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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 14, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 266 Democratic Dissenters Decision at Detroit Just What G 0 P Wanted REBELS STAGE MASS EXECUTION By CHARLES P STEWART IASHINGTON CPA D i gruntled demo crats did their recent De troit conferenci exactly w h a long headed ts publicans wante them to do declaring thci o p p o s i lion t President Roos velt but refrain ing from an in dorsement o Governor Lac don It also wa clever strategj on the disgrunt led democrats part from their owr standpoint After all they are ex perienced politicians For one thing the disgruntled folk would have split their own ranks if they had indorsed the Kan san Southern antinew dealers in particular objected and they said so in Detroit to proclaim them selves republicans even temporar ily It may be a mere fetish but they respect it However uncom mitted by any formal resolution one way or the other they are at lib erty to slide individually into polling booth on Nov 3 and cast 3 secret ballot apiece in accordance with their respective convictions No Longer Democrats Another thing the disgruntled ones propose as they explained at their gathering in the Michigan metropolis to work for recovery of the control of the democratic party They could not very well do this if already divorced from it by affiliation with the republicans they simply would be G O P jun longer democrats and still not entitled to ask for much from republicanism Republicans look at the situation thus too They think they will get more disgruntled democratic votes on an individual basis than they could hope to get as a mass proposition As for the dis gruntled crowds chances of regain ing democratic control later That is a hazard that doesnt worry re publicanism now Its concern is with next November World War Seen Heaven help the presidential candidate who is elected or reelec ted three months hence many stu dents of international affairs are saying The conviction is growing in Washington that another World war growing out of Spains civil struggle is inevitable The consen sus is that another four years or more likely the next four weeks or months will see the beginning of it How to keep out of it will be the next administrations problem The Rev Gerald L K Smith Senator Huey P Longs successor was the National Press clubs lun cheon and speaking guest a few days ago Smith Good Orator The newspapermens verdict is that the Rev Gerald L K is a won derful to his manner of delivery He has a marvelous capac Hangmans Hood Grabbed by Souvenir Hunters ity for slinging He paints graphic pictures He has personal ity and likability He didnt pul a Bible on the Press club He had too much good judgment The National Pressmen are a hardboiled bunch Their verdict is that he is corking Some critics Ive heard say h is as good as Huey Long The predict that he will prove to be foremost among the political out Townsendites the Lem keites the Coughlinites and others Zioncheck Mourned Personally I wouldnt suppose so I think they are too jeolous of him Nevertheless hes a formidable character Representative Marion A Zion check of Washington who went crazy in the capital and wound up by committing suicide jumping from a fifth story window in Seat tic is very sincerely mourned in Washington D C He was queer during his last days here but previously he had proved himself to Speaker Byrns to Democratic Floor Leader Bank head and to the entire administra tion organization a capable radi as he described himself He was a very lovable person ality and radical as he said he w a s conservative congressmen liked him MOB OF WATCHES NEGRO HANG FOR CRIME Woman Sheriff Absent as Youth Is Executed in Kentucky OWENSBORO venir hunters ripped the hangmans hood from the face of Rainey Bethea immediately after the 22 year old Negro was hanged here Friday be fore a huge throng for assault upon 70 year old white woman Bethea still breathed when a few sersons from the crowd rushed the our foot wire enclosure about the scaffold and scrambled for frag ments as mementoes of the spec tacle The crowd estimated at up vards of was for the most part orderly except for a few hoots during administration of the last by a priest Mrs Florence Thompson sheriff vho directed preparations for the mnging staged in a three acre lot eft to Arthur Hash former Louis ille policeman the throwing of the rigger which dropped the Negro o his death She did not appear Ublicly Neck Broken Cleanly Nash sprung the trap upon a ignal from Consulting Execution r G Phil Hanna at a 1ST Dr W L Taylor and Dr B Seigler Owensboro pronounced ethea dead at a m Dr yler said the neck was broken eanly by the drop He expressed urprise that the heart beat con nued minutes The hanging climaxed a night of xcitement in Owensboro whose ormal population was welled by many thousands from Indiana Illinois and surrounding Kentucky counties lured by the first public hanging ever held in this county The crowd came in automobiles wagons and by hun dreds on freight trains Throughout the night the spec tators pushed into choice positions to watch Bethea die for the rav Misses Hanging SHERIFF THOMPSON LOCAL MEN NOT TO BE DEPORTED Order Against Pantazes and Zahanades Set Aside by Court SIOUX CITY that Shilianos G Pantazes and loannis John Zahariades had not been given fair hearings before the im migration inspector Judge George C Scott in federal court Friday set aside orders deporting the men to Greece The men are cafe proprie tors in Mason City and had been ordered back to Greece on the Entitled to Good Thinks F R CLEVELAND an in formal address on an old car ferry anchored in Lake Erie President Roosevelt told 400 luncheon guests of the Great Lakes exposition Fri day the people of America were entitled to a good time after what they have been through in recent years Rain threatened as the presidents special train pulled into the Euclid avenue railroad station to the cheers of a welcoming throng Smiling broadly and waving to the crowd of greeters the president left the train nearly half an hour after its arrival Crowds flanked flag draped Euclid avenue for a glimpse of Mr Roosevelt on his ride to the down town section it was his first visit to Cleveland since he took office He was met by Senator Robert Bulkley DOhioj Gov Martin L Davey and Mayor Harold H Burt on To pay the visit to Cleveland President Roosevelt interrupted his inspection of flood areas in Pennsyl vania and New York The presidents automobile pro cession passed through the down own area to the enlarged Cleve and airport and the new lake front ooulevard both federal works pro ects CLAIMS MONEY CHANGERS ARE STILL IN TEMPLE Holt Charge Cleared as Coughlin Union Opens Its Convention PICTURE ON PAGE 2 CLEVELAND session of the Rev opening Charles E of Last of Dividends of Mallard Savings Bank Is Made P Wifkin on receiver of the old Mallard rust and Savings Bank of Mallard as announced the payment of the nal dividend amoiiting to 24 per ent Friday The payment is the iird of the series and makes a to al salvage of 54 per cent from the ffairs of the closed institution ishing of Mrs Eliza Edwards 70 on June 10 Thousands milled about the streets Women and Children About half of those who fought and shoved to get closer to the en closure were women young girls and children Babies in arms and toddlers by the score clung to their mothers An hour before the execution the lot was full and several thousands 2 Former Policemen Denied Reinstatement SIOUX CITY re instatement of Nile Luke Kirby Kerr and John Diebert former Sioux City police officers had been denied Friday by the civil service commission The commission refused to dis miss charges of misconduct in of fice as asked by the former police men had surged through the gates into the space reserved for officials Towards 5 oclock as the sun rose a crimson disk partly shroud ed by the Ohio rivers mists mens voices and womens began to be heard crying Wheres the nigger Bring him Lets get going The cries grew in number and volume as minutes passed At a m an outcry at one corner of the grounds proclaimed Betheas ar rival Kneels in Prayer Officers hustled him through the packed spectators to the foot of the scaffold At the scaffolds base the Negro kneeled toward the ris ing sun The Rev Father Herman Lammers of the Cathedral of the Assumption Louisville stood before him holding a cross The doomed man prayed His words were inau dible to other ears than those close by because there were continued shouts both shrill and deep Take him up Up on the trap where we can see him Lets go When the young priest who con verted Bethea in the Louisville jail had completed his ritual the Ne gro rose Two deputies grasped his arms and he marched with firm step to the trap Faces East Again At the death spot Bethea again aced the east and conversed with Father Lammers Hannas assist ants bound his arms and legs and slipped the black hood over his lead Hanna signaled to Hash and he Negro plummeted to death Bethea hung rigid without witching his body swaying slightly n the river breeze About half the crowd started away without waiting the end The half pushed up to the scaf old and began to climb the base Doctors Tyler and Seigler tested his heart at intervals and after 14 minutes ripped the hood slightly to bserve Betheas eyes The specta grounds that they had houses of prostitution operated Peters Learns He Is Not Citizen After 52 Years of Voting WAUPUN 52 years of voting Garret Peters learn ed Friday he is not a citizen of the United States His status was discovered by Clerk of Courts Maurice Murray o Fond du Lac while studying records of applications for citizenship Murray said Peters was born in Holland in 1S63 came to the United States in 1881 and took out his first papers in this county Oct 15 1884 t never completed steps toward naturalization Auto Thief Steals Car From Policeman NEW HAVEN trolman Raymond J Riordan drove his car to a police field day but took a trolley car home While he watched the track and field events with several hundred fellow officers an unobliging thief stole his automobile from a park ing place nearby Precinct Judge m Idaho m No Hurry About Finishing Job POCATELLO Idaho many fruitless telephone calls un official calculations of the primary election reached the wife of a pre cinct judge in remote southeastern Idaho The returns No she was sorry she didnt have them She didnt think Henry had counted the votes yet Hes out plowing and has the ballots in his overalls she explained Henry was in a field 10 miles from a telephone Boy Killed in Fall Off Running Board of His Fathers Car DES MOINES R o b e r t Wamsher suffered fatal injur ies here Thursday night when he was hurled from the running board of his fathers car as it collided with an automobile driven by Russell H Mott 19 His skull was fractured Wam shers father mother and seven of his brothers and sisters were riding in the car tors reached in and tore at the hood shouting as they obtained bits When physicians stepped back many hands snatched at the hood taking most of it away in frag ments which were promptly sub divided LOOK INSIDE FOR Fire Near Brule Wis Substantial Gams m Fight Against Fires ON PAGE 2 Lightning Cause of Fires in North Iowa ON PAGE 8 Adolf Kiefer Wins in 100 Meter Backstroke ON PAGE 9 Coughlins National Union for So cial Justice convention cheered wildly Friday an assertion by West Virginias youthful senator Rush D Holt that the money changers have not been driven from the The 31 year old senator a demo crat making the keynote address of the convention brought delegates to their feet with this reference to the sixth of Father Coughlins 16 of the federal re serve banking system I can quote no better than from William Jennings said Holt Bryan said in 1923 The federal reserve bank that should have been the farmers greatest protection has become his greatest foe If the Wall street speculators are in con trol of it it would be better to re peal Approve Principles The West Virginian who said he accepted the invitation to address the Coughlin organization because of his sympathy with its principles of social justice interspersed his the new deal He also critcizedcongress and the public utilities It is not my intention to advo cate or oppose the election of any candidate or political he told the delegates He upheld attempts to raise the mortgage burden of the which he said had brought cries of We cannot have he declared as long as the farmers of America cannot purchase and those farmers cannot purchase long as they have no money to spend and are confronted with the unparalleled mortgage debt which takes every penny of their money Fear Lemke BilL Those in Washington are very afraid and wry apprehensive of the FrazierLemke refinancing Referring to the NUSJ principle Judge Declares Astor Custody Case Is Closed Makes Statement on Move to Reopen It Kaufman Sought LOS ANGELES Judge Goodwin J Knight formally declared the Mary AstorDr Frank lyn Thorpe child custody case closed Friday At the same time sheriffs deputy Ray Bogie announced he would search the home of Miss Hart play wright and collaborator with George S Kaufman in an effort to arrest Kaufman Kaufman is sought on a bench warrant after his failure to appear in court when subpenaed by attor neys for Dr Thorpe Planned to Petition Previously Joseph Anderson Dr Thorpes chief council had said he would petition to reopen the case in which a settlement was approved sy the court Thursday giving cus tody of 4 year old Marylyn Thorpe to her actressmother for nine months of the year and to her fath er for threemonths Anderson did not like a state ment issued by Roland Rich Wool ley attorney for Miss Astor after the settlement was announced The court is powerless to pre vent ill advised and irresponsible statements by litigants or their at declared Judge Knight Pledged No Comment Anderson said it had been agreed on that none of the principals was to comment publicly on the settle ment reached after two days of maneuvering which climaxed a sen sational hearing Judge Knight declared he would plaee Kaufman in jailif he can be found His name figured prominently in the hearing on Miss Astors suit to gain custody of her daughter which had been granted to Dr Thorpe when he divorced the actress lastf year The statement by Woolley which drew Andersons ire asserted Miss Aster was forced into the battle and deplored that the contents of her diary were so scandalously used outside of the DR FRANKLYN THORPE RAIN AND COOLER SEEN FOR STATE Decide Motorman Who 9oudy Was Killed in Wreck for a just and living Holt said one cannot subscribe to people being naked in a land that produces so much cotton that it has to be plowed under One cannot subscribe to people being hungry in a land which prohibits production of corn wheat and other food stufis A sound economic system does not tolerate millions om unem He referred specifically to the tenant farmers of the south de claring Those in control do noth ing about the tenant farmers be cause of the political situation in the south If we believe in a just living and wage lets give it to the tenant farmers like any one Act GainingSupport It is my prediction that more I members of congress will be for the FrazierLemke bill in the next session than in the he said The farmer wants relief and the American people are going to give I it to him It is the duty of every right thinking citizen to give labor the right to organize for he said of another NUSJ principle but it is indeed a pity that some self styled labor leaders for their own personal advancement would destroy the man who Attacking those who say wages and hours cannot be regulated with out a constitutional amendment he said Yet those socalled great friends of labor have not submitted a constitutional amendment on un fair wages and long No Great Revolution Father Coughlin told the dele gates We will not participate in any social revolution which would reduce such good people who are represented here to tincups or beg Father Coughlin added Amer ica hasnt failed nor has the con stitution but it is sad to remark that sometimes Americans fail to preserve the As Father Coughlin appeared at the speakers platform he was greeted with a 15 minute demon stration A moment later when Congress man Martin L Sweeney emporarychairman recited a his tory of boos greeted of L Responsible NEW YORK The transit commission decided Friday after a careful inquiry into Thursday nights Third avenue elevated line crash that Howard Hagen 45 of the Bronx the motorman who was killed was responsible for the wreck Nine persons were injured when Hagens train carrying about 50 passengers rammed a work train between 73rd and 74th streets Both trains were southbound The commission in a formal statement attributed the accident to man failure and said the brakes and reverses on Hagens train were in perfect working order but had not been used FORECAST IOWA Cloudy rain Friday night and in northeast and cen tral portions Saturday cooler in west portion Saturday and in ex treme west portion Friday night MINNESOTA Rain probable Friday night and Saturday cooler in west portion Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for Not Predicted DES MOINES be The weatherman forecast cloudy skies rain and cooler temperatures for Friday night and Saturday Its hard to the weather man added just how much rain there will be but we are forecast ing rain not It was cloudy over most of the state Friday and further showers were reported in North Iowa where they can do the most good for there still is a corn crop to save in that section Good rains in fact the best in weeks fell in the area east of Es therville and south to Waterloo Thursday Mason City measured inches Charles City Elkader Forest City West Union Garner 1 Bancroft 1 McGregor 38 Northwood But while North Iowa got rains the drought ridden south section of the state got 100 degree plus heat Clarinda Shenandoah and Lamoni reported tops of 109 degrees Other hot spots were Corydon 108 Corning 107 Bur lington 104 Centerville 106 Cres ton 101 Keokuk 103 Ottumwa 105 Temperatures ranged down sharp ly in the north however 24 hour period ending Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Friday Rainfall The naif inch of at 8 oclock 76 65 70 50 precipitation above recorded represents the tail end of the greatest rain Mason City has had in many a month It to taled inches in the city and inches at the sugar factory north of the city Friday dawned cloudy and there was a bit of driz zly rain before 10 oclock in the forenoon the name of former President Her bert Hoover A few boos were heard as Sween ey mentioned Senator Joe T Rob inson and louder boos came from he convention floor when he re ferred to Senator Carter Glass as a GAS BLAMED FOR DEATH OF 6 MEN Four Perish While Trying to Drag Comrades Out of Mine MOUNTAIN CITY Gas was blamed Friday for killing six men deep in the Mountain City Copper company mine Positions of the bodies on the 500 foot level convinced fellow workers that four of the men perished while attempting to drag their comrades frSm a gas filled drift Thursday The dead John Sheppard 31 of Wellington Lawrence Willis 32 mett Idaho June Barr 45 of Mam moth and William Burns 48 Albert Atel 41 and Frank Tiexigra 44 all of Mountain City Supt A P Lofquist directed rescue operations HOSTAGES HELD BY GOVERNMENT MAY BE KILLED Fierce Battles Shatter Quiet in Western Part of Spain LISBON Portugal than a thousand government mili tiamen including a hundred women died in a mass execution by rebel forces at Almendralejo a corre spondent of the newspaper Diario Noticias reported Friday Lisbon heard the city of Badajoz was in flames The newspaper report on the exe cutions came from Rosal De La Fronteira The town of Almenoralejo is in Badajoz province which is largely in control of the rebels The capital city of Badajoz itself is held by government troops Badajoz was fired said reports reaching Lisbon by a rebel airplane attack in which 19 incendiary bombs were dropped on the city Refugees streaming across the Portuguese border said most of the number was not given innocent women and chil dren and old people SCORES OF ENEMIES OF 3OVERNMENT ARE SEIZED Copyright 1930 by The Associated IRUN of persons opposed to the Madrid socialist gov ernment were seized and held wstages in San Sebastian and Irun Friday in reply to a rebel threat to destroy the two governmentheld owns with sea and air bombard ments Some of the moie radical govern nient they would be tilled in the event Thursdays at tack by five rebel airplanes was enewed San Sebastian city officials al eady had served notice on the rebel ruiser Almirante Cervera shutt ng back and forth in the Bay of iiscay within easy range of the ty that socalled rightists would ace firing squads if the vessel open d fire Men and Women Militiamen herded both men and women into improvised prisons to hold them captive as guarantees against rebel attacks The cruiser was reported to be waiting for rebel troops advancing on San Sebastian and Irun from the south to gain a better foothold in the heights commanding the towns before opening its bombardment Before todays roundup of fas cists and royalists by government militia 700 others unfriendly to the Madrid regime already had been in carcerated under threat of death if San Sebastian was made the target for renewed atacks How many more hostages were taken was not disclosed We will kill two hostages for each citizen wounded by rebel air attacks and seven for each one kill one leftist said Eight Reported Killed Eight persons were reported to have been killed in San Sebastian during Thursdays bombardment from the air Further supplies of food includ ing a ton of potatoes and a ton of flour arrived in the seaside resort as a gift from the French general confederation of labor The city is suffering not only from a scarcity of food but also a lack of water which is being rationed In the fighting near Villabona during the rebel advance by land government troops said they bad captured 80 carlists including four monks in cassocks FASCISTS BATTLE WITH GOVERNMENT MIL1TL1 Copyright by The battles be tween fascist rebels and govern ment militia shattered the pastoral quiet of the ancient district of Estremadura in western Spain Fri day The principal line of defense against the attacking insurgents was established at Holy a town near the Portuguese frontier the government declared Bloody engagements drew the opposing forces together at thres other points in the old herding dis trict now constituted as the prov inces of Badajoz and Caceres Rebel commanders claimed cap ture of the ancient Roman town of Merida in Badajoz Troops of the socialist Madrid government fighting to suppress the fascist rebellion now in its twentyeighth day reported they occupied Navalmorai De La Mata in Caceres Many rebels were killed and wounded in the clash the com manders said and 42 rebel pris oners were taken ;