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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 7, 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 1 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 7 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 260 War May Be Lengthy One Every Day Increases Danger of Spread Beyond Nation anced and By CHARLES P STEWART i A S H I N G T ON CPA The longer Spains civil strife lasts the stronger is the probability that it will pre cipitate a gen eral European conflict And prospects are that it will continue indefin itely One side or the other may appear to have won but guerilla warfare will go on The opposing forces are al most evenly bal bushwacking the Spaniards are among the best fight ers in the world Their terrain lends itself to that kind of a campaign too They were too much for Napol eon for example Not that they could defeat him in a formal battle but they sniped at Napoleons troops and routed them Behind evenrock in the country which is superlib erally strewn with them was a Spaniard man woman or child taking pot shots at the invaders Spain also has had plenty of civil trouble before and since It never has been easy to end Americans PoohPooh Americans pernaps are inclined to poohpooh the Spaniards military and naval prowess because the United States had so little difficulty in vanquishing them in Manila bay at Santiago and on San Juan hill But these were not real tests The dons were not exactly beaten they were destroyed The radicals gained control in Spain They are mighty radical They are referred to as commu nists They are no such thing They are anarchists The communists want regimentation to the maxi mum The anarchists want no gov ernment at all They combined to fight capital ism 3 GUILTY IN BLACK LEGION TRIAL Britain and Germany Take Hand in Civil War CLAIM CITIZENS 9 and Half MISTREATED BY Million Now SPANISH ARMIES Victorious Advances by Loyalists North of Madrid Reported By THE ASSOCIATED FRESS Great Britain and Germany took a hand Friday in the Spanish civil war with vigorous protests against the treatment of their nationals by both rebels and loyalists The United States government Thursday asked Spanish authorities in Madrid to protect American pro perty in the area of the revolt and asserted indemnification would be j month Out of Work By WILLIAM S AKDERY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON department officials who have been quietly studying unemployment fig ures since 1933 estimated Friday that about persons are out of work Ernest G Draper acting com merce secretary said the depart ments figures represent a com posite estimate of unemployment and are based in part on statistics of other government agencies For some time the department has been considering the feasibility of a cen sus of jobless The hitherto unpublished figures Friday fixed unemployment in March 1933 at Drape said the peak was reached in tha Between them they are hostile but momentarily they are allies expected for any damage 4 Nazis Executed The execution of four young nazis near Barcelona was called murder by a foreign office spokesman in Berlin Protests were lodged in Barcelona with leftists by the Germans against the deaths and another complaint was made to Madrid authorities over the unprovoked shelling of a Ger man steamer by a Spanish destroy er Both sides were warned by Great Britain that suitable steps would be taken to prevent the endangering of neutrals by either leftists or right ists fighting in the area of Gibraltar Loyalists in Advance Victorious advances by loyalist troops in the Guadarrama moun Tbey are united to fight the old SOuth tains north of Madrid were reported Friday along with successful as saults against insurgents in the order Later they will split up to j fight among themselves France and Italy Just lately however the Madrid government has been to the left communistic so cialistic call it what you like That approximately is in line with tha views of Frances leftist long it may last It doesnt want to see a right ist government get into the saddle in Spain No confirmation was obtained for a broadcast statement that rebels were on the outskirts of the capital LOYAL SPANISH WARSHIP BOMBARDS REBEL GUNBOAT GIBRALTER fascist gun boat was set afire and rebel land batteries were bombarded Friday by the loyal Spanish warship Jaime I in Gibraltar bay The warship apparently was struck in a vital spot and was seen to purnp water in great quantities But Premier Mussolini of Italy a from her hold but after the terrific rightist is in favor of the fascist rebels in Spain If Italy helps the Spanish right ists and France helps the Spanish leftists France and Italy automat ically are nearly at war British Too Worried That isnt all The Spanish rightists control Cueta on the African side of the Strait of Gibraltar opposite the British stronghold of the latter name It is said that they are pre pared to cede Cueta to Italy in re turn for Mussolinis help Now Mussolini already intrenched in Ethiopia threatens Englands Mediterranean outlet through the seas eastern end at Suez If he gets also a 5050 break at the east ern end between Cueta and Gibral tar he has made almost an Italian ocean of the Mediterranean Of course England cannot submit to that Reason for Perturbation England and France though not otherwise altogether in agreement are anti as to the Spanish right ist movement the Rusia is friendly to France and the Spanish leftists Its England France Russia and the Spanish leftists versus Italy Germany and the Spanish rightists with several intedeterminate coun tries like Poland mixed in between And of course Japan and others would find occasion to mix in No wonder the U S state depart ment is perturbed TEMPERATURES ON THEIR WAY UP Generally Fair Skies With Rising Mercury Seen for Iowa Saturday DES MOINES it was cloudy in the southern part of Iowa Friday the weatherman fore cast generally fair skies with rising temperatures Friday night and Sat urday Inwood reported Thursdays top temperature 96 and the weather man said it probably would get even warmer at some points Friday Sat urday he added we may see 100 degree temperatures The encounter the fighting craft and an other government ship disappeared to the east Reports reachingGibialtar late in the afternoon declared five persons were killed and 20 wounded as the rtsult of the Jaimes bombardment The British consulate was among many buildings damaged and Mrs E G Beckingsale wife of the Brit ish consul received minor injuries Rightist batteries mounted at Pun t Carnero near Tarifa and at Ge tares bay near AJgeciras were struck by government shells The gunboat Data replied to loy alist guns until it caught fire and burned fiercely in the harbor near Algeciras Quantities of cork on the wharf blazed under a strong wind which threatened to carry the fire to other shipping Thousands of residents in Gibral tar watched the fighting from housetops In the midst of the bombardment the Jaime I slowed down after com ing under a heavy burst of shot from the shore BRITAIN WONT STAND FOR ANY ACCIDENTS LONDON govern ment protests to both sides in Spains civil war were implemented late Friday with a warning that British warships would fire on any Spaniards whose shells found his majestys vessels as accidental targets Further Reduction By last April the estimate had dropped to and since then Draper said it is reasonable to as sume that there has been a furthei reduction of to He emphasized that the figures are not kept officially by the de partment and are compiled from various sources largely for its own information In the absence of official gov ernment figures labor and business organizations have advanced wide ly varying estimates of employ ment Green Guess Higher President William Green of the American Federation of Labor jesti mated recently that more than persons were out of work while an estimate in April by t National Industrial board a statis tical organization backed by cor porations placed the figure at Green said his estimate took into consideration that 000 persons have bean added to the potential working oopulation since 1929 The conference board listed un employment at less than in 1929 with a steady increase to about in 1933 followed by a gradual scaling down to this year FORECAST IOWA Generally fair with ris ing temperature Friday night and Saturday MINNESOTA Fair in south cloudy in north warmer in east portion Friday night Saturday partly cloudy cooler in northwest portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures fo 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 92 Minimum in Night 60 At 8 A M 15 Still no just about al there is to be said by way of sum marizing Thursdays weather offer ing tabulated above LOOK INSIDE GEORGE KELLER WPAJobs for Iowas Needy Farmers ON PAGE 2 Williams Completes U S Sprint Conquest ON PAGE 9 Six Are Hurt as Cars Crash at Lake Mills ON PAGE 10 Explains Outside Gate Charge at Local Fair 14 iow early towns 53 Friday was Marshall Attempts to Delay Appearance Set for Mary Astor HOLLYWOOD Astors attorney sought Friday to delay her appearance scheduled Saturday to give a deposition in her marriage annulment action Franklyn Thorpe against Dr Attorneys Roland Rich Woolley said he would ask the continuance in order that Miss Astor might continue a 12 hours a day studio schedule in an attempt to complete her scenes in a film before a child custody hearing is resumed Monday Fire Destroys Elevator CORNING which de stroyed a grain elevator and two railroad stock cars caused damage estimated at here Thursday night The loss included wheat and coal stored in the elevator The cause was not known FOUND GUILTY OF CONSPIRACY Mrs Mary Vann Hired Two Negroes to Wreck Train Run by Husband MILTON Mary Vann 40 was convicted Friday of being an accessory before the fact in a conspiracy to commit murder by hiring two Negroes to attempt to wreck the railroad train on which her 60 year old husband was engi neer The conviction carries a possible sentence of from one to 40 years im prisonment Mrs Vann remained calm as the jury reported after de liberating hours William Fisher attorney for the Pensacola grandmother notified Judge L I Fabisinski he would file a motion for a new trial The judge said he would hear the motion Ailg 31 at Crestview Fla Mrs Vann was liberated under the bond posted by her husband L W Vann shortly after she was arrested in April The husband has maintained a belief in his wifes innocence The state claimed Mrs Vann and Earl Travis 35 year old former car penter and night club operator planned the husbands death so they night collect his life insurance and be free to marry 4 SAYS AL SMITH TO OPPOSE F R Governor Ely Says He Will Make Speech in Boston DETROIT B Ely ormer governor of Massachusetts said Friday that Alfred E Smith would make a speech in Boston op losingthe reelection of President Roosevelt However when informed in New York of Elys announcement Smith issued the following statment There is no authority for any GREEK LIBERALS CLAIM KING HAS BROKEN PLEDGE Cite Promise He Would Preserve Government by Constitution By ALEXANDER SEDGWICK Associated Press Foreign Staff ATHENS Air mail to London Greek circles charged Friday that King George II broke a solemn promise of preserving constitutional govern ment when he established Premier John Metaxas as military dictator This action declared members of the liberal party formed by the late Eleutherios Venizelos will never be forgiven by many of his subjects These circles predicted a convul sive upheaval might result under military dictatorship Some even ex pressed the belief the onceexiled king might endanger his throne again because of his connections with what they said was an unpop ular dictatorship Martial Law Rules As political circles argued events ollowing the governments expos ure of what it termed a commun stic martial law continued to rule the country Newspapers were not allowed to ixpress the views of their editors Censorship was unprecedented The regime clamped down on oreign correspondents Many had expected the king who had previously quenched the dic atorial aspirations of the late eneral George Kondylis would veto any request for a dictators mandate The king signed measures sug by the premier establishing martial law dissolving parliament and mobilizing certain classes of workers into government ranks to carry on public The coup staged by Premier Metaxas came as a complete sur irise to Athens In Wartime Equipment Residents strolling homeward Tuesday at the close of one of the Trotzky Faces Possible Explusion From Norway Russian Exile Accused of Revolutionary Activity OSLO Norway Trotz ky exiled Russian communist faced possible Friday Authoritative sources indicated the former communist leader would be sent from the coun try immediately if it were estab lished that he had broken his prom ise not to indulge in propaganda or any other phase of revolutionary work in Norway The threat was voiced during an investigation by police of a docu ment allegedly stolen from TrotzKy by young Norwegian nazis who said they were attempting to prove his revolutionary activity At the same time the states at torney declared the nazis will be punished for trying political meth ods patterned after certain other Trotzky undisturbed spent the day fishing at Christiansand LEON TROTZKY GAMBLING DEBT SLAYING CAUSE Sidewalk Killing of Didati Not Related to 3 Other Murders NEW YORK sidewalk slaying of Dominic Didato alias Terry Burns was apparently unrelated to three gangland killings of recent days Assistant Chief Inspector John A Lyons said Friday The others however were closely linked he said I will speak any statement that He would make no further com ment So far as was learned in New York Smith has no engage ment at this time for an address in Boston Plans Not Definite Former Governor Ely attending a conference of about 30 democrats formerly prominent in the party here to plan a campaign of opposi tion to the administration said defi nite plans for Smiths address had not been made He said the former democratic presidential candidate would make the speech under auspices of his friends in Boston if there were no other Ely said emphatically he Ely would support Alf M Landon re publican nominee in the campaign and would speak for Landon Will Back Landon Many of those attending told re porters in private interviews that it this stage of the campaign they thought it futile to place a ticket of their own in the presidential race and thought the most promising course would be to back Governor Landon republican nominee These alternatives had been irought into prominence by Ster ing E Edmunds St Louis attor ney who acting with James A Reed former democratic aenator rom Missouri issued the call for he meeting Vfary Louise Girl With Two Families ATLANTA Cat Mary Louise 3arner Pittman went happily about her new life Friday as the girl with two The dispute over the parentage f the pretty 17 year old mixup rirl was settled peacefully when le Daniel Pittmans and the John Garners agreed she should live with the latter family in Macon but make ummers hottest days found troops in full wartime equipment massed before public buildings Muzzles of machine guns were seen in the dark recesses of the public garden in Constitution square and bayonets glinted before the postoffice telegraph and tele phone building and all banks Many communists and liberals accused of being communists were arrested The exact number was not determined but the total was believed to have reached into the hundreds Police were alleged to have dealt roughly with some of their pris oners but orders were given out that no political personages should be molested Didato 39 was shot down out side an Elizabeth street restaurant shortly after midnight pockets the police found In his and Lyons said it was probable that Didato had welched on a gambling debt and had been killed in revenge Police had inclined first to the belief Didato was an enemy of Charles Lucky Luciano vice overload recently convicted with other racketeers on charges of compulsory prostitution and now in Dannemora prison Detective William King of the ROOSEVELT TO INVITE LANDON Plans Meeting of Drought State Governors in September New York bureau of missing per sons and Officer Henry Senft said the other three slain men were for mer associates of the late Arthur Dutch Schultz Flegenheimer one time beer baron who was killed sev eral months ago They were William Hessler whose body bearing48 stab wounds was found trussed in a trunk in Brook lyn Tuesday Edmond Fauchot killed 11 days ago in downtown Manhattan and a man identified as Frank Clarity alias Frank McDon ald 52 whose body trussed and weighted with iron and the skull crushed was discovered in Long Island sound near Greenwich Conn requent visits tb the ouple who reared her Atlanta HYDE PARK N informal press conference an nouncement President Roosevelt disclosed Friday that he would in vite Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas lis rival presidential candidate to a conference of drought state gov ernors probably early in September He expects to hold the conference somewhere in Iowa as one of a ser ies of four Specific dates and places have not yet been picked Outlining plans for his drought state trip which he said would start August 25 or 26 the president cas ually mentioned that probably in Iowa he would confer with the gov ernors of Iowa Nebraska Kansas Oklahoma and Missouri His eyes twinkled as reporters packed Into the small study of his home gasped out a startled Kan sas Mr Roosevelt then went on to say that all the governors would be invited and added a why not Townsend Tells All Who Back Landon or F R to Quit Club CHICAGO Francis E Townsends followers Friday were enjoined to quit the old age pension organization if they desired to sup port President Roosevelt or Gov Alf M Landon in the presidential campaign In a statement issued here Dr Townsend called for the resigna tions of any members of his group who wish to back congressional candidates who are not pledged to the Townsend plan who wish to play party policies by supporting Candidate Landon who has not committed himself to the Townsend scheme or who desire to vote and work for the election of President Roosevelt who is known to be vio lently opposed to our He urged the Townsendites to stand upon nonpartisan ground Two Jews Slain in Fighting With Arabs JERUSALEM Iff Jews were shot and killed during fighting between Jews and Arabs which last ed throughout the night One Jew was killed outside Tel Aviv and another near Hederah A Jewishwatchman was serious ly wounded by Arab bullets in a clash near Jerusalem VAN OSTEN DROPS DEAD ON STREET Meservey Man Injured When Car Plunges Info River Near Goodell Van Osten 70 who was an occupant of a car which broke through a railing and plunged down 15 feet into the river near Goodell Thursday dropped dead about oclock Thursday night while walking on the street near his home here Dr J E McDonald of Mason City Cerro Gordo county coroner investigated and stated that the aged man succumbed to a blood clot in the heart He attributed this cor onary thrombosis to internal injur ies suffered in the accident al though at that time Van Ostens in juries were believed slight Found Near Home Van Osten also suffered bruises in the accident Charles Halfpap found the body Osten about a block from his home Van Osten who lived alone had potatoes cook ng for his supper and was believed oy neighbors to whom the coroner talked to have started uptown to get a glass of beer before eating when he dropped dead When found Van Osten was wearing wet overalls Coroner Mc Donald learned Since the plunge in o the river occurred 24 hours previously he said that ap parently the elderly man had re moved the clothes after the acci dent and put them on again be fore they were dry License Is Suspended Mayor Erwin Langlitz of Meser vey stated that the drivers license of John Pals who was driving the car which plungedoff the bridge lad been suspended for six months Van Osten was preceded in death by his wife He would have been 71 on Oct 5 He owned a farm a mile north of here and is survived by several children including Harm and John sons who reside four miles northwest of Meservey Dr McDonald who was accom panied here on the investigation by Deputy Sheriff Cal Dwan declared no inquest would be necessary Continue Probe of Death at Burlington BURLINGTON At torney John A Dailey contin ued an investigation Friday into the death of Clarence Blakely 32 Yar mouth farmer after continuing a formal inquest three weeks Blakely was found dead in his au tomobile July 5 A partly filled bot tle of poison was found in his car The coroner returned a verdict of suicide and held no inquest Following a complaint to the sheriffs office Daileys body was exhumed No trace of poiaon was found 3 ACQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES IN KIDNAPBEATING Judge Finds Conviction on Count of False Imprisonment DETROIT of six men charged at the first Black Legion trial with kidnaping and flogging a fellow member were convicted Fri day by Judge Joseph A Moynihan of false imprisonment The other three defendants were acquitted of all charges Convicted were Thomas F Cox a mill Earl Angstadt and Fred erick A Gulley The statute governing false im prisonment the reduced charge on which the men were convicted pro vides for a fine of or five years imprisonment or S Men ACQuitted Acquitted wers Charles D King former village trustee of suburban Ecorse Wilbur Robinson who ad mitted he was a brigadier general in the Black Legion and Harold Law rence a steel worker and cult offi cial The trial had lasted more than a week Judge Moynihan who heard the case alone after the defendants waived a jury trial held that was not evidence of a kidnaping or flogging but ruled that the three convicted men falsely imprisoned their fellow member Robert Pen 1 him unwillingly to a land in takin meeting Get Sentences Later The circuit judge indicated he would sentence the men later prob ably a week after receiving a proba tion repdrt on their records Gulley Cox and Angstadt had made statements to police and the prosecutors office implicating them in the case and Gulley testified for the state at his examination but all six men denied the charges at the trial The verdict was read by Judge Moynihan in a hushed courtroom with every seat taken and deputies went to the three convicted men immediately and handcuffed them The others were discharged MISSING INDIAN SOUGHT BY U S 70 Year Old Man May Have Been Married to Get His Money TULSA disap pearance of a blanketed oil wealthy Osage Indian 70 year old Heh shahke sent agency officials on a hurried investigation Friday to de termine whether he was taken away and married had no other Boone Franchise Renewed BOONE an an nouncement by the Iowa Electric Light and Power company that it would undertake a im provement program the company was voted 15 year renewal of its franchise here Thursday The vote was to 492 his 600 acre farm near Fairfax Tuesday with two women and a mac in a big sedan W M Nash special officer of the U S Indian service expressed fear that the persons who accompanied Hehshahke away from his home might attempt to force a marriage to get his wealth as the govern ment contended was done in the Jackson Barnett Hehshahke pronounced Hay shawkee is a ward of the federal government which allows him to receive only a restricted part of his income at certain intervals Habit ually he wore a feather in his bat As clews in their inquiry the of ficials knew of a marriage license issued for an Indian accompanied by a woman and a white man and a subsequent marriage but whether the bridegroom was Hehshahke re mained a Question Hehshahkes wealth was reported to be about in addition to his land Weary Rescue Crews Continue Search for Bodies in Coal Mine BARNSLEY York Weary rescue crews returned Fri day to the grim task of searching for the bodies of 25 more miners who apparently died in a coal mine explosion The bodies of 32 fellow workers have already been brought out of the wrecked workings The 57 men on the alght shift ot the Wharncliff Wood Moor com pany mine were entombed early terday by a terrtffic blast which plunged coal and rock on them   

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