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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 27, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY MAY HOME EDITION THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 199 OPENING INSTALLMENT CHAPTER 1 ANY place special this afternoon Louise called across the vJ dusty hall that separated the upper grades from the lower grades rooms Where is there to go Joan Spencer called back absently and slam med a drawer of her desk violently She would have raised her eyebrows questioningly at any of her small pupils had they done that but there was none there to see Joan had an impulse to open and slam every drawer in the desk to stamp her feet and stick her tongue out impudently Instead she sighed I thought maybe youd drive me into town Ive got to get a present for Trudys kitchen shower Then we could stop at the Olde Rose Shoppe and have some ice Louises voice punctuated with swishes as her eraser swept over the blackboard drifted lazily into the empty sunny room And finish off the mad whirl with a trip to the library Joan answered Her tone was not sarcas tic but it had a new quality for discontent If we dont stay top long Ive got to correct my spelling test pa pers but I suppose I can do that aft er And miss the Van Dusens par ty Or are you night clubbing to night Joan retorted What Van Dusen party Louise asked from the doorway Joan smiled at hefellow teacher Dont mind she said gather ing up bag and purse and pulling a soft felt hat over her light brown hair that would curl around her face Im being amusing Or may be Im not Maybe Im just working off steam I dont know whats the matter with Louise stole an envious glance at her No Joan didnt look a day older or a pound heavier than she had when Louise had first met her five years before when Joan had come fresh from a Boston school to live with her orphan sister Dorothy who was then the young bride of Lawyer Jim Paine Thats the whole trouble with this Joans words brought Louises rambling thoughts back to the subject Nobody ever knows why or what next Except that if she did it wouldnt be anything Summer and winter its always the same except that its cold or hot and the children either have the sniffles or the poison Im sure I dont know whats gotten into you Louise said calmly In the winter theres bridge club and movies Yes and in the summar theres movies and bridge She sighed deeply now Im fed up to the teeth with it Louise If there were some place I could go I would but Jim and Dorothy are trying to get along and my board Know what Id do if I were you Spring Louise answered j Id get on a train and go to New matteroffactly All school teach York and marry Wm ers have it in May Were worse than the kids Every spring I swear that next year Ill get a job where Ill have to work indoors until sup per time so that I wont have time on my hands to wonder why spring is so lovely and so She stopped off speaking and Joans gaze followed hers through the win dow to the fields outside The pale blue of tiny starry mayfiowers dot ted the fresh yellowgreen grass Clusters of daisies blew to and fro languidly in the warm breeze A winging sparrowaccented for a mo ment its background of fleecy cloud Oh Louise sighed theres nothing the matter with me that a hot fudge sundae wont cure Thats the beauty of accepting ones lot as an old maid Material things are so Come along and get your sundae Joan pulled the plump girl to her and get that old maid idea out of your mind Its fatal for a school teacher to feel that way Your fate will be a tall dark Do you think thats my type Louise asked squeezing herself back of the wheel and across to her place Id say that was more your You wouldnt call Win the tall dark type would you Joan called over the sputter of her antique mo tor I wouldnt call him the romantic type exactly but hes the nice de pendable type and any boy that has worked as hard as Win has edu cating himself and working his way through medical college will make a good Joan answered shortly and swung the battered car around a curve on two shaking wheels The best catch in this town Joan Wont you love being Mrs Dr Winsloe Joan reached for the brake and Louise brought her startled look to bear Now whats the matter Joan laughed Nothings the matter darling except youve had a bright idea Youve put your finger on the nail or something You just made me realize that Im in a dan gerous Youre telling me the senior teacher replied nursing a bruised knee Yes I just realized that this sep aration between Win and me is not good for us Maybe Id feel differ ent if we announced our engage ment instead of just having an un derstanding Understandings are easy to get out of Im going to New York and marry Right now No silly of course not But as soon as school is over There are only three weeks more to go Dont tell anyone Alone in the little bungalow that she shared with her sister and brotherinlaw at supper time Joan busied herself getting the meal Ill have a home of my own soon and then all this restlessness will be Joan closed her eyes to pic ture Win walking up the path to their borne with the afternoon sun behind his crinkly sandy hair Hap pily the old throb of pleasure stirred in her thinking of it Hello she greeted her sis ter Ive fixed the salad and the popovers are ready to pop in the oven Have a good time Yes Red Cross meeting at Mrs Dorothy avoided her sisters eyes Theres some Iamb left and I could Any news Joan interrupted Dorothy faced her and bit her lip nervously Yes there is Joan and I guess its best for you to hear it from Good heavens darling you look Umm I guess so if ever I j as though something dreadful had Why Joan Louise grabbed her blowing hat I never heard you talk that way Youre engaged to five seem I know Just forget anything I Only Louise when you get engaged dont stay engaged years After a while it doesnt quite More spring the other girl said practically You know perfect ly well that Win wants to marry you as soon as be can And you told me yourself that he had to get his start in New York One more year is all you have to I dont want to wait And I dont want to marry him now I dont want to stay here all my life I want to live Im young and Ive been waiting for win since 1 was 18 Oh if only something would I 1 hope you wont think it is Joan Mrs Winsloe Is it something about Win Joan asked when Dorothy stopped Yes His engagement to the daugnter of Dr Whateverhisnarne is at his hospital was announced in the New York papers Joans hands were quite but very she picked up the pan of popovers and slipped them into the oven Isnt that interesting was all she said But Joan Dorothy hadnt ex pected that Oh its all Joan dusted her nands furiously on her apron Dont worry about me dear Ill be all She walked to the door and look ed back And i wont be an old TO BE happen Joan didnt say those things She maid school teacher either said This will make the fifth shower for Trudy wont it I should think her face would be stiff from trying to smile when she opens another package and finds a guest towel How do you suppose the guest towel fcr a shower gift move ment ever began Louise Oh Lordy I dont know Louise was used to Joans nonsense but thank goodness there was Joan Joan who had the Same eager out door look at Amelia Earhart Louise thought except Joan was so pretty so slim and smart in the bright tweeds she were in her simple cash mere knitted suits Joans hair that was always ruffled and never un tidy Joans eyes that you thought were bright blue until they shaded from gray to deep purple Further more Joan could eat all the ice cream and cake that supplied the high moments of Blakesvilles social affairs and never gain a pound FIORENZA TRIAL GIVEN TO JURORS Choice of Verdict Guilty or Not Guilty of First Degree Murder NEW YORK The case of John Fiorenza charged with the slaying of Mrs Nancy Titterton went to a blue ribbon jury in court of general sessions at 1 p m CST Wednesday under a judicial charge to return one of two ver dicts guilty of first degree mur der or acquittal QUEEN MARY SAILS FOR N Y Demand Recognition of Farm Problems DEMO PLATFORM PLANK URGED TO F Eichers Letter Signed by and Six Others WASHINGTON demand for specific recognition of the farm tenant and farm debt problems in the party platform was made to President Roosevelt Wednesday by six Iowa democratic congressmen In a joint letter to the president they submitted a proposed plank pledging the creation of a sound and constructive legislative pro gram to promote farm ownership Drafted by Representative Ed ward C Eicher of Washington Iowa the letter was signed also by Representatives Otha D Wearin Hastings Fred Biermann Decorah Hubert Utterback Des Moines Guy M Gillette Cherokee and Bernhard M Jacobsen Clinton Credit Can Be Used Asserting that no major party platform heretofore has dealt direct ly with farm tenancy the six lowans said they felt the national credit canbe used successfully and entire ly within constitutional limitations to help more young men become and remain independent farmhome own The BankheadJones bill and the FrazierLemke bill necessity for legislative treatment of this economic the letter said and may together contain the framework of an acceptable rem In view of our partys failure to date to enact any such legislation and the continuing increase in the tenancy ratio despite the best ef forts of the FCA we deem it of ex treme political importance that our party platform contain a definite pledge to which we can point during the approaching campaign that our next administration will deal con clusively with this question Will Be Handicapped Without such a plank we of the middlewest will be particularly handicapped in the event the Cleve land convention should make a clean cut promise We believe this also applies to the representatives of oth er important agricultural The proposed plank would read The democratic party regards the alarming growth of farm ten ancy in this country as a menace to the freedom independence and eco nomic wellbeing of its farm popular tion The present administration through the lending operations of the Farm Credit administration hag enabled large numbers of distressed farm owners to retain the ownership of their farms The party pledges itself to continue the use of the credit facilities of the federal gov ernment for the relief of distressed farm owners It further pledges itself to the creation of a sound and con1 structive legislative program for exj tending the credit facilities of the federal government to qualified j farm tenants to enable them to be come farmhome Vote Down Bonds IOWA CITY City resi dents voted to against a proposed bond issue for a new high school building Keokuk Home Damaged by Bomb FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday except unsettled in extreme west portion Thursday afternoon Somewhat warmer In northeast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday except un settled in extreme west Thursday afternoon wanner in northwest Wednesday night and in west and south Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 86 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A Wednesday 65 The mark of Tuesdays weather was the pronounced range of tem perature from 86 which is the sec ond highest reading of the year to 49 in the night The results of the bombing of the home of Ernest Rittman foreman of the Hubinger company at Keokuk and a former officer in the Corn Products Workers union are shown in the picture above Shattered glass from the big front window on the floor of the porch the damaged lattice work under the porch and the hole in the ground immediately to the left of the lower step indicate what hap pened when the bomb exploded The bombing is the first of the kind in Keokuk and officers of the law are endeavoring to find the identity of the one who threw it The officials of the Hubinger company offer a reward of for information which will lead to the apprehension of the bomber Iowa Daily Press Photo Borah Declares Against Resuming Gold Standard ON THE INSIDE WILLIAM LETTS William Pioneer Farmer Lodge Man Dies ON PAGE 17 Adjourn Hearing on Black Legion Slaying ON PAGE 2 Many Problems Before Farmers Says Schultz ON PAGE 22 Tax Problems Cloud Adjournment Outlook ON PAGE 2 Dickinson Lauds Court in Address at Decorah ON PAGE 21 Lake Mills Prepares Homecoming Events ON PAGE 9 To Question Three in Tavern Slaying SPRINGFIELD planned to question three persons in connection with the slaying of F G Gramlich 59 early Wednesday as he prepared to close his tavern here Gramlich stood behind the bar when he was shot near the heartby a bullet from a large caliber rifle through a window Believes Move Would Hurt Agricultural Interests WASHINGTON is sue with the platform recently pro posed by several New York repub lican organizations Senator Borah of candidatefor the pres idential Wednes day he was not in favor f com mitting he party to a return to the gold standard The plank which drew his special attention advocated a sound cur rency convertible into gold at a rate subject to change only by con Questioned Borah said I think it would be especially hurtful to the agricultural inter ests of this country and I do not think it would be in any sense prac ticable under present conditions if ever It seems to me that Great Brit ain is adding a new chapter to the money question which we shall want to know more about before attempting to go back on the gold The platform proposal was of fered by the National Republican club incorporated the Womans National Republican club incorpo rated the New York Republican club the National Republican Builders incorporated and the Young Womans Republican club of New York MAN AND WOMAN IN SUICIDE PACT Father of Four Children and Mother of Five Leave Note Behind MOLINE Scam mon 38 Davenport father of four children and Mrs Earl Post 32 of Bettendorf Iowa mother of four were found dead in an automobile on a side road near the Blackhawk Country club road Tuesday night the victims of a suicide pact as ev idencedby a note we cant have one another and this is the only way Monoxide gas caused their deaths George Bealer saw the car as he went to work Tuesday morning When he noticed it again upon his return home he investigated and found the couple dead It is believed they died Monday night or early Tuesday morning The doors of the car were locked from the inside One end of an inner tube from a spare tire had been fastened to the exhaust pipe and the other end extended to the inter ior of the machine VOTE TO SUBMIT TOWNSEND CASE TO 111 COURTS House Committee 62 in Favor of Citing for Contempt By SCOTT HERSHEY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON house in vestigating committee Wednesday voted six to two to recommend to the house that Dr F E Townsend and two of his old age pension or ganization aides be cited for con tempt and the case turned over to the United States district attorney The commitee recommended that the Rev J ClintonWunder of New York and J B Kiefer of Chicago be cited with Dr Townsend for their failure to appear for examina tion as ordered in subpenas District Attorney Leslie C Gar nett said the Townsend case prob ably could not be called until next fall Case Not Received Although I have not received the case or know its details I un derstand there is very little but documentary Garnett said I would imagine offhand that the grand jury would have the case only a day or two The date for trial could not be set until after we have all details and have an op portunity to study the matter care Garnett said he did not know whether he would handle the inves tigation himself or would assign one or more of his assistants I aee no chance at all for the proceedings to start at this term of court which ends June Garnett said Two Vote Representatives Tolan and Collins voted against the contempt citation recommenda tion They also voted against refer ring the case to the federal court instead of trying it on the house Dr Townsend founder of the movement to pay 5200 a month from the federal treasury to everyone past 60 walked out on the com mittee several days ago Afterward he instructed Kiefer Wunder and other assistants to join him in re fusing to answer the investigators Questions Chairman Bell and Rep resentative Gavagan DN Lu cas Hollister Ditter and Hoffman R voted for the contempt rec ommendation as well as in favor of referring the case to the United States attorney for the District of Columbia Downey Not Named No action was taken against Sher idan Downey attorney for Dr Townsend who was summoned as a witness Tuesday night and an swered with a defiant letter to the committee challenging it to puni tive Bell said it had not been decided when the contempt resolution would be submitted to the house but indi cated it would be Friday at the latest In a statement submitted to the committee earlier in the day by Thomas W Hardwick counsel for the Old Age Revolving Pensions Downey said Like Dr Townsend I challenge you to punitive action for the unholy records of this investigation into the Townsend old age pension move ment is a shield that will protect Statement Considered The committee refused Hardwick permission to read the statement but accepted it for consideration in executive session All over America hundreds of newspapers and citizens by the mil lions approve our Down eys statement said Though they energetically op ptse our economics they enthusias tically defend our defiance of your oppressive conduct So gentlemen proceed Congres sional inquisitions are on trial Your delay to force the issue against us weakens your prestige and increases ours We seek the opportunity to present before the bar of congress or before an American jury our charges against you Will you not therefore hasten your action make good your threats and proceed against Accident Injuries Fatal KEOKUK Frank Red Oak truckdriver died in a hospital here of injuries suffered when his truck sideswiped another on a high way near Farmington Crouch Held Confesses He Killed GMan HARLAN CROUCH INDIANAPOLIS Roy Pope who participated in the cap ture of Harlan Crouch here Wed nesday said Crouch admitted firing the shots that killed John R Foster a revenue agent during the chase of a rum running car near Hammond two weeks ago Pope lieutenant of the Indian apolis police department said Crouch told of being handed a rifle by James Jacobs his companion in the car being pursued by Foster and Guy Goodin a fellow agent I took the rifle and fired three shote Pope quoted Crouch as say ing A police squad found Crouch asleep in a south side rooming house Officers said he had a pistol beneath his pillow but made no at tempt to use it PALESlEfOTS STILL GROWING British Take Families Out of Town of Jaffa Where Arabs Predominate JERUSALEM Arab antiJewish terrorism mounting to the aspect of rebellion in many sec tions of the holy land caused British officials to evacuate their families Wednesday from the Arab predominated town of Jaffa The British women and children were removed from the seaport of Jaffa to the northwest Palestine port of Haifa aboard a warship and established their headqurters later in the neighboring allJewish city of TelAviv This was the third British eva cuation of an Arab town in as many days Families of officials left troubled Nablus Tuesday night coming to Jerusalem as a precau tionary measure Monday British families at Gaza took refuge in po lice barracks The battleship Barham with ViceAdmiral Sid Dudley Pound commanderinchief of the Mediter ranean fleet aboard dropped anchor off Haifa Authorities reported no bombs were thrown no shots fired at Jaf fa yesterday for the first time in a month due to the drastic repres sive measures being taken More Fair Weather Forecast for Iowa DES MOINES The sun shone down on Iowa Wednesday from a cloudless sky and the weatherman foresaw more fair weather Wednesday night and Thursday except for unsettledcon ditions in the extreme west Thurs day Temperatures Wednesday aver aged six degrees above normal The high Tuesday was 90 at Carroll and the low early Wednesday 48 at Es therville No rain was reported dur ing the last 24 hours Fatally Hurt in Fall HARLAN injured when she fell out of a haymow at her farm home Mrs Willis Xibby 55 of Irwin died in an Omaha hos pital Three sons and a daughter survive GREAT BRITAINS MIGHTY LINER ON MAIDEN VOYAGE Fair Weather May See Normandies Speed Record Fall By ELMER W PETERSON SOUTHAMPTON England imperial challenger for Atlantic honors the mighty liner Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage to New York Wednesday to the proud cheers of a half a million If the weather is fair the new giant of the seas is expected to at tempt to wrest ocean speed honors from the Normandie pride of France Her passengers were confi dent the spic and span ship would take them from Bishops rock to Ambrose course over which Atlantic records ae figured the fastest time ever Officers Are Cautious She must better an average speed of knots to seize the blue riband from the Normandie Ships officers however were more cautious than the exuberant passengers Said Captain Sir Edgar Britten The question of the record is a difficult one for me The ship has a schedule We think if we keep to the schedule we shall not break the j record If we happen to keep ahead of schedule it will be in the ordinary way of Bands Blare Out Bands blared Rule the thousands of sightseers screamed from rooftops shore points and ships and planes droned overhead while tugs faultlessly nosed the Queen Mary away from her dock at p m a m central standard Her first stop is Cherbourg then New York Aboard were such notables as the Marquis of MilfordHaven cousin of the king and Robert W Bingham United States ambassa dor to the court of St James 63 Reporters Aboard Others were Viscount and Vis countess KnoUys the Earl of Dud ley Lord Grimthorpe Lord Inver clyde Sir Keith Fraser and Sir Harry McGowan Of the 63 newspapermen on board 35 were from America The Queen Mary pointed her bow toward the English channel amidst scenes of public enthusiasm that transformed Southamptons harbor into a vividly exciting welter ol sound and color More than spectators blackened docks and the roofs of buildings and overflowed to vantage points along the solent Thousands of motorboats tugs and excursion craft swarmed like so many chips in a pond about the giant vessel Flags and Bunting Ships in the harbor broke out their flags and bunting Factory and ship sirens screamed a with the Queen Marys own siren audible for 10 miles lifting clearly above the rampage of noise Five boat trains from London carrying the largest single consign ment of passengers for one ship in the history of Britain arrived alongside the Queen Mary from 1 to 3 p m Prominents from various European countries and from the United States were among those whose luggage came pouring on to the dock Model of Flowers In the main saloon of the depart ing liner stood a model of the Queen Mary made entirely of flow ers a parting gift to Sir Edgar Britten her first commander It was derby day but not to be outdone a few lovers of the turf and sea alike had planes waiting near the Epsom course saw the race and then flew to catch the Queen Mary at Cherbourg The Southampton embarkation proceeded steadily after the arrival of the first train with bands play ing newsreel men and photog raphers scrambling for position and ships officers and crew on guard at all times for stowaways Squads of special police patrolled dock en trances and ship gangways Cry All Shortly before p the Queen Marys giren sounded a warn ing cries of all shore rang through the towering decks a squadron of bustling harbor tugs ludicrous by contrast in size took a firmer hold on towing cables and the task of slipping the mooring ropes got under way Then asif for diversion of her spectators the second largest liner in the world backed out from her dock was turned the tugs In midharbor and proceeded slowly down the bound on her first real voyage ;