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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 14, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY APEIL 14 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 162 Seek U S in League Great Britain Hard Pressed Looking for Help By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON lat est campaign to get Uncle Sam into the league of nations has not made much prog ress yet but it win attract in creasing a 11 e n tion as advocates of the plan get more and more effectively into action The suggestion is British and the British are bril 1 i a n t propagan dists They may not attain their ob jective in this instance but it never is safe to bet that they will not get what they want when they make up their minds to do so They will maKC a formidable effort anyway American public opinion undoubt edly assesses the league as a fizzle at present However American public opinion was dead against go ing into the World war when it started Nevertheless the allies need ed us the British did the propagan dizing and in due course we were converted John Bulls RrasoniiiR As usual John Bulls reasoning is his standpoint He is in a dangerous jam on his side of the ocean His interest is against Italys in Ethiopia where Mussolini evidently has practically won his war with Haile Selassie and seems likely to gain control of the Nile headwaters threaten ng Britishcontrolled Egypts irrigation system besides digging himself in at a strategic point on Britains road to the Far East With Frances support the Brit ish probably could checkmate Italy but the French are unwilling to of fend the Italians believing that they may require their help against Germany Moreover also as insur ance against German aggression they are tied up in an alliance with Russia which is one of John Bulls bugbears By force of circumstances Britain now is mildly proGerman but Ger many has not sufficiently recovered from the last war to be a very de pendable partner Britain Perilously Alone John Bull then is perilously al most alone in the midst of an omni ouslooking situation What he wants is not so much Uncle Sams participation in the league of na tions as Uncle Sam for an ally And together in the league John Bull and Uncle Sam doubtless would be a party against the other league members by reason of com mon traditions and a common lan guage If it comes to an intraleague clash presumably they would be united against the remainder of the league and it is quite possible that Uncle Samuel would be the deciding lactor as he was in the World war Of course John Bull is hopeful that Uncle Sam as a member of the league by his very bulk would avert another war Perhaps it would turn out that way Guarantees Participation Yet the leagues weakness is that it guarantees the participation of any league member whether inter ested in it or not to take a hand in any war involving a couple or more of other league members What for instance does the Unit ed States care for Italya war in Ethiopia Still if a member of the league we might be committed to fight for Britains title to the Nile head wa ters The British to be sure do not ar gue for a continuation the old and still existent though battered league as outlined by the farmers of the treaty of Versailles They propose a rejiggered league based on more rational principles But the new principles are sup osed to be Britishly rational And the United States is expect ed to fight for them in an emer gency 4 ELECTION WORKERS KIDNAPED Assail Reciprocal Trade Pacts at Farm Meet 500 PERSONS AT TARIFF SESSION AT SIOUX CITY Gramlich and Brandt See Loss of Markets to U S Fanners SIOUX CITY University of Nebraska professor and a coop erative creamery company presi dent joined Tuesday in assailing reciprocal trade agreements be fore an estimated 000 persons at tending a farm tariff conference here The professor H J Gramlich head of the universitys animal hus bandry department deplored the damaging effect on United States markets of the importation of co coanut oil palm oil and other sub stitutes for animal fats He urged the conference to resolve in favor of high protective tariffs so the American farmer can get better prices for his cattle and Hits Canadian Pact The creamery company president John Brandt of Minneapolis criti cized the trade agreement between Canada and the United States He declared the pact seriously affected prices United States farmers get for their dairy J C Mullaney president of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce which is sponsoring the conference reported farmers business and pro fessional men and public officials of eight states were in attendance were to be drawn up and presented to the conferees late Tuesday Imported Products Shown Secretary Wallace and governors of the eight states rejected invita tions to attend but George N Peek former AAA administrator who split with the administration over its foreign trade policy accepted To give point to the conference j scores of products imported from foreign countries lined shelves of an exhibit in the hotel in which the meetings were held There was pork and beef from New Zealand beef from Argentina ham from Poland barley from Bel gium wheat from Canada molas ses from Korea vegetables from France and sausage from Holland There were also cans of corn Iowas largest grain product im ported from the Danube basin in Germany and Argentina Others on Program Outlining the purpose of the con ference Mullaney said what we want to do is to stop importation of farm products from foreign countries at prices with which the American farmers cannot Speakers included Dan Hildebrand of Seward president of the United States Livestock associa tion Charles R Rice of Chicago president of the Chicago Livestock association and James R Howard of Clemmoss farmer and former American Farm Bureau president Nora Springs Men Seek Primary Highway On the way to Ames Tuesday to petition the state highway commission to make the highway north Of Nora Springs a primary road these Nora Springs men are shown as they stopped briefly in Mason City On top of bus left to right Frank Brunner W H Marshall R B Lunde R E Graner Charles Dinsmore Ingolf Motland F A Frudden J J McDonald C D Ellis Fred B Nelson E C Moody Roy Sours Standing on bus left to right F R Sheckler K S Shanks E E Sherman In front of bus left to right B J Drummond J W Wilson C E Garman E E Tatum Carl Crowell M R Lunde Claude Demo Frank Pool W H Lucas Clarence Stoner Andrew Hanson W F Miner Lafe Hill Oscar Field E F Antoine Walter Harmon F W Schmidt Morris Merritt G A Lunde Henry Steidl J E Jacobs E E Chenoweth Karl Volkman and A J Quinby Photo by Lock Engraving by Kayenay GROUP PRESENTS PLEA AT AMES State Road North of Nora Springs to No 9 Goal of Delegation Thirtynine farmers and business men of Nora Springs went to Ames Tuesday in a chartered bus to peti tion the Iowa state highway com mission to extend the primary roid north of Nora Springs to No 9 This extension would place the road under state highway maintenance Backers of the move said this road is the most important outlet to the north and serves a large and prosperous farm community By connecting with No 9 it provides a route to Osage St Ansgar Mit chell and Carpenter B J Drummond transportation commissioner of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce accompan ed the group Representative Roy Sours of Charles City also made the rip C E Tatum was chairman of the delegation and E C Moody spokesman Man Overcome by Gas in Fair Condition OMAHA by gas n a rooming house a man identi ied by papers in his pocket as Gr in Kelly possibly of Sioux City was reported in a fair condition n a hospital A note in his room read Mother and all I had to end my life Maybe the Lord will for give Rescue Workers Hold Hope of Saving Three Men Trapped in Mine MOOSE RIVER N cue crews peering down through an abandoned shaft in the Moose river gold mine saw a glimmer of hope Tuesday for three men trapped far below on the operating level for nearly 36 hours Rock dislodged by a cavcin Sun day night appeared not to be packed closely in the old passage The rescue workers believed if they could penetrate a barrier be fore them they might find a virtual ly open path to the 141 foot level where Dr D E Robertson Herman R Magill and Alfred Scadding were entombed POLICEMAN DIES IN MADRID RIOTS Disorders Start as Bombs Explode During Madrid Military Parade MADRID police lieu tenant was killed another was ser iously wounded and a number of civilians were trampled and beaten in the capital Tuesday during a cel ebration of the fifth anniversary of the founding of the republic The disorders began when a ser ies of lombs was exploded behind the presidents reviewing stand as a military parade passed through the center of the city The blasts which hurt no one created panic among the spectators with many injuries resulting from the crush Police expressed the belief that fascists were behind the inddent as a demonstration against the re public They arrested Isidro Es tefania a 43 year old cook as hav ing set off the fire works The police claimed he was intoxicated and took him to a hospital Fire Destroys Store CHARTER OAK from an oil explosion destroyed tlae Ras kin drygoods store here and dam aged an adjoining furniture store Amount of the damage was not def initely determined Diphtheria Epidemic Danger Thought Past MORNING SUN of a diphtheria epidemic here was be lieved past Tuesday As a precau tionary measure 173 school children were vaccinated last week and all Easter Sunday services and other group gathering cancelled Ickes Says PWA Costs Under WPA WASHINGTON relief costs a problem before congress Secretary Ickes said Tuesday jobs were provided at a lower cost to the government under the old PWA plan than estimated under the new WPA He estimated the cost of provid ing a years direct employment un der the first PWA program was as compared with an esti mate of for the works progress administration by Harry L Hop kins WPA administrator At the same time the interior sec retary said not one senator or rep resentative had been asked by him to earmark of the proposed relief appropri ation for the public works adminis tration Throws First Ball While waiting for national reac tion to his Baltimore address Presi dent Roosevelt turned to the open ingof the baseball season Looking forward to throwing out the first ball in the game between the Washington Senators and the New York Yankees he invited a par ty of members of his family and of ficial aides to accompany him The senate planned to recess early so Vice President Garner and others also might see the season get under way Various committees worked briefly Hearings on the FrazierLundeen u ilcLUJUiia i uc Social Insurance bill begun before a R Hfvijnon f TtirLLl ITALY WILL FREE ETHIOPIA SLAVES Fascists Accused of Using Poison Gas as League Seeks Peace SITUATION AT A GLANCE By league of na tions opened its longdeferred ne gotiations for in East Afri ca consulting the Ethiopian dele gate while Italys representative was enroute from Rome call for further sanctions was foreseen by the British considering the prospects for peace progress slight as the cabinet assembled to review the situation PARIS The French cabinet encountered demands from both Italy and Britain for a choice as to which side it supported fascist army con solidated its occupation of Ethio pia while Baron Pompeo Aloisi prepared to leave for Geneva PARIS Nationalist sources said Britain was promoting a movement for an United States of Arabia to align the Arabs against any further Italian ex pansion in the Red sea area CLAIM 3 CITIES POISON GASSED GENEVA Ethiopian government asserted to the league of nations Tuesday that the Italian FORECAST IOWA Fiiir cooler in east and south portions Tuesday nipht Wednesday increasing cloudiness with rising temperatures in cen tral and west portions MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday except fair in south Tuesday night showers in west Wednes day somewhat colder in north east and extreme southeast Tues day rising temperature In west and south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Tuesday 67 48 51 Monday night was the wannest thus far recorded in 1936 A bright sun and a brisk south breeze Tues day morning continued the promise of more balmy weather senate committee brought forth statements that the measure would protect all those who need protec and from the opposition that it was beyond our It would guarantee a minimum of a week for those in need Tells of Liberty League The senate lobby committee turn ing its investigation to the Farm ers Independence council heard Stanley F Morse the organizations vice president tell of former em ployment by the Liberty league Differences of opinion in the house military committee forced discon tinuance of its investigation into al leged direvsion of army surplus goods from charitable purposes to private business channels The senate postponed until Wed nesday its decision whether Federal Judge Halsted L Ritter of Florida was guilty of high crimes and mis House Marks Time The house marked time until its subcommittee drafting the new tax bill was ready to report Nongovernmental affairs also came in for a share of attention The capital heard that the auto mobile manufacturers association trade organization of the giant mo tor industry has resigned from the chamber of commerce of the United States Informed sources said the motor manufacturers were not sat isfied with the chambers support of legislation to regulate trucks and buses Other Washington developments Deadlock Still Unbroken The chamber of commerce of the United States indorsed some lead ing features of the Copeland bill which would substitute outright subsidies for the present system of mail contracts for the merchant marine But a senatorial deadlock over the measure remained unbrok en Chairman Copeland D N had poison gassed 13 Ethiopian cities Just as this protest was received the Italian government informed the league that Premier Mussolini had decided to free all slaves in Ethiopia The two communications came to Geneva while Salvador de Madari aga president of the league coun cils committee of discussed the possibility for peace with Beal aten Gueta Wolde the Ethiopian delegate to the league of nations Originally de Madariaga had been instructed by bis committee to talk simultaneously to the Ethiopian and Italian envoys today but Baron Pompeo Aloisi the Italian delegate informed the league that he would not reach Geneva for Rome until Wednesday 4 ROBBERS RAID IOWA FARM HOME LE MARS bandits raided the farm home of Henry May near here Tuesday mis treated his 72 year old wife and fled with In cash senate commerce com mittee together to discuss a vast flood control bill estimated that some worth of projects would be listed for possible inclu sion Friends of Major General Johnson Hagood who was restored to active duty Monday after a period of suspension for criticizing WPA in dicated he would serve as com mander of the Chicago area until July and then retire to take an im portant job with a Chicago mail or der house F R SUGGESTION OF WORKING AGE LIMITS STUDIED President Would Make 47 Years Maximum of Employment HIGHLIGHTS ON PAGE 2 BALTIMORE the suggestion that the active working years of every American bread win ner be limited to 47 President Roosevelt had placed before the nation Tuesday a broad outline of the new deals position on the ma jor problem of unemployment Amid the cheers of supporters who had gathered for a democratic rally after an old time torchlight parade Monday night Mr Roose velt called on youth to be social pioneers and help bring under con trol the forces of modern Devoting most of his address to a discussion of continuing large scale unemployment tie president prom ised that it would be attacked from every conceivable But it was his suggestion for limits on the wage earning life span that aroused much discussion and speculation Tuesday Limit at Both Ends Raising the question whether it j is not possible and right to limit the active working ages at both Mr Roosevelt said j Work oat ror yourselves what happen if all the boys and all thJ girlspf 14 and 15 and 16 and 17 wjo are now working in industry iound it possible to stay in school until they were at least 18 years old How many jobs would that give to the young people of the nation who have graduated from high school and from college In the same way ask yourselves how many jobs would be created if the great majority of people who are now over take a figure at in a position to re tire in security for the balance of their days on No Indication Given Mr Roosevelt did not indicate whether the administration is plan ning specific proposals along these and other programs already enacted But he did indicate that the new deal despite the invalidation of NRA still hopes to attain certain of that experiments objectives He said the government must and will give consideration to shorter hours stability of employment and ade quate minimum Again he called on industry to undertake reasonable reductions of hours of work a week while at the same time they keep the aver age individuals pay envelope at least as large as it is Speaks at Rally High placed democrats in con gress and the executive branch sat on the platform in the huge armory here as Mr Roosevelt addressed his words to members of the young democratic clubs of Maryland gath ered for a Jefferson birthday cele bration and to a nationwide radio audience In the light of flaming torches accompanied by bands and the tramp of troops the club members had come to the rally in a four mile march through Baltimore streets Vice Presiflent Garner rode in an open automobile in the procession followed by Speaker Byrns Senator Robinson of Arkansas Postmaster General James A Farley and other leaders Studied as Text The presidents speech was stud ied Tuesday as a text for many a democratic campaign speaker in the months to come He started with a discussion of youths problems say ing Flamingyouth has become a flaming question And youth comes to us wanting to know what we pro pose to do about a society that hurts so many of Ridiculing the idea that the con fidence and prosperity of 1928 would cure he said 1928 was no Not Good Enough You and I know the simple fact that while production was increas ing and profits were increasing in 1928 and 1929 unemployment was growing at an astounding rate x x x The best that the captains of the country and captains of industry could do for you before the depres sion was not good enough then and it is not good enough Production he said is about back to the predepression high point but employment is only about 80 per cent as great But he emphatically ON THE INSIDE Spring Weather Adds to Opening Day Mobs ON PAGE 9 2 Mason Cityans Are Sentenced For Theft ON PAGE 8 Winte Took 20 Iowa Lives Survey Shows ON PAGE 8 Clinton Bank Objects to Paying Big Reward ON PAGE 10 Clinics on Tuberculin Tests Open Wednesday ON PAGE 12 Camden Ruby Seventeenth Chapter ON PAGE S IOWA PAIR FROM RAGS TO RICHES ILLINOIS VOTING IN PRIMARY MAY SMASH RECORDS Arrests Made and Ballot Box Stuffing Charged in Chicago CHICAGO that the Illinois primary vote would smash all records were made Tues day as the most intensive campaign in years brought voters swarming to the polls Violence in Chicago accompanied a record turnout as downstate voters peacefully jammed the voting booths First reports of balloting led County Judge Edmund K Jarecki of Chicago to predict that the Chicago total might hit an all time high of morethan bal lots would be cast in downstate dis tricts it was indicated A bitter rough and tumble con test for the democratic nomination for governor and a struggle between Senator William E Borah and Col Frank Knox publisher of the Chi cago Daily News for republican j presidential preferment created in tense interest Salute of Bullets The voting in Chicago where ten sion washigh opened with a salute of police bullets dispatched as four elections workers were reported ab ducted Complaints of mistreatment of political workers came chiefly from supporters of Gov Henry Horner battlingthe Chicago demo cratic organization for renomination against Dr Herman N Bundesen One wholesale arrest was made Police Capt Patrick J Collins seized 21 men he claimed were all known He asserted they were doing election patrol work for Governor Horner It was indicated that the hot democratic fight plus the partys appeals for big testimonial vote for President Roosevelt would bring the statewide democratic to tal to record heights Republicans Lead Voting In early counts at Springfield however republicans outvoted dem ocrats reversing the 1934 trend Stcries of slugging ballot box stuffing and claims that bands of hoodlums were roving the wards piled into the election boards of tice as the campaign came to a hec tic finish Assistant Chief L A Taylor set up a special camp of 150 state po licemen owing fealty to the Horner administration in a downtown ho tel issuing orders to ouell disor ders Chairman Alexander McKay of the election board declared the police had no jurisdiction and as serted he would look into 2 Judges Removed Two election judges were re moved when police reported they found 17 marked ballots for both republican and democratic pri maries on the person of Philip Zimmerman 38 Police said the judges apparently had initialed I appaicinij Lleaner finds Zimmermans supply of ballots in Lining of Womans Old Suit OLYMPIA dry cleaners discovery of in the lining of a womans old suit has raised a stranded Iowa couple from poverty to comparative wealth When the couple known here only as Mr ana Mrs Yarboss left Keo kuk recently to seek their fortune in the west she rummaged through clothes which had belonged to her mother and chose the suit as the only thing In Olympia she sent the suit to O E Keiffer for cleaning and re pairs He ripped out the lining to remove wrinkles and found the money in 10 and old style bills Mr and Mrs Yarboss Monday night left for an unannounced des tination in California Closing Arguments in Ritter Case End WASHINGTON ar guments in the impeachment trial of Federal Judge Halstad L Rittter of Florida were completed Tuesday in the senate A recess was then taken until Wednesday when a var dict is expected to be reached rejected predictions of a vast per manent army of say ing no man who is sensitive to hu man values dares to accept such forecasts t McKay said it indicated an tempt to stuff the ballot boxes In the state races Zimmermans 10 democratic ballots were marked for Dr Herman N Bundesen Gov ernor Horners rival McKay said Zimmermans seven republican bal lots were marked for C Wayland Brooks Watchers on Guard A great army of watchers stood guard at the polling places the election boards staff of 500 swelled by other hundreds from the Chi cago Bar association and the Asso ciation of Commerce On their reports ballot boxes in five polling places were confiscated four on the charge the polls had opened before 6 a and the fifth on the claim that after 175 voters appeared only 30 ballots were in the boxes Early showers in Chicago gave way to sunny skies Generally fair weather was predicted for the northern Illinois counties with light rains in the southern sections BALLOTING NOT HEAVY IN NEBRASKA PRIMARY LINCOLN political observers Tuesday debated the effect of clear spring weather on the polling in the statewide pri mary election Estimates on the total vote ranged from as low as to a medium sized vote In most of the states cities the ballot appeared to be comparatively heavy but in rural areas farmers seemed to prefer working in their fields in order to get spring done In the farm sections the polls op ened at 7 u and were to closa at 7 p m In cities the balloting be gan at 8 a m and to close at 8pm ;