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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 8, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APEIL THJS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 157 Probers Make Foes Senator Black Even More Unpopular Than Most By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T 0 N CPA Investi gators never are popular with the folk they are en in investi Senator Huso U Black o Jfc Alabama seenu now to be even more unpopular than the average but probably that is because he is of the present His predecessors respective unpop ularities are more or less forgotten In postwar years the first of the really creat investigators was the late Senator Thomas J Walsh of Montana Walshs masterpiece was the Tea pot Dome inquiryTeapot Dame as a matter of fact was only one de tail of the affair but the Teapot Dome probe was the name it gen erally was known by Walsh was a fearfully harsh m vesurator but legally extremely punctilious He had a high respect for the rules of evidence even to the point of waiving occasional advan tages in his own favor when he thought it would be technically im prover for him to take them Never he landed exSecretary of the Interior Albert B Fall in the peni tentiary Harry F Sinclair in jail and made life miserable for various other notablities Wheeler Was Resented About the same time that Teapot Dome was raging Burton was by WISCONSIN G 0 P BACKS BORAH Investigate Poison Gas Charges Against Italy MUSSOLINI SAYS ETHIOPIAN ARMY TO BE WIPED OUT Mexico Urges Enforcing Distinguished Officials and Lodge Members to Attend Hammill Funeral K Wheeler also of Montana making himself so unpleasant justice departments record under Attorney General Har v M Daugherty that some of the individuals he was hounding took tie trouble to get hus indicted in his home state apparently to occupy his attention with his own troubles It developed that the testimony against Wheeler was perjured which onlv oes to prove however that his activities as an investigator were j agajnst violation of frontiers resented League Sanctions on Mussolini By ASSOCIATED PRESS The league of nations took steps Wednesday to determine exactly how much truth there is in allega tions that Italy has violated the Geneva treaty of 1925 by using and condolences continued to pour into Britt Wed nesday in respect to former Gov John L Hammill as plans went i ahead for his funeral services to be held Thursday afternoon Many distinguished officials Masons members of Order of Eastern Star j and hosts of friends were among those who planned to attend Major Frank B Hallagan was sent here by Gov Clyde L Herring as representative of the state and personal attendant to Mrs Ham mil The body of Former Governor Hammill who died suddenly late poison gas in her war against Monday in a Minneapolis hotel from opia The leagues committee of 13 ap pointed a subcommittee of jurists to investigate the charges after An thony Eden British foreign secre presented a list of 10 instances upon which the fascist soldiers were said to have used the banned weapon The committee also instructed its president Salvador de Madariaga of Spain to ask an Italian representa tive just what terms Premier Mus solini demanded for stopping his war against the East African empire Total Mussolini himself in a speech to his cabinet declared Italy demanded the total annihilation of the Ethi opion military The French came forward at the same time with the publication of their plan to maintain peace in Eur ope with the establishment of per manent military forces to guard j apoplexy after attending a hearing on the proposed dismemberment of the M and St will lie in state from 10 a m until 2 p m Thurs day at the Britt Methodist church where the rites will be conducted at oclock At 2 oclock the worthy grand patron of the Order of Eastern Star A M Deyoe for mer superintendent of public in struction Clifford Niles of Ana mosa former chairman of the state highway commission Senator Burt M Stoddard of Sloan Harold Lan derwou grand patron of the Ne braska O E S Atty Charles Sutherland of Chi cago Atty James Devitt of Oska loosa W Earl Hall of Mason City W A Westfall past grand master of Masons in Iowa Adj Gen Charles H Grahl of Des Moines Judges J J Clark of Mason City M H Kepler of Northwood M F Edwards of Parkersburg T A Beardmore of Charles City and oth er business professional asso ciates Active pallbearers will be I C Hastings of Garner Frank W Sen neff of Britt W P Haley of Des Moines Roscoe Zerwekh of Coon casket will be closed to the public I Rapids R R Roberts of Britt Mack Groves of Estherville B R late Senator Thaddeus H Car away of Arkansas was another cele brated investigator of compara tively recent date The Arkansan like Senator Black concentrated on lobbying He was one of the sharp esttongued of statesmen but he At the first meeting of the con ciliation committee Eden called Italy to task on the charge of using asphyxiating gases on the Ethio pian war front in violation of the convention signed at Geneva in 1925 by both warring nations The foreign secretary asked the inter once told me that he doubted that j natjona Red Cross to disclose any lobbying ever could be stopped He j information it possessed regardin said that it is to subtle too diJfi thfcse charges cult to define also Caustic Reed Noted Former Senator James A Reed of Missouri was a noted investigator His major performance was the management of the inquiry which prevented William S Vare from taking the seat to which ostcn he had been elected in the United States senate from Penn svlvania Generally speaking a good con gressional investigator should be a born prosecutor like Senators Walsh Wheeler Caraway Reed and Black But not Senator Gerald P ye of North Dakota Nye has the temper ament of a cerned in revealing facts not neces sarily in convicting anyone of any thing Nye conducted an inquiry much like Reeds It related to reported abuses at primary elections The conditions it uncovered probably de cided senatorial results in two or three states but Nye did not ac complish it by rough He is a mild man who simply and per sistently asks embarrassing ques tions He is a great investigator Now he is busy with the munitions investigation Not that he will pre vent future wars but he is adver tising them unfavorably Pecora Got Headlines Senator Duncan U Fletcher of Florida has not had his fair share of publicity out of the senate bank ing and currency committees Wall street inquiry The committees legal advisor and cross examiner Ferdinand Pecora got all theheadlines Indeed it was known as the Pecora Investiga With all due respec to Pecora Fletcher hired him and backed him up against considerable opposi If credit for a first class quiz was due to anyone the credit for that one is due to Senator Fletcher Senator Black is of the prosecutor type The Alabamans aim is to make a procure a conviction anyway Mexico Filed Protest The Mexican delegation mean while filed a protest with the league against the paralyzation of sanctions against Italy and did not wish to partake of the lessen Two Churches Wired Both the M E and the Congrega tional churches will be wired with loud speakers in the basement the main auditoriums and outside Busi nesshouses of Britt will be closed from oclock Thursday after noon until after the services are held The Rev C N McMillan of the Britt M E church will officiate at the services The sermon will be by Dr A A Brooks pastor of St i Pauls M E church of Cedar Rap ids and formerly pastor of Grace Methodist church in Des Moines The Rev G W Eggleston of Pier son former pastor of the local M S church will sing a tenor solo at the services A provisional company of about 50 men made up of details from the three Mason City companies of the national guard Company Com pany H and the Second Battalion Headquarters company and all of ficers under the command of Cap tain Stuart Grumrnon will attend the funeral services of Former Gov ernor Hammill and give full mili tary honors To Fire 3 Volleys The company will leavethe arm ory at Mason City at 8 oclock Thursday morning via buses and will furnish a guard of honor dur the time the body will lie in in of primitive measures against I state Thursday The company will flimicV a fllnnyvol tm Boldt of Britt and Dr W A Seid ler of Jamaica Many Send Condolences The body is now at the Wilkinson funeral home Condolences were received by the widow who was attending an East ern Star meeting at Jamaica when she was notified of her husbands death from Cuba Canada and all parts of the United States United States Senator L J Dickinson members of Governor Hammills military staff republican Masonic and Eastern Star leaders will i be among those attending The executive council and Gover nor Herring offered the capitoi for a state funeral and asked Mrs Hammill to have the body of the former governor lie in state in the building in which he served so many years but she preferred the Ham mill home the aggressor nation France however came forward with a demand that the league in vestigate the Italian atrocity charges against the Ethiopian army Premier Mussolini proclaimed to his ministers in Rome that security for Italy in her colonies could come only when the armies of Emperor Haile Selassie had been completely overpowered In U Duces personal newspaper the Popolo Dltalia of Milan an ed Mayors Secretary Nearly Throws Away Check for COUNCIL BLUFFS Miss Regina Oswald the mayors secre tary hadnt taken a second look a PWA flood control project here also furnish a funeral escort to the mi ht have been shy cemetery from the church and a she startcd to throw away a plain firing squad will fire the customj white enveope included in a stack ary three volleys for military honof circlliars But she took a second found it was a PWA check representing a 25 per cent payment on the flood control project ors after the services at the grave have been completed A bugler will sound Taps at the close 01 the service Orders for the military rites were received at Mason City by Captain Grommon Wednesday morning from Adjutant General Charles H Grahl Des Moines Antioch Commandery No 43 tonal asserted that Italy could not j Knights Templar at Mason City will be expected to give up any of the conduct committal services at the northern provinces recently cap TT tured from the Ethiopians Gives Four Reason The fascist newspaper put forth four principal reasons for this stand claiming that the king of kings had gone over to the offen sive while the conciliation efforts were being prepared in the league of nations The French memorandum for an European security system based on mutual assistance pacts on a terri torial basis in Europe was put forth in opposition to the German proposals for settlement of the Rhineland crisis The plan expressed doubt as to the sincerity of dor fuehrers inten tions and demanded assurance that he would refrain from violating European frontiers in the future One Frenchman in Geneva de scribed the French plan as creat grave for Sir Knight Hammill vV A Westfall will act as eminent commander and R J McEwen as prelate Sir Knights will meet at the Mason City temple at 1 oclock Thursday afternoon and drive in a body to Britt to attend the ices Pallbearers Are Named Honorary pallbearers will be For mer Gov B F Carroll Former Gov N E Kendall Former Gov Dan Turner Former Gov George Clark William Duvall of Washington most ing a United States of Europe with an armed force to maintain peace Shoemaker Friend of Calvin Coolidge Dies NORTHAMPTON James Lucey 81 shoemaker and philosopherfriend of Calvin Cool idge died Wednesday after a long Illness Once a white house guest Lucey came into national attention when President Coolidge wrote him from Mexicans Redouble Military Vigilance on All Railroad Lines MEXICO CITY vig ilance on all Mexican railroads and other communication lines was re doubled Wednesday at the order of President Lazaro Cardenas to pre vent any repetition of the dyna miting Monday night of the Vera CruzMexico City train in which 13 persons died and 18 were injured Five separate agencies of the fed eral and Vera Cruz state govern ments opened investigations at the scene of the bombing near Paso the capital I Del Macho Vera Cruz in an effort If it were not for you I would I to determine those responsible for not be the tragedy and to capture them CORWITH PAIR HURT IN BLAST Mrs Beckman and Daughter Burned Using Gasoline for Cleaning CORWITH Two persons were seriously burned here about oclock Wednesday morning when gasoline in which they were clean ing clothes exploded from friction Mrs A S Beckman wife of the city marshal and herdaughter Donna 20 who was home for Eas ter vacation from Bible school at Minneapolis both received body burns The clothes were practically burned from Mrs Beckman before help reached them They were cleaning the clothes in a basin on a porch at the rear of the house The porch caught fire from the explosion but local firemen extinguished the fire before any damage resulted to the house The injured persons were taken to the hospital at Algona for treat ment ON THE INSIDE GUY M GILLETTE Gillette Will Run for Seat in House Again ON PAGE 12 Coach Outlines New State Tourney Plan ON PAGE 8 Crusaders List Made Public by Committee ON PAGE 21 Spring Auto Show To Open Thursday Morning SEE SECOND SECTION SUBCOMMITTEE HEARS HOPKINS ON RELIEF PLAN Begin Putting Tax Plan Into Bill Form With Hearings Over WASHINGTON Relief en gaged congressional study Wednes day during a lull in the tax struggle Initial controversy over President Roosevelts relief re quest broke behind the closed doors of a house appropriations subcom mittee room Harry L Hopkins fac ed republican demands there for an accounting of past relief outlays and explanation of present needs Publication of his testimony was promised later House ways and means commit tee democrats began putting the tax program into bill form Some indicated it might be modified to provide special treat ment for debt burdened corpora tions Tax Hearings End Hearings on a tentative program wound up early Wednesday with an attack on the bill by toe United States Chamber of commerce The lobby committee pressed an investigation of the Crusaders which fought prohibition and then the new deal E T Weir Pittsburgh steel executive and other industrial ists were listed as contributors Bury Dead in Storm Area Get U S Aid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Progress in rehabilitation and promises of federal aid cheered tor nado torn Gainesville and Tup elo Wednesday while scores of cities in half a dozen southern states kept anxious watch on rising rivers President Roosevslt announced al lotment of in works prog ress administration funds for reha bilitation work in the southern storm area where the death toll from tornadoes and floods this week stood at 429 Gainesville buried most of its dead Wednesday while relief workers continued clearing wreck age Some stores reopened The Red Cross reported it was caring for some homeless and several hundred injured Most of Dead Buried About relief hands cleared debris in Tupelo where most of the 195 dead have been buried The threat of pestilence seemed to have been checked in both storm regions and the flood troubles which were worrying other sections had not become acute in the storm areas Hundreds of thousands of low lying acres were inundated in Ten nessee Alabama Georgia Kentucky and the North Carolinas with sev eral thousand persons driven from their homes by rain swollen streams Five deaths were charged to the flood conditions including three in Tennessee and two in North Caro lina The Tennessee river and its trib utaries were causing trouble at Other developments Chattanooga A famiM delegation planned to in Higher In northwest Georgia and north east Alabama the Coosa Tallapoose and Alabama rivers climbed slug gishly higher Some homes were evacuated at Rome Ga The swollen Chattahoo chee brought high water threats at West Point Ga Paducah at the junction of the Ohio and Tennessee found parts of its environs under water Railroad and highway travel was impeded by North and South Caro lina floods in the vicinity of Boone N and Columbia and Green ville S Car The main valley of the Mississippi was regarded as safe behind its gi gantic new flood levees with a view to strengthening theon Monopolize Litigation Counsel for utilities told a high District of Columbia court the new deal was trying to monopolize lit igation over constitutionality of the holding company act The senate continued with its impeachment trial of Federal Judge Halsted L Ritter of Florida whose counsel began an effort to show that he acted properly in granting a former law partner a receivership fee of Attorney General Cummings headed government counsel in a court of appeals fight to fend off they called a deluge of suits by companies seeking to enjoin the operations of the new utilities hold ing company regulation act Cum mings wants to confine the test cases to litigation now in progress with the Electric Bond and Share company To Be Published Later Testimony at the relief hearing to which Hopkins was called will be published later Chairman Buchan an of the appropriations committee said the hearing would not be an investigation of new deal relief activities but Represen tatives Bacon and Taber New York republicans were determined to go as far in that direction as they could The tax program not yet drafted in bill form may be ready for house debate next week Informed sources said the only major change to be made by the committee may be a provision permitting more lenient treatment for corporations com pelled to withhold certain percent ages of their income from stock holders to pay debts YOUflFFERS SEVERE BURNS Jumps Out of Window When Oil Station at Emmetsburg Is Destroyed EMMETSBURG Severe burns were suffered by Walter Neilson 21 when the all night filling station in which he was sleeping alone caught fire and was destroyed at midnight Tuesday Neilson was awakened when flames were touching his face and he jumped through the window to safety Neilson and his father Frank operated the station which had just been opened replacing a structure destroyed by fire two months previously The cause of the fire is not known No insurance was carried Burns on the face head and hands were suffered by Neilson who is at the Palo Alto hospital He probably will recover physicians said FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday warmer in east portion Wednesday night colder in west and central por tions Thursday MINNESOTA Cloudy Wednes day night local snows in north east portion colder in northwest warmer in southeast portion Thursday cloudy somewhat cold er In west and north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Wednesday Milwaukee Mayor Mayor Daniel W Hoan social ist was reelected in Milwaukees city election over Joseph J Shin ners nonpartisan Hoan has been mayor for 20 years WENDEL RELEASE IS NOT IN SIGHT Grand Jury Fails to Take Up Case Murder Charge Still on Books TRENTON N indicated Wednesday there were no immediate prospects that Paul H Wendel former Trenton attorney held charge of murdering Charles A Lindbergh would be released Prosecutor Erwin E Marshall said the grand jurys failure Tues day to consider the Wendel case left the murder charge still on the books and prevented Wendels re by court Brooklyn to assist in locating the house where he said he was held a prisoner and forced to make a false confession to the crime The New Jersey legislature which thought it had disposed of all the moves for an investigation of the Bruno Richard Hauptmann case by defeating two resolutions Monday night may have to vote on the pro posal again Monday Republican Assemblyman Basil B Bruno announced he would intro duce a resolution calling for an in vestigation of the case from start to including the activities of Governor Harold G Hoffman Attorney General David T Wilentz and the state police 35 31 35 Beyer Named Director CHICAGO The federal sur plus commodity commission named Oscar F Beyer of Chicago a direc tor of the north central which includes Iowa region Nobel Prize Winner Dies UPSALA Sweden Rob ert Barany 60 winner of the Nobel prize for medicine died VVed i nesday Large Assortments of Sparkling EASTER FASHIONS at Mason City So Drive In More Shopping Days Until EASTER Temperatures Above Freezing Seen for Iowa During Night DES MOINES weather man foresaw above freezing temper atures for Wednesday night the first night this month temperatures have not slipped below The first eight days of this month he said have been just about the coldest of record Temperatures early Wednesday while generally below freezing moderated some ivhat Cedar Rapids reporting 21 for the low Council Bluffs 40 was Tuesdays high It was mostly cloudy Wednesday and the weatherman said cloudy conditions would continue Thursday with colder weather in the west and central portions No precipitation was reported during the last 21 hours Wisconsin Woman and Her 2 Sons Drowned WEYAUWEGA Edward Ponto 43 and her two sons Edgar 16 and Ralph 11 drowned in eight feet of water in a pond on a farm three miles south of here Tuesday night The youths sled broke through ice on the pond where they were coasting The mother rushed to save them but fell through the ice The father followed her but was unable to reach the three and bare ly saved his own life March Liquor Sales Less Than February DES MOINES Iowa liquor commission reported Wed nesday that March liquor sales showed a decrease as com pared with February sales March sales totaled February sales The March total for 323 stores was greater than March 1935 sales when 67 stores were in operation IDAHOANS VOTE RUNS FAR BACK OF ROOSEVELTS Mayor Hoan ReElected in Milwaukee City Election MILWAUKEE Wil liam E Borah found himself Wed nesday overwhelmingly in control ot the Wisconsin delegation to the re publican national convention but trailing more than two to one be hind Franklin D Roosevelt in a per sonal expression from the electorate on their choice for president Thousands of voters who ently gave no thought in election to the convention delegates contests turned out to give their in dorsement to Roosevelt in the presi dential preference primary Candidates pledged to the presi dency handily took control of the 24 national convention a m number as the ran far behind Roosevelt in the ballot ing Ahead of Tickets In the preference primary an ad visory procedure independent of the delegate elections precincts out of showed Roosevelt Borah The fact that Roosevelt and Borah both ran far ahead of their tickets afforded some clew as to the course taken in the elections by the La Follette progressive who had no ticket of their own The results indicated that the progressives unhampered by any state election law which would pre vent them from so split up their support gave most of It to Roosevelt who has been very friendly to them andtilified SsUCTT to Borah Progressive leaders had no com ment Wednesday Senator Borah in a statement at Chicago regarded the Wisconsin re sult as highly satisfactory and as serted that if we can have an un trammeled expression of the people of Illinois we will do the same thing here April Borah Wins Easily The Borah forces with only a few of the 24 delegate contests in doubt apparently routed the state repub lican organization whose executive committee indorsed a rival slate of unpledged candidates Under Wisconsin law no advance registration by parties is required either for the delegate races or the presidential preference primary The voter was handed two ballots one republican one democratic with the names of Borah and Iloosevelt at the top respectively and the del egate candidates following He could vote only one ballot and had to return the other It was this system that enabled the progressive voters who nom inally total about to divide their support Mayor Hoan ReElected Socialist Mayor Daniel W Hoan was reelected in a close race with Sheriff Joseph J Shinners nonpar tisan in Tuesdays municipal elec tion but Wednesday faced the pros pect of a four year tenure without veto power over the city council Hoans personal popularity car ried him to victory while his run ning mates were going down into defeat some of them by a 2 to 1 vote Returns from 373 out of 397 pre cincts gave Hoan Shinners The Milwaukee Journal issued an election extra Wednesday morning conceding Hoans victory by to The Wisconsin News said his majority would be between and Both papers supported Shinners Mrs Charles Sabin and Dwight F Davis to Wed Next Month WASHINGTON Charlea H Sabin and Dwight F Davis for mer secretary of war will be ried some time next month Their engagement was announc ed Tuesday Mrs Sabin who be came nationally known as head of the womens national organization for prohibition reform is the widow of the president of the Guaranty Trust company of New York Davis was secretary of war ia President Coolidges cabinet a for mer governor of the and a World war officer Charles Higley Dies NEW YORK Wel lington Higley financier and insur ance executive who was born iit Cedar Rapids Iowa and received a degree from Coe college died of heart disease at the Of 70 si ;