Tuesday, September 29, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 29, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1XE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 305 May Step on U S Toes Worry Involved Keeping Out of Conflicts in By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON far east is giving the state department some relief from its worries over the situation m Spain by pro viding it with an even more imme diately threaten ing situation to worry about in the Orient Europe may flare lip any day but the United States doubtless will be able to keep out of that conflagration for S K Japan and China become in volved in an outandout row bow ever Uncle Sam hardly can escape having his toes trodden on at once He barely missed having them Vadly stepped on the last time the Japanese and Chinese changing shot and shell at Shang hai a year or two ago Why US Is Involved The trouble with nthpr Chinese treaty as are caHed is that although in China they are not under Chi nese but foreign control Shanghai in particular is inter national with the United States as one of the international If then Japan as another part ner undertakes to grab exclusive authority it ncroaches to an ex tent upon what amounts 0 American soilAlso British French end Italian And to get full control of the port as all residents of the national settlement there realize is Japans aim The Japanese Game Japan obviously does not intend to attempt an occupation of ail China Japanese troops can beat the Chinese wherever they meet them unquestionably But they could not possibly po lice so large and thickly populated a country A single Japanese regiment if it could keep open its line of supplies probably could cut its way clear across China But the Chinese would close in behind ii as water closes in behind a moving ship The Japanese game is to contro the regulate import and export taxation to run China economically In the extreme north beyond tne wall where population is thin mikado may wish to col onize a bit But not much the cli mate isnt favorable to the Japa nese Essentially the ports are wha they are after Shanghai Most Important Shanghai is the most important of them The Japanese could possess all the remainder and still fail to monopolize Chinese trade with the port of Shanghai open to all and sindry Japan somehow mus end internationalism there It does not profess any hostility to other national interests in the Its ostensible quar rel is with the Chinese of whom miny live in it and a couple of million more live all around in the native It accuses them of all sorts of antiJapanese activities And it is a fact that a Japanese resident or sailor on shore leave occasionally is assassinated in in ternational or native Shanghai The Chinese version is that the Japanese themselves perpetrate these killings to furnish them with an excuse for retaliation as they describe it in reality the Chinese say to seize what they are after Convenient Incidents And while it may be a mere co incidence it is true that a Japanese has been murdered or Japanese ftelings have been outraged in China in recent years at extraor dinarily convenient junctures from the Japanese standpoint and that such incidents invariably have oc curred somewhere where Japan has been looking for a foothold That is to say the Oriental inci dent is coincidental with a state of affairs in the Occident of a nature to make it difficult for Occidental powers to divert their attention from their own western troubles to what ia occurring in the eastern hemisphere In short every time Europe has seemed to be on the verge of an outbreak of late Japan has effect ed a fresh grab on the Asiatic mainland 11 BLACK LEGION MEN CONVICTED 13 North lowans Among 1 f 000 Arrested in Raids Zeppelin Hindenburg Finishes Ninth Trip LAKEHURST N German zeppelin Hindenburg com pleted Its ninth east to west cross Ing of the North Atlantic dropped mooring lines at the naval air sta tion here at a m eastern standard time and was moored 12 minutes later COAST TO COAST DRIVE STARTED BY U S AGENTS Narcotic and Liquor Law Violators Hunted in Campaign Thirteen North lowans six of them from Mason City swelled the mounting total of arrests Tuesday as United States treasury depart ment law enforcement agencies struck suddenly in cities from coast to coast in a drive against narcotic and liquor law violators Close to arrests had been made and several hundred illicit stills had been taken according to Associated Press reports from Washington D Tuesday All but four of the North Iowa arrests were made on charges of illegal possession or sale of alcohol Three of the remaining four were made on charges of illegal selling of narcotics filed against Dr C W Lundquist Swea City and Dr Nels Olson and Dr M M Hague both of Lake Mills The fourth involved charges of selling beer without a permit placed against Mrs Helen Carter 618 Adams avenue south west Mason City The three physicians waived pre liminary hearing before United States Commissioner Charles W Barlow and posted bonds of apiece on being bound to the federal grand jury Mason City were Gus Fragiadakis 640 Jackson avenue southwest for illegal possession and Mike Duly of the same ad dress Mark Hamilton 720 Van Bu ren avenue southwest Jim Nicko lou 524 Van Buren avenue south west and Clifford Johnson all charged with illegal sale of alcohol Arrested at Clear Lake Mrs Phil Brox and Lawrence El ding Wayside Inn of Clear Lake were brought in by officers on charges of selling alcohol as was Mrs Minnie Kaster Ventura Heights Floyd Riggenberg Ven tura was arrested for illegal pos session Mrs Kaster Mrs Brox Elding and Hamilton were free on bondsof each Tuesday after entering pleas of not guilty at arraignment in Judge T A Beardmores district court here i All other defendants were either I in custody of Sheriff Robertson or I free under bond Tuesday G J Thompson and Paul Slanin ger members of the federal alco holtax unit Bill Haley state liquor agent and deputies from Sheriff J M Robertsons office and local po lice worked in this territory and made the arrests Bench Warrants Issued County Attorney Frederick B Shaffer filed informations against those charged with liquor violations and they were brought in on bench warrants issued in district court here With agents mobilized for the offensive preliminary reports throughout the country showed that more than 400 persons had been taken into custody on narcotics charges Is Periodic The narcotics bureau and the treuurys alcohol tax unit headed the drive described as a periodic The coast guard customs bureau and other treasury enforce ment agencies cooperated Preliminary reports from the alcohol tax unit showed that its agents had taken several hundred persons together with more than 100 automobiles alleged to have been used in illicit liquor operations Seizures of stills were expected to run into the hundreds when final re ports from the field were received Texas Leads Arrests The drive against illegal distillers was aided by earlier scouting work done by the coast guards big amphibian airplanes which serve as spotters for the treasury agents Three parole violators were num bered among those taken in the drive officials said two being ar rested in Texas and one at Toledo Ohio Texas led the list of states in total arrests with 149 First Since March 1935 Arrests were made in widely scat tered cities and quantities of nar cotics were seized At San Antonio agents found a store of mari huana The nationwide drive Monday was the first such broad offensive since March 1935 At that time persons were arrested and treasury officials said that when final figures are in the latest drive may approach that total Buses to Start Operating in Mason City ffBHiiff SEE STORY on PAGE 11 Pictured above is the new White streamline city coach which J E Osborne bus operator Lea proposes to place In operation in Mason City Four of these will be used m the Mason City bus sfstem after Mr Osborne has been granted a franchise which will be voted on at the tune of the gen era Section NoV 3 Large windows modem leather and chromium seats are special features of new tvoe of bus the purchase price of which is C T Lowell left wholesale manager of the White Mo torP company is shown going over bus specifications with Mr Ortome Lock Photo Engraving Fourth Tour byLandonls Mapped Out TOPEKA way of emphasizing there will be no slackeningiirthis Gov Alf M Landon announced de tails Tuesday for his fourth major vote drive featuring addresses in Chicago Oct 9 Cleveland Oct 12 and Detroit Oct 14 Returning only Monday night from his third two pre vious were his New YorkPenn sylvania campaign and his dash to republican presidential nominee stated The people are in a fighting mood There will be no slackening in this campaign I shall leave on another campaign trip next week with speeches in Chicago Oct 9 in Cleveland Oct 12 and in De troit Oct Busy Week Planning Fresh from his mile cam paign for the 78 electoral votes of Missouri Iowa Minnesota Wiscon sin and Illinois Landon began a busy week of political planning speech writing and state business Travel during the past Landon added in a statement through tie corn belt and dairy states of the middle west leads to the conclusion that there has de veloped in these states a determin ation to end personal government in Washington with its squander ing of our resources its waste ex travagance and incompetence Are Deeply Concerned The farmers the dairymen and the industrial workers in Missouri Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin and Il linois regardless of party lines are deeply concerned as they should be with the problems of government and the future of the country They not only are disturbed but aroused by the tendencies of the present na tional administration The fanners are aware that the administrations agriculture poli cies penalize plenty and reward scarcity and have robbed them of foreign markets and home markets as well The dairymen know their markets have been turned over to foreign producers The workers realize that they have been made the victim under the cloak of social security of a cruel hoax in the form of thelargest tax bill in Baby Has Only Part of Esophagus Gets Nourishment by Tube WATERLOO Roland 8 day old son of Mr and Mrs Jess Mays born with only a portion of the esophagus without a connection with the stomach seems to be doing well after an operation at univer sity hospital Iowa City by which a tube was inserted from the outside into the stomach and through which nourishment is given The esophagus ends one inch be low the voice box Doctors here say they know of no way by which surgery can make the connection naturally The babe if it lives will have to be fed always through the tube So far as known this is the only case of its kind that has happened DEFENSE BUILT UP FOR CAPITAL Spanish Cabinet Sounding Callto Add to Army Manpower opyrlsM 1336 By Tho Associated Press WITH THE GOVERNMENT FORCES RETREATING FROM TOLEDO NEAR FOCEJON Spain rush of socialist reinforce ments to the Toledo sector slowed down Tuesday as the government built a gigantic defense system for the capital The Spanish cabinet sounded a call to arms to add manpower to its defenses against an expected fascist assault Bedraggled militiamen fleeing from the fury of insurgent artillery and aerial attacks rushed north ward as frenzied officers attempted to form a new blockade across roads from the fascistdominated Toledo Seek to Unify Efforts Socialist commanders labored to coordinate their scattered forces near here and at Bargas to unify the governments efforts in the capital The weakened lines were estab lished at two points Bargas just west of the main highway between Madrid and To ledo where socialists launched a counterattack against insurgents who hold the town Village Is Bombarded A militia captain said the gov ernment troops were forced to aban don the first northern village on the Del a long bombardment by fascist planes Other troops congregated on the secondary road to the west KEPORTS 600 PRIESTS HILLED BY SOCIALISTS By RICHARD G MASSACK Copsright 1936 By Tfte Associated Prwi TALAVERA DE LA REINA hundred Catholic priests supporting the fascist rebellion were slaughtered by frenzied so cialists during the last hours of a bloody insurgent drive on Toledo survivors reported Tuesday Fascist sympathizers who sur vived the terrific siege of the Al cazar related horrible stories of loot ing and slaying as the guns of the driving insurgents boomed outside the citys gates Everything was destroyed around the declared one of those who resisted government attacks on the historic fortress Leader Among Victims He said the leader of Toledo fas cists was one of the victims of the deadly barrage rained into the in surgent haven Government forces lost 500 sol diers in the withering steel barrage which swept through the streets of the war battered former capital of Spain Ate 97 Horses Fascist sympathizers besieged ia the Alcazar for more than two months ate 97 horses and 27 mules survivors reported today The livestock supplies inside the bombarded fortress had been re duced to one horse and five mules when insurgent columns occupied Toledo they said One of the first acts of the liber ated fascists was to invite the ad vance the victorious troops into the Alcazara underground chambers for a meal Fire Threat Believed to Be Lessening MARSHFIELD elements which whipped forest fires into such a fury that they destroyed a town caused nine deaths and damages came to the aid Tuesday of southwestern Oregons smokecovered acres A cooling fog blown in from the sea and a dying east wind prompt ed weather observers to believe that previously threatened towns now were certain to escape the fate which befell the coastal city of Ban don Heartened residents quickly tackled rehabilitation Business Section Destroyed Only skeletons of buildings re mained in Bandon The business dis trict was destroyed along with about 400 homes by fire that forced the residents to flee to the beach Saturday night Property losses at Bandon alone were esti mated at Coos county Judge Hugh McLain of Marshfield tentatively estimated damage in southwestern Oregon would total In California state forestry offi cials estimated damage in a dozen northern counties at more than in an area in excess of acres Care for Homeless The situation was considerably easier at Myrtle Point and Coquille to the southwest where all night watches were maintained Federal and state agencies com bining with private individuals pub lic organizations and officials of neighboring states rushed the work of caring for homeless and desti tute WPA Worker Fatally Crushed LE MARS when he atempted to board aheavy grave truck on a project west of Merrill Tuesday Donald Sager 26 WPA worker fell under the wheels and was fatally crushed FORECAST IOWA Showers D e g I n n i n g Tuesday night or Wednesday rising temperatures Wednesday and in extreme north central por tion late Tuesday night MINNESOTA Increasing cloudiness showers beginning in northwest portion late Tuesday or Wednesday and in east and south Wednesday rising temperature tonight and In east Wednesday cooler in northwest Wednesday JN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 71 Minimum In Night 40 At 8 A M Tuesday 45 Again the mercury stopped just short of the frost level And Mason Citys hayfever sufferers go on snif fing and sneezing DR BEYE AMONG TWO KILLED IN AUTO COLLISION State Center Farmer Is Also Victim When Cars Meet MARSHALLTOWN Hut son 60 prominent farmer of State Center was instantly killed and Dr Howard L Beye 50 head of the de partment of surgery at the state university hospital at Iowa City died an hour and a half later after a headon collision at the junction of highways 88 and 30 Tuesday morn at 11 oclock The junction is five miles west of Marshalltown Dr J A Edwards superintendent of Oakdale sanitarium and Dr Wil liam Spear of the Oakdale staff riding the same car with Beye were seriously injured No Eye Witnesses There were no eye witnesses and the injured have been unable to tell what happened but Coroner R R Haupert said that the position of the two cars indicated that the doctors traveling west on the Lincoln high way attempted to swing left to take highway 88 the new diagonal road to Des Moines and collided with Hutsona car which was coming over a slight rise at the junction of the two highways Hutson was riding alone Hutson was a prominent mule breeder and for years had won many prizes at the Iowa statefair was recognized as one of the midwests leading surgeons The medical party was on its way to a meeting at Sioux City when the ac cident occured Leaves Wife 6 Children Dr Beye was born Sept 24 1886 at Oak Park 111 He received his medical degree from the Rush med ical school at the University of Chi cago in 1911 and was appointed instructor in surgery at the Univer sity of Iowa in 1914 Dr Beye was appointed professor of surgery in 1923 and in 1927 was named head of the surgery depart ment He is survived by his wife and six children WALLACE SCORES LANDONS PLAN CutThroat Competition Would Be Result of G 0 P Proposal AU1XORA Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace told a farm belt audience Tuesday that free competitive enterprise advo cated by Alf M Landon was cutthroat competition and a system of agriculture operating for the most part according to the law of tooth and His address to the Chicago Pure Milk association a cooperative dairy producers group was the uiirst of five political speeches sche duled forthis week in the corn belt Wallace said the republicans had proposed a combination of the SmootHawley tariff act and the federal farm board as an agri cultural program and that recent speeches by Landon had set forth the governors negative philosophy of farm Expanding his speech to include administration relief measures Wal lace said these had been assailed on two grounds That they employ undeserving people on worthless projects and that they result in an orgy of extravagant In reply he said no one in the government would contend that the employment program has been perfect but be added that fifteen million people were jobless and many of them hungry refusal to take action would have meant com plete and devastating collapse of our economic Nine Persons Killed as Airplane Strikes Ship Masts in Takeoff BENGASI Libya per sons were killed Monday night as an airplane struck the masts of a ship and crashed when taking off from the airplane base in the har bor Besides the pilot and crew five technicians on their way from east Africa to Italy were killed LOOK INSIDE FOR POLO GROUNDS Scene of Wednesday World Series Opener ON PAGE 9 Portraits of Judges to Be Presented Here ON PAGE 11 Conservation Program Meetings Are Planned ON PAGE S Gorman Dougherty Aged Resident Dies ON PAGE S Roosevelt to Open Bid for ReElection HYDE PARK N dent Roosevelt stepped but Tuesday to deliver what intimates termed a straight fromthe shoulder blow at the opposition officially opening his bid for reelection His initial campaign speech be fore the democratic state converitior at Syracuse Tuesday night at 9 oclock will be broadcast over na tionwide radio networks The presidents special train was equipped for the five hour trip with campaign paraphernalia including a twin set of loud speakers Of National Significance Originally described as covering only state questions the first Roose velt postconvention speech to be given a definite political label by the white house was said by presi dential associates Tuesday to be of national significance They asserted the president would lay a general foundation for later specific talks on agriculture fi nances and relief and probably have something to say on several issues raised by Gov Alf M Landon re publican candidate Meets With Educators The president worked late Mon day night on his manuscript He also telegraphed Gov Charles H Martin of Oregon be had instructed all federal agencies to render what ever assistance possible in connec tion with forest fires in that state Before leaving for his train Tues day morning he had an engagement with 12 educators who brought a testimonial of appreciation for the work done by this administration toward the maintenance of educa tional standards and equipment dur ing the The president will return here Fri day evening He will put in a busy day in Washington Wednesdayand leave late at night for Pittsburgh for another political speech Thurs day night He will speak at Elkins W around noon Thursday Two Boys Escape ELDORA at the state training school for boys said that James Mull 18 Cedar Rapids and William Mitchell 18 Milton had escaped ALL BUT 4 ARE GUILTY OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER Others Held Guilty of 2nd Degree in Death of WPA Worker DETROIT of the 12 men charged with plotting the Black Legion execution of Charles A Poole on an isolated suburban road last May 12 were convicted Tuesday in circuit court Of the 11 men convicted all but four were convicted of first degree murder The jury of nine men and three women held two of the others guilty of second degree murder and Judge Joseph A Moynihan returned a second degree murder conviction against the two defendants who had waived a jury trial The jury which had listened to the prolonged testimony in the case since Sept 10 required an hour and 25 minutes to reach its decision Widow Is Present Mrs Rebecca Poole young widow of the man the 11 were convicted of luring to his death in punishment for false rumors that he had mis treated his wife was in the court room when the verdict was re turned The acquittal of Herschell Gill the only defendant freed of the charges by the jury had ben suggested by Assistant State Attorney Chester P OHara Five of those convicted of first degree Harvey Da vis Ervin D Lee Urban Lipps Paul R Edwards and Edgar Bald present when Poole was shot to death by Dayton Dean the confessed The two of first degree murder were John JBannerman and Lowell Rushing who were charged with taking an active part in the death plot Leniency for One The jury convicted Thomas R Craig and Virgil Morow both of whom attended the meeting in Find later hall where the state charged the execution plot was agreed upon of second degree murder with a recommendation of leniency for Morrow The bench returned the second degree conviction against Albert Stevens and John S Vincent the oldest of the defendants Both of them also were at the Findlater hall meeting Under Michigan law the maxi mum penalty for first degree mur der is life imprisonment Second de gree conviction leaves the sentence to the discretion of the court Followed Neighborhood Gossip The cold blooded killing of Poole a young WPA worker followed false neighborhood gossip that he beat his wife The intensive inquiry that fol lowed exposed the Black Legion as a group of hooded nightriders that terrorized its own members and sought its racial and re ligious prejudices on politicians in cities of the Detroit area Dayton Dean chunky two gun executioner who calmly testified he shot down Poole at close range on orders of Colonel Davis was a frequent willing witness before grand juries investigating ramifica tions of the secret order He also was the principal witness in the present trial Others Charged to Society In Wayne county Detroit near ly a score of kidnapings floggings and conspiracies to murder and in cite to riot were charged against members of the society An indict ment charging its leaders with criminal syndicalism alleged they plotted an armed uprising against the federal government At nearby Pontiac a grand jury named 86 public officials and em ployes as members of the terrorist organization Claims that the Black Legion had members in the United States were discounted by authori ties Two Northeast Iowa Doctors Arrested for Narcotic Viofations DUBUQUE W Green United States commissioner said Tuesday that two northeaet Iowa physicians willface charges of vio lating the Harrison narcotic act at the December term of federal court here The physicians are Dr M E Kallman of Postville and Dr F E Eraucht of Elkader Commissioner Green said they were arrested Mon day by B F Lovejoy federal nar cotic agent When they appeared be fore him Green both posted bonds of to insure their appearance in December