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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FJVE CENTS A ASSOCIATED PRESS CEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 215 Liberalism of Landon Both Major Parties Apparently Full of Contradictions HOUSE NEARS FINAL RELIEF VOTE By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CP A With the nomination of Gov Alfred M Landon of Kan sas as the repub lican presidential nominee an ac complished fact voters find the two major politi cal parties in a c o n tr a d i ctory state Complications began with the decision of large eastern financial and industrial in terests that Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas would make a good republican candidate for president They reckoned that he would have a strong appeal to the west Their intention was to enable him to carry the east too if they could but they did not wish to appear too popular in their own sec tion of the country because it seemed to them that an eastern boom for him would hurt him with prairie state voters They were for him because their judgment was that he would be manageable much as the McKinley administration was amenable to Mark Hannas control Popular in East To their embarrassment he did prove to be overly popular in the east At least late popularity with the rank and file of eastern repub licans was so obvious as to produce just the effect that the conservative big interests had began to damage him in the west To counteract this tendency his western managers resorted to the expedient of advertising him as in creasingly radical His eastern supporters in short had built him up irthe west on the supposition that they would bilk the farmers by inducing them to submit them to shout for a can didate who was not as liberal as they supposed him to be In turn his western managers undertook to bilk the eastern interests by tak ing advantage of the lattcrs mis sionary work to put the governor into office as a radical when the easterners thought they were get ting a conservative Then Court Decision At this juncture the federal su preme court gave its highly unpop ular decision nullifying New Yorks minimum wage law Thereupon Landons western ad visers deemed it desirable to place him in the position of advocating a constitutional amendment curtail ing the supreme courts powers Originally the eastern conserva tive republicans had expected the democrats to campaign for a sup reme court amendment with the G O P opposing it The New York wage law decision turned the whole situation topsyturvy Landon beat President Roosevelt to an attitude of favoring modification of the su preme courts authority In fact Landon became in some respects more new dealerish than President Roosevelt Critical of BoosevelK The Lanclonites are critical o Roosevelt policies indeed but not on the theory that they are unduly on the ground that while the liberality of their intentions is all right they are bungling and needlessly extrava gant However in the ultimate purpose that they suggest the Landon folks expressions outdo Rooseveltianism Anyway they appear to do so How much they really mean is a question to be pondered over The conservative easterners who promoted the Landon candidacy in the first place do not exactly acqui esce in them but they keep mum They are so anxious to beat Roosevelt that they arrived at the Cleveland convention prepared to promise anything Parenthetically campaign promises are not always kept Repudiated by Landon The easterners tried to put over their own ideas in the platform and did in certain to have those passages repudiated by Governor Landon the following hour But on the face of the situation everything is bottom side up The supposition was that the re publicans were to have taken the conservative side against democratic radicalism Instead it almost seems as if re publicanism is trying to surpass democratic liberality But that the conservative G 0 Pi element hasnt got its fingers crossed is a ques tion for anyone to guess on Iowa Civil Vet Dies BRADENTON Sam BrimhaU 98 year old union Civil war veteran of State Center Iowa and St Cloud died while on m visit here He claimed to be the oldest flute player in the United States Two North lowans Hit by Cars Fatally Hurt DARTS IN PATH OF AUTOMOBILE Emmetsburg Boy and Clarion Man Victims of Auto Mishaps Two North lowans were fatally injured when struck by automobiles A Clarion man died Wednesday aft er being hit by a truck and an Em metsburg boy who darted on to the road succumbed to injuries received when he was struck The dead Wilbur Williams Clarion Jackie Kelly Emmetsburg Williams 55 a laborer on the farm of William White 3 miles west of Gait was struck at 1 oclock Wednesday morning by a semi trailer truck a half mile south of the junction of highways 72 and 69 The trailer was owned by the Knauss Trucking company of Kans as City Mo Stood Beside Car The truck was going south and the Williams car was parked on the highway Williams was stand ing beside it when hit it was said Williams was taken to the Lutheran hospital at Hampton where he died at oclock in the morning Surviving Williams are his fath er Richard a brother Otto of Clarion Mrs Tom Henry of Clar ion and Mrs Pete Wilson of Klem me The Kelly boy 5 suffered in ternal injuries and died late Tues day night He was hurt Tuesday afternoon when struck by a car driven by Mrs James Oilman of Mallard Couldnt Avoid Accident It was said that the boy darted in the path of the car driven by Mrs Oilman who was accompanied by her two children on the way to Emmetsburg he told officers that when the Kelly child ran out on paved highway 17 near his home it was impossible to avoid striking him She rushed the child to a phy sicians office and he was then tak en to the Palo Alto hospital at Emmetsburg He was the son of Mr and Mrs Joe Kelly of Emmets burg His father a painter was working at Spirit Lake at the time of the accident and was summoned home Army Plane Wrecked at Burlington HENRYWALTHALL OF MOVIES DIES Little Colonel of Silent Screen Classic Birth of a 55 HOLLYWOOD B Walthall the Little Colonel of the silent screen classic Birth of a died in a sanitarium Wednesday He was 55 The gray haired actor native of Shelby City entered the Pas teur sanitarium at nearby Monrovia three weeks ago for treatment of a chronic ailment He had collapsed 1 after completing the role of an air plane inventor in the film China still unreleased He began his screen career in 3910 after stage experience with Henry Miller Under the direction of D W Griffith Walthall gained stardom then saw his prominence fade When talkies came in his stage work gave him a new start and he was active of late years He played with Wallace Beery in Viva the late Will Rogers in Judge Priest and more recently with Ronald Colman in A Tale of Two His widow Mary Charleston Walthall former stage actress and a daughter Mary Patricia 18 survive Says Convention May Select Dark Horse DES MOINES County Atty Carl Burkman held in an opinion that a congressional or dis trict convention may go outside the list of candidates for the congres sional nomination if none of them obtained the required 35 per cent of the vote and nominate a dark horse candidato is the army observation plane wrecked after the motor stalled at an altitude of 75 feet just east of the municipal airport at Burlington Lieut F G Allen pilot and Private Lee Grannan both of Chanute army field escaped injury when the ship crashed The plane barely missed a dozen houses and other buildings and scraped the roof of barn Iowa Daily Press Hamilton to Take Charge of Chicago Headquarters Spangler on Staff for Landon and Knox Campaign TOPEKA D M Hamilton chairman of the repub lican national committee announced Wednesday he will take charge of the partys headquarters at Chicago for the forthcoming presidential campaign of Gov Alf M Landon and his running mate Col Frank Knox The red haired aggressive poli tical ganeral here for a strategy conference with Landon Knox and other party leaders also announced additional appointments of staff workers before leaving to fly to New York late Wedincsday to launch a war chest drive for the campaign A youthful executive committee with seven new faces was appoint ed Tuesday in the conference where Landon and Knox met for the first time since their nomination in Cleveland last week Spangler to Aid Hamilton said his assistants at Chicago the main headquarters for the campaign will be Harrison E Spangler Cedar Rapids Iowa na tional committeeman Arthur M Curtis Springfield Missouri na tional committeeman and Charleton McVeagh Armonk N Y The chairman said most of the staff of the present party head quarters at Washington would be moved to Chicago The research department which will continue to be directed by Dr Glenn Saxon will remain at the na tional capital city Hamilton said Miss Natalie Couch of New York a former candidate for a seat in congress would head the womens division for the eastern headquarters at New York to be di rected by Representative Joseph W Martin of Massachusetts Heads Young G O P The young republicans activities will be directed by J Kenneth Brad ley Bridgeport national chairman of the young republicans from the Chicago office The chairman said W B Ball of New York would continue as head of the partys finance committee He said he would address a ban quet of the finance committee at New York June 22 Landon and Knox headed into an other huddle with the committee Wednesday without announcing de tails of the opening session Knox planned to remain with Landon several days more In making public the personnel of the reorganized committee Ham ilton commented on its youth say ing the group was tne youngest personnel weve ever had by Youth at With the announcement of some of the division heads he said the picture of youth at the controls of the party will be more Saying the average is away un der the Hamilton re ferred to his own age 44 and that of the youngest member Robert P Burroughs of Manchester N 36 Hamilton announced that the committee gave him authority to employ a full time secretary some thing that has not been done before No selection has been In the reorganization Hamilton traded jobs with Henry P Fletcher the retiring national chairman who took over the Landon leaders for DAUGHTER VIEWS BODY OF SUSPECT Thinks He Was Man Who Saw InventorFather Be fore He Was Slain EAST ORANGE N trice Moore viewed the body of Jean Philip Gebhardt in a Red Bank morgue Wednesday and authorities quoted her as saying the suicide vic tim resembled in every respect the tall thin man who called to see her inventorfather D McFarlan Moore nine hours before he was found slain William A Wachenfeld Essex county prosecutor who received a report from detectives accompany ing Miss Moore to Red Bank said she was unable positively to identify Gebhardt from facial characteris tics But he said she recognized the fancy band on the Panama hat found in Gebhardts car said the specta cles he wore were like those of the man who called to see her father Sunday night and that the clothing was similar Her statements were accepted by the prosecutor as a partial solution to the mystery slaying of Moore a former associate of Thomas A Edi son The motive remained to be de termined but authorities pointed to the fact that Gebhardt an unem ployed electrician interested in pat ents fitted into their early theory that the slayer was someone who might have had a grievance against Moore possibly over some rejected inventions Enter Music Festival CEDAR FALLS Cedar Falls band winner at the Chicago land music festival contest three years ago will enter the national music festival at Omaha Aug 20 mer post as counsel for the commit tee Man and Woman Besides Hamilton C B Good speed of Chicago the new treasurer snd Fletcher the other committee officers are vice a man and a woman from the east and a man and woman from the west Ralph E Williams Oregon J Henry Roraback Connecticut Mrs John E Hillman Colorado and Mrs Worthington Scranton Pennsyl vania The seven new members of the executive committee are Burroughs Representative Joseph W Martin North Attleboro who will manage eastern headquarters in New York J Will Taylor Knox ville Mrs Horace Sayre Ardmore Mrs John Wyeth St Joseph Ezra Whltla Couer DAlene Idaho and Earl Warren Oakland Cal Returned to Group Members returned to the execu tive group are Charles D Hilles New York Harrison E Spangler Cedar Rapids Iowa R B Creager Brownsville Mrs Bertha Baur Chicago Mrs Paul Firrmm mons Newport R Walter S Hallanan Charleston W and George Ball Muncie Ind Announcement of plans for notifi cation of the nominees Hamilton said ought to be made within a few LESS RESTRAINT IS NOTED AMONG COLLEGE YOUTH Jung Outlines Trends in Modern Social Life at Conference IOWA CITY in modern social life which he said tended to lessen sex restraint amongcollege students were out lined Wednesday before the Iowa child welfare conference by Prof Moses Jung University of Iowa school of religion professor Even the placid and unimagina tive among us are aware that some thing is wrong with the premartial life of our college Pro fessor Jung who teaches a mar riage course at the university said The strict religious codes of for mer years have lost a good deal of authority without new and better codes having taken their Professor Jung explained Relieved of the old sanctions youth feels free to experience and Opportunity to nationalize He continued the many theories about sex and marriage afford many young people an opportunity for is for ex plaining away any course of sex conduct on which chance or impulse might have launched them Strangely enough discrediting of the old religious sanctions and the modern habit of frank and voluble discussion on sex mattershave not exorcised the fears and bogeys from sex life Only now the fear seems to operate in a reverse manner In former days fear was associated with transgressions of the moral code Today fear is caused by the thought of the dangers to health by inhibitions and restraint Collection of Complexes Instead of hell fire we now have a whole collection of complexes phoaias and fixations the fear of which often drives young people into immature and disillusioning re lations or keeps them worried or agitated when they submit to rea sonable self Professor Jung declared modern social conditions also make the choices of youth more difficult than in the days of our fathers Econom ic considerations compel late mar riages Furthermore on the stage and screen sex is exploited for pro fit increasing sex tension of young Problem Less Acute Jung said that as long as a def inite code of religion and ethics was accepted by society the problem of youth controlling its sex life both in premarital and marital stages was much less acute than it is in the modern world In such a society youth had only the responsibility of choosing to obey the law or disobey it under the penalties of the law The law of such communities had the sanction of religion and obedience for it was felt to be the way of salvation Youth in such communities did not always con form in practice to what they be lieved but when they strayed from the path they did not try to justify it Such is no longer the case in our Dangerous Experiments Professor Jung said For beter or for worse we are immersed on all sides with experimentation experimentation is always interest ing but it is often dangerous One cannot experiment with ones own body and soul as one can with guinea The speaker outlined the mar riage course as it is given in the university We have attempted to give the students all the major as pects of marriage from the stand point of history biology economics child welfare religious education and he said The course requires experts in each of the fields The lectures by experts are supplemented by round table discus sions and individual TOLD ON BLACK LEGION BEATEN DETROIT William H Gutbrie who recently gave investi gators information about a Black Legion printing plant was found in home Wednesday suffering a severe beating She was tak receiving hospital her from en tc Fletcher of Florida Dies at Age of 77 WASHINGTON Senator Duncan U Fletcher a member of the United States senate from Flor ida during 27 of his 77 years died suddenly W e d nesday from a heart attack Informed of hi8 passing his sad dened colleagues promptly re cessed until Thursday soon after the senate convened at noon preside n t Roosevelt 1 e d official Washing FLETCHEK ton in paying tri bute to the Florida senator The country has lost an able and conscientious servant in the death of Senator Mr Roosevelt said As chairman of the great com mittee on banking and currency throughout a period of unprecedent ed financial upheaval his steadying influence was reflected both in emergency and in permanent legis lation which rescued the entire banking structure of the country from utter collapse and destruction Senate Hears Eulogies Throughout a long and distin guished career in the senate he was ever actuated by motives of high pa triotism and unselfish devotion to the public welfare In his passing a fine and gallant gentleman goes from our Before recessing the senate heard eulogies of Fletcher from Senators Robinson the democratic leader and Loftin newly appointed mem ber from Florida Loftin said the senator died as he wanted to He added that he attempted to persu ade the senator to go to his home iast Monday because he felt Fletch er was not physically able to be He refused and remained stead fastly to the he said Grand Old Fletcher Loftin added was truly known as Floridas grand old His loss is a great loss to the nation but an even greater loss to the state of Fletcher had served in the senate since March 4 1909 Senator Fletchers term would have expired in 1939 It was Floridas second loss in the senate in little more than a month Park Trammel died May 8 after a service since 1917 Trammell was succeeded by Scott M Loftin former president of the American Bar association Woman Killed Three Other Persons Hurt in Highway Accident DUBUQUE woman was dead and three other persons were suffering injuries here Wed nesday as the result of a highway accident near Fairplay just across the Mississippi river from here late Tuesday Mrs Eva Garlow 40 of Dubuque was killed The injured all of Du buque were Edward Benzer his wife Katherine and Mrs Minnie Sinhold The car in which they were ridng crashed into an IS inch cul vert FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler Wednesday night and in extreme southeast Thursday slightly warmer Thurs day in extreme northwest MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday cooler in south not quite so cool along Lake Superior Wednesday night rising temperature Thurs day In west portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 94 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A M Wednesday 76 Rainfall Tuesday P M 17 Not much water but lots of wind That describes the storm which broke over Mason City between 4 and 5 oclock Tuesday afternoon Damage was largely confined to trees with a wide spread of foliage LOOK INSIDE C B MUKIAGH State to Have Balance of 4 Million on July 1 ON PAGE 2 Joe Louis to Try for Kayo in Opening Round ON PAGE 9 Local Games Called as Rain Wind Sweep Park ON PAGE 9 Aged Meservey Woman Dies of Hip Fracture ON PAGE 10 Mitchells Vote Found Short by 7 Per Cent ON PAGE 16 Teachers Will Hear Orators of 3 Parties ON PAGE 2 NORTH IOWA HAS STORM DAMAGE Barn at Joice Destroyed Tree Falls on Hood of Auto Here With a forecast of fair for Thurs day North lowans anticipated a renewal of the high temperatures of Tuesday which set high records for the year and were followed by brief rain storms accompanied by wind damage A tree fell on the hood of a car owned by Walter 427 Polk avenue southwest near the inter section of Second street and Penn sylvania avenue southeast about oclock Tuesday afternoon A branch from a tree also fell on a live wire at 1306 North Federal avenue and police were notified to guaid it until workmen from the P and E company could repair it Smaller branches of trees were blown down in various sections of the city A barn owned by Ole Storedall near Joice was destroyed by the wind The driveway at the Palmer Calgaard home was filled with trees and his brooder houses and chicks were destroyed Elmer Hal vorson and Herman Bang lost their silos and many others in the Joice vicinity suffered losses Several old trees were blown down Tuesday afternoon at Bel mond by a high wind which was accompanied by a light rainfall A J Wallace 91S Ninth street northeast fractured his right el bow and was badlv bruised when he fell from a ladder that was whipped by the wind while he was painting at the Iowa State Brand creameries Tuesday afternoon pre ceding the storm The wind carried Mr Wallace away from the wall far enough so that the ladder went over a parked car Mr Wallace was taken to the Park hospital where examination showed only the one fracture 2 Burned to Death When Plane Crashes NORFOLK Charles E Mallory 27 Bethesda and Radioman W C Gray of Wharton were burned to death Wednesday when their plane crashed from 100 feet shortly after taking off from the naval air sta tion The men and the plane were attached to the heavy cruiser In dianapolis HOPES BRIGHTER TO END SESSION THIS WEEKEND Senate In Recess Tax Measure Conferees More Hopeful WASHINGTON Although the senates session end rush was halted by the sudden death of Sena tor Duncan U Fletcher of Florida leaders persisted Wednesday in the hope that congress could clean up the tax and relief issues and go home by Saturday night The senate where the house ap proved substitute for the outlawed Guffey coal control law had been scheduled for consideration Wed nesday adjourned out of respect for the veteran lawmaker Democratic Leader Robinson called the chamber to resume its labors Thursday two hours earlier than usual On the other side of the capitol Speaker Bankhead found it looking I very much better for adjournment of congress by Saturday House Nears Vote He said the house would act be fore nightfall on the agreement reached in a house and senate con ference on the deficincy appropria tion bill carrying for relief This and the controversial tax program are the keys to adjourn ment The committee seeking to reconcile the house and senate tax bills seemed hopful of an agree ment as it began meeting While leaders said the senate re cess occasioned by Fletchers death would not interfere with adjourn ment they added it lessened chances for final action this session on either the substitute Guffey bill or ship subsidy legislation Other developments Progressives to Meet Senator LaPollette announced a conference of progres sives would be called after the democratic convention next week to determine their course in the 1936 campaign The nations gross public debt jumped to a new all time high of Secretary Ickes began a new ne gotiation for purchase of sheet steel piling for the ailAmerican canal A contract with the Jones and Laughlin Steel company of Pittsburgh previously was canceled by Ickes at the request of the Na tional Labor Relations board Xo Study Population Secretary Roper asked the busi ness advisory council to study the question of distributing population properly which he said lies at the very bottom of our unemployment and relief The supreme court was asked to reconsider its decision holding un constitutional the 1934 municipal bankruptcy to aid cities counties and other political subdivisions reduce their indebted ness through federal bankruptcy courts President Roosevelt approved a number of bills among them one to award a special gold medal to Lin coln Ellsworth for his Antarctic flight Wire From Thomas The white house referred to the justice department a telegram from Norman Thomas socialist candi date for president requesting the president to take action on of three floggings near Earle as an outgrowth of the sharecropper strike Conference on the democratic plat form to be adopted at the conven tion in Philadelphia next week con tinued but Senator Robinson of Arkansas said nothing conclusive was likely until the convention itself acts Conversations between Secretary Ickes and Senator Wagner N prospective chairman of the platform committee dealt with a plank advocating a continued publis works program Push Guffey Bill Backers of the GuffeyVinson coal price stabilization bill a substitute for the invalidated Guffey control act hoped that it would clear con gress before the end of the week The house passed it Tuesday and the senate interstate commerce com mittee already has sent it to the senate floor with some alterations The Wagner lowcost housing bill calling for in loans and grants to local authorities passed the senate Tuesday but whether it would be enacted this session was still uncertain lowan Dies in Fall WASHINGTON Iowa ing from a scaffold while working on his house Joseph H Miller retired farmer near Kalona broke his neck and died   

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