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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 14, 1936, Mason City, Iowa C HIS MEM A ttff r r 11 rj v p NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII IVB CENTS A PRESS LEASED W1KJ5 SEKViCB MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY MAY 141936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 188 Washington First Goal Prohibitionists Try to Dry Up U S Capital By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA It will be interesting to note from time to time what if any progress the prohibiti o n i s t s make with their effort to resusci tate their cause as a national is sue Their first step is to try again to dry up the Dis trict of Columbia as an example to the remainder of the country A bill to that effect introduced by Representative U S Guyer of Kansas already is pending in con gress It is more than unlikely to be voted on at this session However another one is sure to be offered by Guyer or someone else next win ter Butler a Convert In the meantime under the name of the United Dry Forces the pro hibitionists are campaigning At their initial rally in ton General Smedley D Butler re tired from the marine corps who several years ago as chief of police made a sensational attempt to make prohibition stick in Philadelphia was their keynoter His subject was The Booze Racket On his Phila delphia assignment the general was not supposed to be personally par ticularly enthusiastic for dry legis lation he simply was endeavoring to enforce the law as he found it But now he obviously is as ardent a prohibitionist as ever was Wayne E Wheeler Of course Congressman Guyer spoke too and there was a prayer by the Rev Dr James Shera Mont gomery chaplain of the house of representatives ID short the gathering had some thing of anofficial aspect Good Place to Begin Strategically speaking Washing ton is a good city for the drys to start on It is conspicuous As the drys say it is a guinea pig for the whole country The sentiment of its inhabitants is overwhelmingly wet but its cit izenry is voteless If the drys can scare congress congress will not carea picayune for the feelings of Washingtonians True many con gressmen who have to spend much of their time here like their own drinks But they know they can get them anyway prohibition or no pro hibition So can anybody Not Smacked Down It may seem as if the prohibition ists should have been fairly well smacked down by the 1932 election and what followed but they do not see it that way The wets always contended that prohibition was put across in a na tional fit of war thing potentially drinkable being needed instead to feed Uncle Sams soldiers The drys contention is that re peal was the child of depression hys theory being that liquor sales would create a lot of employ CONVICTS ROVE OKLAHOMA HILLS FEAR 2 HOSTAGE GUARDSSLAINBY 8 DESPERADOES Farmer Abducted by 5 of Fugitives Wife Forced to Feed Them McALESTER Okla ff Eight desperate fugitives of a bloody pris on break roved the southeastern Oklahoma hills Thursday eluding posses who sought to capture them and rescue two guards taken along as hostages Fear that the Cope and Victor met the same fate as Charles D Powell prison brick plant foreman killed anil tossed into a downtown McAlester street soon after the break Wednes day was expressed by Fred Daugh erty prison secretary William Doaks farmer was ab ducted early Thursday by five of the convicts after they had forced Mrs Doaks to prepare breakfast for them at their home near Pittsburg about 25 miles southeast of here Group Seen Later This group which had held the juards prisoner was seen later at Blanco with only one hostage who was believed to be Doaks Daugher Claim All Inflation Moves Dead Conservation Board to Inspect Project at Lake MRS HENRY FRANKEL Commission Chairman ment in the brewing and distilling industries and also yield barrelsful of revenue thereby heading off much other painful taxation Well say the drys unemployment has not been appreciably decreased look at the present tax bill A Dry Handicap The drys face one grave handicap By a vast iiajority senators and representatives always loathed pro hibition Those from wet constituencies hated it naturally Those from unmistakably dry con stituencies favored it just as nat urally But most legislators were from constituencies of which they were not sure They simply despised the wetanddry issue because they did not know which side of it to straddle on It is a question to have reopened When a dry bill is introduced in congress in the regular routine it is referred to a committee That committee is quite aware that its job is to smother it Prohibition never will get back into the constitution anyway WANTED AT RUDD CHARLES CITY Terrill one of the convicts tak ing part in the McAlester Okla prison break but who was re capturedis still under indictment in Floyd county for the at tempted robbery of the Farmers State bank at Rudd Nov 7 1927 He has never been tried for the crime ty said He said it was feared Cope and Conn had been thrown from an automobile by tha felons who were traveling in two cars Wiley Napier night marshal at Antlers Kiamichi mountain town southeast of here reported to posse men that he pursued two of the con victs eight miles west before he lost the trail oftheir speeding mo tor car Poseemen sought the eighthfelon in brush country near Stewart Twentyfour of the most hard ened felons in the state prison started the break Wednesday by a surprise flashing of surreptiously made knives By threatening the lives of surrounded guards they persuaded wall guards to throw down guns and unlock gates Suspend Two Guards The state Hoard of affairs an nounced Thursday the suspension of two guards who threw down their guns L M Nichols chairman of the board said the disciplinary action was taken against George Cheek and Harry Dotts tower guards at the brickyard The guards said the convicts were holding knives against the Spends Day in Session on Matters Ready for Action Planning to spend two days in Mason City and surrounding terri tory considering proposed proj ects inspecting the Plymouth state park proposal and the Clear LaSe diversion suggestion and dedicating the new WPA promenade at Clear Lake the state conservation com mission convened Thursday morn ing at the Hotel Hanford The commission planned to spend Thursday in session considering matters ready for action leaving Friday for inspection tours of sug gested conservation projects in this and surrounding territory One of the most important proj ects the commission made before it was a proposal to purchase the Floete mansion and a 65acre tract of land on West Okoboji lake to be used as a biological research labor atory and dormitory by the Uni versity of Iowa Presented by Updegraff This proposition was presented to the commission by Dr Clarence M Updegraff assistant to the presi dent and professor of law at the University of Iowa and Dr J H Bodine head of the department of zoology at the University of Iowa and director of the Lakeside Labor atory association Updegraff was at one time with tha legal department of Jacob E Decker and Sons here The Floete property which it is understood can be purchased for approximately lies between the 100acre tract bordering the CATFISH MAY 15 Good news for fishermen was contained in an early decision of the conservation commission here Thursday to advance the catfish season opening from June 15 to May 15 DR CLARENCE M UFDEGRAFF University of Iowa Black Hawk County Warehouse Razed by Fire Following Blast WATERLOO caused by a gasoline explosion destroyed a Black Hawk county road machin ery warehouse and equipment at Eagle Center at 7 a m Thursday Ed Remling caretaker suffered se vere burns on his left hand when gasoline he was pouring into a road maintenance tank spattered on to a hot electric light bulb and ignited A 210 gallon tank of gasoline ex ploded shattering windows through nut the village Loss was estimated at necks of two unarmed inside guards in the yard Nichols said Both Cheek and Dotts said they turned their guns over to the pris oners only after the threatened juards themselves had pleaded that they throw their guns to them i Cheek and Dotts felt they were sav ing the lives of the guards The suspension order was an nounced after a night of question ing guards prisoners in the brick yard and all others who could give the board information 10 Convicts Wounded Ten convicts were wounded and prevented from escaping by the prompt fire of guards Six others were soon retaken and eight dashed to freedom Nip Cope a guard and brother of the wounded hostage was in a posse in the Antlers region From one of the recaptured pris oners retaken after the knife flashing break from the prison brickyard the warden learned that one of the two hostage guards Tuck Cope was wounded The warden questioned Jerry Stringfellow 27 serving 25 years for robbery Asks to Be Thrown Out I heard Cope say he was shot the warden quoted Stringfellow as saying and he asked them to throw him out like they did Pow ell Four long term convicts named by Kenny probable leaders of the break were Claude Beavers serving 25 years for robbery Archie Herring serv ing 10 years for robbery Jess Cun ningham serving life for murder and Bil Anderson serving 27 years for robbery LEO J WEGMAN State Treasurer Fire Damage S2500 OSKALOOSA causing an estimated 52500 damage de stroyed the farm home of Guy Wil liamson of Beacon ITALIAN EMPIRE RATIFIED IN ROME Chamber of Deputies Votes Unanimously Mussolini Watches Balloting ROME chamber of dep uties clamorously and unanimously ratified the bill creating an Italian empire in the presence of Premier Mussolini and his entire governmnt Thursday The regimented deputies were un iformed in black shirts They were enthusiastic Watching the vote from the diplo matic gallery was Baron Pompeo Aioisi head of the Italian delegation to the league of nations who had just returned from Geneva Near him were the ambassadors of Germany and Japan and the min ister of Austria Mussolini read the decree creating a new empire based on the conquest of Ethiopia without comment The deputies voted immediately signifying their approval with cheers lake where the universitys lake side laboratory is now located and the Gull Point state park Acquisi tion of the property would thus give the state continuous property along the lake shore The lakeside laboratory tract which was started 20 years ago by Thomas Macbride former president of the University ofIowa has now been deeded to the state in trust for scientific purposes Up to State Council If purchase of the tract is recom mended by the commission then ac tion on the matter will be up to the state executive council For this reason Leo J Wegman state treasurer was delegated by the executive council to sit in on the meeting with the commission here Mr Wegman expressed himself as favorable to the purchase It was pointed out that the Floete tract is still in its natural state and therefore highly desirable for scien tific research The 100 room Floete mansion built by the late Franklin Floete a Spencer lumberman at a cost of more than 5100000 will fit admirably into the plan for develop ment of the state university labor atory it was stated CCC Camp Nearby The upper floors of the building would be used for dormitory rooms and the lower floor for laboratories and class rooms It was also pointed out by those interested in getting the state to purchase the Floete property that a CCC camp with 200 boys was re cently established at Milford for the purpose of improving the laboratory grounds Conveyance of the Floete property to the state will make it possible to utilize CCC workers for making changes in the Floete man sion and also for the construction of additional laboratories One of the important grounds given for state purchase of the property is that land in its virgin LEADERS HAIL DEFEAT OF FRAZIERLEMKE Lemke Holds Many Who Opposed Bill to Lose House Seats WASHINGTON em phatic way in which the house of representatives turned down the FrazierLemke bill led democratic chiefs to proclaim Thursday that congress will countenance no cur rency inflation Wednesdays 235 to 142 vote which crushed the bill to refinance farm mortgages with of new money brought jubilant whoops from its opponents and warnings from the FrasierLemkc camp that some congressmen will pay dearly for their no Lemke Plans New Bill Well get back here next Janu ary and there wont bu quite as many familiar faces as there are least not from the farm states said Representative Lemke R N Dak He announced he would reintro duce the bill immediately with the idea of getting another test Representative OConnor D N Y chairman of the rules commit tee commented The result definitely assures that there will be no inflation If big business lias been waiting for evidence to restore the confidence they talk about this should be one big evidence of the stable attitude of this administration Senate Takes Day Off After Wednesdays excitement ongress experienced a letdown It Local School Band Arrives Cleveland CLEVELAND Mason City high school band delegation arrived here late Wednesday night and by oclock Thursday morning was settled in the Olmsted hotel with all members tired after the long trip from Mason City and anxious to go to bed Friday evening at 7 oclock has been scheduled as the appearance time of the Mason City band in class A national high school com petition when it seeks to retain the top rating it has held in the last two national contests Local Soloists May Seven Mason City soloists and the string group competed Thurs day The band will play Friday eve ning at oclock In the special train which arrived here with Mason City were bandf from Northwood Iowa City anc Geneva 111 in addition to solo ists from some other towns There were 9 coaches and three diners on the train Conductor Carlcton L Stewart who had arrived here the day be fore the Mason City band came had made advance arrangements and notified the band to be ready for rehearsal Thursday morning Nearly 7000 Entered High school musicians from 14 states put up their music stands in Clevelands public hall Thursday for the three day stay and a try for honors in the national solo and en semble contests as well as bane competition Nearly 7000 contestants the largest entry list ever received for the contests assembled here for the event Fourteen states will be rep resented in the band contests and twelve in the individual events con test officials said Banda from class B and class C schools opened the competition was at a loss for an important is Thursday less than 50 feet apart Demos Plan Big Mecf DAVENPORT 1500 delegates are expected to attend the Iowa Young Democrats convention here Sundav iue to debate because relief and axes were still in committee So Jie house devoted itself to routine affairs while the senate took the day off A legislative bloc supporting Rirx ford G Tugwells rural resettlement administration strove to get a sen ate appropriations subcommittee considering the proposed 000000 fund for next years relief to assure funds for RA Revise Tax Bill The senate finance committee prepared to tackle tha task of re vising the house revenue bill Re sponding to requests from senators treasury tax men sent to capital hill estimates as to how much money several proposed substitute plans wuuid raise The administration has proposed that be obtained through a graduated tax on corpor ate income withheld from dividend distribution and additional levies on dividend The house bill would re peal existing corporate levies sub stituting a corporate income tax graduated according to percentage I A sound proof curtain between them provided separate auditoriums Bands from class A schools begin playing Friday Announce Resulls Saturday While the band contests are under way on one floor of the hall indi vidual performers will be at work in 22 different places in other parts of the large building Results of the band contests will be announced Saturday afternoon when the massed band and march ing contest will be held in Cleveland stadium Results in the solo and ensemble divisions will be announced immedi ately after their conclusion of income holders withheld from stock age of the recent tornado to Oka manpedan state park state park concessions selection of delegates to a conference of fish and game commissioners at Madison Wis and to the national conference of itate parks and approval of a num ber of drained lake bed leases in volving the planting of crop and jame cover A total of 850 acres is involved in lake bed leases Attitude Is Favorable Members of the commission in cluding Director Hutton voiced heniselvcs as having a 1ayorable ittitude toward the proposafto add hree square miles of drainage area o the Clear Lake water shed Any addition to the lake drainage state is rapidly disappearing and Iarea wil he a decided advantage they stated The F K Preston pro that such tracts as are left should be preserved if possible particular ly lakeshore property with all the advantages the Floete tract has Mansion Gets Attention The Floete mansion attracted at tention in 1927 when Col Edward Starling personal agent of Presi dent Coolidge made an inspection of the property as a summer home posal appeared feasible although it may not raise the lake level as much as some anticipate it was stated Members of the commission also indicated an interest in the proposal to make a state park of the scenic spots along the Shell Rock river between Plymouth and Rock Falls Acting as attorney for the com for the chief executive of the na1 mission is L A Rader assistant at tion The politics of the situation tomey general however caused the president to establish his home in the Black Hills of South Dakota The Floete property including the landscaped grounds is the show place of the Okoboji region Presiding at the meeting of the commission was Mrs Henry Frank el chairman M L Hutton director of the commission stated he had a long list of matters to be consid ered among them game manage ment aicas the amount of the dam HERRING SYMPATHIZES WITH FLOETE PROPOSAL DES MOINES Gov Clyde L Herring said Thursday he is much in sympathy with a proposal to purchase the Floete mansion and I tract on West Okoboji lake which the conservation commission is conj sidering I He suggested it might be possible I to use some of the S250000 a year I CCC appropriation for pa it of the purchase mice i ON THE INSIDE MRS HARRIETTS HAGUE Oldest Passenger Aboard Hinclen burg 86 Years Old Hmdenburg Breaks All Records for Crossing ON PAGE 2 Veishea Exposition in State College Opened ON PAGE 29 Federal WPA Official to Dedicate Lake Wall ON PAGE 28 Motorist Included in No Accident Campaign ON PAGE 21 In Austrian Crisis ERNST VON STARHEMBERG KUKT SCHUSCHNIGG NEGRO BELIEVED CHICAGO SLAYER Slugs Nurse Thought Same Person Who Committed Y W C A Killing CHICAGO light skinned believed by the police to be he same man who last Saturday bludgeoned Mrs Lillian Guild 59 o death in her Y W C A bed room here Thursday slugged a nurse at the St Lukes hospital vith a brick and escaped after ter rorizing SO other nurses The attack was made on Miss Louise Rickert 20 yeafs old of De troit Mich in her fourth floor room at the hospitals nurses home Sergt Kyran Phelan of the de tective bureau said vinced the intruder he was con was the man who beat Mrs Guild with a brick and strangled her after physicians said apparently assaulting her Social Security Checks WASHINGTON social security board announced it has is sued checks totalling to Iowa to cover public assistance grants for the three month period April 1 to June 30 CODICTATOR OF AUSTRIA OUSTED FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and warmer Thursday night and Fri day MINNESOTA Generally fair and somewhat warmer Thursday night and Fridav IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures I for 24 hour period ending at S i oclock Thursday morning j Maximum Wednesday i5 Minimum in Night XS At 8 A M Thursday 5G Although Mason City escaped with a temperature Wednesday night that was slightly above the frost level other parts of North Iowa were not so fortunpto At the sugai plant north of the city in fact the mercury dropped to 30 de grees anu there was a heavy frost Ice was reported elsewhere Not so good for the tender shoots Loyalty to Italy Pledged After Removal of von Starhemberg By ALVJTN 7 STEINKOPF jiiJ by Tim Associated InMi removing Prince Ernest von Starhemberg as vice chancellor of Austria Chancellor Kurt Schuschniggs first act Thurs day was to promise Austrias loy alty to Italy Having thrown the powerful prince out of the government the scholarly Schuschnigg rushed an assurance to Premier Mussolini that Austria remained Italys loyal ally Indications were that Schusch niggs move may have improved the friendly relations already existing between the two nations Friend of 11 Reports spread through high quar ters that II Duce wag actually in ao hurry to see von Starhemberg al though the prince wealthy head of the heimwehr home guard long had been regarded as a close friend of the Italian leader These reports were accentuated when von Starhemberg suddenly canceled an airplane passage tr Rome and his headquarters an nounced hc would leave by train in stead for the Italian capital Thurs day ntght Heimwehr officials said they werj not even sure the prince would sec Mussolini explaining that hc was going there primarily to see a foot ball match next Sunday Holds Single Posi Officially von Starhemberg now holds only one single post under the government that of sports front leader Observers who said they had noticed the relations between von Starhemberg and Mussolini cooling recalled that the prince in 1929 re ceived an assignment to make Austria fascist The progress was said to be ton slow to suit Mussolini and the fascist idea gained little popularity despite the large expenditures on the project under von Starhemberg It was emphasized at the chan cellery that Italys interest in main ainingAustrias independence was as great as ever and that Austria remains firmly convinced of the value of the independence pact with Rome Quifl But Tense Austria was quiet but tense the rapulace recalling apprehensively hat von Starhemberg declared in a lublic address only a fortnight ago he heimwehr would be dissolved or deprived of influence only over my dead body Heimwehr officers issued re issuring statements To provincial leimwehrmen who telephoned ask whether they should attempt to occupy gendarmerie posts and pub ic buildings the officers replied hat no action shoulti be taken Only customary display of mil tary forces was in evidence in Inn apital and there were no unusual ictivities in the heimwehr quarter Jut efforts to erase marks of von Starhembergs leadership were noted after he was releived Wednesday night of the vice chancellorship His Pictures Disappear Pictures of the prince a close ympathizer with Premie Musso ni of Italy disappeared overnight from billboards and walls The black white and red flag of Germany was raised monentarily over the heimwehr headquarters by unknown persons police remov ed it immediately i Heimwehr subcommanders or I dered their units to keep heads cool and declared only orders is sued by Prince von Starhembers himself were to be obeyed by thn private army In Styria an5 thn Tyrol the heimwehr receiver a command to be in readiness Firmly in Control At the chancellory Schuschnisg was declared to be lirmly in control of Austria his headquarters saM he would puisne the course of lead er of a Christian authoritarian state with more resolution than ever The chancellor was in undisput ed control of the efficient regular army One unconfirmed report said von Starhemberg after being shuntI out of the cabinet might be midc president of the federal railviy Another report said he would re organize the heimwehr as an oppo sition clement The homeguard is financially im povcrished some officer they have not been paid for thro months An impression in quarters that oi von Starhcmbers from the ;