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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - May 16, 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 LJSASBD W1KE SEKV1CB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY MAY 16 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION NO 190 On Speeches by Landon They Dont Sound as Well as They Read When Analyzed By CHABUES P STEWART A S H I N G T ON ih vir ii tually unanimous verdict of poli ticians in Wash ington is that Gov Alt M Lan dons recent radio interview was a corking good piece of propaganda for himself That is to say it didnt sound so well on the air but in print it was excellent The governor it is agreed knows how to write a telling speech His delivery of it is nothing to write home about political diagnosticians are won Which is 1 A speech which doesnt mean much but is wonderful to listento A speech which has meat in it butwhich isnt very thrilling to listen to Bead Speeches Then la preradio days they would have gambled on meatiness Most folk read speeches then actual audi ences were comparatively small For example William J Bryan was a spell binder to those who could hear him but he did not overly well stand analysis It is of record that he regularly was beaten when it came to a showdown But today with the whole country listening in on the air and few persons both to do any studying afterward it may be different political calculators frankly are On the whole the betting is on the radio T As a newspaperman maybe i shouldnt say this Newspaper for News Well I dont mean to admit that the newspaper is a back number For news the public still turns to newspapers But for speeches the radio has a certain handiness Illustratively take my own case In the face to face to many political speakers Having done so I did not have to read the text of their ad dresses in print subsequently Most folk did however not having heard they had to read Now I do not have to attend so many political meetings I can tune in and hear what is said as well as if I were present True I try to check up later between the inspira tion of mellifluous accents and the sense of what was said But that is one of my professional duties I am an exception I tmnk that the aver individual gulps down the melli fluous accents and never afterward questions whether or not they meant anything Masterpieces of Talk President Roosevelts speeches in Baltimore and New York his latest ones are recognized as having been masterpieces of talk but as indica tive of nothing in particular Governor Landon had something to say but didnt say it very well It was good in print indeed It enunciated a political philos ophy It acquitted Landon of the oil taint It established him as an anti It cleared him of the Kansas prohibition stigma Yet Landon was clever enough to dodge antagonizing the oil folk the monopolists or the prohibitionists It is queer that prohibition still should be a factor but it is unmis It isnt to be argued that Landons qualifications will elect him to the presidency But they may win the nomination for him In fact it looks like it Thatcher Held for Drunken Driving in Fatal Tripp Mishap FORT DODGE to furnish bond Benjamin Thatcher of Des Moines was held for grand jury action Saturday following arraign ment on charges of driving an auto mobile while intoxicated Thatchers arrest grew oat of an accident near here Thursday night in which D Myron Tripp of Newton state highway commission attorney was fatally injured Tripp cracked his head against the pavement as he stepped from a car driven by H O Hickok high way engineer after signalling Thatcher who Hickok said was weaving batk and forth across the pavement to stop his machine Mrs Brady Asks Divorce Lenore V Brady her husband Dr Don L Brady head of the transient di vision of the Iowa WPA for divorce charging cruel and inhuman treat ment ISSUES FOR CAMPAIGN DEFINED BANDS MASSED IN FINAL EVENT OF MUSIC MEET Students on Hand to Hear Announcement of Results colorful pag eantry of marching and massed bands sparkling instruments and brilliant uniforms here Saturday afternoon provided the closing event of the national band contest Some high school students who participated in the three day affair were on hand at the stadium for the spectacular events Edwin Franko Goldman Ernest Williams and A R McAllister noted conductors led the massed bands through three numbers Im mediately following this massed band concert is scheduled the eager ly awaited announcement of band competition results Play Sousa March Director Goldman led the band in Sousas colorful Mr Williams was leader as the mass band played the stirring Semper and Mr McAllister pres ident of the National High School bandmasters association led the bands in the national anthem Star Spangled Mason City Iowa played Friday night at oclock ir the Class A band competition held in Cleve lands mammoth public auditorium Despite arrangements made in ad vance for an rehearsal hall all to themselves the Mason City musi cians were forced to share a smaller practice room with a band from Lawrence Kans The large room previously arranged for Mason City was utilized as a flute solo contest room At times sharing of the room with another band made irregular schedules one rehearsal of the Mo hawk band being called for 10 oclock at night Return Monday Night The Mason City soloists played Thursday winning three superior ratings three excellents and one good The lowans string ensemble was also the winner of a superior classification Members of the string ensemble are Evelyn Chees man Milton Learner Pete Farma kis Viola Farmakis Cathryn Hol land and Mary Shoemaker Judges of the band competition were Edwin Franko Goldman di rector of the famous Goldman band Frank Simon director of the Arnco band and Ernest Williams director of the New York univer sity band and president of the Er nest Williams School of Music The Mason City band planned to leave Cleveland fallowing the an nouncement of awards for Buffalo N to remain there overnight and visit Niagara Falls Sunday be fore returning to Mason City The arrival time at Mason City will be 7 oclock Monday evening Report British Move to Settle War Debt HOLD STREETCAR BANDIT SUSPECT Three of Eight Des Moines Men Held Up Identify Brown as Robber DES MOINES of eight streetcar operators held up and robbed here during the last two weeks identified Lester E Brown 26 arrested early Saturday as a bandit Brown was seized in a restaurant by Patrolman G B Shaffer at a after Shaffer received a po lice radio description of a bandit who held up three operators Friday night Two of these A M Gustafson and M L Hunnicutt declared Brown was the robber who operat ed alone Friday night gaining about in loot Another operator James Devoe said Brown was one of two men who staged four streetcar robberies Mav 2 Officers said they found in small change and a revolver in Browns hotel room Police records showed he was sentenced at New ton Oct 15 1934 to serve a year in Anamosa reformatory for assault with intent to commit great bodily injury He was released July 2 1935 gaining time off for good behavior Police said Brown Sas lived in Omaha most of the time since Is Expected NEW HAMPTON Transmittal sheets on the final cornhog checks for Chickasaw county were received here Saturday The total amount which is expected within 10 days is ON THE INSIDE O L McINTIRE Berg Succeeds Mclntire as School for Deaf Head ON PAGE 3 Snatch Racket Bankrupt With Robinson Captured On PAGE 2 North Iowa Boys High in Farm Achievement ON PAGE 12 Iowa Woman Winner of Novel Prize ON PAGE 3 Credit Authority Will Address ON PAGE 8 Record Peace Time Bill for Army Signed WASHINGTON in the Orient shared capital interest Saturday with enactment of a rec ord peacetime war department ap propriation and efforts to shape a compromise tax bill for senate con sideration next week William Phillips undersecretary of state called attention of report ers to previous indirect American warnings against Japanese expan sionist activities in China That was his answer to questions about whe ther this government was studying the new Japanese movements to see if a violation of pledges might be involved Forego Usual Recess Foregoing the customary Satur day recess the senate finance com mittee passed a study of possible substitutes for the house tax bill Awaiting treasury estimates on a proposed compromise which would include an increase in the tax rate on individual incomes the committee discussed technical phases of the windfall tax which President Roosevelt suggested against firms which avoided AAA processing taxes Chairman Harri son predicted the com mittee would have a bill before the senate by the middle of next week Roosevelt on Cruise Mr Roosevelt was away on a weekend cruise but the white house announced he signed a num ber Of bills into law before his de parture Among those was the 000 supply bill to finance the war department in the year beginning July 1 Another carried 000 to meet expenses on the state justice commerce and labor depart ments during the same period Roosevelt Expected to Pay Brazil Visit RIO DE JANEIRO UFl The newspaper Estado Do Para said Saturday President Roosevelt prob ably would visit Brazil after the November elections Says Hopper Danger Exceeds Chinch Bug AMES Iowa grasshop per infestation holds potentially greater damage to farmers than the chinch bug threat Dr C J Drake state entomologist said FRENCH PLAN TO AWAIT POSSIBLE LONDON ACTION Great Britain Intends to Increase Tonnage in Destroyers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS British conservatives outside the cabinet were reported fostering a move Saturday to settle Europes waf debt to the United States The discussion of now totaling more than on the heels of a strong statement byLeon Blum prospective French premier that he would like to see the misunder standing over debts eliminated Authoritative sources in London however discounted the reports in Laborite Daily Herald point ing out the British budget makes no provision for debt payments In Paris ii was indicated the first possible move on the problem would probably come from London Foimcal Blum gave no indication the question of payment would be re opened by the socialist government which takes office June 1 while his party leaders asserted such a move would be political Rather the Frenchman said the debt question is a dead issue on which might be constructed im proved economic relations between his country and America The British government notified France and Italy that it intends to increase the tonnage in destroyers allotted Great Britain under the 1930 naval treaty 1 Negotiate onNavies Great Britain already is negotiat ing on the subject with the United States and Japan since the two lat ter nations are cosignators with Great Britain to the limitation clauses of the treaty Austrias new single dictator Chancellor Kurt Schuscbnigg di verted his attention from armed forces in the nation to economic problems and restoration of foreign markets Earlier the virtually disbanded the private heimwehr home guard of Prince Ernst von Starhemberg de posed vice chancellor by announc ing only members of the Austrian militia are to be allowed to bear arms Softened His declaration was softened however by the qualification many of von Starhembergs soldiers would be absorbed into the militia Fear over the fate of American missionaries in war torn Ethiopia caused mission officials to dispatch runners from Addis Ababa to re mote communities to inquire into the Americans whereabouts The Italian senate ratified Satur day the decrees annexing Ethiopia and creating the new Roman em pire The bill was presented by Gugliel mo Marconi the inventor in the presence of Premier Mussolini and ministers of the Italian cabinet BLAZlMAYWIPE OUT WHOLE TOWN Pierson Swept by Flames Nearby Towns in Iowa Send Help SIOUX CITY which threatened to wipe out the whole town was raging at Pierson 37 miles northeast of here Saturday afternoon 1 A strong southwest wind was sweeping the flames along at a rap id rate and the whole business dis trict was in danger at p m The blaze broke out in the farm ers elevator and quickly leaped to nearby structures Fire fighting apparatus from Kingsley Holstein Cushing and Correctionville was on the scene and No 1 engine company from Sioux City was on the way G Men for State of Iowa Urged by Shaw DAVENPORT men for Iowa or state agents who would perform the same service for the state as federal justice department agents do for the nation were advo cated in a campaign speech by Rob ert J Shaw republican candidate for attorney general Why Clear Lake Needs Additional Drainage Area This picture tells the story of how the Clear Lake water level has dwindled the past three years emphasizing the need of additional drainage area such as will be provided by the proposal of F K Pres ton assistant district engineer of the highway commission Up until three years ago the water was up to the outlet level shown at the extreme right of the picture and projected by the horizontal white line The water is now at least three feet below this The Preston proposal is to dam a small stream and dig a foot ditch to reach it for an additional three and a half square miles of drainage area Study Serious Situation A rising From Jap Action Excuse Seen No Moving New Troops Into China PETPING States and other foreign diplomats began a study Saturday of the serious situa tion arising from Japans strength ening of its north China garrisons which caused the Nanking gwern Diplomats pointed out the Boxer protocol concluded after the Chi nese uprising of 1900 permitted Japan and other signatories to bring in only protective forces Japans present north China troop strength of nearly diplomats emphasized was sufficient to occu py strategic air fields railroad sta tions and great wall passes Reason Only Excuse In connection with a Japanese military attaches statement that the reinforcements were required to protect an increasing number of Japanese residents in north China foreign diplomats declared no dan ger existed The number of Japanese nationals here has been augmented only slightly in recent years Diplomatic sources said no inci dent had occurred to warrant such a large force as was formed by the arrival Friday of additional Japanese troops A new incident on the Manchou kuoan border soviet advices from Moscow said broke the quiet on the far eastern frontiers which Russia insisted on as a prerequisite to an Investigation with Japan of boun dary disputes Fire on Russian Patrol official soviet news agency dispatch from Khabarovski far eastern Siberia said a soviet border patrol was subjected to fire Wed nesday from the Manchoukuoan side of the frontier For more than a month previous ly the border section had been calm while negotiations proceeded for a settlement of the soyietJapanese Manchoukuoan frontier disagree ments The soviet dispatch said a squad of 25 Japanese soldiers taling a po the frontier from a so viet fiveman patrol near Novoki yeusk directed persistent fire againstthe soviet patrol from a hill top Woman Killed When German Planes Collide FRANKFORT ON THE MAIN Germany German mili tary planes flying in formation during maneuvers collided Satur day and crashed to the ground kill ing one civilian The pilots of both planes leaped to safety with para chutes but one of the ships crashed through the roof of a farmhouse at Kriftel near here killing a woman Action Completed on Rural Electrification WASHINGTON Iff Congress Fridaycompleted action on the Norris rural electrifi cation bill and sent it to President Roosevelt Senate acceptance of a conference agreement on the bill was the final capitol hill step TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in south east unsettled in west and north portions with local thundershow ers late Saturday night or Sun day warmer in south central and cooler in northwest portion Saturday night cooler in west and ex treme north portions Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair in northwest unsettled in east and south Saturday night and Sunday thundershowers in east Saturday night warmer in north east cooler in west Saturday night cooler Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 80 Minimum in Night 57 At 8 A M Saturday 72 For the opening day of Iowas fishing season the weatherman handed out a satisfactory offering The day dawned cloudy but the sun took command in the early fore noon There was a brisk south wind and the temperature mounted steadily At 1 oclock Saturday afternoon the mercury in Mason City had touched the 90 degree mark high est temperature recorded thus far in 1936 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period of May 18 to 23 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valley Considerable rain indicated east and south por tions first of week generally fair middle and possibly showers again near close temperature mostly above normal south portion first of week cooler middle warmer latter part Mercury Starts Up Variety of Weather Seen for WeekEnd DES MOINES mercury started upward early Saturday under clear skies Mason City had a 90 shortly after noon for the high of the sea son For the weekend the weather man forecast a variety of condi tions including fair weather in southeast Iowa and local thunder storms in the west and north por tions Fridays hish temperature was 87 at Estberville No rain was reported in fhe last 24 hours Iowa Farmer Killed in Collision of Cars COUNCIL BLUFFS Bennett farmer living two miles west of Neola was killed Friday aft ernoon in a collision of his automo bile with a truck on the outskirts of the town limits FOURTH CONVICT IS RECAPTURED Wounded Cunningham Tak en Young Farmer Kid naped by 2 Fugitives ANTLERS W The wounded Jess Cunningham one of eight desperate convicts who es caped from McAlester penitentiary Wednesday was captured Saturday by officers at a farm home onemlla south of here Cunningham shot in the back during the break was treated im mediately by Dr E F Patterson Antlers physician who said the convict was not seriously wounded City Marshal C E Brown who with three other officers captured Cunningham without resistance said he would question him as soon as his wounds were dressed Four Still at Large Cunninghams capure leaves four convicts still at large A young fanner living three miles west of Clayton was kid naped Saturday by two of the fugi tive convicts and forced to accom pany the desperadoes who were on foot Hugh Askew a posse leader reported to prison officials Askew said the name of the fann er could not be learned immediately Two carloads of prison guards and several bloodhounds were dis patched to the area Beavers and Fugate Askew told prison officials he be lieved the two kidnapers were Claude Beavers a leader in Wed nesdays desperate break of 24 con victs and Claude Fugate The fugitives sneaked up to the farmers home pointed guns at him and forced him to go with them An automobile believed to have been used by the convicts was found abandoned at nearby Moyer Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Thomas Robinson re ceived what sentence for the kid naping of Mrs Alice Speed Stoll of Louisville 2 What World war officer who led the forces that captured Jeru salem for the allies died the past week 3 Who was elected president of the Spanish republic 4 What event brought fame to Mrs Elsie Kasper of Passaic N 5 What zeppelin returned to Germany after a visit to America in less than 50 hours 6 What bill condemned byop ponents as inflationary was de feated by the house of representa tives 7 Who defeated Senator Borah in republican presidential primary 8 What Austrian prince was ousted from power in the govern ment by Chancellor Schuschnigg 9 What title did J Edgar Hoover of the federal bureau of investigation suggest for public enemies 10 A break was staged at Oklahoma penitentiary located in what town ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 TOWNSEND PLAN BACKERS TRAIL IN OREGON VOTE Cummings Calls Policies of Roosevelt Source of By LEONARD B SHUBERT Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON major primary struggles out of the way political attention was sharply di rected Saturday toward the rapidly approaching party conventions and an increasing number of expressions from both new dealers and their foes on the issuea of 1936 Attorney General Cummings en tered the fray in his home atate Friday night declaring at New Haven that the policies of President Roosevelt were the source of our salvation and secur Addressing the democratic state convention which convened Satur day to pick 22 who will have 16 votes at Philadelphia Cum minga declared No Right to Criticize Those who were tonguetied in the great crisis and found their voices only when the danger passed are in no position to criticize either the policies the purposes or the achievements of the administra The new deal was rescribed as unAmerican and socialistic by Clarence J Brown an Ohio repub lican leader who declared that in electing delegates to the national convention Ohio republicans clear ly demonstrated their opposition to aping the new Senator Pope DJdaho declared in an addresn that both bankers and1 farmers had enjoyed better times under the new deal and that business has veritably arisen from death IfckfWtod Interest in Oregons primary Fri day centered around the results of Senator McNafya campaign for re nomination Senator McNary and National Committeeman Ralph E Williams outdistanced Townsend pension plan advocates in the returns McNary seeking his fourth six year term in the senate led bis two opponents both ardent advocates of the pension plan with a vote that topped the nearest one nearly four to one With the count at the half wajr mark Williams held nearly a two to one lead over his nearest oppon ent another Townsend movement supporter Borah Tops Roosevelt The race of the two republicans overshadowed whatever significance the vote given the two presidential candidates on the long ballot might have Senator William E Borah unop posed for the presidential nomin ation on the republican ballot re ceived votes in 833 precincts compared with given to Pres ident Roosevelt nominated with out opposition in the democratic contest Both candidates automatically claimed the 10 delegates who were elected for each party convention although they have itt effect only first call on their support Ohio Still Watched The Ohio primary of last Tues day from which Robert A Taft favorite son candidate emerged with 47 of the states convention delegates to five for Senator Borah continued as a source of in terest George Neffner an election ex pert in the office of tie Ohio secre tary of state said Friday that the republican and democratic total votes ranalmost neck and The democratic total was between and he said and the republican between and Some of the Ohio delegates were claimed for Col Frank Knox of Chi cago by former Senator Moses of New Hampshire who said at Chi cago Friday that he counted on 25 of the Buckeye states delegates Moses said his latest tabulation showed that 241 of the delegates al ready elected to the national con vention favor Knox Borah Bolt PoMlble The week brought many expres sions from leaders of both political parties including a hint of a pos sible bolt by Borah Speaking at Newark Thursday the Idahoan de clared no party alignment would keep him from pursuing the mon opoly issues Colonel Knox wound up his cam paign In the northwwrt During his swing be accused Prertdent Roose velt of recklen expenditures and Postmwter Ctenerfcl Farley ad dressing the Vermont democratic   

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