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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 23, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THI NEWSPAPIR THAT MARK ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 23 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 220 NEW DEAL ONLY ISSUE SAYS FARLEY Watch 16 Bands 2 Drum Corps Parade FLOATS ADD TO PAGEANTRY OF MUSIC FESTIVAL Iowa Bandmasters Pick Sioux City for Next Years Meeting Ten thousand persons it was es timated watched and heard the colorful pageantry of 16 bands two drum and bugle corps and many floats in a parade shortly before noon Tuesday as one of the features of the North Iowa band festival This array of talent was displayed for the benefit of North lowans and the Iowa Bandmasters association which Tuesday is concluding its state session here Shining instruments glinted in the sun uniforms of deep purple rich orange immaculate white bril liant all colors were represented in the spectacular dis play which received a big ovation from the crowds that lined the street Snappy marching led by majors with sparkling sticks completed the scene that is always associated with marching bands Sponsored by J In the parade sponsored by the division of the Chamber of Commerce North Iowa witnessed the biggest event of this kind ever attempted in this section of the state Bandmasters joined visitors and local residents in praising the musicians who participated Of special interest among bands men was the reversed order of mu sicians in MO bands in the parade that of Manly aria West Union In these groups the basses marched TO BE IN STADIUM At 730 oclock Tuesday night a concert will be given in the Roosevelt stadium by the North wood high school band This will be followed at S oclock by grand entry of bands marching demon strations drum majors strut featured solos and the climax to the entire band numbers behind and the smaller instruments were in the front row instead of the customary way bandsmen were somewhat divided in schools of thought as to the trend in band arranging all admit ted that both organizations made a fine appearance The Ackley band which will give a marching demonstration at the stadium Tuesday night made an impressive sight in uniforms of blue and white The Clear Lake band also received a big hand as it marched by A flashy appearance was made by the Hampton band In Russian Garb Colorfulness was also provided by Northwood high school band in Russian garb of white and red This band received highest possible honors in national competition this year for class C high school bands The Osage band was dressed in green and white and the Sheffield musicians in novel outfits Other bands all with the same colorful and snappy appearances in cluded Alexander Britt Hampton Greene HanlontownFertile Ken aett Lake Mills Marble Rock Nora Springs and Aplington all of which did fine work The Mason City high school band also attracted much fav orable attention Two junior drum and bugle corps that of Clear Lake and the Mason City American Legion post also re ceived applause as they marched with quick steps Spirit of First float in the parade was that of the Junior Chamber representing The Spirit of including a huge drum and young musicians Girl Scouts showed some of their activi ties and the WaTanYe club the work of the vocal department of Mason City high schoolA group of Sea Scouts had a small boat on a buck and the Vance Music company ghowed His Masters A harp float was sponsored by the Elks and the Rotary sponsored a circus band Music by the Music Mothers depicted two girls blowing trumpets A large lyre was also on the float Girls danced on the Y W C A float while the Y M C A showed a group of swim mers Boy Scouts exhibited camp ac tivities Accordion Band Float In the accordion band float spon sored by the Kiwanis club a group of 20 accordionists played The Cake Walk was shown by the Sen egalese drum and bujrle corps The Snappy Bands Strut in Parade at North Iowa Music Festival Moose float depicted some of work at Mooseheart 111 Some problems were provided by the marchers due to the unfortunate fact that some of the street was torn up where mains are being re placed Policemen were stationed near these and at intersections however so that the line of march was interfered with but little Music rang throughout the busi ness section of Mason City in a grand pageant of notes as 17 vis iting bands from all parts of North Icwa joined Tuesday in a big fes tival as the concluding feature of the Iowa State Bandmasters con vention Mason City extended a cordial welcome to the visiting mu sicians Ideal weather provided a fine sett ting for the glorification of music the bright instruments glintingin the sun and the colorful uniforms of the many bands contributing to the spectacular nature of the festi val Pioneer Group Plays The all day series of concerts in Central park where a special band stand with reflector had been erected opened on schedule with a concert by the Lake Mills munic ipal band This organization probablv the oldest in this section to be serving its community con tinuously by furnishing music was directed by Iver L Moen Special treats provided for listen ers were indicated at once by the Lake Mills band which early in its concert featured a vocal solo by Mildred Holstad Maj George W Landers of Clarinda dean of the Iowa bandmasters complimented the Lake Mills band ant its direc tor for their long record of serv ice A crowd of several hundred gath ered in the park as the series of concerts opened and quickly in creased as the strains of band music were sent throughout the town The special reflector enabled the audi ence to hear easily all the finer phases of the music Some 800 musicians are partici pating in the festival Sioux City In 1937 Concerts continue until oclock Tuesday evening At oclock a concert will be given in Roosevelt stadium followed at 8 oclock by the grand entry of bands marching exhibitions by picked groups soloists from Ithaca col lege at Ithaca N and grand fi nale of massed bands C E Gilman general secretary of the Y M C will be the announcer At their morning business ses sion the Iowa bandmasters select ed Sioux City as the site of the next years convention Bandmasters expressed them selves as highly pleased with the convention being held here They were enthusiasic about the level of attainment as shown by bands of this section of the state and voiced thanks to the visiting musicians for providing the band festival The Mason City police depart ment cooperated with the parade committee by placing all available officers on the line of march to keep small children from falling into open places in the pavement where construction work is under way Officers were stationed in every block in the business district in the interest of safety ARMY FLYER AND CHILDREN DROWN Lieutenant and Three Babies Go Overboard From Army Transport Ship BROOKLYN N drowning of First Lieutenant Lind say M Bawsel an army flyer and three of his small children when they went overboard from the army transport Chateau Thierry near Cuba was disclosed Tuesday by Capt Gordon S Ames at the Brooklyn army headquarters Captain Ames said the tragedy occurred between 3 and 4 a Monday and that the Brooklyn headquarters was given meager de tails in a wireless message from Major Gilmer Bell in command of troops aboard the transport The captain said the message did not explain how the tragedy occur red The children were 5 3 and 2 years old Their names were not given Lieutenant Bawsel had been sta tioned at Albrook Field Canal Zone and was returning on the transport to New York It is due here Fri day I London Salutes 42nd Birthday of Monarch j LONDON saluted King Edwards fortysecond birth day with cheers and buttonhole sprays of flowers Tuesday Crowds gathered early to watch the monarch ride through the streets to the colorful ceremony of trooping the colors of his guards Hamilton Invites Smith to Give Landon Speeches Yeggs Rob Safe at Delmar Postoffice DELMAR the sec end postoffice robbery in Clinton county within a few weeks yegg men Monday night blew the safe in the local office and obtained in stamps 514 In cash and a gun The robbery was discovered on Tuesday morning by Miss Mary Walters postmaster FORECAST IOWA Fair Tuesday night and Wednesday wanner Wed nesday MINNESOTA Generally fair Tuesday night and Wednesday slightly wanner in west and south Tuesday night warmer Wednesday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday 78 Minimum in Night 41 At 8 A M Tuesday 68 LOOK INSIDE Miss Madeline Pugh of Des Moines above Is the busiest girl in Philadelphia days She supplies any and all Infor mation to newspapermen dele gates alternates and visitors at democratic national head is quite some job Republican Mayor of Philadelphia Speaks ON PAGE 3 Plant Experts to Hold Sessions at Kanawha ON PAGE 8 Decker Brothers Take Lead in Twilight Loop ON PAGE 11 Constitution Issue at Democratic Conclave ON PAGE 16 President Roosevelt Signs New Tax Bill ON PAGE 9 to Death With Support of ExGovernor NEW YORK 5t Chairman John D M Hamilton of the repub lican national committee Tuesday virtually invited former Gov Al fred E Smith to speak in the cam paign in behalf of Gov M Landon In response to the direct question as to whether Smith would speak for Landon Hamilton replied I think Governor Smith is one of the finest Americans and the people or the country are entitled to hear his Tickled to Death Asked whether his statements Monday night did not contain an in ference that he wanted the former governor to take the stump in behalf of the republican ticket Hamilton replied It isnt even an ing that he would be tickled to f Speaking in Smiths home city Hamilton said republicans would honor him and four colleagues who have demanded that President Roosevelt be set aside for another candidate at Philadelphia party and Country The five Hamilton said appar ently made tho cnoice between par ty and country as millions of others will doT His speech as originally prepared contained no reference to Smith and the cosigners of the anti Roosevelt Gov Joseph B Ely of Massachusetts former Senator James A Reed of Missouri former Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby and former State Supreme Court Justice Daniel Co halan A Hamilton associate had said some time before he regarded it certain that the chairman would not comment upon the Smith ac tion BOY 10 DROWNS AT IOWA FALLS Des Moines Child Falls Off Ledge Into 15 Feet of Water IOWA 10 of Dea Moines was drowned in the Iowa river here Tuesday tnorn ing He had gone fishing with Billy Larson Iowa Falls a companion when he fell off aledge in the rear of the Baptist assembly auditorium and dropped in 15 feet of water Prompt aid was furnished by the Red Cross and others but all efforts at resuscitationfailed The Des Moines boy was visiting at the home of his companions par ents Mr and Mrs H C Larson COMfGUARD SLAIN 4 OTHERS WOUNDEDINRIOT Shooting Breaks Out in Strike at Portsmouth Steel Plant PORTSMOUTH Ohio OB company guard was slain and at least four other persons were Tuesday by high powered rifle bullets in a violent outbreak of rioting pickets and guards at the Portsmouth plant of the Wheeling Steel corporation Two of the wounded were company guards Company officials identified the dead guard as George Myers They said he was slain by a bullet fired from a high powered gun Sheriff Arthur Oakes rushed to New Boston scene of the fierce ex change of bullets and read the state riot act to a huge crowd assembled there and ordered the streets cleared immediately Police Chief Clarence Highfield of New Boston where the giant plant is located estimated that between 200 and 300 shots were fired Fire on Locomotive The shooting broke out about a when company guards sought to transport food on a com pany train from one part of the plant property across a New Bos ton street to another section of the companys grounds Gunfire met the locomotive as it started across West street in New Boston two miles east of here and it stopped in the middle of the Strike pickets and sympathizers lined up across the street poured a steady stream of shots toward the locomotive and a flat car It was met by bullets from the guns of about a dozen company guards headed by Adams Johns Two guards and a bystander were reported by Highfield to have been hit Whistling bullets Highfield said sailed as far as three blocks en dangering motorists Caught in Line of Fire The police chief and two patrol men William Hook and Charles Burton were caught in the line of fire which lasted about 10 minutes Highfield said they had gone to the scene to advise th3 pickets to let the locomotive cross the street but arrived a few minutes too late They rushed back to New Boston police headquarters and notified Sheriff Arthur Oakes who sped there with a squad of deputies There were conflicting reports as to who fired the first shots The locomotive had been forced to stop just before it entered West avenue by a derailer which had been placed on the tracks Johns chief of the company po lice used a blow torch to remove theobstacle from the tracks The locomotive had moved only a few feet when the burst of firing began Guards Line Up Guards lined up behind the en gine and flat car The food intend ed for employes who had been be sieged for weeks by pickets in a rod and wire mill across the street from the main plant was scattered about the streets Screams of women among the picket lines rent the air as the bul lets whizzed close by Those who were not armed took refuge behind all sorts of objects that offered any degree of protection Shots came from rifles pistols and revolvers Highfield said the crowd on the picket line was unusually large and that he had been informed trouble was expected The firing ceased when the flying squad of Sheriff Oakes arrived and the locomotive and flat car returned and made no further attempt to cross the street Minneapolis Man Is Arrested at Iowa Falls for Car Theft IOWA FALLS Brun dage Minneapolis was arrested here Tuesday morning and a car which had been stolen from Minne ap61is Monday afternoon was recov ered Brundage was turned over to Franklin county authorities He was wanted at Hampton where be away from a filling station without paying for gasoline He probably will be returned to Minneapolis later lowans Pick Utterback Mrs Etter By W EARL HALL determin ation of Iowas democratic party to present a solid front next Novem ber was reflected in the first Hawk eye caucus held at the St James hotel Tuesday forenoon Although two names were pre sented for national committeeman to succeed Judge R F Mitchell of Fort Dodge there was no pre vious work for Frank Comfort of Des Moines formerly of Mason City and Judge Hubert Utterback was chosen by a vote of 33 to 9 The same situation prevailed with respect to the national committee womans selection Mrs Flora Etter of Sigourney was given 22 votes to succeed herself as against 13 for Mrs June Fickel of Hastings and five for Mrs Carl Pryor of Burling ton Divided on Question The only question on which there is a division of opinion in the Iowa delegation is that of abrogating the traditional twothirds rule Decision on this is being reserved for the in dividual delegate after the conven tion majority and minority reports have been heard Gov Clyde L Herring Iowa rep resentative on the rules committee made it plain that unless instructed otherwise he would continue bis fight to have this twothirds re quirement as well as the unit rule wiped off the books Erwin Larson Charles City was oamed to the credentials committee Mrs Helena Hawkins Red Oak to thecredentials committee and Sen ator Louis Murphy Dubuque to the resolutions group To Notify Nominee Charles D Huston Cedar Rapids was named to the committee to no tify the presidential nominee and Frank D Gilloon Dubuque to the group to notify the vice presidential candidate The caucus also named T P Cleary Cioux City its honorary president Mrs Thomas Ridel of Dubuque honorary vice president and Mrs Pryor and Mrs Fickel honorary secretary and vice secre tary respectively Discussion among a group of Iowa delegates Tuesday over the probable effect of the Lemke third party candidacy led to a search by Larson Charles City lawyer and fourth district delegate for an Iowa code One was found in the library of a large legal firm Can Get on Ballot The question was whether a new party could obtain a place on the ballot in Iowa next November and the finding was that this could be accomplished by any convention or caucus of qualified electors repre senting a political organization which is not a political party as de fined by Refusal of Coughlin followers in Wisconsin to join the Lemke move ment led a number of the lowans here to believe that the net effect of the Lemke program might be favorable to the democratic partys cause The reason was that its ap peal would be largely confined to Townsendites who for the most part look upon the president as the personification of their opposition INNOCENCEPLEA MADE BY KARPIS Two Others Arraigned for Parts in Kidnaping of William Hamm ST PAUL CJlAlvin Karpis and two other suspects in the kidnaping of William Hamm pleaded innocent when arraigned in federal court in1 St Paul Tues day Other two men are Jack Peifer and Charles Fitzgerald The government promptly moved for trial the first week in July but defense counsel objected George Sullivan United States district attorney urged the early trial date because he said Edna Murray and another government witness were in poor health Karpis and the other indicted men were brought into court under a heavy guard with federal agents deputy sheriffs and police massed outside and inside the federal build ing CHEERS SECOND BLISTERING RAP AT Gl P SLATE Democrats Told Enemy Camp Has Backing of Liberty League By EDWARD JDUFFY Associated Press Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL Philadel phia the new deal as the paramount campaign issue the opening session of the demo Jamec Farley cratic convention trained its guns on Landon and Knox Tuesday and paid its re spects indirectly to Alfred E Smith Salvos of ap plause seconded a blistering attack on the republican ticket by Chair man James E Farley in which he declared the opposition was trying to face both right and left at the same time and was backed by the crew of the du The notorious outlaw has been in jail here since May 2 when he was brought here from New Orleans where he was captured the day be fore The decision by Karpis to stand trial abruptly checked widespread reports that he would plead guilty as did his former associate Harry Campbell Pont Liberty Smith was not mentioned by name but his forays against the new deal and his activities as an organizer of the league were much in the minds of the assembled thousands Shooting out his words from tight drawn lips the ilueauited Farley roused the delegates to their feet Right at the start he started them cheering his pronounce ment New Deal Is Issue The continuance of the new deal is the Again and again thereafter cheers rocked the great convention hall as Farley lambasted the enemies of the new deal He was given a special standing ovation at his first men tion of the presidents name when he said The processes of recovery initiate ed and carried on by Franklin D Roosevelt shall not be The question before the Ameri can people is clear cut and cannot be disguised That question is Shall we continue the new deal which has rescued our country from disaster and despair or shall the government be turned back to the old dealers who wrecked it There you have the issue stripped of all Urges Vigorous Campaign Calling upon the party for a vig orous campaign toward the goal of a tremendous Roosevelt majority he asserted that verdict must be so overwhelming so conclusive so compelling that nobody can doubt that the country is united in its determination that there shall be no backward step in our The platform adopted by the re publicans at Cleveland he said was unsurpassed in the history of par ty declarations for platitudes and vague and again Nobody takes the Cleveland platform even our political Would Support Hoover Had the republicans been sincere he continued they would have re neminated former President Hoover who Farley represents the classical attitude of their party and then we would have had a direct and frank contest before the American people of the new deal and the old But they him Farley added despite his impassioned stampeding scheme which naturally failed for you cannot stampede an elephant securely chained to the picket posts of evasion and strad Or he continued the republicans could have chosen Senator Borah but he was earmarked with the stigma of He added Liberal in West So they had to find a candidate whom they could present as con servative enough to meet the speci fications of the duPont Liberty leaguers in the east while appearing fiercely liberal m the west x x x Even when it came to choosing their vice presidential candidate they had to follow the same hax ardous course The larger men fused the post so they picked gen nenian good editor who has never held public office never strayed into fields other than own more widely un known to the public than his Turning to the new deal and ttor problems just ahead Farley ;