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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 25, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SEKV1CK MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY AUGUST THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 275 CROWD OUT TO SEE HARNESS RAGES GLASS SAYS HE PLANS TO VOTE FOR ROOSEVELT May Not Give Speeches Declares Virginia to Stay Democratic WASHINGTON CP After a conference with the president Sen ator Carter Glass of Virginia said he would vote for Mr Roosevelt next November but was undecided whether he would speak in the campaign Glass who has differed with the chief executive on some new ieal policies par ticularly spend ing told a group of reporters his doctors had ad vised him not to speak But he added they sim ilarly cautioned him when he made a radio speech for the Roosevelt Gar ner ticket The 78 year o 1 d democratic Propose to Check Brutality in Spanish War Everything Tops Seen at Fair Fits Its Title Disappointing of Few Hundred at Carter chairman of the senate appropria tions committee and one time treasury secretary said If you want to know whether Im going to vote for the reelection of the president I am I never had any other Not Asked to Speak Asked if the president requested him to make a speech Glass said He did A busy round of conferences marked the presidents day Tuesday prior to his departure late Tuesday night for a 12 day inspection trip of the western states badly hit by the drought In his talk with reporters Glass volunteered the statement that the president was properly indignant vcr published reports that attempts to make it appear that Glass was ironical and sarcastic in introduc ing Mr Roosevelt when he spoke recently at Monticello home of Thomas Jefferson Confident of Virginia It is an outrage to impugn a mans motives like Glass de clared emphatically The president was indignant about it and I am more so It imputes incivility to a man as well as The senator termed darn non sense reports that Virginia might go republican It may go republican in the sen atorial he said with a smile inasmuch as the republicans have practically indorsed my He added Virginia is going dem ocratic There is some disaffection but nothing like enough of it to jeopardize the Bigger Army Navy Appropriations Seen by Japanese Cabinet Night Opening No more fitting a title could have been given Everything Top8 North Iowa fairs revue which had its first showing Monday night be fore a disappointing audience which numbered a few hundred persons The fast stepping revue off to a slow start because of an hour and a half delay when scenery arrived late had in its routines the tops of every form of entertainment Lavish costumes adding to the beauty of the ensemble numbers pleasing comedians acrobats sing ers and many others were parts of the reason why the revue was such a fine unit Parade of Beauties The show was preceded by a pa rade of the beauties entered in the pageant to select a winner who will be entered in the contest to be held at thfi State fair at Des Moines next week Judging and elimination of the contest will take place Tues day and Wednesday nights The revue was opened with a high kick number by a 16 girl ensemble danced to the tunes of a medley of CHILDREN FREE Wednesday will be kiddies day at the North Iowa fair Secretary Fred G Mitchell announced Tuesday All boys and girls up to 16 years of age will be admit ted free at the outside gates dur ing the TOKIO T Perfection of na tional defense heads the list of sev en major national policies for the 19371938 fiscal year the cabinet office announced Tuesday indicat ing increased army and navy ap propriations Promotion of foreign trade and encouragement of large scale emi gration to Manchoukuo were in cluded in the seven point program FORECAST IOWA Scattered showers Tues day night and Wednesday cooler Jn west and north portions Tues day night and in south portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Scattered show ers probable Tuesday night and cooler in southeast portion Sunday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 100 Minimum in Night 67 At 8 A M Tuesday 73 Mondays weather was the kind Fred Mitchell would have ordered specially for the opening of his North Iowa a bit warm but o k in every other particular songs Next came the Three Busy Bees of Broadway two girls and a man who did a buck rhythm and acrobatic dance and included a song medley in their act Beautiful brunet Gladys Rapier sang a pleasing interpretation of Unpopular song The Glory of Miss Rapier was followed by the Bicardi trio an acrobatic act different from the usual type in that it burlesqued the customary crobatics The comics gave the au dience many a laugh with their an tics The girls of the ensemble took part in a hoop dance in which they formed various formations using hoops in all of them Mackey Paul Excellent One of the melodic highspots of the evening was reached as Mackey and Paul a harmony duet provided some of the best entertainment of the entire program with their rendi tion of Red Sails in the In response to thunderous ap plause the duet sang as an encore number the melancholy A Ren devous With a Betty of the Three Bees of Broadway was next on the varied program with a smoothly performed acrobatic dance flawless in every respect and a perfect symphony of dance Harry Dunn former singer with the bands of such men as Rudy Val lee Ted Weems Jack Pearl and Buddy Rogers sang A pretty Girl Is Like a while 16 pretty girls paraded across the stage in the parade ensemble number In Ravishing Costumes The girls were dressed in ravish ing costumes and the sheer beauty of the scene was unequalled in any ol the other numbers on the pro gram Also in this number were the six Madcaps who danced to the tunes Lets Sing and Touch of Your and the ballroom dancing of the Dades Dor othy and Don The eight Toyoma Japs were next or the program with an exhibition of barrel kicking and acrobatics It was a great display of the precision and muscular perfection attained by the Japs in their practice Harry Dunn in his clear tenor voice sang Rose from the movie of the same name on the succeeding number of the program and responding to an ovation pre sented Love Is from the picture The Trail of the Lone some Bells Number Included The only number on the program similar to that of last years was unique ensemble bells In this number the girls wore bells about their waists and ankles and bouncing up and down played a few selections in what was easily the most interesting number of the evening The Four Lorenzos next per formed their acrobatic act a sensa ional number on a rigging 110 feet n the air No net is used in this act although the Lorenzos perform many types of gymnastics includ ng headstands high up in the ozone An adagio dancing act LOOK INSIDE FOR GEORGE WILSON Honored at Banquet of Young Republicans ON PAGE 14 Conservation Checkup Schools Held in Iowa ON PAGE 14 War Correspondent Does More Than Write Caswell of Hull Shows Best Butter at Fair ON PAGE 8 Landon Pushes Drive to Win Votes ON PAGE 2 ANXIOUS ABOUT DERN CONDITION Secretary of War 111 at Wash ington Hospital Over Month WASHINGTON at Walter Reed hospital Tuesday pressed anxiety over the condition of Secretary George H Dern who has been ill there for more than a month with a heart complication growing out of an influenza attack Attending physicians headed by the army surgeon general report ed that the war secretary passed his second unsatisfactory night last night and they described his con dition as somewhat alarming After pasing a restless night Sunday Dern was reported yester day to have shown slight improve ment during the day Another set back came last night however Ickes Son Acquitted of Drunken Driving WOBURN Ar thur E Eno of Lowell Tuesday ac quitted Robert H Ickes 22 foster son of Secretary of Interior Harold Ickes of driving while under the influence of liquor First Fairfax Mayor FAIRFAX Behle was the first mayor of this newly incorporated town following a town election Monday E F Listbarger was elected treasurer and James Yanecek assessor smartly presented by the Dadeb was the next number on the pro gram Master of Ceremonies Delano Dell next occupied the spotlight with a vocal number I Like md a comical dance accompanied by a few questionable jokes Mackey LaValle and Paul pre sented a clever slapstick act in which two of the trio imitated in very good manner a pair of drunks while the third acted as bartender For plain sidesplitting comedy this scene could not be approached in any other scene An ensemble as part of which ladys Rapier sang Rhythm in Your Soul concluded the evenings show GERMAN ACTION DOUBLING ARMY ALARMS FRANCE Paris and London Study Proposal to Enforce Rules of War SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press Great Britain and France were reliably reported to be in commun ication on diplomatic proposals to check acts of brutality in the Spanish civil war Germanys doubling of military service term intensified Europes leftistrightist struggle Reichs propaganda ministry estimated the decree meant an array of be tween and after October recruits are called to col ors French press reckoned Ger manys 1937 armed strength at twice as large as that of France Moscow at which military de cree was aimed said it demon strated Germanys intensive preparations for war Spains socialist government in new purge of Madrids fascists arrested the onetime confessor of former King Alfonso and executed four officers accused of starting a jail fire and mutiny Both rebels and loyalists claimed victory in Spanish moun tain fightingnorth of Madrid Rebel war planes again bombed Irun in the north OPEN COMMUNICATION ON DIPLOMATIC PROPOSALS By The Associated Press Diplomatic proposals designed to check brutality of Spains fierce civil war were authoritatively re ported Tuesday to be the subject of communications between France and Great Britain The foreign affairs committee of the British cabinet was believed to have taken the proposals under consideration They originated among diplomats accredited to Ma drid now at Hendaye France un der the leadership of the Argentine envoy to Spain Since the war started in Spam there have been frequent reports of the mistreatment of prisoners and civilians by both the socialist gov ernment and the fascist rebels It is these violations of interna tional rules of war which the pro posals are designed to check not the war itself Civil Fires Burn OB The civil fires burned on in Spain toward their ultimate fascist or so cialist embers in an European at mosphere made suddenly more breathless by nazidecreed expan sion of the German army Not connected directly with the civil war between Spains socialist government supported by commun ists and the military rebels whi carry the banner of fascism Adolf Hitlers doubling of the universal military term in the reich served nevertheless to throw the whole international conflict between right and left into sharp relief His decree of two years compul sory service under arms was aimed directly at what nazia called aggressivesoviet Russian militar ism France Is Concerned Leftist France thrown into new concern by the ukase reckoned that in 1937 the reichs fighting men would total or nearly twice the French strength of 000 Reich authorities however esti mated the military measure would mean a German army of between and Soviet Russia to which Germany is bound by treaty ties of mutual assistance has an estimated fight ing force of largest in the world In Moscow commentators said the Hitler decree showed how in tensively Germany prepares for Madrid dispatches toldof the ar rest by the socialist government of the priest who once was confessor to Alfons and Victoria Bourbon rulers of the Peninsula 9 New Capital Purge They also related a new purge oj the capitals fascists including the execution of four rebel officers ac cused of starting a fire and mutiny in the model Madrid prison Loyalists and rebels broadcast conflicting claims of victory in uadarrama mountain fighting just north of Madrid The rebels repeated their aerial Acres of Automobiles at North Iowa Fair Acres of automobiles were parked on the grounds as North lowans came to view the automobile races at the North Iowa fair Monday afternoon The above picture was taken looking toward the midway Farm machinery is shown in the background Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving POLAND TO FREE MRS ATKINSON Woman m Jail on Charges ofCurrency Irregularities WARSAW Poland Po ish government Tuesday night in the United States embassy hat Mrs Frederick Atkinson of Minneapolis would be re eased from jail and charges of cur rency irregularities would be drop ped The embassy was not informed when Mrs Atkinson would be freed She had been in jail at Ostrow for wo days American officials were informed 3y the Polish government that re jorts she already had been sentenc d were erroneous The embassy said plans for a vig orous protest had been abandoned jecause they had learned Mrs At kinson was held only for technical violations of the Polish laws govern ng exportation of currency Burke Resigns as Demo Committeeman OMAHA T Resignation of United States Senator Edward R Burke of Omaha as democratic na tional committeeman for Nebraska was announced here Tuesday Senator Burke said he sent let ters to James C Quigley state chairman and James A Far ey national chairman notifying hem of his decision owa Water Supplies as Depleted as 1934 WASHINGTON farm and municipal water supplies are depleted as they were in 1934 the United States geological survey re ported Water supplies are worse in northwest area and the Des Moines river is lower than in according to the report jombardment of Irun on the Bay oE part of their outine now There was little dam age Despite her new worrysource rom the German side of her mag not line of fortifications France vas determined to complete an in ernational hands off Spain pact Difficulties Remain Ironically some thought Ger many entered the pact with an arms mbargo announcement a few short lours before she released her mili tary service decree That virtually cemented the neu rallty accord with adherence of Russia Italy and Great Britain romised Certain ItaloRussiac reservations mainly dealing with ther arms producing countries re mained to be ironed out As for the German military ques ion France hoped to counter it ith new efforts toward an Euro ean security system at the forth ittg conference of Locarno pow France Belgium aly and Germany 16 Executed in Russia by Firing Squad By CHARLES P NUTTER Associated Press Foreign Staff MOSCOW before a firing squad ended Tuesday the ca reers of 16 confessed consipirators many of them once high in the ranks of bolshevik leadership They had been convicted a little over 24 hours before the death sen tences were carried out secretly A terse statement announced the executions after the central exe cutive committee of the soviet union declined an appeal for mercy It was believed the execution took place at detention prison near the foreign office in the heart of Moscow Executions of this kind generally are believed to be carried out individually with each prisoner shot in the back All Had Confessed All had confessed their partici pation in the plot to which the exil ed Leon Trotzky former minister of war and one time revolutionary zealot was linked as leader The communique announcing the fulfillment of sentence The high est measure of social death before a firing stated The presidium of the central ex ecutive committee declined the ap peal for mercy of the persons the conspirators herewith named condemned by the military colle gium of the U S S August 24 The sentence in regard to al has been carried The soviet officials did not state where or how the executions were performed a customary procedure The communique also did not ex plain why the action was so sudden A previous announcement had said the prisoners would have T2 hours of grace Kameneff and Zinovieff Included among those who died were Leon Kameneff and Gregory Zinovieff once members with Dic tator Joseph Stalin of the triumvi rate at the head of the soviet union during the illness of Nikolai Lenin It was Stalin who forced Kamen eff and Zinovieff outside party cir cles and it was he they planned first to kill in inaugurating a cam paign of terror designed to over throw the government Many of those executed had marched in the October revolution 19 years ago when the bolsheviks fought the czarists If the government follows its cus tom it will dispose of the bodies rather than return them to rela insure against any dem onstration Reports of Escape of AbdEl Krim Probed PARIS ministry of col onies ordered an investigation Tues day of rumors that AbdElKrim exiled warlord of the Riffs had escaped from the Isle of Reunion The newspaper Le Matin pub lished reports that the Moroccan chieftain had eluded French author ities and fled the island in the In dian ocean for an unknown des LEGION SPEAKER PREDICTS WAR Annual Parade Feature of Days Program at Iowa Convention CLINTON was made Tuesday by John Thomas Taylor Washington D that Europe will be embroiled in an other conflict within the next nine months Taylor national legislative chair man of the Legion wag addressing the eighteenth annual convention of the department of Iowa American Legion He sounded a plea in behalf of the proposed universal draft law indorsed by the Legion which he said would give equal service to all in event of war and special privilege to The situation in Europe Taylor said is none too healthy for the United This boy Hitler in Germany France with the biggest army she has ever had Mussolini with ideas of conquest Japan on the Pacific Russia with the worlds greatest air force Turkey with the right to fortify the are these things Picnic or Holiday An indication of a picnic or a holiday Im telling you Europe will be at war within the next nine months and the only thing left to do is to set the Taylor said Every nation in Eu rope owes us money and when people owe you money they hate your could use a stronger Plea was made by Taylor for pen sion for widows of World war vet erans the same as for widows of ex service men of other conflicts Taylor also said bonus money was being spent in legitimate chan nels not in whoopee as had been predicted The annual parade and talks by Gov Clyde L Herring and Robert W Colflesh past state commander were features of Tuesdays pro gram War Risk Insurance At its business session the con vention considered a proposal by Mrs W F Grlner of Clinton that the convention adopt a resolu tion to extend the war risk insur ance to mothers whose sons were killed in the last war Mrs Griner urged in a letter that the convention seek congressional action to continue the insurance payments which are soon to be ex hausted Gold star mothers will have received the full amount of war risk policy at the rate of a month in the near future The election of a state comman der will take place Wednesday Among the leading candidates for the office are G M Brown Whit ing Frank McCarty Dubuque and V F Sieverding Grundy Center Tuesday nights program included final drum and bugle corps competi tion Invitation to Roosevelt MARSHALLTOWN dent Roosevelt will be extended an invitation to speak at the annual Tallcorn Exposition sometime be tween Oct 5 and 10 ONLIVESTOCKBY JUDGES AT FAIR Second Performance of Everything Tops on Evening Program The first of three days of harness races was the feature attraction of the North Iowa fair Tuesday after noon Skies cleared for the afternoon performance after threatening clouds throughout the morning and fair officials looked for another big day Fire caused by a leak in the gas line of a peanut roaster under the grandstand caused some excitement as the crowd was passing through the turnstiles but the flames were extinguished immediately by the fire department The race program included a stake pace sponsored by the Ideal Sand and Gravel company with a purse of 5500 a trot with a purse of and a pace with a purse This together with a vaudeville program promised excellent enter tainment for the second afternoon of the North Iowa exposition On In Full Form The second performance of Everything Tops musical extrava ganza was scheduled for Tuesday evening This dazzling show which was handicapped by late arrival for Mondays performance will go on in fullform Tuesday night fair of ficials explained The judging of livestock was the main attraction in the barns where scores of farmers watched experts pin the ribbons on the The to 250 baby by A B Caine professor of animal GRANDSTAND EVENTS TUESDAY AUG 25 p concert p Pageant Second elimination to select the girl to enter State beauty contest p people WEDNESDAY AUG 28 p concert p Races Trot sponsored by Hotel Hanford Purse added Purse 5250 added Purse Vaudeville acts p concert p selection of Miss Mason City in the Beauty Pageant who will be entered in the Iowa State beauty contest p superb presentation with cast of 50 artists husbandry at Iowa State college at Ames will get under way Wednes day morning These calves will be sold at public auction Friday morn ing Dairy Calf Club Winner The feature of Mondays judging program was the selection of Jersey calf of Robert Massie as the grand champion of the dairy calf club sec tion of the fair Robert Rasmussen of Hancock county was announced as the champion showman of this show The general improved appearance of the midway brought considerable comment from those attending the exposition The 25 cent gate had made it possible to cull concessions Bright clean and orderly de scribes the 1936 North Iowa fair as well as words can convey Bright jecause more money and time have jeen spent by the fair association and merchants this year than usual Clean because of recent improve ments in buildings and grounds greatly raising the standing of the ocal fair in sanitation And order y because the local fair board and Secretary Fred Mitchell can proud y say they have achieved one of lie best layouts on the that visitors have seen in years Improved The Crowley shows filled the en tire east portion of the grounds near the east fence Local stands of all types crowded the midway in front of the grandstand The Flgral hall and Merchants and Me chanicB buildings are next to per fection in layout The stock barns are in perfect order and machinery exhibits are at the far west end Cleanliness prevails everywhere at years fair Due to the ef fortepf Dr C M Franchere pub lic health director he was able to take the state inspector around the grounds Monday morninr get a clean bill of health QaoufboMt ;