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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 FIVE CENiS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WUta SJ2KV1UJS MASON CITYI IOWA TUESDAY NOVEMBER 171936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 36 NorthSouth Row Is Seen Northern Western Democrats Want House Posts FORMER MB A OFFICIALS GUILTY By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON between the south the north and the west is a probabil ity when the na tional adminis tration and con gress begin to reorganize them selves early in 1937 The south with much justi fication always has considered it self the demo cratic partys backbone since the war of seces sion When democracy has won Dixie invariably has insisted that it prin cipally was responsible for it and has demanded a preponderant share of the emoluments accordingly Its title to them largely has been recognized heretofore but now there is some northern and western disposition to question at least their proportions A Rovv in House A row will break ir connection with the organization of the house of representatives The senate does not signify The presiding officer there is specified automatically Vice President John N Garner a Texas southern er Nobody disputes that though it is complained that Texas is overly represented on capitol hill and in executive counsels Nor is it disputed that William B Bankhead of Alabama is en titled to the house speakership He is another southerner Neverthe less he gravitated toward the speakership by right of seniority of which the house is very respect ful However BankheadE health is extremely poor he may not be able to hold the speakership long If not the south wants to suc ceed him Contrariwise northern andwest ern statesmanship think that they should do so South Holds Posts In the senate and house alike there is northern and western dis gruntlement because southern senators and epresentatives are at the head of most of the important committees These chairmanships are highly prized and really do have much importance Almost invariably they are awarded on a seniority basis Now the north and wesi have at present many more democratic senators and representatives than the south but the southerners with few exceptions are seniors Thus the senior southern tail vags the northern and western ma jority but junior do FIVE CONVICTED OF FRAUDULENT USEOFTHEMAILS Get 2 Years in Prison Fines File Appeal Notice FORT DODGE Albert Hass Mason City former president of the Modern Brotherhood of America three former directors of the so ciety and a Chicago insurance brok er were convictea In the federal court here Tuesday of using the mails to defraud in obtaining a 5300000 secret commission for ar ranging the merger of tie brother hood with the Independent Order of Foresters of Toronto Ont Each of the five defendants who besides Mr Hass included Frank C Parnell Boscobel Wis Willard Knight Battle Creek Mich and Dr W Pingree Custris Chicago former directors of the brotherhood and Clarence A Parks Chicago in surance broker was sentenced by Judge George C Scott of the United States district court to two years and to pay a fine of Guilty on All Counts The jury which received the case at oclock Monday afternoon found the five defendants guilty of all six counts in the indictment against them in returning a verdict shortly before noon Tuesday The judge sentenced the five de fendants to two years on each of the six charges against them but stated the sentences would run concurrently The sentences are to be served at the Leavenworth fed eral prison filed that they will appeal fom the verdict arid will post appeal bonds immedi ately The first five counts of the in dictment were based on the notice sent out to a meeting at which the merger was approved and the sixth ount was the scheme itself Dunn Heads Prosecution Jn getting a conviction in this ase E G Dunn Mason City Unit id States district attorney con inues to maintain a record of con ictions in every criminal matter brought to trial during his term of office Assisting Mr Dunn in the prose ution of the case were Special As sistant Attorney General Walter F rlopkins Washington D C and Assistant United States District Armour Head Hints Expansion of Decker Plant Found Guilty ALBERT HASS SPANISH WAR IN DECISIVE STAGE Fascist Attackers Madrid Defenders in Fierce v Battle for City By H E KNOBLAUCH MADRID Fascist attackers and the government defenders of Madrid threw the full strength of their air force tank corps and ar tillery into a ferocious battle for the possession of the capital Tuesday Four months old Wednesday the Spanish civil war appeared in its decisive stage thunder of artillery boomed l Ottumwa Policeman Suspended 60 Days OTTUMWA Ben nettpolice sergeant was suspended from the police department for 60 days when he pleaded guilty to a charge of insubordination before a civil service commission Bennett has been a member of the police staff for 12 years Is Your Name There If you are going to benefit by the new social security law you may have to act quickly to get your name On the list Has your state taken the neces sary steps to make sure that you for future benefits Do you know the address of the proper official to whom you should write for blanks and instructions about filling them out What will be done with the one per cent that will be taken out of your pay envelope next January There are a lot of points to this great scheme of Uncle Sams that you ought to know Write today for a package of in formative material Inclose a nickel to cover cost and handling and post age The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C I inclose herewith 5 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of tha booklet The Social Security Act Name Street City State Mail to Washington D C Attorneys Walter Hutchinson Ce dar Rapids and William B Dan orth Mason City Attorneys for the defendants wereF F Faville Sioux City R Cook Davenport and Arthur F Mullen Omaha Trial Lasted The trial of the case opened a week ago Monday Judge Scott de nied a defense motion for a directed verdict of acquittal Less than a half dozen witnesses were used by the defense which concluded the presentation of tes timony Monday morning Among the defense witnesses were Rav Yenter of Des Moines and E W Clark of Mason City former Iowa insurance commis sioners Yenter testified the con dition of the Modern Brotherhood of America was unsatisfactory before the merger and Clark told of his approval of the consolida tion Served Notice Records in the office of the Webster county sheriff Monday revealed that the five defendants in the mail fraud case were served notice in Fort Dodge a few days ago of a civil suit filed in Scott county district court at Davenport by three former mem bers of the M B A to obtain judgment for the amount of the merger commission and other funds paid to the defendants after the consolidation The plaintiffs are Spencer G Prink Robert H France and Wil liam G Hakemson Scott county residents Clark Is Defendant Defendants in addition to Hass and his associates include E W Clark Mason City former Iowa insurance commissioner Frank E Hand who was head of the Inde pendent Order of Foresters at the time of the merger A L Sherin Mason City former secretary of the M B A who was a govern ment witness in the mail fraud trial last week and James A Hanley of Davenport and Escar Floyd of Dallas Tex former M B A vice presidents who were also summoned as government wit nesses H M Havner former attorney general of Iowa one of the attor neys for the plaintiffs came here from Des Moines to direct service ma chine gun fire filleiJ the center of the city as the government militia men whipped to a feverish fighting rage hurled themselves against in surgent armies filtering across the Manzanares river and into Madrid proper Turn Guns on Moors They turned close range artillery fire on the Moors and foreign le gionnaires who held doggedly to their battlewon positions in Uni versity City inside the northwest ern limits of Madrid In successive waves fascist fight ing planes droned over the center of the capital spillingbombs and kill ing and wounding an unestimated number of persons University City once called the most uptodate scholastic group in Europe was the bloodiest battle ground Its buildings many of which just had been completed became im provised fortresses its campus a no mans land Shake Loop Section At frequent intervals the thun derous roar of high explosives shook the capitals loop section Windows fell with a clatter into the streets Civilians huddled in cel lars and subway stations Some of the bombs dropped In two morning aerial raids and some of the shells which cleared the citys barricades fell close to their shel ters During the second raid a bomb burst a few feet from the famous Prado gallery tearing a 30 foot hole in the pavement and breaking the windows of the edifice Sprayed With Shrapnel Persons walking in the Hortaleza I street in the center of Madrid were I sprayed with shrapnel Commanders directing the city edge battle expressed confidence their new lines would hold Thfjy urged the city to remain calm and assured its civilians and fascists soon would be forced out of gun range NORTH AND EAST IOWA FARMERS TO GET PROFITS Ames Economists Look for Higher Prices in Winter Ahead AMES State college extension economists in announcing the 1937 Iowa farm outlook de clared Tuesday northern and east ern Iowa farmers stand to capital ize on higher prices with their near normal crops The economists who adapted the national farm outlook in light of Iowas prospects for the coming year said Iowa is encouraged by the fact domestic demand for agri cultural products is expected to continue stronger The business outlook they point ed out is good with a 5 to 10 per cent increase in industrial activity anticipated This increase they add ed can be expected to reflect itself in further consumer demand for farm products Foreign Demand Low Foreign demand the econo mists report stated shows little promise Greatly reduced supplies higher domestic prices and contin ued hightrade barriers all indicate 1937 agricultural exports will be of little consequence While farmers in the favored crop sections of the state this year will benefit jCarm jnc the report southern and western portions of the state who have little If any salable produce will be handicapped by the rising price level After a thorough analysis of the hog situation the economists de clared hog prices are expected to average as high during the current marketing year Oct 1 to Sept 20 1937 as they did in the 193536 marketing year Prices to Be Higher Prices will probably be higher they noted during the last half of the marketing year and farrowings will be smaller than those of 1936 Hog production though retarded by the drought has been on the comeback from the low point of 193435 and marketings during the coming year probably will be at least five million head more tnan during last year the report stated Indications are the increase in marketings will be offset largely by increasing consumer demand and that the average of hog prices for the year ending Sept 30 1937 will not differ greatly from the previous marketing year To Reduce Slaughter In view of the heavy liquidation now taking place hog slaughter is expected to be materially reduced after the beginning of next year Hog prices likely will advance rath er sharply from January through March And marketings of butcher pigs during the late spring and summer likely will be relatively small uKKiy wui UK JCKHICJJ iviayer acuaioengaged m a K viewof the reduced fall pig crop Versy over her future services f hlO irOOT T Il f4f this year If 1937 corn prospects are favor Is a largerthanusual proportion sows will be heldover for breed of the original notices on the fcndants de FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday somewhat colder Tuesday night and in southeast and extreme east portions Wed nesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday colder Tuesday night much colfl er in east portion rising tempera ture in northwest portion Wednes day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending it 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 30 Minimum In Night 25 At 8 A M Tuesday 35 North Iowahas been gettingits choicest October weather in No vember Monday was a case in point and Tuesday showed every indica tion of being another sows w e moon pcure ing ani the number marketed next me errifiCi summer will be Smaller dVaTitir T rtnrifthi iJlliilCi win VjIgttllLH JL UUI1 A further advance in hog prices word yery h at that time seems probable with r J the highest level for the current marketing year expected during late summer or early fall Favorable Price Level The economists said Iowa farm ers as a whole enter 1937 following a favorable season so far as the general price level is concerned For the first time since 1919 they pointed out the average level of prices which they paid and the so called farm goal was reached during 1936 Total cash income of Iowa farm ers in 1936 the economists said promises to be well above the 400 milliondollar markand the highest since 1930 FOR rm furn ajt pri bath elec refrig heat lights gas garage 40 Adults 317 7 N W GlobeGazette WantAds BRING RESULTS To rent your or room or to sellmost JUST PHONE 3800 NotedSinger Critically III Transfusions HOLLYWOOD Er nestine SchumannHeink whose heart matched her voice in great ness was critically ill Tuesday The noted contralto 75 her last birthday is suf fering at her Hollywood home from a blood ail ment It recur red Sa t u r d a y with hemor rhages of the throat and lungs Immediate trans fusions were neces sary Dr Samuel Al t e r said to save her life Her condition is still serious we are watching her carefully the phy sician added She has rallied since the transfusions A similar attack occurred when the beloved singer returned from a summer vacation in Wisconsin After two blood transfusions she seemed to be on the way to recov ery Delayed Moving Picture Madame SchumannHeinks deli cate health this fall delayed the start of a motion picture starring py As she cut a cake with 75 candles on it last June 15 surrounded by children and grandchildren she gayly predicted now it seems my life is just beginning One of her last public appear ances as a singer was at the San Diego exposition on July 21 1935 designated as SchumannHeink day She sang The Star Spangled Ban ner to thousands At17 tbis daughter of an Aus trian army officer became the prin cipal contralto of the Dresden court operaHer first role was Azucena in H Trovatore Her success was assured Married Three Times Berlin Bayreuth and the Metro politan in New York heard her voice She toured widely She was married three times In the World war she mothered my them soldier of as if they had been her own NOSE COUNT OF UNEMPLOYED IN FEDERAL PLANS Self Registration F R Plan Farm Tenancy Study Begun of federal relief and a systematic nose of the unemployed through self registration were dis closed Tuesday as being included in the governments future relief pro gram President Roosevelt told newsmen he was considering the unemploy ment registration at the same time Harry L Hopkins was appearing before the United States conference of mayors to assure them federal relief would not be liquidated Hopkins statement made ex temporaneously to the gathering be fore he started his prepared ad dress was interpreted by some as an answer to a statement by James A Farley in London suggesting that the relief program shortly would be cleaned up Is National Problem Unemployment is a national problem Hopkins said and the relief of the unemployed is a nation al problem This administration intends to deal with relief on the basis deter mined by actual needIt intends to cooperate with cities and counties the and the fir I want to tell you here and now that thefederal government has no intention of turning the relief prob lem back to the local units and has no intention whatever of liquidat ing its jelief program Mayor Ed Kelly of Chicago in introducing Hopkins said he believ ed the work relief program for the remainder of the fiscal year would necessitate congress appropriating Calls Estimate Low I believe Mayor LaGuardias es timate Monday of is too low he said and that we shall need nearer for the relief work we have found so necessary in our cities At the white house Mr Roosevelt estimated the self registration method of counting the unemployed would cost only about 10 per cent of doortodoor method of canvass ing ment should select June 15 her oirthday to deliver the bonus check last summer singing instructor in a Pickford Lasky movie Heres to Romance Nino Martini was the star But it was Madame SchumannHeink who created the sensation when the picture was released Producer Jesse Lasky and MetroGoldwyn Mayer Studio engaged in a contro n iney nau ueen uer uwu He said the self registration an sons She took it as a personal comEnglish method also would be re pliment that the federal governquired before persons could get on reiief but that the number of re imployed would have to be deter mined by the present methods used auuiLiiei ixHiieu j In 1935 her long career consid by employing companies ered virtually at an end the beloved Asked to comment on Farleys Irand Dame took a small bit as a statement the chief executive said jje like to see Farleys actual Doesnt Like It is very hat Gigantic she said at motion picture men guarreiing among who call i dont think l like that She said it was a great shock when she saw her image on the didnt know I was so homely But Iam sure I could play com edy if they would let me for I think I have suffered a little Two sons died in the World war She is a widow BENDIX WORKERS ARE LOCKED OUT Company Accuses A F of L of Attempt to Unionize Entire Force SOUTH BEND Ind ing theAmerican Federation of La bor wasmaking an attempt to unionize the entire working force of the Bendix Products corporation in South Bend JP Mahoney vice president and works manager dis missed more than 4000 employes from work Tuesday The dismissal of the workers fol lowed a morning of negotiations be tween union members and officials of the Bendix organization It was the first lockout ever put into effect in South Bend words before doing so To Study Farm Tenancy At his press conference the presi dent also announced appointment of a large committee of farm leaders editors and others to study and re port by February 1 on the most promising ways of alleviating the shortcomings of the farm tenancy system Secretary Wallace heads the committee The president made known the un employment plans before leaving Tuesdaynight for Buenos Aires where he will address the opening session Dec 1 of the InterAmerican peace conference Asked to comment on the propos al of Honkins that such a census be taken the president said the sub ject wag being studied and undoubt edly something would come out of L C Gray assistant resettlement administrator was designated exec utive secretary and technical direc tor of the committee to study farm tenancy Letter to Wallace In a letter to Secretary Wallace the president cited what he called a continued increase in farm tenancy in the last 50 years as significant evidence that we have fallen far short of achieving the traditional American ideal of owner operated farms The number of tenant farmers he said had increased steadily since 1880 and added this growth had been frequently associated with soil depletion and declining living standards The special committee working under the general auspices of the national resources committee was given the task of developinga land tenure system which would bring an increased measure of security op portunity and wellbeing to farm tenants The committee wag urged to con LOOK INSIDE FOR ANTOINETTE TERITILH Girls Slayer Unmoved by Threat of Lynching ON PAGE 2 Another Story About Social Security Act ON PAGE 8 Hidden Replacement Taxes Are Attacked ON PAGE 16 Y Cage Loop Seeking One More Local Five ONPAGES IOWA DENTAL AD LAW SUSTAINED State Supreme Court Rules Against Craven on Its Constitutionality DES MOINES JP The Iowa supreme court upheld Tuesday con stitutionality of the dental advertis ing law passed by the last session of the legislature The law limits the advertising of dentists to a small professional card in newspapers and to street signs displaying only the dentists name profession office hours and tele phone number J G Craven operator of dental plate shops in Des Moines Sioux City Marshalltown Mason City and Cedar Rapids had claimed the law violated both state and federal con stitutions In upholding the law the supreme court denied his appeal from a Polk countydistrict court decision which refused him an injunction prevent ing enforcement of the act Craven contended the measure was an illegal restraint of freedom of speech an invalid and arbitrary exercise of the states police powers He also claimed the law deprived dentists of property without due process that it was classlegisla tion and that the legislature did not have authority powers onthe state dental examin ing board When the legislature speaks through a valid exerciseof the po lice power the supreme court said it is the voice of the people speak ing in defense or preservation of its own well being And while under the Iowa statutes the limitations on adver tising are rigid they are not too rigid when the purpose or aim of the law is considered We think the law bears a fair relation to matters of public health suitleaders in state and national affairs including Senator Bank headCDAla andChairman Jones DTex of the house agriculture committee who have been active in pressing farm tenant legislation Besides Wallace and Gray the committee includes A GBlack chief bureau of agricultural eco nomics department of agriculture D C Gentry manager Sinissippi farms Oregon 111 Edward F Mc Grady assistant secretary of iabor W I Myers governor farm credit administration Edward A ONeal president American Farm Bureau federation Miss Ruth Suckow Mrs Ferner Nuhn Cedar Falls Iowa Louis J Taber master National Grange R G Tugwell resettlement administrator Fred Wallace Kear ney Nebr farmer W W Way mack associate editor DesMoines Register and Tribune and M L Wilson assistant secretary of agri culture CABELL SPEAKS TO NEARLY 300 AT DINNER HERE Says Firm Awaits Return of Livestock Supplies to Normal The probabilityof adding to the facilities of the Jacob E Decker and Sons plant and enlarging the force of employes when livestock supplies again become normal was voiced by Robert HCabell president of Ar mour and company at a Chamber of Commerce dinner attended by nearly 300 persons at the Hotel Hanford Mondayevening1 The Armour and company head pointed out that the broader pro curement facilities of his concern had contributed to increased opera tions at the local plant the past year and that the Keeker establish ment is now processing a larger portion of its output than previous ly The dinner at which Mr Cabell and eight other officials of Armour and company were guests was the concluding event of a day in Mason City for the packing house execu tives who inspected the Decker plant conferred with department heads met the company employes and were entertainedat the homes of Fred Duffield general manager of Jacob E Decker and Sons and Hanford MacNider Should Be Fraud AMason Cityshoulclbei aai no doubt Is proud oftheTDecker pack ing company Mr Cabell stated in his address upon being introduced by Willis G C Bagley president of the Chamber of Commerce It is a most valuable addition to the Ar mour organization We have faith in its future and the future of this community Naming Mr Duffield and Jay Decker Mr Cabell declared that one of the most valuable of the Decker assets that we took over was the management which has proved itself capable andefficient We are very happy to have in control of our interests here the men who have been the principal factort in the development of the Decker company We know them as broad minded tolerant tactful and capable and through their good of fices the entire Decker organization has become part and parcel of the Armour organization without fric tion We are proud to have these Mason City men join the Armour company In doing this they are not sacrificing in any way their inter ests in Mason affairs because they will not be good Armour men if they are not good citizens of Ma son City Didnt Shut Down As most of you may know tha meat packing industry was one of the few that did not shut down or substantially reduce operations dur ing the late depression and this is one of the reasons why a packing house ample in proportions and competently conducted is a most valuable asset to any comnranity It offers a continuous cash market for livestock and ic gives steady em ployment at very good wages and you will as a body be interested to know that at the present time we are paying an alltime high scale of wages to packing house employes In its first year under the Ar mour banner the Decker plant showed a substantial increase in volume over the previous year For example it handled 640000 hogs as against 518000 in 1935 About 5000 more cattle were killed 10000 more sheep and 8000 more calves Supply Increased The larger figures in 1936 were due partly to a general increase in supply but partly also to the broader procurement of the Armour organization May I point out in this connec tion the advantages which accrue to the farmersfrom a packer pro curement plan which includes direct buying at numerous stationsscat tered over the state These Buying stations give farmers considerable leeway in selling their hogs Every farmer has from half a dozen to a score of prospective buyers practi cally at his front gate The radio the telephone and the market pa pers enable a close check up onjthe fairness of the prices offered and opportunity is everpresent to ship to the great terminal markets if the local bids are not satisfactory There is an element whicbob jects to direct ment which would close up theselo cal buying agencies Thia would be a regrettable backward step Farm ers should not be restrained from selling how when and where they   

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