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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 10, 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 TUESDAY MARCH 10 1936 SECTION ONE NO 132 4 Years of ColdAhead So Says Long Range Forecaster About U S Weather RITISH URGE DEAL WITH HITLER By CHARLES P STEWART A SHIN GT ON H H Clayton who forecasts four more years of se vere winters on an average and an average of chilly summers too is an inter esting meteorolo gist Since Herbert Janvrin Brownes recent death Pro fessor Clayton is j Webster and Breese Elected to School Board TAXTO REMODEL BUILDING PASSES BY TO 511 scientific standing The government weather bureau indeed refuses to admit the possibility of accurate predictions far ahead as the pro fessor makes them but it recognizes him as a genuine savant which is more than ever it would do for Browne Janvrin Browne to be sure never professed to be anything except a selftaught scientist Originally he was a Washington newspaperman who finally set up in business as a purveyor of commercial information for large concerns Some of his cli ents called for weather advices sev eral years in advance Browne could rot obtain such information from the weather bureau therefore he undertook to furnish his own Ortho dox meteorologists always insisted that his forecasts were mere guessj s but his customers believed in them and proved it by paying for them handsomely Claytons Background the only longI B L SJampf distance weather DCCK ldIUCU prophet only one at least of considerable Voting Is Preceded by Spirited Campaign TABLE OX PAGE 2 B A Webster and Garfield Breese were elected directors and Allan F Beck treasurer of the Mason City school district at tbe annual school election Monday The two directors were elected out of a field of six candidates with Dr Raymond F Kunz and R W Fischbeck whose candidacies were sponsored by the Mason City School Betterment association making a substantial showing E S Gage the Betterment association candidate for treasurer trailed his ticket under the handicap of not having his name on the ballot The unofficial returns on the vote for directors were as follows B A Webster Garfield Breese Dr K F R W Fischbeck Guy C Blackmore Win in Election B A WEBSTER Bureau officials do not concede j Max Boyd that Professor Clayton can make de pendable four or five year forecasts either but they cannot dispute his attainments as a genuine man of science Years ago when the Argentine The vote on school treasurer was Allan F Beck E S The proposition of levying a suf ficient tax in the schoolhouse fund to raise to be used with a ministry of agriculture was creating federal grant for the remodeling of a weather bureau it engaged as its head George Wiggin a North Amer ican and Wisgin employed as chief forecaster Professor Clayton a the Garfield school carried by a vote of to 511 The vote in the election was among the largest in a decade in GARFIELD BREESE countryman now a resident of school elections a total vote of ton Mass being cast It was a small bureau Mr Webster who was high can ally run but under Wigjrin and didate in three of the four wards Clayton it became a model of its of the city was running for re kind for the world The professor whom I knew in his Argentine days had dreams never realized of an international world wide hookup of weather stations which he said would make longdis tance forecasting almost an exact science everywhere Argentina how ever had not the money to finance so ambitions a plan Never Tried Out election Mr Breese who topped the ballot in the director division in his own third ward succeeds John C Shipley who was not a candidate for reelection Begin March 16 The newly elected officers begin their new term Monday March 16 when the organization meeting of the board will be held The election brought to a close a Apparently no country or trroup j spirited campaign which gained mo of nations has had the funds or the j mentum with the organization of inclination to spend them in such ihe Mason City School Betterment an experiment Accordingly the Clayton theory never had had even a tryout Only a few days ago I had occa sion to query the weather bureau in Washingtnn concerning teorological conditions current me in Europe and the bureau did not know what they were like had not heard Naturally 4 wouldbe longdis tance forecaster or any kind of a forecaster is handicapped by the comparatively local character of what he knows Sun Spot Theory I have not seen Professor Clayton since his return from Argentina but I knew Janvrin Browne well They reasoned on much the same lines Sunspois are at a maximum at 31 yearintervals They work up to that maximum and then fade away from it When spottiness is at its maxi mum it is cool on earth at its min imum it is warm Why Well the sun is a gaseous body but in its interior tbe gas is com pacted under the tremendous pres sure of its own gravity to about the consistency of hot asphalt tar Incandescent at its surface it is hot But at intervals the nonincandes cent stuff boils up from inside It is similar to a shovelful of coal in a furnace It presently will make things hotter but temporarily it smothers the fire x These boilings up are thesptos Cold Period Ahead Janvrin Browne calculated 11 year intervals between maximum spottinesses Professor Clayton agrees as to that But the professor calculates a supermaximum spottiness once every third in every 33 years This supermaximum is what we are supposed to be entering upon now If you believe in Professor Clay Invest in furs association last week Judges and clerks of the election encountered some difficulty with spoiled ballots resulting when votj ers wrote in the name of E S Gage i A number of ballots in all four wards had Mr Gages name written in the directors section while hav crosses opposite two of the di rector candidates 1924 Vote Heaviest A review of the elections since 1920 shows that the vote cast in I Mondays election was not as large comparatively as many believed The heaviest vote cast in any school election of this period was in 1924 when persons voted according to records in the office of R L James secretary of the school board On that occasion A E Mc Auley and M S Steece were candi dates against Fred Duffield and D W Grippen with the latter being elected Votes larger than Mondays elec tion also were cast in 1923 1925 and in 1934 Most of the school elections of the past decades however have been characterized by a small vote Following are tbe total vote figures for each year beginning with 1920 1920 1921 1922 1923 3924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 3931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 776 274 323 335 332 385 341 341 ALLAN F BECK Recommends Postmaster WASHINGTON CPJRepresenta tive Jacobsen announced he has recommended appointment of Mrs Byrd Clark Mt Vernon Iowa postmaster Manchoukuan Push Nearer Russia SHANGHAI JP Motorized Manchoukuan troops pushed Ja pans wedge of influence 200 miles closer to Russia Tuesday said Chinese newspaper dispatches seiz ing the ancient city of Pailingmiao the capital of Chinese inner Mon golia MERCURY DROP SEEN FOR IOWA Freezing Temperatures and Cloudiness Predicted by Weatherman DES MOINES weather man forecast freezing weather for North Iowa Tuesday night along with clouds for all the state Temperatures were to sink to 25 above in the north section he said to 30 above in the southwest and to 35 in the southeast Wednesday he added skies will clear though tem peratures wont get up into the six ties like they did Monday The clouds were gathering Tues day at most weather bureau points after a night which saw tempera tures hold well above freezing Charles City reporting the low of 38 above The high Monday was 70 above at Council Bluffs No rain was reported during the last 24 hours at weather bureau sta tions and though cloudy weather was in store the weatherman said he didnt see much chance of rain Killed by Razor of Unknown Assailant WASHINGTON Ellen Gillespie 19 died of razor wounds inflicted by an unknown assailant when she went to the base ment of her home to get a screw driver to open a bucket of salted fish Police were searching Tuesday for James McGinnis 47 miner to question him about the slaying The girls mother said McGinnis accom panied her daughter on the errand Floyd River Rises Slowly at Sioux City SIOUX CITY The Floyd river slowly engulfed more of Sioux Citys eastside residential and in dustrial area Tuesday as upstream rises inthe river began to be reflect ed here The flood water which hag har assed the state this spring took a ihird life late Monday when Francis Gaul II drowned in Six Mile creek near Hawarden north of Sioux City The boy son of Mr and Mrs Fred Gaul of Chatswortc toppled into the flooded creek while playing along its course The government weather bureau here said Wren upstream on the Floyd measured a rise of inch es during the last 24 hours At James a three inch rise was noted during the night but the water started falling Tuesday morning At Le Mars the river bad risen an inch during the night Ready to Evacuate Police prepared to evacuate more persons living along the stream if the rise does not halt soon Indus trial plants and business houses ly ing in the flood zone also were mov ing basement stocks to upper floors The Floyd already has made refu gees of more than 500 persons here Higher water also was expected on the Big Sioux river along the western edge of Sioux City The Missouri river was dropping Tues day morning however Elsewhere throughout the state the danger of serious inundations seemed lessening Charles D Reed government met eorologist at Des Moines reported the flood danger along the Des Moines riverat an end since the river is almost cleared of ice Eiver Settles Back At Council Bluffs the Missouri RAP AT CRITICS OF RELIEF WORK Says Liberty League and Suppress and Distort Facts WASHINGTON J Declaring the republican high command and the American Liberty league are at tempting to make a political foot TAKES Will Accept Reasonable Agreement to End Strike Owners in as Unions Extend Walkout NEW YORK Under the ball out of the u n fortunate un Sena tor Robinson Tuesday launched a new deal offensive against critics of j i t s relief mI Leader pro gram Robinson in a speech from the senate floor ent ered the relief controversy at a time when repub tionwide investigation of the WPA The democratic leader asserted the republican national committee and its corporate affiliate the du Pont Liberty league were engaged in a desperale effort to throw mud on the relief program by holding up certain projects to He Defends Projects Defending white collar projects Robinson said the league and the leadership ing distortingand misrepresenting the They aim at President Roose river settled back after flooding he declared in a 7000 word several hundred acres of land south address but m reality they hope of there Dynamite blasts cleared an ice jam that threatened the South Omaha bridge for a time The Iowa river flooded some low lands north of Marshalltown hen ice jams formed in its channel The Cedar river also wag rising at Wa terloo Sioux City relief authorities vac cinated 100 refugees against small pox yesterday and gave 50 diph theria inoculations State Reports Death of 38 in January in Iowa Auto Accidents DES MOINES persons died in Iowa auto accidents during January two more than in tbe same month of 1935 the state motor vehicle department reported Tuesday Injured numbered 489 as com pared with 659 Eight hundred and twentyfour accidents were reported in the first month of 1936 and 811 in January 1935 Included in the months toll were 18 pedestrians killed and 114 pedes trians injured In January 1935 pe destrians killed numbered 11 and those injured 125 Five of the 38 killed during Jan uary met death on railroad cross ings Of the January accidents 370 or per cent occurred on icy or pnowy roads The departments bul letin also showed that per cent of the accidents were caused by skidding or by drivers losing con trol of their cars 150 crashes be ing attributed to skidding and 50 to losing control FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy and cold er Tuesday night Wednesday fair and colder in extreme east por tion MINNESOTA Cloudy snow flurries in extreme east colder Tuesday night Wednesday fair colder in extreme east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 47 Above Minimum in Night SO Above At 8 a m Tuesday 40 Above Mondays maximum was the highest temperature recorded since Nov 25 1935 In the open country landscape more black than white is now visible and In a day or two the snow will be pretty much confined to drifted areas if the present rate of thawing continues The temperature Tuesday how ever set a new high mark by mov ing up to a maximum of 49 degrees above to ridicule and drive back into the soup lines the great number Of un employed men and women who are simply askingan opportunity to earn a living for themselves and their families in the old fashioned and respectable American He cited criticisms that local re sponsibility was breaking down and said that in virtually every case local officials themselves spon sored the projects on the ground that they would be of lasting bene fit to their Politics and Relief Robinson asserted the adminis tration had consistently and perI ferences later More than em sistently tried to keep politics Out ployes have been idle more than of relief and that no matter what charges were hurled at Harry L Hopkins the administrator the record speaks for opening salvo of the building work ers Big Push William D Raw lings executive secretary of the realty advisory board on labor re lations said Tuesday his group is ready to accept any reasonable agreement which will work to elim inate abuses and substandard con ditions in the Rawlings declared that the union is no longer fighting for the men but for power to crush the Two hours after the lid was de clared off following 10 days of fruitless arbitration the union an nounced that its strike had affected about 900 additional buildings in the irital Grand Central area of the city Seven thousand Union James J Bambrick esti mated walked out during the two hours Buildings Affected Bambrick set the figure of total buildings affected at which was far in excess of police esti mates He estimated that buildings had settled with the union about half conceding the closed shop clause of tbe agreement and the rest granting a preferential the rehiring eventually of only union men At the same time Bambrick is sued an ultimatum announcing that the old demands of a closed shop a week raise and 48 hour week would become effective again ATLANTA Four persons were under arrest as a result of a clash between workers and pickets at tbe American Hat Manufacturingcom pany Acceed to Demands PROVIDENCE R Merchan dise tied up by the one day strike of truck drivers moved again after the dispute ended with employers acceding to the unions wage and hour demands Edward F McGrady assistant secretary of labor was ex pected to seek a settlement of the strike of ladies garment work ers One manufacturer came to terms with the union and 200 re turned to work AKRON President P W Litchfield of the Goodyear Tire Rubber company urged strikers to return to their posts and settle dif Undoubtedly in some jurisdic he added blunders are be ing made and it is the privilege and duty of rightminded individ uals to expose and correct malad ministration wherever and when ever it is exposed or can be brought to light The point is that sound corrections can only be based on facts They cannot be made if the facts are perverted or misrepre Robinson said the Liberty league and republican national committee had singled out 100 or pro jects and described each in the worst light Discusses Some Projects Discussing some of the projects criticized Robinson said the allocated to paint fire hydrants in Wilmington was requested by Mayor Walter W Bacam a re publican who was quoted as saying city funds were too low to permit the expenditure for this necessary Just think of that Robinson commented After 12 years of re publican prosperity Wilmington was in such financial straits that it was too poor to buy some Du Pont paint for its fire he said it is high time to get the facts concerning these socalled white collar workers Are they entitled to work relief like other classes of citizens Republicans Incensed Now our republican friends and the Liberty league are highly in censed because the Roosevelt ad ministration decided that musicians writers and artists out of employ ment should be accorded relief the same as any other group So the Liberty league argument boils down to case of war the artists musicians and writers may have the privilege of being de stroyed by Du Font gun powder but in time of peace they must not be given aid through federal Not HidingAnything He contended there was no dis position to hide anything about relief expenditures and in discuss ing a recent republican national committee statement charging the three weeks Disorders Attend Strike NEWARK N dis orders attended the strike of service employes in downtown office build ings Union spokesmen claimed 11 buildings were affected and more than 200 workers had walked out but managements disputed the fig ures Strikers demanded higher pay and shorter hours Senator Max Aron counsel for six packers whose truckers are on strike pre dicted a serious meat shortage if the stalemate continued It was esti mated that half the citys 500 win dow cleaners also were striking They asked pay for a 40 hour week A strike of minrs at Charleroi was terminated 7 to 20 Killed in Spanish Disorders GRANADA Spain JP From seven to 20 persons were killed Tuesday in a series of clashes be tween extremists and police Ex tremists called a general strike paralyzing the industry of the city House Group Backs Plane Building Act ON THE INSIDE COL FRANK KNOX Knox and Roosevelt Win New Hampshire ON PAGE 2 Meservey Votes Bonds for School Auditorium ON PAGE 7 2 Marble Rock Houses Destroyed by Flames ON PAGE 7 Two More Decisions on New Deal Ahead ON PAGE 2 Depositions Taken in McNider Estate Claim ON PAGE 12 ITALY RESUMES ETHIOPIAN DRIVE Days Suspension Followed by New Cleanup Action in Tembien Area ASMARA Eritrea troops carried on Tuesday with humdrum maneuvers after a day of peace and celebration which the high command insisted was not an armistice The one day suspension of offen sive movements ordered ostensibly to await developments on the new est league of nations peace move ended Monday and was followed by new cleanup action in the Tembien mountain region and penetrations beyond Amba Alaji last important seizure by the northern Italian Italy has accepted the league pact talk recommendation in prin ciple Ethiopia 20 WOMEN REPORTED KILLED IN BOMBING LONDON Addis Ababa correspondent of Reuters News Agency reported Tuesday that 20 women had been killed in an Italian air bombing of Erga Alem Sidamo province FRANCE OFFERED GUARANTEES OF AIDFORCONSENT Eden Rejects Proposal to Adopt Strong Course of Action SITUATION AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press PARIS Representatives of France Great Britain Belgium and to the vio lated Locarno to dis cuss Germanys occupation ofthe Rhineland France urging punish ment of the reich Britain seek ing a new security system Edward VTH conferred with Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin and War Secre tary Alfred Duff Cooper as Bri tain assumed the role of concilia tor in the crisis BERLIN Semiofficial nazi utterances indicated increasing interest in a return of Germany to the league of nations a foreign office spokesman expressed satis faction that Britain was willing to consider Germanys proposals for new pacts league of na tions havinginvited Germany to Fridays council session on French and Belgium protests against the reichs treaty violations interpre ted Britains conciliatory stand as making sanctions against Ger many unlikely COLOGNE Evidences ap peared of heavy artillery and oth er equipment making Germanys army on the Rhine more than the symbolic force originally indi cated as corps commanders be gan their first inspections STRASBOURG Border resi dents crowding parish churches heard rumors that old imperial regiments were revived in the reichs Rhineland army WASHINGTON The house military affairs committee meeting in executive session Tuesday unan imously approved the McSwain bill authorizing construction of new airplanes within the next five years administration with suppressinga report on relief activities he said Well of course that was non sense and most of the newspapers wouldnt even bother to print it when news correspondents asked the ad writers ofthe national com mittee about these misstatements they confessed themselves in error But I have seen np statement as yet in which the committee has been fair enough to retract this ef fort to falsify the record against the president Couldnt Understand Why Wife Complained of Missing Alimony BUFFALO N Folgert told the judge he was amazed that his divorced wife An na hadnt received her alimony Regularly every month he said he had purchased money orders and put the receipts away in a cigar box The box was produced The re ceipts were the complete money orders Annas complaint was withdrawn Slight Improvement in Beatty Condition LONDON medi cal bulletin on the condition of Earl Beatty former admiral of the fleet ill for several weeks said that a slight improvement maintained was being By JOHN EVANS Copyright 1936 by The Associated Press PARIS reliable source re ported Tuesday night that Anthony Eden British foreign secretary had offered France strong military guarantees if she will negotiate with Germany The exact nature of the proposal was not defined It was stated that for the pres ent it is merely an idea of which the details must be worked out It was stated that Eden had pro posed a compromise following a tel ephonic conversation with Prime Minister Baldwin at p m Eden it was said told Pierre Etienne Flandin the French foreign minister that the British were re solved that Germany must be brought back into the league of na tions at any Split Over Method The intimation that such an offer had been made followed a split be tween France and Great Britain on the method of dealing with the in ternational emergency which has arisen through Germanys sending troops into the Rhineland the Brit ish refusing to follow the strong course of action proposed by the French Great Britain suggested negotia tions with Reichsfuehrer Hitler on his proposals for new peace treaties France declared against negotia tions so long as the troops remained at their new outposts along the French frontier Side With France Great Britain refused to entertain the idea that troops must be re moved before friendly discussions would be undertaken i Belgium and Italy aided with France These developments took place rapidly in a day packed full of dip lomatic and political action Flandin first broached the sub ject of combined action within the league of nations to force German troops away from the border at a conference of representatives of Great Britain Belgium and Italy He declared that France would negotiate only if the troops were evacuated He suggested that if Ger many refuse that the four nations concerned join in asking the league council tcact Eden Rejects Plan Eden turned his back on this sug gestion After three hours of this confer ence Flandin went before the sen ate to assert the French position At th same time Premier Albert SaJ raut went to the chambers of depu ties to make a public appeal to the members of the league to fignt for He proclaimed his government s determination to get a clear and precise decision on the 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