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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME ftiOH I It S i OtPT 6F IO R MO I N THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FJVK CENTS iv COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASBIl W1KE SEKVIUE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST 18 1936 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 269 Old Line Democrats Roosevelt Campaign Heads Are Giving Them Thought By CHARLES P STKYVABT WASHINGTON CPA Of course the Roose velt c a m p a ign m a n a g ements story is that it is not the least bit worried by the hostility of such old fashion ed democrats as those who met recently in De troit to denounce the new deal as the antithesis of Jef f ersonianism Neve rtheless there are hints that the white house considers the disgruntled elements influence strong enough to be worth a little counteracting One of these hints is to be seen in President Roosevelts socalled social visit toward the middle of August at Assistant Secretary of State Sumner Welles Maryland estate near Washington If that visit wasnt political rather than social there is nothing in inside in formation Secret Conference In the first place the president semingly preferred not to have it known that he planned to drop if on Welles He disappeared from the execu tive mansion quite suddenly un known to the correspondents who are supposed to be informed of his every movement They learned that he was gone however soon after his departure and began asking questions The answer was forth coming that he was on his way to see Secretary of War George H Bern a patient at Walter Reed hospital No doubt this was true but from WalterReed he went on to If it affbeeri just an ordinary call even that would not have been so bad from the correspondents standpoint Get Pep Talk But it subsequently was ascer tained that the president met soms twenty leading democrats at Welles and gave them a vigorous pep talk impressing upon them the urg ent necessity that they get busy politically Even yet we havent arrived at the climax The part of the yarn thus out lined has been told already Theres another chapter The president forgathered with the twenty leading democratic Marylanders as a sequel to a letter he had written to the head of the young democratic Maryland or ganization pointing out to them that their older folk seemed new fiealerishly clammy and express ing his hope that if the latter con tinued to be indifferent or worse the youngsters would come to the rescue Take Matter Up The youngsters it appears took the matter up with the oldsters and such of the latter as are not too far off the reservation con siderably mortified by the presi dential reflection upon their indif ference in the pending campaign arranged for a meeting with their party leader to be scolded This is all right as far as it goes but it implies that even moderately loyal oldtime demo crats need scolding and it raises the question Will scolding convert the whole oldtime democratic element Maryland is only one state to be sure It doesnt cast many elec toral votes either Yet notably it is a test state It almost always has been on the side since the Civil war It is something like Maine As Maine goes the saying is so goes the nation Marylanders also seem to be extraordinarily good gucssers Old Time Democratic The free state likewise is con spicuously old time democratic It is so much so that sometimes it goes republican from resent ment at new deal policies Follow ers of the late democratic Governor Albert C Ritchie are antinew deal ers So are followers of exSenator William C Bruce Present Sena tor Millard E Tydings ostensibly is proadministration but he has oppos ed all its policies Incidentally he was not at Sumner Welles gather ing he was vacationing elsewhere Maryland then is a typical state as Postmaster General James A Farley expressed it where insurgent democracy needs to be taken into account by the new dea democratic philosophers Arc they worried At least Id say they are giving the subject a thought INCREASE IN FOOD PRICES SEEN Report Government Leaders Prepared to Flee CLAIM 3 PLANES READYFORTHEM IF MADRID FALLS Rebel Warship Silences Guns of Fortress of Guadelupe SPANISH AT A GLANCE By Associated Press Un censored Madrid dispatches said government leaders fearing fall of the capital were reported holding three planes in readiness for possible flight Rebel warships fought a big gun duel and silenced government land batteries in the northern IrunSan Sebastian sector Government officials in Madrid called for new volunteers and urged women to make arms and winter they looked for a long siege The rebels at Burgos accused government forces of using gas bombs Two German conditions stood in the way of conclusion of the French inspired international neu trality pact KEBEL WAKSHIP SILENCES LOYALIST LAND BATTE1UES By The Associated Press Six inch shells from the rebel cruiser Almirante Cervera silenced the guns of the government fort ress of Guadalupe defending the to ron Spains Bay of Biscay Tuesday Coincidentally uncensored d i a patches from Madrid reported gov ernment leaders fearing the fall of the capital was imminent were holding three air liners in readiness for flight Guadelupes armament was re garded as still a menace to a rebel land attack which was being at tempted over the hills from the di rection of Endeflaza in the face of government machine gua fire and assault by government bombing planes The San Sebastian radio station reported a civilian on the roof of a maternity hospital had been killed by a shell from the rebel cruiser Espana Sets Up Embassy At Hendaye Beach France Amer ican Ambassador Claude G Bowers set up a temporary embassy in a hotel after completing an evacua tion of Americans in Spanish cities on the Bay of Biscay He added his personal denial to that of the Washington state de partment concerning reports he had been ordered ashore from the cutter Cayuga following a dispute with navy officers From their supreme headquarters at Burgos meanwhile members of rebel junta announced they would inform foreign governments and the international Red Cross that Span ish government forces were using poison gas A Madrid official was quoted in a Paris dispatch as ack nowledging tear gas bombs had been utilized in defensive fight ing In any event it became apparent the government expected no quick victory Tuesday the Madrid author ities urged women of the nation to make ammunition and winter cloth ing and called for volunteers to form a new battalion of red lions 2 German Conditions France pushing negotiations for an international neutrality agree ment sought earnestly to overcome two German conditions These were that the pact must te signed and applied by all powers producing and exporting arms and that differences with the Spanish government over seizure of a Ger man plane must be settled in a manner satisfactory to the nazis Rebel troops from Morocco forged north to Valladolid amid their lead ers claims of an imminent final victory Conflicting claims clouded the situation on the island of Mal lorca scene ol new fighting Bloody battles in the west near Badajoz also were apparently undecisive 5 Chicago Buildings Struck by Lightning CHICAGO which accompanied a heavy 45 minute downpour over most of Chicago early Tuesday struck five buildings starting fires in three Miss Ella Dunlap her 87 year old mother Mrs Elmira Dunlap and her sister Harriet were driven from their home in suburban Chi cago heights when fire broke out in the roof after a lightning bolt hit i feel 4 North Iowa Buildings Hit by Lightning Clarion Church and 2 Barns Near Charles City Burned Heavy rains fell in several sec tions of North Iowa Monday night accompanied by lightning which ic sultcd in destruction of the Congre gational church at Clarion and two barns near Charles City The Joicc church was damaged by lightning Lightning struck the church at Clarion one of the oldest in town at about oclock Monday night and the structure quickly burned to the ground This church which had a seating capacity of 600 was the only one in town a pipe organ and this valued at was also burned The Rev F C Lcbert is pastor of the Clarion Congregational church The loss was partly covered by in surance Damage estimated at 55000 was done when lightning caused the burning of two large barns three mules and a quantity of hay and oats on the Adolph Herbrechtsmeier farm 6 miles south of Charles City Lightning Hits Steeple Lightning hit the steeple of the Joice church shattering it and scat tering it over the street and yards nearby On Saturday lightning struck the barn and house on the Ryan farm tearing parts loose and knocking down plaster Rainfall reported in North Iowa included Osage 76 of an inch Clarion 14 Northwood 10 Gar ner 1 inch Charles incbi and Mason City 53 of an inch While showers over night kept North Iowa temperatures out of the upper 90 and 100 degree readings Tuesday other parts of the state again suffered from the heat The mercury at Des Moines hit 95 at 9 a m and the weatherman commented but it should cool off some Tuesday night and Wednes day The heat he explained results from a low pressure area which is centered in northwest Iowa and cuts off the cooling northwest winds We expect it to move eastward Tuesday night however After that the wind should swing back to the north bringing more temperate condi tions Generally Fair Skies The forecast called for generally fair skies Wednesday and the weatherman added theres little if any prospect of rain in the immedi ate offing All weather bureau stations re ported showers Monday night with Dubuque measuring 14 of an inch Des Moines 07 Davenport 02 and Sioux City and Keokuk a trace Several points reported showers Monday including McGregor 40 of an inch Decorah 14 West Union 35 New Hampton 24 Top temperature Monday was 1105 at Corning Red Oak had 110 Malvern and Atlantic 108 FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday cooler in vest portion Tuesday night cool er Wednesday MINNESOTA Cloudy rain in east portion cooler Tuesday night Wednesday generally fair cooler in east and south portions IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 82 Minimum in Night At 8 AM Tuesday 80 Rainfall Monday 53 Augusts rain total was boosted to 280 by the 23 of an inch of moi sture that fell on Mason City Mon day afternoon and the 30 additiona registered in the evening At the sugar factory north of the city the total for the same period was 16 of an in the day and 31 at night This favored section of North Iowa may yet harvest a fair corn crop lowan Killed When Train Strikes Auto DAVENPORT Rich ards 37 of Bettendorf was in stantly killed Tuesday mornin when his automobile was struck bj a train at a crossing near his home He was on his way to work The wreckage was carried about 50 Plan Round Trip London Flight DICK MEKKILL HAKKY KICHMAN ALBUQUERQUE N M Richman New York actor and singer took off from Albuquerque airport in his specially con structed transport plane at 6 a ni C S T Tuesday tor New York base of his contemplated round trip flight to London With Dick Merrill his pilotradio operator and companion on the proposed transAtlantic commutation hop Richmnn headed for Kan sas Ciy where he planned to stop briefly He said he hoped to arrive in New York by Tuesday afternoon NEGRO GAMBLER Surrenders to Police for Quizzing in Death of Mrs Trammell CHICAGO Gray 26 Negro gambler sought for question ing in connection with the hotel room slaying of Mrs Mary Louise Tram mell surrendered Tuesday to the first district police Gray walked into police headquar ters and said he had read in the newspapers that he had been sought He told police he knew nothing of the slaying but identified some laundry held at the station as his property Police obtained the bundle with a laundry check found at the hotel by William Schumacher eight days ago after he frightened away a Negro prowler who attempted to enter his room Schumacher a guest at the hotel truned over the laundry ticket and a note book which he said he found together after hearing of the vi cious attack on Mrs Trammell 24 year old wife of a dining room car steward Sought Once Before Police Scrgt Peter Bernacchi said Gray told him he was robbed of the notebook laundry check and a small amount of cash while sleeping in Grant park not far from the slaying scene about a week ago Bernacchi disclosed that Gray previously had been sought for questioning in the similar slaying of Mrs Lillian Guild SO who was bludgeoned to death several months ago at the Y W C A hotel on South Michigan avenue about five blocks from where Mrs Trammel was killed Another Negro Thomas Starr later confessed the killing and was sentenced to 199 years in prison Gray told the police that he was penniless and had not worked for three weeks Recently he said he had been sleeping in the park He was attired in shabby brown cotton trousers worn shoes a torn gray shirt and a battered straw hat Close to Slaying Asked where he was at 6 p m Saturday the time estimated by the police for the slaying Gray said he was in a pool hall at State and Har rison which is only a few doors from the slaying scene Police said Gray previously had been arrested as a Peeping Tom but that the charge had been dropped for want of prosecution Gray told the police his real name is Rufo Swain and that he came here from Little Rock Ark in 1932 His regular occupation he said was as bellboy or houseman but that his last job was in a garage He said he was evicted from his south side rooming house for non payment of rent a month ago He was robbed of his notebook he said on Aug 7 The notebook contained notations on horse race and policy gambling nnd a number of names and tele i phone number TRANSFUSION TO BEOTEMSON Minnesota Governor 111 at Rochester Complains of Terrible Pain ROCHESTER Minn blood transfusion for Gov Floyd B Olson was decided upon Tuesday by Mayo clinic physicians after a night in which the nations only farmer labor chief executive complained of terrible pain The governor is suffering from a stomach ailment and only recently had a tube Inscrleo in the small in testine to permit him to assimilate nourishment His condition Tuesday was described as about the same The transfusion was resorted to in an effort to build up his strength physicians said The governors wife and daughter Patricia were here Tuesday but they had not been permitted to see him The governor arrived here late Monday by airplane and was rushed to the hospital from which he was released nine days ago He was delirious shortly after taken to his room attaches said but soon recovered In a Mayo clinic bulletin issued soon after his arrival his condition was described as not critical al thought privately some physicians said ou it could be called very seri Firsl Good Ram Since idJune Helps Fire Fighters in Minnesota ST PAUI first good rain since midJune began falling early Tuesday in northern Minne sota and greatly aided thousands ol CCC youths and men fighting forest and brush fires Duluth reported a steady down pour Tuesday morning accompanied by lightning If the rain continued forestry men said the fire fighters would earn their first leal respite j in ten days Committee to Study Drought in Hunt for Long Range Soil Plan DALHART Tex presi dents committee to study the drought set out Tuesday on roads away from the main highways to ward the dust bowl in a first hand search for a long range soil pro gram As Rexford G Tugwell and other members of the committee viewed sun baked fields on a 3000 mile tour reports of increased farm dis tress came Washington There Aubrey Williams deputy WPA ad ministrator predicted that approxi mately per cent of the Dakotas fnrm population will need KHcf by fall 66 PER CENT OF IOWA VETERANS BONUSESCASHED Treasury Asserts This Doesnt Mean Money All Being Spent B CJHAHL15S V Associated 1ress Staff Writer WASHINGTON treas ury department said Tuesday that Iowa veterans have cashed 66 per cent of the adjusted compensation certificates issued to them but that this doesnt mean that all the money is being spent Treasury tabulations since the bonus payments got under way last June showed the Iowa veterans have collected in cash a total of 400 and the redemptions have de clined week by week The total represents payments made through seven Iowa postcf liccs each with its respective dis trict In addition some lowans ob tained their funds directly from the treasury but this number was small treasury officials said since the to tal paid out directly over the entire country amounts to only 523000 000 More Than 12 Million Financially pressed former sol diers in Iowa moved in a steady file to postoffices when the certificates first were received and obtained more than in the week of June 20 The amounts paid out at each of the seven postoffices the first week were more than double their total payments since then The treasury said it has no way of knowing where the money is go ing after it reaches the hands of veterans Veterans administration representatives also said they had no particular reports from Iowa as to where or how fast the bonus mil lions are being spent 1uttin Some Away But it is safe to assume that some lowans unless they arc more spendthrifty than their buddies in other stales are putting some of the money away against rainy days a treasury spokesman said Postal savings accounts for ex ample have advanced sharply and it is probable that some of this gain is bonus money Some of the cer tificates recipients want their money more readily available for use And of course there are many veterans who havent cashed any of their certificates as yet Some 34 per cent of the amount due lowans still hasnt been paid out to date In so large a number youll find men who will use their money wise ly and those who will spend it rap idly Mostly at Des Moines The Des Moines postoffice han dled the major share of the pay ments 515462300 Amounts cashed through the other posloffices in cluded Sioux City 51044250 Dav enport Dubuque Waterloo 5555800 Cedar Rapids SSOSSOO Council Bluffs The treasury said the payments through the Waterloo postoffice were typical of the weekbyweck decline in the amounts The Water loo districts figures were given as Week of June June July July July July Aug Aug LOOK INSIDE FOR KAYMOND HAMILTON GMen Still Probing Past of 4 Criminals ON PAGE 2 2 Carpenter Bandits May Be in Minnesota ON PAGE 2 Vets Plan Memorial Service at Sessions ON PAGE 3 Braddocks Bad Hand May Stop Title Bout ON PAGE 9 Joe Louis Holds Edge in Gotham Fight Bets ON PAGE 9 Increased Y Schedule for Fall Is Planned ON PAGE S BRANCH OFFICE OF BANK RAIDED Elliott Bandits Get Away in Missouri Car Amount of Loot Unknown ELLIOTT raided the branch office of the Houghton State bank of Red Oak shortly be fore 2 P M Tuesday and escaped with an undetermined amount of loot The slugged one man in the banking office Witnesses said the bandits fled in a black Ford V8 sedan bear ing a Missouri license number It was the second Iowa bank robbery in days two bandits raiding the Carpenter Savings bank Monday and escaping with in cash WHAT COSTS NOW WILL SOON SELL AT Experts Declare Family Grocery Budget Must Be Revised Upward 15y KDWIN IS HAAKINSON Associated Press ISIafl Writer WASHINGTON Experts guessed Tuesday that it wont be long before the housewife lays out from 511 to S12 for the same bas ket of food she now buys for a ten dollar bill Government and pfivate experts admitting Uiat exact estimates tin impossible nevertheless forecast upward revision of the family gro cery budgets They explained that whuii the scorching sun shriveled crops in re cent months the dollars food put chasing power went into a dive It already has affected milk butter and eggs in some places and even tually will reach meats they said The experts said their best guesses were based upon what happened after the drought two years ago More Purchasing Power Consumer purchasing power which was on the upgrade after the 1031 drought and has been report ed increasing since also plays an important part in food prices they said An intricate check upon aver age food costs is kept by the bu reau of labor statistics with the prices from 1923 to 1925 placed at 100 The bureau reported the food cost rose from an index of about 73 at the start of the 1934 drought to a peak of 82 in 1935 or about 12 per cent The last retail food index in July was 84 Thus increases in food costs because of the present drought may go much higher than the peak which came after the and periods of 1931 it was said Meat prices may dip slightly for a few months and then soar up wards next spring and summer ac cordingto C A Burmcister econ omist at the agriculture depart ment who has been following meat trends for IS years Beet Prices Advanced Burmcister said beef prices ad vanced 3S per cent between Way 1931 and the peak a year later after first declining due to incrcas A rmy Pilot and Mechanic Are Killed in War Games WPA PAY UNCHANGED WASHINGTON size of paychecks to persons on fed eral relief projects probably will not be affected by an indicated increase in average food costs because of the drought a spokes man at WPA headquarters said Tuesday He said the 1936 relief act or dered that prevailing wages be paid on relief projects Unless food increases boost prevailing wages there can be no changes it was said The spokesmnn said the coun try average WPA wage now was a month ed marketing of animals Pork foi lowed a similar trend he said al though it did not reach a peak until September of 1935 Almost 90 per cent of the coin crop is fed for meat or milk pro duction he said and so the short crop this fall will mean less meat and dairy products next year The drought already has turned prices of milk butter and dairy prices upward in some places ac cording to consumers council of AAA This was established to watch the consumer angle under federal farm plans White bread prices have remain ed about tbc same in recent week the consumer group said Secretary Wallace said recently that even thr ALLEGAN llkli arniyjuut to watch them she said Slid siimt wheat crop was ample for his mechanic were killed yenly we saw a puff of smoke be milling flour and othei pilot and h Tuesday when a new two place pur suit plane from Selfridgc Field Mich crashed near Otsego while taking part in the western Michigan war games of the second army Reports received at the operations office at Sclfridge Field said Ihu plane was piloted by Second Lieut William W Harding 25 air corps reserve and that his mechanic was Private Francis llaicr of Dowagiac Mich Hardings home was in Los Angeles The plane a PB2 was one of 18 participating in the maneuvers The plane caught fire in flight Mrs W D Clock who lives near the scene of the crash related and the flyerji made an unsuccessful attempt to leap with ihcir parachutes The plane was one of six flying fairly low ovcthcad as we rushed other domestic The planes attached to the red forces in the war maneuvers were observing the movement of the thirtysecond division of the blue forces to Camp Custei At Camp Ciiater army officers who had only mcigcr information of the crash said that hanging clouds undoubtfllv ntrihutel to the tragedy hind one of them At first we did not i needs realize it was on fire Then the smukc became so heavy we knew it must be burning We could see it break out of the forma tion and fall It was horrible The planes were lying in an area that had been swept a short time earlier by a damaging electrical storm that ripped down telephone lines and made communications with the vicinity difficult Partys 39 Year Domination of Quebec House Ended QUEBEC liberal partys 39 year domination of Quebecs leg islature was ended Tuesday with victory for the union nationale par coalition of dissatisfied liber als and conservatives Campaigning on a platform of rrfoim and a demand for investi gation of alleged irregularities be fore the legislative public Recounts committee the union nationale 7ft of the CO legislative scats ;