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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 11, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IIOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION inoc THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS JJf 963 MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST VOL XLII ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1BE SEKV1CElUAOVm BLAZE HITS IOWA ASYLUM Jefferson Principles New Dealers Antis Both Have Upheld Some Issues By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPAI any oldtimer who he had J learned the dif ference between republicans and democrats 30 or 40 years ago these designa tions have ceased to make a bit of sense today We point out that again in view of the meeting of a group of anti new deal demo crats in troit Early in the game when the republicans really were Hamiltonians and the demo crats really were Jeffersonians there was an actual choice between them Later the two parties became so Toyalists Fight to Halt Madrid Drive RFRFI RFHEIVF I1LUJLLU IM In Hope of Kansas Directs Division LUt V V much alike that it was difficult to tell them apart For example in 1924 when the late Senator M La Follette ran for president as a third party he did so on the ground that a citizen who cast his ballot or dem ocratically was voting either way for the same thing It was true too and it was un satisfactory but it wasnt any thing in comparison with the con fusion which prevails now Issues Are Scrambled If the republicans simply had be Jeffersonians and the demo chats had transformed 100 per cent into Hamiltonians it wouldnt be so hard to understand 1 The thing isnt a complete rever sal however Party lines are scrambled instead The new deal is mainly Hamil tonian but with streaks of Jeffer sonianism m it The antinew dealers likewise are a mixture 01 the opposing No true blue Jeffersonian or Hamiltoman can vote for what he wants without getting an infusion of what ne doesnt want To illustrate As we know Al SmiUi and four of his friends some weeks ago pro tested President Roosevelts ination because they averted he isnt a genuine the old fashioned Jeffersonian kind which they say they are They make out a pretty good case up to a certain point Plenty of Government Jefferson favored minimum of government and President Roosevelt seems to believe in plenty of it Jef f believed in states rights and Roosevelt is for centralization Quite largely the present white house tenant has flopped to the op posite of Jeffersonian the republicans meanwhile having flopped Jeffersonianly But in one respect the Roosevelt administration is strictly Jeffcrson It looks coldly upon a system of protective tariffs Secretary of state Cordcll a sureenough oldtime democrat if ever there was one does any way And I assume that the presi dent agrees with him for he used nis pull with congress to put through a law under which HUU has been making a series of inter national reciprocal agreements cut ting tariff rates down Republicans Enraged This enrages the republicans It would traditionally theyre protectionists But its the one thing which ac cording to all logic ought to ap peal to supposedly dyedinthewool Jeffersonians like Al Smith ex Senator James A Reed ct aL as a redeeming feature in the current ad ministrations record On the contrary its a principal count in their indictment against it Said the Smith and company mes sage to the democratic convention we should keep American markets for American industries and farms and not have them swamped by the goods and products of nations that Ire our industrial and farming ri vals and competitors Lose Home Market In chasing the shadow of for eign markets we must not throw stftsrsaarcss pSSiy Jeffersonianism thats left ra Uie democratic party is Secretary of State Hulls policy of reducing tariff barriers And thats the very thing whicn the Smith quintet of professed Jer fersonians picks on as proof posi tive that Rooseveltianism is unJcr fersonian PUSHDNGAPITAL Spanish Insurgents in Attack on Northern Seaboard Towns By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Loyalist bayonets provided walls of steel against fascist attacks on two widely separated fronts of Spains civil war Tuesday Far to the south of the capita city of Madrid troops at the com mand of the leftist government which is fighting for its life in this the twentyfourth day of the insur rection slashed successfully at Mo roccans hurled northward by Gen Francisco Franco In the extreme northwest corner of the nation insurgents began what appeared to be a final desper ate assault on government held com munities on the Bay of Biscay The capture of three small vil lages by loyalist forces on the Zar azoga front was interpreted to mean that the troops dispatched westward by the Catalan govern ment were gaining ground Sentenced to Death Rebel Generals Manuel Coded and Burriel meantime were found giulty in a military court on a prison ship in Barcelona harbor and sentenced to death for fomenting and leading the rebellion France seeking a general Euro pean agreement for noninterven tion in Spain which may ultimately include 10 nations received a reply Raps High Court loiva Dally FrMH Btircnu J C LEWIS ASSAILS LANDON LABOR RECORD Icwa Federation of Labor Hears Poland The deep throated explosion of shells along the entire front abutting San Sebastian the Bay of Biscay seaside resort and Irun ostensibly betokened the opening of the rebel attack in the far north which was intended to consolidate rebel control from the Guadarramas to the ocean Seek Way to Sea Days ago Gen Emilio Mola north ern fascist commander withdrew troops from the Guadarrama front where they were sorely needed in favor of the drive on San Sebastian and other far northern communi ties The ultimate goal is ready ac cess to the sea which means arms ammunition and incidentally a bol stering of rebel morale Government troops crumpled one section of the rebel lines in the south to capture the strategic town of Adamuz 21 miles northeast of Cor dobaA fresh onslaught against Cordoba important provincial cap ital was imminent Aiding the government in the south were leftists warships which have kept up a running fire against the troop transports of Gen Fran cisco Franco generalissimo of the revolution Only a portion of the massed thousands of Moroccans which Franco wanted to land on the peninsula for the march on Madrid have been ferried across the Straits of Gibraltar Loyalists Check Gains Government troops in a little more than three weeks of fighting a recapitulation showed Tuesday have cut an aisle roughly scimitar shaped through rebel territory from Madrid to the Mediterranean The Madrid war ministry denied rebels had seized Santander on the northern coast and Badajoz in the southwest On the other hand the government claimed fresh advances at other points in the north and fresh troops trekked southward to assist in the siege of Granada Shells from loyalist artillery were reported to have fallen on the Al hambra famous 14th century pal ace of Moorish kings near Granada The war ministry declared these to be war Huelva in the extreme southwest Cadiz on the southern tip of the peninsula the Balearic islands and three prov inces in the Lugo and Pontevedra To Invite U S The French government decided to invite the United States to join European nations in the proposed neutrality accord respecting Spains civil war French diplomats were worried on two counts the slowness of Berlins specific reply approving the accord and a possibility that Spanish fascists had violated the neutrality of the internationalized zone in Morocco French officials ordered an in quiry into reports 21 Italian planes landed Sunday at Tetuan Rebel leaders were quoted as saying the machines were Spanish not Italian DES MOINES C Lewis president of the Iowa Federation of Labor Tuesday bitterly assailed the labor record of Gov Alf M Landon in an address before the annual state convention of the federation and urged members of union labor to vote for the reelection of Presi dent Roosevelt Lewis charged that the republican nominee permitted prison labor on public works projects in Kansas that he called out the national guard to break a mine strike and that the governor failed to enforce a stsite law requiring payment of pre vailing wages on public works projects Do not be Lewis shouted Candidate Landon who promised so much in the event of his election to the presidency is the same Governor Landon who did everything humanly possible to de feat labors aims and aspirations while he was governor of Hits Supreme Court The Iowa federation leader criti cized the United States supreme court and declared the high bench bud usurped an undue amount of Our social and humanitarian leg islation that has been enacted for the protection of the workingman has been struck down and we have thrown back by judicial des Lewis declared Judicial autocracy is selling hu manity into slavery by declaring un constitutional social economic and Christian the labor charged Lewis recommended that the fed eration convention go on record as condemning the courts by declaring social legislation unconstitutional The long time labor leader then swung into an assault on L S Hill Iowa works progress administrator charging that he brazonly refused to function in behalf of the starving mem and women of Hill Benedict Arnold Arnold who betrayed hii country should be regarded as ar outstanding Christian gentleman wtien compared with Honorable L S Hill works progress administra Lewis asserted Lewis asserted Hill had done ev erything possible to reduce wages wherever it was possible to do so by attempting to make the prevail ing rate of wages less than the rec ords show it should be He recommended that the conven tion condemn the administration of Hill who he charged has betrayed hisi trust to the hungry men women and children of tn his address the state president urged that the next Iowa legislature pass a series of social security laws patterned after the naional secur ity legislation recently enacted He commended the administration of State Labor Commissioner Frank E Wunig and declared that organized labor had always found him obliging and courteous in every request that had been made of his office Tighten State Laws The federation president urged tightening of state and national to outlaw child labor and raise Don L Berry of Iowa One of His Three Assistants CHICAGO UP Representative Clifford R Hope of GardenCity has been named director of the republican national committees farm division Arthur M Curtis as sistant to the committee chairman announced Tuesday Curtis said Hope would be aided by three assistant directors Don L Berry Indianola Iowa publisher E H Taylor farm writer of Yates Center and Representative Francis D Culkin of Oswego N Y Supporting these four said Curtis will be an advisory council of farm ers chosen from every agricultural Curtis said the appointment of Hope nearly completed the roster of divisional heads who will work with the committee In the presidential campaign Hope who is 43 is a native of Iowa He has long been a resident of Kansas however and served in the Kansas state from 1921 to 1927 He was speaker of the Kansas house from 1927 until his election to congress in that year The republican farm campaign is going to have its roots out in the farm said Hope in a state ment after his appointment was an nounced The farmers themselves will tell what they want and how they feel about things This is to be a farmer directed campaign in the fullest Taylor is a member of the ad visorystaff of the republican pres don of was reared on a Kansas farm Renew Attempts to Identify Victim of Sioux City Murder SIOUX CITY work ing on the theory that the man whose body was found in the Mis souri river had been the victim of a ang murder Tuesday renewed their attempts to check his identity Malcom Smith Dakota county at torney said there was little doubt but that the man had been mur dered following a post mortem ex amination of the body The mans arms had been tightly bound to his sides and several stones had been tied around his neck with a wire Smith said that the post mortem disclosed a quan tity of water and no air in the lungs indicating that the man had been placed in the water alive Mrs Laura Mofett of South Sioux City told police that the murdered man might be James Burkett an exconvict Burkett disappeared six months ago TTtfWeather FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy with scattered showers Tuesday night or Wednesday rising tempera ture in east portion cooler in extreme northwest portion Tues day night cooler in west and north portions Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy prob ably scattered showers Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler in west portion Tuesday night and in east and central portions Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures foi 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night 6 At 8 A M Tuesday 7 economic standards of the work ers The state convention was expect ed to take some action on the oust ing of 10 CIO unions by the nation al executive board of the A F O L recently Although Lewis refused to make any comment on the resolu tions committee action the United Press learsed that a resolution was being drafted on the point for the state convention Governor Herringwas to appear on the program Tuesday after noon Other speakers included Lieutenant Governor N G Kraschel George A Wilson republican candi date for governor the opponent ol Kraschel for the governorship and others WALLACE SEES G 0 P EVASION OF FARM ISSUE Impact of Technology on Agriculture Topic at Council Bluffs COUNCIL BLUFFS tary of Agriculture Henry A Wal lace charged in an address here Tuesday that the republican party platform adopted at the Cleveland convention failed to meet the real farm issue in the campaign The issue he declared before a Council Bluffs centennial celebra tion audience is whether individual initiative is the only weapon against the impact of technology on agriculture or should farmers have the right within limitations to borrow the powers of govern He described the impact of technology as rapid developments of farm machinery and farming methods which he said may bring us burdensome surpluses and can be adopted more easily by large corporation farm operators than by family size fanners Wallace said most of us will seek a middle course in what he called the farm dilemma Uncontrolled Shall American agriculture let an uncontrolled technology wipe out the independent family sized farm or shall Amrican agriculture turn its back on technology in order to preserve Involved in said is the basic question of attitude toward government whether farmers should have the right to borrow the powers of government Until I saw the republican plat form I thought that was going to be the real issue in this he continued After reading that platform however I cant tell what the republicans think the issues are Sees Wail They seem to be ardent for rug ged iadividuaUsm but equally ar dent for benefit payment to farm ers They are against imports and for payment of foreign can only be paid by larger im ports And then to add to the con fusion of an innocent bystander one sees Wall street marching boldly into the republican camp So far as I know that never boded well for Wallace said the droughts of 1930 1934 and 1936 have concealed the operation of technological but have not stopped them It is safe to assume that they will be in full swing during the next five or ten years as they were in the decades of the he ex plained Burdensome Once again they may bring us burdensome surpluses strange as that thought seems today in the wake of the worst drought in our history and again they will shove us closer and closer to the day when we must either control them or be controlled by The nations social machinery Wallace said has lagged behind the development of science and indus trial machinery Because the attitudes and pre judices of the nineteenth century still dominate the minds of many we srtill have to chase a twentieth century airplane in a nineteenth century horse and he de clared 1787 and 1936 Wallace contrasted production of individual farmers in 1787 and 1936 to show the advance in farm effi ciency Then it took 19 persons living on farms to produce enough for themselves and for one person in he said Today 19 persons on farms can produce enough for themselves and for 66 living in He predicted the gains in farm efficiency will increase statingas an example that in the not too distant future I believe we can have a strain of hogs whose inherit ance can be so controlled that their offspring will average a hundreds pounds of gain from 300 pounds of feed instead of the present Banks and Companies The agriculture department Wal lace said found from AAA con tracts that at least 55 land owners mostly banks or insurance com panies owned 150 or more farms each They included he said tobacco farms nearly cotton farms and about cornhog farms Much of the transfer of farm ownership to corporations during LOOK INSIDE C BEN ROSS Idaho Governor Seeks Borah Seat in Senate ON PAGE 2 Hampton Farmer Held on Charge of Forgery ON PAGE 3 Dick Degener Takes Olympic Diving Meet ON PAGE 9 HIGHWAY POLICE HELP HUNT SEVEN ESCAPED INMATES Dr Ristine Superintendent of Institution at Mount Pleasant Makes Plans for Housing Patients Who Were Rescued MT PLEASANT authorities and highway police Tues day were searching for seven patients three inebriates and four mental cases who escaped in the confusion during the night when fire destroyed a portion of the Iowa hospital for the insane here Hospital attendants said none of them was dangerous Dr Leonard Ristine superintendent of the hospital estimated damage to the hospital and equipment will total more than and im mediately began laying plans for housing the inmates all of whom were safely removed from the building It was first believed the patients would be taken by rail to other Report Gains in War Upon Forest Fires LIGHT RAINS IN PARTS OF IOWA Clouds Drift Over State to Lower Temperatures More Showers DES MOINES drift ed over most of Iowa Tuesday bring ing light scattered showers and holding down temperatures some what The weatherman forecast the showers would continue Tuesday night and probably Wednesday It will be cooler Tuesday night in the extreme northwest he said and in the west and north portions Maximum temperatures Tuesday he said would depend largely on whether the sun broke through the clouds Where it did the tempera ture probably would get up towards 100 degrees he forecast 99 at Atlantic Atlantic reported 99 for the high Monday and Estherville 56 for the low early Tuesday Dolliver measured nearly a quar ter of an inch of rain Monday At Humboldt 06 of an inch had fallen by 7 a Tuesday and it was still raining Traces of rain were report ed early Tuesday morning at Sioux City Council Bluffs and Des Moines A light rain fell throughout the night in the Okoboji lakes region in northwest Iowa The weather con tinued cloudy there Tuesday Light Showers Start Light showers started in Union county in the heart of the Iowa drought area early Tuesday and continued through the morning Creston county seat reported 02 of an inch at 9 a m Emmetsburg reported Palo Alto countv had threeeighths of an inch of rain Monday night Estherville and Fort Dodge also in northwesc Iowa had light rains during the webster City had 20 of an inch of rainup to Tuesday morn ing bringing the total rainfall in the last eight days to 54 By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS An army of men fighting forest fires in seven states reported prog ress against the flames Tuesday The damage was most extensive in the north woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin but forestry officials re garded the crisis as past and hoped for fulfillment of a possible show ers weather forecast Authorities in Minnesota and Wis consin estimated a total of boys federal and state were oh thefront in those states and hundreds of others struggled with uncounted fires in Michigan Idaho Washington Wyoming and California Fires in Canada A score of forest fires six of rv them major were reported in south western Alberta Canada The ranch owned by King Edward VIII of Eng land near Calgary was out of im mediate danger with flames still nine miles away The third death blamed directly uu forest fires occurred Monday near Harrington when Bert Zink 53 was crushed by a large tree while fighting a small blaze In Sparta 16 year old Lester Brundum was answering a call for firemen when he fell dead with a heart attack Twelve persons were injured in a headon automobile col lision Monday night on a smoky road near Bennett Wis Over 30 Mile Area an airplane inspection tour Cockrell assistant forest su pervisor at Sandpoint Idaho re ported fires burning over a 30 mile tne Idaho state institutions but when it be came apparent Tuesday morning that most living quarters would be usable by night were temporarily housed in Iowa Wes leyan college dormitories Fire Walls Check Spread The fire which Dr Ristine said probably broke out in the recrea tionhall destroyed the entire cen ter section of the hospital its spread to the wings being checked only by fire walls Firemen and volunteers battled the flames from Monday night when the fire was discovered until well into Tues day morning and the ruins were still smoking Occupants of the west wing were forced to climb down extension lad ders hoisted by firemen when smoke and flames blocked the cen tef exit Trustees from a nearby prison farm were called to assist in fight ing the fire Seven nurses and three convicts were trapped be tween floors when an elevator jam med but succeeded in crawling through the top to safety Food Supply Destroyed The hospitals entire food supply was destroyed but Dr Ristine said Tuesday morning that rush orders for emergency rations had been area in the region of Canadian boundary The fire near Moskee fought by men was believed checked Also reported under control was the Mt Hamilton fire near San Jose and a force of 250 men along a 75 mile line was reduced to half the depression was due to high debts and low he stated Similarly those fanners who have been victims of drought flood or other natural disaster have found it difficult or impossible to hold on to their property We do not know what will be the full or final effects of the pres ent drought But we do know that government intervention has helped and is now helping to protect farm ers in the droughtstricken areas from its full DRUGS ON BOARD LINER ARE SEIZED Customs Men Say Seizure Largest Ever in Boston BOSTON agents Tuesday found 70 pounds of narcot ics valued at hidden in the sand ballast and on the shelter deck of the Black Diamond line freight er Black Tern which stopped here on her way from Antwerp to New York The captain S F Ing and offi cials of the line were absolved from any connection with the attempted smuggling by the federal agents who said the seizure was the largest ever made in the port of Boston Ing wirelessed customs men Mon day night when 13 pounds of nar cotics were found on the shelter deck Agents who boarded the ves sel refused to allow anyone to land or board the vessel pending further search Agents said in the refined state the narcotics seized would have been valued at I cant imagine how the blaze Dr Ristine said There wasnt any inflammable material in the recreation While firemen battled the blaze spectators were enlisted to aid in keeping the deranged patients un der control The huge crowd was mobilized into a lockedarm cordon Down this lane of recruited specta tors patients were herded out by attendants Those unable to walk were carried As they were hurried to safety many of the patients screamed and wailed Those left behind momen tarily cried out loudly adding to the eerie spectacle The rescue work was completed shortly before mid night At the six story tower above the main structure collapsed Firemen Nearly Trapped Later the men and women pa tients were segregated and removed to small buildings on the grounds The New London fire company narrowly escaped being trapped when a floor collapsed suddenly in a The firemen were rescued by ladders Dr Ristine directed the rescue work after his own apartment had een burned The crowd estimated at more than 5 000 which gathered to watch be fire handicapped fire companies when they arrived from other towns No insurance was earned on the building NO CHANCE OF EMCVtEDIATE REBUILDING OF HOSPITAL DES MOINES H Felton state control board chairman said ii Youth Hit by Tree Dies OSKALOOSA Ma son 20 New Sharon whose leg was fractured when a tree fell on him j a week ago died in a hospital here Monday night 01x1 it Tuesday Dr Leonard Ristine rector of the state hospital for the nsane at Mount Pleasant tele phoned him damage resulting from i fire which destroyed part of the hospital would exceed Felton said Dr Ristine reported the section comprising the em ployes quarters and administra tion offices was burned but that the wings in wnich inmates lived received only smoke and water damage He said that Dr Ristine expect ed to return the inmates to their quarters late Tuesday Felton said the entire hospital valued at The Mount Pleasant institution he said wasthe first hospital for the in sane established in Iowa and was opened in 1861 Part of the original building still was in use Felton said The state comptrollers office pointed out that the executive council contingent fund   

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