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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa E R US MEM S A OF s M o i H r s i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENT3 A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY APRIL 171936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 165 Old Methods Have Worth Radio No Substitute for Rear Platform Speeches SENATE CONVICTS JUDGE BITTER Bv CHARLES PSTEWART 3 ASHINGTON CPA Valu able asthe radio is to a presiden tial candidate it does not alto gether take the place of personal contacts Of course the candidate ad dresses an im mensely larger audience via the mike than he can meet face to face but he can talk more inti mately to folk he can see and be seen by than to the whole country at once on the President Roosevelts de nion to make a campaign tour most of the states speaking briefly out pungently to crowds at scores oi little whistling posts from platform of his train the oldfash ioned way of appealing to voters before the radio was avail a Scarcely needful to say the air will not be neglected For the more important presiaential utterances at key points the microphone will be installed The white house tenants corporeal presence is to supplement not substitute for it Too Many Groups The radio has one distinct disad vantage for political campaign pur The orator is compelled to adapt his remarks to the tastes of too many different kinds of groups of listeners at one and the same time For example Assume that he wishes to placate an industrial gathering hostile to the price boosting of food It is em barrassing to him to have somi millions of farmers enthusiastically favorable to food price boosting harkening over their receiving sets to every word he says On the op posite Hand when making promise to the farmers it handicaps him ti the industrialistsears at tuned to his evnry syllable Must Be Consistent In the good old preradio days i was possible for an aspirant for of fice to travel around from place t place saying exactly what ough to be said in each and all of them and satisfying everyone He might be caught in an occa sional descrepancy but it wasn serious could be explained Now wiuh the darned radio h must be consistent President Roosevelt undertakes to modify this evil with a series of rearplatform chats If he can make enough of them the totality of his rearplatform hearers may rival the number of his listenersin over the radio It will be a better quality of hearers too they will have seen the president in terson and there is no denying the charm of his personality Some of them will have reached over the rear platform rail and shaken his hand Sees Local Bosses And naturally the local bosses will have been received on his tram and will do some effective subsequent advertising How intensively the country can be cultivated not exactly in compe tition but in combination with the radio is problematic but the plan looks good The president presum FLORIDA JURIST REMOVED FROM BENCH BY VOTE Acquitted on 6 Charges Found Guilty on Last in 5628 Ballot WASHINGTON Wl F e d e r a 1 Judge Halstcd L Ritter of Florida was convicted by the senate Friday on a house impeachment charge hat he had brought his court into scandal and disrepute The verdict automatically re moved the 65 year old jurist from he bench Conviction came on the seventh and last ballot when the vote was 56 for conviction to 28 against ex actly twothirds of those voting which was required under the con stitution for a conviction Acquitted on Six On the first six articles Ritter was acquitted although on the first Ritter allowed an ex cessive fee of to A L Ran kin former law partner in a re ceivership case and cepted from Rankin after vote was 55 to 29 need ing only a single switch to change the result Ritter had sat with arms folded across his chest during the seven roll calls to which senators ans wered guilty or not guilty The last article combined all the previous six in one and charged the actions complained of had brought Ritters court into scandal and dis Seven Bandits Loot Baggage Car Safe of Train LOOT FIRST SET Plans About Completed for Coming River Season Judge Impeached HALSTED L RITTER repute Challenges Final Vote Senator Austin RVt immed iately challenged the final vote making a point 6f order that Ritter couid not under the law be con victed of an count when he had been declared innocent of the charges separately Austin contended that a convic tion if upheld would be mon strous Senator Robinson the democratic leader held Austin was not in or der when he began a legal argu ment and Senator Pittman D Nev who was presiding upheld Robinson Pittman then ruled Austins point was not well taken and Aus in sat down Pittman said the last article charged general misbehav ior and was a separate count in it self at ably will generalize over mike give local assurances first rear platform hand Seemingly his rearplatform cam paign will be a very thorougn job To Visit Texas He will leave June 1 for Texas making rearplatform speeches all the way and coming back Hell be on the road while therepublican convention is progressing By the end of August he is expected to leave for the northwest perhaps traveling as far as California And other circuits may be added Here and there there will be ra dio speeches also but mainly the president will be plowing the coun tryside He believes in modern improve radio Yet the horseandbuggy has its utility too 2 RIVftL PAPERS WORK TOGETHER Algona Editor Tells State tli Made More Money DES MOINES Pres Association members in their 21s annual state convention here Frida heard details of a plan whereby two competingweekly newspapers through cooperation are making more money than ever before Duane Dewel of Algona junior publisher of the Kossuth Count Advance told the convention tha the Algona plan in which his pub lication and the Algona Upper Des Moines cooperate is highly success Mrs Bartholomews Meeting With Actor Son Delayed Again LOS ANGELES Lillian Bartholomews delayed appointment with her movie son came 6500 miles to see put off another day Friday A spokesman for the secluded boys guardian aunt Miss Myllicent Bartholomew said the meeting was being arranged possibly for Sat days after the moth jrs arrival from England Native of Iowa Dies PHOENIX Ariz IV Lovvery 64 Phoenix attorney who served as assistant director of the federal budget under Lewis W Douglas died here He was a native of Iowa REVEAL GARNER NEW DEAL NOTE Vice President Says You Cant Do Everything You Want to WASHINGTON Senate lobby investigators said Friday an exchange of letters between Vice President Garner and John Henry Kirby chairman of the Southern Committee to Uphold the Consti tution had been put into the com mittees files The letters were subpenaed from Kirby whose antinew deal organ ization has been under investiga tion Kirby under date of July 5 1935 wrote Garner Personal My Dear John How long are you going to tol erate the apostasy of the Roosevelt administration to the cardinal prin ciples of the democratic party and the notorious contempt for the plain terms of the constitution Your Friend John Kirby Garner under date of July 9 re plied Dear John Henry Your favor is just called to my attention You cant do everything you want to and I cant do half what I would like to do You dont con trol everybody you would like to and I am in a similar fix I think that answers your question With regards and wishing you health and happiness Sincerely Jno N Garner Garner said Friday he had no comment on the letters ful The two papers maintain separate plants one publishing on Tuesday and the other on Thursday but have icint subscription and advertising rates and a joint staff of county correspondents Friendly Enemies Since the two publications decid ed last August to become friendly enemies instead of just plain rivals hey are making more money Dew el said and still maintaining value of their respective properties which would be lost in a merger Dewel led one of the round table discussions at the morning session of the Iowa editors and publishers Other discussion leaders included W C Jarnagin of Storm Lake Ralph E Overholser of Red Oak and Paul C Woods of Sheldon Presentation of the report of E L C White of the Spencer News Herald association president and other officers also preceded noon luncheon of the members Master Editor Awards Announcement of the recipients of the Iowa master editorpublisher awards was to be made at a ban quet Friday evening Will W Lomis publisher of the LaGrange HI Citizen and a director of the National Editorial association will be the banquet speaker Leaders on Friday afternoons round table discussion program were to include Paul Gorham New ton Harry E Taylor Traer Tom B Purcell Iowa Falls John Hynek Tama and R W Anderson Ring sted Winners of the various newspaper contests conducted by the associa tion are to be announced at the annual banquet Paving Bonds Voted in Cherokee County CHEROKEE T Cherokee county residents voted 5 to for to 792 million dollai paving bond issue calling for hard surfacing highway No 5 and parts of highways 145 and 59 in the count ty Delayed by High Water Stage Heavy Cargoes ROCK ISLAND III States engineers of the Rock Island district have practically completed plans for the coming Mississippi river season and the barge shipping season for the Rock Island river rail terminal has started in a satis actory manner as concerns ton nage Tows however have been somewhat delayed by the combina tion of heavy cargoes from down river and a high water stage The Wake Robin lighthouse ten der of the U S engineer corps is at LaCrosse Wis today on its way upstream making preparations for river markers She is placing buoys painting post light standards ar ranging for lighthouse tenders and placing equipment for carrying on work during the season Inspection Boat The steamer Ellen inspection boa of the engineers left the Milan boatyards Wednesday for her first inspection trip This boat is due al Muscatine today carrying engin eering equipment officials for an in spection of work on lock and dan No 16 Arrangements also have been made by engineers to mark chan nels in the vicinity of lock and dan projects throughout the upper river Only in a few cases have the con struction jobs been completed an where the work now is in progres provisions will be made for a chan nel past the work LittleEarIyAetiyityT There is little early activity so far this reason as regards channel maintenance on the part of the engineers because of the high wa ter Boats and dredges however are being repaired at the Milanand Keokuk boat yards in preparation for this work later in the year The high water has brought many sandbars which must be removed by the use of pipeline dredges At the Milan boat yards the dredges Mayon Aetna and Geyser are be ng repaired and will be in service or the channel work later in the eason Similar operations now are underway at Keokuk Two tows of the Inland Water ways corporation operators of the ederal barge line which leases the lock Island terminal already have eached the local port to unload and take on freight Both were northbound to Dubuque and the twincities Minneapolis and St Paul from St Louis The third tow the Patrick Hurley is due here Fri day from St Louis Two Early Tows The two early tows were powered by the steamers Weeks and Good arriving on April 13 and 14 respec ively They brought to the local docks cargoes amounting to 275 tons Among the freight handled during the unloading process were automobiles and a large amount of COMMiTTEEOFIS DECLARES PEACE MOVES FAILURE eague Decision Made as Ethiopia Turns Down Italian Offers By JOSEPH E SHAKKE1 ny The Assnciatcil Irpls league of nations committee of 13 agreed that at tempts to effect a conciliation in the HaloEthiopian war have failed It is this committee which for months past has tried to effect peace in East Africa through diplo 77wWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday rising temperatures Saturday and in extreme north west portion Friday night MINNESOTA Fair warmer in west portion Friday night Sat urday increasing cloudiness and warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for ON THE INSIDE sugar The Rock Island terminal andling considerable tonnage farm implements outbound to points on the upper section of the river Implement cargoes loaded on the first two tows amounted to about 150 tons and there is an ad ditional quantity in the terminal deckhouse awaiting movement on the next tow up river This tow will be powered by the steamer Jurley The first downstream tow will be that of the Weeks and probably will arrive at Rock Island the first of next week 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Friday FIRE THREATENS TO RAZE VILLAGE 2 Houses Barn and Several Smaller Structures at Whitten Burn WHITTEN houses a barn and several smaller structures were destroyed and other buildings damaged by a fire which broke out here at p m Thursday and which threatened the entire town Live coals which had been car ried from a stove under repair al the Virgil Mitchell home set fire to a cob house when the high wind blew off their dirt covering The Mitchell house soon went up i flames Sparks jumped the stree and burned the barn of Dr George Blaha and then the Ada Essig house The Essig house was gutted but the frame remained standing Fire fighting equipment was called from a half dozen towns The matic channels Its decision came after the Ethio pian delegation had rejected modi fied peace proposals submitted by Premier Mussolini of Italy The committee decided to convoke the league council to extraordinary sessions next Monday to discuss the ItaloEthiopian conflict in the pres ence of the representatives of the two belligerents Member of Council While Italy is a member of the council and Ethiopia is not on sev eral previous occasions during the ItaloEthiopian controversy both nations have been represented at council sessions However the Ital ian delegates usually have with drawn when the Ethiopians en tered The conciliation committee is to meet Saturday to receive a detailed report from its chairman Salvador de Madariaga of Spain concernu the reasons for the collapse of peact negotiations The committee will then take more formal action on its decision that efforts to bring peace have been in vain It was expected at the council session Monday a resolution con cerning the ItaloEthiopian war will be adopted for submission to all league members Rejection Complete The Ethiopian rejection was de scribed as complete The Ethiopian action followed an Italian offer to let the league have the right to keep constantly in touch with direct negotiations between the Italian high command and the Eth iopian government for a settlement of the war in East Africa Early in the day France had ap pealed to the Italian government to consent to a cessation of hostilities in order to permit peace negotia ions The league announced as the commission went into session short ly after 4 p m that it had received a cablegram direct from Addis Ab aba in which the Ethiopian govern ment declared the capital had been attacked by Italian airplanes which fired on the city with machine guns Intend to Go Ahead While diplomats argued at Gene about peace authoritative sources in Rome stated that Italy ntends to go ahead with its selen itic military smashing of Ethiopia This attitude was intimated at the seat of the league of nations where an Italian spokesman said his gov ernment was willing to declare an armistice in its war with Ethiopia rat only after the Italian high command had the situation so well n hand that there would be no danger of any militant reaction on the part of the Ethiopians An Italian column mounted on motor trucks and in tanks mean while was believed to be moving southward from Bessye over the 175 miles or road to Addis Ababa Road Washed Away Ethiopian government officials said the motorized column would experience no pleasure trip on the grounds that much of the road had been washed away by torrential rains and that many of the workers bridges over the deep mountain gorges had been destroyed The Ethiopian official did not SENATOR HUGO BLACK Senate Probers Through With Obstinate Witness ON PAGE 2 30 Day Recess Taken M and St L Case ON PAGE 2 m Plans Drawn to Change Postoffice to City Hall ON PAGE 14 Trojans Play Pabst in Local Diamond Contest ON Oldest Resident of Chapin Dies at 87 ON PAGE 8 Age Height and Weight Tables Off ST LOUIS If you cant icasure up to the ageheightweight able on the scales in front of the rug store on main street dont worry These tables of common use were ailed inaccurate Friday by Miss Sleanor Mctheny anthropQnetry ex iert at the University of Iowa Just because a race horse and a draft horse are of the same age and icight is no reason for believing hey are of the same weight she declared in an interview And its list as ridiculous to believe that race horse and draft horse types of persons should wcigb the same Have New Formula The Iowa child welfare research station headed by Dr C H McCloy with Miss Methcny and Dr Arthur I Wendler as members of the staff ms developed new devices and mathematical formulas to measure its called the science of anthropometry All three are here attending the annual convention of the American Physical Education McCloy is president By the new McCloy method Miss Mctheny explained guesswork is eliminated in determining correct weights of stocky and slender per association elect ms Measure Skeletal Build We simply measure to find the skeletal build she said There are four things we consider Height Gunmen Cover Crew and Stationmaster When Train Pulls In By JOSEPH F McEVOY Associated Press Staff Writer NUTLEY N J Seven ban dits with sawed off shotguns and revolvers looted the baggage car safe of an Erie railroad train Fri day in a darin morning robbery at a Uiiy station In the heart of a res idential section First reports obtained from New ark detectives set the amount of the loct at JhSOOO but subsequent official information was that the gunmen obtained only for their trouble This figure came from state po lice who said the loot compos ed of one package of coins two package of coins one 50 package of bills and another pack age of in coin State police said a package of x ray equipment valued at also was stolen From N V Bank Railway express agency officials said the money was cnroute to the 2 MORE FASCISTS SLAIN IN MADRID Spanish Capitals Business Activities Paralyzed by General Strike MADRID IP Two more fascists were assassinated and several other persons were reported injured Fri day in scattered clashes as a gen eral strike paralyzed the business activities of Madrid Three fascists were killed Thurs day Those killed Friday were two of five brothers all of whom were reported to have received death threats recently because of their political activities Eloy Gomez Fernandez and his brother Antonio were shot down by three gunmen as they emerged from their home The gunmen fled The capital for the most part was quiet and deserted although there were minor clashes in outly ing districts The strike was called in protest against fascism provocations and followed an open threat by social ists and communists to take repri sals against fascist terror Although socialist headquarters said there would be no general strike the workers left their jobs apparently of their own accord Streetcars and taxicabs disappeared from the streets and workers who had reported on their jobs went home Labor officials opposed the strike but when the workers arrived for duty Friday morning they talked the situation over and decided on the unofficial strike probably to last 24 hours Stores began to close gradually circumference of chest minus width of hips minus and width of knee When we know these we have An instrument which looks like overgrown tweezers measures fat on the wrists and above the hips Another instrument the spir ometer measures lung capacity They also test your grip and measure the girth of muscles Three Killed and Two Seriously Injured in German Plane Crash BERLIN German air ministry announced Friday three men were killed and two seriously njured in the crash Thursday night of a German trimotored military jlane near Biel Switzerland The communique explained the plane on a training cruise got over Swiss territory by mistake through a fault that developed in its direc lional apparatus Freedom for Wendel Rests in Conference TRENTON N J for Paul H Wendel who wants to assist Brooklyn N Y authorities in a search for the men he says tortured him into confessing he murdered the Lindbergh baby rest ed Friday upon a conference be tween Mercer county officials and his attorney District Attorney William F X Geoghan of Brooklyn said he had been returned to Brooklyn Peoples National bank of Belleville from the Federal Reserve Bank in New York They said it was carried toy train to Paterson and there transf erreS to Newaifc of the Erie Witnesses said the robbery staged at the Walnut street station at a m took only a few min utes The gunmen hidden behind shrubbery on either side of the sta out in the open when the train pulled in and covered the train crew and stationmaster William Sutherland Two of them entered the baggage car and disarmed George F Duffy the messenger guard Three remained on the sta tion platform and the other two waited in the automobile in which the gang escaped Went to Meet Train T went out to meet the 310 the trains Sutherland said later Duffy had the baggage car door part may open to hand some letter to me The first thing I knew a man came up from behind and shoved a sawed off shotgun into my ribs and told me to stick up my hands Two others covered Duffy He didnt have a chance Two men got in the car and one went to the rear and turned off the angle cock to prevent the trains moving They didnt bother the pas sengers After they rifled the safe they fled in their big car Robert Cummings of Jersey City crane engineer for the ERIE was boarding the train at the station A fellow with two silver revolv ers told me to stand back he said Carried Small Bags He described the gunman as a man about 36 years old 5 feet 10 an or saiu ne m man aoout JD yeois assured Wendel would be inches tall with blond hair and a chiefly the workers district however assert that the Italians would find any strong armed force opposing them in their last drive on the capital Tribal chieftains gathered with cabinet ministers in a secret ses sion in the imperial palace shortly after two Italian planes flew over Addis Ababa and fired light lignals made up of the Italian colors British Strengthen Fleet Great Britain constantly on the alert against a spread of hostilities from the East African battle front raised the strength Jof its fleet in the Mediterranean to the highest point yet achieved Naval experts estimated that ap proximately British warships 35 i loss will be about were patrolling the Mediterranean or standing by in case of trouble while housewives rushed to put in supplies The basic services such as water light gas telephones and railroads were not affected Use of PWA Funds on Public Hydroelectric Projects Is Appealed WASHINGTON Another new deal case involving the right of the federal government to pro vide PWA funds for publicly owned hydroelectric projects was appealed Friday to the supreme court The Duke Power company and Southern Public Utilities company appealed from a ruling of the cir cuit court of appeals at Charlotte N Car upholding the action of the government in providing funds for a hypdroelectric plant at Buzzard Roost N Car MILLION DOLLAR THEFT CHARGED Two Cousins Held in Paris Claim They Dont Know What Its About PARIS cousins both of whom said they didnt know what it was all about were held Friday by the Paris police on a charge of being connected with the theft of SI507938 in securities Jan 28 1935 from a New York bank run ner The cousins gave their names as Bernard Klein 39 Hungarian and Jacob Schwartz 34 Czech Parisian police officials said they had been trailing the two men for weeks and that they had recovered S140000 in United States treasury certificates from them A spokesman for Police Com missioner Lewis J Valentine of New York said the Up which led to the arrest of the two suspects came from s beautiful woman with a villa in Monte Carlo and from the Prince of Monaco Parisian police authorities said they were seeking possible accomp lices and that their prisoners would be held temporarily pending a re quest from the United States for their extradition from France long narrow face He said he wore a light brown suit Another of the roup he said carried a half dozen small canvas bags to carry the loot and wore smoked glasses John Super of Clifton and Edward J Murphy of South Paterson cierks employed at the Walnut street station alighted from the train in time to see the holdup As the train came in Murphy and I got off and saw Sutherland come out to meet it Super said I then saw three men step out from the bushes I thought they were commuters As Sutherland turned one of them said to him You stay here Sutherland said What are you doing kidding and he answered kidding hell Move and Ill Wow vour brains out Unable to Sound Alarm Super said he and Murphy went into the station but were un able to sound an alarm because of the presence of the other bandits in the automobile He said the hold up took only three to five min utes Police said the bandit car sped down Lafayette street to Park avenue and out of sight Nutley police said they usually are on hand at the West Nutley station when trains are to bring in money for local banks but said no guard was assigned Friday since the train had no local consignment The train made up of two pas senger cars and the car left Waldwick at a m for its i 28 mile run to Jersey city The en ;