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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 4, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLU1 FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKVlCE MASON FRIDAY DECEMBER 4 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 51 CAN THEY STOP WAR Americas Could Unite in Keeping Back Supplies By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I NGTON the Americas could be welded to gether in a gen eral policy designed to starve Mars out would it be possible for the r e m a i nder of the world to keep a first class modern war going for very long The P a n American con ference at Bue toward a pro nos Aires looks gram which includes genuine neu4 trality from the Great Lakes to Cape Horn if overseas belliger ency develops as seems likely to day It is a conference held in ex ceptionally good faith for an inter national gathering Europe appar ently did not learn its lesson from the last conflict It professes to shrink from another one but its actions indicate an inclination even if rather reluctantly for more of the same The Americans did learn their lesson They not only do not wish to participate again such of them as did be they are fearful of a fresh outbreak abroad lest they be dragged in Will Be Dragged In Now they will be dragged in and they know it if the thing starts and they continue trading with the belligerents as they did the last time But the theory is that to re main neutral they need to em bargo shipments to the belliger ents only of war supplies The weakness of this theory is BALDWIN PLEADS WITH EDWARD Claim Clear Lake Back Application TESTIMONY ON MORE EVIDENCE IS REVEALED IN FARM MURDERS Inquest Conducted After Torture Slaying of 2 Minnesota Men that almost anything shipped to a belligerent is war material Foodstuffs for example are as important to a belligerent as actual powder shot TNT and poison gas Foodstuffs help him to hold out A counterbelligerent is sure to see it so From his stand point he is right He says that foodstuffs are an aid to his enemy and seizes them The neutral re plies of war andresents the seizure Thereupon the neutral and one of the belligerents immediately Ere embroiled Only One Recourse Thus it would seem that the only recourse for a neutral de termined to remain neutral is to bar shipments of anything to any belligerent Of course such an embargo must be violently infuriating to a neu tral shipper offered fancy prices by a belligerent power for his goods It is doubtful that it could be made to stick But assume that it could On that assumption could the Old World folk shut off from New World supplies go on fighting in the fashion in which they have been accustomed to fight American military men tell me that they think not All Lack Something Germany for example can turn out plenty of munitions and gases but the Germans have to import the raw materials for them France is in i similar fix Italy has not much of anything it even has to save up its wornout safety razor blades There is coal in the Ruhr but not enough oil in Rumania but not enough Russias resources are almost inexhaustible but undeveloped Sjains strife is almost incredi bly vicious but on a small scale There can be a terrific battle or a Not with out outside help one would say Italy and It made Italy gasp to supply its little conquest of Ethiopia The remainder of continental Europe scarcely has the resources to amount to threats within itself Japan is quarrelsome enough but it has trouble in creating battleships though they look al right that will float right side up It has not consolidated itself in Manchukuo either England alone of the overseas powershas backcountries to sup port and Australia and New Zealand and whatever India and South Africa may be worth They Have Everything The Americas are the touch supplies of every thing Argentine meat Brazilian cotton Chilean nitrates Colom bian oil Some other countries have got the same things but they are un developed therefore unavailable The countries which possess them are in a position to maintain a whiphand on a prolonged war except with oldfashioned wea pons like sworcls and pikes and carving knives But will they sitand pat as neu trals Injured In Collision OELWEIN Ohls 18 of Oelwein suffered cuts and bruises when the automobile in which she was riding was struck from behind by a car driven by Charles Levette a salesman HARMONY evidence which officers believed pointed to the relentless torturing of two bachelor brothers who were found dead at their farm home near here was uncovered as county and state officers Friday pressed their investigation of the slaying of the pair An inquest was conducted Fri day in the deaths of the two vic tims Severt Oleson 71 and Knute Oleson 67 as the grue some aspects of the case stirred this section All night a vigil was kept at the home to prevent disturbance of anything which might destroy clews and Friday an intensive search was made of the premises not only for clews but to determine if any large sums of money would be found Severt First Victim Authorities believed that the slaying occurred Saturday night for the men were last seen Sat urday and no signs of life were seen since about the farm 9 miles west of Harmony and 15 miles northwest of Cresco It was thought Severt was tortured first and that later his brother entered the home was wounded and fled where the bandits were unable to find him as was found in his clothing Gapt HarmaiiVall and Agent Eaton Allen of the Minnesota state bureau of investigation returned Friday to the farm to investigate the slaying Sheriff Knute Ingle bret of Fillmore county and Cor oner Thompson traced out various angles of the case Sheriff Al bert Pederson of Cresco is also giving assistance in the case To Examine Organs The brain and stomach of Se vert were taken Friday to a clini at Rochester to try to determin definitely the cause of death Clarence Porkins Fillmore countj attorney and State Agent Aller were in charge of this phase o the investigation Meanwhile the stories thathav circulated in this section for long time concerning the wealt of the brothers were retold I was recalled how last week Sev ert in transacting business exhi bited a roll of bills containing 800 He was known to have sina sold stock and gained additions money Despite a previous robbery the two brothers had adhered to thei plan of keeping their money a home er in their persons since failure of an Iowa bank Tortured by Bandits According to the officers theory Severt was tortured by the ban dits who probably entered the din ng room and attempted to obtain from him the whereabouts of large sums of cash which the Oleson brothers were known to have kepi on the farm Three fingers on Se verts left hand were cut off and officers believe when Severt ap parently still refused to tell his torturers where the money was they cut his throat with a knife His body was found lying in the pantry his face eaten away be yond recognition by cats and rats Knute 67 whose body was later found in a straw patch near the farmhouse heard his brothers cries and rushed to aid him offi cers further theorized As he en tered the home he was struck on the head by a blunt instrument believed to be the butt of a gun but kept scuffling with the ban dits according to signs left near the doorstep He was then shot one inch below the heart by a 38 caliber revolver or pistol Kept on Fighting Officers believe that Knute kept on fighting despite his wound and ran from the house to the straw patch he hid and died Proof of this theory is found LOOK INSIDE FOR GAYNELL TINSLEY Louisiana State University Tinsley Repeats on AP AllAmerican Selections ON PAGE 11 2 Swea City Men Are Injured at Thornton ON PAGE 10 Host of Amendments to Constitution Urged ON PAGE 2 Employes to Get Bonus ON PAGE 18 Russian Ship Is Halted by Rebel Vessel 30 Fascist Bombers Loose Fierce Air Attack on Madrid GIBRALTAR insur gent Spanish warship halted a Russian steamer off Europa point Friday and escorted it towards Ceuta insurgent stronghold in Spanish North Africa 30 FASCIST BOMBERS BREAK LULL IN MADRID MADRID fascist bombers broke an unusual siesta like lull that had settled over the capital Friday when they appear ed suddenly over the Resales sec tor and loosed one of the fiercest air raids of the siege The strange calm over the city was shattered with startling fury as defenders caught their first glimpse of the raiders and turned machine guns set up in the street on the planes An earlier attack by the insur gents along the Casa del Campo had tapered off into the noon day quiet Three previous air raids had given Madrilenos a frenzied night Lacework of Fire A lacework of fire blazed from insurgent rifles machine guns and artillery along a wide semicircle from University City in the cap itals northwest to Pablo Iglesias avenue on the south The general attack was believed to be a careful effort to pierce the socialist defenses in Madrids western salient along the Man zanares river Guns Shake City A combined artillery and aerial bombardment of the outskirts so shtwi the center of the the onslaught The fascist air in the fact that on Knutes body was found in cash officers point out All of the money with the exception of one bill which was a S10 was in bills The Oleson brothers never did any banking keeping their money on their farm and on their persons The body of Severt was found Wednesday night by William East Friend Berning and his son Dar rol all neighbors of the Olesons They investigated when they found the Olesons had failed to pick up their mail at a roadside F R WILL GET HOME DEC 15 President Tanned After 16 Days at Sea and in Good Spirits ABOARD U S S CHESTER Roosevelt tanned afte16 days at sea and in good spirits sped homeward Friday on the cruiser Indianapolis The Indianapolis which he boarded Thursday afternoon at Montevideo Uruguay was ex pected to dock at Charleston S next week in time for the president to reach Washington by Dec 15 The president turned from his hearty receptions in Brazil Ar gentina and Uruguay to consider the mighty tasks confronting him when he returns to his desk He must prepare then for the opening of the congress the in augural of his second administra tion and the filling of numerous vacancies Mr Roosevelt entertained high hopes for the success of the inter American conference at Buenos Aires which he sponsored op ened He feels the conference holds the key to important eco nomic and cultural progress in re lations among the 21 American re publics city preceded raiders swept over the besieged capital in three close waves In the first about 6 p m Thursday night bombs were rained in the University City sec tor and the Arguelles district The air raiders returned at p m and again at 11 oclock each time heavily bombing the whole stretch along the river Bombs Are Dumped A war office report said govern ment aircraft and artillery trained an intensive fire on fascist con centrations in suburban Pozuelo de Alarcon in the Casa del Campo and in University City It said bombs and shells were dumped into those sectors The international column of volunteers defending Madrid withstood repeated insurgent at tacks in the vicinity of Pozuelo and Aravaca Reliable reports in dicated the fascists were trying to cut the main highway to France BUS LINE HEARD BY COMMISSION Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad Company Asks for Permit CLEAR upon the insistence of Clear Lake resi dents that the Mason City and Clear Lake Railroad company ap plied for a permit to operate a bus line between Mason City and Clear Lake according to the open ing testimony at the hearing on the application which started Fri day afternoonbefore the board of railroad commissioners in the Odd Fellows hall here Hearing the case were M P Conway chairman and George Huffman members of the com mission L C Donahue superin tendent of the motor vehicle transportation division of the commission and Al Roberts as sistant commerce council Made Opening Statement As the hearing opened at 1 oclock Earl Smith of the law firm of Smith and Feeney made the opening statement for the ap plicant while Fred Ontjes repre senting J E Osborne pointed out the reasons the latter was object ing to the granting of the permit to the interurban line Charles Strickland general manager of the railroad company the first witness called by Mr Smith stated a bus line to Clear Lake had been a part of the com panys plan in event it was given Killed Attempting to Jump From Auto URBANA Fish 22 was killed when he attempted to jump from a car after the steering gear had locked Lloyd fish 20 year old brother and Le Helden 19 driver of the car escaped with minor bruises Amount of Money Paid Greek Woman by Insulls Secret CHICAGO man tled Friday the amount of money Samuel Insull paid Mme Helen Coyimzoglu for aid she gave him when he was self exiled in Greece Mme Coyimzoglu had threat ened to sue for in jewels and cash she asserted In sull promised her in tiie days when he was a fugitive in Ath ens from United States mail fraud charges of which he was acquitted Crash Injuries Fatal IOWA CITY Haney 49 Cedar Rapids diedof injuries suffered in an automobile accident 15 miles south of here Tuesday box and after they had seen no igns of life about the place See Signs of Struggle When the neighbors broke down a door to the house a cat fled from the body of Severt Signs of terrific struggle in the house were observed and papers and documents were found scattered bout The neighbors immediately notified authorities who later bund the body of the other jrother The Oleson brothers wererob 3ed of nine years ago Two iVinbna men were arrested follow ng that crime but they were ac quitted Bodies of the two victims were aken to the Sorensori funeral Harmony where ies had been ordered by I OAYSLEFT oocn BUY CHRISTMAS SKATED AND SKIS City propositon interurban was not eager to get into the transportation business and it was only because of the in sistence of the Clear Lake com mercial club the city council and others in the community that he had consented to the filing of an application for the permit Mr Strickland said Ward Testifies W H Ward chairman of the commercial club committee ap pointedto investigate the trans portation facilities testified Mr Osborne offered to put in a bus system if Clear Lake residents would subscribe for stock to fi nance the project a proposal which met with no favor He told of a meeting of Clear Lake resi dents that was held before which Mr Strickland and John Siesseger ofthe Mason City and Clear Lake railroad were called This com mittee insisted Mr Ward stated that the Mason City and Clear Lake company already had freight traffic and a government mail contract and should complete the transportation picture by the adoption of passenger service Mr Ward who presented a pe tition of names asking the commission to grant the permit also testified that last winter dur ing the coalshortage Clear Lake would have been without fuei a whole week had it not been for the Mason Cjty and Clear Lake railroad which brought in from Mason City Service Satisfactory Dr A Phillips mayor of Clear Lake testified he rode the first interurban car nearly 40 years ago and had used theserv ice ever finding it highly satisfactory Hemaintained that in his judgment the Mason City and Clear Lake railroad should be given the permit All the mem bers of the Clear Lake city coun cil Dr Phillips said were at the hearing and were in favor of granting the permit to the inter urban Five Mason Cityans who were officials of the five steam rail roads operating through Mason City were alsowitnesses in behalf of the applicants These were Charles Mutschler chief clerk of the Milwaukee railroad D W Anderson traveling freight and passenger agent for the Chicago North Western Harry Odle freight and passenger agent for the Rock Island S local agent for the M and St and J H McWaters division freight and passenger agent for the Great Western Have No Objection These railroad officials and L C Dibble whose law firm repre sents the Milwaukee Great West ern and the Rock Island stated their companies had no objection to thegranting of the buspermit to the interurbah also statedthat the Mason City and ClearLake railroad has connections for through rates on passenger and freight R manager of the Jefferson Transportation Unusual Photo of Mrs Simpson Few pictures have been taken of the much discussed Mrs Wallis society latest photo of the former Balti more belle whose friendship with KingEdward VIII has become the foremost topic of as sue emerged from a Mayfair a recenVlToiHlon reception CentralPressSoundPhoto More Cold Is in Sight for Whole State weather was in sight for Iowa Friday night and Satur day the weatherman said after North wood recorded 2 above zero early Friday Mason City had 6 above and the sugar plant north of town 5 above The mercurywas expected to sink downto zero in the northeast section state by early Satur day and snow was due in western Iowa Fridaynight spreading over the central part of the state Sat urday Low temperature forecast for the northwest section was 5 de grees In the southern half of the state 15 degrees was expected for the minimum Charles City had 8 above early Friday aridmost of the state shiv vered temperatures Thursdays high temperature was 46 at Keokuk Charles City reported a light snow Thursday and several other North Iowa points had snow flur Report Bonnet to Be French Envoy to United States PARIS Bonnet former ministerof commerce has accepted tentatively the post of French ambassador to the United States parliamentary sources re ported Friday Bonnet would replace Andre Lefevre de Laboulaye the present ambassador in a scheduled series of diplomatic GMEN GUARDING GINGER ROGERS Mother Tells of Letters Demanding or Actress Life HOLLYWOOD Dancing Ginger Rogers was guarded by federal agents Friday as her mother toldof letters demanding or the actress Gingrer Rogers pretty life L e 1 a Rogers said fed eral men made arrangements to contact the sup posed letter wr i t e r at a beach cafe Fri day night in making arrests Officers of the bureau or investigation refused comment The first letter received about two weeks ago contained a threat that I would be riddled with bul lets if the money was not paid by Dec said Mrs Rogers It was illiterate and apparently in the handwriting of a man A second letter threatened death to Ginger It was in the handwriting ofa woman and de manded payment on Dec Mrs Rogers said she was not disturbed by the threats The Weather Drivers of Pleasure Cars to Get No Help WASHINGTON au thorities here ruled that appli cants for relief during the com ing winter will not receive aid if they drive pleasure cars Relief applicants must deposit the li cense plates of their cars at head quarters during the time they re ceive aid pany stated the Jefferson com pany was not interested in the Clear Lakebus line and had no objection it to the in terurban compay Mr Osborne in objecting to the granting of the permit to therail road company contends the Clear Lake runcan beinterwoven with the Mason City system to the ad of the traveling public FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday snow Sat urday in central portion and late Friday night or by Saturday in extreme west little change in temperature MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday colder in northeast portion Fri day night continued cold Sat urday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 34 Above Minimum in Night 6 Above At 8 A M Friday 7 Above The mercuryFriday morning had dropped tothe next to the lowest level of the autumn The wind was out of the northwest and despite a bright sun the rise in temperature was rather slow CABINET NOT TO YIELD HOUSE OF COMMONS TOLD Morganatic Marriage Out Mrs Simpson Flees to France LONDON Minister Stanley Baldwin told the house of commons Friday the government will not yield to King Edwards suggested compromise to enable him to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson and keep the throne then motored to Belvedere and made a final appeal to the mon arch to put the empire before love While the American born com monerfled for refuge to France from the spotlight of one of the deepest crises in Englands history the prime minister once again tried to dissaude the strong willed monarch to give her up The premier also called a cab inet meeting for Saturday Baldwin arrived at Edwards rural retreat shortly after 6 p and was conducted immediately to Edwards apartments It was their third conference in less than 48 hours Duke Consults Mother The Duke of York who many Englishmen believe may succeed his brother as king over the week end it was revealed consulted with his mother Queen Mary and his secretary called on Baldwin before the premier outlined the situation to a tense hushed com mons The cabinet which was discus sing the crisis with representa tives of the dominions will get further light on the empires views at tomorrows meeting Three other persons were with Baldwin when he drove through entrance to Belvedere but in the darkness it was impos sible to distinguish them The visit was Baldwins first to Belvedere since the crisis His previous conferences with Ed ward were held in London and it was not until Mrs Simpson had departed observers pointed out hat the prime minister saw fit to o to the monarchs country home Returns to London He left Belvedere after a 55 ninute interview and sped back to London Earlier Baldwin told commons Edwards marriage to Mrs1 Simp son automatically would make her queen unless there was spe cial legislation which the gov ernment refused to introduce This constitutional change he added alsowould require the assent of all the dominions and I am satisfied from inquiries I have made that this assent would not be Reveals Conversations Revealing conversations with idward and the monarchs wisli for compromise legislation per mitting him to marry Mrs Simp son without interfering with the right of accession by the Duke of York and his children Baldwin declared no such compromise was possible Thus he blocked completely so far as his government is con cerned Edwards hope of marry ing Mrs Simpson on his own terms Baldwin was believed strength ened in his position by the weight of dominion opinion although it was not revealed whether the do minions were unanimous against the kings proposal Government Would Resign If Edward refuses to yield to Baldwin the next step would be resignation of the government with the king faced with the problem of getting a new ministry willing to fight a constitutional battle on his behalf over the American born divorcee Edwards other alternatives are To give up the throne by sign ing a voluntary deed of abdica tion To continue his present rela tion remaining a bachelor king It was believed theking might choose to fight to the finish for both his throne and Mrs Simp son having sent her secretly tc France to permitaclear field ir efforts to gain ground againsl government and church critics ol his attachment to Mrs Simpson Mrs Simpson went during the night straight from Belvedere castle to France to be the guest ofLady Mendl wife of a British embassy official at her Riviera home Crowd on to Floor Baldwins tensely awaited pres entation of the governments stand was delivered to crowded par liament The members crowded the floor while citizens of the empire watched with eager interest Suggestions have ippeared in certain organs of the press yes ;