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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 12, 1936, Mason City, Iowa GOMP HABLON E K ins MEM s pT or MI I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 121936 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 109 Borah Pains Party Heads Held Back When He Was Wanted Hops In When Not There was By CHARLES F STBWAKT A S H I N GT ON If Sena tor William E Borah of Idaho has a political weakness it is the weakness of undependability Had he de clared himself available for the republican presi dential nomina tion six months ago he probably would be today practically the only G O P pos sibility mention ed by the partys strategists gathering of them about that time in the capital and it was their unmistakable consensus that the Idaho statesman was the only individual under whose leader ship they could hope to beat Frank lin D Roosevelt at the next election They agreed that he was too old Many of them objected to him as a progressive which the progressives say he But they concurred that they might win with him All he needed to do was to say the word and the thingvirtually would have been settled Bosses Kept Guessing He didnt say the word however He fiddled and sidestepped He did not say he would not accept the G 0 P nomination but he didnt say he would either The party bosses were afraid to bank on him They feared that if they began dumping all their eggs into his bas ket he would renege and leave them out on a limb at the last to mix metaphors considerably In short while they regarded him as their best campaign bet if they could rely on him they presently concluded that too unreli able to put their money on and re luctantly began to consider their other availabilities Swap Him for Landon One of these availabilities devel oped in a fashion which gave the bosses a modicum of cheer Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas Col Frank Knox of Illinois Sen ator Arthur H Vandenberg of Michigan and others will have dele gate strength at the Cleveland con vention but there is no doubt that Hie G O Ps best managerial thought was concentrating on Lan don as its partys most promising prospect as a vote getter on election dey The truth is the strategic group had about decided it was lucky to have swapped Borah for Landon At this juncture Borah came out as a candidate for the lightning rod His announcement threw all the bosses into a flutter When the bosses wanted him they couldnt get him Dont Want Him Now Now that they wish he would keep out of the picture he intrudes himself into it No politician denies that Senator Borah nominated would be a for midable campaigner Professional politicians however dont feel that he plays the game They are thinking up charges against him 1 He has a long record as a dry Hes a monetary inflationist dating from the day of W J Bryan He preaches radicalism but always votes conservatively If Borah had jumped into the fight as a liberal at the outset it would be different But he hung fire as usual Hes a radical to conservatives To liberals hes an untrustworthy ally TRAIN DERAILED NEAR HAMPTON Senate Hears Norris Attack on Supreme Court ADMINISTRATION AM SUBSTITUTE HELD ONLY HOPE Abridged Neutrality Bill Approved by Senate Committee WASHINGTON P Senator Norris R Nebr declared Wed nesday that the supreme court is for all practical purposes a con tinuous constitutional convention and added its AAA decision can not stand if our country is to live and prosper Taking the floor to defend the administrations new farm program the republican independent made the first speech of the day in the debate that is expected to bring a final vote on it Friday night The people can change the con gress but only God can change the supreme court he said Refers io Wallace Referring to Secretary Wallaces description of the courts processing tax refund order as the greatest legalized steal in American his tory Norris observed that might be erroneous but that it undoubted ly was the greatest gift since God made salvation free He saia the soil conservation crop control program may be de clared unconstitutional under ex istingcourt conditions but that it was the only hope Referring to the courts opinion that congress had no power to regu late agriculture production he said if that decision stood then a large portion of the laws congress passed in the last 100 years are absolutely unconstitutional Relief for Drought In this group of laws the Nebras kan listed relief for drought the jobless insect control and even the creation of the bureau of reclama tion and the department of agricul ture They say regulation of agricul ture production is a local affair Norris added and yet every child in the United States knows agricul tural production is a national ques tion of the greatest importance sec ond to none They say production of agricul ture is not mentioned in the consti tution and therefore the AAA is un constitutional If that doctrine is constitutional law then the very de cision of the court holding the AAA unconstitutional is unconstitution al Sees Destruction Ahead Norris said unless agriculture is revived and placed on a basis where free men and women may earn a livelihood at it in the end it means destruction of the republic The Nebraskan said congress un j der existing jurisdiction power to remedy the situation if it has courage to do it Senators sal motionless as Norris swung into action There was no conversation in the chamber Gal lery visitors leaned forward to catch his words The Nebraskan announced he AT LEAST THREE KILLED IN BLAZE Score Hurt Eight of Them Seriously as Flames Raze Hotel LAKEWOOD N J least three persons were killed and a score of others were injured eight seriously in a fire which destroyed a three story frame hotel in this winter resort Wednesday The bodies of a man and two women were taken to a morgue but none was officially identified The seven seriously injured pa trons were taken to Paul Kimball hospital Through another guest police ten tatively identified the man as Harry Erhlach 46 of the Bronx New York Thats my friend Harry Erhlach thats my friend Harry Erhlach the highly excited guest said after the body was removed from a sec ond story room The fire broke out shortly before would offer opinions men on the question of of eminent supreme court power and began with Abra ham Lincoln Quotes Emancipator He quoted the emancipator as having said in his first inaugural that if the policy of the government is irrevocably fixed to court rul ings then the people will have ceased to be their own rulers He referred to Lincolns view of the Drcd Scott shall do what we can to overrule and said that was his own attitude toward the AAA decisioin No resistance be offered he quoted Lincoln as having said His policy too Norris said was that the effort to overrule the decision should be made along constitutional lines Senate Limits Debate The senate agreed to limit debate on the new farm program to bring a vote 03 Friday night Leaders predicted quick action afterward on neutrality The senate foreign relations com mittee Wednesday approved unani mously an abridged neutrality bill extending the present arms embar go features until May 1 1937 but exempting American republics from its application when attacked by nonAmerican nations The compromise which brought several divergent factions Into line completely omitted two major pro visions of the administration act One would have permitted the pres Murphy Sees Effort to Drag Us Into War in Lincolns Tomb Speech SPRINGFIELD 111 Commander Ray Murphy of the American Legion asserted in a speech prepared for delivery Wednesday that plans are being made to drag us once more into a European war principal speaker on a memorial pro gram at Lin colns tomb Murphy said the problems of war are a growing threat to the peace and se curity of Amer ica1 The evidence is overwhelm MURPHY inRi he pro claimed great nations of Eur ope and Asia once more are girding for another World war Alliances are being drawn arma ments are being increased and al ready we begin to hear reports of the border clashes x x x Working Overtime More disturbing to us is the now obvious fact that the maneuvering is under way to determine Ameri cas place in that war The propaganda mills are working overtime preparing American minds for the profits of war commerce as a prelude to the act of dragging us once more into a conflict in which we should have no interest and in which we should have no part Murphy offered this program to eliminate the three present dan gers of war Defense Requirements 1 Minimum requirements for defense in order to repel invasion 2 Neutrality laws with teeth in them so that peace will not be jeopardized for the sake of making profits out of foreign commerce ex panded by wartime needs 3 Immediate adoption of a uni 7 a m in the Victoria mansion a j ident to impose peacetime quotas on versa service act to deprofitizc war The Legionnaire chieftain assert ed that Lincoln if alive today prob ably would be more concerned over threats of war than economic prob lems Shrine to Lincoln Every state in the union was in vited Wednesday to contribute to a new picturesque floral shrine to Abraham Lincoln Three states Washington Flor ida and Kentucky already had not ified a memorial garden committee they were preparing donations of flowers shrubs or trees for the shrine which has been plotted on the shores of Lake Springfield Inquiries regarding the plans were received from ten other states The living memorial to be planted this spring in the year of Lincolns 127th birthday anniver sary was indorsed by the National Council of State Garden clubs Interpretations Differ Divergent interpretations of Abra ham Lincoln as a president who scuttled the American constitu tion and as a man who knew it was impossible to boondoggle yourself back to prosperity were contem plated after two bitter political foes Secretary of Interior Harold L Ickes and Gov Eugene Talmadge of Georgia speaking from the same platform here Tuesday night pre sented their views of the Civil war president in present day political terms Tckes Tepublicah spoke of Lincolns willingness to end slav ery despite the constitution It ap pears to have bean Abraham Lin coln said Ickes who scuttled the American constitution set up by a dictatorship threw the supreme court into the Potomac river and declared a moratorium on con gress Gov Talmadge a democrat and foe of the administration wished a iran like Lincoln were president now He would never allow a brain trusters creed to teach the doctrine that you can boondoggle yourself back to prosperity said the Geor gian 63 room ton and steel and one would have permitted the chief executive to re quire that trade proceed with bel ligerents at the shippers risk Attached lo Bill Attached to the bill as agreed upon by the committee however was an authorization for the presi dent to embargo credits to belliger ents although allowing ordinary short term commercial credits A move to force consideration of permanent legislation at this ses sion apparently awaited the bill on the senate floor The president rode through the cold to place a wreath at the statue of Lincoln on the banks of the Potomac Eulogy by Keed In the house an eulogy was deliv ered by an Illinois republican Chauneey Reed marking the one hundred twentyseventh anniversary of Lincolns birth For a luncheon guest the presi dent had Senator Wheeler D vice presidential nominee on the progressive ticket in 1924 The talk was one of a series of noon day chats with senators Among developments elsewhere was completion of hearings in the tax case in which the government seeks to collect from An drew W Mellon former republican j secretary of the treasury for back taxes Devoted io Lincoln Wednesday being devoted to thoughts of Lincoln legislators gave some consideration to what he would do if he were present now Comments ranged from Speaker Byrns remark that he would move toward the same humanitarian goal as the present administration to the declaration of Senator Bar hour R N J that his common sense administration would con trast with the new deal While demands for strengthened national defenses continued to re sound in congress the Nye muni tions committee went into conclud ing phases of its inquiry Urged to Get Busy Late Tuesday it spread on the record a letter from the Fabrique Nationale Des Armes De Guerre of Belgium to the Colts Patent Fire arms company urging the Ameri can firm to get busy in high places and seek to delay appoint ment of American delegates to the 1925 conference for the limitation of traffic in war materials Letters indicated Colts replied that it was unwise to approach the state department and that it was i materials of war such as oil cot1 best to et sleeping dogs lie ON THE INSIDE LEO 1 WEGMAN State Treasurer of Iowa Seeks 3rd Term ON PAGE 10 Coin Harvey Free Silver Backer Dies ON PAGE 10 Schoolman Seeking to Oust Iowa Head ON PAGE 9 Huge Drift Cleared Near Buffalo Center ON PAGE 8 How Men Carried Body Over Drifts Is Told ON PAGE S Confiscation of Coal Proposed by Herring ON PAGE 2 GMen Head Denies Dillinger Ambushed ON PAGE 3 BETTY WE REPORT HOLDUP Film Players Say They Lost and in Jewelry PICTURE ON IAGE 2 CHICAGO P Jackie Coogan and Betty Grable film players re ported to police Wednesday that at the end of a 50 mile an hour chase through the Chicago loop two gun msn curbed their car and robbed them of and jewelry they val ued at Miss Grable said she made an un successful attempt to save the five carat diamond engagement ring Coogan gave her Dec 9 One of the robbers saw her effort to hide it on the floor of the car she said and threatened her Dancing nt Hoi pi Coogan related that he and Miss Grable who had been dancing at the Congress hotel started to drive back to the Sherman hotel where they were staying during a stage engagement A few blocks from the Congress he said he saw a car following and suspicious of it speeded up The second automobile followed he said although he drove at 50 miles an hour and finally made a sharp U turn in an effort to shake off pur suit He then drove rapidly around the outskirts of the loop he told police but the gunmen continued to gain and at the southwest corner of the loop forced him to the curb Armed Wilh Pistol One of the robbers armed with a pistol entered Coogans car the actor said and told them Take it easy now Jackie This is a stickup Miss Grable give me that ring He had the toughest voice I ever heard Coogan declared Miss Grable dropped the ring on the floor but the robber growled Give me that ring or Ill blow your brains out she said She then handed it to the gunman Coogan also gave up a diamond riing and his wallet Saw License Number As the robbers drove away Coog an said he noticed the license number Police said the number he gave them was issued to Earl J Smith of Detroit III Knowing that is the home of Earl Smith presi dent of the Illinois Agricultural as sociation the police began an in quiry to determine whether this au tomobile was stolen and used in the holdup Miss Grable told police she thought the robber who wore a muffler across the lower half of his face might be a man she noticed sitting through four shows Tuesday Railroads Fight Snowdrifts if of the two cabooses that were thrown off the M and St L track whenpart of a special train was derailed at midnight four miles north of Hampton The other car caboose was destroyed by fire Special snow shovelers were in the cabooses from the front after several days of battle with ho snowdrifts this and locomotive photographed in froni tho North Western railroad station is typical of the snow fighting equipment used in North Lock Photo Kayenny Engraving in the front row of the theater where she appeared 4 MllESOTANS BURN TO DEATH Farmer Held After Mother Wife and 2 Children Perish m Fire JACKSON Minn iP Four members of the Paul Poelart fam ily were burned o death when fire destroyed their farm home 14 miles from here under mysterious cir cumstances Tuesday night Poelart himself suffering fram a head I wound was held under guard in a hospital here Word of the tragedy in which Poelarts mother 75 his wife and two infant children perished was brought here by Theodore Alt a hired man whose arrival was de layed by blocked roads Alt told authorities Poelart sent him for a load of straw late Tues day recalled him and then sent him to a neighbors house to call a doctor sheriff and coroner Upon his return to the Poelart place Alt said he found the home a mass of flames Locked doors prevented his entering He found Poelart in the barn in a semiconscious condition with a wound in his head Authorities found the charred bodies after WPA workers had i opened the road to the place Authorities said Poelarts head injury appeared to be a gunshot I wound hut might have resulted i from an explosion Physicians doubted he would recover Efforts i to question him were unsuccessful Catholics Reds Hit in Germany BERLIN of collu sion between Roman Catholics and communists were heard in Germany Wednesday as at least 100 Catholics and communists were under arrest after simultaneous raids by secret police Catholics were particularly charged with conspiracy with com munists in the Rhineland the cen ter of the police roundup Challenge to Catholics The official organ of Adolf Hit lers black shirt guards Das Schwarze Korps issued a sharp challenge to charges that the Cath olic church in Germany was being persecuted The fact that the Catholic church feels itself menaced and persecuted in national socialist Germany can be clearly seen in sermons and pastoral letters the publication said In reality the organ asserted it was the old story as old as the church itself which Das Schwarze Korps said always raises a cry of persecution whenever its political ambitions were thwarted Wholesale Arrests Made organ took its stand while nazi secret police roamed the Catholic Rhineland district making what informed sources said ap peared to be the greatest number of wholesale arrests since scores of nuns and monks were seized a year ago While police were bearing down to make arrests Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler telegraphed his best wishes to Pope Pius on the four teenth anniversary of the pontiffs coronation The Rhineland then became the center of the roundup where Hitler had charged Catholics were con spiring with communists against the government Other charges al leged illegal uses of the Catholic youth organization connected with the Cologne cathedral Hid er Scores Jews at GustlorT Funeral S C H W ERIN Germany ReichPiuehrer Adolf Hitler told mourners at the funeral ceremony for Wilhelm Gustloff Wednesday that the assassinstcri leader of the Swiss naxis was the latest of a long list of German martyrs killed for resisting what he railed a Jewish attempt to subjugate Germany and enslave Gciraans II STAKES OVER GRAFT RECORDS Judge Scott Issues Order Possible Tax Evasions to Be Checked SIOUX CITY Judge George C Scott ordered Wednes day afternoon that records seized during the Woodbury county graft inquiry be turned over to the federal internal revenue de partment for investigation of pos sible income tax evasions The order was made on a peti tion filed by T P Smith of Oma ha a federal internal revenue agent who asked that records which might pertain to the incomes of Atty Gen Edward L OConnor his first assistant Walter Maley Henry C Kuhlmann former Sioux City safety commissioner and 22 other persons indicted by the Wood tury county graft grand jury last summer be turned over to him Approve Light Plant NEW MARKET Mar ket voters approved 161 to 36 a pro posal to erect a municipal light plant to cost not more than The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snoiv probable Wed nesday night and Thursday pos sibly heavy winds may become fresh lo strong mostly northerly colder Wednesday night with cold wave by Thursday MINNESOTA Generally fair in north probably in south Wednesday night and Thursday continued cold and colder in ex treme south Wednesday night possibly strong northerly winds In south portion 13 MEN INJURED MORE COLD AND SNOW EXPECTED Rail Service Restored Slowly North Iowa Main Roads Open A derailment on the M and St L near Hampton in which 13 men were injured and drifted snow that still blocked the Chicago and Rock Island trains between Hampton and Bradford were incidents that marred the progress of railroads toward normal operations Wednes day Main highways in North Iowa were open Meanwhile relentless winter jumped on Iowa again Wednesday piling another layer of snow over the drift stifled state And the weatherman said it is almost certain to follow up later Wednesday and Thursday with its twin weapons of and bitter cold The snow fell generally over Iowa with one and a half inches of snow here and mounting up to three and a half inches at Sioux City More Cold Weather Temperatures eased up early Wednesday keeping within 10 de grees of zero but were to dive again the weatherman forecast as the wind which seemed almost inevitable moved up to the attack He predicted a 25 below minimum in the northwest section early Thurs day 20 below in the northeast IS below in the southwest and 10 below in the southeast 1 hate to say added as things stand the states due to duck before a cold wave Thursday Railroad men were fearful Just plain snow one dispatcher said isnt helping us any to escape from the tieup resulting from Sat urdays blizzard And if it drifts things will be in awful shape He explained that it wouldnt take as bad a storm as Saturdays to produce the same tieup It Drifts Easier It drifts a lot easier over old drifts he said Iowa already is covered by snow on the ground ranging from a foot to more than two feet in depth the weatherman reported Atlantic for example he said has a blanket 30 inches deep on the average Drifts at many points already are 15 to 20 feet deep If the weatherman said theres any question about the se verity of this winter here are some facts Up to date weve had more snow and cold weather than we had up to the same time during the winter of 191112 which was the worst winter of record More Snow Keportcd All points reported snow ranging from a light fall on up and many re ported still snowing While there was little wind it started rising to wards noon and the snow flakes started their dance which ends in drifts The low temperatures reported early Wednesday were at Sioux City 8 Spirit Lake 8and Charles City 2 Mason City had a 5 below minimum The mercury held to zero or above throughout most of the state as winter set the stage for a new attack Twelve Mason City men were slightly injured at midnight Tues day when an M and St L extra freight was derailed 4 miles north of Hampton The train consisted of a anowplow engine four cars of coal and two cabooses All the cars passed over the rail successfully ex cept the two cabooses which turned over Climbed Out Windows In the caboose were 19 laborers from Mason City who had been shoveling the tracks The men climbed out of the windows of the caboose One of the cabooses caught fire The men thought this blaze had been put out and left it but the flames broke out again and de stroyed it The rail was fixed and the track IN MASON CITY cleared opening up service on the GlobeGazette weather figures for I Those injured and who received 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock j treatment were H M Bcdker Seth Thomas Charles Larson Bud Te kep Ira Thomas Marion Edwards John Wcstwick Clare Meachem Paul Turk Nathan Church Gene Tosscn and L A Morse all of Ma son City They received treatment and were waiting in the Hampton station Wednesday morning for a train to go home Most seriously hurt was C R Attig of Marshalltown who suf fered cuts on his face and bruises Leo Galcndo wan the foreman and Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 4 Above Minimum in Night Below At 8 A M Wednesday 4 Below Snowfall 1 Inches 1reclpHaiion of an Inch The temperature turned upward Tuesday and the nights minimum was 10 degrees higher than that of Monday night An inch and half of fine texture for blizzard purposes was added to Mason Citys Fnow cnvrrinj Tuesday night giving it an average thickness of 20 I inches B E Branstrup the conductor The accident occurred on an ap ijjroach to a trestle Workers cojii ;