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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - January 29, 1937, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 99 VTVF CENTS A COPX IViAOVjrN Jt JLVy TT ii j VOL XLIIIASSOCIATED FLOODS BEGIN INVASION OF SOUTH Relief Was Ready Depression Setup Aid to Preparing for Wallace Denies 1937 AAA Plan to Be Dropped Bv CHARLES P STEWART r ASHI I G T O N CPA United States is under obliga tions to the de pression for one thing anyway The relief ma chinery created in the lst four years has equipped the to meet emergen cies like this seasons flood disaster with a maximum of speed and effi ciency Federalagen EVER GRANARY GOAL OF DEPARTMENT Farmers Grain Dealers oi Iowa Hear Secretary of Agriculture DES MO1NES Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace announced here Friday his depart ment plans to effect as fast as possible an ever normal granary program as a step to wipe out and famine economics Wallace declared there is not Boat Cruises Into Paducah Hotel prise by the magnitude of task as condition developed themselves Yet at President Roosevelts order they threw themselves into it with the com petency of long preparation It was as if they had been organized for the particular purpose of the mo ment What makes the present floods so especially destructive the fact that they have swept such Thickly settled areas they came with exceptional suddenness Inundations due to the melting of heavy snows can be foreseen and folk in the valleys which seem certain to suffer can be warned D t taken by one word of truth in the rumors their being circulated that we plan to drop the 1937 AAA Addressing the Farmers Grain Dealers association Iowa here he asserted the administration plans to carry out the 1337 agri cultural conservation program with few modifications of an nounced plans do believe we should build up reserve supplies of grain to a point where we can have an ade quate the secretary stated Produce All They Can And I do he continued with conditions as they are that with normal weather this coming well in advance to take whatever should and will pro precautions are possible juce au they can without under Peculiar Weather j mining the fertility of the soil FARM AID BILL BATE STA N LEGISLAT TS RE House Members in Attacks on Moratorium Act as Not Adequate Some idea of the depthof water in Paducah isolated by miffhty flood waters of the Ohio river can be gained by this pic ture A motor boat puts into the largest hotel m the city the livin Cobb named after the famous humorist The current seasons peculiar I937 soj conservation pro weather however was was designed to do exactly able until the waters already were thjs course we must build up rising dangerously Daybyday forecasts of course were made as usual but nearly a month of al mostcontinuous drenching down pours throughout so large a por lion of the country was mucn more than weather experts con fess they had counted on About once in every three o four years devastating sweep considerable parts country i During each of these visitations i the cry of never again is heard from congressional committees on irrigation reclamation rivers and harbors and flood control It continues to echo and reecho for a few months after each suc cessive flood has subsided Fades Away Gradually Then it fades away gradually until the next overflow It is not altogether that nothing N done between inundations There is plenty ot levee building New floodways are constructed spillways are provider Controls of various sorts are de precautions are partially effective in spots But whenever thev prevent a flood in one area they tend to aggravate matters adequate reserve supplies of grain before we can proceed with an ever normal granary program Wallace said the AAA was pro ceeding with the 1937 farm pro gram because it is an equitable and fair approach to the adjust i ment necessary to give fair treat I ment to the producer and the con sumer and to maintain fertility of j the soil Loans on Commodities 12 Navy Seaplanes Come Down on Honolulu Harbor Finish Longest Over Water Mass Flight in Less Than 22 Hours INJURIES KILL ATTACK VICTIM elsewhere The nub of meteorol to be A certain amount of water must find its way from the northern uplands t o the ocean or more particularly the Gulf of Mexico If one of its channels is obsiructed it inevitably finds an other once Army engineer say they have solved the problem but never hare been permitted to make their solution effective Control Headwaters Their prescription Control headwaters Dam up little streams Not try to keep the water from finding its level ultimately That is hopeless But keep rain water and melting snow from running off too rapidly Then although there still will be occasional fresh ets they will not be bad ones However downriver communi ties do not like this program They want downriver engi neering because it is locally prof itable The upriver folk are cor respondingly unenthusiastic at the idea of being taxed to protect downstream population They do not have floods where they live They furnish the water which overflows the lower reaches of the big rivers but their motto is Let ihe downstream inhabitants foot the It is not a sound argument but it takes an expert to understand nhv flood prevention should cen ter in states which are not af flicted by floods The congressional practice therefore is to vole money to con trol floods which already have become uncontrollable while re fusing appropriations to nip floods in their incipiency onto a bsis of adequate supply and carryover then we can pro ceed to carry out a surplus stor age or ever granary plan with loans on commodities in ex cess of consumer The secretary said he was sur i prised that farmer could have gained from what he said earlier this week any idea of an inten tion to abandon the 1937 soil con servation Some of these press and radio press he said tended to confuse farmers but my Iowa farmer friends should j know me better than that Will Announce Changes take pains to inform them duly adequately and clear ly on any important changes in policy and in the meantime farm ers may rest assured that we will do our part and expect them to do their part to carry out the 1937 Wallace declared this year presents unusual opportunities for doing something about the ever normal granary or crop or crop insurance to stabilize both supplies and prices of farm prod ucts and dp away with wide vari ations which he termed feast and famine economics It is exceedingly important that prices of farm products not go too low in the event we should raise this year or next more than enough grain to bring our re serve supplies up to an adequate the secretary said SEAMEJfSlKE END IS SIGHTED Leaders of Longshoremen and Sailors Report to Frisco Mayor HONOLULU through thick weather in the last stages of their record breaking CL if Q 1 flight twelve huge UnitedStates Albert Lea bheiltt OeCKS naval seaplanes completed the j ac Man longest over water mass flight in rormei tmploye as Man Who Hit Farmer ALBERT LEA 553 miles from San Diego to Honj Lawrence Cipra farmer who was history at a m Friday a They officially covered the olulu in 21 hours 48 minutes j ne victim of a savage attack with elapsed time During the last 300 miles the squadron maneuvered between al titudes of and feet to escape what Lieut Commander William H McDade described as very bad In Bright They came out into bright moonlight sparkling on the calm waters as they flew over the Pearl Harbor naval base in perfect for mation their flying lights twink ling The first plane came down on the harbor at a m a m DES MO1NES Iowa legislature ended its third week Friday by starting consideration of the farm mortgage moratorium bill the first major proposal to come before the assembly The bill would continue for two more years the law giving judges the power to postpone foreclosure actions Debate on the measure started in the house Friday morn ing The debate didnt last long however after a trio of represen tatives attacked the bill as it stands as inadequate and declared it should be revised to make the mortgage moratorium law real ly Representative Dean W Peisen R of Eldora and Representative Robert Blue R of Eagle Grove both declared that the district courts had found it impossible on occasion to apply the law because of supreme court decisions which though they upheld constitution ality of the measure laid down stringent requirements which had to be met by the debtor seeking to save his property from fore closure Adjourn Until Monday Representative C G Johnson D of farmer joined voted to refer the measure io committee for further study Before adjourning until 10 a Monday the house passed a con current resolution previously passed by the senate which asked congressto permit federal reserve banks to pay interest on demand deposits such as public funds The senate earlier adjourned to the same hour The house opened its session with the introduction of a number bills including the state tax payers association proposal to es tablish a state budget appeal board to which taxpayers could carry an iron bar died early Friday in a j tnejr objections to increased coun ty and local government budgets Civil Service Extension Other bills would allow exten sion of the civil service system in Iowa cities and towns county boards of supervisors to operate county limestone quarries chiro LOOK INSIDE FOR All Time Record for Auto Deaths in 1936 ON PAGE 2 Matty Bell Thinking Over Iowa Grid Job ON PAGE 9 hospital here without regaining consciousness Sheriff Helmer C said he sought Leonard Gade former em ploye of Cipra as the man who assaulted the farmer his hired man Reuben Moller and Mrs Sarah Johnson cook at the farm The latter two were recovering Moller was beaten over the head with the same bar which Cipra was fatally injured and Mrs Johnson suffered frozen legs when she ran a mile to get aid Mrs Johnson said Cipra had discharged Gade Tuesday when he Refugees Reach Former Home in Emmetsburg ON PAGE 8 Full Page of Scenes From Flood Section vONBACK Government Plans Flood Cleanup Job WASHINGTON gov ernment organized a cleanup cam paign in the wake of the disr astrous Ohio river flood Friday even while it prepared to combat the growing flood menace on the lower Mississippi President Roosevelt said Harry L Hopkins WPA chief Major General Edwin M Markham chief of army engineers Surgeon General Thomas Parran and Colonel C F Harrington of the WPA engineering staff would ar rive in Memphis Monday to begin a survey of the devastated section Their findings will determine the number to be placed on relief Provision for a starting relief roll of is underway To Get RFC Loans The president said individuals in need of small financial assistance will receive donations from the Red Cross and that businessmen may obtain loans from the Recon struction corporation in restoring their ruined stocks The president is considering sending three special messages to congress One of them will deal with con servation of water resources Mr Roosevelt declined at his press conference Friday to disclose the subjects of the others Neutrality Discussinga wide variety of spbjects the president said plans for permanent neutrality legisla tion are inthe secondary study stage He told reporters he had already talked with Chairman Pittman Nevj of the senate foreign MISSISSIPPIS WATERS COVER FARMS TOWNS Flood Creit of Ohio River Hovering Juit Above Paducah Ky By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Flood waters of the relenting alter a scourge of the Ohio river valley began a plundering invasion into the heart of the deep south Friday Scores of villages and countless farms along the 200 mile stretch from Cairo 111 swam deep to Memphis in the rising STUDY VERDICT IN SOVIET TRIAL Court Hears Final Words of Defendants Some Ask Mercy MOSCOW military collegium of the soviet supreme court retired Friday night to con sider its verdict against 17 seem ingly doomed men on trial for plotting the overthrow of Russian The official takeoff time from San Diego was announced as a Honolulu time Thursday and the arrival at Pearl Harbor as a m Friday One Previous Flijfht Ths only previous mass trans r i f Pacific Uight was three years Member OF ago when Lieut Commander j Kneffler McGinhis led a squad ron of six jiaval planes on anoth er routine flight of miles from San grancisco bay The elapsed timethen was 24 hours minutes about three hours longer for the shorter distance Friday Commander McDade led refused to cease his unwelcome attentions to her County Atty Elmer R Peterson issued a first degree murder war rant naming Gade and summoned a grand jury to consider the case government Presiding Judge Vasilv Ulrich recessed court at p relationscommitfeeandSecretary Hull on the subject Republican congressmen began a drive to extend the social se yeUow tide of the Mississippi fed at a rate of nearly cubic feet a second by the Jailing Ohio The crestwas still to now hovering just above Paducah Ky Anxiety deepened in the be leaguered cityof sunken island citadel 60 feet below the the waters crept omi nously higher Tide Inches Upward Silently through the night the debris littered tide inched upward reaching a stage of almost to the point reached before the Birds PointlVew Madrid fuse plug was dynamited to save the city A new three loot bulwark of sandbags topping the 60 foot sea wall lent some comfort to the remaining inhabitants It was still to be tested however and the river was only feet below the top of the concrete wall Army engineers predicted a crest of 62 fcet Banging southward from Cairo apick and shovel army of to lortify the biUiorrdoliar levee system tbaT guards therich cotton delta lands along the Mississippi Cover NewTerritory eurity acts pension system to j The surge ofthe flood gather farmers and domestic servants and pressure from the to put it on a payasyougo bloated Ohio spread over new ter Round by Round The Joe LouisBob Pastor boxing match at New York City will be brought to North Iowa radio listeners through KGLO starting at oclock Friday night TUNE IN AT KC SAN FRANCISCO end of the long maritime The strike was reported in sight Friday by maritime leaders Harry Bridges longshoremens leader and Harry Lundeberg sailors secretary informed Mayor Angelo J Rossi that a rapid series of negotiations had brought the long shipping tieup near an end There is a growing sentiment in the rank and file for settlement and nothing can change the sen timent for settlement at this Bridges declared Burns Victim Buried WEBSTER CITY services were held here Friday tor Mrs G I Spurling 79 fatally burned when her dress caught fire while she leaned over a cook stove at her home a week ago his squadron n circling the har bor for 39 minutes before the first plane swooped down to a perfect landing on the cairn floodlighted channel Only 150 spectators mostly families of the 80 fliers were on hand to watch the end of the spectacular demonstration of the precision of naval flying The Weather FORECAST lOVfA Snow or rain in cx Ircme and snow in central and west portions Fri day nijrht and Saturday risinr temperatures Friday cold er in west portion Saturday MINNE SOT A Occasional snow Triday night and Satur day not so cold Friday niirht colder in west portion Satur day IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weatherfigures for 24 hour period ending at 8 a m Friday Maximum Thursday 11 in the nlirht Zero At 8 m Friday Board Also Student in Freshman Class KEOKUK Fosteris 32years old a worthy young mar ried man and a member of the Luray school board He is also enrolled as a regular student in the freshman class of the Luray high school Unable to attend high school as a youth Foster says that he is happy to have the opportunity now of acquiring additional knowledge as a student in the school of which he is a director Luray is in the western part of Clark county Missouri 35 miles west of here and has a population of 200 persons Storms Spread Havoc Over Western Europe LONDON storms spread havoc on and and water across western Europe Friday At least 68 persons were reported tc have perished at sea Music Director Dies Sara Williams 71 directorof musicin Oskaloosa schools for 25 years died here late Thursday night fol lowinga long illness Bond Issue Approved EDDYVTLLE praetors to practice physical ther apy and treat indigent patients and inmates of state institutions and the levy of a half mill tax by cities and towns to pay for snow and ice removal The senate after receiving a proposal to exempt food and some wearing apparel from the 2 per cent sales tax set consideration of the mortgage moratorium bills for Monday The sales tax exemption meas ure was filed by Senator L H Doron R of Boone Sales Tax Exeraplions The proposal was an amend ment to the homestead tax exemp tion bill which in one section pro vides for continuance of the The sales tax will expire this spring unless reenacted In addition to exempting sales of food which comprise one of the major items of sales tax re ceipts Dorans amendment would exempt the tax on sales of cloth ing where the price of each item does not exceed and shoes where the price is S2 a pair or less On the senate calendar Friday were two mortgage moratorium bills to continue with amend ments mortgage mora toriums until March 1 1939 One of 2 Key Bills The homestead tax bill itself was one of twokey measures sent to subcommittees for final scrut I iny before they appear on the floor of the assembly The senate ways and means committee picked three men to study the homestead tax exemp tion bill and three to considerthe bill to reducestate income taxes Senator Earl of Mason City Senator William S Beards ley R of New Virginia and Sen ator Lester S Gillette D of Fos toria took up the homestead bill D Goetsch D of Decorah Gillette and Senator Charles B Hoeven R of Albia will make a final study of the in come tax Teduction measure Over DES MOINES Cross ap bond issue for a high school gymnasium torium here Thursday 385 to 99 officials reported Friday that of the Des Moines flood re lief quota of had been col lected here around midnight 4 p The court had previously heard final words from the defendants some of whom pleaded for mercy while others attacked the prosecu tion Karl Radek former authorita tive commentator for the News paper Izvestia predicted the prob able decision when he said de fiantly We shall pay for our crimes with our In varying moments of anger and abjection Radek admitted treasonable acts against the soviet government ot Joseph Stalin but classed his crime as political nothing I admit the he shout ed I do not defend myself There are no extenuating His directed to judges of the military collegium of the supreme court before they were to retire to consider a ver dict contrasted sharply with the dignified pleas for mercy from an other defendant Gregory Sokolni koff former ambassador to Great Britain The confessions the indictment and the evidence have buried Sokolnikoff declared However 1 beg the courts Second Victim of Army Plane Crash Dies in Hospital i WASHINGTON Jo seph B Zimmerman died Friday in Walter Reed sec ondvictim of an army plane crash Thursday near Front Royal Va Private Henry L Nied was burned to death in the wreckage of the others besides Zimmerman who was the pilot were injured The Bomber crashed into a mountainside in a fog on a flight from Pittsburgh toits home sta tion at Langley Field Va Killed in Bobsled Mishap Stroup Afton farmer was killed when his bobsled overturned It was be lieved that Stroups head struck a rock as he fell Neal White s neighbor riding in the sled was only slightly put basis Senator Vanderrberg introduced a resolution to that effect in the senate Repre sentative Reed N took similar action in the house Justice Stone Returns Associate Justice Harlan F Stone of the supreme court re turned to Washington from Sea Island Beach to resume his duties on the bench Stricken with dysenterylast fall he said he was feeling The war department announced winter maneuvers for its head quarters air force would be held in the vicinity of Selfridge field From Feb 1 to 24 At his conference Presi dent Rooseveit disclosed he is studying possible new labor leg islation but has come to no con clusions He said he had talked with the business advisory coun cil about control of hours and wages and child labor HELD IN BREMER EXTORTION PLOT i A j ct D 1 I darkness around the red flaming tluen Arrested at Ot ram campfires voices lifted in prayer ritory Friday The pilot of a plane returning from Memphis after an aerial sur vey of the CalrotoMemphis dan ger zone reported wholevillages under water The village of was reported eaves deep in muddy floodwaters Most of the 300 resi dents perched in barnlofts in at tics and in second story waiting to be rescued or deter mined to stick it On Picket UnitedStates coast guard cut ters shuttled upand down the res tive waters on picket duty to watch for weak spots or breaks in the levees Warned of impending danger new hordes of refugees streamed from the low lying marginal lands along the Mississippi Tent cities sprang up on high lands and ridges 30 miles from the river to house temporary or phans of the At Barton near Helena single concen tration camp received refu gees Ten additional centers were Thousands cf others were removed to east Arkansas cities and to Memphis And during the night in the for Demanding From Banker WASHINGTON Edgar Hoover said Friday that federal agents had arrested Fred Eiden at St Paul on charges of at tempting to extort from Edward G Bremer wealthy St Paul banker Bremer once before was the target of a kidnap gang Hoover director of the federal bureau of investigation said Eiden was arrested Thursday and that he had admitted writing the ex tortion letter Bremer was kidnaped by Alvin Karpis and others Jan 17 1934 After being held captive 21 days he was released onpayment of a ransom The extortion letter figuring in the Eiden case was mailed at S Paul to Bremer last Monday ful hysteria touched song River stay way from my River Keeps Rlsinf But the Mississippi was little by little in the sluggish creeping manner that makes a river flood so devastating River stages follow ing rises during the past 24 hours Flood Stage Memphis 34 feet Helena Arkan City 42 Vicksburg Natchez46 Batn Ruge 35 17 Every Levee Present Stata Rise 14 Pope Described as Showing Symptoms of Convalescence VATICAN CITY wearied by long illness Pope Pius XI was described Friday by relia ble sources as showing more of the characteristics of convales cence than of active less sleep than the prev ious night because of twinges of pain caused by the damp weather the holy fathers doctors consid ered the local condition in his legs to be satisfactory an official re port said Every levee Mis sissippi system1 was holding Friday and U army engineers pre dicted they would continue to hold barring the unexpected In Little Rock Gov Carl E Bailey declined eastern offers of help declaring Arkansas wants to fight its own flood aid only from the U S armyand Red we are com Memphis safely perched on tee Chickasawblulfs hummed with warlikeactivity Friday as more thousands of refugees into thecity streamed LU Health hazards mounted One out of ten refugees suffered influenza and from their efforts and vaccines r voluntered lor treatment in the fight plague 5 Mothers 39 Bibles jjve mothers and thirtynine babjes were harbored in the j ;