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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa HARION E R HIS MEM A AfTl DEPT OF lOVA Pffl WO I NES I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS A COfTf ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JANUARY 17 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 87 N J GOVERNOR REPLIES TO THREATS NewMakeup Commended Readers Approve of Cutting Out Page 1 Continuations Expressions praise and ap proval for the GlobeGazettes new policy of eliminating continuances of stories from page one came from a wide range of readers Friday That the change will prove popula was evident from statements re ceived both vocal and written Fol lowing are examples of what local residents said about it Councilman W S like the new arrangement very much Harry Sondergaard county su like it very much Art Holtman GlobeGazette fellow in the organ ization probably shouldnt express opinions but I think its a swell idea The Rex P E Freligh pastor Alliance Gospel think it is a big improvement The larg er the paper is the more of a nuisance it is to look inside and find where the stories are continued Ralph Stevens GlobeGazette news dont know that I think so much of the plan It means a lot more work for me I feel like a onearmed paper hanger getting the stories arranged Alma Blelm am very much in favor of having front page stories complete on one page Having to turn to some other page and look for the continuation of an article has always been objection able to Tne both in newspapers and magazines is think the plan ie I never did Jilte the ting through tiepaper continuations Miss Joy Ridgeway county treas think its fine I dont like hunt through the paper to con tinue items from page one Francis De Sart First National a very good idea Max like your news paper much better I could have made this suggestion long ago but I figured youd tell me I was crazy it was impossible to get all of all stories on page one The Rev J Lee Lewis First Bap tist is a good improve ment and I like it Dan Shire chief of the fire de partment Im glad to see you wak ing up at last There was nothing upset me more than to read half way through an article and then find that phrase Turn to page 4 and then find the rest of the article on page 12 or 10 or 8 or once in a while even on 4 Harold Wolfe chief of the police like the idea of the list of articles on page one It gives you a chance to see what you would like to read without wading through the paper Dick Pierce read that fancy writeup on the front page telling where you were going to put all the stories in the paper and its a smart idea but you didnt say anything about where you were going to print the truth Rena Mack city all rightI like it Time after time Ive read down to where the break came and then stopped I seldom read anything that ran over George was a nice edition you put out last night Where did that idea come from Morgan J new policy of front page stories com plete on the front page is highly commendable The former method that of continuation to other pages involved and effected many annoy ing results One would start a story on the frontpage turn to the pags of continuation and then become ab sorbed in some other glaring yet minor article Then one would often forget the original article and its continuation together with forget ting to turn back to page 1 for he other front page stories The Old method was like look ing for a word in the dictionary One would start after the word but before arriving1 at goal one would encounter other interesting words and then would wonder what ori ginal word sent one scurrying to the dictionary Awaits Sentence for Slaying His Son 5 WASHINGTON Jan 17 CD David Ashcraft hopelessly crippled news wador today awaited sen tence for the killing of his 5 year old son The 45 year old paralytic was convicted of manslaughter by a District of Columbia supreme court jury which deliberated six hours last night Conviction may carry a sentence of from one to 15 years Kraschel Announces Candidacy for Governor HERRING WONT SAY IF HE WILL RUN FOR SENATE Antarctic Flyer Lieutenant Governors Statement Read at CbiePs Office DES MOINES Jan 17 Gov Nelson G Kraschel announced today he will be a candidate for the democratic nomi nation for gover nor in the June pirmary Kraschel made his declaration at Gov Clyde L Herrings morn ing press confer ence Governor Her ring refused to state whether he will run for the senatorial nomin ation but said Kraschels can didacy for gover nor is a perfectly logical step It was apparent that Kraschel and the governor had arranged jointly for Kraschels announcement The governor early today asked report ers to come to his office at a m a half hour before his usual press conference Kraschel Conies In Fifteen minutes after the confer ence was begun Kraschel knocked at the governors1 back door and was admitted He took from his brief case a formal statement announcing his candidacy and handed it to the governor asking does this meet with your approval Herring said Its fine The statement read I am a candidate for governor The democratic administration of the past three years has given Iowa much needed and important legisla tion Some of it is new and only ex perience can dictate its final form Succeeding general assemblies will t find it advisable to strength modify that T TP WiJcnn ffllaifipn Hip rprnrn nr the The map shows the starting point and goal iof the flight started Nov3Sby Lincoln Ells worth above and his pilot Her bert HollickKenyon They took off from Dundee island bound for Ross sen Nye Replies to Connally on Charges WASHINGTON Jan 17 or refine some of these laws This program should take precedence over new legislation Therefore I have no elaborate legislative pro grain to propose Put Iowa at Front If honored with the high position of governor of this state I shall consider it my duty to place Iowa officially in the forefront for any sound program tending to improve the business of farming On the question of agriculture industrial development improvement of labor conditions and social improvements Iowa should develop a well defined program without reference to poli tics and other selfish influences This can be accomplished only by a careful survey of facts under state leadership Kraschels announcement and his outspoken indorsement of Governor Herrings legislative program fur her indicated that a possible con troversy in the candidacies of the states two leading democrats has definitely been averted Herring Not Running As soon as Kraschels announce ment had been distributed Herring was asked Are you announcing your can didacy Why Im not running against him Herring said Do you mean you are not running or governor and will run for the senate he was asked Im gojng to keep on running his job as well as I can and Im not ready yet to announce whether I will or will not run for any of fice the governor replied Commenting on Kraschels can didacy Herring said Not Good Precedent There is a feeling among the democrats that a third term as gov ernor would not be a good prece dent to set Being governor is the best job in the world and it offers greater opportunity than any I snow of to sit behind this desk and do everything you can for the pco ile of Iowa Kraschel said he has not yet ap pointed a campaign manager Will I have to make a cam paign he asked laughing But I guess that remark should be off the record he added Kraschel and Herring swung the discussion to former President Hoovers address at Lincoln Nebr last night when questions as to Wilson falsified the record of the World war Senator Nye R N Dak today characterized as a flow of brilliant gutter English the attack made upon him yester day by Senator Connally D Tex Connally had accused the North Dakotan chairman of the senate munitions committee of insulting Wilsons memory without any jus tification Had Expected Attack Taking the floor before one of the largest galleries of the session the youthful munitions investigator asserted he had expected earlier the concentration of effort to end the committees work since it had dealt with gun makers poison gas dealers shipbuilders and others with large influence His appearance interrupting de bate on the bonus bill caused an audible stir in the galleries A num ber of senators awaiting the re opening of the controversy that flared in the senate and the com mittee yesterday strolled in Senator Connally Grins Connally kept to his chair listen ing gravely most of the time but oc casionally grinning as he heard Nye refer to his description of some committee actions as coarse and insulting Nye tried to get the floor at the outset of todays session but had to wait for a time on the bonus de bate Hot indignation over Nyes as sertion that Wilson falsified in testifying before a senate commit tee broke out yesterday THREE REPORTED MISSING FOUND Four Hurt None Seriously as Blast Wrecks Plant in Kansas City KANSAS CITY Jan 17 Three persons reported missing after an explosion which wrecked the Kansas City Food Products plant and set fire to three nearby dwellings were found safe early to day The force of the blast broke vir tually every window in a nine square block area centered at Four teenth street and Michigan avcnup whether the governor would run for Four persons were hurt none ELLSWORTH AND HIS PILOT FOUND ALIVE AND WELL Exhausted Fuel on Hop Across South Polar Regions By FRANK H KING Cmijrisht 1936 hy The AHMelntnl 1rcsjl LONDON Jan British re lief expedition flashed back from the Antarctic today word ct the dramatic rescue of Lincoln Ells worth and Herbert HollickKenyon long lost explorers found alive and well in the frozen wastes of Little America After piercing the ice locking the Bay of Whales a British royal re search ship located the American TSllsxvorth and the Canadian Hollick Kenyon safely landed there having exhausted their fuel on a bold pro jected flight across the south pclar regions Ellsworth has been taken aboard ship the Discovery wirelessed the colonial office late today The mes sage said Ships party returned with Ellsworth Jan 16 The explorers long silence was due to a damaged radio transmitter the British governments colonial of fice announced Encamped on Barrier A landing party from the Dis covery H finally found them com fortably encamped on of the great ice barrier Not since shortly after they took off Nov 23 from Dundee island far south of Cape Horn across tlie south polar regions for tha Ross sea south of New Zealand had any word been received from the daring dyers Hope for their safjty was abandoned by tome A terse seven word message from the master of the Discovery II ended this morning the seven weeks of anxiety Both Alive and Well Ellsworth and Kcnyon are both alive and well said this message to the colonial office headquarters of the committee directing the Dis coverys work The colonial office later received a graphic complete message from the master of the Discovery II de scribing the finding of the men On first arrival in the Bay of Whales an orange colored cloth with a tent was observed on the barrier face the descriptive mes sage reported A rocket fired from the ship the senate were repeated I seriously was not answered A moth plane flew to Little America five miles distant Kenyon emerged A food parachute was dropped with letters Ellsworth Has Cold Kenyon advanced and met the ships party He was received on board at a m Jan 16 He reported Ellsworth alive but suffer ing from a slight cold The ships party is advancing to meet Ellsworth The American airmen state they ran out of fuel 20 miles from Little America on a bearing of 165 de grees and sledged in Kenyon is very fit A transmitter switch caused the radio failure F R Voices His Faith in Sub for AAA WASHINGTON Jan 17 Confidence that the new farm plan pronosed under soil erosion and con servation would carry out the pur poses of the dead AAA and bring about what he considers a well rounded agricultural development of the nation was expressed today by President Roosevelt The chief executive discussed the agricultural problem at his press conference after stipulating that he was not replying to the farm ad dress last night by former Presi dent Herbert Hoover He explained he had not had an opportunity yet to read the Hoover speech There was an intimation that new taxes might be necessary to meet the program as a substitute for the old processing levies killed by the supreme court The president said however he was not ready to discuss that phase Amendments 1ossilile Mr Roosevelt said slight amend ments to the existing soil erosion and conservation acts will be neces sary He reserved any estimate on the amount of money which would be required by tne government to lease land from farmers under the proposed plan Some congressional leaders who attended yesterdays white house farm conference had mentioned 5300000000 to as necessary for carrying out the pro gram in 1936 Mr Roosevelt emphasized that soil erosion constitutes not only the actjialiwasbJngA1yvayof soilinto river beds but alsoloss of chemicals in the soil resulting from continued use for the same crop Takes in All Farms Asked if this interpretation did not bring every farm of the country under the scope of the erosion law the president said he thought it did He explained the existing ma chinery including county agents probably would be employed in car rying out the purpose of the new program Saying the undertaking under soil erosion constituted no change in the administrations farm relief effort the president recalled a statement he made last Oct 25 From it he read to a crowded press conference a reference to a long time more permanent plan for American agri culture STATE BUREAU HARRISON SAYS VETO WILL NOT STOP BONUS ACT Opens Senate Debate on Plan to Pay Vets in Baby Bonds WASHINGTON Jan 17 Opening senate debate on the baby bond bonus payment bill today Sen ator Harrison D Miss declared flatly the measure would become law whether or not President Roose velt signed it Whether this hill is signed by the president or not the finance committee chairman asserted as crowded galleries looked on it will become law because it is the best way out of the situation and because it is lighter and easier on the gov ernment Harrison one of the bills authors was questioned repeatedly by op oonents as to why he was support ing full payment of the soldier debt now as against his former position to Demands Im not embarrassed he said I have not believed these certifi cates should be paid until they were due in 1945 but a great many peo ple whether because ot propaganda or a change of opinion believe this matter should be gotten out of the way At an earlier press conference PresidentRoosevelt passed quesi tions on his bonus views Harrison said he did not know whether the bill for the full 1945 value of the bonus certificates in blocks of bonds cashable next June or to be held as investments for nine years would be signed by the president No F R Statement The president has made no state ment to anyone on it he added The Mississippian told Senator Hastings R Del there was a great difference between the pend ing bill and the Patman inflation measure vetoed by the president last session He told how he and Senators Rob inson the democratic leader and others had tramped to the white house and senators offices in an effort to reach a final agreement to dispose of the bonus matter for good Additional Gratuity Senator Couzens R who voted against the bill in committee asked what additional gratuity would be given the veterans by pay ing them full 1945 value now Frank T Hines veterans administrator had agreed with Couzens in com mittee that the bill would pay the veterans more than under existing law Harrison did not reply but sev eral senators tried to answer for him without replying directly If we entered into a contract with the veterans which they agreed j upon themselves then I see no rca ing vote of confidence this after oon Meeting to vote on resolutions and elect new officers the directors cheered as they approved a letter to Wallace saying We still have confidence in your leadership and pledge to your own Eighteen hours earlier a partly individuaf supp0rt and the support garbled message had been received of organization in your efforts frnrri tho nieornroTrr TT in finer Iowa Federation Directors Vote Their Confidence in Secretary DBS MOINES Jan 17 100 voting directors of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation gave Secre tary of Agriculture Henry A Wal lace Iowa born and reared a rousi son for changing that contract from the Discovery II indicating the two flyers had been found Gets Twofold Report It was while still trying to con firm that message that the colonial office finally received its twofold reports that Ellsworth and Hollick Kenyon were safe Members of HollickKenyons family in London had given up hope two weeks ago for his rescue His aunt Mrs H V Kenyon wife of the mayor of Paddington said We thought six weeks was the limit We had no news and feared the worst Only a few days ago my hus band wrote Herberts mother in Canada condoling her for the loss of her son to establish a new farm program We wanted to give Wallace Raymond Sayre of Warren county said a pat on the back from the folks back home Earlier today Francis Johnson vice president of the Iowa federa tion proposed the formation by farm groups of a legislative coun cil to work unitedly in obtaining desirable legislation Search Jan l The British and Australian gov ernments launched their rescue ex pedition Jan 1 the Discovery II sailing from Dunedin N Z bearing stores of supplies and two airplanes designed to make searching flights if the ship could not locate the men Another rescue vessel the Wyatt Earp supply ship of the Ellsworth expedition was enroute to Little America under the command of Sir Hubert Wilkins to join the search The Wyatt Earp bore a plane flown from the United States to Pmith America hy Dick Merrill and equipped with skiis and pontoons also to undertake searching flights The Weather FORECAST IOWA Snow Friday night probably heavy in southeast sec tion Colder Friday night with moderate cold wave in extreme west Saturday cloudy and colder MINNESOTA Cloudy and cold er Friday night snow in south east portion Saturday fair cold er in south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 23 Above Minimum in Nijht 13 Above At 8 A M Friday 14 Above Couzens said referring to the law passed in 1921 giving the veterans 20 year certificates Kiplings Condition Not Yet Hopeless LONDON Jan 17 hos pital bulletin on the condition of Rudyard Kipling issued at p m today said While Mr Kiplings condition can only be described as extremely critical it must not be regarded as hopeless ON THE INSIDE MME STAVISKV Widow of Swindler Stavisky Acquitted ON PAGE 3 Hoover Proposes Way to Help Agriculture ON PAGE 2 Iowa Forest Program Is Up to Commission ON PAGE 14 Louis and Retzlaff to Fight in Chicago ON PAGE 9 Farm and Home Week Plans Made in Ames ON PAGE 14 Sondergaard Makes Complaint on WPA ON PAGE 5 Chamber of Commerce Officers Are Elected ON FACE 5 Highway Safety Drive Launched By Herring ON PAGE 10 Case Goes to Jury DECATUR 111 Jan 17 case against Nelson Eveland of Granite City charged with robbery went to the jury Iowa authorities said he was wanted in Davenport for parole violation GRAND JURY TO START INQUIRY To Begin Probe of Stale Democrat Committee on Monday DES MOINES Jan 17 bounty Attorney Carl Burkman sairi today the Polk county grand jury will start its inquiry into demo cratic state central committee ex pense accounts next Monday The county attorney ordered the nvestigation three weeks ago after E H Birmingham party chairman filed an accounting which listed more than SSOOO in contributions from Iowa democracy Burkman declared the listing was a subterfuge to avoid disclosure of individual contributors He said the investigation was postponed for a time because Birm ingham was in Washington and that after the party chairman returned to DCS Moines routine criminal mat ters and a grand jury recess pre vented immediate consideration of the expense account Four Powers Seek Plan to Prevent Arms Race LONDON Jan 17 dee ations of four great sea powers started today drafting an agree ment for an exchange of fleet build ing information designed to prevent an arms race despite Japans with drawal from the international naval conference pendently on the question of possible fortification of their possessions there A feature of the information ex change agreement was an escape clause to permit individual steps against a sudden move by any DEFENDS ACTION GIVING REPRIEVE TO Authoritative sources said they understood the American and Brit ish delegates were making immed power such as Japan not entering into the agreement Says If Impeachment Is Price He Is Ready to Pay It TRENTON N J Jan ing back at threats of impeachment ov Harold G Hoffman in fighting mood defended his 30 day reprieve of Bruno Richard Hauplmann today with a bristling retort to his foes If impeachment is the price that must be paid for daring to follow the dictates of my conscience I am ready to pay it the 39 year old overnor said in the longest state ment he has ever issued on tho Lindbergh baby murder case A good investigation of the Lind bergh case might be a healthy thing1 Impeach Hoffman The governors statement follow ing the publication in the Trenton StateGazette and Trenton Evening Times today of an editorial en titled Impeach came shortly after an exchange of cable grams between Atty Gen David T Wilcntz and Dr John F Condon Jafsic had been made public The attorney general advised Condon that the governors course might be construed as a reflection upon the state of New Jersey and the authorities that investigated the Lindbergh case Condon offered to return forthright from Cristobal where he arrived today Wilentz said there was no need of it Signs Reprieve Order Governor Hoffman who has in dicated a desire to talk mth ttr Condon sighed the reprieveorder this morning It was left with the clerk of the court of pardons to be taken by him to the prison this afternoon The condemned man who was tinder sentence to die at 8 oclock tonight learned of the re prieve late yesterday Impeachment proceedings repre sent only one of the treats leveled against me the ordinarily jovial governor said if I elected to fol Icw my own sense of duty in this matter I do not fear them It is known that soon after Hauptmann was convicted tho governor received letters threaten ing his life and the lives nf the jurors and Supreme Court Justice Thomas W Trenchard who tried and sentenced Hauptmann Absent From Capitol The governor was absent from the capitol when his statement was issued Whether his absence related to his divers reasons for the re prieve was not disclosed I am moved by no maudlin sen timent in this matter the gov ernor went on I am the father of three children I look upon the kid naping as one of the most dastardly of crimes When Hauptmann was told that his only chance to save his life was to go before the board of pardons say I am guilty and throw himself upon the mercy of tho court he spurned the opportunity I am interested in the preser vation of that thing we have rather proudly called Jersey justice A stay of comparatively few days can not defeat that end Has Always CoOpenifed The cablegram to the attorney general from Dr Condon who sailed from New York on the eve of the meeting of the court of pardons which rejected Hauptrnanns clem ency appeal last Saturday said I have at all times co operated to fullest extent and I am still willing to do anything I can to help If you wish me to I shall return immediately The attorney general replied We realize how you have been persecuted and regret the physical and mental anguish that you have suffered There is no need for any change in your plans Did Xot Consent I did not consent to tho reprieve but I did not conceive it my duty to challenge the action of the chief executive I regret tne course taken by the governor only because it construed as a rflcction upon the state the states witnesses the police authorities of the several states and of the na tion who participated in gathering and presenting the evidence The governor has assigned no reason for granting the reprieve No new evi dence has been called to my atten tion by the governor or defense counsel Mrs Anna Hauptmann hor husband in the death house today and when she came out she was smiling happily We shall all soon Tie together Should a nonsignatory power I again she said and well be very build a new type of ship or bepin l happy iate new surveys of their strategic j an arms rare the agreement ooiilil j Woiilil Xni rhnnjrc poiitiens in the Pacific to determine be set aside hy the signing powers Col Maik 0 Kimherlinc warden what steps should be taken inde on grounds of self defense said he was convinced Hauptmann ;