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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 4, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 4 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 76 2 Regional Plans Urged Manning Cabinet Schemes Not to Be Confused KNOX ACCEPTS ROOSEVELT DARE M By CHAKIJKS P STEWART A S KING TON Jan I Dr J W Man ninRs susestion on his recent re tirement as head othe Southern Political Science association that A m e r i c as 4 S states bo con densed into 10 ie gional units should not be confused with the joint suggestion of Secretaries Harold L Ickes Henry A Wal lace Daniel C and Fran ces Perkins that 10 or a dozen branches of the national capital be scattered throughout the country with a view regional convenience Dr Manruncs regional units be enlarged states each con o a group of todays states Their old dividing lines obhter The cabinet quartets plan decentralization of federal activities It does not nvolv interference with Kate jurisdictions For ex if i were adopted Chicaso would be Washingtons subcapita but Spring would be the capital or Linking Two Ideas To be sure the two schemes ead cud be combined The city chosen as the capital ot any one of Dr Mannings regional of states also could ie choser as the seat of that particu iar units of the federal gov i Naturally the United States con stitution would have to be liberally amended to permit such a readjust However Dr Manning and the cabinet members do appear to have consecrated The fact that they gave to their respec tivj almost simultaneously jeems to have been a mere coinci dence Would Statps Agree Of course Dr Mannings recom hant he weight of Sec retaries Wallaces Ropers since his is informal while theirs ha an official aspect The states might prove hard to srjp logethtr too as per the Mart program Illustratively one cannot imagine the various individual state setups in Maine New Hampshire Vermont Rhode Island and Connecticut as ac quiescing unresistingly in a New England merger as advocated by Dr Manning with just one gover nor and allaround regional organi zation operating in Boston Mass The codfish folk would like it but certainly not the others The federal government 01 the opposite hand might be able to de centralize without much opposition Maybe without any Maybe with plenty of encouragement Choice of Capitals To make this clear It is suggested that federal sub capitals be created from a choice of such cities as New York Boston Cincinnati Nashville Knoxville At lanta Orleans St Louis Chi cago St Paul Minneapolis Duluth i Bismarck Omaha Denver Salt Lake j Citv Portland and San Francisco j These cities take to the idea of j being thus inflated There would be i competition among them if the cabj inet members plan were adopted Turn 1 R 1 American Hospital in Ethiopia Bombed ITALIAN PLANES KILL 10 WOUND 15NEARMAKALE Roosevelts Comment on Situation May Result in Oil Embargo WAR AT A GLANCE By The Associated Tress The Ethiopian government an nounced Italian planes bombard ed the region south of Makalc killing 10 persons and wounding 15 and reported bombardment of the American field hospital at Daggah Bur The belief prevailed in London that if America restricts exports nf oil o Italy under a new neu trality low the league of nations will follow suit President Roosevelts interna tionally broadcast annual mes sage to congress was regarded by some portions of diplomatic Europe as heightening a rapidly returning crisis Gunner Lundstrom a Swedish Red Cross worked wounded dur ing an Italian air raid on the southern front died Informed Italian sources said limitation of American oil exports to peacetime levels would mean Italv would receive from Ameri ca only about 6 per cent of its normal consumption Its Snowy South Just Now TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Inrreasinjr cloudiness with snow and rising trmpcraiire in extreme west and colder in ex treme east portion Saturday night Sunday snow with rising temperature MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in west colder in northeast rising in southwest Satur day night Sunday snfiw rising tempera ture IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 33 Above Minimum in Night 4 Above At 8 AM 5 Above Snowfall 75 of an Inch Precipitation 06 of an Inch After a week of balmy weather the mercury Friday started on a down trend landing 4 degrees above the zero mark in the night The wind was from the north WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 4 outlook for the period Jan 6 to 11 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleys Snowand much colder Monday generally fair Tues day and Wednesday with rising temperature Thursday and Friday BOMBARDMENT OF FIELD HOSPITAL IS REPORTED Bombardment of the American field hospital at Daggah Bur in southeastern Ethiopia by six Italian planes was reported to the Ethiopian Red Cross at Addis Ababa Satur day and confirmed by the Ethiopian government Dr T A Lambie head of the Eth iopian Ped Cross received word of the reported bnmbing but details were lacking The hospital formerly was directed by Dr Robert Hock man of Wheaton who was killed when a dud exploded recently Ethiopia officially called upon the league of nations to send a com mission to the war zone and inves tigate and establish responsibility for war London observers generally held the belief following President Roosevelts message to congress that the league of nations would im pose an oil embargo on Italy if the United States should restrict its ex portation of oil as a war material Far Reaching Effects The presidents message it generally agreed would have far reaching effects One newspaper the Daily Herald even asserted Roose veltwould impose an oil embargo and said that unloss the league nf nations took similar steps it would be deliberately allowing the contin uation of An Ethiopian communique an nounced a fleet of Italian planes bombarded heavily the region south of Makale on the northern front killing 10 persons and wounding 15 in the sector where Emperor Haile Selassies defenders have been wag ing their first major offensive An official communique issued in Rome announced the Italians lost their fourth airplane in flames yes terday over the Cafta region Its occupants two officers an observer and a noncommissioned pilot were killed Swedish Worker DIPS Further adding to the European imbroglio over factors tangent to the war in East Africa was tn5 Turn to pJiKP 2 column fi DEATH AUTOS DRIVER SOUGHT Man Killed and Truck Found Stalled in Snow With Engine Running NEWTON Jan 4 ties searched today for the automo bile or truck which struck and killed Fred Turck 21 Akron Ohio truck driver four miles west of here last night Tureks truck was found stalled in the snow with the engine running and the wheels skidding round on the ice Coroner E A McMurray theorized that Turek probably was knocked from the truck by the oth er vehicle He suffered a fractured skull In contrast to usually sunny Tennessee is this snowbound home of lames T Granbery in Nashville It represents one of the many beau tiful pictures sponsored by King Winter himself Iowa in New Cold Wave More Snow The clouds cleared away and the sun got a look at Iowa Saturday but the weatherman said it would be snowing again by night as tem peratures sagged below zero The break in the clouds appeared over western Iowa Saturday morn ing and extended from Council Bluffs and Sioux City east beyond Des Moines It clear in Mason City after a night that saw the mercury drop to 4 above At Charles City Davenport Keokuk and Du buque however the clouds hung on and at Dubuque it was snowing Snow Is General Snow measuring from an inch down fell over much of the state Friday night as temperatures sank turning slush to ice and the thick wet blanket of snow which has piled up this week to a hard crust A hard wind that developed a ve locity of 40 miles an hour threat ened for a time to pile up the new snow in drifts Lowering tempera tures however fixed the snow with an icy cement Highways became increasingly dangerous for traffic as the slush and packed snow froze 3 Below Minimum The low temperature reported Friday night was 3 below at Spirit Lake the high Friday 44 at Keo kuk The weatherman forecast a low of 5 below for northern Iowa Saturday night and 5 above for the south part of the state Clouds bringing new snow were to move in from the west during the day the weatherman said and will hang on Sunday though a heavy snowfall is not expected Fire Victims Buried CHICAGO Jan 4 for Milo K Miller 28 and his daughters June 6 and Shirley 4 who died in a fire at their home here were held at Fort Madison Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 What neutral nation was concerned the past week over the bombing of an ambulance unit in Ethiopia by Italian planes 2 Who won the Rose Bowl football game 3 Where did the Lindberghs land after crossing the Atlantic 4 What World war general died f 5 What former viceroy of In dia died 6 What prospective republican presidential candidate consented to contest for delegates in Illi nois 7 What precedent was broken by President Roosevelt 8 Who was Roberta Ander son 9 What were the two main is sues as congress convened 10 What midwest governor had an unsuccessful operation at Mayo clinic Rochester ANSWERS ON PAGE 3 IN EVERY PAID IN TAXES Direct Levies Claim Large Part of lowans Income During 1935 By GEORGE MILLS Iowa Daily Press DES MOINES Jan dol lar in every eight earned by Mr Average lowan in 1935 went to pay direct taxes the December tax box score revealed today Total direct taxes assessed agalns this typical taxpaying citizen dur ing the year reached S195 the box score revealed or approximately per cent of his annual salary The December tax box score is the twelfth and last of a series which has appeared each month for a year in the GlobeGazette and the 29 other newspapers in the Iowa Daily Press association The tax box score pictured the actual tax paying experiences during 1935 of a typical Iowa small city resident Owns Home Car Other typical characteristics of this citizen besides his sal ary Has a wife and two sons owns his home drives a car The fact that Mr Average lowan paid out one dollar in eight in di rect taxes does not mean that his total tax bill for the year amounted to Indirect levies that he prob ably doesnt know about proved too difficult to trace and were not in cluded in the box Process ing taxes tobacco taxes insurance premium taxes and the like lifted the total bill to an unknown point Three Point Taxes Mr Average lowans three point taxes for 1935 totaled of which was sales tax and state income tax He obtained refund from the three point sur plus His real estate taxes after the refund totaled or less than his property levy bill in 1934 Beginning Feb 1 and for all of 1936 the GlobeGazette and the Iowa Daily Press association each month wil carry a tax box score which will picture the ex periences of a typical Iowa The tax box score for December Type of Tax Dec Tax Total This Yea r Sales tax Gasoline Tax State net income Property tax City poll Cigaret Old age pension tax County head 50 Auto license Telephone tax 93 Other 16 Total PROBE OF H DEMOCRAT GIFT IS THREATENED County Attorney Brands Use of Club Name as DES MOINES Jan 4 ty Attorney Carl Burkman declared today he would launch an investiga tion at once into a democratic party financial statement filed earlier to day which listed Iowa democracy as contributing to the state central committee A subterfuge of this kind cannot be he declared to escape the filing of individual E H Birmingham state demo cratic chairman who signed the party statement refused to disclose the identity of Iowa I have no comment to he declared except what is in the re and he repeated this state ment when asked if Iowa demo cracy is an individual group of in dividuals publication or organiza tion Registered Trade Name M B Carlisle Polk county re corder said that on May 16 1935 Iowa democracy was registered as a trade name without statement of puprose Listed as partners operating un der the trade name are Eugene Fueling former state central com mittee chairman who resigned last summer after paying a line for failing to file certain party financial statements Vernon M Vierth member of the central committee headquarters staff L W Drennan Polk county party chairman and John M McMillan and Mrs W O Chatterton Carlisle reported that on Decem ber 11 1935 Vierth Charles A Housh and Margaret McNarnara registered another trade name Iowa Democratic Contributions Listed The following contributions were attributed to Iowa Nov 15 Nov 22 49 Nov 27 Dec 3 Dec 9 and Dec 20 Birminghams party statement filed with the secretary of state showed the state central committee had a balance of October 1 took in up to January 1 disbursed and had a balance of as it rounded into the new year The largest disbursement was paid to the national demo cratic committee Birminghams statement also said that received for and re mitted to the national committee but did not name the Other Expenditures Among other expenditures were these Salaries not itemized Telephone and telegraph Supplies Postage Organization not itemized Headquarters not itemized Later today Birmingham said Iowa democracy is a club but he did not explain its organization He refused to comment concerning Burkmans statement that Iowa democracy is a The secretary of states office re ported today that Feuling has not filed the missing statements which resulted in his indictment Several months ago the state central com mittee called upon Feuling to file the missing accounts but Feuling replied that it was no longer his re No Not Roosevelt Although this photograph is misleading and you will think it is a picture of President Frank lin D Roosevelt it in reality is J Henry Smythe New York book publisher Considered one of the chief slogan composers of 1he re publican party Smythe naturally is a bitter opponent of the new deal administration SLAYER TRIED TO SCALP PHYSICIAN Republican Sets Forth 7 Point Plan WASHINGTON Jan 4 cepting President Roosevelts de faint challenge to new deal critics Frank Knox Chicago publisher and presidential possibility proposed to day a seven point federal program which he said was a positive alter native for present policies In a statement handed to report ers Knox said the presidents an nual message to congress was an undisguised political speech by the prospective candidate of the demo cratic Alternative Program Specifically Candidate Roosevelt demanded that his opposition pro vide an explicit alternative program if they were dissatisfied with the fruits of the new he said That is not difficult Here is I Immediate and drastic reduc tion of governmental expenses 2 A sound currency to be main tained at all hazards 3 Maintenance of the national credit by a federal budget annually j balanced j Under State Laws 4 Unemployment and old age insurance under state laws 5 The removal Of the governj ment from all fields of private en terprise 6 Opposition to the unsound policy of restricting agricultural production 7 Strict and impartial enforce ment of the antitrust laws to pre vent F MESSAGE SPURS NEW DEAL FOES SPONSORS Democrats Hail Speech Fletcher Scores It as WASHINGTON Jan 4 dealers and their foes leaped to the campaign wars today under the spur of a defiant speech in which President Roosevelt slashed at his opposition as entrenched greed seeking to enslave the people and compared it to foreign autocracy plunging toward world strife The echoes of the executives voice castigating dictatorships abroad and challenging his critics to try and wipe out the whole new TEXT OF MESSAGE The text of President Roose velts message to congress will be found on page 8 Comment From Iowas Editors Cedar Rapids Gazette Indepen Chiropractor Sought as Man 1 Is it fair for the president to TVM in 1 i accuse everyone who criticizes the Who Accused Peacock of Operation CHICAGO Jan 4 new and savage twist was given today to the mysterious murder of Dr Siber C Peacock when coroners physicians reported the child specialists slayer had apparently attempted to scalp him Police Captain Martin McCor received the coroners re port said nine knife wounds were found completely encircling the vic tims head This savage surgery apparently was performed Captain McCor mack said after the 40 year old pediatrician had been killed by a revolver shot through the forehead Lured From Hotel Dr Peacock lured from his fash ionable apartment hotel late Thurs day night after a woman had tele phoned was found last night in his sedan three miles from his home While making efforts to identify the mysterious woman caller who told the physician a child was in dire need of his attentions police set out to hunt for another suspect one a professional man like Dr Peacock It was a administrations policies as a greedy and grasping enemy of his neigh bors and his country Is it rea sonable to assume that those who agree with new deal practice include all wholesale and sincere Ameri cans and that the growing body of new deal critics is composed only of ruthless ignoramuses who would send the country to the dogs for their own profit Ottumwa Courier A president is expected to state and defend his policies in a message to congress but when he turns the occasion into an arranged display of political bickeringand sniping the propriety of such action is ser iously questioned Mr Roosevelts statement on world affairs was plain forceful and a distinct thrust at mad rulers who play the highest pawns on the diplomatic chess board Davenport Times Republican While Mr Roosevelt went out of his way to assail authoritarian rule abroad the unprecedented event which he had personally arranged and his they sought said Captain McCor smacked mack whose name entered the case on a story told by Dr Peacocks widow Stormed Into Offices She said an angry man stormed her husbands offices three months ago to charge that Dr Peacock had performed an illegal operation up on the callers wife Some evidence pointed to the chiropractor McCormack said as this furious visitor Peacock according to his secre tary Miss Katheryne Maloney or dered the man out of his office aft er attempting to explain he treated no patients but children Dr Pea cock was upset by the incident Miss Maloney said and explained That silly fellow accuses me of performing an illegal operation up on his exploitation of it ominously of that trend To Clear Up Army Post Controversy Over Sale of Beer DES MOINES Jan 4 Rader assistant attorney general said he will draw up an opinion to clear up the controversy between state and army officials over sale of beer in army posts and CCC tamps Two Mount Pleasant Youths Arrested on Car Theft Charges IOWA CITY Jan 4 City police today held Joe Mulvaney 17 and Glenn Anderson 18 both of Mount Pleasant on charges of car stealing Sheriff Manning Cline of Mount Pleasant planned to return the youths to Mount Pleasant today to face car stealing charges They admitted in signed state ments to police stealing two cars one at Mount Pleasant and the oth er at Washington and attempted theft of others The youths were caught here last i night when Clifford Reynolds of Tif fin notified police two boys were tampering with his car Hoover Silent on Roosevelt Speech PALO ALTO Cal Jan 4 Herbert Hoover said today he did not desire to comment on the con gressional speech of President within our own government today The occasion signalized more the opening of the presidential cana Turn to 2 column 7 SENATES DEMOS DISCUSS BONUS Authorize Leader Robinson to Confer With on Issue WASHINGTON Jan 4 Senate democrats at their first party conference today authorized Leader Robinson to confer with President Roosevelt on the soldiers bonus before the issue is broached in the senate Robinson announced after a joint meeting of the partys steering and policy committees that he would see the president as soon as the oppor tunity Roosevelt until such time at least it was decided to go forward deal had hardly died away last night in a house of representatives crammed with a color splashed as semblage than a mingled chorus of praise and denunciation was heard in the capital Courageous and Democratic supporters hailed it in such terms as a wonderful courageous and aggressive address unmasking and revealing the op positions The republican leadership ham mered it as a political To republican Chairman Henry P Fletcher the speech was a chal lenge to a straw man to submit to a subservient and gagged congress the favorite socialistic features of the new All agreed that this message on the state of the delivered to an extraordinary joint session of congress and to a radio audience over much of the world was the fightingest speech the president has made It was considered cer tain to be the source book for new deal orators high and low from now until November Criticizes Autocracy Almost overshadowing in signifi cance the presidents denunciation of his domestic enemies as politi cal puppets preparing shackles for the liberties of the people was the criticism of authoritarian re gimes abroad This criticism sharper than is usually leveled at foreign governments by a nations head prefaced the presidents out line of a neutrality policy involv ing 1 Refusal to encourage the prosecution of war by permitting belligerents to obtain wars imple ments from America 2 A program to discourage ship ment of other essential war mate rials except our normal exports to them in time of peace 3 Adequate defense to save ourselves from embroilment and at tack 4 Legitimate assistance to Turn to Fane Z Column 3 Modern Manners as he has study it had an opportunity to Socialist Party to Meet at Cleveland PHILADELPHIA Jan 4 The national executive committee of the socialist party selected Cleve land today for the partys 1936 con vention It will start May 23 Leaps From Car COUNCIL BLUFFS Jan 4 R W Johnson Council Bluffs farm er leaped from his automobile stalled on a North Western railroad crossing just in time to escape death before an onrushing train crashed into the car meanwhile with the promise made at the end of the last give prompt consideration to bonus legislation in the finance committee Republican support for the full payment plan put forward by three veterans groups was assured in a statement by Senator McNary tie minority leader He said he would vote for it so long as there is no inflation in Chairman Doughton of the house ways and means committee said his group probably would meet Monday to consider the bonus He wants to expedite it The Chamber of Commerce of the United States opposed cash pay ment saying there are distinct limits to the amounts the govern ment can borrow I There are no laws of etiquet but i custom 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