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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME I 3 MEM f P T OF I mo I N r THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 24 1936 THIS PAPIER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 248 Guessing on Third Party Republicans Like to Think Lemke Will Hurt F R By CHARLES P STJEWAKT A S H IN G T O N CPA watched the L e mk e Town sendGerald L K S m i thCoughlin c o n v e n tion in Cleveland from afar the demo cratic and repub lican manage ments are trying now to digest the gatherings im plications and arrive at some definite conclu sions concerning their bearing on next Novembers possibilities As to size and vigor the Cleve land affair was far more formidable than orthodox politicians had ex pected It was less harmonious however than they had anticipated Not only was there plenty of hair pulling among factions in Cleveland still more of it is looked for as the campaign progresses The Lemkeites and Coughlinites are seen reasonably well affiliated but the Townsendites appear to be split and the Rev Gerald L K Smith is regarded as being bent upon ne task of stealing Dr Town scuds thunder Get Farther Apart The regulars do not believe that conflicting outlaw groups will get closer and closer together they believe that they will get farther and farther apart as election day approachs Repv ansprefer to think that the u party movement will drat nuh more heavily from President Roosevelts vote than from their own the democrats pre fer to think the opopsite There is nothing in particular to prove eithe contention Maybe ti 2 defection from the old parties will be about 5050 maybe it will amoint to very little one way or the Bother Its a new situ ation not toVbe calculated aceurate JyU 1 On MrZipncheck And heres a queerone Voters from the state of Wash ington tell me that Representative Marion A Zioncheck is likely to carry the Chinook commonwealth any way he boosts for Zioncheck when he first came to Washington in 1933 as a democrat came with a fine reputation He had it was recognized on all hands done a wonderful work in organizing Seattles unemployed I interviewed him soon after his arrival here He manifestly was a fine young legis lator I judge that his constituents think so too He can get them to attend his mass meeings at 25 cents per head His version is that he inadvert ently went on a rampage in the capital but it was only temporary that the administration irritated by his rampage and perhaps by his in trinsic redness utilized the rampage to put him hopelessly on the fritz ANSWER SEEN TO DROUGHT MEN ACE Government Officials Speak of Mystery Rivers Under Surface of Land WASHINGTON Mystery rivers flowing beneath the surface of the land were described Friday by government officials as a pos sible answer to the drought menace of the future A suggestion that hidden streams be tapped to water parched crop areas came from Morris L Cooke chairman of Pres ident Roosevelts Great Plains drought committee which was cre ated to formulate a long term pro gram We can learn a great deal he said about tapping hidden rivers which apparently dry up in the sum mer but which in reality continue to flow beneath the surface He also tentatively suggested the building of thousands of small dams to hold water where it falls in stead of letting it speed away to the sea Western railroad officials gath ered today at Chicago to consider a request from federal drought re lief officials for freight rate cuts on feed for starving livestock An ICC ruling in the capital yes terday permitting special rates up to Dec 31 paved the way for re ductions reauested 4000 SLAIN AT SAN SEBASTIAN London Draws Up Detailed Plans for Campaign Payments of Tax Ahead of Last Year DES MOINES Carr in charge of issuing olC age pen eion payment receipts said pay ments of the S2 a year head tax through employers this year are Blightly above last year although the treasurers office reported col lections were lagging behind 1935 FIELD NARROWS IN G 0 P RACE FOR NOMINATION Rhodes Hicklin Chase Count on Backing of Their Districts DES MOINES field for the republican nomination for the United States senate vacancy nar rowed Friday with a merging of support in at least three districts behind individual candidates James R Rhodes Newton pub lisher State Senator E R Hicklin of Wapello and E P Chase Atlan tic editorpublisher counted on the backing of their respective districts as preparations went forward for the republican state convention which Saturday will select the nominee Other possibilities for whom the surface indications of support were not so apparent continued under consideration for the republican se lection to seek to succeed the late Senator Louis Murphy The nom inee will have as his rivals Repre sentative Guy M Gillette demo crat and a farmerlabor candidate who also will be designated Satur day Headquarters Opened Headquarters for Rhodes and for Hicklin were opened Friday in a lo cal hotel and were the gathering places for early arriving delegates Friends of Chase said he would establish offices when he arrives later in the day from Topeka where he served as a member of the Landon notification committee Former Justice F Faville of Sioux City remained under consider ation as northwestern Iowas possi bility Some political observers pro fessed to see advantages to the re publican cause as accruing from a candidate from that section home territory of the democratic nominee Meanwhile another northwest Iowa was projected into the republican picture with the an nouncement that Tom Huff of Sioux City is seeking the nomina tion A former mayor of Sioux City Huff was conferring with friends in Des Moines I4nville Is Candidate Guy Linville of Cedar Rapids an nounced that in view of recent fav orable developments I am an active candidate for the nomination for United States senator at the recon vened republican convention Linville who was a candidate for he regular senatorial nomination in the June 1 primaries declined to amplify his reference to favorable developments Developments which threw sup port of their districts behind Rhodes and Hicklin shaped up in confer ences attended by some of their po tential rivals and by republican workers Mayor Edwin Manning of Otturn wa John M Grimes of Osceola Berry Halden of Chariton and Rep resentative Lloyd Thurstou of Osceola were represented to have eliminated themselves from the sen atorial picture in favor of Rhodes as the fifth district candidate Decide an Hicklin Hicklin received the blessing of announced candidates In the first district in southeast Iowa A meet ing attended by Hicklin former State Senator Joe Frailey of Fort Madison Mayor Tom E Martin of Iowa City and Earl Elijah of Clar ence was said to have determined on the Wapello man Supporters of Chase said he had the lions share of support in his district the seventh although State Senator Claude M Stanley of Corn ing reportedly held some votes in two of the counties for himself Linville also established head quarters during the morning and Huff said he would do so later in the day Huff president of the American Serum company at Sioux City said he was confident that on my rec ord I will have the support of farm ers over the state and of business men and other voters EXMAYOR OF SIOUX CITX ANNOUNCES CANDIDACY SIOUX CITY B Huff mayor of Sioux City in 1928 and 1929 and still a resident of Sioux City Friday announced his candidacy for the republican nom ination for United States senator He is president of the American Serum company and also of the Transportation Association of America an organization that op poses government ownership of rail roads Mr Huff at present is in Des Moines Demo Nominees GUI M GILLETTE For U S Senator JOHN H MITCHELL For Attorney General STORY ON PAGE 2 SEEK REACTION TO LANDON TALK Knox Lauds Running Mates Speech as Berry Raps Stand on Labor WASHINGTON capital sought Friday to evaluate public reaction to Alf M Landons accept ance speech as new deal and repub lican leaders issued conflicting opin ions about it Soon after the Kansas governor had declared before a throng at Topeka that the object of his presi dential race is to restore our gov ernment to an efficient as well as constitutional basis the flow of conflicting statements began They ranged from republican des criptions of it as a splendid pres entation of the principles of sim plicity honesty and economy in government to a Roosevelt sup porters statement that it was claptrap and weasel words The former opinion was expressed by Col Frank Knox Landons run ning mate who said at Manchester N H It reveals the rugged honesty the quiet determination the warm sympathy of Landon as man It is just what the country no fireworks no fancy phrases no pretense xxx Undoubtedly the people will see in this address and in this man the order and efficiencv that the republican party stands for The other viewpoint was express ed by George L Berry president of labors nonpartisan league an or ganization formed to support presi dent Roosevelt Criticizing Lan dons remarks on labor matters Berry said His acceptance speech state ments are entirely in harmony with his labor record Out of that rec ord we could expect nothing except he claptrap and weasel words of the Topeka speech It bulwarks in dustrial bourbonism It denies la bors aspirations Crash injuries Fatal VINTON C Revel 79 retired Vinton farmer died of in juries suffered in an auto accident his week His wifo three daugh ers and a son survive HAMILTON GOES OVER ITINERARY WITH CANDIDATE First Trip Toward East Expected in Middle of August TOPEKA Kans by a fine nights sleep Gov Alf M Landon sat down Friday with his field general John D M Ham ilton to draft detailed battle plans for a campaign to win the white house from the new deal Over the luncheon table and in Landons study the republican pres idential candidate and national chairman discussed the most effec tive methods of carrying to the elec torate Landons pledge to restore our government to an efficient as well as constitutional basis Landon named campaign itiner aries as a major problem to canvass with Hamilton At present the Kansas governor is expected to make his first trip shortly after the middle of August heading toward West Middlesex Pa Tear Down Stands Shirt sleeved Landon held his customary morning press confer ence as workmen outside his win dow tore down the stands from which the governor Thursday night formally accepted his nomination Landon reached his office at a m By the time the press was ceived two hours later he reported desk but notKad over telegrams on his acceptance ad dress A newsman asked the governor to amplify his views on payment of a cash bounty to factor in the soil conservation program outlined in his acceptance speech Another asked for more detail on how business would be freed from governmental intimidation I would not care to discuss them now Landon replied These various subjects will be discussed in other speeches Passed Three Subjects Landon said he had not dealt with the three subjects mentioned in his telegram to the republican national convention minimum wage laws currency and the merit he felt that with out going into detail they had been covered Landons telegram advocated a constitutional amendment if neces sary to empower the states to en act minimum wage laws for women and children interpreted a sound currency as meaning a balanced budget and convertibility into gold when possible without injury to domestic economy and urged ex tension of the merit system in the administrative service to all officcis below the rank of assistant secre An early morning Landon caller was Harry F Guggenheim former ambassador to Cuba Asked to com ment on his visit he said I always make it a rule not to say what I talk about with presi dents and this man is so near a president I wont say anything now Itinerary to Be Mapped Topping the urgent problems was the itinerary of campaign tours for Landon his running mate Colonel Frank Knox of Illinois and Hamil ton One possible guidepost was the nations reaction to the spesch in which Landon formally accepted the unanimous nomination of his partys national convention He told a vast throng which blotted out the south lawn of the 16 acre capitol square for notifica tion night that the time has come to stop this fumbling with recov ery and to restore and to main tain a free competitive system under which and only under which can there be independence equality of opportunity and work for all Crowd With Him The crowd appeared to be vith the 48 year old Kansas executive from the start Again and again he was interrupted by applause A demonstration of shouting flag waving and band playing lasted nearly ten minutes when he stepped forward to speak Shall we continue to delegate more and more power to the chief executive No no no shout ed the crowd in one of the most enthusiastic outbursts of the eve ning Or do we desire to preserve the Rains Over All Drought States Seen CHICAGO IP Widespread rains scattered but heavy enough in most cases to benefit crops were predicted for Friday night and Sat urday in practically all of the drought ridden north central states by Government Forecaster J R Lloyd Friday WEATHERMAN FORECASTS SHOWERS FOR STATE DES MOINES weather man reporting cloudy skies in North Iowa Friday forecast showers in the northeast and east central sections of the state Friday night and in the central and cast sections Saturday Temperatures however will not change much from what they were Thursday he said adding We can expect maximums for the state in the neighborhood of 100 degrees both Friday and Sat urday Sioux City and Keokuk reported even one hundreds Thursday for the top while Marshalltown caught the mercury at 58 for the low early Friday No rain was reported Thursday and the weatherman said the pros pective showers probably would be scattered and not very heavy Skies were cloudy and the weath er cool over North Iowa Friday forenoon and Mason City had a trace of rain NO COMMENT IS OFFERED BY F R President Silent on Speech by Landon and Apology by Coughlin ABOARD SCHOONER LIBERTY YARMOUTH N S Roosevelt awaiting favorable weather Friday before cruising westward to Grand Manan island on the final lap of his vacation cruise made no comment on the accept ance speech of Gov Alf M Landon his republican opponent The president heard the address over the radio Thursday night after he had spent a day in fruitless search for tuna in the lower bay of Fundy He was aboard his va cation schooner Sewanna again There was no comment from the president when he was informed of the published apology of the Rev Charles E Coughlin for referring to Mr Roosevelt as a liar American form of government Landon continued Yes yes yes came back the roar Hamilton opened the formal cer emony which climaxed a day of ex ceptional pageantry Brig Gen Mil ton R McLean Kansas adjutant general estimated a two hour pa rade drew 120000 persons on to Topekas avenues brilliant with banners sunflowers and bunting Recovery and Relief On recovery and relief the re publican nominee said The time has come to unshackle initiative and free the spirit of American en terprise We must be free from in cessant governmental intimidation and hostility x x x from private monopolistic control x x x Those who need relief will get it Debts and taxes Crushing debts and taxes x x x invariably re tard prosperity x x x Our party holds nothing to be of more urgent importance than putting our fi nancial house in order Farm policy The administra tion through its program of scarc ity has gambled with the needed food and feed supplies of the coun try xxx We shall establish effec tive soil conservation and erosion control policies xxx We propose to pay cash benefits Has Equal Right Labor An employe has an equal right to join a union or to refuse to join a union xxx Under all circumstance x x x to be free from interference from any source International relations We shall join no plan that would take from us x x x independence of judgment xxx that might involve us in a war Constitution It is not my belief that the constitution is above change xxx But the changes must come by and through the people and not by usurpation MORE THAN 350 ARE GUESTS OF LOCAL JOBBERS Dealers in Dozen Towns Attend Dinner at Rockford Dealers in a dozen towns south and cast of Mason City were guusts of Mason City manufacturers and distributors at a dinner and program at Rockford Thursday evening The dinner held at the Rockford Methodist church with the Ladies Aid serving was attended by more than 350 persons The function one of a series being held this season consisted of an address by Dr C E Flynn minister of the First Metho dist church in Mason City and a concert at the Rockford park by the Mason City municipal band All this world needs in getting everyone to like everybody else is to get over prejudice the minister stated I celebrated my fiftieth birthday the other day and in think ing back I realize I spent the great er part of those 50 years in getting over prejudices I found for in stance that I grew up with strong political and religious prejudices Are All Human I went to Utah once to see the Mormon menace I found a clean orderly progressive community Since then I have had contacts with representatives of most religions and have come to know something about their belief I report to you that they are all human I like people of all religious faiths and I believe in the integrity of their motives One of the hardest prejudices to overcome is between two persons in a financial deal Many are preju diced against the person across the counter Occasions like this show people who have dealings can be friends Good will such as these oc casions show could set the tangled business situation right in a clay It is the biggest thing we need With it our troubles would vanish like the mist before the rising sun Led in Singing The meeting was opened by Carl Cunningham president of the Rock ford Commercial club Mayor W S Wilcox of Mason City led in sing ing and Father Paul LaValette of Rockford gave the invocation Entertainment at the banquet in cluded cornet solos by Bob Bagley who was accompanied by Ralph Geer and piano duets by Mi Gcer and Lester Milligan H M Knudson of Mason City who acted as toastmaster at the meeting introduced Mayor Jim Wil son of Rockwell Mayor Wilcox and City Manager Herbert T Barclay of Mason City Roy Sours Charlcs City state representative from Floyd county and Mrs Sours and Verne Leigh and Father LaValette of Rockford Attending the meeting were re tailers from Allison Arcdale Car tersville Charles City Dougherty Dumont Floyd Greene Marble Rock Nashua Nora Springs Oak wood Packard Plainfield Portland Rockwell Roseville and Rudd as well as Rockford Sponsored Dinner Sponsoring the event were the following firms representatives of which were present at the meeting American Crystal Sugar company Champlin Refining company Crane company Jacob E Decker and Sons First National bank Hagerman Sales company Hutchinson Luxus Ice Cream company International Harvester company Klipto Loose Leaf company Mason City Baking company Mason City Bottling com pany Mason City GlobeGazette Nichols Wire Sheet and Hardware company Northwestern Bell Tele phone company Northwestern Dis tributing company Northwest Sav ings bank Pfaff Baking company SiegMason City company Stacy Fruit company Standard Oil com pany Wagner Motor company Western Grocer company Bankers Life company and Kcmbles Green house Concert Well Received The concert presented by the Mason City municipal band in the Rockford park on a specially con structed bandstand was well re ceived Led by Conductor C F Weaver the band opened with a march Boston Commfindcry by Cartel followed by Evolution of Dixie by Lake Specialties on the program were warmly applauded These were a cornet solo Carnival of Venice played by Craig McHcnry an cu LOOK INSIDE A VERY BIU1NDAGE American Olympic Chairman Eleanor Jarretts Appeal Refused by Olympic Body ON PAGE 9 Burt Opens Program Crowds at Swea City ON PAGE8 Lauer Outlines Purpose of Iowa Drivers Clinic ON PAGE 5 MAN AND WIFE DEAD AT OSAGE Double Funeral for Mr and Mrs Evans Will Be Held Saturday Grace Evans died Thursday afternoon and her hus band Jamcs Francis Evans died early Friday Both had been ill about a week Mr Evans suffering a Wood clot in the heart and Mrs Evans uremic poisoning The couple had lived here many years Surviving are four children Mrs lola Graff and Mrs Irene Ackerman of Waterloo and Francis Keith at home Double funeral services will be hold at the Champion funeral home at 2 oclock Saturday afternoon tre Rev T P Solem in charge Bu rial will be here FORECAST IOWA Unsettled with local showers in northeast and east central portions Friday night and in central and east central por tions Saturday Not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Unsettled local showers Saturday ami in west suid south Friday night not much change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday ill Minimum in Night ii At 8 A M Friday Friday dawned cloudy and cool with a tiny bit of rain falling in Mason City in the early forenoon enough to encourage one to believe there might be more in the sky phonium solo Atlantic Zephyrs by Simons played by Walter Bceler and a cornet trio Triplets of the by Hennebcrg played by Mr McHenry Bob Bagley and Charles Starr The large crowd present also ap plauded other numbers on the pro ram including a selection Fire fly by Friml Jolly Fellows waltz by Bellstedt and the popular Stars and Stripes Forever march by Sousa The next and finnl 3036 trip the iistributors and manufacturers will be to Emmetsburg on Aug IS SEEK TO STIVE OUT LOYALISTS IN CAPITAL CITY Bowers U S Envoy to Spain Takes Refuge in Fortress SPANISH AJ A GLANCE By The Associated Press Spanish fascists and loyal left ists battled northwest of Madrid for possession of the city The rebels planned an encircling movement from the north and south to starve Madrid into sub mission Similar starve out tactics were contemplated at San Sebas tian and lain The insurgents rushed reinforcements to the north Colonel VMIancuva rebel com mander estimated 4000 had been killed in bitter fighting between fascists and loyal leftists for pos session oC San Sebastian In another battle near Endar laza 55 rebels and an undeter mined number of government mi litiamen were slain The American state department was advised that two men at tempting a mission of relief for the American consulate at Bar celona had been killed Neither was a United States citizen The American embassy in Paris received word that Ambassador Claude G Bowers and taken ref uge at Fuenterraba a fortress near San Sebastian A call for reinforcements was issued in Madrid Lisbon Portugal heard a pro visional government for Spain was being organized at the rebel stronghold of Borgos American British French and German vessels sped to the aid of their nationals Spanish communists in San Se bastian were reported from Imn to have threatened to kill 500 Spanish aristocrats unless rebel airplanes ceased bombing1 the town Diplomatic dispatches received in Paris from Madrid said the rebels apparently were on top in Spain Gibraltar heard Gen Franciscn Franco rebel leader had poured troops into Algeciras to repel communists at Malaga French nationalists in Paris charged Leon Blums leftist gov ernment with giving orders to French airplane and munition plants to make supplies available to the Madrid government France and Great Britain held warships in readiness to rescue their nationals in Spain REBEL FORCES POUND AT LOYALIST HELD CENTERS An estimate of 1000 dead in bitter fascistleftist fighting for possession of San Sebastian famous Spanish resort on the Bay of Biscay was made Friday night by Colonel Villaneuva rebel commander In a vicious battle near Endar laza northern Spain 55 rebels and an undetermined number of govern ment militiamen were killed These casualties added to a roughly estimated 25000 killed and wounded previously during the in surrection American Ambassador Claude G Bowers who had been summering in San Sebastian was reported to have taken refuge at Ftienterrabia a fortress a few miles from the city Assemble in Hotel The state department was advised that the remainder of the embassy staff had assembled in a hotel Villaneuva pounded the town most of the day with a battery of throe field Runs from the hills to the south He admitted San Se bastian was still in loyalist hands Spanish rebels fought leftist gov ernment forces only a few miles from Madrid while the fascist high command was reported to be man euvering to starve out the capi tal city and other strategic points The American state department was advised that two men attempt ing a mission of relief for the American consulate at Barcelona had been killed One was Santiago Itsurralde x Spanish clerk and an unidentified chauffeur They were trying to bring to the consulate George Jen kins head of an American motor company at Barcelona who was on the outskirts of the city Io Pool Katililies The United States France and Great Britain agreed to pool their ilitirs to evacuate American anrf English refugees ar ing t Marseille France frorn Kairelona said they heard Manuel Coded and 17 other rebel pC
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