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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JULY 28 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 251 Inside on GMen Row Not Merely Quarrel Between 2 Secret Services By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA The row between the treasury depart ments secret ser vice and the jus tice departments bureau of inves tigation into G men activities has many more rami fications than ap pear on the sur face It is not a quar r e 1 merely be tween two feder al secret services It is a question of a multiplicity of jealousies be tween a great many of them As hasbeen widely advertised a wvjvement is afoot to compact Washingtons governmental agen cies together as far as possible eli minating overlapping altogether extinguishing various boards of fices commissions and administra tions and abolishing numerous jobs in the interest of economy and in creased efficiency alike Senator Harry F Byrd of Vir ginia is at the head of a congres sional committee engaged in work ing to this end He is at it with un precedented energy The same thing has been tried before but never hitherto with the remorselessness that Senator Byrd manifests Cannot Be Spared Those agencies which fear that they may be threatened with extinc tion naturally object to going into the discard and each has assigned its secret service to the task of col lecting evidence to prove that it in particular cannot be spared And in each instance it seems to be the threatened agencys policy to show not so much that it is in dispensable as to show that its ri vals are not worth while Therefore they are investigating one another Now federal secret senices are about as thick as leaves in Val lombrosa The justice departments Gmen have had most of tile limelight of late Fairly Well Known However tie treasurys secret senice also is fairly well known The postoffice inspectorship like wise is of long standing But there are plenty of similar services not so familiar to the public yet each highly con scious of The federal trade commissions the federal power commissions the SECs the FCCs the customs and the internal revenue and nar cotics bureaus The agriculture department has a secret service on the trail of soil conservation violations the labor department has one looking for illegallyentered immigrants The state war and navy depart ments of course conduct lots of espionage in their respective fields More Investigators Secretary of the Interior Ickes and Relief Administrator Hopkins have investigatorial bureaus under PWA WPA which notoriously have caused trouble in the admin istration by investigating Post master General Farley In short it is a network of in vestigation And that isnt all in the first place this list of the administrations i n v e s t i g atoria bodies isnt a complete one it merely is a guess at the total Second every time a congres sional investigation is set into mo tion like Senator Blacks lobby investigating committee and sev eral additional ones it puts a corps of investigators into the field Now these investigators are in vestigating one another Present day investigation is criss crossing itself ADJOURNMENT OF SENATE DELAYED Wild Demonstration Staged by Unemployed Crowd in Galleries HARRISBURG a wild demonstration that included hurling of pieces of wood from the galleries a crowd of unemployed men and women blocked for two hours adjournment of the state sen ate early Tuesday Angered by the legislatures fail ure to restore cash iind food orders stopped by lack of funds a week the crowd ripped boards from food crates banged on the rails of the gallery stamped its feet shrieked howled and booed every move the senate made SAVES CHILD KILLED BY TRAIN FARM WOMAN IS STRUCK AS AUTO STOPS ON TRACK Saves 3 Daughters Goes to Aid 5 Year Old Son of Neighbor WEBSTER CITY Illinois Central freight train struck and killed Mrs Alexander Hudson a farm woman as she tried to rescue her neighbors 5 year old son from her automobile which stalled on a crossing near here Tuesday The boy she was trying to save escaped with a broken arm and se vere cuts Mrs Hudson started to town from the Hudson farm near here Tuesday morning with three of her own daughters and the neighbors son Edwin Olson As she drove on to the Stonega crossing four miles east of here the engine of her car stalled When Mrs Hudson noticed the freight train rushing down the track she leaped from the car dragging the children out and pushing them down the rightofway Her own safe she leaped back to the car but just as she seized the fearparalyzed Olson boy the train struck To Seek Approval of 3 Point Drought Program GRAVE OF SLAIN YOUTH HUNTED 19 Year Old Ministers Son Says He Killed Pal 2 Weeks Ago CLJNTONVILLE Searchers groped through heavy tangled underbrush along the banks of the Barrass river near here Tuesday hunting for the shallow grave where a 19 year old ministers son said he had buried the body of a boyhood pal he killed two weeks ago without any premeditation or Begun late Monday after Tacoma police reported a confession from Laverne Marks of Clinton ville the hunt for the body of Rob ert Bernstein 24 Janesville centered on the Arthur Salzman farm eight miles northwest of sere where the two had fished and camped Darkness halted the hunt Monday night after authorities reported reaching the point Tacoma police said Marks described in the confes sion given unexpectedly when pick ed up in connection with four rob beries Captain of Detectives Cliff Os borne of Tacoma said Marks dic tated a complete confession which said in part Two weeks ago today July 13 while we were in camp while his back was turned to me about six feet away and without any premed itation or motive I raised the rifle and shot him Bernstein through the head firing only one Gallagher Expects to See Pope This Week ROME Michael Gal lagher said Tussday he expected to see the pope Friday or Saturday The Detroit bishop had not re ceived formal notification of the date for the papal audience at Castel Gandolfo Prelates said the vatican attitude on the case of Father Charles E Coughlins political activities con tinued to be one of nonintervention by the holy father Get Cash and Jewels CHICAGO masked rob bers wno held up the night clerk and two other employes at the West side Hotel Guyon early Tuesday took in cash and in jewelry FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat cooler MINNESOTA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat cooler Tuesday night and in south Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 95 Minimum in night fi4 At 8 a ra Tuesday 77 LOOK INSIDE MRS FRANCES S HALL Officers Still Alert for HallMills Case Break ON PAGE 2 Farm Buildings Near Orchard Lawler Burn ON PAGE 15 Clear Lake Shooting Declared Accidental ON PAGE 2 Coaches Worry About Ace Milers Running ON PAGE 13 Drop Seen in Iowa Deaths on Highway Gasoline Consumption Gains in First Half of 1938 DES MOINES Alex Miller secretary of state Tuesday reported Iowa automobile accident deaths decreased 13 per cent during the first six months this year as compared with the first six months in 1935 Her accident report listed 205 highway deaths for the six months period The toll for the first six months last year was reported as 235 Use of Gas Rises Deaths decreased by 35 despite a sharp rise in gasoline consumption listed in treasurers office reports of gasoline taxes for the six months period Based on gasoline tax collec tions Iowa had 104 deaths for each 100 million gallons of gasoline sold The ratio for the first six months last year was 125 deaths for each million gallons Mrs Miller attributed the fatality decrease to better drivers license control stricter law enforcement and public cooperation in the high way safety program Council Great Benefit The Safety Council program has been of tremendous Mrs Miller said In addition city coun ty and state officers have cooper ated in stricter enforcement of traf fic The report said 43 persons lost their lives in highway accidents dur ing June The total for June last year was 58 During the six months period 78 pedestrians were killed as compared with 66 during the first six months last year Are Injured The report listed persons in jured in highway accidents during the six months period a decrease of 304 over the same period last year A total of accidents were reported as compared with for the first six months of 1935 Deaths in rural areas decreased slightly for the six months Duing 1935 rural highway accident deaths accounted for 60 per cent of the to tal whereas for the first six months this year the ratio was 66 per cent GOVERNOR WILL ASK U S TO AID IOWA COUNTIES Herring Reports He Will Fly to Washington on Saturday DES MOINES Clyde L Herring said Tuesday he will ask federal officials to approve a three point drought relief program for a third of Iowas 99 counties The governor said complete de tails of the program will be work ed out in conferences this week and that he will fly to Washington Sat urday to ask federal approval The program the governor said i will include slaughter of drought cattle in Iowa plants operated by I relief labor designation of approx I imately 30 Iowa counties as pri mary drought relief area to provide feed and seed loans ana grants and a WPA financed farmtomarket improvement program with employ ment regulations relaxed to permit hiring of farmers The governor explained that un der existing regulations most farm ers could not be hired since they are not on relief But they are going to need mon ey and the state needs the farmto market road the governor said Would Change Regulations If we can get the regulations changed so that farmers can work on the roads we can avoid the nec essity of handing out food and feed Herring said he was meeting with L S Hill state WPA administra tor Leslie Carl federal agricultural statistician Ray Murray agricul ture secretary and rural resettle ment officials at the state house I Tuesday afternoon He said preliminary plans for the threepoint program would be dis cussed at the conference The Woodbury county board or supervisors called on me today and said the farmers in the county will need Herring said They told me that 90 per cent of the corn crop thjre has been des troyed either or grass hoppers This morning I received a letter from the Harrison county board which contained substantial ly the same plea Situation Getting Desperate Secretary Murray tells me that the situation is getting desperate in a half dozen or so western Iowa He named Woodbury Harrison Monona Ringgold and Taylor as among those suffering the most se vere damage The governor said boards of su pervisors were given instructions on how to apply for designation as drought relief counties The instruc tions were drafted at a meeting of federal and state officials here Monday and areto be made public officially Thursday They provide that the state exten sion director and the agricultural statistician serve as a clearing house for applications R K Bliss extension director and Carl must pass on the applica tions and submit their recommenda tions to the agricultural depart ment in Washington which will make the official designations Applications Are Required Counties will be required to send to Bliss at Ames applications sign ed by the chairman of the county board of supervisors countersigned by the county agent and relief di rector and carrying attached infor mation as to the number of farmers who will need assistance and the number of feed and seed loans Unofficially counties recommend ed for drought aid which includes government feed and seed loans were Lyon Sioux Woodbury Plymouth Cherokee Ida Crawford Monona Harrison Shelby Audubon Potta wattamie Mills Fremont Page Montgomery Adams Taylor Union Ringgold Clarke Decatur Lucas Wayne Monroe Appanoose Wapel lo Davis Jefferson Van Buren Henry Lee and Des Moines lowan Run Over by Streetcar and Killed DES MOINES Morgan 35 suffered fatal injuries early Tuesday when he was run over by a streetcar here John Duffield operator of the car said Morgan was lying on the tracks but that he did not see him until too late to stop the car Loyal Militiamen Man Cannon for Rebel Attack Loyal militiamen and workers man artillery pieces on a hillside north of Madrid to repulse attacks by fascist troops This photo was rushed by radio to C ntral Press from Mason City to Hold Big Dollar Day Sale Thursday Mason Citys annual summer dol lar day sales will be held Thursday July 30 with a large number of merchants participating The event will be similar to pre vious summer dollar day sales that have always attracted shoppers from a wide area over North Iowa Merchants are planning to offer seasonable merchandise at various sales prices and to place hundreds of items on saleat With a gradually rising market price on commodities this will be an excellent occasion to stock up on goods for the whole family and the home This one day value event is sponsored by the Mason City Re tail Merchants association Reinsurance Offer Approved by Judge DES MOINES Cff District Judge Russell Jordan formally ap proved the proposal of the Occiden tal Life Insurance company of Los Angeles to reinsure the business of the Union Mutual company of Iowa in receivership since May 7 HEAT BELT OF U S SHIFTING Theory Offered by Authority on Weather Relation to Human Conduct CINCINNATI CSVAn authority on the relation of weather to human conduct came forward Tuesday with a theory that the heat belt of the United States gradually is shifting northward Further said Dr Clarence A Mills the world generally is getting warmer and this fact may become a definite factor in birth control His comment followed a report of the federal census bureau in Wash ington that heat deaths this year were concentrated in cities in the northern tier of midwestern states In the summer oi which jLhousands of persons the heatmortality was centered more to the south Dr Mills professor of experimen tal medicine at University of Cin cinnati observed that heat deaths come because people are suddenly subjected to heat to which they are not accustomed We are gradually becoming accustomed to more heat with the temperature rising on a long time DOLLAR DAY Thursday July 30 Various types of merchandise will be attractively priced at Mason City stores Thursday To know what will be on sale read the Dollar Day advertisements in the GlobeGazette OFFERS MAYOR OF FERTILE DRINK AND GETS SENT TO JAIL about a little drink was the friendly gesture made by Reuben Howard of Leland as he stopped here inquiring of the whereabouts of a friend But he had stopped in the back yard of Mayor Thelan A Elthon who accepted the offer to the extent of getting hold of the bottle Then the mayor informed his genial vis itor that he had fallen into the hands of the law Another officer was called and the man was taken to Northwood where he was bound over to the grand jury for the October term of the district court in Worth coun ty at a preliminary hearing in jus tice court on a charge of illegal pos session of intoxicating liquor Howard was brought to North wood by Sheriff Weieneth His bail bond was placed at and being unable to raise this surety he was taken to the county jail in North wood COOLER WEATHER BUT NO SHOWERS Iowa Weatherman Puts His Faith in High Pressure Area to West DES MOINES weather man putting his faith in a high pressure area to the northwest pre dicted cooler temperatures for Wed nesday although he saw no pros pect of rain Cooler weather he said has come to the Dakotas and Ne braska and should spread eastward over Iowa Tuesday night and Wed nesday Central Iowa temperatures he forecast probably would hold to 95 degrees and though the south east might record some 100 degree highs Tuesday Wednesday probably will see the maximums stopping at 90 or lower Showers and clouds Monday held temperatures to levels 10 degrees FLORIDA COAST AWAITS STORM Tropical Gale of Moderate but Mounting Intensity Moves on Bahamas JACKSONVILLE tropical disturbance of moderate but mounting intensity moved on the Bahamas Tuesday as storm warnings were ordered from Fort Pierce to Key West on the south eastern Florida coast The weather bureau said the dis turbance was attended by strong winds near the center and fresh winds over a considerable area but added that it was slowly gaining in intensity Commits Suicide by Hanging in His Bam CEDAR RAPIDS C Castek 39 committed suicide Mon day night by hanging himself in his barn on afarm near Swisher Des pondency over financial matters was the cause according to George Maresh Johnson county coroner who investigated BE CAREFUL An appeal to guard against roadside fires was directed Tues day to motorists by the Iowa State Safety council Scores of said the pres ident of the organization have resulted from the thoughtless flicking of a cigaret or cigar butt from automobile windows Entire fields of unharvested grain have been destroyed in numerous cases The losses have run into the hundreds of thousands of dol lars in toto In the forest country of the United States motorists have been made to understand their re sponsibility in this matter I am confident that the same appeal will be effective in droughtbaked Iowa Lets all be MORE REFUGEES LEAVE MADRID CRUISER WAITS Loyal Spanish Forces on Land and in Air Hit Hard at Rebels SPANISH AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press f Government forces reported they had blown up rebel ammuni tion dumps in the Guardarrama mountains but the insurgents said they had captured a moun tain village with heavy casual ties Loyalists claimed complete left ist domination in Madrid and four important provincial cities and said loyal troops were win ning in a half dozen other places with aerial attacks intensified Gen Emilio Mola northern commander predicted a strong military dictatorship for Spain and said his troops would reach Madrid by Thursday or Friday The boom of cannon signaled a new battle in the border country south of Hendaye France One report said the rebel bar racks at Loyola near Hendaye and San Sebastian had surren dered unconditionally Government forces took up po sitions overlooking the rebel stronghold at Oviedo and pre pared for a new bombardment lower than those which seared the state over the weekend The high est report was 106 at Keokuk Many points however got off with less than 100 degrees Some scattered showers fell in the southeast portion of the state Monday night but the weatherman said they were meager Mason City recorded a maximum temperature of 95 degrees Monday afternoon Committee Probing Townsend Plan Has Session at Chicago CHICAGO special con gressional committee to investigate the Townsend old age pension plan was called into session Tuesday to consider a report of tbe somttimes stormy bearings in Washington last spring Representative C Jasper Bell chairman of the commit tee said he expected six of the eight members to attend but de clined to predict approval of the re port He said consideration might require a day or two U S CRUISER ANCHORED IN HARBOR AT ALICANTE By The Associated Press Loyal federal forces on land and bombing fleetsin the skies smashed with new might at Spains fascist rebels Tuesday while the American cruier Quincy anchored in the southern harbor of ing scores of United States citizens still marooned in Madrid Although previous advices indi cated the evacuation of foreigners from the capital had started the Washington state department re ceived word the Madrid embassy planned to send approximately 150 American refugees out on Thurs day morning presumably by train Columns of troops anarchists and laborers supported by new bombing planes converged on the rebel stronghold of Zaragoza in the north other aerial fleets struck at re maining insurgent garrisons else where and loyal raiders blasted enemy ammunition dumps in the mountains north of Madrid British Airliners Detained At Bordeaux France authorities detained four British airliners pend ing investigation of a report they were bound for Spanish Morocco to ferry rebel reinforcements across the straits to Spain Aboard the floating American the cutter Cayuga Uni ted States Ambassador Claude G Bowers directed efforts to rescue American nationals on the Bay of Biscay and elsewhere in Spain Artillery was wheeled again into action to crush fascist garri sons particularly in the north One report said rebel holdouts in the Loyola barracks near San Se bastian had surrendered uncondi tionally following along siege Fas cist insurgents at Olviedo apparent ly still were Hanging on to their garrison but the government pre pared a new bombardment New Outbursts of War With new and intensive aerial warfare ordered against outlying rebel garrisons in several provinces new outbursts of Civil war rocked the mountain barriers to Madrid it self Both the leftist government and the fascist rebels marching down out of the north claimed vic tory The loyalists asserted a daring1 raid had blasted insurgent ammuni tion dumps out of existence Rebel headquarters 50 miles from the capital announced the capture of a Guadarrama mountain village in bloody fighting with hundreds dead and wounded Will Reach Madrid General Emilio Mola fascist chieftain predicted his men would reach Madrid Thursday or and said a strong military dicta torship would follow Hia words found no support in the leftist capital Government leaders claimed not only a successful defense of the capital but said Madrid Barcelona Toledo Albacete and Guadalajara were under complete leftist domin ation Victory for loyalists was forecast at Cordoba Granada Seville Cadiz Oviedo Zara goza   

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