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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - June 30, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS HOME EDITION VOL XLII STVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WIRE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA TUESDAY JUNE 30 1936 THIS PAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 226 Rule Change Irks Dixie Farley Scoffs When Third F R Term Is Suggested CONGRESSMAN JACOBSEN DIES By CHARLES P STEWART ASHINGTON CPA Dem ocratic Chairman James A Farley speaks of the asininity of re ports that Pres ident Roosevelt if reelected next November will seek a third nomination i n 1940 However the very fact that j Farley had to j term the reports j asinine p r o v cs that they are current They are quite so The southern delegates m parti cular at the Philadelphia conven tion discussed them pretty freely Most of these delegates from Dixie were resentful of the presi dents advocacy of the abandonment of the twothirds rule at democratic conventions and surrendered grudg injrlv when a voice vote swept the rule out of existence following a rcommendation by the mittee by a vote of 36 to 13 that it be abandoned Not Enough Votes The south hadnt enough votes in a convention to give a majority to a candidate of its own choice but it has had enough to prevent any can didate of whom it objects from get tintwothirds In other words while the Dixielandcrs couldnt win they always had been able to force a compromise The south prized this veto power and exercised it too as when it euchered the late Champ Clark out of the democratic presidential nom ination Clark had a majority but he couldnt run it up to twothirds so finally his supporters had to yield and the convention agreed on Wood row Wilson which despite the fact that Wilson won for their party was mighty aggravating to the Clar kites Roosevelts View President Roosevelt took the pps ition that its unfair for a minority to dictate to a majority He also held that its bad pojitics on the ground that a convention majoritys first choice of a candi date is likely to make a more formidable run than the gatherings compromise second choice with which in all probability no cle ment will be altogether satisfied At first thought this seems like sound reasoning Nevertheless Dixie had an an answering argument of somo cogen cy Souths Argument Its true admit the southerners that their delegates were in a min ority at a democratic convention But when it comes to an Their states go democratic The other states though with a majority of convention delegates Declares Farm Production Control Necessary LEHMAN TO RUN FOR3RDTERMAS Executive of Roosevelt Home State Yields to Party Pressure ALBANY Herbert H Lehman announced Tuesday he would yield to party pressure and run for a third term The chief executive of President Roosevelts home state called news papermen to his office and gavs them a 200 word statement declar ing he could no longer resist the pleas of mv party both in the state and the The governors decision came with surprising sudden ness and within a few days after the democratic nation Getting Their Diplomas may almost all go republican elec torally That is to say A certainly democratic state like Alabama for example disliked to have a probably republican state like Pennsylvania pick the candi dates for Alabama democrats to support and then go republican in November while the faithful Ala bamans did their democratic duty The Alabamans have felt that at least they should have some little check upon the selection as under the twothirds rule Theres more or less color of jus tice in this contention Unimportant This Year To be sure the dispute has been only academic as applied strictly to the present instance the Roosevel tian renomination this year having been a foregone conclusion However the southern delegates in Philadelphia with a few excep tions expressed violent opposition to the twothird rules abrogation What the president appears H H Lehman al convention had staged a wild 17 minute demonstration for him and the president had invited him to Hyde park for the weekend The decision means that Governor Lehman has reconstructed his an nouncement of this spring that the time had come for him to ask re lief from the cares of office Nationwide Movement He also was yielding to pressure of a democratic nationwide move ment to induce him not to retire Democrats in 35 states joined in the movement The governor sum moned newspapermen to his office shortly after the noon hour Regardless of personal consider ations however he said I feel that I can no longer re fist the pleas of my party both in the state and in the nation or of those with whom I have worked in closest association for many years and with whom I have waged the fight for equal opportunity and so cial Therefore if my party in this state chooses to nominate me again and if the people of the state again call on me for service I shall proud ly accept the call and will during the coming two years devote myself wholeheartedly to the interests of the people of the Smiles at Reporters Smiling and in an unusually re sponsive manner with reporters the governor said his decision on May 20 to not seek reelection was made with an earnest desire to be re lieved ofthe cares and responsibili ties of the governorship in order to return to private life and the enjoy ment of my My decision of May 20 was reached after long and careful de liberation I considered it final he said Since then I have been deeply touched and stirred by the many ex pressions of confidence and friend ship that have come to me from all parts of the country I shall always be grateful for ROOSEVELT EXPRESSES GREAT HAPPINESS WASHINGTON IP President Roosevelt expressed great happi ness on learning that Gov Herbert H Lehman had decided to run again for governor of New York to TURN TO PAGE 16 FOR STORY Miss Hazel V Thomas new Gordo county superintendent of schools presented 150 eighth grade diplomas at the annual exercises in East park Tuesday She is shown above presenting the certificates to part of the Lime Creek township contingent The commencement was held as part of the program of the annual picnic of the Lnited Iarm Organizations of Cerro Gordo county Lock Photo Kayenay weav ing Couple Beaten to Death as Grandchild Looks on them to have undertaken I have heard many of them charge is to sain absolute convention control in 1940 by the abandonment of that rule and another modification or two making it perfectly possible for him to renominate himself or to designate his successor anyway Matter for Guessing That thats what he really has had it in mind to do is a question for anyone to guess on but its what numerous southerners have main tained that his program has been calculated to render practicable There are antinew deal north erners who whisper the same suspi cion I dont honestly suppose that theres a definitely deep laid plot at this stage of the game to make Franklin D Roosevelt Americas first threeterm president Still when the time comes If theres a demand for him and the things manageable Who knows It looks asinine to Chairman Far ley now But in 1940 The suggestions been made any how or Farley wouldnt have had to notice it Caling reporters the president said into his office the governors 8 Year Old Deaf Girl Gives Police Little Aid OGDEN Utah Sny der 62 and his wife Mrs Mabel Scott Snyder 52 were beaten to death in their beds Tuesday as their 8 year old deaf mute granddaughter looked on Mrs Emma Scott Rose 80 moth of Mrs Snyder was beaten so badly she was not expected to live A visitor Mrs Grace Mortensen 35 of Salt Lake City was badly cut and bruised Police could obtain little help from the child witness to the bru tal crimes curly haired Betty Beck er Hunt for Husband They said they were seeking George Mortensen 37 husband of Mrs Grace Mortensen for question ing The victims were bludgeoned with a pickhandle police Sergeant L M Hilton said Mrs Mortensen told him her hus band a cosmetic salesman drank too much and that she left home in Salt Lake City Sunday to come to her mother Mrs Snyder Hilton said she told him that Mortensen had followed her here and that she found him at the house upon returning from a movie Refuses to Return She said she told him she would not return with him until he stop ped They discussed the matter for some time before re tiring Mortensen ien went to sleep on the couch in the front room Hilton said he was informed The child a daughter of Mrs Mortensen by a former marriage ran to a nearby store shortly after 7 a about an hour police con jectured after the killings With difficulty she finally made the storekeeper understand and po lice were called decision not only pleases me but it also makes very happy millions of people all over the United States It will be a good influence for the car rying of our program of social leg islation in the broadest The president revealed that Mon day he had written Governor Leh man a long letter urging him to re consider 14 Months OH Baby Drowned in Bathtub CEDAR RAPIDS alone for a few minutes in the bathtub Monday evening Helen Marie Franc 14 months old daughter of Mr and Mrs Joe Franc was drowned in about seven inches of water when she fell over on her face Mrs Franc told a deputy coroner she had placed the baby with a sis ter Jo Ann 2 in the tub to cool off She left them there but the older girl climbed out of the tub in a few minutes and left the room CHILD MAY HAVE KILLED MOTHER Possibility Not Overlooked by Police Probing Death of Mrs Castle PICTURES ON PAGE 2 CHICAGO Capt Wil liam J OBrien said Tuesday he was not overlooking the possibility that Mrs Florence Thompson Castle 24 year old tavern entertain er who was beaten to death early yesterday might have been killed by her 7 year old son Jimmie An inquest into her death was continued until July 9 after Capt OBrien in charge of the investiga tion explained that the police had uncovered information which they did not wish to disclose at this time LOOK INSIDE TAMES A FARLEY Renew Speculation on Farleys Double Job ON PAGE 2 Cleaners Beat Dairy m Y League for First Time ON PAGE 9 Popejoy Farmer Hit by Haypole Is Dead ON PAGE 8 150 Eighth Graders Get Diplomas at Farm Picnic ON PAGE 16 PRAIRIE FARMER EDITOR SPEAKER AT PICNIC HERE Gregory Says 30 Million Prospective Customers Plowed Control of farm production is necessary because the nation has plowed under of the farmers prospective said C V Gregory editor of the Prairie Farmer speaking before several hundred farmers at the an nual picnic of the United Farm Or ganizations of Cerro Gordo county at East park Tuesday afternoon Forty years ago farmers could look forward confidently to a home j population of before the end of the first half of the present said Mr Gregory Since that time control of immigration and control of the natural increase of population have canceled out a large part of this expected increase Instead of population during the next decade will not go much over Control in Other Fields Along with population control we have developed price and produc tion control in almost every field of work in America In the face of all these controls of this highly ar tificial managment of production in other fields uncontrolled production in agriculture can lead only to dis aster as it so nearly did in 1932 can achieve national pros perity only if farm income is high enough1 so that farmers can buy city goods and services freely That means adequate compensation for the farmers efforts which the cities must concede if they would not have their own house of cards tumble again about their heads Every effort must be made to increase farm markets by reem ployment in the cities by recap tured export markets and by in creased industrial uses for farm products But all these things together will not provide a profitable market for agricultures surplus acres of several years to come In the meantime in its own interest and in the larger national interest agriculture must follow the example of labor and industry and exercise enough intelligent control of it s production to maintain prices at profitable levels Means to End But while putting agriculture permanently on a moneymaking basis is necessary it is only a means to an end Agricultures real objec tive is to make the country the hap piest place in the world in which to live In the name of efficiency we have seen ownership of land con centrated into large holdings worked by hired men or tenants more cor poration farms fewer familysized farms operated by their owners That is the surest way to under mine the stability of our American institutions That is too high a price to pay for efficiency if indeed it is efficiency Private ownership of property is under fire not only in the United States but all over the world The only way it can be saved is tohave more folks owning property espe cially land that most precious of all property Corporation farms nonresident ownership of farm land is almost wholly bad It undermines farm community happiness and national stability By every means possible we should endeavor to make it pos Dies at Rochester DES MOINES was plenty not so hot as Iowa Tuesday Temperatures mounted generally into the middle 90s and the change from Monday together with some cloudiness brought relief to some parts of the state The weather bureau anticipated however that the improvement would be short lived Higher temper atures were forecast for the extreme eastern Iowa Mondays marks ranged downward from their 107 tops with many cities reporting readings over 100 Monday mornings low was 56 at Estberville in the northwest Mason City bad a 94 Monday Rain in Southwest Southwestern Iowa received a generous and crop improving rain fall and other parts of the state shared to a lesser extent The heavi est precipitation was inches at Clarinda Reconstruction work set in Tues day in three widely separated Iowa areas ripped up by tornadic winds that caused thousands of dollars damage and were indirectly respon sible for one mans death by light ning Capping a day of 100 degree heat which sent the mercury to 107 de grees at Washington Iowa one point lower than the 28 year record the tree toppling windstorms struck at Clarinda Rose Hill and Clinton Struck by Lightning A bolt of lightning struck down Enoch Clarinda farmer as he was covering his grain binder to shelter it from a sudden thunder storm His helper 13 year old Charles Meieers standing only four feet from Freeman when the bolt struck was stunned but recovered Freeman is survived by his wife and three children Most extensive damage was caus ed at Clinton and Fulton just across the Mississippi river The wind struck two sections of Clinton uprooting trees hurling tree limbs through the air and dam aging small buildings The wind gained in intensity as it jumped the Mississippi and struck Fulton The second story of the main building of the Patent Novelty com pany in Fulton was wrecked 20 girl employes escaping injury as they fled to shelter amid falling brick and flying timbers Frank Dana of Clinton president of the company estimated damage at Power Cut Off In Clinton power service was tem porarily cut off by falling trees which snapped lines and streetcar service was temporarily halted by trees which ripped loose trolley lines At Rose Hill the wind unrooted several buildings and flattened gar ges and other small buildings Gail Whitaker was slightly injured when a lumber yard roof was hurled 350 eet into the air and crashed At Blanchard near Clarinda a number of small buildings were flat ened and telephone servjce in the Blanchard and Clarinda areas was disrupted temporarily A 60 mile an hour gale lashed at Iowa City during a brief thunder storm Minor wind damage was re ported at Tipton B M JACOBSEN LEAGUE HEARS HAILE SELASSIE Little Ethiopian Faces Down Hostile Demonstration in Assembly GENEVA Haile Se lassie of Ethiopia faced down a hos tile demonstration by spectators in the league of nations assembly Tuesday evening to declare he bad been fighting the cause of small countries faced by powerful invad ers His first words were drowned by an unroar that threw the assem blage of statesmen into confusion Police went into action in the gal leries and arrested a number of al leged fascists charged with the cat calling demonstration When he again could be heard Haile Selassie spoke quietly in a rather flat voice He devoted much of his speech to a recapitulation of the developments leading to the Ital ian conquest of Ethiopia Then he said I did not wish the war that was imposed upon me In this struggle I have been fighting the cause of all small countries against the greed of a powerful State and National Officials Seeking Way Out of Drought Crisis ST PAUL and national officials gathered here Tuesday to seek a way ont of the crisis caused by the devastating drought that has parched major farm crops in five northwest states while from the weather bureau came promises of continued dry weather The searing heat that blanketed the parched area abated somewhat Monday night following scattered rains earlier inthe day but neither showers nor cooler weather came in time to save grain crops from de struction in most of North and South Dakota Montana Wyoming and westcentral Minnesota obser vers reported ilies to own the land they more ambitious young farm i till Farm Folks Another along the road to farm happint themselves to lize that it is pos sible to worship ti i devoutly at the shrine of hard won J We need more leisure in the country I believe the time is not far off when Saturday afternoon will be a holiday in the country as it is in the city Then we must learn to use that leisure wisely In Illinois we have young farm boys and young men or ganized into baseball and Softball leagues all over the state to men tion only one out of many spare time activities that are keeping the young folks happy in the country This fall we are planning a two day Jtate farm sports festival where ball games will be played where farm bands will where other farm folks compete contests will make this one of the states biggest celebrations and something new and I believe very much worthwhile in agriculture Farming Must Pay We are talking much these days of conservation Of great import ance is soil conservation of much greater importance is conservation of our rural human resources To accomplish this farming must pay farm folks must to the great est possible degree live on modest sized farms which they owned a greater appreciation of the value of leisure and fun must be cultivated Back of all this must be a change in our attitude toward land We have been a nation of nomads moving restlessly toward new lands or trying to make a stake so that we could retire and move to town We must get our roots deeper into the soil regarding it not as a temporary means of making a little money but as our home and the home of our children and our chil drens children Once we have done that soil conservation will take care of itself and we shall be well on the way to a happy stable rural civilization which will permanently underwrite the security of our American in PRISONER TRIO IN JAIL BREAK Men With Criminal Records Break Out of Webster City Lockup WEBSTER CITY Three prisoners each with a criminal rec ord escaped from the Hamilton county jail early Tuesday by pick ing the lock to the bull pen and breaking through the single thick ness of a hollow tile wall Those who escaped were James Pagget of Randall sen tenced yesterday to three years in the state penitentiary for driving while intoxicated James E Webb of Cedar Rapids awaiting trial on charges of theft of a trailer at Williams Robert Blair of Texas believed to be Roscoe Brown Des Moines who had eight days left of a 30 day sen tence for shop lifting Shortly after tie break Webb hired W H Frasier taxi driver to take him and a girl friend said to be from Dubuque to a Des Moines bus depot Frasier said he knew nothing of the jail break until he returned to Webster City later in the day The Weather FORECAST IOWA Probably fair Tuesday night and Wednesday except some cloudiness in east slightly warmer Wednesday in extreme east MINNESOTA Generally fair in south somewhat unsettled in north Tuesday night and Wed nesday possibly showers in ex treme north Tuesday night not so cool in extreme east portion cooler Wednesday in west IN MASON CITY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at S oclock Tuesday morning Maximum Monday Minimum in Night 62 At 8 A M Tuesday 65 Rainfall Trace DEMOCRAT DEAN OF IOWA HOUSE DELEGATION 74 Regarded Own Career as Proof of Chance That America Offered ROCHESTER resentative B M Jacobsen 74 of Iowa died here at 9 a m Tuesday after a 10 days illness The congressman from the sec ond Iowa district left Washington June 20 at the close of the session He became ill on bis way home and was brough directly here Cause of death was not disclosed With him at the time of his death were his wife and five children who include two sons William and Marvin Jacobsen Clinton the fath ers residence and three daughters Mrs C L Callender Indianapolis Mrs Paul Soenksen Harvey and Mrs John Hammond Wash ington D C First in Several Years Jacobsen was elected from the second Iowa district six years ago the first democrat to be named to the lower house of congress from that state in several years Funeral services not yet ar ranged will be conducted at his home at Clinton His own achievements in politics and business Congressman Jacob sen always chose to regard as proof of the opportunities for success of a poor immigrant boy in the United States A native of Germany he lilted to recall the steady progress he made from a job as helper in a sawmill at Clinton to a seat in the United States house of representatives In the 1930 general election he defeated Representative B F Letts to become the only Iowa member of the democratic party in the sev entysecond congress He was the first democrat to represent the sec ond Iowa district since the time of Henry Vollmer Renominated Three Jacobsen won reelection in 1932 and again in 1934 In the 1936 June primaries he was renominated as democratic congressional candidate for a fourth term When he first entered the con gressional race six years ago Jac obsen was one of Iowas pioneer antiprohibitionists He came out strongly against prohibition and at tacked the Volstead law in posi tive terms voicing what he re garded as the sentiment of his dis trict Jacobsens parents brought their son then 14 years old to Clinton from Germany in 1876 Because bis father and mother were elderly and of modest means the youth was obliged to aid in their support His only schooling came in times of per sonal affluence Worked in SawmilL He worked hard through the long hours which then were required on any job first being employed in sawmill and then in a brickyard Through contact with fellow work men he gradually learned to speak English After a few years he obtained a position as clerk in a general store at a wage of a week In 1886 he formed the partnership of Niswen and Jacobsen which continued until 1914 In that year Jacobsen was ap pointed postmaster of Clinton hold ing the office until 1923 Unable to Retire Finding himself unable to retire from business life as he intended he organized the Clinton Thrift com pany of which his son W S Jacob sen became secretary Congressman Jacobsen also retained big director ship in the City National bank of Clinton Lodge work claimed a part of his attention He had been a member of the Clinton Turner society for many years having been the organizer and first president of the group He also was a charter member of the Clinton Rotary club a Scottish Rite Mason and a member of the Shrine His marriage to Lena Trager of Clinton took place May 25 1885 Five children were born to them William Alma Alvina Marvin X and Bernice Named Moderator of Iowa Presbyterians AMES Rev W O Har lass of Fort Dodge was elected mod erator of the Presbyterian synod of Towa at its here suc ceeding the Rev A B Thutt of Clarinda ;