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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 23, 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 JLEASED WIKB BERYICB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 23 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS BECTION ONE NO 195 Landon Not Cinch Bet Stewart Thinks That Hoover Is Opposed to Kansan By CHAELES PSTEWART CPA While Gov Alf M Lan don of Kansas certainly is away ahead as a re publican p r e s i dential possibil ity maybe even as a probability he hasnt the air tight cinch on the nomination that some folk seem to think On the first ballot at the Cleveland c o n vention he will have more voters th3n any other t he will not have a majorityoverall He win nave to scoop in the nee essary majority from the supporters of other candidates on the second or third ballot in order to win The odds are that he will succeed in do tag itjbut they are not very heavy he fails to win by the third bal lot it will mean that there is a de liberate combination agams him That in turn will mean a deadlock And a deadlock will mean that a compromise selection will have to be made In that event the lighting is quite likely to strike someone whose name has not been mentioned at all possible Combination in the first place exPresident Hoover fs dead against the Kansan He cant himself bo nominated but he will have considerable influence His opposition appears to be pure jealousy but there it is The big republican bosses Hilles of New York Roraback of New England and Reed of Pennsylvania evidently are antiLandon Hes too liberal for them But hes too con servative for the Borahites Borah personally its obvious now that he cant be nominated may not fight The G O P old guard and the republican progressives will not ex actly combine but that is what the effect will be on Landon 3 prospects if both groups though for opposite reasons are against him Those Who Cant win Then what Borahs out The jolts he has re ceived in the primaries prove that The crimaries also have demon strated that Col Frank Knox lacks the requisite appeal Senator Arthur H Vanaenberg ot Michigan is even more distasteful to the republican old guardsmen than Landon while not much more m sympathy with the liberal faction Senator Frederick Steiwer of Oregon is even worse from the con servative standpoint than Vanden berg but still not liberal enough for the progressives Senator L J Dickinson of Iowa is conservative enough for anyone but assuredly would be no compromise with the liberals He Wiled himself politically with his recent dog food speech besides Man Named Elmer Almost needess to say such sug gestions as Representative James W Wadsworth or Ogden L Mills of New York are ridiculous Well then who Echo remains silent Unless Landon is nominated the republicans choice seems destined to be some Congressman John Smith or George Jones I have it on good authority that President Roosevelt recently said to his congressional supporters Im all right You fellows take care of your individual chances to be reelected Vote on pending bills as will be most helpful to you in your respective constituencies Dont worry about administration pol ATTEMPT TO REVIVE LAKE VICTIM 9 YEAR OLD GIRL ELECTROCUTED AT CLEAR LAKE Marcella Venter Steps on Live Wire Blown Down by Storm CLEAR Ven ter 9 daughter of Mr and Mrs Harold C Hansen of Clear Lake was electrocuted at oclock Saturday morning when she step ped on a live wire which had been blown down by the storm during the night The small girl alighted from a car driven by Mrs Bud Myhre in front of the Lee Price home on the corner of South Winnie street and new paving of No 106 when she stumbled over the wire Electricity at once burned her badly her right foot being burned off Police Notified C J Quandt a neighbor saw the accident and telephoned police who with the aid of electricians re moved the wire from the girl Officials of the electric company and Dr J Ef McDonald of Mason City county coroner at once began an investigation Several witnesses were questioned Dr McDonald pronounced the death accidental A broken limb from a tree caused the wire to break at the pole and fall to the ground during a storm in the night The wire was said to have carried volts of electri city At first I didnt know what had declared Mrs Myhre whose home is on highway 106 Marcella jumped from the auto and started to run to the house She had only gone a few steps when she stumbled to the ground on the parking To Visit Sister When she stayed on the ground for a minute without moving I got out of the car I realized that the girl had been electrocuted and Men from a service station near by came The girl who made her home with her mother and stepfather had planned to spend the day with her sister Helen Venter 14 at the Price home Besides her parents she is sur vived by two brothers Norman Venter 16 and Bobby Venter 11 both of whom live at Waterloo and her sister Helen The body has been taken to the Ward funeral home STUNNED BY BOLT WHICH CAUSES FIRE Charles wife of the owner of the JEmmetsburg cafe was stunned by lightning which set fire to the Tay lor apartment in the business dis trict here Friday The blaze in the apartment was put out before seri ous damage resulted The high school roof and several houses were damaged by lightning Rainfall which has measured four inches the past few days has drowned out many Palo Alto county cornfields Fish have been washed into pas tures near Medium lake here it was reported by several Revised Tax Estimate 60 Million Short Live Wire Victim MARCELLA VENTER LIQUOR STOLEN AT WAREHOUSE 137 Cases With Value of More Than Are Taken SIOUX CITY hundred and thirtyseven cases of liquor val ued at more than were stolen sometime Friday night or Saturday morning from the warehouse of the Old Town Beverage company at Sevens S just across the Sioux river from here Sol Berg and Phil Marsh both of Sioux City operate the Old Town company Injuries May Prove Fatal to Little Boy Run Over by Tractor MUSCATINE which may prove fatal were suffered by Ronald Morrison 5 son of Mr and Mrs Dale Morrison of near New Boston when he fell from a tractor on which he was riding with his father late Friday and was run over by the machine Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 What democratic governor of what state announced his inten tion of not running for reelec tion 2 What witness in a congres sional inquiry walked out on the committee refusing to testify further 3 From what state is Senator Guffey author of the coal control act declared unconstitutional by the supreme court 4 What former Illinois gover nor died 5 At what Iowa city was a WPA worker killed by lightning on Friday 6 What office was assumed by Dr Miguel Mariano Gomez y Arias 7 Did Gov Harold G Hoffman of New Jersey win a place as one of the states delegates at large to the republican national conven tion 8 Who said It should be evi dent by this time that I am not a candidate 9 The aviator husband of what one time silent screen star wag killed in a crash in Louisiana 10 At what town did Senator L J Dickinson open his Iowa campaign for reelection ANSWERS ON PAGE 3 2 BIG POLITICU SHOWS PLANNED Hoan Socialist Keynoter Says Labor Mistaken Backing F R By LEONARD B SHTJBEKT WASHINGTON ments Of socialists in national con vention at Cleveland Saturday scared the campaign stage with the fast moving preparations for the quadrennial political shows of the two major parties Mayor Daniel W Hoan of Milwau kee a socialist keynoter voiced the opinion that some labor leaders who believe that labors interests can best be served in 1936 by sup porting Roosevelt x x x are absolute ly mistaken in this It was recalled that President William Green of the A F of L has personally expressed hope for the reelection of President Roosevelt while John L Lewis president of the United Mines Workers is an or i ganizer of labors nonpartisan formed to take an active part in the campaign for Mr Roose velt Too Many Delegates Democratic Chairman James A Farley arranging for the partys convention in Philadelphia said the intense enthusiasm of the democrats of the country has led them in some states to offer many more delegates with fractional votes than can pos sibly be accommodated in the con vention He said it will be up to these delegations to say which delegates among them shall get chairs Already plans have been made for the republican trek to Cleveland for the national convention June 9 The Kansas delegation will leave for Ohio June 3 to set up headquarters fron which activities in behalf of Gov Alf M Landon will be directed Landon said he had made no plans to go along Knox Officially Indorsed The Illinois republican state con vention at Peoria Friday officially indorsed the candidacy of Col Frank Knox of Chicago A resolu tion offered by C Wayland Brooks the nominee for governor described Knox as a militant and the ideal Official tabulation of the Nebras ka primary Friday showed that Sen ator Borah alone on the republican preference ballot received votes while writeins for Landon totaled Nevada democrats met Saturday to select six delegates who are ex pected to be pledged to support I President Roosevelt at Philadelphia Class Scrap Hearing to Be Monday officials Sat urday joined city and county au thorities in an investigation of jun ior and senior class fights which were climaxed by the serious in juries to a senior boy Officers said two boys were directly involved in the injuries and that about 19 were involved in other struggles County Attorney M C McMahon had planned to start other hearings Saturday but decided not to begin these until Monday In the mean time additional information will be obtained it was indicated He said no definite informatons had been filed School Board to Meet A meeting of the school board will also be held Monday G D Shumway attorney and also presi dent of the school board will be le gal advisor to the school board and interview the injured youth Officers who investigated said they learned that Durwood Baker son of Dr and Mrs L G Baker Algona was injured Thursday ev ening about midnight when a group of high school junior boys caught him at the rear of his home and beat him severely on the head He was knocked unconscious and dragged across the front lawn when his father ran from the house and stopped them Durwood a senior graduate had just returned home from the class play when five auto loads of junior boys arrived Baker told officers Owen Wayne Mathes and Russell Hutchins did the slug ging Caught by Officers Mr Mason high school janitor called the city officials Valentine Green and Deputy Sheriff Ciillen and gave them a clew that the boys were up to some kind of mischief and to follow them As they were dragging Durwood across the lawn the officers drove up and caught them Dr Janse attending physician stated that Baker suffered no brok en bones but could not determine the extent of his injuries yet as his eyesight is partly impaired Less than a month ago some boys blind folded Durwood and took him 9 miles in the country and forced him to walk home Every year the juniors try to get each high school senior boy and give em a ride which they term as a This year extremes were reported and complaint has been made on pre vious occasions ON THE INSIDE DR CARLO A SPEKATI European Tour of Band to Be Careers Climax ON PAGE 8 Main News Events of Past Week Reviewed ON PAGE 2 3 G 0 R Candidates Rap Democrat Policies ON PAGE 8 Commencement Held by Citizenship Classes ON PAGE 16 EXCISE LEVY ON SUGAR SEEN BY Chairman of Committee in Senate Says Work About Done WASHINGTON revised estimate of the yield of the senate finance committees compromise tax plan Saturday placed the total at or short of the additional permanent revenue sought by President Roosevelt Chairman Harrison in giving this figure said the com mittee horeover seems to be of the opinion that an excise tax should be placed on sugar to en force the JonesCostigan sugar act and that it would bring in an es timated Harrison detailed the estimated yield of the corporate tax plan this way 13 Per Cent Ixvy From an 18 per cent tax on cor poration income From application of the normal 4 per cent income tax to corpor poration income From eliminating cushions provided in the bill as it passed the house for debt ridden and other corporations From placing profits from liqui dations under the capital gains provision of existing law Our work is about the chairman said Tax on Sugar Likely Still remaining to be disposed of Monday he said are the questions of the sugar tax and an excise tax on vegetable oil imports and on foreign starches The committee Saturday reached agreement on how to handle for eign corporations It agreed on a flat 22 per cent rate on those with offices or places of business in the United States compared with 22 per cent in the house bill They would be taxed like domes tic corporations only on 10 per cent of income received from divi dends from American corporations They would have no exemp tion as provided for domestic cor porations making no more than annually Committee Deadlocked The house investigating commit tee was deadlocked Saturday over punitive action to be taken against Dr F E Townsend old age pen sion leader who walked out on the committee and refused to testify further Some members said he should be tried for contempt before the house others said the case should be turned over to the courts Town send predicted the committee would not have the courage to put this matter up to the One major event of the week was the supreme courts invalidation of the Guffey coal control While advocates of the measure deplored the action and foes expressed satis faction Senator Guffey introduced a new measure contain ing price fixing but omitting the wage hour and other labor provi sions outlawed by the court Seek Guffey Goal President Roosevelt said the new deal would continue trying to reach the Guffey acts objectives Some other developments of the week Rexford G Tugwell pressed on with most of his resettlement ad ministration program holding that a District of Columbia court of ap peals decision against the Bound brook N model housing project was a strictly limited one The United States agreed to make substantial silver purchases from China to help stabilize that nations currency Cotton Tariff Boosted President Roosevelt proclaimed a 42 per cent increase in tariff on cer tain cotton cloth from Japan The senate passed a flood control bill sending it back to the house with many changes The London naval treaty signed by the United States France and Great Britain was ratified by the senate Awakens in Time to Rescue His Family DES MOINES J Howell WPA worker here awakened just in time Saturday to save his wife and two babies from their blazing home Price Serving Term for Slaying Grandniece Dies CLARENCE PRICE 2 ARRESTED FOR COUNTERFEITING Pair Charged With Passing Seven Fake Bills in Omaha OMAHA of two men inconnection with the passing of seven counterfeit bills in Omaha was announced Saturday by Macry Cooper chief of the secret service here The two held are Lambert Pitner 40 and Arlia Norman both of Omaha Cooper said he believed Pit ner a carnival operator brought the bills here from Montana and Nor man bought some of them from him Cooper said the bills were part of in counterfeit money made by William Watts former Ne braskan and Victor Lustig both of whom were arrested in the east and are now serving federal prison terms Watts was once a druggist at Fullerton Nebr Norman admitted passing one bill Cooper said He was arrested when he sought to pass another bill the secret service head said Mortgage Paid on Mrs Fields Home JUNCTION of a mortgage Saturday saved the home of Mrs Eugene Field 80 year old widow of the beloved childrens poet from sale under a foreclosure judgment FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Saturday night thundershowers in central and east portions Saturday afternoon or Saturday night except in ex treme east Saturday night and possibly Sunday morning becom ing fair Sunday cooler Saturday night and in central and east por tions Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday ex cept thundershowers early Satur day night in extreme east much cooler Saturday night cooler in east Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 4 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A M Saturday 70 Rainfall 109 Mays total moisture Saturday morning stood at inches which is approaching the inch normal total for the full month WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for May 25 to 30 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missourf valleys Generally fair Monday an0 Tuesday local showers Wednesdajl and Thursday and south portion FrSIay fair Saturday tem perature nlostly near or above nor mal extrenie south but near or be low normafi central and north por tions first tof week above normal middle and at close Deny Suicide Report Warden Says Heart Disease Cause FORT MADISON Glenn Haynes Fort Madison prison war den reported Saturday that Clar ence Price 46 convicted of murder ing his grandniece Edith Kuhl 13 at Pacific Junction in March 1935 died in the prison hospital Friday Warden Haynes said death was caused by heart disease which he had suffered ever since he was brought to the prison to serve a life term I dont the warden said that he made any death bed state ment concerning his niece and her murder for he died suddenly Hed been in the hospital for a month and seemed a little better yesterday when I talked to Hadnt Lost Weight The warden reported that Price had been suffering considerable pain but while he looked drawn he hadnt lost much weight while in Warden Haynes denied reports Price killed himself with poison Prices body was sent to a Fort Madison undertaker and relatives notified If they do not claim his Warden Haynes said it will be sent to the University of Iowa hospital for medical study In addition to Prices wife last reported living in Sioux City he is survived by a sister Mrs Joe Cook of Portsmouth and a nephew William Kuhl Pacific Junction farm er and father of Edith and Helen Kuhl the girls Price was convicted of attacking Girls Brutally Beaten Edith and her sister Helen 17 were brutally beaten March 20 1935 while they lay in their at the home of Mrs Ritta Graham where they lived while attending the Pacific Junction high school Mrs Graham was absent from home Price then 45 and a brother of the girls grandmother lived at the Graham home He sum moned neighbors shortly before mid night declaring something terrible has Neighbors found the girls bat tered and unconscious on their bed A window in the bedroom had been broken out and the screen ripped off Died Next Day Edith died the next day but Helen ultimately recovered She was never able to tell who attacked her and Edith however although she testi fied in Prices trial that her uncle acted queerly that evening before they went to bed Price denied that he killed the girls but at first intimated he had suspicions as to who did He claimed that someone had ben win dow peeping at the house and that he took a shot at him a night or so before the attack on the girls Often during questioning Price suffered attacks of heart disease He maintained during his trial that he was innocent but the state marshaJed evidence that Price burned the stick of stovewood with which he allegedly attacked the girlp and his bloody shirt in the hot stove found in the house when neighbors entered Appeal Arguments Heard The state also depended on prices failure to explain his whereabouts why he did not hear the attacker and the hot stove to gain his con viction The supreme court recently heard arguments on Prices appeal from his conviction and sentence Assistant Attorney General Walter Maley said that in instances where a defendant dies while an appeal is pending the defense or dinarily files a motion to set aside his conviction and dismiss the in dictment upon which he wag con victed In most instances he said the state does not resist SON WHO CLUNG TO MOTORBOAT RESCUED ALIVE Woman Sees Pair Try to Bail Out Hears Call for Help CLEAR Firemen from the Mason City fire department Saturday afternoon were attempt ing to resuscitate Chester C Ross about 60 Clear Lake coal dealer on the dock near Shady aft er he had been rescued from the lake when the boat which he and his son were in overturned The cause of the boats overturn ing was believed to have been a leak It was a motor boat Howard Ross aenior in Clear Lake high school was rescued im mediately following the accident and was out of danger Mrs Billy Schober said she saw the two men bailing out the boat and one of them calling for help One end of the boat had gone down Officers from Mason City and Clear Lake were called to Shady Beach as soon as word of the accident was received The Rosses live at 400 North Elm streetin Clear Lake The boat upended half way be tween Billy Schobers Casino and Oakwood about 3 oclock Saturday afternoon Youth 18 Sentenced to 14 Years on Plea of Guilty to Murder KANKAKEE Moore 18 of East St Louis pleaded guilty here Saturday to the murder of William Zieros Kankakee grocer during a holdup last November He received a 14 year prison term Moores companion in the hold up Albert Ross 22 of Davenport received a 150 year sentence sever al weeks ago SEEK TO EXPOSE GROUP SECRETS Most of 16 Held in Black Legion Slaying Refuse to Break Vows DETROIT tight lipped members police sought Saturday to expose the secrets of the robed and hooded Black Legion which officials charge executed ttte death penalty without trial upon a nonmember accused of wife beating Most of the 16 members in cus tody adhered to the societys pass word of secrecy At least one however talked vaguely of floggings and other sinister activi ties and said that to belongto the legion you have to have been a member of the Ku Klux That information came from Ur ban Lipps 32 automobile factory worker He is one of four men said by Police Inspector John I Navarre to have confessed that they took Charles A Poole 32 year old WPA worker to a country roadside and shot him because a relative by mar riage accused him of beating his wife Denies Being Beaten Mrs Poole mother of a 14 day old baby denied that her husband had mistreated her Prosecutor Duncan C McCrea said the Black Legion was knoivn to the public as the United Brother hood of Ameiica but that among themselves the members refer to it as the Black Legion which is the name under which it was organ Several of the members said the Black Legion has branches in other cities but declined to name those cities for fear of reprisals Lipps said the head of the order who bore the title major was a man named cant think of his last Ku Klux Klan Parent Literature of the United Brother hood of America found in the hall where it met and in the homes of members indicated that it was anti communistic antiCatholic anti Jewish and antiNegro Police said some of the members claimed it was of preCivil war origin and was the parent organization of the original Ku Klux Klan Several of the known members most ol them factory workers came to Detroit from the south In Pontiac a terrorist so ciety known as the Bullet which sought political control was investigated 14 months ago Its re galia as disclosed in that investiga tion was the same as the skulland crossbones decorated hoods and robes found Friday in the homes of the Black Legion members here Testimony at the Pontiac investiga tion indicated that public officials had been threatened with death un less they did the bidding of the Bullet The Black Legion tore also had a political flavor meeting hall was rented in the name of the Wol verine Republican league Several men in public life members of that leagufc They denied any knowledge of the Black Legion and expressed horror at the Poole slay ing ;