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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 27, 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 COP ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA SATURDAY JUNE 27 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OP TWO SKCTIONS SECTION ONE NO 224 Democrats Are Noisier Do Better Job Than Rivals in Staging Hullabaloo By CHARLES P STEWART whatever noise may be worth in politics the democrats have had more of it at their convention in Philadelphia than the republicans succeeded in creat ing at Cleveland For a national convention the Cleveland affair was rather quiet The Landon crowd stirred up a tre mendous hullabaloo at its hotel headquarters but the only first class outburst in the big auditorium was the reception given to exPresident Hoover and that was too obviously made to order to be very inspiring The gathering got off to a bad start for one thing The delegates seemed discouraged feel that they were nominating a candidate simply to be knocker over They needed to be pepped up right from the jump and Chairman Henry P Fletcher who called them to order is the last individual to do any Hes extremely gentlemanly Thats whats the mat ter with him politically speaking Hes too much so And by the time the rougher necks got into action the atmosphere already was depress ing and they had a hard job count eracting it Sound Attachments Democratic Chairman James A Farley on the opposite hand is a capable showman He may make indiscreet remarks about typical prairie but even his indis cretions are spectacular Under his management the Roose veltian partys blowout I say Roose veltian because Al Smith insists that its ceased to be Jeffersonian be gan business with an apparently heartfelt screech of enthusiasm and has kept it up very creditably Outside the convention hall also the democratic committees head quarters have been plenty jazzy Not so the republican committees suite in Cleveland Landon head quarters were mighty effervescent but the G O P committees place was as refined as any drawing room so long as Chairman Fletcher had charge of it To be sure John D M Hamilton began to put some life into it an soon as he succeeded Fletcher aut by then the convention was near ly over Not So Cocksure Nevertheless the republican con vention ended up on a note of con siderably more optimism than it be gan with whereas the democratic convention opened to the tune of a few doubts that the partys leaders didnt admit but certainly enter tained a trifle more than they had expected to Oh yes the republicans realize that the chances are against them but they deem them a bit better than they thought they were And the democrats still believe that theyll win but theyre not quite as cocksure of it as they were before Al Smith and company took a walk and Congressman William Lemke announced his independent presidential candidacv Philadelphia will not appreciate my saying so but it isnt as good a convention city as Cleveland Prices Go Up Clevelands auditorium is within a couple of minutes walk of almost anywhere and Philadelphias audi torium is about a dollars ride in a taxicab from almost everywhere And the Philadelphia prices of other things besides taxicabs Murder I estimate that Cleveland boosted its prices to convention visitors by about 25 per cent on an average Philadelphia at least doubled Clevelands I know a newspaperman who wanted some cracked ice in his room at a Philly hotel Room serv ice sent it to him in a bowl ap proximately the size of a hat Nine ty cents My gosh said the scribe to the waiter Are you sure theres 500 pounds of this stuff However he had to pay it Everything else is in proportion Ita a lesson In monetary infla tion ROOSEVELT AND GARNER CHOSEN Fire Sweeps Pack House at Lehigh Cement Plant OFFERS TO SELL HIS HEAD FOR Young Laborer Seeks Deal With Hospital to Pay Off Debts FREDERICK tPV Charles A Mercer 26 year old Frederick laborer said Saturday he had of fered his head after bis death to a Washington hospital for to pay what he said were pressing debts He and his wife and three chil dren by an earlier marriage are threatened with dispossession he selected Gallinger hospital because of recent publicity sur rounding the treatment there of Representative Marion A Zion check of Washington DAMAGE PROMPT ACTION CUTS DOWN LOSS Companys Department Lays Line of Hose to Check Blaze Fire swept the center of the roof and upper structure of pack house No 1 of the Lehigh Portland Ce ment company plant at 11 oclock Friday night causing about damage to building machinery and loss of cement which was destroyed by fire and water The cause of the fire was undetermined but was said to have started in the same section of the building where fire swept through the west end about 10 years ago The fire was well under way when firemen received the alarm and but for the prompt action of the companys own fire department in laying a line of hose to check the progress of the flames would probably have resulted in greater loss Flames could be seen bursting from the windows of the top sec tion of the buildings roof even as the fire trucks rolled off from Fed eral avenue on to Twentyfifth street northwest Again in Operation The Lehigh plant was again in normal operation Saturday morn ing with another pack house put into use and the one damaged by the fire being rapidly put into re pair The damage was confined to the conveyor platform and roof and some such equipment as electric wiring one or two belts and a mo tor W H Patterson superintendent of the plant Saturday expressed his appreciation to the fire depart ment for the effective work done and the rapidity with which the fire was got under control and confined to the conveyor platform j region i Traffic Jams Highway A traffic jam of hundreds of automobiles parked on the cement plant grounds the highway and everywhere but where they should be hindered the approach of fire men and delayed the laying of hose after the fire department arrived Although there is a city ordinance that prohibits spectators from en tering the block in which a fire is in progress the ordinance was openly violated Fire trucks could not be moved after they arrived because of traffic jam and cars parked right up to the trucks All hose had to be laid by hand and civilians were called upon to help boost the hose on to the long roofs a task almost nerculean since the ladders of the local company would not reach to this height Two lines of hose were finally laid on the south side of the packhouse which is directly at the rear of the Lehigh office and these lines finally brought the fire under control after two hours and 17 minutes Employes Act Quickly Except for the promptness of the cement plant employes in laying the first line of hose on the north side of the building the fire would have got beyond control due to the delay in fire fighting caused by the jam of spectators Aside from the difficulty experi enced with the crowd the absence of light in the building made fire fighting extremely dangerous In the section of the roof of the pack house where the fire broke out the conveyors and machinery are in stalled The main power and light line of the plant also runs through here so when the heat became so terrific that the steel girders buck led and twisted the cable broke and left the plant in total darkness ex cept from the light of the fire Situation Dangerous Outside the building the absence of light did not make much differ ence but when firemen and cement employes had to enter the building cross trestles and framework and grope through darkness to the fire always evading live wires the sit uation was extremely dangerous Now and again a fire fighter would get hold of a hot object A misstep anywhere in the building other than on the safety section of the out side roof meant a plunge into the bins of hot cement as it comes from the kilns A man plunging into one of these bins would have burned to cinders almost instantly With the arrival of police cars ero moved and firemen were able Elma Man Hit by Car Succumbs coroners jury held that the death of Ben Zelner 55 Elma who suffered fatal injuries when struck by a car on primary road No 9 west of Cresco Friday was absolving James Hunter of Lime Springs driver of the car The inquest was held Sat urday morning Zelner was hitchhiking on the road which is three miles west of Cresco when he was struckby the car suffering broken legs and other injuries Zelner was taken to the Mercy hospital here Friday afternoon and succumbed early Saturday To Carry Democratic Standard for Second Time to get the trucks within range to use spotlights on the building Wind Was Favorable One thing was in favor of the fire fighters the wind was blowing directly across the building rather than along the length of the struc ture Since the fire started in the center the only safe place of ap proach on that long roof it was kept from spreading to either end where a cavein of the roof or structure would have let the fire fighters drop into the hot cement in the bins Outside of minor burns to those fighting the flames only one ac cident occurred that in the traffic jam Pete Karamitros 7 Lehigh Row was struck by a truck driven by D C Smith 1025 Tyler avenue northwest Karamitros was taken to the Park hospital where his knee was treated While the first battalion was on duty fighting the fire the second battalion or off shift was called on duty at the fire station When the fire was extinguished and the men returned to quarters the second battalion also remained to help clean the equipment which had been covered with wet and caked cement so that all equipment would he in condition for another day Saturday Reinbeck Man Takes Own Life by Slashing Abdomen With Razor REINBECK Iff John Cooper 79 took his own life early Saturday morning by slashing his abdomen with a razor For the last few weeks his mind had been wander ing and he had been under close observation When be arose and called for a razor his wife went for help but upon her return with neighbors Cooper was near death from his wounds LOOK INSIDE JAMES M PAKSONS Parsons Selected as Iowas Chief Justice ON PAGE 2 Party Business Matter of Delegated Authority ON PAGE 2 Proposed State Park at Plymouth Inspected ON PAGE 8 Mier Wolf to Play in Feature Scrap Sunday ON PAGE 9 ROOSEVELT G A R N E R IOWA DELEGATES WELL SATISFIED Predict Democratic Victory in Hawkeye State Next November By C V WAKREN Associated Press Staff Writer PHILADELPHIA Repre sentative Hubert Utterback new national committeeman for Iowa expressed complete satisfaction Sat urday with the work of the demo cratic national convention and other lowans joined him in victory pre dictions as the week long session neared its close If the enthusiasm so evident here is an exact indication of sen iment of the country there is no doubt about the outcome of the No vember Utterback said as the rousing demonstrations of the convention continued through Saturday Edwin Larson of Charles City and State Senators Roy Stevens of Ot tumwa and William McArthur of Mason City were among those pro fessing to see assurances of demo cratic election success in Iowa and over the country Confident of Victory A member of the conventions credentials committee Larson said he was confident of an overwhelm ing Iowa victory and added that an agreement of contesting Minnesota delegations presaged a strong Roosevelt sweep in Minnesota McArthur added that he had tound the Roosevelt sentiment in the east even stronger than he had expected and that it rivaled that of the west He said he was confi dent the partys 1936 farm plank would have the agricultural middle wests support Theyre for he said of the farm provisions and the re turn of President Roosevelt to the white house will assure they are carried Corn Stalks Waved The Iowa comments followed fhe state delegations rousing approval Friday night of the presidents re nomination Lieut Gov Nels G Kraschel of Harlan gave Iowas sec onding address Another demon stration in which green Iowa corn stalks were waved on highand the states corn song sounded through the huge convention hall preceded Kraschels address He expressed Iowas complete satisfaction with the national administration Iowas deep indebtedness to Roosevelt for restoring hope to the hearts of our people and presented the details of the record for agricultural recov The states 22 votes cast by its 44 delegates went for Roose velts renomination The state standard again was paraded through the aisles in the subsequent demon stration Roosevelt Clears Desk to Go to Philadelphia Gives Some Time Drought Situation in Midwest WASHINGTON the finishing touches on the renomina tion acceptance speech he will de liver at Philadelphia Saturday night President Roosevelt gave some time also to a conference on the middlewestern drought He called in Secretary Wallace and Chester Davis the former AAA administrator who now is a mem ber of the federal reserve board to discuss the drought before his de parture for the Quaker city late in the afternoon Aides said the president would be accompanied by Mrs Roosevelt Senator Pat Harrison of Mississippi and a large group of the white house staff Directly From Train Determined to have the accep tance speech start on schedule at S p m arranged for the president to go directly from his train to Franklin field At the white house it was said the only persons to greet the pres ident on his arrival at Philadelphia would be Vice President Garner James Roosevelt and probably Postmaster General Farley Senator Harrison who had been unable to remain at the democrat ic convention because of illness was invited by the president to re turn for the evening To Go to Hyde Park Immediately after his address the president will leave for Hyde Park N accompanied by Mrs Roosevelt his mother Mrs James Roosevelt his children Governor and Mrs Herbert H Lehman of New York and their children Sec retary and Mrs Morgenthau arid their children and Judge and Mrs John E Mack and their children Mack an old friend placed Mr Roosevelts name in nomination both at Philadelphia and at Chica go Commenting on reports that San ta Barbara was under discus sion as the location of a summer white members of the exe cutive staff said the presidents plans for the summer still were in definite It was added that a California vacation trip was not scheduled at present Iowa Farmer Struck by Lightning Killed CHEROKEE A Stiner 30 was struck and killed by light ning at his farm home near Aurelia Friday afternoon He is survived by a brother and sister Have You Read Your Newspaper 1 What lowan spoke second ing the nomination of President Roosevelt at the democratic na tional convention 2 Who was acting governor of Iowa during the absence of the governor and lieutenant gov ernor the past week 3 What birthday did King Ed ward of Great Britain celebrate 4 What well known grain spec ulator died 5 In what state are Governor Landon and his family vacation ing 6 Who will be William Lemkea running mate on the union party ticket 7 Who was named general manager of the Jacob E Decker and Sons packing plant in Mason City 8 What did Judge John E Mack do 9 What well known inmate of Alcatraz penitentiary wasstab bed with a pair of scissors by a fellow convict 10 A company guard was kill ed and four persons wounded in strike rioting in what Ohio city ANSWERS ON PAGE 3 Plan Funeral After First Drowning m East Okoboji Lake ARNOLDS PARK were being arranged for East Oko boji lakes first victim of the year Herbert Gillfillen 14 who drowned while learning to swim about 100 feet offshore The drowning occured Friday eve ning when young Gillfillen was swimming around an anchored boat with Richard De Long and Ronald Hickman afarmhand in eight foot of water Adrian De Long who witnessed the mishap from the shore said Her bert on the opposite side of the boat from his companions cried for aid Hickman went to his aid but the boy grabbed him and they went under struggling Hickman broke loose but Gillfil len never came up His body was re covered with a net He is the son of Mrs Ed Arthur who lives on the east side of the lake The youths father Al Gillfillen works in Arn olds Park MERCURY HITS SEASONS HIGH State Cooled Off Slightly After Temperature of 107 at Logan DES MOINES weath erman noting showers over Iowa Friday night found Saturday slightly cooler than Friday when the mercury hit 107 at Logan the hottest reading reported in Iowa yet this year Sioux City reported the heaviest rainfall inches It was accom panied by a windstorm but only minor damage was reported Council Bluffs measured a trace Des Moines 12 of an inch Du buque a trace Davenport 32 and Keokuk 06 It was clear over the state except in eastern Iowa where rain was falling at Keokuk Satur day morning the weather man said and it will get warmer Sunday Hundred degrees and higher temperatures were general in west and south Iowa Friday Council Bluffs rported 106 Atlantic and Clarinda 103 Creston and Carroll 102 Sioux City 101 Saturdays high the weather man forecast probably would hold to 100 FORECAST IOWA Fair Saturday night and probably Sunday slightly cooler Saturday night in south central portion and near Daven port MINNESOTA Generally fair Saturday night not quite so cool near twin cities generally fair Sunday cooler in north IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 21 hour period ending at 8 oclock Saturday morning Maximum Friday 96 Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A MSaturday 78 Precipitation Trace A new high temperature for the season was established Friday WEEKLY FORECAST CHICAGO weather out look for the period June 29 to July 4 For the upper Mississippi and lower Missouri valleys and the northern and central great plains no general heavy rains indicated but one or two local shower periods likely temperatures mostly above normal GOV ALLRED OF TEXAS PRAISES VICE PRESIDENT No Roll Call Taken by Democrats to Pick Nominees BUIJUSTEN PHILADELPHIA The democratic national committee reelected Postmaster General James A Farley Saturday as na tional chairman By EDWARD J DUFFY Asociated Press Staff Writer CONVENTION HALL PHILA DELPHIA unanimous the democratic convention renomin ated Roosevelt and Garner Saturday lor the already accelerating presi dential campaign Both the president and vice presi dent will accept the campaign man date before a mammoth audience at Franklin field Saturday evening It will be the first time in Ameri can history that both candidates of a political party have been nominat ed and formally notified in a space of 24 hours A din of ayes from the crowded floor ratified Roosevelt for the lead ing place on the ticket at p C S Friday RunningMate Designated After a rest a subdued and small er assemblage of the delegates for mally designated his running mate at a m C S Saturday just before adjournment of the ninth and final session Chairman Joe T Robinson banked the sine die ad journment gavel with a smile of re lief at p C S T Placed in nomination by Gov James V Allred of Texas Garner was given his demonstration innings in a march led by his fellow south westerners Their rebel yells were loud and frequent hut the scene contrasted with Fridays pandemonium for Roosevelt as many of the wearied delegates contented themselves with looking on Parade 20 Minutes In the 20 minute parade through the aisles the six flags under which Texas has been covered in times past fluttered above the broad white sombreros of their bearers The vice president himself listened his hotel He preferred to take a he had joked with friends in disdaining suggestions that he visit the convention The popular old tinier smoked ci gar after cigar while awaiting the president who was expected short ly before the time scheduled for the notification climax 8 p cen tral standard time Administration leaders looked for the president to follow much the same theme he did four years after flying to Chicago to accept his first nomination To Embrace platform None doubted he would embrace the platform pledge a fighting cam paign and invite Support of politi cal independents Tammany hall and the United Mine Workers were among the groups represented by 17 seconders for Garner Without mentioning names Judge John F Carew of New York said he spoke for a Tam many which never betrays or de Thomas Kennedy of the mine union predicted a Pennsylva nia majority for the ticket Amidst signs of impatience at the continued oratory Senator James Byrnes of South Caroina got the floor to move that the nomination be by acclamation Chairman Joe T Robinson put the question quickly yeas were his answer and not no was heard Completion of business put be hind the most unanimous national gathering of the party in 20 years Shouts against abrogation of the twothirds nominating rule alone broke the outward harmony so far as business on the floor was con cerned The only open hints of trouble were from the South Carolina dele gation which resented recognition given Negroes in the program and the gallery fracas Thursday night when police rushed out a dozen who flaunted Al Smith banners Hard Roused On the inside both the two thirds dispute and the constitu tional disputes roused hard feel ings The rules committee had to make concessions to the south to avoid a floor fight on the ancient nominating rule and advocates of a constitutionl amendment to en large federal powers yielded to in sertion of an if necessary quali fication only after an appeal on be half of the president and warnings of open strife Despite threats of rain officiafi went ahead with plans for aiccom ;