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Mason City, Iowa
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Thursday, December 17, 1936
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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" HOM E EDITION VOL. XLIII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOU1&.TE.D rSESS LEASED WiRE SJSKV1CK MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 17, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 62 ESTATE IN AMERICA? Home in Maryland Ready for Ex-King Edward. By CHARLES P. STEWAKT A S H I N GTON, • (CPA)—If ex) King Edward cares to spend the rest of his life in Maryland, he not only can have an estate there on his own term s.- un- doub teclly he can have it for nothing. Indeed I surmise that Marylanders would be willing to pay him for dwell- i n g among them, if necessary. Particularly in boom times, as we know, a company with a big factory -to establish frequently is able to set localities a-oidding against one another, each with a view to getting the promoters 'o erect its prospective plant in that neighborhood's midst Tax exemptions are offered; real estate is proffered at attractive prices; all kinds of inducements are tendered. The theory (perhaps sound) is that a vast new industry, founded in any given community, can be depended on to inflate property values all 'round-about; thus making it profitable for all concerned to persuade said industry to move in. Seen As An "Industry." It is as a possible new industry ! HAMILTON KEEPS G. 0. P. POST PARTY PILOT IS ACCORDED VOTE OF CONFIDENCE Resignation Rejected 74 to 2 Despite Fish Attempt to Oust Him. BULLETIN CHICAGO, (&)— The republican national committee refused Thursday to accept the prof- ferred resignation of John Hamilton, its chairman, and accorded the party pilot a vote of confidence in his management. The vote was T4 to 2. CHICAGO, f/P)—Chairman John Hamilton formally offered his resignation to the republican national committee Thursday. He then stood aside to hear, both strong praise and condemnation from the 59 members assembled for discussion. "I have no defense of the campaign," the tall Kansas attorney said quietly. "There were a lot of errors: I told the committee at ! the time of the Cleveland conven- i tion that there would be. *„ „ cu, „ ^**^ <-» ,.,—,.^ I " We suffered a tremendous de- that Maryland classifies ex-King' feat m November, but we still Chinese Rebels Open Negotiations for Peace Buses Purchased for Clear Lake Run Pictured here are exterior and interior views of the buses purchased for the Mason City and Clear Lake ^un. They will start operating In January. STORY ON PAGE 17 Edward. Strictly speaking, I should rs- ier to that portion of Maryland rather close to Baltimore. The remote western end of the state has no hope that the ex-monarch will seek a home out in the Cumberland region, where coal mining and the heavier forms of manufacturing prevail. Nor is the eastern peninsula, where civilization ' has not advanced mu«h beyond pre-Civil war days, optimistic. But on the western Chesapeake bay shore, surrounding Baltimore and Annapolis and on toward Washington, there arc lovely homestead.-. They are suggestive of England in their 1 characteristics, too. May Be "Fed Up." One might wonder, however, whether the ex-king may not be somewhat "fed up" with England and want something different, like Deadwood or Tom>>stone (Ariz.). However, Maryland realtors do not see it so. Their notion is that the ox-rule.': will prefer to live much as he has lived at Fort Belvedere or Balmoral, and they can pro'-i^e him with that sort of conditions, they say. My! it makes them angry tc hear it suggested that he may select a castle in Denmark, a retreat in the Tyrol or some such place- Maryland is their choice. We al! know why. Baltimore -Also Hopes. Baltimore is a.s enthusiastic for the ex-king as is the adjacent countryside. The supposition is that, if his ex-majesty picks a country home near by, ho will have to have a city residence in Baltimore, also. have a future ahead of us. I think the new chairman should undertake dis duties with the full support of the committee behind him. "I have consulted Governor Landon, and he advised me my position is sound. He thought the chairman who succeeds me should be free to go ahead and build up a new organization." Assailed by Fish. Hamilton was defended by Arthur Curtis of Missouri, and assailed by Representative Hamilton Fish of New York, who has demanded a "liberalized" leadership. Curtis told the group: "I don't see any reason why Mr. Hamilton should resign, any more than the chairmen of the various states should resign. I don't believe any mistakes by the national committee caused our defeat. I move his resignation be refused." Then Fish, who is not a member but is attending with the proxy of an Alaska member, E. A. Rasmuson, denounced both the party's policies snd Hamilton's leadership. "If the party does not liberalize, and reorganize, you die," the New York congressman declared. "If the word does out today that it learned no lesson from the last campaign, the party will perish. Social Security Act. "No one denies Mr. Hamilton's fine personality, but he led the fight against the social security act which alienated millions of wa,ge earners. He went to Boston arid made a speech which drove millions out. "He has shown that his associates comprise the old guard." Mrs. Ruth Baker Pratt of New York interrupted. "We were not opposed to social Don't Leave Cheer Fund Up to George Previously Reported Jack Garvey G> $387.25 2.00 1.00 10.00 5.00 your And what a center it will make in | security," she asserted. "We were oniy opposed to the social security act, because we believed—and w; still do—that it's unsound." "You came here with ininds closed,"'Fish said. Didn't Have Time. "Hamilton says the party didn't have enough time to reorganize lor the campaign. Well, he was the commiUeeman from Kansas long before he was national chair- Baltimore for "society!" And for real estate values likewise! I took a little trip to Baltimore (It's only a couple of hours' ru 11 from Washington) to consult w-'.h a few of the Baltimorean real estate fraternity concerning the prospects of the British abdication in relation to their business. Without exception they concur- i Boy Struck by Car. DBS MOINES, (JP)— William Sawdey, 9, suffered chest injuries and a possible leg fracture when struck by a car here. George Meyrat, driver of the car, said the boy ran into the street dii ectly in the path of the machine. 6 SHOPP/NG DAYS LEF-\ red that the overseas shakcup will man, and ho had plenty or time be a tremendous windfall for iheir to organize in that slate. Still we traffic—if they can head off Den- ] os t it by 66 000 votes " marK, Switzerland et cetera. Fish dosed wilh a quotation from Shakespeare. '"The fight is on and damned be he who first cries, hold, enough!' " Fish was denied by a vote of the body his request to transfer one of three proxies he held to an unidentified person. Col. R. B, Creager, Texas committeeman, offered a motion forbidding such transfers of credentials and the committee adopted it, Tclesrram From Landon. As the committee convened, a telegram from Governor Landon lauding the 16,000,000 republican voters for "their splendid spirit in defeat" was made public. Before the committee swung into action on Hamilton's resignation, C. B. Goodspeed, its treasurer, reported the party emerged from the 1936 presidential campaign with a deficit of $901,501.61, He told the committee the party spent $5,689,944.90 in its unsuccessful effort to elect Landon. Goodspeed said in explanation of the deficit that the national finance committee, asked in June of 1936 to estimate how much it could raise, reported that $5,847,1000 would be available. This he BUY CHRISTMAS A PLANT f OR THE BOSS WIFE. M. F T. N. T. Club Clio Club First National Bank Em- ployes 35.00 New Total Received S440.25 Needed to Reach Goal $559.75 EORGE isn't go. ing to do it for •you. ".-•He ••" 'can't There are some fields in which "Let George do it" may be all right. But there's nobody but you who can do -your part in the building of a fund to insure agains empty stockings this Christmastide in Mason City. Christmas is only a week away. And the goal in this drive for 51,000 is almost $600 away. The arithmetic is plain enough. The Good Fellows of North Iowa are going to have to turn in an average of $100 a day if Mrs. Mabel Blaise, administrator of the fund, is to have what is needed to do the job before her. What happens when one or two persons in an organization get sufficiently interested in this cause to give an hour or so to individual solicitation is illustrated ,in the $35 contribution from employes of the First National bank. Herein lies one of the brightest stars of hope for the success of this year's fund. Will YOU be the one to start the bal! aroliing in your group? A small amount from a lot of folks is really more desirable than large amounts from a few for the reason that the former condition gives a large; number of persons a personal interest and stake in this project based on the true spirit of Christmas. The T. N. T. club of the Y. W. C. A., one of the donors listed above, is making its contribution in a novel way—one that could be utilized by other organizations if desired. In consultation withers. Blaise, a needy family was picked out for help to the extent of"$'10, delivery of the food, clothing and toys to be made in person by representatives of the club. Names of those sending or bringing their donations direct to the Globe-Gazette office will be used unless there is a specific request to use their initials or "Friend." The address is: Christmas. Cheer Fund,' Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa. EXTORTION NOTE WRITER IS HELD Colesburg Farmer Admits He-Wrote Two Letters to Rich Woman. MANCHESTER, (>P)—Authorities announced here Thursday that John H. Sherbring, 48 year old Colesburg, has confessed to writing -two extortion letters to Miss Vinnie : Lovett, 57, reputedly wealthy Colesburg. .woman, after his capture Wednesday night. He is being held in the Delaware county jail here on a-federal charge of using the mails to extort. The letters, it was said, were written in longhand with an indelible pencil and were, signed 'The Black Legion," Each letter,' authorities said, demanded SS,i09, :he second of which said that un- .ess the demands were met,-,that the woman "would be kidnap^] and would not' see Colesburg again." Authorities charged Scherbring said he wrote the notes because has an : $8,000 mortgage on his 80 acre. farm, he has a wife and 'our children to support, and he \as other debcs amounting tO'$4,- 300 which have been pressing nim. Federal, state and county offic- ers aided in the man's capture in the .main street of; Colesburg last night after he' had rshvbved the dummy pox from a bench • in front of the store specified in the two notes which he was alleged to have written. ADMIRERS SEND 6,000 LETTERS TO EXILED KING W«men Applaud Action in Giving Up Throne to Wed Wally. ENZESFELD, Austria, (if)—The Duke of Windsor, suffering again from severe headaches, received 6,000 letters Thursday from feminine admirers applauding his "romantic gesture" in giving up the British -throne for Wall is Warfield Simpson. Eight. hundred of the writers also asked the British prince for jobs, most of them expressing "a preference for secretarial, work. Reliable sources disclosed the duke suffered' Wednesday night from another attack of severe head pains, which some said might be connected with his ear affliction. Attendants at the castle of Baron Eugene de Rothschild, where the. former ruler is a guest, emphasized however the duke "is not. really ill." To Continue Golf. T,hey said he intends to continue his golf games and may go on a hunting trip. The presence of the abdicated monarch brought a new bustle of excitement to this little Austrian village where spectators thronged in the hope of - getting a glimpse of the. man who renounced a throne for love. An innkeeper, whose best business 'day formerly had brought $3 into his till, grossed $275 Wednesday. - • The duke's dog "Slippers" re- )wallowing Kerosene Fatal to Baby Girl SIOUX CITY, (IP)— Ruby M. Stevens, 19 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs, William Stevens, died at a hospital here after .swallowing kerosene. The Weather FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday; snow probable in south portion; somewhat warmer Friday In northwest and north central portions, MINNESOTA:. Mostly cloudy : iiid unsettled Thursday night and Friday; rising- temperature, except Thursday nipht along the Iowa boundary. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather, figures for 24 hour period ending at- 8 o'clock Thursday morning: "* Maximum Wednesday .'!2 .Minimum in Night 20 At g A. M., Thursday 22 ' ceived a companion when a Vienna woman presented the prince rith a gray terrier. He also .was offered chances to buy 220 castles, most of them belonging to impoverished nobles. Sits Up Late. Edward sat up late Wednesday night, listening to a British radio broadcast over his high power receiving set with its special antenna. In golf and an evening game of ninepins the former monarch dis- , played much of his old time | gaiety, said those who had access to the castle of Baron Rothschild. The Baroness Rothschild, it was learned, Wednesday evening won Edward over to her suggestion that he make a Christmas shopping tour in Vienna and perhaps even visit some of the night clubs in which he and Wallis Warfieid Simpson spent so many carefree hours during previous visits It Austria. Created iy Doubts. Persons who come and go from the castle said Thursday his apparent mental depression of the first few days of his self imposed exile was created by doubts as'to whether his best course- was to meet Mrs, Simpson- or remain away from her until after her divorce from Ernest'A. Simpson becomes final April 2. Now, these persons said, whatever doubts were bothering hjm seem to have been dispelled and I lie has returned to some of his old j lime jollity. LOOK INSIDE FOR- S. J. SAMSON Pilot of Missing Plane Snow May Have Wiped Out Traces of Plane ON PAGE 2 Trojans Play at Home m Week-End Court Go ON PAGE 15 St. Ansgar Man Held for Murder Attempt ON PAGE 2 2 Injured at Kanawha as Cars Meet Headon ON PAGE 16 NANKING HOPES GEN. CHIANG TO GAIN FREEDOM Marshal Chang Sends Proof That Warlord Has Not Been Executed. CHINESE AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press NANKING—Rebellious Marshal Chang, through the American adviser, James Elder, opens negotiations with central government for settlement of civil, war and release of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek. SHANGHAI—Opposing troops continue sporadic clashes around Sianfu, Shensi capital where General Chiang is re- ported held prisoner. FRESH HOPE IS SEEN FOR CIVIL WAR'S END NANKING, China, (!f)— Nan- king officials seized fresh hope Thursday for an end J .o Cnina's civil war and release of Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek after conferences with rebellious Marshal Chang Hsueh-Liang's American adviser, • James Elder. At the same time, a spokesman declared a.' messenger was bringing an autographed letter from the imprisoned military overlord which would "dispel doubts as to the general's safety." He also cited a telegram, purportedly from W. H. Donald, Chiang's Australian born adviser, saying ,he "had returned to Sian- fu and was remaining in the same room with the generalissimo." EDITH MAXWELL GETS 20 YEARS Former School Teacher Is Convicted Again for Killing Father. WISE, Va., jury Thursday Maxwell, 22 year old former — A Wise county convicted Edith school teacher of second murder degree in the Edith Maxwell death of her tather, T r i g g Maxwell, and fixed her punishment at 20 years. The jury was out an hour and 20 minutes. Miss Maxwell, who stood to hear the jury's verdict burst into sobs and buried her head on the shoulder of her brother, Earl, Maxwell. Her punishment was the maximum permissable for second degree murder under vh-ginia statutes. Her first conviction brought a 25 year sentence for first degree murder, which was set aside by the stale supreme court. Knocks Out Christmas. The jurors who Wednesday speed continued, predicting it would raise $6,318,248.14, But actual contributions fell short of this 1 mark, and totaled only ?5,349,54?..31, the treasurer reported. The party directors trijn- nved their budget and ms;'»: sayings of $67,204.22, but were still unable to stay within the cam- Iowa Unemployment Insurance Law in Making said was 23.4 per cent more than paign income! the party war chest for the 1928 "The total number of cohtribu- campaign. tions was 311,837," Goodspeed, More Optimistic Estimate. I added, "This compares with 22,Later, the committee gave a 287 in the 1932 campaign, 'and more optimistic estimate, Good-1-143,456 in 1928." ' . •' Members of ,the'unemployment insurance subcommittee of the Iowa social security "Interim" group labored Thursday nver a proposed measure to be offered to the Iowa legislature which convenes In special- sesrion next Monday. Member* of the committee pictured above at work are, left to .vtjht E. P. Chaser Atlantic, newspaper publisher; State Senator GarrlH Roelofl, Sioux Center, secretary of the forge* state social "security troop; Gerard Nollen, Des Molnes, representing Insurance Irteretts; Ed Kttnball, Des Molnes, secretary of the Iowa Manufacturers association; J. C. Lewis, Des Molnes, president of the Iowa State Federation of Labor; Bay Murphy, Ida Grove, Iowa insurance comniis- tfoner; Rabbi Eurene Mannnelmer, DCS Molnes; Father Llrutti, Grander; Louis Schneider, lies Molnes, attorney; J. D. Seaman, Des Moines, deputy state labor commissioner. (Iowa Daily Press 1 T'notii) STORY ON-TAGE 2 heard final arguments of attorneys and instructions of Judge Ezra T. Carter, began their deliberations at 9:05 a. m. Later Miss Maxwell regained her composure enough to say bitterly: "This sure knocks out my Christmas." Her 13 year old sister,- Mary Katbryn, the only one of the family to testify to events in the Pound home the night Trigg Maxwell died, stood behind her with other members of the family. The child wept softlv. Bail Set at $15,000. Judge Ezra T. Carter fixed bail a'c ¥15,000 for the release of the girl pending arguments on the defense plea to set aside the verdict. He said they would be heard not later than March 1. The court continued until the March term the case against Mrs. Ann Maxwell., mother of Edith, indicted jointly with her for slaying! of Trigg Maxwell. During the argument over bail Edith stood with her lawyers before the bench and dabbed at her eyes with chief. a crumpled handker- Farmer Hants Himself. FAYETTE, W-Clem Moran, 50, farmer'near Wadena, took his own life by hanging Wednesday. Despondency over financial ; tobu- bles and ill health was believe^ to be the reason. Moran leaves a widow and 'two daughters. . (Unconfirmed rumors, which circulated in Shanghai said Marshal Chang had fled Sianfu by plane arriving in Taiyuanfu, capital of Shansi province and approximately 350 miles northeast of Sianfu. (Some reports asserted Chang might be attempting to leave the country, presumably through Peiping or Tientsin. Taiyuanfu is approximately half the distance between Sianfu and Tientsin ) Elder, who arrived in the capital early Thursday, was closeted with government officials for the greater part of the day attempting to work out a satisfactory solution for the crisis. Movements Controlled. His movements were strictly controlled by Nanking authorities. Guards were posted around the entrances of the private residence and no outsiders permitted to talk with him. The control Yuan (council) approved a motion condemning Marshal Chang to public execution as a result of the military rebellion in which the generalissimo was seized last Friday. "He (Chang) has shaken, the nation to its foundations," the Yuan declared in a statement "So enormous is his crime it cannot be expiated should he die ten thousand deaths." (Loyal forces, organized into an expedition to suppress the Shensi province rebellion, were reported engaged in intermittent clashes with Marshal Chang's soldiers in the mountain passes which form the gateway from eastern China into the interior province situated in the great plain area.) Lieutenant Is Released. The nation's highest authorities announced the rebellious marshal had released .General Chiang Ting-Wen, trusted lieutenant and fellow captive of the dictator, to convey, a personal message to Minister of War Ho Ying-Cilm, commanding the punitive expedition against Sian. At the same time the. foreign office reiterated the generalissimo "remains safe" and T. T. Li, director "of intelligence, announced "Chang Hsueh-Liang broadcast a statement that protection • had been afforded the generalissimo." It was believed the rebellious Marshal Chang, who seized China's dictator and 20 other dignitaries in a sudden coup d'etat last week at Sian, had' outlined his terms for settlement of the mutiny in his message to the minister of war. Flies to Nankin*. Elder flew to Nanking from Sian, mountainous stronghold of the mutiny in remote Shensi providence. Following the conference between EW«r and Nanking officials a government spokesman said: "One thing is certain. It would be beneath tte dignity of the government to negotiate with Marshal Chang whom we consider a bandit "Nanking might be prepared to offer Chang assurances lor his

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