Monday, June 15, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 15, 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 USA8ED WUiS SEKVICB MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 213 Old Guard Is Puzzled What Gives London His Universal Appeal By CHARLES P STEWART CLEVELAND out of the Cleveland convention ball Id like to remarked ex Senator W B Pine an Oklahoma delegate what main interest is dic tating this years republican presi dential I have heard other delegates ex press similar bewilderment They have acted as some unseen force seemed to direct but they dont un derstand it The G O P old as re peatedly has been mentioned is practically and to a considerable extent physically Yet it cant be said that the pro gressives have dominated the CleveI land gathering I can continued exSenator Pine why Governor Landon has an appeal to folk out in ay section Hes one of us But why are the delegates from various down eastern states enthusiastic for him Has Peculiar Aspects I wonder Can it be that one group is in control of both party or ganizations will run both cam paigns and cant lose either way concluded the exsenator Im glad to have seen you again I used to know him in Washing Its a pleasure to talk with someone outside this crowd of boys who dont even suspect that theres any funny business in For I had agreed with him that the CONGRESS RETURNS TO ITS JOB 670 Veterans Get Bonus Bonds in Mason City BURTON KINSEL FIRST TO SEEK CASH FOR BONDS About 600 More in This Vicinity Await Their Sets on Tuesday Six hundred seventy registered letters from Chicago brought good news in the form of bonus bonds to that many World war veterans in Mason City and environs Monday while abiut 600 other veterans awaited the arrival of their bonuses Poetoffice authorities here expect ed to receive the remaining 600 sets of bonds in time for delivery on Tuesday The figure representing the exact amount of the bonuses to be distri buted in Cerro Gordo county was Cleveland convention has had its pe not avajiatn6 Monday but it was culiar estimated to be approximately Thanks Uncle Sam At the same time there are poli ticians who account for the Landon victory rather plausibly StrongAll Over Their version is that the Kansan the only Cleveland aspirant to promise more or less republican strength both east and west of the Mississippi A candidate they say like Representative and exsenator James W Wadsworth of New York might reasonably have been expect ed to do fairly well in the conserva tive east but couldnt have hoped to register in the middle and farther western states On the opposite hand such a nominee as Senator William E Borah of Idaho doubtless would have been pretty popular in the transMississippi region but the east certainly wouldnt have been enthusiastically for mim Vandenberg Knox Dickinson and other G possibilities Each might have had a little local po tency but it could have been only very local Obviously Artificial As for Hoover The expresident certainly got a tremendousiy noisy ovation at the Cleveland convention However nothing could have been more obviously artificial As its titular leader pending the Landon nomination it behooved re publicanism to give him a fine re ception on his appearance in the Cleveland auditorium and it must be recognized that the affair was wonderfully well stagemanaged Yet it was hard to forget that 1 Numerous republicans who cheered him in Cleveland didnt vote for him in 1932 2 The watchword among G O P bosses during the preconvention period while candidatorial possibili ties were under discussion was Anyone but No More Reference 3 And finally within a very few hours after the magnificent pro Hoover demonstration in the Cleve land Public hall the convention went right ahead with the selection of a different nominee without any further reference to the availability of the Californian That is to say the demonstration was hot purely To make any proLandon predic tions in connection with his election day prospects would be highly indis creet Even republican convention ora tors didnt go so far as to do that They talked about a last ditch That hints at desperation rather than optimism Nevertheless the republicans choice seems to have been about the best that was open to them ADMITS WRITING EXTORTION NOTE Miller Held After Wife of Justice Department Man Gets Threat WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover said Monday that Jesse J Miller 22 of Thurmont had admitted writing an extortion let ter to the wife of a justice depart ment lawyer Hoover said Miller was arrested after a received by Mrs Stephen McKevett Farrand wife of a lawyer in the office of Solicitor General Stanley Reed He said the letter signed R B S demanded that be sent to Orville Miller of Blue Moun tain within one weeks time and threatened that unless this were done the Farrands young son would killed 000 Burton J Kinsel 937 Harrison avenue northwest was the first vet eran to appear at the Mason City postoffice Monday morning to cer tify his bonds and submit them for redemption Legion Commander Helps From that time throughout the day there was a continuous line of veterans presenting their bonds for cashing The rush for cashing bonds was so heavy that Garrett Chapman commander of ClausenWorden post of the Legion established head quarters in the lobby for identifica tion of the veterans presenting their bonds Mr Chapman estimated the num ber of veterans to receove bonus bonds in Mason City at He es timated the average amount for each veteran at 5500 Veterans stated they were cash ing their bonds for a variety of purposes A large number said they were paying up bills Others plan ned to make payments on homes Some said they were buying auto mobiles or making payments on cars or other merchandise Method Is Explained Postmaster Schanke explained the proper m e t hto d of procedure those veterans desiring to cash their bonds should follow Bring your bonds to the postoffice for cer tification and get a receipt for them postal authorities will send the bonds to the postoffice at Des where they will be cashed and a United States treasury check for the amount of the bonds will be mailed back to the veteran in Ma son City Six windows have been prepared to handle the certification of the bonds at the postoffice here Post master Schanke said These win dows will be open during the reg ular business houtrs and will remain open as late in the evening as ap pears to be necessary in order to handle the requests for cash as quickly as possible ONE OF LAST CHAPTERS IN LONG FIGHT WRITTEN WASHINGTON of the last chapters in the 17 year strug gle over various forms of adjusted compensation was written as baby bonds worth almost moved over highway and rural route toward the pockets of city man and farmer Shipments of the bonds to some exservice men from 12 federal reserve cities constituted one of the largst batches of mail in postoffice history When the work is completed bonds will have been sent out Millions in Cash Government experts said that by thft end of the week millions of dol lars in cash would be in the hands of those men who seek immediate ly to swap the bonds for govern ment the cash then will flow into the trade channels While postal employes at postoffices worked on delivery of packages to the veterans other workers prepared to accommodate those who are eager to get cash Special offices have been set up in many cities for certifying the bonds after veterans have been identified to postal workers Here the vet ran will trade his bonds for a tem porary receipt The bonds will then be sent o the nearest of 248 paying postof fices where checks will be written Need Not Leave Home No veteran will need to leave his home town to cash his bonds offi cials said Each local postmaster has made arrangements to identify vatarans bonds and forward Burton J Kinsel right was the first World war veteran to pre sent his bonus bonds at the Mason City postoffice for cashing Monday morning He is shown presenting the bonds to Postmaster A M Schanke to be sent to Des Moines where they will be cashed Kinsel who is janitor at the postoffice plans to put part of the bonus money into the federal employes credit union and some of it on an automo bile Mr Kinsel was one of scores of veterans who flocked to the post office Monday to cash their certificates received in the mail Monday morning Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Noted Inventor Former Edison Associate Slain Moore Found on With Single Bullet Through Head EAST ORANGE N McFarlan Moore 67 noted inventor j and engineer was slain Monday by a single bullet after a mysterious dispute in the early morning rain on the lawn of his home at 592 Park avenue A neighbor Mrs Mary W Taber beard the argument Moores voice and that of another man rising in heated tones she told police Then two shots rang oot and she looket rom her window to see the retiree inventors figure sprawled oil th wet grass near the Moore garage Terming Moores death mur der after investigation homicide squad detectives found themselves baffled by the absence if immediate leads or motifs Robbery was not the motive detectives were agreed for Moores wallet with in it was untouched Initial inquiries they said failed to disclose he had any enemies Daughter Gives Clew Moores unmarried daughter Be atrice 25 with whom he lived provided detectives with what they considered a promising lead in the She said a man she did not know came to the house Sunday night about 9 oclock and asked to see her father When told the inven tor had retired for the ndght he left without disclosing his identity or mission The detectives theorized that the slayer was a person who knew Moore well and was acquainted with his habit of early rising and walking in his garden about daybreak The most important clew discovered in the search of the Moore property was a sharply defined footprint in the garden and detectives said they thought it had been made by the fleeing slayer Powder marks on the slain inven tors head were proof investigators said that the fatal bullet had been fired at very close range An empty 22 caliber cartridge was found on the lawn Associate of Edison Miss Moore was asleep upstairs when the slaying occurred The Moore home is in the better resi them to paying offices where the checks will be written Business observers watched ex pectantly to see what effect the sudden burst of cash would have on general trade at a time when busi ness normally hits a downswing President Roosevelt has urged co operation in the cashing of federal checks in order that the flow of cash into trade may start without unnecessary A former associate of the late Thomas A Edison Moore devised the important gaseous conduction lamp and other inventions in the el ectrical radio and television fields He held more than a hundred pat ents He was the father of the late Lieut Elliott McFarlan Moore a member of the Naval Reserve Air corps and vice president of the Cata lina Island airways who was killed in a plane crash at Catalina Island Nov 2 1933 Lieut Moore was the soninlaw of the late Rear Admiral William A Moffatt who perished in the Akron disaster BODY OF AVIATOR TAKEN FROM BAY Found Jammed in Wreckage of Coast Guard Plane 2 Men Missing JACKSONVILLE ers found the body of Lieut Charles Martin Perrott coast guard pilot jammed in the wreckage of his plane which plunged into Tampa bsy near St Petersburg Monday while on storm patrol No trace of Radioman Walter O Morris and Aviation Mechanic Wil liam D Eubanks wag seen the div ers reported It was believed may have been thrown clear of the craft when it struck the choppy bay Coast guard officers expressed belief the plane had developed trou ble and the pilot found it impossible to land on the bay because of rough water Squally weather had prevailed over the bay since the passage of the tropical storm to the south Sun day night Wind velocities up to 35 miles an hour had been experienced Dubuque Boy 13 Drowned in River DUBUQE Vorwald 3 drowned when he slipped from a tire inner tube while swimming in the Mississippi river here COL KNOX SAYS PLAIN PEOPLE BACKINGLANOON G 0 P Vice Presidential Nominee Gets Ready for Parley CHICAGO Frank Knox declared Monday that the plain people are welcoming Gov Alf M Landons candidacy with open The republican vice presidential nominee said he had a flood of telegrams and letters in proof that Governor Landons nomination for president had aroused a striking Said the colonel at a press con ference in his office in the Chicago Daily News Theres a tremendously signifi cant reaction to the Cleveland con vention Have Been Waiting These letters and telegrams show that the people have been waiting for someone they could un derstand and tie to The whole new deal was foreign and strange to themt and it was upsetting I They welcome Governor Landon with open Another development which de lighted Colonel Knox was the retort of John D Hamilton new national chairman to the broadside aimed at Governor Landon by James A Far ley democratic national committee man Farleys discovered hes up against a reaLlighter who can said Knox I was delight ed to see Hamilton swing and Cleans tip Desk Knox spent Monday cleaning up lis desk preparatory to leaving for Topeka where Governor Landon lolds the partys first postconven tion meeting Tuesday Waiting to board the train with he colonel were a half dozen party eaders including Henry P Flet cher retiring national chairman iharles D Hilles of New York Daniel E Pomeroy of New Jersey Ralph Williams of Oregon and Mrs Paul FitzSimmons of Rhode Island All are members of a 15 man sub committee empowered to create the executive committee which will steer the fall campaign Spangler in Party Hamilton red headed Kansan who s new field general of the party iaid Sunday that much of the fall ighting would be directed from Chicago Asked about accompany ng reports that he would take a very active part in the campaign Colonel Knox said Im just the top sergeant and Ill do whatever Im ordered I assume that Ill be out on the stump a great deal A vice presi dential nominee usually In the party going to Topeka at 8 p m Monday night was Harrisori E Spangler director of the national committees western division and R B Creagar national committeeman from Texas MURRAY CALLS G O P PLATFORM DEMOCRATIC TOPEKA H Alfalfa Bill Murray picturesque former democratic governor of Oklahoma at a conference with Gov Alf M Landon Monday de clared the republican platform em bodied democratic principles He said I am interested in princi Smooth shaven except for his fa mous sweeping moustache Murray arrived at the governors office shortly before 9 oclock this morn ing for a purely social political In response to questions he de clined to say in so many words that he would support Landon republi can presidential nominee Sees Dirty Campaign I am not interested just now in partisan he said I am in terested in principles and I am go ing to make a lot of speeches on It will be a dirty campaign of course Im trying to avoid dont like a Murray grinned and newsmen laughed recalling his militant ad ministration aa governor of Okla homa his Red river bridge war and the martial shutdown of the Oklahoma City oil fields Will you support Landon he was asked I am saying nothing about LOOK INSIDE FOR G K CHESTERTON Death Ends Literary Career of Chesterton ON PAGE 2 Hampton CCC Camp Is Given High Ranking ON PAGE 8 Yeggs Crack Safe at Calmar Obtain ON PAGE 8 Fatal Auto Crash at Calmar Investigated ON PAGE 2 HermansonVery Bests Batters Win Tournament ONPAGE 9 Local Baseball Squads Win Lose WeekEnd Go ON PAGE 9 North Iowa Teams Win Lose WeekEnd Tussles ON PAGE 10 Bill for Bridge Over Missouri at Omaha Is Virtually Killed WASHINGTON house in terstate commerce subcommittee virtually killed Monday the Burke bill for the Farnham street bridge across the Missouri river at Omaha The subcommittee reported the measure which amends the original act authorizing the but struck out all after the enacting clause and inserted instead an ex tension of only one year in the time for completion Farm Leader Called to Form Cabinet to Govern Over Sweden STOCKHOLM Gustaf entrusted a farmer leader with the task of forming a new government Monday after the socialist govern ment of Premier PerAlbin Hans son resigned He called upon Axel Pehrsson agrarian party head to take the pre miership and to gather about him a cabinet formed on as broad a par liamentary basis as possible he said think Landon will be Do you elected Well you know and we all know are just more republicans ihan there are democrats and when iey get together they always win FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday rising temperatures Monday night and in extreme east Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair with rising temperature Monday night Tues day increasing cloudiness warmer hi southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 83 Minimum in Night 58 At 8 A M Monday 64 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 84 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M Sunday 70 Rainfall 13 F R Back in Capital After Trip to West WASHINGTON President Roosevelt returned to the nations capital Monday leaving a trail of a dozen speeches in six western states several of them on subjects of which more is expected to be heard in the coming campaign Awaitinghim at the end of his mile journey was a tax em broiled congress seeking ways to agree and adjourn before the demo cratic national convention and the all important task of framing his Philadelphia acceptance speech challenging to battle his already nominated republican opponent Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas He went immediately to the white house to be ready to give quick at tention to any last minute enact ments of the congress and perhaps to confer again with the tax con ferees Holds Up Well Noticeably tired but apparently holding up well from his arduous speechmaking in broiling suns and miles of parading pageants and dedications the chief executive hoped the congressional situation would either definitely compose it self or clear enough for him to make an excursion to New Haven for the HarvardYale boat race next Friday The president terminated his speaking tour Sunday morning at Vincennes where he dedicated a memorial to George Rogers Clark savior of the northwest in the Rev olutionary war with a speech stressing freedom of religion a re arming against new devices of crime and and conserva tion xDf natural resources At Lincolns Birthplace Later in the day he received a group of Kentucky political leaders at Louisville and went on a brief visit of Lincolns birthplace at nearby Hodgensville He did not address the big crowd spread over Lincoln Memorial park but he carefully inspected the gran ite inclosed log cabin and legends and signed the guest book at the front door of the Civil war presi dents boyhood home DOUBTFUL THAT IT CAN ADJOURN BY END OF WEEK Guffey Substitute Makes Progress Eastman Powers Curbed SELF MUTILATION CHARGES MADE Five Arrested in Probe oi Auto MishapInsurance Case Racket LOS ANGELES charges of self mutilation to collect damages for traffic accidents were made by District Attorney Buror Fitts Monday after investigation of an alleged accident racket which ae said cost insurance companies of the nation a year Assembling evidence with a se cretly installed short wave radio detectives arrested five Long Beach residents in connection with a local insurance case Harold Jenkins 45 his wife Alta 42 and Elton Miner 45 were booked on suspicion of grand theft William Bone 39 and Martin Biggs 40 were held on suspicion of may hem and suspicion of grand theft Punctures Auto Tire From a radio set three blocks from the home of Biggs and Bone and from an undercover informant District Attorneys Investigator Charles E Griffin said he learned the following Last May 9 Mr and Mrs Jenkins drove with the informant to a busy intersection where Jenkins punc tured a tire of his machine with an ice pick In another car Biggs and Bone picked up the three and drove to the BiggsBone home There a radio was turned on full blast to drown out screams when Biggs struck Jenkins arm in the middle with a rolling pin fracturingthe bone Moving swiftly Biggs next beat the informers body with the rolling pin A bloodfilled hypoder mic was squirted in his ear simulat ing the effects of a basal skull frac ture Shreds Off Skin Meanwhile Mrs Jenkins was shreddingthe skin off her legs with a cheese grater As these operations were com pleted Miner arrived drove the in jured persons to a hospital report ing he had unavoidably run them down while they were repairing puncture Griffin said Jenkins and wife confessed charging Biggs and told them of an easy way to make The others protest innocence Griffin said their WASHINGTON drive to adjourn congress Interrupted by the death of Speaker Byrns and the republican convention was resumed Monday with leaders doubtful whether the goal could be reached before the democratic convention next week Both house and senate went back to work after a weeks recess Com mittees seeking to reconcile diffef ences on the vital tax and relief hills knuckled down to their task A 15 to 25 per cent tax on cor poration income graduated accord ing to the percentage of earnings not distributed to shareholders was discussed as a possible compromise solution of the tax controversy It was but one of many May Be Nearer We may be nearer an agreement guess we said Chairman Doughton DN of the house tax conferees after the morning meeting He expressed hope of see ing the measure through congress by the end of this week but other conferees said not one controversial phase of it had been agreed upon Senator Adams D head of the senate conferees on the de ficiency appropriation bill said it was among the possibilities that an agreement might be reached late Monday The proposed price fixing substi tute for the invalidated Guffey coal control bill made progress after John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers had warned that if it were not enacted and wage cutting ensued the miners would shut down the industry The substitute bill was approved 9 to 5 by the senate Interstate commerce committee Quick house passage was forecast by leaders on that side Other developments Private Broadcasting David Sarnoff president of the radio Corporation of America pre dicted that development of short wave radio operation eventually would be perfected so every citizen could have private radio broadcast ing apparatus with an assigned fre quency Poland Czechoslovakia and Latvia notified the United States they were unable to meet the June 15 installment of their war debts Representative Healey said the WalshHealey bill to im pose labor regulations on firms which sell to the government prob ably would affect 75 per cent of the countrys industry The house agriculture committee approved the senate approved bill to reduce big AAA benefit pay ments but decided to amend it so as not to apply retroactively to the 1936 crop Limit Eastman Powers The senate interstate commerce committee approved a joint con gressional resolution to continue Jo seph B Eastman as coordinator of transportation for one year At the same time it voted to strip the of fice of regulatory powers Approved by a vote of 9 to 7 the resolution would limit the author ity of the coordinator to the mak ing of studies in the transportation field It would provide for the assess ment of a a mile annual tax on railroads The possibility existed that if congress does not finish its work this week it will be in session through the first of July since it was understood a weeks recess would be taken for the democratic national convention in the event ad journment sine die cannot reached by Saturday night Hay Fever Cure 98 Per Cent Successful Reported in England LONDON of hay fever victims besieged St Georges hospital over the weekend after they learned of a reported cure for the affliction The new treatment was completed after five years of research by the physiotherapy department of the hospital and is claimed to be 98 per cent successful The flood of inquiries from pa tients and doctors took us by ma one of the institutions offi said We are inundated with etters and telephone