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NORTH IOWA'S DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL. XLII "THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS" H O M E E D I T I O N FIVE CENTS A 5U PRESS ABASED WIRE BEHVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, MONDAY, MAY 4, 1936 TH13 PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 179 Strikes and Radicalism Stewart Says One of Causes Hardboiled Capitalism. U. S. LEGATION HOLDS OFF MOB By CHARLES P. STEWART ._.._, A S H I N G T O N , 'I'A'f'i (CPA)--An over · M l l y hard-boiled · · i capitalism tends · W i to breed radic'al- ..1...." * . isrc in the masses. How it works has been strikingly brought out recently by an unmis t a k a b 1 y pretty Red gathering in Washington coincidentally with disclosures before senatorial investigators concerning certain big business' plans to combat future labor trouble. Senator Nye's munitions committee revealed, at least in part, the extent to which various large corporations have been laying in supplies of arms, ammunition and poison teases for their plants' defense in the°event of strikes. Maybe they are entitled to defend their plants, but they car.not expect their workers to view such preparations with complacency. Senator La Follette's civil liberties committee uncovered something of the systems of espionage which these same concerns have created to i spy upon union activities of labor within their respective staffs. · Hardboiled Capitalism. So much for hardboiled capital- The radical gathering included delegates, said to represent 150,000 of the proletariat in 35 states, of the Workers' Alliance of America, in close touch with the left-wing socialists; the National Unemployment league, sponsored by the Trotsky faction of communism, and several independent groups, all of an I W. W.-ish complexion. Surely it is fair to say that this was a Red convention. In other words, where employers develop fascist symptoms their workers seem inclined to break out into a communistic rash. Wildly Exaggerated. I -have thought all along that stories of radicalism's spread in this country have been wildly exagger- a Still, when 600 to 700 ultra-left- wing delegates can be assembled m the capital for one meeting, it begins to look a little suggestive. And there was no. doubt of this conventions redness. The delegates themslvei proclaimed it. From testimony before the La Follette committee it appears that the hard-boiled employers to a considerable extent are victims of their own spying and anti-strike precautions. Of course they do not actually want strikes. K«ady for Them. They want to be ready for them. They may also prefer them to yielding to their workers' demands. However, it is contrary to their interest deliberately to provoke walkouts. But it decidedly is to the interest of the strike-breaking agencies to do so. These outfits must have strikes to break or they can't make money. As indicated at the La Follette committee's hearings: A strike-breaking agency's first step is to furnish spies to a'given plant, to report to its owners concerning the frame of mind of their workers. The spies masquerade as genuine workingmen, and in some instances have become officers in the real workers' unions. Create Discontent. If they do not find discontent their business is to create it. Then, its spies having instigated a strike, the strike-breaking agency is on hand to provide men to break it, scarcely needful to say, at fancy figures. But a peaceful strike is of no value to the strike-breaking folk. Unless the strikers resort to violence the strike-bound plant can fill their places with ordinary workingmen for much less money than they must pay to professional strikebreakers. Thus it is as much a part of the spies' job to foment rioting as it is to start a strike in the first place. The La Follette committee's infor- , ' mation is that there are approxl- 1 mately 500 such agencies, large and ! small, throughout the country. Some of them are said to have I made millions. i Arraigned on Charge of Looting Fraternity Houses at Iowa State AMES, (.B--Officers planned to arraign Andrew Gates of Pittsburgh, Pa., Monday on charges of looting fraternity houses at Iowa State college and the University of Iowa. He was caught sleeping in the Delta Tau Delta house here Sunday after he had taken refuge there when police plckei up his trail on the Iowa State campus. Officers Probe Luverne Crash Which Killed 4 MAJOR GENERAL HAGOODTOQUIT ARMYANDWRITE WPA Critic Serves Only One Full Day in His New Post. WASHINGTON, UP)-- After serving cvily one full day as commanding officer of the sixth army corps area at Chicago, Maj. Gen. Johnson Hagood -- who spent seven weeks in military exile after criticiz- HAGOOD i n g W P A * *.*' spending poli- /Vcies -- Monday /,(" requested im* ..V mediate r e " - tirement. ; In a com" m u n i c ation received here at She same t i m e f r o m "Chicago, t h e : veteran of f i. cer announced t h a t he ex: pected to go to h i s home in Charleston, S. Car., t o write a book "in which I ,, shall s h o w how the United States can get a much better national defense at very much less cost to the taxpayer." On Inctive Duty. During part of the time lie has been on inactive : duty: after losing command of the eighth corps area at San Antonio, General Hagood has worked with Sears, Roebuck and company, Chicago mail order house. He is understood to have been tendered a permanent position with that firm, but to have decided against accepting an active business connection. Without specifically mentioning his "punishment" or the controversy in congress until he was restored to active duty, General Hagood said his friends considered he had been 'vindicated." He assumed command of the area on Saturday. "Under the circumstances," he said, "I do not feel that it will be of any advantage to the army for me to remain on the active list for another year x x x and I cannot do it without a sacrifice of my personal dignity and professional prestige." Must Grant Request. Under army regulations Hagood -- after more than 44 years active duty -- is entitled to retire with the rank of major general and full retirement pay. r Granting of his request is mandatory. In making it to President Roosevelt, as commander-in-chief, General Hagood revealed that he had asked to be retired on March 17-at the height of the storm over his case -- but had withdrawn his request at the solicitation Of the president and Senator Byrnes (D., S. Car.) He would automatically retire for age next year on his sixty-fourth birthday anniversary. STARYAiOMED TO HOLDUP JOB Man Held Here Identified as One of Five Who Staged Illinois Robbeiy. John Staryak, held here for authorities at Carlinville, 111., has been linked with 'another holdup in Illinois, according to sheriff J. M. Robertson Monday morning. Staryak has been identified as one of five men who held up a beer tavern at Sycamore, 111., the night of April 25, at which time the Plymouth car and machine gun stolen when the jailbreak was made at Carlinville were used. The sheriff from Carlinville was expected in Mason City Monday to take Staryak back to Illinois, where he will face charges of assault with intent to kill, two charges of burglary and larceny and a charge of jailbreaking. Staryak, who claims his home to be at Perth Amboy, N. J., was identified by fingerprints Saturday as one of the five men who broke jaiJ at Carlin\ille April 24. He was arrested by Sheriff A. T. Pederson Cresco, a few hours after he had stolen a car in Mason City. Tax Bill and Relief Still Main Issues Supreme Court Again Defers Decision on Guffey Bill. WASHINGTON, UP)--In an atmosphere crackling with news of vicious attacks on the American legation at Addis Ababa, the capi- :al Monday watched a round of domestic developments topped by :axes and relief. The plight of Americans in the riot torn Ethiopian city was flashed in graphic detail to the state department by the minister to Ethi- jpia. His appeal for help to defend :he legation was relayed promptly to the Biritsh ambassador, for quick transmission if. possible to British forces on the scene. Tax Bill Attacked. Many members of congress were preoccupied with this tense situation, but senate finance committee pressed its hearings on the .Roosevelt tax program. Spokesmen for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States aimed a broad attack at the house approved bill. One declared it impossible to accept the measure as the way to attain a balanced budget. Other developments: Government spending passed the $6,000,000,000 . mark for the first time in the present fiscal year. Guffey Ruling Deferred. A supreme court decision on the Guffey coal control bill was deferred for at least two weeks. The court is talcing more time to give an opinion on this statute, .which set up a "little NRA" for the soft coal industry, than on any new deal measure previously passed upon. A compromise ship subsidy bill was introduced, by Senator Guffey (D-Pa.) in an effort to break the long deadlock over this type of legislation, asked by President Roosevelt. . In the house of representatives, leaders planned to bring the relief question to the debate stage by the end of this week. The staff of the appropriations committee worked overtime formulating a deficiency bill which will include the $1,300,000,000 appropriation President Roosevelt has requested for relief for next year. WPA Opinions Clash,. Clashing opinions on WPA, which is slated under present administration plans to receive the bulk of the $1,500,000,000 continued to be heard. Harry L. Hopkins, WPA administrator, issued a statement declaring that WPA is spending more funds on road and street improvement work than on any other activity and that the result is an asset for the nation. Senator Barbour (R.- N. J.) contended in a speech that WPA costs were even higher than the old civil works administration, which he said "reeked with graft." He advocated a system of grants to states to replace the present pro- ram. Apply to Testify. So many men from the business world had applied for time to testify about the administration's tax plan, which involves a new type of levy on corporation income, that the senate finance committee was expected to continue hearings for a week at least. Senator Borah (R.-Idaho), in an article in Rural Progress magazine, advocated a new agency to stabilize the value of money. The supreme court gathered to hand down opinions, with the capital watching to see if a decision on the Guffey coal control act would be among them. ON THE INSIDE Reconstruction Work Begun at Tama Plant After Damage by Fire TAMA. (.?)--Reconstruction work started Monday at the Cudahy Packing company buildings here which were damaged by fire Saturday night at an estimated loss of $13,000. Seven of the 270 hogs in the main pen were burned to death. The buildings are leased by the western livestock buyers. Ames WPA Worker Hit by Train, Killed AMES, /B--August Walatka. 56, Ames, a WPA worker, was killed here Sunday when struck by a Chicago Northwestern train as he was walking along the tracks north of the Iowa State college campus. ALVIN KARPIS In Manacles on Arrival in St. Paul to Face Kidnap Charges. Hoover Charges G-Men Don't Get Co-Operation ON PAGE 2 Council Plans Street, Alley Improvements ON PAGE 16 Wallace Offers-JPlan to Improve Agriculture" ON PAGE IS Trauger, 51, Algona, Dies While Fishing ON PAGE 3 Byers Says Stirring Up Austria Hitler Error ON PAGE 4 SOCIALISTS WILL RULE-IN FRANCE Leon Blum Announces After Election He's Ready to Take Over Power. PARIS, UP)-- A socialist government for France was in prospect Monday as the result of Sunday's parliamentary election. Leon Blum, socialist and leader of his party, announced he was ready to take over the power. The socialists will be the largest party in the new chamber of deputies with 146 sea.ts and they claimed the right to head a "people's front" government with Blum considered the likely premier. The people's front parties-- socialists, radical-socialists, and communists -- swept the polls. Blum, in a manifesto, declared the socialists were "reai_y to fill our rightful role, which is to form and lead a people's front government." Difficulty in forming a people's front cabinet, however, was seen in a request by Blum for "common action" in the government. This was interpreted in chamber of deputies lobbies as meaning that Blum wants his communist allies to enter the cabinet and it was expected that they would refuse to do so. HERBERT WILL, TWO DAUGHTERS AMONG VICTIMS Mrs. Look Also Killed; Vision of Drivers i Unobstructed. LUVERNE--Authorities Monday continued their efforts to seek the reason for an auto collision late Saturday in which four persons were killed. They indicated an inquest will be held as soon as more information is obtained. The accident occurred during the rain on crossroads where the view is unobstructed. The dead: Mrs. Arthur Look, 55, Luverne. Herbert Will, 48, Liiverne. Lois Will, 19, JUiverne. Jeanette Will, 7, Luverne. The injured: Harvey Will, 14. Robert Will, 7. Shirley Will, infant. Howard Barton, Luverne. The accident occurred 3\- miles north and a little west of Luverne when the car occupied by Mrs. Look and Mr. Barton, the latter an em- ploye of Mr. Look and who was driving, and the Will car, containing all members of the family except Mrs. Will collided. Mr. Will died in the crash and two of his children died later at the hospital at Algona. This community planned funeral services for the victims and it was trying to recover 'from the shock 'of the death of the four, who were members of well known families. Services Are Planned. The rites for Mr. Will and his two daughters will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the Lutheran church in Luverne. The Rev. L. Wittenberg will be in charge of these triple rites. Funeral services for Mrs. Look will be held at 2 o'clock Wednesday afternoon, also at the Lutheran church with Mr. Wittenberg officiating. Burial will be made here. The accident occurred about 6 o'clock in the evening near what is known as the Merkle schoolhouse. Both cars were returning from Algona. The Look car was being driven east and the other car was going south. 2 Die at Hospital. Mr. Merkle and Mr. Boreman, farmers nearby, were among the first to reach the accident. Lois and Jeanette Will were taken to the hospital at Algona, where they died a short time later. Others in the Will family who were taken to the Kossuth hospital at Algona were Harvey, who suffered a fractured pelvis bone, Robert, who received cuts and a broken arm. and Paul. Paul was dismissed Sunday. The other two were reported Monday to be recovering. The baby was taken to a hospital at Fort Dodge, where her condition was reported Monday to be still critical. She suffered a fractured skull. Jury Sees Fatal Scene. Coroner R. A. Evans and Sheriff Carl Dahlhauser were called to the accident and arrived soon afterward to make an investigation. Se' Judge Evans, on Supreme Bench 26 Years, Is Dead Dies at Hampton; Leaves Wife and 5 Children. HAMPTON--Judge William D. Evans, 83, who served for the longest time of any justice on the Iowa supreme court in the history of :owa, a period of 26 years, died Monday noon at his home. He had jeen ill only a few days and suffered a decline and from complica- ions due to his advanced age. The judge retired from the' supreme bench Dec. 31, 1934 after serving since 1908. Widely recognized as a capable judge, he was also known as a citizen and worker in community activities here. Birthday in 6 Days. Although not a native of Iowa, Justice Evans spent all but six years of his life in the Hawkeye state and' died just six days before his eighty- fourth birthday. He was born May 10, 1852, in Racine, Wis., and with his parents came to Iowa in 1858. His parents settled at Williamsburg where. he attended the public schools. His father was a Congregational pastor. At the age of 15 he entered the state university at Iowa City, defraying a part of his education ex- JUDGE WILLIAM D. EVANS penses by teaching school or, during*vacations, . acting as instructor at' teachers institutes. Credit Union League of Iowa Plans 1937 Cedar Rapids Meet DAVENPORT. CtB-- Cedar Rapids will entertain the 1937 convention of the Iowa Credit Union league and C. O. Alexander of Ames will serve as the organization's president during the coming year. The selections were made at the final session of the annual convention here Sunday. Burglars Get $180. OSKALOOSA, (/P)~ B u r g l a r s broke into the Garret Oil station here early Monday and stole ap- nroximatcly S180. lected to serve jury, which will who arrived on the coroner s act when several ,,,,,, ,, soon after the accident will be questioned, are John Kohlhass Wayne Dewell and Arthur Ward, all of Luverne. The coroner's jury Sunday visited the scene of the accident. Both cars were demolished. Ihe Look car was a Plymouth and the Will car a Durant. The Wills were bringing Lois, who works in Algona, home when the accident took place. Victim Was Nurse. Mrs. Look, a registered nurse, had not been practicing nursing in recent years because of poor health. She is survived by her husband. A son preceded her in death several years ago. Her husband is a rural "letter carrier living in the north part of town. Mr. Barton was employed by her husband. The Will family resided on a farm near here. Herbert Will's father is Ed Will of Algona. The family lived in Kossuth county for many years and was widely known. Iowa Toll 126. The Luverne accident contributed to a record-breaking week of high way fatalities which sent Iowa's 1936 traffic death toll soaring to 126 victims Monday. Eighteen persons were killed i» an epidemic of traffic accidents during the last week. Six of the deaths occurred over the week-end. Eurban Krantz, 19, of Harlan, Graduated in 18~8. Following his graduation from the liberal arts course of the university in 1878, he entered the law school of the same institution and was graduated in 1879. His admission to the ,Iowa bar followed. Mrs. Evans is a law graduate of the same college. From Iowa City Mr. Evans came to Geneva and taught school there. He commenced the practice of law in Hampton in 1879. with T. B. Taylor as his partner, the firm being known as Evans ana Taylor. Judge Evans' success in the practice of law won for him considerable distinction and his rise as jurist followed. He continued throughout his career as judge to keep in close touch with all forms of life--from agriculture to education. In 1916 Grinnell college conferred upon Justice Evans the degree of doctor of laws. Elected in 1902. In 1902 Judge Evans was elected judge of the eleventh judicial district. He was re-elected in 1907 but in 1908 was appointed to the supreme bench to fill the vacancy left by Judge Charles A. Bishop. He was noted for his opinions on constitutional law. Judge Evans was married in 1879 to Julia Stark of Woodstock, 111. He is survived by his wife and five children, Mrs. E. J. Jacqua of Claremont, Cal., Mrs. Hal Hardin of Kansas City, Mo., Donald of Des Moines and David and John of Eugene, Ore. One son died six years age. Deacon for 25 Years. Judge Evans was prominent in Congregational church activities, having served as deacon for about 25 years. He taught a Sunday school class for 50 years. The death of Judge Evans occurred in the county--Franklin--where he came as a youth when the prairies were new and wild and his description of those days as told to his friends was extremely rich. Judge Evans was a lifelong republican. He took an active interest in agriculture. He was the owner of several Franklin county farms. Funeral services have not been announced, pending word from sons and daughters and brothers and sisters who live in other places. Youth, 15, Confesses He Aided His Mother in Killing His Father MERIDIAN, Miss., CT--Sheriff C. L. Dallas of Neshoba county said early Monday that William Church, 15, had confessed he aided his mother, Mrs. Maggie Church, in killing his father, by cutting his throat with a razor after the father attacked them at their home last Wednesday. William and his mother were held in jail but no formal charges were placed against them pending a further investigation. died of injuries suffered when struck by an automobile driven by Jesse Nelson of Ames and Roger Hans,en. 24. of Des Moines, was killed when' his car plunged into a ditch two miles cast of Ames. RELIGIOUS RIOT SWEEPS MADRID Churches Fired; Priests anc Nuns Are Charged With Poisoning Children. MADRID, UP--Rioters, inflame! by rumors that priests and nun: were distributing poisoned candy ti children, set fire to more than 12 Roman Catholic churches, school; and monasteries Monday. At leas 32 persons were wounded. The fiercest rioting since October 1934, spread through the norther: part of the capital. Two of those wounded were nuns Five churches, two convent schools and two homes of priests were virtually destroyed by rioters who cut fire hoses and threatened firemen attempting to save the buildings. Rioters exchanged gunfire with squads of civil guards who attempted to clear the streets. MISTER SEEKS HELP OF BRITISH N ADDIS ABABA laile Selassie Flees to Palestine as Italians Near Capital. BY THE ASSOCIATED FKESS With a second hand machine gun and a handful of friends, Cornelius Van H. Bngert, United States min- ster to Ethiopia, was holding off a mob attempting to storm the United States legation in Addis Ababa Monday night. Throughout the Ethiopian capi- :al Engert said "random firing con- inued unabated" and that several ouildings "are still ablaze." After the first attack on the legation, a sub machine gun was added to the egation's meager armory. Brought n by an Ethiopian policeman, it was of Italian make. The fighting diplomat reported by radio tha.t it "would be a great pity :o be obliged to abandon" the house from which fly the' stars and stripes. British Well Fortified. He asked the state department in Washington to make contact with the well fortified British legation in Addis Ababa with a view to loaning him a few Sikhs--the native Indian soldiers on guard at the British compound. The British government immediately asked Sir Sidney Barton, British minister to Addis Ababa, to assist the Americans, The French minister to Addis Ababa, reported to his government that an Italian airplane fell into the city at noon. A British missionary was reported wounded in the street rioting and French legation trucks, armed with Waterloo Woman and Girl, 14, Overcome by Gas Are Revived WATERLOO, CP) -- Mrs. Karl Ransom and 14 year old Maxine Truair, overcome by gas Sunday when a stove flame in their home here blew out, were revived by firemen with oxygen. Floyd Ransom mother-in-law of Mrs. Karl Ransom found the two unconscious on davenport. Mrs. Karl Ransom's i months old son, Floyd, had droppe from his mother's arms to the floor where the air was purer, and was not overcome. TfeWeather FORECAST IOWAN IN FIGHTING GRINNELL, GB--John Hathaway Spencer, who helped defend the American legation in Addis Ababa from marauders early Monday, is the 2S year eld sn of E. B. T. Spencer, Grinnell college Greek professor. Emperor Haile Selassie selected him as an adviser in international law last January. Yung Spencer, a Grinnell graduate, had been studying in Paris on a scholarship. He speaks six languages. machine guns, went out in an attempt to clear the streets of wounded. King Boards Cruiser. Haile Selassie, IOWA: Mostly cloudy and unsettled Monday night and Tuesday. Possibly light showers in northeast portion Monday night. Somewhat cooler in west and north central portions and warmer in southeast portion Monday night. Warmer in northwest and north central portions Tuesday afternoon. MINNESOTA: Mostly cloudy and unsettled Monday night and Tuesday, possibly showers in west Tuesday; cooler in southeast, not so cool in northwest late Monday night; rising temperature Tuesday. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Monday morning: Maximum Sunday 56 .Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A. M. Monday 5B Rainfall .08 Weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Sunday morning: Maximum Saturday nO Minimum in Ni^ht; .'i8 At 8 A. M. Sunday 45 Emperor Haile Selassie, whose flight from the capital led to the present bloody rioting there, boarded a British cruiser at Adjibouti and started for the safety of Palestine under the protection of the union jack. As organized defense in Ethiopia collapsed, Premier Mussolini in Rome announced that the citizens of all Italy soon would be called together in an adunata to celebrate the victory in East Africa. The king of kings sailed aboard H. M. S. Enterprise, for the British mandated territory, from Djibouti, French Somaliland, where he took refuge in his flight from His capital city. Fight Off Charge. Armed only with nine rifles, two shotguns and ten revolvers, American Minister Cornelius Van H. Engert advised the state department in Washington by wireless, the American legation fought off a charge by bandits. After a brisk exchange of shots, the bandits were driven off, Engert wirelessed, leaving- one of their number either killed or wounded. Engert made an urgont appeal ti the state department in Washington to request British assistance in holding the United States legation against the rioters. In a message filed at 10 a. m. Ethiopian time (1:30 a. m. central standard time), Engert said natives made a surprise attack on the legation's two back gates, pouring heavy rifle fire into the compound from behind trees and fences. Bullets Strike Close. Bullets struck dangerously close to Mrs. Engert, who had elected to stay with her husband, and John Spencer, of Grinnell, Iowa, an adviser to the Ethiopian government. Marshal Pietro Badoglio, commander-in-chief of the Italian armies in East Africa, advised his government that Italy's Eritrea n troops, acting as "advance point" for the main Italian body, were virtually at Addis Ababa. His daily communique said lh* advance guard for the motorized column had passed a point some ? n miles from the city which had been

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