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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - April 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPERTHAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY APRIL 9 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE Big Benefit Payments Something Is Wrong With Farming in America PLEAD AGAINST POISON GAS USE CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O N I CPA I A re port of Secretary i o f Agriculture Henry A Wal lace to the senate agricultural com mittee showing million dollar benefit payments to big corpora tions under the invalidated AAA calls attention to something that is seriously the matter w i t h American farm ing Names of the recipients d e j manded in a resolution by Senator Arthur H of Michigan do not matter so much as the fact that a mere handful of owners have a much larger proportion of 200 Iowa Auto Casualties Weekly During 1935 FEWER INJURIES Some Flashes THAN FOR 1934 E DEATHS Report Made by From Life as She Is Lived State Motor Vehicle Department DES MOINES motor vehicle departments annual BY THK ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW Winslow 32 i walked up to the bench and ex j plained to Magistrate Michael Ford that he had turned in a false fire I alarm because I was dead broke and thought maybe I could get a i nickel subway fare from one of the I You wont need subway fare for Magistrate Ford said Ten state I days in the workhouse the land than is the i report Thursday showed automobile standpoint of the overwhelming ma jority It is logical if a few own larc tracts of land they sliOuld obtain the largest benefits for retiring land from production It is illogical however that so much land should repose in such few hands A Sizable Farmer Senator Vandenberg asks for fig ures only of or more per land owner Now a land owner who gels as much as for holding a small ish fraction of his land out of culti vation is a sizable farmer In fact he isnt a farmer He is a landlord It follows that the folk who do his actual farming are antry some of them ciecidely mis erable Moreover there are government payments in amounts vastly exceed ing a measly mere than to sugar planters Multiply the number of such a beneficiarys uncultivated acres by the number of his cultivated acres accident and in more than 200 weekly during 1935 The report showed the weekly casualty figure was 30 less than in 1934 when 230 deaths and injuries were reported weekly FLOOD RELIEF SPRINGFIELD po lice blamed it all on the recent floods Nine women reported to police their clotheslines were stripped of socks shirts underwear dresses handkerchiefs table linens blan While highway ucavuo iui LIU j year increased 31 to 575 injuries de creased from to In 1935 deaths averaged 11 a week and injuries 195 Complete reports list ed automobile accidents for the year a decrease of 676 Auto Accidents In the report issued by Mxs Alex Miller secretary of state was a compilation listing automobile accident deaths in Iowa during the last 10 years During 1935 there were more automobiles registered in Iowa than in the report stated Travel mileage as computed from gasoline tax collections was about four million miles greater in 1935 than in 1934 These statistics may have some deaths for the kets sneets and other articles Flood refugees replenishing wardrobes Host in the sur mised officers bearing upon the auto fatality rate and we have a corking large land j of the past year owner Rather than a gentle rain j The reporti whicl the j of the reward of this class j types of accidents said that more I for crop control or soil conservation j of the automobile I THANKS ANYHOW 18 years a key returned anonymously to a i hotel by postage due 10 i cents The manager refused to pay j 1 it He couldnt find a door it would j open i NO JOKING MATTER I Alice f M Brown testified she dieted and ex ercised until she reduced from 180 to 127 pounds but it finally led to a divorce1 suit She told the court her husband twitted her about it at the than she could en dure Judge James B Kinne told the couple to think it over for 30 days RELIEF POLITICS CHARGES HEARD AGAININCAPITAL Rural Electrification Act Passed by Senate Up Before House WASHINGTON Proposals to spend more for rural electrification and road work were pushed in congress Thursday as the republican national committee en gaged researchers to analyze new deal results The tax and relief controversies were kept in the main behind com mittee doors A charge of politics aimed publicly at the WPA in Pennsylvania by Stephen Raushen bush former senate munitions in vestigator was the exception The senate approved plan by Senator Norris to spend in 10 years on rural electrification was before the house Grade Crossing Bill Right of way to the same cham ber probably for action next week is a cloudburst Could Not Collect The countrys hugest land owners of today are banking and insurance companies These concerns didnt want to go into land ownership with a whole fatalities involved pedestrians More Children Killed The number of children killed rose from 112 in 1934 to 117 in 1935 and the number of children injured de creased by 324 the report said Of the motor vehicles in SEES FURTHER MERCURY RISE population of tenants to deal with volved Weatherman Predicts More They would have preferred to collect ated by driverS and 12J16 on their they by male the report contin rouldnt under depression condij ued and run drivcrs fjgured jn They foreclosed because they j 241 accidents had to The south indeed has a tradition j Reports show that 103 of the drivers involved in accidents had because of blinding headlights Driv ing off and crowding off the road way caused noncollision acci dents Pedestrians as a sequel to slavery of goodsized been drinking One hundred and for estates and sharecroppers drivers figured in accidents But the oldfashioned southern landlord was small fry compared with the corporations which have been gobbling the national acreage in recent years They have been at it at a terrific rate in the postwar era Their acquisitions have been so rapid that no one knows just how complete they have been That is why such an investigation as Sen ator Vandenberg suggests would be so valuably informative j Tenants Predominate Anyway an inquiry conducted several years ago by Senator John i H Bankhead of Alabama indicated that more than onehalf of Ameri cas farmers even then were tenants Springlike Weather in Iowa DES MOINES tures eased further into the spring zone Thursday and the prospect was for generally fair weather Fri day with further rise in tempera tures But Thursday night the weather man said the extreme south and east portions of the state might get Accidents involved trucks some APril could pedestrians 961 streetcars 485 turn to h rain or fixed objects 197 railroad trains buses and 70 taxicabs Of the vehicles involved apparently were in good condition 21had 06 Joday the proportion undoubtedly is larger As previously remarked the fore closing mortgagees did not like the transformation at first They did not desert the land they wanted thn money they had overloaned on it But now they are becoming recon ciled to their acquisitions Landlord ism is crystallizing itself It does not require much argu I ppmip nf mont to prove that a realm of small Ul nrtllOIlb farmers is healthier than a realm of j landlordism and tenantry j lights and 92 had faulty steering mechanism Twelve thousand and eight were traveling straight high ways while S21 were parked or standing still The largest number of accidents occurred on clear days during day light hours and on dry Mrs Miller said in the report that Iowa and the nation still need stronger laws and more rigid en snow was not expected to be heavy however into the the state Wednesday and held above freez ing early Thursday The weather man said they would hold above freezing again Thursday night It was cloudy over most of the state and Sioux City and Keokuk re ported traces of rain during the last 24 hours Pilot Death After Crash was given a highway and grade crossing elimination bill Norris father of the TVA heard opposition before a senate committee to aphase of his pro posed Mississippi valley develop ment He indicated one objection might be met by continuing army engi neering direction over the river work Other developments Legislation extending until July 3 1938 the deposit insurance cor porations authority to buy or to make loans on assets of banks in danger of closing was approved by a house committee Approve Relief Loans The senate approved an act au thorizing of RFC loans under liberal terms to flood and storm torn districts of the south and east Opposition to the Wheeler bill to eliminate the basing point price system was expressed by Harold M Scott president of a Philadelphia cement company at a senate hear ing Judge Fred Davis of the Florida supreme court told the senate try ing Judge Halsted L Ritter on im peachment charges that he con sidered a receivership fee allowed by Ritter out of Says Charges Ignored As Harry L Hopkins WPA ad ministrator prepared to go before a house subcommittee to testify for the second day on President Roose velts request for a relief appropriation for next year Stephen Raushenbush loosed an at tack on what he called politics in Raushenbush former chief inves tigator for the senate munitions committee said he had laid before Hopkins charges that the Pennsyl vania Works Progress Administra tor Edward N Jones was using re lief funds for political Accusing Hopkins of ignoring the charges Raushenbush threatened to lay them before a senate committee ON THE INSIDE MRS EVALYN McLEAN Says Too Many Loose Ends in Kidnap Case ON PAGE 7 Iowa Sports Editors Choose Tigers to Win ON PAGE 15 Charles City Planned ON PAGE 13 Rat Bite Is Fatal to GoodelLResident ON PAGE 7 Louise Clausen Enters Race for Legislature ON PAGE 20 Sylvia Sidney Gets Uncontested Divorce ON PAGE 4 M L Mason Candidate for County Attorney ON PAGE 19 Three PWA Workers Are Killed in Cavein ON PAGE 28 F R ARRIVES AT WARM SPRINGS AFTER VACATION Passes Through Flood Zone Confers With Party Leaders WARM SPRINGS Pres ident Roosevelt enroute to Wash ington by train after two weeks of in southern waters arrived at Warm Springs at a m CST Thursday in a heavy rain Enroute to Warm Springs where the president maintains a little white the presidential spe cial passed through the central of Georgia flood zone one manifesta tion of wind and rain storms which have led to the allotment of 000 of WPA funds to five southern states for emergency relief A company of 150 CCC workers and about 125 townspeople gathered at station here as the 8 coach spe cial pulled by two locomotives pulled in from Miami A presidential motor car was brought to the station for Mr Roosevelts drive to his home where conferences with Georgia political leaders were scheduled Among those who planned to talk with him were Marion Allen man i ager of the Georgia Roosevelt cam paign committee and A B Lovett 01 Savannah the committee chair man 1 HUNDREDS FORCED FROM HOMES BY HIGH WATERS In Clements Job ed southern rivers forced hundreds of lowland families from their homes Thursday diverting immed iate attention from storm stricken Gainesville and Tupelo where already commerce was renewed on a limited scale Most of the homeless were from the valleys of the Ohio Mississippi Sheridan Downey California attorney for Dr Francis E Townsent and a follower of Up ton Sinclair is reported to be slated for the post of secretary of the Townsend old age revolv ing plan recently vacated by Robert E Clements cofounder of the movement FINAL HAMMILL HUES AT BRITT Many Pay Last Tribute toj Former Governor Body Lies in State of Britt were joined by many other lowans dis LJJC Y3 Wi 1iiCr J i j i J and Tennessee rivers in Tennessee languished officials and lodge heads 1 A 1 uieni ueiure a aeiiHLe tuiiuuiiLee Killed Another iGist accusations was that Will Honor Wilson I GENEVA large celestial sphere in bronze basrelief will be erected on the central terrace of the new league of nations building to the memory of Woodrow Wilson it I was decided Wednesday FORECAST JAPAN OFFICER DIES IN CLASH Report 5 Japanese Soldiers Missing After Skirmish With Russians TOKIO Harbin Man choukuo correspondent of the Domei Japanese news agency re ported Thursday night that a Japan ese lieutenant had been killed in a new clash with Russian soldiers near Suifenho Five Japanese soldiers were re ported missing after the skirmish The lieutenant with a mall com mand was patrolling the hilly coun try east of Suifenho according to Domei when they encountered 14 Russian soldiers It was stated that the Russians were on Manchoukuan territory The encounter occurred at noon Thursday Apparently both sides started footing at approximately the same air tang in the air and MINEOLA N Walter Barlow a student pilot was near death Thursday after his first solo flight ended in a fatal midair col lision over Roosevelt field John Mendillo 22 of Scarsdale pilot of the other ship died in the crash Wednesday 500 feet above the Long Island airport His injured passenger Douglas Turnbull was reported improving As the ships struck Turnbull said Mendillo turned and yelled to him so long old IOWA Cloudy with rain or pos sibly snow in extreme south and east portions slightly colder Thursday night Friday generally fair with rising temperatures in extreme west portion MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night nnd Friday some what warmer Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 52 Minimum in Night 36 At 8 A M Thursday 46 There was a tang of spring in the April 9 Is Important Day to Person With Mathematical Mind EDMONTON 9 is a day of importance to persons with mathematical minds because it is a date with a perfect George W Robertson of the Univer sity of Alberta reports Robertson after due study sub mits the following 1936 is 44 squared Nine is three squared April is the fourth month which is two squared April 9 is the one hun dredth day of the year which is 10 This combination will not occur again for 180 years The next time will be on April 9 2116 if you will Jones distributed in the en velopes of WPA workers a mimeo graphed statement attacking Rau shenbush and calling him a poli tical gigolo and would be political time oy in the hearts of North lowans take Mr Robertsons word for it BE READY To Join The EASTER PARADE More Shopping Days Until EASTER THROW BOMB AT MAYORS HOUSE Baltimore Blast Believed Direct Attempt on Life of BALTIMORE home of Mayor Howard W Jackson was bombed here early Thursday in what was believed to have been a direct attempt on the mayors life The explosive which police said was apparently thrown from a pass ing automobile landed on the ground about 10 feet from the house Mayor Jackson was sitting in bed reading when the blast broke out cellajr windows and filled his room withacrid fumes He said he had retired for the night minutes previously A police guard was thrown about the Jackson home immediately and officers were assigned to patrol the nearby streets Neither Mayor Jack son nor investigating officers could give any reason for the act Had the bomb been thrown hard er police pointed out it would have gone through a bay window directly beneath Mayor Jacksons bedroom Kad that happened the executive said no end would have been left to the Also in the house at the time were Mrs Jackson a daughter Virginia William Shehan his grandson and two servants The only damage police said were the broken windows and a foot deep hole in the Californian Held for Firing on School Bus SAN LUIS OBISPO Merle L Smith 50 was held in the county psychopathic ward Thursday after allegedly firing upon a school bus carrying 40 passengers from San Miguel toPaso Robles Al though several shots struck the vehicle none of the passengers was hurt and Kentucky The creeping yellow flow of the Tennessee forced out 75 families at Chattanooga Rising rivers of North and South Carolina threatened highways and farmlands but river towns were re ported damaged but little At Rome where the Coosa river overflowed at its highest level since 1916 several hundred persons were temporarily homeless Low lying streets were inundated at West Point at Princeville S and Fayetteville N at Augusta the Savannah river caused damage but was receding Thursday Virtually all the 201 storm dead at Tupelo had been buried and streets were cleared sufficiently to permit a halting new flow of traffic Borah Continues on Tour of Illinois for Primaries April 14 PEORIA Wil liam E Borah asserting big busj mess interests can not control me j if I should become swung into the second leg of his downstate tour Thursday The Idahoan opposing Col Frank Knox in Illinois April 14 preferen tial primary headed for Springfield and Decatur after telling a Peoria audience Wednesday night One of the duPont dynasty which has been builded for 100 years by exploiting the common peo ple said I was a dangerous man He said he would take anybody but me for president Thank God 1 have not lived in vain when I can convince those men and the Standard and Sun Oil companies that they can not control Thursday afternoon in paying final tributes to John L Hammill who had served Iowa as governor for three terms in addition to holding many other official positions Busi ness in Britt waa suspended during the services At noon lunch was served to the large number from out of town here for the services at the F A Bandy home by members of the Or der of Eastern Star During the day as the body lay in state the M E church many came to see for the last time the face of the man who was largely responsible for Iowas good roads program who held high ranks in Masonic circles and whose public life was marked with the some sincerity as he showed as private citizen A guard of honor furnished from Mason City national guard com panies stood near the casket Private services were held at the home preceding the publicservices at the M E church at A dele gation of Mason City guardsmen ar rived to escortthe body from the church to the cemetery 2 Year Old Boy to Death When Barn Is Razed by Flames ADAIR Delano Darl ing 2 year old son of Mr and Mrs Bob Darling farmers living near here burned to death Wednesday evening when fire destroyed the barn on the farm Mrs Darling said another son me if I should become the flames Bobby 5 and a sister Mary Rose 3 ran into the house to tell her the barn was afire She said they were unable to explain how the fire started or how Max was trapped by 91 Year Old Iowa Twins Dont Claim Any Record PULASKI Jane Giles and MissRachel Rader dont claim absolutely theyre the nations old est living twins They do claim however they are older than Joe and Dave Naddux of Philo who recently claimed to be the nations oldest twins We celebrated our ninetyfirst birthdays Jan 15 Mrs Giles and Miss Rader declared Thursday which makes us 19days older than the Maddux boys who said they were 91 Feb 3 And whats the Pulaski twins said we have a big brother to prove The big brother is 97 year old Anthony Rader who has been a mason 70 of his 97 years As further proof the Pulaaki twins offer the Rader family Bible with their birthdates faded but still legible inscribed in it declared the Pulaski twins just the nations oldest is until some twins pop up that are older LEAGUE TO SEND APPEAL TO BOTH NATIONS AT WAR France Ready to Act If Hitler Continues to Fortify Rhine By JOSEPH E SHARKEY Copyright The Associated GENEVA The committee of 13 of the league of nations decided Thursday to send a supreme appeal to Italy and Ethiopia to abstain from the use of poison gas in tee east African war The decision mads upon the re commendation of British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden was ap proved without passing upon alle gations that Italy has already used gas in her Ethiopia invasion The committee action urges the two governments to observe the provisions of the antigas conven tion and followed an appeal by Eden to Italy not to use poison gas against Ethiopia Eden Makes Appeal Eden made his appeal shortly after French ministers informed him that if Germany should con tinue its violation of treaties through erecting fortifications along the Rhine France reserved the right to take any steps she felt the situation justified The French asserted that the building of fortifications in the Rhineland zone would be a direct violation of the Versailles treaty which the league decided Germany i broke by placing troops in the de I militarized Rhineland j The British cabinet minister sug gested that in order to make the leagues attitude impartial bot Italy and Etbiiopia give pledges not ot resort to the use of gas which is prohibited in warfare under inter national treaties Always With Approval In the course of his speech Eden remarked that when armies in the field or aviators used poison gas it was always with the approval of their high command thereby insin uating that Premier Mussolinis general staff authorized the use of gas Eden declared it was known that since the beginning of hostilities Italy had shipped 259 tons of poi son gas through the Suez canal A subcommittee of jurists se lected Wednesday to investigate the gas charges reported to the com mittee of 13 that any competent or gan of the league particularly the council has the power to inquire as to whether belligerents are violating the convention prohibiting the use Of gas U S Signed Treaty The jurists also stated that the signatories of the antigas conven tion naturally have the right to in sure as to what extent the conven tion is being followed In this connection it was re marked that the United States sign ed the 1925 treaty prohibiting the useof poison gas Salvador de Madariaga chair man of the league conciliation com mittee of 13 sought definite state ments from both Italy and Ethio pia of their terms for negotiation of East African peace Ready to Talk Peace Ethiopias minister 10 Paris Wolde Mariam told both Eden and de Madariaga his nation was wil ling to talk peace but only under league auspices and within the cov enant framework De Madariaga waa to report Sack to the conciliation committee after conferring also with Baron Pompeo Alofsi Italys Geneva representa tive In the related Locarno crisis Frances new plan for European peace based on collective secur with mutual assistance pacts to be backed by an international army under the league stirred a storm of criticism both in France and in other nations Held Too Widespread French skepticism domestic criticism as too vision ary and foreign charges of im practicable followed the publica tion Wednesday of Frances plan for settlement of the crisis precipi tated by Germanys violation of ex isting treaties The German press giving evi dence at inspiration from higher sources was particularly critical ot the French proposals advanced in rebuttal to Adolph Hitlers own sug gestion for four month negotiation of new nonaggression treaties The concensus of the British press was that Prime Minister Stanley Baldwins government must now work to coordinate the German and French final defi nite CLAIM HAILE SELASSIE HAS SHAVED OFF BEARD ROME A Stefani Italian news agency dispatch from t iekj ;