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Wednesday, February 26, 1936
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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE, FEBRUARY 26 1936 he had been since his induction into office in 1934. Young officers previously had criticized Premier 'Okada, a retired admiral, as not sufficiently supporting the military program on the Asiatic mainland. Begin Work Early. The assassins began their work before 5 a. m., and their tasks were completed before the city bad awakened from slumber. Snow began to fall heavily early this morning, drifting through the streets to considerable depths. The snow, combined with the frequent military patrols ordered out at double time to the principal intersections of the capital's thoroughfares, demoralized traffic in the central Tokio districts. The stock exchange was closed and business was badly hampered, but still the populace remained calm. Police accounts of the assassinations showed they followed the traditional style. The plotters surrounded the residences of the men they sought to kill, then called them out into the gray darkness before sunrise, pressed revolvers against them, and fired. Some Escape Injury. The following members of the cabinet were reported to have escaped injury: Koki Hirota, minister of foreign affairs; Tatsunosuke Yamasaki, minister of agriculture and forestry; Admiral Mineo Osumi, minister of the navy; Keisuke MochizuM, minister of communications; Gen. Yoshiyuki Kawashima, minister of war; Count Hideo Kodama, minister of overseas affairs; Chiji Machida, minister of commerce and industry; Shinya Uchida, minister of railways. Ambassador Grew of the United States communicated all details he was able to ascertain to the state department at Washington as rapidly as possible. Remain in Homes. Hirota and the other cabinet ministers who were safe remained in their homes. It was said that they ..chest COLDS made this decision on the advice of military authorities. The story of the shooting of Watanabe was typical of the action of the assassins in every case. Uniformed men surrounded his residence in a suburb of Tokio, then called him out at dawn and shot him down. A war office communique said the insurgents also attacked the office of the newspaper Asahi and the country villa of Count Nobuaki Makino, former lord keeper of the privy seal, at Odawara, southwest of Tokio. Fate Not Known. The war office said the fate of Count Makino was not known, but other reports said he had escaped unhurt. The official communique follows: "At 5 a. m. a party of young officers staged a coup. "They attacked government leaders and the following residences: First, the residence of Prime Minister Admiral Okada, who was imme diately killed: secondly, the private residence of the Lord Privy Seal Admiral Viscount Saito, who was immediately killed; thirdly, the residence of Inspector-General of Military Education, Gen. Watanabe, who was killed; fourthly, the Itoya villa at Atami (a seaside resort) where Count Makino was staying; the fate of Count Makino is not known. "Fifthly, the official residence of the grand chamberlain, Admiral Suzuki, who was seriously injured; sixthly, the private residence of Finance Minister lakahashi, who was injured; seventhly, the premises of the newspaper Asahi." Repeated and Enlarged. The events of May 15, 1932, when members of a group of military terrorists shot the then Premier Suyo- shi Inukai to death and carried out a series of bombings at the very moment the premier was attacked, were repeated Wednesday--and enlarged. A censorcship was established. Japanese officials declared the immediate trouble originated from an order, given to the first army division, stationed in Tokio, to proceed to the continental Japanese advised state of Manchoukuo. Some officers were represented as being unwilling to proceed. The army also had been antagonistic for some time toward the cabinet of Premier Okada, .and especially to Finance Minister lakahashi, this incident apparently providing a motive for immediate, swift action. Meet Little Resistance. The rebels first met little resistance, taking over the metropolitan police board and the residences of Premier Okada and other cabinet officers in the heart of Tokio, reliable reports said, but rioting and incen- diarism broke out later. The third infantry regiment of the first army division, stationed in Tokio, was reported by Japanese sources at Shanghai to have 'executed. ;the- coup. "t£jJ3S division,' was mobilized re- Bflljv to go to service in the con- ttnental Japanese- §f3 I 155?ea state of Manchoukuo, and ammunition was issued 4o the tout preparatory to its departure. Enroute to Station. A Reuters (British) news agency The. 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The ominous nature of the coup was emphasized by a declaration, received in private letters from Japan to Nanking, that "everyone in Japan considers war with soviet Russia inevitable, and it may start this spring." Viewed With Concern. News of the uprising reached Moscow during the early morning hours, when official comment was not available, but informed sources said, it undoubtedly would be viewed with concern. League of nations sources . expressed apprehension at the development, lest relations between Japan and soviet Russia become more strained, following recurring far eastern border incidents, and Japan pursue a more aggressive foreign 'policy. League sources received reports that the Japanese military party had become impatient over budget restrictions as well as a tendency on the part of'the comparatively liberal Okada government to restrict the army's freedom .of action. "NEW LAW OF STATE" PROMISED BY SOLDIERS WASHINGTON, UB--Advices received in diplomatic quarters here Wednesday said army troops responsible for the uprising in Japan were reported to have announced they would promulgate "a new law of state" Wednesday afternoon jn Tokio. There was no explanation of the expression "new law of state." This information, said a mimeographed statement was left at each of the principal newspaper offices in Tokio Wednesday morning by groups of soldiers, alleging that the present Japanese government had been drifting away from the true spirit of Japan and that it had usurped the prerogatives of the emperor. Given Short End. The signing of the London naval treaty in 1930 supplementing the Washington limitations pact by which Japan was given the short end of the five-five-three ratio was reported cited as one evidence of the trend. Newspaper translations of the statement contained this passage: "If this condition is permitted to continue, the relation of Japan to China, Russia, Britain and the United States will become explosive in nature." Signed by Officers. The statement was reported to have been signed b y ' Captain Non- rand Caplalfi 'AlSfoT-Eoffi'bf- the., third 'infantry regiment stationed in Tokio. - . " · - · ; · · · · . . . Solders who delivered copies of the statement were reported to have said that another announcement would be issued at 5 p. m., at which time a "new law of state" would be promulgated. Meanwhile, Tokio and the remainder of Japan were reported to be under strict military control. STORM CAUSE OF TWO ACCIDENTS Poor Visibility Blamed for Automobile Crashes Near Emmetsburg. EMMETSBURG--Cars driven by C. A. Templeton, Sioux City, and R. C. Edelen of Estherville collided in a one way cut east of Ruthven Wednesday when the drivers were blinded by snow. The men were brought to the local hospital with head and chest injuries. Louis Larson, 16, Cylinder high school student, suffered severe head injuries when a school bus driven by Vern Gaard of Cylinder collided' with a car driven by M. T. White, Omaha salesman, east of Cylinder Wednesday. Poor visibility was blamed. Larson, riding with the bus driver, was hurled through the windshield. Four other students and White were uninjured. Roosevelt is a wise politician. He knows there are ten broke republicans to every conservative democrat. --Cedar Kapids Gazette. Day in Congress BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate-Debates rural electrification bill; commerce subcommittee gets evidence on stream pollution; agriculture committee hears about cotton trading. House-Continues general debate on agriculture department appropriation bill. Appropriations committee meets on regular departmental supply bills. Old age pension investigating committee meets. TUESDAY Senate-Passed bill extending capital stock of commodity credit corporation by 597,000,000. Banking committee heard Chairman Landis of SEC on stcok trading bill; senate and house conferees reached a completed agreement on farm bill. House-Defeated bill exempting bank securities held by RFC from state and local taxation. Appropriations committee continued study of departmental supply bills. SEED LOAN BILL VETOED BY F. R, President Says Needs for Planting Can Be Met by Relief Funds. WASHINGTON, (JB--While officials watched to see whether the Japanese disorders would affect relations with this country, purely domestic developments engaged the president and congress Wednesday. President Roosevelt vetoed the $50,000,000 seed loan bill. The measure was returned to the senate with the reminder by the president that in approving: the $40,000,000 seed and feed loan bill in 1934, "I did so on the theory that it was proper to taper off the crop loan system, which had been initiated on a large scale as early as 1931." The president added, however, that he would issue an executive order in the next few days to meet any needs for loana to produce new crops. Needs Can Be Met. "I am convinced, 1 ' Mr. Roosevelt said in his veto message, "that the immediate and actual needs to which I have referred can be met during the year 1936 by an expenditure of funds materially less than that proposed in the bill under dis^ cussion. "Furthermore, these needs can be met, without the necessity of enacting authorization l e g i s l a t i o n , through an allocation of funds by me from the appropriation provided in the emergency relief appropriation act for 1935, which appropriation, I am informally advised by the comptroller general of the United States, can be utilized for such loans as I might indicate by executive order to be desirable and necessary as relief measures." (The vetoed measure would have authorized seed and feed loans up to $600 a farmer on 1935 crops, the government taking a first lien on the output.) Flan Reorganization. Senate leaders 'of both parties were named by Vice President Garner to plan a reorganization of government departments with a view to saving more millions. Senator Byrd (D-Va.), chief advocate of this effort, was named chairman. Japan's ambassador, Hirosi Saito, said no fundamental change in his country's form of government wouid result from the assassination in Tokio. Diplomatic quarters received advices that troops responsible for the violence had announced they would promulgate plans for a new order in Tokio. Saito s=aid Japanese relations with the United States would not be affected. The business immediately before the senate remained--the Morris bill for a billion 'dollar 10_year rural. House debate droned on over the appropriation bill for regular agriculture department activities. Other developments: Probers Ask Funds. House investigators o£ the Townsend and other old age pension movements asked $50,000 to finance the inquiry. The comptroller of the currency prohibited Federal Reserve member banks from purchasing speculative securities for their own account. Chairman Smith of the senate agriculture committee said he would insist on overriding the president's crop loan veto "as soon as the time is propitious." Two commerce department shipping officials, who refused to'an- swer questions regarding the premature release of a report criticizing present ship safeguards, were dismissed. The resignation of their chief, Joseph B. Weaver, director of the bureau of navigation, was forecast. Quitting as Adviser. George Creel, National director of publicity during the World war, said he was quitting as adviser to the works progress administration. They noted with interest that Senator Vandenberg of Michigan, in a-letter made public Wednesday, formally declined to be a candidate in the Ohio presidential primary. Vandenberg did not, however, cut himself off from future consideration for the republican nomination. His sole interest in the republican convention, he told Ohio party chiefs, was that it should reach "the wisest possible decisions respecting both party leadership and party policies." Agree on Farm Bill. A quick agreement that composed senate and house differences over the administration's farm bill put that measure. on its last lap through congress. The house met Wednesday to ratify it formally. Similar action later in the senate will send it to the white house. As agreed upon Tuesday, the measure gives Secretary Wallace wide power to control production through subsidizing farmers who conserve soil by withdrawing land from commercial crop production. One house provision accepted by senate conferees directs the government to re-establish th pre-war parity between purchasing power of farm and non-farm income without cutting production below normal domestic consumption for 1920-29. House conferees said the McCormack (D., Mass.) consumer-protection amendment providing that the program aid at pre-war farm income parity and not discourage production beiow 1920-29 average consumer demands, was retained. Kept too was the senate's language for maintenance of a continuous and stable supply of agricultural commodities adequate to meet consumer demand "at prices fair to both producer and consumer." Amendment Retained. The disputed Tarver CD., Ga.) amendment directing that tenants and sharecroppers' interests be taken into consideration in conserva- tion payments also was retained, with what house conferees described as a language revision acceptable to Chairman Smith (D., S. Car.) of the senate agriculture committee. The method of apportioning money to Ike states under the permanent plan to take effect after a two year period as finally agreed upon would make cash allotments on the basis of acreage and value of major soil depleting and export crops plus the house bill's basis of "acreage and productivity of land devoted to agricultural production in the respective states during a representative period." Proviso Is Eliminated. ' This agreement eliminated the original house measure's proviso for taking into account the farm population arid the "value of agricultural commodities produced" in the state during a representative period. The final draft also retained the Dies (D., Tex.) house amendment providing that the interests of the small producer be protscted. The house title was accepted, terming it the "soil conservation and domestic allotment act." Finish Arguments in Rent Suit; May Begin Trial of Criminal Case Attorneys completed their arguments to the jury in the rent suit of Dorchester vs.Bohnsack in Judge T. A. Beardmore's district court here Wednesday afternoon. Although attorneys and the court had not yet determined upon the next jury case to be tried, it was probable that a jury would be chosen late Wednesday for trial of John Orvedal, Kensett man indicted for driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Orvedal was arrested on highway No. 65 north of Mason City last slimmer by Jack Burnett, state highway patrolman. Uses Chain Letter to Raise Relief Funds TARBORO, N. Car., 151--Mrs. E. L. Forbes, welfare officer, is solving her relief problem with a chain letter revival. Mrs. Forbes telephoned five friends and asked each to send her $1 for Edgecombe county welfare work, and requested each to write five friends to do likewise. First day's results: $15. TWO COMMERCE OFFICIALS FIRED Shipping Director Weaver's Resignation Is Seen as Result of Action, WASHINGTON, (/P)--The dismissal of two commerce department shipping officials "for insubordination" was made known Wednesday in official quarters which forecast the resignation soon of Joseph B. Weaver, director of the bureau of navigation. Weaver's retirement was expected to follow on the completion of legislation for sea. safety now before congress. The two aides who have been dismissed are Commander H. McCoy Jones and Frederick L. Adams, their dismissal has not been announced formally but will be shortly- The dismissal was attributed to their refusal to answer questions regarding premature release of a report criticizing present ship safeguards. Will'Not Resign. "I'm not going to resign now," Weaver said Wednesday. "I'm going to finish my job." "I'm going to put this service in the best possible shape." The report which led to the dismissals was released to newspapers without going through the commerce department's regular publicity channels. It was prepared by the department's board of supervising inspectors, and it complained of lack of funds and facilities for inspecting ships and 'warned that some ships were not safe. Weaver, at the time, was making a tour of the nation's ports in the west. Private inspectors from another department were called in to question Adams and Jones relative to the publication, and they refused to answer the questions until Weaver returned. Weaver Is Overruled. When he did reach the capital about 10 days ago. Weaver recommended to Secretary Roper that charges against Jones be dismissed, and that Adams be transferred to another department. His associates understood then that this recommendation would be accepted, but Assistant Secretary J. Monroe Johnson said last week that there were no intimations to that effect given Weaver. It has not been disclosed who sent the report to the newspapers. To Hang April 27 Arch Breeding, former Kcd Onk night marshal, was refused clemency by Gov. Clyde L. Herring and will hang April 27 for the murder of his wife. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) Commerce'Officials have maintained that the actual publication was not the matter in controversy, nor the contents oj the report, but simply that Jones and Adams were "insubordinate." Weaver said Adams and Jones were appointed last spring, Adams on white house recommendation, and Jones on the recommendation of a member of Roper's family. NORTHERN FRONT IN AFRICA QUIET Badoglio Reports Intense Patrol, Air Action in South Ethiopia. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Marshal Pietro Badoglio reportec to Rome Wednesday intense patro; and aviation action from the southern Ethiopian front, while the Italian forces on the northern front remained quiet. In Addis Ababa the government announced that Ethiopian troops still are holding Amba Alaji ridge ir northern Ethiopia, which several times has been reported captured by the Italians. THIEVES GET $40 FROM ELEVATOR Oumont Robbery Similar to Thefts at Faulkner, New Hartford. DUMONT--The Farmers Grain company elevator was broken into at noon Wednesday and ?40 was taken from the cash register, according to C. R. Britcher, assistant manager, who has been in charge recently. It was believed by Sheriff Henry Burma, Allison, who was called there, that the robber entered the elevator through a window in the feed room and from there gained entrance to the office. The robbery was similar to two other robberies reported at New Hartford and Faulkner, according to Sheriff Burma. The three robberies have been committed during noon hours when no one was at the elevator. Tracks of the robber were traced from the elevator to highway No. J.O, where he evidently escaped in a waiting car. Streetcar Catches Fire in Des Monies DES MOINES, (/P)--Mrs. Bessie Cummins. 18, Des Moines, suffered minor burns when an outbound streetcar on which she was riding caught fire, throwing the more than 50 pasengers into momentary panic. A short circuit was believed to have caused the fire,. which burned a hole in the side of the car. Was Deaf--Now Hears The Clock Tick "I was so deaf that I could hear nothing; now I can hear the clock tick," writes Miss I. C. Goldsboro, N. C. OURINE wag created by an European ear specialist, is a .simple home treatment which is bringing new hope and happiness to sufferers everywhere. 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