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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 12, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 186 i I JJIV EI ITLjCiLJ J J JL v y i mm I VOL XLII ASSOCIATED PRSB3 WIEB ROBINSON ADMITS STOLL KIDNAPING COMPROMISE ON TAXES TO HAVE SUPPORT OF Wallace Urges Process Tax House Debates Farm Debt Bill BULLETIN WASHHINGTON ing the administration tax bill Herman Otfphant general coun sel of the treasury told the senate finance committee Tuesday the bulky measure was designed to place the burden on that por tion of the population where it would create the minimum of WASHINGTON that President Roosevelt would consent to modification of his controverted tax program reached Capitol Hill Tuesday amid the opening round of Miss Thomas New County Superintendent house debate on a 000 farm debt refinancing plan The report by some senators that the president was leaving the meth od of raising additional revenue up to congress as long as the needed amount was raised gave encourage ment to a movement within the sen ate finance committee to revise the house tax bills levies on undistrib uted corporation income There was no sign of a compro mise regarding the FrazierLemke bill to refinance farm mortgages with of new currency however as the house began six hours discussion of that measure Democratic leaders were lined up against the bill on the grounds it would be inflationary advocates de nied ttcir argument Wallace Urges Tax Reports of Mr Roosevelts atti Will Succeed Mrs Tannar This May 15 Miss Hazel Thomas superintend ent of schools at Belmond Tuesday afternoon was elected to succeed Mrs Pearl Tannar as Cerro Gordo county superintendent for the three year term beginning Sept 1 and also for the unexpired term due to Mrs Tannars resignation effective May 15 Miss Thomas was elected on the second ballot by delegates from 25 town and township school districts There were seven candidates for the position all of whom appeared be fore the convention in short talks preceding the balloting The other candidates were A G Hinshaw Janesville super intendent H W Moule FERA in structor in Mason City Charles M Neveln instructor in Hamilton school of commerce Miss Marie Peterson Rockwell City Tilford H Stall superintendent of Rockwell schools and Mrs Lucile Usher su perintendent of the Rock Falls schools TUCKER AWAITS TORN TO TESTIFY Lawyers Wrangle Over Right to Erect Pole Next to Iowa City Airport DES MOINES Frew Tucker impatiently waited his union laie monuay uigui turn to speak Tuesday while oppos questioning Mrs Minnie Hines and ing attorneys wrangled over legal Maynard Lenox in the Dan Shine j points at the start of a hearing on murder case The results of their j Tuckers sofar successful attempt questioning were not revealed I to keep airplanes from flying low There were no new developments j over nis farm home near the Iowa i at Elkader Tuesday but officials j city airport I hinted that they would resume ques A 24 foot pole Tucker erected in tioning of Jim Hines uncle of Mrs March in line with the airport s Continue Quizzing Suspects in Shine Murder at Elkader ELKADER county authorities returned Union late Monday from night West after To Head Schools MISS HAZEL THOMAS Devils Beef tubSlayer Dies DOCTOR RUXTON IS HANGED FOR DOUBLE MURDER Crowd Hostile to Woman Who Tries to Start Demonstration MANCHESTER Buck Ruxton died on the gallows of the Strangeways jail Tuesday for the Devils Beeftub slayings of his wife and a nursemaid Mrs Violet van der Elst militant campaigner against capital punish ment encountered a hostile recep tion from a large crowd outside the jail while the dark sallow skinned Parsee physician was hanged for Englands most gruesome crime since the turn of the century Mrs van der Elst determined to protest against the execution drove up to the jail in a limousine ac companied by two loud speaker vans Police turned back the trucks not permitting them to approach Wife Killer Hangs of Mr KGOSeveus atu tlonmg OI Jim nmes uuwc ui jyiaicii i liide on the tax program were not Pearl Sninei the widow Tuesday j main runway has resulted m um that ted Airlines airplanes avoiding ine LUUC K11 the only developments affecting that issue Before the finance commit tee Secretary Wallace rcommended enactment of processing taxes to raise a windfall tax on refunded AAA processing taxes and strengthening of legislative bar riers agairst recovery by processors of nearly of taxes col lected under the AAA Dispute over whether PWA should get some of the SI 000 requested by Mr Roosevelt for relief was revived by Senator Hay den He introduced an amendment to the house approved relief appropriation which would provide an extra for the public works administration Chairman Harrison of the senate finance committee reiter ated that fundamentals of the ad ministration tax program would be enacted Letter From Jones Harrison placed before the com mittee a letter from Jesse H Jones chairman of the Reconstruction cor poration recommending substan tial concessions in the tak on un distributed profits to corporations using earnings or borrowed money for new plant investment Jones added that the proposed method of taxing banks seems en tirely fair and highly Banks would not be included in the undistributed profits tax The RFC chairman also told the committee it wag not necessary to modify the bill with respect to bank holding companies as requested by the American Bankers association because his corporation would make necessary adjustments on its loans to such organizations Secretary Morgenthau of the treasury will appear before the committee on Wednesday SOUTHANDEAST IOWA GET RAINS More Local Thundershowers Forecast for State by Weatherman DES MOINES tcP Beneficial spring rains continued over southern and eastern Iowa Tuesday and the weather bureau forecast additional local thundershowers for Tuesday night and Wednesday Carroll received 31 of an inch Sioux City 10 and otlier communi ties received lesser amounts Rain was falling Tuesday morning in southern and easten Iowa and skies over much of the state were over cast Temperatures shot up Monday to a state high of 81 at Iowa Falls while Tuesday mornings low was 50 at Estherville Marshalltown and Cedar Rapids The weather bureau forecast much cooler for Wednes night Kasper Quadruplets Three Boys and Girl Still Going Strong PASSAIC N Kas per very small boys and one very small going strong Tuesday St Marys hospital reported A forenoon bulletin said the con dition of the babies continued good as they had enjoyed a good night Their appetites were equal to a half ounce of human milk every two hours fed to them through a medicine dropper Unionville Refuses to Permit Sale of Beer UNIONVILLE hear ing a protest from 50 of the 250 cit izens of Unionville the town coun cil decided Monday night to refuse to permit the sale of beer in thei town The council was unanimous in the vote ON THE INSIDE ADDIE AND EFFIE Only Two of Famous Cherry Sisters Left ON PAGE 20 Teachers Salaries Boosted 4 Per Cent ON PAGE 18 Records Show Many Iowa Prison Paroles ON PAGE 2 Former Calmar Woman Is Killed in Oklahoma ON PAGE 22 Iowa City airport since that time Calls Law Invalid While Leroy A Rader an assist ant attorney general argued before the state aeronautics commission that the commission has the power to hold the hearing E P Korab Tuckers attorney contended the state aeronautics law is unconsti tutional and the commission had no authority to call the hearing Rader also contended that under the Iowa law Tuckers pole de prives the city of Iowa City of the proper uss of its airport Korab said Tuckers right to erect the pole already has been passed upon by the courts and that court de cisions hold a property owner owns the space above his property to a height of at least 50 feet Self Pruning Trees Korab said that in 1929 Tucker planted some fast growing poplar trees on his property which were 12 feet high at that time and are only 12 feet high now You can see they are self prun ing trees The aviators kept flying low and clipping them off all the Korab said The commission later was to take testimony with Dave Crum of the Iowa City Chamber of Com merce as the first witness sched uled to take the stand the jail Jeer and Hoot TRIAL IN DEATH OF WIFE OPENS One of Best Known American Physicians in China Is Accused TIENTSIN John Col bert one of the best known Ameri can physicians in China was put on trial in United States district court here Tuesday on a charge of at tempting to murder his young fourth case as mysterious and ob scure as the Orient itself The 50 year old doctor smilingly protesting his innocence sat side by side with the wife he is accused of trying to poison District Attorney Felthan Watson accused him of a slow and scientific campaign to kill her Double Murder and Suicide Is Verdict of Coroners Jury ALLEN coroners jury decided that the deaths of three members of the Marlin Ben stead family in a fire which des troyed their farm home here was a case of double murder and euicide the father killing his wife Pearl and his daughter Monica Rose 3 then committing suicide The crowd pressed about the lim ousine which drove within 70 yards of the main gates shouting jeering and hooting The 36 year old Dr Ruxton was hanged shortly after 9 a m 2 a C S Promptly 15 minutes later a black flag was run up in the pris on tower in evidence that British justice had exacted its penalty for the murder of Mrs Isabella Ruxton and the killing and dismemberment of her maid May Jane Rogerson sometime last September Actually Dr Ruxton who de serted his Parsee wife in India in 1925 to come to England was con victed and hanged only for the slaying of the woman he married while studying in Edinburgh Slashed to Bits The crown prosecution charged however that he also killed Miss Rogerson slashed her to bits and cast both bodies in the Devils Beeftub ravine near Moffat on the Scottish border As the hour for the execution struck Mrs van der Elst attempted to lead the crowd outside the jail walls in singing Abide With Me and Nearer My God To The blond opponent of the death penalty arrived at the jail an hour before the hanging to conduct her anticapital punishment demonstra tion Howwould you like your daugh ter cut up one woman shouted at Mrs van der Elst Motions to Auto A man motioning at the expen sive automobile of the wealthy London woman cried Pawn it give it to the Mrs van der Elst left her car and started to remonstrate with police It is a terrible thing for this civ ilization to allow a man to be Dozens of women and girls stood about the limousine laughing and taunting the leader of the attempt ed demonstration A quarter of an hour before the execution police persuaded Mrs van der Elst to move her automo bile to a side street where a number of persons followed continuing their outcries At the moment of Dr Ruxtons death Mrs van der EJst called through one of her loud speakers Few Remove Hats Will the gentlemen in the crowd please bare their heads A number of women wept but only a few men removed their hats Starting to leave the prison with five policemen standing on each running board of her car to force a way through the crowd Mrs van der Elst scattered pamphlets en titled Barbarism in the Twentieth When the antihanging crusader departed she was taken straight to a police court and charged with behaving in a manner whweby a breach of peace might have been willfully obstructing traffic and dangerous driving She was remanded for a week under 50 pounds ball Some of the crowd later joined in singing the hymns and some kneeled in prayer Plans Not Carried Out Mrs van der Elsts plans to send a squadron of ten airplanes over the jail dropping thousands of pam DR BUCK RUXTON 3 LOSE LIVES AS PLANE CRASHES Pilot and Wisconsin Farmer and 8 Year Old Girl Are Victims NEW LISBON persons lost their lives in the crash of an airplane in a heavily wooded tract on the Martin Wood farm three miles from here late Monday The dead Herman Underdahl about 42 Los Angeles the pilot Carl Ristow 29 New Lisbon farmer Carolina Ristow 8 daughter of Ristow Underdahl a retired navy offi cer here for a visit with Wood his cousin had been taking relatives and neighboring farmers on sight seeing flights Acceding to the pleas of bis daughter Ristow went up to give her a ride Underdahl was preparing to land when his ship plunged He banked at an altitude of 500 feet and the plane went into a nosedive Underdahl and Caroline were dead when neighbors reached the scene Ristow died in a Mauston hospital several hours later Underdahl flew the ship from Los Angeles where he purchased it it was reported from George Brent the movie actor Newspaper Men Banquet DES MOINES than 150 editors publishers and journal ism students attended the annual banquet of Sigma Delta Chi na tional professional journalism so ciety commemorating the centen nial of newspapering in Iowa 77wWeather FORECAST IOWA Local thundersliowers probable Tuesday night and Wed nesday except partly cloudy in northwest Wednesday cooler in west and north central late Tues day night much cooler Wednes day MINNESOTA Cloudy showers in east and south portions much cooler in west and south Tuesday night Wednesday partly cloudy cooler in east and south IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum 0 Minimum in Night 52 At 8 A M 65 ITALIANS LEAVE GENEVA LEAGUE BREAK IS HINTED Secret Exchange of Views Between Germany and Italy Reported By JOSEPH E SHARKEY Copyright 1836 by The Associated Press GENEVA Pompeo Aloisi and his entire league of na tions delegation from fascist Italy eft Geneva Tuesday on sudden or ders from home They carried with them the secret of Premier Mussolinis hasty in structions of recall Up until their train pulled out of the closely guarded railway station the Ital ans insisted they could not inter pret II Duces command Nevertheless many league oh servers believed the move was a prelude to a complete Italian break vrith the league over the question of crushed and annexed Ethiopia Condemn Annexation The Italian action came shortly after the leading members of the eague council had drafted a resolu ion which in effect condemned Italys annexation of Ethiopia Their resolution product of a mid night meeting at which Italy was not represented stated the council needed time to reflect on a proper course Monday following hints that Italy would bolt the league rather than discuss its conquest in the presence of a council representative of Haile Selassie Aloisi walked out of the opening council session Italy and Germany A secret exchange of views be tween Italy and Germany took place in Berlin Monday a reliable source here declared Whether Premier Mussolinis de cision to withdraw his delegation from Geneva was discussed at that exchange was not immediately stat ed Geneva authorities however won dered if there was any connection between the two events In Rome reliable sources said a diplomatic break between Italy and Great Britain could not be avoided if the British continue to press for sanctions at Geneva Dino Grandi fascist ambassador tc London wag reported under or ders to try and make Great Britain like the Ethiopian annexation To Crown Emperor In Ethiopia fascists hinted the coronation of Victor Emmanuel as emperor of the primitive country might take place at the holy city of Aksum storied seat of the real ark of the covenant and the Ten Commandments Count Galleazzo Ciano II Duces soninlaw swooped down on Addis Ababa with his desperate air squadron to start in on his new job of minister of press and propa ganda He will help Viceroy Pietro Ba doglio spread the tidings that Vic tor Emmanuel is the one and only Planes and native run ners opposite extremes in com munication will be used to dis tribute the proclamation Britain in the Mediterranean kept her naval powder dry She be gan a practice mobilization of de fense forces on strategic Malta be hind a curtain of deep secrecy Disguise Fails Thomas H Robinson above kidnap suspect captured by fed eral agents is shown below dis guised as a woman His disguise was penetrated by a Pasadena soda clerk who gave the tip that led to his arrest CAMPBELL GETS LIFE IN PRISON Pleads Guilty to Part in Kidnaping of Bremer ST PAUL Campbell pleaded guilty in federal court Tues day to participation in the kidnaping of Edward G Bremer Federal Judge M M mediately seentenced him to life im prisonment Negro Awaits Death for Attack on Girl HUNTSVILLE Doomed for the attackslaying tf pretty 19 year old Vivian Wood ward Walter Miller huge Negro laborer was taken to Kilby prison Tuesday to await execution there June 19 Miller was convicted and sen tenced to the electric chair last night after a one day trial phlets against capital punishment were not carried out Police forbade the dropping of pamphlets and the planes which were expected never theless to dip in salute over the jail failed to appear The man whose perfect crime was foiled through painstaking sci entific detection which included more than testa of the bodies left three small children in Eng land now wards of the state The body of Ruxton who was ar rested Oct 13 and convicted March 13 will be buried in a shallow quick lime grave in the Strangeways jail yard 40 Hour Ocean Crossing Predicted for Hinden burg ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN HIN DENBURG ENROUTE TO GER MANY Hindenburgs high command encouraged by favorable weather reports predicted Tuesday a 40 hour trip from Lakehurst to the English channel Dr Hugo Eckener president of the Zeppelin company declared as the huge craft headed out over the sea on the return leg of its maiden North American voyage The last weather reports indicate well make favorable progress all the way across reaching the Eng lish channel in 40 Officers and crew of the Hindtn burz were visibly touched at the sa lute of whistles as the zeppelin flew low over New York just after mid night Capt Ernst Lehman said he was overwhelmed by the hospitality shown at Lakehurst during the zep pelins two day stop and in New York and Washington The Hindenburg passed Cape Can son the eastern extremity of the mainland of Nova Scotia about 540 miles northeast of Lakehurst at Greenwich time a m CST Tuesday A radio message on the position of the zeppelin on its return flight to Germany was received by Mackay PLANE ARRIVES AT LOUISVILLE TO SEEK DEATH Last Big Name Checked From GMens List of Public Enemies LOUISVILLE H Robinson was brought here by department of justice agents by airplane Tuesday from Glendale where he was captured Monday night as the kidnaper of Mrs Alice Speed Stoll Louisville society matron R o binsoiij whose confession of the kidnaping of the socially promi lent Louisville junior leaguer Oct 10 1934 was announced by J MRS STOIX Edgar Hoover at Washington land ed at the municipal airport here at central standard time His dapper moustache neatly clipped young Robinson was rushed to one of three automobiles in which federal agents awaited his arrival Placed between two agents he was whisked towards downtown Louisville 5 miles away Pulls Hat Over Face Once in the car which was only 40 feet from where the plane land ed Robinson bent his head and pulled his hat over his face The transport plane piloted by Milo H Campbell and Frank Busch of Los Angeles flew here from Glen dale in 11 hours and 40 minutes making only two stops one at Al buquerque N andthe other at Wichita where it refueled Pilot Campbell said Robinson slept part of the time the prisoner was handcuffed to his seat during the entire trip Robinsons brown suit was rumpled and his tieless shirt open at the neck He appeared to be in good spirits and much heavier than de scriptions of him sent out by the government Rather Pay Own Way The pilots said the four agents who accompanied Robinson here had no difficulty with the prisoner Pilot Campbell said Robinson kidded with the agents and crew at times When joshed by one of the pilots about getting a free Robinson retorted Campbell said Id sure a hell of a lot rather be paying my own Robinson was taken to the fed eral bureau of investigations of fices on the seventh floor of a downtown office building Agents placed him in a private room and pulled down the shades In taking Robinson to their headquarters here federal agents detoured a crowd of about 200 spec tators mostly women who had rushed into the office building lobby at word of Robinsons approach by pushing their prisoner into a freight elevator Crowd at Airport A crowd of several hundred in cluding many women carrying cam eras also had gathered at the air port for Robinsons arrival The director of the federal bu reau of investigation said Robinson told agents that his first plan was to kidnap C C Stoll fatherinlaw of his victim Finding that the elder Stoll was not at home Hoover said nis story continued he went to the sons house seeking a second pos sible male victim When he could not find the young er Stoll Hoover said Robinson quickly decided to abduct younj Mrs Stoll Paid for Protection In admitting the kidnaping Hoov er said Robinson confessed to slug ging Mrs Stoll on the head with a lead pipe Hoover quoted Robinson as saying he paid plenty for protection dur ing his yearandahalf flight from justice Most of the ransom mon ey was dissipated in his efforts to evade detection Hoover indicated A final check Tuesday showed only of the ransom money was in Robinsons possession when he was captured Arsenal in Room Hoover said Robinson was well armed and that an arsenal was found in the kidnap suspects Glen dale room Besides a pistol found on Robin son when he was arrested agents found in room two 25 caliber automatic 38 auto matic 12 gauge Rem ington The 29 year olfl Robimon often called the wolf sur rendered without firing a shot and was hustled aboard a plane bound ;