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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME E R IS MEM I V T OF I i un THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII flVK CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIM SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FKIDAY JULY 17 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 242 Public Given Tax Exhibits Manufacturers Out to Show Cost of New Deal By CHAKLES V STEWART ASHINGTON C P A In dustrial leaders have shown a remarkable un animity lately in letting the pub lic know just how heavily tax ation is repre sented in the prices they are compelled to charge or so they say for the products they market in their various different lines Quite a series of such articles has been appearing recently and more its stated on reliable indus trial authority are to come Now the question is Did the industrialists think up this idea among themselves or was it put into their heads by the new G O Pmanagement It is excellent republican propa ganda anyway Its purpose obviously is to le consumerdom know the price it s paving for the new deal It takcd the campaign into the It is made conceivable that it the overshadowing the seasons presidential MASON CITYAN KILLED IN CRASH homes will be issue of contest Indirect Tax Unknown The average individual has small appreciation when he makes a purchase what percentage of tns price he pays goes to the tax col lector because most of the collec tion is so indirect and roundabout Throughout all history it has been the policy of governments to iraintain this system of indirection to avoid irritating the 90 per cent or more of folk who foot the bill and cast the votes Its a vast service to the masses to enlighten v them as to the fashion in whicn fc they have been befooled Those who are doing the en doubtless are actuated K by ho altruistic motive thfe Kpast they vtheioselyeB have profited by concealed taxation Just now however it suits their f ends to expose the cheat Can We Afford It example it is disclosed that CiVhe lions share of many a price Vnich the consumer pays goes to L tax gatherer rather than to ft companys workers 5 stockholders or its executives nigh salaried though they may be This doubtless was true in pre depression days but it seems to be even more emphatically true now with new deal expenditures The new dealers story is that the country can afiord higher taxes to day than ever before on the ground that national income is increasing but the point is arguable In any event no one likes higher taxes which apparently are inevi table It also is contended by the new dealers that at the worst taxation is not proportionately as to natural resources and population as high as in England Comparison Questionable The comparison is questionable Englands tax is one tax Here taxation is federal state and local And state and local taxation are reflections to a great extent of federal taxation policies Theyre interwoven and may in the aggre gate be higher than Englands How much taxation America cau stand is a matter of opinion President Roosevelt quoting un identified bankers assumes that the national indebtedness safely can reach 70 billions Senator James Couzens of Mich igan generally accepted as a com petent financier puts the figure at 40 billions quite a range in bil lions And the debt already is half way between 30 and 40 bil lions It is a debt which of course will have to be met in taxes Wheaton Appeals to Iowa Supreme Court From Death Sentence DES MOINES B Wheaton Rapid City S Dak youth sentenced to be hanged Sept 10 1937 for the robberymurder of Henry Plummer Council Bluffs ser vice station operator appealed to the Iowa supreme court Friday from the death sentence mm HURT FATALLY WHEN CAR HITS TRAIN Vision Thought Obscured by Dust From Auto Just Ahead J W Stennctt 45 traveling salesman from Mason City was killed Thursday evening at Hobar ton two miles west of Algona when he struck an eastbound Milwaukee passenger train He drove his auto around a car which had stopped while the train was passing and it was believed dust raised by the first car prevented him from seeing the train The accident occurred about oclock Mr Stennett was driving south in a Plymouth coupe The road was gravel but because it was dry and dusty Mr and Mrs D D Paxson of Al gona had stopped their car at the crossing at the village of Hobarton They told officers that another car which was the one occupied by Mr Stennett came from the rear and drove around them smashing into the train not far from the rear Train Did Not Stop Because the accident occurred some distance from the locomotive he crew of the train which did not stop did not know of the accident until near Algona E B Joslyn wireman for the Western Union at Mason City was a passenger on the train and was asleep at the time of the accident He noted dirt had been thrown on him and said some ofthe other passengers realized an accident had occurred and notified train officials but the train was then nearly in Algona Force of thecrashtore tie motor from the Stennett car and threw it a distance of 30 feet The car was demolished Mr Stennett lived 10 or 15 minutes after the accident but died before an ambulance arrived Body in Mason City Mr Stennett suffered a broken back badly mangled hip and severe cuts on the body The body was taken to the Merritt funeral honlfl at Algona and brought later Thurs day night to the Randall funeral home at Mason City H B White justice of the peace served as acting coroner at the ac cident and announced an inquest will be held Friday night at his of fice in Algona Other officers who went to the scene of the accident were Mayor C F Specht of Algona H A Van Alstyne city officer at Algona and Supervisor Joe McDon Car Hits Train Heat Wave Enters Third Week in Iowa W STENNETT ASKS CLEANUP OF SIOUX CITY Mayors Telephone Appeal to State Reported by OConnor DES MOINES Gen Edward L OConnor said Friday Mayor W D Hayes of Sioux City in a telephone conversation asked that the attorney generals office help clean up the bad law enforce ment situation in Sioux City OConnor said he is delaying ac tion on the request pending a de cision by the executive council on whether it would authorize payment of Fred Free special assistant at torney general to investigate liquor and gambling conditions in Sioux City from Appointed Last Winter Free a Sioux City lawyer ap pointed secretly by OConnor last winter said recently he had gath ered evidence with which to smash a liquor protection ring leading to some enforcement officials at Sioux City He asked that a grand jury be reconvened to hear the evi dence but no action was taken on the request I filed a request the exe ald Mr Stennett was salesman for the Proctor and Gamble company Surviving Mr Stennett are his wife Rosa Mason City and moth er Mrs Cathryn Stennett Latham 111 and two brothers Ellis Sten nett Latham 111 and Delmas Stennett Mattoon 111 and one sis ter Mrs Ruby Meister Mount Pa laski 111 Funeral services will be held at the Randall funeral home at 10 oclock Saturday morning with the Rev C E Flynn pastor of the First M E church in charge of services Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body is at the Ran dall funeral home cutive council for funds to continue the employment of Mr Free on a per diem basis OConnor said The reason was that the attorney generals office contingent fund is not in a shape with which to meet the expense Sum Cut Down The comptroller and governor approved an attorney generals con tingent fund estimate of ex penditures for the next three months Originally the sum sug gested was 52000 but a change THREE POWERS IN AGREEMENT Great Britain Belgium and France Form Accord for Discussion PARIS Locarno pow ers seeking to reconstruct the Euro pean peace framework reached agreement Friday on three points tor a prospective discussion Great Britain France and Bel gium have formed an accord in formed sources said on these points 1 Representatives of the three powers will meet next Wednesday in a compromise session 2 The meetingwill concern itself with an exchange of views rather than detailed consideration of the Locarno question thrust before the signatories by Adolf Hitlers re occupation of the Rhineland last March 3 The French and British will publish a statement before the meet ing to assure Germany and Italy the conference is not directed against them The object and scope of the par ley these sources declared are to penitentiary at Fort Madison was be announced to ease any suspicions raptured while hiding in tall grass i of Hitler and Premier Mussolini at the edge of St Peter and held I which might cause Germany and or Iowa authorities Italy to draw even closer together Wheaton arrested Nebr pleaded guilty Omaha shooting Plummer to death June 11 after he kidnaped and robbed him He was sentenced by Judge John P Tinley District Newman Held for Iowa ST PETER Minn Newman fugitive from the Iowa was made before the final total esti mate was made Since his appointment Free has received for salary and ex penses of himself and investigators and has filed a bill for more than S800 yet unpaid Customarily the compensation of special assistants to the attorney general is a day for appearance in court and a day for briefing and preparation of cases HAVES SAYS REQUEST MADE BEFORE RAID SIOUX CITY W D Hayes said Friday a request to Atty Gen Edward L OConnor for assistance in cleaning up law en forcement conditions here was made several days ago and before three police officers Thursday night raided an alleged gambling room at the West hotel and arrest ed 17 persons including Joe Siegel under conviction for manslaughter There is no justification for the conditions that exist here said the mayor Of course I dont have the time to stand arouund on street corners and check condi tions I can only demand that the responsible officers do their duty We cannot tolerate conditions here that would be intolerable else Murphy Body Taken Home to Dubuque DUBUQUE body of United States Senator Louis Mur phy fatally injured in a Wisconsin automobile accident was returned to his home here Friday The funeral will be held Monday In DCS Moincs meanwhile political eaders cast about for candidates to run for the vacant senatorial post in the November election Senator Murphy died of injuries suffered when fbe car he was driv ing left the road two miles north of Bloomer Wis overturned and pinned its occupants beneath Mrs Murphy and Hr and Mrs F W Woodward of Dubuque were in jured but after receiving treatment in a hospital were expected to re turn home Friday The accident was caused by a blowout on the Wood ward car which Murphy was driv The party was returning from a weeks outing at a camp near Hay ward Wis Senator Murphy died in an ambulance enroute to a Chippewa Falls hospital Candidates for election to Mur phys senatorial post which expires Jan 20 1939 will be nominated in state party conventions in Des Moines next week A democratic candidate for the short term will be nominated by the democratic state convention to be held Thursday while a recalled re publican convention to be held July 25 will nominate a republican candi date KKASCHEL WILL NOT BE CANDIDATE FOB SENATE DES MOINES Gov Nels Kraschel said Friday that under no clrcumsatnces will he be a candidate for the United States senate vacancy caused by the death of Senator Louis Murphy The lieutenant governor demo cratic nominee for governor in the November general election had been mentioned among possible candidates I was nominated for governor and I will run for governor he said I consider my nomination the mandate of the party on the office for which I was to run FOUR SENATORS NAMED TO ATTEND FUNERAL WASHINGTON IT Appoint ment by Vice President Garner of a committee of four senators to at tend the funeral of Senator Louis Murphy of Iowa was announced Friday by Chesley W Jurney the senate sergeantatarms They were Senators Dickinson of Iowa Walsh of Massachusetts DUNN MAY SEEK NOMINATION FOR POST IN SENATE Statement May Be Made After Funeral of Murphy Both democratic and republican delegates in Cerro Gordo county Friday began consideration of can didates they will support as succes sors to Senator Deterich of Wisconsin Illinois and Duffy of Lily Pons to Marry Andre Kostelanetz When She Has Time NEW YORK Pons is going to marry Andre Kostelanetz the little opera star hinted Friday as soon as they find the time Neither of us has anv time to get married complained Miss Pons who has had only three months va cation in five years In the next breath she added If someday he has the will have the time Kostelanet blond blueeyed or chestra conductor ana pianist is the preferred person she admit ted 1 LOOK INSIDE M J LYONS M J Lyons Prominent Laundry Operator Dies ON PAGE 2 Halverson Pioneer of St Ansgar Is Dead ON PAGE 11 Overcome in Fighting Fire Barn Destroyed E G DUNN Louis Murphy at the two state conventions to be held at Des Moines next week The possibility that E G Dunn United States iistrict attorney and prominent in owa democratic politics for 25 years or more vvould enter the race for the dem ocratic nomina Townsend Tries to Oust Corner Smith Fight Seen Evidence of Among Leaders of Move Noted lion for senator entered the picture Friday Mr Dunn however made no statement His friends stated that in event Mr Dunn decides to seek the nomination a statement on the matter will be forthcoming after Senator Murphys funeral Monday Ray Murphy national commander of the American Legion who has been prominently mentioned as a candidate for the office also has maay friends in this section of the state George Ludeman chairman of the democratic county central commit KNUDSON SUGGESTS FRANCIS JOHNSON In commenting on the un timely death of United States Senator Louis Murphy H M Knudson state representative suggested that as his successor Iowa an agricultural state would do well to consider Fran cis Johnson president of the Iowa Farm Bureau federation Mr Johnsons long experi ence as a practical farmer his intimate acquaintance with farm organizations his splendid rec ord as a legislator and his high personal standing should make him a most desirable republican candidate Mr Knudson stated ON PAGE It tee stated the Cerro Gordo delega tion had not been called into caucus on the matter The county republican delegation which is being recalled to a special convention at Des Moines was at work Friday on what action to take on candidates for the nomination of that party L L Raymond county committee chairman stated Mason Cityans mentioned at Des Moines as possible candidates for the republican nomination included Hanford MacNider and Ray F Clough The democratic convention will be held at Dts Moines Thursday July 23 The special republican conven tion will be on Saturday July 25 CLEVELAND of dissension among leaders of the old age pension movement became evident Friday witha statement by Dr Francis E Townsend that I do not consider Gomer Smith any longer a member of our organiza tion Gomer Smith an Oklahoman has been a national vice president of the Townsend movement In Oklahoma city today J F Nighswander district Townsend leader in that state said that if Smith is removed well just secede and form an Oklahoma Townsend club of our own Gomer Smith delivered a speech late Thursday at the Townsend na tional convention in which he at tacked Father Charles E Coughlin who earlier had called President Roosevelt a betrayer and liar Attacks Ireachcr Smith The Oklahoman also attacked the Rev Gerald L K Smith leader of the sharcthcwealth movement and a Townsend director Gomer Smith said he was for Roosevelt Thursday night Dr Townsend said he wanted Gomer Smith to rc jn Dr Townsend was asked whether his statement meant Gomer Smith it out It docs answered Dr Town send It was learned that Dr Town send submitted an ultimatum to the board of directors that either Smith must go or he Dr Townsend would resign The directors dis cussed the situation further Friday afternoon Previously some board members had indicated that no action would be taken during the convention on Dr Townsends proposal that Corner Smith be ousted Gomer Smith has many friends among the delegates but Townsend leaders were deter mined that the matter should not reach the convention floor Man Stumping Tour Earl Anderson head of the Texas delegation said that his states delegation had adopted a resolution protesting any convention speeches attacking the president of the Uni ted States Another resolution he said asked that Gerald L K Smith be restrained from speaking in Texas Meanwhile Dr Townsend worked on plans for a stumping tour with his new allies Father Coughlin the Rev Gerald Smith and William Lemke in behalf of Lemkes presi dential candidacy Townsend announced Thursday night that he and the other three would join in public addresses for the new union party ticket Al though details have not been ar ranged said the pension chieftain they expect to visit New York Chicago New Orleans St Louis Philadelphia and possibly Sau Francisco Carried to Chair MKSFRANCES CKEIGHTON PEACE SOUGHT IN A F OF L Signs of Compromise Seen in War Between Two Factions WASHINGTON ma neuvers were underway Friday in the American Federation of Labor For the first time in months la bor observers saw signs of a com promise settlement of the war be tween the federations craft and in dustrial union factions The first of these was the A F of L executive councils decision to delay suspension of the United Mine Workers and 11 other unions allied in the committee for indus trial organization Significant also was the propos al of a definite compromise plan at an unheralded conference Repre sentatives of both factions sat in The compromise would have the industrial unionists abandon the committee for industrial organiza tion and limit to steel autos and rubber their proposal to bring all the workers in each big industry into one big union lowan Killed When Thrown From Grader CORYDON Van Pelt 52 of Corydon was killed Fri day when he was thrown from a grader A county employe he was working on a project seven miles west of here 77zWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday somewhat warmer in northeast and south central portions Friday night and in east Saturday not so warm in nortlnvest Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair in south occasional local thunder showers probable in north Friday night and Saturday somewhat cooler in northwest Friday night and in west Saturday IN MASON CIFf GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S a m Friday Maximum Thursday 105 Minimum in Night 70 At 8 A M Friday 87 With Friday starting out at 8 oclock in the morning with a tem perature of 87 degrees 4 degree5 warmer than at the corresponding time Thursday Mason Cityans looked forward to another hot day The mercury had mounted to the 101 mark well before noon Friday reached at 1 p m and had climbed In 1Q at 2 oclock DIES FOR POISON EGGNOGMURDER First Person in Sing Sing History Ever Carried to Execution OSSINING N Y Frances Creighton electrocuted for he poison eggnog murder of Mrs Ada Appelgate was the first person n Sing Sing prisons history ever carried to the electric chair Semicomatose her head lolling against the back of a wheel chair Urs Creighton was trundled into the death chamber late Thursday ht and executed along with Ever ett C Appelgate husband of the slain woman Appelgate in contrast calmly walked in unassisted two minutes after Mrs Creighton was pro nounced dead He faced witnesses o protest his innocence and invok ed Divine mercy for the district at torney who had prosecuted him Proclaims His Innocence Before 1 die gentlemen I want to say that I am absolutely inuo ent of this crime I pray that God have mercy on the soul of Martin W Littleton of Nassau county Ap pelgate said Finished he cleared his throat sat down and was put to death four minutes after Mrs Crcigntons wheel chair had first appeared in the death chamber door Littleton the district attorney Appelgate referred to said when told of the condemned mans last words The law has taken its course Sing Sings Warden Lewis E Lawes said the unparalleled proce dure of wheeling the 38 year old wo man to the chair was decided upon only after she had said she could not rise from her prison cot unas sisted Had Feigned Paralysis A special medical commission ap pointed by Gov Herbert Lehman to investigate Mrs Crcightons condi tion had reported that hysterical fear had caused her to feign par alvsis of her lower limbs and vocal cods The condemned man and woman were convicted of having poisoned a nourishing drink and given it to Appelgates 268 pound wife The Creighton and Appelgate families had shared a bungalow in Baldwin Long Island Mrs Creighton was the sixth wo man to be electrocuted in Sing Sing since the chair was put into opera tion in 1891 DEATH TOLL FOR STATE 398 WITH NO RELIEF SEEN North Part of Drought Area to Get Rams Cooler Weather DKOUGHTHEAT AT A GLANCE bureau predicts cooler scattered showers for northern central states but sees only continued heat and no rain for greatest por tion of parched middlewcst and northwest heat deaths near 1 400 mark AAA an nounces that it ig prepared to start buying of cattle at three cents next Monday if drought area farmers arc forced to dispose of cattle in unusually large num bers ALTON Mississippi river runs a temperature of 92 degrees setting an all time rec ord CENTRALIA ami hail accompanying sudden down pour causes property damage as southern Illinois gets relief from drought resettle ment administration announces plan to buy four million acres in the drought stricken northwest in its land use adjustment program corn futures advanced four maxi mum for any one days as CupricatinK Thursdays limit rise but trading cut the gain about in half DES each rainless day reduces potential Iowa corn yield a bushel an acre U S Taxes Paid by Liquor Board DES MOINES Iowa liquor control commission reported Friday it had paid the federal inter nal revenue collector 53300 in fed eral liquor taxes nt the rate of yjr each for the 132 state liquor now in operation MASON CITV MERCURY OVER 100 MAItK AGAIN The death dealing heat wave ad vanced its human toll in Iowa Fri day to 398 as it entered the third week of its relentless reign Mason Citys temperature reached 105 degrees at 2 oclock Friday af ternoon after mounting to 101 well before noon Relief from the suns baking rays continued remote and temperatures ain climbed to the upper brackets which have been common since the hot spell began It was the fifteenth successive day of 100 degree marks in the state Slight Drop in West The weather bureau at Des Moines said readings in northeastern Iowa which was not so hot as the rest of the state Thursday advanced a bit Friday A slight drop in western and northwestern readings is in pros pect for Saturday Sac Citys 110 degrees was Thursdays state top while reading1 elsewhere generally were over the century mark In northeast Iowa thermometers slipped down to the upper 90s with readings of 98 at Dubuque and Davenport Again there was no rain reported and none was in prospect Friday Agricultural authorities kept watch on the race the corn crop is running with the heat Lower temperatures must come soon to prevent general damage they agreed Some Infants Die Heat deaths during the baking day and sultry night continued nu merous Many of the victims were persons over 70 years of age but the deaths of some infants have been reported Physicians at the University of Iowa childrens hosoilal said about 60 infants twice the usual number arc in the hospital Most of the cases arc attributable to the heat thry said cautioning parents not In at tempt to nllow children to become chilled by too rapid cooling methods The state heat death toll already has exceeded the number of Iowa leaths from appendicitis state public health records showed Additional deaths included E C Hautt 68 Kanawha Mrs Catherine Flater 48 Parkersburg Mrs Cyril Formanek 56 Britt Frank Urban rS Crcsco Mrs Rusha L Egloff 78 Cresco and Miss Alice Austin G5 Charles City 4400 DEAD IN V S AS BLAZING HEAT CONTINUES CHICAGO sun in a cloudless sky glared down on the vast swelter belt of the mid west Friday in continuation of its 15 day heatdrought siege Loss of human life still mounted Crop dam age estimated at more than a bil lion dollar several days ago roe And no general relief was siaht rrl Weather Forecaster 1 R Lloyd held lit some hope or th   

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