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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa i iRLON E R i I S MEM liCPT ll n I r NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XUI FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY FEBRUARY 18 1936 NO 114 Democrats Fear Fight Ugly Row on Floor of Convention Is Held Likely By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON h e Franklin D Roosevelt man agement does not take at all seri ously assertions by such politi cians as Gov Eu g e n e Taimadge of Georgia that the present white house tenant will not even be re nominated at the Democratic con vention in June What does per turb them is the possibility of an ugly fight on the convention floor They greatly desire an appear ance of harmony but by no means are sure of their ability to maintain it without a resort to steam roller tactics so crass as to create a worse scandal than an opeuandabove board row The Rooseveltians are not much afraid of Taimadge indeed No Taimadge Seats They take it for granted that the Georgian will be on hand with an antiRoosevelt delegation but they will have a contesting delegation of proRoosevelt complexion tile cre dentials committee will seat the lat ter and nothing will remain for the Taimadge aggregation to do except to sputter ineffectively on the out side They dont believe that furious as the Georgia governor doubtless will be he can swing his own com monwealth but of the Roosevelt column on election day But suppose Al Smith turns up as a New York delegateatlarge It will not be so easy to poohpooh him Of course the credentials commit tee will have the needed majority to do it But will it be safe If Al is shut out can Roosevelt conceivably carry New York Will Lose TJpstate He will lose upstate New York anyway To swing the whole com monwealth he will have to arrive northward from the Battery at the Harlem river with an enormous Manhattan majority Can this be done if Al is grossly affronted Plenty of Rooseveltites are skepti cal of it Despite all that he has done to Tammany they surmise that he is stronger with the Tiger than James A Farley is Whether to let Al into the con vention or exclude him is a grave problem If hes admitted it is agreed that he will create a scene If he is excluded it will be a sen sation of the first magnitude Gov ernor Taimadge can be shut out without any resultant political con not Al Smith New Deal Opposition There certainly will be some other new deal opposition in the conven tion hall besides Als and Tal they get in It will not be altogether a love feast but the discontented element unquestionably can be kept squelched unless it has competent leadership Governor Taimadge it is a foregone conclusion cant furnish it The late Senator Huey P Long could but he is dead That seems to leave it up to Al With him as spokesman it can be come rampageous To some it appears to be sound policy to shut the door on him Others surmise that he will be more dangerous fulminating on the outside than if he is let in Row Over Platform Tie democratic row will be over the platform not the candidate no rational politician of either party doubts President Roosevelts re nomination A third party ticket maybe But even that seems unlikely For one thing after the two ma jor conventions have been held there will not be time to put a third ticket into the field It was done in 1924 but then the move ment had been simmering for some time in advance hanging fire until the last minute as now And the 1924 third party ticket car ried only one state at that HOUSE HEARS PRIEST ATTACKED 0 MEANTHREATTO Boland Hits Demagogue and Self Seeking Imposter WASHINGTON a packed gallery in a tensely listen ing house Representative Boland D Pa the democratic whip Tuesday assailed Father Charles E Coughlin ra dio priest as a demagog and self seeking im poster and the chief threat to our existing form of govArnment He took the floor after Rep resentative FORECAST IOWA Somewhat unsettled Tuesday night and Wednesday Not quite so cold in east and south portions Tuesday night and in south portion Wednesday MINNESOTA Unsettled Tues day night and Wednesday cold er in extreme northwest not quite so cold in extreme south east Tuesday night IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 4 Beloiy Minimum In Night 20 Below At 8 A M Tuesday 18 Below Snowfall t Inch Precipitation 06 of an Inch OConnor D N Y said his threat to kick the Detroit radio priest was un dignified and said I apologize for the manner in which he referred to clerical garb But OConnor renewed his charge that Father Coughlin profited in Wall street with his silver specula tion Boland told the house a repre sentative of the Detroit priest was sitting in the gallary Looking to ward the gallary Boland said he hoped that representative would go back and tell the priest that I too defy him Position Inconsistent Has not this silver brick artist the understandingto see the incon sistency of his position as he stands before the altar with one hand on the gospel and the other engaged in counting the speculative silver he has acquired Boland said OConnors statement made dur ing a 30 minute discussion of the Detroit radio priest apparently ended possibilities of the personal booting engagement between the redheaded New Yorker and Father Coughlin which had kept the capital amused since Sunday The priest attacked OConnor over the radio Sunday In a telegram OConnor threatened to kick him from the capitol to the white house if he came to Washington Mad Hardly Word OConnor told the house Tuesday that due to his Celtic extraction mad was hardly the word after listening for 45 minutesto a tirade himself and that he paid his respects to Father Coughlin I have no particular pride in that said OConnor I have been attacked before and I was not justi fied in referringto clerical garb in the manner I did and for that I apologize I also said something about kicking OConnor continued What we say at times and what we want to do and should do are different things and the greatest evil we could do is to show disrespect for the clergy That remark of mine was an undignified remark Coughlin Took Vow OConnor added however that he is not a clergyman and not prac ticed in turning the other cheek whereas the distinguished clergy man took a vow that he would for give all sins no matter what they are When a priest enters politics and public discussions he steps out of his character and many people be lieve he should no longer wear the clerical garb which we all respect said OConnor He recalled that during prohibi tion days when the clergy entered politics and the public campaigns the general cry was at least in my church back to the pulpit Constituents His Judges OConnor told the house Father Coughlin said in effect that he would lash President Roosevelt out of the white house and himself from congress The only people who can lash me out of congress are the God fearing people in my district on the cast side of New York he said They will be the judges of my actions and I did what many Cath olics have wanted to do for years and that is to raise this issue The New Yorker said recent radio addresses had raised a question of what protection the public has from the spoken word over the radio Administrative Cost of loiva Relief 10 Per Cent Seed Corn Result in Outright Loss DES MOINES official slate audit filed Tuesday showed general administrative expenses the state relief administration were nearly 10 per cent of disbursements during July August and September 1935 The audit which covered only a three months period listed admin istrative costs or overhead of the relief organization As while disbursements for the period totaled 5284581621 Compiled by G S Worden supervisor of state audits the report was filed with State Auditor C W Storms Salaries Paid to 802 It showed salaries paid to 802 em ployes totaling for the three months Traveling expenses of S3222385 comprised the second larg est item Worden said the administrative expense listed in the report did not include the total overhead of several diversified programs such as em ergency education in which there must have been some administrative cost The report showed one of the re lief projects purchase of seed corn resulted in an outright loss of more than 520000 Seed Corn Bought A total of 121651 bushels of seed corn was bought at 100 a bushel to provide seed corn in the spring of 1935 for those in need the audit said Of the amount purchased 13 per cent was shelled and distributed for seed 227 per cent was shelled and sold for feed 140 per cent delivered for use at transient camps and 7744 per cent resold as ear corn at an average of 78 cents a pushel The a bushel on the bulk of the corn which was lat er resold amounted to more than Balance Is During the three month period the state relief administration received from the federal govern ment and from the state a total of 52066396 The balance on hand with the lowaDes Moines Na tional bank on Sept 30 was 416 the audit said Although the average daily bal ance was more than two million dol lars the audit said the only interest received was on state funds which were kept in a separate account The interest paid on state funds for the three months period was 52037T The audit said no interest was received after Sept 30 officials of the bank statingNational bank regulations prohibited paying of in terest on demand deposits Shrinkage Unusually High The report said that during the period under examination the depos it was protected by securities only by authorization to pledge securi ties in the amount of Since Oct 1 however in securities has been deposited in a safety deposit box as surety for the account and this safety deposit box is controlled by two combina tion locks and Gov Clyde L Her ring has possession of the custom ers combination the report stated In addition to disclosing a loss in buying and resale of seed corn the report said the 587 per cent shrink age between the quantity purchas ed and the quantity distributed or told was unusually high on some of the individual cribs Porter Choice Approved WASHINGTON senate interstate commerce committee ap proved the nomination of Claude R Porter of DCS Moines Iowa for re appointment to the interstate com merce commission SEVEN IN FAMILY PERISH IN BLAZE BodiesRemoved by Firemen After Flames Destroy Kansas Home HUTCHINSON Kans en persons all members of one family perished in a fire which de stroyed their small home south of Hutchinson early Tuesday The dead Frank E Broyles 36 salt plant employe Mrs Florence Broyles 30 his wife their five children Michael S Carl 7 Helen 5 Donald 4 Glenn 3 The house was a mass of flames when observed by Cecil Mesker who chanced to be passing Hutchinson firemen responding to the alarm removed the bodies Firemen said an explosion might have caused the blaze Search Fire Ruins for Womans Body 0 S K A L O O S A Firemen searched Tuesday for the body of Mrs Jennie Gaston in the ruins of her home at Rosehill convinced the SI year old woman burned to death when fire destroyed her house early Tuesday morning May Quit Post NICETO ALCALA ZAMORA ANOTHER KILLED IN SPANISH RIOT President Zamora May Quit as Result of Radicals Election Victory By ALEXANDER H TJHL Associated Press Foreign Staff MADRID man was killed pnd spvprql others wounded Tuesday in a clash between politi cally victorious leftists and police in Zaragosa as the rest of Spain quieted down after Sundays par liamentary election In all 10 have died and more than a score have been seriously wounded as a result of the election With the returns still to be re ported for only 30 of the 473 seats in the cortes or parliament the radicals were only nine scats short of a complete majority They held 228 seats while the rightists held 168 and the parties of the center held 47 President May Quit Authoritative sources said former premier Manuel Azana whose left ist government was the first under the present Spanish republic would probably be charged with forming a leftrepublican ministry before the end of the week to replace Premier Manuel Portela Valladares Persistent rumors circulated that President Niceto Alcala Zamora in tended to resign but that the gov ernment was counselling him to await complete returns from the parliamentary elections The victorious left coalition con sists of socialists republicans com munists and syndicalists Appeal for Peace Coupled with the leftist appeal for peace the governments state of alarm put police and military forces on guard against any recurrence of the election disorders in which nine persons died and 19 were injured seriously Prisoners at the San Miguel de Los Reyes jail in Valencia who launched an uprising Monday during which one guard was killed and three wounded did not surrender immediately They took refuge in the uppermost rooms of the intitu tion holding three prison employes as hostages All prisons holding nearly 30000 leftists in connection with the revolt of Oct 1934 were guarded however and the nation generally became tranquil REBELS ASSUME PARAGUAY RULE IN SWIFT COUP Veterans of Chaco War Victorious Franco Is New President Cripvrlpht liKlfi by The AMoclnlrii Trrfifl ASUNCION Paraguay Jungle hardened veterans of the war with Bolivia Tuesday set up a provisional government iniparaguav and forced President Eusebio Ayala to resign Ayala who had fled from his palace after loyal police lost a hard battle which raged all day Monday through the streets of the capital submitted his resignation by radio from the gunboat Paraguay on which he had taken cefuge The message of resignation was addressed to Col Camilo Recalde leader of the revolutionaries who with his followers proclaimed the war veterans hero Col Rafael Franco provisional president of Paraguay Returns to Residence Recalde then permitted Ayala to land from the gunboat and return to his residence with full guarantees The rebels headed by Colonel Smith and Colonel Recalde veterans of the Chaco war emerged victor ious from a scries of street battles Monday with loyal forces President Ayalas police and sailor defense forces surrendered before the superior strength of the rebel forces at 10 p in Monday night School Joins Rebels Foreign Minister Luis Riart ar rested by the revolutionaries was held prisoner in the aviation school the members of the ma jority of the military forces in Asun the rebels Colonel Franco Chaco war hero was dismissed from the army and exiled by the previous civilian gov ernment in connection with alleged communistic activities was at his seat of exile in Buenos Aires Ar gentine and was expected to return soon Troops which supported the gov ernment when the rebellion burst into the open Monday surrendered unconditionally Monday night to the revolutionary leaders In Absolute Control The chiefs of the revolution as sumed absolute control of the situa tion with military units quartered outside Asuncion as well as those within the capital now obeying their orders They designated their leader here as Colonel Smith a colleague of Colonel Franco The revolutionaries their officers taking control of the public services reestablished calm in Asuncion aft er a day of disorder They decided to constitute a junta government but the new govern ment was not organized immediate ly A communique announcing crea tion of a cabinet to replace that of President Ayala was expected to be issued soon after the arrival of Colonel Franco Striking Reporters Picket in Milwaukee MILWAUKEE t r i k i n g newspapermen picketed the Wiscon sin News plant in relays Tuesday as the mercury hovered around 15 de grees below zero Nonstriking employes published Tuesdays issue E R Mahoney managing editor said 19 persons have not reported for work in the past two days Vessel Reported m Distress Makes Land GLOUCESTER Mass Ben Pine famed racing skipper and one of the owners of the fishing schooner Gertrude L Thebaud said he received word the vessel which had been in distress off Nova Scotia reached Halifax safely at a m CST Tuesday ON THE INSIDE FRED BIERMANN Biermann Seeks to Keep Congress Seat ON PAGE 12 Bad Weather Increases Rural Carriers Costs ON PAGE 12 22 Teams to Tussle in Iowa J C ON PAGE 8 latch Chautauquas Part in History of Iowa ON PAGE 7 StopGap Neutrality Act Passes Senate ON PAGE 2 Red Cross to Establish First Aid Stations Here ON PAGE 5 TRAINS START TO MOVE ALL MAIN HIGHWAYS OPEN Highway 65 Cleared South of Mason City Road Equipment Badly Battered From Continual Use in SubZero Temperatures With equipment badly battered from the strain of continual use in subzero weather North Iowa railroads and highways were again being dug out of snowdrifts Tuesday A northwest wind again filled the deep cuts made in huge drifts during the night tying up most of the railroad service early in the day and making it necessary to put all plows in operation to clear the highways Temperatures sank to 20 degrees below zero and lower in North Iowa It was 20 below in Mason City The sun however shone on most of the state and the weatherman forecast not quite so cold in east and south portions Tuesday night adding CELEBRATION OF VICTORY STAGED Italy Reports 50006000 Ethiopians Killed on North Front By ASSOCIATED PRESS Italy celebrated the announce ment of a sweeping victory in north ern Ethiopia with displays of the national flag and enthusiastic mass meetings Tuesday The Italian government announc ed that between 5000 and 6000 Ethiopians had been killed and twice as many wounded in the bat tle at Amba Aradam while the Italian forces lost only 196 dead and 606 wounded But from Addis Ababa came dis paragements of the victory claim Ras Mulugheta commander of the Ethiopian forces which the Italians claimed to have defeated telegraph ed to his nations capital that the battle had consisted of several pa trol skirmishes in which the Italians lost heavily while the Ethiopians j suffered 31 killed and 75 wounded Man Killed Second Hurt in Plane Crash BEAUMONT TPX air plane believed to have been an army ship crashed Tuesday in a wooded section three miles east of SOLI lakc Tex killing one man and in jtirinsf a second The injured man leaped with a parachute which caught in trees meager advices said Claims Sun Is Giving Off More Heat MINNEAPOLIS its any comfort to northwest folks shiver ing from temperatures ranging down to 50 below sun is giving off more heat right now than it was a year ago Dr William J Luyten University of Minnesota as tronomer said Tuesday The sun also is lower and closer to the earth than it was last July when frosted drinks were in season anyone knows a seasonal occurrence he stated Dr Luyten hastened to explain however that the sun has nothing to do with the cold weather Ex treme cold weather It just hap pens he declared There are the ories of course but nothing definite seems to be known No Sign of Break But theres no sign of a break n the cold wave yet Highways although badly drifted early in the day were cleared easier than highway commission engi icers thought would be possible with the equipment in need of re pair No 65 south of Mason City was blocked early Tuesday making it necessary to route southbound traf fic by way of Garner and south on No 69 Two ancient Liberty trucks however managed to push their way south to Sheffield by noon From there south the highway had been cleared by a plow stationed at City No 16 was still marooned at Sanborn The Rock Island had snowplows working out of Minneapolis Des Moines and Cedar Rapids Drifts Are Cleared Tuesday afternoon local agents were informed that trains had been ordered out of both Minneapolis and Des Moines indicating that it was expected that all drifts would be cleared by evening All railroads expected to have trains in operation late Tuesday With all county roads again drift ed County Engineer R E Robert son put plows to operating between Election May Cause Drastic Shakeup of Japanese Cabinet TOKIO drastic reorgani zation of Premier Keisuke Okadas cabinet with perhaps a resignation of the entire ministry after Thurs days election was predicted by a majority of Japanese political writ ers Tuesday as prospects for a small antigovernment majority increased The cabinet involved in the spir ited campaign for Japans first gen eral election in four years heard a general staff expert on Mongolian affairs outline the frontier conflicts on the borders of Manchoukuo and Outer Mongolia Vigilante Special Policeman 4 More Accused of Robbery CHICAGO member of a suburban St Charles vigilante or ganization formed to ccmbai bank robbers a special policeman and four other men were in custody of department of justice agents Tues day as members of a robber gang that obtained 516300 in a raid on the St Charles National bank last month Daniel M Ladd head of the Chi cago office of the department pave the names of those under arrest as Percy R Rohm 11 St Charles flor ist and visilante John Gordon 35 special watchman Fred Hansen 37 of St Charles Samuel Eongiorno 39 Leo Friedman 23 and Philip Dimenza 41 all of Chicago Hampton and the highway com mission office announced the road passable to Ees Moines The Mack truck chief piece of snow removal equipment here was out of commission Tuesday The big rotary plow was working on No 69 north of Garner Encounter Trouble Railroads were also encountering trouble with their snow removal equipment as they again went to work to clear the roads North and south lines apparently fared worse than the east and west railroads in the drifting Monday night With a rotary plow constantly on the job clearing the big cut through the snow at Lawler and other equipment over the line Mil waukee trains were able to operate early in the day No 11 arrived at 7 a m and No 3 was about a half hour late No 22 was two hours late The Mil waukee moved considerable coal westward on its line Tuesday Trains are Annulled Great Western trains were an nulled early Tuesday A section of a train left at Burchinal Monday night was still held fast in a drift as snow removal equipment went to work The M and St L started two snowplows out of Hampton one north and the other south Closely behind the northbound plow were 10 cars of freight left there when Mon days wind struck The North Western railroad had two plows operating out of Mason AID IS SENT TO GOLD MINE CAMP Six Persons Killed There in Avalanche That Roared Down Mountain MANCOS Colo was pushed across the blizzard lashed Rockies Tuesday to a devastated gold mine camp where six persons were killed in an avalanche that roared off a mountain top to bury them under tons of rock and snow Striking with such terrific force that it catapaulted a woman victim through the roof of a cook shack the speeding mass tore across the Hesperus mine camp Sunday and shot the broken wreckage of half a dozen buildings into a small can yon 450 feet below It tore loose from the summit 1000 feet above the mine and rip ped a path threequariers of a mile wide as it thundered down the slope Word of the disaster was brought here by Ben Hartley one of 12 sur vivors at the mine who made his way down the 16 miles of snow buried mountain trails to notify au Mason City and Rock Falls and be tween Rockwell and Thornton while a third went south from Ventura to clear the roadVso medical aidcauld reach a sick family Add to the records this coldest stretch of Iowa winter in 117 years Des Moines Record The temperature at 9 a m at Des Moines was 8 below zero making 103 consecutive hours since it has risen above zero there In 1885 the TUESDAY IOWA LOWS Mason City 20 Emmetsburg29 Garner 27 Forest City 20 Northwood 19 West Union 24 Hampton 20 Osage 19 Charles City 19 Waterloo 18 Cedar Rapids 22 Clinton 19 mercury hung below zero for 84 hours Earlier during this cold wave the mercury came near to breaking that 1SS5 record when it hung below zero for 83 consecutive hours Drifting the highway commission reported was general in North Iowa but apparently worst in Cal houn county where all roads were blockaded again except highway 20 Bus Runs Canceled Sioux City reported all bus sched ules except the OmahaSioux City run canceled because of new block ades formed Monday night The dis trict highway commission engineer warned motorists not to attempt to travel on the Iowa side of the river until the new drifts are cleared away Travel into Nebraska and South Dakota across the Missouri was entirely blockaded Emmetsburg reported all high ways drifted again so badly travel was impossible there At Spirit Lake highway 9 was blocked west of the town and high way 71 was drifted full to the north Stiff Northwest Wind Sioux City Emmetsburg and Spirit Lake all reported a stiff northwest wind still blowing but said it apparently was waning some what as the day wore away The weatherman at Des Moinea forecast that Iowa winds would set tle down to breezes at least tempor arily While train dispatchers said most main lines were operating near schedule Emmetsburg reported ser vice on the Rock Islands Cedar Rap idsSioux Falls S Dak line halted by drifts which tied up two trains at Lake Park Service Is Canceled The Rock Island also canceled service on its Des Moines to Min neapolis line The Great Western said it expected its morning train from Minneapolis to get through late Tuesday The M St L also canceled service from Des Moines tn thoritics and arrange rescue for his j Minneapolis because of new drifts 11 isolated companions Sheriff Robinson of Monte zuma county orsanizorl a rescue crew to po to the camp Tuesday despite the fact a terrific storm was raging above timbrrlinp It took Hartley 10 hours to fight his way flown the slope of Mancos between Dos Moines and Fort Dodge The Milwauke anmiled its Des MoinesSpirit Lake branch line ser vice Sioux City also said only two passenger trains from Chicago and i one from Omaha remained sched ;