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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA5 FRIDAY OCTOBER 9 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 314 Portugals Possessions Italy and Germany Both Contemplate By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON It is a cold day in mid summer when some fresh war hazard fails to be brought to the state depart ments attention Portugals sta tus as a colonial power is involved in one of the lat est of these wor ries It may not eem as if the United States can have much interest in Portu g a 1s destinies Indirectly such an interest is a pos sibility however Most folk prob ably think of the Portuguese as a mere pewee of an unimportant lit tle people The little nation is not indeed of much consequence con sidered only as a narrow fringe ol territory along the western edge of the Iberian peninsula Nevertheless it has more area in foreign posses sions thsm any other countries ex cepting JSngland and France Portugals Possessions These possessions include several small footholds in Asia broau realms in both east and west Afri ca and several commercially ana navally valuable islands or groups Economically they are Portugals Russians Satisfied With London Conference from F R PAYS TRIBUTE TO JflURPHY Militarily they are a Portuguese weakness because they are wen worth having and the Portuguese are incapable of defending them if any considerable power were to un dertake a grab of the whole or any part of the collection ind that the state department is tipped a what certain for midable powers are contemplating if only as yet tentatively dfermaiiy irifl Italy The powers mentioned are Ger Italy y outandout declaration want overseas dominions Enlands and Frances would pretty hard to take away them but Portugals ur Portuguese can command assistance should be very easj picking either by the Germans or the Italians or both divided up be tween them Ironically Portugal HKe yer many and Italy is fascist or Nazi whatever may be the difference It is accused of having trans sUpped German and Italian aid to the Fascist rebels in Spain By all rules of logic the Germans and lUllanV ought to be grateful to the Portuguese Instead apparently the Germins and Italians simply have been reminded that the Portuguese have possessions worth taking away from them Footholds Already From all accounts Spains rebels have offered footholds to Germany and Italy in Spanish Morocco on the eastern side of the Strait ol Gibraltar This is a very sensitive subject the British and the French However the Spanish rebels have only footholds to offer big territories can be grabbed from Portugal But Portugal 19 not friendless Traditionally the Portuguese are almost wards of the British His tory Is back of this friendship and go is British interest Interests Are Same And in this instance British and Drench interests are identical An attempted GermanicItalian Portuguese colonial grab then im mediately would involve the British French nice start on another big and the A very international war These little countries are a pest The big ones might settle their differences of opinion peaceably The pewees start all the world conflicts They may not always have done so but they do in these days BRITISH FRENCH MAY HELP SPAIN IF TREATY FAILS Portugal Seen as Likely Stumbling Block to Nonintervention Copyright 1936 By The Associated Press Russian expression of satisfaction came Friday from the secret session of 27 European states pondering the grave contin ental crisis created by Moscow and Madrid charges of fascist assistance to Spains insurgents I am satisfied with the proceed said Moiseyevich Kagan so viet representative on the European nonintervention committee emerg ing from the conference room when the group adjourned for luncheon Already it was learned the so viet Italian British French Bel gian and German delegates had spoken Labor Party Stand In Edinburgh meantime the Brit ish labor partys conference approv ed a demand that both Britain and France open their arms markets to Madrid if it is shown the neutral ity pact either is ineffective or breached The delegates adding to a statement by their national execu tive expressed belief fascist states already had broken the accord In Paris where British Foreign a dash tack home from an inter rupted holiday informed sources said Premier Leon Blum of France and Eden had agreed to exert every effort to prevent collapse of the nonintervention accord Before London delegates was the problem of determining a meth od to prevent glowering European communist and fascist camps from stepping openly into the Spanish Civil possibly provoking continental conflict Two Specific Questions The committe Agenda included two specific questions 1 A Russian proposal to send an investigating commission into Por tugal asserted gateway for alleged military assistance to fascist insur gents seeking to overthrow the Madrid 2 Formal charges from Madrid backed up by an almost identical soviet allegation that Portugal Italy and Germany are violating the French sponsored neutrality agree ment Indications Portugal would not allow an investigating group within her borders were published in the newspaper Diario de Noticias at Lis bon The newspaper declared official circles regard as bluff the Rus sian warning of prospective with drawal from the nonintervention the event alleged fascist aid is continued To Reject Supervision f Portugal the newspaper said would not allow any form of for eign control or The Earl of Plymouth British chairman of the committee waa the first to arrive at the foreign office for Jthe secret session Other repre sentatives including the Russians came in a short time later We have stated our one of the Russian delegates said grim ly It is up to the committee to do something about it Portugal sent a delegate Dino Grandi Italian ambassador to Great Britain appeared for the Rome gov ernment Germany was represented by Prince Otto von Bismarck chan DIES AT OSAGE FROM INJURIES Sorenson of Marathon Hurt Fatally When Struck on Highway by Truck N Sorensen 60 of Marathon died here Thursday aft ernoon in the Nissen hospital Mr Sorensen was seriously hurt a week tgo Thursday evening as he was hitchhiking north on highway 218 when he was struck by a truck driven by a of Lye who turned out to pass a car Tussday morning doctors amputated Mr Sorensens leg and he never quite recovered from the shock of the operation The body will be tak en back to hia home in Marathon cellor of the German embassy in London FASCISTS PUSH ON TO TAKE STRATEGIC CITIES By The Associated Press The meeting in London took the edge off the military news Due west of Madrid fascists smashed through rugged terrain in three powerfu columns to capture strategic cities Madrid hiding its chagrin over the territorial losses on its threshold hailed the prospect of Russian help and rejoiced In what appeared to be almost a complete victory for loyal Asturian miners wholong have be sieged the fascist city of Oviedo in the north Heavy government reinforcements were rushed into the line on the Biscayan front where defense o Bilbao is the governments chief concern School for Police IOWA CITY University of Iowa will conduct a 10 day schoo for police officers during the nex summer school the committee on curriculum announced Nurse Has Strange Tale of Noted Mystics Death Declares Clock Tolled IKKIHF Hour of One Three LOOK INSIDE Times By RELMAN MOBIN Associated Press Staff Writer HOLLYWOOD Edith Phelan a brisk matteroffact English nurse told this story Fri day of the death of noted mystic two nights ago Three times the clock tolled the hour of one At the last moment the whole house was filled with anoverpower in fragrance of flowers There were none in the room and none outside yet we all smelled the fragrance ana could still smell it in the morning I was sitting at the head of the at the last and they were empty Yet they creaked as though an army of people were coming and Count Louis Hamon Mrs Phelan was frankly puzzled She said she could not deny the evi dence of her senses Nor could she believe them Cheiro was Count Louis Hamon an Irishman born in County Wick low He was nearly 70 years old at the time of bis death and he had said that 58 of those years were spent in the study of the occult Cheiros guest book abounded with thousands of famous names Many left glowing and often as tounded notes of commendation But his death as the nurse des cribed it outrivaled the most unbe Has No Comment on Resignation Report ON PAGE 2 Betting Favors Pitt to Defeat Ohio State ON PAGE 9 Waldorf GettingReady for Homecoming Event ON PAGE 8 Y Man America Is Friendly ON PAGE 16 lievable stories jof his Saw Hundreds Die Tm a registered said ESTIMATE 1936 U S CORN CROP Oct 1 Figure Is Slightly Larger Than That of Month Ago WASHINGTON depart ment of agriculture reported Friday the corn crop severely damaged this year by the drought would be bushels as indicated by conditions Oct 1 and announc ed the preliminary estimate of all wheat production as bushels A corn crop of bush els was indicated a month ago bushels on July first produced last year and the average of 1928 32 All wheat production winter and spring wheats combined was indi cated as bushels a month ago produced last year and the aver age 192332 The department of agriculture es timated the Iowa corn crop at bushels and reported its con dition on Oct 1 was 44 per cent of normal The Iowa wheat crop was esti mated at bushels and the average yield at bushels an acre Mrs Phelan Ive seen hundreds of people die and I dont believe in spooks I came to this house four days before the patient passed away I didnt know his name when tha doctors called Cheiros articles notarized statements and forth that he pre dieted the date of the death of the ate King George VH of England of Mata Hari the famous spy and of Lord Kitchener the English genera who lost his life under mysterious circumstances during the World war CLAIMS LAWYER IN BLACK LEGION Colonel Sentenced to Life Imprisonment Accuses Prosecutor DETROIT Davis black legioin colonel told a cir cuit judge who sentenced him and six of his fellow members to life im prisonment for murder Friday that Duncan C McCrea Wayne county was a member of the hooded order Foot Is Amputated After Train Mishap ALLISON J Carroll 46 Minneapolis his footing while trying to board a freight train here Thursday and his left foot was so badly mangled that it was neces sary to amputate it at a Hampton hospital Quadruplet Girls 3 Pounds Apiece Born to Philippine Woman MANILA P girls were born Friday to a 21 year old Filiplna attended only by a mid wife Each weighed three pounds They were born to Mrs Leoncio Englo in her small hut at Maragon don in Cavite province All were re potred doing Engio a 21 year old laborer re ently lost his job as road worker at which he earned 40 cents a day The have two other children LANDON ARRIVES IN CHICAGO FOR CAMPAIGN TALK Seeks 88 Electoral Votes of Illinois Michigan Ohio Indiana CHICAGO to win the 88 electoral votes of Illinois Michigan Ohio and Indiana Gov Alf M Landon arrived in Chicago at noon Friday for one of his major addresses Friday night as the re publican presidential nominee A heavy rain fell as the Kansas governors Sunflower Special pulled into the Twelfth street station of the Illinois Central railroad after having made brief stops at Freeport and Rockford on the way from Topeka Republican leaders of Illinois were out in force to welcome the candidate with a parade along Mich igan avenue to a hotel where Lan don was to confer with party lead ers and rest for his address in the Chicago stadium Friday night In the welcoming delegation was a chorus recruited to sing Our one of the official songs of the volunteers a republican or ganization Leaders Accompany Him Party leaders of state and county accompanied the nominee along the route to the hotel where he had a luncheon engagement with officials of Chair man John M Hamilton of the national committee Some of the leaders had boarded his special train during the two Illinois stops at which Landon made brief platform appearances The nominees train made an un scheduled stop in suburban Elm hurst where F Harding na tional committeenfan from Illinois and several others prominent in par ty circles climbed aboard Massed at the station as the spe cial pulled in were the ingredients of the parade a band marchers delegations from virtually all re publican organizations in the city Banners placards and loud speak ers mounted on floats Off The Welcomers chanted off the rocks with Landon and ag the gov ernor stepped to the platform Col Frank Knox vice presidential nomi nee and publisher of the Chicago Daily News was campaigning in the east as Landon came to the colonels home city Landon9 party made slow prog ress as it moved toward a touring car which waited to take him along Michigan avenue Three times be fore the machine reached Eighth street t was halted while admirers rushed up to shake hands with nominee Office workers in a building front ing on the avenue showered down ann Governor Lehman Accepts At the National Democratic club in New York City GOV Herbert H Lehman was officially notified of his nomination as the states democratic standard bearer In the absence of the chair man Mayor John Boyd Thacher of Albany James A Farley advised the governor of his nomination At the right is Morns S Tremaiae comptroller also notified of his Says Poison Killed Wife but Not Him CHICAGO divorced hus bands story of a suicide pact in which he said poison killed his former wife but did not kill him Friday compicated the mystery of the smoke filled apartment in which Black 35 was found dead Thursday night Corydon Black 38 was found Politics on The Air scraps of paper in welcome and Time Is Central Standard FRIDAY NIGHT east and 10 west William Hard comment period WEAF WGY WBEN 8 and again at 9 Col Frank Knox Brooklyn ad dress WEAFNBC includes WHO Gov Alf M Landon from Chi WJZNBC Harold L IckesTfrom Columbus Ohio WABCCBS 9 James M Cox from Dayton Ohio Progressive W ABCCBS Roosevelt Harry Hop kins Earl Browder SATURDAY Jeffersonian Democrats WJZ NBC Bainbridge Colby WABC CBS WORMBS 8 President Roose velt from Omaha ROOSEVELT SPEECHES Broadcasting companies announce the following arrangements for broadcasting addresses of President Roosevelt on his western campaign trip At Omaha Oct S to p m central standard time over NBC CBS and Mutual net works At Chicago Oct 14 From ot 9 p m central standard time over the same three networks Landon ordering the top lowered on the automobile despite the pelting rain stood and waved his hat A band preceded Landons party until it reached the hotel Throngs cheered the candidate in the lobby He went to the third floor leaned out of a window overlooking the avenue and waved to the crowd Guests at Luncheon Guests at a luncheon given by George Harding Illinois national committeeman included John Ham ilton national chairman Harrison t Spangler and Arthur Curtis special assistants to the chairman Lacey Haynes Kansas City Star Arthur Ballantine Raymond Benjamin John P Adams former national committee chairman Sterling Mor ton Chauncey McConnick C B Goodspeed national treasurer for mer Gov Myers Y Cooper of Oho Michael J Kennedy chairman of to nightsmeeting Perry McCullough Illinois repub lican chairman C Wayland Brooks candidate for governor Otis F Glenn U S senatorial candidate Albert D Lasker Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids Iowa publisher After conclusion of the luncheon at the congress Governor LMdon received county and state candi dates Damages of Awarded for Death WATERLOO UF A district court jury Friday awarded C B McCord damages from James Young and his son Robert for the the death of McCords wife Dec 2 Mrs McCord was struck by an automobile owned by James Young and driven by Robert staggering about in the apartment by the building Janitor investigat ing a curl of smoke coming from be neath the door Mrs Blacks body lay in the bedroom the door of which was locked on the outside Coroners assistants estimated she had been dead about three days Black with blood streaming from a slashed wrist lapsed into a comti shortly after the tragedy was dis covered but recovered in a hospital Friday and was quoted by Police Lieutenant Thomas Mangan as say ing his wifes death was the result of a suicide Wife Swallows Poison Monday night he told Mangan his wife swallowed a quick acting poison but he lost his nerve and tried to bolster his courage by drinking whisky Finally the third day in the apartment with the dead woman he slashed his left wrist Black said and swallowed a small quantity of the poison He said he dropped a cigaret in to an upholstered chair The smoke from this smoldering chair attract ed other tenants of the building The couple formerly resided at Fort Worth The suicide agreement Black said was reached after he told Mrs Black from whom he was divorced about a year and a half ago that he had deceived her by telling her he had a job Discussed Reconciliation They had discussed areconcilia tion he asserted ever since he came here from his home in Fort Worth a month ago Mrs Black known in the apartment building as Cordelia A Brousseau her maiden name was transferred here about two months ago by a railroad Rock Island by which she was employed as a stenographer He said he visited his former mate here frequently and told her he was employed as an accountant Sunday he said he disclosed to her that he had no job The next day he said they decided to kill themselves Assistant States Attorney Mai Coghlan indicated he was not sat isfied with Blacks story and would continue his investigation Black was transferred from the hospital to the Bridewell hospital Hudson on World Court GENEVA Manley O Hudson of Harvard university was elected to the world court of inter national justice succeeding Frank B Kellogg former United States secretary of state ADDRESS HEARD BY MRS MURPHY It Was Says Widow of Late Senator From Iowa By BESS FUJRMAN Associated Press Staff Writer ABOARD THE ROOSEVELT TRAIN I3NROUTE TO ST PAUL sweet faced eyed wo man in a mourning veil Mrs Louis J Murphy of Dubuque heard Presi dent Roosevelt pay tribute Friday to her husband the late senator from Iowa It she said as Roosevelt finished speaking at Du buque He telegraphed ahead to me and I was on the train He told me he wished to make this expression so I was Mrs Murphy waited at the presi dents special for a last smile at Mrs Roosevelt and another senator ial widow Mrs Gilbert M Hitch cock traveling with the presiden ual party as far as Omaha Mrs Roosevelt off on a federal project inspection in a blue sports outfit wore her campaign hat right off the bat It was the one she described as a felt hat of nondescript blue which will stand the pouring rain because I have never one of these trips that it hasnt somewhere sim ply poured Itdidnt pour in Dubuque but it rained as the Roosevelts drovein an open car through crowded streets and along a picturesque winding bluff drive above the Mississippi NOT WORRIED AS LONG AS PEOPLE RETAIN CONTROL President Leaves for St Paul After Dubuque Oelwein Stops DUBUQUE Roose velt opened his western campaign here Friday with a declaration that he was not worried so long as the future conduct of the nation re mained in the hands of the people Addressing several thousand resi dents from the rear platform of his campaign special the chief execu tive asserted there was a great moral lesson pointingthe direction which our country must needs go in an oration given by Fatter Sheehey at funeral services several months ago for Senator Murphy of Dubuque who was killed in an auto mobile accident He quoted at length from that tribute which included a statement that drastic measures were neces sary social problems when Murphy took office and while some of those measures may have been unwise the senator couldnt stand idly by and do New Social Order Father Sheehey was quoted fur ther as saying the senator had championed a new social order in which class and special privilege would be abolished that Murphy wanted the unemployment problem solved and had no sympathy with those who wanted to destroy prop erty rights because all rights were human The senator the Tribune went on was determined that no one should starve aland of Aplenty and ignored the swarming crieg of rabble rousers who today make both our hearts and ears Declaring Murphy was a close friend of his the president asserted he wanted to read Father Sheeheys tribute instead of talking politics because these words while not lolitical are concerned with better overnment all over this Mrs Roosevelt Appears Mrs Roosevelt appeared on the platform with her husband The jheering crowd stretched back a hundred yards and scores were perched on tops of bouses and rail road sheds Im out here on what some might consider a political the president said smiling Im trying o gain a better first hand informa tion as to the needs of the country in the days to come This information he added would be useful to him whether Im reelected or Tm but a small unit in the future of the he said The future of the nation lies in the people and Im not worried so long as the con duct of it remains in your Boys Band Plays A boys band played as the presi dent came out of his private car After his brief talk he and Mrs Roosevelt Gov Clyde L Herring of Iowa and Iowa democratic chairman E H Birmingham got in an auto mobile and led a procession out to the Mississippi river bank to FORECAST IOWA Fair in extreme west ern portion showers in cen tral and eastern portions cooler in extreme northwest portion Friday night Saturday general ly fair preceded by unsettled weather in extreme eastern por tion cooler in eastern and south ern portions MINNESOTA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday ex cept unsettled in extreme east Friday night cooler Friday night and In extreme east Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazete weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday Minimum in Night 45 At 8 A Friday 31 Thursday could well have been Mason Citys nominee for autumns perfect day Thats what it was view some channel improvement work by army engineers The party also viewed other fed eral projects including the Eagle Point park a WPA undertaking and the civic water tower built with public After the tour which aided in a rainstorm the president reboarded his train for St Paul via Oelwein Iowa and Hayfield Minn Confers With Leaders At St Paul Friday evening he was to confer with political and farm organization representa tives He also was to make a brief talk at the state capitol While viewing Dubuque federal projects the president was sere naded by a chorus of dredge ari river boat whistles as he stopped to watch men working on a channel improvement project And the crowds in the etreets were as unmindful of a wetting the president and his wife They waited patiently until the Roosevelts returned from their tour to catch a last glimpse of the presi dent and his wife as they returned to their train Text of Addrew The text of President Dubuque address follows My friends I am glad to come to Dubuque I had planned this visit spring planned with a very good citizen of your city and rm sorry he cant be with us today Louis Murphy was a friend of mine very close friend of mine and I want to read to you Instead of tnlte inz politics I want to read few sentences of the tribute given his funeral because these words are not political and yet they are concemeo ;