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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 9 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 288 OWA EXTORTION ATTEMPT REVEALED TWO MEN HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN NEW YORK CITY Accused of Threatening Dubuque Man in Deal on Contract Chiefs of Iowa Open Convention Here As Big Chiefs Get Together YOKJi ag by a Ud o arrest or charges monoy from Iowa q s attorney Arthur salesman ire SI o n Help t r t v Later Vcr of cooperated ir Four of the BiChiefs of the Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police were photographed here as they were making preparations for the registration for the twentyeighth annual convention seated at the left is E J Patton of Mason City president of the association at the riVht Otto Karbusicky special agent for Rmlroad Express Omaha secretary and treasurer Standing is Chief H A Alber Des Moines at the left and Chief Harold Wolfe of Mason City at the rigtit Photo by Lock Engraving by wr ccrversatior Ise Klauer is z s public by qoteil Von Kcl Plant wha your ar Ti there but i 10 pe its all right afraid it wont r stuff win from DubuquJ i iic maliei to do to th Kiaucr the intent he said taker before Mag M Katz ir felony PLANE FAILS TO lowans FINISH FLIGHT Accused of WPA Graft Biiil Rptmctpd at set oail ar which said they could produce a Assistant Atty vVilani Goldman to hod thcrn German Flying Boat Forced to Return to Mother Ship in Atlantic i NEW YORK by head winds nnd crippled by a leak In the engine cooling system the German flying boat Aeolus re turned to its mother ship at a m Wednesday after failing to corn an explomtcry night over the j Atlantic The 10 ton monoplane with a crew of four aboard vas catapulted by a i compressed air cylinder from the base ship Schwabenland near Horta 1 at 221 British time p m Tuesday night central standard j time oa the first leg of the at tempted flight fti of New York and I rc motion that they be held Goldman said in op the Sail as first set DV the Expel Eight Italian Newspapermen Who Booed at Selassie ria Nathan E Percy who appeared as counsel for Von Keller and BERNE Switzerland Swiss federal council voided Wed nesday the expulsion of eight Ital M6 Jor von ACIILT ian newspapermen from Geneva last said he would attempt to July for creating a disturbance dur a nominal bail set by a su ing the appearance of Emperor erne court justice Haile Selassie before the league of nations assembly 1 The federal council reversed the i expulsion order voted by the Geneva i council of state and upheld the ap j peals of the newspapermen The ruling was made on the ground the Geneva action violated treaties be tween Italy and Switzerland WPAWORKERS HALT WALKOUT Open Break Seen Between Two Groups of Workers in Minneapolis MINNEAPOLIS strike of Minneapolis WPA workers had ended Wednesday after an open break between the federal workers section of General Drivers union 544 and the workers alliance Those employes who are mem bers of the federal workers section voted Tuesday night to return to work over the protests of workers alliance officials who called the walkout last week More than men went on a four day after the strike call Japanese Send Two Destroyers Start Inquiry Into Killing TOKIO Japanese de strovers steamed at full speed into southern Chinese waters Wednes day as an official investigation of the reported killing of a Japanese at Pakhoi was begun The destroyer Wakatake was ordered to Pakhoi with instructions to protect the Japanese mission charged with investigating t h e death of Junzo Nakano drug store proprietor who died under mysteri ous circumstances last week TTzeWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally lair Wednes day night and Thursday becom ing unsettled in central and west portions Thursday somewhat cooler in southeast portion rising temperature in extreme north west Wednesday night warmer Thursday MINNESOTA Increasing cloud iness possibly light showers in northwest late Wednesday night or Thursday and in northeast Thursday somewhat warmer Wednesday night and in east and south Thursday cooler in extreme northwest Thursday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Welnesday Rainfall Mason Cityans thought for a time late Tuesday night that they were in for another blow such as that of Sunday night But it subsided in a few minutes and only about a twentieth of an inch of rain fell DES MOINES Dis trict Attorney E G Moon reported Wednesday that a federal grand jury has indicted two Council Bluffs men for misuse funds The men are L H Rockwell as sistant in the Council Bluffs city en gineers office and Charles Camp bell a WPA timekeeper At Council both Rockwell and Campbell said they have noth ing to say concerning the indict ment Moon said Rockwell is accused of directing Lawrence Bartlett Roy Ellsworth Lester W Hanson and La Moines Knowles WPA workmen to make improvements last March at a house Rockwell leased from Cora B Matheson Signed Time Slips Campbell he said is accused of knowingly signing WPA time slips those men while they were per forming the work Rockwell directed thcrn to do Officials at WPA headquarters here Wednesday said the labor in volved probably would not amount to more than and that supplies were not believed to have come from federal stores They said state headquarters re ported the matter to the WPA in vestigation bureau and that the bu reau made its report to the federal grand jury Further action they said is up to the courts Warrants Are Sent Moon said warrants for arrest of Rockwell and Campbell were being sent Wednesday to Council Bluffs and that the maximum penalty if they are convicted is a fine and a year in jail each L S Hill state WPA administra tor said Campbell was discharged months ago from the Council Bluffs WPA job Hill said his office had heard early this year that there were some discrepancies in the area and that four or five men were discharged The administrator said the matter was turned over to the federal bu reau of investigation and thats the last I heard of the MORE THAN 300 OFFICERS WIVES AT 3 DAY MEET Police Matron at Boone First Visitor to Be Registered Mason City was the destination Wednesday of police chiefs and offi cers and sheriffs and other law en forcing officers who planned to at tend the twentyeighth annual con vention of the Iowa Association of Chiefs of Police More than 300 of ficers and their wives from Iowa and Southern Minnesota were ex pected to attend the three day con vention as it opened Wednesday Registration opened Wednesday morning with the first outoftown visitor having already waited two days for registration to open She was Lucy McPherson police matron from Boone with a record of 26 years of service The spirit with which Mrs McPherson entered this convention is characteristic of the Iowa Association of Chiefs of Pol ice which held its first convention at Des as long ago as 1908 Program Planned President E J Patton of Mason City and other officers of the or ganization have left nothing undone in making this the outstanding con vention in the 28 years of the or ganizations Chief Harold Wolfe of the Mason City de partment has had his staff working on plans that should make the most distant officer feel at home in police circles of Cerro Gordo county Throughout Wednesday morning theofficers headquarters at the Hotel Hanford registering renewing acquaintances and talking shop The friendships formed at these meetings are among the most pleasant experiences of their work according to the officers plenty of entertaining fea 87 61 63 06 Declares New Deal Hampered Teaching LITTLE ROCK Arkansas board for vocational ed ucation declared Wednesday new deal agencies had hampered agri cultural instruction during the last year by draining institutions of qualified teachers Many socalled new deal agen cies drew teachers from our work by paying very much higher salar ies than can be paid for the board reported Very few in stitutions could stand the handicap xxx and still maintain a good functional Edward ONeal Speaks FORT DODGE A ONeal was the principal speaker at the first annual national beef cattle show here Wednesday A five mil ft parade opened the show OPEN TO PUBLIC The high spot of the conven tion is scheduled for Thursday afternoon when Jay C Newman special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of Justice St Louis will address the Iowa Association of Police Chiefs at the Hotel Han ford at 2 oclock Mr Newman is coming to Ma son City through the personal courtesy of J Edgar Hoover di rector of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States Department of Justice at Washington D C The meeting will be open to the public Another feature of the pro gram to which the public is in vited will be the shooting demon stration to be given by Kenneth M Beegle Omaha Nebr This fancy shooting exhibition will be given at oclock Thursday afternoon at the police range northeast of Mason City The range is on the east side the Milwaukee railroad tracks on Ninth street northeast tures have been provided including luncheons boat rides music danc ing the big banquet Thursday night shooting for prizes etc To Discuss Problems Problems to be discussed in the more serious side of the convention however include the increasing traffic hazards the handling of crafty gangsters new conditions and new responsibilities and the working out of systematic plans to overcome the enemies of law and order With the opening of the conven tion Wednesday afternoon byPres ident E J Patton the chiefs were to hear committee reports and then enter a business session with round table discussions of such problems as rural police cooperation detec tion and apprehension of criminals pardons and paroles auto thefts identification fingerprinting ar rests for investigation police pro cedure disturbances strikes riots police radio broadcasting traffic safety liquor control and legisla tion Discussions were also to be held on the handling and use of firearms fication mouiage foot and tire prints tool and jimmy marks per ishable evidence ballistics and shell identification T LOOK INSIDE FOR EUGENE TALMADGE Washington Nominates A Townsend Candidates ON PAGE 2 High School Athletic Board Fight Opens ON PAGE 9 Does Roosevelt Plan Huge Reorganization ON PAGE 2 WPA Recreation Work in Mason City Opens ON PAGE 1 Hancock Wright Hear Addresses by Halden ON PAGE 8 AIMS IN HIRER 4YEARPROGRAM Germany Seeks Economic Independence From Rest of World 5 ADMIT LIQUOR STORE ROBBERY Council Bluffs Police Given Credit for Solution of Fonda Raid DES MOINES W W Akers chief of the Iowa liquor com missions investigation division said Wednesday three of five men ar rested in connection with the rob bery last January of the Fonda li quor store and town hall have con fessed Akers said the men arrested as a result of intelligent investigation by Council Bluffs were Bert Reynolds 54 and William A Cone both of Council Bluffs They are held in jail at Omaha he said Forest Peppel of Fonda former Eldora Training school inmate and his brotherinlaw James Spurling 25 also of Fonda both held in jail at Pocahontas John Reynolds of Fonda nephew of Bert Reynolds held in jail here as an accessory to the crime Peppel Spurling and John Rey nolds have told officers their parts in the Robbery Akers said The Fonda liquor store was looted of 10 cases of liquor valued at and an unsuccessful attempt was made to blow open the store safe The town hall safe was open ed and stolen after bandits held ap Night Marshal George Kinney and locked him in his own jail Three other men Vincent Mc Gown Jack Barrett and Jack OBrien also were slugged and lock ed in the Fonda jail when they went to the city hall to get warm Akers said the five would be pro secuted at Pocahontas Copyright 1936 by The Associated NURNBERG Germany Reichs Chancellor Adolf Hitler Wednesday proclaimed a four year program embracing aggressive colonial demands aimed at the goal of making Germany economically independent of the rest of the world The proclamation sounded sud denly before nazis assembled in fourth annual convention dis closed der fuehrer has signed de crees reorganizing the national economy and hiking the planned production of all industrial and agri cultural products Their realization he declared is only a question of our energy and Notes Colonial Demands Our colonial the pro clamation went on are part and parcel of this program We must build up our raw mate rial The raising by bootstraps de crees also contained schemes for in creasing German exports but the details were not disclosed in the proclamation which was read by Adolf Wagner the Bavarian nazi leader Wagner who imitates Hitlers voice so perfectly that it seemed as if der fuehrer himself were speak ing asserted the reich had been made politically independent in the last four years hence the next four would be devoted to economic inde pendence Directness Demonstrated In the proclamation Hitler de clared the directness of nazi princi ples had been demonstrated by our constantly recurring successes in the midst of a troubled world I Praising at length the industrial and economic achievements of his regime der fuehrer pointed with pride to his building program and extolling regeneration of German arts observed This occurred with out a single Jew being in a position of Clamorous applause greeted the reading of this section of the procla mation Similarly the reading of the an nouncement was interrupted for a long time by hefls when Hitler em phasized the shackles of the Ver sailles treaty have been torn and declared the army navy and air force were capable of defending Germany againstall enemies Would Have Laughed Had I prophesied four years ago all that we have done the world would have laughed at me as a crazy der fuehrer said The national leadership has worked a miracle Today Germany in her public leadership and military defense stands more secure than ever be He contrasted unrest elsewhere in the world with the peaceful Olympic games in Germany and added Even the Jewish scribes can no longer lie about us What we have achieved we have done at nobody elses expense If other nations had attended to their own business there would be a stronger commun ity of interest in Europe F R Starts Motor Trip From Knoxville KlNOXVILLE dent Roosevelt arrived at the south ern railway station here at a m CST Wednesday and trans ferred to an automobile for a leis urely 100 mile motor trip through the great Smoky mountains national Loyalists in Attack Upon Toledo Fort By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Unofficial reports reached Madrid Wednesday declaring government militiamen had entered the Toledo Alcazar preparatory to an attack on fascist rebels who have de fied an eight week siege of the an cient fortress The insurgent artillery and snip ers from within the crumbling walls were for the first time since July 20 anu some advices which were confirmed said the rebel defenders had surrendered The epidemic of sympathy strikes in France by leftist workers de manding guns and planes for Spain spread when men and women in the great Lille textile region quit working Try to Save City Hundreds of fugitives from the impending bombardment of north ern cities arrived at Bayonne France as diplomats of Europe forced out of Spain by civil war sought to save beleaguered San Se bastian from becoming a city of ruins Temporarily stationed at the French border they studied a new appeal to government defenders and fascist rebels to spare the pictur esque basque resort site of many summer embassies The San Sebastian governor who Tuesday tried in vain to surrender the city in return for amnesty for the defenders dispatched anarchist zealous to front line trenches to keep them from firing the city rather than see it fall in rebel hands Rebel sources claimed the capture or domination of Pasajes and Rent eria OK the threshold of San Sebas tian There were indications in France however that government forces still clung to the two out posts Meet in London In London of two dozen European nations met pri vately to coordinate arms embar goes and other measures of Spanish nonintervention The absence of Portugal logical port of entry of aid to Spanish belligerents clouded the proceedings however Portugal has affirmed its neutrality but Ma drid socialists have accused it of helping the rebels Lisbon has insisted it must retain the right to take free action in Spain in the event communist prop aganda should menace the security of its own government Only yester day Portugal put down a brief naval revolt laid to communists who it was charged tried to take two war ships to the aid of the Spanish gov ernment To Cut Off Cash Aid The international committee al though considering the help of Port ugal essential to complete success for neutrality was expected to con sider stringent action to prevent foreign enlistments and to cut off cash aid from outside to either fac park to Asheville N Car MacNider Appoints New Republican Committee CHICAGO of a national policy and contact committee to coordinate activities of the republican service league was on te anng an use o prevention of bank robberies and announced Wednesday by Hanford major holdups policewomen detecMacNider national chairman of tne tive divisions photography identileague The middle west number one area of Wisconsin Illinois Michigan In diana Kentucky ano Tennessee was set up under Edward A Hayes of Decatur and the middle west number two area of North Dakota South Dakota Minnesota Nebras ka Iowa and Montana under Tom Whalen of St Thomas N Dak Lester McCoy former Kansas state commander of the American Legion was designated committee man for Kansas and MacNider will serve as an exofficio member at large SPIES INTENSIFY THEIRACTIVITIES ALLOVER WORLD New Alliances Made and Nations Race Toward Rearmament EDITORS NOTE Spies The very mention of the name spurs the imagination Adventure mys tery daring Intrigue death From revolution torn Spain today come stories of vast activities by spies They recall famous cases of the past DeWitt Mackenzie famous war correspondent and reporter on foreign affairs for years has written for the GlobeGazette a series of three thrilling stories on spies The first story is presented By DEWITX MACKENZIE Copyright 1936 by The Associated NEW activities of spiss have intensified in recent months in all countries including our comparatively isolated United States as the world has raced for rearmament made new al liances and in general prepared for war These daring and mysterious secret workers engaged in one of the most dan gerous of all call ings are em ployed by every nation for they are indispensable JE WITT MACKEUZIt from the stand point both of defensive and offen sive preparations The quickness of Germanys vic tory over France in the war of 1870 is attributed largely to the informa tion procured by a veritable army of spies who swarmed French terri tory for three years prior to the out hostilities Many Are Executed In times of absolute tranquility one hears little about spies although they are omnipresent but todays universal war neurosis has brought them under the searchlight and sent many of them to execution or prison Almost daily the news records a case somewhere From Madrid is news of the dis covery of a giant espionage ring through which the fascists were kept informed of the governments activities The government secret service reported the ring infested offices jails hospitals and other centers of information Many ar rests have been made Hundreds have faced firing squads In the fighting spies of both sides are active in correcting artillery tion The usual victory claims came from both camps Madrid announced complete subjugation of Huesca in the north east The rebels said they had seized Arenas de San Pedro 73 miles south west of Madrid spurring the cam paign to encircle Madrid KEEP SPREADING Men and Women in Lille Textile Region Quit Work PARIS new epi demic of strikes spread Wednesday into the great Lille textile region with men and women quitting work The strike was the largest to date in the new movement with the ex ception of a one hour metal work ers walkout in Paris Monday when more than men dropped their tools in protest against the governments refusal to aid Madrid in its civil war against fascist re bellion At Lille the workers occupied the mills and demanded a 10 per cent wage increase The dispute also in volved the election of workers del egates Colonel Knox to Speak OTTUMWA Frank Knox republican nominee for vice president will speak at a young re publican rally here Sept 26 James Devitt district republican chair man announced fire and surveying enemy positions Farnsworth Indicted The District of Columbia grand jury has returned an indictment against John S Farnsworth former lieutenant commander in the United States navy charging him with conspiring to deliver naval secrets to Japanese officers He has denied the charges The other day young Madame Marguerite Criedling under suspen ded sentence as a spy swam to her death in the ocean off Casablanca Fench Morocco Last year she won a contest as the most beautiful wo man in Casablanca Recently the Japanese shot nine alleged Russian spies in Macchou kuo and imprisoned many more There has been a steady procession of executions and incarcerations in various countries notably France Germany and Russia 15 Year Sentence On July 6 of this year Harry Thompson 27 year old discharged U S navy yeoman wag sentenced to 15 years in prison for gelling na val secrets to a foreigner identified in a joint indictment as a lieutenant commander of the Japanese navy Most of the cases do not attract great attention but occasionally the man in the street is made spy conscious by a sensational affair such as that involving two young Americans Mr and Mrs Robert Gordon Switz of East Orange N in France last year They were charged with being leaders of a Russian spy ring On trial the court said they were guilty but exempted them for punishment because they turned states evi dence They were released after six teen months in prison To Chopping Block The world was made to shudder in 1935 when Germany sent two lovely and accomplished noble women to the chopping the Baroness Benita Von Faftenr une hayn and Frau Renate Von About the same tune an Amen can girl Miss Isobel of   

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