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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 11, 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 LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MARCH 11 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 133 Townsend Plan Probe Concerned Mostly With Search for BOY 16 HELD BROTHER SLAIN By CHARLES T STEWART A S H 1 N G T O N CPA The house of repre sentatives re cently launched investigation of the Townsend old ape pension plan as it generally is described is not in reality in tended to be an investigation of the plans merits Indeed Chair man C Jasper Bell of the com m i t t e e who started the in quiry says it will not be exclusively a Townsend probe but that it will delve into the activities of all groups of old age pension promo ters However inasmuch as none but the Townsendites have organ izations of any consequence it is not inaccurate to refer to the quiz as a Townsend But it is a fact that Chairman Bell and other antiTownscnd mem bers of the committee do not pro pose to concern themselves with the quesion of he practicability of old age pensioning either on a S22a j Captain Derrebery said the month or any other What the while he admitted shooting probers are undertaking to learn brother and sister declined to plain OWA FAMILY SHOOTING France Threatens to Quit League of Nations Independence Youth Is Caught in Dubuque Railroad Yards DUBUQUE Capt John Derrebery reported Wednesday thai Rodney Pace 16 captured in the railroad yards here Wednesday morning confessed shooting his brother Ogden 18 and his sister Thyrza 11 at their farm home near Independence Tuesday night The brother wounded in the abdomen died at 2 a m The girl I has a chance to live A physician i said Wednesday afternoon although her condition still was critical she I had regained consciousness during the forenoon She was earlier re ported dying of a wound in her head boy his is how much money the leaders of the old age pension crusade arc making out of it Both Parties Katrcr The political character of the com mittees personnel testifies to thf mutuality of the democrats and re publicans desire to put the skids under Townsendism Ordinarily with so large a demo cratic congressional majority the democratic membership of such a committee should have been strongly predominant In tie present instance Speaker Joseph gave a 5050 break to Congressman Bertrand H Snell republican generalissimo in the house of representatives in the se lection of committeemen Evrns named but indicated by his to why statements he had attempted j make advances to the girl j One of Five Children Rodney is one of five children who lived with their mother Mrs Wil liam Pace on a chicken farm The mother is separated from the father Wilham Pace who together with the oldest son William are in Chicago Captain Derrebcry said Rodney told him he and Ogden were changj ing their clothes in an upstairs bedI room at supper time Tuesday night j and that Thyrza was in an adjoining bedroom Mrs Pace was in the kitchen The captain declared Rodney evaded answering questions as to r Bell chairman and Congressmen reasons for the shooting but ad jivii 3 I rm rtiH Vio nnnt intn trio wirla ON THE INSIDE EARL BEATTY Beatty British World War Navy Hero Dies ON PAGE 2 St Ansgar Favored in Class A Tourney ON PAGE 9 House at Burr Oak Is Burned Two Rescued ON PAGE Weather Man Averts Flood Damage Here ON PAGE 11 Scott W Lucas Joseph A Gavagan itted he went into the girls room and hot her with a small bore rifle i when she screamed Then the offi Joan H Tolaa democrats Snells selections confessed he shot Og Congressmen Jonn B Hollister J h William Ditter Clare B Hoffman Samuel L Collins republicans The Townsendites were given a Tolan and Collins avowedly are of thai philosophy Racket Their Argument The point is that the wcro not a bit afraid to trut the re publicans to help them to fight the Townsend doctrine The Townsmdites are cutting in apparently about as much on one party as upon the other Each is worried by the movement as much as the other They can cooperate loyalty to scotch it if possible Both know thut they cant argue it down Their only recourse is to make it appear that its a as Congressman Bell cals it Of course Congressmen Tolan and Collins will do their utmost to pre vent such an impression from being given but they probably will have difficulty in doing so with their chairman and five others of their fellowmember against them The Doctor Surrounded I never have heard Dr Francis E Townsend accused rf being any thin but an honest fanatic Ive mIt him den when the older brother ran in to the girls room Kuns to Neighbor I Although mortally wounded Og i rtfn attired only in his shorts ran a block to MAYOR BACK IN STRIKE DISPUTE the home of a neihbor Calls N Y Realty Interests i Mrs J K Henderson and sounded Ive heard him say in the prcsi at ence of many witnesses that his i Independence scheme is simultaneously inflation ary and reflationary His critics complaint of him is j that he has surrounded himself by j a crowd of selfseekers Surrounded himself I wouldnt say that he had done so To me it seems that they have done the surrounding The doctor unquestionably is an innocent j His plans investigators think they may prove that some oihis collaborators tn We mwe the alarm Then he collapsed After the shooting Rodney donned overalls and a sweater and fjed from the The slain boy Ogclen had a twin brother Omar a bellboy at the Gedney hotel Independence Ogden was an ail state high school foot ball tar and editor in chief of the Independence high school paper There is one other child in the family Rita Marie Thryza authorities said was on her knees when she was shot by Rodney The bullet took a down ward course through her head and lodged in her neck It had not been removed Gives No Explanatioon Rodney had no explanation to of fer when first questioned about the shooting by Dubuque police Asked if he was angry at his brother and mister he replied No I wasnt He was returned to Independence officers said Mrs Pace was unable to explain why her son shot his brother and sister I rushed she told Sher Rodney was holding his rifle was lying on the floor Og den was swaying in the bathroom door Rodney ran out of the room and WOMAN DIES IN HUBBARD CRASH Mrs Sommerville Victim of Collision With Truck Husband Hurt IOWA FALLS Alex Sommerville 51 was killed Tuesday night when the automobile in which she was riding with her husband a Rock Island railroad engineer col lided with a truck driven by C Kropf of Des Moines The accident occurred a mile south of Hubbard on highway 65 gommerville 55 suffered a skull fracture and was brought to a hos pital here J C Kropf riding in the truck suffered lacerated hands A coroners jury after an inquiry found Sommerville lost control of his car when it ran on to the shoul der of the paving and held the acci dent unavoidable Homeless in Floods in Lithuania KAUNAS Lithuania than persons were homeless Wednesday as Kaunas experienced one of the worst floods in its his tory The Nicman river blocked by ice in its lower reaches rose 20 feet above normal Representatives to Conference NEW YORK strike leaders prepared to intensify the building employes walkout Mayor LaGuardia Wednesday reentered the dispute by calling upon repre sentatives of realty interests to con fer with him on the selection of an arbitrator Despite the assertion of Walter Gordon Merritt counsel to the real ty advisory board that the building service employes union had reverted to its original demands the mayor said he had been assured that the union was still willing to accept his arbitration proposal of last week without any qualification Previous time is being the mayor said in a letter inviting Mer ritt to confer with him There is no reason why this strike should James J Bambrick head of the building service employes union de scribed as absurd and rank treachery a recommendation made by Merritt that replacement workers hired in good faith be re tained Thats Bambrick de clared Well fight it out if it takes all Merritt made his recommenda Jon in an address Tuesday night in which he proposed a three year extension of the mayors agreement of 1934 and the subsequent Curran award and immediate arbitration of wages and further arbitration of wage rates at the end of the first vnd second years The bureau of operators at police headquarters announced that buildings have been called out on strike and that 222 of these had reached settlements with the union King May Marry Asks Commons to Have Funds Ready in Case He Takes Queen By BURDETTE T JOHNS Associated Press Foreign Staff LONDON possibility that Edward VIII bachelor king of England may marry was officially announced in the house of commons Wednesday in a message signed by the king The unmarried status of Edward now 41 years old long has been one of the outstanding topics of conversation in the British empire and the world at large As Prince of Wales he was termed the worlds most eligible Reads Royal Message Neville Chamberlain chancellor of the exchequer read a royal mes sage to the assembled legislators in which Edward pointed out the necessity of revising the civil the amounts paid to the members of the royal family The royal message stated His majesty desires that the contin gency of his marriage should be taken into account so that in that event there should be a provision for her majestys the queen and the members of his majestys fam ily corresponding to the provisions which the commons has been will ing to make in like circumstances in the Asks for Assurance The labor party member William James Thorne immediately rose with the question Does his majesty give any as surance that he is going to get married But Chamberlain did not answer King Edward also requested the house of commons to make suit able provisions for the Duke of York heir presumptive to the j throne and in certain events for I his Rear Part of Cost j He said however that he would bear part of these expenses from i the Duchy of Cornwall the rich es tate which for hundreds of years has been administered for the bene fit of the Prince of Wales The message said It is however EDWARD VIII his majestys intention as long as the revenues from the Duchy of Cornwall are vested in himself to make that provision for his royal highness thte Duke of York and insofar as those revenues are suf ficient to provide for his maestys privy There has been considerable spec ulation as to the disposition of the duchy of Cornwall the revenues of FREEZING SPELL LESSENS DANGER Most Iowa Rivers Recede as Flood Center Shifts to Williston N Dak DES MOINES UPl Freezing temperatures in North Iowa slowed up the runoff of thaw water Wed nesday and materially eased the burden of flood water in Iowa riv ers and streams At Sioux City the Floyd river flood drained off rapidly from the 100 blocks of residential and indus trial area in the east part of the city inundated Monday Street department employes said that if weather conditions remained favorable the Floyd would be back in its banks by Thursday morning Conditions Favorable The weather bureau here said conditions would remain favorable predicting colder weather Wednes day night as the clouds which brought light to moderate rains to most of the state Tuesday night cleared away North Iowa was to get 20 above temperatures Wednesday night the weatherman said and south Iowa 25 Thursday he said temperatures will start rising again Charles City and Des Moines re ported 44 of an inch of rain Du buque 34 Keokuk 32 Davenport 20 Sioux City 02 and Council Bluffs a trace Floyd River Falls While the Floyd fell at SENATES PROBE OF LOBBYING IS T which traditionally go to the Prince the Bi sioux river Amish Colony Tries to Elect School Director FAIRBANK full Amish Mennonite total of eight of which two were ruled disqualified for of went to the polls in school district No 7 near here in an effort to elect Will Voder one of the settlers who arrived from Kansas last Friday They fell three votes short of dominating the election but would have failed in any event since their candidate is not a legal resident of state county or district C B Heidt was elected director i for a three year term polling nine votes to six for Yoder All voters had to write names in none appearing on the ballot The Ammish Mennonites are op posed to higher education none of their children attending more than grammar school and few of them completing the full eight grades School attendance is not allowed to interfere with farm or house work at home and to avoid embarrass ment from school authorities the colonies usually elect directors from among their membership of title which now is not held To Name Committee Chamberlain announced that a special committee would be named next week to revise the civil list A British king can marry with out parliaments consent but in or der for his wife to be a consort she must be a princess of royal or noble blood The king could marry a common er if he chose but if he did the marriage would be morganatic and their children would not be entitled to succeed to the throne It is probable that as a matter of courtesy King Edward would ask his parliaments approval before he married Radio Hearing Set WASHINGTON com munications commission ordered a hearing but set no date on the ap plication of Frank M Dunham for a new 100 watt radio broadcasting station at Fort Dodge FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday colder Wednesday night rising temperature in west Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy and colder snow in northeast Wednesday night Thursday fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Wednesday Maximum Tuesday 49 degrees Minimum in Night 30 degrees At 8 A M Wednesday 32 degrees Precipitation 09 degrees Sioux rose a coupe of inches but the Missouri river had dropped nearly a foot from yesterdays foot stage and was taking both the Big Sioux and Floyd waters with little trouble The center of the midwestern flood area shifted Wednesday to Williston N where a break up in the Missouri river threatened to release tons of damnedup flood water into the narrow Badland canyons 20 miles to the southeast A gigantic ice jam a few miles east of Williston held thesurging waters in check but the Missouri gave evidence of breaking up soon threatening to trap scores of fam ilies in the Badlands Unaware of Danger Air observers returning from a cruise over the threatened area re ported lowland dwellers apparent ly were unaware of the danger Minnesota highway department workers used steam pressure equip ment and dynamite to open pas sages in tightly frozen drainage ditches near Winona to open pas sages for the water to the Missis sippi river Drainage ditches nor mally capable of carrying away the runoff water were frozen to the bottom forcing the water over highways Water surrounded many Winona lowland homes when swollen creeks from nearby hills overfowed Res idents were forced to press boats in service to reach their homes Filibuster Threatened to Defeat Ship Subsidy Measure BULLETIN WASHINGTON su preme court of the District of Columia Wednesday permanently enjoined the Western Union Tele graph company from surrendering to the senate lobby committee messages sent hy the law firm of Winston Strawn and Shaw of Chicago WASHINGTON Contro versy over the senate lobby com mittees tactics flared in court Wednesday as congress headed into more dispute over ship subsidy and tax legislation An injunction against the lobby investigators blanket request for telegrams of the Chicago law firm of Winston Strawn and Shaw was asked on the grounds the constitu tion forbids unreasonable search and The committee contested the ac tion The fact one member of the firm is active in the antinew deal American Liberty league helped draw throngs to the hearing Would Widen Powers Another senate committee moved to widen the powers of the federal trade commission It approved leg islation to let the commission look into and eradicate deceptive acts and practices in A house subcommittee pressed its study of tax schedules to meet President Roosevelts request for more revenue Dispute in the open awaited introduction of tangible legislation Other developments The commerce department re ported business activity in January and February was lower than in De cember but higher than in the cor responding months a year ago Contract Is Awarded A contract for 412 new airplane engines was awarded by the war de partment to the Wright Aeronauti cal corporation Adherence to the Berne conven tion providing automatic copy rights in all signatory nations was urged by a state department spokes man Secretary Swanson cabled condol ences on the death of Admiral Earl Beatty British naval hero President Roosevelt had lunch with his mother and prepared to at tend a dinner of the little cabinet Wednesday night Ready to Filibuster Senator Clark an nounced he and others would kill the Copeland ship subsidy bill if it took a filibuster to do it Drafted after the administration called for a switch from the present indirect subsidies through ocean mail con H W BLAKESLEE tracts to Copeland outright subsidies the bill authorizes large President of Japans Pnvy Council Quits TOKIO Kotokuro Ikki president of the privy coun cil tendered his resignation to Pre mier Koki Hirota Wednesday on grounds of failing health grants for the construction and op eration of ships But Clark maintained it provided no sufficient safeguards against robbery of the government which he said had been going on under the ocean mail system Want to Make Change A house subcommittee studying President Roosevelts plan for dras tic taxes on undistributed profits of corporations wanted to make a change to encourage corporations to Cigar Never Burns but It Gives Smoke By HOWARD W BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Editor TORONTO cigar ets cigars and pipes in which the tobacco smokes taut never burns were announced Wednesday by Dr W J McCormick They smoke by electric heaters which take ad vantage of a pe culiar difference between the nico tine and the oth er s u b s t ances forming tobacco The inventor a physician who does not smoke discovered the difference while making labora tory experiments on effects of nic tine on labora tory animals He noted that the nicotine and its aromatic products in tobacco are in the form of an oil which turns into smoke at a lower tempera ture than that of burning tobacco He found that electric heaters set so as never to ignite the tobacco will convert the nicotine and aro matics into smoke Heaters of 2 Types The heaters are two types For pipes they are built into the bowls For cigars and cigarets they are holder shaped ovens into which the entire cigar or cigaret is thrust The smoker has to have his pipe or holder plugged in to a light or other electrical connection All the nicotine which the smok likes Mr McCormick says is obtained by the fireless method The he says is not quite so dense as ordinary cigaret or cigar smoke and does not seem to linger in the atmosphere in vis ible form No Unused Butts When the smoker temporarily discontinues smoking the tobacco does not continue to be consumed and give off smoke as does the cigaret on the ash there are no unused butts discarded The surprising difference is the residue left by this method The cigar cigaret or pipe tobacco re tains its same form after the fumes are liberated electrically but of course is very fragile and brittle In ordinary combustion of to bacco temperatures run up to 1800 degrees F and many chemical re actions take place Smokers have been inhaling the products of com bustion and high temperature dis tillation along with the aromatic and volatile elements of the tobac co when in reality only the latter were build up reasonable against lean years surpluses It asked the treasury for sugges tions whereby lower taxes could be levied on moderate surpluses The schedules that came from the treas ury were some committee members said they could not understand them Senator LaFollette an nounced he would attempt to broad en the presidents plan by adding a provision raising income tax rates Frank Has Nothing to Say on Report of Ouster at Wisconsin MADISON Glenn Frank told reporters Wednesday he had nothing to say concerning a story in the Madison Capital Times that he will resign or be asked to resign before the end of the college year in June Dr Frank attended a meeting of the board of regents Tuesday The session was secret and the board is sued no formal statement on what had occurred BRITAIN NOT TO ASK U S STAND Baldwin Questiontd About Defense of Canada If Attacked LONDON Minister Baldwin Wednesday answered in the negative when he was ques I tioned in the house of commons as to whether Great Britain would ask the United States if it was bound to defend Canada and the British possessions of America from foreign attacks William Leach labor party mem ber of parliament asked the prime minister whether he would ask the United States for assurance that by their interpretation of the Mon roe doctrine they will hold them selves bound to intervene to defend Canada British Guiana and the Falkland islands from armedat tack by any power or group of powers Baldwin answered No Leach then inquired whether Baldwin would reconsider his ans wer in view of the beneficial re sults a favorable reply might have on defense proposals To this question Baldwin did not reply DEMANDS THAT BRITISH HaP TO DRIVE OUT NAZIS Declares Hitler Must Be Forced to Withdraw His Troops SITUATION AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press officials said France and other powers would resign from the league of na tions unless Great Britain backs the French demands that reichs fuehrer Hitler withdraw his sol diers from the Rhineland British cabinet met in one session and called an other emergency meeting for to night to consider a solution to the grave Locarno crisis before the pact signatories meet here tomorrow and the league council Saturday for a decision reich insisting on a formal invitation to the league council session announced that under present conditions Germany would not be represent ed at the meeting even though the scene was moved from Ge neva to London nations of the little and Balkan ententes decided to support the French protest to the league of nations against Ger man reoccupation of the Rhine zone They were Czechoslovakia Yugoslavia Rumania Turkey and Greece official said Italy cannot support Great Britain and France as long as existing war sanctions are still applied to the fascist nation Paul van Zeeland told the Belgian chamber of deputies Belgium is resolved to play its part in any collective action and pledged Belgiums support of the Locarno treaty until it is replaced bv another Toll of Death Six in Explosion in Texas CORPUS CHRIST Texas The list of victims in an explosion of gasoline vapor at the Humble Oil companys refinery at Ingleside Tuesday was increased to six Wed nesday with the death of J L Franklin and J W Cline Special investigators were seek ing the cause of the explosion in a gallon tank where the men were workin REAT BRITAIN PLAYS ROLE OF CONCILIATOR With Great Britain holding the alance of power in her role as con ciliator the European crisis precip tated by Adolf Hitlers renunciation of the Locarno pact was further in Wednesday by the report id possibility of Frances abandon ment of the league of nations A high French official said his lation will quit the league unless Britain backs the demand of France hat Reichsfuehrer Hitler withdraw is troops from the Rhineland de militarized by the treaty of Ver sailles but reoccupied last Saturday by the nazis When Foreign Minister Pierrer Etienne Flandin goes to London Thursday to attend a conference of the powers signatory to the Locarno pact he will carry this warning with him France Not Alone Flandin informed sources said was prepared to inform Anthony Eden that France is not alone in adopting such a position Other powers whose policies are based on collective security and who are determined to support the French and Belgian stand before the league of nations have informed us that if the treaties seem worthless they will not hesitate to quit the one French official The reference to other powers was taken to mean in diplomatic quarters Soviet Russia and the lit tle entente Yugoslavia Czechoslo vakia and Confers With Russian It was significant that Flandin3 position was described shortly after a conference with the soviet ambas sador Potemkin French officials apparently were unanimous in declaring Britain must back Paris at this hour to prevent the death of the league of This one official said France will be satisfied with no gestures Germany must remove at least 70 per cent of her troops from the Rhineland The world must know that Germany has An evidence of what appeared to be a general feeling along the Quai DOrsay was found in the follow ing blunt firm declaration from an authoritative spokesman Know War Is Coming We know war is coming in two years anyway We might as well have it now while we are prepared The only way in which troops will leave the Rhineland is for the Locarno signatories to drive them out x x xl Britains position in holding the ;