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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 29, 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 COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY APRIL THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 175 Convention IfsandAnds Landon Will Start With Plurality of Votes By CHARLES P STEWART rf t L fact that Gov Alfred M Landon of Kansas undoubt edly will start with a plurality of voles at the re publicans Cleve land convention doesnt at all prove that he fin ally will get a majority presi dentially nomina ting him He will fall short of the nom ination on the first ballot He never may as many votes subsequently as he probablywill get the first time Certainly he will get no accretion from Senator William E Borahs following But neither will Borah get any ac cretion from Landon Colonel Frank Knox will start as secondary to Landon then will slump to no account After that maybe Landon will pick up Knoxs and some other strength and be nominated But Landon is too conservative for the Borahites and others Per haps these will swing to Senator Ar thur H Vandenberg who is not so progressive as Borah but more so than Landon or he will be nominated IJ All Fail I should guess Vandenberg as at least a 5050 bet For some reason some good au thorities gamble on Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa because he is the most consistent antiNew Dealer prominently in public life I see him though he will get a few votes But supposing Landon Borah Knox Vandenberg and Dickinson in order to be eliminated Who ttien Plenty of good judges believe that the republican nominee will be someone whose name has not been mentioned at all To stand the ghost of a show election it generally is agreed in Washington that he will have to be an extraordinary happy G 0 P accident For Vice President There is considerable speculation among republicans as to who the republican vice presidential candi date may be It is impossible to tell until the presidential candidate is chosen If the agricultural west gets the first place on the ticket the indus trial east will get second with qualifications For example if Borah were nomi nated for president Representative James W Wadsworth of New York an ultraconservative would be an impossible running mate with him But he would fit Governor Landon very well would even squeeze by with Senator Vandenberg As to an knows Among other vice presidential candidates spoken of on the republi can ticket has been Gov Harold G Hoffman of New Jersey Hoffman Governor Hoffman apparently has been queered by the Hauptmann case Writing to a friend of mine Strickland Gillilan the broadcast er i the governor says I have done my share of kissing the babies and waving the flag but whenever I have been faced with the necessity of what seemed to me to be a vital issue I have always done the thing that my heart told me was right and such a thought always has been accompanied by the deci sion To hell with the votes they 11 take care of My participation in the Haupt mann case which is considered so bad that even my best friends tell me about it followed one of these decisions and I have a deep and abiding belief that time will prove I was entirely right in the HOUSE PASSES TAX BILL 26793 PENNSYLVANIAS DEMOCRAT VOTE STRONG FOR Fl Landon Easy Victor in G 0 P Primary in Massachusetts PHILADELPHIA Roosevelt maintained his big lead over Col Henry Breckinridge as further returns were received from Tuesdays presidential preferential primary Figures from of the districts in the state gave Roose velt and Breckinridge 839 In the republican preferential Senator William E Borah in districts received Borah was unopposed The figures include the complete democratic and republican vote in Philadelphia where Roosevelt re ceived Breckinridge and Borah The vote for the presidential pref erences was not tabulated in a num ber of counties because of a lack of interest From these returns both republi can and democratic political observ ers sought possible indication of the way the industrial east may take in this presidential election year L VOTE KXCEEDS THAT OF ALL OTHERS BOSTON Alf M Lan don of ansas was given the largest republican write in vote in the Massachusetts presidential prefer ence primary exceeding that of all others on republican ballots com plete returns showed Wednesday It was uncertain how many of the republicans who voted for delegates to the national and state conven tions also expressed themselves di rectly as to their choice for presi dential nominee No tabulation was made of the total vote for delegates as compared with the total prefer ence vote Complete returns from Massachu setts election precincts gave Borah Hoover Knox Landon Vandenberg AT CEDAR RAPIDS Widow of Judge at Charles City Succumbs to Long Illness CHARLES Florence Kelley widow of Judge C H Kelley died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter Mrs Grif fith Wodtke in Cedar Rapids She had been in failing health since the death of her husband who died three years ago I The body will be brought to Charles City for burial Funeral services will be held Friday after noon at the Fredericksburg funeral home Mrs Kelley was born in Rock ford IllShe leaves one daughter in Cedar Rapids three grandchil dren and a sister Mrs Tom Boyn ton of Forest City Judge Kelley was on the bench for many years in this judicial district Man Killed by Train at Eagle Grove Trenton Relief Army in Prayer CONKLIN PUSHES MAIL TRUCK TOO CLOSE TO TRACK Locomotive Hits Truck and Victim 67 Is Fatally Hurt EAGLE by the hand drawn mail truck which bad been placed too close to the tracks and was hit bv a locomotive Charles Conklin 67 was fatally in jured about2 oclock Wednesday morning near the passinger station of the Chicago Great Western rail road Italian Army in Southern Ethiopia Halted by Rains Motorized Column in North Moves Toward Addis Ababa By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS The Italian army campaigning against the southern Ethiopian city of Sasa Baneh was temporarily halted in its operations by tropical rains Wednesday as the northern motorized column continued along the imperial highway to Addis Ababa Dispatches from the southern front said the ground around Sasa Baneh had been turned into a sea of mud by the steady downpour of the last two days and the armies attacking the Ethiopian positions from three sides were ordered to Gets Sentence remain in the points already Mr Conklin a resident of Eagle cupied The army of unemployed who took over the New Jersey state assembly chamber in Trenton to force the legislature to pass emer gency relief legislation stand with bowed heads as they participate in prayer senIces The service Is being led by Johnny Spain front left who also is the speaker in the mock assembly sessions which the in vaders hold and pass bills for relief Central Press Two Claim to Be Mayor of Webster City WEBSTER CITY city had two claimants to the office of mayor Wednesday and municipal business so far as the city council was concerned remained at a stand still A special council session ad journed Tuesday night without action because Fred Hahne and E E Schroeder both contended they legally hold the title of mayor Hahne was elected mayor more than a year ago but the council last week declared the mayoralty vacant and chose Schroeder for the position This action was not binding Hahne contends as the council can reor ganize only when new members are elected and there was no election this spring The other two members of the council contend that the mayoralty may be vacated by a majority of the council at any time Webster City for nearly a score of years has op erated under a city manager form of government Attorney General OConnors of fice has been asked for a ruling on the questions raised in the con troversy Meanwhile petitions in circulation here propose a return to the ward system of electing alder men Hahne in a notice given County Treasurer J K Fear said he claims the office any pretended record made by the city council to the con trary Fear said he probably will re frain from turning over any funds to the city until the question of who is mayor has been settled TteWeather North and Western Iowa Are Warned to Prepare for Frost DES MOINES weather man warned north and west Iowa to prepare for frost Wednesday night but said temperatures would start rising Thursday even though cloudy weather is apt to continue Inwood in northwest Iowa re ported a low of 30 degrees early Wednesday and some frost Tem peratures in the west and north the weatherman said piobably would go this low or a little lower Wednesday night Clouds mantled the state Wed nesday and rain was reported in western Iowa Sioux City measur ing 04 of an inch Council Bluffs 02 and Des Moines 14 Tuesdays high temperature was 78 at Burlington FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy cooler In east and portions much cooler in extreme east portion Wed nesday night possibly frost in west and north portions Thurs day partly cloudy with rising temperature except In extreme southeast portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler In extreme southeast rising temperature in northwest Wed nesday night warmer Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 72 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A M Wednesday 41 The mercury Tuesday climbed to within 5 degrees of the April high mark established on the afternoon of April 19 Wednesday however was both chilly and cloudy Rep Nazi Plot to Putsch in Hungary Uncovered Engineer BUDAPEST an nounced Wednesday that by simul taneous raids in several districts they had uncovered a nazi plot to engineer some kind of a putsch about May 1 Eighteen Hungarian nazi including Dr Zoltan Boszormeny reputed to be national chief of movement were arrested Woman UlCS O Authorities said thev found 40 uniforms of generals and colonels of the Hungarian army in Dr Boszor menys home JOBLESS OFFER RELIEF PROGRAM Demand Immediate Action by N J Legislature Urge Four Tax Plan TRENTON N Jer seys unemployed who for nine days have occupied the state assembly chamber a protest against the legislatures failure to provide re lief funds demanded immediate ac tion Wednesday and offered a four tax program of their own to solve the crisis As legislators returned to the capitol for another of their many efforts to try to break the deadlock preventing enactment of a relief program the unemployed called for passage of a graduated income tax bill a tax on surpluses of corpora tions and taxes on excess profits snd intangible property They said they were against a sales tax as taxing the poor to feed the j Plea to Legislature j In the name of the thousands of hungry they said in a plea to the legislature the Work ers Alliance of New Jersey calls upon you to lay aside all political considerations and fearlessly serve the citizens of the state you were elected to The unemployed group which moved into the assembly room April 21 and promised to remain until the lawmakers found money to provide for them was wavering in its deci sion to retain possession of the chamber One faction sought to leave Monday night but was out voted by another wishing to remain until Wednesday at feast Confer on Plan While the demonstrators who have spent much of their time in mock sessions of the assembly were deciding whether to evacuate re publican leaders planned to spend most of the day conferring on the latest relief plan They expected to push through Wednesday nights session of the legislature a measure which would return direct supervision of relief to municipalities and establish a state house commission composed of the governor and other state officials as the dispenser of relief funds Grove had been employed in carry ing the mail bag from the postoffice to the train He had the mail on a truck drawn up beside the tracks as usual for the quick shifting of mail to the mail car Wednesday morning however this was too close to the tracks and as the train cams by it caught the truck and shoved it against Mr Conklin with considerable force Mr Conklin suffered a fractured skull He was taken to his home and given treatment but died a short time afterward Surviving are his wife and child ren two of whom reside in Eagle Grove Lloyd Conklin and Mrs John Prehm Funeral arrangements have not been made yet Minneapolis Woman Killed in CarTruck Crash Near GRINNELL Eleanor Burroughs Halloran 52 Minne apolis was killed Wednesday night one mile east of here when the au tomobile she was driving crashed i headon with a truck driven by C i F Mates of Downey Mo Mrs Hallorans brother James Burroughs of Newton was slightly injured and after receiving treat The ideal weather north of the Addis AbabaDjibouti railway al lowed the motorized column under Marshal Pietro Badoglio to con tinue forward meeting little oppo sition from the native defenders French Cabinet Gossip Reports circulatedin Paris po litical circles that Leon Blum so cialist leader would be asked to form a new cabinet when the chamber of deputies meets after next Sundays runoff voting to elect deputies for those districts where candidates failed to receive a decisive majority last Sunday Thfc left majority expected in the new parliament in supporting Blums premiership would install the first regular socialist to head the French government As Egyptians jnourned the pass ing of their ruler the late king Fuad the new monarch 16 year old Farouk planned to leave England for his native land Election in Europe Before he arrived however the country would choose a new parlia ment which would install the three regents to guide the young mon arch Many questions relating to Anglo Egyptian friendship and to the tension resulting from the Italo Ethiopian war stood before the western provinces ana to me rc ment at a hospital here was taken lu iGerman Bavaria were government as the king prepared to come home Austrian troop movements toward western provinces and to the region home Mrs Hallorans husband was killed in a similar accident a year ago The Hallorans resided in Grin nell until three years ago Prominent in Grinnell society Mrs Halloran had served as worthy matron of the Grinnell chapter of the order of the Eastern Star Jury Deliberates for 29 Hours Dismissed CEDAR RAPIDS lift District Judge John T Moffit dismissed the jury considering a personal damage suit of LeRoy Wildman 16 of Johnson county against Frank S Mitvalsky of Cedar Rapids after it failed to agree after deliberating 29 hours and 15 minutes Received Preparing Meal at Farm Home ATLANTIC Clair Hines 28 former Exira high school teacher died in a hospital here Wednesday of burns suffered while preparing the noon meal at her farm home near Griswold Tuesday Her clothing was ignited by ker osene which was used to start fire in the kitchen stove With her clothing a mass of flames Mrs Hines rushed out to the back porch where her husband and a farm hand extinguished the flames ON THE INSIDE MflLO RENO Reno Holds His Own Against Flu Attack ON PAGE 2 High School Musicians Leave for Iowa City ON PAGE 7 Cattle and Hogs Weak as Lamb Prices Gain ON PAGE 14 Mrs Klemme Pioneer of Winneshiek Dies ON PAGE 8 served in Vienna The government explained the operations as merely Alpine training for the soldiers REPUTED HEIR TO GOLD MINE HELD Says He Must Marry Widow With Children to Get Huge Fortune DAVENPORT F Jennings 58 reputed heir to 000 and gold mining property in Alaska sat in a jail cell here Wed nesday because he proposed to a candy store counter clerk in a store here Police were investigating his ac tivities after finding a batch of let ters from widows who are believed to have given the man fees for fil ing claims on gold mining property described in a purported will in which he claims to be mentioned Shows Widows Pictures He was taker into custody by de tectives after he displayed a num ber of pictures of widows whom he claimed sought his hand in order to participate in his legacy He sup ported his contention by showing his prospects dozens of photo graphs of young widows he claimed were interested in his proposition Conditions of the will Jennings carries stipulates he must marry a widow with one or more children Check His Baggage Officers checked his baggage and found many letters from women who had given him fees ranging from to for filing claims on land in Alaska where part of prop erty listed in the purported will is located In his cell today Jennings told re porters I dont care what you write about me Write or wire Wal ter Winchell He will tell you I am no fake I am just trying to abide by the terms of a will left by my brother who died in Seek Beer Dance Separation DES MOINES to divorce dancing from places in which beer is sold the Des Moines Ministerial association announced a committee of its members would demand such action of the city council Thursday ALLENTOWN penitentiary sentence of 25 to 50 years was imposed Wednesday upon Richard D Taylor Akron washing machine salesman who kidnaped 10 year old Henry T Koch for ransom less than a week ago It was Taylors first offense the court was told He pleaded 3 MEN KILLED IN TWO EXPLOSIONS Two Die in Flaming Wreck of Car Third Victim of Dynamite Blast COUNCIL BLUFFS men were killed Wednesday in two explosions and the fire resulting from one near here At Glenwood about 18 miles south of here Paul 24 and Don ald Bartholomew 34 died early Wednesday morning in the flaming wreckage of their automobile which left a highway Officers investigating the acci dent said they believed the fire started when a five gallon can of gasoline in the brothers car explod ed Paul lived in Omaha Donald in Glenwood The officers said the brothers were probably trying to throw the burning can from the car when the automobile lelt the road throwing their bodies 10 feet from it William Miller 78 died Wednes day morning when a charge of dynamite with which he was blast ing stumps on his farm 12 miles north of here exploded premature ly Miller was lighting a fuse on a charge of four sticks of dynamite Investigators believe the high wind prevented him from seeing the charge was lighted He was still applying matches to the fuse when the dynamite exploded His body was blown 90 feet SWING TOWARD ACT SEEN AMONG SENATE DEMOS Appropriation for Relief Next Big Business to Come Up tax bill next to last major item on the administrations legis lative program was passed over whelmingly Wednesday by the house A senate committee was ready to begin public hearings in order to get the measure before the senate quickly This left President Roosevelts re quest for a relief ap propriation the next big business to come before the house Some lead ers believed it would be after the national party conventions before both issues are settled and the law makers go home for campaigning Speaker Byrns announced the tax bill vote as 267 to 93 The vote of the Iowa delegation on the tax bill Republicans voting Gwynne Thurston Democrats votingfor the Biermann Eicher Gillette Jacob sen Wearin Goes to Senate The bulky measure designed to raise funds to meet bonus and farm relief costs and embracing a com plete revision of the corporate tax LINEUP ON TAX BILL WASHINGTON is the party lineup on the tax hill roll call in the house Wednesday Democrats for 253 Republicans for 4 Progressives for 7 FarmerLabor for 3 Total for 267 Democrats against 11 Republicans against 82 Total against 93 Paired 30 Not voting 38 Vacancies 7 Total house membership 435 Sample Hats Valued at More Than Stolen at Clinton CLINTON hats val ued at more than were stolen Tuesday night from the automobile of A L Shaughnesy Chicago a salesman while he was making a business call It was the second theft of wearing apparel here within a few weeks a store recently having been robbed of in womens garments Fire at Perry Does Damage of PERRY swept through a farm implement storage building owned by the McCreary Hardware company here Wednesday inflicting damage estimated at The principal loss waa on a car load of new farm implements placed in the building Monday Accuses His Wife of Infidelity Kills Her EAST ST LOUIS ac cusing her of infidelity Ernest L Bennett 39 years old Wednesday shot and fatally wounded his wife police said The officers quoted Ben nett as saying he had suspected his wife Margaret 37 of carrying on an affair for the last three years system now goes to the senate where the finance committee al ready has begun its consideration Thursday Secretary Morgenthau will testify before the committee at its first public hearing A somewhat warmer reception awaited the measure in the senate committee than it would have re ceived last week Criticism of the proposal was less in evidence among the democratic committee members and many of them were forecasting its approval The major feature of the bill was a tax on corporation income grad uated on the basis of earnings with held from distribution to stockhold ers See Extra Revenue Linked with application of the normal 4 per cent income tax on dividends it is expected to bring in additional to help meet President Roosevelts request for farm and bonus funds I The vote on passage cleft along party lines was a mere formality which sealed the tentative approval given the bill Tuesday With only four proposed by the ways and means committee m charge of the legislation the 236 page measure had been hustled through the amendment stage with such speed as to give rise to pro tests of unfair and steam roller tactics Its backers claim it will lead o more equitable taxation particular ly as between corporations and part nerships and at the same time re move the greatest loophole for tax ability of individuals to avoid high surtaxes on incomes by impounding income in corporate surpluses Would Shake Business Republicans contended the bill would shake the stability of busi ness tend toward creation of monop olies and fall far short of its esti mated yield They have branded it dangerous unsound vicious and rad ical In addition to the revenue to pro duce from the new corporate tax plan is expected from an 80 per cent windfall levy on processors who did not pay AAA processing taxes and from temporary continuation of ex cess profits and capital stock taxes The latter ultimately would be repealed along with the present corporate income tax rf 12 to 15 per cent on Corporations The new corporation rates would range up to 2914 per cent for cor porations with taxable income of or and up to 42 Vi Per ;