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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COP* ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEIIV1CE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 169 RESCUE CREW REACHES 2 MEN IN MINE Quarreling in Cabinet F. R. Has Plenty of Trouble Within His Official Family. By CHAKLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N (CPA) -- President Roosevelt has plenty t r o u b l e within the ranks of hi official family. H i s advisers quarrel bitterly among t h e m- selves. For example: The row between Secretary o f Commerce Daniel C. Roper and Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins as to what a strike on s h i p b o a r d it - is a it is a amounts to. Secretary Perkins says strike. Secretary Roper . says mutiny. · . , , , A mere strike is not punishable. It may lead up to incidents which are but the strike itself is not. Mutiny at sea is severely punishable, however. Conflicting Views. There haven't been any strikes actually at sea, but there have been several of them on shipboard, m port, and they have delayed some sailings. Secretary Roper takes the view that the mariners, having signed on, were at sea to all intents and purposes. Secretary Perkins 1 reasoning fa that a'fo'mast iand simply is a workingman until his ship casts off and after it has docked--that he is at perfect legal"" liberty To quit his job whenever he pleases, except when his craft literally is on th bounding billows. Precedent is rather in. Secretary Roper's favor. Under martime law a sailor gives his services for a round-trip cruise, and is not supposed to resign and go ashore on an intermediate wnart any more than he may refuse orders on the ocean. However, times, under the American flag, are changing. Poor Conditions" Illustratively, it is charged that the Morro Castle disaster would not have occurred except for the low pay and poor living conditions of officers and crew on the unlucky vessel, coupled with consequent bad discipline, and inadequate steamship inspection--for which Secretary Roper's department is responsible. The loss of the Vestris, which simply turned turtle off Hatteras in 1928, also is attributed to insufficient inspection. The Vestris, to be sure, was a British, not an American craft, but she operated out of New York and was subject to American clearance regulations. All the same, American seamanship has been much more stringently protected under Yankee law than by any foreign power. Fails to Protect? The La- Follette (elder La Follette) seamen's act of a couple of decades ago was designed to place American sailormen on an equal basis with all American workers on land. Theoretically it should have done so. In practice? American trade, within its tariff wall, has been able to fight outside competition at home, but it cannot fight it on the free seas. Prices of building, equipping and manning ships are relatively high here. All very well for American coastal trade, which can be controlled. But in foreign markets a merchant shipping subsidy is called for The shipowners want it, for obvious reasons. They do not seem to want to divide it with the fo'mast hands. Crown Prince Wosan Takes Control of Ethiopia FOLLOWS ORDER OF HIE, WHO DIRECTS TROOPS Emperor Reported to Be Making Last Stand on Pass. ADDIS ABABA, (;P) -- Crown Prince Asfa Wosan took control of the Ethiopian government Wednesday on direct orders from his father, Emperor Haile Selassie. The prince returned to the capital from the fighting front in the midst of reports that his fatther's troops had revolted in mutiny against him in the northern sector. The crown prince established his headquarters here. Making Last Stand. Meanwhile, Haile Selassie was understood to be making his last stand against Italian troops moving southward from Dessye. Earlier in the day, the emperor was reported to be successful in holding up the advance at Warra Hailu, 70 miles south of Dessye. It was stated that the king of kings and his men have taken a position on the 9,000 foot high mountain pass in that region to defend the capital against the strong Italian column coming from the north. Fears Are Decreased. As a result of the emperor's operations, the fears of the population of Addis Ababa decreased. The run on the Bank of Ethiopia eased off as the Italian occupation of the capital appeared more distant, and the British officials of the institution decided to keep operating indefinitely. Earlier they had announced their intention of closing the bank April 24. Some shops in the-city also reopened. COMMITTEE TO HEARTOWNSEND Subpoena Issued m Probe by House Group; Called for May 5. WASHINGTON, CW--Dr. F. E. Townsend, founder of the plan to pay ?200 monthly pensions to all jersons over 60, has been sub- enaed to appear May 5 before the committee investigating the Townsend movement. Sheridan Downey, personal counsel for Dr. Townsend, said Wednesday the subpena was served on the retired California physician at bis Washington hotel. Downey said Dr. Townsend "insisted that he be allowed to testify as soon, as the opportunity presented tself." Roosevelt Pays Last Tribute to Adviser FALL'RIVER, Mass.. (.«--Presi- dent Roosevelt came here Wednesday to pay final tribute to his friend and adviser, Louis McHenry Howe. | A huge throng surrounded the ^railroad station as the presidential -Special pulled in at S:45 a. m., and Shed the route to the cemetery to 2Bve tribute to the distinguished city \n of this city. !f- With the family of Howe the i ?resident and Mrs. Roosevelt left the special train shortly after arrival from Washington where funeral services were held in the east room of the white house. The procession started out immediately for the cemetery. ilectric Chair, Said to Be Fastest, Made at Cook County Jail CHICAGO, OB--An electric chair, described as the ''fastest working" device of its kind in the United States, was completed Wednesday at the Cook county (Chicago) jail. Warden Frank Sain said it was designed to reduce the brief but trying period the condemned must spend in the death chamber. He figured the chair, rebuilt and mechanized, would cut the time required to clamp in the victim to 10 seconds. Previously, from 35 to 40 seconds were spent in fastening the old fashioned belts. Under the new setup, the straps are inserted in grip-type buckles. An operator shifts a lever and the belts are pulled tight by a mechanical process. At the same time the leg and arm fastenings and the head piece are adjusted. The warden asserted he was confident Cook county now had the "fastest working" chair. But he will probably have to wait some time for a practical demonstration. The most recent execution was 14 months ago. Death row is vacant now. Enters Plea of Innocent. CEDAR RAPIDS, (.T)--Leonard Anderson, 19, of Iowa City, pleaded innocent to an automobile theft charge on arraignment before District Jurlge H. C, Ring who set bond at $2,500 ON THE INSIDE CLARENCE PRICE Date Set for Appeal on Murder Sentence ON PAGE 2 Safety Council For Wright Is Organized ON PAGE 8 Cliff Hathaway to Run Friday Baseball Class ON PAGE 9 County Supervisors Buy Snow Removal Equipment ON PAGE 16 Plans Completed for Merit Badge Exposition ON PAGE 16 Army of Foe Near Gate of Addis Ababa By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reliable sources in Rome reported that the northern Italian army under Marshal Pietro Badog-lio had come within 70 miles of Addis Ababa. Emperor Haile Selassie, leading a reorganized force of defenders was reported in Addis Ababa as having stemmed.the advance of the fascist forces 70 miles south of Dessye, his former field headquarters in the north. The report said the "king of kings" was making a stand in the mountains in the Warra Hailu re- ·ion to check the motorized column of the Italians. Italian Claims Conflicting. Italian reports said this motorized column, mounted on hundreds of trucks, was encountering little resistance in its drive from Dessye, former field headquarters of Ethiopia's emperor, Haile Selassie, to the capital 165 miles away. The Italian commander-in-chief in East Africa reported that the southern army was advancing on -the heels of the retreating Ethiopian troops. He reported a minor engagement with the rear guard of the defenders on the southern front. All of Italy, meanwhile, waited for the signal of an "adunta" or mobilization, which many believed would be called immediately upon the occupation of Addis Ababa by the fascist forces. The Ethiopians moved new forces into the mountains northwest of Addis Ababa in an effort to stem the tide of the motorized Italian army on the road to the capital. Badoglio May Divert Advance. Because of this preparation for defense on the motor road to the city, it was believed Marshal Badoglio might attempt a maneuver to the southeast or cast of the Ethiopian capital. The German military demonstrations of recent times has been the inspiration for these fears, which have been increased by reports of a strengthening of the nazi air force and the beginning of fortifications in the former demilitarized zone in the Rhineland. Informed quarters believed the 'anschlus" or annexation with Austria would be started as a nax.i coup in that central European nation. BILL ON TAXES CLAIMED TO FIX SYSTEM DEFECT Revenue Yield Placed a $803,000,000; Fire Drawn Quickly. WASHINGTON, (.-PI--Estimatm 0 the revenue yield at $803,000,001 the ways and means committee ma jority formally recommended it new tax bill to the house Wcdnesdaj as a means of correcting "the great est defect in our present system o taxation." The republican minority already had called the lax plan drafted on President Roosevelt's suggestions a "vicious" threat to "the stability o business and employment." Heated Controversy Indicated. The opposing views foretold the heated controversy into which the 249 page bill headed as leaders se aside tomorrow for opening debate The democratic committee major ity, filing its report on the bill, said the new plan of taxing corporation net income, with rates fixed accord ing to the proportion of earning. 1 undistributed, wO'nld provide the remedy for th major defect in the existing tax system by which "sur taxes on individuals are avoided bj impounding- income in corporate surpluses." Chief Purposes Listed. , Chief purposes of the prop j ei change in the method of ta;/-nj corporate, incomes, ..the.. reporL-jjaid were: To prevent avoidance of surtax b individuals through the accumula tion of incomes by corporations; to remove serious inequities and in- eqaiities between corporate, partnership, and individual forms o: business organizations, and to remove the inequity as between large and small shareholders resulting from the present flat corporate rates. Candidates Crowd to Secretary Office for Filing Nominations DBS MOINES, (JP--Late filing candidates seeking nomination in the June 1 primaries crowded the secretary of state's office Wednesday, with the filing deadline--5 p. m.--only a few hours away. The filing of Justice Richard F. Mitchell of Fort Dodge for democratic nomination for governor completed the list of known gubernatorial candidates. . John H. Mitchell of Fort Dodge, a :ousin of Justice Mitchell also filed for the democratic nomination for attorney general, spiking rumors he might withdraw. Additional entries through letters received in early mails Wednesday swelled the total number, of qualified candidates to 467. Further filings are expected to swell the list to well above 500 before the deadline. Included in the candidates filed so far are 106 democrats and 155 republicans for state representatives, and 41 democrats and 46 republicans for state senators. Congressional candidates included Edward J. Markle (R) New Hampton; A. C. Willford (D) of Waterloo; William Galloway (R) Waterloo. FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday, not so cool in extreme wcsf, light to heavy frost in central and cast Wednesday n i g h t , somewhat warmer Thursday. MINNESOTA: Fair and not quite so cool Wednesday; Thursday increasing cloudiness with rising temperature. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 45 Minimum in Night 23 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 35 Tuesday night's minimum was the lowest recorded since the first week in April. There was a bright sun Wednesday morning and the atmosphere was at comolete rest. How Rescuers Fought to Reach Entombed Men Rescuers are shown here at work just before Dr. D. E. Robertson and Alfred Scaddlng were reached In an old Moose River, N. S. gold mine. :Tons of-TOC k -and dirt were hauled away-in mine cars. FIORENZA GOES BEFORE OFFICER Charged With Attacking and Killing Mrs. Titterton in Apartment. NEW YORK, (.-PI--John Fiorenza, taciturn upholsterer's helper, was arraigned in magistrate's court Wednesday on an affidavit charging he attacked, and killed Mrs. Nancy Evans Titterton in her Beekman place apartment April 10. Earlier, in police lineup he had readily admitted the crime, the details of which he confessed Tuesday to Police Commissioner Lewis J. Valentine and District Attorney William C. Dodge. The hearing on the affivadit was postponed until next Tuesday on the request of Assistant District Attorney William O'Rourke'who said he expected an indictment would have been re- :urned by that lime. A few hours earlier Fiorenza, unshaven and stripped of shoe laces, belt and necktie, admitted the slaying on monosyllabic answers to questions of detectives in police lineup. Upsetting of Truck Causes 102nd Mishap' in Iowa During Year DES MOINES, W)--Arne Peterson. 27, Randall, died of a broken back in a hospital here Wednesday, the one hundred second traffic accident victim in Iowa this year. Peterson wag riding in a truck driven by Jerome T. Peterson, also of Randall, which overturned on highway 65 just north of the city imits. The truck driver told officers he was blinded by the lights of an approaching automobile. The two men are not related. Wendell De Jong. 5, of Maurice, became the one hundred first traffic /ictim last night when he died of njuries suffered Monday night when he was struck by an automobile in front of his home. CHANGE IS SOUGHT IN WEBSTER CITY'S GOVERNMENT STYLE WEBSTER CITY, (£)--Revision of this city's 20 year old city manager form of government which has been a model for municipal organization of other communities is sought in petitions now in circulation here. The petitions, which require 800 signatures, ask an ejection to the ward system of electing councilmen. It is proposed to retain the city manager plan by adopting it by ordinance later, however. At present the city elects only three councilmen and a mayor, five of the councilmen by wards and two at large. Advocates of the change say their move is inspired by dissention in the present council and the hope that a ward system would provide a council "nearer" to the public and niore amenable to public sentiment. In the past delegations from other cities and towns in Iowa and other states have visited Webster City to study operation of its city manager plan. Confirmation of J. L. Lichty as Postmaster at Luverne Is Made WASHINGTON, (. ; P)--The senate :onfirmed nominations of the fol- owing as Iowa postmasters: Rose VI. Fishbach, Granville; Vcrn U. Waters, Havelock: Louis A. Hassel- rink, Kellogg; Joseph L. Lichty, .uverne; George M. Smith, North Inglish: Clifford P. Shane, New 'irginia; Viola F. MrCartan. Po- ahonlas; Hattio Bandy, Redfield: ^ynian L. Dcfrcrep, Sidney; and Peter T. Belgard, Tipton. NEW ARMY TANK BREAKS RECORDS Covers Distance to Rock Island From Dallas m 32 Hours. ROCK ISLAND, 111., (.«--The new high speed U. S. army tank, manufactured at the Rock Island arsenal, has returned from a test run from Dallas, Tex., making more mileage in less time than ever made before by an army tank. Although records were broken the tank was not making a run for time records. The total distance covered was 1.076 miles a nd the traveling time just a few minutes over 32 hours. The longest day's run was 342 miles in 10 hours, which broke the record for the best day's run made in 1934 by the tank that was sent from the arsenal to Washington and which covered 335 miles in 11 hours. Earl Trimble, arsenal expert, drove the tank the entire distance from Dallas. He said that at no time was the machine extended to its top speed. Peet State Supervisor. DES MOINES, (.T)--L. M. Peet of Des Moines announced he has received forma! notification of his appointment as state supervisor for the National Union for Social Justice in Iowa, and declared a campaign will be organized at once. PRICE IS PLACED ON KARPIS' HEAD $5,000 Reward Is Offered for Information to Enemy No. 1. WASHINGTON, I/P) _ Attorney General Cummings W e d n e s d a y placed a price on the head of Alvin Karpis, "public enemy No. 1," and his limping pal, Harry Campbell. The attorney general offered $5,000 "for information furnished to a representative of the federal bureau of investigation which results in the apprehension of Alvin Karpis," and 52,500 for similar information leading to the arrest of Campbell. The rewards were offered in special "wanted" pictures of each of the outlaws. Karpis was named Saturday as one of the plotters in the kidnaping of William A. Hamm, Jr., St. Paul brewer, in June 1933. FIRST AID GIVEN PAIR, SUFFERING INTENSE AGONY Unable to Bring Couple to Mine Surface at Once. SEARCH CHRONOLOGY MOOSE RIVER, N. S., (.T)-The chronology of events in the struggle to rcs'cue the imprisoned men in the Moose River Gold mine Wednesday is as follows: (Times are Atlantic Standard): 1 a. m.--Rescue workers believe they are only 12 feet from the clear shaft leading to the men. Dr. Robertson calls up he is good for 48 hours if necessary. 8:30 a. m.--Miners report to surface they talked with Dr. Robertson through a thin barrier of earth and rock. Joe Simpson, daring leader of the Stcllarton draeg- erman, returns with two companions to drive through into the 141 root ievc! in a !ast frantic push. S:42 a. m.--Miners at the mine- head express belief rescue might be effected by 11 a. m., A. S. T., but Michael Dwyer. minister of mines, believes it will take longer. Miners say Dr. Robertson told them Scadding's feet "are swelled awful bad." 10:45 a. m.--Workers in shafts say they are not sure of distance of entombed men, but that it should not take more than one and a half hours to break through the remaining barrier. 10:5S a. m.--Miners in shaft say they will break through "any minute now." 1:45 p. m.--Rescuers report - .they have broken -through to prison" cavern.' - ' ' 2 p. m.--Dr. F. R, Davis, minister of health, goes down shaft to administer first aid and hypodermic to long-entombed men. Iowa Girl, 4, Dies From Injuries After Second Story Fall BURLINGTON. /P -- Dorothy Day, 4, die at a Burlington hospital Wednesday morning of head injuries suffered in a fall from a second floor window at her parents' home Monday afternoon. The little girl, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Newell C. Day, died without regaining consciousness after her fall. Her father is district agent for an Iowa life insurance company. Surviving besides her parents are three sisters and seven-months old twin brothers. Strike of Students for Peace Is Called NEW YORK, ;p _ College and high school students who felt the cause of world peace could be furthered by walking out temporarily on their classes were called to a nationwide strike Wednesday by the American Student Union. Faculties, too. were invited to join the demonstration which was keyed to the opening of a two-year emergency peace campaign of several organizations. Golden Held for Thelt. OMAHA, (.T)--Police held a man who gave his name as George L. Golden of Sioux City in connection with the theft of diamond rings valued at S?00 from the home of Mrs. Anna McDowell ol Omaha. (Copyright, 1336, by The Associated I'rtM) MOOSE RIVER--Dr. F. R. Davis, minister of health of Novia Scotia, reached Dr. D. E. Robertson and Charles Alfred Scadding, imprisoned underground nearly 10 days, with a hypodermic needle shortly after 4 p. m., local time (2 p. m., central standard time) Wednesday. The cabinet minister went to the side of the two entombed men, who earlier had been reached by rescue miners, in response to a plea from Dr. Robertson for the hypodermic to relieve the intense pain he and his companion were suffering from their long exposure. Inquest Is Ordered. Reports from the 141 foot level, where the men were entrapped with Herman Mag-ill, Toronto lawyer, on Easter Sunday night, said that Dr. Davis administered a pain alleviating drug while the rescue crew worked in the passage way leading to the rescue shaft. It was believed that it still would be several hours before the men could be brought to the surface owing to the tortuous nature of the passage. At the same time, authorities ordered an inqusst into the death of Herman Magill, Toronto lawyer and second co-owner of the mine, who died Monday of exposure. ClejiriiiK Loose Dirt. Dr. Davis was followed into the shaft by stretcher bearers who were expected to bring up the living men and the body of their companion. But doctors at the mine head said it would be "some time" before the men could be removed. Officials indicated that miners were still clearing loose earth from the small, twisting passage through which rescuers had penetrated into the prison cavern. Shortly after the stretcher bearers went down, a call was sent up for a hack saw and extra blade, and it was presumed that a net work of old pipes, known to be running through the gold mine working, had to be- cut before the stretchers could be carried through the passage. A group of three veteran coal miners, members of Nova Scotia's famous mine rescue organization, the draegarmen, formed the spearhead of the underground attack which reached the noted Toronto surgeon and his friend. Ask for Drugs at Once. Their companion on the descent into the gold mine on Easter Sunday night, Herman Magill, died two days ago from privations. So unbearable was the pain t h n t the two entombed men suffered t h a t Dr. Robertson asked for hypodermic injections at once. Three physicians stood ready to give the injection. They were Dr. F. R. Davis. Nova Scotif.'s m i n i s t e r of health. Dr. H. K. MacDonald and Dr. Ronald Rankin. At 1:25 p. m.. loral t i m r . the workers below began sending part

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