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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 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 COP ASSOCIATED PRESS UIASED W1RB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE NO 201 Democratic Majority Has Normal Party Division Been Reversed By CHARLES P STEWART CP ly according to former Senator George H Moses of New Hamp shire a major ity of American voters are repub The dem ocrats he says are a minority party This undoubt edly used lo be true I am not so sure that now normalcy i s not the other way Formerly the republicans were extraordinarily clever at adapting themselves to popular trends they swam with currents changing as currents changed The democrats always tried to swim in the same direction Just after the 1928 election when Al Smith was beaten so flat that it seemed doubtful whether Aunty Democracy could survive I asked the present speaker of the house of representatives Congressman Jo seph W Byrns how he accounted for the fact that his party so al most uniformly was on the losing side of the predominant issue on election days Stand by Principles I said the congressman now the that the ex planation is we democrats have principles which we stand by win or lose The republicans seeking only to win regardless of principles are free to grab at every passing Today the democrats are trans formed into the party of opportun ist adjustability The republicans are trying to buck the current As I have had occasion to remark previously republicans and demo crats nave not exactly changed places but they are reshuffling themselves Progressive republi cans are becoming democrats Con servative democrats are becoming republicans The process isnt com pleted but its going on Presently there will be two new parties probably under the time honored will mean nothing 1 liberals 2 conservatives A certain stigma attaches to the erm I dont intend to employ it so Caution is a good But is conservatism the majoruy sidein the United States of today Shortly before the boom burst Senator K Wheeler who surely is to the leftward said to me This country is the most conservative in the world It Was And it Noiv however Sir Wilmott Lewis Washington correspondent of the London Times who reasonably may expected to take an international view is of the opinion that Uncle Sam has become an old man overnight and must adopt an old mans policies There is something to be said in favor of this reasoning The gobblers of resources which they already had gobbled wanted to keep them therefore naturally were conservatives Frontier Now Gone While there still were resources to be gobbled prospective gobblers did not want their future gobbling in terfered with therefore also were conservaties With the frontier gone folk be came jealous of what has been gob are couservaties Age for instance is supposed to become conservative Yes if it is provided for But look at the appeal of the Townsend old age pension plan Radical SHERIFF RACE BRINGS OUT VOTE Zioncheck Arrested for Mental Examination WARNS FRANCE OF WAR DANGER Oldest Deputy Says Peace Precarious as Chamber Opens Session PARIS oldest dep uty Antione Salles 76 warned his colleagues Monday of war dangers as he opened the chamber session said Salles never ap peared more precarious or more in peril Nations are feverishly pre paring armaments Throughout Europe sounds loud er than the cries of millions of hun gry and jobless the sinister noise of factories forging diabolical ma chines intended to vomit fire and poison death on defenseless popula Former Premier Edouard Herriot announced himself as a candidate for the presidency of the chamber His election would automatically make it impossible for him to be a member of the next cabinet SUPREME COURT OVERRULES N Y WAGEFBACT Decision 5 to 4 Senate Vote on Relief Act Is Awaited WASHINGTON supreme court decision against a New York law establishing minimum wages for women and children shared cap ital attention Monday with the con gressional drive to finish work on relief and taxes and go home By five to four the justices de cided the minimum wage law was unconstitutional Chief Justice Hughes and Justices Brandeis Stone and Cardozo dissented from the majority opinion delivered by Justice Butler The law wag invalidated on the grounds that it violated individual freedom of contract Briefs urging the court to uphold the New York law had been sub mitted by Ohio Connecticut Illinois Massachusetts New Hampshire New Jersey and Rhode Island all of which have similar laws Nine Other States Nine other states were listed by New York officials as having min imum wage laws They were Cali fornia Colorado Minnesota Oregon Wisconsin North Dakota South Dakota Washington and Utah Justice Butler spoke for the ma jority and the chief justice1 for the minority Justice Stone also wrote a separate dissent joined by Jus tices Brandeis and Cardozo Justices Roberts Van Devanter Sutherland and McReynolds sided with Butler The law was enacted and signed by Gov Herbert Lehman in 1933 Await Relief Vote I A similar law for the District of Columbia was held unconstitutional by the supreme court 13 years ago New York attorneys said however their statute took into account the value of services given while the district law dealt only with the cost of living in determining the mini mum wage The capital watched the senate for a final vote or the relief fund wanted by President Roosevelt and also for any sign that he might call a halt on the tax controversy to hurry adjournment Barring such a move by the chief executive observers expected Sen ator Black to try tomor row to replace the senate finance committees versoin of the house tax bill with another more in line with administration ideas House to Vote Wednesday Although the way was cleared for a house vote Wednesday on another controversial bill the GuffeyVinson pricefixing substitute for the out lawed Guffey coal control act Sen ator Robinson the democratic lead er said he was still hopeful con gress could finish its work by next Monday We probobly will have to remain until next Monday for it appears improbable we can complete the must legislation by next Saturday the date some of us originally thought would be the adjournment he said Other developments Flood Control Agreement Senate and house conferees reached agreements on the cmnibus flood control bill and the Overton bill for flood control works in the lower Mississippi basin A bondholders plan for reorgan ization of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad through a reconstruc tion loan of and a private loan of was proposed to the Reconstruction Finance corpora tion Communications commission in vestigators said they would attempt to trace efforts by the American Telephone and Telegraph company 10 influence public May Call off Fight Some Roosevelt supporters believ ed he might call off the new deal fight for high graduated taxes on corporation income and rccept a senate finance committee revenue bill which does not contain such levies If he does this many legislators felt it might be possible to avoid long battling and to carry but ori ginal plans for ending the seventy fourth congress by Saturday night The treasury awaited public re sponse to Secretary Morgenthaus request for a loan of biggest in peacetime history About half of it will be new cash Civil War Rages PRESIDENT JUAN SACASA WARN AMERICANS TO SEEK SAFETY Rebel Troops in Nicaragua Surround Palace of President MANAGUA Nicaragua United States citizens were warned to seek safety Monday as rebel troops surrounded the presidential palace cutting President Juan B Sacasta and his bodyguard off from the outside world The warning was issued by Boaz W Long United States minister to those members of the North American colonyliving in dangerous vicinities An undetermined number of per sons were killed and wounded in Sundays fighting An authoritative source in close contact with the besieged presiden tial palace said three or four had been killed there and three or four more wounded This source said however that President Sacasa was unhurt and quite Several citizens were known to have been killed by stray bullets in the street and six were reported wounded Genaro Buono an Italian subject and manager of the AngloAmeri can hotel died Monday morning of a heart attack believed induced by excitement BOY CONFESSES KILLING MOTHER Says He Shot Her When She Refused to Let Him Use Family Car PITTSBURGH De tective Prank Ritz announced Mon day that 15 year old John S Han na confessed he shot down and killed his mother in the doorway of their garage because she refused to permit him to use the family car The boy lived with his parents on a chicken farm 15 miles west of Pittsburgh The mother Mrs Tresse Hanna 42 was shot through the head late Sunday night The son left his fath er sleeping in the house and hitch hiked to Pittsburgh to tell his brother about the shooting Operation Follows Kick RED OAK E Anderson Red Oak farmer injured when kick ed in the abdomen by a horse was recovering in a hospital here today from an operation necessitated by bis injuries the other represents refunding of maturing securities Townsend Probe Resumes A house committee resumed its investigation of the Townsend old age pension plan summoning Charles M Hawkes of Boston for mer Townsend area manager to testify The national labor relations board handed down a decision accusing the Brown Shoe company of inter fering with labor union affairs It ordered the reinstatement of three girl workers in the Salem plant on the ground thct they were discharged because of union ac tivity New low railroad fares ordered by the interstate commerce com mission took effect on eastern rail roads The rates are 2 cents a mile in coaches and 3 in Pullmans The former rate was cents for each class of transportation plus a Pull man surcharge Queen Mary Docks Fails to Set Mark NEW YORK UP Completing her first voyage across the Atlan tic the Britisn liner Queen Mary put into New York harbor Monday she failed to surpass the rec ord crossing established by the Normandie last year The Queen Mary passed Ambrose Lightship at a m CST and proceeded up Ambrose channel to quarantine She was not due to dock until latd Monday afternoon The liner arrived at quarantine at a m CST where the offi cial welcoming party in behalf of Mayor Fiorello La Guardia reached the vessel The committee was headed by Dr Nicholas Murray Butler and Samuel Seabury Consul Goes Out The British consul general Sir Gerald Campbell also went down the bay in the special cutter with the welcomers to board the Queen The delay in docking was due not only to the welcoming ceremonies but to the heavy load of mail car ried by the liner An official comparison of the times of the Queen Mary and the Normandie was not immediately available The comparison was further com plicated by the fact that the Queen Marys crossing was measured from Cherbourg breakwater to Ambrose while the crossing of the Normandie was measured from Bishops Rock Light at the entrance of the Eng lish channel to Ambrose 193 nau tical miles shorter Four Days Six Hours At the office of the Cunard line it was stated the Queen Mary after leaving Cherbourg at p m CST last Wednesday passed Bishops Rock Light at p m On this basis it took the Queen Mary four days 6 hours and 38 minutes from Bishops Rock to Am brose The Normandies record for the same distance was four days 3 hours 13 minutes and 38 seconds The welcoming of the new liner began as soon as she passed the lightship Three U S army planes in formation flew over the ship with other planes circling about as the Queen slowed down to take on the pilot at the entrance to the channel Horns and Whistles Many small craft let go with horns and whistles as an echo to the Queen Marys call for the pilot three blasts from its deep horn The passengers aboard lined the decks to wave greetings to the wel coming craft although they had some hours before lost hope of a new record The big welcomefrom Manhattan lay ahead of the Queen Mary on the trip up to her pier from quar antine The average speed of the Queen Mary according to an unofficial an nouncement was knots The average speed of the Nor mandie on her maiden trip was knots Woman 70 Burned to Death in Bonfire DARLINGTON Julia Flynn 70 burned tp death Monday when she apparently fell into a small bonfire she was tend ing at the rear of her home TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday showers or thunderstorms in east and south portions Monday night prob ably in extreme southeast Tues day morning cooler Monday night and in east and south Tues day MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept possibly showers in extreme southeast Monday night cooler In east and south Monday night light frost in Red river valley Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 88 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A M Monday 64 Rainfall Inches Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 86 Minimum in Night 57 At 8 A M Sunday 85 PUT IN HOSPITAL AFTER 2 CALLS AT WHITE HOUSE Leaves Moth Balls and Empty Beer Bottles for WASHINGTON tive Marion A Zioncheck of Wash ington state was charged Monday in an order committing him to Gal linger hospital with being of un sound The charge was sworn to by E P Stump sanitary officer of the District of Columbia The commitment was presented when police took Zioncheck to Gal linger hospital after arresting him at the Naval hospital During the morning the representative had called at the white house executive offices twice asking to see the president The commitment read Charge Unsound Mind The admission of Marion A Zioncheck congressman to Gallin ger hospital is requested for obser vation and a report on his mental status The charge of unsound mind is made by E P Stump sanitary officer of the District of On the back of the order was the following notation by Inspector Bernard Thompson chief of detec tives This man has been driving his automobile in a reckless manner over the streets of the District of Golurribia and prominent officials and citizens ajid is be lieved to be of unsound His arrest climaxed a day of excitement during which Zioncheck drove down a busy sidewalk at 60 miles an hour and visited police court Reported Voluntarily Naval hospital officials said Zion check had reported voluntarily to the institution a few minutes be fore police arrived to arrest him Telling the naval doctors that they had orders to lodge the repre sentative in the city hospital the two burly detectives took him by each arm All I Zioncheck cried is to be given a thorough examina Dressed in an old sweater and wrinkled trousers Zioncheck had paid calls early Monday at the white house executive offices and the office of the district attorney Beer Bottles for F R He left a brief case containing empty beer bottles and a can of moth balls at the executive offices saying these were for the presi Police on guard there talked with him briefly and he left driving his automobile to the courthouse mid way to the capital Dist Atty Leslie Garnett said Zioncheck asked him to indict some public officials who might know where his missing bride could be found Garnett sent him on his way after a few questions and Zioncheck went to the police court nearby Quiet prevailed at the apartment of Zioncheck after a weekend of encounters with the police Wife Leaves Him The Washington representative returned to his apartment early Sunday night after what he said was a day spent in looking for Mrs Zioncheck She left the apartment Saturday Mrs S sublet the apartment to Zioncheck last December only to return 10 days ago and charge her furniture had been confined in a hospital Declaring she was forcibly evict ed from the apartment which she sought to occupy with the Zion checks Mrs Young charged the congressman and his bride were re sponsible Her attorney Samuel Herrick said he was undecided on what action to take Man in Custody for Beating Woman Slain in Trying to Escape CHICAGO U Arrested for beating a woman John Potoski 23 was shot to death Monday when he sought to escape from a police squad in suburban Blue Island The officers had been summoned on a complaint that potoski had struck Mis Anna Haiser mother of a girl acquaintance during an argument Chinese Leader Decides to Be Firm Toward Japanese Inspired by Great Wall Defense of 1933 By MORRIS J HARRIS SHANGHAI by the valiant great wall defenders of 1933 Gen Sung ChehYuan chairman of the HopehChahar military council decided Monday to pursue a strong er policy against Japans military expansion in North China Reports from Peiping said this de cision was reached following all night conferences of North China mayors General Sung who became head of the semiautonomous council for Hopeh and Chahar provinces when it was organized last Dec 18 as a compromise answer to demands for North China independence was said to have been inspired in his new stand by officers of the famous twentyninth route army Defended Great WaD These officers gallantly defended the great wall passes against Japan three years ago Japan nevertheless was taking steps tc accommodate its ever in creasing troops in North China Peiping advices said new Japanese barracks were being rushed to con struction at Fengtai 10 miles south west of Peiping They are to have a capacity of 800 soldiers This new military station was re garded as giving the Japanese vir tual control over the strategic rail lines converging at Fengtai Japan Builds Outposts It was reported reliably that the Japanese also were building mili tary outposts at 20 southwest of Peiping which would give Japan command of the Pinghan line The stationing of troops at Chunghsintien Chinese said would plainly exceed the termj of the Boxer protocol which is concerned only with keeping open communica tions between Peiping and the coast in the event lives of foreigners are menaced Japanese troops now in North China Mondays estimates stated total around LINKNEW DEATH TO BLACK LEGION Hanging of Man Who Feared Execution Had Been Called Suicide DETROIT UP Death crossed the sinister trail of the Black Le gion again Monday as authorities sought to learn if coincidence alone explained the hanging of Roy Pid cock within 24 hours after the slay ing of Charles A Poole that un masked the night riding terrorists Aduing the supposed suicide of Pidcock on a Canadian island to a list of a dozen deaths under scru tiny lor possible Black Legion con nections state police also pressed their investigation of the shooting of John L Bielak an active member of the United Auto Workers union in 1934 Disappeared From Home The execution of Poole the one death definitely attributed to Black Legionnaires occurred on May 13 Pidcock 32 year old steel worker disappeared from his home in downriver Wyandotte the same day His body was found hanging in a hut on uninhabited Fighting island in Canadian waters of the Detroit river the following day State Police Captain Ira H Mar mon asked Canadian authorities to reopen their investigation of that death after a friend of the steel worker told him Pidcock had been invited to join the Black Legion Had Expected Death The widow Mrs Nellie Pidcock said last night her husband told her shortly before his death theyre going to get me and theyll get you Two formal inquiries into terror ist activities of the Black Legion were resumed today in Jackson and Flint Mich Reward Offered for Finding of Body DAVENPORT of William J Dunkers family offered a reward for recovery of his body from the Mississippi river here Dunker 53 and credit manager for the Crescent Electric Supply com pany left a note in his coat on the river wall indicating he had killed himself ON THE INSIDE CHESTER C DAVIS Davis Tells What He Will Discuss in Iowa ON PAGE 2 Osage Sumner Auto Crashes Take 2 Lives ON PAGE 11 Kanawha Woman Dies After Fall on Steps ON PAGE 11 Council Makes Plans for Paving Sidewalks ON PAGE 12 Scattered Rains Aid Iowa Crop Chances but Reduce Voting DES MOINES UP Scattered rainfall boosted Iowa crop prospects but dampened voting ardor Monday Skies were overcast and rain fell at several points The weather bu reau here forecast additional show ers or thunderstorms for Monday night and Tuesday Temperatures climbed Sunday to a state high of 95 at Waterloo and at most points were between 85 and 95 Monday mornings low was 47 at Cedar Rapids HERRlGEARLY BIRD AT POLLS Has to Wait 5 Minutes for Opening Time to Cast His Ballot DES MOINES Clyde L Herring candidate for the demo cratic senatorial nomination in Mon days primary was the early bird in his own election precinct He arrived at the polling place in Greenwood school at a had to wait five minutes for the polls to open and then cast his vote His was the first vote recorded in the pre cinct At his office in the statehousepa short time later the governor signed and sealed his own election predic tions to be opened after the results are known Back at White House After Cruise WASHINGTON UP President Roosevelt returned to the white house Monday after two nights and a day of cruising on nearby waters Hunt Iowa Burglars ROCK RAPIDS Iowa officers searched for burglars who blasted a safe in the Armour Creamery company office and es caped with TOTALEXPECTED TO HIT MARK OF TWO YEARS AGO Rain Reduces Early City Vote in Iowa Brings Out Farmers Although starting light the vot ing at oclock Monday after noon was approaching the corres ponding figure of two years ago as Mason Cityans went to the polls to participate in thi state primary election The main interest locally on toe republican ballot was the sheriff race where there were seven candi dates seeking this nomination At oclock in the afternoon a total of persons had voted corresponding to about the same hour in the 1934 primary elec tion There appeared to be a heavy womans vote The ratio of republicans and dem ocrats appeared to be about the same as two years ago some pre cincts having twice the number of republican as democratic voters while in others the G O P strength was not that large The vote by precincts at oclock Monday afternoon was as follows First precinct first ward 375 Second precinct first ward 336 First precinct second ward 346 Second precinct second ward 135 First precinct third ward 230 Second precinct third ward 158 First precinct fourth ward 206 Second precinct fourth ward 122 Total 1508 Weather played an important part here as elsewhere in determining the strength of thevoting Heavy morning rains resulted in light votes in cities where primary races for county offices were com paratively The rains how ever brought out a larger rural vote than expected with farmers unable to work in fields traveling to rural precinct polling places to cast their ballots From some areas came reports or the lightest primary vote in years while at other points a heavy vote was indicated At Dubuque democratic strong hold heated county democratic pri mary races were expected to result In a large vote Fort Dodge reported long lines of voters waiting at poll ng places Ottumwa where skies were clear had a heavy vote Coun cil Bluffs Sioux City Cedar Rapids Keokuk Centerville Charles City Bopne Waterloo and Iowa City bal loting was light Voting at Des Moines was about the same as in primaries two years ago DICKINSON FATE SEEN AS KEY TO IOWA STAND DES MOINES of Iowa marched to polling places in precincts Monday to select candidates who will battle for elec tion in November on the tickets of three political parties Scattered rainfall over the state dampened voting ardor Despite a general lack of public interest in the primary campaign results of the balloting are expected by political observers to throw sig nificant light on the outcome of the presidential election in November The possible key to Iowas politic al sentiment in the eyes at least of democratic leaders will be the fate of lowag republican senator L J Dickinson who is seeking re nomination in a field of six contend ers on a record of bitter opposition to the new deal Seek Dickinson Defeat Because of his outspoken criti cism of Roosevelt policies and the new deal farm program in particu lar democrats have let it be known that repudiation of the white haired senior senator from the tall corn state by republicans would be seized upon as indorsement by Iowa farm ers of the present national admin istration Competing with Dickinson for the republican nomination are five oth er candidates including Former Senator Smith W Brookhart Once highly popular with farm and labor groupsthroughout the state Brook hart is seeking to stage a political comeback from his defeat in 1932 Guy LinviUe of Cedar Rapids Mayor Edwin C Manning of Ot tumwa George Chancy of Des Moines and Norman T Baker com plete the field Linville Manning and Baker have conducted determined and extensive campaigns and are expected to compete strongly for a goodly share of the coveted vote Must Get 35 Per Cent Complicating Dickinsons efforts to obtain renomination is the state law requiring that the winning can didate poll 35 per cent of his partys total vote for the office be seeks Failure of any of to gain the necessary 35 jer cent would
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