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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APRIL 28 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SUCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 174 Steiwer May Be on Ticket Keynoter Possibility as G 0 P Vice President HOUSE VOTES TAX BILL CHANGES By CHARLES P STEWART G O P manage ments selection of Senator Fred erick Steiwer or Oregon to key note at the Cleveland conven tion has led to condderable talk of him as a vice presidential pos sibility Vice presiden ti a 1 guessing however neces1 sarily is very wild j until the presi dential choice has been made The politicians idea is to bal ance the Consequently the second place nomination is dependent on the nomination for first place Geography Wrong If Gov Alfred M Landon is named in Cleveland Steiwer may be j considered to have a certain amour t of suitability His geography is wrong Geographically speaking an easterner should be picked to match the Kansan But Landon himself seems to be quite popular among conservative eastern voters In fact he is popular enough in that quarter to have caused western progressives to voice suspicions that he is a disi jruised reactionary Now Steawer is a mild liberal As a running mate with Landon he might give a meas ure of reassurance to the uneasy progressive element On the other hand he wouldn t go at all well with Senator William E Borah Satisfactory to Borah He doubtless would be satisfactory to Borah indeed but such a ticket would be as badly balanced as it is easy to imagine Two western men And two wore or iess progressives The east disregarded Conservatism ignored completely Not that Stei wer is immoderately progressive but that would be his atmosphere in combination with the Idaho states man Even some conservative can politicians would be reconcil able with Borah if be were not so uncompromising i They honestly think he would make a formidable campaign He i has the natural qualifications to make him a dangerous radio com petitor of President Roosevelt And he isnt actually upon an examina tion of his record so very radical He has that reputation but he never has voted very radically in the senate The progressives never have considered him dependably one of themselves Past 10 Already Moreover he is 70 al If elected he reasonably could be counted on to die in the white house making way for a real con servative to succeed of course that a conservative was in line for the office Conservative G O P politicians are sure that Borah will not con sent to run on the same ticket with a vice presidential candidate of their selection If he would accept the presiden tial nomination with say Represen tative James W Wadsworth as his partner they might be glad of his campaigning ability to win at the polls reckoning on his associate to finish his term for him But they know that he wouldnt acquiesce in a Wadsworth And a Steiwer is too liberal for them Steiwer and Borah Yet Steiwer unquestionably was picked as the republicans keynot er in part with a view to placating Borah The G O P management wants him to think that he has had the predominant voice though not nominated in dictating his partys platform and the choice of its can didate And Steiwer is one of his best senatorial friends The impression given is that he has been deferred to It will be difficult for him to take a walk after this concession has been made to him Besides Steiwer has the oratory and the presence to make him a good keynoter Scientists Describe Method of Turning Platinum Into Gold WASHINGTON method of turning platinum into somewhat the reverse of the an cient alchemists dream of turning a baser metal to the precious yel described Tuesday to the national academy of science Dr E O Lawrence and Dr J M Cork of the University of Cali fornia performed the experiment with the cyclotron or whirligig ma pun In which the nuclei of atoms are whirled about by an electric field to attain energies up to volts and then shot at the of other elements Egypts King Fuad Dies of Long Illness GREAT BRITAINS HOLD ON NATION SUFFERS BLOW Crown Prince 16 Will Rule Under Guidance of Regency PICTURE ON PAGE 3 CAIRO Egypt Fuad I of Egypt 68 year old friend of the British died Tuesday after a long illness The illness was aggravated over the weekend when a gangrenous condition developed in his throat preventing him from taking nourish ment Crown Prince Farouk 16 years old and now attending school in England will come to the throne under a regency until his eighteenth birthday Premier AH Pasha Maher in making the official announcement of his sovereigns passing said death came at 1 p m local time 6 a m eastern standard Shock to Cairo The news came as a shock to the population of Cairo following earlier reports that the monarch had rallied after a better night Only Tuesday morning the king had called his premier and other officials to the palace and insisted on transacting state business but the gravity of his condition was clear when plans were made for Crown Prince Farouks departure from England Wednesday Fuad who celebrated his sixty eighth birthday anniversary March 26 had been in indifferent health many months He had never fully recovered from his serious illness of 1934 when numerous foreign spe cialists were summoned to the summer palace at Montazah Victim of Pleurisy At that time palace sources en deavored to spread the report that the short thickset fair com plexioned king was merely suffer ing from weakness following a mild attack of influenza It now is believed he then was a victim of a severe attack of pleu risy which weakened his heart the troubled political situation in Cairo including the revival of the WAFD party strength leading up to recent street rioting the inter play of British and Italian opinion and the emphasis on military ques tions made it more difficult for the Egyptian monarch to throw off the lingering effects of his 1934 illness Passed Riot Stage His death came at a time when AngloEgyptian relations had only recently progressed from the riot stage caused by agitators to peace ful negotiations for a treaty of al liance To the extent which his death now creates a certain internal in stability in Egypt it is expected to have an adverse effect on British and Egyptian relations and may delay negotiations The fact that Crown Prince Farouk is a minor requiring a re gency council until he comes of age on his eighteenth birthday further complicates matters politically May Regain Prestige The proper handling of the situ ation by British officials may it was pointed out by authorities do much on the other hand to rees tablish British prestige and further the idea of AngloEgyptian cooper ation In official circles the situation is regarded further complicated by the prevailing tensity in the Med iterranean The premier was holding a cab inet meeting when a palace official telephoned him and announced the kings death The premier stunned with the suddenness of Fuads end after the monarchs surprising early morning rally communicated the tidings to the waiting ministers Nominees for Regency All Cairo was wondering Tues day when the sealed envelope con taining the names of Fuads nom inees for the regency council of three would be opened Those eli gible for the nomination are princes former premiers ministers former ministers presidents and former presidents of parliament Physicians had been in attend ance at the kings bedside through out the night anxiously watching for any increase in the gangrene of the jaw which it was announced last night had reached Fuads throat The weakness of the monarchs heart prevented an operation Friend of British KING FUAD PRICE ON KARRIS HEAD IS BOOSTED Offered for Arrest and Conviction of Public Enemy Nor1 WASHINGTON price on the head of Alvin Karpis went up to Tuesday as the post office inspection service disclosed an undercover search for the man now rated as public enemy No The inspection service offered for information resulting in the arrest and conviction of Karpis and another for information leading to the arrest and convic tion of his companion Harry Campbell Attorney General Cummings of fered for Karpis leads and for Campbell tips last week Train Robbery Leaders The inspection service said it has been working closely with the fed eral bureau of investigation since Karpis and Campbell were named as leaders of a gang which recently robbed a train at Garrettsville Ohio The bureau of investigation wants Karpis and Campbell for the kid naping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker on Jan 17 1934 Karpis is also charged with the earlier kidnaping of William A Hamm St Paul brewer Both kidnapings were charged to the KarpisBarker gang Within the past two years however seven leaders of the gang have died the remainder except Karpis and in jaU Raid on Farm House Postoffice inspectors joined fed eral agents in a recent raid on a farm house near Hot Springs from which the number 1 fugi tive had escaped just before their arrival Kildroy P Aldrich chief inspec tor of the postoffice department said his service has found the re ward system an effective weapon in capturing dangerous criminals who attack postoffices and mail trains Maytag Reports Profit NEW YORK Maytag Washing Machine company of New ton Iowa reported for the March quarter a net profit of equal allowing for preferred and preference dividend requirements to 18 cents a common share FORECAST IOWA Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday showers and local thunderstorms probable cooler in north Wednesday MINNESOTA Snow In north showers in south probable Tues day night and Wednesday some what cooler in south and east central portions Tuesday night and In extreme south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 60 Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A M Tuesday 47 Georgia Mob Lynches Negro Man Accused of Attack on 2 White Girls ROYSTON Shaw burly Negro farmer once saved from lynching through the pleas of an aged judge was shot to death by a mob of 40 men eight hours before he was to go to trial on a charge of attempted criminal assault i His body was found at dawn Tuesday tied to a pine tree in a i creek bottom near Colbert his j home Pierced by shotgun pistol and rifle bullets he cied at the scene where two white girls reported he attempted to attack them after their motor car broke down on April 10 Two bullet wounds the Negro re ceived after stabbing two officers in resisting arrest had cot yet heal ed Break Into Jail The mob climaxing a series of demonstrations against the 45 year old Negro which once required the intervention of national guardsmen broke into Roystons one story jail about midnight cornered Night Chief of Police W A Dickerson and smashed a lock on the prison ers cell I couldnt see exactly what hap Dickerson said They just told me they wanted the Negro He didnt say a word when they drag ged him Plowlines cotton ropes used for guiding work animals in the fields were to tiethe Negro to the tree Identified by Girls The jail here was the third in which Shaw had been held since he was identified by the girls as the man who pursued them with a knife and threw one into a gulley The sailant was frightened away by their screams First he was taken to jail at Dan ielsville Ga Enroute he stabbed the officers and was shot twice in return A mob of 100 men formed there and battered some bricks from the jail in an attempt to reach him Superior Judge Berry T Mose ley 74 left a sickbed to warn the throng against a lynching and de terred the leaders until a national guard unit rushed to that city from tornado emergency duty at Gainesville took the Negro in custody Judge Warns Mob Stop violating the law by break ing into warned the judge From Danielsville Shaw was tak en to Atlanta both to save him from further mob outbreaks and to give him medical attention He was returned to Danielsville Monday night to await trial before Judge Moseley but a threatening crowd caused Sheriff Henley to move him to this city HITLER ADDS TO GOERING POWER CURBS SCHACHT Fascist Army More Than Half Way From Dessye to Addis Ababa BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler gave additional powers to his right hand man Gen Hermann Wilhelm Goer ing Tuesday in a move to curb the power of Germanys economic lead er Dr Hjalmar Schacht An official edict announced the reich air minister and premier of Prussia would assume the post of supreme dictator over all raw ma terial and foreign exchange ques tions two of the economic problems previously supervised by Schacht This move was seen in certain quarters as the result of Schachts criticism of the nazi ideas and his failure to rally support of industrial leaders Bank Drafts Plan Other sources said that this move by Hitler was in an effort to recon cile the minister of economics with antagonistic nazi party leaders Financial circles in France report ed a plan drawn up by the Bank of France to curb any action to re form itby jority in the new parliament A high financial source reported the bank planned to liberalize the number of voters on the board of the institution should a left major ity resulting from next Sundays runoff elections institute agitation for action against the bank which leftists considered the power be hind the scene of the government Fascists Push On Rome advices from the northern Italian front in Ethiopia reported the fascist army was more than half way on its march from Dessye to Addis Ababa A minor engagement was fought by soldiers of the mot orized Italian column with Ethio pian irregulars with the native de tenders retiring to the hills after a short skirmish On the southern front the city of Sasa Baneh was surrounded by the fascist army the Rome reports said and its capture was expected mom entarily after three columns were said to have converged on the city Wounded Ethiopians Bedraggled and wounded Ethio pian warriors from the Wallaga province hobbled back to Addis Ab aba from the northern front but were quartered in a camp outside the city The warworn veterans reported they had been ordered back by the and told tales of treach j j LU1U LCUC3 ui cttuil Inflamed citizens learned of the j ery by Ethiopian tribesmen and gas transfer and followed Several hours after the lynching Shaw still was bound to the tree as throngs assembled on the near by highway Heard Party Pass Police Chief E A Elder of Col bert one of the officers stabbed by Shaw said some townspeople heard the lynching party pass early Tues day I was told that about ten or so cars passed through at high Elder said Elder knifed in the chest was treated for several days in an Athens hospital and sent home to recuperate Sheriff T L Henley left his home at Danielsville to seek a trace of the lynching party TWO KILLED BY TEXAS TORNADO Gale Rips Through Farming Area During Heavy Rain and Hail Storm ROCKDALE 5VTwo per sons were killed by a tornado which ripped through a farming section six miles northwest of Rockdale during a heavy rain and hail storm Tuesday A Negro woman and her grown son living on the Simms ranch northwest of Rockdale were killed by the tornado which struck at i p m Three houses on the ranch were demolished and several others blown from foundations assaults by the enemy Despite their hardships they showed good spirit and many as serted we are not beaten Postmaster at Spencer SPENCER Congressman Guy M Gillette informed Elizabeth Steigleder she has been appointed acting postmaster at Spencer over two exservice men said to have rated higher in their examinations ON THE INSIDE DON FARRAN Will Write Memoirs of Actor Richard Bennett ON PAGE 10 National G A R Head on Mile Trip ON PAGE 10 Bowling Records Listed for Local Alley Season ON PAGE 11 Chamber of Commerce Views 20 Year Record ON PAGE 18 TRIO OF ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD Police Blockade Halts Men as They Speed Across Northern Indiana HUNTINGTON upon information that three men were speeding across northern In diana in a car without license plates state and local authorities estab lished a blockade and captured the trio near this city shortly before noon Tuesday They were brought here for questioning concerning their possible connection with the killing of an Indianapolis police of ficer Officers said the men traveling in a battered sedan sped past a block ade but their car was halted when a police machine drew along side and officers covered the men with guns From descriptions given by wit nesses of the shooting Monday night of Sergeant Richard Rivers in Indianapolis police adopted a theory that the killers may be led by Joe Lombardo 20 who escaped last Fri day with four other men from a Carlinville jail These men took with them several guns and a quan tity of ammunition Dr Bennett Resigns as Upper Iowa U President Successor Not Named Yet by Board of Trustees FAYETTE board of trustees of Upper Iowa university announced Tuesday the resignation of Dr Arthur E Bennett 70 presi dent of the school effective Sept 1 A successor has not been named Dr Bennett has held the presi dency since 1932 when he came here from Des Moines university Dr Bennett said he has no definite plans for the future Widely known throughout North Iowa where he had given a num ber of high school commencement addresses and appeared on other programs Dr Bennett has enjoyed a prominent career as educator He has served as principal and superin tendent of public schools and held positions in Kansas Normal college Normal school of New Mexico Highland Park college Des Moines college Boston university Des Moines university and Upper Iowa DR ARTHUR BENNETT Amendment to Wipe Out Lag Passes MORE CONGRESS PAGE 2 WASHINGTON house Tuesday gave tentative approval to the heart of the new tax sys tem of rates to apply to corporation incomes graduated according to proportions of earnings withheld from distribution to stockholders The first change to be voted de signed to give more favorable treat ment to corporations with deficits was accepted by a voice vote with out a single negative vote Proposed by Chairman Samuel B Hill of the ways and means tax subcommittee it would reduce from 22 i to 15 per cent the rate corporations would pay on por tions of their income needed to meet Authorized by Committee The full committee just before the house assembled bad authorized Hill to offer the amendment He was instructed also to submit an amendment intended to wipe out a lag in revenue in the first year of the bills operation That too was accepted on a voice vote Hill said the amendment would be a simple proposition of making the dividend the same as the tax able year for corporations As first written the bill which was estimated to raise would permit a lag by reason of the fact that corporation dividends paid out of 1936 income in part might be declared in the first two and a half months of 1937 and not taxed in the hands of stockholders until they filed income tax returns in 1938 To Anticipate Earnings The amendment Hill said will in effect require corporations to an ticipate last quarter earnings and declare out dividends during the last quarter without actual figures on income for the period But he explained if dividends should exceed earnings a corpora tion could obtain tax credits in the next year or the one thereafter for the excess j While the house neared the end I of general debate on the bill intend ed to raise through re I vising the corporate tax structure i and through other revenue devices j Senator King DUtah drafted a substitute for the whole program j He would seek to raise 000 by increasing the rates in the present income tax and corporation levy schedules i Break in Deadlock on New Wage Contract for Miners Sought NEW YORK with the possibility of a strike on Friday which would affect work ers in Pennsylvania anthracite coal mines operators and United Mine workers worked against time Tues day to break their deadlock over a new wage contract Man and Four Small Children Suffocate as Blaze Attacks Home PARSONS W R Gaudineer a forest ranger and his three small children suffocated Tuesday after fire broke out in their home Gaudineers wife leaped to safety from the second floor Only slight damage was done to the house ZIONCHECJUSS MORE TROUBLE Takes Out License to Wed and Then Fails to Find His Minister WASHINGTON tive Marion Zioncheck of Washing ton who clashed recently with capi tal police took out a license Tues day to wed Miss Rubye Louise Nix 21 of Texarkana Texas but failed tofind the minister he hoped would marry them Friends believed he might change plans and go to Elkton for the ceremony Officials at the District of Colum bia marriage license bureau said Zioncheck had selected the Rev Thomas L Aaron a district minis ter whose name was first on a list presented to him there Later he called the bureau re ported he had failed to find the min ister and was advised he would have to obtain a new license if he wished to select another Bureau officials said he hung up without saving what he would do ROPER ROPER APPEALS TO BUSINESS TO HIRE MORE MEN Commerce Secretary Has 10 Point Program to Reduce Jobless WASHINGTON Roper Tuesday proposed a ten point program through which he said business can absorb more of the jobless The adminis tration spokes man addressed the convention of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States His speech was regarded by his audience as bear ing white house approval The commerce secretary said business should utilize every pos sible channel of approach that will result most effective coop eration between business and gov ernment Immediately preceding Roper Harper Sibley Chamber president called for a cooperative alliance between government and business to cure the unemployment malady Ropers ten point program 10 Point Program 1 Business should survey its own needs and its own conditions from the viewpoint of employing as many persons as current improve ments and future programs demand The Chamber announced Mon day it would survey the country to see how many jobs are available and how to fill 2 As improvements in produc tive efficiency are secure business should pass on to the consumer the benefits of the lower costs of pro duction which result 3 Business should form and launch industrial committees to study in a comprehensive way technological unemployment and methods for speeding up the trans fer into other fields of earning ca pacity of workers replaced by ma chines Should Stimulate Industry 4 Business should stimulate the durable goods industries by early action that will provide for capital goods and machinery replacements due to obscolescence depreciation and other causes 5 Business should develop ef fective and wisely engineered home building programs privately fi nanced and managed and adapted to local needs to foster better American home standards 6 Business should launch more aggressive endeavors to expand our foreign trade all along the line and especially in cooperation with the administrations reciprocal trade agreement program Should Conduct Research 7 Business should have a re search program conducted by in dustry and business for the pur pose of informing business on a long term useful public works plan looking to the coordination of proper national state local and private endeavors 8 Business should make inten sive research study of the relation ships that should be maintained with respect to production wages and hours of labor and the neces sary methods and mechanics to utilized in maintaining this balanced relationship 9 Business must recognize and apply its best endeavors to a fun damental educational program in volving methods and efforts to get the states and subdivisions to re assume their social responsibilities as soon as possible to study econ omy in government and the prompt ing of self respect and mutual re sponsibility in the individuals and in the groups and organizations of our citizens Utilize Every Channel 10 Business should utilize every possible channel of approach that will result in the most effective co operation between business and In his address Sibley said the ret sources are at hand to put the job less to work He said the real question is whether in attacking the problem the characteristically Americas principle of economic freedom is to be maintained or is to be circum scribed by government Our ills are not to be cured by the flaying of business by the poli tician or condemnation of by the he declared ia a speech prepared for delivery Tues day Due to Experimentation Another speaker Lewis H Brown president of JohnsManville   

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