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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 16, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWAN5 NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS LJ5ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 16 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 164 Hopkins Has Many Foes G 0 P Thinks WPA Head Especially Vulnerable By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA the nature of his job probably Works Progress A d m i n i strator Harry L Hop kins could not have avoided making many enemies He has them anyway No other new deal official is under such heavy ETHIOPIA SEEKS FULL SANCTIONS Witness Defies Senates Lobby Investigators directions This does not seem to perturb the white house but to some few among the manager of democratic reelec tion campaign policy it is confi dentially a cause of considerable worry They are worried all the more because with new dealers doing the investigating an inquiry into WPAs activities cannot give a clean slate to Hopkins organiza tion in very convincing fashion In Harsh Expression Senator Rush of West Vir ginia expressed himself harshly when he compared a WPA probe of WPAitea with an investigation of Dillinger by Baby Face Nelson Nevertheless it was a telling way in which to put his idea the kind of comparison that can be used mighty effectively in campaign oratory anyone can understand it Its witty too and sticks in the memory AH the worse for Hopkins Holt is a democrat and presumably a lib eral By the way the West Virginian is an extraordinarily bright boy who has been well advertised as having been elected to the senate even be fore he was eligible to take the oath of office compelling him to wait un til his thirtieth birthday to be seat ed Many Attacks Made Stephen Raushenbush is another individual that it does not pay Hop kins to be criticised by on the HEARING HALTED BY GRUNWALDS REFUSALTOTALK t fire from soj r different I AntlAAA Man DOCSI t Forest City Home Destroyed Want to Get Anybody Into WASHINGTON re fusal of a witness to answer ques tions Thursday abruptly halted a senate lobby committee hearing and raised the possibility of contempt proceedings Committeemen said they would meet later to decide whether to cite the Grunwald organizer for the Farmers Inde pendence contempt I dont want to get anybody in Grunwald said when asked whom he had contacted for his antiAAA organization Would you get anybody in trou ble7 asked Chairman Black D Id be a damn fool to give the names You bet your boots Id get them in trouble under this new Need More Funds C o m m i 11 eemen coincidentally studied methods of getting funds denied by the house for its legal battles Senators said there were numerous ways of getting money for fighting injunction proceedings brought by William Randolph Hearst even though the house re fused Wednesday a allot ment Termination of the proceedings Thursday came alter committeemen This unusual photo was taken while the Floyd Isaacson home was burningat Forest City At 6 a m the C A Pinckney home not far from the Isaacson house caught fire and Mr Isaacson became wor ried and insured his furniture The insurance went into effect at noon and the fire shown in the picture started about p m Report COMPANY MOTHER OF FIVE CHILDREN HANGS AS MURDERESS Demonstration Against Disgrace Attempted in England By BURDETTE JOHNS Associated Press Foreign Staff BIRMINGHAM Dorothy Waddingham 34 year old mother of five children died on the gallows of the Winson Green prison iyc ulpllcl Thursday while police guarded the choose to Ieav6i Girl Former Preacher in Jail Escape HARRISONVILLE poker battered door in the Cass county jail was the memento left Thursday for a 21 year old girl who freed herself and then released ner brotherinlaw and sweetheart Per ry E Griffin 24 a former minister The girl Miss Madge Copeland delivered her suitor from behind the bars Wednesday night after beating a hole in the wooden door of ner own cell and then searching the sheriffs quarters until she found the jail keys Sheriff Glenn Weaver and his wife were out for a ride at the time Five other prisoners did not Victim of Spree ground that WPA funds have been j had asked Grunwald whom he so used to play politics with in Penn sylvania Raushenbush has had plenty of recent publicity as chief investiga tor for the senatorial committee which investigated the American munitions business as a warpropa gandizing interest He stands well in the Keystone state is a compe tent inquisitor a liberal and his complaints are not to be taken lightly Hopkins row with Ohios demo cratic governor Martin L Davey will not be forgotten either The merits of it are neither here nor there It was an ugly dispute not calculated to keep Buckeye demo cracy united Hopkins vs Ickes Republican attacks on the WPA administrator come from every quarter Doubtless that is to be po litically expected Stil the G O P appears to consider Hopkins par ticularly vulnerable Nor has Hopkins been on consist ently friendly terms with all of his own new deal outfit It is notor ious that he and Secretary of the Interior Harold L Ickes have fought bitterly Nobody has accused Irkos ad ministration of reckless use of funds Ickc5 has been so careful that it is charged he has not spent money fast enough All Time Value Ickes idea has been to initiate public works of all time value The objection advanced against this pro gram is that a deal of cash goes into raw materials a comparatively small proportion of it into immedi ate wages Hopkins ideal is immediate To meet him at first hand Hop kins personality is likable He is a professional welfare worker however The professional welfare worker necessarily is hard cold as Hopkins trade makes him unpop ular AndA is multiplied a million fold by its enormous proportions licited for support in Nebraska Youll be excusel until 10 oclock tomorrow said Black sud denly Where are you staying At the George Washington wa the answer Were going to have a meet Black told reporters and Senator Schwellenbach added that the question of con tempt proceedings would be consid ered Of Russian Birth Have you talked over your ap pearance here with anyone Black inquired just before the recess No Grunwald said he was of Russian birth When were you naturalized Senator Minton asked I expected that question I am a man of foreign birth and I have my naturalization papers right here We men of foreign birth go through hell he said producing the documents Did you ever make aji attempt to go back to Russia Schwellenbach asked of Rumanian Quintuplets BUCHAREST Rumania Authorities at Oradea reported Thursday that quintuplets born to a gypsy mother near that city had died Physicians said that the children were too badly malformed to live The children and their mother Mrs Maria Ljnguraru 25 were rushed by gendarmes from Hodos in the Bjohr district of Transylva nia to a hospital in Oradea where Dr Georg Jankulisku had asserted the quintuplets cannot One of the five was born sepa rately he said the others joined in pairs Gov Johan Piku of the Bank jla district and Dr Jankulisku said the children were not like chil dren at all in appearance but ani mal The mother was reported recov ering from the ordeal She was aid ed only by her husband Alexander Ljnguraru who had gone with her into a field to work Dr Jankulisku declared the births prems Oire REVEALTlREAT TO ROYAL FAMILY Former Convict Confesses Writing Notes to King of Belgium BRUSSELS threat to kid No sir I love this rei the motherless children of King Life of Siamese Chicks Brief STANHOPE The life span of Siamese twin chickens born in the Stanhope hatchery here was brief D B Rush of the hatchery said two White Plymouth Rock chicks joined together when hatched from a double yoked egg lived but a short time Face Alternatives of Despotism or Anarchy CHICAGO present trends in the national government are checked Senator L J Dickinson Iowa told an audience here the United States faces the alternatives despotism or anarchy plied Grunwald who said that dur ing the war he was persecuted be cause he had a German name JURORTELLSOF BRIBE ATTEMPT Says He Was Offered to Hang Jury Hearing Muench Case KAHOKA Charles Long one of the jurors trying Mrs Nellie Tipton Muench and three co defendants on a criminal conspir acy charge testified Thursday he was offered if he would hang the jury Long a WPA laborer asserted the offer was made by Harry Spang ler a surveyor who had charge of a sewer project at which Long was employed He quoted Spangler as having said he was acting for Jo seph L Gutting one of the defense attorneys The juror was called by the pros ecution as a witness to substantiate its motion for a mistrial on the ground of jury tampering He Spangler wanted to know if I had formed an Long related I said and he said Id like you I said I would not be bought off He told me how much would be in it for me if I would hang the jury He said The juror testified the conversa tion occurred two or three nights ago Associate Prosecuting Attorney Frank E Mathews asked for the mistrial when court resumed after the noon recess GETS 2 CALLS Pinckney Blaze Small But Isaacson Residence Is Destroyed FOREST fire depart ment trucks were called twice to residences at the east edge of For est City across the Winnebago river Early in the morning eparks from the chimney set fire to at the C A Pinckney home but neighbors had put out the fire be fore the truck arrived About the trucks were called to the Magnus Isaacson property Occupied by Mr and Mrs Floyd Is aacson The fire had been discov ered shortly before that time in the rafters of the house The building was destroyed as the fire had pro gressed to the point where the chemical wagon was unable to ex tinguish it There are no city water connec tions east of the river The build ing and contents were partly cov ered by insurance Some of the fur niture in the house was saved Mr and Mrs Floyd Isaacson were in Garner visiting Tuesday a few hours at tie time of the fire Farmer May Heat and Light His House With His Own Cornstalks KANSAS CITY Prof Ellis I Fulmer Iowa State college chem ist sees the possibility that the fanner of the future may light and heat his house with his own corn S corn a circle within an eight mile radius would produce enough corn stalks to supply a city of in habitants with A ton of stalks yields from to cubic feet of gas when subjected to a fermentation process he said Call Flies Papers DES MOINES R Call of Sioux City filed nomination papers for the republican nomina tion for governor in the June pri mary election Leopold of the Belgians was dis closed Thursday with the arrest at j He told tne American chemical Liege eastern Belgium of a 31 year j society here in a region where 30 old former convict Nicholas Elsen Police of the city of Liege said the arrested man confessed to writ ing letters to the king threatening to abduct the royal children whose mother Queen Astrid was killed in an automobile accident unless money was left in woods near the border city Lie in Wait In Woods Police said they lay in wait twice in the woods in an attempt to cap ture the author of the letters but that he failed to appear The writer was finally traced the police said through a reference in one letter to the fact that the person threatening the kidnaping was a former convict King Leopolds children who had been closely guarded in recent weeks duringthe investigation of the threats left for a seaside holiday soon after Elsen was arrested Leaves for Switzerland KingLeopold also was leaving Brussels incognito Thursday to go to Switzerland It was believed the monarch would go later to Italy to visit his sister now Crown Princess Marie Jose of Italy who is at pres ent inspecting Red Cross work in East Africa Police said Elsen signed his let ters gangster and demanded He was released from prison last year after serving six years for theft S U I Grad Dies KANSAS CITY Vincent A Peters 34 deputy coroner of Jackson county at Lees Summit died in a hospital here He was a graduate of the University of Iowa in 1924 77zWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday Rising tem peratures Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday warmer Friday and in west central portion Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 59 Minimum in Night 33 At 8 A Thursday 38 A strong northerly wind heavy laden with dust was the principal mark of both Wednesdays and Thursdays weather offering in North lows approaches against a demonstration in protest at this Mrs Violet Van Der Elst ener getic campaigner against capital punishment organized the demon stration broadcasting appeals to a crowd of to attempt to pre vent the hanging The throng looked on quietly however some smiling at Mrs Van Der Elstg exhortations some pray ing for Mrs Waddingham while the convicted poison slayer of a patient in her Nottingham nursing home died within the prison All Appeals Denied King Edward himself was the on ly one who could have saved the woman from the gallows by grant ing a last minute reprieve after Home Secretary Sir John Simon de nied appeals for clemency A wave of protest throughout Britain over the hanging of the mother of five children including a six months old baby wag countered terming the poison death of the patient 50 year old Ada Louisa Baguley a flagrant offense Mrs Waddingham also was accused but not convicted of the death of Miss Baguleys aged moth er Newspapers insisted the crime must have been premeditated and that even the strong recommenda tion of mercy by the jury which convicted Mrs Waddingham Feb 27 should not be allowed to deter the punishment Led to Gallows A last overnight appeal to the home office having been rejected the nurse was led to the gallows and the trap was sprung shortly after 9 a m 3 a m CST on the ninth woman to be executed in Great Britain since the start of the cen tury Mrs Waddingham was the first woman to pay the extreme penalty in England since Mrs Ethel Lillie Major was hanged in the grim Hull prison Dec 19 1934 for the poison slaying of her husband A crowd of persons stood in nearby streets watching a demon stration against capital punishment while Mrs Warddingham was hanged Rides in Limousine Riding in a limousine equipped with a loud speaker Mrs Van Der Elst attempted to drive through the gates to the Winson Green prison but was turned back by police Her automobile bore a large sign reading Men and women I appeal to you to prevent the hanging of a mother This barbaric age would hang the mother of five Men walked through the streets bearing placards Stop this terrible crime of hang ing of a mother of five Police blocked off the streets lead ing to the prison and 100 reserves were held in readiness at a nearby theater She Sought Legacy The state charged that Mrs Wad dingham poisoned her bedridden pa tient to obtain the pounds about legacy which Mrs Baguley had willed to her nurse Mrs Waddingham and Ronald J Sullivan cooperator with her of the Nottingham nursing home were ar rested Jan 30 charged with putting Mrs Baguley and her daughter 50 year old Miss Ada Louisa Baguley to death slowly with drugs Sullivan against whom the crown presented no evidence was acquit ted of the slaying of Mrs Baguley but Mrs Waddingham was convict ed of murder of Mrs Baguley A charge of murder of the mother also had been lodged against Mrs Wad dingham No Reprieve Cause The criminal appeal court reject ed Mrs Waddinghams appeal March 30 the home secretary denied a first appeal for clemency Tuesday night and took similar action again Wednesday night on the ground that no cause could be found to justify a reprieve A black sign that the stern British penalty had Arrested Month Ago Griffin and the girl were arrested almost a month ago on charges of abducting Leroy Ullery Missouri Valley college student in a car he had borrowed from the Cass county prosecutor Will H Hargus j The former pastor of the Oak Grove Baptist church at Adonis faced charges of highway rob bery The father of three childien he and the girl fled from her parents home at Creston Iowa and accord ing to a statement attributed to them by officers went on a trip through Oklahoma Mississippi Ken tucky Tennessee and Illinois Forgiven by Wife They were arrested at Spring field March 19 and later were forgiven by Griffins wife and both their families The way of the transgressor Is he said at the time adding that if his wife forgave him it was more than the Lord would He said he felt the call to preach after finishing the seventh grade and blamed education for his troubles contending too much edu cation caused doubt in the been run up on the prison staff after the hanging giv ing formal notice of the execution A number of women dropped to their knees praying and weeping as the flag was hoisted Back and Forth The automobile of Mrs Van Der Elst drove back and forth slowly its loud speakers booming the hymns Nearer My God to Thee and Abide With Me from phono graph records The crowd at the prison dispersed after reading the official announce ment of the hanging Mrs Van Der Elst complained that she had not been allowed to bring six airplanes from London to fly over the prison during the hang ing and drop pamphlets protesting against this ON THE INSIDE PAUL H WENDEL Wendel Stays in Jail Despite Exoneration ON PAGE 2 Nashua Barn Silo 30 Hogs Lost in Fire ON STATE PAGE Storm Sewer Contract Will Be Let on May 4 ON PAGE 16 Richard Rufshus 15 Albert Lea high school student was the fatal victim of a He and several other youths bought some whisky Rufshus fell face down ward in a muddy road on the way home and an automobile driven by Leslie Erickson of Clarks Grove ran over him crushing his skull Richard was the son of Mr and Mrs Mar tin Rufshus of Freeborn county Minn Cut by courtesy of Al bert Lea 2 KILLED 5 HURT IN MADRID CLASH Funeral Mourners Exchange Shots With Workers on Building Project MADRID persons were killed and at least five wounded Thursday in an exchange of shots between mourners in a funeral pro cession for a slain policeman and workers on a government building project The dead policeman a civil guard was one of the two persons killed in other disorders last Mon day Nearly mourners includ ing many policemen were walking behind the hearse on the way to the cemetery As they approached the new min isterial building under construction at the end of Castellana avenue several civilians in the procession shouted Long live fascism Afterward according to the po lice version of the story workers fired from the windows of the building under construction The mourners returned the fire instantly and a battle raged in which several hundred shots were fired FIND LOCAL MAN DEAD IN HIS CAR Coroner Says Ralph Townes Death Was Caused by Heart Disease Ralph Towne 715 Delaware ave nue northeast was found dead in his car near Cameron southeast of Mason City early Thursday morn ing Coroner J E McDonald stated that Mr Towne died of heart dis ease The body of Mr Towne was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car which had been stopped in the center of the road The motor was not running although the igni tion was turned on It was believed by the coroner and the sheriffs dep uties who examined the body that Mr Towne had died about eight hours previous to his discovery Mr Towne left his home about oclock Wednesday evening and failed to return The car was headed south on the highway when found Mr Towne was a painter in Mason City and is survived by his wife Edna and one daughter Gertrude Funeral arrangements had not been completed Thursday The body was taken to the Randall funeral home To Start Building of Red Oak Light Plant RED OAK is scheduled to begin here next month on a new quartermillion dollar light and power plant of the IowaNe braska Light and Power company marking the first step in the com panys rural electrification expan sion program MAKES DEMAND AS ARMY MOVES ON CAPITAL CITY Italy Warns Peace Must Be on Terms of Victor and Vanquished By JOSEPH E SHARKEY Copyright by The GENEVA Ethiopia demanded Thursday night that the league of nations immediately invoke all sanctions at its ing military Italy whose legions already are reported advancing on the high road leading into Addis Ababa The Ethiopian demand arrived within a few hours of an apparently authoritative report that Premier Mussolini was willing to make peace with the African empire only on the terms of victor and with the league of nations staying put of the picture Ethiopia declared n Duce had proved himself unwilling to act within the framework of the league and therefore asked the application of all sanctions provided for in ar ticle XVI of the league covenant Ruled Act of This article specifics that an ag gressor restorting to war in viola tion of the covenant shall ipso facto be deemed to have committed an act of war against all other members of the It provides besides economic and financial sanctions for an ef fective military naval or air force which shall be contributed by the other members for the protection of the covenant It was reported here that the Ethiopian delegation told the com mittee of thirteen it is absolutely impossible to accept the prelimin ary peace terms offered by the Ital ians Asks for Guarantee It was stated that Premier Mus solini asked that Italian security in case he begins negotiations for an armistice be guaranteed Italy was said to claim that her armies in Ethiopia might be harassed by armed Ethiopian bands over which Emperor Haile Selassie would have no control The Italian attitude was de scribed in other words as being that Italy could cease hostilities but that she had no assurance the Ethi opians would stop fighting Summary of Proposals Premier Mussolinis proposals were summarized as follows by a league authority 1 A military armistice to be ne gotiated with Ethiopia directly be tween the general staffs of the Ital ian and Ethiopian armies 2 A peace conference outside Geneva preferably Lausanne 3 Direct negotiations at this conference between Italy and Ethio pia with the league participating merely through observers who would report the results and would keep the league informed 4 Guarantees that during the ar mistice negotiations as well as dur ing the projected peace conference armed Ethiopian bands outside the control of Emperor Haile Selassie would not be able to harass the Ital ian armies with guerrilla warfare Delegates Are Invited Great Britain and France who are cosignatories with Italy of the Ethiopian treaty of 1906 would be invited to send delegates to the pro jected peace conference This treaty which laid down zones of influence in Ethiopia gave Fraace the right to build the rail road from Djibouti to Addis Ababa It recognized British influence over the Tana Lake region and gave Ital ian Somaliland through Ethiopia The guarantees that Mussolinis armies would not be attacked dur ing the armistice And peace negotia tions could it was stated by Ital ians largely be achieved by league members ceasing to furnish arms and ammunition to Ethiopia Mussolinis reported demands cre ated dismay in league circles for if they are accepted the ItaloEthio pian conflict would be removed from the league of nations Only 3 Days Away With Addis Ababa only three days away Italian soldiers have started by motor truck for the Ethi opian capital in the interior of Em peror Haile Selassies wartorn em pire Fascist sources indicated that they believed the consummation of the conquest of the EajJt African nation was at hand They saidthey believed not many more than warriors stood be tween their motorized column and the capital The column itself was reported movingover reasonably good highway from Dessye 175 miles away Only Bar In Rome it was suggested that the only barrier in the way of a ;