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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 18, 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 HRESS lBASED W1KJS SEKV1OI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 18 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 216 Praise for Hamilton Republicans Believe Convention Well Managed By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA While leading republi cans now that their convention is over do not express when they speak confi dentially very high hopes of electing Landon and Knox they do say that they think the Cleve 1 a n d gathering was remarkably well managed That is they feel that the Landon manage ment was excel lent Henry P Fletcher who was chairman of the G 0 P national committee until just after the nom inations were made is not accord ed much of the credit To the con trary he and his organization are described by politicians on both sides as having been about the completest washout in American party history But his successor John Hamilton some declare seems to them as wily as democratic Chairman James A Farley Until the delegates actually were called to order there were all sorts of threats of bitter fighting among them but nothing could have been more peaceful than the proceedings which followed Encouraged Humors Indeed I have heard it suggested that the Landonites deliberately encouraged preconvention rumors of discord in order to make the gatherings subsequent harmony all the more noticeable by contrast Landon supporters do not care much whether or not Senator Wil liam E Borah does sulk in his tent Their impression is that he has failed utterly to score and they believe that he knows witness his failure to seek a hearing on the convention floor and his departure from Cleveland before the assem blages adjournment Labor Is Dissatisfied That organized laDor is dissatis fied with the G 0 P platform is a subject of considerable perturba tion among republican strategists but they hold that Governor Landon largely counteracted even this weakness in his partys cause by his message to the effect that the plat form didnt altogether please him either It is no secret that Col Frank Knox was the Landonites second choice for the vice presidency they would have preferred Senator Ar thur H Vandenberg if they could have persuaded him to accept the nomination Still it went to with an ap pearance of enthusiasm that left nothing in that respect to be de sired A Beautiful In short whatever the November outcome may be the whole thing has been managed repubilancly speaking almost to perfection it was a beautiful job of intra party politics When it comes to interparty pol different The republicans do count on one thing After a prolonged period of Chair mar Fletchers feebleness rather than outright blundering there comes to the fore a capable aggres sive managerial setup The G 6 P folk are of the opin ion that the effects of this change will be felt immediately It will undoubtedly That the new control will be equal to putting a period to the new deal would be a rash prophecy the bold est republican doesnt make it with any confidence However the new dealers will know theyre in a fight with John Hamilton directing it for Landon and Knox Vandenbergs Reasoning Vandenberg Why wouldnt he accept the vice presidential nomination He surely would have accepted the presidential nomination if he could have had it Well the presidential nomination makes the nominee his partys leader Beaten this year he still will he the premier candidate for 1940s nomination when republican chances may be better It is a po tential asset to him even if defeat ed But to be defeated for the vice presidency Phooey IG RELIEF ACT TO WHITE HOUSE MOB STORMS I Says Iowa Used as Crime Thoroughfare Nashua Man Slightly Injured in Collision MORRISON H Shepard of Nashua Iowa was slightly injured when a North Western road bus collided with a cattle truck on the Lincoln highway two miles east of here killing two men Arthur Kennedy 32 the truck driver and Virgil Vail 29 his as sistant JAILS BUT FINDS 9 NEGROES GONE Burns Down Cafe Where 1 White Officer Lost His Life EL CAMPO A mob of about 300 persons balked in an at i tempt to lynch nine Negroes gave up a search for their quarry Thurs day to return here and burn the cafe where a white officer was slain while trying to quiet a bonus celebration Whereabouts of the nine Negroes five men and four women was kept secret during the night as they were whisked from jail to jail The mob armed with sawed off shotguns and including some women stormed the jails at Wharton and Bay City only to find the intended victims gone As the restaurant went up in flames it was not decided immedi ately whether the crowd would be assembled later Thursday to con tinue the hunt Deputy Sheriff A H Reitz said he believed the mob would not form again Slashed With Knives j Tip Simmons a deputy sheriff I was slashed with knives and razors when he attempted to stop a dis turbancc at the gay celebration earlv Wednesday Officers said the cafe proprietor was not connected with the slay ing but the mob enraged over be ing baffled by the officers prompt action gave vent to its fury by fir ing the scene of the crime One jump behind the angry pur suers were permitted to search the jails at Wharton and Bay City but authorities had sensed the rapidly risingfeeling and acted in time Gather 13 Miles Away The crowd gathered first at Wharton 13 miles from El Campo where one of the Negroes was re ported to have confessed and impli cated three others Half an hour later the mob stormed into the sheriffs office j here and demanded the Negroes Sheriff Harris Milner said three I men were permitted to search the j jail for the Negroes and later told the crowd the jail was empty of their quarry State Ranger E Davenport and three carloads of deputies were re ported to have rushed the Negroes j to another jail for safe keeping Of j ficers would not divulge the name of j the jail but it was repored unof ficially they were taken to Houston Slashed to Death Simmons was slashed to death when he attempted to quell a dis turbance at a Negro eating place Simmons a city employe sometimes acted as a special officer The Negroes were celebrating ar rival of bonus bonds Officers at El Campo said Simmons was rushed with knives or razors when he went to the place to quiet the disturb ance He was reported to have fired 1 several shots before the Negroes overpowered him The Negroes were arrested sev eral hours later and were removed from the county jail after it became apparent feeling was running high FARM HOLIDAY SESSION CALLED Seek to Unite Forces That Think Both Old Parties Have Failed DES MOINES Bosch of Minneapolis president of the Na tional Farmers Holiday association Thursday called the organizations annual convention and said its pri mary purpose will be an attempt to unite all agricultural forces who believe that both old political par ties have The call was issued through Dale Kramer of Des Moines editor of the Farm Holiday News for con vention sessions June 30 and July 1 in St Paul Minn Meetings will be held in the state capitol office building auditorium he said Kramer said an invitation has been extended to H L Mitchell sec retary of the Southern Tenant Farmers Union to speak at the con vention and that this may be a step toward a consolidation of left wing farm Dies of Crash Injuries SIOUX CITY H Harvey Slater salesman died in a hos pital of injuries suffered Monday in an autotrain collision His brother Carroll also of Slater is critically injured Maxim Gorky 68 Most Famous of Contemporary Writers of Russia Dies Revolutionary Author III of Influenza for Some Time MOSCOW Gorky 68 most famous of contemporary Rus sian writers died Thursday Gorky had been seriously ill of influenza and lung complications since early in June Although regarded as soviet Rus sias leading writer and holding of fice as a member of the central ex ecutive committee of soviet Russia Gorky was not a member of the communist party Gorky was born March 28 1868 and rose to fame for his revolution ary writing During the first year of communist power in Russia he was opposed to communism but later he became its leading propagandist Lived in Italy Because of his health Gorky lived until four years ago at Sorrento Italy He left there in 1932 MAXIM GORKY ever to reside permanently in Rus sia Maxim Gorky leading Russian novelist and the Soviets chief prop agandist was personally a revolu tionist from his earliest years His tender years were passed amid such bitterness that he revolted against the social order as it stood in szarist Russia and as he grew into manhood he became a socialist In fact the name Maxim Gorky which he adopted as a penname instead of his real one Alexis Max imovitch Pyeshkov means The Bitter Bom at Nijni Novgorod the son of a poor journeyman upholsterer he was left an orphan at the age of five His grandfather forthwith told him You cant live off us Get out into the world Worked as Ragpicker At an age when most boys have few greater cares than learning the alphabet Alexis became a rag picker Later be was an apprentice to a mechanical draughtsman an assistant cook on a Volga river steamer a clerk to a lawyer a tramp on the steppes and a day laborer Sometime within this succession of varied occupations he learned to read Thereafter he digested every book he could get hold of This ind fatigable reading and his own kalei doscopic experiences gave him the background for his future books At the age of 15 he went to the university town of Kazan imagin ing that an eagerness to learn and a willingness to study were the sole qualifications one needed to en ter tile university He was refused LOOK INSIDE FRED R WHITE Highway Chief Ready to Back Aid for Cities ON PAGE 6 Britain Will Move to Lift League Sanctions ON PAGE 2 LouisSchmeling Go Postponed to Friday ON PAGE 13 Fatal Calmar Crash Is Still a Mystery ON PAGE 12 admittance and got a job in a bak ery Tried to Kill Himself The unbroken misfortune that as sailed the young enthusiast so prey ed upon his mind that he attempted suicide in 1888 by shooting himself The bullet remained in his body and troubled him in later years About this time he came under the influence of the great Russian writers Chekhov and Tolstoy Chek hov advised him to write plays From this encouragement came sev eral plays one of which The Low er had great success in Moscow and was played on Broad way Among Gorkys first stories or Russian received particular mention He followed this with a series of stories on the life of the bos he had been himself Revolutionary Ideas From almost the beginning of his literary life in 1892 Gorky worked revolutionary ideas into his books His favorite character was the man in revolt against society When he turned directly to antigovernment socialistic propaganda he was cast several times into prison After one term in jail at Riga in 1905 he spent practically eight years in exile It was then that he made his only visit to spring of 1906 At first he was met with an idols welcome But then society learned that the Mme Gorky with whom he traveled was really Mile and treated him as a social outcast New York hotels refused to admit him He went back to Europe bitterly denouncing America The following year Gorky then staying at Capri Italy married Mile Androievea Bitter Toward U S Gorkys bitterness toward the United States was lasting Twenty four years later he told an Asso ciated Press correspondent I have no wish to return to Czar Nicholas of Russia included Gorky in an amnesty in 1913 but Gorky did not return to his native country until 1914 when his health began to fail He was suffering from a form of consumption which he claimed he contracted while in Rus sian prisons Although Gorkys writings were directed against war he enlisted in the Russian army as a private short ly after the World war began He served in Galicia and was several times under fire He explained that he had been reborn by the war and was ready to make any sacrifice to aid in thwarting the aspirations of German imperialism When the revolution of 1917 changed the political face of Russia Gorky became editorial writer for his periodical Svovodnaia or Free which had been sup pressed some years before because of its revolutionary utterances Attacked Bolsheviks After the overthrow of Kerensky Gorky bitterly attacked the bolshe viks in daily signed editorials With in a year however he became an ar dent convert to communism mainly through the influence of Lenin whose biography he later wrote He accepted office as chief of the soviet bureau of propaganda His wife became an official of the de partment of education Later Gorky himself joined this same department In January 1919 he was elected a member of the Petrograd soviet He lived in Russia through the hard times of the famine in 192122 and was active in relief work From 1925 until 1932 Gorky lived at Sorrento on the bay of Naples Italy in a villa which he and his son Maxim Alexis Pyeshkov leased HEAD OF STATE BUREAU FAVORS LARGER PATROL Criminals Schmidt Says From Other States Pass Through DES MOINES G1 e n Schmidt state investigation bureau chief said Thursday public enemies of other states attempt to use Iowa as a crime thoroughfare when the heat is Schmidt attributed most of the crime problem of Iowa to this ten dency in an article published Thurs day in the Highway Patrolman monthly publication of the states highway patrol Left to ourselves we would be able to apprehend our native law violators and mete out justice in a manner that would reduce crime to a Schmidt said Because of the attempt of crim inals to make Iowa a crime cross roads he advocated increasing the present 53 man highway patrol to a number sufficient to cover the state in pairs if only to give each of you a little more of an even break when challenging unknown elements and to reduce if not elinn inate the wearing of the black mourning arm Wore Black Bands Highway patrolmen wore black bands for 30 days following the death of Patrolman Oran Pape killed by a gunman whom he in jured Ou geographical location is to our disadvantage when considering crime and Schmidt wrote Iowa is surrounded by states each of which has one or more cities where professional criminals reside When the heat is on and it be comes necessary for these criminals to leave these large centers of pop ulation and journey to other cities I where friends and others are in sympathy with them and will af I ford them safety until it becomes quiet enough for them to appear in the open again they will necessarily travel through Corridor for Crime J Edgar Hoover federal inves tigation bureau chief remarked when Barrow Dillinger and other major gangs dashed about the mid west leaving a trail of bloodshed that Iowa was a part of a crime corridor along which criminals traveled east and west or north and south Bureau agents have said that Sioux City gang hideouts are the springboards from which fleeing gunmen may dive into any one of three states when the chase is Nebraska Minnesota or South Da kota A similar spot providing a quick getaway to another state is Coun cil Bluffs just across the bridge from Omaha Mason City Named Other centers which make Iowa a crime crossroads agents say are Mason City with access to the Min nesota border Mississippi river points and byroads of southern Iowa from which gangsters may dash for Ozark mountain hideouts Ringleaders of the Minnesota asylum break were believed to have sneaked through Iowa to Missouri leaving clews of their trail at Sioux Rapids on the north and Shenan doah on the south So it is that individuals and gangs having committed crimes in these adjoining states take advan tage of our splendid road net and flee to some other hideout for their Schmidt wrote From Other States A very large percentage of the manhunts conducted in Iowa are not for criminals wanted in Iowa but for the arrest of men fleeing from other states A considerable number of calls broadcast over the bureaus state police sys tem deal with such criminals In this connection I wish to pay a deserved tribute to the efficiency and alertness of members of the Iowa State highway Schmidt described instances in which the patrol through radio warnings apprehended fleeing crim inals Landon Invited to Talk at Iowa Fair DES MOINES H Cook chairman of the Iowa repub lican central committee invited GovAlf M Landon republican presidential nominee to deliver an address at the Iowa state fair in August King of Vice CHARLES LUCKY LUCIANO Lucky Luciano Given 30 to 50 Years in Prison Eight Lieutenants in N Y Vice Syndicate Also Get Sentences NEW YORK UP Charles Lucky Luciano described by Pro secutor Thomas E Dewey as the head of a vice syndicate with a a year income was sen tenced Wednesday to 30 to 50 years in prison Eight lieutenants convicted with Luciano on 62 counts of an indict ment charging compulsory prostitu tion and four who pleaded guilty also were sentenced by Supreme Cofcrt Justice Philip J McCook The convicted men had faced a possible maximum sentence of years imprisonment The verdict was returned June 7 Luciano was the first defendant to face the judge for sentencing following a brief outline of the part each played in the operations of the vice syndicate A heavy police guard was sta tioned both inside and outside the courtroom Others Get Sentences Sentences imposed on others were Thoraaa Pennochio described as the treasurer of the syndicate and a third offender 25 years David Betillo described by the court as the chief and most ruth less aid of Luciano 25 to 40 years James Frederico general man ager of the syndicate and a third offender 25 years Abraham Warhman one of the higher ups 15 to 30 years Ralph Ligouri strong arm man of the syndicate 7 to 15 yeara One of Bookers Jack Ellenstein one of the hook ers of prostitutes who pleaded guilty after the state completed its caseT 4 to 8 years Peter Balitzer a booker who pleaded guilty and testified for the state 2 to 4 years Al Weiner a booker who pleaded guilty and testified for the state 2 to 4 years David Marcus a booker who pleaded guilty and admitted part of his testimony as a state witness was false 3 to 6 years Dies at Centerville of Injuries Received in Sunday Car Crash CENTERVILLE C5 H u g h Steel 51 Cincinnati Iowa druggist died early Thursday morning in a local hospital of injuries received in an automobile accident near here Sunday Steel suffered a broken neck but some hope had been held for his recovery after an operation Tuesday Bryan van Dorn of Sey mour held in jail here as material witness to the accident is free on a bond Van Dorn was driv ing the car which crashed into the machine in which Steel was riding it was said Des Moines in Danger of Big Walkout DBS MOINES Kuel president of the Des Moines Trades and Labor assembly expressed fear Thursday that the threatened walk out of building trades union workers might precipitate a general citywide strike We union officials doat like Kuel said but were afraid we might not be able to check Secretary J W Soutter said a general strike would involve from to workers in 118 affil iated Des Moines organizations Pretty near all walks of life would be included he said Meeting Scheduled The building trades workers with a membership of about sched uled a meeting Friday to poll the crafts making up the trades council on whether they favor a strike Harold C Atwood business agent for the painters union and a mem ber of the building trades council said Wednesday night a majority of the building trades had voted to strike but declined to name them Union leaders charged the Snyder and Johnson company of Humboldt constructing two bridges here is employing nonunion labor and is not paying the prevailingunion wage scale Bound by Contract Carl Johnson a member of the contracting firm declared the com pany is bound by its contract to hire WPA labor Its stamped right in the contract what we should Johnson said They the WPA hire the men and send them out when we order them through the WPA Federal Works Progress administra tion funds are financing the pro jects Atwood said not a great deal was involved in the money differ ence between the wage scales but what the union men really dislike is for someone to bring in outside help and pay the lower wage 50 Cents an Hour Johnson said the companys con tract specifies 50 cents an hour for common labor 55 cents for semi skilled and 66 cents for skilled workers He said he is paying the prescribed rate for common and semiskilled labor and up to 75 cents for his skilled labor The union scale is 67 cents an hour for common labor from 67 up for semiskilled and from to for skilled labor depending upon the craft The building trades include paint ers carpenters iron workers sheet metal workers electricians plumb ers bricklayers engineers plaster ers and cement finishers lathers pipe coverers diggers and helpers and laborers RESCUED FROM CHICAGO RIVER Former Eagle Grove Man Refuses to Explain His Dive CHICAGO guardsmen rescued a man who said he was Prank Westre 32 after he leaped into the Chicago river Thursday Westre said he formerly lived at Eagle Grove Iowa Other than to say he was des pondent he refused to explain his dive into the river 77uWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and probably Friday with local showers Friday night not so cool Thursday night warmer Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night except possibly showers in northwest warmer Thursday night Friday local showers or thunderstorms in north and pos sibly in south warmer in east cooler in northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 81 Minimum In Night At 8 A M Thursday 55 Rainfall Wednesday 01 NEW TAX BILL IS ALMOST READY FOR FINAL VOTE Exact Details Withheld Pending Drawing Up of Compromise WASHINGTON of the two major obstacles to adjournment of re lief deficiency appropriations was cleared out of the way Thurs day as house and senate tax con ferees moved toward an agreement on the other Congressional action on the big money measure carrying for relief and added millions for social security was completed with senate acceptance of a final draft previously agreed to by the house With the voice of Senator Duncan U Fletcher of Florida chief advo cate of the Florida ship canal si lenced by his sudden death Wednes day the chamber consented to house action removing from the bill a provision to permit continued work on the canal For PWA Projects The house also declined to add to the item for the TVA to begin work on dams at Gilbertsville and Watts Bar Term Agreement was voted however to the senate plan to provide a Reconstruction corporation revolving fund for PWA projects The entire relief fund except for the resettlement admin istration will go into Works Prog ress administration activities and will be spent under the presidents direction Other major items were 860 for the social security program and for emergency con servation work Tax Bill Delayed Inability of the treasury to pro vide new revenue estimates immedi ately on the latest compromise tax proposal prevented a final agree ment by conference committees seeking to reconcile house and sen ate differences over legislation re vising corporate and other levies The conferees said however they expected to seal a tentative under standing by Friday Leaders still hoped that congress could go home Saturday night Exact details were withheld pending a final drawing up of a compromise in a senatehouse con ference but it was revealed that the conferees bad tentatively agreed on the most controversial angle of the proposed revenue bill This was the question of taxing undistributed earnings of corpora tions The tentative agreement was hailed as the end of the long dead lock between legislators of the two houses which had passed markedly different bills in response to Pres ident Roosevelts demand for tax legislation Conferees Are Confident Chairman Doughton of the house conferees expressed confidence that by night we shall be able to turn the bill over to the drafting After it is drawn it must be ratified by both cham bers Although none of the legislators would make public data on the agreement it was known that it was reached after discussion of a new compromise proposal includ ing A graduated normal tax on cor porate income the levy ranging from 8 to 15 per cent A levy ranging from 6 or 7 per cent to 27 per cent on undistributed corporation income Impose Normal Tax It was revealed definitely by con ferees that the house delegation had yielded to the senate and agreed to impose a normal tax on net corpor ate income Previously the house had called for repeal of the present normal tax now ranging from 12 to 15 per cent and the substitution of a new graduated levy on net in come ranging up to 42 per cent and depending on the percentage of income withheld from distribution to stockholders The senate had voted only a 7 per cent tax on undistributed prof its while calling for a normal levy of 15 to 18 per cent on net corp orate income Closer to House Bill The latest compromise made pub lic with its graduated tax of 6 or T per cent to 27 per cent on undistrib uted profits was closer to the bill than most recent compromise proposals It also would retain con siderable of the Roosevelt trations tax philosophy which holds that undistributed riwuld be taxed stiffly enough to force a larg er distribution to stockholders who would then pay normal individual ;