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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 30, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 30 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 176 HIGHWAY PATROLMAN DIES OF WOUND To Control Convention Conservatives Will Rule Machinery of G 0 P By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON I As p r e v i ously re marked in this f f column the re publican manag ers appear Italians Reported Entering Addis Ababa to ator Steiwer of Ore gon as then Cleveland It e y noter with a view to placating Senator William E Borah of Ida ho But do they imagine that Senator Borah will be satisfied with a teaspoon of liberality in the form of Senator Steiwer in the keynoters role in comparison with two whole tureens ful of conservatism in the form of Representative Bertrand H Snell of New York and exRepresentative John Q Tilson of Connecticut re spectively as permanent chairman and parliamentarian of the G O P convention If that mixture goes down with the Idaho statesman he is easy to he hasnt that reputa tion A Mild Progressive Steiwer to be sure as also has been said before is a very mild pro and a close legislative and perhaps personal friend of Borahs But all that a convention keynot er does is to make the initial speech The platform doesnt have to fol low what he says I The nominee dosnt have to be the individual he indicates Generally the keynoter the plat form framers and the nominating influences all are of one mind but j this time maybe it will be other wise May Cause Split If Steiwer makes a proBorah speech such managers as Represen tative Snell and Colonel Tilson cer tainly will disregard it That will cause a split d if Steiwer is not vehemently proBorahs program the Idaho sol on assuredly will remain unrecon 01 Borah will be alienated in either case He will take a That is what the G 0 P man aers want to prevent But the com promise they offer It isnt much of a compromise A weakkneed UD eral offered to Borah An ultracon servative control claimed by them selves UltraConservatives Congressman Snell He is a likable old cheesemaker from Potsdam N Y But politically and economically he is reactionary to say conservative His nickname is Hardboiled And the conventions parliamen tarian Colonel Tilson The colonel is as likable aa Snell but he was leader in the house of representatives in the most ultra conservative days of G O P con trol Both are 100 per cent Old Guards men Steiwer is 10 to 15 per cent a liberal no radical whatever At the republican convention Steiwer will mcke his speech How liberal it will be is prob lematic Control Machinery Then Representative Snell will assume authority His rulings will be dicated to him by Parliamenta rian Tilson If Parliamentarian Til son is momentarily off he job his place will be taken by Lehr Fess son of former Senator Simeon D Fess of Ohio one of the most con servative statesmen who ever sat in congress Sons often are different from fathers but Lehr was parlia mentarian of the house of represen tatives when perhaps not because of the fact that his father was a leader of the majority party in the senate All this is not to reflect adversely upon conservatism But it seems to threaten a clash between conservatism and liberality at the coming republican conven tion SASA BANEH ON ROAD TO HARAR TAKEN BYSTORM Rome Says British and Italian Tension Not as Great ROME An unconfirmed press dispatch said Marshal Pietro Badoglios Italian troops entered Addis Ababa at 10 a m Thursday Other reports said the advance guard of the fascist troops were at the city limits Previous dispatches had reported the motorized column of men within artillery shot of the Ethiopian capital Italian newspapers announced in large headlines that the blackshirt soldiers were about to occupy Ad dis Ababa Earlier in the day Marshal Badoglio reported that Sasa Baneh the gateway to Ethiopias second city of Harar had been taken by stoVm Wednesday Cltnax to Fighting Sasa Baneh was taken he said as a climax to many days of bitter fighting His report came as authorities at Rome said tension between Italy and Great Britain was relaxing and that the danger of an European war resulting from the Italian campaign was diminishing Meanwhile another Italian col umn advancing from Lake Tana took Debra Tabor east of the lake As this column advanced its op erations were directed by seaplanes flying from their new base on Eth iopias vast lake reservoir for the Nile Bomb Proof Dugouts Foreigners in Addis Ababa sought refuge in the compounds of the for eign legations some of which af forded protection in bomb proof dugouts The Americans numbering about 30 went into the confines of the British legation protected by a contingent of Sikhs British Indian troops Previous to the evacuation a fa scist air squadron flew over the Acl dis Ababa airdrome at Akaki and machine gunned the hangars in which there were no airplanes The British ambulance unit and Ethiopian high officials left the city for the interior at the approach of the Italian army Stationed in Alps Austrian officials asserted a force of soldiers stationed in the Alps near the southern border of Germany were there for their regu lar spring maneuvers Army officials emphasized that there was nothing unusual in the maneuvers to arouse apprehension in diplomatic quarters over Austro German relations Four infantry battalions two ar tillery battalions and one armored car unit were taking part in the training in the Alps officials said although this years maneuvers have been smaller than in previous sea sons since the larger part of the army is quartered in Vienna Death in Gas Can Rides With Two Iowa Brothers Iowa Old Age Pension Plan Recommended DES MOINES E R Meredith chairman of the Iowa old age assistance commission re ported on returning from a confer ence of the American Association for Social Security in New York that the Iowa plan of administering old age assistance is being recom mended to other states REPORT ARREST IN WENDEL CASE Marcus Seized on Fugitive Warrant as Accessory to Kidnaping TRENTON N District Attorney Francis Madden of Queens county N announced Thursday the arrest of Sol Marcus 33 of Trenton in connection with the Paul H Wende case Madden said Marcus was arrested on a fugitive warrant as an acces sory to the Wendei kidnaping Mar cus was held without bail by Police Judge Andrew Duch Lieutenant James Di Louie of the Trenton police who accompanied two Brooklyn detectives in making the arrest said Marcus delivered money from some one in New Jer sey to those charged in Brooklyn with kidnaping Wendei The kidnap ing delayed Bruno Richard Haupt manns execution for the Lindbergh baby kidnaping three days Di Louie said he was informed Marcus would be indicted in Brook lyn Thursday Harlan Merchant Dies HARLAN wife and three children survive Henry Bock en 74 Harlan merchant who died Monday Mason City Stan in Off to Good Music Contest ON THE INSIDE GLEN SCHMIDT Urges Greater Number of Highway Patrolmen ON PAGE 2 Presbytery Sessions at Algona Concluded ON PAGE 12 Kiwanians Go to Jail Make Inspection ON PAGE 16 Dickinson Claims Dog Food Eaten by Humans ON PAGE 7 Scout Merit Badge Exposition May 12 ON PAGE 16 FrazierLemke Bill Vote in House to Be Forced ON PAGE 18 Groups Superior Lloyd Nichols Solo Excellent SUMMARIES ON PAGE 2 IOWA City high school got off to a good start in the state music festival here Thursday by winning two superior ratings and one excellent award in the opening events Mason City received a superior rating in the competition of miscel laneous groups of brass instru ments A like award was given the Mason City contestants in miscel laneous groups of stringed instru ments Lloyd Nichols Mason City was ranked excellent in trombone solo Robert Houlihan Ida Grove set the pace for soloists in the contest by winning a superior and an ex cellent rating in two events The Ida Grove boy won superior in trombone solo and excellent in tenor solo Houlihans honors gave his school a share of top ranking notice with larger institutions Other schools who received one superior and one excellent award in the first events completed were Central of Sioux City and Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs Centerville hsd one superior and one good award Man Under Arrest in Hex Slaying Hangs Himself in Jail Cell BUFFALO N Tryka 39 under arrest in what po 1 lice had described as the hex slay ing of Adolf Boettger banged him self in his police cell Thursday He looped his handkerchief about his neck stood on a corner of his cot and tied it to the cross bar above his cell door then steppedfrom the cot Detective Chief John J Whalen had announced a short time before that Tryka would be charged with murder The police accused him of beating Boettger 63yearold mas suer with a wrench because they quoted him as saying Boettger had put him under an evil Death in a five gallon can Of gasoline rode this automobile with Donald 33 lower right and Paul Bartholomew 25 lower left south of Glenwood on highway No 34 Wednesday morning The can shown on the remains of the burned car is believed to have exploded The car left the high way crashed and burned Both men while thrown clear of the wreckage were badly burned Donald Bartholomewcook in a Glenwood cafe was clutching the empty gasoline can when found It was believed he was trying to toss it out of the car after it ex ploded Paul Bartholomew was the driver Iowa Daily Press Photo FOR PROCESSING TAX Tells Senate Group That Bill Passed by House Will Not Meet Needs WASHINGTON that bonus payment and other spending will bring a record peace time treasury deficit of 000 for the current fiscal year Sec retary Morgenthau said Thursday that the house tax bill will not meet all needs He urged the senate to add to the measure temporary levies upon the processing of certain farm pro ducts These taxes similar to the out lawed AAA processing levies but smaller and spread over a wider list of commodities were advocated pre viously by President Roosevelt but omitted from the bill the house passed Wednesday New Debt Peak Morgenthaus at the opening of public senate finance committee hearings on the program indicated that a new public debt peak of is expected by June 30 1937 As he spoke a record peace time program for naval expenditures next year was approved by the house appropriations committee The naval supply bill provides for adding more ships air fighters and men with additional authority to build two new battle ships if another power moves to take such a step Among other capital develop j ments I Subversive Congress heard from the navy that subversive activities are threatening the security of our A shipping executive told the con vention of the chamber of com merce Of the United States that the Maritime Federation Pacific coast union is trying to gain control of all the nations transportation facili ties WPA officials said the needy must accept offers of farm or other private employment Gets 25 Years for Assaulting Girl 13 DAVENPORT OT Pleading to a charge of assaulting a 13 year old girl Clifton Spencer 23 of Clifty was sentenced to serve a 25 year term in the Fort Madison penitentiary LOCAL CAR THIEF MAY HAVE BEEN PAL OF SLAYER Gibbs Admits He Stole Decker Auto Caught in Barn man who gave his name as Jack Gibbs 23 of Madison was captured in a barn near Lime Springs Thursday morning and confessed stealing a car belong ing to Mrs Jay E Decker at Mason City early in the morning Officers were also checking to de termine whether or not Gibbs was one of the bandits who participated in the holdup of a filling station at Lawler last Sunday night One of the bandits who held up this filling station might have been the one who shot Highway Patrolman Oran Pape near Muscatine It was stated by officers that Gibbs fitted the des cription of one of the bandits who held up the Lawler station Sheriff Makes Search Sheriff Albert T Pederson of Cresco received a call to investigate an accident two miles north of Lime Springs When he arrived there he became suspicious that the unoccu pied car in the ditch might be stolen and called Sheriff J M Robertson of Mason City and learned that the car had been taken from here Accompanied by his deputy Per cy Haven Sheriff Pederson began an intensive search in the vicinity for the car thief for an hour and a half they found Gibbs in a barn near the Minnesota state line on the farm of Lawrence Jones Then of ficers grilled him and he later ad mitted stealing the car providing a I solution about six hours after the car was stolen Held in Jail Gibbs was taken back to Cresco and held in the jail there until ar rival of officers from Mason City On learning that the car had been I recovered Sheriff Robertson dis j patched Deputy Johnny Wallace to I Cresco to get the car and carry on further investigation Sheriff Pederson checked the de scription of Gibbs with that of one of the bandits who held up the Law ler filling station and said they tal lied in several respects Both men are 5 feet 10 inches tall their com plexions correspond and other phases of identification are the same Mrs Deckers car a 1934 black Cadillac sedan was stolen from the private Decker garage at the rear of the Decker home 119 Second street southeast Mason City A neighbor heard the car being driven out at 4 oclock but did not investi gate further and the theft was not discovered until oclock TO SEEK IDENTIFICATION OF GIBBS AT LAWLER DES MONES Schmidt Iowa bureau of investigation chief said Thursday afternoon Cerro Gor do county Sheriff J M Robertson would take Jack Gibbs arrested near Cresco for automobile theft to Lawler to see if a service station at tendant there could identify him TteWeather FORECAST IOWA Showers or thunder Thursday night or Friday slightly warmer in east central cooler in extreme west portion Thursday night cooler Friday in south and east MINNESOTA Unsettled Thurs day night and Friday probably showers or local thunderstorms warmer in extreme southeast Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 62 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A M Thursday 52 Rainfall 04 Aprils first and only real April shower came on the final day of the month Because it started just before 8 oclock a only 04 of an inch was listed in the 24 hour pe riod covered by the above figures The total precipitation at 10 oclock however stood at 46 of an inch Between 10 and 11 another brisk shower occurred bringing the mois ture total for the day to 66 of an inch This rain contained a sprink i ling of mediumsized hailstones To Ask Funds to Tighten Up Parole Check STORIES ON PAGE 2 DES MOINES mem bers of the Iowa parole board said Thursday the parole board would ask the next legislature for addi tional funds to be used in tighten ing up its system of checking con victs free on parole Both agreed that it was regret able that one paroled prisoner was responsible for the death of High way Patrolman Oran H Pape and another was being treated for gun shot wounds in a hospital here while officers sought to link him with an attempted Stanhope burglary Board Chairman George Simpson of West Union declared he believed The present parole system is the best that can be worked out with the funds available It has a gap or he said but well have to have additional funds to tighten them Required to Report He said that under the present system paroled convicts are required to report every 30 days and that board agents also interview the men and check up on them to see their reports are correct Simpson said lack of funds holds up to two agents who have to cover the entire state and interview some 300 paroled men Su pervision as close as we would like to make it is not possible with only two Frank Carroll Des Moines board member declared at least two more agents are needed Last time we asked for an ad ditional to strengthen the parole he said we got only about 300 on Parole Sam Woods state parole board secretary estimated there are ap proximately 300 convicts on parole in Iowa at the present time these were Roscoe R Barton 23 of Dav enport shot and killed by Highway i Patrolman Pape near Muscatine i late Wednesday after Barton wounded the officer fatally Barton was paroled on October 1934 from a year and a day sen tence to a federal prison for steal ing government property from an armory at Davenport The parole to have run for three years was granted by Federal Judge Charles A Dewey Wounded Man Suspect Bert Robert 33 of Des Moines found wounded on the steps of a Des Moines hospital early Thurs day and suspected of being the man shot in an attempted burglary of a Stanbope clothing store Wednesday night He served four months in jail here for assault in 1929 was paroled in August 1934 after serving a little more than two years of a 10 year sentence for breaking and enter ing in Jasper county A parole Woods explained does not mean that a man is released from his sentence until he has served his parole which usually runs for one year If he violates any laws or provisions of the parole while he still is subject to it he may be returned to prison HULLlALKSTO CHAMBER Invites Business Attention to Economic Ailments of World WASHINGTON UP Secretary of State Hull Thursday invited the attention of businessmen to the worlds economic ills Appearing before the final session of the convention of the United States Chamber of Commerce Hull declared excessive trade barriers are a major factor in a rising danger of a catastrophic World war He urged the reduction of such barriers as a step toward peace and explained the new deal policy of negotiating reciprocal trade agree ments with foreign nations Reply ing to critics who demand repeal of the reciprocal tariff law he said re peal would be a fatal step back ward Under the law President Roose velt hag authority to lower or raise tariffs in negotiating the trade pacts While the senate continued de bate on a bill aimed at alleged price discrimination in trade the house turned to a major appropriation bill one carrying a peacetime rec ord of more than for the navy As the measure nearly 000 larger than last year drew near the debate stage there were indica tions that authorizations may later be added for two ton bat tleships eventually to cost between and MAN KILLED BY PAPE IDENTIFIED AS HOLDUP MAN Lawler New Hampton Robberies Indicated by Car Contents MUSCATINE High way Patrolman Oran H Pape for mer University of Iowa football star died in a hospital early Thurs day of a bullet wound fired from the gun of a highway bandit he had shot and killed He died at a after fight ing against desperate odds from loss of blood from a vicious abdom inal wound He was 28 years old His mother Mrs Charles O Pape of Dubuque and his brother Vern were at his bedside Gasping out a story of a gun bat tle with a holdup man who showed him no quarter the one time cli CHIEF GIVES BLOOD MUSCATINE UTJJohn Hat tery state highway patrol chief volunteered blood for a transfu sion at Hershey hospital here early Thursday morning in an effort to save the life of Oran wounded patrolman but his sacrifice was in vain The blood was taken shortly before Papes death at a but was not used it was said at the hospital Papes body was taken to Du buque by an undertaker from that city Thursday morning max runner of the Iowa football team was put under a surgeons knifeshortly day Hour Half Operation He was on the operating table an hour and a half Later he was administered a blood transfusion but failed to rally and only partly regained consciousness Pape wag the first member of the Iowa highway patrol organized last year to die from a gunmans fire The fatal bullet was fired from the stolen gun of a man identified by Police Chief Sam Kelly of Dav enport as Roscoe R Barton 23 of Davenport Shot through the head with his own gun the police identified as Barton died shortly after his en counter with Pape on highway 61 eleven miles east of here late Wed nesday Identified by Fingerprints Davenport police made the iden tification through fingerprints late Wednesday night Chief Kelly said that while a complete record on Barton was not available he was known to have been involved in a breakin at the Davenport armory in which a number of guns were stolen in 1934 Dr A L Bryan said the revolver slug plowed through the middle of Papes body as he fought to wrest the gun from his assailant at close quarters Paul Turner Muscatine high school coach donated blood for the transfusion Pape encountered Barton on the highway near Fairport about 5 p m The mans 1935 Chevrolet sedan was stolen from Leo Hande of Bloomfield April 22 at Eldon It carried Iowa license plates 31590 which were stolen the same day at Waukon Pape Stops Car Pape stopped the car to investi gate As he approached the car the man drew his gun ordered Pape into the car with him and started to drive away At a moment he thought his as sailant off guard Pape grabbed for the gun with which he was covered The man fired point blank ripping a hole in the officers abdomen Pape using the same tactics that distinguished him on the football field continued to fight his assail ant wrested his gun from him and sent a bullet through his head The gunman slumped in the driv ers seat Pape stopped the car and staggered on to the highway Signals Two Motorists He signalled two passing motor ists C W Wilson and L L Stewart Kansas City salesmen who with another motorist I E Fender of Onargo rushed him to a Mus catine hospital The gunman mortally wounded was brought to the hospital in an ambulance but died before aid could be administered In the dead mans car Sheriff Fred Nesper found tw6 AScaliber automatic revolvers tear gas bombs several clips at ammunition a package of carpet tacks and three seta of extra license plates two from Iowa and one from Min nesota New Hampton Checks Alsofound on Barton were check blanks stolen recently from A New ;