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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 11, 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 CWT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 11 1936 THIS PAPIR CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 210 Defeatist Air Noted Stewart Does Not Believe G 0 P Is Confident STAMPEDE TO LANDON IS BEGUN By CHARLES P STEWART CLEVELAND course no loyal republican would admit it even under torture but the truth is that there has been a defeatist at mosphere about this years G O P convention here There has been plenty of shouting and the Landon boosters have put on a really fine line of ballyhoo but the other aspirants for the presiden tial nomination though they have growled considerably have not been very noisy There also has been more or less hopeful oratory but with it there has been an undertone of warning that this is the time for the G O P to make good or there may not be enough of it left ever to hold another convention And there is no use trying to deny it Republican leadership has not been a bit confident of the election of any imaginable G O P candi date next November Naturally it wants to win if it can but it actu ally counts on doing no better than to make a creditable showing at least a big improvement on 1932 and 1934 and hold the party to gether for 1940 Stewarts Opinion Fighting for the nomination would have had more genuine kick to it except for the unuttered be lief on the part of all the contenders that the nominee in all probability was being put up only to be knocked over Not that there has been no fight ing but it has lacked an air of sin cerity Governor Landon indeed evi dently actually sent his following to Cleveland with an honestto goodness desire to be named for first place on the republican ticket but less in the expectation I have this in strict confidence from one of his chief supporters of being elected this time than of placing himself in a position to claim the nomination again four years hence when G O P chances may be brighter And I know for a fact that weeks ago friends of Senator Arthur H Vandenberg were advising him to sidestep the 1936 nomination and await 1940 By Narrow Margin The reckoned that a 1936 defeat if by a narrow margin would be a 1940 asset The Vanden bergites regarded a defeat as poor advertising for the future There Mason City Woman Dies After Leap From Car INQUEST HELD IN FATAL INJURY OF MRS FUNK 23 Husband of Victim and Henry Eberhardt Held in City Jail An inquest to fix the responsib ility of Mrs Delma Funks death was planned by Coroner J E Mc Donald Thursday following an in vestigation into events which con nected with fatal injuries she suf fered when she allegedly leaped from the car she was driving near the Jacob E Decker and Sons dis posal plant Wednesday night fol lowing a Mrs Funk 23 was accompanied by Henry Eberhardt 22 Decker plant employe 231 Fifteenth street northeast at the time the fatal accident occurred Eberhardt told police that his companion who had been sulking after a quarrel opened the door of her car which Death Investigated she was driving without warning steering wheel brakes stopping and leaped out He grabbed the and emergency toe car and re turned to the spot where Mrs Funks unconscious form lay Pick ing her up he took her to a local hospital She died shortly after 5 oclock Thursday morning of a broken neck Eberhardt and Albert Funk husband of the victim are being held in the city jail pending the outcome of the investigation Also in Party Members of the party which was held in the country north of the city shortly after 8 oclock Wednesday night were Mrs Funks estranged husband Albert from whom she had been separated for three months his companion Mrs Edythe Saylor Lee 421 Van Euren avenue southwest and Eberhardt The four met at the Log Cabin oil station at Eighteenth street and MRS DELMA FUNK are arguments on both sides HowI North Federal avenue at about 8 ever its obvious that a nomination oclock Wednesday night according to takp an anticipated licking what1 to statements made to police They had been drinking spiked beer Eberhardt said and before going to the country bought another half pint of alcohol and four bottles of ever its ultimate reward is not of a nature to stir up any very bitter rivalry between opposing aspirants for it Colonel Frank Knoxs organiza tion has fought quite convincingly but most of the mean things which have been said concerning the col onels various oppositions have been said not by the colonel himself but by his manager exSenator George H Moses Moses undoubtedly has put his heart into his campaign in the col onels behalf He is sharptongued anyway a deeply disappointed poli tician and the convention contest gave him an opportunity to express himself But it never has appeared that the colonel personally would feel his life blighted if beaten for a nomination or beaten on election day Senator Borahs Fight Senator William E Borah has shown some sure enough not against individual presidential possibilities other than himself but against the Old Guard which he has asserted still runs the G O P Yet even Borah from all indica tions never has been vehemently am bitious to be presidentially named What he demanded was the right to dominate the convention dictate the campaign and be the power be hind the throne in the unlikely event of a republican victory Enraged by his failure even to make a strong showing he grew downright savage There is no mis take as to the venom he has dis played in connection with his partys Cleveland deliberations but it wasnt that he particularly sought to be chosen titularly as its stand ard bearer Synthetic Fireworks To sum up The convention opened with Lan don really very desirous of the nom ination but mainly with a view to 1940 Vandenberg came to Cleveland only lukewarmly disposed to be nominated anyway Knox came with the idea in mind that nomination would be good pub Jirity far him even if beaten which he unquestionably has the political judgment to have recognized as a practical certainty for the republi can candidate in November Borah came as asorehead The lesser lights didnt count any of the time With this raw material for a red hot convention there can be some few fireworks but theyre synthetic near beer In the country they sat and drank the beer Mrs Funk arguing with the other occupants of the car in the meantime She left the car several times and ran up the road but Eberhardt followed her and brought her back he said Slapped Each Other After more than three hours in that spot the group was ready to leave but Mrs Lee Funk and Eber hardt refused to ride with Mrs Funk if she drove the car accord ing to statements made to police An argument ensued in which Mrs Funk and Eberhardt slapped each other several times and there was much cursing Eberhardt told po lice early Thursday morning I slapped her and pushed her to one Eberhardt said and took the wheel myself driving back to the Log Back at the Log Cabin station Mrs Lee and Funk left the party after a short conversation Eber hardt stated that Mrs Funk then took the wheel and drove south on Federal avenue and east on Fif teenth street to the Decker plant When she had driven about 50 or 60 feet on the east side of the Deck er disposal plant she leaped from the car he said Investigate Case Capt Leo Risacher and Detective James Buchanan investigating the case returned with Eberhardt to the scene of the tragedy They found there her blood smeared handkerchief which Eberhardt said he had thrown away after wiping her cut lips with it Tracks show ing how the Funk car had been turned around in the road were also visible Mrs Funk is survived by her mo ther Mrs Bertha Kavars 629 Van Buren avenue southwest her fa ther Frank Ryals who was di vorced from the Funk girls moth er 22 years ago a grandmother Mrs Minnie DeGraff a stepfather Nick Kavars and five stepbrothers and one stepsister Mrs Funk a laundry maid at the Hotel Hanford was born at Eldora Oct 7 1912 and came with her mother to Mason City when 2 years old She attended local schools She was married Feb 13 1931 to Albert Funk and the couple had been separated for the past three months HENRY EBERHARDT ANOTHER MANIAC IS CORNERED 3 Crazed Killers Thought to Have Crossed Line Into Iowa at Large ST PETER Three crazed killers and a demented bank looter known to officials as the dangerous core of the lunatic band that bolted the state asylum Thurs day still roamed at large Whereabouts of three known to have abandoned an automobile near the Iowa line was a matter of spec ulation The fourth Frank Gibson convicted murderer was reported cornered by state police and sher iffs officers three miles north of St Peter in dense brush Lawrence Devol mad Barker Karpis gang machinegunner who engineered the break Sunday night in which 16 crazy men gained free dom was believed heading through Iowa toward a former hideout in the Ozark mountains of Missouri With Devol who lias murdered three men were believed to be Al bert Saroke convicted killer and Donald Reader mentally deranged bank robber The coupe comman deered by the trio at the prison walls was found near Elmore above the Iowa line Authorities lacked proof that any one of the three had been sighted Iowa officers on the alert for the fleeing desperadoes saw a possible trail through that state in auto mobile thefts at Armstrong and Sioux Rapids Checkups of numer ous suspects early today had failed to identify any as the fugitives THREE MAN RAID HOME OF PRIEST AT WAUKEE DES MOINES raid by I three men on the Waukee Iowa home of a Catholic priest early Thursday supplied Iowa officers with what Glen Schmidt state in vestigation bureau chief said sounds like a new lead to the trail of the fugitive Minnesota Deputy Sheriff Ralph Graham of Adel reported the men two of them dressed in summer trousers and shirts the other in coveralls drove up to the house shortly after mid night and forced a young man liv ing with the priest to give them food Graham said the men took a quarter all the money the young man had and that one of them said Well have a hof a time get ting anywhere on The description of two of the hedeclared pretty well with the description of the two of the insane Schmidt earlier reported that none of the dozen suspects picked up turned out to be the maniacs al though two he said proved to be Minnesota automobile thieves Hoover N Y Bound After Call to Party Cheered As He Asks Holy Crusade for STORY ON PAGE 2 CLEVELAND CT H e r b e r t Hoover sped toward New York Thursday as the friends and admir ers who wildly cheered him Thurs day night voiced superlative praise of his speech calling on the republi can party to enter into a holy cru sade for Greeted with uproarious recep tions every time he left his hotel rooms Hoover won a half hours ovation at the republican national convention when he assailed the new deal as a muddle of a spoils system and reckless Shouts and cheers including some cries of we want rang through the hall after delegates had listened to his assertion that with out the intervention of the supreme court we would have been a regi mented Under Blaze of Lights Under a blaze of light and with his address often punctuated by ap plause and cheering Hoover arrayed what he said was evidence that the new deal is a definite attempt to replace the American system of freedom with some sort of Eur opean planned Hoover said the new deal ap peared to some people as sheer opportunism that it is a muddle of a spoils system of emotional eco nomics of reckless adventure of unctuous a monopoly of human sympathyT of greed for power or a desire for popular ac claim and an aspiration to make the front pages of the Sees No Repentance To other he continued it appears to be a cold blooded at tempt by starry eyed boys to infect the American people by a mixture of European ideas flavored with our native predilection to get some thing for Moreover he said when we ex amine the speeches of Tugwell Wallace Ikes and others we see little indications of While he concentrated most of his in an attack upon the na tional administration he pointed a way in which he thought the repub lican party might lead the nation Road to Recovery The immediate he said is to set the country on the road of genuine recovery from the paths of instability We have enough in ventions and enough accumulated needs to start the physical rebuild ing of America The day the republican party can assure right principles we can turn this nation from the demoral ization of relief to the contentment of constructive There are some he he said that cannot be com promised Either we shall have a society based upon ordered liberty and the initiative of the individual or we shall have a planned society that means dictation no matter what you call it or who does Richard Strauss 72 Works on New Opera GARMISCHPARTENKIRCHEN Germany Strauss German composer spent his sev entysecond birthday working on a new opera Thursday FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday rising temperature except Thursday night in extreme southeast portion MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday except Increas cloudiness in north Friday slightly warmer except Thursday night along Lake Superior and except Friday In extreme north west IN MASON CITY GlobeGaeette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 68 Minimum in TStlgM 43 At 8 A M Thursday 64 The temperature came within one degree of the months minimum Wednesday night LANDON LEADERS DROP BATTLE ON MINIMUM WAGES Compromise Platform Is Before Resolutions Committee PLATFORM DIGEST PAGE 5 CLEVELAND man agers decided Thursday after a one sided defeat in the resolutions sub not to carry their battle for a minimum wage constitutional amendment any further The compromise republican plat form had been completed by the subcommittee earlier in the day without the minimum wage agree ment sought by Gov Alf M Lan don of Kansas At first some of his lieutenants wanted to carry the battle for the amendment into the full commii tee but after telephone conferences with Landon in Topeka it was de cided not to do so Clear Away Barrier The decision cleared away one of the obstructions in the way of get ting the platform before the conven tion which had recessed at 2 p m until 6 p m Former Senator Henry Allen of Kansas said the platform was sat isfactory to Landon forces The subcommittee agreement virtually assuring convention ac tion on the platform Thursday night included a demand for sound money but omitted mention ofthe gold standard opposed the league of nations and the world court and hit hard at monopolies Other major planks Farm and Tariff Agriculture An economy of plenty instead of scarcity with a land use program including acquisi tion of submarginal lands and sub sidies on domestic crops to com pensate for tariffs of the reciprocal tariff law restoration of the flex ible tariff and sufficient protec tion to defend the American farmer and the American wage of the present social security law and enactment of state old age security and unem ployment insurance plans with fed eral aid with ad ministration by the states of joint federalstate funds Presentation Delayed Landons demands for changes in the platform delayed its scheduled presentation to the convention dur ing the day He won reinstatement of a plank calling for regulation of interstate utilities but was unsuccessful in seeking a pledge to extend the civil service to the entire government be low the level of cabinet officers Some of the platform rewriting asked by Landon was said by com mittee members to be chiefly a mat ter of phraseology but among the significant demands were Inclusion of a platform pledging civil service status for all govern ment employes below the rank of cabinet Public Utilities Plank Reinstatement of a plank for con trol of interstate public utilities Re vision of a plank condemning the new deals reciprocal tariff law and demanding that tradetreaties be ratified by the senate A Landon demand for a pay as you go tax program to finance social security was accepted finally by the subcommittee after once be ing rejected As it was emerging from the sub committee the platform came close to confirming to the demands of Senator Borah of Idaho Landon managers said it was near enough tcthe senators views to win his support for the ticket in November Borah refused comment on this claim Dickinson Says Only One Name Will Be Opposed Goes Before Informal Caucus to Release Iowa Delegates By W EARL HALL CLEVELAND Senator L J Hoover Joins Ranks of Many Who Lost Hats at Convention CLEVELAND Pres ident Hoover Thursday joined the ranks of the many at the republi can national convention who have lost their hats In the bustle of leaving he mis laid his gray felt Several friends proffered theirs as he strode to ward the train Finally he accepted a straw from Lawrence Richey liis former secretary Dickinson at 11 oclock Thursday morning appeared before an inform al caucus of the Iowa delegation and released it from further support of his candidacy for the republican nomination for president It now appears he said that only one name will be placed before the convention I am con vinced that this convention is des tined to end more harmoniously than any in recent times and that the republican party will present a 100 per cent front for the election next November My one interest from this point on is success for the party in Iowa from president down through the state and local officers Call this patriotism or self interest as you Thanks Delegation The senator thanked the delega tion for its generous consideation of my candidacy and expressed a hope that every delegate would leave the convention resolved to make party success a first objec tive in the months ahead C D Rose of Dubuque rose fol lowing the senators talk to assure him that the delegates had only the kindest feeling toward him and that his reelection in the fall would be sought in a most vigorous manner Were going out and fight like hell for he concluded Lets hear from Dan somebody suggested and the former governor who has been linked with opopsition to the senators nomina tion here spoke briefly Turner Is Confident Im he said that we can carry the republican ticket in Iowa from president down to the lowest office includingthe senator ship All of us Im sure have reached the point of believing that preservingour country and our democratic form of government is al stake and that this transcends personalities We must present a solid front The people will be be hind us in this and Im proud to have a part in The caucus was called to order by Harrison D Spangler Iowas na tional committeeman in charge of western party headquarters at Chi cago A committee consisting of C A Bryson E P Chase and Robert Pike was appointed to prepare a resolution of sympathy to Mrs John Hammill The former governors credentials as delegate at large at this convention will be sent with this expression to Mrs Hammill American Oil Field Workers May Join Venezuela Strike MARACAIBO yenezuela A general strike in which it was reported oil field workers might join was declared Thursday Officials of the many American oil companies operating here said they were unable to determine whether their employes would join the walkout Strike leaders said they sought to force the government to withdraw its law of public order which vir tually prohibits opposition to the government and establishes a modi fied form of martial rule SLAYING MARKS SPANISH RIOTS Romano Malaga Provincial Parliament President Assassinated MADRID Romano 62 president of the Malaga provin cial parliament and the provinces leading socialist was assassinated Thursday in the city of Malaga Street fighting immediately broke put between partisans of the social ist and syndicalist factions although both are members of the leftist coa lition which governs Spain Meanwhile the government re ported it had smashed a rightist movement in seven provinces A group of unidentified men opened fire on President Romano as he appeared on the street At the same time a band of al leged syndicalists attacked the local socialist club and wounded one man with pistol fire Business in Malaga was paralyzed by a general strike LOOK INSIDE FOR COL HAJVFORD MACNTOER MacNider Again Head of G 0 P Service League ON PAGE 2 Holds 2 Million Claim Is Entitled to Hearing ON PAGE 11 87 Bursts of Applause During Steiwer Speech ON PAGE 11 Farmers Join in Corn Yield Tests ON PAGE 7 United States to Have Strong Olympic Roster ON PAGE 13 Decker Hermanson Win Local League Contests ON PAGE 13 ROOSEVELT AND PARTY IN TEXAS President Pledged to Work Under Broad Purposes of Constitution HOUSTON Roosevelt and his party arrived here by special train at a m CST Thursday Mr Roosevelt rode into Texas pledged to continuation of his ef forts to solve economic and social problems under the broad pur poses of the constitution The chief executive gave this mes sage to the nation Wednesday night in Arkansas just before resuming a mile western tour that called for brief addresses Thursday in Houston San Antonio and Austin Second at Dallas Friday morning at Dallas the hub of Texas celebration of its centen nial of independence from Mexico the chief executive will deliver the second set speech of his trip Th third will be made at Vin cennes Sunday morning in dedicating a memorial to George Rogers Clark Revolutionary war hero of the northwest Addressing an open air Arkansas centennial throng at Little Rock late Wednesday the president declared the constitution of the government extends beyond state lines and add ed Under Broad Purposes Under its broad purposes we can and intend to march forward believing as the overwhelming ma jority of Americans believe that it is intended to meet and fit the amazing physical economic and so cial requirements that confront us in this Declaring the common man must be protected from the privi leged lie asserted the nation was commencing to solve the questions relating to prices wages hours of labor conditions of em ployment fair competition and so cial security and added The new approach to these prob lems may not be immediately dis cernible but organization to meet human suffering can never be predi cated on the relaxation of human KNOX EXPECTED TO BE MATE Dickinson Borah Knox Vandenberg Release Their Delegates By EDWARD J DUFFY CONVENTION HALL CLEVE LAND prairie fire of Lon don sentiment swept the fifth ses sion of the republican convention Thursday prompting predictions that the Kansas Col Frank Knox of Illinois as a running be nominated for the presidency One after another of the Landon competitors withdrew their names while the great mass of yet foot loose delegates joined up Whether the impending platform debate would be as harmonious was in doubt Col Frank Knox released his delegates shortly after Senators Vandenberg of Michigan Borah of Idaho and Dickinson of Iowa had done the same Tenor All Same The tenor of their assertions was the same in the words of Knox The crisis in national affairs de mands complete Platform troubles delaying mat ters the convention recessed short ly before 2 p m C S T until 6 oclock C S T John Hamilton the energetic Landon manager smilingly declined to talk about the vice presidential nomination The principal talk heard was Knox His long time friend and fel low newspaperman in youth Van denberg remarkedto reporters ho rather thought Knox should be chosen Vandenbcrgg Firm After an hours conference with Hamilton Vandenberg said his mind was unchanged on his refusal to accept the nomination for vice president Senator Vandenberg of Michigan released the 38 delegates from his state suggesting of putting him in Frank D Fitzgerald second the nomination of Governor Landon Vandenberg indicated both ho and Col Knox of Illinois would second the Kansan for the leading place on the ticket Borah told Chairman Bernhard Gettelman of the Wisconsin dele gation that he did not believe the Wisconsin delegation should stand out alone like a sore Borah Is He said it might make the other delegates resentful Gettelman quoted the Idahoan also as saying he was satisfied with the platform The Wisconsin delegation was expected to join the Landon rush Although persistently questioned by newsmen Borah declined to commit himself on any nominee The candidate will be the plat he said Vandenberg in jovial spirit as he mingled with the Michigan dele gates said a telegram already had been dispatched to Governor Lan don at Topeka congratula ting him on his nomination Knox disclosed he had been talk ing with some of my friends about the vice presidential nomination But he would not say whether he would accent such a nomination declaring Til cross that bridge when I come tc Delegations Making Beady Once the platform arguments could be completed Chairman Ber trand Snell was ready to call for the nominating speeches From there it was just a step to the vot ing itself and the big delegations were making ready The biggest break to Governor Landon carae when 85 of the 90 New York votes went over John D M Hamilton his manager cooly added these to the 50 of Pennsylvanias 75 freshly lined up and for the first time predicted a first ballot sweep He declined to discuss either the vice presidential nomination or the platform but did indicate a lay over until Friday was possible on all the balloting unless differences over the platform were reconciled by late Thursday Is Landon Leader Herman Langworthy of Kansas City was the Landon leader entrust ed with piloting the platform in the convention session One departure his committee rrom previous party doctrine as a concession to Senator Borah of Idaho pledged the party flatly against membership in the world court or league of nations The last three republican presi dents favored joining the world court The platform on which Her   

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