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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. xm FIVE CENTS A COI'Y ASSOCIATED PRESS U5ASEP WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 174 Steiwer May Be on Ticket Keynoter Possibility as G. 0. P. Vice President. HOUSE VOTES TAX BILL CHANGES By CHARLES P. STEWART. , A S H I N G T O N , fl (CPA)--The G. I I O. P. management's , selection of Senator Frederick Steiwer at Oregon to "keynote" at th( Cleveland convention has led to considerable talk of him as a vice presidential possibility. Vice president f a l guessing, however, necessarily is very wild until the presidential choice has been made. The politicians' idea is to "balance the ticket.' Consequently the second place nomination is dependent on the nomination for first place. Geography Wrong. . If Gov. Alfred M. Landon is · named in Cleveland, Steiwer may be considered to have a certain amount of suitability. His geography is wrong. Geographically speaking, an easterner should be picked to match the Kansan. But Landon himself seems to be quite popular among conservative eastern, voters. In fact, he is popular enough in that quarter to have caused western progressives to voice suspicions that he is a disguised reactionary. Now Steiwer is I mild liberal. As a running mate with Landon, he might give a measure of reassurance to the uneasy progressive element. On the other hand, he wouldn t go at all well with Senator William E. Borah. . Satisfactory to Borah. He doubtless would be satisfactory to Borah, indeed, but such a ticket would be aa badly balanced as :t is easy to imagine. Two western men. And two more or less progressives! The east disregard ed !_Conservat,sjn a,:compMely.! .-Not ;that .SU1-, ' '-'immodefatelyL ·progressive, '" wouldi-be m'^atmbspnere,;-in .·.:..· .. l.Tj-l--_ s ). a t eS . Egypt's King_Fuad Dies of Long Illness RREATBRITAIN'S^ end ^L British Georgia Mob Lynches Negro - some conservative' republican politicians would,be reconcilable with Borah if he were not so uncompromising. They honestly think he would make a formidable campaign. He Ska the natural qualifications to make him a dangerous radio competitor of President Roosevelt. And he isn't actually, upon an examination of his record, so very radical. He has that reputation, but he never has voted very radically m the senate. The progressives never have considered him dependably one of themselves. Past 70 Already. Moreover, he is old--past 70 al- i if elected, he reasonably could be counted on to die in the white house, making way for a real conservative to succeed him--provided of course, that a conservative was in line for the office. Conservative G. O. P. politicians are sure that Borah will not consent to run on the same ticket with a vice presidential candidate of their selection. If he would accept the presidential nomination with, say, Representative James W. Wadsworth as his partner, they might be glad of his campaigning ability to win at the polls, reckoning on his associate to finish his term for him. But they know that he wouldn t acquiesce 'in a Wadswcrth. And a Steiwer is too liberal for them. Steiwer and Borah. Yet Steiwer unquestionably was picked as the republicans' "keynoter" in part with a view to placating Borah.- The G O; P. management wants him to think that he has had the predominant voice (though no nominated) in dictating his party platform and the choice of its can didate. And Steiwer is one of his bes senatorial friends. . . . . . . the impression given is that h has been deferred to. It will be difficult for him t "take a walk" after this concession has been made to him. Besides, Steiwer has the orator and the presence to make him good keynoter. Scientists Describe Method of Turning Platinum Into Gol WASHINGTON, (#--A metho of turning platinum into gold- somewhat the reverse of the an ''·cient alchemists dream of turnip \* baser metal to the precious ye i'low--was described Tuesday to th ' national academy of science. Dr. E. O. Lawrence and Dr. J M. Cork of the University of Cal fornia performed the experimen with the cyclotron, or whirligig ma chine gun In which the nuclei o atoms are whirled about by electric field to attain energies u to 11,000,000 volts and then sho at the atoms of other elements. HOLD ON NATION SUFFERS BLOW Crown Prince, 16, Will Rule Under Guidance of Regency. PICTURE ON PAGE 2 CAIRO, Egypt, UB--King Fuad I of Egypt, 68 year old friend of the British, died Tuesday after a long illness. The illness was aggravated over the week-end when a gangrenous condition developed in his throat, preventing him from taking nourishment. Crown Prince Farouk, 16 years old and now attending school in England, will come to. the throne under a regency until his eighteenth birthday. Premier All Pasha Maher, in making the official announcemenl of his sovereign's passing, sale death came at 1 p. m. local time (6 a. m. eastern standard time). Shock to Cairo. The news came as a shock to the population of Cairo following earlier reports that the monarch had rallied after a better night. Only Tuesday morning, the king ad called his premier and othe fficials to the palace and insistec n transacting state business, bu ie gravity of his condition wa [ear ; when ' plans were made f o _rown Brince.-J?arouk.'s : departur roni England -Wednesday. . 'Fuad, -who celebrated- his sixty ighth birthday anniversary Marc 6,, had been in indifferent healt many months. He had never full; ecovered from his serious illnes f 1934 when numerous foreign spe ialists were -summoned to th ummer palace at Montazah. Victim of Pleurisy. At that time, palace sources en eavored to spread the report tha he short, thickset, fair com lexioned king was merely suffer ng from weakness following a mil ttack of influenza. It now is believed he then was ictim of a severe attack of pleu isy which weakened his heart. The troubled political situation i Cairo, including the revival of th WAFD party strength, leading u o recent street rioting, the intei play of British and Italian opinion Amendment to Wipe Out 'Lag" Passes KING FUAD md the emphasis on military que. tions made it more difficult for th Egyptian monarch to throw off th ingering effects of his 1934 illnes Passed Riot Stage. His death came at a time whe Anglo-Egyptian relations had on] recently progressed from the ric stage, caused by agitators, to peao ful negotiations for a treaty of a ia'nce. j To the extent which his deat now creates a certain internal in stability in Egypt, it is expected have an adverse effect on Britis and Egyptian relations and ma delay negotiations. The fact that Crown Prin Farouk 4 * a minor, requiring a r gency co.. cil until he comes of age on his eighteenth birthday, further complicates matters politically. May Regain Prestige. The proper handling of the situation by British officials may, it was pointed out by authorities, do much, on the other hand, to re-establish British prestige and further the idea of Anglo-Egyptian co-operation. In official circles, the situation is regarded as further complicated by the prevailing tensity in the Mediterranean. The premier was holding a cabinet meeting when a palace official telephoned him and announced the king's death. The premier, stunned with the suddenness of Fuad's end after the monarch's surprising early morning rally, communicated the tidings to the waiting ministers. Nominees for Regency. All Cairo was wondering Tuesday when the sealed envelope containing the names of Fuad's nominees for the regency council of three would be opened. Those eligible for the nomination are princes, former premiers, ministers, former ministers, presidents and former presidents of parliament. Physicians had been in attendance at the king's bedside throughout the night, anxiously -.vatching for any increase in the gangrene of the jaw which, it was announced last night, had reached Fuad's throat. The weakness of the monarch's heart prevented an operation. 'RICE ON KARPIS' HEAD IS BOOSTED $7,000 Offered for Arrest and Conviction of Public '·, Enemy No. 1. WASHINGTON, (JF--The price on the head of Alvin Karpis went up to $7,000 Tuesday as the post- office inspection service disclosed an undercover search for the man now rated as "public enemy No. 1." The inspection service offered $2,000 for information resulting in the arrest and cbnviction of Karpis and another $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of his companion, Harry Campbell. Attorney General Cummmgs offered $5,000 for Karpis leads and $2,500 for Campbell tips last week Train Robbery Leaders. The inspection service said it has been working closely with the federal bureau of investigation since Karpis and Campbell were named as leaders of a gang which recently robbed a train at Garrettsville Ohio. The bureau of investigation wants Karpis and Campbell for the kid- naping of Edward G. Bremer, St Paul, Minn., banker, on Jan. 17, 1934. Karpis is also charged with the earlier kidnaping of William A Hamm, Jr., St. Paul brewer. Both kidnapings were charged to the Karpis-Barker gang. Within the past two years, however, seven leaders of the gang have died; the remainder -- except Karpis and Campbell--are in jail. Raid on Farm House. Postoffice inspectors joined federal agents in a recent raid on a farm house near Hot Springs, Ark. from which the "number 1" fugi live had escaped just before theii arrival. Kildroy P. Aldrich, chief inspec tor of the postoffice department said his service has found ffie re ward system an effective weapon in capturing dangerous criminal who attack postoffices and mai Man Accused of Attack on 2 White Girls ROYSTON, Ga., JP)--Lint Shaw, burly Negro farmer once saved from lynching through the pleas of an aged judge, was shot to death by a mob of 40 men, eight hours before he was to go to trial on a charge of attempted criminal assault. His body was found at dawn Tuesday, tied to a pine tree in a. creek bottom near Colbert, Ga., his home. Pierced by shotgun, pistol and rifle bullets, he died at the scene where two white girls reported he attempted to attack them after their motor car broke down on April 10. Two bullet wounds the Negro received after stabbing two officers in resisting arrest had not yet healed. Break Into Jail. The mob, climaxing a series of demonstrations against the 45 yeai old Negro which once required the intervention of national guardsmen broke into Royston's one story jai about midnight, cornered Nighl Chief of Police W. A. Dickerson and smashed a lock on the prisoner's cell. "I couldn't see exactly what hap pened," Dickerson said. "They jus .old me they wanted the Negro. Hi didn't say a word when they drag ;ed him out." Plowlines, cotton ropes used fo guiding work animals in the fields were cut up to tie the Negro to th :ree. Identified by Girls. The jail here was the third i ·hich Shaw had been held since h was identified by the girls as th man who pursued them with a kmf and threw one into a gulley. The assailant was frightened away b .heir screams. First he was taken to jail at Danielsville, Ga. Enroute he stabbed the officers and was shot twice in return. A mob of 100 men formed there and battered some bricks from the trains. jail in an attempt to reach him. HITLER ADDS TO GOERING POWER, CURBS SCHACHT "ascist Army More Than Half Way From Dessye to Addis Ababa. BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler gave additional powers to his right hand man, Gen. Hermann Wilhclm Goering, Tuesday, in a move to curb the power of Germany's economic leader, Dr. Hjalmar Schacht. An official edict announced the rcich air minister and premier of Prussia would assume the post of supreme dictator over all raw material and foreign exchange questions, two of the economic problems previously supervised by Schacht. This move was seen in certain quarters as the result of Schacht's criticism of the nazi ideas and his failure to rally support of industrial leaders. Bank Drafts Plan. Other sources said that this move by Hitler was in an effort to reconcile the minister of economics with antagonistic nazi party leaders. Financial circles in France reported a plan drawn up by the Bank of France to curb any action to reform it by the anticipated left majority in the new parliament. A high financial source reported the bank planned to liberalize, the number of voters on the board of the institution, should a left majority resulting from next Sunday's runoff elections institute "agitation" for action against the bank which leftists considered "the power behind the scene" of the government. Fascists Push On, Rome advices from the northern Italian front in Ethiopia reported the fascist army was more than half way on its march from Dessye to Addis Ababa. A minor engagement ON THE INSIDE DON FARRAN Will Write Memoirs of Actor Richard Bennett ON PAGE 10 National G. A. R. Head on 3,500 Mile Trip ON PAGE 10 Ma.vtap Reports Profit. NEW 'YORK, J--The Maytag Washing Machine company of Newton, Iowa, reported for the March quarter a net profit of $590,954, equal, allowing for preferred and preference dividend requirements, to 18 cents a common share. Superior Judge Berry T. Moseley, 74, left a sickbed to warn the throng against a lynching, and deterred the leaders until a national guard unit, rushed to that city from tornado emergency duty at Gainesville, Ga., took the Negro in custody. Judge Warns Mob. "Stop violating the law by breaking into jail," warned the judge. From Danielsville Shaw was taken to Atlanta, both to save him from further mob outbreaks and to give him medical attention. He was returned to Danielsville Monday ni"ht to await trial before Judge Moseley, but a threatening crowd caused Sheriff Henley to move him to this city. Inflamed citizens learned of the transfer and followed. Several hours after the lynching Shaw still was bound to the tree as throngs assembled on the nearby highway. Heard Party Pass. Police Chief E. A. Elder of Colbert, one of the officers stabbed by Shaw, said some townspeople heard the lynching party pass early Tuesday. "I was told that about ten or so cars passed through at high speed," Elder said. Elder, knifed in the chest, was treated for several days in an Athens hospital and sent home to recuperate. Sheriff T. L. Henley left his home at Danielsville to seek a trace of the lynching party. was fought by soldiers of the motorized Italian column with Ethiopian irregulars, with the native defenders retiring to the hills after a short skirmish. On the southern front the city of Sasa Baneh was surrounded by the fascist army, the Rome reports said, and its capture was expected momentarily after three columns were said to have converged on the city. Wounded Ethiopians. Bedraggled and wounded Ethio- ;ian warriors from the Wallaga jrovince hobbled back to Addis Ab- .ba from the northern front but were quartered in a camp outside :he city. The war-worn veterans reported they had been ordered back by the government and told tales of treachery by Ethiopian tribesmen and gas assaults by the enemy. Despite their hardships they showed good spirit and many asserted "we are not beaten yet." Postmaster at Spencer. SPENCER, LT) -- Congressman Juy M. Gillette informed Elizabeth Steigleder she has been appointed acting postmaster at Spencer over two ex-service men said to have rated higher in their examinations. TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA: Unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday; showers and local thunderstorms probable; cooler in north Wednesday. MINNESOTA: Snow in north, showers in south probable Tuesday night and Wednesday; somewhat cooler in south and east- central portions Tuesday night and in extreme south Wednesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending o^clock Tuesday morning: Maximum Monday Minimum in Night At 8 A. M. Tuesday at 8 fin 41 47 TWO KILLED BY TEXAS TORNADO Gale Rips Through Farming Area During Heavy Rain and Hail Storm. ROCKDALE. Tex., (JP--Two persona were killed by a tornado which ripped through a farming section six miles northwest of Rockdale during a heavy rain and hail storm Tuesday. A Negro woman and her grown son, .living on the Simms ranch northwest of Rockdale, were killed by the tornado, which struck at 2 p. m. Three houses on the ranch were t demolished and several others blown I from foundations.. Bowling Records Listed for Local Alley Season ON PAGE 11 Chamber of Commerce Views 20 Year Recorc ON PAGE 18 TRIO OF ROBBER SUSPECTS HELD Police Blockade Halts Men as They Speed Across Northern Indiana. HUNTINGTON, Ind., UP--Acting upon information that three men were speeding across northern Indiana in a car without license plates, state and local authorities established a blockade and'captured the trio near this city shortly before noon Tuesday. They were brought here for questioning concerning their possible connection with the killing of an Indianapolis police officer. Officers said the men, traveling in : a battered sertan. sped past a block- ' ade but their car was halted when a police machine drew along side and officers covered the men with guns. From descriptions given by witnesses of the shooting Monday night of Sergeant Richard Rivers in Indianapolis, police adopted a theory that the killers may be led by Joe Lombardo, 20, who escaped last Friday with four other men from a Carlinville, 111., jail. These men took with them several guns and a quantity of ammunition. MORE CONGRESS PAGE 2 WASHINGTON, (JP--The house Tuesday gave tentative approval to the heart of the new tax bill--a system of rates to apply to corporation incomes graduated according to proportions of earnings withheld from distribution to stockholders. The first change to be voted, designed to give more favorable treatment to corporations with deficits, was accepted by a. voice vote, without a single negative vote. Proposed by Chairman Samuel B. Hill (D.Wash.) of. the ways and means tax subcommittee, it would reduce from 22'." to 15 per cent the rate corporations would pay on portions of their income needed to meet deficits.. Authorized by Committee. The full committee, just before the house assembled, had authorized Hill to offer the amendment. He was instructed, also to submit an amendment intended to wipe out a flO.000.000 lag in revenue in the first year of the bill's operation. That too, was accepted on a voice vote.' Hill said the nmcndmcnt would be a "simple proposition" of making the dividend the same as the taxable year for corporations. As first written, the bill, which was estimated to raise $803,000,000. would permit a lag by reason of the fact that corporation dividends paid out of 1936 income in part might be declared in the first two and a half months of 1937 and not taxed in the hands of stockholders until they filed income tax returns in 1938. To Anticipate Earnings. The amendment, Hill said, will in i effect require corporations to anticipate last quarter earnings and declare out dividends during the last quarter without actual figures on income for the period. But, he explained, if dividends should exceed earnings, a corporation could obtain tax credits in the next year, or the one thereafter, for the excess. While the house neared the end of general debate on the bill intended to raise. $800,000,000 through revising the corporate tax structure and through other revenue devices, Senator King (D-Utah) drafted a substitute for the whole P«gTM m He would seek to raise 51,000,OUU,- 000 by increasing the rates in the present income tax and corporation levy schedules. ROPER APPEALS TO BUSINESS TO HIRE MORE MEN Break in Deadlock on New Wage Contract for Miners Sought NEW YORK, (.T)--Faced with the possibility of a strike on Friday which would affect 106,000 workers in Pennsylvania anthracite coal mines, operators and United Mine workers worked against time Tuesday to break their deadlock over a new wage contract. * Ian and Four Small Children Suffocate as Blaze Attacks Home PARSONS. W. Va., #--Donald R Gaudineer, a forest ranger, and his three small children suffocated Tuesday after fire broke out in their home. . Gaudineer's wife leaped to safety from the second floor. Only slight damage was done to the house. Dr. Bennett Resigns as Upper Iowa U President Successor Not Named Yet by Board of Trustees. FAYETTE. (.T)--The board o£ trustees of Upper Iowa university announced Tuesday the resignation of Dr. Arthur E. Bennett, 70, president of the school, effective Sept. 1. A successor has not been named. Dr. Bennett has held the presidency since 1932 when he came here from DCS Moincs university. Dr. Bennett said he has no definite plans for the future. Widely known throughout North Iowa, where he had given a number of high school commencement addresses and appeared on other programs. Dr. Bennett hag enjoyed a prominent career as educator. He has served as principal and superintendent of public schools, and held positions in Kansas Normal college, Normal school of New Mexico, Highland Park college, DCS Moincs college. Boston university. DCS Moincs university and Upper Iowa. I»K. ARTHUR BENNETT IIONCHECK HAS MORE TROUBLE Takes Out License to Wed | and Then Fails to Find ! His Minister. WASHINGTON. (.T)--Representative Marion Zionchcck of Washington, who clashed recently with capital police, took out a license Tuesday to wed Miss Rubye Louise Nix. 21 of Texarkana. Texas, but failed to'find the minister he hoped would marry them. Friends believed he might change plans and go to Elkton, Md., for the ceremony. Officials at the District of Columbia marriage license bureau said Zionchcck had selected the Rev. Thomas L. Aaron, a district minister whose name was first on a list presented to him there. Later he called the bureau, reported he had failed to find the minister and was advised he would have, to obtain a new license if he wished to select another. Bureau officials said he himfr up without saying what he would do. Commerce Secretary Has 10 Point Program to Reduce Jobless. WASHINGTON, LT--Secretary Roper Tuesday proposed a ten point program through which he said business can absorb more of the jobless. The administration spokes- m a n addressed the convention of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States. His speech was regarded by his audience as bearing white house approval. The commerce secretary s a i d "business should utilize every pos- KOIEK sible channel of approach that will result in the most effective co-operation between business and government." Immediately, preceding Roper, Harper Siblcy, Chamber president, called for a co-operative alliance between government and business to cure the unemployment malady. Roper's ten point program: 10 Point Program. 1. "Business should survey its own needs and its own conditions from the viewpoint of employing as many persons as current improvements and future programs demand. (The Chamber announced Monday it would survey the country to'see how many jobs are available and how to fill them.) "2. As improvements in productive efficiency are secure, business should pass on to the consumer the benefits of the lower costs of production which result. "3. Business should form and launch industrial committees to study in a comprehensive way technological unemployment and methods for speeding up the transfer into other fields of earning capacity of workers replaced by machines. Should Stimulate Industry. "4. Business should stimulate the durable goods industries by early action that will provide for capital goods and machinery replacements due to obscolescence, depreciation, and other causes. "5. Business should develop effective and wisely engineered home building programs, privately financed and managed and adapted to local needs, to foster better American home standards, "6. Business should launch more aggressive endeavors to expand our foreign trade all along the line and especially in co-operation with the administration's reciprocal trade agreement program. Should Conduct Research. "7. Business should have a research program, conducted by industry and business, for the purpose of informing business on a long term useful public works plan looking to the co-ordination of proper national, state, local and private endeavors. "8. Business should make intensive research study of the relationships that should be maintained with respect to production, wages and hours of labor and the necessary methods and mechanics to be utilized in maintaining this balanced relationship. "9. Business must recognize and apply its best endeavors to a fundamental educational program involving methods and efforts to get the states and subdivisions to reassume their social responsibilities as soon as possible, to study economy in government and the prompt- ng* of self respect and mutual responsibility in the individuals, and in the groups and organizations of our citizens. Utilize Every Channel. "10. Business should utilise every possible channel of approach that will result in the most effective cooperation between business and government." In his address Sibley said the resources are at hand to put the jobless to work. He said the real question ia whether, in attacking the problem, the "characteristically American principle of economic freedom is to be maintained" or is to be "circumscribed by government controls." "Our ills are not to be cured by the flaying of business by the politician or condemnation of politics by the businessman,'' he declared '". a speech prepared for delivery Tues. day. Due to Kxpcrimpii(n(inn. Another speaker. Lewis H. Brown, president of Johns-Manville Corp.,

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