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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 19, 1936, Mason City, Iowa i i j M P iiXLCN E R is MEM a AS 7 I T OF I 0rt A vo i M F i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII ASSOCIATE WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 19 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 115 New Deal Is Worried Harllee Real Threat to Byrnes Seat in Senate By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON pic turesque individu al is causing new dealers some lit tle anxiety in South Carolina politics as the current campaign wags along The object of their worry is Col William C Harllee who wants the demo cratic nomination for the seat in j Washington now occupied by Sen ator James F Byrnes A c counts from the Palmetto state sug gest that the colonel is doing some pretty effective preliminary spade work while the senior is busy on Capitol Hill The nub of the situation is this Senator Byrnes is recognized as preeminently the personal spokes man of the white house in the up per congressional chamber whereas Colonel Harllee is a rampant anti new dealer If in the August pri maries the colonel beats the senator it will be a nasty jolt for the new deal with the November election dead ahead And political scouts do say that there is considerable new deal disaffection prevalent in Geor gia the Carolinas and other parts of the southeast Chances Are Good probably it would be overstate ment to assert that Harllees chances are better than Byrnes but they are good enough to be a source of anxiety at Democratic Chairman James A Farleys headquarters Colonel Harllee is not an ordinary southern colonel The colonel spent two years at West Point and is a retired officer rf term of service 1897 BRUNO TO DIE WEEK OF MARCH 30 Winter to Shift Its Attack From Cold to Snow TAX TALKS HELD BYFRASHOUSE SCANS FARM ACT Speaker Byrns Believes Congress Can Finish by April 15 WASHINGTON many members of congress eager to go home and begin campaigning as soon as farm and relief legislation can be disposed of President Roose velt devoted himself Wednesday mainly to tax plans A conference with Representa tive Bankhead of Alabama the dem ocratic floor leader enabled him to ascertain how the legislators feel about levies under consideration to finance the new farm program and possibly bonus pay ment expense Whether this actually came up was not apparent immed iately Summoned to talk taxes with the president after Bankheads visit were Secretary Morgenthau Wayne C Taylor sworn in only Wednesday morning as assistant secretary of the treasury Herman Oliphant treasury counsel and Daniel Bell assistant budget director Adjourn in April Speaker Byrns reiterated Railroads of North Iowa Rush Shipments of Coal to Needy Communities With winter promising to shift its attack from extreme cold to snow North Iowa railroads were rushing coal shipments to needy com munities Wednesday Coal shipments were taking precedent over all other traffic on some of the railroads particularly those with insufficient power to handle the congested situation that has developed the past month Main highways were open in all directions out of Mason City with plows working to widen the roads The weathermans statement that more snow was in the offing came as a blow to those engaged in the transportation industry In promising warmer weather the weatherman warned however t its not going to be warm it ITALY AUSTRIA GERMANY DRAW UP AGREEMENT Three Point Pact Similar to Triple Entente of Before War that going Drops Into Twenties ts just not going to be quite so cold that term pf servii pracHcal econ omisttbov Let ine tell you he said to me recently in Washington about some ttf my own observations of busted governments My experience in the marine corps has given me peculiar opportunities to make them Has Been Dictator Parenthetically the colonel ha been a dictator in small countries in his time He is far from defending dicta torships morally Let me remind you you insist ed marines do what they are or dered to do Military bodies donl debate or question the property of their orders When a military or ganization becomes 2 deliberative assembly it is time to disband it But busted governments New deals proceeds Colone Harllee are quite common in Latin America countries Each new dealer does exactly what our new dealer1 has done He makes promises to the for gotten man to reform government to be economical to reduce taxa then when he gets in empties the treasury borrows more devalues money and gives a wal lop to those who dare oppose him He Issues Prophesies The colonel prophesies It wil not be long before our boom o borrowing and spending ceases am then we will start on the real road to recovery But we will travel with a bur den of such taxation that it will be useless in our lives to hope for real payment in any value of what is due We will have inflation and cur rency depreciation as every other busted government always has had You are making no mistake ad dressing the veterans in getting yours before the flood waters of inflation burst upon us New dealers wouldnt mind this kind of talk from a republican cam paigner would expect it in fact But it comes from democratic ter ritory NEUTRALITY ACT AT WHITE HOUSE Quick Presidential Approval Expected After Passage by Congress WASHINGTON white house approval was expected Wed nesday to write the compromise neutrality resolution into law The senate Tuesday rode rough shod over suggested amendments to the already approved house resolu tion and without a record vote hust led the measure along to President Roosevelt The resolution extends from Feb 29 1936 to May 1 1937 the present laws temporary ban on the trans portation of arms to warring na tions Added to the temporary law are restrictions on loans and credits congress might be able to adjourn by April 15 I dont believe anybody would shed any tears over it he said We couldgetaway April 15 ilyv and I think we thaitad the first of May He said a new tax bill would be given right of way when it comes along in an attempt to speed ad journment The senate took the day off after speeding a stopgap neutrality measure to the white house Tues day The house had a full schedule Leaders there hoped current debate on the soil conservationsubsidy brand of farm aid already passed by the senate would lead to final approval by Friday A proposal for investigation of the Townsend old age pension move ment was up for consideration Other developments Summoned as Witnesses Two former democratic national comrnitteemen were summoned as defense witnesses in the general court martial trying Col Joseph I McMullen on charges of dishonor able conduct Arthur Mullen of Ne braska and Robert Jackson of New Hampshire the former party of ficials had at times represented Joseph Silverman surplus army goods dealer from whom McMullen is charged with accepting railroad tickets Andre de LaBoulaye the French ambassador presented a request di rect to this government for consent to a reduction in the size of battle ships a question before the London naval conference Jose Cunill de Figuerola arms dealer told a senate committee he sought rifles machine guns and lelped buy a ship without knowing hey were for Brazilian rebels He Skies cleared early Wednesday as temperatures dropped Into the twen ties below at several points through out the state and the wind moved round to the west from the north In Mason City it was 19 de grees below zero The snow will fall over much of the stale the weatherman said and though it is not expected to be heavy it will supply new material for drifting should the wind rise As for the wind its hard to say what it will do just yet He forecast that temperatures would hit 25 below in the northeast section 20 below in the northwest and 10 below the south earlier than ordinary Wednesday night and then start moderating along towards morning as the snow moves in Climbs Up to Zero Temperatures Wednesday he said would climb up to zero and possibly little above over much of Iowa Thursday they may rise even more added But the weatherman said the extreme cold still is hanging on in the said munitions curious men never are Husted Iowa Senate Dry Floor Leader Seeks Renomination TRURO Ora E Husted of Truro dry floor leader in the last senate session announced Wed nesday he will seek republican re nomination to the state senate in the June primaries Husted who served one term in the house and one in the senate was the author of the public bidder law under which counties are required to bid for properties offered at scav enger tax sales thats wnereTveye been getting this cold wave dont throw your overcoat yet Several carloads of coal came into Mason City during the night and others were expected to arrive Wed nesdayThe Chicago Great Western railroad annulled its passenger trains for the day in order to devote its power to hauling coal and other freight which has become congest ed at terminals during the past few weeks Train Gets Clear Part of a Great Western train stalled in the snow at Burchinal Monday night was cleared Tuesday afternoon when a plow came through Coal shipments also were coming through on the M and St L rail road where trains were late but continuing in operation The Milwaukee trains were ap proaching normal operations Wed nesday continuing the moving of coal cars westward over its line to communities in dire need of fuel Several cars of coal arrived over the North Western during the night and others on a freight train Wed nesday Plans were made to resume passenger traffic over this line Wednesday night Rock Island Operating Rock Island passenger trains vere operating both north and muth Wednesday some of them ieveral hours late due to delay re sulting when a cylinder broke on a now spreader south of Sheffield The spreader an implement used widen the opening between the mow walls was put out of commis sion for the season The Rock Island had an extra freight in from the south including soine cars of was expect Factory and Office Work at Goodyear Plant at Standstill AKRON Ohio and office operations at the Goodyear Tire Rubber company here were virtually stopped Wednesday as thousands of pickets in subzero tem perature blockaded all entrances to the big industrial concern covering many acres Company officials said 12000 men are employed normally in the plant Pickets refused some 2000 general office workers permission to enter the general offices ON THE INSIDE ISADORE BLUMENFELD Kid Cann Acquitted of Liggetts Murder ON PAGE 10 Auto Death Toll m Iowa Among Lowest ON7 PAGE 3 Surgeon Operates on Man on Steel Girder ON PAGE 7 French in Appeal to U S on Navy Issue ON PAGE 7 Spanish Premier ing another from the north The ManlyCedar Rapids run also was n full operation The main highways were open for raffic The rotary plow opened the short road from No 65 to Plymouth and then went south to widen the opening on the road south of Mason City Other highway commis sion plows were working south from Clear Lake to Thornton The county continued in its effort o open a road to Rock Falls to clean up the highway to Dougherty and into Burchinal from Emery BlockaGe in Northwest Reports from northwest Iowa in dicated that section of the state drifted in again Tuesday is fighting ts way out of the new blockade though many highways remained impassable and some railroads still were not moving trains Wednesday Sioux City said Illinois Central trains still were tied up there and that the only bus line open was to Omaha on the Iowa side of the Mis souri river The Burlington line to ONeill Nebr also remained blocked Fort Dodge reported railroads etting back to normal there though drifts still blocked the I C to the west as well as many high ways north and south One Way Passage The highway commission at Ames said its district engineers reported they hoped to buck one way passage through most of the drifts on the trunk routes in the northwest Wed nesday Spirit Lake reported service on the Rock Island line from Cedar Rapids to Sioux Falls S Dak re stored and that the Milwaukee would have its tracks cleared and passenger service resumed Wednes day afternoon The North Western said it would push a train to Eagle Grove Wed nesday over its branch line north through Ames The Milwaukee said it would be able to restore service to Sioux City Outside of northwest Iowa the highway commission said virtually all trunk routes are opened and drift crews are working to provide twoway passage through the snow canyons Crews Lending Hand Crews also are lending a hand wherever possible the commission maintenance engineers said in open ing up secondary roads and feeder roads to towns where coal shortages have been precipitated by the inabil ity to deliver fuel Low temperatures reported early Copyrlctlt Till AKtimlltlMl Press FLORENCE Italy A high authority disclosed Wednesday that a three point agreement among It aly Germany and Austria is in pro cess of formulation The proposed agreement oblique ly includes Hungary This disclosure indicates a new agreement exactly similar in terri tory embraced to the old triple en tente which before the World war allied Germany Italy and the Aus troHungarian empire The three points of agreement were outlined as follows Will Lower Tariffs 1 Germany and Austria will low er their tariffs considerably in ref erence to each other 2 Germany will guarantee Aus trias independence 3 Italy will permit the free de velopment of panGermanism in Austria as long as the movement does not destroy Austrias indepen dence This new development was re vealed shortly after Fulvio Suvich Italian undersecretary of foreign affairs and Egon BergerWalden foreign minister of Austfia had concluded a conference here To Develop Policies An official communique issued following their conversations said the two statesmen had agreed to continue developing their policies in the spirit and for the ends of the ItaloAutrianHungarian accords of March 17 1934 The accords referred to were in tended to bring the three countries concerned closer together commer cially and politically and to assure Autrias economic independence MANUEL AZANA AZANA WILL HEAD ALVE KIRBY HELD BY LOCAL POLICE Garner Youth Arrested When Found Sitting in Stolen Car Alve B Kirby 17 Gamer was ar rested at oclock Wednesday morning by police in front of 120 South Federal avenue as he was sit ting in a car recently stolen from Garner Police here had been notified by Sheriff Peck Hanson of Garner Tuesday evening of the theft there of a 1934 Plymouth sedan Kirby was sentenced to the train g school at Eldora last October for the theft of two cars and other prop erty but was paroled to Superin tendent of Schools J R Mounce of Garner At that time Kirby confess ed to stealing a car owned by A J Killmer manager of the Cavern Sept 21 a wrist watch 22 caliber revolver flashlight and shoes from the home of Thomas Burlingham Rudd Sept 29 and another car from a creamery near Thor Oct 1 last year Kirby was being held by Mason City police Wednesday awaiting the arrival of Sheriff Hanson Leftist Leader Named After Resignation of Portela Government MADRID Premie Manuel Azana lefcist leader wa named Wednesday to form a nev I government for Spain after th Portela government resigned in thi face of the radical election victory Azana is head of the leftist re publican party He is not a socialist but he joined the leftist electoral coalition on a compromise platform the chie point of which is the strict enforce ment of the present radical const tution of Spain Meanwhile three political prison ers were killed and five severe wounded in a clash with guards a El Dueso prison at Santona San tander province The new casualties brought the total reported killed in election an postelection disturbances to 13 today included Marshalltown 28 Webster City 25 Emmetsburg 24 Waterloo 23 Ottumwa 22 Spirit Lake 21 Fort Dodge 20 Cedar Rapids 19 Charles City 18 Council Bluffs 16 They ranged on up then to Keo kuks six below Council Bluffs reported six above for the warmest temperature Tues day SOME RELIEF SEEN FROM WORST WEATHER SIEGE rising tem peratures forecast for several sec tions Wednesday and Thursday promised some relief from the worst siege of frigid weather in the 20th Three Men Killed and Three Missing After Air Mishaps LONDON men were killed and three more were missing and feared drowned Wednesday aft er night bombing exercises by the royal air force resulted in two ac cidents Two aircraftsmen and one ser geant died in the crash of a bomb er near Fetersfield Hampshire last night a short time after another British bombing plane fell into the English channel near Le Havre France The bomber carried a crew of four men one of whom succeeded in swimming to shore Utica Shaken by Explosion in Gas Mains UTICA N Y main business section was shaken by a cw blast of illuminating gas at 40 Wednesday morning It sent sewer manhole cover 20 feet into he air and endangered the lives of dozen city officials including Chief of Police Nicholas Doll stand ng 15 feet away The new explosion occurred just is cautious preparations were be ng made to permit a partial re umption of business AH down own buildings have stood empty lince 11 a m Tuesday when the list expdosion occurred The city officials including Chief Doll were standing 15 foet awa rom a telephone tunnell in which the new explosion occurred Six linemen were in the tunnel They escaped injury Soldiers guarded a rfx block downtown area while workmen toil ed frantically to save the section rom further explosions of gas leak ng from subterranean mains Gas Menace Remains Firemen early Wednesday sue ceded in quenching an undergrount jlaze that had raged nearly 24 hours and utility company laborer plugged temporarily the five main which had fed the flames But the menace of the gas re maincd and 4000 persons were kep away from work in the danger zone In addition to the gas peril wa the danger of extensive damag from freezing of water pipes an the possibility that another wate main might burst underground A workmans pick swung in n pairing a broken water line WE believed by police to have struck spark that ignited the gas escapin in cable tunnels and sewers Called Busy Corner The affected area is known her as the Busy Corner where Blceck er Genesee and LaFaycttc street converge No one was allowed with in its confines except police fire men utility workmen and the na tional guardsmen on duty While the danger zone city off cials emphasized was not under mi itary law 50 national guardsmen i two squads have been placed o duty to keep outsiders from enter ing Evidence of another explosion in dicating that the underground men ace may extend over a wider area than at first supposed was discov ered early Wednesday This blast a block from the Busy Corner was of sufficient strength to affect the foundation of the citys tallest building the 15 story First National bank block EXECUTION DATE OF SET THIRD TIME irtually Only Hope to Escape Chair Seen in New Reprieve TRENTON N J lichard Hauptmanns electrocution uas set Wednesday for the vcck of larch 30 It was the third time an execu ion date has been set for the con icted murderer of Charles A Lind ergh Jr The first date was the veek of March 18 last set on the ight of Feb 13 by Justice Thomas iV Trenchard This was within a cw minutes of his conviction by a ury of eight men and four women ifter a six weeks trial in Fleming on Execution was automatically itaycd when the defense ap pealed the case The court of irrors and appeals rejected the ippeal on Oct 9 and after a further delay caused by an attempt to get a of the case in the United States supreme court Justice Tren chard on Dee 13 fixed the week of Jan 13 Reviewed on Jan 16 On Jan 16 29 hours before rlauptmann was to walk to the chair Gov Harold G Hoffman aft er a brief conference with Atty Gen David T Wilentz announced lie was reprieving Hauptmann until Feb 15 Virtually his only hope of a fur ther delay in the execution lies in a second reprieve and this is re garded as unlikely The governor himself haspaid hewill not take such action again unless Atty Gen David T Wilentz agrees The attor ney general held that the first re prieve was illegal arid said at the time it was granted he would op pose another The new warrant for Haupt manns execution was taken to Justice Trenchards sick room in his home across the street from the statehouse by Assistant Attorney General Joseph A Lanigan Ill Several Weeks Trenchard has been ill for several weeks with an infected throat gland Lanigan said afterward he left to Trenchards discretion the date of the execution The law provides that it must be at least four and YOUTH Postmaster Proposed WASHINGTON tive Jacobsen DIowa recommend ed appointment of Laurence Kuche mann as Bellevue Iowa postmaster century but dont discard your ear muffs yet The xveather bureau also report ed a new mass of cold air advanc ing on the north Atlantic coast states and southward to the Gulf of Mexico in a modified degree The warmer weather was report ed in the northern Rocky mountain states the central plains area Min nesota Missouri and Arkansas but the forecast for New England and most of the middleAtlantic states was continued cold or colder with rising temperatures Thursday Storm warnings were displayed between Boston and Cape Hatteras Five ships went aground in the squally weather off the Atlantic coast A radio message from the coast guard cutter Escanaba on Lake Michigan reported practically no clear water except above north of Grand Haven Mich FORECAST IOWA Snow beginning Wed nesday night or Thursday except increasing cloudiness Wednesday night in east portion not so cold MINNESOTA Generally fair no so cold in southwest Wednes day night Thursday mostly cloudy probably snow in west and south with not so cold IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday Zero Minimum in Night 19 Below At 8 A M Wednesday 17 Below Snowfall Trace For the first time in six days the mercury Tuesday touched the zero beneath The night minimum however lacked only 1 degree of the 20 below reading of the previous night At the sugar plant north of the city Tuesday nights minimum was 21 below Wednesday forenoon Old Sol beamed on North Iowa but a northwest Rites for Benedict 15 to Be Conducted Friday at Nora Springs NORA re ceived by Earl Benedict 15 Nora Springs while skiing Feb 3 re sulted in his death Tuesday at a Mason City hospital The youth the son of Mrs Minnie Benedict fell while engaging in the sport with several other boys and suffered in ternal injuries Surviving arc his mother a brother Harry who works in the Mason City postoffice and a sister Mrs Gladys Bowers Funeral services will be held Fri day afternoon at 2 oclock at the M E church here the Rev George D Gaidc in charge and burial in Rock Grove cemetery CCC Workers Help Road Clearing Crew of Johnson County IOWA CITY ISO CCC workers and 12 trucks have joined the Johnson county road clearing crew The services of the CCC work ers will mean the difference be tween opening secondary roads in the county within i few days or waiting until the spring thaws County Enginccer Ray E Justcn said The engineer said hand shoveling is the only moans of clearing the efforts to raise the j snow is piled too deep and too hard temperature 1 to be moved with plows not more than eight weeks from the time the warrant is signed The earliest possible date would have been the week of March 22 and the limit would have been reached the week ending April 18 Executions usually take place eith er on Tuesday or Friday nights at S oclock Lanigan said he would take the warrant to Flemington immediately to be signed by County Clerk Lloyd Fell It will then be delivered to Sheriff William Schomp who Lan igan said will take it to Col Mark 0 Kimberling principal keeper at state prison late today Sitting Up in Chair Jutsice Trenchard was sitting in a chair in his room when Lanigan arrived shortly before 11 oclock He read the warrant prepared by the attorney generals department and then suggested the week of March 30 Lanigan agreed The justice seemed in pretty good healtn Lanigan said later We talked about everything except the Hauptmann case The reprieve granted Jan 16 was for the announced purpose of car rying on an investigation to deter mine if Hauptmann had accom plices The state had expressed it self through Col H Norman Schwarzkopf and Wilentz as per fectly satisfied the case was closed Called on Schwarzkopf Nevertheless the govcrner soon after granting the reprieve called up on Schfarzkopf as head of the state police to resume the investi gation of the crime He also sug gested other cooperating police en forcement groups would willingly aid the New Jersey authorities Schwarzkopf complied with the order and has been making weekly reports to the governor but no new evidence apparently has been de veloped to indicate that Hauptmann had no part in the crime or that anyone else save himself was in volved A short time before the warrant was signed it was learned he gov ernor and two defense figures had met in a Brooklyn conference which lasted from S oclock last night un til midnight Mecls Defense Counsel The governor met Chief Defense i Counsel C Lloyd Fisher and Samuel S Leibowitz Their discussion it j was reported could be heard all over the hall of the hotel Hauptmann recovered from his fit of nervousness when interviewed ;