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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 27, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTJON ONE NO 250 Anxious to Beat Lemke Socialists Want to Show Up Ahead in Election By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T ON sa cialists led by Norman Thomas as their presi dential nominee are ambitious to make a better showing than the m i s c e 11 aneous crowd back of C o n s r e 3 sman William Lemkes candidacy in the coming election Of course they are too sensible to expect to carry a state STRAY SHOT KILLS MAN AT LAKE MULLINS STRUCK AS YOUNGBLOOD FIRES AT BIRDS Operator of Concession at Bayside Park Is Mishap Victim John Mullins 40 year old tanj concessionaire at Bayside park but they do think Qjear Lake was accidentally to pile up a bigger f they may be able popular vote than the North Dakota Independent While others are ask ing Will Lemke draw more heav ily from democratic or republican strength and generally predict ing that the democrats will feel the drain the socialists are querying How much can we draw irom Lemke They are fairly hopeful Booed as he was the Cleveland gathering of the Townsendites and their affiliates the socialist folk be lieve that Thomas iheir leader made an impression Look for Disharmony They have their doubts that the Lemktites if ever really united will hold together the campaign through Their theory is that Lemke the Rev Father Charles E Coughlin Dr Francis E Townsend and the Rev Gerald L K Smith will fall to quarreling among themselves in tae course of their prospective speaking tour of the country and furnish a ridiculous exhibit of dis harmony Parenthetically Lemke is given credit for the possession of some political sense but no such allowance is made for the two clergvman or for the doctor That Lemke will have enough au thority to keep the other three in line is questioned The Norman Thomasites reckon that with a three or fourway split in the socalled third party its dissipated vote will not amount to much that the Socialists will figure as the real third as to the future which is what they are banking on not on the coming election New Socialist Appeal Incidentally the socialists are making a vigorous appeal now to the farmer vote Hitherto industrial regions and large cities have been their strongholds There have been efforts to combine farm and city labor They have not been very ef fective but with the growth of farm tenantry socialism is more confi dent of the prospect of a cohesion between the two interests The I W W is something like what is aimed little less crass than in earlier days but the samp thing in substance Socialists do not recognize Dr Townsends movement as liberal On the contrary they regard it as fas cist Earl Browder the communist can dicate agrees with them and his comment as a candidate is surpris ingly moderate shot and killed Monday after noon by J B Youngblood Jr Youngblood was shooting at blackbirds near Bayside park when a stray shot struck Mul lins Youngblood was shooting blackbirds with a high powered 22 rifle on the edge of a hill at the time one of his shots struck and fatally wounded the concessionnaire Mullins from Douglas was with the Bayside troupe accompanied by Mrs Mullins and his parents His father has a ranch in Arizona The Arizona man died while being taken to a hospital Probe Death of Iowa Man Who Drank Oil in Bottle of Beer DUNLAP Mon day were investigating the death Saturday night of Anton Riesland 49 farmer Officials stated that Dr A T Slattery of Dunlap said Ries lands death was apparently due to the effects of croton oil an animal remedy put in a bottle of beer The oil was put in the bottle as a practical joke authorities said they believed Leonard Brunner Dunlap also drank from the bottle and was made ill but recovered Riesland is survived by his wife and nine children Will Not Record All Problems of Road Shown Here Rubv Lvnch 1000 Twelfth street northeast is shown here taking a drivers test at the clinic sponsored h Gordo Safety council in cooperation with Iowa State college Ames Dr A R Lauer profes soV who the clinic is shown at the right Lock Photo Kayenay KARPIS AND AIDE Reporter in Europe Sees GET LIFE TERMS KNOX SAYS HES READY TO WORK Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Returns lo Chicago CHICAGO Col Frank Knox of Centerville republican vice presidential nom inee returned to Chicago Monday declaring he was all set now to get to work in His duties in the republican can paign begin Thursday night when he will formally accept the nomin ation in notification ceremonies here After that a coasttocoast series of campaign speaking tours has been charted for the vice pres idential candidate Sixth Victim Dies in Grade Crossing Crash in Wisconsin OCONOMOWAC na Dobratz about 16 Concord died Monday bringing to six the fatalities in a grade crossing accident here Sunday night The car in which the party was riding to a band concert was struck by two Milwaukee road passenger trains traveling in opposite direc tions at the Concord street cross ing Vernas brothers and sister Wal demar Everett and Norma and Helma Gartzke all of Concord and Ralph R Rubel of Watertown were killed outright Bible Conference Held CEDAR FALLS fif Gang Chief Declares Jack Peifer Not Guilty in Hamm Snatch ST PAUL Karpis and Charles Fitzgerald participants in the William Hamm kidnaping Monday were sentenced to life terms by Federal Judge M M Hoyce Both had pleaded guilty earlier Before sentence was imposed Karpis asked by the court whether he had anything to say declared Jack Peifer is absolutely not guilty because I know the circum stances He had nothing to do with the Peifer a St Paul night clup op erator charged as fingerman in the case was convicted of a part in the abduction plot by a federal court jury Saturday Judge Assails Crime Before imposition of sentence Judge Joyce labeled kidnaping as one of the most heinous crimes known to law and otherwise as sailed that type of crime Kidnaping is one crime the Am erican people will not said Judge Joyce Its unpopularity as a vocation is largely due to the crys talization of sentiment of the con talization of this sentiment which caused the congress of the United States to create the statute and it is the unprofitable consequence of the unrelening diligence of those charged wtih running down kidnap ers that brought you Judge Joyce then addressed Karpis first and said It is the judgment of the court that you Alvin Karpavicz or Karpis be confined in the federal penitentiary at Leavenworth or at such penal institution as the attor ney general may designate for the teenth annual interdenominational Bible conference opened here Sun dav Injuries Prove Fatal CENTERVILLE n j u r i e s I suffered when a truck which was i jacked up fell on him proved fatal Saturday to 4 year old Billy Wessell Clevenger Slayer Described as Man With Soft Voice ASHEVILLE N de scription of the slayer of Helen Clevenger 18 year old college girl as a man with a soft spoken cul tured voice furnished officers with a new clew Monday Sheriff Laurence E Brown chief investigator of the baffling murder closely guarded his next move to solve the shooting in a fashionable hotel here the night of July 15 Guy Waver lawyer for Prof W L Clevenger the girls 54 year old bachelor uncle who was detained for investigation reported hewas out of jail but neither the sheriff nor his deputies would confirm it TfeWeather FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy and cooler Monday night local thun dershowers Monday afternoon or early Monday night in extreme southeast Tuesday generally fair somewhat cooler in south portion MINNESOTA Partly cloudy somewhat cooler in west Monday night Tuesday fair cooler in north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Maximum Sunday 105 Minimum in Night 69 At 8 A Monday 73 Rainfall Trace Weather figures for 24 hour per iod ending at 8 oclock Maximum Saturday 95 Minimum 69 At 8 A M 80 The high reported at the sugar plant north of the city Monday afternoon was 87 degrees Says There Are More Sore Spots Than in 1914 EDITORS NOTE The follow ing story on the foreign situation as it stands today is by the chief of the Associated Press foreign service a correspondent who has spent 16 years covering the news of Europe He returned only re cently to assume the direction of the press associations foreign news your natural similar sen remaining period of He pronounced tence on Fitzgerald Peifer Not Present Fitzgerald given an opportunity to speak also asserted Peifer never was present at Twin City kidnaping gang hideouts as Byron Bolton confessed kidnap plotter had testi fied Both were returned to the jail after being sentenced Still await ing sentence along with Bolton is Edmund C Bartholmey former Bensenville postmaster whose home Haram St Paul brewing company head identified as the place where he was imprisoned four days The abduction occurred June 15 1933 Karpis it was learned from an authoritative source also planned to plead guilty to the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer St Paul banker held for 21 days in 1934 until 000 ransom was paid Peifers sentence was deferred until Wednesday By JOHN EVANS Associated Press Foreign Chief NEW YORK ban ners over more than half of Spain riotous in civil war proclaim anew the dangers of a coming war Fascism and its bitter struggle with liberalism or the what ever labels they bear keep alight the torch in the worlds powder house There is war or a virtual state of war on three Asia and Africa More Sore Spots There are more sore spots than in 1914 and far more prophecies of an approaching conflict Daily there grows the ageold clash between the right and the Fascism is the nucleus of the right in Spain Fascism there groups monarchists advocates of a strong church and property owners economic descendants of the old feudal lords The liberals are the They include communists socialists free thinkers opposed to church power and the humanitarian groups that called for rule by the people and comfort and security for them Point Out Dangers Statesmens warnings and inter national conferences point out dan gers that may lead to war in Germanys demand for expan Italys effort to revive the old Roman empire Japans spread into China and Mongolia Soviet Russias fear of Japan and Germany Frances belief that Germany in tends a war of conquest Austrias belief that Hitler seeks control of southwestern Europe The little ententes Rumania Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia declaration that German seizure of Austria means war Great Britains conviction she must arm to protect her empire German nazi control of the Free City of Danzig capital of the Polish corridor which divides Germany into two parts Uses Maple Syrup to Paint His House NORWICH N of bees flies and bugs stuck fast on his new painted house convinced F E Lothridge of the Norwich high school faculty Monday that he had done a sweet Lothridge mixed the ingredients and painted the house himself The presence of the insects puzzled him until investigation showed a can of oil intact in his cellar and nearby an empty maple syrup can Nine Members of One Family Die in Crash of Train and Auto HAMILTON Ohio Nine member of one family five of them children were killed in a train auto crash here late Sunday one of the worst accidents of the kind in Ohio in years A tenth member escaped seri ous injury As Coroner Edward E launched an investigation Monday plans were made for a group bur ial probably Wednesday in a Ham ilton cemetery LOOK INSIDE CAP Dally Tress fhoto BERRY HALDEN Editor G 0 P Choice to Make Senate Race ON PAGE 2 Mason City Joins Upward Trend in Employment ON PAGE 7 Coughlin Reports His Talk Was Misquoted ON PAGE 2 Former College Aces on All Star Football Team ON PAGE 9 5 North lowans Die in Accidents Drowning ON PAGE 8 RUNOFF PRIMARY HELD UNLIKELY Governor Allred Is All but Sure of His ReElection in Texas DALLAS GovJames V Allred was all but sure of reelection Monday with out trouble of going through a run off primary When the Texas election bureau closed for the day at 6 p m Sun day Allred had or more than all his opponents who trailed as follows Tom Hunter F W Fischer Roy Sanderford and Pierce Brooks Wives Hone Razors to Shave Husbands SEATTLE CSVWives sharpened razors Monday for Se attles newest silly The affair promised to attract a crowd of barbers spectators doc tors and possibly a few husbands DRIVERS CLINIC HELD BY LAUER IN MASON CITY 14 Stops in Iowa to Be Made With Testing Apparatus The free drivers clinic sponsored by the Iowa State Safety Council in cooperation with the Iowa State college Ames was opened Monday at the Birum Olson garage on Fourth street northwest under the auspices of the Cerro Gordo Safety council The clinic will be continued through Tuesday according to Dr A R Lauer Iowa State college psychology professor who devel oped the clinic as a means of pro moting greater safety on the high way Mason City is Dr Lauers first stop on his present tour which will include 14 stops in Iowa Last year Dr Lauer visited eight states with his first apparatus but is covering a larger territory this year with highly improved equipment Al though Dr Lauer has three assist ants touring with him Dr C F Starr president of the county council furnished him with several assistants in Mason City to aid with checking local drivers To Aid Drivers The clinic was designed to show the automobile driver hidden weak nesses in his makeup as far as driving a car is said Dr Lauer as he was setting up his apparatus Monday Of course we cannot test everyone but it will show what is being done in this country and in Europe for safer Dr Lauer tests the driver first of all in his newly equipped car shown in the picture In this car the driver actually encounters all of the problems of driving while seated in the car at the wheel His reactions are checked on three sets of records for time observation and manipulation If the driver is poor in any of these three it is then sug gested he take further tests to find out the cause of his poor driving Explans Equipment Although the equipment is tech nical so far as explaining its con struction is concerned Dr Lauer explains its use so that the driver may check himself easily and know why he is being tested The field of vision is tested for the drivers ability to see cars at the said Dr Lauer Color vision helps in the reading of stop signals The grip is tested for strength because a strong person does not fatigue as easily aa a weaker person A low score in the glare test means that the driver will have difficulty in driving at night Hearing loss may mean inability to hear sound signals Distance judg ment is taken to show how well a driver can judge distances Neutral tests are taken to show whether a person is easily excited or not Blood pressure is taken for general health and the driving apparatus is for general The equipment was constructed especially for Dr Lauers tests The capacity of the clinic is from 10 to 15 an hour five being handled at a time Makes Best Time Route Not as Long Mason City Teachers Aboard Liner as It Docks NEW YORK Britains Queen Mary docked Monday after making the fastest crossing ever recorded for a steamer between Europe and New her commander did not claim the blue pennant of Atlantic supremacy We very well do not deserve said Sir Edgar Britten skipper of the liner So the blue ribbon emblem of At lantic speed remains with Frances Normandie which in June 1935 av eraged knots for the crossing as compared with the Queen Marys knots Took Shorter Route The reason is that the Normandie started her best run from South ampton and traveled nautical miles The Queen Mary was clocked ON BOARD LINER Miss Mary Gould 801 Wash ington avenue northwest and Miss Irene Holman 615 Second street northeast teachers in the Lincoln school were passengers on the Queen Mary returning from a two months visit in Eng land Scotland and France Plant Will Build OTTUMWA John Mor rell and company packing plant will soon start work on two new build ings at a cost of approximately HURRAH FOR DOLLAR DAY Mason Gity stores are get ting ready for a summer time Dollar Day Watch the GlobeGazette for particulars from Cherbourg nautical miles away The English ship made the cross ing in four days eight hours 37 minutes the French ship covered the longer route in four days 11 hours 42 minutes Aboard the Queen Mary were 795 passengers Many of them wit nessed the crash of a seaplane kill ing one man off Nantucket light ship Sunday Caused by Vacuum Sir Edgar said he believed the crash was caused by the vacuum aft his ship Thats what brought him he said The Queen Marys fastest time on the voyage was 760 miles at an av erage speed of knots from noon Friday to noon Saturday The highest speed made by the Nor mandie was knots The record voyage of the British liner was made over smooth seas and under bright skies On her maiden trip in May fog slowed down her REFUSESTOBAR PROBE BY SEC Court Acts After Recess of Public Hearings Pending Its Decision WASHINGTON Os car Luhring of the District of Co lumbia federal court refused Mon day to issue a temporary order for bidding the securities and exchange commission to investigate invest ment trusts The courts action came after the commission had recessed public hearings on its investment inquiry pending oucome of legal efforts to block them The order refused by the district court was asked by Frederick T Fisher a stockholder in the Equity corporation an investment trust He sought to prevent the com mission from subpenaing him as a witness in the investigation and from examining the papers of the corporation Justice Luhring set a heanng for Aug 5 at which Attorneys for Fisher will ask a temporary injunc tion to hold up the investigation YouthHeld in Jail in Probe of Killing of His Grandmother OKLAHOMA CITY CSVDonald Knepper 24 described by Ms father as a former honor student at Okla homa A and M college was held in jail Monday while authorities sought to solve the slaying of his 75 year old grandmother Mrs O N Weiser Deputy Sheriff Dan Kean said the youth appearing dazed admitted strangling the woman and cutting her throat with his pocketknife Mrs Weiser and Knepper her fav orite grandson had been staying at a neighbors home while the fam ily was away REFUGEES FLEE SPAIN REPORT HEAVY FIGHTING Americans and British Board English Ship at Alicante SPANISH AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press American and British reguees fled Madrid for the seacoast A fierce battle was reported in progress at Toledo Fresh and successful assaults on rebel strongholds on widely scattered fronts were announced by the government The American state depart ment received increasingly omin ous reports of the rebellions pro gress Gibraltar heard government planes had bombed nearby San Roque Loyalists marched on three regions dominated by rebels both sides put forth claims of victor ies in Guadarrama mountain bat tles Rebels at Pamplona waited for Madrid to run short of food for Generalissimo Francisco Franco to initiate operations in southern Spain King Edward cancelled plans for a Cannes vacation American diplomatic officials sailed from St Jean de Luz France for Fuenterrabia indicat ing an intention to ask Ambas sador Bowers to leave the coun try The American battleship Okla homa arrived in Bayonne France with 38 refugees from Santander and Bilbao FIGHTING FLARES NEAR ROCK OF GIBRALTAR By The Associated Press Guns of civil war spoke anew across Spain late Monday with hun dreds of American and British ref ugees reported on their way from Madrid to the safety of battleships In the Guadarrama mountains northern gateway to the Spanish capital at Seville Toledo and in the violence torn sector about the Rock of Gibraltar new fighting flared between liberalist loyal forces of the Spanish government and the fascist insurgents who owe allegiance to Gen Francisco Franco Several hundred members of a government force were reported wiped not a single man es caping at La Linea near Gibraltar Sixty rebels were said to have been lost Other battles raged in the area and General Francos sea planes were reported shuttling re inforcements across the straits from Spanish Morocco Roman Fortress Falls An unconfirmed report reaching Madrid said the Alcazar ancient Roman fortress dominaing Toledo had fallen to government attackers who used tanks and bombing planes On a train provided for them the Americans and Britons sped from crowded Madrid embassies said dispatches reaching France by secret courier toward Alicante on the southeast coast where they were expected to board a British destroyer Monday night Their departure from Madrid which the rebels threaten to starve coincided with gov ernment announcements of fresh and succesful assaults against the fascist insurrectionists but increas ingly ominous reports of trouble to the American state department Fear Terrible Ambassador Claude G Bowers aides abandoned the American sum mer embassy at San Sebastian ob serving there may be terrible bloodshed there From the piecemeal war front throughout Spain trickled reports of renewed assaults by loyal leftists on rebel held strongholds Gibraltar heard that government planes had oombed San Roque six miles northwest of Gibraltar in Cadiz province The rebels lay claim to their own successes notably in the Guadar rama mountains north of Madrid but this was disputed by the gov ernment Battle in Progress A fierce battle was reported in progress between loyalists and in surgents in the ancient Gothic city of Toledo Though at a standstill for moment fascist armies were re ported to be threatening both from the northwest and south Madrids civil life gradually was re ;