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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 24, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKIS ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPT ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA WEDNESDAY JUNE 24 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTION ONE NO 221 DEMOCRATS AT WORK ON PLATFORM Crowd of at Climax of Band Festival ALL OF SEATS IN STADIUM FILLED AT FINAL EVENT Show Warmly Indorsed by Celebrities Who Attend PICTURES ON PAGE 2 The North Iowa band festival sur passed expectations in every respect according to comments of many of the who watched and heard 650 musicians participate in a pro gram Tuesday night at the Roose velt gtadium as the closing event on the days schedule A climax was reached when the musicians joinsd together in the playing of four massed numbers All of the seats in the stadium were filled as well as the aisles and nearly it was estimated stood on the grounds to watch and hear the exhibitions This spectacular event most col orful of its kind ever held in North Iowa marked the close of the three day convention of the Iowa Band masters Many musical celebrities were present who warmly indorsed the festival stating it had greatly advanced interest in music Blends in Great Mass The massed band pieces were among the most successful of this tvpe that have been tried anywhere the musicians keeping together well despite theirgreat number As the hundreds of musicans music seemed to swell up from ev erywhere in the stadium blending together in a great mass of tone Players of the various bands grouped in a semicircle on the ath letic field made a colorful appear ance in the natty uniforms nearly every color in the spectrum so it seemed being represented Added to this the highly polished instruments reflected glitteringly rays from the flood lights C E Oilman general secretary of the V M C was the announcer of the various events Marching Is Applauded Two special marching exhibitions attracted special interest The Ack ley band dressed in brilliant purple and white gave a spectacular dem onstration with intricate steps weaving in and out always in step and with lines straight This organ ization was directed by Robert Leach The local Legion Junior drum and bugle corps directed by Walt li ving also presented a colorful array of marching talent In red and white uniforms the small boys marched in and out in a fascinating manner First on the evenings program was a concert by the Northwood high school band which received first division honors in national class competition this year This was followed by the grand entry of bands and floats Again Wins Favor If its the band that makes the parade the grand entry of bands for the program was near perfec tion for it was made up of band after band interspersed with with musical motifs Flashing helmets and natty uni forms of the American Legion Senior Drum corps of Mason City set the pace as the group led off with familiar military airs The Junior Chamber of Commerce float the Spirit of followed immed iately after and the smart stepping Ackley band selected for exhibition of its marching ability again won favor as it has on every appearance it has made in Mason City The Girl Scouts float followed by the Alexander band then the Wa Tan Ye float with its wigwam fol lowed by the Britt band each won a round of applause but Clear Lakes golden lined band stepped up with the flash and zip of its captivating drum major showed at its best Show Spirit of Music Following the Vance float in white of His Masters Voice was the Hampton band a flash in red capes with the Elks float of the Massed Bands Bring Music Spectacle to Close at Stadium golden harp separating it from the Aplington band Each band good in itself seemed to make the selec tion of any outstanding one diffi cult The appearance of the Music Mothers beautiful float which seemed to catch the spirit of the whole festival reminded the musi cians that after all this was not a contest but a festival Mason Citys championship band strutted before perhaps the largest round of applause of the early part of the evening The Y W C A float with its dancing mites the combined HanlontownFertilc band the Y M C A life savingfloat Kensetts vivacious band the Boy Scouts float Manlys maroon coated musicians and the Nora Springs band followed A novelty in the band program was the introduction of the Mason City accordion band on the Kiwanis float Although this was well ap plauded the Northwood band fol lowing it won even more favor from the crowd and Osagcs green and white costumed players kept the audience at that peak of en joyment it had been at ever since the entry began Tuesdays audience felt it was really seeing and hear ing something Builds Up Interest Following the Moose Lodge float the Sheffield and West Union bands built up the interest toward the close of the entry which the Amer ican Legion Junior Drum and Bugle corps concluded When all of the bands had reach ed their places in the large semi circle on seats on tlie stadium green and Director Charles Weav ers Mason City municipal band was prepared to play with Master of Ceremonies C E Gilman at the microphone and the new moon just above the western there was a picture that North Iowa does not see every year It was also a sound picture per sons were glad they did not miss Solos Are Played Craig McHenry cornetist and Walter Beeler baritone player both of Ithaca college Ithaca N were featured in solos Then a trio was played by Mr McHenry Carleton L Stewart and RobertBagley Drum majors led by Ruth Buehler presented a strut Leaders of the massed band stood on a table on the band stand Maj George W Landers 77 dean of the Iowa bandmasters led the bands in Iowa Band Law written by King in honor of Mr Landers work on this law The white haired veteran directed with an energetic inspiration that kept the many players together Then Carleton L Stewart re tiring president of the Iowa Band masters played Military Escort by Fillmore Alonzo Leach secretary of the Iowa bandmasters directed all the musicians in Land of Plen march Stars and Concluding the program was that A crowd estimated at enthusiastically app lauded the 650 musicians taking part in a massed band Tuesdaynight at Roosevelt stadium Jiringing theNorth Iowabapd festival and Jowa State Band masters convention to a close Musicians are shown seated In a huge semicircle around the bandstand on which the municipal band was seated at the time the photograph was taken Aisles of the stadium were packed and hundreds stood on the fence In taking this picture one of the photographers wore a hood for protection as 11 times the amount of flashlight powder ordinarily used on a large interior scene was set off the report being heard well above the music played at the time Photo by Lock Kayenay Engrav ing Cutten The Little Giant of the Wheat Dies Amassed Big Fortune by His Spectacular Market Trading CHICAGO W Cut ten 66 who amassed a fortune measured in millions in 30 years of spectacular market trading died suddenly Wednesday The little giant of the wheat pits as he became known during the teeming twenties he held title to more of that grain than any other man in the stricken wtih a heart attack early Wednesday His wife the former Maude Boo mer of Chicago called Dr J Philip Evans to their suite in the Edge Beach hotel but the interna tionally known trader succumbed 20 minutes later Cutten had been in feeble health for several pressed a successful fight by proxy against a grain futures commission order bar nng pits him from the nations grain ARTHUR W CUTTEN most liked by bandsmen of all marches Stars and Stripes For by Sousa with Leo Kucinski of Sioux City incoming president of the bandmasters as leader On the final strain with trombone ob bligato the massed musicians fairly filled the sky with melody As a special courtesy to the vis iting musicians they marched out while the thousands of spectators waited Mr Oilman voiced thanks for the success of the festival to Willis G C Bagley Chamber of Commerce president and the following com mittee chairmen Dan G Klemp nauer general chairman John D Vance B F Sherman Tad Mar tin Bob Stoylcs and C A Parker DON LEPLEY 17 STRUCK BY TRAIN Left Foot Cut Off at Ankle as Boy Steps in Front of Engine Don Lepley 17 who resides at 813 Jackson avenue northwest lost his left foot when struck by the Chicago Great Western train No 33 going south about oclock Wed nesday morning The accident oc curred about 300 yards north of the station Lepley who was barefooted was walking west across the tracks and walked directly in front of the en gine He was struck as he stepped across the west rail of the track His foot was cut off at the ankle John Doty of Clarion was a wit ness to the accident and an ambul ance was called immediately and the boy was taken to the Park hos pital Earl Ashpole of Clarion was the conductor of the train Engineer Castleman also of Clarion stated the train was moving about 12 miles an hour at the time of the according to the report made to police Accused by Commission He was brought before the com mission Jan 11 1935 charged with failure to report holdings of bushels of wheat futures worth about in 1930 and 1931 for the purpose of manipulat ing prices He was ordered out of the pits for two years but carried the case through the U S circuit court of appeals to the U S supreme court The high tribunal ruled in favor of Cutten last May sustaining the ap peals court decision that the words is violating in the grain futures act could not apply to alleged trans gressions that occurred more than two years previously Indicted by Jury Last March 10 Cutten was indict ed by a federal grand jury on charges of failure to pay in taxes on 1929 income He wag ac cused of attempting to evade pay ments totaling on 1930 and 1933 Income in another indict ment returned last April 28 The charges were still pending at the time of his death The fortune of the litigation government counsel termed him the greatest apeculator the country ever various ly estimated from to Came From Canada He would not discuss his wealth He rarely discussed anything Small unobtrusive reticent his manner was thathe was ft virtual legend among the worlds financiers A youth of 20 he came out of his native Canada to take a a week job in Chicago His work in a brokerage office gave him a knowledge of grain trading In 1906 he married gathered a stake and entered the Chicago board of trade But his sensational deals did not develop until the World war ended He literally leaped into world wide attention with his July corn coup of 1924 The general opinion was that corn was due to drop He began to buy at 70 cents a bushel subsequently sold at stepped out with a gain estimated up to followed through with an even greater killing1 in wheat Cutten seized the opportunity of rising prices to step into the stock market in the late twenties He led the big ten trading bloc Ranking speculators were his associates With another syndicate they were credited with buying and selling half the stocks turned over on the New York stock exchange in days of huge volume He was reported to have made as much as on single deals Had Other Deals But the self styled casb grain merchant disclosednothing con cerning stories that he and his col leagues made in Bald win Locomotive stock in 1927 and from to in early 1929 in Montgomery Ward But he did tell a senate banking committee investigating the market in 1933 that he and friends shared from Consolidated Oil securities His losses in tte aftermath of the market crash were supposed to have withered his previous gains but he was reported to have cushioned them and to have the role of bear instead of his tradi tional role of the grain pits to recoup Cutten preferred obscurity to wide renown He planned his in a small dark office near the board of trade His name did not ap pear on the door Both Shunned Society He and his wife shunned society contributed to nurseries orphanages and other charities without fanfare They were childless Cutten was a director of the Baldwin Locomotive and Sinclair Consolidated Oil companies Stand ard Oil of Indiana Continental Chi cago corporation and the Merchants and Manufacturers Securities com pany He was trustee of North western university He will be buried in Guelph Ont where he was born July 6 1870 He built a golf course for that mu nicipality He imported from Europe the carillon in the Anglican church there It will toll his death knell FORECAST IOWA Fair Wednesday night and Thursday warmer MINNESOTA Generally fair in south somewhat unsettled in north Wednesday night and Thurs day warmer Wednesday night and in cast and south Thursday IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Wednesday morning Maximum Tuesday 81 Minimum in Night 54 At 8 A Wednesday 73 LOOK INSIDE MARY SUE WIGLEY Iowa 4H Club Girls Hear Boston Lecturer ON PAGE 8 Mongold Named Acting Head of Upper Iowa U ON PAGE 8 Daiiy Team Wins Seventh Game in League Schedule ON PAGE 9 Democratic Delegates Look Ahead to November ON PAGE 4 White Canes Given to Local Blind by Lions ON PAGE 16 Farm Plank Assured to Iowa Group Biermann Leaves for Decorah to Attend Meeting There By W EARL HALL that the agricultural plank in the demo cratic platform would contain the broad objective set forth in a letter recently sent to the white house by Iowas six democrats in the lower house of congress Fred Biermann of Decorah Wednesday left by auto mobile for Decorah He was accom panied by Mrs Biermann They ex pect to reach home in time for a neeting Saturday night The Iowa congressmen in their roup communication called for cen xal government assistance in a comprehensive program of federal credit to assist farm tenantsto be come farm owners Such a goal is said to have favor with the highest administration authorities Senator uis Murphy is Iowas representa ive on the platform committee Flans Vigorous Campaign Mr Biermann it was learned is jlanning a vigorous campaign be ween now and next November with visits in all of the dozen counties which comprise the fourth district The fourth district was one of the wo in Iowa which provided no al ernate delegates for this conven ion That this course was warranted has been proved on caucus roll calls when all four principal Srwin Larson of Charles City Hearst R Duncan of Osage E R OBrien of Oelwein and William Mc answered present District Delegates J R Bahne of Eldora W C Scrimgeour of Belle Plaine Hqrace Van Metre of Waterloo and S J Galvin of Hampton are represent ng the third district From the eighth delegates are Luke Linnan of Algona Mrs Mary Kelleher of Fort Dodge Douglas Rogers of Manning and Andrew Bell of Denison Iowas representation here reached ts maximum size at Tuesday nights session Several of the dele gates and alternates seeing no pros ect of a convention contest have iither started home or proceeded to some other eastern or southern ioint A drizzly kind for which Philadelphia is Iowas delegation at Wednesday afternoons session to a corporals ruard There was nothing on the Drogram to attract attendance either Discuss Ancient Rule Discussion in hotel lobbies cent ered on the proposal to abrogate the ancient twothirds rule sought by Fames Farley national democratic chairman Interviews with a number of the Iowa delegates suggested about an even division Decision was reached at a caucus to with lold action until the delegates have leard both majority and minority of the convention rules ommittee Governor Herring Hawkeye rep resentative on this body long an ardent proponent of changing to majority rule and doing away with he unit voting procedure was left ree to urge this course in the com mittees deliberations Norman Ge nung1 of Glenwood is most active in jreserving the traditional two birds rule The view is expressed iy some that a failure to achieve he proposed change would be a blow to Farleys prestige as na ional party chief PICCARDSTARTS STRATOBALLOON Unmanned Bag Takes Off on Scientific Mission Far Above Earth MINNEAPOLIS ean Piccards unmanned experi mental balloon took off from Mem rial stadium at a Wednes ay stratosphere bound on a selen itic expected to carry it rom 10 to 14 miles above the earth The balloon hydrogenfilled car rying a small radio transmitter and i micrometeorograph plus an aut matic sand release soared quickly vhen released It disappered north astward from the University of Minnesota stadium in a few minutes The micrometeorograph will re crd the temperature and pressures t the increasing altitudes Prof Piccard said studies will be made of pressure at the stratospheric alti udes and that the flight may dem ntarate the practicability of a ransparent balloon Cosmic ray instruments did not rrive in time from Philadelphia and he flight was made without THREAT SEEN OF CONFLICT ABOUT TOWNSEND PLAN Wagner Elected Head of Committee as Public Hearings Start BULLETIN PHILADELPHIA completing hearings In midaftor noon the resolutions committee of the democratic convention named a 12 man subcommittee to meet Wednesday night to begin drafting1 the party platform By EDWARD 3 DOTTY Associated Press Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL PHILA DELPHIA on its com mittees to quell threatened strife over the constitution and the Town send plan the democratic conven tion rested Wednesday in a routine session at which it had a hard time assembling a crowd All comers were given their say before a harmony seeking platform committee Some warned it would be costly to disregard their peti tions but nothing altered the pros pect for an all new deal statement of policy even if at thecoat of a floor dispute Thursday night Tuesdays demonstrating had left its mark on the weary delegates Many failedto show up for the thirdsession The galleries looked so forlorn the doors were opened wide for all and sundry until most seats were finally occupied Business Drones On Both on the floor and in the hearings on the platform the busi ness droned on in unspectacular fa shion Vaudeville and were called on to keep the crowd di verted with Eddie Dowling of vau deville fame acting as master of ceremonies As the theatrical talent performed many delegates headed back downtown and a drift from the already depleted galleries set in One spark came from the Wash ington state sector Senator Lewis Schwellenbach who had been in structed to espouse the Townsend plan before the platform committee refused to serve Im on he protested Who would carry on in his stead at the closed meeting Wednesday night remained to be de cided For the first time in party his tory on motion of Gov Paul V Mc Nutt of Indiana the convention vot ed to elect a full slate of woman alternates to the platform commit tee The faces of feminist leaders took on a broad welikeit smile Oppose Both Proposals With the conservative wingof the party far outnumbered de mands for constitutional change and indorsement of the Townsend old age pension plan gave the plat form committee promise of trouble But the Roosevelt leaders set their faces against both proposals and predicted the campaign declara tions would contain neither After the routine organization of committees the convention had nothing but diversion on hand until another rallying speech Thursday time by Senator Joe Robinson of Arkansas on assuming ihe permanent chairmanship Without waiting for the commit tee to be set up formally the plat ormmakers unanimously selected Senator Wagner of New York to be chairman and proceeded to a quick fire of hearings in an upstairs roorff of the convention hall Various farm leaders were among the first to ap pear Green Doesnt Get Far President William Green of the American Federation of Labor focused the constitutional discus sion by proposing an amendment to require a twothirds majority in the supreme court to annul any law He did not get far Similarly other suggestions for change were expected to meet with the new deal insistence that the con stitution already is broad enough to meet Roosevelt given the proper interpretation In dreary contrast to the teeming scenes of yesterday empty chairs stood out when Senator Alben W Barkley called the convention to order Wednesday at a m central standard time He went to the little business with bia usual vigor To head the committee on per manent organization Senator Ho mer T Bone of Washington WM chosen to head the credentials com mittee Representative William J Grarfield of Massachusetts Few Factional The afternoon session recessed p central standard time until 6 oclock The few factional disputes over the seating of the prob ably will come up along with the ;