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pr-. M E i.i ' T Or 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 ASSOCIATED PRESS UCASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 171 Ickes'Plan Has Support PWA Favored Over Hopkins by Many in Congress. ARCH BREEDINC GETS CLEMENCY By CHARLES P. STEWART , 4 . S H I N G T O J M , " ( C P A ) -- S e c r e - tary of the Interior Harold L. Ickes has "sold" a large number of members of congress on the idea that the kind of relief employment he advocates is better than the kind Relief Administra- t o r H a r r y L . Hopkins favors. Approximately 180 representatives a c t u a l l y h a v e petitioned President Roosevelt to see that Ickee has the disposal of at least half, or thereabouts, of the additional 1,500,000,000 asked for by the administration to keep PWA and WPA activities going. Briefly, Ickes wants relief money to go into permanent improvements, while Hopkins argues for "made work," popularly known as "boondoggling." Ickes' reasoning, of course, is that the country should get something of real and lasting value for what it is spending instead of broadcasting funds in what virtually is charity. Has No Objection. Hopkins, it scarcely is necessary to say, has no objection to lasting value, and, indeed, asserts that he is getting quite a bit of it out of his so- called "boondoggling." His conten- Italian Army Drives on Addis Ababa called "boondoggling. 1 tion, however, is that the sort of improvements insisted on by Ickes cost too much for raw materials, not leaving enough to go into- wages. Ickes admits that a job of leaf- raking, for example, undoubtedly is nothing whatever but wages, except for the price of the rake, whereas the construction, say, of a new public building involves the purchase of steel cement and numerous- c-Uier items, as well as expenditure for labor to put them together. Furthermore, he points out, labor is required to provide the steel, cement, et cetera. Thus, according to his version as many hands are employed in the erection of a useful building as can be employed at useless leaf-rak- "Too Slow"--Hopkins. All that may be true, concedes Hopkins, but it is too slow a process; what is needed now is immed- ate employment. No, rejoins Ickes, it is not a slow process; work on a new building cannot be started in a minute, but the instant it is authorized the producers of the material required for it will get busy. Hopkins denies this. Much time is lost, he says, in merely planning a big improvement, but a huge force of men can get to leaf-raking on almost no notice at all. And it is true; planning put lc work -is slow. Ex-President Hoover, before the boom burst, suggested that the planning be done in prosperous times, to be ready to carry out upon the first hint of a depression. · But he never did anything about it. It is the old story. When the roof leaks it is impossible to get out in the rain to fix it; when the rain stops it is not necessary. "Boondoggling" Favored. Besides, urges Harry Hopkins: Even supposing that a prospective new building does make a deal of work for steel mills, cement factories and sash-and-door plants; a substantial share of the cost of this activity goes into the pockets of the owners of these industries--and they do not so much need relief as the workers do. "Boondoggling," on the other hand, is ''gravy" almost exclusively for the workers. Economically speaking, Secretary Ickes makes a better case than Administrator Hopkins does. As a welfare worker perhaps Hopkins is better informed than Icke;. 'Ickes, however, apparently is stronger in congress than Hopkins. It is not so certain that Hopkins is not stronger with the president than Ickes. REPORT REBELS OF HONDURAS ON WAY TO CAPITAL Travelers Arriving by Air in Mexico City Tell of Revolt. By JOHN P. MCKNIGHT (Cop.vrli.-W. M3«, b,v The A.woclnlcil I'res.O MEXICO CITY -- Travelers arriving by air from Nicaragua reported Friday a bloody revolt broke out in the Central American republic of Honduras, with rebels moving on Tegucugalpa, capital of President Tiburcio Carias' government. , Senora Anita Lagos de Lopez Gutierrez, widow of one time president of Honduras, Gen. Rafael Lopez Gutierrez, who lives here, said she received information indicating that the insurgents were successful in their first engagement. Loyal Troops Defeated. Her reports said rebel forces defeated loyal troops, commanded by Col. J. Inez Perez and Col. Juan B. Chavez, at Duyure, 10 miles from Teotecacinte and about 35 miles southeast of Tegucigalpa, and drove them across the border into Nicaragua. The travelers, efter coming here by airplane from Nicaragua, southern neighboring republic of Honduras, brought word that rebels, who they said, were under the leadership of Gen. Inez R. buenas, were advancing toward · Tegucigalpa from three sides. ' · : ' These reports could not be confirmed immediately. Strict Censorship. The travelers,, explained the absence of 'direct'advices from Honduras with an assertion, that President Carias had imposed a strict censorship on telegraph, telephone and postal communications. Senora Lagos said she understood the rebels were well supplied, with arms and ammunitions for campaigning in the mountainous country of Honduras. She named as leaders of the reported movement General Duenas Gen. Eusebio Rivera, chief of the Honduran army general staff. Gen Concepcion Peralta, Gen. Mariano Baltran Anduray, Gen. Tacho Guardiola, Gen. Valle Carcemo, Gen Felix Vasquez, Gen. Santos Guillen and Col. A'lfredo Lara. Robertson and Scadding Had Despaired of Life Before Rescuers Came (Copyright, 18SS, by The Associated I'reiw.) MOOSE RIVER N S.--Through the long, dark hours before their escue from the Moose River gold mine, Dr. D. E. Robertson and Charles Ufred Scadding despaired of life, it became known Friday from the ull story of their 10 day entombment. Dr Robertson practicing his profession as physician even through ..is own danger, helped Scadding to keep alive and held Herman Magill n his arms when the third man died. Patiently and quietly, the two survivors consented their strength, acing their dangers sensibly and working to overcome them until the miners of the tunneling rescue crew finally arrived. Whole Story Learned. Only Friday when Dr. Robertson was recovering rapidly in an mergency hospital here, and Scadding was being treated in the Halifax lospital to which he was flown, was the whole, dramatic story learned Four sharp cracks, like giant rifle shots, \y,arned the three men jf approaching disaster Easter Sunday night while they were making an inspection tour of the mine. All three leaped from the main*- jperating shaft to the 141 foot level, ind for four hours after the cavein, hey heard the grinding and rumb- mg of the earth continuing like hunder. During this period, Dr. Robertson iclieved the whole mine area had :ollapsed and that rescue was impossible. Barred From Knowledge. More imaginative, Scadding pic- ;ured the mine shaft house as top- jling into the pit, carrying its crew with it and thus barring rescuers rom any knowledge of the whereabouts of the entombed men at the ,ime the fall occurred. Magill, already ill when he entered the mine, was too sick to worry about the chances for res- DEMOCRAT HITS F HEW TAX ACT ON FLOOR OF HOUSE TheWeather FORECAST IOWA: Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday; probably local light rains; cooler extreme west Friday night and in southwest Saturday. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy Friday night and Saturday, probably light rain in south and rain or snow in north, except Friday nicht In northeast: continued cool. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Friday morning: Maximum Thursday KB Minimum in Night , ·*·' At. 8 A. M. Friday 4B Kainfall Trace PRESIDENT AWAY FROM HIS DESK Roosevelt Nurses Cold anc Works on Speech for Saturday Night. WASHINGTON, /P) -- Presiden Roosevelt remained away from hi desk Friday to work on the speech to be given in New York City Sat urday night and to nurse a sligh head cold. The regular semi-weekly press conference scheduled for Friday morning was canceled. The president sent over word he didn't have any news anyway. The head cold, which has bothered the president occasionally in the past, was described as slight and not serious but with a talk scheduled for Saturday night the president decided to take care of it. He is · giving considerable attention to the address to be delivered before the National Democratic Clubs in New York City. Political observers are awaiting it with interest. Mr. Roosevelt will leave Saturday for New York City and spend the night at his home on East 65th street. He will motor on Sunday to the family residence at Hyde Park, N. Y., and return early in the week to Washington. Troops Called Out to Stop Clashes Between Hindus and Moslems BOMBAY, (.'PI--Telephone roes- sages from Poona .Friday said troops have been called out following communal rioting between Hindus and Moslems in which 85 persons were reported injured. The report stated that attempts were made to burn temples and mosques. The trouble started, it was said, in a dispute over music being played in front of a Hindu temple. cuing. His two companions, during the first five days of their imprisonment, saw little-Chance-_of rescue. They could not ''hear^dynamite blasting at the surface or. the "diamond drill. Because they did not hear the diamond drill break through to their underground pit last Saturday night the three did not tell the world they lived until early Suniay morning. Fear Dynamite Blast. When a flare was dropped into the shaft through the diamond drill hole they retreated as far as they could, fearing that they had caused loose stick of dynamite to explode. Only when a siren sounded through the hole did they realize that communication had been estab lished. They rushed over, shouting anc tapping the pipe, and the miners above knew then for the first time that the three were alive. After communication was established, Magill did not talk to his ON THE I N S I D E JOHN K. VALENTINE Sees Million More Income Tax Revenue ON PAGE 2 Ethien Allen Gives Tips on Playing in Outfield ON PAGE 9 New Grafton Church Dedication Is Sunday ON PAGE 16 'Camden Murder Case,' Twenty-Sixth Chapter ON PAGE 6 Plans Progress for Rcpaving of Federal ON PAGE 12 Gruening Backs Tydings Proposal for Freeing Puerto Rico. WASHINGTON. (/T)--The administration's $803,000,000 tax bill struck'its first blast of democratic opposition in the house Friday when Representative Lamncck (D-Ohio) contended it would destroy the nation's business. The member of the ways ife, although Dr. Robertson and cadding spoke often. Magill did not want his wife to now he was in serious condition, uffering from stomach 1 ulcer, pleu- .sy and pneumonia. Held in His Arms. For hours, Dr. Robertson held lagill, his partner in the mine ven- ure, in his arms, trying to keep im warm. Monday morning, less ban 24 hours after the diamond rill broke through, Magill sat up uddenly, spoke incoherently and in wo minutes he was dead. While Magill, 30 years old, sue- umbed, the 62 year old Dr. Robrtson contracted a cold, and Scad- ling, 44 year old timekeeper, suf- ered from "trench feet." They lost urprisingly little, weight, however, beca'useTtney.'had plenty'of drinking water: · " · " · - - - · / · : . ; · The drill broke through some dis- ance from the dry cavern where hey had made themselves as com- ortable as possible, and they were ed soup through a tube from the iiirface. Refuse to Tall; Again. When they went to report Magill's leath, they asked that the tube be loisted so that their voices would be heard clearly. The next time the tube was lowered, they refused to make the trip o -the drill hole to get it. The severe physical exertion of :limbing up and down 12 rungs of Jie timber" work leading to their cave outweighed their desire for 'ood, even after a week in the pit. Believing rescue was near, they decided to conserve their strength Chey had to pass through water to reach the hole, and the last trip they made was to get the telephone speaker through which they talked to the men at the surface until the rescuers arrived early yesterday. and means committee which wrote the measure took the floor after Representative Reed (R-N. Y.) renewed the republican opposition to the in- ricate tax plan with such terms as drastic" and coercive." Support of the bill by Senator 'ydings (D-Md.) to give Puerto *ico an opportunity to become inde- endent if it wished, was expressed jy Dr. Ernest Grucning, head of the nterior department's bureau of ter- itorial affairs. Other developments. Denounced by Vandenberg. Senator Vandenberg (R-Mich.) ienounced a suggestion, which he ;aid appeared in a publication of he democratic national committee, ,hat a guillotine be set up in front )f the new supreme court building. He called the article either "a hastly joke or an ominous prospectus." INDICTMENT OF OTHERS IS SEEN 5 Men Named in True Bills by Grand Jury Probing Wendel Case. BROOKLYN, (.T)--The possibilitj of additional indictments was indi cated Friday in the kidnaping o Paul H. Wendel whose repudiatec confession of the Lindbergh kid naping caused a three-day delay in the execution of Bruno Richarc Hauptmann. With five men named in the tru bills Thursday. District Attorne; William F. X. Geoghan said the ad ditional indictments might be forth coming against "persons not withii the jurisdiction of Kings count; (Brooklyn)." He refused to amplify the remark. The indictments, charging kid naping and second degree assaul were against Ellis H. Parker, Jr., son of a New Jersey detective who had been prominent in certain phases of the Lindbergh case; Martin Schlossman and Harry Weiss and Murray Bleefeld who have not been located despite a search in several states. Wendel" later was taken to the home of Ellis H. Parker, Sr., at Mount Holly, N. J., and then to a sanitarium. A New Jersey grand jury upheld Wendel's claim that the confession was untrue shortly after Kauptmann was electrocuted as the convicted slayer of the Lindbergh child. Would Not Finish War By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The drive of the Italian army from Dessye to the Ethiopian capital was in full swing Friday, according to a communique from Marshal Pietro Badoglio, commander-in-chief of the fascist armies in east Africa. Marshal Badoglio reported that a body of native Eritrean Askari, part of the large force of 30,000 Italian troops which arrived in Dessye for the campaign, had taken Uorra Hu, a town about 38 miles south of Dessye. Ahead of these troops of the main Italian army in the north were the advance contingents who Italian reports placed some 70 miles from Addis Ababa. Advance on South. The Italian commander said the advance was progressing in good form on the southern front. Air planes continued bombing Ethiopian defenses of the second larges Ethiopian city of Harar. A government spokesman in Addis Ababa denied Italian report; that no defense would be made 0 the capital. He said of Italian dis patches stating that a missior would meet the Italian armies be fore Addis Ababa with a white flap of surrender, that they were "inten tionally false." Even if the capital were take by the fascists, the spokesman said, the war would go on with the Ethiopians starting large scale Guerilla warfare against the in- Escapes Gallows ARCH BREEDING ADMITS MURDER OVER TAXI BILL Wemett Confesses That He Knocked Carbine Down, Searched Him. DUBUQUE, CT)--Sheriff T. J. Ryder said Friday afternoon that Donald Wemett, 27, had confessed to the murder of Mike Carbine, 53, during an altercation over the payment of a taxi bill which occurred on No. 20 highway seven miles west of Dubuque at 8 o'clock Thursday eve- RED OAK SLAYER NOTTGHANGFOR MURDER OF WIFE Governor Herring Alters His Sentence to Life Imprisonment. DBS MOINES. .T)--Gov. Clyde L. Herring commuted Arch Breeding's death sentence to life impris-. onment Friday, less than 70 hours before the former Red Oak marshal was scheduled to be hanged for the murder of his wife. Governor Herring announced his decision at 11:30 a. m. It was the first time since he took office in January, 1933, that the governor has exercised his executive powers to save a condemned criminal from the gallows. While waiting for his formal statement to be typed Governor Herring said: "If a mistake is made it is better to make it on the side of mercy." Appeal From Daughter. The governor also said that Breeding's 19 year old daughter, Bernice, had appealed to him to "be nmg. Wernett confessed, the sheriff ho»x) the administration bill ''.extending indefinitely and the privi- ege of trading in unlisted stocks on national securities exchanges--under federal regulation. Under the securities exchange .ct, this privilege would have expired June 1. By unanimous agreement, the senate also decided to take up next Monday the Vandenberg resolution asking Secretary of Agriculture iVallace to report all AAA payments exceeding $10,000 ?, year. Co-Ordination Proposed. A proposal by Representative Bankhead (D-Ala.) for an investi- jation of executive agencies of the government with a view to co-or- iination, was given right-of-way to the house floor. Utilities contesting the constitutionality of PWA power projects contended in court that a city owned plant could not pay interest on a WPA loan if it were required to charge fees no higher than those now in effect. A heavy increase in American imports, including many agricultural products, was reported for 1935 by the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. Speaks of "Ingratitude." Claiming the Roosevelt administration's blessing, Tydings, as chairman of the senate territories committee, offered a plan whereby a plebiscite would be held in Puerto Rico in November, 1937. If the voters favored independence, this island domain of 1,500,000 population, acquired by the United States in the war with Spain, would be cut loose. Tydings spoke of the millions the United States has spent on island, and what he termed the the Kscnped Convict Caught. FORT MADISON, (.T--Fred A. Bergen, 26, escaped convict serving a 10 year sentence for forgery, was apprehended at Portland, Ore., state penitentiary officials here said. 'ingratitude" of Puerto Ricans. He referred to recent disorders there, culminating in the assassination of Col -E. Francis Riggs, American chief of police. Bill Dears Floor. An appropriation bill carrying the SI ,500,000.000 President Roosevelt requested for relief for the next financial year neared the house floor, ready to take its place after the tax fight is over. It will bring the session's appropriations over the 58,000,000,000 mark, including the soldiers' bonus. This was a day of rest for Representative Marion Zioncheck of Washington state, and so the capital's police could breathe easier. An uproarious round of incidents, in which Zioncheck .scuffled with officers, talked back to a judge, and spent some time in a police bull pen. ended yesterday when he was fined $45 on charges of contempt and driving his automobile 70 miles an hour. "Endange'r^g w --ilfisye. Crown Prince Asfa Wosan was discussing plans for defense of the capital with the cabinet and tribal chieftains. Other reports in Addis Ababa said Emperor Haile Selassie was "endangering" Dessye, his former field headquarters now in Italian hands. The intentions of nazi Germany in regard to the Locarno question and colonial expansion took the spotlight in the capitals of France and Great Britain, with the Paris government asking British authorities to demand of Adolf Hitler whether he intends to obtain foreign colonies. "' It was learned in Paris that the French government wanted to know what the reich meant by the expression "German equality," and if it meant the recapture of former German colonies necessary to secure this "equality." Celebrate in Germany. Meanwhile, in Germany, many cities celebrated the 52nd anniversary of the declaration of a protectorate over German Southwest Africa by "colonial memorial day." The opinion in informed quarters was that the next major move of der fuehrer would be to demand restoration of Germany's former colonies. In London authoritative quarters said a note would be sent to Hitler at the end of next week demanding clarification of his proposals for negotiations of new non-aggression treaties as a substitute for the Locarno pact. Disorders swept through several small towns of Spain, although the larger cities were generally peaceful. One person, a civil guard: was clubbed to death in Lebrija, Sevilla province, and leftists attempted to burn a church. said, that he struck Carbine with his fist and knocked him to the pavement. Carbine's head struck the paving shoulder and he was knocked unconscious. .Then, Wemett confessed,, the sheriff._ said, that he rolled" Carbine's "body.-'in to ".a." ditch, and went. through -his .pockets in search of money. He found none. Carbine, for many years a mould- er in Dnbuque, had been working on a farm near Peosta, Dubuque county, for the past several weeks. Met in Tavern. The sheriff said that Carbine __ ne to Dubuque Thursday afternoon and met Wemett and George Peil, Jr., 20, sheriff asserted SKIES OVERCAST ALL OVER STATE Topcoat Weather Lingers on With Further Rains in Prospect. DES MOINES, (JF) -- Topcoat weather lingered on in Iowa Friday with overcast skies which dripped scattered showers and kept temper- in a. tavern. The that at about 1 o'clock carbine expressed the desire o return to Peosta and that Wenett called a cab. Wemett, Peil and Carbine entered the cab and order- id the driver, Milton Barr, to drive :o Peosta. The sheriff said that the trio stopped at several taverns enroute. Near Centralia, Wemett, he said, demanded Carbine's share of the axi fare. When Carbine refused to iay, the sheriff said, Wemett forced lira out of the car and ordered him to walk the rest of the way to Peosta. While the cab driver was turn- -ng the cab around to drive back to Dubuque. Wemett left the cab and accosted Carbine. The taxi driver, the sheriff said, reported that. he saw Wemett standing over Carbine who was on the ground bleeding and also saw Wemett searching Carbine's clothing. merciful to her father." When the governor refused two months ago to commute the former marshal's sentence, he reported that the daughter, employed at Glenwood, talked with im "but maintained a neutral position." The girl saw Breeding shoot and kill her mother at their Red Oak home. After issuing his formal statement, the governor commented that "if this case had gone to trial Breeding undoubtedly would have been convicted, but we may not assume: he-, would-have-received-the death-penalty.'': " - ·- ··.-. v '.-'~. : .~f,:-~ Troubled by Case. Governor Herring reopened con-. sideration of Breeding's fate Thursday after receiving a delegation of Red Oak residents. "I am very, troubled by this case," he said. His decision today stands in contrast to his previous decision condemning Breeding to death. Then ha said: "If under the law, this is not a deliberate, cold blooded, premeditated murder of one whom he had sworn to defend I cannot conceive of first degree murder under any conditions." Breeding confessed he killed his wife, pleaded guilty of murder, but claimed he had been drinking and- did not "realize what I was doing." Entire Bar Association. In his formal statement the governor reported that the entire bar association of Montgomery county, with the exception of County Atty. Lester L. Orsborn, had asked him to save Breeding from the hangman's noose. He also said that the county attorney informed him he would not oppose commutation" of the death penalty to life imprisonment. The formal statement quoted at length from the dissenting opinion of Justice Paul W. Richards of Red Oak who described the lower court hearing as perfunctory. It also quoted from the opinion that the entire court hearing which resulted in the imposition of the death sentence by District Judge H. J. Mantz took place in one day and that Breeding's counsel had been appointed on that day and did not have time properly to prepare a defense. Denied Twice Before. Pleas for commutations for other condemned criminals twice had come before Governor Herring and Gets tnto Cab. When Wemett got back into his cab, the sheriff said, Barr suggested that the sheriff be notified that a man was lying in the ditch alongside the highway and Wemett consented to this suggestion. Barr drove his cab to the county jail and told Deputy Sheriff Emmet Kennedy what he had seen. Kennedy placed Wemett and Peil under arrest, then drove to the spot where Barr said Carbine was attacked. The deputy found Carbine's body in the ditch. His skull | had been denied. The governor re- was fractured. His pockets were '-J ·'""- ----«««"·' ·« o-rnm- turned inside out. and nothing of value was found in them. Wemett is a married man and has a family. Wemett maintained that it was not his intention to rob Carbine but that he was seeking to obtain Carbine's share of the taxi bill. atures down. The weather bureau here forecast cloudy and unsettled conditions for most'of the state Friday night and Saturday. Further light rains also were in prospect. Temperatures early Friday were somewhat above normal but did not Russian Found Guilty of Sabotage to Die LENINGRAD. U. S. S. R-, .T)--A railway court Friday sentenced T. Poveryaeff. convicted of sabotage, to death after presentation of testimony that, as head of a white guard _ ... regiment in the civil war of 1919. he j Council Bluffs. Dea Moincs, Dn- during the day Thursday's state rise appreciably Sioux City had h;gh of 72, and Friday morning's low was 40 at Esthcrville. Traces of rain fell at Sioux City, ordered the execution of 11 bolshevists. buquo. Davenport and most points. other Two Reprieved Hour Before Hanging Time SACRAMENTO, Cal., .P--Governor Merriarn Friday reprieved Alexander Mackay, a British subject, and Joseph Kristy. an hour before the time set for their hangings at San Qnentin prison. He took the action in response to the request ot the British government upon the urging of Secretary of State Hull. Heads Ames Department. AMES. (.Pi--Dr. Paulcna Nickell, assistant professor of home management at the University of Illinois, was named head of the home management department of the home economics division at Iowa State college. fused on previous occasions to grant clemency to Elmer Brewer and Pat Griffin and to Reginald Tracy, another convicted wife slayer. In his formal statement the governor said: "The enormity of the crime hera involved is not overlooked. It was an heinous offense." The statement follows: "This application has been reheard and fully reconsidered uporl the application and request of mem« bers of the family including th3 daughter of the defendant, of tha members of the bar of Montgomery" county (excluding the county attor* ncy) and of citizens of the commu^ nity. The members of the bar in 3 letter to the county attorney have petitioned for commutation and ha in a letter of April 23. 1936, to thai members has stated in part: Knows "o Xew Facts. " 'Since the trial of this case I do not know of any new facts whicft would cause me to make any recommendations to the governor^ However, any decision rendered by the governor will not be opposed me. " 'In making recommendations to the governor, you have my author* ity to submit .this letter to him sa

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