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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 22, 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 COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIM1 BEKVICB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY MAY 22 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 194 See Voters9 Realignment Democrats Opposing New Deal Sought by G 0 P By CHABUES P STEVVAKT ASHINGTON CPA Many republicans think there is a deal of merit in exPres ident H o o v e rs contention that the should make outandout overtures to anti new deal demo crats Their theory is that there are numerous o 1 d fashioned Jeffer soniajis who will indeed sulk a t home on election day but will not actually vote re publicanly unless they are offered some inducement to do so To De sure they will have a value to the G O P as mere democratic stay athomes but only a fraction of the value they will have if they can be persuaded to become republican vot Grs However an element of republic an leadership is rather fearful of too much of a democratic dilution of their party on the ground that it probably will be at the sacrifice of principles which in the past it has stood for Parties Trade Sides If these latter folk did not realize It to a great extent the two major parties have flopped sides already Once the democrats were for states rights and a minimum of government The republicans favor ed plenty of government in the in terest of a privileged class perhaps but they never subscribed to tee Jeffersonian doctrine that the less there is of it the better And they subordinated the states to their preference for a large measure ot control of the whole country from Washington Now the democrats are engaged in regulating nearly everything and the republicans are howling their heads off about it And there never was so much governmental centralization before in American history The republicans yell bit terly that it almost amounts to a dictatorship Tariff Still Is Point In fact if it were not for the tariff issue the two parties might be said practically to have swapped PThe democrats traditionally for a certain amount of moderation in import taxation are scaling protec tion down more or less by means of the reciprocal trade agreements into which the administration is enter ing with foreign nations And the republicans continue to stand pat for very high customs imposts Yet even on this question the alignment no longer is cleancut John J Raskob former chairman of the democratic national commit tee for example is a severe critic of Secretary of State Hulls recip rocal agreements as calculated to undermine the protective system which he believes in On the opposite hand Henry L Stimsou secretary of state in the Hoover administration is one among several outstanding republi cans who praise the reciprocal bar gains Have Gone to Pieces Briefly both parties have gone to pieces To say that they have split would be to express it too mildly They simply have disintegrates But they dont know it yet Unaware that there has ceased to be any such thing as what formerly was known as a democrat or a re publican partisanship is realignmg But It hasnt accomplished it yet hence all the confusion Four years from now probably the reshuffle will have been pretty well completed The voters will un derstand whos who and which is which but they dont at present and neither do many of their leaders Some New Groupings Presumably the regrouping will be into liberal and conservative tarties It was a regroupmg which the late Senator Robert M LaFollette attempted to effect in 1924 but the time wasnt ripe for it This time a redivision inevitably must follow Its in process now The old names may stick but they will have a new significance It is possible that it will become apparent at the coming conventions It will be amply apparent by 1940 anvway Senator George W Morris a re publican is a democrat already A Smith a democrat is a republican There are plenty more such cases Negro Democrats of Iowa Plan Meeting DES MOINES CSVState demo cratic central committee headquar ters announced a statewide demo cratic Nsgro political meeting will be held here Saturday to discuss political issues and organize for the elections IOWA MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING SIXOTHERSHURT AS BOLT STRIKES WPA LABORERS Showers and Electrical Storms General Over North Iowa SIOUX CITY man was killed and six others were injured Friday when lightning struck a group of WPA workers on the Perry creek channel straightening project near Thirtyfifth and Sum mit streets in the northeast section of Sioux City The man killed was George Uehle 412 West Second The injured are Ralph Betsworth Edward Allen Thomas Ryan Homer Jennings Clem Wagner and Fred Coon All are of Sioux City Three employes of the city park department suffered shock when lightning struck them in Grandview park Andy Cole was knocked un conscious Charles Carlson who was working about 20 feet away from Cole was knocked down and John Malloy foreman working about 200 feet away from the other twD men had a tin can which he was holding torn from his hand leaving only the rim of the can in his grip Their injuries were not serious Rain and electrical storms were general in North Iowa Friday Ma son City had 87 01 an inch of rain fall in the forenoon and early after noon and at the American Crystal Sugar company plant north of the city the total was inches Light ning was the cause of short circuits at the homes of Judge J J Clark Sought for 58 Year Old Embalmer OREGON Tall madges dreams of marital happiness with an auburnhaired young widow were shattered Friday as the state launched an effort to send him to the electric chair for the slaying of his wife Tallmadge 58 BAND CELEBRATION IS POSTPONED The national championship high school band celebration planned for Friday night In Roosevelt stadium was postponed until Tuesday evening because of the rain On Tuesday night the com mittee stated the complete pro gram will be held starting with a parade at oclock and the stadium program at Addi tional features may be added it was indicated 223 Pennsylvania avenue northeast and W P Van Maren 314 Fifth street northwest Clouds drifted over much of the rest of the state and the weather man forecast local thunderstorms Friday night and Saturday with temperatures not so warm in the west and northcentral portions Sat urday Temperatures early Friday aver aged 10 degrees above normal Bur lington reported 87 for Thursdays high Inwoods 59 was the low Thursday night Scattered showers fell during the last 24 hours Inwood measured 62 inches of rain and Sioux City 06 OFFICIALS HELD AT BURLINGTON City Auditor Charged With Embezzlement Foreman Under Arrest BURLINGTON E Upton city auditor is charged with larceny by embezzlement in an information filed in police court here and Ar thur Hiltz former foreman in the parka department is being held without formal charge in connec tion with alleged payroll padding Upton scheduled to be arraigned late Friday has denied charge and retained counsel He is at liberty under bond of Hiltz accord ing to Chief of Police Delbert Mur ray has made a signed statement admitting payroll padding and im plicating Upton The arrests late Thursday night and early Friday climaxed a iuitt investigation of several days fol lowing complaint of Earl Smith parttime parks department worker that checks totaling made out to him were never received by him nor indorsed by him Keeps on Trying and Finally Kills Himself TOURS France Mab ileau killed himself Friday He shot himself in the head twice but the bullets glanced off with only superficial damage He jumped into the Loire but swam ashore He went back home drank poison and hanged himself in his barn Dr Townsend Orders His Aides Not to Testify Wife Slayers Dreams of New Love Are Shattered Death Penalty to Be year ford old Rock embalmer TALLMADGE was called to a formal arraign ment on a mur der warrant based on the kill inS of his Bessie 53 States Attorney S Donald Crow ell said he would seek an indict ment from a grand jury Saturday He added I intend to demand the death pen alty for Tallmadge when he cornea to trial It was first degree murder coolly planned and carried Shot Her to Death In a confession announced by Crowell Tallmadge said he shot his wife to death at a deserted cross roads Tuesday night because Che last six years of his married life were a living He had blamed the slaying on a ragged holdup man until questioned under a lie Crowell disclosed Tallmadge had purchased a ring for Mrs Frances Birch 30 year old The ecutor said Mrs Birch told him that Tallmadge planned to get a divorce marry her and settle down on a chicken farm Informed Tallmadge had pur chased the death pistol May 11 the attractive young woman said Gave Her King He gave me my ring and bought the gun at the same He was so understanding and she said but added My world has crashed about She was brought here from her parents home in Rock Island and returned there later She has a small daughter there Thirtysix hours of excitement in this community of population culminated in announcement of the confession Through the night a few curious residents lingered near the causing Sheriff Delos Blanch ard to order extra deputies to stand by The death weapon a rusty auto matic pistol was found late Thurs day The fired shell was jammed in trie extractor mechanism Tallmadges confession said it was the second weapon he had pur chased The first the statement said didnt the firing pin waa too short I took it back to the Rockford pawn shop where he had purchased it on May 11 and ex changed it for this Family differences Tallmadge said in his confession were respon sible for the killing Spoke of Divorce My wife and I havent lived to gether as man and wife for six years x x x I tried to get her to go by herself and have a happy home But she wouldnt go She said she couldnt stay alone x x x I told her that I married only her not her relatives We spoke of divorce sev eral times We had that understand ing ever since our marriage that if either one of us was dissatisfied we would separate She agreed to this not more than three weeks the confession read This Tuesday night I shot her I told her if she would get a divorce soon I would foot the expenses x x x We agreed to see Francis Burchell attorney and relative of Mrs Tall madge and have him straighten this out We didnt get that far I dont know why I did it shot her before getting there x x x I have thought of doing this a number of times but fought it back but it got the best of me this time I Negro Saved From Mob Electrocuted NASHVILLE K Harris 23 year old Negro saved from a mob whose clashes with na tional guardsmen caused four deaths 17 months ago was electrocuted Friday for an attack on a young white girl Judge Mershon Burled DES MOINES nicipal Judge J E Mershon who died this week of a paralytic stroke was buried here ON THE INSIDE J H THOMAS Accused Member of British Cabinet Quits ON PAGE 2 New Connections Must Be Made Before Paving ON PAGE 8 Trojans Beat Waldorf in Last Game of Year ON PAGE 11 Eagle Grove Leads in Brain Derby Qualifiers ON PAGE 5 Mrs St John Early Riceville Woman Dies ON PAGE 5 PAIR IN PRISON BREAK HANGED British Subject and Pal in San Quentin Escape Pay With Their Lives SAN QUENTIN PRISON Cal Mackay a British subject and Joseph Kristy were hanged together Friday for their part in a violent prison break The gallows trap dropped its dou ble burden at p cen tral standard time and both were pronounced dead nine minutes later The prisoners paid the death pen alty for kidnaping prison officials and guards in a futile attempt to escape from the penitentiary a year ago Warden James B Holohan since resigned was beaten and critically injured The British government had inter ceded in Mackays behalf and Gov Frank F Merriam had granted the men two reprieves KIMBALL HANGED FOR CONTRACTORS MURDER FOLSOM Bud1 Kimball was hanged here Friday for the murder of James C Kennett re tired Chicago contractor The trap was sprung at p CST and the 22 year old youth waa pro nounced dead at p m Kimball admitted the killing and also that of a 17 or 18 year olc youth known only to him as Red1 and whose identity never was def initely but had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity RELEASE THREE OF TEN HELD IN SHINES MURDER Freshly Dug Grave New Clew in Marriage Slaying ELKADER L J Palas Friday announced the release of three suspects held in the Dan Shine murder case They were Albert Hines 68 father of Mrs pearl Shine 28 year old widow of ihe slain farmer Maurice Hines 32 Brother of the widow and Sam Cornwell 55 a Manchester junk dealer Sheriff Palas in announcing their release said that the authorities in vestigating the bizarre case were satisfied that the three persons were not implicated in the alleged conspiracy to wipe out the bride jroom of four days on May 5 As a result of Fridays action only seven persons are occupying cells in connection with the trag edy Six of the seven including the widow are charged with murder Freshly Dug Grave Disclosure of a freshly dug grave possibly intended for old Dan Shine before the marriagemurder plot to slay him was executed cast a ghoulish aspect over the case Fri day Authorities were Investigating what possible connection the grave located on the old Kople farm mid way between here and Strawberry Point might have had on the case The 60 year old victim married only a week was found slain in an upstairs closet of his rustic farm home at Littleport May 6 His body had been brutally beaten and a shotgun blast had torn away part of his head Dng Before Slaying Authorities investigating the case were said to hold the theory that the grave had been dug short ly before the plot to gain posses sion of Shines 80 acre farm locat ed in a hillbilly section near Littleport had been executed and that the plotters had planned to dis pose of their victim there With confessions obtained from five of those held investigators pur sued their inquiry quietly hoping o obtain other confessions before e grand jury convenes The principals in the bizarre case Mrs Pearl Hines Shine red headed bride of the victim She ad mitted conspiring with other mem bers of the family to do away with old planning subsequently to marry her young lover Never Had Money Maynard Lenox 19 year old East Dubuque youth He is a care free chap who says he has never had any money His favorite pas time is harmonica playing five har monicas were found on his person when he was arrested and he re ceived one on his nineteenth birtth day spent in His favorite sport is fishing He admitted pull ing the trigger that sent a shotgun alug into Shines head Mrs Minnie Hines 49 pearls aunt thrice married and the mother of IS children Jim Hines 26 Minnies husband He is the accused master brains of the plot Howard Hines 33 Pearls cousin Albert Hines 68 Pearls father Mrs Arvilla Cornwell 29 Alberts wife Mrs Shine Minnie Jim and Howard Hines and Albert Com well are charged with Old Dans murder SATURDAY IS STRAW HAT DAY In This Community Mason Citys mayor W S Wil cox has proclaimed that Satur day May 23 shall be Straw Hat Day His proclamation is on page 3 of this issue of the GlobeGazette Postoffice Wrecked as Yeggs Blow Safe Resorting to nitroglycerine to Wow open the safe In Clinton county postoffice here early Thursday yeggs obtained about S100 In cash for their trouble and left a badly wrecked building The force of the explosion was so terrific it blew the safe door through the ceiling and wrecked the buildings interior In the upper picture can be seen an exterior view of the postoffice with Postmaster D P Naeve wearing The damaged safe shattered window and wrecked ulterior Is shown in the picture below Iowa Daily Press Photo Black Legion Accused of Slaying Man DETROIT Inspector John I Navarre said Friday that seven members of the Black Legion black robed secret society of night riders would be charged with mur der in the ritual slaying of Charles A Poole found shot to death beside a suburban road May 13 Sixteen officers of the society were held ror Investigation Navarre said four of them had confessed participating in the execution of the WPA worker after he was ac cused of beating his wife Statements From 16 Prosecutor Duncan C McCrea took statements from the 16 whose organization he said was known publicly as The Wolverine Repub lican although it had no con nection with the republican party Alfred E Farrell and Lou Cham berlain sheriffs investigators said the men told a detailed story of ter roristic activity by the society des pite fears for their lives because of their men told the investigators the Black Legion had members throughout the coun try Poole was shot eight times Na varre said he had learned by mem bers of the society who were wear ing black hoods and robes which bore the skull and crossbone insig nia of the organization Denies He Beat Her Mrs Lowell Rushing at whose home Mrs Poole has been since she returned from a maternity hospital where a daughter was born to her the day after Poole was slain said Friday the accusation that Poole had beaten and kicked his wife was not true Inspector Navarre said the men told him that Poole was taken to a spot on Gulley road in Dearborn township and slain as he knelt be fore the group whose leader told him Poole you have beaten up your wife for the last Navarre said the men held for investigation told him of the Black Legion are 100 per cent Americanism clean politics anticommunism and the good be havior of members STRIKE GOES ON AT DES MOINES Bakery Not to Take Action Until Head of Firm Returns DES MOINES 100 of the 150 employes of the Burch Bis cuit company remained on strike Friday and efforts to arbitrate the dispute were deadlocked The employes struck Thursday demanding wage increases union recognition and a closed shop Paul L Hovis secretarytreasurer of the company said the firm would take no action until its president Edgar Burch returned from Virginia James W Soutter secretary of the trades and labor assembly said picketing of the plant would con tinue until some agreement is reached FORECAST IOWA Unsettled with local thundershowers Saturday and In west and extreme north portions Friday night not so warm In west and north central portions Satur day MINNESOTA Unsettled thun dershowers probable and south Friday night and Saturday and In northwest Friday night somewhat cooler Saturday and in northwest Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 81 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A M Friday 68 Rainfall 17 A brisk thunder storm got under way between 7 and 8 oclock Friday morning and spaBmodically con tinued into the torenoon Farmers say the rains of this week have had a most helpful effect Up to 2 oclock Friday afternoon the days total precipitation in Ma son City atood at 87 of an inch but at the sugar plant the moisture to tal had reached inches Of thli 92 of an Inch was deposited In a heavy shower shortly after noon DEEMS IT DUTY TO FIGHT PROBE OFPEMPLAN Speaker Says House to Take Action Proposed by Committee By SCOTT HERSHEY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON activities of the house committee investigating his old age pension plan are a dagger held at the heart of the democratic Dr F E Townsend Friday directed other leaders of the Townsend movement not to answer the com mittees questions In a statement handed newsmen by Sheridan Downey his counsel the elderly California physician said he would be an unworthy citizen it he failed to challenge the power of the committee to persist in what he termed unconstitutional perse cution of the pension Although the possibility of a court trial on contempt was projected by Speaker Byrns as a result of Townsenda own blunt defiance of the committee the pen sion leader ordered these Town send men who already are under subpoena not to testify To Be Questioned Edward J Margett California state area manager A J Wright Ohio state area manager Jack Kiefer midwestern direc tor Captain Hawkes Mwwachu setts state area director and Clin ton Wonder or New York eastern regional director who now is lec turing on the Pacific coast Downey who said he his way to notify the investigating1 committee of the doctors action added Dr Townsend now prophesies that this committee will not have the courage to put this matter up to the house because it is unwill ingto give him a hearing there Will Evade Issue He believes the committee wilf weakly evade the issue by putting this unhappy baby in the lap of the United States district judge here in Washington and that there will be no trial until after the national Terming the pension leaders walkout on the committee a plain caag of the speaker told reporters I expect the house to take what ever action is recommended by the After a conference with the group headed by Representative Bell Byrne said he be lieved that instead of arresting and bringing Townsend before the bat of the house the committee possibly would offer a resolution referring the case to the United States at torneys office May Seek Indictment This step he said would be with a view to having an indictment brought against the physician in the District of Columbia courts charging Townsend with contempt of the house Byrns said he did not expect the committee to bring the matter be fore the house until some time next wek The committee itself took no im mediate stepe It filed into the hearing room about CST and faced an ex pectant and curious crowd Then in an anticlimax the com mittee immediately adjourned until Friday afternoon when Bell an nounced Dr J A Pope advocate of a pension plan similar to that proposed by Dr Townuend would appear Decline to DiscuM Bell and other committee mem bers declined to discuss their plans They said the contempt question was being considered by R Sullivan committee counsel As speaker Byms spoke Town send in Baltimore said hed rather go to jail than submit to further congressional investigation of his plan to pay a month to every one 60 Amid an uproar the elderly re tired doctor bolted the hearing Thursday protested against thia communistic dicUtowhip in Wash ington and established headquar ters in a Baltimore hotel Ottttra Town Dr Townaead WM aot the only of to leave the capital IB Jxwri of the aomtoc the per sonnel IS rooms m an office here departed for ;