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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 29, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                E R I S M M J A I iPT or i VA 1 NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THS NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY FEBRUARY 29 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 124 Will Cabinet Be Changed All but 5 Members Satisfactory to New Dealers By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON cam paign year is a bail time for a president of the United States to reorganize his cabinet Never theless reports are cur rent that Presi dent Roosevelt plans such a housecleaning in the spring and some of his ad visers are said to be telling him that certain changes will im prove his pros pects despite the fact that the junc ture ordinarily would be inoppor tune for them to be made For one thing the white house needs oratorical ability In the ranks of the holders of its portfolios and not many of the present incumbents shine as speakers The departmental administrations of some of them have been pretty severely criticized too Roper ami Cumrnings Secretary of Commerce Roper in particular has been mercilessly panned of late on account of a se ries of spectacular ocean disasters which it is charged that his steam ship inspection service if efficient should have prevented also on ac count of several widely advertised plane crashes for which his avia tion service is blamed Moreover the commerce secre tary though a most likable indi vidual personally and doubtless a wily political counsellor is no spellbinder Attorney General Cummmgs rec ord equally is spoken of and by republicans as having been a sad flop Cummmgs indeed has claimed credit for suppressinga deal or kid naping and miscellaneous racketeer mg but it hardly can be asserted lhat he las not permitted some mightily important new deal legis lation to get past him to be killed by the federal supreme court And be has no radio appeal either Dern and Swanson Secretaries of War and the Navy Dern and Swanson have been as close to nonentities as a couple of cabinet members can Swanson did create something of a sensation by slipping on a cake of soap taking a tumble and breaking a rib in his bathroom Anyway neither are they oratori cal of them As to Postmaster General Farley its the consensus that he has been a worse postmaster general than Walter Brown his and few postal patrons would have believed that Browns administra tion could have been worse But Farley doesnt matter he is to drop out of the cabinet automati cally to manage President Roose velts reelection campaign When he quits it may be the sig nal for others to quit Parenthetically Farley is not a nonentity competent or not as postmaster hes a personal ity Miss Perkins Strong Secretary of Labor Perkins is an other personality She isnt a radio star and there are adverse critics of her labor pol she has registered as one of the cabinets strong membeS Secretary of State Hull unques tionably is the cabinets outstanding statesman but he isnt a public speaker He has plenty to say but He doesnt say it to an audience with any fire Across his desk he is the most convincing of talkers not via the mike Secretary of the Treasury Mor genthau is a lemon He may have the goods but he doesnt prove it Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture Ickcs and Wallace are dandy spellbinders Afraid of Ickes Both are first class on the air Pooseveltians are afraid of Ickes as a progressive republican of Wal lace as a farm leader I dont know how well these apprehensions are justified but the new dealers enter tain them The cabinet then is about 55 what the new deal considers desir able for the coming campaign It can get rid of Farley graceful ly Getting rid of Roper Cummings Dern and Swanson if necessary will not be so graceful It may be done on grounds of ill health or otherwise but it will be awkward Doing it gradually wouldnt be so bad Doing it in a hurry is what is po litically difficult for Iowa WASHINGTON treas ury approved an allocation of 330 for Iowa to aid in establishing and maintaining adequate public health services in Iowa JAPANESE PREMIER STILL ALIVE March to Come in Like Lamb Says Weatherman TEMPERATUREIN IOWA TO CLIMB THAWS IN SIGHT Mason City Has Low of 5 After Hitting High of 40 Above February the weatherman re ported Saturday is departing like a lamb and March is going to arrive Sunday in much the same fashion Rising temperatures are in pro spect Sunday he said and the thaw that set in Friday and gained head way Saturday will continue the Associated Press reported The only sour note in big predic tion was considerable cloudiness but even then he didnt see much prospect of rain or snow Temperatures Friday mounted into the forties above zero over much of the state and the southeast section chalked up some 50 read ings Keokuk reporting 56 above Mercury Climbs Again The Mason City area had another touch of well below freezing temp eratures early Saturday however with the mercury here dropping to 5 above It had reached 7 above at 8 oclock and climbed rapidly By 1 p m the reading was 20 above zero Friday the high reading was 40 above In the northwest section high way crews just about completed bucking out of the drifts piled up by Wednesdays storm and railroads restored normal service Saturday In southern Iowa numerous lo calities watched streams and rivers apprehensively as thaw waters coursed along and threatened floods River Rolling Torrent The Skunk river south of Bur lington was a rolling torrent lap ping at the tops of several levees At Council Bluffs WPA workers laid in a supply of sandbags to strengthen Missouri river levees if the necessity arose Ottumwa breathed easier when the ice went out of the Des Moines river there last night without causing any ser ious damage Low temperatures forecast for early Sunday included Northwest seclion 10 above northeast 5 above southwest 15 above southeast 12 above Among lows reported early Sat urday vvas 10 above at Sioux City and Charles City Back to Normal With the clearing up of difficul ties encountered in getting through the huge drifts between Mason City and Hampton on the M and St L railroad traffic was practically back to a normal schedule Highway commission engineers concentrated their efforts in widen r Oie mainthoroughfares into Mason City H J Kassell assistant district engineer in charge of maintenance stated he expected to get a plow to working south from Clear Lake to ward Thornton and Meservey eith er Sunday or Monday County plows were continuing to ork on the main trunk lines to Grounding communities All main roads were reported open west to Spencer and Spirit Lake FALLS 60 FEET HURT FATALLY Farmer at West Union 66 Injured While Working on Windmill WEST Van Sickle 66 farmer 5 miles north west of West Union died at 6 p m Friday half an hour after fall ing 80 feet from his windmill which he was repairing Surviving are his widow four daughters and three sons all grown and four brothers I Killed 5 Wounded m Damascus Clash DAMASCUS Syria person was killed and five others ivounded Saturday in a clash be tween 10000 Damascans and police after nationalist proponents voted to continue a 40 day strike The strike was initiated in an effort to force France to make definite promises of independence Girls Rule Illinois City Leap Year Day to Learn How to Get Their Men By ROTH COWAN Acting Chief of Detectives AURORA 111 showed the bachelor girls of Aurora how to get their men Saturday They dressed me up in a tattered old sergeants coat and cap and seat me out to arrest their eligible males on charges of wrongfully failin to take unto themselves a wife I came back with a half dozen of the best including Assistant At torney General Clarence Ruddy of Illinois The first pinch was easy Pretty Josephine Ochschlager and I nab bed Attorney Tom OMalley as walked down the street We hur ried him to jail and went back to report to police Magistrate Jean Harrison Get The Bachelors Quit stallin she said in her best hard boiled voice Get busy now and clear the streets of bache lors1 She didnt seem to realize how hard it is to get a man who doesnt want to be when all the public offices as they are here for today only are in the hands of unmarried girls eager to make the most of leap year day Get going the magistrate re peated I got It was only a matter of minutes before I came back with my seven deputies and anounced that Sidney Ginsberg dry goods merchant was behind the bars Magistrate Harrison wag a little She Wants More Only one she snapped Go get me some men So we wheeled out the black maria and drove off in state On the front seat was Police Matron Irwin Lisberg a huge corsage of yellow flowers and a red ribbon in his buttonhole We needed the Lis our next culprits Assis tant Attorney General Ruddy and Attorney William OBrien question ed our warrants We bundled them off to the cooler ro think it over We chased Ervin Ruby out of his seed store and down the street be fore we caught him And when we got him to jail some jirl called up and demanded an explanation of the arrest of her boy friend Candy for Ginsberg A box of candy arrived at the jail for Ginsberg by the time we had con vinced Eddie Schmeitz dry goods dealer that he had to think about marriage today no matter how rushing was business A momentary scandal developed at the jail when the beautiful bru nette jailor Dorothy Ward was locked in a cell by a bachelor we had arrested We had to get the real jailer to get her out While we minions of the law I came here to write a story for the Associated Press but the girls or dered me into service on behalf of my sex rounded up the bachelors members of the unmar ried womens Reflection on Marriage By a strict party vote the coun cilmen passed a law declaring that the term single blessedness was ar undue reflection on marriage and FORECAST IOWA Considerable cloudiness Saturday night and Sunday not so cold in central and west por tions late Saturday night rising temperatures Sunday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday probably some local snows not so cold Saturday nlgM rising temperature Sunday IN MASON CITY weather figures for 24 hour period ending at oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 40 Above Minimum in Night 5 Above At 8 A M Saturday 7 Above WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period of March 2 to 6 For upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains Mild tem peratures beginning of week with no severe cold indicated thereafter much cloudiness in centra and northern areas with rather frequent precipitation not much precipita tion indicated for extreme southern sections that those who used it would be fined to A single tax was imposed on all unmarried men between 29 and 99 years to consist of 5 per cent of their expenditures for Tom and Jer rys eating tobacco manicures shaves and haircuts Bachelors were declared a men ace to society to be hunted down like the beasts they are Meeting Broken Up Jailor Ward broke up the council meeting with a that there were too many people in jail and something would have lo be done A count of prisoners showed al most a score behind bars among them Albert Hirsh publisher of the Aurora daily newspaper the Beacon News To relieve the congestion Magis trate Harrison began hearing cases OMalley pleaded guilty to being a bachelor but was freed when he testified he had proposed within the last half hour to the jailor and had been turned down Fined Silk Stockings Merchant Ginsberg said he hadnt done any proposing lately but would do his best to get a bride within the year Ill fine you three pairs of silk stockings said the magistrate What size asked the defend ant That said the magistrate would be settled out of court The towns No 1 bachelor Dr 52 wasstilloutside the prison walls We dont seem to be able to nab him DENIES THREATS AND PROMISES Hoffman Answers Report of Schwarzkopf on Probe of Lmdy Case TRENTON N J TVGov Har old G Hoffman in a sharply phras ed letter to Col H Norman Schwarzkopf head of the state po lice denied Saturday he had any knowledge of threats or promises made by his representatives to state troopers who worked on the origi nal Lindbergh kidnap investigation The governor wrote Schwarzkopf after reading the superintendents fourth weekly report on the re opened investigation of the crime for which Bruno Richard Haupt mann is under sentence to die the week of March 30 In his report Schwarzkopf said some of his men had been secretly questioned by men who said they were representatives of the gover nor Fingerprint Kxpert The third paragraph of your letter the governor wrote re veals that you have learned of an incident that occurred a month ago when your fingerprint expert Frank Kelly was contacted by a representative of mine This was done at my although I have no knowledge of threats or the pur pose of obtaining certain informa tion that I believed to be important and involving an activity of which I am quite sure Kelly has not advised you When the proper time comes the governor said he will lay the factg before Schwartzkopf Asks For Details If you have knowledge of any contact other than the one above referred to please give me the de tails immediately The paragraph in Schwarzkopfs letter to which the governor refer red follows It has come to our attention that persons representing them selves as your agents or representa tives are approachingmembers of the state police with promises and threats I feel it is my duty to bring this to your attention Most Bungled Case The governor reiterated his belief the crime has not been completely solved and said the Lindbergh mat ter is quite generally referred to as the most bungled case in police his tory The governor reminded Schwarz kopf of the longlist of questions he submitted to the police head on Jan 26 including references to the magazine articles written by Dr lohn F Tafsio Condon ransom intermediary He also mentioned other persons he has often said might be involved in the crime NEUTRALITY ACT EXTENSION GETS FlS APPROVAL Congress Is Divided on Roosevelt Tax Bill Demands WASHINGTON extending the present neutrality law for 14 months and adding to it a prohibition on loans to warring nations was signed Saturday by President Roosevelt Omitting all proposed restrictions on Americas traditional freedom of the seas policy the new neu trality law Extends until May 1 1037 the temporary provisions of existing law providing for a mandatory em bargo on arms shipments to bellig erents and to neutrals for trans shipment to warring powers Leaves undisturbed existing per manent provisions providing for registration of arms makers pro hibition against use of American ports as submarine bases and dis cretionary authority to keep Ameri cans off armed ships of a bel ligerent Adds lo Provisions Adds to the temporary provi sions expiring May 1 1937 a ban on all loans and credits with per missive authority to allow the usual short term peace time level of com mercial credits Exempts from the arms ban LatinAmerican republics at tacked by a nonAmerican foe but applies the embargo against an American power if it aligns itself with a nonAmerican nation in western hemisphere hostilities Changes existing discretionary provisions to a mandate that the president shall apply to the em bargo to third powers enteringa conflict Divided on Tax Bill Acongress divided on Mr Roose velts demand for a tax bill to plug budget gaps rested be fore taking up the unwelcome rev enue raising task next week With the new farm subsidy bill on the presidents desk taxes and relief are the two major problems that stand between con gress and adjournment The presi dent is expected to submit his esti mates or relief needs for the next fiscal year some weeks hence Some democrats predicted he would not get as much taxes as he asked others said his requests wouid be heeded The president ciL ing the holes knocked in his budget by the invalidation of AAAs pro cessing taxes and the passage of the bonus made public a program calling for a year for the next three years and somewhat smaller sums thereafter Smiles by Republicans Republicans smiled with obvious pleasure at the jolt this administered to the hopes of legislators who had looked for a maximum recommenda tion of Representative Snell R N Y said oh this coun try is going to be tax conscious all right and tile sooner it is the sooner this spending will stop But Representative Samuel B Hill DWash defended saying money would be raised for honest and constructive rehabilita tion Speaker Byrns hoped in creases in income tax returns next month would make a slash in the 786000000 figure possible Substitute lor AAA The other major event of the week was final passage of the soil conservation substitute for AAA As the measure lay on President Roosevelts desk Saturday awaiting signature AAA officials prepared to start the program next week in regional meetings of farmers They said 50COO000 acres of farm land are producing commer cial cropa for which there is no for eign market It was indicated much of this be retired through subsidies to farmers for conserv ing soil Hottest Fijht of Week The outcome of the hottest fight of the week remained uncertain as Senator Byrnes DS Car and other friends of Major Genera Johnson Hagood sought to get the war department to soften its pun ishment of him Assailed by the army high com mand for wisecrack criticism of new deal workrelief Hagood has been suspended Senator Metcalf RR I is pressing for an inquiry into what he terms this reign of terror while sonic democrats rtc frnri the suspension as necessary discipline ON THE INSIDE ANN COOPER HEWITT Hewitt Case Marked by Dramatic Episode ON PAGE 2 G 0 P Delegates Are Not Instructed ON PAGE 2 Gerro Gordo to Get 155 More Age Awards ON PAGE 10 Coonan Emmetsburg Founders Son Dies ON STATE PAGE FT DODGE TEAM IN AUTO MISHAP Two Basketball Players on Way Home From Ma son City Hurt FORT DODGE mem bers of the Fort Dodge Junior col lege basketball team were injured neither seriously when the car in which they were returning from the state junior college basketball tour nament at Mason City collided with a truck just east of Webster City late Friday The injured players are Charles Donahoe and Francis Couglin The car was driven by J A McKinstry junior college athletic coach Lucile Robinson Wins Golf Meet Beating Patty Berg in Final ORMOND BEACH Fla Lucile Robinson Des Moines Salur tiay defeated 18 year old Patty Berg ofMinneapolis 1 up in 21 holes for the South Atlantic womens golf title Officer Sent to Omaha WASHINGTON or ders directed Major William E Cockill of Fort Des Moines to Oma ha Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 A boy one of the richest ba bies in the world was born to whom the past week 2 Who carried her fight for custody of her daughter to the United States supreme court 3 What former governor of what state died 4 The home of what movie ac tress was put under guard after reported kidnap threats against her daughter 5 What happened to Maj Gen Johnson Hagoorl 6 Who was Jotaro Watanabe 7 Who is Ray McKaig of Boise Idaho 8 Who was keynoter at the re publican state convention 9 Whom does Frank Wallace claim to iiave married 10 With what nation did the French chamber of deputies rati fy a pact nf mutual assistance ANSWERS OX fVGE 2 Barbaras Condition Is Worse LONDON Barbara Hutton HaugwitzReventlow grave ly ill after an operation following the birth of her first child took a sudden turn for the worse Saturday night An authoritative source said the crisis in her illness was expected later in the night Lord Hordcr physician in ordin ary to King Edward was called hack to her bedside together with Dr James Slesinger her personal physician and two other doctors Resting Easier Earlier Eearlier the doctors had reported her as resting easier although her condition was known to be serious as the aftermath of a reported Caesarian operation at the birth of her sou Tuesday and another op eration for abdominal obstruction Thursday night Her physicians said she was gain ing strength to combat the immi nent crisis Dr Slesinger and a colleague re turned hurriedly to the countess home Saturday night and stepped swiftly inside They had previously called during the afternoon Gynecologist Arrives Dr Ccdric Sydney LaneRoberts noted gynecologist arrived at the Hyde Park home at 5 p m He had difficulty getting in when the elec tric bell on the front door was found to be out of order and he had to use the tradesmens entrance A short time after the arrival of Dr LaneRoberts the heiress step mother Mrs Franklyn Hutton of New York returned from a motor drive which had led observers to be lieve that an immediate crisis in the countess illness was not expected Count Court HaugwitzRevent low Danish nobleman who married the 23 year old heiress last May in Reno announced ihat the symptoms developed definitely Thursday and the operation was performed soon afterward British Head NPWS The British press pave promi nence to the serious illness of the countess whose first husband Prince Alexis Mdivani died last August in an automunlle accident in Spain The Daily Sketch carried a front page banner line The Fight For Life of the Richest Babys Mother flanking the account with a large picture of the countess and a small er one of her husband The Daily Express gave three columns at the top of its front page to a story and picture The doctors left snortly before 1 p m but declined to give a state ment regarding the condition of the countess CLARION MAN IS STRUCK BY TRAIN Caught Between Snowbank Freight in Southwest Part of Town Lewis Porter Clarion received severe back injuries when he was caught between a snowbank and a freight train about oclock Fri day evening near the Clear Lake junction on Nineteenth street south west The freight train was on a sidetrack to the brickyards Porter was taken to the Mercy hospital at Mason City where his injuries were found serious It was reportcfl by officers who were called to the scene that the man was not run over but was rolled by the train Porter is a brakeman for the Chi cago Great Western Town Incorporated on Leap Year Day BOSTON believed the only town in the world incor porated on leap year day cele brated its sixtyfourth anniversary Saturday Officially however its Holbrooks fifteenth birthday Trotsky Statement Described as Lies MOSCOW soviet foreign office termed Saturday a recent statement by Leon Trotsky exiled war commissar charging a ter tihlr regime against political prisnn i crs lies not meriting comment KEK OKADA REPORTEDSLAIN RESUMES OFFICE Survival Remains Secret Until After Collapse of Revolt SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Japanese army rebels surren dered in small groups as loyal troops moved on them in armed tanks the government announced Premier Kcisuke announc ed as having been assassinated in Wednesdays attempted coup detat was alive unhurt and had resumed office Okaria survived because his wouldbe assailants in Wednes days mass attack on high gov ernment officials mistook his brotherinlaw for him Okada tendered his resignation to Em peror Hirohito but wag ordered to resume his duties pending for mation of a new government The government explained it had delayed armed action against the rebels for fear of gunfire reaching the imperial palace em bassies and other buildings 15 officers were arrested a com munique attributed the uprising to a group of radical officers By GLENN BABB Copyright by The Associated Press TOKIO Premier Keisuke Okada proclaimed throughout the world as a victim of assassins guns in Japans military purge reap peared alive and unhurt Saturday as therebellious movement col lapsed His ressurection electrifying a nation which believed its chief cab inet officer had been cut down by the bullets of revolting officers re mained an official secret until after the 1000 rebels had surrendered Then the cabinet secretariat dis ciosed dramatically that the premier still lived and headed the govern ment and that the man slain by the excited insurgents was his brother inlaw ami closely resembled him Matter Kept Secret Hisatsune Sekomizu the premiers private secretary told the Dome Japanese news agency Saturday night that members of Okadas family knew he was alive Thurs day night but kept the matter a strict secret The secretary said that when reb el officers who made the premiers residence their headquarters asked Sekomizu to remove what the rev olutionists thought was the pre miers body the secretary said he did so fully aware that the body was that of some one other than the premier When I saw the body Sekomizu told the news agency I realized that it was that of Colonel Matsuo who had married the premiers younger sister Had Similar Voices Matsuo and Okada had very similar voices The rebels appeared convinced that the body was that of Okada I cannot tell you now where the premier was during the outbreak The secretary also disclosed that an inquest was held over the body of the premiers brotherinlaw Thursday night Another report to the news agency said that Okada apparently hid in a secluded part of the grounds during the attack on bis residence and later slipped away to safer quarters Swift anil Bloodless Surrender of the troops which on Wednesday attempted a massacre of government leaders and appar ently succeeded in three instances was swift and bloodless after the martial law administration issued them an ultimatum Okada had an audience with Em peror Hirohito Friday night Friday morning he submitted his resignation but he was ordered to remain in office until a successor was chosen Acting Premier Fumio Goto was relieved of his post The crisis engendered by the mutinous troops numbering about 1000 and commanded by a captain ended with the surrender of the buildings they had occupied for more than three days Advance on Rebels Soldiers under Lieut Gen Kohei Kashii who established martial law in Tokio advanced on the rebel po sitions in the center of the capital in tanks while airplanes wheeled overhead Machine gun firing was hoard but an official communique saitl no blood had been spilled Tokio had been under rigid cen sorship and the first intimation that the government had decided to rnd the insurrection by force came by way ot Yokohama Word from that seaport city the first from   

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