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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 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 COFY ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY 6 1936 TEOB PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 181 No Colonies for America U S on Way Toward Freeing All Its Dependents By CHARLES P STEWART ASH1NGTON CPA Ameri cans seem to have recovered completely from their hallucina tion that it would be a fine thing to develop the United States into a great colo nial power Congress has started the Phil ippines on the road to independ e n c e It has abandoned Uncle Sams policy of inter f ering in Cuban affairs American marines are out of al such little republics as Nicaragua and Haiti Now Senator Millard E Tydings is agitating with consider able prospects of success for legis lation granting independence to Puerto Rico None of the American experi ments with foreign dependencies has resulted in anything except heavy expense tribuation and some dan ger to Uncle Samuel Dependents Unhappy The dependents have not liked their status either Ever since the Spanish war the Filipinos have fought physically or otherwise for freedom Cuba has re sented Americas big brotherly atti tude Nicaragua and Haiti natural ly have not enjoyed foreign domina tion of their respective governments For that matter the Cuban Nica raguan and Haitian situations Pres ident Theodore Roosevelts grab of Panama from Colombia and Presi dent Wilsons invasion of Mexico have rankled persistently in the minds of all Latin Americans Puer to Rican independence seekers re cently expressed their discontent by assassinating the Yankee chief of police of their island The Virgin is lands have been a white elephant which there is little hope of ridding ourselves Both Sides Dissatisfied sides havebeen bit terly dissatisfied Uncle Sams interest and activi ties have been a constant headache to him Nor have his dependent peo ples fancied his methods of running their various governments A few years ago when the Phil ippine independence movement was younger I had occasion to inter view Pedro Guevara one of the commissioners for the islands in Washington As a matter of fact I asked are the masses of Filipinos ripe for self an tiindependence elements standard argument being in the negative We may not be answered the commissioner for what you consider good government but we want what suits And thats our j In Prohibition Days This was in prohibition days Poim lunnings killings by dry agents and miscellaneous racketeering were rampant The front page of the newspaper which Commissioner Guervara had been reading carried a horrific record of these disorders Senor Guevara turned it toward me Were as ripe for self govern ment as he said confidently The Spanish war dumped a hand EDEN SAYS LEAGUE MUST GO ON Kiddies in Cleanup Drive London and Borah Race in South Dakota Close mmwm REBUFF IN VOTE QFCALIFORNIANS ful of dependencies into Uncle Sams lap at an unlucky moment It was just at that juncture that Rudyard Kipling was broadcasting a series of stories of Englands younger sons adventures in India It was a series which bred a desire for a similar outlet for younger sons from this childish desire to duplicate John Bulls per formances England Has Secret The supposition was that the Phil ippines Puerto Rico and elsewhere were to be Americas India It has taken a couple of genera tions to poohpooh this notion EScactly why England can do colonially what no other country appears able to do is Englands own secret Britain has done remarkably well with colonization Holland and Belgium have done moderately well but they are small caliber Spain has been ruined and is in a state of revolution by reason of its overseas expenditures Want Colonies Back Germany wants its colonies back but never made anything from them Italy wants more colonies but all the experts say that it will serve Mussolini right if he gets Ethiopia The American Council of Pacific Relations offers to prove that Ja pans relations with Korea For mosa and Manchoukuo have com pletely there are now Koreans in Japan com peting with the Japanese labor mar Well Uncle Sam is trying to un load his dependents He didnt realize that a dependent is a dependent The income tax returns recog nize it Roosevelt Group Elated By Easy Victory on West Coast RETURNS ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON rebuff to the Landon pledged ticket in the California republican primary and a slight lead for the Kansas governor over Senator Borah in SouthDakota featured results of Tuesdays balloting John Hamilton Landon man ager attributed the California re sult to local factors In a state ment here he said the uninstructed delegation contains many friends of Governor The state has 44 votes in the con vention next month The uncom mitted delegates favored by friends of former President Hoover were leagues ahead of the slate backed by Governor Merriam and William Randolph Hearst as the tabulation neared completion Landon Margin Small The Landon margin in South Da kota where eight votes were at stake was less than in the first votes counted The democratic delegation picked by President Roosevelt had things all its way in California Over 000 votes were rolled up for it vhile the slate backed by Upton Sinclair gathered less than and Groarty less than Senator McAdoo com mented that the results showed regular democracy was united in his state and that the 22 Califor nia electoral votes would be di rected for Roosevelt in November Representative McGrath told reporters it was signifi cant that the Roosevelt slate ap parently polled more votes than the two other democratic and two republican slates combined 552 Now Selected Of the delegates who will renominate the RooseveltGarne ticket at Philadelphia 552 hav now been selected The republicans have picked of their delegates to Cleve land Claims about how many o these stand conflict Of the republican delegates chos en so far by primary election or ir state and district party conventions exclusive of the California an South Dakota primaries 522 were uninstructed and 111 were instruct ed Landon 90 Borah 21 Of the instructed votes 90 are for Landon and 21 from Wisconsin are for Borah Londons total was increased from 86 to 90 Tuesda when the four delegates at large Backyards and alleys were scoured by local boys and girls in search for tin cans 15 of which consti tuted admission to a movie Shown here are some children dumping their cans into a truck before making a dash for the Strand theater At this tin can show one of the features of the cleanup pain tup and flxup campaign sponsored here this week by the Junior Chamber of Commerce six truckloads of tin cans gathered by 925 children were hauled away Loch Photo Kayenay Engraving POLICE HUNT FOR Black Adder That Bit Owner Found Contented in Its Case National Farm Holiday to Carry On To Fight for Cost from Tennessee were pledged to him by the state convention Former Senator Moses of New Hampshire a supporter of Col Frank Knox Chicago publisher and a contender for the republican nom ination recently pointed to the largi number of uninstructed delegates and said this group will be in con trol at Cleveland Of these delegates he claimed 169 for Knox No specific claims as to the unin structed delegates are being made by Landon supporters but Senator Capper of Kansas predicted the gov ernor would get the nomination Claim Other Votes Borah supporters also have made claims in addition to the 21 from Wisconsin His backers in Illinois where Knox won a majority in the primary recently claim many dele gates in the southern part of the state His supporters in Pennsyl vania where the Idahoan was un opposed said at least 20 of the 75 convention delegates were morally obligated although organization eaders said an uninstructad delega tion would go to Cleveland Carl G Bachmann the Borah campaign manager said in an ad dress Tuesday night that individ uals and groups that have selfish in terest oppose the nomination of the veteran senator There is a deep rooted movement on foot within the republican par he said to prevent the nomina ion of Senator State Convention Held Remaining to be selected are 316 epublican delegates and 548 demo crats Several state conventions are be ng held this week to pick more delegates Connecticut republicans were in session Wednesday with delegates MONTREAL police guar over a small Montreal hotel wa withdrawn Wednesday after a pois onous black adder which bit Edwar E Smith of Schriever wa found resting contentedly in its case Smiths condition was reporte improved after his left arm hai been amputated to stop the spreac of poison to his heart The Louisiana snake farm opera tor was bitten Tuesday night as h1 attempted to give the sick reptiL medicine No One Knows Story No one seemed to know how the snake got back into its glass cage in Smiths hotel room Adelard For Set operator of the hotel insistec Smith known professionally Abul Saud Egyptian Snake Ar had tossed the adder back into its cage after he was bitten The appearance of the hotel room did not bear out Forgets assertion It had been turned upside down bed clothes and the mattress lay jum bled on the floor amid Smiths clothing suitcases and pictures o snake charmers Rushes for First Aid Police were summoned immedi atcly after Smith rushed to a dru store for first aid They establishec a guard over the hotel and warned persons in the neighborhood that the whereabouts of the adder were unknown An alarm was broadcast for Miss Florence Zoda Smiths assistant after police decided she was the only person who could charm the reptile back into its cage Miss Zoda had not been found Fred Hunter Accused of Harboring Karpis Bond Fixed NEW ORLEANS Hun er associate of Alvin Karpis pub ic enemy No 1 who was captured n a raid on his New Orleans apart ment last Friday by federal agents was arraigned Wednesday Tjefore United States Commissioner Reg nald Carter on a charge of harboring Karpis and was held un der bond of having 19 convention votes to be lected Georgia with 14 votes Ida ho with eight and Washington tate with 16 votes hold republi an conventions Saturday District of Columbia republicans vlth three votes assemble Thurs y The Missouri democratic conven on pledged the states 30 votes at ie national convention to Mr toosevelt Production Despite Loss of Reno DES MOINES Reno is dead but the National Farm Holi day association which he captained since its organization in 1C32 re solved Wednesday to carry on his fight for farm cost of This announcement came from Dale Kramer editor of the Farm Holiday News at headquarters here who said that Vice President John Bosch of Minneapolis would step into Renos presidential shoes at least until the next national con vention Bosch could not be reached for comment Reno one of the most colorful champions of the farm cause since the late John Simpson former na tional president of the Farmers Un ion died of heart disease Tuesday in a hotel at Excelsior Springs where he was convalescing from an influenza attack Reno Funeral Friday Funeral services will be held here at 2 p Friday His body will be cremated The Farm Holiday association whose aims Reno championed as far back as 1920 was born in Des Moines May 3 1932 Reno himself n his own obituary which he wrote several years before his death out ined his creed Our he wrote is to give to the farmer the right to production costs a right that is fundamental and necessary to his future exis tence We demand his right to the same exemption from executions and evictions as has been conceded o the banks of the nation We are ready at all times to give he administration all the time re quired to complete their program they will stop the confiscation of he farmers homes and property until the present deplorable condi ion is Borrows Its Name The association borrowed its ame from the bank holiday move ment Its original intent was to remote nonresistant strikes in vhich farmers would buy nothing ell nothing and pay As leader of the farm revolt vhich swept across the midwest in 932 and 1933 Reno called the first trike Aug 15 1932 for Iowa High were picketed Milk and other roducc was dumped from trucks y irate farmers The movement spread and during he winter months of 1932 some armers turned to violence to pre ent farm foreclosures In the pringof 1933 a district court judge ag dragged from his bench at Le Mars choked into unconsciousness a rope and left on a county oad Gov Clyde L Herring called out le national guard to quell the isturbances Throughout this per HIGHWAY SAFETY PLEA COSTS Sproul Pays Fine and Lose License Stub for Stop Sign Violation DES MOINES Phil H Sproul state safety council tary disclosed Wednesday his elo quent plea at Clarion for observ ance of highway safety rules wil cost him and a stub of his driv ers license Dows Marshal Dave Neilly after hearing Sproul speak two weeks ago issued an information againsl the safety secretary when he saw Sproul drive through a highway stop sign near Dows Though I didnt see the Sproul said Wednesday I did drive through it so I wrote Dowg Mayor F H Pederson pleading guilty He wrote back fining me 15 and cost He also recommended that I lose one stub of my drivers license Immailing him the fine today and Ill turn over the license stub to the motor vehicle department Under the Iowa highway law a driver loses a stub every time he is convicted on a minor infraction of the law A second offense loses him his second stub and a third offense is likely to lose him his drivers li cense The license stubs and all may be revoked in case of major violations Iowa Congregational Funds Show Decrease SHENANDOAH Rev P Adelstein Johnson state superin tendent of the Congregational Chris tian conference of Iowa opening here reported a 60 per cent reduc tion in benevolences and a 46 per cent decrease in church funds A slight gain in membership was re ported tion disclaimed responsibility for any violence Another Strike Threat In May 1933 the association threatened another strike but called it off to give President Roosevelt another Reno said the association waa organized not as a farm organiza tion but as a crusade to give the farmer economic The association at the peak of its activity in a mem bership of a million participating farmers in some 28 states Kramer said today membership has now fallen to about farmers in about 15 Membership is concentrated in Iowa Minnesota and North and South Dakota An annual 50 cent VETS MEETING AT FOREST CITY DISTRICTS BEST Henke Urges Same Spirit of Service as Shown in 191718 By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE FOREST eighth dis trict spring conference of American Legion and Auxiliary held here Tuesday was alluded to by numer ous speakers on the program as the best ever held in our District and state officers of both groups assembled early in the aft in courthouse as sembly and Auxiliary in Forest the a consideration of their organization problems A giant ban quet in the high school gymnasium in the evening followed by a dance brought the days activities to a close State Commander W G Henke of Charles City admonished his hearers to apply to their service program the same spirit which prompted them back in 1917 and 1918 to en ter the service of their country Urges Unselfish Building Mrs Eleanor Williams of Eldora department Auxiliary president em phasized the point that in the pro gram of her organization there must be an unselfish building for the future a heritage for genera tions to come such as has come down to us from our pioneer fore fathers R J Laird ofAlgona depart front in the American Legions bat tle to obtain such consideration for World war widows and orphans as is accorded legislatively to the widows and orphans of other wars Frank Miles editor of the Iowa Legionaire predicted new heights of service on the part of the Legion following the attainment of eco nomic justice for veterans through the payment on adjusted compen sation certificates Gratitude Is Expressed Mrs Myrton Skelley of Daven port department Auxiliary secre tary expressed her deep gratitud forfthe loyalty and support giv en to her by members of the low Auxiliary organization d o w through the years Peter F Hansen of Manning dis rict commander and Mrs Marth Whisler of Coon Rapida distric ommitteewoman presided over th anquet The invocation th Rev Gordon Dale Cox of Ottumwa state chaplain and the Forest Cit addresses of welcome by Vic Stue and past district commander and Miss Marion Aasgaard editor of he Winnebago County Republican The banquet was preceded by a parade held at oclock in the afternoon on the streets of Forest City Featured in this parade were ive musical groups including the Thompson band Lake Mills band Forest City high school band Wal dorf college band and Garner Ju ior Legion drum and bugle corps Keports Are Given In the Legions afternoon session iere were reports or addresses by T I Dolliver Fort Dodge state vice oramander Father W F Mason yrshire district chaplain E c Condon Boone district vice com mander W E Schmich Carroll istrict adjutant Franklin Jaqua Humboldt L D Prewltt Forest City Edgar Miles Rockwell City German Bowman Swea City R w Cooper Humboldt Jack Miller Ot umwa E J Kuhl Manning Dr G V Bemis Garner At a morning session of the Aux liary the speakers included Mrs ieo Kinseth Bode Mrs E J Sruntlett Cowrie Mrs Walter Otis orest City Mrs W G Hale Fort odge Mrs Leo Laird Rockwell ity Mrs Fred Ehlers Estherville nd Commander Hansen of Man ing In the afternoon President Elea or Steinberg Williams and Mrs iyrton M Skelley department sec etary were the principal speakers irs Whisler was reelected presi ent and Mrs Laird of Rockwell ity was named vice commander to ucceed Mrs Ehlers of Estherville ON THE INSIDE MADGE COPELAND Preachers Companion in Crime Gets 3 Years ON PAGE 2 Congress Attention on Taxes and Relief Again ON PAGE 2 Governor Will Review R 0 T C at Iowa U ON PAGE 16 ITALIANS SET UP THEIR OWN RULE IN ADDIS ABABA Ethiopians Wave White Flags and Attempt Fascist Salute SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press established fas cist rule over Addis Ababa nam ing Major Giuseppe Bottai for mer governor of Rome civil gov ernor of former Ethiopian capi tal populace celebrated end of war Italian domination of empire ADDIS Pie tro Badoglios troops completed occupation bring protection to foreigners opposed out right annexation of Ethiopia as Italian colony proposing nominal independence for empire plan to call for abolition of sanctions against Italy cabinet stud ied future of league after il duce disavowing any further colonial called fox friendship and reorganization at Geneva iod of unrest however the associa fee entitles farmers to membership Washington County Votes Health Funds WASHINGTON Iowa GBThe county board of supervisors voted for a county health service the sum to be matched by the state health department to which will be added in federal funds FRANK W MAHIN DIES IN CAPITAL Former Clinton Editor Had Been Member of U S Consular Service CLINTON W Mahm 84 former editor of the Clinton Herald and a retired member of the United States consular service died Wednesday in his home in Wash ington D according to word from relatives Mr Mahin who was born in Mus catine Nov 6 1851 attended Iowa Wesleyan c611ege Harvard law col lege and received his law degree at Columbia university After practic ing several years he became editor and manager of the Clinton Herald a position he held from 1881 to 1897 He was married to Miss Abbie A Cadle of Muscatine in 1879 In 1898 Mr Mahin became United States consul at Reichenberg Austria He remained in Austria until 1902 when he was given the post as consul at Nottingham Eng In 1910 Mr Mahin was consul at Amsterdam Holland retiring in 1913 Two years later he was ap pointed as consul at Amsterdam sut retired in 1925 He returned to Huscatine where he made his home or a number of years before mov ng to Washington FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with thunder showers in central and west por tions Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night and in extreme east Wednesday might and prob ably Thursday morning much cooler MINESOTA Thundershowera Wednesday night much cooler in west and south Thursday partly cloudy cooler much cooler in east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 4 hour period ending at 8 oclock Vednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 78 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Wednesday 78 Tuesday and Tuesday night rought North Iowa the wannest experienced since last au umn By noon Wednesday the tempera ure had risen to 83 degrees a new igh mark for 1936 By G H ANDERSON Associated Press Foreign Staff LONDON foreign secretary of Great Britain declared to the house of commons Wednesday The league of nations must go on The cabinet minister upon whom has devolved British relationship to the ItaloEthiopian struggle said the government was beginning im mediately a study of the problem raised by the Italian victory in east Africa this purpose he atated the government is entering into con sultations with the It is clear that the league of nations must go on said Eden In the modern world it is abso lutely indispensable for the organ ization of international affairs Has Suffered Blow No doubt a blow has been struck at the structure of the league and the conception of collective secur ity We must face these facts Eden said each member of the league must consider the Conclusions to be drawn from the last seven months and make them known in Geneva where the future course of action should be decided When the time said Eden his majestys government will be perfectly ready to state its Docs Some Sidestepping The foreign secretary sidetsepped attempts to have him clarify what policy Great Britain would pursue at Mondays meeting of the league council He asked that some measure of confidence be accorded the govern ment on this The action to be taken he added must be a collective action and we will play our part in that To an interruption by a labor party member Eden pleaded At a moment of this delicacy and difficul ty I think it reasonable for the government to ask for a free hand in this matter with this assurance The government will continue to pursue its policy under the league CHEER CONQUERORS By EDWARD J by the Amoclatcd JFxtn WITH THE ITALIAN ARMY IN ADDIS Italian flay flew over Emperor Haile Selassies palace natives raised their hands awkwardly in fascist salutes and Italy owned Ethiopias capital by right of conquest Wednesday Marshall Pietro Badoglio who Tuesday headed Romes victorious fascist legions into goal installed himself in the former Ital ian legation His troops ending days of native rioting with the suddenness of a guillotine knife stood guard over the imperial palace the railway sta tion the wireless station and the barracks of the citys military cen ters Column Pours In The long column which Badoglio commanded was still pouringinto the city Hundreds of motor tracks roared through the atreets in a steady stream The who had terroriz ed foreigners and tbieit compatriots alike hid their tfflM Jtt Uu flnrt ac cessible spot and appeared waving white and cheering the con querors The high command took no chances of from any disorganized Ethiopian military   

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