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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME VOL XLII THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION F1VK CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JUNE 25 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 222 Hard Going for Lemke No Consolidation of Forces Seen for Third Party By CHARLES PSTEWART PHILADELPHIA CPA The Rooseveltian management is repre sented in some quarters as badly worried by Congressman William Lemkes announcement of his union party candidacy for presi dent Though of course they dont ad mit it its true that the Roosevelt folk are a bit worried but they are not much worried by the Lemke de velopment If all the voters who want a new party could be brought together and kept together they would constitute a weighty consideration but there is very little prospect that such a consolidation can be effected at present Each of several groups of the dissatisfied element wants its own particular kind of a new party differing from all the others Out for Lemke Father Charles E Coughlin to be sure is out for Lemke and presum ably he has enough authority over his National Union for Social Jus tice to procure its indorsement of the North Dakotan But Father Coughlin seems to proceed on the assumption that his Social Justice cohorts will be joined by Dr Francis E Townsends old age pension following and by the late Senator Huey P Longs share the wealth aggregation under the Rev Gerald L K Smith when the three hold their scheduled confer ence in Cleveland soon This amalgamation however doesnt appear to be so likely Hatehet Is Buried The Long organization since the senators death has more or less buried the hatchet with the Roose velt administration is getting its share of Louisiana patronage no longer is being prosecuted on charges of income tax evasions and probably has more to gain by stay ing regularly democratic than it could hope for by bolting to a movement which cant win anyway And the Townsendites dont con sider their plan inflationary As a matter of fact I think it is but that isnt thsir opinion of it They want their a month to be a fuli 200 worth not to have most of its value inflated out of it I heard the doctor say so in a talk at the National Press club in Washington some time Now the FrazierLemke program admittedly is highly inflationary it is by the inflationary method that it is expected to relieve agriculture DUFFIELD NEW DECKER MANAGER EVANS RETURNS Democrats Doom Convention TwoThirds Rule Sees Tragic Mistake Father Coughlin puts it that Lemke will rally agriculture labor disappointed republicans outraged et cetera Yet Howard Y Williams the farmerlabor partys national or anizer refers to Lemkes candi dacy as a tragic Which doesnt sound much as if the farm erlaborites would flock to the Da kotans banner Senator George W Norris assur edly speaks for an agricultural state Nebraska and is so badly disappointed a republican that he is an enthusiastic but not a third party man Senator William E Borah of Idaho is another disappointed re publican but I have it from the Washington manager of his recent unsuccessful presidential campaign that he will seek senatorial renom ination as a G 0 P candidate keeping quiet about the Landon ticket but remaining inside his party Not Al Smith Al Smith is an outraged demo crat I can even imagine him as sup porting an independent but not a nominee like Congress man Lemke Gov Eugene Talmadge of Georgia is outraged too but he says he still is a democrat Labor The A F of L traditionally is nonpartisan and president William Green is fighting to keep it so Some of its members will vote as democrats some as republicans but the average urban workingman is dead against inflation realizing that it immediately will boost his cost of living without except very belatedly increasing his income Aim at New Party President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers and head of a committee representing other la bor organizations perhaps even stronger than the old line A F of L setup now crusading for indus trial as against craft unionization seems to me to be aiming at a new A labor party But not this year He doesnt think the time ripe for it In any event he wouldnt be a Lemke inflationist or a Townsendite or a Coughlinite or a Gerald Smithite Especially he wouldnt combine forces with any thing resembling the American Liberty league For present pur poses he and his disciples refusing to adhere to the A F of non partisanship already have declared for Roosovelt The progressives Mostly proRoosevelt They may not like all his poli cies but they prefer him to support 9 third candidacy which conceivably TO CHICAGO JOB IN ARMOUR FIRM New General Manager to Take Over His Duties on Friday The appointment of Fred field as general manager of the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant in Mason City was made Thursday by R H Cabell president of Armour and company The appointment is effective at once and Mr Duffield will assume his new position Friday Mr Duffield succeeds E E Evans who took charge of the plant follow ing its acquisition by Armour and company last October Mr Evans will return shortly to Chicago to resume his duties in the general of fice where he is an assistant to the general plant manager With Company 29 Years Mr Dufiield has been with the Decker organization for 29 years and was vice president and general sales manager Under his supervis ion the Decker plant will continue to be essentially a Mason City in stitution and the Decker brands and operating personnel built up by the Decker organization will be largely retained Mr Duffield is widely known in meat trade stated Mr Cabell in making the announcement of his appointment and Armour and company feels fortunate that the operations of the plant can be entrusted to a Mason City man who was outstanding in the Decker or Mr Duffield stated he was happy on receiving the appointment and that the change would permit his remaining in Mason City to direct the business along the lines so suc cessfully carried out by the Decker company in the past 35 years Regret His Leaving Mr Duffield also expressed the regret of the entire Decker organ zation in the transfer of Mr Evans to other duties in Chicago Mr Evans in the short time he has been a resident in Mason City has gained the respect and friendship of all with whom he has come in contact and his leaving will be a distinct loss to the community Mr Evans expressed regret upon leaving Mason City Both Mrs Evans and myself have enjoyed our stay here and par ticularly the friends we have he said We found Mason City a most pleasant and friendly place in which to live and we appreciate very much the spirit in which Mason City received Mason Cityan Packing Plant Head FEED G DUFFIELD LANGER TRAILS IN COMEBACK Welford Leads by Votes for Governor of North Dakota FARGO N Governor William Langer seeking o come back in state politics was railing his opponent Gov Walter Welford for the republican guber natorial nomination Thursday Kansas Bank Robbers Seize Loot of ATTICA men held up the First National bank of Attica at closing time Wednesday and fled with cash estimated by A A Hilliard cashier at approxi mately Landon Starts His Colorado Vacation DENVER Alf M Lan don of Kansas republican presiden tial nominee arrived in Denver with his family Thursday to start his Colorado vacation FORECAST IOWA Unsettled with some probability of local showers or thunderstorms in extreme cast Thursday night and Friday and local thunderstorms in central and west portions Thursday afternoon or Thursday night slightly warmer in east and south por tions Thursday night not so warm Friday In central and west portions MINNESOTA Partly cloudy to cloudy Thursday night and Fri day possibly thundershowers in east and south Thursday night cooler Friday and in northwest Thursday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 86 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A Thursday 73 LANGER With more han onefourth of the precincts re ported from Wed nesdays state primary election Governor Wel ford had a lead of more than 000 votes over Langer who was ousted from the governors office two years ago after he had been indicted by a fed eral grand jury Langer subse q u e n t ly was could beat him without electing the third contender It just isnt the year for a third ticket to be of any conseauence freed of charges of soliciting funds from political relief workers and de cided to seek vindication at the polls Returns from 649 out of precincts gave Welford and Langer From Eastern Half Many of the returns were from the eastern half of the state and Langer backers claimed he would show more strength when votes are counted in the western section where in previous elections he has made good showings Congressman William Lemke un opposed for the republican nomina tion for congress along with his col league Usher L Burdick received 219 votes in his home precinct in Fargo Lemke recently announced his candidacy for president on the new union party ticket Because of the interest in the gub ernatorial race between Langer and Welford virtually no returns on the vote polled by Lemke had been tab ulated Headed by Moses The regular democratic slate headed by John Moses aspirant for the gubernatorial nomination was leading the field on the basis of early returns over the faction head ed by Ole H Olson former acting governor and progressive group can didate for governor A third candi date James F Morrow was trail ing Returns from 125 precincts gave Moses Olson and Mor row 226 Democratic party convention can didates for congress at large were leading Henry Holt and J J Ny gaard had 859 and 509 votes re spectively on returns from 46 pre cincts Apparently the usual democratic vote was cast in the primary run ning from five to six to one behind the republican vote on early fig Intense Heat Hits Crops in Drought Area CHICAGO Intense heat hastened the destruction ol crops in drought scourged sections of the west Thursday Concern grew apace as the fed eral forecaster of Chicago described the current month as the second driest June on record No relief was sighted Meteorologists cited the likelihood of a few scattered thundcrshowers in the northern third of the north central states but predicted generally fair weather accompanied by abnormally high temperatures In North officials reckoned half the states farm families were in need of as of 107 degrees at Bismarck 105 at Jamestown and 101 at Fargo were recorded Wed nesday Napoleon and Dickinson re ported unofficial highs of 110 and 109 respectively Aberdeen S reported a seasonal peak of 106 and Miles City 103 Cattle Being Shipped Conditions are the worst I ever stated M A Kenne dy South Dakotas WPA adminis trator He said cattle were being shipped out by the trainload in some ravaged areas Short harvests of oats and barley were in prospect for parts of Iowa Chicago grain i traders received private advice that 75 per cent of North Dakotas wheat was imperiled The situation was growing worse hourly in southeastern Montana declared Gov Elmer Holt Distressed North Dakota farm ers went to Bismarck to hear Gov Walter Welfords report on a to program drafted in Washington for the re lief of agriculturists in the north west Grasshoppers Migrate Millions of grasshoppers migrat ed through eastern Nebraska and Western Iowa Prof M H Swenk of the University of Nebraska de scribed the horde as the heaviest he had seen in many years He said they were of the same type as those which destroyed crops in the 1874 plague Nat C Murray Chicago crop ob server asserted that in many dis tricts of the middlewest June pre cipitation had measured less than it did in the same month of the dev astating drought of 1934 Western railroads decided to adopt emergency rates on cattle in northeastern Wyoming and south em Montana subject to interstate commerce commission approval BELIEVE WOMEN OF IOWA TO VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS Delegates Hail Decision to Have Alternates m Platform Group By EARL HALL PHILADELPHIA The unex pected decision of the democratic convention to have an alternate of the opposite sex for every member of the platform committee was hailed by women of the Iowa dele gation as the greatest single step toward equality for women in pub lic life since the advent of suf If the women of Iowa are as fair minded as I think they said Mrs Helen Hawkins attractive young delegate from Red Oak and vice chairman of Iowas young democrats this action will mean several thousand extra votes It stamps the democratic party as the party for At a hastily called caucus Mrs J C Pryor of Burlington was chos en as Iowas alternate to Senator Louis Murphy on the platform com mittee and she was closeted Thurs day with the policy making body as it struggled with the agricultural plank and other controversial is sues Iowa Has Its Night Although it didnt show up in the printed program Wednesday night turned out to be Iowa night at the democratic nationalconvention here It all started when the Iowa delega tion arose and sang its specially written answer to the republican theme song Three Long an answer based on the tune Old Mc Donald Had a At the conclusion or the three verses the Iowa Corn Song was pre sented with a show of cornstalks and giant ears of corn at the proper time Features North lowau Here was material for the photog raphers They began closing in from all directions No less than a hun dred pictures were taken many of them featuring little Beth Larson 11 year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Erwin Larson Charles City re ferred to under some of the news shots as Democracys Youngest Re The radio networks with their microphones suspended from the tall ceiling of the convention hall ar rived on the scene and there had to be a repetition of the two songs All eyes in the gallery of the enor mous auditorium were upon the Hawkeye delegation Iowa literally had found its place in the limelight of this great convention through the medium of song lowan Vice Chairman Another recognition for Iowa came Wednesday afternoon when diminutive Mrs Helena Hawkins of Red Oak was made vice chairman of Declares Brother Smith Needs More Prayer Remarks on of South Carolina Senator By WILLIAM S ARDERY Associated Press Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA walkout of South Carolinas Senator Ellison D Smith on the democratic national convention Wednesday when a Negro offered the invocation was interpreted by the minister Thursday as simply an indication that Brother Smith needs more Smith a cotton planter who has served 27 years in the senate said he would walk out whenever a Ne gro has a part in the convention proceedings The Rev Marshall Shepard pas tor of the Baptist church here who offered the prayer commented Finds Them Everywhere If that is the way he feels I dont see what he can do If he goes to the republican party he will find Negroes in their convention and if he goes to the socialists or any left wing parties he will find them ever more important in the activities If he is looking for a party with out Negroes it looks like he will hdve to form his own little party right there in South Questioned by newsmen on hie personal Shepard said he was not bitter but thought the in cident Rather than being bitter about he continued I feel sympathy and pity and pray to God that he may be emancipated from his On Social Equality The south before and since the Civil war makes it impossible for the south to recog nize and accept the Negro as an equal political Smith said Political equality means social equality and social equality means intermarriage and that means the mongrelizing of the American race There is not a man in America that has more regard for the Negro in his place than I Im he added Im sick and tired of the whole damn thing Ill go home and do some talking Smith said he understood a Negro delegate has been selected to second the nomination of President Roose velt Boess of Postville Gets 5 Year Term WAUKON to a charge of receiving guilty stolen property William Boess 36 Postville Iowa was sentenced serve a term of five years in the state penitentiary He was one of 15 persons arrested during recent raids which officers said broke up a theft ring Will Represent Iowa AMES Frank Coss of Moscow Iowa will represent Iowa the convention committee on per1 m national farm womens speak ures Although a democratic gover nor was elected in the 1934 general election only democratic bal lots were cast in the primary that year compared with repub lican votes No returns on the referred liquor law and the state income tax meas ure had been tabulated early dav I manent organization At a meeting of democratic serv ice men after Thursday nights con vention session Capt Dan McEniry of Des Moines was made a member of the committee of 15 headed by Gov Paul McNutt of Indiana to con er with President Roosevelt and James A Farley on winning service mens support for democracy The meeting was called and pre sided over by Louis A Johnson of Clarksburg W former na tional commander and attracted about 400 veterans Talks were given by Mr Farley Gov George Earle of Pennsylvania Governor McNutt and by Representative Rankin of Mississippi Pleased With Farm Plank Other notables in attendance in cluded Harry Woodring of Kansas assistant secretary of the army Monroe Johnson of South Carolina assistant secretary of commerce Governor Happy Chandler of Kentucky and Dyke ONeil of Kansas past national Legion com ing contest at the American Farm Bureau federation convention in De cember Shewon the Iowa contest here and Mrs Gayle White who will be alternate to the convention was second mander Reports trickling back to the Iowa delegation from the platform committee Thursday Indicated that Senator Louis Murphy of Dubuque and other spokesmen for middle western agriculture were experi encing some little difficulty in bringing representatives on the committee from other sections to their viewpoint There was hope however for a clear cut pronounce ment The proposed farm plank was said to contain these five funda mental points 1 Control or production with re lationship to predictable demand with many of the original triple A benefits salvaged for farming Surpluses as Reserves 2 Commodity wans with sur pluses being held as reserves against bad years 3 A long term conservation pro gram and protection against soil erosion 4 The development of a maxi mum market through intelligently arranged trade relations with other nations 5 A federal credit system which will change the trend of recent years toward a farm tenancy back toward farm ownership McArthur Is Satisfied William McArthur of Mason City one of the fourth district delegates expressed himself as well pleased with the farm plank as it has been outlined to him On at least two important this North Iowa farmer said it will be different from and I think superior to the republican farm pronouncement First it will recognize that its possible to pro duce more than the available mar ket can absorb and second it will recognize that foreign trade must be courted if it is to be Although there was no publicity on it Secretary Henry Wallace and his assistant Chester Davis spent two days here this week in confer ence with the platform builders LOOK INSIDE LOTUS D COFFMAN President U of Minnesota Education Conference Opened at Iowa City ON PAGE 2 Business Manager for Liquor Affairs Urged ON PAGE 3 Mason City Golfers to Start Out After Title ON PAGE 13 American Legion Junior Team Victor in Contest ON PAGE 13 Woman Questioned in Navy Spy Case ON PAGE 2 Democrats in Answer to Three Long Years ON PAGE 2 Iowa State Brands Inc Butter Sales Increase ON PAGE 11 BALLOON GOES 613 AIR MILES Piccard Bag Travels From Minneapolis South Into Arkansas MINNEAPOLIS all expectations of its designers the transparent stratosphere bal loon launched by Dr Jean Piccard scientist teaching at the University of Minnesota Thursday was 613 air miles from home Dr Piccard and his associates when they launched the bag Wed nesday on the university campus said they expected it to land with in a 300mile radius of Minneapolis It came down near Huntsville Ark There it landed in a tree top five miles from the town and was brought down by J Denver Smith Fort Alabam storekeeper Smith who earned a reward and pos session of the 30 foot transparent bag by discovering it said he would ship the instruments it carried to Minneapolis Thursday From these instruments Dr Pic card and Prof John D Akerman head of the university department of aeronautical engineering hope to gather valuable data relative to temperatures pressures and humid ity in the stratosphere which they estimate the balloon penetrated to a height of about 13 miles above the earth Decorah Youth Hit by Car Badly Hurt WAUKON Stahl 12 son of Sid Stahl of Decorah was struck by an automobile driven by Albert Hagen Winneshiek county farmer as he was riding his bicycle across a highway here suffering njuries which hospital physicians feared might prove fatal CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NOT TOBEDEMANDED South Wins Compromise With More Delegates Promised By EDWARD 3 DUFFY Associated Press Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL PHILA DELPHIA dogged but dip lomatic new deal leadership la bored productively Thursday to clear the way for renomination of Roosevelt and Garner achieving a death sentence for the twothirds rule by compromise and approach ing agreement on a platform to be presented to the democratic conven tion Thursday night Suggested planks for constitu tional amendment to fortify federal powers were rejected in a policy subcommittee while the rules com mittee voted a bow to the recommend reapportionment of the representa tion in future conventions Both stands were expected to get before the convention itself for action in the evening session The poorly attended day meeting was brief and barren of major action Planks Kept Secret Mention of the constitution in the platform was expected to infer at least that new deal difficulties in the supreme court result from inter pretations of the document not Its scope All planks were kept secret An implacable southern minority in the rules committee forced a concession if the century old nom inating rule was to be abrogated as expected Outvoted by 36 to 13 on the two thirds rule they obtained the unani mous recommendation of a plan whereby convention representation in the future would be apportioned on a basis of democratic strength in the states instead of total popula tion as now The committee row in which no feelings were spared forced ad journment of the fifth session of the convention soon after it had unanimously accepted the reports of the credentials and permanent organization committees Reconcile Differences Plainly supreme efforts were be ing made to reconcile all differ ences in way of pre lude to the renomination of Roose velt and Garner Success or fail ure could only be guessed Southern friends of the two thirds requirement said there would be no minority report by them but a minority report on indorsement of the Townsend plan in the plat form was still discussed in the Washington state delegation Senator Millard Tydings of Mary land led the fight for the rules compromise He insisted the con vention itself should act on the pro posed reapportionment plan which republicans long have followed The leaders apparently expected it to be indorsed with little if any difficulty New York Opposed To the surprise of many New York as well as Massachusetts and Indiana sided with a bloc of south ern states against making future nominations by a simple majority Many of the delegates were pay ing first attention to progress of the platform Adoptions of the credentials re port enabled the convention to complete the organization by elect ing Senator Joe T Robinson of Ar kansas permanent chairman It did so unanimously Administration forces backed by President Roosevelt and National Chairman James A Farley contend the twothirds requirement is a breeder of dark horse candidates and intraparty animosities Recommended in 193 The 1932 convention at Chicago recommended that the present con clave repeal the rule It was adopted in 1932 primarily to protect small agricultural southern states from the mass population powers of their big industrial northern neighbors in selecting party nominees Florida Iowa Kansas Montana and Nevada refrained from voting New York Joined the aouth against abrogation States voting against repeal were Alabama Colorado Georgia Indiana Massachusetts Mississippi New Hampshire New Mexico New York South Anxiety lest bitterikfcearry over into the platform Thursday night or hinder the drive for unan   

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