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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 13, 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 EERVICB MASON CITY IOWA THUESDAY AUGUST 13 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 265 Has His Eye on Future Lewis Wants to Be Expelled by A F of L RAINFALL HEAVIEST SINGE 1934 By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Presi dent John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers and the approximate members of his affiliated unions enlisted in the campaign for industrial labor organization un doubtedly want to be expelled fom the A F of L It would not i be good policy i for them to ad1 mit it out and out but they almost do so They are hopeful of expulsion by the A F of executive council at its recent meeting in Washing ton All that the council did how ever was to suspend them leaving it to delegates at the federations convention in Tampa in November to decide whether or not to chuck them out for good Now the Lewisites opinion is that they have a majority in the ranks o the A F of L Opposition in Control That being the case if it is the convention should refuse to expel them But out of a total A F of L membership of between and are suspend ed they will have no votes Not unless the conventions credentials committee seats them in disregard of the executive councils suspen sion order And as the credentials committee is sure to be dominated by the antiLewis faction which believes in craft versus industrial unionism it is certain that they will not be seated That they will be expelled is then a safe conclusion Lewis Comment But the suggestion is made that maybe they car get their seats even against an adverse ruling by the credentials committee by an appeal to the courts When Lewis was asked whether that is what they would do his anj sible f0r Us now to con swer was j sder revision of the tax laws with were afraid wed the purpose of removing any inj This may not be an explicit j equities or unnecessary statement that they prefer to be tive difficulties that may be inher expellsd but it verges on it j ent in the law and abating or modi Query Iying taxes that create unfairness If the industrialists the j to consumersor to trade or have verticals are so confident of an other disadvantages which outwcigli A F of L rankandfilc majority I their revenue Declare Taxes Will Not Be Increased TREASURY HEAD Judge Scans Agreement in AstorThorpe Dispute Some Accused During Trial Want Chance to State Case AND LEADERS IN CONGRESS MEET Roosevelt Starts Flood Area Trip Right After Conference WASHINGTON forecast that taxes will not be increased and j may in fact be slightly was made Tuesday by Secretary Morgenthau and congressional tax leaders after a conference with President Roosevelt The treasury head Chairman Har rison of the senate finance commit tee and Chairman Doughton of the house ways and means committee at a joint press conference that followed said improved business conditions had so fortified the treas ury that no new or increased taxes will be necessary at the next ses sion of congress In addition they announced an immediate study of the whole tax structure including the law enact ed this spring placing corporate i taxation upon a new basis The study would seek they said the elimination of inequities and ad ministrative difficulties which may result in the eliminaton of some of the miscellaneous or nuisance Meet at White House The early morning white house meeting held just prior to the pres idents departure on a flood control survey studied a recommendation from Secretary Morgenthau that Any changes in thetax struc ture should therefore not be in the direction of increased taxes But this very situation makes it pos MRS LILLIAN MILES over the craft unionists the hori zontals why do they not deem it better to stay in and make their majority count than to force a split creating two rival labor bod ies Formidable Majority Well if they stay in they will cave a formidable minority oppos ing and hampering them Moreover the horizontals are in present control of A F of of ficialdom It can be displaced if the verticals are as strong as they think they are but that would in volve a split too and might waste time Lewis is nothing if not aggres sive His objective chosen he seeks it by the shortest route But he doesnt like to be placet in the position of seceding from the A F of L He would rather be expelled placing the responsi bility for the split upon the old federation Lewis reckoning is that four years hence his federation should have a membership of or and should have ab sorbed the A F of L almost if not quite completely Politics in 1940 Naturally he prefers his kind of a federation How much politics is mixed into the situation is problematic Personally I think that Lewis consciously or unconsciously is trying to found a labor political party Necessarily he will try to mix it with a farm party He has lent his aid to President Roosevelt If Roosevelt loses he will lose in prestige It may not be fatal but it win discount him somewhat If Roosevelt wins and Lewis appears to have helped him Who knows as to Lewis presl dentially in 1940 Fight Is Planned to Bar Parking Meters DES KOINES C33 city council faces injunction to prevent the installation of parking meters if it approves the use of the meters in the business district A L Case district manager for Iowa motor clubs said Case stated in a letter to the council the parking meters are unjust and discriminatory I have been instructed to take what ever steps are necessaiy to prevent their Harrison told reporters that if the administrative costs and difficul ties of some specific taxes were found to be so great that they could be repealed with little loss of rev enue such action would be recom mended What taxes he had in mind he did not say Near Balanced Budget Morgenthau however told news men he referred to miscellaneous commonly called nuisance Business improvement is at such a pace that we are going to reach a balanced budget much earlier than we Harrison said Doughton said that improve ment in business all over the coun try has had two revenues and decreased relief adding This is tending to bring expendi tures and receipts together with re ceipts going up and expenditures coming Letter in Full Harrison emphasized that experts of the joint congressional commit tee on internal revenue taxation would be instructed to begin the survey immediately in cooperation with experts of the treasury Morgenthaus recommendation was made in a letter to the presi dent dated Aug 10 which read in full as follows At your request the treasury de partment since the adjournment of congress has been giving careful at tention to the adequacy of the tax structure to meet the revenue needs of the government and generally to the desirability of additional tax legislation We have reached the conclusion that no new taxes ancl no in present tax rates are necessary Due to continued improvement in business conditions the yield of ex isting taxes is steadily increasing From Other Source Total revenue from sources other than the outlawed processing taxes in the fiscal year 1936 were substantially higher even than our estimates of last January In addi tion the tax structure was strength ened by the revenue act of 1936 which constitutes a major improve ment in our tax system With continued recovery we are steadily approaching a revenue yield which will be entirely adequate to cover the expenditures of govern ment and to reduce the public debt Any changes in the tax struc ture should therefore not be in the direction of increased taxes But FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday no decided change in temperature MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Thursday night and Friday show ers probable in north portion warmer Thursday night and in southeast and eastcentral por tions Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Night 66 At 8 A M Thursday 67 Rainfall The skies opened on Mason City in the early hours Thursday At 8 oclock a m the total stood at inches and intermittent show ers during the forenoon raised this to inches At the sugar plant two miles north of the city in the same period the total was inches agreement if accepted shut Miss Astors frank Eight Women Four Men Tentatively on Hewitt Trial Jury SAN FRANCISCO women and four men were tenta tively on the jury Thursday which will try two physicians charged with mayhem in connection with the sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt The heiress to the Peter Cooper Hewitt estate variously estimated at to charged her mother Mrs Maryon Cooper Hewitt tricked her into the ster ilization operation and is expected to testify against Dr Tilton E Till man and Dr Samuel G Boyd The penalty for mayhem is one to 14 years BULLETIN LOS ANGELES mcnt agreement ending the sen sational child custody fight be tween Mary Astor movie star and her exhusband Dr Franklyn Thorpe was approved Thursday by Superior Judge Goodwin J Knight Attorney Ethel M Peipin said LOS ANGELES Judge Goodwin J Knight said at court opening time Thursday he would require hours to study a settlement lawyers agreed upon last night in film actress Maxy Astors child custody suit agadnst her exhusband Dr Franklyn Thorpe A few minutes later the judge called the warring couple and their lawyers into his chambers for a conference the exact nature of which was not disclosed Before calling them in Judge Knight pointed out that he had broad powers in the settlement mat ter and can amend the agreement or reject it altogether if he so de sires The court session was to have started at 10 a but it was not called to order Witnesses and others stood up Diary Sealed Shut The sealed diary of film colony life and granted the pretty actress partial custody of her little daughter But Miss Astors accusations in attempting to break the full Cus tody order held by her former hus the physician had asso ciated with other women left open the possibility of new Paul Schofield film writer whose wifes name was linked with Dr Thorpe by an Astor witness said emphatically Depend upon going to take legal steps to refute that slan derous testimony I can prove its Schofield added that his wife had sent him several sizzling tele grams when it seemed her side was not to be heard Would State Cast Mrs Lillian Lawton Miles ac cused by Miss Astor of being Dr Thorpes wife at the time Miss Astor married him also demanded the right to state her case Miss Astors battle for the right to have 4 year old Marylyn Thorpe with her part of the time neared victory after Dr Thorpe had at first resisted with the contention she was an unfit parent Opposing counsel while withhold ing details of the agreement Wed nesday night indicated frankly that partial custody would be granted the actress who was ac cused by her former husband of drinking heavily and having affairs with prominent film and business this very situation makes it pos sible and timely for us now to con sider revision of the tax laws with the purpose of removing any in equities or unnecessary administra tive difficulties that may be in herent in the law and abating or modifying taxes that create unfair ness to consumers or to trade or have other disadvantages which outweigh their revenue yield Suggests Discussion I suggest the desirability of you asking Senator Harrison and Repre sentative Doughton of the joint committee on internal revenue tax ation to discuss with you the ad visability of undertaking soon a thorough examination of the tax laws with the object of making im provements of the character I have outlined It goes without saying that we shall be very glad to put the staff of the treasury department at the complete disposal of the President Roosevelt left the capi tal shortly after 10 a eastern standard time 9 a m C S T on his flood area inspection tour into Pennsylvania and New York CUNVENTION TO HEAR TOWNSEND Coughlin Ends Dispute on Speech to Union for Social Justice CLEVELAND controver sy within the Rev Charles E Coughlins national union for social justice over whether Dr Francis E Townsend should address its con vention was settled Thursday with an announcement by Coughlin that Townsend would speak to the dele gates Saturday That will be after the official close of the convention the Royal Oaks priest said The con vention ends officially at noon Sat urday Opposition to appearance of the founder of the old age pension move ment had been raised by Walter D Davis convention marshal I have not extended an invitation to Dr Townsend to speak before the said Father Coughlin on his arrival Thursday The busi ness sessions of the convention are expected to be concluded by Satur day noon From then on we will be calling on many speakers This convention is not going to be an oratorical Davis in his own words had emphatically opposed Townsends addressing the delegates I want to keep the national un ion out of he explained 5 REBEL PLIES DROP BOMBS ON SAN SEBASTIAN Spanish Leftists Launch Three Way Drive to Crush Enemy Copyright 1J36 by Tlic Associated IRUN rebel planes bombed the seaside resort of San Sebastian Thursday inflicting damage in a final desperate offen sive for possession of the city As the planes roared over the town dropping missiles which pit ted the streets and seriously in jured eight persons the rebel cruis er Almirante Cervera lay two miles off shore with its decks cleared for action The planes scored direct hits on five important points The airport anarchist headquar ters and the main boulevard in San Sebastian the summer resort which was once the vacation residence of the king of Spain were included among the targets in the bombard ment GOVERNMENT CLAIMS END OF WAR IN SIGHT By The Associated Press Collapse of the fascist revolt against Madrids communistsocial ist regime within a few hours was forecast Thursday by the Spanish government Advances against the rebels who have fought for almost four weeks to establish a dictatorial govern ment in Spain of rebel various fronts were pictured in official quarters as her alding the end of the civil war Bitt even as the government launched a three way drive to wipe out its opposition rebels in the far north pressed on toward San Sebas tian on the Bay of Biscay in an ef fort to break the hold of govern ment troops on the northern sea board Within Eight Miles Rebel forces were within eight miles of San Sebastian Reinforce ments were moving up to the at tack Tolosa fell to them Tuesday LOOK INSIDE FOR JOHN BOSCH FarmLabontes Dont Get Chance to Speak ON PAGE 2 United States Wins m Olympic Diving Events ON PAGE 13 Iowa Cattle Feeders Plan Annual Meeting ON PAGE 3 U Germany May Barriers o PAGE 2 Rain Reviving Interest in Garden Operations ON PAGE 15 and rebel soldiers sang and danced in the streets Wednesday night To losa is one of the key cities just south of the bay in the path of the rebel advance The second major theater of war was on the same seaboard in the northwest where miners sympa thetic with the regime in Madrid besieged the rebel city of Oviedo The third was in the south con centration point for Moroccan reb els who hoped to capture Madrid Madrids war ministry announced the capture of four small towns in the Calahorra De Lancerra and Aguacil It issued fresh orders to air forces to renew bombardments of insurgent posi tions in the southwest in Badajoz and Caceres provinces Try Encircling Move It was in Badajoz province that j southern and northern rebels Wed nesday were reported to have estab lished contact in an attempted en circling movement on Madrid In the far north rebel reinforce ments were encamped at Oyarzun only eight miles from San Sebas tian A Madrid decree dismissed from the Spanish diplomatic service MaJ Ramon Francon the transAtlantic flyer who is a brother of Gen Francisco Franco rebel command erinchief President Azana ordered dissolu tion of all religious orders and courts of justice in rebelcontrolled territory Fortytwo generals were removed from thearmy in the gov ernment purge of alleged fascist sympathizers Appeal to Ohio Toledos youthful mayor Guiller mo Parez Agua cheered the sister city of Toledo Ohio as government troops continued their siege of the famous Alcazar fortress I havent a he added in predicting JACK DUNN DIES FROM INJURIES Brick Tile Plant Employe Caught Between Cars and Wall Jack Dunn 48 employe of the Mason City Brick and Tile com pany died at a local hospital at oclock Thursday afternoon from injuries received when he was caught between a retaining wall and boxcars being moved at plant three shortly after 11 oclock Thursday morning Employes of the plant were un able to say how Mr Dunn was caught there He was found soon after the accident and was taken to the hospital where examination showed that his body had been crushed generally He had a broken pelvis and also received internal in juries Mr Dunn was not married He had been employed at the plant about two years He resided at 39 Twentyfourth street southwest The body was taken to the Meyer funeral home Funeral arrange ments had not been completed defeat for the government forces so I may have to appeal to my Ohio friends for French officials waited eagerly for a German note which would complete the proposed general Eu ropean neutrality agreement The way for the note apparently was paved by return to the reich of all German airplanes seized in Spain Monarchist flags decorated To losa Though the prince of the Astu rias heir presumptive to the non existentSpanish throne was report ed to have been rebuffed by rebels when he offered help former King AJfonso Wednesday was said to be ready to fly back to Spain when a propitious moment arrived Landon Resting Up for Start of His Campaign ESTES PARK Alf M Landon determined to be in tiptop condition for his first presidential campaign tour start ing in a week relaxed Thursday and romped with his children at a Colorado Rocky Mountain ranch The republican nominee planned to do some fishing and horseback riding after resting a day or The governors immediate desire was to rid himself of a slight cold he contracted last week He de scribed himself as feeling much better Before starting his campaign ex pedition into Pennsylvania and New York Aug the candidate ex pected to complete bis three speeches County Agent Says Benefit to Be Great 3 Strokes of Lightning Reported Here But Little Damage In a series of thundershowers that swept in from the northwest Mason City and its trade territory Thurs day morning received the largest rainfall in almost two years The rain began with a light thun dershower at 3 a m followed by other showers of increasing velocity throughout the morning At S oclock Thursday morning inch es had fallen and by 11 oclock when the rain stopped inches At the plant of the American Crys tal Sugar company the rainfall to taled inches Lightning struck in three places in Mason City Thursday morning causing damage At oclock a bolt of lightning struck a tree and slid off into the residence of Mrs Ernie Klinetob 402 Second street northeast Although the hole in the roof where the lightning entered was only about the thickness of a finger all the plaster on the west wall of the room was torn off by the bolt There was no fire how ever Wiring Is Grounded At oclock lightning ground ed some BX wiring in the basement of the Eddy Mauck home 912 Sec ond street southwest The wiring had been grounded on to a gas pipe Firemen were called to the two places Lightning also struck wires in the 800 block on President avenue southwest at oclock Several wires were down when reported to police but were soon repaired The rainfall the heaviest since Sept 26 1934 and the first precipi tation of an inch since May31 parched corn crops alfalfa fields and pastures The rain will stop deterioration and start improvement in the corn crop in this section County Agent Marion BOlson stated Practically all the corn in this I section will be materially benefited by the he said Corn in the milk stage will be started toward maturity instead of probably shriv eling up if the dry hot weather had continued If frost holds off a reasonable time this rain will ma terialy add to our prospective corn Will Help Pastures Mr Olson also pointed out that pastures will be helped and also al falfa crops The rain fell over practically the entire territory which raises beets for the Mason City factory of the American Crystal Sugar company it was announced at the factory Of ficials of the company stated it was practically assured a crop of sugar beets this fall Except for a 43 of an inch of rain on the night of July 24 rainfall here has been almost nil since May 31 when of an inch of rain fell It is necessary to go back to June 19 1935 for precipitation near Thurs day mornings showers That day it rained of an inch followed by of an inch on the following day Inches Then Not since in September 1934 however has there been a rain of the proportions of Thursday morn ings showers On that occasion inches fell Thursdays showers were accom panied by some wind that bent the corn in places but did little dam age farmers reported For the first time in months the streets under the South Federal av enue and the First street south west viaducts were filled with wa ter draining down between show ers Raincoats and slickers made their appearance on the streetsfor the first time in weeks Telephone and Telegraph Lightning caused trouble on both telephone and telegraph wires m Mason City and surrounding terri tory The main telegraph wire lead on the Milwaukee railroad east of Charles City was down Thursday morning and other trouble encoun tered to the east and southeast of Mason City most of the damage being done by lightning Lightning protectors were burned and some wires cut by lightning on the telephone system Most of the damage was repaired within a few hours MASON CITY IS CENTER OF RAIN IN NORTH IOWA Lightning Takes Toll of Farm Buildings and Livestock WHERE IT RAINED IT TO 10 A M THURSDAY AlKunii 30 Hampton Iowa Fulls Blue Earth Mason City Clarion 33 New Hampton Clear Lake Xorthivood I flit Charles City 88 OSIIRC I Craned 40 Forest CKy Drought parched North Iowa Thursday morning was treated to one of those socalled million dol lar Mason City was the center of it with the heaviest precipitation of any single point but moisture suf ficient to revive corn was reported throughout the area extending from Kossuth county on the west to and including Chickasaw county on the east from Blue Earth and other Minnesota towns on the north to Hampton on the south The broad outline of this pleas ant story is contained in the table printed above showing the amount of rain which had fallen up to 10 oclock Thursday forenoon in the various towns of this area HEAVY LIGHTNING MARKS STORM ON ALL FRONTS Severe lightnng marked the storm on all fronts with a resul tant loss of farm buildings and live stock reported from a number of points In Mason City the storm broke at about 2 oclock in the morning InClear Lake Jt started about an hourlater Elsewhere however the beginning was somewhat later and in a number of points particularly in Mason City and in towns to the east rain was continuing into the forenoon While corn on light soil is un doubtedly wrecked beyond saving the belief was expressed by Globe Gazette correspondents throughout COOLER TOO The general rain over North Central Iowa was accompanied by a welcome drop in the tem perature Whereas Wednesday the temperature flirted with the century mark it was hovering around the 70 degree mark in Mason City and neighboring towns Thursday 3 Policemen Suspended DES MOINES W Taylor and Odis A Upchurch city patrol men were suspended from the po lice department following arrest on a disorderly conduct charge They will receive a hearing before Roger West actingpolice commissioner the territory that Thursday morn ings rain would insure better than half a crop on a large majority of farms Allison and Bclmond Heaviest losses from lightning were reported from Allison Bel mond and Thompson In Hancock county a number of cattle and horses were reported killed There were isolated cases of hail damage In Charles City and Garner lights were out for an extended period by reason of burned out transformers Curtains in the kitchen of the John Christiansen home in Charles City were fired by a bolt of light ning but the damage to the prop erty was not great At Rockwell the rain was heavy and corn in a sizable area to the north was nearly flattened by wind Motorists driving up from Des Moines reported that the moisture belt tapered off abrubtly about 3 miles north of Iowa Falls almost on the Franklin county line Iowa Falls reported only a trace and at Eldora there was none TWO BARNS CATCH ON FIRE EAST OF ALLISON Lightning fired two barns of the Equitable Life Insurance farm 4 miles east of Allison at 7 oclock Thursday morning The tenant Roy was milking when light ning struck one of thebarns He was able to save all livestock and machinery but the barns a 32 by 48 structure and a 28 by 32 struc ture burned to the ground A milk shed hay and grain tools and smaller items also burned The loss was covered by Heavy wind also blew down corn through an exteinsive area north o Allison and 30 of an inch of raia fell Three miles south of Allison there was no rain however starting when lightning struck one of the buildings about 1 oclock Thursday morning de stroyed a large barn an implement shed a double corn crib and gran ary and a chicken house on the Frank Realeff farm 5 miles south and 2 miles east of Belmond Loss was estimated at of which was covered by insurance Not Badly Damaged Fire departments from Belmond and Clarion summoned to the ;