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. A r t L O N E R . 1 H I S M £ M f i A.Vl i c P r c F i ? « * ·"' ·- vi i V F ; , - 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED VV1BE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OV TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 97 OPENING INSTALLMENT CHAPTER 1 "MAY I help you ?" This was not the question usually addressed to women and making thejr diffident appearance in Miss Taggart's Agency. Miss Emily Taggart, who chanced to be at the receiving desk this morning, knew almost at a glance what each entrant wanted. The stolid Gf n woman of middle age invariably was a cook, looking for a place with a refined family . . . adults and living outside the city, preferably. Perhaps there was a home where her husband could be with her, yes? A good gardener, Emil. Handy with tools. Blond Scandinavian girls, neat, anxiously hopeful. Slender, dark- eyed young women with makeups suggesting musical show mannequins, dramatizing with appropriate gesture and accent their willingness to serve as ladies' maids. Maries, Fifis, Mitzis. . . . But this present caller was different. Miss Taggart's shrewd eyes, peering through their silver-rimmed oxfords, placed the visitor's age at 23 ... 25 at most Unusually attractive, too. The girl's hair, where it was revealed try the tilted black hat, was shining gold, combed closely over a small white ear. The brows were a trifle darker, more pronounced than the mode favored women. by most young Two eyes, blue as cornflowers and set rather wide apart, looked out frankly. The clear smooth complex- Ion appeared to be innocent of makeup. The firm lips of the generous mouth likewise were untinted. The trim black suit baffled Miss Taggart's analysis somewhat. It was simple in design, so simple that its expensiveness was a matter for conjecture. The voice, when the caller spoke, was in keeping with her appearance of refinement. It was low, but surprisingly rich, framing its ·words with a certain deliberateness. "I called to inquire about a position." was her answer to the question from across the desk. Miss Emily Taggart was betrayed into murmuring, "Oh." She recovered herself instantly and became the woman of business. "What sort of a position would you be interested in?" Something about the girl made her put the-inquiry thus. .-.·_-.- Aniamused-gleajn. lighted, the ..blue eyes for an.·instant, but it did not* touch the lips. "Well She seemed to be pondering. Then: "Where I come from they say 'hired girl.' That's ·what I have in mind." Miss Taggart's arched brows lifted. "You wish to go into service,'' she corrected meaningly. The newcomer's status was established now. "Your name, if you please." "Thora Dahl." "You are not an American." It was more nearly a statement than a question. "But I am!" was the guick retort. "I am from Minnesota. My father is Norwegian . . . my mother, English." "I see. You have been in service then?" "No, ma'am." "What have you been doing?" "Teaching." Again the brows lifted. Miss Taggart would have been unable to explain why she ignored her usual custom of giving this applicant one of the agency's blank forms to fill at this stage of the in. terview, gleaning needed information from the questionnaire. It may have been that her first interest persisted, or because the two of them chanced to be alone in the small office. "Sit down." she directed brusquely, indicating a chair near the desk. "Tell me. How does it happen that you are looking for work as a domestic, if you are a school teacher?" "I was a teacher," Miss Dahl substituted with a slight emphasis on the tense. Her blue eyes met those of her questioner in a level gaze. "I] gave up my position unexpectedly j and came east. My mother brought me up to do .plain cooking; and to care for a house. And I can sew. | 1 noticed your advertisement in the paper today and thought perhaps . . . I need work." "Then, if you have taught, I should think you would look for a place as a child's governess. Something of that sort. You must have an education." "I never thought of it," was the candid reply. "Have you any such openings?" "Well ... not at the moment. You can furnish references, of course?" "I'm afraid I can't." "But you could secure · them ? Character references, at least?" "No, ma'am. I have no friends in this part of the. country." Miss Taggart stiffened perceptibly. Any further display of curiosity was not in order. "I'm very sorry. Miss Dahl. , . . You're not married?" "Oh. no." You see, our agency caters to a particular clientele. We demand satisfactory references that we can check thoroughly. We could not conduct our business otherwise. I'm afraid we can do nothing for you. I'm sorry." Miss Dahl nodded sympathetically. "I see," she admitted. "Thank you very much." She rose from her seat and started for the door. "Good morning." [ "Just a moment . . . " Miss TaggaH's manicured fingertips were hovering uncertainly over a card file on her desk. A perplexed frown gathered on her forehead. "I don't know . . ." she murmured, more to herself than to the girl who stood waiting. "Would you consider a place in the country, Miss Dahl?" "That is what I would like best. I grew up on a farm." "I was- wondering . . . this is decidedly irregular. But we had a request from a gentleman, some time ago, for a housekeeper. He appears to be a trifle eccentric. That is, our agency furnished -him with four applicants, all quite capable and well recommended. Mr, Marsh dismissed each one almost without a trial-though he did give them a week's wages. I'm sure I don't know what the man wants--or thinks he wants. The women I sent him seemed somewhat . . . vague about him. Each time, he asked for another appli- cent. I merely ignored his last request." (TO BE CONTINUED) JOHNliSAYS HE FEARED FATHER Iowa Farm Youth on Stand in Trial for Murder of Parent. CLARINDA, Jan. 29. «)--Bert Johnson, 22 year old Yorktown farm youth, asserted today that his father, who he is accused of shooting fatally last New Year's eve, "had threatened me and I was afraid ol.him," _,-... . · TtifT6I5nff5you°T*aff" : awit.nes!i in his own behalf as the defense neared completion of its testimony taking in his murder trial here. His testimony covered incidents related by other defense witnesses. Dr. R. D. Smith, superintendent of the state insane hospital, said that in his opinion the father, Elmer Johnson, "was not sane if all these things that have been related about him were true." He said he never hart examined the senior Johnson, however. URGES WAR UPON NEW DEAL New Farm Measure Reported to Senate 1LD' WEATHER CONTINUES WITH Wait for Gasoline to Resume Flight GEORGETOWN, British. Guiana, Jan. 29. (-T)--Forced down by a tropical rainstorm, the American :lyers, Art Williams and Harry Wendt, waited in a Corentyne riv- ir town today for a supply of gasoline to enable them to continue their search for Paul Redfern. ON THE INSIDE CHARLES W. STORMS State Auditor Will fry for Third Term ON PAGE 7 Britain in Study of Its Home Defenses ON PAGE 2 AAA Decision Hit by Iowa Economist ON PAGE 5 2 New WPA Projects Put 58 Men to Work ON PAGE 12 State Senator Wilson to Run for Governor ON PAGE 10 Mercury Drops Only to 14 Below Here, Tops at 14 Above. Iowa's "mild" weather continued Wednesday after the mercury had dropped only to 14 below zero during the night in Mason City. Tuesday, however, with a maximum of 14 above zero, had been a considerable relief from the recent extremely low temperatures. Wednesday was clear and sunny in North Iowa and most of the rest of the state and temperatures tended to clim'o a little. But, tho weatherman warned, temperatures would remain from 10 to 15 degrees below normal Wednesday night, and there's still a cold wave lurking up in Canada ready to follow in the wash of warmer air that crept over Iowa Tuesday from the west coast, if it gets a chance. Death Toll Eight. Discovery of the body of Sam Holland, 50, near Redding, brought the total of deaths attributed directly to the cold wave to eight. Holland's body was found by railroad section men. He returned to Redding from St. Joseph, Mo., Monday and started walking to his home, 2 miles in the country. -Just by -way- of.-,warru'ag-th.:vt..winT. ter still-is with us, the mercury did some gymnastics at Spirit LaKe Tuesday. It climbed to 21 above zero during the afternoon and then nose- dived to 19 below Tuesday night, recording both the high and the low temperatures for the state during the last 24 hours. Snow came to the state hand in hand with warmer weather. Siou City reported five inches. Counci Bluffs measured a bit more thai Davenport, Dubuque, Charles City DCS Moincs. Audubon, Amos. Clinton, Waterloo and Carroll all reported falls ranging from a half inch to three inches. Readings Above Zero. Tuesday's above zero readings were the highest recorded since the cold wave struck Iowa a week ago this morning. Garner reported 20 above, Keokuk and Dubuque 1: above, Des Moines, Sioux City, Davenport, Muscatine and Boone, 10 above. This return to nearer normal winter weather brought a sigh of relief from coal operators. Most of them agreed, that, barring a return of bitter temperatures, the supply of coal they can mine the rest of the week will be sufficient to carry over the week-end, even though miners don't extend their work week and dig coal Saturday. Receipts of several shipments of eastern coal also relieved the coal shortage. Other Lows Reported. Other low temperatures reported: Omaha and Council Bluffs 12 below; Sioux City -10; Des Moines, Charles City, Davenport and Keokuk -8, and Dubuque -6. The weatherman forecast a five below minimum Wednesday night in the northwest section with an even zero in the southwest, five above in the northeast and 10 above in the southeast. Fair skies covered most of Iowa today. Tomorrow is expected to become unsettled. The Weather FORECAST IO\VA: Fair, colder in extreme east with rising temperature in central and west portions Wednesday night. Thursday somewhat unsettled. Slightly warmer in cast and south portions. MINNESOTA: Partly cloudy and somewhat unsettled Wednesday night and Thursday; not so cold in west and south Wednesday night: somewhat colder in north Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday I t above Minimum in night ]4 below At. 8 n. m. Wednesday 12 below Snoivfall .5 of an inch Precipitation .01 of an inch Just when f t looked as if the weatherman was going to have a heart, he unloosed another full arm blow upon North Iowa, the. mercury dropping from 14 above to 14 below in about eight hours. Charge Loeb Slayer With "Homicide' (PICTURES ON PAGE 2) JOLIET, 111., Jan. 29. (/T)--A coroner's jury investigating Richard Loeb's slaying in Statcville peniten- tary yesterday returned a verdict today accusing James Day, 23 year old fellow convict, of "homicide." The jury recommended that Day, who refused to tell his own story as the first official investigation was launched, be held to the Will county grand jury. Authorities said the jury's verdict was the usual one in cases of outright murder, but the jury's mport found that Loeb, partner "C N a t h a n Leopold, Jr., in one of 192i.'s most sensational crimes, died in a fig'ht with the younger convict. Tells of Battle. Simultaneously an official statement was issued as to what preceded yesterday afternoon's bloody battle in a prison bathroom, from which Loeb staggered to die of 56 razor wounds. It said there waa hostility of long standing between the "0 year old Loeb, partner with Nathan Leopold Jr., in the notorious Bobby Franks murder case, and the convict held for his death. The official version of Loeb's death, a 2,000 word statement issued by A. L. Bowen, state director of public welfare, said it was Day who made the appointment which brought them in the little shower room. Bothered Since June. "Loeb.. b,ad...bother.ed ..Day since June',",saidjSowen:"··"-'"-' --·-···--·-- "Last Friday^ Loeb Day in the offices of chaplain.' 1 Then the report set forth Day's own story of the fatal battle, given to prison authorities, apparently, shortly after Loeb died, despite J:hc efforts of seven doctors, at .3:00 p. m. yesterday. Day was quoted as relating: "This morning after breakfast, I asked Loeb if 1 could talk to him. Loeb was eating breakfast in his | cell with Leopold. He said 'surely. 1 1 After dinner he came to my cell and | . t , said he was on his way to take a i secretary threatened the prison COMMITTEEMEN STILL IN DOUBT ON ITS VALIDITY May Include Argument for Cheaper Money m Report. WASHINGTON, Jan. 29. I.T)-- Burdened with constitutional doubts and threatened with inflationary attacks the revised administration soil conservation subsidy plan for replacing the AAA was ordered reported to the senate today by its agriculture committee. The vote was 15 to 2. Chairman Smith (D., S. Car.) expressed "grave doubt" as to the measure's constitutionality and said he and several others of the 15 on the affirmative side voted merely to "report" it instead of "favorably" reporting it. He and Senator Bankhcarl (D., Ala.) who introduced the declared, however, that a majority of those voting wanted a "favorable" report. Vote Against Bill. Senators McNary of Oregon, the republican leader, and Norbeck (R., S. Dak.) voted which goes to material change. Smith said the committee would meet tomorrow to decide whether to include in the report, but not in jainst the bill, the floor without (D., Okla.) for more and money to keep up farm an advocate of inflation, bath and I could see him in the bathroom. Went to Bathroom. "I went to the bathroom and waited. Loeb came in in five min utes and locked the door. He said: 'What is on your mind? Get it off quick. I'm warning you it won't do any good as far as my attitude toward you is concerned." He started taking off all his clothes. I was leaning- against the wash basin, his back was to me and he unbundled the clothes he had wrapped in a towel. "He got between me and the door and I noticed he had a razor in his hand. He had taken it out of the bundle. He said: 'Keep your mouth shut, get your clothes off.' Door \Vas Locked. 'I knew the door was locked. Loeb said: 'Get your clothes off before I start in on you.' I started undressing. I got off all my clothes and left them in the shower. I decided to pretend I had given in so I could watch my chance to do something. He followed he in the shower. He took two steps and stepped over the sill of the shower. I kicked him in the groin. He grabbed for his groin with his free hand and slashed at my face with the razor as he fell. He missed me by inches. 'I hit him on the neck with my fist. The hand in which he had the razor hit the sill and the razor fell. He grabbed for it as I jumped over his body and as he turned around at me, I caught him by the wrist and throat and we fell to the floor together. He dropped the razor again. Swings His Fist. "I grabbed the razor and jumped over him. He got up and swung his fist at me. It caught me on the left side of the face. I slashed at him, blood flew in my face as he locked iis arms around me. I remember slashing at him as I fell back across the sill and felt the sharp string across my left kidney. "I dropped the razor. Loeb fell on :op of me and he got the razor and caught, me with one hand by the hroat. Something told me I would die there unless by super-human ef- orts I could get out from under him. "Somehow I threw him off. He swung at me, laughing and saying I could fight when I had to. K;i7.or in His Hand. "I got up with t h e razor in my land, I slashed at him and he backed under the shower and turned n the hot water. I stopped in after :irn. Stearn was in my eyes, 1 kept lushing'. A f t e r what, seemed like Thomas cheaper prices. Smith, said: 'I rather think this will be included in the report." Thomas and Louis B. Ward, monetary consultant to Father Charles E. Coughlin, urged the committee secret session to incorporate the quantitative money theory in the report to the senate. A : ests Broad Powers. The hill vests broad powers in the of agriculture to make [ grants to farmers for economic use ' of their lands. It is a temporary two year measure designed to serve as a stop-gap until a permanent program is enacted based on federal grants to states. Today's action was attributed by some senators to demands from the. farm belt for a speedy vote. On the house side, the agriculture committee was in recess until the latter part of the week. Chairman Jones (D., Tex.) emphasized that "we are working." Jones leaves today to address the Illinois agriculture association convention at Decatur tomorrow night, but expected to be back in time for a Friday committee meeting if developments warranted. Chester Davis. AAA administrator, will go to Illinois with Jones. "We will have a meeting the latter part of the week." Jones said. Smith Declares Roosevelt Is Only Man Who Should Try to A nswer His Speech NEW YORK. Jan. 29. (J)--Alfred E. Smith declared today "There is only one man who should try to answer" his American Liberty league address--an open challenge to President Roosevelt issued after Senator Joseph T. Robinson's reply to the Liberty league address. The former governor, bitter critic of the new deal, defended his course of action before the Liberty league, praised the group of anti-new deal democrats who have "put country above party" and delivered sarcastic comment on Senator Robinson's address last night. The 1928 presidential nominee said he would make no specific reply to Robinson's address--which accused Smith of an about-face in politic views and beliefs--but said a "few words about my friend Joe. I was an unhappy warrior to hear him read off his speech over which he stumbled so that f felt sure it was canned and did not come from the heart of the Joe Robinson that I have known." "Sorry For Him." Smith's statement, issued at his offices in the Empire Slate building, follows: "Poor Joe--I am sorry for him. They put him on a tough spot. He did the best he kneiv how but it was no answer. As I said in my speech, at the Liberty league dinner, there is only one man who should try to answer me. ±he-:.hilJ,-an-aTguroeiit -by-Senator -""-No,; ,J_.won't-m.ake-,arry, reply to · - what Senator Robinson said, but I position and in a. funny way used two fingers of his right hand to push in. some of the flesh of the abdomen which was cut open. "I turned to leave the shower. He started to get up his eyes were big and staring. He lunged at me with everything- he had. His hands were clenched like claws. I slashed at him some more and kept on slashing until he fell, mumbling. Turns on Cold. "I turned off the hot water. Turned on some cold, stepped u n d e r the shower to wash off the blood. My whole body was red. I left the shower and wiped the water out of my hair and eyes. I heard laughter or a groan. Loeb stood straight up. He lunged at rne and knocked me down. His body slipped over me and fell by the door. "He got up and fumbled with the j key, he ran out to the dining room ' tunnel. I did not see him after that." DARROW SATS LOEB IS BETTER OFF DEAD CHICAGO, 111,, Jan. 29. W)-Clarence Darrow veteran criminal lawyer who defended Leopold and Loeb. said today that "Loeb is better off than Leopold--better off dead." Darrow added there were no secrets which Loeb's death made subject to revelation. "Everything was brought out at the trial," he said. Fi rehouse IVts Stolon. SAINT JOHN. N. B. (UP)--Saint John's Kr. 5 fire station is in an uproar. They have reported police that someone had to the stolen :cveral m i n u t e s of fighting under j t h e i r two pets--a gamecock and a he shower, he sank into a sitting''domesticated skunk- will say a few words about my old friend Joe. I was an unhappy warrior to hear him read off his speech over which he stumbled so that I felt sure it was canned and did not corne from the heart of the Joe Robinson that I have known. Beclouds the Issue. "It's purpose was to becloud the issue and while. I won't reply to him I want the issue kept clear. Of course, I said I was for farm relief --I still am. In my Omaha, speech in 192S, I proposed a constitutional and effective method. That doesn't keep the American people from rising up to protest against a silly and unconstitutional plan. "Of course I said that in wartimes, we wrapped up the constitution and went under wartime powers. That doesn't keep the American people from demanding obedience to the constitution in times of peace. "Of course I said that I thought there should be a dictator of federal public works with full power. Federal public works are the proper concern of the federal government. That doesn't keep the American people from protesting against federal interference with the individual lives of our citizens. Money for Relief. "Of course I said government should lend money for relief to the slates that needed it. That is what the democratic platform said. That doesn't keep the American people from denouncing the creation of the greatest federal bureaucracy this country has ever seen, and denouncing a new deal which has created a payroll for the federal government that has gone close to a billion and a half dollars a year not including the army, the navy, the CCC and the people on relief and the legislative and judicial branches of the government--just regular expenses and as Joe tried to cloud these issues so he tried to cloud others and when he calls the roll of who was the liberty league dinner I happened to see the great democratic governor of the state of Maryland, Albert C. Fatchie, the candidate of the democratic party for the presidency. John W. Davis; the great democratic governor of the state of Massachusetts. Joseph B. Ely; and hundreds of other upstanding leaders of democracy, northern and southern alike, who are unlike some of my old friends who feel forced to give lip service to the new deal and seem unable party." That the feud between Smith and new deal, Robinson said, ha.s carried out the very suggestions Smith advocated in ihe past, but "Smith has changed sides in the great battle . . the brown derby has been discarded for the high hat." With Old Enemies. Robinson said it was strange to see Smith in the company of "men to put country above the new deal will be an uncompromising one was indicated by the speech that Senator Robinson of Arkansas, senate. democratic leader of the delivered in Washington last night. Kefcrs to Charge, Referring to Smith's charge be fore an American Liberty league dinner that the Roosevelt administration had tossed away the demo cratic platform and gone in for cialism, Robinson argued that Smith himself had deserted the ranks of progressives and pone over who have despoiled the oil, coal and water power resources of this country"--men who in former years denounced him as a "communist and socialist." The new deal. Robinson contender!, has pulled the country a long way out of the depression and yet "Governor Smith says there has been no progress." Senator William Borah of Idaho, an independent republican who has long criticized what he calls "old guard" domination in party counsels, did not say, in his New York speech last night, whether he would become an avowed candidate for the presidential nomination. Back Koom Tactics, But he assailed "back room tactics" in selecting the nominee and the selection of uninstructcd delegates to the national convention. Some of his supporters contend the "old guard" could pick the condidate more easily if delegates were uninstructed. Smith's recent speech, Borah said, was a "pathetic funeral oration" over the "dead body" of the democratic platform, out the Idaho man emphasized that the election result will turn upon a "living- platform," not a dead one. The republican parly must give tile people such a platform, he said. Hitting regimentation by "monopoly" aj well as regimentation by government, he said the government can "insure economic and social justice as well as political liberty." Leading- to Defeat. "Those leaders who t h i n k that the American people arc going to return to many of the old practices of past years and are leading the republican party in that direction are leading it to defeat," he asserted. Borah came out for self-determination of the judiciary, preservation of the constitution and federal old age pensions of between $50 and 560 a month, though he called the Townsend plan impractical. Other political developments: Musicians Walk Out. U. S. Marine musicians, acting under orders, walked out of the women's patriotic conference on national defense, here last night evidently because the conference had listened to an anti-new deal speech by Bainbridge Colby. Earlier three naval officers had cancelled speeches to the gathering at the behest of Henry Latrobe Roosevelt, assistant secretary of the navy. Representative Fish (R-N. Y.), speaking at Canton, Ohio, attacked administration tariff policies; Stephen A. Day, Evanston. 111., at- torne.y, assailed Roosevelt administration policy as "grown to maturity in the bloody streets of Moscow;" John L. Lewis, mine union leader, called President Roosevelt a "great humanitarian" and Alfred E. Smith a "gibbering political jackanapes:" the capital speculated on the political effect of the death of Governor 0. K. Allen of Louisiana, TALMADGE ASKS DEMOCRATS OF SOUTH TO JOIN Georgia Governor Says State's Rights Are in Balance. Eugene Talmadg* URGES PROPERTY TAX IN ILLINOIS State Senator Introduces Statewide Levy Bill in Legislature. SPRINGFIELD, 111,, Jan. 29. .T1-- The legislature today had a new proposal--a statewide property tax --to consider in the long drawn out arguments over relief financing. Senator James O. Monroe. Collinsville democrat, proposed it as the senate followed the example of the house and avoided a showdown on the relief question at its session last night. Monroe introduced two bills. One provided for a .statewide property tax of 30 cents on the $100 valuation. The other would reinstate the state anticipation note law. - Aleona Man Given 7 Years Sentence \ MACON. Ga., Jan. 29. (.T)--Gov. Eugene Talmadge of Georgia called upon southern democrats at an anti- Roosevelt meeting here today to join "our brothers in the east and north and west" in a revolt against the new deal. "Stale's rights arc in the balance today," he said, "more than they were in the days of 1861." Talmadge declared that "if the new dealers can pick their o w n supreme court, the wheels of our democracy would catch fire and burn down our freedom." "The supreme court has come to our rescue," Talmadge said in charging the federal government is working to "tear down states' rights." Looks Into Future. "Let's hold up their hands," be continued. "Let's don't allow a bunch, of communists to have lojir more yca;"s to appoint the successors to such stalwart men as Chief Justice Hughes and Associate Justices Eutlor, McReynolds, Sutherland and Van Devanter. "If the present program is continued for four more years, the lines between the states will be only a shadow on paper and the government or the separate states will be subservient to the will of a central po\ver in Washington. "Kvcry true democrat hangs his head in shame when he realizes that, under a democratic administration are boards, and boards, and boards--and that the president in Washing-ton has had enacted laws where they could tell the manufacturers, store keepers, hotels and shops what to pay their labor and how many hours they could work. Rally to Principles. "The democrats of the south owe it to the nation to rally to the principles of Thomas Jefferson, the founder of this party. "You owe it to the north, and the east, and the west, to help in this fight to sec that no communist or socialist steals the democratic nomination, and mocks you with smiles and jeers by telling you that the south is always solidly democratic. "Yes, the south is democratic, true to the faith and true to the principles of Thomas Jefferson; "Sovereignty of states' rights; "The least governed are the best governed; "Local self government. "The south is going to remain true to these fundamentals- of democracy." Ttilmadge Boom Seen. The Georgia governor previously had said the convention "is concerned only with the stating of principles" on which the anti-Roosevelt campaign will be fought. He added that no consideration would be given to a presidential candidate. There was a n undercurrent, however, among the representatives from Georgia that indicated they planned to stage a big demonstration in Talmarigc's hchalf. The governor's friends, presumably could control the selection of a presidential candidate as they appeared to constitute a majority at the meeting. Receptive to Indorsement. In a statement yesterday in Atlanta, Governor Talmadge indicated he would be receptive to an indorse- merit by today's assemblage of "constitutional democrats." Denying he had announced his candidacy for the presidency, he said: "Any sane man would be willing to be president. I'm a sane man. But I repeat that this is a matter for conventions to handle." An executive committee composed of representatives from the various participating states met last night to draft a platform but found itself unwieldy in deliberations and delegated the task to a sub-committee of seven, headed by Hugh Howell, Georgia democratic committee | c h a i r m a n . to the "camp of the enemy." legion leader Dies. ROCKWELL CITY, Jan. 20. .?'-- | BATTLE CREEK. Mich., Jan. Harry Kggert of Algona was s e n - ' 29. (.r.i--Albert Kcnyon, 40. past Smith's 'harangue" was declared j Iracefl to srivr a Iri-m r,f spvon · cnmin/in'lrr of the Morrison, TIL, to be "barren and sterile, without, a ' y e a r s in the s l a t e penitentiary on a , post of the American Legion, died i?ing!e constructive suggestion," The i forgery conviction. [ h e r e .

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