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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 7, 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 COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS USASED W1RB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 7 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 182 A F of L Split Wider Lewis Defies Gwen Order on Party Politics By CHARLES P STEWART Presi de n t William Greens recent warning to his A F of L fol lowing to eschew organized parti sanship in the coming national campaign natur ally is interpreted in labor circles as the Green forces defiance to the policy of Presi dent John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers Lewis already has put his cohorts on record in favor of President Roosevelts reelection Green of course does not argue that workingmen are unentitled to their individual political preferences but as unionists he sticks to the old Gompers doctrine that they should not officially take sides Green himself indorsed President Roosevelt for reelection but em phasized that he did so as an indi vidual Lewis outfit already having tak en sides as a group the mine work ers leader and supporters are placed in a position of outandout revolt Already in Revolt Well Lewis and those who agree with him ahat unionism must be placed on an industrial rather than a craft basis to which the Green faction adheres were in revolt any way The split between the two groups s widened but it existed before hand Even before the question Of Roose veltianism was raised the Lewisites had challenged the Greenites to a rankanfile vote by the A F of L on the issue of industrial versus craft unionism On a delegate vote the Greenites have a present majority The Lewis ites admitit Theyhave to It was tested at the last A F of L COXK vention Not Representative The Lewisites assert that the del egates no longer are truly represen tative of the rankandfile With subsequent elections of delegates they asert that the delegate ma jority will be theirs but that will take time What they would like is an especiallycalled rankandfile ballot right now to hasten matters The Greenites if they think they will lose will not ally The Greenites can delay a show down and are doing so The Lewisites however inevi tably will have a chance to prove their strength ultimately Sesult Problematic That they will outvote the Green ites when that time comes is proble matic They are confident that they will but maybe hot If not they can secede from the A F of and start industrial unionism on their own account Then what John L Lewis reckons that in dustrial unionism will approach a membership of 40 millions Tne A F of membership is about four millions Lewis prophecy is that in dustrial unionism will absorb the A F of craft systela as a glassful of water will dissolve a pinch of salt Which remains to be demon strated Have Two Philosophies There is this distinction between Green and Lewis Green represents the aristocracy of labor Lewis presents all of la bor And this distinction too Lewis is workers Messiah Green in his way is a workingclass businessman It is interesting to note that Ma jor George L Berry of the printing pressmens union is seeking to put lbor on record nonpartisanly for Roosevelt jTonpartisanly v Jet that ROHIBITIONISTS i CHOOSE COLVIN Known Dry Leader Is 1 Given Nomination on i First Ballot r NIAGARA FALLS N The prohibition party nominated Dr D Leigh Colvin of New York City for president Thursday Dr Colvin for many years one of the best known of the countrys dry leaders was named on the first bal lot He received 166 votes Harley W Kidder of Barre Vt was given 12 Dr Harry E Woolover of Wash ington D editor in chief of Methodist papers also had been nominated but his name was with drawn after Dr Woolover tele he did not wish the nomina MAHAN KIDNAP SUSPECT SEIZED MAN 60 FOUND DEAD WIFE 21 4 OTHERS HELD Tragedy Follows Marriage by Week Land Deeded to Young Bride ELKADER here held five persons includingthe 27 year old bride of a JuneDecember mating in jail Thursday while they investigated the death of Dan Shine 60 year old farmer bridegroom liv ing near Littleport Sheriff L H Palas and County Attorney A H Dorman declared they did not believe Shine whose body was found in a closet of his farm home Wednesday night killed himself They were joined in the investi gation Thursday by Iowa Special Agent Frank Brady sent here by the state bureau or investigation at the sheriffs request Missinjj Since Tuesday Sheriff Palas said a search was started for Shine after his brother Tim Shine 70 reported he had been missing since Tuesday The broth ers both bachelors until the young er married formerly farmed to gether as partners The elderly bridegrooms body and a shotgun with a string attached to the trigger were found in the closet by Deputy Sheriff Fred Jung blut A shotgun charge had shat tered Shines head Sheriff Palas reported that Shines bride remained only two days at his home after the marriage In Different Jails Officers divulged the identity o only Wo pfthe 1 They are Shine widow of the dead man and her aunt Mrs Minnie Hines 49 both of whom live near Littleport Mrs Shine is being held in the Clayton county jail at Elkader while Mrs Mines is a prisoner in the Fay ette county jail at West Union Mrs Hines was removed to the Fayette jail Wednesday night by Sheriff Falas in order to keep the two wom en separated while the investigation is in progress Borman said The young woman a divorcee was married to Shine April 30 and the farmer was reported to have deeded his land to his bride Mrs Shine immediately had the deed re corded it was reported and then sought to get a loan on the farm U S District Attorney Welcomed Back to His Desk Report Italy to Annex Ethiopia DECREE WILL BE READY TO OFFER LEAGUE COUNCIL E G Dunn United States district attorney isshown above as he was welcomed by Ills office person nel upon returning to his desk after an absence of six months due to illness From left to right are Miss Dorothy Colloton secretary Mr Dunn William B Danforth assistant United States district attorney and Miss Caroline Cook chief clerk LockPhoto Kayenay Engraving RELIEF BILL ON FLOOR OF HOUSE ON THE INSIDE DK HUGO ECKENER Record Trip Seen for Zeppelin Hindenburg ON PAGE 2 Judge Evans Praised at Hampton Funeral ON PAGE 2 Mason City Gets 1937 Congregational Meeting ON PAGE 17 House Gets Bill With Big Fund for Relief ON PAGE 13 Levity of V of Questioned by Henke ON PAGE 7 Eagle Grove Votes to Build Water Softener ON PAGE 26 as Deliberate National Economic WASHINGTON big re lief appropriation asked by Presi dent Roosevelt started a turbulent trip through congress Thursday while some manufacturers attacked the tax bill as deliberate national economic A appropriation bill carrying for re lief in the next fiscal year reached the house for committee A showdown over WPA policies was promised Republicans plannec to demand that relief be divorced from Harry L Hopkins urged that congress plan govern ment cooperation with industry to provide more private jobs before charting any permanent relief To Closs Hearing Before a senate committee wind ing up public hearings on the house tax bill that measure was denounced by the National Associa tion of Manufacturers Its spokes man said the tax program not only amounted to economic planning but was a step toward regulation and regimentation of business Chairman Harrison in tended to wind up hearings Friday He indicated some modifications in the bill might be made but did not disclose their nature Other senators talked of the possibility of lighten ing the levies on smaller business men A bill providing for the navy next year was ready for senate action Wants More Judges Appropriation of for the civilian conservation corps social security program for public buildings and for the Tennessee Valley authority were proposed in the same bill carrying the relief fund Additional federal judges to speed the disposition of litigation were recommended by Chief Justice Hughes in one of his rare speeches The commerce department re ported that poor judgment by the pilot caused the air crash on Oct 21 1935 at Troy N in which Ruth R Nichols noted woman fly er was injured Speculation arose in unofficial circles as to whether American trade restrictions against Italy and Ethiopia might be lifted Dunn Back in Office After Body of Boone Man Killed at Albert Leax Returned for Burial BOONE OBrThe body of Charles M Johnston 53 Boone trucker killed Lea late Wednesday when a boxcar he was moving toppled over on him was here Thursday for burial His widow and two children sur vive E G States district attorney was5 bad in ill office at the federal building Thufsday after an absence of six months due to a broken hip and general ill health I havent felt so well in Mr Dunn told visitors to his office The consensus of those who saw him was also that the district at torney was appearing remarkably well in the light of his experience the past several months Mr Dunn spent six weeks in a hospital at Rochester part of which time he was in a critical condition Holds Conferences Upon returning to his desk in his suite of offices on the third floor of the federal building Mr Dunn plunged at once into tie duties of his position Conferences were held with William B Danforth assistant United Statesdistrict attorney and preparaions made for some vigorous criminalprosecutions atthe Sioux City term of court which opens May 26 Active in these casese also will be Walter Hiitchinson Cedar Rap ids assistant United States district We have quite a number of cases for the Sioux City court term but most of them are routine theft and liquor said Mr One of1 the important matters in the hands of the district attorneys office is that of Edward Raynor charged with violation of the nar cotic act Raynor wag arrested by federal agents and Sioux City mer chant police who found 280 grains of morphine in his possession ac cording to Mr Dunn Has Important Cases Another important criminal case is that of Joe ODonnell charged with violation of the motor car theft act The government charges ODon nell with stealing a car in Sioux City and driving it into Minnesota where he was connected with the robbery of an oil station Another important assignment of cases is awaiting Mr Dunn and his assistants at the Fort Dodge term which opens June 9 Two Mason City cases are includ ed on the docket at Fort Dodge Genevieve Eedelty charged with embezzlement of funds from the National Farm Loan association aty office here and indictments growjifg out of the sale of the M B A as sets to the Independent Foresters of Man HeldafAmes Reported to Answer Slayer Description Chief W J Cure held a man Thursday who gave iis name as Andrew Gates 29 of Joliet said by the chief to tally with the description of the slayer of Policeman Charles Chandler in Jan 22 The man was picked up here early Sunday when he was found prowling in a fraternity Chief Cure said healso wag wanted in Omaha Des Moines and a number of other cities for prowling ADMITS SLAYING OF LITTLE GIRL Man Year on Vfith Iron Bar Police Captain James Sheehan said Thursday that Harry Asher 33 of Brooklyn N a former resident of had confessed to the slaying of Mary Proulx 7 of Waterville Me Sheehan said however he did not place much credence in the confes sion The captain said Asher stated he positively committed the crime He declared he hit the girl on the head with aniron bar Shee han said Sheehan said Asher made the following I met a little girl in Waterville and I asked her if she would like to go to York I said you like to go to New York and meet my folks Idlike com pany on the She said dont force me to go to New York I dont want to go any I said be a good girl and come with She said no dont ask me to We walked up to some bushes I put my arms around her Red Haired Woman Seized With Karpis Has Been Released WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover said that Ruth Robinson the redhaired woman seized by fed eral agents with Alvin Karpis in New Orleans Friday night has been released He said no charges will be placed against her Fred Hunter arrested at the same time is being held to face charges of harboring Karpis and face charges in connection a mail train robbery at GarretSville Ohio in which Karpis charged with Karpis Pal Caught FORECAST IOWA Thundcrshowerg prob able Thursday night and Friday somewhat cooler in central and east portions Thursday night and in northeast and extreme east por tions Friday MINNESOTA Showers prob able Thursday night and Friday cooler in north Thursday night cooler Friday much cooler in north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 86 Minimum In Night 62 8 A M Thursday 68 The mercury advanced far into the summer ranges Wednesday un der the influence of a bright sun and a balmy south wind French Owned Railroad Seized Fascists Mop Up Addis Ababa BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A Saturday night decree of total annexation for conquered Ethiopia was predicted by well informed sources in Rome Thursday a fait accompli for presentation to Mon days league of nations council meet ing at Geneva These sources said the grand fa scist council and the Italian cabinet meeting within a half hour on Sat urday night would effect the decree law annexing all ofHaile Selassies beaten empire This accomplished fact the Ital ians said would permit of no league discussion Take Over Railroad Thursday the Stefani Italian news agency reported the fascist army of occupation took complete charge of the French owned Addis AbabaDjibouti railroad in Ethiopia from the Negus former capital to the boundary of French Somaliland By order of their military com mander troops took over all traffic on the narrow gauge line and re stored normal service Stefani re ported The railroad is Ethiopias only modern public carrier and the only japdern egress from Addis Ababa to the sea French Hold Rights Whether the seizure was consid ered permanant was not immediate ly made known Only Thursday the French government let it be known it would refuse at this time to relinquish the rights to the line Any transfer to Italian operators would necessitate a free convention negotiated by the French company which owns the line Paris officials stated Simultaneously Italys armies all but completed the subjugation of southern Ethiopia with the capture of the important town of Jijiga and pressed into service Haile Selassies own imperial police to mop up riot torn Addis Ababa Lands at Jijiga Gen Rodolfo Graziani hard bit ten veteran of colonial wars land ed at Jijiga in an airplane after his motorized troops had seized the town without resistance Now only Harar garden city of Ethiopia remains to be seized by the fascists It lies a few kilometers northwest of Jijiga and its fall was considered only a matter of days In Addis Ababa those of Selas sies guardsmen who had not fled to the hills were rounded up by Major Giuseppe Bottai the new civil governor They were put to work cleaning up the burned and pillaged city Addis Ababa Cajm Addis Ababa calm un der the watchful eyes of fascist mil itary police Wednesday nights one untoward incident was the wound ing of twoFrenchmen by Ethiopian gun bandits Late in the day Cornelius Van the American minister at Addis Ababa reported to Wash ington that he had located Eleanor Meade New York newspaperwoman whom he had previously reported as missing Great Britain facing In the words of Anthony Eden the facts of Italian conquest undertook an ex change of views with its dominions on possible league of nations re form Selassie now the conquered Lion of reached Suez aboard H M S Enterprise enroute to tempor ary exile in Palestine Deny Identification of Karpis at Sioux City SIOUX CITY Employes of the Morningside State bank denied a police report they had identified Alvin Karpis now held in St Paul as one of the bandits who held up the bank here April 20 HARRY CAMPBELL Manley Wants Liquor Permit Fee Reduced DES MOINES E Manley chairman of the Iowa Liq uor commission said he hoped the next legislature would reduce the liquor permit free from the present annual 1 fee to 25 cents annually RED FLAG OVER SUPREME COURT Emblem Raised by Prank ster Burned Down After Hour and Half of Work WASHINGTON amazed capital awoke Thursday to find the red flag of communism flying over the huge marble temple of the su preme court of the United States Apparently raised in the night by a prankster the fluttering emblem struck consternation into the ranks of the supreme court guard picked men assigned to protect the dignity of the nations highest tribunal Frantically the guard and a big detachment of metropolitan police struggled for an hour and a half to get the flaming emblem but without success Fireman Burns Emblem Finally a fireman mounted a lofty extension ladder Swaying precari ously he touched the flag with a gasoline torch tied to the end of a long pole The emblem burst into flames and was destroyed The government began a wide hunt for the prankster who had raised the banner bearing the ham mer and sickle Authorities said they found a copy of the Harvard Lampoon at the base of the flag staff The incident provided much mer riment to a crowd of early morning passersby who gathered at the scene offering advice and philo sophic comment Nothing But Dismay But it brought nothing dis may to the guards who at the crack of dawn had discovered the revolu tionary flag waving atop an SO foot staff directly in front of the build ing which is on Capitol hill The guards ranto the ornate base of the pole in a frantic attempt to get the flagdown But the halyards had beenskillfully knotted and tangled so that at the end of an hours labor the soviet emblem still fhiftered aloft in the morning breeze At the base of the pole was found a copy of the Lampoon Harvard universitys humorous magazine It contained an article entitled Down With Who ever put that up there was pretty one of the guards said mopping his brow There were four guards and a sergeant on duty here all night and we passed right by the base of that pole many Impossible to Climb The halyards had been so arrang ed by the unknown prankster that t appeared it would be impossible to remove the flag without going to the top of the pole But the staff is of metal and guards doubted whether any one could climb it They feared that Chief Justice Hughes and the other judges might aave to conduct their august de iberations underneath the emblem of red revolution In desperation police put in a hurrycall for the fire department and apparatus with extension lad ders rushed to the scene So did a arge squad of metropolitan police men The captain of the guard P H Crooks who had bounced out of bed on hearing the tidings came racing to the spot his face red with fury Believed Guilty Person Police deduced that the flag had been raised some time between 4 and a m Some time after that a man had called a newspaper office to report that he had seen the flag and to inquire what it meant Authorities believe he was the guilty person bent on obtaining publicity for the stunt A stone had been attached to one of the halyards and hoisted up the pole It kept banging against the metal staff making a din like a large and very mournful bell This attracted a crowd to the Early morning laughed and joked as the perspiring policemen struggled with the ropes CAMPBELL LAST OF KARRIS GANG TAKEN BY GMEN Flown to St Paul Wife and Minor Member of Mob Held PICTURE ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover announced Thursday the capture of William Mahan called the remaining principal in the 000 Weyerhaeuser kidnaping Hoover said Mahan was taken in San Francisco at noon He made the announcement upon returning to the capital from the arrest at Toledo Ohio of Harry Campbell pal of Alvin Karpis who was wanted in connectionwith the Edward Bremer kidnaping and aa Ohio mail robbery Hoover said Mahan had on Ms person when federal agents ap prehended him on Minosy street be tween Sixth and Seventh avenue in San Francisco Some of the money was Weyer haeuser ransom money Hoover said on which the aerial numbers hail been altered Hoover said Mahan admitted his identity but did not confess to the crime When a reporter asked did he confess Hoover replid He didnt need to confess Weve got enough evidence to convict Hoover said Mahan was taken without any shots being fired wag unarmed Mahan was removed Thursday afternoon to Tacoma for ar raignment for the May ktd of George Weyer haeuaer A ransom was paid for the boys release KAKPIS GANGSTER JOINS HIS LEADER IN ST PAUL ST PAUL C5P The erstwhile lone wolf of the KarpisBarker mob limping Harry Campbell was re turned to St Paul under the muz zles of federal agents guns Thurs day after being trapped in Toledo by government man hunters about dawn Campbell last of 25 persons al legedly involved in the kid naping1 of Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul banker two years ago was brought here by plane in the same manner as was Alvin Kar pis Old gang leader transported to St Paul from New Orleans last week Immediately upon landing at the municipal airport at a Central Time the plane was wheeled into the 109th aero squad rons big hangar Hangers on and newsmen were shooed away Behind closed doors while federal agents ringed the plane with shotguns and submachine guns ready for action Campbell was Wears Leg Irons Still wearing leg irons and hand cuffs he was hustled into a waiting automobile by six federal operatives headed by E J Connelley Cincin nati who accompanied him here Then escorted by four automobile loads of agents that had waited sev eral hours for the long sought out law the partner in crime of Karpvr and the Barkers wag rushed to the federal building to undergo the same intensive questioning that Karpis was subjected to earlier this week Sam Cokar a minor member of the now shattered gang also was brought here in the same plane with Campbell Cokar was surprised in another apartment in Toledo the same time that Campbell was taken Crowd Cranes Necks A large crowd of spectators craned their necka at the federal building for a glimpse of the gang ster but department of justice op eratives whirled around the block and spirited Campbell in through a side door He was wearing a dark blue suit a dark blue felt hat and a white shirt Agents armed with pistols and submachine guns patrolled the corridors surrounding the depart ment offices upstairs where Camp bell was taken It was in these same offices that Karpis was grilled be fore being lodged in a county jail where Doc Barker the Touhy gang and Tommy Touhy before him had spent numberless days Confer With E J McAlpin chief of police of South St Paul and Heinen Dakota county sheriff conferred with federal agents at the airport and in the federal building It was in South St Paul that Mc Alpin Karpis others of his mob rtagfed a payroll robbery In 1938 in which one man killed vA aaotjitr wounded CAMPBKLb QjtfTDKEP IN SAME WAI CWBTMAS CLEVELAND Camn bell Alvin Kar pis erstwhile pubHrlBemy No and two fell Into a Gmens JL ;