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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 23, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS COPX ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 23 THIS PAPER CONSISTS CW TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 247 OPENING INSTALLMENT love isnt Importanj LOUISE CHAPTER 1 club was the noisiest spotinDetroit Gay thought It was fun though This was week as check girl at the Prat chartrain and she loved te ra c ii The hubbub and confusion The continual procession of men and wo aser passinc through the lobby k aaU arrogant in their evening v Ever though you weren t or i yourself it was exciting if ca the sidelines looking on one reaped or cared that watchIce She stood behind ihe cieci counter a demure slim lisrure ir her gray silk uniform your check The cisraret lighter out of your pocket Certaiaiy Just a minute miss and in vosw tried to her a tip Gay Bushed He must be a new member csomeones guest sorry to accent tips UK tie sase not Thank ou Tie isir flushed a little tanned bronze of his dark eyes were smiling a her Alrnos as though friends Gay thought walked toward the elevators self in the mirror over the wash stand In brief pink teddy with blond hair unpinned and rippling over her shoulders Gay was ar restingly pretty But her con sciousness of this only heightened her mood of stormy rebellion What good did it do her to be pretty No one seemed to notice That one man tall bronzed young man with smiling dark eyes Hed seemed interested But then hed gone on upstairs probably forgotten her com f It was maddening And hoped that working at the Pontchartrain club shed meet some attractive men immediately Well she was meeting them all Gay winced half laughing herself The trouble was they were seeing her across the barrier of a counter She wasnt a human being to the men who came into lie dub she was just the check girl Gay looked around the dressing room hating it Why did it have to be so ugly Why wasnt it like the adorable pink and silver pow der room upstairs How different down here in the TORNADO HITS NORTH IOWA G O P Leaders Called Reactionary Gav came abruptly back to earth A ir green georget was tap girl fretted iiuyv MI bu before he car he looked basement Faded linoleum un back and smiled again at her A curtajnecj windows battered fur ciarnnng friendly half niture Oh well Gay shrugged crossing the room to the locker where she kept her street clothes While you were poor you had to accept ugliness as pan of your life but if you were pretty and smart you didnt need to stay poor forever And at that the dressing room at the Pontcbartrain was no uglier than any of the other places to which she was accustomed The furnished flat that she shared at present with Jean Briggs wasnt much better And back home in Traverse City where Gay had lived with relatives since the death on tie counter rw the are waiting for me up checked tie gold brocade with racing fingers Yes rciss Im so 15 minutes more Then the check qirl Jean Briggs would on dutv Gay realized sudden that her aras ached Funny you KRASCHEL notice you were tired was rude or impatient till J9 rule or iivcu of wraps on the check of her own parents things had jyizter seemed never to diminish Overcoats with gloves dripping the pockets it waa raining outside the dismal sleet March Gorgeous fur coats fy jackets of ermine Fragile with lox or sable trim Gay had to work fait to keep lipped each garment care luHvoD to a banger handling Ihe wraps caressingly What it be like to own adorable thirsgs like these to snuggle your ckn into soft or silver fox or chinchilla Would she Gay Eiwell ever have such luck as to marry a rich man who would buy woiiierful furs for her Why cot If you were you met somebody with money and piayed your cards Hows it going kid Too busy to look around Gay knew Jean Briggs had arrived friendly Jean with her bright red hair and goodnatured smiie Gay answered cheerfully Every things just fine The other girl set to work mov ing with the automatic precision that comes from long practice Better scram while you have the she advised Theres no particular rush Til help hang these What a pal Jeans whisper was filled with mock admiration How come youre not in a hurry to get away No heavy date to night You know perfectly well I havent any date for tonight or any other night cried Gay re sentfully She and Jean were close friends they shared a tiny fur nished apartment and there were no secrets between them All Ive got to look forward Gay went on is chop suey supper and a movie which Ill pay for out of my own Both girls kept their voices carefully lowered Jean handed a check over the counter and in a momentary lull of work stared curiously at Gay You sound kind of sour Dont you like the movies any more Theres a swell one at the Para mount Gay hesitated then words came in a torrent Id like to have some real fun for a change Here it is Saturday night and you know I have that darling new dress and hat Ive never even worn yet But what of it Where can I go Her voice rose Look at all these other girls the ones who come in here I mean Having dinner parties going to the the ater doing all sorts of things It isnt fair Why should they have everything while you and Soft pedal Somebodyll hear you Another group of dinner guests had sauntered across the lobby and were flinging wraps and over on the counter While Jean handed out the checks Gay got her locker keys and hurried away Downstairs in the helps dress ing room she slipped off her uni form and stood frowning at her1 been lots worse She grimaced now as she re called the ramshackle frame house built close to the railroad tracks on the outskirts of town The dirt and untidiness The constant wail ing of children Aunt Sophie and Uncle Fred hadnt liked it very much when she left to go to De troit They thought she ought to be perfectly satisfied there with them working all day as typist at the lumber company then coming to help with housework After all weve done for you Aunt Sophie had cried indignant ly I should think youd be ashamed Youve got a good job and a good home here with us What more do you want There was so much more she wanted Gay hadnt even tried to tell them for they would have thought shed gone crazy So she said nothing simply made her plans with the ruthless cleareyed determination of modern youth and when she had enough money put aside to finance herself she had packed her suitcase and taken the train to Detroit To Be Continued LOOK INSIDE JOSE GXRAL PERE1RA Spains Socialist Premier British Ship Fires on Spanish Rebel Planes ON PAGE 2 Flames in Fire Truck Near Goodell Put Out ON PAGE 12 Pope Pius Displeased at Coughlin Activities ON PAGE 10 KRASCHEL ASKS PROGRESSIVES TO QUIT PARTY Hits Enemy Platform in State Democratic Keynote DISTRICT CAUCUSES PAGE 2 DES MOINES G Kraschei assailed Iowa republican leadership as stand pat and reac tionary and in vited thousands of progressive republicans to walk out on the party at the polls in a keynote ad iress prepared Cor delivery at the democratic state convention here Thursday Kraschei dem acratic candidate governor criticized the re publican state platform plank Jlby plank The clause which drew his most heated condemnation was a declaration of disclosure of graft and corruption in high That is a falsehood and a slan der which I dont propose to ignore now or during the he Kraschei called the republican plank pledginga 25 per cent reduc tion in Iowa taxes and continued Nominee for Senate I yield to no man in a desire to accomplish that end but I am not going to travel up and down the state of Iowa and promise an im possible thing merely for the pur pose of attracting The convention meeting Thursday was to choose a nominee for the two years remaining in the term of United States Senator Louis Mur phy of Dubuque killed last week in sn automobile accident In addi tion it was to adopt a state platform and select a nomi nee for attorney general the race being undecided in the primaries In his criticism of republican lead ership Kraschei charged they have made the indictment an instrument of political warfare In one instance the supreme court invalidated the long and ex pensive work of a grand jury be cause the republican prosecutor in charge thereof accepted money on the side from another prominent re publican leader to bring in unjusti fied indictments Appeals for Facts These same political schemers went into the republican convention and put over a plank alleging that all their baseless charges were true xxx I appeal to the fairness of all party leaders and all candidates to confine their statements to recorded facts or brand them as personal After describing the republican leadership as reactionary Kraschei said the democratic party in Iowa has successfully repulsed the at tempt of standpat influences to dominate He called the republican state convention held two weeks ago a typical standpat convention with nothing left for the delegates to do but listen to speeches and place their rubber stamp endorsement on a set of resolutions that xxx did not contain a single direct positive declaration of any Refers to Dickinson He referred to a convention speech of Senator L J Dickinson in which the republican senator described the campaign as a foot ball game and the republican team as having John Hamilton at right end Harrison Spangler at left end and Governor Landon carrying the ball I thought Dickinson and Wilson were to be on that Kraschei said referring to State Senator George Wilson republican nominee for governor Whoever heard of any Iowa cam paign of any responsible political party basing their claims for elec tion upon the personality of their national committeeman the nation al chairman and the presidential candidate There are thousands of progres sive republicans in Iowa who wish that they had some other players the Old Age Pension Following his attack on the re publican tax reform proposals the TTteWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Tlnirs day night and Friday somewhat cooler Thursday night and ittv ex treme east Friday MINNESOTA Generally fair in south somewhat unsettled in North Thursday night day possibly local in northwest Friday cooler in ex treme east and extreme south Thursday night warmer in north west Friday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday Minimum in Night At 8 A M Thursday Rainfall 99 66 75 Trace Rain and hail were close enough to Mason City Wednesday afternoon and evening to give Mason City a delightful cooling off But only a ew drops of rain fell on this com munity At 11 oclock Thursday forenoon the mercury had risen to 92 lieutenant governor made the fol owing declaration I believe in an adequate old age pension I believe in a tax preference on county and city homesteads and I believe in sales and income tax with which to pay the Kraschei said that at the republi can convention Wilson promised to wage a militant campaign to the end that Iowa will retafce its place in the republican ranks in November of Does Candidate Wilson think 1932 than it does in 1936 Kraschei asked Sees FaJrmers Criticized The business of tjaong business men through bankruptcy or re ceivership the business of acting as attorney for receivers and the busi ness of foreclosing farm mortgages might have made the big city law yers feel more natural in 1932 but I cant believe there is a single coun try lawyer country banker mer chant or farmer who ever felt na tural on two dollar hogs and eight cent The lieutenant governor said that when the republican party criticizes the present agricultural program it is not criticizing democrats but farmers If the republicans of Iowa wish to destroy themselves by fighting the farmers program it is their privilege But I would rather see them join the democratic party in pledging allegiance to a farmercon trolled farmerdirected and farmer managed agricultural Would Continue FCA He urged continuing the farm credit administration which he said will prevent farmers from becoming victims of financiers Kraschei said he was the first candidate or official to pledge himself to a farmto market road program and I con gratulate the republicans upon in dorsing my Regarding republican platform pledges to protect Iowa industries particularly coal Kraschei said It is a bit late for the republicans of Iowa to claim credit for protect ing the Iowa coal industry in view of the records of their past adminis Discussing conservation he urgec state sponsorship of a program to encourage owners of land undergo ing erosion to seed blue grass am create enough pasture to raise the million feeder cattle we annually buy from the western Would Save 4 Million He said the program would save yearly freight charges and make the cattle raising industry independent of other states The lieutenant governor praised the federal governments rural elec trification program which he said promises immense benefits to mil lions of people A republican plank on the ngh to use and control property honest ly he said sounds like i might have been written by an utrt ity The strikingthing about both the state and national republican he said is their utter lack of concern about the thing that move the common man toda in America They find faultwith what we have done in that direc tion and promise nothing as a sub stitute Hoover and Landon Hoover Landon Hearst the Lib erty league Spangler Dickinson and Wilson have at no time been at inspiration for those hard presset citizens who have been victimized Wind and Hail Damage North Iowa Farms OTHER NORTH IOWA STORM PICTURES ON WHERE TORNADO DEPPEDDebrfs including the roof of a barn Is shown here scattered farm of W H Nicholson near Rudd In the center is a threshing machine overturned by a tornado me machine had been prepared to begin operations Thursday CORN FIELD AFTER HAtLHarry Sondergaard Cerro Gordo county supervisor is shown above by hail to a corn field on the farm of Alfred Ingebretsen four and a half miles southeast of Thornton NO ONE INJURED FARM BUILDINGS CROPS DAMAGED leavy Losses From Hail Near Thornton Rudd and Osage Wind and hail destroyed thous nds of acres of crops in North owa late Wednesday and a survey f property damage made Thursday Iso revealed heavy losses from the vinds which struck scattered ions No one was reported uvjur d although many buildings were orn down by tornadoes A tornado leveled many buildings etween Rudd and Floyd and hail n that same vicinity caused much avoc Severe losses in the vicin ties of Thornton and Swaledale vere reported At Osage where ainf all measured inches crops vere laid down in a wide swath by and hail and a small tornado aused damage The extreme violence of the torm in some sections was pe in that on farms a short dis ance away winds were not intense nd precipitation negligible Demolished Buildings Businessmen S Thornton esti mated the damage of hail and wind 0 farms in that vicinity to close to The storm which struck this sec ion at oclock Wednesday eve ing demolished farm buildings mowed down hundreds of acres of orn and damaged other crops Several buildings on the farm of 0 J Gross four miles southeast of hornton were demolished These ncluded a large hog house a corn rib containing 500 bushels of corn a shop and other smaller buildings The roof was off the west side of toe cattle shed and the windmill tied in 1 knot Cattle were badly scratched rom flying debris and numerous chickens killed Trees Twisted Off Trees on the Gross farm as well as n other farm places and in Thorn on were twisted off by the wind enings storm Lock Photos Kayenay Engravings and enslaved by the reactionary pro gram of greed Every business chart and market report even the employment rec ords xxx clearly indicate that business recovery steadily marches on All of this has been accomplished in spite of devastating droughts The haunting fear of misery of those not yet gainfully employed and those in the declining years of old age is rapidly giving way to hope and confidence Who dares challenge our record of achieve ment Above all the din of campaign battle we must constantly keep the two farm relief and intelligent social the poles of our Fall Downstairs Fatal HUMBOLDT Nelson 84 retired Rolfe Iowa farmer died of injuries suffered when he feil downstairs GENERALLY FAIR WEATHER SEEN Iowa to Be Cooler Friday Showers in State Vary in Amounts DES MOINES skies cleared Thursday morning and the weatherman forecast generally fair weather after a night of showers and damaging windstorms in north ern and eastern Iowa He predicted somewhat cooler weather could be expected Thurs day night and Friday The showers were scattered and varied widely in amount of mois ture Osage measured of an inch over most of Winnesbiek coun ty the first real rain in 60 days At Cedar Falls a heavy windstorm blew down trees and halted street car service for a time Other rain reports included Dubuque 30 Davenport Charles City 04 Eldora Hampton M Marshalltown New Hampton 05 Oelwein Waukon 09 Waverly 50 Tipton Waverly and West Unio all reported hailstorms Inwoods 109 was Wednesday top temperature for the state Sev era other points reported 100 plus readings The weatherman said tempera tures probably would hold to 100 or lower in most of the state Thurs day with like maximums Friday 04 50 50 08 SLIVER IN CHICKEN RUDD A chicken on the W H Nicholson farm near Rudd was one of the survivors of the tornado Thursday morn ing it was walking around the yard with a 4 inch eliver in its body apparently unconcerned Fire Damage CHEROKEE origina ting in the old Illinois Central ice house destroyed the building and damaged the A R Lobmis produce house before it was brought under control that accompanied the heavy fall of rain and hail Mr Gross was in the shop when the storm struck and tore down the building that shel tered him While a heavy rain fell over an ex tended area in the southwest part of he county and adjoining counties the hail was confined to a stretch of several miles east of Thornton starting about 2 miles north of Thornton and extending almost to Swaledale to the east and crossing the Franklin county line toward Sheffield Corn Badly Shredded The corn beaten and shredded by hail which in places was three inch es deep smelled liks newly cut silage Thursday morning as farmers and townspeople drove about mak ing a survey of the situation To what extent oats in shock was damaged by the hail remained to be seen That much of the oats was beaten into the ground was the gen eral opinion of farmers Clover fields soybeans and other crops were also destroyed or badly dam aged Many farm buildings near Greene were demolished by heavy winds accompanied by some hail The path of the storm was about 5 miles wide east of Greene Buildings Torn Down A tornado demolished all build ings except the house on the W N Nihcoison farm 4 miles east and two miles south or Rudd and ap parently caused some damage to other farms Heavy hail and wind damage to other farms and cropa between Floyd and Rudd was re ported At the Nicholson farm which is owned by the Equitable Life Insur ance company a granary barn hog house chicken house turned the foundation of the house was twisted a tree fell over a tractor and a large threshing machine which to start its run Thursday was overturned In Bam at Time Boards from the barn werw thrust through the and plas tering in the house was damaged considerably Nicholson and his son Arthur were in the barn when it was demolished but they were not injured Ths heaviest storm struck tins farm about 5 oclock and a storm at sight completed the damage ;