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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                E ft HIS MEM S I t P T of 5 VM M NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE 8ERVICB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JANUARY 25 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SUCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 94 Good Show Expected Cleveland Meet of G 0 P Will See Fireworks By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Jan 25 CPA The republican national conven tion in Cleveland in early June un doubtedly will be a good ghow with plenty of candidatorial ri valry and sus pense up to the last minute The democra tic convention in Philsdelphia a little later in the month probably will be cut and dried A few months ago the republicans were so discour aged that it generally was agreed Herbert Hoover could have their nomination he wanted it they didnt consider it worth having any way Now they reckon that their chances have picked up decidedly and there will be plenty of compe tition Of course everyone knows in ad vance whom the democrats will name True there are fanatical antinew dealers who refuse to be lieve that President Roosevelt will he even renominated to say nothing of his reelection but in reality they are quite aware that his renoinina tion is s certainty whether his re election is so certain or not The former conclusion being foregone the convention cant have much ginger Split Tno Ways The republicans will split two ways as between the fairly advanc ed liberals behind Senator William E Borah and the moderate con servatives backing Gov Alf M Landon or Col Frank Knox If these candidacies offset one another secondary candidacies will begin to count such as Senator Arthur H yandenbergs or Senator L J Dickinsons V Everrsome darker horse may en ter into the Ultraconservatism as represent ed by exSecretary of the Treasury Ogden L Mills or Congressman James W Wadsworth who have been mentioned will not signify Folk like Mills and Wadsworth will have influence but no candidatorial strength Nevertheless the fight will be polyangular and red hot Talmadge Powerless There may be some trouble at the democratic gathering between new dealers and Jeffersonians but the Jeffersoniang are sure to be squelch ed before they are able to create a commotion of serious consequence Senator Huey P Long had he lived could have created a rumpus of formidable proportions but Gov Eugene Talmadge cant do it it is dcubtful that he will be seated as a delegate if he seems obstreperous as he will Al Smith indeed is a dan gerous element but Al has been weakened by his affiliations of the last few years and bis reputation as a bad loser since 1932 All in all the new deal will be ov erwhelmingly dominant at Philadel phia thats clear Platforms Are Problem Democracy will have difficulty in reconciling its platform with its platform of four years ago and the Roosevelt administrations policies since then Undoubtedly it simply will ignore what it promised in 1932 It is at an advantage in this re spect because the electorate doesnt read party platforms didnt understand what the demo cratic platform of 1932 said and wont understand the democratic platform of 1936 The republican platform of 1936 will try as far as possible to dupli cate the democratic platform of in the matter of econ omy It is a good idea in theory The idea is that the democratic party made pledges which it be trayed and now the republicans want to fulfill them On Vice Presidencies weakness is as previous ly remarked the public doesnt read platforms Besides why is the re publican party borrowing a demo cratic party platform Why wasnt it a republican platform in 1928 Vice presidential candidacies also loom large at Philadelphia as well as at Cleveland Suppose the republicans nominate and elect Borah He is past 70 He may not live out a presidential term It makes quite a difference who his successor may be There also is democratic talk of ditching Vice President John N Garner as too local a vote catcher His friends wouldnt like that Oh the qeveland convention will be the premier attraction But Philadelphia may be pretty fair No Fatal Accidents DES MOINES Jan 25 Alex Miller secretary of state an nounced that Iowa spent its seventh consecutive day without a fatal traffic accident ANOTHER COLD WAVE MOVING Two Airplane Crashes Take Total of Nine Lives ARMY BOMBERS COLLIDE KILLING SIX IN HONOLULU Three Victims of Crash of Private Airplane in Texas ITASCA Tex Jan 25 pilot and two Dallas bus killed in an airplane crash today The privately owned ship hurtled down through dense log into a pas ture six miles southeast of here The dead Ralph C Kirk Grand Prairie Tex pilot Albert H Boren Dallas archi tect George W Carter Dallas sales man All were between 35 and 40 years of age Shortly after the plane took off from a Grand Prairie flying field it passed over the Marvin Upchurch farmhouse It was running fine at first and then I heard the motors quit Up church said I didnt think any thing about it but in a few minutes Barney England a farmer who had just passed my house in a wagon came running up and said a plane had crashed in my pasture down the road the plane nosed into the grounds Barney ana I pulled the bodies from the plane They were in bad condition The men were enroute to Victor ia Tex where Boren was interested in the construction of a hospital SIX ARMY AIRMEN ARE KILLED IN CRASH HONOLULU Jan 25 army airmen were killed in a night collision of two big bombers which crashed in winding sheets of flame at Luke field military air base on Ford island Two others aboard the planes were able to bail out in parachutes and escaped with injuries Army authorities ordered an im mediate investigation of the crash one of Hawaiis worst aviation dis asters The dead Lieut William G Beard 23 San Francisco Staff Sergt Bernard F Jab lonowsky 33 Honolulu Private John B Hartman 27 Chicago Private Bruce Taylor 26 Puy allup Wash Private Truman J Gardner 27 Olney III Private Gordon M ParUhurst 43 Yorkville N Y The two who escaped were Reserve Lieut Charles E Fisher 25 Ashe ville N Car pilot of one of the planes and Private Thomas E Lan igan 24 Richmond Va who was aboard the other Lieutenant Fisher twice escaped death He barely managed to leap clear when the planes crashed Then his parachute did not open He plummeted toward earth his fall unchecked Scarcely 100 feet above the ground his chute caught on a rope extending from an oil tank to the ground and left him dangling a few yards above the field He was unhurt except for a bruised leg and a few cuts but was suffer ing from shock Officers Recount Story In recounting Lieutenant Fishers story officers said the planes may have fallen a considerable distance before Fisher extricated himself Otherwise they expressed doubt that the young officer would have been able to withstand the shock of the sudden halt of his long drop through the air The tank may have broken his plunge somewhat before his plum meting was completely stopped Estimates of the height of the plane crash ranged from 500 to 1200 feet Bodies Are Burned Private Lanigan suffered lacera tions and bruises He and Lieuten ant Fisher were the only ones that were able to bail out The bodies of the victims were burned beyond recognition Thev never had a chance said one officer Capt Joseph H Tweitty army In telligence officer said however ll might have been able to bail out safely if the planes had not been lying so low as they prepared to land ON THE INSIDE H C AABERG Aaberg Candidate to Succeed Ray Murray ON PAGE 2 Iowa Legion Chief Discusses Program ON PAGE 10 Accidental Crash Is Verdict in 2 Deaths ON PAGE 10 Report Utterback to Seek Seat m Senate PAGE 2 George Peek Views Given in Editorial ON PAGE 4 North Iowa 4H Club Work Is Reorganized ON PAGE 8 Liquor User Averages Every Week By GEORGE BULLS Iowa Daily Press Bureau DES MOINES Jan average liquor permit holder spent a dollar a week with the state stores in 1935 Sales figures from the liquor com mission today revealed the 117220 permit holders paid for his legally obtained alcoholic bever ages last year or an average of apiece In turn they took 924830 gallons of liquor from the stores an average of 78 gallons per permit holder These figures are based on the maximum number of permit books issued during the year Before the 193637 books were made available in June and July the number of per mit holders reached the 117220 figure Wine Sales Gain While lowans still but French in their are anything liquor tastes LOSSES HEAVY IN BIG BATTLE Victory on Northern Front Claimed by Both Italy and Ethiopia By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A terrific battle in northern Ethiopia in which unquestionably many hundred men were killed and wounded was stated and confirmed by both Italian and Ethiopian gov ernments Saturday However other than agreeing T 1 that the battle lasted about three jOnnSOn S days with a great number of cas than during all the rest of the campaign put together government announcements were exactly contradictory Repulsed With Losses The Italians claimed that the Ethiopians had attempted to en circle a division of Eritrean native troops and a fascist blackshirt di vision in the mountains of the Tembien area but had been repulsed with heavy losses leaving the Italians completely victorious in the field On the other hand the Ethio pians claimed that the two Italian units had been outflanked and cut to pieces by armies under the com mand of Ras Kassa and Ras Sey gallonage figures reveal wine sales for December to be nearly double the percentage for 1934 In the first six months of operation of the sys tem ending Dec 31 1934 wine sales totaled only 17865 gallons or 55 per cent of the total liquor gallon age sold in the stores For December of 1935 however wine sales totaled 13371 gallons or about 10 per cent of all the liquor sales While wine registered a spurt in public favor late in 1935 to reach the maximum of10 per centoftotal sales in gallons lor these more moderate types of liquor ac counted for only approximately 5 per cent of the business for the year the figures reveal Into distilled spirits which mostly means straight whisky went 859350 gallons or 93 per cent of the total business Wines 5 per cent was 49135 gal lons Straight Bourbon Leads In the hard liquor class straight Bourbon whisky had the biggest following 467874 gallons for which was paid Bourbon whisky thus accounted for more than half the liquor legally sold in the state in 1935 and for more than a third the money paid in legal liquor sales Blended Bourbon was next on the list with 145830 gallons sales with domestic gin close behind with 145 477 gallons Except for Canadian products several classifications of imported whiskies cut little figure lowans spending less than for the whole group of them during the year Canadian Bourbon and Canad ian rye bottled in bond however between them accounted for 000 in sales Territorml Gain Slight Italian authorities said the ter ritorial gain in the alleged victory had been only slight but that the moral effect on the Ethiopians would be large the Ethiopians said the alleged victory gave promise that with the aid of continued rains they would sweep the Italians out of at least half the territory lost in northern Ethiopia A victory celebration began in Addis Ababa The Italians set the casualties at 743 for their own forces and 5000 for the Ethiopians No Grand Jury Action on Democrat Report DES MOINES Jan 25 Francis Ruble assistant Polk coun ty attorney in charge of a grand jury investigation of the Iowa dem ocratic plate control committee fin ancial report announced that no grand jury action is contemplated declaring the report is apparently in good faitiu Trial Takes Recess CLARINDA Jan 25 murder trial of Bert Johnson 22 year old Yorktown youth accused of slaying his father Elmer ad journed until Monday The defense called nine witnesses yesterday in an effort to show that young Johnson had cause to fear his father Have You Read Your f Newspape 1 What is the official name of the present king of Great Brit ain 2 How old was George V when he died 3 What was the coldest tem perature recorded in Mason City the past week 4 What did President Roose velt do about the cash bonus bill 5 The cabinet of what country resigned 6 What North lowan holding a state office announced he would not be a candidate for a third term 7 What happened at the sec ond trial of Atty Gen Edward L OConnor 8 Whom will Judge Leon W Powers succeed as general coun sel for the FCA at Omaha 9 Who was Marguerite Hal stead 10 What organization outlined a 10 point program to combat ac cidents ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 PLAN BOTH WAIT OVERTOMONDAY Senate Committee Still Doubtful About Soil Conservation Act WASHINGTON Jan 25 Still doubtful of its constitutionality the senate agriculture committee today deferred final action on the administrations subsidysoil conser vation farm plan until after Secre tary Wallace and legal aides pre sent their judgment Monday The text of the new bill made public by Chairman Smith DS Car showed it retained the broad powers jn the original draft for the secretary of agriculture to make grants to farmers for improving their soil anrl economically using their land with some changes sug gested by Chairman Jones DTex as of the house agriculture com mittee Will Help States Added to the declaration of policy which extends the purposes of the soil erosion act of 3935 was that the subsidies after Jan 1 1938 would be for assistance to and co operation with the states in state action calculated to effectuate such purposes The senate was set to make the bonus measure law over President Roosevelts protest it noon Administration leaders in the chamber are expected to split away from the white house on the issue just as many democrats did yester day when the house passed the bill over the presidents terse veto 324 to 61 Divided on Question While political leaders speculated as to what effect this division may have on the partys fortunes at the polls legislators were divided on the question whether the president would ask new taxes to finance the cash outlay which ad ministration men believe will be necessary on or soon after next June 15 when veterans begin calling for the cash Inflationists immediately raised a cry for new money to pay When congress comes to the task of mak ing an appropriation for the bonus Senator McCarran DNev will demand that the treasury mone tize silver at S129 an ounce and is sue silver certificates Slambang action featured the bo nus rush The bill passed the senate Monday shot through the house Wednesday was vetoed yesterday and passed again by the house with in a short time Prospective Borrowings Whether the brake the federal re serve board clamped on the stock market last night had any connec George W Wickersham Found Dead in Taxicab Attorney General in Taft Cabinet 78 Years Old NEW YORK Jan 25 W Wickersham former attorney general of the United States died unexpectedly in a taxicab today He was 78 years of age Mr Wickersham had entered the cab at Fortyeighth street and Park avenue to be taken to Fiftythird street and Fifth avenue When the driver arrived at his destination he could not arouse his passenger An ambulance was called and the ambu lance surgeon pronounced the pas senger dead The body was taken to the West Fortyseventh street police sta tion where it was identified by Henry W Taft a law partner of Mr Wickcrsham Eminent in Profession Although he occupied an eminent position in the legal profession in the United States for many years it was seldom that George W Wickersham was not engaged ac tively in civic national and interna tional affairs in official or semiof ficial capacity He interested himself in nearly every question affecting the rela tions of the United States with for eign governments and although he held but one political ney general in President Tafts views and opinions always were held in high regard For many years Mr Wickersham devoted much time to charitable andalleviatory movements notably in connection with the New York Association for Improving the Con dition of the Poor and the New York and American Prison associa tions In Favor of League He also was an advocate of good will among nations and when the league of nations and the world court were paramount issues in the United States he made several ad dresses in favor of this country af filiating with both His reputation as a student of and his interest in national affairs led to Mr Wickershams appointment by President Hoover in 1929 as chair man of the National Law Enforce ment commission The commission was charged with making a study of the shortcomings of law enforce ment and the failures of judicial proceedings GEORGE W WICKERSHAM tion with prospective borrowings to finance the bonus and other huge bills was not answered in any offi cial quarter The board decided that beginning Feb 1 a man who buys securities except certain low priced ones must put up 55 per cent of the mar ket value rather than 45 per cent as heretofore This boost in margin requirements was regarded as stringent and was described as an effort to slow down an incipient speculative boom in stocks Certain markets had been exper iencing a touch of inflationary fe ver and rumors of monetary action in the offing had been current How ever President Roosevelt laughed kj them away and a secretary said he knew of nothing like that in pros pect Political Inflation Second Husband Now Husband Number Five GOLDSBORO N Car Jan 25 years ago Jeanette Minshew of near Eureka married Bill Coley He died and some time later she married 7 F Day Thirty years ago Day went west and his wife heard he had died She then married a man named Ed wards He died and she married Walter Scott Several years ago Scott died and last week Day came home Now the former Mrs ColeyDayEdwards Scott and Day are remarried again Some experts have viewed bonus borrowing as involving some poten tial inflation though outright cur rency inflationists have criticized the bonus bill because it calls for no new paper cash Politics grew a bit hotter during the week the new dealers swap ping lefthanded compliments with the liberty league school of thought Noting that Alfred E Smith was to speak to the league tonight Senator Schwellenbach DWash said that as a league charter member Smith was surrounded by crooks and rascals Many politicians believed that when Smith takes a look at the record tonight he may indicate whether he will shed his coat and fight the new deal in the political wars Farm Benefits Funds Hardy Voters Reject School Bond Issue HARDY Jan 25 vot ers rejected 1S7 to 176 a proposed 532000 bond issue for construction of a consolidated school AAA passed the house yes terday and went to the senate Just five days earlier the supreme court had directed that of processing taxes levied to finance such payments to farmers must be returned to processors at once 7his prompted President Roosevelt to intimate that the court had reversed a previous decision and Secretary Wallace to challenge the justice of the ruling Assails Neutrality Bill Senator Johnson R Cal as sailed the administrations neutral ity bill as giving President Roose velt unprecedented power to plunge the country into danger of interna tional conflict but chairman Pitt man D Ncv predicted the sen ate foreign relations committee would approve the bill Other events of the week Chairman Nye R N Dak closed a breach in his munitions in vestigating committee and sought funds to wind up the Presi dent Roosevelt cabled his deep sor NEW FIGHT SEEN FOR PROCESSORS Government May Seek to Collect Income Taxes on Levies CHICAGO Jan 25 that the federal government may try to collect income taxes on pro cessing levies paid before the AAA was declared unconstitutional threatened a new fight today be tween processors and the new deal That the govenment contemplated such action was confirmed by 0 W Osier assistant in charge of the in come tax unit of the internal reve nue office in Chicago There has been no ruling on it yet he said but one was expected any time We are doing nothing on it until then he added But A E Weaver vice president and general manager of the B A Eckhart Milling company said fed eral income tax auditors had added the processing tax payments to tax able income in their customary check on tax accounts They had completed work on his firms books for the year beginning July 1 1933 and ending June 1934 he said and had included that item Weaver said the income tax was not being placed on processing taxes held in escrow by the courts but on a much larger amount that had been paid directly to the govern ment over a two year period The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and Sunday colder in west nnd cen tral portions Saturday night and in extreme east Sunday MINNESOTA Fair Saturday night and Sunday colder Satur day night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday Minimum in Night At 8 A M 5 Below 22 Below 18 Below An appropriation to pay farmers row at the death of George V the A 3 degree difference between downtown Mason City and the su gar plant north of the city was re vealed in the thermometer readings Saturday morning Whereas the GlobeGazettes instruments showed a 22 below zero the sugar plant reading was 25 below WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Jan 25 outlook for tbe period Jan 27 to Feb 3 1936 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Generally fair most of week except snow south 296185000 for control contracts I whole capital shivered in near zero portion about middle temperature signed before the supreme court cold 1 below normal DEATH TOLL FOR FRIGID SPELL UP TO FIVE IN IOWA Woman Found Dying on Floor of Room at Northwood Winters throttling grip on tightened Saturday as Canada poured a new cold wave over the midwest Temperatures which held above 30 below zero Friday night will sink below again Saturday night the weatherman forecast And theres no telling right now he added when this cold wave worst Iowa has experienced a quarter of a century will roll on It warmed up a little Friday Sev eral points among them Council Bluffs and Keokuk reported tem peratures above zero the first since Tuesday night according to the As sociated Press Cold Holds On But the relentless cold held on throughout the night as the mer cury sank to 29 below at Marshall town and Waterloo 28 below at Webster City 26 below at Charles City 22 below at Dubuque and Spencer 19 below at Sioux City Mason City had 22 below in town and 25 below at the American Crys tal Sugar company a mile north Spirit Lake reported 19 below Ernmetsburg which holds the rec crd for this wintry week of 36 be low recorded a 18 Death continued walking hand in hand with bitter weather Reports of four more fatalities attributed to the subzero temperatures and snow drifts brought the total for the lat est cold wave to five Northwood Woman Dies Mrs Catherine Bruhns 86 was found in a dying condition on the floor of her room at Northwood by i neighbor woman who had called at tier home Apparently she had suf fered some form of stroke and died without regaining consciousness The fire in her room which was quite cold was out and the low tem perature was thought to have ag gravated her condition Neighbors had been helping care for Mrs Bruhns for some time as her son living in another part of the house has been in poor health Mrs Bruhns will be buried Sunday Miss Clara Morford 75 who lived on a farm near Haven southeast of Tarna was found dead in her home by her brother Orville 67 Coroner Harvey Jones said she died of ex posure starvation and lack of care Found in Snowdrift At Wall Lake George J Green 64 of South Sioux City Nebr was found lying in a snowdrift and was taken to the city jail suffering from exposure He rallied a little early Friday night but died before dawn The body of Dr T C Gorman 62 of Cedar Rapids was found in his drift stuck automobile near Fair j fax The physician had started to Fairfax to see a patient Death was attributed to heart disease brought on by exposure Wednesday a man died at Fort Dodge after he was overcome by the cold while trying to dig an automo bile out of a drift At Corning Wilt Devore disap peared after he started hiking through the drifts and bitter cold to his farm Although searchers have been unable to find his body they believe it is lying in the drifts some where along the road Nw Snow Falls New snow fell in southern Iowa Friday night growing deep in the southwest corner At Emmetsburg it was snowing Saturday but the weatherman predicted the bitter cold expected Saturday night will clear the skies Sidney reported 10 inches of new snow Council Bluffs two Inches Keokuk three inches Leon three inches Red Oak six inches Shen andoah four inches The new cold wave the weather man said was whelped in the Mac kenzie river basin in northwest Can ada and is moving steadily south cast There is he sadly said nothing on the weather map this morning that will break it up Reports of suffering continued as lowans unwary of the bitter tem peratures or caught in their grip by I circumstance froze limbs and fea Schools Wondering Physicians forced by their pro fession to face the cold suffered particularly as they fought to reach the homes of patients already vic tims Several consolidated schools in North Iowa were wondering wheth er or not they would be Rble Mon day to start making up absences and cancelled days of studies In Cor   

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