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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WJLRE SEKVIUJC MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY DECEMBER 18 1936 THIS PAPER CONSIST OF TWO SECTIONS SECT10H ONE NO 63 TOOK ALL PAGE ONE Other Stories for Time Crowded Out by King By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON I CPA There are times in I the affairs of i men when for a space of days or weeks or months or even longer there practically is no news except of just one kind The interval during which all human at tention was riv eted upon the King Edward Mrs Simpson affair was such a period Indefinitely on into the future as news normalizes itself the public is sure to run daily into third or fourth chapters of news stories in the press with the ear lier chapters of which no is at all familiar simply because they never appeared or scarcely having been drowned out while 1affaire Simpson monopolized print and the radio Other Stories Vanish For example floods in the Philippines the other cay were reported to have CLJ thousands of lives The newspapers accorded this catastrophe three or four paragraphs on inside pages Ordi narily it would have had a column on page 1 Senator Wheelers investigation of the American railroad structure developed details of the upbuild ing of the Van Sweringens three billion dollar transportation em pire from a mere handful of small DOOMED MAN CLAIMED FRAMED Cigaret Blamed for Fire That Cost 5 Lives FOUR BURN AND ONE LOSES LIFE WHEN HE LEAPS Man Goes to Sleep While Smoking Blaze Sweeps Rooming House NEW YORK burning cigaret which slipped from the fingers of a sleeping roomer was described by Fire Marshal Thomas Brophy as the torch which cost five lives in an early morning fire Friday The five women a man and a trapped on the upper floors of a four story brownstone rooming house on West 73rd street between Broadway and West End avenue The fire swept through the third and fourth floors from the rear on his bed after lighting a cigaret Save Many Lives Thats what caused this ter rible Brophy said The screams of Ann Nichols who lives in the basement and the quick work of Chester Morash a detective in a nearby hotel and page of space in any Patrolmen who raced through the corridors awakening tenants change For what it it should have been was worth accorded a President and Cabinet in Study of Naval Building 2 New Battleships Planes a scant wasnt read at that The struggle in Spain shriveled into near nothingness Conference President reception publicity but that was because it antedated the real beginning of the King EdwardMrs Simpson news The Rooseveltian return is little noticed There is a mean row too at the PanAmifrican conference which the president left behind him We and some of the American south ern republics want a new world union absolutely separate from the old world powers But Argen tina culturally nearer to Europe than it is to us and the most in fluential of the southern group were credited by saving many lives A wall of fire prevented them from reaching the third and fourth floors August Frank 43 and Auxiliary Vessels Are Planned WASHINGTON Roosevelt Friday planned to dis cuss with his cabinet the question of whether two new battleshps will be laid down for the Ameri can next year He made the disclosure at his first white house press conference in more than a month talking to an unusually large number of re porters crowded about his desk The naval question was one of the first The last congress gave the chief executive authority to order bat tleship construction after the ex piration this year of the Washing ton and London treaties if he be lieves the building activity of any other sea power necessitates ad ditional ships Great Britain already has ap propriated funds for laying the keels of two new battleships soon after Jan 1 To Build Battleships If plans of the navy high com mand are made effective these j two battleships together with air planes and auxiliary vessels will be the focal points of building ac tivity in 1937 The three categories are urg firemen with ently needed officers said Friday j to fill fleet requirements in the light of expected action by other when the naval limita Up 290 Feet in Buenos Aires got fairiy good third floor roomer jumped to his as the first fire truck ar rived Firemen found the bodies of the other victims on the fourth floor They were Elinor Duffield 32 and her eight weeks old son Henry Nancy Green 25 and tion treaties expire this month and to bring authorized expansion of the navy to full treaty strength by 1942 The remainder of this program embracing the building of 82 new carriers cruisers destroyers and subma were awakened by the alarm took refuge in the lobby of a nearby hotel The scene of the fire was E is well on the way toward accomplishment General Uncertainty General uncertainty created by tin league brownstone building between wants a hookup with of nations Broadway and West End avenue It is a split of capital impor a blockfrom the Riverside Drive tance endangenng the success of mansion of Charles M the wholeconference But who has n parison with 1affaire Simpson Congress Forget Congress is to meet soon in Washington It has questions of government leftism versus rightism to de cide It has a bitter quarrel over the house leadership to settle be tween democrats Reorganization of federal departments and liqui dation of emergency setups are ahead But these controversies cannot get a hearing in the newspapers or by radio The whole issue has mer King Edward and Mrs Simp son It Was Important The beauty of it is The thing has been no less senj uinely important than it been Its outcome his more difference 1n civilization than a flood in the Philippines Senator Wheelers investigation hasnt affected the stock market as much as it has been effected by uncertainty as to whether Edward would or would not abdicate It was a question upon which the probabilities or improbabilities of international wars actually did swing Concerned America It even concerned American policies idiotic as the idea may seem As Herbert Corey international writer remarked to me If providence had a sense of humor it could have raised heck by furnishing a potential Anglo American heir to the British But that now is King Edward now merely is the Duke of Windsor her sister Margaret 28 Two Floors Damaged The two lower floors damaged only by water i the approaching termination of The tenants on the lower floors tnc Washington and London pacts which for 15 years have limited the size of the worlds fighting fleets has led to expectations that the navy will seek an appropria tion for the coming fiscal year equal at least to the voted it by the last congress The administration obtained congressional authorization this Schwab i steel magnate Smoke into the adjoin jin building and residents of two I rooming heuses most of them in their nighlclothes took refuge in I the lobby of the Riverside Plsza hotel in the same block MOTHER AND HER THREE CHILDREN DIE IN FIRE UNDERWOOD N mother and her three children were fatally burned in their blaz ing home here early Friday Two children perished in the fire while their widowed mother and another child died several hours later of burns The dead are Mrs Fred Hoff about 40 Reuben 11 Martha 8 and Elsie 6 Damage Suit Follows Truck Crash WATKINS dam age suit was filed for Richard Montague 17 against Freda Haddy Cedar Rapids and Mary Haddy Watkins as the result of a truck accident The petition states that Montague suffered a broken neck while riding as an employe with the two women Eirtate Files Suit CENTERVUXE IP The estate of Martin L Riley Sey mour filed suit for against the Rock Island Railroad com pany Riley was killed when a train struck his truck a year ago ROOSEVELT SON HAS OPERATION Franklin Reportec m Perfect Condition at Hospital BOSTON D Roosevelt son of the presi dent underwent a successful op eration for correction of a sinus infection at the Massachusetts general hospital Friday Physi cians said the operation was a suc cess and his condition was per The hospital bulletin read Dr Robcy in consultation with Drs Harris Mosher Fred Gar land Charles Johnson and Roger I Lee decided on an immediate nntrum and ethmoid operation Operation performed Patient in perfect Dr George Loring Robey has been young Roosevelts personal physician since he was brought to the hospital the day before Thanksgiving The antrum is a cavity in the upper jaw opening into the nose The ethmoid is a bony structure at the base of the skull behind the root of the nose Shot and Arrested SIOUX CITY Muck 21 Yankton S wanted for questioning in a railroad sta tion robbery was shot in the ankle by city detectives when he refused to obey orders to stop Muck suf fered a broken ankle year for the president to order construction of two new battle ships if in his judgment the building activity or plans of any other naval power justified Confident that the go ahead order will be forthcoming shortly from President Roosevelt in view of Britains announced intention to add two new capital ships as soon as possible the navy depart ment is ready with plans and spe cifications for two modern men owar New Sea Fortresses Because the United States has not built a battleship since 1922 most of next years new ship con struction is expected to be con centrated on the new sea fortress es if they are ordered Officers say they will be of the ton class mounting 14 or possibly 16 inch guns and cost ing about each As three or fijur years will be re quired to build them not all the money will have to be appropri ated at once To strengthen the navys air arm simultaneously with the in crease of its sea strength officials said about will be re quired during the next fiscal year for almost 400 new fighting and observation airplanes Plan Planes The general naval expansion program calls for a total of planes by 1942 compared with the present strength of Next years naval appropriation bill it has been predicted will in clude a proposal for initiation of a 10 year program of auxiliary con struction at a cost of more than The last congress re jected a navy request for an aux iliary building appropriation of Secretary said in his annual report that a fleet ofmod ern tenders for aircraft carriers destroyers and submarines col liers supply and hospital ships is needed urgently to parallel growth of the combat fleet the 100 Miners at Work After 2 Day Strike VALLEY JUNCTION iundred five South Valley Junc tion miners returned to work Fri day after a two day protest strike against the layoff of Clark Elliott DesMoines miner Morgan Thom as Des Moines district board member of the United ers of Iowa said thatElliott had been reinstated Reaching up 290 feet the antenna tower of the Globe Gazette radio station KGLO is shown in the picture above completed with the beacon light on its very tip Some Idea of its hcijthl can be rained from the fact that it Is three times as high as the Hotel Hanford and by comparison with the trans mitter house shown in the back ground The picture was taken from a distance of 600 feet to the southeast of the tower Lock Photo Kayenay Engrav ing Kills Himself by Gas CLINTON Brew ster 91 committed suicide by tak ing gas at the home of his daugh ter Mrs Edith Baker Clinton euv CHRISTMAS TIME TO YOUR ADMINISTERING FUND PROBLEM OF COMMITTEE Other Provisions for Iowa Job Insurance Act Drawn Up DES MOINES com mittee drafting a proposed Iowa unemployment insurance bill took up the question of adminis tering the measure Friday after agreeing upon other major ques tions Thursday night Members said they hoped to wind up their work Friday and to start drafting the proposed legis lation into bill form for submis sion to the special session of the legislature which meets at 10 a m Monday They reported that since it may take some time to complete the final draft of the bill the measure may be sent directly to the legis lature without consideration of the state social security commit tee of 35 The type of fund rates of tax coverage amounts of benefits and conditions for payment of bene fits have been decided upon the committee said Weekly Maximum As the bill stands maximum unemployment compensation would be a week minimum compensation a week Payment would be started two weeks after an employe has been laid off and continue 15 weeks First benefits would be payable July 1 1938 in conformahce with the federal so cialsecurity act No contributions would be re quired from employes All employes of business with four or more employes who have been at work 15 weeks within the previous year will be eligible for compensation The federal act limits benefits to employes ot businesses hiring eight or more with a 20 week require ment The tax rate under the proposed Iowa bill would be 9 per cent in 1936 per cent in 1937 and per cent in 1938 and annually thereafter Not Subject to Both This does not mean however Uiat the employer will be subject lo both state and federal taxes The federal tax is 1 per cent 2 per cent and 3 per cent Under the proposed bill he actually will pay the federal gov ernment only 10 per cent of the full rate for that year the other 90 per cent going to the state An example illustrates If an Iowa employer has a payroll of in he must pay 1 per cent to the federal government but if the Iowa bill is passed and approved by the so Cheer Fund Passes Half Way Marker I no cial security board by Dec 31 will go to the state and only to the federal government i inite momentum now which uses its receipts for adrnin it rolling Previously Reported St Joseph Tabernacle Society Freeman Ladles Aid T W K St Lutheran FriendshI Society Jane Borer and Audrey Bublitz Mason City Kiwanis Club Johnnie Hermanson Trimming Room Neckbone Trim mers Sorters and Packers McKinley Child Study Circle Mr and Mrs Frank Lake Beta Sigma Pbi Sorority Dickie and Mary Donahue Mason City Hiih School Commer eial Club Wilson Child Study Circle W P ill Bridge Club New Total Receipts Needed to Beach Coal P and over the hall way mark as youll notice on the accom panying t h e r mometer and r week to reach goal Thats t h e situation facing the Order of Good Fellows in Mason City Will the objective be achieved The most heartening answer to this question is It always has been in the Reports reach this office of solicitations under way in a number of offices and in dustrial plants Our guess is that the coming six days will see some spirited sprinting toward that goal Commenting on the progress of the solicitation Mrs Mabel Elaise in charge of the investing of the fund observed that while she has confidence needed will be realized she isun able to anticipate it in her pur chases of food clothing and toys for homes confronted with the prospect of a cheerless Christ mastide The moral obviously is If youre going to do your part in this cause youll be doing an ex t r a service by GIVING NOW Once more the Freeman L a d i es Aid is back on the roll of honor Like the H a n f o r d Ladies Aid this rural group is a pioneer supporter of this cause The contribution listed above from a Decker group is especially appre ciated too The goal set for this weeks giv ing was It was believed that if by Saturday this amount was reached the remaining could be brought in through a four day spurt Will that mark be reached on schedule The answer to this rests with you Makes Confession TALLENT SAFETY COUNCIL PUNS SESSION Program of Legislation Will Be Mapped Out December 27 and You and YOU The campaign has gained a def Lets keep DES MOINES safety council headquarters Friday called a meeting of the council Dec 27 to map a program of safety legis lation for presentation to the next regular session of the legislature meeting in January meeting issued by Earl Hall president was sent to representatives of organi zations comprising the council Changes Are Discussed Safety groups recently have dis cussed four possible recommenda tions for changes in Iowa laws Creation of an independent motor vehicle department under a I superintendent appointed by the governor Increasing the state highway patrol from 50 to 150 men Fixing a speed limit for Iowa highways outside cities and towns st 45 miles an hour at night and 55 miles an hour during the day Changing brake and headlight aw regulations to conform with spjidards suggested in a proposed uniform code for ail slates Urge Patrol Increase The independent motor vehicle department under discussion would take over functions of the present department now operat ing under the secretary of state and some of the activities of the railway commission A number of groups have urged an increase in the state highway patrol but all have not agreed upon a definite number At present Iowa law fixes a rate of speed in miles only for buses and trucks Light and brake Jaws safety experts claim need istration of unemployment insur ance i Tooled Fund Plan The committee adopted a pooled fund plan with merit rating foi individual employers which gives employers with stable employ ment records the right to earn a reduction in taxes Members said this plan also would encourage unstablelines of business to sta ailize in order to reduce tax pay ments AH taxes would be paid into a common fund from which bene fits would be paid But the merit rating system which would not become effec tive for three years provides that when the balance in any individ ual employers contribution to the fund reaches 7V per cent of his payroll his tax rate will drop to per cent instead of the per cent rate his balance reaches 10 per cent his tax rate would drop to per cent and would continue at that rate as long as his bal ance remains up Tax Rate Would Rise If however an employers own employes draw in benefits more than the employers balance the employers tax rate would go up to per cent and remain at that rate until his balance has been re stored to 10 per cent Under this plan employers who build up required balances would be able to deduct 90 per cent of their federal tax which goes to the state The committee submitted an es timate on the number of Iowa em ployes affected by thestate unem ployment bill It listed employes of firms hiring more than four 073 employes of firms hiring less than four Address your contributions to Christinas Cheer Fund GlobeGazette Mason City Iowa I a good deal of THOMPSON MAY AVOID GALLOWS BY CONFESSION Tallent Says He and Hake Pinned Wolz Murder on Enemy DES MOINES Clyde L Herring received Friday from a Fort Madison prison convict a which if true would clear Tony Thompson St Louis factory worker of the mur der for which he is sentenced to be hanged The confession was signed by Eddie Tallent who is serving a life sentence for his part in the torturerobbery murder of Martin Wolz Oakville Iowa farmer for which Thompson is sentenced to die Tallent said Thompson did not have anything to do with the Wolz and that he and Paul Hake former Oakville farmhand also serving a life sentence for his part in the slaying framed Thompson because Thompson had discharged themfor stealing from the factory in which they worked at St Louis May Not Be True Warden Glenn Haynes who sent the confession to the state control board for submission to the governor said of Tallents statement Undoubtedly there has been some communication between Tal ent and Thompson and it may be that Tallents statement is untrue and that he is making it just for the purpose of saving Thompson from being Thompson Friday lost his last chance to appeal to Iowa courts from his death sentence when his attorneys failed to file within the lor re hearing of the supreme courts decision that the death sentence should be carried out May Delay Execution Governor Herring will oe re quired either to set a date for Thompsons execution or to grant executive clemency He may re frain from setting a date for Thompsons death until Lieut Gov Nels G Kraschel takes office as governor or until Tallents con fession is investigated Herring said he would ask D N Johnson county attorney who prosecuted the men and E R Hicklin special prosecutor to in vestigate the confession In his statement Tallent told a vivid story of the murder of Wolr on the night of July 22 1933 and claimed he and Hake alone were responsible In Tony Thompsons behalf and to clear my conscience I make this he began Testified for State The confession I made in St Louis on March 3 was not rue I made the confession to save my self and Paul Hake testified for the state to save himself Since Hake and Tallent both have been sentenced for the crime attorneys said they could not re ceive a more severe penalty which LOOK INSIDE FOR MRS JAMES RAE Wife of High School Principal Here Dies ON PAGE 12 200 Attend Sessions of Peat Land Farmers ON PAGE 10 Sophomore Stars in Big Ten Basketball Battles 11 Confident of Popes Recovery Schedule Christmas Reception VATICAN CITY officials displaying confidence Pope Pius is on the road to recov ery from partial paralysis of the lower legs issued invitations Fri day for the traditional Christmas eve reception in which the holy father generally participates Heeding the advice of his phy sicians the 79 year old pontiff limited his activities today to a brief visit with Eugenio Cardinal Pacelli papal secretary of state The Weather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy pos sibly snow in extreme cast por tion Saturday gcncraHy fair somewhat colder in northwest portion MINNESOTA Generally lair JFrlday night and Saturday ex cept unsettled in east Friday night colder in extreme north west not quite so cold in ex treme east Friday night colder Saturday in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather statistics for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 26 Minimum in Mjrht 20 At 8 A 3L Friday 23 December gray day That would stand as a three word description of either Thursday or Friday in their cases would be death as they already are serving life Tallent said in his statement that Hake confessed first and that j his own confessionwas made to bear out all major details in Hakes He said he and Hake left St Louis on the day of the crime driving a stolen car At Oakville he said the two men stopped and drank with one of Hakes friends Then they drove to the Wolz home Tallent said Searched for Guns They searched the house for guns found a shotgun and a rifle and waited for the elderly farmer and his housekeeper Susan Hoi croft to return he related We were out of the house when Wolz and his housekeeper came the statement said The housekeeper went in first then Wolz I walked to the door before Wolz could close it Hake was at the window I told Wolz to put up his hands Instead he took ahold of me and was trying to get my gun away from his stomach I backed him more to the center of the room from the door then I broke free from him and shot once About the same time Hake shot through the window Walked Around Wolz Wolz fell right in front of me and I walked around him to his housekeeper She was so frightened she fell in a chair that was near her I tied her hands while Hake searched Wolz Im sure that the housekeeper did not see my face Hake took from During the trial in TLouisa county district court Mrs Holcroft testified that Tony Thompson shot her elderly em ployer She identified him from