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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 13, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH lOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY FEBRUARY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 110 Norris May Have Effect His Jab at Farley Nonpartisan in Character DICKINSON OUT FOR PRESIDENCY By CHARLES T STEWART ASHINGTON I Senator j George W NorI ris warning that James A Farley as p o s t m aster general will cost President Roose velt millions of votes next No vember is a sug gestion that plen TRAINS BEGIN TO CATCH UP WITH MAIL EXPRESS State Gets More Snow lowan Presidential Candidate but Predicted Cold Wave Absent ty of democratic politicians wish the white house would heed On the other hand there are j competent politij Several carloads of coal arrived cal judges who j in Mason City Thursday from Iowa believe it is too Illinois Indiana and Kentucky late to unload Farley now I fields while the repair of a break Thcy wanted him jettisoned a down on a Rock Island passenger couple of years ago which would train at Garden City 6 miles south have given the public some time to paved the way for large forget his cabinet connection At out of the southern jart of the present writing however they reason that the damage he has done cannot be repaired and that dump would the state for arrival here Friday Meanwhile railroads in general were beginning to catch up on the delivery of the huge accumulated 1 quantities of mail and express and ought to have been done sooner j normal schedules of opera No one else could have deplored tlon the postmaster general nearly as effectively as the Nebraska sena An inch and a half fall of snow during the night apparently was no hindrance to motor traffic Thurs Proadministration democrats can wate T y rtini I missed rCorlh From 3 mini It i takTnTorgranted that insurj mum of zero during the night th gent democratic Statesmanship will mercury rose to degrees above deplore him that brand of criticism zero at 8 o clock discounts itself Republican criticism also is recog nized as to be expected Train Expected No 17 Rock Island passenger train which was scheduled to arrive in Mason City at oclock Thurs day morning was slated for shortly but I dont like to imply that the before 3 oclock in the afternoon But Senator Norris certainly is impartial Id use the word others are DIShonest Rather they are open to the suspicion of bias which he isnt At 74 it is not even assured that he is a candidate for reelection to the senate though as good an au thority as President Roosevelt says that Nebraska should continue sending him to Washington as long as he lives He is not an insurgent democrat he has always been elect ed as a republican though in reality an independent Yet he is a pro Roosevelt independent Notwith standing his objection to Farley he following the repair of the broken drawbar No 32 southbound which ordinarily passes No 17 in Mason City had to be taken around by Nora Springs Waterloo Cedar Rapids and West Liberty to get to Des Moines The Rock Island has received five carloads of coal three cars coming up by way of Nora Springs and Manly and two by way of Duluth A number of cars of coal were in cluded in a freight train on the North Western three of them con IOWAN SAYS HE WILL NOT ENTER ANY PRIMARIES Does Not Expect Much Opposition to Senate Nomination GREENSBORO N Senator L J Dickinson RIowa Thursday tossed his hat into the re publican presidential nomination ring bufwith the announcement he would not seek pledged delegates Here for a Lincoln day speech Wednesday night the temporary chairman of the republican national convention in 1932 said in an in terview that he was an aspirant for the nomination but would not any primary I do not want pledged delega he said If I am nominated for president I desire it to be be cause the people believe I am the holding the state commis man who should be nominated and son jjable for expenses the opinion added So if the bill presented is a proper bill it was the duty not of State Commission Must Pay Expenses of County Old Age Pension Boards DES MOINES state pensss of the board The decision supreme court Thursday ruled that the state old age assistance com mission must pay Ihe expenses of county old age pension boards Its conclusion was reached in in terpreting a section of the state old age assistance law stating that the commission must pay the pen sions of aged needy and other ex penditures provided for in this The supreme court held that pro vision was made in that section for the necessary traveling expendi tures of the county boards and sal aries of local investigators which the board was empowered to em ploy The opinion by Justice J M Par sons with six justices concurring did not cover that point Judge J J Clark held that the state old age commission was liable for the expense of county old age assistance boards in the district court trial of the Floyd county case The case previously had been be fore both district and supreme courts Judge M F Edwards in the first suit ruled the county was not responsible for county board costs The supreme court sent the case back for retrial Pay All Expenses Jens Grothe Floyd county attor ney contended in his supreme court argument that the legislature in tended for the state board to pay all expenses incidental to administra tion of the act He based his argu stated that the case came before mnt on a section of the statute which the court for interpretation of pro said the commission should pay visions of the old age pension law from ts funds the pensions approved Duty of Commission After declaring validity of the SENATOR LESTER J DICKINSON ton was remaining1 in the Thorn ton vicinity cleaning up rural roads Ventura Roads Open A third plow stationed in the west part of the county has opened up roads 8 miles north and 5 miles south of Ventura and also pushed 6 miles north from the fish hatchery toward Fertile It would have been impossible still is proRoosevelt Indeed he j igned to Mason City and others to I for us to the progress we have complains of Farley far less for him points farther north self alone than because he considers Three Hours Late North Westerns The queerest part of it is President Roosevelt apparently has been from the first in agreement with Norris on the proposition that politics and public office should not mix Early in his term the president made without the excellent assist ance we have received from farm ers in the sections where we have said R E Robertson county engineer This volunteer help has made it catine 18 above and Davenport 21 above Danger Not Fast But theres still a cold wave lurking in western the weatherman warned and it may get down this way in a couple of Reports on new snow Wednesday and Wednesday night were Charles City inches Fort Dodge 2 inches Ottumwa 1 inch Waterloo 1 inch Cedar Rapids 1 inch Clinton 2 inches Council Bluffs inches Marshalltown inches Centerville 1 inch Musca tine 1 inch Des Moines inches fall c The Great Western announced the opening of the last blockade of now below Clarion making it possible to Bluffs trains have been in n ms term operate from Minneapolis to Council established the rule that chairmen havp hppn h of state democratic party commit tees must not accept federal ap pointments without surrenderin their chairmanships Otherwise as j l ointed out the would operation on the road both ways as far as Clarion The southbound pas senger due at 1 a was two hours he justly pointed out they to the charge of pos vorites As a matter of fact several state chairmen were compelled to resign Thf M was getting be open to the charge oi back to normal operation of freight merit positions with politics faj and passenger trains It received three carloads of coal Thursday one from Iowa mines and two of steam coal from Indiana for the city water their chairmanships to qualify for federal posts that they coveted j On lhc Milwaukee line No 11 But from the beginning of the from Chicago due at a ar Roosevelt administration its national i rived at a m the political chairman James A Farley m train waj two hollrs ate The of 48 times the importance of any i Pastbound train Wednesday night single state chairman has was three noiirs late functioned as postmaster general Watch for Drifts Postal Service Neglected Although continuing to have their In the meantime the postal serv eyes on road3 that have been ice neglected utterly as a service j cleared because of the disposition of has gone completely to hades Anythe recently fallen snow to drift one who relies on a J mail is aware how possible to shovel off the crust on j Davenport inches Mason City top of the drifts and thus making inches it possible for us to get through at The first Great Western train to a much more rapid rate I certainly reach Fort Dodge Minneapolis pulled in there Thursday morning At Nashua fear of fire mounted as the city water supply was shut off after the main water pipe froze It must remain shut off until re pairs can be made disorganized Many patrons thought that its efficiency had hit a mini mum low under Walter Brown a daily handful of i highway commission engineers con w hopelessly it is tinued Thursday to open new high Farley predecessor better under Farley Brown surely did do his best to ward subordinating the postal serv ice to politics But be was an amateur in com parison with Farley The rotary plow which has to do the heavy work in several North they know jowa counties was Thursday bat tling its way south from Clear Lake to Thornton after having cleared the mammoth drifts from the high way around Clear Lake to Bayside Wednesday After the rotarv hag cleared this The postal rankandfile has j road it will have the primary high fought like blazes to maintain its j way situation well in hand in Cerro integrity It is to the clerks and I Gordo county and probably will go messengers and carriers that the j into Hancock to open up the road public is indebted to any service j way from Britt to Crystal Lake and whatever EMBARGO ON OIL HELD UNLIKELY U S Unwillingness to Take Part Is Expected to Block Action By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Observers at Geneva said Thurs day they believed an embargo by the league of nations against oil shipments was unlikely in view of the improbality that the United States government would take part Woden The Busy highway commission kept in such an embargo League experts investigating whether such a new sanction would gerve to interfere with Italys cam paign against Ethiopia decided that the success of an embargo would depend on American action two plows on the main highways I out of Mason City one going north and south and the other east and I west Attention was called to the fact that the roads are still only oneway lanes and prospects are they will remain so for some time The oniy piow that could widen the path through the big canyons of snow is the rotary plow and it has some two weeks of work to be done in other parts of the district before it can turn to the task of widening openings The county also is making excel lent progress in the battle with snow considering the mammoth proportions of the task One of the county plows reaching Rock Falls Wednesday and Thurs day was assigned to open up the road from No 65 east to Cameron and Hanford Another plow which Wednesday pushed away the snow i in the road from Rockwell to Thorn want to express my appreciation to those people who have One of the significant incidents of voluntary help was the work of 65 shovelers out of Thornton who met the plow as it worked west from Rockwell Bus drivers found the snow was drifting in places Thursday but continued their scheduled routes No Iowa Cold Wave The Iowa cold wave expected ear ly Thursday went to pieces Wed nesday night but snow continued falling over much of the state and the type that can best combat the man in the white house and prevent the catastrophe ttiat would follow his reelection Up for ReElectirmv I come up for reelection in the senate in Iowa Our primary is June 1 republican convention will open in Cleveland June 8 I do not expect any serious oppo sition to my renomination to the senate I planvto spend much of the time between now and June in Iowa cam paigning for reelection to the sen ate and for the republican party in that state Then I shall visit in other states trying to make friends just as I am here trying to marfe friends I am confident that the delegations named to the republican convention from Iowa will be my friends and that they will be ready to battle for my nomination Battle in Primaries Other candidates may go ahead battling in primaries for votes I do not want anyone at the convention to be forced to vote for me because he is so instructed I want him to do so because he thinks I am the man My experience has been that you cannot possibly enter primaries for the nomination without making en emies I do not want to have any enemies when the convention con j and other expenditures provided for in the argued that since no spe cific provision was made for the expenses of county boards adminis tration within the county comes the Aboard of supervisorsto pay if i the general poor laws of the but the duty of the commission to county The supreme courts decision up held a Floyd county district court 22 LIVES TAKEN BY FIRES BLAST Merry Making Restaurant Throng Becomes Fear Maddened Mob By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Twentytwo deaths and 71 in ed to worry railroad and highway I jured many of them seriously were men go ahead order from treasury off listed Thursd as the A low pressure area which mov fires andan R M Evans Waiting for CornHog Orders DES MOINES chairman of the R M Evans Iowa cornhog ed in from the the wea therman explained proved strong er than the high pressure area from the northwest and the high disinte grated Hence temperatures held above zero over most of the stateearly Thursday so far above on the av erage that it was the warmest night Iow3 has experienced since Jan 22 when winter laid down this barrage of snow and cold weve been hav Snow fell intermittently over Iowa throughout the night The new blanket ranged from an inch up to four inches Winds Grow Stronger The weatherman expected north erly winds to grow stronger as the day progressed becoming fresh to and a fresh to strong wind ranged from 7 to 25 miles an hour sufficient to produce consid erable drifting Temperatures would hold up within striking distance of zero Thursday night he forecast sinking to a mere 10 below in the northwest five below in the northeast and holding at zero in the southwest The southeast probably would the weatherman quipped in 10 above Spirit Lake Low Spirit Lakes 7 was the lowest temperature reported early Thurs day Sioux City came next with 4 Mason City had a zero but the temperature here was up to 8 above at 8 a m Fort Dodge reported 1 below From there on minimum temper atures mounted rapidly Council Bluffs reporting 2 above Charles City 4 above Ottumwa 5 above Waterloo 6 above Clinton 7 above Centerville 10 above Cedar Rapids 14 above Keokuk 17 above Mus Iowa cornhog contracts still un paid Paid Out to Aged in Pensions DES MOINES dent Byron G Allen reported the Iowa old age pension commission is paying out in pensions to persons this month TheW either FORECAST IQWA Snow probably Thurs day night and Friday with possi bly winds becoming fresh to strong Slightly colder in extreme southeast section Thursday night and in extreme northwest Friday MINNESOTA Snow Thursday night and Friday no decided change in temperature IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 8 Above Minimum in Night Zero At 8 A M 7 Above Snowfall Inches Precipitation of an Inch The heralded blizzard of Wednes day night failed to take serious di mensions although there was an inch and a half of snow which for a time swirled aroJhd the corners with considerable briskness Thurs day dawned cloudy with tempera ture 10 or 15 degrees higher than on previous mornings A fire that turned a merrymak ing throng in a New York restau rant into a fear maddened mob left five dead and 41 injured before it was brought under control Thurs day At Lakewood N the official count of deaths resulting from the burning of the Victoria Mansion ho tel was increased to 15 At least 20 other persons were injured in the blaze Wednesday Two workmen were killed and seven others injured in an explosion that wrecked a portion of a tunnel being dug for a new sewer in Chi cago Wednesday night Three nuns were burned as fire swept a convent at Montreal decision in a suit brought by Wes ton E Jones a taxpayer The speci fic issue was whether the county board of supervisors should pay from the county treasury a claim presented by Emil Theno a member of the county board The case was before the supreme court once before and the higher tribunal at that time sent it back to Floyd county for retrial because the state commission was not made a defendant and a ruling therefore would not have been binding upon it Have Spent Byron Allen superintendent of the state commission estimated county boards have spent in their investigations making about investigations at an average of mori than each County boards ire charged with the duty of investigating pension applicants and certifying their findings to the state commission The opinion held that there was no liability for the commission to pay additional wages for a new duty added to an office already in exis tence unless specific provision is made It cited as an example the requirement that assessors list the names of all persons over 21 years of age for collection of the pension head tax Asst Atty Gen Leroy Rader who represented the state in the action said he will petition the court im mediately for rehearing of the case Ruling Not Retroactive He also expressed belief that the courts decision is not retroactive and that the state commission could not be forced to pay the past ex Rader also contended that the old age assistance fund is a trust fund and no payments could be made from it without specific direction in the law SNOWDRIFTS ARE NO OBSTACLE WHEN ITS CASE OF NECESSITY group of Emmetsburg township farmers iso lated for nearly a week six miles west of here arrived in town Wed nesday afternoon frostbitten and weary They made the trip with four teams and bobsleds and be cause of impassable rural roads had used six sets of wirecutters in cutting their way through pasture fences over a long winding trail to Emmetsburg They into a local store Couldnt stand it out there much longer without one of the men told the clerk Out of food at your farm she asked Are you out of fuel Again a negative reply Well what can I get the clerk asked Chewing said the Load us to Conference Report on Seed Loan Bill Adopted by House WASHINGTON house Wednesday adopted a conference re port on the seed and feed loan bill and sent the measure to the senate for final1 approval The bill authorizesloans up to to a farmer The government takes a first lien on his crop Heart Attack Fatal to Snow Shoveler MANS ON CSVGarret Carsten aged 70 dropped dead of a heart at tack while shoveling snow in front of his home Thursday Fire Loss OSKALOOSA damaged a junkyard here an estimated ON THE INSIDE DR W C BOONE State Conservation Board Member Dies ON PAGE 9 Need of New Housing Legislation Discussed ON PAGE 2 Republican Caucuses on Monday Feb 17 ON PAGE 18 Marooned Freight at Coulter Is Dislodged ON PAGE 3 MAN KILLED TWO HURT BY BLAST Explosion Razes Swift Gas Plant m Stockyards Atea of Chicago CHICAGO man was re ported killed and two others ser iously injured Thursday when an explosifn razed tb hydrogen gas plant of Swift and company at Fortyfirst and Justin streets in the heart of tie huge Chicago stock yards area Officials of Swift and company said they believed only the three men were in the one story plant when the explosion blew it out like a Fire equipment from the region to the stockyards on reports that as many as 40 employes were trapped when the building collapsed but the packing company officials said a very small crew was main tained in the gas plant 1 1 Injured in Auto Crash Near Wyoming WYOMING Iowa Mrs Carl Onage of Maquoketa suffered a fractured knee and 10 other persons received minor injuries in an auto mobile collision a mile east of here Six of the injured were guards at the Anamosa reformatory acting as pallbearers for a fellow guard Cyrus C Irwin who died Monday TALK COALITION CABINET IF NEW DEAL IS BEATEN Senator Robinson May Be Demo Convention Keynoter WASHINGTON UPt Henry P Fletcher republican national chair man said Thursday he had heard talk about a coalition cabinet if the new deal is defeated in November He declined to discuss the subject While political oratory in honor of Abraham Lincoln subsided Fletcher met with reporters in press conference Questions about cabinet plans were induced by a welcome extended Wednesday night by Sena tor Vandenberg of Michigan in New York to cooperation from Jeffer sonian alone in the campaign he said but the council chamber after next Novem bers victory is In the democratic fold plans to enter Roosevelt delegates in impor tant primaries appeared to be ex panding Pennsylvania Illinois Wis consin and New Jersey were named among the states where these tac tics will be pursued Aim Is Twofold The aim apparently would be two fold Rolling up of goodly numbers behind administration delegates might be counted on to have some psychological effect and at the same time preclude possible diffi culties if the question of new deal support were left out of the prc convention considerations Charles West undersecretary of the interior had already told Onio democrats we intend to see that Roosevelt delegates are seated if credentials contests develop at Phil adelphia Fletcher told reporters in his of fice Jim Farley and those fellows will have to start it if there is to be a dirty Hows the money coming in the G 0 P chairman was asked Pretty he replied The committee intends to raise just as big a campaign fund as we can get Wont Be as No matter how large it is it wont be as big as the other fellows will The committee has about 000 and plans a payasyougo campaign Fletcher explained with expenses no larger than contribu tions He indicated the committee continue its attempts to obtain such radio time as it wanted Freedom of the air is going to be as important as freedom of he said Commenting on the appointment of Arthur Curtis of Missouri to a committee office Fletcher said he was a good lawyer and probably would be invaluable when contests for seats arose at the Cleveland convention next June Depends on Whether John Hamilton vice chairman of the national committee retained that post depends he said upon whether Governor Landon of Kansas wishes Hamilton to help him obtain the presidential nomination The convention arran g e m e n t s committee would meet March 16 in Cleveland All convention committee meetings will be held in the Cleve land auditorium instead of at scat tered hotels Democratic sources said Senator Robinson of Arkansas might be the keynote speaker at Philadelphia June 23 With an early preview of G O P sentiment promised for April show ing with both Colonel Frank Knox and Senator Borah entered in the Illinois primary there was evidence of further broadening of activity on the part of the veteran Idaho sena tor Gird for Action His forces were girding for action in Oregon Wisconsin and Nebraska previously had made definite KucharoPresident of Iowa Retail Clothiers DES MOINES Herman Ku cbaro of Des Moines is the 1936 president of the Clothiers association Iowa Retail Report Whisky Theft BLOOMINGTON R Hiley and Harold Schofield Lenox Iowa truck drivers reported theft of in whisky by four men carrying machine guns Although acknowledging he as pired to the nomination Senator Dickinson Iowa at Greens boro N told reporters he would not seek pledged delegates in the state primaries Delegate con tests often beget enemies he re minded and he wants only friends in the Cleveland convention Knox publisher who has been making almost daily antinew deal speeches declined Wednesday to say in what states besides bis own he would seek presidential convention delegates Lincoln day for the most part was given over to republican speeches in honor of the 127th birthday of the Civil war president in which tnere was a general assault on the admin istration and frequent references to ie constitution Such words as des ;