Mason City Globe Gazette, July 22, 1936

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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 22, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PKESS LEASED WIRE SEKVICli THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 246 3 Mentioned for Big Job Stewart in Summary of Qualifications of Statesmen SEBASTIAN FATE IN DOUBT CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON When in the near fu ture as expect ed Undersecre tary of State William Phillips goes abroad in the role of Unit ed States am bassador to Rome rumor hath it that he will be succeed ed by one of three individu als 1 Norman H Davis Americas r e p r esentative atlarge on mis sions dating as far back as Presi dent Wilsons day 2 Sumner Welles now assistant secretary of state a less import ant post than the undersecrettry ship though reasonably exalted 3 William C Buliitt present American ambassador to Moscow albeit momentarily on leave of ab sence in the United States pre sumably on business connected with the pending presidential cam paign Qualifications Davis is mentioned as a suitabil ity for the undersecretarial job es pecially because of his undoubted popularity with foreign statesman ship One would think he should be He was the treasury departments wartime adviser on overseas loans then American finance commission er in Europe and President Wilsons financial counsellor during the Ver sailles peace negotiations The old world powers which got approxi mately a dozen billions of Uncle Sams money on the strength of the advice he gave and then Finland ex cepted welched on almost the total of the indebtedness surely would be thankless if they did not like him Otherwise he is very experi enced too Holding the He has been Washingtons spokesman in nearly 20 years of international conversations As a result to quote Sir Wilmott Lewis the London Times Washington cor respondent in a recent address be fore the National Press club Uncle Samuel uniformly has been found holding the Oh speaking off the Europeans know which side their bread is buttered Likewise Davis has bi training in the state department itself He was undersecretary and for a while acting secretary in 192021 and knows the routine at home as well as abroad My contact with Norman Davis have been such as I have press conferences but it happens that I am personally acqainted with Summer Welles and Bill Bul iitt Welles Well Liked Sumner Welles was first secre tary of the United States embassy in Buenos Aires when I was run ning a newspaper there Welles I will say was persona grata among the Argentines He speaks their language well He is what they call friendly As American ambassador in Cuba near the end of the Machado regime he was considerably criticized but I believe that anyone in the cir cumstances would have been crit icized If as is suggested the Americas are approaching a rapproche he unquestionably is a com petent funtionary to engineer it It is common talk that Secretary of State Cordell Hull and Assistant Secretary Welles are a bit jealous of each other in this Latin Ameri can Hull having his own very decided ideas and As sistant Welles believing that he is the real expert Should Eliminate Friction If such friction exists it should be eliminated Hulls Latin Ameri can ideas are all right Welles un derstands details and psychology With Bill Buliitt I became miliar on the Ford peace ship Buliitt was a cub reporter on that expedition which entitles me to call him He was not conspicuously I am at least a liberal myself but not as radical as he is Bill an aristocrat belongs to one of the first families of Philadelphia He has a remarkable flair nrominence Enthusiast for Recognition He was an early enthusiast for the recognition of soviet Russia Now it is said the soviet gov ernment is not eager for his return believing he has given sympathy to soviet critics I know William Phillips too He was first secretary of thP U S embassy in London when was European manager there for an American news service He is a cautious diplomat who doubtless will do as well as any one toward keeping Uncle Sam ou CorrTTn Western Iowa Counties Suffered Most SEE ADDITIONAL DAMAGE IF HOT WAVE RETURNS States Potential Crop Reduced 100 to 140 Million Bushels DES MOINES 13VCharles D Reed federal meteorologist esti mated in his official crop bulletin Wednesday that the heat wave re duced the potential Iowa com crop 100 to 140 million bushels Corn has suffered great damage equal in some western counties to the worst that was done in the southwest counties in Reed I said i Just how much damage has been done the wisest of men cannot cer tainly tell at this time and if high temperatures return further damage may Nearly Total Loss The government crop reporting service estimated on July 1 that the potential Iowa corn crop was 419 million bushels as compared with the 1935 production of 373 million bushels In the worst counties such as Crawford and Ida where grass hoppers have joined in the destruc tion the corn crop is nearly a total loss except for an occasional spe cially favored the crop ob server said He said that in some cases only a little poor fodder may be harvested and added that it will require a township survey such as the month ly crop reporters will make Aug 1 to arrive at a close estimate of the damage Deep Green Color Many Reed said have a fine deep green color except for a sprinkling of blanched leaves at the top Half or more of the tassels m these fields have been promptly burned and killed as they appeared but as yet only a few ears are shooting The most expert observers are puzzled to know whether the setback from the heat will prevent these fields from shooting ears x x x Another week may tell If the ears do not shoot and if the silks do not jecome pollenized tne damage is much greater than is even now ap Reed said that while the wind storms of Sunday night and Monday blew much of the corn flat on the round most of it would likely traighten up First Cool Day The meteorologist pointed out that Monday was the first day the state was clear of 100 degree or higher temperatures since July 2 which constituted the most prolonged pe riod of intense heat in Iowa history He pointed out that the driest most parched westcentral counties received the most rain The greatest amount reported Reed said was inches at He further reported that the yields of early oats are turning out fair to good with the weight per measured bushel better than expect ed Late oats are nearly a failure he said Cool Wave to Continue While Longer DES MOINES weather man forecast for Wednesday night and Thursday a continuation of what in the light of the heat wave constitutes a cool wave but he said it would warm up a little more In North Iowa he foresaw partly cloudy skies but little prospect of rain Maximum temperatures Tuesday held well below 100 degrees Inwood reporting 96 for the top Most maxi mums reported from over the state were in the eighties however Tops for Wednesday and Thurs day were expected to remain below 100 The low reported early Wednes day was 61 at Iowa City NEW WAVE OF HEAT SEEN IN PAKT OF CORN BELT CHICAGO new wave of heat with temperatures from 100 to 105 degrees will spread over part of the Government corn belt Thursday Meteorologist J R fa lik for Lloyd predicted Wednesday Lloyd said the hundred degree mark would be exceeded in Kansas Neoraska western Iowa and north western Missouri Middlewestem states to the east he said could expect the mercury to climb to the lower and middle nineties It was warming up Wednesday in Kansas Missouri Iowa southern Nebraska Illinois Indiana and low er Michigan he said There were no showers in sight for any of the north central states except in Michigan and the area immediately around the Great Lakes said Lloyd A cool wave from the north will bring lower temperatures Thursday to the northern tier of central states including northwesternWis consin northwestern Nebraska Minnesota and North Dakota the forecaster said SOUTHERN IN 8TH DAY OF HEAT LOS ANGELES California entered the eighth day Wednesday of a hot spell which has claimed 19 lives Somewhat cooler was the weathermans forecast for the coast al area but Imperial valley re claimed from the desert was ready for more high temperatures It was 119 degrees at valley points Tuesday when nine persons were fatally sricken by the heat CHILD TAKEN BY MOTHER IN IOWA Father Feared Grandson of Henry C Field Had Been Kidnaped AMES Jean wife of Phillip Field of Berkeley who told police there he feared their son Henry 4 had been kidnaped said here Wednesday she took the boy from a Berkeley day nursery four days ago She refused to say where he is at present but declared he was being well cared for Mrs Field was attending class at Iowa State college where she is taking graduate work She and Field met while attending college here Mrs Field said that she and her husband are living but are still The child is a grandson of Henry C Field Shenandoah Seed company owner LOOK INSIDE MARK WOLLNER Violinist Still Held in Probe of Girl Slaying ON PAGE 2 Livestock Feed Survey to Be Made in Iowa ON PAGE 3 Blue Earth Woman Wins as Correspondent ON PAGE 12 Committee Named to Make Drought Study ON PAGE 2 ot trouble in Ethiopia It is safe betting that he will not collect any European war debts however But nobody could do that they are uncollectible FIVE STAND MUTE AT ARRAIGNMENT Innocent Pleas Entered in Black Legion Just for Fun Killing DETROIT men charged with killing a Negro World war vet eran just for fun during a Black Legion drinking party a year ago stood mute Wednesday at their ar raignment on murder and kidnaping charges Pleas of innocent were entered for the five and all were ordered held without bail for examination July 28 The first almost incredible ac count of the shooting of the Negro came from Dayton Dean confessor of Black Legion deeds of violence whose sanity has been questioned in court Prosecutor Duncan C McCrea said last night however he had obtained a corroborating statement from one of the men Dean named That statement the prosecutor said came from James Roy Lor ance and like Deans account Field named Harvey Davis reputed Black Legion John Bannerman Ervin D Lee and Charles Rouse as the other persons present when Si las Coleman 42 year old World war veteran was shot to death in a marsh near Pinckney Mich The new charges were filed on the day that Davis Lee and Ban nerman with 12 codefendants were to have gone on trial for the Black Legion execution of Charles A Poole That trial was postponed for at least two weeks Dean has plead ed guilty in the Poole case and is the states principal witness Sales Tax on Liquor Last Year DES MOINES Iowa li quor commission reported Wednes day sales tax on liquor sold at state stores amounted to during the fiscal year ending June 30 High School and College Students Will Get Aid ON PAGE 7 Judge Keplers Decision Upholds Iowa Beer Law ON PAGE 7 Thieves Raid Afton Creamery for 2nd Time Steal Butter AFTON looted the Farmers CoOperative creamery here early Wednesday of pounds of butter valuedat Sheriff J R Ewing of Union county said it was reported the butter was loaded on a truck which turned west on highway 34 toward Omaha He said the theft appar ently was the work of an organized ring which he believes disposes of the butter in Omaha Thieves obtained 675 worth of butter at the same creamery June 30 ORDERS HALT OF BRIDGE BUILDING AT DES MOINES Highway Board Irked at Unions Fight With Contractors AMES Iowa highway commission Wednesday ordered all construction on commission con tracted bridges and viaducts in Des Moines halted It also threatened to cancel the contracts and allot the funds to other sections of the state if union labors fight with the contractors which resulted in halting of work Saturday on three bridges and a bridgeviaduct Saturday is not settled The commission also withdrew a call for bidii for construction of the S W Twentyfirst street viaduct Work will not be resumed the commission agreed until contrac tors can go ahead unmolested Forced Men to Quit A delegation some 300 union laborers and sympathizers toured the projects Saturday and forced workmen to quit their jobs Con tractors have not attempted to re sume work since but have parleyed with union labor leaders and sought the intervention of Gov Clyde L i Herring The governor while de I daring he would like to see the controversy settled said the matter lay betweer the contractors and the unions After a conference with the gov ernor Tuesday members of the highway commission said they had no objection to contractors employ ing union labor or paying the union scale but that it was a matter the contractors would have to decide Month Old Fight The unioncontractor fight started a month ago union leaders contend ing the con ractors were paying less than the prevailing wage scale They also protested wage provisions established in the contracts by the highway commission which provided for a minimum scale This waii 50 cents an hour for common labor and 67 cents for skilled labor The commission did not prescribe a maximum scale Union scale here is 67V2 cents an hour for common labor and from to for skilled labor Prevailing Wage Paid Union lenders contend that the federal govBrnment has ordered that the prevailing scale shall be paid on projects financed by government funds such as the projects here Snyder and Johnson company of Humboldt Iowa have the contracts for three of the projects the G G Fascist Revolt Tears Spain putting down demonstration in Madrid Francisco Fran co leader of revolting troops in Spain and Spanish Morocco Herrick Paving fourth company for the Union leaders have threatened to projects for call a strike on the more than a month 2 Volunteer Firemen Killed and 5 Hurt as Pumper Crashes Tree CHAMBERSBURG volunteer firemen were killed and five were injured in the crash of their pumper against a tree near Fayetteville early Wednesday The Franklin fire company pump er was answering an alarm from Woodstock a small Franklin county community The dead were David Gabler 17 and Harold Snyder 30 Bard Miller and his son Bard were seriously injured and three other persons were bruised and cut LINDBERGH AND WIFE IN BERLIN Fly From England Greeted in Germany by Chief of Air Squadron Topeka Flies Bunting for Landon Day WASHINGTON Topeka blossomed out in its finest bunting Wednesday for Gov Alf M Lan dons acceptance speech Thursday night republican lieutenants con tinued to predict a sweep and a democratic campaigner Gov Paul C McNutt of Indiana declared ill omened elements our society are back of Landon The Kansas governors speech to be delivered about p m CST after the notification ceremonies will cover a wide range of subjects advisers said One of them indicated that in ad dition to probable emphasis on farm relief unemployment federal spend ing and taxation and the constitu tion Landon will outline his opin ions on governmental attitudes to ward organized labor Susceptible to Influence Speaking in Indianapolis Tuesday night for the democratic national committee Governor McNutt de clared that the to Landon by his managers in evitably suggests an individual par ticularly susceptible to the influ ences of stronger minds and more ruthless Just who are the people to whom he is willing to be obligated in the unlikely event of his election Mc Nutt asked Can they be other than the group of which the du Pont Liberty league is characteristic and William Randolph Hearst whose first visit to and indorsement of Governor Landon has been justly described as the kiss of death A statement that the republicans chances of gaining a majority in the house of representatives are in creasing daily came from Represen tative Chester C Bolton of Ohio in launching the partys drive for western congressional seats Lean to Republicans Practically all the territory we lost in 1932 and 1934 is leaning strongly Bolton said at Chicago With 114 seats needed to recap ture the house he said the task is 3 Year Old Clinton Boy Dies of Bums in Gasoline Blast CLITON hours after being burned in a gasoline explo sion Adon Clyde Elliott 3 died Wednesday from the effects of his injuries The child was enveloped in flames when gasoline his father Lee El liott was using to clean the motor of an automobile exploded The father was less seriously burned BERLIN Charles A Lindbergh and Mrs landed at of Staacken airport Wednesday after a flight from Cologne Colonel Kastner commander the Richthofen air squadron at Staaken airport greeted the United States flyers on behalf of the air ministry Maj Truman Smith military at tache of the United States embassy andCap James C Crockett assist ant military attache also met the Lindberghs The American flyer said he had an excellent trip all the way from Lympne airdome England Air Minister General Herman Wil helm who invited Colonel Lindbergh to Germany wag not at the airfield to grete him He was in southern Germany it was learned auth oritatively a meeting between Lind bergh and both Reichschancellor Adolf Htiler and General Goering had been arranged Definite times had not yet been fixed Observes 96th Birthday MODALE Ragan resident Modale for 71 years ob served hia ninetysixth birthday by chopping wood at his home not impossible in fact the chances are good with the present swing away from President Among other political develop ments was the arrival of Rev Ger ald L K Smith in Louisiana to circulate petitions in behalf of the third party candidacy of Represen tative Lemke of North Dakota Smith Leading Figure Smith was a leading figure in the recent Townsendite old age pension convention Dr F E Townsend was bound on an eastern speaking tour Wed nesday after walking out on a legal proceeding at Cleveland Tuesday only to be escorted back by an at torney armed with a contempt cita tion The proceeding was a bearing in a legal action to oust him as pen sion leader After the walkout the attorney conducting the hearing ob tained a citation caught up with the doctor and accompanied him to a court room The citation was dis missed as Townsend submitted to further questioning in the hearing RUN CLOSE RACE FOR NOMINATION Democratic Senate Returns Come in Slowly From Montana Primary HELENA S Sen ator James E Murray and Repre sentative Joseph P Monaghan were in a close race Wednesday for the democratic senatorial nomination as returns came in slowly from Mon anas primary election Unofficial returns from 100 of the states precincts showed Mon aghan polled votes and Mur ray In the republican senatorial race 60 precincts gave T O Larson state senator votes L R Carroll state senator Hugh Egan 611 and Jess H Stevens Great Falls publisher 587 Gov Aimer Holt widened his lead for the democratic nomination for a second term with votes from 101 precincts Congressman Roy E Ayers trailed with votes Fair Board to Take Bids DES MOINES R Corey secretary of the state fair board said bids will be taken Saturday for repair work on the fair grandstand loose by Sundays roof ripped storm TfoWeather Dies of Suicide Wound COUNCIL BLUFFS G Hamilton 73 of Council Bluffs died in a hospital of a self inflicted bul let wound Five daughters and two sons survive FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Wednes day night and Thursday becom ing unsettled in north portion wanner in south portion Wednes day night and in east and south portions Thursday MINNESOTA Unsettled local showers in east and south Wednes day niglit or Thursday cooler Thursday and in northwest Wed nesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for REPORTED HELD BYGOVERNMENT BATTLE GOES ON Spanish Officials Unable to Guarantee Safety of Americans SPANISH AT A GLANCE LONDON A British news agency dispatch reported loyal ists had recaptured the Bay of Biscay resort San Sebastian from the rebels LISBON A radio broadcast from Seville said three Spanish ships bombarding Sadiz had been sunk by rebel airplanes American warships were Bilbao Spain and Gibraltar to pick up any American refugees S embassy at Madrid flashed word of an im portant battle near Toledo be tween loyal and rebel troops The embassy reported all Americans in Madrid safe the American consul at Vigo reported principal Galician cities dominated by reb els and fascist in control of Vigo RABAT French Loyal troops backed by the cruis er Lepante were reported to have seized Almeria southern port from the rebels TANG IER Internationalized general engagement be tween loyalists and rebels was in dicated by a new and heavy bom bardment at or near Ceuta Span ish Morocco S consulate reported all Americans were safe BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Copyright 1038 by The Ainoclated HBNDAYE fate of San Sebastian key objective of Spains northern rebels was plunged into uncertainty Wednesday night with daylong fighting reported in the streets and a loyal gunboat pre paring to shell rebel positions from the harbor A Reuters dispatch reaching London from Hendaye said govern ment forces had recaptured San Se bastian where the United States ambassador Claude G Bowers was reported marooned by civil Both fascist rebel headquarters in Vera Spain and popular front leaders holding Irun claimed victo ries in San Sebastian Madrid sent a gunboat into the San Sebastian harbor on Biscay bay Its crew primed the guns to bom bard the badly defined rebel lines Fascist forces in the city barri caded themselves principally in the Casino and swimming clubs as well as behind paving block barricades where guards were frequently changed Both the Vera headquarters and the loyal defenders of Irun said scores had been killed and wound ed An army of miners and a mountain battery were pressed into service early Wednesday to oust the rebels who seized the city Tues day night U S NAVAL SQUADRON MAY BE REESTABLISHED By The Press More blood was shed in fierce fighting between rebel Spaniards and loyalists Wednesday while the American state department consid ered the advisability of reestablish ng a naval squadron in European waters to cope with the uncertain European situation Officials of two Spanish cities ad American consular represen atives that they cannot guarantee be safety of Americans and other oreigners Gunfire signalizing fresh and bit er struggles for control between what observers characterized as marxists and fascists was report id at San Sebasian Toledo and oth er strategically situated Spanisb cities Claims Are Conflicting Claims of each side as to suppres sion or spread of the rebellion in this its sixth day were conflicting Official Washington anxious to protect American nationals ordered two warships to stand by to receive this countrys refugees Secretary Hull said this govern ment was not unmindful of the 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 93 Minimum in Night 69 At 8 A M Wednesday 80 The mercury is working its way back toward the top of the column 6 or 8degrees a day Mondays max imum was 84 Wednesdays 8 oclock temperature was 80 compared with 76 at a corresponding hour Tuesday morning1 problem created for it by the ab sence of on permanent sta tion in European waters Both Paris and Washington re ceived word that a decisive battle was in progress or was imminent near Toledo A victory on land and a disaster on the for the leftist Spanisn government were reported as bul lets whined an accompaniment to bitter battles for supremacy ;

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