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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME UtLON E R 3 MEU S pr CF I s HOI N r c THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A ASSOCIAIUB PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 11936 tBlS PAPER CONSISTS Of TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 255 What Will Policy Be Speculate on F R Course If He Is ReElected By CHAKLES r STEWART ASHINGTON po litical question one hears oftcn est asked in Washington is If President Roosevelt is re elected what will his next terms policy be There are not many profes sional politicians in the capital just now except those holding ap pointive jobs and they can afford to talk only very cautiously Par enthetically it is amazing how many of them confidently are antinew deal Civil service functionaries nat urally are so they feel that their service has been almost mortally stabbed by the Farleyesque patron age system But plenty of emer gency officeholders the new deals patronage are very much sotto voce antiRoosevelt too Scribes Are Puzzled However the congressional folk some of whom do not consider themselves absolutely dependent upon their official superiors favor and therefore can say whether they are pro or mostly are scattered out in the sticks cam paigning The newspaper boys are the ones who are here and are at lib erty to express not through the columns of their various journals but in personal conversation These chaps are well informed A couple of hundred of them at tend every press conference that the president holds when in Wash ington It is an essential part of their business to understand him if they can They have been studying Mm and as scientifically as possible I thinls for several years And he has them stumped He Has Zigzagged The present white house tenant unquestionably was accepted upon his inauguration more or less as a leftist In general he has kept to the left but he has had his swings to the riplit Some correspondents have rc sded him as essentially to the left with only such rightward deviations as he deemed imperative Some have argued that he was to the righthand by preference making nothing bu asional necessary de lours to the it The great majority I am sure are convinced that he has zigzagged partly probably experimentally but also partly with the chances of his 1936 reelection in view Independent Now if he is reelected will he suddenly assume an independent at titude If so which way will it the righthand or the left Which is he only one more term ahead of him A leftist by genuine a no reelection ahead with which to reckon No echo answers The Washington correspondential theory is that the president himself doesnt The boys believe that he will be a liberal or even a radical if Nov 3 so dictates a conservative or even a reactionary if one of these is the trend on Nov 3 For politicians this is a very confusing neertain situation Confesses SOO Robbery SIOUX CITY Chief Stanley Benner reported Dutch Leonard 32 of South Sioux City confessed to a 5300 cash robbery of the Beechens liquor store here FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night anil Sundiiy with rising temperatures MINNESOTA Fair in south unsettled in north with occasion al rain Saturday night and Sun day cooler in northwest portion Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 30 Minimum in Night BO At S A M Saturday 5 Upward the mercury is gradually working its way these days and the formula for rain apparently lost for keeps WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather cut look for the period of Aug 3 to S For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Not much precipitation indicated cooler north portion first of week near normal thereafter GIRL ADMITS SLAYING MOTHER 1936 Farm Income May Be Largest in 6 Years CROP LOSS MORE THAN OFFSET BY GAINS IN PRICES Traders Cite Danger of Worldwide Scarcity of Wheat IOWA DROUGHT ON PAGE 2 j CHICAGO farm prices at the highest general level since 1930 as a result of the protracted drought market analysts Saturday forecast that 1936 farm income might be the largest in six years barring further serious crop losses Fanners income in the first half of the year was great er than a year ago the government estimated Since then the rise in prices of important agricultural some cases the sharpest since war be lieved by most observers to have more than offset the serious crop losses due to heat and lack of rain Danger ot Scarcity Traders cited the danger of a world wheat scarcity as grain prices spurted upward in foreign and do mestic markets There was no sign of the deluge needed to halt the steady deterioration in midwestern fields Forecasters promised generally fair and warmer weather for the midcontinent They foresaw the possibility of weekend local show ers only in thft northern reaches of Minnesota and Wisconsin upper Michigan NorthDakota and pos sibly the western end ot South Da kota In effect the drought has taken away the income of farmers whose crops were destroyed and by lifting prices has given it to those pro ducers whose crops were successful Price Gains Sensational The advance in farm prices since the drought became a major mar ket influence about six weeks ago has been sensational From June 30 to July 15 the bureau of agricul tural economics said farm prices showed the greatest increase for any 30day period since August 1934 At midJuly when prices were lower than they are now the general level of values the bureau said was the best since September 1930 During the past week 1936 peak prices were established for virtual ly all major farm commodities wheat hogs corn rye oats bar ley eggs butter potatoes cheese lard and soy beans Corn sold in some cases at the highest level since 1929 Wheat was the best since July 1933 Eggs and butter futures sold the highest since 1930 Retires After Years at Milwaukee Roundhouse NO SIGN OF RAIN SEEN FOR IOWA Sun Peers Down on State From Cloudless Skies Mercury to Rise DBS MOINES sun peered down on Iowa from cloud less skies Saturday and the weath erman forecast rising temperatures adding that there was no sign of rain in the immediate offing Inwood reported 94 for the high est temperature in the state Fri day At Marshalltown the mercury got down to iS early Saturday for the low Not a drop of rain was reported in the state during the last 21 hours Top temperatures Saturday were expected to hang around 05 de grees the weatherman said Sun day the maximums arc expected to flirt with the century mark William Johnson is shown above presenting a suitcase the gilt of Blilvvaukee roundhouse workmen to their associate James Conners who retired Friday evening alter nn employment record of 56y2 years Coimers is shown in the cliair Left to right standing are members of the committee making the presentation E J Dougherty night roundhouse foreman J L Rice machinist representative Frank Kinselkv boilerraakers representative H L McCaughey roundhouse foreman and Mr Johnson Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Conners Sets Record for Continuous Employment Clear Lake Couple Hurt When Switch Engine Strikes Car Mrs W H Dickerson Clear Lake received bruises on the chest right arm and shoulder when the car in which she was riding was struck by a Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific railroad switch engine about oclock Friday night at the railroad crossing on Carolina avenue scutheast The car which was driven by Mr Dickerson was badly damaged Mr Dicscrson received a slight injury to his arm Mrs Dickerson was ta ken to the Park hospital and was dismissed Saturday Steve Allen I 531 Ninth street southeast was the I rbout it engineer and Bill Hart 121 Sixth iim didnt i street southwest was foreman I what hi nlans Leaves Railroad After Years of Service James W Conners 721 Jersey avenue southeast retired from his job as boilermaker at the Milwau kee roundhouse here Friday eve ning He had held the job for 56i years establishing a new high rec ord for continuous employment on the railroad in Mason City As the veteran boilermaker who nearly 80 years of age went about his duties Friday with the same steady hand that has characterized more than a half century of serv ice he was warned by his chief H L McCaughey round house fore man to be careful and not get in jured Had No Injuries We dont want you to get hurt on the last day youre with us said McCaughey I have worked at this job for 56i years and never had a report able accident was Conners an swer Because of this record it was probably fitting that the workmen Friday afternoon gathered for a safetyfirst meeting at the conclu sion of which they presented to Conners a leather suitcase as an expression of their best wishes With the was an auto jraph book in which each of the old mans associates expressed his best wishes to the retiring Boilermaker He Taught Them It was an impressive scene as the mechanics covered with grime and grease from their days work filed around to shake hands with Jim Tears came to the eyes of msmy of them To most of them he had been ar instructor in the trade Old Jim had seen many boiler makers ana mechanics come ana go since he started work in the roundhouse immediately upon its completion in 1SSO That year he carne to Mason City from Cham paign 111 where he had had a little previous experience in the railroad game For 20 years he was boilermaker foreman but he gave this position up voluntarily five years ago be cause of his advancing age During his working career he worked under every superintendent roundhouse foreman and master mechanic this division ever had So it wasnt any wonder that hard boiled mechanics felt a little tugging at the heart strings when they said coodbye to Jim All Felt That Way While he will be away we will Fill be thinking of Jim was the way one of them put it And from the looks of things that was pretty much the way all the boys felt something of going to California for the winter He was admonished about avoiding association with too many movie stars Then he was escorted to a wait ing car Goodbye Goodbye Jirn Have You Read Your Newspaper SLIGHT MIXUP HELPS FARMER Townsend Plan RA Second Hand McrryGoRound Are Involved EVENING SHADE Ark slight mixup involving 200 the re settlement administration the Townsend pension plan and a sec ond hand merrygoround have just about made George E Marlin Max ville farmer an independent busi nessman Marlin applied to the resettlement administration for aid early this year and enrolled as a client of the new deal agency was sold a team of mules Subsequently the resettlement ad ministrations finance department arranged to pay for the mules but through a clerical error sent the check to Marlin instead of having it cleared through the local office which was handling his case First Pension Payment When the farmer got the made in the even amount of 5200 he decided it represented his first monthly old age pension allotment under the Townsend plan about which he heard much discussion Marlin also recalled that under the Townsend plan the pension was to be spent within 30 days He left for Batesville to comply The resettlement administration supervisor learned of the error and hurried to Batesville He found Marlin who told him the most he had been able to spend was5S5 all for a squeaky patchc and battered merrygoround Advised of Error Advised of his eiror Matlin said that if allowed to keep the merry goround he would sec that the loan from the government was repaid M CL D current political campaign INOW IVlUSt OnOW DeeS brought an unusual number of pic I nics barbecues and pic suppers to POMONA Cal V S e v c n I this section Marlin and his por table merrygoround went to all of them 1 What precedent was broken the past week by President Roose velt 2 What former member of the Iowa state railroad commission died 3 Who are the democratic nom inees for1 the Iowa supreme court Who won the democratic sen atorial nomination in Oklahoma 5 Citizens of what nation were reported supplying arms to Span ish rebels 6 What was the Rev Nelson H Baker familiarly called 7 What ship made the swiftest crossing of the Atlantic but did not claim the record 8 The first steel strike in the drive to unionize the industry was settled in what Illinois city 9 What film actress sought custody of her daughter 10 What ousted Olympic ath lete was guest of the former Ger man crown prince ANSWERS ON 2 Gets Loans for Bees times say department of justice agents Clyde E Molcsworth ob tained farm credit administration loans to buy a sugar compound to feed his 250 colonies of bees The matter of the loans was all right but when agents decided to have a look at the bees they couldnt find them Molesworth was held under S5 000 bond and given until Aug 7 to produce the bees say much were He shout talked Wrecking Crew Gets Auto Out of River ST LOUIS Vi Harry Lark ins car just wouldnt start so h decided on br tried and true meth od of pushing it down a hill A wrecking crew fished the machine out of the Mississippi river Sufficient cash was accumulated to repay the governments and put up a nest egg Now Marlin plans to buy another merrygoround and go into the en tertainment business on a full time basis Temperatures Go Up Again at City Hall TUCSON Ariz hall employes rejoiced when they found an unused air cooling system in the basement It was repaired and they enjoyed a month of cooling blasts until the city manager received a rlrrtririty hill have gone up ajain SPAINS CAPITAL DIGS IN TO FACE FASCIST ATTACK Two Leftist Columns on Way to Raid Rebel Stronghold SITUATION AT A GLANCK By The Associated 1ress Madrid strengthens its de fenses against a crucial fascist offensive Rebels reinforce their militia at Roblegordo to speed their drive against the capital France pushes an investiga tion of alleged Italian aid to the rebels by sending planes and mu nitions French opinion however solidi fies for neutrality in fear of pro voking open Italian and German intervention London is reported cool to ov ertures for a BrilishFrench Italian neutrality agreement Evacuation Of all Americans desiring to leave Madrid is re ported completed INTENT ON CRUSHING REBELS AT ZARAGGZA By The Associated Press Two columns of fresh leftist troops intent on crushing the rebel stronghold of Zaragoza in north eastern Spain apparently executed an encircling movement on that city Saturday as Madrid dug in for fas cist assaults As insurrectionist troops and loy alists sparred for an opening which would turn the tide of civil war a spokesman for Italian flyers seized in French Morocco as they were en route to African rebel headquarters said they were emissaries from a private Italian company Word from Rabat French Mo rocco said six of 11 flyers forced clown by bad weather in French Morocco had appealed to the Italian consul to help obtain their release Financed in Italy The head of their aerial caravan widely reported to be transporting arms and ammunition for Gen Francisco Francos rebels was quoted as admitting he led an ex pedition financed by a private Ital ian concern to deliver supplies to the fascists The French government initiated an investigation to determine the nature of the expedition At the war front troops from Madrid and Barcelona established contact for renewed assaults on Zaragoza in an effort to open up communications in the rebel area of northern Spain Joined by Royalists Rebel troops arriving at Burgos from the Guadarrama mountains told of advancing over the bodies of women communist warriors who fought like tigresses Sources close to the former Span ish royal family at Cannes France said Prince Carlos brotherinlaw of the prince of the Asturias prob ably would join the Spanish insur rectionists He was interested in determining the attitude of the rebels toward the Bourbon royal house While France maintained a posi tion of clear neutrality Minister of the Interior Roger Salengro told provincial officials French and foreign volunteers desiring to go to Spain may do so if they have regu lar passports Defenses The volunteers however must not bear arms on French territory he added In Madrid defenses w ere strengthened and the military ma chine was groomed Fresh offensives weir ordered against icbcl strongholds both north and south of Madrid Strict discipline inside the capital ivas de creed At Roblegordo the fascist militia was reinforced to speed up the ad vance on Madrid Long truck caravans rumbled over shell torn roads bringing fighters to the front lines for a fin al attack on Buitrago 10 miles north of Madrid France to Stay Neutral Fridays flurry in French politic al circles over the possibility of in ternational repercussions from a flight of Italian seaplanes to Span ish Morocco seemed to have sim mered down to a French determin ation to remain neutral Informed soniccs in Paris said the danger of provoking open Gcr LOOK INSIDE CftD r WIY SHIRLEY TEMPLE Youth Pleads Guilty to Extortion Attempt ON PAGE 2 Com Market 18 Cents Higher Than Week Ago ON PAGE 12 Nature School lo Open at McGregor Monday ON PAGE S Berlin Olympic Events Opened by Adolf Hitler ON PAGE D 5 KILLED AS GAR Wife and Three Children of Hospitalized War Vet Among Victims HARVARD 111 per sons including the wife and three children of a hopitalizcd war vet eran were killed early Saturday when their large sedan struck with terrific force a concrete bridge abutment on route two miles west of nearby Hebron The sixth passenger another child of the veteran was so severely in jured that he was nut expected to live The dead Mrs John P Casazza Kcnosha Wis Her three children Saiah 19 Freddie 9 and Patricia S Raymond Barnes 17 a friend of the Casazzas also of Kcnosha The injured son was Sam Cas azza believed to have been the driver of the car He was taken to the hospital here where attendants said they expected his death mo mentarily Patricia died iu the hospital heie several hours after the crash The others were dead when they wcro taken from the vvtcekage Blums socialist government to taki a middle of the road course Reliable sources said Berlin ami Rome might have two interests in the success of the rebellion Pre mier Mussolini might want conces sions in North Africa to assist Italys expansion in Ihe Mediter ranean and Rcichsfiichrcr Hitler might have an agreement with Mus solini to gain that and other ends All Refugees The last detachment of Britisn refugees from Madrid left for Va lencia seaport by train All Amer icans who had desired to leave the capital have been evacuated Opezatioiis on the northern front of the rebels indicated they expect ed a long tussle tor possession of Madrid Lisbon Portugal heard a rebel broadcast whirl described the de parture for Valencia from Scvillr ot insurgent volunteers of death aviators pledged to sacrifice their lives in hurtling cxplosivekulen planes into loynl Spnnish st Tempciaturcs j man and Italian fascist nid for the j holds Thru nhjrrtivp was three Spanish rebels had eaucii Leon government warships HATCHET KILLER SAYSBOYFRIEND HELD HER VICTIM 17 Year Old Girl and Her Sweetheart Booked on Murder Charges BAYONNE N J Chief Cornelius J ONeill an nounced Saturday Gladys Mae Knight 17 had confessed she killed her mother with a hatchet while her IS year old chorister sweet heart held the mothers arms The girl and her sweetheart Donald Wightman were booked nn murder charges after all night questioning ONeill quoted the girl as con fessing she had quarreled with hei mother Mrs Helen MacKnight that Wightman seized the mother who had a knife in her hand and she hit the mother on the head with a hatchet Wightman a chorister in a radio religious hour confessed thr slay ing when he and the girl were ar rested in flight but later changed his story and accused her police said Hi Tells Tnilh At first the girl insisted she was holding her mother when Wight man struck the fatal blow too quickly for the girl to stop him ONeill said When the sweethearts were brought face to face after separate questioning Wightman said to the girl 1 told the truth Why dont you I want time to think it over she replied She was led back to another room for questioning and ONeill said soon confessed the slaying The girl told him ONeill said that she asked her mother to pre pare an early dinner last evening because she had an appointment to play tennis with Wightman Have Bitter Quarrel Get it ready yourself if yon wanl it cfirly the mother was quoted a replying This led to a bitter quarrel bp tween the two ONeill said the girl stated and the mother brandished a butcher knife at the girl Wightman seized ihe mother by the arms and the girl grabbed the hatchet from the top of an icebox and struck her mother on the head once or twice ONeill said she con fessed As the other fell moaning Wight man said hit her again ONeill quoted the girl as saying ONeill said the gin confessed she and Wightman had discussed her mother who was said to have dis liked Wightman in a bitter and threatening manner several times in recent weeks Too Old Fashioned The girl was quoted as sayingher mother was too old fashioned ONeill said she admitted the truth of Wijjhtmans later declaration that while they fled in an auto they de cided he should take the blame for the slaying and absolve the girl Police said the girl of athletic builrl was cool during the long ques tioning and sat with legs crossed and arms folded shooting back an swers quickly to their questions She was dressed in a tennis out sport waist navy blue oulotte anklets and sneakers She and Wightman were ar raigned Saturday before Recorder Raymond J Cuddy Acting Police Chief Harry Walsh of Jersey City first quoted the youth as saying he killed Mrs MacKnight when she threatened him with butcher knife because be kissed her I daughter j Later police inid he changed his I story I The couple was apprehended in i Jersey City in an automobile owned by the girls father Chief Walsh said they told him they planned to flpR I to Canada but decided later to go to j Washington I Their only rcsounes were yljo They decide in Plainficld to return and surrender Walsh said In Jersey City they parked in a dark street to talk it over Walsh said they told him and fled in their car when police approached He said they were arrested at the point of a machine gun The slaying was discovered by the vjctims husband Edgar W Mac Knight mechanical engineer at th5 General Cable companv when he ro turned home from work I I AsMssrd Vnlur Reduced PKS MOINKS K Val entine ehainunn of the Iowa state boarrl of apessnicnt nnrl review reported the assessed value of all railroad property in Tnva year was relurni 52finnonnn nr lV per rn from the figure ;