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I R 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. xm FIVE CENTS A COFX ID PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 1936 TH13 PAPER CONSISTS OF T SECTION ONE NO. 181 r No Colonies for America U. S. on Way Toward Freeing All Its Dependents. By CHAKLBS P. STEWART ----T.i^i A S H I N G T O N , ' ' I All (CPA)--Ameri- ·IV I cans seem to · · ) h a v e recovered , I " , completely from --·" their hallucination that it would be a fine thing to d e v e l o p t h e United S t a t e s into a great colonial power. Congress h a s started the Philippines, on the road to independ- e n c e. It has abandoned Uncle Sam's policy of i n t e r f e r i n g in Cuban affairs. American marines are out of all such little republics as Nicaragua and Haiti. Now Senator Millard E. Tydings is agitating, with considerable prospects of success, for legislation granting independence to Puerto Rico. None of the American experiments with foreign dependencies has resulted in anything except heavy expense, tribuation and some danger to Uncle Samuel. Dependents Unhappy The dependents have not liked their status, either. Ever since the Spanish war the Filipinos have fought, physically or otherwise, for freedom. Cuba has resented America's big brotherly attitude. Nicaragua and Haiti naturally have not enjoyed foreign domination of their respective governments. For that matter, the Cuban, Nicaraguan and Haitian situations, President Theodore Roosevelt's grab of Panama from Colombia, and President Wilson's invasion of Mexico have rankled persistently in the minds of all Latin Americans. Puerto Rican independence seekers recently expressed their discontent by assassinating the Yankee chief of police of their island. The Virgin Islands have been a white elephant --of which there is little hope of ridding ourselves, Both Sides .Dissatisfied. In short, both sides have been bitterly dissatisfied. Uncle Sam's interest and activities have been a constant headache to him. Nor have his dependent peoples fancied his methods of running their various, governments. A few years ago, when the Philippine independence movement was younger, I had occasion to interview Pedro Guevara, one of the commissioners for the islands in Washington. "As a matter of fact, senor," I asked, "are the masses of Filipinos ripe for self government?"--the anti-independence element's standard argument being in the negative. "We may not be ripe," answered the commissioner, "for what you consider good government, but we want what suits t;s. And that's our business." In Prohibition Days. This was in prohibition days. Rum runnings, killings by dry agents and miscellaneous racketeering were rampant. The front page of the newspaper which Commissioner Guervara had been reading carried a horrific record of these disorders. Senor Guevara turned it toward me. "We're as ripe for self government as that," he said confidently. The Spanish war dumped a handful of dependencies into Uncle Sam's lap at an unlucky moment. It was just at that juncture that Rudyard Kipling was broadcasting a series of stories of England's "younger son's" adventures in India. It was a series which bred a desire for a similar outlet for -'younger sons" from this country--a childish desire to duplicate John Bull's performances. England Has Secret. The supposition was that the Philippines, Puerto Rico and elsewhere were to be America's India. It has taken a couple of generations to pooh-pooh this notion. Exactly why England can do, colonially, what no other country appears able to do is England's own secret. Britain has done remarkably well with colonization. Holland and Belgium have done moderately well, but they are small caliber. Spain has been ruined and is in a state of revolution by reason of its overseas' expenditures. Want Colonies Back. Germany wants its colonies back, but never made anything from them. Italy wants more colonies, but all the experts say that it will "serve Mussolini right" if he gets Ethiopia. The American Council of Pacific Relations offers to prove that Japan's relations with Korea, Formosa and Manchoukuo "have completely failed"--indeed, "there are now 500,000 Koreans in Japan, competing with the Japanese labor market." Well, Uncle Sam is trying to unload his dependents. He didn't realize that a dependent is a dependent. The income tax returns recognize it. EDEN SAYS 'LEAGUE MUST GO ON' Landon and Borah Race in South Dakota Close KANSAN SUFFERS REBUFF IN VOTE OFCALIFORNIANS Roosevelt Group Elated By Easy Victory on West Coast. RETURNS ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON, IrB--A rebuff to the Landon pledged ticket in the California republican primary and a slight lead for the Kansas governor over Senator Borah in South Dakota featured results of Tuesday's balloting. John Hamilton, Landon manager, attributed the California result 'to local factors. In a statement here, he said the uninstructed delegation "contains many friends of Governor Landon." The state has 44 votes in the convention next month. The uncommitted delegates favored by friends of former President Hoover were leagues ahead of the slate backed by Governor Merriam and William Randolph Hearst, as the tabulation neared completion. Landon Margin Small. The Landon margin in South Dakota, where eight votes were at stake, was less than 1,700 in the first 64,527 votes counted. The democratic delegation picked by president Roosevelt had things all its way in California. Over 650,000 votes were rolled up for it while the slate backed by Upton Sinclair gathered-less than 82,000 and that of Representative M'c- Groarty less than 47,000. Senator McAdoo (D., Cal.) commented that the results showed "regular democracy" was united in his state and that the 22 California electoral votes would be directed for Roosevelt in November. Representative McGrath (D., Cal.) told reporters it was significant that the Roosevelt slate apparently polled more votes than the two other democratic and two republican slates combined. 553 Now Selected. Of the 1,100 delegates who will renominate the Roosevelt-Garner ticket at Philadelphia, 552 have now been selected. The republicans have picked 685 of their 1,001 delegates to Cleveland. Claims about how many of these stand conflict. Of the republican delegates chosen so far by primary election, or in state and district party conventions, exclusive of the California and South Dakota primaries, 522 were uninstructed, and 111 were instructed. Landon 90, Borah 21. · Of the instructed votes, 90 are for Landon, and 21, from Wisconsin, are for Borah. Landon's total was increased from 86 to 90 Tuesday when the four delegates at large from Tennessee were pledged to him by the state convention. Former Senator Moses of New Hampshire, a supporter of Col. Frank Knox, Chicago publisher and a contender for the republican nomination, recently pointed to the large number of uninstructed delegates and said this group will be in control at Cleveland. Of these delegates, he claimed 169 for Knox. No specific claims as to the uninstructed delegates are being made by Landon supporters but Senator Capper of Kansas predicted the governor would get the nomination. Claim Other Votes. Borah supporters also have made claims in addition to the 21 from Wisconsin. His backers in Illinois, where Knox won a majority in the primary recently, claim many delegates in the southern part of the state. His supporters in Pennsylvania, where the Idahoan was unopposed, said at least 20 of the 75 convention delegates were "morally obligated" although organization leaders said an uninstructed delegation would go to Cleveland. Carl G. Bachmann, the Borah campaign manager, said in an address Tuesday night that "individuals and groups that have selfish interest" oppose the nomination of the veteran senator. "There is a deep rooted movement on foot within the republican party," he said, "to prevent the nomination of Senator Borah." State Convention Held. Remaining to be selected are 316 republican delegates and 548 democrats. Several state conventions are being held this week to pick more delegates. Connecticut republicans were in j session Wednesday with delegates Kiddies Gather--and Use--Cans in Cleanup Drive Backyards and alleys were scoured by local boys and girls in search for tin cans, 15 of which constituted admission to a movie. Shown here are some children dumping their cans into a truck before making a dash for the Strand theater. At this tin can show, one of the features of the cleanup, paintup and fixup campaign sponsored here this week by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, six truckloads of tin cans gathered by 925 children were hauled away. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) POLICE HUNT FOR SNAKE RELAXED Black Adder That Bit Owner Found Contented in Its Case. MONTREAL, UP)--A police guard over a small Montreal hotel was withdrawn Wednesday after a poisonous black adder which bit Edward E. Smith of Schriever, La., was found resting contentedly in its case. Smith's condition was reported improved after his left arm had been amputated to stop the spread of poison to his heart. The Louisiana snake farm operator was bitten Tuesday night as he attempted to give the sick reptile medicine. No One Knows Story. No one seemed to know how the snake got back into its glass cage in Smith's hotel room. Adelard Forget, operator of the hotel, insisted Smith, known professionally as "Abul Saud, Egyptian Snake Artist," had tossed the adder back into its cage after he was bitten. The appearance of the hotel room did not bear out Forget's assertion. It had been turned upside down, bed clothes and the mattress lay jumbled on the floor, amid Smith's clothing, suitcases and pictures of snake charmers. Rushes for First Aid. Police were summoned immediately after Smith rushed to.a drug store for first aid. They established a guard over the hotel and warned persons in the neighborhood that the whereabouts of the adder were unknown. An alarm was broadcast for Miss Florence Zoda, Smith's assistant, after police decided she was the only person who could charm the reptile back into its cage. Miss Zoda had not been found. Fred Hunter Accused of Harboring Karpis; $200,000 Bond Fixed NEW ORLEANS, --Fred Hunter, associate of Alvin Karpis, public enemy No. 1 who was captured in a raid on his New Orleans apartment last Friday by federal agents, .was arraigned Wednesday before United -States Commissioner Reginald Carter Jr., on a charge of harboring Karpis and was held under bond of 5200,000. having 19 convention votes to be elected. Georgia, with 14 votes, Idaho, with eight, and Washington state, with 16 votes, hold republican conventions Saturday. District of Columbia republicans, with three votes, assemble Thursday. The Missouri democratic convention pledged the state's 30 votes at the national convention to Mr. Roosevelt. National Farm Holiday Association to Carry On To Fight for Cost of* Production Despite Loss of Reno. DES MOINES, (/P)--Milo, Reno is dead, but the National Farm Holiday association which he captained since its organization in 1E32, resolved Wednesday to carry on his fight for farm "cost of production." This announcement came from Dale Kramer, editor of the Farm Holiday News at headquarters here, who said that Vice President John Bosch of Minneapolis would step into Reno's presidential shoes, at least until the next national convention. Bosch could not be reached for comment. Reno, one of the most colorful champions of the farm cause since the late John Simpson, former national president of the Farmers Union, died of heart disease Tuesday in a hotel at Excelsior Springs, Mo., where he was convalescing from an influenza attack. Reno Funeral Friday. Funeral services will be held here at 2 p. m., Friday. His body will be cremated. The Farm Holiday association, whose aims Reno championed as far back as 1920, was born in Des Moines, May 3, 1932. Reno himself, in his own obituary which he wrote several years before his death, outlined his creed: "Our aim," he wrote, "is to give to the farmer the right to production costs, a right that is fundamental and necessary to his. future existence. We demand his right to the same exemption from executions and evictions as has been conceded to the banks of the nation. "We are ready at all times to give the administration all the time required to complete their program, if they will stop the confiscation of the farmers' homes and property until the present deplorable condition is corrected." Borrows Its Name. The association borrowed its name from the bank holiday movement. Its original intent was to promote "non-resistant" strikes in which farmers would "buy nothing, sell nothing and pay nothing," As leader of the "farm revolt" which swept across the midwest in 1932 and 1933, Reno called the first strike Aug. 15,1932, for Iowa. Highways were picketed. Milk and other produce was dumped from trucks by irate farmers. The movement spread and during the winter months of 1932 some farmers turned to violence to prevent farm foreclosures. In the spring of 1933 a district court judge was dragged from his bench at Le Mars, choked into unconsciousness with a rope and left on a county road. Gov. Clyde L. Herring called out the national guard to quell the disturbances. Throughout this per- of unrest, however, the associa- HIGHWAY SAFETY PLEA COSTS SI 7 Sproul Pays Fine and Loses License Stub for Stop Sign Violation. DES MOINES, UP) -- Phil H. Sproul, state safety council secretary, disclosed Wednesday his eloquent plea at Clarion for observance of highway safety rules will cost him 517 and a stub of his driver's license. Dows Marshal Dave Neilly, after hearing Sproul speak two weeks ago, issued an information against the safety secretary when he saw Sproul drive through a highway stop sign near Dows. "Though I didn't see the sign," Sproul said Wednesday, "I did drive through it, so I wrote Dows Mayor F. H. pederson, pleading guilty. He wrote back fining me $15 and $2 costs. He also recommended that I lose one stub of my driver's license. "I'm mailing him the fine today and I'll turn over the license stub to the motor vehicle department here." Under the Iowa highway law, a driver loses a stub every time he is convicted on a minor infraction of the law. A second offense loses him his second stub and a third offens_e is likely to lose him his driver's license. The license, stubs and all, may be revoked in case of major violations. Iowa Congregational Funds Show Decrease SHENANDOAH, iiTl--The Rev. P. Adelstein Johnson, state superintendent of the Congregational Christian conference of Iowa opening here, reported a 60 per cent reduction in benevolences and a 46 per cent decrease in church funds. A slight gain in membership was reported. tion disclaimed responsibility for any violence. Another Strike Threat. In May. 1933, the association threatened another strike, but called it off "to give President Roosevelt another chance." Reno said the association was organized not as a farm organization, but "as a crusade to give the farmer economic justice." The association, at the peak of its activity in 1933. claimed a membership of a million participating farmers in some 28 states. Kramer said today membership has now fallen to "about 50,000 farmers in about 15 states." Membership is concentrated in Iowa, Minnesota and North and South Dakota. An annual 50 cent fee entitles farmers to membership. VETS' MEETING AT FOREST CITY DISTRICT'S BEST lienke Urges Same Spirit of Service as Shown in 1917-18. By STAFF REPRESENTATIVE FOREST CITY--The eighth dis- irict spring conference of American Legion and Auxiliary held here Tuesday was alluded to by numerous speakers on the program as "the best ever held in our district." District and state officers of both roups assembled early in the afternoon--Legion in courthouse assembly and Auxiliary in Forest theater--for a consideration of their organization problems. A giant banquet in the high school gymnasium in the evening, followed by a dance, brought the day's activities to a close. State Commander W. G. Henke of Charles City admonished his hearers to apply to their service program the same spirit which prompted them back in 1917 a nd 1918 to enter the service of their country. Urges Unselfish Building. Mrs. Eleanor Williams of Elflora, department Auxiliary president, emphasized the point that in the program of her organization there must be an unselfish building for the future, a heritage for generations to .come suc'h as has come down to' us from our pioneer forefathers. R. J. Laird of Algona, department adjutant, pleaded for an united front in the American Legion's battle to obtain such consideration for World war widows and orphans as is accorded legislatively to the widows and orphans of other wars. Frank Miles, editor of the Iowa Legionaire, predicted new heights of service on the part of the Legion following the attainment of economic justice for veterans through the payment on adjusted compensation certificates. Gratitude Is Expressed. Mrs. Myrton Skelley of Davenport, department Auxiliary secretary, expressed her deep gratitude for the "loyalty and support" given to her by members of the Iowa Auxiliary organization d o w n through the years. Peter F. Hansen of Manning, district commander, and Mrs. Martha Whisler of Coon Rapids, district committeewoman, presided over the banquet. The invocation was by the Rev. Gordon Dale Cox of Ottumwa, state chaplain, and the Forest City addresses of welcome by Vic Stueland, past district commander, and Miss Marion Aasgaard, editor of the Winnebago County Republican. The banquet was preceded by a parade held at 4:30 o'clock in the afternoon on the streets'of Forest City. Featured in this parade were five musical groups, including the Thompson band, Lake Mills band, Forest City high school band, Waldorf college band and Garner Junior Legion drum and bugle corps. Reports Are Given. In the Legion's afternoon session, there were reports or addresses by J. I. Dolliver, Fort Dodge, state vice commander; Father W. F. Mason, Ayrshire, district chaplain; E. C. Condon, Boone, district vice commander; W. E. Schmich, Carroll, district adjutant; Franklin Jaqua, Humboldt; L. D. Prewitt, Forest City; Edgar Miles, Rockwell City, Herman Bowman, Swea City; R. W. Cooper, Humboldt; Jack Miller, Ottumwa; E. J. Kuhl, Manning; Dr. G. A. Bemis, Garner. At a morning session of the Auxiliary, the speakers included Mrs. Leo Kinseth, Bode; Mrs. E. J. Bruntlett, Gowrie; Mrs. Walter Otis, Forest City: Mrs. W. G. Hale, Fort Dodge; Mrs. Leo Laird, Rockwell City; Mrs. Fred Ehlers, Estherville, and Commander Hansen of Man-' ning. In the afternoon President Eleanor Steinberg Williams and Mrs. Myrton M. Skelley, department secretary, were the principal speakers. Mrs. Whisler was re-elected president and Mrs. Laird of Rockwell City was named vice commander to succeed Mrs. Ehlers of Estherville. ON THE INSIDE Washington County · Votes Health Funds WASHINGTON. Iowa, (J)--The county board of supervisors voted S5.700 for a county health service, the sum to be matched by the state health department, to which will be added $7,500 in federal funds. MADGE COPELAND Preacher's Companion in Crime Gets 3 Years ON PAGE 2 Congress Attention on Taxes and Relief Again ON .PAGE 2 Governor Will Review R. 0. T. C. at Iowa U ON PAGE 16 FRANK W. MAHIN DIES IN CAPITAL Former Clinton Editor Hac Been Member of U. S. Consular Service. CLINTON CT)--Frank W. Mahin 84, former editor of the Clinton Herald and a retired member of the United States consular service, died Wednesday in his home in Washington, D. C., according to wore from relatives. Mr. Mahin, who was born in Muscatine Nov. 6, 1851, attended Iowa Wesleyan college, Harvard law college and received his law degree at Columbia university. After practicing several years he became editor and manager of the Clinton Herald, a position he held from 1881 to 1S97. He was married to Miss Abbie A. Cadle of Muscatine in 1S79. In 1898 Mr. Mahin became United States consul at Reichenberg Austria. He remained in Austria until 1902 when he was given the post as consul at Nottingham, Eng In 1910, Mr. Mahin was consul at Amsterdam, Holland, retiring in 1913. Two years later he was appointed as consul at Amsterdam but retired in 1925. He returned to Muscatine where he made his home for a number of years before moving to Washington. TALIANS SET UP THEIR OWN RULE N ADDIS ABABA Ithiopians Wave White Flags and Attempt Fascist Salute. SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press. ROME--Italy established fascist rule over Addis Ababa, naming Major Giuseppe Bottai, former governor of Rome, civil governor of former Ethiopian capital; populace celebrated end of war, Italian domination of empire. ADDIS ABABA--Marshal Pietro Badoglio's troops completed occupation, bring protection to foreigners. PARIS--French opposed outright annexation of Ethiopia as Italian colony, proposing nominal independence for empire; plan to call for abolition of sanctions against Italy. LONDON--British, cabinet studied future of league after il duce. disavowing "any further colonial ambitions," called for friendship and reorganization at Geneva. By G. H. ANDERSON Associated Press Foreign Stair LONDON, (/P)--Anthony Eden, foreign secretary of Great Britain, declared to the house of commons Wednesday: "The league of nations must go on!" The cabinet minister upon whom has devolved British relationship to the Halo-Ethiopian struggle said the government was beginning immediately a study of the problem raised by the Italian victory in east Africa, For this purpose, he stated, the government is entering into consultations with the dominions. "It is clear that the league of nations must go on!" said Eden. "In the modern world, it is absolutely indispensable for the organization of international affairs. Has Suffered Blow. "No doubt a blow has been struck at the structure of the league and the conception of collective security. We must face these facts frankly." . Eden said each member of the league must consider the conclusions to be drawn from the last seven months and make them known in Geneva, where the future course of action should be decided. "When the time comes," said Eden, : 'his majesty's government will be perfectly ready to state its views." Does Some Sidestepping. The foreign secretary sidetsepped attempts to have him clarify what policy Great Britain would pursue at Monday's meeting of 'the league council. He asked that "some measure of confidence" be accorded the government "on this occasion." The action to be taken, he added, "must be a collective action and we will play our part in that action." To an interruption by a labor sarty member Eden pleaded: "At a noment of this delicacy and difficul- ;y, I think it reasonable for the government to ask for a free hand '.n this matter with this assurance: The government will continue to pursue its policy under the (league) iovenant." T^Weather FORECAST IOWA: Cloudy with (huiider- shoxvers in central and west portions Wednesday afternoon or Wednesday night and in extreme east Wednesday night and probably Thursday morning: much cooler. MINESOTA: Thundershowers Wednesday night; much cooler in west and south; Thursday partly cloudy, cooler, much cooler in east. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S o'clock Wednesday morning: Maximum Tuesday 78 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A. M. Wednesday 73 Tuesday and Tuesday n i g h t brought North Iowa the warmest weather experienced since last autumn. By noon Wednesday the temperature had risen to 83 degrees, a new high mark for 1936. CHEER CONQUERORS By EDWAKD J. NEIL. (Copyright, 1936, by The Associated Picas) WITH THE ITALIAN ARMY IN ADDIS ABABA--An Italian flag- flew over Emperor Haile Selassie's palace, natives raised their hands awkwardly in fascist salutes, and Italy owned Ethiopia's capital by right of conquest, Wednesday. Marshall Pietro Badoglio, who Tuesday headed Rome's victorious fascist legions into Italy's war goal installed himself in the former Italian legation. His troops, ending days of native rioting with the suddenness of a guillotine knife, stood guard over the imperial palace, the railway station, the wireless station, and the. barracks of the city's military centers. Column Pours In. The long column which Badoglio commanded was still pouring into the city. Hundreds of motor trucks roared through the streets in a steady stream. The Ethiopians who had terrorized foreigners and their compatriots alike hid their rifles in the first accessible spot and appeared waving white flags and cheering tlte conquerors. The high command took n" chances of counter-attarks from any disorganized Ethiopian nnliUuy

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