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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 15, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI PTVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1HB SiZKVJCJI MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY OCTOBER 15 1936 THIS PAPEH CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OMB NO 6 High Court May Change Many Appointments May Have to Be Made by 1940 By CHARLES P STEWART pASHINGTON American voters quite likely will be choosing a federal supreme court majority on Novembers election day as well as a presi dent a house of r e p r esentatives and onethird of the members of the senate The high court is predominantly conservative now But it ia fairly certain to be largely made over in the course of the coming four years If it is made over through appoint ments by a conservative resident undoubtedly it will stay conserva tive If made over by a liberal chief executive it easily can be given quite a liberal complexion Winner Will Change It That is to say Novembers white NEW FEARS FOR PEACE SPREAD SOVIET BELGIAN Landon in Indiana and Roosevelt in Michigan muiLo OLLii nu iiiActv PAMniriATrc rnn i PRPCIRFNT IIKT MISSES ENEMY 6Y 19 MINUTES Belgium Urged by King to Assume Policy of Strict Neutrality By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New fears for peace spread through Europe Thursday Two from Belgium he other from diplo mats perplexed over the future ourse of collective security They were 1 King Leopold of Belgium urged iis cabinet to return to strict Euro ean neutrality His advice was in erpreted as a step toward repudia ion of Belgian defense treaties with ther powers and possibly of duties the leaue of Jions cove Await Judges Charge in Baby Slaying Trial eral selections and the court by tha time will be more than onehalf lib eral Let him select conservatives and the tribunals majority will re main as standpat as today per haps will have become even more so Seldom or never has a single pres ident been called on to name more than two supreme court justices Therefore changes in their tota personnel have been very gradual They started as an extremely con servative group which has been somewhat diluted with liber alism but only by the slowest of slow degrees Ages Are Advanced In the next presidential period tisere is a possibility that this dilu tion will be greatly to the point in fact of drowning conservatism out In the first place the ages of the justices must be taken into account Justice Louis D Brandeis will be 84 before the end of 1940 Justices Willis Van Devanter and James C McReynolds will be 81 each Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes and Justice George Sutherland will be 78 each Justice Pierce Butler will Without wishing any of this sex tet any bad luck it will be surpris ing if some few of them fail to suc cumb within four years Comparative Youngsters Justices Owen J Roberts Harlan F Stone and Benjamin N Cardozo are comparative to be respectively 63 69 anl 0 by 1940 They should last barring pre maturity and automotive hazards Still even such eventualities are imaginable Now Justices Van Devanter Mc Reynolds Sutherland Butler are ultraconservatives Eliminate these four or any frac tion of their number and the court immediately would become corre spondingl yliberalized assuming the appointment of more liberal justices to succeed them But suppose such vacancies to be filled by a conservative presi dent then the conservative bloc of four would remain as sojid ever IVould Be Conservative And suppose 80 odd year ol Justice Brandeis an ultraliberal to have dropped out too to be sue ceeded by a fifth conservative lr that event without arguing an farther the court must be a 5 to conservative counting Chief Justice Hughes and Justic Roberts who are on the fence On the opposite hand Suppose the passing of Ju9tic Brandeis to be succeeded by an other liberal That would leave the division on the bench just as it is now fo Justices Stone and Cardozo also are liberals 2 The soviet governments re quest for an immediate meeting of the committee to control European nonintervention in the Spanish civil war was denied by Lord Plymouth the chairman Moscow had proposed France Britain or both establish a virtual blockade of Portugal to prevent shipment of arms to Span ish insurgents Parliament Summoned As the Belgian parliament was summoned to meet Oct 27 King Leopold told the cabinet Belgian pol icy must prepare vigorously to pre venf war from sweeping again over Belgium warning them the coun trys geographical position compels us to maintain our military machine so as to dissuade any of our neigh bors from using our territory to at tack another state KingLeopolds statement brought repercussions in several capitals It was viewed in Paris as a warn ng the FrancoBelgian treaty of military aid might be abrogated but he French foreign office asserted all accords between the nations re mained in effect Germanys long delayed reply to a British questionnaire asking de ailed suggestions for future Euro pean security was delivered in Lon don Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler was understood to have expressed will ingness to join an antiwar agree ment with Britain France Belgium nd Italy Leave Open Door Informed sources said the reply Death Penalty Is Not Unwed Mother NEW YORK judges charge remained to be delivered Thursday before a jury of 12 men decided whether Elizabeth Smith was guilty of slaying her newborn illegitimate son The prosecution did not demand the death penalty in its closing argument William Smith assistant district attorney asked a verdict of some degree of homicide that would be both just and Dont let this defendant walk from this courtroom Smith urged the jury let the world know in your verdict that you were more just and merciful at the same time to her than she was to her Edward Bianco defense counsel asked that the IS year old girl be freed to live as a decent respect able He recounted her story that she fled to the roof of a Bronx apart ment after delivering the child un aided in the bathroom of her home fainted from pain and terror and baby rolled from her arms to its dealji in the street ELIZABETH SMITH But suppose likewise the passing of two or more justices of the con servative bloc of four with the appointees of a liberal presiden succeeding the passing of some of them at ages ranging from the mid70s to more than 80 seems no improbability Liberal Majority Seen A liberal succeeding the liberal Justice Brandeis at least two lib erals succeeding a couple of the aged conservatives plus youthful liberal Justices Stone and And the supreme court majority becomes liberal 5 to 4 On that basis it would not be necessary to reckon with Chief Justice Hughes and Justice Rob erts the straddlers even if they cast In their lot with the remain Ing conservative or conservatives their quartet anyway would be outvoted Gets 5 Tear Sentence ATLANTIC C Baker 69 was sentenced to five years in the itaU penitentiary by Judge Earl Petera of Clarinda wnen he pleaded guilty to a charge of rape left an open door for future discus sions of security in western Eu rope but insisted 1 Germany be accorded equality among other powers 2 Russia must be excluded from the parleys King Leopolds declarations how ever were viewed as having with drawn Belgium from among the Locarno guarantors Russia again pressed for convo cation of the nonintervention group to act upon its demand for a vir tual blockade of Portuguese ports to stop fascist arms shipments to Spain The demand was renewed by Ambassador Ivan M Maisky in a call at the British foreign office On the Spanish civil war front The fascists bucking stubborn government opposition advanced their lines to within 20 miles of Madrid at one point Stick to Their Posts Socialist machine gunners stuck WOULD LIKE TO HAVE LAST BEER OShaughnessy Begins Life Term for Murder at Rockwell DES MOINES JP Marvin Irish Hogan OShaughnessy sen tenced Wednesday at Rockwell City to serve a life prison term for mur der hoped here Thursday Sher iff M E Dawson of Rockwell City would buy him a glass of beer be fore we get to Fort Madison pris Sheriff Dawson stopped at the state investigation bureau at the YOUTH DIES OF CRASH INJURIES Accident Near Rock Falls Is Fatal to Year to their posts in the Pelayos gorge of the Alberche river striving to stem a retreat from a large force of insurgents only a little more than 35 miles due west of the capi tal Close to Madrid huge machines dug trenches in preparation for a possible last ditch stand Govern ment communiques however re ported its forces had gained the up per hand in fighting at Oviedo in the far north and virtually had cleared the Tagus rivers southern bank of fascists in a drive to re capture Toledo The fascists pushed to within 9 miles of Navalcarnero strategic center west of Madrid and had come close to uniting three columns for the attack on Navalcarnero their next objective The fascists advanced also from the northwest toward Guadalajara only about 35 miles from Madrid according to insurgent reports statehouse a few minutes Thursday morning as he took OShaughnessy to prison Id sure like a glass of the prisoner trussed with leg irons handcuffs and a lead chain said because it might be the last one Ill have for a long He Talks Freely The former carnival roustabout talked freely about his part in the torturerobbery and murder of J M Parker 69 year old Rockwell City recluse which he said netted him and Robert Avery a fugitive in loot Ive been fooled all he said I thought when they got me in St Paul that theyd already caught Avery and wanted me to tes tify he struck the blow which killed the old man I was mighty surprised when I found out I was the only one caught But I decided to cop a plea plead guilty on the chance Id get life instead of Not First Term Fort Madison will not b5 OShaughnessys first prison experi ence He served a term in Ana most refoumatory where he said he and Avery got to be What do I want to do in pris on he said Well from experi ence I know Ill do what they tell me to do but if I could Id like to drive the wardens As he left OShaughnessy said he was sorry I wont be able to pay off to Bill Arthur the state agent who captured You see I promised that if they hung me Id give him the rope that cracked my Merle Swanson son of Mr and Mrs Carl Swanson route 2 died at a local hospital at oclock Wednesday evening from in juries received when the car he was driving to school at Rock Falls col lided with a WPA truck shortly af ter 8 oclock Wednesday morning The accident occurred about a mile west of Rock Falls at an inter section The boy was pinned beneath the truck which was rock His chest was loaded crushed with and legs were injured when the car he was driving crashed into the side of the truck Geraidine Swanson his sister 13 was reported ag improved at the Park hospital Friday where she was taken for treatment of scalp injuries received in the accident She is a freshman in the Falls town ship high school The boy was a junior Surviving the boy are his par ents six brothers Elof and Fred Racine Walter and Aimer Mason City Vance of Rock Falls and Raymond at homeland four sis ters Mrs Alfred Davis and Mrs Buford Billman at home and one grandfather in Sweden W F Davis from the transient camp at Mason City was the driver of the truck and was engaged in hauling rock for a dam near Rock Falls when the accident occurred Funeral services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran church at Mason City Saturday afternoon at 1 oclock with the Rev Oliver L N Wigdahl of Mason City and the Rev T P Solem of Osage in charge Burial will be at Memorial Park cemetery The body will lie in state at the Patterson funeral home until the time of services CANDIDATES FOR OFFICE IN STATE STUMPING IOWA Senator Capper Sorry He Backed Reciprocal Trade Pacts By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Major Iowa candidates and Sen ator Arthur Capper RKans ap peared on campaign platforms of the state Wednesday night and Thursday as republican and demo cratic orators stumped for votes Headquarters of the two major parties have announced speaking schedules with full itineraries for loading nominees Among the speak ers Wednesday night and Thurs day were two democratic senatorial candidates a republican candidate for the senate and nominees state offices Capper said in a campaign speech for Gov Alf M Landon at Spencer Wednesday night that he had voted for the federal reciprocal trade agreements but that he regretted1 doing it Capper declared I voted for the act but it was represented by its sponsors in the senate that the trade agreements would be helpful to agriculture Its results have been a great disappointment to Picks at Dickinson Gov Clyde L Herring democratic senatorial candidate said ia a speech at Fort Dodge that he had jinother legislative his demo cratic JV Dickinson had Herring said that Senator Borah of Idaho had introduced a bill to reduce the mileage allowance senators to five cents a mile for He commented Senator Dickinson ap parently cant travel for less than 10 cents a mile Of course he pays only regular railroad fare and that is much less than five cents a At Nevada Berry F Halden re publican candidate for the senate said the federal government through the Home Owners Loan Corporation has authorized fore closure proceedings on more than homes and farms Foreclosures Increasing He asserted that In Iowa alone the number of foreclosures started as of June 30 was 386 representing a value of Subsequent ac tions have increased the Guy M Gillette democratic can didate for the senate said at Mar shalltown that persons blinded by years of reactionary philosophy take refuge in empty and meaningless Gillette cited the terms rugged individualism free enter and sovereign American To speak of rugged individualism in the face of great and powerful monopolies and millions of unem ployed is to speak mere he said Hits Coal Record John K Valentine democratic candidate for lieutenant governor said at Williamson that George A Wilson republican gubernatorial candidate is now going into coal producing sections of the state tell that he is their FOR MRS ERNEST SIMPSON Kings Friend Sues Husband for Divorce ON PAGE 2 New Deal Scored and Lauded in North Iowa ON PAGE 3 Clarion High School Will Play Mohawks ON PAGE IT Teachers Delegates to State Meeting Elected ON PAGE 21 ook for Chapter 20 of Flowers at Her Feet1 ON PAGE 24 TheWeather Students Hold Mass Meeting Snake Dance at Iowa City IOWA CITY en thusiasm for Saturdays University f Iowa homecoming celebration 000 students held a snake dance and mass meeting here Wednesday ight A crowd which attempted to crash two downtown tbeaters fter the pep meeting turned way by police Officers said nlbst f the troublemakers were high chool students HUGE MARITIME STRIKE POSSIBLE Seek to Settle Dispute on Pacific Coast Before Oct 28 SAN FRANCISCO simul taneous strike of all maritime unions of the Pacific coast appeared possible Thursday in the event dif ference between waterfront em ployers and employes are not settled peacfully by Oct 28 Tto a federal maritime commla alon demand for an indefinite water front truce executives of the sev eral maritime unions answered with appeals to their members to vote them authority to call a strika at midnight Oct 28 if no satisfac tory agreement is reached before 1 then FORECAST IOWA Some probability of showers beginning Thursday night or Friday except cloudy in south east portion Thursday night slightly warmer in extreme north east portion Thursday night cool er Friday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday prob ably showers cooler Friday and in west Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 51 Minimum in Night 49 At 8 A M Thursday 51 The notewotthjr factor in Wed nesdays here was the narrowness between the tem perature extremes Between the highest figure reacned in the aft ernoon and the lowest reached at night there was a difference of only two degrees The sun was back on the scene Thursday and a rise of temperature seemed assured ing the miners friend But when he was in theIowa senate he once introduced a bill which would have given natural gas companies of Texas and Oklahoma the use of public highways to pipe gas through Iowa It it had been passed the use of Iowa coal would bave been materially At an address prepared for de livery Thursday at Ames Gillette attacked Landons farm program saying I fear those representatives of monopolies who would control the republican party if Landon were elected have not sufficiently changed from their 12 long years of repeated but empty promises to the farmer to permit Mr Landon to carry out his POSSIBILITY OF SHOWERS SEEN Iowa Weatherman Forecast Cooler Temperatures for Friday DES MOINES weather man wouldnt go so far as to sa it would rain but he did forecas there was some probability o showers beginning Thursday nigh or Warmer weather Thursday hi added would1 change to cooler tern peratures Friday Temperatures averaged about 10 degrees above normal Thursday The low Wednesday night was 4S at Charles City and Dubuque the high Wednesday 78 at Davenport and Keofcuk Eastern Iowa received light show ers during the last 24 hours Du buque measured 40 of an inch while Davenport and Keokuk reported a trace Farmer and Worker Will Pay the Bill G 0 P Nominee Raps New Deal Program of Spending ABOARD LANDON SPECIAL ENROUTE ACROSS INDIANA W his presidential cam paign to Indiana fanners Gov Alf M Landon asserted Thursday it is the farmers and the workers that eventually will play Santa Glaus to the new deals program of reckless I am opposed to waste extrav agance and debt because I am op posed to the ultimate confiscation of farms and the republi can nominee said in opening his drive for Indianas 14 electoral votes at Kendallville first of seven scheduled stops in the Hoosier state Bonded indebtedness of govern njent is in reality a first mortgage on every home and farm in this na he said adding that new deal misadminjstration has hurt the fanner more than anyone In Direct Contrast Its wasteful he con inued are in direct contrast with he good farm methods of Indiana agriculture The present administra has piled up an intolerable bur den of public debt It restslargely on the backs of property owners farmers and wage earners They cannot pass their taxes on to some one else as other income producing groups Leaving Grand Rapids Politics on The Air Oldest Graduate of Monmouth Succumbs MONMOUTH Mar garet Campbell oldest surviving graduate of Monmouth at her home here She was one of seven coeds who founded the Z C Sorosis now known as Pi Beta Phi Coe Tuition Increased CEDAR RAPIDS in tuition to for the regular year term waa voted by Coe college trustees The increase was ordered upon the recommendation of Presi dent Harry M Gage TIME CENTRAL STANDARD THURSDAY NIGHT 6 east 10 west William Herd comment period WJZNBC Col Frank from St Louis WSYR WABY WIBX WNBF WMBO WOOL Gov H H Lehman Jeffersoniandemocrats WJZ NBC Bainbridge Colby repeat to mountain and Pacific coast at FRIDAY Republican WEAFNBC p Landon Radio clubs CBS cast 10 west Wiliam Hard com ment WHO Herbert Hoover after an Tovernight visit at the spar cious home of Senator Arthur H Vandenberg Landon boarded his Sunflower special shortly before President Roosevelts campaign train arrived at the same station As the Landon train moved south ward William L Hutcheson direc tor of the labor national committee issued a state ment saying direct evidence exists hat the new deal is using its in fluence to control the internal af fairs of labor Forced to March This was Hutcbeson said when notice went forth to compel union men of Chicago to march in the parade held in that city last night for President Roose Hutcheson charged an ultima turn went out to the Brotherhood of Painters Decorators and Paper hangers saying you are requested to be in a parade and you are sub ject to a fine should you not ap Organized labor should resent and resist this effort to last them into line for the new he said Its members should answer this unAmerican dictation at the polls in Landon concluded his appeal for Michigans 19 electoral rotes at Sturgis Thursda ymorning when he said I do not want to save a dollar at the expense of the unemployed but I do want to prevent waste and extravagance in Speaks From Balcony He spoke from the balcony of a Grand Rapids hotel Wednesday night at the end of a 160 mile trip from Detroit that required all day Sees Good Example of What Happened in Grand Rapids ABOARD ROOSEVELT TRAIN ENROUTE TO DETROIT President Franklin D Roosevelt making his first bid for Michigans 19 electoral votes told an audience at Grand Rapids Thursday that you have here a pretty good example of what happened in four In the same city Gov Alf M Landon the republican nominee disputed Thursday night the presi dents contention that real recov ery was in progress in the nation Approaching Grand Rapids from Chicago where the president re ceived a mammoth demonstration Wednesday night the presidential train passed the Sunflower Spe cial which had carried Governor Landon on a two day tour of Mich igan Largest Crowd Ever A crowd that Supt of Police Frank J OMalley said was the largest he had ever seen in Grand Rapids greeted the president at the furniture manufacturing city Many of the spectators had witnessed the departure of Governor Landon just 19 minutes before the presidential special arrived The president told his Grand Rapids audience that I hope in the next fouryearg I shalllie able to come back and see you president of Ote United It is of he said a matter of record that the furniture industry today is at a higher peak than at any time since Only Insured Loans The president said that the fed eral housing administration in the last two years has been responsible for the building or improving of worth of homes And let it be made perfectly clear that this was not government money but private money from private agencies and that all the govern ment did was insure a portion of the I the president said that the people of this country ap preciate the fact that with some intelligent interest on the part of the government we have achieved a very great feat in bringing the country back to normal Didnt Just Speaking extemporaneously the president repeated what he had said at Chicago Wednesday that the return to prosperity didnt just He said the administration had saved the deflation from going had improved living conditions and encouraged people to build and repair homes After the homes were built to complete because of the number of stops The throng cheered as the candi date called for a government lib eral enough in its outlook not to mistake mere change for and asserted the new deal had con fused change with progress and too often has been liberal only in he spending of other peoples Held back by uniformed national guardsmen armed with rifles the lersons who lined the streets from he station to Landons hotel and filled Campau square were estimat ed at by Police Chief Frank OMalley Major Speeches Over For 15 minutes after his speech andon shook hands with as many well wishers as could pass in a re eiving line and then left for the home of Senator Vandenberg With his major speeches out of he way Landon increased the num ier of his back platform talks to Sturgis Kendallville Huntington Wabash Peru Logaos ort Lafayette and Attica and Danville and Decatur HI The short peeches were supplemented with umerous appearances to wave greetings to crowds gathered at sta ions where the campaign train slowed but did not halt He planned to reach Topeka early riday after an overnight trip cross Illinois and Missouri something bad to be put in he continued Grand Rapids had something to do with refer to its furniture factories The president was introduced by Frank Murphy ca leave of ab sence from his duties as commis sioner to the Philippines and now democratic nominee for governor of Michigan Aligned Against In his Chicago speech Mr Roosevelt asserted that the new deal was aligned against abuse of the gower of concentrated wealth and not against private en terprise Behind a corps of 30 motorcycle patrolmen he rode Wednesday night along streets lined by a cheering multitude numbered in tens of thousands to face persons in the packed Chicago stadium where he set forth the emphatic declaration All that this administration has done all that it proposes to and this it does propose to to use every power and authority of the federal government to pro tect the commerce of America from the selfish forces which ruined Business Moves Ahead To the credit of the new deal he claimed the train of American business is moving ahead Mind you it did not get out of the ditch it out by your govern The presidents return as a seek er of reelection to the he was nominated in 1932 was marked by a mass turn out which taxed the efforts of 600 policemen To clear his automobile route torn special train to stadium the notorcycle escort parted n raarch throngestimated at to ;