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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 13, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER WAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOVVANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY TH1B PAPEB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 187 Hoover One of Worries G 0 P Chiefs Wish He Would Disclaim All Ambitions By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON O P managers have no notion of re nominating for mer Pre s i d e n t Hoover nor have they any idea that he will be r e n o m i n ated against their wishes But he worries them for all that No he cannot be renominated but he can create a scene if he insists on trying and they do not want a The democrats would not cbject to a moderate amount of excite ment to brighten up their Philadel phia convention which promises to be pretty flat The republicans however are desirous of all the har mony they can get And it will not n ia look very harmonious if they are compelled to be rough with the titular leader of their party to keep him quiet Try to Dictate What the G 0 real bosses wish to heaven is that the Palo Altonian would announce that he doesnt choose to run again Yet they are mightily suspicious that he has no intention of making such an announcement or he would have done it long before this they believe Or even if he doesnt plan to run again they are fearful that he will try to dictate the nomina tion of someone other than himself the republican platform too If he does they propose to choke him off but as previously remark ed it inevitably will be at the ex pense of a They were hope ful that the California primaries would convince him that he was a back number Those primaries somewhat strengthened him instead Generally Opposed G O P conservatives and liber als alike are antiHooverites The liberals oppose him on gen eral principles The conservatives are sure he could not be elected anyway and they want a candidate who they think may be able to win Not all of them would favor him for that matter if they thought he could win It will be recalled that some of their number desperately fought his nomination in 1928 It is his potential nuisance value which is so high The irony of the situation lies in the fact that many G O always have considered Hoover a better democrat than a republican Democratic Possibility He was something of a democratic possibly for the presidential nomination in 1920 For example he verged on being a free trader was a lo wtariff advocate at least The SmootHawley tariff law notorious ly was passed againsthis judgment When he was an aspirant for the republican presidential nomination in early 1928 the then Senator James E Watson of Indianawas an aspirant also I was rounding up presidential possibilities at the time Calling on Senator Watson in due course I asked Well why are your qualifications superior to Secretary Hoovers Hoover was secretary of commerce The outstanding said the senator is that Im a Designations Fade Today Is former President Hoover a democrat gumming up the chances of a republican party which now has become states rights et cetera And is President Roosevelt a re publican a democrat so fighting for centralization And what is Gov Alf M Landon who presumably will get the nom inal republican nomination An old time democrat Or an old time republican Or mixed And what will he be opposing if nominated It is enough to make the politico economic brain reel BORAH BEATEN BY TAFT IN OHIO Project Offered to Raise Level of Clear Lake TWO MEN KILLED IN PRISON BREAK Prison Foreman and Convict Slain as 12 Prisoners Make Escape McALESTER pri son foreman and a convict were re ported killed and four others were wounded Wednesday in a riotous break of 12 prisoners from Mc Alester state penitentiary C D Powell 50 foreman of the brickyard in which the desperate convicts rioted to starr their break was siain Warden Kenny said a convict by the name of Robert Dunningham Iso had been killed 2 KILLED IN BLAZE AT NIGHT CLUB Dance Crowd Tramples to Death Hat Check Girl in Stampede SAN FRANCISCO night club patrons attempt to light a cig aret from a dancers torch started a roaring fire in the club Shamrock here early Wednesday resulting in the deaths of four persons and in juries to 12 others The dancer Peggy Blossom swept on to the floor at 1 a carrying two flaming torches which had been dipped in benzine for her act Nearly 50 patrons in the crowded club at 560 Geary street watched the young woman There were several versions of how the place was turned into wild disorder when the flames broke out but Henry Buckman manager told police he believed his account was correct Grabs at Torch As Miss Blossom swirled with the blazing torches Buckman said a patron grabbed at one of them ap parently to light his cigaret Miss Blossom raised her arm to avoid him and the torch touched the flimsy decorations and the Jow papier mache ceiling Within a mo ment thee entire room was ablaze as patrons and entertainers fought their way through a narrow hallway to the only exit Fire Chief John Brennan estimat ed the loss at The hat check girl was trampled to as the patrons stam peded from the exit The other three died of suffocation in the closed sec ond floor room The dead are Jo Dickinson hat check girl San Francisco Mrs Elsie Marler 32 of Peta luma whose husband for merly was part owner of the Shamrock club Robert Pattison Berkeley Cal John Mason San Francisco The fire started at the height of gaiety Panic Sweeps Crowd Flames swept quickly through the decorations Panic swept the crowd Screaming shouting the dancers sought the only exit Miss Dickinson was in their path She was knocked down and trampled to death Some collapsed on the dance floor Others dived into dressing rooms or the ice box The flames were quickly smoth ered withoutspreading to other parts of the two story building Firemen at first thought everyone escaped They were spurred to ac tion by the screams of escaped en tertainers that others were still in the club No Air in Place This is said Charles Dullea captain of police inspectors after an inspection There was no air in the place There was only one exit and en trance at the foot of a steep stair way with an abrupt right angle turn All the windows were boarded up I am going through every night club in San Francisco to see if such conditions obtain Mrs Marler one of the victims and wife of Bob Forrest Marler who owns the Club Redwood near Peta luma had come to San Francisco to visit old friends at the Shamrock and for a good Firemen lighting against crowds which had poured on to the street from surrounding hotels and apart ment houses were blocked further by the tangled mob struggling from the exit Smoke Billows Out Smoke continued to billow from doors and windows after the flames which had swept the interior of the club were checked by streams of water The choking firemen then pressed through the smoke to bring out the bodies they could see lying on the floor Three members of the orchestra Bob Wilde Walter King and Don found huddled in the ice box into which they had dived Wollery was burned and the others were suffering from smoke and shock All of the injured except Mrs Jerry Hartley dancer Peter Bruhm a fireman and Robert Morgan pa tron were treated at an emergency hospital and sent to their homes None of the three was believed fatally injured Changing Drainage Map to Raise Lake Water Level The above map shows how an area of three square miles to the south could be added to the Clear Lake drainage by digging a foot ditch alonga ravine near the Bishop Morrison lodge according to a plan submitted to the conservation commission by F K Preston assistant district engineer of the highway commission Robinson Reported Ready to Enter Plea of Guilty HINDENBURG IS AIDED BY WIND Speeds Into Second Stretch of Its Return Flight to Germany Copyrtjht 1936 by TUB Associated ABOARD THE ZEPPELIN HIN DENBURG ENROXJTE TO GER by a good tail wind over the great northern circle the zeppelin Hindenburg sped into the second stretch Wednesday of its return flight across the Atlantic to Germany Despite fog and failing winds dur ingthe first days run from Lake hurst N the massive airliner had maintained an average speed of 71 miles an hour for the first half of the flight to its home base at Frankfort The zeppelins position at 1 p m G M T 7 a central standard time was reported by Mackay radio to be degrees north lati tude degrees west longitude This would place the zeppelin 620 miles almost due west of Lands End barely south of her west bound course Dr Hugo Eckener president of the Zeppelin company was in a jovial mood after the demonstra tions of good will he found in the United States upon the Hinden burgs record first flight to Ameri ca in 61 hours 38 minutes He beamed with pleasure when in formed of reports that a triumphant reception awaited him upon his re turn to Frankfort His happiness over the prepara tions in his honor with district nazi party leaders planningto present a silver cup to him was shared by Americans and Germans nazis and nonnazis alike when the news be came known to the passengers Mason City Workman Injured by Explosion Joe Rickey 122 Washington ave nue southwest was injured by a dynamite blast working ahead of a construction crew west of Mason City Tuesday noon He was cut about the face by flying rock Mr Rickey is employed by the B M Diltz Construction company He was taken to the Mercy hospital Declares That Confessed Kidnaper Is Insane LOUISVILLE H Robinson was quoted by a department of justice agent Wed nesday as expressing a willingness to plead gTiilty to the kid naping of Mrs Alice Speed Stoll provided his attorney Monte Ross of Nashville will let O C Dewey in charge of the Louisville office of the department of justice said Robinson told him that since he already had confessed the kidnaping he might as well plead guilty Dewey did not reveal whether the plea would be condi tional upon a life sentence Retained by Father Ross retained by the defendants father Thomas H Robinson at Nashville was reported enroute to Louisville for the arraignment in federal court which was expected later Wednesday E B Gebbard Louisville attor ney informed the court he had been requested to act for Ross at the ar raignment At Nashville however Ross said Wednesday he would not defend Robinson Held in Ross made the announcement af ter conferring with J Washington Moore Nashville city attorney He is one of Moores assistants Previously the attorney said Robinson was being held in a dun geon by federal officers Judge Elwood Hamilton declined to comment on the possibility of young Robinson receiving a life sen tence upon a plea of guilty Under the federal kidnaping law the ex treme penalty could be imposed If Robinson chose to stand trial he was expected to seek refuge in a plea of insanity Knows He Is Insane Announcing that he was employ ing counsel Robinson said at Nashville I know he is insane and has been for several Federal agenta said Attorney Ross would be admitted to young Robinsons detention cell in federal bureau of investigation headquar ters immediately upon his arrival The life of the Tennessee fugitive during the many months when he was the object of a nationwide man hunt was told by E J Connelley chief of the Cincinnati office of the federal Bureau of investigation after by Lock F K PRESTON Robinson had been grilled for sev eral hours Freely Admits Kidnaping He freely admitted kidnaping Mrs Stoll Connelley told reporters after which harried by authorities he spent most of the ransom money to keep ahead of the chase He made several trips between California and New York Connelley said once by plane Robinson Connelley said Midnt know why he had kidnaped Mrs Stoll and ridiculed reports that he had masqueraded in womens clothes to escape capture Robinson laughed when someone asked him U S Marshal L E Cranor said He stuck out one of his feet and asked how in the heck could I get a womans shoe on this No 11 ReElected Superintendent AUDUBON S Rendle man wag reelected superintendent of schools for Audubon county TheWeaiher FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler in central and east portions Wednesday night with light frost in northeast por tion warmer Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler Wed nesday night in east portion with heavy frost wanner in west and South Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 80 Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A M Wednesday 51 Rainfall in Night 10 PRESTONS PLAN WOULD ADD TO DRAINAGE AREA Board of Conservation to Consider Scheme of Engineer Details of a plan for adding ap proximately onethird more drain age area to Clear Lake by divert ing the waters from about three square miles of land to the south will be placed before the conserva tion commission on its visit to Cer ro Gordo county Thursday and Friday The project which is understood to be looked upon favorably by the commission was originated by F K Preston assistant district engi neer of the highway commission here who says it can be accomp lished by a foot ditch from a small stream in the center of sec tion 27 township 96 north range 22 west Bring Level Back This engineers believe will with another winter season bring the lake back to the outlet level and thus add substantially to the en joyment of the lake by shore resi dents bathers and fishermen Not since June 1933 has the water gone over the outlet having been about three feet below this lev el the past three years The con dition of the lake has caused engi neers to discuss various projects for adding to the area that drains into ft including a proposalto di vert some of the waters of Winne taago river five miles to the north No one dreamed there was a pos sibility of accomplishing the feat of adding drainage area by the pro posed plan until Mr Preston after a careful survey of the area last winter made known his findings It was recognized the waters from this stream were higher than the lake level but the job of getting to the lake appeared insurmountable Preston Finds Ravine Mr Preston found a ravine in which it will be possible to dig a ditch that will not involve too ex tensive an excavation problem About half of the foot ditch will have to be dug down an aver age of three feet and the remainder an average seven feet The ditch should be about 10 feet wide ac cording to Mr Preston The plan includes the construc tion of an earth dam across the stream The ditch would run from above this dam in a northwesterly direction toward the lake draining the water into a slough southwest of the Bishop Morrison lodge The water would then find its way to the lake through a culvert under the primary road No 106 about 400 feet south of the lodge This area now is drained into a creek going southeast toward Shef field Higher Than Outlet According to Mr Prestons fig ures there would be a three and a half foot fall from the little creek to the slough which is feet high er than the outlet This ae pointed out would provide ample fall for the water and make certain that it will be carried to the lake As soon as he had completed maps and elevation drawings of the plan for a ditch from the creek to the lake Mr Preston conferred with M L Hutton director of the Iowa state conservation commission as well as members of the commission including Dr F J Colby Forest City These and other conservationists particularly in this section of the state have expressed themselves as enthusiastic about the project Will Make Survey While in the county to inspect the WPA project at Clear Lake and the proposed park along the Shell Rock river at Plymouth the conser vation commission will also make a survey of the Preston project The hope of supporters of the proposal is that everyone in this section of the state will get behind the project and help in bringing about its successful completion It looks to me like Clear Lake will be getting a great deal for the money commented Ray mond Zack district engineer of the highway commission London Naval Treaty Received by Senate WASHINGTON CW President Roosevelt sent to toe senate late Tuesday the new London naval treaty It is expected to be urged for ratification this session ON THE INSIDE HENRY MORGENTHAU JR Treasury Head Gives Figures on Tax Bill ON 2 Survey Being Made on Homestead Valuations ON PAGE 8 Board Asks Chenault for Proof of Charges ON PAGE 18 Lake Mills Merchant Many Years Is Buried ON PAGE 18 FRAZIERLEMKE BILL VOTE NEAR More Signs of Compromise on Tax Program Appear in Washington WASHINGTON signs of a compromise on the tax program appeared Wednesday as administration leaders in the house concentrated on an effort to defeat the FrazierLemke plan for refi nancing farm mortgages with of new currency Before the senate finance commit tee which is preparing the house tax bill for its senate debut Secre tary Morgenthau replied to critics of the presidents suggestions Some senators evidently were leaning to ward a compromise A suggestion by Senator Harri son for a flat levy on all corporate income and a surtax on undistributed profits instead of the house bills complicated schedule of graduated levies on profits withheld from appeared to be gaining favor Debate Mortgage Bill The FrazierLemke mortgage re financing measure aroused sharp debate in the house with a vote scheduled before nightfall Speaker Byrns read a letter from William Green president of the American Federation of Labor opposing the bill Byrns told reporters a final check of the membership showed the plan which he calls inflationary would be defeated Advocates denying the in flation label was justified predicted they would win out easily Other developments Issues WPA Orders Harry L Hopkins ordered state WPA administrators not to use armed guards to maintain order among work relief employes and not to spy upon them Legislation to regulate the in terstate transportation of natural gas was approved by the house com merce committee The treasury reached an agree ment with large distillers of Cana dian liquor onclaims for duties on liquor smuggled into this country during prohibition Republicans and democrats con tinued to hammer at each other on relief the other major issue before congress ROOSEVELT HAS HUGE LEAD OVER NEW DEALS FOE Neely Victor in Senate Primary Balloting in West Virginia POLITICS AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Borah of Ida ho apparently lost to Robert A Taft favorite son candidate in a primary contest for delegates to the republican convention President Roosevelt piled up a big lead over Col Henry Breck inridge new deal foe in another test WEST VIRGINIA Senator Neely defeated Ralph M Hiner candidate backed by Senator Holt for the democratic senatorial nomination DELAWARE Six votes at democratic national convention pledged to president Roosevelt uninstructed delegates to republican national convention described by the state republican chairman as leaning to Gov Alf M Landon of Kans as selected NORTH dele gates to democratic national con vention instructed to vote for Roosevelt BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senator Borahs militant campaign against the regular republican or ganization in Ohio appeared Wed nesday to have won him only 5 of the 52 delegates the state will send to Cleveland He did not contest for 17 in the primary held Tuesday Supporters of Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas andCol Prank Knox of Illinois for the presidential nomina tion were encouraged by the re sults but deferred formal comment as did Borah until more returns were tabulated President Roosevelt overwhelmed the antinew deal democrat Col Henry Breckinridge of New York for the third time With over half the Ohio precincts reported Roose velt votes numbered almost to less than for his opponent Earlier resultsin Pennsylvania and Maryland were similar Taft in Statement Robert A Taft who had the back ing of the Ohio party organization as a favorite son against Borah said the succeses of delegates pledged to Mr Frederickson and my self showed that the republican voters of Ohio are in favor of choos ing a candidate and writing a plat form uncompromisingly opposed to President Roosevelt and the new deal In West Virginia Roosevelt was given votes in 531 out of precincts No tabulation of those for his only opponent Joseph A Coutremarsh of New Hampshire had been made First returns there gave sup porters of Landon the better of it in the republican primary Ten dele gates favoring his nomination were ahead Votes for Borah Of the 37 candidates for the 36 places on the states delegation 24 had announced they would abide by the preference primary result Bor ah had this count practically to himself but the promise of support was not binding Ralph M Hiner conceded his de feat by Senator Neely in the contest for the democratic senatorial nomi nation Hugh I Snott of Bluefield led Frank Nesbitt of Wheeling for the republican senatorial nomina tion The London cause also appeared helped in Vermont where nine un instructed delegates were picked Delaware and North Dakota dem ocrats as expected selected six and eight delegates respectively to ad vocate a Roosevelt renomination at Philadelphia Safety Council Formed in Greene County Is Twentieth in State Greene county Safety council the twentieth or ganized in the Iowa state safety program was formed at a large meeting held here Tuesday night Harry Craig Jefferson merchant named president W Earl Hall of Maaon City president of the state organization and a native of this county among the speak ers DIM on Golf Course CSVJwnea Lindsay 76 former manufac turer and died on a goir coursein auburban Niles apparently dying of a heart attack ;