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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 22, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII VIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICED MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY JUNE 22 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 219 Republicans Show Gains Blunders of Farley Helpful to Cause of G 0 P Bv CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O N CPA Ever since about the middle of the Cleveland c o n vention the re publican pa r t y has been gaining steadily in strength C o r r e spond ingly the demo crats have been losing It is still too soon to say that the republicans have gained enough to have a bright prospect of winning next N o v e m b er or that the democrats have lost eixnigh to be in serious danger of defeat at the polls However republican gams ana democratic losses cant go on much longer at their present respective rates without beginning to give at least a 5050 look to the coming election Hamilton Energetic Republican strategy and publicity are recognized by republicans themselves as having been perfect ly terrible under Henry P Flet chers chairmanship of the GO P national committee If John D Hamilton Fletchers successor can keep up the lick with which he has started he promises to be a wonder as campaign man ager for Governor Landon On the opposite hand democratic publicity as directed by Chairman James A Farley who has been sup posed to be superastute appears to have gone completely haywire with in the last two or three weeks Reference to Landon Farleys reference to Landon as a coneity from a typical prairie state was the democrats first con spicuous bad break The speech in which the post master general indulged in this slur at the west was written by Charles Michelson chief of the pub licity staff Now Charley Michel son is agood but Gov ernor Landon obviously isnt easily smearable Also Charley while a capable newspaperman is unac quainted with the west VVell he wrote the typical prairie state speech Farley as dycdinthcwool a Manhattan Islander as Michelson but a little more conscious of his provincialism tiian Charley submit ted the thing to Presidential Private Secretary Stephen Early wno knows his stuff Early promptly edited the contemptuous western references out of the speech Mutil ated as it was by Early Farley didnt know exactly how to deliver it and resubmitted it to Michelson Flies Into Rage Charley thereupon flew into a rage and edited the excised lines back in Farley spoke as per Michelson Thereupon Steve Early called the postmaster general on the longdis tance phone and reproached him bit terly They say he spoke of him as baldheaded and that he used other uncomplimentary terms which wouldnt look well in print Farley returning to Washington tried to make his peace with Early but couldnt do it There is a rift in the democratic Kite a foot wide A Blow at Farley Then Farley issued his statement following the republican convention poking further fun at Landon as of no consequence and at the republi can platform as something he did not understand Which left him open to Chairman Hamiltons counter statement that there probably were other para graphs in the G O P statement that he probably did not under private honor and public Even pronew deal publications recognize that in this answer their campaign management got a re sounding sock on the jaw Farley n Liability It is clear that Farley is done as a democratic propagandist in the west But the democratic organization doesnt know it apparently Or maybe be cant conveniently be unloaded It would indeed be embarrassing to change democratic chairmanships now Nevertheless Farley is a liability the new deal has hung on too long Western Iowa County Agents Hold Session HARLAN agents from western and southwestern Iowa counties met here Monday to confer with state officials on the grasshopper infestation in their areas Officials expected to attend the conference were C J Drake state entomologist A D Worthington and George C Decker assistant en tomologists and H C Aaberg as sistant secretary of agriculture SMITH INVITED TO TAKE FLOOR Band Festival Will Conclude Convention Here 22 GROUPS TO TAKE PART IN EVENT Thousands of Visitors Expected Tuesday in Mason City Mason City is ready to entertain several thousands of visitors Tues day at the North Iowa Band festi val a colorful and spectacular event which will bring to a close the three day wonvcntion of the Iowa Band masters association All events in this festival will be free Bandmasters who opened their sessions Sunday night at a concert by the Mason City municipal band spent Monday in business sessions and clinical studies of new music Shining instruments brilliantly colored uniforms musicians on the march and in of these qualities will be combined Tuesday for the biggest celebration planned in Mason City since the seventy fifth anniversary in 1928 Those in charge have announced that it will bear all the characteristics of a true siege of music a total of 22 large musical organizations taking part 41 Units in Parade One of the many highlights will be tie big parade to be staged at 11 oclock in the morning Blaring stepping bands and drum corps will comprise nearly every other unit in this line of 41 units marching through the town At tractive floats constructed around the theme of music will be in this parade furnished by local civic or ganizations The line of march will be Start on North Federal avenue at Third street and march south to South Federal avenue to the Rock Island freight station right about turn and north on Federal avenue to Second street moving cast on Sec ond street southeast to Delaware avenue southeast north on Dela ware avenue to the federal build ing Routing of the parade with switching back on South Federal is necessary because of improve ments being made on streets in the south part of town This however will give those in the line of parade a chance to see other units Play Individual Concerts Each of the visiting organizations will individually show its mettle in concert for the many visitors and bandmasters in concerts to be play ed from a specially constructed band stand with reflector in Central park The concerts will start at 10 oclock in the morning and continue until oclock in the evening with the exception of the time that the par ade is on The center of interest in this ar ray of talent from all sections of North Iowa will then move to Roose velt stadium starting with a con cert at oclock by the North wood high school band Grand Entry at Stadium At 8 oclock the pageantry of mu sic will be continued with a grand entry of musicians Numbers will be played by the municipal band fol lowed by an exhibition drill by the newly uniformed and snappy Ack ley school band Walter Heeler and Craig McHen ry instructors at the Ithaca college at Ithaca N and formerly solo ists with the band of the late Pat Conway will be featured in baritone and cornet solos A special cornet trio will also be played Then the Legion Junior Drum and Bugle corps will give an exhibition drill A drum majors stunt will also be held Massed Band to Play As the climax of the entire day the massed band of all the musicians will play four numbers Maj George W Landers honorary life president of the Iowa Bandmasters associa tion will direct the Iowa Band Law March by King Carleton L Stewart president of the Iowa Bandmasters association will di rect Military Escort by Fillmore Then Karl L King eminent com poser and director of the Fort Dodge municipal band will direct Land ol Plenty by Barnhouse and the As Bandmasters Get Together Carleton L Stewart right president of the Iowa Bandmasters association and director of the local high school band is shown here welcoming two of the many attending the Iowa Bandmasters conven tion here At the left is Alonzo Leach of Des Moines secretary of the association and in the center is Karl L King of Fort Dodge noted Iowa composer and past president of the association This photo was taken jnst before a concert by the municipal band In East park form ally opened the convention Photo by Lock Kayenay Engraving BUTTER STOLEN FROM COULTER 83 Tubs Valued at Taken by Bandits Who Used Truck tubs of butter valued at were stolen between 2 and 3 oclock Sunday morning from the Hamilton Coop erative creamery Entrance was I gained by going through the coal 1 chute The butter was trucked away officers believe All of the doors of the creamery were left open E M Emundsen is buttermaker and man ager It was reported that the car was trailed to Hamnton 3 KILLED 5 HURT IN HEADON CRASH Two Cars Collide at Point Where Third Had Parked on Highway SIOUX FALLS S Three persons were killed and five others injured near here early Mon day in the headon collision of two automobiles The dead James Francis Tobin Mitchell Vern J Redden Mitchell Irvin Fabers Salem All were about 25 years old Deputy Sheriffs Gene Cashman and Len M Houg who investigated the accident said the two cars met headon at a point where a third car was parked on the highway None of the injured wag believed critically hurt hospital attendants said Monday morning stirring Stars and Stripes Forever by Sousa will be directed by the in coming president of the Iowa Band masters association In case of rain which would pre vent the parade in the morning the parade will be held at 3 p m In case of rain interferring with tie stadium event in the evening that program will be held in tha armory Music Festival Highlights Tuesday June 23 a p in Central park by 15 visiting bands continuous except during parade a of 17 bands 3 drum and bugle corps 17 floats and other units making 41 units in line of march p in stadium p entry of bands at stadium flashy soloists ex hibition drum majors strut grand fiaale of massed bands All events free 2 DELEGATIONS Demo Committee Tries to End Factional Muddle in Minnesota PHILADELPHIA The dem ocratic national committee voted to seat two rival delegations to the convention Monday with each dele gate to have onehalf vote in an ef for to end the factional muddle for control in Minnesota State Senator Gerald T Mullin Minneapolis a leader of the Ryan Moonan faction declared I am go ing after the decision was read Representative Emery J Ryan of South St Paul immediately notified Chairman Jamea A Farley that his faction headed by Joseph Moonan state chairman was not satisfied with that decision and would ask the convention itself to throw out the delegation headed by Joseph Wolf National committeeman The committee also voted to split the Puerto Rico vote between rival clelegatians and to seat the canal zone delegates headed by Mrs L O Keen national commltteewoman Louis Townaley Canal Zone com mitteeman told Farley he likewise would carry the fight to seat his delegation to the convention Farley promised him that the credentials committee would give him an ade quate hearing TWO MEN FOUND BEATEN TO DEATH Unemployed Pair Witnessed Bonus Robbery of Former Soldier ST LOUIS unemployed men who witnessed a bonus bond robbery of a former soldier were found beaten to death Monday in their squalid living quarters in an abandoned riverfront building Two detectives making their daily search of the building in which transients frequently stop for the night found William Maddigan 48 years old dead on his cot in a first floor room His head pillowed on a sack of rags had been crushed In a second floor room on a pile of rags used as a pallet the offi cers found William Hoelscher 60 He was unconscious and died an hour later at the city hospital without being able to make a statement Maddigan and Hoelscher had wit nessed the robbery Saturday of Rox Harder 49 years old an unemployed cook Three men arrested by police and identified by the witnesses had been held in jail since Saturday EFFORT TO HOLD UP UTILITY FIRM SUITS IS LOST Government Plea Denied by Columbia Court of Appeals WASHINGTON gov ernment lost in the District of Col umbia court of appeals Monday in its efforts to delay trial of injunc tion suits brought by seven utility companies against the Wheeler Rayburn holding company law The court reversed a stay order entered in the case several months ago by Justice Jennings Bailey of the district supreme court Justice Bailey granted the stay after Attorney General Cummings had argued that litigation brought by the government in New York against the Electric Bond and Share company would thoroughly test con stitutionality of the holding com pany law Cummings Plea Fails Cummings plea that a multipli city of suits brought by utility in terests threatened to break down the machinery of the department of justice failed to win over the ap pellate court Speaking for it Associate Jus tice Josiah A Van Orsdel said is sues raised in the cases here were not all identical with those in the bond and share case The government of the United States as a litigant has no greater rights than the humblest said his opinion In Special Appeal The appellate courts decision was made in the special appeal from the stay order by the North American company which controls local traction and electric facilities and the American Water Works and Electric company Other concerns which attacked the WheelerRayburn law here and were affected by the stay order were the United Light and Power company the United Light and Railways company the Continental Gas and Electric corporation the American Light and Traction com pany and the Tennessee Electric Power company FORECAST IOWA Mostly cloudy Monday night becoming generally fair Tuesday not so cool Monday night in extreme southeast slightly warmer Tuesday MINNESOTA Generally lair Monday night and Tuesday slightly warmer Tuesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 67 Minimum in Night 53 At 8 A M Monday 64 Eainfall 15 GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 80 Minimum in Night 55 At 8 A M Sunday 63 Rainfall 09 Demand Million and Half Ransom Money SHANGHAI bandits holding the Rev Clarence Joseph Burns American Catholic Mission ary demanded Chinese dollars for hia release Monday LOOK INSIDE HARRY L HOPKINS Big Year Ahead for WPA Says Hopkins ON PAGE 2 Northwood Man Killed in Parkersburg Crash ON PAGE 10 Bandmasters Devote All Time to Music ON PAGE 13 District Softball Test Planned for Mason City ON PAGE 11 Byers Says Britain Was Caught Napping ON PAGE 4 STACK OF BILLS Congressmen Go Home or to Convention as President Gets to Work WASHINGTON the hurried departures of congressmen forhome or the democratic national convention at Philadelphia Presi dent Roosevelt went back to his desk Monday to tackle anew a stack of bills passed in the last hours before adjournment The chief executive remained at the white house over the weekend foregoing his customary Sunday outing Measures upon which legislative action was completed before the seventyfourth congress adjourned sine die early Sunday morning in cluded the new revenue measure and the deficiencyrelief bill which carries for relief Leaders expressed belief ex ecutive approval would be forth coming quickly While the seventyfourth congress was a matter of history many of its investigating committees were ready to plunge again into hearings this week Rockford Couple Filially Successful in Eloping previous un successful attempts two Rockford residents eloped and although halted temporarily by officers Monday were husband and wife They were Beulah Knoop 19 daughter of Mr and Mrs Will Knoop and Ted Greenman 43 son of Mrs Phena Williamson The two started Saturday after noon for Charles City to be married Near the Rockford the father of the prospective bride halted the couple and after some words be tween the various Marshal Dan Shannon was called The couple and the girls father went to Mayor Jim Wilsons court Mayor Wilson announced that the girl is now of age and nothing could be done to stop the marriage So the couple proceeded to Charles City and the marriage was performed at the M E parsonage lowans Not Perturbed by Smith Stand By W EARL HALL at the national democratic convention were unperturbed by the much pub licized admonition of Alfred Smith and four other oldline democrats to turn away from the Roosevelt new deal That the former demo cratic banner carrier and his asso ciates in the writing of the letter spoke for the Liberty league was the view commonly expressed by the Hawkeyes here Al Smith is doing now what he did four years Judge R F Mitchell Fort Dodge Iowa national committeeman pointed out It did not hurt the cause of democracy then and it will not now As a mat ter of fact it will prove helpful to have it known that the du Fonts and other Liberty leaguers are against us Im neither surprised nor disappointed at the Lemke Ticket Debated What effect the Lemke third ticket will have in the central western states was a little more open to debate The views on this were numerous and varied Some of the lowans were frankly worried others took the position that the chances are as great of benefit for Roosevelt as for harmful effect None believed that the third party movement had even an outside chance of winning on its own ac count Before next one delegate put it the average fol lower of Father Coughlin and Dr Townsend is going to realize that a vote for the Dakotan is a vote wasted Clearly enough the new deal program is closer to the ideas advanced by these two leaders It will be both wise and logical to turn to Roosevelt rather than give support to the reactionary repub lican program which is exactly what a vote for Lemke would While no formal caucus of the Iowa delegation had been held the selections for the various important convention committees were being considered One consideration in all of this was to heal all sores left by the recent primary in which the HerringKraschel faction scored a rather decisive victory over the UtterbackMitchell group Murphys Prior Claim Senator Louis Murphys closeness to President Roosevelt and to Sec retary Henry Wallace gave him prior claim on the important reso lutions committee The Dubuque man was an ardent advocate of the original triple A program and is known to favor retaining as much of its benefits for farming as is constitutionally possible The reasoning back of the deci sion to let Lieut Gov Nels Kraschel give one of the seconding speeches for President Roosevelt was that such a course would tend to ad vance the interests of the whole democratic party in Iowa by sug gesting solid front Mr Kraschel at times has been at loggerheads with some of the administration spokes men it is recalled Judge Mitchells intention to seek nomination for a return to his pre sent position on the state supreme court brought Hubert Utterback of Des Moines into the foreground for national committeeman Erwin Lar son of Charles City was also men tioned for post Herring Stand Unknown What the attitude of Governor Herring winner over the sixth dis trict congressman for the United States senatorial nomination would be toward the Utterback selection as head of the party organization in Iowa had not been ascertained Mon day forenoon The governor had not yet arrived here from New York The question of Judge Utter backs future plans entered into the situation too Although it has been rumored that Harry Dunlop of Ames winner of the democratic nomination for the lower house would step aside and let the Des Moines man make the race for re election not much credence was given to this possibility by dele gates here A federal appointment of somesort for Mr Utterback was regarded as more likely And this would militate against his services as national committeeman it was argued Mrs Flora Cotton Etter of Sig ourney was scheduled to succeed herself as national committeewo man although there was some inen tion of Mrs J C Pryor of Burling ton for this office Judge Brown In Charge SPIRIT LAKE Grover W Brown Shenandoah grand pre late was in charge of religious serv ices at the opening of the Iowa Knights Templar conclave here ROOSEVELT MEN ANSWER ATTACK ON m DEAL Talmadge Suggests Al Carry on His Fight Within Party PHILADELPHIA Roosevelt convention majorities paraded noisily into this usually sedate metropolis Monday talking1 ready to make a fight of it with Alfred E Smith if he chooses He is a delegate the floor is his if he wants said Chairman James A Farley Alfred JKennedy an alternate from New York had responded to Smiths demand for the unhorsing of Roosevelt with a proposal that the 1928 standard bearer go before the convention personally Should he do so hostility from his own delegation and those of many other states already was as sured Neither Farley nor any oth er new deal leader apparently ex pected him to come down from New York Lehman Takes Stand A third member of an old team of the Empire State democracy Gov Herbert Lehman took liis stand emphatically with the new deal when he arrived here Monday Many were the times Lehman Roosevelt and Smith campaigned successfully together before the present threats of democratic dis union Where the 1928 presidential nom inee had hinted of enlisting under another Eugene Talmadge of ad ministration from At lanta that Smith join him in a While the discussionwidened all but the final formalities was set for beginning the convention Tues day Gov Alf M Landon of Kansas speaking at Topeka as the republi can nominee said each citizen would have to decide for himself the de marcation between fealty to party and Says Chances Damaged In Massachusetts Col Frank Knox the republican vice presi dential nominee said Roosevelts chances of reelection were dam aged But Norman Thomas the so cialist presidential nominee in New York said the Smith statement would win the new deal two votes for every one lost Senator Wagner of New York presumably with a Roosevelt ap proved platform draft in his pocket was expected by late afternoon Having to force his way with handshakes through a hotel lobby overflowing with delegates and sightseers the smiling Farley told a press conference of plans to have Governors Lehman McNutt of In diana Graves of Alabama and others to join the parade of 50 speeches seconding the nomination of the president The cause for repeal of the two thirds nominating rule picked up with support from a party veteran Josephus Daniels of North Carolina Farley reminded that this was a democratic convention and said the contest was wide No Further Comment Declining further comment on Smith while he smoothed the tie of his brown ensemble the chairman indicated there would be no offi cial reply to the dissenters There are plenty of substantial democrats in this country who will take care of he said One after another the arriving party leaders joined in the barrage of scorn sarcasm and ridicule which fell in Smiths direction for his statement Sunday night in New York asking that Roosevelt and his policies be repudiated at the democratic convention opening Tuesday It was quite apparent that tha delegates had no intention of fol lowing Smiths advice Roosevelt domination of the convention was conceded everywhere Written at White House The party platform ia being writ ten at the white house the admin istration proposal to change the party nominating rules is expected to triumph easily and the way seems entirely clear for the ination of Roosevelt and Garner be fore the weekend Chairman James A Farleys uaual broad smile faded when he asked about the Smith He answered in clipped words i This convention will nominate aj genuine democrat Franklin T Recalling Smiths affiliation with the American Liberty league Farley said the objectives and of people of this kind are by ;