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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 22, 1936, Mason City, Iowa TWO MASON CITY GLOBEGAZETTE FEBRUARY 22 1936 FILE CHALLENGE OF GUFFEY ACT Kentucky Coal Companies in Brief Presented to High Court WASHINGTON m A brief contending congress hag no power under either the commerce clause or the taxation clause of the con stitution to regulate the production of bituminous coal or the intra state sale thereof was filed in the supreme court Friday by Kentucky coal companies challenging the Guf feyact The brief was presented prepara tory to arguments March 11 on validity of the legislation The law for regulating the soft coal industry also has been challenged by James W Carter Virginia and West Vir ginia coal operator The Kentucky operators lost in the federal district court for west ern Kentucky The brief asserted regulation of the coal business is exclusively within state control In this act it added congress has undertaken to regulate the en tire business of bituminous coal mining under the pretext of execut ing its power to levy taxes and to regulate interstate commerce The regulations cover not only the production of coal but the sale thereof whether made in interstate commerce or intrastate commerce and as these regulations are not separable the entire act must fall even though it be conceded that congress has the power to regulate the business of selling coal in in terstate commerce Brazil to Unfreeze 30 Million Dollars in American Credits WASHINGTON Brazil ian government and the Bank of Brazil Friday signed an agreement with the National Foreign Trade council by which it is expected to unfreeze up to 30000000 in American credits frozen in Brazil Under its terms creditors with claims of less than will be paid in cash Creditors for larger amounts will be given 56 serial notes payable monthly until the to tal amount has been liquidated be ginningJuly 1 SORENSEN 61OF THORNTON DIES Heart Disease Is Fatal to Farmer After Illness of Two Years A Sorensen 61 died at his farm home 214 miles north of Thornton late Friday after noon from heart disease and compli cations following an illness of two years Mr Sorensen was born in Den mark Feb 24 1874 He came to the United States in the fall of 1893 and located near Thornton where he has since lived He was married to Lena Bramsen Feb 16 1898 Sur viving Mr Sorensen are his wife and one son Harry C Sorensen who lives on a farm near his parents and two grandchildren Although confirmed a Lutheran Mr Sorensen had been a member ot the M E church at Thornton for the past nine years Funeral services will be held at 1 oclock Sunday afternoon at the home and at the M E church with burial in the Thornton ceme tery The Rev M L Carver pastor will officiate assisted by the Rev A G Heddle of Thompson former pastor here MISSOURI GIRL BEST PIE BAKER Muriel King Hancock Iowa Ranks Fourth in Cherry Pie Contest CHICAGO sinking their teeth into pies baked by con testants from 10 states judges Fri day declared Miss Cornelia Linhardt 19 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs A M Linhardt of Lohman Mo to be the champion cherry pie baker of the United States The contest was held under the sponsorship of a national cherry week committee at a loop The Mor rison hotel Miss Liuhardts pie won her 5100 and a trip to Washington D C for herself and her chaperone Miss Lou Dillon of Lobman Second place went to Miss Gladys Whitwood of Hall N Y Other place winners were Third Miss Murna Nick route Duluth Minn fourth Miss Muriel King of Han cock Iowa and fifth Miss Sara Sanipieri Erie Pa Sunday at Local THE GOLDEN TEXT Luke servant can serve two masters for either he will hate the one and love the other or else he will hold to one and despise the other Ye cannot serve God and mammon BAPTIST Penn crosses State street Church school and morning worship at the P G E auditor ium a m church school C E Oeschger superintendent a m divine workship Preaching by the pastor Theme My Steward ship and His Cross No training classes in evening No meetings in the church this week because of cold weather Friday Feb 28 at p m Worlds Day of Prayer at the Y M C Lee Lewis pastor St at 8 and Rosary and benedic tion 4 p aThe Rt Rev JamesK E Kurtassistant Holy Family Second street northwest Sunday masses at 7 8 and a m The Rev R P Murphy the Rev A J Bohrer and the Rev William Mullen assistants Lehigh Catholic every Sunday at 9 a m Confessions before mass Catechism 15 minutes after Rev A J Bohrer CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ Washington and Third street north west Sunday services 11 a m Sub ject Mind Sunday school a m Wednesday evening testimon ial meeting p m Reading room east end of church Week days 11 a m to 5 p m CHURCH OF CHRIST school Shan non Kollman superintendent morn ing worship vocal solo by Wallace Allen sermon Feeding the Altar Flame Christian En deavor high school and young peoples departments Evening ser vice sermon Where Do You Stand1 EPISCOPAL a m Holy communion 11 a m morning prayer with ser mon The Rev Albert H Head rec tor of St James church of Oska loosa iii charge parish notes to be handed to the Rev Mr Head before the 11 oclock service Meeting of the vestry immediately following the 11 a m services EVANGELICAL Adams avenue north west Sunday services at the church again this Sunday conditions per mitting Sunday school morning service for worship meetings of the three groups of the young people evening service The Rev R H Aurand expects to preach the sermon Monday senior league business and social meeting Wednesday midweek services Thursday 2 the W M S meet at the C Brunemeier minister LUTHERAN Fourth and Fifth streets on North Deleware av enue 9 a m Graded Sunday school and Bible classes 10 a mEnglish service 11 a m German service The pastor will preach on David And The Eleven Gadites A Type of Christ And HisFollowers accord ing to 1 Chronicles 12 815 Monday evening the adult class meets at the parsonage at Tuesday evening the English council meets at the home of Jacob Weitzel Wednesday evening at 7 and Saturday morning at 9 Confirmation instruction Thursday evening the German coun cil meets at the home of George A Hinz pastor East State crosses Connecticut avenue a m The Church school 11 a m Di vine The sermon theme The Blind Mans Thing I Know That Whereas I was Blind Now I See John Pre lude Choral Concone Anthem Cast Your Cares Upon Him Pe trie Offertory Minuet in G De cevee Postlude Gavotte Pastorale Shackley Sunday p m The Luther league Monday p in The Confirmation class of instruc tion Wednesday p m The la dies guild Wednesday p m The Third Week Lenten Vespers The sermon theme Then Came the Day of Unleavened Bread The Sacrament of the Holy Communion Wednesday p m Church choir H Kampen pastor Fifth and Jer sey southeast Sunday school at Morning worship at Ser mon With Jesus to Jerusalem Evening service at Luther eague devotionals Board of admin stration Monday at Dorcas so ciety Thursday at Guest day Address by police matron Hostess es Mrs Carl Isaacson Mrs Chris iVednesday service i Ssijir Choir rehearsal Wednesday at Lu ther league Thursday at 8 Commit ee Abin Larson George Guertin June and Robert Sjostrand Confir mation ilass Saturday at T Erholm pastor Our Jefferson and Twentyfifth street southwest Morning worship at 9 sermon theme True Greatness Mark 10 32 to 45 Music by junior vested choir Sunday school at 10 with classes for all ages Confirmation classes Saturday at 0 Ur ness pastor St Sixth street south east Graded Sunday school 9 a m Helmer Kapplinger superintendent Ella Woisnak secretary and treas urer American services at 10 am Theme Christs Battle Song by the choir German services at 11 a m Text St Matthew 4 111 The Luther league will meet Tuesday evening at 8 oclock for a social eve ning Elizabeth Lauer and Carlton Mall will serve The first Lenten service in German on March 4 8 p m The pastor will attend a commit tee meeting of Elementary Christian Education at St Paul Tuesday and perhaps Wednesday of which he is a member Senior choir Friday Boys choir E G Mall pastor South Pennsylvania avenue Early service a m Pre lude Miss Lucille Gravlie Sermon The Way of the Cross 1 Cor 1 131 Sunday school and Bible classes at a m J C Odden superin tendent Morning service a m Prelude Mrs J O Gilbertson Ser mon The Way of the Cross 1 Cor 1 131 The Waldorf Seminar group of Forest City will provide a guest program at the Luther league Fireside Hour at 5 p m The board of deacons will meet Monday at p m The executive commit tee of the Ladies aid and the presi dent of all the circles will meet at the church Tuesday at 2 p m to plan for the visitation of the mem bers and friends and the placing of the MastersPennyamealplan con tainers in the homes for the special Lenten offering for the support of the Christian schools missions and charities of the church Lenten serv ice and Bible hour Thursday at p m Topic The Prophets Vi sion of the Worlds Redeemer Isaiah chapter 2 Sunday school teachers meet Thursday at 7 p m The Washington circle meets Wed nesday at p m hostess Mrs Gideon Auck 808 North Jackson avenue Confirmation class Satur day 8 a m and p m Sixth and seventh grades at a L N Wigdahl pastor North Delaware Sunday school and Bible hour at 9 a m Mrs W Parsons Superin tendent Miss Hannah Schonhovd parish worker Morning worship at a m Sermon The Way of the Cross 1 Cor 1 2131 The Waldorf Seminar group will have charge of the evening service at p m oclock Luther league at p m Confirmation class Saturday at 9 a L N Wigdahl pastor METHODIST church school Queen Esthers will meet with Home Builders Church of Youth morning worship Sermon theme Time Born Men Special music Pastoral Rockwell Sun of My Soul Sudds Calm As the Night Bohm March Anderson No young peoples service in eve E Flynn minister Sixth street southwest Sunday school morning worship evening service The young people will meet in the in termediate room Wednesday after noon at 2 oclock womans prayer circle in the A B Robinson home 17 Thirteenth street northeast Church prayer meeting Thursday evening The world day of prayer will be observed at the Goodwill SUPREME COURT IN NEWS AGAIN Decision on TVA Gives New Deal Two Victories in Eight Rulings NEWS OF THE WEEK By The Associated Press Methodically deliberately Charles Evans Hughes whiskered chief justice of the United States read from the paper before him in the crowded tense supreme court cham ber Minutes passed No inkling of the nature of the decision fell on the spectators The Tennessee Val ley act like the man in Matthew Arnolds epic poem was poised on the top of a wave teetering uncer tainly and with it teetered another piece of the new deals basic phil osophy of planned economy Then the import of the decision began taking shape TVA or that restricted portion of the law ruled on was legal In a word the court held congress might legislate to construct dams to control naviga tion and floods and to provide for the national defense congress might contract for privately owned trans mission facilities to carry surplus power to market The court did not rule on the wis dom of TVA on the legality of the undertaking onthe constitutionality of the governments competing with private industry in the field of elec tricity manufacture 8 Starts 2 Victories The decision 8 to 1 Justice Mc Reynolds dissenting marked the new deals second victory in eight starts before the supreme court The other was the gold clause cases The results commentators agreed might be threefold First the gov ernment actively may engage in other hydroelectric development work Plans in fact have been drawn for setting up authorities in the Mississippi valley on the Red river to serve parts of Texas and Louisiana and in the state of Washington to serve the Pacific northwest Second the larger ques tion of TVAs constitutionality may come before the court eventually in more justifiable form Third the decision blunted criticism leveled at the court on other recent decisions and relieved its critics of some of Lhe thunder they might have in ended using in arguing for con stitutional reform The week in congress saw a fight mpending on taxes President Roosevelt bided his time on sug estions for financing the new stop jap farm program cheered by sharp ncreases in internal revenue collec ions WPA reported jumps in the number of persons on work west Friday afternoon at Young peoples meeting Friday eve Ling in the W Schmidt minister a m morning worship and sermon Theme Behold Your King 11 a m church school Carl Grupp su perintendent 2 p m Young peo ples meeting Marian Thornblade leader At a m church school C K Kinney superinten dent a m morning worship and sermon Theme Behold Thy King Music by the chorus choir Mrs Leon H Woodward director and accompanist 2 p m the younger group of the League will meet with Maxine Black as leader p m the Wesley League will meet with Ruth Kinney as leader The Ladies Aid will meet Thursday afternoon hostesses to be an nounced Sunday morning The choirs will meet this week on Thurs day instead of Wednesday evening Galbreth minister Union Memorial church school devotional service 11 a m sermon by the Rev J C Mc Ginty 5 p m Epworth League p m Sermon by the Rev J C McGinty Services will be held in the parsonage to save fuel Annual conference will open April 1 in St G Glaspie pastor PRESBYTERIAN First North Washington at Ninth a m church school 11 a m morning worship The pastor will speak on The Mes sage of Kagawa Lawrence Cain will sing O Troubled Heart Be Still Hamblen Organ selections by Miss Ruth Stevens include Com munion Batiste Pastoral Scene Indebuehl and Processional Fry singer 5 p m the high school fel lowship p m the forum will have a patriotic devotion service followed by moving pictures All persons are invited Friday the World day of prayer is to be observed by a meeting in the Y M C A at p m Mrs Knutson of Clear Lake will speak All missionary societies are spon soring K Davies minister East a m Sunday school 11 a m adult Bible class I 0 O F 2 p m Sunday school 3 p m K Davies chaplain MISCELLANEOUS Alliance Gospel North Delaware Rev John Douglas will speak both morn ing and evening The subject of the morning sermon wil be Carest Thou Not That We Perish and the evening sub ject will be Cain the SelfSuffi the young peoples service at The Ladies Missionary Prayer band will meet at the parsonage on Wed nesday afternoon at E S Freligh pastor Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day SaintsHiY room Y M C a m church school a m preaching El der O B snuggins in charge was more emphatic There the soldiers who fought Bolivia in the war so bloody as to make the ItaloEthiopian conflict look like a manual of control as a protest against the peace ef fected by the diplomats It threw further light on the exiling last month of Colonel Rafael Franco now provisional president He was forced to flee for his communist activities Fresh Italian victories on the northern front with Ethiopian losses estimated as high as 20000 coincided with reports of a revival of the triple entente broken up by Italy in 1914 The pact which diplomatically isolated Germany sanction burdened Italy and Austria discussed would join the hands of three Mussolini and Prince Starhemberg Rome heard Emperor Halle Selas sie of Ethiopia was suing for peace The reports were not substantiated from Addis Ababa Snow and Gas A snowslide killed six near Man cos Colo A series of gas explosions in mains under Utica N Y led to evacuation of the business district for more than 24 hours Isadore Blumenfield Kid Cann was acquitted of murdering Walter Liggett crusading newspaper edi tor at Minneapolis Thirtythree seamen were taken off the wallowing Greek freighter Stefanos Costomenis in the stormy Atlantic by the ship City of New port News Sixteen thousand workers were on strike in three Ohio cities the most serious walkout paralyzed a big rubber company plant At Lowell Mass a surgeon op erating 50 feet above ground in zero weather amputated the arm of John McCoy caught between the control cab of a traveling crane and a steel girder 29 Die in Fire Twentynine died in a film fire at Valparaiso Chile Fivp firemen lost their lives bat tling a fire at Columbus Ohio Bruno Richard Hauptmann was resentenced to die in New Jerseys electric chair the week of March 30 no new evidence to warrant a retrial was made public but Gov Harold G Hoffman said he regard ed the Lindbergh kidnaping as still unsolved Died Roy D Chapin motor man ufacturer former commerce secre tary James H Robinson historian Thomas S Shibe baseball magnate Hiram P Maxim inventor Alex ander pantages showman Dr Mar cus Rothschild medical specialist Brigadier General W il 1 i a m L Mitchell commander of U S air forces in France Leonard Kip Rhinelander figure in a sensational annulment suit 11 years ago 000 Arms at a Price The senate approved an appro priation of 51730000000 to pay the soldiers bonus and to provide farm subsidies While the senate and house ap proved an extension of the old neu irality law for another year the senate munitions committee com pleted receipt of testimony on traf fic in war materials which it said indicated graft in sales to South American revolutionists The Rev Charles F Coughlin ra dio priest and Representative OConnor New York democrat en gaged in a long distance conflictat verbs to the delight of the house OConnor backed down on a threat to kick the priest along Pennsyl vania avenue from the capitol to the white house The house voted to investigate schemes for raising money in con nection with drives for old age pensions to which sponsors of the Townsend nlan replied we welcome it Bearing amendments giving the secretary of agriculture broad pow ers to adjust farm output the stop gap farm bill to replace the invali dated AAA was passed by the house and sent back to the senate for re consideration Tammany announced Alfred E Smith would run as one of its dis trict delegates tc the democratic national convention Election in the New York primary April 2 is a foregone conclusion So Smith will have his chance to take a walk if Mr Roosevelt is renomin ated A Regular Tiger But those who ought to know doubted whether any sizable portion of the Tammany delegation of 23 would follow Smiths lead Rather they are expected to adhere to the leadership of James J Dooling head of Tammany Hall who in turn is expected to prove regular when Mr Roosevelts name comes up Townsendites were divided on the question of entering the California primaries On a tour of the middle west Postmaster General Farley praised the new deal attacked the recovery policies of the Hoover administra tion and observed that for the first time within his memory an admin istration has been called upon to defend itself for restoring prosper ity Victory for the socialists and their extreme leftist allies in the Spanish elections generally was attributed to a heavy anarchosyndicalist vote Spaniards with monarchial leaning were reported flocking to Gibral tar for safety A score of persons was killed in rioting and at isolat ed points communist outbreaks oc curred The net result is expected to be a strengthening of the republic against the fascistinclined rightists and a further restriction on Cath olicism Beyond a reestablishment of civil liberties the new regime torn by disunion is not expected to go Soldiers in Politics A political upheaval in Paraguay ANOTHER ARREST SEEN IN MURDER Alleged Confession in Death by Clock Double Slaying LOS ANGELES re cheked an allegecd confession later repudiated in the strange double death by the clock case Satur day and said another man may be taken into custody shortly for ques tioning Detective Captain Burt Wallis said Fred Stettler 25 told him that he killed the elderly managers of a boarding house Mr and Mrs Carl S Barbour and then contrived an electrical mechanism to bum the bodies after he fled Captain Wallis quoted Stettler as saying robbery was the motive Later Captain Wallissaid Stet tler denied the story and named a used car dealer as the man for whom he wired together a watch and an electric heater containing gasoline a device capable of start ing a fire at a specified hour I made the machine which was found under the bed and this man and I tried it out together to make sure it worked Captain Wallis quoted Stettler as saying I delivered the machine to the man near the Arbor house and that is all I know about it now Captain Willis said the man would be Questioned by police He may have had an accom plice said Captain Wallis Were going to check the man he named but I believe that he was there at the time the crimes were commit ted Iowa Liquor Stores to Resume Schedule DE MOINES liquor stores will resume normal operation from 9 a m to 9 p m Monday Bernard E Manley liquor commis sion chairman reported Saturday They have been operating this week only from 11 a m to 7 p m tc conserve fuel during the coal shortage Mrs Miller to Speak HUMBOLDT Nebr Alex Miller Iowa secretary of state will speak on traffic safety here March 31 and April 1 at the district confention of Womens clubs Answers TO QUESTIONS ON PAGE 1 1 McReynolds 2 March 30 3 Acquittal 4 Representative John OConnor of New York 5 Paul Redfern 6 John Hammill of Britt 7 Alfred E Smith 8 Germany and Austria 9 Spain 10 Eusebio Ayala WEEK NOTABLE IN HISTORY OF IOWA Worst Winter in 117 Years Finally Decides to Let Up Somewhat THE WEEK IN IOWA By The Associated Press is the week which will go down in history as the week the worst winter Iowa has endured in 117 years decided to let up a little After more snow and drifting and bitter temperatures early in the week the weather took a turn for the better Temperatures mounted above zero Thursday over the state reaching a high of 32 above at Keokuk and climbing into the twenties above at many other points They suffered a sinking spell Thursday night as light snow sifted over the state but climbed back again Friday and the outlook was even warmer over the weekend As a result highway crews were able to get most of the drift block ades removed from trunk highways railroads got most lines back on schedule and the coal shortage eased off materially The weatherman thought that while winter still isnt over it prob ably wont assail the state again as viciously as it has during the last month longest and bitterest stretch of cold weather on record But he added dont forget that spring isnt due until March 20 June 1934 Martin Norton forged a check at Mount Pleasant He got a 10 year sentence in Anamosa reformatory Last month he threw himself up on Richard Renicks Negro prisoner who went berserk killed Guard Capt Charles Strickel and was get ting the best of Guard C H Hall Together Norton and Hall sub dued Renicks This week Norton got his re ward The state board of parole ordered his release next June He will have served only two years of his sen tence days before Park E Findley died at Louisville Ky last summer he married his house keeper Mrs Grace Miller When his bridewidow started settling his estate she told the court she could find little of the ealth she believed Bindley who at the time of his death was on leave from his post as state in vestigation bureau chief possessed She obtained a court order to open a bank safety deposit box Findley shared with his sister Miss Rieka Findley There was nothing in it Then the bride widow asked a special probate hearing During the hearing this week Findleys sister said she possessed more than worth of bonds stocks jewelry and cash her broth er gave her last April When Findleys widows attor neys sought to question her further she obtained an injunction halting the probate hearing until the court decides whether they are entitled to do so HOLD LINDBERGH CASE SUSPECT Arrest 35 Year Old German for Illegal Entry Into United States SANTA ANA Cal 35 year old German was arrested Fri day for illegal entry into the United States after an Informer told offi cers he resembled a man involved in the Lindbergh case Fingerprints and a description of the man Alexander Christian Wit ten have been sent to the depart ment of justice in Washington for checking Investigation of Witten started after a man whose name was not disclosed told Sheriff Logan Jackson that Witten resembled a man de scribed in a detective magazine as telling a Rev Mr Burns in New Jersey that he had knowledge of the kidnaping and murder of Charles A Lindbergh Jr Franklin Davis immigration offi cer stationed here procured a war rant for Wittens arrest He said Witten who has been collecting aba lone shells at Newport beach near here making them into lamps came to Orange county about two years ago Witten came to the United States 12 years ago as a stowaway on a German boat said Davis Witten was arrested by Davis and Deputy Sheriff G F McKelvey and lodgedin the county jail here as a federal prisoner First Law Graduate of Drake Succumbs ELLENSBURG Wash eral services were held here Sat urday for E G Grindrod 85 pion eer homesteader who died Thurs day Although he never practiced law relatives said he was the first graduate in law of Drake univer sity Des Moines Iowa American Abducted in Mexico Released ETZATLAN Jalisco Mexico T C Fancuf American min ing official abducted by Mexican in surgents Feb 10 was released Fri day Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Hears Senator Bachman D Tenn read Washingtons fare well address Judiciary subcom mittee considers nomination of Edwin R Holmes of Mississippi for circuit court bench House Hears farewell address read by Representative McLean R N J Appropriations commit tee meets on regular departmen tal supply bills FRIDAY Senate In recess Agriculture commit tee heard testimony from Will Clayton on cotton business House Passed new farm bill 267 to 97 Naval affairs committee con tinued hearings on auxiliary ship construction Ways and means committee studied bill on income tax filing SANCTIONS BODY PLANS MEETING League Group to Assemble March 2 to Consider Oil Embargo By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Foreign Staff The league of nations sanctions committee was summoned Saturday to a special meeting March 2 to con sider an oil embargo against Italy as new reports arose in Rome that Emperor Haile Selassie was look ing toward peace The Ethiopian emperors foreign minister at Addis Ababa immediate ly denied that the negus had ad vanced peace proposals the league On the battlefronts of northern East Africa the black shirted legions of Marshal Pietro Badoglio were reported advancing on Amba Alaji new objective since the cap ture of rocky Amba Aradam Vote War Penalties The league committee whose IS members originally voted the war penalties against the fascist nation for aggression in East Africa has two proposals before its special ses sion 1 Application of the proposed oil embargo as an additional sanction with consideration given to addi tional embargoes of steel coal and iron 2 Consideration of the report of the special committee of experts which reviewed the effectiveness of the oil sanction against the aggres sor nation The committees report made the success of the oil sanction dependent on the willingness of the United States to hold American oil exports to their normal volume Offer of Protectorate The Rome reports of Emperor Selassies latest move for peace de clared the Ethiopian commander was considering an offer to estab ish a league protectorate over his empire but his position on cession of territory was not defined At the Ethiopian capital Bel laten Gueta Herouy the foreign minister disclaimed the Italian ad vices and said no proposals had been made to Geneva or elsewhere Continued bombings and some patrol engagements were reported along the southern front Leaves for Vienna Diplomaticsources at Rome said that Sir Eric Drummond British ambassador to Italy was to leave Saturday night for Vienna in an ef fort to stave off formation of an ItaloGermanPolishAustrian coali tion Importance of Sir Erics trip to Vienna was stressed by diplomatic sources despite the ambassadors declaration that he was making the journey to see his dentist ISSUED IN SPAIN Unconditional Freedom to All Political Prisoners Is Calming Influence By ALEXANDER H UHL CopyjiKht 1930 by The Associated Press MADRID general am nesty decree offering unconditional freedom to all political prisoners lent a calming influence to Spain Saturday but radicals persisted in some sections in their riotous cele bration of the leftist assumption of power The fresh disorders carrying on the demonstrations in which 27 per sons have died since the leftists de feated the former government cen terrightist coalition in last Sun days parliamentary election cen tered in southern Seville province There rioters raided churches in the towns of Saucejo and Fuentes burning images and furniture while demonstrators in the town of Pen aflor stormed another church de stroying images and pews Elsewhere peace prevailed gen erally with only a few scattered disorders reported The amnesty decree adopted by a unanimous vote of the permanent parliamentary commission after brief deliberation yesterday was drawn up for probable publication in the official Gazette later today to become effective immediately The freedom order affected only persons imprisoned for political or social offenses many of them left ists held since the October 1934 socialist revolution PRISONERHERO GREAT ATHLETE Martin Norton to Be Paroled in June Midwest Grid and Cage Star By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Dally Tress Bureau DES It from Martin Norton the Anamosa pri sonerhero crime docs not pay but neither does professional athletics Norton 29 a famous football and basketball player a few years ago will leave the state reformatory at Anamosa on parole next June as a reward for saving a guard from an enraged Negro convict So meritorious was Nortons part in subduing Sam Renicks who went berserk in the reformatory Jan 19 that the state board of parole had the former allAmerican high school basketball player in for an inter view during a hearing at Anamosa several days ago The boards ac tion granting the parole was taken Thursday Star With Pro Team The muscular skill which took Norton to the was a star on the Green Bay Wis crack professional football team in 1926 in handy that January Sun day morning on the third tier of cells in the state reformatory Ren icks slugged Guard Charles Strickel with the latters own club when Strickel entered the Negros cell Then the prisoner picked the guard up and threw him over the railing Strickel plunged 35 feet to his death Renicks next attacked Guard Charles Hall who came running to aid Strickel The battle ended only when Norton came to the rescue of the guard and subdued Renicks Norton is know throughout the middlewest for his athletic prowess At Central high in Mianeapolifj he was a great hall carrier a flash on the basketball floor a baseball play er tennis champion and individual cross county champion at some time or other from 1918 to 1921 His basketball work was so bril liant that he was accorded all American mention Entered Holy Cross In 1922 he went east and entered Holy Cross In 1923 he quit college and spent two years playing pro fessional football with the Min neapolis Marines in the National league While no clippings are available it probably is safe to say he was known as the mighty atom in pro ranks because of his short 5 feet 7 inches stature Next he entered De Paul univer sity in Chicago and won four let ters in football basketball baseball and trackAfter this time out period as an amateur he1 joihefithe Packers and coached at Ripon Ctf lege in Wisconsin at the same timi In 1927 he played at Rock Island in the American league in the same backfield with Elmer Layden one of Notre Dames famous Four Horsemen Duke Slater former Iowa U allAmerican tackle also played on that team Cheered in Winter The cheers were just as loud in the wintertime for Norton Basket ban teams on which he played in clude the barnstorming Huskies from Muscatine the Minneapolis Globe Trotters the Chicago Big Five the Denver Tigers and many others Coaches and sports experts all over Iowa including Coach Os sie Solem at the University of Iowa remember his deeds on grid iron court and track The the roar of the crowd faded out gradually to be replaced by sil ence and the monotonous tramp tramptramp of prison routine The glamor around profesional athletics is not worth following ac cording to Norton In communica tion to the board of parole com menting on the fact that the de pression had been anything but kind to professional sports he said Easy Come Easy Go which is one of the reasons why it is a poor policy to follow a professional career It spoils ones future Easy come easy go When you are through your future is but a shadow Brilliant though he would have been Norton is said to have refused even to take part in sports at Ana mosa He is through with the off tackle smash and the pivot play in basketball even from a standpoint of exercise Norton went in for the sales end of the magazine business when the depression seriously curtailed pro fessional sports His record in this calling seems to have been good Then one day he is alleged to have forged two checks totaling We knew that Morgan was tied up with war loans to the great powers But is it true that the mid get lent money to lanta Constitution if t R Movie Stars Armed With Shotguns to Protect Their Pets HOLLYWOOD Cal stars took up shotguns Saturday to guard against a dog poisoner whose work has taken the lives of 33 ani mals in the secluded Laurel canyon residential district Others living in the exclusive sec tion joined the actors in forming a vigilante committee to stand night watches in the quiet mountain glen Among the group are Ralph Forbes Charles Hick Chandler and John Carroll Carroll said he was the latest to lose a dog His German Shepherd died Thursday morning in convul sions from poisoning Carroll said 33 dogs had been killed by poison within the last six weeks
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