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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - September 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH 10WANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY SEPTEMBER THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 301 MASON CITYANS SEE HEAR LANDON LEGION CHOOSES HARRY COLMERY NATIONAL CHIEF Calls on U S to Steer Course of Strict Neutrality CLEVELAND C3VThe Ameri can Legions eighteenth convention elected Harry W Colmery of To peka national commander Thursday with a roaring unanimous vote adopted resolutions demanding the country steer a course of strict neutrality in international affairs and then adjourned to meeting m New York next year Adjournment came at p m central stand ard Immediately upon the announce ment of the election crowds of veterans carrying the standards of their states rushed to the plat form and gathered around Col mery at the speakers stand As the band struck up a fast tune outgoing Commander Ray Murphy stepped close to Colmery in the crush on the platform I declare Harry Colmery elec yelled outgoing Commander Ray Murphy above the din Where the hell is he as he looked about the hall Looks for Leadership Murphy striking repeatedly on the great assembly bell finally brought order and introduced Col mery as your You are mighty nice to Colmery said To be chosen as the leader of a million men American men of arms as I know them is a sacred trust I accept not for the purpose of fulfilling personal am bitions but as an opportunity to render service to my comrades through the Legion and through it to my country I think the nation is still look ing to the Legion for leadership Our only danger lies in our own apathy and sticking our nose in other peoples business instead of keeping it within our own Legion Colmery spoke in a slow distinct voice interrupted by repeated ap plause Have Great Responsibility The American Legion and its Auxiliary have a very great and definite responsibility to take a po sition of leadership in advance of any they have taken up to this Colmery said They will become the voice of National Commander Ray Mur phy was demonstrated not only to the Legion but to the citizens of America that he was worthy of the ideals of those who founded this great Among the flood of resolutions approved before Colmerys election was one reaffirming the Legions Icng advocacy of universal service act providing for the draft of capi tal industry and man power as well as men to fight in the event of a national emergency or actual 5 Vice Commanders In rapid order the convention elected by acclamation the following five national vice commanders Fred Johnson of Alabama Salva tore Cappodice of California Leon ard Sisk of Tennessee Leo Temme of South Dakota and Jack Crowley of Vermont The delegates condemned activi ties of the Black Legion and asked Madrids Defenders Loose Water Above Dam New Legion Head HARRY W COLMERY es o congress the myater authorized ious hooded order A resolution recommending uni versal fingerprinting of the civil population of the country and a sys tem of identification for all non citizens with legislation to make the system effective as a national policy was adopted The Legionnaires voted to make an employment program a major policy and reaffirmed their con demnation of mob violence and lynching throughout the United FORECAST IOWA Fair Thursday night and Friday rising temperatures Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair In south increasing cloudiness with rising temperature In north Thursday night Friday unsettled risingtemperature showers in northwest late Thursday night or Friday and In northeast Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Thursday Fl AND PARTY CHIEFS CONFER At Hyde Park to Discuss New Deals Campaign for ReElection HYDE PARK men high in democratic councils converged on the summer white house Thursday to discuss with President Roosevelt every angle of the new deal reelection drive Vice President Garner and three cabinet officersrSecretaries Hull and Roper and Atty Gen Cummings headed the group summoned here for the late afternoon discupsion of presidential speech making finances and general party strategy Others scheduled to participate in the parley were Senators Robinson of Arkansas Byrnes of South Caro lina OMahoney of Wyoming and Donahey of Ohio Representatives Boland of Pennsylvania and Drewry of Virginia Guffcy and OConnor Senator Guffey of Pennsylvania chairman the democratic senator ial campaign committee Chairman OConnor of New York and Ray burn of Texas respectively of the house rules and interstate commerce committees Edward J Flynn sec retary of state for New York and Bronx leader and Charles Michelson director of publicity for the national committee Chairman James A Farley W Forbes Morgan Frank C Walker James V Gerard and L W Robert represented the democratic national committee Committee Appointed Topping off a day of political and business conferences Mr Roosevelt late Wednesday announced the per sonnel of the maritime commission to administer the new ship subsidy act The commission a temporary one of three members pending appoint ment of two more to bring it up to Rear Admiral Henry A Wiley re tired naval officer of Haverford Rear Admiral Harry G Ham let of Chevy Chase former coast guard and George commandant of the who retires Oct 1 Landick of Kensington now a treasury official Jesse Owens to Talk W Sept 28 at Boston BOSTON Massachusetts republican committee announced Jesse Owens Negro Olympic star would speak here Sept 28 under the auspices of the national republican committee It is said Owens is to make a series of addresses in the east in behalf of the presidential candi dacy of Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas FLOOD TOWN AT WHICH FASCISTS WERE TO MEET Four Insurgent Spanish Columns Pressing on Toward Toledo By RAMON BLARDONEY Copyright 1938 by The Associated defenders in a new and extreme thrust to stave off insurgent columns announced Thursday they had loosed the waters of Alberche dam over San Martin de Valdeiglesias scheduled point of convergence for fascist columns 36 miles west of the capital The government said it believed the town had been destroyed and with it considerable amounts of in surgent guns trucks horses and raules Dispatches from Burgos seat of the insurgent junta said fascist northern armies were driving through mountain passes with the intention of meeting a southern col umn in the vicinity of San Ordered to Report At the same time the official radio ordered all militiamen in Mad rid to report to barracks and their drivers to stand by at garages for orders The government also announced iw forces in the Toledo sector were resisting an advance by several pow erful fascist columns miles from the city Reports that insurgents had cap tured Toledo were denied categori cally All the capitals newspapers urged Die militia to stand resolutely to the One editorial said Germans Not Heroes The German soldiers who took Liege were not heroes who could boast of their victory The Potsdam cadets who obtained that victory are filling pits around Liege with their dead From the Alberche dam more than cubic yards of wa ter rushed with tremendous force toward low ground where much rebel war material and artillery was reported concentrated Bridges over the Alberche river in the path of the flood were be lieved indispensable to the insur gent advance on Madrid VILLAGES SURROUNDED BY ADVANCE GUARD WITH THE INSURGENT ARMIES AT TORRIJOS Spain insurgent columns after the briefest of rests pushed on to ward Toledo Thursday The advance guard surrounded the villages of Barcience and Rielves 13 miles from their objec tive Rielves was stated to be the last settlement between the insurgents and Toledo on the direct route from Torrijos The march was resumed after a short respite granted by officers after the capture of Maqueda Torrijos was made headquarters for this offensive which the officers hoped would crush final resistance to Toledo A violent bombardment of Tor rijos by two government planes just before the march was resumed failed to cause appreciable dam age Government militiamen were of fering no immediate resistance to the advance but seemed to be strongly entrenched on a hill on the horizon which the insurgents expected to attack momentarily REPORT MAIN WATER RESERVOIR CAETURED RABAT French Morocco broadcast picked up from Spanish iiwurgent headquarters at Burgos Thursday said fascist troops had occupied Lozoya village and Lake Lozoya Madrids main water reser voir northwest of the capital This maneuver has been re ported on several previous occasions by insurgent Baby Lies Between v Rails Train Passes KTTTANNING teen months old David Abrahams nursed a cut on his forehead Thurs day reminder of having a 100 car freight train roar over him while he lay between the rails 76 i The baby apparently had strayed 42 j to the tracks while at play and fell 49 I asleep Short Absolved of Negligence in Crash CEDAR RAPIDS UP Donald Short University of Iowa student was absolved of criminal negligence by a coroners jury investigating the accident in which two persons were killed Sunday morning Short the driver of the car which col lided with one driven by Frank Beltz Mechanicsville one of those killed Short did not testify at the inquest Republican Presidential Nominee Likes Mason City Music Youve got a great Gov Alf Landon republican presidential nominee told a crowd of several thousands at the Rock Island station Thursday He is shown to the left as he appeared before the Mason crowd from the rear platform of the Sunflower special Above is shown the crowd estimated at that greeted the Kansas governor when the special train arrived in the city Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Amazed and Delighted With Mason City Crowd to Haugen Is GIANTS CLINCH NATIONAL FLAG New York Beats Boston 21 for Right to Play in World Series BOSTON New York Giants clinched the National league pennant Thursday by defeating the Boston Bees 2 to 1 in the 10 inning opener of a doubleheader Climaxing a drive they started on July 15 after sinking to the second division the Giants scored their ninetyfirst victory with Thursdays van They have four games to play The second place St Louia Cardin als with 85 victories dave fiveto play and by winning all their games will still of tying The victory moved the Giants 5 games in front of the Cardinals be fore the gas house gang started their doubleheader Thursday with the Reds By clinching the pennant the first subway between the two New York major league teams since 1923 was assured The Yankees won the American league pennant on Sept 9 Found SemiCdnscious Suffering From Hunger LEON CSVA man whom county authorities said they believed to be M Witt 20 Galatin was found in a semiconscious condition in a ditch near here County officials said they believed he was suffering only from hunger Cheered by Throng at Northwood By W EARL HALL ABOARD THE LANDON SPE was amazed and delight ed with the crowd that greeted me at Mason This was the com ment made by Gov Alfred Landon to this reporter as the special train bearing the republican presidential nominee neared Manly Our meeting took place in the compartment just in front of his improvised speaking platform on the rear coach of the special At Manly too there was a crowd which greeted Governor Landon The Northwood crowd cheered the Kansang tribute to the late Gilbert Haugen and his important part in the fight for farm As the train was leaving Iowa Governor Landon was asked by this writer for his observations on the Iowa political situation I am delighted with the large and enthusiastic crowds that have welcomed me I do not of course ac cept this as any personal tribute It is rather a reflection of Iowas de termination to do its part toward ending this era of waste and extrav agance Iowa will declare itaelf by electing George Wilson for governor H O Talle for fourth district repre sentative and republican nominees clear up and down the 8 Furnaces Stolen DAVENPORT the temperature mounted up into the 80s here Wednesday two perspir ing thieves stole three hotair fur naces from W L Carlin LOOK INSIDE FOR Operating On Baby TafeL Boy Born Malformed Finds Mercy in Death ON PAGE 2 Charles City Cafe Is Gutted by Night Fire ON PAGE 3 Mason City High to Oppose Blue ON PAGE 13 Standard Oil Firm to Erect 3 Story Building ON PAGE 11 IOWA SLAYER OF WIFE SENTENCED Newton WPA Worker Ad mits He Struck Expec tant Mother NEWTON Evans 48 a WPA worker pleaded guilty here Thursday of killing his wife an ex pectant mother Tuesday night He was sentenced immediately to serve eight years in Fort Madison prison for manslaughter Mrs Evans already the mother of eight children the eldest 13 died under mysterious circum stances Coroner E A McMurray ordered an autopsy and the coroners jury after hearing the autopsy report and taking other evidence charged that the womans death was due to an injury resulting from a blow struck by her the coroner said ad mitted he quarreled with his wife claimed she struck at him and ad mitted he struck her in The county attorney filing a manslaughter charge brought Evans before District Judge P J Siegers who accepted the guilty plea and passed sentence Sheriff Earl Shields said he would allow Evans to attend his wifes funeral Thursday afternoon under guard Hell be taken to prison imme diately the sheriff said TWO KILLED AS TRUCK HITS CAR 19 Year Old Youths Victims at Omaha 15 Year Old Auto Wrecked OMAHA Borghoff 19 of Omaha was killed instantly and William Seeley 19 Omaha was fa tally injured early Thursday when Borghoffs 15 year old automobile was struck from the rear by a heavy transfer truck driven by Ralph Hall of Hastings Nebr Seeley was working on the motor of Eorghoffs stalled car when the truck crashed into the lighter ma chine almost demolishing it Borg hoff was seated in the car Seeley was brought to an Omaha hospital where he died three hours later Hall was arrested by deputy sher iffs and held in the county jail Machinists Indorse President Roosevelt MILWAUKEE Interna tional Association of Machinists in convention here Wednesday unani mously indorsed President Roose velt for reelection The convention also indorsed the action of the American Federation of Labor in suspending the 10 indus trial unions allied with the commit tee for industrial organization Visits Two Sons in Prison Goes to Jail DES MOINES Jack son visited his two sons serving sentences at the Anamosa reform atory and as the result was placet in jail himself Jackson is being held here for authorities at Joplin Mo where he is wanted on check charges Anamosa officials were asked to arrest Jackson if he visited his sons Jobs Increase and Pupils Quit School DAVENPORT L Nau mann principal of Davenport high school declared that increased em ployment for young people has de creased enrollment in the school this fall About 150 students who bad registered have dropped out of school because they found employ ment Naumann said G 0 P STOPS ENROUTE TO MINNEAPOLIS Raps Scarcity Program Pays Compliment to H S Band Gov Alf Landon told a large crowd at the Rock Island station Thursday noon that the new deals program of scarcity has resulted in robbing the American farmer not only of his former export markets out even of his home market The republican presidential nom inee speaking from the rear plat form of the special train going from Des Moines to Minneapolis where he was to speak Thursday night paid a high compliment to the Ma son City high school band the opening remarks of his five minute talk Calling attention to the fact that the local musical organization was a significant part of the Des Moines reception for him Tuesday Gover nor Landon stated he should liketo hear the band to a full Look Him Over I know that most of you are here to look me he stated I am glad of that for it also gives me an opportunity to look you over Iowa and Kansas have much in common Right now the farmers of Iowa and the farmers of Kansas are hoping for a late frost to help pas tures and forage The republican nominee pointed out that he had been distressed by the sight of empty corn cribs and granaries especially in the south ern part state which he said was due in part to the drought and then added Empty Corn Cribs another reason for your empty dont forget the program of scarcity of a year ago There are always some years of plenty or of surplus but we are equally certain to have some years of shortage Had the farmers of Iowa and every other agricultural state been allowed to produce as long experience dictated they would have been better pre pared to meet the tragedy of this year The effects of this scarcity pro gram go far beyond this year They are robbing the American farmer not only of his former ex port markets but even of his home market For proof I turn to the report of the United States bureau of agricultural economics released only last Saturday It states that 2 million bushels of Argentine corn reached this country last week and about2 million bushels more were on the way That is a sample of the way the present administra tion has aided you farmers of tae best corn producing area on earth Finance Carryover Crops The real function of the gov ernment is to help the farmer pro duce and to finance carryover crops for such situations as this report on the importation of Argentine corn discloses That is exactly what the republican party will do Our party stands for production not destruc tion It is for cooperation with the farmer not coercion If our democracy is to survive that is the only The helping hand of govern ment he said must be extended to the needy and the unemployed but he insisted it must b done without waste and corrupteion If the republican party is elected it is going to demand that all those who swap relief for votes be turned out of Introduced by Talle Governor Landon was introduced by H O Talle Decorah republican nominee for fourth district repre sentative in congress who said I have the genuine pleasure of introducing to you the statesman you have been waiting for the next president of tie United States Gov A If The Kansas governor stepped to the microphone immediately and be gan his talk while the crowd surged around the train platform For an instant the loud speaking system failed to produce sufficient volume as the crowd jostled about to get coser to the speaker The Kansas governor was given an enthusiastic ovation as he firsl appeared and was cheered again and again as he made his declara tions of policies Grasp for Hand As the train started to leave scores of men and women grasped for the hand of the Kansas governor With police attempting to guard the enthusiastic of the candidate from getting injured Governor Landon continued tc shake hands until the train gained in motion The last person to greej him was a curly haired little gir in the arms of her father who grf
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