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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 20, 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 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 116 Alien Bill Is Discussed Terror Reign Under Provisions Seen as Possible JAPAN MORE WILL PUT SOLDIERS By CHARLES F STEWART A S H IN G T 0 N Senator Robert R Rey nolds of North Carolina is spon sor of the latest bill further re stricting i m m i gration into the United States to deport thousands of aliens already ir the country and requiring registration of al the rest The senator proposes to cut present quotas by 90 per cent al most closing the American door against jnore new comers He demands the expulsion of habitual criminals of all aliens who are on relief and of all who occupy positions which should be filled by And to weed these classes out he insists that compul sory registration is essential Nobody is likely to argue that habitual criminals or public charges shouldnt be deported Habitual criminals have onlv themselves to blame and Americans cant reasonj nected wuh RussoJapanese tension ablv be criticized for not liking to j over far eastern border have overseas indents even if and would not increase the Japanese thev are no worse than unfortunate forces in Manchoukuo dumped on their hands to support I A communique said Emperor Hi u rnhitn sanctioned thp disnatch of SAYS LONG LOST AVIATOR FOUND Taxes and Relief Big Issues Left to Congress Denies Movement of Two Divisions Caused by Soviet Tension BY GLENN BABB Copyright ISJS by The Asjocliiird early movement of two army divisions from Japan to the Japanese advised state of Manchoukuo was announced Thursday by the Tokio war office A war office spokesman said the troop movement involved only the annual replacements was not con Cold Wave Badly Says Weatherman All Railroads Near Normal TOWNSEND PLAN HEADS WELCOME HOUSES INQUIRY With the weatherman stating Thursday that the cold wave was badly if not broken railroads into North Iowa made good use of the improved conditions to rush the shipments of coal and other goods All railroads were in operation at a schedule close to normal V day while highway crews were continuing their battle to clear the snow UiUIllLlUllb 1 lUUeiS from roads not yet opened for traffic All main roads out of Mason City were open Low temperatures over the state bore out the weathermans state ment In Mason City the mercury only sank to 1 below during the night and at 8 oclock Thursday morning was 4 degrees above zero It had risen to 11 above here at noon Emmetsburg 5 Above Somt Question Seen There is some question however rohito sanctioned the dispatch of wheVerThe1 virtual exclusion desirable applicants for admis o Hnnn the divisions I According to Schedules The replacements will be carried I out in accordance with schedules i followed for the last three years NonJapanese military authorities expressed an opinion that the move associated At Emmetsburg the mercury held up to 4 above It may be recalied the mercury sank to 36 below to usher in the cold wave at Emmets burg which was the second lowest temperature ever recorded in this state The lowest reading this morning was Ottumwas 7 below Sioux City I Superior and several more from the south In Better Humor This respite even if it doesnt last is giving us a chance to move some of this ancient stuff that has been congesting said one railroad agent Also it puts us in better Both freight and passenger trains and Dubuque both reported a mere were getting back to regular sched and a clean sweep would be made of them First they frontier difficulties believing to the contrary that this adherence tonor hppn I raal schedules indicated the Tokio rTducedloTndlgencythey hlffcommand was not worried over shipped back home If they are go ing to stay here I do think they should adopt citizenship but at least Id give them a chance to do so As for compulsory registration it undoubtedly would be the entering the RussoJapanese situation Japanese suggestions for estab lishment of a mixed commission to fix the sovietMancboukuoan fron tiers were rejected in an official announcement from Moscow made public by Izvestia the Russian gov undouDiemy wuuiu ut LUC t wedge for the compulsory registra ernment o an tion of 311 handscitizens and the aliens alike boundary between soviet far eastern Once Considered territory and the Japanese spon Time was when immigration was j sored state of Manchoukuo was al considered an asset to the tnited ready fixeci by treaty States It suggnsted in turn that Man The republic has latent resource i choukuoan and Japanese military to be developed New workers were authorities withdraw white Russian welcome Thus population grew agents allegedly sent into soviet Production had tn hustle to keep up territory as spies and terrorists with this growths needs At nars end with production at the its The recent capture and conviction some of these agents the an nars en o me peak of efficiency growth was nouncement said established proof clamped down on Population is api tnat they received arms and money the static Consequently i from Manchoukuo and Japanese demand dwindles but production inj mjitary authorities in Manchoukuo creases its speed The machine is put In reverse overrapidly An immigrant with a job in the United States is not exclusively a producer He is a consumer too If be holds an Americans job he pro vides jobs for other Americans supplying his needs at a price Fire and depart him and he ceases to be a domestic consumer A Reign of Terror Senator Reynolds complains that without compulsory registration of aliens it is impossible to know how many aliens we have here He quotes the immigration commission er as putting the figure at 4 below Minimum temperatures generally were around zero or above and the mercury started climbing early to ward readings the weatherman said would range from 15 to 30 degrees above over Iowa We may even see some he chuckled But well see some freezing again Thursday he added for temperatures will sink below zero again early Friday ably to 15 below in the open coun try of the north section and to 5 below in the Coal Shortage Eases The coal shortage eased materi ally Thursday several points re porting large shipments of fuel that ended the necessity of emergency distribution Highway clearance which allowed delivery of coal to isolated points also speeded up The Milwaukee railroad reported it had 80 carloads of coal on the way to towns along its lines The Great Western had four carloads Thursday morning from eastern mines and expected more later in the day Seven carloads of coal arrived on the M and St L early Thursday and four more later in the day Seven cars came in on the North Western The Rock Island got two cars of coal from the docks on Lake GAS INTERFERES IN BABYS BIRTH jTwo Nurses Are Felled and Operating Physician Is i Almost Overcome but other authorities as estimating the total as high as Yet imagine a start made on a registration system WOBURN nurses fell unconscious a third was almost overcome and a doctor nearly col lapsed from inhaling some form of that filled the operating room of a hospital during the delivery of Any alien with a job would be a bahy VVedncsday night open to attack by others who Thp mothor and chjldt whose wanted his job AS an alien were withheld by the He would claim American of hvsicjan and officials of the choate courseand birth certificates are M mori hospital apparently were too recent in Uus make the question easy of proof either way Dr Thomaf F Ha in who was He probably conld s and case but a case could be established most unabfe to Veathe was revived against him somewhat by fresh airthat entered Couldnt Prove Birth thfi room aftcr the third nurse stag For example I couldnt prove nor Kprcd tf a dool and opened jt He could my wife prove where we were the delivery born Doubtless we would be accepted Dr Halpin sairt he believed he and as Americans but we have a daugh lhp mirscs by carbon ter born abroad She conldn t estab monoxide ffas bllt he said he couid lish her citizenship without estab no t whcre it had oriRinated lishing oursa technical impossibU Mrs Morgan superin ity Cases of ths kind could be found of o saifj enpjn in thousands under a werp jnvestigating the cause law of the trouble She said the condi A reign of terror would WM sat a rule i factory but refused to reveal their i identities Both she and Dr Halpin as well as j said could not be told apart except in the most obvious cases This would mean the registration shortly of everyone It is a system which prevails in most of continental Europe I dont believe it would be popular here Oskaloosa Man Dies Hip Fra n declined to discuss details of the affair The parents of the child were young and the infant a robust eight pound boy was their first OSKALOOSA W Padgett of Oskaloosa died today of a hip fracture suffered in a fall two weeks ago Struck by Switch Train Dies COUNCIL BLUFFS tinus Christiansen 45 car inspector I for the Milwaukee railroad died Thursday morning In a local hos pital from a badly mangled left leg and pelvis suffered when he was struck by a Burlington switch train as he was going to work at about a m ON THE INSIDE SAMUEL LEIBOWITZ Bruno Looks at Chair Leibowitz Not to Aid ON PAGE 2 Iowa Plan Would Aid Small Businessman ON PAGE 12 Hancock County Man Shoveling Snow Dies ON PAGE 8 Cook Claims Polar Discovery Authentic ON PAGE 11 Iowa Demo Committee Supports Roosevelt ON PAGE 5 ules The highway commission plows were continuing their way south ward from Clear Lake on 107 open ing the wav to Thornton and Meser vey County plows worked toward these communities from Rockwell planning to assist the state plows on the other highway The rotary plow most effective of the snow clearing equipment was continuing its job of widening No 65 between Mason City and Hamp ton Exact Zero Recorded For the first morning in 33 days the mercury Thursday did not dip below zero at West Union An exact zero was recorded as the minimum however A light snow was falling during the morning with a moderate south wind At Osage the Thursday minimum temperature was a degree below zero Two inches of snow fell Roads are all open The mercury climbed to 6 above at Garner Thursday morning at 9 oclock with an inch of snow on the ground Coal shipments were still anxiously awaited Above zero readings at several points ended nearly a month of nightly zero or lower temperatures At Council Bluffs for example the low was 4 above ending 29 consec utive days of zero or lower readings during the night Low Marks Reported Spirit Lake where the tempera ture has huddled down far below zero nearly every night since the cold wave washed into the state Jan 22 had a mere zero early Thursday Other low temperatures reported included Charles City zero Waterloo 2 be low Marshalltown 3 below Fort Dodge 1 above Cedar Rapids 2 be low Clinton below Davenport SOO 4 above Muscatine 6 above Bur lington 3 above About Army Machine Gun Sales WASHINGTON min ute revelations in the munitions in quiry and preparations for an inves tigation of the Townsend old age pension movement Thursday enliv ened congressional proceedings Senate munitions inquisitors heard testimony that thousands of mutilated but repairable machine guns were sold by the army while the justice department was investi gating their disposal House members hearing Town send leaders welcomed an investi gation as wonderful looked to Speaker Byrns to appoint four democrats and four republi cans to examine pension movements generally Undertone of Politics There was the usual undertone of politics A luncheon meeting with Chairman Farley of the democratic national committee enabled Presi dent Roosevelt to discuss with him a slate of presidential primary can didates in California The soil conservationsubsidy sub stitute for AAA was up for further house debate preliminary to a final vote expected Friday The senate worked on routine matters Up to now this session of congress has been one of the calmest since the World war but it appeared that the Roman candles and firecrackers of hot controversy might begin to go off within a few days The big fights some legislators believe may center around two pro grams as yet unshaped by the white and relief Next week it is believed the pres ident may pass along his recom mendations for taxes to finance the new farm program Senator LaFollette wants such a program to carry sweeping revisions of the income tax setup No Indication Made If the administration does not recommend this and there has been no indication that it will LaFol lette and other liberals are prepared to fight for it Last year LaFollette vainly proposed to boost income taxes on the wealthy and to tax sev eral million incomes now exempt He wanted the latter done by lower ing the exemption for married cou Report Long Lost Flyer Found PAUL REDFERN AND MRS REDFERN pies from to and for single individuals from to Light snow ranging from a trace up to an inch was reported during the night at several points bearing out the weathermans forecast but it was clearing over the entire state Thursday and the weatherman said it would be clear Thursday night and Friday The wind was but a zephyr com pared to the blizzard blasts of the last month and left the new snow lying in place so there was no drift ing to hamper highway and railroad clearance Would Like Thaw Senators intending to fight any sharp slashes in relief appropria tions for next year are expected to use in their arguments figures made public Thursday These show sharp increases in the numbers on work relief The total is nearly more than the goal originally set for the work relief program However officials the figure was set up as an av erage to shoot at not a maximum They said they had expected for some time that the relief jobs total would jump in winter Liberal senators have been arguing that re Last 31 Day Period Sets Cold Record Listen dear readers and you shall hear Of the coldest month in many a year Except for the desire to keep to the rhyme and the poetic senti ment more could be said of the 31 day period beginning Jan 20 and ending on Feb 19 Its been not merely the coldest month in many a year but the coldest month ever recorded in Mason City The temperature has averaged 7 degrees below zero night and day with 30 below zero registered at 9 oclock a Jan 22 the lowest temperature recorded On only one night of the 31 has the mercury failed to reach the zero mark On an even dozen days the mercury failed to get as high as zero Far Below Normal Mason Citys normal temperature for January is degrees for February degrees Contrast these figures with the 7 below fig ure for the period covered by trie following day to day temperature extremes If it will thaw just a little so the I f needs will be great for some j snow will freeze the weather man said then we will be relieved I of this constant danger of Welcome Townsend Probe Officials of the Townsend move at least until it snows Railroad dispatchers reported main line trains running practical y on time once Fort Dodge Which closed schools and curtailed business to conserve its coal supply reported coal moving into the city and the probability that the shortage there soon would be allayed Frank Wilson Iowa mine union ment for a month pensions for the aged stated they welcomed a congressional inquiry as derful The house by a its 240 to 4 vote set up a committee to I Wednesday to investigate this and other old age pension plans These monkeys are playing right into our safd Robert E Clements a cofounder of the move meat We shall be exonerated and president granted union miners per mission Thursday to dig coal next Saturday After conferring with Gov Clyde I L Herring Wilson wired all local mine union presidents instructing them to cooperate in the relief of distress and suffering resulting from the present coal shortage While the coal shortage is im Herring said we cant take chances on another tieup Weve got to get a little reserve supply on Highway Board Optimistic The highway commission was op timistic Another 24 main tenance engineers said and we should have the drifts still plugging trunk routes in northwest Iowa bucked Just by way of warning the weatherman cited some of Thurs day mornings temperatures up to our pension plan forced to a The senate munitions committee started a search for methods to curb the traffic in machine guns and oth er arms Wednesday it received tes timony from Jacob New York junk dealer that machine but been offered for public sale at each The guns had been bought from the army for junk wards the spawning place of Iowas cold in northwest Canada They ranged down into the forties below zero he said while its warmer and probably will remain that way theres still a chance for it to get colder he added were still 10 to 15 degrees below normal no matter how comfortable you feel in these above zero i Date Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Jan Tan Jan Jan Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Feb Max Min 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 1 2 3 4 n 6 7 S 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 4 S 7 21 12 5 3 5 1 14 0 1 f 3 33 0 2 0 4 S 21 7 5 5 4 0 20 fi 29 26 19 22 21 14 12 14 6 20 14 16 18 26 12 13 3 15 5 0 20 15 25 13 20 19 KIPRHINELANDER DIES AGED 36 Society Startled in 1929 by His Marriage to Negro Girl NEW YORK Kip Rhinelander member of a socially prominent family involved in a sen sational divorce case in 1929 died today of pneu monia at Long Beach Long Island He was 36 years old In 1929 Rhine lander was grant ed a divorce de cree in Las Ve gas from Alice Jones who testimony showed RHESELAJsDER was the daugh ter of a Negro cab driver Society was startled by their mar riage on Oct 14 1924 Rhinelander who had come into a fortune then was 22 and his bride was 23 Rhinelancr had been ill only a few days and iiis condition was not con sidered serious until Wednesday He died at the home of his father Phil ip Rhinelander descendant of one of the oldest families in the state He had been working in the office of the Rhinelander estate which con trolled large real estate holdings in New York and on Long island Sentenced to Death for Drunken Driving MOSCOW Urazov a chauffeur was sentenced in city court Thursday to death by shoot ing for driving his automobile into a wagon killing the horse and in juringthree persons in the wagon He was charged with driving while intoxicated Another Chapter FORECAST Another chapter could be written about the snow offering of this same period leading to the tallest drifts known in North Iowa in mod ern times and an average snow level which approached 27 inches in Ma son City Thursday forenoon In 1929 this figure was almost ex actly the same as now but the drifts were not as great and road maintenance wag not such a task as the highway commissions rec ords will show IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday somewhat colder Thursday night and in southeast portion Friday MINNESOTA Fair Thursday night and Friday colder in east and extreme south Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 6 Above Minimum in Night 2 Below At 8 A M Thursday 4 Above Snowfall 15 inch Precipitation 0 of an Inch Another inch and a half of snow up to 8 oclock Thursday morning and the Mason City snow level stood at 26 an inch of the record established in late Feb ruary of 1929 WRITERS STORY ABOUT REDFERN DENIED BY PILOT Reporter Says American Is Held Captive by Indian Tribe GEORGETOWN British Guiaca Barred reporter of the newspaper Banier of Dutch Guiana claimed Thursday that he had seen and talked to Paul Redfern long lost American flyer but Harreds account was denied by Art Williams former U S army flyer who Hatred said piloted him into the jungle Harred in a dispatch to hta paper declared that he and Wil liams found Redfern living with an Indian tribe which would not allow him to leave Williams however denied that he had seen Redfern At Washington the state depart ment reported receipt of a message by the Brazilian foreign office in which a Brazilian official said Wil liams and another American had been in the village where the avi ator Redfern is supposed to Wreck Near Village The British embassy at Rio de Janeiro in a telegram from the governor of British Guiana re ceived word that Williams stated his conviction that the wreck ot Redferns plane is in the neighbor hood of the village of Sakopot In dian headman in I do not Know Wil liams said and he most certainly did not accompany me on my recent search I took two Djukos Surinam bush Negroes with me to act as inter preters and a red Indian who had given us certain new Harred claimed to have been a member of the Dutch section boundary commission engaged in surveying the frontier where British Guiana Dutch Guiana and Brazil meet and where Harred claims to have found Redfern The story is that Redfern is liv ing in the Tumuc Humac mountains in western Guiana The story is similar to that first told by Tom Roch GermanAmeri can explorer two years ago Harreds story in substance as published by the Banier and report ed in Georgetown follows Tells His Story Art Williams two Indians and I took off in a plane Feb 6 After a couple of hours we landed on a trib utary southwest of the Main Ama zon stream and started to trek across to Tumac Humac mountains in a southerly direction fully sup plied with provisions for the journey as well as for Redferns return After several days we came to a village where all Indians were completely nude We saw an air plane caught in the branches of a big tree A few hours later we met Redfern He was dressed in a rag ged singlet and underpants By his hair and beard on his shoulders and chest he looked like a man over 40 hobbling on rude crutches made of tree branches and liana Difficulty in English He found difficulty at first speaking English but evidently he had been expecting to be found Williams gave him a biscuit and some tinned meat After Redfern who had learned the language of the Indians told themnot to harm us he told us he had been forced down by a leak in the gas tank and had been forced to land on the tree being unable to reach the river His legs and arms were broken in the crash but medi cine men cured him They treated him well refusing to touch the plane believing it was a Great Paul said he was in as good health as could be expected He had married an Indian woman and has a son who looks vary much like him Threatened With Spears When the Indians suspected we intended to take Paul away they threatened us with poisonous spears and arrows and on Pauls advice we withdrew leaving him with provi sions and clothes We hung about the district four days but the to be come more hostile so we left with the intention of It must be realized that any rescue must mean the use of force with probable death of Redfern since the Indians will kill him be fore we could get to him or if be succeeds in getting away safely it would mean the sacrificing of native wife and child and Paul seems to care lot for the boy The chiefimmediate difficulty is Pauls crippled Father If Pleased Dr Frederick C Redfern said thats very fine when informed ot   

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