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· M L O ' I E r? : i ':· M: M ,-. .· . i ..' r 0"' i - . , ' 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 XLII FIVE CENTS * COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS U5ASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY, IOWA, THURSDAY, MAY 7, 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO. 182 A. F. ofL. Split Wider Lewis Defies Green Order on Party Politics. MAHAN, KIDNAP SUSPECT, SEIZED By CHARLES P. STEWART A S H I N G T O N , (CPA)--P r e s i d e n t William Green's r e c e n t warning to his A. F. of L. following to eschew organized partisanship in the coming national campaign naturally is interpreted in labor circles as the Green forces' defiance to the policy of President John L. Lewis of the U n i t e d M i n e Workers. Lewis ^^.^-^~*. already has put his cohorts on record in favor of President Roosevelt's re-election. Green, of course, does not argue that working-men are unentitled to their individual political preferences, but as unionists he sticks to the old Gompers doctrine that they should not officially take sides. G.reen, himself, indorsed President Roosevelt for re-election, but emphasized that he did so as an individual. ; Lewis' outfit already having taken sides as a group, the mine workers' leader and supporters are placed in a position of out-and-out revolt. Already in Kevott. Well, Lewis, and those who agree with him ahat unionism must be placed on an industrial rather than a craft basis, to which the Green faction adheres, were in revolt anyway. The split between the two groups is widened, but it existed before- 1 hand. ft Even before the question of Roose,{ veltianism was raised the Lewis-ites had challenged the Green-ites to a rank-an-file vote by the A. F. of L. on the issue of industrial versus J craft unionism. ?\ On a delegate vote the Green-ites i' · ·- have a present majority. The Lewis/ ites admit it. They nave to. It waa , tested .at the. last A. F. of L. con- is vention; -. : J' Not Representative. r The Lewis-ites assert that the delegates no longer are truly representative of the rank-and-file. With subsequent elections of delegates '( they asert that the delegate majority will be theirs, but that will take time. What they would like is an especially-called rank-and-file ballot right now, to hasten matters , The Green-ites, if they think they H will lose, will not consent--natur- -f) ally. The Green-ites can delay a showdown, and are doing so. The Lewis-ites, however, inevi tably will have a chance to prove their strength ultimately. Result Problematic. That they will outvote the Green, ites when that time comes is proble niatic. They are confident that they will, hut maybe not. If not, they can secede from the A. F. of L., and start industrial unionism on their own account. Then what? John L. Lewis reckons that in dustrial unionism will approach a membership of 40 millions. The A F. of L.'s membership is about four millions. Lewis' prophecy is that in dustrial unionism will absorb th A. F. of L.'s craft system as a glassful of water will dissolve pinch of salt. Which remains to be demon strated. Have Two Philosophies. There is this distinction between Green and Lewis: Green. represents the aristocracj of labor.- Lewis represents all of la bor. And this distinction, too: Lewis-is inspirational--a workers Messiah. Green, in his way, is £ workingclass' businessman. It is interesting to note that Ma jor George L. Berry of the printing pressmen's union is seeking to pu labor on record, non-partisanly, fo President Roosevelt. "Non-partisanly!" Get that? MAN, 60, FOUND DEAD; WIFE, 27, 4 OTHERS HELD tragedy Follows Marriage by Week; Land Deeded to Young Bride. ELKADER, (ft)--Officers here held five persons, including the 27 year old bride of a June-December mating, in jail Thursday while they nvestigated the death of Dan Shine, 50 year old farmer bridegroom liv- ng near Littleport. Sheriff L. H. Palas and County Attorney A. H. Dorman declared :hey did not believe Shine, whose jody was found in a closet of his farm home Wednesday night, killed lirnself. They were joined in. the investigation Thursday by Iowa Special Agent Frank Brady, sent here by :he state bureau ot investigation at :he sheriff's request. Missing Since Tuesday. Sheriff Palas said a search was started for Shine after his brother, Tim Shine, 70, reported he had been missing since Tuesday. The brothers, both bachelors until the young, er married, formerly farmed to. gether as partners. The elderly bridegroom's body and a shotgun with a string attached to the trigger, were found in the closet by Deputy Sheriff Fred Jungblut. A shotgun charge had shat tered Shine's head. Sheriff Palas reported that Shine's bride remained only two days at his dome after the marriage. In Different Jails. Officers divulged the identity o! only two of the persons being held They are Mrs. Pearl Shine, widow of the dead man, and her aunt, Mrs Minnie Hines, 49, both Of whom live near Littleport. Mrs. Shine is being held in the Clayton county jail at Elkader while Mrs. Hines is a prisoner in the Fayette county jail at West Union. Mrs Hines was removed to the Fayette jail Wednesday night by Sheriff Palas in order to keep the two women separated while the investigation is in progress, Borman said. The young woman, a divorcee was married to Shine April 30 anc the farmer was reported to have deeded his land to his bride. Mrs Shine immediately had the deed recorded, it was reported, and then sought to get a loan on the farm. Report Italy to Annex Ethiopia i PROHIBITIONISTS CHOOSE COLViN Well Known Dry Leader Is Given Nomination on First Ballot. NIAGARA FALLS, N. Y., C.B-- The prohibition party nominated Dr. D. Leigh Colvin of New York City for president Thursday. Dr. Colvin, for many years one of the best known of the country's dry leaders, was named on the first ballot. He received 166 votes; Harley W. Kidder of Barre, Vt., was given 12. Dr. Harry E. Woolover of Washington, D. C., editor in chief of Methodist papers, alsc had been nominated but his name was withdrawn after Dr. Woolover telegraphed he did not wish the nomination. ON THE INSIDE DK. HUGO ECKENER Record Trip Seen for Zeppelin Hindenburg ON PAGE 2 Judge Evans Praised at Hampton Funeral ON PAGE 2 Mason City Gets 1937 Congregational Meeting ON PAGE 17 House Gets Bill With Big Fund for Relief ON PAGE 13 Levity of V. of F. W. Questioned by Henke ON PAGE 7 Eagle Grove Votes to Build Water Softener ON PAGE 26 U. S. District Attorney .Welcomed Back to His Desk E. G. Dunn, United States district attorney, is shown above as he was welcomed by his office personnel upon returning to his desk after an absence of six months due to illness. From left to right are: Miss Dorothy Colloton, secretary; Mr. Dunn; William B. Danforth, assistant United States district attorney, and Miss Caroline Cook, chief clerk. (Lock Photo, Kayenay Engraving) RELIEF BILL ON FLOOR OF HOUSE Manufactures Rap Tax Act as "Deliberate National" Economic Planning." WASHINGTON, UP--The big relief appropriation asked by President Roosevelt started a turbulent trip through congress Thursday while some manufacturers attacked the tax bill as "deliberate national economic planning." A $2,346,229,712 appropriation bill carrying $1,425,000,000 for relief in the next fiscal year reached the house for committee. A showdown over WPA policies was promised. Republicans planned to demand that relief be "divorced from politics." Harry L. Hopkins urged that congress plan government co-operation with industry to provide more private jobs before charting any permanent relief policy. To Close Hearing. Before a senate committee winding up public hearings on the house tax bill, that measure was denounced by the National Association of Manufacturers. Its spokesman said the tax program not only amounted to economic planning but was a step toward regulation and regimentation of business. Chairman Harrison (D-Miss.) intended to wind up hearings Friday. He indicated some modifications in the bill might be made, but did not disclose their nature. Other senators talked of the possibility of lightening the levies on smaller businessmen. A bill providing 5529,000,000 for the navy next year was ready for senate action. Wants More Judges. Appropriation of $308,000,000 for the civilian conservation corps, $458,631,860 for the social security program, $65,550,000 for public buildings and $39,900,000 for the Tennessee Valley authority were proposed in the same bill carryin; the relief fund. Additional federal judges to speed the disposition of litigation were recommended by Chief Justice Hughes in one of his rare speeches. The commerce department reported that "poor judgment" by the pilot caused the air crash on Oct. 21, 1935, at Troy, N. Y., in which Ruth R. Nichols, noted woman flyer, was injured. Speculation arose in unofficial circles as to whether American trade restrictions against Italy and Ethiopia might be lifted. Body of Boone Man Killed at Albert Lea Returned for Burial BOONE, -T--The body of Charles M. Johnston, 53, Boone trucker killed at Albert Lea, Minn., late Wednesday when a boxcar he was moving toppled over on him, was returned here Thursday for burial. His widow and two children survive Dunn Back in Office After Long Illness E: G. Dunn, attorney, was back in his office at the federal building Thursday after an absence of six months due to a broken hip and general ill health. "I haven't felt so well in years," Mr. Dunn told visitors to his office. The consensus of those ,who saw was also that the district attorney was appearing remarkably well in the light of his experience the past several months. Mr. Dunn spent six weeks in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., part of which time he was in a critical condition. Holds Conferences. Upon returning to his desk in his suite of offices on the third floor of the federal building, Mr. Dunn plunged at once into the duties of his position. Conferences were held with William B. Danforth, assistant United States district attorney, and preparaions made for some vigorous criminal prosecutions at the Sioux City term of court which opens May 26. Active in these casese also will be Walter Hutchinson, Cedar Rapids, assistant United States district attorney. "We have quite a number of cases for the Sioux City court term, but most of them are routine theft and liquor cases," said Mr. Dunn. One of the important matters in the hands of the district attorney's office is that of Edward Raynor, charged with violation of the narcotic act. Raynor was arrested by federal agents and Sioux City merchant police who found 280 grains of morphine in his possession, cording to Mr. Dunn. Has Important Cases. Another important criminal case is that of Joe O'Donnell, charged with violation of the motor car theft act. The government charges O'Donnell with stealing a car in Sioux City and driving it into Minnesota, where he was connected with the robbery of an oil station. Another important assignment of cases is awaiting Mr. Dunn and his assistants at the Fort Dodge term which opens June 9. Two Mason City cases are included on the docket at Fort Dodge: Genevieve Pedelty, charged with embezzlement of funds from the National Farm Loan association of- cffice here, and indictments growing out of the sale of the M. B. A. assets to the Independent Order of Foresters. Man Held at Ames Reported to Answer Slayer Description AMES, (/R--Police Chief W. J, Cure held a man Thursday who gave his name as Andrew Gates, 29, of Joliet, 111,, said by the chief to tally with the description of the slayer of Policeman' Charles Chandler in Venice, III,"Jan. 22. The man was picked up here early Sunday when he was found prowling in a fraternity house. Chief Cure said he also was wanted in Omaha Des Moines and a number of other cities for prowling. ADMITS SLAYING OF LITTLE GIRL Man Declares He Hit 7 Yeai "0M Mairre-ehild on Head With Iron Bar. BOSTON, JP--Police Captain James Sheehan said Thursday tha Harry Asher, 33, of Brooklyn, N Y., a former resident of Maine, had confessed to the slaying of Marj Proulx, 7, of Waterville, Me. Sheehan said, however, he did no place much credence in the confes sion. The captain said Asher statec he "positively" committed the crime. He declared he hit the gir on the head with an iron bar, Shee ban said. Sheehan said Asher made thi following- statement: "I met a little girl in Watervilli and I asked her if she would liki to go to New York with me. I said 'would you like to go to New York and meet my folks. I'd like com pany on the road." "She said 'don't force me to go t New York. I don't want to go any where.' I said 'be a good girl am come with me.' She said 'no, don' ask me to go.' "We walked up to some bushes I put my arms around her." Red Haired Woman Seized Witb Karpis Has Been Released WASHINGTON. Cl')--J. Edgar Hoover said that Ruth Robinson, the redhaired woman seized by federal agents with Alvin Karpis in New Orleans Friday night, has been released. He said no charges will be placed against her. Fred Hunter, arrested at the same time, is being held to face charges of harboring Karpis and also to face charges in connection with a mail train robbery at Garretsville, Ohio, in which Karpis is also charged with participating. Karpis Pal Caught FORECAST DECREE WILL BE READY TO OFFER LEAGUE COUNCIL French Owned Railroad Seized; Fascists Mop Up Addis Ababa. BY THE ASSOCLVTED PRESS A Saturday night decree of total annexation for conquered Ethiopia was predicted by well informed sources in Rome Thursday--a fait accompli for presentation to Monday's league of nations council meeting at Geneva. These sources said the grand fascist council and the Italian cabinet, meeting within a half hour on Saturday night, would effect the decree law annexing all of Haile Selassie's beaten empire. This accomplished fact, the Italians said, would permit of no league discussion. Take Over Railroad. Thursday, the Stefani (Italian) news agency reported, the fascist, army of occupation took complete charge of the French owned Addis Ababa-Djibouti railroad in Ethiopia, from the Negus' former capital to the boundary of French Somaliland. By order of their military commander, troops took over all traffic on the narrow gauge line and restored normal service, Stefani reported. The railroad is Ethiopia's only modern, public carrier and the only modern.egress.fronUjAddis Ababa to the sea. French Hold Rights. Whether the seizure was considered permanant was not immediately made known. Only Thursday the French government let it be known it would refuse at this time to relinquish the rights to the line. Any transfer to Italian operators would necessitate a free convention, negotiated by the French company which owns the line, Paris officials stated. Simultaneously, Italy's armies all but completed the subjugation of southern Ethiopia with the capture of the important town of Jijiga, and pressed into service Haile Selassie's own imperial police to "mop up" riot torn Addis Ababa. Lands at Jijiga. Gen. Rodolfo Graziani, hard bitten veteran of colonial wars, landed at Jijiga in an airplane after his motorized troops had seized the town without resistance. Now only Harar, "garden city" of Ethiopia, remains to be seized by the fascists. It lies a few kilometers northwest of Jijiga and its fall was considered only a matter of days. In Addis Ababa, those of Selassie's guardsmen who had not fled to the hills were rounded up by Major Giuseppe Bottai, the new civil governor. They were put to work cleaning up the burned and pillaged city. Addis Ababa Calm. Addis Ababa again was calm under the watchful eyes of fascist military police. Wednesday night's one untoward incident was the wounding of two Frenchmen by Ethiopian machine gun bandits. Late in the day, Cornelius Van H. Engert, the American minister at Addis Ababa, reported to Washington that 'he had located Eleanor Meade, New York newspaperwoman whom he had previously reported as missing. Great Britain, facing, in the words of Anthony Eden, "the facts" of Italian conquest, undertook an exchange of views with its dominions on possible league of nations reform. Selassie, now the conquered "Lion of Judah," reached Suez aboard H. M. S. Enterprise, enroute to temporary exile in Palestine. HARRY CAMPBELL RED FLAG OVER SUPREME COURT Emblem Raised by Prankster Burned Down After Hour and Half of Work. WASHINGTON, (/T--An amazed capital awoke Thursday to find the red flag of communism flying over the huge marble temple of the supreme court of the United States. Apparently raised in the night by a prankster, the fluttering emblem struck consternation into the rank of Uie supreme court guard, picked men afsigned to protect the dignity of the nation's highest tribunal. Frantically the guard and a bi; detachment of metropolitan polic struggled for an hour and a half t get the flaming emblem down, but without success. Fireman Burns Emblem. Finally a fireman mounted a loft extension ladder. Swaying precari ously, he touched the flag with gasoline torch tied to the end of long pole. The emblem burst int flames and was destroyed. The government began a wid hunt for the prankster who ha raised the banner bearing the ham mer and sickle. Authorities sat they found a copy of the Harvan Lampoon at the base of the flag staff. The incident provided much nier riment to a crowd of early mornin c passersby, who gathered at th scene offering advice and philo sophic comment. Nothing But Dismay But it brought nothing but dis may to the guards who at the crac! of dawn had discovered the revolu tionary flag waving atop an SO foo staff, directly in front of the build ing, which is on Capitol hill. The guards ran to the ornate has of the pole in a frantic attempt t get the flag down. But the halyard had been skillfully knotted an tangled so that at the end of an hour's labor the soviet emblem sti IOWA: Thundershowers probable Thursday night and Friday; somewhat cooler in central and east portions Thursday night and in northeast and extreme east portions Friday. MINNESOTA: Showers probable Thursday night and Friday; cooler in north Thursday night; cooler Friday, much cooler in north. IN MASON CITY Globe-Gazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 o'clock Thursday morning: Maximum Wednesday 86 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A. M. Thursday 68 The mercury advanced far into the summer ranges Wednesday, under the influence of a bright sun and a balmy south wind. aloft the momm e Deny Identification of Karpis at Sioux City SIOUX CITY, (fl)--Employes of the Morningside State bank denied a police report they had identified Alvin Karpis, now held in St. Paul, as one of the bandits who held up the bank here April 20. fluttered breeze. At the base of the pole was foun a copy of the Lampoon, Harvar university's humorous magazine. 1 contained an article entitled "Dow With Capitalism." "Who ever put that up there wa pretty slick," one of the guard said, mopping his brow. "There were four guards and sergeant on duty here all nigh and we passed right by the base o that pole many times." Impossible to Climb. The halyards had been so arrang ed by the unknown prankster tha it appeared it would be impossibl to remove the flag without goin to the top of the pole. But th staff is of metal and guards double whether any one could climb it. They feared that Chief Justic Hughes and the other judges migh have to conduct their august de liberations underneath the emblem of red revolution. In desperation, police put in hurry-call for the fire departmen and apparatus with extension lad ders rushed to the scene. So did large squad of metropolitan police men. The captain of the guard, P. H Crooks, who had bounced out of be on hearing the tidings, came racing to the spot, his face red with fury. Believed Guilty Person. Police deduced that the flag had been raised some time between 4 and 4:20 a. m. Some time after that a man had called a newspaper office to report that he had seen the flag and to inquire what it meant. Authorities believe he was the guilty person, bent on obtaining publicity for the stunt. A stone had been attached to one of the halyards and hoisted up the pole. It kept banging against the metal staff, making a din like a large and very mournful bell. This attracted a crowd to the scene. Early morning passersby laughed and joked as the perspiring CAMPBELL, LAST OF KARPIS GANG, TAKEN BY G-MEN 'lown to St. Paul; Wife and Minor Member of Mob Held. PICTURE ON PAGE 3 WASHINGTON, (.Tl--J. Edgar :oover announced Thursday the apture of William Mahan, called the remaining principal in the $200,)0 Weyerhaeuser kidnaping. Hoover said Mahan .was taken in an Francisco at noon. He made the announcement upon iturning to the capital from the rrest at Toledo, Ohio, of Harry Campbell, pal of Alvin Karpis who T as wanted in connection with the Idward Bremer kidnaping and an 3hio mail robbery. Hoover said Mahan had $7,300 on is person when federal agents ap- rehended him on Minosy street be- ween Sixth and Seventh avenue in ian Francisco. Some of the money was Weycr- .aeuser ransom money, Hoover aid, on which the serial numbers mil been altered. Hoover said Mahan admitted his dentity, but did not confess to the :rime. When a reporter asked "did he ,onfess?" Hoover replid: "He didn't need to confess. We've got enough evidence to convict m. 1 ' Hoover caid Mahan was taken without any shots being fired. He was unarmed. Mahan was removed Thursday afternoon to Tacoma, Wash., for arraignment for the May 24,1935 kid- naping of 9 year old George Weyerhaeuser. A $200,000 ransom was paid for the boy's release. KABPIS GANGSTER JOINS HIS LEADER IN ST. PAUL ST. PAUL, UP) -- The erstwhile lone wolf of the Karpis-Barker mob, limping Harry Campbell, was returned to St. Paul under the muzzles of federal agents' guns Thursday after being trapped in Toledo by government man hunters, about dawn. Campbell, last of 25 persons allegedly involved in the 5200,000 kid- naping of Edward G. Bremer. wealthy St. Paul banker two years ago, was brought here by plane in the same manner as was Alvin Karpis, "Old Creepy," gang leader, transported to St. Paul from New Orleans last week. Immediately upon landing at the municipal airport at 11:56 a. m., (Central Time) the plane was wheeled into the 109th aero squadron's big hangar. Hangers on and newsmen were shooed away. Behind closed doors while federal agents ringed the plane with shotguns and submachine guns ready for action, Campbell was "unloaded." Wears Leg Irons. Still wearing leg irons and handcuffs he was hustled into a waiting 1 automobile by six federal operatives, headed by E. J. Connelley, Cincinnati, who accompanied him here. Then, escorted by four automobile loads of agents that had waited several hours for the long sought outlaw, the partner in crime of Karp/i and the Barkers, was rushed to the federal building to undergo the same intensive questioning that Karpis was subjected to earlier this week. Sam Cokar, a minor member of the now shattered gang, also was brought here in the same plane with Campbell. Cokar was surprised in another apartment in Toledo the same time that Campbell was taken. Crowd Cranes Necks. A large crowd of spectators craned their necks at the federal building for a glimpse of the gangster but department of justice operatives whirled around the block Manley Wants Liquor Permit Fee Reduced DES MOINES, (.W--Bernard E. Manley, chairman of the Iowa Liquor commission, said he hoped the next legislature would reduce the liquor permit free from the present -0 ,, -- -- » - - ,, - ,, . . annual $1 fee to 25 cents annually, i policemen struggled with the ropes, i and two otliers fell into a G-men x and spirited Campbell in through a side door. He was wearing a dark blue suit, a dark blue felt hat, and a white shirt. Agents armed with pistols and submachine guns patrolled the corridors surrounding the department offices upstairs where Campbell was taken. It was in these same offices that Karpis was grilled, before being lodged in a county jail where Doc Barker, the Touhy gang, and Tommy Touhy before him had spent numberlesu days. Confer With Agents. E. J. McAlpin, chief of police of South St. Paul, and Joe Heinen, Dakota county sheriff, conferred with federal agents at the airport and in the federal building. It was hi South St. Paul that McAlpin believes Karpis and others of his mob staged a $30,000 payroll robbery in 1933 in which one man was killed and another wounded. CAMPBELL CAPXUKED IX SAME WAY CHIEF WAS CLEVELAND, (.T)--Harry Campbell, 36, limping pal of Alvin Ka'r- erstwhile "public enemy No. 1."

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