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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 COFX ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APBIL 23, 1936 ·mis PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 170 Stone Stand Is Surprise Not Classed Among Liberals on U. S. High Court. By CHARLES P. STEWAKX A S H I N G T O N , (CPA)--There is nothing surprising in the fact t h a t Associate Justice Louis D. B r a n d e i s and Benjamin N. Car- m itll dozo are on the Iffl liberal side of ev- . t ery split decision 1 ' which the United States supreme court r e n d e rs . They are liberals of long standing. But one scarcely would have thought that Associate Justice .w»,..,«»«~~. Harlan F - stone would be so consistently of their faction. His law firm of Satterlee, Canfield and Stone had a hig-hly conservative practice. Among its clients, for example, was the house of J. P. Morgan--first the elder "J. P." then his estate, in the hands of the present magnate. This was not what one would be likely to call a liberalizing professional connection. Stone was appointed, too, to the attorney general's office and later to the supreme bench by President Coolidge, who was not noted for picking very liberal folk to fill important positions within his gift. Branded Reactionary. What is more, his confirmation as a supreme court justice was fought in the Urjted States senate on the ground that he was a reactionary. Liberal solons quite generally objected to him. An old mining engineer, now dead, of the name of James B. Ownbey, once a small partner of the elder J. P. Morgan, came all the way from Colorado and waged a formidable campaign to try to show that Stone was unsuitable. He charged that Stone had furnished the legal acu- . men : -ip ifUm^flaW-iim, according, to his ·owh:'£fccb'ufit,Cout of approximately- 51,000,000, in the-Morgan estate's 'iBteiest;'eo;lottet :: Ownbey .was , armed, besides,-with a resolution of ,.the Colorado legislature, expressing sympathy with him. He also had the support of the now defunct People's Legislative Service, a creation, principally, of the late Senator Robert M. La Follette, and therefore, naturally, a mighty liberal outfit. Liberals in Sorrow. The extreme liberals believed that they had suffered a severe jolt when the senate confirmed Stone's supreme court appointment. Some of them voted for him to be sure. The late Senator Thomas J. Walsh was one of them, I recall. I asked him how he reconciled his ballot with Colonel Ownbey's compliments, and the senator said, "Even if the colonel wag flim-flammed, it was done strictly according to legal Hoyle." Senator Walsh was a fanatical legalist; if what was done, was done staturatorially it was right, as per his reckoning. Parenthetically: What Stone did, according to Ownbey, as a Morgan lawyer, was to dig up a long-forgotten, obsolete law, and suddenly apply it to the colonel's disadvantage. It was a Delaware law and the Delaware legislature, its attention called to the matter, hastily repealed it. But that was too late to help Colonel Ownbey. Believed Conservative. All this was of a nature to give Justice Stone an extremely conservative send-off. As a supreme court justice he is as inaccessible as any hermit, but I interviewed him as attorney general. I thought he was a moderate conservative. Yet here he is lined up, regularly, with radical Justice Cardozo and still more radical Justice Brandeis! Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes has some liberal tradition. Associate Justice Owen J. Roberts is a little bit liberal. Heaven forbid any liberality in Associate Justices Willis Van Devanter, James C. McReynoIds, George Sutherland or Pierce Butler. But one would not have expected to find Justice Stone in the liberal minority. Son's Film Earnings Basis of New Attack by Mrs. Bartholomew LOS ANGELES, (IP)--Freddie Bartholomew's movie earnings provided a new line of attack Thursday for his mother, Mrs. Lillian Bartholomew, who lost her court fight to regain his custody. The mother seeks to compel the boy's aunt and guardian Miss Myl- liccnt Bartholomew, to account for "more than S50.000 she estimates the 12 year old star has made in two years. His salary is said to be 51,000 a week. PAIR REST AFTER MINE RESCUE Ethiopian Troops Blast Road to Addis Ababa LEADERREPORTS ITALIANS BEATEN IN 3 DAY BATTLE Fascists in North Ready to Meet Last Stand of Defenders. (Cojivricht, 19.TO. liy TUB Assacinlcil Pri^s.) ADDIS A B A B A -- Ethiopian troops blasted whole sections of the Dessye-Addis Ababa road Thursday in a supreme effort to stem the Italian advance as Ras Nasibu reported victory after a fierce three day battle in the south. Reports received at government headquarters said troops under the personal direction of Emperor Haile Selassie were continuing a major offensive south of Dessye. As an emergency measure in defense of the capital, the sections of the highway were being hurtled over almost perpendicular cliffs. From the Ethiopian chieftain's headquarters at Daggah Bur, Ras Nasibu reported the fascist army's drive in Ogaden province was brought to a standstill. The southern Ethiopian commander said the blackshirts were driven "several tens of kilometers" south of Badudanan. The Italian leader, Gen. Rodolfo Graziana, rushed reinforcements up and compelled the Ethiopians to retire to Badudanan, Ras Nasibu declared. ITALIANS FIGHT THROUGH MUDDY, SWOLLEN RIVERS By The Associated Press The Italian .army fought through muddy, swollen Ethiopian rivers Thursday in its drive into'the heart of that East African empire, crossing a rough terrain made even more difficult by the advent of tropical rains. The northern forces, under the East African commander-in-chief Marshal Pietro Badoglio, were reported in Rome to be high in the mountains of Shoa province, expecting momentarily to face a desperate last stand by the native Ethiopian defenders. Surveys Before Attack. The southern army, under Gen. Rodolfo Grasiani, has not been halted by the heavy downpours, and the general himself flew over the Ethiopian ground works south of Harar, to make a survey of fee-enemy positions before attacking. The empress of Ethiopia made an appeal through foreign newspapermen to the world, asking that the great powers support her nation in its fight against the fascist invaders. Crown Prince Kules. Her son, Crown Prince Asfa Wosan wag in control of the government at Addis Ababa, as his father, Emperor Haile Selassie led the native warriors in battle, against the fascist aggressors north of the capital. The French government took measures to put teeth into its mutual assistance pact with soviet Russia. A conference between Foreign Minister Pierre-Etienne Flandin and Vladimir Potemkin, Russia's ambassador in Paris, paved the way tor talks between the general staffs of the two countries to plan measures to be put. into effect in case of a German aggressioi) against either nation. HOUSE MEMBER GETS SENTENCE Representative Zioncheck May Pay $45 Fine or Serve 20 Days. WASHINGTON, UP)--Representative Zioncheck of Washington was convicted of speeding and contempt of court in the District of Columbia traffic court Thursday and sentenced to pay fines totaling S45, or spend 20 days in jail. Zioncheck had been taken to the guard room in a house office building after a scuffle with a policeman attempting to serve papers against him. He was then taken into court to answer a charge of speeding at 70 miles an hour. Blake "Holding His Own." BEDFORD. (.T)---Authorities here received word from the Methodist hospital at St. Joseph, Mo., that Charles Blake. 15, who was found wounded in his home here Friday, was "holding his own'' but still was in a critical condition Death of Boy, 3, Changes From Accident to Murder Man and Woman Each 1 ' Accuse Other One of Crime. ALTOONA, Pa., (JP--The death of 3 year old Matthew "Sonny" Karmendi from a broken skull suddenly became a murder case Thursday and police pointed to a conspiracy between Sonny's mother and the man who lately bad been her companion on journeys to movie theaters. Asst. Dist. Atty. Robert J. Puderbaugh announced shortly after midnight that Mrs. Margaret Karmendi, 22, and Roy Lockard, 24, both had signed sworn statements--each accusing the other of striking little Sonny with a heavy bolt or railroad spike. The boy died Tuesday night. Lockard took him to a hospital and told- police that while he was carrying Sonny home an automobile sped past and a door handle apparently pierced the baby's head. Hunt for Automobile. Police spent all day Wednesday searching for an automobile whose license number was furnished by Lockard. Lockard spent the day as usual at work on a WPA project but in the evening was arrested and taken before Puderbaugh 'for questioning. Mrs. Karmendi also was taken into custody. The assistant prosecutor said statements were made after hours of questioning and both were similar except concerning the actual striking of the.fatal blow. 1 Puderbaugb said Lockard and Mrs. Karmendi met while the woman's husband, Matthew, ,Sr., was at work in a silk mill. He said'the couple" walked to a deserted section of the city and waited until a car passed. Puderbaugh said the blow was then struck and the mother ran across the road and screamed. Went to Movies. Puderbaugh said Lockard, met Mrs. Karmendi March IS and they had frequently gone to motion pictures together in the evenings, usually taking Sonny with them. Puderbaugh said Lockard's statement recited that Mrs. Karmendi during the last walk opened her coat tp show the heavy bolt and that when the opportunity came she used it, throwing it into a field. He said the mother's statement declared: "Roy got a. pin (meaning the bolt) out of his pocket while going over the 17th street bridge. He told, 'something is going to happen.' I asked him what and lie said, 'wait and see.'" The statement added that about a mile later'on "Roy turned and hit the baby. I heard him groan and I screamed." Puderbaugh said both will be charged with murder. Labor on Plans to Save John Fiorenza NEW YORK, im--Counsel for John Fiorenza, 24 year old confessed slayer of Mrs. Nancy Evans Titterton, labored Thursday on plans to save him from conviction of first degree murder and the electric chair. Attorney Henry Klauber indicated he would endeavor to prove Fiorenza was insane. T/^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Increasing cloudiness probably followed by local showers beginning late Thursday night or Friday; not so cool in south and extreme east Thursday night, cooler Friday except In extreme southeast. MINNESOTA: Fair in extreme north, probably snow in central and showers or snow in south portion Thursday night and Friday; slightly cooler in . northwest, warmer in extreme southeast Thursday night; colder Friday in south. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24; hour period ending at S o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 53 Minimum in Night SO At 8 A. M. Thursday 44 The upswing of the mercury was under way Thursday, hastened by a south wind and a warm sun. Wednesday night's minimum was 7 degrees above that recorded on the previous night. ON THE INSIDE L. H. HUGHES Hughes Adds Voice to Attack on Governor ON PAGE 2 'Camden Murder Case,' Twenty-Fifth Chapter ON PAGE 6 Dickinson to Talk at _ AcHey Session May 7 ON PAGE 12 G-G Baseball School to Open at Y Friday Night ON PAGE 13 Mason City High Nine Plays Swea City Club ON PAGE 13 BOY KIDNAPED, MAKES ESCAPE 10 Year Old Gets Away as Father Gets $20,000 Ransom Demand. ALLENTOWN, Pa., (IP) -- Ten year old Henry T. Koch, son of a department store executive, was kidnaped on his way to school Thursday but escaped as his father received a demand for $20,000 ransom. Police said a man they arrested admitted the abduction. Young Koch, bound and gagged with tape and left in a woods on the outskirts of Allentown, cut the tape on his legs with a rock. He ran to a farm nearby and got aid. A man seized near the scene described himself as John James of Chicago, but police expressed the belief that was fictitious. They said a roll of adhesive tape and four prepared ransom notes were in his pockets. The notes were arranged in orderly fashion, each succeeding one stronger in tenor than'the previous. What apparently was intended to be the final demand said: "If you try to double cross us this time you can go home for you will not get your son back." It was signed "final warning." Shirley Temple Says "P r ' T T '" 1 m browing Up as 7th Birthday Arrives HOLLYWOOD, Cal., (.T)--Shirley Temple, of the dimples, curls and bos office appeal, was 1 years old Thursday. "Gee--I'm growing up." she said. Since the little motion picture star hasn't any reason to keep her birthday a secret--like older actresses sometimes do--it is a big day for her. Her schedule: Playing with her presents, including a pony from her mother, a bicycle from her brother. Jack, and from another brother, George, Jr., a torquoise ring. Blowing out seven candles on home-made birthday cake. Visiting crippled children at a hospital. DEBATE ON NEW TAX PROGRAM IS BEGUN IN HOUSE Bill Also Considered by Finance Committee of Senate. WASHINGTON, .T)--The Roosevelt tax program, including levies on undistributed income of corpora tions headed into debate in the house Thursday while senators made ready to examine it closely. Coincidentally the communications commission received testimony that the American Telephone and Telegraph company collected large profits by renting telephone instru ments to corporating companies, and then selling the equipment in 1927 for a further profit of 514,000 000. Another industry, steel, occupied a senate labor subcommittee. It heard from Heber Glankenhorn, researcher for the national labor board, that steel companies are moving toward the "throwing out of half their employes in the next few years. Roosevelt Writes Speech. President Roosevelt began work on a speech to be delivered Satui- day night to democrats in New York. He was told by Senator Robinson, the democratic leader, that congress probably would go home the first week, in'June. As .the: house began .debate .on the $803,000,000 revenue bill, Chairman Harrison (D.-Miss.) said the senate finance committee "probably will deside to give consideration" to new processing taxes which are not included in the house measure. Other developments: Secretary Ickes scaled down to ?20,000 the SS9.500 requested by Arthur Mullen, former democratic national committeeman, for legal services with power projects in Nebraska. Hails Housing Bill. J. David Stern, Pennsylvania and New York publisher, hailed the 5786,000,000 Wagner housing-bill as "the first direct challenge to cei tain selfish real estate, banking and insurance interests." He testified before a senate committee. Hope for an adjournment of congress the first week in June was expressed to President Roosevelt by Senator Robinson of Arkansas, the democratic leader. "I think we all realize," said Robinson upon leaving the white house, "that the tax and relief bills are the pivotal questions upon which the time of adjournment hinges. Adjournment Indefinite. "It is not possible now to fix a definite time for adjournment. Undoubtedly the time between now and June 1 will be required. A few days additional may be necessary." As the house gathered to begin debate on the tax bill, described by democratic proponents as a needed reform and by republican critics as a threat to business, the sen- aate finance committee also began consideration of the bill. The word went out that Secretary Morgenthau would appear be fore the latter body, a crucial test ing ground for all tax legislation. He did not appear before the house ways and means committee when it was drafting the bill and his absence was called "strange" in a minority report written by republicans. Watch Business Trends. With the capital watching business trends for their effect on unemployment and other problems, the chamber of commerce of the United States produced a cheery re. port about foreign trade. It said there was a "continued, though not spectacular" improvement in American exports in 1935, with cotton, automobiles, machinery and petroleum products topping the list of goods for which increased foreign demand was voted. Harry L. Hopkins, relief admin istrator. in a report on transient unemployed, said nearly 1,000,000 persons took to the road since 1929. Only as the transients are given work can .they be absorbed into the more stable population, he said. AAA kept an eye on the "dust bowl" of the southwest after Secretary Wallace said that another dry month would bring critical conditions there. Conversing With Entombed Men Premier Angus MacDonald of Nova Scotia is shown in the top photo speaking through the tube which was the means of communication with Charles A. Scadding, lower right, and Dr. D. E. Robertson, lower left, during their ten day entombment 141 feet below the surface of the Moose River, N. S., gold mine. The men were brought out early Thursday. (Central Press Soundphoto) Boy Drowned in Pond. MOLINE, 111.. I/Pi--Frederick Parcell. 8. was drowned in a pond Wednesday evening when he fell from a raft. Students in Class After Big Parades CHICAGO, (.'Pi--Thousands of colleges and high school students turned back to the routine of class- work Thursday after expressing their organized sentiment for peace in the American Students' Union's third annual demonstration against war. Proportionate p a r t i c i p a t i o n ranged from 400 students out of an enrollment of 700 at Lawrence college, Appleton, Wis., to 50 out of 1,400 at DePauw. Grecncastle, Ind. Joseph Lash, national secretary of the union estimated total participation Wednesday at not less than half a million. Demonstrations Orderly. Most demonstrations were orderly but the atmosphere of peace was disrupted by a fist fight at Tulane university in New Orleans and a clash between police and parading students of Lawrence college. A free for all fight developed among 300 students at the University of Kansas and an assault on the speakers' stand was made at Temple university by an unsympathetic flying squadron. Demonstrators at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and at Dakota Wesleyan university in Mitchell, S. Dak., ran a gauntlet of odorous eggs and overripe tomatoes. Smith W. BrooKhart, former Iowa senator, told a University of Iowa audience he believed the United States should not join the league of nations "until the competitive economic system is displaced by a cooperative system." Finds It "Consol ! :iR." At Princton, N. J.. Dr. Albert Einstein, German scientist, said he ,15, HAPPY FATHER IS SAFE Big Cheer at Mouth of Mine Reverberates in Heart of Ethel Scadding. WAUKESHA, Wis., LV -- The cheer that rose from the throng of rescuing miners and spectators al the Moose River, N. S., mine reverberated Thursday in the heart and countenance of Ethel Scadding, 15 year old daughter of one of the men taken from the rock bound tomb. "I'm so happy, so glad' my father is alive and safe," she said as the word that Charles Alfred Scadding had been rescued came from the radio speaker where she had sat tensely each night since she learned of the imprisonment. She was just going to bed. she said, to continue the prayers she had offered nightly for the trapped men and the rescue crews when the news brought relief from the agonizing excitement of the last ten nays. found the student peace day observance "consoling." At Temple, Oswald Garrison Villard. editor of the Nation, told students: "The youth of the nation has a right to demand a referendum the r.rxt time they are asked to go and die on the battlefield." At Chicago and Northwestern universities some students took the "Oxford oath" against participation in war. New York produced the largest demonstrations. There 10,000 college s t u d e n t s and 300 pupils of three high schools attended meetings. SCADDINGTAKEN TO HALIFAX FOR HOSPITAL CARE Robertson Recuperating; Inquest Is Held in Magiir Death. (Copyright, 11130, liy The AJTOelatcil Tress) MOOSE RIVER, N. S.--Charles Alfred Scadding, rescued from the kloose River gold mine, was taken by airplane Thursday to Halifax ~or hospital treatment while Dr. D. 3. Robertson, the other man rescued alive, was reported recupera- ing in the emergency hospital erec- ed near the mine head. The two rescued men were shielded from questioners by doctors and nurses. An inquest was held to determine the exact cause of the death of Her, man Magill, who perished underground early last Monday. At the inquest, Dr. Glenn Donovan of Halifax testified: "I believe :o the best of my knowledge that Herman Magill died of pneumonia, in all probability brought on by exposure to cold and damp when his body was in a low state of vitality through lack of nourishment." No Signs of Fracture. Dr. Donovan said he had examined Magill's body and that he had found no signs of skull fracture or of any bleeding from the ears, nose or mouth. The inquest was adjourned until next Tuesday after Felix D. Henderson, mine manager, and Suther Higgins had testified. The two men, sitting up and laughing, but keeping their eyes averted from the body of their dead .companion,. Magill, were released from their trap early Thursday by a daring rescue crew of miners who tunneled through the 200 feet of "live earth." The 62 year old Dr. Robertson, a noted Toronto physician, crawled with his rescuers out of the crumbling 141 foot level of the old mine and most of the way up the main operating shaft. Carried on Stretcher. Placed on a stretcher, he was carried the rest of the way to the surface and emerged at 12:4.1 a. m., Atlantic standard time (10:44 p. m., Wednesday, CST) into the free air he had not breathed since the mine caved in Easter Sunday. "Thank you, boys," the doctor said, waving to the cheering, singing crowd, gathered at the mine head, as he was borne triumphantly to an emergency hospital. The 4'4 year old Scadding, more weakened by the ordeal of the long entombment, was carried all the way to the surface on a specially constructed stretcher, his rescue being completed at 1 a. m. Body Left Behind. Behind the rescued men lay the body of Magill, 30 years old, who perished in the dank underground cavern early Monday, unable to withstand any longer the torments of exposure, cold, hunger, darkness and uncertainty. At first, the handful of miners who effected the rescue said, "We didn't like to bring up" the body. Covered with a sheet and carried on a stretcher, the body of Magill was taken to the surface after Dr. Robertson and Scadding were released safely and provided with long needed care. Humble But Thankful. Humble in the face of death but thankful that two had been saved, the miners who succeeded in the rescue, the officials who directed their work and the spectators who were drawn to this isolated settlement by the international anxiety attending the entombment, joined in singing: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow." Mrs. Robertson and Mrs. Scadding, who had slept in the little mine office building and made their headquarters there while waiting and praying for the rescue, went to their husbands' sides as they wera removed to the emergency hospital. The three physicians in charge of the medical unit. Dr. H. K. MacDonald. Dr. N. D. Rankin and Dr. Ian MacDonald, announced at 2:10 a. m,: Arrive at Hospital. "Dr. D. E. Robertson and Alfred Scadding arrived at the improvised hospital at 1:10 a. m., today. Dr. Robertson's physical and mental condition is excellent. It is much better than anticipated. We feel ha will have a rapid recovery. "Alfred Scadding's condition is surprisingly good. His feet wcra cold and swollen and somewhat blistered, but we do not anticipate further trouble. "The patients will be left in Moose River a few clays, then trans, ferrcd to Halifax. "In the meantime they will rc« ccive medical and hospital super*

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