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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 25 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 120 Pacifist or Militarist Stewart Cant See Any Solution for Problem NORTONS LOVE TURNS TO HATE By CHAKJUES I STEWART ASHINGTON Is a con gressman a mili tarist or a paci fist when he sup ports historys largest peace time allowance for Americas ar my and navy He is a paci answer vir tually all of those who have argued recently for a S army appropriation and for the navy A total of a billion and nearly onetenth Most of the time during which the controversy over this expenditure has been pending congress also has been busy with the framing of plans to keep the United States neutral in the next overseas war if and many folk are mightily appre hensive of one Now is it consistent to shout foi strict American neutrality snd at the same time to vote for record breaking American preparations to fight Well American lawmakers have done it wholesale Not a New Idea Their reasoning is that America must be ready to defend its neu trjt is not a new idea that a roun try must be loaded for bear to in timidate bears into leaving it at peace Military men generally subscribe to this doctrine Military minoed civilians do too And of course it is subscribed to by produces and salesmen of military supplies To me it seems that ooth logics are wrong If a country is weak it is im posed upon If it is strong us in clination is to prove it The solution I dont J Naturally Breeds Strife Militarism naturally breeds strife rampant in countries which know what they want to grab Wouldbe pacifistic countries are the possessors of territory which the grabbers want to grab but which the prospective graobees are determined not to surrender even if tvy have to fight to defend A grab isnt necessarily a direct for example wants Ethio pia which is not directly taking rnything away from John Bull nevertheless it is depriving the lat ter of the control of the headwaters of the Nile which are essential in turn to Johnnie s control of all the fertility of the Nile basin If Japan seeks to gobble north China why north China is not American soil but Japanese control of north China excludes American tiade from that area In Latin America Uncle Sams weight in Latin America may count considerably He hasnt much economic weight there due to his commercial bung ling but he weighs as against the old worlds political he can improve himself economical ly by improved management North American maritime strength in short will signify in the it isnt exercised in a fashion obviously in tended to frighten them cdmmer ciallvor militarily They may be frightened but they will be antag onized also A strong United Stales in short mav be a powerful new world fac tor if itis evident that it is truly panAmerican Not otherwise to Europe Japan and cise is a matter of guess work JOCeiSHELD FOR QUESTIONING Body of Woman Is Found on Railroad Station Lawn in New Orleans NEW ORLEANS re ported Tuesday they were holding Jack ODay 26 year old free lance jockey for questioning in connec tion with the mystenoin slaying of Mrs Estelle Hughes whose body was found on the lawn of a down town railroad station early Tues day morning ODay has been staying in New Orleans during the current racing season where he has been employed at the the fairgrounds track Mis Hughes was described by police as being around 29 years old the mother of a nine year old child She was believed to be a native of Panama City Fla Her body was found lying on a small plot of grass near the rail road station with a bullet wouna jn the head Another General Accused of Being in Politics BOLLES NAMED BY ROBINSON IN SENATE DEBATE Hastings Calls Removal of Hagood Example or 55 1 erronsm WASHINGTON charge that Maj Gen Frank C Bolles commander of the seventh corps area at Omaha was actively en gaging in politics developed Tues day in senate debate on the sus pension from duty of Maj Gen Johnson Hagood as eighth corps area commander Senator Hastings had termed the action in relieving Ha good of his command an illustra tion of terrorism in government when Senator Robinson the demo cratic leader hurled the charge against Bolles He coupled it with an assertion that Senator Hastings was instrumental in sending Brig General William Mitchell former air corps chief to his srrave without the restitution due Storms Out Words The debate springing out of the suspension of Hagood involved a half dozen senators Robinson literally stormed out his words in heated reply to Hast ings He asserted that Hagood vio lated the army code in taking part in politics by criticizing the admin istrative agency And there is at least one more corps Robinson shouted who is actively engaged in politics who has a candidate of his own for the presidency and boasts he is making efforts in his Is he a new dealer interrupted Hastings snapped Robinson he is an old dealer like Responds to Question He gave General Bolles name in response to a direct question from Hastings but did not name the can didate he was assertedly support ing Turning to the Mitchell case Robinson declared Hastings had held up action for a year on a bill the majority leader had introduced to remove the stain from the rec ord of General Mitchell who was court martialed for his outspoken denunciation of army leaders he held responsible for lack of air corps development Hagood in what already has threatened to become a political is sue was ordered home to await orders shortly after telling a house subcommittee that works progress administration funds were stage Hastings chairman of the repub lican senatorial campaign commit tee declared Refers to Court Here is an effort nn the part of the commanderinchief of the army and navy to see to it that nothing reflects on his administra tion not of the army and navy but of the general affairs of his ad The Delaware serrator referred to a recent supreme court decision as j being very helpful as far as free j dom of the press is 1 and added What we need is freedom of speech as well So far as I know the thing that makes the senate more attractive than anything else is that by our rules we are permit ted to speak our piece when we care He said reports that the president is endeavoring to create a dictator ship were not as unlikely as many people BOUSES DENIES TAKING ANY PART IN POLITICS DES MONES Gen Frank C Bolles commander of the seventh corps area at Omaha as serted emphatically at Fort DCS Moincs here Tuesday that he is not in He made the declaration when ad vised that Senator Robinson during the senate debate on the suspen sion from duty of Maj Gen Johnson Hagood had charged General Bolles with political activity Why Ive never even voted ex cept once in my General Bolles said That one ne re called was for the mayor of San Francisco about 10 years General Bolles said he was at the Fort DCS Moines army post which in the seventh corps area on army business Fisher Demands Perjury Charges Against Whited Wilentz Hurries Back to Take Charge of Lindy Case By JOHN FERRIS TRENTON N demand that prosecution officials bring a perjury charge against Millard Whited Sourlands mountain logger and one of the chief witnesses against Bruno Richard Hauptmann was made Tuesday by C Lloyd Fisher chief counsel for Haupt mann Fisher in a letter to Prosecutor Anthony M Hauck of Hunter don county said he wished Hauck would proceed in the Whited case as you did in the Heier He referred to Benjamin Heier New York restaurant cashier a Hauptmann defense witness who was indicted in Hunterdon county for perjury at the Flemington trial Sitting in Auto Heier swore he was sitting in an automobile with a young woman the night of April 2 1932 when the ransom was paid and saw a man jump from the wall of St cemetery The man he said was not Hauptmann The state in rebuttal produced a witness who said at about the hour Heier testified he was in the Bronx he was involved in an automobile collision in midtown Manhattan Heiers case has not been brought to trial Reluctant to Act Fisher himself is reluctant to sign a complaint against Whited who was accused by Gov Harold G Hoffman of he saw Hauptmann prowling in the woods near the Lindbergh estate shortly before the kidnaping March 1 1932 The man who told the Fleming ton jury Hauptmann will be thawed out when he hears that switch sped back to New Jersey Tuesday to make sure the convicted killer of the Lindbergh baby will not escape the chair Atty Gen David T Wilentz was scheduled to arrive here from Flor ida late Tuesday afternoon to take Irom the shoulders of Prosecutor Hauck the burden of replying to Governor Hoffmans attack on of the states witnesses against Hauptmann To Confer With Hauck He is expected to confer at once with Hauck to gtl a first hand ac count of the latest developments in the case which apparently he had regarded as settled when he went to Florida three weeks ago Hauptmann is under sentence to die the week of March 30 but prose cution officials believe another re prieve may be granted unless they act quickly to forestall further at tacks on the case they presented against Hauptmann Calls Reprieve Illegal Wilentz called the reprieve granted By the governor Jan 16 il legal and said at that time he would oppose another unless circum stances warrant The Rev John Mattiesen of Trenton Hauptmanns spiritual ad visor Monday night in New York quoted the condemned man as say ing he believed Dr John F Jafsie Condon testified against him un willingly under police pressure Condon was the intermediary in the futile payment of ran som for return of the infant DAVID T WILENTZ REPORT ITALIAN COLONY INVADED Ethiopian Government Says Base Destroyed 668 Italians Killed ADDIS Ethi opian government announced Tues day that its troops had invaded the Italian colony of Eritrea Feb 19 destroying an Italian base The base was described as locat ed at Amaga on the Setit river on the northwest border of Ethiopia where Ethiopia Eritrea and the An gloEgyptian Sudan meet The purported victory appeared to be a continuation of a north ward thrust by Ethiopian troops in which the government said 668 Italians had been killed in two pre vious clashes ANOTHER TOUCH OF GOLD IS SEEN Weatherman Expects Return of Zero Temperatures Overnight Iowas door again Tuesdayand the weatherman said it would bring zero temperatures back to the state early Wednesday But the cloudswhich frowned on the entire state Tuesday morning he added would clear away Tuesday night letting the sun through Wed nesday Freezing set in again early Tues day when temperatures fell below 32 degrees in North Iowa after climbing far above normal again Monday over all the state The mercury which rose to 39 above zero in Mason City Monday dropped to 16 above during the night and at S oclock Tuesday morning stood at 17 above 70 Above at Keokuk The highest temperature report ed Monday was Keokuks 70 Dav enport reported 54 Dubuque 46 Des Moines 44 Council Bluffs 42 land Charles City and Sioux City i 38 Sioux City reported 16 early Tues day Charles Citys slush and mush of melted snow and ice froze again at 20 degrees At Council Bluffs the low was 24 and at Des Moines 31 Dubuque reported 34 and Dav enport 36 The weatherman said northwest Iowa would get zero temperatures early Wednesday Five above was expected in the northeast section 10 in the southwest and 15 in the southeast Flood Danger Even though melting baa been general since he de clared therehasnt been much run off yet for rivers have risen little But if this alternate freezingand thawing the flood danger is materially reduced as well get rid of this snow blanket a little at a He estimated that the thaw has melted down at least a foot of the snow blanket over the state Retail Sales Increase DES MOINES report on sales tax receipts showed Iowa re tail sales increased 13 per cent during the last holiday season over the 1934 period Construction Will Continue THORNTON Workmen began Monday to clean away snow from the new school building premises and It is hoped work can be re sumed with no further interruptions Bricklaying on the new structure was halted at the first floor FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and cold er Tuesday night and Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair rmd colder Tuesday night and Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 39 Above Minimum In Night 16 Above At 8 A M Tuesday 17 Above Its news indeed when the mer cury mounts to 39 in North Iowa this winter This Monday maximum however was 3 degrees lower than for the previous 24 hour period NAVAL PACT OF U GERMANY BRITAIN SOUGHT English Make Proposal as 4 Power Conference Faces Failure By CHARLES P NUTTER Associated Press Foreign Staff LONDON Britain anticipating failure for the four power naval conference has pro posed an AngloGermanAmerican naval agreement it was learned Tuesday from authoritative sources Members of the United States delegation asked to confirm this re port refused to discuss it High naval sources described the proposal as one of the most im portant affecting the United States Great Britain and Germany since the World war Would Limit Sizes The agreement would limit the sizes and types of ships and guns among the three countries con cerned and would provide for an annual exchange of information on construction programs Word of the AngloGermanAm erican proposal came shortly after Italy had injected the ItaloEthio pian war question into the naval conference as a fresh to the achievement of a naval limitation treaty Authoritative sources said that the Italian delegation had the British that Premier Mussolini would not accept any new naval accords until the league of nations sanctions against Italy were dis carded and the reinforced British fleet withdrawn from the Mediter ranean Pact Under Discussion The substance of the proposed agreement among the United States Great Britain and Germany would be the same as that now under dis cussion among the United States Great Britain France and Italy in the present four power conference with battleships limited to tons and 14 inch guns It was understood that the agree ment could be effected either in the form of a signed treaty or by the exchange of notes The original source for this in formation stated that the agree ment would not be an alliance Would Not Take Sides Naval authorities said they felt that a tripower treaty as a treaty might not be acceptable to Wash ington on the grounds that it might appear the United States was tak ing sides in European affairs that it would not desire to seem siding with Germany and Great Britain against France Russia Italy and other powers It was reported authoritatively that the British were disgusted with French opposition to the in clusion of Germany in the present naval conference and with the French demands for an Anglo French air pact as the price of a French signature on a four power naval conference treaty The Italian demands that Great Britain withdraw her fleet in the Mediterranean and that the league remove sanctions also annoyed the British Brakeman Killed in Fall From Vestibule of Train at Switch NICHOLS E Ridge of Cedar Rapids brakeman on Rock Island passenger train No 61 met instant death when he apparently fell from the vestibule of his train at a switch south of Nichols late Monday night He suffered a broken neck broken arm and a skull frac ture Ridge was not missed until the train reached West Liberty The crew on train No 62 searched for the body and found it lying by the roadbed No inquest was held The body was taken to Cedar Rapids Gasoline Burns Fatal to Davenport Woman DAVENPORT IP Mrs John Phillips 26 died Tuesday morning or burns suffered Monday evening when she mistook a can of gasoline for kerosene while starting a fire in a stove at her home The resultant explosion showered her with flam ing liquid inflicting burns over her entire body of Stock Gifts Go to SEC WASHINGTON re ports to the securities commission Tuesday brought to the total of securities gifts made by corporation officers and large stockholders in advance of higher gift taxes that went into effect Jan 1 1936 The reports were made public in a supplemental summary for De cember and previous months They showed some in gifts in December and about more in preceding months About had been reported pre viously December Peak Month December stood out as the peak month in the flood of gifts which began in early summer when the president and congress began work on the tax program now in effect Nearly was given away in that month Among the larger donations in Tuesdays reports was one of by James Simpson of Chi cago consisting of common j shares of Marshall Field and comi i pany common stock Sirripstn gave the stock last August G M Moffett of New York gave about in common shares of Corn Products Refining company also in August and j Theodore H Kirk WinstonSalem I N received in 200 B common shares of R J Reyj nolds Tobacco company i Must Report Gifts Securities commission regulations merely require officers and large stockholders to report gifts or re ceipts They do riot require the name Of the second party to the transaction donor or donee as the case may be Other gifts included John Stuart Chicago gave 150 preferred Quaker Oats company Howard H Rath received and J W Rath gave both of Waterloo Iowa and common Rath Packing company Paid for George V Funeral LONDON funeral Jan 28 for King George V who died the night of Jan 20 at Sandringham cost pounds about The expense was disclosed Tuesday in a supplementary estimate for var I ious government departments pre sented to the house of commons for parliamentary approval CONGRESS LOOKS AT POWER ISSUE New Housing Program Gets Share of Attention m Capital WASHINGTON between the government and pri vate power companies shared cap ital attention Tuesday with a new housing program I Secretary Ickes urged the power firms to either permit PWA to pro ceed with its municipal power pro jects or be gracious enough to carry a fight against them to the supreme court speedily The Associated Gas and Electric company challenged claims that it owes the government on income and profit taxes for the five years ending in 1933 It asked the board of tax appeals for a rede termination To Fore in Senate The power question was pushed to the fore also in the senate That chamber voted to take up the Norris bill authorizing a ten year rural electrification program after hurriedly passing a bill in creasing capital stock of the Com modity Credit corporation Appropriations for regular activi ties of the agriculture departmnt were up for debate in the house again Confer on Farm Bill Conferees for the senate and house were summoned to meet to try to reconcile differences on the soil conservationsub sidy farm program Completion of a housing program was disclosed by Peter Grimm treasury specialist Involving treas ury outlays of less than 000 the first year it still awaited approval by President Roosevelt who returned today from a New York visit to attend the funeral of Col Henry Latrobe Roosevelt as sistant secretary of the navy ON THE INSIDE VIRGINIA BRUCE Guard Actress Home After Kidnap Warning ON PAGE 2 Crew Unable to Open Highway to Hospital ON PAGE 3 First of Declamatory Contest Series Held ON PAGE 3 North Iowa B Cage Aces Play Game Here ON PAGE 9 Murphy Says Legion Not Seeking Pension ON PAGE 2 Seal Sales Finance Tuberculosis Clinics ON PAGE 8 State Gets Federal Aged Pension Check ON PAGE 8 FARMER DENIES HE HAD PART IN POISONING WIFE Bedford Man Says That Old Woman Is Trying to Frame BEDFORD Hortons signed statement disclosed Tuesday the illicit love he bore his widow paramour Mrs Anna Johnston who accused him of giving his wife the poison that killed her has turned to bitter hate At one place in the statement Horton declared of Mrs Johnston if she were here I would kill Shortly after officers exhibited the statement Horton shouted at newspapermen Im not guilty That old woman Mrs Johnston is trying to frame me The only thing Ive got to be sorry for is that I ever had anything to do with Mrs Johnston was calm Widow Sleeps Well I slept she said because my conscience is clear The 38 year old farmer and his neighbor both of whom admit illicit relationships faced the world Tuesday from jail cells where they are held without bond on mur der charges filed against them yes terday Both pleaded not guilty late yes terday Mrs Johnston hesitantly after declaring I dont see what good an attorney will do after what I Horton however emphatically as serted bis innocence and asked time to obtain legal counsel Seeks Early Trio County Attorney Roger F Warin declared he would make every ef ithe couple to trial within two weeks In his statement Horton declared that after his 37 year old wife who had been suffering a cold took one of the capsules which the state con tends contained poison she said she felt The portion of Hortons state ment concerning killing Mrs had to do with the dis covery of a capsule in Mrs Hor tons pocketbook five days after the woman died in convulsions at her snowbound home early Feb 15 Horton told of examining the pocketbook in the presence of Coun Nr Attornpv Warin TELLS MAYOR TO CLEAN UP OR QUIT Dry Leader Makes as 2 Minneapolis Police Are Indicted MINNEAPOLIS R B Holsaple superintendent of the Min nesota antisaloon league Tuesday demanded Mayor Thomas Latimer order a city Sousecleaning or get out as the grand jury indicted two police captains on charges of ne glect of duty Reiterating his charges of law less conditions existing in this while organizations and individuals continued their week drive for bet ter government Holsaple declared All he the mayor I needs to do is to tell the police department to enforce the laws and drive out the crooks and give the department as surance he will stand back of them If the laws are not going to be en forced he should get Former Police Chief Capt Frank Brunskill former chief of police and Capt William Forby were charged on two counts each involving liquor law violations by tavern and dance hall operators Both captains are in charge of precinct police Mayor Latimer who could not be reached immediately previously said he would suspend the officers when and if the indictments were voted The mayor has demanded proof of Holsaples accusations and termed them malicious false and ridicu Climax to Probe The bills against Captains Bruns kill and Forby were the climax to the jurors liquor investigation in which 20 other indictments charg ing as many liquor dealers with per jury in obtaining licenses were vot ed The jury also returned two other indictments today nairting two more liquor dealers and accusing them of perjury in their applica tions for liquor licenses I came across a piece of news paper wadded up in the pocket the statement reads and I exclaimed My God what is Roger Warin took the wad of paper and unfolded it and there we saw an empty capsule The capsule was wrapped in the Clearfield En terprise a newspaper with my name on the Enterprise I said My God that fixes me now It looks like a plant x x x I know the person who did it she were here I would kill Both Horton blond and husky and Mrs Johnston 38 dark and buxom admitted trips together to southern Iowa and Missouri towns of hours spent together at homes when no one else Capsule in Purse Mrs Johnston declared she placed the empty capsule in Mrs Hortons Ipurse after the woman died be cause Horton came to me kissed their was me and asked me tJ do so so Skulls Fractured in AutoTrain Collision UNDERWOOD G e o r g e Johnson 38 Bentley storekeeper and Ed Messerli 42 Bentley farm er suffered possible skull fractures when the truck in whicn they were riding collided with a Rock Island passenger train near here The men taken to a Council Bluffs hos it would look she done it her Horton in his statement declared he obtained the capsules from Mrs Johnston My wife told his statement reads that Mrs Johnston had told her theday before Feb 14 that she had some quinine at her home and she wanted me to bring it Horton then told of going to the Johnston home and said While I was there she said There sets your empty jar with medicine for your wife and you in it Dont forget Envelope for Wife Anna Johnston told me the en velope was for my wife My wife fore the envelope open in my pres ence and dumped it out Two quinine capsules and two other tablets fell out on the table and she let them lay there as far as I know until she took them How could I be guilty Horton asked today I wanted an inquest held I told the coroner I wanted to get to the bottom of this investigation Mrs brought Dr Seth A Watson refused to siirn a death certificate after ex oner her body and pital Coroner autopsy Y ;