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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 8, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 234 Can Lehman Does His Candidacy Imply Weakness of Demos By CHARLES P STEWART AS H IN G T O N cans are trying to convince them selves that the circumstances of Herbert H Leh mans candidacy for reelection to the governorship of New York im ply a conscious ness of weakness on President Roosevelts part The argument is that the presi dent and his ad visors would not have deemed it necessary to bring such tremendous pressure upon Lehman to seeK a third term it they had not felt uneaay concern ins Empire State prospects As the G O P folk profess to see it a gubernatorial nominee ia en titled to count on winning by virtue of a presidential landslide in his partys favor but they do not think it so natural for the presidential as pirant to rely on lesser candidacies to help him A Strong Candidate It is agreed by all politicians that Lehman is strong in New York and had he said in the first place that he proposed to run again most of thorn admit that he would have been a Roosevelt asset But when he did not say it but said contrary it seemg to the critics that the white house tenants best policy would have been to reply that while he appreciated the governor he felt able to take care of him self Instead of which the Roose veltians showed signs of nearpanic and literally implored the New Yorker not to desert them It was good advertising for Leh man it emphasized the value that the Roosevelt supporters place upon his political record and personality It however gives some color to the claim that they are axvare they need all of that kind of aid they can get Can He Carry State Well Lehman yielded But even if he is reelected query the Landonties is it any certainty that he can carry New York tor the democratic national ticket too Governors of New York have been sheriffs throughout the state N W NORTH DAKOTA GETS RAIN Iowa Sheriffs in Hunt for Mythical Bandits AIDED IN QUEST BY MEMBERS OF STATE PATROL Competitive Shoot Held by Officers Attending School at Lake STORY PICTURE PAGE 3 CLEAR of Iowas 99 sheriffs and their assistants were participating Wednesday in a wide spread manhunt to capture some mythical bank bandits in one of the closing events of the program of the annual midsummer school of in struction The large force of officers was as sisted by a few members of the Iowa state highway patrol in its im mense offensive launched to get the An airplane piloted by F C An derson and carrying Jack Steinell of Des Moines was used to hunt down the bandit car Steinell drop ped smoke bombs to indicate the location of bandits vehicle for the pursuing officers Tear gas was to be used to get the mythical robbers to leave their hideout Preceding the manhunt a com petitive shoot was held at a site two miles east of Clear Lake in which most of the attending officers par ticipated Tuesday night consisted solely of an entertainment program as the officers and wives gathered at the North Shore Country club for a Dutch luncheon and dance Hattery on program At Tuesday afternoons program held at the city hall John R Hat tery chief of the Iowa highway pa trol outlineu the close relationship of work of his men and the work of Admits Slaying HEBER L HICKS elected heretofore in years when their national tickets lost the state Al Smith for example rvas elected in a year when his national ticket lost it In turn A lost it for the presidency in a year when Franklin D Roosevelt was elected governor Aew York is a queer state in that respect Most states so nationally and lo cally the same way at the same time New York frequently goes two different ways at the same election Other Candidacies The white house manifests a keen interest in various other candidacies of a local character Illustratively it evidently is strongly behind Henry Horner for reelection in Illinois It wants Frank Murphy to win in Michigan It hints at a democratic indorse ment of Senator James Couzens likewise of Michigan Couzens calls himself a republican but he suits the new deals purposes If he is re elected with a new deal o pre sumably Michican will go new deal The truth is the democrats and republicans respectively do not care much as to who is a democrat or a republican They are interested in the differ ence between pro and anti new dealers Republican Beliefs Republican strategists further more note that president Roosevelt making a speech or so in the south recently took one kind of a tone and In his acceptance speech in Philadelphia a tone of quite another character It was a corking ood speech but it was utterly unlike his southern ones The republicans surmise that he found a deal of Landon enthusiasm in the great open spaces and con sidered it wise to modify his utter ances Indeed they like to believe that hes All this may sound Landonesque It is not intended it simply is what the Landonites are saying The Rooseveltites are getting some breaks too Of paramount importance to the success of the patrol are these three Chief Hattery said First comes the careful selection and training of men for positions on the FAST WORK Honus Wagner baseball idol of a generation ago appeared be fore the sheriffs long enough to take a bow ask their aid in pro moting semipro baseball and re late the brief story of his fling at politics in Pittsburgh a few years ago as an independent candidate for sheriff When I left the counting place to go out for a little bite to he recalled I was lead ing by votes I came back a few minutes later and was trailing by 10 votes Thats how fast they count you out in Pitts lowans Injured as Their Car Tips Over DIXON and Mrs John Ward of Burlington Iowa were in a hospital here Wednesday suffering from serious burns in curred when their automobile over turned on a curve on the Lincoln highway and caught fire Drowned in Illinois STERLING Ack ert 23 a former football player at Community high school drowned Tuesday in the Rock river despite the efforts of three companions to save him The bodv was recovered patrol Second is the cooperation of the courts and of city and coun ty officials Third and of utmosi importance is the cooperation of the In connection with the second item the highway patrol chief rec ommended the establishing of a school of instruction similar to the sheriffs school for every branch of law enforcement officials Have to CoOperate The highway patrol must coop erate with the sheriffs and the sheriffs must cooperate with the patrol if we are to make our state safe for law abiding Chief Hattery concluded Mr Nebergall presented the past presidents award to Frank Buch heit of Carroll who headed the sheriffs organization during the past year Youth 21 Dangerous Horace Tait Superintendent of the drivers license division of the state motor vehicle department re vealed to the sheriffs that accord ing to statistics compiled by his de partment the most dangerous driv er at large upon the highways to day is a youth whose average age is 21 Teaching the public to drive is a matter which will require a well de veloped educational the state man said Latest methods of taking pre serving and classifying fingerprints were described in detail by J S Gladstone superintendent of the identification division of the state bureau of investigation Importance of the preservation of all kinds of evidence found at the scene of a crime was also emphasized by Mr Gladstone Fingerprinting Drivers Significant was Mr Gladstones suggestion that the print of the in dex finger of the right hand be tak en with every application for a BOMB EXPLODES IN DES MOINES Cigar Store Windows Blown Out Glass Shattered in Nearby Buildings DES MOINES of a bomb in front of the Fifth Cigar store here Wednesday blew out windows in the establishment scene of gambling raids in the past and shattered glass in nearby build ings The blast at a was heard throughout the downtown district No one was injured police said Most of the 50 guests in a hotel above the cigar store were awak ened Allie Kiddie who with Clinton Skeets Petty is reputed proprie tor of the cigar store said he could advance no explanation for the bombing Work on Theories Detectives assigned to the case worked on the theories that the bombing either was the initial shot in an intracity fight between pro fessional gamblers or the work of some person who had lost heavily in gambling Several months ago Charles Vel trie and Henry Guardino former Des Moines men asserted they were ordered to return to Chicago by lo cal police who they said claimed the two men planned to muscle in on a gambling setup here 121 Persons Arrested A police vice squad last month raided the Fifth Avenue place and arrested 121 persons including 18 women All but six of them later were released a judge holding that a sign on the buildings front read ing all sporting results en ticed innocent persons inside The bomb apparently was laid or tossed almost in front of the estab lishments front door last night po lice said The explosion tore a hole about 10 inches wide and 18 inches deep in the sidewalk Office windows as high as the fifth floor of the Youngerman build ing directly across the street were shattered MAN CONFESSES HIRING 3 OTHERS TO KILL MILLER Police Hunt Trio Named by Hicks Chauffeur in Cincinnati INDIANAPOLIS CiB Indiana state police began a search Wed nesday for three men whom Cap tain Matt Leach said were named Tuesday night by Heber L Hicks 38 year old Cincinnati chauffeur as the slayers of Harry L Miller retired Cincinnati fire captain Leach announced at Seymour that Hicks had confessed that he employed the three men to kill Miller and said the murder occurred at Millers cottage at New Trenton Ind Millers dismembered body was found in Kentucky recently The torso was found near Eminence and the head and hands im bedded in a box of cement were found in a lake near Carrollton Ky Sister Is Exonerated Hicks confession Leach said ex onerated Miss Flora Miller 66 the murdered mans sister who bad been held by state police for several days and she was released Robbery was the motive for the murder Leach said and he added that Hicks told him he had 000 worth of securities belonging to Miller in a safe in Cincinnati Miller was killed June 11 Hicks told state police but he insisted he was not at the cottage when the murder took place The body minus the head and hands was found on June 19 and he head and hands were found June 28 State police obtained the state ment from Hicks at Seymour Tuesday night after several days of dodging around the state with him j and Miss Miller in an effort to avoid service of a writ of habeas corpus to bring about their release Dismembered in Kentucky The statement said Miller did not die until his slayers were almost to the Kentucky line and the body was dismembered after they reached that state Friends of Miller identified the head and hands and although the murdered mans sister viewed them four times she never made a posi tive identification Several days ago state police ar rested Miss Miller and Hicks when they went to the New Trenton cot tage They denied knowledge of the murder and after a Marion county Indianapolis jailer had permitted an unauthorized interview with Miss Miller Captain Leach moved his prisoners to another jail LOOK INSIDE JOHN D ROCKEFELLER Financiers Birthday Cake Has 97 Candles ON PAGE 2 Jury at Algona Holds Mishap Unavoidable ON PAGE 10 Breaks Out in Decorah Yards ON PAGE 8 Forest City Algona Win in Iowa Semipro Meet ON PAGE 9 3 Sons of President Cruise Maine Coast PORTSMOUTH N sons of President Roosevelt left Wednesday on a short cruise along the Maine coast despite a minor ac cident to their yacht The bow of the Sewanna aboard which the president will join his sons Monday at Pulpit Harbor was dented slightly four feet above the water line Tuesday by a fishing schooner as she lay at a wharf drivers license to aid in establish ing identification Last year in New York City alone more than unidentified bodies were buried while through out the country this figure reached Mr Gladstone said Highway Patrolmen Sam Shaffer Waterloo and Edgar Faber Mason City concluded the afternoon ses sion with a complete demonstration of jiu jitsu and its valuable part in aiding the law enforcement officers n their work Methods of breaking tvery conceivable sort of hold were exhibited as well as safe and effec tive means of disarming holdup men FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wed nesday night and Thursday con tinued warm MINNESOTA Generally fair Wednesday night and Thursday except possibly scattered showers in northwest Thursday not so warm in northwest Wednesday night and in central and north Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 102 Minimum in Night At 8 A M Wednesday 89 Mondays maximum was 3 de grees than Sundays and Tuesdays was 3 degrees lower than Mondays But it was still torridly hot and no relief was in sight Wednesday forenoon when before 9 oclock the mercury had passed the 90 mark Rain is badly if not des perately needed Mason City recorded an even 100 at noon Wednesday and at p m the mercury had dropped back to 99 It was the fourth straight day of 100 or above temperatures here Mississippi River Low ROCK ISLAND engineers pointing out that the Mississippi river is nearing an all time low said only heavy rains can prevent a new low record for the LABOR LEADERS STAGE MEETING To Decide Whether to Wage War to the Knife on John L Lewis WASHINGTON of the American Federation of Labor gathered Wednesday to decide whether to wage war to the knife on John L Lewis and fellow insurg ents engaged in the gigantic strug gle to organize steel workers into a single industrial union Angry accusations from the op posing camps of industrial and craft unionists indicated no peace was in sight in the quarrel threatening to split the A F of L wide apart with profound consequences for the fu ture of organized labor Green Is Spokesman William Green president of the A F of L and spokesman for its dominant faction of craft unionists said bitterly that Lewis unwise policy had produced only division discord and confusion in labor ranks and would benefit only the enemies of organized Lewis United Mine Workers heac and leader of the drive to organize steel workers into a single unit in stead of into various unions accord ing to the craft they work at im mediately flared back Lewis in Reply He said that if the A F of L executive council elects to join with the corporations composing the American Iron and Steel institute in fighting the Lewis group the shame of such a dishonorable action will lie on the heads of Mr Green and his irreconcilable The executive council convening Wednesday at p faced a decision whether to remove Lewis mine workers and 11 other unions from the federation LOSS IN FIRE AT COUNTY HOME AT FLOYD Blaze Starts as Inmates of Institution Are Eating Dinner Wednesday after noon burned the roof badly and caused other damage at the Floyd county home 1 miles south of Floyd Myron Rodemacher member of the county board of supervisors estimated that the total loss from smoke and fire damage was nearly Supt W O Houge said the fire started while the dinner was being served at the home apparently from a spark from the chimney setting fire to the tar on the roof I Smoke and heat damage on the i north side of the building was con I siderable as the wind blew the flames that way and away from outbuildings All Get Out Safely There are 55 inmates of the home i All were taken to safety All furni ture and equipment was also re moved from the home and only a small quantity of bedding was in cluded in the loss Five ventilating shafts run from the basement to the roof and through these the flames made their way burning some of the beds which were set next to them It was when smoke caine through these shafts that the fire was first no ticed The building was erected in 1927 of all brick steel and concrete con struction except for the roof and the doors The expansion of heat cracked several of the cornices and may have damaged one wall From Other Towns The Charles City chemical truck Rockford truck and the Floyd and Rudd volunteer departments came to fight the blaze Dale Keiter fire man of Rudd suffered slight injur ies when one of his feet went through the roof On this same site was the old frame county building which was destroyed 14 years ago in midwin ter when fire equipment could not reach the place because of heavy drifts Until the present structure which is a half mile from the Floyd crossing1 was erected in 1927 the county did not have a home The structure was supposed to be of fireproof construction When the hot tar roof caught fire however the flames spread rapidly it was said Sidelights on Drought BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS heat victims A 350 pound Python died while being exhibited in a carnival side show here Thermometers just outside the tent registered 112 degrees DES MOINES Iowas State house showed effects of heat Wed nesday when a 12 foot strip of tile oil the first floor buckled and cracked The buckling took place just outside the door of the state supreme court clerks office hot the tem peratures are heading for summers highest marks but a group of Pittsburgh men and women is get ing ready for Christmas Sweltering in the heat of a little office they are filling orders for Chritsmas trees They explained the national de mand for pine and cedar trees prob ably wil reach and or ders have to go to Canadian and northern state dealers well in ad vance And they added its only 170 days until Christmas Man of Destiny Is 19th Candidate to Succeed Zioncheck SEATTLE self styled man of John C Peterson a sign painter Wednesday became the nineteenth candidate to oppose Washington states frolicking rep resentative Marion A Zioncheck What Seattle needs is a repre sentative who can relax and take things said Peterson I was thinking of running for governor but I think I would make better ExHeir to Throne of Spain Files Suit to Annul Marriage NEW YORK haemo philia afflicted count of Covadonga one time heir apparent to the Span ish throne Wednesday filed suit in supreme court for annulment of his marriage to his commoner wife Edelmira Sampedro The action brought to a head re peated rumors of domestic discord since the count renounced his right to the Spanish throne to marry the beautiful Cuban The count insisted through his counsel that reports he intended to marry Marta Rocafort daughter of a Havana dentist as soon as his present marriage was dissolved were wholly without Light Firm to Spend 10 Million Dollars ST LOUIS Union Electric Light and Power company which operates a hydroelectric plant at Keokuk Iowa announced plans to spend 10 million dollars in the next year and a half BEEMER the last spring thaw Plum creek for a time was a torrent two miles wide in places Now its dry for the first time in the memory of Cuming county pioneers ST to back yard gardens pet hobbies of many home owners brought home the severity of the drought to city dwellers They discovered their tomatoes cucum bers beans and peas were fired by the heat beyond redemption OAK PARK Superin tendent William Barry discovered some of his streets were oozing into Ihe gutters because of the heat To prevent further loss of the melted asphalt surfacing he sent out a hur ry squad to spread sand of sandflies on the wing during the hot days clung so thickly to window screens in suburban Willemette that ventil ation was cut off A crew working with shovels filled two large dump tiuckswith bodies of fallen insects and took the cargo to the outskirts to be burned ESCANABA faced continued heat today with practically all of its natural ice sup ply lost The ice was destroyed in a fire that levelled the Swan Johnson ice house yesterday one of the hottest days of the summer Milkmen Interfere With CoEds Rest CEDAR FALLS State Teachers college coeds have found a solution to the problem of sleep ing these hot it werent for the milkman They are sleeping out of doors Ending cool spots on the campus nit when the milkman arrives in Jie morning they all scatter for heir dormitories FIVE KILLED IN ARSENAL BLAST Cause of British Explosion and Extent of Damage Not Disclosed LONDON explosion rip ped through the research depart ment of the Royal arsenal at Wool wich Wednesday killing five persons one a department official One other employe was injured seriously Fire departments from the town a metropolitan borough of London aided arsenal squads in combatting flames which broke out after the blast The war department for the time being did not disclose the cause of the explosion at the great arsenal which is a key factor in the em pires huge scheme of defensive re armaments Likewise the extent of the dam age was not known The announcement merely said The war office regrets to an nounce an explosion occurred in the research department of the royal arsenal at Woolwich this afternoon which caused the death offive per U S PUSHES ITS PLAN FOR AID TO FARM FAMILIES Nation Counts 53 Heat Deaths Crop Losses of 300 Million DKOUGHX AT A GLANCE CHICAGO Fifty deaths at tributed to heat as record high temperatures engulf midwest for sixth consecutive day r e s i d e n t Roosevelt presses program to car ry drought ruined farm families and small livestock breed ers through crisis Plans visit to arid areas next month LINCOLN official asserts resourceless fam ilies in Dakotas will starve unless given assistance HAVRE con ference meets to discuss means of coping with worst drought in Montana PUEBLO hail storm damages crops MINOT N were clouded and long awaited rains fall ing at noon Wednesday throughout the extreme northwest section of North Dakota according to reports obtained in Minot by the Great Northern railway According to station agents re ports onehalf inch precipitation dad been registered at Grenora with the showers extending as far east as Wildrose At Crosby and Lignite onefifth inch had fallen and the same amount as far east as Northgate The Great Northern also reported general rains in northeastern Mon tana U S COUNTS AT LEAST 53 DEATHS FROM HEAT CHICAGO nation count ed at least 53 dead Wednesday as record shattering heat engulfed the drought damaged midwest for the sixth consecutive day Crop estimated at approximately ed rapidly under a singeing sun that drove temperatures as high as 120 degrees No relief was sighted Meteorolo predicted instead a continua ion of the fair and torrid weather that has spread death misery and destruction across the midcontinent But desperate western planters some good news President loosevelt swung the government into action behind a program de 7 Soldi ers Killed in Airplane Crash CATRO soldiers in cluding one Canadian were killed early Wednesday when air force troopcarrying plane crashed in landing after night maneuvers Six other occupants of the plane were injured The Canadian was Lieut D E Macintosh of the Canadian signal corps FOUR DAYS IN A ROW The temperature reached the century mark for the fourth day straight in Mason City Wednes day the mercury registering an even 100 at noon and dropping to 99 at p m Other noon read ings in Iowa follow Cedar Rap ids 102 Muscatine 102 Indian ola 99 Spencer 98 Waterloo 98 Iowa City 98 Des Moines 97 Dubuque 97 Keo kuk 97 Sioux City 94 and Coun cil Bluffs 94 signed to carry farm fam ilies and their harassed livestock through the crisis Will Receive Aid He announced at Washington late Tuesday they would receive aid through WPA work and subsis tence loans and grants while small cattle breeders would receive fed eral loans to save their foundation herds The president estimated farm bulk of them in the Dakotas Minnesota Wyoming and in need of some form of immediate cash relief He said were being employed on WPA well digging dam building and farmtomarket road construc tion projects at an average week wage of He disclosed men were being hired daily in South Dakota in North Dako tta 800 in Minnesota and between 300 and 400 in Montana Mr Roosevelt said subsistence loans would be advanced to families through the resettlement administration in addition to already receiving such aid To Visit Dust Means of assisting others must be worked out He also announced plans to ad just dust bowl farmers to new en terprises Next month the president said he would visit the dust the Dakotas and possibly Minnesota to gauge the progress of the program Earlier the agriculture depart ment named 97 emergency coun ties in the arid areas of the Dako tas Montana and Wyoming Feder al relief will be concentrated upon them The AAA also 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