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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 13, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JULY THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 238 for Inquiry Source of Democrat Orators Subject of Dispute By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA When Chairman Augus t i n e Lonergans senatorial c o m mittee on inves tigation of cam paign methods gets into action one of the things which republi cans are saying ought to be in quired into is the democratic s y s tem of recruiting orators on the a d ministrations side in the al ready incipient political fight The speakers bureau of the dem ocratic national committee boasts that it has spellbinders enlist ed to plead the new deals cause The G O P argument is that the will be democratic officehold ers almost to a president the cabinet members a battery of senators a goodly force of repre sentatives a dozen or so of gover nors probaby Thus far o all that is customary But there are nothing like of Rtich moguls Have Padded List The republicans srumise that the new deal committee must have drafted lesser lights wholesale to pad its secretaries under secretaries departmental at torneys divisional chiefs and many other classifications The government says the G 0 P critics evidently is to be run until next November by a staff of petty clerks and office boys while upper officialdom tours the country sal aried by the public preaching new dealism This assert the republi cans is a prospective situation which the Lonergan committee ought to look into The committee however seems inclined to concern itself only with actual campaign contributions dis regarding oratory ProAdministration Anyway it is a pronew deal com mittee three or four to Chairman Lonergan and Senators Minton and new deal democrats with Senator La Follette progressive new dealer versus Senator Austin the only re It takes a mighty hopeful anti new dealer to expect an antinew deal report from a quintet like that Some folk do say that an honest togoodness investigation is prom ised from the fact that Louis R Glavis is slated to be the Loner gan committees chief investigator It may be so but there is con siderable mystery about Glavis He will be recalled as the agent who was principally responsible for making out a case against Secre tary of the Interior Ballingers Alaskan administration in Presi dent Tafts day Did Good Job It is gossiped by old sourcoughs however that Ballinger was Glavis was sicked on to him by the late President Theodore Roosevelt and by Gifford Pinchot who hated Taft in an ef fort to discredit the latter and that Glavis did a good job In any event he won a reputa tion as a progressive to recomj mend him to the Roosevelt regime j and he was absorbed into the new i deal as a premier investigator for PWA He had a rival premier investi gator however in Secretary of the Interior Ickes administrative as sistant and budget officer Ebert K Burlew Case of Jealousy Perhaps it has been a case ot pure personal jealousy between them Perhaps their politicoeco nomic philosophies have clashed fundamentally Moreover Glavis has a habit of investigating offi cials it is embarrassing to have investigated Common talk is that he irritated the postoffice depart ment with revelations of its pat ronage system From all that I can gather he was too troublesome to be endured As a PWA official he was get ting yearly With Senator Lonergans mittee he will get HEAT STILL GRIPS ALL MIDWEST Bungled Hanging Lasts for 33 Minutes APACHEDIESFOR KILLING OF WIFE AND INFANT SON Meets Horrible Death Armed Men on Guard Against Rescue SAN CARLOS Boast ful Earl Gardner pint sized Apache Indian three times a killer hanged from a government gallows for 33 minutes before he died at dawn Monday while armed men stood guard as a warning to tribesmen not to interfere Gardner 31 years old who in sisted that the government hang him for killing his wife and infant son and boasted that he would take it like an met a hor rible death His body struck the side of the trap as the trigger was sprung It dangled there while the helpless victim groaned and kicked Those directing the execution talked once of dropping him again but decided against it Shakes His Head Every minute for fully 20 min utes the attending physician made an examination and shook his head The trap was sprung at a m It was when Gardner was pronounced dead The governments improvised in strument of death was an old rock crusher used in the construction of Coolidge dam The rope was swung from a cross beam A hole was cut in the floor for a trap The noose slipped as Gardner fell the knot moving around in front and snapping his head backward and to one side Meanwhile armed men sworn ir by Ben J McKinney U S marsha as deputies patrolled the Coolidgr dam and the road leading into the deep gorge where the hanging ocI curred But not an Indian was i sighted Rumors of Uprising The guards were withdrawn as I Gardners body was removed to a mortuary at Globe McKinney had said I dont ex pect any trouble but there have been rumors of an Gardner was secretly removed from the Gila county jail at Globe 26 miles away and brought to the execution site under head guard ar riving here shortly after midnight For five hours he sat in an auto mobile with guards equipped with a sub machine gun and supplied with tear gas bombs inside the protec tion of the deep gorge where the old rock crusher stood Listens to Missionary He listened to the Rev F M Up legger veteran missionary read the And the Oats Are Well Filled Too on Paul Spotts Farm The above picture shows harvesting as it Is taking place on the Paul Spotts farm in Portland township Lester 12 year old son of Mr Spotts is operating the tractor in cutting a 20 acre field of Gopher oats The seed was drilled in and there was evident a good catch of sweet clover in the bottom of the stubble The machine was doing a perfect job of harvesting and had used 64 pounds of twine on 20 acres more than S pounds to the acre Mr Spotts who is shown to the left exhibiting a couple bundles says the oats are well filled Lock Photos Kayenay Engravings com Des Moines Officers Investigate Death of Jobless War Veteran DES MOINES Moines detectives Monday investigated the death of Frank H Smith unem ployed World war veteran who was found dead in his rooms here Sun day Coroner William Carpenter said he is satisfied the death was due primarily to acute alcoholism with gas asphyxiation as a secondary cause Smith was believed deao since Friday Detectives investigating the case said they thought several angles needed further Bible in the Apache language He chewed gum nervously and smoked many cigarets Occasionally he closed his eyes placed his feet on the back of the front seat and rest ed The death warrant was read as he stood over the trap The reading re quired several minutes When it was finished McKinney asked Have you anything to say Earl I have no Gardner replied But you speak McKinney said Well Ill be glad to getit over Gardner insisted Tells Same Story It was the same story he had told since the day he first was taken into court Anything else deputy asked No thats was the reply Gardner in a fit of anger hacked his wife and baby to death withan ax at the humble wickiup on the San Carlos reservation last Dec 8 His wife wanted to attend church and leave him to mind the baby In 1925 the year the last Indian was hanged in Arizona Gardner killed a fellow tribesman with a knife He spent seven years in pris on When arrested again Gardner insisted on pleading guilty and pay ing the extreme penalty rather than return to prison 42 Witnesses There Fortytwo witnesses crowded into a small room about 12 feet square to watch Gardner die Most of them were peace officers from over the state requested by McKinney to be on hand because there had been ru mors of an uprising on the reserva tion As soon as it became known that the old rock crusher brlow the dam had been selected as the hanging site McKinney placed special depu ties with rifles and six shooters to stand guard from the dam and to watch the one entrance to the can yon There were widespread rumors that the Apaches who until almost the turn of the century were the scourge of white settlers in Ari zona were in angry mood because of recent unsolved deaths among the tribesmen Wanted to Be Ready I didnt expect any Mc Kinney said but I wanted to be ready Perhaps our preparation fore stalled The reservation is the one on which Henrietta Schmerler Colum bia university student was killed In 1931 while seeking material for a thesis The spot where Gardner was exe cuted was only a stones throw from where the late President Calvin Coolidge sat down with the Apaches and Pimas to smoke the pipe of peace in 1930 when the great dam across the Gila river was dedicated Gardner was in a jocular mood early Sunday night He said he ex pected to attend a big pow wow over tonight Advised the marshal had bought him a new black suit the Indian observed They must be getting me ready for cool Chants Doleful Tune Shortly before he was removed from the cell however witnesses outside the jail heard him chanting a doleful tune often heard on the reservation a song the Indians sing when death comes When the court refused to accept Gardners plea and appointed attor neys to defend him he refused to aid them and created a scene in court by insisting that the government take a good strong rope and get it ever The attorneys appealed his case against his wishes When they sud denly dropped the case they were suspended from practice in the court for one year The circuit court of appeals San Francisco heard of the unusual cir cumstances of the case and insisted on reviewing the records The action of the lower court was upheld Loss in Fire WEST fire occurred on the Lev Book farm several miles southwest of Hawk eye Friday morning when a barn 40x60 containing 75 tons of hay a cattle shed machine shed and im plements and harness and granary containing bushels of oats and barley were burned I LOOK INSIDE Initials of Vice Lord Carved on Girls Leg ON PAGE 2 Young Man Drowns in Gravel Pit at Wells ON PAGE 8 Byers Sees British and French Splitup ON EDITORIAL PAGE G E Allbee Heads Iowa Finance Company Group ON PAGE 11 Oats Crop in Mason City Area Not Badly Damaged Corn Will Stand to Two Weeks More Spangler Says Midwest Is Turning to Landon KANSAS E Spangler of Cedar Rapids republi can national committeeman said here after a conference of republi can leaders that many middlewest supporters of Roosevelt in 1932 are now backing Governor Landon of Kansas republican nominee of Dry Weather The oats crop in the Mason City farm territory is not badly damaged and the corn will stand from one to two weeks more of dry weather be fore it becomes seriously affected That is the consensus of 11 farm ers chosen at random in a drive by Arthur Pickford GlobeGazette farm editor through Mason Port land and Owen townships These farmers stated most of the corn was still in excellent condition Some said it could stand as much as two more weeks of dry weather be fore being seriously damaged The opinion was that oats while having suffered from the heat would in many instances show excellent yields Pastures they said were in bad shape and clover is damaged in places and on other farms not A study of the drought and crop conditions over the country by the United States department of agri culture while showing that North Central Iowa received less than nor mal rainfall this season and has been affected by intensification of drought conditions over the nation as a whole and the extension of the drought areas in the states to the west continues a part of the best producing areas in the United States The government report compiled from data gathered as of July 1 showed the corn crop in practically the entire state and a section of southern Minnesota as being 80 per cent or better at that time The oats crop at that date was above 80 per cent of normal in only a small sec tion of North Iowa while most of the state was included in the 80 per cent column on tame hay This is what the 11 Cerro Gordo county farmers say about crop con ditions now T A Holmes on Frank Hofler farm Portland oats are good I have 10 acres that I mowed that I believe would yield 30 bushels an acre and 60 acres that I have cut with a binder that seem to me to be good for 50 bushels an acre I used 200 pounds of twine on those 60 acres My oats are early of the 103 variety Corn is as good as usual at this time of the year It is all right for two weeks more without Ben Emmert Portland Late oats are filling well despite the hot dry weather W h e a t in oats is very good Clover is likely to be killed when the oat crop is gone Rain within two weeks will give us a big crop of corn Frank Krouse Portland township oats are early 103 variety and are good Clover is still alive although suffering from the drought Corn is farther along than is usual at this time of the year It is tasseling and needs water If it continues dry the earliest Corn will suffer the Z T Nicholas near Nora Springs early oats are much the best Cornmust have rain in a week if it is to make a Jesse Miller on county line road in Portland lowar oats are better than an average crop It took three pounds of twine at acre to tie them up Barley mixed with oats was not so good Corn looks good to me and rain in a week would give us a big Edward DeGraw Portland town ship south of Winnebago My oats have good sized kernels They are early Alfalfa was a good first crop and a second crop is com ing along Mrs Horton Woodward south Portland husband is pleased with the condition of both oats and corn considering the heat He thinks farmers will be surprised at the yield of early oats Corn ready to tassel is not affected by the heat and drought as much as small corn under two feet in John L Curran Owen Our oats are of the early variety Gopher We are just beginning to cut them and they look good to me I do not think com is hurt yet My biggest complaint is of bare pas tures We have 60 acres of sweet clover which is in fine Henry Johnson Mason township of my oats are cut and I think they will weigh out 32 pounds a bushel I used two and a half pounds of twine to the acre Early oats are the best The late ones are green and are being dried into hay by the heat But we generally come out better than we expected If we get rain in a week we will have 60 per cent of a corn Earl Dean Mason oats are of the 105 variety of the Iowa experiment station I think early oats are better than late va rieties The tallest and biggest corn will suffer the least in this dry time because it has a root system that gets moisture to the plant As one rides along the road one sees that the smallest corn is curled the most I hope that cold wave reaches us in Paul Spotts Portland We cant tell yet exactly what the oats are going to yield because no one has threshed but it is my opin ion that they are going to yield bet ter than most farmers expect I used 64 pounds of twine on 20 acres That shows there is a lot of straw An examination of the ker nels indicates they have some sub stance and are not just Body Found Beside Tracks MUSCATINE A Rock Island freight train crew foundthe body of John Van Krog 54 beside the rail road tracks hre apparently killed when a train struck him New All Time High of 109 Set in M C Iowa Death Toll for Hot Wave Mounts to 80 HEAT DEATHS ON PAGE 2 The mercury climbed to 109 de grees in Mason City Mondav after noon to tie the new all time high mark set here Sunday It was Ma son Citys ninth straight day of 100 or above temperatures All Iowa was baked by the heat which had taken a toll of 80 lives in the state with 15 deaths record ed for the day two of them in Ma son City and Clear Lake while Sun days scorching temperatures had put well over a score of names on the death rolls A reading of ill was reached at Ottumwa at 2 p m Other highs re corded included Cedar Rapids 110 Fort Dodge 107 Waterloo 107 Iowa City 107 Marshall town 107 Keokuk 106 Centerville 105 Charles City 105 2 Die at Northwood At Northwood where two died from the heat all previous records were smashed Monday when a high of 106 was The previous high 105 was regis tered May 31 1934 The victims were Tom Julson 76 and Martha Brua 91 Marshalltown reported four deaths from the heat Sunday and Monday Dubuque three and Cedar Rapids two Many of the dead were aged and infirm Two both past 90 years of age were inmates of the Iowa sol diers home at Marshalltown State institutions and hospitals took ex tra precautions to protect mental and aged patients Hopes for relief before Wednes day received a setback when forecast for other sections of the midwest failed to materialize gen erally Waukon Iowa received a beneficial local shower however Iowas only precipitation of the weekend Forecast About Same The weather bureau at Des Moines varied its forecast of the past week only slightly in announc I ing as the outlook Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday except unsettled in the northwest portion not so warm in The prospect for a downturn in j northwest Iowa hinges on indica tions for increasing cloudiness which may or may not bring local thundershowers to that section Meteorologist Charles D Reed ex plained Sundays temperatures reported to the weather bureau ranged up to 110 at Waterloo with Burlington and some other points only a de gress less hot Davenport had 108 Corn Holding Up An encouraging note as to the outlook for Iowas corn crop was sounded today by Leslie Carl fed eralstate agricultural statistician who inspected crop conditions over the weekend Carl said the corn generally is standing the heat very af ter bis visit to southern and west ern Iowa fields WEEKLY FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Monday night and Tuesday except un settled in northwest portion not so warm in northwest MINNESOTA Becoming unset 11 e d local thundershowers in northwest Monday night or Tues day and in northeast Tuesday not so warm along Lake Superior Monday night somewhat cooler Tuesday except in extreme south east IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 109 Minimum in Night 72 At 8 a m Monday 87 Figures for 24 hour period end ing at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 105 Minimum in Night 71 At 8 a m Sunday 87 A new high temperature for Ma son This was the entry which accompanied Sundays maximum of 109 in the GlobeGazettes daily weather record book It was one de gree hotter than the previous Sun day which had been listed as the hottest on record in Mason The mercury came right back with another 109 Monday afternoon to make it nine days straight of 100 or above HOPE OF COOLER WEATHER SEEN BY WEDNESDAY Showers in Northwest Fizzle Out With No More in Sight DROUGHT AT A GLANCE and rec ord shattering heat cling to mid dle west and east as deaths are reported from prostration and drowning in 11 day wave crop destruction above mark Rises swiftly only local showers sighted by me teorologists relief from heat may reach Illinois and eastern states Wednesday least 315 deaths in Michigan unacclimated to 100 degree and higher temperatures reported as Eloise state hospital says 63 died there of heat since last Wednesday crop conditions not yet serious but Detroit met ropolitan area officials where 215 deaths were reported said conditions rapidly approaching proportions of major catastrophe COLORADO SPRINGS Colo Secretary of Agriculture Henry A Wallace to report at oclock tonight CST on western drought Situation in nationwide radio CBS hookup WASHINGTON Rehabilita tion directors from six central and western drought states re port on conditions in their areas and discuss relief methods with resettlement administration of ficials Resettlement Director Rexford G Tugwell hears reports from two assistant administra tors who just completed 17 day of drought region GILLETE coo off in mud puddles after rain torrential in some sections breaks drought in heart of Wyoming MontanaDakota dry belt BISMARCK N up WpA regional office to succor drought stricken needy of five states ATLANTA scat tered light showers break heat wave drought unalleviated worst in southern part of state NEW show ers accompany general recession in temperatures CHICAGO and rec ord shattering heat clung to the long suffering middlewest and east in the northern half of the nation Monday as life giving rains in por tions of the northwest over the weekend which were expected to aid other afflicted sections fizzled Death from prostration and drowning mounted to at least and crop destruction continued at a devastating pace with damage in excess of when a re lentless sun seared the major 1936 natural disaster in burning words across the country Government Meteorologist J R Lloyd at Chicago made this a blue Monday for harassed farmers in the breadbasket of America and their gasping urban residents when he announced no new rains were in sight for the northwest or any other heat baked areas Cooler Weather Likely He said generally fair weather with torrid temperatures would continue Monday and Tuesday for drought areas in general but that cooler weather was likely in the eastern section of the northwest Tuesday Purely local showers were fore cast for North Dakota and north western Minnesota and for North Dakota northern Minnesota north western Wisconsin and Upper Michigan Tuesday There was hope Lloyd said relief from the intense heat in Il linois where prostration has taken almost 200 lives and states to the east by possibly Wednesday but he could not sight the badly needed rain for the major corn linois Iowa Nebraska and Indiana New Wave Coming He explained that a new cool wave moving dowa from the northern Pacific states would prob ably bring cooler weather Tuesday to the Dakotas Nebraska Minne sota northwestern Wisconsin up per Michigan and the extreme northern portion of lower Michi gan When this joins with the cool wave which halted at the western border of middle America Sunday it is likely the combined forces of the two will be able to break the mass of heat possibly Wednesday over the central states he added The precipitation over the week end in the northwest was of untold benefit Besides aiding crops and pasturage in some sections it ;