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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 22, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 169 RESCUE GREW REACHES 2 MEN IN MINE Quarreling in Cabinet F R Has Plenty of Trouble Within His Official Family By CHARLES F STEWART A S H I N G T 0 N CPAS Presi dent Roosevelt has plenty of t r o u ble within the ranks of his official family H i s advisers quarrel bitterly among t h e m selves For example The row be tween secretary o f Commerce Daniel C Roper and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins as to what a strike on shipboard Crown Prince Wosan Takes Control of Ethiopia amounts to Secretary Perkins strike Secretary Roper says it is a savs it is a mere strike is not punishable v It may lead up to incidents which are but the strike itself is not Mutiny at sea is severely punish able however Conflicting Views There havent been any strikes actually at sea but there have been several of them on in port and they have delayed some SaSewetary Roper takes the view that the mariners having signed on were at sea to all intents and pur 4 poses Secretary Perkinsreasoning is that a fomast hand simply is a workingraan until his ship casU of and after it has dockedthat he is at perfect legal liberty to quit his whenever he pleases except when his craft literally is on th in Secretary Rogers favor Under martime law a sailor gives his senices for a roundtrip cruise and is not supposed to resign and go ashore on an intermediate wharf any more than he may refuse or ripri on the ocean However times under the Amer ican flag are changing Poor Conditions f Illustratively it is charged that the Morro Castle disaster would not have occurred except for the low pav and poor living conditions of officers and crew on the vessel coupled with consequent bad 7 discipline and inadequate steam ship which Secre tary Ropers department is respon The loss of the Vestris which simply turned turtle off Hatteras in 1928 also is attributed to insuf ficient inspection The Vestris to be sure was a British not an Ameri can craft but she operated out of New York and was subject to American clearance regulations All the same American seaman ship has been much more strmgent ly protected under Yankee law than 7 by any foreign power Fails to Protect The La Follette elder La Fol lette seamens act of a couple of decades ago was designed to place American sailormen on an equal j basis with all American workers on j land Theoretically it should have done so In practice American trade within its tariff wall has been able to fight outside competition at home but it cannot fight it on the free seas Prices of building equipping and 7 manning ships are relatively high here All very well for American coastal trade which can be con trolled But in foreign markets a merchant shipping subsidy is called for The shipowners want it for ob t vious reasons Thev do not seem to want to di vide it with the fomast hands Roosevelt Pays Last Tribute to Adviser FALL RIVER dent Roosevelt came here Wednes day to pay final tribute to his friend and adviser Louis McHenry Howe A huge throng surrounded the railroad station as the presidential special pulled in at a and lined the route to the cemetery to j give tribute to the distinguished cit izen of this city With the family of Howe the President and Mrs Roosevelt left the special train shortly after ar rival from Washington where fu neraJ services were held in the east room of the white house The pro cession started out immediately for the remetery FOLLOWS ORDER OF HAIL F WHO DIRECTS TROOPS i Emperor Reported to Be Making Last Stand on Pass ADDIS ABABA Crown Prince Asfa Wosan took control of j the Ethiopian government Wednes day on direct orders from his fath Emperor Haile Selassie The prince returned to the capi tal from the fightingfront in the midst of reports that his fatthers troops had revolted in mutiny against him in the northern sector The crown prince established his headquarters here Making List Stand Meanwhile Haile Selassie was understood to be making his last stand against Italian troops mov ing southward from Dessye Earlier in the day the emperor was reported to be successful in holding up the advance at Warra Hailu 70 miles south of Dessye It was stated that the king of kings and his men have taken a po sition on the foot high moun tain pass in that region to defend the capital against the strong Ital ian column from the north Fears Are Decreased As a result of the emperors op erations the fears of the popula tion of Addis Ababa decreased The run on the Bank of Ethiopia eased off as the Italian occupation of the capital appeared more dis tant and the British officials of the institution decided to keep operat ing indefinitely Earlier they had announced their intention of closing the bank April 24 Some shops in the city also re opened COMMITTEETO HEAR TOWNSEND Subpoena Issued in Probe by House Group Called for May 5 WASHINGTON F E Townsend founder of the plan to pay monthly pensions to all persons over 60 has been sub penaed to appear May 5 before the committee investigating the Town send movement Sheridan Downey personal coun sel for Dr Townsend said Wednes day the subpena was served on the retired California physician at his Washington hotel Downey said Dr Townsend in sisted that he be allowed to testify as soon as the opportunity presented ON THE INSIDE CLARENCE PRICE Date Set for Appeal on Murder Sentence ON PAGE 2 Safety Council For Wright Is Organized ON PAGE 8 Cliff Hathaway to Run Friday Baseball Class ON PAGE 9 County Supervisors Buy Snow Removal Equipment ON PAGE 16 Plans Completed for Merit Badge Exposition ON PAGE 16 Electric Chair Said to Be Fastest Made at Cook County Jail CHICAGO electric chair described as the fastest working device of its kind in the United States was completed Wednesday at the Cook county Chicago jail Warden Frank Sain said it was designed to reduce the brief but try ing period the condemned must spend in the death chamber He figured the chair rebuilt and mechanized would cut the time re quired to clamp in the victim to 10 seconds Previously from 35 to 40 seconds were spent in fastening the old fashioned belts Under the new setup the straps are inserted in griptype buckles An operator shifts a lever and the belts are pulled tight by a mechan ical process At the same time the leg and arm fastenings and the head piece are adjusted The warden asserted he was con fident Cook county now had the fastest working chair But he will probably have to wait some time for a practical demonstration The most recent execution was 14 months ago Death row is vacant now Enters Plea of Innocent CEDAR RAPIDS Anderson 19 of Iowa City pleaded innocent to an automobile theft charge on arraignment before Dis trict Judge H C Ring who set bond at Army of Foe Near Gate of Addis Ababa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reliable sources in Rome reported that the northern Italian army under Marshal Pietro Badoglio had come within 70 miles of Addis Ababa Emperor Haile Selassie leading a reorganized force of defenders was reported in Addis Ababa as having stemmed the advance of the fascist forces 70 miles south of Dessye his former field headquarters in the north The report said the king of kings was making a stand in the mountains in the Warra Hailu re gion to check the motorized column of the Italians Italian Claims Conflicting Italian reports said this motorized column mounted on hundreds of trucks was encountering little re sistance in its drive from Dessye former field headquarters of Ethio pias emperor Haile Selassie to the capital 165 miles away The Italian commanderinchief in East Africa reported that the south ern army was advancing on the heels of the retreating Ethiopian troops He reported a minor engage ment with the rear guard of the de fenders on the southern front All of Italy meanwhile waited for the signal of an adunta or mobilization which many believed would be called immediately upon the occupation of Addis Ababa by the fascist forces The Ethiopians moved new forces into the mountains northwest of Addis Ababa in an effort to stem the tide of the motorized Italian army on the road to the capital Badoglio May Divert Advance Because of this preparation for de fense on the motor road to the city it was believed Marshal Badoglio might attempt a maneuver to the southeast or east of the Ethiopian capital The German military demonstra tions of recent times has been the inspiration for these fears which have been increased by reports of a strengthening of the nazi air force and the beginning of fortifications in tne former demilitarized zone in the Rhineland Informed quarters believed the anschlus or annexation with Aus tria would be started as a nazi coup in that central European nation BILL ON TAXES CLAIMED TO FIX SYSTEM DEFECT Revenue Yield Placed at Fire Drawn Quickly WASHINGTON the revenue yield at the ways and means committee ma jority farmally recommended its new tax bill to the house Wednesday as a means of correcting the great est defect in our present system of The republican minority already had called the tax plan drafted on President Roosevelts suggestions a vicious threat to the stability of business and Heated Controversy Indicated The opposing views foretold the heated controversy into which the 249 page bill headed as leaders set aside tomorrow for opening debate The democratic committee major ity filing its report on the bill said the new plan of taxing corporation net income with rates fixed accord ing to the proportion of earnings undistributed would provide the remedy for the major defect in the existing tax system by which sur taxes on individuals are avoided by impounding income in corporate Chief Purposes Listed Chief purposes of the proposed change in the method of taxing corporate incomes the report said were To prevent avoidanceof surtax by individuals through the accumula tion of incomes by corporations to remove serious inequities and in eqalities between corporate part nership and individual forms of business organizations and to re move the inequity as between large and small shareholders resulting from the present flat corporate rates Candidates Crowd to Secretary Office for Filing Nominations DES MOINES filing candidates seeking nomination in the June 1 primaries crowded the secretary of states office Wednes day with the filing p a few hours away The filing of Justice Richard F Mitchell of Fort Dodge for demo cratic nomination for governor com pleted the list of known gubernator ial candidates John H Mitchell of Fort Dodge a cousin of Justice Mitchell also filed for the democratic nomination for attorney general spiking rumors he might withdraw Additional entries through letters received in early mails Wednesday swelled the total number of quali fied candidates to 467 Further fil ings are expected to swell the list to well above 500 before the deadline Included in the candidates filed so far are 106 democrats and 155 re publicans for state representatives and 41 democrats and 46 republi cans for state senators Congressional candidates included Edward J Markle R New Hamp ton A C Willford D of Water loo William Galloway R Water loo How Rescuers Fought to Reach Entombed Men Rescuers are shown here at work just before Dr D E Robertson and Alfred Scadding In an old Moose River N S gold mine long of rock and dirt were hauled away in mine were reached cars FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday not so cool in extreme west light to heavy frost in central and east Wednesday night somewhat warmer Thursday MINNESOTA Fair and not quite so cool Wednesday Thurs day increasing cloudiness with risingtemperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 45 Minimum In Night 23 At 8 A M Wednesday 35 Tuesday nights minimum was the lowest recorded since the first week in April There was a bright sun Wednesday morning and the atmosphere was at complete rest FIORENZAGOES BEFORE OFFICER Charged With Attacking and j Killing Mrs Titterton in Apartment NEW YORK Fiorenza taciturn upholsterers helper was arraigned in magistrates court Wednesday on an affidavit charg ing be attacked and killed Mrs Nancy Evans Titterton in her Beek man place apartment April 10 Earlier in police lineup he had readily admitted the crime the de tails of which he confessed Tuesday to Police Commissioner Lewis J Valentine and District Attorney William C Dodge The hearing on the affivadit was postponed until next Tuesday on the request of As sistant District Attorney William ORourke who said he expected an indictment would have been re turned by that time A few hours earlier Fiorenza un shaven and stripped of shoe laces belt and necktie admitted the slaying on monosyllabic answers to questions of detectives in police lineup Upsetting of Truck Causes 102nd Mishap in Iowa During Year DES MOINES Peter son 27 Randall died of a broken back in a hospital here Wednesday the one hundred second traffic ac cident victim in Iowa this year Peterson was riding in a truck driven by Jerome T Peterson also of Randall which overturned on highway 65 just north of the city limits The truck driver told officers he was blinded by the lights of an approaching automobile The two men are not related Wendell De Jong 5 of Maurice became the one hundred first traffic victim last night when he died of injuries suffered Monday night when he was struck by an automo bile in front of his home CHANGE IS SOUGHT IN WEBSTER CITYS GOVERNMENT STYLE Confirmation of J L Lichty as Postmaster at Luveme Is Made WASHINGTON senate confirmed nominations of the fol lowing as Iowa postmasters Rose M Fishbach Granville Vern U Waters Havelock Louis A Hassel brink Kellogg Joseph L Lichty Luverne George M Smith North English Clifford P Shane New Virginia Viola F McCartan Po cahontas Hattie Bandy Redfield Lyman L Defreece Sidney and Pe ter T Belgard Tipton WEBSTER CITY j of this citys 20 year old city ager form of government which has been a model for municipal or ganization of other communities is sought in petitions now in circula tion here The petitions which require 800 signatures ask an election to the ward system of electing councilmen It is proposed to retain the city manager plan by adopting it by or dinance later however At present the city elects only three councilmen and a mayor five of the councilmen by wards and two at large Advocates of the change say their move is inspired by dissention in the present council and the hope that a ward system would provide a council nearer to the public and more amenable to public sentiment In the delegations from oth er cities and towns in Iowa and oth er states have visited Webster City j to study operation of its city man ager plan NEW ARMY TANK BREAKS RECORDS Covers Distance to Rock Island From Dallas in 32 Hours ROCK ISLAND new high speed U S army tank manufactured at the Rock Island arsenal has returned from a test run from Dallas making more mileage in less time than ever made before by an army tank Although records were broken the tank was not making a run for time records The total distance covered was miles a nd the traveling time just a few minutes over 32 hours The longest days run was 342 miles in 10 hours which broke the rec ord for the best days run made in 1934 by the tank that was sent from the arsenal to Washington and which covered 335 miles in 11 hours Earl Trimble arsenal expert drove the tank the entire distance from Dallas He said that at no time was the machine extended to its top speed Peet State Supervisor DES MOINES M Peet of Des Moines announced he has received formal notification of his appointment as state supervisor for the National Union for Social Jus tice in Iowa and declared a cam paign will be organized at once PRICE IS PLACED ON KARPIS HEAD Reward Is Offered for Information to Enemy No 1 WASHINGTON JP Attorney General Cummings Wednesday placed a price on the head of Alvin Karpis public enemy No and his limping pal Harry Campbell The attorney general offered for information furnished to a representative of the federal bureau of investigation which re sults in the apprehension of Alvin and for similar in formation leading to the arrest of Campbell The rewards were offered in spe cial wanted pictures of each of the outlaws Karpis was named Saturday as one of the plotters in the kidnaping of William A Hamm St Paul brewer in June 1933 Iowa Girl 4 Dies From Injuries After Second Story Fall BURLINGTON UP Dorothy Day 4 die at a Burlington hospital Wednesday morning of head injur ies suffered in a fall from a second floor window at her parents home Monday afternoon The little girl daughter of Mr and Mrs Newell C Day died with out regaining consciousness after her fall Her father is district agent for an Iowa life insurance company Surviving besides her parents are three sisters and sevenmonths old twin brothers Strike of Students for Peace Is Called NEW YORK JP College and high school students who felt the cause of world peace could be fur thered by walking out temporarily on their classes were called to a na tionwide strike Wednesday by the American Student Union Faculties too were invited to join the demon stration which was keyed to the opening of a twoyear emergency peace campaign of several organiza tions Golden Held for Theft OMAHA held a man who gave his name as George L Golden of Sioux City in connection with the theft of diamond rings val ued at from the home of Mrs Anna McDowell of Omaha FIRST AID GIVEN PAIR SUFFERING E AGONY Unable to Bring Couple to Mine Surface at Once SEARCH CHRONOLOGY MOOSE RIVER N The chronology of events in the struggle to rescue the imprisoned men in the Moose River Gold mine Wednesday is as follows Times are Atlantic 1 a workers be lieve they are only 12 feet from the clear shaft leading to the men Dr Robertson calls Up he 15 good for 48 hours if necessary a report to surface they talked vith Dr Rob ertson through a thin barrier of earth and rock Joe Simpson dar ing leader of the Stellarton draeg erman returns with two com panions to drive through into the 141 foot level in a last frantic push a at the mine head express belief rescue might be effected by 11 a A S but Michael Dwyer minister of mines believes it will take long er Miners say Dr Robertson told them Scaddings feet are swelled awful a in shafts say they are not sure of distance of entombed men but that it should not take more than one and a half hours to break through the remaining barrier a in shaft say they will break through any minute p report they have broken through to prison cavern 2 p F R Davis min ister of health goes down shaft to administer first aid and hypo dermic to longentombed men Copyright 1336 by The Associated Frei MOOSE F R Davis minister of health of Novia Scotia reached Dr D E Robertson and Charles Alfred Scadding imprisoned underground nearly Id days with a hypodermic needle shortly after 4 p local time 2 p central standard time Wednesday The cabinet minister went to the side of the two entombed men who earlier had been reached by rescue miners in response to a plea from Dr Robertson for the hypodermic to relieve the intense pain he and his companion were suffering from their long exposure Inquest Is Ordered Reports from the 141 foot level where the men were entrapped with Herman Magill Toronto lawyer on Easter Sunday night said that Dr Davis administered a pain allevia ting drug while the rescue crew worked in the passage way leading to the rescue shaft It was believed that it still would be several hours before the men could be brought to the surface owing to the tortuous nature of the passage At the same time authorities or dered an inquest into the death ft Herman Magill Toronto lawyer and second ccowiier of the mine who died Monday of exposure Clearing Loose Dirt Dr Davis was followed into the shaft by stretcher bearers who were expected to bring up the living men and the body of their compan ion But doctors at the mine head said it would be some time be fore the men could be removed Officials indicated that miners were still clearing loose earth from the small twisting passage through which rescuers had penetrated into the prison cavern Shortly after the stretcher bear ers went down a call was sent up for a hack saw and extra blade and it was presumed that a net work of old pipes known to be running through the gold mine working had to be cut before the stretchers could be carried through the pas sage A group of three veteran coal miners memoers of Nova Scotias famous mine rescue organization the draegarmen formed the spear head of the underground attack which reached the noted Toronto surgeon and his friend Ask for Drugs at Once Their companion on the descent into the gold mine on Easter Sun day night Herman Magill died two days ago from privations So unbearable was the pain that the two entombed men suffered that Dr Robertson asked for hypodermic injections at once Three physicians stood ready to give the injection They were Dr F R Davis Nova Scotias minister of health Dr H K MacDonald and Dr Ronald Ranktn At p local time the workers below began sending part ;