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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 26, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIR3 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUAEY 26 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 121 3 JAPANESE CABINET MEMBERS SLAIN New Snowfall Ties Up Highway Traffic I FLEETS CALLED FROM HIGH SEAS Checking Up on Winter All North America Suffers Mild in Europe By CHARLES P STEWART say that the United States has had an abnormal winter i to express it mildly Forecas ter R Hanson Weightman of the weather bureaus headquarters in Washington ad mits Forecaster Weightman does not concede that speaking of North America as a whole a new all time record has been set The bureau has youngish stations which never have recorded as cold weather as as much of it but the records of some of its older stations hark back to seasons even a little severer than that of l93536 Averaging the country up the forecaster estimates that more places have had lower temperatures more continuously in the last few weeks than at any previous time in 30 years Europe Not Complaining Europe has not particularly com plained Without having much in formation available from there the weather expert surmises that the old world winter has been normal He explains our own winter in this manner The bowlful of North Polar cold air has a way of overflowing by way of Iceland by way of Labrador and Hudson bay and by way of the Mac kenzie river valley Here in Amer ica we are not concerned with the Iceland overflow That affects west ern Europe But cold waves from Labrador sweep our own eastern states And Mackenzie river cold waves are felt in our west and north Then they trend eastward but are modified in intensity as they travel Overflow Down Valley However after a heavy over flow down the Mackenzie valley say the polar reserve of cold usu ally seems for a while to lose its and the recipients of over flows from Labrador and Iceland get off easily Or if Iceland overflows freely into Europe we get off easily This passing continued the forecaster has been peculiar in that the Mackenzie and Labrador overflows both have been liberal The natural conclusion is that Icelands has been relatively small Our northern plains states have felt the Mackenzie valley waves in their full force with temperatures down to 50 degrees below zero As these waves have spread tempera tures have not been so low but they have been pretty low And the east besides feeling the tail ends of the Mackenzie waves has had to reckon with Labrador Northern Plains Freeze The northern plains in short have squirmed under intensity the re mainder of the country under con tinuity Europe at Americas expense seems to have been fairly comfort able Though it has been a cold winter it not been an especially snowy one True snow has fallen copiously but not unprecedcntedly so Nevertheless the countryside has been quite persistently blanketed Icy sidewalks Forecaster Weight man agrees are an irritation to city folk but he reminds us that snow covered fields are a blessing to agriculture Subject to Damages Fall ne pointed out exposed to alternate freezings and thawings of uncovered ground are subject to serious damage Snow protects them Spring yields should be excel But what makes the north polar cold air spill out so eccentrically That we dont answers Forecaster Weightman The late Herbert Janvrin Browne apostle of long distance weather prophesy believes he had found the answer to the secret of seasonal predictions but he died recently and the weather bureau disputes the ac curacy of his reasoning Coal Kqt in Yard 17 Years Sold in Crisis FAYETTE JVCoal mined in Wyoming purchased 17 years ago and since held because no sale could be found for t at Its value of a ton was sold by Frank Chitten den dealer here during the recent fuel crisis He disposed of it at a sharp loss to prevent suffering MERCURY FALLS AS WIND BEGINS TO PILE DRIFTS More Snow and Below Zero Spell Are Seen for State Winter snapped at Iowas heels Wednesday piling snow over most of the state and wetting down the portions that didnt get snow with rain Prospects the weatherman said are for continued snow in the cen tral and north portions and below zero temperatures early Thursday in the northwest section The low expected in that area was 5 below the weatherman said while the mercury probably would hold to 5 above in the northeast 10 above in the southwest and 15 above in the southeast A 6 inch fall of snow in the Ma son City area was drifting some what particularly after the wind increased during the afternoon and it was necessary to put snow re moval equipment on all highways Highway commission officials ad vised motorists to stay off the high ways stating that as long as the heavy wind lasted efforts to keep the roads clear were of no avail Automobiles were reported stalled or highways in all directions out of Mason City Wednesday afternoon Farmers were being called on to pull the cars out of the drifts plows at Work Were just trying to hold what we County Engineer R E Robertson who pointed out that county plows were going over the roads which had previously been cleared including the highway to Rock Falls and Plymouth the scenic highway up along the Winnebago river the Portland road and the Carrying Latimer Mail Rural letter carriers were wondering whether Wednesdays snow might force continuation of using special means to get over their routes In the above photo taken at Latimer arc shown Kussell Hanson left regular letter carrier who has a route of miles and Mr Lubkeman auxiliary carrier ready to start over their route recently They covered a 10 mile route to deliver mail to various destinations to which patrons could go to get their mail Each of the men carried about 50 pounds of mail and about 100 pounds of mall was placed on the sled DICKINSON GOAL IS SENATE SEAT FOREST CITY QUINTET WINS were whirling the newly fallen snow from all primary roads getting over the highways rapidly No reports had been received at the commis sion district offices here that the d Not Intend Remarks as Waukon Eliminated in First Presidential Candidacy I Round Match of State Announcement Jaysee Tournament sion dismci onices nere mat tin i That his primary interest is the roads were blocked by the new fall senatorial nomination in Iowa and of snow Railronds Get Busy With the old cuts snow railroad again had snow removal equipment in tion making plans to tie up trains in event conditions got worse The Great Western had one train fast in snowdrift near Eagle Grove With word from the western part of the statethat conditions were reaching the stage under which it would be impossible to operate trains the Milwaukee made plans to tie up all trains until the wind went down that his recent remarks at I Greensboro N were not in full of tended as an announcement of his thelr j candidacy for the presidential nom jination at Cleveland next June was the declaration of Senator L J Dickinson in a letter received here Wednesday by a friend of the Al ac Waldorf Junior college of Forest City touched off the fireworks in the 1936 state jaysee tournament which opened at the high school court Wednesday afternoon by out classing Waukon Junior college 43 GOVERNOR SAYS BREEDING MUST HANG APRIL 28 Red Oak Man Refused Clemency in Slaying of His Wife PICTURE ON PAGE 2 DES MOINES Clyde L Herring Wednesday refused to grant executive clemency and set April 27 as the date on which Arch Breeding former Red Oak night marshal is to hang for the murder of his wife In a formal statement which re viewed the facts of the crime Gov ernor Herring said If under the law this is not de liberate cold blooded premeditated murder of one whom he had sworn to defend I cannot conceive of first degree murder under any conditions The easy path for the executive in an appeal of this kind is to grant clemency but this case in my opin ion does not warrant executive in His Third Refusal It was the third time during his term of office that Governor Her ring refused clemency and set an execution date for a condemned slayer Previously he had ordered the hanging of Elmer Brewer and Pat Griffin and of Reginald Tracy The governor said that circum stances of the shooting which showed him Breeding had contem plated the crime for several hours indicated the murderwas dcliber I have considered the complete record in the case of Arch Breed ing and have given careful consid eration to the appeals of many splendid citizens of Montgomery county and am sorry for Arch his statement said Shot in Argument Breeding shot his wife on the night of Oct 5 1934 during an ar gument over whether she would continue divorce proceedings started against him because of habitual drunkenness His daughter Bernice now 19 saw the shooting She conferred with the governor Monday Wed nesday the governor said Miss Breeding is torn between loyalty to the memory of her moth er and duty to her father and un jonan As you well he stated 11 Thursday night am keenly interested in being reI u J to 30 to enter the second round der such trying obligations main The Forest Cityans will meet Ma son City which drew a bye in the am Keenly interested in uenig ic nominated to the United States senI Coach Kippy ate I do feel that we should be in cagers gained a 12 to 0 lead and a position to take advantage of never relinquished its margin The whatever developments there might Winnebago county school used its be at the national convention My The M and St L held the northI primary interest however at this ti j time is the senatorial nomination Emma Willis Freed of Murder Charges in Slaying Father ANADARKO Emma Willis 18 year old farm girl was acquitted Thursday of murder charges in the shotgun slaying of her sharecropper father bound passenger train in Mason City Wednesday afternoon while awaiting developments on other traffic The Rock Island was continuing its operations Wednesday afternoon having received no report on whether or not night trains were being started North Western trains were also continuing in operation with plans to annul trains if con ditions got worse Slightly Below Freezing The temperature here was slight ly below freezing Wednesday after reaching 25 above zero for the nights low The temperature dropped rapidly as the wind increased Highways out of Osage were open Wednesday but some drifting was entire squad alternating two teams Waukon coached by Howard Moffitt former University of Iowa star was helpless against the Wal dorf attack and was hopelessly be hind from the start Don Anderson who tied with a teammate Harold Johnson for high scoring honors with 9 points was the outstanding player On the floor shining both on defense and offense reported Snowplows were busy but some blockading was threatened was said The temperature was Qf After expressing his sympathy for Breeding the governor contin ued in his statement Waited at Home But the fact remains that he did wait at the home of his wife and daughter until they returned that some words were had that he left and went to a place where he was part time employed that he watched his chance and stole a re volver the location of which he knew by reason of his employment that he left this place after stating to a clerk dont be surprised if you hear anything before that he returned to the home of his wife and daughter summoned his wife to the door and in the daugh ters presence deliberately fired the entire contents of the revolver 30 above At Cresco snowfall measured inches Wednesday morning with the blowing the new snow though it was wet and heavy Charles City re ported four inches of snow Sioux City three inches council Bluffs an inch It continued snowing throughout north and west Iowa while rain or mercury at 24 above The mercury snow fell on the balance of the 4 state depending on the temperature Highways in the north and west continued to rise and it was report er was slowed down or halted were slick with ice and traffic eith ed still snowing Five inches of snow fell during the night at Belrnond it was re ported Wednesday The mercury rose to 32 above at 9 a m Wednes day after a minimum of 26 The snow was reported to be quite heavy A strong wind struck Clarion at about 11 oclock Wednesday morn ing and by was blowing from 25 to 30 miles an hour This caused drifting of the half foot of snow that had fallen during the night and in the morning Heaviest In Northwest Heaviest snowfall was reported in the northwest section Spirit Lake measured seven inches of new snow reported a rising wind with danger of another highway blockade Em metsburg reported six inches of new snow and a blustering wind At Spencer the wind was stiff and Sioux City reported a minimum temperature of 18 above Council Bluffs and Charles City 30 Oubu que an even 32 33 and Davenport and Keokuk 34 above The high reported Tuesday was the 42 above registered at Daven port and Keokuk Flood Threat Lessened Both Keokuk and Davenport re ported thunderstorms Tuesday Flood threats in midwest sections were lessened with the return of lower temperatures In many sec tions Two additional deaths of young children by drowning were reported A seven year old boy fell through the ice on a creek at Flint and a six year old Negro girl was drowned near Morganttwn W Va A woman was drowned near Log Tuesday FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with snow in central and north por tions much colder Wednesday njght MINNESOTA Snow Wednes day night possibly heavy In north and east partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday snow in north portion cold wave Wednesday night or Thursday fresh to strong shift Ing winds IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 30 Above Minimum in Night 25 AJbove At 8 A M 30 Above Snowfall 5 Inches Precipitation 45 of an Inch After dropping to 17 inches un der the influence of 3 melting days the Mason City snow level Wednes day morning was back to 22 inches Five inches of snow descended dur ing the night and during the fore noon Wednesday it turned to a fine type of flake that closely resembled Sheriff John Conkei of Red Oak who under the law must spring the trap sending Breeding to his death at Fort Madison penitentiary Conferred With Lawyer killing her instantly During the week the governor has in courts of the state conferred with Breedings attorney argued against Breedings appeal in District Judge H J Mants fixed granted ON THE INSIDE Jaysee Teams Start on State Title Race ON SPORTS PAGE R R Crew Works on Buffalo Center Wreck ON STATE PAGE Assassination Act of Patriotism in Japan ON PAGE 3 Iowa Falls Sandbags Ready If River Rises ON STATE PAGE Bill for Seed Loans Is Vetoed ON PAGE 2 Fire Two Commerce Department Officials ON PAGE 2 Firemen Rescue Man Overcome by Fumes ON PAGE 12 Demand for Workers on Farm Has Doubled ON PAGE 12 TO DO GUARD DUTY State of Emergency Declared After Young Officers of Army Assassinate Premier and Two Aides to Remove Corrupt JAPANESE SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Premier Okada and two other cabinet ministers assassin ated by young army officers apparently angered by civil opposition to the militarys policies in China government announces order restored but declares state of emergency two fleets ordered from the high seas to police Tokio and Osaka emperor orders the umio Goto to form new government two other officials wounded Japanese embassy announces no fundamental change in Japans form of popular government would occur relations with the United States would not be affected League of nations observers see possible new strain on RussoJapanese relations more aggressive Japanese foreign policy Japanese embassy told by government 100 younger officers imprisoned for assassinations rebellion suppressed Soviet officials mum but observers fear fareastern repercussions Japanese embassy spokesmen say coup executed by few hundred members of first army division about to leave Japan for Manchoukuo Chinese officials express fear of break in bettered SinoJapanese relations Japanese embassy says Tokio situation in hand with police wartime control of city Foreign Minister Eden tells house of commons Bank of Japan has suspended business temporarily By GLENN BABB Copyright 1930 by The Three of Japans most distinguished leaders were assassin ated in a snowstorm before dawn Wednesday by young army officers who said they wished to remove corrupt influences from around me the the Slain in Coup KEISUKE OKADA the death penalty ordering that Breeding be hanged Oct 29 1935 LeRoy H Johnson his attorney ap pealed to the supreme court for a change of sentence to life imprison ment The high court denied the appeal Sept 24 1935 with seven justices voting to uphold the death sentence and two dissenting The supreme court clerks office said Iowa gover nors have commuted death penal ties in most cases where there was a divided supreme court opinion Death Penalty Stayed On Oct 11 Breedings attorney filed a notice of intention to ask the tJIlLirs CU La me tvuivci in cu a avj rj juttii iii a on niv either at Or into the body of his court to reconsider the case Filing inaianHv nf Ihp nntirp antomaticallv staved of the noticeautomatically stayed The governor said the official ex the death penalty which could not ecution warrant would be sent to be imposed while legal action was pending The court however ruled on Dec 19 that the rehearing would not be granted thereby cancelling Breed ings last hope for judicial clemency With the death sentence indefi conrerrea VVILH and Walter Maley who successfully nitely stayed Governor Herring was required under the law either to set new execution date or commute the state supreme court Shortly after the crime was com the punishment to life imprison mitted Breeding pleaded guilty to ment Johnson asked a commutation charges of first degree murder fho hearing and the request was Illinois Yawning Woman Gets Her Third Attack MORRISON Har1 vomiting lessened somewhat Tues old McKee the yawning woman who twice has attracted nationwide attention because of her peculiar affliction is suffering a third at tack This time the yawns are accom panied by vomiting which makes it difficult to gain results with medi cine as inprevious cases The present attack began Sunday night when she started to yawn eight to eleven times a minute The day night and she was able to retain food at least for a time Mrs McKees first yawning spell in 1934 lasted nine days and the second in 1935 continued 11 days It was more severe than the first The McKee family recently moved to Morrison from Round Grove 111 Worry and strain over care of an invalid husband and a diabetic schoolboy son are blamed for her affliction They killed the liberal premier Keisuke Okada the lord keeper of privy seal and former premier Admiral Viscount Makoto Saito and chief of military education Gen Jotaro Watanabe They wounded Korekiyo minister of finance andAdmiral Kantaro Suzuki lord chamberlain of the im perial court They killed and wounded several Itsser personages together with policemen body guards and per sonal servants in their sudden at tempt at a coup detat 80 Reported Killed A Japanese consular source in London stated unconfirmed reports from Japanese newspapers said 80 persons had been killed in all Riichi Takahashi son of the minister of finance said in New York he had received a cable stating his father was All other members of tne cabinet escaped unhurt and one of ministers Fumio Goto head of the home office was made acting prem ier by Emperor Hirohito Goto is a nationalist A report to the Japanese embassy in London stated however Goto and all his cabinet had tendered their resignations to the emperor The government declared a state of emergency and ordered two fleets from the high seas to police duty at Tokio and Osaka Declare Martial Law Martial law was proclaimed in the city of Tokio only at a m Thursday Lieut Gen Kohei Kashii com mander of the Tokio garrison waa slaced in charge of enforcing the aw Under the law of the country a decree of martial law is more dras tic than the previously declared state of emergency and permits the troops to use any means of force Lo subdue enemies of the state Under strong military precau tions the streets of Tokio were quiet early Thursday and the government declared the whole nation was calm Traffic Suspended This correspondent personally motored around the capital finding the majority of theaters and rants advertising lights dark ened and traffic suspended in sever al central districts The insurgent officers who deci mated the cabinet said their pur pose was to protect the national policy They said they believed that the government was being torn by fi nancial factions and bureaucrats st a juncture in which the nation waa confronted with various difficulties The officers said in their mani festo that their purpose was to pro tect the national policy thereby ful filling their duties to the throne Has Control of Police Jhe premierdesignate Goto was minister of home of fice which carries with it control of the senior civilian members cf the Okada cabinet Soldiers immediately were or dered out on duty to maintain order The imperial palace govern ment offices under heavy military The recent parliamentary elee on which demonstrated a swing on Jn the Japanese had established Premier JOTARO WATANABE MAKOTO SAITO Okada more firmly in power that ;