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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1936, Mason City, Iowa LOW E ft rfis MEM a OF h T R MO IN f QHQPPV i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEUJVEQR THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION POL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JANUARY 1 1936 NO 74 Employment lags Behind Business Gains But Jobs Are Failing I to Keep Pace By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON business decided ly improving why does not un employment ap p r e c i a b ly de crease The Peoples Lobby went into this question at a recent luncheon i n Washington This particular lobby so called which Profes sor John Dewey is head generally classes as rather a radical organi zation The views fressed at its gathering here bably will be regarded by ortho i folk as extreme Nevertheless i speakers did offer a solution ich I havent heard from any er source of the puzzle of re ing business with but little re al in employment fading parts in the discussion taken by exPresident John H ty of the American Economic as iation Dr Colston E Warne ol economics department at Am k and Executive Secretary Ben lin C Marsh of the Peoples i W Gray Gives Views e capitalistic svstein run again t has maintained IOWA FACES 1936 CONFIDENTLY Leaders Say Congress Session Should Be Brief PRESIDENT WILL ADDRESS NIGHT SESSION FRIDAY Roosevelt to Break All Precedents by Talk at That Hour WASHINGTON Jan 1 Congressmen poised and ready for Fridays opening of the which leaders say should be a short their schedule today and future work saw many of their past enactments go into effect with the new year The first task of leaders was to perfect arrangements for President Roosevelts surprise plans to address congress in an extraordinary night session pnFriday at 9 or p m easternstandard time Byjjeiiyeriiighis annual message rn ijirolfen flaw Tiever on tan the nation in person i at that Mr Roosevelt will an operative tWanee continued the doctor ough the governmental pouring billions of borrowed money into iks and other financial inslitu is and through payments of ions to farmers to reduce produc i But it has done nothing he ied to cause our resources to he ployed for use and nto for pro hat is to say erplained the doc while there has been a high de e of cooperation in the industrial rid not so much so in agricul Turn lo past 2 column ITTLlWEftTHER vas New Year Is Started With Cloudy Skies and Slushy Streets ES MOINES Jan 1 j year started with cloudy skies shy streets and scattered rain I snow as thermometers hovered nit the freezing mark Veather observers forecast con aed snow or rain in east and th portions tonight and tomor r and said there will be little nge in temperature i minimum of 20 degrees was dieted for northern Iowa tonight i 30 degreesfor southern Iowa Iriow and rain were general over state in the 24 hour period end at 9 a m today with Sioux City orting the maximum precipita i 16 inches Council Bluffs had g inches and Des Moines 06 iioux City also registered the temperature last night 22 Tees break precedents The only previous occasion when a chief executive ap peared before congress at night was President Wilsons delivery of his famous war message Never before has the opening message been read in the evening veteran attaches said Reason Not Announced The reason for the move was not announced but the capital reasoned that the presidents voice will reach more people than if he spoke around noon as is customary The address will be broadcast nationally There were indications from Chairman McReynolds D of the house foreign relations com mittee that neutrality legislation broadened and permanent will soon be ready for congressional action McReynolds a conferee at a white house session yesterday believes the law to replace the temporary meas ure which expires Feb 29 should empower the president to embargo such materials as oil and steel in his discretion and make permanent the present provisions for mandatory embargo of war munitions Not Too Heavy Both Senator McNary fR Ore and Senator Harrison D Miss expressed hope for a short session of congress and a not too heavy leg islative schedule Awaiting President Roosevelts precedent breaking night address Friday at a joint session when ma jor issues are expected to be touched upon political observers pondered a prediction from Sena tor Lewis DI11 that a third party candidate will make a bow under American Liberty League tutelage Lewis a Roosevelt supporter said tie candidate would be1 nominated as a constitutional democrat and Some Flashes From Life as She Is Lived By THE ASSOCIATED PKESS UNION S Judge A G Kennedy who has married quite a number of persons in his day vouches for this one A wouldbe bridegroom came into his office and wanted his money hack for an unused marriage license as the girl had changed her mind I cant give you your money back Judge Kennedy told him but whenever you find another girl bring her along and Ill change the name on the license without charge A few hours later the turned with another girl and the judge made the proper substitution of names OLD MAN WINTEU CHARLOTTE N Man Winter is playing some queer tricks in the Carolinas For instance the mercury dropped to five below zero at Salisbury yes terday but at Charlotte less than oO miles southward tho minimum was 16 above At WinstonSalem north of Salis bury it was three below Yet at Asheville high in the mountains the minimum was 10 degrees above At Wilmington on the coast the min imum was 22 above BELL PROTEST OGDEN Harman V Peery is making his business and social calls in a one horse open sleigh It is his method of protest ing Ogdcns gasoline cents a gallon as compared to Salt Lake Citys 20 cent top Not only is it excellent sport he said but you dont have to buy WANTED A TWIN HOLLYWOOD Haley screen comedian and his wife are trying to find a twin for their 26 months old son Jack Jr and adopt him We hope to match our boy as nearly as possible so he and the one we find will be taken for twin Brothers even in years to come Haley said WOMAN KILLED 2 MEN BURIED IN RUINS BY BLAST 4 Story Building Housing at Least 11 Persons Is Destroyed BUFFALO N Y Jan 1 four story brick tenement in the Italian quarter housing at least 11 persons was leveled by a terrific ex man re plosion this morning At least one Show Censor Sued might turn out to be Alfred H Bonus and Relief In the forthcoming session the major scheduled legislation appeared to be appropriations the bonus re lief and neutrality Some of last years new deal legis lation became effective today Tax ation began on employers of eight or more persons to take care of the unemployment insurance provisions of the social security act Higher levies went into effect on gifts and FORECAST IOWA Cloudy snow or rain in st and south portions Wednes ijnight and Thursday no de Sed change in temperature MINNESOTA Cloudy snow in east and north por jns Wednesday night and Thurs ly somewhat warmer in nortli cst portion Wednesday night IN MASON CITY JlobeGazette weather figures for hour period ending at S oclock dnesday morning laximum linimum in Night It 8 A M tainfall Snowfall The new year started ither py Iowa weather rypocts much of I after the wreckage the airship the was found submerged four miles Nine Passengers and Three Crew Members of Plane Feared Dead LONDON Jan 1 pas sengers of the airliner City of Khar toum including an American whose name was given as C Luke and i three members of the crew were feared dead today after the Imper ial Airways plane crashed in the Mediterranean Searchers abandoned virtually all hope that any occupants of the fly Cr that was anything but ing boat would survive except the However nobody who knows pilot who was picked up last night 35 27 33 07 Trace off with SHERIFF GAINING ON YOUNG 60 P Olmsted Forced to Reduce Staff Because of Lack of Funds woman was killed two men were known to be buried in the ruins and seven persons were in hospitals most of them in critical condition The force of the blast shook the city for blocks ripped out the end of an adjoining tenement broke hun dreds of windows and hurled pieces of furniture about half a block away The police believed gas in the top of the old building caused the explo sion Two families and a bachelor were known to have been in the place Mrs Geraldine Prestifilepo 57 died shortly after beingtaken from the ruins Her husband Joseph 67 and Thomas Scorsone 50 head of the other family were known to be buried in the wreckage The bachelor Sampetronio escaped uninjured from his first floor room Three Youths Die in Blazing Auto After It Crashes Trailer MILFORD Conn Jan 1 Three youths apparently homeward bound from New Haven died early today in their blazing automobile after it had crashed into the rear of 3 trucktrailer Two of the victims were identi fied as Henry S Ryan Jr 21 and lis brother Charles 19 the sons of Henry s Ryan Sr democratic reg istrar of voters for Milford The hird youth was George Puchala 22 All lived in Walnut Beach a section of Milford man the coldest month of ir normally southwest of Alexandria Egypt DES MOINES Jan 1 sheriff which George Olmsted national young republican chair man said was only two jumps be hind the junior G O P caught up with a part of the organization to day Olmsted who last month appealed for contributions to keep national headquarters here open announced he must dispense with the services of Letcher Lusby of Chicago gen eral secretary and Edward F Thomas New York publicity direc tor the headquarters staff Will Be Clearing House In a letter to the local young re publican leaders he said that until the next meeting of the executive committee in February we will continue to operate the headquar ters here as a clearing house but that Lusby and Thomas were no longer on the staff because of lack of funds His announcement that the staff was being curtailed was contained in a news letter which took a left landed poke at the administration in a headline young republicans believe in balanced budget Not Officially Recognized Olmsteds organization thus far has not received official recognition by the republican national commit tee Pending recognition Olmsted said the responsibility must fall upon the regional and state loaders to carry forward the movement in their respective territories with in creased vigor i the 1800s owa Auto Deaths m 1935 Show Gam of 12 DES MOINES Jan 1 unofficial estimate today placed Iowas highway death toll for 1935 j at 556 killed 12 more than last year Fifty of the total lost their lives in Des Moines accidents Herbert L McNary above Bos show censorand Mayor Fred eik W Mansfielti nnmxl defendants in a damage suit filed by Anne Revere lead ing actress in the show Child rens Hour recently banned in Boston Miss Ilevere charges slan der Hiid libel in alleged comments on the show and the mayor also faced n 5200000 suit bv Childrens Hour Inc and an other of filed by Herman Shumlin producer PHILADELPHIA OUT TO VIEW MUMMERS IN ANNUAL PARADE PHILADELPHIA Jan Swinging to the tempo 1 of more than a score of bands Philadelphia mummers took over the heart of the city today their annual multicolored paf ic up Broad street Weather favored the followers of King Momus as they began their colorful march The sun peeped in termittently through drifting clouds and for the first time in two weeks the temperature rose above freez ing More than 5000 marchers be decked in all the gala regalia that makes the New Years day shooters parade a five mile ribbon of color and burlesque were in the line of march Thousands more crowded both sides of the wide street to watch the paraders Sixteen string bands six fancy dress and five comic clubs competed for the S12000 in prizes appropriat ed by the city council for the it LINDBERGH LEFT TO FIND PEACE Representative of Aviator Makes Statement to Reporters LIVERPOOL Jan 1 Charles A Lindbergh left the Uni ted States his official spokesman said today because he wants quiet and a peaceful restful time The flying colonels representa tive W H Gregory of Morgan Grenfell and company made this statement in a meeting with the press but declined to answer a di rect question as to whether the Lindberghs quit America because their second son Jon was theatened with kidnaping or because of the Bruno Richard Hauptmann case You will have to read between the lines regarding that Gregory asserted Cant Present Denial The spokesman declared how ever that he could not present a denial from Lindbergh that the family left the United States be cause they were driven out by crime A wide section of the British press apparently acceded to Col onel Lindberghs desire for less pub licity Three great conservative London London Times Telegraph and Morning barely referred to the arrival of the Lindberghs yesterday at Liver pool Public Not Concerned Gregory said Lindbergh was not surprised when he read the newspapers and saw the furore Vf had created He feels the reasoi he left does not concern the public The London Banker insisted Col onel Lindbergh did not come to England with his wife and child on business Lindbergh is still unprepared to say why he left the United States other than that he is seeking quiet and peace Gregory said Defin itely he refuses to be interviewed The spokesman said the colonels plans were still indefinite Enters Seals Probe DES MOINES Jan 1 HAILE SELASSIE MAKES PROTEST ON USE OF GAS Italians Declare Aerial Bomb Attack Fully Justified WAR AT A GLANCE By the Associated Press Emperor Haile Selassie pro tested to the league of nations from his Dcssye headquarters against Italian use of poison gas and complete destruction of a Swedish Red Cross ambulance in Mondays southern front bom bardment An official Rome communique said the aerial attack fully justified by the proved fact that two Italian aviators who fell at Daggah Bur were killed and de capitated and their heads car ried to Harar in triumph Italians at home saw the new year in quietly under the econo mies decreed to combat league of nations sanctions but still raised at midnight the II Ducc ITALY AND ETHIOPIA IN EXCHANGE OF CHARGES Italy and Ethiopia exchanged bit ter recriminations Wednesday over their warfares newest cause celcbre fascist aerial bombardment Monday on the southern front Emperor Haile Selassie from his field headquarters at Dessye tele graphed a protest to the league of nations charging Italy with using poison gas in the attack and with effecting complete destruction of a Swedish Red Cross ambulance The Rome government in turn countered with an official com munique insisting Killed and Beheaded The bombardment which took place on the Somaliiand front was fully justified by the proved fact that two Italian aviators who fell at Daggah Bur were killed and de capitated and their heads carried to Harar in triumph From the rival government com munications outlines of what ac tually occurred in the bombardment on the Guenale Doria river about 30 miles north of Dolo began to emerge Original indications were that only a Swedish ambulance in the Ethiopian version of the incident was attacked Haile Selassies protest indicated now that Ethiopian troop concen trations came under the bombard ment Chiefs Take Shelter The Rome communique con firmed these indications The Italian planes did not mean to bomb tents of the Swedish Red Cross and other Red Crosses al though it is well known that Ethio pian chieftains take shelter under Red Cross signs when they see Italian airplanes Although first Ethiopian reports I said nine Swedes and 23 Ethiopians of an ambulance unit died in the I assault the Italian government re ported of the number of dead is not definitely stated In Heart of Troops The Swedish Red Cross unit was believed by Ethiopian officials them selves to have been in the heart Notable Gains Are Forecast for New Year By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS New born 1936 romped on to the scene birthday marred by many a splitting head ache but his future a glow of rosy promise Business leaders joined public of ficials in predicting notable improve ments in the coming year Cele brants slumbered after one of the maddest New Years greetings since the boom years From all state and reports of celebra tions that blew the lid off local reg ulations and tore the rubber bands from bankrolls Troubles were for was a watch new year came in in style 1am Times Square Merrymakers jammed New Yorks Times square Shouts of revelry poured from hotels and night clubs Mayor La Guardias antinoise ban was lifted and in thousands of bars hot spots the openallnight sign hung high Even staid Philadelphia forgot its traditional dignity in a night of noise and fun such as the Quaker city had not seen for years George W Williott chamber of commerce secretary estimated more than 000000 was spent greeting 1936 In sharp contrast was the simple observance at Barrow Alaska where a few whites gathered with natives for a dry New Years eve at i the Presbyterian mission A 20 be Tilrn lo pHcr 2 rohmirt fi SEEK APPROVAL FOR WPA PLAN Iowa Works Officials Face New Year Without Any Strike Threat DES MOINES Jan 1 Iowa WPA officials faced the new year today free of strike threats and ready to press for federal ap proval of a four point laborWPA program Administrator L S Hill and J C Lewis president of the state feder ation of labor agreed upon the pro gram at a conference here yester day as an aftermath of Lewis order postponing the statewide WPA strike scheduled for tomor row Provisions are Listed The program calls for Increased allocation of money for the state in order to provide cash for all eligible people Make provision for employment of the destitute not now eligible for WPA work Increase in Ihe WPA monthly wages particularly in the lower brackets prevailins Order of DeMnibility Hill asserted the various points of the program were listed in the order of their desirability He stressed as of first importance was the putting to work at the earliest moment of the 10000 lowans eligible for but still unem ployed This will require more funds of their troop masses which have he said been menacing Gen Rudolfo Graz Nextn importance said Kill is Turn to PHRE 2 rohimn County Attorney to Decide Disposition SIOUX CITY Jan 1 Woodbury county board of super visors turned over to County Attor newal of the affair that had it I of investigation entered the liquor inauguration in tho Nrw Year visit j seals investigation to aid Lfban T of friends back in the middle of Ryan assistant attorney general I who is conducting the probe Schmidt chief of the Iowa bureau j ney Maurice E Rawlings the prob 1pm of disposing of the gambling conspiracy fasc if Aty Gen Ed ward L OConnor and the score other graft cases providing for the destitute not eligible for WPA work He said he was unable to name the exact num ber but estimated it at several thousands Lewis charged there has been gross discrimination against Iowa i in federal allotment of WPA funds and citctl figures which he said I showed Iowas WPA allotment of 56990000 provided the lowest per capita allocation of any state in the j nation STATE LEADERS CITE INCREASED FARMER INCOME Bagley Says Purchasing Power Gain Started Business Up DBS MOINES Jan 1 awoke to the new year today with a hangover from hangover of newly developed confidence that economic conditions will continue to improve as they did during 1935 lowans apparently gave full vent to this confidence in the future last night Proprietors of restaurants night clubs theaters dance halls and other celebration spots reported celebrants spent their money and apparently enjoyed it to the full without thought of the morrow Increased Farm Income More indicative however were statements of farmers industrial ists merchants andbankers throughout the state All joined in citing increased farm at 50 million doJ lars more than in foundation for Iowas return towards normalcy this year Var ious statements referred to in creased tax collections postal re ceipts employment bank deposits check transactions etc as the foundation for confident predictions that 1936 will see this state hack on easy lenst in compari son with the depression years Shadows Over AAA Of course there are shadows fall ing across the future Possibility that the AAA might be held uncon stitutional is perhaps the major cloud yet farm experts declared that even if crop control is elimin ated there isnt much chance of sur plus production and glutted mar kets until another growing season passes by at least Farmers and industrialists agree that further improvement now is predicated to a considerable extent upon increased industrial and man ufacturing activity and consequent increased employment and fatter pay envelopes Pickup Is in Store They declared their belief how ever that this industrial pickup is in though a presidential election year lies ahead A year ago summed up George R Davies University of Iowa bus iness analyst there seemed to be a fair prospect of business improve ment unless a European war inter rupted This improvement has ma Tiirn to pacfi 1 column 4 Planned Thrift Budgets Gladstone once said are not merely affairs of arithme tic but in a thousand ways go to the root of prosperity of individ uals The new Household Budget book let for 1936 now ready for Globe Gazette readers combines budget ing and accounting There are typi cal budgets for every income group hints on savings investments home buying and a ruled accounting page for every month of the year Printed on special paper to pre serve either ink or pencil records in definitely 32 pages in two the last word in household account ing equipment Inclose 10 cents to cover cost postage and handling Use coupon Hill and Lewis planned a ronfer cnrc later this week to consider two pians to present thf program to fed icral officials in Washington The Mason City GlobeGazette Information bureau Frederic J Haskin director Washington D C T inclose 10 cents in coin csre fully wrapped for the new Household Budget booklet Name Street City State Mail to Washington D ;