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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - February 28, 1936, Mason City, Iowa E R T 1 F I NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERV1CJB MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY FEBRUARY 28 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 123 Bolters Are in Dilemna Questions Are How to Organize and Where to Go By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON Bolting democrats and bolting republi cans will have to hustle to get in dependent tick ets into the field after the respec tive conventions of the regular parties if they decide to bolt In 1924 the La Follette folk waited until af ter the two ma jor p o 1 i t i c a 1 groups had made their selections Calvin Coolidge republican John W Davis demo cratic before arriving at the con clusion that neither Coolidge rior Davis suited them They then as sembled in Cleveland to put their La FolletteWheeler slate into the field But the La Folletteites were fairly sure in advance that they would have to have a convention of their own They did not believe from the first that either major candidate would satisfy them Con sequently they made all their plans for a progressive convention They were ready to call it off if by any chance republicans or democrats named a standard bearer they could support If not however and they thought they were ready to go ahead They guessed accurately and did go defeated Bolters Unorganized Todays wouldbe bolters are as yet both sides They are split up and down the middle too Two middles in republi can middle and a democratic middle In 1924 republican progressives and democratic progressives could combine on the elder Senator La Eollette a republican andSenator Burton democratlor president and AsofittietjjreseritwritiiJg no such alliance seems possible it may be taken as a foregone conclusion that President Roosevelt will be nominated Ticket Couldnt Win This would seem to imply a bolt ing democratic ticket headed by say Al Smith But a bolting demo cratic ticket couldnt win Suppose then a republican ticket headed by such a nominee as Alf M Lan don of Kansas Maybe that would give a chance to a conservative democrat to vote for Landon rather than Roosevelt But what if the republicans were to name Senator William E Borah C Then where would a conservative i democrat or republican go As exSenator Simeon D Fess aptly remarked ones to vote for a new dealer sny not vote for the original hew as Roosevelt enator Fess is an ancient reac dary but he talks political sense sg At Least Four Groups of here are then oiling democrats and bolting usfrublicans Che bolting democrats and re tholicans dont agree between riuemselves Neither of course do dae regulars They make four groups anyway tiaybe more v Republican convention June 9 t Democratic convention June 23 probably ending about June 28 After a third or a fourth party get under way The necessity for a political re alignment has been preached for years With every reason for it it ap pears to be as impossible as ever it was Greek King Unhurt Car Hits Streetcar ATHENS George of Greece driving his own automobile ran into a streetcar Friday but es caped injury Both the royal auto mobile and the streetcar were dam aged FORECAST IOWA Partly cloudy to cloudy Friday night and Saturday Pos sibly some snow in northeast section Not so cold in extreme east Colder in extreme northwest Friday night Considerably colder Saturday MINNESOTA Unsettled pos sibly local snows colder in west and north Friday night Satur day becoming fair colder IN MASON CiTY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 7 Above Minimum In Night 1 Above At 8 A M 15 Above IOWA FARMER ASSAILS NEW DEAL Roosevelt Gives Plans for Higher Taxes 500 MILLION TO BE NEEDED FOR NEW FARM PLAN 120 Million Annually to Meet Cost of Bonus by 1945 WASHINGTON P Higher taxes were projected Friday by the government President Roosevelt outlined plans for permanent taxation to produce 5620000000 5500000000 for the new farm pro gram and 5120000000 to meet the entire cost of bonus payment by 1945 In press conference he also said he would ask congress for tem porary levies to raise an additional over a period oC sev eral years to meet the cost of this years farm subsidies Another presidential decision bearing on income and outgo was an order authorizing use of 000000 of work relief funds for 1936 seed and feed loans to farm ers Previously he had vetoed legis lation for of such loans Favors Income Taxes He told his press conference that the form of the taxes and tbe rates would be left to congress but ex pressed the view the temporary levies could best be met through in come taxes itr Roosevelt saidthe necessitated because the bonus law and the supreme court decision invalidating AAA These actions he said opened a gap in the treasury The president said he believed a retroactive tax would a hard ship and would not be constitu tional Mr Roosevelt said he would make no recommendation to con gress on the form of the taxes but simply would tell congress how much is needed to be raised Up to Committee The details he said would be left to the ways and means com mittee Until the presidents tax message reached congress which leaders say probably wlil be legislators looked for little further excitement The senate appropriations com mittee approved the 1937 interior department supply bill of 757 after adding to the house approved total chiefly for western reclamation projects The senate military committee named a subcommittee of three to consider the Metcalf resolution pro posing an investigation of the re moval of Major General Johnson Hagood from command of the eighth corps area after he had criti cized federal spending policies FrazierLemke Bill Friends of the FrazierLcmke farm refinancing bill went on re cord as opposed to obstructionist tactics to force a house vote on the disputed inflationary measure This action was taken by a group of 25 representatives coincident with announcement by Fred Collins legislative representative of Father Charles E Coughlin that the De troit priest had given up efforts to push at this session bills he favors and has turned full attention to the 1936 congressional elections The supreme court was asked by a group of preferred stockholders of the Alabama Power company to re consider its recent decision that tne Tennessee valley authority has the right to dispose of power generated at Wilson dam in Alabama Almost Always Denied Reconsideration of decisions often requested is almost invariably de nied Constitutionality of the Guffey act regulating the soft coal industry was challenged in a brief filed with the supreme court by James Walter Carter West Virginia and Virginia coal producer His brief was presented prelimi nary to arguments March 11 It also has been attacked in a suit filed by Kentucky producers The cases will be argued jointly Farm Bill Ratified Both houses Thursday formally ratified the soil con servation bill successor to the in validated AAA and President Roosevelt is expected to sign it shortly The new AAA will call farmers into regional meetings be ginning next week to work out de tails of the program to pay them subsidies for withdrawing land from commercial crop production Senator Borah of Idaho critic of the favorite son system found himself in a race with such a son North Iowa Highway and Railroad Traffic Starts to Get Back on Schedule Highway and rail traffic was again nearing normal schedules Friday while snow removal equipment was continuing in operation battling to clear the drifts caused by Wednesdays blizzard Highway No 65 all important outlet to the south for motor traffic was opened at 8 oclock Thursday evening completing the clearing of the main thoroughfares surrounding Mason City Except for the M and St L which is toiling with mountainous drifts between Mason City and Hampton the railroads were making definite progress in restoring freight and passenger service Temperatures over Iowa considerably colder weather is due Saturday Hold Above Zero It was to cloud up Friday night he said and there was prospect of a little snow Minimum temperatures held above zero over the state early Friday The temperature in Mason City which sank to 1 above zero during the night from a high of 17 Thurs day had bounded back up to 15 de grees at 8 a m Friday In spite of the new snow blanket in the northwest section tempera tures were comparatively warm Sioux City reporting 18 above Rise Starts Early The mercury rise started early Friday for the sky was clear at all official weather points except Charles City and Dubuque In the south half of the state temperatures got above freezing and conditions were sloppy again It didnt thaw somuch in the north Temperatures early Saturday the weatherman forecast would reach alprabove minimumto the above in the southwest1 arid30 above in the southeast Theyre due to hold low Satur day though and may sink down around zero in North Iowa Saturday night he said Less Flood Danger The highway commission report ed Friday that its snow removal crews probably would get most of the trunk highways in northwest Iowa cleared of drifts by night Rail roads also were restoring service in this area which was tied up by a storm Wednesday Another night of freezing appar ently had improved local flood con ditions in southeastern Iowa which were produced by ice jams on sev eral rivers and streams As soon as No 65 was opened by two rotary plows which met each other three miles north of Sheffield at 9 oclock Thursday night there was a rush of motor traffic A three quarter mile long line of cars and trucks had formed to the south waiting to come through while southbound traffic had been held in Mason City until the highway was announced open Go by Waterloo Up to the time the highway was opened motor traffic and buses made the trip to Des Moines by way of Waterloo Highway commission engineers continued at work widening the highway for some distance south of Mason City Friday Additional rotary snowplows got into this section Friday one from Vinton being sent to Forest City by way of Garner and another from Iowa City working in Wright and Humboldt counties Open to Algona Raymond Zack district engineer of the highway commission Friday announced No 18 open west to Al gona and No 9 open from the west line of Kossuth county to Lansing Buses of the Jefferson Transpor tation company got on a normal schedule Thursday afternoon excepi for the run west which was set to run Friday night The county snow removal equip ment opened the road to Plymouth and Rock Falls Thursday and Fri day was engaged in clearing the Portland road The M and St L railroad encoun tered trouble with its snow fighting equipment the plow which had been working north from Hampton breaking down while a south bound plow was making slow pro gress in the vicinity of Cameron Plow Leaves Track The plow went off the track about 2 miles south of Sheffield in the Ohio presidential contest The republican state central com mittee had selected Robert A Taft son of the late president to wage a primary struggle with Borah for the states delegation to the national convention Borah in fl letter published Fri day but written before the selection of Taft said the system of unin structcd delegates favorite sons and bartering and trading for can didates at the convention has i come near wrecking the party place it on the track It was neces sary to take the ballast from the snowplow as work started to put it on the rails With its situation at Flint cleared up Rock Island trains resumed op eration Thursday night The passen ger from the south followed the plow into Mason City at oclock No 16 southbound ar rived about midnight several hours late Fridays schedule was prac tically back to normal With the openingof the track Thursday afternoon the Milwaukee trains resumed operation The North Western and the Great Western railroads also announced trains were operating Opened to South The opening of traffic to the south both by rail and highway was of particular moment to dele gates from Cerro Gordo and other counties in North Iowa to the re publican state convention in Des Moines Friday The vanguard of the Cerro Gordo county delegation went in automo through A lumbermens convention in Des Moines was also attended by North lowans Friday CHAMPS GO OUT AT COURT MEET Last Seconds See Emmets burg Beat Fort Dodge at Jaysee Tourney STATE TOURNAMENT At Mason City First Round Lenox 45 Red Oak 34 Emmetsburg 33 Fort Dodge 31 Burlington 33 Estherville 19 Second Round Osceola 51 Webster City 33 Sheldon junior college basketball team sprang the biggest upset sur prise of the state jaysee tournament here Friday afternoon as the north west Iowa school pushed Lenox of Hopkinton out of the second round Sheldon with superior defensive work protecting its baskets won by 49 to 38 Dick Griffin Bob Houlahan and Bob Lucas conducted 15 Id and 13 point sprees that carried their team to victory Griffin collected 7 of bis points on free throws El Van Hoven slim Emmetsburg guard droppingin a basket during the last seconds of play gave his team a 33 to 31 margin in the state junior college basketball tourna ment and the Irish quintet elimi nated Fort Dodges defending cham pions as the morning session closed here Friday The defending champions held an 11 point lead at the half but Em metsburg climbed within reach of its rivals in a tense lasthalf fight knotting the count at 31 to 31 when Dick Thacker tossed in a ringer from the free throw circle Burlingtons Blackhawks advanc ed to the second round in another morning game outplaying Esther villes Wolves to win 33 to 19 Osce ola led by Bob Franks who scored 20 points won from Webster City 51 to 33 in the only second round game played so far List of Bachelors Prepared for Leap Day Womens Rule AURORA 111 public en emy list of Aurora bachelors was prepared Friday by Miss Helen Thompson 21 designated chief of police for leap year day Saturday when all city offices will be held by pretty unmarried girls Chief Thompson announced she and her 50 feminine bluecoats would aim their antibachelor campaign particularly at Dr John C Mur phy 52 long one of the citys most eligible unmarried men She named him public enemy No 1 REBEL SOLDIERS STILL CONTROL PART OF TOKIO Gen Kashii Says He Is Taking Appropriate Measures By GLENN BABB Ciwrlchl by The Anioelntci Trcsj TOKIO Lieut Gen Kohei Kashii assigned by the government to put down a military rebellion with mar tial law announced Friday night that his forces surrounding the rebels were taking appropriate measures He issued a proclamation by radio in which he stated The several hundred soldiers who started the disturbances early Wed nesday morning are still holding the Nagatacho section of Tokio but the commander of martial law admin istration is taking appropriate measures to deal with them Orders From Emperor The troops under the commander of martial law are acting under or ders from the emperor their disci pline is strict and their morale ex cellent Tokio city except for the Naga tacho section is perfectly calm while peace and order prevails through out the country The disturbances to which he referred were the assassinations of four of statesmen in a sudden attempt to overthrow the government The soldiers concerned defied the deadline set for their return to their own barracks and held ground in the heart of Tokio Seeks New Government While Emperor Hirohito contin ued his efforts to construct a gov ernment to replace the one wiped nut by the rebels guns 1000 sol dier recalcitrants broke an agree ment to return to their barracks by 8 a m Friday A force of more than 4000 troops beleaguered them Responsible Japanese sources in Shanghai announced they were in formed imperial sanction had been given for forcible ejection of the rebels if they had not withdrawn at noon Tokio time Developments became obscure un der a renewed censorship as the hours wore on One foreign advice at p m said the situation continued quiet Warning Is Broadcast The Exchange Telegraph agency reported a warning was broadcast to persons in the vicinity of the premiers residence headquarters of the disaffected troops to remove to safer areas Japanese official sources in Singapore announced the rebels had submitted but no evidence was yet at hand that they had begun to withdraw from their strongholds The Domei Japanese News agency announced new negotiations for a bloodless return of the insur gents to their barracks were opened between rebel leaders and officers of the martial law administration at the official residence of the pre mier headquarters of the uprising Influences Wielded Imperial princes and officers of the army high command wielded the predominating influences in the conversations looking toward the formation of a government to re place that of Uie slain premier Oka da With Okada died three ither high officials of the civil machin ery All indications pointed to the es tablishment of a military or fascist government with the possibility that General Sarao Araki strong exponent of militarism and ardent Italian French The rumors arose from dispatches from Djibouti Somaliland reporting the emperors Swedish physician had been sum moned suddenly to Dessye near tbe imperial field headquarters nationalist would be named pre mier A Reuters British news agency dispatch from Shanghai to London related an unconfirmed report through diplomatic channels that Araki already had established a mil itary dictatorship This was not borne out by advices at Tokio thougn newspapermen here were contending with a rigid censorship Dictator Is Possible Japanese in Shanghai said that if a dictator emerged from the Tokio negotiations he was likely to be Gen Jinzaburo Mazaki former in spectorgeneral of military cduca tion They expressed belief also that ru mors of street fighting in Tokio and the establishment of a military dic tatorship under Araki would likely prove rntrue Obtaining surrender of the rebels led by only a captain and a few sub i ordinates seemed to be the most i his condition was reported poor Bombproof Ships The creative brain of Lester T Barlow Stamford Conn invent or of he depth hnmh has devised a now material that may revolu tionize battleship building The material said to be capable of withstanding the heaviest bombs has been offered to the U S navy Barlow is a former resident of Clear Lake Iowa vexing problem incident to the up rising by young army officers who resorted to assassination to remove corrupt influences from around the throne Reuters reported they were given until noon to surrender in later ne gotiations but eight princes con ferred at the imperial palace late in the afternoon hours after this time limit had expired Movements Restricted Several Americans who reported to the United States embassy that their movements had been restrict ed were advised to remain at home until the trouble blew over The martial law administration main tained stern rule over the city The rebels in turn firmly but po litely ejected several American tour ists from the Sanno hotel In addi tion to this hostelry they were in possession of the premiers resi dence the Peers club and the Kor aku restaurant The barracks to which the martial law administration hoped to induce them to go are only a mile away A lane was flung open for the rebels to proceed from their strongholds to their quarters A cordon of loyal troops withdrew from the path but the insurgents refused to budge CLAIM CAPTURE OF AMBA ALAJI Italians Reach Point Where They Were Turned Back 40 Years Ago ROME The Italian govern ment announced Friday that its forces had captured Amba Alaji the historic point reached by the Italian Punitive expedition of 1895 Amba Alaji was the farthest the Italians were able to penetrate in the former war with Ethiopia and it was at that place that the mass ing forces of Ethiopians stopped the Italians and turned them back to Aduwa to a crushing defeat in the following year An official war communique is sued earlier in the day disclosed that the fascist forces were moving toward the old strategic point again REPORT SELASSIE IS IN PERFECT HEALTH ADDIS ABABA Ethiopian government officials informed of Rome rumors that Emperor Haile Selassie was sick or wounded said Friday the emperor was in perfect health Highlights of Speech to G 0 P DES MOINES in the republican state convention keynote address by J 0 Shaff Economic recovery has been de liberately discouraged in the hope that a despondent people will sub mit to being shorn of their liber ties where a prosperous people would resist reformation at the price of freedom The haven that lies at the end of our present course is economic bondage The brain trust planned the new order so that the consuming public the real creators of de mand for labor were tied hand and foot and cast as a prey to monopoly and conspiracy While the ability of the present administration to create public debt has never had a parallel in cither peace or war and with no end in sight precisely what have we to show for it as a people in the way of a more abundant Me The tiller of the soil is a hope ful cuss else long since he would at many times have given up in despair when nature and econom ic law have bared their fangs It the coming national elec tion will determine whether free dom shall give way to bureaucrat ic compulsion It will determine whether we or our children shall live under laws or under the dic tation of a multitude of appointed officers Flyer Asked ixr for Girl Driver of Dog Team Overdue FAIRBANKS Alaska Crosson Alaska mercy flyer was asked Friday to look for Miss Mary Hoyce 27 year old dog team driver now six days overdue at her next stop on a 1000 mile trek from Taki to Fairbanks Friends of the diminutive musti er and candidate for the Miss Alaska beauty honor feared she may have met with an accident in the icelocked country between Bur wash Landing Y T and Tanana Crossing Use Tear Gas Bombs to Subdue Prisoner Attempting Suicide MINNEAPOLIS T P o 1 i c c tossed tear gas bombs into a city jail cell Thursday to subdue Victor Nelson Niobe N Dak when he attempted to knife two policemen after they sought to prevent him from slashing his throat Nelson was taken to the city hospital where ON THE INSIDE ROBERT G SIMMONS Sees Agricultures Ruin With New Deal ON PAGE 3 Gather New Evidence in Bedford Poisoning ON PAGE 2 Teams Changed Often on Way to Hospitals ON PAGE 8 Basic Rail Passenger Rate Cut to 2 Cents ON PAGE 2 Republican Delegates Selected by Districts ON PAGE 13 Weatherman Umpire for Old Timers Here ON PAGE H SHAFFKEYNOTER ATREPWANS IOWA CONCLAVE Admimstr a 11 o n Policies Held Socialistic by Camanche Man DES MOINES 0 Shaft Camanche farmer branded new deal policies socialistic and outlined a possible republican farm program in a keynote address at the republi can state convention here Friday After stating the issue in the next election is whether freedom shall give way to bureaucratic compul sion the former republican state senator borrowed a page from the Liberty League book and invited a walkout of democratic voters There are millions of members of the democratic party who will place their Americanism above the democratic party where that party ceases to be the vehicle through which they deem American institu tions can be preserved Shaft de clared Blames Administration He blamed the national adminis tration for a mounting public debt charged that economic recov ery has been deliberately discour aged and accused new deal spend irg of fostering the everpresent tVar of inflation Before he described a possible re publican farm program involving soil conservation federal crop loans and retiring marginal lands from production the republican keynoter admitted the popularity in Iowa of tbe AAA That the triple A had substan tial support jn Iowais in no wise unobservedthat itgainedand held this support from two sources is likewise hardly debatable he said Only Partly CoOperatlve While it was partly cooperative there was a very distinct element of coercive cooperation in the act Placing soil conservation the most important point in his program Shaff declared it is little less than criminal if it is less to permit soil fertility to be wasted by unsound farming methods He suggested that land grant col leges might assume administration of the program and offered two methods of obtaining cooperation of farmers to replace direct benefit payments of the AAA Has Two Methods The two methods Shaft said would be rebating decreasing or omitting taxes on farms subscribing to the program and offering the facilities of orderly crop financing which would include a federal crop loan system Administration of the plan by land grant colleges he asserted would be nonpolitical and would obtain the very best thought of our leading scientists If you will look at the farms that have been abandoned and at the farms that are producing from 10 to 30 per cent or 50 per cent of what they should the need for such a program is exceedingly apparent Picture Complicated Shaff conceded that a great number of things enter into the crop loan picture Many conservative farmers have said the corn loan was the sound est and most practical help the mid west has had The farmer is en titled to this type of financing and it should be available at low inter est rates and as the need seasonally occurs Other points in the farm program i included adequate tariff protec tion and stopping new irrigation or reclamation projects until a definite national need for more crop land exists Can Express Faith I can express the sure faith that i the measures proposed will give to agriculture the fullest aid that the government may be able to render but I am not authorized to speak for the national republican party nor to bind the delegates to be se lected here to the views that I may hold or express The farmerkeynoters tone of i New deal condemnation reached a climax when he charged the brain trust planned the new order so j that the consuming public the real creators of demand for labor were j tied hand and foot and cast as a prey to monopoly and conspiracy His invitation to democrats to i desert the Roosevelt standard par allelcd that ot Al Smith former Tammany sachem and outspoken new deal critic Promises Not Krpt They democrats look upon j the record of the present adminis j tration and find that the promises i of their party have not been kept I but have instead been specifically repudiated Shaff charged i And not that alone they recount i to each other that the adininiitra ;