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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. XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PKES8 JUEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 175 Convention Ifs andAnds Landon Will Start With Plurality of Votes. By CHARLES P. STEWAJRT . A . S H I N G T O N fl (CPA)--The fact ' '- that 'Gov. Alfred M. Landon of Kansas undoubtedly will atari with a plurality of votes at the republicans' Cleveland convention doesn't at r all prove that he finally will get a majority, presi dentially nominating him. He will fall short of the nomination on the first ballot. He never may get as many votes subsequently as he probably will get the first time. Certainly he will get no accretion from Senator William E. Borah's following. But neither will Borah get any ac cretion from Landon. Colonel Frank Knox will start as secondary to Landon; then will slump to no account. After that maybe Landon will pick up Knox's and some other strength and be nominated. , But Landon is too conservative for the Borah-ites and others. Perhaps these will swing to Senator Arthur H. -Vandenberg, who is not so progressive as Borah, but more so than Landon or Knox--and he will be nominated. If All Fail? I should guess Vandenberg as at least a 50-50 bet. For some reason some good authorities gamble on Senator L. J. Dickinson of Iowa, because he is the most consistent anti-New Dealer prominently in public life. I can't see him, though he will get a few Totes. But supposing Landon, Borah, Knox, Vandenberg and Dickinson, in order, to be eliminated. Who then ? . .._ Plenty ; vOf .good judges believe; that the ;'re'publieahY,'nominee" ~wili ""ij someone' whose name has not been mentioned at all. To stand the ghost of a show of election it generally is agreed in Washington that he will have- to be an extraordinary happy G. 0. P. accident. For Vice President. There is considerable speculation among republicans as to who the republican vice presidential candidate may be. It is impossible to tell until the presidential candidate is chosen. If the agricultural west gets the first place on the ticket, the industrial east will get second plao with qualifications. For example, if Borah were nominated for president. Representative James W. Wadsworth of New York (an ultra-conservative) would be an impossible running mate with him. But he would fit Governor Landon very well; would even squeeze by with Senator Vandenberg. As to an unknown--who knows? * * * Among other vice presidential candidates spoken of on the republican ticket has been Gov. Harold G. Hoffman of New Jersey. Hoffman "Queered." Governor Hoffman apparently has been "queered" by the Haiiptmann case. Writing to a friend of mine (Strickland Gillilan, the broadcaster) the governor says: "I have done my share of kissing the babies and waving the flag, but whenever I have been faced with the necessity of what seemed, to me to be a vital issue, I have always done the thing that my heart told me was right, and such a thought always has been accompanied by the decision: " 'To hell with the votes; they'll take care of themselves.' "My participation in the Hauptmann case, which is considered so had that even my best friends tell me about it, followed one of these decisions, and I have a deep and abiding belief that time will prove Iwas entirely right in the matter." HOUSE PASSES TAX BILL 267-93 PENNSYLVANIA'S DEMOCRAT VOTE STRONG FOR F.R. Landon Easy Victor in G. 0. P. Primary in Massachusetts. PHILADELPHIA, UP)--President Roosevelt maintained his big lead over Col. Henry Breokinridge as further returns were received from Tuesday's presidential preferential primary. Figures from 3,774 of the 7,983 districts in the state gave Roosevelt 360,403 and Breckinridge' 19,839. In the republican preferential, Senator William B. Borah in 3,515" districts received 219,995. Borah was unopposed. The figures include the complete democratic and republican vote in Philadelphia where Roosevelt received 156,069; Breckinridge 7,922 and Borah 87,582. The vote for the presidential preferences was not tabulated in a number of counties because of a lack of interest. From these returns, both republican and democratic, political observers sought possible indication of the way the industrial east may take in this presidential election year, LANDON VOTE EXCEEDS THAT OF ALL OXHEUS BOSTON, .UP)--Gov. Alf M. Landon of'ansas was given the largest republican "write in" vote in the. Massachusetts presidential prefer- :nce primary, exceeding that of all others on .republican -ballots, complete returns showed Wednesday. ..Itwaauneejtainjiaw many,of the republicans who voted for/delegates to the national and state conventions also expressed themselves directly as. to their choice for presidential nominee. No tabulation 'was made of the' total vote for delegates as compared with the total preference vote. Complete returns from Massachusetts' 1,529 election precincts gave: Borah 4,342. Hoover 7,214. Knox, 1,910. Landon, 76,710. Vandenberg 2,117. Man Killed by Train at Eagle Grove Trenton Relief "Army" in Prayer The "army" of unemployed who took over the New Jersey state assembly chamber, In Trenton, io force the legislature to pass emergency relief legislation, stand with bowed heads as they participate, in prayer services. The service is being led by Johnny Spain, front left, who also is the "speaker" in the mock assembly sessions which the invaders hold and "pass bills" for relief. (Central Press Photo) North and Western Iowa Are Warned to Prepare for Frost DES MOINES, UP)--The weatherman warned north and west Iowa to prepare for frost Wednesday night, but said temperatures would start rising Thursday even though cloudy weather is apt to continue. Inwood, in northwest Iowa, reported a low of 30 degrees early Wednesday and some frost. Temperatures in the west and north, the weatherman said, probably would go this low or a little lower Wednesday night. Clouds mantled the state Wednesday and rain was reported in western Iowa. Sioux City measuring .04 of an inch. Council Bluffs .02. and Des Moines .14. Tuesday's high temperature was 78- at Burlington. MRS, KELLEY DIES AT CEDAR RAPIDS Widow of Judge at Charles City Succumbs to Long Illness. CHARLES CITY--Mrs. Florence Kelley, widow of Judge C. H. Kelley, died Wednesday morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Griffith Wodtke, in Cedar Rapids. She had been in failing health since the death of her husband, who died three years ago. The body will be brought to Charles City for burial. Funeral services will be held Friday after- ,,,,,,,,. ul a u u u u e n ^ ou , noon at the Fredencksburg funeral I Treasurer J. K. Fear said he clai ~ome. Mrs. Kelley was born in Rockford, 111. She leaves one -daughter- in Cedar Rapids, three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Tom Boynton of Forest City. Judge Kelley was on the bench for many years in this judicial district. ' TheWeather FORECAST IOWA; Mostly cloudy, cooler in cast and south portions, much cooler in extreme east portion Wednesday night; possibly frost in west and north portions; Thursday partly cloudy with rising- temperature except in extreme southeast portion. MINNESOTA: Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday; cooler in extreme southeast, rising temperature in northwest Wednesday night; warmer Thursday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 72 Minimum in Night 40 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 41 The mercury Tuesday climbed to within 5 degrees of the April high mark established on the afternoon of April 19. Wednesday, however, was both chilly and cloudy. Two Claim to Be Mayor of Webster City WEBSTER CITT, (/Pi--The city had two claimants to the office of mayor Wednesday and municipal business, so far as the city council was concerned, remained at a standstill. A special council session adjourned Tuesday night without action because Fred Hahne and E. E. Schroeder both contended they legally hold the title of mayor. Hahne was elected mayor more than a year ago but the council last week declared the mayoralty vacant and chose Schroeder for the position. This action was not binding, Hahne- contends, as the council can reorganize only when new members are elected and there was no election this spring. The other two members of the council contend that the mayoralty may be vacated by a majority of the council at any time. Webster City for nearly a score of years has operated under a city manager form of government. Attorney General O'Connor's office has been asked for a ruling on the questions raised in the controversy. Meanwhile, petitions in circulation here propose a return to the ward system, of electing aldermen. Hahne in a notice given County ·easurer J. K. Fear said he claims the office "any pretended record made by the city council to the contrary notwithstanding." ' .Fear said he probably will refrain from turning over -any funds to the-cjty until the question of who is mayor has been settled. Report Nazi Plot to Engineer Putsch in Hungary Uncovered B U D A P E S T , OP)--Police announced Wednesday that, by simultaneous raids in several districts, they had uncovered a nazi plot to engineer some kind of - a putsch about May 1. Eighteen Hungarian nazi leaders, including Dr. Zoltan Boszormeny. reputed to be national chief of the movement, wert^ arrested. Authorities said the v found 40 uniforms of generals and colonels of the Hungarian army in Dr. Boszor- meny's home. JOBLESS OFFER RELIEF PROGRAM Demand Immediate Action by N. J. Legislature, Urge ·Four Tax Plan. TRENTON, N. J.. I/P)--New Jersey's unemployed, who for nine days have occupied the state assembly chamber as a protest against the legislature's failure to provide relief funds, demanded "immediate action" Wednesday and offered a four tax program of their own to solve the crisis. As legislators returned to the capitol for another' of their many efforts to try to break the deadlock preventing enactment of a relief program, the unemployed called for passage of a graduated income tax bill, a tax on surpluses of corporations, and taxes on excess profits and intangible property. They said they were against a sales tax "as taxing the poor to feed the poor." * Plea to Legislature. "In the name of the thousands of hungry unemployed," they said in a plea to the legislature, "the Workers Alliance of New Jersey calls upon you to lay aside all political considerations and fearlessly serve the citizens of the state you were elected to represent." The unemployed group, which moved into the assembly room April 21 and promised to remain until the lawmakers found money to provide for them, was .wavering in'its decision to retain possession of the chamber. One faction sought to leave Monday night but was outvoted by another wishing to remain until Wednesday at least.' Confer on Plan. While ' the-demonstrators, who have spent much of their time in mock sessions of the assembly, were deciding whether to evacuate, republican leaders planned to spend most of the day conferring on the latest relief plan. They expected to push through Wednesday night's session of the legislature a measure which would return direct supervision of relief to municipalities and establish a state house commission, composed of the governor and other state officials, as the dispenser of relief funds. Jury Deliberates for 29 Hours, Dismissed CEDAR RAPIDS, (.T) -- District Judge John T. Moffit dismissed the jury considering a $5,700 personal damage suit of LeRoy Wildman, 16. of Johnson county, against Frank S. Mitvalsky of Cedar Rapids after it failed to agree after deliberating 29 hours .is minutes. Woman Dies of Burns Received Preparing Meal at Farm Home A T L A N T I C , (JPX--Mrs. Clair Hines, 28, former Exira high school teacher, died in a hospital here Wednesday of burns suffered while preparing the noon meal at her farm home near Griswold Tuesday. Her clothing was ignited by kerosene which was used to start the fire in the kitchen stove. With her clothing a mass of flames, Mrs. Hines mshed out to the back porch where her husband and a farm hand extinguished the flames. CONKLIN PUSHES MAIL TRUCK TOO CLOSE TO TRACK Locomotive Hits Truck and Victim, 67, Is Fatally Hurt. EAGLE GROVE--Struck by the hand drawn mail truck which had been placed too close to the tracks and was hit bv a locomotive, Charles Conklin, 67. was fatally injured about 2 o'clock Wednesday morning near the passenger station of the Chicago Great Western railroad. Mr. Conklin, a resident of Eagle Grove, had been employed in carrying the mail bag from the postoffice to the train. He had the mail on a truck drawn up beside the tracks as usual for the quick shifting of mail to the mail car. Wednesday morning, however, this was too close to the tracks and as the train came by, it caught the truck and shoved it against Mr. Conklin with considerable force. Mr. Conklin suffered a fractured skull. He was taken to his home and given treatment, but died a short time afterward. Surviving are his wife and children, two of whom reside in Eagle Grove, Lloyd Conklin and Mrs. John Prehm. Funeral arrangements have not been made yet. Italian Army in Southern Ethiopia Halted by Rains Motorized Column in* North Moves Toward Addis Ababa. By THE ASSOCIATED 1'KESS The Italian army campaigning against the southern Ethiopian city of Sasa Baneh was temporarily halted in its operations by tropical rains Wednesday as the northern motorized column continued along the imperial highway to Addis Ababa. Dispatches from the southern front said the ground around Sasa Baneh had been turned into a sea of mud by the steady downpour of the last two days, and the armies attacking the Ethiopian positions from three sides were ordered to remain in the points already oc- Us "Woman Killed m Car-Truck Crash Near Grinnell GRINNELL, WU-Mrs. Eleanor Burroughs Halloran, 52, Minneapolis, was killed Wednesday night one mile east of here when the automobile she was driving crashed headon with a truck driven by C. F. Mates of Downey, Mo. Mrs. Halloran's brother, .Tames Burroughs of Newton, was slightly injured, and after receiving treatment at a hospital here, was taken home. Mrs. Halloran's husband wa killed in a. similar accident a yea ago. The Hallorans resided in Grin nell until three years ago. Prominent in Grinnell society Mrs. Halloran had served as worth matron of the Grinnell chapter o the order of the Eastern Star. ON THE INSIDE SULO RENO Reno Holds His Own Against Flu Attack ON PAGE 2 High School Musicians Leave for Iowa City ON PAGE 7 Cattle and Hogs Weak as Lamb Prices Gam ON PAGE 14 VIrs. Klemme, Pioneer of Winneshiek, Dies ON PAGE 8 The ideal weather north of the Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway allowed the motorized column under Marshal Pietro Badoglio to continue forward, meeting little opposition from the native defenders. French Cabinet Gossip. Reports circulated in Paris political circles that Leon Blum, socialist leader, would be asked to form a new cabinet when the chamber of deputies meets after next Sunday's runoff voting to elect deputies for those districts where candidates failed to receive a decisive majority last Sunday. The left majority expected in the new parliament, in supporting Blum's premiership, would install the first regular socialist to head the French government. As Egyptians mourned the passing of .their ruler, the.-late .king Fuad. the new monarch, 16 year old Farouk, planned to leave England for his native land. Election in Europe. Before he arrived, however, the country would choose a new parliament, which would install the three regents to guide the young monarch. Many questions relating to Anglo- Egyptian friendship and to the tension resulting from the ftalo- Ethiopian war stood before the Egyptian government as the young king prepared to come home. Austrian troop movements toward western provinces and to the region opposite German Bavaria were observed in Vienna. The government explained the operations as merely Alpine training for the soldiers. REPUTED HEIR TO GOLD MINE HELD Says He Must Marry Widow With Children to Get Huge Fortune. DAVENPORT, /P)_-George F. Jennings, 58, reputed heir to 56,000,000 and gold mining property in Alaska, sat in a jail cell here Wednesday because he proposed to a candy store counter clerk in a store here. Police were investigating his activities after finding a batch of letters from widows who are believed to have given the man fees for filing claims on gold mining property described in a purported will in which he claims to be mentioned. Shows Widows' Pictures. He was taken into custody by detectives after he displayed a number of pictures of widows whom he claimed sought his hand in order to participate in his legacy. He supported his contention by showing liis prospects dozens of photographs of young widows he claimed were interested in his proposition. Conditions of th e will Jennings carries stipulates he must marry a widow with one or more children. Check His Baggage. Officers checked his baggage and found many letters from women who had given him fees ranging from $5 to S20 for filing claims on land in Alaska where part of property listed in the purported will is "ocated. In his cell today Jennings told reporters: "I don't care what you ivrite about me. Write or wire Wal- .er Winchell. He will tell you I am no fake. I am just trying to abide )y the terms of a will left by my brother who died in Chicago." Gets Sentence ALLENTOWN, Pa., Wi--A penitentiary sentence of 25 to 50 years was imposed Wednesday upon Richard D. Taylor, Akron washing machine salesman who kidnaped 30 your old Henry T. Koch for $20,000 ransom less than a week ago. It \vas Taylor's first offense, the court was told. He pleaded guilty. 3 MEN KILLED IN TWO EXPLOSIONS Two Die in Flaming Wreck of Car; Third Victim of Dynamite Blast. COUNCIL BLUFFS, (.11--Three men were killed Wednesday in two explosions and the fire resulting from one near here. At Glenwood. about 18 miles south of here, Paul, 24, and Donald Bartholomew, 34, died early Wednesday morning in the flaming wreckage of their automobile which left a highway. Officers investi ating the accident said they believed the fire started when a five gallon can of gasoline in the brothers' car exploded. Paul lived in Omaha, Donald in Glenwood. The officers said the brothers were probably trying to throw the burning can from the car when the automobile left the road throwing their bodies 30 feet from it. William Miller, 78, died Wednes- j day morning when a charge of 1 dynamite with which he was blasting stumps on his farm 12 miles north of here exploded prematurely- Miller was lighting a fuse on a charge of four sticks of dynamite. Investigators believe the high wind prevented him from seeing the charge was lighted. He was still applying matches to the fuse when the dynamite exploded. His 'body was blown 90 feet. SWING TOWARD ACT SEEN AMONG SENATE DEMOS Appropriation for Relief Next Big Business to Come Up. WASHINGTON, i.-F)--The SS03,- 000,000 tax bill, next to last major item on the administration's legislative program, was passed overwhelmingly Wednesday by the house. A senate committee was ready to begin public hearings, in order to get the measure before the senate quickly. This left President Roosevelt's request for a $1,500,000,000 relief appropriation the next big business to come before the house. Some leaders believed it would be after the national party conventions before both issues are settled and the lawmakers go home for campaigning. Speaker Byrns announced the tax bill vote as 267 to 93. The vote of the Iowa delegation on the tax bill: Republicans voting no--Gilchrist, Gwynne. Thurston. Democrats voting for the bill-Biermann, Eicher, Gillette, Jacobsen, Wearin. Goes io Senate. The bulky measure, designed to raise funds to meet bonus and farm relief costs and embracing a complete revision of the corporate tax LINEUP ON TAX BILL WASHINGTON, (J-- Here is the party lineup on the tax bill roll call in the house Wednesday: Democrats for 253. Republicans for 4. Progressives for 7. Farmer-Labor for 3. Total for 267. Democrats against 11. Republicans against 82. Total against 93. Paired 30. Not voting 38. Vacancies 7. Total house membership 435. Sample Hats Valued at More Than $300 Stolen at Clinton CLINTON, UP)--Sample hats valued at more than $300 were stolen Tuesday night from the automobile of A. L. Shaughnesy, Chicago, a salesman, while he was making a business call. It was the second theft of wearing apparel here within a few weeks, a store recently having been robbed of 52,500 in women's garments. Seek Keer. Dance Separation. DES MOINES, (.T)--Seeking to livorce dancing from places in vhich beer is sold, the Des Moincs .linisterial association announced a committee of its members would demand such action of the city council Thursday. Fire at Perry Does Damage of $20,000 PERRY, (.-D--Fire swept through a farm implement storage building owned by the McCreary Hardware company here Wednesday, inflicting damage estimated at $20,000. The principal loss was on a carload of new farm implements placed in the building Monday. Accuses His Wife of Infidelity, Kills Her EAST ST. LOUIS. (/P)--After accusing her of infidelity, Ernest I. Bennett. 33 years old. Wednesday shot and fatally wounded his wife, police .said. The officers quoted Bennett as saying he had suspected his wife. Margaret. 37, of carrying on an affair for the last three years. system, now goes to the senate where the finance committee already has begun its consideration. Thursday, Secretary Morgentaau will testify before the committee at ts first public hearing. A somewhat warmer reception awaited the measure in the senate committee than it would have received last week. Criticism of the )roposal was less in evidence among lie democratic committee members and many of them were forecasting ts approval. The major feature of the bill was a tax on corporation income graduated on the basis of earnings withheld from distribution to stockholders. See Extra Revenue. Linked with application of the normal 4 per cent income tax on dividends, it is expected to bring 5623,000,000 additional to help meet President Roosevelt's request or farm and bonus funds. 1 The vote on passage, cleft along party lines, was a mere formality which sealed the tentative approval given the bill Tuesday. With only four changes--All proposed by the ways and means committee in charge of the legislation, the 236 page measure had been hustled through the amendment stage with such speed as to give rise to protests of "unfair" and "steam roller'' tactics. Its backers claim it will lead to more equitable taxation, particularly as between corporations and partnerships, and at the same time remove the greatest loophole for tax evasion--the ability of individuals to avoid high surtaxes on incomes by impounding income in corporate surpluses. Would Shake Business. Republicans contended the bill would shake the stability of Business, tend toward creation of monopolies and fall far short of its estimated yield. They have branded it dangerous, unsound, vicious and radical. In addition to the revenue to produce from the new corporate tax plan. ?100,000,000 is expected from, an 80 per cent "windfall" levy on processors who did not pay AAA. processing taxes and 583,000,000 from temporary continuation of excess profits and capital stock taxes. The latter ultimately would be repealed, along with the present corporate income tax of 12'- to 15 per cent. Kales on Corporations. The new corporation rates wouli range up to 29',; per cent for w- porations with taxable income of 510,000 or less and up to 12 li per

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