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   Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - December 3, 1936, Mason City, Iowa                                NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THIE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII1 CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASQN CITY THURSDAY DECEMBER 3 isse THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 50 WEATHER FACTOR January May Not Be So Nice for Inauguration KING EDWARD WINS FIRST TEST By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N GTON CPA Cer tain eastern European coun tries Russia used to be in cluded until it went bolshevik and anticleri cal have a rej ligious festival known to ex press it in Eng lish as the Blessing of the This festi vals date is Jan 20 And it is tra ditional in that part of the world that the weather on the occasion of the Blessing of the Waters always is perfectly diabolical I dont suppose that this tradition has any meteorolog ical dependability Still the tem perature is likely to be low on Jan 20 in any northern part of the northern hemisphere And as the Blessing of the Waters is an outofdoors performance com pelling folk to expose themselves to the seasons rigors for a con siderable period on that date an nually probably it does seem to them to be the toughest day in the year climatically as a general proposition Cold Inauguration Well presidential inauguration day in Washington now has be come Jan 20 instead of March 4 as heretofore March 4 was bad enough It is notorious that most presi dents have been inaugurated in the midst of rough weather Presi dent Taft was sworn in to the ac companiment of a blizzard It was perishing cold the second time President Wilson was inaugurated Sees New Era of Friendship Among Americas9 Nevertheless a Wa s h i n g t o n March is not as fierce as a Wash ington January The mercury does not tell the story Not North Dakota I have experienced Dakota tem peratures a couple of dozen de grees below zero which were quite endurable as compared with Washington temperatures only a couple of deegres below freezing which were mighty uncomfort able And the snow In the northwest it is nice dry stuff to be waded around in In Washington it is about a foot deep Most of it is icewater with just enough snow to prevent the water from running off down the sewers Only in rubber boots can a Washingtonian or a visitor set foot on a pavement without soak ing himself kneehigh or there abouts Bring Ear Muffs F R CHEERED BY THOUSANDS AT MONTEVIDEO Makes Last Stop in South America and Goes on Northward MONTEVIDEO Uruguay President Roosevelt declared Mollison and His French CoPilot Found Unhurt Flyers Vanish Overnight Near Finish of Long Distance Hop CAPETOWN South Africa James A Mollison and his French copilot Edouard Cornig lionMoiinier were found safe Thursday after they had vanished within 100 miles of here The two flyers lost overnight almost at the end of a long dis Tnursday era of tance flight from England to the ship and confidence among the Americas1 was born it the Pan American conference here three years ago Addressing a luncheon given for him by President Gabriel Terra and Senora Terra after an enthus iastic reception by Montevideos populace and ofticialdom the United States executive declared I believe that when history comes to be written the origin of the new American era will be placed here in the memorable cape were reported uninjured They were found by a farmer near Weisdrift a community about 214 miles south of Bredasj dorf which is about 100 miles east of here Their plane was not damaged JAMES A TVIOLLISON and they expected to resume the flight Wednesday year 1933 Truly t is an inspiration for the average citizen of all our re publics that that conference is giving back its fruits in terms of achievement for the people of the Sees Hope and Faith the past Mr Roosevelt said I have become certain of this because I have seen in the faces of the men women and children in Rio de Janeiro Buenos Aires and today in Mon tevideo a joyful expression of hope and faith which can and will inspire us their chosen represen tatives to even greater activity in the common He expressed hope that Presi dent Terra and his wife would visit Boosevelt in Washington He had extended a similar invitation Asustin P Justo to of President Argentina and Mrs Justo during his visit in Buenos Aires for the opening of AUTO FINANCE FIRMS ACCUSED 21 Charged With Obtaining Higher Interest Rate Than Advertised WASHINGTON fed eral trade commission charged 21 automobile manufacturers and fi nancing companies Thursday with obtaining a higher rate of interes ests on deferred car payments than they have advertised they charge The commission issued eight complaints charging violation of the unfair competition section of the trade commission act plaints alleged the companies ad vertised they sold their cars on an annual 6 per cent time pay ment plan Actually the commis sion charged the interest pay ments total about 12 per cent the interAmerican peace The commission named the fol I lowing automobile companies had been named in the complaints Mr Roosevelt stepped from the cruiser Indianapolis into the outstretched arms of Presi dent Terra Crowds Line Streets Thousands who lined the streets through which the two presidents drove showered flowers on the procession make next Jan 20ths inaugura tion the spectacular event of all time It is preparing seats from whicrFspecUitors are to ob serve the procession Believe me they will do well to brinz their Ibecn impressed with the im rar muffs And their waterproof ones It is explained that if the The United States president left at 4 p m 1 p CST to start his journey northward He told President Terra and the others at the luncheon he had is weather is inclement President Roosevelt will be reinaugurated not in the in UILsen ate chamber A fat lot of good this will do to the multitude outside I probably shall be accused of throwing cold water on a glorious celebration Will Be Crowded It will be glorious The weather is fairly sood It will be crowded anyway but mediate need for better and quicker services of travel and communication between North and South He hoped for the day he said when the journey will be so simple that tens of thousands of our citizens will meet each other in friendly intercourse every Discussing questions of social life transportation science and finance President Roosevelt de clared he believed the founders of our government would look with approval on what we are Companies Arc Named The Nash Motors company Kenosha General Motors Corporation Detroit and its sub sidiaries which produce Chevro let Olds Pontiac Buick and Cad illac cars Chrysler corporation Detroit and its subsidiaries Chry sler Sales corporation and those manufacturing De Soto Dodge and Plymouth cars Graham Paige Motors corporation De troit Hudson Motor Car company Detroit Ford Motor company Dearborn Rco Motor Cat company Lansing and Packard Motor Car company De Financing companies named the commission said General Motors Acceptance corporation New York City join ed with the General Motors group Commercial Credit com pany Baltimore joined with Chrysler corporation and its sub sidiaries Universal Credit corpor ation Detroit with Ford Motor company and Commercial Invest ment Trust corporation New York with GrahamPaige Motors with GrahamPaige Motors y be consid i of democratk in solv and Hudson Motor 01 The weather will be rotlenon j thc llew problems Ian 20 or Jan 19 or Jan 21 when Task Not Completed the visitors will be doing their We have not completed traveling he said In accordance Car company Charge on Full Amount our i in advertising their methods of It just simply is a terrible time I with the objectives and theory of of year for inauguration Will it be a classy inauguration Because of 1936s big victory Or will it be rather a flat in auguration Because unseason able Well sec on 20 PLANS OFFERED TO CONFERENCE Venezuela Would Combine Five Existing Accords Into One BUENOS AIRES The ini tial proposals for strengthening relations between 21 American nations were dumped into the hoppers of thc InterAmerican peace conference Thursday A Venezulean suggestion to co operate into one document five existing accords for prevention of war was the first handed to Felipe Espil Argentine ambassador to the United States and secretary general of the assembly Delegates busy in informal meetings discussed the pros and cons of individual projects pro posed by their nations and enlist ed support for specific proposals democratic government that task is a continuing one i We learn and ought to learn much from each that is good and some things which from experience we must A tumultous crowd packed be hind khaki uniformed sol diers braved a cold rain and wind to greet Mr Roosevelt on his last stop in South America The troops both cavalry and infantry lined 12 blocks of the route arranged for a Roosevelt Terra motor tour Escorted by Fleet Escorted by Uruguays one ship fleet the ton cruiser Uru guay and a naval tug the Indian apolis came up to the dock amid the pealing of Montevideos churchbells The Indianapolis fired a 21 gun salute and a single cannon ashore replied Thc sirens of harbor craft sent up a din of greeting Half way down thc gangplank President Roosevelt paused and smiled Well here I am he said dispensing with the title of president Terra at the foot of the gang way grinned broadly and threw out both arms to embrace Mr Roosevelt The United States president on the arms of his son James and President Terra walked to a wait financing the purchase of motor the commission added the respondent corporations al legedly feature in their advertise ments that they will sell their cars on an annual 6 per cent timepay ment plan According GOLD WAVE IS SEEN FOR IOWA Temperatures Expected to Drop Down to Zero in Parts of State DES MOINES A cold wave sending temperatures down to zero in some parts of the state was seen for Iowa Thursday night to continue through Friday The weather bureau said traces of snow would accompany the thermometers slide Temperatures probably would drop to zero in northwest Iowa the bureau forecast In southern Iowa the low mark was to touch 15 degrees Snowball was early Thursday at Mason City Charles City and Sioux City SkiesWere cloudy in the central and eastpor tions but clear in the western half of the state The coldest temperature report ed during the last 24 hours was 24 degrees at Dubuque The Weather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday much colder MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday ex cept snow in northeast Thurs day night much colder Thurs day night and in cast portion Friday moderate cold wave in north portion Thursday night or on Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 40 Minimum in Night 29 At 8 A Thursday 31 Snowfall Inches Precipitation 12 Inch Mason Citys younger genera tion was encouraged by Thurs day mornings blanket of snow to relieve there would be a white Christmas But under the in fluence of a bright sun and a south wind the snow covering did the vanishing act during the day C H Curne Named to Succeed Kellei DES MOINES H Cur rie Webster City was elected chairman of the state board of to the complaints engineering examiners for 1937 the financing plans employed ac tually involve a C per cent rate charged on the full amount of the account from the date it begins until it is losed regardless of the fact that the account is amortized in equal monthly payments For that reason the complaints charge the financing plans used involve interest payments actually about 100 per centgreater than the 6 per cent rate or approxi mately 12 per cent ing automobile where he visit briel Terra the Uruguayan presidents son Wears Navy Blue Suit He wore a navy blue pencil striped sack suit and a gray felt hat Followed by more than a score of official automobiles the presidential car moved away through the city Seven planes droned in forma tion overhead as the two presi dents both gray haired and broad chested exchanged smiling pleas antries The Uruguayan postoffice ar ranged to issue a commemorative stamp in honor of the presidents to succeed Prof George Keller Iowa City 18 OAYS BUY CHRISTMAS THE DAYS ARE GETTING FASCIST BOMBS BURST AGAIN IN 2 NEW AIR RAIDS Civil War Spreading on Many Fronts in North and South Spain MADRID bombs burst again in Madrid in two new air raids Thursday While artillery and machine gun fire and the dull boom of hand grenades sounded incessantly on the University City and model prison fronts in northwestern Ma drid planes dropped a score of bombs in the Rosales section Sev eral others fell in Retiro park near government batteries Damage was comparatively slight The war spread on many fronts from the Guadarrama mountain north of Madrid to the Cordoba sector of the south Dispatches from Motoro in the Pozoblanco area said government dynamiters had blown up the railroad between Cordoba and Villaharta after a battle Figrhtinfir in North Continued fighting also was re ported in Asturias to the north Gen Jose Miaja became the virtual dictator of Madrids de fense Creation of a single commanc for the whole Madrid area was be lieved probable as a result of a shakeup of the junta Wednesday just before three disastrous raids by insurgent bombers In addition to heading the de fense junta General Miaja ap peared slated to assume the whole The new which Communist Antonio Mije was re placed as war commissar by the proletarian youth representative Enrique will be preliminary to the establishment of a supreme command in order to coordinate all defense opera tions it was said Civil War Spreads While the conflict about the capital lulled after the bloodiest bombardment of the siege the civil war spread on several othei farflung fronts For the first time in man weeks the Guadarrama mountain sector north of Madrid became i center of fighting Observers said the conflict appeared to be the opening of a general battle for possession of Pozuelo de Alaca covn and Aravaca Madrid sub urbs The Guadalajara sector north east of the capital also became the scene of intensive warfare Government artillery bombarded fascist positions between Castil blanco and Membrillera Behind the insurgents Madrid lines on the Tagus river front west of the capital the govern ment strove to disperse fascist concentrations with aerial and ar tillery fire South of Grado War office communiques also reported heavy fighting south oi Grado near Oviedo in the Bay of Biscay area where government militia weresaid to have stormed insurgent parapets in fierce hand tohand fighting In Malaga province militia at tacking fascistheld Vitoria were said to have reached the outskirts of Villa Real a few miles north behind supporting tanks and can non There was no change in the siege of the capital after the aerial bombardment W e d n e s d ay in which at least 56 persons were known dead Twelve of the victims were asphyxiated in the cellar of an apartment building wrecked by fascist bombs Five others were lulled in the building itself Another was lulled by shrapnel which spattered against a house opposite the British embassy In the heat of three successive air raids the Scottish ambulance brigade found temporary refuge in A sewer Reach No Objectives The government declared the which flew at great great height to evade Madridis antiaircraft failed to reach any military objectives They said one trimotored war plane was shot down In radio addresses members of the British parliament who are studying the situation here de nounced the bombardment of civilians Britain must not stand by while these horrors are being per petrated on the Laborite D R Grenfell declared Capt Jack MacNamara a con servative declared the Townsend 2 of His Aides Are Indicted Facing for Defying Congress Probe Group WASHINGTON Fran cis E Townsend cofounder of the Townsend old age pension move ment and two associates were in dicted by a federal grand jury Thursday on contempt charges growing out of their defiance of a congressional investigating com mittee The Rev Clinton Wunder of New York and John B Kiefer of Chicago both of whom were reg ional directors of the Townsend organization xvere named along with the elderly California phy sician No Bench Warrants Harry L Underwood assistant United States attorney told news men no bench warrants would be issued Thursday for either Town send or his aides but that an tempt would be made through former Senator Thomas W Hard wick of Georgia Townsends at torney to have the pension advo cate surrender Until that point is settled Un derwood said nothing would be done about bringing Wunder and Kiefer to trial He added both had agreed previously to surrender whenever notified If convicted Underwood said the defendants would be liable to fines ranging from to and imprisonment from one month to a year Less Than 2 Weeks The grand jury returned the in dictments less than two weeks aft er the case was presented Specifically they charged and wilfully absenting himself from a house committee investigating old age pensions headed by Rep resentative Bell and with refusing to testify last spring Wunder and Kiefer were charged with ignoring committee subpenas to appear Farmer Is Linked to Butter Thefts SIOUX CITY Swan ger Correct onvill e farmer charged with receiving stolen property was in jail here on an indictment linking him with theft of butter from Iowa creameries Dies of Injuries in Tumble Downstairs MARSHALL Susan Greer 77 Clarinda Iowa died of injuries suffered from a fall down the basement stairs at the home of her daughter Mrs R G Ogle here LOOK INSIDE FOR OZZIE SIMMONS Ozzie Simmons Stars Lose to Local Cagers ON PAGE 15 Mohawks Open Season Friday Against Newton ON PAGE 15 Peat Land Vegetable Growers Plan Session ON PAGEIS Immunization Drive Planned in County ON PAGE 18 Human Mole Back in Prison Cell Again ON PAGE 20 LITTLE LOSS IN CREAMERY FIRE Overheated Furnace Cause of Blaze at Iowa State Brand Plant An overheated furnace in the office of the Iowa State Brand Creameries association 1285 Nineteenth street southwest was the cause of a fire which burned a large place in the floor of the of fice building early Thursday morning The alarm was sent in to the fire station at oclock Thurs day morning when the department was already fighting a fire at the iiome of Paul Zook 430 South Polk Place where an overheated stove had set fire to a trailer louse The alarm on this fire had been turned in at oclock Upon receiving the second alarm the house watch called the offshift on duty and the remain der of the department with some of the equipment borrowed from he first fire went pt the Iowa State Brand Creameries The fire at the creamery was onfined to around the chimney Tiremen were aided by the work of the employes of the creamery n holding the fire with a 40 gal on can of chemicals until the de partment arrived Edward Rankin creamery employe received a mi nor cut on his right foot when he ticked out a basement window in order to get at the fire The trailer house at the Zook residence was practically destroy ed by fire lombings which we saw in rowded working quarters of the city are crueland STEER IS SOLD AT A POUND Price Same as That Paid for 1935 Champion at Stock Show CHICAGO Page 3629 grand champion steer of the thir tyseventh International Livestock expositon sold at auction Thurs day for a pound on the hoof The price was the same as that bid for the 1935 grand chompion The purchaser was Charles R Walgreen of Chicago owner of a chain of drug stores The grand champion steer weighed 995 pounds when he was judged and on that basis the Ok lahoma A and M college Still water owner had to tuck away wtiii its royal purple ribbon Lower Than Expected bid was lower than stock men hoped the grand champion would bring In 1929 the king of the show brought This was the third successive year the bid ding stopped at S3 About persons were on hand in the Union stockyards for the sale They were given an ora tion by Roy G Johnston the auctioneer and then the bidding opened at 51 Slowly it rose to Then Johnston forced the price up to and then sud denly to 52 Walgreens representative put in the bid of a few minutes later and there it stayed despite the pleadings of the auctioneer His stick thumped the little AberdeenAngus sold Doesnt Have to Die G Page 3629 which sold for a pound on the hoof will not have to die for the honor of being the grand champion steer ex position He will be saved from death to be used as an educational exhibit on the Hazelwood farm of Charles R Walgreen who purchased him The farm is at Dixon 111 A new title in the corn peerage was created at the eighteenth In ternational Grain and Hay show late Wednesday when C A Ken worthy of Greenfield Ohio was named Duke of Hybrid His sample of shelved Indiana C14 Hybrid won over 92 other en tries in the first Hybrid competi tion since that type of corn was recognized as A class FIGHTS TO KEEP HISTHRONEAND MRS SIMPSON House of Commons Awaits Baldwin Speech but He Says Nothing LONDON Edward of England won in a first show of strength Thursday in his allcriti cal fight with Britains govern ment to keep his throne and his American friend Wallis Warfield Simpson Defiant yet with his empires fate close at heart Englands sov ereign insisted stubbornly on his right to a private life Gray and shaken Baldwin his first minister stood before the house of commons in emotional anticlimax to insits he had nothing to say to the British people Then dramatically the laborite colonel Right Honorable Tosiah Clement Wedgewood told the British Press association in ap parent confirmation of the author itative impression that the king was winning at least the first phase of hisempire stunning battle KingIs The king is beloved The thing we have got to avoid more than anything else is abdication Any change will tear this country in two If a general election comes the outcome will be on the side of the His words echoed those of the liberal Afternoon Star which said Why should he the king be denied the common happiness of mankind With his heirpresumptive bro ther and Mrs Simpson herself at his side the long refused to yield to Baldwin on throne or friend ship But some sources said he mayhave thrust ministers attack witlv a pledge he would make no arrangement not satisfactory to the government tKe church and himself Case for Parliament Colonel Edgewood commenting on that a general election would result in favor of the king said The vast bulk of the people hate seeing a man bullied when he thinks he is right and they re spect a man who will stand up for his rights Obviously the question is not one for the cabinet to decide but for parliament as a whole as in the case of Richard Wedgwoods statement arose from the motion he formally en tered for debate as soon as pos sible That in the opinion of this house the oath of allegiance which they have already taken to King Edward VIII is unaffected by any form of coronation cere mony or by the presence thereat or absence therefrom of any dig nitary or personage whatsoever nor will they substitute any other for the King of Vote of Confidence The involved parliamentary language which puzzled even the members of commons means that if the house passed the motion it would in effect extend the king vote of confidence It was considered unlikely however that the question will be debated Wedgewood who on the au thority of parliament recently published the first of a 40 volume history of parliament said the coronation was a church service only and had nothing whatever to do with the British people aside from their desire to keep up old traditions The Star called talk of abdica tion The News Chronicle although expressing its preference for an Englishwoman as a queen or consort for Edward asserted The predominant feeling howev er would undoubtedly be that the king should marry a woman of his He Alone Lord Beaverbrooks conserva tive Evening Standard said He the king aloneknows whether he can sustain the opposition of Baldwin and the other ministers He alone can decide whether he should x x x abdicate his throne by voluntary Early Thursday evening the archbishop of equally as adamant as Baldwin toward the kings attachment for Mrs Simpson conferred with the prime minister Crowds about Downing street once during the day cleared by Scotland with the darkness A foreign office official an nounced laconically Nothing has A small group of people still waited in Xront of Buckingham palace hoping to see the king on   

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