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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 3, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME i 5 M L M 5 L i T OF i MO 1 V F THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII F1VK CENTS 4 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1UE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 31936 TEIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 256 Plans for Resettling Tugwell Says Task at Present Only StopGap By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON a c 1 from the middle northwes drought area the Dakotas Montana and Re settlement Direc tor Rexford G Tugwell says hit present task is largely stopgap in its character p r e s id e n Roosevelts per manent commit tee the eco nomic readjust ment of popula tion was created to deal with the question as a long time proposition Tugwells experience of today will as he expresses it go into the permanent committees pot His immediate concern however is conditions of the with the relief of agriculture and the maintenance of the livestock industry in areas where the farm ers case already is hopeless where the cattlemans grass may be too far gone to reseed itself next sea son where folk not only are ruined momentarily but dont know how they will get through the winter or make a fresh start in the spring Views Tugwell An emergency situation and a long time policy must be different ly considered says Tugwell For example he points out irrigation generally speaking may have its merits But how about a specific irrigation project Will it or will it not cost more than the value of the land to be watered And may not the dry cycle be ending May we not be on the eve of a highly productive one But suppose all the cultivatible surface soil has been blown awiy in the meantime down to hard pan What will be the good of wet season in a region where nothing can grow anyway That is not true answers Tug well of the northern great plains states Their soil has not altogether blown away They are not in the dust bowl proper They may be essentially a grass country But perhaps their dryish sections on an average are more or less cultiva table as well as pastoral Other Possibilities In short even grass land may have possibilities for smallscale subsistence farming the cattle raiser may be able to set his own table from his own carefully tended garden instead of living on canned vegetables and condensed milk So too can the wheat farmer instead of being a single cropper Ditto the southern cotton grow er He cant eat cotton He ought to be able to raise his own veg etables some chickens and a pig or two The difficulty is that fre quently his landlord will not let him do it but insists on the devo tion of every square inch of soil to cotton Progressiveism is not altogether free from this selfishnes Illustratively there has been quite a trend of Dakota farmers recently to Wisconsin Cut Over Land Now Wisconsin has considerable land which once was and still should be afforested but today has been cut over Wisconsin authority would be glad to see it go back to forest but looks coldly to say the least upon any new type of farm ingexcept tree farming And of course tree crops are too distant for the average farmer to depend on for his current requirements There is another clash of inter ests The stock raisers in the cattle country reason that dirt farmers never should have intruded on them and want them to get out However businessmen in the small farm towns violently object to any policy calculated to semi rtepopulate their realm They need numbers to buy their goods and small fanning is more numerous than stock raising on big ranches Farmers Move Out But the small farmers are set tling this moving out as they sec fit If they are tenants who cannot make ends meet away they go Or they may have thought they were landowners but are so heavily mortgaged that they can not meet their obligations The resettlement folk see it as their duty to supervise this re shuffle as intelligently as it can A farm family decides to move Is it undertaking to move to a de sirable new location Or would some other place be better Or would it perchance be better for that family to stay where it is The resettlement folks mission is to settle these edu cational matter Finance Judgment Next it must finance its judg ments with government cash It has done it with loans and if WILL NOT INTERVENE IN SPAIN No Seasonal Business Slump This Year YEAR OF NEARLY SEEN FOR TRADE Autumn and Christina Outlook Painted in Bright Colors By FREDERICK GARDNER NEW YORK midsummer panorama of Droad business reviva unfolded Monday as Wall street sought to appraise the autumn out look Busy steel mills record electric power output well sustained auto mobile production a high level of retail trade peak freight movement for the year and demand for new equipment by railroads were sketched into the July picture Business analysts accepted th latest statistical data as evidence that trade and industry under mo mentum of a year of almost unbrok en expansion had held their recov ery stride instead of slowing for the hot months in customary seasonal style How long the pace would holt was a matter of conjecture Some authorities have painted the autumn and Christmas outlook in bright col ors taking the midsummer record as an indication of a powerful un derlying recovery sweep Hit Buying Poiver Others contend that crop losses from drought and a rise in foot prices eventually would hit mass purchasing power They trace the unusual summer showing of sus tained business activity partly to the record peace time outpouring of federal funds mainly for the sol diers bonus and argue the stimulus of this money may be on the wans in the fall Business figures added to the rec ord in the last week depicted a sub stantial advance in industry com pared with a year ago Outstanding was steel with op orations around the peak for the year at 715 per cent of capacity ac cording to trade estimates against 44 per cent a year ago when the upturn in heavy industry was start ing to accelerate Cascadings at Peak Railroad carloadings made a peak for the year at 731062 an increase of 135490 over the comparable 1935 igure Power production figures were 145 per cent higher and weekly automobile production was reported as between 96000 and 98 000 units against about 69400 in e comparable 1935 period Behind these figures analysts saw the influence of moderate revival in construction and some industrial ulant expansion and modernization as well as brisk demand for goods of he every day consumption variety aoth at wholesale and retail The stamina of the recovery was traced by some to renewed demand or what economists call producers durable machinery ocomotivcs a long dearth of buying The demand remained for the most part well below 1929 levels al hough some producers of textiles obacco products electric household appliances and other consumers goods have been operating at or iear top levels of past years Modest Scale Building The steel industrys activity was seen as the most striking exhibit of getting about 70 per cent of them jack Which is a pretty good record n these times resettlement offi cials maintain How much of a readjustment is there Well it varies States like Ohio have been drought stricken but it isnt likely hat there has been any emigra ion from the Buckeye state In the dust bowl there unquestionably has ieen considerable Estimates run all the way up rom nothing to 50 per cent Plenty of Land What becomes of an immigrant n a new environment Why he is a tenant in all prob ability Most likely he was a ten ant where he came from If not he was so heavily mortgaged that it amounted to the same thing or worse In reality say the resettlement Wk there is plenty of available and It has been taken by states for axes or it has been foreclosed on iy mortgagees who do not desire t The resettlement folk arc trying to readjust Inflation Scheme Didnt Work Federal agents allege that these three men attempted to make bills out of SI bills but were caught after they had passed three of them The defendants left to right are Al Kriens Clarence Shields and Wilfred Kriens The Kriens live at Spencer and Shields at Dickens They are being held in the county jail at Sioux City having failed to put up bond of each Iowa Daily Press Photo Hampton Burglars Get Safe Containing returning demand for heavy equip ment and revival in building on a modest scale Also held indicative of the under currents was the announcement of the Association of American Rail roads that new freight cars on order July 1 made the highest total since 1929 The United States Steel corpora tion last week reported the first earnings for its common stock in five years and raised the dividend on its preferred stock to SI from 50 cents a share A compilation by the Associated Press of the figures of the first 155 corporations reporting earnings for the three months ended June 30 showed an average gain of 61 per cent compared with the second quar cr last year Mass buying power economists noted was bolstered in the first half of the year by a further increase in farmers income and industrial pay rolls Payroll Shons Increase The United States Steel corpora tion announced its payroll in the lirst six months increased 25 per cent compared with the first half of 1935 More workers and added hours accounted for the Average steel employment esti mated by trade authorities at near y 500000 was said to be above 1929 iugene G Grace president of the Bethlehem Steel corporation report ed his company was employing near y 82000 against the 1929 peak of He saw the steel outlook as en couraging with incoming business sufficient to maintain current oper ation at least for Bethlehem in a general demand for metal from makers of building supplies auto motive products rail equipment household goods and machinery Break Windows Doors of Theater to Get In and Out early Mon day hauled away the large safe of the Windsor theater containing and some valuable papers The burglars entered the building by breaking a window on the east side Then they broke open the office door After getting the safe they unlocked the door leading from the office to the street and took the heavy strong box out by that way officers believe It was thought the burglary oc curred between 3 and 4 oclock Mis R H Woodburn who lives nearby said she heard a truck drive away from in front of the theater shortly before 4 oclock She said she also heard a crash as if something heavy were being placed in a truck Night Marshal George Molencamp a little later discovered the burglary Officials were investigating Mon day Track marks left by a truck at the theater were studied and fin gerprints were obtained Two Big Balloons in 15 Hour Match Race CLEVELAND 35000 cubic foot balloons the Goodyear X and the Great Lakes Exposition drifted eastward over Ohio Mon day skirting the edge of Lake Erie n a 15 hour match race The Goodyear was the first to ake oft before a lingering crowd f 2000 in Cleveland stadium Icav ng the ground at a m The Cleveland bag followed at a m j n the forcnoo FORECAST IOWA Cloudy Monday night with thundershowcrs in south west and north central portions Monday afternoon or night Gen erally fair cooler Tuesday and in west and north portions Monday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday cool er in southeast portion Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Jsight 72 At 8 a m Monday 76 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 84 Minimum in Night 17 At S a m Sunday 74 Prospects for rain in all directions were of the best Sunday night but no rain came Monday opened cloudy but the sun had broken through and the mercury was on its upward course before 10 oclock IOWA PROPERTY WAYERSWU RECEIVE REFUND Million Dollars to Come From Sales and Income Taxes DES MOINES Valen tine state tax board chairman an nounced Monday that Iowa proper ty taxpayers will receive a tax re fund in September of eleven and a half million dollars from sales and income tax receipts The board sent to county officers Monday a notice of each countys share in the amount and said checks were being prepared and will be forwarded to each county taxpayer very shortly Is 1 Mill Reduction The refund is on the basis of as sessed valuation of each property taxpayers holdings and will amount to a four mill reduction The sum will be deducted from the last half tax bill payable in September In cases where the tax bill has been paid in full the county treas urer is required by law to give the refund to the taxpayer The refund allocated more than wipes out the property tax bill for state purposes The state tax of about yearly was on the basis of a 31 mill levy Prediction Is Fullilled Valentine said that in making the refund the tax board fulfilled Gov Clyde L Herrings prediction last spring that payment of your prop erty tax for state purposes is just a loan to the will be re turned in September Last year the state government was supported by indirect revenues and sales and income tax receipts The legislature in 1935 voted to re impose the property levy for state purposes but continued the provi sion for a refund contained in the original sales tax law In effect the refund reduces the Iowa property tax bill from S9000 000 to 577450000 Local govern ment taxes for county and city gov ernment and support of schools amount to 80 million dollars yearly Third Direct Refund Mondays allocation is the third direct refund from sales and income tax collections which total nearly IS million dollars yearly In 1934 53 243584 was allocated to counties and in 1935 taxpayers received 000997 Counting Mondays refund and the six million dollars which went for state government last year nearly 25 million dollars in sales and income tax receipts has been used to replace property taxes Valen tine said Other For Relief Work The taxes became effective in April 1934 Since that time Valen tine reported has been collected In addition to the amount said was used for property tax replacement 57000000 was used for emergency relief and 5250000 for emergency conservation work After making the allocation Monday we have a million dollars cash on hand for the next quarters relief allotment if needed and for emergency conserva tion Valnetine said Threepoint tax law receipts Counties Allamakcp amounting to were used for relief prior to June 30 1935 Be ginning on that date the legislature set aside 54000000 annually for re iief Valentine said the sales tax yields about 14 million dollars annually snd the personal and corporation ncome taxes about four millions Tolk County Highest Since the allocation is on the ba sis of assessed properly valuation counties with the highest total property value will receive a larger proportion of Mondays refund Polk BiCmcr county highest on the list will re Butler ceive Woodbury countys Ccrro Gordo share was listed as S473S2720 Chickasaw Rural areas which have lower Clay millage levies than urban centers Clayton will receive the largest percentage Emmet tax reduction Valentine said Fayettc The average rural mill levy is Floyd about 20 mills he stated So the Franklin refund for the average farmer tax Hancock payer will be 20 per cent On the Hardin last half tax mill then it will mean Howard a 40 per cent reduction Humbokit Example Is Given Kossuth In cities and towns the levy runs Mitchell much higher DCS IWoinos for exam Palo Alto pic has a 55 mill levy j PocahonUis Suppose a farmer whose tax i Winnobaso levy is 20 mill pays taxes a Winoshick year Valentine explained The reI Worth fund will lakr off his tax billWright LOOK INSIDE CORNELIUS JOHNSON Johnson Cracks Olympic Games High Jump Mark ON PAGE 9 Four LeRoy Buildings Destroyed by Flames ON PAGE 14 Revolt in Spam May Involve All of Europe COL 2 PAGE 1 Lower Light Rates and Bus Franchise Voted ON PAGE 7 Charles Webster Rites Held in Waucoma Home ON PAGE 7 Cooler Weather but No Heavy Rains Seen ON PAGE 2 His last half bin instead of being 5100 will be 560 In making the apportionment the tax board allowed for lee way in figuring by county treasur ers It was explained the amount apportioned among all counties was necessary because otherwise a good deal of centsplitting would have to be done Listed in North Iowa The total property tax assessed valuation oC the state was listed as The refund will not Three Other Nations Plan Hands Off Fresh Troops Thrown Into Assaults on Three Fronts SIANISH AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Informed quarters in Paris say Great Britain and Italy likely will adhere to Frances proposed policy 01 nonintervention Barcelona advices say popular front troops captured La Zaida Secretary Hull warns Amer icans remaining in Spain devel oping conditions might make rescue by United States govern ment ships impossible Loyalists and rebels launch fresh assaults on north central and southern fronts Loyalists reinforced for another drive in Guadarrama mountains Insurgents open fresh offensive against San Sebastian Loyal warships bombard Ceuta and other points Rebels reported to have occupied towns of Guad arrama and iNavaipcral 6 YEAR OLD GIRL INTO SIDE OF AUTO KILLED Dorothy Pauline Hert of Mason City One of 250 1936 Iowa Victims Dorothy Pauline Hcrl fi year old laughter of Mr and Mrs Paul Hert G07 Van Buren avenue northwest died on the way to a local hospi tal about oclock Sunday evening from in juries received when she ran in to the side of a car driven by James E Coon ley county at torney of Hamp ton The child who FUKSH TKOOIS THROWN INTO CIVIL COJSTUCT By The Associated Jress In its seventeenth clay ii fratri cidal war Spain echoed the rattle of musketry Monday with an agreement imminent among three great Mediterranean powers to lot the peninsular nation settle its family squabbles alone Rports indicated assaults were in progress between government rebel troops on three central and fresh troops thrown in by both sides Important internationally and looked upon as tacit guarantee of the peace of Europe for the mo ment was an apparently successful appeal by France to both Great Britain and Italy to agree to a policy of nonintervention in Spain Last weeks incident in which two Italian airplanes were forced down on the north African coast ostensibly while carrying imple ments of war to the Spanish rebels caused a great dealt of uneasiness especially in Paris seat of a so cialist regime Mussolini lei Asscnl Informed quarters in Paris Mon day said Great Britains adherence Lo a hands off policy in Spain like ly would be received Tuesday and that on the strength nf Britains attitude Premier Mussolini of Italy was expected to give his assent to such a policy Similar appeals were expected to be sent to Germany Russia and other major nations Barcelona advices said the gov ernment claimed the capture of La Zaida in a renewed drive on the Aragon front against the rebel stronghold of Zaragoza Loyalists gathered strength for still another pusli agamsi rebels in the Guadarrama mountain circle above Madrid Rebel insurgents turned anew against shell torn San Sebastian on the Bay of Biscay Gen Emiliu ilola ordered the campaign with the reinforcement of an estimated 10000 soldiers from Pamplona Ccuta Is Bombarded Loyal warships bombarded Ceuta in Spanish Morocco and other con centrations along the coast Observers said General Mola sought to clear a northern outlet to the sea before turning against Madrid which he said last week would be captured within a few clays Rebel advance guards were re ported to have occupied the towns of Guadarrama and Navalperal considered control points of two of the three mountain gateways to Madrid In the capital itself the govern ment said complete control had been established over the popula tion and declared the entire civil war situation was definitely ood Dorothy Hcrt eery 616 Ninth had got out of her fathers car which was park ed across from the Thomas gro apply to taxes paid on moneys and credits the board chairman said The following table shows the amount of refund property taxpayI from their standpoint crs of each North Iowa county will receive B82S93S Raskob Arrives Home From Yellowstone Ill nsrwOG2 16971339 S9S0127 OGS92 95 no4004o fi532BSO 1170402 sssnoen 102793S5 S514S91 11680399 fiOS3n63 7S04797 1478170S 7092415 S701192 1 Ras uardian policeman NEW YORK kob whom a 4 called a very sick man arrived home Monday from Yellowstone na tional park He is suffering from knee arthritis The former chairman of the dem ocratic national committee was car ried from a train on a stretcher placed in an ambulance and taken at once to St Vincents hospital lowau Drowns in River MANCHESTER La th rop about 26 of Strawberry Point drowned in the Maquokela river early Sunday when the boat ii which he was riding overturns Roy Shrivrr ol Strawberry Poiu his companion attempted In save him but the attempt was futile street northwest was running across the street and n directly into the front fender of the Coonlcy car The girl was taken to the Park hospital by Mr Coonley immediately but she died on the way to the hospital Riding in the car with Mr Coon Icy at the time of the accident were Mrs Coonlcy Phillip Okcrstrom Cedar Falls and Irene Nelson Har lan No one saw the girl until she struck the side of the car Mr Coon ley stated he was driving about 15 miles an hour at the time of the accident The girls left side was crushed and the collarbone was broken and shu suffered internal injuries Cor oner J E MacDonald investigated the accident and absolved Mr Coon lcy of criminal responsibility Surviving the girl are her par ents one sister Harriet Ann 5 years of age one brother Darrald Paul 7 months old a grandmother Mrs Paul Wagner tiJ2 Monroe avenue southwest and grandparents Mr and Mrs William Hert S15 South Federal avenue The child was born in Mason City March 4 1930 Funeral services will be at oclock Tuesday afternoon at the Alliance Gospel tabernacle with thp Rev P E Frcligh in charge Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body was taken to the Randall fun eral home FATA r STACVVILLE CUASH INVESTIGATED Charles Katlmn of Osage said Monday evi dence had been found that two oc cupants of a car which went into a ditch near here early Sunday kill ing one of them had been drinking intoxicating liquor Gus Duckwitz 64 farmer who lived west of Stacyville was killed Herman Eisterhold the driver of the auto was injured The 1 wo were returning from Toctervilld when the car left thR road tipped over and landed in a ditch about oclock in the morning it was believed that Duckwitz died at once About three hours afterward it was believed Eisterhold regained consciousness and walked a dis tance of about 20 rods to a farm house for help Officials were also notified Eistcrhold was given medical treatment for his injuries and then taken to his home The auto a Chevrolet coach was demolished Funeral services for Duckwir will be held Tuesday at Stacyvili Surviving are two brothers Charles and Will Duckwitz both of Little Cedar IOWA HIGHWAY TOLL KEACHES 218 TOTAL Jty The Associated friiss Sunday highway accidents which brought death to five lowans and two accidents Monday boasted the states auto fatality toll to 250 foi the yea1 At Le Mars Roman Murray J and his brother SMwin 11 died as the result of an automobile colli sion near Brownsville They were on their way to a picnic at VYcstfield with their parents Mr and Cal Murray of Kingsley when the accident occurred Harold Horman of Falls City Ncbr worker on a federal river project near Mondamin was killed when a car in which he was riding crashed into another Six persons wrere injured in the smashup Richard Reeves 27 Omaha suf fered serious injuries when police said his car crashed into a street car at Council Bluffs A rounty truck crew found Ja cob KliiiK 21 nf Perry dead Mon day his pinned under thp of his overturned automobile fivs mir of A ivi ities said Klines apc   

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