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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 5, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THt NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLIH FIVE CENTS A COP ASSOCIATED LEASED WlXB StfKVlCJU MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY NOVEMBER 5 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONB SECTION ONE NO 26 Easiness in Good Shape Why Doesnt Idle Xumber Drop in Proportion KRASCHEL LEADS BY VOTES B CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O Governj 12 c n t reports j show A ai en can o be in i good snap i ALL PRECINCTS EXCEPT ONE IN STATE INCLUOED G Majority in Iowa Senate House in Doubt DSS MOLXES Gov Nelson G Kraschels majority over State Senator George Wil son for the Iowa governorship was to votes Thursday on the basis of unofficial returns from of the states precincts The democratic state official lost several hundred votes in late re ported arid scattered returns and in a revision n Blackhavvk county Totals from the 2441 precincts gave Kraschel Wilson The unreported precinct was In a City i Johnson county where election officials were reported to Administration Drafts Program for Congress Faces Tell the Election Story WILSON TO CHECK DES MOINES A republican candidate said Thursday that he would make his own check of the bai g in the race for governor r all unofficial returns are tabulated and ihen issue a for mal statement SMILE OF Clyde L Herring smiles as he receives a favorable report from another county in his race for senator in which he defeated Senator L J Dickinson by more than votes i of Jur idle ackers worked continuously for more 10 hours over the ballots since tie polls closed Tuesday night Mav Strengthen Load Tarn Trtck si sung is Whether the Iowa City precinct would serve to strengthen Krasch i precarious lead or weaken it i remained problematical although the precincts already re ailci rsay turn tae ported had given Kraschel a ma xnty of votes The count in the reported precincts stood Kraschel Wilson Because of the closeness of the governors race a recount appeared likely One of the first duties of the legislature upon convening next January will be the official canvass of the vote for governor and ueu tenant governor Gov Clyde L Herring and Guy Gillette were out in front I n their bids fur the United States senate Herring had a lead of over hisrepublican opponent Senator L J Dickinson with precincts reported and Gillette democratic candidate led Berry F HaJdcn of Chariton by votes to be as Con were not 23 the boom fix in i TOO CLOSE FOR about Breiner asks Nelson G Kraschel democratic candidate for governor as lie gets returns in his nip and tuck race with George Wilson i of MlixT tTiar r the boom FASCISTS START BIG BATTLE FOR SPAINS CAPITAL Two Rebel Planes Shot Down in Sky Fight Above Madrid MADRID aerial and artillery bombardments shook the outskirts of Madrid Thursday as fascist insurgents started the de cisivebattle for the possession of the Spanish capital Two insurgent fighting ships which chased off a government bombing plane were shot down dur ing a spectacular sky battle over the eastern section of the city Thousands of Madrid residents watching the fight from rooftops shouted wildly at the socialist vic tory in the first air engagement over Madrid As the fascist combat planes dove into a squadron of government bombers pilots in the socialist ships opened fire and one of the insurgent craft burst into flames A second insurgent ship caught fire afew seconds later Crash to Earth Both fascist ships crashed to earth in a field north of Vellecas near the hamlet of Cristo de Ribas For the third successive day the wail or air raid sirens in the capi tal was almost ceaseless Punctu ated by the of artillery bombardments in suburban districts southwest of the the clamor sent residents scurrying to protec Roosevclt Lead Mounts President Roosevelts lead con tinued to mount as the count neared completion In precincts the president polled votes to for Gov Alf M Landon Congressman Edward C Eicher so badly I gained a lead in 239 out of 243 pre circulation cincts in the first district Thurs up day which assured the democratic i incumbent reelection over his rc publican opponent John N Calhoun cuuki not Eichers total vote with four pre an electric i tincts missing was to machine I for Calhoun which gave Eicher a v 01 other new Washington Iowa resident a he was enj 658 lead orreed into buy 1hrrr in Johnson plan Three of the precincts unrepnrtcd Didnt Take Long were in Johnson county which al it dlJ not take him Ion at this ready had given the democratic con tr have his whoincome tied pressman more than a major ce of un einpioyrjent despite aa apparent in business times i which or them nn in inatalment payments When we wanted to buy a much needed ol clothes what had he left over Well he could get that on the instalment plan too The other missing precinct was in Van Buren county where Cal houn led by 715 votes The eight other congressional po sitions were decided with each However a sysi major party gaining four positions has its limits I Republicans elected were John Tne boom exploded But today with business reviving attempt is being made to revive the boomtime system folk who are not actually on relief Instalment salesmen call at my houseevery day They may call on reliefers likewise for all I know This perhaps is the economists notion of renewed prosperity I hate to be a pessimist Park Superintendent at Burlington Dies BURLINGTON Edward A Niehaus superintendent o parks died suddenly of a heart attack at his home here Thursday The parks superintendent elected last spring for his third term is survived by his widow Prior to his election to the city council he was a deputy city assessor Boy 6 Hit by Car CLARINDA Snow 6 was in a critical condition in a hospital here after being struck by a car driven by Helen Hughes The boy suffered a fractured skull Gwynnc third district L lo y d Thurston fifth C C Dowell sixth and Fred C Gilchrist eighth Dem ocrats winning were William S Jacobsen second district Fred Bier mann fourth Otha D Wearin sev enth and Vincent Harrington ninth REPUBLICANS HOLD MARGIN IN SENATE Unofficial returns showed republi cans held a majority in the state senate With two contests unrcport cc they had 26 seats and crats 22 The last senate wag dem ocratic 2S to 22 In the house with 18 scats unre ported the republicans were ahead 46 to 14 The last house was demo cratic to 50 Boy 10 Dies After Car Strikes Bicycle DES MOINES e r r It t Dwigans 10 died of a fractured skull suffered when a car driven by Bernard Kean Des Moines struck his bicycle The accident occurred when the boy rode out of a drive v ay into the street HARD ON THE Wilson candidate listens at home to his political fortunes ebb and flow in his hard fought race for With one precinct still outhe trailed by votes in the unofficial count Iowa Daily Press association photo STROKE VICTIM Nora Springs Physician forj 40 Years to Be Buried on Saturday NORA SPRING E E Birney 82 who had been a prac ticing physician here for 40 years died at midnight Wednesday follow ing a stroke suffered Monday Funeral services will be held at oclock Saturday afternoon at the home here Burial will be in Park Dr Bimey came from a family of physicians His father was the first physician in Floyd county two brothers Dr C C and Dr V were also physicians Surviving is his wife An adopt ed son Robert Murphy Birney pre ceded him in death FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiiicss rising temperatures in east and south snouand colder in ex treme nest Thursday night Fri day unsettled with rain orsnow in xvest and north central portions warmer in extreme east portion and colder in northwest MINNESOTA Snow Thursday night and Friday rising tempera ture in extreme southeast Thurs day night colder in west portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at Soclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 43 Minimum in Night 24 At 8 A M Thursday 27 One of the fascist pilots escaped from hiaplunging plane and landed in a tree some distance from where the ship fell He was sent to a hos pital with a broken leg The second insurgent fighting ship was reported to haveburned with all its crew aboard Lay Down Barrage Fascist artillery laid down a barrage on government field head quarters a few miles south of Cerro de Los Angeles famous landmark approximately 10 miles south of the city Squadrons of government bomb ing planes released a prolonged rain j of high explosive bombs over Alcor con county west of Madrid Fleets of insurgent fighting ships dipped low over highways on the capitals outskirts machinegunning government reinforcements on their way to the front Getafe in Ruins From the thirteenth floor of the Madrid telephone building the smouldering ruins of Getafe eight miles south of the city could be seen The bursting of insurgent shells near Carabanchel at p m showed the fascist artillery al most vithin range of the capital Scores of suburban residents were being hastily evacuated from the danger zone and brought to the center of the city Unocccupied houses and basements of large apartment houses were converted into huge dormitories Many wo men wilii children in their arms took shelter in subways Business houses in Madrid hastily placed heavy drapes over plate glass to prevent from the jarring of the suburban bom bardment Injured Pilot Italian Government commanders ex pressed confidence their recently strengthened air force could hold its own in combat with insurgent fighting squadrons Official sources asserted the in jured fascist pilot who was sent to a hospital was an Italian and claim ed the insurgent plane which was destroyed by fire to be of German manufacture manned by Germans The war ministry ordered mobili i ation of all men left in the capital between 20 and 45 years ofage Of ficials said men volunteered for a suicide squadron which was hastily organized Smith and Smith m Tie for Coroner of Black Hawk County WATERLOO OP Smith and Smith were tied for Black Hawk coroner Thursday on the unofficial returns from Tuesdays election Dn Sidney Smith republican incum and Dr Eugene Smith demo crat eachreceived votes the returns showed If the returns are unchanged after the official canvass by the supervisors a recount is probable 18 Huskers Compete in State Derby NEWHALL W A shotgun blast fired by State Agriculture Secretary Ray Murray sent IS cornhttekers down the rows of a muddy cornfield on the Herald Gro vert farm near here Thursday in quest of the state cornhusking championship A cheer rose from the crowd es timated at more than by Ar thur T Thompson manager of the contest for Wallaces Farmer and Iowahomestead as the contestants started whipping golden ears of corn against the bangboards with one hand while the other reached for the next ears Each huskers wagon was pulled by a chugging tractor but nearby stood a yoke of oxen ready to puU out the tractors should they mire down in the muddy field Sun Shines Brightly The sun shone down brightly and the weather warmer up with every passing minute Huskers and most of the spectators at the corn belts own peculiar sport wore overshoes or boots Many women were scattered through the crowd which slipped and sloshed about as the farmstead grew mushy muddy Unlike last years state and na tional champion Elmer Carlson of Audubon who stripped to the waist j like a Tarzan while he husked corn this yearns crop of shuckers all wore shirts They sought the 4100 first prize and the right to representIowa in the national husking contest near Columbus Ohio Nov TO Three Old Three of the contestants in this Sun winner of the 1934 state title and one of the cleanestbuskers ever to compete Clyde Tague of Bettendbff 1929 and 1930 state champ was back in the attempt to make it three times Elke H of GrundyCen ter last years runnerupand fifth place winner in the national meet also was picking in an effort to take first Carl Carlson of Audubon last years national titleholders brother also was out to duplicate the feat of Elmer Larson of Kanawhn Others competing for the corn husking crown were V B Henchal of Radcliffe Mar tin Middlekoop of Melbourne Ralph Robinson of Blairstown Warren Claney of Clarence Leo Kremer of Surnner Chris Griem of Marion Henry Schafbuch of Ladora Leland Clement of Newton Harold Larson of Kanawha Arthur Schuessler of Lone Tree John Middlekoop of Leighton Joe Metille of Algona Tony Polich of Waterloo and John P Mattensen of Anamosa Parking space was arranged for cars G 0 P OFFICES NEARLY EMPTY Handful of Executives and Employes Remains to Wind Up Affairs CHICAGO national campaign headquarters of the re publican party was a place of empty corridors and silent typewriters Thursday In contrast to the last minute bustle of election day when hun dreds of persons milled through the halls and sunflowers blossomed everywhere the Michigan avenue building containing the divisions of the national committee was almost deserted A handful of executives and em ployes remained to wind up the af fairs of one of the hardest and most in party history F H Pearson personnel director said figures were not available to show how many employes were still on the staff which at one time ex ceeded 700 He said he would not know immediately whether a skele ton organization would be retained in Hope to Save Only Quadruplet Survivor lusty cry of Lee EarlBridges two i days old gave doctors hope Thursday they might save the only living member of Missouri quad ruplets LOOK INSIDE FOR JAMES RAE School Children of Iowa Given Holiday ON PAGE 2 Howard Treasurer Wins By Margin of 7 Votes ON PAGE 6 Trojans Claim State Crown With Last Win ON PAGE 13 GERMANY GIVEN NEW PENAL CODE Penztlty for Kidnaping BERLIN A drastic sweep ing code for nazi Germany was dis closed to the press for the first time Thursday by Minister of Jus tice Franz Guertner and other nazi legal experts Notable features are 1 The death penalty for murder and extortionary kidnaping 2 Prison sentences for publicly inciting the limitation of the num ber of offspring cornering the market making insulting remarks about Adolf Hitler 3 Monetary fines or jail sen tences foi resurrecting the pasts of persons who have since proved worthy citizens causing or ordering strikes or lockouts and disclosing industrial secretsto foreign coun tries Spirit of Code Tne spirit of the code is summed up in its preface which says in tiart The healthy feeling of the peo ple for right and wrong determines the content and application of the penal code Atonement for wrong the pro tection of our people as a whole xxx determine its meaning1 and purpose Its task is to safeguard honor and fidelity race heredity defen sive powers of labor discipline and order Its motto is the common weal takes precedence over private ad Thenew code is based on the nazi principle that protection of the na thanprotection of the is the paramount con sideration in jurisprudence Besides punishing murder and manslaughter strictly the new code even makes the acquisition of in struments for killing punishable if intent to kill can be proved Attempts at suicide however will go unpunished Anyone speaking contemptuously of marriage or motherhood in public will be penalized Abortion is considered a crime Much space in the code is de voted to two phases First the pro tection of labor and industry and second tfie protection of German honor both indtviatial and national Result in Scarcity Generally speaking anything cal culatedto interfere with the na tions will or capacity to work is punishable This includes among other things the squanderingof supplies or ma terials because nazi said such acts might result in scarcity which would lead to the laying off of workers or shutting down at plants Personal honor is safeguardedto the extentthat insults delivered with no third party present will be punished The act of speaking disrespect fully of war deeds of the German i army likewise will be penalized 75 II S SENATE SEATS ARE HELD BY DEMOCRATS At Least 333 Members of House Claimed by Majority Party By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Hanging up unprecedented totals all along the line late tabulations from Tuesdays tremendous election sweep today boosted President Roosevelts popular plurality toward and assured 75 democrat ic seats in the senate and at least 333 in the house In the light huge totals members of the Roosevelt adminis tration settled quickly to planning the future course of the new deal The record shattering democratic congressional majorities were illus trated by comparison with those of the last congress There were 69 democrats in the last senate as against a coming Only 49 votes are required for a majority In the house 321 democrats crowded the chamber as against the 333 already assured of seats and with two contests still in doubt A majority is 218 The heavy lead enjoyed by Gov Clyde L Herring of Iowa over Sen ator Dickinson republican and the advantage by Guy Gillette over Berry Halden republican for Iowas two senate their a senate lineup that will read as follows Democrats farmer labor 2 pfogressives 1 and one independent Total votes cast had already set an all tiffle record reaching 035 with voting districts Still to tie heard from Of the total Roosevelt had and Alf M Landon Early Dajs As for electoral votes there has been no such lopsided victory since the early days of the republic when George Washington got the full electoral vote of every state voting and James Monroe got all except one vote The returns Thursday seemed to clinch the indications of Wednesday that the score would read Roosevelt 523 Landon 8 when congress goea through the formality of counting the votesinJanuary Landon still had only Maine and Vermont Among the senators who will swell the democratic majority are six who wrested seats from republi cans They are James H Hughes of Delaware Prentiss Brown of Michi gan William H Smathers of New Jersey Theodore Francis Green of Rhode Island H R Schwarts of Wyoming and Clyde LHerring of Iowa One satisfication for the minority was the victory of Henry Cabot Lodge who beatGov James M Curley democrat for a senate seat from Massachusetts McNary of Oregon republican won after a race that was in doubt for a time Fourth Successive Win The democratic congressional vic tory the fourth successive one at the virtually had wiped out the last traces of the famous sena torial old guard which once dom inated the senatechamber under the chieftainship of such men as Watson Reed and Smoot Moreover Tuesdays election made certain that unless the solid south breaks up or a reformation of party lines occurs the democrats will have control of the senate through out President Roosevelts second term and probably until 1943 The size of the democratic ma jorities raised problems for leaders who will have totry to weld them into an efficient legislative machine Past experience has taught that large majorities are prone to split into factions and blocs As the tally which stake in Tuesdays denjq cratic candidates had captured 2JJ and were battling hard for two if the three chairs still in d5ubt Re publicans had takgn onlythrea Jn North Dakota Gov Walter ford republican trailed slightly be hind William Langer independent Gov Philip LaPoliette progres sive won decisively ia Wisconsin and Elmer Benson farmerlabor in Minnesota f from the party stand ard downv period of relaxation from the strenuous cam paign President Roosevelt expressed appreciationfor an avalanche of congratulations he received Gover nor who exetunged courteous greetings with President   

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