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. A a ION t R · I S ME V , £ A : . i' t r 0 F i : . · · v n I NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME H O M E E D I T I O N "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" IOWA. FRIDAY, APRIL 3, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 153 M ,QC ^^^ HAUPTMANN MAY STILL BE REPRIEVED 2 Parties to Fight It Out No Third Movement of Any Strength in Prospect. Biermann Calls forCampaignFoughto^ By CHARLES P. STEWART i-T A S H I N G T O N . (CPA) -- There are almost no a prospects of third party movement of any consequence in the coming political campaign. That is to say, there is no prospect of any new lineup even as f o r m i d able as, say, the o n e which ran the elder Senator Robert M. La Follette in 1924, carrying one state for the presidency -- the senator's home commonwealth, Wisconsin. The weakness of third party sentiment is that it lacks leadership. It has no one as leaderly, for example, as the late Senator La Follette was. He realized many months in advance of 192t's conventions that neither side, by any possibility \vould nominate a candidate satisfactory to him, and had his own organization ready made to put him into the field on short notice, as it did, with a vary creditable dem onstration of enthusiasm. Both Badly Scared. In fact, he had both the repuhli cans and democrats considerably scared. Not that, they expected him to be elected to the white house but they were afraid his showing might be strong-enough, to make hi group a major-factor in 1928, thu ismjffing^'out' one-.:6r- f tiie-vother-b %he pair»of -old-time--groups--ef fecting, in short, a reshuffle of th voters, - from meaningless republ: cans and democrats into nieaningfu liberals and conservatives. It did not work; the time had no come. Nevertheless, it was a vigorou attempt at a party realignment. I was amply premeditated, too. In the present instance no pre liminary spade work has been done There have been mutterings, bu they have been indefinite. Ther has been talk of Al Smith as an in dependent candidate; of a walk-ou and independent candidacy by Sen ator William E. Borah. Nothing Pre-Arranged. But nothing explicit; nothing pr , arranged. And a third party presidentia campaign cannot be launched in hurry. It is a tremendous job-it falls flat. The democratic and republica conventions,-both of them, will ~ be over until nearly the end June. By that date it will be muc too late for third party-ism to ge into action, starting from scratch A party, realignment is logical Republicans and democrats for long while meant approximate the same thing. In the last administration they have become decidedly confusing. The republicans, traditionally cen- tralizatidnists, have become the defenders of state rights; the democrats, traditional defenders of state rights, now are centralizationists. Called Too Radical. Politically speaking, Roosevelt- ianism has been to the "left." Now its interest is to be reasonably to the "right," complaints having been made that it is too radical. Republicanism, however, has been accused of being too extremely "rightist" (that is to say reactionary in its tendencies), which makes it seem desirable for the G. 0. P . to be moderately "leftist." All right; . . Centralizationistic republicans are state rights democrats, "leftist" republicans are "rightist" democrats --and vice versa. Each party is the other one. And there cannot be any agreement on a new party. Hindenburg Finishes Her First Crossing ' of Southern Atlantic '. RECIFE, Pemambuco, Brazil, ·? --Germany's great new zeppelin, ' the Hindenburg, flew over Pernam- DUCO at 7:93 a. m., Friday (3:53 A. i M., C. S. T.), completing her first ' :rossing of the south Atlantic ocean. The giant airship, which left ' Fiiedrichshafen. Germany. Tuesday passed over this city on the north- i eastern tip of Brazil, jutting out into the Atlantic, on her way to Rio de Janeiro, DEMO KEYNOTER LAUDS WORK OF ADMINISTRATION Iowa's Democratic Keynoter Gillette Scores G. 0. P. at Party's Largest State Session. BULLETIN DES MOINES--Delegates at large to the national convention were chosen Friday afternoon by the state democratic convention here: Senator Louis Murphy, Dubuque; Iowa Supreme Court Justice Richard F. Mitchell. Fort Dodge; Mrs. VV. L. Etter, SiROur- ney; B. H. Birmingham, Sioux City; Ed Breen, Fort Dodge; ,1. J. Hughes, Des Moincs; Lieut. Gov. Nelson G. Kraschel, Harlan; and E. W. McMamis, Keokuk. TEXT ON PAGE S DES MOINES, (.T)--A democratic state convention heralded as the argest in the history of one time republican Iowa Friday applauded a presentation of new deal "accom plishments" and gave vocal indorse ·nent to a keynote demand that thi political campaign be fought on thi administration's record. Cheers replied to the insistence o Representative Fred Biermann, keynoter of the enthusiastic convention which got underway at 11 a. m., in the Shrine auditorium here, that the battle be on the new deal's record, and that, democrats "shall not be slandered frqm,our duty by. f alse,j.C;_ cusations against: us." '-''"" ·"- The Decorah' congressman struck at "charges of the Liberty leaguers, the duFonts and others of their turri of mind" by asserting that the administration has "restored faith in our government and silenced cries for a dictator." "Place in the Sun." The Iowa farmer has been gix-en " a place in the sun" by the policies of the Roosevelt administration, he asserted in his summation of the new deal record, "and the farmers are going to keep it as long as this administration is in power. "And we have confidence, so far as Iowa is concerned, that the farmers are going to see to it that the Roosevelt administration continues in power." The delegates who crowded the main floor of the auditorium, cheered wildly when Biermann mentioned P.oosevelt's name and sounded a chorus of boos at references to the Liberty league. The resolutions committee was expected to submit a report flatly indorsing all new deal moves. Gillette Raps G. O. P. Presenting the democratic pro gram for the future as a "definite, determined and defined plan," Congressman Guy M. Gillette, permanent chairman of the convention declared his party "could rejoice in the records and deeds of our presidential candidate." He chided the Iowa republican state convention for failing to go on record in behalf of "its own son"-Senator L. J. Dickinson--and for not "expressing approval or disap proval" of any other of the middle- westerners actively promoted as candidates for the presidency. "Possibly, even probably," Gil lette went on, "those gentlemen who guided the destinies of tha' convention carried out the wishe of those men still dominant in thi national republican party." "Faltered and Failed." The Iowa republican convention the chairman added, "faltered an failed in its first duty to expres the wishes of Iowa republicans as t a national party candidate. Wit three able and industrious congressmen, there was not one word of approval of their work and services. With every citizen of the state deeply and vitally interested in the solution of scores of pressing national problems, with their future welfare, happiness and opportunity bound up in the proper solution of these problems--there was not one paragraph--not one sentence--net one syllable of constructive suggestion for a national program of principle. Nothing but useless, meaningless and worthless generalities." Referring to the national political 'THOOSHALTNOT KILL; JURY TOLD INHORTONTRIAL Defense-Arguments Are Heard After State Asks Death. BEDFORD, (.T)--Floyd Horton's attorneys, called upon the jurors who will decide whether the farmer is guilty of the poison murder of his wife to obey themselves "the God "ivcn law 'thou shalt not kill cited°to you by the prosecution which seeks his death." Attorney James A. Lucas began the defense's final argument Friday after County Attorney Roger Warin asked the jury to bring the death penalty against Horton, declaring he broke "not one. but three of God's commandments, 'thou shalt not kill; thou shalt not commit adultery, and thou shalt not bear false witness.' " "If you do decide Horton poisoned his wife," Lucas said, "don't add another white cross to the row on row in Flander's fields as the state is asking you to do." Blames A n n a .Johnston. "But the evidence. I believe,' Lucas continued, "will not convince you Horton killed his wife. Rather it will convince you that Anna Johnston, who admits she's an adultress and does it brazenly, was the person who killed Elta Horton. "Who would have been more Hke- ly.tp .commit this-crime? .Could any - - - . t ; l u s - .wtf« ; ON THE INSIDE FRED BIERMANN picture, Congressman Gillette said former President Hoover has the "backing of those still in control of the republican party and with a record of a loss of S40.000.000.000 in national income during his administration, is touring the country asking us to discharge President Roosevelt under whose administration close to .$20.000,000,000 of income lias been restored and to re-employ either Mr. Hoover or someone whom hese backers may select. Tluinks Independents. Biermann turned his attention iriefly to the independent voters and republicans who "arrayed themselves under the democratic banner to rescue our country from eco- lomic ruin and possible revolution,' o America's women "to whom the new deal's humanitarian purposes made a special appeal," and to the country's youth in soliciting their continued support. He prefaced his kaleidoscopic picture of new deal accomplishments with descriptions of conditions con- 'ronting the country when the administration took office March 4, 1933. Questions for Cities. Frequently during the recital he hurled at "our critics" catagorica Questions as to what they would iave done and challenged comparisons of the three years of democratic rule with the preceding years when republicans were in power. He commented that "an apparent nationwide propaganda to scare business cannot be founded on facts. "Every daily newspaper tells of increased earnings and of bigger and better business. I ask any businessman in Iowa if he would exchange 1936 business conditions for those in 1932." The keynoter asserted that "through ail the efforts of this administration may be seen as a principal purpose the desire to help the mass of our citizens, the 'average' man and woman. Loans to^home owners are an example x x x.' . On Social Security. Of the social security legislation, "Some say we have not gone far enough. To them we answer, that no other government in all the world has ever attempted to do so much " "'others say that this is socialism or communism. To them we answer: 'If this be socialism or communism, so is the Sermon on the Mount, for .he principles involved are identi cal' " Each year of the Roosevelt administration, he said, the problem of relief has been dealt with more efficiently and more economically. Has Been No Scandal. Asserting that "there has been no scandal in Washington these crowded years--no Fall or Forbes or Dougherty, or Jesse Smith or Gaston Means in the Roosevelt administration." he said there have been mistakes "but they have been honest mistakes.' 1 History, he said, will record that ,1. C. ROBINSON Robinson Will Enter State Senator Race ON PAGE 10 Stoccker, Hert With Iowa Prep Cage Aces ON SPORTS PAGE ON PAGE 11 Delegates Are Chosen by District Caucuse: ON PAGE 14 Will Receive Bids on 5 North'Iowa Projects ON PAGE 10 called after Mrs. Hortoa's death, his Italian Army Pushes Drive to Lake Tana By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reports reaching Rome said stra- .cgic Lake Tana, center of British interests in Ethiopia, had been reached by the Italian troops after a drive down the western section of the northern front. Italian officials, however, reiterated Premier Mussolini's guarantee that British interests around the lake which forms the headwaters oi the blue Nile would not be harmed in any way by the occupation. The comrnander-in-chief of the Italian armies. Marshal Pictro Badoglio, telegraphed Rome about the reaching of Lake Tana by his troops under command of the secretary- general of the fascist party, Achille Starace, and told of an Ethiopian retreat at Lake Ashangi, on the eastern section of the northern front. Direct Peace Moves. Informed sources in London envisaged direct peace negotiations between Italy and Ethiopia after the departure from Addis Ababa of Emperor Haile Selassie's most (rusted adviser, Everett Colson, who is on his way to Egypt on sick leave. I Another reason for Colson's leav- ' ing was suggested by Francis M. Rickctt. British oil promoter, however who earlier had said he hoped to bring Colson to Egypt for a talk ith an Italian representative. Further sanctions against Italy er e asked by the Ethiopian gov- rnment in a note to the league of ations, while the French government, informed sources said, may ask for financial sanctions against WILENTZ TELLS TO OBEY GOVERNOR Preparations M a d e for Bruno's Execution in Electric Chair. HAUPTMANN AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Warden Kimberling expects Hauptmann's execution to take place Friday night, but a close associate of Governor Hoffman said the latter was prepared to issue a reprieve. Brooklyn officials questioned an unidentified man in probing the kidnaping story of Paul Wendel. Attorney General Wilentz said the warden must honor the governor's reprieve if it is granted. Defense Counsel Fisher visited Hauptmann in the death house. Whereabouts of Stephen Spitz, convicted forger who claimed to know location of part of the ransom money, were unknown. At Least 40 Persons Killed by Tornadic Winds in 5 Southern States. By THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Tornadic winds, cutting across five southern states, left at least 40 dead Friday. It was feared the death list would lengthen as wreckage was searched for additional victims. Hundreds were injured, many seriously. Hundreds of others were homeless. Property damage in the storms that struck in the Carolinas, Georgia, Alabama and Florida Thursday and Thursday night ran into the millions. Greatest destruction was wrought at Cordele, Ga., and Greensboro, N. Car. Cordele reported IS fatalities, nearly 500 injuries and $1,250,000 in jroperty loss. Greensboro counted 2 dead, more than 100 injured and damages.of more than $1,000,000. There were three dead at Tignall, G a , and one each at Sasser, Leesburg, Bald Springs and Danburg- Florahill, Ga., Gordo, Ala., -Appa- achicola, Fla., and Hampton, S Car. Vidalia, Washington and Lincolnton, Ga.. Hampton, S. Car., and Bessemer and Concord, N. Car., were also swept by heavy winds. Unseasonal cold spread over the middlewest in the wake of snow Crop damage was reported in the west and southwest. Low lands in the lower Ohio river valley and Tennessee, Alabama anu northern Georgia were flooded. grv'e'Kerpoison and : watch" her die?-. "Did' He want to get' rid of her so he could marry Anna Johnston? The testimony does not say a thing about that. Says She Had Motive. "I'm not condemning Floyd's other woman," the attorney assured the jurors, "I'm condemning him for that. But we must remember he's not on trial for being unfaithful to his wife." "Anna had a motive. She was a penniless widow. She admitted tailing- with Floyd of his war bonus and the estate he might inherit. She knew he was financially sound and she wanted to take him from lis wife for that reason. "So she used poison to get him"But when she saw that someone would have to pay for Elta Horton's murder, she tried'to lay the blame on Floyd. Xot Afraid to Die. "Floyd is not afraid to die. His war record proves that. But he is not guilty of murder. No man could be so heartless as to give his wife poison and then engage in the marital relationship with her. knowing she was going^to die. "It is beyond reason." Defense Attorney Homer S. Stephens wound up the defense ar- o-uments Friday afternoon. He was followed by Special Prosecutor James R. Locke. The case was expected to go to the jury before night. Plenty of Evidence. Even without Mrs. Johnston's accusing testimony, Warin said, there was aji abundance of evidence'to warrant the death penalty for Horton. "There is no doubt of it," he told the jurors. "Anna Johnston was merely a tool of Floyd Horton." Warin built his plea to the jurors for conviction around the prosecution contentions that: Horton told Dr. Seth G. Walton cae a . , wife. 'sutfeVed no pataj..but inedi«i| authorities- -testified.-- her poison death "was one of the most agonizing known. Had Ample Opportunity. Horton had ample opportunity to substitute poison for quinine in capsules sent to his wife for a cold by Mrs. Johnston, while Mrs. Johnston had no such opportunity. Because Horton, as well as his wife, at the time was suffering from a cold, Mrs. Johnston would not have prepared poisoned capsules without informing her lover for fear he might also be a victim. Horton made no effort to summon aid during his wife's convulsions although she suffered "the tortures of hell." Horton told Dr. Walton, the coroner's medical aid, he had seen the capsules prepared and knew they contained harmless quinine, whereas subsequent testimony refuted this. Herring, Utterback, Nomination Rivals, Display Friendship DES MOINES. (.PI--Two politica rivals put on a demonstration o personal friendship at the democratic state convention Friday. The crowded auditorium applaud ed mildly when Gov. Clyde L. Her ring and Representative Hubert Utterback. candidates for senatoria nomination, shook hands on thi platform. McFarlane Is Candidate. DES MOINES. LV--Arch W. McFarlane of Waterloo announced his candidacy for the republican nomination as "representative from Black Hawk county. rai^LUi jr, **fc ««.«-·! no other administration ever acted so earnestly, so effectively in the farmers' behalf. By 1935 the gross income of American farmers, which had sunk to 55 300,000.000 under Hoover, had risen' to SS.110.000 under Franklin D. Roosevelt. Farmer tins Money. "The f a r m e r has ' m o n e y again. The merchant and the lawyer, the doctor and the dentist, who had sunk into the mire with the farmers, they, too, have money and the best business in many years. 'IS this administration dangerous to business? . . . Let the record of business the past three years in any Iowa town speak for itself." The congressman said in commenting on the soil conservation act which is to replace the AAA that "at last Iowa farmers have a place in the sun" and they are going to keep it so long as this administration is in power. "And we have confidence, so far as Iowa is concerned, that, the farm, c-rs are going to see to it that the Roosevelt administration continues in power " SHOP EARLY More Shopping Days Until EASTER Amy Johnson Starts Flight; Believed to Be Seeking 'Recor d GRAVESEND. KentT Eng.. Mrs Amy Johnson Mollison starte off from here Friday on what wa believed to be an attempt to set new flight record to Capetown South Africa. The British flyer took off in pale blue Andgray monoplane. carried 127 gallo-ns of gasoline, suf ficient for 2,200 miles nonstop. T/^Weather Sermany - for- her violation of the ' ' · · no.7p--. r .,::--«.:i'-3-.'v . · . · - " Dangerous Precedent The French government was said o believe that if Germany were al- owed to go unpunished, a dangerous precedent would be established and a strong- reply to Hitler's proposals vas being considered at a meeting f the French ambassadors to Brit- Germany, Italy and Belgium, vith Premier Albert Sarraut and 'ierre-Etienne Flandin, foreign linister. At the same time Anthony Eden. iritish foreign secretary, told the iou«e of commons that the three ^ocarao nations. Great Britain, ^rance and Belgium were ready to ight any unprovoked aggression rom Germany, but Britain was first anxious to talk peace with Hitler. Refuse to Promise. The German government informed Eden that it refused to promise lot to fortify the Rhineland, even emporarily. The general staff conferences be- ween France. Belgium and Great Britain would take place in London at some future date, Eden told the commons, but its technical plans would be used only in case of a German attack. The foreign secretary said he had told Germany's representative, Joachim von Ribbentrop, that Bntam would strive to have the Locarno powers proceed with the four- months plan of negotiations. SPRiNfiWUKE RETURN TO lOWft fercury Sinks to 1 Above at Inwood Before It Starts Climb. DES MOINES, (.T)-- Northwest Iowa shivered in the coldest April 3 temperatures ever recorded there early Friday, but the weatherman forecast that spring would start reclaiming the season again. The mercury sank to 1 above zero at Inwood. Sioux City's 8 above was 2 degrees lower than the previous April 3 low, the weatherman reported, while Council Bluffs' 10 By DALE HARRISON irnpyrielH. HIM, t» p T'"c A««oclnlt-cl Press.X TRENTON, N. J., t.Tl--Atty. Gen. David T. Wilentz ruled Friday that if Gov. Harold G. Hoffman issued a reprieve for Bruno Richard Hauptmann, sentenced to die at 8-o'clock Friday night for the Lindbergh baby murder, the prison warden was bound to obey it. Atty. Gen. Wiientz advised Warden Mark 0. Kimberling that the execution of Hauptmann must be carried out this week unless there is a reprieve, a court stay or clemency by th'e -pardons' coXirt. ; -- -The-a.ttorney^generat.adyised the warden 4£at' -if a' reprieve by Governor Hoffman were served upon him, "it is not your duty to _qttes- tion the validity, but to obey it." Without Authority. He had pointed out, however, that he had heretofore advised the governor tha.t "he was without authority at that time to grant a reprieve." The only means by which Hauptman could be legally saved, Wil- entz said, was through: A stay of execution by the court of oyer and terminer of the county of Hunterdon, or some other court of competent jurisdiction; commutation of sentence by the board of pardons. William Conklin, press aide of the governor, quickly obtained a copy of the Wilentz opinion and left the DEATH ODDS 3 TO 1 TRENTON, N. J., --They were wagering 3 to 1 around town Friday afternoon that Bruno Richard Hauptmann would die in the chair Friday night. The odds were a reversal of those that prevailed Tuesday when the betting was 10 to 1 that he would not be electrocuted. FORECAST IOWA: Fair and not so cold Friday night; Saturday increas- in* cloudiness, possibly followed by" rain in extreme southwest portion: rising temperature. MINNESOTA: Fair, not so cold Friday night; Saturday increasing cloudiness, rising temperature in south portion. IN MASON CITY Weather figures for 2-t hour? l e n d i n g at S a. m.. Friday: Maximum Thursday 28 degrees Minimum in Xiirht IS decrees At R a. m.. Friday 18 degrees A warm sun Friday morning indicated that return of spring was m the offing. equalled the coldest temperature measured there this late in the spring. Skies cleared of clouds Friday morning and thawing set in over most of the state. Low temperatures expected Friday night were 10 in the north half and 20 in the south half of the state. Increasing cloudiness is forecast for Saturday with rain possible in the southwest. Temperatures, however, will continue to rise, the weatherman said, and most of the snow should be melted away over the week-end. Bank to 1'n.v Dividend. governor's office hurriedly, refusing to say where he was going. He said if- there was any announcement from the governor, it would be made at the governor's office." Carry Out Execution. Colonel kimberling. upon receipt of the opinion, said that unless one of the three things mentioned in it happened, he would deem it his duty to carry out the execution, now set for 8 o'clock Friday night. "It is my duty," the warden said, "to go ahead with the present arrangements and unless there it a, repdieve or one of the other conditions cited by the attorney general, the electrocution will be held Friday night. "I have no knowledge that any of these things will be issued, and as things stand now the execution will be held." Wendel Case Dropped. Prosecutor Anthony M. Hauck, Jr.. of Hunterdon county, replying to a demand from counsel for Hauptmann for a grand jury investigation of Paul H. Wendel's possible connection with the Lindbergh kidnap- inc in his county, declared that "no complaint has been made, to my knowledge, of the commission of any crime in Hunterdon county by Wendel" but that "if a complaint is made I shall see that the same is 1 presented to and considered by the grand jury." Hauptmann's counsel had lashed, out i;: a last desperate effort to save him from the electric chair, after the Mercer county grand jury had given notice it would not seek to interfere with the Lindbergh baby killer's execution. Demands Grand .Tury. C. Llovd Fisher, chief defenss OPKALOOSA. l.l'i--Judge J. G. Patterson authorized payment A p r i l : ^. «.,,..,. - - - · -- ; : , h o 11 of a 5 per cent Dividend totaling ] counsel demanded that the 514000 to depositors of the New ! don county grand jury oe convert Sharon Citizens' State bank. ; to consider ^charges "that Paul H,

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