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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 17, 1936, Mason City, Iowa IS MEM fEPT I MO I N I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOLXLII Five CENTS 4 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST 17 1936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 268 Labor Going Into Politics Will Party Follow Its Nonpartisan League By CHABLES F STEWART ASHING TON CPA Labor manifestly i 3 going into poli tics in the Unit ed States In fact part of it is in politics now The A F of L under Wil liam G r e e ns presidency stays out but Labors N o n p a rt i 3 an league led by John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers George L Berry of the Printing Press men and Sidney Hillman of the clothing workers openly political The league calls itself nonparti san but it has declared for Roose thats nonpartisan Maybe it is however It declared for Roose velt only not for his party In 140 prospect1 are that the sit uation will be different By that time if the league thrives it indeed will be partisan That is to say it will be a party Major Berry of the pressmen said so plainly at the or ganizations recent gathering in Washington when he forecast a political realignment before elec tion day four years hence Broader Than Labor A labor party Labor will be the nub of it cer tainly Yet it may not be partisanly so labeled It isnt a first class name for a political party It is too narrow as the term labor is employed in the United States Too many voters who might sympathize with it oth erwise dont consider themselves commonly is known as la bor The leagues leaders sense this At the leagues Washington meet ing it broadened its summons for recruits to include liberals gener ally andall others committed to our philosophy Labor party is a designation which do in some countries Has Won Elections For example Englands labor party has won national elections The English have had what they re fer to as labor governments meaning labor administrations in the American language as we would speak of a democratic or a repub lican administration But Englands labor party is quite unlike any labor organization we ever have had on this side of the Atlantic since the A F of L was created The English labor party has in cluded in its ranks as many mis cellaneous workers as possible a large proportion of the whitecollar folk some of the intelligentsia and of course the movement being for a lot of politicians It has had agricultural support also al though agriculture is a negligible factor in England Strictly Craftsman In the United States a labor unionist at least for the last half century has been strictly a crafts man The crafts have been feder ated but narrow in their scope even on that labor oi the type usually described as skilled workingmen Indeed I have heard such work ers as streetcar motormen and con ductors somewhat contemptuously mentioned at A F of L headquar ters as semiskilled labor A vast deal of labor has been ignored by the A F of L as not worth bothering with Organize Independently A deal of this labor has tried to organize independently as in the I W W It was resentful of cap italism on the one hand but equally resentful on the opposite hand of what it called the aris tocracy of labor These complaints have come home to roost The whitecollar folk havent complained particularly they sim ply havent felt that they were labor Thus perhaps American trades imionsim has been selfishly in the interest of too small a bloc The miscalled nonpartisan leagues purposc is to weld the con flicting blocs together Its a gamble Can the league do it A F of L Estimates 13 Million New Homes to Be Needed by 1945 WASHINGTON A F of L estimate that 13196000 new homes will be needed by 1945 was coupled Monday with an opinion by Secretary Ickes that necessity it eelf will assure the continuation of a valid housing program Ickes said he hopes that with no federal funds available for new low cost housing projects communities vonld carry tlic work forward as local enterprises 2 BANDITS RAID CARPENTER Loyalists Execute Rebel Hostages in Spain 3 ON STATES LIST OF AUTO DEATHS Highway Accidents Over WeekEnd Boost 1936 Toll to 278 Highway accidents in Iowa over the weekend raised to 278 the number that have been killed in the state during 1936 Three of the vic tims were North lowans A crash near Gordonsvillc Minn took two lives CHAPIN MAN KILLED AS HIS CAR STRIKES TKA1N Law 36 Chapin was killed about 4 oclock Sunday morning when the car he was driv ing crashed into the side of a stand ing Rock Island freight train on the north edge of Hampton about four blocks from the station Law who was employed by the county on a culvert crew struck the windshield of his car when the col lision occurred and his jugular vein was cut He got out of the car and walked a few steps before he dropped dead Hewas riding alone No inquest will be held Funeral services will probably be held Tues day Law who lived with his broth er James was preceded in death by his mother and father The body was taken to a funeral home at Sheffield CHARLES CITY BOY DIES AFTER BICYCLE ACXDENT Lambert 15 son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Lam bert died at the Cedar Valley hos pital Charles City at 6 oclock Sunday evening from injuries re ceived Saturday afternoon when his bicycle ran into a car The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 218 and Main street in Floyd The boy had started riding his bi cycle across the highway when a car driven by a salesman for the Dr Salisbury Laboratories came by Because of a car that had just passed neither the boy nor the driver saw each other Roberts head broke the wind shield of the car Funeral services will probably be held Tuesday af ternoon at the Baptist church in Charles City Robert was a boy scout and would have entered high school this fall as a freshman FUNERAL HELD FOK BABY WHO FELL FROM TRUCK EAGLE ser vices for Marilyn Jean Kastler one year old daughter of Mr and Mrs Donald Kastler of Webster City who was killed in a fall from an automobile were held at the French church near Woolstock Monday The baby who was riding with her parents and a sister 3 was a niece of Charles Kastler of Eagle Grove The Rev Manson E Miller of Web ster City officiated at the funeral services GORDONSVILLE COUPLE FATALLY HURT IN CRASH GORDONSVILLE MinnMr and Mrs Lloyd Tostenson of near Gor donsville were fatally injured late Saturday when the car in which they were riding and one driven by Clarence Brunsvold of Hanlontown crashed two miles north of Gor donsville on crossroads of what was known as the old highway Mr and Mrs Tostenson who were only a half mile from their home were going west and Bruns vold who was not seriously hurt was going north The Tostenson car was demolished and the Brunsvold car badly damaged The two victims died while they were being taken to a hospital at Albert Lea Mr and Mrs Tostenson who had no children were about 30 and iO years of age respectively They had lived here for several years Mrs Tostcnsons aged father lived with them Mr Tostenson is survived by four brothers and his mother near here Funeral services will probably be Wednesday afternoon at the farm home Mr and Mrs Tostenson visited in Mason City last week at the home of their cousin Mrs Jesse Chilson 244 Seventh street southeast MAN KILLED 3 HURT AS CAR TURNS OVER CENTERVILLE JP Charley Mitchell of Moline was almost in stantly killed and three others in jured when the car in which they ivere riding turned over near here Saturday afternoon Mr and Mrs Vance Grinko were slightly injured but their child is in critical condi tion as a result of the accident 1936 National Income of 60 Billions Forecast To Balance Costs for First Time Since 1929 By WILLIAM S ARDERY Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON department officials Monday fore cast a 1936 national income close to 560000000000 balancing business outlay for the first time since 1929 The departments estimates con tingent upon a maintenance of pres ent trends were based upon read ings of various business barometers for the first seven months of the year as compared with similar fig ures for 1935 After dropping steadily from the peak produced in 1929 the national income hit a low of in 1932 Since then it has pointed upward Last years income was reported as 000000 Approximately Balance Officials said they expected that income produced and income paid out would approximately balance Since 1929 income paid out has ex ceeded income produced This ex cess was only 5628000000 last year compared with the figure for 1932 When income paid out exceeds in come produced it means in effect that industry and business are oper ating in the red to the extent of the excess Similarly when income produced tops that paid out the ex cess is regarded as savings The biggest slice of income paid out goes for compensation of em ployes usually amounting to be tween 64 and 68 per cent Next in line are dividends interest and in come withdrawals by the owners of businesses Upturn Per Capita With the predicted rise in na tional income this year an upturn in per capita income of employes also was expected by commerce de partment officials From the 1929 high of the per capita reached a low of in 1933 and for 1935 was or S19 per ceni of the 1929 level Among the most important sources of income are manufactur ing trade and service activities The commerce department has been compiling estimates of na lional income since 1929 in response tc a senate resolution calling for a study of the subject FORECAST IOWA Cloudy and somcjvhat unsettled warmer in northeast and east central portions Monday night Tuesday partly cloudy MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy warmer Monday night Tuesday cloudy possibly showers in ex treme north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Moday morning Maximum Sunday MO Minimum in night 62 At 8 a m Monday 70 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 100 Minimum in night Gi At 8 a m Sunday 71 Rainfall 17 BURGLARS FLEE AFTER ALARM Effort to Steal Butler Whittemore Fails But Bandits Escape butter theft was thwarted Sunday night when a burglar alarm installed only a month ago went off and brought a crowd to the Whittemore Farmers cooperative creamery just after the bandits made their getaway The burglars entered the window by re moving putty from around the glass and then set off the alarm Theo Knecht night watchman was near and called for help and soon many were near The men got away however driving a Chevrolet with a South Dakota license Creamery authorities have been particularly vigilnnl because of the many thefts in Not Ih Iowa in recent months LOOK INSIDE FOR SMITH W BROOKHART Brookhart to Support Roosevelt ReElection ON PAGE 2 Tornado Causes Heavy Damage NearKanawha ON PAGE 8 Other Nations Feeding War Flames in Spain ON EDITORIAL PAGE lier Wolf Faces State Tourney Softball Game ON PAGE P Coughlm Recovers Leaves for Detroit ON PAGE 2 Plans Under Way to Raise Level of Lake ON PAGE 14 TYPHOON SENDS SKIPS AGROUND Kills at Least 1 1 Leaves Famine Threat for Isle in Philippines MANILA P I deal ing typhoons sent two ships aground cloaked with mystery the fate of a third and left a threat of famine Monday among natives on North Luzon Island Pleas received here for govern ment aid said at least 11 persons were killed by the converging of two typhoons sweeping in from the Pacific Saturday the storm des troyed practically all native houses and 90 per cent of the crops in Cag ayan river valley ANSWER ATTACK OF WARSHIPS ON 2 COAST CITIES Spanish Fascist Leaders Perfect Plans for 2 Big Attacks SPANISH AT A GLANCE 15y the Associated 1ress Spanish rebel warships shelled the northern cities of Irun and San Sebastian and fascist pris oners were reported executed by the government in retaliation Government forces claimed the capture of rebels barricaded in the Gijon jail and reported a vic tory march across the island of Mallorca but rebels in stiff fighting sought to force a way from Badajoz to Madrid Newspapermen estimated rebels had executed 1500 government adherents in the captured city of Eadajoz Disloyal aviators were reported hindering the government cause After a flying visit from Com mander in Chief Francisco Franco the rebel Junta at Burgos an nounced a victory near Zaragoza with 600 killed The accidental bombing of a French village stirred new inter nal strife in France over neutral ity Uruguay proposed that Ameri can republics seek to arbitrate the Spanish war as a good turn to the fatherland They Faced Bandits Guns EXECUTIONERS RIFLES REPLY TO SHIPS GUNS By The Associated Press Battles en three fronts Monday in northcentral Spain between fascist rebels and Madrid govern ment forces left a wake of death and destruction Rebels in Burgos announced they had repulsed the government at Atienza northeast of Madrid in the Guaradamma mountains and had routed soldiers marching against the rebel city of Zaragoza Reports reachingthe Franco Spanish frontier said government soldiers answered rebel warship shells thrown against Irun and San Sebastian with swift death for host ages before firing squads 2 Hour Bombardment Bombardment of the Bay of Bis cay section lasted about two and a half hours paused for a while and then was resumed The rebel battleship Espana rode in the Bay of Biscay with guns trained on Fort Guadalupe near the two towns Then the first shell whined from a 12 inch gun Sharp cracks from executioners rilles were heard jn the besieged cities it was reported Frontier ad vices said rebel prisoners were be ing executed in retaliation for the as government troops previously had warned 1300 Hostages Held About 1200 hostages were held in Irun and 700 at San Sebastian The number of deaths was not known Government forces prepared to meet anticipated rebel attacks by land and air in addition to bom bardment from the sea all along the Sirs Clarice Nicholson lit ihe cashiers window and her adopted laughter Nellie Iclt are pictured here in the Carpenter Savings hank which was robbed shortly before noon Monday Two armed but un masked bandits took loot of between 51500 and SI600 Mrs Nichol sons husband who is the cashier was out of town at the time of the holdup Lock Photo Kayenav Engraving coastal strip on the Bay of J3iscay near the French border Gen Francisco Franco leader of the rebellious fascists instilled new enthusiasm into his followers in a quick trip from southern Spain to rebel headquarters in Burgos in the northern part of the country Leaders apparently perfected plans for the long awaited simul taneous attacks from the north and south Iyres Smoke Smoke from funeral pyres of gov ernment dead rose over Badajo2 which lay in ruins and rebels con tinued executions of defeated de fenders of the city near the border of Portugal In southwestern Badajoz province bloody fighting was reported as the ovcrnmcnt sought to block the rebel advance on Madrid More than 1500 prisoners were reported executed in Badajoz and countless others awaited their tura before a military tribunal A bruise on the right shoulder proof to the rebels that a rifle had been fired against them was evi dence enough to send a victim to his death Die By Twenties roups of 20 they were shot where they slumped in announced an important In and left death Rebels victory over the government near Zaragoza a rebel stronghold A government victory march against rebels on the island of Mall orca reported from Madrid was de nied in rebel reports reaching Lon don Rebels said they permitted the government troops to land and walk directly into a trap where 500 were reported killed and 250 imprisoned The invaders objective was Palma capital of the Mediterranean is and IOWA BROKE PERISH THE THOUGHT F A JMoscrip in MarshalItown TimesRepublican let anyone get into their heads that the short est corn crop in 42 years of Iowa history means i j that Iowa is broke Far from it In spite of the fact that the most fertile cornfields in the world will pro duce only 17 bushels of corn an acre Iowa is still Iowa and its fields have produced splendid crops of small grain and the first two cuttings of alfalfa wore as lux urious as ever Iowa hens arc still laying What they may have missed in their daily diet had the drought been less extended and less severe has been made up in the floods of grasshoppers that have descended on some sections of the state Higher prices prevail also for small grain In 1932 the oats crop of 217000000 bushels was worth at 10 cents a bushel 21 million dollars This year the 171 000000 bushels of Iowa oats at 10 cents which js slightly below the current quotations are worth better than 68 millions And so on down the line Always a shortage in production boosts the price of products Iowa will pro duce better than the average national production of corn at the worst and those Iowa farms that will have com will profit by the misfortunes of the nations corn farmers at large But the point is that Iowa is not broke Eastern jobbers and wholesalers may continue their business relations with Iowa confident that of all the states in the agricultural section country Iowa is the best This state has never yet had a total crop failure If the small grain is short the corn saves the situation This year the tables are reversed The stale has already harvested a splendid small grain crop which with the big crop of 1932 when the state average production j hcavy hay cops Supp1v an abundance nf frcrl for was 127 bushels an acrr j hc cominc winter It was back in 1932 when Iowa produced a corn crop of half a billion bushels the crop was worth 12 cents a bushel or a total of 60 millions for the whole crop This year with only 37 per cent of a normal crop predicted or a total of 185300000 bushels the crop will be worth at present ligurcs nearly three times the QUIZ 3 NEGROES IN HOTEL KILLING Held After Body of Woman Beaten lo Death Is Found in Room CHICAGO Negroes two women and a youth were tak en into custody Monday for ques tioning in connection with the wan ton Slaying of Mrs Mary Louise Trammell found beaten to death in her hotel room on the near south side Sunday Those held in the fourth hotel room killing here in recent months were Mrs Myrtle Hyncs 55 Mrs A L Martin 30 and Claude P Da vis 18 The two women were seized when telephone numbers found in a black notebook dropped in flight by a Ne gro who was found prowling at the hotel a week ago were traced to their addresses From them the po lice hoped to obtain clews to the identity of the prowler who they said may have returned and killed Mrs Trammell Davis is day bellboy at the hotel The police said they intended to question him about his activities Sunday and Saturday Nude Body Found The nude body of the 24 year old victim a former Knoxvillc Tenn stenographer was found Sunday by her husband of a year and a half Thomas Trammell 40 in their third floor room at the State hotel She had been strangled and beat en and her skull had been fractured in two by a hatchet or a sharp edged brick in the opin ion of Chief Deputy Coroner Victor Schlaeger The wound which caused death was three inches long and above the left eye Her neck bore the imprint of hands Officials said slip also had apparently been criminally as saulted Three Major Clfws The killer had folded her arm over her body twisted bloodstained sheets around her and dropped a pillow on top of the battered form Detectives uncovered three major fingerprints on the bed a notebook dropped by a Negro prowler who fled from the hostelry a week ago and the imprint of a canvas shoe on a window sill Trammell steward on a Grand Trunk railroad dining car made the grewsome find about 4 p m Sun day when he returned from a trip to Michigan Unable to gain admis sion he peered through a transom He notified the desk clerk John Bon who hurried up the fire es cape climbed into Ihe room and I opener the locked door from the in side LOOT ESTIMATED TO BE TO IK CASH Car Believed to Be One Used in Bank Holdup at Merrill Iowa of ficials were on the lookout Monday afternoon for two unmasked bandits who held up the Carpenter Savings bank shortly before noon Monday and escaped with about or SI600 in cash The two bandits were driving a car a 1931 blue Ford VS sedan license 452174 believed to have been used in the robbery of the Farmers State bank at Merrill in Plymouth county June 3 The li cense number was the same and the car answered the description of the one used in the Merrill holdup Only two persons were in the bank when the holdup occurred They were Mrs Clarice Nicholson assistant cashier and Nellie Nichol son VI who has been staying with the Nicholsons This is a holdup the bandits Knnounccil as they ordered Mrs Nicholson to remain seated at a typewriter where she was working Scoop Up Cash While one of the bandits covered Mrs Nicholson with a gun the other began scooping up cash from the counter and then took some money from the lime vault Mrs Nicholson refused the order from one of the bandits to get money from the vault with the re ply You know as much about it as I do In a short time less than 10 min utes it was believed the bandits jumped ina car which they had left parked in front of the bank and sped east out of town Watched Before Robbery Before the robbery the bandits had stopped across the street at the Kiester cafe and got some beer Thy paid for their drinks from a package of pennies It was believed they waited until the street was clear before entering the bank Mitchell county authorities at Osage were notified of the robbciy and officers in nearby counties were lold to be on the lookout for the bandits The state bureau of investigation dispatched Agent Paul Gruber La Carpenter Monday afternoon to take up the trail of the two bandits who robbed the bank Wife of Cashier Mrs Nicholson the wife of E R Nicholson cashier who was out of town at the time reported one of the men was wearing a light suit the other a dark suit They were be tween 40 and 50 years of age Fingerprints were taken County officers who left for Car penter immediately upon receiving word of the robbery were Sheriff 1 M Robertson and Deputy Sheriffs John Wallace Cal Dwan and John Smith Deputy Sheriff Wallace planned to take any fingerprints which might have been left by the bandits Rubbed in The Carpenter bank was robber in Februaiy 1300 by Reuben Perau St Ansgar youth who is now serv ing a term in prison after he plead ed guilty He was caught near Stacyville when his auto ran out of gasoline Perau told officers he was work ing under orders of Baby Face Nekion and said he was to meet him at Cresco Officers from a half dozen counties waited in Cresco for the notorious bandit to appear but he never came Norma Millen Whose First Husband Died in Chair Wed Again BOSTON Brighton Milieu honeymooned Monday with her second husband Harold Hey wood Clement away from the spot light which her electrocuted first husband Murton Millen brought upon her Murton died in the chair for the killing of two policemen dur ing a bank robbery Her father Norman Brighton said his daughters marriage in Ar monk N Y to the 21 year old WPA symphony orchestra musician was unexpected but he gave the couple his blessing He said bi did rot know their whereabouts CHAPFL HILL N Car Marvin Browning Dmhnm golfer took an ite on tile 107 yard No 1 hole of the Chapel Hill course The noxt day he ropratrrl on Nn hole ;