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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPiR THAT MAMS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY WEDNESDAY AUGUST 19 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 270 Civil War Overlooked U S Neutrality Act Took in All Other Possibilities By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON it Mark Twain o some other phil osopher w h once referred r the innate cus sedness of inani mats things Anyway ther is no doubt as ti their cussed ness of event beyond human control What been occurring in Spain in thefaa of Uncle Sams determination to keep out of fu ture foreign war aptly demonstrates this latter class of from this countrys standpoint THroughout most of the last ses sion of congress a senate commit tee wrestled with the problem maintaining American neutrality in overseas conflicts forevermore The committee considered as it believed every possibility and there were plenty of them of an other struggle in lands and waters beyond our shores War It was agreed that the United States should remain aloof from any such clash in parts of the world other than our own A law was passed declaring us on the sidelines in all rumpuses henceforward between alien pow ers Between alien powers Get that Two alien powers or more than two must be at war before the law requires the United States to keep out of the fracas It didnt occur to anyone that a war might break out involving fewer powers than two Well before the ink was fairly dry on the new law civil war had broken out in Spain Law Not For One The law does not fit one power alone RUSSIAN PLOTTERS ADMIT GUILT Auto Race Will Open North Iowa Fair Program VAUDEVILLE AND EXHIBITS AMONG MAIN FEATURES Annual Event Will Open Next Monday and Last for Five Days A roaring automobile race pro gram Monday afternoon will start the 1936 program of the North Iowa fair Five days of races derbies aero batic events harness races musical revues and a myriad of other events are booked as the entertain ment feature of the fair while con ests and exhibit judging will be carried on among the livestock and other exhibits in barns floral hall and manufacturing building Open ng Monday Aug 24 the fair con inues daily through Friday Aug North Iowa Fair Program Regardless of the statute Amerl can arms and munitions purveyors can supply Spanish rightists or left ad as long as they con cider that it is worth their financial while The state department can exer cise moral that does any good It doesnt of course It would not so much matter if the complication were not overseas The United States might inter vene in LatinAmerican scraps say Mexico or South America and Europe would remain nominally indifferent even though disgruntled It would not be worth a fight any way However Yankee interference in Spain at the Straits of Gibraltar at the Suez isthmus at the Cape of Good Hope or in far eastern waters would be a different proposition For Uncle Sam to butt into the situation in Spain involves all these considerations It would mean foreign complica tions no end One of the interesting events this ear will be the beauty pageant in which young women from Mason ity and surrounding communities vill compete for the title Miss Ma on Judging will be done Mon ay Tuesday and Wednesday eve lings with final selection Wednes ay night Everything Monday evening will take place be opening performance of Every the musical revue which has attracted such favorable comment where it has appeared this summer Special efforts have been made to make this much more elab orate than in previous years One of the big attractions of the fair again this year are the harness races on Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday afternoons Some excep tionally fast horses are being en tered for these events according to Fred G Mitchell secretary A3 a climax for the afternoon shows will be the Derby day races on Friday afternoon in which there is expected to be wide interest Featuring the vaudeville program this year will be the Four Lorenzos feet above the famous Toyama LOOK INSIDE FOR who perform 110 ground and the Japanese troupe Music throughout the five days of the fair will be furnished by the Mason City municipal band Midway Attractions The performers in front of the jrandstand however will not have the monopoly on the activity at the fair grounds The midway will have scores of special attractions for the hundreds and thousands that are expected to visit the fair this year Directly in front of the entrance to the grandstand the fair manage ment has erected a new building housing rest rooms and a place for 4H club meetings All the space in the large exhibit halls as well as the livestock barns have been reserved and are expected to be filled when the fair gets under way Mr Mitchell pointed out that the showings of cattle horses sheep and hogs will be the best in years With increasing improvement in the economic situation there has been evident an increasing interest in the fair the management points out Because of needed funds to carry on a program of expansion that ul timately will include more new buildings a small admission charge at the outer gate will be made this year Olson in Support of President Roosevelt ON PAGE 2 Goldfield and Forest City Homes Destroyed ON PAGE 6 Public Health Nursing Service Planned Here ON PAGE 32 Where Next Ponders Detroit Brown Bomber ON PAGE 39 Swift Events on List for North Iowa Fair ON PAGE 13 STUDIES LATEST DROUGHT NEWS Roosevelt Has Conference With 5 Financial and Relief Aides HYDE PARK N dent Roosevelt Wednesday canvass ed latest drought developments at a conference with five financial and relief aides with a view to mapping new relief steps Secretary Morgenthau and Dan iel W Bell acting budget director went to the summer white house for the parley from the treasury sec retarys nearby Dutchess county home Harry L Hopkins federal relief administrator W Frank Persons director of the United States em ployment service and Walter Burr Persons assistant came by train from Washington I assume We arc going to dis cuss the drought Hop said as he loft Ihe train MONDAY AUG 24 qualifying time trials for positionin after noon races p Mason City Municipal band p Races Eight events interspersed with vaudeville acts p of race horses that will race in the next three days p concert p Pageant First elimination to select the girl to enter State fair beauty contest p elaborate stage show with anarray of 50 artists TUESDAY AUG 35 p concert p races Pace sponsored by Ideal Sand and Gravel company Purse added Purse added Purse Vaudeville Acts p concert p Pageant Second elimination to select the girt to enter State fair beauty contest p people WEDNESDAY AUG 36 3 30 p concert p Races Trot sponsored by Hotel Hanford Purse 5500 added Purse added Purse Vaudeville Acts p concert p selection of Miss Mason City in the Beauty Pa geant who will be entered in the Iowa State beauty contest p superb cast of 50 artists THURSDAY AUG 37 p concert p Races added Purse added Purse 5250 Pace sponsored by the P G and E com pany Purse Vaudeville Acts p concert Stock Parade followed by parade of with their jockeys who race on Derby Day s a stage show of real merit FRIDAY AUG 28 p Concert p Day races First Race Clear Lake Special 4 furlongs Purse Second Race Boys Pony Race Purse 3 Third Race Mason City Special 5 furlongs Purse Fourth Race Rockwell Sprint for horses that have not been 12 this season 6 furlongs Purse Fifth Race Everybodys Special Farmers Race for horses that have not competed in regular running race Purse Sixth Race Retail Merchants Special 100 feet over 6 Furlongs Purse Seventh Race North Iowa Fair Derby One mile and 70 yards Purse p Concert p showing of Everything p of Ford V8 Sedan to someone MONDAY AUG Program a Livestock Judging Contest in charge of P S Shearer a Textiles Mrs Ada Gaede Judging Cerro Gordo 4H Booths and Exhibits Alice Mae Higdon Judging School Exhibits Mrs Dickinson Judging Dairy Butter Eggs and Cottage Cheese R 0 Storvick R C Willey H D Reynolds Judging Grains C V Holsinger p Angus Cattle Carl Oldsen Ring Judging Belgian Horses A B Caine Ring 2 Judging 4H Club Colts Harry Linn Ring Judging 4H Dairy Calves Floyd Johnson Ring 3 Judging 4H Pigs and 4H Sheep P S Shearer Judging Open Class Sheep P S Shearer Continuing Textiles Schools Dairy Products TUESDAY AUG 35 a Percheron Horses Ring Beef Heifers and starting Baby Beeves Ring A B Caine Judging Herefords Carl Oldsen Ring Judging Holsteins Floyd Johnson Ring 3 Judging Swine as per book listing P S Shearer Judging Womens Project Booths Alice Mae Higdon Judging Pantry Stores Ada Gaede Judging Fruits and Vegetables C V Holsinger Judging Schools Mrs Dickinson Judging Poultry A L Heifer Judging Flowers Mrs Harry Page p Baby Beeves Ring 3 A B Caine Judging Shorthorns Ring 1 Carl Oldsen Judging Swine P S Shearer Judging Guernseys Ring 2 Floyd Johnson Judging Pantry Stores Ada Gaede Judging County 4H Booths Alice Mae Higdon Judging Schools Mrs Dickinson Judging Flowers Mrs Harry Page Judging Poultry A L Heifer Judging Fruits and Vegetables C V Holsinger WEDNESDAY AUG 26 a Swine P S Shearer Judging Jerseys Floyd Johnson Ring Judging Baby Beeves A B Caine Ring Continuing Schools and Poultry a demonstrations beginning with Cerro Gordo County a County a County a County p County p County p County p County p County p County THURSDAY AUG 37 a Demonstrations ITALY BELIEVES SITUATION WILL BE IRONED OUT Expects Neutrality Pact Killmer Former Local Postmaster Dies at 61 With France Will Be Carried Through SPANISH AT A GtANCE By The Associated Press Italy keeping her giant air force ready for any eventuality disclosed nevertheless that a compromise agreement with France on Spanish neutrality was in sight French officials said their gov ernment would abandon its non intervention policy in the Spanish situation should Italy openly aid the rebels The nazi press of Germany was skeptcal over success of a neutral ly agreement by European pow ers The spcalist government at Ma drid insisted it was in the right to obtain assistance from foreign powers though claiming aid to the rebels would be viewed as viola tion of international law The rebel headquarters at Bur gos claimed Italy and Germany were ready to recognize the rev olutionist regime upon its capture of Madrid The northern insurgents ad vanced to within 600 yards of Irun ITALY KEEPS ITS AIR FLEET EV BEADINESS By The Associated Press Italy warily keeping her fleet of fascist war planes in a state of readiness let it be known Wed nesday a compromise FrancoItal ian agreement on Spanish neutral ity was nevertheless in sight Such a compromise fascist offi cials indicated might mean Italy would give up her demand that so cialist France stop expressions of public opinion at home on behalf of the socialist Spanish government Earlier informed Italian sources said Dictator Benito Mussolini had served notice the air fleet would wing to the aid of Spanish fascist rebels if France fails to abstain Jrom intervention and moral sup port for the socialist government of Spain France Beady to Act Paris officials quickly let it be known France would abandon her jresent position of neutrality if Italy undertakes to aid the rebel cause They insisted France still was neutral in word and deed The Rome reports stated Italian and French airmen actually had ex changed shots over Gibraltar aa part of the civil war and some fas cists credited an Italian bomber with damaging the Spanish govern ment cruiser Jaime 1 which sailor seized from fascist officers at th start of the civil war 33 days ago Jubilant rebels from their hig headquarters at declare both Italy and Germany were to extend full recognition to a fas cist Spanish government on the daj the rebel armies take they do Know Their Friends We know where our friends an insurgent leader declared We will throw our weight to the Heart Disease Fatal to Prominent North Iowa Democrat A J Killmer 61 former post master of Mason City and for many years one of the most prominent democrats of this vicinity died at his apartment 903 North Federal avenue about 9 oclock Wednesday morning from an attack of heart disease He had been ill for about 30 days but had recovered to the extent that he was able to be at home and about His death was sud den Mr Killmer was born July 18 1S75 at Sigourney He had resided in Mason City for a number of years formerly operating the Kill mer drug store on North Federal avenue In later years he sold out his drug business and for the past few years had been operating the Cavern on East State street He was postmaster in Mason City from Dec 1 1915 to Jan 31 1925 Democratic Nominee Last spring Mr Killmer announc ed his candidacy for the democrat nomination for state senator from the fortythird senatorial distric made up of Cerro Gordo Hancoc and Franklin counties and was nominated without opposition A past exalted ruler of the Elk lodge Mr Killmer took an activ part in lodge work and was at th lodge rooms only the night befor his death He was also a member o several branches of the Masoni order Survived by Daughter SurvivingMr Killmer are hi daughter Mrs A A Leissring1 La Crosse his fatherinlaw C G Dayton and a Mrs Howard Knesel Mason City Three sisters Mrs Tom Dupuis and Mrs Herman Schwanke Sigourney and Mrs Emma K Blaise Des Moines and one brother John Killmer Mon tana and a nephew Carl Blaise Ce dar Rapids also survive Mr Killmer was twice married his first wife being Ruth E Dayton and his secondwife Mayme McMa hon Both preceded him in death Funeral services will be held Fri day afternoon at 2 oclock at the Patterson funeral home with Dr William L Dibble in charge of ser vices Burial will be at Elmwood cemetery The body was taken to the Patterson funeral home Court Plays Knock Game in Sentencing Lay Jim to Prison SAN FRANCISCO testified there wert strange knocks on the door of Lay Jim 65 year old Chinese while they were collecting evidence he kept a narcotics den Maybe they were just playing suggested Joseph Garry assistant district attorney Thats a game the court can play since we have Lay Jim said Superior Judge George J Stei ger Lay Jim who asked Garry Lay Jim in the cooler for 60 the court replied But French officials despite these new and seemingly difficuli obstacles pressed negotiations to bring both nazi Germany and fas cist Italy into a nonintervention pact They regarded il duces return to Rome from a holiday as a step forward toward realization of such an accord They were pleased with Germanys official acceptance with certain reservations of the neu trality scheme Nevertheless the nazi press re flected German skepticism of the ultimatesuccess of the noninter vention effort Has Right to Help As for Spain high Madrid gov ernment sources insisted the loyal administration had the right to ac cept aid from foreign powers But foreign aid to rebels these sources insisted would be a violation of iai ternationa law The sharpest civil fighting ap peared to be taking place in the Bay of Biscay sector with rebels advancing within 600 yards of Irun The insurgents were under fire of a government torpedo boat in the Bidassoa river There were reports the Almirante Cervera one of two rebel cruisers FORECAST IOWA Cloudy with thunder storms in southeast portion Wed nesday afternoon or Wednesday night Thursday partly cloudy cooler Wednesday night and in southeast portion Thursday MINNESOTA Mostly cloudy Wednesday night and Thursday rising temperature Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 100 Minimum in Night 71 At 8 A M Wednesday 73 Rainfall 02 The North Iowa smile in advance of the North Iowa fair was broad ened Tuesday night when another shower occurred In Mason City it was only 02 of an inch but in a number of places it was rather heavy For the time being it can be said that thisi immediate locality has all the moisture it proximately 3 inches in the past week Why then shouldnt North Iowa smile and attend its fair which has been shelling Irun San Sebastian and Fort Quadaiupe for two days had been hit by govern ment land batteries BRITISH SEE U S AS PEACE MAKER IN SPAIN LONDON UP Authoritative British quarters suggested Wed nesday the possibility that the United States or one of the South American countries might step in as a truce maker to halt the bloody trife in Spain Uruguay already has made a imilar While Foreign Secretary Anthony 2den began the active task of geek ng to further European noninter ention in the Spanish civil war Vhiteball officials said America ras best Ojualified for the role of tiediator FAIL TO REACH 4 TRAPPED MEN Rescue Workers Balked in Effort Through Mine Escape Hole MOBERLY CT Rescue were balked Wednesday in an effort to reach through an es cape hole four men trapped in the Sexton coal mine near here by a fire and cavein late Tuesday after Arnold Griffith chief state mine inspector who led six rescuers into the mine through the escape hole it 7 a returned to the surface ihree hours later and reported they lad reached the cavein in the main shaft but could not work because of the bad air there Griffith said it would be neces sary to pipe air through a pool of water at the bottom of the escape hole He could not estimate how ong this would take Believes Men Dead Meanwhile other rescuers were uilding temporary cribbing and at empting to open the main shaft n order to reach the men vere believed to be in one of the wo horizontal tunnels leading from he main shaft Indications were his work would take several hours The rescue workers had gone own by ropes through the escape Ole Surely the men must be dead by said Evan Johnes deputy ate inspector after a night of ctivity at the mine near this cen ral Missouri city The four trapped more than 50 eet underground by fire while get i ting the mine ready for operation I were j Trapped by Blaze Demmcr Sexton 37 married and father of one child A W McCann 50 unmarried Edward Stoner 26 married George T Dameron 27 Negro mule driver married Friends and relatives of the miners were among those who maintained an all night vigil ss close to the tragic scene as state highway patrolmen would permit Johnes believed that an automo bile motor used to operate a ven tilation fan started the fire in the tipple over the main shaft The flames spread through the mines superstructure before they were ex tinguished Dynamiting carried on by the four while unaware of the fire probably aided collapse of the main shaft Johnes said Employes of Liquor Control Board Paid in Salary DES of the Iowa Liquor Control commission livingin all sections of Iowa re ceived in salaries dur ing the fiscal year ending June 30 1936 it it announced by the com mission Commission payrolls for the 12 months included 560 regular and 87 on extra duty of liquor commis sion numer Rentals paid on130 buildings and biwtnJMB leased by the commission reached a total of for the fiscal year 16 TROTZKY MEH CONFESS PLANS TO SEIZE POWER Dictator Josef Stalin Other Leaders Would Have Been Slam MOSCOW accused Trotzky conspirators pleaded guilty in open court Wednesday to Soviet government charges they had plot ted to seize power through an or ganized reign of terror in which Dictator Josef Stalin and other heads of the state would have been killed Prosecutors at the opening of the trial charged the plot was directly organized by Leon Trotzky fam ous bolshevist exile and that the plotters hoped for international complications which would pave the way for overthrow of the govern ment The German gestapo secret pol ice also was charged with direct participation in the plot Face Possible Death The story of how the counter revolutionaries all of whom face possible sentence of death before a firing squad wrangled among them selves for the honor of shooting Stalin was unfolded at the dramatic session Calmly almost with an air of boredom G Evdokimoff former chairman of the Leningrad soviet told the court how the terrorists entered the home of Gregory Zino vieff alleged leader of the conspira cy to decide who would kill Stalin Zinovieff said the honor be longed to his group not the ones sent into Russia by Trotzky and he won the Evdokimoff testified The reason Stalin was not killed he said was Zinovieffa general Stalin Escaped Twice Cross examination of the wit nesses brought out the story that Stalin twice escaped assassination The first time was during the killing of Sergei M Kiroff the dic tators chief aide at Leningrad on Dec 1 1934 The second time was during the Comintern congress of last July in Moscow Zinovieff was asked by the pro secutor if he organized the terror ists he replied Did you plot the Kiroff death7 Did you organize the plan to kill Stalin Yes I am guilty of every charsre in the Still at Large Franz Weitz still at large was named by prosecutors as the Ger man agent who acted as a gobe tween Berlin and Fritz David one of the prisoners who it was al leged wasto have killed Stalin at the Comintern congress last July David admitted attending the congress as a delegate but said he was unable to get close enough to shoot Stalin He wasalleged to have come to the soviet union with a Honduran passport and a kroner check given him by Trotz kys son Trotzky himself is in Norway All the 16 defendants refused counsel and said they would defend themselves But hardly had the ses sion opened when Zinovieff rose and declared I am fully Ousted by Stalin His colleagues including Leon Kameneff also a one time commun ist leader ousted by Stalin fol lowed although T Smirnoff and E Holzmann two of the leaser defen dants pleaded guilty with reserva tions and said they were not in volved in the actual attempt to kill the leaders Those marked for death in addi ion to Stalin included Klementi Voroshiloff commissar of war iazarus M Kaganovich chairman of the allunion peasants congress and commissar for railways Greg ory K Orjonikidze commissar of heavy industry and the head of communist party in the Ukraine Postisheff 4 Year Old Boy Can Spell Longest Word HOLLYWOOD Heit man St Louia 4 year old who an intelligence teat ratingof a per son twice his age surprised a stu dio cameraman Wednesday Jackiewag being tested for sossible screen contract I can spell the longest wordt in the English he said did It was antidisestablishmentan 1 anism ;