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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 IOWANS NEIGHBORS" VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 14, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 162 Seek U. S. in League Great Britain Hard Pressed, Looking for Help. 4 ELECTION WORKERS KIDNAPED By CHARLES P. STEWAKT i A S H I N G T O N , (CPA)--The latest campaign to get Uncle Sam into the league of nations has not made much progress yet, but it will attract increasing a t t e n - tion as advocates of the plan get more and more effectively I n t o action. The suggestion is British and the British are bril- l i a n t propagandists. They may not attain their objective in this instance, but it never is safe to bet that they will not get what they want when they make up ti.;ir minds to do so. They will make a formidable effort anyway. American public opinion undoubtedly assesses the league as a fizzle at present. However, American public opinion was dead against going into the World war when it started Nevertheless the allies needed us, the British did the propagan. dizing and in due course we were converted. John Bull's Reasoning. As usual, John Bull's reasoning is sound--from his standpoint. He is in a dangerous jam on his side of the ocean. His interest is against Italy's in Ethiopia, where Mussolini evidently has practically won his war with Haile Selassie, and seems likely to gain control of the Nile headwaters t h r e a t e n ! ng British-controlled Egypt's irrigation system, besides digging himself in at a strategic point on- Britain's road to the Far East. With France's support the bnt- ish probably could checkmate Italy but the French are unwilling to offend the Italians, believing that they may require their help against Germany. Moreover, also, as-insurance against German aggression, they are tied up in an alliance with Russia, which is one of John Bull's bugbears. . By force of circumstances, Britain now is mildly pro-German, but Germany has not sufficiently recovered from the last war to be a very dependable partner. Britain Perilously Alone. John Bull, then, is perilously almost alone in the midst of an omni- ous-looking situation. What he wants is, not so much Uncle Sam's participation in the league of nations, as Uncle Sam for an ally. And, together in the league, John Bull and Uncle Sam doubtless would be a party against the other league members, by reason of common traditions and a common language. If it comes to an intra-league clash, presumably they would be united against the remainder of the league membership-- and it is quite possible that Uncle Samuel would be the deciding factor, as he was in the World war. Of course John Bull is hopeful that Uncle Sam, as a member of the league, by his very bulk would avert another war. Perhaps it would turn out that way. Guarantees participation. Yet the league's weakness is that it guarantees the participation of any league member, whether interested in it or not, to take a hand in any war involving a couple or more of other league members. What, for instance, does the United States care for Italy's war in Ethiopia? Still, if a member of the league, we might be committed to fight for Britain's title to the Nile hea'd waters. The British, to be sure, do not argue for a continuation of the old (and still existent, though battered) league, as outlined by the farmers of the treaty "f Versailles. They propose a rejiggered league, based on more rational principles. But the new principles are sup- osed to be Britisnly rational. And the United States is expected to fight for them in an emergency. Assail Reciprocal Trade Pacts at Farm Meet 500 PERSONS AT TARIFF SESSION AT SIOUX CITY Gramlich and Brandt See Loss of Markets to U. S. Farmers. SIOUX CITY, (/PI--A University of Nebraska professor and a co-operative creamery company president joined Tuesday in assailing "reciprocal trade agreements" before an estimated 500 persons attending a farm tariff conference here. The professor, H. J. Gramlich, head of the university's animal husbandry department, deplored the damaging effect on United States markets of the importation of cocoanut oil, palm oil and other substitutes for animal fats. He urged the conference to resolve in favor of high protective tariffs so "the American farmer can get better prices for his cattle and hogs." Hits Canadian Pact. The creamery company president, John Brandt of Minneapolis, criticized the trade agreement between Canada and the United States. He declared the pact seriously affected prices "United States farmers get for their dairy products." J. C. Mullaney, president of the Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, which is sponsoring the conference, reported farmers, business and pro- essional men and public officials of eight states were-in -attendance. and presented to the. confefeesMate Tuesday. , Imported Products Shown. Secretary Wallace and governors of the eight states rejected invitations to attend, but George N. Peek, 'ormer AAA administrator who split with the administration over ts foreign trade policy accepted. To give point to the conference, scores of products imported from 'oreign countries lined shelves of an exhibit in the hotel in which the meetings were held. There was pork and beef from New Zealand, beef from Argentina, lam from Poland, barley from Belgium, wheat from Canada, molas- ies from Korea, vegetables from France and sausage from Holland. There were also cans of corn, Iowa's largest grain product, imported from the Danube basin in : ermany and Argentina. Others on Program. Outlining the purpose of the conference, Mullaney said "what we want to do is to stop importation of farm products from foreign countries at prices with which the American farmers cannot compete." Speakers Included Dan Hildebrand of Seward, Nebr., president of the United States Livestock association; Charles R. Rice of Chicago, president of the Chicago Livestock association; and James R. Howard of Clemmoss, farmer and former American Farm Bureau president. Rescue Workers Hold Hope of Saving Three Men Trapped in Mine MOOSE RIVER, N. S., (J)--Rescue crews, peering down through an abandoned shaft in the Moose river gold mine, saw a glimmer of hope Tuesday for three men, trapped far below on the operating level for nearly 36 hours. Rock dislodged by a cavein Sunday night appeared not to be packed closely in the old passage. The rescue workers believed if they could penetrate a barrier before them they might find a virtually open path to the 141 foot level where Dr. D. E. Robertson, Herman R. Magili and Alfred Scadding were entombed. Nora Springs Men Seek Primary Highway £ E. Chenowe'th, Karl Volkman and A. J. Quinby. (Photo by Loclc, Engraving by Kayenay) GROUP PRESENTS PLEA AT AMES State Road North of Nora Springs to No. 9 Goal of Delegation. = -Thirty-nine.farmers and business- Resolution." were to be drawiuup_ men of Nora Springs went to Ames Tuesday in-a chartered bus to petition the Iowa state highway commission to extend the primary road north of Nora Springs to No. 9- This extension would place the road under state highway maintenance. Backers of the move said this road is the most important outlet to the north and serves a large and prosperous farm c6mmunity. By connecting with No. 9, it provides a route to Osage, St. Ansgar, Mitchell and Carpenter. B. J. Drummond, transportation commissioner of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce, accompanied the group. Representative Roy Sours of Charles City also made the trip. C. E. Tatum was chairman of the delegation spokesman. and E. C. Moody, Man Overcome by Gas Condition in "Fair" OMAHA, (IP)--Overcome by gas in a rooming house, a man identified by papers in his pocket as pr- lin Kelly, possibly of Sioux City, was reported in a "fair" condition in a hospital. A note in his room read: "Mother and all, I had to end my life. Maybe the Lord will forgive me." POLICEMAN DIES IN MADRID RIOTS Disorders Start as Bombs Explode During Madrid Military Parade. MADRID, (.'Pi--One police lieutenant was killed, another was seriously wounded, and a number of civilians were trampled and beaten in the capital Tuesday during a celebration of the fifth anniversary of the founding of the republic. The disorders began when a series of lombs was exploded behind the president's reviewing stand as a military parade passed through the center of the city. The blasts, which hurt no one, created panic among the spectators, with many injuries resulting from the crush.· Police expressed the belief that fascists were behind the incident as a demonstration against the republic. They arrested Isidro Estefania, a 43 year old cook, as having set off the fire works. The police claimed he was intoxicated and took .him to a hospital. Diphtheria Epidemic Danger Thought Past MORNING SUN, (/B--Danger of a diphtheria epidemic here was believed past Tuesday. As a precautionary measure, 173 school children v/ere vaccinated last week and all Easter Sunday services and other group gathering cancelled. TgWeather Fire Destroys Store. CHARTER OAK. /P--Fire from an oil explosion destroyed the Raskin drygoods store here and damaged an adjoining furniture store. Amount of the damage was not definitely determined FORECAST IOWA: Fair, cooler In east and south portions Tuesday night; Wednesday increasing cloudiness with rising temperatures in central and west portions. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy Tuesday night and Wednesday! except fair in south Tuesday night; showers in west Wednesday; somewhat colder in northeast arid extreme southeast Tuesday; rising temperature In west and south Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday 67 Minimum in Night 48 At 8 A. M. Tuesday 51 Monday night was the warmesl thus far recorded in 1936. A bright sun and a brisk south breeze Tuesday morning continued the promise of more balmy weather. Ickes Says PWA Costs Under WPA WASHINGTON, Iff)--With relief costs a problem before congress, Secretary Ickes said Tuesday jobs were provided at a lower cost to the !*oYerriment .under the. ..-old. . PWA plan than estimated, under the new WPA. He estimated the cost of provid- ng a year's direct employment under the first PWA program was $741.60 as compared with an estimate of $780 for the works progress administration by Harry L. Hop:ins, WPA administrator. At the same time, the interior secretary said not one senator, or representative, had'been asked by him to earmark $700,000,000 of the $:,500,000,000 proposed relief appropriation for the public works adminis- :ration. Throws First Ball. While waiting for national reac- j tion to his Baltimore address, President Roosevelt turned to the open;no- of the baseball season. Looking forward to throwing out the first ball in the game between the Washington Senators and the New York Yankees, he invited a party of members of his family and official aides to accompany him. The senate planned to recess early so Vice President Garner and others also might see the season get under way. Various committees worked briefly. Hearings on the Frazier-Lundeen Social Insurance bill, begun before a senate committee, brought forth statements that the measure would "protect all those who need protection." and from the opposition that it was "beyond our reach." It would guarantee a minimum of $10 a week for those in need. Tells of Liberty League. The senate lobby committee, tum- g its investigation to the Farmers Independence council, heard Stanley F. Morse, the organization's vice president, tell of former employment by the Liberty league. Differences of opinion in the house military committee forced discontinuance of its investigation into alleged direvsion of army surplus goods from charitable purposes to private business channels. The senate postponed until Wednesday its decision whether Federal Judge Halsted L. Ritter of Florida was guilty of "high crimes and misdemeanors." House Marks Time The house marked time until its subcommittee drafting the new tax bill was ready to report. Non-governmental affairs also came in for a share of attention. The capital heard that the automobile manufacturers association, trade organization of the giant motor industry, has resigned from the chamber of commerce of the United States. Informed sources said the motor manufacturers were not satisfied with the chamber's support of legislation to regulate trucks and buses. Other Washington developments: Deadlock Still Unbroken. The chamber of commerce of the United States indorsed some leading features of the Copeland bill, which would substitute outright subsidies for the present system of mail contracts for the merchant marine. But a senatorial deadlock over the measure remained unbroken. Chairman Copeland (D. N. Y.), ITALY WILL FREE ETHIOPIA SLAVES Fascists Accused of Using Poison Gas as League Seeks Peace. . SITUATION AT A GLANCE. By The Associated Press. GENEVA--The league of nations opened its long-deferred negotiations for peace in Bast Africa, consulting the Ethiopian delegate while Italy's representative was enrou te from Rome. LONDON--A call for further sanctions was foreseen by the British, considering the prospects for peace progress slight, as the cabinet assembled to review the situation. PARIS -- The French cabinet encountered demands from both Italy and Britain for a choice as to which side it supported. ROME--The fascist army consolidated its occupation of Ethiopia while Baron Pompeo Aloisi prepared to leave for Geneva. PARIS -- Nationalist sources said Britain was promoting a movement for an "United States of Arabia" to align the Arabs against any further Italian expansion in the Red sea area. CL.' T M ]3 ETHIOPIAN CITIES POISON GASSED GENEVA, m--The Ethiopian government asserted to the league of nations Tuesday that the Italian forces in East Africa had poison gassed 13 Ethiopian cities. Just as this protest was received, the Italian government informed the league that premier Mussolini had decided to free all slaves in Ethiopia. The two communications came to Geneva while Salvador de Madariaga, president of the league council's "committee of 13," discussed the possibility for peace with Beal- aten Gueta Wolde Mariam, the Ethiopian delegate to the league of F.R. SUGGESTION OF WORKING AGE LIMITS STUDIED President Would Make 47 Years Maximum of Employment. HIGHLIGHTS ON PAGE 2 BALTIMORE, (.TV-Offering the suggestion that the active working years of every American bread winner be limited to 47. President Roosevelt had placed before the nation Tuesday a broad outline of the new deal's position on the major problem of unemployment. Amid the cheers of supporters who had gathered for a democratic rally after an old time torchlight parade Monday night, Mr. Roosevelt called on youth to be "social pioneers" and help "bring under control the forces of modem society." Devoting most of his address to a discussion of continuing large scale unemployment, the president promised that it would be attacked "from every conceivable angle." But it was his suggestion for limits on the wage earning life span that arousec much discussion and speculation Tuesday. Limit at Both Ends. Raising ttie question whether i is not "possible and right to limi the active working ages at both ends," Mr. Roosevelt said: "Work oot ror yourselves wha would happen if _a!l the boys'and a the girls of 14 'and 15 arid 16 and 1 who are now working iri industry found it possible to stay in schoo until they were at least 18 years old How many jobs would that give t the young people of the nation wh have graduated from high schoo and from college? "In the same way, ask yourselve how many jobs would be created i the great majority of people wh are now over 65--to take a figur at random--were in a position to re tire in security for the balance o their days on earth." No Indication Given. Mr. Roosevelt did not indicat whether the administration is plan ning specific proposals along thes and other programs already enacted But he did indicate that the new deal, despite the invalidation o NRA, still hopes to attain certair of that experiment's objectives. H said the government "must and wi^ give consideration" to shorter hours stability of employment and "ade quate minimum wages." Again, he called on industry t "undertake reasonable reductions o hours of work a week, while, a the same time, they keep the aver age individual's pay envelope nations. Originally. de Madariaga had been instructed by his committee to talk simultaneously to the Ethiopian and Italian envoys today, but Baron Pompeo Aloisi, the Italian delegate, informed the league that he would not reach Geneva for Rome until Wednesday. 4 ROBBERS RAID IOWA FARM HOME LE MARS, (.T)--Pour bandits raided the farm home of Henry May. near here Tuesday., mistreated his 72 year old wife and fled with 5300 in cash. calling his senate commerce committee together to discuss a vast flood control bill, estimated that some 5500,000,000 worth of projects would be listed for possible inclusion. Friends of Major General Johnson Hagood. who was restored to active duty Monday after a period of suspension for criticizing WPA, indicated he would serve as commander of the Chicago area until July and then retire to take an important job with a Chicago mail order house. least as large as it is today." Speaks at Rally. High placed democrats in con gress and the executive branch sa on the platform in the huge armor here as Mr. Roosevelt addressed hi words to members of the youn democratic clubs of Maryland gath ered for a Jefferson birthday cele bration and to a nationwide radi audience. In the light of flaming torche, accompanied by bands and th tramp of troops, the club member had come to the rally in a four mi! march through Baltimore streets. Vice President Garner rode in a open automobile in the processio; followed by Speaker Byrns, Senate Robinson of Arkansas, Postmaste General James A. Farley and othj leaders. Studied as Text. The president's speech was stiu led Tuesday as a text for many democratic campaign speaker in th months to come. He started with discussion of youth's problems, say ing: "Flaming youth has become flaming question. And youth conn to us wanting to know what we pr pose to do about a society that hur so many of them." Ridiculing the idea that the coi fidence and prosperity of 1928 wou "cure everything," he said, "192 was no millenium." Not Good Enough. "You and I know the simple fact that while production was increasing and profits were increasing in 1928 and 1929, unemployment was growing at an astounding rate, x x x The be'st that the captains of the country and captains of industry could do for you before the depression was not good enough then and it. is not good enough today." Production, he said, is about back to the pre-depression high point, but employment is only about SO per cent as great. But he emphatically ON THE INSIDE Spring Weather Adds to Opening Day Mobs · ON PAGE 9 2 Mason Cityans Are Sentenced For Thef ON PAGE 8 Winter Took 20 Iowa Lives, Survey Show: ON PAGE 8 Clinton Bank Objects to Paying Big Rewarc ON PAGE 10 Clinics on Tuberculin Tests Open Wednesday ON PAGE 12 'Camden Ruby Murder,' Seventeenth Chapte ON PAGE 8 IOWA PAIR FROM RAGS TO RICHES Dry Cleaner Finds $6,000 in Lining of Woman's Old Suit. OLYMPIA, Wash., (.T)--A dry cleaner's discovery of $6,000 in the lining of a woman's old suit has raised a stranded Iowa couple from poverty to comparative wealth. When the couple, known here only as Mr. and Mrs. Yarboss. left Keokuk recently to seek "their fortune" in the west, she rummaged through clothes which had belonged to her mother and chose the suit as the "only thing wearable." In Olympia she sent the suit to O. E. Ke.iffer. for cleaning and repairs. He ripped out the lining to remove wrinkles and found the money in $5, $10 and $20 old style bills. Mr. and Mrs. Yarboss Monday night left for an unannounced destination in California. N PRIMARY MAY SMASH RECORDS Arrests Made and Ballot Box Stuffing Charged in Chicago. CHICAGO, (.T)--Predictions that e Illinois primary vote would mash all records were made Tues- ay as the most intensive campaign years brought voters swarming o the polls. Violence in Chicago accompanied a record turnout, as downstate oters peacefully jammed the voting jooths. First reports of balloting led. County Judge Edmund K. Jarecki of Chicago to predict that the Chicago otal might hit an all time high of .289,000; morethan 1,000,000 bal- ots would be cast in downstate dis- .ricts, it was indicated. A bitter rough and tumble contest for the democratic nomination 'or governor and a struggle between, Senator William E. Borah and Col. Trank Knox, publisher of the Chicago Daily News, for republican ^residential preferment, created in- :ense interest. Salute ot Bullets. The voting in Chicago, where tension was high, opened with a salute of police bullets, dispatched as four elections workers were reported abducted. Complaints of mistreatment of political workers came chiefly from supporters of Gov. Henry Homer, battling the Chicago democratic organization for renominatiou against Dr. Herman N. Bundesen. One wholesale arrest was made. Police .Capt. ' Patrick-. . J. Collins seiwd, 21 men he oiaimed ivers "all known ex-convicts." He asserted they were doing election patrol work for Governor Horner. It was indicated that the hot democratic fight, plus the party's a.ppeals for a big testimonial vote for President Roosevelt, would bring the statewide democratic total to record heights. Republicans Lead Voting. In early counts at Springfield, however, republicans outvoted democrats, reversing the 1934 trend. Stcries of slugging, ballot box stuffing, and claims that bands of hoodlums were roving the wards iled into the election board's of:ice as the campaign came to a hectic finish. Assistant Chief L. A. Taylor set up" a special camp of 150 state po- icemen, owing fealty to the Homer administration, in a downtown hotel, issuing orders to quell disorders. Chairman Alexander McKay of the election board declared the jolice had "no jurisdiction" and asserted he would "look into it." 2 Judges Removed. Two election judges were removed when police reported they found 17 marked ballots, for both republican and democratic primaries, on the person of Philip Zimmerman. 38. Police said the judges apparently had initialed iimmerman's supply of ballots. McKay said it indicated an attempt to stuff the ballot boxes. In the state races. Zimmerman's 10 democratic ballots were marked for Dr. Herman N. Bundesen, Governor Homer's rival. McKay said. Zimmerman's seven republican ballots were marked for C. Wayland Brooks. Watchers on Guard. A great army of watchers stood guard at the polling places, the election board's staff of 500 swelled by other hundreds from the Chicago Bar association and the Association of Commerce. On their reports, ballot boxes in five polling places were confiscated, four on the charge the polls had opened before 8 a, rn.. and the fifth Closing Arguments in Ritter Case End WASHINGTON, (.TV-Closing arguments in the impeachment trial of Federal Judge Halstad L. Rittter of Florida were completed Tuesday in Uie senate. A recess was then taken until -Wednesday when i var- dict is expected to be reached. rejected predictions of a "vast per manent army of unemployed," say ing "no man who is sensitive to hu man values dares to accept" such forecasts. on the claim that after 175 voters appeared only 30 ballots were in the boxes. Early showers in Chicago gave way to sunny skies. Generally fair weather was predicted for the northern Illinois counties, with light rains in the southern sections. BALLOTING NOT HEAVY IN NEBRASKA PRIMARY LINCOLN. Nebr.. LT)--Nebraska political observers Tuesday debated the effect of clear spring -weather on the polling in the statewide primary election. Estimates on the total vote ranged from as low as 200,000 to 300,000-a medium sized vote. In most of the state's cities the ballot appeared to be comparatively heavy but in rural areas farmers seemed to prefer working in their fields in order to get spring seeding done. In the farm sections the polis opened at 7 a. m., and were to clo.-a at 7 p. m. In cities t h e balloting began at S a. m. and was to close at

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