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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 10, 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 ASSOCIATED PRESS ifEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 209 Convention Not as Wet Stewart Says Liquor Costs More Than in Dry Era By CHARLES P STEWART CLEVELAND CPA Cleve land enjoys the distinction of being the first city to entertain a post war convention with legal drinks Not that the earlier ones really were dry but they were supposed to be The republican convention of 1924 when Calvin Coolidge was named for the presidency also was a Cleve land affair and in the same audi torium as this years The nomination was made in a ringing prohibition address in the course of which the expression The law was used again and again Now about half a city block from that convention hall was a neat lit tle speakeasy where customers could and did sit sipping their hooch and listening to the nominat ing orators words as they were broadcast by radio Not Dry Before Prohibition officialdom swore in advance of the 1928 conventions that they actually would dry Kans as City and Houston up and I thought maybe they could do it by concentrating their full national strength upon those two spots Accordingly I did a bit of inves tigating My estimate was that there were 75 speakeasies in K C At this one of the local papers was much insulted It said editor ially that that city was as well sup plied with speakeasies as any town of its least twice or thnce 75 And it argued that I should have counted drug stores too Houston had a whole row of drinking joints right across the street from the auditorium Served In Plain View There as in Cleveland in 1924 it was possible to quaff a glass of moonshine on the front porch of one of these places they even served the stuff outside in plain view of passersby and follow the conven tion speeches at the same time The Houston oratory wasnt dry however That was a wet conven one which nominated Al Smith Chicago of course was simply dripping as always in 1932 Yet inebriety In Cleveland this year with drinks legalized has seemed to me less prevalent than I have observed at prohibitionday political gatherings Prices TOO High For one thing the prices are al most ruinous They are everywhere for that matterA Forty cents foila small shot of in different liquor plus sales tax on top of it is too much for the aver age convention delegates pocket book to stand very long This as compared with a maxi mum of 15 cents for a similar dose in the preprohibition era In fact it is only 10 cents less not to mention the sales tax than ordinarily was charged during the prohibition pe riod No Fun Any More Besides there is less fun in walk ing up to an openandaboveboard and buying a perfectly lawful drink than there was in sneaking into a dirty holeinthewall and en joying the sensation of fracturing the United States constitution Clevelands Kansas Citys Hous tons and Chicagos speakeasies were packed to suffocation in 1924 1928 and 1932 This year my observation has been that their barrooms have been the least crowded spots in Cleve lands hotels WARNS AGAINST EMPTY PLEDGES Platform Dispute May Delay Convention MORE VOTES GO TO GOV LANDON Pennsylvania Casts 50 and Three Other Groups Go to Kansan CLEVELAND nias powerful delegation of 75 cast 50 votes for Alf M Landon Wed nesday in the first of a series of vi tal state caucuses on tho republican presidential nomination Almost simultaneously Arizona pledged its six and Puerto Rico its two votes to the Kansas governor whilo John E Jackson national committeeman said Louisianas 12 votes would be Londons Scheduled to caucus yet was New Yorks huge block of 90 delegates 36 of whom have announced for Landon After a precaucus poll Landonites claimed at least 58 of New Yorks ballots Californias 44 uninstructed dele gates met recessed to greet Her bert Hoover and postponed until af ter the former presidents speech to night any decision on presidential candidates In the Pennsylvania vote Senator Borah Of Idaho received 13 and other candidates as follows Steiwer 4 Knox 3 Dickinson 3 and Van denberg 1 Eight delegates indicated they would vote for Landon on the second ballot One delegate was ab sent ONLY FIVE OF 16 MAD STILL AT LARGE Two More Captured as Iowa Aids Minnesota in Its Search ST PETER C Passolt superintendent of the state bureau of criminal apprehen sion announced the capture early Wednesday of two more insane criminals leaving only five of six teen who broke out of the state asylum here Sunday night still at large The last two arrested are Wilbert Jorissen torture bandit of Car ver county and Adolph Walworth admitted on a grand larceny charge They were captured at Waconia by Carver county peace officers and agents of the state crime bureau when the pair went to the home of Jorissens sister Mrs Ed Lahr Tuesday night Walter M Horn stein convicted of killing Detective Fred Nolan of St Cloud and Percy Kenosha committed on a statutory charge were caught near Court land 20 milesfrom here Of the five still at large three are convicted murderers and two are bank robbers They are Lawrence DeVol ring leader and one time BarkerKarpis gangster who pleaded guilty to kill ing two Minneapolis patrolmen Albert Scarface Saroko convict ed slayer Donald Reeder bank rob ber Frank Gibson convicted killer and Tony Smith bank robber ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OF IOWA JOIN SEARCH DES MOINES threw the full weight of its law enforce ment agencies into a widening search for five madmen who escaped from the Minnesota insane asylum at St Peter Sunday By order of Adjt Gen Charles Grahl a cordon of guards was thrown around each national guard armory to prevent the possible theft of firearms and ammunition Hardware dealers secreted their firearms Northern Iowa sheriffs officers and state bureau of investi gation agents joined in the hunt Farmers were warned to keep a sharp lookout for the felons be lieved to be led by an insane killer Larry DeVol former trigger man of the KarpisBarker gang The latest clew to the activities of the maniacs was a report to Man kato police by Estherville Iowa authorities that a car stolen there and later recovered contained a cap bearing the name of Walter Huetti of Mankato Huettl had driven to the St Peter asylum with Miss Freda Marske Sunday when the lunatics escaped and commandeered the automobile belonging to Miss Marske An auto the maniacs were be lieved to have stolen the day of their break at Armstrong was found Tuesday at Sioux Rapids Iowa where still another machine was stolen MINNESOTA CAR SPEEDS THROUGH RED LIGHT WATERLOO 1935 Ford automobile with Minnesota license plates went through a red light at an intersection here at a speed esti mated at 50 to 60 miles an hour lowans Favor Steiwer or Snell for Vice President police were informed Tuesday night The car headed southeast on high way 218 carried three men The theory was advanced that these may have been some of the escaped Minnesota maniacs MAN HELD AT ALGONA MAY BE MAD KILLER ALGONA arrested a man Wednesday morning they said might be Albert Saroka es caped Minnesota insane and held him in jail until they could def initely establish his identity The man seized in a pool hall said his name was Rollo Hardis and claimed he was a County Attorney M C McMahon reported the prisoner fits Sarokas description in some Landon Says He Not Go to Cleveland TOPEKA Alf M Landon said definitely Wednes day he would not go to Cleveland regardless of developments at the republican national convention Landon announced his decision at a press conference after he had de clined an offer by Col Clarence D Chamberlin transAtlantic flyer to convey the governor to the conven tion citv LOOK INSIDE FOR E P CHASE Steiwer Speech Gets Praise From lowans ON PAGE 2 Open Title May Cost Champion Cold Cash ON PAGE 13 Thinks Cleveland Too Small for Convention ON PAGE 3 Drunk Drivers to Lose Liquor Permits Also ON PAGE 9 New Faces and Names at Republican Conclave ON PAGE 15 BOY H KILLED BY IOWA STORM Skies Begin to Clear and Fair Weather Is Seen for Thursday DES MOINES began to clear over Iowa Wednesday after Tuesdays storm which brought death to at least one person and in jury to a half dozen others and the weatherman forecast generally fair weather Wednesday night and Thursday The death occurred Tuesday night when 14 year old Robert Tippetts bicycle came in contact with an electric wire blown down here by the storm He was electrocuted Utilities along the storms 800 mile route through Nebraska and south central Iowa were busy re pairing their lines Crop damage was reported by rural areas while many buildings were damaged and scores of trees were uprooted The injured included Mr and Mrs Rolo Westcott of San Marino injured when their automobile crashed into a truck at Atlantic during a heavy rain Verne Lucas 40 struck by an automobile while riding his bicycle through the storm at Davenport Charles Santen 60 struck by an automobile when he ran across a rain swept street at Ottumwa Alonzo Chilcoate 65 burned by a broken electric wire at Des Moines Patrolman Clarence Hartman of Burlington cut on the leg by fly ing glass from a broken store win dow FLOOD WATERS POUR OUT OVER FARM LAND ATLANTIC waters resulting from the downpour which accompanied Tuesdays storm welled out of streams in this area Wednesday over hundreds of acres of farm lands Several homes In north Atlantic were surrounded by water while at Exira several families were rescued in boats from their homes inun dated by Honey creek which was reported at its highest level ever doinj widespread damage Westerner but Recognize Need for Eastern Vote By W EARL HALL presidential sentiment in the Iowa delegation appeared Wednesday to be aboul evenly divided between Senator Frederick Steiwer of Oregon and Bertrand Enell New York represen tative temporary and permanent chairman of the convention respec tively This was indicated by interviews with a considerable number of the Hawkeye delegates as they took their seats for the third convention session featured by the Snell ad dress Nearly all expressed a personal preference for the westerner but the need of making a bid for the eastern vote was conceded by all Support for Vandenberg If Senator Vandenberg decided to reconsider on his decision against standing for vice presidential nom ination he would have substantial support among the lowans His re fusal however has been emphatic up to this time The movement launched by Ne braska delegates Tuesday night to settle on Col Theodore Roosevelt for second place on the ticket had made no headway whatever so far as the Iowa delegation was con cerned That he is the quite ordinary son of an illustrious father is a view commonly held Representative Wadsworth of New York through hisassociation with big business and Governor Harry Nice of Maryland because of a reported lack of popularity on his home front cobly by the lowans Berry on Subcommittee Inclusion of Iowas Don Berry on the important platform drafting subcommittee of five was regarded as insurance that the Landon view point will be contained in the agri cultural plank The Indianola editor before coming to this convention had conferred twice with the Kansas governor and his advisers at the invitation of Mr Landon Plans are going forward for plac ing Senator Dickinson in nomina tion for the presidency R W Col flesh of Des Moines has been chosen for the assignment Would Back Landon It is still within the live possi bilities that the Landon transcend ancy will suggest a decision not to ram into a stone wall The senator has been advised by some of his friends that such a course would have an adverse effect on his sen atorial campaign in Iowa Others in the Iowa delegation are candid as to their desire to gain for Iowa the benefits which might come from climbing on the Landon band wagon while theres still a seat left Darling Warns That Fish Are Diminishing CHICAGO J N Darling Deg Moines conservationist warned Associated Fishing Tackle manufac turers here that game fish are rap idly diminishing in streams and lakes and the day will come when there will be no fishing on this con tinent except for the select few in controlled 20 Killed 100 Hurt in Train Derailment NAPLES Italy per sons were killed and 100 injured Wednesday when a work train went off the track a few miles from the Naples station FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wednes day night and Thursday slightly cooler in extreme east portion not so cool in the extreme northwest portion somewhat wanner Thurs day MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday rising temperature except Wed nesday alongLake Superior and extreme southeast IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 70 Minimum in Night 47 At 8 A M Wednesday 55 The mercury dropped 31 degrees from the high of Tuesday to the nijrhta minimum LANDON FORCES CONSULT BORAH ON HIS WISHES White Promises Idahoan Chance to Be Heard on Floor CLEVELAND UP Landon forces made conciliatory gestures toward Senator Borah of Idaho and others Wednesday in drafting the republican platform but conflict over major planks threatened to prolong the party convention until Saturday Leaders of the drive to nominate Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas ob tained Borahs cooperation in writ ing the platform with a promise that if his views were rejected by the resolutions committee he would have a chance to defend them on the convention floor The assurance was carried to the Idaho senator by William Allen White chief spokesman on the plat form for Landon after a telephone conversation with the Kansas gov ernor Insists on Assurances Borah then decided that he want ed more than a personal invitation from White and would insist upon assurances from the platform com mittee before submitting his planks on monopoly foreign affairs and money White said he would ask the com mittee to take such action He said he had received Borahs proposal for a foreign affairs plank but had not yet presented it to the subcom mittee The Landon spokesman said Borahs monopoly plank probably would be accepted Asked if that applied also to the Idahoans for eign affairs plank White said I wouldnt go that All hope of getting the platform before the convention Wednesday night as scheduled was abandoned when the meeting of the full reso lutions committee to receive its sub committees report was postponed until 8 p m C S Getting Along Aa the subcommittee members re cessed for lunch they said they were getting along but some forecast they would not be ready to report even by 8 p m Former Senator David A Reed of Pennsylvania told newsmen there was no attempt by the Landon forces to dictate the platform He said the tentative draft submitted by the Landon leaders was being substantially changed Nobody says Governor Landon demands this or Senator Borah in sists upon Reed added Confer With Borah During the luncheon recess Reed and John Thomas of Idaho con ferred with Borah In the same pe riod Senator Nye of North Dakota conferred with White about the neu trality plank and the proposal for constitutional amendment to per mit minimum wage legislation by states Nye said hs urged White to de clare that all commerce should be abandoned if necessary to protect neutrality He also supported the minimum wage amendment Oppose Money Stand Authoritative sources said power ful eastern members of the platform subcommittee were not satisfied with plank offered by those supporting Governor Landon for the presidential nomination There were strong hints of a minor ity report Trouble was also forecast by com mittee members in reaching an agreement on the farm and foreign affairs planks but the long threat ening conflict over a proposal for a constitutional amendment to permit state legislation on minimum wages seemed to be ebbing Conciliatory language on the min imum wage issue seemed to have dissipated opposition from the more conservative committee members White hinted there was no plan in the Landon camp for a plank pledging restoration of the gold standard It was the failure to declare for straight gold standard which apparently failed to please the east erners on the subcommittee At Odds on Gold Frank Knox the Illinois candi date for the presidential nomina tion declared for a dollar exchange able in gold On the otherhand Borah demanded managed currency and was hostile to the gold stand ard Landon leaders hinted their pro posed monetary plank looked to ward eventual stabilization on a gold standard They said it made Hoover Says Only Job to Make Speech CLEVELAND for a moment in his greetings to a throng of admirers Herbert Hoover told newsmen Wednesday he was at the republican national convention for just one purpose to make a This statement was in reply to a question as to whether the former president planned conferences with leaders on the twin controversies of candidates and platform building Mr Hoover shook hands with Senator Arthur Vandenberg of Michigan in the hotel lobby but there was no discussion of these is sues Greeted at Train Greeted at the train by several thousands of well wishers the for mer president made his way through cheering lines of spectators to his hotel shortly after Chester Rowell chairman of the California delegation had said that Hoover did not plan to seek to stampede the convention with a self seeking speech After a public handshaking hJf hour at headquarters of the Cali fornia delegation Hoover went to his room for a brief rest But the throng followed him and it was necessary for Lawrence Richey his secretary to arrange a second re At this Hoover smiled jovially exchanged pleasantries with old friends and posed for photograph ers To several of the delegates he re marked smiling but in a serious tone Youve got to save the nation HeteJPor Him One delegate wag introduced to Mr Hoover merely as a a republi Laughing the gray haired former chief executive replied If hes a republican Im for Richey told reporters that Mr Hoover would spend the day talk ing with friends would rest briefly during the afternoon make his ad dress at night and proceed imme diately to New York where he is to attend several business meetings With Hoover here were Allan Hoover his son and Paul Sexson a secretary who will accompany him to New York New Deal Scored Rowell chairman of the big block of 44 from Hoovers state said the speech will not be any William Jennings Bryan cross of gold ges He referred to Bryans stam pede of the 1896 democratic conven tion with his noted speech Rowell termed the address which he said he had read the most dev astating indictment of the new deal ever Among those present for the Hoover reception were Charles P Adams secretary of the navy in the Hoover administration Harrison E Spangler Iowa national committee man Robert Lament Hoovers sec retary of commerce and Ernest Lee Jahncke former assistant sec retary of the navy Appeals for Unity BERTBAND H SNELL SOME HIGH POINTS OF SNELL TALK CONVENTION HALL CLEVE LAND 15VHere are some salient sentences in the address before the republican convention by Represen tative Bertrand H York Snell of New This convention will nominate a man to lead a new cru sade to restore to the American people their constitution and their For nearly four years Ameri ca has floundered in the grotesque failures of the new Every cent of additional taxes serves but to increase the reckless power of the new deal spoilers and We shall need in executive po sitions the services of constitu tional democrats and republicans Thank God no republican pres ident has ever his consti tutional oath by calling upon the his party to violate members of Never for so long as one single week since March 1933 have the American people been out of the shadow of a cataclys mic We shall enourage industry to plan and expand in order that it may create more jobs and product more wealth so that there may be more to be TWO KILLED IN GENERALSTRIKE Communist and Syndicalist Slain as Walkout Grips Spanish City MADRID communist and syndicalist were killed in Malaga Wednesday as a general strike para lyzed the city Andres Rodriguez Gonzales com munist lawyer cooperating with the socialists in opposing syndicalist policiea was shot and killed on the street The socialists immediately or dered the general strike A group of men went to the home of Miguel Or tiz Acevedo syndicalist chief and shot and killed him as he walked out of the house with a baby in his arms The child was unhurt Another group of men burned syndicalist headquarters Firing broke out between rival labor groups and one man was wounded Reinforcements of civil guards and police were sent in to restore order no mention of the new deals silver purchase program The balance of the platform pres ented by the Landon leaders was said to have a strong state rights tinge This theory was said to run through the planks on agri culture social security the mini mum waze and They may have planned it all but after three years of planned economy there are more than citizens on No other administrator has worked so ingeniously and deliber ately to inflame the destructive spirit of class conflict among He the president runs true course of the the Republicanism remains today what its great heritage has made it through the political force which personifies the deeply rooted American and instinct for law President and First Lady Welcomed to Hot Springs Ark HOT SPRINGS dent and Mrs Roosevelt Wednesday received the ovations of Hot Springs as they rode through the spa in open cars and waved to massed thousands that swarmed every curb ing in the downtown area The crowd packed into the city for the presidential visit highspot ting the Arkansas Centennial cele bration and all sorts of convey ances automobiles trucks farm wagona and pack animals appeared to have been pressed into use to bring the spectators in One farmer on muleback told by standers he had ridden 30 miles out of the mountains to see the presi Study Parking Meters DES MOINES UP The Dee Moines city council studied a pro posal to install 5 cent parking met ers in downtown Des Moines but took no formal action SHELL APPEALS TO REPUBLICANS TO COOPERATE Advocates Party Unity to Restore Government to People By EDWARD J DUFFY CONVENTION HALL CLEVE LAND CSVWhile the platform committee disputed over some new deal policies Representative Ber trand Snell warned the republican convention Wednesday against the dead stone of meaningless political phrases and empty To do that means defeat in No vember he said solemnly upon as suming the permanent chairman ship A few protests against for the post were heard but these washed out Borah Promised Chance In the far corner of the huge au ditorium leaders for the London and Borah forces were trying to recon cile whatever might hold them apart indifferent success was re orted but Senator Borah of Idaho had been promised a chance to up hold his position if the platform makers disagree with him Snell will preside for the actual ballot tests of claims that the pres idential nomination has been fore closed for Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas possibly late Thursday The convention rallied clamoroiM ly to his summons for a restore to the American constitu tion and their and against the unconstitutional yes the arrogant individualism of Franklin Delano for Solidarity The New Yorker minority lead er in the house at Washington ap pealed for party solidarity as he did in the same role at Chicago four years ago Inviting support from antinew deal democrats he went farther than did Senator Frederick Stei wer of Oregon in the keynote Tues day night by intimating democrats could expect cabinet representation the republicans win in Novem ber Steiwer was given an ovaation as he relinquished the temporary chairmanship to Snell Talk about the far westerner for second place on the ticket persisted but some easterners did not want their sec tion left out EasMVest Tangled Eastwest differences also en tangled the worn but grim platform writers The ageold monetary and postwar farm questions gave the principal trouble Satisfactory lan guage apparently was found to take care of the minimum wage matter The only business transacted by the convention was to accept the report of its lesser committees Seating of the South Carolina faction headed by Tieless Joe Tol bert the veteran convention at tender whose leadership had been contested by J C Hambright opposed by but a few In this the national committee had been over ruled by 26 to 16 in the credentials committee All of its other recom mendations were accepted Upon Snells conclusion the pro gram was clear until 7 p m C S T when former President Hoov er will address the convention Prelude to Hoover In a burning prelude to the ad dress Wednesday night by former President Herbert Hoover the re publican leader of the house im puted betrayal of platform pledges to the new deal He charged reck less retardation of recovery and violation of constitu tional liberties under this demor alizing reign of T hear today Americas earnest prayer of he said Republicanism he praised as a great political force which personifies the deeply rooted American instinct for law and or der for true social security and the square deal for a practical and workable system of Social CoOperation Snell pledged the party to tho maximum of social cooperation consistent with the faithful preser vation of the just liberties of all the We will not prove he pledged In our words and In our actions the sons and daughters of America will find an answer to their hope We shall apeak to their hearts and consciences and we atoall With platform contention rife tho veteran of many such controversies in congress cautioned against meaningless political phrases and empty Do that he said and the voters will abandon us to defeat They call OB us to turn our hacks on tiwi ;