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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N VOL. XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS 1.BASEP W1RB SEKV1CB MASON CITY, IOWA, SATURDAY, MAY 2,1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 178 Bad Breaks for G. O. P. Democrats Opposed to New Deal Are at Fault. SAYS KARPIS "TURNED YELLOW" By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N , (CPA)-- The republican h i g h c o m m a n d i s being laughed at by democrats and bitterly blamed by many republicans for .having created a "brain trust" of the G. O. P.'s own to aid t h e national committee in formulating a campaign policy. There is a certain amount of injustice in the charge that this was a piece of rank stupidity. The complaint all along has been that the 'republicans haven't had an issue -- -that they have done nothing except find fault with the new deal without offering a substitute for it. Now, when Chairman Fletcher of the national committee surrounds himself with a board of experts, to frame something constructive for him, his latest procedure is variously condemned and laughed at as a worse mistake than ever. Out of Luck. The republican "bosses are out of luck rather than unintelligent. They did not foresee that their board of experts immediately would be dubbed a "brain trust." Maybe they should have foreseen it, but, even so, they needed the experts. They are unlucky, too, in having the uninvited friendship of certain folk who are trying to help them. They are not responsible for the American Liberty league or for the Talmadge-Kirby southern constitutionalists' activities. These outfits undoubtedly are improving President Roosevelt's prospects, and the G. O. P. committee cannot prevent them from doing so. Lacks "Mass Appeal." -The Liberty league assuredly is not a. popular organization. · It haa-'CpnsideraWe; JnonSy, but what , feTXr ^millions- in comparison:^ wjtKj" thfi ' administration's billions in relief funds? It turns out what looks as if it should be -an excellent line .of. publicity, but it lacks mass appeal, somehow--is . addressed too much to the ultra-prosperous, possibly. The league's big- dinner of a few months ago, at which Al Smith made his "take a walk" speech, today is republicanly recognized as having been a. Roosevelt vote maker. It was.an'unpopularly swallowtail function, for.one thing, and was widely so advertised. Moreover, Al Smith has won the reputation of a grouch; he isn't the Al -of 1928-and even then he was .beaten. pictures Boomerang. The Talmadge-Kirby group's scheme of broadcasting pictures of Mrs. Roosevelt attending a gathering of Negroes promises .to turn out to be a terrible boomerang. It generally is agreed -to, by republicans as well as democrats, that Roosevelt will carry the south anyway. And in the north, where the Negroes vote, it appears that these pictures will swing black support to him solidly, without costing him any white ballots. Parenthetically, there are big Negro colonies in cities like New York, Chicago, Cleveland and St. Louis. This anti-Rooseveltian bungling hasn't been done by the republican management. Done by Democrats. It has been done, at the republicans' expense, largely by disgruntled democrats--mostly so in the case of the American Liberty league and exclusively so in the case of the Talmadge-Kirby aggregation. . . The republican bosses can't be accused of- fat-headedness for the blundering of the Liberty league and the Talmadge-Kirby-ites. They simply were unlucky. Business has improved, but unemployment hasn't decreased appreciably. President Roosevelt takes the position that this is because business has gobbled all the benefit, disregarding labor. More Bad Luck. The republicans want to prove that business isn't to blame. So Chairman Fletcher takes on a corps of experts to demonstrate it--and his experts immediately are referred to as a "brain trust," and gel the ha-ha. More bad luck for the republicans! The. fact is, the republicans are accustomed only to being the domi nant party. Hitherto, even when they have been 'beaten, they have not been beaten badly. To be "smacked down" is a new experience to them. They do not know the technique of being a minority. Wedding Gifts Destroyed. SIDNEY, (£--Sheriff John T Rcdenbaugh jailed Ed Jarman, Sid ney farmer, after Mr. and Mrs. Sam Carter charged him with destroying wedding gifts and property belong insr to them. Vlarching B a n d s Final Competition of Iowa School Festival. Super- Excel- Mason City 8 A. Lincoln, C. B. . . . . 6 Iowa City 5 East Waterloo 6 Roosevelt, D. M 4 Sigourney 4 West Waterloo 3 Central, Sioux City . .4 Centcrville 3 Haivarden 3 East DCS Moines . . . .3 Logan 3 East Sioux City . 3 Eldora 3 Mount Ayr Dubuque . . Orange City Milford Spirit Lake ~ Vinton S. for B 2 lent 10 7 IOWA CITY--Once more Mason City high school carried off highest honors in the state music festival, in which closing events in the three day contest were held Saturday. The North Iowa school received eight superior and 10 excellent rankings out of 19 events entered marking-, a record in--achievement not before equaled at the state contest. Next in line for honors was Abraham Lincon of Council Bluffs with 6 superior and 7 excellent rankings while East Waterloo had 6 superior and three excellent rankings. East Waterloo, winner of a superior rating in class AA concert jand, moved into third place in the state high school music festival standing and was in position to take second place from Abraham Lincoln of Council Bluffs. With its six superior ratings, East Waterloo competed in the marching ADDITIONAL MUSIC 'CONTEST NEWS AND PICTURES ON PAGE 16 band contest Saturday afternoon, while the Council Bluffs school had finished its competition with six su- Local Boy Scouts Show How Pioneers Lighted Fires Mason City Again Tops State in Music RAMS SUPERIOR IN EIGHT EVENTS, EXCELLENT IN 10 Bill Hoyt and Warner Blewett demonstrating fire by friction, the camping merit badge, at the Boy Scouts merit badge exposition which opened at the armory Friday evening and will be repeated Saturday evening starting at 7:30 o'clock. The exposition, which shows the wide range of activities conducted by Scouts, is free and open to the public. STORY ON PAGE 14. (Lock Photo, Kaycnay Engraving) SELASSIE FLEES, DISORDER RULES U. S. Proposes American Peace Treaty Open to All Offers "Tariff Truce' Among 21 Republics of Americas. ''·¥- WASHINGTON, )-- Conclusion pcriors. 21 Bands March. Twenty-one marching organizations paraded Saturday afternoon in one of the most colorful of the events of the state festival. With a personnel of more than 1,000 these prep musicians made a spectacular appearance in red, blue, white and gold uniforms, led by plumed drum majors with whirling silver batons. The last event in which Mason City competed was the piano solo in which Barbara Scott came through Saturday with a superior ranking. Previous to this Ruth Buehler added an excellent to the j Mohawk ranking in snare drum solo after she had already provided a superior for her school in marimba competition. At the close of the marching band contest the organizations formed one gigantic massed band for a memorial concert in tribute to the late John Phillip Sousa. The concert included "The Stars and Stripes Forever" march. Mrs. SoDSa Sends Word. A telegram from Mrs. Sousa was received here by Prof. Charles B. Righter, festival chairman. It stated: "I wish so much that I could be present to enjoy the concert which closes your music festival and which includes a memorial to my husband. With the great number of musicians under the able conducting of Mr. Bachman I know the effect will be magnificent, and I appreciate deeply the tribute. My warmest greetings to all and continued success for the festival." As an added attraction at the marching band contest, the Eldora training school band gave a 15 minute demonstration. The training school organization withdrew from the regular event because no other group could compete with it in military precision. It is one of the out- of a new neutrality convention open to the signature of all nations has been proposed by the United States government for consideration by the forthcoming all American peace conference in Buenos Aires. A "tariff truce" among the 21 American republic, involving a pledge to create no new trade discriminations, also has been offered by this government as a subject for the conference agenda. This was announced Saturday by the state department in making public a list of items which the United States recommended for consideration by the inter-American parley summoned recently by President Roosevelt to perfect peace machinery in the western hemisphere. In addition to the perfection of existing inter-American peace treaties and the possible conclusion c-f new peace pacts, the United States recommended: "Conclusion of a convention open to all nations supplementing and clarifying existing rules concerning rights and duties of neutrals with reference to certain classes of trade and commerce; and consideration of steps looking- to a more comprehensive restatement of international law pertaining to neutral and belligerent rights and duties." This was in line with a recent statement by Secretary Hull that this government intended to ask all the other nations of the world to join it in clarifying and implementing existing neutrality safeguards which, he held, proved so inadequate during the World war. standing country. marching bands in the Postmasters Recommended. WASHINGTON, 3) -- Senator Murphy, Iowa democrat, recommended the appointment of Harold E. Maffett as Murray, Iowa, postmaster, and Walter Kurd as Stanhope. Iowa, postmaster. CLOUDS KEEP UP VIGIL OVER IOWA Clearing Skies Forecast by Weatherman With Light Frost in North. DES MOINES, (5--Clouds maintained their vigil over Iowa Saturday but the weatherman forecast clearing skies with a light frost in the west and north portions of the state. Sunday will be generally fair, he said. Clouds and a balky high pressure area that failed to move in from the northwest staved off frost in the west and north Friday night, the low temperature being 40 at Estherville. The high Friday was SO at Waterloo and Albia. Keokuk reported 1.47 inches of rain during the 24 hours ending at 7 a. m. Saturday, Davenport .20; Dubuque .06; Des Moines .03, and Charles City, Council Bluffs and Sioux City, a trace. lowan Hangs Himself. DENISON. UP)--Andrew Lorenzen^Denison harness maker, hanged himself in the rear end of his business CStfl-blishr" 0 TM 1 Have Yoir Read Your Newspaper 1. A convict was killed trying to escape from what island federal penitentiary in San Francisco bay? 2. Four persons were killed and 50 injured in a tornado that swept parts of what two states ? 3. What senator charged the Roosevelt "scarcity" program had forced humans to eat dog food ? 4. What national business organization meeting in Washington the past week heard a plan by Secretary Roper to absorb more jobless in industry? 5. Crown Prince Farouk succeeded to the throne of what country on the death of his father, King Fuad. 6. Who was,the noted musician who closed 11 years as director of the New York Philharmonic-Symphony with a concert in Carnegie hall? 7. What Washington state representative in congress got married and was arrested a second time for speeding? 8. Harry Weiss, who attempted suicide in the Brooklyn, N. Y., city prison', was arrested for the kidnaping of whom? 9. Byron G. Alien, who received threatening letters, holds what state office? 10. What two cabinet members, formerly republicans, were listed as democrats the past week? (ANSWERS ON PAGE 2) TA^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday; cooler in east and south portions Saturday night; somewhat warmer in central and west portions Sunday. MINNESOTA: Fair Saturday night and Sunday; cooler in extreme southeast, heavy frost Saturday night; somewhat warmer in south and extreme west Sunday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Saturday morning: Maximum Friday 55 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A. M. Saturday 46 Rainfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO, (.?--Weather outlook for the week of May 4-9, inclusive: For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains region: Considerable precipitation l i k e l y during the week with temperatures mostly near or below normal in north portion and near or above normal in the south portion. . 5 MORE ADDED TO HUTO TOLL 1936 Deaths on Highways - of StatelVIbuatvtb-Total : __,;-,--of 120 Persons. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The names of five more lowans were listed Saturday on the Iowa highway traffic accident death toll bringing the total for the yeai to 120. Harold Laurence Drubin, 20, of Ames, died in Ames hospital of a fractured skull suffered when the motorcycle he was riding crashed into the rear of an automobile driven by Leslie Smith of Ames. May Light of Des Moines, riding with Durbin, suffered numerous cuta and bruises. Both are Iowa State college students. Durbin, who was born in Sioux City, formerly lived at Boone. Killed by Automobile. Harold Langsett, 46, of Harlan, Federal Land bank agent, was killed when Ms automobile plowed into a Rock Island railroad underpass on highway 7 two miles east of Minden. Bernard R. Stoltenberg, 46, Walcott, Iowa, farmer, and his son, Robert, 12, were killed when their auto was struck broadside by a Rock Island freight at the Walcott Main street crossing Friday evening- Mrs. Stoltenberg and two other children had left the auto a few minutes before the accident to meet- a sister in Walcott. The train carried the wrecked auto half a mile. The boy was hurled aside and died when he was reached. Stoltenberg's body was in the wreckage. High School Girl Hit. Jeanette de Groot, 14, Prairie City, Iowa, high school freshman, was killed Friday afternoon when struck by a car on highway 163 east of Des Moines. Alighting from a car driven by Mrs. Raymond Barrett of Mitchellville, Iowa, the farm girl was struck by an auto driven by Merle Goble of Des Moines. She was rushed to a doctor's office in Prairie City but she died in about an hour without regaining consicousness. U. S. Accepts Offer of British to Protect ^ Foreigners. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Emperor Haile Selassie precipitately left his capital of Addis Ababa Saturday, the British minister there reported to London, and his departure was regarded as indication that organized resistance to the invadnig Italian armies was ended. Sir Sidney Barton, the British envoy, added'in his report that widespread disorder had broken out in the city. In Washington the state department said a British invitation extending the facilities of the legation to American nationals had been accepted. A report received at Paris and London said the palace of the emperor had been pillaged, Defense Has Collapsed. The negus was declared to havi taken a train for the French Somali land port of Djibouti, the coast ter minal of Ethiopia's only railroad. British official circles in London interpreted the emperor's departur as the collapse of organized defens against the Italian invasion. The Italian northern army.-mear while, had temporarily halted its at vance on Addis Ababa as the fascis troops prepared :to~pusb/forward-in the wake of an advariced'guard. The motorized column commanc ed by Marshal Pietro Badogl: camped beside the River Robi a Macfud awaiting word from th Italian outposts the route to th seat of the negus' government wa clear. Celebrations Checked. An absence of reports from Add: Ababa caused London wireless com panics to accept messages for th Ethiopian capital only at the senc er's risk. In Rome, fascist officials sough to check premature celebrations the "fall" of the Ethiopian capita with provincial leaders summoned t discuss plans for a victory mobiliza tion. Some sources indicated the antic: pated occupation might not be an nounced officially until Premie Mussolini appears before the chain ber of deputies Monday. Teacher in Japan at Iowa Music Contest IOWA CITY, (JP)--One visitor at the state high school music festival came from Japan. Miss Lena Daugherty, a teacher in the Joshi Gakin high school for girls at Tokio, planned her visit here to coincide with the contest. Union Mutual Case Under Advisement D E S M O I N E S , (.«--District Judge Russell Jordan took under advisement the state insurance department's suit for receivership of the Union Mutual Life company of Iowa THE INSIDE WILLIAM MAHAN Mahan Moves to Top of Public Enemy List ON PAGE 2 Man Held Here for Car Theft Gives New Name ON PAGE 2 Mason City Cement Plants to Start Rum ON PAGE 16 Mason City Bats Rattle in County Tourney Game ON PAGE 9 Census on Results in Iowa Courts Startec ON PAGE 11 See Pictures of Iowa Tornado, Pape Slaying ON PAGE 8 Faces Kidnap Trial ALVIN KARPIS Iowa Tornado Victims Will Get U. S. Aid LOOK ON PAGE 8 FOB IOWA TORNADO SCENES DES MOINES, )-- Gov. Clyde L Herring said Saturday he has ob- aoined the co-operation of federa agencies for rehabilitation of the northwest Iowa tornado area, where the damage was far greater thai most of us realized." The governor said B. W. Lodwick federal rural rehabilitation directo for Iowa, sent field agents to th' area Saturday and will make per sonal inspection with Ray Murray agriculture secretary, Monday. G. B. MacDonald, state CCC d : rector, has truned over facilities o ihe Milford camp for clearing awa : storm. debris, the governor said The action was taken in respons to appeals from the mayors of Mi ford, Spirit Lake and Arnold's Par. Herring said. Will Make Loans. He said he understood the rur rehabilitation division would mak long time loans available for repla in g cattle and horses killed in th tornado-. The governor said would confer with farm credit ad ministration officials at Omaha possible loans for rebuilding farir homes and barns. "Hundreds of cows, horses an hogs were killed in~Ehe storm," th governor said he was informed The fanrrers must obtain stock an clear away debris immediately prevent the present farming seaso from becoming a total loss in th tornado stricken zone." Disaster trained Red Cros. workers from midwestern head quarters at St. Louis arrived in th windswept area Saturday to direc Red Cross relief activities. Clear Away Debris. One hundred and thirty civilia conservation corps workers wer aiding stricken families in the aref and more fortunate neighbors c families whose homes were destroy ed by the Thursday's twister joine in restoring order to the scene. Under orders from State Admin istrator L. S. Hill, northwest low WPA workers assisted in clearin away debris. The human toll was four deai more than 50 injured, several cri ically, and livestock and propert damage, was estimated at aroun $750,000. Little Insurance. Fifty-three persons were home less in the Everly and Terrace Par areas, where the storm destroye property of at least 70 person mostly farmers. A survey of the area disclose that few of the homeless farmei had tornado insurance. Scarcely an upright fence remained in the stricken farm area, and one of the farmers' first tasks was to fence in straying livestock. The storm damaged 50 homes in Estherville, wrecked a score of farm homes and raced on to Fairmont, Minn., where 50 farm buildings were destroyed. HOOVERRELATES STORYOFTAKING UBLIC ENEMY 1 )eclares Knees Shook; Gang Leader Held in St. Paul. ST. PAUL, (.T)--Alvin Karpia, the ation's No. 1 criminal who boasted e "wouldn't be taken alive" but /ho was "scared to death" when ederal agents seized him in New Orleans, was held Saturday in the ederal building while authorities uestioned him regarding three kid- apings and other crimes. J. Edger Hoover, head o£ the fed- ral department of investigation vho personally led the capture, re- ated details of how Karpig was rapped in New Orleans late Friday md how he "turned yellow" at the ast moment. "Karpis said he'd never be taken alive," said Hoover, "but we took him without firing a shot. That marked him as a dirty, yellow ra.t. He was scared to death when we closed in on him. He shook all over --his voice, his hands and his knees." Had Face Altered. Karpis was brought here by ioover and eight federal agents at S:47 a. m., (CST) Saturday after a dramatic airplane trip in which several stops and wide retours were "orced by severe flying weather. During the trip Karpig was chained to his seat. Other than the weather there were no untoward incidents. The invest i g a t i o n department cbief disclosed Karpis had resorted to plastic surgery on his face, hut. HAS MANY NAMES TOPEKA, Kans., (.-B--Alvin Karpis was known to his friends by many names: His real one--Raymond Karpavicz--became Albin Karpis and later Alvin. His nicknames, and why: "Slim"--because of his build. "Old Creepy" because he got on the nerves of his henchmen. "Chi"--because he talked so much about his favorite city, Chicago. Hunt for Two Small Town Girls Lost at State Music Contest IOWA CITY, GT)--State high school festival employes drove 60 miles, and police here conducted an all night search for two "lost" girls. The girls, members of a small town high school band, registered at their cot center about 8 p. m., and were told to return there by 9. After taking in the sights around the city they were unable to find their quarters. They went to a rooming- house in the same neighborhood, told the landlady of their predicament, and were housed for the night. After the frantic search, they reported to headquarters the following morning. that despite alterations which included cuts from the lobes or. each ear, he was easily recognizable. Hoover said Karpis is wanted for three kidnapings, the W i l l i a m Harnm and Edward G. Bremer abductions, and that of a doctor whose car was commandeered after the gangster shot his way out of a trap in Atlantic City. He is under indictment for both the Hamm and Bremer kidnapings which yielded ran- hom totaling 5300,000. Sought for Slaying. Karpis also is sought for the slaying of a sheriff, 15 bank robberies, three or four mail holdups and complicity in the slaying of "three or four other fellows," Hoover said. Karpis was held temporarily in the federal building and federal officials declined to say when he would be moved to the county jail. George F. Sullivan, United States district attorney, said he had no plans yet for arraigning the prisoner and was unable to say whether he would be tried first for the Bremer or Hamm abduction. Hoover left St. Paul about 12:30 p. m., (CST! on TWA plane "City of Indianapolis" for Chicago. It was the same plane used to bring Karpis here from New Orleans. Heavily Guarded. The desperado, wearing thin summer apparel in a temperature just above freezing, was hustled from the big liner to a heavily armed automobile, surrounded by machine guns, and taken direct to the agents' headquarters in the federal building. Making a short stop at St. Louia for refueling around midnight, the party was tied up at Kansas City; from 2 a. m.. until 5:30 a. m., because of unfavorable flying weather. All of this time, the prisoner had been manacled inside the plane. Safely or the ground here, his feet scarcely touched the earth as tho agents hurried him from the ship to the waiting car, thence to the federal building. Hunter in New Orelans, Hoover said Fred Hunter, captured with Karpis. is being held in New Orleans, pending decision as to whether he will be tried on a mail robbery charge or a postal offense. The woman known as "Ruth" aiut captured at the same time as Hunter and Karpis wag identified by Hoover as a woman who posed a* Mrs. Ruth Hunter but who. in reality, is not Hunter's wife. Hoover said she is being held in New (it--* leans without charge and indicate-^

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