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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 13, 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 ASSOCIATED PRESS ABASED WlJSE SBKVJCB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 212 Will Attack Roosevelt Republicans Drive to Be Directed at New Deal Head By CHARLES P STEWART republicans campaign policy evidently is to be one of attacks upon President Roose velts way of running things rather tlian a fight for any particular con structive program of their own This is assuming that Senator Frederick Steiwer in his keynote speech at the Cleveland convention and Representative Bertrand H Sneil in his address at the conven tions permanent chairman correctly outlined the G O plans Pre sumably they did Convention key noters and permanent chairmen us ually know what they are talking about Neither Steiwer nor Snell suggest ed much as to what the republicans if they win propose to do Both dwelt upon what their party pro poses to undo that has been done under the Roosevelt administra tion Roosevcltian Methods It was not so much the new deal that the two G 0 P spokesmen criticized it was the Rooseveltian method of doing the dealing Steiwer especially said that at first he thought rather well of some details of the present white house tenants general scheme to lift the depression and supported them But when the president began put ting his system in operation it turned out the keynoter charged to be altogether different from what he or anyone else except a few brain trusters had expected It was Roosevelt personally whom Steiwer and Snel alike blamed for effecting what they de scribed as a very radical change in the American form of government Had No Idea To be sure congress voted to him the authority under which he did it but congress as remarked by Steiwer who admits that he voted for several new deal measures had no idea of what use he was about to make of the powers it conferred on him Snell goes so far as to put it that he seduced the legislative branch by billions in pork barrel Of course the permanent chair man didnt mean to imply that Steiwer was Steiwer sim ply was deceived The folk Snell meant to refer to as having been se duced were members of the demo cratic majority on Capitol Eyes Supreme Court And now added the chairman the chief executive casts a calculating pye upon the federal suprtme court which has knocked out so much of his legislation as un constitutional Anyway Steiwer and Snell agreed that Roosevelt is a dictator They appealed to the electorate to get rid of him next November be fore he becomes tc firmly intrench ed ever to dislodge and let a re publican regime restore to the coun try the form of government it en joyed until he landed in office This cant exactly be called con structive Its destructive of what we have now in order to have again what we had formerly Plans for Reconstruction And will we be back where we ADMITS COUNCIL BLUFFS KILLING were originally even if the republi cans do win Grant for the sake of argument that Roosevelt is a dictator It doesnt follow however that the folk who overthrow him will be able to reestablish just what ex jtcd until he dictated them out of it To the contrary revolutions nev er go So it would be interesting to know what the republicans plan in the way of reconstruction after they get through with the destructive part of their that they succeed at it EXCONVICT 19 SAYS HE ROBBED AND SHOT 10WAN Youth Arrested in Omaha for Slaying Attendant at Oil Station OMAHA first degree mur der charge Saturday was filed in district court at Council Bluffs against Allen Wheaton 19 excon vict who police said confessed robbing kidnaping and slaying Henry Plummer 38 of Council Bluffs Thursday night County Atty Robert B Organ of Council Bluffs said the death pen alty would be asked Wheaton was taken to Council Bluffs and con fined in the county jail there I feel pretty cheap about Wheaton said He reiterated that he killed Plummer a filling station attendant because of Plummers assertion he would recognize Wheaton anywhere Wants to Plead Guilty He said he would like to plead guiKy to the charge Asked what he thought the penalty would be he replied to Omaha police offi cers I imagine Ill get Wheaton who said his home was in Rapid City S was arrest ed here early Saturday as a result of routine police perseverance in watching an automobile officers suspected was stolen The young South Dakotan was nabbed when he sought to enter the car He attempted to draw a pistol officers said but was knocked down and disarmed Within two hours he had confessed the slaying of Plummer to detectives Detec tives said five empty 38 caliber pistol shells found on Wheaton di rected their attention to the Plum mer slaying Hunt Staged for Devol The arrest of Wheaton followed a day of intensive searching in southwestern Iowa for Lawrence Devol who recently escaped from the Minnesota asylum for the crim inally insane and who was at first relieved responsible for the death of Plummer Wheaton told police Saturday he came to Omaha on May 4 two days after he was released from the South Dakota penitentiary where he said he served a term for automo mile theft He said a month before he went to prison he was married to Alice Young of Mclntosh S Dak G O P Rallies Under New Younger Leadership LOOK INSIDE FOR JESSE H JONES RFC Head Drags Pilot From Blazing Airplane ON PAGE 2 Decorah Farmer Dies When Tractor Upsets ON PAGE 8 Politics Tops News in Review of Week ON PAGE 2 Brewers Dairy Win in Local Feature Tussels ON PAGE 9 Only Suspense Lacking in Nominating Session ON PAGE 7 ANCIENT GEORGIA STATUTE UPHELD Negro Communist Sentenced Under AntiInsurrection Law Free on Bond ATLANTA Georgia su preme court upheld Saturday an aij cient antiinsurrection statute under which Angelo Herndon young Ne gro communist was sentenced to 18 to 20 years on the chain gang A ruling of Superior Judge Hugh M Dorsey of Fulton Atlanta coun ty that the statute was too vague to be enforced was reversed Herndon whom liberal political organizations have championed since his arrest in 1932 faces the prospect of either serving his term or carry ing the fight to the supreme court of the United States He is In New York where recently he han made liberal speeches He is free on bond furnished by the international labor defense He has never felt the shackles of the chain gang as his case has been on appeal since he was first convicted Wheaton was questioned at length by Omaha police before he was taken to Council Bluffs and at one stage of the questioning was asked Life for a Do you think a life for a life is fair No I dont think he replied Taking my life wont bring him back If it would Id give mine up Wheaton said Plummer was shot when he tried to get out of the au tomobile I told him to get back in but he wouldnt do it so I let him have he related Hurl Pretty Calmly Wheaton went on to re late that Plummer said he was hurt pretty but that the wounded man climbed to his feet and struck at him I shot twice at him and he fell Then I walked to his side I thought I better put him out of his So I shot him Wheaton re lated I did think that maybe hed iden tify me as he threatened to he added JAPANESE LAND MARINES IN AMOY Six Destroyers and Cruiser of Japanese Navy Arrive at Chinese Port 2 Killed 6 Hurt m Revolt of Prisoners KARTUZ BEREZA Poland Two concentration camp inmates were killed and six injured Satur day during a revolt of prisoners The prisoners had engaged in a hunger strike after refusing to obey orders to build a new barracks in the camp Today they revolted but were restrained by guards Woman Takes Poison Accidentally and Dies NEWTON county Coroner E A McMurray reported Saturday that Mrs Charles Her bold 48 died Friday night after ac cidentally taking poison Mrs Her bold was a deaf mute AMOY China destroy ers and one cruiser of the Japanese navy arrived here Saturday and landed marines The landing of the marines it was iaid wag to protect Japanese lives ind property A Japanese naval officer stated the seven vessels were ready to pro ceed to Canton at a moments notice in case of necessity Reports of hostilities between the forces of the central Nanking gov and of south China were received here Saturday Skirmishes were said to have oc curred along the Fukien border Illinois Man Killed by Fall Off Truck Near Cedar Rapids CEDAR RAPIDS Bavidsmeyer 29 of Jacksonville was fatally injured Friday night when he fell from a truck which he was riding on highway 30 near Mechanicsville He suffered a skull fracture and died Saturday morn ing in a local hospital Russell Curl of Jacksonville was driving the truck According to the story told hospital attendants Davidsmeyer left the cab of the truck to make repairs on the motor while the truck was in motion and fell when a headlight bracket to vhich he was clinging broke BODY OF WOMAN FOUND IN DITCH HUNT EXSUITOR Tea Room Manager 23 Shot Through Head and Beaten ST CHARLES through the head and apparently beaten the body of Miss Nella Penunzi 23 manager of the Red Parrot tea room at the Club Ar cadia here was found on the Dun ham gravel road about two miles north of St Charles in the exclu sive Wayne residential district about dawn Saturday Her body was discovered slumped in a ditch by Sheriff A J Kant meyer and deputies about a mile south of a spot where her coupe had been found about an hour j earlier by a night patrolman The spot is near the Dunham castle famed as a show place of the neighborhood and on the same road Sought for Questioning Sheriff Kantmeyer sought Rinal do di Pietro 50 for questioning af ter talking with relatives of the slain girl at Geneva 111 Sheriff Kantmeyer said di Pietro a resi dent of Geneva and Chicago had been ordered by the family to stop paying attentions to the girl St Charles is 35 miles west of Chicago The young womenha3 toldmem bers of the family Sheriff Kant cneyer said that di Pietro tele phoned her Friday and said he was leaving for New York City and wanted to talk to her before he left She left the tea room about p m Friday and was believed to have met di Pietro soon afterward in her own car the sheriff said Rizziero Paul Chicago hardware dealer a half brother of the girl told Sheriff Kantmeyer that di Pietro called on him in Chicago Thursday and asked to borrow a revolver saying a man had an noyed him and he wanted to frighten the man Paul said he Landons Receive Cake Message of Congratulation refused the request Auto Is Bloodstained Miss Penunzis abandoned auta was bloodstained and showed evi dences of a struggle Sheriff Kant meyer said The body was lying in the ditch about a mile south of the automobile A search of the wooded region surrounding the scene was immedi ately started on the theory ad vanced by Sheriff Kantmeyer that the slayer might have taken his own life The young woman resided at Geneva with her mother Mrs An tonetta Penunzi and her two sis ters Ida and Argia Sheriff Kantmeyer said he was old that di Pietro was a friend of he late Riziero Penunzi father of he slain woman and formerly boarded the Penunzi home look on Mrs Alfred M Landon wife of the republican nominee for president bites into a piece of cake sent in the form of a congratulatory message Governor Landon cut the cake Cen tral Press Photo Drunken Driver of Bicycle Ordered to Pay Fine of FAIRMONT Fair monts first drunken bicycle driver appeared in court after leaving a icrpentine trail through the down own he denied he was You Peter Nielsoon told udge Harry Serle ride a bicycle tvhen you are Your honor he was taking up he whole Main said Patrol man Anker Smed He was driving after dark too with no lights although he was lenty lit The judge made it Three Indians Held for Illegal Liquor Possession Little Harm Done by League Library Fire GENEVA broke out In the uncompleted Rocke feller library of the league of na tions palace Saturday but was ex tinguished with slight damaze men describ ing themselves as American Indians were arrested at the farm of Lee Boyington southeast of Clarion Fri day afternoon and are facing charges of illegal possession of li quor The men drove up to the Boying ton farm Saturday and allegedly sold Boyington three bags of herbs for which they claimed healing pow ers at a sack They are charg ed with giving Boyington alcohol with which to mix the herbs claim ing the brew would cure any ail ment Boyington also told local author ities that the men had offered to use mystic powers to redouble his money if he would place in a paper bag and allow them to cast a spell over him The men left the Boyington farm after selling him the herbs and were arrested when they returned later Wright county authorities are in vestigating the ase and the pre liminary hearing on the liquor charges Is to be held soon ORDER WARRANT AGAINST MAYOR McNair of Pittsburgh Stops Business at Citys 13 Police Stations PITSBURGH Ralph E Smith directed the district at torney Saturday to swear out a war rant charging Mayor William M McNair with malfeasance and mis feasance in office The oiler came after McNair vir tually stepped business at Pitts burghs 13 police stations because Smith directed a grand jury inves tigation of police conditions Officers seized the records of a half dozen magistrates and Mayor McNair said they were unable to dc business or send prisoners to jai without their records The mayor himself is a magis trate and the grand jury order for records included those of his court Several men charged with drunk enness were brought before the mayor and he instructed Police Lieu tenant Walter Mullen to take the prisoners to Judge Smith Ordered by Judged the judge that Me Nair told him I wonder how he will like Judge Smith sent for the mayor but he failed to appear and the or der for the warrant was then is sued The grand investigation was ordered by Judge Smith after he found a magistrate had released four or five men accused of rob bery and held the fifth for court The judge wanted to know why only one was held McNair in magistrates court said I have five cases before me but I cant dispose of them without the Mayor Wasting Time Judge Smith in ordering the warrant asserted The mayor is wasting his time in an effort to be Officers said the mayor told them no prisoners could be ar raigned until the situation was cleared up It was the second time McNair1 had been arrested He spent more than an hour in jail last April 17 on a charge of embezzlement sub sequently dismissed The mayor remained in his of fice Saturday afternoon while Dist Atty A T Pratt left Judge Smiths courtroom to handle the warrant Have You Read Your Newspaper Iowa Boy 14 Killed When Team Runs Away CEDAR FALLS Pe ters 14 died here Saturday of in juries suffered when a team he was driving to a corn plow ran away Physicians said his lungs were punctured by broken ribs 1 What is the second name of the republican presidential nom inee 2 How many votes did Senator Borah receive in the republican national convention roll call on presidential candidate 3 Where will the democratic national convention be held 4 Where did President Roose velt make the first major speech of his southwestern trip 5 What new deal agency closed its books to further loans 6 Who addressed the gradu ates of Drake university at Des Moines Monday 7 Who is Lawrence Devol 8 Who was elected national chairman of the Republican Serv ice league 9 What happened to George Huddleston antinew dealer 10 What prominent republican lost his hat at the convention ANSWERS ON PAGE RENEW DRIVE TO CLOSE CONGRESS Tax and Relief Bills Remain Barriers in Way of Adjournment WASHINGTON Congres sional leaders gave the signal Sat urday for an intensive drive calcu lated to bring adjournment next week Plans were being made for step ping up conference consideration of the tax bill and the deficiency ap propriation bill carrying 300 for relief These have been on the administrations must list since early in the session Senate and house conferees as sembled to renew thir efforts to rec oncile differences between the two chambers over the revenue legisla aon With Chairman Doughton D N of the house ways and means committee on hand as well as several conferees who attended the republican national convention members counted on a pickup in heir work Controversial points like the pro posed tax on undistributed corpor ation profits were not scheduled for discussion until next week however The conference on the reliefde iciency bill also is due next week STORM TROOPER SLAIN IN DANZIG At Least 50 Other Persons Received Injuries in Political Brawl FREE CITY OF DANZIG nazi storm trooper was killed anc at least 50 other persons were in jured Saturday in one of the worsl political brawls in Danzigs recenl history The combatants were representa tives of various opposition parties who met under the auspices of the German nationalists to establish a united front against the nazis now the party in power in the Danzig senate However nazis obtained admission to the mass meeting and mingled among the persons in the audi ence Suddenly fighting broke out and police restored order only by charg ing into the struggling mass with fixed bayonets Every ambulance in the city was used to transport in jured to hospitals FORECAST IOWA Possibly local thunder showers in northwest or north central portions Saturday night and Sunday and in extreme north east portion Sunday otherwise in creasing cloudiness warmer Sat urday night except in extreme northwest warmer in extreme east cooler in north central and extreme west Sunday MINNESOTA Thundershowers Saturday night in west with generally fair Sunday thunder showers in east Saturday night and possibly Sunday morning warmer in extreme east cooler in extreme west Saturday night cooler Sunday except in extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 80 Minimum in Night 51 At 8 A M Saturday 70 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out ook for the period of June 15 to 20 For the upper Mississippi and ower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains fair beginning of week irobably with a shower period with n latter half temperatures mostly moderate first half followed by warmer MEET IN TOPEKA TOPLANTACTICS Hamilton New Chairman of Party Ready for Hard By EDWARD J DUFFY CLEVELAND a new and younger leadership the repub licans began the groundwork Satur day for a two fisted noquarter campaign to dis place the new deal While Gov Alf M Landon and Col Frank Knox prepared to dis cuss tactics Tues day in Topeka the field staff of the party carried back to the rank and file in all states the mili tant message of its unanimous convention Some hazards to harmony began to arise with dissatisfaction among certain western independents as they reflected over the platform Senator William E Borah who had pretty much his way in the policy declarations only to have Landon later proclaim some personal planka including monetary views opposed by the Idahoan withheld any pledge of support More Chance In East r Senator Nye RN left Cleveland saying the platform had more chance to draw reactionary support in the east than to regain western progressives In Washington Senator Norris said reactionaries are in control and predicted the reetec HAMILTON tion of President Roosevelt He had already been given up by many re publican leaders after his support of Roosyvelt in 1932 In contrast with these statements was af flood of laudatory comment from party members Herbert Hoover announced that the ticket and the platform suit me He is expected to hold himself in readi ness for a call to take the stump Hamilton Committee Head Elected chairman of the republi can national committee by Landons request John cam paign his weari ness to declare he planned ous and a hard Charles D Hilles the old guard leader from New York who had been reported opposed to Hamilton moved his nomination It carried un animously Hopes of some of the republican leaders to have an immense notifi cation ceremony at the stadium here Saturday night were aban doned before the convention met Landons preference was under stood to be for a front porch af fair probably in Topeka inAugust Some of his fellow townsmen at In dependence want to bring it there To Notify Landon Representative Bertrand Snell the convention chairman will notify Landon and Senator Frederick Steiwer temporary chairman will notify Knox These ceremonies may be among the topics the governor and the Chi cago publisher will take up when they confer in Topeka next Tues day Another will doubtless be the type of campaign to be undertaken The republican campaign itself is generally expected to vary in pattern from the opening keynote of the proceedings here Both Landon and Knox while sparing few words against new deal meth ods had endorsed various Roose velt objectives Landon has said the wheat must be separated from the new deal Falls Far Short Their platform falls far short of advocating a return to the old or der either in government or party The reciprocal tariff law and the presidents power to change the gold content of the dollar are practically the only specific laws mentioned for repeal if a new occupant over the white house next Janu ary Where exPresident Hoover had demanded repeal of the silver pur chase act the platform was silent Jefore packing their bags with hun dreds of other delegates to aboard home bound trains today s froup of westerners said they got issurance from Roy Roberts and jacy Haynes of the Landon man agement that the nominee had M i   

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