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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 6, 1937, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NfWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI rrvE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS AND TOUTED FRESS FUIJ LEASED WIRES MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTIONONE NO 180 Plane vs Ship Fight Argument Revived Again With Espanas Sinking By CHARLES f STEWART ASH IN G T O N CPA Mili t a r y aviators are boiling enthusi1 sm over the news of the recent sinking cl the rebel Spanish battleship Es pana by loyalist Spanish planes off the port of Bilbao as an incident of the civil war in that part of the world It has lonp been disputed between ex perts whether or not aircraft are to be much relied on against sur face vessels under actual war con ditions Airmen have contended that their arm has made surface navies practically obsolete Surface navi gators have argued that while planes undoubtedly are valuable lor observation purposes they are not likely ever to prove very ef fective against ships at sea A plane spilling pineapples upon the land underneath is rec ognized as a frightful danger to be reckoned with even if it doesnt hit the exact target it aims at it may becounted on to hit some thing else just as good Nothing But Splash But a ship is different if it is missed it is missed completely and nothing except s splash in the ocean results Aviators do say in deed that a narrowly missed shot will joggle the water sufficiently to start a surface vessels plates but the surface mens reasoning is that most shots will raiss far more than narrowly A layman has not been in a po sition to judge He naturally suspects the sur face folk of being perhaps back to concede that their profession is out of date Contrariwise he suspects aviation of being overly confident of the deadliness of its own craft Several years ago the late Gen Billy Mitchell of the armys aviation corps undertook to prove the aviationists case Not a Fair Test The government let him have an condemned unmanned warship anchored off the Virginia capes to practice on The general sent the hulk to Davy Jones lock er all right with his airplane bombs Surface naval folk however maintained that this was not a fair test Their story was that a ship un der headway dodging around would have been harder to hit They asserted moreover that an tiaircraft shots would have kept the assailant at a far away for an accurate aim or maybe bringing him down Any way they insisted he could not have continued trying indefinite ly again and again Mitchell Eased Out The row was so bitter that Mit chell for his unparliamentary re marks concerning surface fight ers was court martialed and eased out of the military service It was not a discreditable re tirement but it was effective The surfaceites won the de bate The surfaceites have tried shooting at land planes too The land planes trail behind them a contraption known as a which the antiaircraft gunners try to hit But they must not be too accurate or they may punc ture the aircraft itself rather than the And public opinion would not sanction the slaughter of some aviators for purely exper imental purposes Was It a Fluke Now however it appears from the Espanas fate that aviation really can sink a manowar Or was it a mere fluke The surface folk say that that was what it was The aviators say that their con tention is established The dispute isnt ended but the aviators have made a point These little engagements some times count a great deal Years ago when Japan and China had a war the Battle of the Yalu river was a small affair Yet it transformed naval construction Possibly this little rumpus in the Bay of Biscay will Jury Deliberating at Charles City in Charles Graff Case CHARLES jury is de liberating the case of Charles Graff Marble Rock farmer charged with manslaughter Judge Henry Graven gave instructions to the jury which received the case at 9 oclock Thursday morn ing and began pondering a deci sion Graff is being tried in con nection with the death of Helen Despard who was fatally injured when standing hear a car and by Grails auto GHES PLEADS FOR HIGH COURT Fear Bomb May Be Disguised as Gift CARE TAKEN OF Renew Movie Mystery Probe PACKAGES SENT TO DULY Quizzed Again in Taylor Murder Edward Reported to Have Composed Tune for His Wedding March MONTS France the fear that a bomb might be dis guised as a wedding gift police maintained a close scrutiny Thursday on packages delivered to the Duke of Windsor and Mrs Wallis Simpson the former mon archs associates disclosed Police take the parcels from their Tours postoffice to Mrs Simpson at the Chateau de Cande the betrothed couples Touraine snuggery where she gingerly in spects the senders address If she does not recognize them she instructs the officers to return the packages unopened Rabbits Feet Sent Several parcels already have been received Edwards associates said and more were expected One apparently opened before the present precautions were tak en was said to have contained several rabbits feet to assure luck and prosperity The duke was reported to have composed the tune to which he and Mrs Simpson will march to the altar The duke played the march on i his bagpipe Wednesday night for his bridetobe and the turreted Chateau de Cande their premar riage retreat echoed to the shrill music March for Bagpipes A member of the chatem household said Edward had writ ten the composition especially for his American born fiancee Years ago he composed a spirited mili tary march for bagpipes which was adopted by sn English guard regiment Preparations for the marriage meanwhile seemed virtually readv for the ceremony soon after Edwards brother George VI is crowned in London next Wednes dav The Duke and Duchess of Kent the duchess is the former Prin I cess Marina of Greece and the jEarl and Countess Of Harewood the countess is Edwards sister Mary the princess royal may be the only representatives of Brit ains royal family at the wedding a source close to the Chateau de Cande said Kent Best Man Edwards youngest brother the Duke of Kent probably will be best man and Herman L Rogers friend and spokesman of Mrs Simpson and her former host at Cannes will give the bride in mar riage Soon alter the wedding the cou ple is expected to leave the cha teau Redecoration of their pros pective honeymoon retreat in southern Austria Wasserleonburg castle will be completed about June 1 Edward rented the Aus trian castle for a month Perhaps a week will elapse be tween the coronation and Ed wards marriage in line withthe dukes plan to detract as little at tention as possible from the Lon don celebration Honeymoon Plans Uncertain Plans for after the honeymoon jit was said authoritatively were still uncertain One project under stood to be under consideration would take the duke and duchess on a good will tour of African and other British colonies Within the past four weeks Ed ward bought and studied maps of Africa It was understood he of fered his services to King George after his farewell radio address in last Decembers abdication Providing the government ap proved Edward might become an elder His career as the empires traveling salesman while he was prince of Wales qualified him to become again a good will ambassador MRS CHARLOTTE MILES MINTER Iowa Has Another Sunny DayClouds Predicted on Friday DES MOBJES had another sunny spring day Thurs clear Thursday morning weather bureau reported thermometer climbed to 80 grees Wednesday and Sioux City the GET SUPERIOR FIRSTSEVENTS Mason City Musicians Make Clean Sweep as State Contest Opens SUMMARIES ON PAGE 2 IOWA the first three events in which Mason City high school was entered the Mohawk musicians won superiors at the state music festival it was an nounced as the state competition got well under way Thursday The Mason City superior rankings were awarded to Evelyn Cheesman in viola solo the small brass sex tet and the miscellaneous group of string instruments Having competed in more of the 13 events of the opening day staged so far Hawarden high school Class B entrant in the twelfth annual festival was award ed four superior ratings to lead all entrants The Hawarden school has an enrollment of only 291 and BO of its students are competing in the state festival Hawarden Ranks First Hawarden received superior in solo boyssmall vocal group Class BC mixed small vocal group and Class B girls glee club competition Mason City entered in the Class AA division ranked second to Ha warden in the early events Iowa City commanded two superior and awards for third place and Grove tied Denison and Eagle for fourth with two liuperior each Officials estimated that contestants had registered Wed nesday night and Thursday morn ing in the largest music event ol its kind in the country Travel in 4 Buses Mason City was the first large delegation to register at the con test arriving Wednesday evening in four buses and several cars This North Iowa school is defend ing its crown held the past six years based on entries and top rankings Members of the Mason City brass group winning superior are Bob Runyon James Brown Har old Raizes Jack Weir Howard Dresser and Ralph Williams In the winning Mason City string gxoup are Evelyn Cheesman Mil ton Learner Clare Bemiss Jeane Sheffler Marion Gustafson and Jessie May Pierce Grl Changes Mind About Bridegroom portion HURT IN CRASH Condition of Two Mitchell High Youths Reported to Be Critical Mitchell high school students were injured two critically when the car in which they were riding hit an abutment and plunged over a bank a mile east of Mitchell at midnight Wed nesday Five of those injured are patients at Nissen hospital in Osage The students were returning home from Orchard where they had been in attendance at a roller skating rink Eve and Melvin Jensen were reported still unconscious Thurs day and the extent of their injur ies believed critical had not been fully determined Dorothy Hun gerford who is the daughter ol Superintendent Hungerford suf fered injuries to her back which may be fractured A broken arm was suffered by Bobby Cordes Junior Parkhurst who was driving has recovered consciousness Several of his teeth were knocked out and he may have broken ribs James Zastrow suffered only minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital The car owned by Walter Cordes father of Bobby was bad ly damaged Two of the occupants were thrown through the windows by the force of the crash Sheriff Charles Kathanof Osage investigated Approve School Bonds AMES a vote of to 170 Ames residents approved a bond issue for con struction of a new senior high school building and a gymnasium auditorium addition to Welch ju nior school The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night Friday increasing cloudiness followed by show ers In extreme west somewhat warmer and ex treme east portions MINNESOTA Fair in east becoming unsettled in west slightly warmer in west portion Thursday night Friday increas ing cloudiness in east local showers in west portion some what wanner along take Su perior and cooler in northwest anotner sunny spiiug uay H day but the weatherman predicted Ballenger 19 and Charles Milieu1 cloudy skies for Friday with pos 21 applied for a marriage sible showers in the western sec here last Monday Miss Ballenget tion of the state appeared at probate court Skles in all parts of Iowa were day with Leroy Ayres 26 seeking Thp annthpr marriage license ne clerk remembered her and asked sed to 80 de her to explain I like this man at Estherville she said and the I was IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 m Thursday Maximum Wednesday 69 Minimum In night 41 At 8 A M Thursday 55 Two Diaries Reported in Taylor Case Mary Miles Minters Mother Glad Murder Inquiry Is Reopened LOS ANGELES Charlotte Shelby mother of the screen darling of the silent days Mary Miles Minter declared Thursday she is delighted that District Attorney Buron Fitts has reopened inquiry into the William Desmond Taylor mystery at Mrs Shelbys request She made the statement in the office of her attorney Clyde Mur phy Mrs Shelby and her two daughters Miss Minter and Mrs Margaret Shelby Fillmore have been summoned to appear before the grand jury in the renewed in vestigation of Hollywoods most baffling case the shooting of Tay lor a noted director 15 years ago Mother Took The investigation followed a deposition made by Mrs Fillmore in a civil action against Mrs Shelby in which she charged her mother took from a Los Angeles safety deposit box The statement follows I am delighted that Mr Fitts responded so quickly to my re quest to reopen the investigation of the Taylor murder case For the there been many ablethreats comes practically a formal charge by my own daughter Mrs Mar garet Shelby Fillmore to the ef fect I withheld important facts and she assisted me in withholding them from the authorities Says Daughter Bitter If she or any other person has any facts concerning the murder of William Desmond Taylor I de mand that they be disclosed im mediately Unfortunately my daughter Mrs FiUmore is very bitter against me because circumstances last summer forced me to take rather drastic steps for my daughters own Last summer Mrs Shelby brought an insanity complaint against Mrs Fillmore which was later dismissed The deposition made in the civil suit quoted Mrs Fillmore as saying She Protected Her I protected her Mrs Shelby against the Taylor murder Other questions and answers notice that the bank rec ords show that you and your sister entered this same bank safety de posit box about the 22nd of Au gust of last year did it on purpose I did it to give her two diaries that were so diabolical and so pathetic that they made Mary Astors diaries look like a postscript I didnt want Mrs Shelby to publish them against the Two Diaries Found The district attorney said two diaries were found by his investi gators at Mary Miles Minters Beverly Hills home andwould be read to the grand jury William Desmond Taylor whose real name was William Deanez Tanner directed Miss Minter m several pictures and was the friend of many film notables of his day He was shot in the back and killed on the evening of Feb 1 1922 The slaying was discovered the next morning by his Negro houseman when he entered the apartment The last person known to have talked with Taylor before his death was the late MabeJ Nor mand then a reigning comedi enne She bade him adieu ap proximately 45 minutes prior to the shooting police determined Began Long Search Police began 3 long and fruit less search for Edward Sands Taylors missing valet who had been discharged by the director after a series of robberies inhis bachelor quarters V Among Taylors letters police were notes from Miss Minter coached in affectionate terms In the original investigation scores of prominent personsof the film colony were sought out and quest oned but from no source was developed substantial clew pointing to the slayers identity Fitts isthe third district attor ney to delve into the ARMYSENTTO QUELL UPRISING AT BARCELONA Two Liners Carrying Women and Children Leave Bilbao PERPIGNAN FrancoSpanish Frontier forces have been sent to Barcelona by the Spanish Valencia government to quell an anarchist uprising still out of control in the citys streets reports here said Thursday Four hundred persons have been killed and wounded in the revolt the Barcelona radio station announced Telephone and telegraph com munications with Barcelona still were cut making it impossible to verify the reports directly Official Valencia advices said Gen Sebastian Pozas government commander on the Guadalajara front named as military com mander in Catalonia already had reached Barcelona and was get ting things fully in City Generally Quiet The official at the seat of main Spanish government admitted however that certain groups still were holding out in some houses They said these groups were small and that the city gener ally was quiet Displaying scant sympathy for their rebellious colleagues an archists at Valencia denounced the Barcelona uprising and called for support of the government blamed The embassy in Parisvsaid a masquerading as s y n d i c alists caused the trouble and that mon archist banners appeared on some Barcelona balconies at the height of the On Catalan Front On the Catalan war front the Valencia air ministry announced government planes bombed in surgent positions at Zaragoza and destroyed a bridge to cut insurgent communications between Zaragoza and Zuera Despite reports Wednesday that a peaceful settlement of the an archists protests against orders to surrender their arms and dis missals from government posts travelers reaching the border said revolutionist gangs in armored cars still roamed the streets of Barcelona An appeal by Catalonias new governing council organized Wednesday with at least one an archist member asked all to lay down their arms and forget every thing before the grandeur of the goal to be obtained against BRITISH WARSHIPS CONVOY SPANISH REFUGEE LINERS BILBAO Spain Spanish liners loaded with women and children bound for refuge in France steamed out of the Biscayan war zone Thursday under protection of the British navys bristling guns The Habana and Izarra headed for Bordeaux with the battleship Royal Oak andtwo British de stroyers to convoy them The insurgent cruiser Almirante Cervera hove out of the mist in an effort to overtake therefugee craft while still in view but the Royal Oak formed a pro tective flank The insurgent warship with drew and disappeared in the dis tance The insurgent destroyer Velasco hovered in the background but returned also to cover under the mists SIT DOWNER IN PLEA FOR JOB Hopes to Attract Enough Attention to Get Work From Someone DES MOlNES her sit down headquarters on the state capitol steps Mrs Katherine Rush 41 pleaded Thursday for a job convinced that she would not regain room job from which she was dis charged Mrs Rush told reporters and the curious who1 came to watch 1 i am doing it the sit down to attract enough attention so that someone will see that I go back to Mrs Rush began her sit down on the capitol steps two days ago in protest against her discharge from a WPA project March 4 LOOK INSIDE FOR H GORDON SELFRIDGE Retired American Seeks British Naturalization PAGE 2 Two Clarion Women Are Found Gassed Recover PAGE 12 19 Starters Ready for Annual Derby Classic PAGE 13 Boy Scouts Will Have Outing PAGE 15 V DENHARDTJURY FAILS TO AGREE Dismissed When It Reports 7 for Acquittal and 5 for Conviction NEW CASTLE jury trying Brig Gen Henry H Denhardt was discharged in cir cuit court Thursday after failing to decide since p m Tuesday whether or not the balji portly exlieutenant governor Ashot to death his fiancee Mrs Garr Taylor The jurors eleven farmers and a filling station operator reported they had stood seven for acquit tal and five for conviction Each juror was polled and each con firmed the deadlock Judge Charles G Marshall thanked them for their careful attention throughout the 14 days of testi mony and arguments He asked each juror not to disclose how the other individuals had voted be cause he explained this case will have to be tried over The 61 year old defendant pale and unshayen listened intently as each juror said that in in his opin ion there was no chance to agree on a verdict Denhardts next trial Judge Marshall said will begin in due probably at the Septem ber term of Denhardt later told visitors Its a great He was beaming and spoke rapidlyas he conferred with counsel and awaited arrival of Dr A T McCormack headof the state board of health to re new his bond He had been confined in jail since the jury began consideration of his fate Milli lonaire Raskob Did Not Pay Any Tax on Income in 1930 NEW YORK J Ras kob multimillionaire business as sociate of Pierre duPpnt and former chairman of the democratic national committee paid no in come tax in1930 it was brought out Thursday in the income tax case against the two industrialists Mason B Leming special coun sel for i the internal revenue bu reau and chief of government counsel in the litigation to collect approximately from the two industrialists in alleged deficiency on their 1929 tax in troduced Raskobs returns for 1930 into evidence at the hearing be fore Richard Disney member of the United States board of tax commissioners Raskob listed a total income lor 1930 of and deduc tions of PROCESSES OF REASONURGED TORCEDECRIED Chief Justice in Defense of Progress of Procedure in Courts WASHINGTON UP Chief Justice Charles EvansHughes Thursday entered a for the processes of reason as op posed to the tyranny of a speech before the American Law Institute The address appeared di rected at President Roosevelts court reorganization program but did not mention the plan specifi cally The famous jurists plea came at the end of a he has made an nually each spring for eight years In it he listed the state of the su preme courts work for the cur rent term Hughes spoke in an atmosphere of enthusiasm before a gathering of notables which packed the gilded grand ballroom of the May flower hotel Applauded by Audience His entrance was marked by ap plause which lasted several min utes He was introduced by George Wharton Pepper president of the institute as it opened its 15th annual meeting Peppers tribute to Hughes as a faithful and distinguished public servant representing the tribunal was greeted by further applause Hughes defended the process of procedure in the courts generally and cited instances of improve ment in the administration of jus tice by reforms from time to time hesaid the court can devote itself tions of great public importance even though many of the cases it decidesare of little surface sig nificance in the minds of lic Abreast of As before the senate judiciary committee to which a letter from him was read during hearingson the presidents plan Hughes re ported the court well abreast of its work and said that every member of the bench studied every case thoroughly Turning from this the chief justice launched into a burst of oratory such as seldom comes from him The success of democratic in he said turning from a word of appreciation for the service rendered by the law in stitute in helping court procedure lies in the success of the pro cesses of reason as opposed to the tyranny of force Society Must Choose Between these two society must choose If society chooses the processes of reason it must maintain the institutions which embody these processes Institu tions for the exercise of the law making power and forthe execu tion of law must have their fitting complement in the institutions for the interpretation for the applica tion of laws for the safeguarding of individual rights through a competent and independent judi ciary The firm and true administra tion of justice is thus the primary concern of civilized society That administration must find its ulti mate assurance not in statutes forms but in the sentiment of a free people themselves tolerant and reasonable and keenly alive to the necessity of instrumentalities for the determination of controversies May Be In the spirit your cooperation youhave shown how that be Hughes words were his most outspoken since the court contro versy developed While hisletter to the committee was interpreted as in opposition to the presidents plan his words Thursday farsur passed in significance of his speech was devoted toan eulogy of Elihu Root who died recently as a great leader of the bench and bar in na tional and internationalaffairs Gillette Not Opposed to Lewis Selection WASHINGTON Senator Gillette DIo w a announced Thursday he will not firmation of appointment ol Shady Lewis Iowa State tea eration of Labor president to toe National Bituminous Coal com conference with so advised Chairman BuSonL Wheeler of the senate interstate commerce committee whiS reported the appointment out for senate action   

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