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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS WIEB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 9 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 208 McCarl Out of Picture Man Mentioned as G 0 P Nominee to Lose Job By CHARLES T STEWART CLEVELAND man mentioned as a G 0 P presidential possibility last seems to have dropped from sight He is U S ComptrollerGeneral John Raymond McCarl And what will become of McCarl when his term as comptrollergen eral expires on June 15 McCarl himself may know but he doesnt tell Except for his official utterances he is as tight lipped as any member of the supreme court There is nothing in the nature of his job to require such profound re ticence but it is a policy he adopted the day he was sworn in as comp trollergeneral now nearly 15 years ago Or maybe it is a pose In a pe culiar way it has served to adver tise him as the one important func tionary in Washington who never talks Even to look at him is to any tut his intimate personal acquaint ances a an accident For a decade and a half he liter ally has been a hermit in the gen eral accounting office Not a Progressive Yet time was when Ray McCarl was as loquatious a press agent as need be He arrived in Washington origi nally as secretary to Senator George W Norris of Nebraska he hails from the senators home town of McCook though born an lowan snd tooted his boss horn indus triously Since Senator Norris was and is a decidedly advanced progressive re publican it generally has been as sumed that McCarl is to the left ward too This is not the case He may not be a conservative but he was not progressive enough for Senator Nor ris He was not appointed to the general accounting office out of the senators service The two already had broken and McCarl was secre tary of the republican congressional committee an organization devoted to the election and reelection of G O P representatives It by no means is a radical outfit It was from this secretarial post not from his connection with Sena tor Norris that he graduated into the comptroller generalship Changed Overnight McCarl was adequately conversa tional as the republican congres sional committees secretary pub licity was an essential part of his work But his mouth closed with a snap when he became comptroller gen eral However the position proved to be a sort to attract plenty of atten tion anyway The comptrollers duty is to pass on the legality of all fed eral expenditures This involves the rejection of any number of claims aguinst the government Naturally the turneddown claimants howl dreadfully They rnish the adver tising McCarl doesnt have to attend to it As might be expected he has made enemies the rejected folk are rampageous against him But for every enemy he has made he has made thousands of taxpaying friends An Efficient Office The average government office is not very efficient but the general accounting office is an exception It functions as competently as the best managed of private business As for McCarl he is just about an ideal public servant Yet with his term soon to expire he cannot be reappointed When the comptroller generalship was created 15 years ago McCarl is the man who ever has held it specifically was provided that no incumbent could ever succeed himself the idea being to make the job completely independent Footloose at 57 Thus McCarl will be footloose very shortly and there is considerable wondering what he will turn to He is comparatively 57 Besides he is not the type of indi vidual to retire and do nothing Some think he will plunge into politics Indeed when a few months ago he was mentioned tentatively as a re publican presidential possibility he might have inflated a sizable boom for himself but he made no effort Maybe he did not consider this a good year to run for on the G O P ticket At any rate he is a capable poli tician when be feels like it he dem onstrated that as secretary of the republican congressional committee for which his management was ex cellent If his party happens to win in November he undoubtedly will be a cabinet probability Crash at Muscatine Claims Sixth Life MUSCATINE F McConnell 40 of Chicago died in a hospital here of a skull fracture the eixth victim of a headon automobile accident which claimed the lives of five persons north of here last Sat urday night Mrs McConnell and James Mindham of Colfax are still in hospitals as a result of the ac cident G 0 P COMMITTEES BEGIN WORK Landon Men Fail to Agree on Platform Plans WIND HAIL RAIN SWEEP CENTRAL PART OF STATE Inky Clouds Turn Day to Night Two Hurt at Atlantic DES MOINES storm of wind hail and rain swept over cen tral Iowa from Council Bluffs to Des Moines and eastward Tuesday blowing out of inky clouds that turned day to night At Atlantic Mr and Mrs R Westcott of San Marino suf fered critical injuries when blinded by rain Westcott drove his auto mobile into a truck driven by Roy Dyer of Lincoln Nebr Report of unroofed buildings uprooted trees and other damage followed in the storms wake Wind velocity at several points was re ported 70 miles an hour At Des Moines the roof of a two story broom factory sailed away and a radio tower atop the Register and Tribune building crumpled in to the roof of an adjoining building The roof also was carried away from a new streetcar barn Service Is Disrupted Electrical service in several parts of the city was disrupted by broken wires The storm blew into Des Moines at a and in little more than a minute a bright day had be come as murky as a moonless night D W Morehouse Drake univer sity president and astronomer de clared the sky was the darkest he had ever seen it in the daytime ex cept during a total eclipse of the sun Downtown stores and offices turned on their lights Motorists cut their way through the gloom with headlight beams The rain and wind followed close on the heels of the darkness wash ing streets clear of pedestrians The weather bureau which meas ured nearly an inch of rain by 1 p was swamped with terrified callers wanting to know is there going to be a tornado Council Bluffs Hit The storm struck first in Iowa at Council Bluffs shortly after 8 a m The wind ripped up several trees broke some telephone and electricity lines and tore the front from the Hoagland Lumber company build ing Rural areas along the storms path reported some crops damaged by hail and wind At Shenandoah and Creston dust storms blew in ahead of the inky clouds and the rain Red Oak report ed several small buildings over turned The clouds lightened rapidly from noon on though the wind remained brisk By 1 p m the sky was be ginning to clear and sultry early morning had turned to a cool attcr noon North Iowa skies were dark but there was no indication of real storm weather yet in the Mason City area by midafternoon Tues day BASEMENTS FLOODED BY HEAVY RAIN IN OMAHA OMAHA than a half inch of rain deluged Omaha Tues day between a m and a flooding basements and bringing motor traffic to a standstill At the height of the storm a 60 mile an hour wind swept the city tearing down several power lines and wrecking a few house roofs throughout the city In the down town area the heaviest damage was at the Orpheum theater on Six teenth street where the canopy was cracked At Valley where the Oma ha Central high school cadet regi ment was encamped the high wind blew down most of the students tents and forced commanding offi cers to issue an order to prepare to break camp The regiment expected to return to the city late Tuesday No injuries were reported The storm approached the city from the southwest Huge black clouds blotted out most of the early morning light and forced motorists to drive with their bright lights turned on The downtown area was ablaze with lights Bolivian Government Outlaws Communism LA PAZ Bolivia gov ernment Tuesday outlawed com munism and all communist activi ties in Bolivia Zioncheck Not Considered Model Patient A ny Longer WASHINGTON UP Breaking cut of his room at Gallinger hospi tal and touring the grounds in a white bathrobe Representative Mar ion A Zioncheck Tuesday lost his The Washington state represen tative committed to the hospital for mental observation freed himself by kicking out two window screens He galloped about the grounds whooping and puffing at a long lOn A A 1U3L 1UO i V reputation as the institutions model black cigar until apprehended by patient i guards SEVENTH INSANE CONVICT CAUGHT 9 Minnesota Fugitives Still at Large 3 Believed to Be in Iowa ST PETER member of the lunatic convict band that broke out of St Peter state asylum Sunday night was caught Tuesday as the hunt for the mani acal ringleaders was pressed over a broad front The seventh of the 16 madmen who escaped was captured six miles from the asylum at Oshawa by three attendants summoned from the institution by a creamery store proprietor He is William Lannenji alias Lammi St Louis county truck driv er committed on a charge of steal ing an automobile This left nine still at large Two of these were being sought Tuesday in the woods near Norwood after they fled on foot when pursuing officers forced their car into a ditch Believed in Iowa v Lawrence De Vol demented Bar kerKarpis gangster and two com panions all convicted killers had crossed the Iowa border Tuesday in the opinion of officials In company with De Vol were Albert Scarface Saroko and Don ald Reader The fourth murderer still unapprehended was Walter Hornstein who is suspected by Passolt of having stolen an automo bile at Le Suer Monday and driven toward Wisconsin De Vol ringleader of the break who commandeered an automobile and sped away from the hospital wall with seven inmates is heading for old hideouts in the Ozark moun tains Passolt believes The car was found abandoned near the Iowa bor der west of Elmore Monday Search Brushland Carloads of asylum employes their force augmented by state po lice and national guardsmen con tinued to search the dense Minne sota river bottom brushland ad jacent the institution where numer ous sandstone caves provide good hideouts Stories given Supt George Free man of the hospital by Tom De Largo and David Rhodes inmates captured and returned Monday told of a carefully planned flight en gineered by De Vol The lunatic car zigzagged southward they said purposely to avoid a direct course DC Largo and Rhoades told Free man that the goal of De Vol Saroko and Reader was a series of Iowa towns where they hoped to raid na tional guard armories for weapons With firearms the captured inmates said the trio intended to hold up banks garages and stores IOWA STATE BUREAU USES POLICE RADIO DES MOINES state bu reau of investigation via its police radio system spread a search Tues day for three demented killers who officers believe fled into Iowa after escaping from the Minnesota hos pital for the insane at St Peter Minn Theft of an automobile a hack saw and sledge hammer Monday from an Armstrong garage led Glen Schmidt Iowa bureau chief to comment that It apparently looks like theyre in Iowa Armstrong is 25 miles southwest of Elmore where the fugi tives abandoned an automobile Schmidt said he had warned all cities with armories to set a guard because Minnesota authorities in formed him one of the recaptured fugitives said Lawrence De Vol de mented BarkerKarpis gangster who engineered the escape of 16 in sane criminals plansto raid Iowa armories to obtain weapons Ive also warned all Iowa offi cers not to take any chances if they come across De Vol and his two Schmidt said CHECK MADE ON GUNS AND AMMUNITION HERE Capt Frederick B Shaffer was notified Tuesday by Adj Gen Charles Grahl that all rifles ma LOOK INSIDE FOR DOROTHY BLUMENSHINE Girl Missing for Nine Days Found in Chicago ON PAGE 2 Decker Brothers Edge Out Win in Loop Game ON PAGE 9 HermansonVery Bests Late Runs Earn Margin ON PAGE 9 Burt Man Killed in RunAway Is Buried ON PAGE 10 Elks Teams Compete in Rites at Decorah ON PAGE 8 Summer Offered by Local Library ON PAGE 16 COULTER BOY IS KILLED BY TRUCK 3 Year Old Son of Pastor Watching Another Car When Struck COULTER Richard Jorgensen small son of the Rev and Mrs H C Jorgensen was crossing the street with some little companions about 6 oclock Monday evening and watched one car to keep out of its path But he failed to look in the other direction and was killed when struck by a grain truck The three and onehalf year old boy was just two blocks from his home when he was killed The truck which hit him was driven by Harold Guldberg of Coulter and was going north From the south vtfas coming another which Richard saw In keepingout of its path he ran into the truck witnesses said The boy was struck by the boxof the truck and suffered head injur ies which resulted in his death at once Mr Jorgensen is pastor of the Danish Lutheran church Beside his parents the boy is survived by two other brothers Paul 4 and Phil lip 2 LEADERS UNABLE TOFIND FORMULA TO AVERT FIGHT Presence of Mills and Bell in Conferences Gets Attention By NATHAN ROBERTSON CLEVELAND explosive controversy over the republican platform was tossed into the na tional convention Tuesday after Landon leaders had failed to agree among themselves on the more troublesome planks A series of secret conferences be tween easterners and westerners had failed to produce the formula with which supporters of the drive to nominate Gov Alf Landon of Kansas hoped to avert a wide open battle in the resolutions commit tee Participants in the conference in cluded former Senator Henry Al len of Kansas and William Allen White representing the western group and Ogden Mills and Will iam B Bell representing the east ern wing In Inner Group Others in the inner group of con ferees included Herman Langwor thy of Kansas City and Dr 0 G Saxon one of the professors re cently taken on by the republican national committee The presence at the conferences of Mills and Bell attracted atten tion as neither had been conspicu ous in the Landon drive Mills was secretary of the treasury under for mer President Hoover Bell is chairman of the republican finance committee and a prominent indus trialist Another development in the plat form situation was the conflict stir red by Senator Borahs statement that according to press dispatches the Landon managers have turned the drafting of the platform on money over to those who are open ly and uncompromisingly for the rigid gold Calls It John Hamilton Landon campaign manager immediately branded such statements as absolutely An aggressive campaign by Bor ah for a liberal platform in creased the prospects for a row in the resolutions committee over the planks on money foreign relations the tariff and a constitutional amendment to permit minimum wage legislation by states Borah told reporters Monday he had drawn up his own planks on the monopoly issue foreign affairs and money But he served notice he would not offer them unless promised a chance to defend them on the convention floor Denounces Proposals The Idaho senator denounced pro posals he had seen for a foreign policy plank as timid straddling and drafts of monopoly planks as the same thing the par ty has been saying for 20 If the Landon forces had agreed on any of the major planks they were keeping their decision to them selves In principle they were herded toward a plank calling for an con stitutional amendment to permit minimum wage legislation but were considering adding the words if necessary to conciliate opposition The platform committee was slat ed to be named today and get to work immediately chine guns and other armament of the local national guard companies be dismantled at once as a precau tionary measure should the escaped lunatics attempt to burglarize the Mason City armory A thorough check of guns arid Ammunition was made Tuesday afternoon in follow ing out the order Armstrong is in Emmet county approximately 85 miles northwest of Mason City Among Women on G 0 P Scene Two distinguished republican women are pictured together at Cleveland where they are attending the G O P national convention They are Mrs Ruth Hanna McCormick Simms left former congress womanatlarge from Illinois and Mrs Alice Roosevelt Lpngworth delegate from Ohio Mrs Simms is the wife of Albert T Simms re publican committeeman from New Mexico and Mrs Longworth is the widow of the late speaker Nicholas Longworth FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with thunder storms Tuesday afternoon or early Tuesday night In southeast por tionmuch cooler Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy and cool with cooler In southeast portion MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy cooler in east and south possibly light frost In Red River valley Tuesday night If sky clears Wed nesday partly cloudy not quite so cool In northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period endingat 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night I At 8 A M Tuesday 77 TO Dickinson to Receive First Iowa Ballots Berry Named Member of Resolutions Group By C V WARREN CLEVELAND Ohio 22 delegates to the national republi can national convention mitted Tuesday to early ballot sup port of Senator Lester J Dickinson for the presidential nomination The commitment took shape in in formal expressions of sentiment by individual members of the delega tion in its first caucus Monday night National Committeeman Har rison E Spangler said every mem ber announced he would vote for the lowan at the outset Dickinson vigorous foe of the new deal and victor in his fight for sen atorial renomination at the recent Iowa primaries asked the caucus for the votes as long as it will serve the purposes of Iowa to give them to Will Not Interfere He said he would under no cir cumstances interfere with the dele gation doing what it believes it should and that he would not at tempt to hold the delegation to the embarrassment of Dickinson advised against decid ing where Iowas indorsement for the presidential nomination should go until the definite trend is known Dickinson was applauded as he left the caucus room The only threatened rift In the Iowa delegation smoothed itself out before the caucus Don L Berry In dianola editor was named Iowa member of the resolutions commit tee to push for a strong and def inite farm plank Dan Turner Withdraws Berry former Governor Dan W Turner of Corning Clyde McFar lane of Montezuma Robert W Col flesh of Des Moines and others had been advanced for the post Turner three time candidate for the resolu tions body withdrew and an expect ed fight failed to develop McFarlane was placed on the cre dentials committee John Huston of Ottumwa on the rules committee and Willard Russell of Toledo on the permanent organization committee E P Chase Atlantic editor was named to the committee to notify the presidential nominee and H W Stowe of Fort Dodge to the com mittee to notify the vice presidential nominee Spangler said here was no show ing of sentiment as to a possible sec ond choice to Dickinson for the presidential nomination Cattle Average MAQUOKETA OP Sixtythree head of Aberdeen Angus cattle sold for a total of at a Congdon and Battles sale here bringing an average of a head LANDON IS LIKE HOOVER IN 1928 Dickinson Nomination De pends on Effect It Will Have on Senatorship By W EARL HALL Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa is placed in nomination for president at the re publican convention here will be de termined to no small extent by this question What effect would it have on the candidates contest for reelection as senator next November Cant Be While there is brave talk in some quarters about stopping Landon there are few among delegates or observers who believe it can be done Landons candidacy at this time ia almost precisely where Her bert Hoovers was at Kansas City eight years ago So far as the lowan is concerned the question pretty much simmers down to deciding whether being an unsuccessful candidate for the pres idency would be helpful or harmful to his appeal as a senatorial candi date Chances About Even A number on the Iowa delegation are known to have counseled very earnestly that the effect would not be beneficial The chance appears no more than even at this tune that the North Iowa mans name will be formally placed before the conven tion The Iowa delegation wag at the convention hall in full force for the opening session of the convention which lasted only a little more than an hour It was given over entirely to formalities bordering on the ritualistic 4 Year Old Girl Who Played With Matches Dies From Her Burns CEDAR RAPIDS Hoffner 4 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Henry Hoffner of near in a local hospital of burns suffered when her clothing was ignited from matches with which she and other children in the family were playing Monday after noon Man Killed 12 Hurt in Swedish Air Crash MALMO Sweden Can adian passenger was killed and 12 other occupants of a transport plane were injured Tuesday in the first fatal accident in the of civil aviation in Witnesses said all four bC the big plane quit at a low altitude on the takeoff The pilot attempted to land on a field but the plane crashed into a house TENSION NOTED BENEATH QUIET OF FIRST SESSION Supporters of Landon at Odds on Questions of Platform Planks BULLETIN CLEVELAND Herman Langworthy of Kansas City the Landon selection was speedily elected without opposition Tues day as chairman of the Important republican resolutions committee By EDWARD 3 DUFFY CLEVELAND republi can convention delegated its first troubles to committee Tuesday in an abbreviated lackluster opening session at which even the London enthusiasts were silent Jollity and speed was the begin ning keynote but beneath ran a tension over the platform which made some of the backslapping leaders frown and predict a pro tracted argument Supporters of Gov Alf M Lan don of Kansas were at odds them selves on questions of the gold standard reciprocal tariff and other aspects of the new deal Their disputes contributed to the long grind ahead for the resolutions committee beginning in late after noon Guards were stationed at the doors Knox Secludes Himself Col Frank Knox of newly arrived from Springfield himself to appraise the situation before having any thing to say Badges for him and for Senator Borah of Idaho were outnumbered by the Landon sunflower emblem among the delegates who took the trouble to be on hand for the open ing formalities Under the forceful if diplomatic guiding gavel of Chairman Henry P Fletcher the routine was dis patched in less than an hour Some of the delegates and many of the holders of gallery tickets did not even show up John D M Ham ilton manager for Gov Alf M Lan don of Kansas was at the center of an eager group right beneath Flet chers nose during a large part oC the proceedings He said All is well and let it go at that Borah Stays Away Senator Borah of Idaho who is not a delegate this year remained away but Senator Vandenberg of a possibility for the nomination in event of deadlock with party leaders on the platform There were no demonstra tions Caucuses of some state delega tions later in the day were consid ered more important for the ulti mate outcome opening ses sion itself if decisions on whom to support were to be reached It seemed likely however that several of the larger delegations would keep their own council to the last com pared with the pellmell rush which put Herbert Hoover across in 1928 long before balloting began Senator Frederick Steiwer of Oregon for whom this is the first convention was given an ovation when formally elected to the tem porary chairmanship To Convene at 7 P M The convention which opened at recessed at a CST until 7 p Steiwer will deliver the keynote speech an hour later Instead of an out and out stop Landon drive the smaller factions seemed to be concentrating now on the platform argument The set of campaign principles has to be com pleted before the nominating stage is reached Thursday The convention setting was physi cally comparatively colorless Under the great arched roof of Public which looked down ex actly 12 years ago oil the nomina tion of Calvin Coolidge the prevail ing shades were brown and drab Around the gallery rim state flags were clustered in groups of three behind the almost undecorat ed speakers stand the stars and stripes hung lifeless re productions That was about all State Standards Smaller The state standardsmarking the seats sections of the delegations were smaller than and for a change white lettering on black in place of the usual bold black on white The effect was quieting Tie convention first was called upon to stand for singing of to the galleries being invited to jote with the delegated spokesmen of the party including the alternates whose Beats ranged tack to the middle of the main floor Each delegate found on his chair a copy of the temporary convention ;