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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - November 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLIU FIVE CENTSA COPI LlTCD PRESS UEASED WiKlc 3JLKV1CJ MASON CITY IOWA i 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION OKfc NO 37 Worry Over Losing Jobs Uncle Sams Payroll May Be Cut Down Before Long By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Fore casts of a gov ernment r e o r ganization cal culated material ly to reduce the number of work ers on Uncle S a ms payroll are disturbing to Washington It is to be con sidered that ap proximately one third of the cap itals population exceeding half a million is depen dent upon salar ies drawn from the federal treasury Not that 30 per cent of Washingtons inhabi tants draw these salaries directly The total is inclusive of the mem bers of families of those who do But Uncle Samuel does support approximately that proportion of the residents of the District of Co lumbia And of course local buisness is supported largely by the spending of these folk One Industry Nowhere else in the country is there a more conspicuous example of a one industry Naturally when there is talk of a drastic cut in that one industrys personnel the entire city is hot and bothered Businessmen are not so much perturbed to be sure They have been here long enough to know that however much govern mental economies may be pre dicted they never are effected anyway they never have been However the workers are worried Any man and his family are wor ried when the job of the head of the household is threatened wheth er the threat is seriously made or not Government employes on a civil service merit basis have a certain amount of protection and are not go badly upset as politicalappoint ees in emergency created Ways to Get Rid Still there are ways of getting rid ofthe civil servants even Besides the workers with no protection at all are quite an army in numerical And they have political strength too It Isnt fluite correct either to say that a political appointee is less formidably intrenched than an ap pointee under the merit system The merit appointee perhaps has been here a long time has outlived his political influence if he ever had any in his home community And demerits e a si 1 y can be chalked up against him to elim inate him with no influence to fall back on Presumably he has a civil servants federation to appeal to but his federations voice is a doubtful one against a national ad ministrations Appointee Pretty Secure A political appointee on the other hand is pretty secure merits or demerits unless he does some thing perfectly while political influence lasts Maybe indeed his job actually is abolished well he gets something else Elected governmentalists more over do not like to have political appointive jobs abolished They never have overly approved of the merit system A merit appointee always has felt that he won his position by his own right Favoritism may have had something to do with his victory in the first place but he dees not realize it or forgets it as time goes on A political appointee is aware as to whom he is obligated Political System Preferred therefore thereare exceptions among senators and prefers the politi cal system It recognizes the desirability of executive consolidation A committee under the chair manship of Senator Harry F Byrd of Virginia is at work to that end But it may not report at the next congressional session it is stated it does not want to make a half baked Senator Byrd deep ly resents the suggestion that any thing except simplification is the purpose of his committee I have it over his own signature that every effort will be made to bring in a report to be of some val ue and not add to the complications that already But a report some time In the future If I were a government worker I wouldnt begin to worry immedi ately Starts Out Matching Pennies Loses DES MOINES Wal lace Jamestown N reported to police that he had been robbed of by two men who first attempt ed to entice him into matching pen nies TUGWELL QUITS NEW DEAL POSTS Italy and SEIZED WHEN HE PLACES HAND ON EDWARDS ARM Veteran Says He Wanted to Chat With King About War BOVERTON Wales King Edwards aiert bodyguard Wednes day seized and hustled away a mid dle aged former soldier who placed a hand on the monarchs arm in the course of his trip to the Welsh min ing areas The old soldier apparently wanted to talk to the king about his war time experiences in France the royal bodyguard keyed to extreme watchfulness since the Constitution hill parade of last July when a man threw a load ed pistol at the feet of Edwards horse rushed the man away Breaks Through Banks The king just had finished in specting a Welsh farm when the veteran named Thompson broke through the ranks of onlookers standing before a new row of cot tages and touched Edwards arm Several in the crowd shouted an grily Plainclothesmen seized Thompson and hustled him out of The king seemingly unperturbed continued his tour of inspection of the povertystricken areas Hoped for Thompson explained Ionly wanted to remind his majesty that Thousands Stream Out of Subways in Madrid After Night of Terror was amemberof his first guard of I was hoping to have a chat with him about it I am sure he would be The officers then released Thomp son who rejoined the crowd cheer ign the king King Edward accompanied by Minister of Labor Ernest Brown and Sir Kingsley Wood minister of health came to Wales this morning from London Woman 75 Collapses While he drove through the town of Dinas in this landof silent coal pits and brave efforts for recon struction a 75 year old woman Mrs E Jones collapsed from the excite ment and died With his party he partook of a luncheon of sandwiches at Pcntre bach after passing through Hafod where a few men held aloft a board emblazoned in crude letters with the words Means us our noble The controversial means test is that which is applied to the quali fications of dole APPEAL BONDS NOT YET POSTED M B A Officials Said They Would Appeal Conviction of Mail Fraud FORT DODGE appea bonds had been filed so far Wed nesday by the five defendants found guilty of using the mails defraud by a jury in federal court here Tuesday although they announced immediately following their convic tion that they would appeal The five four former officialsof the Modern Brotherhood of Amer ica and a Chicago insurance broker were convicted of using the mails to defraud in connection with the merger of the Modern Brotherhood of America with the Independent order of Foresters of Toronto The government accused them of taking a secret commission for ar ranging the consolidation The five are Albert Hass of Ma son City Dr W Pingree Curtis of Chicago Frank Parnell of Boscobel and Willard Knight of Battle Creek former M B A officials and Clarence Parks of Chicago in surance broker The five are in custody of Unit ed States Marshal Frank Thiede and are being kept under guard in a local hotel MADRID thousands streamed out of Madrids packed subway stations a night of terror to viewthe black ened skeletons of buildings and great shell and bomb craters heart of the capital A nightmare of bombardment and great fires which found white faced Madrilenos packed four deep in the underground city took many lives and caused incalculable property damage gave way to bright sun shine and a lull in the battle for the Spanish capital One early morning air raid was directed at the Ventas workers sec tion and the vicinity of the Toledo bridge but big guns of fascist in vaders limited themselves to occa sional shots along the southern and western front Fighting Dies Down Buildingtobuilding fighting in the university city the no mans land within the northwestern limits of Madrid subsided into sporadic exchanges of rifle and rnachine gun fire streets of Madrid teemed with the subway crowds going about their business Shaken by yesterdays terrific at tack but still confident of victory socialist militia manned tiebarri cades and poured machine gun and rifle insurgents the university city The most experienced soldiers were thrown as shock troops against the fascist army while the militia with little experience under fire were stationed in the secondary lines of defense lief as the morning passed in rela tive quiet with only a single air raid There was little artillery fire from either side A fascist tank was reportedcap tured last night and the insurgent airport at Avila was twice bomoed by socialist planes From the extensive fascist use of artillery and aviation during the 14 day siege of the capital mili tary observers deduced that the enemy was unwilling to risk the loss of men by infantry assault Impartial military observers while admittingthe majority of enemy tactics showed sound mili tary judgment pointed out that some of the fascist moves left in a highly vulnerable position They said government forces at Aranjuez and El Escorial could deliver crushing flank blows if the Grocery Store Bandit DES MOINES said Wednesday that they believed the lone bandit who robbed a grocery store of in the residence district here Tuesday night may be the sameman who has twice held up a drug store in the same neighbor hood within the last two weeks LOOK INSIDE FOR CHARLES M DUTCHEIt Body of Noted Lawyer Returned to Iowa Gity ON PAGE 10 Third Article About Social Security Act ON PAGE 5 Council Seeks Removal of Federal Avenue Pier ONPAGE 21 Local Teams Swing Into Winter Sports Schedule ON PAGE 15 socialist militia attempted to exe cute a sharp offensive Fascists Running Risk The fascists were apparently either confident no such offense would be made or else they were running the risk of having their communications cut these observ ers declared Overnight quarreling and jost ling for elbow room or even curl ing up on the platforms beneath the shuffling feet of the crowds Madrilenos sought safe refuge from aerial bombs and artillery shells while fascist invaders and defending militiamen fought from house to house in a corner of the city Unconfirmed advices from in surgent sources just outside Ma drid said fascist tanks and arm ored cars were standing on the Paso de Resales in Madrid after crossing into the city over a mili tary Many of those who jammed the subway stations tried to push aboard trains running to the east ern sections of Madrid and away from the bombarded western and Central portions Flee Shell Barrage The exodus to the eastern area began after fascist bombs rained explosives and insurgent gunners sent a barrage of shells ripping into the business and residential dis FewMadrilenos slept during the right as the thunder of terrific batteries echoed throughout the terrorized xltA i tnct as insurgent invaders threw all available manandgunpower into the drive to capture Madrid y The northwestern section was transformed into a virtual nomans land as attackers and defenders fought buildingtobuilding battles in City GRANGEllRS CROP INSURANCE National Farm Group Urges Trying Out Scheme on Limited Scale COLUMBUS Ohio na tional grange approved Wednesday establishment of a crop insurance an on a limited scale It was the first expression of this powerful agricultural body on this proposal A resolution combining various suggestions concerning an insurance plan said The national grange favors the principle of crop insurance andes tablishment of a system under su pervision ofthe federal government which will provide proper protection for the farmer in accordance with his working methods1 and that the plan be tried but on a limited C C Cogswell master of the Kansas grange and one of the lead ing proponents of the crop insurance proposal described the organiza tions stand as great step for Another resolution said the grange was not in sympathy with an overmilitarized system of edu Child Dies of Burns FORT MADISON Frice Rockel 2 son of Mr and Mrs Harold Rockel Dallas City died here of burns suffered from a kitch en stove FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Wednes day night andThursday colder in extreme southeast portion slight ly ivarmer in extreme northwest portion late Wednesday night rising temperatures MINNESOTA Generally fair in west and south unsettled in northeast portion Wednesday night and Thursday Arising tem perature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 51 Minimum in Night 28 At 8 A M 35 IN JOINT ACTION ON SPANISH WAR Move Follows Agreement of Two Nations Work Together ROME and Germany the worlds great fascist powers formally recognized the insurgent regime of DictatorDesignate Fran cisco1 Franco in Spain Wednesday The joint action came on the Italian day of ignominy and in the first anniversary of the day on which most of Europes including reported to league of nations sanc tions in a futile effort to stop Italys conquest ofEthiopia less than a month an ItaloGerman agreement under which the two countries both ac cused by the Spanish and Russian governments of aiding the Spanish insurgents with men and arms agreed to work together on major problems of Europe Issued in Rome An official communique issued in Rome consequence of the fact that General Franco has taken posses sion of the greater part of Spain and the development of a situation which shows with mcreasing clarity that in the remaining part ofSpain one cannot speak of the exercise of a responsible governing power the fascist government has decided to recognize the government of Gen erfttmeriiira charge gin diplomatic relations The charge daffaires will go there immediately The present diplomatic representatives have Simultaneouslyin Berlin Simultaneously In Berlin Ger many grantedofficial recognition to the Franco provisional govern ment with headquarters at Bur The Italian press bureau in an nouncing the recognition by both powers said no other government would be recognized in Spain That meant no recognition would be granted to any government set up eventually in Barcelona or elsewhere by the present consti tuted regime in Spain The announcement was made at the moment that dozens of leading German nazi editors and corre spondents who reached Rome Wednesday morning on a special mission under the guidance of the Berlin press bureau had arrived for an inspection of the Italian press ministry Germans in Uniform Without exception they were in mustard colored uniforms bearing the swastika Told of the move the secretary of the Spanish embassy said he had received no official notifica tionof the recognition He refused It also was announced Italy had refused to join a French protest to Berlin against Germanys abro gation of the river internationali zation clauses of the Ver This newest denunciation of the postwar pact was madepublic last Saturday TWO CYLINDER ELEVATORS BURN Direction of Wind Prevents Flames From Spreading to Town EMMETSBURG Fire of un mown origin destroyed the farm ers elevator buildingat Cylinder Wednesday morning Bushels of oats included in thelossi Nearby sheds were destroyedand1 several carloads of coal on the Mil waukee tracks near the elevator caught on fire A second farmers elevator build ng half a blpckv distant containing bushels was badly damaged by flames which the Em metsburg fire department worked to check Fortunately it was stated by ob servers northwest wind prevented he flames from spreading to the own and probably saved The fire was discovered at 5 oclock n the The loss has not been estimated Shareholders to Get About 500 Millions 14 More Companies in Announcements of Dividends NEW YORK in dustry pushed the year end divi dend outflow toward the 000 mark Wednesday as 14 com panies added more than in extra payments to the Christmas purse of thousands of shareholders The ranks of workers participat ing in the golden torrent through wage increasesand Christmas bo nuses were augmented by more than in textile shoe and oth er industries The widespread au tumn movement previously hac tolled up wage increases estimated at more than annually for workers A distribution of for 000 workers by the International Shoe company with headquarters at St Louis helped lift the Christ mas bonus total above Lone Star cement and Atlantic Greyhoud lines were Other additions to the bonus list Avoid Federal Tax Twentyone companies ordered payments amounting in all to about inclding the in expanded dividends in the year end rush to distribute larger 1935 profits and avoid the federal sur tax upon undivided They raised the1 total com panies to about anc put industry its way toward a newrecord for Christmas Announcements th i n n out But trade a sharp stimulus to Christmas business the mounting total of corporate dis tributions scheduled before the end of the year Conservative At Washington Secretary Roper of the commerce department said a conservative estimate indicated department store trade this Christ mas would increase 15 per cent over last year with business gen erally the best since 1929 Heading the days list was a reg ular disbursement of a share on the common totaling oy American Telephone and Tele graph Its regular payments this year roughly approximate indicated earnings Tuesday alone 29 companies or dered nearly in cash paid out to the owners of their shares More than workers including in the cotton tex ile idustry received the promise of more money in their pay envel opes From Every Field Announcements came from every field The Chesapeake and Ohio railway awarded cash and stock dividends totaling Coca Cola divided an extra of and the American Smelting and Re ining tossed an additional 365 into the hat Another copper company Kcnne ott added General Foods boosted the total and Youngstown Sheet and Tube with Pere Marquette ailway with and Public ervice of New Jersey with 639 shared swiftly in the movement Employes of Corn Products Coca Cola General Foods Transue and Williams and Commercial Invest ment Trust were awarded Christ mas bonuses Workers in the metal rubber furniture and other indus tries joined the textile workers in receiving pay increases Iowa Youth Killed by Falling Telephone Pole NEVADA Dobber in 19 suffered fatal injuries Wed nesday when a telephone pole which 1e was helping erect fell and struck him on the brother and two sisters survive RESULTS FOR Slpg pri ent suitable for 1 or 2 No 15 S DeL GLOBEGAZETTE WANT ADS BRINGIN THE CASH OTHERS GET SO CAN YOU JUST PHONE 3800 To Leave New Deal REXFORD GUY TUGWELL PRESIDENT GOES ABOARD CRUISER Embarks From Charleston Mile Trip to CHARLESTON S a ceremonious setting President Roosevelt embarked onthe cruiser Indianapolis here Wednesday Bound voy age toBuenos Aires to open the InterAmerican peace conference he rodefrom the train to the dock through two miles streets lined with thousands of citizens from South Carolina and neighbor ing states He was piped over the side of the cruiserjwith two 21 gun salutes while more than 600 officers and men in blue manned the rails As the speedy gray navy craft pulled out of the harbor a battery at Fort Moultrie boomed out an other 21 gun salute Capt Henry Hewitt and his staff in full dress and cocked iats received the president on board The escort cruiser Chester repeated the lonors of the Indianapolis The president was met at the train by Gov Olin D Johnston Mayor Burnet R Maybank Gen Charles P Summerall former chief of staff of the army and Rear Ad miral H V Butler commandant of he Charleston navy yard One of his last acts before he left was to issue a formal statement ex messing heartfelt appreciation or the thousands of telegrams con gratulating him on his reelection Mr Roosevelt is to address the Buenos Aires peace parley Dec 1 Deathof Minister in French Cabinet Held Suicide by Brother LILLE of he InteriorRoger Salengro died Wednesday in a sealed and gas illed room asuicide his brother said because of a rightist cam paign of His death created grave new problems for the French govern ment of Premier Leon Blum Ob iervers considered the possibility he rightist opposition which had Salengro was j war time deserter might base a new attack on the grounds that he government protected a Both a court of honor and the chamber of deputies recently leared Salengro of the desertion jharges whichrightistsdescribed as constituting betrayal of ranee secretary con irmedtie suicide announcement y Henri Salengro the ministers declared Roger Sal erigro was harassed and broken n health by the campaign of in famy against DR ALEXANDER TO SUCCEED HIM AS HEAD OF RA Agricultural Aide Takes Job With American Molasses Firm WASHINGTON Rexford G Tugwell announced Wednesday he had resigned his two jobs in the Roosevelt administration to becomei an executive in a molasses com pany In Memphis Tugwell told newsmen he had handled President Roosevelt his resignation as under secretary of agriculture and admin istrator of the Resettlement admin istration Shortly afterwards the American Molasses company in New 1ork an would become executive vice president of that firm In the absence of the president new enroute to Buenos Aires the white house made public Tugwells letter of resignation and the latters acceptance with the statement that later on I fully expect you to come back to render additional Dr Alexander Successor Tugwell Dr W W Alevander chief deputy in the Re settlement administration would succeed him in that post Spokesmen at the agriculture de partment said they had no idea as to who might succeed Tugwell as under secretary Alexander 52 year old former clergyman has been much inter ested in jacial and tenant problems and has been assistant for a year an3 a half The white house exchange of let ters disclosed no definite date for become eXr stipulatedthe president Brewery In Des Moines Planned DES MOINES Sonderleiter head of a beer dis ributingcompany here said Wed nesday his company plans to erect a brewery in Des Moines with a capacity of 100 barrels of jeer a day from his trip to South America that could be talked over between thent Letter to Roosevelt Tugwells letter which was handed to President Roosevelt Tuesday a few hours before the chief executive left on the first stage of his journey to the Buenos Aires peace conference saidt My Dear Mr President For reasons which have been discussed between us more than once I should like to be permitted tc resign from the government and return to private life within the next few months I nave served through the better part of your first term as president with growing confidence in your policies and in you I do not need to say that if you ever have real need for me again I shall be on call Respectfullyyours R G Reply From President The presidents reply said Dear Rex I fully understand the reasons that make you feel you should for a while at least return to private life within the next few months You have given generously and ef ficiently of your services to the government for these past four years and I want you to know that later on I fully expect to ask you to conw back to render additional service on when 1 have returned from my trip to South America we can talk over the actual date on which you will want your resigna tion to be effective With my warm regards As ever yours Franklin D Has Been Enigma To many Tugwell has long been an enigma A Beau Brummel who all his life had shunned parties and steeped himself in economic lore an academician dealing in big abstruse words who found himself the storm center of poli tical fighting a man described variously as a knight in shining armor battling for a better civili zation and a radical plotting red revolt Tugwell at first slightly be wildered by the fury of the anti new dealers attacks has rarely answered them and then only to say that lie was a conservative a constitutionalist ajid a democrat Friendshave said that one of his roles was that of front or sort of whipping toy who1 could absorb smilingly and silently criti cal punishment that might wise be directedyagainst others Introduced by Motey He might have remained hir life among1 his economic teeatiws at Columbia had not Raymbhd Moley introduced him dent Roosevelt in 1932 Asrassist ant secretary of agriculture be soon was riding the crest of tide recognized as a most influ ential man in the inner He helped iirift NIRA promoted
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