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H ' S M E M L E P T O F a A r t ! / O A - « ll NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A . ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEHVJCB "Probers" Make Foes Senator Black Even More Unpopular Than Most. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N , S (CPA)--Investigators never a popular with th folk they are et ga^ed in invest gitang. Senati Hugo L. Black i Alabama seem now to be eve more unpopula than the average but probably the is because he : of Ihu presen His predecessors respective unpfp ularities are mor or less forgottei I n p o s t-w a years the first o the really great investigators wa the late Senator Thomas J. Walsh of Montana. Walsh's masterpiece was the Tea pot Dome inquiry. Teapot Dame, as a matter of fact, was only one de tail of the affair, but the "Teapo Dome probe" was the name it gen erally was known by. Walsh was a fearfully harsh in vestigator but, legally, extremely punctilious. He had a high respect for the rules of evidence, even to the point of waiving occasional advantages in his own favor, when he thought it would be technically improper for him to take them. Nevertheless he landed ex-Secretary of the Interior Albert B. Fall in the penitentiary, Harry F. Sinclair in jail and made life miserable for various other notablities-. Wheeler Was Resented. About the same time that Teapot Dome was raging Ser.ator Burton K. Wheeler, also of Montana, was making himself so unpleasant, by poking into-the justice department's record under s Attorney General Harry M. Daugherty; that some of the individuals he was hounding took the trouble to get bur. indicted in his home state, apparently to occupy his attention with his own troubles. .-. Jlt-^develpped ; that the_ .testimony .against.Wheeler.was,perjured,,which : "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY. APRIL 8.1936 H O M E E D I T I O N THIS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 157 WISCONSIN G. 0. P. BACKS - activities:, asfaiT investigator were resented. "' The late Senator Thaddeus H. Caraway of Arkansas was another celebrated investigator of comparatively recent date. The Arkansan like Senator Black, concentrated o lobbying. He was one of the shar est-tongued of statesmen, but h once told me that he doubted tha lobbying ever could be stopped. E said that it is to subtle; too diff cult to define also. Caustic Reed Noted. Former Senator James A. Reed o Missouri was a noted investigate His major performance was th management of the inquiry whic prevented William S. Vare from taking the seat, to which, osten sibly, he had been elected, in th United States senate, from Penn sylvania. Generally speaking a good con gressionai investigator should be born prosecutor, like Senator Walsh, Wheeler, Caraway, Ree and Black. But not Senator Gerald P. Nye o: North Dakota. Nye has the temper artient of a newspaperman--con cerned in revealing facts; not necessarily in convicting anyone of anything. Nye conducted an inquiry much like' Reed's. It related to reported abuses at primary elections. The conditions it uncovered probably decided senatorial results in two o three states, but Nye did not ac complish it by -"rough stuff." He is a mild man, who simply, and persistently, asks embarrassing questions. He is a great investigator. Now he is. busy-with -the munitions investigation. Not that he will prevent future wars, but he is advertising them unfavorably. Pecora Got Headlines. Senator Duncan U. Fletcher of Florida has not had his fair share of publicity out of the senate banking and currency committee's Wall street inquiry. The committee's legal adviser ami ~ cross examiner, Ferdinand Pecora, got all the-headlines: Indeed, it was known as the "Pecora Investigation." With all due respec to Pecora. Fletcher hired him and backed him up (against- -considerable opposition). If credit for a first class quiz was due to anyone: the credit for that one is due to -Senator -Fletcher. Senator Black is of the prosecutor type. The Alabaman's aim is to "make a case"--to- procure a conviction anyway. Investigate Poison Gas Charges Against Italy MUSSOLINI SAYS ETHIOPIAN ARMY TOBEWIPEDOUT Mexico Urges Enforcing League Sanctions on Mussolini. By ASSOCIATED PRESS. The league of nations took steps Wednesday to determine exactly low much, truth there is in allega- :ions that Italy has violated the Geneva treaty of 1925 by using poison gas in her war against Ethiopia. The league's committee of 33 ap- jointed a subcommittee of jurists to nvestigate the charges after An- bony Eden, British foreign sccre- ary, presented a list of 10 instances pon which the fascist soldiers were aid to have used the banned veapon. The committee also instructed its resident, Salvador de Madariaga of pain, to ask an Italian represcnta- ive just what terms Premier Mus- olini demanded for stopping his war gainst the East African empire. "Total Annihilation." Distinguished Officials and Lodge Members to Attend Hammill Funeral BRITT--Tributes and condolences continued to pour into Britt Wednesday in respect to former Gov. John L. Hammill, as plans went ahead for his funeral services to be held Thursday afternoon. Many distinguished officials. Masons, members of Order of Eastern Star and hosts of friends were among those who planned to attend. i Major Frank B. Hallagan was sent here by Gov. Clyde L, Herring as representative of the state and personal attendant to Mrs. Hammill. The body of Former Governor Hammill, who died suddenly late Monday in a Minneapolis hotel from apoplexy after attending a hearing on the proposed dismemberment of the M. and St. L.. will lie in state from 10 a. m. until 2 p. m. Thursday at the Britt Methodist church, where the rites will be conducted at 2:30 o'clock. At 2 o'clock the casket will be closed to the public. Tu-o Churches \Virnii. Both the M. E. and the Congregational churches will be wired* Mussolini himself, in a speech to is cabinet, declared Italy demanded he "total annihilation of the Ethi- pion military formation." The French came forward, at the ame time, with the publication of .heir plan to maintain peace in Eur- pe. with the:.establishment of .per- anent military force's : ' to": guana gainst, violation of frontiers. At the first meeting of the con- liation committee, Eden called aly to task on the charge of using sphyxiating gases on the Ethio an war front, in violation of th convention signed at Geneva ir 1925, by both warring nations. Th foreign secretary asked the inter national Red Cross to disclose anj information it possessed regardin these charges. Mexico Filed Protest. The Mexican delegation, meanwhile, filed a protest with the leag-ue against the "paralyzation' of sanctions against Italy and did not wish to partake of the lessening of primitive measures against the aggressor nation. France, however, came forward with a demand that the league investigate the Italian atrocity charges against the Ethiopian army. Premier Mussolini proclaimed to lis ministers in Rome that security for Italy in her colonies could come inly when the armies of Emperor Haile Selassie had been completely overpowered. In II Duce's personal newspaper, the Popolo D'ltalia of Milan, an ed- torial asserted that Italy could not )e expected to give up any of the northern provinces recently cap- ured from the Ethiopians. Gives Four Reasons. The fascist newspaper put forth our principal reasons for this tand, claiming that the king of nngs had gone over to the offen- ive while the conciliation efforts vere being prepared in the league f nations. The French memorandum for an luropean security system, based on nutual assistance pacts on a terri- orial basis in Europe, was put orth in opposition to the German roposals for settlement of the hineland .crisis. The plan expressed doubt as to he sincerity of der fuehrer's inten- ons and demanded assurance that e would refrain from violating uropean frontiers in the future. One Frenchman in Geneva de cribed the French plan as creat ng a United States of Europe with n armed force to maintain peace oucl speakers, in the basement, th main auditoriums and outside Bus nesshouses of Britt will be close from 1:30 o'clock Thursday after noon until after the services ar held. The Rev. C. N. McMillan of th Britt M. E. church, will officiate a the services. The sermon will be b Dr. A. A. Brooks, pastor of S Paul's M. E. church of Cedar Rap ids and formerly pastor of Grac Methodist church in Des Moinei The Rev. G. W. Eggleston. of Pier son,.'former pastor nf the local M E. Church,:will sing.a 'tenor solo a the services. A provisional company of abou oO men made up of details from th three Mason City companies of th national guard. Company F., Com pany H. and the Second Battalion Headquarters company, and all officers, under the command of Captain Stuart Grummon will attend the funeral services of Former Governor Hammill and give full military honors. To Fire 3 Volleys. The company will leave the arm ory at Mason City at S o'clock Thursday morning via buses and will furnish a guard of honor during- the time the body will lie in state Thursday. The company will also furnish a funeral escort to the cemetery from the church -and a "iring squad will fire the customary three volleys for military hon- )rs after the services at the grave lave been completed. A bugler will sound "Taps" at the close 01 tie ervice. Orders for the military rites were eceived at Mason City by Captain Grnmmon Wednesday morning from Adjutant General Charles H. Grahl Des Moines. Antioch Commandery, No. 43 Knights Templar at Mason City wil onduct committal services at the rave for Sir Knight Hammill. VV t. Westfall will act as eminent ommander and R. J. McEwen as prelate. Sir Knights will meet at the Mason City temple at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon and drive "in a body to Britt to attend the services. Pallbearers Are Named. Honorary pallbearers will be Former Gov. B. F. Carroll. Former Gov. N. E. Kendall, Former Gov. Dan Turner. Former Gov. George Clark William Duvall of Washington most worthy grand patron of the Order of Eastern Star: A: M. Deyoe, former superintendent of public instruction; Clifford Miles of Anamosa, former chairman of the state highway commission; Senator Burl M. Stoddard of Sloan, Harold Lan- dcrwou, grand patron of the Nebraska O. E. S. Atty. Charles Sutherland of Chicago, Atty. James Devitt of Oskaloosa, W. Earl Hall of Mason City, W. A. Westfall, past grand master of Masons in Iowa; Adj. Gen. Charles H. Grahl of Des Moines. Judges J. J. Clark of Mason City, M. H. Kepler of Northwood M. F. Edwards of Parkersburg, T. A. Bcardmore of Charles City and other business and professional associates. Active pallbearers will be I. C. Hastings of Garner, Frank W Senneff of Britt, W. P. Haley of Des Moines, Roscoe Zerwekh "of Coon Rapids, R. R. Roberts of Brilt, Mack Groves of Esthcrville. B R Boldt of Britt and Dr. w. A. Scid- ler of Jamaica. Blany Send Condolences. The body is now at the Wilkinson funeral home. Condolences were received by the widow, who was attending an Eastern Star meeting at Jamaica when she was notified of her husband's death, from Cuba. Canada and all parts of the United States. United States Senator L. J. Dickinson, members o£ Governor Hammill's military staff, republican, Masonic, and Eastern Star leaders will be among those -attending. . - 'The'executive council arid" Gb'vfit nor Herring- offered 'tne "capitol for a. state funeral and asked Mrs. Hammill to have the body of the former governor lie in state in the building in which he served so many years, but she preferred the Hammill home. SUBCOMMITTEE HEARS HOPKINS ON RELIEF PLAN Mayor's Secretary Nearly Throws Away Check for $413,000 COUNCIL BLUFFS, (.T)--If Miss egina Oswald, the mayor's secre- iry hadn't taken a second look, a WA flood control project here light have been $413,000 shy. She started to throw away a plain hite envelope included in a stack f circulars. But she took a second ok--and found it was a $413,000 WA check, representing a 25 'per ent payment on the flood control roject. Shoemaker Friend of Calvin Coolidge Dies NORTHAMPTON. Mass., J)_ James Lucey, 81, shoemaker and philosopher-friend of Calvin Coolidge, died Wednesday after a Ion" Illness. ' ° Once a white house guest. Lucey came into national attention when President Coolidge wrote him from the capital: "If it were not for you I would not be here." Mexicans Redouble ilitary Vigilance on All Railroad'Lines MEXICO CITY, (^-Military vigilance on all Mexican railroads and other communication lines was redoubled Wednesday, at the order of President Lazaro Cardenas, to prevent any repetition of the dynamiting Monday night of the Vera Cruz-Mexico City train in which 13 persons died and 18 were injured. Five separate agencies of the federal and Vera Cruz state governments opened investigations at the scene of the bombing near Paso Del Macho. Vera Cruz, in an effort to determine those responsible for the tragedy, and to capture them j GORiTH PAIR HURT IN BLAST Mrs..Beckman and Daughter Burned Using Gasoline for Cleaning. CORWITH -- Two persons were seriously burned here about 10:30 o'clock Wednesday morning when ·gasoline in which they wore cleaning clothes exploded from friction. Mrs. A. S. Beck-man, wife of the I city marshal, and her daughter, I Donna. 20, who was home fo r Easter vacation from Bible school at Minneapolis, both received body turns. The clothes were practically burned from Mrs. Bcckman before help reached them. They were cleaning the clothes in a basin on a porch at the rear of the house. The porch caught fire from the explosion but local firemen extinguished the fire before any damage resulted to the house. The injured persons were taken to the hospital at Algona for treatment, i ON THE INSIDE GUY M. GILLETTE .illette Will Run for Seat in House Again ON PAGE 12 Coach Outlines New State Tourney Plan ON PAGE S Crusader's List Made Public by Committee ON PAGE' 2i Spring Auto Show To Open Thursday Morning SEE SECOND SECTION Begin Putting Tax Plan Into Bill Form With Hearings Over. WASHINGTON, m--Relief engaged congressional study Wednesday during a lull in the lax struggle. Initial controversy over Presideni Roosevelt's .$1,500,000,000 relief request broke behind the closed doors of a house appropriations subcommittee room. Harry L. Hopkins faced republican demands there for an accounting of past relief outlays, and explanation of present needs. Publication of his testimony was promised later. House ways and means commit- -ee democrats began putting the ?799.000,000 tax program into bill form. Some indicated it might be modified to provide special treatment for debt burdened corpora- ions. Tax Hearings End. Hearings on a tentative program wound up early Wednesday with an attack on the bill by the United States Chamber of commerce. The lobby committee pressed an investigation of the Crusaders, which fought prohibition and then the new deal. E. T. Weir, Pittsburgh steel executive, and other industrialists were listed as contributors. Other developments: A house delegation planned to inspect Pacific eoast~*ava,R-stations with a view to strengthening- then). "Monopolize" Litigation. Counsel for utilities told a high District of Columbia court the new deal was trying to "monopolize" litigation over constitutionality of the holding- company act. The senate continued with its impeachment trial of Federal Judge Halsted L. Ritter of Florida, whose counsel began an effort to show that he acted properly in granting a former law partner a receivership fee of $75,000. Attorney G e n e r a l Cunimings headed government counsel in a court of appeals fight to fend off what they cailed a "deluge" of suits by companies seeking to enjoin the operations of the new utilities holding company regulation act. Cummings wants to confine the test cases to litigation now in progress with the Electric Bond and Share company. To Be Published Later. Testimony at the relief hearing to which Hopkins was called will be published later. Chairman Buchanan (D-Tex.) of the appropriations committee said the hearing would not be an "investigation" of new 3eal relief activities, but Representatives Bacon and Taber, New York republicans, were determined to g-o as far in that direction as they could. The tax program, not yet drafted in bill form, may be ready for house debate next week. Informed sources said the only major change to be made by the committee may be a provision permitting more "lenient treatment for corporations compelled to withhold certain percentages of their income from stockholders to pay debts. Bury Dead in Storm Area; Get U. S. Aid By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Progress in rehabilitation and promises of federal aid cheered tornado torn Gainesville, Ga., and Tupelo, Miss.. Wednesday while scores of cities in half a doxcn southern states kept anxious watch on risin»- rivers. President Roosevelt announced allotment of .$2,000,000 in works progress administration funds for rehabilitation work in the 'southern storm area, where the death toll from tornadoes and floods this week stood at 429. Gainesville buried most of its dead Wednesday while 2,000 relief workers continued clearing wreckage. Some stores reopened. The Red Cross reported it was caring for some 3,000 homeless and several hundred injured. Most of Dead Buried. About 3,500 relief hands cleared Debris in Tupelo where most of the 195 dead have been buried. The threat of pestilence seemed to have been checked in both storm regions and the flood troubles which were worrying- other sections had not become acute in the storm areas. Hundreds of thousands of. low lying acres were inundated in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky and the North Carolina.? with sev- ;rai thousand persons driven from their homes by rain swollen streams. Five deaths were charged to the flood conditions, including three in Tennessee and two in North Carolina. The Tennessee river and its tributaries were causing, trouble at Chattanooga. '..',.; ..... -Elvers .Climb Higher.. In north west Georgia' 'alid--inorth- east Alabama the Coosa, Taliapoosc and Alabama rivers climbed sluggishly higher. Some homes were evacuated at Rome, Ga. The swollen Chattahoochee brought high water threats at West Point, Ga. Paducah, Ky., at the junction of the Ohio and Tennessee, found parts of its environs under water. Railroad and highway travel was impeded by North and South Carolina floods in the vicinity of Boone J. Car., and Columbia and Greenville, S. Car. The main valley of the Mississippi was regarded as safe behind its gigantic new flood levees. Milwaukee Mayor Mayor Daniel W. Honn, social- isl, was re-elected in Milwaukee's c-.ity election over .lospph J. Sliin- ners, nonpartis;yi. Hoan has been mayor for 20 years. Grand Jury Fails to Take Up Case; Murder Charge Still on Books. TRENTON, N. J., (.T)--Officials indicated Wednesday there were no immediate prospect's that Paul H Wende], former Trenton' attorney held .on a charge of murdering Charles A. Lindbergh, "Jr., 1 would be released. Prosecutor Erwin E. Marshall said the grand jury's failure Tuesday to consider the Wendel case left the murder charge still on .the books, and prevented Wcntlel's removal--except by court order--to Brooklyn to assist in locating the house where lie said he was held a prisoner, and forced to make a false confession to the crime. The New Jersey legislature, which thought it had disposed of all the moves for an investigation of the TTteWeather FORECAST YOUTH SUFFERS SEVERE BURNS Jumps Out of Window When Oil Station at Emmetsburg Is Destroyed. EMMETSBURG -- Severe burns were suffered by Walter Neilson 21 when the all night filling station in which he was deeping; alone caught fire and ivas destroyed at midnight Tuesday. Ncilcon was awakened when flames were touching his face and he jumped through the window- to safety. Neilson and his father, Frank Neilson. operated the station, which had just been opened, replacing a structure destroyed by fire two ! months previously. The cause of the fire is not known. No insurance was carried. * I Burns on tho face, head and i lands were suffered by Neilson vho is at the Palo Alto hospital. He probably will recover, physicians said. IOWA: Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday; warmer in cast portion Wednesday night; colder in west and central portions Thursday. MINNESOTA: Cloudy Wednesday night, local snows in northeast portion; colder in northwest, warmer in southeast portion; Thursday cloudy, somewhat colder in west and north. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday jjg M i n i m u m in Night 31 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 35 Bruno Richard Hauptmann case bv defeating two resolutions Monday night, may have to vote on the proposal again Monday. Republican Assemblyman Basil B. Bruno, announced he would introduce a resolution calling for an investigation of the case from "start to finish,' 1 including the activities of Governor Harold G. Hoffman Attorney General David T. Wilcntz and the state police. Beyer Named Director. CHICAGO. I.-D--The federal surplus commodity commission named Oscar F. Beyer of Chicago a director of the north central region which includes Iowa, Nohrl Prize XYimicr Dies. UPSALA, Sweden, (.D--Dr. Robrt Barany, BO, winner of the 1014 · Vohcl prize, for medicine, died Wednesday. Large Assortments of Sparkling EASTER FASHIONS at Mason City stores-So, Drive In More Shopping Days Until EASTER Temperatures Above Freezing Seen for Iowa During Night DES MOINES, r.-P)--The weatherman foresaw above freezing temperatures for Wednesday night, the first night this month temperatures have not slipped below. The first eight days of this month, he said, have been just about the coldest of record. Temperatures early Wednesday, while generally below freezing, moderated some- vhat. Cedar Rapids reporting 21 for the low. Council Bluffs' 40 was Tuesday's high. It was mostly cloudy Wednesday and the weatherman said cloudy conditions would continue Thursday with colder weather in the west and central portions. No precipitation was reported during the last 24 hours. Wisconsin Woman and Her 2 Sons Drowned i M r WEYAUWEGA, Wis., (.TJ--Atrs. ' Edward Ponto, 43, and her two sons. Edgar. 16, and Ralph. 11. drowned in eight feet of water in a pond on a farm three miles south of here Tuesday night. The youths' sled broke through ice on the pond where they were coasting. The mother rushed to save them hut fell through the ice. The father followed her but wa.s unable to reach the three and barely saved his own life. Mayor Hoan Re-Elected in Milwaukee City Election. MILWAUKEE, i.-D--Senator William E. Borah found himself Wednesday overwhelmingly in control of Lhc Wisconsin delegation to the re- Diiblican national convention but trailing more than two to one be- lind Franklin D. Roosevelt in a personal expression from the electorate on their choice for president. Thousands of voters who apparently gave no thought in Tuesday's election to the convention delegates contests turned out to give their in- dorsement to Roosevelt in the presidential preference primary. Candidates pledged to 'the presidency handily took control of the 24 national convention s c a t s -- s a m e number as the republicans---but ran ar behind Roosevelt in the ballot- n s- Ahead of Tickets. In the preference primary, an ad.- ·isory procedure independent of the* clcgate elections. 1,831 precincts ut of 2.01S showed: Roosevelt 23-1.776: Borah 10-!,4!M. The fact that Roosevelt and Borah 30th ran far ahead of their tickets .ffordc-d some clew as to the course aken in the elections hy the La- Toilette progressive, who had no ickct of their own. The results indicated that the rogressives unhampered by any tale election law which would pre- ent them from doing so, split up their support, gave most of it to Roosevelt, . w;p.p has ..tjeen .. very friendly to-Ehem;'"and: turned a'slice to Borah. Progressive leaders had no comment Wednesday. Senator Borah in a statement at Chicago regarded the Wisconsin result as highly satisfactory and asserted that "if we can have an untrammeled expression of the people of Illinois we will do the same thing- here April 14." Borah Wins Easily. The Borah forces with only a few of the 24 delegate contests in doubt apparently routed the state republican organisation, whose executive committee indorsed a rival slate of unpledged candidates. Under Wisconsin law no advance registration by parties is required either for the delegate races or the presidential preference primary. The voter was handed two ballots, one republican, one democratic with the names of Borah and Roosevelt at the top respectively and the delegate candidates following. He could vote only one ballot and had to return the other. It was this system that enabled the progressive voters, who nominally total about 350,000, to divide their support. Mayor Hoan Re-Elected. Socialist Mayor Daniel W. Hoan was re-elected in a close race with Sheriff Joseph J. Shinners, nonpartisan, in Tuesday's municipal election, but Wednesday faced the prospect of a four year tenure without veto power over the city council. Hoan's personal popularity carried him to victory while hi's running mates were Jroir.s down into defeat, some of them by a 2 to 1 vote. Returns from 373 out of 397 precincts gave: Hoan 103.100;. Shinners 1)0.1548. The Milwaukee Journal issued an election extra Wednesdav morning- conceding Hoan's victory by 7,000 to 10,000. The Wisconsin News said his majority would be between 10,000 and 15.000. Both papers supported "hinners. March Liquor Sales Less Than February DES MOINES, CD-The Iowa liquor commission reported Wednesday that March liquor sales showed a S12.000 decrease as compared with February sales. Match sales totaled $051.013 February les SS6P..021. The March total for and Dwight F. Davis to Wed Next Month WASHINGTON, i.Ti_..\],-s. Charles H. S.ibin and Dw.^hl F. Davis, former secretary of war. will be 'mar. ricfi some lime next month. Their engagement was annou'i':- ed Tuesday. .Mrs. Sabin. who became nationally known as head nf the women's national organization for prohibition reform, is the widow of the president of the G u a r a n t y Trust company of New York. Davis was secretary of w:ir in President Coolidse's cabinet, a fn:-- mer governor of the Philippines, and a World war officer. Charles Higley Dies. NEW YORK, (.-P)_Charlcs Wellington Higley. financier ami insur- : heart disease at the a£e of. 70, :i

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