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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 18, 1936, Mason City, Iowa E R I E I MO I Nf NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS 1 COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WLKE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JULY 18 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONK NO 243 U S Fight on Drought Is Nation Starting Long Series of Dry Seasons EDITORS NOTE This is the first of three articles on the gov ernments efforts to combat the drought By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA The drought of 1934 was catastro phic This years is worse What of the next year or two or more Is America merely begin ning upon an in definitely p r o longed series ot dry seasons Some author ities say t h at w e a t h e r is cy clical and argue that the period of aridity has about run itself our Others assert that a desert in the very heart of the most productive grain areas of the United States is in the making and that the pro cess already is completed in vast sections Nature they gloomily reason has begun the collection of a long overdue war debt Water Level Sinks The picture is a grewsome one in which the warm colors of grow ing crops of wheat yellowing the sun and corn waving silken tassels have been blotted out over thousands of square miles by the shadow of drifting sand Billowing clouds of gray oblivion cover an enormous terrain where once cattle grazed and where later the farm ers plowshare tore up the roots of native grasses to replace there with fields of waving grain The temptation of wartime prices for grain laid millions of acres open to ravage by wind The surface rooting of cereal crops could not hold the light soil as did the earlier turf Consequently the subterranean water level began sinking Where in the rangedays in thesesections moisture could be found sometimes inches and never more than a few feet below the surface the level now goes down as low as 50 feet And it is spreading A National Calamity This drought already has as rned the proportions of a national amity and as yet no Joseph has peared to point to Pharaoh path of deliverance Fully SO per cent of the cereal crops areas have felt the blight of the merciless sun Five million farmers government agencies cal this a conservative estimate I have seen their crops wilt wither and die Other millions no one will haz ard a guess as to the exact number will pay their proportion of the un collected war debt in rocketing food prices by the time snow flies Wheat crop estimates for the year released by the agriculture department just as figures on the acreage blasted by the sun began coming in put the total at 638 399000 bushels 15 millions above last years low production Then re visions began and now the figures are sliding steadily downward Where will they stop No one knows but latest calculations place the destruction already wrought at 60 to 70 millions of bushels in spring wheat alone Officials Are Horrified What this will mean translatec into bread prices no one has the temerity to guess Privately officials with an earn est plea of dont use my name pile horror on horror Corn they agree will be our salvation if it too doesnt go Rivers have dwindled to creeks creeks to brooks and brooks have disappeared in the sand It is wholly beside the issue yel it serves to cast light on the disma picture to read reports from the field agents One wrote to the ag riculture department the other day Have seen cattle colts and pumas side by side licking th moist sands of a vanished water hole Disaster has awed even the brute creation it would seem Next Relict by BRITT MAN KILLED BY LIGHTNING Emergency Increases in Rail Freight Rates May Go on to Dec 31 DES MOINES Iowa railroad commission adopted a rul ing under which emergency in creases in rail freight rates in ef fect since 1935 may be continued until Dec 31 The ruling which permits certain exemptions applies to intrastate shipments and corresponds to a similar one by the interstate com merce commission A flat increase of not more than five cents a ton will be allowed on bituminous coal No emergency in crease is allowed on these commodi ties in carloads Soybean cake and meal linseed cake and meal pre pared animal or poultry feed and brick G 0 P JUDICIAL CONVENTION HAS CALL TO ARMS Page Scores Enemy That Would Destroy Form of Government CEDAR RAPIDS ary Chairman Floyd E Page key noted the republican state judicial convention here Saturday with a call to arms against the forces which would destroy our form government with its constituted aarriers against dictatorship He professed in the morning ses sion speech of the meeting to select the partys nominees to the sate su preme court to see the current is sue as one of Americanism trans cending factional and party lines for a defense of liberty By the united efforts of all lib ertyloving Americans regardless ot party and under the inspiring lead ership of the governor of a typicai prairie state we cannot fail in the November contest he predicted Will Not Be Thwarted I They will be able to discern the attempt to barter away their liberty by radical changes in government they will rise up in their might and by a decisive margin oust the enemies of a free people turn tho government back to the people and again make America safe for Americans The keynoter told of the assault he said in power are making on the basic form of government especial ly the constitution and the supreme court barriers between them and their selfish and dictatorial ambi tions Contrast Suggested Suggestinga the American systemand the situ ations in paternalistic socialistic and dictatorial governments direct ed by the will and caprices of a single man he declared Thanks to the foresight experi ence and acumen of the fathers of our constitution this loss of indi vidual rights is still impossible In America But I warn you return to of fice the present setup of misdeal crs who are doing all in their pow er to abolish the supreme court scrap the constitution and wreck the ship of state on the shoals of despotism and dictatorial power end such things may not be impos sible in America Redoubtable Fortress Page referred to the countrys highest court as a redoubtable fortress which has through all the new deal bombardment pro tected the rights of man as defin ed by the constitution In the presence of a supine rubberstamp congress and the powerloving crew which now mans the ship of state the supreme court stands as the last fortress of free and representative government As long as that court is so con stituted as to desire to follow the wise dictates of the founders of the nation and not mould the consti tution so as to judicially amend it by conforming to every socalled emergency and the whim of gov ernmental experimenters we shall remain on solid ground Roosevelts Comment Asserting that President Roose velt had sneeringly referred to the court as belonging to the horse and buggy days after it had ruled adversely on new deal legis lation Page suggested that new dealers now may be planning to enlarge the courts membership if they are returned to powei By increasing its membership he said the balance of power in the case of close decisions could be swung to the left and away from the American system and to ward dictatorial government To insure free American gov ernment free American institu tions and a free American people demands the election of a repub lican congress and a republican president and the entire republi can ticket Leaders of New Political Off Moment Move to Crush Morocco Revolt SPANISfTPLANES DROP BOMBS ON ARMYS REBELS Motor Trouble and Landing Field Lack Blamed for Crash FAIR OAKS Ind UP Motor trouble and inability to find a suit able landing field were given Satur day by Sheriff Vern Michal as prob able causes of a flaming plane crash which killed William G Lea mon 41 believed to be a mining company official of Chicago and Anaconda Mont and Mrs B M Musselman also of Anaconda The ship plunged into an oats field near here Friday night after 1 the pilot had dropped a flare ap j parcntiy seeking Irvel ground for a I landing Posing in Cleveland after announcing a political alliance Dr Fni J K Smith and the Rev Charles E Cotiglilin josh o up another ncis E Timnscnd the Rev Gerald Townsend Group Decides Not to Indorse Anybody Garner Smith to Be Sought After Convention CLEVELAND Town send national convention adopted Saturday a resolution declaring that the old age pension organiza tion shall not at any time during this campaign directly or indirect ly x x x indorse any presidential or vice presidential candidate This was the answer of the Townscnd convention to the oft asked question of which way the Townsend Family would throw its vote in November There were some few delegates who said they wanted to endorse specific presi dential candidates They obviously were much in the minority however since there were only a few scattered nos as the resolution was adopted Pension Is Uppermost A 5200 monthly pension for the aged was uppermost in the hearts and minds of the delegates Po litical ramifications of the conven tion for the most part failed to stir their interest Just before Saturdays session opened Dr Francis E Townsend leader of the movement told news men that he would press his de mand for the removal of Gomer Smith Townsend vice president after the convention was over The doctor said his feelings to ward Gomer had not changed in the slightest Dr Townsend said he was still very unhappy over the speech Gomer delivered before the convention defending President Roosevelt and the new deal admin istration Criticized Smith Coughliii Gomer Smith in a speech before the convention Thursday criticized the Rev Gerald L K Smith who claims leadership of the share the wealth movement and a Townsend director He attacked Father Charles E Coughlin of Detroit for the priests speech in which he called the president a betrayer and a liar My statement still stands that I never intend to sit on another meeting of the board of directors attended by Corner Smith the doctor said The situation still is that the board had not finally acted on the matter W H Stark 79 of Cedar Rapids Dies CEDAR RAPIDS H Stark 79 prominent in business and community enterprises here for many years died Saturday He suffered a stroke last November while working on the Red Cross an nual roll call 4 Section Hands Killed EELPRE Ohio freight train crashed into a motorized work car killing four Baltimore Ohio railroad section hands Saturday on a bridge spanning Little Hocking river west of here LOOK INSIDE CARTER GLASS Assails Government as One of Privilege ON PAGE 2 Work on Beeds Lake Hampton Nearmg End ON PAGE 14 Drivers To Be Tested in Clinic July 2728 ON PAGE 10 Forest City Wins in Slate Semipro Scrap ON PAGE H NINE KILLED AS TRAIN HITS GAR Auto Dragged 75 Feet to Trestle Bodjes Dumped Into River DUNDEE Mich Nine mem bers of two Pennsylvania families were killed Saturday when the sedan in which they wore riding was struck by an Ann Arbor pas senger train a few minutes aftei they left the home where they hat been visiting here The locomotive smashed into th automobile dragged it 7rj feet to a high trestle and hurled the bodies of the victims 3 feet into the shal low waters of the Raisin river Wreckage of the automobile burst into flames and ignited ties of the bridge but the fire was quickly ex tinguished Victims Are Identified The victims were identified as Mr and Mrs Harry Schuster and their daughters Vina 19 Anna 12 and Sandra Jean 6 months old and Mr and Mrs Sam Pisano and their daughters Betty 9 and Mary 6 The Schusters lived in Parrcll Pa and the Pisano family in Wheatland The two families had stayed over night with Schusters brother who collapsed on learning of the tra gedy Mrs Pisano and Mrs Harry Schuster were sisters Guarded by Lights The northbound train operating between Toledo and Ann Arbor smashed into the car at high speed witnesses said The crossing is guarded by signal lights but the view to the south is obscured by buildings There is a sharp rise in the highway M50 as it reaches the crossing Ray Wilson operator of a filling station nearby said the warning signal was in operation rleet of Warships Sent to Scene Fighting in Spam Denied IMIi ly TUc Ansmlalril IrrwO MADRID government announced Saturday night that a lect of warships was enroute to Spanish Morocco to crush the wide spread army revolt that broke out there early Saturday Airplanes had already been callCl nto action to blast the rebels with jombs and in Spain a number of generals and officers had been ar rested as leaders of the uprising Throughout the evening the gov ernment maintained that the revolt lad been broken and asserted lespite rumors to the contrary that the mainland had not been affected Nevertheless a communique ac knowledged that it had been forced to take radical and urgent meas ures in the interior Report Spanish Fighti Reports reaching French border points but not confirmed from any official source said there was fight in at a number of Spanish cities including Cadiz Sevilla and Bar celona Direct advices from Bar celona however said that Catalon ian city was calm Most of the bombing was at Ceuta and Melilla the ministry of the interior statement said In an official communique the government said A new criminal attack on the re public has been frustrated The gov ernment did not wish to address the country until it learned exactly what had happened and put into ef fect urgent inexorable measures to combat it Kiscs in Arms Part of the army representing Spain in Morocco has risen in arms against the republic revolting against its own country and per forming a shameful criminal act of rebellion against the legitimately constituted power The government declares that the movement has been limited ex clusively to several cities in the Moroccan protectorate zone and that no one absolutely no one on the peninsula Spain itself joined this absurd scheme On the contrary Spaniards have reacted unanimously and with pro found indignation against this shameful act which has been frus trated at birth Ilesisting Sedition The government is pleased to an nounce that heroic centers and loyal elements are resisting sedition in the military bases of the protector ate defending with honor their uni forms the prestige of the army and the authority of the republic At the present time the forces on land sea and in the air of the republic except for the absurd ex ceptions mentioned before remain faithful to the fulfillment of their duties directing themselves against the rebels to quell the shameful movement with all energy Claims Hot Wave Ended in 3 States CHICAGO rains and cooling breezes brought a def inite and welcome end to the heat wave Saturday to three states where withering temperatures in the last 15 days took a toll of more than 1800 half of a nationwide total of 4470 The states were Minnesota where 772 perished Michigan with 617 dead and Wisconsin with a death list of 469 In addition Forecaster J R Lloyd said that the worst probably was over in North Dakota where the death rate was lower but the crop damage was high No relief was in sight for South Dakota Nebraska or Kansas but elsewhere in the northwest and north central slates which swel tered for more than two weeks un der temperatures topping the hun dred mark at least temporary relief had arrived or was in prospect Corn Prices Drop Showers over many sections of the corn belt started a flood of sell ing in the Chicago pits and corn fu tures plunged downward the entire cents permitted in a days trad NORTH IOWA TO BE COOLER OVER SUNDAY REPORT Showers Fairly Heavy in Some Sections Bring Relief Copies of Monarchist Manifesto Seized by Catalon Government BARCELONA Spain Au thorities of the autonomous Cata ionian government announced Sat urday thev had seized copies of a monarchist manifesto proclaiming a state of war Barcelona was quiet as rumors spread of an armed revolt else where in Spain but there wasa cer tain tenseness generated by strict censorship Authorities said the monarchist proclamation was signed by a re tired general and monarchist lead er who would be arrested shortly To Sell Beer at Fair DES MOINES Pi city council issued the state fair board a permit to sell beer during this years state fair MOVET0BLOCK STATION DENIED Wilkinson Request for Stay on GlobeGazette Radio Permit Rejected W A S H IN G T O The com munications commission Friday de nied the request of C E Wilkinson company Inc of Mason City to stay the commissions action of July 2 granting a construction permit for a new radio station at Mason City to the GlobeGazette The Wilkinson company was one of four concerns applying for radio station at Mason City but the Wil kinson application was not heard with those of the GlobeGazette Mason City Broadcasting company and Northern Iowa Broadcasting company because it wag not filed in proper form in time Fridays action hi effect denies the Wilkinson application and con firms the award to the GlobeGa zette The call letters assigned by the commission to the new Mason City flation are KGLO permitted ng as the market opened The reak was the most severe in a houghl inspired bull market which loistcd values 30 cents a bushel in a month Cooler weather will remain in Minnesota Michigan and Wisconsin or the next three or four days at east Forecaster Lloyd predicted The heaviest rainfall in the Irought area was recorded at Mad son Wis with 31 of an inch Other points where showers fell on larchcd crops included Charleo 21 of an inch Dubuquc 06 Duluth Minn 02 La Crosse Wis 16 Rapid City S Dak 01 and Saulte Ste Marie Mich 94 Corn prices also crashed the till four cent limit in the Kansas City market At Chicago wheat price broke nearly 4 corns in sympathy with the corn values tumble Clouds Hide At Chicago St Louis Kansa City and Cincinnati in the drought heat area cloudy skies hid the sin and kept temperatures down Satur day At Milwaukee and St Paul iiowever it was clear The temperature shot up to US a Wausa Nebr Friday Weather signs yesterday pointed a hot weekend but a low prcs surc area from the Dakotas moved unexpectedly said Forecasts Lloyd Milk was raised a cent a quart in St Paul and Minneapolis Have You Read Your Newspaper 3 Where will funeral services be held for Senator Louis B Mur phy killed in an automobile crash 2 Who drew the fire of Dr F E Townscnd for an attack on Father Coughlin and the Rev Gerald K Smith at the Townsend convention 3 What did George Andrew McMahon do 4 What major league pitcher was struck in the head and knocked out by a batted ball 5 What charge was made against John S Farnsworth 6 What governor of what state was aboard a ship involved in a collision in Chesapeake bay 7 What prominent antinew deal democrat announced he would vote for Landon S Which of President Roose velts sons is the father of his seventh grandchild born the past week 9 What noted preacher died JO Alvin Karpis pleaded guilty to a part in the kidnaping of what St Paul brewer ANSWERS ON PAGE 2i nfralii outer iinloiifivlllir Minn nrest City riv Hamilton cirtlmiiil IIIMIII rlly ilce IMhrrvllfn llunrruM Hpnit I linrlM CHy tVnlrrliH Vlnlon Cllnliin Oilnr Kmiids JiirniT Most of North Iowa and South TII Minnesota was visited by ains Friday night and Saturday vhich in some sections were fair y heavy bringing wind and cool er temperatures Apparently this vas a favored section in the mid vest for little rain elsewhere was Heavy lightning accompanied the storm killing one man near Brilt causing fires which resulted ill destruction of barns and destroy ng some fields In several districts the heavy wind blew down oats in Lhc shock and did a little damage 0 corn Conler Weather Forecast The weather bureau said thun dcrshowcrs would fall in the east and south portions Saturday af ternoon or night and probably in the southeast section Sunday morn ing The forecast also called for cooler weather in the northwest section and in the northwest and north central portions Sunday The weatherman explained how ever that if the heat wave does FIRST IN 2 WEEKS The thermometer failed to hit the 100 mark by 2 p m for the first time in two weeks Satur day when a 99 reading was re corded at that hour The 8 a m temperature had been 79 and the 11 oclock reading 92 both about 10 degrees lower than the aver age for the past week FORECAST IOWA Generally fair in north west portion local thundirshow ers in east and south portions Saturday afternoon or Saturday night anil possibly ill southeast portion Sunday morning cooler in northwest and north central portions Sunday MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night and Sunday ex cept local tlinndcrshoners in the southeast Saturday afternoon or early Saturday night somewhat cooler in south and westcentral Saturday night and in the south Sunday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 1 15 Minimum in Night 71 At 8 A M Saturday Rainfall 12 Friday nights unauthorized rain brought enough moisture to Mason City to stay the adverse ef fects of two or three more days of weather The storm winch grew up suddenly in the northwest had more wind and electricity than rain But it goes to prove neverthe less that the rain formula has not been lost At 11 oclock Saturday forenoon the temperature had risen to S2 at 1 oclock it stood at BS and an hour later it was within a degree of the century mark WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO Weekly weather outlook for the period of July 1025 inclusive For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys Occasional showers during week temperature mostly near or slightly above nor mal north portion and somewhat above southern portion Postmans Holiday TORRINGTON Conn I Clarence E Kisley beginning his break up it will be gradually and that 100 degree and higher temper atures in the state are still a dis tinct possibility Death Toll Dropping The slight cooling off of the at mosphere apparently is lessening the death toll for the latest compil ation of heat deaths over the state was only 23 bringing the total heat fatalities reported since July 3 to 425 The rain and tempered mercury results the weather man said from the movement of a low pressure area into Iowa from North Dakota where it was held Friday and the day before The low now is centered between Sioux City and Omaha be explained and may move farther south and east In Barn When Struck Herman Nacskc 45 who lived in Bingham township Hancock coun ty about 10 miles northwest of Britt was killed when struck by lightning Friday evening He was standing in the door of a barn when he was struck dead Naeske who had taught school in Hancock county for nearly 20 years was unmarried Last year he bought a farm and lived there with Mr and Mrs George Lowe He was standing in the door of the barn when a bolt of lightning struck him on the head passing out through his feet No Inquest Planned Mr Lowe who was about 60 fed away picking up cobs was knock ed down by the bolt Fire startcrt in the barn but was put out before much damage resulted Coronrr Kenneth F Boughton who was called said no inquest would bs held The body of Naeske will be taken to Lohrviilc for burial A brother August resides in Eagle Grove Lightning struck a barn on the Yark Kruell farm 2i miles north west of Buffalo Center causing a fire which destroyed the structure Mr Kruell had just left the barn after milking and had reached the house when the barn was struck Other Livestock Saved One heifer was killed by the bolt but Mr Kruell succeeded in driv ing the other livestock 7 head of cows and 2 head of horses out of the structure Flames spread rap idly The Buffalo Center fire de partment was called and saved granary Wind changing from the northwest to the northeast prf fortieth year as a postal employe j vented tho house from catching nn took a day off to get away from I fire Ml of he hay and harness in it an the bain were burned He spent jiarl of his holiday ridj Buffalo Center dcclrir lights ing with the parcel postman jweie nut for about two hours after ;