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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 11, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION ASSOCIATED A COPT S3 LEASED WIRE PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION 237 Attacks to Be Ignored Democrats Seek to Avoid Being Put on Defensive SEE END OF MIDWEST HEAT WAVE By CHAKLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Asj campaign strat egy begins to re veal itself it be comes evident that republican policy is to place the democrats in a defensive ex planatory apolo g e t i c position The democratic aim on the oth er hand is to sidestep exactly this position and figure in the of vigorous as sailants of a re actionary e e ment which aeeks as per the dem ocratic account to get back to a baa system that the new deal knocked out The republicans task is simpler nan the democrats for the obvious reason that the former are the outs trying to break in whereas the democrats are the ins trying to stand the other folk off And it is proverbial that an at tack is more inspiring than mere resistance Pro and Con Accordingly the democrats game Is to appear to be the attackers rather than the attacked They find it somewhat difficult They have three long fresh in everyones memory to an swer for Preceding the three long years as democratic orators have done their best to emphasize were 12 long republican However the republican jears are far enough back to have been more or less for gotten And if theyre remember ed it is remembered that more than twothirds of them were years of what was supposed to be super abundant prosperity The democratic version is that it was a kind of prosperity which re sulted in near ruin from which the new deal has res cued the country What Is Prosperity That a boom is the very thing to be followed by a slump is true GnNo less an authority than Herbert Hoover then secretary of com merce assured me of this in an in terview I had with him in 1925 But he Republicans Open Drive for Victory in Iowa PARTY HARMONY THEME SONG OF THEIR CAMPAIGN Mrs Wood Davidson McCausrhan Named on State Ticket DES MOINES repub licans mindful of Senator L J Dickinsons injunction to go home and go to were set Saturday for the fall election campaign after a convention whose theme song was party harmony The partys state platform its keynoter and its candidates launch ed a double barrelled attack on the state and national new deal charg ing that one led to a parade of scan da across the front page and the other was guilty of reckless heed less and unwarranted extrava Starting with district caucuses marked by lack of dissension warm ing up to a keynote speech by Berry F Halden of Chariton and reaching a climax of applause when Dickin son described Alf M Landon as carrying the ball in the cam pagn the convention finally yield ed to withering heat which forced a walkout of delegates Fewer Than 50 Stay Fewer than 50 delegates remained to hear the reading and adoption of a platform charging the present state administration has brought humiliation and shame to the state of Steaming in 100 degree tempera tures the delegates started to take a walk after the convention nom inated Harold E Davidson as the partys candidate for attorney gen eral even though Chairman Joe Frailey of Fort Madison urged that one of you stay to adopt the reso lutions committee When Transfer Truck Ran Wild Here is what happened when a Cadwell Transfer truck loaded with merchandise got away from the driver wally Rose on a steep incline in a loading alley at the rear of the CoMo Photo company 339 Dela ware avenue southeast about oclock Saturday morning The truck crashed into a private garage turned the frame structure around and then balanced on a stone wall Although the wild dash of the truck through the force of gravity caused something of a sen sation in the alley not much damage was reported Lock Photo Kayenay Engraving r C W A ncni 14 said that what was prevailing The harmony theme song carried that time was not a boom it was over into races for nomination for the three candidacies undecided by 1 a new state of society It did not prove to be so I am sufficiently convinced that it was a fake affair but I am not so sure that the average voter is convinced New Yorks New Bridge Dedicated by President Big Triborough Span ot that Nor am I sure of the average voters belief in the genuiness of the new deals rescue of the country from the slump Business has im proved but unemployment has not decreased much Now business business despite its improvement still notoriously is antinew deal And I cannot imag ine that a jobless workingman be lieves that his lot has been mucfi improved Dissatisfied Elements Agriculture is not well enou satisfied to the June 1 primary Mrs Johnson Drops In balloting for the first contest ed office Mrs Olive S Johnson of Cedar Rapids withdrew after only a few counties had voted leaving the field clean for Mrs Henry Wood of Moville in the race for secretary of state nomination Rules prevented an immediate declaration of unanimous nomina tion but the ballot became unani mous on a motion submitted after the vote was counted Mrs Wood will oppose Mrs Alex Miller in cumbent democratic choice Then Davidson Clarinda lawyer headed won the attorney general race over j Robert J Shaw of Sigourney by a orf close vote on the first ballot Shaw Lemke movement i was the leader in the primary race The Townsendites and the divide but to recejve tfle 35 cent j thewealth group are turbulent rc uircd b utc aw for nOm j The whitecollar class sees its ing costs increasing and its incomes remaining stationary Well the Landonites undertake an attack on the new deal in behalf of all these elements The new dealers ignore the at Neither their platform nor Presi dent Roosevelts acceptance speech recognized it None of their cam paign oratory thus far has done so Wont Notice It They just do not propose to be at tacked II attacked they do not intend to notice it Their idea is to be the a nonentity from a typical prairie economic As a matter of fact however the democrats are on the defensive They do not like it They would prefer to be the aggressors Nevertheless a defense can he so strong that an attack cannot overwhelm it it looks like it in this instance Townsend and Smith to Make Speeches in Des Moines Sunday DES MOINES Francis Townsend and the Rev Gerald K Smith were to arrive here Sunday morning for addresses later m the day Townsend pension plan leader and Mr Smith leader of the share the wealth club were to be guests at a breakfast in the morning before their appearances later in the day at the local ball park A Townsend caravan on tour in Iowa will attend the meeting and then will leave for the Townsend national convention in Cleveland July 15 to 19 organizers announced Evans Takes Lead The last contested office was railroad commissioner and for a time it seemed as if a second bal lot would be necessary Unofficial tabulation showed L W Evans polled a slight lead before the vote was announced But county delegations began to switch their preference before the vote was announced and the final tabulation gave the nomination to George L McCaughan of Ankeny former secretary of the commission The fruit of conferences of a sub committee of 99 and revision by the convention resolutions committ ee the state platform laid down campaign issues around which re publicans will rally their fall elec tion attack The platform pledged a 25 per cent reduction in taxes deplored the need of a sales tax in Iowa and urged its discontinuance as soon as possible Homestead Exemptions It advocated use of the sales tax IOWA CAN HAVE DROUGHT CATTLE Hill Considers U S Offer of Head Monthly for Relief Canning DES MOINES S Hill Iowa WPA administrator Saturday considered an offer of the federal department of agriculture to allot Iowa a monthly quota of head of cattle being shipped 6ut of the drought areas for relief can ning Hill announced after a telephone conversation with Washington of ficials Iowa could obtain the cattle by providing the cost of canning Distribution would be up to the state relief administration he said Provisional upon completion of arrangements Hill said the meat might be canned at plants at Pella Dubuque Perry Iowa City Musca tine Albia and Harlan Seeks Adventure but Fails to Discover It j OSKALOOSA year old Galvin Shceley of Rose awoke at dawn and struck out seeking adventure But if he found it he didnt show it when he turned up here Friday evening after walking IS miles tired hot hungry and in tears He was returned home by officers who had scoured the country in search of him and had dragged Skunk riv er where he was known to swim will place our financial house both state and nation in and pro mote the rapid improvement of farmtomarket roads The agricultural plank followed closely lines laid down by the na tional republican platform specifi cally urging protection of land re sources and reasonable benefits to coordinate farmers on family type farms but so regulated as to elimin ate the new deals destructive policy toward the dairy and livestock in Convention applause came readily when the names of Dickinson Lan Completed Barely on Time NEW YORK rushed New Yorks new triborough bridge to completion Saturday just in time for its dedi cation by President Roosevelt The largest completed Public Works administration project in the cast its cost is second only to that of the San Francisco golden gate bridge The bridge which includes four spans in its three and onehalf miles of elevated ways connects Manhat tan the Bronx and Queens Long Island Ickes on Program Secretary of the Interior Ickes head of the PWA was on the dedi cation program as were Gov Her bert H Lehman Senator Robert P Wagner Mayor Fiorello H La Guar dia and Robert Moses commission er of city parks and chairman of the bridge authority Flags and bunting decorated the span and military and civic organi zations paraded prior to the cere monies Police Patrol Area More than policemen pa trolled the bridge area to handle the heavy traffic expected to pass over the vast system of eight lane ele vated highways and spans before nightfall President Roosevelt arriving for the dedication ceremonies was met at Pennsylvania station by a crowd of about 300 persons He proceeded at once to his town house At his home he was scheduled to confer with Gov Herbert Lehman and Mayor Fiorello La Guardia 1 DEAD 3 HURT IN AUTO CRASH Farm Wife Dies From Skull Fracture After Car and Truck Collide One dead and three injured was the toll of an autotruck collision on a county highway near Haverhill south of here Mrs Tony Wilberding 26 Haver hill farm wife died of a fractured skull and chest injuries her hus band was in a critical condition in a Marshalltown hospital with a fractured skull chest injuries and a broken right arm and the truck driver James Fisher 46 of Mar shalltown and his son Harmon 16 suffered lesser injuries Fisher had a hip injury and his son was badly burned about the eyes from lime The truck contained a lime spraying outfit with which to spray chicken houses The accident occurred about p m Friday evening as the truck was emerging from a farm yard for exemption of homestead taxes I don and George Wilson guberna without naming a specific ceiling to which the exemption would apply stating merely Such taxes sales tax are justir fied only by the need for and should be devoted exclusively to relief of the distressed and as a mandatory replacement of direct property tax upon our homesteads the benefits to be equally apportioned to the farm and city homesteads to the end that all taxes collected from the people of Iowa may be retained for their In liquor perennially a fester in Iowa political pledges the platform remained silent Favor Local Belief It demanded return of relief ad ministration to local authorities pledged that the republican party torial candidate were mentioned Cheer and Whistle Delegates cheered whistled and clapped when Wilson said the re publican party proposed to return the government to the people not to keep it centralized in Des After District caucuses made only two changes in its membership the state central committee which met after the convention adjourned re elected Carl H Cook of Glenwood as chairman Mrs Vera L Moss of Centerville was elected to the vice chairmanship previously held by Mrs George Pritchard of Onawa who was not a candidate for reelection and re named William C Rathke of Glen wood as treasurer Profit Sharing Club Operators Held for Fort Dodge Sheriff B H and W H Hellen Des Moines operators of an enterprise similar to a chain letter club were arrested at Clear Lake Friday night by Sheriff J M Robertson and held for the sheriff of Fort Dodge where they are wanted on a charge of de frauding an inn keeper The two men are alleged to have jumped a board bill of at Fort Dodge The enterprise operated by the two men was closed in Mason City by Chief of Police Harold Wolfe and County Attorney Fred Shaffer after it had been going about a day Touches Power Line and Dies Instantly MOLINE Ebbe sen 21 of Carbon Cliff was in stantly killed Saturday morning when his arm came in contact with a volt power cable on U S route No 6 near Silvis while re pairingf the lines Have You Read Your Newspaper Davenport Observes 100th Anniversary Paper Has 172 Pages DAVENPORT Serving a double purpose the Davenport Daily Times published a 172 page special edition Saturday marking its fifti eth anniversary and the centennial of the city of Davenport The Daily Times is the home of fice of the Lee Syndicnte compris ing dailies in 10 cities E P Adler is the publisher and president of the syndicate 1 What was the high temper ature in Mason City Sunday July 5 2 What town was host to the Iowa amateur golf tournament 3 Has the general trend in the grain market been up or down the past Week 4 What American envoy to what foreign nation announced wedding plans 5 Who delivered the keynote address at the republican state convention 6 What antinew deal senator of what state was defeated for renomination 7 Who was Angelo Petcoff 8 What lake being restored near Hampton was the scene of the drowning of a mother and three children 9 What leader of a band of escaped insane convicts from Minnesota was slain in Oklaho ma 10 Give the score and winner of the Major league allstar base ball game ANSWERS ON PAGE 3 CHANGING NEEDS BOOSTING COSTS OF GOVERNMENT F R Says Government Must Meet Peoples Requirements NEW YORK the Triborough bride Sat urday President Roosevelt cited it as a symbol of changing human needs that are constantly making government more complex and cost ly The chief executive stopped here briefly on his way north for a va cation cruise to dedicate the huge structure across the East river which PWA funds helped to build He was accompanied by Secretary Ickes public works administrator In a brief address the president noted that in older days there was no need for such a bridge connecting Manhattan with the Queens and the Bronx He recalled that a little more than 100 years ago his own greatgrandfather owned a farm in Harlem close to the Manhattan ap proach of the bridge Find New Needs Some of us who are charged with the responsibilities of he added pause from time to time to ask ourselves whether human needs and human invention are going to change as greatly in the genera tions to come as they have in the generation that has passed It is not alone that as time goes by we are confronted with new created by hitherto undreamed of is also because growth in human knowl edge labels now as needs many things which in the olden days we did not think of as Discusses Government With that text the president launched into a discussion of gov ernmental functions Government itself whether it be that of a city or that of a sover eign state or that of the union of the states he said if it is to sruvive recognize change and give to new needs reasonable and con stant help Government itself cannot close its eyes to the pollution of waters to the erosion of soil to the slashing of forests any more than it can close its eyes to the needs for slum clearance and schools and bridges Life More Complex Government itself is of necessity more complex because all life is more complex The machinery of government and the cost of govern ment under Mayor Seth Low in 1901 would not serve the essential needs of the people of the city in the days of Mayor LaGuardia in 1936 People require and people are de manding up to date government in place of antiquated government just as they are requiring and de manding triborough bridgesin the place of ancient Citing changes in governmental demands the president said no one used to protest against the dump ing of sewage and garbage into our rivers and nor protest that our schoolhouses were badly ventilated and badly nor protest because there were not playgrounds for children in crowded tenement nor protest against firetraps or factory Entitled to Vacation In those lie said govern ment was not interested in helping to provide bathing beaches and swimming pools and recreational areas nor had those who toil con ceived the thought that they were entitled to at least one day of rest in seven and an annual vacation There are a few among us who still consciously or unconsciously live in a state of constant protest against the daily processes of meet ing modern needs Most of us are willing to recognize change and to give it reasonable and constant The president also cited the huge bridge structure as an example of the public works projects under taken by his administration to aid the unemployed LOOK INSIDE BOEKGE KOHDE Ruth Bryan Owen and Danish Captain Wed ON PAGE 2 Farm Home Destroyed by Fire at Northwood ON PAGE 8 Dozen Clubs to Play for Softball Honors ON PAGE 9 Mason City Open Golf Tilt Scheduled Sunday ON PAGE 9 Delegates Assist Bliss Candidacy at Convention ON PAGE 12 Two Killed in Plane Smashup in Illinois EAST ST LOUIS CSVHar vey A Parks brother of Oliver Parks president of Parks Air col lege and Charles L Parsonfe 22 years old of Harrison a stu dent pilot at the school were killed Saturday in an airplane crash DROWNING TAKES TWO MORE LIVES Dubuque Boy 11 and Girl 10 Victims Bodies Are Recovered DUBUQUE Richard Neiwold 11 and Jean Hanifan 10 drowned at the East Dubuque beach Friday night The Dubuque children were wading in the water j with their companions and the Nei wold boy suddenly sank from sight The young Hanifan girl made an attempt to reach her companion and also drowned The boys body was recovered shortly after the tragedy but the body of the girl was not found until 4 oclock Saturday morning COOL AIR FROM PACIFICTOBEGIN SPREADING EAST Death Toll Up to 658 Gram Prices Drop at News of Relief DROUGHT AT A GLANCE tions of breakup in heat in northwest seen by weather bu reau as cool rain filled air moves toward northwest from north Pacific Relief expected to follow slowly eastward over north central region Scattered rains predicted for tonight over parts of most north central states Fatalities from heat prostration and drowning amount to 658 CHICAGO Grain traders in immediate selling orgy upon re ceipt of news sent corn down 7 cents after an early 3 cent rise Wheat dropped the five cent limit Corn recovered some what before close BISMARCK N Water shortage threatens in North Da kota Governor Welford urges government to hasten aid DENVER Assistant Resettle ment Administrator Dailey says at least twothirds crops gone in Dakotas Predicts farm ers would need direct relief ST PAUL Machinery for gov ernments cattle purchasing plan shaped WASHINGTON President Roosevelt says distressed fanners placed on WPA projects To employ in northwest and south Poorest prospects in any year except 1934 reported in fed jaal crop report Resettlement chiefs summoned to Copyright 1936 by The Associated Prcsj CHICAGO end of the heat wave was sighted today and millions cheered Cool weather should begin to sweep eastward from the northwest Satur day night Forecaster J R Lloyd of the Chi cago weather bureau said the torrid blanket which has spread death to humans and growing things over the northern half of the nation from the Rockies east wolud be dispelled in the northwest by rain Saturday night A parched population hailed the news with delight Weary farmers felt encouraged that some of their crops would be saved Heat driven city folk sighed with relief Corn and Wheat Drop On the Chicago board of trade the weather forecasters prediction caused a stampeding loss in corn FULL WEEK HERE Mason City completed a full week of 100 degree or over tem peratures Saturday when the mercury touched a maximum of 105 in the early afternoon af ter a reading of 104 had been recorded in midmorning FORECAST IOWA Generally fair and con tinued warm Saturday night and Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday ex c e p t local tliundershowers in northwest Sunday somewhat warmer along Lake Superior Sat urday night and Sunday cooler in northwest Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 105 Minimum in Night At 8 A Saturday 86 The Mason City mercury reach ed 104 at midmorning Saturday dropped to 102 at noon and then climbed to the days maximum of 105 at 2 p m It was the seventh consecutive day of 100 or above readings WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period July 13 to 18 For the upper Mississippi and low er Missouri valleys Local showers north portion Monday and south by Tuesday or Wednesday generally fair latter part of week cooler cen tral and north portions Monday and Tuesday and extreme south Tuesday and Wednesday temperature near or slightly above normal remainder of week and wheat The former fell four cents and the price was down seven cents a bushel from the days high oefore making a partial recovery The price of wheat collapsed five cents a bushel the limit allowed un der trading rules Cooler air from the Pacific will bring showers and near normal temperatures into the Dakotas Lloyd said then move slowly east ward to reach the eastern halfof drought and heat stricken middle America by Monday night The middle west has suffered from record breaking high temper atures for nine consecutive days and for practically three weeks from lack of ample precipitation Rest of Northern U S Early this week the terrific heat also embraced the remainder of the northern half of the nation from the Rocky mountains to the Atlantic seaboard several days after it de scended with all its devastating iorce on the midwest Forecaster Lloyd did not say whether relief from the torridity would affect the nation east of In diana after Monday following a course similar to the heat wave The neat and drought to date have caused at least 588 deaths and crop damage estimated in excess of Definite indications of a breakup in the heat in the northwest are was Forecaster Lloyds news A mass of cool air from the northern Pacific is moving over the north rocky mountain ho Montana and Wyoming causing showers and cooler weather in that sectioin Will Spread East It is expected to spread east over the Dakotas northwest Minne sota western Nebraska and ex treme northwest Kansas by Sunday ;