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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VI f R I S MEM 4 OEPT Of LI MO I N s THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JUNE 19 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 217 Militarist vs Pacifist Big Army and Navy Spending Causes Argument By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Is a man a militarist for advocating a formidable army and navy The United States is sched uled to spend more during the 193637 fiscal year on the de velopment of these services than ever we spent before in peace time A billion Strictly speak ing the total is a trifle higher than that by about 100million dol lars which however is a picayunish sum in this day of 10 figure reckon ings Besides the odd 100 millions are for what are described as non military purposes Now is that or isnt it a warlike program Pacifistic folk say that it is They argue that a country which is well prepared for war inevitably gets into one sooner or later On Opposite Hand The propreparedness element on the opposite hand contend that they are the true pacifists Their reason ing is that a strongly armed nation is least likely to have a conflict thrust upon it because other peoples are afraid to tackle it That is to be tolerably sure that we are left in peace we must stand ready to fight for oui own neutrality anyway The answer seems to be that there is not any satisfactory answer Strongly armed powers do get in to wars and sometimes notwith standing their apparent strength are beaten For example Germany China Imposed On Very pacifistie countries are im posed on For example China Neither rule consistently holds good apparently there are mili tarists who speak pacifistically and pacifists who speak militaristically Illustratively former Congressman Fred Britten of Illinois long chair man of the representatives naval af fairs committee and a strenuous supporter of a big American sea establishment always has taken the view that ocean armaments must be cut to a minimum because if they exist ultimately they will clash Accomplishes Nothing Contrariwise Congressman George Huddleston of Alabama maintains that reducing armaments accom plishes nothing peoples who feel the urge to fight will fight with primi tive weapons if they havent upto ciate ones Peace he maintains is in the heart not a mere matter of me chanical equipment or of except as they mean something Uncle Sams billion dollar prepar ations are represented as purely de fensive Unfortunately they also are men tioned as directed against possibili ties of domestic discord Their pro ponents suggest that labor may be come obstreperous and have to be squelched here at home World War Simmering Defense by the navy against a for eign invasion and use of the army in a local capitalisticlabor clash are two different propositions Another world war is simmering certainly The militarists attitude that the country must be prepared against it is justifiable perhaps But I do not like the hint that there must be preparation against American workers In general they are a very conservative class The attempt to drive them to radicalism is conservatively cuckoo AGENTFORSTATE BOARD ACCUSED ONeil of Clinton Charged With Driving His Auto While Drunk CEDAR RAPIDS T ONeil 51 of Clinton an agent for the state board of control engaged in work for the state training school for boys at Eldora was charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated in a preliminary infor mation filed before Justice A S Rccd Thursday night ONeils car was stopped here by county officers and police after the sheriffs office had been notified that a driver was following an un certain course on highway 30 be tween Mechanicsvine and Lisbon ONeil was not booked at the jail and was released on bond A physician who gave ONeil a test for nerve control refused to make an official statement but said ONeil appeared pretty steady in the tests ONeil told a reporter he drank some beer at Tipton but felt lir hart not taken enough to impair his drivinc OWAS LIQUOR SYSTEM UPHELD Iowa Governor Urged to Seek Vice Presidency WIRES LITTERS RECEIVED FROM SEVERAL STATES Herring Says He Has Not Had Time for Much Consideration DES MOINES L Herring Iowas new deal governor said Friday he again is being urged to seek the democratic nomination lor vice president The executive nusy arranging to attend the democratic national con vention as a delegateatlarge said he has not had time to give the tele grams letters and verbal expres sionsof support he has received re cently much consideration A personal friend of President Roosevelt the two term Iowa gov ernor less than a year ago received suggestions from friends and party leaders in several states that he permit his name to be submitted to the next party convention for second place on the ticket Friend of Garner Governor Herring also is a friend of Vice President Garner who is ex pected to seek renomination with Roosevelt at the Philadelphia en dorsement convention next week A telegram the governor received from J R Files of Los Angeles Cal one time candidate for gover nor of Iowa and now active in the Roosevelt forces in California Fri day expressed Herring would permit his name to be presented in the event the nomination for the vice presidency should become open Files added No living man could dim the prestige of Landon so well as your self Comparisons of records would become an invited and inevitable challenge Count me in should the contingency arise From Other States Support which the governor re ceived earlier came from individuals in other states including Oklahoma and Florida George Keyes Oklaho ma political leader was among those making the suggestion some time ago Herring now the democratic nom inee for United States senator in the November election was for several years a member of the dmocratic national committee and counts dem ocratic chiefs of many states among his friends The latest communications follow the recent republican convention at Cleveland in which the republican party chose another middle west erner Gov Alf Landon of Kansas as its presidential nominee Asked to Speak Herring Thursday night also re ceived an invitation to deliver an address in New York against Lan don The governor of Iowa received the invitation to deliver an address against the republican presidential nominee from Col Edward F Goltra of St Louis a former mem ber of the democratic national com mittee Colonel Goltra delivering the invi tation in person said the invitation was prompted by one of Governor Herrings speeches comparing his administration in Iowa with Lan dons record in Kansas No definite plans for the speech had been an nounced Friday The governor planned to leave for Philadelphia Friday night as an Iowa delegate Drive for Funds E H Birmingham chairman of the Iowa democratic central com mittee Thursday night delivered a slashing indictment of the republi can bid for return to power ap pealed for a tighter county organi zation and announced plans to ob tain funds Birmingham sent a bulletin to all county chairmen calling closely knit county organizations as the bulwark of democratic hopes for victory He said his plan to obtain funds required that at the state conven tion July 23 and at the following judicial convention each delegate be assessed 51 making a total of SI 800 to discharge convention costs Criticized as Unknown Birmingham criticized Governor Landon as a comparatively un known governor dominated by arch foes of liberalism He charged the republican liberal efforts were still in the hands of the same old forces Justice Richard Mitchell treas urer of the Iowa delegation and Dan McKniry sergeant at arms left for the convention last night to pre Excursion Steamer Wins Race With Death to Port 1400 Passengers on Board Dancing to Swing Band DETROIT excursion steamer Tashmoo with water cas cading through a gaping hole in her side won a race with death early Friday while 1400 passengers danced to the music of a swing band and members of the engine room black gang stoked boiler fires with water swirling around them waist deep The 306 foot vessel struck a rock half a mile from the main ship channel in the lower Detroit river on the return trip of a moonlight cruise Ten minutes later the ship reached Amherstburg Ont and began to sink in 18 foot of water at the dock Seek Nearest Post I felt a shock said Capt Don ald McAlpine veteran Great Lakes seaman I rang the engine room and they told me a hole had been stove in her bottom just aft of the boiler room We set the power pumps working and decided to run for the nearest port There was no confusion and no excitement The crew performed wonderfully and few of the passengers knew any thing was wrong A coast guard patrol boat and an Amhertburg tug answering the Tashmoos distress signals con voyed the racing vessel to the dock The passengers taking the affair as a lark refused for a time to leave the Tashmoo A half hour after the last of them disembarked the ship settled to the bottom submerging the lower deck but leaving theup per deck andpilothouse Apparently Hit Rock Apparently we hit a rock the captain said It is my opinion a dredging crew to save time had dumped rock in the channel some time earlier in the night The Tashmoo owned by the White Star Steamship company and operated by the Tashmoo Transit company may be returned to service before the end of the season officials said She was built in 1900 and is valued at 5700000 Iowa WPA Is Minus Canceled by Federal Orders DES MOINES Iowa works progress administration is minus 5300000 it expected to have as yet doesnt know why J D Kerlin personnel director disclosed the amount had been with drawn by federal order but a tele gram announcing the cancelation failed to give an explanation The telegram was signed by Cor rington Gill assistant federal ad ministrator Kerlin said the cancelation left Iowa with enough money to con tinue operations until July but there have been no definite assur ances of new funds The personnel director also an nounced office administrative and district WPA workers would receive vacations on pay this summer on the same basis as employes in other governmental departments Project workers however will not be grant ed vacations LOOK INSIDE LEO J WEGMAN Calls for Payment of Last of Beh Warrants ON PAGE 2 Cerro Gordo Rifle Club Second in U S Tourney ON PAGE 9 Lights Go Off During Kensetts Celebration ON PAGE S Mason City Gets 1937 State Bar Convention ON PAGE 3 Siegel Loses His Last Hope to Avoid Prison ON PAGE 7 pare for the arrival of Iowa dele gates Birmingham also announced se lection of Justice Maurice Donegan of Davenport as temporary chair man of the democratic state judicial convention to be held in Des Moines July 30 Anderson Is Suggested He suggested Justice J W An derson of Sioux City as permanent chairman The state chairman reported the temporary chairman of the regular state convention here July 23 and a suggestion for the permanent chairman would be announced later He said Mrs Mary Kelleher of Fort Dodge would serve as secre tary of both conventions with Dan McEniry ot Des Moines as sergeant atarms and Ray Baxter of Burling ton and Walter Beuse of Davenport as reading secretaries GAKNEK KENOMINATION TAKEN FOK GRANTED WASHINGTON renom ination of Vice President John H Garner by the democratic conven tion in Philadelphia next week has long been taken for granted in party circles here No suggestions that he be replac ed on the party ticket have been given any public encouragement amongadministration leaders CONVICTS SLAY GOARD ESCAPE Three Texas Prisoners Flee Into Dense Underbrush on Horse Mules RETRIEVE PRISON FARM Texas long term con victs killed Guard Felix Smith on the state prison farm here Friday and fled into dense underbrush on Smiths horse and two mules T N Atkinson habitual criminal serving life Luke Trammel serv ing 25 years for murder and rob bery and Forrest Gibson serving 10 years for theft were those who escaped They attacked Smith just as a plowing squad was being taken to the fields for work The guard was riding behind the convicts who were mounted on mules Without warning the three pris oners threw Smith from his saddle disarmed him and shot him to death with his two pistols FORECAST IOWA Generally lair Friday night and Saturday except pos sibly local thundcrshowers in ex treme east portion Friday after noon or early Friday night Slightly wanner hi extreme past cooler in extreme west Friday night cooler Saturday in eusl and south portions MINNESOTA Generally fiir Friday night and Saturday cool er Saturday and in west portion Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 78 Minimum in Night 14 At 8 A M Friday 66 After a couple days of a cross between April and September wea ther June Was back on the job in a big way Friday There was a south wind and a warm sun FINAL DRIVE OF CONGRESS SEES NEW BILLS PASS Labor Regulation Ship Subsidy Bills Pushed Toward Law WASHINGTON regu lations for government contractors and an outright subsidy for the American merchant marine were shoved Friday into the current surging toward adjournment of con gress by Saturday night Whether they would be swept into enactment by the time the weary lawmakers finish work on the vital tax bill and head for home re mained in doubt The WalshHealy bill to make persons who sell goods to the gov ernment comply with hour and wage regulations was passed speedily in the house Previously it had been approved in considerably different form by the senate The big ques tion was whether the differences between the two chambers could be reconciled without delay Ship Subsidy Approved The compromise ship subsidy plan was passed Friday by the sen ate It gives the merchant marine an outright subsidy instead of de livering it through ocean mail con tracts as at present The bill al ready had house approval Congress was eager to be off to the political wars and leaders agreed would quit immediately on the taxTcom promise worked out Thursday by house and senate conferees This compromise going far to wards carrying President Roose velts suggestion for levies on un distributed corporation income was in the hands of legislative drafters Friday House members preoccupation with politics was plainly shown Both Franklin D Roosevelt and Alf M Landon were mentioned during the day as the next president of the United States Applaud in Turn Democrats and republicans ap plauded vigorously in turn Other developments Legislation for government su pervision of bondholders protective committees and others who handle liquidation of defaulted real estate securities for the bondholders was suggested to the house by a special investigating committee A special statement by the fed eral crop reporting board contain ing no actual estimates said pros pects for spring grains and hay crops declined during the first half of June House leaders agreed to try to pass and send to the senate during the day the Ramspeck bill to put first second and third class post masters under civil service Jlobinson Is Confident So confident was Senator Robin son of Arkansas democratic leader that congress would adjourn Satur day night that he packed his suit case to leave Sunday for Philadel phia where he will be permanent chairman of the democratic national convention The complete agreement in a sen atehouse conference on the form of the new tax bill raised the leaders hopes several notches Although considerable opposition to the bill is apparent in the senate the chief tains say it will clear both houses by Saturday Levies Are Graduated The bill designed to raise 000000 carries graduated levies of i to 27 per cent on undistributed profits of corporations and makes other major changes in tax law It goes far to meet the white bouse tax demands The other major bar to quick ad journment already had been re moved when congress handed to President Roosevelt Friday the bill carrying 51425000000 for relief next fiscal year This with unex pended balances and other items will permit a 53271000000 program of relief and public works The sum may spell relief jobs for 3000000 on the basis of present costs Other big money bills were going through congress fast The house agreed Thursday night to a confer ence report on the treasurypostoffice supply bill Sen ate approval is slated to send it to President Roosevelt Kidnaper Hanged ARTHUR GOOCH Gooch Is First to Hang Under Lindbergh Law Convicted Kidnaper of Two Texas Officers Executed in Oklahoma McALESTER Okla PI Ar thur Gooch 27 convicted kidnaper of two Texas officers was hanged atrthe state the first person executed for kid naping under the federal Lindbergh law The gallows trap was sprung at a m by Rich Owen who has electrocuted 53 men but never be fore witnessed a hanging Gooch walked without aid to the gallows and up the steps Clasping the hand of the prison chaplain Gooch stepped upon the trap adjusted the lapels of his pocketless black coat and stood for the placin head and noose Bids Farewell to Son The condemned mans death cell farewell to his 6 year old son Billy Joe was Dont get into any trouble son of the mask over his the adjusting of the Commitment of Zioncheck to Be Sought WASHINGTON District of Columbia commissioners filed a petition in court Friday asking that Representative Marion A Zion check of Washington be interned in St Elizabeths hospital an institu tion for mental and nervous cases I The commissioners contended Zioncheck was insane The repre sentative has been under mental ob servation at Gallinger hospital here more than two weeks He was taken to Gallingcr on a commitment sworn to by the local sanitary officer after a series of events ending with two visits to the white house where he left empty beer bottles and moth balls for President Roosevelt The three man board which governs the national their plea in the Dis trict of Columbia supreme court Justice Oscar Luhring immediate ly set a jury hearing on the request for June 26 STATE SUPREME COURT SUSTAINS ACT IN ENTIRETY Unanimous Decision Says Constitutions Have Been Followed DES MOINES state su preme court in an unanimous opin ion Friday upheld the constitution ality of the Iowa Liquor contract act under which the state operates Is liquor monopoly The court upheld the law on ev ery point of state and federal cvi stitutionality in question conclud ing We are constrained to hold that the Iowa Liquor control act dons not violate any provisions of the state or federal constitution The appeal of John Arluno of Cen tervillc convicted and fined 200 on a liquor nuisance charge assailed the law on its method of passage and on the ground it violated due process equal protection and com merce clauses of the federal consti tution Both Houses Voted In its opinion the court first dis posed of the contention that the law was improperly passed on the ground a conference committee re port was adopted rather than the law itself The court held that the legislative record showed both houses of the Iowa legislature voted on final passage of the bill Next the opinion considered the argument that the law violated fed eral constitutional provisions pro hibiting restraint of interstate com merce Arlunos attorneys had ar gued that the sate could not pro hibit importation of liquor lawfully victims Early reports of the tragedy were incomplete First advices indicated that the bodies of two children had been re covered The boy had pleaded with death row guards Dont hang daddy A year and four days ago the kidnaper was sentenced to death for abducting two Paris Tex of ficers R N Baker and H R Marks and bringing them into Oklahoma One of the officers was shoved through a showcase and in jured during a scuffle thus making the death penalty applicable Hopeful to Last The case was carried through all channels of appeal twice reaching the U S supreme court and Gooch was hopeful until late Thursday when President Roosevelt declined to intercede for the second time saying Use of the executive power to modify the sentence imposed would be to render nugatory a law care fully considered by the congress and designed to meet a national need Woman Must Die in Electric Chair for Slaying of Son 3 HOLUDAYSBURG Pa jury Thursday night decided Mrs Margaret Karmendi 21 year Postmaster at WASHINGTON T President Roosevelt Friday nominated James P Dorothy to be postmaster at Ute Iowa old blond must die in the electric chair with her alleged lover for the slay ing of her 3 year old son The mother slumped in her chair handkerchief raised to her eyes on hearing the verdict Matthew Karmendi Sr father of the boy had hired an attorney to help prosecute his wife and her 24 year old laborer friend Roy Lockard who was convicted last Saturday Failure of the jury to recommend mercy in cither case made the death penalty mandatory The state claimed the two killed Matthew Sonny Karmendi be cause he tattled on them to his father Man CCC IJecruiting DES MOINES recruiting period for enrollment of veterans in Iowa CCC camps will be held here July 1 to 15 Charles G Beck vet erans administration manager here reported FRANCEREADYTO DROP SANCTIONS Cabinet Agrees With Great Britain Dependent Upon League Action PARIS French cabinet agreed Friday to accept cancela tion of sanctions against Italy de pendent upon any decision adopted by the league of nations The cabinet decision was an nounced in an official communique which said The government faithful to the principle of collective action will associate itself with any decision adopted by the league of nations Informed of the present situa tion of the sanctions question it felt consideration ot facts led it to accept their lifting Instructions were sent to French diplomats in other countries for the information of the governments To Keinforcc Security France may now turn her atten tion to reinforcement of the collec tive security system through mutual assistance agreements the cabinet of Premier Leon Blum indicated The cabinet decided to pursue ac tively putting to work of proper means for such reinforcement it was announced The cabinets action it was re ported was taken as a result of Great Britains decision to support a recommendation to suspend exist ing economic and financial penalties against the fascist nation Official sources did not disclose whether the sanctions were immedi ately abolished or whether their can celation was subject to a vote of league members at Geneva The ministers however gave their private impressions sanctions were ended as far s France was con cerned in Ltuuton In London meanwhile embittered sanctionists sought to loose a storm of public protest against the govern ments decision to back suspension ot sanctions Four labor leaders who called the cabinets recommendation the great betrayal of the league of na tions led a movement for a nation wide series of campaign meetings Their plan of opposition pointing toward a parliamentary censure de bate Tuesday followed the same lines as the public storm created against the stillborn HoareLaval proposal to end the ItaloEthiopian war 9 Children Reported Drowned m Maine as Boat Overturns MACHIAS Me chil dren were reported drowned Friday in Lake Gardiner a few miles from here when a boat containing 15 children attending a picnic over turned Doctors and firemen from Ma chias and East Machias rushed to theScene ic an effort to statebnt stipreme court said Any state has the power to such laws as it desires unless power is limited by its own or fed eral constitutions Cltp Twentyfirst Amendment In substantiation the court cited the twentyfirst amendment which repealed prohibition and prohibited importation of liquor into a state in violation of its laws Finally Arlunos attorneys argued that the Iowa liquor control act would deprive persons of their lib erty or property without due pro cess of law in that mere possession of liquor not purchased from state stores is construed to mean the owner intends to use or sell such liquor illegally They argued there was no show ing that Arluno had intended to sell liquor he harl purchased in Missouri and that his conviction was basorl solely upon possession nf the contraband liquor State Has Sole power The supreme court cited a num ber of Iowa and federal cases in its ruling that the state has sole power to say who shall sell buy or own liquor The court said The law cannot be said to deprive persons of their liberty or property without due process of law because it is a lawful exercise of the states police power Iowas liquor control act was passed in 1934 by the fortyfifth extra session of the general as sembly It gives the state a complete monopoly in the retail sale of liquor State stores started operation in June 1H34 Scientists Observe Brief ofEclipse of Sun MOSCOW of scientists held secrets of the sun Friday after a brief eclipse which threw a shadow from the Mediter ranean to the sea of Japan The results when tabulated and coordinated may add materially to mans knowledge in several im portant scientific fields Racing across the soviet union aj 2000 miles an hour the phenom enon obliterated the sun long enough at various points in the S mile wide totality zone to allow many expeditions to make observa Rural Iowa Abead of Urban in Birth Rate DES MOINES I own still rules the roost when it comes to visits of the stork Statistics compiled by the state department of health showed Fri day that rural Iowa areas marked ip a lead of 10451 births over urban Iowa areas during 1935 Total Iowa births numbered 11021 The bhtli rate for the state was 161 per ccnfr per 1000 population ;