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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 7, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII F1VK CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICED MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 232 Drought May Help Demos Will Not Be Blamed on Administration as Usually AAAS SOIL PROGRAM MODIFIED By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Gen erally a crop fail ure is held in the agricultural states against the administra tion in power in Washington a t the time it oc curs Of course the administra tion isnt to blame for the weather and the insects that des troy crops Nev ertheless it usually has been blamed hereto fore This year however the demo cratic ticket seems likely to profit from drought duststorms and grasshoppers in the west Democrats think so and many re publicans are afraid of it If the stricken areas were to be left to their fate as in the past undoubtedly they would be as re sentful as ever before But this time farm relief is to be dispensed liberally The afflicted farmers then pre sumably will be grateful to the re gime which has helped Roosevelt regime The Landonites may rejoin that they would have done the same thing but they will not be able to say that they did it Soil Conservation Rooseveltian preachings in favor of soil conservation also are much to the point in connection with duststorms The presidents contention that American land has been misused has a deal of merit Some of his ec onomic theories may be open to for midable attack but theres no ques tion as to the validity of his asser tion that in wide areas the soil has been systematically robbed Hes in an excellent position to say I told you and to reason that a reclamation policy is of ma jor importance Say what one will of Franklin D Roosevelts economics its undeni able that hes a highly scientific farmer Understands Fanning He knows what land should be planted in crops what land should be left to forage what land should be keot afforested He understands drainage and roblcms of waterfall and erosion All this erudition should commend him to the middle west It is Governor Lan don the Kansan is as deeply and broadly acquainted with agricul tures puzzles as is this suburban New Yorker Labor troubles which are abrew ing are in President Roosevelts favor The steel industry is verge of a fight to prevent the industrial unionization of its workers Other industries promise to be involved notably rubber and aluminum To Break Soon It is a contest which promises to break1 soon President Roosevelts attitude is industrial unionization The employers have much finan cial strength against him but the employes have the voting strength Thev are on his side and have so declared themselves Between capital which hasnt many votes but a lot of influence i the farmers and the urban workers is an enormous middle class How it will view the situation is any mans guess Roosevelt wont get many of capi tals it hasnt many He probably will get most bors theres a dissenting element but it shouldnt be comparatively large Suspicious of Him I think the middle class like me is suspicious of him we think hes boost our living costs without increasing our in comes And there are inc farmers Finally there is the middle class urban half rural My guess Nonpartisanly its a trifle in for of Roosevelt Before the conventions it would have been more decidedly pro Rooseveltian Since the convention my pick has been somewhat the other necessarily by preference but by judgment Cravens May Have Been Mishap Victim REDWOOD CITY of any apparent slaying motive in the mysterious beach death of Junius Cravens led Sheriff James McGrath to express belief Tuesday the 35 year old art director and critic was an accident victim Sheriff McGrath expressed the opinion Cravens fell from a rock during one of his customary walks Thja would account for the broken neck and cruahed face the sheriff Sheriffs Advised on How to Outwit Criminals LANDON WANTS KANSAS TO VOTE SECURITY LAWS Stresses Differences of New Deal Act From G 0 P Plank TEXT ON PAGE 5 TOPEKA differences between the new deals social security program and the re publican platform Gov Alf M Lan don recommended Tuesday that Kan sas prepare to join any security system as may ultimately become the settled law upon this His views were given a joint senatehouse meeting of the special session of the state legislature which assembled at his call to con sider constitutional changes design ed to obtain greater participation in major phases of the federal so cial security law Calls for Approval as electorate in November of a con stitutional amendment or amend ments which will enable the leg islature to pass laws providing for the necessary social Such a constitutional change the gover nor said should be merely a grant of power leaving methods of ad ministration to the Wisdom and the sound judgment of the Then the republican presidential nominee made his single reference to the national political In considering proposed amend Landon told the legislature I desire to call attention to the fact that the platform of the re publican party adopted at its nation al convention provides for a plan of social security different from the social security act adopted by con gress Not Fitting Time I do not deem this a fitting time to enter into a discussion of the rel ative merits of the present act and the proposal set out in the republic an platform Any proposed amend ment to the constitution should merely grant to the legislature of the state the power to enact laws to enable this state to join in any i final act for this purpose as may ultimately become the settled law upon this The republican platform proposed History of Profession Is Traced STOKIES ON PAGES 2 AND 12 CLEAR sheriffs attending their annual midsummer school here were given instruction Tuesday on devious ways of meet ing and outwitting the cunning of the criminal Meeting at the city hall with C A Knee Adel president of the as sociation presiding the county en forcement officers heard talks on the history of their profession bal listics the traffic problem gather ing of evidence and other related subjects Nebergall Gives Talk The Tuesday afternoon program included an address by R W Ne bergall editor of the Iowa Sheriff who traced the history of the sher iffs back to William the Conqueror of England explaining how the du ties of the office developed and how these duties were modified or ex panded from time to time down to the present Hans Kruger Zumbrota prominent Minnesota ballistic ex pert explained the differentiation between evidence indicating murder and evidence pointing to suicide He also showed how to photograph articles at the scene of the crime how to get fingerprints at scenes of of crime Other speakers on the Tuesday afternoon program were John Hat tery chief of the Iowa state patrol and Harry Nestle assistant chief of the patrol in charge of the western half of the state Glenn Schmidt chief of the Iowa bureau of investigation wasalso on the program for Tuesday after noon but association officers were not sure that he would be able to make it as he was busy on an im portant case The days program also included demonstrations of jiujitsu by highway patrolmen present Special Events Wednesday A round table discussion on all phases of law enforcement was also scheduled for afternoon with a1 Dutch lunch at the Clear Lake Country club in the evening Among those in the convention attendance at R T St John in 1882 An exhibition of pistol shotgun and rifle shooting by Kenneth Beagle a factory representative a pay as you go old age security win be among the feature events on system that citizens over 65 should the the closing day of the receive the supplementary scllooj Wednesday A competitive ment necessary to provide a minij fm members of the associa mum income sufficient to protect D0th from want federal contributions to states with the necessary revenues raised through a direct tax widely distributed It further proposed to encourage adoption by states of honest and practical methods for meeting the problems of unemploy ment tion also will be held including both pistol and machine gun fire A gas demonstration and vigilante tactics are also day scheduled for the final LOOK INSIDE MJKS RUTH BRYAN OWEN American Envoy to Wed Danish Officer ON PAGE 2 Baptist Assembly to Open at Iowa Falls ON PAGE 3 National League Wins AllStar Contest 43 ON PAGE 9 TWO BREAK OUT OF IOWA PRISON Newman and Edwards Make Escape Method Used Not Announced FORT MADISON Glen C Haynes notified the state bureau of investigation Tuesday of the escape of two convicts from the state penitentiary here Fred Newman alias Ralph Weeks and Frank Edwards made their escape the warden reported He did not announce their methods of escape from the institution Both the prisoners had previous criminal records Chief Glen Schmidt of the bureau of investi gation said in Des Moines and Ed wards record showed he had escap ed from the Illinois state prison in 1924 Newman was committed to Fort Madison from Davenport in August 1935 for breaking and entering records showed and Edwards was committed from Iowa City Feb 20 1935 for a 10 year term for breaking and entering Rockford Youths Body Is Recovered From Shell Rock With actual filling of reclaimed Seeds lake scheduled only a short time away the recre ation area now being established counts four deaths by drowning A mother and three children drowned late Monday in a creek bed which low runs through the lake bed Victims were Mrs Alfred Koch 32 Hampton farm wife Ruth Francis 13 Walter Koch 13 Verna Koch 8 It was believed an attempt to re cover a childs toy boat led to the drowning of the victims with the mother making an effort to rescue the children Alfred Koch father of the victims said that he left his wife and five of the children playing on the bank of the lake and went a little distance away to talk to some of the men Lake Bed Where Four Drowned Near Hampton Drownings Take 5 North Iowa MOTHEUHREE CHILDREN NEAR H1PTON DEAD Lives which is under CCC camp construc tion Son Gets 2 Bodies Hearing the cries of children he riturned but found only two of the smallest children on the bank After a quick look he got in his car he said and rushed home and returned with his son Albert Albert then dove and succeeded in recovering two of the bodies those of Ruth Francis 13 and Walter Koch 12 He was unsuccessful in his efforts to get the other two as the father ran to the dam about three fourths of a mile away to get some Riceville first pesident of ccc to assist in the rescue sheriffs association when it was orj work CCC Youths Dive Ionia Farmer Breaks Hip Lies in Sun Two Hours Before Found NEW and exposed to a burning sun for two hours before he was found Pat Conley 75 Ionia fanner was re moved to the hospital here He had fallen down an embankment frac turing his hip Three CCC youths then succeeded in getting out the bodies of the other victims Verna Koch and Mrs Koch Those who dove were Gerald Reu ben of Mason City Pete Bisacchi of Fort Dodge and Martin Ivers of Washta Four physicians were among those called to work in the resuscitation efforts but they met with no suc cess The victims had been in the water about 35 minutes The group had been playing with a toy boat it was learned and it was believed they had attempted to get it out one following the others Mrs Koch had on shoes indicating that she had made an effort to get the children Water 6 Feet Deep The drownings occurred about 25 feet from shore in water that is 6 feet deep and rocky The victims had fallen in the old creek bed near what was known as The Old I was sitting in the car list ling to the declared Albert when father rushed up and called to me to hurry to the lake We rushed Albert said he thought Wallie could swim Marlene 2 the small est girl who remained on the bank murmured something about seeing Wallies hand come up out of the water Delores 4 was also on the bank Surviving are two sons of Mrs Koch by a former marriage Ray Francis and Marcus Francis both of Manson children of his by a former marriage Albert at home Harry at Hampton Elizabeth and Helen of Des Moines and William of Meservey and their three child ren Delores Edward and Marlene all at home Warned by Sign The Kochs frequently went to the lake to have picnics and cool off They live a mile from the lake which is three miles northwest of Hampton Completion of the lake is sche duled for July 15 when the dam will be finished and filing of the reclaimed water area will be start ed A short distance from where the drownings occurred is a sign stat ing that the lake is not open and warningswimmers not to use the WHERE FOUR DROWNED ADDITIONAL LAKE AREA This map shows where four per sons were drowned wading in a creek that runs through a lake bed which will soon be filled known as Heeds lake near Hampton The only water in the lake bed now is in small streams that traverse the area The dam is nearly completed Photos of the victims are shown here Photo by Walter and Ruth Woltz Studio Des Moines BATTLE AGAINST FOREST BLAZES Gray Clouds of Smoke Roll Over Northern Wyoming Southern Montana SHERIDAN clouds of smoke rolled over north ern Wyoming and southeastern Montana Tuesday as more than a thousand fire fighters fought to halt fires which raged on several fronts Ten new fires started when light ning struck powder dry forest areas burned on the Ashland division of the Ouster National forest 30 miles southwest of Absarokee where 100 fire fighters succeeded late Monday in stamping out a blaze which destroyed 80 acres of timber Chances Are Against Recovery of Cadman Following Operation WALTER KOCH RUTH FRANCIS PLATTSBURGH N L G Barton attending physi cian said Tuesday that the chances are against the recovery of Dr S Parkes Cadman noted Brook lyn preacher after an emergency operation for a ruptured appendix D Barton said the 71 year old clergyman held his own fairly well through the night but his condition is very Dr Cadman is at the Champlain Valley hospital where he went aft er being stricken while delivering peace address at the Methodist Episcopal church Sunday night De spite his pain he insisted on com pleting his address area It believed an inquest will not be held ROCKFORD VICTIM Lambkin 19 son of Mrs Henry Heitz who lives in Ulster township six miles east of Rockford was drowned Monday evening while swimming in ths Shell Rock river Lambkin went swimming about oclock accompanied by Fenton Hetiz and Raymond Koehler who were unable to swim it was said Theyouth started to swim from the diving board to the raft about 30 feet away and sank beneath the surface when he had covered about half this distance Call for Help The youths companions called for help and John Monroe and Clarence Lane of Charles City who were on the raft began diving and recovered the body in about 5 minutes Harlan Fort life guard who goes off duty at oclock had just leftbut re turned on hearing the cries and as sisted in the rescue work Those who worked to revive the youth said he showed no signs of life and that while being taken to shore made no struggle That he might have suffered cramps was ex pressed by some as he had worked in the hayfield all day and had just pitched a load of hay before jump ing into the car and coming to the river to go swimming Was Health Champion The fire truck was called but the pulmotor was out of order and ar tificial respiration methods were used on the youth for two hours Lambkin was 4H health champion of Floyd county last year He had attended Charles City high school for two years The body was taken to Charles City to the Hauser funeral home and will be taken to Pawpaw for burial Lambkins father is dead Surviv ing are his mother a sister Mrs George North of Charles City Pangbom Will Try N Flight NEW YORK E pang born round the world flyer was purchasing equipment Tuesday for a plane in which he said he would at tempt a New YorkParis flight late this month to publicize the Texas centennial The transatlantic trip Pangborn disclosed will be made in a single wing cabin plane with no fuselage and with the tail held on by two booms FORECAST IOWA Fair and continued warm Tuesday night and Wednes day MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday and Wednesday except somewhat unsettled In northeast Wednesday continued warm ex cept somewhat cooler along Lake Superior Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 105 Minimum in Night 7S At 8 A M Tuesday 86 Although Mondays maximum was 3 degrees under that of the previous day it was higher than any other that has been hung up in the 26 years for which records are avail able in Mason City Tuesday the mercury began its upward fligh early and before 9 oclock ha passed the 90 mark Another sizzle was in prospect The Tuesday afternoon maximum was 102 reached at 1 oclock At 2 oclock the mercury had dropped s degree MOVE MADE TO SAVE FORAGE IN DROUGHT AREA Rain or Relief From Extreme Heat Seen by Weatherman WASHINGTON ion of the soil conservation pro gram to encourage the widest pos sible conservation of forage in the drought area was an ounced Tuesday by the AAA Meanwhile a white house confer ence on the drought crisis was held Tuesday afternoon by Presi dent Roosevelt and weather bureau predictions forecast continued arid ty and abnormally high tem ieratures for the affected area AAA officials said the modifica ions would apply to officially des gnated emergency drought areas o be named later this week prin ipally in North Dakota Montana and Wyoming The change was made they add d to preserve all available forage or livestock feed and to encourage 102 IN MASON CITY Mason Citys maximum tem perature of 102 degrees was reached at 1 p and at 2 oclock the mercury had dropped back a degree the planting of forage and feed crops for use during the coming all and winter Recommends Changes George E Farrell western re gional director recommended the changes after an inspection tour of he drought areas Farmers in designated counties may comply with the soil conser vation program under the modified regulations and still receive sub sidy payments it was said or they may comply with the original regu ations depending upon drought damage on their individual farms Those invited to the white house meeting were Rexford G Tugwell resettlement administrator Aubrey Williams assistant works progress administrator J B Hutson acting AAA administrator and Jesse W Tapp chairman of the agriculture department drought committee All Time Highs These of hem all time register ed Monday Fort Yates N 119 Janiss tcwn and Napoleon N 118 McClusky N 117 Valley City N 116 Bismarck N 114 Devils Lake N 112 Bloomington Ill Red Wing Fergus Falls and Austin 110 Mattoon 107 Webster S and Joliet 106 ONeill and Pipestone 105 Srand Forks N St Paul and Springfield 104 Ducks collapsed from the heat in North Dakota Eggs were scram bled on the sidewalks at Mattoon Several hundred men fought forest fires in South Dakotas Black Hills Pavements buckled in Illinois Telegraphs President John Bosch head of the Farm ers National Holiday association telegraphed President Roosevelt and Secretary Wallace a plea to end crop restriction Monday night He advised them the situation in western Minnesota and the Dakotas was the worst in history and spreading rapidly He announced his sponsor of farm strikes in 1932 and conduct a series of mass meetings in western Minne sota to discuss the feasibility of stopping feed and seed loan repay ments to the government and halt ing rent payments by farmers whose fields are barren Total Crop LOSB An official Canadian statement told of a total loss of crops in a section of southern Saskatchewan Reports that the drought had seriously lowered the underground water table important source of moisture prompted the geological survey at Washington to launch a study of conditions in the north west Iowa officials prepared to seek aid if the dry weather continued through the week HIGHER TEMPERATURES FORECAST FOR STATE DES MOINES no im mediate relief in prospect Iowa struggled through its fifth consecu tive day of searing heat Temperatures even higher are in prospect for Wednesday the weath er bureau here said predicting fair and continued warm for Tuesday night and the day following There was no rain in sight to re lieve the growing threat to corn crops and the damage to small grains and pastures Nor was there any indication of any decline   

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