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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 14, 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 PHESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MARCH 14 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 136 Will U S Get Caught Capital Is Skeptical on Keeping Out of War Chances By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Neu trality legislation to the contrary notwithstandi n g official sentiment in Washington is largely skeptical of Uncle Sams ability to remain on the sidelines in the event of a major overseas war It is agreed that at the out set t h e United States wiil be overwhelmin g ly against partici pation in such a conflict If it lasts long pessimists argue that American toes are sure to be stepped on a feeling will develop that the Un ted State will have no option except to fiht defensively wouldbe prot itSers will encourage this trend the ballyhoo of the initial bellige rents will have begun to take ef fect as it did the last timeand well break into the freeforall m as we then will see it Degree of Balm There may be a bit of balm in old worlds credit will be no eood in this country It already is a dozen billions in default to us A neutrality law scarcely is necessary to prevent Yankee businessmen from furnishing more supplies on tick to welshing Europe And if ttey demand and get cash for all ttiev sell there will be no duce for them to urge the United States into war to protect their fi nancial stake in it Still Europe can pay a certain amount of cash for new stuff and cash is acceptable even from a de faCoSderable then from America to the belligerents are certain on a cash basis Sales Must Be Made Under our neutrality law the the nrv is that such sales must be made not only on a cash but on j f larrv American ships j trill not be allowed to deliver con traband which can be made to m elude everything to a the belligerent is required to send i its own craft to transport Us pur1 LEAGUE COUNCIL FAVORS PARLEY Breese Completely Vindicated by 3 Judge Court ASKS HITLER TO long will Americans be content to have Yankee shipping bottled up in their home ports while foreign bottoms carry their cargoes its face todays situation Americanly speaking is not quite as bilious as in 1914 Uncle Sam has had a lesson which he may profit by Its doubtful i Money Gone Anyway Capitol Hill statesmen suggest that if there is another world war Americas last chance of getting back a cents worth of its invest ment in the 191418 strife will go glimmering That is of no consequence Amer ica will get back none of it anyway The plan of another 191418 World war debt conference has been made Phcoey And it is hare to tell who is an American militarist and who i not Pacifists want to cut down on army and navy expenditures on the ground that they are provocative Army and navy men want in creased forces to defend neu INVITATIONSTO BE MAILED OUT Hauptmann Execution Will Probably Be Held on March 31 TRENTON N to the electrocution of Bruno Rich ard Hauptmann will be mailed next Saturday Col Mark 0 Kimberling warden of the New Jersey state prison announced Saturday Barring fulfillment of his dwin dling chances for an eleventh hour respite the convicted killer of the Lindbergh baby will go to the chair the week of March at 8 p on Tuesday March 31 This formality along with Kim berlings formal notification to Rob ert Elliott official executioner and an electricians routine test of the cnairwhich is always tually will complete preparations Gov Harold G Hoffman conced ing he has no legal power to extend Hauptmanns reprieve has said the only thing likely to save the con demned man would be the disclosure of new evidence Postmaster Recommended WASHINGTON CSVRepresenta tive Edward C Eicher DIowa re commended appointment of Mrs Irene G Gatton as Oakdale Iowa postmaster ACCUSATIONS OF FORMER CLIENT HELDBASELESS Mrs Brewer Acted in Bad Faith in Prosecuting Case Decision Ruling that Mrs Helen M Brewer had totally failed to establish any case in her attempt to disbar Gar field E Breese Mason City attor ney District Judge George W Wood presiding in the three jujge court which heard the proceedings here dismissed the complaint at the close of the defendants evidence at 5 oclock Friday afternoon Following the dismissal of the case the judges filed a written opin ion in which they held not only that the accusations made by the com plainant are wholly unsustained but that Mr Breese handled the liti gation in a lawyerlike manner and with due regard for the princi ples of law involved and that the accusations made by Mrs Brewer were baseless and in bad faith and entirely lacking in good Opinion Given Following is the written opinion in full Be it remembered that the above entitled hearing came on to be heard before the undersigned court appointed by the chief justice of the supreme court of the state of Iowa to hear said matter under and pursuant to the provisions of chapter 483 of the code of 1935 said cause came on for trial at the court house in Mason City Iowa on the 10th day of March 1936 Harry Gar ret assistant attorney general and Hines Mount assistant county at torney of Cerro Gordo county Iowa as attorneys in the prosecution of the charges and Senneff Bliss and Senneff appearing for the accused And the court after hearing the evidence finds 1 That the accusations made by the complainant are wholly unsus tained 2 That there is no credible evi dence in the record to sustain said accusations or any part thereof Acted With Fidelity 3 That the accused acted with fidelity towards his then client Hel en M Brewer and the Brewer Tire Battery company and the record dislcoses nothing in the matter of steps taken by him or of things done by him in the representation of said clients in the case of A W Harroun vs the said Helen M Brewer and the Brewer Tire Bat tery company that is in any manner the subject of criticism or censure but on the contrary the court finds that the things done by the said ac cused in said litigation were done in a lawyerlike manner and with due regard for the principles of law involved 4 The court further finds that the accused throughout all his rep resentations of the said Helen M Brewer and the Brewer Tire Bat tery company gave faithful and proper representation until he was by the complainant discharged Charges 5 The court further finds that the accusations made by the com plainant were baseless and in bad faith and entirely lacking in good faith It is therefore ordered ad judged decreed and found that the accusations be dismissed and that the accused be and is hereby ac quitted All of the undersigned concur in the foregoing findings and entry Witness our hands this 13th day of March A D 1936 George Wood W L Eichendorf P J Judges who sat as a court to hear and decide the charges against ac cused pursuant to appointment by the chief justice of the supreme court of Mr Mount came into the case on appointment by Mr Garrett as provided by statute in the handling of disbaiment proceedings No Arguments Given The decision of the judges wan given immediately after the close of the evidence Judge Wood stat ing arguments would not be neces sary inasmuch as the case involved only questions of fact Immediately after the decision was announced members of the bar and other friends crowded around to congratulate Mr Breese His Lawyer Vindicated GAKFIELD BREESE district to testify to the character and integrity of Mr Breese The three others Judge M F Edwards Judge M H Kepler and Judge Jos eph Clark appeared earlier in the trial Bar members who testified con cerning Mr Breeses high standing integrity and good character were Ralph Stanbery president of the Cerro Gordo County Bar associa tion Earl Smith T G McDermott H J Bryant L C Dibble and J C Robinson Employed is Attorneys Wesley G Henke Charles City and F A Ontjes Mason City both of whom were employed as attor neys by Mrs Brewer in the action for rent brought against her by A W Harroun were called to testify for Mr Breese Friday afternoon Mr Henke had drawn up the accu sations against Mr Breese for Mrs Brewer It was in connection with a pleading which Mr Breese filed for Mrs Brewer in the Harroun case that Mrs Brewer swore out the ac cusation against the local attorney Would Have to Pay Both Mr Ontjes and Mr Henke slated that although the method which Mr Breese chose to plead Mrs Brewers defense was not the only method it was a sound pro cedure Any method they agreed with Attorney Senneff would ultimately result in Mrs Brewers having to pay Mr Harroun rent for the five month period from Feb 1 to July 1 1933 during which she occupied the Harroun building without pay ingrent TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Cioucy with rain or snow in central and east portions Saturday nijjht and in extreme east Sunday fiomcnhat warmer in central and east portions Sat urday night MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in east and north somewhat warmer in east Saturday night Sunday partly cloudy except snow in northeast in IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 38 Above Minimum in Night 23 Above At 8 A M Saturday 30 Above Snowfall 23 of an Inch Precipitation 03 of an Inch WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO outlook for the period of March 16 to 21 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Snow or rain Tuesday Thursday and Friday temperatures near normal RISING MERCURY ADDS TO FLOOD MENACE IN IOWA Big Sioux Falls While Other Rivers Mount in Northwest DES MOINES Big Sioux river flood eased off a little Saturday at Sioux City but to the south the Little Sioux and Maple rivers washed higher along their courses in Monona and Harrison counties Warming weather did not help the flood situation and a forecast of rising temperatures along with rain or snow increased the flood threat for much of the state The Big Sioux its crest apparent ly passed receded gradually at Sioux City after floodinghundreds of acres of farm land to the north and washing round three score homes at Stevens S just across the river north from River side Sioux City suburb Flood at Crest The flood at its crest Friday night was an inch higher than the previ ous record set May 13 1927 Akron 30 miles upstream reported the riv er down a foot from its crest there reached Friday The Missouri river which had been falling steadily here for several days rose slightly Friday night as the Big Sioux unloaded into it Up river however the Missouris level continued falling Onawa though six miles from the west fork of the Little Sioux report ed the flood has washed up to the citys outskirts driving two more families from their homes More than 400 square miles of land is un der water along the Little Sioux Big Sioux and Maple rivers and more than 100 families have been made refugees in Onawa territory alone Only Once Before Only once before in 1881 has a flood washed across the flat lands around Onawa right to its door Temperatures Saturday ranged a little above normal and the weather man said they probably would stay that way over the weekend The Big Sioux flood at Sioux City caught many river bank dwellers unaware Friday night requiring po licemen to rescue them in boats Among the refugees was a mother and her newlyborn baby Eastern Floods Subside Flood waters of the east still menacing many communities sub sided slowly Saturday after taking a known toll of 24 lives in 48 hours Remaining in the path of danger were the Wyoming valley of Penn sylvania where the Susquehanna river raged a portion of the Hud son valley in New York state scat tered parts of New England and the maritime Canada Thirteen of the dead were lost in eastern Canada five of them chil dren of one family who were swept away with their home in Quebec Friday night North Iowa continued free from any immediate flood menace A light snow that fell Friday night was rapidly melting under a bright sun Saturday The minimum tem perature in Mason City during the night was 23 above zero Officers Seeking Word of Two Cresco Youths DES MOINES investiga tion bureau asked Iowa officers to be on the lookout Saturday for Iva dore Becker 14 and Laverne Beck er 12 missing from their home at Cresco Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 What nation led the for drastic action against Ger many the past week 2 Why did John D M Hamil ton resign as aide to Chairman Fletcher of the republican na tional committee 3 What West Virginia senator charged politics figured in relief work in his state 4 What monarch hinted he might marry 5 What candidate received the republican majority in New Hampshires presidential pri mary 6 What famous eye specialist who operated on the king of Siam died 7 Who were elected directors of the Mason City school board 8 What happened to Arthur W Cutten Chicago grain trader 9 What Independence boy killed his brother and critically injured his sister 10 An explosion wrecked the municipal waterworks pumping station at what North Iowa town ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 Elkader Jury Deliberates Thomsen Fate in Slaying office was likewise besieged Sat urday by persons extending their congratulations Among the final witnesses for the defense was Judge T A Beard ELKADER JP A Clayton county jury at oclock Satur day afternoon began its deliberation in the Thomas Thomsen manslaugh ter case The case was given to the jury at oclock after the attorneys for the state and defense completed their final pleas followed by the courts instruction but the jurors took a lunch recess before conven ing in secret session An early verdict was expected Thomsen prominent Elkader at torney and Legion official was more the last of four judges in this cnarged with the fatal shooting of Clayton Elkader Jimmie Jacobsen 24 a county farmhand at the fairgrounds here last night Thomsen who is secretary of the fair association claimed that he was performing his duty and that he merely fired two snots into the air in an effort to frighten Jacob sen and two other youths with him because they were creating a dis turbance He said he did not realize he fired the third shot is claimed caused Jacobsens death The state contended Thomsen was negligent and reckless in the use of a deadly weapon WIPES OUT ONE OF LAST SAVINGS F R Begins Drafting Plans for Relief Spending in Next Year WASHINGTON wip ing out one of the last savings ef fected by the economy act of 1933 President Roosevelt Saturday be gan drafting his recommendation of how much to spend for relief in the next fiscal year The savings eliminated had been brought about by reductions in sick and annual leave of government workers The president signed bills providing that permanent employes now shall have 26 days annual va cation temporary employes 30 days and all employes 15 days of sick leave No Hint of Amount There was no hint from the white house as to the figure being written into the relief measure One billion has been mentioned as a minimum the United States conference of mayors has asked more than twice that The recommendation will go to congress before Mr Roosevelt leaves next Thursday to fish off Florida Other developments Three members of the senate lobby committee were served with subpenas in the injunction suit brought by William Randolph Hearst the publisher to block com mittee seizure of his telegrams Williams Phillips acting secre tary of state announced the United States and five South American na tions would extend diplomatic rec ognition to the new government of Paraguay Tax Bill Not Ready A week of discussion behind closed doors on the explosive issue of taxes ended with legislation still far from formulated A house tax subcommittee had succeeded in reaching tentative agreement on one point in the pro gram by which President Roosevelt hopes to raise more than 000 a year to finance the new farm program and bonus prepayment cost The schedule favored by the com mitteemen was an attempt to raise through taxes on un distributed corporation profits and yet encourage corporations to keep moderate surpluses for rainy days Start at 15 Per Cent The tax would start at 15 per cent on the first 10 per cent of net income put into surplus From there it would range upward to 55 per cent on all over 30 per cent Original administration suggestions contemplated rates averaging 33 per cent on all undistributed pro fits Sentiment adverse to levying new processing taxes as asked by the administration appeared today among some legislators They be lieved that such levies carrying with them the possibility of in creases in the cost of commodities might be unwise in a campaign year The senate lobby committees in quiry storm tossed in recent weeks produced a new repercussion The Veterans of Foreign Wars removed George K Brobeck its legislative representative on the ground that recent testimony showed he engag ed in lobbying activities on the side for utility interests METEOR SHOOTS ACROSS SKY AND LIGHTS UP NIGHT Rattles N J Windows and Then Vanishes Over Ocean NEWARK N flaming meteor so near the earth that it rattled windows and awoke many persons from slumber shot across the sky over central New Jersey early Saturday and then vanished apparently into the Atlantic ocean The speeding object lighted up the countryside for many miles and was visible in buildings as far as Wash ington D approximately 225 miles away Air tremors from the fiery body were reported felt many miles north and south of Newark Policemen on their rounds told of seeing a vivid blue and white flash in the sky followed some min utes later by deep rumbling ag of firing of cannon on a distant bat tlefield Sees Brilliant Light J Templeton an United Airlines pilot flying a plane to Newark air port from Cleveland said that soon after a he saw a brilliant light overhead that blotted out the light of the moon He feared at first the flash would envelop his plane but it quickly disappeared in an easterly direction over the Atlantic ocean It was the whitest light 1 ever he said Don Johnson Eastern Airlines pilot reported by wireless to the airport that he saw a great ball of light at a as he was flying over Virginia Like Burning Rock It seemed like he said with a red core and a blue He thought it struck the ground somewhere near Lawrence ville Va Residents of Trenton reported see ing the light almost directly over the city It was so brilliant that street lights were dim by contrast An Ewing township policeman Howard Morris said the police sta tion there shook and he saw a frag ment of the meteor falling earth ward Trail of Light A trail of light he said enabled him to follow the descent of the fragment and note the spot where it hit the earth A search of the scene later proved fruitless however Ew ing township is on the Delaware river near Trenton Windows at the state hospital in Trenton were rattled by the passage of the meteor and the light was de scribed as bright as State police at Hammonton and Scotch Plains more than 50 miies apart told of seeing the bluish white flash followed seven or eight minutes by a terrifying rumble Vanishes Over Sea Asbury Park police reported they noted the passage of some bright light from the sudden lighting up of the police headquarters but before they could get a good glimpse of the meteor it had vanished over the sea Patrolman Edward Connor of Ocean township near Asbury Park was makinghis rounds when he noted a big ball of It explod ed in he said like a sky It got so light you could pick up a pin on the In Hackensack the phenomenon was described as seeming like an explosion far to the east or south east Buildings shook at Paterson Newark Perth Amboy and Eliza beth ON THE INSIDE MAYOK LaGUARDIA LaGuardias 5 Strike Arbitrators Seek End ON PAGE 2 Disbarment Hearing Subject of Editorial ON PAGE 4 Farm Experiment Group to Hear Godfrey Talk ON PAGE 8 European Issues Are Discussed by Byers ON PAGE 4 Mason City Lakers in Sectional Finals ON PAGE 9 Mrs Vanderbilt Held Immoral in Charges ON PAGE 11 Democrats ReAffirm Support of Roosevelt ON PAGE 16 200 FASCISTS IN SPAIN ARRESTED Leaders of Rioting Mobs Whc Burned Church Buildings Are Sought MADRID Spanish police ar rested 200 fascists Saturday in cluding members of the executive committee of the Spanish fascist or ganization as they sought the lead ers of rioters who burned church buildings in down town Madrid Fri day Headingthe list of persons taken into custody was Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera son of the late dic tator and leader of the fascist party De Rivera and the committee members were held on the charge 01 failing to furnish authorities witt a list of names and adresses of members of their party As the police drive to prevent re currence of the disturbances was launched two churches were in ruins and the buildings of the monarchist newspaper La Nacion was de stroyed Shenandoari Barber Takes His Own Life S H E N A N D 0 A H JP Eckles 70 barber here for many years ended his life with a gun ear ly Saturday in his barber shop Rodney Pace Arraigned Hearing Set Wednesday INDEPENDENCE Pace 16 was arrainged Saturday in district court here on charge of murder filed as result of the fatal shooting of his brother Ogden 18 here Tuesday evening Arraignment was on county at torneys true information filed by Ray Kremer and Judge R W Has ner set hearing for 10 a m Wed nesday March 18 The court ap pointed Paul Smith former county attorney counsel for the young de fendant Pace appeared in court in custody of Sheriff August W Hammelman apparently the least concerned of the group assembled He had learned only a few hours before of the death of the brother ne shotwhen the latter chanced on an attempt of Rodney Pace to attack their young sister Thurza 13 Ogden Pace one of twin sons of Mrs Myrtle Pace died early Wed nesday as result of two rifle bullet wounds The girl who had been struck down by a blow from the blunt side of a hatchet is reported improving at a hospital here She has regained consciousness but does not remem ber any of the tragedy DISCUSS CRISIS FACING EUROPE France Hints Desire for Military Agreement With Britain SITUATION AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press League of nations council met in London to find a solution to the LocarnoRhineland quan dary France hinted she might with draw a demand for sanctions against Germany if she can ob tain a military agreement with Great Britain Great Britain sought a means for conciliation before acceding to league action against Chan cellor Hitler Germany gave no direct indi cation or yielding from her stand for complete sovereignty over all the reich The German foreign office dis closed a scheme for a chain of pillbox fortifications in the Rhineland By ASSOCIATED PRESS A gesture of friendliness was ex tended to militant and rearmed Germany by the league of nations council Saturday in an effort to avert trouble over the reichs re occupation of the Rhineland In the face of a warning by France that urgently brutal deci sive measures might prove nec essary to insure her own safety the council decided to ask Chancellor Adolf Hitler to talk the matter over on an amicable basis Sitting in the scarlet and gold drawing room of historic St James palace in London the delegates to the council meeting heard Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden of Great Britain assure Germany of fullest cooperation in the building of a new peace structure Grim Implications Seen The grim implications of the sit uation created by Germanys dis patching of troops into the zone de militarized by the Versailles treaty which ended the World status quo being confirmed by the violated Locarno em phasized by France and Belgium They joined in a demand that the league condemn the reich as a breaker of treaties Eden agreed that an incontestable breach of treaties has been but in a conciliatory vein added the peace of Europe depended on the wisdom of the councils France unbent enough members of that countrys delegation said to consider abandonment of a demand for sanctions against Germany if she could obtain a definite military agreement with Britain A spokes man emphasized however that the nations must adhere to the Locarno pact of 1923 French Hint Force The councils invitation decided on in private session followed a dramatic hint from French Foreign Minister PierreEtienne Flandin at a public session that France might find brutal decisive measures necessary His speech was interpreted in some quarters to mean that France still considered she would be justi fied by the Locarno pact into mov ing into the Rhineland by force if necessary The council expressed the hope that Hitlers representative would be in London in time for a public session Monday Great Britain though pessimistic sought a final loophole of concilia tion before acceding to positive league action against der fuehrer Germany gave no direct indica tion of yielding from her stand for total armed sovereignty over all of the reich Scheme of Fortifications The reichs foreign office organ disclosed a scheme for a chain of pillhox fortifications in the Rhineland which may take years to build Troops remained in the Rhenish garrisons they occupied last weekend Reichschancellor Hitler turned toward another speech Saturday night atMunich with many believ ing he would emphasize his reich tag and Karlsruhe stand His economics minister Dr Hjalmar Schacht was reported in Paris to have sent an envoy to France seeking a French promise to hold up the sanctions demand in return for efforts to persuade der fuehrer to evacuate the Rhine French official sources however showed little inclination to negoti ate on such a basis Ames Fire Ixss AMES fire loss for February was reported at by Fire Chief L R Morris ;