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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 27, 1936, Mason City, Iowa E R 13 to I M A t rT OF i NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLH FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS 1ZASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JANUARY 27 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 95 Parties to Be Fewer King George Death Disrupts Social Season By CHARLES F STEWART ASHINGTON Jan Washingtons so cial season has been badly dis rupted by King Georges death The diplomatic set is a mightily important factor at all parties dinners teas e cetera in the capital and large share of it in mourning nei ther will give nor attend any such functions for the rest of the win ter This means not only the British embassy with Sir Ronald Lindsay and his formidable staff It means also the legations of Canada the Irish Free State and the Union of South Africa It means too the embassies and legations represent ing every country whose court has family relationships with British royalty as most of them have since royalty intermarries so aly Belgium Denmark Norway Sweden Bulgaria Rumania and Holland With a dozen of these diplomatic groups out of the whirl society on the Potomac is left pretty flat Labor Not Apprehensive The danger of nullification by the federal supreme court of much new deal labor legislation has not per turbed the organized workers lead ership as much as might have been expected The leaders sought such legisla tion to be sure but it finally was enacted in a form that they regard ed with considerable apprehension For example the labor board cre ated by the Wagner act was given authority to dictate very decidedly to unionism as to its internal af fairs as well as to the capital it lor grantedthata bpaid appointed Under the present regime should be dependably prolabor However they suggest that its reorganization un der an ultraconservative adminis tration could make its policy stren uously procapital Similarly Criticized The Guffey coal plan has been just as easy to use as an engine of oppression as a charter of labors rights depend ing upon the fashion of its admin istration The history of governmental reg ulatory boards and commissions both state and federal has been generally the same way Established to regulate interests which were supposed to need reg ulating the folk who were intend ec to be regulated have made it their business to gain control of them and conduct regulation to their own so than before oftentimes Labors leadership on the alert naturally is suspicious Private Money Ineligible Chairman Gerald P Nye of the senates munitions investigatinL committee snowed under with of fers of money from private sources to go on with his antiwar quiz cant utilize that kind of money He has to have a congressional al lowance to make his inquiry offi cial Even if he took the cash out of his own pocket the information he ob tained by spending it ivould have no more formal status than infor mation which might be obtained by the probings of any ordinary citi zen An ordinary citizen could not in vestigate anyway no one would pay any attention to him Nye Not Tactful Nye is blamed for tactlessness in saying that President Wilson and Secretary of State Robert Lansing falsified in connection with Uncle Sams war motive The correctness of his conclusion is scarcely questioned His weakness is that he is a re publican chairman attacking the record of a democratic war adminis tration in the face of a democratic senate majority Two Boys Burned to Death When Flames Destroy Farm Home PLEASANT VALLEY Jan 27 Clifton 7 and Ed Hill Jr 5 were burned to death Sunday when fire destroyed the farm home of Charles Clifton Bear here Three other persons were seriously burned The fire started after a can of motor oil placed on a stove to thaw ex ploded Heads Boat Association DAVENPORT Jan 27 com Hamilton Tobin of Vinton again will serve as head of the Midwest Power Boat association He was reelected at a meeting of 75 delegates at a convention here Sunday Charles B Hanley of Muscatine was chosen as a director CASH BONUS BILL BECOMES LAW Weatherman Sees No Sign of Break in Cold SAYS IOWA MAY AS WELL GRIN AND BEAR If Mason City Records 14 Below Waterloo Has 27 Below Iowa might as well grin and bear it the weatherman counseled Monday for theres no sign of a break in this worst cold wave the state has experienced in a quarter of 8 century Temperatures skidded again Sun day night Waterloo reported a minimum of 27 below Spencer and Emmetsburg 20 below Council Bluffs recorded 18 below the low est reading in 12 years At Cedar Rapids the mercury halted at 17 after getting doxvn to 22 below ear ly Sunday the Associated Press re ported Far Below Zero Sioux City reported 17 below ear ly Monday Fort Dodge Marshall town and Centerville 15 Charles City and Keokuk 13 Iowa City 12 Muscatine and Des Moines 11 Du buque 10 Davenport and Clinion 9 Mason City had 21 below Satur day night and 14 below Sunday night At several points late Saturday the mercury climbed barely alsove zero for the first time since last Tuesday night but another wave of coldwashed them back below Saturday night and Sunday morn ing The low forecast for the northeast Monday night was 25 A minimum of a mere 15 below was expected in the northwest with 20 below in the southern half Clear Over State It was clear Monday at all weath er bureau stations except Dubuque and Davenport where clouds driftec in the sky The toll of death attributed direct ly to the bitter cold mounted to sev en when the body of Victor Spencer 70 was found in a snowdrift beside the highway a mile from his home near Walker Fire joined with the cold in har rassing the state At Des Moines the Des Moines Street Railway company suffered a 540000 loss when flames swept through its East Des Moines street car barn 2 Burn to Death At Pleasant Valley near Daven port Jason Clifton 7 and Ed Hill Jr 5 burned to death when fire de stroyed the farm home of Charles Clifton The fire resulted from the oil explosion of a can of motor placed on a stove to thaw At Tama fire caused by an over leated furnace destroyed the Fred Shilhanek garage with a oss While railroads gained back some of the time they lost from their schedules duringthe first days of he cold wave two wrecks blamed on cold cracked rails Buffalo Center Wreck At Buffalo Center four freight cars of a Rock Island train were derailed Near Storm take five of the six cars of an Illinois Central passenger train left the rails No one was injured in either wreck Many schools in North Iowa re sumed regular classes Monday and rural carriers were again able to raverse all of their routes Side roads were being cleared with reg ular traffic running on the main highways The seasons low mark was reach ed at New Hampton Sunday when he temperature tumbled to 33 be ow zero which was five degrees elow Saturday according to D W Dawson volunteer weather observ r The Very Rev Thomas J Dowl ng pastor of St Josephs church Monday announced that school would not be resumed in the paro hial school until the temperature limbed above zero Main Roads Clear All main roads in Hancock coun y are clear but many sideroads are ilocked and will be for several days ccording to County Engineer Charles F Merten A large number f men has been shoveling snow hroughout the county on trunk oads sinceWednesday School has been discontinued at lymouth in the consolidated school ince last Tuesday because of the old weather and drifted condition f the roads Classes were not held fonday The Mason ne is blocked CityAustin short 3 miles south of lymouth and the road east is only assable 3 miles with cars The road ON THE INSIDE JOHN HOWARD McEWEN McEwen City Clerk for 34 Years Dies ON PAGE 5 Appeal Made to Aid in Feeding Pheasants ON STATE PAGE Mason City High Set for Sectional Tests ON SPORTS PAGE 10000 an Hour Pass King Georges Bier ON PAGE 2 I st Candidate Enters Congress Race in 4th ON STATE PAGE Red Cross Makes 5 Year Membership Top ON PAGE 14 WATERLOO MAN SHOT IN HOLDUP Wounded in Stomach During Attempted Robbery of Coal Office WATERLOO Jan 27 Royer 45 proprietor of a Waterloo coal company was shot through the stomach shortly after 7 a m today during an attempted stickup of the coal yard office Two youths one carrying a re volver entered the office as Royer was building a fire They command ed him to lie on the floor and later ordered him to roll over When Royer did not roll over fast enough to suit the one bandit he shot Royer while he was lying on the floor Royer was taken to Pres byterian hospital Police believe he was shot with a 32 caliber revolver The holdup men escaped They ob tained no money The Weather FORECAST IOWA Fair Monday night and Tuesday Colder in extreme north east section Monday night Not quite so cold in extreme west Monday night and Tuesday MINNESOTA Fair Monday night and Tuesday somewhat colder in east Monday night con tinued cold Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday a Below Minimum in Xight 14 Beloiv At 8 A M Monday 13 Below Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 3 Above Minimum in Night 21Below At 8 a m Sunday 18 Beloiv It was indeed a novelty for North Iowa when for a brief time Satur day afternoon the mercury climbed above the zero mark It was the rirst time this had happened since ast Tuesday afternoon There were evidences Monday forenoon how ever of a moderate upswing of the emperature Italy Claims Armies Have Slain 10000 By CHARLES E HAKNKR Associated Press Foreign Staff The Italian government announced Monday that its military forces in Ethiopia had reported the slaying of 10000 Ethiopians in a series of bat tles on the southern front The Italian army reported it had moved as far north as Wadara 43 miles northwest of Neghelli The action appeared to be that of an advance column moving away from the spearhead rammed into Ethiopia north from Dolo The advance was that of a partly motorized division commanded by General Agostini whose movements previously have been only hinted at in Italian communiques Hell on Wheels It was established that he and his men have penetrated into the valley of the Dawa Parma in a punitive movement paralleling the hell on wheels column under the command of Gen Rudolfo Graziani which has battled its way 266 miles into the interior from Dolo on the Italian Somaliland border Agostinis men meeting a stiff resistance were reported to have led an Ethiopian counterattack into a trap massacring thousands of na tives caught in the enfilading fire of machine guns The trap was sprung near Sadei upon an Ethiopian army under the command allegedly of a Greek sol dier of fortune known under his Ethiopian name of Mussa Sawa Five General Areas Thus the operations of TKe warin Ethiopia now can be seen to be di vided into five general areas In the south two Italian divisions are at tempting to move northward One is headed by General Graziani and the other by General Agostini In the north two Italian columns under the command of Marshal Pi etro Badoglio are operating from the north and the northeast Activities in the fifth area leading from the north in the general direction of Lake Tana are unreported The three northern Italian forces are meeting not only stubborn re sistance but winter rains well Ethiopian officials say the attackers probably will be bogged down for the next few weeks Tax on Bachelors Spinsters Urged to Pay Aged Pensions CHICAGO Jan 27 Frank G Dickinson sociologist recommended today that taxes to meet old age pension costs be levied on bachelors spinsters and childless married couples Originator of a mathematical sys tem of rating college teams Profes sor Dickinson of the University of Illinois advanced his theory in a talk prepared for delivery before a luncheon meeting of the Union league club Pilot and Passenger Use Parachutes When Air Glider Breaks Up MOSCOW Jan 27 and pasenger in a glider connected with an airtrain saved themselves with parachute jumps today when he glider broke up in the air near Moscow Pilot Pavloff made a delayed jump to get clear of the diving wreckage of the glider He did not jerk the rip cord until 200 feet from he ground the wreckage missing him narrowly as he fell SMITHATTACKED AS HOUSE DEMOS STANDDPCHEER Fish Declares Where Feathers Fly the Shot Hit WASHINGTON Jan 27 democratic phalanx in the house in dorsed an attack on Alfred E Smith today with a standing ova tion only to hear from Representa tive Fish R N Y that where the feathers fly is where the shot hit Representative Woodrum D Va dismissed the threat of the for ner New York governor to take a walk if the Philadelphia conven tion upholds the new deal in the words He took his walk in Chi cago The reference was to Smiths agrupt return homo from 1932 con vention instead of waiting to hear Franklin D Roosevelt accept the presidential nomination They Cant Take It The trouble with democrats re joined Fish is that they just cant take criticism Republican members had listened to Woodrum intently but quietly The democrats repeatedly applauded and stood when he ended Smith says America is being ruined Woodrum said and what does he a walk Can you imagine Jackson Jefferson Cleve landor Franklin DRoosevelt tak ing a walk if the country was in danger Woodrum quoted Smiths refer ences in his Saturday night Ameri can Liberty league speech to the walk as talking with tears in his eyes Already Took Walk He already took a walk some time ago he shouted In fact he is just about comingto be the dem ocratic partys greatest walker Addressing the tense legislators as my fellow rubber stamps a characterization used by Smith the Virginian proceeded with the first of a series of counters to the New Yorkers charge that the 1932 plat form had been betrayed Reelection of President Roosevelt was considered more certain than ever by Speaker Byrns He criti cized Smith for failing to assert what he would have done had he been president Says Smith Vulnerable Representative Bankliead of Ala bama who heads the party forces in debate said Smiths personal record and official record make him very vulnerable In the 1928 presidential race and as governor of New York he advo cated social changes and now he calls them socialistic and communis tic While President Roosevelt re mained silent political leaders were seeking to reckon the campaign sig nificance of Smiths projected walk if the democratic conven tion indorses the administration as expected Robinson to Reply Political leaders wondered wheth er Smith would conduct an outand out fight to defeat President Roose velt if the new deal continues on the course Smith denounces and if the democratic convention approves the administrations acts Senator Robinson of Arkansas majority leader will go on the air at p m CST tomorrow night to reply to Smiths castigation of the new deal made in a speech be fore the American Liberty league Saturday night Survey Shows World War Veterans of Iowa to Use Bonus to Pay Bills First Over 41 Millions to Distributed to Hawkey es DES MOINES Jan 27 clatter of silver dollars as they drop from the hands of thousands of Iowa war veterans into longexpect ant cash tills will resound through out the HawKeyc state as did the hobnailed boots of these same vet erans 18 years ago with congress approval of cash payment of adjust ed compenshation certificates Almost to the man so inquiry in dicated Iowa war veterans most of them neanng the middle span of life proose first to visit patient that what remains may go toward the satisfaction of varied desires and necessities Iowa with an enviable war rec ord will distribute to her veterans from the parent government some thing like in baby bonds if the senate follows the lead of the house in overriding pres idential objection Many to Get Maximum That sizable portion of the ag gregate will go back into trade channels in liquidation of some of long standing and of a highly diversified the purchase of homes cars insurance and a foregone con clusion from the observation of vet erans in city and hamlet on what this new money will mean to them Hundreds of Iowa veterans such as those who served with the One Hundred and SixtyEighth infantry of the Rainbow division will re ceive the viding of course they did not avail themselves of the governments lib erality several years ago when one half of the amount due was made available in loans Those who did borrow will still have onehalf the original amount coming with interest undeducted Creditors Come First American Legion leaders believe there will be little inclination to Passenger Vessel and Oil Tanker in Collision miles northwest is nractjcallv im Plymouth assible by team One resident said le hart not pcen the roads blocked as badly in the 40 years he lived at NEW ORLEANS Jan 27 The S S Amapala luxurious tropi cal passenger vessel of the Stand ard Fruit and Steamship company and the oil tanker Camden collided m the Mississippi river today at Bolivar Point about 60 miles below New Orleans the Standard Fruit company office announced After the crash the Amapala was beached on the bank of the river with a gaping hole in her keel while arrangements were made to trans er her passengers to the Or leans The steamship agents an nounced that no one was injured in the crash The S S Atlantida sister ship of the Amapala which arrived here from New York yesterday was im mediately rushed to its aid and planned to take off the passengers and return them to New Orleans The Amapala was returning here from a tropical cruise which in cluded calls at Havana Colon Panama Puerto Cabezas in Nic aragua and La Ceiba in Spanish Honduras The vessel had a heavy passenger list and a cargo of bananas The Amapala is listed at 2562 tons and sails under the Honduran flag It departed from New Orleans I Jan 9 The Camden is a tanker of 4153 tons ELEVATED TRAIN LEAVES TRACK 10 Injured Seriously and 2 Score Others Hurt in Wreck CHICAGO Jan 27 per sons were injured seriously and more than two score others were hurt when two cars of a three car Chicago rapid transit company south side express jumped the rails on a curve near the Chicago stock yards early today None of the cars overturned but the two derailed tottered dizzily on the elevated structure with the front ends overhanging the edge and tilted at an angle of almost 45 degrees over the street 35 feet be low The south side Jackson Park ex press carrying an estimated 150 passengers left the tracks as it curved toward the Indiana avenue station near 40th street and South Wabash avenue The motorman Al fred J Totte 48 of Chicago said he was not going more than 15 miles and hour and could give no explanation of the probable cause He was injured slightly Passengers Notify rolice Passengers on the Pershing road station platform witnessed the ac cident and notified the police and fire departments Many of the injured were re moved by firemen who erected lad ders to bring them to safety The power system was shut off immedi ately which added to the confusion throwing the cars into darkness and cuttingoff the heat The crash occurred in 6 degrees below zero weather Tear Up Tracks Most of the passengers suffered injuries to the spine knees or arms and many were cut by glass Most of those in the last car which did not leave the track walked along the elevated structure to the Persh ing road station As the front car left the rails the trucks tore up tracks ties and sup porting structure for a distance of 50 feet The rear trucks of the head car then crashed through to the street and the train came to an abrupt slop Company officials declined to is sue any statement until after they completed an investigation ward unwise spending and the con census as noted from the question naires on the subject seems to sub stantiate that assumption As shown in a citybycity com ment by vfterans creditors will probably come first in the distri bution ranging from in Polk county Des to 111 in Lee county Typical of the attitude of the veteran toward the acquisition of cash over and above his current income were the remarks of Des Moines and Polk county soldiers of 1918 Ill use most ofit for insur ance said one I could gn into some small business added an other while others said Will Buy Home I might buy a new car Mines going to stay with Uncle Sam at 3 per cent interest It will help me pay for a home or Ive got a dozen old debts to clean up Muscatine veterans quizzed by Legion leaders expected to pay bills second pay on homes new cars One man ex pected to buy a fur coat for his wife Cedar Rapids veterans who ex pected to pay up old debts were in the preponderance while some better fixed expected to hold the bonds as an investment and others expected to put them away to as sure an education for their chil dren At Fort Dodge nearly everypos sible recipient expected to pay bills and if anything is left to in vest it At Charles City Charles City veterans a survey indicated also intend to gladden the hearts of and many said they planned to reinstate government insurance now lapsed because of nonpayment or merely let the bonds ride at interest At Iowa City the story was about the same The majority expected to pay bills only a few appeared in a position to use the bonds for investment purposes and many hoped to insure themselves Burlington veterans were no dif ferent Nearly every one questioned expected to pay up old obligations while a few expected to make in vestments and others hoped to hold either the cash as an investment or the bonds to provide college edu cations for their youngsters From Ottumwa came an original idea Will Be Independent Here a veteran of many months overse xs now living on a small su burban tract said he would utilize most of his bond money to pay for the acreage and with the rest he plans to buy four loads of eggsized rock one pile for each corner of the place He then will erect no trespass ing signs and if anyone disregards them hell use the rocks to a good advantage Im going to be independent for once Ive been kicked around this old world long enough he ex plained Still another novel idea originated in Davenport where a veteran said he would realize his lifes ambition in the establishment of a home like rooming house for men He didnt say whether he had been a rooming house dweller since the war Others there with jobs expect ed they might indulge in a few luxuries Chapman Gives Views Garrett Chapman commander of the ClausenWordcn post of the Lc jion at Mason City said he had talked to many about the bonus and that he had yet to hear of one who planned to use the money for other than useful purposes So far as I am concerned hapman added I am going to Jot my compensation which will be SI581 ride until I need it The in terest will help pay for my govern ment insurance G R Holton adjutant of Becker Chapman pest of the Legion at Wa terloo said inquiry there indicated that home improvements might claim first attention of Waterloo veterans Twentyfive representative vet erans questioned he said indicated this would be the case with mort gage payments second in anticipated xpcnrtitures Timeold debts will omc next and finally will be those expfnditutps for current needs such as clothing payments on automo biles flnri other neces luxuries SENATE VOTE OF 7619 PASSES IT OVERFlSVETO Both of Iowa Senators Favor Baby Bonds for Veterans By D HAROLD OLIVER Associated Press Staff Writer WASHINGTON Jan 27 mediate payment of the soldiers bonus was made Jaw by congress to day over President Roosevelts veto The senate with its big demo cratic majority voted 76 to 19 to override the chief executives veto Senator Louis Murphy D and Senator Lester j Dickinson R Iowa both voted to override The house had smashed it down last week 324 to 61 Only a two thirds majority was required in each house The two ballots which saw the top democratic leaders go against the president on the 16 year old is sue put the bond payment plan on the statute books Problem of Finances They raised also for Mr Roose velt and his financial advisers the scrioua problem of finding funds to meet the new drain on the treasury Whether new taxes will be asked to meet this extrabudget estimated to require an immediate expenditure of mained to be seen The new law itself merely author izes an appropriation of 000000 and makes available 000000 already in the bonus cer tificate fund to pay the bonus 1945 maturity value in cashable bonds An actualappropriation wilt have to be made later in some reg ular supply bill Warrants Disapproved President Roosevelt did not men tion taxes in his brief veto message but said his objections were the same now as they were last ay when he vetoed the Patman tionarypayment measure Ten he declared failure by congress to provide additional taxes to pay the bonus would in itself and by itself alone warrant disapproval1 of the measure Loud applause greeted the an nouncement of the vote by Vice President Garner who before giving it congratulated the senateon its good health He noted that for the first time since he became presiding officer the entire membership was recorded on a roll call New Public Debt High While democratic leaders in both houses have contended no new taxes would be required Secretary Morgenthau has cautioned payment of the bonus would increase to per haps 511300000000 the amount of the new treasury financing in the next 17 months of this being a refunding operation Al so he forecast a new public debt high approaching The bill enacted today was offered after weeks of secret negotiations between bonus leaders in and out of congress Senator Harrison D Miss introduced it on behalf of himself and Senators Byrnes DS Steiwer and Clark DMo It provides for payment in bonds that could be cashed after June 15 next at local postoffices or held for 3 per cent interest for nine years The bill passed the senate originally 74 to 16 and the house 346 to 59 Vote to Override Among chief administration lead ers voting to override Mr Roosevelt were Robinson the democratic leader Chairman Harrison of the finance committee and Senator Levis of Illinois the party whip Compared with the previous 74 to 16 vote in the senate todays ballot showed not a single switch from the affirmative side Adding to the ayes today were Senators Met calf RR I and Wheeler D Mont who were paired for the bill before The noes or those voting to sustain the veto picked up three votes from Connally D Tex and Fletcher D Fla paired against previously and from Tydings D Md the only senator not recorded last time Hastings Backs President Senator Hastings R Del said he had disagreed with the president on many things but in this instance he believed him right I should think the president would be in tears he said sarcas tically when he finds that S5 per cent of those on the other side are voting against him Laughter greeted his remark that he felt sorry for the executive Further chiding the democrats Hastings said if a republican pres ident had sent up this vfto lify would have blamed it on industrial autocrats they would have blamed ;