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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 23, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVK CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JANUARY 23 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 92 Nye Leads in Dispute Undiplomatic i n Attack Against Wilson TEMPERATURES TO RISE SLOWLY By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O N Jan 23 It probably was undiplomatic of Chairman Gerald P Nye of the senates mum tions investiga tion committee to charge that President Wilson and Secretary of State Lansing falsified1 rela tive to their knowledge of the allies plans to make over the map of Europe after defeating Germany However Senators Carter Glass 1 and Tom Connally in attacking Nye for his utterance scarcely were m a position to deny what he j Their contention merely was mat 3 he shouldnt have said it anyway That there were certain mcon sistencies between Wilsons and j Lansings statements during the period and documents signed at the same time just made i public by the munitions investiga tors is hard to get away 1but maybe it was overly harsh to call them falsifications Unprecedented Bitterness i The bitterness with which Glass and Connally denounced Nye was something almost unprecedented m J the senates history but the fact is Hnat democrats of the Wilsoman school are rather angrier at Senator 3 Bennett Champ Clark than at the North Dakotan For Clark who defended the lat Mrs Alex Miller Candidate for Third Term OPPOSITION NOT LIKELY IN RACE Intends to Campaign on Record as Secretary of State By FRANK L HUGHES DES M01NES Jan 23 Alex Miller Iowa secretary of state announced today that she would be a candidate for third term nom ination in the democratic p r i maries next June Mrs Miller only Iowa wom an to hold an elective office en titling her to sit on the state ex ecutive council was the second member of the council to a n nounce for office Gov Clyde L Herring an MRS MILLER nouncerl Sunday 1 ter himself is a democrat he would be a candidate for United They can assert at Nye a repubj states senator in the democratic pn hcan is actuated by partisan malice j maries Opposition Is Unlikely lluaili JO w f but such an accusation doesn t fit in Clarks case What the Wilson ians do argue among MrsMillers announcement virtvi place on the Iowa liSUft uu 0 oSHUrcQ Ilci a Luaic un that Clark is willing to see democatic ticket since it was con sons memory smeared Because sidered unlikely in official quarters the wartime chief executive arteaiea hat ghg haye much opposi sons memory the wartime chi his father the late Speaker Champ Clark for the democratic presiden tial nomination Indebted to Clark The truth is that Nye is greatly indebted to Clark his fellow com mittee member for his support during the assault on him by Connally The Dakrtan is one of investigators who ever sat in gress but he is not very to take care forall being too mild of voice and manner Clark on the opposite hand is an extremely competent fighter It may seem queer that as gentle an individual as Nye should be an efficient inquisitor but the Dakota statesman doesnt bully his wit nesses Senator Hugo Black for example as chairman of the senatorial lob by investigating committee is more like a prosecutor Nye is the anti thesis of this type Nevertheless he best con well able of himself in a free tion in the primary campaign i Announcement of two other exec utive council members for renomi nation in the democratic primary was expected momentarily in view j of court action late yesterday at Sioux City dismissing the gambling j conspiracy charges against Attorj ney General Edward L OConnor and the perjury charge against State Treasurer Leo J OConnor is expected to campaign on a vindication platform Announcement Is Brief Mrs Millers announcement was brief After careful she said I have decided to enter the primary for renomination on the democratic ticket for my present position as secretary of She said she intends to campaign on her record in office during the last four years emphasizing the ON THE INSIDE WILLIAM R GREEN lowan Is Author of Original Bonus Bill 3 ON PAGE Propose Probe Giving Aid to M and St L ON PAGE 5 Mitchell Enters Race for Attorney General ON PAGE 3 960 on Iowas Aged Pension List Have Died ON PAGE 9 Permanent Group to Direct Roosevelt Ball ON PAGE 6 Ed OConnor Freed May Office SIOUX CITY Jan 23 ficial Iowa awaited with interest to day possible political developments j growing out of the acquittal of j Attorney General Edward L OCon I nor on gambling conspiracy charges j Wholly unconfirmed reports at the statehouse in Des Moines said i OConnor would announce his can I didacy for reelection in a few days as a result of his acquittal i John H Mitchell speaker of the I last Iowa house today declared him self a candidate for the democratic nomination for the post OConnor I now holds A district court jury for OCon riors second trial returned a verdict i of acquittal yesterday at the direc tion of Judge F H Rice The first trial ended after seven weeks of testimony taking in a hung jury j which stood 10 for acquittal and I two for conviction j Other Indictments Dropped At the same time Judge Rice dis i missed perjury indictments against J Leo J Wegman state treasurer William Arthur agent for the state bureau of investigation and Joe Siegel former Sioux Citys beer par I lor operator The same grand jury which in dicted OConnor his first assistant Walter F Maley and two score others after a prolonged investiga tion into graft charges brought the FARM BILL MEETS SHOW OF SENATE DISCORD Members of Committee Believe Act Is Not Constitutional Automobiles Marooned in Drifts WASHINGTON Jan 23 Discord among senators over the j stopgap farm suhsiay bill and tin I munitions investigation burst forth i today while the house disputed over allotting or control of j potato production j The administration discovered its AAA substitute would either have to be drwn more strictly or face protests that it does not square with the constitution A closed sen ate committee meeting revealed such friction that some members declined even to serve on a sub committee to study the plan Senator Smith S re luctantly accepted the chairmanship of the subcommittee McXary Norris Refuse Smith who is chairman of the full agriculture committee but who de ferred to Senator Bankhead to introduce the soilimprov ing subsidy measure in the senate Wegman told rep0rter3 after a closed corn indictments against thur and Siegel mitt meeting The cases of Maley and several th other graft defendant s were stayed by the state supreme court and have not come to trial OCon nor stood separate trial Graft Conspiracy Charged OConnor Maley and a majority Ill support this bill when it con forms to the Smith said Senators McNary of Oregon the republican leader and Norris declined to serve on the subcommittee of five which of those indicted were charged Iwas named to stuJy the PIan and f i f 1 nnm m 1 It n n MOTHER AND FIVE CHILDREN SLAIN nd gets what he goes after A Newspaperman What makes Nye so formidable perhaps is due to the fact that he j into 1932 snt a lawyer but a newspaperman llirnetj to office in Illustratively the late Senator Tom Walsh has a great reputation for his inquisitorial successes as in the Teapot Dome inquiry and it is true that he was exceptionally able but hU legal training made him very he partment and her work to promote inally was set for today but he re newed his request for a new trial yesterday and a jury was seated County Atty Maurice E Rawlings r tU Q0fc for a directed verdict of rathei ot haim hamily Sets aoquittal This the judgc grant d and the jury returned the verdict clearing OConnor Cost Over Judge Rice brought out in the rul ing that the cost of the first OCon nor trial amounted to more than that all of this has not been paid and that Woodbury county is required to pay the costs Another trial would probably cost as much with having participated in a graft I report back to the full committee conspiracy which collected a by Saturday week from slot machine operators for protection from state interfer ence and levied assessments for gambling protection The attorney generals trial orig Scores of automobiles were marooned on the highways around Mason City as result of Wednesdays terrific storm The above car found In the middle of the highway at Central Heights is an example Courthouse records showed the car belonged to Val S Alherry who lives in Central Heights Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Body of King George Is Brought Back to London Edward VIII Follows Sadly After Coffin on Foot By BURDETTE JOHNS Copyright 1936 by The AnKjclated Press LONDON Jan 23 George V came home in death LthlOpians KCDOll HEAVY FIGHTING ON AFRICA FRONT His House on Fire a Kills Himself DANVILLE Jan 23 farm mother and five children were found dead apparently murdered after William A Albers father of highway safety Mrs Miller was elected Iowa sec retary of first venture respectful of the rules of evidence and was re 131 with the largest majority of any candidate on the democratic ticket Her home is in Washington Iowa Sponsored License Test Law She sponsored the drivers li cense examination in 3933 the approach of a party of neigh bors Albers set his farmhouse on fire before shooting himself Officials said Albers wife and his more the judge said He said the county attorney does not have any evidence which was not presented at the first trial and does not believe that under the five children had been dead a week existing circumstances here is any and the state highway safety patrol out information he tain it through any disregard of all 1 lawyerly technicalities sixth general assembly Mrs Miller organized the first i Iowa Highway Safety patrol placed is his The thing and he doesnt care He was a committee member by the way under Walshs chairman etsit lit consisted of 15 patrolmen i t Vi tl3 V Tlfl t ml 1 ms under the leadership of Pa the questions he kept asking An swers to them frequently would have been enlightening but as Walsh told me at the time a lot of them were Mistake of Democrats Where the democratic majority made its capital mistake of rouiw Was in letting the Dakotan have the chairmanship of the munitions isnt customary for the con gressional group in power to give chairmanships to members of tne minority party but Nye began the investigation The majority didn t realize the sensation he would cre ate by it so they permitted him to take the principal part in running 1 They might have foreseen that he would cause trouble Same Razor Is Used Six by NEWTON Jan 23 Chief John Hattery Received Wide Recognition Mrs Millers highway safety work has received national recogni tion She was called to President Roosevelts National Safety congress in Washington Dec P 19 Secretary of State Roper At present she is assisting in the development of the Iowa State Safej ty council I Mrs has also been active in womens organization work and has served as national and state presi dent of the PEG Sisterhood Lew Wallace appointed head of the Iowa motor vehicle department by Mrs Miller is president of the National Association of Motor Ve hicle administrators and has aided her in highway safety work in Iowa Formerly Taught School Mrs Miller was born in Washing ton county Iowa the daughter cf Nathan L and Ophelia Smith Bob cock She is the wife of Alex Miller editor of the Washington Democrat newspaper correspondent lecturer i and democratic candidate for gov ernor of Iowa in 1926 Her two daughters Mrs George or 10 days the fatner continuing to live in the It was the official theory that he killed the six others Teachers in Sidell high school be gan the investigation which ended todays gruesome solution when John and Wilfred Albers failed to leturn to classes after the Christ mas holidays A party of four called to ask why the boys were not in school but Al bers refusing admission to the i said the entire family is in way patrol which qugrantine in Sheriff Roy E Hess of Paris was asked Wednesday to investigate but was unable to reach the farm in cor SS of the highways the blinding snowstorm Danville attorneys said proceed ings were started some time ago for 3 sanity hearing for Albers Telephone Operator Mother justification for placing the taxpay ers to the additional expense of making search for further or addi tional Believed Wegman Innocent Judge Rice said that since the county attorney had expressed be lief that Wegman was innocent of perjury there would be no chance of proving the defendant guilty Wegmans indictment was based on his testimony before the Wood bury county grand jury concerning a meeting of the state executive council at which appointment of a special investigator to investigate the grand jury was discussed and as to the date on which he first saw an affidavit made by Lynn Geil a state witness The indictments against Arthur and Siegel were based on testimony they gave to the grand jury about a visit OConnor was alleged to have made to Hattie Browns chicken shack here Call Wallace Davis The subcommittee composed only of Bankhead Murphy Iowa Pope Idaho and Hatch New went into session and decided to call Secretary Wallace and Chester day for last sad rites in the capital of his empire followed sorrowfully afoot by his first born son now Ed ward VIII the new monarch of Great Britain and her dominions This morning his body lay in the tiny vine enshrouded church of his Sandringham estate where he died This afternoon brought over the hundred miles to London it lay in state under the 500 year old arched R R Shreiber shaves i Gallup wife of the director of the daily with a razor purchased by American Institute of Public Opin grandfather ion and Mrs Edward Benson live in 16S vears ago The razor has been i New York City usedand handed down from father Mrs Miller was educated in pub to son for six generations He schools Washington academy DUBUQUE Jan 23 action on the part of a telephone op erator here this morning probably saved the lives of a mother and two of her children Mrs Theodore Haupert partially overcome by gas from a faulty fur nace crawled to a telephone in her home but was unable to talk A telephone operator notified fire headquarters and firemen arrived in time to revive the woman and children Richard 4 and Kay 1 with a pulmotor They will recover and Iowa Weslcyan college She taught in public schools before her marriage She is a member of the Methodist church Daughters of the American Revolution Daughters of Union Veterans and the Business and Pro fessional Womens club Man Who Began Walk to Farm Wednesday CORNING Jan 23 hundred men headed by Sheriff John Angus are searching today for Wilt Devore 62 retired farmer missing since Wednesday morning when he started to walk to his farm one mile northeast of here Officials expressed fear for his safety pointing out Devore recently was very ill and the strain of buck ing low temperatures deep snows and a stiff wind might have ex hausted him Although he was warmly dressed officials fear he may have perished Heavy drifting of snow might have covered his body they said al though the 200 men have tramped practically the entire roadway and ajoming him ditches without finding Davis who administered AAA for j WOoden ceiling of Westminster hall at another closed I where Georges subjects until late I Monday night will be permitted to I pass in silence to pay their last re I spects Rode Through Streets On a warm sunny day last May King George smiling and buoyant ly happy at the outpouring of love and devotion from his subjects in celebration of his silver jubilee drove with his queen through the same streets over which he was carried today in death Today grim and bleak weather overhung the ancient city The cheering of eight months ago gave way to murmured prayers God rest your Bright summer garments were supplanted by the deepest mourn ing In May the crowds strained on tiptoe to get a glimpse of the royal pageantry Today men and women dropped to their knees and prayed and wept unashamed as the funeral procession passed Queen at Buckingham The widowed queen mother over wrought by grief and despair had not the strength to follow her late lieges body all the way through the streets on which she once so proud ly rode with him Accompanied by her royal daughter and three daughtersin law she retired to Buckingham palace for a half hours rest before joining her four sons in Westmin ster hall for the lyinginstate serv ices Then 20 minutes after the body was placed in the purpledraped catafalque King Edward his mother and the rest of the family examination session the house agricul ture committee at a closed meeting of the new legislation decided to hear Davis tomorrow Chairman Jones said There will be some changes in the bill but de clined to forecast what they might be There were indications language might be added to specify that the present measure is to be followed by a permanent program based on state cooperatioin Insists on More Funds Senator Nye put op ponents of the munitions inquiry on notice that he would insist on more funds to carry through A violent I demand from the public supported him he said The senate itself worked on minor legislation In the house Representative Lud low argued the potato act is positively on its way in urging that no enforcement funds be voted There was a time when a mil lion dollars was regarded as an enormous he said Here is a chance to do a good turn for the taxpayers by saving a Bond Bonus Studied In downtown departments as he spoke the cash bond bonus bill was being studied for reports to be made to the president Treasury officials considered how to raise the money in time to start redeeming the vet erans certificates June 15 if the bill becomes law Thousand Italians Have Been Killed By ROY P PORTER Associated Press Staff Writer Stimulated fighting in northern Ethiopia was reported Thursday in official communiques from both the Italian and Ethiopian The Italian communique said only that a fascist division was engaged in brisk fighting but the Ethiopian announcement claimed several thousand Italians have been There were indications that the fighting was somewhere west of Makale in the Tembien region Another ItaloEthiopian encoun ter took place at Geneva but it was MIDWEST STILL HELD IN GRIP OF COLDEST WAVE 26 Below in Mason City as Frigid Wave Moves on Eastward Mason City and North Iowa were still in the grip of the winters coldest wave Thursday with the promise however of risingtemper atures later in the day The nights minimum of 26 de grees below zero in Mason City was 4 degrees improvement from the cold of the day previous but the fury of the northwest gale which added so much to the effectiveness of the cold Wednesday abated dur ing the night At p m the local temperature was 14 below Temperatures will rise quite a the Iowa weatherman said but theyve a long way to go to get back to normal Northeast Iowa can expect 10 below zero Thursday night and the rest of the state just about zero along with Coldest Since 1912 The Arctic cold wave which swept the state early Wednesday bringing the bitterest weather since 1912 rolled on eastward as the night wore away covering the whole midwest Joseph Halligan 39 Mooreland died in a Pert Dodge hospital three hours after he was overcome by cold as he tried to dig an automobile out of a snowdrift The heart of the the weatherman explained spread out over the Ohio Valley and lost some of its intensity which is the reason Iowa didnt record its coldest weather of record Wednesday night for Iowa was in the center of that frigid Temperatures rose slightly late Wednesday from the lows recorded over the state Wednesday morn ing and sank but little during the except in fhe northeast sec tion Cedar Rapids 30 Below Cedar reported the low est reading today 30 degrees be purely pacific and Baron Pompeo Aloisi low at 6 a m After that the mer cury started a snaillike climb up wards Waterloos low was 27 Charles City reported a minimum of 26 At Charles City the mercury rose five degrees in two hours and at Mason City it stood at 23 below at 8 a m Marshalltown Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake all caught the mercury at 25 below during ths night That was 11 degrees above the 36 below at Emmetsburg early Wednesday which made that point the officially coldest spot in the state The Spirit Lake low reading was at 7 p m Wednesday By 9 a m Thursday the mercury rose to 17 below 15 degrees higher than the 32 low of Wednesday morning the league cf nation council earlier j Some of the town schools in North when Maxim Litvinoff foreign com1 Iowa which discontinued regular missar of Russia criticized Italy as classes Wednesday because of the an aggressor Baron Aloisi declared plans language should not be ad1 duced at some points Some chil mitted into discussion dren who attempted to brave the storm Wednesday were kept indoors as frostbitten faces were treated Rural Schools Closed The majority of rural schools in this section made plans for holding at for diplomatic the Italian representative reversed his pre vious precedent by remaining in his scat near the Ethiopian representa tive when the council considered phases of the war between the two nations The ItaloEthiopian war was par tiallv responsible for a fariup in biizzard resumed sessions Thursday the Rus although attendance was greatly re Win Blue Ribbons DENVER Jan 23 saddle horses owned and ridden by Mr and Mrs Theodore B McKee of Muscatine Iowa won blue ribbons in the National Western horse show here Secretary Morgpnthau said the returned to the palace from the The Weather situation created by this potential demand for almost on top of some expect ed to be required to straighten out the postAAA confusion had his men bending over their desks In several weeks he expects to see things much more Still Bet on Veto For one thing it should be clearer then whether new taxes can safely be attempted or it would be simpler to rely on borrowing And Mr Roosevelt will have had his say on the bonus Every one was trying to guess what was in the presidents mind with regard to the full payment measure which emerged from con gress yesterday and was laid on his desk Most of his intimates continued bet he would veto the bill which would pay off bonus certificates with bonds cashable after next June 15 hall Flag Covers Coffin An honor guard of ten giant Grenadier guardsmen each 6 feet 3 inches in height and a dozen artil escort for the funeral gun the sole touch of color for the houranda half procession The imperial crown was brought to lie atop the royal standard cov ering the coffin Bearded yeomen of the guard in crimson and gold with their pikes FORECAST IOWA Snow Thursday night and Friday Slowly rising temper M 1 N JN K S O T A Increasing cloudiness snow Friday and in west and south Thursday night slowly rising temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period pending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 31 Below Minimum In Night 26 Below At 8 A Thursday 23 Below Between 8 and 9 oclock Wednes day morning the GlobeGazette of reversed and the honorable corps 1 ficialtype thermometers registered of gentlemenatarms with the j 30 below which was the lowest tern points of their halberds touching the ground made a splash of color around the purpledraped catafalque flanked by four candles On Lutheran Council BUFFALO N Jan 23 Dr E H Rausch of Dubuque Iowa was elected a member of the execu tive committee of the National Lu theran council in session here perature recorded in downtown Ma son City in the 11 years this news paper has maintained its weather station At about oclock Wed nesday afternoon the mercury rose to 21 below and during the night the low mark was 26 below Thurs day forenoon the temperature was definitely on the uptrend but a sub zero minimum for Thursday night seemed certain sessions Friday but gave up tempts to gather Thursday studies Snowplows were out in all North Iowa counties opening up the high ways Because the strong wind had packed the snow hard considerable difficulty was reported in getting through Most north and south main highways were open and east and west roads were being opened It was expected that some sideroads will not be opened for several days yet State highways in Chickasaw county were open by noon Thurs day The minimum at New Hamp ton was 28 below zero Public school attendance at New Hampton was 50 per cent of normal Thurs day Belmond faced a shortage of milk Wednesday when few dairies could send their usual shipments to town The minimum Thursday morning at Belmond was 26 below but the mer cury had climbed to 20 below at 7 a m East and west highways were blocked but 69 north and south was open although on much of the road this was only one way traffic Roads Still Blocked Clarions Thursday minimum of 25 below had risen to 18 below at 10 oclock in the morning State high ways were reported open although county roads were still blocked All main leading out of Mason City were reported cleared Thursday morning as highway com mission plows worked a large pail ;