife of a former state senator of Hopedale, Mass., wont to s London hotel after disembarking Wednesday from the Georgic. She received a cablegram from her husband Thursday morning and replied that she felt better and planned to return to New York on the Gsorgic's next westward voyage. Mrs. Draper disappeared recently from a sanitarium in Katonah, N. Y. Clarence S. Barnes, Jr., attorney for Draper, said Mrs. Draper had mailed notes to friends hinting at suicide. Faces Life Term for Time Clock Murders: of Elderly Couple LOS ANGELES, I.T)--Life imprisonment was in prospect Thursday for Gottfried Stettler, 25 year old chauffeur, convicted of the "time clock murders" of Mr. and Mrs. Carl S. Barbour, an elderly couple he had befriended. Although the state had asked the death penalty, a superior court jury recommended a life sentence Wednesday night after finding him guilty of first degree murder, arson and second degree burglary. Seven Men Carried Into River as Dam in Maine Gives Way LIVERMORE FALLS, Me., "~ Bluffs, Central Sioux City; Wilson, Cedar Rapids. good, BftCK B0H8 D-X and D-X Ethyl are the exclusively different motor fuels that provide needed lubrication to upper cylinder parts. Diamond 760 is the pioneer heat- resisting motor oil. With them your car will perform better...last longer. Make a trial purchase joday--at any D-X or Diamond station--under the money, back terms of the Diamond Trial Bond. Soprano · solo--Superior, Helen Mackenzie, Davenport; June Howard, Lohrville; excellent, Bertha Rhodes, Coon Rapids; Miriam Milles, Grinnell; Mary Lou Rusk, Mount Ayr; Mary Jane Heetlandj Sibley; good. Audell Betts. Cresco; Celia Vanarsdale, .Roosevelt, Des Moines: Margaret Menzies. Knoxville; Virginia Debutts, Melbourne: Marion Hospers, Orange City; Mary Walters, Toledo; Rosemary Begley, Valley Junction. Miscellaneous Groups of Brass Instruments, Class B-C -- Superior, Spirit Lake; excellent, Ida Grove, Guy Wilbur was reported missing and six other men were carried into the river when the coffer dam at the Otis mill gave way Thursday morning. Rain and snow above Livermore Falls had caused river waters to rise. The seven men were working on the dam when the west side gave way a.nd washed down the river where it crashed against the dam at the Livermore mill. Chain Letter Rage Returns to Newton NEWTON, The chain letter Logan. Northwood, Winton; Nevada, Sigourney. good, "Ahead of the Parade" P-lK AMi;p;;;GQN;fiNE : N.t^£^ Baritone-Bass Solo -- Superior, Reginald Winter, Buffalo township, Lester Bashara, Central, Sioux City, Charles Buchanan, Valley Junction; excellent, James Cassel, Lincoln, Des Moines, Gordon Myers, Finchford, Clair Henuerlider, Onawa, John Conklin, Osage, Robert Blaylock, Osceola, Glen Johnson, Underwood, James Owen. Washington; good. Fred Dancio, Davenport. Mixed Chorus--Class B--Superior, none; excellent.'.. Eldora, Hawarden. Lake Mills, LeMars, Mount Ayr, Toledo; good, Cresco, Guthrie Center, Sigourney. rage t which ran its course in many communities last year, returned to Newton Wednesday with new business methods. A central office was set' up by the plan's directors, a stenographer handling the business of writing down 10 names on a voucher used for making payments, collecting money and paying it out. Nevada Poultry Firm Fined $10 and Costs DES M O I N K S , (J)--Federal Judge Charles A. Dewey fined the Nevada Poultry company, of Nevada 510 and costs after the company pleaded guilty to violation of the pure food and drug act. In passing sentence, however. Judge Dewey indicated his belief the violation was unintentional. Training School Held. HUTCHINS--A follow-up meeting of the women's extension work was held at the home of Mrs. | Henry Weiland in Orthel township. Eleven, representing three school districts, were present for the lesson on interior decorating given by Mrs. Weiland. The next training school will be held at the home of Miss Anna Paulson in Britt. West Waterloo; excellent, McKin- Miscellaneous Groups of Stringed ley. Cedar Rapids. Central, Sioux Instrument!!, Cla?s AA-A--Superior. City, East Sioux City, East Water- Roosevelt DCS Moines, Mason City, | loo; good, Burlington. BOARD TO PROBE SAFETY AT SEA Roper Says Group Will Be Named as Result of Complaints. WASHINGTON, (/P) _ Secretary Roper announced Wednesday a special board would be set up immediately to investigate "complaints about conditions aboard ships said to affect safety of life at sea." The commerce secretary said the conditions to which he referred had been reported to him by east coast striking seamen. .He told his press conference the board would be comprised of three members, one appointed by the commerce department, one by the attorney general and one by the secretary of the treasury. He said he had written Attorney General Cummings and Secretary Morgcn- thau requesting them to appoint members to the board as soon as possible. Questions of procedure, Roper said, and whether public hearings win be held, are for the board to decide. Decision to appoint the board followed receipt by the secretary of a report of shipping conditions received from Representative Marcantonio (R., N. Y.), which covered about 100 pages. Roper said that immediately upon receipt of the report Wednesday ie instructed Assistant Secretary, J. Monroe Johnson to proceed with an investigation "of all matters set 'orth in the report which concerned j ie department of commerce." Makes 100 Per Cent. WEST LIBERTY, UI')--Application is pending in the district court of Muscatine county for the payment of a 5 per cent dividend to rtc- .positora of the former CitizeM Savings bank of West Liberty. If allowed the payment would permit the return of 100 per cent of depos- itors' claims. The bank entered receivership in 1931. Plan Lodge Convention. CLARKSVILLE--The tri-county convention of the Rebekah lodge, Butler, Bremer and Blackhawk, will be held .at Cedar Falls Thursday, May 7. In Critical Condition. SWEA CITY --· Miss Elna Berg, music instructor at the Bode high school, was brought to her homo isre, in a critical condition from an Kfection of the brain. She was aken ill while at Bode, taken to the «tercy hospital at Fort Dodge and ater brought to her home here. Special Lower Long Distance Rates Every Night Every night between 7 p. m. and 4:30 a. m., there are special lower rates on long distance calls. These lower rates also are in effect all day Sunday. 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