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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ; i A R L O N I .« H I S M £ M 3 D C P I -GIF :|Q '' " *5 « r -| v r. *,' 'THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COM ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERV1UB MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 176 HIGHWAY PATROLMAN DIES OF WOUND To Control Convention Conservatives Will Rule Machinery of G. 0. P. By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N (C.PA.) -- As p r e v i ously 'remarked in this column, the republican managers appear to have picked Sena t o r Frederick Steiwer of Oregon as their Cleveland k e y- noter w i t h a view to placating Senator William E. Borah of Idaho. But do they imagine Senator t h a t Borah will be satisfied with a teaspopn of liberality in the form of Senator Steiwer in the keynoter's role in comparison with two whole tureens- ful of conservatism in the form of Representative Bertrand H. Snell of New York and ex-Representative John Q. Tilson of Connecticut respectively as permanent chairman and parliamentarian of the G. O. P. convention? If that mixture goes down with the Idaho statesman he is easy to please--and he hasn't that reputation. A Mild Progressive. Steiwer, to be sure, as also has been said before, is a very mild progressive and a close legislative and perhaps personal friend of Borah's. But all that a convention keynoter does is to make the initial speech. The platform doesn't have to..follow wha£ he says_.... ItfoauneB jdflesn't nave- to-e -the indraduafiie Indicate! 1 ^ JU.V^M^-^JW-- ---'-"iZJ^TM noro aungj "influences. SO are WfOns ·minor but 1 this time maybe It will be, "Other wise. May Cause Split. If Steiwer - makes -..-a? pro-Bora .speech such managers as Represen Wive Snell and Colonel Tilson cer -.- tainly will .;'-... That will cause a split. .And "if Steiwer is not vehement] pro-Borah's program the Idaho sol on assuredly will remain unrecon ciled. · · ' ' ' " Borah will be alienated in eithe case. He-will "take a walk." That is what the G. 0. P. man agers want to prevent. But the com promise they offer? It isn't muc of a compromise. A weak-kneed lib ejal offered to Borah! An ultra-con .-servative control claimed by them Italians Reported Entering Addis Ababa SASA BANEH, ON ROADTOHARAR, TAKEN BYSTORM Rome Says British and Italian Tension Not as Great. ROME, (/PI -- An unconfirmed press dispatch said Marshal Pietro Badoglio's Italian troops entered Addis Ababa at 10 a. m. Thursday. Other reports said the advance guard of the fascist troops were at the city limits. Previous dispatches had reported the motorized column of 30,000 men within artillery shot of the Ethiopian capital. Italian newspapers announced in ,arge headlines that the blackshirt soldiers were about to occupy Addis Ababa. Earlier in the day, Marshal Badoglio reported that Sasa Baneh. the gateway to Ethiopia's second city of Harar, had been taken by storm Wednesday. Climax to Fighting. Sasa Baneh was taken, he said, as a climax to many days of bitter Death in "Gas" Can Rides With Two Iowa Brothers fighting. His report came as authorities at Rome said tension between ItalyC and Great Britain was relaxing and hat the danger of an European var resulting from the Italian lam'paign was diminishing. Meanwhile, another Italian col- -imn, advancing from Lake Tana, ook Debra Tabor, east of the lake. As this column advanced,, its op- rations were directed by seaplanes lying from their .new base on'Eth- opia's vast^lake^BSsrafow for the " Ultra-Conservatives. Congressman Snell? He is a likable old cheese-make from Potsdam, N. Y; But politically and economically he is reactionar; --not to say conservative. His nickname is "Hard-boilei Bert." And the' convention's parliamen tarian. Colonel Tilson? The colonel is as likable as Snell but he was leader in the house of representatives in the most ultra conservative days of G. 0. p. con trol. Both are 100 per cent Old Guards, men. Steiwer is 10 to 15 per cent a liberal--no radical whatever. At the republican convention? Steiwer will make his speech How. liberal it 'Will be is problematic. ·. , · '.·"· Control Machinery. Th'en Representative ; Snell wil: assume authority,. His rulings will be -dicated tgihim by Parliamentarian Tilson?*ff Parliamentarian Tilson is ..-momentarily off the job his place will be taken by Lehr Fess, son of former. Senator Simeon D. Fess of Ohio,', one of the most conservative, statesmen who ever sat in congress.. Sons often are different '·' from fathers, but Lehr was- parlia- ·mentarian.of the house of represen- , t'atives .when (perhaps not because -..,bf lthe : fact that) his father was a leader'·jf the majority party in the senate.- -^ AlFthiS-is not to reflect adversely upon conservatism. But it 'Seems to threaten a clash ·between conservatism' and liberality at the coming''''-republican convention. · Iowa Old Age Pension Plan Recommended MOINES, CZB-- Mrs. E. R. Meredith, chairman of the Iowa old age assistance commission, reported on returning from a conference of the American Association for Social Security in New York ;lhat the Iowa plan of administering tId "age assistance is being recommended to other states. _ Bomb Proof Dugouts. Foreigners in Addis Ababa sought refuge in the compounds of the foreign legations, some of which afforded protection in bomb proof dugouts. The Americans, numbering about 30, went into the confines of the British legation, protected by a contingent of Sikhs, British Indian troops. Previous to the evacuation, a fascist air squadron flew over the Addis Ababa airdrome at Akaki and machine gunned the hangars, iji which there were no airplanes. The British ambulance unit and Ethiopian high officials left the city for the rnterior at the approach of the Italian army. Stationed in Alps. Austrian officials asserted a force of 1,450 soldiers stationed in . the Alps near the southern border of Germany were there for their regular spring maneuvers. Army officials emphasized that there was nothing unusual in the maneuvers to arouse apprehension in; diplomatic quarters over Austro- German' relations. Four -infantry battalions, two artillery' battalions and one armored car unit were taking part in the training in the Alps, officials said. although this year's maneuvers have been smaller than in previous seasons since the larger part of the army is quartered in Vienna. Death in a five gallon can of gasoline rode this automobile with Donald, 33, lower right, ana Paul Bartholomew, 25, lower left, south of Glemvood on highway No. 34 Wednesday morning. The can, shown on the remains of the burned car, is believed to have exploded. The car left the highway, crashed and burned. Both men, while thrown clear of the wreckage, were badly burned. .Donald.- -Bartholomew, .cou, \n ,a- Glenwood cafe, was clutching the empty gasoline can when found. It was believed he was trying to toss it out of the car after it exploded. Paul Bartholomew was the driver. (Iowa Daily Press Photo) REPORT ARREST IN WENDEL CASE Vlarcus Seized on Fugitive Warrant as Accessory to Kidnaping. TRENTON. N. J.. (/B--Assistant District Attorney Francis Madden of Queens county. N. Y., announced Thursday the arrest of Sol Marcus, 33, of Trenton, in connection with he Paul H. Wende] case. Madden said Marcus was arrested i a fugitive warrant as an accessory to the Wendel kidnaping. Marus was held without bail by Police udge Andrew Duch. Lieutenant James Di Louie of the 'renton police, who accompanied wo Brooklyn detectives in making he arrest, said Marcus delivered money "from some one in New Jerey" to those charged in Brooklyn vith kidnaping Wendel. The kidnap- ng delayed Bruno Richard Hauptmann's execution for the Lindbergh aby kidnaping three days. Di Louie said he was informed larcus would be indicted in Brook- Thursday. Harlan Merchant Dies. HARLAN, /P--His wife and hree children survive Henry Bock- n. 74, Harlan merchant, who died donday. Mason City Off to Good Stan in Music Contest ·Two Groups Superior; ONTHEINSSDE GLEN SCHMIDT Urges Greater Number of Highway Patrolmen ON PAGE 2 Presbytery Sessions at Algona Concluded ON PAGE 12 Kiwanians Go to Jail --to Make Inspection ON PAGE 16 Dickinson Claims Dog Food Eaten by Humans ON PAGE 7 Scout Merit Badge Exposition May I -2 ON PAGE 16 Crazier-Lemke Bill Vote in House to Be Forced ON PAGE 18 Lloyd Nichols Solo Excellent. SUMMARIES ON PAGE 2. IOWA CITY--Mason City high school got off to a good start in the state music festival here Thursda; by winning- two superior ratings and one excellent award in the opening events. Mason City received a superior rating in the competition of miscellaneous groups - of brass instruments. A like award was given the Mason City contestants in miscellaneous groups of stringed instruments. Lloyd Nichols, Mason City, was ranked excellent in trombone solo. Robert Houlihan, Ida Grove, set the pace for soloists in the contest by winning a "superior" and an "excellent" rating- in two events. The Ida Grove boy won superior in trombone solo and exeelle'nt in tenor solo. Houlihan's honors gave his school a share of top ranking notice with larger institutions. Other schools who received one superior and one excellent award in the first events completed were Central of Sioux 'ity, and Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs. Centerville had one superior and one good award. Man Under Arrest in "Hex" Slaying Hangs Himself in Jail Cell BUFFALO. N. Y., (.T)--John Tryka, 39, under arrest in what police had described as the "hex" slaying of Adolf Boettger, hanged himself in his police cell Thursday. He looped his handkerchief about his neck, stood on a corner of his cot and tied it to the cross bar above his cell door, then stepped from the t. Detective Chief John J. Whalen iad announced a short, time before :hat Tryka would be charged with nurder. The police accused him of jeating Boettper. 63-year-old master, with a wrench because, they quoted him as saying. Boettger had iut him "under an evil curse." MORGANTHAUFOR PROCESSING TAX Tells Senate Group That Bill Passed by House Will Not Meet Needs. WASHINGTON, I/P)--Predicting that bonus payment and other spending will bring a record peace time treasury deficit of ?5,966,000,000 for the current fiscal year, Secretary Morgenthau .said Thursday . . ,, , · that the house tax bill will not meet ?TM te PAITM 1 " all needs. He urged the senate to add to the measure temporary levies upon the "processing" 'of certain farm products. These taxes, similar to the outlawed AAA processing levies but smaller and spread over a wider list of commodities, were advocated-previously by President Roosevelt but omitted from the bill the house passed Wednesday. Ne«- Debt Peak. Morgenthau's testimony at the opening of public senate finance committee hearings on the program indicated that a new public debt peak of ,?4J,468,000.000 is expected by June 30, 1937. As he spoke, a record peace time program for naval expenditures next year was approved by the house appropriations committee. The .5531,068,707 naval supply bill provides for adding- more ships, air fighters and men. with additional authority to build two new battleships if another power moves to take such a step. i Among other capital developments: "Subversive Activities." Congress heard from the navy .hat "subversive activities" are 'threatening the security of our fleet." A shipping executive told the convention of the chamber of commerce of the United States that the Maritime Federation. Pacific coast union, is trying to gain control of all the nation's transportation facilities. WPA officials said the needy must accept offers of farm or other 'rivate employment. LOCAL CAR THIEF MAY HAVE PAL OF SLAYER Gibbs Admits He Stol Decker Auto; Caught in Barn. CRESCO--A man who gave hi name as Jack Gibbs, 23, of Madison Wis., was captured in a barn nca Lime Springs Thursday rnornin and confessed stealing a car beloi\ ing to Mrs. Jay E. Decker at Maso City early in the morning. Officers were also checking to de termine whether or not Gibbs wa one of the bandits who participate in the holdup of a filling station a Lawler last Sunday night. One o the bandits who held up this fillin station might have been the on who shot Highway Patrolman Ora Pape near Muscatine. It was statei by officers that Gibbs fitted the des cription of one of the bandits wh held up the Lawler station. Sheriff Makes Search. Sheriff. Albert T. Pederson o Cresco received a call to invcstigat an accident two miles north of Lim Springs. When he arrived there h became suspiciou-s that the unoccu pied car in the ditch might be stolen and called Sheriff J. M. Robertsoi of Mason City and learned that th car had been taken from here. Accompanied by his deputy, Per cy Haven, Sheriff Pederson bcga: an intensive search in the vicinit for the car thief. After searching for an hour an a half, theyjfound Gibbs in a bar near the Minnesota state line on th farm of Lawrence Jones. Then of fleers grilled him and he later ad milted stealing the car, providing a solution about six hours after tin car was stolen. Held in Jail. Gibbs was taken back to Cre-sco and held in the jail there until rival of officers from Mason City On learning that the car had been ·ecovered, Sheriff Robertson dis latched Deputy Johnny Wallace to -resco to get the car and carry on "urther investigation. Sheriff Pederson checked the de- icription of Gibbs with that of one of the bandits who held up the Lawer filling station and said they tal- ied in several respects. Both men are 5 feet 10 inches tall, their com- ilexions correspond and other ihases of identification are the ame. Mrs. Decker's car, a 1934 black Cadillac sedan, was stolen from the ' rate Decker garage at the rear of the Decker home, 119 Second street southeast, Mason City. A . neighbor heard the car being driven out at 4 o'clock but did not investigate further and the theft was not discovered until 6:30 o'clock TO SEEK IDENTIFICATION OF GD3BS AT LAWLER. DES MONES, i.T)--Glen Schmidt, Iowa bureau of investigation chief said Thursday afternoon Cerro Gordo county Sheriff J. M. Robertson would take Jack Gibbs, arrested near Cresco for automobile theft, to Lawler to see if a service station attendant there could identify him. TA^Weather Gets 25 Years for Assaulting Girl, 13 DAVENPORT. -- Pleading guilty to a charge of assaulting a 13 year old girl. Clifton Spencer. 23, of Clifty, Ky., was sentenced to serve a 25 year term in the Fort Madison penitentiary. FORECAST IOW.A: Showers or thunderstorms Thursday night or Friday, slightly warmer in east central, cooler in extreme west portion Thursday night: cooler Friday in south and east. MINNESOTA: Unsettled Thursday night and Friday, probably showers or local thunderstorms; warmer in extreme southeast Thursday night. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 62 Minimum in Night 43 At 8 A. M. Thursday -,Rainfall .04 To Ask Funds to Tighten Up Parole Check STORIES ON FACE 2 DES MOINES, UP)--Two members of the Iowa parole board said Thursday the parole board would ask the next legislature for additional funds to be used in "tightening up" its system of checking convicts free on parole. Both agreed that it was "regret able" that one paroled prisoner wa responsible for the death of High way Patrolman Oran H. Pape an another was being treated for gun shot wounds in a hospital here whil officers sought to link him with an attempted Stanhope burglary. Board Chairman George Simpsor of West Union declared he believci "The present parole system is th best that can be worked out witi the funds available. "It has a gap or two," he said "but we'll have to have additional funds to tig'hten them up." Required to Report. He said that under the prcscn' system paroled convicts are required to report every 30 days and tha board agents also interview the men and check up on them to sec their reports are correct. "But," Simpson said, "lack of funds holds up to two agents who have to cove r the entire state and nlerview some 300 paroled men. Su oervision as close as we would like :o make it is not possible with only two agents." Frank Carroll. Des Moines board member, declared at least two more agents are needed. "Last time we asked for an additional 55,000 to strengthen the parole system," he said, "we go only about Sl,100." 300 on Parole. Sam Woods, state parole board secretary, estimated there are ap proximately 300 convicts on parole in Iowa at the present time. Among th.ese-.were: Rbscoe R. 'Barton, 23, of Dav enport, shot and killed by Highway Patrolman Pipe near Muscatine ate Wednesday after Barton wounded the officer fatally. Barton was paroled on "October, .934, from a year and a day sen- .ence to a federal prison for stcal- ng government property from an armory at Davenport. The parole. o have run for three years, was granted by Federal Judge Charles '.. Dewey. Wounded Man Suspect. Bert Robert, 33, of Des Moines, ound wounded on the steps of a Des Moines hospital early Thursay and suspected of being the man hot in an attempted burglary of a April's first and only real "April shower" came on the final day of the month. Because it started just before 8 o'clock a. rn., only .04 of an inch was listed in the 24 hour period covered by the above figures. The total precipitation at 10 o'clock, however, stood at .46 of an inch. Between 30 and 11 another brisk shower occurred, bringing the mois- jtanhope clothing store Wednesday ight. He served four months in jail here or assault in 1929; was paroled in August, 1934, after serving a little more than two years of a 10 year entence for breaking and enter- ng in Jasper county. A parole. Woods explained, does ot mean that a man is released rom his sentence until he has erved his parole, which usually uns for one year. If he violates any aws or provisions of the parole ·hile he still is subject to it, he lay be returned to prison. HULLTAlKSTO U,S, CHAMBER nvites Business' .Attention to Economic Ailments of World. WASHINGTON, (.?} -- Secretary State Hull Thursday invited the .tendon of businessmen to the orld's economic ills. Appearing before the final session the convention of the United ates Chamber of Commerce, Hull :clarcd excessive trade barriers e a major factor in a "rising .nger" of a catastrophic World ar. He urged the reduction of such barriers as a step toward peace, and explained the new deal policy of negotiating reciprocal trade a^rec- j ments with foreign nations. Replying to critics who demand repeal of the reciprocal tariff law. he said repeal would be a "fatal" step backward. Under the law, President Roosevelt has authority to lower (or in negotiating the mate continued debate on a bill aimed at alleged price discrimination in trade, the house turned to a major appropriation bill --the one carrying a peacetime record of more than SoOO.000,000 for the navy. As the measure, nearly $68,000,000 larger than last year.'drew near the debate stage, there were indications that authorizations mav later KILLED BY PAPE IDENTIFIED AS HOLDUP MAN Lawler, New Hampton Robberies Indicated by Car Contents. MUSCATINE, (/PI--State Highway Patrolman Oran H. Papc, former University of Iowa football star, died in a hospital early Thursday of a bullet wound fired from the gun of a highway bandit he had shot and killed. He died at 2:40 a. m., after fighting against desperate odds from loss of blood from a vicious abdominal wound. He was 28 years old. His mother, Mrs. Charles O. Pape of Du'ouque, and his brother, Vcrn, were at hia bedside. Gasping out a story of a gun battle with a holdup man who showed him no quarter, the one time "cli- CHIEF GIVES BLOOD MUSCATINE, l.-D--John Hat. lory, state highway patrol chief, volunteered blood for a transfusion at Herahey hospital here early Thursday morning i n an effort to save the life of Oran Pape, wounded patrolman, but his sacrifice was in vain. The blood was taken shortly before Pape's death at 2:40 a. m., but was not used, it was said at the hospital. Pape's body was taken to Dubuque by an undertaker from that city Thursday morning. max runner" of the Iowa football team was put under a surgeon's knife -shortly after 6 p. m. Wednesday. Hour, Half Operation. He wag on the operating table an hour and a half. Later he was administered a blood transfusion but failed to rally, and only partly regained consciousness. Pape was the first member of the Iowa, highway patrol, organized last year, to die from a gunman's fire. The fatal bullet was fired from .he stolen gun of a man identified by Police Chief Sam Kelly of Davenport as Roscoe R. Barton, 23, of Davenport. Shot through the head with his own gun, the man police identified as Barton died shortly after his en- hunter with Pape on highway 61, raise) tariffs trade pacts. While the senate ture total for the day to .66 of an ! he added for two 3:5,000 ton bat- inch. This rain contained a sprink- | Ueships. eventually to cost between ling of medium-sized hailstones. : $80,000,000 and $100 000 000 even miles east of here late Wednesday. Identified by Fingerprints. Davenport police made the iden- ification through fingerprints !ate Vednesday night. Chief Kelly said hat while a complete record on Barton was not available, he was nown to have been involved in a reakin at the Davenport armory, in vhich a number of guns were sto'len n 1934. Dr. A. L. Bryan said the revolver lug- plowed throug-h the middle of 'ape's body as he fought to wrest 56 gun from his assailant at close quarters. Paul Turner, Muscatine high school coach, donated blood for the transfusion. Pape encountered Barton on the highway near Fairport about 5 p. m. The man's 1935 (Chevrolet! sedan was stolen from Leo Hande of Bloomfield, April 22 at Eldon. It carried Iowa license plates 3-1390. which were stolen the game day at Waukon. Pape Stops Car. Pape stopped the car to investigate. As he approached the car, the man drew his gun, ordered Pape into the car with him and started to drive away. At a moment he thought his assailant off guard, Pape grabbed for the gun with which he was covered. The man fired point blank, ripping a hole in the officer's abdomen. Pape. using the same tactics that distinguished him on the football field, continued to fight his assailant. wrested his gun from him and sent a bullet through his head. The gunman slumped in the driver's seat. Pape stopped the car and staggered on to the highway. Signals Two Motorists, He signalled two passing "moto?=-- ists. C. W. Wilson and L. L. Stewart. Kansas City salesmen, who with another motorist, I. E. Fender of Onargo, 111., rushed him to a Muscatine hospital. The gunman, mortally wounded, was brought to the hospital in an ambulance, but died before aid could be administered. In the dead man's car Sheriff Fred Nesper found two .45 caliber automatic revolvers. tear gns bombs, several clips of ammunition, a package of carpet tacks, and three sets of extra license plates, two from Iowa and one from Minnesota. New Hampton Checks. Also found on Barton were chcrk blanks stolen recently from a New

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