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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 27, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COCV ASSOCIATED PRESS W1RK SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY APRIL 27 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 173 Investigate New Deal Demo Chiefs Would Like to Know Who Backs Probe IOWA PENSION HEAD THREATENED By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T ON CPA Demo cratic party man agers w o u 1 d greatly like to know what inter ests arc financing the unofficial in vestigation which unmistakably is in progress and on a large scale into new deal ac tivities of all sorts i Reports have come into quarters from lo cal administra tors in many dif ferent and wide lyscattered parts of the country to the effect that they are sure alpha betical affairs are being There has been several inquiries here and there by the government itself but this is described as being apparently a systematic campaign of snooping engineered by some Snell Scores Tax Bill on House Floor PROFESSOR WHO LOST HIS POST TAKES OWN LIFE Wounds Nebraska University Department LINCOLN John P Weller 40 a foreign lang uage instructor it the University of Nebraska Monday shot and wound ed Dr Harry Kurz head of the de outside would Veern to I partment and then killed himself on be an opulent influence too consid the university campus ering the number of investigators it The universitys board of regents must have in the field to be comj had ordered Weller released and plained of from such a multiplicity I Chancellor E A Burnett said Wcl of areas at once j crs instruction in the department vns not considered good and his re lations with the chairman of the de partment were not Against New i Presumably the information which this supposed staff of inquisitors is gathering is to be used against the new deal in the coming presidential and congressional fight Democratic strategists take it for granted that it will be placed ai the i disposal of the republican national committee and at the disposal of the arrived at the university early Monday went to Dr office and soon both ran into the corridor Two shots were fired from Wellers 32 caliber revolver and one struck Dr Kurz in the right wrist The regents Saturday gave j Weller a years leave of absence at half salary effective from next Scp tember 1 without the privilege of return at the close of his Two Stints Fired committees in charge respectively i of G O P candidacies for seats in the senate and the house of repre sentatives If so it is assumed by the demo crats that it will be used for basing charges of new deal Wont Admit Fear New dealers do not care to admit He fell to the floor and Wcller fled When police surrounded the pro fessor near Nebraska hall on the campus he pressed his revolver that they fear investigation even by his chest and fired a bullet hostile investigators j above his heart He was rushed to All the same they sense some thing sinister in this quiz There is a mystery about it that worries them Besides they are conscious that a batterv of alphabeticals which has been spending monev in billions in the last three years will be lucky j his hand when he f if it cant be revealed as having spent more or less of it unwisely to aav the a hospital but died a few minutes later Held Poison in Hand Kurz said Weller previously had threatened to take his life and that Weller held a bottle of poison in at the chair man of the foreign language depart I ment Kurz injury was not serious and was dressed at the student They dont enjoy the prospect of health department at the institu ON THE INSIDE MANUEL AZANA France Spam Count Results in Elections ON PAGE 2 League Has Signed Own Death ON PAGE 4 2 Bandits Get in Holdup at Lawler ON PAGE 16 Track Performances Raise Olympic Hopes ON PAGE 10 Mason City Leader in Music Meet Entry List ON PAGE 12 NEW M C BANK WILL LOCATE ON FEDERAL AVENUE I Leases Room at Present I Occupied by Larner Clothing Store j Organizers of the United Home Bank and Trust Company Monday announced they had leased the room now occupied by the William Larner I clothing store at 13 South Federal avenue Plans are being made to remodel the room build vaults and install a new front and fixtures for the op j eration of a banking institution The new banking organization which obtained a state charter in March for the opening of a bank in Mason City will be given posses I sion of the proposed bank site on May 16 according to C O Wilkin son spokesman for the group of or ganizers The lease was reported to have been made for a term of years with Attorney C Frederick Beck The Beck Brothers offices are on the second floor of the building The Larner store is to be moved across the street to the room form erly occupied by the Glanvilie Brothers grocery store Mr Larner stated that he planned a general re modeling of the establishment be fore opening his store there Meanwhile the United Home Bank and Trust company will proceed with plans to complete the organ ization including the filing of ar ticles of incorporation arid theelec tion of a board of directors and of ficers The room leased by the bank is 22 feet wide and 165 feet long reaching back to the alley Organ izers of the new institution were at work Monday on details of plans for fitting the rooms up for a bank ing institution WALLACE FORMALLY CHANGES ALLEGIANCE TO DEMOCRAT PARTY DES MOINES Henry A Wallace the new deals secretary of agriculture for m a 11 y changed his political par ty from republi can to democrat ic Monday Notice of the secre tarys change of allegi ance and that of his wifes was filed with Polk County Auditor Ernest Olmsted Recently lowij democrats talked of naming Wal lace as delegate at large to the national convention but the secretarys office in Wash p indicated he did not favor this selection though he was planning then to change his party affiliation Friends of Wallace here said he has regarded himself as a democrat but was in no hurry formally to change his party affiliation since he was in Washington and was not closely concerned with the Iowa pol itical situation A WALLACE received his masters having a succession of sucn revcia Hon tions sprung on them suddenly I Weller from day to day as the campaign degree from Stanford university wags along j joined the faculty here in 1P2S Uni Uncovered Tno j versity officials said he was unmar Th senate and the house of resentatives do indeed have a comj Dr Kur7 hcre jn from college at Galcsburg 111 HIGHWAY TOLL MOUNTS T0106 lowan Who Suffered Stroke While Driving His Automobile Dies QR mittee each to investigate campaign practices as the campaign pro gresses These committees of course will be democratically dominated this year They may between now and next November discover what outfit in i usiitu num spired the current snoop if an had left thg building Na and hold it to be unfair But what good will that j the snoop already has yielded re changed votes on the strength of its publicity Xo Rood at all MT PLEASANT Warren Rushes From Room Hearing a shot Prof H Saenz Spanish instructor rushed from his classroom and found Dr Kurz the floor in the hall Students from nearby classrooms but than Allen a student said he saw run from University Hall after the shooting Students of Wellers French class said Kurz was shot just outside The G O P national committee their classroom door apparently to tell the truth is not much sus after the head of the depart pcctcd Whose Cash Is It Not that the new dealers don think the G O P committee has the disposition to investigate the 6 Lose Lives in Week With Rukgaber 40 of the Rukgaber Mo Increase m Driving Due to Good Weather BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS the building about alphabetical or that it will hesi tate to use any antinew deal stuff that investigators may dig up but they dont believe that the commit tee has the money to pay for so seemingly intensive an inquisition as this appears to be Their notion is that folk affiliated with the American Liberty league the Sentinels the Southern Com mittee to Uphold the Constitution or maybe members of the United States Chamber of Commerce or the National Manufacturers asso ciation are putting up the cash It has the earmarks of an ex pensive crusade anyway And it is well managed It has given the jitters to the local offi cials of alphabeticaldom mcnt entered a m Backed Against Wall Mrs H H Golden of Palmer mother of a coed said Kurz ran out of his office and Wcller followed ftim closely In the hallway she said Kurz backed against the wall and Wollcr fired two shots the first go ing wild The second shot struck the department chairmans right wrist and he fell to the floor Kurz said Weller made no statement to nim Monday before the shooting Weller was born in Chelsea Mass He had taught at Stanford the Uni versities of Texas and Tennessee Iowas 1936 highway fatality toll mounted Monday to 106 A week of crowded highways as drivers took advantage of warmer weather resulted in accidents which claimed six lives Latest of the deaths was that of Herman Newman 61 of Bassett Monday morning in an Eldora hos pital Deaths earlier in the week includ ed that of George Tones wel known Des Moines insurance man who was hit by a car in DesMoincs Thurs day DUBUQIJE MAN BELIEVED HITRUN CAR VICTIM DUBUQUE Officials ex pressed the belief Monday that a hit the death of James Casey 43 for mer deputy sheriff early Monday morning He had been found lying in a semiconscious condition in an alley in the business section An autopsy revealed that several ribs and his tor company died Monday morning at 7 oclock as the result of a stroke of apoplexy Sunday night He was stricken while driving his car home after a visit at the home of his par ents who had just returned from a stay in Florida His wife shut off the motor of their car when Mr Rukgaber slumped over the steer ing wheel Besides Mrs Rukgaber he is sur vived by four children and also a New York school before pelvis bone had been fractured and Girl Weighing Only 3 Pounds 2 Ounces Born at Davenport DAVENPORT tiny daughter weighing only 3 pounds 2 ounces was born Monday morning to Mr and Mrs Leroy Marten in St Lukes hospital here The baby was immediately placed in an incu bator and was reported to be doing This is the third baby weighing under 4 pounds born in Davenport this month coming here Winner at First Iowa Track Meet Took Off Shoes in Muddy Run CLINTON Iowa Daily Press Bu the many interesting facts about early sports events con tained in this weeks Exploring the History of Iowa article by John E Eriggs is a description of C P Chase of Clinton who ran a half mile race in the first Iowa track meet in Grinnell June 6 1S90 J McJJrath of Grinnell was the winner after Chase led nearly all the way Mr Chase recalls that the track was extremely muddy He didnt start beating me until he took off his shoes and finished in j ss a malicious killer and on his bare Mr Chase says other as an intoxicated youth HOCKE TO SERVE LIFE IN PRISON Davenport Man Who Killed Lifelong Friend Gets Sentence other parts of his body badly bruised Authorities considered it possible Casey had been struck some place else and carried to where he was found Suffer Severe Injuries Barbour and Aud ra Gibbs both of Greenfield suf fered seveer injuries when they were struck by a car driven by a hit and run driver LEAVE DESSYE FOR ADDIS ABABA Motorized Column of Troops Drives on Capital of Ethiopia By ASSOCIATED PRESS A motorized column of troops from Marshal Pietro Eadog lios northern army drove down the imperial Ethiopian highway Mon day enroute from Dessye lo Addis Ababa The fascist commanderinchief in East Africa sent out this column of white Italian soldiers Sunday morn ing to augment the advance guard of native Askari warriors already advanced in positions far up the DessyeAddis Ababa road Over Trucks Over trucks bearing soldiers and supplies formed this cavalcade chosen from the troops who recently arrived in Dessye for this assault on the Ethiopian capital No opposition has been encounter ed by the main army on the drive since the capture of Lake Ashangi about half way between Dessye and an earlier Italian outpost of the war at Makale in the north Marshal Badoglio reported his southern army under Gen Rodolfo Graziani was menacing Sasa Baneh strategic outpost of Harar second city of Ethiopia lying near the only railway line in Ethiopia Three Columns of Troops Three columns of fascist troops were menacing the southern city from three sides after a battle last Friday in which Italian sources re ported Ethiopians killed An Italian airplane circling over Addis Ababa dropped a warning leaflet to the population saying the city would be destroyed if any re sistance would be offered to the fas cist occupation The leaflet called on the people to desert Emperor Haile Selassie and pledge allegiance to Italy who a occupying Ethiopia for civ OPPOSED TO ANY NEW LEVIES FOR or TfeWeather DAVENPORT Hocke 26 Monday was sentenced to life imprisonment for the fatal shooting on Feb 29 of Elmer Pete Bahns lifelong friend during an argument Judge F D Kelsey last Friday pronounced Hocke guilty of second degree murder after hearing the ev idence without a jury following Hockes plea of guilty shortly be fore his case was to go on trial last Wednesday During the closing arguments Hocke was pictured on the one hand the not Farm Bureau Head Urges Support of Federal Bills DES MOINES T Francis Johnson Iowa Farm Bureau presi dent called Monday upon the 000 Farm Bureau minute men to tvhip up united support in Iowa for two bills to congress providing for continuance of the per cent federal farm loan mortgage interest rate The Wheeler amendment to the farm credit Johnson warned will expire June 30 and unless these bills are adopted continuing the 3M per cent rates farm loan interest rates will go up to 4 per cent An increase of u per cent will approximately federal land bank loans The two bills in congress one before the senate the other before the house call for extension of the per cent rate two more years Under present John son said with agriculture still far from parity income farmers have perfectly logical justification for asking continuation of the low in terest The Farm Bureau president also urged Iowa farmers to support the commodity exchange bill now be fore congress This bill he ex FORECAST IOWA Cloudy to partly cloudy Monday night and Tuesday local thunderstorms In extreme east portion Monday afternoon and Monday night somewhat cooler i Tuesday in north portion Calls G 0 P Meeting to Discuss Strategy on Measure WASHINGTON Leader Snell plunged into the house controversy over the tax bill Monday with the assertion that no sober minded man should vote for new taxes on our people to further encourage this shameful extravagance of po litical Snell who earlier had called his party members to meet Monday night to map strategy to pursue when the measure reaches the amendment stage Tuesday said he believed the bill would destroy many small and struggling business It will create monopolies and place additional hardships on small organizations which have depleted their reserves during the depres he contended LaFollette to Fight j Difficulties confronting the bulky tax measure were emphasized fur ther when Senator LaFollette told newsmen he would fight senate Before Snell spoke Representa tive Vinson member of the house ways and means commit tee which wrote the bill had de fended the measure terming at tacks against it glittering general The committee Vinson said at tempted to provide a bill that would be just to the Promises Not Kept Three times Snell said congress has been told in the presidents bud get message that no new taxes would be needed and each time has been called upon later to pass a new tax bill Meanwhile the senate finance committee continued to hear tax ex perts in executive session Rivers and harbors congress heard Secretary Wallace plead for a co ordinated water system to check rapid runoff of moisture and Sena tor Robinson DArk urge creation of a national agency to formulate a flood control program Other developments Puerto Rican Freedom Luis MunozMarin Puerto Rican liberal party leader prepared amendments to the independence bill introduced by Senator Tydings He said he sought to make the measure a genuine indepen dence proposal I Representatives Russell and Hea Receives Threat BYRON G ALLEN 2 Ships Able to Proceed Without Aid NEW YORK freighters crippled in midAtlantic during a heavy gales proceeded without as sistance Monday after three liners had swung from their courses to give aid The Ivanboe owned by the Nor asiatic line broke a rudder Sunday but when the Polish liner Pilsudski reached her side Monday morning she said she needed no immediate help and would await a salvage tug A few hours later the British freighter St Quentin toward which the luxury liners Bremen and Wash ington were plowing through heavy seas sent word she would continue unaided Weather moderating Sustained considerable deck structure dam said the message from the master of the St Quentin which carries a crew of about 30 Aftereffecting repairs to steer ing gear wili proceed this afternoon without assistance Thank vou There was no word from a third British freighter Rush Sunday reported diffi culties Shippink officials here ex pressed the belief she was in no fur ther danger and had gone on her way legislation to pay service charges to cities on slum clearance and low cost housing projects to replace lo cal revenues lost through inability to tax federally owned property House supporters of the Robin sonPatman antiprice discrimina tion bill charged that some large interests are coercing their em ployes to protest against its pas sage Businessmen Rallied Gathering for the beginning of their annual convention Tuesday members of the Chamber of Com merce of the United States heard one of their leaders urge business to form a solid front to defend any of its sectors subject to unfair In an address prepared for deliv ery at a preliminary session Vice President Philip J Fay San Fran cisco said Too long have we per mitted men intent only upon the NO DECISION ON GUFFEY COAL ACT 12 Opinions All of Them Unanimous Given by Supreme Court WASHINGTON su preme court Monday again deferreJ speaking its mind on whether the Guffey coal act squares with the constitution An audience of officials lawyers and businessmen sat through the readingof numerous decisions with out hearing the much awaited one affecting the bituminous coal in dustry Next Monday is now the next day on which the decision may be hand ed down Arguments were complet ed 46 days ago Twelve opinions all unanimous were delivered by the justices be fore beginning the final week of ar guments prior to adjournment for the summer in early June 16 Cases Argued Sixteen cases including Guffey have been argued and await deci sion The court also announced Monday whether it would review approxi mately 40 cases appealed from low er courts Among those settled Monday A decree by the southern New York federal district court holding the International Business Ma NOTES TO ALLEN TALK OF TAKING HIMTOR RIDE Officials of State Bureau in Hunt for Authors of Letters DES MOINES bureau of investigation officials disclosed Monday that they are investigating the authorship of threatening let ters received by Byron G Allen secretary of the state old age as sistance commission The letters threatened to shoot you off your front porch and to take you for a Allen and Chief Glen Schmidt of the inves tigation bureau said Allen said he had been inclined upon receipt of two letters about a month ago to treat the matter as the work of but finally on the advice of friends had re ported it to the investigation bu reau when the mails brought more letters Check Every Day State agents as a precautionary measure are checking with Allen on his whereabouts daily Schmidt said Allen calls the bureau as he leaves on trips between the state house and his home The bureau meanwhile is check ing the writing on the unsigned scrawled letters against signatures on old age pension application cards and has one other lead which may bring some Schmidt said The first two letters complained of nonpayment of pensions to aged in Polk county The envelopes car ried Des Moines postmarks Thefirst letter read A Little B S Allon old age man at statehouse dear sir This is a little notis that you had better pay every old man and woman in Polk county there pension for 2 months which is 29 dolars rite away or you may get to take a ride some evening a long one and take a long while to get back Some of us hunted Indons and shot a cats eye out at 200 yard and not touch a hair We no you have got the money We can figer as well as you can You had 2 million and 5 hundred thousand in July and August beside what you got from the government and 1 million you loaned to the bank at 1 per cent Dont think we dont no any This is a lot of us Pretty smart i resDoasible for his actions add millions to the annual expenses I plained is aimed to curb wild spec of farmers In Iowa alone there are I ulation in farm commodities MiNNESOTA Cloudy to partly cloudy Monday night and Tues day showers in east portion Mon day night colder Tuesday and in west and extreme north Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 59 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Monday 46 Rainfall 03 of an Inch Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 56 Minimum in Night 3 At 8 A M Sunday 38 political benefit of the moment to j chines corporation of New York go unchallenged in their muckrackj city had the antitrust laws ing of American business Attacks New Deal He also attacked several new deal measures on the ground they crip ple and retard Dr E 0 Lawrence of the Uni versity of California told the Nation al Academy of Sciences of possible uses of a new atomsmashing ma chine jn the treatment of human dis eases A neutron ray projected from the machine may be even more valuable in certain kinds of therapy than is the xray it was said The senate moved into debate on the Vandenburg resolution calling on Secretary Wallace to make pub lic the names of all who received or more in AAA benefits Senator Connally coun tered with a proposal that the names of those benefiting i or more from tariffs be published was affirmed The court uphdd the valuation fixed by Secretary Wal lace on the property of the St Jo seph Stockyards company and his order reducing service charges Railroads Lose Case Idaho won its four year protest against abandonment by the Oregon Short Line Railroad company of a nine mile railroaa track to the states only coal mines The Pennsylvania and three other railroads lost their contention that coal mined in Pennsylvania and sold in Ohio should pay interstate freight rates instead of lower charges pre scribed by the Ohio utilities com mission A 1919 Illinois law placing farm produce dealers under license and r is a large one plow furrows aound bond was considered valid i it before touching it off he said Dont this a joke It is not Answer in the Tribune if you want Second Plane Load of Medical Equipment Sent to Scadding HALIFAX N second plane load of medical equipment was being brought from Toronto Monday for the treatment of Charles Alfred Scudding one of the two survivors of a 10 day entomb ment in the Moose River gold mine The physicians attending Scad ding who contracted trench feet during his long confinement and exposure announced The condition of his feet and legs is so greatly improved that we can hope that surgical interference will be PYLE WARNS OF BLAZE DANGERS States Fire Marshal Says Spring Housecleaning Major Cause DES MOINES Iowa Daily Press increase in the number of fires over the state Mon day caused State Fire Marshal J Vincent Pyle to warn lowans of blaze dangers in spring houseclean ing Use of gasoline in cleaning waxed floors rugs and in other ways has resulted in fires which have gained headway because of the condition of homes crowded by disarranged fur niture Pyle said Movement of par lor Samps and radio wires in the process adds to the hazards because of increased possibility of he said Pyle also warned farm wives that use of brooder stoves in barns might result in cancellation of fire insur ance policies The fire marshal also sug geuted that more care be taken in buiming brush and leaves If the pile A ;