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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 2, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS lEASED WIRE SEKV1CE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 178 Bad Breaks for G O P Democrats Opposed to New Deal Are at Fault By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON re publican high command is being laughed at by democrats and bitterly blamed by many repub licans for having created a brain trust of the G 0 own to aid the national committee in for mulating a cam paign policy There is a cer tain amount of injustice in the charge that this was a piece of rank stupidity The complaint all along has been that the republicans havent had an they have done nothing except find fault with the new deal without offering a substitute for it Now when Chairman Fletcher of the national committee surrounds himself with a board of experts to frame something constructive for him his latest procedure is vari ously condemned and laughed at as a worse mistake than ever Out of Luck The republican bosses are out of luck rather than unintelligent They did not foresee that their board of experts immediately would be dubbed a brain Maybe they should have foreseen it but even so they needed the experts They are unlucky too in having the uninvited friendship of certain folk who are trying to help them They are not responsible for the American Liberty league or for the TalmadgeKirby southern constitu tionalists activities These outfits undoubtedly are improving presi dent Roosevelts prospects and the G O p committee cannot prevent them from doing so Lacks Mass The Liberty league assuredly is not a popular organization It has considerable money but what are its few millions in com parison with the administrations billions in relief funds It turns out what looks as if it should be an ex cellent line of publicity but it lacks mass appeal ad dressed too much to the ultrapros perous possibly The leagues big dinner of a few months ago at which Al Smith made his take a walk speech to day is republicanly recognized as having been a Roosevelt vote mak er It was an unpopularly swallow tail function for one thing and was widely so advertised Moreover Al Smith has won the reputation of a grouch he isnt the Al of and even then he was beaten Pictures Boomerang The TalmadgeKirby groups schemeof broadcasting pictures of Mrs Roosevelt attending a gather ing of Negroes promises to turn out to be a terrible boomerang It generally is agreed to by re publicans as well as democrats that Roosevelt will carry the south any way And in the north where the Ne groes vote it appears that these pictures will swing black support to him solidly without costing him any white ballots Parenthetically there are DigNegro colonies in cities like New York Chicago Cleveland and St Louis This antiRooseveltian bungling hasnt been done by the republican management Done by Democrats It has been done at the republi cans expense largely by ciis gruntled so in the case of the American Liberty league and exclusively so in the case of the TalmadgeKirby aggre gation The republican bosses cant be ac cused of fatheadedness for the blundering of the Liberty league and the TalmadgeKirbyites They simply were unlucky Business has improved but unem ployment hasnt decreased appreci ably President Roosevelt takes the po sition that this is because business has gobbled all the benefit disre garding labor More Bad Luck The republicans want to prove that business isnt to blame So Chairman Fletcher takes on a corps of experts to demonstrate his experts immediately are re ferred to as a brain and get the haha More bad luck for the republi cans The fact is the republicans are accustomed only to being the domi nant party Hitherto even when they have been beaten they have not been beaten badly To be smacked down is a new experience to them They do not know the technique of being a minority Wedding Gifts Destroyed SIDNEY John T Redenbaugh jailed Ed Jarman Sid ney farmer after Mr and Mrs Sam Carter charged him with destroying wedding gifts and property belong ing to them SAYS KARPIS TURNED YELLOW Mason City Again Tops State in Music RANKS SUPERIOR IN EIGHT EVENTS EXCELLENT IN 10 Marching Bands Final Competition of Iowa School Festival Super ior Mason A Lincoln C Iowa City East Waterloo RooscvBlt D Sigourney Central Sioux City 4 Centerville Ha warden East Des Moines 3 Logan East Sioux Eldora Mount Ayr Dubuque Orange City Spirit Vinton S for Excel lent 10 7 7 3 IOWA more Mason City high school carried off highest honors in the state music festival in which closing events in the three day contest were held Saturday The North Iowa school received eight superior and 10 excellent rankings out of 19 events entered markinga record in achievement not before equaled at the state con test Next in line for honors was Abra ham Lincon of Council Bluffs with 6 superior and 7 excellent rankings while East Waterloo had 6 superior and three excellent rankings East Waterloo winner of a su perior rating in class AA concert band moved into third place in the state high school music festival standing and was in position to take second place from Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs With its six superior rating East Waterloo competed in the marching Local Boy Scouts Show How Pioneers Lighted Fires Bill Hoyt and Warner Blevvett demonstrating fire by friction the camping merit badge at Hie Boy Scouts merit badge exposition which opened at the armory Friday evening and will be repeated Saturday evening starting at oclock The exposition which shows the wide range of activities conducted by Scouts is free and open to the public STORY ON PAGE 14 Lock Photo Kayenay U S Proposes American Peace Treaty Open to All ADDITIONAL MUSIC CONTEST NEWS AND PICTURES ON PAGE 16 band contest Saturday afternoon j while the Council Bluffs school had finished its competition with six su periors 21 Bands March Twentyone marching organiza tions paraded Saturday afternoon in one of the most colorful of the events of the state festival With a personnel of more than these prep musicians made a spectacular appearance in red blue white and gold uniforms led by plumed drum majors with whirling silver batons The last event in which Mason City competed was the piano solo in which Barbara Scott came through Saturday with a superior ranking Previous to this Ruth Buehler added an excellent to the Mohawk ranking in snare drum solo after she had already provided a superior for her school in marimba competition At the close of the marching band contest the organizations formed one gigantic massed band for a me morial concert in tribute to the late John Phillip Sousa The concert in cluded The Stars and Stripes For ever march Mrs Sousa Sends Word A telegram from Mrs Sousa was received here by Prof Charles B Righter festival chairman It stated I wish so much that I could be present to enjoy the concert which closes your music festival and which includes a memorial to my husband With the great number of musicians under the able conducting of Mr Bachman I know the effect will be magnificent and I appreciate deep ly the tribute My warmest greet ings to all and continued success for the As an added attraction at the marching band contest the Eldora training school band gave a 15 min ute demonstration The training school organization withdrew from the regular event because no other group could compete with it in mili taryprecision It is one of the out standing marching bands in the country Postmasters Recommended WASHINGTON T Senator Murphy Iowa democrat recom mended the appointment of Harold E Maffett as Murray Iowa post master and Walter Hurd as Stan hope Iowa postmaster Offers Tariff Among of Americas WASHINGTON of a new neutrality convention open to the signature of ail nations has been proposed by the United States government for consideration by the forthcoming all American peace conference in Buenos Aires A tariff truce among the 21 American republic involving a pledge to create no new trade dis criminations also has been offered by this government as a subject for the conference agenda This was announced Saturday by the state department in making public a list of items which the United States recommended for con sideration by the interAmerican parley summoned recently by Presi dent Roosevelt to perfect peace ma chinery in the western hemisphere In addition to the perfection of ex isting interAmerican peace treaties and the possible conclusion of new peace pacts the United States rec ommended Conclusion of a convention open to all nations supplementing and clarifying existing rules concerning rights and duties of neutrals with reference to certain classes of trade and commerce and consideration of steps looking to a more compre hensive restatement of internation al law pertaining to neutral and bel ligerent rights and This was in line with a recent statement by Secretary Hull that this government intended to ask an the other nations of the world to join it in clarifying and implement ing existing neutrality safeguards which he held proved so inadequate during the World war CLOUDS KEEP UP VIGIL OVER IOWA Clearing Skies Forecast by Weatherman With Light Frost in North DBS MOINES main tained their vigil over Iowa Satur day but the weatherman forecast clearing skies with a light frost in the west and north portions of the state Sunday will be generally fair he said Clouds and a balky high pressure area that failed to move in from the northwest staved off frost in the west and north Friday night the low temperature being 40 at Es therville The high Friday was 80 at Waterloo and Albia Keokuk reported 147 inches of rain during the 24 hours ending at 7 a m Saturday Davenport 20 Dubuque 06 Des Moines 03 and Charles City Council Bluffs and Sioux City a trace lowan Hangs Himself DENISON Loren zen Denison harness maker hanged himself in the rear end of his busi ness Have You ReadYoLr Newspaper 1 A convict was killed trying to escape from what island feder al penitentiary in San Francisco bay 2 Four personswere killed and 50 injured in a tornado that swept parts of what two states 3 What senator charged the Roosevelt scarcity program had forced humans to eat dog food 4 What national business or ganization meeting in Washing ton the past week heard a plan by Secretary Roper to absorb more jobless in industry 5 Crown Prince Farouk suc ceedeS to the throne of what country on the death of his fa ther King Fuad 6 Who was the noted musician who closed 11 years as director of the New York PhilharmonicSym phony with a concert in Carnegie hall 7 What Washington state repre sentative in congress got married and was arrested a second time for speeding 8 Harry Weiss who attempt ed suicide in the Brooklyn N city prison was arrested for the kidnaping of whom 9 Byron G Allen who received threatening letters holds what state office 10 What two cabinet members formerly republicans were listed as democrats the past week ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler in east and south portions Saturday night somewhat warmer in cen tral and west portions Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday cooler in ex treme southeast heavy frost Sat urday night somewhat warmer in south and extreme west Sun day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 55 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 Saturday 46 Rainfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO outlook for the weelJ of May 49 inclusive For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains region Considerable precipitation likely during the week with temperatures mostly near or below normal in north portion and near or above nor mal in the south portion 5 MORE ADDED TO AUTO TOLL 1936 Deaths on Highways toTotal of 120 Persons By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The names of five more lowans were listed Saturday on the Iowa highway traffic accident death toll bringing the total for the year to 120 Harold Laurence Drubin 20 of Ames died in Ames hospital of a fractured skull suffered when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear of an automobile driven by Leslie Smith of Ames May Light of Des Moines riding with Durbin suffered numerous cuts and bruises Both are Iowa State college students Durbin who was born in Sioux City formerly lived at Boone Killed by Automobile Harold Langsett 46 of Harlan Federal Land bank agent was killed when his automobile plowed into a Rock Island railroad under pass on highway 7 two miles east of Minden Bernard R Stoltenberg 46 Wal cott Iowa farmer and his son Robert 12 were killed when their auto was struck broadside by a Rock Island freight at the Walcott Main street crossing Friday even ing Mrs Stoltenberg and two other children had left the auto a few minutes before the accident to meet a sister in Walcott The train carried the wrecked auto a mile The boy was hurled aside and died when he was reached Stoltenbergs body wag in the wreckage x Girl Hit Jeanette de Groot 14 Prairie City Iowa high school freshman was killed Friday afternoon when struck by a car on highway 163 east of Def Moines Alighting from a car driven by Mrs Raymond Barrett of Mitchell ville Iowa the farm girl was struck by an auto driven by Merle Goble of Des Moines She was rushed to a doctors of fice in Prairie City but she died in about an hour without regaining j consicousness SELASSIE FLEES DISORDER RULES IN ADDIS ABABA U S Accepts Offer of British to Protect Foreigners By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Emperor Haile Selassie precipi tately left his capital of Addis Ababa Saturday the British min ister there reported to London and his departure was regarded as in dication that organized resistance to the invadnig Italian armies was ended Sir Sidney Barton the British en voy added in his report that wide spread disorder had broken out in the city In Washington the state department said a British invita tion extending the facilities of the legation to American nationals had been accepted A report received at Paris and London said the palace of the em peror had been pillaged Defense Has Collapsed The negus was declared to have taken a train for the French Somali land port of Djibouti the coast ter minal of Ethiopias only railroad British official circles in London interpreted the emperors departure as the collapse of organized defense against the Italian invasion The Italian northern while had temporarily halted its ad vance on Addis Ababa as the fascist troops prepared topushforward in the an advanced guard The motorized column command ed by Marshal Fietro Badoglio camped beside the River Robi at Macfud awaiting word from the Italian outposts the route to the seat of the negus government was clear Celebrations Checked An absence of reports from Addis Ababa caused London wireless com panies to accept messages for the Ethiopian capital only at the send ers risk In Rome fascist officials sought to check premature celebrations of the fall of the Ethiopian capital with provincial leaders summoned to discuss plans for a victory mobiliza tion Some sources indicated the antici pated occupation might not be an nounced officially until Premier Mussolini appears before the cham ber of deputies Monday Teacher in Japan at Iowa Music Contest IOWA CITY visitor at the state high school music festival came from Japan Miss Lena Daugherty a teacher in the Joshi Gakin high school for girls at Tokio planned her visit here to coincide with the contest Union Mutual Case Under Advisement DES MOINES Judge Russell Jordan took under advisement the state insurance de partments suit for receivership of the Union Mutual Life company of Iowa ON THE INSIDE WILLIAM MAHAN Mahan Moves to Top of Public Enemy List ON PAGE 2 Man Held Here for Car Theft Gives New Name ON PAGE 2 Mason City Cement Plants to Start Runs ON PAGE 16 Mason City Bats Rattle in County Tourney Game ON PAGE 9 Census on Results in Iowa Courts Started ON PAGE 11 See Pictures of Iowa Tornado Pape Slaying ON PAGE 8 Faces Kidnap Trial ALVIN KARPIS Iowa Tornado Victims Will Get t7 S Aid LOOK ON PAGE 8 FOR IOWA TORNADO SCENES DES MOINES Gov Clyde L Herring said Saturday he has ob taoined the cooperation of federal agencies for rehabilitation of the northwest Iowa tornado area where the damage was far greater than most of us The governor said B W Lodwick federal rural rehabilitation director for Iowa sent field agents to the area Saturday and will make per sonal inspection with Ray Murray agriculture secretary Monday G B MacDonald state CCC di rector has truned over facilities of the Milford camp for clearing away storm debris the governor The action was taken in response to appeals from the mayors of Mil ford Spirit Lake and Arnolds Park Herring said Will Make Loans He said he understood the rural rehabilitation division would make long time loans available for replac ing cattle and horses killed in the tornado The governor said he would confer with farm credit ad ministration officials at Omaha on possible loans for rebuilding farm homes and barns Hundreds of cows horses and nogs were killed in the the governor said lie was informed The farmers must obtain stock and clear away debris immediately to prevent the present farming season from becoming a total loss in the tornado stricken Disaster trained Red Cross workers from midwestern head quarters at St Louis arrived in the windswept area Saturday to direct Red Cross relief activities Clear Away Debris One hundred and thirty civilian conservation corps workers were aiding stricken families in the area and more fortunate neighbors of families whose homes were destroy ed by the Thursdays twister joined in restoring order to the scene Under orders from State Admin istrator L S Hill northwest Iowa WPA workers assisted in clearing away debris The human toll was four dead more than 50 injured several crit ically and livestock and property damage was estimated at around Little Insurance Fiftythree persons were home less in the Everly and Terrace Park areas where the storm destroyed property of at least 70 persons mostly farmers A survey of the area disclosed that few of the homeless farmers bad tornado insurance Scarcely an upright fence remained in the stricken farm area and one of the farmers first tasks was to fence in straying livestock The storm damaged 50 homes in Estherville wrecked a score of farm homes and raced on to Fairmont where 50 farm buildings were destroyed Hunt for Two Small Town Girls Lost at State Music Contest IOWA CITY high school festival employes drove 60 miles and police here conducted an all night search for two lost girls The girls members of a small town high school band registered at their cot center about 8 p and were told to return there by 9 After tak ing in the sights around the city they were unable to find their quar ters They went to a rooming house in the same neighborhood told the landlady of their predicament and were housed for the night After the frantic search they reported to headquarters the following morning HOOVERRELATES STORYOFTAKING PUBLIC ENEMY 1 Declares Knees Shook Gang Leader Held in St Paul ST PAUL Karpis the nations No 1 criminal who boasted he wouldnt be taken alive but who was scared to when federal agents seized him in New Orleans was held Saturday in the federal building while authorities questioned him regarding three kid napings and other crimes J Edger Hoover head of the fed eral department of investigation who personally led the capture re lated details of how Karpis was trapped in New Orleans late Friday and how he turned yellow at last moment Karpis said hed never be taken said Hoover but we took him without firing a shot That marked him as a dirty yellow rat He was scared to death when we closed in on him He shook all over voice his hands and his Had Face Altered Karpis was brought here by Hoover and eight federal agents at a CST Saturday after a dramatic airplane trip in which several stops and wide retours were forced by severe flying weather During the trip Karpis was chained to his seat Other than the weather there were no untoward incidents The investigation department chief disclosed Karpis had resorted to plastic surgery on his face but HAS MANY NAMES TOPEKA Karpis was known to his friends by many names His real Karp Albin Karpis and later Alvin His nicknames and why of his build Old Creepy because he got on the nerves of his henchmen he talked so much about his favorite city Chicago that despite alterations which in cluded cuts from the lobes ot each ear he was easily recognizable Hoover said Karpis is wanted for three kidnapings the W i 11 i a m Hamm and Edward G Bremer ab ductions and that of a doctor whose car wag commandeered after the gangster shot his way out of a trap in Atlantic City He is under indict ment for both the Hamm and Bre mer kidnapings which yielded ran hom totaling Sought for Slaying Karpis also is sought for the slay ing of a sheriff 15 bank robberies three or four mail holdups and com plicity in the slaying of three or four other Hoover said Karpis was held temporarily in the federal building and federal offi cials declined to say when he would be moved to the county jail George F Sullivan United States district attorney said he had no plans yet for arraigning the prison er and was unable to say whether he would be tried first for the Bre mer or Hamm abduction Hoover left St Paul about p CST on TWA plane City of Indianapolis for Chicago It was the same plane used to bring Kar pis here from New Orleans Heavily Guarded The desperado wearing thin sum mer apparel in a temperature just above freezing was hustled from the big liner to a heavily armed au tomobile surrounded by machine guns and taken direct to the agents headquarters in the federal building Making a short stop at St Louis for refueling around midnight party was tied up at Kansas City from until a be cause of unfavorable flying weather All of this time the prisoner had been manacled inside the Safely ox theground here his feet scarcely touched the earth as agents hurried him from the ship to the waiting car thence to the fed eral building Hunter in New Orelans Hoover said Fred Hunter cap tured with Karpis is being held in New Orleans pending decision as to whether he will be tried on mail robbery charge or a postal of fense The woman known aa Ruth and captured at the some time as Hunt er and Karpig identified by Hoover as a woman who posed aa Mrs Ruth Hunter but who in reality is not Hunters wife Hoov er said she being held in New 0 leans without charge and indicate ;