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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 31, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII F1VR CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 31 1936 THIS PAPEJl CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 254 Union Party Bloc Sought Lemke Group Seeks Balance of Power in House By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON When they speak seri ously the third par ty leaders themselves the Lemkeites the Coughlin i t e the Townsend ites the Geralt L K Smithites and assorted groupa do not contend that William Lemke will not be pres identially elected in November In his speeches as I already hava had occasion ro remark Lemke does indeed assume that he will win but he knows betr ter of course What the Lemke managers do assert with some appearance of sincerity and what perhaps they really hope is that the North Dakotan will get enough electoral to throw the presidential choice into the house of repre sentatives I do not believe so hut it is a theoretical possibility A Logical Claim Finally the Lemke folk made a third claim which haa a certain degree of probability Though the Dakotan may anil I think will be heavily outvoted nationally jt is conceivable that ha and his allies will get a sufficiently formidable bloc into the lowe congressional chamber to raise particular Hades for the ensuing two years at least The unionists as Lernke calls them will accomplish no such re sult in the senate the senatorial turnover is not fast enough But it can occur in the lower house Union party policy is not to nominate many unionists inde pendently but to indorse either a democratic or a republican con gTilssional candidate district by dis depending upon which is more P in his expressed syropa thies Balance of Power And as many districts are pret ty evenly balanced between demo crats and republicans in not a few of them the unionists are likely to hold the balance of power It is a system of which the Anti Saloon league made a success It fizzled ultimately but it worked for a decade and a half Even so the unionists will no have a majority of representatives in the house of representatives in the seventyfifth congress But they may have the casting votes If the democrats and republicans are somewhere nearly 5050 the unionists may be able to decide be tween bargain for their unionistic demands What Is It Just what Lemke unionism is heaven alone knows Dr Townsend has his prescrip tion Father Coughlin says its idiotic Lemke is proTownsend and proCoughlin too besides hav ing a plan of his own The Rev Gerald L K Smith claims he has inherited the program of the late Senator Huey P Long ROOSEVELT CHEERED AT QUEBEC McMahon Held for Trial on 3 Counts ADMITS THAT HE Charles Webster on Iowa Rail Board 17 Years Dies B A Webster Mason City Son at His SLITHERED AT KING EDWARD Weeping Prisoner Says He Had Intended to Shoot Himself LONDON Andrew McMahon was committed for crim inal trial Friday on three charges after he had sobbingly testified at a Bow street police court hearing that he slithered a revolver at King Edward on Constitution hill two weeks ago Weeping in the witness box the prisoner testified he had planned to shoot himself but instead decided to toss his revolver in the roadway a protest against wrongful im prisonment his lips to suppress his emotion McMahon drew his clenched fist across his eyes as he related the agonies he had suf lered as a result of the unjust im prisonment on a criminal libel charge later quashed Had Been Brooding I had been brooding on the sub ject for many months and in my weakness gave way to drink he gasped I experienced the tortures of a damned soul McMahon will be tried at Old Bai cy in the autumn The three charges on which he was committed are near the personof iis revolvsr with intent to break the public 2 Producing a revolver near the person of his majesty with intent to alarm his majesty 3 Being in possession of a re volver with intent to endanger life Distinct Scottish Accent Speaking with a distinct Scottish accent the crippled prisoner told the court how he stood in the crowd waiting for the king to ride by last July 16 I saw all the people happy and content he declared Then I re membered I had hardly the price of a meal I thought What isthe good of living I was going to shoot my self He continued Then I saw how distracted my wife would be Bedside WAUCOMA Charles Webster who for 17 years until the first of this year was a member of the Iowa state railroad commission died at S oclock Friday morning after an illness incident to old age which has continued for several months The funeral will be held here at oclock Sunday afternoon Mr Web ster was 77 years old Bennett A Webster Mason City son was at his bedside when death occurred as was Mrs B I Bright of Mason City sister of Mrs Webster Joseph C Webster another son ing at Lakeland Fla and Neil Webster Jackson Miss were both on their way Appointed by Harding Mrs T A Potter of Mason City a sisterinlaw accompanied by her daughter Mrs Frank D Pearce Mr Bright and his daughter Helene summoned here following the death Friday morning Mr Webster was the only Fayette countyan since Gov William Larra bee retired in 1890 to hold high elec tive state office He was appointed to the railroad commission by W L Harding and elected five times sub sequently a longer period than any other man ever held that office in Iowa He was state fuel administra tor during the World war A lifelong resident of Fayette county Mr Webster was born at Waucoma May 18 1859 His father J P Webster was the first settler in Eden township in 1853 and plat ted the town of Waucoma from part of thefarm he obtained from the governnientand the present Oharles Webster i First Station Agent When the Milwaukee railroad came to Waucoma in 18S2 Charles Webster became the first station agent Subsequently he and his old er brother the late Ace Webster engaged in the lumber business They had a line of yards also en gaged in banking general merchan dising and several other lines of business and were large land own ers For years they operated a large box factory in Waucoma Mr Webster had extensive in terests in telephone lines in his home community and at one time promoted and built gas and elec tric lines in Arizona In 190S he became a delegate to the republi can national convention Mr Webster was active in the Ma The thought suddenly struck me and KnightsTemplar orders scneduied an afternoon con was advised bv the master of at if I could only draw the kinsrs and Mrs Webster has had state ferencp vith Williams and Rexforri American export liner Exoch that if I could only draw the kings attention to the wrongs I imag ined had been meted out to me at least he would not aliow his sub jects to be so treated McMahon always had carried a revolver for his own safety he ex plained Remembered About Gun I remembered about the gun CHARLES WEBSTER IOWA NEBRASKA APPEAL FOR AID Governors Herring Cochran Talk With Officials on Drought Relief By DON McGUIHE WASHINGTON and Nebraska asked through their gov ernors Friday for inclusion of part of Iowa and all of Nebraska in the official drought area Seeking benefits of emergency freight rates and federal funds to aid distressed farmers Governors Clyde L Herring of Iowa and R L Cochran of Nebraska talked with Aubrey Williams deputy works progress administrator and agri culture departmentofficials They presented to Williams pro grams for employment of distress ed farmers in construction of farm to market toads and small earth dams to check run off waters when rain eventually falls Herring said after the conference he was hopeful 40 Iowa counties would be included in the drought area He described the situation as particularly serious in southern and western Iowa 28 in Area Now Cochran whose state already has 2S counties in the drought area is seeking inclusion of the remain ing 65 After talking with Williams they saw Secretary Wallace and J W Tapp chairman of the agricul ture departments special drought committee and laid before them a eneral picture of the situation 11 ITALIANS AND PLANEINFRENCH MOROCCO HELD International Troubles Feared From 14 Day Spanish Revolt SPANISH AT A GLANCE By The Associated Tress Eleven Italians arrested and Italian seaplane seized in French Morocco French quarters voice fear of international repercussions if Italians furnish rebels with arms Refugees reaching Plymouth England tell of devastation and murder in Barcelona Government forces assault rebel strongholds of Zaragcza and Hu csca with reinforcements Loyal militia converge on south ern Spain rebelheld cities Gen Emilio Mola northern reb el chief reported to have marched north abandoning drive on Ma drid American refugees from Madrid reach Valencia safely REPORTED CARRYING ARSIS AMMUNITION TO REBELS By The Associated Press A group of Italian seaplanes re ported to be carrying arms and am munition to Spanish revolutionaries precipitated anxiety over possible international repercussions Friday from Spains civil war fighting continued un abated for the possession of stra tegic cities including Madrid itself 11 Italian air force officers in civ ilian clothes were held by French authorities in French Morocco Two Italian seaplanes heavily burdened with arms were forced down on the Moroccan coast One crashed and burned An investiga tion was made of reports that they were part of a group of six destined for rebel territory in Spanish Morocco A third plane was lost in a fierce Mediterranean storm The French radicalsocialist party in Paris was quick to express alarm over international involvements Sees Air Bombardment The American state department whatever that was Congressman Lemke is able to reconcile himself ue went on to thelate senators philosophy too I I stooped down Representative Lemke in short has qualities of leadership He brings conflicting elements togeth er Whether or not he can keep them together is problematic He probably can do so while they all are in a total minority Will Retain Seat He will not be elected president but he probably will be reelected to his seat in the house of repre sentatives he is running both for the presidency and for a seat io the house In the house he will be the third partys leader This may make him with presidential campaign behind him and a strong congressional bloc to support him mightily promi nent Lemke is gambling undoubtedly on farmerlabor party But it may on the other hand be a laborfarmer party with John L Lewis as its head Lewis doesnt think this the time to start the movement Lemke does Halden to Be Speaker at Hobo Celebration in Britt on Aug 20 F Chariton republican Halden nominee United States senator has been booked to be the featured speaker for the annual convention celebra I waited for a few moments and when the king was approaching I threw the gun It clattered at the feet of the monarchs horse Did you ever point it at any one asked Alfred Kerstein Mc Mahons solicitor Definitely not replied the pris oner Did you intend your revolver to hit anything or anyone No How did you throw it I stooped and slithered it along the road He denied he had threatened cither monarch or anyone else and said he had attempted to take no ones life prominence in the Order of the East ern Star Surviving are the widow and three sons Joseph C Webster Lakeland Fla Neil Webster Jackson Miss and Bennett A Webster Mason City former state commander of the American Legion Streichers Insulter Freed With Warning NURBERG Germany wig Hoffmann of Chicago jailed for an alleged insult to Julius Streicher Germanys leading anti Semite was released Friday with a warning to be more careful of his utterances in the future Authorities said he would be permitted to remain in Germany if he chooses SAYS COUGHLIN NOT DISCUSSED Bishop Gallagher in State ment After Audience With Pope CASTEL GANDOLBO Italy Tl Michael Gallagher of De troit said Friday the political ac tivity of Father Charles C Coughlin was not brought up or discussed during an audience with Pope Pius The bishop made the statement immediately after he had seen the holy father Pope Pius the bishop said sent his blessing to the clergy and pco tion to be held at Britt He has pic of Detroit and expressed hope been scheduled to talk the evening that amidst universai tioublea j of Aug 20 He is a candidate lot America may stand as a nation of the unexpired term of the late peace and may decide controversial Louis Murphy i questions by ballot not by bullets i 5221356 lor Relief DES MOINES stale re lief administration reported it jpent 221356 for relief during June less than a fourth of the June 1935 ex pense and less than a third of the June 1934 cost ference with Williams and Rexford Tugwell resettlement administra tor Cochrane said the Nebraska corn crop would be almost entirely use less except for fodder The wheat crop yield was good in the south ern half of the state he said but had matured before the drought became severe He described condi tions throughout the state as uni formly bad with the exception of a few small areas containing a good stand of pasture Can Still Be Saved In Iowa Herring said much of the corn can still be saved by time ly heavy rains but he emphasized that each day of dry weather made the situation worse His statement was a reiteration of one Dy Wal lace last Wednesday that the corn belt needed rain within 10 days The Iowa governor said corn crops in eastern Iowa were good because of recent rains but that other sections were less hopeful He added however that small grain and hay crops were better than in other recent dry years and may be sufficient to feed the bulk of the livestock He said he was hopeful that by obtaining drought area status surplus stock in these areas ould be removed to other feeding grounds vnaer low emergency i freight rates FORECAST IOWA Fair Friday night and Saturday warmer Saturday and in west and north portions Friday night MINNESOTA Fair Friday and Saturday except unsettled Saturday in north possibly show ers in northwest by afternoon or night somewhat warmer Friday night and in east and south Sat urday cooler in northwest Sat urday afternoon IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 88 Minimum in night At 8 a in Friday 71 King Edwards First Parliament Recesses LONDON first parlia ment of King Edward VIII ended its summer session Friday still facing prime problems of European and in ternational security suggested re vision of the league of nations cove nant and the future of the German denounced Locarno pact The official recess will extend to Oct 29 with formal opening of the next session set for Nov 3 when the British monarch will declare the two houses convened Apply for Drought Aid BEDFORD county formally applied for drought aid officials estimating SOO families have been affected by crop failure Exochorda that he had witnessed an aerial bombardment of Palma in the Balearic island shortly after he had removed 92 foreigners from that Spanish possession Meantime virtually all Americans wanting to leave the Spanish capi tal were evacuated safely to the port of Valencia They will go aboard the U S cruiser Quincy On the battle lines a report is sued through the Aragon wireless station said insurrectionists ad vanced 25 miles toward Madrid and one column already had occupied El Pardo 15 miles from the city 10000 fresh troops and a squad ron of bombing planes converged in the northeast to bolster loyal forces in an offensive against Zaragoza and Huesca Tell of Devastation They were determined to win the rebel strongholds 40 miles apart by nightfall Refugees reaching Plymouth England told of devastation and brigandage in revolt torn Barcelona with soldiers many of them drunk looting and pillaging Priests they said were being driven out and murdered and nuns were being assaulted and killed as snipers in automobiles mounting machine guns ranged through the streets Reports from government sources tended to indicate the rebels were being hard pressed on all fronts Mola Changes Plans In Hendaye France advices were Authorities at Goodell Trail Circus Recover Stolen High School Athletic Equipment Russell Fish of the Goodell schools was not sur prised when he visited a circus at Union Iowa and saw the circus employes going about their tasks wearing sweat shirts bright ath letic socks and shoes for he recog nized them as the athletic equip ment that had been stolen from the Goodell high school Discovery of the theft was made Monday when Superintendent Fish came from Eddyville to make prep arations for the opening of the school which had been closed since spring When the theft occurred was not known 6ut it was recalled that a small circus had played in the school lot July 22 Sheriff E P Hanson of Garner was called and Thursday he and the superintendent went to Union where the circus was playing They noticed many of the employes wearing sweat shirts socks and athletic shoes They contacted the mayor constable and justice of the peace at Union to conduct an in vestigation At first tiie manager of the cir cus denied that anything had been taken but later he agreed to return the equipment provided no charges were preferred So aIl the equipment including stop watch sweat shirts sox caps balls bats pencil and paper that were taken valued at about 100 was returned Some valuable papers in the school were not touched Bullets Fly Around U S Legation as Ethiopians Attack ADDIS ABABA flew around the United States cgation for three hours while Italians repulsed Ethiopian bandit roups it was disclosed Friday An official communique to lome said the incident took place Tuesday with the attackers specd ly dispersed suffering very severe LOOK INSIDE MARVIN T GKATTAN Iowa High Court Denies Civil War Vet Freedom ON PAGE 3 Program Completed for Norlh Iowa Fair ON PAGE S Olympic Games to Open at Saturday Ceremony ON PAGE D Col Knox Points for Platform Tour of U S ON PAGE 2 PEiFER COMMITS UiCIDE INJAIL jndbergh Spectator at German Air Derby BERLIN Charles A rindbergh was a spectator Friday at an air derby at Templehof flying ield where internationally known pilots stunted and Germanys ncw st aircraft were shown Plans for a meeting between jndbergh and Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler remained uncertain received that the commander Gen northern rebel Emilio Mola abruptly had changed bis plans for marching on Madrid and had dis patched his troops toward San Se bastian Luis Companys provincial presi dent of Catalonia reported many casualties in bloody battles on thij slopes surrounding Zaragoza but elsewhere loyalists were pictured as gaining ground against the insnr rcctionista Columns of loyal mili tia were reported converging on tordoba and Granada southern rcb el trouble spots Government airplanes dropped propaganda leaflets urgira cbcls to desert their commanders IOWAS HOTTEST JULY AT CLOSE First Day of August to See Mercury Back Around 100 Mark DBS MOINES hottest July Iowa has ever experienced wound up Friday with clear skies and warming temperatures and the weatherman forecast that the first day of August would see the mer cury back in the 100 legree zone Thursday however was just about a normal summer day with temperatures ranging from a high of 92 at Atlantic and Forest City down to a 45 at Fort Dodge early Friday Temperatures at t a m averaged about four degrees below the normal We expect a top of dose to 100 Saturday in DCS Moines the weatherman said Comparable tem peratures will be recorded through out the state No rain was reported in the state during the last 24 hours The mean temperature for July the weatherman said will be higher than So degrees which is 10 degrees higher than the normal mean That he said will be a mean temperature at least two degrees higher than the July mean recorded during the drought year of 1934 The highest mean previously recorded was Si degrees in 1901 For the last seven year however the July mean temperature each year has been above the normal mean for the month Takes Own EifeTwoHours After Getting Term of 30 Years BULLETIN ST PAUL P Ilifnr convicted in the kidnap ing of William Hanmi Jr killed himself in the county jail Friday two hours after heiug sentenced to 30 years imprisonment ST PAUL Judge M M Joyce Friday sentenced John P Pcifer St Paul night club operator to serve 30 years in a federal prison for conspiracy in the Wil liam Hamm Jr abduction Sen tence was pronounced a few mo ments after Judge Joyce had denied Peifer a new trial Peifer was convicted by a federal court jury Saturday after a two weeks trial during which the gov ernment charged he received 510 000 of the ransom money for serv ing as fingerman and bringing the kidnap gang to St Paul Principal witness against him was Byron Bolton confessed kid naper who had pleaded guilty as the trial opened Over vigorous objection of Archie M Cary chief counsel who had participated in the arguments for a new trial Peifer was taken into custody by the United States marshals office immediately after he was sentenced He had been free on 5100000 bail Two persons remained to be sen tenced in connectionwith the abduc tion which occurred June 15 1933 Bolton and Edmund C Bartholmey former Bensenville 111 postmaster in whose home the St Paul Brewing company head was held captive Alvin Karpis and Charles Fitzger ald who had pleaded guilty were taken to the Leavemvorth peniten tiary to serve life terms earlier this week Arthur Doc Barker one time coleader with Karpis of the notorious BarkerKarpis gang and Eimer Farmer others indicated for the Hamm kidnaping already arc serving prison terms for the ab duction for ransom of Ed tvard G Bremer St Paul banker U S PRESIDENT IS FIRST TO PAY VISIT TO CANADA Declares Frank Dealing More Important Than Ever Before By D HAItOLD OLIVER Associated Tress Staff Writer QUEBEC Roose velt responding to a tremendous ovation in this historic French Canadian city Friday asserted frank dealing cooperation and a spirit of give and take between na tions is more important than ever before in solving grave world prob lems Pointing to the long years of peace and friendship between Can ada and the United States as an example for other nations Mr Roosevelt also referred to the Cana dianAmerican reciprocal trade agreement as tangible evidence of the desira of the people of the two countries to practice what they preach when they speak of the good neighbor On Good Will Trip The first American president pay nn official visit to Canadas governor general Mr Rooscvcll ar rived Friday foienoon for a long promised good will call and was tak en to Dufferin terrace overlooking the St Lawrence river for ad dresses of welcome and his own re sponse Mr Roosevelt stood on a flag bedecked platform on Dufferin ter race as he expressed warm appre ciation for the rousing reception ac corded him at the depot and on the way to the speaking stand with his son James and the latters wife Previouslyhe hadbeen welcomed in addresses by Lord Canadas governorgerieral Mac kenzie King the prime minister Adelard Godbout prime minister of Quebec and J E Gregoire Que becs mayor all of whom cited CanadianAmerican friendship us an example for all nations Think Same Thoughts Jt is my prayer said Lord JVeedsmuir that not by any al liance but through thinking the same thoughts and pursuing the same purpose the republic of the United States and the British com monwealth may help to restore the shaken liberties of mankind A luncheon at the nearby citadel summer residence of the governor general near where Arnold and Montgomery American revolution ists stormed the city on New Years eve 1776 followed the speech making It was here Mr Roosevelt and Canadas governing heads talked over in private mutual problems af fecting the two Englishspeaking nations Speaking in English and French on the terrace the American chier executive objected to accounts oC his recent vacation cruise in Can adian waters which said he was tn be accorded in Canada all the hon ors customarily rendered to a for eign ruler Your excellency he said turn ing to Lord Tweedsmuir I am grateful for the honors but some thing within me rebelled at that word foreign this because when I have been in Canada I have never heard a Canadian refer to an American as a foreigner1 lie is just art American And in the same way in the United States Canadians are not foreigners1 they are Can adians Simple JJItle Distinction That simple little distinction lie added illustrated to me betlrr than anything else the relationship between our two countries On both sides of the line we am so accustomed to an undefended boundary 3000 miles long that we are inclined to minimize its vast importance not only to our continu ing relations but also to the ex ample which its sets to the other nations of the world After emphasizing the fact that hundreds of thousands of Americans and Canadians visit each other every year without the use of pass ports and calling for frank deal ings between nations he said Share in Democracy The United States and Canada and indeed all parts of the British empire share a democratic form of ovcrnment which comes to us from common sources We have adapted these institutions to our own needs and our own special conditions but fundamentally they are the same The president said America had eight who were accused of fomentreceived news of the death of King violence and attempting to conj George with great grief He cx script an independence army The I tfndcd an invitation tn King Ed previous jury disaguod to visit the United States jg Eight Puerto Ricans Convicted of Plotting Against U S Rule SAN JUAN P R Puerto Rican nationalists headed by Pedro Albizu Campos were convict ed Friday of conspiring to over throw the government of the United States by force and were sentenced to six years in prison It was the second trial of the ;