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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - October 16, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLHI FIVE CENTS A COPS ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED W1KB SBHVICB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY OCTOBER 16 1936 THIS PAPERCONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 7 More Room Needed Yet New U S Buildings in Washington Are Not Enough LANDON WILL VISIT WEST COAST By CHARLES P STEWART P ASHING TON CPA Uncle Sam no longer can find shelter i n Washington for all the gov ernment staffs which are sup posed to have their headquar ters here There amply are not enough buildings in the capital to accom modate the full number of fed eral employes Baltimore i s getting the over flow That is to say if one visits Washington from else where on government business taking it for granted that here is the place to transact it one may find oneself referred to branch of fices in the Maryland city instead It is no great be ing merely 40 miles it serves to concentrate ones atten tion upon the proportion of the ex pansion of federal activities in re cent years Board Crowded Out The social security board is the latest outfit to be crowded from the District of Columbia for office room The board needs a huge building of its own Thus far it has had the loan of about a cor ridor of space from the labor de partment but its increasing re ouirementscall for acres They are to be held roofed over no near er than Baltimore No doubt a modicum of the boards adminis trative workers will continue to do business indefinitely upon the la bor departments charity but the statistical vast majority must be moved out of town It may not seem as if Washing ton should be underbuilt from the governments standpoint There was plenty of room for all hands before the war Tempos Are The war inflated Uncle Sams demands for office space that temporary buildings were rushed up to the number oi at least a score socalled tempos1 were hnd are except one or two now burned upi little better than lath andplaster A heavy step will shake the flooring of any one of tliem All are profusely decorated with no smoking signs They art not necessary A visitor of tie slightest prudence would be as likely to strike a match in one of them as in a powder magazine At an angry look a tempo might be expected to burst into flames Yet the end of the way left them all chokjam full Wartirca num bers never were reduced therefore the tempos could not be aban doned Replacements Decided On The tempos were occupied by subdivisions of departments or by independent commissions of various sorts the census bureau the public health service the federal trade commis sion et cetera But two entire tice and housed in rented buildings They were not They were good build ings but they were paid for at the kind of rentals with which lords usually soak the government i stiff Under the Coolidge and more particularly the Hoover adminis trations it began to occur to fed planners that it would be wise for Uncle Sam to replace his tem pos with substantial structures and to terminate his role of tenant Government Had Land The government went at it It had the land Down near the Potomac the gov ernment owns a tract known as the originally intended to serve as the site for federal edifices It is a triangle about onehalf mile cross at its base about three quarters of a mile long The Idea was to fill this area full of government buiWings enough to take care of them all It looked like an expensive un dertaking Triangle Filled Now Nevertheless Uncle Sam went ahead with his program The triangle now is covered government buildings The commerce and labor depart ments have been provided for The postoffice and interrior depart ments which already had buildings of their own get new ones Two or three dozen of commissions of fices administrations corporations boards councils committees bu reaus and authorities similarly have been housed But no previously governmental lyoccupied building has been evac uated by the government Star Route Carriers Elect INDIANAPOLIS 13VE J Velder Bonesteel S was re elected president of the National Star Route carriers at the close of their annual convention here 2 Men Woman Quizzed About Winfield Slaying V ONE ACCUSED BY OTHER TWO OF State Agent in Attempt to Link Two Crimes to HitchHikers KEOSAUQUA Agent Al Haight came here Friday to join officers in questioning Mr and Mrs De Los Derr Stockton and Glen Jones 16 Ottumwa in connec tion with the mysterious death of John Finburg 70 at Winfield Iowa The Derrs and Jones are held in the shooting Thursday of R L Scott 65 of Hedrick Iowa Officers reported Mrs Derr said she had been in Winfield several days prior to Thursday when her husband and Jones picked her up in Scotts car stolen by two hitch hikers who wounded the Hedrick man after he gave them a lift They said the woman claimed she lived at the home of Dugal Nel son and that her husband and Jones had been in and out of Winfield for about a week Found at Winfield Finburgs body showing signs of violence was found at Winfield late Wednesday Sheriff Roy Pickard reported Friday that Jones and Mrs Derr have signed statements that Derr shot and seriously wounded Scott 65 of Hedrick Iowa The shooting occurred Thursday afternoon after Scott a solicitor for an Oskaloosa cleaning establish ment nitcnhikers near Ottumwa Jones and Mr and Mrs Derr were arrested Thursday night at Columbus Junction in possession of Scotts car Told of Shooting Sheriff Pickard said confessed that he and Derr thumbed a ride with Scott and that the Illinois man shot without warn ing Mrs Derr said her husband told her about the shooting after they picked her up at Winfield in Scotts car which they had stolen after leaving the Hedrick man wounded in the road So far Derr has denied shooting Scott and claims the car was turned over to him at Hedrick by a strang er who said it was Jones however said they planned to steal the car and drive it to Chi cago He claims though that he didnt know Derr was going to shoot Charges Not Filed Sheriff Pickard said charges against Jones and Derr will depend upon the outcome of Scotts wound He said he probably would take Derr to Fort Madison prison for safe keeping since his wife says hes broken out of jail before and that he3 served time in Illinois for Officers were puzzled Thursday night after Scott told them the hitchhikers he picked up knew him by name although he didnt know them Sheriff Pickard said Jones ex plained that he knew Scott because he lived in Hedrick before moving to Ottumwa SOUGHT IN ILLINOIS PAROLE VIOLATOR FREEFORT that De Los Jackie Derr former Freeport amateur boxer arrested in Keosauqua Iowa in connection with the shooting of R L Scott had been sought by Illinois authorities for parole violation Derr police said had served part ol a one to 10 year sentence in the Pontiac reformatory for lar ceny While in the Stephenson coun ty jail where he was segregated be cause of disease he escaped but was recaptured police said KILLEDBYHit AND RUN AUTO OmaKa Man Struck Crossing Street 15th Victim of Year OMAHA Boukal 58 of Omaha was killed Friday when struck by a hit and run automobile driver Boukal was crossing the street when struck Boukal was the fifteenth auto ac cident victim of the year here Bou kals father Adolph was killed nine years ago when struck by a hit and run driver members of the family told police LOOK INSIDE FOR COUGHLIN RYAN Political Urged to Take Rest ON PAGE 2 District Sessions Held in Emmetsburg Algona ON PAGE 5 Yale Ohio Pitt Are Choices in Grid List ON PAGE 9 400 Workers Start on Community Chest Drive ON PAGE 11 WHEELER SPEAKS FRIDAY EVENING Montana Senator Will Give Address at Democratic Rally at Y M i Senator Burton K Wheeler of Montana wilK address a democratic rally at the Y M C A Friday evening at 8 oclock Also on the platform at the rally will be C H plattenberg Clear Lake lyceum lec turer Senator Wheeler is now serving his third ter min the upper legisla tive body of the United States He first entered the political field in 1910 when he was elected to the state legislature of Montana from Butte where he began law prac tice in 1905 He served five years as United States district attorney under President Wilson and was first elected to the senate in 1922 He was reelected in 1928 and again in 1934 In 1934 Senator Wheeler received the largest vote ever given a can didate for public office He is the only candidate who ever carried every county in the state Among Senator Wheelers chief activities in the senate was his fight against the selection of Senator Cummins of Iowa as chairman of the interstate commerce commis sion his demand for an investiga tion of the department of justice in the Harding administration in which he assumed the role of chief prosecutor 25 Killed 400 Hurt in Bombay Rioting Police Fire on Mobs BOMBAY fired into two mobs Friday in frenzied com munal rioting in which 25 persons were killed and 400 injured Dozens of pedestrians were stabbed streetcars were stopped and business houses shut down F R SAYS NEW DEAL PLANNING FUTURE OF U S Opens Campaign in Ohio Sees Tremendous CINCINNATI his Ohio campaign before rain drenched thousands in the University of Cin cinnati stadium President Roose velt said Friday he had seen tre mendous improvement over the country and the administration was planning for the future security cf the country I dont mean just a living just having enough to eat and a live he said I mean a living providing a decent diet education and a reasonable amount of leis He said he was inclined to think that on Nov 3 a decision would be made on whether we shall continue to work for a greater security and a greater human Im not the least bit worried about the he added Security for Business he said ought to ap ply not only to individuals but also to ocupations and he added is why the administration is trying to make a rounded pic ture and work out something that will affect every kind of He said he thought the audience understoodwhy the government had helped with work projects such as expansion of the university stadium FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy Friday night and Saturday cooler Fri day night and In extreme south eastern portionSaturday MINNESOTA Somewhat un settled Friday night and Satur day possibly light rain or snow in extreme north Friday night colder Friday night except In ex treme northwest some a t warmer Saturday In northwest IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 18 Minimum In Night 48 At 8 A M Friday 50 ployment situation was so serious that something had to be and the question arose of finding the best kind of work to provide for the needy The question was put up to cities and local communities and they recommended the projects to the government he said Boar From Crowd And you he said as a roar went up from the crowd that this aided very much in the national recovery weve had in the past three He said he believed it could truth fully be said that there was no one who labors who was not better off than three and a half years ago And the beauty of the work pro jects and he said has not been their only permanent contribution to the nation because they also have tended to give great er Projects that have a recerational value and enable people to have a good time are just as valuable Mr Roosevelt said as buildings and Men and women and children stood along the four mile route to the stadium some with umbrellas and raincoats but many ignoring the rain Drives in Rain The president drove to the sta dium over several miles of the streets lined with cheering citizens about half of them covered with umbrellas The stadium with a seating ca pacity of more than waa about threequarters filled A rivalry developed between col lege students in the bowl some yel ling for Landon others for the president Mr Roosevelt spoke extempor aneously He had planned to speak for 15 minutes but cut it to about five because of the rain He spoke from his car into microphone Gov Martin L Davey drove with the president from the station On the way the party stopped briefly to view the beginning of the Laurel Homes public slum clearance project Other Talks Scheduled Rear platform talks were sched uled later in the day at Middletown Dayton Springfield Columbus Gal ion and President Roosevelts special train left at a in Some political lieutenants in both major parties have classed the Buckeye state as Four years ago Roosevelt had a majority in the state of about votes over Hoover Facing what his campaign as sociates described as one of the greatest crowds of his mile trip a throng estimated by State Police Capt Donald S Leonard at persons the president stood in the nations automobile center Thursday night and declared that industry and every other industry still need great improvements in G 0 P Standard Bearer With Michigan Leaders This excellent back platform photo of Gov Alfred M Landon shown with two Michigan leaders Sen ator Arthur H Vandenberg left and Wilber M Bnicker republican senatorial candidate right was snapped during the republican presidential nominees tour of Michigan their relationship to their em Worker He told a story of an automobile worker who told him in Washington in 1934 that he received a day but only worked 68 days a year several years ago As a result of that meeting and of subsequent meetings with com pany he said I stressed the need of spreading the work more evenly through the year and of working toward raising the yearly pay envelope of Detroit and other automobile cities from sir or seven hundred a year to over a thousand a He said steps looking toward that end had beentaken but they are not It is my he continued thatthe manufacturers of automo biles and the manufacturers of many other necessary commodities must by planning do far more than they have done to increase the yearly earnings of those who work for Confident of Detroit Declaring the new deal had that kind of objective in he ex pressed confidence that the people of Detroit and the rest of the coun try would ask on Nov 3 that the present type of government continue rather than the type which in its heart still believes in the policy of laissez faire and the kind of in dividualism which up to only three and a half years ago frankly put dollars above human Mr Roosevelt stood on the east steps of Detroits city hall Thou sands jammed against the speaking stand and spread far back into Cadillac square Cheers greeted his statement that it was by the new federal government in Washington that saved the day when private and state relief funds gave out Only Thing Left It was the only thing left which could save the he said He concluded his speech with a statement that history would record that the outstanding issue of the present campaign was this Shall the social and economic security and betterment of the masses of the American people be maintained and strengthened or not I am not afraid of that he said It willbe Shortly before in dedicating a in Hamtramck the president said some people have called it boondoggling for us to build stadiums and parks tut if its boon doggling then Tma boondoggler and so are you Dinner With Couzens On the platforms at both speeches sat Frank Murphy democratic can didate for governor Prentiss Brown democratic the senate and republican Senator James Couz ens who recently was defeated for renomination pledged sup port to Roosevelt Couzens had dinner with the chief executive on the train after it pulled into suburban Highland Park Before he left the train the president also received courtesy The Air TIME IS CENTRAL STANDARD Friday night 6 east and 10 west William Hard and Dan Wal lace WEAFNBC Herbert Hoover from Philadelphia WSYR WABY WGR WIBX WNFB WOCL 9 Gov H H Lehman from Elmira N Y Progressive WABCCBS Roosevelt Saturday 7 p Vice President Garner from Uvalde WJZNBC Harry Hop kins from Washington Republican WABCCBS Senator A H Vandenberg Chicago CBS N Y state network Judge W F Bleakley from Utica Jeffersonian democrats WJZ NBC James A Reed Labors nonpartisan WJZNBC 9 John L Lewis from Washington CLAIM FASCISTS ADVANCE HALTED Spanish Statement Follows 24 Hours of Fighting Near Madrid WITH THE GOVERNMENT TROOPS AT BRUNETE Spain IP after 24 hours of ihtermitten fighting an nounced Friday they had stopped a fascist advance in the central sec tor west of Madrid Capt Jeronimo Sitjar declaring he had relieved many loyal troops with fresh men during a day ot cannonading said he was confident the new troops would be able to nold the enemy pending plans for a counterattack Scores of villagers were evacua ting the towns in this danger zone 36 miles west of Madrid and a few miles northeast of NavalCarnero strategic point on the main highway from Madrid to the southwest All were heading for the capital Flocks of sheep and goats and herds of pastured near the war zone were being taken into Madrid for emergency meat sup plies r callfrom the Rt Rev Michael J Gallagher bishop of Detroit and su perior of FathefCharles E lin The bishop announced recently he would vote for Roosevelts reelection Father Coughlin and hts National Union for Social Justice supporting v William Lemke union party nominee FRENCH ALARM IS DIMINISHED No Longer See Belgian Move as Meaning Repudiation of Accords PARIS Frencft alarm over newly asserted Belgian neutrality diminished Fiday as officials ana lyzed King Leopolds declaration his country would seek to prevent mar tial entanglements With further thought French sources came to the view the Bel gian monarchs statement merely outlined a policy rather con stituting a repudiation of existing1 security accords The was strengthen ed by assurances in London Bel gium should fulfill its obligations under the league of nations cove nant Baron Carter de Marchienne Belgian ambassador to Great Brit ain was declared to have given such assurance to British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden Prospective Conferences The Belgian representative it was reported told Eden King Leo polds declaration was pointed to ward establishing a national policy for prospective conferences to form ulate a new European security Paris awaited Belgiums answer to a four pointed questionnaire de signed to clarify the royal state ment made Monday before a Brus sels cabinet session France asked tne Belgianatti tude toward The FrancoBelgian military assistance pact the Locar no treaty futurediscussions of representatives of the original Lo carno powers and the league of na tions To Begin Discussions Diplomats have planned tenta tively to begin discussions for a new Locarno pact since the origi nal treaty was considered abrogated with German reoccupation of the Rhinelandlast March The original signatories were Great Britain France Belgium Germany and It aly Some quarters in London hinted a new set of defense plans between Great Britain and France might result from the Belgian The foreign affairs commentator Pertinax writing in the newspaper Echo de declared material damage from possible Belgian re pudiation of existing accords can be limited if London and Paris The moral damage however is Pertinax asserted The rupture of Belgium witli French policy is a profound shock Peace treaties have scarcely any other Caveln Kills Worker ST PAUL worker was killed and two injured in a seww cavein TELLS NEWSMEN REPUBLICANS TO WIN CALIFORNIA Will Make Speeches in East After Trip to Los Angeles TOPEKA west coast dash to Los Angeles Tuesday was announced by Gov Alf M Lan don Friday in a surprise shift of strategy before winding up his presi dential campaign with a cross con tinent swing From Los Angeles the republican nominee said he would speed east ward for speeches in Oklahoma City Indianapolis Philadelphia Pitts burgh and New York Why are you going to Califor nia reporters asked as his special train neared Topeka after a mile lake states tour through Illi nois Indiana Michigan and Ohio Because were going to carry Landon replied smiling as he rested from strenuous campaigning which included dozens of rear platform appearances and three major speeches Greeted on Arrival Governor Landon arrived here at a m from his eight day lake states speaking tour A group of women bearing a Landon for President banner met the train singing to as the republicannominee stepped off and drove to the execu tive mansion The candidate sketched this itin erary for his final white house bid Leave Topeka Sunday Oct 18 speak in Los Angeles Tuesday Oct 20 remaining overnight speak in Oklahoma City at stUl to be fixedspeak in Indianapolis Oct 24 Philadelphia Oct 26 Pitts Oct 37 york Oct 28 for an address in Madison Square Garden the night of Thurs day Oct 29 homeward bound speak in St Louis Saturday Oct 31 Announcement Unexpected The governor made his announce ns unexpected as the word that he would go to a press conference aboard his train Reclining in the bedroom of hia private car Landon was asked What is your impression of the attitude of the lake states now I do not want to make any cam paign claims about particular be replied Leave those questions to John Just then an aide brought in a telegram and Landon reading it smiled and said heres your story Angeles on the twentieth The telegram National Chairman Hamilton said plans had been completed for the nominees closing campaign drive To Leave Sunday Landon added that he probably would leave Topeka Sunday night and not return to the Kansas capital before completion of the campaign He will vote at his home town Inde pendence Kans The governor declined to elaborate on hia statement concerning Cali fornia which has 22 electoral votes When reminded he just had said he didnt want to claim individual states Landonsreply was a grin Dr Francis E Townsend of Cali fornia leader of the a month old age pension movement recently stated he would vote for Landon be cause the name of Representative William Lemke union party presi dential candidate will not appear on the California ballots Few Platform Landon indicated the great dis tances between major speeches and the limited time remaining would preclude many rear platform ad dresses He closed his fourth major swing by telling Illinois farmers that Pres ident Roosevelts lip service to our system of free enterprise conflicted with utterances administration spokesmen who would make of con gress merelya body to ratify the ar bitrary actions of a one man super The president boasts that he has preserved our system of pri vate Landon said re ferring to his opponents Chicago speech Wednesday night Points to Recoverry He points to the recovery of the last three and onehalf years as justification of his policies which he do not threaten American form of government I look record what recovery weMiave has come since the supreme court gave the country real breathiiy from the presidents must lation based on doctrine of regimented businetw Industry agriculture These policies kept 20 on the relief rolls and 11 to the Jnlre of un employment This I remind you   

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