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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - July 26, 1934, Mason City, Iowa North Iowas DAILY PAPER Edited for the Home THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION YOL XL TOTE CENTS A COPV ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA THURSDAY JULY 26 1934 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 248 AUSTRIA MOVES TO CRUSH NAZIS GOVERNORGIVES REPORT TOTUNE OF DEMO CHEERS Ed Dunn Introduced as Man Elected and Counted Out COMMITTEES ON PAGE 3 DES MOINES July 26 Cheering yelling and singing dele gates to Iowas stata democratic convention today gave their ap proval to Gov Clyde L Herrings report of his new deal administra tion More than a thousand delegates filled the main floor of Shrine audi torium and there was an overflow crowd to the balcony Third district delegates deprived of their seats by nondelegates sat on steps leading to the platform The crowd listened intently and applauded each item listed by the governor as his record of economy shifting of taxesfrom real estate and farm aid Iowa Corn Song But at the end of the address the hand and pipe organ struck up the Iowa corn song The crowd rose yelled and cheered for several min utes and joined in loud singing Cries of hooray for Herring horray for Roosevelt were heard The band struck up Sidewalks of New York favorite of democratic Al Smith and the delegates shouted out the words Quiet was restored for a few min utes and Governor Herring conven tionkejjnpter stepped to the speak stand to present Mason City Elected But Counted Out I to present to you a man was elected governoronceand then counted out Governor Her ring said The organ sounded a deep bass theme of introduction and the crowd broke into cheering again as Dunn came to the platform to begin his address Before Governor Herring began his address Democratic State Chairman E J Fueling of New Hampton called to the platform prominent officers and leaders of the party Among them were Lieut Gov N G Kraschel elected permanent chairman of the convention state officers Congressmen Guy Gillette and Otha Wearin and Federal Judge J Sullivan of New York and formerly of Creston Refers to Gas Tax Governor Herring added briefly to his prepared speech a reference to rewriting by the legislature of the state gasoline tax law Were getting the money now the governor said and were get ting money back from those who took it away under the old law A check for 575000 in past due gas tax collections recently was paid by one gasoline dealer Herring said One employe in the state treas urers office under the preceding ad ministration Governor Herring as serted stole in gasoline tax collections from the state We didnt get that money back But hes at Anaraosa reformatory if youwant to see him The delegates applauded Band on Street The democrats carried their con vention beyond the auditorium itself On a downtown street a Band was stationed The band carried placards announcing the convention and as Tom to Pase Column 4 TfoWeather FORECAST IOWA Generally fair Thurs day night and Friday some what cooler in south portion Thursday night MINNESOTA Generally fair Thursday night and Friday somewhat warmer Friday in west portion LOCAL STATISTICS GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Thursday morning Maximum Wednesday 95 Minimum in Night 65 At 8 A M Thursday 67 Rainfall 03 of an Inch The slight rain of Wednesday forenoon and early Thursday morn ing was the first to fall on Mason City since July 18 Thursday opened opened cool with likely looking rain clouds obscuring the sun 4 Italian Divisions Ordered to Austrian Front DemoRecord as Outlined by Governor DES MOINES July 26 record of Iowas first democratic administration in 40 years listed by Gov Clyde L Herring NEW DEAL BENEFITS To Iowa agricul tural adjustment administration paid within 60 days by Feb 1 corn loans administered by Iowa department of agriculture 000 farm credit administration long time mortgage refinancing for creosote and other chinch bug war materials one third entire federal grant to vari ous states went to Iowa for feeding and purchasing cattle in drought areas General appro priations to counties for which no legislation hag taken place and no county is obligated for a dollar civilian conservation corps wages to unemployed sub sistence materials pub lic works grants and loans 000 outright road grants unem ployment relief project 000 Home Owners Loan corpora tion to town and city home own ers long time loans Total STATE GOVERNMENT Seven million dollar reduction in cost of state government Refunded 16 millions in highway bonds to avoid additional property tax at interest saving of cash premium profit on bonds Vortgage moratorium by which manythousands of Iowa avoided eviction and were given an opportunity to retain their farms until through national legislation they could be refinanced Passed SF 111 which protected depositor and stockholder alike by preventing receiverships and forced sales of securities upon a demoral ized market Passed budget and finance con trol act which provides that the governor through the comptroller may have a positive check upon ex penditures S Point Tax Plan Provided property tax replace ment by the three point revenue measure which compels each and every resident of Iowa to pay some thing toward the cost of govern ment Includes income tax corp oration tax and sales tax Legalized 32 beer one of the first steps toward true temper ance Passed state liquor control act Liquor can never be controlled so long as private profit can be made from its sale Perhaps after ex perience we shall find that the new law also can be improvedIf so I shall be the first to recommend such changes Ratified federal child labor amendment Enacted old age assistance act under which the fear of depend ence and want in old age has been erased from the minds of thou sands of our elderly citizens KRASCHEL CITES NEW DEAL WORKS Enumerates Iowa Benefits From Corn Loans Corn Hog Money DES MOINES July 26 Lieut Gov Nelson G Kraschel per manent chairman of the democratic state convention here asserted to day his partys determination to carry the new deal into every hamlet and township of Iowa Enumerating Iowas benefits from the national recovery program corn loans cornhog money emerg ency relief and drought appropria tions Kraschel said The new deal is just as import ant in state and county as it is the nation over Therefore our slogan shall he carry the new deal into ery hamlet and township in Iowa Attacks G O p Platform The lieutenant governor attacked the republican state platform adopt ed last week as full of petty crit icisms charged that it failed to offer constructive ideas and termed be republican convention an af ternoons matinee Apparently they admit that the reconstruction program is all right Kraschel said of the republi Torn to Page 7 Column 1 4000 SOLDIERS TAKE OVER RULE Warring Factions Fail to Settle Strike of Truck Drivers MINNEAPOLIS July 26 Four thousand national guardsmen were ordered to place Minneapolis under military rule today by Gov Floyd B Olson after warring fac tions in the truck drivers strike failed to agree on final peace plans submitted them by federal media tors The martial rule decree at p m central standard time fol lowed by about an hour the accept ance of the peace plan by the Driv ers union No 574 and a reply from the employers advisory committee accepting some terms with reserva tions but rejecting the wage scale suggested by the Rev Francis Haas and E H Dunnigan mediators Brig Gen E A Walsh was im mediately appointed by the gover nor as commander of the troops who will move into the city in force immediately Some 800 already were inside the boundaries of Minneapolis while the balance of the 4000 men were stationed at the fair grounds adjacent to the city limits and other points nearby Posses Scour Hill Country for Seven Fugitives From Jail GREENVILLE S Car July 26 early today were scour ing this semimountainous country for four of seven convicts who escaped from the Greenville county jail here late last night after over powering Jailer E E Moser Three of the fugitives were recaptured a short time after the daring delivery the convicts remaining at large were reported to be armed with two pistols with which they made their escape Moser alone at the time of the break was slightly injured in a scuffle with the convicts SHOT IN HIS CELL MERCURY AGAIN NORMAL IN IOWA Heavy Rain in Northeast Part of State Heat Death Toll Is 75 Temperatures in North Iowa and Southern Minnesota Thursday re turned to normal for the first time since the intense heat wave engulf ed these sections eight days ago Showers were reported in several sections Deaths from the heat in Iowa mounted to 75 Iowas new lake region ap peared Thursday morning between Decorah and Burroak following a deluge at oclock Barnyards were flooded and rushing streams ponds and lakes sprung up as if by magic over the landscape The soil soon absorbed the moisture how ever In the vicinity of Harmony Minn rain was reported at 3 oclock Thursday morning 1215 Dead in U S The nations heat deaths number ed 1215 Unofficial tabulations showed these death figures by states for the entire period of the present tor rid blast Missouri 330 Illinois 316 Ohio 127 Nebraska 60 Minnesota 32 and South Dakota 7 Of the Illinois dead 98 perished Wednesday in Chicago alone includ ng 12 aged wards of the county at he Oak Forest infirmary where 31 have died since Sunday Dies Here of Heat Frederick William Lovell 62 lleveland Ohio who died late Wed nesday in Mason City from heat jrostration will be buried in Cleve and He had been visiting his broth erinlaw Remley J Glass 218 Fourth street northeast for two days and had been ill from the heat all that time Showers varying from a trace to generous showers were reported Wednesday Iowa Falls received 34 of an inch Charles City 32 Forest 06 Estherville 03 Dubuque Turn to rase 4 Column 5 Dr Anton Kmtelen minister to Kdme and nazi ceed Chancellor Dollfuss was shot Iiftos cell afew hours af ter his arrest following the fail ure of the Austrian putsch It was said he committed suicide Widow of Slain Chancellor Flies Back to Vienna Frau Dollfuss Leaves Two Children in Italy With Mussolini Family VIENNA July 26 Dollfuss recalled from her vacation in Italy by the assassination of her husband arrived here by airplane today She went immediately to a pri vate apartmentin the inner city near the chancellery and then visit ed the room in Ballhausplatz where her husbands body guarded by four soldiers lay in state President Wilhelm Miklas was there to express to the widow the sympathy of the Austrian govern ment Outwardly calm Frau Dollfuss thanked Miklas and then asked to be left alone with the body of the slain chancellor Unaccompanied she stood for some time beside the bier Rumors that she had suffered an apoplectic stroke were denied Children With Mnssolinis RICCIONE Italy July 26 Premier Mussolini bestowed his per sonal care upon Mme Dollfuss who was prostrated by news of the as sassination of her husband II Duce who was to have engaged in a political conference with the Austrian chancellor here this week Titm lo Page 4 Column 2 ILDUCE ARRIVES IN ROME ARMY IS HELD READY Atmosphere of Calmness Replaces Excitement of Wednesday ROME July 26 high offi cial of the foreign office told The Associated Press a movement to day of Italian troops toward the Austrian frontier constitutes an affirmation directed at Germany that Italy will nottolerate foreign interference in Austrias domestic affairs Four army divisions each with a strength of about 8000 men have been ordered to points along the Austrian frontier it was stated by an official communique issued late today Premier Benito Mussolini arrived in Rome today after a fast dash from Riccione All branches of the military ser vice were held ready for action at any time and it was pointed out that an estimated 75000 men have for some time been stationed close tc the Austrian border To Foreign Office On arriving here Mussolini went immediately to the foreign office where he had a long conference with Undersecretary Suvich An atmosphere of calmness had replaced the exictement of yester day Premier Mussolini had assured Chancellor Starhemberg fcf Austria by teIegrarri today that Italy will defend Austrian independence even more strenuously in these excep tional and difficult times Mussolinis message was sent as wartime sentiments came to the fore in Italy long opposed to a union of Germany and Austria Troops in the north were ordered ready to march on short notice Saddened by Tragedy The tragic end of Chancellor Dollfuss saddened me profoundly Mussolini telegraphed Starhemberg who is leader of the fascist home guard I was bound to him by ties of personal friendship and by identical political points of view I have al ways admired his capacities as a statesman his simple probity his great courage The independence of Austria for which he fell is a principle which has been defended and will be de fended byItaly yet more strenu ously in these exceptional and dif ficult times Disdain for Peril Chancellor Dollfuss served the people from whom he came with absolute disinterestedness and dis dain for peril His memory will be honored not only by Austria but everywhere in the civilized world which has already with its moral condemnation struck at those per sons directly and indirectly respon sible for this deed Please receive an expression of my condolences which interpret the unanimous sentiment of execration and mourning of the Italian people Signed Mussolini NEW CHANCELLOR Prince Ernst von Starhem vice chancellor Thursday afternoon succeeded Chancellor Dollfuss as the chief of the Austrian government Germany Keeps Neutral Course Frontier Closed Minister to Austria Called Home lor Unauthorized Intervention BERLIN July 26 officially maintained a strict neu tral course today struggling to steer clear of any implication in the Austrian nazi uprising The German minister to Austria Herr Rieth was recalled for his un authorized intervention in Vienna and the AustroGerman frontier was closed The recall of Rieth was regarded as highly indicative of how anxious Germany is in view of her difficult oreign position to assure the world that the third reich is not involved n the Austrian situation In the same light was regarded he official announcement that the border has been closed to all politi cal fugitives from Austria The Reith recall however was arther interpreted as a move to pro vide Chancellor Hitler with first hand accounts of the Austrian utsch There has been no indication as to whether Rieth is being blamed for his intervention or for marking ermany as beingconnected with he uprising A brief government communique was issued today emphasizing only that the minister acted without the consent of the government in con ducting the negotiations which end ed the siege1 of the chancellery Believe Nazi Cause Given Death Blow Britain France and Italy See No Need for Action LONDON July 26 au thoritative British source said to day that the governments of Great Britain France and Italy were con vinced that no new action by the ihree powers to defend Austrian ndependence was necessary This source said the governments named felt assured that a death blow had been dealt the nazi move ment in Austria by the action of theAustrian nazis yesterday Serves Veiled Warning PARIS July 26 Doumergue served a veiled warning of Frances determination to safe uard Austrias independence gainst a nazi revolution today in a telegram of condolences for the as sassination of Chancellor Dollfuss Louis Barthou foreign minister it was understood told the Aus trian charge daffaires that France would not tolerate a nazi revolution in Vienna The outbreak of such a revolt foreign circles here said would be a signal for overtures to England Italy and the little entente to de termine what joint measures could be taken France however has no desire to conduct any lone adventure with Austria and is eagerly watching Londons attitude Barthou sent the Austrian gov ernment a telegram of condolences for the assassination of Chandello Dollfuss Although a text was hot immediately available it was un derstood the message lacked the positive tone of a message by Mus solini Premier Gaston Doumergue was alarmed at the situation and con sulted Barthou and Gen Victor Dcnain minister of air End of Move Seen WASHINGTON July 26 The end of the nazi movement in Austria as a result of the assassi nation of Chancellor Dollfuss was forecast today oy Edgar L G Prochnik the Austrian minister upon his return to Washington Refuse Stock Shipments DES MOINES July 26 stock consigned to the Chicago stockyards will not be accepted from shippers or connecting raiiroads it was announced by Iowa freight agents Because of the union yards strike and embargo shipments there will be made nly direct to packers when consigned Roosevelt Keeps Watch on Situation in Silence ABOARD CRUISER NEW OR LEANS WITH PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT July 26 dent Roosevelt watches in silence the European situation revolving about the assassination of Chancel lor Engelbert Dollfuss of Austria Last minute developments are constantly relayed to him by wire less as the cruiser Houston carries him on his unprecedented presiden tial journey to Americas far flung insular outposts Likewise he is kept in intimate touch with official Washington He completed the new railroad retirement board today with the appointment of John T Williamson of Chicago and Lee M Eddy of St Louis The three man board which will administer the new pension act is headed by Murray Latimer of Washington D C who was named last week Roosevelt approached Honolulu harbor early today for the culmina tion of his combination vacation and inspection trip enthused by his re ception in Hilo and Kailu as the first president of the United States to visit the Hawaiian islands As the Houston and New Orleans cruised leisurely toward Oahu island the presidents program had him up early for a busy two and a half days in Honolulu He boarded the Houston last night at Hilo with three lets about his neck a happy smile testifying to his appreciation of the reception given him 12 MISSING IN STORMS WAKE Texas Gulf Coast Residents Trapped by Gale That Lashed Area HOUSTON Tex July 26 Twelve persons were missing today in the wake of which lashed a a tropical storm 100 mile stretch along the Texas gulf coast causing untold crop and property damage Pitching a mighty tidal wave six miles inland the 80 mile gale trapped residents of the area dis rupted communication lines smashed fishing craft and battered buildings Early estimates placed damage to the cotton crop alone at several millions of dollars The tidal wave 15 miles in length was reported by old residents to be the worst since the great wave of the disaster in 1875 It flooded Sargent and at Freeport rose 10 feet Outlying sections of the city were flooded when the levee broke in five places Deny Law Exemptions DES MOINES July 26 Ex emptions of 530000 from provisions of the BeattyBennett law asked by the Sioux City school board in 1934 levy were denied by state comptrol ler Charles Murtagh SUSPECT LEAPS OUT OF WINDOW Man Questioned on Part in Dillinger Case Takes His Own Life CHICAGO July 26 0 the office of the federal bureau of investigation for questioning in connection with the Dillinger case James Probasco 67 year old West side resident committed suicide today by jumping from a nineteenth floor window to the alley below S P Cowley in charge of the bu reau in the absence of Melvin H Purvis said the government had been informed that it was in Pro bascoshome at 2509 North Craw ford avenue that Dillinger had his face lifting operation performed Body Hit Pavement No one could be found who wit nessed the leap but the body struck the pavement at the mouth of the alley near Adams street It narrow ly missed a pedestrian R J Lam bert of suburban Maywood who was stained with Probascos blood The body was badly mangled Crowley said Homer Van Meter ace machine gunner for the Dillin ger gang also had a face lifting op eration performed at the Probaco home He said the physician who performed the operations had not yet been taken but that the gov ernment agents were after him Left Alone In Room Agents had gone to Probascos home this morning and he accom panied them without objections Crowiey said He was left alone in a room facing the alley for a few minutes before the questioning was to begin The next thing the agents knew was a report that a man had leaped to his death the body striking the court of the Rookery historic Chi cago office building HUNDREDS FLEE BEFORE TROOPS TO YUGOSLAVIA ivil War Continues as von Starhemberg Is Made Chancellor By WADE WERNER Copyright 1034 by the Associated Press VIENNA July 26 new Austrian government today smashed at the nazis who yester day assassinated Chancellor Bngel ert Dollfuss driving armed rebel orces out of the province of Styria nto Yugoslavia Government troops marched into Ratggersburg Styria without op rosition in the late afternoon after he nazis who had held the town for 24 hours decided their cause was lost Hundreds of nazis fled across the bridge Into Yugoslavia and surrend ered to the authorities there Fighting continued elsewhere in he province however and 15 men of the government forces alone are known to be dead Trouble In Tyrol Fighting was continuing from Donawitz to Ausee Fears of further trouble in the Tyrol were revealed by an appeal to all able bodied former officers and soldiers to place themselves at the disposal of auxiliary troops At Judenburg Styria a railroad bridge was dynamited Armed federal men patrolled Vienna today But there was desul tory fighting and a number were killed At the head of the jrovermrienfr was Prince Ernest von Starhem berg tall nobleman and leader of the fascist heimwehr allied in ideals end friendships to the fascists of Italy He was appointed chancellor by President Wilhelm Miklas Everywhere was expressed ru mors and fears for the peace of Europe as a result of the stirring events of yesterday and today Armed men were everywhere ir a strenuous effort to maintain order Carry on Work As his first statement as chief of he cabinet Prince von Starnem berg said only that the government jolicy will be to carry on the work negun by Dollfuss The first act of the cabinet when t met under its new leader was to yote authorization for appropriate inancial measures for the future welfare of Dollfuss widow and his wo children 5 year old Eva and 4 fear old Rudolf Then the cabinet declared the cre ation of a special military court to ry the offenders in yesterdays jutschwhen a group of nazis storm ed the chancellery and killed the countrys leader The court will con ist of four officers one of the civil ruard and three of the army the lighest ranking of whom will pre side Will Act Sternly The government it was indicated vill act sternly against the killers f its former leader but apart from his punishment it was indicated that one of the subjects of most Turn to Fase 4 Column 8 Have Any Ants Here is another government bul etin covering an important house hold control and de struction of house and lawn ants It goes thoroughly into the prob etn describing the kinds of ants with pictures and telling what to lo about them This booklet should be in every lome for if ants arent bothering ou now there is no telling when hey will This coupon is for your order Till it in carefully and inclose 4 cents in coin to cover handling and ostage Use this coupon Towan Takes Poison FAIRFIELD July 26 Lloyd Caviness 34 of Fairfield died last night after taking poison She is survived by her husband and three children The GlobeGazette Information Bureau Frederic J Haskin Director Washington D C I inclose herewith 4 cents in coin carefully wrapped for a copy of 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