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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 21, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 298 Maine Vote Is Debated Neither Side Really Satisfied by Way It Came Out By CHARLES P STEWART fASHINGTON C P A A 1 though spokes men for both ma jor political par ties continue to express great satisfaction with the Maine elec tion result the fact is that nei ther party man agement was ov erly pleased by it Discussing i t c o n f i d entially not as spokes they tell why Therepublican majority was not large enough to realize G 0 P hopes the democrats were disap pointed because they were beaten The expression As Maine goes so goes the is not to be interpreted as meaning that a mere republican victory in the Pine Tree state foreshadows a republican vic tory throughout the country Maine almost always goes republican even in democratic years The touchstone is the size of the republican major ity Large or Small If it is a big one in September the supposition or superstition is that the country will go republican in November If it is a small one the theory is that the national ver dict will be democratic The reliability of the test prob ably is about on a par with that of the belief that it is bad luck to walk under a ladder Politicians are the same way regarding Maine They are not genuinely convinced that As Maine goes so goes the na Still theyre semiconvinced The republicans registered the in fluence of this complex by the amount of money they poured into the recent Pine Tree campaign Liberality Revealed The democratically dominated campaign investigating committee under Senator Augustine Loner gans chairmanship revealed the ex tent of G O P liberality by its disclosure of contributions from such antinew dealerish sources as the du Fonts the Rockefellers and the Morgans Because it is democratically dom inated the committee did not men tion how much the administration was spending at the same time and in the same area on on relief and on similar benefits but G 0 P statisticians insist that the total must have run into eight fig ures at least A deal of political cash went into the fight anyway Money Neither side got its full moneys worth A republican victory in Maine should be by a margin of approxi mately The G O victory the other day on its best candidates was by a scanty It was substantial but not spectacular and a landslide was what the republicans had been yearning for And Wallace H White re election to the senate by a majority of only approximately over Gcv Louis J Brann was a triumph tu be republicanly bragged about hardly more than if Brann the democrat hau won That is to say if Maine cannot go republican by mere than in September the conclusion is that the nation should go democratic in November Discloses Trend Tet the fact remains that the democrats carried Maine two years ago and lost it the other day This can be interpreted as im plying a trend away from the new deal It can be argued with some plausibility that the remainder of the country probably will show a like trend in November Of course thats how the republicans do ar gue The democrats answer Pooh pooh They wish they hadnt lost Maine for all that UNIVERSAL PEACE PLEA VOICED Landon Urges Attention to Crop Insurance FAIR SKIES ARE SEEN FOR IOWA Temperatures Above Normal in State Little Rain Over WeekEnd DES MOINES weather man forecast fair skies for Iowa Tuesday as temperatures took a turn above normal Monday The high Sunday he reported was 88 at Council Bluffs and the top readings Monday were in the nineties which is above normal for this time of year The entire state was clear Mon day morning he said and there was little rain over the weekend Des Moines measured 02 of an inch and Council Bluffs 04 EVER NORMAL GRANARY PLAN SPEEDED ALONG Two Committees Get to Work Under Mandate of President WASHINGTON un der a mandate from President Roosevelt officials speeded plans Monday for an ever normal gran ary system of crop insurance anc a long time program designed to combat drought on the great plains Before departing from Washing ton Sunday night to attend his mothers eightysecond birthday party at Hyde Park N the president announced the appoint ment of two committees to work out a permanent drought and land use program for submission to the next congress Secretary Wallace heads the new five man committee to work out a plan of all risk crop insurance in cooperation with national farm or ganizations Committee of Eight Morris L Cookc rural electrifi cation administrator was named chairman of a special committee of eight to report by January 1 on a long term program for the effi cient the resources of the great plains In a letter to Wallace and the other members of his Dr A G Black chief of the bureau of agricultural economics H R Tolley agricultural adjustment ad ministrator Wayne C Taylor as sistant secretary of the treasury and Ernest G Draper assistant sec retary of president said The governments longtime drought and land use program should be completed and put into operation at the earliest possible moment and immediate steps are to be taken with this objective x x x Time Has Come The time has come to work out permanent measures guarding farm ers and consumers against disas ters of both kinds price collapses resulting from surpluses and disap pearance of foreign markets and failure of crops due to Crop insurance and a system of storage reserves should operate so that the surpluses of fat years could be carried over for use in the lean The president suggested it may be found wise to limit the applica tion of the plan the first year to one ov two major crops There should be no he said that the welfare of the en tire nation would be served by in cluding as keystones of our agricul tural policy crop insurance and storage of reserves along with con servation of soil and water better land use and increased farm in Details Not Given Although details of the crcp in surance plan were not officially an nounced it is known that agricultur al department officials have been working on a tentative program un der which a farmer would pay a pre mium consisting of a certain per centage of his crop in bumper years and then would receive an insurance payment in the form of these com moditiss when his crop proved poor The commodity premiums col lected by the government would be stored either in warehouses or under seal on the individual farms would be an attempt to work out an ever normal granary plan It appeared today that crop insur ance plans first would be worked out for wheat cotton and that order Roy M Green official at the agricultural department said nearly 100 persons had been assembling data for several months as a pos sible basis for crop insurance Study Wheat Farming Gresn said data on sample coun ties had been assembled from the production reports between 1930 and 1935 of some half million wheat farmers A similar study on a half million cotton farmers who cultivated acres of that staple also has been underway Green said insurance data on acres of com involving another million farmers likewise waa being pushed A possibility that several crop in surance plans may be offered con gress was seen Senator Capper Kansas republican and backer of Gov Alfred M Landon announced G 0 P Nominee Quotes 2 Paragraphs From His Des Moines Farm Speech TOPEKA Alf M Landon said Monday that the ques tion of crop insurance should be given the fullest The republican presidential can didate took his position in a two paragraph statement which he said i was an excerpt from Tuesdays Des I Moines farm speech It wasgiven to newsmen when they asked comment on President Roosevelts announce ment of the appointment of commit tees to work out a crop insurance plan leading to better permanent protection against Laudon said the speech excerpt would remain in his address Tues day night It follows In Neither Platform I am going to mention a sub ject that is in neither platform crop insurance It is a question in which we have long been interested in Kansas In fact some of our re publican leaders in farm legislation have been in the forefront in work ing on it We realize that there are diffi culties but insurance companies are writing policies today covering risks that they didnt consider feas ible a few years ago I believe that the question of crop insurance should be givenu the fullest atten In giving out the paragraphs at his regular press conference the governor told reporters This is what I had written in my farm speech days ago and what I had discussed with farm leaders for many months I am glad to see any well con sidered approach to crop insur Took Same Program Landon aides recalled that two months ago Louis J Taber master of the National Grange discussed crop insurance with the nominee Taber also took the same program to Mr Roosevelt at Hyde Park The Kansas governor appeared in good spirits at his press confer ence The first question asked re ferred to Mr Roosevelts crop in surance statement and the state ment of William Randolph Hearst publisher entitled a Reply to the President in which he said he had shown Mr Roosevelt receives the support of x x x enemies of the American system of After giving his views on crop insurance a reporter asked whether he had any comment on the other question raised relating to Mr I didnt hear Landon smiled Capper Preparing Bill Senator Arthur Capper of Kan sas a Landon supporter several weeks ago announced in a radio ad dress he was preparing a crop in surance bill for presentation to the next congress It was recalled Landon in a speech at Springfield a week ago declared you may search in vain for a national land use pro and our need today is for a sound soil conservation erosion control and water resources pro Landon will begin his intensive drive for support of the corn belt Tuesday morning charting a pro gram of three major speeches and 29 or more brief talks from the several weeks ago that he would in troduce a crop insurance measure Not New Idea Senator Pope Idaho democrat In troduced a crop insurance bill at the last session Crop insurance is not a new idea Secretary Wallace has declared that China for centuries stored grain in good years as a protection against poor yields Wallace also has referred to the Biblical story of Joseph and his plan of storing grain in the seven fat years for the seven lean Cost Would Vary Green expressed the View that a plan as sound as the present system of life insurance can be developed The premium for the insurance would vary greatly in different re gions he believed Mr Roosevelt said the plan should be based on in dividual farms to avoid making farmers of one region pay the risks of another Secretary Wallace has said that some type of acreage and produc tion control probably would have to be coupled with any national insur ance plan Otherwise he said the surpluses that might be piled up1 through a series of normal yields could wreck the venture Mr Roosevelt suggested that in surance be available only to farm ers cooperating in farm and soil conservation rear platform of his sunflower spe cial train First Farm Discussion The Des Moines speech be the republican nominees first de tailed discussion of farm problems although he has stated he favored some form of benefit payments and has criticized the loss of markets both at home and calling for 3 far more aggressive federal state conservation program Landon will be accompanied on his midwestern swing through Mis souri Iowa Minnesota Wisconsin and Illinois by Lacy Haynes close political adviser two Kansas mem bers of congress W T Lambert son and Frank Carlson and a group of newspaper publishers including John B Harris Hutchinson Kan sas Frank Boyd Phillipsburg Kan sas Verne Marshall Cedar Rapids Iowa Gardner Cowles Des Moines and Richard Lloyd Jones Tulsa Okla Two Days of Rest Two days of rest were planned by Landon during his campaign one day being set aside for fishing for pike and muskellunge in north ern Wisconsin and Sunday Sept 27 for a visit to the Sinissippi farm of Frank 0 Lowden former gover nor of Illinois After his second major address at Minneapolis Thursday night Landon planned to leave that night instead of remaining over in St Paul as originally scheduled The change was made so that he might spend Friday fishing before con tinuing through Wisfconsin to waukee where he will speahnSatnTV day night The governors office made public Sunday a statement by Felix M Warburg New York financier and Jewish he would vote foi London The statement was transmitted to Landon by Harzfeld a special as sistant to John Hamilton national chairman His Return Schedule Governor Landons return sched ule fromMinneapolis includes Sunday Sept 27 Arrive Byron 3 a leave train at a by motor to call on Frank 0 Lowden at Sinissippi farm 12 miles from Byron Monday Sept 28 Leave Byron a arrive Savannah a leave a arrive Moline a leave p arrive RockIsland p leave p arnve Dav enport Iowa p leave p arrive Muscatine Iowa p leave p arrive Ottumwa Iowa Jefferson street station p m leave p arrive Seymour Iowa p leave p arrive Chillicothe p leave p m ar rive Topeka p m MOORISHTROOPS ASSAULT CITY IN DRIVEONMADRID Spanish Loyalists Bomb Besieged Fascists m Toledo Alcazar By ELMER W PETERSON Copyright 1330 by The Associated TALAVERA DE LA REINA legionnaires under fascist General Francisco Franco concentrated a relentless attack Monday on Maqueda highway junc tion 40 miles from Madrid The driving insurgents occupied all territory halfway between Tala vera and Maqueda in their fierce as sault on retreating government mi litiamen Moors recruited in the service of the fascists from Spanish Morocco stalked the streets of the little vil lage of Otero south of the main road leading to the gates of the Spanish capital Advance patrols of the onrushing insurgents pushed ahead firing on the run and dragging machine guns with them in their haste In a rain of steel the the retreating socialistfc abandoned their positions and scat tered before the organized offen sive of the foreign troops Objective of Drive Maqueda objective of the imme diate fascist drive was the Scene of efforts the Merrill and Richman Complete Their Hop Landing at New York NEW YORK Merrill and Harry Richman brought down theirsilvery monoplane Lady Peace at Floyd Bennett airport at p m CST Monday to com plete a round trip transAtlantic flight to London begun September 2 Suffers Fatal Injuries HARLAN L3 Atman Kohl a Tennant farmer suffered fatal in juries when he fell from a silo fil ler and was run over near Tennant FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat warmer in east and south portions Monday night MINNESOTA Fair in south somewhat unsettled in north por tion Monday night and Tuesday somewhat warmer in southeast Monday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Monday 81 49 57 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 75 Minimum in Night 59 At 8 A M Sunday 74 Saturday and Sunday were Sep tember at its best in North Iowa shattered government defenses Gen Jose Aserisio commander of all gov ernment troops in central Spain or dered hasty entrenchments in prepa ration for a decisive battlefor con trol of the highway junction Capture of Maqueda would place the insurgents in a strategic posi tion for attacks on both Madrid and Toledo The town is the junction point on two main roads one lead ing northeast to Madrid and the oth er southeast to Toledo Maqueda and the capi tal is only one other large commun about midway between Maqueda and the capital On the Toledo highway there are large settlements Bodies Along Road Bodies of government militiamen were strewn along the pitted war torn road over which the insurgents advanced Deploying the Moors grasped every opportunity for pro tection offered by the uneven ter rain In charge of one of the fascist col umns was Jose Sainz former stu dent in a New York high school In Madrid a radio appeal over the official station ordered all armed and unarmed militiamen to report for duty at their barracks and await further Fascist officars confidently pre oicted they would reach the capital in between 15 days or a month They asserted the government forces were running short of ammunition BOMBING SQUADS LEAD NO QUARTEK ASSAULT Copyright 1836 by The Asioclatcd TOLEDO of government soldiers organized into bombing squads surrounded the razed AlcazarMonday for a decisive no quarter assault on besieged fascists Government commanders decided on an infantry attack oc the crushed fortress in whose caverns the self imprisoned insurgents were con cealed after dynamite and gasoline failed to drive the fascists from the ruins A steady stream of machine gun bullets and hand grenades flowed from the insurgent positions behind shattered columns and in debris strewn halls ancient fortress Socialist commanders alarmed over the increasing death toll in the government ranks issued stern orders against unauthorized forays into the smoking Alcazar Gunners Blast Shells Government gunners continued to blast shells into the shattered fas cist haven The government bombers concen trated their forces In the Holy Cross hospital about 50 yards from the Alcazar at a point which afforded the easiest approach to the fortseas patio An anarchist militiaman conduct ed this correspondent to the exit through which the assault was or dered Look where they he said to suddenly crumpled with blood pouring down from a temple wound He died another victim of insurgent snipers Plan to Kill His Family Only Theory LEON M Rogers Decatur county coroner dismissed with its only a surmise Monday a theory that Herman Hembry 37 farmer living near here may have planned to do away with his entire household Sunday when he killed bis son and hanged himself The coroner said domestic trouble prompted Hembry to kill hi 3 year old son Jack with a claw hammer and then end his own life in the hayloft of his barn Some officers investigating the case said they believed because the ground wire on th farmhouse tele phone was cut or that Hembry may have contemplated killing his wife his 7 year old daughter and hismotherinlaw Tragedy Is Reconstructed Dr Rogers reconstructed the tragedy as follows Hembry had finisded his farm chores and returned to the house His boy Jack had been sleeping with him but had awakened and gone downstairs and crawled in bed with his mother Without waking the mother the boy got out of bed and went with his fattier to the barn In a short time the father returned to the house for the claw hammer Mother Went To Barn In a little while the mother who had been in ill health went to the barn She heard the boy whim pering and went in She saw her son lying with his head badly beaten and her husbands body hanging from a rafter the telephone was out oforder help had to be called from a neighbors house The boy was taken to a hospital but he died within an hour and a half of the attack It was due entirely I believe to domestic trouble Hembry had had some financial difficulties but ap parently he had weathered them all Find Body of Man Hit by Train on Tracks NEWTON E A Murray Jasper county coroner said Jesse Boyd elderly moulder whose body was found near the railroad tracks here probably was struck by a train early Sunday Held for Attack LOOK INSIDE FOR Car driven by Donald Short University of Iowa student after a collision at Cedar Rap ids in which two persons were killed and 10 injured Iowa Daily Press Photo 3 North lowans in WeekEnd Auto Toll ON PAGE 2 Body of Greene Baby Recovered From River ON PAGE 8 Giants Expected to Clinch Flag This Week ON PAGE 9 Bus Operator Given 30 Day Trial by City ON PAGE 3 The Rev G K Davies Leaving Mason City ON PAGE 3 Pholo Kaycnay Engraving HERBERT WEARDA ADMITS RURAL SCHOOL ATTACK Sheffield Man Traced by His Car After Complaint of Teacher Herbert Wearda 21 Sheffield is in the Cerro Gordo county jail charged with an attack on a rural school teacher with the intent to commit a statutory crime Wearda who was arrested at Hampton late Saturday afternoon by Franklin county authorities at the request of the Cerro Gordo county sheriffs office confessed both to the attack on the teacher after school Friday afternoonand to attempting to enter a home northeast of Hampton early Satur day afternoon The confession which was signed by Wearda at Hampton stated he drove his car to the vicinity of a rural school waited until school was dismissed and then went to the door and asked the teacher as to the location of a certain farm Also Took After starting to leave be turned back open the door he said The confession stated he also took in money from the teachers purse At the farm home of Will Roline Saturday afternoon a girl slammed the door in his face he said While attempting to drive away he said his car sank into the soft shoulder of the road making it necessary for him to call for help He then drove to Hampton where instructions had already been given officers to ar rest him The task of identifying Wearda as the possible defendant from the meager description given by the teacher and a neighboring farm wo man who said she saw a maroon Chevrolet coupe of a recent model and a Cerro Gordo county license number in the vicinity that after noon was handled by Deputies Cal Dwan and JohnWallace List 200 Coupes Going through the records of the county automobile license office the deputies listed approximately 200 Chevrolet coupes in the county From among these the cars of mar roon color were then segregated and checked With the assistance of and R Chevrolet company the descriptions of several owners were obtained and that of Wearda tallied closest to the details given by the frightened teacher Checking up with neighbors near Sheffield the deputies learned Wearda wore whipcord trousers and boots that day the same type of clothes the teacher recalled that he wore Franklin county officers were then notified to arrest him An investigation of the case was being made Monday by County At torney Frederick B Shaffer and Hines Mount assistant county at torney Plans were being made to file a charge of assault with intent to commit rape against Wearda the county attorney said Grand Jury Probe at Sioiix City Halted by Supreme Court DES MOINES M Par sons Iowa supreme court chief jus tice granted M E Wood bury county attorney a temporary stay order Monday halting a special grand jury investigation of reputed gambling and liquor protection at Sioux City MURPHY TELLS LEGION AMERICA CANNOT DISARM Baker Views Veterans Group as Guardian of CLEVELAND D Baker World wartime secretary of war hailed ttie American Legion Monday as the guardian of American principles of liberty in an international situation that may fill the stoutest heart with con Bakers address to the opening session of the Legions eighteenth national convention followed Na tional Commander Ray Murphys plea for universal peace coupled with a warning that America can not disarm in the light of existing To thousands of Legionnaires in colorful uniforms Baker described the rise of strange philosophies in other countries of the world and said you will find your fellow citi zens looking more and more to you for guidance Fearful of ConfUct The situation in the world at Baker said is one that may fill the stoutest heart with concern There have grown up in the world strange philosophies dif ferent from any we have seen and they are mastering the minds and hearts of many There is scarcely a nation on the face of the earth at this hour that is not fearful of a renewal of con If the American Legion has one mission above another it is to see that the principle of liberty or in dividual liberty is not surrendered in deference to any political here America will never start a Murphy said but America can not disarm in the light of exist ing conditions It is a tragic thought that the war to end which we fought in 1917 and was in truth the awful beginning of a series of con flicts that may end wars only be cause there is no longer resource to carry them on no longer men to fight no longer the will to to Attend The military blare of trumpets and the lively beat of drums echoed through Clevelands public hall as the assembly gathered The auditorium with a capacity nearly filled rapidly Convention officials predicted a peak attendance of Every hotel in the city reported all avail able rooms occupied In the front row section of the vast hall were the bronzed dele gates from Hawaii their necks adorned with the traditional leis of the islands Flanking them were rep resentatives of the Philippines Puerto Rico and Canada Dotted about the auditorium were the standards of French Italian and Panamanian delegations Visitors who came just to see the show swarmed the galleries Mrs Melville Mucklestone na tional president of the American Le gion Auxiliary reported the mem bership of the auxiliary at over the largest membership in the auxiliarys World Peace Theme Reiterating the theme of world peace U S Senator Bennett C Clark Missouri past national com mander said in an address the next session of congress will enact legis lation for taking the profit out of Clark claiming 1936 the Legions greatest year said The great cli max of this year were the efforts of Commander Murphy for legisla tioa sponsored by the legion to the end that the United States may be kept out of future After the Rev Thomas D Kenne dy national chaplain delivered the invocation Gov Martin L Davey of Ohio gave the first welcoming address Governor Davey launched an at tack on the Veterans of Future Wars which he described as an or ganization of university students designed to make a mockery of the things you fought Organized to Sneer He drew applause with the re mark the Veterans of Future Wars were organized to aneer at the service of the men who risked their all millions of men resent that Mayor Harold H Burton of Cleve land said Cleveland was glad to be the first city in the nation to entertain this great convention the second The campaigning for the position of national commander to succeed
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