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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 12, 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 WLRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY AUGUST THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 264 Ickes and Hopkins Remain at Odds on Relief Project Views By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON tary of the In terior Harold L Ickes in his ca pacity as works adminis trator and Works Progress Admin istrator Harry L Hop kins are at log gerheads again Again isnt quite the right word to use They never have been otherwise than at logger heads but they are involved in a fresh major engagement The treasury department at President Roosevelts request is trying to arbitrate it It is a safe bet that it cannot be compromised IWA and WPA sound a good deal alike as initials but they are poles apart translated into terms of Ickes and Hopkins respectively A com promise between them means a compromise 100 per cent one way or the other Their Joint Sum Ickes and Hopkins iointly have to spend on relief work But it was left to the adminis tration to determine how much Ickes should have and how much Hopkins should have Now Ickes and Hopkins relief philosophies differ Ickes holds that public works even for relief purposes ought to be permanent in character not mere leaf raking He considers boondog made as the socialists say JAMES ROOSEVELT TO TALK HERE BIG DEMOCRATIC TO BE HELD SEPT 12 Presidents Eldest Son to Open Campaign in Farm Section James Roosevelt eldest son of the president of the United States will give an address in Mason City Sat urday afternoon Sept 12 Although arrangements for the event have not been completed ten tative plans are to hold a meeting which will be regarded as the open ing gun of the democratic national campaign in the agricultural sec tion at the North Iowa fairgrounds The younger Roosevelt is coming at the invitation of E G Dunn United States district attorney who has just returned from a trip to the east Plans are being made to have the address placed on a nationwide radio hookup Second Time Here This will be the second time that j Jimmy Roosevelt appears in Mason City and the third time in Iowa at the invitation of Mr Dunn He addressed a huge crowd at the fairgrounds here Sept 3 1933 and the following year spoke at a simi lar type of meeting arranged by the Mason Cityan at Iowa City Although Mr Roosevelt has not stated what phases of the adminis tration program his address will To Speak Here Borah Robinson TakeBigLeads manent construction for large expenditures for the material that goes into it Boondoggling he ar gues pays more immediate wages Argument for Ickes Personalty I am proIckes The materials he requires for his permanent projects have to be pro duced too That makes employment for collateral workmanships And in the end theres something to show for it There is not much to show for leafraking Still as Hopkins asserts his kind of relief may be more Anjway sympathizing Kins let Ickes have only 000 out Of the SI Ickes Blocked Ickes went to work with it He soon ran into this difficulty Every cent that he spends in wages must go to workers who were on the relief rolls Now Ickes projects call for many highly skilled laborers and projects carried on the past three and a half years This will probably include the administrations en deavor to solve the farm problem the labor program and the farm credit administration Biermann to Speak Plans are being made to have Fred Biermann fourth district rep resentative in congress running for reelection also as a speaker A number of other prominent demo crats from this and surrounding states are expected to be in at t h e administration I tendance It is hoped to bring a largely with HopI crowd of persons to the fair grounds for the address It is not certain as yet whether Mrs Roosevelt will accompany her husband to Maon City for the meet ing Mr Roosevelt is planning to fly here in order to get back to New York in time for a speaking en gagement there Local arrangements for Mr Roosevelts visit to the city are al ready under way in charge of the Cerro Gordo county democratic cen George comparatively too few of them are on the relief rolls to meet with his requirements He can get common labor but not skilled labor Conse quently his projects are held up As news dispatches express it he cant spend his It seems odd to say that a cabi net member with to spend cant spend it Yet that is the fix in which Sec retary Ickes finds himself Ickes More Valuable Hopkins certainlv appears to have had the breaks thus far in this controversy Ickes only out Of And he is tied up with all his projects Still he is a valuable speaker for the administration during the 1936 campaign He is worth more in fact than Hopkins for his prestige is greater He does not stand as well with the brain trust as Hopkins But he may stand better with the voters It will be interesting to see how the treasury department with the new deals prospects in view cides between them de Ethel Barrymore to Live in Retirement NEW YORK Barry more who came of a family rich in the traditions of the drama but who attained fame in her own right on the stage and screen looked for ward Wednesday to a life of re tirement in the country I have made up my mind that Im never going to appear in an other play she said I live in the country and I never want to live anywhere Convicted Kidnaper Beheaded in Germany BONN Germany Edu ard Giese 32 was behuaded Wed nesday in the first execution under Germanys new death penalty for kidnaping Giese was convicted of kidnaping the 31 year old son of a Bonn mer chant July 14 tral committee of which Ludeman is chairman Following are the committees se lected for various details of the meeting Finance Snyder Tad Martin Henry Hoffman and W V Loring Publicity and Advertising Com Carle Allan Patton W B Danforth H W Alexander and Edythe Kropman Arrangements ley Comfort J D Nichols Tom Cain Luke Miller A R West Ray F Lee Clint Hickox Louis E Wolf King Vanderwicken and Stanley McClintock and Ray Sandry Clear Lake Guests M Schanke E G Dunn M L Mason and George R Sheridan Transportation and Traffic Com1 B Danforth Cal Dwan R C Reko E R Smith Paul John son Tim Phalen John Cerzanos and Edwin N Norquist Entertainment Martin Mrs Doris Carroll B R Dunn Marie Dougherty Charlotte Skene Mrs Marcella Roeder Dr G S Westley Mrs J E Marek Leo A Davey John Kelroy Earl M Dean William McArthur Morgan IfcEnaney A J Killmer M J Boyle Florence Sandbcrg Helen W Harmon Ethel M Thomas and Alice Phillips The attendance committee which will be an important unit in the organization plans will be named later SCATTERED RAIN SEEN FOR STATE Expect Thundershowers to Bring Cooler Weather Thursday DES MOINES thunderstorms bringing cooler weather were predicted for most of the state Wednesday night or Thursday by the weather bureau of ficials here Wednesday re mained above normal Northwest Iowa readings were eight degrees above normal and marks in other parts of Iowa were slightly above normal figures Inwood reported 102 degrees highest in the state during the last 24 hours The thermometer dipped to 57 Iowas coolest reading at Marshalltown early Wednesday Skies wore mostly clear over Iowa Wednesday morning but the weather bureau expected cloudiness tc develop by afternoon with scat tered thunderstorms likely in the northwest section of the state lata Wednesday MAN KILLED BY TRAIN AT BURT Automobile of 73 Year Old Estherville Man Struck on Crossing BURT CSVA C Brown 73 Estherville was killed Wednesday when a North Western gaselectric train struck his automobile at a crossing on highway 169 near here Highway Patrolman C B Benedict who was driving behind Brown said he witnessed the crash and could not understand how Brown failed to see the oncoming train KGLO Authorized to Set Up Test Set for Period of 10 Days WASHINGTO federal communications commission Tues day granted radio station KGLO authority to set up a 40 watt port able test transmitter between the hours of 9 oclock a m and 5 p central standard time for a period not to exceed 10 days from Aug 17 The action was announced by John B Reynolds acting secretary of the commission The tests it was ex plained an in preparation for the early establishment by the Mason City GlobeGazette of a 100 watt station at Mason City license for which was granted by the commis sion several weeks ago Killed Beneath Truck DAVENPORT unidenti fied man about 30 believed to be a circus employe was crushed to death Tuesday night when he fell beneath a truck which was towing a circus wagon FORECAST IOWA Cloudy scattered thun derstorms in east and south por tions Wednesday night or Thurs day and in northwest portion Wednesday afternoon or Wednes day night cooler in north and extreme west portions Wednes day night and in east portion Thursday MINNESOTA Cloudy thun dershowens in southeast cooler in east wanner in extreme north west portion Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy warmer in north and extreme west por tions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 93 Minimum in Night 61 At 8 A Wednesday 75 Just another rainless August day That just about tells all there is to tell about Tuesday from the weather i standpoint TOWNSEND CLUB MAN NOMINATED IN FLORIDA RACE Andrews Gams Victory in Democrat Senate Nomination WASHINGTON stream of primary ballots sweeping two na tionally prominent senators to com manding leads for renomination and a burst of clashing arguments in the presidential campaign featured Wednesdays politics Senator Joseph T Robinson of Arkansas democratic leader and the veteran republican senator William E Borah of Idaho built up big margins over opponents with Townsendite backing while in Flor ida C 0 Andrews bearing Town send club indorsement won a demo cratic senatorial nomination In the slowly mounting Arkansas returns Robinson obtained a better than twotoone margin over the combined votes of two rivals They are Cleveland Holland advocate of the Townsend old age pension and J Rosser Venable D Borah Well Ahead Making the political fight of a lifetime at the age of 71 Borah was outdistancing his Townsendite opponent Byron Defenbach former state treasurer The Borah lead on the face of partial returns was 3 to 1 In the democratic contest for the senatorial honors thecowboy Ben Ross pulled away from Federal Attorney John A Carver Down in Florida former Gov Doyle E Carlton conceded victory to Andrews a former circuit judge They contested in a special pri mary for nomination to succeed the late Senator Park Trammel Governor Landon of Kansas traveled to Colorado Wednesday for a brief vacation before starting his presidential campaign tour into the cast President Roosevelt made an unheralded journey late Tuesday to nearby Oxon Hill where he talked with some prominent Mary land democrats Senator Radclifle said the campaign was discussed Supporters Are Active Across the nation the supporters of the rivals were active Republi can Chairman John Hamilton said at Portland Oregon that new dealers were seeking a warfare of class against Secretary Wal lace asserted at Council Bluffs Iowa that the republican farm plat form was confusion to the farmer Governor Landons record as gov ernor of Kansas was the subject of criticism and praise from opposite sides of the campaign fence Leslie Doud official of the pro Roosevelt labors nonpartisan league asserted the Landon admin istration is controlled by the school book trust and the light and power trust while Oscar Stauffer j Kansas editor said in a speech un der republican auspices that Lan don changed a deficit in the Kansas highway department into a surplus while reducing automobile license taxes Discuss Wunder Charge Meanwhile Townsend circles dis cussed Dr Clinton Wunders charge that Dr F E Townsend sold the organization down the river to Coughlin and Lemkc in the wake of a widespread shakeup in the old agepension movement Dismissal of Dr Wunder eastern leader J B Kiefer central regional director at Chicago and William Parker eastern regional director at New York was announced here last night by Gilmour Young national secretary The specific reason for which they were discharged was ineffi said Young Their general conduct in office wasnt satisfactory to the or rather the doctor Townsend felt it wasnt Meet at Cleveland The three outspoken champions of the presidential aspirations of William Townsend the Rev Father Coughlin and the Rev Gerald K the second time in less than a month will share this week a Cleveland convention platform The trio cemented a political alignment behind the union party candidate at the Townsend conven tion last month Last night it announced that Dr Townsend and the Rev Mr Smith would speak Saturday at Father Coughlins Na Mount Pleasant State Hospital Damaged by Fire Part of the damage resulting from the disastrou s fire at the Mount Pleasant state hospital is shown in this picture taken shortly alter dawn Tuesday while the fire was still burning though under control It was taken from the southeast side of the center section of the building the part where the administration of fices and quarters of the employes were situated and where the damage was the greatest The fire loss was estimated at Iowa Daily Press Photo At Least Six Trapped in Debris After Explosion Men Rescued From Building Critically LOOK INSIDE GEN FRANCISCO FRANCO Northern Seaboard of Spain Scene of Drive ON PAGE 2 729 lowans Pay U S Liquor Dealer Taxes ON PAGE 8 Medica Wins 400 Meter Olympic Swimming Race ON PAGE 9 Drought Relief County Committees Scheduled ON PAGE 13 Iowa Labor Federation Pledges F R Support ON PAGE 5 Read Chapter 18 of Love Isnt Important ON PAGE 13 Injured LINCOLN K Grainger president of Grainger Brothers Wholesale Grocery com pany and three other men were in jured critically Wednesday when an explosion at the companys three story building here trapped at least six persons under tons of debris Four of the six were rescued within a short time They were Grainger Phillip Hickman John Johns and Jim Mouice All were rushed to hospitalsand reports of their conditon was not ascertain able An explosion in a refrigerating plant of the banana room in the basement of the three story brick building shook the wholesale district in downtown Lincoln and collapsed the south wing of the Grainger structure Grainger and the five men were tional Union for Social Justice con vention The Detroit priest is scheduled to talk at the opening session Friday morning and again Sunday with Representative Lemke at a closing rally in Clevelands lakefront sta dium Also on the Friday program is Senator Holt DW anoth er new deal critic TWO OF INSANE FUGITIVES HELD Eight Others Expected to Turn Up at Relatives and Friends Homes MOUNT PLEASANT pervisors of the state insane hos pital which was damaged by fire early Tuesday Wednesday awaited word from relatives of eight pa tients who escaped during the ex citement Most of them will probably turn up at the homes of relatives or friends and we should be locating them in a day or a supervisor at the hospital said The he said will prob ably be picked up by authorities Arlo Smithburg and Clarence Brown two of the original 10 es caped inmates of the hospital were apprehended at Ottumwa late Tues day by sheriffs officers The men trapped in the basement said they had wandered away while Tons of brick wood boxes and the asylum was afire produce fell on the men and pracj No searcn for tne miss ucaly all firemen in Lincoln were f l c called to aid in the rescue work y v Ambulances stood by to rush the in jured to hospitals as fast as thej were taken from the wreckage TRIAllESlED IN ASTOR CASE Judge Calls Court Again Indicating Failure of Settlement LOS ANGELES Judge Goodwin J Knight Wednes day summoned all witnesses in the marital dispute of Mary Astor and Dr Franklyn Thorpe to report in court at 2 p m 4 p m central standard time indicating that ne gotiations for a settlement had failed The judge made his announce ment at a after having been closeted for an hour and a half in his chambers with opposing coun sel All witnesses and parties to this case are instructed to report back at 2 p he said The stumbling block to a settle ment of the dispute said Attorney Joseph Anderson is extraneous matter not introduced in Anderson attorney for Dr Thorpe apparently referred to the private dairy of Miss Astor which Dr Thorpe has charged contains reference to romances with various prominent men Negotions between opposing coun sel which began Tuesday and were carried on through most of the night were held in the chambers of Judge Knight while a large crowd of them was regarded as danger ously insane Nine men and one wo man escaped Meanwhile the other in mates were returned to their dormi tories in the hospital which escaped damage by the flames The night superintendent of the hospital declared there was no ex citement or ill effects from the fire noticeable among the patients Tues day night Everything is quiet in the dormitories There is no undue excitement or he said The first estimate of fire damage was revised downward from 000 to waited impatiently room in the court Hunted for Slaying Japanese Actress LOS ANGELES John son 39 year old cook was hunted by police Wednesday in the knife killing of Midi Takaoka exotic Japanese actress claimed by anoth er white man as his fiancee Reported victim of a triangle of east and west the 25 year old beau ty ran screaming from her home Tuesday and plunged face down ward on the lawn Her throat had been slashed with a butcher knife Villages of India Are Flooded BOMBAY thousand villages were submerged by raging floods Wednesday which ruined 000 homes The torrents struck approximate ly onethird of India while another third of the country was offering prayers and sacrifices for relief from drought and famine IOWACORNCROP WILL BE SECOND LARGEST IN 0 S Reed Says Damage Has Grown Since Report of Aug 1 WASHINGTON sun seared Iowa corn crop still will be second largest produced by any state this year if it reaches depart ment of agriculture estimates as of Aug 1 department records showed Wednesday The estimated Iowa production of bushels is exceeded only by that of Illinois which is ex pected to produce bush els Only two other states Indiana and Ohio are given estimates of more than a hundred million bushels The effect of the longperiod of one hundred degree temperatures and lack of rainfall duringJuly was shawn by the fact that the July 1 estimate for the Iowa crop was bushels Favorable in July The department said the great est losses took place in Iowa and five other states in which a fair crop was in prospect on July 1 and where the conditions were most favorable during July Linked with it in the worst loss class for the month were Illi nois Wisconsin Minnesota Mis souri and Nebraska The July 1 condition the depart ment said Indicated yields an acre of about 60 per cent of average in Illinois and Wisconsin and about one half of average in Iowa and Minnesota Stunted Drought Over most of tie corn belt much of the crop has a bushy appear ance having been stunted by the department reported The early corn which tasseled during the period of intense heat shows a large proportion of In the western tier of the north central group of states the corn crop the report said is practically a failure so far as the production of grain is A considerable proportion of the acreage in these states will be abandoned and moat of the remain ing acreage will be utilized for for age grazing and CROP REDUCED SEVERAL MILLION BUSHELS MORE DES MOINES D Reed federal meteorologist said in his official crop report Wednesday that because of drought damage during the first 11 days of August the Iowa corn crop is now several million bushels less than the bushel federal estimate of Aug 1 This Aug 1 estimate predicted the smallest production in 42 years in Iowa the bushels be ing 21 per cent less than 1934 pro duction Drought damage has gone for ward steadily for another 11 days in the northern half of Iowa where the bulk of the corn is Reed said He also said the federal Aug 1 estimate might be revised down ward because there were no figures to indicate the acreage that will be abandoned as not worth husking The rains in the southern part of the state this week revived the corn in appearance started some suckers and caused some new ears to shoot but at this late date ex perience has shown that such late activity of the corn plant can pro duce no more than the report said Raing Would Help In some localities in the north ern half of the state good rains might save onethird of the crop if they came The meteorologist said that in tedar county which usually has the best corn yield in the state a 60 per cent crop now is indicated But this of course is based on the hope that future rainfall and temperature will be at least nor1 mally fayorable and as yet this nor mal condition has not been re the report said Reed said it is likely there will be enough good corn for seed in nearly every township in the state Grasshopper damage he reported is the most severe since about During the last week Reed said the northern half of the state has had only light scattered showers and that the drought in that area where moat of Iowa market corn is produced has continued for nine weeks Above 100 Degrees To add to the destruction tem peratures came back above 100 de ;