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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 16, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLI1 FIVE CENTS A CWY ASSOCIATED PRESS tJSASED WlKB SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 16 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION SECTION ONI NO 214 Hamiltons Idea First He Sold London on Seeking G 0 P Nomination By CHARLES P STEWART CLEVELAND the nomination of Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas for the presidency on the G O P ticket John D M Hamilton virtually took charge of the repub lican party Hamilton it was who originally thought of Landon for the presiden tial race It wasnt Landons idea at the outset Hamilton put it into his head Then he proceeded to manage the governors proconvention cam paign personally directed all Lan donesque activities in Cleveland and now he assumes the chairman ship of the republican national com mittee As I heard one of the Cleveland delegates express it He was a child reaching for the moon and the child got it Hamilton Is Smart Hamilton is not exactly a child however but a very experienced Kansas politician He became a national celebrity pretty suddenly but the Sunflower state already was well acquainted with him and he was prominent enough to have been general counsel for the republican national commit tee a position from which he retired to promote the Landon campaign for the Cleveland nomination It was his campaign more than it was Landons Hes a smart man He put on so fine a line of bally hoo in Cleveland that there scarce ly appeared to be any candidate but his own in the running He also is an able negotiator or he wouldnt have been so successful in winning without antagonizing opposition aspirants Analyzing Landon I asked him how it chanced to oc cur to him that he could put the then comparatively unknown Kans as governor nrFLqidentiallv across presidentially Well he said in the first place the governor was not comparatively unknown to him he knew all about him He knew that he virtually was made to order for the white house under present the right temperament mental qualifi cations and experience Besides he was one of only four republicans who were elected to governorships in 1932 and of those he was the only one reelected in 1934 Hamilton in terprets his candidates statewide electoral record as indicating that he is a vote getter among folk who are acquainted with him as in Kansas As he saw it it only re mained to get the whole country acquainted with him Thats what hes been attending to and will con tinue to attend to big campaign manager Knows Publicity Hamilton is a first class publicity man too He is approachable likable and he has the news sense well devel oped The republican national mittee has needed better publicity for a long time It has been ter The new committee chairman was born at Fort Madison Iowa He studied law and has practiced at Topeka He has served in the Kan sas legislature was defeated once for governor and as previously re marked was the national commit tees general counsel Oh hes no no vice at the game of politics His wife was Laura Hall daugh ter of the head of a large Topeka printing establishment They have a son and a daughter There are republicans who suspect that Hamilton has had a new party in the making at Cleveland Being Made Over Or perhaps it would be more near ly correct to say that the republican party has been in process of being made over The platform which the convention adopted was quite dif ferent in various details from what one would have expected in an old fashioned republican platform And all the Cleveland oratory bespoke a desire to win over to republicanism large numbers of antinew deal democrats If the plan succeeds the presence in its midst of all these former democrats will be calculated considerably to modify republican COMPROMISE TAX PLAN OFFERED Minnesota FarmLabor Indorses Olson Benson CHRISTIANSON IS G 0 P IN SENATE RACE Nelson Governor Choice Democratic Factions in Close Fight ST PAUL close race be tween conflicting democratic fac tions for virtually every state office continued unabated Tuesday as at ditional returns from Mondays pr mary election were reported Contrasting with these contests was the decisive seesaw margin rolled up by victorious candidate in the farmerlabor and republican parties Democrats were still in the mids of a neckandneck race though th Joseph Wolf slate was gradually ex tending its leads in every state con test except treasure OUT OF POLITICS ST PAUL charter amendment designed to remove the office of police chief from politics was approved by St Paul voters at Mondays primary glection returns showed Tuesday ism A politician like Representative Bertrand H Snell who resid ed over the convention certainly doesnt want republicanism modi fied Snell is by inclination an ul trastandpatter Nevertheless force of circumstances was the too much for him He had to acquiesce ir much that must have pained him decidedly Hamilton had a deal to do in Lan dont interest with shaping the cir cumstances Constantine Elected Order of Ahepa Head PORT DODGE Order of Ahepa elected John Constantine of Fort Dodge district governor at the close of its convention here James Santrizos of Fargo N was elected treasurer John Zanios of Ames marshal and Mike Bellas of Cedar Rapids secretary Fargo was awardedthe 1937 convention and railroad and warehouse com missioner where they were trailing Delaney Well Ahead The lagging candidates were backed by Congressman Elmer Ryan and Joseph Moonan Patrick J Delaney U S senate candidate on the ticket fostered by Wolf na tional committeeman appeared to have a safe lead over the Ryan Moonan entrant Beldin H Lofts gaarden Returns from about onethird ol the states precincts gave De laney slightly more than a two to one margin over Loftsgaarden E E Novak gubernatorial can didate for the RyanMoonan forces came from behind with a rush as southern Minnesota votes poured in He still trailed Wolfs man Fred A Curtis but by a slim margin Seek Committee Control Control of the state central com mittee was the plum for the win ning democratic slate and with both factions sending delegations to the partys national convention next week the Wolf blocs showing may prove a major factor in determin ing which group shall be seated Winners in most of the state races in republican and farmerlabor parties were virtually decided though returns were not complete In the congressional races Walter Newton former secretary to Her bert Hoover when he was president won the republican nomination in the fifth Minneapolis district Dewey W Johnson was the farmer labor voice and M J Dillon Min neapolis the democrat district Ernest The third Minneapolis nominated Congressman Lundeen farmerlabor Joseph A Kozlak democrat and Ernest F Jacobson republican Congressman Melvin Maas St Paul won the re publican nomination in the fourth district Olson and Benson Farmerlaborites quenching par ty strife with a vote of confidence in their indorsed Floyd B Olson and U S Senator Elmer challenged republican and democratic threats to continued dominance in state af fairs The electorate in Mondays pri mary election turned deaf ears to cries of bossism uttered by Mag nus Johnson former U S senator and farmerlabor foe of Benson for the gubernatorial nomination Benson appointee of Governor Olson steadily increased a three to one margin with a heavy labor vote in the Twin Cities while voting in the rural best ter comparatively light Martin Nelson Wins Olson self styled and champion of public ownership walk ed away from his obscure opponent Carl Taylor in the race for the Tannerlabor senatorial nomination Ill from a stomach ailment he made no campaign It was during he early stages of his illness that Mrs Walter Liggett linked his name with the assassination of her pub isherhusband in Minneapolislast December One of Olsons opponents in the all will be Congressman Theodore Christianson Christiansen defeat ed Mrs Thomas D Schall for the republican nomination for U S senator Martin Nelson of Austin defeat ed for governor by Olson two years Senate Opponents THEODORE CHRISTIANSON com NOT TO SUPPORT EITHER riest Indicates Formation of Third Ticket by His Union NEW YORKT C5 The Rev Charles E Coughlin said Tuesday he and his National Union for Social Justice would support neither President loosevelt nor Governor Landon and ndicated the formation of a third national ticket In response to a direct question as o whether the third party was in the making Father Coughlin said There may be such a ticket by Tiday night I am not free to mention the names of possible candidates These andidates may not in the last hour announce and even if they do their latfonn may not be acceptable to he National Union for Social Jus Warned to Watch for Gangster Auto SHENANDOAH ah police received a warning from led Oak at noon Tuesday to watch for a black sedan filled idth gangsters driven 70 miles an our by At Des Moines the state bureau f investigation had no report on go seized an early lead from his epublican opponent for that partys gubernatorial nomination and never headed Nelsons nomination as assured Olson Walks Away Returns from precincts of 724 in Mondays primary election or U S senator give Farmerlabor Olson Tay ir Democrat DeLaney xrftsgaarden Republican Christianson Mrs Schall Returns from precincts for overnor give Farmerlabor Benson ohnson Bernard Ol on Democrat Curtis Novak Republican Gilbert Nel on Bonus Bonds Are Refused by Some Vet WASHINGTON bonu went begging in several quarter Tuesday As Uncle Sam polished off dis tribution of in bab bonds to World war vel erans and turned to the job of sat isfying those who preferred cash t bonds there appeared certain po tential beneficiaries who rendere a polite No thank Donald A Hobart commander o theAmerican Veterans association which claims members an nounced in New York that between 500 and 600 members had denied to themselves personal use of thei bonds but were turning them into the organizations treasury to hel in its campaign for more fuadi fo wounded exsoldiers and war wi dows None for He said the association is defi nitely opposed to preferential treat ment of veterans who were not dis abled but added there was no or ganized move to refuse the bonus New Yorks Mayor F H La Guardia went without his bonus fo service that included action as an aviator on the Italian front He hadnt even applied for it United States District Judge Leon Yankwich of Los Angeles said he did not expect to apply I have never felt that the nation owed me anything for my war ser he added Hitches Ironed Out Payment to veterans will be fair ly well completed by the end of the week Dostal officials said Veterans cashing their bonds will start re ceiving their checka Wednesday A few hitches in the machinery of distribution remained to be iron ed as stopping shipments of packages of bonds improperly addressed and straightening out du plicate applications by veterans who Eeared their original applications had been lost The postoffice department was reported to have Issued a list of bonds shipped by mistake asking postmasters not to certify Jiem for payment But Secretary of he Treasury Morgentbau said he did not believe there were many er rors when the size of the job and he speed with which it was hand ed were considered 59 Killed 29 Hurt in Munitions Factory Blast in Estonia TALLINN Estonia 65VFifty nine persons were killed and 29 in jured munitions factory explo sion Monday it was announced of ficially Tuesday Among those killed were nine of ficers or the Estonian navy The cause of the explosion which occur red while a shell was being charg ed was not determined The victims of the blast will be given a state funeral Friday The blast started a fire which burned all last night but was fi nally extinguished this morning All theaters in the city were closed in mourning Of the 177 persons in the plant 89 escaped unhurt FORECAST IOWA Thunderstorms probably Tuesday night and Wednesday except generally fair Wednesday in extreme west portion slightly warmer to extreme east cooler in extreme west Tuesday night cooler Wednesday MINNESOTA Showers and thunderstorms probable Tuesday night and Wednesday except gen erally fair Wednesday in south portion warmer along Lake Su perior and in extreme southeast cooler in west Tuesday night warmer along Lake Superior cool er In south and west central por tions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 81 Minimum in Nlfht 60 At 8 A M Tuesday 72 The temperature stood at 94 Tuesday afternoon at 2 oclock for UK hifh mark of theseason CAMPAIGNPLANS ARE STUDIED BY ALF AND FRANK Landon and Knox Clasj Hands and Note Good Corn Weather By HUGH WAGNON TOPEKA Alf M TOPEKA Alf M Landon and Col Frank Knox clasp ed hands Tuesday with an avowe determination to let the truth b known about the vital issues of th campaign and to lead the repuhli can party to victory in the Novem ber presidential election Meeting for the first time as re publican presidential and vice presi dential nominees the two men stooc on the steps of the Kansas capita in good corn growing weather and csiatted confidently preparatory t a vital study of strategy with thi high command of their party The robust former rough rider1 and the Kansas executive mopped their brows as they smiled at a cheering crowd of several hundred which had brought Knox and th republican leaders to the capita with bands playing and banner waving Depends on I expect to spend a couple of days said Knox and then go back to What I da then depends on thi boss This is going to be a real part riershiplaudonr put in Knox said he would like to go to New Hampshire but his plans were in the hands of the national com mittee Asked if he were anxious for the campaign to begin Knox said the sooner the better How do you feel governor Thats replied the gov ernor the sooner the No Word From Borah Across the luncheon table at the executive mansion of Landon the conferees got down to brags tacks speaking engagements of Knox and Landon the campaign participation if any of Herbert Hoover and the Idaho independent Senator Borah as well as the all im portant question of raising cam paign funds Knox said he had received no word from SenatorBorah who was not yet defined his position toward iie republican ticket John D M Hamilton the new re mblican national chairman was at elbow with Henry P Fletcher the retiring chairman nearby to render advice Veterans on Hand Hamilton said he would fly to York Wednesday for an in onnal meeting with the powerful republican finance committee Present with the new party lead ership also were such veterans as Charles D Hilles of New York J Henry Roarback of Connecticut and Ralph E Williams of all national committeemen The typical prairie states are going to have typical republican Knox said Indiana is debatable territory good fighting ground New York is very goodterritory or ua developing all of the Good for Corn As their press conference opened Colonel Knox turned to the gover lor with perspiring brow and re marked to the governor This is good corn growing Yes this is sadi Governor Jandon Im glad you are interest d in our Kansas Well Illinois is a leading corn Knox replied Knox said to Governor Landon Like you I have been receiving an unusual number of telegrams and letters and there is an unmis akable swing disclosed for the first ime to the republican side of this ontest particularly in the middle west Time atDisposal My entire time isat the dis josal of the national committee think nlinois can safely be put u the republican A plan for Gov Landon to open iis presidential campaign with an wldress at his birthplace West Mid roval of the republican strategists dlesex had the tentative ap Mrs Marion M Scranton na lonai committeewoman for Penn sylvania said 1 think West Middlesex is the ogical place for Governor Landon o start his camDalen We would Morning Fire at Waterloo Causes Damage Large Vacant Factory Building Razed and LOOK INSIDE FOR N D Wheat Fields Ravaged by Drought ON PAGE 2 Mier Wolf Creamery Win in Y Contests ON PAGE 17 Decker Brothers Climb Back to Top of League ON PAGE 17 House Near Riceville Destroyed by Flames ON PAGE 12 Mrs George Brett 83 Pioneer Resident Dies ON PAGE 24 34 Units Entered in Band Festival Parade ON PAGE 24 2TOWNSENDMEN WIN AND 3 LOSE Maine Republicans Split on Candidates Indorsed by Coughlin Group PORTLAND Maine dates indorsed by the organizations f the Rev Charles E Coughlin and 3r Francis E Townsend won two nominations and lost three in laines primaries Monday unof icial returns indicated Tuesday Candidates backed by one or both Tganizations were nominated by he republicans in two of three Maine congressional districts But democratic TownsendC ou g h 1 i n acked candidate met apparent de eat in a close contest inthe first istrict and a republican candidate or governor indorsed by a Town end organization lieutenant was efeated The republicans nominated Lewis Barrows secretary of state for by a margin of otes over Blin W Page Skow egan banker who received elev nth hour backing from Dr Clinton iVunder member of the Townsend Id age pension plan organization Harold F Dubord of Waterville ras nominated for governor by the emocrats without opposition The tate election takes place in Sep ember Senator Wallace H White R and Gov Louis J Brann cere unopposed for the nominations rf their parties for the United tates senate seat now held by Vhlte e delighted to have him start the attle Hilles commented Their First Meetin This is my first time to meet Governor Landon I ammost anx 3us that the east see and hear Hilles said he understood the laders had virtually agreed on the Ian to open the campaign at West Middlesex Governor Landon would go from lere to N for an ier appearance After a speech t either Buffalo or Rochester N the presidential nominee then wild make a swing into the New England states Hilles said Gov Landon would return o the midwest for a tour Others Harmed WATERLOO spectacula fire early Tuesday razed large vacant factory building in th heart of the city destroyed the of fice section of the Rock Island rail road freight depot and caused con siderable damage to the citys larg est automobile agency building The frame structure formerly used as a sash and door factor by the Nauman company burned t the ground within an hour after th alarm was turned in at a m by a resident of the Y M C A just across the street Less than two minutes after the fire was first noticed flames leapec through the roof and out through broken all sides of the building Roaring flames threw sparks across two streets ignitinj the freight station to the north and the Repass Automobile compan building to the west A south wind saved the Y M C A building All Records Lost All records in the freight depo were lost The railroad planned to open a temporary office in one end of the warehouse until repairs are made Five freight cars on tracks ad joining the burned buildings were badly damaged One contained 35 new Ford motors for the Repass company Most of the motors were damaged by fire water and smoke Part of the Nauman building was two stories high the rest being one story Only a few sections of brick partitions remained standing All windows in the two story sec tion of the brick Repass buildinj facing the Nauman strucure were broken and the wooden frames burned The sprinkler system went into action in one department damaging stocks on the first floor Origin Not Unknown Origin of the fire was unknown Firemen believed it may have been started by tramps who have been sleeping in the Nauman building After the Nauman blaze had been brought under control fire broke out in the Waterloo Dredging com pany plant two blocks farther lorth A small frame garage hous ing the electrical control equipment was destroyed A truck was badly damaged The loss there was esti CondemneG as Hazard The Nauman building had been condemned by the state fire marshal as a fire hazard and ordered razed The company appealed to district court and just last week Judge R N Hasner handed down a decision that the company need not raze the building if it would make certain structural changes and repairs and ake other precautions to prevent fire Another building across Park avenue and immediately adjoining the Y M C was ordered razed wo years ago by the city council Bremen had the building half torn lown when they were halted by an injunction obtained by the Park avenue company The company later razed the remainder of the build ng sued the city and obtained dam ages Hundreds Watch Fire The blaze made a spectacular riverfront scene and hundreds of persons saw it Firemen only two hours before ad handled a stubborn blaze in the Waterloo building 10 story of fice structure two blocks from the Nauman building It was found to have originated in cloth packed around a skylight apparently ig nited by a cigaret thrown from an ipper window Damage there was light The Nauman company wood working concern which fead been in peration in Waterloo for about 50 ears was purchased two years ago jy the Herrick Refrigerator and Cold Storage company and last year a operations were transferred to the latters plant emocrat Delegates From Iowa to Start East Next WeekEnd DBS MOINES Iowas dele gation to the democratic national onvention June 23 in Philadelphia rill start east next weekend state Chairman Ed Birmingham said Tuesday Fortyfour delegates eacto with a half vote will cast the states 22 otes in the sessions The delegates rill make the trip separately under resent plans and some will travel y SENATE SCHEME FINOS NO FAVOR IN HOUSE GROUP Conferees on Deficiency Relief Bill Near End of Labors WASHINGTON new com promise plan to break the tax dead lock was put forward by senate sources Tuesday as virtual agree ment was reached on ttie other major issue holding congress in The proposal advanced by sen ators seeking to reconcile differ ences with the house over the rev enue measure found no immediate favor with spokesmen for the latter cbambr A conference committee seeking to adjust house and senate differ ences on the deficiency appropria tion bill carrying for neared the end of labors Hold Night Session Chairman Doughton DN of the house tax group seeking to rec oncile differences with the senate said the conferees probably would meet Tuesday night in an overtime attempt to negotiatesome sort of compromise to break the deadlock which has gripped them a week and a half and which threatens to delay adojurnment of congress past the opening of the democratic national convention One source intimated that the new senate proposition called for retention of a corporation income tax somewhat along lines of the ex isting levy with a superimposed tax on undistributed corporate earnings a bit higher than the 7 per cent ap proved by thesenate F K to Aid Word came from the white house during the day that President Roosevelt before he left on his ern trip last week had invited the conferees to meet with him again if their deadlock persisted It was said no request for such a conference had been made as yet however Senate sources later said the new proposal would place a flat 15 per cent tax on corporation income a graduated tax on undistributed cor porate earnings and allow a exemption from the latter The undistributed profits tax would be 5 per cent on undistribut ed net income under 20 per cent of total net income 12 per cent on un distributed net between 20 and 40 per cent 20 per cent between 40 and 60 per cent and 30 per cent on all over 60 per cent undistributed WalshHealey BilL Doughton said that if he had liked the proposition he would have moved for its acceptance Another major controversy moved toward the house floor The WalshHealey bill which vould require government contrac tors to comply with certain labor regulations was approved by the house rules committee Up for immediate consideration in the house itself was the proposed price fixingsubstitute for the in alidated Guffey coal control law Other developments Steel Contract Canceled Secretary Ickes announced can elation of a contract with the Jones and Laughlin Steel com any of Pittsburgh because he said t had been found guilty by the na tional labor relations board of ra labor Secretary Mbrgenthau said in ome tax collections duringthe first 5 days of June showed an increase f slightly more than 18 per cent ver the comparable period last ear The immigration service an nounced that temporary stays of deportation had been granted to our German citizen who contend heir lives would be endangered if his government forced them to re urn to their homeland Television Not Ready Representatives of the radio in tustry were told television would lot be ready for the public for sev ral yearg and home sets when per ected would cost about much as the popular automobile Grain cotton and other commod ty futures exchanges brought under more rigid government regu atlon as President Roosevelt signed he JonesSmith commodity ex change bilL The act is aimed particularly at curbingspeculation in grains cot on rice mill feeds potatoes and mtter and eggs through the plac ingof tradinglimits on contract markets It outlaws tradingin femnittes and so called wash sales State Center Postmaster WASHINGTON ioosevelt nominated Robert Uston as State Center Iowa postmaster   

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