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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII ETVK CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY AUGUST THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 274 Mussolini and Spain Is Italian Dictator Looking for New Diversion By CHARLES P STEWART ASHING TON merce depart mentinformation its source is confidential but absolutely relia ble is to the ef fect that busi inessmen in It aly believe and are much per turbed by the prospact that Dictator Mussoli ni favors Italian intervention i n Spain as a means of distracting his countrymens dis content over eco nomic conditions among his home folk The departments dispatch of official origin relates that thus far the Italian venture in Ethiopia has turned out altogether unsatis factorily It all along has been suspected here that II Duce undertook the conquest of Haile Selassies realm less because he wanted it than as a means of diverting the Italian masses attention from domestic to foreign affairs It worked fairly well for Britain was bluffed Ethiopia nominally was beaten Italy temporarily was en thusiastic in Arms But the Ethiopins apparently are cot prepared to stay tuaished About of them are reported still in arms conducting vigorous guerrilla warfare Present indications are that their pacifica tion will be long drawn out and expensive And Italy is getting tired of it It hasnt profited economically In addition to its domestic pinch it now has what promises to be an indefinitely prolonged colonial cam paign on its hands It also is be ginning to wonder if Ethiopia is worth having anyway H Duces censorship has bottled up the real facts for some time but they are leaking out gradually Benito needs a fresh counter irritant That is what the commerce de partment learns of the situation Munitions Pouring In That the Spanish loyalists and rebels alike are receiving enormous supplies and ammunition from abroad is evident Both sides have been spending them lavishly for weeks and neither side had an overly liberal store to begin with Spain is no a munition producing country It must import what it requires Otherwise it must fall back upon cutlery The Toledo Blade is tra ditional But this civil war appar ently is being conducted with mod ern explosives The belligerents are getting them from somewhere beyond their coasts and borders Their neighbors may deny as much as they please that they are furnishing them They are furnishing them of course or the Spaniards would not have them Their Possessions How are they paid for Well the Spanish government the loyalists may seem picayun ish but it has unless the rebels capture it a comparatively large gold reserve the worlds fourth in value GRANDSTAND FILLED FOR RACES RECORD BROKEN FOR NUMBER OF EXHIBITS SHOWN Judging Program Starts as North Iowa Fair Opens Gates A full grandstand with an esti mated crowd of persons wit nessed the auto races vaudeville acts and air stunts on the opening program of the North Iowa fair Monday afternoon The afternoon program opened with a concert by the Mason City municipal band immediately after which the drivers began tuning up their machines for the big dirt track competition that promised to be a sensational performance Asensation was furnished in the first racing event when the car of Eddie Wagner Grand Forks envel oped in a cloud of dust hit the rear end of the machine operated by Dwight Peak Jndianola Wagner was forced out of the race but no one was injured From the time the outside gates opened in the morning activity on the midway in the livestock barns exhibit halls and at the outside dis plays pointed to an unprecedented success of the exposition Records for entries in nearly every depart ment were broken and many exhib itors were turned away The fairgrounds hummed with ac tivity as truckload after truckload Germany Agrees to Embargo on Arms to Spain Baby Beef Gets Beauty Treatment of choice North Iowa livestock ar rived for the annual exposition And the rebels if they win can make geographical concessions of great importance to countries which help them It is impossible to believe thai France friendly to the Madrid gov ernment has not been sneaking aid to the latter across the Pyre nees This is Mussolinis argument It is sound undoubtedly So then why should he not lend aid to the rebels lending aid by landing ammunition in ports whicn they control in Spain and Spanish Africa Also Favors Rebels Ditto Germany which also fa vors the Spanish rebels Yet if the Spanish rebels win it will be inimical to Britain and France and more distantly to Russia and various small eastern European countries Mussolini however has the most immediate reason for feeling an interest in the Spanish civil con flict His home situation requires it and in the long run he would like to bottle up both ends of the Mediterranean Look at the map If he controls Gibraltar and Suez no one without Italys per mission can get through either way They are Europes gateways to the east America has its via the Pacific GRANDSTAND EVENTS MONDAY AUG 24 p concert p Pageant elimination to select the girl to enter State fair beauty con test p Tops elaborate stage show with an array of 50 artists TUESDAY AUG 25 concert p races Stake Pace sponsored by 1 Ideal Sand and Gravel com pany Purse trot added Purse 250 added Purse Vaudeville acts p concert p Pageant Second elimination to select the girl to enter State beauty contest p people Benita Conners pretty 13 year old Dougherty township 4H club girl is shown above giving her Hereford calf a beauty treatment in preparation for the baby beef show Benita who has been in other shows winning third place in the county and fourth in the North Iowa fair last year knows she is going to have competition this year with 250 baby beeves entered Benita is the daughter of W B Conners of Dougherty Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving Louis Nichyls Dies DES MOINES A Nichols 56 chief dispatcher for the Rock Island railroad in Des Moines died of a heart attack at home leaving his wife three sons five daughters and a sister which will continue through Friday Great loads of the midway the night revue conces sions vaudeville acts and racing autos and on the grounds Comment on Crops Farm authorities who arrived in Mason City from other sections to assist in various activities at the fair commented on the luxurious of North Iowa as compared with other sections they had visited They viewed the pastures and lawns just turning green spoke of the fine appearance of the corn despite the reduction in yield from the drought Reports of oats yields in this section also were sources of favorable com ment The judging program got under way Monday morning with experts from Iowa State college and else where selecting the winners among the hundreds of exhibits The auto races however got the main attention Monday afternoon with World Champion Gus Schrad er holder of the dirt track driving title for the past three years de fending his crown in a series of seven events Sweepstakes in Heats The Hawkeye sweepstakes fea ture event of the day was to be run in two preliminary heats and a final contest headlined the pro gram Col Arthur C Goebel winner of the Dole air race from San Fran cisco to Honolulu in 1927 appeared as honorary referee of the races and thrilled the crowd between events as he spun his Boeing P12 pursuit ship through complicated aerobatics thousands of feet above the track Monday evening wil see the first performance of the musical extrava ganza Everything by a cast of 50 talented dancers singers and comedians Several stage and radio stars of national reputation will participate in this event Also on Monday evening will be held the first elimination in the beauty contest in which more than a dozen attractive girls are entered for the title of North Iowa FIVE KILLED BY MINE EXPLOSION Bodies of Men Entombed by Gas Blast Recovered by Rescuers WILKESBARRE JPl A mine inspector sent word to the sur face that five men entombed by a gas explosion in an anthracite tun nel Monday had perished The blast occurred in the Sulli van Trail Coal companys mine nearly 200 feet below the surface Five hours after the explosion Edward Curtis the mine inspector reported the five bodies had been recovered The victims were Michael Trag lia 45 Pittston Edward Makar 22 Pittston Junction Pat Soricelli 21 West Pittston Charles Di Sa money 54 Old Forge and Andrew Stefanko 28 Old Forge John Smith 35 Old Forge miner who was blown clear before tons of tock and coal came hurtling into the tunnel told through seared lips his version of the explosion The ceiling didnt hit he gasped It fell in front of them It cut them off from the rest of u3 but it didnt fall on Smith suffered severe burns I the face back arms and legs Iowa Legion Sessions at Clinton Open R C PATRICK Postpone Inquest m Death of 2 in Mine MOBERLY of several witnesses caused postpone ment of an inquest set for Monday in the death of two men trapped in a coal mine last week but the two survivors were recovering rapidly FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monda3 night and Tuesday not much change in temperature MINNESOTA Partly cloudy in south showers probable in north portion Monday night and Tuesday cooler in southeast warmer in northwest portion Monday night warmer in north portion Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 94 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Monday 75 Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 89 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Sunday 74 Rainfall 03 With green returning to lawns and pastures North Iowa is once more the garden picture it was sup posed to be Three and a half inches of rain have got in their work The thermometer at the beet sugar plant north of the city showed a reading of 98 degrees at 3 oclock Monday afternoon CLINTON Iowa Ameri j can Legion convention proper op cued here Monday with an expected attendance of more than Le gionnaires before the sessions close Aug 26 R C Dowd of Fort Dodge was ejected grand chef de gare of the Iowa 40 and 8 society Legion fun organization at the convention pre liminary Sunday The society indorsed a program of highway safety and establish ment in counties not already pro vided of first aid stations Other officers Peter Petersen of Davenport grand chef de train Robert Archie of Sidney commissaire independent Charles Kretschmer of Dubuque correspondent the Rev Robert Chapler of Peterson sumonier A D Haring of Clinton guard de la porte Frank Miles of Des Moines historian Dr H H Jacobsen of Icwa City comis voyageur Glenn Davis of Burlington lam piste and R C Patrick of Mason City chera inot nationale Mr Patrick is retiring grand chef de gare Adopt Caucus System Despite stiff opposition from the floor a rules committee report fav oring change to a caucus system for selection of departmental office nominees was adopted Monday at the opening session The report was adopted amid charges of king makers from op ponents of the proposal Wilson Reed of Fairfield mounted the platform to declare that next year you wont have a nominating committee to rule your roost for The report was made by John I Dolliver of Fort Dodge chairman of the rules committee who urged its adoption Dolliver said it would simplify state commander and oth er official Henke Makes Report W G Henke Charles City state commander revealed the Iowa de partment had just completed the LANDON INVITED TO HAVE LUNCH WITH PRESIDENT Roosevelt to Arrive in Des Momes Morning of Sept I DES MOINES Clyde L Herring sent Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas an invitationMonday to be President Roosevelts luncheon guest preceding the presidents drought conference here Sept 1 Governor Herring said that if Governor Landon accepts the invi tation the luncheon will provide op portunity for the first meeting of the two presidential nominees on the drought conference Herring telephoned the invitation to Landon after conferring by tele phone with Maclntyre the presi dents secretary At the same time Governor Her ring announced the complete sched ule for the conference which he said had the approval of the pres Will Arrive in Morning Governor Herring said the presi dent will arrive in Des Moines early on the morning of Sept 1 After that Herring said he will drive through Des Moines possibly through surrounding farm lands and may inspect several PWA projesis At noon Herring said President Roosevelt will see the Iowa state fair and probably conclude with a state race course and a few words of greeting in front of the Herring said a few words of greeting will be the presidents on ly public addres in Des Moines on he drought conference day The president may however broadcast from his train in the ev ening Herring said Lunch Aboard Train London and the other governors attending the conference were in vited to lunch with the president aboard his train at p m The next meeting on the schedule was the conference itself to be held at he state house at p m Governor Herring said the con ference will be closed to the press Decause there will not be room in my office to accommodate the newspapermen who will be here Be sides the president and the gov ernors will want to talk frankly about the After the conference Governor Herring has invited president Roosevelt Landon arv the other to dinner at his home Governor Herring sent the fol owing telegram to Landon Gov ernor Park of Missouri Governor Cochran of Nebraska and Governor Marland of pnbma To Meet at Statehouse The president requests that you have luncheon with him aboard his train at Des Moines p m Sept 1 It is planned that we wil meet in my office at the state capi tol for a conference at m Peterson as Governor of Minnesota Olson Body Taken St Paul Funeral Wednesday PICTURE ON PAGE 3 and I shall appreciate it very much if you will have dinner with the president at my home immediately following the Governor Herring said President Roosevelt will spend the night on his train and go by rail to Atlantic Iowa the following day From At lantic he will drive to Shenandoah Iowa to observe drought conditions in tne area He will board his train again at Shenandoah the governor said The governor received his tele phone call from Maclntyre at a m today in the midst of the gov ernors daily press conference He said Maclntyre informed him Agri culture Secretary Wallace will ac company the president to the con ference Altenburger Socialist Nominee for Congress DES MOINES Iowa so cialist party has named H G Al for congress from the sixth district greatest year of its history and praised district commanders for ef forts in the state membership drive Caucus and committee meetings occupied the afternoon and drum and bugle corps were to hold the stage Monday night as prelimin aries of the annual contest were eld Finals will be held Tuesday night Tuesdays events also include he annual departmental parade and an address bv Gov Clyde L ST PAUL Peter sen Danish emigrant and country editor was administered the oath of office as Minnesotastwenty third governor Monday succeeding the late Floyd B Olson Chief Justice John P Devaney ad ministered the oath in the gover nors reception room of the capitol while a small group of friends rel atives and Petersons family looker on In a brief statement afterward Petersen said With the good will and coopera tion of the citizens of our great commonwealth the state of Mxine sota which I feel I will have I shall labor to the best of my abil ity sincerely working for the com mon good of all be my term of of fice short or As the oath of office was being administered the Olson funeral cor tege was enroute here from Roches ter where Governor Olson died Sat urday night from a malignant stom ach disorder Streets Roped Off The cortege moved through Ro chester streets roped off to hold back the crowds The body wil lie in state in the capitol here until the funeral hour Wednesday Herman Aufderheide secretary to the late governor issued a state ment Monday saying the family did not want any honorary pallbearers named Governor Olsons family desires becauseof the great number of the governors said the state ment that we name no honorary pallbearers for his funeral He be ongs to all the citizens of the state he great army of his admirers For hat reason all the people will be wnorary pallbearers We feel that this is what Governor Olson himself would have Party Chiefs to Meet The farmerlabor partys state central committee will meet soon after the governors funeral Wednes day to discuss the organizations fu ure plans following its dominant eaders death and to name his suc cessor on the November election bal ot Representative Ernest Lundeen of Minneapolis now serving his second erm in the national lower house was mentioned in party circles as he leading candidate for the sena orial post to oppose Representative Theodore Christiansen republican and Patrick J Delaney democrats ext fall Lundeen has been a supporter of Olsons liberal policies in legislative matters Should Lundeen be chosen o run for the senate the central ommittee would have to name a andidate for representative in con as Lundeen was seeking reel ction Others Are Mentioned Others mentioned as possible sen atorial choices of the committee in cluded Harry H Peterson state at torney general who has polled heavy votes in several recent elec tions and John P Devaney chief LOOK INSIDE FOR EDWARD J NEIL War Correspondent Writes of Ethiopia ON PAGE 2 Europe Is Walking Tightrope Over Pit COL 2 PAGE 4 Ailoted for Franklin Rural Lines ON PAGE 8 Two Bit Gate but Not Two Bit Show ON PAGE 16 VIENNA SEETHES REPORTS justice of the state supreme court who was appointed to the bench by his close personal friend Governor Olson The senatorial post now is held by Elmer A Benson farmerlaborite named by Olson to fill the vacancy coused by the death of Thomas D Schall republican Benson now is the fannerlabor nominee for gov ernor Party leaders had hoped Olson would indicate before hb death his choice for senator but no word was forthcoming Although the governor was stricken last December and went to Rochester for two opera tions he had expressed the belief un ti the end that he would be well enough to campaign himself State Funeral Wednesday A state funeral will be held at the Minneapolis municipal auditorium Wednesday at 2 p m Burial will be at Lakewood cemetery Minneapolis Several thousand persona viewed the governors body at a Rochester fu neral parlor Sunday Governor Olson was operated on at the Mayo clinic late last Decem ber Mayo clinic surgeons said it was an exploratory operation and malignant growths were not re moved The governor returned to the clinic on July 17 when a tube was inserted in his email intestine to facilitate feeding He left the hos pital Aug 8 but was returned there Aug 17 He died at p m Sat urday The governor who was 44 years old had been active in politics since 1919 He was elected chief executive n 1930 and had held the office aince The widow and a daughter sur vive Rumor Police Storm Troop Ordered to Maintain State of Alarm VIENNA Vienna seethed Monday with reports some of them apparently well established that po lice and Chancellor Kurt Schusch niggs semimilitary organization the Catholic storm troops had been ordered to maintain a state of alarm Adding to the tension was the transfer of 200 soldiers through the inner city to the district containing government buildings Immediate reasons for the report ed move were not apparent al though it was rumored a putsch was feared by antinazi elements such as those which last week rallied be hind Maj Erail Fey former vice chancellor Petition Is Presented These persons presented a peti tion containing signatures of members of the Heimwehr asking Prince Ernest yon Starhemberg to make Fey again the head of that private army in Vienna a post he quit last autumn An accord of friendship and announced by Austria ana Germany last month has been fol lowed by obvious suspicion and dis sension in this country leaders of various Austrian factions express ing fears that Italy and Germany had taken Austria into Other Austrians have expressed surprise that Chancellor Schusch nigg departed from what they con sidered to be the principles of the little Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss assassinated by nazis in 1934 Secret Military Clauses They have wondered also wheth er tlte agreement contained secret military clauses Catholics Jews and Heimwehr groups have expressed belief the agreement marked the beginning of the end of Austrian independence although the announcement of the accord on July 11 specified Ger many would respect the sovereignty of this nation The GermanAustrian accord was followed by amnesty for of hazi prisoners and announcement ihat difficulties in the way of Ger man tourist travel into Austria would be lifted REBELS EXECUTE 5 FRENCHMEN IN LOYALIST ARMY Warn Others Who May Be Captured They Face Same Fate SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated PAMPLONA Rebels report execution of five French volun teers captured in battle warn other French nationals they may expect same fate Defeat of Mal lorca loyalists claimed with killed agreed to embargo arms and air planes to I Spain thus virtually completing the basis of an international neu trality pact merchant man stopped by loyalist cruiser Rescuing British warship forces apology by Spanish commander leftists propose neutrality problem be put up to league of nations MADRID Loyalists claim steady progress in ousting Guad arrama mountin fascists assert forces are closing in on Oeviedo and Cordoba Heavy fighting at Navalmoral Dela Mata continues HENDAYE Insurgent war planes renew bombardment of Irun on the Bay of Biscay HANDS OFF AGREEMENT NEAJRS CONCRETE FORM By The Anoclated Presk An international hand soff Spain agreement assumed near concrete form Monday Nazi Germany although stressing she had not yet received satisfac tion from socialist Madrid for inci dents he considers antiGerman agreed to an immediate embargo on arms and airplanes to the civil war zone France and Great Britain already have taken such action Italy has agreed to similar neutrality propos als with reservations and Moscow Monday expressed willingness to stop Spanish war exports as soon as Germany and Portugal formally do likewise Uncensored dispatches from Mad rid meanwhile said that President Manuel Azana apparently fearing success of a southern rebel drive had dispatched truckloads of lug gage to the port of Valencia To Pay lor Properly From Washington the United States state department announced Spains government had formally obligated itself to reimburse Ameri can property holders whose belong ings may be seized during the civil war France hailing the German neu trality action with enthusiasm ex pressed no official perturbation over the announcement of Spanish fas cist rebels that they had killed five French volunteers who were fight ing with the Madrid forces The Paris attitude was that the government had no connection with such soldiers of fortune London also was cheered by the Hitler embargo move Furthermore officials said apologies from the commander of a Spanish govern ment warship had closed the inci dent created by search of a British steamer between Gibraltar and panish Morocco Sunday Planes Drop Bombs In the northern Spanish sector about the Bay of Biscay gleaming new rebel planes emptied bomb cargoes on Irun Fighting raged on other fronts too Rebel headquarters at Pamplona announced the executed Frencnmen had been captured in a battle near Oyarzun The Spanish fascists in sisted despite French denials that a fleet of 15 French planes had bombed Navalpearl and other points Insurgents also asserted that ft 21 plane armada had bombed air of Madrid and caused heavy damage there but thin could not be confirmed from the capital The British merchant Gibel Zerjobn was itopped by a Spanish government cruiser of Melilla Spanish Morocco A British war ship and two destroyers sped to her aid and obtained an apology from the Spanish loyalist commander Permitted to Proceed The Gibel Zerjoha was permitted to proceed to rebel Melilla to dis charge its cargo Owners said the ship carried no munitions The British government instruct ;