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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE BEBV1CB MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUAEY 9 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS 07 TWO SECTION SECTION ONE NO 80 Shouse Is Hard Hitter A merican Liberty League Is Well Managed By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 9 Whatever else one may think of the American Liberty league in all fairness it must be admitted that it is ell managed Its jabs at the new deal are far more effective than the republi can national com mittees In fact the administra tion can and does afford virtually to ignore the G O official organization its thrusts dont hurt any But every time the league makes a pass at it it hollers For one thing the republican committee is partisan Its every antinew deal utterance is counted because it is on the antiadministration side ol the republicandemocratic fence It generally is recognized ttfat its i JOB is to find fault not necessarily justifiably Besides its fault finding is not overly pungent From Both Parties The Liberty league calls self non partisan And why shouldnt it It has some republican backing cei tainly Also under its ban ner however are John V Davis who ran for president on the demo cratic ticket in 1924 Al Smith who ran for president on the same ticket in 1928 John J Raskob who was democratic national chairman for four years Jouett Shouse h chd more than anv other single individ ual to smear Hoover during the depression years preceding the isd election Moreover the league s pub licity is dandy Jouett Shouse One must hand it to that chap as a wonder at political propaganda Really Was Boss He took over the direction of democratic destinies mommally as an underling of Chairman Raskoo but really as boss of the whole out fit at a juncture when many politi cians believed the party was on the verge of disintegration and simply wrecked the opposition with ms press agentry by the 1932 camwgn True he did it for Al Smith and Franklin D Roosevelt reaped the benefit but the press agentry was Michelson sot the credit for this publicity but Charleys propaganda hasnt been so hot on the defensive as propaganda man for the democratic committee since he hasnt had Shouse as what per haps he was beforehis inspiration On the opposite hand Bill Murphy operating for the league under Jouetts direction has had it all over Charley The conclusion is hard to escape that Shouse rather than either Michelson or Murphy is the wond2r working propagandist What He Wants What Jouett Shouse wants its hard to think that he doesnt seek something political isnt very ap CHICAGO SEEN AS DEMO CHOICE Huge House Majority Seen for Cash Bonus Act TWO YOUNG MEN DIE AT CALMAR IN AUTO CRASH Third Badly Injured as One Truck Smashes Into Another CALMAR Jan Calmar youths were killed early today and another seriously injured when the truck in which they were riding crashed into the rear of a large transport truck after giving up an attempt to pass it The dead Milton Peterson 24 Calmar Martin Dalen 24 Calmar Dale Hathaway also about 24 Calmar who was seriously injured was driving the truck occupied oy the other two youths At a point at about a half mile northwest of Calmar on the DecorahCalmar highway the boys who were headed toward calmar tried to pass a large H and M transport truck As they started to pass the truck on a slight curve according to re ports given officers they saw an other car coming from the opposite direction Apparently as they at tempted to slow up and swing back again behind the large transport truck they crashed into the rear of it Not Aware of Accident The accident occurred about 3 oclock as the boys were returning to Calmar The Hathaway truck was badly damaged The driver of the other truck was not aware of the accident but heard a loud noise Thinking the end gate ot his truck had fallen down he stop ped and discovered the wreck Peterson and Dalen died instant ly Hathaway suffered a broken nose and a gash across his forehead He was unconscious and was taken to a Decorah hospital where physi cian stated it might he three days before the outcome of his condi tion could be determined Son of Barber e doesnt seem politically ambi tious He has served a term or two in congress and once held a minor post in the treasury department but there are no signs that he has higher aspirations Hes a rather rich man but not rich enough to warrant the conclu sion that his aim is to dominate pol itics for plutocratic reasons He hasnt the earmarks of a Mus the American Liberty leagues manager he is said to receive annually A smug sum Yet I wouldnt like to assert that he evolved the American Liberty Icarus fthough he undoubtedly did evolve it for the sake of per annum Search me for Jouett Shouse s an tecedents The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair and somewhat colder in central and east por with rising temperatures in extreme west portion Thurs day night Friday increasing cloudiness Snow and rising tem in central and west portions MINNESOTA Fair colder Thursday night Friday increas ing cloudiness snow and rising temperature in west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for VA hour period ending at 8 oclccit Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday SI Above Minimum In Nlirht 20 Above At 8 a m Thursday 21 Above Snowfall 3 Injhe Precipitation 20 of an Inch Peterson is survived by his par ents Mr and Mrs Edwin Peterson of Calmar His father is a barber Also surviving are two sisters Mrs Harry Shitton of Garwin and Mrs John Perry of Beaumont and a brother Charles at home Dalen is survived by his mother Mrs Elme Dalen an operator at the telephone office here two sisters Olga and Ella who are students at the State University of Iowa and a brother who works in Decorah His father is dead Both Dalen and Peterson were members of the Nor wegian Lutheran church Hathaway is the son of Mr and Mrs G H Hathaway of Calmar His truck was a gravel dump truck NEUTRALITY ACT HEARINGS OPEN Professor Holds Executive Incompetence to Blame for War Entry WASHINGTON Jan 9 i contention that executive incom I petence rather than trade sent the United States in the World war was made to the house foreign affairs committee today by Edwin M Bor chard professor of international law j at Yale university He appeared as hearings opened i on the administrations neutrality bill which Borchard declared would seriously impair our foreign trade with belligerents and neutrals alike You are monkeying with one of the most dangerous buzzsaws in the Borchard said The end of this trail is the end of the inde pendence of the United States I hate to see the history of the world repudiated in this somewhat j thoughtless Labor Troubles Are Blamed for Slaying PHILADELPHIA Jan 9 Max Weiss 26 partner with his father in a window cleaning busi ness was found shot to death ear ly today in his wrecked automo bile The father blamed labor trou bles and said he and his son had received threats recently John Gilbert GreatScreen Romeo Dies JOHN GILBERT HOLLYWOOD Jan 9 John Gilbert 38 great lover of the screen died today at his home here from a heart attack Death of the movie actor was revealed this morning when the fire department was called to his residence in an effort to revive him with an inhalator Gilbert was taken ill only a few days ago When his condition be came alarming this morning his trained nurse summoned his person al physician Dr Leo Madsen Shortly afterwards the actor was dead Dies in Mansion Gilbert died in his mansion in the hills above Hollywood Four times married and for many years one of the most roman tic figures in movies Gilbert was born in Logan Utah July 10 1897 His real name was John Pringle His parents both were stage players One of his first jobs in pictures was as a cowboy extra in a William S Hart film Divorced 4 Times Gilbert was divorced the fourth time last May when Virginia Bruce formerly of the follies got a decree after they had been mar ried a year and eight months She i was awarded the custody of their nine months old baby Susan Ann Gilbert Before this brief romance he had been divorced successively from i Olivia Bruwell a Mississippi girl Leatrice Joy and Ina Claire both well known actresses Sinking Fund Revenue Reported by Wegman DES MOINES Jan 9 Treasurer L J Wegman reported state sinking fund revenue from the three income sources dividends paid by closed banks interest on public deposits in banks and beer to nearly 000 in 1935 Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Considers routine business Munitions committee hears fur ther J P Morgan testimony on World war financing House Meets at noon to consider vet erans bonus bill Appropriations and foreign affairs committees meet 10 a m WEDNESDAY Senate In recess Munitions committee continued war financing opera tions House Considered independent offices appropriations bill Foreign af fairs committee continued neu trality bill study and rules com mittee reported rule on bonus legislation REPORT ITALIAN DRIVE ON SOUTH FRONT CHECKED Mussolinis Million Man Army Shown to Be at Full Strength By ALBERT W WILSON ADDIS ABABA Jan 9 CSV Well informed sources said today the Ethiopian government had re ceived reports that a large scale Italian advance was frustrated in the Dolo region after an engage ment involvingmore than troops These sources said Ras Desta Demtu Emperor Haile Selassies soninlaw who is commanding the Ethiopian armies of the south had telegraphed the government that a new Italian attempt to invade the great African Rift valley from Dolo westward to Sidamo province had been frustrated Italians Defeated Sixty thousand Ethiopians de feated Italians and Somalis in the Dolo region the re port stated It followed an official announce ment that the invadingItalian army has abandoned the Tembien re gion on the northern front Simultaneously reports from travelers said many roads between Makale forward point of the fascist northern front Addis Ababa and Debra Tabor a principal city west of the northernlines werewashed out in many places by heavy rains Evacuation Todays official communique Is sued to confirm the reports de scribed the fascist evacuation as One tank and one truck were abandoned without the government announcement said Earlier some Ethiopians had look ed for the worst misfortunes to come after viewing apprehensively last night an eclipse of the moon Some superstitious natives be lieved the eclipse to be a bad au gury and the work of the Ital After four hours of prayers however Ethiopians and Arabs alike were most relieved to see the moon delivered from the hands of Command Sent Out Imperial couriers raced into the far reaches of Ethiopia bearing a sealed command from Emperor Haile Selassie to all his chieftians to persist in their campaign of guerilla warfare against the Ital ians The king of kings from his im perial headquarters at Dessye di rected the leaders of his mo bilized men to avoid pitched bat tles throughout the warfare with the fascist invaders strongly en trenched on the northern and south ern fronts Instead he decreed continuance of the harassing tactics which his Turn to 2 Column 1 Ryan Begins to Draft Liquor Seals Report DES MOINES Jan 9 T Ryan assistant attorney general scid he expected to begin drafting his report on the missing liquor seals today and turn it over to Gov Clyde L Herring as soon as it is completed 16 Iowa Artists at Work on WPA Jobs DES MOINES Jan 9 W Arnold of Des Moines supervisor of Iowa WPA art projects whose appointment was learned yesterday announced that 16 Iowa 1 in Polk at work Japan Stubborn Friday Naval Session Postponed fCopyrljht 193J By The Preu LONDON Jan London naval conference suddenly post poned its scheduled Friday session until Monday after the Japanese in a private meeting with British dele gates tonight had demanded that the question of fleet equality be taken up immediately The Americans the French and the Italians will be asked tomorrow to indicate whether they will agree to revert to a discussion of Japan ese demands for parity on the high seas British delegates who threw the empires best diplomacy into the breach today in a final effort to save the international conference from collapse said they were unable to state what would happen if the other delegations again turn the Japanese down Morgan Kept Close Touch With British WASHINGTON Jan 9 evidence of close teamwork between J P Morgan and the British gov ernment while this country was de bating whether to enter the world war was presented today to the sen ate munitions committee The portly financier chuckled as the story unfolded tediously Documents were introduced to show that David Lloyd George then British finance minister and later premier intervened to place the al lies vast American purchases almost exclusively in his hands Business for Morgan A cablegram by an agent of W P Bonbright and company of New York which sought a contract to make huge purchases in this coun try for France also said the Eng lish minister of finance had induced the French to give the business to Morgans Paris agency Senators followed the testimony closely expecting ammunition for the debates expected scon to divide i congress over whether a mandatory neutrality policy should be enforced upon the president A committee investigator testified that Morgans house sent to the Allies 84 per cent of the arms steel and steel implements they bought in this country before the United States entered the war Challenge Contentions The huge firm was said to have arranged of the in crease recorded in such exports to Europe in 1915 and the succeeding two years Its spokesmen have chal lenged contentions that financial in terest3jrompted the United States tne 1917 Puting his underslung pipe away o explain the concentration of pur chases for France and England in his company Morgan said Intensely Interested The British were intensely inter ested in seeing that there was no competition between companies which held agencies They had great difficulties in making adjustments Lloyd George felt it was neces sary to get things in one hand He told me so You didnt need an ace up your suggested Senator Vanden berg I didnt need an ace up my sleeve and was glad I didnt have to pro duce one I didnt have any as a matter of Morgan laughed IOWANKILLSHIS WIFE THEN SELF Former Inmate of Hospital for Insane Watched By Four Children CEDAR RAPIDS Jan 9 Ambrose Hester 52 a former in mate of the state hospital for the insane at Independence this fore noon shot and killed his wife Ther esa 51 and then put a bullet in his own head causing his death at noon today Coroner B L Knight said he would confer with County Attorney G K Thompson before deciding whether an inquest will be held but considered the case one of murder and suicide The shooting occurred at the Hester home in the presence of four of their eight children after Hester entered the house and got into an argument with his wife over his in sistence he be permitted to return home Lucille Hester 16 a daughter of the couple told police Her father made some remark about ending it she said pulled a gun and fired The daughter tried to shield her mother but told police her father pushed her mother away and fired two more shots as the woman staggered from the kitchen into the dining room of the home Then Hester put the gun to his own head and fired the daughter said Court records show Hester waa sent to the hospital at Independence July 21 1934 escaped on Oct 15 of that year was captured but was discharged on April 5 1935 with a notation not About Nov 18 Hester and a daughter Neva filed another insan ity information and a warrant was issued for Hester but Sheriff James Smith said his men never had been able to locate the man DES MOINES Jan 9 enforcement agencies turned fingerprint records over to the state bureau of investigation in 1935 FEW CHANGES IN BILL EXPECTED BY ITS BACKERS Amendments to Specify Method of Payment Are Barred WASHINGTON Jan 9 new cash payment bonus bill rode today on to the house floor amid the acclaim of supporters who predicted passage tomorrow by a huge major ity vote A smooth legislative path appar ently lay ahead Oncehostile house factions were in agreement behind the measure It had the united sup port of the American Legion Vet erans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans While bonus advocates said they expected a flurry of amendments to be tossed at the legislation they forecast passage with all essential details left unaltered Immediately Payable The bill would declare the veter ans adjusted service certificates to be immediately To those desiring not to cash them now how ever it would offer 3 per cent in terest on them until Jan 1 1945 A long five hours of general de bate began when Chairman OCon nor D N of the rules com mittee called up the resolution giv ing the bonus a right of way As house debate began complete silence was wrapped about a senate conference on the question in the or fice of Democratic Leader Robinson Less Liberal BUI It was attended by Robinson Sen ator Harrison chairman of the finance committee that han dles bonus legislation Byrnes a coauthor with Senator Stei wer of a less liberal bonus bill than that In the house and vet eran organization leaders There can be no publicity about this said Robinson after wards We are getting along nice ly thats all I can Evidencing the overwhelming sen timent for passage was adoption of the parliamentary rule for its con sideration by a 148 to 0 standing vote This technical procedure mere ly ushered in four hours more of de bate Kecelve No Word Leaders on Capital Hill had re ceived no word that President Roosevelt had changed the views ex pressed in his veto message of last session and would sign a full pay ment bill Only last Friday Mr Roosevelt told congress extrabud get expenditures should be accom panied by new taxes The pending bill contains no taxes Representative Patman one of the cosponsors of the legislation and leader of a group which for years has sought bonus payment through currency expan sion told the house we are all Amendments Barred He explained that since the bill stipulates no method of payments amendments seeking to insert spe cific methods will not be in order Representative Fish joined Representative Fenerty in urging recall of the secret two billion dollar stabilization fund to pay the bonus Casement Told Not to Attend Meeting WASHINGTON Jan 9 a sharply worded telegram today Chester C Davis AAA administra tor informed Dan D Casement Kansas wheat farmer and new deal critic that neither be nor any other representative of food processors were invited to the farmers meeting here Friday and Saturday Missing Boy Found in Painted Canyon INDIO Jan 9 year old Alfred Altman of Brooklyn N was found in Painted Canyon by sheriffs deputies today appar ently none the worse for having been lost since Tuesday afternoon Iowa Plans Encampment in June DES MOINES Jan 9 sixtysecond Iowa Grand Army of the Republic encampment will be held here June 7 8 9 and 10 Urges Money Expansion as Aid for Farm WASHINGTON Jan 9 rency expansion waa projected by Senator Bankhead as a means of boosting farm prices today as President Roosevelt con ferred with legal financial and agricultural aides on problems pre sented by AAAs death Bankhead who assailed the su preme court AAA decision as astounding told the senate the admin istration h a s another BANKHEAD way of getting a fair price for farmers If it becomes he said the president can protect farm prices by increasing the cur rency He Has Power He has the power and I think he should exercise it to issue currency against all the silver owned by the government and against the gold now lying sterile in the Before going to the white bouse meeting Attorney General Cum mings told newsmen no plan has been accepted adding There have been various sugges tions quite a large number in fact They are all under discussion and analysis by Bankhead also suggested passing a separate bill relevying the pro cessing tax as a general revenue measure and appropriating out of the general fund of the treasury a suitable amount to be placed at the disposition of the secretary of agriculture On White House List On the list for an afternoon white house session were Secretary Wal lace Secretary Morgenthau Cum mings Chester Davis administra tor of the dead AAA Daniel Bell acting director of the budget and Herman Oliphant treasury counsel Both Wallace and Davis were re ported to favor continuance of cash payments to farmers in some form Rumors abroad that further dol lar devaluation might he included in the new agriculture program brought no comment at the white house But on this same subject Morgenthau told newsmen I would not worry too much about rumors right now especially if they originate outside the United Peek Threat Seen The figure of George N Peek sworn enemy of some Roosevelt ad ministration policies entered the chaotic AAA picture today leading new dealers to fear another storm of dissension Administration men received word that Peek former Roosevelt adviser who was stripped of high powers and resigned after clashing with Secretary Hull and others planned to communicate his ideas to a con ference of 70 leaders of farm organ izations The meeting opening tomorrow was called by Secretary Wallace to discuss plans for a program to suc ceed AAA scrapped by the supreme court Peek whose views on the tariff clash with those of Hull and Wallace has unquestioned influence with farm groups on such matters Wallace Is Uneasy Wallace was known to be uneasy on hearing that the man who Turn io Column 6 WILENTZFEELS HIS PART OVER Attorney Not to Oppose or Consent to Clemency for Hauptmann TRENTON N Jan 9 Atty Gen David T Wilentz will neither oppose nor consent to clem ency for Bruno Richard Hauptmann when his case is heard by the court of pardons Saturday it was learned from a reliable source today State attorneys it was said au thoritatively felt the prosecutions part in the case was closed and that whether or not Hauptmann dies in the electric chair is a matter for the court of pardons exclusively Wilentz and Prosecutor Anthony M Hauck of Hunterdon coun ty will appear before the court as a matter of courtesy and would confine their activities to furnishing such information as the court may request GOV TALMADGE BLOCKS PLEDGE FOR ROOSEVELT Committee Meets After President Opens His Election Drive WASHINGTON Jan 9 cago appeared to be leading delphia and San Francisco for democratic convention this after noon as the national committee re convenes to make a choice Each city was allotted 30 to present its bid being acceptable figure Chairman Farley announced tho conclave would meet June 23 two weeks after the republican conven tion in Cleveland He was said by some to favor Chicago but Philadelphia support ers clungto their cause Talmadge Votes The committeemen got down to business after a buffet luncheon at the white house Gov Eugene Tal madge of Georgia a Roosevelt foe did not attend Earlier he had frustrated an at tempt to pledge unanimous com mittee loyalty to the president Chairman Farley had called for discussion on the resolution but no one arose On the vote there were rousing ayes and a single clear loud no from the Georgia critic of the new deal Chairman Farley warned tha committee the coming campaign would be the bitterest and certain ly the dirtiest political struggle that any of us here can Campaign of In an address broadcast he fore cast a campaign of defamation fi nanced Jy the largest slush fund on It will be a campaign of defama tion on the side of our adversaries a simple effort to break down the faith of the people in a president under whose leadership the demo cratic administration has lifted our nation out of the depths of despair to the broad way of hope and set it on the high road to renewed pros Farley said Let me tell you now that our op ponents will make this the bitterest and certainly the dirtiest struggle that any one of us here can remem ber Not Slightest I have not the slightest doubt of its outcome but I feel it my duty to warn you that you will have to combat misrepresentations out right lies and every form of foul whisperings you can imagine Moreover you must realize that the assault on the Roosevelt admin istration will be financed with the largest slush fund on record con tributed for the most part by thosa who have neither public conscience nor private Fight Goes Democratic party leaders gathered after hearing President Roosevelt declare that the fight goes on against the forces of privilege and The chief executive opened hi8 formal campaign at the Jackson day dinner last night with these words But he tempered them with a conciliatory note toward business Turn Pftffe Z Column Planning Your Savings Saving always involves 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