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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 21, 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 SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 21 1936 THIS PAPBB CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 245 U S Fight on Drought Heavy Losses Seen in Spring Wheat Harvest 2 PROVINCES SEIZED BY REBELS EDITORS NOTE This Is the third and final article by Charles P Stewart on S govern ments efforts to combat the drought Smith Will Make Known His Views Bv CHARLES I STEWART WASHINGTON CPAi Early in the year iho c r o p yield throughout t h e major part of agrarian a io a s of th VniteU States promised to bo the avor turned No one except the farmers di rectly concerned paid much atten tion Full and plen was promised for autumn harvest Almost over re changed A sinis tie crop kaleido scope The green o growing Stains the wifow proroising fat ears cf ar rnaize turned brown lie black Then the shadow jonMd now it darkens with dieter tar S3 per cent of cur aiow and adds millions to heavy relief rolls Striking and spread to the south ami heaviest on Alabama Georgia L the south but aloo keenly felt in Virginia Tennessee Kentucky the Carolina The scope of ac of tie works progress admiu istratior expanded to meet the ne of the hour Crop Losses Mount Fisurts on crop losses here as as the other affected sections of little value for they are growing worse hour by hs press departments of all the agencies involved have lost characteristic Washington Urror and have taken on zp of the city room of a big with a four alarm fire and a murder breaking sim Back HAMILTON WELL PLEASED WITH HIS ATTITUDE Hollister Says Landon Would Improve U S Banking Laws CHICAGO prediction that former Gov Alfred E Smith will make known his views during tht coming campaign was made by John D M Hamilton republican national committee chairman as returned Tuesday from a conference with the New York democrat Hamilton said he did not care to so into detail about how former Governor Smith will participate a though explaining that this was cue of the subjects when the two met suddenly Monday ta New York I was very pleased with his gen eral the Kansan told re porters Hamilton did not say whether Smith would take the stump under the auspices of the republican cam pain The republican chairman said instead that it would be presump tuous for him to discuss under what circumstances and auspices Smith would speak SMITH REFUSES TO MAKE ANY COMMENT NEW YORK E Smith said Tuesday he conferred Monday with John D M Hamilton chairman of the republican national committee but he refused to com ment upon a published report by thj Baltimore Sun that he would not campaign for Gov Alf M Landon All Ive got to say Snun said is that I met Hamilton yes terday Further than that I haven t got anything to say about SAYS G O P NOMINEE WOULD MAKE SURVEY TOPEKA survey looking toward simplification and improvement of federal banking laws was projected by Representa tive John B Hollister of Ohio Tues day as a possibility if Gov Alf M Landon wins the presidency Hollister the ranking republican member of the house banking corn corps of techni mittee conferred twice with Landon of aU the activity is concern of Franki D Roosevelt His first move vas a conference with Aubrey Wil assistant WPA administra tor and Rexford G Tugwell re settlement administrator Harry Hopkins administrator oj of town at the time Malcolm Miller representing the WPA had beer sent to Alabama to take charge of field work for the Tugwell Flies West with cal assistants flew to the blighted regions to set up an organization on the ground During the conference signifi cant figures were disclosed bu more staggering than those relating to spring wheat acreage Of the 241 million acres seeded wheat was growing on merely acres Had expectation of the 1936 wheat crop been realized JT would still have been the fourth smallest since the smallest uciuiiii6 crops were those of the last threw siinpiification and improvement preceding years In 1933 34 and Not Considered crop was below average the carryover from shrunken Senator Murphys Body Lies in State Before Dubuque Funeral OTHER PICTURES ON PAGE 5 Naturally each was correspondingly which brings us into a drought year with less wheat in the bin than we have had for a tlecade Uncle Sam Only Hope The grain phase of the drought naturally assumes a place of first consideration but the livestock as pect is no less important Bacon and ham promise to crowd pats de foi grass off the luxury menu and a teebone steak dinner will probably rate page one in 1937 Why joke about a matter so se riou Well why not Crying about it will not butter any par snips Even the stockmen moving their cattle by grace of the rail roads lowered freight rates and sometimes no rate at all out ot stricken areas joke about it in Good Spirits Once we drove our cattle to mar ket rattlin1 along on th hoof so th beef could be shipped Now we ship out cattle too weak to rattle a hoof on the say the stockmen Well maybe well find grazin for th critters so we wont try to butch er th shadders mistakin em for cows Maybe The only way to find out is to give it a and they laugh That is the spirit in which the drought blight is taken field agents report Indomitable and alive so long as theres breath in them They figure that old Pharaoh has been dead this many a long year and Joseph no longer interprets dreams If they are to beat the drought they must help Uncle Sam help them Hes their only hope Hit by Car Killed MOUNT AYR Leslie of Bailey was killed when struck by a car driven by L W BoSWOrth of DCS Mninfts OF YOUR BUSINESS Dr Townsend Walks Out on Deposition Hearing in Wrights Suit BULLETIN CLEVELAND Fran cis E Townsend who walked out of a deposition hearing on the Townsend plan Tuesday a lew hours later was stopped in East Cleveland by a deputy sheriff on a citation for contempt of court and returned to Cleveland CLEVELAND Francis E Townsend walked out of a deposi tion hearing on the Townsend plan Tuesday telling Benjamin F Sacha row attorney conducting the hear ing its none of your Sacharow was taking The operation of our national I in a suit ne Friday in behalf Monday as the republican candidate put finishing touches on the word address in which he will acccpt the nomination Thursday night At the conclusion of the talks on bank ing and currency Hollister said in a statement I was particularly interested to talk over with him the matter of a nonpartisan commission of experts on banking to begin as soon as pos sible a basic sludy of all our federal banking laws with a view to their fication and Laws Not Considered banks of the federal reserve system Q1 the Rev Alfred J Wright of Cleveland deposed Townsend re gional leader He had asked Dr Townsend concerning advertise and of the Federal Deposit Insur ance corporation are closely inter related but frequently laws govern ing one of these establishments are passed without proper consideration of their effect on others Leading to conflicts and ambiguities In ad dition experience has shown us that there are many ways in which bank ing may be improved by additional The Ohio republican said the com mission might well be patterned after the Aldrich commission of 25 years ago out of whose delibera tions the federal reserve system Hollister said he and Landon also discussed the various currency ex periments of the Roosevelt adminis tration the disadvantageous effect of new deal monetary policies on our international trade and on business generally and wasteful govern ment expenditure whose continueo unbalancing of the budget not only weakens the position of the federal reserve banks and member banks but also brings nearer every day the fear either of currency inflation or unbridled credit Very Well I found Governor Landon to be very well informed on all these sub HolHster said not only with respect to their legislative history but in their bearing on our present national Governor Landon welcomed his family home Tuesday from a Colo rado vacation A close adviser said Landons ac ceptance speech would deal compre hensively with some half dozen of the major issues of the day giving his general views on others and leav ing some for detailed discussion later He said there would be no bitter criticism of any class or ments for pills appearing in a weekly Townsend publication As Dr Townsend left the attor neys office his attorney Sheridan Downey asserted its another Wrights suit named Dr Town send and other officers of the Town send organization as plaintiffs and asked removal of Dr Townsend and trustees of old age revolving pen sions accounting for more than in the organizations funds and appointment of new trustees and a receiver Sacharow threatened to have Dr Townsend cited for contempt by common pleas court if the pension leader did not return today Dr Townsend said he intended to go to Erie to keep a speaking engagement tonight Deckhand Drowns in Mississippi River BURLINGTON E Yoe 48 Dubuque deckhand on the barge line towboat Weeks fell over board off that vessel near Prince ton Iowa above the Le Claire docks Tuesday and was drowned 4 Year Old Girf at Clinton Hurt Fatally CLINTON Waite 4 year old daughter of Perry Waite of Clinton died in a hospital shortly after she was struck by a truck driven by R O Holle of Clinton Her head crushed the child never regained consciousness Low Cost Model Home Will Be Built at Ames Alumni of Iowa College to Finance Construction AMES Iowa State col lege alumni association it was learned Tuesday has agreed to fi nance construction of a model home here to demonstrate the prac ticability of low cost homes for persons in thelower income brack ets Prof J E Davidson head of the agricultural engineering depart ment said a college committee of which Davidson is chairman is completing plans for a masonry house withfour rooms and a Construction is expected to begin this fall The committee expects to spend not more than on the house figuring a family can afford to spend twice its annual income in building a home Families with in comes around the a year class are expected to reap the most benefit from the demonstrations project Dr R M Hughes former presi dent of the college who resigned to devote his time to teaching and other work is chief sponsor of the project A committee of experts will de sign furnish and supervise con struction of the house Other mem bers of the committee A H Kim ball head of the architectural engineering department Joanne Hansen head of the applied art de partment Frank Kerekes profes sor of civil engineering 0 G Woody of the architectural engin eering department Louise J Feet head of the household equipment department and Henry Giese pro fessor f agricultural engineering Farm Buildings Are Destroyed by Fire WATERLOO of un determined origin early Tuesday caused loss estimated at at the A R McMillin farm four miles northeast of Waterloo A two sheds 20 tons ofhay three horses and two calves were destroyed LOOK INSIDE JOHN L LEWIS To Decide What to Do on A F of L Trial ON PAGE 2 Wave of Butter Thefts Reported in North Iowa ON PAGE 14 Texas Exposition Is Damaged by Storm DALLAS Anderson chief of operations estimated dam age at the Texas Centennial exposi tion totaled at least as a re sult of a terrific wind and rain storm nisrht which struck here Monday Grain Market Soars During Closing Trade ON PAGE 12 Stalled Car Struck by Engine at Bradford ON PAGE 5 SweaCityWlilHold Two Day Celebration ON PAGE 8 12 Killed 32 Hurt When Hit by Train BUCHAREST Rumania Police Tuesday reported 12 persons dead and 32 injured when a train pulling into the station at Secureni Bessarabia plowed into a throng of passengers which had overflowed on to the track HEAT WAVE NOT TO RETURN YET Warmer Weather and Fair Skies Seen for Iowa on Wednesday DES MOINES weather man Tuesday after a night which saw the temperature sink as low as 54 predicted warmer weather and fair skies for Iowa no return of the heat wave at least for the time being It apparently has rained itself out he reported and the sun will get to work again but the mercury is expected to halt short of 100 both Tuesday as well ag Wednesday The rain which swept into the state Sunday night on the heels of windstorms to break the heat wave which held the state in its grip since July 3 continued Monday Rainfall Is Reported Rainfall reports included Albia 83 Denison 35 Esther ville 50 Grinnell 47 Grundy Cen ter 20 Harlan 22 Marengo 18 Marshalltown 37 Monona 22 Newton 14 Osceola 37 Prim ghar 25 Mondays rain coupled with Sun day nights fall made more than an inch of moisture in two days at many points which with cooler weather halted damage to the corn crop and fitted it to stand more heat 97 States High e The high temperature reported to the weather bureau for Monday was 97 at Clarinda It was one of few reports of 90 degree or higher read ing however for moat of Iowa re veled in 80 to 90 degree maximums and pulled up the blankets Monday night as the mercury sank into the sixties Mondays rain was accom panied by hail and strong winds which did additional damage at some points Near Spencer the wind and hail cut a 14 mile path through the fields At Odebolt part of the roof of the Einapahr building was blown away Several farm outbuildings near Denison were blown down MONDAY RAIN RAISES TOTAL TO 104 INCHES NEW here Monday totaled 15 of an inch to bring the total over the weekend to inches The rain was gen eral over the county except in the extreme southwest corner at Nash ua where only a light rain f ellCorn up to the present time has not been damaged to a great extent and may be a normal crop providing the wea ther is normal during the next six weeks Drought Not Yet Shaken in Big Area CHICAGO 13 Reports that recent rains had failed to shake the drought in a wide area of the corn and cattle belt centered at tention of federaland state offi cials Tuesday on a long range pro gram for relieving the stricken dwellers Observers in such typical drought ravaged states as Nebraska Mis souri Oklahoma Montana Illi noise and the Dakotas said that in much of their territories the rain fall either came too late or was insufficient to counteract the ef fects of prolonged aridity At Washington the works prog ress administration announced au thorization of drought refief jobs in North Dakota South Da kota Montana Minnesota Wyo ming and Colorado and in the south Men at Work WPA officials asserted 350 water conservation projects in the western states already had put 150 men to work providing almost the sole source of employment for needy farmers All approved pro jects the announcement said would be completed requiring an average of five months The resettlement administration distributing in direct sub sistence grants to farmers ex plained its general plan called for the removal of hardhit families to fertile land as close as possible to their former homes The federal surplus commodities corporation reported the shipment of 777 carloads of food and 175 carloads of livestock feed for dis tribution ia drought areas and in cooperation with the North Da kota welfare board arranged for the shifting of sheep from arid areas to more fertile grazing in the northeastern part of the state Data on Surpluses The livestock feed agency of the agriculture departments Kansas City economics bureau marshaled data on surpluses and shortages with a view to arranging pur chases of cattle where deemed necessary Federal Agricultural Statistician Leslie M Carl said after a week end survey that probably more than half of the corn crop in Iowas western counties was damaged be yond recovery despite rains but that the precipitation would help produce abundant forage Crop ob servers expected corn to revive elsewhere in the state but predicted reduced yields In Nebraska the rains were de scribed as insufficient so far to relieve the drought condition and farmers said it was too late to re plant corn and feed crops Helped by Kain Officials said the southern Min nesota corn belt was helped by rain but that the extent of the relief could not be estimated pending fur ther observation of crops State Resettlement Director How ard Wood said North Dakota rains were negligible from a cash crop viewpoint The department of agriculture added Omaha to the list of centers for government purchasing of cat tle Chicago St Paul and Sioux City Iowa already had been desig nated as purchasing points Weather deaths during the heat SAN U S EMBASSYS SITE CAPTURED Peasants and Workers of Spain Battle to Save Republic Copyright 1930 by The Aiswialed VERA thousand victorius rebels from Pamplona preceded by machine gunning war planes seized the ancient Basque provinces of Guipuzcoa and Na varre Tuesday night with many loyal defenders reported slain The insurgents poured into San Sebastian site of the United States summer embassy after planes had raked the streets with machine gun fire and after many had fallen in fighting outside the city Casualties in the two provinces were estimated to exceed 50 Main Column Expected The main column of Gen Emilio Molas rebel army was expected in San Sebastian on the heels of the advance guard Ambassador Claude G Bowers of the United States and other American diplomats have been re ported in a summer residence at San The rightist rebels swept into San Sebastian after many had been killed and wounded in bitter fight ing outside the city Martial law was proclaimed by the victorious insurgents through out both provinces Civil Governors Flee The occupying column of rebels numbered approximately more than of whom were cavalrymen The civil governors of the two provinces fled into France After seizing San Sebastian and Vera the rebels began encircling Irun where communist and social ist squad leaders were frantically wave which accompanied drought were counted at the FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday rising tempera ture Tuesday night except in ex treme southeast portion warm er Wednesday MIAJMUSOXA Generally lair 1uesday night and Wednesday warmer in north Tuesday night and in east and south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 84 Minimum in Night 56 At 8 A M Tuesday 76 Rainfall Trace After three weeks of nocturnal sweltering it was a delight for Ma son City to have to pull up a blan ket or two in the early hours Tues day The minimum of 56 was the lowest recorded since June 24 But still the need for a soaking rain is 1 unsatisfied constructing barricades on all out lying roads French authorities at Hendaye just across the border summoned 100 mobile guardsmen from Bor deaux FIVE COLUMNS MARCH ON REBEL STRONGHOLDS Copyright 1936 by The Associated Fmi MADRID Armed masses of peasants and workers concentrated in five marching columns thrust to ward rebel strongholds today while thousands of civilian militiamen formed a steel circle around Mad rid The loyal masses marched on Valladolid and Zaragoza which the government acknowledged were the principal rebel centers Other col umns moved on Burgos and Toledo The mountainous region of Guad arrama 40 miles from the capital was patrolled by hundreds of mili tiamen who swarmed through the passes and manned Leon Peak dom inating all points against any at tempt at insurgent attack Outside of Madrid Five thousand other militiamen were concentrated near the univer sity and in the outskirts of Madrid At p the government an nounced the situation of the rebels at Cordova in southern Spain was desperate and that they were ask ing insurgent chieftains for aid Towns reported back under gov ernment control included Gijon AI meria and Alcala de Henares In Alcala the rebels took refuge in a cathedral and a convent but were quickly dominated by loyal forces with considerably heavy losses by the authorities stated Coming to Aid Everywhere in the country the government insisted peasants and oyal workers were coming to the aid of the federal forces The force marching on Zaragoza some of them from Barcelona was reported composed of peasants and workers armed by civil guards who were directing their operations Captain Rexach aviation officer who bombarded insurgents in Ceuta returned to Madrid and reported he had destroyed rebel gasoline sup plies in the Spanish Moroccan port thus crippling the insurgents mech anized forces Fleeing to France The government also stated the rebels in Melilla Spanish Morocco were fleeing to the French zone French correspondents who re turned Tuesday to Bordeaux from Spain declared that the northern rebel army had advanced to a point only 35 miles from Syndicalists expressing public adherence to the leftist government cause announced in a radio broad cast they were ready to fight Another official radio report an nounced the crew of the warship Jaime Primero had taken control of the ship after arresting the offi   

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