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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 3, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS JjIASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY APRIL 3 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 153 HAUPTMANN MAY STILL BE REPRIEVED 2 Parties to Fight It Out No Third Movement of Any Strength in Prospect Iowas Democratic Keynoter By CHARLES P STEWART j ASHINGTON iCPAi There are almost no prospects of a third party move ment of any con sequence in the coming political campaign That is to say there is no pros pect of any new lineup even as f o r m i d able as say the one which ran the el der Senator Rob ert M La Follette in 1924 carrying one state for the lenators home commonwealth Wis consin The weakness of third party sen timent is that it lacks leadership It has no one as leaderly for ex ample as the late Senator La Fol lette was He realized many months in advance of 1921s conventions that neither side by any possibility would nominate a candidate satis factory to him and had his own or ganization ready made to put him into the field on short notice as it did with a very creditable dem onstration of enthusiasm Both Badly Scared In fact he had both the republi cans and democrats considerably scared Not that they expected him to be elected to the white house but they were afraid his showing might be strong enough to make his group a major factor in 1928 thus snuffing out the other of the pair of oldtime fecting in short a reshuffle of the Gillette Scores G 0 P at Partys Largest State Session BULLETIN DES at large to the national convention were chosen Friday afternoon by the state democratic convention here Senator Louis Murphy Du buque Iowa Supreme Court Tus nnp otaie lor Lae F Mitchell Fort nresidencv he Mrs L Etter Sigour presidencythe Birmingham Sioux cans and democrats into meaningful liberals and conservatives It did not work the time had not corns Nevertheless it was a vigorous attempt at a party realignment It was amply premeditated too In the present instance no pre ney E H Birmingham Sioux City Ed Breen Fort Dodge J J Hupfhes Des Moines Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschpl Harlnn and E W McManus Keokuk TEXT ON PAGE S DES MOINES democratic state convention heralded as the largest in the history of one time republican Iowa Friday applauded a presentation of new deal accom plishments and gave vocal indorse ment to a keynote demand that the political campaign be fought on the administrations record Cheers replied to the insistence of Representative Fred Biermann key noter of the enthusiastic convention which got underway at 11 a in the Shrine auditorium here that the battle be on the new deals record and that democrats shall not be slandered from pur duty by false ac cusations against The Decorah congressman struck at charges of the Liberty leaguers FRED BIERMANN t iL VL tUC voters from meaningless repubh thfi duPonUi and others of their turn 1 U LilC f liminary spade work has been done of the Roosevelt There have been mutterings but they have been indefinite There been talk of Al Smith as an in of mind by asserting that the ad ministration has restored faith in our government and silenced cries for a Place In the The Iowa farmer has been given a place in the sun by the policies asserted in his summation of the new deal record and the farmers are going to keep it as long as ceen LaiK ui AI omuu is in i dependent candidate of a walkout I and independent candidacy by Sen ator William E Borah Nothing PreArranfjfxl But nothing explicit nothingpre arranged And a third campaign cannot be launched in a hurry It is a tremendous it falls flat The democratic and republican conventions both of them will not be over until nearly the end of June By that date it will be much too late for third partyism to get into action starting from scratch A party realignment is logical Republicans and democrats for a And we have confidence so far as Iowa is concerned that the farm ers are going to see to it that the Roosevelt administration continues in power The delegates who crowded the party presidential main floor of the auditorium cheer long while meant the same thing approximately In the last administration they have become decidedly confusing The republicans traditionally cen tralizationists have become the de fenders of state rights the demo crats traditional defenders of state rights now are centralizationists Called Too Radical Politically speaking Roosevclt ianism has been to the Now its interest is to be reasonI Possibly ed wildly when Biermann mentioned Roosevelts name and sounded a chorus of boos at references to the Liberty league The resolutions committee was expected to submit a report flatly indorsing all new deal moves Gillette Raps G O P i Presenting the democratic pro gram for the fucure as a definite determined and defined Con gressman Guy M Gillette perma nent chairman of the convention declared his party could rejoice in the records and of our pres idential He chided the Iowa republican state convention for failing to go on record in behalf of its own Senator L J for not expressing approval or disap proval of any other of the middle westerners actively promoted as candidates for the presidency even GH ablyto the complaints havI lette went on those gentlemen ing been made that it is too radi who guided the destinies of that y I convention carried out the wishes Republicanism however has been j those men still dominant in the accused of being too extremely I national republican party rightist that is to say Faltered and Failed ary in its tendencies i which makes j The Iowa republican convention it seem desirable for the G O P I the chairman added faltered and to be moderately failed in its first duty to express All right state rights democrats leftist re the wishes of Iowa republicans as to Centralizationistic republicans are a national party candidate With three able industrious congress publicans are rightist democrats men there was not one word of ap vice versa Each party is the other one And there cannot be any agree ment on a new party Hindenburg Finishes Her First Crossing of Southern Atlantic RECIFE Pernambuco Brazil great new zeppelin the Hindenburg flew over Pernam buco at a Friday A C S completing her first crossing of the south Atlantic ocean The giant airship which left Friedrichshafen Germany Tuesday passed over this city on the north eastern tip of Brazil jutting out in proval of their work and services With every citizen of the state deep ly and vitally interested in the solu tion of scores of pressing national I problems with their future welfare happiness and opportunity bound up in the proper solution of these was not one para j one one syllable of constructive suggestion for a nationalprogram of principle Nothing but useless meaningless and worthless Referring to the national political picture Congressman Gillette said former President Hoover has the backing of those still in control of the republican party and with a record of a loss of in national income during his adminis tration is touring the country ask ing us to discharge President Roose velt under whose administration ecLSLem Ulp ui dctxiZi jucmif wut wuwwi to the Atlantic on her way to Rio close to of income de Janeiro i has been restored and to reemploy either Mr Hoover or someone whom these backers may select I Thanks Independents Biermann turned his attention briefly to the independent voters and republicans who arrayed them selves under the democratic ban ner to rescue our country from eco nomic ruinand possible to Americas women to whom the new deals humanitarian purposes made a special and to the countrys youth in soliciting their continued support He prefaced his kaleidoscopic pic ture of new deal accomplishments with descriptions of conditions con fronting the country when the ad ministration took office March 4 1933 Questions for Cities Frequently during the recital he hurled at our critics catagorical questions as to what they would have done and challenged compari sons of the three years of demo cratic rule with the preceding years when republicans were in power He commented that an apparent nationwide propaganda to scare bus iness cannot be founded on facts Every daily newspaper tells of increased earnings and of bigger and better business I ask any bus inessman in Iowa if he would ex change 1936 business conditions for those in The keynoter asserted that through all the efforts of this ad ministration may be seen as a prin cipal purpose the desire to help the mass of our citizens the average man and woman Loans to owners are an example x x On Social Security Of the social security legislation he said Some say we have not gone far enough To them we answer that no other government in all the world has ever attempted to do so much at one time Others say that this is socialism or communism To them we answer If this be socialism or communism so is the Sermon on the Mount for the principles involved are identi Each year of the Roosevelt admin istration he said the problem of re lief has been dealt with more ef ficiently and more economically Has Been No Scandal Asserting that there has been no scandal in Washington these crowded Fall or Forbes or Dougherty or Jesse Smith or Gaston Means in the Roosevelt he said there have been mistakes but they have been honest History he said will record that no other administration ever acted so earnestly so effectively in the farmers behalf By 1935 the gross income pi American farmers which had sunk to under Hoover had risen to under Franklin D Roosevelt Farmer Has Money The farmer has money again The merchant and the lawyer the LIST OF STORMS DEAD MAY GROW At Least 40 Persons Killed by Tornadic Winds in 5 Southern States By THK ASSOCIATED PRESS Tornadic winds cutting across five southern states left at least 40 dead Friday i It was feared the death list would lengthen as searched for additional victims Hundreds were injured many seriously Hun dreds of others were homeless Property damage in the storms that struck in the Carolinas Geor gia Alabama and Florida Thurs day and Thursday night ran into the millions Greatest destruction was wrought Cordele and Greensboro N Car Cordele reported IS fatalities nearly 500 injuries and in property loss Greensboro counted 12 dead more than 100 injured and damages of more than There werethree dead at Tignall and one each at Sasser Lees burg Bald Springs and Dariburg Florahill Gordor Appa lachicola and Hampton S Car Vidalia Washington and Lincoln ton Haiapton S and Bes semerand were also swept by heavy winds Unseasonal cold spread over the middlewest in the wake of snow Crop damage was reported in the west and southwest Low lands in the lower Ohio river valley and Ten nessee Alabama ana northern Georgia were flooded McFarlane Is Candidate DES MOINES W Mc Farlane of Waterloo announced his candidacy for the republican nomin ation as representative from Black Hawk county doctor and the dentist who had sunk into the mire with the farm ers they too have money and the best business in many years Is this administration dangerous to business Let the record of business the past three years in any Iowa town speak for The congressman said in com menting on the soil conservation act which is to replace theAAA that at last Iowa fanners have a place in the sun and they are going to keep it as thisadministra tion is in power And we have confidence so far as Iowa is concerned that the farm ers to see to it thut the Roosevelt administrationcontinues in THOU SHALT NOT KILL JURY TOLD IN HORTON TRIAL Defense Arguments Are Heard After State Asks Death BEDFORD Hortons attorneys called upon the jurors who will decide whether the farmer is guilty of the poison murder of his wife to obey themselves the God given law thou shalt not kili cited to you by the prosecution j which seeks his Attorney James A Lucas began the defenses final argument Fri day after County Attorney Roger Warin asked the jury to bring the death penalty against Horton de claring he broke not one but three of Gods commandments thou shalt not kill thou shalt not com mit adultery and thou shalt not bear false If you do decide Horton poisoned his Lucas said add another white cross to the row on row in Flanders fields as the state is asking you to Blames Anna Johnston But the evidence I Lucas not convince you Horton killed his wife it will convince you that Anna Johnston who admits shes an adultress and does it brazenly was the person killed Elta Who would have been more like ly to commit this crime Could any Biermann Calls for Campaign Fought cm DEMO KEYNOTER LAUDS WORK OF ON THE INSIDE J C ROBINSON Robinson Will Enter State Senator Race ON PAGE 10 Stoecker Hert With Iowa Prep Cage Aces ON SPORTS PAGE ON PAGE 11 Delegates Are Chosen by District Caucuses ON PAGE 14 Will Receive Bids on 5 North Iowa Projects ON PAGE 10 Record WILENTZ TELLS KIMBERLING TO OBEY GOVERNOR give her poison and watch her die Did he want to get ridofher so he could marry Anna Johnston The testimony does not say a thing about that Says She Had Motive Im not condemning Floyds other the attorney assured the jurors Im condemning him for that But we musl remember hes not on trial for being unfaith ful to his Anna had a motive She was a penniless widow She admitted talk ing with Floyd of his war bonus and the estate he might inherit She knew he was financially sound and she wanted to take him from his wifefor that reason So she used poison to get him But when she thai someone would have to pay for Elta Hor tons murder she tried to lay the blame on Floyd Not Afraid to Die Floyd is not afraid to die His war record proves that But he is not guilty of murder No man could be so heartless as to give his wife poison and then engage in the marital relationship with her knowing she was going to die It is beyond Defense Attorney Homer S Stephens wound up the defense arj guments Friday afternoon He was followed by Special Prosecutor James R Locke The case was expected to go to the jury before night Plenty of Evidence Even without ac cusing testimony Warin said there was an abundance of evidence to warrant the death penalty for Hor ton There is no doubt of he told the Anna Johnston was merely a tool of Floyd Warin built his plea to the jurors for conviction around the prosecu tion contentions that Horton told Dr Seth G Walton called after Hortons death his wife suffered but medical death was one of the most agoniz ing known Had Ample Opportunity Horton had ample opportunity to substitute poison for quinine in cap sules sent to his wife for a cold by Mrs Johnston while Mrs Johnston had no such opportunity Because Horton as well as his wife at the time was suffering from a cold Mrs Johnston would not have prepared poisoned cap sules without informing her lover for fear he might also be a victim Horton made no effort to sum mon aid during his wifes convul sions although she suffered the tortures of Horton told Dr Walton the cor oners medical aid he had seen the capsules prepared and knew they contained harmless quinine where as subsequent testimony refuted this SHOP EARLY More Shopping Doys Until EASTER Herring Utterback Nomination Rivals Display Friendship DES MOINES Two political rivals put on a demonstration of personal friendship at the demo cratic state convention Friday The crowded auditorium applaud ed mildly when Gov Clyde L Her ring and Representative Hubert Ut terback candidates for senatorial nomination shook hands on the platform Amy Johnson Starts Flight Believed to Be Seeking Record GRAVESEND Kent Mrs Amy Johnson Mollison started off from here Friday on what was believed to be an attempt to set a flight record to Capetown South Africa The British flyer took off in a pale blueAndgray monoplane It carried 127 gallons of gasoline suf ficient for miles nonstop TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair and not so cold Friday night Saturday increas ing cloudiness possibly followed by rain k extreme southwest portion rising temperature MINNESOTA Fair not so cold Friday night Saturday increas ing cloudiness rising temperature In south portion IN MASON CITY for 24 hours endingat8 a Friday Maximum Thursday 28 degrees Minimum in Night 13 degrees At 8 a Friday 18 A warm sun Friday morning in dicated that return of spring was in the offing Italian Army Pushes Drive to Lake Tarn By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports reaching Rome said stra tegic Lake Tana center of British interests in Ethiopia had been reached by the Italian troops after a drive down the western section of the northern front Italian officials however reiterat ed Premier Mussolinis guarantee that British interests around the lake which forms the headwaters of the blue Nile would not be harmed in any way by the occupation The commanderinchief of the Italian armies Marshal Pietro Bad oglio telegraphed Rome about the reaching of Lake Tana by his troops under command of the secretary general of the fascist party Achille Starace and told of an Ethiopian re treat at Lake Ashangi on the east ern section of the northern front Direct Peace Moves Informed sources in London en visaged direct peace negotiations between Italy and Ethiopia after the departure from Addis Ababa of Emperor Haile Selassies most trusted adviser Everett Colson who is on his way to Egypt on sick leave Another Colsona leav ing was suggested by Francis Rickett British oil promoter how ever who earlier had said he hoped to bring Colson to Egypt for a talk with an Italian representative Further sanctions against Italy were asked by the Ethiopian gov ernment in a note to the league of nations while the French govern ment informed sources said may ask for financial sanctions against Germany for her violation of the Precedent The French government was said to believe that if Germany were al lowed to go unpunished a dangerous precedent would be established and a strong reply to Hitlers proposals was being considered at a meeting of the French ambassadors to Brit ain Germany Italy and Belgium with Premier Albert Sarraut and PierreEtienne Flandin foreign minister At the same time Anthony Eden British foreign secretary told the house of commons that the three Locarno nations Great Britain France and Belgium were ready to fight any unprovoked aggression from Germany but Britain was first anxious to talk peace with Hitler Refuse to Promise The Germangovernment informed Eden that it refused to promise not to fortify the Rhineland even temporarily The general staff conferences be tween France Belgium and Great Britain would take place in London at some future date Eden told the commons but its technical plans be used only in case of a Ger man attack The foreign secretary said he had told Germanys representative Joa chim von Ribbentrop that Britain would strive to have the Locarno powers proceed with the four months plan of negotiations Preparations Made for Brunos Execution in Electric Chair HAUPTMANN AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Warden Kimberling expects Hauptmanns execution to take place Friday night but a close as sociate of Governor Hoffman said the latter was prepared to issue a reprieve Brooklyn officials questioned an unidentified man in probing the kidnaping story of Paul Wendel Attorney General Wilentz said the warden must honor the gov ernors reprieve if it is granted Defense Counsel Fisher visited Hauptmann in the death house Whereabouts of Stephen Spitz convicted forger who claimed to know location of part of the ran som money were unknown SPRING TO MAKE RETURN TO IOWA Mercury Sinks to 1 Above at Inwood Before It Starts Climb DES MOINES Iowa shivered in the coldest April 3 temperatures ever recorded there early Friday but the weatherman would start re claiming the season again The mercury sank to 1 above zero at Inwood Sioux Citys 8 above was 2 degrees lower than the previous April 3 low the weatherman re ported while Council Bluffs 10 equalled the coldest temperature measured there this late in the spring Skies cleared of clouds Friday morning and thawing set in over most of the state Low temperatures expected Friday night were 10 in the north half and 20 in the south half of the state Increasing cloudiness is forecast for Saturday with rain possible in the southwest Temperatures how ever will continue to rise the weatherman said and most of the snow should be melted away over the weekend By DALE HARRISON Copyright by The Associated TRENTON N Atty Gen David T Wilentz ruled Friday that if Gov Harold G Hoffman issued a reprieve for Bruno Richard Haupt mann sentenced to die at 8 oclock Friday night for the Lindbergh baby murder the prison warden was bound to obey it Atty Gen Wilentz advised War den Mark O Kimberling that execution of Hauptmann must be carried out this week unless s a reprieve a court stay or clem ency by the pardon court warden a reprieve by Gov ernor Hoffman were served upoa him it is not your duty to ques tion the validity but to obey Without Authority He had pointed out however that he had heretofore advised the gov ernor that he was without author ity at that time to grant a re The only means by which Haupt man could be legally saved Wil entz said was through A stay of execution by the court of oyer and terminer of the county of Hunterdon or some other court of competent jurisdiction commu tation of sentence by the board of pardons William Conklin press aide of the governor quickly obtained a copy of the Wilentz opinion and left the DEATH ODDS 3 TO 1 TRENTON N were wagering 3 to 1 around town Friday afternoon that Bru ooRichard Hauptmann would die in the chair Friday night The odds were a reversal of those that prevailed Tuesday when the betting was 10 to 1 that he would not be electrocuted Bank to Pay OSKALOOSA J G Patterson authorized payment April 11 of a 5 per cent dividend totaling to depositors of thfc New Sharon Citizens State bank governors office hurriedly refusing to say where he was going He said if there was any an nouncement from the governor it would be made st the governors Carry Out Execution Colonel Kimberling upon receipt of the opinion said that unless one of the three things mentioned in it happened he would deem it his duty to carry out the execution now set for 8 oclock Friday night It is my tne warden said to go ahead with the present ar rangements and unless there 15 a repdieve or one of the other condi tions cited by the attorney general the electrocution will be held Fri day night I have no knowledge that any of these things will be issued as thingsstand now the execution will be Wendel Case Dropped Prosecutor Anthony M Hauck of Hunterdon ccunty replying to a demand from counsel for HaupU mann for a grand jury investigation of Paul H Wendels possible nection with the Lindbergh kidnap ing in his county declared that complaint has been made to my knowledge of the commission of any crime in Hunterdon county by Wendel but that if a complaint is made I shall eee that the same i9 presented to and considered by tha grand Hauptmanns counsel had lashed out in a last desperate effort ta save him from tie electric chair after the Mercer county grand jury hac1 given notice it would not seek to interfere with the Lindbergh baby killers execution Demands Grand Jury C Lloyd Fisher chief defense counsel demanded that the Hunter don county grand jury be to consider charges that Paul ;