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- J M P ' · H A R L O N E H I S M E M « D £ P T © F I NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIKZ SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 80 Shouse Is Hard Hitter American Liberty League Is Well Managed. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N Jan. 9. (CPAJ-- · Whatever e l s one may think of t h e American Liberty league in all fairness il must be admitted that it is well managed. Its jabs at the ne,? deal are far m o r e effective than the republi can national committee's. In fact, the administration can and does afford virtually to ignore the G. 0. P.'s official organization. Its thrusts don't hurt any. But every time the league makes a : pass at It, it hollers. For one thing, the republican committee is partisan. Its every CHICAGO SEEN AS DEMO CHOICE anti-new .1 utterance is discounted, betLuse it outspokenly is on the anti-administration side of the republican-democratic fence. It generally is recognized that its job is to find fault, not necessarily justifiably. Besides, its fault finding ia not overly pungent. From Both Parties. The Liberty league calls itself nonpartisan. And why shouldn't it? It lias some republican backing, certainly. Also enlisted under its banner, however, are John W. Davis, who ran for president on the democratic ticket in 1924; Al Smith, who ran for president on the same ticket in 1928; John J. Raskob, who was democratic national chairman for four years; Jouett Shouse, who did more than any other single individ- t ual to "smear" Hoover during the depression years preceding the 1932 election. Moreover, tie league's publicity is dandy. Jouett Shouse! ' One must hand it to that chap as .a. wonder at political propaganda. Really Was Boss. -''·He'"took,.over the direction of democratic destinies (nominally as an underling of Chairman Raskob, but really as boss of the whole outfit) at a juncture when many politicians believed the party was on the verge of disintegration, and simply wrecked the opposition with his press agentry by the 1932 camaign. True, he did it for Al Smith, and Franklin D. Roosevelt reaped the benefit, but the press agentry was Shouse's. Charley Michelson got the credit for this publicity, but Charley's propaganda hasn't been so hot, on the defensive, as propaganda man for the democratic committee, since he hasn't had Shouse as what perhaps he was before--his inspiration. On the opposite hand, Bill Murphy, operating for the league under Jouett's direction, has had it all over Charley. The conclusion is hard to escape that Shouse, rather than either Michelson or Murphy, is the wonderworking propagandist. What He Wants? What Jouett Shouse wants (it's hard to think that he doesn't seek something political) isn't very apparent. He doesn't seem politically ambitious. He has served a term or two in congress and once held a minor post in the treasury department, but there are no signs that he has higher aspirations. He's a. rather rich man, but not rich enough to warrant the conclusion that his aim is to dominate politics for plutocratic reasons. He hasn't the earn; irks of a Mussolini. As tie American Lil -ty league s manager he is said to receive $30,000 annually. A smug sum! Yet I wouldn't like to assert that he evolved the American Liberty league (though he undoubted'v did evolve it) for the sake of $3o,000 per annum. Search me for Joue.. Shouse's antecedents! Huge House Majority Seen for Cash Bonus Act TAeWeather FORECAST IOWA: Fair and somewhat colder in central and east portions with rising temperatures in extreme west portion Thursday night. Friday increasing cloudiness. Snow and rising \. - peratures in central and west portions. MINNESOTA: Fair, colder \ ""rarsday night; Friday increas- ii, t cloudiness, snow and rising tenij -iture in west portion. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 31 Above Minimum in Night 20 Above At 8 a. m. Thursday 21 Above Snowfall 2 Inches Precipitation .20 of an Inch TWO YOUNG DIE AT CALMAR IN AUTO CRASH Third Badly Injured as One Truck Smashes Into Another. CALMAR, Jan. 9.--Two Calmar youths were killed early today and another seriously injured when the truck in which they were riding crashed into the rear of a large transport truck after giving up an attempt to pass it. The dead: Milton Peterson, 24, Calmar. Martin Dalcn, 24, Calmar. Dale Hathaway, also about 24, Calmar, who was seriously injured, was driving the truck occupied by the other two youths. At a point at about a half mile northwest of Calmar on the Decorah-Calmar tiighwaj', the boys who were headed toward Calmar tried to pass a large H. and M. transport truck. As they started to pass the truck on a slight curve, according to reports given officers, they saw another car coming: from the opposite direction. Apparently, as they attempted to slow up and swing back again behind the large transport truck, they crashed into the rear of it. Not Aware of Accident. The accident occurred about 3 o'clock as the boys were returning to Calmar. The Hathaway truck was badly damaged. The driver of the other truck was not aware of the accident but heard a loud noise. Thinking the end gate of his truck had fallen down, he stopped and discovered the wreck. Peterson and Dalen died instant- y. Hathaway suffered a broken nose and a gash across his forehead. He was unconscious and was taken o a Decorah hospital where physicians stated it might be three days before the outcome of his condi- ,ion could be determined. Son of Barber. Peterson is survived by his par- :nts, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Peterson f Calmar. His father is a barber. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. iarry Shitton of Garwin and Mrs. John Perry of Beaumont, Tex., and a brother, Charles, at home. Dalen is survived by his mother, Mrs. Elme Dalen, an operator at the telephone office here; two sisters, Olga and Ella, who are students at the State University of Iowa, and a brother, who works in Decorah. His father is dead. Both Dalen and Peterson were members of the Norwegian Lutheran church. Hathaway is the son of Mr. and Mrs. G. H. Hathaway of Calmar. His truck was a gravel dump truck. NEUTRALITY ACT HEKS OPEN Professor Holds "Executive Incompetence" to Blame for War Entry. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (if)--A contention that "executive incompetence" rather than trade sent the United States in the World war was made to the house foreign affairs committee today by Edwin M. Borchard. professor of international law at Yale university. He appeared as hearings opened on the administration's neutrality bill which Borchard declared would "seriously impair our foreign trade" with belligerents and neutrals alike. "You are monkeying with one of the most dangerous buzz-saws in the world," Borchard said. "The end of this trail is the end of the independence of the United States. I hate to see the history of the world repudiated in this somewhat thoughtless way." John Gilbert, Great Screen Romeo, Dies JOHN GILBERT HOLLYWOOD, Cal.. Jan. 9. M 1 )-John Gilbert, 38, great lover of the screen, died today at his home here from a heart attack. Death of the movie actor was revealed this morning when the fire department was called to his residence in an effort £o revive him with an inhalator. Gilbert was taken ill only a few days ago. When his condition be^ came alarming this morning his trained nurse summoned his personal physician, Dr. Leo Madsen. Shortly afterwards the actor was dead. Dies In Mansion. Gilbert died in his mansion in the hills above Hollywood; Four times married, and for many years one of the most romantic figures in movies, Gilbert was born in Logan, Utah, July 10, 1897. His real name was John Pringle. His parents both were stage players. One of his first jobs in pictures was as a cowboy extra in a William S. Hart film. Divorced 4 Times. Gilbert was divorced the fourth time last May, when Virginia Bruce, formerly of the follies, got decree after they had been married a year and eight months. She was awarded the custody of their nine months old baby, Susan Ann ilbert. Before this brief romance he had been divorced successively from Olivia Bruwell, a Mississippi girl, Leatrice Joy and Ina Claire, both well known actresses. Sinking Fund Revenue Reported by Wegman DES MOINES, Jan. 9. Cffl--State Treasurer L. J. Wegman reported state sinking fund revenue from the three income sources -- dividends paid by closed banks, interest on jublic deposits in banks and beer .axes--amounted to nearly. ?2,500,- iOO in 1935. Labor Troubles Are Blamed for Slaying PHILADELPHIA. Jan. 9. (AT-Max Weiss Jr.. 26. partner with his father in a window cleaning business, was found shot to death early today in his wrecked automobile. The father blamed labor troubles and said he and his son had received threats recently. Day in Congress By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Considers routine business. Munitions committee hears further J. P. Morgan testimony on World war financing. House Meets at noon to consider veterans bonus bill. Appropriations and foreign affairs committees meet 10 a. m. WEDNESDAY Senate In recess. Munitions committee continued war financing operations. House Considered independent offices appropriations bill. Foreign affairs committee continued neutrality bill study and rules committee reported rule on bonus legislation. REPORT ITALIAN DRIVE ON SOUTH FRONT CHECKED Mussolini's Million Man Army Shown to Be at Full Strength. By ALBERT W. WILSON ADDIS ABABA, Jan. 9. (.T Well informed sources said today the Ethiopian government had received reports that a large scale Italian advance was frustrated in the Dolo region after an engagement involving more than 100,000 troops. These sources said Ras Desta Demtu, Emperor Haile Selassie's son-in-law who is commanding the Ethiopian armies of the south, had telegraphed the government that a new Italian attempt to invade the great African Rift valley from Dolo westward to Sidamo province had been frustrated. Italians Defeated. Sixty thousand Ethiopians defeated 18,000 Italians and 25,000 Somalis in the Dolo region, the report stated. It followed an official announcement that the invading Italian army has abandoned the Tembien region on the northern front. Simultaneously, reports from travelers said many roads between Makale, forward point of the fascist northern front, Addis Ababa and Debra Tabor, a principal city west of 'the nortEgrri"Iines, were washed out in many places by heavy rains. Evacuation "Precipitous." Today's official communique, issued to confirm the reports, described the fascist evacuation as "precipitous." "One tank and one truck were abandoned without resistance," the ;overnment announcement said. Earlier, some Ethiopians had looked for the worst misfortunes to come after viewing apprehensively *ast night an eclipse of the moon. Some superstitious natives be- ieved the eclipse to be "a bad augury and the work of the Italians." After four hours of prayers, however, Ethiopians and Arabs alike were most relieved to see the 'moon delivered from the hands of Satan." Command Sent Out. Imperial couriers raced into the far reaches of Ethiopia bearing a sealed command from 'Emperor Haile Selassie to all his chieftians to persist in their campaign of guerilla warfare against the Italians. The king of kings, from his imperial headquarters at Dessye, directed the leaders of his 700.000 mobilized men to avoid pitched battles- throughout the warfare with the fascist invaders, strongly entrenched on the northern and southern fronts. Instead, he decreed continuance of the harassing tactics which his (Turn to Pace 2, Column 1) Ryan Begins to Draft Liquor Seals Report DES MOINES, Jan. 9. UP)--Lehan T. Ryan, assistant attorney general, he expected to begin drafting his report on the missing liquor ' seals today, and turn it over to Gov. Clyde L. Herring as soon as it is completed. 16 Iowa Artists at Work on WPA Jobs DES MOINES. Jan. 9. (.T)--W. W. Arnold of Des Moines. supervisor of Iowa WPA art projects, whose appointment was learned yesterday, announced that 16 Iowa artists--12 in Polk county--are at work. Japan Stubborn; Friday Naval Sessior Postponed Morgan Kept Close Touch With British WASHINGTON. Jan. 9. (.T)--More evidence of close teamwork between J. P. Morgan and the British government while this country was debating whether to enter the world war was presented today to the senate munitions committee. The portly financier chuckled as the story unfolded tediously. Documents were introduced to show that David Lloyd George, then British finance minister and later premier, intervened to place the allies' vast American purchases almost exclusively in his hands. Business for Morgan. A cablegram by an agent of W. P. Bonbright and company, of New York, which sought a contract to make huge purchases in this country for France, also said the English minister of finance had induced the French to give the business to Morgan's Paris agency. Senators followed the testimony closely, expecting ammunition for the debates expected soon to divide congress over whether a mandatory neutrality policy should be enforced upon the president. A committee investigator testified that Morgan's house sent to the Allies 84 per cent of the arms, steel and steel implements they bought in this country before the United States entered the war. Challenge Contentions. The huge firm was said to have arranged ?1,843,593,715 of the increase recorded in such exports to Europe in 1915 and the succeeding two years. Its spokesmen have challenged contentions that financial interests , prompted .the United .States to join the Allies in 1917. ·····- Puting his underslung pipe away o explain the concentration of purchases for France and England in his company, Morgan said: of the finance committee that han- Inlensely Interested. dles bom 'S legislation, Byrnes (D.-S. "The British were intensely interested in seeing that there was no competition between companies FEW CHANGES IN BILL EXPECTED BY ITS BACKERS Amendments to Specify Method of Payment Are Barred. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (.T)--A new cash payment bonus bill rode today on to the house floor amid the acclaim of supporters who predicted passage tomorrow by a huge majority vote. A smooth legislative path apparently lay ahead. Once-hostile house factions were in agreement behind the measure. It had the united support of the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled A.merican Veterans. While bonus advocates said they expected a flurry ot amendments to be tossed at the legislation, they forecast passage with all essential details left unaltered. Immediately Payable, The bill would declare the veterans' adjusted service certificates to be "immediately payable." To those desiring not to cash them now. however, it would offer 3 per cent interest on them until Jan. 1, 1945. A long five hours of general debate began when Chairman O'Connor (D. N. Y.) of the rules committee called up the resolution giving the bonus a right of way. As house debate began complete silence was wrapped about a. senate conference on, the questioin in the o£ f ice of Democratic "Leader Robinson, Less Liberal Bill. It was attended by Robinson, Senator Harrison (D.- Miss.), chairman which held agencies. They had great difficulties in making adjustments. "Lloyd George felt it was necessary to get things in one hand. He told me so. "You didn't need an ace up your sleeve," suggested Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.). "I didn't need an ace up my sleeve Car.), a co-author with Senator Stei- wer (R.-Ore.) of a less liberal bonus bill than that in the house, and veteran organization leaders. "There can be no publicity a,bout this now," said Robinson afterwards, "We are getting along nicely that's all I can say." Evidencing the overwhelming sentiment for passage was adoption of the parliamentary rule for its consideration by a 148 to 0 standing and was glad I didn't have to pro- vote. This technical procedure mere duce one. I didn't have any as a matter of fact," Morgan laughed. CopyrlRht, 1935, By The Associated Press) LONDON, Jan. 9.--The London naval conference suddenly postponed its scheduled Friday session until Monday after the Japanese, in a private meeting with British delegates tonight, had demanded that the question of fleet equality be taken up immediately. ! to state what would happen if the The Americans, the French and I other delegations again turn the the Italians will be asked tomorrow I Japanese down. to indicate whether they will agree to revert to a, discussion of Japanese demands for parity on the high seas. British delegates, who threw the empire's best diplomacy into the breach today in a final effort to save the international conference from collapse, said they were unable IOWAN KILLS HIS WIFE, THEN SELF rormer Inmate of Hospital for Insane Watched By Four Children. CEDAR RAPIDS. Jan. 9. (.T)-Ambrose Hester. 52. a former inmate of the state hospital for the nsane at Independence, this forenoon shot and killed his wife, Theresa, 51, and then put a bullet in his own head, causing his death at noon today. Coroner B. L. Knight said he would confer with County Attorney K. Thompson before deciding whether an inquest will be held but considered the case one of murder and suicide. The shooting occurred at the Hester home in the presence of four of their eight children after Hester entered the house and got into an argument with his wife over his insistence he be permitted to return home, Lucille Hester, 16, a daughter of the couple, told police. Her father made some remark lout "ending it all," she said, pulled a gun and fired. The daughter tried .o shield her mother, but told police her father pushed her mother away and fired two more shots as the woman staggered from the kitchen nto the dining room of the home. Then Hester put the gun to his own ?.ead and fired, the daughter said. Court records show Hester was sent to the hospital at Independence July 21, 1934, escaped on Oct. 15 of that year, was captured, but was discharged on April 5, 1935, with a notation "nst cured." About Nov. 18 Mrs. Hester and a daughter, Neva, filed another insanity information and a warrant was issued for Hester, but Sheriff James Smith said his men never had been able to locate the man. ly ushered in four hours more of debate. Keceive No Word. Leaders on Capital Hill had received no word that President Roosevelt had changed the views expressed in his veto message of last session and would sign a full payment bill. Only last Friday, Mr. Roosevelt told congress extra-budget expenditures should be accompanied by new taxes. The pending bill contains no taxes. Representative patnian (D.-Texas), one of the co-sponsors of the legislation and leader of a group which for years has sought bonus payment through currency expansion, told the house "we are all working together." Amendments Barred. He explained that since the bill stipulates no method of payments, amendments seeking to insert specific methods will not be in order. Representative Fish (R.-N. Y.) joined Representative Fenerty (R.- Pa.) in urging recall of the "secret" two billion dollar stabilization fund to pay the bonus. Casement Told Not to Attend Meeting WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (if}--In a sharply worded telegram today, Chester C. Davis, AAA administra- i tor, informed Dan D. Casement. critic, that neither he nor any other representative of food processors were invited to the farmers meeting here Friday and Saturday. !),14.' Fingerprints. DES MOINES. Jan. 9. (.P)--Law enforcement agencies turned 9.T4n fingerprint records over to the state bureau of investigation in 1935. Missing Boy Found m Painted Canyon INDIO, Cal., Jan. 9. (.¥)--Twelve year old Alfred Altman of Brooklyn, N. Y., was found in Painted Canyon by sheriff's deputies today, apparently none the worse for having been lost since Tuesday afternoon. Iowa GARTPla"n7 in June i Urges Money Expansion as Aid for Farm WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. (/B--Currency expansion was projected by Senator Bankhead (D., Ala.) as a means of boosting farm prices today a s P r e s i d e n t Roosevelt conferred with legal, financial a n d agricultural aides on problems presented by AAA's death. Bankhead. who assailed the supreme c o u r t AAA decision as "astounding" told the senate the ? d m i n i s t r a t i °n h a s "another BANKHEAD way - ot "a fair price" for farmers. "If it becomes ncccssa.ry,'' he said, "the president can protect farm prices by increasing the currency. HP Has power, "He has the power and I think ho should exercise it to issue currency against all the silver owned by the government and against the gold now lying sterile in the treasury." Before going to the white house meeting, Attorney General Cummings told newsmen "no plan has been accepted yet," adding: "There have been various suggestions, quite a large number in fact. They are all under discussion and analysis by experts.'' Bankhead also suggested passing a separate bill re-levying the processing tax as a general revenue measure and appropriating out of the general fund of the treasury a suitable amount to be placed at the disposition of the secretary of agriculture. On While House List. On the list for an afternoon white house session were Secretary Wallace, Secretary Morgenthau. Cummings, Chester Davis, administrator of the dead AAA, Daniel Bell, acting director of the budget, and Herman Oliphant. treasury counsel. Both Wallace and Davis were reported to favor continuance of cash payments to farmers in some form. Rumors abroad that further dollar devaluation might be included in :he new agriculture program Brought no comment at the white louse. But on this same subject, Morgenthau told newsmen: "I would not worry too much about rumors right now, especially f they originate outside the United States." Peek Threat Seen. The figure of George N. Peek, sworn enemy of some Roosevelt administration policies entered the chaotic AAA picture today, leading new dealers to fear another storm of dissension. Administration men received word that Peek, former Roosevelt adviser vho was stripped of high powers and resigned after clashing with Secretary Hull and others, planned communicate his ideas to a con- erence of 70 leaders of farm organ- zations. The meeting, opening tomorrow, as called by Secretary Wallace to discuss plans for a program to succeed AAA, scrapped by the supreme court. Peek, whose views on the tariff clash with those of Hull and iVallace, has unquestioned influence with farm groups on such matters. Wallace Is Uneasy. Wallace was known to be uneasy n hearing that the man who (Turn In IMcc 2. Column ,11 GOV. TALMADGE BLOCKS PLEDGE FOR ROOSEVELT Committee Meets After President Opens His Election Drive. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. OTO--Chicago appeared to be leading Philadelphia and San Francisco for the democratic convention this afternoon aa the national committee reconvenes to make a choice. Bach city was allotted 30 minutes to present its bid, $150,000 being the acceptable figure. Chairman Farley announced the conclave would meet June 23, two weeks after Uie republican convention in Cleveland. He was said by some to favor Chicago; but Philadelphia supporters clung to their cause. Talmndge Votes "No." The committeemcn got down to business after a buffet luncheon at the white house. Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia, a Roosevelt foe, did not attend. Earlier he had frustrated an attempt to pledge "unanimous" committee loyalty to the president. Chairman Farley had called for discussion on the resolution but no one arose. On the vote, there were rousing "ayes" and a single, clear, loud "no" from the Georgia critic of the new deal. Chairman Farley warned tha committee the coming campaign would be "the bitterest and certainly the dirtiest political struggle that any of us here can remember." Campaign or "Defamation." , In an address Broadcast, he fore-" ' cast a campaign, of "defamation" fi- --" nanced by "the largest, slush fund on record." ····;.. "It will be a campaign of defamation on the side of our adversaries, a simple effort to break down the faith of the people in a president under whose leadership the democratic administration has lifted our nation out of the depths of despair to the broad way of hope and set it on the high road to renewed prosperity," Farley said. "Let me tell you now that our opponents will make this the bitterest and certainly the dirtiest struggle that any one of us here can remember. "Nol Slightest Dnubf." "I have not the slightest doubt of its outcome but I feel it my duty to warn you that you will have to combat misrepresentations, outright lies, and every form of foul whisperings you can imagine. "Moreover, you must realize that the assault on the Roosevelt administration will be financed with the largest slush fund on record, contributed for the most part by those who have neither public conscience nor private scruple." "Fight Goes On." Democratic party leaders gathered after hearing Pre.sident Roosevelt declare that "the fig'nt goes on" against "the forces of privilege and greed." , The chief executive opened his formal campaign at the Jackson day dinner last night with these words. But he tempered them with a conciliatory note toward business '.''· I ; (Turn In Pair 2, Olumn 31 ! j Planning Your Savings WILENTZ FEELS HIS PART 0V Attorney Not to Oppose or Consent to Clemency for Hauptmann. TRENTON. N. J.. Jan. 9. (.Pi-1 Atty. Gen. David T. Wilcntz will neither oppose nor consent to clemency for Bruno Richard Hauptmann when his case is heard by the court of pardons Saturday, it was learned j from a reliable source today. State attorneys, it was said an- 1 thoritatively, felt the prosecution's part in the case was closed and that j whether or not Hauptmann dies in ' the electric chair is a matter for the court of pardons exclusively. ; Wilentz anci Prosecutor Anthony ', M. Hauck. Jr.. of H u n t n d o n conn'-; ty will appear before t h e c o u r t as | MOINES. Jan. 9. f.P) -- Tho j a m a t t e r of "courtesy" and would i confine their activities to f u r n i s h i n g i such information as the court may | request. Saving always involves sacrifice, but planned thrift by the budget method always is easier than haphazard economies. Which plan will you follow during this year? The new Household Budget Booklet, available through the Globe-Gazette, offers the last word in homa accounting equipment. A ruled page for each month's accounts: 20 pages of guidance on spending, saving, investing. Model budgets for every income. Authoritative statistics on home budgets from the most recent governmental cost of living surveys. Enclose 10 cents to cover cost, handling and postage. Use this coupon. DES sixty-second Iowa Grand Army of the Republic encampment will be held here June 7, S, 9, and 10. The Mason City Globe-Gazette Information bureau, Frederic J. Haskin, director, Washington, D. C. I enclose 10 cents in coin (care- f u l l y wrapped) for the new Household Budget Booklet, Name Street ; City State (Mail to Washington, D. C.):

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