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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 27, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE gERVICJC MASON CITY IOWA 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 277 WAR SECRETARY GEORGE H DERN DIES USE OF OXYGEN Dern Death TENT FAILS TO SAVE HIS LIFE M 1 Former Utah Heart Disease Victim at Age of 64 STORY ON PAGE 5 WASHINGTON in to a coma after a prolonged illness George Henry Dern 64 year oli secretary of war in the Roosevel cabinet died here Thursday of car diac and kidney c o m p 1 i cations following an in fluenza attack He p a s s e c away at a Iowa time at Walter Reed hos pital Six mem bers of his fam ily were near his hand as he died Word immed iately was tele graphed to Pres ident Roosevelt who at the time was nearing Bis marck N aboard his spe cial train on a drought inspec tion trip orders were George Dern Simultaneously diufted for army posts throughout the country to lower their flags to half staff and to fire a mourning gun every half hour after reveille Friday After the blowing of re treat Friday night 19 gun salutes will be fired at all posts Funeral Plans Not Ready Plans for the funeral of the secre tary of war were not immediately announced It was indicated his body would be taken to Utah where only four years ago he occupied the governors chair since the law specifies that only men who served in the military forces can be buried in Arlington National ceme tery here All Of homage the army will pay him however with officers wearing mourning bands and black crepe upon their sabers for 30 days A guard of honor was ordered im mediately to the hospital There were scores of expressions Will Upset F R s Tour BISMARCK N dent Roosevelt arrived in Bismarck Thursday for his first official stop on a mile first hand inspec tion tour of the great western dust which probably will be interrupted as a result of the death of Secretary of War Dern The president wasnotified by telephone of Derns death in Wash ington Thursday morning at an un scheduled railroad stop at nearby Steele N that delayed arrival here He immediately dispatched a mes sage of condolence to the cabinet of ficers family Will Continue Trip Marvin H Mclntyre presidential secretary said because of the im portance of the drought trip it would be continued for a day or two as scheduled but if the funeral is held in Derns home state of Utah the president would attend The remainder of the trip neces sarily would be delayed including the Dea Moines conference with ov Landon of Kansas and four other governors Some of the gov ernor conferences may have to be omitted or consolidated Mclntyre said future drought tour lans depended entirely on the fu neral arrangements but he thought he president would go ahead with tour of North and South Dako a Friday and with his conference at Pierre S Saturday wtih he governors of South Dakota and yoming Delay Landon Meet If the funeral is held in Utah the resident probably will leave for the 0 hour run from Rapid City S Saturday night or Sunday The Landcn conference at Des Moines might be delayed two days s well as other conferences and be Hannibal bridge dedica ion The president issued the following tatement on Derns death An upright able and honest ublic servant is lost to our national fe in the death of Secretary Dern uiet and unassuming he mastered ith singular thoroughness all of he varied problems which fall with in the jurisdiction of the war de partment and administered his of fice with tact discretion and good judgment Derby Day Friday to Climax North Iowa Fair FORECAST IOWA Scattered showers probable Thursday night and Fri day warmer in east portion cool er in extreme west Thursday night MINNESOTA Scattered show ers probable Thursday night and Friday cooler in west portion Thursday night and in southeast portion Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 88 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A Thursday 72 Rainfall The skies which for six weeks in July and early August withheld their contents let loose over Mason City again in the early morning hours Thursday The GlobeGazettes rain gauge was filled to overflow ing It was by long odds the heav iest rain experienced here in recent excess of 2 inches in a three hour storm The August rain total now stands at nches which is inches more than the normal August precipitation CLAIMS FRANCE HAS NO NEED TO FEAR GERMANY Schacht Says Increase in Army to Keep Up With Russia By EDWARD KENNEDY Copyright 1936 by The Associated PARIS Dr Hjalmar Schacht German minister of econ omics delivered Thursday what was described as assurance from Chan cellor Hitler that France had noth ing to fear from the reichs in crease length of mili tary service Politics is not my Dr Schacht was Champion Baby Beeves at North Iowa Fair The army of the United States has lost a devoted leader For many years George Dern and I have been close associates of sorrow immediately after word first as governors of our respective of Derns death spread through the capital Harry H Woodring assis tant secretary of war who becomes acting secretary said The nation has suffered an irreparable True Friend of Army Gen Malin Craig army chief of staff said Secretary Dern was a true friend of the army He worked unceasingly in behalf of national Members of the secretarys fam ily at the hospital were his widow Mrs Dern his daughters Mrs Harry Baxter and Miss Elizabeth Dern and his sons William John and James Dr Fritz Meyer noted German heart specialist called here from Boston at the direction of President Roosevelt was in consultation with army doctors just before the war secretary died Dunn the night it was dis closed Dern had been placed under an oxygen tent in an effort to pro long his life Dems death friends said fol lowed a general physical breakdown originating in a severe attack of influenza when he was governor of Utah five years ago and from which he never fully recovered Attacks of Flu Since then he has suffered from recurrent influenza attacks and se vere colds which gradually weak ened him and placed an extremely heavy strain on his heart governor of Utah before rising to the ed Walter Reed the big army hos pital here on July 13 for rest treatment and a physical check af ter he became ill during an inspec tion of army engineer projects on the Delaware river in Pennsylvania Six Weeks in Hospital In April he spent six weeks in the I hospital after contracting influenza on a similar inspection trip down the Atlantic intracoastal water way He was brought back to the capital by plane President Roosevelt and high ranking army officers were cogni zant of the seriousness of Secretary Derns condition for nearly a year Although no announcement was made it was learned immediately after Dern entered the hospital the last time that doctors entertained little hopes for his recovery from Johns Hopkins hospital in Baltimore were called into consultation with the army medical centers staff in late July but Dern had become too weakened states and lately for nearly four years in Washington I am deeply grieved that he has left Weather Is Cloudy The weather was cloudy temper ature moderate when the presi dent arrived A threepoint program c o n fronted him following an early luncheon aboard the train with act ing Governors Walter Welford of North Dakota and Elmer B Holt of of the report of his great plains drought commit tee a motor tour of adjacent areas and a train confer ence tonight with state and federal officials Morris L Cooke rural electrifica tion administrator and chairman of the drought committee which has completed a tour of nine states em bracing acres of crop land was ready to submit the com mittees recommendations based largely on land use adjustment and water conservation Conference On Special The conference on the presidents special Thursday night was to in clude the governors of North Da kota and Montana the four sena tors from those states members of the drought committee Secretary Wallace Harry L Hopkins WPA administrator William I Myers governor of the farm credit ad ministration and Eugene S Leggett of the national emergency council Coming across the northern part of the state which showed only slight evidence of drought damage station crowd shouted for the to appear at Jamestown Franklin Roosevelt went out on the rear platform and explained his father would make a twohour stop at Jamestown tomorrow morning fov a drought motor tour Tell the old man hello for a man in the crowd shouted Ill do Franklin replied smiling NORTH IOWA HAS FURTHER RAINS Weather Over State Mor Like It Should Be in Late August Torrential rams fell in severa sections of North Iowa late Wed nesday night and early morning again soaking the ground where to drought had already been broken Mason City had inches of rain At Garner where inehe of rain fell some loss to livestock was reported because of the heavy electrical storm that accompanied it At the Eman Tusha farm near Duncan lightning struck the house splitting it considerably anc breaking four windows A horse un der a tree at the Clifford Schaper farm east of Britt was killed by lightning Osage reported 67 of an inch rainfall Charles Citys total was inches Iowas weather resembled what it should be in late August Thurs day temperatures holding well be low 100 degrees as a cooling breeze played over the state The weatherman said scattered showers were probable Thursday night and Friday Clarinda Lamoni and Keokuk re ported 98 degrees for the states maximum temperature Wednesday but temperatures generally were from 10 to 15 degrees lower than recorded the day before Dubuque reported 74 of an inch of rain Davenport 16 and the weatherman said it was showering in the extreme east part of the state early Thursday morning quoted by sources close to the FrancoGer man conference now being held in Paris If I happened to make a dec laration to my hearers Wednes day which had any p o 1 i t i ca 1 Above are the choice baby beeves that will start the auction sale of nearly 250 calves at the North Iowa fair Friday morning To the right is Ronald Greiman Hancock county club boy with his Aberdeen Angus that was named the grand champion The Hereford calf to he left shown by Willard Sprecher Winnebago county was judged the reserve champion of the show Lock Photo Kayenav Engraving STORY ON PAGE 12 Fire Destroys Farmhouse CLINTON destroyed a farmhouse near here while mem bers of a household were absent causing damage estimated at Mjalmar Schacht character it was as a he was reported as saying This declaration informed circles said was given to Premier Leon Blum and Foreign Minister Tvoiv Delbos during aluncheon at kbe Bank of France and waa a personal message fom Chancellor Hitler to the French government indicating the German proclamation of army service was undertaken only be cause of the recently announced in crease in the Russian army in Barracks Berlin dispatches Tuesday said Germany will have men living in army barracks by Oct 1 under decrees which extended the length of military service from one 3 far to two years The manpower included the totals of the army navy air force labor service for youths and Hitlers storm Dr Schacht remained at the German embassy during the day but planned to confer again with Emile Labeyrie governor of the Bank of France before departing Friday for Berlin In various conferences with French officials the minister who also is president of the reichsbank was credited in informed quarters with informing France the best way to cope with German militar sm was to aid economic rehabilita ion of the reich Prosperity for Peace Dr Schacht was represented as jicturing German prosperity as the jest guarantee of European peace and hinting that a prosperous Ger many would be much less a menace o France than a Germany driven o desperation by economic hard hips Several sources reported that Dr Ichacht insisted Germany was pur uing her armament program with military training periods increased rom one to two because of ie necessity of absorbing unem loyed Triplets Born in Algona by the long fight he had made to respond to treatment Despite his illness Dern began work early in August on his annual report He consulted with General Malin Craig chief of staff and other department officials but was unable to continue the work Hospital officials reported that Dern was making progress toward recovery until in midAugust ure mia developed LANDON SPEEDS TOWARD TOPEKA er Aboard Train of G 0 P Nominee on Way Through Illinois SPEECH ON PAGE 2 ABOARD LANDON TRAIN EN ROUTE TO TOPEKA Gov Alf M Landon quoting from his Buffalo N address told a trainside audience Thursday at his first scheduled Illinois stop at Joliet that there were great fundamen tals of government finance which should halt extravagance and State Senator Richard Earr of Il linois one of a number of republi can party leaders in the state who boarded the campaign special dur ing a conditioning stop in Chicago an hour earlier introduced the pres idential candidate Nine other stops were scheduled in Illinois including one at Spring field during which the governor vis ted Abraham Lincolns tomb1 Rain Looks At early stops crowds braved a heavy ran to greet the candidate To a man from Lan don smilingly told his audiences this rain looks He wore a light overcoat for the first time since leaving Colorado a week ago The republican nominee was speeding toward Topeka on the re lum leg of his first presidential campaign invasion of the east In the last of three addresses he told a Buffalo N audience that American youth faced a heritage of debts and mortgages through new deal expenditures Landon demanded the immediate repeal of the law taxing corpora tions according to amounts of in come withheldfrom distribution This legislation the Kanaan des cribed as He said the entire tax structure federal and state needed overhauling MacNider on Train With Governor Landon were Col Hanford MacNider of Mason City Iowa head of the republican service mens league and Arthur Ballan tine assitsant to the party chair man With departure from Springfield at p three minute pauses were planned at Virden Carlinville Alton and Granite City before the train crossed the Mississippi river on swing through cen tral Missouri toward Topeka He to reach Topeka at p m The governors next trip will be to Des Moines for a drought confer ence Sept 1 President Roosevelt invited to it the governors of Mis souri Iowa Nebraska Oklahoma and Kansas Merrill and Richman in Newfoundland Test Hop BROOKLYN N Merrill and Harry Richman took off in their monoplane Lady Peace from Floyd Bennett airport at 726 a rax central standard timer Thurs day on a nonstop test flight to Newfoundland The plane loaded with about 900 gallons of gasoline almost as much as the pair intended to use on their proposed round trip flight to Lon don was given a long run across the big airport before it rose At the edge of the field waited an ambulance several radio police cars and an emergency squad Merrill veteran transport pilot pulled the big ship into the air smoothly however Richman cafe and theater singer was to main tain radio phone contact with the radio control points along the east ern coast Before the takeoff they said they hoped to add about 10 hours flying to their new motor and to complete a check of their radio directional compass equipment LOOK INSIDE FOR If these triplets seem to be frowning a bit too seriously rather than smiling it is because of their inexperience before the camera This photo Mrs Leander Seefeld of near Wesley and her two daughters and son was taken Wednesday a day after they were born in an Al gona hospital Mrs Seeffld is 29 and has one other daughter Shirley 1 year and I months old Edwards Picture to Be on British Stamps LONDON Edwards picture will appear on British stamps for the first time next Tues day The initial issue will continue un til Sept 5 after which George V stamps will be supplied until stocks are exhausted The new stamps are the same size and color as the present issue but of simpler more striking design MAGNUS JOHNSON Once Colorful Figure in Politics Critically 111 ON PAGE 2 Britain France Scored By Spanish Socialist ON PAGE 2 North Iowa Crops in Comeback After Rains ON PAGE 4 Hunter G Ties Record at Fairgrounds Races ON PAGE 13 Gilpin Powell Scrap In Feature Golf Tilt ON PAGE 13 Pope Pius Weakened by Worry Over War ON PAGE 17 5 MEN KILLED IN CRASH OF TRUCK Score Injured as Machine Smashes Guard Rail and Plunges Down Bank DARLINGTON men were killed and approximately a score were injured early Thurs day as a truck crashed through a guard rail and plunged down a steep embankment at the Conowingo dam bridge near here The injured were taken to a hos pital in Elkton Five one said to be dying were admitted first and oth ers were reported to be enroute Hospital attaches said they did not I know how many others were being j taken there The five already there they said were critically injured The truck was reported to be loaded with laborers enroute from New Jersey to Florida Some of them were asleep when the truck careened down the 100 foot em bankment State police and officials of Har ford county were on the scene Uniform Labor Law for States Favored to Bar Association BOSTON special commit tee reported to American bar association a recommendation to oppose ratifica tion of the federal child labor amendment and promote adoption of a uniform labor law by Immediately the possibility of a dispute over the report arose Sev eral resolutions supporting the amendment had been placed before the convention for action Two res olutions sought to discharge the by James A Simpson of reject its report RUNNING RACES BIG AFTERNOON FINAL FEATURE Harness Races in Last Day Clear Lake Girl Beauty Winner Increasing interest which has been evidenced in the North Iowa fair is expected to reach a climac tic close with Fridays derby day with spectacular running races in the afternoon and the grand closing Friday evening of Every thing revue by a cast of 50 Threatening clouds resulted in crowds which were not quite up to anticipations as the final events of the weeks harness racing program got under way Thursday afternoon Condition of the track a bit spongy as the horses were brought on for the first event improved with each heat Frank Gatch of Greenfield who has 20 years og experience in the field of horseracing arrived in Ma son City to supervise the races and reported Thursday that the fast horses and noted jockeys from sev eral states in the midwest had been lined up for the Friday derbyday Some tough battles for the purses are in prospect from these hard racing independent riders Jockeys Are Entered Many jockeys of the caliber of Harry Stute who recently was rid ing in races Miami and it com ing here are entered in the Raymond Hoakina veteran will be at the post and the crowd will be assured of honest M well fast starts Seven races have been scheduled for the Derby day events These are Clear Lake Special purse boys pony race purse Mason City special purse Rockwell sprint purse Every bodys special purse retail merchants special purse and North Iowa fair derby Some of the best running horses in Iowa Wisconsin Missouri Min nesota and the Dakotas are being GRANDSTAND EVENTS THURSDAY AUG 27 p concert Stock Parade followed by par ade of running horses with their jockeys who race on Derby Day p a stage show of real merit FRIDAY AUG 28 p concert p Day races First race Clear Lake Spe cial 4 furlongs Purse Second race boys pony race Purse 5 Third race Mason City spe cial furlongs Purse Fourth race Rockwell sprint for horses that have not been 12 this season 6 furlongs Purse Fifth race Everybodys spe cial farmers race for horses that have not competed in regular running race Purse Sixth race Retail Merchants special 100 feet over 6 fur longs 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 Will Return Trout to Emmetsburg to Face Check Charges EMMETSBURG lere were notified that Mitchell Trout trucker who disappeared hree months ago would be re urned from Pike county Kentucky o face check charges Trout was arrested in Kentucky Wednesday brought to Mason City for Fridays event Such horses as Uncle Title Copper and Pennsylvania will be here for Fridays running races accord ing to Mr Gatch The program will be completed with some of the fin est horses in the race circuits this year Rain Thursday morning has put the track in fine condition for run ning races At where running races have been held this year much enthusi asm haa been shown Because of the open nature of the races the exact number of hones to be entered can not be determined in advance but advance have been broad cast among horse owners and it is expected that between 50 and 100 head of the fastest horses available will run for the big purfM Water In A two tech rain during the night put a foot of water in the ;