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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 29, 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 WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 225 Data Needed on Jobless Major Berry Wants Information to Be Precise By CHARLES P STEWART SHINGTON Be fore the unem ployment prob lem can be solv says Major George L Ber ry who is trying to coordinate industry for the national admin tration we must have more exact A vast deal of e s t i m a ting is done but Berry wants his infor mation be pre cise He also wants it to be strictly uptodate The statistical division of the la bor department for example peri odically readjusts what is known as its census of manufacturers which would be in part all right for the coordinators purposes but by the time its readjusted indexes are available the figures are at least 18 months old What industry needs to know about points out Serry is the situation now and continuously not as of a year and a half or two years Running Accordingly the maintenance of what the coordinator describes as a running inventory of unemploy ment will be the main objective of a committee he has just created with management and labor equally represented in its membership This committee will not do its own research work but will utilize existing governmental census bureau the labor statistics bureau the federal employment service and several of DESCRIBES SLAYING OF MOTHER Zioncheck Found Hiding in His Capitol Office F D R Campaigner gency setups the established emer under deal auspices But it will seek of timeliness new to put a maximum into their reports On the management side tne committee includes Paul S Hanway Of the National Fiber Can and Tube association Henry Denmson of the Dennison Manufacturing com pany and Hector Lazo of the Co operative Food Distributors ot America A fourth member is 0 be named from the construction in dustry in which the employment lag is especially serious Workers The workers members include President John P Krey of the A F of metal trades department Secretary M J McDonough of its building trades department Secre taryTreasurer I M Ornburn of its union label trades department and President George M Harrison of the Railway Clerks Brotherhood As an initial step Berry observes employment and unemployment us ed to be accurately defined Illus tratively a worker in a field like that of the building trades may have an occasional job and yet in bad times be idle much oftener How does he classify An evicted tenant farmer or share Copper hasnt exactly lost his job but it amounts to the same thing The line between the unemployed and unemployables likewise must be more sharply drawn Normal Occupation Also what is the normal occu pation of each individual in the ranks of the unemployed and for what alternative occupation if any is he best fitted What should be done to provide for the who nev er have had a job How can they be absorbed most expeditiously into private enterprise Besides what is the trend of un employment There has been a little improve ment but the committee desires to know just how a mere estimate And why Some occupa tions are harder hit than others Whats the reason Maybe there should be something of a resnuffl ing of man power from decaying callings to newer thriving ones Answer All Questions The task of Coordinator Berrys committee is to answer all these answer them as fast as it can As Major Berry sees it the fact or of competition enters into the equation In times of widespread unem ployment and general he says constitutional guarantees of state sovereignty freedom of con tract personal liberty and property ownership may be nullified and na tional economic stability may be threatened by unfair competitive practices in industry The he adds has no political Suffers Minor Injuries T Boehnkes auto mobile was badly wrecked Saturday night when the car driven by his son was sideswiped 4 miles east of town The boy escaped with minor OFFICERS ENTER LEAVING OTHERS TO GUARD DOOR Representative Sought After Escape From Sanitarium WASHINGTON tive Marion A Zioncheck who escaped from a Towson sanitarium Sunday appeared at the door of his office on Capitol Hill Monday after police had entered the office His hair was touseied but his necktie was neatly tied and he wore a white shirt He was in shirt sleeves The fleeting glimpse of the con gressman sought since his escape from the sanitarium some 24 hours earlier came after hours of unveri fied reports that he had come to Washington early Monday and locked himself in his office Closes Door Quickly Zioncheck appeared after capitol police headed by Lieut Roy W Brown had entered the office ac companied by William A Weber as sistant sergeant at arms Zioncheck said nothing but quick y closed the door behind one of the policemen coming out of his office Only one or two persons directly in line with the small opening in the doorway caught a glimpse of him Two of the huskiest members of the capitol police were summoned and taken into the office while oth ers guarded the entrance and pre vented anyone but the police enter ing A man addressed as Ir Shep pard was called in from the corri dor Warrants Are Issued Zioncheck escaped from the Shcp ward and Enoch Pratt hospital towson During the forenoon a warrant for the arrest of the representative j T pi ttomnf issued by district attorney Lcsj Industry LhaigCS Attempt Being Made to Force Unionization NEW YORK steel industry mobilized its resources Monday against what its leaders described as an attempt to force their acceptance of the clos ed They declared their position m a statement through the American Iron and Steel Institute which rep resents more than 95 per cent of the industry The statement charged a cam paign to unionize the industry was being made by persona and organ izations not connected with the in John L Lewis president of the United Mine Workers of America Miss Mary L Dewson chairman of the womens division of the democratic national committee is pictured at her desk in newly opened headquarters of the group in New York from where she commands the womens drive for President Roosevelts election A feature of the drive is the send ing out of change banks in the form cV the symbolic democratic donkey asa solicitation for cam paign funds Some of the banks are shown on Miss Dewsons desk STEEL TO FIGHT CLOSED SHOP lie Garnet The warrant was based en the complaint of Mrs Benjamin Scott Young who sublet an apartj ment to Zioncheck She alleged she had been injured in struggles with the Zionchecks at the apartment A similar warrant lias been issued for Mrs Zioncheck Get Aid in Search Before appealing to the police hospital authorities had enlisted filling station keepers residents of the community and officers in near by towns to aid hospital guards in the search Zioncheck began his latest esca pade with a burst of speed and agil ity that all but dumbfounded at tendants at the institution for men tal treatment to which he was com mitted last week In a flash the congressmanpa tient leaped from a porch in the exercise yard to a window ledge about 11 a m Sunday From there he sprang to a seven and a half foot wire fence was over it and away No Match For Him The guards dashed after him but they and were no match swiftness He for his skill outdistanced them and disappeared hatless and coatless into a heavily wooded area of the 675 acre hospital estate Far into the night hospital at taches reinforced by police officers combed the estate and searched else where for their missing patient The police said one attendant told of Zionchecks being seen on the grounds during the night but no re port of his capture was forthcoming immediately Dr Arthur E Pattrell of Shep pard Pratt a specialist on mental disorders said he regarded the es cape as the impulse of an elated He said he was sure it was not planned but came suddenly to Zionchecks mind and was quickly executed He expressed concern for the ef fect it would have on the sick mans He said he did not consider the congressman danger ous to the community Japan Not to Adhere to 1936 Naval Pact LONDON formally notified the British government Monday she would not adhere to the 1936 international naval treaty The move was authoritatively characterized as a serious blow to British hops of working out an tmi navnl treatV acknowledged leader in the committee for industrial organiza tion was not named in the formal statement A spokesman for the institute ad mitted however that the statement was directed against Lewis activi ties in the committee CONFERENCES AT HYDEPARKHOME Landon Continues Work on Acceptance Speech for July 23 WASHINGTON With the shouting tumult of the na tional conventions a matter of pol itical history party leaders prepared Monday to open their 1936 vote drive on widely scattered fronts Democrats republicans union partyists and others laid plans to capture the favor of the voters who will determine of national affairs during thevnext four years President Roosevelt rested at his Hyde Park N home after form ally accepting the democratic pres idential nomination at a monster rally in Franklin field Philadelphia Saturday night The president planned meetings Monday with Governor Horner of Dlinois and with Frank Murphy for mer Detroit mayor and now high commissioner to the Philippines Series of Parleys Some of Mr Roosevelts intimates saw in these conferences the be ginning of a series of parleys from mapping campaign strategy A meeting with National Chairman James A Farley in Washington late this week was regarded as a possi bility Other democratic leaders scat tered to their homes from Phila delphiaready to battle the eco nomic tyranny assailed by Mr Roosevelt in his acceptance speech Out at Estes park in the Colorado Rockies the republican presidential andidate Governor Landon of Kan sas continued preparation of his ac ceptance speech which will be deliv ered at Topeka July 23 formally opening his campaign Works on Address Governor Landon had before him the democratic platform and Pres dent Roosevelts acceptance speech as he worked over his own address to rally the republican party to his standard The republican chairman John Hamilton mapped out a busy pro ram of organization meetings and conferences Representative Lemke of North Dakota presidential aspirant of the new union party announced at Bur lington Iowa he set up party machinery this week for a clean campaign in which the money is would be paramount Lemke said union party headquar ters would be opened in Chicago within the week The question of whether Governor Lehman of New York would stand for reelection was still unsettled Monday after his breakfast meeting Sunday with Mr Roosevelt There were indications his answer might be withheld until late haps just before the state conven Woman Killed and Man Badly Hurt as Train Strikes Auto AURORA Harley Shoger 47 was killed Sunday night and her husband 50 injured criti cally when their stalled automobile was struck by a Burlington rail road west bound Zephyr at a cross ing near Bristol The front of the Zephyr engine was dented but the train was able to continue to Denver after a half hours delay The husband is in an LOOK INSIDE WILLIAM LEMKE Lemke Assails Major Parties in Iowa Talks ON PAGE 2 Third Round Faces City Golf Aces in Title Tilt ON PAGE 9 Palo Alto Democrats Differ in Convention ON PAGE 7 Party Business Matter of Delegated Authority ON PAGE 2 New Rate on Packing Products Is Proposed ON PAGE 12 Byers Says League Not to Recognize Conquest ON EDITORIAL PAGE tion Returns to Wars In New Hampshire a veteran re publican campaigner returned to the political wars when former Senator George H Moses announced his can didacy for the senate In the party primary in September he will oppose Senator Henry W Keyes who seeks reelection and Gov H Styles Bridges The communist party under lead ership of Earl W Browder its can didate for its campaij voters and didate for the persidency started campaign to reach flood the country from Aurora hospital The car hurled several hundred feet was one end to the other with red litera Norman Thomas candidate of the socialist party for the presidency already has started a series of speeches which will take him into every state before November rolls around COXEY TO BACK WILLIAM LEMKE Withdraws as FarmLabor Partys Candidate for President MASSILLON Ohio eral Jacob S Coxey 82 year old campaigner for noninterest govern ment and municipal bonds with drew Monday as the farmerlabor partys presidential candidate Coxey announced the withdrawal in a letter to Ray M Harrop chair man of the national committee of the farmerlabor party at Council Bluffs Iowa He said he would lend his efforts to promote the candidacy of Repre sentative William Lemke of North Dakota the presidential nominee of the new union party The farmerlabor party selected Coxey last summer at its conven tion in Omaha 18 IOWANS MEET VIOLENT DEATHS OVER WEEKEND Solbeck Eagle Grove Electrocuted While Making Repairs By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Eighteen lowans met violent deaths in a series of drownings automobile and airplane accidents and an electrocution over the week end Ten persons including three in a boating party at Chariton drowned as thousands of lowans went to the beaches seeking relief from a hot sun that sent temperatures into the high 90s Five persons died in automobile accidents bringing the 1936 death toll on Iowas highways to 192 A man working on a transformer was electrocuted at Eagle Grove One airplane passenger was killed in a crash at Dewitt and a young man at Fort Dodge was killed when crushed by a freight elevator a few hours after given a job The victims DROWNINGS Dean Sheldon 19 Eldora Donald Laird 30 Attica Alberta Beebout 17 Attica Mabel Sweem 16 Attica HenryG Grothe SO Burling ton Patricia McCarthy 25 Bur lington Dorothy Bndreau 9 Iowa City Charley Manning 7 Cedar Rap ids Chester Pezley 21 Keokuk Lyle Smith 20 Sioux City AUTOMOBILE ACCOUNTS Edward Kickers 43 and wife 41 Boyer Harold Latare J5 Wyoming William Lamar 8 Davenport Ethe Atrill 16 Akron Andrew Solbeck 29 employe of the electric light company was elec trocuted and killed late Saturday while making repairs to a trans former in the Eagle Grove vicinity the fuse of which had been burned out by lightning Friday night The body was taken to the Kubitschek and Kastler funeral home pending word from relatives of Mrs Solbeck in California His wife and a one year old son live in Eagle Grove and his mother and one brother live in Humboldt Glen Solberg 22 of Maquoketa was killed when an airplane piloted by M E Felderman 22 also of Ma quoketa crashed Shortly after a takeoff at DeWitt Crushed to Death Russell Meyers 22 of Fort Dodge was crushed to death in a Fort Dodge hotel freight elevator only a few hours after he started his job j Sheldon was drowned in the Iowa river near the swinging bridge to the Bombs Rain on Southern ChinaArmies BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The military planes of Chiang KaiShek dictator of Chinas central government were reported Monday to have rained bombs on the KwangsiKwangtung provincial ar mies of Southern China Circuitous advices reaching Hong Kong from Nanking indicated Gen eralissimo Chiang threatened with civil war in the shape of an osten sible antiJapanese military move ment directed by leaders of the Can ton southwest government struck boldly to gain the upper hand Six bombers the blasted Kwangsi reports said concentrations near Wingchow then dropped pro jectiles on Kwangtung army trench es in southern Kiangsi province To Resist Japanese But the southern militarists were adamant General LichingJen taking com mand of the fourth army of the southwests antiJapanese Salva 7 YEAR OLD BOY SAYS BIG NEGRO STRANGLED HER Black Legon Came Is Scrawled on Mirror by Killer CHICAGO wide eyed seven year old boy came into deserted lobby of a near northaide hotel Monday and told the niztt clerk that a bigblack man had choked and beaten to death his mother as she lay beside the child in her bed Mammas bloods all he said Youd better go up and The police found Mrs Florence Thompson Castle 24 comely tavern hostess anj entertainer dead in a blood soaked bed a broken brick beside the body On the dresser mir ror scrawled with the victims lip stick was the inscription Black Deliberate Police Lieut Otto Erlanson said he believed the word Legon was a deliberate misspelling of the word tion said his mission i Lower in smaller letters was twofold To resist Japanese agression and remove all obstacles in the national On the sea the southwestern forces sent gunboats foaming to ward the island of Hainan to block a reported Nanking attempt to oc cupy that mountainous Southern officials arrested 10 col lege1 professors and accused them as central government Hear of Mutinies Canton heard new reports of cen tral government troop mutinies but foreign observers accepted them with reserve Thev were flatly de nied at Nanking and officials laid them to Japanese Nanking government officials likewise contradicted r e p o r ts abroad that inner Mongolia had de serted China and joined Japan They said Mongolia still was regarded as an indisputable and integral part of the Chinese republic The grave smuggling controversy which reached a high point last week with Chinese customs cruisers firing on Japanese freighters re sulted in new Japanese naval warn ings Chinese were told they must cease such activities under pain of naval Expect Cooler Weather to Follow Iowa Showers DES MOINES Scorching heat fried Iowa again Monday with temperatures mounting above 100 over much of the state but the weatherman hopefully forecast thundershowers which he thought would make life more livable Tues day The day started off generally fair and with temperatures averaging better than 15 degrees above nor mal a hangover from Sundays heat which pushed the mercury up to 105 at Inwood for the top Throughout much of Iowa the mercury stood at 100 or above Sun day Sioux City reporting 104 Car roll Atlantic and Council Bluffs 102 and Eldora and Creston 100 Light showers were reported at scattered points but only Esther ville Alta and Iowa City reported measureable amounts Esthervilles fall was 05 of an inch At Alta and Iowa City it was 02 Generally fair weather will fol low Monday nights showers the weatherman predicted but tem peratures are expected to hold to the lower nineties Tuesday FORECAST IOWA Local thunderstorms Monday afternoon or Monday night becoming generally fair Tuesday cooler Monday night in northwest portion and in west and south portions Tuesday MINNESOTA t Generally lair Monday night and Tuesday ex cept showers in east portion Monday afternoon and night cooler in extreme southwest Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 92 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Monday 78 Rainfall 01 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 93 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Sunday 74 The situation hasnt reached the serious stage as yet but a good rain would be most welcome in North Iowa Baptist assembly Falls about grounds Iowa oclock Sunday night Sheldon attempted to swim across the river but failed and called for help John Bear of Eldora was standing on the bridge and dove in and recovered Sheldon but could not hold him Weaver Wood swimming nearby recovered the body about 10 minutes later Life Guards Sweet and Carl son worked over the body more than two hours but could not restore life They were assisted by Policemen Dougan and Jones The swimming party included Sheldons brother Frank Katherine Crockett of Iowa Falls and Marine OLaughlin of El dora Rowboat Overturns The three Attica drowning victims were occupants of a rowboat which overturned in Lake Crystal near Chariton Oren Noah 16 also of At tica a member of the boating party reached shore safely after vainly trying to rescue one of the girls The quartet was part of a young group from Attica enjoying an out ing at the lake resort Grothe and Miss McCarthy drowned off McConnells island about a mile north of Burlington The Budreau girl drowned in a la goon near the University of Iowa fine arts building Victim of Kiver Shirley Manning was a victim of the treacherous Cedar river one mile north of High Rock near Cedar Rapids Pezley drowned in the Des Moines river near Keokuk while swimming with his wife and another couple Smith drowned in McCook lake a South Dakota summer resort just across the state line Mr and Mrs Rickers were killed in an auto crash at an intersection of a township road near Boyer Four YOUTH HELD IN STREET BRAWL Iowa Highway Maintenance Departments Head Is Seriously Hurt SIBLEY said Mon day they arrested Raymond Roben IS who lives on a farm south of Sibley in connection with a fight in which Ed Conway head of the state highway commission mainten ance department here was serious ly injured Physicians said Conways condi tion was better Monday morning He regained consciousness they re ported Roben was jailed along with Thomas Chase 16 of Ellensburg who was arrested shortly after what officers termed a brawl Sunday morning street The youths are cousins Officers said Roben stepped into an argument between Chase and Conway striking Conway and knocking him down Conways skull was fractured when his head struck the pavement Diagonal Farmer 25 Gored by Bull Dies CRESTON Day 25 Diagonal farmer died in a hospital here Monday of injuries suffered June 19 when he was gored by a bull other persons were injured in that accident The Lamar youngster was fatally injured when struck by a car while he was on his way to church and Latare died in an Anamosa hospital after his car collided with another near Wyoming Miss Atrill was killed when she was thrown through the windshield of a car in which she was riding with her father Ernest Atrill 15 miles west of Lc Mars Her throat was cut The Atrill car collided with an other driven by Ed Fischer Mrs Fischer suffered injuries that re quired hospitaliaztion was a word which police inter preted as game but could as well have been In that case it would have a more intelligible meaning Black Legion Despite the insistence of James Jimmie Thompson that the slayer of his mother was a Negro the po lice were inclined to the theory that the killer may have been a jealous suitor who set the stage to indicate that the crime was committed by a Negro with the intent of rape and robbery The setting was too realistic for it to seem entirely said Lieut Archie Kane of the detective bu reau We doubt that the slayer was a Negro He may have been a white man with his face black Afraid t Leave Jimmie told his story about 6 a m The police estimated that the killing occurred between midnight and dawn Jimmie said that after the slayer had fled he was too frightened to leave the room and later went to sleep beside his moth ers body Shortly before noon the police took into custody for questioning Robert Bud Taylor 30 an unem ployed salesman who resided in the same hotel the Previously they had questioned Sid Schaps 35 master of ceremo nies at the tavern where Mrs Castle had been employed He said that Sunday he had driven to the station at Mrs Castles request and picked up who had trav eled here alone from the home of his grandparents in Wilkea Barre Pa He said he had not seen Mrs Castle since delivering her son to her Points Out Schaps however pointed out Schaps as a visitor to his mothers room about 9 oclock Sunday night The boy said he and his mother were taken for a speedboat ride on Lake Michigan Sunday afternoon by a man named Bud Taylor Examination by a coroners phy sisian disclosed that Mrs Castle had been killed by a blow which frac tured her skull She had not been criminally attacked the physician said The slaying occurred on the fifth floor of the Devonshire hotel a 13 story building located at 19 East Ohio street near Michigan avenue just a few blocks north of the loop Police Find Body The police found Mrs Castlea body clad in a night gown across the bed Two halves of a brick used by the killer were lying beside the bed coverd with blood A window opening on to a fire escape was open Mrs Castles purse lay open and empty on the fire escape The boy told police father was James Thompson and that he lived in Boston He said he did not know the address His mother he said had been divorced from Thompson and later married a man he knew only as Bud Castle who now lives in Los Angeles The police said they learned that Mrs Castle had been employed aa an entertainer in a tavern until three ago Boy Fully Dressed The boy was fully dressed when he came down to the lobby about 6 a and told his story He said his mother had read the funnies to him Sunday night about 7 oclock She put me in bed pretty soon and I dont know how long it was before I woke up and saw the man he told police The man was sitting over mam ma and hitting her with something that looked wrapped up He kept on hitting her by the aide of her eai M ;