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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVK CENTS 4 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 235 Four Hectic YearsAhead What If Congress Disagrees With President By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Four hectic years are ahead for the United States no matter bow the election re suits Suppose for arguments sake that Governor Landon wins He will have the senate against him at least until the beginning of 1939 If the re p u b 1 i ca n s are victorious in every senatorial contest to be decided this year an impossibility though they may make considerable gains they still will be short of a majority It is possible though it seems me improbable that they will get control of the house of repre sentatives At best then Landon if elected will have a deadlocked congress to deal with for the first half of the term He will have an almost inde terminate list of capital problems to find answers to and if he finds them the lawmakers are sure to veto his solutions until he is mid term through with his job By that time maybe he will be in disfavor too by reason ofhis inevitable sue cession of failures and will fail to t a 1938 congressional majority A headache Suppose the Reverse Suppose President Roosevelt is reelected but loses control of the house of representatives When they speak confidentially not for publication purposes re publican strategists admit that they are no more than rather hope ful of winning with Landon but they do think they stand a reason able chance of gaining a majority in the lower congressional chamber Personally I think it unlikely Still a lot of democratic candi dates for representatives won in 1932 and 1934 in normally repub lican districts Perhaps most of these districts will revert to repub licanism next November Democrats Confident Doubtless some will I am doubtful that any democrat HOT WAVE HITS EASTERN STATES Identify Slain Gunman as Mad Fugitive IOWAN CHARGED WITH ATTACKING HIS LOVE RIVAL Accused of Trying to Murder Husband of Sweetheart ESTHERVILLE C Christopher 36 year old Gridley serum salesman Thursday faced a charge of assault with intent to murder Chris P Anderson husband of the woman Christopher said I love more than anything else in the Mrs Dionne Has 8 Pound Boy in Farmhouse Where Quints Came Into World County Attornev William M Bale filed a true information which takes the place of an indictment charging Christopher attacked the husband with a buckrake tooth Judge F C Davidson set bond at Anderson found Sunday morninj in bed with a gaping wound in his head was near death physicians stated State Investigation Bureau Agent Paul Gruber said filing of charges ollowed questioning of Christopher n which the serum salesman ad mitted intimacy with Mrs Ander son Visited Mason City I talked with him several Gruber said He told me he had taken Mrs Anderson on several overnight trips to Mille Lac Mason City and Albert ea He claimed her husband al ways knew about the trips I asked him why he went and he jaid I love Mrs Anderson more nan anything else in the Gruber said the buckrake tooth a pointed piece of iron weighing about two pounds was found in the ashes of the firebox of a stove at Christophers home Wrapped in Cloth Apparently it had been wrapped honestly speaking expects Roose jn bu a part of the wag overwhelmingly a stuck to it probably by a clot of vclt to be less winner than he was in 1932 or ti at he will carry congress as over whelmingly ag in 1934 Nor do I believe that Roosevelt if he wins will fail to take into of fice wtih him a congressional ma a shrunken one But suppose he does win with a maiority of the representatives him hewill be in the same fix as Governor Landon winning on the opposite ticket with an ad verse senate majority His hands will be congressionallv tied Worse Than Landons Tied worse than Landons too If Landons hands are tied it will be a leftover tieup If Roosevelts are tied it will be deliberate But suppose Roosevelt wins still with a congressional majority in both houses He has run Americas indebted ness up nearly to the maximum I have heard Senator James Couzens of Michigan who is re garded by new dealers as a finan cial authority say that he consid ered 40 billions a not excessive in debtedness for the United States Above Danger Limit The debt now however is half way between the 30 and 40 billions At the present rate another year not to say another presidential term will get above Senator Couzens danger limit This will be a worry to Presi dent Roosevelt even if he wins with new deal congress He has a four or fivebillion dollar limit within to cut down but a country with no inclination to permit such a retrenchment Briefly anyone who is elected president is known to politicians as in hells own He is a loser if he is beaten If he wins he may be ruined blood even though it had gone through the Gruber said Gruber outlined the police ver sion of the attack explaining that Anderson could corroborate it only by nodding his head since his in juries had impaired his speech Mrs Anderson said she and her husband got up about 2 oclock on fourth of July morning and had breakfast before Anderson went to work at Wallingford An insurance salesman came to the house about but left when he didnt find Anderson and then Christopher drove into the yard Went Straight Home Christopher stayed until shortly after noon Then he went to Esther ville and then to his brothers home near Armstrong He claims he went straight home after 10 oclock that night Mrs Anderson had a date with her husband at an Estherville dance that night and he didnt show up Before midnight she got a woman friend to go with her and went home looking for Anderson When she got to the bedroom she saw An derson trying to sit up on the edge of the bed badly beaten He was undressed indicating he had been in Gruber said officers have not dis covered whether the husband was attacked in his sleep MR AND MKS OLIVIA DIONNE CALLANDAR eight pound boy was born Thursday in the little farmhouse where the famous Dionne quintuplets first saw the light of day It was the eleventh living child of Mr and Mrs Olivia Dionne whose quintuplets celebrated their second birthday less than two months ago in a modern nursery a stones throw from the modest Di onne home The baby was born at a but because of the secrecy that has surrounded the prenatal care of the mother Elzire Legros Dionne the birth did not become known until Thursday afternoon Both Mrs Dionne and the little boy were reported by their physician to be doing exceptionally doctor was assisted by nurse Delia Char ette of Callander Friends said the new baby had features like the other Dionnes who come from sturdy FrenchCanadian stock He is the third boy among the liv ing Dionne children Dr Joyal was called shortlv af ter midnight The birth was normal and he remained only a few hours ONE POLICEMAN SLAIN AND TWO MORE WOUNDED Devol Led 1 5 Convicts in Break From Asylum in Minnesota ENID quickfiring gunman who was slain by officers after killing one Enid policeman and wounding two others was identified bv fingerprints Thursday as Lawr ence Devol widely hunted Karpis Barker mobster who led 15 escaping convicts from a Minnesota insane hospital last month Desk Sergeant Harold Woolwine said the man was Devol When ac costed by police in a beer parlor Wednesday night the youthful stranger paled nervously finished his stein drew a pistol and began firing Patrolman Cal Palmer was killed and his fellow officer Ralph Knarr wounded seriously Assistant Chief of Police Lelon Coyle and an otfter officer chased the gunman two blocks and shot him down but not before he had shot off one of Coyles fingers Owner Feared Holdup The officers were called to the beer parlor by the proprietor Jinj ONeal a former policeman who feared a holdup Shortly after the shooting police arrested a man who gave the name of Donald Reeder He said he was Devols companion that they es from the St Peter SEE STORY ON PAGE 10 Two Beheaded One Given Life Term on Charges of Murder TRIER Germany per sons were beheaded Thursday and one was sentenced to life imprison ment on murder charges Apollonia Schu 51 was executed for the killing of the three illegiti mate children of her daughter Anna The death sentence pronounced on the daughter who is 25 was commuted to life imprisonment in consideration of her youth and was described as her mothers unwhole some influence Josef Breusr 19 was beheaded after conviction on a charge of mur dering and robbing his grandmother PROBE POULTRY TRADE RACKETS New York Continues Relent less Drive With Pecora to Aid Inquiry NEW YORK relentless drive to smash New York rackets advanced on two fronts Thursday with an inquiry into reported extor tion in the poultry industry and designation of Justice Ferdinand Pecora to hear racketeering trials Pecora fighting director of the 1934 senate stock market investi gation was named by Governor Lehman to share Justice Philip J McCooks work in trying cases de veloped by Special Prosecutor Thomas E Dewey The governor ordered two ex traordinary grajid juries to begin hearing new evidence Aug 5 in Deweys campaign Only one has been acting heretofore Under his mandate they will in vestigate racketeering vice organ ized crime and any connection be tween such acts and any law en forcement LOWDEN MAKES CALLATTOPEKA Discusses Farm Policies as Kansas Solons Work on Landon Program TOPEKA veteran republican farm spokesman Frank Lowden of Illinois came to Kansas Thursday to discuss farm policies in the 1936 campaign with Gov Alf M Landon The day was set aside for this conference on the agriculture ques tion It presented to observers new evidence that the republican presi dential nominee plans to emphasize the farm issue when he accepts the nomination July 23 Lowden a former governor of Il linois was accompanied by Otis Glenn former senator from that state Also invited to sit around Landons desk were Senator Arthur Capper of Kansas Representative Clifford R Hope of Kansas rank ing republican member of the house agricultural committee and R J Laubengayer Salina pub lisher who has been active in work ing for farm legislation Business Nears Close In the legislative halls of the state capitol business of a special session cf the legislature rapidly drew near a close Supported by Landons re publican majority amendments to the state constitution designed to in sure full Kansas participation in federal social security laws had been adopted by the senate and brought to the point of formal ballots in the house A band of democratic senators with frequent references to Landons presidential candidacy had fought to force consideration of the prohi bition and civil service Questions but the republican majority in a 25 to 10 vote clamped down a rule limit ing the sessions business to the so cial security amendments Amendments Approved The first for assistance to needy and dependents was approved 35 to I A 37 to 0 vote put through the second on unemployment compensa tion and old age pensions Leaders hoped to adjourn the session Thurs day night As Thursdays agricultural dis cussion began Lowdens past advo cacy of soil conservation and the Cleveland platform plank assertion the republican policy of soil LOOK INSIDE THOMAS MEIGHAN Long Fatal to Star of Silent Films ON PAGE 2 GlobeGazette Takes Part in Grid Voting ON PAGE 13 North Iowa Clubs Get Set for New Tourney ON PAGE 13 Thompsons Only Hotel Is Gutted by Flames ON PAGE 12 Frank Murphy Quits Post in Philippines ON PAGE 15 conservation and land retirement xxx opens the way for a nonpo litical and permanent solution served to emphasize this approach to the farm question Landon too in a prenomination address this said the proper application of ioil conservation prin ciples would help materially to pre vent the production of such price depressing asylum June 7 and that they robbed a bank at Turon several days ago A young woman was with Devol She said she met him only Wednes day night and officers said she would be released Twelve of the St Peter hospital inmates were recaptured soon after the break and only one Frank Gib son remains at large One of the breakers Albert Saroko was killed by an Oklahoma City policeman in a cafe June 26 Was With Karpis Devol was with Alvin Karpis ear ly in the career of the former pub lic enemy No who was captured recently and now faces trial for the William Hamm and Edward G Bremer kidnaping Together they escaped from the Kansas state re formatory at Hutchinson March 9 1929 Devol was wanted in connection with the slaying of Policeman John Rose at Kirksville in 1930 but avoided being returned to Missouri by pleading guilty in January 1933 and taking a life term for his part in a Minneapolis bank robbery in which three persons were slain Mad Gunman Slain LAWRENCE DEVOL Hot Weather Leads to More Divorces DES MOINES District Judge Frank S Shankland threw some light on why there are more divorces duringthe hot weather than during the winter months People are shorter he said They flare up file their peti tions and get their divorces in a hurry In the winter they may file a petition think it over a bit then withdraw FEW SECTIONS OF STATE GET RAINS 100 Degree Marks Continue Over Rest of State Fifth Day Here DES MOINES rain fell in a few Iowa areas Thursday and clouds extended a promise of more but elsewhere in the state temperatures again ascended to 100 degree marks for the seventh consecutive day of extreme heat Farmers in four counties were cheered up by the temperature interrupting precipitation which was heaviest at Sheidon to OBrien county where 78 of an inch fell early Thursday Of the other rain blessed areas all in the northwestern section Spirit Lake received 26 of an inch in an early morning shower which carried temperatures briefly down to 72 above Estherville 11 of an inch and Inwood reported 01 Have Had No Kain Federal Meteorologist Charles D Reed at Des Moines said it has been 32 days since the area around Inwood in Lyon county has re ceived as much as 25 of an inch of rain Other of the areas benefited by Thursdays showers have had no rain since before the hot spell be gan Clear skies which had prevailed over most of Iowa early Thursday Sidelights on Drought By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TALLULA of this vicinity refused to risk sunstroke with the temperature at plus 100 They slept by day and at night came out to harvest their wheat by moon light ABERDEEN S salesmen tipped off Aberdeen gar age owners how to aircondition automobiles for hot weather The salesmen said they just throw a 100 pound cake of ice into their cars in the morning keeping the windows closed and ride all day in comfort ST Minnesotans suf fering from the heat Dr E A Mey erding secretary of the state medi cal association recommended think ing back to last winter when it hit 40 below As additional aids he of fered Wear as few clothes prefer ably white as possible Mothers keep babies stripped to the skin In cidentally when they are at home that isnt a bad idea for grownups Judge rank Shankland branded hot weather an enemv of happy mar riage People are shortertemper he declared They flare up file their petitions and ret their divorces iu a hurry In the winter they may file a petition think it over a bit then withdraw Krantz 13 went to the kitchen for a bottle of homemade root beer to cool him off before going to sleep The bottle ex ploded cutting him severely on the abdomen and wrist ABERDEEN S doc tor decided that Barbara Frances Beaver believed to be the smallest baby born alive in the Dakotas didnt need an incubator to keep her warm during weather like this Its hot enough he said so they removed the 4 pound 6 ounce tot who weighed only 13 ounces when she was born April 23 TheWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and con tinued warm Thursday night and Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair in south possibly scattered showers in north Thursday or Friday not so warm in north portion IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 100 Minimum Jn Night 74 At 8 A M Thursday 88 Four consecutive days with a maximum of 100 or more Thats been North Iowas remarkable wea ther offering since Independence day The clouds which protected against the suns hot rays Thursday forenoon were more than welcome They also contained the promise of a long overdue rain The mercury touched the 10014 mark Thursday noon to make it five days straight before dropping to 98 at p m FIVE DAYS STRAIGHT Mason City chalked up an other 100 degree plus tempera ture Thursday for the fifth con secutive day with a maximum of 100 at noon Other high marks for Iowa Thursday follow Cedar Rapids 103 Muscatine 101 Waterloo 100 Fort Dodge 99 Ottumwa 99 Iowa City 99 Dubuque 98 Charles City 97 Burlington 97 Keokuk 97 Council Bluffs 96 Clinton 96 later were broken by scattered clouds which Reed said indicated the local showers might become more widespread than had been at first anticipated In the lower temperatures which accompanied the few showers in the areas in which they fell agricultural authorities professed to see encour agement of the future of Iowas corn crop Small grains and pas tures have suffered while the corn has been using its own moisture to withstand the heat Three More Deaths Three more deaths including one by drowning were added to the states toll Since the hot spell be gan heat has claimed eight lives and drownings 13 Mrs William E Cummings 47 of Nashua died from a heart attack believed to have been caused by heat prostration Mike Bobich 50 of Clinton suffered fatal injuries when he fell overcome by the heat The lifeless body of James Shor tell 47 Des Moines was taken from the Des Moines river today by police A witness said Shorten had waded into the water Kicked By Horse Dies GRAND JUNCTION ed in the breast by a giant Belgian stallion H J Drayer 78 well horse breeder died within a ew minutes SOLON SLAIN IN GANGLAND STYLE State Representative Shot Down After Auto Chase in Chicago CHICAGO Represen tative John M Boiton was assassi nated early Thursday in typical gangland shotgun blast ripped through his head after he failed to distance pursuers in a mile aminute automobile chase through west side streets Officials admittedly at loss for a definite motive pondered a theory his efforts to legalize handbook bet ting here had brought swift under world retaliation and began a new investigation into Chicago gambling Car Hits Post Representative from the second Chicago district since 1930 and re nominated in the April primary election Boiton died at the wheel of his car wrecked when it ca reened into a trolley post as his killers fled after firing the fatal charge at close quarters The 29 year old self made poli tician who rose to the statehouse after an early career marked by as sociation with west side beer run ners didnt have a chance The killers whose number was un determined worked in the style made familiar in the gang days of prohibition as they made the re lentless careening pursuit that re sulted in the one outburst of gunfire death Witnesses Killing The killing was witnessed by Har ry Blanford 42 who was riding in his car when Boltons automobile roared past followed by one in which Blanford said several men leaned out firing guns I stopped my car fearing he would be struck by some of the bul the witness related Just then the car being shot at crashed into a trolley Police said an SCATTERED RAIN CARRIES RELIEF TO SOME AREAS Deaths Reach 168 With No General Break in Heat Forecast DROUGHT AT A GLANCE deaths mount to 168 as record temperatures hold sway for the seventh succes sive day in midwest and hot wave sweeps to Atlantic coast No gen eral relief sighted Showers re lieve scattered sections WASHINGTON AAA esti mates to per sons directly affected by drought Emergency drought county list swells to 268 in northwest mid west and south Press assistance program GREEN MOUNTAIN Secretary of Agriculture Wallace advocates long time development program for drought belt suggest ing crop insurance and says may be necessary for government to spend in purchasing distressed cattle NEWCASTLE Wyo Thou sands battle flames in tinder dry forests examination of Boltons automobile indicated the killers had thrust the muzzle of the shotgun almost through a front door window which bore powder marks Several bullet holes were found in the rear of the car Boiton was a democrat Firemen Do Night Duty CARROLL homes and fields tinder dry and with a record of 12 fire alarms in 60 hours fire men have been ordered to remain on duty at night at local headquar i tcrs CHICAGO rains brought temporary relief Thursday to a few sections in the nation blanketed by stifling heat but no general break was forecast in the torrid weather Deaths reached 168 and blazing destruction continued to mow down crops in the fertile fields of the middlewest Misery want and des pair grew in the agricultural re gions Spreading east the heat wave in volved about half of the nation and temperatures in three figures were suffered in most states from mid continent to the eastern seaboard Rain fell spasmodically dampen ing parts of North Dakota Min nesota Iowa Illinois and Indiana while some few localized areas were drenched by downpours Some Spots Get Rain Among the latter were Effing ham with inches of rain Devils Lake N freak weather spot of the nation with inches and Kankakee with 58 of an inch Crop experts said that the rain in North Dakota which was wide spread but light in most instances made the outlook good for late crops especially forage The states main crop spring v wheat was damaged almost irrev Darably several weeks ago by lack of rain Among other Dakota communi ties reporting rain were Crosby with inches WUliston 32 inch Bismarck 08 Drake 18 Dunn Center 16 Garrison 02 Minot 20 Grain Trade Affected Grain traders took quick note of the rainfall Corn dropped more than three cents a bushel before rallying in Chicago while wheat showed comparative steadiness New England enveloped by th unfolding heal blanket saw a 65 year record heat broken by electri cal storms which caused an esti mated damages from scores of fires started by lightning Some cooler weather in a few states was reported Thursday by J R Lloyd forecaster at the Chi cago weather station but he warned that Friday would find all the af fected area back in the nearrecord column Adrian started early to ward a new heat mark for the day with a reading of degrees at midmorning New Records Set Reports from New York state in dicated new heat records were being set while Connecticut New Jersey and Michigan showed continued high marks equal to or above those of Wednesday No appreciable beneficial effect was seen for the drought belt South Dakotas only rain a trace at Rapid City Light sprinkles at North Platte and David City con stituted Nebraskas rainfall and it had no effect on drought conditions Chicago had only light showers it promised a days respite from Wed nesdays temperatures in the 90s J B Hutson acting AAA admin istrator estimated to persons were directly af fected by the drought Crop Damage Mounts The havoc already wrought in the nations agricultural sections had been estimated at But this was regarded by as an underestimate when C A Rus sell secretary of agriculture for South Dakota reckoned crof over night bringing lew than tenth of an inch of rain but ;