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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 14, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO 8KCTIONB SECTION ONE NO 292 Envoy in Odd Plight Spaniard Does Not Wait for Limb to Be Sawed Off By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON am bassador or min ister whose home go v ernme n blows up when he is on duty in a foreign coun try is embar rassingly situat ed He is in the position of ar individual on the end of a limb which has jusl been sawed of between him and its parent tree A m b a s satior now exambas saiior Don Luis Calderon of Spau ddnt wait for his limb to be sawed off He let go That is to say he resigned his post in Washington So did most of his diplomatic as sistants Madrid is barely represent ed here now Don Luis and some of his aides still are in the United States to be sure but with no official status Quite a Comedown It is a good deal of a comedown foi a diplomat a highly privileged person immune from arrest hand somely salaried resident in a pal ace in the classiest part of our cap iUi and of the socially elite to find himself at a loose end of so little importance that any ordinary traffic cop can run him in for disregarding a stop the loss of his Fay leaves him able to continue run ning an automobile Don Luis and his assistants quit at a time when taeir government theoretically had not ceased to function but their home cabinet had been reorganized and made more radical than they could stomach The exambassador is a republi can but not a communist He stood pat for his principles anyway Liberal Not Radical What will happen to him if he goes home is problematic He cer tainly has antagonized the govern ment Yet he is a liberal though not a radical The rebels will not like even his liberality In short a pol icy on bis life would appear to be a poor risk It has upon but been it is much remarked of interest that Spanish Morocco shows an inclina tion to strike for independence Rather more than a quarter of a century ago when I was a news paper correspondent in Europe I was called to Spain to cover the story of a revolt against King Alfon so arising from the complaint that Spanish youth was tired of being conscripted to subdue the Moors Moors Play Part The Spanish Moors had on the rampage for years even then The rebellion in Spain was put down but the Moors stayed ram pageous for years afterward The burden of 4hat war in Africa had a deal to do with Alfonsos deposition However since the monarchys overthrow Spanish management ap parently has been diplomatically or militarily triumphant It has organized a formidable force of native Moorish troops The present Spanish rebellion against the republic was fomented from all accounts by Spains army leaders on the African side of the Gibraltar straight Moorish troops ferried across from Africa are des cribed as having been the spearhead of the insurgent thrust against the comparatively new Spanish regime On Their Very well then the Moors want their quid pro quo The average Moor doesnt know what he is fighting about of course but he has leaders with intelligent ambitions of their own They put up a guerilla fight for three decades Now they speak of doing it again If the rebels win they will have the Moors on their backs indefinite ly Ditto if the governmentalists win It will be a small war but a war of considerable proportions com paratively for a poor country like Spain Meantime these little wars threat en big wars as they wag along Found on Golf Course After Suicide OELWEIN UP The body of Henry Voss 40 hia temple pierced by a 45 caliber bullet was found on the Oelwein country club golf course Sunday IJr J R Wood Wa dena after an inquest pronounced it a suicide Voss had been day clerk at Hotel Mealy for seven years and was a past exalted ruler of the Oelwein Elks lodge MAINE ELECTION VOTING HEAVY Convicted of Intent to Alarm His Majesty MMAHON GIVEN 12MONTHSTERM AT HARD LABOR Claims Foreign Power Sought Assassination of King Edward LONDON Andrew McMahon was found guilty Mon day of producing a revolver near King Edward VTn with intent to alarm his McMahon was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment at hard labor He was acquitted on two of the three charges placed against him after he slithered a loaded re volver at the monarch as he rode by in a military procession on Con stitution Hill July 16 The crippled IrishScot testified a foreign power had wanted him to shoot the king on an earlier oc casion and had tried to enlist him as a spy against Britain Pleads for Sentence Before the verdict was reached McMahon pleaded with the court to send him to prison to protect him from those whom he said he had betrayed by failing to carry out the deed The jury deliberated only 10 min utes This power which McMahon did not identify tried to get him to become a spy against Britain he declared He said the king was to have been shot on the ceremonial birth day trooping of the colors last June 23 and that he was to receive 150 pounds for doing the ahoot ing Asks Heavy Term I want to go to he cried nervously fingering the rail of the dock I want you to give me the heaviest sentence you possibly can It is only by remaining in prison that I can save my life from the people whom I have given The prisoner said he had told the British war office of the purported foreign power plot Sitting in the witness box he wrote on a piece of paper which was handed to the judge jury and attorney general he name of the person in the em assy of the foreign power who ie said approached him If necessary he declared he could give a description of the way he ntered the embassy the inside of ie embassy and the room in which ie discussed the socalled plot Had Time to Fire After a dozen witnesses had taken the stand most of them agreeing McMahon would have had time had he so wanted to fire his revolver at the king from the Con stitution Hill sidelines the trial udge instructed a verdict of ac quittal on the two most grave charges against the defendant None of the witnesses said Mc Mahon tried to aim the pistol The two charges which the judge irdered dismissed were the most serious presenting near his majes y a revolver with intent to break Jhe public peace and being in pos session of a revolver with intent to endanger public life Pope Blesses War Against Communism Declares Mad Forces Menace All Order and Culture By ANDRUE BERDING Copyright 1936 by The CASTEL GANDOLFO Italy Pope Pius XI in strong passionate tones gave his blessing before the whole world Monday to a militant defense against the mad forces of communism Declaring these forces menaced in tragic Spain and elsewhere the very foundations of all order all culture anS all the holy father nevertheless invoked a special love born of mercy and compassion for the Spanish per secutors of bishops and priests and called upon constituted authorities of all nations to oppose these great evils with every remedy and barrier that is He asked his listeners to love these in spite of their deeds and methods of persecution so odious and so and to love them with a special love born of mercy and compassion to love them and since we can do nothing else to pray for Forsees titter Chaos Sadly he foresaw utter chaos if those who have a duty in the mat ter do not hasten to repair the indeed it is not already too Five hundred of the Spanish Body Accused of Passing Worthless Checks OSKALOOSA Officers ar rested Wallace Bentoa of Moberly and charged him with passing worthless checks to the Lemis Ele vator company of New Sharon for corn The checks totaled officers said nearly TOLL UP TO 328 2 WeekEnd Fatalities Are Added to 1 936 List for Iowa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Two weekend highway fatalities pushed the death toll for the year in Iowa to 328 One victim was Mrs Jane Single ton 64 of Chariton She was struck down when she walked In front of an automobile while carrying home an armload of branches gathered in the school yard near her home The other was Peter Foufas 57 Davenport cafe proprietor whose car collided with a bus on the Iowa end of the Mississippi river bridge at Davenport during a rainstorm The bus driver said Foufas ap parently didnt realize how slippery the paving was applied his brakes and skidded 100 feet to his death Dies After Accident OTTUMWA R Martin 70 carpenter injured when a scaf fold broke and he hurtled to the ground died at a hospital refugees to whom the pontiff ten dered his heartfelt greetings and admiration were in the throne room of the papal villa when the pope entered Cardinal Pacelli the papal sec retary of state spoke briefly Then the holy father began after raising his hand in blessing for the refugees His first few words were falter ing but hisvoice gradually grew strong Breaks With Emotion At a few of the more intense mo ments it broke with emotion but the words themselves did not stumble Prolonged applause followed the conclusion of the speech Nevertheless he said the crisis in Spain is a school in which the most serious lesson is being taught 10 Europe and to the whole world a world now at last wholly steeped ensnared and threatened by subversive propaganda and more especially to a Europe battered and shaken to its very foundation The tragic happenings in Spain speak to Europe and the whole world and proclaim once more to what extent the very foundations of all order all culture and all civ ilization are being The pope celebrated mass in the private chapel before speaking and grayed his message would exert in fluence throughout the world 18 Residents Lost as Le Mars Family Moves LEMARS residents agreed Monday they couldnt stand many more population losses like they suffered when Clem Kloster man and his family moved to Cal remain a first class ifornia and city For Le Mars last census popula tion lost 18 residents when the Klostermans Mr and Mrs Klosterman and the 16 Klosterman children SECOND GRAFT INQUIRY SOUGHT FOR SIOUX CITY County Attorney Seeks Ruling on Status of Investigator STORY ON PAGE 2 SIOUX CITY Attor ney Maurice Rawlings filed in dis trict court Monday a request that the court examiae circumstances surrounding appointment of Fred H Free as special assistant attorney general before it allows Free to pre sent to the grand jury evidence oe vice conditons In Sioux City A second graft investigation conducted by Gen Ed ward L OConnors special investi on whether District Judge Miles Newby allows Frees appearance before the grand jury In his petition filed with the court today Rawlings said he does not need the aid of the attorney general or any of his assistants in conduct ing the session of the grand jury He said neither the attorney general 01 Free hag consulted with him re garding evidence of law violations they may have in their possession Ready to CoOperate Rawlings added that if the court holds Free is qualified to appear before the granG jury he is ready s Pe however s request for Frees appearance filed Saturday the attorney general said he desired to relntroduce evidence that had been presented to the grand jury at a previous session The same grand jury Rawlings said indicted the attorney general him self on a conspiracy charge OCon nor later was acquitted Rawlingsi asked the court to con sider whether under these condi tions Free who was OConnors at torney would not be disqualified from entering the grand jury room Matter Before JadgtL OConnors application for such an inquiry was scheduled to come before the judge Monday afternoon reinforced by Special Investigator Fred Frees declaration in Grace Methodist church Sunday that Sioux City is a paradise for gam blers bootleggers prostitutes bur glars and dope Speaking before a Sunday morn ing congregation Free a Sioux City attorney who gained OConnors ac quittal on gambling conspiracy charges last January charged that a well organized vice ring is in control here and that the Sioux City police department has utter ly failed to Hamstring Investigation He also declared that Gov Clyde L Herring members of the state executive council with one excep and Lieut Gov Nels G Kraschel have attempted to ham string my investigation of the com plete breakdown of law enforcement in Woodbury There is not the least disposition to assist in the enforcement of laws against bootlegging and gambling in the offices of the sheriff the county attorney or public safety Free asserted add ing Conductor Dies DETROIT Ossip Gabrilo witsch 58 conductor of the De troit symphony orchestra since 1918 died Monday after a long illness THALBERG FILM EXECUTIVE DIES Lobar Pneumonia Fatal to Husband of Screen Star Norma Shearer SANTA MONICA ving G Thalberg 37 noted motion picture producer and husband of His wife motion and his parents were present when the end came Lobar pneumonia was given as the cause of death by Dr Phillip Newmark who attended the film executive He said Thalberg con tracted a slight cold while on va cation at Del Monte a week ago and that his condition became steadily worse in the past two days Farmer Injured in Auto Collision Dies IOWA CITY Shettler 65 of near Wellman who suffered a fracturer skull in an automobile collision west of West Chester Thursday died at a local hospital Monday morning He never re gained consciousness FORECAST IOWA Fair in southeast por tion thundershowers in west and north portions Monday night or Tuesday and in southeast portion Tuesday afternoon Cooler Tues day and in north central and ex treme west portions Monday night MINNESOTA Unsettled thun dershowerg in east and south por tions Monday night and in south east Tuesday morning much cooler IN MASON Cm GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 78 Minimum in Night 07 At 8 A M Monday 75 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 75 Minimum in Night fiS At 8 A M Sunday 69 Nearly all raids are tipped off before hand and certain authorities and arch crooks laugh in chorus at the public for being gullible enough to believe the raids are Free while centering most of his church address upon Sioux City con ditions declared Protected in Des Moines Bootleggers and gamblers down at Des Moines have men in power trying to protect Attorney General OConnor ap pointed Free a special assistant at torney general to investigate gam bling conspiracy and vice protection after a Woodbury county district court failed to agree in the attorney generals trial from gambling con spiracy last winter and the indict ment brought against him by the graft grand jury was dismissed Thereafter indictments against two score other persons charged with gambling conspiracy and liquor law violations were quashed by the Iowa supreme court The court held them illegal on the ground that H M Havner Des Moines attorney who served as special prosecutor for the jury received special compensation from Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids Gazette edi tor contrary to law Only One Tried The attorney general was the only person brought to trial as a result I of the graft grand jury investiga tion which ran six months beginning in April 1935 It was launched after Marshall charged before the legisla tive committee investigating the state liquor commission that gam bling and liquor law violations were protected here Max Duckworth then county at j torney and Henry C Kuhlmann then safety commissioner resigned however during the grand jury in quiry Free asked the district court early this summer to call a special grand jury to hear his evidence but the court failed to heed his request He continued his how ever staging raids on beer parlors and other establishments he claimed in his warrants operated for gam bling Policemen Discharged Most of the raids were conducted by two Sioux City policemen who subsequently were discharged by Safety Commissioner Gordon C Hollar for The special prosecutor told his church audience that he met with the governor and attorney general at Des Moines last February short ly after hjs appointment as special investigator He said the governor then in dorsed the plans to clean up Sioux and agreed to see that ex pense money was The governor has never kept his Free claimed but has done everything to preventa com plete investigation The lieutenant governor and all but one of the ex ecutive council members also are against this cleanup for fear it will affect their chances for he added His Bequest Tabled For several months after his ap pointment Free was paid from the attorney generals contingent fund Later OConnor asked the executive council for a special appropriation but the council tabled his request The special assistant attorney general cited testimony taken by the graft grand jury ag material which he would present to the forth coming grand jury if authorized by the court to do so He also declared he has gathered considerable additional ROMAN PLANE FORCED DOWN IN NEWFOUNDLAND No Report Received on Whether Two Flyers Were Injured By C E JEFFERY Canadian Press Correspondent ST JOHNS Richmans plane Lady in which he and Dick Merrill were at tempting a flight from England to New York made a forced landing 3 miles from Musgrave marsh on the northeast coast of Newfound land and 220 p m Monday It was not gnown immediately if the fly ers escaped injury in the landing RICHMAN AND MERRILL SIGHTED OFF COAST Copyright 1930 by The Associated NEW YORK reports to Floyd Bennett field said Harry Richman and Dick Merrill were sighted off Cape Race Newfound land Monday at p m Earlier reports from the pair fly ing the Atlantic were heard at a m after seven hours of silence Both the Eastern Air lines sta tion at Newark N directing the flight and Press Wireless re ported hearing the radio telephone of the MerrillRichman plane Lady Peace at the same moment Neitherradio station was able to make out what was being said al though the voice was identified as Richmans Static conditions gar bled the attempt at conversation time it was estimated Lady Race should have been about miles out from England head ed for Floyd Bennett field Brooklyp N and a landing some time af ter 4 p The flyers making the Return flight of their round trip to London from New York had last been heard from during the early morning hours Apparently they were re ceiving their radio guidance from America without difficulty since they were attempting to answer calls made at other than the sched uled psriods Waterloo Suspect Is Not One Who Slashed Three Men at Dubuque DUBUQUE of Police John Giellis said Monday that W W Bowers of Waterloo was not the man who slashed three Dubuque men with a knife following a drink ing orgy in a shanty on the flats here Saturday night The slasher the chief said left a coat behind containing cards and papers bearing Bowers name and address Bowers was questioned in Waterloo by police and said that his coat was stolen in the Waterloo railroad yards some time ago by a man he knew only as Big Du buque police are now searching for the man described by Bowers Frank Oswald 49 and Cliff 46 were still in a serious condition from knife wounds which severed arteries in their arms Improvement was re ported in the condition of Joe Trainer 36 the head who was slashed on Injured in Auto Crash COUNCIL BLUFFS IP Ed Kurth 42 of Glidden suffered crit ical injuries when his automobile left the highway 14 miles from Council Bluffs and overturned He was brought to Mercy hospital here LOOK INSIDE FOR MAGNUS JOHNSON Johnson Funeral Will Be Held on Wednesday ON PAGE 2 Giants Weather Storm and Keep Head Position ON PAGE 9 Mayor Wilcox Names Better Housing Days ON PAGE 16 James Roosevelts Visit in Mason City ON PAGES 2 AND 8 Hampton Pastors Wife to Be Buried Tuesday ON PAGE 3 IOWA STILL HAS TALLEST CORN 2 Farmers of State Come Forth With Phooey for Illinois Pair DES MOINES Two Iowa farmers came forth Monday with a phooey for the Boultinghouse brothers two upstart Aledo farmers who recently claimed that Iowa no longer is tbe state where the tall corn grows that Illinois is The Boultinghouses Col E and J produced a corn stalk 11 feet 4 inches tall Harry Crouch Knoxville farmer and R S Goodman Oskaloosa soil tiller exhibited stalks measuring 13 feet 2 inches and 12 feet 4 inch es respectively And just by way of rubbing it Crouch and Goodman pointed out that their corn grew in the drought area said Crouch Iowa can grow taller cora without water than Illinois can with a rain every other 850 Students Will Receive Aid of NYA M D Helser Iowa AMES State college junior dean said ap proximately 850 students will re ceive aid this year from the nation al youth administration The NYA allotment is an increase of over last year due to the drought Spanish Fascists Finish Occupying San Sebastian By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS On the battlefront Spanish fascist warriors completed their occupation of San Sebastian Monday and set up a civil administration Jieaded by the governor of Pamplona Govern ment defenders who abandoned the city to the advancing insurgents early Sunday set up a new front at Orio but Basque nationalists among them were fleeing to France rather than fight further Other government forces tothe south claimed they liad flung back a vicious attack at Talavera on the road to Madrid capturingmortars machine guns and arms Diplomats meanwhile were trying to obtain the releaseof women and children among the fascists who have been besieged under shell fire in the Alcazar at Toledo for more than eight weeks In Paris the French minister of public works charged Spanish fas cists had stoned French flag at an international station causing the halting of railway service into insurgent territory Rightists in France charged the socialist government with trying to provoke a native uprising in French Morocco in the hope it would spread to Spanish Morocco RECORD POLL IS SEEN AS NATION AWAITS RESULT Five States Will Hold Primary Elections on Tuesday PORTLAND UP Clear crisp weather stimulated voting Monday in Maines state election with political leaders predicting a record poll While the nation waited impa tiently for results of the first elec tion in the index of national sentiment id presiden tial came from offi cials and election clerks of a heavy turnout Perhaps m no other election major parties organized to the ex tent of the present in seeing that every registered voter had oppor tunity and transportation to reach the polls From some places came reports that intense interest led crowds of voters to polling places without waiting for transportation by party workers In Portland In Portland the states largest city votes had been cast by noon 300 in excess of the total cast at the same hour in the record breaking vote of 1934 In that year Portland polled votes Reports from Bangor South Portland Waterville Augusta and other large cities and towns indi cated heavy balloting Older persons aroused by old age pension agitation were oat in un usual numbers Unprecedented Campaign The echoes of an unprecedented campaign in which three presiden tial nominees visited Maine hunf over the polling booths as a TJ S senator a governor three congress men and minor state and county of ficials were chosen Likelihood of a record vote was forecast The secretary of states office estimated the total would ap proach and might exceed The largest recorded Maine vote was in the 1932 presidential election Maine was one of six Hoover states that year Debate Old Slogan Accuracy of the slogan As goes Maine so goes the has been debated since its coinage in 1840 but republicans and democrats made exceptional use of it in the cam paign which ended Sunday night in a flurry of eleventh hour political oratory centering mostly around the new deal Republicans sought besides the state dominance lost four years ago a victory presaging what its lead ers called return to national san Democratic candidates predicted freely a victory that would uphold the federal administration which they said had returned prosperity to Maine and the nation Lemke Also There President Roosevelt Gov Alf Landon and Representative William Lemke were the three presidential aspirants to come to Maine during the campaign Landon predicted a great victory at Portland Saturday night Lemke aided his party candidates and fore cast his own success and Roosevelt in a nonpolitical visit to Eastport promised We will have re ferring to the abandoned 000 tideharnessing project there Polls opened generally at 7 a m CST and were to close at 8 p although towns of 300 population or less could close two hours earlier The fight between U S Senator Wallace H White R and dem ocratic Governor Louis J Brann for Whites senate seat drew the wid est interest Attacks New Deal White attacked the new deal and all its policies Brann although ap pealing to the people chiefly on his state record upheld the need and usefulness of federal relief money in Maine Branns ticketmate F Harold Dubord defended Roosevelt policies heartily against republican attacks His republican opponent Lewis O Barrows was equally vehement in assailing new deal expenditures and what he termed similar extrava gance of the Brann regime The new political thought engen dered by Dr Francis E Townsend and the Rev Charles B Coughlin lent complexity to the political pic ture In the dying mo menta one Townsend official out for White another for Brann Neither of the candidateitsspoused the old age pension plan MAINE HAS QUADBENNIAX PLACE IN POLITICAL SUN By The Associated JfttM Maine took quadrennial place in the political sun Monday citi   

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