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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 11, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COFY ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MAY 11 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 185 What About Italy Now Action of Leagues Powers Awaited by World Greek Government in War on Strikes ATHENS Greek gov trnment combating spreading strikes and disorders dispatched four warships to northern Salonika Monday and issued a decree for bidding all public meetings Four destroyers were ordered to Salonika after weekend disturb ances in which 22 persons were re ported killed and 250 wounded FRAZIERLEMKE BILL WINS TEST By CHARLES P STEWART CPA Italys conquest of Ethi opia leaves league o f nations di plomacy with about as severe a headache as it suffered from while Haile Se lassie still was fighting What are the league powers to do Call off their Italian sanc tions If they do that they tacitly admit that the league is tooth less with completely ineffective sanctions it cant bite It may as well expire in short Or shall the league folk refuse to recognize Mussolinis acquisition of the Ethiopian realm If they do that they simply will prolong a dan gerous situation indefinitely It is not as if Italy really had pacified the Ethiopians Capturing a capital like Addis Ababa and policing Ethiopia are two diffirent things 70 Years fo Warfare France technically conquered Mo rocco but had 70 years of subse quent guerilla warfare on its hands Spain technically conquered the Riff but nearly a generation later the expense of keeping it conquered cost King Alfonso his throne Military men surmise that the fascists have decades of grief ahead of them yet to make their Ethiopian conquest stick j And If the league powers all this time continue to refuse to recognize that the Ethiopians are conquered and continufc trying to apply sanc tions to Italy and continue lending a certain amount of aid to Ethio pia Why the possibility of interna tional friction is manifest Ready to Run Risk It would be as perilous a state of affairs for Italy as for the rest of the world to be sure but Italy evi dently is disposed to run the risk Mussolini has gained one impor tant advantage over hi league of nations critics Until Haile Selassie fled they per sisted in reprobating his armys ad vance on Addis Ababa but with the Negus flight and the outbreak of disorders in his capital they had no choice but to appeal to n Duce For heavens sake hasten your troops progress to protect our le Thus the Fascist leader is in a po sition to argue henceforward that he acted just as the league coun tries begged him to act not in de fiance of their wishes Paying the Bill Diplomats take it for granted that Mussolini will be very popular with his country for a while now that his campaign appears to have been so successful Their guess however is that dis content will begin to develop us the home folk start paying the bill for his venture Their guess however is that dis content will begin to develop as the home folk start paying the bill for his venture I This may not be the case if the Ethiopians accept Italian rule peacej fully instead of continuing guerilla warfare indefinitely and if their country proves to have sufficient natural resourses to make it look like a bargain But as previously remarked Frances and Spains experiences by no means suggests thai the natives will be peaceful lor years to come And persons who have visited it insist that the territory is not worth having As one former resi dent of Addis Ababa observed in Washington earlier in the war If the Italians get that country it will serve em right for starting a with no just Used Wrong Tactics Military men by the way are of the opinion that the Ethiopians made the grand mistake of trying to fight regular battles with their primitive weapons against Italys uptodate equipment At the outset it was expected that their strategy would be to har ass the invaders by a series of swift raids without coming to grips in strong force anywhere in formal engagements They did not stick to the policy and in large scale en counters Italian discipline and arms were too much for them To quote an Italian diplomatic functionary who spent several years at their capital The Ethiopian is a wonderful warrior but no Italian Envoy Walks Out on Leagues Council NOT TO ATTEND WITH DELEGATE FROM ETHIOPIA Haile Selassie Protests Bitterly at Italian Annexation CopyrlsM 1936 by The Associated Tress GENEVA LT1 Baron Pompeo Aloisi Itlays envoy to Geneva walked out of the league of nations council session late Monday when the council took up the question of conquered Ethiopia II Duces representative an nounced that Italy could not nego tiate in the presence of the so called delegate from His dramatic exit followed a bit ter protest from Haile Selassie him self against Mussolinis annexation of the Africa kingdom and Italian hints that Italy would bolt the league rather than discuss Ethiopia in the presence of an agent of Selas sie Not Permanent Walkout However an Italian spokesman said Aloisi merely was leaving the council on this particular occasion and that his action did not mean the fascist state was resigning from the league The baron departed with his en tire delegation One member of the delegation told the Associated Press We have left because we cannot discuss this question with the Eth iopian Moreover as the ItaloEth iopian question is liquidated we do not wish to discuss the question at the Selassies agent Wolde Mariam has insisted upon being invited to every session of the council which discussed the ItaloEthiopian ques tion Ethiopia NonExistent Before he strode out of the coun cil session Baron Aloisi told the as sembled delegates I have the honor to declare that the Italian delegation cannot admit of the presence at the council table ol the socalled Ethiopian delegate There exists indeed no sem blance of organization of the Ethio pian state The only sovereignty existing in Ethiopia is that of Italy All discussion on the subject of the ItaloEthiopian difference would consequently have no object Declines to Participate Therefore I find myself obliged to refrain from participating in the Then he got up and walked away from the horseshoe table The Ethiopian Miriam told the council that Ethiopia had been faith ful to the league covenant and had broken no laws Ethiopia he added left her case entirely in the hands of the council The council decided upon an im mediate public session Mussolini meanwhile began a partial demobilization Cars in Fatal Sheakley Crash At the left is the car driven by L Neff of Madrid and at the right the one driven by C C Sheakley New Hampton merchant and banker which collided Srfnday afternoon near Newton killing Sheakley Four persons were also injured Iowa Daily Press Photo KIDNAPED MAN IS FREED UNHARMED Abductors Tell Victim They Are Making Getaway From BUFFALO N by two men as he left an Erie theater Sunday night Jeffrey W Sobel a prominent attorney of Erie was released unharmed here early Monday The kidnapers kept his car and made certain they had his operators license and registration papers in the wallet they took from him Buffalo police believe they wanted his car and merely took him on the 90 mile rids from Erie so he could not report the theft immediately Sobel said they told him they were escaping from Gmen who are making it hot for In the belief they might be headed for Canada police guarded the international bridge Monday The Erie man a former assistant district attorney there was ques tioned for almost three hours by federal agents They said they had no Sobel was ordered out of the car in Eggetsville Buffalo suburb His captors told him he would find his car six blocks away but it was not found 4 Quizzed in Farm Murder of Dan Shine CONFESSION ON PAGE 2 ELKADER V Authorities Monday questioned four other per sons they said confessions of Mrs Dan Shine and her gangling young lover Maynard Lenox as serted were in on the shotgun slaying of Mrs Shines elderly bridegroom of a week Dan Shine They were Jim Hines Mrs Shines uncle Mrs Jim Hines Howard Bines 23 Mrs Shines cousin and Albert Deke Cornwall 37 All were taken into custody after of ficers said the widow and Lenox signed written statements Body Found in Closet Dan Shines body was found in an upstairs closet at his home last Tuesday Ttfe 58 year old farmer had been shot through the head A shotgun laid loosely in his hand a string around its trigger gave a first impression that the death was a suicide The red haired 28 year old wi dow Pearl Shine said she had told Lenox for whom she had bought a lot of that I would mar ry him if he killed Lenox version according to the statement announced by Sheriff L J Palas was was in love with Pearl and wanted to marry her and she said she would get rid of Lenox Did Shooting In his statement Lenox said the plan to snoot was made by him Minnie Pearl and and Pearl and Jim said that I was to do the Shine Lenox was quoted as say ing was unconscious when I went to the Shine homeabout 5 and I dont know what they did to He said that or Jim hand ed me a shotgun x x x and I raised the gun at Dans head and fired x x x blew off a con siderable portion of Dans head by the TfoWeather FORECAST TOW A Local thundershowers probable Monday night and Tues day somewhat warmer in north west portion Tuesday MINNESOTA Local showers probable Monday night and Tues day somewhat cooler in north west Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday Maximum Sunday 8 Minimum in Night 55 At 8 A M Monday 63 Rainfall 01 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 76 Minimum in Night 53 At 8 A M Sunday 67 RainfaJJ 06 Final Mitchell County CornHog Checks Sent OSAGE Mitchell county cornhog committee completed Mon day final payments of on AAA contracts signed by Mitchell county fanners HINDENBURG SET FOR FLIGHT HOME Eckener and Lehmann Go to Washington to Return Official Greetings LAKEHTJRST N Hug Eckener and Capt Ernst Leh mann of the Zeppelin Hindenburg went to Washington Monday to re turn official greetings leaving sub ordinates to finish grooming their recordmaking craft ifor thede parture tonight for Germany The famous designer of dirigibles and his associate took a train to Washington early Monday after an eventful Sunday that saw a crowd of throng the United States dirigible base for a glimpse of the ship that completed a 61 hour flight from Friedrichshafen Ger many at dawn Welcomed Officially The flyers were welcomed offi cially by state and navy department officials who came here from Wash ington and later were guests at a dinner for persons in New York Berthed in the huge hangar here the silvery zeppelin needed only a few final touches to make it ready for leavetaking It will be moved outdoors early Monday night pre paratory to a takeoff between 10 p m and midnight Its officers while not looking upon the return cruise as a record attempt were confident that with favorable weather they would reach the ships new base at Frankfurt OnMain Germany 45 or 46 hours after leaving Lakehurst The pres ent west to east mark of 55 hours 22 minutes was made by the fa mous Graf Zeppelin in August 1929 Expects Good Winds Captain Lehmann anticipated fa vorable winds for the eastward flight We are making preparations to go at 10 he said Cross winds might delay us a little but we will have good weather on the way The crosswinds might force a chance in the planned earlyevening moving of the ship from the hangar to the mooring mast on the field Three Hours of Work Only about three more hours of work were needed to put the new sky queen in takeoff fettle Reser crews have piped cubic feet of hydrogen into its tanks since docking andhave put aboard gallons of fuel oil for the four Diesel motors The Hindenburg is to make 10 commercial transAtlantic trips this year Justice Department Agents See Close of Weyerhaeuser Case TACOMA ment of Justice agents Monday marked the George Weyerhaeuser kidnaping case with its three perpetrators serving prison sentences totaling 125 years Only the whereabouts of some in ransom money remained unknown at least publicly when the department chanced up its third victory in the case here Saturday with the sentencing of William Mahan reputed brains of the gang Mahan is in McNeil Island peni tentiary beginning a 60 year prison term SHEAKLEY RITES PLANNED AFTER FATAL ACCIDENT New Hampton Merchant Will Be Buried on Wednesday NEW Funeral serv ices for C C Sheakley 68 promi nent North lowan who was killed Sunday afternoon in an auto col lision near Newton will be conduct ed at oclock Wednesday after noon with the Rev W D Spiker pastor of the First Congregational church officiating The body was returned here Sunday night The accident In which Dr E A McMurray county coroner said no inquest will be held oc curred at a turn on highway 6 3 miles west of Newton when cars driven by Sheakley and L Neff a Madrid implement dealer collided Four besides Sheakley were in jured With Sheakley a local merchant and bank president were his wife and Miss Gertrude Attelson 35 New Hampton Both suffered cuts and bruises but were not in a seri ous condition Miss Attleson Mon day was still confined to a New ton hospital for treatment but Mrs Sheakley was brought home Sun day night Neff suffered fractured ribs and head cuts and Mrs Neff 40 received a broken hand and suffered from shock On Way for Visit thjy believed that Sheakley who was driving west lost control of his car crashing into the eastbound Neff auto TheSheak leys were going to Des Moines to visit relatives and the Neffs to Grinnell to visit Sheakley was the third member of his family to die within 45 days His sister Mrs F J Merritt died in the department store which is owned jointly by Mr Sheakley and Matt Kennedy His brother Samuel H Sheakley died in Racine last Tuesday and was buried Friday at Racine Served on State Board Mr Sheakley was born in Penn sylvania He came to Iowa while quite young and later taught in Nashua Then he went to Eldora where he was a newspaper editor After ocming here he entered busi ness 30 years ago with his father inlaw and when the latter died his partnership was bought out by Will and Matt Kennedy forming the Sheakley and Kennedy brothers company Will died some years aft er and his share was purchased by the other partners in 1920 Mr Sheakley has served on the New Hampton city council was a member of the Iowa state board of education and was at the time of his death a member of the New Hampton board of education He helped reorganize the First Nation al bank here serving as president since it was started in 1926 It is the largest bank in the county He also had large real estate holdings Mr Sheakley served on the Chickasaw county republican cen tral committee for many years Iowa Toll 129 He was married to Miss Helen Sherman in New Hampton To them were born two daughters and three sons One son Harold died in Iowa City about eight years ago Surviv ing are his widow two daughters Miss Lorraine high school student at home and Mrs Waldo N Graves Duluth and two sons Ed ward S Sheakley an attorney for the sales tax division of the Iowa state board of review Des Moines and Richard B Sheakley at home One brother Will H Sheakley lives in Minneapolis Minn Two grand children also survive Iowas 1936 traffic toll advanced to 129 with the death of Sheakley His was the third auto accident death of the week LeRoy Fay 29 of Iowa City was the victim of a headon collision near Mechanicsville and Coleen Wilson 2 was run over by a backing truck at Webster City Says Police Help Late Home KANSAS CITY by police as she was hitchhiking with her 5 months old son from the home of a sister in Davenport Iowa to Stillwater Mrs Clivette Tul ly 21 spent Sunday in the city jail She said she would have been home for Mothers day if the po lice hadnt tried to help Mason City High School Wins New State Honors Gets First Place in Shorthand and Typing Meet Mason City high school Saturday added another to its long list of championships by scoring 16 points in the state typing and shorthand contest held at Hotel Fort Des Moines Des Moines to tie with Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs for first place Approximately 200 high school and parochial school students competed for the annual awards The contest is sponsored by the Iowa State Commercial associa tion Mason Citys was a team rather than an individual display none of the Mohawks placing ill the indivi dual ratings The Mason City sec1 ond year shorthand team won how ever as did the second year typing team for its accuracy It was the first time the local team had ever placed at the top in this contest Pleased at I was especially pleased at the showing of the school because it shows an allaround consistency rather than flashy individualism It is our aim to promote high effi ciency among all of the students ra ther than a R E Nyquist head of the high school commercial department said Monday I con sider it a high honor to be rated su perior in such the commercial instructor added Because the Mason City and Council Bluffs schools each received 16 points it was decided that each school should have its name engrav ed on the cup Points are awarded on a basis of speed and accuracy The traveling cup becomes the per manent possession of the school Council Bluffs Saturday won this honor but because of the deadlock Mason City was given the privilege of retaining the trophy for a year Mason City won the runnerup cup for the third successive year there by gaining permanent possession of it Shorthand Team Wins The second year shorthand team which was first is composed of Alice Hartey Phyllis Rogers and Maxine Nelson This team averaged to earn 6 out of 8 possible points The accuracy trophy won by tlie second year lyping team was the result of typing in which each member of the team wrote 66 words a minute for 15 minutes with a total of 14 errors The other two points were won by the first year shorthand team composed of Magdaline Kartel Ebba Olson and Wayne Johnson Students were accompanied to Des Moines by their instructors Grace A Barnard Gladys E Price and Myrtle A Albert and by Mr and Mrs Reuben Nyquist SUMMARY First year typing winners were For Schaller high school first and Keokuk high school sec ond for speed Abraham Lincoln high school Council Bluffs first and Jefferson high school second for accuracy Individual Delores Bang ston of Goldfield first and E Woodke of Schaller second for speed John Bickel of McGregor first and Jean Dwelle of North wood second for accuracy Second year typing winners were For Waverly high school first and Mason City high school second for speed Mason City high school first and Abraham Lincoln high school Council Bluffs second for accuracy Individual Roger Fred ericks of Ogden first and Irene Sutton of Jefferson second for speed Leona Katelman of Council Bluffs first and Edna Miller of McGregor second for accuracy First year shorthand winners were For East Sioux City high school first and Keokuk school second Individual Pearl Miller of Corning first and Demetra Ang nos of Eagle Grove second Second year shorthand winners were For Mason City high school first and Centerville high school second Individual awards Marjoiie Whippel first and Dorothea Keller of Eagle Grove second Officers of the Commercial club are Alice Hartey president Jane Hilton vice president Marion OHarrow secretary and Gilman Knutson treasurer Report Derailment Cause DES MOINES of ficials said a defective frog appar ently caused the derailment of an engine and six cars of a Great Western freight train near here with about damage ON THE INSIDE LEON BLUM Socialist Leader Plans New Deal for France ON PAGE 2 Palmer Member of Wilson Cabinet Dies ON PAGE 7 Cub Gazette Places in Student Paper Contest ON PAGE 16 Torgeson Again Heads Iowa District League ON PAGE 8 Control of Trade to Give Italy Whip Hand FOREIGN AFFAIRS PAGE 4 WINTER WHEAT CROP ESTIMATED Production Forecast May 1 Bigger Than 1935 Less Than April 1 WASHINGTON depart ment of agriculture reported Mon day a winter wheat crop of bushels this year was in dicated from May 1 conditions The indicated crop a month ago was bushels Production last year was bushels and the 192S32 average Indicated production of rye was reported as bushels com pared with last year and two years ago The average of winter wheat re maining May 1 for harvest was acres and the abandonment since sowing last fall per cent compared with acres re maining last year for harvest when abandonment was per cent The 192832 average for harvest was acres and average aban donment per cent Winter wheat conditions May 1 was per cent of a normal com pared with on April 1 this year on May 1 last year and the 192332 average Petition Signed by Ignored and Slayer Must Hang LONDON home office declined Monday to reprieve Dr Buck Ruxton Indian blooded physi cian convicted of the Devils Beef Tub slaying of his wife despite a petition signed by persons Ruxton who was accused of slay ing both his wife and his maid dis membering their bodies and casting them into the Devils Beef Tub ra vine near Moffat must hang at a a C S Tuesday in Strangeways jail Manchester Girl Wounded Accidentally CLINTON dis charge of a revolver with which several youths were playing wound ed Dorothy Lampe 16 daughter of Mr and Mrs George Lampe The bullet struck her in the body HOUSE PUTS ON 1937 RELIEF FUNDS 340 TO 37 Senate Group Will Hear Morgenthau Again on Tax Act WASHINGTON J5 F o r c e s backing the Frazier Lemke farm debt refinancing bill scored two quick victories in the house MShday to assure action on that measure before the week is over By a 220 to 153 vote the house agreed to discharge from the rules committee a resolution to allow con sideration of the measure Then the rule was adopted by a voice vote It provides that the bill be taken up Tuesday for six hours general debate prior to the consid eration of amendments and a vote on actual passage The bill target of criticism on grounds it is inflationary would au thorize issuance of new currency to refinance existing farm debts Farmers would pay the government back 1 per cent principal and per cent interest Says Bill Doomed Byrns told reporters earlier the bill had no chance for final house approval although conceding in ad vance that the rules committee might be discharged The roll call vote on a motion to discharge the committee was or dered after a standing vote of 145 to 134 for that procedure Speaker Byrns put the question after only a few minutes of debate during which Representative Ful mer DS shouted that the money changers are responsible for contentions the measure would be inflationary Chairman Connery of the house labor committee said he was supporting the bill because farm state congressman had helped his committee on labor legislation addingthere could be no prosperity in the country until there were higher wages and greater income for labor and the farmer Reopen Tax Hearings An opportunity for the treasury to answer critics of the Roosevelt tax program was arranged Monday as the house voted asked by the president for relief The senate finance committee de cided to hear further from Secre tary Morgenthau and his aides Tuesday before decideding whether to modify the house tax bill The deficiency bill carrying the administrations workrelief appropria tion for 1937 was passed by the house and sent to the senate Speaker Byrns announced the vote on passage as 340 to 37 The final vote was a mere for mality postponed by agreement af ter the house had approved provi sions of the big measure last Fri day G O P Move Defeated Passage of the controversial mea sure by a heavy affirmative vote came after the house defeated by a vote Speaker Byrns announced as 286 to 90 a republican attempt to substitute state grants for the Works Progress program Secretary Waliace and Jessie H Jones chairman of the reconstruc tion corporation also will testify at the tax hearings Tuesday Chair man Harrison said the appearance of Wallace did not nec essarily mean revival of the plan for imposing new processing taxes Senator Byrd asked to have Morgenthau appear to answer his contention that the proposed tax on undistributed profits would permit many giant corporations to operate without paying any taxes Reply to Protests Harrison said Herman Oliphant treasury general counsel would un dertake to give the administrations reply to the protests voiced in open hearings to the house bill The committees decision to re call treasury experts was considered a further indication of doubts about the house bill At the closed session Monday lasting about two hours there was little effort to debate the merits of the proposal committee members said Most of the discussion was about procedure After the executive session Har rison still contended the general theory of President Roosevelts tax recommendations would be ap proved but conceded there would be changes in the house bill Levies on Surpluses For the first time he took cog nizance of proposals for a compro mise to continue present corporate taxes with levies on surpluses su perimposed Without committing himself to this proposal which has been widely discussed among committee memi bers Harrison said it would cang ;