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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 6, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                ARLON E R HIS MEM DECT er MO I Mr 8 I 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 EEBVtCB MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 6 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 206 Has Farley Overdone It Doled Out Jobs to Help Roosevelt Chances TAMA BLAST WRECKS BUILDINGS By CHARLES P STEWAKT ASHINGTON C P A A 1 though young Senator Rush D Holt of West Virginia is by far the noisiest of democrats in ac cusing bis own partys adminis tration of playing politics with re lief in his home state he by no means is the only one to make the complaint The o t h e rs are more dis creet they mur mur instead of ourse republican charges of the kind are to be expected Uiat there are so many disgruntled dem ocrats is more surprising Yet it is explainable If politics had been played to the anry democrats liking they would have been angry To the con trary they now would be denying that there has been any politics Students Police Clash in Paris Latin Quarter BLUM o playing Done by Farley But such of it as may have been done has been done mainly at the dictation of Democrats Chairman and Postmaster General James A And Farley has dictated CONFERENCE ON TAXES WILL BE HELD NEXT WEEK Senate Passes Bill to Curtail Large Farm Payments TAX STORY ON PAGE 2 WASHINGTON ff Senators preoccupied with thought of the coming party conventions paved the way Saturday for a last minute struggle with the house over taxes Arrangements were made for a senate committee of eight to con fer with house spokesmen while both chambers are in recess for the republican convention next week in an effort to reconcile differences on Farley largely in CO velts what he evidently has nceived to be President Roose velts reelection chances without much regard for the prospect of lo Sl candidatesrepresentatives and even senators Of course there are a few moguls in both houses of congress whose recommendations have had respect ful consideration but those of the rank and file of legislators have been rather cavalierly treated Naturally the ones whom the ad ministration has poohpoohed in the matter of appointments are mighty indignant May Haye Overdone Itisnot altogether certain that Farlev has not overdone his policy of subordinating local candidacies to the national administrations sup posed advantage It may prove to have bred a deal of influential democratic disaffection which will profit the G 0 P on election day If it was an error it is too late to correct it now anyway Farley has gone to the extreme of giving many of the new deals emergency jobs to antinew dealers This may sound very nonpar tisan and openminded but another interpretation it is open to is that his aim is to keep the antis quiet In Washington this is very no ticeable Full of Newspapermen This town is full of newspaper men many of whom were jobless when the new dealers came into power The new deal agencies need ed publicity experts wholesale and it employed them from the unem ployed journalistic class by scores r most of them LOOK INSIDE FOR or were antis Far be it from me to find fault with the new deal for giving a job to a jobless antinew deal news paperman But if the new deal reckons that by hiring that chap it has him con verted it has another guess coming Ideas Not Changed He faithfully turns out mirneo ianhed pronew deal propaganda out he sits around the National Press club and talks to his fellow scribes to whom that same propa ganda is being franked by Postmas ter General Farley as antinew dealerishly as ever In other words he doesnt believe in the new deal in the long run and constantly is negativing its teach ings to the very folk that his writ ten stuff is supposed to be convinc ing Not that Farley has not accom plished considerable hushing up But he also has created a deal of enmity He is slick but is in some danger of slipping on his own banana peel the revenue legislation The tax bill passed by the senate Friday night designed to raise included an undis tributed corporation income tax considerably lower than levies sug gested by President Roosevelt and passed by the house Curtail Large Benefits The senate Saturday passed and sent to the house a bill to curtail large benefit payments under the soil conservation farm act control program The bill would carry out recom mendations made this week by Pres ident Roosevelt and Secretary Wal lace Benefit payments of 52000 to would be cut 25 per cent and that portion of payments in ex cess of would be cut in half Congressional conferees reached an agreement on the long disputed antiprice discrimination legisla tion designed to protect independ ent merchants from large scale competitors The house and senate conferees agreed to the major provisions of the senate bill including the Rob inson bill and the BorahVan Nuys amendment Trade Shows Gain Other developments The treasurys deficit for the cur rent fiscal year passed the 000000 mark Gains in both United States ex ports and imports to and from every major section of the world in April were reported by the com merce department The board of tax appeals ruled that gift taxes could be collected by the treasury on gifts of first liberty loan bonds John L Lewis United Mine Workers president denounced what he called the inane inaptitude of William Green American Federa tion of Labor president for his at titude toward the industrial union organization drive in the steel in dustry H E SPANGLER Iowa Delegates Bound to G 0 P Convention ON PAGE 8 Politics Heads Review of Past Weeks News ON PAGE 2 Goldfield Creamery Is Destroyed by Flames ON PAGE 8 Harry Cooper Takes Lead in National Open With 70 ON PAGE 9 Davies Sees Steady Gain for Business IOWA CITY stat and national business has made i steady gain since last January non of the major lines has returned ti normal and the course of recov ery may be none too smooth Pro fessor George R Davies of the Uni versity of Iowa said Saturday The university business exper commented in his monthly bulletr released Saturday that for som iime past a number of the nationa indexes have been registering around 100 and the erroneous iro pression has been spread aroun ihat insofar as these indexes ar concerned the depression is over Emphatically Not Case Emphatically this is not th case Professor Davies stated Th 100 base for national industrial pro duction is taken from the years 192 to 1925 Hence the present figure simply mean that business ha reached the level of those years Normally he said the crease of population and improve ments in industrial technique woul result in an increase in production of 2 to 3 per cent a year The nor mal then should be 125 or 130 Junior Chamber Has Election Takes Up List of Resolutions MEMPHIS Tenn na tional Junior Chamber of Commerce turned Saturday to the considera tion of resolutions on public ques tions the election of ten vice presi dents and the selection of a 1937 convention city The convention was to end Satur day night with addresses by Allen Whitfield of Des Moines Iowa the retiring president and his succes For Walter E Holman of Portland Ore who was chosen Friday Fridays sessions were devoted to discussions of Americanism beau tification safety conservation ju venile welfare and government com petition with private enterprise TO PLEAD GUILTY IN ADLER CASE Girl 18 Bound to District Court on Extortion Plot Charge DAVENPORT T Rosemary Sankers 18 was bound over to the Scott county district court under bonds Saturday charged with extortion for her alleged part in the attempted plot against E P Adler publisher newspaper execu tive and bank president Unable to furnish the bond she was taken to Scott county jail fol lowing her arraignment before Po lice Magistrate John A Hornby The information against Miss Sankers was signed by Assistant County Attorney Clark O Filseth and charged that on June 4 she un lawfully and veirbally maliciously threatened to do injury to E P Adler with intent to extort Attorney L E Marshall who ap peared as counsel for the girl an ounced that she will enter a plea of guilty in district court Monday Marie Dumond 16 who has been questioned in connection with the case will be taken into Juvenile court next week authorities said William Trevor a private detec tive employed by A B Caffee head of a private detective bureau and Caffecs wife Mrs Evelyn Caffee who also had been held for questionI Sauser Worthington and Lcona B mg were released this afternoon i Miller Var Meter VANDENBERG TO REFUSE SECOND PLACEONTICKET andon Supporters Make Claim of 400 Votes on First Ballot CLEVELAND flat re usal of Senator Vandenberg of Michigan to accept the republican vice presidential nomination Satur day overshadowed a series of vigor ous objections to the claims of sup lorters of Governor Alf M Landon if Kansas Landon supporters who had raised their claims of delegate strength to 400 votes on the first ballot said they had expected no support from Michigan Otherwise hey would not comment Whether the Vandenberg with drawal presaged a shift in the alignments of Landon opposition vas left for the moment a matter of debate and of much speculation in the citys crowded hotel lobbies Discussion on White Already there had arisen a dis cussion of the leanings of William Vhite of Kansas toward liberal platform expressions on minimum wages laborbusiness regulation and social security and whether they might diminish Lan dons support among eastern con servatism White said Saturday he would formulateno platform proposal on minimumwages or decide whether to advance a constitutional amend ment to permit states to enact such laws until he had talked with Gov ernor Landon However from the headquarters of Col Frank Knox Chicago pub lisher came a prediction by Ed ward Hayes his campaign leader that Knox would poll from 230 to 261 votes on the first ballot Tick Up Support Other leaders there said Colonel Knox would pick up support from favorite son states after the first ballot The drive which the Knox forces and those of Senator Borah of Idaho have directed against Gov ernor Landon was resumed with a statement from Hayes that the re publicans could not carry Illinois if we have to start off every speech by apologizing for the fact that our candidate has supported the new deal For the most part the disposition of the Landon managers was to ac cept the attacks without retaliation Talk of trying to force a firstbal lot choice quieted somewhat as friends of the Kansan sought to calm the storm and to assure ail rivals they would have a run for their money Landon Claims Denied Nevertheless the Landon claim of 400 votes drew immediate sharp replies from both the Kuox and Borah carnps and was followed in a few hours by circulation of an un signed handbill urging the dele gates to look the field over and get away from this grasshopper storm It was apparent that the Will Not Accept ARTHUR H VANDENBERG RIGHTF Professor Davies maintained that the slow increase in consumption is not providing an adequate in centive for business to invest freely in new equipment although inven tions call for new capital invest ment Increase Is Shown The monthly business survey for Iowa shows an increase of 579 per cent in residiential building con tracts and an increase of 546 per cent in total building This repre sents a slight gain over last year although most of the increase is seasonal Bank check transactions increas ed 31 per cent over the same period last year Industrial payrolls were up 139 per cent railroad carload ings 154 per cent and employment 106 per cent One of the few declines was in farm prices which dropped 72 per cent Iowa Nominations Are Sent to Senate WASHINGTON T President Roosevelt sent the following Iowa postmaster nominations to the sen ate Arthur R Otto Bettendorf William T Oakcs Clinton Leon ard A Moran Granger Mary M Hollingsworth Marion Robert C Campbell Mount Pleasant Glen C Bowdish Springville Lester P contest was assuming a bitterness which hitherto has been notably lacking The declared purpose of John M Hamilton the Landon generalissi mo was to avoid pressure which might leave hard feelings after ward Still the talk of urging mat ters to a conclusion on the initial roll call did not die out entirely in other Landon quarters An earnest discussion of the subject seemed to be progressing in the inner councils of the Kansas delegation The prospective platform also came in for increasing attention II was disclosed that several groups of delegates some meeting in the west and some in New York and Washington had been at work put ting their ideas into words As a result something resembling a batch of tentative planks were be ing passed around quietly today for preliminary inspection Lack Official Standing One of the still lack any sort of official standing was for a constitutional amendment to permit the states to pass mini mum wage laws Another would turn over the administration of re lief to the states A third would con demn compulsory crop curtailment but propose a farm subsidy to equal ize prices These volunteer efforts at plat form making appeared to have struck several snags There was only a faint indication of what the party might be heading for with respect to the currency issue the tariff and STATEMENT ON CONVENTION EVE Vandenberg Says He Would Not Accept Nomination for Vice President WASHINGTON UP Vandenburg of Michigan announced Saturday that he would not accept tile nominationas a republican can didate for vicepresident In a forma statement the sena tor said he thought he could be a greater service in active labors on the senate floor than on its silent rostrum His statement follows I have been complimented by generous suggestions that I may be available for the republican vice presidential nomination Owes It To Friends Without presuming to anticipate any such improbability I think I owe it to my friends to state in ad vance and with finality that I would find it impossible to accept such an assignment I am sureI can be of greater service in active labors on the sen ate floor than on its silent ros trum Vandenberg will be among those placed in nomination for president at the Cleveland convention He has been prominently men tioned also as a possible vice pres idential nominee His rostrum remark dealt with the duty of the vice president to preside over the senate Term Over in 1940 His term as senator does not ex pire until 1940 Vandenberg has taken the posi tion that he will be only an inno cent bystander at Cleveland and has sought to discourage specula tion that he is a candidate for the presidential nomination itself The Michigan republican conven tion indorsed him for the leadin place on the ticket however and its delegates have been planning ti seek support from other states fo him at Cleveland It has been fre quently suggested that he migh figure as a compromise choice in event of a deadlock in the conven tion The Vandenberg statement wa sent by his office to the senati press gallery No indication was given as tc EtJl Deputies Riot Following Outline of Program by Premier PARIS and police fought in the Latin quarter in an outburst of violence Saturday night after Socialist Premier Leon Blum had temporarily withdrawn from the chamber of deputies under a personal attack A rightist deputy had assailed Blurn as a Jew The students demon strated with shouts of France for the French Sergeantsatarrns suppressed the outburst which approached physical violence in the chamber of deputies Gendarmes broke up the student emonstration making a dozen ar Sts Leftists supporting the new so alist head of government and the ghtist opposition cheered jeered anged their desk tops and shouted recking all order in the legisla ire Walks Out of Koom The riotous demonstration reach d its height when Xavier Vallat a ghtist deputy shouted Blums coming to power will be what prompted it at this time Th senator was to leave Saturday nigh for Cleveland Appointment Confirmed WASHINGTON senat confirmed appointment of Rayrnon W Baxter as Burlington Iowa postmaster Some seasoned political leader believed the money plank migh make the most trouble of all Ther are eastern elements of the part who want to go a long way towar demanding a return to the old stanc ards of currency stability and ther are westerners who want nothing o the kind Whatever tentative agrei ment might be reached bcforehan a platform committee battle seeme certain Stirs Up Interest The proposal to suggest a coi stitutional amendment stirred spi cial interest in view of the suprem courts decision of last Monday in validating the New York state min imum wage law and Presiden Roosevelts subsequent remark tha a no mans land was thus create in which neither state nor fcdcr several other controversial subjects government could function ime that a GallicRoman countr Las been governed by a Jew Blum arose and walked out o he room His new cabinet composed of so and radicalsocialists atartec heering Leftist deputies joined ir the cheers Jean Chiappe the former prefee f police who lost his post because f the police firing against the mob the rioting of February 1934 of the rightists who joined the tumult Other rightists shouted at Pre nier Blum Go to Moscow go to Moscow After walking out of Uie chamber Hum returned in a din and shou o take his seat Vallat returned t he attack despite screams from thi eft Warned by Hcrrioi Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 From what state was Speak er Byrns who died the past week 2 Who won the republican nom ination for congress from the fourth Iowa district 3 In what city is the South China government located 4 Who became first socialist premier of the third French re public 5 To what board was Chester C Davis of the AAA appointed 6 Who is accused of being the Black Legion executioner who shot Charles A Poole WPA worker in Detroit 7 Did the liner Queen Mary break the Normaudies record for crossing the Atlantic 8 What son of the inventor of the reaper died 9 Who was chosen as new speaker of the house of represen tatives 10 Who was arrested on a charge of kidnaping Paul H Wen del in an aftermath to the Lind bergh case ANSWERS ON PAGE 2 BYRNS BROUGHT HOME TO REST Tennessees Capital City Mourning for Funeral of Speaker NASHVILLE Tenn OP Th city where Joseph W Byrns start ed a political career that led fron the state legislature to congrcs and the house speakership receive his body early Saturday afternoon as thousands stood in silent tribute at the Union station The Washington funeral train running just ahead of a special bringing President Roosevelt to pay his final respects to a political and personal friend rolled to a stop at oclock central standard time and Uncle Joe was home A few blocks away the war mem orial building draped in mourning for the funeral services already was crowded and loud speakers were set up so that the overflow might hear For once he declared France I the eulogies to the Tennessean vil be led by an Israelite President Roosevelt arrived on his special train at p m He was I have nothing against Jews but j assure you there are millions of leasants who are not in favor of tudying the talmud Former Premier Edouard Herriot newly elected president of the hamber arose from his chair to shout I know neither Catholic nor Protestant nor know tnly Frenchmen He warned Vallat to cease his at acks on Blum saying otherwise he vould be forced to take extreme measures The sudden disturbance broke out after the premier had addressed the chamber with a program intended to satisfy the demands of the hundreds of thousands of laborers on strike n the country to revive business and to relieve the farmer Peace for all Europe Peace for all Europe through cellective security was announced as Ms foreign policy in the minister ial declaration to parliament Simultaneously Blum took action to break a nationwide strike of nearly one million workers to re vise the governments financial structure and to coordinate Frances national defense Blum warned parliament he would ward off any attack on dem ocratic an attempted a force in proportion to the threats or the resistance accompanied dignitaries by high government FORECAST IOWA Probably partly cloudy to cloudy Saturday night with generally fair weather following Sunday slightly cooler Sundiiy MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Saturday night and Sunday rain probable in north portion cooler Sunday and in north portion Sat urday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday KB Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A M Saturday 63 Rainfall 24 WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period June 8 to 13 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central Great Plains Local showers likely several times during the week temperatures nor mal or below for the most part PERSONS HURT SERIOUSLY AND DAW HEAVY iremen Battle Flames Which Spring Up From Wreckage TAMA terrific explosion ore apart three buildings hero hortly before noon Saturday in uring at least six persons severely and doing widespread damage in a block of business houses Five persons were taken by am julance to a Marshalltown hos pital John Argall grocery store roprietor across the street from he wrecked buildings said he saw ix persons carried from the debris You couldnt tell he said vhethcr they were alive or dead Seek Medical Aid Every physicians office in the town was besieged with persons medical aid Firemen fought flames which continued to spring up from the wreckage and rescue workers frantically dug through the debris seeking bodies believed buried Hundreds of spectators thronged the street hampering rescue work n spite of police efforts to keep them back The following injured were taken to hospitals in Marshall town John Hess Tama second degree face and body burns Mrs Lyle Mooney Tama skull fracture and other serious injuries condition critical Clifford Hill Tama crushing in juries to back and spine both legs paralyzed Mrs William Bartling Toledo compound fracture of legand other serious Injuries Hugh McDonald Toledo com pound fracture of leg and other in juries Joe Zeman Tama broken arm severe cuts and bruises Bernie Stevenson Garwin badly cut and bruised Eye Is Torn Out Others injured included Sclmer Nelson Gilan one ye orn out may lose sight of other n Toledo hospital Mrs Mary McCabc burns and iruises injuries probably not ser ous Doris Frahm 9 in street at time if blast injuries not serious Vincent McDonald Toledo son if Hugh McDonald who is in serious in St Thomas Mercy hos pital in Marshalltown bruised but njuries not serious Vincent was in Gamble store at time of explosion Julia Zeman clerk in Gamble itore burns and bruises Billy Rugg 7 Tama in barber shop at time of blast blown into street but not seriously hurt Mrs Addington Tama owner of bakery badly bruised Orion Schaller owner of cleaning plant bruised and burned condition lot serious Lew Vomacka Tama arms burn ed Mrs Arthur Wiese in hardware across street from Gamble store cut on head by flying glass In Cleaning Shop Firemen at first said they thought the explosion occurred in the Schaller cleaning shop a one story building Later they said it apparently oc curred in the Gamble hardware store since that two story brick simply ripped to pieces It probably was dynamite or black powder they said Only parts of the walls of these two buildings and of the Addington Baker a two story frame structure remained standing Another ono story frame building housing a bar ber shop also was badly damaged Virtually every window pane in the block was broken Flying glass slashed many stoic employes cns the Fugitive Captured After Prodding With Pitchfork EMMETSBURG Charges of breaking jail were filed here Satur day against Emold Tilley 24 farm hand who sawed his way out of the Palo Alto county jail here Friday morning and was captured late Fri day afternoon in a barn near Rod man 12 miles from Emmetsburg Tilley who has been jail for a month on car theft charges was severely cut by pitchforks wielded by Sheriff Bert Montgamery and Deputy Tom ilcCafferey as they prodded through some hay in the barn loft unaware that Tilley was underneath Although the forks pierced his head close to his eyes the youth failed to make an outcry and the officers were about to leave i local jail when they espied part of his cloth ing When discovered Tilley was un armed and refused to talk A phy sician was called to dress his wounds The saw used in the jail break is believed to have been smuggled in to the youth who has been allowed visitors in his cell Young Tilley whose home is near Fenton was sentenced here last year to prison for check forgeries was paroled to Deputy McCaffery and later pardoned Several weeks ago he was arrested on car theft charges and bound over to the grand jury He is married At the time of his escape Friday there were no other prisoners in the tomcrs or pedestrians along block In Back ot Store I was sitting in the back of my store across from the Gamble store Argall said I was writing a check Suddenly the windows up front broke into thousand flying pieces and there was a roar like the loud est clap of thunder you ever heard I rushed up front Couldnt see any thing at first there was such a cloud of dust Then it cleared a lit tle and there was the Gamble storo a heap of wreckage The bottom floor of the bakery had jus been blown away letting the top fall over againstthe Gamble store People were picking themselves up off the street Blood was flow ing from their cuts Everybody started running of the stores They were scared to death just like Smoke Kolls I p Black smoke began idllins from the hardware and live slailii   

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