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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 4, 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 LJ2ASED WIRE SEKVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 4 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 179 Strikes and Radicalism Stewart Says One of Causes Hardboiled Capitalism By CHARLES P STEWART over 1 y h a r dboiled capitalism tends to breed radical ism in the mass es How it works has been strik ingly brought out recently by an uamis t a k a b 1 y pretty Red gath ering in Washing ton coincidental ly with disclos ures before sena torial investigat ors concerning certain big busi ness plans to combat future labor trouble Senator Nyes munitions commit tee revealed at least in part the extent to which various large cor porations have been laying in sup plies of arms ammunition and pois on for their plants defense in of strikes Maybe they are entitled to defend their plants but they cannot expect their workers to view such preparations with com placency Senator La Follettes civil liber ties committee uncovered something of the systems of espionage which these same concerns have created to spy upon union activities of labor within their respective staffs Hardboiled Capitalism So nwch for hardboiled capital ism The radical gathering included delegates said to represent of the proletariat in 35 states of the Workers Alliance of America in close touch with the leftwing so cialists the National Unemploy ment league sponsored by the Trot sky faction of communism and sev eral independent groups all of an I W complexion Surely it is fair to say that this was a Red convention In other words where employers develop fascist symptoms their workers seem inclined to break out into a communistic rash Wildly Exaggerated U S LEGATION HOLDS OFF MOB Officers Probe Luverne Crash Which Killed 4 MAJOR GENERAL HAGOOD TO QUIT ARMYAND WRITE WPA Critic Serves Only One Full Day in His New Post WASHINGTON serv ing cvily one full day as command ing officer of the sixth army corps area at Chicago Maj Gen Johnson spent seven weeks in military exile after criticiz i n g WPA spending poli Monday requested im mediate r e tirement In a com ni u n i c ation received here at She same time from Chicago the veteran offi cer announced that he ex pected to go to his home in Charleston S to v rite a book in which I shall show HAGOOD how the Unit ed States can get a much better national defense at very much less cost to the On Inctive Duty During part of the time he has I have thought all along that been on inactive duty after losing stories of radicalisms spread in this j command of the eighth corps area country have been wildly exagger ated Still when 600 to 700 ultraleft wing delegates can be assembled m the capital for one meeting it begins to look a little suggestive And there was no doubt of this conventions redness The delegates themslvea proclaimed it From testimony before the La Follette committee it appears that the hardboiled employers to a con siderable extent are victims of their own spying and antistrike precau tions Of course they do not actually want strikes Ready for Them They want to be ready for them They may also prefer them to yield ing to their workers demands How ever it is contrary to their interest deliberately to provoke walkouts But it decidedly is to the interest of the strikebreaking agencies to do so These outfits must have strikes to break or they cant make money As indicated at the La Follette committees hearings A strikebreaking agencys first step is to furnish spies to a given plant to report to its owners con cerning the frame of mind of their workers The spies masquerade as genuine workingmen and in some instances have become officers in the real workers unions Create Discontent If they do not find discontent their business is to create it Then its spies having instigated a strike the strikebreaking agency is on hand to provide men to break it scarcely needful to say at fancy fig ures But a peaceful strike is of no value to the strikebreaking folk Unless the strikers resort to vio lence the strikebound plant can fill their places with ordinary working men for much less money than they must pay to professional strike breakers Thus it is as much a part of the spies job to foment rioting as it is to start a itrike in the first place The La Follette committees infor mation is that there are approxi mately 500 such agencies large and small throughout the country Some of them are said to have made millions at San Antonio General Hagood has worked with Sears Roebuck and company Chicago mail order house He is understood to have been tendered a permanent position with that firm but to have decided against accepting an active busi ness connection Without specifically mentioning his punishment or the controver sy in congress until he was restored to active duty General Hagood said his friends considered he had been He assumed command of the area on Saturday Under the he said I do not feel that it will be of any advantage to the army for me to remain on the active list for another year x x x and I cannot do it without a sacrifice of my per sonal dignity and professional pres Must Grant Under army regulations Hagood more than 44 years active entitled to retire with the rank of major general and full re tirement pay Granting of his request is manda tory In making it to President Roose velt as commanderinchief Gen eral Hagood revealed that he had asked to be retired on March at the height of the storm over his had withdrawn his re quest at the solicitation of the president and Senator Byrnes S He would automatically retire for age next year on his sixtyfourth birthday anniversary Arraigned on Charge of Looting Fraternity Houses at Iowa State AMES Officers planned to arraign Andrew Gates of Pittsburgh Monday on charges of looting fraternity houses at Iowa State col lege and the University of Iowa He was caught sleeping in the Delta Tau Delta house here Sunday after he had takun refuge there when po lice picked up his trail on the Iowa State campus STARYAK LINKED TO HOLDUP JOB Man Held Here Identified as One of Five Who Staged Illinois Robbery John Staryak held here for auth orities at Carlinville has been inked with another holdup in Illi nois according to Sheriff J M Rob ertson Monday morning Staryak ias been identified as one of five men who held up a beer tavern at Sycamore the night of April 25 at which time the Plymouth car and machine gun stolen when the jailbreak was made at Carlinville were used The sheriff from Carlinville was expected in Mason City Monday to take Staryak back to Illinois where he will face charges of assault with intent to kill two charges of burg lary and larceny and a charge of jailbreaking Staryak who claims his home to be at Perth Amboy N was iden tified by fingerprints Saturday as one of the five men who broke jail at Carlimille April 24 He was ar rested by Sheriff A T Pederson Cresco s few hours after he had stolen a car in Mason City Tax Bill and Relief Still Main Issues Supreme Court Again Defers Decision on Guffey Bill WASHINGTON an at mosphere crackling with news of vicious attacks on the American le gation at Addis Ababa the capi tal Monday watched a round of do mestic developments topped by taxes and relief The plight of Americans in the riot torn Ethiopian city was flashed in graphic detail to the state de partment by the minister to Ethi opia His appeal for help to defend the legation was relayed promptly to the Biritsh ambassador for quick transmission if possible to British forces on the scene Tax Bill Attacked Many members of congress were preoccupied with this tense situa tion but senate finance committee pressed its hearings on the Roose velt tax program Spokesmen for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States aimed a broad at tack at the house approved bill One declared it impossible to accept the measure as the way to attain a bal anced budget Other developments Government spending passed the mark for the first time in the present fiscal year Guffey Ruling Deferred A supreme court decision on the Guffey coal control bill was de ferred for at least two weeks The court is taking more time to give an opinion on this statute which set up a little NRA for the soft coal industry than on any new deal measure previously passed upon A compromise ship subsidy bill was introduced by Senator Guffey in an effort to break the long deadlock over this type of leg islation asked by President Roose velt In the house of representatives leaders planned to bring the relief question to the debate stage by the end of this week The staff of th appropriations committee worked overtime formulating a deficiency bill which will include the appropriation Presiden Roosevelt has requested for relie for next year WPA Opinions Clashing opinions on WPA which is slated under present administra tion plans to receive the bulk of the continued to be heard Harry L Hopkins WPA admin istrator issued a statement declar ing that WPA is spending more funds on road and street improve ment work than on any other activ ity and that the result is an asset for the nation Senator Barbour N contended in a speech thai WPA costs were even higher than the old civil works administration which he said reeked with He advocated a system of grants to states to replace the present pro gram Apply to Testify So many men from the business world had applied for time to tes tify about the administrations tax plan which involves a new type of levy on corporation income that the senate finance committee was ex pected to continue hearings for a week at least Senator Borah in an article in Rural Progress magazine advocated a new agency to stabil ize the value of money The supreme court gathered to hand down opinions with the capi tal watching to see if a decision on the Guffey coal control act would be among them Reconstruction Work Begun at Tama Plant After Damage by Fire TAMA work started Monday at the Cudahy Packing company buildings here which were damaged by fire Satur day night at an estimated loss of Seven of the 270 hogs in the main pen were burned to death The buildings are leased by the western livestock buyers Ames WPA Worker Hit by Tram Killed AMES Walatka 56 Ames a WPA worker was killed here Sunday when struck by a Chi cago Northwestern train as he was walking along the tracks north of the Iowa State college campus ON THE INSIDE AIATN KARPIS In Manacles on Arrival in St Paul to Face Kidnap Charges Hoover Charges GMen Dont Get CoOperation ON PAGE 2 Council Plans Street Alley Improvements ON PAGE 16 Wallace Offers Plan Improve Agriculture ON PAGE IS Trauger 51 Algona Dies While Fishing ON PAGE 3 Byers Says Stirring Up Austria Hitler Error ON PAGE 4 SOCIALISTS WILL RULE IN FRANCE Leon Blum Announces After Election Hes Ready to Take Over Power PARIS socialist govern ment for France was in prospect Monday as the result of Sundays parliamentary election Leon Blum socialist and leader of his party announced he was ready to take over the power The socialists will be the largest party in the new chamber of dep uties with 146 seats and they claim ed the right to head a peoples front government with Blum con sidered the likely premier The peoples front ists radicalsocialists and commun the polls Blum in a maruf t declared the socialists were re to fill our rightful role which j to form and lead a peoples front Difficulty in forming a peoples front cabinet however was seen in a request by Blum for common ac tion in the government This was interpreted in chamber of deputies lobbies as meaning that Blum wants his communist allies to enter the cabinet and it was expected that they would refuse to do so Credit Union League of Iowa Plans 1937 Cedar Rapids Meet Rapids will entertain the 1937 convention of the Iowa Credit Union league and C O Alexander of Ames will serve as the organizations president dur ing the coming year The selections were made at the final session of he annual convention here Sunday HERBERT WILL TWO DAUGHTERS AMONG VICTIMS Mrs Look Also Killed Vision of Drivers Unobstructed Monday continued their efforts to seek the reason for an auto collision late Saturday in which four persons were killed They indicated an inquest will be held as soon as more infor mation is obtained The accident oc curred during the rain on cross roads where the view is unobstruct ed I The dead Mrs Arthur Look 55 Luverne Herbert Will Luverne Lois Will 19 Luverne Jeanette Will Luverne The injured Harvey Will 14 Robert Will 7 Shirley Will Infant Howard Luverne The accident occurred 3 miles north and a little west of Luverne when the car occupied by Mrs Look and Mr Barton the latter an em ploye of Mr Look and who was driving and the Will car containing all members of the family except Mrs Will collidedMr Will died in the crash and two of his children died later at the hospital at Algona This community planned funeral services for the victims and it was trying to recover from the shock of of the jouriv who were members of welVRnown families Services Are Planned The rites for Mr Will and W two daughters will be held at oclock Tuesday afternoon at th Lutheran church in Luverne Thi Rev L Wittenberg will be in charg of these triple rites Funeral services for Mrs Look will be held at 2 oclock Wednesday afternoon also at the Lutheran church with Mr Wittenberg offi elating Burial will be made here The accident occurred about oclock in the evening near what is known as the Merkle scboolhouse Both cars were returning from Al gona The Look car was being driv en east and the other car was go ing south 2 Die at Hospital Mr Merkle and Mr Boreman farmers nearby were among the first to reach the accident Lois and Jeanette Will were taken to the hospital at Algona where they died a short time later Others in the Will family who were taken to the Kossuth hospital at Algona were Harvey who suf Judge Evans on Supreme Bench 26 Years Is Dead Dies at Leaves Wife and 5 Children William D Evans 83 who served for the long est time of any justice on the Iowa supreme court in the history of Iowa a period of 26 years died Monday noon at his home He had been ill only a few days and suf fered a decline and from complica tions due to his advanced age The judge retired from the su preme bench Dec 31 1934 after serving since 1908 Widely recog nized as a capable judge he was also known as a citizen and worker in community activities here Birthday in 6 Days Although not a native of Iowa Justice Evans spent all but six years of his life in the Hawkeye state and died just six days before his eighty fourth birthday He was born May 10 1852 in Racine and with bis parents came to Iowa in 1858 His parents settled at Williamsburg where he attended the public schools His father was a Congrega tional pastor At the age of 15 he entered the state university at Iowa City de fraying a part of bis education ex penses by teaching school or vacations acting as instructor at teachers institutes Graduated in 1878 Following his graduation from the liberal arts course of the university in 1878 he entered the law school of the same institution and was gradu ated in1879 His admission to the Iowa bar followed Mrs Evans is a JUDGE WILLIAM D EVANS Burglars Get OSKALOOSA Burglars broke into the Garret Oil station ere early Monday and stole ap proximately fered a fractured pelvis bone Rob ert who received cuts and a brok en arm and Paul Paul was dis missed Sunday The other two were reported Monday to be recovering The baby was taken to a hospital at Fort Dodge where her condition was reported Monday to be still critical She suffered a fractured skull Jury Sees Fatal Scene Coroner R A Evans and Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser were called to the accident and arrived soon after ward to make an investigation Se lected to serve on the coroners which will act when several who arrived soon after the acci dent will be questioned are John KoWhass Wayne Dewell and Ar thur Ward all of Luverne The coroners jury Sunday visited the scene of the accident Both cars were demolished The Look car was a Plymouth and the Will car a Durant The Wills were bringing Lois who works In Al gona home when the accident took place Victim Was Nurse Mrs Look a registered nurse had not been practicing nursing in recent years because of poor health She is survived by her hus band A son preceded her in death several years ago Her husband is a rural letter carrier living in the north part of town Mr Barton was employed by her husband The Will family resided on a farm near here Herbert Wills father is Ed Will of Algeria The family lived in Kossuth county for many years and was widely known Iowa Toll 126 The Luverne accident contributed to a recordbreaking week of high way fatalities which sent Iowas 1936 traffic death toll soaring to 126 victims Monday Eighteen persons were killed an epidemic of traffic accidents dur ng the last week Six of the deaths occurred over the weekend Eurban Krantz 19 of Harlan law graduate of the same college From Iowa City Mr Evans came to Gefieva and taught school there He commenced the practice of law in Hampton in 1879 with T B Tay lor as his partner the firm being known as Evans ana Taylor Judge Evans success in the prac tice of law won for him consider able distinction and1 his rise as jurist He continued throughout his career as judge to keep in close touch with all forms of agriculture to education In 1916 Grinnell college conferred upon Jus tice Evans the degree of doctor of laws Elected in 1902 In 1902 Judge Evans was elected judge of the eleventh judicial dis trict He was reelected in 1907 but in 1908 was appointed to the su preme bench to fill the vacancy left by Judge Charles A Bishop He was noted for his opinions on constitu tional law Judge Evans was married in 1879 to Julia Stark of Woodstock 111 He is survived by his wife and five children Mrs Jacqua of Clare mont Mrs Hal Hardin of Kansas City Donald of Des Moines and David and John of Eu gene Ore One son died six years age Deacon for 25 Years Judge Evans was prominent in Congregational church activities laving served as deacon for about 25 years He taught a Sunday school class for 50 years The death of Judge Evans occur red in the tie came as a youth when the prair ies were new and wild and his des cription of those days as told to his friends was extremely rich Judge Evans was a lifelong re publican He took an active interest n agriculture He was the owner of several Franklin county farms Funeral services have not been announced pending word from sons and daughters and brothers and sis ers who live in other places RELIGIOUS RIOT SWEEPS MADRID Churches Fired Priests and Nuns Are Charged With Poisoning Children MADRID inflamed by rumors that priests and nuns were distributing poisoned candy to children set fire to more than 12 Roman Catholic churches schools and monasteries Monday At least 32 persons were wounded The fiercest rioting since October 1934 spread through the northern part of the capital Two of those wounded were nuns Five churches two convent schools and two homes of priests were vir tually destroyed by rioters who cut j fire hoses and threatened firemen attempting to save the buildings Rioters exchanged gunfire with squads of civil guards who attempt ed to clear the streets MINISTER SEEKS HELP OF BRITISH IN ADDIS ABABA Haile Selassie Flees to Palestine as Italians Near Capital BI THE ASSOCIATED PRESS With a second hand machine gun and a handful of friends Cornelius Van H Engert United States min ister to Ethiopia was holding off a mob attempting to storm the United States legation in Addis Ababa Monday night Throughout the Ethiopian capi tal Engert said random firing con tinued unabated and that several buildings are still After the first attack on the legation a sub machine gun was added to the legations meager armory Brought in by an Ethiopian policeman it was of Italian make The fighting diplomat reported by radio that it would be a great pity to be obliged to abandon the house from which fly the stars and stripes British Well Fortified He asked the state department in Washington to make contact with the well fortified British legation in Addis Ababa with a view to loaning1 him a few native Indian soldiers on guard at the British compound The British government immedi ately asked Sir Sidney Barton Brit ish minister to Addis Ababa to as sist the Americans The French minister to Addis Ababa reported to his government that an Italian airplane fell into the city at noon A British missionary was jeport ed wounded in the street rioting and French legation trucks armed with IOWAN IN FIGHTING GRINNELL Hatha way Spencer who helped defend the American legation in Addis Ababa from marauders early Monday is the 28 year old son of E B T Spencer Grinnell college Greek professor Emperor Haile Selassie selected him as an adviser in international law last January Young Spencer a Grinnell graduate had been studying in Paris on a scholar ship He speaks six languages Youth 15 Confesses He Aided His Mother in Killing His Father MERIDIAN L Dallas of Neshoba county said early Monday that William Church 5 had confessed he aided his mother Mrs Maggie Church in tilling his father by cutting his ihroat with a razor after the fath er attacked them at their home last Vednesday William and his mother were held n jail but no formal charges were laced against them pending a fur her investigation ied of injuries suffered when truck by an automobile driven by ease Nelson of Ames and Roger Hansen 24 of Des Moines was illed when his car plunged Into a itch two miles east of Ames Waterloo Woman and Girl 14 Overcome by Gas Are Revived WATERLOO Mrs Karl Ransom and 14 year old Maxine Truair overcome by gas Sunday when a stove flame in their home here blew out were revived by fire men with oxygen Floyd Ransom motherinlaw of Mrs Karl Ransom found the two unconscious on a davenport Mrs Karl Ransoms 3 months old son Floyd had dropped from his mothers arms to the floor where the air was purer and was not overcome FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy and un settled Monday night and Tues day Possibly light showers in northeast portion Monday night Somewhat cooler in west and north central portions and warm er in southeast portion Monday night Warmer in northwest and north central portions Tuesday af ternoon MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy and unsettled Monday night and Tuesday possibly showers in west Tuesday cooler in southeast not so cool in northwest late Monday night rising temperature Tues day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 56 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A M Monday 56 Rainfall 08 Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 50 Minimum in Night 38 At 8 A M Sunday 45 machine guns went out in an at empt to clear the streets of wounded King Boards Cruiser Emperor Haile Selassie whose flight from the capital led to the present bloody rioting there board ed a British cruiser at Adjibouti and started for the safety of Pal estine under the protection of the union jack As organized defense in Ethiopia collapsed Premier Mussolini in Rome announced that the citizens of all Italy soon would be called together in an adunata to celebrate the victory in East Afnca The king of kings sailed aboard H M S Enterprise for the Brit ish mandated territory from Dji bouti French Sotnaliland where he took refuge in his flight from Hia capital city Fight Off Charge Armed only with nine rifles two shotguns and ten revolvers Ameri can Minister Cornelius Van H En gert advised the state department in Washington by wireless the American legation fought off a charge by bandits After a brisk exchange of shots the bandits were driven off Engert wirelessed leavingone of their num ber either killed or wounded Engert made an urgent appeal to the state department in Washington to request British assistance in hold ing the United States legation against the rioters In a message filed at 10 a m Ethiopian time a m central standard Engert said natives made a surprise attack on the lega tions two back gates pouring heavy rifle fire into the compound from be hind trees and fences Bullets Strike Close Bullets struck dangerously close to Mrs Engert who had elected to stay with her husband and John Spencer of Grinnell Iowa an ad viser to the Ethiopian government Marshal Pietro Badoglio com manderinchief of the Italian arm ies in East Africa advised his gov ernment that Italys Eritrean roops actingas advance point for the main Italian body were vir tually at Addis Ababa His daily communique said the advance guard for the motorized column had passed a point some 90 miles from the city which had been
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