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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLH FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOC1ATEP PRESS 1EABED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 18 1936 TIOS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 296 Employment Is Gaining Relief Load Hardly Lightens as Idle Remain By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON last there seems to be an appreciable increase in the demand lor in dustrial workers throughout the country Business obvi ously has been improving f or some time but the complaint re pcatedly has been made that it was not reab sorbing a very large proportion of the unemploy ed Now evident ly it is beginning to do so Government statistics do not re flect the bulge at all clearly be cause of the lack of any official ma chinery to ascertain the exact num ber of the involuntarily idle How ever reports from reliable personal informants in many centers of in dustry speak of an actual scarcity of skilled labor to meet present re quirements Lag Explained I recall that early in the period of the business pickup Theodore M Knappen a competent economic specialist connected with thfi Na tional Lumber Manufacturers as predicted to me that the reabsorption of idle workers into jobs would lag several months be yond business rising tide After every depression he said employers have been slow to read just themselves to conditions of re tununprosperity until convinced that what looked like improvement was the real thing Apparently they rather belatedly are becoming convinced Maybe Knappen was right Yet although more jobs are avail able the relief load hardly lightens How is that Had More Jobless Perhaps the answer is to be found in another conversation I had with an excellent H Carter former public printer of the United States today a salesman of newspaper machinery constantly touring Uncle Sams realm Carters theory is that we always had a great many more unemployed ttan we realized That is to say they were on re lief in prcdepression days but not officially so recognized Ttey lived on private charity were supported by relatives or pan handled some of them nearhigh They were here all the time but now theyre formally on relief Having been definitely so listed we shall have them with us forever George Carter believes Better on Relief He inclines to the view that it is better to have them on relief than promiscuously bumming George is not new dealer either He lost his gov ernment printers job when the new deal came in President Roosevelt estimates that there are chronic in the per manent relief roll George thinks the roster might be multiplied two or three times If that is the If out of a dozen millions of unemployed two or threequarters are unemployable anyway the ratio of genuine unemployment is rot so bad Standard Is High Nevertheless there is a sugges tion that the standard of employ ability must be mightily high Agriculture Government figures show that farmers will reap a rich financial harvest this year They will in total figures since those who have any crops at all will get such fancy prices because of the drought But of course the farmers whose crops were totally wiped out will get nothing If a farmer has nothing to sell at high prices what good does it do him to have prices high Economics are queer things GOOD FOOTBALL WEATHER SEEN Generally Fair Skies Low Enough Temperatures for Saturday DBS MOINES C3VThe weath erman who admits hes a football fan promised Friday pretty fair football weather for the opening of the season in Iowa this Skies he said will be generally fair and temperatures will be low enough so that both spectators and players can enjoy the games It was mostly clear Friday morn ing and no rain was reported in the state during the last 24 hours Thursdays high temperature was 73 at Atlantic the low early Fri day 41 at Decorah HURRICANE SWEEPS NORTHWARD Rebels Killed as Explosions Rip Toledo Fort HALF OF DEFENDERS ARE DEADORMAIMED Fighting Continues After 2 Mines Are Set Off by Loyalists By JAMES C OLDFIELD Copyright by The Associated tremendous blast from two huge mines ripped To ledos crumbling Alcazar to pieces Friday and government authorities estimated killed or maimed more than half of the buildings fascist defenders Despite the blast which tore great gaps in the west and south walls and blew the whole southwest tower high into the air the remaining fas cists fell back into the deep cellars and standing there fought off the government invaders in hours of the most bitter handtohand battle Women and children among the barricaded insurgents were believed to have taken refuge in remote cor ners of the subterranean passages 700 Still Fighting But the government high com mand estimated only about 700 fas cists still were fighting Government dead were estimated at only six with about 70 wounded as a result of a vicious assault in the face of machine gun fire over tthe debris of what once was the home of Moorish and Castilian kings and later one of the most famous military schools in Spain Two miles remained to be ex ploded but the government delayed touching these off to give the fas cists another chance to let the wo men and children out of the sub cellars Fight Rages in Ruins Even as the government carried out the first part of its terrible de cision to blow up the Alcazar pow erful syndicalists in Madrid in an eight point program which they de clared was the only effective means of crushing fascism demanded con scription of all able bodied men and sweeping administration re forms Government commanders with handtohand fighting raging in the ruins six hours after the blast expressed confidence the fascists doom was sealed They planned a bayonet charge late in the day if possible other wise they said explosion of the two remaining mines would follow a final demand for release of the beleaguered women and children Explosion of the first mine at Toledo and the syndicalist ultima tum in Madrid coincided with new and strict regulations limiting the stay of foreigners in Spain Engaged in Espionage These restrictions were decreed officials said after it was learned that foreigners had engaged in fascist espionage At the same time the government poured syndicalist reinforcements from autonomous Catalonia into the fighting west of Toledo and claimed it had repulsed fascist advances from Siguenza northeast of Madrid and in the mountains north and northwest of the capital The syndicalists were left out of the cabinet when Premier Largo CabaUero assumed power recently They agreed to continue their sup port of the socialistcommunistre publican government but indicated they would not be satisfied with anything less than drive to exterminate fascism Foreigners Are Curbed The ministry of interior in the decree applied to foreigners ordered all of them to leave their documents of identity with civil governors or the directorgeneral of public safety within the seven days beginning Sept 20 After the documents are examined they will be returned to the foreign ers who then will be informed how long they may remain in Spain A foreigners entering the coun try must within 48 hours present their passports and other documents to authorities and all those whose documents are not approved by Sept 27 must leave the country forthwith Ban Radio Reports At the same time the interior ministry banned all radio reports of meetings parades and concentra tions of the people in order to pre vent fascists from learning the movements of civil or military popu lations Fridays communique announced the daily duel for the possession of fascistheld Oviedo in the north was continuing and said fascist re F R Urges Maintaining Freedom of Human Speech Marks Harvard 300th Anniversary Observance CAMBRIDGE dent Roosevelt Friday declared that in this day of modern witch burn ing when freedom of thought has been exiled from many it is up to Harvard university and Amer ica to stand for the freedom of the human Speaking in the vast Harvard tercentenary theater before as sembled song of the Crimson and visiting scholars Mr Roosevelt asked his fellow alumni gathered to honor their university at its three hundredth birthday celebration to dedicate themselves to citizenship in the high Athenian He urged them Reverence to Past To pay ardent reverence to the past but to recognize no less the di rection of the future to understand philosophies we do not accept and hopes we find it difficult to share to account the service of mankind the highest ambition a man can fol low arid to know that there is no calling so humble that it cannot be instinct with that ambition never to be indifferent to what may affect our neighbors always as Coleridge said to put truth in the first place and not in the second Early in his speech Mr Roosevelt in bantering vein reminded his hearers that in the past many Har vard alumni were sorely troubled1 when democrats sat in the presi dents chair at the white house Then he quoted Euripides to the effect that thejiings feared have not come to passV On Harvards bicentenary celebra tion in 1836 he said many of the alumni of Harvard were sorely trou bled concerning the state of the na tion Andrew Jackson was president Were Sorely Troubled On the two hundred fiftieth an niversary of the founding of Har vard college alumni again were sorely troubled Grover Cleveland was president Now on the three hundredth anniversary I am presi dent In the words of Euripides There be many shapes of mys tery And many things God makes to be Past hope or fear And the end men looked for com eth not And a path is there where no man sought So hath it fallen In spite of fears Harvard and the nation of which it is a part have marched steadily to new and successful achievements changing their formations and their strategy to meet new conditions but march ing always under the old banner of Behind the tumult and the he said at another point Harvards creed is still to find a friend in The truth is great and will pre he said For centuries that grand old saying has been a rock of support for persecuted men Depends on Tolerance But it depends on mens toler ance self restraint and devotion to freedom not only for themselves but also for others whether the truth will prevail through free re search free discussion and the free intercourse of civilized men or will prevail only after suppression and one cares whether it prevails or Paying tribute to Harvards love of freedom of and its distinguished sons he said Here are to be trained not law yers and doctors merely not teach ers and businessmen merely here is to be trained in the fullest sense Chicago Law Order Leagues Head Dies CHICAGO Arthur B Far well 84 president of the Chicago law and order league since 1904 and a director of the Illinois Vigilance association died of a heart attack in Highland Park Friday Fire Wrecks Midget Racetrack in Chicago CHICAGO Fire destroyed the Torrence speedway midget auto racetrack early Friday causing e loss estimated at inforcements coming from Galicia had been put to rout It also was announced that a colonel and four officers had been sentenced to death in Madrid and that the fighting west of Toledo was LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHNNY FISCHER Fisher Beats Goodman in U S Golf Amateur ON PAGE 9 Damages Given in Feeder Lamb Contract ON PAGE 3 Boy Scout Chiefs Plan Fall Roundup Program ON PAGE 12 Lemke Is Indorsed by Iowa Farmers Union ON PAGE 2 EASTERN FIRM IS LOW BIDDER Dubuque Company Victim of Extortion Demands Has Second Low Bid NEW YORK Joy Man ufacturing company Franklin was announced Friday as low bid der for a snow removal equipment contract in connection with which two men were accusedof extortion The Franklin firm bid The second low bid came from the Klauer Manufactur ing company Dubuque Iowa Offi cials of this firm were designated as the victims of extortion demands when Lawrence S Timen and Ar thur R von Keller were arrested last week Timen and von Keller who de nied the charges were accused of offering to swing the contract to the Klauer company for City officials will study the bids before awarding the contract Samuel Falk counsel for Timen and von Keller charged wtih ma licious threats to extort said Friday he will fight extradition of the two men to Iowa Falk said ne was informed the case did not have exceptional cir cumstances necessary to warrant a hearing before Governor Lehman signs extradition papers but he add ed he intends opposing removal of the two men at a supreme court hearing here next week Timen is free on bail Von Keller is being held in Tombs prison He failed to supply bond of FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday nut so cool in extreme east portion Friday night rising Satur day MINNESOTA Fair Friday night and Saturdayrising tem perature Saturday and In north west Friday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 72 Minimum in Night 46 At 8 A M Friday 33 Thursday nights minimum was 5 degrees higher than that of the previous night but the 8 oclock temperature Friday morning was a couple degrees lower than at the corresponding hour Thursday Con tinued chilly weather was indicated AMERICA STILL IS ON UPGRADE Raps Those Who Claim Youth Has No Future Under System TOPEKA Alf M Landon assailed Friday those who are trying to make youth be lieve that they have no future un der the American and told a conference of national young re publicans here the republican party rejects this The republican presidential nomi nee charging the present adminis tration apparently believes there is no future for this assert ed his belief that America is still on the upgrade that we can elimi nate unemployment that the gov ernment should tighten the rules governing business but should not attempt to manage business that in a word America will once again be a nation where youth can be confident of its Wont Surrender Liberty The presence of the young people of other parties also were interpreted by Landon as proof that the Ameri can youth of this land is not will ing to surrender liberty for a phan tom Declaring that governmental powers their extent and method of constitute a campaign iiSSS The question raised by this is powers the government shall have and what powers it shall not be the difference be tween representative government and organized authority by one man No Doubt of Results Once that is clearly understood by the voters of tbis country I have no doubt as to the results I know that in the minds of some people this issue is not drawn as sharply as it should be and that other factors confuse the Landon declared the present cam paign cuts across party and the issue is the kind of govern ment and the kind of country we are to have in the years to To the young voters among your friends and Landon ad monished his hearers in the city auditorium and over a national broadcast network I ask you to take this message Tell them the choice before this country in this campaign is not whether there have been abuses in the economic system that need to be corrected We know that there are such abus es and we propose to do all that is within the constitutional power of government to eliminate them The issue is not whether the inten tions of the present administration are good or bad Have Reached Teak The real issue as we see it is this The present administration apparently believes that there is no future for this country It has ac cepted the idea that we have reached our ahead of us is a large standing army of unem ployed that in consequence the government must play a greater and greater part in managing the details of our daily lives instead of confining itself to the expanding field of regulation in the public in terest The republican party on the other hand utterly rejects this He cited the horrible suffering and distress of continued unemploy ment and declared that to young people who have never been able to find employment we must prove that our economic system still is capable of giving them work at full pay Alluring Arguments The other he said pre sents alluring that our industrial plant is henceforth we must live on what we Pointing to the frontier of new Landon assailed reas oning based upon seven years of hard times instead of one hundred and fifty years of Another argument is used by those who are trying to make youth believe that they have no future under the American Lan don added They say that Ameri can businessmen are no longer cap able of running their own business es They would have the govern ment make these decisions to an in creasing extent Government Regulation In the past we have regulation by the direction One Boy Saves Life of Another Recovering from streptococcus infection following a blood trans fusion Philip Levitt 1 year old son of Morris Levitt of Chicago in whose arms he is pictured shakes hands and thanks IS year old Maurice Oldham of Lexington for blood donated to fight the disease Young Maurice and his father K Mack Oldham right city commissioner of Lexington made the trip to Chicago when teey heard ot the boys plight They have promised to return should Philip need Raiders Pick Up Big Still at Riceville huge still the larg est seen in northeast Iowa for years was confiscated in a raid by federal state and county officers on a farm seven miles south of Riceville Wed nesday evening Information on the raid was not released until late Thursday night after several arrests had been Among those taken by the officers was George Rieken in whose barn vats and distilling equipment had been set up The officers stated they were hard on the trail of the master mind of the plants operations 500 Gallons a Day The equipment found by the raid ing officers included five vats each with a capacity of from to 7000 gallons a steam boiler cooker with a capacity of distilling from 400 to 500 gallons a day several pipes and cans The vats were empty asplans were under way for moving the equipment elsewhere One load equipment had already been taken away the officers learned On River Bank The barn in which the distilling plant had been set up was situated on the bank of the Wapsipinicon river from which water was pumped for operations Oil burners were used Rieken the farmer stated he was paid by the still operators for the tise of his place maintaining that he wouldnt have taken it but for the reasonthat he was in serious financial straits Participating in the raid were Sheriff Albert T Peter son Deputy Sheriff Percy Haven State Conservation Officer John Hodgson M D Hewitt state liquor control commission agent and fed eral liquor Investigators from Du buque 45 Egyptians Drown When CAIRO Egypt Egyptian workmen their wives and children were drowned Friday in the collision of their outing steamer with a sailing boat in the flooded River Nile and management of business by the government Under one system the govern ment is the umpire enforcing the rules made by the people Under the other system the government itself plays the people are mere puppets We lose our in dependence We lose our liberty We lose our freedom And we lose all this without obtaining tbat security promised by those urging an everincreasing accumu lation of powers to be wielded by a president of the United IOWA INCOME TAX LAW SUSTAINED Constitutionality Upheld in Judge Deland Ruling at StorrrfCake STORM decision by District Judge James Deland in Buena Vista county district court Friday upheld the constitutionality of Iowas personal income tax law It was the first ruling on the con stitutionality Validity of the law had been at tacked in a test suit by the firm Vilas and Son a Storm Lake pro duce company Attorneys for the produce firm argued that the law is discriminatory that it is class leg islation that it violates due pro cess provisions of the federal con stitution and that it denied all citi zens equal protection under the law The company claimed that it was competing with firms owned by per sons living outside the state the members of which were not subject to the provisions of the personal in come tax Claire Hamilton special assistant attorney general represented the state in arguing to uphold the law Hamilton formerly an assistant at torney general was appointed by the state executive council The state supreme court previ ously upheld the constitutionality of the law in its method of passage 65 From Parkersburg Seek Baby Near Greene MARBLE men from the transient park camp at Parkersburg came here Friday to continue the search for Marvin Morehouse 2 who disappeared Wed nesday afternoon Fields are being searched for the body of the child as well as the banks of the Shell Rock river which is not far from the farm where his parents Mr and Mrs Cecil Morehouse are employed Local persons headed by Nick Maher were dragging the river Lit tle hope tof finding the boy alive was felt Nature Man Held Overnight in Jail DES MOINES Willey 52 year old nature man who ap peared on the streets wearing only a pair of shorts was held in jail overnight after parents complained to police that he had attempted to persuade a group of children to sbed their clothing Willey formerly of Mount Ayr admitted that he had talked with a group of children but denied the charge 400 TRAPPED ON ISLAND SURVIVE NINE FOOT TIDE 2 Dead on East Coast New York Prepares for Blow HURRICANE AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Nine foot tide driven by terrific winds sweeps over Ocracoke is land off North Carolina coast 400 escape death Loss of life in storm apparent ly slight two deaths reported in Atlantic City area Disturbance discovered off Lee ward islands Sept 10 becomes vio lent storm smashing at coast of Carolinas and Virginia Winds reaching 90 mile velocity rip away telephone and telegraph wires dozens of small towns cut off from communication High waters flood streets of many coastal cities Coast guard dispatches cutters in response to SOS calls from two ships another goes to aid of barge New YorkNew Jersey area prepares for emergencies as storm sweeps north Red Cross ready to rush help into areas engulfed by storm NEW YORK velocities 75 miles an hour by midnight Fri day night were predicted Friday af ternoon for the New York rea by the United States weather bureau as it charted the northward course of the Atlantic hurricane Hurricane signals ior this area were ordered posted The forecast of the weather Bu reau was predicted on the storms maintaining the northward course it had followed since about a m C S when it veered from northwest to north just south of Cape Hatteras The dead center of the disturb ance was expected to pass the north ern New JerseyNew York area at sea but New York was expected to be buffeted by the full force of the hurricanes winds The height of the gale it was es timated would be experienced here early Saturday morning probably about dawn The weather bureau said the storm had lost none of its intensity in its progress northward CABOLINAS VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND ARE BATTERED Copyright IKS by The Associated NORFOLK Atlantic hurricane blowing with thunderous fury northward along the coast smashed across the shores of the Carolinas and Virginia into Mary land Friday cutting off Ocean City from the mainland after having swept a tide completely over Ocra coke island With dozens of small communi ties isolated with communications sundered with great waves flooded across coastal areas no one coum determine accurately how great the loss in lives and property might be Northeast gales signalizing the approach of the hurricanes dead center drove water across the only highway bridge connecting Ocean City with the mainland What might follow worried the inhabitants Swept by Tide Another outlying point on the coast hard hit by the great wind was Ocracoke Island N com pletely swept by a nine foot tide Thursday night The 400 inhabitants of Ocracoke which lies 20 miles off shore es caped death The center of the great storm whose whirling1 arms of 70 80 9O and 100 mileanhour winds passed Norfolk during the morning Only two men had been reported killed but what the surveys of succeeding days may show was only conjectural As the hurricane moved north ward gradually increasing its mo mentum community after commun ity dropped away from the outside world Great Roller Eraser It was as though a great eraser moving steadily across a map were rubbing out the name In steady progression The hurricane center now was traveling at nearly twice the speed attributed to it a week ago when it was first discovered east of the Leeward island Friday meteorologists computed it was moving at a speed of 15 miles an hour while high winds roared around it in a counterwise manner With several ships unreparted wireless operators maintained tense vigil along the sbores The fishing schooner Caspian out of Spring Harbor N failed   

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