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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 15, 1936, Mason City, Iowa IS MEM A IEPT I i j MO I net i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLII VWK CENTS 1 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WLKE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY AUGUST 15 1936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 67 What Way Election Stewart Says This Year Hard One to Guess on By CHARLES P STEWAKT ASHINGTON CPA This is becoming a very difficult election year to guess on At the begin ning of conven tiontime g o o c guessing1 Jookec like an easy job The best guess appeared to be that President Roosevelts r e election was prac tically a certain ty probably by a narrower margin than in 1932 and and with a re duced congres sional majority but by and with a a sufficiency presidentially and congressionally Now the indications are that Gov ernor Landon stands a only a chance but a chance at least I know competent judges who say that the chances actually favor him Personally I do not think so Business improvement is a pro Roosevelt indicator Folk who are benefiting by it are sure to be in spired by the sentiment Dont rock the boat But the unemployment doesnt materially decrease That more or less offsets the item of business revival Voters on Relief It is a commonplace that citizens who are on relief will vote for the Roosevelt administration because it has helped them However there are many persons who resent conditions which force them to be on relief Be sides politics and relief have been too much mixed It is denied in Washington but relief details are attended to locally The home folk are familiar with them precinct oy precinct They cannot be fooled Relief beneficiaries who have been coddled doubtless will be proRoose veltian but those who feel that they have been discriminated against can be counted on to be hopping mad That somewhat offsets the adminis oationistsreliance upon the item of relief Many Americans are alarmed by charges made by republicans and others of Rooseveltian extrava gance Taxation to Come The Rev Gerald L K Smith is extremely efficient at throwing tnis scare into the electorate His re cent speech before the National Press club in Washington demon strated it He did not say much con structively but he die paint a hor rific picture of crushing taxation to come His presidential candidate Representative William Lemke of North Dakota may not profit by it but Governor Landon indirectly may And the cost of larly food The administration wanted to boost farm prices Well it has done so But not the average consumers income It is natural to assume therefore that the average consum er will be sore That is an offset against the item of the price advance however much it may gratify those who get the higher prices Even Farmers Unhappy Among farmers themselves not all are satisfied The drought intervened A farmer who cut down his crop and was paid for doing so unques tionably would have been well pleased if the amount he received from the government exceeded what he would have received for the crop itself marketed He isnt so well pleased in fact not at all to dis cover that he could have sold his crop for more than the government paid him for not raising it Some farmers who lost their crops in toto doubtless believe that they have received that much sal vage but they are not all farmers by any means As capable an au thority as Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas says that drought dam age has been vastly exaggerated Supreme Court Helped A farmer who would have made more by planting than by not plant ing may be pardoned for considering that the agriculture departments policy for his purposes was a poor plan The administration has one rea son agriculturally to thank provi The federal supreme court knocked out the AAA If that thing of artificial scar city had slopped over into this presidential year it would have been fatal to Rooseveltianism Wallace ism et al The supreme courts decision was a count on the new deals side Labor Feud Blamed for Fatal Shooting ROCHESTER N Y un Identified gunman who shot three delegates to a bartenders union con vention killing one was sought Sat urday while police expressed the opinion the shooting resulted from a labor feud 22 KILLED AS TRAIN HITS TRUCK Offers Indictment of New Deal Farm Program PEEK DECLARES AGRICULTURE IS Former Trade Adviser of F R Hits Foreign Irade Policy CHICAGO what he called an indictment against the new deal farm program George N Peek said Saturday that under it agriculture has definitely lost ground in its fight for equal ity with in dustry Peek formerly trade adviser to President Roose velt but now on the warpath against the ad ministration for eign trade and farm policies said The loss of foreign markets has led to at tempts at crop r e s t r ic tion at home while stim ulating produc tion abroad It George N Peek has reduced the purchasing power of our agriculture It has prolonged the farm crisis and extended the re lief rolls Peekmade his prepared for delivery on a broaoV castof the National Grange Saying he spoke as a nonpartisan Peek asserted Secretary of Agriculture Wallace had declined to talk on the same program He accused Wallace of preferring to treat the problem of agriculture on 3 partisan basis Ignore Laws of Nature He said the first count in his in dictment was that new dealers ave no adequate consideration to the fact that the laws of nature transcend the laws of men evei new dealers By controlling the farmers in dividual initiative he said they thought they could control his pro duction this in the face of the bu reau of agricultural economics re port of 1927 that 75 per cent of the variation in yield of all growing crops from year to year is due to weather and pests and not to the acreage planted Discussing loss of foreign mar kets Peek said responsible admin stration officials have prevented important sales of farm products to foreign nations For example he said in the fall of 1933 at the very time the overnment was supporting the but er market through loans an op portunity was presented to sell a substantial quantity of surplus but er to England at competitive world prices Other Deals Thwarted He said Wallace and Rexford Tugwell frustrated this on the round that our agricultural trade cannot possibly be improved by sell ng abroad at a price lower than the market at home Among other deals which he said ell through because of official ob jections were a proposal to sell 800 00 bales of cotton to Germany re ceiving payment partly in dollars and partly in marks usable for pur chasing German goods and a plan o trade 100000 bales of cotton for Italian silk Administration officials he said seek to deceive the farmer by jointing in misleading language to certain export increases and by ig noring the extent and effect of com jetitive farm imports I Hitting the reciprocal trade agreement with Canada he said hat in the first five months since it jecame effective we increased by 57 per cent our imports of agricul ural items on which we had re duced duties Excluding Exports Gain Little But he added we increased our exports to Canada by only 17 er cent in agricultural items on which Canada had reduced duties Declaring that we must get back to fundamentals of commonsense and Americanism Peek outlined a irogram It included a plan to check competitive agricultural and ndustrial imports by tariffs quotas embargoes or otherwise and give the American farmer and industrial the full benefit of the do mestic market x x x Urging that the present trade pol cy be scrapped to regain our bar gaining power Peck said we Weatherman Put Out by Rain Failure DES MOINES weather man was a little put out Saturday at the weather for the rain he fore cast Friday failed to materialize He stuck to his contention how ever that Iowa is going to get some moisture predicting thundershow ers by Saturday night in the ex treme west portion of the state He expected cooler temperatures in the extreme west Saturday night and in the northwest portion Sun day Meager showeis were reported early Saturday at Des Moines Charles City Sioux City and Coun cil Bluffs Corydon reported a top tempera ture Friday of 110 degrees Com ing had 108 degree heat Atlantic and Bloomfield 107 Des Moines an even 100 HOT WINDS BLOW OVER SOUTHWESTERN STATES A few clouds drifted over hot spots in the middle plains and south west Saturday tantalizing sectors where the burning sun has killed more than 40 persons a week Hot winds blew over Kansas Ok lahoma and Western Missouri and there was little hope of relief from 100 degree weather and worse Heat fatalities for the week to taled 27 in Oklahoma and 17 in Texas but Texas temperatures re turned to normal summer levels Oklahoma has recorded 116 deaths since July 13 Restrict Water Use A sprinkle Friday night gave Kansas City only momentary relief from a ture of 1126 degrees Emporia Kans had 116 Lawrence 114 and Topeka 113 Use of water was restricted at Emporia Lovewell Kans called on nearby Concordia for 10000 gal lons of water Some parts of the droughtsuffer ing northwest were cooled over nignt by rain The Chicago area received its heaviest rain of the year 141 inches at Chicago and 21 at Rock ford 111 Scattered showers fell in Iowa Minneapolis Bad Lhundcrshowers Friday night and forest fire fignt ers in northern Minnesota were aid ed by showers Overcome by Heat In Kansas City Friday Vincent Sicone 16 year old ice delivery boy was overcome by heat as he carried 50 pounds into a home In Blackwell Okla Dr J G Hormely found 10 of his clinical thermometers broken Their limit was 110 degrees Cecil Miner water superintendent at Burlingame Kans was menaced and then saved by a freak wind storm Heading into a field to escape a collapsing power line Miners car stalled in a ditch just as the wind changed and blew the line the other ANNIVERSARY OF ROGERS DEATH Hollywood Recalls Crash of Beloved ActorWriter in Few Ceremonials HOLLYWOOD JP1 Saturday was the first anniversary of the death of Will Rogers Early on the morning of Aug 15 1935 the world was informed that th beloved actorwriter with his friend Wiley Post had lost his life in an airplane crash near Point Barrow Alaska an outpost Hollywood marked the anniver sary with few ceremonials Satur day Rupert Hughes chairman of the California section of the national committee preparing a memorial to Rogers said It would be morbid to try to do much in the way of a public gathering on the anniversary of Will Rogers death However a memorial radio pro gram was planned at the Womans club of Hollywood William Far num actor and friend of the cow boy comedian prepared a short eulogy and a program of Rogers favorite songs James E Shoemak er president and members of the Oklahoma state society were guests of honor INDORSES LEMKE FOR PRESIDENCY Only One No Vote Is Heard When Question Is Announced CLEVELAND Nation al Union for Social Justice Satur day overwhelmingly indorsed Rep resentative William Lcmke union party presidential candidate and Thomas C OBrien his running mate Only one no vote was heard and Chairman Sylvester McMahon declaring he was informed it came from a person not a delegate put the question a second time Again the lone no from John H ODonncll of the thirtythird Pennsylvania district Amid jeers and shouts ODonnell was escorted to the platform and his credentials examined McMahon declared as delegates booed that This is a democratic convention We will hear Mr ODon nell Sees Mob Psychology j We have witnessed a remarkable demonstration of mob psychology here today he said Yells boos and heckling broke out and Chairman McMahon again rapped for order I have listened to Father Cough lins addresses for a long time haveagreedwlth lie has said Father Coughlin has been doinga remark able job ODonnell said however that an attempt had been made 45 years ago to do what Father Coughlin is doing now Loud cries from the delegates in terrupted ODonnell frequently McMahon said ODonnell would be given 20 minutes to speak but the Pcnnsylvanian stopped before using the allotted time Praise Coughlin Work Louis B Ward chairman of Uie resolutions committee presented a resolution indorsing with no ex ceptions whatsoever all the acts of our president and great leader the Rev Charles E Coughlin The resolution set off a demon stration Another parade came with the introduction of another resolu tion authorizing the officers to in stitute such litigation as would bring forth to view the unconstitu tionality of the federal reserve act Ward began his report immedi ately after the loudest and longest demonstration of the convention Over 5000 Resolutions More than 5000 resolutions were submitted to the resolutions com mittee during the night Father Coughlin said and almost as many suggestions given the constitutional committee of which the priest is Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 Who was keynote speaker at the National Union for Social Justice convention in Cleveland Friday 2 How many months out of the year will Mary Aator have cus tody of her daughter under court settlement 3 Who was Rainey Bethea 4 Did Mason City have a single rain in 1935 that exceeded the one of Thursday morning 5 Fire did heavy damage to the state hospital for the insane in what Iowa town 6 James Roosevelt son of the president will speak in what Iowa town next month 7 What two major league base ball pitchers engaged in a fist fight at St Louis S What horse won the Ham beltonian 9 Who was blamed for the hanging at Osagc of Paul Richard Muller 15 in the coroners jury verdict 10 What two teams met in the American Legion junior baseball playoff between the Iowa and Minnesota champions ANSWERS ON PAGE chairman We encountered no controversy in drafting the constitution Fath er Coughlin said The draft is the same as the one we followed since last year The only questions in volved were those raised by attor neys seeking to smooth it from a technical standpoint Representative Lemke who is scheduled to speak with Father Coughlin and OBrien at a mass meeting Sunday arrived Saturday Mayor Harold H Burton unable to be present at the opening session Friday because of President Roose velts visit welcomed the delegates and Father Coughlin responded DISAPPEARANCE OF BABY PROBED Minneapolis Police Question YoutH and City Council Offers Reward MINNEAPOLIS y s t e r y surrounding the disappearance of a baby from the hospital bed of its unwed mother deepened Saturday as police questioned a youth and a search was spurred for kidnapers on a reward posted by the city council The youth 17 was identified by a witness Police Capt Al Marven said as one of two persons loitering about General hospital just before the baby vanished Aug 5 The 15 year old mother maintains he is the father of the child The city council authorized the reward for information leading to the conviction of kidnapers or murderers of the baby after au thorities announced the body of an infant found in the Willow river in Pine county was not that sought Compromise on Much Disputed Project at Des Moines Is Seen DES MOINES compro mise on the much disputed bridge project here was expected Saturday at a meeting of attorneys represent ing local union labor and the state lighway commission Work on the bridge has been sus pended for more than a week union labor demanding the prevailing wage scale while the attorney Gen erals office has ruled that state WPA funds cannot be used to pay for the union wage increases since the letting of the bridge contract Gov Clyde L Herring suggested a compromise plan whereby work could be resumed at the minimum xvage scale set forth by the state lighway commission on the bridge project and the prevailing union wage paid on another bridge con struction project here REBELS ATTACK HALTED IT Spanish Soldiers Fired Upon by Portuguese Border Guards By THE ASSOCIATED IRESS Government forces repulsed a savage rebel attack directed Satur day against Irun on the Bay of Biscay The five hour assault was the heaviest and most vicious yet thrown at government strongholds in the coastal section A grave warning was issued by the British foreign office that med dling in the Spanish civil war might bring serious repercussions The fate of hostages held by the government and threatened with death should rebels advance against either Irun or San Sebastian was not known Massed on Knad Rebel troops massed on a road leading into Irim under protection of an artillery barrage They were met with a withering government lire Casualties were heavy on both sides J 0 Ambler an American held hostage in liuclva province by gov ernment forces was reported res cued along with 37 British subjects The London warning announced the British intention of using every measure open to them to prevent the supply of civil aircraft to either side in the civil war While the foreign office consid ered the munitions export question three airplanes took off from Croydon airport for Barcelona The communique added that British sub jects assisting in the civil war ran serious risks Fired on By Portuguese Execution of seven officers charged with resisting the govern ments capture of key points in San Sebastian some days ago was re corded by a government newspaper International complications en tered the Spanish civil war in re ality Saturday when Portuguese border guards fired on government troops near Campo Maior Portu LOOK INSIDE FOR ANN COOPER HEWITT Add Extortion Charge to Sterilization Case ON PAGE 2 200 G 0 P Workers of 4th District Meet ON PAGE 2 30 Tubs of Butler Stolen at Thompson ON PAGE 8 Seek Peace Before Profits Says F R ON PAGE 2 Florida Diver Wins in Olympic Platform Test ON PAGE 9 Veteran Horse Drivers to Be at North Iowa Fair ON PAGE 3 rai The government at Lisbon also made public its note accepting the French neutrality proposal in which strong criticism was made of com munist and anarchist militias which indulge in mass killing and assassinations Hail oi Rebel Bombs Fresh bombardment of northern central cities brought a hail of rebel bombs on Irun as batteries of artil lery around San Sebastian thun dered anew Reports from Portugal asserted the fascists had captured the west ern provincial capital of Badajoz after a night of fierce fighting the city streets Mass executions of government militiamen followed the rebel victory these reports declared In Madrid the far ministry laid claim to slow advance of govern ment forces in four rebel the provinces of Granada Zarago za Huesca and Ovicdo Armed miners besieging the rebel dominated city of Oviedo were re ported to have thrust to the gates of the capital A roundup of alleged spies and fascist sympathizers in the region south of the Guadar rama mountains was begun on or ders from Madrid Trio Caught in Gold Mine Cavein Dead KIRKLAND LAKE Ont Three miners entombed early Sat urday in a stope almost a half mile below the surface at the Lake Shore Gold workings arc dead the Canad ian Press reported Saturday after noon One body said the Canadian Press had been found on the 2700 foot level but had not been extri cated from the rocky debris in which it was found The three men imprisoned in the early morning hours only a short time before they were supposed to go off duty were Jack Bottrill shift boss James Morden and Roy Warwick Five other men on the same shift escaped when a fall of rock blocked the exit Whether the men had been killed by the rock fall itself or by some other accident was not de termined immediately FORECAST Iowas Public Enemy No 1 Is Not the Drought Merrill Galfney in Waterloo Courier should trade selectively both as to imports and exports dealing coun try by A GOOD many as maggoty headed as that impetuous heroine of the childrens story Henny Penny It will be remembered that Henny Penny occasioned considerable excitement by mistaking a falling leaf for a part of the sky A lot of lowans who have been staying up late at night reading drought ghost stores now find their pulses beating at an abnormal rate They have been doing a lot of loose talking and writing and unless they can be persuaded to make a fair appraisal of the situation they will do themselves and every one in the state more harm than a half dozen arid summers The sobs from the mourners bench have reached the cars of manufacturers and jobbers in eastern states The Fort Dodge Messenger reports that a resi dent of that city recently received a worried tele phone call from an eastern business house inquiring if it would be a good financial risk to sell some mer chandise on credit in Iowa The Courier docs not believe that facts should be garbled to preserve an aura of optimism But those putting this state in the category of barren dust bowl areas are farther from the truth than the perennial Pollyannas The drought has hit Iowas corn Farm ers in the north central and northeastern part of the state however will harvest corn Generally speaking bay and small grain yields have been good Contrary to a popular opinion corn is not Iowas only crop Iowa dairymen last year had an income of and farm housewives of the state enjoyed in pin money from their poultry flocks I Iowa is still the golden buckle on the belt that supports the nations breadbasket Her credit will be i IOWA Partly cloudy Saturday nijrlit ami Sunday thuiidershow ers Saturday afternoon or Satur day night in extreme west por tion eonler in extreme por tion Saturday nifrht and in north west portion Sunday MINNESOTA Mostly clumlv showers probalile in nurth portion Saturday night and Sunday eool er in extreme northwest portion Saturday night and in north and extreme west portions Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 92 Minimum in Night 68 at 8 A M Saturday 80 Rainfall Trace WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period of Aug 17 to J2 For the upper Mississippi ami good until the glaciers come the calamity j Missouri valleys Generally fair luring week cooler north por tion first of week otherwise no de rided change in tempcratuie howlcrs ionlinue to annex converts to their mistaken j philosophies DOZEN OR MORE 4 JUMP TO SAFETY Bodies Wreckage Are Strewn Along Railroad Track in Quebec LOUISEVILLB Que tytwo men and boys were crushed to death early Saturday when a fast Canadian Pacific freight train struck and splintered a large truck in which they were riding Returning from a political rally a party of some 10 persons drove directly into the path of the loco motive at a grade crossing as it hurtled toward them at high speed A dozen or more were injured Four men who sensed danger a split second before the locomotive struck jumped to safety Witnesses said the truck passed two passenger cars which had halt ed at the crossingfor the train 17 Killed Outright Seventeen men apparently wcie killed outright and within a few hours five others had succumbed lo their injuries The accident occurred at a level crossing one mile west of this vil lage The victims were all residents of Louiscvillc and immediate vicinity and had attended a political debate staged as part of the campaign in Quebecs provincial election Edmund Houle 40 driver of the truck was the first victim identified by police Bodies and wreckage were strewn along the railroad track after the terrific force of the collision shoved the truck along the rails The truck caught fire and burned First o Reach Scene Joseph Richot who owns a garage near the crossing was the first to reach the scene He organized a crew of rescue workers and aided by the train crew and police pulled many bodies from the wreckage The injured were taken to the Three Rivers hospital 15 miles cast of Louisevillc Dr Thomas CarOn coroner began an immediate investigation afltn establishing a temporary morgue in Richots garage The men were returning from St Justin where L J Tliisdel liberal member of parliament and Paul Caron union nationale candidate had debated CANADIAN UAILWAV BOARD ORDERS FULL INVESTIGATION OTTAWA Canadian board of railway commissioners Saturday ordered a full investiga tion of the Louiseville railway cross ing accident in which 22 persons met death Premier Mackenzie King sent a message of sympathy to Wilfred Gariepy liberal member of parlia ment for Three Rivers J A Fontaine one of the inspec tors for the board of railway com missioners planned to leave immedi ately for Louiseville F R RESUMES FLOOD SURVEY Leaves Bmghampton on 50 Mile Auto Trip to View Projected Dam Site BINGHAMPTON N Y President Roosevelt resumed Satur day his personal survey of eastern areas battered by floods leaving1 here for a 50 mile auto trip on which he was to visit the site of a project ed dam on the Otsclic river Mr Roosevelt arrived in EinR hampton at a a m greeted people wiio clustered around the station and entered a waiting automobile Sen ator Robert Wagner New York democrat met the Roosevelt train After looking over first hand the flood basin in the Einghampton area the president was scheduled to discuss prevention of future inun dations with state and federal offi cials Maj Gen Edward M Markham chief of army engineers Col Fran cis Harrington assistant WPA ad ministrator and Robert Fechner CCC director who were with the president when he visited the Johns town Pa flood district Thursday icjoincd the presidential party here Gov Herbert Lehman of New York had accompanied the president nn the special train which brought him overnight from Chautauqua N Y ;