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Mason City Globe-Gazette (Newspaper) - March 9, 1936, Mason City, Iowa NORTH IOWAS DAILY PAPER EDITED FOR THE HOME HOME EDITION THE NEWSPAPER THAT MAKES ALL NORTH IOWANS NEIGHBORS VOL XLII FIVE CENTS A COPY ASSOCIATED PRESS LEASED WlirlE SERVICE MASON CITY IOWA MONDAY MARCH 9 1936 THISPAPER CONSISTS OF TWO SECTIONS SECTION ONE NO 131 RITAIN TO AID FRANCE IF ATTACKED Is Idahoan Dependable Will Borah Stick by G 0 P If Not Nominated Congress Wants to Quit After Passing Tax Act SEEK TO LIT PROGRAMME OFFERED BY By CHARLES P STEWART A S H I N G T O N Is there a n y possibility I that Senator William E n T A J ah if defeated j J T Lommittee Aide i Blast Demolishes Forest City Pump Station for the republi can presidential nomination will flop over to supi port of President Roosevelts cami paign for r e j election The Idaho statesmans reci ord would seem I to imply an anj swer emphaticalj ly in the negaj tive Resigns to Manage Landon Drive WASHINGTON signs that the election minded congress will hurry home after action on President Roosevelts tax program developed Monday on both sides of the capitol Speaker Byrns predicted that tax legislation at this session would be limited to the points mentioned by the new levy on un gists who think there is of such a development And some republicans speak of it as conceiv able It is noteworthy that the senator has not said he will be for the G O P nominee if he is not nominated He is under no obligation to do so but the suggestion is heard that he might have been expected to say it unless he planned otherwise He Has Bolted The assertion that Borah always is regularly republican in campaign time however anti he may be be tween election days is not 100 per cent accurate He was a free silver bolter in the first Bryan fight against McKmley I He was a young little known poli itician then and his defection was cessing taxes and a windfall tax to recapture returned or unpaid as sessments made under the outlawed AAA program Under this schedule any further revision of the structure would be postponed until congress meets again after the elections Would Pay Taxes Figures showing that individuals would pay new or addi tional taxes should corporations faced with a proposed tax on their undivided all earnings among stockholders were submitted by treasury authorities Monday to a house ways and means subcommittee On the assumption of complete distribution of all corporate earn ings the treasury estimated that to be a not particularly noticeable It was j S1g of income would be not very vociferous either btill it proved that he senator can bolt if John Hamilton as exe he has sufficient provocation assistant to Hcnry Fietcher Politicians reason tnat the growth of tho republican national of Gov Alf M Landon s boom can not but be extremely irritating to the Idaho solon It is no secret that from the beginning Landon has been too conservative for him Satisfactory to Street Now it is proclaimed that the Kansan is satisfactory to Wall is almost the Worse even than that however is the Wall street proposal to run Representative and former sena tor James W Wadsworth of New York in second place on a Landon ticket Wadsworth is as ultracon servative an individual as ever came to Washington His selection as Landons cam mate would be the Of the Landon movement accel eration there can be no question Talks Just Enough The Kansas governor has talked just enough none too much Not the severest critics can find any fault with his utterances He has turned out to be a better radio speaker than was expected He has kept his head quarters muffled He shows all signs of being an Al politician He and his family screen well for the movies His presidential geography is a novelty H is so distinctly a westerner that Wall streets indorse ment and hisPennsylvania birth do not seem likely to hurt him His past as nn oil man is that of an independent All the same a republican bolt by Borah if he is not nominated by the republicans and does bolt to Roosevelt I unmistakably will be an enormous Roosevelt asset Roosevelt will lose Wall street anyway What he needs is solidarity in the farm belt Maybe Borah as a bolter to his standard could give it to him notwithstanding Landon committee to become national or ganizcr for the volunteer commit I tec working for the presidential nomination of Gov Alf Landon of Kansas Subsidy Bill May Die Hamilton will retain his posi tions as national committeeman from Kansas and general counsel for the national committee Coincidentally a controversy be fore the senate commerce commit tee disclosed that advocates of ship subsidy legislation arc far from agreement This gave rise to be lief in some that the sub jert might be put on next years calendar Investigations ronlirmerl major capital topic Senator Borah RIdaho intro duced and the senate adopted a res olution calling on the communica tions commission to explain mass seizures of telegrams for the sen ate lobby committee The house ac counts committee approved a re quest for to finance investi gation of the Townsend and other old age pension movements No Court Rulings The supreme courts regular de cision day produced no ruling on new deal enactments but the court did agree to review the case of Ar thur W Cutten Chicago grain deal er whose trading privileges the gov ernment is seeking to revoke A contest against the abrogation of gold payment clauses in govern ment obligations was pressed before the court of claims by Robert A Taft a son of the former president and a republican presidential possi bility Other Attacks Florida Canal Senator Vandenberg again attacked the Florida ship can al and the Passamaquoddy tidal power projects as economically un Congress was asked to put the government in the road building business on a bigger scale than ever before Secretary Ickcs reported congress would have to appropriate more r ru 1 I money to carry out all pending pub Replaces Ministry ot Ukada HC works projects D 1 L D L 11 PIea tD Railroads Broken by Kebemon officials hoped that a pica Mr Roosevelt issued Sunday night to railroad management and labor would bring them together on the knotty problem of rail unification proposals on the ground that work men would be displaced Present law limits the number of men who can be displaced in such projects but neither labor nor man agement is satisfied with these pro tective provisions Mr Roosevelt said He appealed to them to get together in a joint conference with him if necessary HIROTA CABINET ASSUMES OFFICE in Japan TOKIO Hirota the son of a stone mason who rose to an outstanding role on the world stage completed Monday formation of a cabinet to replace the ministry of Premier Keisuke Okada broken by the Japanese military rebellion and The Hirota cabinet was ceremon ially installed In the presence of Emperor Hirohito Monday night in the Phoenix hall of the imperial pal ace The personnel and program of the new cabinet represented a hard driven bargain between Hirota Ja pans generals and admirals for a positive independent readjust ment of foreign Child Dies of Wound HAWARDEN Orwin 9 died in a physicians office here of a gunshotwound suffered accident ally while he was playing with a rifle UPPER that was left of the Forest City municipal water works pumping station fol lowing an explosion Note the debris tossed into the trees by the force of the blast which all the walls exeept one small portion The pumps compressors and filter tanks were tint damaged and wens covered with canvas ns protection The roof was blown away in segments and did not fall lown on the machinery although a heavy steel girder missrd the compressor by a few inches Photo by Elders Studio LOWER view of the pumping station It was first put into operation in Feb ruary 1935 and is located on the banks of the Winnebago river at the northwest cdffe of Forest City Roof Is Hurled Far But Pumps Are Still in Use BULLETIN FOREST W E Gallagan Ames said Monday aft ernoon gas was escaping through an electrical conduit leading to Ihe Forest City municipal pump ing station and he attributed the explosion of the station to this gas He will make analysis of the gas which he said has the odor of natilYal gas The conduit passes near the gas man FOREST the new structure housing the city wa ter pumping station was blown to pieces Saturday evening by an ex plosion heard throughout the town the machinery was not damaged and continued in operation Sunday and Monday No one was in the building at the time and no one was injured The state fire marshals office was notified Saturday evening of the blast and an investigator was expected Monday The cause of the blast has not been determined The building was of brick and tile construction and was built in the fall of 1934 to house the wells and ipal filtration plant of the munic water The building was erected at a cost of about 000 after a former structure had been torn down with relief labor Gas Turned Off The building was heated with natural gas but the stove and gas had been turned off for several weeks and an examination by the as officials late Saturday night disclosed no leak In the gas main nor around the meter they said The gas stove and meter were not damaged in the explosion nor were the water pumps compressors or filtration tanks The main force of the explosion which blew debris into nearby trees seemed to be in the west side of the building the opposite side from the gas stove and gas connections The city water pumps and com CREST REACHED AT SIOUX CITY Recedes After Driving 600 Families From Homes SIOUX CITY observ ers said Monday the Floyd river flood apparently had reached its Monday morning after driving some 600 families from their homes along its banks here and flooding hundreds of acres of bottom land above the city The river rose nine inches during the 4 hours preceding 7 a but since then has held its level and re ports from upstream indicated the water is falling slowly The Floyd flows through the east part of Sioux City and empties into the Missouri near the stockyards in the southeast section The Big Sioux river at the west edge of the city still was rising but was not expected to flood to any great extent Wash Over Park The Floyd Monday washed over the circus grounds and part of An derson park The KariKeen Manu the banks of the Winnebago river j facturing company plant and the Iowa foundry plant were surrounded I pressor were not damaged and aft er being shut off for a short time the water was turned back into the mains and the pressure main tained by use of the city stand pipe City officialsstate that the water supply is not threatened Thrown From Davenport The force of trie explosion was felt throughout the town and at the Ted Fox home located not far from the station one of the children was thrown from a davenport by the blast A few windows were cracked in nearby dwellings The city fire department had been called to the station twice in recent weeks to extinguish fires When firemen said they thought the first fire was caused by leaking gas the gas was turned off at the station Firemen declared that the second fire provided a puzzle for them as to origin Neither of these fires caused more than damage Ed Nelson city employe had been at the building late Saturday after noon and when going away had left a window and the transom over the door open to permit ventilation Pumping Was Automatic The building was located along at the northwest edge of Forest City No employes were kept at the building as the pumping was done automatically though city employes visited the building once a day as a rule The water pumping system has been covered with canvas and in event of cold weather the equip ment will be covered with a tent and heat used to prevent freezing so the water supply will not be threatened though the water will be pumped direct from the wells into the main without being run through the filtration tanks Whether the gas arising from the filtration tanks might have caused the explosion advanced was among theories by water which also spread out over a large part of the Springdale and Trinity addition residence districts Refugees were given shelter by the Salvation Army the Red Cross the Y W C A or by friends and relatives Boats were kept available for any possible further emergency and a school bus furnished by the board of education waited to take any additional refugees to safety Safe and Satisfactory At Des Moines Charles D Reed government meteorologist reported the Iowa river situation is safe and satisfactory except in the streams of northeast Iowa where MORE INTEREST IN SCHOOL VOTE IS SHOWN HERE Mason City Ballots Set New Record for More Than Decade Mason City voters were establish ing a record for a decade or more in the number of votes cast in a school election Monday While the vote was not large com pared with the number cast by Ma son City in national elections rec ords in the poll books Monday after noon showed more than balloting for a school election At 2 oclock a total of 532 votes had been cast divided as follows First ward 126 Second ward 175 Third ward 151 Fourth ward SO Total 532 The voters are being asked to se lect two out of six candidates Guy C Blackmore Garfield Breese Max Boyd R W Fischbeck Dr Ray mond F Kunz and B A Webster for director and a treasurer for which position Allan F Beck in cumbent and Edgar S Gage were candidates A proposition of voting a tax to be used in remodeling the Garfield school was also submitted at this election To Count Ballots Counting of ballotswill start at 7 oclock Monday evening when the polls are closed The judges and clerks at the four voting places are as follows are as follows First ward school administration Brogue 721 Dela ware avenue northeast Joseph C Johnson 922 Pennsylvania avenue northeast Juva Bergland 114 Ele venth street northeast and Mrs Edna White 404 Delaware avenue northeast Second ward C J DeLacy 326 Twelfth street north west Mrs J H Murray 1217 Pres ident avenue northwest CA Cad well 312 Seventh street northwest and C H Major 102 Twelfth street northwest Judges and Clerks Thirdward Lapiner a Fitzpatrick East State street Margaret Kelly 624 Peniv syvania avenue southeast 0 Stol tenberg 1616 Delaware avenue southeast and J V Campbell 319 First street southeast Fourth Dr Cady veterinary Esther DeSart 123 Monroe avenue southwest Mary Stebbins 402 Twentyfourth street southwest C I Clark 312 Sixth street southwest and Mrs Leota Wheaton 117 Monroe avenue south west ON THE INSIDE CHARLES E HEARST Former State Farm Bureaus Head Dies ON PAGE 2 Iowa History Series Reviews Early Crime ON PAGE Big Tens All Star Cage Team Chosen ON PAGE 9 Damage Done By Blaze at Chariton ON PAGE 2 75 Men To Return To Jobs in Brick Yards ON PAGE 12 Chaplin and Paulette Wont Comment on Engagement Reports SHANGHAI Chap lin and Paulette Goddard the gam ine of his newest picture reached here Monday amid reports they were engaged but neither would comment The Shanghai correspondent of Agency reported that Miss Goddard an nounced the engagement but that the date of the wedding had no been Chaplin and his leading lady are on a world tour Chaplin was said to be writing a play in which Miss Goddard will have the principal role Ethiopia to Continue to Fight Back By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Ethiopian high command Monday greeted news of reported cessation of Italian warfare with the statement that Ethiopia no matter whatItaly does will con tinue the defensive war until peace negotiations begin on a definite ba The statement was made after re ceipt of a report that Marshal Pietro Badoglio commander of Italian forces had ordered a cessation of the offensive on the northern front The feeling prevailed in Rome that acceptance of the league of na tions peqce appeal and Germanys denunciation of the Locarno pact would end sanctions Panic spread through Addis Ababa Monday when a government warning that Italian airplanes were speeding toward the Ethiopian cap ital was broadcast The reported approach of the dreaded Italian bombers caused many to flee the city the winter precipitation was about twice the He said streams are generally carrying nearly bankful stages in central and southern Iowa which is disposing of winter precipitation in the best possible Drops Below Freezing Though he predicted tempera tures would continue at 50 to 60 degrees above Tuesday Reed said there was nothing to cause alarm except in the northwest section Temperatures below freezing over most of the state Sunday night slowed up the runoff of thaw wa ter Temperatures Monday night the weather bureau said would hold above freezing There was no precipitation reported over the weekend and though the weather bureau foresaw increasing cloudi ness the prediction did not include rain FORECAST IOWA Increasing cloudiness somewhat warmer Monday night Tuesday mostly cloudy warmer in southeast portion somewhat colder in west and north central portions Tuesday afternoon MINNESOTA Cloudy rain or snow in northeast and east cen tral Monday night or Tuesday and in northwest Monday night somewhat warmer in east Mon day night colder Tuesday IN MASON CiTY GlobeGazette weather figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Monday morning Maximum Sunday 36 Above Minimum in Night 26 Above At 8 A M Monday 33 Above Figures for 24 hour period ending at 8 oclock Sunday morning Maximum Saturday 39 Above Minimum in Night 26 Above At 8 A M Sunday 35 Above North Iowas average snow level under the influence of gradual melt ing has been reduced to less than 5 inches That 5 inch blanket how ever contains a Very great araount of moisture and high waters in oui streams is still a live possibility Mason Citys mercuries climbed to 46 above zero Monday afternoon BALDWIN SAYS EUROPE IS NOT READY FOR WAR Eden Believes Germanys Action Is Not Threat of Hostilities SITUATION AT A GLANCE By The Associated Press led nations bound by the Locarno treaty in protest of German denunciation jf the pact sent a formal pro test to the league of nations and called a conference of signatories for tomorrow cele bration of Adolph Hitlers Reich stag address was brought to a close as the reichsfuehrers popu larity rose to new heights IN THE man troops estimated at approxi mately occupied their posi tions as French soldiers moved into the steel and concrete de fense line along tbe frontier Fear of border incidents heightened apprehension of danger in the re armed zone joined with France in a league protest against the German move re questing quick consideration of the international problem by the league council e a g u e officials called a council meeting for Fri day inviting Belgium not a mem ber of the council and Germany not a member of the league to sit in on the discussion Secretary Anthony Eden told the house of commons he believed the German action does not carry a threat of the attention of Europe turned to the Rhineland Italy ordered least hostilities in Ethiopia By G H ANDEKSON Copyright 193G by Tbe Associated Eden Great Britains foreign secretary said to day that his nation would go to the defense of France and Belgium if Germany attacked either of but that he did not see a threat of At the same time Prime Minister Baldwin said that if the countries of Europe want to stop aggression they will have to be much more ready for war than they are today otherwise the aggressor will have his own Both the cabinet ministers made their statements in a house of com mons which was packed to the doors and which cheered enthusias tically Sees Less Hope Eden said there was no reason to suppose that the present German action implies a threat of hostili but Baldwin admitted that there appeared less hope than for many years of bringing France and Germany together Eden indicated that Great Britain was willing to consider Reichsfuh rer Hitlers proposals for new peace treaties but that Germanys act in moving troops into the demilitarized Rhineland have profoundly shaken confidence in any engagement into which the government of Germany may in the future Baldwin said that FrancoGer man suspicions have rendered havoc to Europe during the cen He said that Europes hopes for peace have been blighted by the French missing an opportunity for accepting an offer and times by Germany taking some act resulting in the breaking up of a Asks for Approval Baldwin asked that parliament appove the British governments programs for building up British defenses Our he are preparations in case needs should arise x x x Neither the government nor the British people will ever be intimi dated by threats from whatever quarter they The prime minister declared that Great Britains design was to keep calm to keep our heads and to continue to try and bring Franca and Germany together in friend ship with The house of commons was packed to the doors to hear Eden expound the British position in this moment when Germany has violated the Locarno troops into pact the by throwing demilitarized Rhineland and France has retaliated with the wartime garrisoning of her fortifications along the fron tier Envoys All Present Every important embassy ac warmed by a breeze from the south J credited to London was gresent ;