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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 26, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAJS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS WIRB 8EKVICB MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY MAY 261936 THM PAPIB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONB NO 197 Things Not Working Out Borah Called Most Disgruntled Man in Politics By CHABLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Prob ably the most thoroughly dis gruntled indivi dual in American politics is Sena tor William E Borah At least he is the worst disgruntled o f any on the re publican side of the fence On the democratic side Al Smiths d i s gruntlement may equal the Idaho states mans Whether o r not Borah takes a walk at tfle Cleveland conven tion must depend on the character of the tieket nominated and the platform adopted there Maybe he will swallow the G O Ps candidatorial selections and statement of its policy anyway He always has except once It is not quite true that he never bolted in campaign time He was off the reservation the first time William J Bryan ran but even then he was not a very conspicuous republican outlaw Interests Complicated Borahs senatorial interests com plicate the situation for him He is up for renomination and re election this year Arid forreelection he has for quite awhile faced the prospect of stiff competition from Gov Ben Ross who is sure to be chosen as the democrats contender for his seat Many politicians have guessed that he was not very confident of being presidentially named at Cleveland he could account for being beaten on the ground that he is too old past 70 But it was surmised that he wanted to make a formidable showing at the G O P gathering by way of increasing his Idaho pres tige and his senatorial chances against Ross Not Working Out This reasoning might have been all right if events had transpired ac cording to Hoyle Idaho selects its senatorial candi dates considerably later than the re publican national convention Thus Borah is in a position to seek sena torial renomination even if presiden tially defeated And assuming his display of a deal of presidential strength in Cleveland it is conceivable that the Idaho electorate should say Heres too big a man to lose A senator isnt too old at 70 Will Make Xo Dent But Borah evidently will make no considerable dent at the republican convention The primaries have proved that He appears to have so little influ ence that it is doubtful that he will create much of a sensation even if he takes a walk Besides suppose he does take a walk Then he will have to run sena torially as an independent Chances of independents always are dark Vote for Roosevelt Former Senator Simeon D Fess of Ohio said it when he remarked A conservative who wants to vote conservatively may as well vote for Roosevelt as Borah Yet the progressives of both par ties always have reckoned that the Idaho senator never was progres sively dependable in election time It is tragic that in the evening of his life the countrys foremost ra dical is a red to conservatives and to liberality Like Al Smith he is a poor loser too FOREST FIRE CLAIMS FIVE LIVES Iowa Negro Women Voters in Session SIOUX CITY Iowa Federation of Negro Womens Vot ers convened here for its thirtyfifth annual three day convention with about 50 delegates from six Iowa ties present 77fcWeather FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday warmer in south por tion Tuesday night cooler in ex treme northeast Wednesday MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler Tuesday night warmer in north west Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 80 Minimum In Night 58 At 8 A M Tuesday 67 BROUGHT UNDER CONTROL AFTER 48 HOUR BATTLE Blaze in South Jersey Fought by More Than 750 Men NEW CRETNA N J tEVA South Jersey forest fire in which five men lost their lives was brought under control Tuesday after more than 75 men fought it on a wide front for 48 hours As the fire was brought under control a final check of the crews showed that all were accounted for At one time a number of CCC workers had been reported missing but they were found on the fire lines Only one danger spot remained near Manahawkin and men were rushed there by truck to meet the threat The state forest fighting service called the fire the worst in its history and estimated it had ravaged 15000 acres The dead John T LaSalle 20 New Bruns wick Edward F Sullivan 20 New BrunsuicU Stanley Carr 22 WSreton Kingsley White 38 Whitesville Ira Morey West Creek La Salle Sullivan and Carr were members of the CCC camp at Bass Lake Morey was a state fire fight er and White was a civilian La Salle and Sullivan entered the camp just two weeks ago today while Carr had been there a year Two fire wardens Benjamin Broome and Henry Updyke both of New Gretna reported missing were found unhurt as searching parties began a hunt through the still smol dering woodlands for possible fur ther victims Two State Forests The triangular area swept by the flames lies just north of Atlantic City and neighboring summer re sorts and south of Asbury Park and other seashore vacation places to the north The sandy plain is covered with pine woods and con tains two state forests The little hamlets in the area were saved from the flamesby the fire fight ers but no one knew the fate of numerous small cottages and homes isolated in the woodlands Col Leonidas Coyle the flying fireman who is chief state fire warden directed the fight from an airplane SOCIALISTS SEEK ENTRY IN UNIONS Approve New Police Despite Opposition of Trade Labor Leaders CLEVELAND socialist national convention voted Tuesday to establish a permanent national labor committee whose duty it will be to coordinate the action of so cialists within the trade union in order to carry out the policy of the party The vote came after warn ings from trade union delegates that it would drive members from the party The leftist controlled convention overwhelmingly approved the new policy in accepting the report of the trade union committee The fight against the policy was led by James Graham prssident of the Montana state federation of la bor and John McKay labor leaders from Spokane Wash McKay declared such a policy was the same used by the com munists in establishing cells in trade unions Man Who Told About Wifes Suicide Freed CHICAGO Armbrus ter 42 year old salesman was at liberty Tuesday after convincing as sistant states attorneys who ques tioned himthat he had told the full slhry of his wifes bluff suicide Little Girls Slayer Sentenced to Chair CATSKILL N Y E Volckmann 20 year old butcher boy recently convicted of killing 9 year old Helen Glenn with a knife was sentenced to die in the electric chair at Sing Sing prison during the week of July 5 Grand Juries Called in Black Legion Inquiry Train Crew Absolved of Blame in Mitchell Crash Inquiry in Accident Killing 3 Is Held in Osage PICTURE ON PAGE 2 coroners jury Tues day absolved the train crew of any blame in the death of Mr and Mrs Levi Gifford and Mary Kleckner all of St Ansgar who were killed Monday afternoon when their car in which they were ridingwas struck at a crossing in Mitchell A C Troutner engineer on the train said he was on the wron side of the cage to see the Gifford auto and that his through freight was traveling about 30 miles an hour No effort was made by Gif ford to stop testified Doyle John son who watched the accident from his yard He said the train was whistling Tried to Flag Car Pat Young section foreman de clared that he was working at the grade crossing and attempted to flag the oncoming auto When the auto was 150 feet away he tried to flag the auto to stop but the driver paid no attention Albert Heimer a workman on the section corro borated Youngs testimony The jury deliberated only a short time after hearing the evidence G O Lashbrook Richard Carr and Ben Chatman served on the jury Five Killed in Day Dr John Eiel Mitchell county cor oner conducted the inquest sumj moning witnesses in the tragedjj which brought North Iowas accS dent toll of Monday up to of five lives Arrangements were being made to ibid the funeralofthe Kleckner girl at Sacred Heart Catholic church here probably on Wednesday with burial at New Haven Plans for the rites for Mr Gifford 60 and his wife 58 were pending further word from relatives State and Defense Both Rest in Trial of John Fiorenza NEW YORK and de fense rested Tuesday in the trial of John Fiorenza charged with the murder of Mrs Nancy Titterton af ter four state alienists in rebuttal testified the defendant was sane Death of 7 Miners in Wales Is Feared LONDON men were believed to have perished Tuesday when trapped in the Loveston col liery in West Wales One body was recovered ON THE INSIDE Dully Photo GEORGE T BAKER Dedicate Dormitory at Teachers College ON PAGE 7 Safety Minute Men Pledge Support in Drive ON PAGE 8 Algona School Board Scores Hazing Acts ON PAGE 12 Hog Prices Continue Their Upward Trend ON PAGE 20 MARY KLECKNEK Shown With Her Father SAYS RFC PAID WITNESS COSTS Oliver Talks About Barriger at Senate Hearing on M and St L WASHINGTON that John W Barriger 3rd had ap peared before an interstate com merce commission examiner at Minneapolis as a personal inter venor in favor of dismemberment of the Minneapolis and St Louis railroad but at government ex pense was heard Tuesday by a sen ate interstate commerce subcom mittee Barriger chief examiner of the Reconstruction Finance corpora tions railroad division was ac cused Monday before the interstate commerce group of originating the dismemberment plan to save the investment of Frederick Prince Boston banker RFC Paid Expenses E L Oliver railroad brotherhood statistician told the committe Bar riger had testified before the ex aminer that his salary and expenses were being paid by the RFC but that he was appearing only in a personal capacity Oliver said Barriger had testified he appeared at the hearing at the request of Associated Railways a group of carriers seeking to buy the road but with authority from Chairman Jesse H Jones1 of the Barriger said Oliver testified he had not discussed his testimony with Jones but told him he was talc ing records prepared by the RFC Olivers testimony prompted Senator Murphy D Iowa to ob serve Senator Murphy Comments So we find an employe of the RFC which has made a commit ment on this loan a request by As sociated Railways for to buy the road seeking to influence1 another agency of the government the Interstate Commerce commis sion The commission is investigating the Associated Railways applica tion and will resume its hearing next month The senate committee is hearing testimony on the Benson resolution asking the commission to withhold action on the application and urg ing a senate investigation Senator Truman D Mo inter rupted Oliver to say he considered this matter important enough for congress to stay in session acd settle Van Zeeland Cabinet Resigns in Belgium BRUSSELS cabinet of Premier Paul Van Zeeland resigned Tuesday following Sundays parlia mentary elections in which social ists made sharp gains The Van Zeeland government waa formed March 25 1935 with the premier also holding the portfolio of minister of foreign affairs One of the Van Zeeland govern ments main tenets was the mainten ance of the Belgian franc of Belga on the gold standard Check Passer Held Insane DES MOINES Ue Charged with issuing a worthless check a man who gave his name as Ralph J Steltz 42 of Des Moines was com mitted to the state hospital at Clar inda by the Polk county sanity commission TOWNSEND MEN OBEY CHIEF AND IGNORE SUBPENA Tax Committee Demos in Conference With Roosevelt By SCOTT HERSHEY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON F E Townsends defiant attitude toward a house investigating committee was emulated Tuesday by two of his old age pension leaders who failed to appear when they were called for questioning Chairman Bell DMo called for John Kiefer of Chicago and the Rev Clinton Wunder of New York when he opened Tuesdays hearing Neither answered Bell noted for the record that both were under subpena to appear Tues day before the committee The chairman then told newsmen a closed session of the committee Tuesday morning failed to change the situation in regard to action aaginst Dr Townsend for his walk out last Thursday and refusal to testify further Told Not to Testify Both Kiefer and Wunder were amongthose officials of the organ ization whom Townsend had in structed not to testify In a surprise move Bell then called Representative McGroarty pCal one time leader of the house Townsend bloc Questioning of McGroarty devel oped that lie introduced bills em bodying the principles of the Town send plan for a transaction tax to raise funds for a monthly pen sion to the aged Tighten Up Provisions As democratic members arranged to consult with President Roosevelt Tuesday night on the tax bill the senate finance committee agreed definitely to tighten up provisions of existinglaw for penalty taxes on corporations improperly accumu lating surpluses Mr Roosevelts decision to confer with members of the committee was announced after a subcommittee on that group had turned down a pro posed half cent a pound tax on su gar designed to raise around 000000 of the of addi tional permanent has re quested Requested by Harrison The white housesaid the confer ence was requested by Chairman Harrison DMiss who for days has been trying to get the commit tee to agree on a revised version of the house tax bill Other developments The senate commerce committee approved 12 to 5 the resolution of Senator Robinson the democratic leader for appointment of boards to recommend whether further work should be done on the Passamo quoddy Maine tideharnessing pro ject and the Florida ship canal Both of these work relief projects have been criticized severely by some of congress Railroads Meet Threat Moving to meet the threat of re duced railroad passenger fares ma jor eastern bus lines were reported planning rate slashes ranging up to 25 per cent effective June 1 Commissioner Paul A Walker of the communications commission an nounced sharp reductions in inter national telephone rates would be effected July 1 Robert H Lucas former execu tive director of the republican na tional committee urged republican convention delegates to pick former Governor Frank O Lowden of Illi nois for permanent chairman ReliefDeficiency Approved One of the vital preadjournment bills moved forward Tuesday when a senate appropriations subcom mittee approved the 52364000000 reliefdeficiency bill carrying funds for next years work relief program Chairman Adams of the subcommittee which has been studying the bill for two weeks announced the full committee would meet to act on the measure Wed nesday Upon the expected approv al it would then be ready for sen ate debate Thursday Adams and other committee members refused however to dis cuss the contents of the bill as ap proved by the subcommittee except to say it contained the 000 item approved by the house for the works progress administration To Talk for City To George Harrer has been delegated the task of voicing the communitys pride in the recent accomplishment of the Mason City high school band in winning national recognition Mr Harrer will speak at the band celebra tion to be held at the stadium Tuesday evening at 8 oclock Funds raised at the celebration will be used to pay still ow ing on the band uniforms INSTRUCTOR AT SU I DROWNED Body of Dr Hazard Found in River Victim Had Been Depressed IOWA CITY The body of Charles Hazard 27 research as sistant in the University of Iowa psychology and speech pathology department was found by police and firemen who dragged the Iowa river here Tuesday morning Hazard was last seen in his lab oratory Saturday afternoon Hia clothes were found on the river bank by boys who were swimming late Monday afternoon Dr Hazard received his doctor of philosophy degree here in 1934 and a master of arts degree in 1932 He received a bachelor of arts de gree at Ohio State university in 1930 Had Been Depressed Dr Lee Travis head of the uni versity speech pathology depart ment said that Dr Hazard had been depressed for some time and had frequently threatened to take his own life The body was recovered about 40 feet from shore and approximate ly 100 feet from the Iowa avenue bridge which connects the east and west campus of the university Dr Hazard had gone into the water wearing underwear and socks It was believed that he entered the water sometime Sunday night Watch in Pocket A watch in his coat pocket was stopped at 9 oclock A letter to Dr Hazard which Dr Travis said was from his father was found in the coat pocket on the river bank The body was recovered at about 20 minutes after grappling hooks had been placed in the water Dr Hazard was unmarried He is survived by his parents His home address listed in the universitys directory is Columbus Ohio Dr George Maresh county cor oner held an inquect immediately upon the recovery of tha body His verdict was not announced Death Held Suicide Dr Maresh said following a brief investigation that Dr Hazards death was suicide and that no for mal inquest would be held The body wastaken to a local mortuary pending the completion of funeral plans It is likely that the body will be sent to Columbus for burial Liner Queen Mary Is Ready for Start on Her Maiden Voyage SOUTHAMPTON Eng Britains greatest shipbuilding achievement the 80773 ton liner Queen Mary was pronounced ready Tuesday for the start Wednesday afternoon of her maiden voyage to New York Set to enter the struggle for supremacy in Atlantic passenger the race for the blue ribbon of fast new superliner awaited only the 2650 passengers who will make the first crossing Zionchecks Cut Up in Night Club By ALBERT W WILSON Associated Press Staff Writer NEW YORK was a weary little bride who persuaded Marion Zioncheck Seattle congressman to return to their hotel Tuesday after three hours of cutting up at an up per Manhattan open air night club But Zioncheck wasnt tired New York is too tame for me was his parting shot aa he followed his 21 year old wife into the await ing taxi Zioncheck whirled his wife around the dance floor holding her by her wavy auburn hair in certain of his terpsichorean exhibitions Play Slower Music The night club impresario admit tedly worried ordered his orchestra to play slower music That didnt help much Other dancers scattered for saf ety when the Zionchecks finally got down to serious dancing Then the clubs specialty strip dancer appeared As Madge Carmyle a stately blond was leaving the floor after her negligee dance Zioncheck rushed up pleading for a dance Lewis Leon one of the managers of the club finally persuaded him to dance with his wife instead Wears Bed Tie Zioncheck wore a gray suit and red tie on his first night out in New York after his cruise to Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Hia wife was in an all white costume and wore a white hat with it After the Zionchecks left Man ager Leon rubbed bis chin in mild confusion and said Say no kiddin1 what is that guys idea I never saw a fellow like him before Heavy Vote Seen on Iowa City Bond Issue IOWA CITY A heavy vote was expected here Tuesday on the question of a 5600000 bond issue for a new high school building The school building proposal failed to receive the necessary 60 per cent majority in a special election last August At that time 1370 voted for the building and 1137 against it HOLY LAND HAS OPEN WARFARE British Forces Fight Two Battles Trying to End ArabJew Riots JERUSALEM The long smoldering holy land Arab anti Jewish disorders developed Tuesday into open armed conflict between Arabs and British soldiers and police British forces campaigning to re store order after 40 days of violence in which at least 50 persons have been killed fought two engage ments dispersing a mob of 200 Arabs in one clash but withdrawing before an Arab advance in the other Arabs in Defiance The Arab supreme council defied the governments demand that their general strike be ended the Palcor agency reported and issued a proc lamation calling upon Arabs to con tinue their present program until Jewish immigration is stopped along with sale of land to Jews and an Arab national government is es tablished Arab workmen at the Royal Air force airport at Ramleh struck and were replaced by the government with 100 Jews the agency added and 20 more Arab leaders charged with agitation and public disorder were banished to various parts of Palestine Commissioner in Warning The British high commissioner for Palestine Sir Arthur Grenfell Wauchope in an address at the Lev ant fair warned terrorists No strike no violence can deter the government from fulfilling its obli gations under the league of nations mandate The high commissioner expressed belief the Arab general strike and demonstrations against Jewish im migration to the holy land were only temporary The conflict appeared to be spreading up and down the land Jesus of Nazareth once trod how ever as fresh reports of disorders came to the British administration INCENDIARY FIRE IS EVIDENCE OF GROUP DEFIANCE Kidnap Assault Charges Against 25 Filed in One County DETROIT grand jury in vestigation in every county in the state where crimes can be traced to the Black Legion was announced Tuesday by Atty Gen David H Crowley The announcement came from Crowley in Lansing as state and county investigators saw evidence of the terrorist societys defiance of the united front drive to uproot it in an incendiary fire near Jack in With these developments came charges of kidnaping and felonious assault against 25 alleged members of the hooded vigilantes accused by Owen Dudley Jackson county pros ecutor with stripping and flogging a member who had attempted to withdraw Act With Speed Acting with speed that matched that of authorities of Detroit in charging 13 members with the slay ing of Charles A Poole Prosecutor Dudley swore out warrants against three guards at the Southern Mich igan prison a resident of Norvelle and 21 John Does accused of par ticipation in the beating last Nov 5 of Harley Smith father of five children The men accused are Ray Ernest said by Dudley to be a brigadier general in the terrorists band brothers Glenn and Clarence and Allen Bascom The Ernest brothers are guards at the prison The men held at the state police post in Jackson for investigation in the death of Paul Every another prison guard were arraigned Tues day Fire Destroys Acting on suspicion that fire which destroyed a barn and oat buildings on the estate of George Noon near Jackson might have been a result of Black Legion ar son state police sped to the scene a short time after they had dis rupted an attempt by six carloads of vigilantes to conduct a meeting in the woods near there In Oakland county Pontiac of ficers reopened the unsolved slay ing of Howard Curtis whose body was found near Milford late in 1934 The body a bullet wound in the back of the head which had been severed from the body was found in a clump of bushes by a hunter The clothing had been set afire A resident of the neighborhood said she had heard screams from the direction of the field several days earlier and had seen three men in a touring car drive away Raid Five Homes Wayne county authorities Tues day raided five homes in the down river district here and found what they claimed was evidence that two recent bombings in Ecorse were in spired by the black robed band In the homes which included those of two former Ecorse council men the raiders seized fire arms and literature of the organization Coincident with the raids came a statement from V F Effinger of Lima Ohio who had been sought for questioning by Prosecutor Dun can C McCrea that the Black Le gion had more than 6000000 mem bers throughout the United States and that it had no intention of try ing to take over the government Sought Dictatorship Aspirations of obtaining a gov ernmental dictatorship were attrib uted to the order by Harry Col burn chief investigator for the Wayne county Detroit prosecut ing attorneys office Were absolutely not trying to take over the government Effin ger said Denying there was any connection between the Ku Klux Klan and the Black Legion Effin ger said the Black Legion will go right ahead promoting the best in terest of America and American citizens despite the unfortunate af fair in Detroit Effinger in statements by inves tigators here had been called western commander of the Black Legion in charge of Michigan Ohio and Indiana Preachers Resolution A resolution adopted by the De troit MethodUt Preachers associa tion Monday called upon authorities to use every to suppress and extirpate ;