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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 12, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MARCH THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 134 Fish Views Confusing AntiRed Alarmist Considers Self as Liberal REPORT FRENCH MAY ACT By CHARLES P STEWAKT A S H I N G T O N C P cause he is so ve hement an anti red alarmist Rep resentative Ham ilton Fish of New York has the reputation of being an ultra conservative But he believes he is a liberal And decidedly against the con sensus of opinion among his con gressional associ ates I agree with him For example it seems to me that he demonstrated an extraordinary degree of open mindedness considering how anti radical he is when he recently ox pressed approval of the Columbia Broadcasting Systems policy in granting free tune to Secretary Earl Browder of the American com munist party As an outstanding anti to ev erything communistic the New Yorker was chosen to answer Brow dor which he did Me disputed Browders assertions in every par ticular but voiced his satisfaction that a chance had been afforded to the red spOkeman to address the country It proved he said that free speech exists in the United States Right to Say This is not the attitude of a re actionary It is an intelligent attitude too Fish could not have made so effec tive an anticommunistic radio talk if he had not been preceded by be replied to and de molished As Voltaire remarked I dissent from every word you say but Ill fisht to the death in defense of your right to say A few years ago Congressman was quoted in favor of ma rooning communists on sn island Insular isolation for folk one deosnt like is not a new idea but there was something especially spe cific and intriguing in this particu lar hint and I interviewed the New Yorker on the subject Why an Island I inquired an island I said the congressman rr especial brief for an island fur ther than that it i convenient From a restricted area on the mainland there would be continual escapes A destroyei constantly cruising round and round an is land would make escapes impos But why not kill em I quer ied The congressman looked shocked Ir the first he explained I dont want to martyrize them Aside from that it would be in human Communism is a contagious dis smallpox A smallpox patient must be quarantined But kill him Horri ble Laugh It Off Suppose however that the com munist patients marooned on their island should fall to quarreling among themselves In that said Congress man Fish I believe that civiliza tion would have its best laugh in Thus Congressman Fish wants to j reason and laugh communism out of i to try to squelch it by j violence The congressman was a pioneer in the campaign for old age pen sions A socalled conservative he fought for many new deal plans before the j new deal evolved them But he has that antired complsx The radicals do not realize that he is at least a liberal the conserva tives do not realize that he is not much of a conservative Mayors Urge 2 Billion More for Work Relief HEARST GOES TO T TO FIGHT LOBBY PROBERS Holt Sees Probe of WPA in West Virginia as Sham WASHINGTON addi tional for work relief was suggested to President Roose velt Thursday as charges of pol j itics in the work program engaged the senate Mayor Fiorello H LaGuardia of j New York made the relief recom mendation on behalf of the United States conference of mayors He said the men who are on the job and know conditions say that much will be needed in the year beginning July 1 j The mayors conference em bracing the heads of the 100 largest I cities of the country said it was unanimous in indorsing the policy of work relief as opposed to the dole and likewise unanimous on the necessity for continuing WPA Holt Seeks Floor Senator Holt W sought an opportunity to answer Harry L I Hopkins report of no foundation on Holts charge that the WPA in his state is politics ridden He called the Hopkins inquiry a sham and I In still another controversy Wilj liam Randolph Hearst went to court in an effort to keep the senate lobby committee from getting a copy of a telegram sent to one of his editors Chief Justice Alfred A Wheat who Wednesday enjoined the tele graph company from turning over to the committee telegrams sent and received by the Chicago law firm of Winston Strawn and Shaw refused to sign an immediate1 re straining order on the Hearst re quest He said he preferred to hear the case on its merits Tivo Cases Differ Wheat said the Hearst case dif fered from the Strawn firm case in that Hearst named one specific tel egram The Strawn firm won a blanket injunction against deliver ing all telegrams over a period of Attacks Hopkins Talks About Spring Tonic IOWA CITY J Teeters veteran dean of the Univer sity of Iowa pharmacy college mixed a spring tonic here Thursday but he didnt take it All you he said is a dash of supersti tion mixed with a couple of por tions ounk you f the f that knov pure then it for pal of feeling spring RUSH D MOLT HOFFMAN NOT TO GRANT REPRIEVE Makes Announcement Last Day He Can Legally Act for Hauptmann TRENTON N GoV Har old G Hoffman announced Thurs last day on which he can legally reprieve Bruno Richard he has no inten tion now of again staying execu tion which is set for the week of March 30 Through his press aide William S Conklin the governor said his statement of January 17 in which I Anything bitter increases the flow hfsaid there would be no further of digestive juices and sharpens the NORTHWESTERN IOWAS FLOODS KEEP MOUNTING Report Traffic North of Albert Lea Blocked by Snowstorm DES MOINES march wind herded the clouds from Iowas skies Thursday flood waters mounted in the northwest section rolling out over wide areas of land in Monona and Harrison counties while the northeast got another dose of snow drifted roads While the snow was not heavy Charles City measuring an inch and Dubuque a little more the wind piled it up and at New Hamp ton four foot drifts blocked high way 63 ami forced postponement of funeral services for Modesta Hentges Alta Vista girl In western Iowa along the forks of the Little Sioux river and the Maple river which converge south east of Onawa in Monona county nearly 100 farm families feld from their homes late Wednesday Schools Are Closed At Turin where several homes have been flooded all week a North Western railroad crew labored to save a crumbling roadbed from the Maple rivers flood A thousand feet of Milwaukee track near Grant Cen ter washed out Hornick Rodney Ticonie and Kennebec all reported floods wash ing at their lowlands Several rural and produce a miraculous new zest ancj consolidated schools in this area Union Chiefs Turn Down Compromise on Rehiring fever The ingre dients have changed little in W J TEETERS 75 years although the names of the products including them have Hence people still are looking for something in a bottle which will cure spring fever No ones had much more success in producing it however than they have in pro ducing a remedy for that other af fliction which attacks the young of the species when the breezes turn I believe it is Take Dose of Sulphur A half century ago the dean said Children and grownups alike re moved their sacks of supposed to ward off winters took a generous dose of sulphur and molasses to tone up the system and followed with sassafras tea to com plete the job It was pure superstition and bunkr he said to think this ac cumulation of remedies or any oth er would improve the general health Do Some Good But these old remedies and even some of the new patented ones sometimes do the person who takes them some good The reason is sim ple Most of the tonics of yesterday bitter So are those of today reprieve still stands and I have never indicated any I have no intention at the pres ent he said of granting closed because rural children were isolated by flood waters River observers gave up trying to predict what the Little Sioux branches and the Maple river would do With their headwaters in the area of heavy snow in northwest Iowa the streams are called on to bear a heavy burden of thaw water i appetite Some also were and are I Though temperatures fell below months ElijjJia Hanson attorney for explained he would have Hauptmanns counsel clung to the idea he still has a fighting chance if the governor will ques tion Dr John F fJafsie Condon Defense hopes it was indicated were largely dependent uponthe possibility that the planned ques Western Union file an answer in toning of Dr John F Condon now the rt so that the case could be returning from a vacation cruise to heard un its merits as soon as posi dcveiop some impor Other developments President Roosevelt told a sen ate committee he would make of emergency funds avail able for crop production loans ef fective March 20 and more money up to as War Supply The senate appropi 5 com mittee rejected to Flet cher amendment to 1 de tant new evidence in the case Buy Highway Bonds MARENGO White Phillips company of Davenport bid 1 per cent and paid a premi um in purchasing an issue of Iowa county primary highway refunding bonds Lewis Predicts Demo Platform Will Throw Out New Deal Policies WASHINGTON attempt by antinew deal democrats to adopt a party platform so critical of ad ministration policies that President Roosevelt would be forced to re pudiate his policies or decline re nomination was forecast Thursday by Senator Lewis Lewis said this was the objective of such new deal critics as former Governor Ely of Massachusetts former Senator Reed of Missouri and former Governor Smith of New York Milo Reno Condition Shows Improvement EXCELSIOR SPRINGS Renos physician reported a slight improvement in the condition yf the Iowa farm leader seriously ill here with rheumatism following infuenza partment supply bill providing to continue work on the Florida ship canal JLhe Passama quoddy project in Maine and three other projects started with WPA It approved the bill provid ing for an army of men The United States concluded a leciprocal trade agreement with Nicaragua The home loan bank board re ported real estate foreclosures in j January were per cent less than in the same month a year ago The president called a conference of his housing aides Too Damn Hopkins made public Wednesday night a report saying there was no foundation for Holts charges that ihere was politics ridden He aid that not a man obtained a WPA job through politics Moreover the WPA report said subscriptions were taken among employes in the Parkersburg W office to pay expenses of broadcasting a speech by Holt Holt replied that Hopkins was too damn dumb to know what is going On the other side of capitol hill a subcommittee working in secret was said to be veering toward a brand new schedule of taxes on un distributed profits of corporations If a corporation put 10 per cent of its profits into surplus the tax on this surplus would be 10 per cent If it put more ttJftjsTie would rise until it reachedwir per cent on all over 35 per cent 620 Million a Year Advocates of this schedule said a year could be raised as demanded by President Roose velt and yet corporations still would be able to lay something by for a rainy Another Washington development was a further step by the federal bureau of investigation in its drive against crime It asked police throughout the country to hold for investigation all arrested persons whose fingertips were mutilated This is an effort to capture Alvin Karpis and others known to have burned or cut their fingers in an attempt to make their fingerprint records useless The bureau also is seeking to have dentists keep uniform records of all work done on patients as an aid to government identification er taken in large quantities of warm water and a couple of quarts of warm water probably would be good for Though the dean pointed out that most of the tonics generally contain a considerable quantity of alcohol he said he doubted if many persons took them for that reason Of he added there al ways have been people who could drink a tonic but wouldnt think of touching forts Defeat Ship Subsidy The senate Wednesday passed the treasurypostoffice ap propriation bill after eliminating a house item for continu ing ocean mail subsidy contracts The bill now goes to conference for action on the subsidy and other amendments There was no record vote either on the bill or the subsidy elimina tion Hot debate however preceded the subsidy action It left the im pression that should new ship sub sidy legislation not be enacted the money would be provided in a later deficiency bill Pleads for Restoration The vote came within a minute after a plea from Senator White for restoration of the sum to carry on the subsidy which has in part supported the merchant ma rine aince 1928 The appropriation was attacked by Senators Black and Glass as an indirect sub sidy while they favored payment of any subsidy directly White said he conceded that the ocean mail contracts were an in direct subsidy of the merchant marine but I deny they are dishon est or fraudulent MADRID POLICE GUARD IS SLAIN Unsuccessful Attempt Made to Assassinate Leader of Socialists MADRID police guard was shot and killed Thursday during a daring but unsuccessful attempt to assassinate Prof Louis Jiminez Asua one of the leading socialists of Spain The attempted assassination was part of the bitter warfare between rightists and leftists which is spread ing through Spain in a vast con flagration Policemen Gisbert bodyguard for Professor Jiminez was hit by five j river in northeast Iowa eyed the bullets when he interposed himself as a shield in of the socialist deputy He died in a hospital Jim inez was unhurt Police arrested six men including four brothers and charged them with the assassina tion freezing Wednesday night the run off was slowed but little and the floods continued coursing along heading down into Harrison county and on to the Missouri river Light Snows Fall Light snows intermixed with rain fell over much of the north part of the state Wednesday night Charles City where the Cedar river Is mounting steadily measured an inch and a low temperature of 22 degrees The weather bureau here pre dicted freezing temperatures for all the state Thursday night fore casting a 15 above minimum for the north half and 20 above for the south Clearing skies Thursday the weatherman said would be followed by increasing cloudiness and warmer weather Friday with a pos sibility of rain or snow in the north east j Railroad service over the basins j of the Little Sioux and Maple rivers was badly disrupted The Illinois Central canceled service between Cherokee and Onawa because stretches of its roadbed were deemed unsafe The Milwaukee re routed its Sioux CityDes Moines service over the North Western to Missouri Valley and thence to Arion Worst Since 1919 Monona county officials said the flood is the worst in the county since 1919 Towns and cities along the Cedar Believed Monarchists All the men arrested were be lieved to be monarchists Six civil guards the state police of Spain blocked a mob of fascists which tried to force its way into Premier Azanas office The six guards lined up across the main entrance of the ministerial building on Castellana boulevard and warned the demonstrators that they would shoot to kill unless the mob backed away The fascists withdrew reluctantly shouting death to all communists Fascist Student Dies A fascist student Emilio Bello leill died Thursday of wounds he re ceived Tuesday He was the second student to die in the present dis orders Classes were suspended at the University of Madrid in order to avoid further clashes Extremists made new attacks on churches Wednesday night at Gran da but police were successful in breaking up the mob stream with apprehension Thursday as it continued mounting Waterloo was ready to evacuate endangered families At Spencer near the headwaters of the east fork of the Little Sioux the river flooded its bottom lands which boded no good for down stream areas already flood harassed Sioux City reported its Floyd river flood still receding but 300 refugees remained barred from their homes To the north of Sioux City the Big Sioux river was flooding a wide area of lowland The Des Moines river also was rising standing near bankfull all along its course Mason City with a low reading of 20 degrees above zero early Thurs day figured the snowfall of Wed nesday at onefourth of an inch The maximum temperature Wednes day was 35 above Snowstorm to North That a severe snowstorm was raging 50 miles to the north block ing all traffic north of Albert Lea Austin and Rochester was the in formation received here by F R Fockler local manager of the Jef ferson Transportation company Russes were in operation in all FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night Friday increasing cloudiness and warmer possibly rain or snow in northeast section MINNESOTA Unsettled snow probable in north portion Thurs day night and Friday and in south Friday rising temperature Friday and In northwest Thurs day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 35 Above Minimum in Night 20 Above At 8 A M Thursday 23 Above Snowfall 25 of an Inch Precipitation 04 of an Inch March showed its seamy side Wednesday Temperatures dropped snow fell wind blew For a time Wednesday typical blizzard condi tions prevailed Thursday dawned clear but there was a brisk and chilly wind out of the northwest Demand That in New York All Get Old Jobs Back NEW YORK offer by representatives of the realty inter ests to compromise with union lead ers on the one apparent obstacle to settlement of New Yorks building workers strike met with swift re jection Thursday William D Rawlins executive secretary of the realty advisory board expressed a willingness to ar bitrate the question as to whether replacement workers should be re tained as permanent employes I wouldnt compromise that question on any said James j Bambrick local head of the build ing service employes union on a 5050 basis or a 90 to 10 basis The proposal is unAmerican and con temptible In 5 years I never have heard of anything Every man must return to his former Bambrick said We cannot even discuss the ques Bambrick Is Optimistic Rawlins was optimistic howevei about settlement of the strike and expressed eagerness to continue the parley which broke up early Thursday after an allnight session Further indication that settle ment on the walkout was near came from the agreement by both sides to name Ferdinand Sillcox head of the United States forestry service and former head of the New York Employing Prinlers association as the impartial arbitrator when nego tiations reach that stage Arbitration however cannot start until the deadlock on reem ployment of strikers is broken Other strike developments NEWARK N James A Mof fit U S labor department concilia tor said chances were good for set tlement of the building service em ployes strike as both sides were in a mutually conciliatory Efforts at Standstill PHILADELPHIA Efforts to end a meat truckers strike were at a standstill after six major packers refused to negotiate AKRON Ohio Officials of the striking United Rubber Workers union agreed upon a mass meeting Saturday to consider the Goodyear Rubber companys peace plan CINCINNATI Ohio The Con tainer Corporation of America no tified 400 employes of a decision to close its plant because of vandal ism in its mill agitation and threats of strikes and Agree With Operators BOSTON Picketing was contin ued by striking lady garment workers after employes of si shops reached agreements with operators ALTON Signing of a two year contract sent ISO women gar ment workers back to work after a three weeks walkout FRESNO Six hundred of 100 students at the Edison technical high school deserted their classes after drawing up a list of 15 griev ances ST HELENS Four hundred students who had returned to classes on a promise that Superintendent J R Austin would be retained walk ed out again charging the school board failed to keep its promise ON THE INSIDE RODNEY PACE With Police Captain John Derre berry of Dubuque Murder Charge to Be Filed Against Youth ON PAGE 2 State Cage Contests Under Way Over Iowa ON PAGE 13 Gains in Iowa Night Are Expected ON PAGE 4 Approved WPA Project to Put 100 Men to Work ON PAGE 15 directions out of Mason City except north said Mr Fockler Trains from the north were sev eral hours late andthere was talk of cancelling operations if condi tions became worse 3 KILLED WHEN TRAIN HITS CAR Two Men and Woman Vic tims at Grade Crossing Near Albert Lea ALBERT LEA men and a woman were killed early Thursday when their automobile was struck by a Rock Island pas senger train at a grade crossing a halfmile north of the city One of the men was identified as George Price about 40 of Albert Lea Papers found on the other bore the name of Alfred H Riebe about 40 Winona Minn The woman was Miss Monica Groff 22 Albert Lea The accident occurred at a grade crossing on a side road running to the Wilson Packing company plant from a highway paralleling the railroad track The passenger train running about an hour behind schedule from the Twin Cities to Chicago crashed into the car and carried it several feet before it wag tossed off the railway embankment into a lake channel 15 feet below Employes at the packing plant liped their cars on both sides of the channel which connects two lakes to provide light as workmen hoisted the machine to the surface The three bodies were found inside the car Japan Arrests Three as Suspected Spies Russians in Protest TOKIO GP Friction between the soviet embassy and the Tokio government and a fresh outbreak of Japans spy suspicions arose Thursday as the twofold aftermath of the Feb 26 military rebellion and assassinations Russian Ambassador Constantine Youreneff protested to the Japanese foreign office against the arrests of three Japanese employed as inter preters in the soviet embassy on suspicion of violating the military secrets protection PARLEY DECIDES HITLERS MOVE VIOLATED PACTS French in Ultimatum and Germany in Threat to Drop Peace Offer By CHARLES P NUTTER Copyright by The Associated conference of Lo carno treaty signatories decided Thursday night that Germanys acts in moving troops into the Rhineland constitutes a clear violation of ar ticles 42 and 43 of the Versailles treaty and the Locarno A French virtual to Germany to demilitarize the Rhine land a German threat to withdraw peace proposals if other powers sup port this demand and a British con tention that Great Britain may tie forced to support France to the lim it had rocked the international con ference directed toward peace in Europe An authoritative British source described the German threat as an absolute bombshell making the si tuation now desperately Single Handed Action A high source said that the French were hinting that single handed action against Germany might be necessary if no agreement were reached at the conference The British said they would exert every effort to restrain France but that in view of the new German pronouncement they were swinging to the French attitude that Hitler appeared in the light of a treaty breaker holding a position compar able to the kaisers scrap of paper attitude in 1914 Germany announced that Hitler would withdraw his peace pro posals and that Germany would I isolate herself if the other powers try to force Germany to cede any of her sovereign as those of moving troops wherever she chooses in Germany British Hopes Fade It was indicated that the British position of mediator between France and Germany had become almost impossible without some gesture ol conciliation on the part of Reichs fuehrer Hitler The British had been hoping des perately for an indication from Ger many of a willingness to allow for a margin of leeway in order to give the British a talking point in their attempt to soften the stiff French attitude Now with that vital element lack ing the British said they felt they might be forced to support France to the limit in view of Germanys stubborn threat of It was stated that the French delegation to the present conference of treaty signatories wag ready to go back to Paris if no agreement was reached here Insist on Removal The French were understood to be insisting absolutely on the re moval of German troops from the Rhineland It was stated that they might at ttmpt to close the German frontier I in confidence that their military and natural strength was so great that Hitler eventually would be forced to yield on the Rhineland issue British statesmen conferring jvith the French Belgians and Ital ians sought to hold a middle course to preserve the peace The French agreeing with the British desire of exploring all av enues toward a solution of ths crisis were said to base their agreement however on the contingency that Hitler remove his troops from the Rhine and place the Rhineland back on its demilitarized basis Adamant on Principle It was understood that the French were adamant over the principle in volved in tearing up the Locarno treaty The fate of the Saturday session of the league of nations council was uncertain as the representatives of the four nations went into session in the old cabinet room of the for eign office It was said there was little like lihood for the scheduled meeting at 11 a m Saturday if no agreement should be reached today As a matter of fact no council meeting of any sort will be held un less the Locarno powers agree to the course of action to be pursued concerning the Rhineland Keep Street Open While the conferees talked of the political situation crowds gathered in Downing street police both afoot and mounted went on duty to keep the thoroughfare open The French delegation was said to have informed the British 1 France is ready to negotiate with Hitler the minute he moves his troops back from the Rhine 2 The French are certain that if Hitler is allowed to go unpunished ;