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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - August 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa E MEU s MEPT OF I MO i w r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS 1 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY AUGUST 28 1936 THIS PAPKK CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 278 Washington Is Rejoicing Pleased Over Enemy Blantons Defeat in Texas By CHARLES PSTEWART ASHINGTON CPA T h District of Col umbia is not hal as much inter ested in the out come of the pres idential contes as it was wish ful for Represen tative Thomas L Blantons defea for renornination in the seven teenth congres sional district o Texas Wistful is th term Washing tonians were no hopeful that their deadly foe a they long have regarded him woul be beaten They thought he woul be renominated and then as a dem ocratic candidate in the overwhelm ingly democratic Lone Star state that he surely would be reelected Therefore they not only are de lighted They speak of his defea as something in the nature of an unexpected gift from heaven The capital it is to be remem bered has no voice in the manage merit of its own affairs Congress governs it Naturally it does no like having a bitter enemy in the national legislature helping to reg ulate it Yet it cant do a thing toward getting such an individua out of office In Blantons case i has been dependent for 20 years upon the Abilene district of Texas to remove this worst of its afflic tions from its lawmaking body And Blantons district until jusl now hasnt seen fit to remove him Texas Didnt Care What does Texas care for Wash ingtons worries anyway Even now it is a 100 to 1 bet that his home folk did not retire the Abilene man because of any sympathy for the District of Co lumbians for one reason or another of their own Washingtons newspapers Abi lene correspondents devoted col umns the day after his defeat to analysis of the real reason or rea sons The capitals press subordi nated accounts of Roosevelts and Landons doings to their chorus of rejoicing at the overthrow of Blan tonism Blanton asserts that the dis tricts plutocratic tax dodgers poured money like water into his bailiwick to beat him Taxpayers Hated Him Abilenes commentators question this Still district taxpayers did hate him The district is peculiarly situat ed from a taxation standpoint It includes a couple of hundred mil lion dollars worth of untaxed fed eral property On that ground it holds that it is entitled to a fairly liberal allowance from the federal treasury to balance its budget Blantons policy has been to skimp on this budget requiring local tax payers to make up the deficit The districts twin mayors in effect are the chairmen respect ively of the senates and the repre sentativs district committees The former is Senator William H King of Utah the latter is Con gresswoman Mary T Norton of New Jersey Crippled Us Schools Both have contended that con gress has been overly parsimonious with Washington crippling its schools police department and mu nicipal service generally Blanton has had a deal to do with these over economies He knows it He said during his campaign that 500000 Washing tomans despise him This must include some who are not pluto cratic tax dodgers There may be a few but not 500000 Some comentators contend also that Blanton aroused ire both in the district and at home by push ing through a teachers oath re quirement for district teachers Not on Committee Blanton is not a member of cither the senates or the repre sentatives d i s t r ic t committees but he has held a still more in fluential post from the districts financial standpoint He has been chariman of the representatives subcommittee on appropriations especially as appropriations relate to the district This is the very fountainhcad of Washingtons supply of cash from the federal government Judge ClydeL Garrett of East land is entirely unknown here No matter The district will like him better than it did Blanton Gillette Baldridge to Talk at Creston CRESTON M Gillette of Cherokee democratic nominee for the United States senate and Kenneth Baldridge of Bloomfield democratic nomine for congress from the fifth district will bc the HEAVY DAMAGE DONE BY Final Day of North Iowa Fair Draws Big Crowd TRACK RAPIDLY DRYING OUT FOR DERBYPROGRAM Auctioneers Offer Prize Winning Baby Beeves for Sale With bright sunshine following the deluge of Thursday night when the grandstand performance was rained out a large crowd gathered at the North Iowa fairgrounds Fri day for the final afternoon and eve ning performances The rainfall of almost two inches left the track spongy but several hours of sunshine was placing it in good condition as the time ap proached for the running races in the afternoon Its Derby Day The derby climax of the after noon performances before the randstand attracted wide atten Jon as preparations continued Jiroughout the early part of the day under the supervision of Frank atch of Greenfield Horses and GRANDSTAND EVENTS FRIDAY AUG 28 p concert p showing of Everything Tops p of Ford V8 sedan to someone iockeys from several states in the nidwest were Here and tough bat les loomed for the purses as the time for the opening events ap jroached In the evening the final perform ance of Everything Tops was scheduled with the promise of a record crowd Rain made it impos sible to stage the show Thursday evening A few visitors who gath ered in the grandstand in the early evening were refunded their money vhen a heavy downpour of rain made it evident that the show could not be staged Baby Beeves Sold Despite the wetness of the ground n the baby beef pavilion interest entered on the sale of the club ex libits Several auctioneers were on land to help in auctioning off the irize calves Concessionaires emerged from arpaulins and canvas Friday en ouraged by the sunshine and pre iared for a final big days business DROWNING VICTIM ocal Man Suffers Cramps While Swimming in Lake Michigan Albert Dye 30 35 Jersey avenae j lortheast drowned Thursday after oon off South Milwaukee Wis in Lake Michigan when he suffered ramps while swimming with his vife and son and a brotherinlaw nd sister Mr and Mrs Arnold iteece The body was recovered Thursday ight J H Dye US Thirteenth street ortheast and Elmer and Donald Dye father and brothers of the ictim left Mason City for South lilwaukee at Thursday even ng before they learned of the re overy of the body Funeral ar angements had not yet been made riday morning Mr Steece whose home is in outh Milwaukee where the Dyes spending a weeks vacation aid that he tried to save his broth rinlaw but was unable to do so Survivors of the drowned man re his wife Mildred four year old on Gordon his mother and father wo brothers Elmer and Donald nd two sisters Mrs Steece and Irs Kathryn Mondt 1311 Washing Pins Hope on Tiny Tennis Balls on avenue northwest Mr Dye was employed by the acob E Decker and Sons packing lant here 2 Pheasants Smash Streetcar Window MINNEAPOLIS pair of hitchhiking pheasants crashed Minneapolis streetcar smashing hrough the glass of the window ear the motorman One of the birds then flew through F R Visit to Iowa Set for Sept 3 Herring Says Meeting Has Been Definitely Rescheduled DES KOINES Clyde L Herring received a telegram Friday irom Marvin Maclntyre secretary to President Roosevelt definitely rescheduling the presidents drought conference with Gov Alf M Lan don and four other drought state overnors for Sept 3 The conference originally plan ned for next Tuesday Sept 1 was put off because of funeral services Tuesday at Salt Lake City Utah for Secretary of War Dcrn who died Thursday Maclntyre wired that the presi dent will leave Rapid City S Dak for Salt Lake City Sunday Immediately after Derns funeral Maclntyre said the presidents train will head for Iowa and should ar rive here shortly before noon next Thursday Lunch for Governors Governor Herring said the state house luncheon for the president governors of Kansas Missouri Ok lahoma Nebraska and Iowa as well as senators and representatives of these states will be at p m Since the president will arrive only a little while before the lunch eon the governor said his inspec tion tour of WPA projects here probably will have to be canceled The drought conference will fol low right after the luncheon After the conference the presi dent will have dinner on his train with the governors and that night will leave for Hannibal Mo This will eliminate the motor in spection tours the president planned to make at Sioux City and Shenan doah No Public Appearances The governor said the president would make no public appearances here other than those necessitated by his drive to the statehouse from his train and return He said however that a route would be laid out along which people could gather to see the president Col Edward Starling of the Unit ed States secret service spent today going over the state house proposed Harry Kichman playboy and radio and stage singer and Dick Merrill his pilot will pin their hopes on 12000 table tennis balls in their attempted record breaking flight to London The tiny celluloid balls which weigh an aggregate of 30 pounds are concealed away in the wing and tail spaces of his plane They are expected to provide buoyancy in case the ship is forceddown at sea Photo shows Kichman placing a few of the balls into wlng space ATLANTIC FLIGHT Merrill and Richman Make Final Check on Plane Lady Peace NEW YORK Merrill and Harry Richman made a final check of their monoplane Lady Peace and barring unforeseen de velopments planned to take off from Floyd Bennett field Friday after noon on an attempted round trip transAtlantic flight to London The flyers said they expected to lunch in London Saturday begin their return flight shortly after ward and arrive in New York for late breakfast Sunday Leaps to Death From 86th Floor of Empire State Building in N Y NEW YORK a half dozen sightseers looked on Robert Francis Erskine 23 Bronxville N Y leaped to his death from the eightysixth floor observation plat form of the Empire State building Friday He waved goodbye to a half a dozen paralyzed onlookers So long folks he said He lunged outward from the pro tecting parapet cleared three set backs and hurtled to the sidewalk on the Thirtythird street side of the structure route by which the president motor to the state house and will the railroad yards with Des Moines Folice Chief Henry Albers and Adjt Gen Charles Grahl chairman in charge of arrangements presidents visit here for the Funeral for rionecr FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Friday night and Saturday cooler Fri day night and in extreme cast portion Saturday MINNESOTA Partly cloudy and cooler in west and south showers probable in northeast portion Friday night Saturday generally fair IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 83 Minimum in Night 63 At 8 A M Friday 65 Rainfall 180 And again the faucet was opened over Mason City and North Iowa STORM LAKE ser The August rain total now stands vices were held for Mrs Barbara car and left by the rear door Holmes S1 pioneer Buena Visa speakers at McKinlcy Park Sunday The othei was knocked out but was j county resident who died hcic early eivcn first aid and released i Thursday at 783 inches 397 inches of which has occurred the past two days Is anything more inexplicable than the weather PRESIDENT SAYS BETTER USE OF LAND SOLUTION Finds Luck Holding as Rain Greets Arrival at Jamestown By D HAKOLD OLIVER JAMESTOWN N Dak Pi President Roosevelt concluded an other motor drought tour here Fri day with a speech in which he as serted the problem here could best be described in three ter Land Use Speaking from the rear platform of his train just before leaving for Aberdeen S Dak the president noted the rain which greeted his ar rival two hours earlier and said This morning when I saw the rain I felt my luck had held good Two years ago coming back cast through the drought areas rain fol lowed me the whole way Flood Control Trip He said an eastern newspaperman awoke on the train Friday morning took a peck out of the window and icmarkcd Is this a flood control trip The president said he was per fectly sure that wtih cooperation between the federal state and local governments a solution of the drought problem would be found While emergency relief proceeds he added the government would be trying to work out a long range system of planning the use of land for tHBbestpurposes Talks to Workers The temperature was around 60 when the president arrived Rain which began falling early ceased while Mr Roosevelt rode through nearby drought ridden farms and chatted with WPAfarmer workers on water conservation dams and a ctiy auditorium project At the conservation dam being built at a cost of to serve 40 farms the president chatted with Theodore Kensok foreman Steve Brown homesteader and Arden Meeker dirt begrimed workers How many acres are needed to carry a cow the president asked Meeker About four acres of upland hay aid two acres of sweet clover he replied Meeker said he had lived there for EO years and his well was dry this year for the second time the first time two years ago Crowds Line Streets Crowds lined the streets of James town as the president left and re turned to the train accompanied by acting governor Walter Welford and former governor Thomas Moody At the woodstucco auditorium project the president spoke to about 20 workers lined up beside his car Youve done a good job he said Tve never seen anything like it be fore The president was due in Aber deen at p m central standard time He saw extensive crop damage for the first time late Thursday on a 50 mile motor trip around Bis marck and tour which prompted him to say later in a rear ulatform talk at the North Dakota capital Going to Win What I have seen confirms me in the belief that I have had for a long belief that we are going to win on this problem Back east he said there have been all kinds of reports that out in the drought area there was a de spondency a lack of hope for the future and a general atmosphere of gloom But I had a hunch and it was the right one that when I got out here I would find that you people had your chins up that you are not looking forward to the day when this country would be depopulated but that you and your children ex pect to remain here Military Dictatorship Spanish Rebels Plan Monarchy Next If People Germany and Italy Union Seen m Front Against Communism VENICE Italy united nazifascist front against commun ist propaganda apparently was im minent Friday with the approaching visit of Dr Paul JosephGoebbels Germanys dynamic little minister for public enlightenment Dino Alficri Italian undcrsecrc tary of propaganda left Avcllino where he was attending army ma neuvers to meet Dr Gocbbcls who is expected here Saturday Want It By THE ASSOCIATED 1KESS The rebel chieftains who would rule Spain disclosed Friday they planned a military and then if the people want it re storation of the monarchy Entrenching themselves about their burgos stronghold against a sudden thrust by foroes of the so cialist government the fascist lead ers let it be known their intended military dictatorship would be fol lowed by a plebiscite on the return of the Bourbon throne Former King who quit the country in 1931 has been re ported toying with the idea of flying back to Spain from central Europe The heir presumptive Prince Juan of the Asturias is believed actual ly to have visited the rebel leaders at Burgos Air Itaiil nn Madrid Broadcasts from two rebel radio stations picked up in French Mo rocco declared the situation of Madrid was desperate and that hun dreds of persons were being killed there by government extremists The rebels also declared their Thursday air raid on Madrid had wrecked government airplanes and hangars although the government denied there was material damage Madrid took intensive precautions against another assault from the air however Two thousand government militia men comprised the forces reported only25 miles from Burgos The swift march on the rebel center fol lowed by one day an important in surgent advance which dominated the Lozoya valley some 4Q miles north of Madrid 100 Rightists Executed The French press Friday night quoted refugees from Spain as say ing 100 rightists some of them for mer leaders of the government had been executed in Madrid in reprisal for an attempt by fascist prisoners to burn the model jail in the Span ish capital The refugees said those executed included Gen Oswaldo Fcrando Capazformer military commander in Morocco Admiral Francisca Salas former minister of marine Rico Avello former minister of treasury and high commissioner in Morocco Dr Jose Maria Albinana leader of the national traditional ist party the Marquis de Urquijo a banker Fernando Primo de Ri vera cousin of the fascist leader Jose Martinez de Velasco former foreign minister and Melguiades Alvarez former cabinet minister Outside of Spain fascist Italy completed her adherence to the in ternational neutrality pact by de claring a formal embargo on arms shipments to either side The Span ish government has accused Italy of helping the rebels and says II Duce will continue to Germany and Portugal despite the pact Officially however Germany already has declared an arms cmbar o and Portugal has taken similar action The Burgos rebels in Fridays pronouncement declared they would ciosely collaborate with the friend ly powers of Germany and Italy Bank of Spain Sacked They formally accused France of sacking the Bank of Spain through gold importations from Ma drid and outlined an ambitious pro gram of cleansing Spain and seize power In the Biscay bay area in the north fighting subsided with the failure of a two day rebel assault on Iran At Washington the United States department acknowledged Madrids profound regret that official mail addressed to the American embassy in the Spanish capital had been opened It will not happen again the Spaniards said LOOK INSIDE FOR J A JUDGE GRIMSLEY Junior College Football Practice Called Monday ON PAGE 9 Formal Opening Saturday of United Home Bank ON PAGE 16 Grand Champion Calf Brings at Fair ON PAGE 12 How Aviators Helped Italians Win Ethiopia ON PAGE 2 RUSSIA FAVORS LEAGUE REFORM Would Force Quick Military Sanctions Against Nation Making War By JOSEPH E SHAKKEY GENEVA Russia Fri day night proposed a bold scheme of league of nations reform which would force almost immediate mili ary sanctions against any nation making war Russia in makingthe proposal opposed amendment of the league covenant as impractical but recom mended adoption by Uie assembly do so along with of a special protocol by which in the event of war the league council would be summoned within three days Council Would Vole Within another three days the council by threequarters vote would decide whether circumstances existed calling for the application of nunitive measures The salient feature of the Rus sian scheme was a provision under which military sanctions could be taken automatically and immedi ately by states having a mutual assistance if the league council failed to agree on who was responsible for the war Not Aggressive Acts League members would agree that sch sanctions against a war ring state would not be deemed acts of aggression Should the council decree econ omic and financial sanctions under the soviet proposal all league mem bers would be bound to contribute Controlled Russian newspapers Friday charged Germany was pre paring a surprise move which would bring Europe closer to The league assembly meets the third week in September principal ly to discuss proposals for league reform Safety Council Warns Nation May Surpass 1935 Death Record CHICAGO I1 national safety council Friday warned the nations all time high traffic death in be sur passed this year if the current alarming trend continued It reported 3180 persons lost their Jives in motor vehicle accidents in July 3 per cent more than in July 1935 and the third consecu tive month in which fatalities ex ceeded those of corresponding months last year i The lotal for llio lirst seven i five miles to Pincknoy to icport the months of 190G was sjt at 18560 case Crime Enters Hell Telephone Wire Cut PINCKNEY Mich has i come to Hull and it disrupted the re sorts communication with the out side world Three youths who hijackcd two slot machines from the Hell Mich store of James and John Prcssley Thursday night cut the only tele phone wire John Prcssley walked LAKE CORNELIA GOQDELL AREAS KIT BY TORNADO High Winds Accompany Drenching Rains m North Iowa Scores of buildings in North Iowa were demolished by heavy winds which accompanied drenching rains Thursday night and early Friday Corn on large tracts over scattered arjas was flattened Damage was particularly heavy in Goodell and vicinity where a tornado destroyed many buildings and uprooted trees and in the Lake CJrneHa region north of clarion where a tornado struck many resorts A large crowd was in Goodell for the annual watermelon celebra tion when the storm struck there at about S oclock Concessions and stands were on the streets which were filled with people and a near panic resulted as the lights also went out Stores were opened to house the crowds Buildings Am Wrecked At the Arthur Ruka farm 3i miles southwest of Goodell farm buildings were destroyed and the house damaged considerably A high windmill however was not dam aged A barn was blown down at the Lawrence Smith farm a mile south of Goodell Peter Stecnblock 2Vi miles from Goodell reported a barn and other outbuildings destroyed Large trees were uprooted Several of the buildings on the Glenn Latch farm IVi miles south of Goodell were de molished The barn on the Arthur Lowetfburg farm north and iys miles east of Goodell was demol ished Car in Garage Ruined Damage on the J Montgomery and Harry Richcy farms was re ported and H Beek a mile east of town said his grove was practically destroyed although the house was not damaged A double corn crib and granary on the Ed Hemming way farm was blown clown and a car kept in it was wrecked Hardy Hubbards garage near Goodell was blown down atid the barn was moved on its foundation Two big trees blocked his yard Earl Ruskas garage was flattened Telephone Service Hampered Telephone lines were put out of commission by the storm at Goodell where a heavy electrical storm also occurred and long distance service was not open until 10 oclock Fri day morning A special crew from Sioux City was dispatched to Goodell to work on the lines Corn in the Goodell vicinity was flattened and C E Longley who keeps a rain gage said 2 inches of rain fell A new windmill on the Paul Kemp farm was twisted Hail damage west of Goodell was re ported MAJSV LAKE COKNELIA BUILDINGS FLATTENED A severe tornado struck a region near Lake Cornelia 7 miles north of Clarion and east and west of Cornelia Elys fishermens resort on the cast side of the lake was un roofed and surrounding cottages damaged and some flattened The Cornelia Lumber company dry shed 50 by 170 feet on the east side of the lake was flattened by the wind and some of it blown into the highway Lumber which had been stored in the shed was scat tered The south wing of the Clar mond Country club housing a dance floor and clubrooms was damaged together with a large porch A cafe at Eldredgc park was ruined havingbeen moved from the foundation and wrecked Farms in the neighborhood lost a great mmbcr of outbuildings and barns No homes were severely damaged Corn in the path of the storm was flattened Estimates of as high as ive inches of rain in the center of the storm were made MANY ELECTRIC POLES NEUt ALEXANDKK Many buildings in the Alexander vicinity wore damaged by the heavy wind South of Alexander electric lines carrying high tension wires were blown down for about a mile Workers were busy repairing the damage Friday Buildings on the Aldnch Beaeu nlacc Alexander were wrecked and the house damaged On the Noel Jonca place many trees were blown down A barn corncrib and several out buildings on the Gust Wcbcr place near Alexander were demolished Many other farm losses in the Al exander vicinity were reported Corn was flattened considerably NOKTH IOWA FAIR KEVUE HALTED BY DOWNPOUK The drenching downpour also af fected the North Iowa fair as the ;