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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 10, 1936, Mason City, Iowa H I S UCM S DEPT OF NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES AUL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII ITVB CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA FRIDAY JULY 101935 THIS PAPEK CONSISTS OK TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 236 Labor Splits Cause Worry Old Parties Puzzled About Decision to Be Made By CHARLES STEWART ASHING TON CF is is bewildered as anyone the mixup of align ments of the two major political parties The man agements of the major political parties are equal ly bewildered by the mixup of la bor alignments Progressive re publicans are flocking over to the Roosevelt group Conserv at i v e democrats are enlisting under the Landon banner The republican elephant and the democratic donkey dont know which is which Neither does labor But politicians also are at a loss how to choose between labor fac tions The Lewis Movement The prospects of a finish fight be tween employers in the steel indus try and the forces behind President John L Lewis of the United Mine Workers which are trying to or ganize the steel automotive rubber und other bigtrades on the indus trial or vertical plan is bad enough irom the politicians stand point Still that is the old conflict be tween capital and labor the parties have had much experience in strad dling it more or less deftly The split between the industrial unionists and the oldtime craft or horizontal unionists under the leadership of President William Green of the A F of L is not so simple a question to deal with Parties Are Puzzled What shall a political party do Favor employer against employe or vice versa That is an issue for a clean cut decision Of course no party ever explicitly announces that it has cided either it has been atVtheir respective preferences Now however If a party is proemployer it has all labor against it Employerdoms financial influ ence which is important always has been predominant but the em ployes have done the bulk of the voting These potencies could be weighed the one against the other This year the estimate is triangu lar 1 The employers influence 2 The A F of Ls influence 3 The Lewis or industrial union ists influence Three Way Betting Three ways of betting isnt as simple as two ways Other considerations enter into the Letnke tick ets possibilities for example I do not think that Lemke will count materially but the LewisGreen split is significant Yet the other factors are confusing They may count in closely balanced areas Of course it is obvious that a new party is in process of manufacture Perhaps it will he a realignment of the old parties Perhaps it will be the birth of a new one which will absorb one of the old ones Anyway no one can have attend ed the last two conventions with out realizing that the oldtime re publicandemocratic lineup is mori bund The names may stick but even they ought not to HALDEN SCORES DEMO SCANDALS MALLORYWILL APPEAL VERDICT Edgar Awarded in Suit for Seduction of His Wife MIAMI Fla for Lewis E Mallory third said Fri day they would appeal to the Flor ida supreme court on 25 grounds a verdict won by James Ed gar Jr of Detroit who charged the Pennsylvania oil heir with seducing his former wife now Kathryn Crawford The fight has just begun said John Murrell of Mallorys counsel We do not expect to pay Edgar one penny Truck Driver Bound Over to Grand Jury After Fatal Mishap DES MOINES Judge Ralph Powers bound over to the grand jury Ross Gulino 26 of Des Moines driver of the truck which struck and fatally injured Robert Hadley 7 of Des Moines on a charge of manslaughter Gulino was released under bond KEYNOTER SAYS G 0 P TO FREE STATE OF GRAFT Convention Maps Plans to Win Iowa Back to Republicans CAUCUSES ON PAGE 2 DES MOINES repub licans Friday planned a Landon demonstration bigger than they had at Cleveland at a state convention which heard Berry F Halden Chariton editor pledge a republi can state administration free from all hint of graft and corruption in a keynote address The demonstration leaders said was to take place late Friday after Senator L J Dickinson delivered an eulogy of the presidential nom inee Hundreds of the 3000 delegates in attendance wore Landon sunflower buttons Iri one hotel lobby a band played Oh Susanna Landon cam paign song District caucuses which preceded the morning session reached an all time high for party harmony with no squabbles reported Delegates cheered clapped and whistled during the keynote address in the DCS Moincs coliseum Free From Graft After pledging an administration free from all hint of graft and corruption and a real tax reduc tion of 25 per cent Haldeu de clared that under the democratic administration we have seen our state paraded across the front pages of the nation as Scandal after scandal was unfolded to public The veteran editors keynote ad dress was the highlight of the morn ing session of a state party conven tion which mapped campaign plans to win Iowa back to the republican fold Later the convention was to adopt a platform ana select nomi nees for secretary of state attorney general and railroad commissioner In blistering paragraphs Halden described the new deal as a reign of bureaucratic terror pictured President Roosevelt as a high school junior and denounced mem bers of the brain trust as sopho moric egotists Assails Administration He became most critical however when he assailed the democratic ad ministration in Iowa where he said we have seen a state administra tion intoxicated by the beguiling in fluence of the national new deal ex travagance His twofold criticism embraced both the parade of scandal and democratic fiscal policies We have been embarrassed by hasty and illadvised statements of those high in official position he declared We have seen the highest law enforcing office in the state sub jected to investigation and indict ment and thereby weakening the dignity and authority of that office We have seen the nauseating af fluvia arise from the slot machine fiasco and the liquor seal scandal We have had many of the skeletons in the closet of the official family rattled We have seen hundreds of new positions created on the public payroll and enormous burdens placed upon the backs of taxpayers No New Taxes Republican administration legisla tion he contended could be credited for a 29 million dollar reduction in Iowas property tax bill without the imposition of a single new tax from 1931 on Then came the dawn of a new day and a new order in state gov ernment he continued As hordes of political parasites affixed themselves to the public payroll the tax bill began to mount Today we have the highest state tax levy in the history of Iowa and in addition we have been saddled with new and additional indirect tax dol lars which last year reached down into the pockets of Iowa citizens and took 13 million dollars This years general property levy is 12 million dollars higher than that of last year and even granting that this generous new deal administra tion makes the promised tax refund along about election refund that goes in large quantities to out ofstate still have a total tax bill of 101 million dollars to pay 3 Point Levy Added During the present administra those same three long has been added to the direct property tax bill in this state more than 20 million dollars with a three point tax bill tossed in for good measure Republicans he said nropose to return to a program of real tax reduction under the leadership of Forecast Smaller Corn Crop Than Last Year Highlights of Speech to G 0 P DES MOINES in the republican state convention key note address by Berry F Halden We in Iowa should thrill with an intense pride at the farseeing vision and courageous leadership which since the very start has made Iowas Senator L J Dickin son the spearhead of the attack on the new deal With prophetic wis dom he more probably than any other man has crystalized senti ment against this government by hysteria emotionalism and central ization and to him should go the gratitude of the entire nation Jim Farley the triplethreat per former on the bureaucratic back field has said the new deal is the sole issue in the approaching cam paign We as republicans pro foundly welcome such a challenge and such an issue We propose to meet it headon There was established for us under democratic national admin istration not a rendezvous with destiny but a betrothal with bank ruptcy a tetcatete with tyranny Of every dollar poured down the rat hole of political wastefulness and extravagance 49 cents is bor rowed money which constitutes a mortgage upon the future of chil dren yet unborn and draws us one step closer to that ultimate repudi ation or inflation which marks the end of democracy We have seen the operation of the Wallace program of scarcity as Iowa and middlewestern acres lay idle to permit the importation of 100000000 bushels of grain We have seen our state paraded across the front pages of the na tion as scandal after scandal was unfolded to public scrutiny We have been dragged to the very door of dictatorship and left tot tering punch drunk on the porch steps while the new deal sways i dodges sidesteps and dashes about in circles dizzier than a Zioncheck It is our contention that the farm problem is not a political question and we propose to approach it free from all partisan influence Governor Alf Landon is a man of the people a man of courage a man of character a family type man who is gravely concerned about what the future holds for his chil dren whom he loves even as you and I He is a plain man born of plain people born not to any aristoc racy save that noble aristocracy of Americanism x x x George Wilson republican guberna torial candidate In an outright pledge he promised a 25 per cent reduction in the cost of state government and remarked and that isnt the new deal type of promise He further pledged Iowa republi cans to support of the national re publican program Enlarging on other state issues Halden declared We propose enactment of a homestead exemption law to encour age home ownership the greatest guarantee of a happy and contented people Use of Iowa Coal We propose the compulsory use of Iowa coal in all our taxsupported institutions the encouragement of the use of Iowa agricultural pro ducts in Iowa industries and the inauguration of a system of all weather farmtomarket roads We propose an honest adminis tration of the Iowa liquor laws free from all hint of graft and corrup tion We propose to restore honesty efficiency and economy to the con duct of the affairs of the people of Iowa In his discussion of national issues LOOK INSIDE DELBEKT GKEEN Slayer of Three Shot to Death for Crime ON PAGE 2 Planning Institute Is Held at Emmetsburg ON PAGE 8 3rd and 4th District Republicansi Caucus ON PAGE 2 Olympic Track Team to Take Final Tests ON PAGE 9 PRESIDENT WILL BE AT WEDDING Mrs Owen to Many Danish Captain on Saturday Afternoon WASHINGTON mar riage of Minister Ruth Bryan Owen to Kammerjunker Kaptjan Borge Rohde of the Danish kings body guards will take place Saturday afternoon at the Hyde Park Epis copal church attended by Presi dent Roosevelt Both the president and Mrs Roosevelt will be present at the ceremony and will entertain for Mrs Owen at a wedding supper which will follow immediately Miss Fannie Hurst the novelist will attend Mrs Owen and Robert Lehman the ministers soninlaw will be best man for which no one nation and no one individual can be held responsible Democrats he charged trans formed the economic depression into a political depression They gambled with the destiny of American boys and American and lost he continued He declared Roosevelt shortly be fore his inauguration dismissed the pica for immediate cooperation to avert disaster with all the gaycty of a high school junior who has torn the colors of the senior class from the schoolhouse flagpole Its not my baby was his flip pant answer as he merrily sailed away aboard the Nourmahal Balancing of Budget Halden assailed particularly what he described as the failure of the national administration to balance the budget and to decrease the un Haldcn declared the nation is at employment rolls The new deal the crossroad of democracy Either we shall chart our course down the broad highway of liberty and opportunity which leads into the bright sunlight of a land of hap py homes contented and prosperous people or we shall continue our wild and frenzied dash into the day that has no sun into the strange land of national bankruptcy national des pair and national sorrow he said as he outlined his theme Wave of Resentment Halden contended the new deal rode into office on a wave of blind and unreasoning resentment against economic depression a depression farm program which he described as the Wallace program of scar city came in for additional con demnation The relief administration he charged was honeycombed with Tammanytype political corruption Continuing he declared the nation has been dragged to the very door of dictatorship and left tottering Concluding paragraphs of his ad dress were devoted to praise of Alf M Landon republican presidential nominee and a charge to proceed in the good old American way to preserve America for Americas citi FEDERAL REPORT OF JULY 1 SHOWS DROUGHTEFFECT Combined Wheat Crops Estimated Near to 1935 Total WASHINGTON de partment of agriculture Friday forecast wheat production this year at 638399000 bushels combining the winter and spring wheat crops and corn production at 2244834000 bushels The forecasts were based on the July 1 condition and gave an indi cation of the effects of the severe drought to that date The combined winter and spring wheat crops last year totaled 623 444000 bushels as revised on com plete census statistics and the av erage production for the five years 192832 was 863564000 bushels Corn production last year was 2 291029000 bushels and the five year average 2553424000 Winter Wheat Gains Winter wheat production this year is 512085000 bushels com pared with 481870000 bushels in dicated a month ago 464203000 bushels last year and 622252000 bushels the 192832 average All spring wheat production indi cated this year is 126314000 bushels compared with 159241000 last year and 241312000 the 1928 32 average Durum wheat indicated produc tion is 9610000 bushels compared with 22957000 last year and 54 020000 the 192832 average Other spring wheat indicated production is 116704000 bushels compared with 136284000 last year and 187292000 the 192832 aver age Oats Crop Declines Indicated production based on July 1 conditions of other impor tant crops was reported as follows with comparative statistics of last years crop and the 192832 average revised on census data bushels com pared with 1196668000 and 1215 12000 bushels com pared with 28222600 and 281237 000 Rye 26380000 bushels com pared with 58928000 and 38212 000 bushels com pared with 14123000 and 15996 000 Less Tame Hay Hay all tons compared with 76146000 and 69 533000 Beans dry bales of 100 Ibs each compared with 13799000 and 11858000 bushels com pared with 16728300 and 161333 000 Potatoes bushels compared with 387678000 and 372 115000 Sugar tons com pared with 7908000 and 8118000 pounds compared with 4774600 and 28011000 WINTER WHEAT ABOVE AVERAGE IN THIS STATE DES MOINES M Carl federal agricultural statisti cian said in his monthly report Fri day that average yields of winter wheat in Iowa will probably be above the average for the past 10 years Carls first report which did not include corn was based on a sur vey of farm conditions as of July 1 Ontario Enters Its Third Day of Heat Crop Losses Feared TORONTO eight per sons dead and scores suffering from prostration as a result of Thursdays heat the province of Ontario entered its third day of the current high temperatures Friday Farmers faced severe loss of crops and some cities worried about fall water supplies Hamilton was hottest with an official mark of 1052 a scant fifth of a degree ahead of the 105 registered in To ronto and Brantford G O P Publicity Man CHICAGO H Kirch ofer managing editor of the Buf falo N Y Evening News will be publicity director for this years re publican campaign it was announc ed Thursday Angelo Petcoff Is First Mason City Heat Victim 51 Year Old Laborer Dies at Work at Tile Plant Angelo Petcoff 51 laborer at plant No 4 of the Mason City Brick and Tile company died Fri day morning of a heart clot agv gravatcd by the heat while at work It was the first death in Mason City attributed to the extreme tempera ture recorded this summer Petcoff a member of a crew of eight was working on the off bearing belt in plant No 4 when he suddenly keeled over while reaching for some bricks which he had been loading Ervin Powers a fellow worker attempted to grab Petcoff as he fell but the heat victim fell backwards to the floor He was unconscious for about 10 minutes before he succumbed Fire men who had been called to the scene attempted to resuscitate him with the use of an inbalator their efforts were of no avail Pctcoffs fellow workers said he had been feeling in good spirits when he came to work The crew had been working since 7 oclock the fatality occurring about an hour later shortly before S oclock J W Sandberg is foreman of the crew of which Petcoff was a mem ber Coroner J E McDonald said Fri day that Petcoffs death while due directly to a heart clot was aggra vated by the intense heat of the past few days The victim is survived by his wife and five children Mary 23 Vera 21 Steve 18 Pete 15 and Dauria 12 He was born in Bulgaria 51 years ago and had been a resident of the United States for the past 30 years He had been an employe of the brick and tile company for the past 28 years He had resided at 718 Jackson avenue southwest Funeral services had not been ar ranged Friday The Patterson fu neral home has charge the body ANGELO PETCOFF SUICIDE FAILS DIES IN CHAIR Negro With Only Two Hours to Live Leaps From Tier of Cells RALEIGH N Car Grier Negro with only two hours between him and the electric chair leaped from the second tier of cells on death row at States prison Fri day in what officers said was an apparent suicide attempt He suffered fractures of both wrists lacerated lips and other in juries He was under a physicians care and examination as the electro cution hour arrived Grier asked for the usual privi lege of shaking hands with the other inmates of death row before he went down After speaking to the condemned men he requested a postal card and as the keeper turned to get it he darted up the steps freed himself from an assist ant keeper on the second tier and jumped over the rail He was sentenced for murder Des Moines Deposits Near All Time High DES MOINES of condition showed deposits in DCS Moines banks on the call date of June 30 approached an all time high the published statements of six banks showingdeposits of 120881 compared with on the call date a year ago an increase of 64 per cent FORECAST IOWA Fair and continued warm Friday night and Saturday MINNESOTA Generally fair and continued warm Friday night and Saturday IN MASON CITY GlobtGazettc weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S ocock Friday morning Maximum Thursday 102 Minimum in Xiphl 77 At S A M Friday 92 Mason City recorded 105 degrees at 1 p m Friday for the sixth day ot 300 degrees or above tempera tures NO RELIEF SEEN LIKELY IN IOWA Death Toll for State 26 Light Showers Fall Near Cresco DES MOINES heat continued Friday to hold Iowa in its firm and destructive grip For the eighth consecutive day a baking sun moved temperatures up toward the century mark keeping pace with the advance of Thursday when the official state high was 106 at Inwood The weather bureau here put ditto marks on its forecast for the past several days to list Iowa for fair and continued warm Friday night and Saturday Again there was no relief in sight Again no rain fell other than the few little showers of four north western counties Thursday Again no precipitation was in sight Death Toll Mounts Meanwhile the death toll attrib uted to the heat wave advanced to 26 in Iowa Eighteen deaths were attributed to heat and eight to drowning Angelo Petcoff 51 Mason City laborer died at work Friday morn ing Thursdays victims included John Devos 62 Knoxville farmer who was stricken while mowing The hundred degree brought over closer the threat to Iowas corn 105 IN MASON CITY It was the sixth day of 100 degree plus temperatures in Ma son City Friday when the mer cury reached 105 at 1 p m to top all previous heat marks ex cept the 108 registered here Sun day afternoon crop now engaged in a daily battle to make its store up moisture out last the heat Crop Damage Continues Damage to small grains and pas ture lands continued Stock deaths were reported in eastern Iowa where the heat has been most intense the last several days Thursdays temperatures ranged around 14 degrees above normal for the state From the 106 top at In wood the temperatures ranged down to a 98 maximum at Estherville The low early Friday morning was 72 at Cedar Rapids Clouds gathered at Charles City but elsewhere skies were clear early Friday Ilain Near Cresco The first rain in more than three weeks in Howard county was re ported Friday morning when light showers fell in a small area about miles west of Cresco The lain which did not reach Cresco was only sufficient to set tle the dust fell at daybreak but by 10 oclock in the morning it was reported dusty again as the ther mometer nearcd the 100 mark At Cresco Thursday a temperature o 108 was recorded School Bond Issue for Hardy Defeated HUMBOLDT proposed school bond issue was de feated by voters in the Hardy con solidated school district because the required 00 per crnt majority vote was not polled The vote was 193 for to 167 against DEATHS MOUNT TO 370 WITH NO GENERAL RAINS AAA Approves 3 Soil Conservation Program iModifications DROUGHT AT A GLANCE reach at least 370 as record shattering heat blankets northern half of na tion from Rockies east No relief or general rain in sight Drought damage soars rapidly WASHINGTON AAA ap proves three soil conservation program modifications to increase feed crop supplies in north cen tral region President Roosevelt announces 75000 WPA jobs au thorized in drought area with 16500 already at work WASHINGTON W e ck 1 y health index of census bureau re ports upturn in national death rate possibly due to extreme heal in many areas CHICAGO Word of actual damage to corn due to intense heat in major production areas shoots grain up four cents limit allowed to new highs for year Wheat oats and rye prices ad vance more than two cents as ad ditional cropdamage reports are received of On tario enters third day of high temperatures with eight dead scores sufferingprostration western Canada still in grip of torridity reports damaged crops continued high temperatures de spite scattered showers SUNDANCE for est fire in years rages in Black Hills Similar blazes in Wisconsin and upper Michigan attack pow der dry woodlands MITCHELL S faithful pray for rain in day of supplication proclaimed by Mayor Fredericks CHICAGO Ul Temperatures traveled to now high marks Friday as terrific heat broiled most of thi nation and no relief was sighted By afternoon the death list reached 370 and crop losses which no one has been able to accurately estimate continued to mount to ward a possible fabulous sum Some possibility of light scat tered showers by Sunday was seen for the Dakotas and parts of Min nesota and Nebraska but weather observers said if the possibility ma terialized it would serve only to lower temperatures in those states Reports from across more than half the nation indicated tempera tures soared beyond Thursdays blistering marks which hung up all time maximum records in many places Almost No Rain The weather bureau reported practically no precipitation in the drought belt or heat stricken sec tion of the country in the 24 hours ending at 7 a rn Friday Northern Indiana received H trace the bureau said and Wiscon sin Minnesota and North Dakota had some rainfall Friday in thn north central and west parts but it was of little consequence The weather map showed some precipi tation along much of the Pacific coast and in parts of New Mexico Utah Arizona Colorado Louisiana Mississippi Florida New England Manitoba Saskatchewan and On tario From Springfield 111 came fears that further delay of rain might be disastrous to game fish Higher Than Thursday Almost every reporting point showed temperature readings higher than those of Thursday But the torrid sun was not the only weather scourge Forest fires seared thousands of acres of rich timbcrlantl filling the air with smoke and ashes while some states suffered from lightning and hail storms The federal government an nounced modification of its soil con servation program in the north cen tral region to preserve all available forage for livestock feed encour age farmers to increase their foraga crops for fall and winter feeding and provide as much acreage a possible for soil conserving crops next year States in the north central region are Illinois Indiana Iowa Michi gan Minnesota Missouri Nebraska Ohio South Dakota and Wisconsin New York farmers were ready to offer pasture lands sufficient to fee ;