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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 21, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII JTVZ CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PHES8 WISH SEKVICB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 90 ROYAL FUNERAL TO BE NEXT TUESDAY New Ruler of Britain Edward Was Fairly Well Known in Washington EDITORS NOTE Charles P Stewart Is thoroughly familiar with British royal procedure hav ing been chief of a news bureau In London for four years By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA King Edward VIII as h e undoubtedly will be called Edward is the first of his sever al baptismal names was fair ly well known as the Prince o I Wales in Wash ington That is to say he paid two or three visits to Uncle Sams cap ital and while they were short he attracted plen ty of attention On each of these occasions he was a guest at the white house He was an informal specimen of at the presiden tial table in a very ordinary busi ness suit rather baggy in the Eng lish fashion and somewhat in need of pressing In at least one instance he had on a colored shirt with a soft collar And a bowler hat as they describe it on Piccadilly He was dressy enough to wear spats how ever Not Interviewable The prince never was interview able but he made speeches at ban quets I dont recall that he ever did so in the United States indeed but he Jid in many other parts of the world He considered it part of his pnnce ly job to boost Britains export trade and he was good at it And although he turned a deaf ear to the questions of newspaper scribes he was extremely accom modating to news cameramen Prob ably he was afraid of being mis quoted but realized that he photo graphed attractively Visited Long Island for his calls at the white house his highness made no appear ances n Washington society but he t spent a week or so several years ago as a guest of some of the smart i set on Long Island during which he attended numerous tony functions The girls he met all appeared to iike him immensely He was nice to the girls too from all accounts t Why he still remains a bachelor must puzzle them It puzzles the English anyway 1 and the chances are that with his coronation it will begin to annoy them A bachelor prince was all very wej a bachelor king up isets every past precedent since j Queen she wasnt a king cither I Coronation of George I was a correspondent in London E myself at the time of the corona tion of the incoming monarchs fa fther King George and of the lat ters wife Queen Mary Through Lord Kitcheners fault it was a fizzle as a pageant His lordship had charge of ar rangements for the parade Fearful that the crowds would become un c manageable he had barricades built across all streets intersecting the line of march intending to close them when he thoaght the throng had reached reasonable proportions The populace however didnt like the idea of being cooped in thus and the result was that only the skimpiest kind of a turnount mater ialized Became Popular Kuler Kin George nevertheless devel oped into a popular ruler In reality of course he did no gen eral ruling but for all that he had more or less actual political influ ence His judgment was good and his ministers gave heed to his sug gestions He was not very spectacular voung Edward is likely to arouse more enthusiasm than his father Queen Mary now becoming the queen mother had a reputation while still a princess for mamtam ine the upper hand Gossip was that she was severe with husband family and household at times But as a queen she became known for her re gal of Idward vn The death of the present Ed wards grandfather Edward VII was much like that of his son King He succumbed to an attack of bronchial pneumonia which made short work of him but waa not rec Iowas High Court Upholds Duckworth DECLARES JUDGE GUILTYOFERROR Lawyer Not Guilty of Contempt Refusing to Testify DES MOINES Jan 21 Iowa supreme court ruled today that Max E Duckworth former Wood bury county attorney was not in contempt of court when he refused to testify against Attorney General Edward L OConnor The ruling written by Justice W K Hamilton of Sigourney held that District Judge Earl Peters who pre sided at OConnors gambling con spiracy trial at Sioux City erred when he cited Duckworth for con tempt and sent him to jail All justices concurred in the opin ion which pointed out the question of whether a witness waives his constitutional immunity by testify ing under subpena before a grand jury had never been determined be fore by the Iowa supreme court He Claimed Immunity Duckworth claimed immunity when called upon to testify in OConnor trial concerning an al leged slot machine protection syn dicate involving the attorney gen eral He declared this testimony might incriminate him and said that he testified before county graft grand jury under threat of indictment if he failed to do so In upholding Duckworth the jus tices said that where a witness is subpenaed before a grand jury and gives testimony that such testi mony is not voluntary and that im munity is not waived Havner Is Overruled The court also overruled Special Prosecutor H M Havners conten tion that Duckworth having testi fied once in a criminal action could not refuse to testify again The opin ion held that a grand jury investi gation and a trial in open court are two different legal actions Grand jury proceedings are secret the justices said and what is said there the public is not privileged to They did not rule on Duckworths claim of duress and coercion in con nection with his grand jury testi mony declaring We do not find it necessary to determine this 38 Days in Jail The former county attorney who faced by disbarment proceedings recently surrendered his certificate to practice law spent 38 days in jail on the contempt citation Termed a key witness against OConnor by the prosecution Duck worth was cited Nov 19 Alter two hours in jail he was released pending the courts decis ion on whether it would review the citation On Nov 23 former Chief Justice J W Kintzinger granted the review but vacated the stay order which kept Duckworth out of jail Duckworth was released Dec 30 but required to post bond to be for feited if he failed to answer sub pena in a retrial of the OConnor case The release was pending fur ther ruling of the supreme Dickinson Urges His 6 Point Farm Plan WASHINGTON Jan 21 advocating his six point farm plan as a solution to the farm problem Senator L J Dickinson charged that the only definite con clusion of the Roosevelt admin istration since invalidation of the AAA was a determination to con tinue farm subsidies until after the election ON THE INSIDE HENRY WALLACE Court Orders Justice Questioned by Wallace ON PAGE 11 The World Mourns a Editorial ON PAGE 4 Manslaughter Trial in Court at West Union ON PAGE 7 Funeral for Wesleys Oldest Resident Held ON PAGE 7 Emmetsburg Child Is Burned to Death ON PAGE 2 Iowa Court Upholds Theater Bank Nights ON PAGE 12 WPA Funds Allotted for Adult Education ON PAGE 12 Iowa Share of Bonus Around 40 Millions DES MOINES Jan 21 mating Iowas share of the bonus at around R J Laird department adjutant of the Iowa American Legion estimated that about Iowa veterans would receive adjusted service certificates if the new bonus bill becomes a law ognized as particularly serious un til almost the end I was in Lon don covering the story at the The king even smoked a ci gar a few hours before dying Father and son alike were chunky men of the build to lend itself to pulmonary illnesa IOWA MERCURIES GET ON UPGRADE Bitterest Cold Spell This Winter Begins to Relax Grip DES MOINES Jan 21 temperatures were on the upgrade today as the winters bitterest cold spell relaxed its tenacious grip Zero readings and above were more in order today as compared with the subzero marks of as low as 30 degrees below zero which opened the week The weather bureau here forecast rising temperatures in western Iowa tonight and over the entire state to morrow Last nights low was 10 below at Spirit Lake while Charles City had an official reading of 6 below and other sub zero marks included 6 be low at Mason City 3 below at Wa terloo and 2 below at Sioux City Snow fell this morning at Charles City and Davenport The weather bureau forecast more snow for the northern part of the state late to night or tomorrow and in the south portion tomorrow SPENDING AIMED TOWARD SOCIAL SECURITY BEGUN House Adjourns for Day Out of Respect for Late King WASHINGTON Jan 21 Congress embarked today on the long spending trail aimed to lead to social With the expensive bond bonus redemption bill expected to go to the white house tomorrow a com mittee recommended to the house that be appropriated to finance the security plan through I the first six months of 1936 It had been estimated would be I needed to help the aged alone I to aid the young and for the blind As in the bonus instance no taxes to pay the costs were included Senate in Recess The senate wag in recess and the house adjourned without transacting any business out of respect for the late King George So consideration of the new appropriation had to await its turn along with the pro posed neutrality and farm relief legislation Little difficulty over ultimate approval was expected The security funds were included in a deficiency appro priation bill The committee recom mended permission to payoff than in federal cotton loans out of funds already available to the treasury The house resolution offered by Chairman McReynolds of the foreign affairs committee said Sympathy Is Expressed Resolved that the house of rep resentatives of the United States of America has learned with profound sorrow of the death of his majesty j George V and sympathizes with his people in the loss of their beloved sovereign Resolved that the president of the United States be requested to communicate this expression of sentiment of the house of represen tatives to the government of Great Britain Resolved that as a further mark of respect to the memory of King George the house do now Wallace Seeks Action A militant demand by Secretary Wallace for practical and immedi ate action on the farm problem by congress and the administration to day preceded a white house confer ence on plans for replacing AAA Openly questioning the justice of the supreme courts action in or dering of impounded processing taxes returned to manu facturers Wallace said the money returned in most cases already had been passed on to consumers or back to Joining President Roosevelt and Secretary Wallace at the white house were Attorney General Cum mings Chester C Davis who ad ministered AAA Secretary Morgen thau and congressional chieftains New Monarch of Great Britain KING EDWARD VHI New King Flies to London to Hear Parliament Give Its Oath of Allegiance TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy snow In north portion late Tuesday night or Wednesday and in south por tion Wednesday colder southeast rising temperatures in west Tues day night rising temperatures Wednesday MINNESOTA Occasional light snow probable Tuesday night and Wednesday rising temperature in northwest Wednesday after noon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period lending at 8 oclock Tnuesday morning Maximum Monday 8 Above Minimum In Night 6 Below At 8 A Tuesday 1 Below The upward swing of the mercury was well under way Tuesday al though the temperature still lacked several degrees of being what could be described as sultry By G H ANDERSON The Associated LONDON Jan new title KingEdward VHI was used for the first time tonight when parliament met to swear allegiance to the eldest son of the late King George V The new king the former Prince of Wales came to Londan dramatic ally by first English monarch ever to hours after he saw his father die in Sandring ham house 100 miles Capt the Rt Hon Edward Alger non Fitzroy speaker of the house of commons was the first to taka the oath He swore allegiance to his majesty King Edward VIII his heirs and succerrors according to the Council Takes Oath Then he signed the roll The next to take the oath were Prime Minister Baldwin Neville Chamberlain chancellor of the ex chequer and Sir John Simon home secretary The public use of the title fol lowed a meeting of the privy coun cil at which the 41 year old king had given his declaration and re ceived the councillors oath of alle giance The privy council session was at St James palace The council which was in session just under an hour heard Edward intone this ageold declaration King Edward Swears I Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David do solemnly and sincerely in the presence of God profess testify and declare that I am a faithful member of the Protes tant Reformed church by law astab lished in that I shall according to the true intent of en actments which secure the Protes tant succession to the throne of my realm uphold and maintain said en actments to the best of my powers according to After his entrance into St James through streets lined with thou sands of subjects the new king went to Buckingham palace to see his brother the Duke of Gloucester with whom he talked for half an hour Gloucester is ill with a cold Afterward he went to York house his official residence as the Prince potato control act to Wales to attend a meeting of Substitute Is Offered j naval military police and royal Davis forwarded to Senator Me household officials to discuss the ar Nary the republican leader an ad ministration substitute for his mea sure to authorize a ap propriation for productioncontrol Several Developments The meeting was only one of sev eral developments during the day dealing with the farm problem The house appropriations commit tee included in a deficiency bill an allotment for paying cotton growers holding AAA contracts for their 1935 crop the difference between the market price and a 12 cent guarantee It was estimated from to would be needed The committee cut the budget bu reaus request for for the benefit payments prior to AAAs in validation The substitute would authorize an appropriation of mak ing available for rental and benefit payments and adminis trative expenses incident to their determination and payment It also would authorize a sum equal to the unexpended balance of funds here tofore established in the sugar con trol Auto Injuries Fatal medieaval pageantry in the Jan 21 afternoon an auto train crash four miles west of Elk Point were fatal to Clarke Russell of Merril Iowa rangements for the ceremonials of the next few days Proclamation Wednesday His proclamation as king will be given tomorrow morning The body of the late king will be brought to London Thursday King Georges be laid in state in Westminster hall from Thursday until next Tuesday Jan 28 when it will be taken to St Georges chapel of Windsor castle for the last funeral rites From Westminster hall to Pad dington station a full state proces sion will accompany the body The dramatic modernity of Ed wards morning flight gave way to late The privy council assembled in St James for the socalled acces sion meeting at which the king makes bis first official declaration and the councillors pledge their al legiance to new sovereign Pomp anifCeremony The meeting took place with all the pomp and ceremony of tradi tional ritual Only a few members of the cabi net were especially summoned to at tend the regular council session but today a group of more than 300 in cluding one woman Margaret Bond field a labor leader were allowed to attend Prime Minister Baldwin headed the arriving councilors whose au tomobiles blocked the mall for a quarter of a mile The lord mayor and aldermen of the city of London wearing levee dress and also mourning known as mingled with the cock hatted sworded and buckled gov ernment heads and church digni taries garbed in ecclesiastical pur ple Pilot at Controls The new King modern to the last degree took off at a a m CST from the Bircham Sandringham on the 100 mile flight to London with his brother the Duke of York heirpresumptive to the throne Although Edward flies his own plane his private pilot sat at the controls for todays flight He and the Duke of York had worked with palace officials throughout the early morning draw ing up final plans for King Georges funeral and the new kings formal accession A big crowd was assembled at the airdrome to see the new monarch Welcome Is Silent They saw Edwards sleekbodied red airplane glitter in the morning sun circle wide over the airdrome then come down to a perfect three point landing Since cheers could not be raised the welcome was silent Men took off their hats and women curtsied Dense throngs lined St James street and other thoroughfares lead ing to St James palace to watch Edwards first entrance as king Bells tolled and guns boomed in London and throughout the empire signaling The king is dead Long live the Ships Fire Salutes An hour after the bell of St Pauls cathedral began its mournful dirge his majestys ships whether at home or abroad began firing guns at minute intervals in honor of the late king EVery British ship and naval es tablishment throughout the world lowered colors to halfmast to re main there until George is laid to rest at Windsor The bells of St Georges chapel reechoed at Windsor near London where one of the saddest tasks of her life befell the Duchess of York The late kings only granddaugh ters Elizabeth and Margaret Rose retired last night without knowing their grandfather was dying This morning the duchess who is con valescing influenza pneu monia had to tell them Blinds Tightly Drawn The blinds of the royal lodge at Windsor Great Park where the mother and and third in the line of succession to the QUEEN MARY BEARS UP BRAVELY UNDER HER BEREAVEMENT Body of George V Removed to Little Parish Church Will Lie in State in Westminster Hall From Thursday Until Funeral Time ed guard over the body to stay tiere all through the night The funeral of King George V will be TueSday Jan St Georges chapel of Windsor castle in London The body will lie in state in West minster hall from Thursday until the time of the funeral The beloved old sovereign died as he had always wished in the quiet and peace of his Norfolk country estate just before midnight last night with the family he loved at his side An official announcement said the had gone by air1 bereaved queen mother Mary was By CHARLES P NUTTER Copyright 1336 by The Associated SANDRINGHAM Jan body of King George V was started tonight on the slow journey which during the next few days will per mit thousands of former sub jects to view the face of the dead sovereign for the last time The body was removed from San dringham house where George died at p m yesterday to the lit tle parish church Georges eldest son the Prince of plane to London to take up the scepter relinquished by the 70 year old king Escorted by Guards The body of George in a coffin was taken on a hand bier escorted by a detachment of grenadier guards through sleet and rain The kings piper played a wailing lament as the procession moved along the church walk The members of the royal family made the journey by automobile Six workmen of the Sandringham estate carried the coffin from the death chamber to place it on the bier They were dressed in corduroy breeches and leather jackets The workmen themselves mount in residence were tightly drawn Undertones of Grief The huge bowlshaped Whisper ing Gallery of St Pauls cathedral throbbed with undertones of grief as the vast church was packed with mourners at a special memorial ser vice at noon The sobs of women mingled with the solemn chanting of the choir in toning the twenty third psalm The Lord Is My A human touch showing the ner vous strain under which the new king was burdened came when he stepped out of the royal coach at St Jamess palace Hatless he walked briskly into the palace between the stiffbacked sentries who stood at present arms with their rifle bayonets glinting in the sun A moment later the new king hurried back to the car to retrieve a package he had forgotten The guna in Hyde park boomed dully across Whitehall as tens of thousarids of spectators watched the car vanish into the palace grounds Wait Patiently Outside They still stood patiently wait ing outside hoping to catch another glimpse of their new kingemperor The new kings first public notice issued at Buckingham palace read The king commands that the court shall wear mourning for nine months from this day for his late most gracious majesty King George V of blessed memory The court is tc change to half mourning Tues day July 21 The formal coronation of the new king in accordance with precedent will not take place until more than a year hence when the mourning period will have ended The 70 year old King George was crowned more than 13 months after his accession in 1910 Tolling bells and booming salutes of 70 for each year of the late kings guns ashore and at sea symbolized the mourning of a nation and an empire Business at Standstill The business life of Britain came largely to a standstill The stock ex change and commodity exchanges were closed but little more than a brief suspension of business was ex pected for the death of the monarch did not affect basic business condi tions Many theaters closed voluntarily and many persons decided to observe the mourning period rigidly with the royal family although the new king was likely to issue a request that amusements and all other normal activities be carried on uninterrupt ed When King Georges father King Edward VII died in 1910 the court issued a notice that the public was expected to put themselves into de cent which consisted of black ties or black arm bands for men and black or grey dresses for women bearing up with magnificent cour age1 today World Shares Sorrow With the vast empire and virtu ally the entire world sharing their sorrow the princess royal only daughter of King George and Queen Mary and other members of the royal household went to Saint Mary of Magdalenes church this morning for a holy communion service The service waa conducted by the archbishop of Canterbury who only a few hours before had given a last blessing tothe dying king1 Unlike the remainder of the countryside where flags whipped at halfstaff in a strong wind the royal standard on the little church flew from the top of its pole A symbol of the last half of the slogan the king is dead Long Jive the king the standard always flies at full staff signifying that the British empire is never without a ruler Weep and Pray The late King George four days after ness he contracted succumbed at a sudden ill oclock majestys body to St Mary Magdalenes church here late p m CST last night to com plications arising from a severe cold bronchial catarrh and a heart burden too heavy for the frail form to bear Steeling themselves for the double ordeal of burying the dead king and proclaiming the new sovereign Queen Mary and her children wept and prayed over King Georges bier as the empire of subjects waited to do him homage After comforting his mother Queen Mary in their hour of grief the 41 year old Prince of Wales conferred with court officials this morning before hastening to London to be acclaimed King Edward VTH Respecting their privacy the saddened subjects and neighbors of the bereaved family left them to their sorrow From high and low from all parts of the earth came messages of condolence Broadcasts were dis continued and London crowds were hushed Rests Before Altar The court decided to transfer his of in the day to rest temporarily before the altar as did the bodies of his mother Queen Alexandra his broth er the Duke of Clarence and dale and his youngest son John The church only 600 yards from Sandringham house is connected with the royal residence by the footpath over which the late King George and his queen walked on their way to and from worship The youngest son of King George and Queen Mary is buried in the church Confers With Brothers The estate stirred anew with ac tivity after the hush of the kings dying hours as the servants pre pared fot the last departure of their master The new king conferred with his brothers and court officials con cerning funeral arrangements Interment will tako place at Windsor just west of London on the Thames and seat of one of the traditional royal residences King George probably will go to his last resting place in a vault there beside the bodies of his fath er King Edward VH Charles I and Henry VEX Here in Norfolk near the bleak coast 100 miles northeast of London the neighborsubjects mourned the passing of the country squire sportsman churchgoer and family man they had known for yeara Devotion to Duty Elsewhere fa the empire it was King Georges devotion to duty which inspired the British   

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