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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 6, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY AUGUST 6 1936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 259 Lewis May Be Power Labor Leader Hopes to Swing Vote to Roosevelt EIGHT KILLED IN AIRLINER CRASH Bv CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Politi cal probabilities lurk back of the labor situation of today I f president Roosevelt is re elected and it ap pears that Pres ident John L Lewis of the United M ine Workers has been a very po tent influence in reelecting him Lewis will be a powerful iigure Moreover i t will not be hard how efficiently Lewis succeeds in delivering his organ izations vote to President Roose velt Its strength is concentrated in certain states and localities How they go on Nov 3 will furnish a pretty conclusive test of the re liability of his control over his supposed following Incidentally Lewis was a republican Concentrated Leadership A labor leadership is more con centrated than any other group leadership F a r m e rs are individualistic They have their but they do not cast their ballots with any national solidarity No farm er subscribes to the philosophy of scarcity except for others He wants to take advantage of the scarcity to raise personally a bumper at scarcitys high price Employerdom is vocally impres sive butnot numerous at the polls The petty white collar folk the consumers in general are split every whichway Advised How to Vote Labor as marshaled by the A F of L has been pretty cohesive It has called itself nonpartisan Nevertheless its premier organ published in Washing ton has made a practiceof ad vismg workingnien foV whom to vote Labor is published by the rail road brotherhoods the most im portant of which are not affiliated with the A F of L It is friendly to the A F of an A F of L weekly in effect if not officially It would not be fair to say that capital and the white Spain Warned to Protect American Property REBEL CITY OF CADIZ FALLS TO LEFTIST TROOPS PreRevolution Plans in Spains Royal Family Are Revealed Car Plunges 15 Feet Into River collarites respectively are all split up and that labor is not Split Two Ways Labor is split but only two ways it is not dissipated The A F of L has had approxi mately members The John L Lewis faction has detache about It hopes ad approximately and it may succeed in doing it If the Lewisites do succeed the A F of L can only case of malnutrition Listen to the A F of L toilers side of the argument He is a skilled worker It is proposed to give a wage proportionate to his own to As a craftsman he wil not agree Line With Farmers The however refers to the aristocracy of John L Lewis program is to align industrial his kind of union with craft unionization and the farmers It cannot be done in all likeli hood Still Lewis is trying to combine the FarmerLabor It has been tried previously but never so competently If it can be done this Watch the workers By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The United States Thursday called upon the Spanish government to provide adequate protection for American property in the revolu tionary area warning that it would expect adequate indemnification for any damage suffered Meanwhile fall of the rebel city of Cadiz Spain before a bitter loy alist attack was reported by Madrid as astounding disclosures were made of prerevolution plans for the uprising in Spains official On instructions from the state department Eric C Wendelin charge daffaires of the American embassy in Madrid told Spanish foreign office officials the United States could not admit that the property of its nationals in Spain could be interfered with with im punity Received With Sympathy Wendelin reported after his call at the foreignoffice that the Amer ican representations were received with sympathetic Thus far the only interference with American property reported from Spain has been at Barcelona where elements aligned with the government have seized control of the plants of the Ford Motor com pany and the General Motors cor poration Puzzled by the strength of rebel positions in the Guadarrama moun tains leftist government function aries said they had learned of in dications that Jose Gil Robles for mer minister of war was planning for an attack on the capital city as early as last fall They said that bomb proof gun emplacements had been started CHICAGOS BILL TO SEEK OFFICE Thompson to Be Union Party Candidate for Illinois Governor CHICAGO Jenkins Chicago attorney announced in a statement Thursday that former mayor William Hale Big Bill Thompson would be the union par tys candidate for governor of DH Representative William Lemke North Dakota congressman is the presidential candidate of the union party which took the field a few weeks ago with the backing of Fath er Charles E Coughlin of Detroit Jenkins three times a candidate for republican nomination as United States senator in Illinois said Rep resentative left the Illinois situation up to authorizing the attorney to select the state ticket of the new national party during army maneuvers with a view to using them to overthrow the present liberal government Smash at Rebels Meanwhile Spains loyalist troops smashed at northern rebel strong holds even as the generalissimo of the Spanish insurrection ran blockade of government warships to land Moroccan reinforce ments on the peninsula for the march on Madrid Surrender of rebels on the Aragon front Barcelona advices said had opened the road for a further loyal advance of Zaragoza Implementing its war on the in surrectionists the Madrid liberal regime announced a drive from the air without mercy with as many as 300 airplanes to wipe out fascist forces throughout Spain The fiscists too were preparing themselves for a war in the air by notifying salesmen for fighting ma chines they were in the market for good planes Deliver Reinforcements In a five hour battle in the Straits of Gibraltar Gen Francisco Franco the motive power of the revolution succeeded in delivering reinforce ments to the peninsula from Span ish Morocco with the aid of an air plane convoy The insurgents insisted they had sunk a government gunboat and damaged a government submarine The French government was cheered by the adhesion of seven European nations to its suggested policy of nonintervention in war ridden Spain Among the approving nations were Germany Russia and Italy Russia and Italy attached condi ions and questions to their accept ances but the Quai dOrsay an nounced it would proceed to put the policy into effect in the interests of European peace Making Slow Advance Poised only 36 miles from the cap tal to consolidate positions before continuation of the thrust south ward the fascist forces were de cribed by the government as having been halted and subject to a final irushing blow by loyalists But reports from the front indi ated a slow if painful advance by he rebels Feverishly the govern ment poured reinforcements into the Guadarrama mountain gateways in xpectation of a three way assault o halt the fascist drive In Sight of Capital The fascists were in sight of the apital from their vantage point on he heights of mountain territory they captured in handtohand en The government nevertheless sanguine of the ultimate out ome of the rebellion On the dawn After this car plunged through the rail of a bridge near Goodell and 15 feet down to the water two neighbors found the driver strag gling to Jteep the otheroccupant aged about above the water Only slight bruises were Suffered by the two occupants 2 Men Narrowly Escape Drowning Near Goodell 70 Year Old Slightly Injured in Crash Pals and Henry Van Osten Meservey narrowly es caped drowning when their automo bile failing to make a turn plunged through the railing of a bridge om mile east of here at oclock Wednesday afternoon and down 15 feet into the east branch of the Iowa river Two farmers in the vicinity Alex Early and Frank Gee heard the crash and came to the rescue of the accident victims who were im prisoned in the car which bad turned over on its side On reaching the car they found Pals struggling to keep Van Osten who is approximately 70 years of age above water The two were taken to Goodell and Dr G E Steele called from Belmond to give medical attention to Van Ousten who received slight injuries Pals who is a former radio en tertainer at Shenandoah was the driver of the car a new Chevrolet The accident drew scores of spec tators from Goodell and the sur rounding countryside Men were still at work Thursday morning endeav oring to remove the car from the river Supervisor Ben Greiman ar rived soon after the accident to in spect the bridge and to order repairs made on it Jumps Wrong Way as Tree Starts to Fall HUMBOLDT Altaian Humboldt farmer jumped the wrong way Thursday when the tree he was cutting down on his farm started falling Caught under its branches he suf fered a broken shoulder broken ankle fractured ribs and head in uries of the twentieth day of the revolt t asserted it had captured the pro vinces of Catalonia Valencia Mur cia Malaga Ciudad Real Guadala ar Badajoz and the northern resort city of San Sebastian The leftist army was being dras ically reorganized Rebel Chiefs Killed The government announced the death of five rebel generals and the capture of 11 others Russia stipulated Portugal must be included in the agreement and that certain states must halt all assistance to the rebels French offi cial circles surmised the Soviets di rected their second condition at Ger many and Italy IOWA WEATHER WILL WARM UP ht More Counties Given Approval for Federal Drought Aid DES MOINES clouds which brought drought easing rain to much of Iowa Wednesday driftec out of the sky Thursday and the weatherman forecast fair weather with rising temperature for Thurs day night and Friday Meanwhile Paul C Taff of the Iowa State college extension ser vice and Leslie M Carl federal ag ricultural statistician approved the applications of eight more Iowa counties for primary federal drought relief The applications were sent to Washington for final approval which will boost the number of Iowa counties in the drought relief zone to 43 The new counties are Adair Aud ubon Guthrie Louisa Madison Marion Warren and Washington Taff said he expected several other counties to apply for federal relief including Carroll Osceola and OBrien Several points reported further rain Wednesday adding up the to tal which fell over the state Tues day night Keokuk measured 10 and 68 Des inches Davenport Moines 01 The weatherman said he expect ed west Iowa temperatures to get into the lower nineties Thursday and that Friday would see warmer temperatures spreading over the entire state The top temperature reported Wednesday was Council Bluffs 88 arroll reported the early Thursday morning low of 55 Children Scramble for Roles in Movie HOLLYWOOD doz en husky studio policemen gingerly ouched an assortment of bruises Thursday which they acquired in a miniature riot on the lot It by the wild rush of 500 ambitious boys and girls and heir parents struggling to be first in line for a mass for roles n the picture The Adventures of om SECRET SERVICE CHIEFS DEMOTED BYMORGENTHAU Treasury Chief Deeply Shocked by Probe of GMen WASHINGTON ing the demotion of two secret ser vice officials Secretary Morgenthau said Thursday he was deeply shocked to learn that secret ser vice agents had taken it upon themselves to investigate activities of the federal bureau of investiga He announced the demotion by one grade of Assistant Secret Ser vice Chief Joseph E Murphy and the demotion to field service of Grady Boatwright formerly in chargeof the St Paul bureau The treasury head made public a letter to Attorney General Cum mings expressing deep regret to you and your department for this irresponsible action and to assure you that suitable disciplinary mea sures will be Probe In Progress An investigation by W H Moran chief of the secret service and other high treasury officials has been in progress since Attorney General Cummings told newsmen at a press conference there had been ill advised investigation of justice department agents by another gov ernment agency Reports received by Cumming were that secret service men at St into cir cumstances surrounding the shoot ing to death of Eddie Green a Dil linger gangster Successors to the demoted men have not been named Declaring there is nothing I re gret more than this Mor genthau said that Murphy had been in the secret service 35 years and had an unblemished Started by Murphy The actioin taken by these the secretary said in his letter to Cummings is one which I heart ily disapprove and will not permit by any member of the treasury de Morgenthou said the investigation had been started by Murphy on his own initiative Boatwright was dis ciplined he added for exceeding instructions given him by The disciplinary action was an nounced shortly after Morgenthau had conferred with the attorney general The text of Morgenthaus letter follows Upon my return to the office to day after several weeks absence there were laid before me the re ports which I ordered prepared as soon as I read statements in the press relating to investigation by members of the United States secret service of certain agents of the fed eral bureau of investigation Action Not Permitted I was deeply shocked to learn from these reports that certain members of the secret service had taken it upon themselves to investi gate activities of the federal bu reau of investigation The action taken by these men is one which I heartily disapprove and will not per by any member of the treasury department I wish to take this opportunity o express my deep regret to you and your department for this irre sponsible action and to assure you that suitable disciplinary measures will be Attorney General Cummings later issued the following statement I deeply appreciate Secretary Morgenthaus fine letter The administrative action taken him deals with an unfortunate situation in effective fashion I re gard the matter as satisfactorily Pryor Announces He Resigned as Head of Relief 7 Weeks Ago BURLINGTON C Pryor tate emergency relief administra or announced Thursday that he tad submitted his resignation to 3ov Clyde Herring seven weeks go but that to his knowledge it had not been acted upon Mr Pryor vas appointed relief administra or June 27 1935 I have talked with the governor about consolidation of relief agen stated Mr Pryor and am heartily in favor of it LOOK INSIDE 351 JACK LOVELOCK Lovelock Wins 1500 Meter Run at Berlin ON Page 13 North Iowa Fair Makes Survey of 4H Activities ON PAGE 9 Fires Cause Losses on Farms in North Iowa ON PAGE 4 2 lowans Hurt in Bus Crash in Pennsylvania ONEAGE 2 Hope Abandoned for Men Trapped in Mine Explosion Rescue Workers Search foi Bodies of 57 or More of Victims BARNSLEY York 5 Hope virtually was abandoned late Thursday for the safety of any of 57 or more miners trapped in a coal pit far underground by an early morning explosion Rescue workers searching fran tically for bodies in the colliery of the Wharncliffe Wood Moor com pany laid body beside body in ever increasing numbers as they emerged from the workings Dr James Henderson a member of one of the rescue teams said the situation was We reached most of the he said A lot of the men had been killed by the violence of the explosion Others were lying about in attitudes suggesting they had been suffocated by Rescuers discovered no signs of fire reported earlier to have swept the mine chamber Rescue teams were organized among miners in neighboring work ngs Their efforts however to reach the imprisoned men were ser iously hampered by falls of rock underground The trapped miners were workers on the night shift One man reached the surface af ter the explosion suffering from serious burns on his face and hands Hundreds of wives and relatives of the trapped miners gathered around the pithead to await news of the prisoners FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday Rising temperatures Thursday night and in east por tion Friday MINNESOTA Fair warmer in northwest portion Thursday night Friday fair in south in creasing cloudiness in north por tion warmer IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 87 Minimum in Night 53 At 8 A M Thursday 71 Again a period of cloudinesshere no mois ture for this section of North Iowa Labor Fight to Finish Is Threatened Lewis May Head Riva Group After A F of L Suspension WASHINGTON tremend ous fight to a finish between tw huge factions of labor unionists with countless shops an mines as the scene of action threatened Thursday after Ameri can Federation of Labor leaders de cided to suspend John L Lewis1 an of his followers for re Already there was talk in th Lewis camp of forming a rival fed eration Informed labor circles saw the possibility that the two formid able groups would compete fiercely for each others members and fo new recruits May Go Under There was varying speculation as to whether the A F of L migh go under in such an evolutional1 struggle as the old knights of la bor did decades ago or whether i would emerge triumphant over the rebels who dared to defy it The decision of the A F of L ex ecutive council announced Wednes day night after a three days was that the Lewis group comprising the United Mine work ers and nine more of the stronger and richest unions should be sus pended indefinitely unless they re pented within 30 days Thus there was still time to re store peace within the divided ranks of labor but bitter pronounce ments from both sides gave no hini peacemakers would be success ful Will Not Disband To avoid suspension Lewis the United Mine workers head must disband the committeefor indus trial organization through which the 10 affiliated unions are trying to organize mass production work ers into huge industrial unions re gardless of craft lines We will not disband the com mittee for industrial he announced The decision of the executive council will not change the policy of the C I nor will it have any effect upon the organiz ing activitiesof the The executive council whose craft members do not like the Lew is method of overlooking craft lines in organizing work accused Lewis M splitting labor by forming the C I O as a rival to existing A F of L unions PLAYBOY KILLER IN DEATH ROW VIercer Waits for Death He Asked for in Slaying at Tip ton FORT MADISON M Mercer playboy Thursday rvously awaited the death penalty asked for at the state peniten iary here Brought here immediately after receiving the death sentence by Judge F O Ellison at Tipton Wed nesday afternoon Mercer was plac ed in death row He is sentenced to hang Aug 28 1937 Mercer changed his plea from nnocent to guilty when he appeared Defore Judge Ellison His attorneys asked that sentence be passed im mediately Although he signed a onfession to killing Robert G Sproat Tipton vigilante in 1930 hortly after his arrest in California everal weeks ago Mercer entered plea of innocent on his first ar aignment in district court Judge Ellison heard testimony to etermine of guilty be ore passing sentence Sheriff W W Christian told of Mercers request or the death penalty inpreference life imprisonment Wayne Kile Mercers former audit pal now serving a life term i the state penitentiary followed im to the stand to testify that it Mercers gun which had killed proat Kile recounted a Davenport rug store robbery by John Mercer is brother Roy Mercer and him elf preceding the killing When sentence had been pMsed forcer signed an affidavit absolving He from the killing This may be used later to obtain a commutation f Kiles sentence SIX PASSENGERS AND TWO PILOTS DEAD IN PLUNGE Wreckage of Plane Not Found Until 4 Hours After Fall By HENRY B JAMESON Associated Press Staff Writer ST LOUIS eight persons aboard a Chicago and Southern air liner were killed in an unexplained crash near LambertSt Louia air port Wednesday night The wreckage strewn through a plowed field for 200 yards was not found until early Thursday almost four hours after the plane plunged to the ground Investigators seeking the cause had the ships intact instruments and the story of an eye witness to aid them Carried to their deaths in the crash were W S Bartlett Chicago C B Wright Hinsdale 111 D R McDavltt Chicago George Grashaber Chicago A R Holt Boston Vernon Omlle Memphis Carl Zier Chicago the pilot Russell Mossman New Orleans the copllot Ralph L Sharp Fairfield Ohio visitor at a farm near the scene of he crash said he saw the plane jank steeply and turn back toward the airport from which it had taken off a few minutes before enroute rom New Orleans to Chicago He heard the plane crash a mo ment later after it went over a knoll and was obscured from view Farmer Heard Plane George JJeJclamapn on whoae arm tneiffilpfellirsaid he heard the lane and noted the unusually loud of its motors Searchers found the bodies of the ilot and copilot their arms locked about each about 50 feet from part of the wrecked cabin The lane did not burn Bodies of the passengers many of them badly mangled were acat ered about the twisted main fuse age When I first saw the plane it was barely off the ground and mak ng a steep Sharp said It appeared to be turning back or the airport It went over a hill and a terrible crash The motors kept ight on running I looked for a fire but there wasnt Searched in Dark Sharp and Ben Havercamp whom he ig visiting searched unsuccess ully in thedarkfor the plane be ore Sharp went to the airport and tie crash Isolation of the spot a small i earing surrounded by rolling ground prevented ground crewa rom locating the plane immediate y Two company employes search ng on foot finally found the wreck ge after four hours A L Koch and Guy Faulkner de lartment of commerce investigate rs examined the wreckage and air ort records but would make no tatements The bodies were removed by St Louis county coroner L B Tiernon jbo scheduled an inquest for Fri ay Clock Still Running The ships clock sUll running as found shortly after dawn 100 ards from the main wreckage ther instruments were intact and taken over for study by the in estigators Carleton Putnam president of the ne said the ship was checked at t Louis and was in perfect condi on It was one of those things that ant happen but still he de ared in announcing the crash H R Moore flight superintend nt for the airlines St Lquis off ice eported the plane did not answer a radio call at p m seven min tes after taking off from the air ort Attempts to call the through Chicago failed and a check Springfield revealed it had ot passed over Moore said 9 p m weather infor lation on which Pilot Zier was eared showed a foot ceiling yercast skies moderate fog vtoi ility miles and a four mile an hourwind OUlnj of 600 Feet Airport records showed the ceil ng dropped to 500 feet by and the visibility to three ourtha of a mile Moore said the wrecks location indicated Zier was on course The ilot normally would be flying bout feet at that point is aid He declared the landing gW as detracted East bound planes of another air   

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