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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 10, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST SECTION ONE NO 262 F R SAYS REACTION WILL NOT LAST DROUGHTS TOLL ON CROPS SEEN IN U S REPORT Smallest Iowa Production of Com in 42 Years Shown Aug 1 WASHINGTON Droughts toll on the nations crops was shown Monday when the department of agriculture forecast this years corn crop based on Aug 1 conditions at bushels A month ago bushels were indicated Last year bushels were produced Wheat production was forecast at bushels compared with a month ago and produced last year The preliminary estimate of the winter wheat crop is bushels compared with a month ago and pro duced last year All spring wheat production in cluding durum wheat is indicated as bushels compared with a month ago and produced last year Durum wheat production is indi cated as bushels compared with a month and produced last year All other spring wheat is indi cated as bushels com pared with a month ago and produced last year The oats crop is indicated as bushels compared with a month ago and 000 produced last year DROUGHT HOPPERS HEAT A2tt HAIL CAUSE DAMAGE DES MOINES M Carl federal agricultural statisti cian reported Monday that the con dition of the Iowa corn crop Aug 1 indicated the smallest production in the state in 42 years The 1936 crop was estimated at bushels compared with in 1935 and in 1934 Unprecedented drought grass hoppers high temperatures hail and chinch bugs thinned the crop dur ing July until it was reduced to about 37 per cent of normal Carl said the reported condition of the corn crop Aug 1 indicates a very severe loss in every county in Iowa although the most severe loss has occurred in the western and southern onethird areas of the state in some counties reports in dicating an almost total loss of corn for Almost Total Loss The statistician said counties ex pected to show an almost total loss are Plymouth Woodbury Harrison Taylor Ringgold Decatur and Wayne In each of these counties the reported condition is 15 per cent or less with Ringgold being the lowest with 11 per cent Carl said that late fields yet un tasseled toward the end of the July heat wave have since tasseled and shown some probability of pollin ating It is problematical he said if these late formed shoots and cars can possibly mature in the re maining growing season even in the event of late frosts Carl said that future influences on this late com as well as on the rest of the crop cannot be forecast Some Slight Improvement The remarkable resistance against the deteriorating influences by the corn in certain areas or fields lends some proof of probably siight improvement in the event of ideal influences during the future portions of the crop growing sea son Since the first of the month rainfall has not covered the state no area received sufficient amount to insure more than a tem porary Carl ob served He added that the benefit in the area receiving rain since the first of the month will be in some im provement of fodder rather than in grain Carl said the winter wheat crop threshed out better than expected a month ago with the average yield of 23 bushels an acre the highest average for the state since 1922 Total production at bush els compares with harvest ed in 1935 and the 5 year average 192832 production of bushels U S May ReEstablish European Navy Squadron Large Crowds Hear 300 Bandsmen at Clear Lake Festival The Clear Lake park was jammed and the surrounding blocks fille d with listeners an 300 North Iowa band members joined in a mass con cert at the fifth annual band festival Sunday Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Massed Band Concert Is Climax to Lake Festival Suffers Broken Back DES MOINES Pa trolman W M Perrm 31 suffered a broken back when the motorcycle he was riding home to lunch col lided with an automobile driven by Mrs Mae McMahan at an intersec tion FORECAST Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday rising temper atures in east and central por tions MINNESOTA Fair in south cloudy in north portion Monday night and Tuesday possibly show ers in extreme north portion Tuesday warmer in southeast portion Monday night Tuesday cooler in northwest wanner in extreme southeast portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 101 Minimum in Night 38 At 8 A Monday 3 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 9i Minimum in Night At 8 A Sunday 80 Trace of rain It lightninged and it but it almost took a microscope to find the few drops of rain which descended on Mason City in the early morning hours Sunday Sun day saw the Augusts first temper ature above 100 Monday opened sunny and cloudless LOOK INSIDE PAUL RICHARD MULLER Return Open Verdict in Hanging at Osage ON PAGE 2 Japanese Swimmers Set 800 Meter Record ON PAGE 9 Iowa FarmtoMarket Road Projects to Start ON PAGE 8 Council Bluffs Gets Landons Greetings ON PAGE 2 CLEAR massed band of 300 or more pieces conducted by Herbert Gutstein Chicago formerly assistant direc tor of Northwestern University band climaxed the Clear Lake an nual band festival Sunday evening in the City park Immense crowds and a perfect dav combined to make this Clear Lakes fifth annual band festival one of the most successful ever held in the city Sixteen musical organ izations from North Central Iowa communities participated in the I program which started at noon and continued throughout the afternoon and evening Gutsteins direction of the huge massed band however was the big event of the day The noted di rector who is employed by the edu cational department of C G Conn was high in his praise for the manner in which the massed organization of musicians per formed Gutstein happened to be in the southern part of the state when he learned the festival was to be held here and immediately made plans to attend Praises Bandsmen While praising the work of the mammoth band the Conn expert called particular attention to Clear Lakes drummer Marguerite Win nie whom he described as a girl who knew her Another guest conductor was Alonzo Leach Des Moines secre tary of the Iowa Bandmasters as sociation who directed a group of numbers M E Hunt Sheffield band conductor and Melvin Hill director of the Manly band also conducted numbers Karl King Fort Dodge composer and band di rector was momentarily expected and the program was extended in the hope that he might arrive but in vain The evening program closed with novelties by Law brothers who gave vocal and guitar selections Vances Guitar Ensemble and the Girls Dutch and Little German bands from the Clear Lake organ ization Brought Picnic Lunches The crowd in attendance was one of the largest the lake has seen for some time By noon when the first number was played by the city band the park was well filled and parking space at a premium several blocks of the center of town Many groups brought picnic luncheons with them and park tables benches and tablecloths spread on theground were sur rounded with hungry persons Many park tables did duty for more than one group even to four or five each Extra tables had been brought in from the city hall too but all were in use By midafternoon standing room was difficult to find close to the platform erected by the Commercial club in the western end of the park for the use of festival bands Those who brought camp chairs with them were the only ones sure of having a seat although extra benches were brought from the Community build ing Gave Special Numbers A special treat in the musical pro gram was brought to the festival through the courtesy of Vance Music company of Mason City which procured Dick Harold In dianapolis to give several numbers on his Dellape organtone accordion Mr Harold is traveling with Ralph Jordan a representative of the Chicago Musical Instrument company for two weeks demonstra ting his accordion which is known as the worlds most expensive ac cordion being valued at Mr Jordan and Mr Harold had notified the Vance Music company that they would be in Mason City Wednesday but Mr Vance per suaded them to change their itiner ary and make Clear Lake for the festival Mr Harold played Dizzy Dark Nola and a very special arrangement of that popular number Smoke Gets in Your In Cornet Trio The Mason City municipal band Included special numbers in its pro gram played at 3 p m Craig Mc Henry appeared in a cornet solo Walter Beuhler in a baritone solo and Mr McHenry Carleton Stew art and Bob Bagley in a cornet trio Numbers by the Garner Dutch Spellers conducted by Charles Betbke in costume created much amusement and caused much laugh ter especially when he added some pertinent comment in the German tongue Of all the groups which took part in the festival program none show ed more pleasure in performance nor earnestness than the Clear Lake Junior Drum corps consisting of 40 boys and girls from 7 years up They drew a big hand at the close of their concert which ended with Iowas Corn song Delights Audience Following the concert by Vances Accordion Ensemble and the spe cial numbers byDickHarold John Siesseger Clear Lakes accordion soloist played Twelfth Street Rag to a delighted audience With but few exceptions the pro gram was carried out as published The Rockwell band was conducted by W L Williams instead of Gerald Miller as stated in the program The Sheffield band conducted by M E Hunt inadvertantly omitted from the programs played at In the absence of that band the time allotted to Marble Rock was occupied by novelty numbers by the Clear Lake band The Clear Lake Music Mothers club which had a refreshment stand on the south side of the park was busy all day with drinks and re freshments for the hungry and thirsty The extreme heat of the day made their place more popular Prof H O Talle of Luther col lege was introduced by Dr A B Phillips mayor of Clear Lake as the business manager of the Luther college band now touring Europe and as a member of Sousas band during the World war Mr Talle is republican nominee for representa tive in congress from the fourth district Report W C Fields to Be Convalescing PASADENA C Fields motion picture comedian was re ported Monday as convalescing slowly in a sanitarium here from the effects of an attack of pneu monia he suffered several weeks ago Attendants said the bulbous nosed actor with the stentorian voice is able to sit up a few hours daily Run Over by Tractor Dies CLARION Wilson 62 farmer run over by a tractor July 23 when he cranked the engine not knowing the gears were meshed died of his injuries Dont Sell Iowa Short F A Moscrip in Marshalltown TimesRepublican We have had a rain in some protracted heat and drought This heat with lack of moisture has damaged corn and shortened pastures and forage But these facts should not mislead our own people All is not had grain crops We shall have some corn Many fields of corn which will be short of ears will provide a lot of forage Our hogs and cattle are still growing Our hens are still laying eggs Dry weather has damaged us but we are far from being ruined We are a long way from a burned up status Rains will cause great recuperation Iowa is getting some unfavorable publicity because of exaggerated stories repeated elsewhere A traveler passing through the state will observe here and there a field of corn that is all gone That same farm may have produced food supplies in other directions of con siderable value If the observer had looked about he might have discovered a big flock of hens which have produced hundreds of dozens of eggs The diet of these chickens has been mostly grasshoppers The price of eggs has been high The loss of corn has been over come in some measure by the chickens Why talk about the corn and ignore otherimportant facts relative to this same farm On another farm there will be half a crop of corn On another the corn will produce a lot of forage On still other farms the corn yield will be only slightly below average and all of them have hogs cattle chickens and some small grain Reed crop statistician estimates half a corn crop for the state He is prob ably right But corn is only one of a large number of Iowa products Let us balance our perspective of Iowa before we start broadcasting the faults of the state We have been somewhat disfigured by a long hot and dry spell but we are still in the ring and going strong Dont sell Iowa short ALL CITIZENS IN SPAIN URGED TO LEAVE COUNTRY Shell Fired by Spanish Fascists Kills Subject of Great Britain WASHINGTON possibil ity of the reestablishment of a European squadron of the navy emerged Monday from a white house conference attended by Pres ident Roosevelt Secretary Swanson and Admiral William H Standley chief of naval operations Almost simultaneously the state department made known that American embassy officials in Mad rid have advised all United States citizens remaining in the Spanish capital to leave Eric C Wendelin American charge daffaires at Madrid in a dispatch filed Sunday night reported an increasingly threatening situation prevailed in that revolution troubled city Admiral Standley who has been acting as navy secretary during the recent extended illness of Swanson told newsmen as he left the white house that recreation of a European squadron was discussed LOYALISTS REPORT CAPTURE OF 13 REBEL STRONGHOLDS By The Associated Press Capture of 13 Spanish communi ties dominated by rebels was an nounced by Madrids loyalist troops Monday as4nsurgents massed in the far north for an offensive against San Sebastian and The government predicted a quick end to the civil war now in its twentythird day The death of a British subject meanwhile was looked upon in dip lomatic circles as holding poteniali ties which might endanger a gener al European accord sponsored by France for nonintervention in Spain Government claims covered Re pulse of a rebel attack at Navel peral in the Guadarrama moun tains with 800 fascists reported killed capture of the town of Lu gones arid seizure of a munitions factory in Oviedo province occupa tion Of 10 towns in Teruel province during an advance on Zaragoza of the towns of Gelsa and Ola to a loyal column also march ing on Zaragoza and capture of Ibiza capital of an island of the same name in the Balearics SheU Kills Briton Capt Rupert Saville retired Bri tish naval officer was killed by a rebel shell aboard his yacht in Gi jon harbor His wife was wounded Great Britain had warned both sides to the Spanish conflict suit able steps would be taken to pro tect British lives and property Reports from rebel lines near the Franco Spanish border related forces of fascists were gathering for an attack on both San Sebas ian and Irun The Madrid war min istry said insurgents at Burgos and Valladolid faced dangers of epi demics because the bodies of the dead were not buried Reports received in Hendaye France said Gen Emilio Mola rebel commander in the north had been urged by Gen Francisco Franco generalissimo of the revolution to take SanBebastian and Irun as a block against possible rear guard attacks by leftist militia Fascists Claim Victory Fascists claimed victory at Huesca in northeastern Spain in an engagement costing the lives of 100 loyalist troops Germanys and Portugals accep tance of the French suggestion for nonintervention encouraged Paris though Saviles death at Gijon it was thought might complicate the diplomatic arrangements Nine na tions would be parties to the ac cord In Paris former Spanish Presi dent Niceto Alcala Zamora said civil war became possible only af ter he was ousted from office He himself constituted he said a real obstacle to civil war The Madrid correspondent of a Paris newspaper reported the dis appearance of Miguel Gamazo Maura former Spanish minister of the interior The newspaper said fears had arisen he had been taken prisoner and possibly executed by leftists Two German vessels landed 171 refugees from Spain at Bayonne France Farmer Hangs Self BLOOMFIELD Walter Thompson 50 Drakesville farmer who has been suffering ill health hanged himself Another Man Mentioned in Astor Affair Mary Quizzed About Her Relations With George Kaufman BULLETIN LOS ANGELES Mary Astor testified that John Barry more poured out his troubles her after that famous transcon tinental trip of LOS ANGELES name of another man was drawn into the marital dispute of Mary Astor and Dr Franklyn Thorpe Monday the actress was subjected to sharp cross examination concerning her relations with George S Kaufman Broadway dramatist The auburn haired movie star said under questioning oy Joseph Anderson attorney for Dr Thorpe that she saw a Bennett Cerf in New York and went out with him several Cerf was not further identified Meantime Judge Goodwin Knight issued a bench warrant for Kauf man who is under subpena to tes tify for Dr Thorpe but who failed to appear I Am Not Miss Astor shot back at Ander son with I am not that is not that I and I dont recall as he asked her if it was not true that you had been living with George Kaufman in various places in the United The actress is suing to set aside her marriage with Dr Thorpe and to regain custody of their 4 year old daughter Countering Miss Asters suit Dr Thorpe has charged her with gross immoral Previously Attorney Anderson said that Kaufmans name figured in the diary kept by the actress portions of which may be intro duced in evidence later The actress a week ago testified that Dr Thorpe knew of her friend ship with Kaufman and condoned it Settlement Is Seen The first questions put to the actress Monday in the crowded courtroom brought Roland Rich Woolley her attorney to his feet at once shouting objections Hollywood buzzed with rumors over the weekend that a settle ment might be reached in the case in an effort to keep from public scrutiny the actress diary The judge interposed and Ander son was permitted to proceed with the questioning of Miss Astor the time you had this con versation with Dr Thorpe when you said he had condoned your ac tion with George Kaufman was anything said as to what conduct you had had with George Kaufman inasmuch as it had no bearing on the issue He possibly mentioned he could use it against me there nothing said about your conduct with George Kauf man am not sure Denies Charge True you recall Dr Thorpe telling you that you had been living with George Kaufman in various places in the United States because that is not true he tell you that you had beea living with George Kauf man at Palm Springs he didnt and that is un true QWell didnt he tell you that you had been seeing George Kauf man at the Beverly Wilshire hotel because I told him so Dr Thorpe tell you how many times you had gone to the Beverly Wilshire with George Kauf man that I remember Dr Thorpe tell you in this conversation that your going to Beverly Wilshire with George Kaufman would cause notoriety and scandal dont recall Reconsider Refusal to Pay Lawyers Fee BEDFORD county supervisors reconsidered their re fusal to pay a fee asked by Attorney James R Locke for his services as special prosecutor in the HortonJohnson murder trial The board at first voted to refuse pay ment although the bill bore the ap proval of District Judge Homer A Fuller SUPREME COURT NOT CHEERED BY LABOR HE SAYS Labor League Told of New Political Lineup in 1940 WASHINGTON CT Labors nonpartisan leagues first national convention was told Monday by President Roosevelt that he was confident future history would show as it had in the past that a return to reactionary practices is ever short Just before the presidents letter was read to the convention George L Berry league president as serted that accomplishment of its first of Mr not complete its task and suggested that the league would have a part in a new poli tical alignment in 1940 In his letter the president said Curbed by Court During the past three years we have endeavored to correct through legislation certain of the evils in our economic system We have sought to put a stop to certain eco nomic practices which did not pro mote the general welfare Some of the laws which were enacted were declared invalid by the supreme court It is a notable fact that it was not the wage earn ers who cheered when those laws were declared invalid I greet you in the faith that future history will show as past history has so repeatedly and so effectively shown that a return to reactionary practices is ever short lived Havingtasted benefits liberation jnen and women do not for long forego those have implicit faith that we shall find our way to progress through Proud of Support The president said he was proud that the league was holding its meeting in support of his candi dacy for reelection This could not be the he added if you did not know out of the experience of the past three years that the present administra tion has endeavored to promote ths ideal of justice for the great masses of Americas wage earners and to make that ideal a There were other political high spots galore for the rest of the week including state primaries conventions and many speeches The two major presidential can didates however planned little 01 no campaigning F R Back at CapitaL After an absence of about a month President Roosevelt came back to the capital Monday for a flood conference to be followed by a tour of Pennsylvania and New York areas hit by spring floods About midweek Governor Landon is expected to head from Topeka for his ranch in Colorado for a va cation with his family before be ginning on Aug 20 a campaign swing that will carry him to his birthplace West Middlesex Pa Col Frank Knox Landons run ning mate turned Monday to White Sulphur Springs West to com pose his next major address before the West Virginia republican state convention Aug 13 Among other high spots of the week nominating primaries will be held on Tuesday in Arkansas Florida and Idaho the convention of the Rev Charles E Coughlins National Union for Social Justice opens Friday in and John D M Hamilton republican national chairman will make a ra dio speech at Columbus Ohio on Friday Coughlin ajid Townsend The weekend found Father Coughlin Dr Francis E Townsend and Representative William Lemke union party presidential candidate active on the speaking platform Hitting the policies of Roosevelt and Landon Father Coughlin told an audience at ScTanton I am asking you to support men because they support the principles which you love I know you are waiting for me to say something about the union party The national union for social justice is not going to support the union party or any party We are going to aupoprt men who will stand shoulder to shoulder to pre serve Ameirca for Americans and God There is only one set of can didates who stand for those prin ciples Lemke and OBrien Here he mentioned Lerake and Thomas OBrien Lemkes running mate and said we are supporting individuals we are not supporting Lemke speaking at Balaam ;