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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa s COMP MARLON E K HIS MEU a DEPT 9F NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS USASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 1 1936 HOME EDITION NO 201 Democratic Majority Has Normal Party Division Been Reversed ASSOCIATED SHERIFF RAGE BRINGS OUT VOTE By CHAKLES V STEWART ASHINGTON CPA ly according to former Senator George H Moses of New Hamp shire a major ity of American voters are repub licans The dem ocrats he says arc a minority paiy This undoubt edly used to 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 currentschanged The democrats always tried to swim in the same direction Just after the 1928 election when Al Smith was beaten so flat that i seemed doubtful whether Auntj Democracy could survive I askec the present speaker of the house o representatives Congressman Jo W Byrns how he accounte for the fact that his party so al most uniformly was on the losing side of the predominant issue o election days Stand by Principles I think said the congressma now the that the planation is we democrats principles which we stand by wi or lose The republicans seekm only to win regardless of principle are free to grab at every passm opportunity Today the democrats are tran formed into the party of opportun ist adjustability The republicans are trying buck the current As I have had occasion M remar previously republicans and acn crats have not exactly SUPREME COURT OVERRULES N Y WAGEFIXINGACT change for Mental Examination Civil War Rages lecision 5 to 4 Senate Vote on Relief Act Is Awaited WASHINGTON supreme court decision against a New York aw establishing minimum wages for women and children shared cap tal attention Monday with the con gressional drive to finish work on elief 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 was invalidated on the 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 justice 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 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 ac m district law dealt only with the cost Shortly before the boom burst of Uving in determining the mini PRESIDENT JTJAN SACASA 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 narties probably under the time honored nameswhich will mean nothing 1 liberals 2 conservatives A certain stigma attaches tothe term conservative I dont intend to employ it so Caution is a good But is conservatism the majority side in the United States of today Senator K Wheeler who surely is to the leftward said to me This country is the most conservative in the world It Was Conservative And it Now however Sir Wilmott Lewis Washington correspondent of the London Times who reasonably may be 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 conservaties 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 WARNS FRANCE OF WAR DANGER i Oldest Deputy Says Peace Precarious as Chamber I Opens Session PARIS oldest dep uty Antione Salles 76 warned hi colleagues Monday of war danger as he opened the chamber session Peace said Salles never ap 1 peared more precarious or more i peril Nations are feverishly pre paring armaments Throughout Europe sounds louc or than the cries of millions of hun gry and jobless the sinister nois i of factories forging diabolical ma chines intended to vomit fire an poison death on defenseless popula i tions i Former Premier Edouard Herno announced himself as a candidat for the presidency of the chambe His election would automatical L make it impossible for him to b 1 member of the next cabinet um wage The capital watched the senate r a final vote on the lief fund wanted by President oosevelt and also for any sign lat he might call a halt on the ontroversy to hurry adjournment arrinosuch a move by the chief xeeutlve observers expected Sen tor Black DAla to try tomor to replace the senate financi ommittees versoin of the house taj ill with another more in line with dministration ideas House to Vote Wednesday Although the way was cleared for j house vote Wednesday on another j ontroversial bill the GuffeyVinson rice fixing substitute for the out awed Guffey coal control act Sen tor Robinson the democratic lead r said he vas still hopeful con could finish its work by next Monday We probobly will have to remain until next Monday for it appears mprobable we can complete the must legislation by next Saturday the date some of us originally thought would be the adjournment date he said Other developments Flood Control Agreement Senate and house conferees reached agreements on the 00000 omnibus flood control bill nd the Overton bill for WARN AMERICANS TO SEEK SAFETY Rebel Troops in Nicaragua Surround Palace of President MANAGUA Nicaragua United States citizens were warned o seek safety Monday as rebel roops surrounded the presidential palace cutting President Juan B 3acasta 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 colony living 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 calm 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 Queen Mary Docks Fails to Set Mark NEW YORK Completing her first voyage across the Atlan tic the British liner Queen Mary put into New York harbor Monday she failed to surpass the rec ord crossing established by the Normandic 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 late Monday afternoon The liner arrived at quarantine at a m CST where the offi cial welcoming party in behalf o Mayor FiorelloLa Guardia reachec the vessel The committee was headed by Dr Nicholas Murra Butler and Samuel Seabury Consul Goes Out The British consul general Si Gerald Campbell also went down the bay in the special cutter with the velcomers to board the Queen The delay in docking was due no only to the welcoming cercmoniet but to the heavy load of mail car ried by the liner An official comparison of th times of the Queen Mary and the was not immediately PUT IN HOSPITAL AFTER I CALLS AT WHITE HOUSE Leaves Moth Balls and Empty Beer Bottles for President WASHINGTON tive Marion A Zioncheck of Wash Chinese Leader Decides to Be Firm Toward Japanese sound mind The charge was sworn to by n 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 Normandie 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 breakwater at p last Wednesday passed Bishops Rock Light at p m On this basis it took the Queen Mary four days 6 hours and 3S minutes from Bishops Rock to Am brose The Normandies record for the same distance was four days 3 hours 13 minutes and 38 seconds Charge Unsound Mind The admission of Marion A Zioncheck congressman to Gallin ger iiospital 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 Columbia On the back of the order was the 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 HopchChahar 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 Wall These officers gallantly defended the great wall passes against Japan three years ago Japan nevertheless was taking steps to 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 ON THE INSIDE 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 flood control works in the lower Mississippi basin A bondholders plan for reorgan isation of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad through a reconstruc loan of 55000000 and a private oan of was proposed to he Reconstruction Finance corpora tion Communications commission in vestigators said they would attempt to trace efforts by the American Telephone and Telegraph company to influence public opinion 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 accept 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 out ori ginal plans for ending the seventy fourth congress by Saturday night The treasury awaited public re sponse to Secretary Morgenthauf request for a loan of 52050745000 biggest in peacetime history About half of it will be new cash KILLING MOTHER Says He Shot Her When She Refused to Let Him Use Family Car PITTSBURGH De ective Frank Ritz announced Mon day that 15 year old John S Han na Jr confessed he shot down and killed his mother in the doorway of their garage because she refused to jermit 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 liked 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 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 welcome from 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 29133 knots The average speed of the Nor mandie on her maiden trip was 2964 knots 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 Jolumbia annoying prominent officials and citizens and is be ieved to be of unsound mind His rrest 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 want1 Zioncheck cried is to be given a thorough examina tion 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 K He left a brief case containing of gardcd 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 Chunghsintien 20 miles southwest of Peiping Which would give Japan command of the Pinghan line The stationing of troops at Chunghsintien Chinese said would plainly exceed the terms 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 10000 Woman 70 Burned to Death in Bonfire DARLINGTON Wig Julia Flynn 70 burned to death Monday when she apparently fell into a small bonfire she was tend ing at the rear of her home 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 111 plant on the ground that they were discharged because of union ac tivity New low railroad fares ordered bv 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 36 cents for each class of transportation plus a Pull man surcharge TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday and Tuesday showers or thunderstorms in cast and south portions Monday night and 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 cast and south Monday night light frost in Bed river valley Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 88 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A M Monday 61 Rainfall 126 Inches Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 8fi Minimum in Night At 8 A M Sunday 85 empty beer bottles and a can moth balls at the executive offices saying these were for tha presi dent Police on guard there talked with him briefly and he left driving his automobile to the courthouse mid way to the capitol 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 Benjamin S sublet the apartment Zioncheck last December only LIllWDEATH TO BLACK LEGION Hanging of Man Who Feared Execution Had Been Called Suicide DETROIT T 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 Adding the supposed suicide of Pidcock on a Canadian island to a list of a dozen deaths under scru tiny for 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 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 DBS MOINES CtT 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 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 pondingfigure of two years ago as Mason Cityans went to the polls to participate in the state primary election The main interest locally on the republican ballot was the sheriff race where there were seven candi dates seeking this nomination At oclock in the afternoon a total of 1508 persons had voted corresponding to about 1600 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 0 P strength was not that large The vote by precincts at oclock Monday afternoon was as follows First precinct first ward 27S Second precinct first ward ISfi First precinct second ward Mfi Second precinct second ward 135 First precinct third ward Second precinct third ward 158 First precinct fourth ward 20K Second precinct fourth ward 122 Total 1508 Weather played an important part here as elsewhere in determining the strength of the voting Heavy morning rains resulted in light votes in cities where primary races for county offices were com paratively quiet The rains how ever brought out a larger rural vote than expected with farmers unable to work in fields traveling tn rural precinct polling places to cast their ballots From some areas came reports of 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 ing places Ottumwa where skies were clear had a heavy vote Coun cil Bluffs Sioux City Cedar Rapids Keokuk Centerville Charles City Boone Waterloo and Iowa City bal loting was light Voting at Des Moines was about the same as in primaries two years ago disappeared days ago and charge her furniture had been was 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 Hernck Jr said he was undecided on what action to take from his home in downriver Wyandotte Mich the same day His body was found hanging in a hut on uninhabited to MoncnecK Fighting island in Canadian waters to return 10 of the Detroit river the following 95 Monday mornin at Cedar Rapids s low was 47 Man in Custody for Beating Woman Slain in Trying to Escape CHICAGO T 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 Mrs Anna Haiscr mother 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 Pidcock said shortly to get me and they 11 get you too Two formal inquiries into terror ist activities of the Black Legion were resumed today in Jackson and Flint Mich last night her husband told her tly before his death they re HERRING EARLY 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 m 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 statehouse a short time later the governor signec and sealed his own election predic tions to be opened after the result are known ol a girl acquaintance argument during Reward Offered for Finding of Body D4VENPORT Members of William J Bunkers family offered a 525 reward for recovery of his body from the Mississippi river here Dunkcr 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 FR Back at White House After Cruise WASHINGTON P Presiden Roosevelt returned to the whit house Monday after two a day of cruising on nearby waters Hunt Iowa Burglars ROCK RAPIDS Iowa officers searched for burglar who blasted a safe in the Armou Creamery company office and e capcd with 5125 DICKINSON FATE SEEN AS KE1 TO IOWA STAND DES MOINES of Iowa marched to polling places in 2421 precincts Monday to select candidates who will battle for elec tion in November on the tickets of three political parties Scattered ainfall over the state dampened oting ardor Despite a general lack of public nterest in the primary campaign esults of the balloting are expected iy political observers to throw sig ificant light on the outcome of the iresidential election in November The possible key to Iowas politic 1 sentiment in the eyes at least if democratic leaders will be the ate of Iowas republican senator J Dickinson who is seeking re lomination in a field of six contend TS on a record of bitter opposition 0 the new deal Seek Dickinson Defeat Because of his outspoken crili ism of Roosevelt policies and the new deal farm program in particu ar democrats have let it be known Jiat repudiation of the while 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 groups throughout the state Brook hart is seeking to stage a political comeback from his defeat in 1932 Guy Linville of Cedar Rapids Slayor Edwin C Manning of Ot tumwa George Chancy of DCS 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 coodlv share of the coveted vote Must Get 35 Ier Cent Complicating Dickinsons efforts to obtain renomiration is the law requiring that the winning can didate poll 35 per cent of his party 1 total vote for the office he seek i Failure of any oC the field to Sam the necessary S PT cent would