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TWO MASON CITY GLOBE-GAZETTE. MAY 4 gi I 936 reduced to a shambles by mobs car- tying torch and rifle. The advance guard is preceded by native infantrymen. Says Advance Rapid. Italians renewed their assertions that the Ethiopian empire had crumbled and that Italian domination must be recognized by the world. . In the south, Badoglio advised Rome,' "our rapid advance continued despite very heavy rains. Our troops have reached a point 80 kilometers (50 miles) beyond Daggah Bur and have beaten and dispersed the warriors of Omah Samantar x x x the Ogaden population is receiving the liberating Italians joyously." Though the American legation was attacked, a dispatch under the combined signatures of American correspondents in the Ethiopian capital said the wholesale looting had diminished as desperadoes entered the city from ths surrounding hills and endangered the lives of both citizens and foreigners. Sheltered by British. It was estimated 2,000 refugees of 23 nationalities were being sheltered in the British legation. A rescue party from the legation found five persons dead in front of the Turkish legation from which defenders had fled.alter an attack by rioters armed with rifles and machine guns. It was estimated that at least ten Europeans had been killed in Addis Ababa in the last 48 .hours. Among them was one American--Mrs. A. R. Stadin of Loma Linda, Cal., an American medical missionary who was struck, by a stray bullet as she In Geneva, diplomats regarded the course of the Ethiopian war as a major blow to the league of nations as at present constituted. The questions incident to the Italian vic- ory were numerous but unanswered. A reframing of the league of nations was considered likely. Inevitable in the opinion of official Geneva,'was peace,in Africa dictated on terms laid down by Premier Mussolini, but the nature of those terms remained in doubt. League May Consent. Whether league members woulc consent to the use of military measures in the future to stop hostilities such as those in Ethiopia was a question which might be considered when the league council meets May At Djibouti, speculation, continued regarding the emperor's forma abdication from the throne of the "conquering lion of Juda." The fugitive ruler was represented as having little hope of returning to rule over his defeated empire. He and his family were guests in the palace of the French governor-general pending their departure for Haifa. Son Left Behind. An informed source said the emperor had left his son, Crown Prince 'Asfa Wosan, in Addis Ababa to await the arrival of the Italians,-and rumors circulated that Haile ; Selassie would abdicate In favor of Asfa Wosan, the latter becoming emperor under Italian domination. But the Italians had indicated they might place Prince Menelik, grandson of the late Emperor Lidj Yassu, on the throne. Lilj Yassu was dethroned by the late Empress Zau- dita and Haile Selassie. With the city a shambles- sacked razed and its streets strewn with uncounted dead after two days of pillaging and rioting--Addis Ababa, capital of the crumbling Ethiopian empire,, waited to be occupied by its Italian conquerors. The blackshirted Roman legions were reported encamped within 10 miles of the defenseless city waiting only the arrival of the main national column for the final, triumphant thrust. Blames Native Revolt. Bandits were being forced to defend their loot against law-abiding warriors and the looters began taking to the hills, leaving a scene of desolation behind them. The city's business center was wrecked, streets were littered with corpses, government buildings were stormed and foreigners were barricaded against attacks on legation quaters. . Emperor Haile Selassie, in Djibouti, blamed a revolt of his own tribesmen rather than the power of the Italian armies for the col- apse of his empire. An uprising of the Galla tribes in Yego and Wollo Drovinces, the emperor was quoted, plunged the Ethiopians to defeat on !he northern front. , The text of Engert's message ;o Washington follows: lowan Near Gates. "First definite attempt to gain access to the legation was made by a band of marauders this. morning. "Between 8:45 and 9 a. m., they suddenly attacked our two widely separated back gates with heavy rifle fire from behind trees and fences, peppering with bullets backyards where Mrs. Bngert and Spencer (John Spencer of Grinnell, Iowa) happened to be standing at the moment. "Unfortunately as the e a r l y morning had been comparatively quiet Cramp (Vice-Consul William M. Cramp of Philadelphia) was at the hospital some 2- miles away to see if he could be of assistance, and also to have, an infected hand of 'Radio Man Anslow (J. M. Anslow of Arlington, Mass.) attended to. In view of somewhat hazardous nature of journey he took with him his Chief Radio Man Tanner (Walter E. Tanner of New London, Conn.) my chauffeur, my two native legation guards and five rifles. Depleted Mission. "And as two newspapermen and Duberrier (Hal Dubberier, an American aviator) had left at 6 a. m.; to try to locate Italians, we were a rather depleted garrison. It is extremely likely that bandits had been watching departures since last night and concluded place had been practically evacuated. "However, thanks to loyalty of our native servants. including cooks who at once rushed to defend the CCC Men Patrol Northwest Iowa's Storm Area It purifies stops 'B-O. rartftdr dut'ies. Sm\th isTt tne extreme right-Uovva Daily Pres Sj _-- --* ^ -- ! Start Work Rebuilding in Storm Area MILFORD, IrB--The tedious work of rehabilitation, under the direction of L. M. Williams of the St. Lovus Red Gross headquarters, progressed Monday in northwest Iowa's tornado zone.- Eight relief agencies, including the WPA, CCC, and Iowa Emergency relief administration, hastened distribution of food and clothing to the storm victims. Miss Katharine Monroe, Red Cross worker, will arrive here Tuesday from Pennsylvania, and Williams said it probably will be necessary for her to remain here several months. Many families, made homeless bj the twister that struck this section last Thursday, were housed in tern porary shelters Monday. Their home, wrecked by the storm's fury, man} persons took- cover in broode houses, built originally for chickens and other farm buildings which es caped the storm. Thousands of sightseers motorei through the storm area Sunday. AJ northwest Iowa highways wer lined with automobiles that moved slowly over the traffic arteries lik~ one huge parade. The crowds were even greate than those that annually flock t the Iowa Lakes region, known as the state's playground, for th Fourth of Judy outing. ..Red Cross, workers at Arnold ·park collected more than $600 ii small contributions from; sight seers. :-The, money will be used rehabilitation work. HERRING ASKS TRANSFER OF BANCROFT CCC CAMP DES MOINES, (J)--Gov. Clyd L Herring said Monday he ha asked Washington, D. C., officials to transfer the Bancroft CCC camp to Estherville to aid in cleaning up the wreckage left by last week's tornado. Herring made his request after conferring by telephone with Agriculture Secretary Ray Murray who was making a survey of the storm stricken area Monday. "Murray told me," the governor said, "that if the Bancroft cam? could work at Estherville, thus supplementing the camp at Milford the storm area could be pretty well cleaned up in 10 or 15 days." gates with only a few revolvers, spears and swords until the rest of us arrived with pistols and shotguns, we made much greater show of numbers than attackers expected. "After brisk exchange of shots, in course of which at least one bandit was either killed or wounded, they were driven off. Speaks of Comrades. "I can not speak too highly of comrades who grasped at once the importance of energetic action. "Pitts (William L. Pitts of Bristol, Va., naval radio man) Cavanah (Cecil F. Cavanah, naval radio man of Philadelphia) and Hunter (Vice Consul Robert L. Hunter of Milbank, S. Dak.), -without waiting for orders, rushed fearlessly to take up strategic positions while Hartman (a Russian clerk) and Spencer showed fine sense of discipline and co-operation. "Whole incident proves again that a few armed white men can easily hold their own provided opponents are not in overwhelming numbers. 1 am particularly encouraged by attitude of our native help mentioned above. Informing British Legation. "However, I am informing British legation of what happened and if situation does not improve shall act in accordance with letter and spirit of your instructions of May 3." Secretary Hull Sunday radioed Engert to use his discretion in determining whether to abandon the legation. The attack had not been unexpected. Engert notified the department Sunday he was prepared to resist any efforts to extend the pillaging ,and Duraiug which raged through, much of Ethiopia's capital to the American legation. April Temperatures 17 Degrees Below Normal, Larson's Report Shows My doctor says no one is safe from B O. _ I take no chances -- . I always use Lifebuoy Soap HAHNE IS MAYOR OF WEBSTER CITY DES MOINES, UP)--The attornej jeneral's office ruled Saturday tha Fred Hahne is the duly qualifiei mayor of Webster City and is en titled to hold the position until th 1937 city election. The opinion was asked by Hamilton County Attorney George B. Aden after Hahne refused to abide oy the council's decision to name Emil Schroeder as mayor to replace tu'm. Hahne elected in 1935 as one or the city's three city manager plan councilmen was selected as mayor by the council. Last week Councilmen Schroeder and A. L. Frank, with whom Hahne had quarreled repeatedly, decided to remove the mayor and name Schroeder to administer the city's business. Day in Congress By ASSOCIATED PRESS. Senate-Debates bill to tighten federal trade commission act. Finance committee hears United States chamber of commerce witnesses on revenue bill. House-Takes up consent calendar. Ways and means committee meets in executive session. HOOVER SCORES CORRUPT POLICE lharges G-Men Fail to Get Co-Operation in Some Midwest Cities. NEW YORK, UP) -- J. Edgar Hoover, here after delivering Alvin iarpis to St. Paul authorities for rosecution -on kidnaping chargRS, said Monday that co-operation with his men in some mlddlewest communities is "rotten." "Corruption or inefficiency among police authorities is the cause of lotorious lack of co-operation with the department in many communities," declared the director, of the justice department's bureau of in vestigation. · "It is rotten in some places. 1 won't name them. But they are in the middlew'est. Nationally--in general co-operation is excellent. We will co-operate wtih officials anywhere there is not a lot of politics crookedness or the officials are publicity crazy." CASE AGAINST KARPIS DECLARED "AIRTIGHT" ST PAUL UB--George F. Sullivan, United States district attorney, Monday said he had an "airtight case against Alvin Karpis. under indictment for the Edward G Bremer and Edward Hamm kidnap ings, and was not interested in reports that the number one bad man had confessed and was willing to plead guilty. . Asked about reports Karpis bac confessed, Sullivan said: "The government is not interest cd in Karpis' alleged confession t plead guilty. We have an airtigh case against him. We've got to tithe other defendants in the Hamm case anyhow and don't care wheth er Karpis pleads guilty or elects t stand trial. Just one more defendan means nothing to us, since we ar convinced that he will be foun guilty." Sullivan disclosed that two Ch cago attorneys conferred with hir over the week-end about the 81 raignment of Edmund C. Bartholi tney former Bensenville, 111., posl master, on two indictments cliarg ing participation in the 5100,000 ab duction of Hamm on June 15, 19^! Hamm, government agents said has identified Bartholomcy's hous as the "hideout" where he was hel prisoner for four days. Fishing; Licenses Gain. HAMPTON -- An increase ov last year in the number of fishin licenses sold in April was noted b Mrs. Nettie L. Argent, county r corder. A total of 133 was sold th year and only 76 in 1935. The nuni ber of combination hunting an fishing licenses was 145 last mon' d 160 in April. 1935 (Ossuth Institute Is Held at Algona Church ALGONA--The Kossuth county terdenominational Sunday school stitute was held Friday morning and afternoon at the Methodist hurch with 45 registered in attend- mce. Delegates were from Wesley, urt, Fenton, .-Lonerock, Titonka, akota, Irvington, Luvcrne, Swea ity and Algona. The morning program was super- ntendent's forum with P. M. Chris- enson, Lonerock, the Rev. C. e. arlson, Algona, and Florence Hot, uveme, in charge. The forenoon ession was followed by a noonday asket dinner. A teachers' forum ras conducted in the afternoon vith the Rev. S. M. Gladstone, Lone- ock- Mrs. Joe Dorrance, Burt; the Revs. S. Snyder, Fenton, and Freemont Foul, Titonka, speaking. A question box and open discus- ion was conducted by State Work- r Walter Hutton, Des Moines. Spe- ial music was furnished by the Rev and Mrs. C. G. Vance and Joeph Skow, Wesley. The main ad- ress, "Transforming Today's Inspiration Into Actions," was given y Mr. Hutton. Use the G-G Want Ads SUMMARIES OF MUSIC CONTEST Ratings of Competitors at State High School Meet Are Listed. IOWA CITY, UP)--Summaries of results in the state high school music contest follow:. Marching Band, Class AA--Su~ perior, East Waterloo; excellent, Thomas Jefferson, Council Bluffs; Marshalltown; good, Newton. Marching Band. Class A--Superior Eagle Grove, Shenandoah, Red Oak; excellent, Albia; good, Washington, Marching Band, Class B--Superior, Griswold, Lcmars, Waverly; excellent, none; good, Postville, Lamoni, Logan. Marching Band, Class --bupe- rior, Lost Nation; excellent, Dumont; good, Lorimer, Parkersburg. President Ninth Tear. HUMBOLDT, (.T;--For the ninth consecutive year, Mrs. J. J. Share has been elected president of the Women's Home Missionary society of the Fort Dodge district. It's run to live in Bostonions . . . fl new patented Flexmore Process builds a smooth, easy-going flexibility beneath fhe smart style leadership of these famous shoes. No breaking-in. required. Comfort from lie first step ... fay it- $6.85 to $8.50 ABEL SON INC. Man 20% milder than many to-called "b««uty »oip«" Millions say, "it agrr.es with my skin" CHARLES CITY--Unusually low temperatures in April were among outstanding features of the month, according to records of E. G. Larson, official weatherman. April began with a week of rather severe .cold and frequent snowfall. Lows of 13 degrees reached on April 3 and 6 were the lowest ever recorded on those dates in 46 years of record, Mr. Larson said. The lowest of the month was reached on April 7 when the temperature dropped to 12 degrees, but the record low for April was 8 degrees on the same date in 1911. The mean for tie week was 24 degrees, 17 degrees blow normal. Warm and cool periods alternated during the rest of the month, averaging nearly normal. The mean for the month was 42.7 degrees below normal. The highest reached was 78 degrees on April 20 and 30. Five inches of snow fell on the first seven days of the month, increasing the total snowfall for the past season to 63 inches, 21 inches more than normal, failing to reach the record total of 67.5 inches of the 1916-17 season. 2.34 Inches of Moisture. Only light showers occurred during the remainder of the month up to April 30, when thundershowers brooght a total of 1.75 inches, making the total moisture for the month 2.31 inches, 0.18 inch less than normal. Additional rain amounting to .37 inch fell during the morning of May 1, making a total 24 hour rain of 2.12 inches, nearly equaling the record April 24 hour total of '2.18 inches on the April 16-17' in 1S09. The wind movement averaged 8.6 miles an hour and the highest reached for 5 minute periods was 24 miles an hour from the northwest on April 15, and from the southwest on April 30. The prevailing direction was from the north. . Precipitation Above Normal. Sunshine was'3 per cent less than normal, the percentage of the possible amount being 56. There were 12 clear days, 6 partly cloudy and 12 cloudy. The total precipitation for the year to the end of April was 8.87 inches, which was 2.42 inches more than normal. For the same period th; temperature averaged 5.7 degrees below normal. Iowa's Prediction Cloudy, .Unsettled With Light Showers DES MOINES, (/T)--Cloudy and unsettled weather, that's what the weatherman expects for Iowa Monday and Tuesday. His prediction also contained light showers for the northeast portion of the state. The western part of the state was VOTERS OF FOUR STATES BALLOT Roosevelt and Breckinridge in Democratic Contest in Maryland. By THE ASSOCIATED FKESS Voters of four states, starting with Maryland, ballot this week in preferential primaries. Maryland: Democratic contest between President Roosevelt and Col Henry Breckinridge of New York California: Three- democratic anc two republican tickets are entered for Tuesday's primaries. On. the re publican side the choice lies be tween a slate pledged to Gov. Alf M Landon of Kansas and an un instructed one. On the democratic side in addition to president Roosevelt the names of Upton .Sinclair and Representative John S- Mc- Groartv were involved. Both Sinclair and McGroarty, though nominal candidates for president, expressed support for President Roosevelt. Sinclair said he aimed at an "EPIC" plank in the democratic platform, while McGroarty wants a Townsend plan plank. South Dakota: President Roosevelt was unopposed in Tuesday's primary. On the republican side, the struggle was between eight delegates pledged to Senator Borah of Idaho and on uninstructed slate claimed by supporters of Landon. Alabama: President Roosevelt's is the only name on the ballot in Tuesday's presidential preference primary. Leaders said he was assured of Alabama'a 22 votes at the democratic convention. Democrats also will select the party nominees for a U. S, senatorship and eight posts in the national house.- BIG HIT FROM B B SHOE STORE ANOTHER clear and balmy Monday morning, but at Dubuque and Davenport it was raining a little at 7 a. m. Charles City reported .18 of an inch of rain over the week-end. Dubuque .02; Council Bluffs .02 and Davenport and Des Moines, a trace. The high temperature Sunday was 74 at Sioux City, the low early I Monday, 32 at Inwood. 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